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Summer 2014 Schedule

(Updated: Monday, June 9, 2014 1:52 PM)

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1 21st Century Law Practice / Knake, Ren.537B 001 97EKCS June 9 - June 14, 2014 0 In London 06-23-2014 8:00 AM P
This course provides students with an overview of the practice challenges facing lawyers in the 21st century, including economic pressures, technological advancements, increased globalization, international deregulation, and access to justice concerns. Building upon this background, the course will then explore a set of case studies to examine a variety of innovative new legal services delivery mechanisms and businesses in the US and the UK, such as Axiom, LegalZoom, QualitySolicitors, and others that have been created in anticipation of (or in some cases in response to) these practice challenges. Students will critically assess these legal service providers, and will reflect upon how lawyers and regulators should respond.
2 Administrative Law: Food Safety and Labeling / Copland, Jen.810K 730 97EJAT Online Intended for JD students 15 No Exam,
Administrative law is the body of constitutional, statutory, and common law principles that both constrain and seek to legitimize the exercise of powers by governmental agencies. The history of food safety and labeling regulations in the United States begins in the late 1800s and continues through present day, culminating recently in the 2011 enactment of the Food Safety Modernization Act, which creates a new system of federal oversight of domestically produced and imported food products. This course introduces students to the essential elements of administrative law and follows the basic structure of an administrative law course, but diverges from the traditional study by using cases and problems that are specific to food safety and food labeling issues in the United States. The primary goal of the class is to provide students with knowledge of the fundamental administrative law principles applied in matters involving the regulation of food and food products, and the ability to apply these principles to problems similar to those encountered in actual practice. To the extent possible, this class will be taught from a practice-oriented approach, requiring students to engage in problem-solving exercises online.
3 Administrative Law: Food Safety and Labeling / Copland, Jen.810K 731 97EJAX May 12-June 26, 2014 Online Intended for students in the Global Food Law Program 15 Take Home Exam,
Administrative law is the body of constitutional, statutory, and common law principles that both constrain and seek to legitimize the exercise of powers by governmental agencies. The history of food safety and labeling regulations in the United States begins in the late 1800s and continues through present day, culminating recently in the 2011 enactment of the Food Safety Modernization Act, which creates a new system of federal oversight of domestically produced and imported food products. This course introduces students to the essential elements of administrative law and follows the basic structure of an administrative law course, but diverges from the traditional study by using cases and problems that are specific to food safety and food labeling issues in the United States. The primary goal of the class is to provide students with knowledge of the fundamental administrative law principles applied in matters involving the regulation of food and food products, and the ability to apply these principles to problems similar to those encountered in actual practice. To the extent possible, this class will be taught from a practice-oriented approach, requiring students to engage in problem-solving exercises online.
2 Advanced Legal Research / Hedin, Jan.586 733 97EJA3 Online 15 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, Hil.586 730 97EJAY Online 15 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 / Meland, Jan.586 731 97EJAZ Online 15 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.586 734 97EJA4 Online 15 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 / Domann, Bre.586 732 97EJA2 Online 15 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
6 Canadian Summer Law Placement / Reifenberg, Jr., Joh.634 001 97EKCC Arranged 0 In Canada No Exam, P
(Formerly DCL 392) This course primarily involves a closely monitored placement during the summer in Canada under the sponsorship of outstanding Canadian lawyers, judges or members of Parliament with legal affair responsibilities. An intensive introductory course by Canadian law faculty on Canada and the Canadian legal system precedes the individual placements, which are accompanied by weekly seminars, a Canadian speakers program and cultural field events. Students will complete two thoughtfully researched papers on legal issues of current interest in Canada.
4-6 Civil Rights Clinic I / Manville, Dan.630X 001 97EKMZ Arranged 0 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.
1 Constitutional Law of the European Union (Study Abroad) / Krasnicka, Iza.545C 001 97EKM7 July 7 - 11 & July 14 - 18, 2014 1:00pm-2:15pm 0 In Poland 07-18-2014 1:00 PM P
This course is dedicated to the main problems of the structure and law of the European Union. Students will be introduced to the evolution of the European Communities and European Union and the present comparison to the federal structure of the United States. The course will also explain the specificity of the supranational character of the EU law, including the sources of law, the principles governing the legal order and the implementation of the EU law in the member states. In addition, the judicial institutions will be presented, with special emphasis on the Court of Justice of the European Union and its role in the interpretation of the EU law.
