MSU College of Law

Fall 2015 Schedule

(Updated: Friday, January 22, 2016 3:48 PM)

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Date key: M-Monday, T-Tuesday, W-Wednesday, R-Thursday, F-Friday

1st Year/Section 1
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
4 Civil Procedure / Darden, Tif.530A 001 97F2CA TR/1:30pm-3:10pm 75 472 12-11-2015 1:30 PM
(Formerly Civil Procedure I) 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 97F2HD TR/8:20am-10:10am 75 472 12-15-2015 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.
1 Foundations of Law / Fletcher, Mat.530K 001 97F2DP Immersion Week 75 471 08-20-2015 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.
4 Torts I / Ravitch, Fra.500R 001 97F2GG MW/2:00pm-3:40pm 75 471 12-07-2015 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, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, 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 / Pucillo, Phi.530A 002 97F2CB MW/2:00pm-3:45pm 75 472 12-11-2015 8:30 AM
(Formerly Civil Procedure I) 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 97F2HF MW/10:00am-11:40am 75 472 12-15-2015 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.
1 Foundations of Law / Lawrence, Mic.530K 002 97F2DR Immersion Week 75 472 08-20-2015 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.
4 Torts I / Payne, Kat.500R 002 97F2GH TR/1:30pm-3:10pm 75 474 12-07-2015 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, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, 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 / Thronson, Dav.530A 003 97F2CC MW/8:30am-10:10am 75 471 12-11-2015 1:30 PM
(Formerly Civil Procedure I) 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 / Lawton, Ann.530B 003 97F2HG TR/10:30am-12:10pm 75 472 12-15-2015 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.
1 Foundations of Law / O'Brien, Bar.530K 003 97F2DS Immersion Week 75 473 08-20-2015 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.
4 Torts I / Kalt, Bri.500R 003 97F2GJ TR/1:30pm-3:15pm 75 471 12-07-2015 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, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

1st Year/Section 4
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
4 Civil Procedure / Pucillo, Phi.530A 004 97F2ZR TR/10:30am-12:15pm 75 471 12-11-2015 8:30 AM
(Formerly Civil Procedure I) 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 004 97F2ZS TR/3:30pm-5:20pm 75 472 12-15-2015 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.
1 Foundations of Law / Howarth, Joa.530K 004 97F2XJ Immersion Week 75 474 08-20-2015 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.
4 Torts I / Ravitch, Fra.500R 004 97F2ZU MW/8:30am-10:10am 75 473 12-07-2015 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, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, 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 / Lawrence, Dea.530D 020 97F2FK T/8:30am-9:20am R/8:30am-10:10am 1st class 8/19 at 8:00am. Exams on Fri 10/23 AND 11/6 at 9:00am 15 340
(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 97F2FM T/8:30am-9:20am R/8:30am-10:10am 1st class 8/19 at 8:00am. Exams on Fri 10/23 AND 11/6 at 9:00am 20 341
(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 006 97F2FN T/10:30am-11:20am R/10:30am-12:10pm 1st class 8/19 at 8:00am. Exams Fri on 10/23 AND 11/6 at 11:30am 15 340
(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 007 97F2FP T/10:30am-11:20am R/10:30am-12:10pm 1st class 8/19 at 8:00am. Exams on Fri 10/23 AND 11/6 at 11:30am 20 341
(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 97F2FR T/1:30pm-2:20pm R/1:30pm-3:10pm 1st class 8/19 at 8:00am. Exams Fri on 10/23 AND 11/6 at 2:00pm 20 340
(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 / O'Regan, Dap.530D 009 97F2FS T/1:30pm-2:20pm R/1:30pm-3:10pm 1st class 8/19 at 8:00am. Exams on Fri 10/23 AND 11/6 at 2:00pm 15 341
(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 010 97F2FT W/9:00am-9:50am F/9:00am-10:40am 1st class 8/19 at 8:00am. Exams on Fri 10/23 AND 11/6 at 11:30am 20 325
(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 / Gentry, Kev.530D 011 97F2FU W/9:00am-9:50am F/9:00am-10:40am 1st class 8/19 at 8:00am. Exams on Fri 10/23 AND 11/6 at 11:30am 16 335
(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 97F2FV W/10:30am-11:20am F/11:00am-12:40pm 1st class 8/19 at 8:00am. Exams on Fri 10/23 AND 11/6 at 2:00pm 20 325
