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Fall 2014 Schedule

(Updated: Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:34 AM)

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1st Year/Section 1
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
4 Civil Procedure I / Darden, Tif.530A 001 97EK9F TR/1:30pm-3:10pm 90 473 12-12-2014 1:30 PM
(Formerly 500A and 500B) A survey of civil procedure, primarily addressing jurisdiction, venue, the Erie doctrine, pleadings, simple joinder, discovery, sanctions, summary judgment, judgment as a matter of law, and former adjudication (claim preclusion and issue preclusion). Primary emphasis is placed on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure with some potential discussion of state deviations from the federal model.
4 Contracts / Barnhizer, Dan.530B 001 97EK95 TR/8:30am-10:10am 90 474 12-16-2014 8:30 AM
(Formerly LAW500D and LAW500E) A study of the basic law relating to the formation of a contract. Additional topics include: the Statute of Frauds; the avoidability of contracts; performance obligations; contract breach and remedies for breach. Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code covering sales of goods will be introduced; however, the primary focus of the course is on the common law.
0 Foundations of Law / Fletcher, Mat.530K 001 97EMAS Immersion Week 90 471 08-21-2014 2:00 PM
The primary focus of this course is to provide first-year students with an introduction to the study of law, with preliminary exposure to legal reasoning, the structure of the American legal system, and fundamental legal-theoretical concepts. This course also seeks to put students who come to the law from a variety of academic backgrounds on a more equal footing.
1 Lawyers & Ethics / O'Regan, Dap.530C 001 97EMBZ W/10:30am-12:10pm 8/27/14 to 10/8/14 85 474 10-15-2014 10:30 AM
The course is taught in the first-year and supplements the required upper-level required Professional Responsibility course. The course exposes first-year students to the ethical philosophy necessary for making decisions in life, law school, and law practice.
4 Torts I / Kalt, Bri.500R 001 97EMDY MW/1:30pm-3:15pm 90 474 12-08-2014 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCl 141) The study of the protection that the law affords against interference by others with one's person, property or intangible interest. It is broadly divisible into three areas of liability: intentional interference, negligence and strict liability. Specific tort actions and defenses are analyzed. Each is examined in the context of underlying social and economic factors that provide the framework in which law develops and social conflict is managed.
(1st year students must be enrolled in a Research and Writing Section)
Top, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

1st Year/Section 2
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
4 Civil Procedure I / Kennedy, Kev.530A 002 97EK9G TR/1:30pm-3:10pm 90 474 12-12-2014 8:30 AM
(Formerly 500A and 500B) A survey of civil procedure, primarily addressing jurisdiction, venue, the Erie doctrine, pleadings, simple joinder, discovery, sanctions, summary judgment, judgment as a matter of law, and former adjudication (claim preclusion and issue preclusion). Primary emphasis is placed on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure with some potential discussion of state deviations from the federal model.
4 Contracts / Spoon, Ell.530B 002 97EK96 MW/10:30am-12:10pm 90 473 12-16-2014 1:30 PM
(Formerly LAW500D and LAW500E) A study of the basic law relating to the formation of a contract. Additional topics include: the Statute of Frauds; the avoidability of contracts; performance obligations; contract breach and remedies for breach. Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code covering sales of goods will be introduced; however, the primary focus of the course is on the common law.
0 Foundations of Law / Howarth, Joa.530K 002 97EMAT Immersion Week 90 472 08-21-2014 2:00 PM
The primary focus of this course is to provide first-year students with an introduction to the study of law, with preliminary exposure to legal reasoning, the structure of the American legal system, and fundamental legal-theoretical concepts. This course also seeks to put students who come to the law from a variety of academic backgrounds on a more equal footing.
1 Lawyers & Ethics / Fletcher, Mat.530C 002 97EMB2 M/8:30am-10:10am 8/25/14 to 10/13/14 85 474 10-20-2014 8:30 AM
The course is taught in the first-year and supplements the required upper-level required Professional Responsibility course. The course exposes first-year students to the ethical philosophy necessary for making decisions in life, law school, and law practice.
4 Torts I / Payne, Kat.500R 002 97EMDZ TR/10:30am-12:10pm 90 474 12-08-2014 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCl 141) The study of the protection that the law affords against interference by others with one's person, property or intangible interest. It is broadly divisible into three areas of liability: intentional interference, negligence and strict liability. Specific tort actions and defenses are analyzed. Each is examined in the context of underlying social and economic factors that provide the framework in which law develops and social conflict is managed.
(1st year students must be enrolled in a Research and Writing Section)
Top, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

1st Year/Section 3
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
4 Civil Procedure I / Staszewski, Gle.530A 003 97EK9H MW/8:30am-10:10am 90 473 12-12-2014 8:30 AM
(Formerly 500A and 500B) A survey of civil procedure, primarily addressing jurisdiction, venue, the Erie doctrine, pleadings, simple joinder, discovery, sanctions, summary judgment, judgment as a matter of law, and former adjudication (claim preclusion and issue preclusion). Primary emphasis is placed on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure with some potential discussion of state deviations from the federal model.
4 Contracts / Starnes, Cyn.530B 003 97EK97 TR/10:30am-12:10pm 90 473 12-16-2014 8:30 AM
(Formerly LAW500D and LAW500E) A study of the basic law relating to the formation of a contract. Additional topics include: the Statute of Frauds; the avoidability of contracts; performance obligations; contract breach and remedies for breach. Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code covering sales of goods will be introduced; however, the primary focus of the course is on the common law.
0 Foundations of Law / Grosso, Cat.530K 003 97EMAU Immersion Week 90 473 08-21-2014 2:00 PM
The primary focus of this course is to provide first-year students with an introduction to the study of law, with preliminary exposure to legal reasoning, the structure of the American legal system, and fundamental legal-theoretical concepts. This course also seeks to put students who come to the law from a variety of academic backgrounds on a more equal footing.
1 Lawyers & Ethics / Fletcher, Mat.530C 003 97EMB3 M/10:30am-12:10pm 8/25/14 to 10/13/14 85 474 10-20-2014 10:30 AM
The course is taught in the first-year and supplements the required upper-level required Professional Responsibility course. The course exposes first-year students to the ethical philosophy necessary for making decisions in life, law school, and law practice.
4 Torts I / Ravitch, Fra.500R 003 97EMD2 MW/1:30pm-3:10pm 90 473 12-08-2014 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCl 141) The study of the protection that the law affords against interference by others with one's person, property or intangible interest. It is broadly divisible into three areas of liability: intentional interference, negligence and strict liability. Specific tort actions and defenses are analyzed. Each is examined in the context of underlying social and economic factors that provide the framework in which law develops and social conflict is managed.
(1st year students must be enrolled in a Research and Writing Section)
Top, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

1st Year Research and Writing
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / Gentry, Kev.530D 010 97EMC9 W/9:00am-9:50am F/8:30am-10:10am First class 8/20 at 8am. Exams on 10/24 AND 11/7 at 11:30am 14 335 10-24-2014 11:30 AM
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter.
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / Lawrence, Dea.530D 004 97EMC3 T/9:00am-9:50am R/8:30am-10:10am First class 8/20 at 8am. Exams on 10/24 AND 11/7 at 9:00am 14 340 10-24-2014 9:00 AM
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter.
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / Lawrence, Dea.530D 007 97EMC6 T/10:30am-11:20am R/10:30am-12:10pm First class 8/20 at 8am. Exams on 10/24 AND 11/7 at 9:00am 13 340 10-24-2014 9:00 AM
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter.
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / Gulliver, Gar.530D 011 97EMDA W/9:00am-9:50am F/8:30am-10:10am First class 8/20 at 8am. Exams on 10/24 AND 11/7 at 11:30am. 16 341 10-24-2014 11:30 AM
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter.
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / Stokstad, Pau.530D 009 97EMC8 W/9:00am-9:50am F/8:30am-10:10am First class 8/20 at 8am. Exams on 10/24 AND 11/7 at 11:30am 17 340 10-24-2014 11:30 AM
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter.
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / Stokstad, Pau.530D 012 97EMDB W/10:30am-11:20am F/10:30am-12:10pm First class 8/20 at 8am. Exams on 10/24 AND 11/7 at 2:00pm 17 340 10-24-2014 2:00 PM
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter.
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / Mansour, Sam.530D 008 97EMC7 T/1:30pm-2:20pm R/1:30pm-3:10pm First class 8/20 at 8am. Exams on 10/24 AND 11/7 at 2:00pm 18 335 10-24-2014 2:00 PM
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter.
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / Mansour, Sam.530D 015 97EMBY T/9:00am-9:50am R/8:30am-10:10am First class 8/20 at 8am. Exams on 10/24 AND 11/7 at 9:00am. 12 341 10-24-2014 9:00 AM
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter.
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / Ching, Bru.530D 005 97EMC4 T/9:00am-9:50am R/8:30am-10:10am First class 8/20 at 8am. Exams on 10/24 AND 11/7 at 9:00am 18 344 10-24-2014 9:00 AM
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter.
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / Ching, Bru.530D 006 97EMC5 T/10:30am-11:20am R/10:30am-12:10pm First class 8/20 at 8am. Exams on 10/24 AND 11/7 at 9:00am 17 344 10-24-2014 9:00 AM
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter.
2 Research, Writing & Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective / Costello, Nan.530E 015 97EMDF W/9:00am-9:50am F/8:30am-10:10am First class 8/20 at 8am. Exams on 10/24 AND 11/7 at 11:30am 17 325 10-24-2014 11:30 AM
(Formerly LAW500V) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter, with a focus on trademark, copyright and patent law
2 Research, Writing & Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective / Costello, Nan.530E 016 97EMDG W/10:30am-11:20am F/10:30am-12:10pm First class 8/20 at 8am. Exams on 10/24 AND 11/7 at 2:00pm 16 325 10-24-2014 2:00 PM
(Formerly LAW500V) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter, with a focus on trademark, copyright and patent law
2 Research, Writing & Analysis: Social Justice Perspectives / Rosa, Jen.530Q 019 97EMDK W/8:30am-9:20am F/8:30am-10:10am First class 8/20 at 8am. Exams on 10/24 AND 11/7 at 11:30am 18 MCD2 10-24-2014 11:30 AM
This course covers the same curriculum as Research, Writing, and Analysis, but the written projects focus around social justice issues. The topics of assignments may include, but are not limited to, any of the following areas of law: human rights issues, equal access to education and health care, child welfare, human trafficking, immigration, or issues surrounding the Native American community. The problems will give students an opportunity to reflect on what social justice means, and how we can utilize the justice system to achieve equity for marginalized populations. This course is for students who have an interest in social justice issues or who will likely seek positions with public interest organizations.
2 Research, Writing & Analysis: Social Justice Perspectives / Rosa, Jen.530Q 020 97EMYK W/1:30pm-2:20pm F/1:30pm-3:10pm First class 8/20 at 8am Exams on 10/24 AND 11/7 at 9:00am 15 340 10-24-2014 9:00 AM
This course covers the same curriculum as Research, Writing, and Analysis, but the written projects focus around social justice issues. The topics of assignments may include, but are not limited to, any of the following areas of law: human rights issues, equal access to education and health care, child welfare, human trafficking, immigration, or issues surrounding the Native American community. The problems will give students an opportunity to reflect on what social justice means, and how we can utilize the justice system to achieve equity for marginalized populations. This course is for students who have an interest in social justice issues or who will likely seek positions with public interest organizations.
2 Research, Writing & Analysis: Criminal Law Perspective / LaRose, Ste.530N 018 97EMDJ W/1:30pm-2:20pm F/1:30pm-3:10pm First class 8/20 at 8am. Exams on 10/24 AND 11/7 at 9:00am 15 335 10-24-2014 9:00 AM
This course covers all the same curriculum as Research, Writing, and Analysis, however, all of the written projects, including a closed memorandum, a client letter, and a research memorandum, are placed in the setting of criminal litigation. This course is for students who have an interest in criminal law and/or wish to produce writing samples for a position with a prosecutor or public defender's office, with a private firm that handles criminal litigation, with a state or federal appellate court, or with a trial court that handles a criminal docket.
2 Research, Writing & Analysis: Criminal Law Perspective / LaRose, Ste.530N 017 97EMDH W/10:30am-11:20am F/10:30am-12:10pm First class 8/20 at 8am. Exams on 10/24 AND 11/7 at 2:00pm 16 335 10-24-2014 2:00 PM
This course covers all the same curriculum as Research, Writing, and Analysis, however, all of the written projects, including a closed memorandum, a client letter, and a research memorandum, are placed in the setting of criminal litigation. This course is for students who have an interest in criminal law and/or wish to produce writing samples for a position with a prosecutor or public defender's office, with a private firm that handles criminal litigation, with a state or federal appellate court, or with a trial court that handles a criminal docket.
