Skip to main content


Law Students: Overview of Legal Practice

Designed for law students to provide insight into several major legal practice areas of interest in private practice.

Start Track
  1. still frame from What is Civil Litigation Practice? 11 min

    Civil Litigation Practice

    What do civil litigators do? This course explains the typical roles in a civil litigation group at a law firm, including partners, counsel, associates, and paralegals, and also describes the role of the client.

  2. still frame from Starting a Civil Litigation 13 min

    The Phases of Civil Litigation

    This course explains the life cycle of a civil litigation case, from filing the complaint to conducting discovery to judgment and appeals.

  3. still frame from Specialist Practice Groups and Others 10 min

    M&A Practice

    What is M&A practice? What do deal lawyers do? This course will help you understand this practice area, whether you want to be an M&A lawyer or not.

  4. still frame from Deal Process Overview 6 min

    Deal Process Overview

    Learn about the overall M&A deal process, from setting up the deal team to the post-closing.

  5. still frame from The Issuer, Selling Security Holders and Underwriters 10 min

    The Deal Team in a Registered Offering

    A brief overview of the key players involved in a securities offering and their responsibilities. Describes the roles of issuers, underwriters, accountants and lawyers.

  6. still frame from Corporate Restructurings 13 min

    Introduction to Corporate Restructuring

    An introduction to corporate restructurings, including the differences between bankruptcy and restructuring and the factors companies consider when deciding whether and how to restructure or liquidate. Also covers the key players in a corporate restructuring on the debtor and creditor sides as well as the additional players involved in a Chapter 11 case.

  7. still frame from Debtor-Side Restructuring Teams 11 min

    Corporate Restructuring Practice

    This course explains corporate restructuring work at a large law firm and what restructuring lawyers do. It covers the various factors that influence the type of work involved, such as in-court vs. out-of-court restructurings and creditor vs. debtor representation, and what restructuring teams look like.