Curriculum

Decision Making for Lawyers: Concepts, Duties & Skills

B581 is taught by Kiser

This course is designed to enhance students legal judgment, problem solving, client counseling, conflict resolution and forecasting skills. It analyzes the psychology of decision making; explains how biases and heuristics impede effective decision making; describes the legal malpractice and disciplinary implications of deficient decision making; identifies the frequency, costs and predictors of adverse legal outcomes; highlights techniques for improving client representation in litigation and transactional practices; and demonstrates methods to upgrade individual, group and organizational decision making.