Lawyering Skills Program Overview

UCI Law seeks to do the best job in the country of training students for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession. In addition to the year-long Lawyering Skills course that students take in their first year, the law school offers a number of professional skills programs in which upper-level students can learn valuable skills that lawyers need from the first day of practice. These skills include legal research, writing and editing, and oral advocacy.

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UCI Law Lawyering Skills Fall 2021 Newsletter

UCI Law's Lawyering Skills Program continues its tradition of preparing students to practice at the highest levels of the profession.

Legal Writing Institute One Day Workshop 2019

The Lawyering Skills program at UC Irvine School of Law recently hosted the Legal Writing Institute’s One-Day Workshops on December 6, 2019. The theme of the workshop was Courting Controversy: Challenging Traditional Notions of What We (Should) Teach, featuring presentations by UCI Law Lawyering Skills Professors Alison Mikkor, Rachel Croskery-Roberts and Trilby Robinson-Dorn.

Grace Tonner Receives 2020 AALS Legal Writing Section Award

Prof. Tonner

Pictured left to right: Wendy-Adele Humphrey, Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research Section Chair; Prof. Grace Tonner; Prof. Rachel Croskery-Roberts; and Kim Holst, Professor at Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law at the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.