(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 / Spiliopoulos, Ela.530D 013 97F2FW W/10:30am-11:20am F/11:00am-12:40pm 1st class 8/19 at 8:00am. Exams on Fri 10/23 AND 11/6 at 2:00pm 16 344
(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 / Goebel, Eli.530D 021 97F2ZW W/10:30am-11:20am F/11:00am-12:40pm 1st class 8/19 at 8:00am. Exams on Fri 10/23 AND 11/6 at 2:00pm 16 340
(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 014 97F2G8 W/9:00am-9:50am F/9:00am-10:40am 1st class 8/19 at 8:00am. Exams on Fri 10/23 AND 11/6 at 11:30am 20 341
(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 015 97F2G9 W/10:30am-11:20am F/11:00am-12:40pm 1st class 8/19 at 8:00am. Exams on Fri 10/23 AND 11/6 at 2:00pm 20 341
(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 016 97F2FZ W/8:45am-9:35am F/9:00am-10:40am 1st class 8/19 at 8:00am. Exams on Fri 10/23 AND 11/6 at 11:30am 20 MCD2
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 017 97F2F2 W/2:00pm-2:50pm F/1:00pm-2:40pm 1st class 8/19 at 8:00am. Exams on Fri 10/23 AND 11/6 at 9:00am 20 325
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 97F2F3 W/10:30am-11:20am F/11:00am-12:40pm 1st class 8/19 at 8:00am. Exams on Fri 10/23 AND 11/6 at 2:00pm 20 335
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 019 97F2F4 W/2:00pm-2:50pm F/1:00pm-2:40pm 1st class 8/19 at 8:00am. Exams on Fri 10/23 AND 11/6 at 9:00am 20 335
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, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, 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 97F2FA TR/5:45pm-7:00pm 80 474 12-08-2015 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 97F2FB MW/2:00pm-3:15pm 80 474 12-10-2015 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.
Top, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, 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 97F2BF TR/9:00am-10:15am 80 474 12-14-2015 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. Students who have taken Administrative Law: Food Safety and Labeling (810K) may not take this course
2 Advanced Legal Research / Bean, Bar. & Meland, Jan.586 001 97F2BH M/1:00pm-2:40pm 20 MCD2 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): Research, Writing & Analysis or RWA: IP or RWA: SJ or RWA: CL and Advocacy
2 Advanced Legal Research / Hanna, Hil. & Hedin, Jan.586 301 97F2BJ R/5:45pm-7:25pm 20 325 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): Research, Writing & Analysis or RWA: IP or RWA: SJ or RWA: CL and Advocacy
2 Advanced Topics in Indian Law: Global Perspectives on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples / Singel, Wen.635A 001 97F2BK M/10:30am-12:10pm 20 341 Final Paper, U
There are nearly 400 million indigenous peoples throughout the world. Historically, many indigenous peoples have experienced displacement, loss of control over resources, forced assimilation, and genocide. Students will study the place of indigenous peoples within the international legal system and the rights of indigenous peoples within the domestic legal systems of several countries. A portion of this course will focus on international law and institutions principally focused on indigenous peoples; challenges of asserting indigenous rights using the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the ILO Conventions 107 and 169, the Draft American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the World Bank's Operational Policy 4.10 and related Bank Procedures; and indigenous claims brought before the Inter-American Human Rights System. Students also will study the comparative law of indigenous peoples. The law of several jurisdictions, including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, and Colombia will be examined to compare their treatment of indigenous rights. The themes of indigenous rights to self-determination and rights to land, resources, and cultural survival will be addressed throughout the course.
Prerequisite(s): Federal Law and Indian Tribes
1 Analytical Methods for Lawyers-Microeconomics / Mercuro, Nic.509A 001 97F2BN TR/3:30pm-4:45pm 8-25-15 to 9-24-15 20 340 09-29-2015 3:30 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.
3 Antitrust Law / Chen, Jam.504 001 97F2BR MW/2:00pm-3:15pm 40 346 Take Home Exam,
(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 Arbitration (Labor) / Roumell, Geo.505B 301 97F2BS M/6:00pm-7:40pm 40 345 Take Home Exam, S
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 97F2BT R/3:30pm-5:10pm 80 474 12-14-2015 6:00 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.