Top, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

Upper Level Required
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
3 Professional Responsibility / Bullington, Cyn.500Q 301 97EMCT TR/6:00pm-7:15pm 60 471 12-08-2014 6:00 PM
(Formerly DCL 260) A course designed to acquaint the law student with many of the obligations owed by the lawyer, both individually and as a member of the legal profession, to the society in which he/she lives. In addition to a discussion of ethical problems involved in the practice of law, an overview of all phases of the profession will be undertaken, including disciplinary proceedings, the functions of Bar organizations and unauthorized practice. Students who have already taken Lawyer Regulation and Ethics in a Technology-Driven World may not take this course.
3 Professional Responsibility / Knake, Ren.500Q 001 97EMCS W/3:00pm-5:30pm 90 472 12-10-2014 6:00 PM
(Formerly DCL 260) A course designed to acquaint the law student with many of the obligations owed by the lawyer, both individually and as a member of the legal profession, to the society in which he/she lives. In addition to a discussion of ethical problems involved in the practice of law, an overview of all phases of the profession will be undertaken, including disciplinary proceedings, the functions of Bar organizations and unauthorized practice. Students who have already taken Lawyer Regulation and Ethics in a Technology-Driven World may not take this course.
3 Professional Responsibility / Brown, Tro.500Q 002 97EMCU TR/3:30pm-4:45pm 90 471 12-11-2014 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 260) A course designed to acquaint the law student with many of the obligations owed by the lawyer, both individually and as a member of the legal profession, to the society in which he/she lives. In addition to a discussion of ethical problems involved in the practice of law, an overview of all phases of the profession will be undertaken, including disciplinary proceedings, the functions of Bar organizations and unauthorized practice. Students who have already taken Lawyer Regulation and Ethics in a Technology-Driven World may not take this course.
Top, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

Electives
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
3 Administrative Law / Sant'Ambrogio, Mic.532 001 97EK8E TR/10:30 am-11:45am 80 472 12-10-2014 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 300) This course examines the place of administrative agencies in American government, and surveys the legal rules and principles governing agency regulation, adjudication, investigation, and enforcement; agency structure; and judicial review of agency action.
3 ADR in the Workplace / Bedikian, Mar.505D 001 97EK8F TR/1:30pm-2:45pm 40 471 No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 598) STUDENTS WHO HAVE ALREADY TAKEN ARBITRATION (LABOR) ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL IN THIS COURSE. Arbitration of disputes arising out of collective bargaining agreements has come to be the model for resolving statutory and common law disputes that arise in the nonunion worlplace. Growing reliance on mediation and arbitration hybrids alters the role of advocates and even the definition of employee's legal rights. This course will focus on a wide range of topics-arbitrability determinations, injunctions, duty of fair representation, the doctrine of deferral, the role of external law and whether arbitrators should follow the federal law, the role of precedent in labor and employment law, discipline and discharge, past practice, seniority, management rights, subcontracting, union security agreements and their enforceability, and arbitration in the public sector. We will also examine the current criticism of labor arbitration-its efficiency, honesty and underlying ideology. Finally, we will cover the spectrum of topics associated with individual employment arbitration-judicial application of "Gilmer" and its progeny, the merits and demerits of compulsory arbitration, grievance mediation, and peer review systems.
2 Advanced Legal Research / Bean, Bar. & Meland, Jan.586 001 97EK8M M/1:00pm-2:40pm 20 MCD38 No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 509) The course will focus on the process and goals of legal research. Special emphasis will be placed on Internet research, but instruction will be based on function rather than format. Students will learn how to find information through the Web, on Lexis and Westlaw, and in paper. By contrasting form, speed, cost and accuracy, students will learn how to integrate these sources for the most comprehensive and economical research product. Equal emphasis will be placed on conceptual structure and practical application.
Prerequisite(s): Advocacy, Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Advanced Legal Research / Bean, Bar. & Meland, Jan.586 001 97EK8M M/1:00pm-2:40pm 20 MCD38 No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 509) The course will focus on the process and goals of legal research. Special emphasis will be placed on Internet research, but instruction will be based on function rather than format. Students will learn how to find information through the Web, on Lexis and Westlaw, and in paper. By contrasting form, speed, cost and accuracy, students will learn how to integrate these sources for the most comprehensive and economical research product. Equal emphasis will be placed on conceptual structure and practical application.
Prerequisite(s): Advocacy, Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Advanced Legal Research / Hanna/Hedin586 301 97EK8J R/5:45pm-7:25pm 20 346 No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 509) The course will focus on the process and goals of legal research. Special emphasis will be placed on Internet research, but instruction will be based on function rather than format. Students will learn how to find information through the Web, on Lexis and Westlaw, and in paper. By contrasting form, speed, cost and accuracy, students will learn how to integrate these sources for the most comprehensive and economical research product. Equal emphasis will be placed on conceptual structure and practical application.
Prerequisite(s): Advocacy, Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Advanced Topics in Indian Law: Indian Child Welfare Act / Fort, Kat.635A 001 97EK8N M/10:30am-12:10pm 20 335 Final Paper, U
This course will be focused on the implementation, interpretation and understanding of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). ICWA, a federal statute interpreted almost entirely in state and tribal courts, applies to all "non-voluntary" termination of parental rights if the child involved is considered an Indian child. This law was passed in 1978 in response to the overwhelming numbers of Indian children in foster care and adopted away from their tribes and families. ICWA is one of the most important statutes in federal Indian law and even those not in the Indian law field will likely encounter it.
Prerequisite(s): Federal Law and Indian Tribes
3 American Legal History Seminar / Ten Brink, Cha.636 001 97EK8R T/3:30pm-6:00pm 20 344 Final Paper, U
(Formerly DCL 552) This seminar will analyze the tension between the rights of the individual and the role of government in society as the central theme in the development of the American legal system. Rather than a strict chronological review, the course will consist of a series of studies of the development of legal and political institutions and their effect on the citizenry. Classes will be discussion-based and will rely on extensive reading of original sources. Students should gain an understanding of how the evolution of legal rules reflects institutional change, and should learn to see law as a dynamic process rather than a collection of static concepts. Fulfills ULWR
Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I
1 Analytical Methods for Lawyers-Microeconomics / Mercuro, Nic.509A 001 97EK8S TR/4:00pm-5:15pm 8-26-14 to 10-2-14 No class 9/23 & 9/24 30 325 10-07-2014 4:00 PM
(Formerly DCL 607A) Condensed principles of microeconomics to serves as a primer that provides law students the tools necessary to succeed as 'lawyers' in the various fields that use these principles.
Prerequisite(s): Students who have taken Law and Economics (515) may not take this course.
1 Analytical Methods for Lawyers-Statistics / Fischer, Pen.509B 301 97EK8T MW/5:20pm-6:35pm 8-25-14 to 9-29-14 30 324 10-01-2014 5:15 PM
(Formerly DCL 607B) Condensed principles of statistics to serve as a primer that provides law students the tools necessary to succeed as 'lawyers' in the various legal fields that use these principles.
Prerequisite(s): Students who have taken Quantitative Analysis for Lawyers (637E) may not take this course.
2 Antitrust Law / Juckniess, Fre.504 301 97EK8U W/5:45pm-7:25pm 30 345 12-08-2014 6:00 PM
(Formerly DCL 310)This course will explore the role of antitrust law and analysis of restraints of trade and competition in various markets. Beginning with an analysis of the goals of antitrust law, and their operation in society, the requirements of antitrust claims will be explored through historical and current examples. Highlights will include problems in market power, monopoly, price fixing, tying, bundling, and special problems with patents. The course will include discussion of recent issues in antitrust law.
2 Applied Evidence / Kaplan, Ste.590A 301 97EK8V R/7:45pm-9:25pm 30 345 12-15-2014 6:00 PM
(Formerly DCL 453) One of the biggest observed deficiencies of many trial attorneys is their lack of understanding of how to use the rules of evidence. This course is an intensive exploration of evidentiary principles as they are played out in the context of a trial. This course gives the student experience at both making and arguing objections. It will benefit any student intending to be a litigator. Because this course duplicates the content of courses in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute program, students in the FTPI may not receive academic credit for this course.
Prerequisite(s): Evidence
2 Arbitration (Labor) / Roumell, Geo.505B 301 97EK8W M/5:45pm-7:25pm 24 340 Take Home Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 315) STUDENTS WHO HAVE ALREADY TAKEN ADR IN THE WORKPLACE ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL IN THIS COURSE. The study of current thinking of arbitrators interpreting collective bargaining agreements including techniques of opinion writing and advocacy before labor arbitrators. The course focuses on collective bargaining agreements, whether an issue is subject to arbitration, timelines for filing an arbitration, the burden of proof, quantum of proof, the concept of discipline and just cause, as well as contract interpretation. Students will participate in mock trials and will be responsible for drafting an arbitration opinion as a class assignment.
2 Basic Income Taxation A / McCormick, Amy.501A 001 97EK83 R/3:30pm-5:10pm 80 472 12-16-2014 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 249) A survey course introducing the basic concepts of federal income taxation. Students will gain an understanding of the concepts of gross income, exclusions from income, capital gains and losses, and deductions. Students will also be exposed to tax issues that often arise for clients in the general practice of law. Topics likely to be covered include tax consequences: upon the sale of a residence; upon divorce; and in personal injury cases. Students will develop facility in analyzing both cases and statutes.
Prerequisite(s): NOTE: Students that enroll in Basic Income Taxation A are ineligible to enroll in Basic Income Taxation or Basic Income Taxation B.
4 Basic Income Taxation B / Carew, Mar.501B 001 97EK84 MW/8:30am-10:10am 35 346 12-09-2014 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 250) Like Basic Income Taxation A, this course introduces the basic concepts of federal income taxation. Basic Income Taxation B, however, goes beyond a survey course by a rigorous examination of technical tax issues, including a focus on solving complex tax problems. This course is ideal for students interested in pursuing legal practice in the tax or business fields. Students will be exposed to the same topics covered in Basic Income Taxation A, but will also study additional topics. Topics likely to be covered include: business and profit-seeking expenditures, capital expenditures, depreciation, the home-office deduction, tax planning for divorce, non-recourse debt, including issues relating to basis and amount realized, and anti-tax abuse provisions limiting tax shelters, including at-risk rules and active participation requirements. In resolving problems, students will have ample opportunity to develop facility in interpreting complex statutes and in applying law from various additional sources. Moreover, the themes studied will allow students to understand that tax legislation is a dynamic process in which the law evolves as a result of taxpayers devising new strategies and from policymakers' responses.
Prerequisite(s): Students that enroll in Basic Income Taxation B are ineligible to enroll in Basic Income Taxation or Basic Income Taxation A.
3 Basic Will Drafting / Behan, Mic.540A 301 97EK85 TR/6:00pm-7:15pm 20 341 No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 391) This course is designed to familiarize students with the interviewing function and the drafting of wills and other basic estate planning vehicles for clients whose estates are not subject to federal estate tax. An evaluation of usable forms and discussion of when and how to use them intelligently will be a focus of the course. A client interview and drafting exercises, including an entire basic estate plan, are contemplated. Prerequisite: Decedents' Estates and Trusts
Prerequisite(s): Decedents' Estates and Trusts
2 Biotechnology Law Seminar / Carter-Johnson, Jen.558S 001 97EK86 M/3:30-5:10pm 20 335 Final Paper, U
This seminar will examine some of the many ways that biotechnology impacts the law as well as the ways that the law has impacted the growth of biotechnology. Current biotechnology innovations or controversies will be used to explore the impacts of this technology on a selection of legal topics which may include intellectual property, business, federal regulations, property, criminal law, indigenous law, evidence, bioethics and international law. No science background is required for the course.
4 Business Enterprises / Bean, Bru.500M 001 97EK87 TR/10:30am-12:10pm 100 471 12-10-2014 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 409) This course discusses issues relevant to the laws of agency, partnerships, sole proprietorships and closely held corporations.
4 Business Enterprises / Walther, Ben.500M 002 97EK88 MW/3:30pm-5:10pm 90 474 12-12-2014 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 409) This course discusses issues relevant to the laws of agency, partnerships, sole proprietorships and closely held corporations.
2 Business, Securities and Tax Planning / Meurlin/Kretschman507 001 97EK89 W/1:30pm-3:10pm 20 341 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 440) The course will deal with problems of corporations and, to a lesser extent, partnerships in the areas of organization, allocation of control, issuance of securities, use of debt and equity financing, dividends, acquisitions and sales of businesses, liquidation and dissolution, and mergers. Some drafting and legal research will be involved. The course will be taught both by lecture and through student participation. EITHER Basic Income Tax A or Basic Income Tax B AND Business Enterprises fulflls the prerequisite.
