1000 LaSalle Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
J.D., magna cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School
M.L.S., University of North Texas School of Library and Information Science
B.A., magna cum laude, St. Olaf College
Valerie Aggerbeck was born and raised in Athis-Mons, a small town south of Paris, France. She moved to the United States in 1998 to attend St. Olaf College, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with honors in Political Science. She received her Master in Library Science from the University of North Texas and her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was a student director for the school’s Child Advocacy Clinic and a member of the Jessup International Moot Court.
Prior to joining the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Valerie interned at William Mitchell College of Law and worked as the St. Paul Branch Librarian for the 8th Circuit U.S. Courts Library, providing reference services to federal judges, attorneys, and the general public. At St. Thomas, she teaches legal research and provides reference services to law school faculty, students, and staff. She also serves as a French interpreter for the Immigration Clinic and provides interpretation and translation services to local attorneys and law professors.
Valerie is licensed to practice law in Minnesota. She is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association Human Rights Committee, serves on several committees of the American Association of Law Libraries, and chairs the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries Publications Committee. In her free time, she enjoys traveling. She returns to France yearly to spend time with her family, has visited many national parks in the U.S. (Yellowstone is a favorite), and recently traveled to Morocco and Tanzania.
|625||Lawyering Skills II||2|
|Description of course 625 :||This course will refine students' legal problem-solving skills using legal analysis, legal research, and legal writing strategies and will introduce students to additional lawyering skills. Students will advance from objective to persuasive legal writing projects set in an advocacy context and will draft typical litigation documents, such as plead- ings, pre-trial motions, and trial briefs. Students will consider various dynamics of the lawyer/client relationship, conduct a client interview, and prepare a client opinion letter. Finally, the course will explore alternative methods of dispute resolution.|