3 Basic Income Taxation B / Wease, Jos.501B 001 97F2BU TR/10:30am-11:45am 40 325 12-08-2015 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 97F2BV TR/5:45pm-7:00pm 20 345 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(s): Decedents' Estates and Trusts
2 Biotechnology Law Seminar / Carter-Johnson, Jen.558S 001 97F2BX M/2:00pm-3:40pm 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 97F2BY TR/10:30am-12:10pm 90 474 12-08-2015 8:30 AM
This course deals with issues relating to common forms of business organization, including corporations, limited liability companies and closely held corporations. The four credit version of Business Enterprises also includes an introduction to mergers and acquisitions.
4 Business Enterprises / Walther, Ben.500M 002 97F2BZ TR/3:30pm-5:10pm 45 346 12-10-2015 8:30 AM
This course deals with issues relating to common forms of business organization, including corporations, limited liability companies and closely held corporations. The four credit version of Business Enterprises also includes an introduction to mergers and acquisitions.
2 Business, Securities and Tax Planning / Kretschman, Ste. & Meurlin, Cra.507 001 97F2B3 W/2:00pm-3:40pm 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. & Carter-Johnson, Jen.535E 001 97F2B4 T/3:30pm-4:20pm 10 324 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. & Carter-Johnson, Jen.535E 002 97F2B5 T/3:30pm-4:20pm Continuing with paper due in Spring 2016 for 2 credits 10 324 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 97F2CF W/6:00pm-7:40pm 16 335 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
4 Constitutional Law II / Lawrence, Mic.500N 001 97F2CM TR/8:30am-10:10am 80 471 12-14-2015 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.
4 Constitutional Law II / Saunders, Kev.500N 002 97F2CN MW/10:00am-11:40am 80 474 12-15-2015 6:00 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.
2 Constitutional Law Topics: Free Expression / Knake, Ren.551B 301 97F2CP M/6:00pm-7:40pm 20 344 Final Paper, U
(Formlery DCL 554) The course focuses on the theory and history of speech.
2 Construction Law / Deneweth, Ron.601 301 97F2CR T/5:45pm-7:25pm 15 341 12-08-2015 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.
3 Consumer Bankruptcy / Lawton, Ann.506E 001 97F2CS TR/1:30pm-2:45pm 40 346 12-11-2015 6:00 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. Students who have taken Bankruptcy 506A may not take this course.
3 Copyright Law / Pager, Sea.533B 001 97F2HJ MW/4:00pm-5:15pm 60 473 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 375) According to Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution, Congress has the power to promote the "progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries." Congress has adopted copyright statutes to protect forms of expression, which include computer software. This course will explore the history of copyright protection, with a particular emphasis on entertainment litigation.
3 Criminal Procedure: Adjudication / O'Brien, Bar.616C 001 97F2CX MW/8:30am-9:45am 80 472 12-16-2015 8:30 AM
(Formerly Criminal Procedure II) This course examines various issues associated with criminal adjudications with a focus on federal constitutional rights. The course covers issues such as the exercise of prosecutorial discretion, bail and pretrial detention, discovery, the plea bargaining process, speedy trial rights, federal sentencing guidelines, and post-conviction review. Students can take Criminal Procedure: Adjudication and Criminal Procedure: Investigation in any order or at the same time. Students who have taken Criminal Procedure II are ineligible to enroll in this course.
3 Criminal Procedure: Investigation / Totten, Mar.616B 001 97F2CY MW/8:30am-9:45am 80 474 12-16-2015 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.
3 Decedents' Estates and Trusts / Ten Brink, Cha.501D 001 97F2C2 MW/2:00pm-3:15pm 80 473 12-10-2015 1:30 PM
Effective fall 2016 name changed to Trusts and Estates. 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.
3 Decedents' Estates and Trusts / Ten Brink, Cha.501D 002 97F2C3 TR/3:30pm-4:45pm 80 473 12-10-2015 1:30 PM
Effective fall 2016 name changed to Trusts and Estates. 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 Delivering Legal Services:New Legal Landscape / Grady, Ken.537Q 001 97F2C4 M/4:00pm-5:40pm 80 471 Final Paper,
This course is an introduction to modern legal services delivery. It exposes students to legal data collection and metrics, legal operations, and legal project leadership. We continue with legal supply chain management, pricing legal services, and legal services technologies. Throughout the semester we cover two key areas. We (1) discuss current and emerging legal services ideas (such as how to charge less but earn higher profits from your services), and (2) work on developing legal services skills. This course uses the lean thinking philosophy, the fastest growing method of legal services management. However, no prior experience in lean is required; you will learn what you need in class. Lean thinking includes process mapping and process improvement. We also complete exercises in agile project management and design thinking. Students pursuing traditional legal careers in legal aid, not-for-profit, corporate, government, criminal prosecution or defense, or law firms, will find this course very useful. Students interested in nontraditional legal services careers, such as legal consulting, legal marketing, legal technology, and legal operations, will find it essential. The ideas and skills covered in this course give students an advantage in marketing themselves and in their future careers. This course is a foundation for other courses in the LegalRnD Program, but is not a prerequisite.
