Solo and Small Firm Practice Pathway


The Solo and Small Firm Practice Pathway is designed as a guided curriculum that will prepare you for a career as a solo or small firm practitioner. A student who seeks to practice solo or work in a small firm will likely serve clients in a broad array of legal areas. Possible areas include corporate and commercial transactions, contracts, disability, employment or veterans’ claims, criminal matters, family law and personal injury. In addition to honing your core legal analysis, research and writing skills, you should develop a basic knowledge about business.

Faculty Advisors

Professors Tom Mack and Laurie Morin


Community Service/Summer Fellowships/Internships

UDC-DCSL has extensive connections with non-profit organizations and governmental agencies in the DC metropolitan region that provide students with the opportunity to spend a semester actually working in their chosen fields. For students who are planning to go into solo or small firm practice, placements at one of the many legal services organizations in the area provide a wealth of experience in housing, family law, public entitlements, wills and estates, employment law, consumer law and other areas of general practice. The following are some examples of relevant placements students have obtained with legal services organizations: