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Be a Lawyer: Practical Skills and Famous Cases Ongoing Class

Each week, students will learn a new skill used by lawyers in court or in law office management and also learn about landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Amy Vasquez, J.D.
76 total reviews for this teacher
New class
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Mon Sep 19

Meets Once per week
11pm - 11:55pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn several real life legal skills such as how to submit a FOIA request, draft a press release, basic overview of trials, techniques for legal strategy, how to quickly organize a position for debate, as well as study several landmark Supreme Court cases throughout the series. Each class will focus on one topic or skill and students can join or leave the series at any time.
I am a practicing lawyer who hosts interns in my law office each year and I was an intern for several offices prior to opening up my own. 
No homework as this is an ongoing class and students may join or leave the series as desired. 
Learners will be expected to prepare presentations at each session. A pen/pencil and paper is recommended.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Learners will receive an electronic certificate after each session identifying the subject studied in the session. 
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
US Supreme Court decisions will be discussed as specified on the syllabus 
Through a screen share using Google slides, I may share content from the U.S. government websites: U.S. Supreme Court, Freedom of Information Act, Department of Justice, Library of Congress, C-SPAN,  and the U.S. House of Representatives. A Youtube video clip may also be used to give context for the legal situation presented through my screen share using Google slides. I may also share content from via a Google slide screen share. The students will not be asked to log on to any source themselves inside or outside of class. Further reading suggestions may be provided on the classroom page for the students own interest and not as a requirement of the class.


Amy Vasquez, J.D.
Lives in the United States
Amy Vasquez, Esq.
76 total reviews
49 completed classes

About Me

I am a civil rights attorney and continue to practice law while serving as an Outschool teacher. I have worked at the Innocence Project and provide pro bono assistance to their clients whenever called upon, as well as have worked at the Defenders... 
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