3 Dispute Resolution in the Workplace / Bedikian, Mar.505D 001 97F2BG TR/1:30pm-2:45pm 40 345 Final Paper, S
(Formerly ADR in the Workplace) 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 workplace. 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 Domestic Violence / Brenner, Han.541B 001 97F2C5 M/4:00pm-5:40pm 15 344 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.
1 Effective Legal Analysis & Process / Pritchard, Gol. & Short, Meg.530P 001 97F2C6 R/3:30pm-5:10pm 16 325 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 97F2C7 R/5:45pm-7:25pm 20 335 12-08-2015 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 97F2C8 TR/9:00am-10:15am 45 473 12-14-2015 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 333) Considered are the history and development of equity, equity jurisdiction, remedies available in equity and contempt powers.
Prerequisite(s): Students who have taken Remedies may not take this class.
3 Estates and Future Interests Drafting Seminar / Johnson, Cla.540C 001 97F2DA TR/1:30pm-2:45pm 20 335 12-11-2015 6:00 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 97F2DB TR/1:30pm-3:10pm 80 473 12-11-2015 6:00 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 97F2DC MW/10:30am-11:45am 80 471 12-15-2015 6:00 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.
2 Family Law: Child, Family and the State / Jacobs, Mel.541F 001 97F2DD R/10:30am-12:20pm Last class November 19, 2015 60 473 12-07-2015 6:00 PM
(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 Family Law: Marriage & Divorce / Starnes, Cyn.541E 001 97F2DE TR/10:30am-11:45am 35 346 12-09-2015 1:30 PM S
(Formerly Family Law I: Marriage & Divorce) This course examines laws governing entry into marriage, access to divorce, the economics of divorce (property distribution, alimony and child support), child custody, premarital agreements, and cohabitation. Students may take Family Law: Marriage & Divorce and Family Law: Child, Family, and State in any order or at the same time.
3 Family Law: Marriage & Divorce / Starnes, Cyn.541E 002 97F2DF TR/3:30pm-4:45pm 40 471 12-09-2015 1:30 PM S
(Formerly Family Law I: Marriage & Divorce) This course examines laws governing entry into marriage, access to divorce, the economics of divorce (property distribution, alimony and child support), child custody, premarital agreements, and cohabitation. Students may take Family Law: Marriage & Divorce and Family Law: Child, Family, and State in any order or at the same time.
3 Federal Jurisdiction / McKeague, Dav.579G 001 97F2DG MW/9:00am-10:15am 24 340 12-09-2015 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 349) 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
3 Federal Law and Indian Tribes / Singel, Wen.635B 001 97F2DH MW/2:00pm-3:15pm 24 340 12-10-2015 6:00 PM
(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 97F2DJ R/1:30pm-3:10pm 40 325 Take Home 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.
2 Franchise Law / Ward, Geo.513 301 97F2DV W/6:00pm-7:40pm 40 345 12-07-2015 6:00 PM
(Formerly DCL 343) This course provides an examination of the franchise relationship, including the role of trademarks, the statutory hallmark and remedy provisions, and the government regulations which comprise the system for distributing goods and services known as franchising. The IFA [International Franchise Association] estimates that by "2005, franchising will become a $1 trillion-a-year industry, accounting for half of all retail sales."
2 Government Relations and Lobbying Law / Pirich, Joh.551D 001 97F2DW T/10:30am-12:10pm 20 335 Final Paper,
This course provides an overview of governmental relations and lobbying law. It will address topics such as compliance with state and federal statutes and regulations that govern the practice and ethics of lobbying. The course will explore distinctions among legislative, administrative and grassroots lobbying and the professional norms of appropriate behavior that apply to lobbyists.
