Entries from December 2009
December 21st, 2009 · Comments
Students hoping to pursue work as litigators have the opportunity to practice required skills while learning from one of San Diego's most distinguished jurists. California Western's pretrial practice program was recently the recipient of a gift from prominent trial attorney Dennis Schoville, who used his stipend from a statewide "trial attorney of the year" award to continue the work done at California Western.
This episode of Law in 10 features the Honorable James Stiven, retired U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of California, who teaches the pretrial curriculum.
December 7th, 2009 · Comments
American law schools have traditionally produced graduates fluent in the language of the law and familiar with the cases and concepts taught in the classroom. But are students prepared for the ethical requirements of daily practice? Even more importantly, are they encouraged to think about their place in the profession?
California Western is on the leading edge of an emerging trend in American legal education. In response to several widely respected reports encouraging greater emphasis on skills training and problem solving, California Western developed STEPPS, a two-course program aimed at preparing students for the ethical and practical demands of a career in the law.
This episode of Law in 10 explores the STEPPS Program with Visiting Professor Tim Casey, a member of the faculty of Case Western Reserve School of Law and a Supervising Attorney with California Western's STEPPS Program.