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Assessment

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Rubric Code: KX8C736
"Thinking like a lawyer" "Performing like a lawyer" and "Acting like a lawyer"
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Keywords: Legal Analysis, Skills Development, and Professionalism
Categories: Subjects: Law  
Types: Assessment  
Grade Levels: Graduate

Powered by iRubric Legal Analysis
Thinking like a lawyer utilizes legal reasoning, issue spotting, and substantive knowledge.
  Exemplary
5 pts Advanced work for a law student at this time in the course.
Accomplished
4 pts Generally good work for a law student at this time in the course.
Competent
3 pts Proficient work for a law student at this time in the course.
Developing
2 pts Work needs some additional content or skills to be competent.
Novice
1 pts Work needs significant additional content or skills to be competent.
Legal Reasoning
The practice of marrying the relevant facts to the rule of law in order to reach a reasonable conclusion about, or to generate an appropriate response to, the issue.
Exemplary

Only uses key facts; clearly links relevant law to the key facts; thoroughly demonstrated how each fact proves or disproves an element to the rule of law in a manner most likely to resolve the issue.
Accomplished

Uses mostly key facts and relevant facts; clearly links relevant law to the key facts; somewhat demonstrated how each fact proves or disproves an element to the rule of law in a manner most likely to resolve the issue.
Competent

Uses some relevant facts and some irrelevant facts; semi-links relevant law to the key facts; somewhat demonstrated how each fact proves or disproves an element to the rule of law in a manner most likely to resolve the issue.
Developing

Only uses irrelevant facts; does not link relevant law to the key facts; OR did not demonstrate how each fact proves or disproves an element to the rule of law in a manner most likely to resolve the issue.
Novice

Only uses irrelevant facts; does not link relevant law to the key facts; AND did not demonstrate how each fact proves or disproves an element to the rule of law in a manner most likely to resolve the issue.
Issue Spotting
Exemplary

Issue set forth is relevant to the overall question being asked; issue statement uses ONLY dispositive facts; and issue is clearly stated.
Accomplished

Issue set forth is relevant to the overall question being asked; issue statement uses some dispositive facts and some relevant facts; and issue is clearly stated.
Competent

Issue set forth is semi-relevant to the overall question being asked; issue statement uses relevant facts, not dispositive ones; and issue is not clearly stated.
Developing

Issue set forth is not relevant to the overall question being asked and is not stated clearly OR issue statement does not use relevant facts and is not stated clearly.
Novice

Issue set forth is not relevant to the overall question being asked or issue not set forth at all; issue is not stated clearly; AND issue statement does not use any relevant facts.
Rule of Law
Exemplary

Dispositive portions of relevant rule are all stated fully using the LEGAL TERMS OF ART; non-dispositive portions or rules are stated succinctly; no mention of irrelevant rules, and rule specifically applies to the issue at hand.
Accomplished

Dispositive portions of relevant rule are all stated or rephrased in a legally equivalent way; non-dispositive portions or rules are stated succinctly; no mention of irrelevant rules; rule specifically applies to the issue at hand.
Competent

Relevant rule is stated fully using the legal terms of art or the legal equivalent; there is some mention of irrelevant rules; rule does not specifically apply to the issue at hand.
Developing

Relevant rule for stated issue is set forth but is either: not fully stated, is partially incorrect, or is not phrased in a legally equivalent manner.
Novice

Wrong rule set forth; correct rule with such significant errors or omissions that it is functionally incorrect; OR no rule stated at all.
Skills Development
Performing like a lawyer requires training for practice. (i.e. oral arguments, negotiations, and client counseling.
  Exemplary
5 pts Advanced work for a law student at this time in the course.
Accomplished
4 pts Generally good work for a law student at this time in the course.
Competent
3 pts Proficient work for a law student at this time in the course.
Developing
2 pts Work needs some additional content or skills to be competent.
Novice
1 pts Work needs significant additional content or skills to be competent.
Skill Performance
Exemplary

Performs the skill in an outstanding
manner with virtually no supervision and could provide assistance
to others.
Accomplished

