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Fall 2021
5321 Law Office Management: How to Make Money as a Lawyer - BROWN/GRABOWSKI/HANCOCK- 27814

Professor(s): Charles Brown (ADJUNCT)
Paul Grabowski (ADJUNCT)
Amy Hancock (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Procedure and Practice 

Time: 4:00p-5:30p  TTH  Location: 144  BLB

Course Outline: This course is a guide to understanding how you can be successful financially and thrive as a practicing attorney by either working at a law firm or by starting your own practice. Topics covered include: understanding various firm business models, basic law firm accounting and finance, marketing, professional development, case selection and valuation, law firm niche selection, how firms cash flow, hiring/firing staff, and ethical issues.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 8/23/21

Course Notes: DistanceEd  The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to operate the course as distance education. This means no physical classroom is assigned for this course. This also most likely means synchronous internet videoconferencing class sessions during the day(s) and time(s) when the course is scheduled to meet. However, other, more flexible modalities are possible, such as not using some of the scheduled class sessions to meet but instead supplementing with asynchronous distance education techniques. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Take home exam      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (4/9/2021 12:55:45 PM)

Special Case

Course Materials: Course materials will be provided by the professors.