3 Directed Study – Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy / Fortin, Nea.624 730 97EJ3V July 21-25, 2014 in Spain 0 No Exam, P
The Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy is an established one-week summer program that brings together practitioners, policymakers, industry representatives and leading academics working in the field of food law and policy. It offers intensive training on the most innovative developments in global food regulation and provides a unique opportunity for professional development and networking in an informal and inter-disciplinary setting. By talking, studying and interacting with food experts from all over the world, participants are able to gain new perspectives into both their own sectors and international regulatory issues. This is achieved by combining traditional classroom instruction with experiential learning opportunities offered by dedicated and distinguished international experts. Directed study credit will be awarded to students enrolled in this course.
Prerequisite(s): Intended for students in the Global Food Law program only
3 Food Regulation in Asia / Roberts, Mic.810J 730 97EJA5 May 12 - August 14, 2014 Online Intended for students in the Global Food Law Program 15 Take Home Exam,
This online course provides students with an overview of the systems of food regulation practiced in Asia, including some of the cultural and social-economic factors which influence the regulation of food products in the specific region.
3 Foundations of Law and Legal Research / Domann, Bre.807A 730 97EJA6 May 12 - June 26, 2014 Online Intended for students in the Global Food Law Program 5 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.
2 Foundations of Law and Legal Research / Domann, Bre.807A 731 97EJTS Online May 12 - June 26, 2014 This section is for students in Dubai 0 No Exam, P
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 Global Risk Regulation - Food Focus / Fortin, Nea.810Q 730 97EJA7 May 12-June 26, 2014 Online Intended for students in the Global Food Law Program 15 Take Home Exam,
As more and more citizens come to reap the benefits of open trade on a global scale, as well as extended lifespan and high quality of life, they also seem to expect public authorities to deliver more protection against those threats, whether industrial or natural. Amid contemporary preoccupations with risks, managing threats to society has become one of the central tasks of governments. Due to their inherent global dimension, risks today call for global governance solutions. This course focuses on societies' efforts to assess and manage food, health, safety and environmental risks, including selection of the risks deserving regulatory attention, scientific advice and decision-making situations of scientific uncertainty, the role of non-scientific values, calculating costs and benefits of regulation, and distributional and equity effects.
Prerequisite(s): Intended for students in the Global Food Law program
3 Immigration Law Clinic I / Thronson, Ver.630R 001 97EJA8 MW/10:00am-11:00am May 12-July 11, 2014 0 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
1 International Alternative Dispute Resolution / Szymanski, Chu.512N 001 97EKM9 July 7 - July 11, 2014 9:00am-11:30am 0 In Poland Take Home Exam, P
The two main types of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) - arbitration and mediation - have had a long history of development in the United States (US). However, the use of both forms of ADR at the international level has increased exponentially in recent years, and the rules applicable to international arbitration and mediation have developed quite differently than in the US. This course will examine the law and procedure of international ADR, with a focus on ADR in the European Union (EU) and its similarities and differences with US ADR law. The New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards will be covered, along with the procedural rules of the major ADR service providers, especially the International Chamber of Commerce and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) arbitration rules. With respect to mediation, the UNCITRAL mediation rules will be analyzed, together with applicable EU mediation law. Special attention will be given to the national mediation laws of East European states.
3 International Business Transactions / Cherry, Chr.512B 001 97EJ9F May 12-June10, 2014 MTWR/12:33pm-2:45pm 0 In Japan 06-09-2014 11:30 AM P
(Formerly DCL 363)This course is an introduction to international business transactions. We will explore the following general topics: agreements for the international trading of goods, financing the international sale of goods, establishing and operating a foreign investment, the resolution of international business disputes and enforcement of dispute settlement awards.
Prerequisite(s): Public International Law
2 International Commercial Arbitration / Takahashi, Koj.512K 001 97EJ9K May 12-June 10, 2014 MTWR/10:35am-12:03pm 0 In Japan 06-10-2014 12:30 PM P
International commercial arbitration is the most popular alternative dispute settlement mechanism for resolving disputes between parties arising out of international commercial transactions. The basic goal of this course is to give students a thorough understanding of the international commercial arbitration process and the role of national courts in supporting that process. The rules of international commercial arbitration institutions, such as the International Chamber of Commerce, and international conventions on commercial arbitration will be studied, including the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. The UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration -- enacted by more than 60 countries -- will also be examined.