Prerequisite(s): Basic Income Taxation A, Basic Income Taxation B, Business Enterprises
1 Capstone Intellectual Property and Communications Law Seminar / Candeub, Ada.535E 001 97EK9A W/10:30am-11:20am 25 345 No Exam,
This course uses presentations by leading scholars of their works-in-progress in the area of IP and communications law. Students will be responsible for reading the papers, writing a critique, preparing questions and participating in the seminar.. This course is highly recommended for all students who wish to write a ULWR or law review note in intellectual property, information, or communications law in a subsequent semester.
0 Capstone Intellectual Property and Communications Law Seminar / Candeub, Ada.535E 002 97EK9B W/10:30am-11:45am Continuing with paper due in Spring 2015 for 2 credits 25 345 Final Paper, U
This course uses presentations by leading scholars of their works-in-progress in the area of IP and communications law. Students will be responsible for reading the papers, writing a critique, preparing questions and participating in the seminar.. This course is highly recommended for all students who wish to write a ULWR or law review note in intellectual property, information, or communications law in a subsequent semester.
2 Client Counseling and Interviewing / Winegarden, J. .591A 301 97EK9P W/5:45pm-7:25pm 16 340 No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 450) This course adopts a client-centered approach in looking at legal problems and examines how to make clients partners in problem solving. Attention is paid to the economic, social and psychological aspects of clients' legal problems. The course starts with an examination of fundamental counseling skills, followed by an analysis of the information gathering process and ultimate decision making. Because this course duplicates the content of courses in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute program, students in the FTPI may not receive academic credit for this course.
Prerequisite(s): Civil Procedure I, Evidence
2 Climate Change Law and Policy / Chen, Jam.566K 001 97EK9R T/3:30pm-5:10pm 50 346 Take Home Exam,
This course will expose students to scientific evidence in support of climate change and the impacts to human health, natural resources, and human development; international law and policy developments, with an introduction to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and a discussion of the Kyoto Protocol and post-Kyoto international action; exploration of U.S. efforts to address climate impacts through national legislation; review of the judiciary's reaction to climate change; examination of efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act and other federal laws; and assess regional, state and local responses to climate change focusing, in particular, on their relationship to national law and policy. Students will participate in a negotiation exercise comprised of several groups with distinct interests and perspectives on climate change. This exercise is intended to enhance students' understanding of the policy constraints, political dynamics and practical realities associated with developing climate change law and policy. Students will learn about corporate responses to climate change, considering the equity, human rights and environmental justice impacts of climate change, and the challenges linked to transitioning from a high carbon to a low carbon economy.
3 Commercial Transactions Survey / Alsup/Barnhizer501M 001 97EMFC TR/1:30pm-2:45pm 45 345 12-09-2014 1:30 PM
This course primarily surveys sales of goods (UCC Article 2) and payment systems (UCC Articles 3 and 4) under the Uniform Commercial Code. The course may also address issues relating to leases of goods (UCC Article 2A), the law relating to shipping and storing goods (UCC Article 7), letters of credit (UCC Article 5), and state sales law relating to investment securities (UCC Article 8). These subjects are often tested on many state bar exams. Students who have taken Sales & Leases and/or Payment Systems are not eligible to take this course.
Prerequisite(s): Contracts
3 Communication Skills for Lawyers / Copland, Jen.591G 001 97EK9S TR/1:30pm-3:00pm 15 340 No Exam,
This course is designed for students who desire to improve their oral advocacy and public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Course components include the study and practice of the elements of oral advocacy, including critical analysis and the development of effective public speaking techniques. This is primarily an experiential learning course with a focus on the delivery and critique of short oral exercises. Much of the course structure follows possible pre-trial developments in a fictional legal case; students will be asked to step into the roles of parties and participants and advocate their positions through presentations, negotiations and oral argument. Students will learn strategic interviewing and negotiation skills, the significance of nonverbal body language, effective ways to present a client’s “story” and persuasive oral argument and public speaking techniques. Students must complete two practice arguments which may fall outside of normal class hours. This course is open to both J.D. and LL.M. (foreign-educated lawyer) students. J.D. students must have completed RWA and Advocacy, LL.M. students must have taken RWA:LL.M. LL.M. students who have previously taken “Advocacy for Foreign-Educated Lawyers” are not eligible to take this course.
Prerequisite(s): RWA I; RWA II OR Research, Writing & Analysis; Advocacy or RWA:LL.M. This course may not be taken by students in the TPI program.
3 Conflict of Laws / Kennedy, Kev.550 001 97EK9T TR/4:00pm-5:15pm 24 340 12-11-2014 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 460) Students who have taken Topics in Conflict of Laws (550A) may not take this course. Conflict of Laws is divided into three parts: (1) personal jurisdiction, (2) choice of law, and (3) full faith and credit to sister-state and foreign-country judgments. The course begins with an examination of the personal jurisdiction of courts and limitations on the exercise of that jurisdiction. The issues to be considered include the following: Where may suit be brought? Given two or more choices of forum, where is it best to bring suit? Next, the course addresses issues concerning the recognition and enforcement of sister-state judgments, as well as foreign country judgments. Finally, the course examines the body of common law known as choice of law. The issues we will address include the following: (1) Which states' rule of decision (substantive law) in a multi-state setting is to be applied to resolve a particular dispute, for example, a dispute over a contract entered into in State A but to be performed in State B, or a multi-state tort, such as negligence? (2) When may a state apply its own law to resolve a dispute without violating the Constitution? (3) When must a state apply federal law or the law of a sister state to resolve a dispute? (4) When must federal courts apply state law to resolve a dispute? The subject of Conflict of Laws is now tested on the essay portion of the bar exam in more than half the states, including Michigan.
Prerequisite(s): Civil Procedure I
4 Constitutional Law II / Lawrence, Mic.500N 001 97EK9V TR/8:30am-10:10am 90 472 12-15-2014 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 172) A study of procedural and substantive due process of law, equal protection of the laws and the Bill of Rights, including freedom of expression.
4 Constitutional Law II / Saunders, Kev.500N 002 97EK9W MW/8:30am-10:10am 90 472 12-09-2014 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 172) A study of procedural and substantive due process of law, equal protection of the laws and the Bill of Rights, including freedom of expression.
2 Construction Law / Deneweth, Ron.601 301 97EK93 T/5:45pm-7:25pm 15 340 12-08-2014 6:00 PM
(Formerly DCL 314) A survey of legal issues with respect to the construction industry. Topics discussed include bid errors, contract disputes, and payment issues. Students will be given an overview of project delivery systems, and the contract clauses found in proprietary and industry standard contract documents. Suretyship and mechanic's lien laws are an integral part of the course.
2 Consumer Bankruptcy / Gregg, Jam.506E 001 97EK94 T/1:30pm-3:10pm 30 325 12-09-2014 1:30 PM
This course examines a portion of state debt collection law and a basic overview of bankruptcy fundamentals with a focus on consumer bankruptcy practice under Chapters 7 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. While there are no prerequisites, it is strongly recommended that students take Secured Transactions either prior to or at the same this course is taken.
3 Criminal Procedure: Investigation / Grosso, Cat.616B 001 97EK98 MW/8:30am-9:45am 90 471 12-09-2014 8:30 AM
(Formerly Criminal Procedure I)This course provides students with an introduction to federal constitutional limits on police investigation under the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments. This includes the governance of search and interrogation, and the right to counsel. Students can take Criminal Procedure: Investigation and Criminal Procedure: Adjudication in any order or at the same time. Students who have taken Criminal Procedure I are ineligible to enroll in this course.
2 Criminal Trial Advocacy I - PreTrial / Kaplan, Ste.617A 301 97EK99 R/5:45-7:25pm 30 345 12-08-2014 6:00 PM S
(Formerly DCL 470) This practical course is designed to familiarize the student with the criminal justice process. The course consists of lectures and exercises covering criminal case initiation, the initial appearance, indictments, plea negotiations, pretrial discovery and pretrial motions leading up to up to a trial. Special emphasis will be placed on criminal procedure. Because this course duplicates the content of courses in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute program, students in the FTPI may not receive academic credit for this course.
Prerequisite(s): Criminal Law
3 Decedents' Estates and Trusts / Blankfein-Tabachnick, Dav.501D 001 97EMAA MW/1:30pm-2:45pm 90 471 12-11-2014 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 210) A study of the pattern of practices for transmitting wealth in view of death. The course surveys probate jurisdiction and administration; intestate succession; limitations on testamentary power; execution requirements for wills; revocation, revalidation and revival of wills; incorporation by reference; contest of wills and related remedies. Also covered are the private express trust, inter vivos and testamentary, including functions, prohibited trust purposes and requisites for creation; informal and incomplete trusts, including resulting, constructive and savings bank trusts; termination of trusts; gifts to charity, including historical backgrounds, nature of charitable purposes and cy pres; powers and duties of the fiduciary; and remedies of beneficiaries in case of breach of duty.
2 Design Thinking for Legal Services / Kubicki, Jos.537P 301 97EMFK T/5:45pm-7:25pm 18 324 Final Paper,
This course prepares the law student to address the competitive landscape of the legal services market faced by the lawyer, both individually and as a member of the legal profession. It fosters actionable skills and knowledge that translate into creative problem solving for business – their own or that of their clients. This class focuses on design thinking and its methodologies that can uniquely and powerfully address the problems/challenges involved in the business of law. An overview of all phases of this methodology will be undertaken, including empathy and creative intelligence, business modeling, and business/service design. Students will also examine many of the methods, tools, and exercises that are key to unlocking business value as achieved through design thinking. This course provides background preparation for operating a legal practice (small or large), a non-lawyer business, aiding clients in achieving business goals, and otherwise becoming a business-enabled lawyer or business leader.
2 Domestic Violence / Brenner, Han.541B 001 97EMAB M/3:30pm-5:10pm 20 344 Final Paper, U
(Formerly DCL 427) A historical background of Domestic Violence. Focus will be placed on understanding the nature of domestic violence, the prevention of domestic violence, and the survivor and batterer behavior.
2 E-Discovery / Candeub&Katz537D 001 97EMAC M/10:30am-12:10pm 50 471 No Exam,
This course teaches students the law, theory, and practice of discovery of electronically stored documents and information. The course covers both the federal and Michigan state law governing the production of electronic documents, privilege, motions to compel, and protective orders—as well as the applicable professional standards. Students will be provided a theoretical understanding of the dominant computer algorithmic techniques used in e-discovery (search terms and predictive coding) as well as the legal, ethical, and technological problems each presents. Emphasis will be on hands-on work with e-discovery software.
2 Education Law / Bowman, Kri.579D 001 97EMAD M/10:30am-12:10pm 20 341 Final Paper, U
(Formerly DCL 456) This course provides an overview of students’ rights in K-12 public schools in the United States with a focus on federal constitutional law. Specific topics covered can include free speech, search and seizure, racial and ethnic equity including desegregation, gender equity, corporal punishment, school finance, and federal statutory law including the No Child Left Behind Act. The course can be benefit individuals interested in representing districts or students, and also those who may represent a public sector client, even if employed by a private firm.
1 Effective Legal Analysis & Process / Pritchard/Short530P 001 97EMAE W/3:30pm-5:10pm 10-15-14 to 12-3-14 26 473 No Exam, P
The purpose of this course is to build the critical skills necessary to succeed in law school and on the bar exam. Various hands-on activities will help students master skills such as careful reading, issue spotting, structuring an answer, managing time, balancing the analysis of a close question, and taking both multiple choice and essay tests.
2 Election Law / Wiener, Ric.579E 301 97EMAF R/7:45pm-9:25pm 30 325 12-15-2014 6:00 PM
(Formerly DCL 318) This course involves the study of election issues, including voting; redistricting; candidacy, ballots and ballot access; party organization; initiative, referendum and recall; campaign finance; and recounts.
3 Equity / Johnson, Cla.579F 001 97EMAG TR/9:00am-10:15am 50 346 12-15-2014 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 333) Considered are the history and development of equity, equity jurisdiction, remedies available in equity and contempt powers.
