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    Apr 18, 2024  
2014-2015 School of Law Bulletin 
2014-2015 School of Law Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Certificate in Advocacy and Problem-Solving (CAPS)

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The Certificate in Advocacy and Problem-Solving, exclusively for Hamline JD students, offers you a window into new ways of conceptualizing and delivering justice. The program puts you in the best position to deliver value to employers and clients who recognize that the best lawyers are skilled problem-solvers.

Practice Perspectives Requirement
In addition to the coursework listed below, students must also complete a “Practice Perspectives Requirement.” Working with a CAPS advisor, students plan a set of experiences to enhance their personal goals. Students must complete 6 activities including:

  • 2 CAPS Colloquia: DRI-sponsored programs exclusively for CAPS students and alumni
  • Professional Education (minimum one): Examples include CLE programs, community ADR training, and other educational programs
  • Advocacy (minimum one): Examples include attending a court proceeding, attending a legislative hearing, or volunteering at legal services
  • Problem-Solving (minimum one):Examples include volunteering at a mediation center, participating in Community of Peace student conflict resolution leadership training, shadowing a neutral or lawyer conducting a mediation, or participating in a restorative justice program

Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the 22-credit CAPS curriculum.

CAPS Coursework

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