2 Hospitality Law / Brower, Mic. & Deacon, Bra. & Ten Brink, Cha.605A 301 97F2DZ M/6:00pm-7:40pm 25 346 Final Paper, 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, Ver.541G 001 97F2D4 TR/9:00am-10:15am 45 345 12-14-2015 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 Information Privacy and Security Law / Candeub, Ada. & Linna Jr., Dan.535P 001 97F2R6 MW/2:00pm-3:15pm 40 345 12-16-2015 1:30 PM
Examines the regulation of information flow with particular attention to statutory and compliance issues. Topics include the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Stored Communications Act, and the Banking Secrecy Act. The course is designed to prepare students to take the privacy certification examinations offered by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Note: Students who have taken Cyber Law (533C) are not permitted to enroll in this course.
3 Integrative Law & Social Work / Kozakiewicz, Jos.541J 001 97F2D8 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 97F2D9 MW/10:30am-11:45am 50 473 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.
2 International Civil Litigation / Wittner, Nic.548K 001 97F2EE R/1:30pm-3:10pm 30 324 12-08-2015 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL439) The context of this course is the litigation of claims involving private plaintiffs against both private defendants, who may reside in or be citizens of different countries, and against defendants that are foreign governments or governmental entities. The course will cover the following topics: (1) suing foreign defendants in U.S. courts, also known as personal jurisdiction; (2) choosing the proper forum, including forum non conveniens and forum selection clauses; (3) jurisdiction to prescribe, also known as legislative jurisdiction, including the extraterritorial application of U.S. law; (4) international judicial assistance, including service of process abroad and the taking of evidence abroad; (5) claims against foreign states, foreign sovereign immunity, and the act of state doctrine; and (6) the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and U.S. judgments abroad. Several international conventions will be studied, including the Hague Convention on Service Abroad and the Hague Convention on Taking Evidence Abroad. This course replaces International Litigation and Arbitration effective fall 2009. Students enrolled in this course are not eligible to enroll in Civil Litigation Practice and Procedure for Foreign Lawyers.
Prerequisite(s): Civil Procedure I
3 International Environmental Law / Favre, Dav.548E 001 97F2EF MW/2:00pm-3:15pm 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 97F2EH T/10:30am-12:10pm 40 324 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.
3 Jurisprudence / Fletcher, Mat.579J 001 97F2EM MW/4:00pm-5:15pm 20 335 Final Paper,
(Formerly DCL 385) This course surveys several 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 decision.
2 King Scholars Jurisprudence / Saunders, Kev.626C 001 97F2EN M/4:00pm-5:40pm 20 325 No Exam,
(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.
3 Labor Law / Bedikian, Mar.511D 001 97F2ER TR/10:30am-11:45am 40 345 12-08-2015 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 Matrimonial Practice / Bank, Mar. & Rifkin, B. .541M 001 97F2ET F/9:00am-11:40am 24 474 12-08-2015 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 97F2EU Sun 8-16, 8-17, 8-18, 8-19, 8-21 8:00am-5:00pm Enrollment for 3Ls by lottery, contact prof by 6-8-15 24 325 08-21-2015 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 97F2EV TR/1:30pm-3:10pm Students selected from intraschool negotiation competition 6 344 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 97F2EW M/6:00pm-7:40pm 24 340 12-07-2015 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) / Copland, Jen.627A 001 97F2EX T/1:30pm-3:10pm 20 325 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 Moot Court Competition (Class) / Zimbelman, Jes.627A 301 97F2EY T/5:45pm-7:25pm 20 473 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 Moot Court Competition (Class) / Copland, Jen.627A 002 97F2EZ W/8:30am-10:10am 20 428 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 301 97F2E2 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 001 97F2E3 R/3:30pm-5:10pm 16 335 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 97F2E6 T/5:45pm-7:25pm 24 340 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 97F2E7 MW/10:30am-11:45am 40 345 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.
3 Products Liability / Wittner, Nic.522 001 97F2E9 MW/10:30am-11:45am 30 324 12-09-2015 8:30 AM 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 97F2FC TR/3:30pm-4:45pm 30 345 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 / Black, Rya. & Candeub, Ada.637E 001 97F2FD MW/10:30am-11:45am 40 346 No Exam,
This is an applied course designed to introduce students 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 97F2FF W/4:00pm-5:40pm 24 340 12-09-2015 6:00 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 97F2FG MW/6:00pm-7:15pm 60 474 12-07-2015 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): Students who have taken Equity may not take this course.
2 Secured Transactions / Payne, Kat.501E 001 97F2F5 T/3:45pm-5:25pm 80 474 12-10-2015 8:30 AM
(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.
