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Successfully Launching Your Nonprofit Public Interest Career: Preparing for Practice

Future Offerings

Successfully Launching Your Nonprofit Public Interest Career: Preparing for Practice (7855): This professional development seminar is intended for graduating J.D. students who will start their public interest careers working for a nonprofit organization. Through lectures, readings, simulations, and exercises, students will learn key skills required to excel at their role at a nonprofit legal organization. Areas of focus will include: (1) creating strategies for managing projects, caseloads, and advocacy campaigns; (2) understanding and working with nonprofit financial systems, revenue models, and expense budgets as well as personal financial planning; (3) developing an equity, diversity, and inclusion lens for work with clients, colleagues, and external partners (e.g., community partners, opposing counsel, pro bono collaborators); (4) communication and facilitation skills; and (5) building effective coalitions and partnerships with stakeholders (e.g., community leaders, policy-makers, pro bono partners, etc.). Elements used in grading: Attendance, Performance, Class Participation, Written Assignments.

Sections

Successfully Launching Your Nonprofit Public Interest Career: Preparing for Practice | LAW 7855 Section 01 Class #33772

  • 2 Units
  • Grading: Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO4 - Ability to Communicate Effectively in Writing
    • LO5 - Ability to Communicate Orally
    • LO7 - Professional Skills
  • Course Category:
    • Miscellaneous Practice-Skills

  • 2023-2024 Spring ( )
  • Thu

Past Offerings

Successfully Launching Your Nonprofit Public Interest Career: Preparing for Practice (7855): This professional development seminar is intended for graduating J.D. students who will start their public interest careers working for a nonprofit organization. Through lectures, readings, simulations, and exercises, students will learn key skills required to excel at their role at a nonprofit legal organization. Areas of focus will include: (1) creating strategies for managing projects, caseloads, and advocacy campaigns; (2) understanding and working with nonprofit financial systems, revenue models, and expense budgets as well as personal financial planning; (3) developing an equity, diversity, and inclusion lens for work with clients, colleagues, and external partners (e.g., community partners, opposing counsel, pro bono collaborators); (4) communication and facilitation skills; and (5) building effective coalitions and partnerships with stakeholders (e.g., community leaders, policy-makers, pro bono partners, etc.). Elements used in grading: Attendance, Performance, Class Participation, Written Assignments.

Sections

Successfully Launching Your Nonprofit Public Interest Career: Preparing for Practice | LAW 7855 Section 01 Class #34513

  • 2 Units
  • Grading: Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail
  • 2022-2023 Spring
    Schedule No Longer Available
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO4 - Ability to Communicate Effectively in Writing
    • LO5 - Ability to Communicate Orally
    • LO7 - Professional Skills
  • Course Category:
    • Miscellaneous Practice-Skills

  • 2022-2023 Spring
    Schedule No Longer Available

Successfully Launching Your Nonprofit Public Interest Career: Preparing for Practice (7855): This professional development seminar is intended for graduating J.D. students who will start their public interest careers working for a nonprofit organization. Through lectures, readings, guest speakers, simulations, and exercises, students will learn key skills required to excel at their role at a nonprofit legal organization. Areas of focus will include: (1) creating strategies for managing projects, caseloads, and advocacy campaigns; (2) developing and tracking goals for assessing impact and reporting to stakeholders; (3) understanding and working with nonprofit financial systems, revenue models, and expense budgets; (4) developing an equity, diversity, and inclusion lens for work with clients, colleagues, and external partners (e.g., community partners, opposing counsel, pro bono collaborators); and (5) building effective coalitions and partnerships with stakeholders (e.g., community leaders, policy-makers, pro bono partners, etc.). Elements used in grading: Attendance, Performance, Class Participation, Written Assignments.

Sections

Successfully Launching Your Nonprofit Public Interest Career: Preparing for Practice | LAW 7855 Section 01 Class #33939

  • 2 Units
  • Grading: Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail
  • 2021-2022 Spring
    Schedule No Longer Available
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO4 - Ability to Communicate Effectively in Writing
    • LO5 - Ability to Communicate Orally
    • LO7 - Professional Skills
  • Course Category:
    • Miscellaneous Practice-Skills

  • 2021-2022 Spring
    Schedule No Longer Available
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