Concentration in Solo and Small Practice
The Solo and Small Practice Concentration bridges the gap between the doctrinal knowledge and practical competencies taught in law school and those necessary to successfully operate a solo practice. This concentration focuses students on courses where they will build the diverse set of business, legal, and interpersonal skills necessary in solo and small firm practice. For example, courses required for the concentration include Interviewing, Negotiating and Counseling, Law Practice Management, Selected Topics in Ethics for Solo and Small Firm Practice, and New York Legal Research. In addition to these courses you will have the opportunity to work with practitioners on simulated cases which will involve the types of matters likely to present themselves in your office. Following that experience, students will work on actual cases in a law office setting. Participation in this concentration will eliminate the mystery that often terrifies the new practitioner. The goal of this concentration is to help you succeed both in business and as a high-caliber attorney.