The following are learning outcomes for Drake Law School's overall legal education program.
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1. Analysis and problem solving – Students will be able to identify relevant legal issues and to understand, interpret, and apply statutes and case law. They will be able to engage in critical thinking to predict outcomes and recommend appropriate action.
2. Communication – Students will communicate ethically, effectively, and efficiently with individuals and groups.
3. Lawyer Practice Skills – Students will be able to demonstrate the professional skills needed for competent participation as a member of the legal profession. These skills can include any of the following: interviewing, document drafting, negotiation, conflict resolution, counseling, pre-trial preparation, fact development, and analysis, oral advocacy, trial representation, appellate advocacy, or organization and management of legal work.
4. Legal Research – Students will be able to identify the major primary and secondary legal sorcery both print and online; understand the appropriate use of each; and independently construct an effective research strategy for locating, analyzing, and organizing relevant resources that support resolution of a given legal question.
5. Professionalism and Ethics – Students will be able to identify ethical concerns in a variety of situations, determine the applicable Rule of Professional Responsibility, and apply the rules to ensure compliance with all professional and ethical standards.
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