Prerequisite(s): Civil Procedure I
2 Japanese Legal System / Jones, Col.512M 001 97EJ9G May 12 - June 10, 2014 MTWR/10:35am-12:03pm 0 In Japan 06-10-2014 12:30 PM P
This course is a study of the Japanese Legal System. The course will provide an overview of the structure of the Japanese Legal System, the place of the legal system within the broader governmental system in Japan, Japanese Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Business Law and Civil Law.
2 Land Use Planning / Ten Brink, Cha.566B 001 97EJA9 MW/3:00pm-4:50pm No class 5/26/14 20 344 07-02-2014 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 401) THIS COURSE MAY BE OFFERED AS EITHER 2 OR 3 CREDITS. Explores the principal methods of local government control of land use, with special emphasis on the theory and practice of zoning and eminent domain. Analyzes judicial response, through the use of nuisance and "takings" doctrines, to local land use planning efforts.
Prerequisite(s): Property
3 Law and Religion / Ravitch, Fra.579K 001 97EJ9H May 12-June10, 2014 MTWR/12:33pm-2:45pm 0 In Japan 06-09-2014 11:30 AM P
(Formerly DCL 530) This course will focus on church/state law -- the legal doctrines that have arisen in cases under the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. The course will explore the role of law in various religious traditions and the role of religion in law and public discourse. Topics addressed include school prayer, government aid to religious institutions (including school vouchers and charitable choice), government endorsement of religious symbols, the role of public forum doctrine in religion cases, freedom of religious expression, and the freedom to practice one's religion.
2 Law Practice Management / Kaser, Bri.592 730 97EJBA Online 20 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 309) This course is designed to provide an overview of the issues involved in managing a law office. These include forms of practice (partnership, professional corporation, sole practitioners), personnel issues, physical requirements, computers, financial management, practice development and ethical issues. Also covered are various law office systems: docket, tickler, trust accounting, timekeeping, etc. It is recommended that students take the Professional Responsibility course before or concurrently with Law Practice Management.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Responsibility
1 Legal Information Engineering & Technology / Lauritsen, Mar.537A 001 97EKCP June 6 - June 13, 2014 0 In London 06-23-2014 12:30 PM P
This course highlights the increasing role of legal information technology in the law practice of today (and the not too distant future). Students will be exposed to a number emerging approaches in legal automation, process engineering, informatics / ‘soft’ artificial intelligence (e-discovery, automated document generation), supply chain management, and quantitative legal prediction.
1 Legal Services Act and UK Deregulation / Flood & Webley537C 001 97EKCS June 16 - June 19, 2014 0 In London 06-23-2014 9:00 AM P
This course exposes students to the history and impact of the Legal Services Act and deregulation of the profession in the UK with a focus on how the resulting innovations (both regulatory changes and new legal services delivery mechanisms that follow) might be exported to the US. This course will include a roundtable discussion with members of the Legal Services Board and a tour of relevant London legal institutions. Also encompassed in this course will be a comparative overview of American and British law governing lawyers and law practice.
1 Legal Services Act and UK Deregulation / Flood & Webley537C 001 97EKCS June 16 - June 19, 2014 0 In London 06-23-2014 9:00 AM P
This course exposes students to the history and impact of the Legal Services Act and deregulation of the profession in the UK with a focus on how the resulting innovations (both regulatory changes and new legal services delivery mechanisms that follow) might be exported to the US. This course will include a roundtable discussion with members of the Legal Services Board and a tour of relevant London legal institutions. Also encompassed in this course will be a comparative overview of American and British law governing lawyers and law practice.
3 Mediation Advocacy and Civil Facilitative Mediator Training / Pappas, Bri.587E 001 97EJBC MTWRF/8:00am-5:00pm May 12-May 23, 2014 This section is for LLM students only 16 335 No 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.
2 Mortgage Banking Law / Spoon, Ell.517A 301 97EJBD MW/5:45pm-7:35pm No class 5/26/14 20 344 06-30-2014 6:00 PM S
This course will explore in depth the various legal issues in the mortgage banking industry, a trillion dollar industry at the heart of the U.S. economy. The focus will be primarily on the residential mortgage segment, as that is the larger and more familiar part of the industry. (Formerly DCL 466) The course will examine the "life" of a residential mortgage loan, including its origination between a consumer and a mortgage lender, on the one hand, and its metamorphosis into part of the international capital market, on the other. More particularly, the course will involve analysis of the uniform note and mortgage; examination of non-conventional types of residential finance; survey of applicable federal laws and regulations (including Truth-in-Lending, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, etc.); review of agreements used in the origination and sale of residential mortgage loans; and consideration of the mechanics of securitization of mortgage loans. This will be an interdisciplinary course where students will be able to use concepts of real estate law, consumer law, commercial transactions and securities law.