3 Estates and Future Interests Drafting Seminar / Johnson, Cla.540C 001 97EMAH TR/1:30pm-2:45pm 20 341 12-09-2014 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 491) This is a three (3) hour course with enrollment limited to 15 students. The course is designed to provide an understanding of estates and future interests and how they are used in property transfers. Focus is on intensive in-class drafting of the carefully crafted language necessary for the creation of the various interests by deed, will or trust. The legal and practical consequences of each of the interests created are also studied. It is believed that the in-class drafting component makes for a greater comprehension of the materials. Accordingly, class attendance is strongly encouraged. The course will have a written final examination. The subject matter of the course is one of examination both on the Multistate Bar Examination and many state essay examinations, including the Michigan Bar Examination. The course should have particular appeal to those who may practice in the areas of real estate law or estate planning.
4 Evidence / Bitensky, Sus.500P 001 97EMAJ TR/1:30pm-3:10pm 90 472 12-09-2014 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 220) A study of the means and methods of proof or disproof of a proposition as either permitted, required or prohibited under the Anglo-American system of jurisprudence. The rules respecting problems of remoteness and prejudice of evidence, circumstantial proof, the employment of writings, their authentication and proof of their contents. A study in depth of hearsay evidence and its status in the evidence. A thorough inquiry into the so-called "evidential preferences" of our legal system and the deficiencies of hearsay evidence as related to these preferences.
3 Evidence / Pucillo, Phi.500P 002 97EMAK MW/10:30am-11:45am 90 472 12-15-2014 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 220) A study of the means and methods of proof or disproof of a proposition as either permitted, required or prohibited under the Anglo-American system of jurisprudence. The rules respecting problems of remoteness and prejudice of evidence, circumstantial proof, the employment of writings, their authentication and proof of their contents. A study in depth of hearsay evidence and its status in the evidence. A thorough inquiry into the so-called "evidential preferences" of our legal system and the deficiencies of hearsay evidence as related to these preferences.
3 Family Law: Child, Family and the State / Jacobs, Mel.541F 001 97EMAM TR/10:30am-11:45am Take home exam will be due by December 12, 2014 40 345 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly Family Law II; Child, Family and the State) This course examines a host of issues confronting today's modern families. For example, we will discuss how to define family - including marriage and parenthood - in the 21st century. Some specific topics include: defining family for distribution of "family" benefits; balancing work and family; paternity; domestic violence; child abuse and neglect; surrogacy; adoption; and artificial insemination. Students may take Family Law: Child, Family, and State and Family Law: Marriage & Divorce in any order or at the same time.
3 Federal Jurisdiction / Pucillo, Phi.579G 001 97EMAN MW/3:30pm-4:45pm 40 345 12-10-2014 6:00 PM
(Formerly DCL 349) (This is a 2 credit course when taken in Washington D.C.)The focus of this course is the operation of the federal court system. It will cover not only the usual bases of federal court jurisdiction, such as diversity, federal questions and removal, but also other doctrines that impact federal courts, including standing, ripeness, mootness, abstention and state sovereign immunity. Significant attention will be focused on federal litigation under the Civil Rights Acts. This course will be of benefit to those intending to practice in federal courts and to those seeking a federal court clerkship.
Prerequisite(s): Civil Procedure I, Civil Procedure II
3 Federal Law and Indian Tribes / Singel, Wen.635B 001 97EMAP MW/1:30pm-2:45pm 30 325 12-11-2014 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 486) An examination of the law and policy of the United States regarding Indian tribes and their citizen members. Study the relationships between the federal, state, and tribal governments; and examine the source and scope of federal, state and tribal authority in Indian Country
2 Food and Drug Law / Fortin, Nea.558B 001 97EMAR R/1:30pm-3:10pm 30 325 No Exam,
(Formerly DCL 357) This course is designed to provide a basic working knowledge of domestic laws regulating food, drugs, cosmetics, biologics/blood and medical devices. It has an administrative overtone, providing an understanding of the legislative and regulatory processes through an in-depth look at the relationship between the FDA, industry, consumer interest groups and Congress.
3 Health Care Law / Kaser, Bri.558C 001 97EMAW TR/3:30pm-4:45pm 40 345 12-11-2014 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 458) THIS COURSE MAY BE OFFERED AS EITHER 2 OR 3 CREDITS. Survey of major aspects of substantive health care law and regulation. Topics include: 1) Health care economics, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid; 2) Health facility regulation, including quality assurance programs, licensing and Medicare-imposed operational requirements; 3) Health professional (practitioner) regulation, including board certification, licensure, medical staff credentialing and corporate practice of medicine; 4) Managed care, including organizational structures, regulation, contracting practices and vicarious liability; 5) Regulation of human subject research; 6) Personal autonomy, surrogate decisionmakers and death and dying; 7) Kickback, Fraud and Abuse and Stark II regulation of referral patterns; 8) Corporate structure and federal tax exemption of health care institutions. Medical malpractice and tort liability will not be emphasized. A final examination is required.
2 Health Care Organization, Reimbursement and Regulation / Kaser, Bri.558U 001 97EMAX R/8:30am-10:10am 30 325 12-15-2014 1:30 PM S
Health care is not only a human need and a professional calling, it is also a large and complex component of the American economy. This course addresses health care as a business. While it will entail some overlap with the health care survey course and Health Care Fraud and Abuse, it will delve more deeply into topics that the survey course treated more summarily. Areas addressed include the forms of business organization and governance employed by institutional and professional health care providers, tax exempt health care organizations, employment of professionals, capital formation, reimbursement of providers by public and private systems, regulation under both police and spending powers, common health care business transactions, and relevant recent legislation. Professional and institutional liability in tort will not be emphasized.
2 Hospitality Law / TenBrink/Deacon/Brower605A 301 97EMAY M/5:45pm-7:25pm 25 345 No Exam, S
Students learn to identify and manage the legal issues raised by clients providing lodging, food, and alcohol to the public, with a focus on entrepreneurship and small business models, and particular attention to the intersection of local, state, and federal regulation. Topics would include choice of business form, duties to guests and others, food and alcohol regulation, lodging and land use regulation. The course will include several case studies requiring students to consider clients’ business plans and provide appropriate legal analysis and advice.
Prerequisite(s): Torts (Law 500R) and Contracts (Law 530B)
3 Immigration Law / Thronson, Dav.541G 001 97EMA6 TR/9:00am-10:15am 80 471 12-15-2014 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 353) This course provides a general overview of U.S. immigration law and policy. The course will examine the admission, exclusion, deportation and naturalization of noncitizens in the United States, from constitutional foundations to daily practice issues. The course also will explore the rights of immigrants in employment, education, and public benefits, and will analyze the interaction of immigration law with other areas of law such as criminal law.
3 Integrative Law & Social Work / Kozakiewicz, Jos.541J 001 97EMA9 M/9:00am-11:30am 20 325 No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 474) The Integrative Law and Social Work Seminar is offered only to law students and second year master-level social work students accepted into the one-year Chance at Childhood Program which begins each fall semester. The spring course is a continuation of this two semester seminar that is part of the Chance at Childhood Certificate Program. The certificate program is designed to strengthen the knowledge base, practice and advocacy skills of law students and master-level social work students interested in working with abused, neglected and at-risk children and families. The seminar emphasizes select issues related to child abuse and neglect from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Major: CHLD. Must be in the Child and Family Advocacy Certificate program.
3 Intellectual Property Survey / Pager, Sea.535D 001 97EMBM MW/3:30pm-4:45pm 70 471 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 321 and LAW 533V) Formerly known as Intellectual Property Law. This course could be offered for 2 or 3 credits. This course is a survey of all Intellectual Property law, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secret law. No technical degree is necessary.
Prerequisite(s): This course is not open to students who have taken 2 of the 3 following courses: Copyright Law, Patent Law, or Trademark Law and Unfair Competition Law.
3 International Environmental Law / Favre, Dav.548E 001 97EMBR TR/1:30pm-2:45pm 20 344 Final Paper, U
(Formerly DCL 417) This course introduces the student to the use of bilateral and multilateral treaties and other international mechanisms for dealing with international environmental problems such as ozone in the upper atmosphere, the greenhouse effect, destruction of forest and trade in endangered species. Normally, a paper is required.
2 International Sale of Goods / Reifenberg, Jr., Joh.548G 001 97EMBS R/3:30pm-5:10pm 50 346 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 478) A study of international sales law under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Similarities and contrasts with sales law under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code will be investigated. Also addressed are the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts.
2 King Scholars Jurisprudence / Saunders, Kev.626C 001 97EMBW M/3:30pm-5:10pm 20 341 No Exam, P
(Formerly DCL 359) Prerequisite: King Scholar A course in jurisprudence available to King Scholars as part of the King Scholarship Program. Students entering with a King Scholarship must enroll for the King Scholars Jurisprudence class during their third semester at the Law College. Matriculating students receiving a King Scholarship must enroll for the King Scholars Jurisprudence class in their next regular semester.
2 King Scholars Seminar / Saunders, Kev.626D 001 97EMBX W/3:30pm-5:10pm 20 341 Final Paper, P U
(Formerly DCL 404) Students who have a King Scholarship must enroll for the King Scholars Senior Paper course in their last regular semester at the Law College.
Prerequisite(s): King Scholars Jurisprudence
3 Labor Law / Bedikian, Mar.511D 001 97EMBY TR/10:30am-11:45am 50 346 12-10-2014 8:30 AM S
(Formerly DCL 382) This is a basic labor law course exploring the application of the National Labor Relations Act as amended. Subjects include the jurisdiction, organization and procedures of the National Labor Relations Board; the protection of the right of self-organization; company domination of or assistance to the union; discrimination against employees; remedies for unfair labor practices; review of the procedures for selection of representatives for the purposes of collective bargaining; securing bargaining rights through unfair labor practice procedures; and the law concerning negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, including the subjects of collective bargaining, strikes, boycotts and picketing under the common law and the act.
3 Legislation / Staszewski, Gle.579P 001 97EMB5 MW/3:30pm-4:45pm Students who took Reg State with Prof Staszewski may not take this. 50 346 12-10-2014 6:00 PM
(Formerly DCL 329) This course starts with the premise that understanding the legislative process is important for sophisticated legal analysis in an age of legislation. The course therefore studies different theories of the legislative process, as well as the accompanying doctrines and theories of statutory interpretation. It also examines structures of representative democracy and deliberative decision making, including the principle of "one person, one vote," reapportionment of legislative districts, term limits, the line-item veto, and regulations of campaign finance. Finally, the course considers the use of direct democracy as an alternative to republican government and examines the role of administrative agencies in the implementation and interpretation of statutes. By the end of the semester, students will have a greater understanding of the various public law institutions in the United States, their relationships to one another, and how this knowledge can be used to construct persuasive arguments regarding the application of positive law to particular legal problems.
2 Legislative Drafting / Gulliver, Gar.579M 001 97EMB7 T/10:30am-12:10pm 20 335 Final Paper, S
Legislation, whether it is public legislation such as constitutional provisions, statutes, administrative rules, or regulatory orders or private legislation such as wills, contracts, leases, or trusts, has come to have a greater impact on everyday life than the common law. This has resulted in a greater need for attorneys who have developed the unique set of skills required for legislative drafting. This course provides students with an introduction to legislative drafting, particularly in the realm of public legislation. The course will explore the history of legislative drafting; the process of legislative drafting; legislative procedure; and the language, structure, and grammar of legislation. By the end of the course, students should have acquired the basic skills needed to draft legislation, whether as a general practitioner, public interest group attorney, lobbyist, legislator, or legislative staff member.
2 Licensing Intellectual Property / Kimble, Kar.533F 301 97EMB8 R/5:45pm-7:25pm 16 325 Take Home Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 516) The class focuses on managing an intellectual property portfolio to maximize a client's return on investment in intellectual property assets. Unlike other intellectual property courses that focus on obtaining intellectual property rights, the scope of those rights, and the remedies for infringing, this course emphasizes the identification, valuation, and management of intellectual property assets both as a source of revenue and as part of a larger offensive or defensive litigation strategy. Topics covered also include intellectual property assets, management, and licensing in the context of tax and antitrust law. Students will be required to draft part of a license agreement or agreement to transfer ownership of an intellectual property asset. Time permitting, this course will also cover cross-border intellectual property transactions. At the conclusion of this course, a student should appreciate the role of intellectual property as part of creation and management of a larger enterprise.
3 Matrimonial Practice / Bank/Rifkin541M 001 97EMB9 F/9:00am-11:40am 24 474 12-12-2014 1:30 PM S
(Formerly DCL 532) This course provides the practical knowledge and skills necessary to develop expertise in handling matrimonial matters from initial client contact through each step of the proceedings, including Motion Practice and Temporary Orders, Discovery, Custody, Equitable Distribution, Support, Negotiations/Settlement, Mediation, and Settlement Drafting.