3 Securities Regulation I / Spoon, Ell.524B 001 97F2F6 MW/4:00pm-5:15pm 50 345 12-09-2015 6:00 PM 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 97F2F7 T/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.
3 State and Local Taxation / Chen, Jam.572B 001 97F2F8 MW/4:00pm-5:15pm 40 346 Take Home Exam,
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 97F2F9 W/4:00pm-6:30pm 18 344 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 97F2GC M/4:00pm-5:40pm 8-24-15 to 10-12-15 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 97F2GD T/1:30pm-3:10pm 10-13-15 to 12-1-15 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. 
2 Topics in Tort Law: Advanced Products Liability / Wittner, Nic.525B 001 97F2GF R/10:30am-12:10pm 20 335 Final Paper, U
This is a seminar course involving advanced product liability law topics. The course will examine current and recent case studies of high-profile litigation to dissect complex design, failure to warn, and misrepresentation theories of liability; affirmative defenses including preemption; mass tort litigation involving personal injury; and litigation for pure economic loss. Students will also learn about Congressional investigations involving defective products; governmental agency investigations and imposition of civil penalties; and criminal investigations and penalties. Measures to avoid or reduce liability will also be explored. Students will select a topic from one of the case studies for preparation of a paper and presentation for class discussion.
3 Trial Practice Institute - Trial I / Aquilina, Ros.623D 301 97F2GK R/5:45pm-8:15pm Final trial Nov. 20-22 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 97F2GM T/5:45pm-8:15pm Final trial Nov. 20-22 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 97F2GN M/5:45pm-8:15pm 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 97F2GP 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.
1 Trial Practice Institute: Trial Practicum / McNally, Ver.623J 001 97F2GU M/1:30pm-3:10pm 10-19-15 to 12-4-15 16 428 No Exam,
This course will provide the foundation for trial work to all TPI students, but is designed for TPI students who do not have advocacy experience through the Moot Court & Trial Advocacy Board (Board). The course includes instruction on the component parts of a trial, such as opening statement, direct examination, cross examination, and closing argument. It also explores introducing exhibits, impeachment, the mechanics of refreshing recollection, and the recorded recollection hearsay exception. It will also provide students with an opportunity to refine these skills on their feet.
1 Trial Practice Institute: Trial Practicum / McNally, Ver.623J 002 97F2GV T/1:30pm-3:10pm 8-25-15 to 10-6-15 22 428 No Exam, P
This course will provide the foundation for trial work to all TPI students, but is designed for TPI students who do not have advocacy experience through the Moot Court & Trial Advocacy Board (Board). The course includes instruction on the component parts of a trial, such as opening statement, direct examination, cross examination, and closing argument. It also explores introducing exhibits, impeachment, the mechanics of refreshing recollection, and the recorded recollection hearsay exception. It will also provide students with an opportunity to refine these skills on their feet.
1 Trial Practice Institute: Trial Practicum / McNally, Ver.623J 003 97F2FW W/1:30pm-3:10pm 10-14-15 to 12-2-15 16 428 No Exam,
This course will provide the foundation for trial work to all TPI students, but is designed for TPI students who do not have advocacy experience through the Moot Court & Trial Advocacy Board (Board). The course includes instruction on the component parts of a trial, such as opening statement, direct examination, cross examination, and closing argument. It also explores introducing exhibits, impeachment, the mechanics of refreshing recollection, and the recorded recollection hearsay exception. It will also provide students with an opportunity to refine these skills on their feet.
