General Practice

Courses in the general-practice area help prepare students to represent individuals and small businesses, on a variety of legal matters, in solo practice or in small to medium sized law firms.


All focused course work at UST Law consists of foundational courses that introduce the subject area, upper-level theory and practice courses that provide an academic background necessary for success, and experiential learning courses that provide students with the chance to apply their learning in simulations or outside the classroom. 

The Supervised Research and Writing course (independent study), the Mentor Externship program, and the public service requirements can also be used to support focused course work.

Foundational Courses

(Offered once or more yearly)

Business Associations (Required)
Federal Income Taxation
Wills, Estates, and Trusts

Upper Level Theory and Practice Courses

Administrative Law* Ethical Leadership in Litigation
Advanced Evidence Evidence*
Advance Legal Research Family Law*
Arbitration Law and Practice Federal Estate and Gift Tax
Bankruptcy* Labor Law
Consumer Law Land Use Law
Children and the Law Legal Malpractice*
Civil Pretrial Litigation* Pensions and Employment Benefits
Criminal Procedure I* Personal Injury - Automobiles
Criminal Procedure II* Real Estate Transactions
Disability Law Small Firm Practice*
Employment Law* Social Security Law
Estate Planning and Administration Workers Compensation
*course offered at least yearly.

Experiential Learning Courses

(Offered yearly unless otherwise indicated)

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Client Interviewing and Counseling
Clinic: Bankruptcy
Clinic: Elder Law Practice Group
Mediation 
Negotiation
Transactional Drafting