2 Mediation Advocacy and Civil Facilitative Mediator Training / Pappas, Bri.587E 001 97EMCA Aug. 18, 19, 20, 22, 29 8:00am-5:00pm 44 428 08-29-2014 8:00 AM P S
This course meets the civil facilitative mediator training requirement as required by Michigan Court Rule and the Michigan State Court Administrative Office (SCAO). With this training, and the completion of additional requirements, students will be able to apply for inclusion on court mediation rosters. The course includes a variety of graded assignments, including drafting an agreement to mediate (with adequate confidentiality provisions), a post-mediation agreement (with mediation clause), and a mediation representation plan. By balancing theory with practice and paying particular attention to mediation ethics, students completing this course will be prepared to both mediate civil cases and effectively advocate for clients in mediation. Students who have taken Mediation Advocacy and Domestic Relations Mediator Training may not take this course.
3 Mediation Advocacy and Domestic Relations Mediator Training / Pappas, Bri.587F 001 97EMCB TR/8:00am-10:10am 18 335 No Exam, P S
This course meets the domestic relations mediator training requirement as required by Michigan Court Rule and the Michigan State court Administrative Office (SCAO). With this training, and the completion of additional requirements, students will be able to apply for inclusion on court mediation rosters. The course includes a variety of graded assignments, including drafting an agreement to mediate (with adequate confidentiality provisions), a post-mediation agreement (with mediation clause), and a mediation representation plan. By balancing theory with practice and paying particular attention to mediation ethics, students completing this course will be prepared to both mediate domestic relations cases and effectively advocate for clients in mediation. Students who have taken Mediation Advocacy and Civil Facilitative Mediator Training may not take this course.
2 Michigan Civil Procedure / Lauderbach, Jon.593A 301 97EMCC M/5:45pm-7:25pm 50 346 12-11-2014 6:00 PM
(Formerly DCL 438) This course is a survey of Michigan civil procedure at the trial and appellate levels. The purpose of the course is to acquaint students who intend to practice in Michigan with the nuances of state procedural law. Focus will be placed on the differences between the Michigan court rules and the federal rules of civil procedure. Also, the subject matter jurisdiction of the various courts within the state system, as well as Michigan's long-arm statute, will be examined.
Prerequisite(s): Civil Procedure I, Civil Procedure II
2 Moot Court Competition (Class) / Zimbelman-Copland-Dobronski627A 301 97EMCD T/6:00pm-7:15pm 80 472 No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 700) An intramural Moot Court Competition open to all students after their first year. Students who wish to continue in the Moot Court Program must elect Moot Court Competition (Class) during their third semester. The class is a prerequisite for inter-school competition and staff positions.
Prerequisite(s): Advocacy, Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Negotiation / Dodge, Mic.591C 302 97EMCG R/5:45pm-7:25pm 20 340 No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 520) This course introduces principles of negotiation. Students will be required to engage in multiple mock negotiations, with frequent feedback from the instructor.
2 Negotiation / Raheem, Ant.591C 301 97EMCF M/5:45pm-7:25pm 16 341 No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 520) This course introduces principles of negotiation. Students will be required to engage in multiple mock negotiations, with frequent feedback from the instructor.
2 Patent Application Preparation / English, Tre.533J 301 97EMCJ T/5:45pm-7:25pm 20 335 No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 556) This course provides a structure and methodology for preparing a universal patent application suitable for filing in patent offices throughout the world. The course provides: 1) application drafting tools for implementing the requirements of Sections 102, 103 and 112 of Title 35, USC; 2) procedures in drafting the application to avoid issues raised in many litigated patents; 3) steps to be taken before actually drafting the application including inventor interview and searching; and 4) actual drafting of a patent application. An engineering or equivalent degree is recommended, i.e., the technical background required to take the patent agents examination to practice before the US Patent Office. PREREQUISITES OR TAKEN CONCURRENTLY: Intellectual Property Law OR Patent Law OR approval of faculty program chair.
Prerequisite(s): Intellectual Property Law, Patent Law
3 Patent Law / Carter-Johnson, Jen.533K 001 97EMCK MW/10:30am-11:45am 50 346 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 564) This course provides a general introduction to patent law, introducing students to the basic legal rules and policies that constitute this important field of intellectual property law. Subjects covered include claim interpretation and patentable subject matter. Students will then spend the majority of the course studying the specific requirements for a valid patent, including the utility, written description, enablement, novelty, and non-obviousness requirements. Patent litigation topics such as infringement, defenses and damages will be covered as time permits. The course will focus on the new America Invents Act (AIA) but will also incorporate older rules as many currently existing patents will be analyzed under pre-AIA standards for the foreseeable future. Although patent cases often involve complicated scientific discoveries or technologies, the essential legal principles or policies rarely depend on understanding the underlying science or technology. Accordingly, students with non-technical backgrounds are encouraged to take this course, particularly given that intellectual property assets, such as patents, are increasingly important to commercial clients the world over.
2 Problem-solving Approaches to Conflict Resolution / Roumell, Geo.505C 301 97EMCP M/7:45pm-9:25pm 24 340 Take Home Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 553) (Formerly ADR Survey) This interactive course will cover the following topics: critical perspectives of ADR, negotiations (strategies, positioning for influence, and truthfulness), mediation (structuring enforceable agreements to mediate, confidentiality, mediator liability, and professional responsibility issues in mediation), third party evaluation and fact-finding, settlement perspectives, including the use of class actions, arbitration (preemption, enforceability of agreements to arbitrate, defenses to arbitration, due process, remedies and judicial review, judicial immunity), and alternative dispute resolution in state and federal courts. Teaching modalities will include lecture, simulations, video and exercises, along with selected book readings.
Prerequisite(s): Civil Procedure I
3 Products Liability / Wittner, Nic.522 001 97EMCR MW/10:30am-11:45am 25 324 12-08-2014 1:30 PM S
(Formerly DCL 514) This course will focus on the fundamentals of product liability law practical skills. It examines cutting edge issues that product liability trial lawyers deal with every day in litigation including automotive, pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer products, and toxic tort cases, with an emphasis on automotive design defect litigation that forms a major part of the law. Real-life, current major cases in litigation will be used so that students will be exposed to how product liability litigation is managed. Students will analyze federal legislation and recent case law, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions, learn about regulatory agencies such as NHTSA, FDA and the CPSC, and consider how regulatory agency rules and regulations have a substantial impact on product development and litigation. Students will develop expertise in important topics including expert witness testimony; complex demonstrative exhibits like accident reconstruction, biomechanics, and crash testing; federal preemption; and punitive damages. The course will also cover what companies must do to promote product safety and avoid potential civil and criminal liability. This course provides the perspective of a professor experienced in international product liability law who managed high-exposure litigation and advised clients about liability prevention during product development. The course will equip students with the skills needed to prosecute or defend product liability litigation and also to counsel manufactures to avoid help litigation. The class uses an interactive discussion and is highlighted by distinguished guest speakers and the use of high-technology classroom capabilities, including video-conferences with actual expert witnesses.
3 Public International Law / Reifenberg, Jr., Joh.548N 001 97EMCV TR/10:30am-11:45am 30 325 Final Paper, U
(Formerly DCL 341) This course involves the study of the international legal system, sources and organizations. It also examines the relationship of individuals and states in international law and transnational legal and economic problems.
3 Quantitative Analysis for Lawyers / Katz, Dan.637E 001 97EMCW MW/1:30pm-2:45pm 40 345 No Exam,
This is an applied course designed to introduce student to various modes of quantitative thinking. The goals of this course are (1) to prepare students to be knowledgeable consumers of quantitative information as practicing lawyers and (2) to prepare students for technology infused law practice of the 21st Century. Course modules include (a) research design, (b) statistics in the courtroom, (c) introduction to probability and basic statistics, (d) data distributions, (e) statistical tests (f) regression analysis, (g) quantitative legal prediction and (h) a brief introduction to legal automation and the technology infused law practice of the present (and not so distant future).
Prerequisite(s): After taking this course, students may not take Analytical Methods for Lawyers-Statistics (509B), nor may they be taken concurrently.
2 Regulating Environmental Risk / Morag-Levine, Nog.566Q 001 97EMCX MW/10:30am-12:10pm 10/13/14 to 12/3/14 20 344 12-08-2014 1:30 PM
This course examines regulatory responses to environmental and other risks to human life and health. It aims to familiarize students with the particular challenges regulators face in responding to such risks, and the spectrum of regulatory choices available to them. Topics to be covered include: Judicial v. administrative regulation of risk, risk assessment and risk management, direct and indirect regulation, cost-benefit analysis, the precautionary principle, and environmental justice. The course will analyze the range of policy, political, and legal-cultural factors behind current American approaches to the regulation of environmental risk.
3 Remedies / Roberts, Jar.593D 301 97EMCY MW/7:45pm-9:00pm 50 346 12-16-2014 6:00 PM
(Formerly DCL 423) This course provides an overview of the main types of remedies available in the American legal system following a determination of liability for violation of contract, tort, property, or constitutional law. The course will cover monetary damages, equitable relief, and examine the implications of choosing particular remedies, when such choice is available.
Prerequisite(s): Contracts, Contracts I
2 Secured Transactions / Payne, Kat.501E 001 97EMDM T/3:30pm-5:10pm 90 472 12-11-2014 6:00 PM
(Formerly DCL 240) Covers the process of financing the sale of goods, the secured transaction under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, including creation, perfection, priority of security interests in personal property and default procedures.
Prerequisite(s): Contracts, Contracts II
3 Securities Regulation I / Spoon, Ell.524B 001 97EMDN MW/1:30pm-2:45pm 50 346 12-11-2014 8:30 AM S
(Formerly DCL 428) This course examines the registration requirements applicable to public offers of securities under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Michigan Blue Sky Law. Primary emphasis will be placed upon the various types of securities that are subject to registration and the exemptions from registration requirements. In addition, the course will explore, in further depth, the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. Business Enterprises may be taken concurrently.
Prerequisite(s): Business Enterprises
3 Seminar in Race, Law and American Culture: From Slavery to Post Civil Rights / Kuykendall, Mae.541S 001 97EMDP W/3:30pm-6:00pm 20 335 Final Paper, U
This course examines race history in the United States, with primary reference to the culture and the law affecting African-Americans from slavery to post-Civil Rights. The objective of the course is to provide insight of the evolution of legal doctrine relating to race, examining and critically analyzing continuities and discontinuities; and equip students with the ability to debate, as lawyers and public citizens, the contemporary issues in race relations, with reference to the history of all racial and ethnic minorities and the complications of increasing diversity in racial, ethnic, and cultural traditions in the U.S.
2 State and Local Government Law / Ward, Geo.579N 301 97EMDR M/5:45pm-7:25pm 30 325 12-11-2014 6:00 PM
(Formerly DCL 354) This course considers the organization of municipal corporations, their powers and the limitations on such powers. Also considered are property interests of governmental units, their liability for torts, and the acts of their officers and employees.
3 State and Local Taxation / Chen, Jam.572B 001 97EMDS TR/1:30pm-2:45pm 50 346 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 356) This course involves the study of the requirements of uniformity and equality and certain other constitutional limitations on state and local taxes, ad valorem property taxes, commerce clause and import and export restrictions on state taxes, business taxes, due process clause restrictions on state taxes, exemptions from taxation and tax procedure. Specific coverage of Michigan income taxes of individuals and corporations and the Michigan inheritance tax is also included.
3 Strategic International Transactions / Bean, Bru.512G 001 97EMES W/3:30pm-6:00pm 20 344 Final Paper, U
This course introduces students to an array of contemporary issues which can be encountered in cross border transactions, including acquisitions, joint ventures and foreign direct investment, project finance, international equity financing transactions, overseas activities of NGOs, etc. The course will discuss broad questions relating to international transactions generally, such as corruption, money laundering, currency risk, political upheavals, dispute resolution, etc. Students select a current international topic or question of particular interest to research and will make a formal presentation of their paper.
0 Technology Enhanced Trial Advocacy / Kipp, Bon.623G 001 97EMDV T/1:30pm-3:10pm 8/26/14 to 10/7/14 16 324 No Exam,
In lieu of tuition, a fee that is not covered by an MSU Law scholarship is assessed for this course. Contact the Trial Practice Institute office at 517-432-6969 to obtain the fee amount. This lab provides hands on training in the efficient uses of courtroom technology and the presentation of electronic evidence. The primary objective of the lab is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to efficiently use electronic evidence in pre-trial and trial litigation. Students enrolled in the Trail Practice Institute are given priority enrollment.