2 Online Dispute Resolution / Pappas, Bri.505J 730 97EJBE Online Enrolled students must contact the professor by Monday, April 7, 2014 12 Final Paper, S
This course introduces students to the evolving field of online dispute resolution (ODR). Students will examine how technology can facilitate dispute resolution. Specific topics will include: -The history and evolution of ODR -The nature of online practices, interactions, and disputes -Implications for dispute resolution across cultural and political boundaries -ODR systems and applications -The future of information technology in conflict avoidance and conflict management in online contexts. -Analysis of online communications as compared to communications that are F2F (face to face) -Throughout the course students will consider ethical and other professional and practical implications of ODR for parties, counsel, neutrals, and other participants. There are no particular prerequisites for this course, and no prior knowledge or experience in technology or alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is assumed. Note that the course is not intended to serve as a substitute for a foundational ADR course. This is a hands-on, experiential, skills building course. Students will analyze various online dispute resolution platforms and resolve simulated disputes using such technologies. Online content will be in the form of readings, audio lectures, powerpoints, threaded discussions, and participation in simulations or other ODR exercises.
1 Political Systems and Human Rights in Central and Eastern Europe / Kuzelewska, Elz.545J 001 97EKNA July 21, July 25, 2014 9:00am-11:30am 0 In Poland 07-25-2014 9:00 AM P
This course will focus on the political systems and human rights in selected countries of Central and Eastern Europe having political systems far from democracy. Students will be introduced to the specifics of the political systems of chosen states. Selected comparative issues concerning human rights and their protection will also be introduced.
3 Professional Responsibility / Bullington, Cyn.500Q 301 97EJBF TR/5:45pm-8:15pm 60 473 07-01-2014 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.
1 Rule of Law and Jurisprudence / Barnhizer, Dan.579W 002 97EKNB June 30 - July 3, 2014 9:00am-12:30pm 0 In Poland Take Home Exam, P
This course discusses Rule of Law concepts and surveys various views of law and the legal process. It also examines the judicial decision-making process and the social, political and moral contexts that influence and are influenced by judicial decisions.
1 Rule of Law and Jurisprudence / Klaphake, Jay.579W 001 97EJ9N May 12-June 10, 2014 MTWR/8:15am-9:00am 0 In Japan Take Home Exam, P
This course discusses Rule of Law concepts and surveys various views of law and the legal process. It also examines the judicial decision-making process and the social, political and moral contexts that influence and are influenced by judicial decisions.
3 Secured Transactions and Practice / Payne, Kat.501J 001 97EJBG TR/1:30pm-4:15pm 30 473 07-03-2014 1:30 PM S
Students may not elect this course after taking the two credit Secured Transaction course (501E). This course examines the intricacies of a secured transaction under Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. The basic course content is the same as that covered in Secured Transactions (501E) including the creation, perfection and priority of security interests in personal property. Additionally, this course will include a drafting exercise and a more in-depth examination of the secured partys practice in the bankruptcy arena. Students will draft a security agreement and complete all necessary companion paperwork based upon the sale of a business. Prerequisites: Contracts II (500E) OR Contracts (530B)
Prerequisite(s): Contracts, Contracts II
2 Special Topics in Comp Law: Comparative Constitutional Law / Stark, Bar.549C 001 97EJ9J May 12-June 10, 2014 MTWR/9:02am-10:30am 0 In Japan 06-10-2014 10:00 AM P
This course covers special topics in law that may be taught in conjunction with MSU Law programs, visiting professors or other reasons.
4 Tax Clinic I / Halloran, Mic.630C 001 97EJBJ TR/10:00am-11:15am 16 Clinic No Exam, S U
(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 / Halloran, Mic.630D 001 97EJBH Arranged 8 Clinic No Exam, S U
(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
1 Topics in Comparative Constitutional Law: Free Expression / Saunders, Kev.549D 001 97EKM8 July 14 - 18, 2014 9:00am-11:30am 0 In Poland 07-18-2014 9:00 AM P
This course may be taught in either a lecture or seminar format. When taught as a lecture course it is case based. A number of topics in free expression are examined to see how they are differently treated in various democratic states. When taught as a seminar, there will be readings that will be discussed as a class in the first half of the course. Students will also research a topic involving free expression and its treatment in selected countries. In the second half of the course, papers the students develop will be presented to the class.