Performs the skill adequately without
further training.
Competent

Performs the skill with minimal
supervision.
Developing

Performs the skill, but requires close
supervision
Novice

Is familiar with the skill, but not able to
perform it.
Communication
Exemplary

Shares many ideas related to the goals; Encourages all group members to share their ideas; Listens attentively to others; Empathetic to other people's feelings and ideas;
Accomplished

Freely shares ideas; encourages others to share their ideas; listens to others; considers other people's feelings and ideas.
Competent

Shares ideas when encouraged; allows sharing by all group members; listens to others; considers other people's feelings and ideas.
Developing

Sometimes shares ideas when encouraged.
permits sharing by all group members; does not listen to others; rarely considers other people's feelings and ideas.
Novice

Does not share ideas; watches but does not contribute to discussions; does not show consideration for others.
Creative Problem Solving
Exemplary

Always uses creativity and relevant rules to generate new and innovative solutions; integrates seemingly unrelated information; and always entertains possibilities that others may miss.
Accomplished

Mostly uses creativity and relevant rules to generate new and innovative solutions; mostly integrates seemingly unrelated information; or mostly entertains possibilities that others may miss.
Competent

Sometimes uses creativity and relevant rules to generate new and innovative solutions; sometimes integrates seemingly unrelated information; or sometimes entertains possibilities that others may miss.
Developing

Rarely uses creativity or relevant rules to generate new and innovative solutions; rarely integrates seemingly unrelated information; or rarely entertains possibilities that others may miss.
Novice

Never uses creativity or relevant rules to generate new and innovative solutions; never integrates seemingly unrelated information; and never entertains possibilities that others may miss.
Professionalism
Acting like a lawyer means to develop a professional identity and conduct yourself accordingly.
  Highly Professional
5 pts
Professional
4 pts
Acceptable
3 pts
Developing
2 pts
Unprofessional
1 pts
Respectful
Highly Professional

Dresses professionally; demonstrates ethical behavior at all times; and maintains professionalism in all communications by demonstrating civility and respect while interacting with others.
Professional

Dresses professionally; demonstrates ethical behavior most times; or maintains professionalism in most communications by demonstrating civility and respect while interacting with others.
Acceptable

Dresses appropriately; demonstrates ethical behavior sometimes; or maintains professionalism in some communications by demonstrating civility and respect while interacting with others.
Developing

Dresses inappropriately; rarely demonstrates ethical behavior; or rarely maintains professionalism in communications by demonstrating civility and respect while interacting with others.
Unprofessional

Dresses inappropriately; never demonstrates ethical behavior; and never maintains professionalism in any communications by demonstrating civility and respect while interacting with others.
Quality of Work
Highly Professional

Provides work of the highest quality that reflects best effort; makes strong effort to improve work; plans work effectively to meet demands of the simulation; and shows a thorough understanding of the substantive issue.
Professional

Provides high quality of work that often reflects best effort; makes good effort to improve work; usually plans work effectively to meet demands of the simulation; or shows a good understanding of the substantive issue.
Acceptable

Provides good quality of work that often reflects best effort; makes fair effort to improve work; sometimes plans work effectively to meet demands of the simulation; or shows a fair understanding of the substantive issue.
Developing

Provides fair quality of work that often reflects best effort; makes some effort to improve work; rarely plans work effectively to meet demands of the simulation; or shows a deficient understanding of the substantive issue.
Unprofessional

Provides poor quality of work that often reflects best effort; does not make effort to improve work; never plans work effectively to meet demands of the simulation; and shows a deficient understanding of the substantive issue.
Teamwork
Highly Professional

Always shows positive, proactive behavior; willing collaborator; open to team's opinions; equally contributed to ideas and work; totally cooperative with the simulation.
Professional

Always shows positive, proactive behavior; willing collaborator; open to team's opinions; equally contributed to ideas and work; totally cooperative with the simulation.
Acceptable

Always shows positive, proactive behavior; willing collaborator; open to team's opinions; equally contributed to ideas and work; totally cooperative with the simulation.
Developing

Always shows positive, proactive behavior; willing collaborator; open to team's opinions; equally contributed to ideas and work; totally cooperative with the simulation.
Unprofessional

Always shows positive, proactive behavior; willing collaborator; open to team's opinions; equally contributed to ideas and work; totally cooperative with the simulation.



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