0 Technology Enhanced Trial Advocacy / Kipp, Bon.623G 002 97EMDW T/1:30pm-3:10pm 10/14/14 to 12/2/14 16 324 No Exam,
In lieu of tuition, a fee that is not covered by an MSU Law scholarship is assessed for this course. Contact the Trial Practice Institute office at 517-432-6969 to obtain the fee amount. This lab provides hands on training in the efficient uses of courtroom technology and the presentation of electronic evidence. The primary objective of the lab is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to efficiently use electronic evidence in pre-trial and trial litigation. Students enrolled in the Trail Practice Institute are given priority enrollment.
3 Topics in Criminal Law: The Criminal Jury Today / Grosso&OBrien618 001 97EMDX MW/1:30pm-2:45pm 20 344 Final Paper, U
The jury plays a central part in U.S. civil and criminal law. How it functions affects the system both directly in individual jury trials and indirectly by influencing incentives to settle cases out of court. This seminar will examine the functions and performance of the contemporary civil and criminal jury system. The course emphasizes empirical research assessing jury selection and how the jury carries out its legally defined role. The course examines its contemporary and historical legal position. By studying juries function and behave, students will gain insight into both how to communicate with jurors and how to approach policy issues that arise with respect to the proper role of the jury. This is a reading-intensive seminar in which student participation in discussion forms a central component in the evaluation of students.
2 Topics in Property Law: Eminent Domain Seminar / Ackerman/Dynkowski533W 301 97EMEP R/6:00pm-7:40pm 20 344 Final Paper,
This seminar focuses on eminent domain and condemnation issues.
3 Trial Practice Institute - Trial I / Aquilina, Ros.623D 301 97EMD3 R/6:00pm-8:30pm Final Trial Nov 21, 22 & 23 16 428 S
(Formerly DCL 534) Must be in the Trial Practice Institutue program. Because certain non-TPI courses duplicate the content of this course, students may not also receive academic credit for the following courses: Applied Evidence, Civil Trial Advocacy I, Civil Trial Advocacy II, Client Counseling and Interviewing, Criminal Trial Advocacy I - Pre-Trial, Criminal Trial Advocacy II - Trial II.
3 Trial Practice Institute - Trial I / Payok, Mat.623D 302 97EMD4 T/6:00pm-8:30pm Final Trial Nov. 21, 22 & 23 16 428 S
(Formerly DCL 534) Must be in the Trial Practice Institutue program. Because certain non-TPI courses duplicate the content of this course, students may not also receive academic credit for the following courses: Applied Evidence, Civil Trial Advocacy I, Civil Trial Advocacy II, Client Counseling and Interviewing, Criminal Trial Advocacy I - Pre-Trial, Criminal Trial Advocacy II - Trial II.
3 Trial Practice Institute: Pre-Trial I / Sherman, Ann.623B 301 97EMD5 M/5:30pm-8:00pm 16 428 No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 506) Must be in the Trial Practice Institute program. Because certain non-TPI courses duplicate the content of this course, students may not also receive academic credit for the following courses: Applied Evidence, Civil Trial Advocacy I, Civil Trial Advocacy II, Client Counseling and Interviewing, Criminal Trial Advocacy I - Pre-Trial, Criminal Trial Advocacy II - Trial II.
3 Trial Practice Institute: Pre-Trial I / McNally, Ver.623B 001 97EMD6 MW/10:30am-11:45am 16 428 No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 506) Must be in the Trial Practice Institute program. Because certain non-TPI courses duplicate the content of this course, students may not also receive academic credit for the following courses: Applied Evidence, Civil Trial Advocacy I, Civil Trial Advocacy II, Client Counseling and Interviewing, Criminal Trial Advocacy I - Pre-Trial, Criminal Trial Advocacy II - Trial II.
2 Trial Practice Institute: Expert and Scientific Evidence / Schafer, Ron.623F 301 97EMD7 MW/6:00pm-7:40pm 8-25-14 to 10-13-14 32 471 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 543) This course will present students with a discussion of the nature of forensic science and scientific evidence. Topics include: forensic science, scientific evidence, admissibility of scientific evidence, quality assurance and control. There will also be lectures on certain areas of forensic science that are often the subject of litigation. These include DNA, inferential statistics, traffic accident reconstruction, forensic engineering, forensic pathology, paternity testing and drunk driving. The course meets for 4 hours per week for 7 weeks. Must be in the Trial Practice Institute program. Because certain non-TPI courses duplicate the content of this course, students may not also receive academic credit for the following courses: Applied Evidence, Civil Trial Advocacy I, Civil Trial Advocacy II, Client Counseling and Interviewing, Criminal Trial Advocacy I - Pre-Trial, Criminal Trial Advocacy II - Trial II.
2 Wildlife Law / Bambery, Car.565B 001 97EMD9 M/8:00am-9:40am 20 335 12-09-2014 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 376) A study of how the legal system deals with wildlife issues. While some federal law will be considered, this course's primary focus will be at the state law level. It will review wildlife related laws from a variety of perspectives, including those that recognize sustainable use as a valid conservation tool, and regulated hunting as a component of conservation and sound wildlife management. A paper will be required.
2 Workers' Compensation / Bruce-Erickson, Car.610 301 97EMEA W/7:45pm-9:25pm 40 345 12-16-2014 6:00 PM
(Formerly DCL 389) This course involves the study of the principal provisions of the Michigan Workers' Disability Compensation Act and decisions thereunder, notably in respect to compensability, benefits and proceedings before the Compensation Bureau.
Top, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

Miscellaneous
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
2 Arbitration Advocacy / Bedikian, Mar.505G 001 97EK8X R/3:30pm-5:10pm 10 324 No Exam, P S
Students will be exposed to the following topics: mandatory versus voluntary arbitration, including persuading opposing counsel to participate, preliminary pre-arbitration considerations (stages of the arbitration process: initiation, preparation, pre-hearing, hearing, decision-making, and award), selecting cases for arbitration, attorney ethics, considering site inspection and audiovisual aids, selecting expert witness, arbitrator ethics, pre-hearing advocacy (preparing the arbitration demand, drafting motions and responses, drafting position statements), the preliminary hearing (arbitrability issues, joinder of parties, witness lists, hearing exhibits, order of evidence, sequestration of witnesses, burdens of proof, subpoenas, nature and form of award), preparing for the arbitration hearing (designing a persuasive "trial story," preparing the client, and preparing witnesses/exhibits), advocacy during the arbitration hearing (procedural rules, opening statements, presentation of facts, comments on opposition's case, summary and request for relief, evidentiary rules, direct examination, cross-examination, impeachment, expert testimony, evidentiary foundations, and persuasive use of exhibits), post-hearing advocacy (drafting post-hearing briefs, motions to re-open proceedings, enforcing the award, and challenging the award). The primary objectives of the course are to better understand the nature and practice of commercial arbitration; and to develop advocacy skills by providing "hands-on" training in commercial arbitration. This course is restricted to students selected for the ABA Commercial Arbitration Competition.
2 Moot Court Board / McNally, Ver.627C 001 97EMK4 Arranged 10 No Exam, P
(Formerly DCL 702) Prerequisites: RWA I and II, see scholarship policy Board members and candidates participate in and supervise intramural and inter-school competitions. Board membership is by invitation and carries one credit hour per semester. Students who have completed 29 credit hours are eligible to become candidates for the board. Candidates receive one semester hour of credit for participation in Moot Court Competition. Two semesters of credit as a candidate must be completed to qualify for invitation to the board.
2 Moot Court Board / Copland, Jen.627C 002 97EMMT Arranged 13 No Exam, P
(Formerly DCL 702) Prerequisites: RWA I and II, see scholarship policy Board members and candidates participate in and supervise intramural and inter-school competitions. Board membership is by invitation and carries one credit hour per semester. Students who have completed 29 credit hours are eligible to become candidates for the board. Candidates receive one semester hour of credit for participation in Moot Court Competition. Two semesters of credit as a candidate must be completed to qualify for invitation to the board.
2 Negotiation Advocacy / Pappas, Bri.591F 001 97EMFJ TR/1:30pm-3:25pm 6 No Exam, P S
Students for this course will be selected from the MSU Law Intra-school Negotiation Competition to form two teams to compete in the ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition. Selection is based on skill, potential to be excellent teammates, to work hard, and to represent Michigan State University College of Law. The course allows students to develop their negotiation advocacy skills in an intensive, skills-based format. Preparing for the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition, students will develop skills in the areas of problem analysis, negotiation preparation, communications skills and strategies, and reflection and improvement. Through competition, students experience what it is to be a professional, competent, and ethical advocate in a negotiation. Students advancing to the national ABA negotiation competition will be expected to compete and prepare accordingly.
2 Niagara International Law Competition / Reifenberg, Jr., Joh.627F 001 97EMER T/3:30pm-5:10pm 4 428 No Exam, P S
An international Moot Court competition based upon a Canadian-U.S. legal conflict. The competition is held annually in the spring semester. Participation is by invitation only on the basis of performance in the Transnational Legal Research course.
Prerequisite(s): Advocacy, Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II, Research, Writing & Analysis
Top, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

Clinics
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
4 Chance at Childhood Clinic / Kozakiewicz, Jos.631F 001 97EK9U Arranged 6 Clinic No Exam, P S
The Clinic provides a setting for law and social work students to gain experience in child advocacy. The Clinic provides a forum for advocating for children, both in individual cases and through seeking to affect public policy and practice within the state of Michigan. Student teams will serve in a variety of roles to effectively advocate for children.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis,or Research, Writing and Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective,or Research, Writing and Analysis: Criminal Law Perspective,or Research, Writing and Analysis: Social Justice Perspective and Advocacy
4 Civil Rights Clinic I / Manville, Dan.630X 001 97EK9K TR/9:00am-10:15am 6 Clinic No Exam, P S
Students will receive a versatile and well-rounded education in the intricacies of civil rights law and hone client management, case management, negotiation, and trial skills. Students will use their knowledge and skills to litigate civil rights cases in federal District Court (WD, MI) for their clients, prisoners who are incarcerated in Michigan and have asserted claims about the conditions of their confinement. Under the supervision of clinic faculty, students will represent their clients at all stages of these cases, including case development and strategy, discovery, motion practice, and trial. In addition to class times, students enrolled in this clinical program must work a minimum of 14 hours at the clinic each week NOTE: (1) Enrollment is by application only (please see student announcements for the application deadline). Preference will be given to students who commit to participate in the clinic for two semesters. (2) Enrolled students may be required to attend a mandatory two-day clinic "boot camp" that takes place on the Saturday and Sunday immediately before the first day of class. Please see the clinics' website for additional information. Prerequisite(s): All student clinicians enrolled in Civil Rights Clinic I must have successfully completed RWA and Advocacy. In addition, they must have successfully completed the first year (six credits) of the Law Colleges TPI program or must have successfully completed at least six credits in Evidence, Civil Trial Advocacy I, Civil Rights Seminar, Complex Civil Litigation, or Constitutional Law II.
4 Civil Rights Clinic II / Manville, Dan.630Z 001 97EK9M TR/9:00am-10:15am 1 Clinic No Exam, P S
This is a continuing opportunity to students who have successfully completed coursework in Civil Rights Clinic I to enable them to further refine their skills in counseling clients, managing a caseload, and litigating civil rights cases on their clients behalf in federal District Court. Typically, students who are enrolled in Civil Rights Clinic II assume a more in-depth role in their clients litigation. As in Civil Rights Clinic I, students further their experience under the supervision of clinic faculty and enhance their knowledge of civil rights law and trial practice. In addition to class times, students enrolled in clinical programs must work a minimum of 14 hours at the clinic each week (in general, each student puts in an additional 12 to15 hours weekly). NOTE: (1) Enrollment in Civil Rights Clinic II is by invitation only. (2) Enrolled students may be required to attend a mandatory two-day clinic "boot camp" that takes place on the Saturday and Sunday immediately before the first day of class. Please see the clinics' website for additional information.
Prerequisite(s): Civil Rights Clinic I
4 Conflict Resolution Clinic I / Tarr, Nin.631D 001 97EK9C W/12:30pm-5:00pm and some Fridays 9:00am-5:00pm 7 Clinic No Exam, P S
This clinic will focus on teaching students to be problem solvers which is a fundamental skill that lawyers need regardless of the work they do or the setting in which they do this work. The primary method of problem solving that the students will learn is mediation which is increasingly used by lawyers and sometimes mandated by courts, agencies, and organizations to resolve controversies. This course will provide an opportunity to learn the theory, skills, and professionalism issues associated with mediation and conflict resolution. Students will have opportunities to hone and enhance their learning by applying their skills to real problems presented by real people. By doing so, they will provide access to justice to people who would otherwise be unable to afford services. Professionalism and ethics will be an essential component of the program. Students will be expected to identify, research, and discuss the challenges that they are facing with an eye towards what kind of professional they want to become no matter where they work. They will not only look at the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct for Lawyers and the Michigan Supreme Court Standards of Conduct for Mediators to inform their discussions, they will be expected to consider the cultural, economic, psychological, moral, policy, and personal implications of choices that they make. A key component of the clinic is to train students to be reflective practitioners who continue to learn from their experiences for the rest of their professional lives. The students will explicitly be taught to engage in meaningful reflection about their own work and the work of the other professionals with whom they come into contact. Enrollment is by permission only
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis or Research, Writing and Analysis: Criminal Law Perspective or Research, Writing and Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective; and Advocacy.