Prerequisite(s): Advocacy, Constitutional Law I, Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II, Research, Writing & Analysis
1 Topics in Comparative Copyright / Cross, Joh.535J 001 97EMEU July 16-July 31, 2014 8:30am-9:40am 0 in Croatia 07-31-2014 8:30 AM P
This course will expose students, from a comparative perspective, different national treatments of copyright law. Beginning with an examination of various justifications for copyright protection, the court sees how countries share and differ over the purposes and function of copyright law within their jurisdictions. Specific areas of difference to be examined in depth include Resale Rights, Moral Rights, and Database Protection.
1 Topics in Constitutional Law: Comparative Citizenship / Klaphake, Jay.579U 001 97EJ9M May 12-June 10, 2014 MTWR/9:02am-9:46am 0 In Japan Take Home Exam, P
After providing an overview of the ways in which individuals become citizens in a formal sense, this course will explore what citizenship means in a substantive sense and how those meanings have been created and changed through constitutional provisions, legislation, and judicial interpretation in various democracies.
1 Topics in Cyberlaw from an International Perspective / Candeub, Ada.535K 001 97EMEX August 1-August 8, 2014 9:00am-12:00pm 0 in Croatia 08-08-2014 9:00 AM P
This course will cover international aspects of cyber law, including problems in international jurisdiction, the Conventional on Cybercrime, the role of ICAAN in internet regulation, and the WIPO Internet Domain Name resolution process. In addition, we will cover several issues in international e-commerce, such as international recognition of valid e-signatures. Students will examine how the unique features of the internet affect both international and national regulatory regimes.
1 Topics in European Private Law and Intellectual Property Law / Kunda, Iva.535M 001 97EMEW July 16-July 31, 2014 11:20am-12:30pm 0 in Croatia 07-31-2014 11:15 AM P
This course is intended to provide students with the basic knowledge and general understanding of fundamental concepts in European private law and particularly in European intellectual property law. Where appropriate the course includes comparisons to the US law. In addition, the course aims at identifying specific issues in the field of IP which emerged in the course of Croatian preparation for the accession to the European Union.
1 Topics in International IP / Chen, Jam.535G 001 97EMEV July 16-July 31, 2014 10:00am-11:10am 0 in Croatia 07-31-2014 10:00 AM P
This course will examine how international legal regimes affect international property rights on a global basis. The course will cover the major IP regimes: copyright, patent, and trademark. The course will pay special attention to the TRIPS Agreement, how it affects national IP regulation and how it works as an international treaty mechanism. Other topics will include exhaustion of trademarks, different national approaches to the protection of data, and geographical indicators.
3 Trial Practice Institute-Trial II / Aquilina, Ros.623E 001 97EJBN MTWRF/9:00am-12:30pm May 12-May 23, 2014 Final Trial May 23 9am-3pm 16 428 No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 542 and DCL 565, Formerly Trial Practice Institute-Trial IIA and Trial Practice Institute-Trial IIB ) Must be in the Trial Practice Institute program. This course caps the trial training program at Michigan State University-DCL College of Law. The purpose of the course is to provide graduating seniors with the opportunity to use the skills and education they have received to handle a complete criminal case, from their initial interview with the client (or making the charging decision based upon a law enforcement investigation and request for warrant). This program is unique in that the defendant, law enforcement witnesses, civilian witnesses, and expert witnesses will be students from the Michigan State University, Department of Theatre. The expert witnesses will be students from the Michigan State University Medical School. The objective for all students involved is to have hands on experience related to their particular college and curriculum at Michigan State University. Law students will have an opportunity to take a criminal case from start to finish, investigating the facts of the case, preparing for all aspects of the case through the development of the theory of the case, interviewing witnesses, conducting the preliminary examination, motion practice and culminating with the trial itself. The goal is to provide an opportunity to put into practice what students have learned over their law school career at MSU College of Law. 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. Prerequisite(s):
3 Urban Food, Farm and Agriculture Law Practicum / Halloran, Mic.566P 001 97EJBR Arranged 0 Clinic No Exam, P S U
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


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