2 Trial Practice Institute: Expert and Scientific Evidence / Schafer, Ron.623F 301 97F2GX MW/6:00pm-7:40pm 8-24-15 to 10-12-15 32 473 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 97F2GS M/8:00am-9:40am 20 335 Final Paper,
(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.610 001 97F2GT R/3:30pm-5:10pm 40 324 12-14-2015 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, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

Miscellaneous
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
2 Appellate Competition / Reifenberg, Jr., Joh.627Q 006 97F2WR M/1:30pm-3:10pm 4 325 No Exam, P S
This is a performance and presentation-based course that serves as the intensive training component for the law school’s Appellate Competition Team. The course covers the mechanics of appellate practice with a focus on preparation for interscholastic or bar association advocacy competitions. Topics in the course include development of case theory, effective advocacy skills, and appropriate professional conduct. Students must complete at least 24 credits to be eligible for invitation to participate.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis, and Advocacy Permission Only
2 Appellate Competition / Copland, Jen.627Q 001 97F2WG Arranged 3 No Exam, P S
This is a performance and presentation-based course that serves as the intensive training component for the law school’s Appellate Competition Team. The course covers the mechanics of appellate practice with a focus on preparation for interscholastic or bar association advocacy competitions. Topics in the course include development of case theory, effective advocacy skills, and appropriate professional conduct. Students must complete at least 24 credits to be eligible for invitation to participate.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis, and Advocacy Permission Only
2 Appellate Competition / Copland, Jen.627Q 002 97F2WK Arranged 3 No Exam, P S
This is a performance and presentation-based course that serves as the intensive training component for the law school’s Appellate Competition Team. The course covers the mechanics of appellate practice with a focus on preparation for interscholastic or bar association advocacy competitions. Topics in the course include development of case theory, effective advocacy skills, and appropriate professional conduct. Students must complete at least 24 credits to be eligible for invitation to participate.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis, and Advocacy Permission Only
2 Appellate Competition / Copland, Jen.627Q 003 97F2WM Arranged 2 No Exam, P S
This is a performance and presentation-based course that serves as the intensive training component for the law school’s Appellate Competition Team. The course covers the mechanics of appellate practice with a focus on preparation for interscholastic or bar association advocacy competitions. Topics in the course include development of case theory, effective advocacy skills, and appropriate professional conduct. Students must complete at least 24 credits to be eligible for invitation to participate.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis, and Advocacy Permission Only
2 Appellate Competition / Copland, Jen.627Q 004 97F2WN Arranged 3 No Exam, P S
This is a performance and presentation-based course that serves as the intensive training component for the law school’s Appellate Competition Team. The course covers the mechanics of appellate practice with a focus on preparation for interscholastic or bar association advocacy competitions. Topics in the course include development of case theory, effective advocacy skills, and appropriate professional conduct. Students must complete at least 24 credits to be eligible for invitation to participate.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis, and Advocacy Permission Only
2 Appellate Competition / LaRose, Ste.627Q 005 97F2WP Arranged 3 No Exam, P S
This is a performance and presentation-based course that serves as the intensive training component for the law school’s Appellate Competition Team. The course covers the mechanics of appellate practice with a focus on preparation for interscholastic or bar association advocacy competitions. Topics in the course include development of case theory, effective advocacy skills, and appropriate professional conduct. Students must complete at least 24 credits to be eligible for invitation to participate.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis, and Advocacy Permission Only
2 Arbitration Competition / Bedikian, Mar.627P 001 97F2WS Arranged 9 No Exam, P S
This is a performance and presentation-based course that serves as the intensive training component for the law school’s Arbitration Competition Team. The course covers the mechanics of arbitration with a focus on preparation for interscholastic or bar association advocacy competitions. Topics in the course include development of case theory, effective advocacy skills, and appropriate professional conduct. Students must complete at least 24 credits to be eligible for invitation to participate.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis, Advocacy, and Trial Practice Institute: Trial Practicum Permission Only
2 Negotiation Competition / Pappas, Bri.627N 001 97F2WW Arranged 6 No Exam, P S
This is a performance and presentation-based course that serves as the intensive training component for the law school's Negotiation Competition Team. The course covers the mechanics of negotiation with a focus on preparation for interscholastic or bar association advocacy competitions. Topics in the course include development of case theory, effective advocacy skills, and appropriate professional conduct. Students must complete at least 24 credits to be eligible for invitation to participate.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis, Advocacy, and Contract Negotiation Permission Only
2 Trial Competition / McNally, Ver.627R 001 97F2WU Arranged 3 No Exam, P S
This is a performance and presentation-based course that serves as the intensive training component for the law school’s Mock Trial Team. The course covers the mechanics of trial practice with a focus on preparation for interscholastic or bar association competitions. Topics in the course include development of case theory, effective advocacy skills, and appropriate professional conduct. Students must complete at least 24 credits to be eligible for invitation to participate.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis, and Advocacy Permission Only
2 Trial Competition / McNally, Ver.627R 002 97F2WV Arranged 5 No Exam, P S
This is a performance and presentation-based course that serves as the intensive training component for the law school’s Mock Trial Team. The course covers the mechanics of trial practice with a focus on preparation for interscholastic or bar association competitions. Topics in the course include development of case theory, effective advocacy skills, and appropriate professional conduct. Students must complete at least 24 credits to be eligible for invitation to participate.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis, and Advocacy Permission Only
Top, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, 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 97F2B7 Arranged 5 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
3-6 Civil Rights Clinic I / Manville, Dan.630X 001 97F2CD TR/1:30pm-3:10pm 5 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.
