SULS's well-crafted curriculum provides students doctrinal foundations, practice fundamentals, and the means to integrate and apply the two experientially. The integration of theory and practice begins in the first-year, fostered by the Legal Practice Skills course, which teaches students legal reasoning, research and writing, and aspects of ethical practice.
Our extensive simulation skills offerings in trial and appellate advocacy, dispute resolution, and client counseling compliment SULS's numerous student advocacy competition opportunities – both national and international – to create a dynamic spectrum of skills-based programs.
Our capstone clinical and internship programs are among the best in the nation and offer a majority of graduating students opportunities to practice law as student lawyers prior to graduation.
SULS also offers five curricular concentrations, presenting students with a guided curricular path through education to practice. After graduation, SULS's extensive Advanced Legal Studies program provides award-winning continuing legal education to judges, legislators, administrative agencies, and other practitioners.
Through these and other programs, SULS strives to offer our students numerous paths to becoming knowledgeable, skilled, ethical, and reflective practitioners. Our participation in the Education of Tomorrow's Lawyers consortium will further strengthen our commitment to the future of our profession.