4 Great Lakes First Amendment Law Clinic I / Costello, Nan.630T 001 97EMYP M/8:30am-10:10am R/12:00pm-1:45pm 8 M/341 R/Clinic No Exam, P S
The Great Lakes First Amendment Law Clinic has three components. Students will teach First Amendment workshops to faculty advisors and student journalists at Michigan high schools covering censorship, libel, and privacy issues, as well as copyright and libel matters involving Facebook and Internet postings. Students also will provide pro bono legal representation to high school and community college journalists whose free speech rights have been challenged. In addition, clinic students will conduct a Freedom of Information Act survey of school district regulations that govern First Amendment rights of student journalists. Students will receive targeted instruction on First Amendment press issues on a weekly basis. As workshop instructors, students will use interactive teaching methodologies such as small group exercises, role plays, and simulations of legal proceedings. Students will be responsible for developing lesson plans and executing those plans once they are approved by a Law College faculty member and a high school teacher. In addition to class time, students must work a minimum of 12 hours each week in representing pro bono clients and preparing First Amendment workshops. Some travel time to high schools may be required. Students are selected to participate through an application process. NOTE: Enrolled students must attend a mandatory two-day clinic "Boot Camp" that takes place on the Saturday and Sunday immediately before the first day of class. Please see the clinics' website for additional information. Prerequisites: RWA I and II; (successful completion of Media Law is preferred, but not required)
Prerequisite(s): Advocacy, Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II, Research, Writing & Analysis
4 Great Lakes First Amendment Law Clinic II / Costello, Nan.630U 001 97EMAV Arranged 2 Clinic No Exam, P S
course description forthcoming
Prerequisite(s): Great Lakes First Amendment Law Clinic I
4 Housing Law Clinic I / Gilmore, Bri.630V 001 97EMA4 MW/10:00am-11:15am 6 Clinic No Exam, P S
(Formerly Rental Housing Clinic I - LAW 630A) Housing Law Clinic I is a comprehensive housing clinic that will cover a variety of housing areas for students. Students will have the opportunity to master the basics of local landlord-tenant law, and to focus on how the clinic can best serve the community in the housing area based upon the overall needs of the community and the problems facing consumers with respect to their housing choices. Other areas of clinic development and student advocacy will entail, but will not be limited to, foreclosures, fair housing, affordable housing, home ownership, and homelessness. Students can be expected to be assigned actual clients with housing problems and will, with supervision, act as legal counsel for these clients in a variety of settings. This will include advocacy in local housing courts and judicial tribunals in the state of Michigan. However, students will be mainly trained to be advocates, in and out of a judicial setting, with the overall goal to provide the student with a more expansive and well-rounded experience regarding housing law in a legal education setting. Students also will have the opportunity to consider other areas of housing advocacy where they might be able to have an impact on the lives of consumers, and will be supervised and supported in pursuing these goals on behalf of consumers. Enrollment in Housing Law Clinic I is by application only. Details about the application process will be provided to students in advance of each semester's enrollment period. In addition to class times, students enrolled in clinical programs must work a minimum of 12 hours at the clinic each week (in general, each student works between 12-15 hours weekly in addition to instructional time). NOTE: Enrolled students must attend a mandatory orientation session that will likely take place on the Saturday and Sunday immediately before the first day of class. Please see the clinics' website for additional information.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II,Research, Writing and Analysis, Advocacy
4 Housing Law Clinic II / Gilmore, Bri.630W 001 97EMA5 Arranged 3 Clinic No Exam, P S
(Formerly Rental Housing Clinic II - LAW 630B) Housing Law Clinic II provides an opportunity for students, upon approval of the supervising faculty, to continue work Housing Law Clinic. The selected students will be expected to provide support and work more independently than students enrolled in Housing Law Clinic I. Expectations are high and ongoing projects and cases that these students are engaged in will be a core responsibility.
Prerequisite(s): Housing Law Clinic I, Rental Housing Clinic I
6 Immigration Law Clinic I / Thronson, Ver.630R 001 97EMA7 F/9:00am-11:00am 11 Clinic No Exam, P S
Students engage with immigrant communities through direct client representation and systemic advocacy. The Immigration Law Clinic provides opportunities for students to experience the practice of law in a well-supervised and academically rigorous program that both prepares them for the practice of law and enables them to critically assess social justice issues. In addition to client representation and advocacy, students participate in a clinic seminar. Students are required to work an average of 20 hours per week. Enrollment is by application only (please see student announcements for details of application process).
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II or Research, Writing & Analysis, Advocacy
Var Immigration Law Clinic II / Thronson, Ver.630S 001 97EMA8 Arranged 0 Clinic No Exam, P S
A supplement to Immigration Law Clinic I, open to students who have successfully completed Immigration Law Clinic I, and who have been invited to participate for a second semester. Students work on a clinic-based project developed in consultation with the professor. Credits for this course will be accorded on a sliding scale of one to three credits. Prerequisite(s): Immigration Law Clinic I
Prerequisite(s): Immigration Law Clinic I
3 Indigenous Law and Policy Center / Fort, Kat.630F 001 97EM92 Arranged 3 No Exam, P
(Formerly DCL 625) This experiential learning course addresses the issues involved in creating and operating tribal judiciaries, and the federal, state, and tribal tax laws that affect tribal governance. Students learn about the appellate process in tribal court systems, including preparation of bench memoranda for pending cases in tribal appellate courts. Students also have the opportunity to assist in developing tribal court structures and improving tribal court administration. In addition, students assist in drafting tribal tax codes, creating administrative tax tribunals, and handling tax controversies for qualifying clients. Other projects may include legislative and policy work for tribal governments, including drafting and revising tribal laws and providing legal assistance regarding land tenure systems.
2-4 Intellectual Property Start-Up Project / Carter-Johnson, Jef.631A 001 97EMBA T/4:00pm-5:00pm 4 Clinic No Exam, P S
Students will examine a diverse range of legal intellectual property law issues infused with pedagogical opportunity. Students will be required to engage in sophisticated factual and legal analyses and to broaden their horizons in learning how to problem-solve on behalf of their clients. Start-Up Project students will not simply learn legal skills through their efforts – they will experience aspects of lawyering that are not gleaned from other environments. By engaging in in-depth interviews with their clients, exploring cutting-edge intellectual property law issues and their various dimensions, forming plans and recommendations, and executing work, students will be forced to continuously reflect on the role of attorneys within the legal system. In particular, students will face a client with an invention and will have to provide guidance as to its patentability. This requires application of relevant patent law (subject matter, novelty, obviousness analyses) and prior art searches. Students may then proceed with the drafting of an actual patent. Enrollment is by permission only
Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites: Research, Writing and Analysis Advocacy Patent Law
6 Investor Advocacy Clinic I / Edwards, Ben.631B 001 97EMBU M/3:30pm-6:00pm 6 Clinic No Exam, P S
The Investor Advocacy Clinic (the “IAC”) exposes second and third year law students to securities litigation and regulation under the supervision of a licensed attorney. In addition to gaining securities and financial products litigation experience, students will learn about the regulatory organizations governing financial institutions and serve as important community resources by providing investor education. Although the caseload will vary each semester, students will draft arbitration and mediation materials and may litigate, mediate, settle, arbitrate or try cases. Students may also research and draft comment letters to provide analyses on proposed rules and regulations and will make community presentations about investor and financial protection topics. Clinic seminars will take two forms: topical and case rounds. Topical sessions focus on substantive law, procedure, policy or lawyering issues and will generally involve discussion of assigned reading or in-class exercises to highlight particular issues. Case rounds provide an opportunity to respond to legal, ethical, professional or policy issues arising in case work. Admission to the Investor Advocacy Clinic is by application only and requires a substantial time commitment of approximately twenty hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II, or Advocacy, Research, Writing & Analysis
1-3 Investor Advocacy Clinic II / Edwards, Ben.631C 001 97EMBV Arranged 3 Clinic No Exam, P S
This is a continuing opportunity for students who have successfully completed coursework in Investor Advocacy Clinic I to enable them to further refine their skills and to assume greater responsibility with client matters. It also provides for assignment of more complex issues and an opportunity to assist with mentoring of Clinic I students. Open to students who have successfully completed Investor Advocacy Clinic I and who have been invited to participate for a second semester. Credits for this course will be accorded on a sliding scale of one to six credits (as agreed to by the Clinic Director), depending upon the student's participation level. The number of working hours required will be dependent on the credit hours determined.
Prerequisite(s): Investor Advocacy Clinic I
4 Plea and Sentencing Clinic I / Dagher-Margosian, Jea.630P 001 97EMCM F/1:00pm-3:00pm 8 Clinic No Exam, P S
Plea and Sentencing Clinic I provides a framework in which students will assist with representation of indigent prisoner clients who currently have cases in which they are represented by the State Appellate Defender's Office ("SADO"), and who have issues relating to their sentencing or guilty pleas. Under the supervision of an attorney from SADO, students will interview and counsel with clients, isolate client issues, undertake intensive research relating to the identified issues, prepare legal memoranda, as well as motions and briefs for presentation in Michigan circuit courts, and argue those matters before the circuit court. Students will receive instruction on a variety of matters pertinent to their work, including the structure and overview of the legal system relating to pleas and sentences, plea and sentencing guidelines, client interview techniques, issue spotting and brief writing, and appellate strategy. In participating in this clinic, students will explore and develop fundamental skills and values essential to the ethical and competent practice of law. In addition to class time, enrolled students must work a minimum of 16 hours at the clinic or at SADO's downtown Lansing location each week (in general, each student likely can expect to expend 16 to 20 hours weekly in addition to class time). Some travel time to clients' locations or to circuit courts may be required, depending upon the cases assigned to the student. Students are selected to participate through an application process. NOTE: Enrolled students must attend a mandatory two-day clinic "Boot Camp" that takes place on the Saturday and Sunday immediately before the first day of class. Please see the clinics' website for additional information.
Prerequisite(s): Advocacy, Criminal Law, Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II, Research, Writing & Analysis
4 Plea and Sentencing Clinic II / Dagher-Margosian, Jea.630Q 001 97EMCN F/1:00pm-3:00pm 0 Clinic No Exam, P S
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only. This Clinic provides an opportunity to continue client representation conducted in Plea and Sentencing Clinic I. It also provides for assignments of more complex cases, and an opportunity to assist with mentoring of Clinic I students. This course is by invitation only. In addition to identified class times, students enrolled in Plea and Sentencing Clinic II must work a minimum of 16 hours at the clinic or at the State Appellate Defender Office's downtown Lansing location each week (in general, each student can expect to expend 16 to 20 hours of time weekly in addition to any class times). Some travel time to clients' locations or to circuit courts may be required, depending upon the cases assigned to the student. Please see the clinics' website for additional information.
Prerequisite(s): Plea and Sentencing Clinic I
4 Tax Clinic I / Wease, Jos.630C 001 97EMDT MW/2:00pm-3:15pm 16 Clinic No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 476) Students enrolled in Tax Clinic I become “client ready” by representing clients with respect to a broad range of federal, state, and local tax controversies. Students advocate for their clients by working through a variety of administrative determinations, as well as by routinely participating in collection due process and Appeals hearings before the Internal Revenue Service and informal conferences before the Michigan Department of Treasury. In addition, they litigate cases in the United States Tax Court, the Michigan Tax Tribunal, the United States District Courts, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Michigan appellate courts. Students also counsel ESL taxpayers about their rights and responsibilities under the Internal Revenue Code, and engage in numerous outreaches designed to educate the public about tax issues and requirements. All work takes place under the guidance and close supervision of experienced clinical faculty. Class sessions focus not only on substantive tax issues, but also on professional development, ethical considerations, policy matters, and client and case management. Students must work a minimum of 196 hours – in addition to class time – during the semester, and are expected to participate in a one-day orientation scheduled before the beginning of the semester.
Prerequisite(s): For students admitted before Fall 2011, Research, Writing & Advocacy I and II; for students admitted in Fall 2011 and later, Research, Writing & Analysis and Advocacy.
