Learning Outcomes


Students who successfully complete the course will be able to demonstrate skills, knowledge, or values in the following law-related areas:


A non-exhaustive list of law-related competencies that may be learned in one or more BSL courses or other law school activities or experiences.

Legal Knowledge. Apply domestic, comparative, international, legislative, regulatory, statutory, or transnational laws

Applying, classifying, defining, describing, employing, explaining, labeling, listing, reproducing, reviewing, stating, or using legal knowledge

Analysis and Decision-Making. Evaluate or solve legal problems

Analogizing, analyzing, being creative or innovative, comparing, critiquing, differentiating, distinguishing, exercising practical judgment, planning, problem solving, reasoning, or theorizing

Policy Evaluation. Examine and connect legal contexts, issues, policy, theory, or values

Understanding or evaluating specific situations in light of fundamental principles and values such as equality, fairness, liberty, justice, or analytical orientations such as economics, public safety, or critical legal studies

Professional Identity. Understand lawyers’ responsibilities to clients, the legal profession, and society

Demonstrating dedication, diligence, engagement, ethics, honesty, integrity, or community or social engagement

Legal Writing. Draft written texts for legal purposes and audiences

Advising, advocating, arguing, describing, discussing, drafting, editing, formulating, memorializing, modifying, recording, restating, revising, reviewing, or summarizing

Oral Communication. Employ oral communication for legal purposes and audiences

Advising, advocating, arguing, counseling, debating, describing, formulating, influencing, listening, presenting, responding, speaking, or testifying

Information Gathering and Processing. Obtain and assess information about facts, law, procedure, and theory

Appraising, assessing, categorizing, examining, finding, interviewing, investigating, locating, organizing, prioritizing, researching, or sorting

Interpersonal Interactions. Demonstrate emotional intelligence and ability to work with other people

Collaborating, cooperating, empathizing, identifying, managing, mediating, mentoring, organizing, recognizing, resolving conflicts, or supporting

Client and Practice Management. Employ tools or strategies that encourage the ethical and effective practice of law

Building professional relationships, identifying client or community needs, managing stress, organizing one's own or others’ work, using technology or electronic media