Curriculum Guide · Courses
Applied Problem Solving
Professors Geis and Esterhay
J.D. Seminar 1210 | 1 credit hours
This week-long course surveys applied problem solving concepts that can be used to find the optimal solution to a given business opportunity or challenge. The course will be useful to anyone interested in learning a structured approach to problem solving, but especially to law students interested in pursuing alternative careers in business, consulting, investment banking, and private equity. The course will involve guest speakers, group activities, and a scenario-based exercise that unfolds over the week, culminating in a live presentation to a panel of distinguished business executives. Students will be assigned to a project team to work together throughout the week. There is no exam or paper requirement. Instead, the course requirements are class participation and a final in-class presentation.
Note: Attendance at all class sessions is mandatory and all enrolled students must attend the first class in order to remain enrolled. Students on the wait list must attend the first class in order to be admitted off the wait list. Enrolled students will have until Monday, January 6, 2014, 5:00 p.m. to drop this course.
WEEK ONE COURSE. This seminar will meet for one week only, on the following days: Monday, January 6, 2014, through Friday, January 10, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. An additional evening session will also be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. This course is mandatory pass/fail and will count toward the 7 credit pass/fail limit for J.D. students.