Date Submitted: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:45:20 GMT

LAW 611 v30 : Advocacy, Client Counseling and Negotiation Skills in Practice Settings

Last edit: Wed, 03 Apr 2019 00:43:07 GMT

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Week One
JD Adjunct
UserID Name Email
sk1498 Krantz, Sheldon
LAW 611 v30: Advocacy, Client Counseling and Negotiation Skills in Practice Settings
Advocacy, Client Counseling and Negotiation Skills in Practice Settings
MTWTh 1:30pm-5:30pm
1/6/20 to 1/9/20
Special Requirement


This course does NOT meet the J.D. Professional Responsibility graduation requirement. For a list of the PR series courses, please see the Legal Profession/Professional Responsibility cluster essay.

This course is mandatory pass/fail, and does NOT count against the 7-credit pass/fail limit for J.D. students.

This optional, elective course is for first-year J.D. students only, who are enrolled through a lottery process.

ATTENDANCE AT ALL CLASS SESSIONS IS MANDATORY. All enrolled students must be in attendance at the start of the first class session in order to be eligible for a seat in the class and must attend each class session in its entirety. For more information see the Week One website.

Due to the intensive nature of the course, the small-group, team, and individual work that is involved, and the preparation that is necessary to ensure a positive student experience, students who wish to drop the course after they have accepted a seat must drop by Friday, November 30, at 3:00 p.m. After that point, permission to drop from the course professor and Assistant Dean for Experiential Learning is required. Students who are enrolled but do not attend the first class session will be withdrawn from the course.

Would you like to offer the Pass/Fail grading option?

Does this course qualify as a "simulation course"?

Is this course available to distance students?

Is this a mandatory Pass-Fail course?


Personal Information


Professor Krantz currently serves on a pro bono basis as the Executive Director of the DC Affordable Law Firm, a tax-exempt nonprofit created by the Georgetown University Law Center, DLA Piper and Arent Fox to provide low fee legal services to modest income Washington, DC residents who do not qualify for free legal aid but cannot afford the rates that lawyers normally charge. He also serves as the Co-Director of the Justice Lab and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown. The Justice Lab was established to conduct research, provide technical assistance, and develop new approaches relating to the access to justice crisis in the United States.

Prior to his current positions, Professor Krantz was a litigation partner at DLA Piper and the Founder and Director of New Perimeter, its global pro bono affiliate. He began his career as a prosecutor in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. Professor Krantz also served as the Dean of the University of San Diego Law School, and, before that, as a Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Criminal Justice at Boston University School of Law. He is the author of numerous books and articles including The Legal Profession: What is Wrong and How to Fix It which was published by LexisNexis in 2013.

Professor Krantz has received a number of awards including the 2016 Council for Court Excellence Justice Potter Stewart Award for his continued efforts in public service, pro bono and civil liberties advocacy; the 2011 National Law Journal Champion Award for his New Perimeter initiatives; and the District of Columbia Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award in 2004. He has been a member of the DC Access to Justice Commission since 2011 and is a former Chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association.

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