Students will first learn Project Management Fundamentals and Project Management Planning and Controls and then how to apply core concepts to legal scenarios via case studies in Collection Plans, Production Plans, Trial Preparation Plans, and eDiscovery Program "plans“. Students will create group project plans and present them to a panel of leading Litigation Support and eDiscovery professionals.
Students who successfully complete the course will be able to:
- Describe the importance of project management in the delivery of value-added legal services
- Apply project management principles in the legal environment
- Adapt the five phases of a project (initiation, planning, execution, controlling, and closing) to the legal environment
- Understand the principles of cost management, human resource management, and change management to project execution
- Develop an effective project communications plan
- Identify, mitigate, plan for, and respond to project risks
- Properly close out a project and harvest knowledge
This course is an open enrollment course. No application is required and registration is available by clicking "Add to Cart" below.
- Current Students: Current students must register with their Georgetown NetID and password.
- New Students: New students must first create an account and password through the Student Portal prior to registration. After your account is created, you will receive your Georgetown NetID via email. When you have your Georgetown NetID and password, continue registration by clicking "Add to Cart", logging in, and following the steps to complete checkout. Course registration is complete when payment is processed and you receive a confirmation email.
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For more information or to speak with a program advisor, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 687-8700.
Students are required to have the following textbooks for class:
- Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge 5th Edition (PMBOK 2013)
- Legal Project Management: Control Costs, Meet Schedules, Manage Risks, and Maintain Sanity
Textbooks are available for purchase or rent from online book vendors.
- Jessica Robinson
- James Whitehead