4 Tax Clinic II / Wease, Jos.630D 001 97EMDU Arranged 6 Clinic No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 515) Tax Clinic II is a continuing opportunity to students who have successfully completed coursework in Tax Clinic I to enable them to further refine their skills in counseling and representing clients, to take on more complex assignments, and to assist in mentoring Tax Clinic I students. Students must work a minimum of 196 hours during the semester.
Prerequisite(s): Tax Clinic I
2-4 Urban Food, Farm and Agriculture Law Practicum / Patel, Jay.566P 001 97EMD8 Arranged 4 Clinic No Exam, P S
Students will engage in two overlapping sets of activities. First, they will develop an understanding of the issues confronting urban agriculture and food access in Detroit and conduct a strategic planning process with key MSU and Detroit partners. Second, they will identify some of the most promising community agriculture projects in Detroit, determine the legal impediments facing those groups, and create a focused plan – examining geography, strong community partners, and key legal requirements – to address those issues. Students will be expected to work 14 hours per week outside of the seminar class.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I or Research, Writing and Analysis and Research, Writing and Advocacy II or Advocacy
Top, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

American Legal System - LL.M./M.J.
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
2 Business Enterprises / Lawrence, Mic.500M 301 97EMFD Nov 13-16, 2014 R/5:30-9:30pm; FSa/9:00am-5:00pm; Su/5:30-9:30pm 0 In Dubai Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 409) This course discusses issues relevant to the laws of agency, partnerships, sole proprietorships and closely held corporations.
3 Civil Litigation Practice and Procedure for Foreign Lawyers / Wittner, Nic.805 002 97EK9E M/1:30pm-3:10pm with additional mandatory meeting times 25 324 12-17-2014 8:30 AM
This course explains the litigation process in the United States. It is designed to equip foreign-educated lawyers with the skills needed to manage lawsuits involving companies located abroad or subsidiary companies in the United States. The explanation includes (1) the jurisdiction of Unites States courts over lawsuits by or against these companies, (2) the procedures for filing or accepting a Complaint under the Hague Convention for the Service of Process Abroad and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; (3) discovery under the Federal Rules, especially emerging requirements for electronic data, and the Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad; (4) Rule 30(b)(6) requirements for testimony by corporate witnesses; (5) discovery sanctions; (6) trial procedures, particularly the use of company documents, witness testimony, and government investigations and recall orders as evidence; and, finally, appeal procedures. The fundamental practice skills involve selection of counsel; preparation of case budgets and management of legal fees; early evaluation of cases to decide if they should be tried or settled, and determining settlement values; negotiating settlements; mediating cases; collecting and producing documents and e-data; obtaining confidentiality agreements for proprietary information; preparing witnesses for deposition and trial, as well as at Congressional hearings (especially foreign company witnesses); and preparing for media requests, particularly during trial. These procedures and practice skills will come alive through the use of real-world examples. Students enrolled in this course are not eligible to enroll in International civil Litigation (548K) Open only to students enrolled in the LL.M. for Foreign-Educated Lawyers Program.
3 Civil Litigation Practice and Procedure for Foreign Lawyers / Wittner, Nic.805 001 97EK9D W/1:30pm-3:10pm with additional mandatory meeting times 7 324 12-17-2014 8:30 AM P
This course explains the litigation process in the United States. It is designed to equip foreign-educated lawyers with the skills needed to manage lawsuits involving companies located abroad or subsidiary companies in the United States. The explanation includes (1) the jurisdiction of Unites States courts over lawsuits by or against these companies, (2) the procedures for filing or accepting a Complaint under the Hague Convention for the Service of Process Abroad and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; (3) discovery under the Federal Rules, especially emerging requirements for electronic data, and the Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad; (4) Rule 30(b)(6) requirements for testimony by corporate witnesses; (5) discovery sanctions; (6) trial procedures, particularly the use of company documents, witness testimony, and government investigations and recall orders as evidence; and, finally, appeal procedures. The fundamental practice skills involve selection of counsel; preparation of case budgets and management of legal fees; early evaluation of cases to decide if they should be tried or settled, and determining settlement values; negotiating settlements; mediating cases; collecting and producing documents and e-data; obtaining confidentiality agreements for proprietary information; preparing witnesses for deposition and trial, as well as at Congressional hearings (especially foreign company witnesses); and preparing for media requests, particularly during trial. These procedures and practice skills will come alive through the use of real-world examples. Students enrolled in this course are not eligible to enroll in International civil Litigation (548K) Open only to students enrolled in the LL.M. for Foreign-Educated Lawyers Program.
2 Contracts / Barnhizer, Dan.530B 301 97EMFE Dec 11-14, 2014 R/5:30-9:30pm; FSa/9:00am-5:00pm; Su/5:30pm-9:30pm 0 In Dubai Take Home Exam,
(Formerly LAW500D and LAW500E) A study of the basic law relating to the formation of a contract. Additional topics include: the Statute of Frauds; the avoidability of contracts; performance obligations; contract breach and remedies for breach. Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code covering sales of goods will be introduced; however, the primary focus of the course is on the common law.
2 Foundations of Law and Legal Research / Domann, Bre.807A 730 97EMFF August-December Online for students in Dubai 2 Online No Exam,
This online course provides an introduction to the American legal system with a special focus on the research and writing needs of international scholars and non-lawyers (focus on American jurisprudence and Global Food Law).
Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to students in the Global Food Law Program or the Dubai M.J. Program.
3 Legal English I for Foreign Lawyers / Celeste/Francis804A 001 97EMB4 TR/10:30am-11:45am 12 324 No Exam, P
Legal English I is designed to provide practice for foreign lawyers in the fundamental skills of written legal English and common law analysis in the United States. Students in Legal English I will draft a variety of legal documents and participate in a variety of oral exercises and presentations.
2 Mediation Advocacy and Civil Facilitative Mediator Training / Pappas, Bri.587E 301 97EMFG Oct 9-12, 2014 R/5:30-9:30pm, FSa/9:00am-5:00pm, Su/5:30-9:30pm 16 In Dubai Take Home Exam,
This course meets the civil facilitative mediator training requirement as required by Michigan Court Rule and the Michigan State Court Administrative Office (SCAO). With this training, and the completion of additional requirements, students will be able to apply for inclusion on court mediation rosters. The course includes a variety of graded assignments, including drafting an agreement to mediate (with adequate confidentiality provisions), a post-mediation agreement (with mediation clause), and a mediation representation plan. By balancing theory with practice and paying particular attention to mediation ethics, students completing this course will be prepared to both mediate civil cases and effectively advocate for clients in mediation. Students who have taken Mediation Advocacy and Domestic Relations Mediator Training may not take this course.
3 Negotiation for Foreign Educated Lawyers / Hartfield, Edw.805A 001 97EMCH F/1:30pm-4:00pm 12 325 Take Home Exam, P
This course will provide an overview of fundamental concepts in negotiation theory and provide an opportunity to apply the theory in role plays and simulation exercises.
3 Reading Comprehension Skills for Foreign Lawyers / Wilson-Duffy, Car.804D 001 97EMMM M/1:00pm-3:40pm F/9:00am-11:40am 12 M/340 F/324 No Exam, P
This course will help prepare foreign LLM students for full time academic work in the areas of English reading, speaking, and writing, with primary focus given to reading strategies and comprehension. Students will work to build arguments, synthesize ideas, and develop persuasive essays skills. Students will respond to literature and synthesize written works to support their writing. Students will learn editing and revision techniques with the goal of making them more independent writers, will work to improve their understanding and use of English grammar, and will learn to recognize and correct their own writing errors. Students will use reading and writing to explore ideas, to challenge opinions, and to think critically.
3 Research, Writing & Advocacy: International LL.M. / O'Regan, Dap.804 001 97EMCZ TR/9:00am-10:15am 8 345 No Exam, P
Designed to teach international LL.M. foreign lawyers fundamental skills necessary for legal reasoning, research, and written communication in the United States common law system. The course consists of two components: Research and Writing Seminar. The research component of is designed to introduce students to basic legal research concepts and sources. Sources covered will include: secondary sources, statutory law, case law, and administrative law. At the end of the course students will be able to perform basic research functions, in both print and electronic format, including how to determine that a source is complete and current and how to effectively use free electronic resources as an alternative to print and fee based electronic resources. The Writing Seminar component of the course begins with the Writing Skills Inventory, and ends with the Writing Proficiency Test. The topics covered on the Writing Proficiency Test are covered in the Writing Seminars taught by the Writing Specialist. The Writing Skills Inventory will help students identify the areas they must work on to pass the Proficiency Test. Unlike the Writing Skills Inventory, the Proficiency Test will use examples and language taken from legal writing. Open only to students enrolled in the LL.M. for Foreign-Educated Lawyers Program.
Top, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

Global Food Law - LL.M./M.J.
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
3 Animal Health, World Trade, and Food Safety / Haskell, Sco.810E 730 97EMME Online this course is intended for students in the Global Food Law Program 20 Take Home Exam,
The objective of this online course is to familiarize students with the history, development and workings of the OIE, with particular emphasis on its role as the organization responsible for setting international standards for animal health and zoonoses, and attention to its new mandates for animal welfare and food safety.
Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to students in the Global Food Law Program.
3 Biotechnology Law and Food Products / Carter-Johnson, Jef.810P 730 97EMMA Online this course is intended for students in the Global Food Law Program 20 Take Home Exam,
This course explores the impact of biotechnology on food production and food safety. After an introduction to biotechnology and the breadth of biotechnology-created foods available, the class will focus on the regulation of food safety and its environmental impact, both in the U.S. and internationally. Students will discuss the impact of public perception on the biotechnology agriculture and transgenic animals industries. No scientific or other class pre-requisites are required.
Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to students in the Global Food Law Program.
3 Codex Alimentarius / Hegarty, P. .810F 730 97EMMD Online this course is intended for students in the Global Food Law Program 20 Take Home Exam,
This course is to familiarize students with the history, development and workings of the Codex Alimentarius Commission in formulating and harmonizing food standards and ensuring their global implementation.
Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to students in the Global Food Law Program.
3 Food Regulation in Latin America / Lopez-Garcia, Reb.810G 730 97EMMC Online this course is intended for students in the Global Food Law Program 20 Take Home Exam,
This online course is designed to introduce food industry professionals and university level students to food law and regulation as it is currently practiced in Latin America. Perspectives from regulatory, commercial and consumer interests will be taken into account. The events taking place in Latin America in food law and regulation will be linked, when appropriate, to the broader movements underway in other regions and on an international basis.
Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to students in the Global Food Law Program.
3 Food Regulation in the European Union / Jukes, Dav.810B 730 97EMMB Online this course is intended for students in the Global Food Law Program 20 No Exam,
This online course enables students to study the factors influencing the development of food regulation in the EU. By making full use of the internet, students will gain access to relevant documentation in support of their professional needs and, having followed the course, students will be able to make an informed interpretation of the content.
Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to students in the Global Food Law Program.
3 Food Regulation in the U.S. / Fortin, Nea.810A 730 97EMK8 Online this course is intended for students in the Global Food Law Program 25 Take Home Exam,
An online course designed for anyone who must understand the legal and regulatory complexities of the regulation of food products in the United States including issues such as food and food safety regulation, regulatory compliance, HACCP, the regulation of genetic modifications, food additive regulation, food labeling, dietary supplements, the protection of the food supply, and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.
Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to students in the Global Food Law Program.
3 Foundations of Law and Legal Research / Domann, Bre.807A 731 97EMFH August-December Online for students in the Global Food Law program 15 No Exam,
This online course provides an introduction to the American legal system with a special focus on the research and writing needs of international scholars and non-lawyers (focus on American jurisprudence and Global Food Law).
Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to students in the Global Food Law Program or the Dubai M.J. Program.
3 International Food Laws and Regulations / Fortin, Nea.810D 730 97EMK7 Online this course is intended for students in the Global Food Law Program 20 Take Home Exam,
The objective of this online course is to provide the student with an overview of the systems of food regulation practiced in different regions of the world including some of the cultural and social-economic factors which influence the regulation of food products in the specific region including issues such as genetic modification, importation, exportation, food additives, and regulatory compliance.
Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to students in the Global Food Law Program.
3 US Food Imports: Process, Regulation, and Food Safety / Woodhouse, Cha.810R 730 97EMK9 Online this course is intended for students in the Global Food Law Program 20 Take Home Exam,
An overview of the regulation of US food imports by USFDA, USDA FSIS, USDA APHIS, and US Customs. Students will work on a practical problem that simulates the attorney-client and regulatory agency interaction process in a specific food import regulatory context. Students assume the roles of law-firm associates and will prepare attorney-client documents and communications and petitions to one or more regulatory agencies.
Prerequisite(s): For students in the Global Food Law Program
Top, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR


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