Academics

The Business of Being a Lawyer

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Recognizing that the legal profession is in the midst of dramatic changes and challenges, the University of Alabama School of Law is committed to helping its students navigate the legal world they are joining. To further this commitment, the UA School of Law has created a course, The Business of Being a Lawyer (BBL) which addresses the following four topics: (1) current economic trends in the legal profession and how these trends impact law students and new lawyers, (2) personal financial planning basics, recognizing that one’s career choices are enhanced, or restricted, by one’s financial status, (3) Issues of Emotional Intelligence (EQ), skills for building EQ, and how such skills help navigate professional and personal challenges, and (4) “Free Agency”: how to be an effective free agent throughout one’s career.

BBL is a one credit ethics course that begins at the University of Alabama School of Law in Fall 2013. It is mandatory for all students enrolling in UA Law School in Fall 2013 and thereafter. It is recommended for all current 2L and 3L students. BBL will be offered in the Fall only, on the following five Friday afternoons:
September 20, 2013
October 18, 2013
October 25, 2013
November 8, 2013
November 22, 2013.
Each class session is a 2 and ½ hour block, from 2:30 – 5:05 PM. There is a classroom component, followed by break-out groups of 10-12 students per group. Following each class session will be a reception at the Law School.

Course Description and Syllabus

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