Prof Studies Law Firm Mgmt (PSLM)

Explanation of Course Numbers

  • Courses in the 1000s are primarily introductory undergraduate courses
  • Those in the 2000–4000s are upper-division undergraduate courses that can also be taken for graduate credit with permission and additional work
  • Those in the 6000s and 8000s are for master’s, doctoral, and professional-level students
  • The 6000s are open to advanced undergraduate students with approval of the instructor and the dean or advising office

PSLM 5099. Variable Topics. 1-99 Credits.

PSLM 6201. Theories, Principles, and Practices of Law Firm Management. 6 Credits.

PSLM 6202. ApplyingStrategic&BusPlanning. 3 Credits.

Team projects using a simulated law firm case study, including practice group and office profitability analysis, market assessments, creation of strategic plans, and merger analyses. Prerequisite: PSLM 6201.

PSLM 6203. Practical Applications of Law Firm Management. 3 Credits.

Presentation of strategic plans, analyses, and recommendations developed in PSLM 6202 before a panel of faculty, managing partners, and law firm professionals. Prerequisite: PSLM 6202.

PSLM 6204. Principles of Leadership. 6 Credits.

An intensive course focused on theories and principles of leadership within firms, including leading organizational change. Prerequisite: PSLM 6203.

PSLM 6205. Application of Leadership Frameworks. 3 Credits.

Concepts and frameworks that highlight leadership roles in firms. Prerequisite: PSLM 6204.

PSLM 6206. Strategic Leadership for Sustainability and Change. 3 Credits.

Integration of the content of PSLM 6204 and PSLM 6205 through a focus on strategic leadership. Prerequisite: PSLM 6205.

PSLM 6207. Process Improvement in Law Firms. 3 Credits.

Development of charters for major projects in law firms, applying skills pertaining to managing change and conflict. Prerequisite: PSLM 6206.

PSLM 6208. Legal Technology and Knowledge Management. 3 Credits.

Key elements of knowledge management, including development of a knowledge management strategy. Prerequisite: PSLM 6207.