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Fundamental Lawyering Skills

Professor Beth Schwartz, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Professional Skills

Your time at Fordham Law School is the opening act in a great legal masterpiece. Practice important parts of your performance—your interviewing, client counseling, and negotiating skills, among others—with a professional New York City actor in an authentic recorded simulation as part of the Fundamental Lawyering Skills program.

During the simulation, an actor portrays your client in order to show you the unpredictable and complex world of legal practice. In addition to valuable practice, you will receive guidance and feedback from your “clients,” classmates, and Fordham Law faculty.

You’re the star of your own legal career. Play the part in Fundamental Lawyering Skills.

Recent News...


For the first time, Fordham Law School's Experiential Program, under the direction of Professor Beth Schwartz, hosted the ABA Law Student Division's Client Counseling Competition on Saturday, February 3rd and Sunday, February 4th. Read on to find out who the winners were...

ABA Client Counseling Competition - New England Finalists
New England Law School

ABA Client Counseling Competition - Fordham Finalists
Fordham Law School

ABA Client Counseling Competition - Albany Finalists
Albany Law School

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