3-6 Civil Rights Clinic II / Manville, Dan.630Z 001 97F2CE TR/1:30pm-3:10pm 2 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 97F2CJ W/12:00pm-5:00pm F/8:00am-12:00pm 6 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.
Var Conflict Resolution Clinic II / Tarr, Nin.631E 001 97F2CK Arranged 2 Clinic No Exam, P S
A supplement to Conflict Resolution Clinic I, open to students who have successfully completed Conflict Resolution 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 two to four credits.
Prerequisite(s): Conflict Resolution Clinic I
4 Great Lakes First Amendment Law Clinic I / Costello, Nan.630T 001 97F2DX TR/8:30am-10:10am 10 335 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 97F2DY 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 97F2D2 TR/10:30am-12:10pm 9 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 97F2D3 Arranged 2 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, Dav. & Thronson, Ver.630R 001 97F2D5 F/10:00am-12:00pm 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, Dav. & Thronson, Ver.630S 001 97F2D6 Arranged 2 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 / Fletcher, Mat. & Fort, Kat.630F 001 97F2D7 Arranged 2 No Exam, P S
(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.
3 Indigenous Law and Policy Center II / Fletcher, Mat. & Fort, Kat.630G 001 97F2VZ Arranged 2 No Exam, P S
(Formerly DCL 625A) Continuation of ILPC I
3 Investor Advocacy Clinic I / Broxup, Dan. & Richards, Eri.631B 001 97F2EJ M/3:30pm-6:00pm 4 Clinic No Exam, P S
The Investor Advocacy Clinic 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
3 Investor Advocacy Clinic II / Broxup, Dan. & Richards, Eri.631C 001 97F2EK Arranged 2 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 / Smith, Chr.630P 001 97F2E8 R/10:30am-12:10pm 5 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 Tax Clinic I / Wease, Jos.630C 001 97F2GA MW/2:00pm-3:40pm 9 Clinic No Exam, P 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 orientati1n 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 97F2GB Arranged 2 Clinic No Exam, P 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
2-6 Urban Food, Farm and Agriculture Law Practicum / Patel, Jay.566P 001 97F2GR F/12:00pm-3:00pm 7 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, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

Journals
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
Var International Law Review / Bean, Bru.629A 001 97F3EX Arranged 3 No Exam, P U
(Formerly Journal of International Law) Participation by writing competition upon satisfactory completion by day students of two full semesters and by evening students of three full semesters. Two credits of ungraded credit earned upon completion of a student article, a comment, required production work and participation in the organization of the International Law Symposium and the International Achievement Award Dinner.
Prerequisite(s): Advocacy, Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II, Research, Writing & Analysis
Top, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, 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 American Constitutional Law for LL.M. / Lawrence, Mic.806A 001 97F2BM Dubai - 10-8-2015 to 10-11-2015 20 In Dubai Take Home Exam,
This course is for LL.M. students only. The course is designed to acquaint students with the fundamentals of the United States Constitution by surveying the Constitution’s approach to governmental structure and individual rights. Major topics include Federalism, Separation of Powers, Due Process, Equal Protection, and Freedom of Speech. Students who have taken Constitutional Law I or II are not eligible to enroll in this course.
3 Civil Litigation Practice and Procedure for Foreign Lawyers / Wittner, Nic.805 001 97F2B8 W/2:00pm-3:40pm with additional mandatory meeting times. Institute section 14 324 12-16-2015 1:30 PM 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.
3 Civil Litigation Practice and Procedure for Foreign Lawyers / Wittner, Nic.805 002 97F2B9 M/2:00pm-3:40pm with additional mandatory meeting times. LLM section 25 324 12-16-2015 1:30 PM
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 Foundations of Law and Legal Research / Domann, Bre.807A 731 97F2DU Online. this section for students in Dubai only. 10 Take Home 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.
2 Foundations of Law and Legal Research / Domann, Bre.807A 732 97F23S Online This section for MJ/ALS only 1 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.
2 Intellectual Property Survey / Carter-Johnson, Jen.535D 002 97F2EA Dubai - 12-10-2015 to 12-13-2015 20 In Dubai 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.
2 International Business Transactions / Barnhizer, Dan.512B 732 97F2ED Online. This section for students in Dubai only. 10 Final Paper, Take Home Exam,
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.
3 Legal English I for Foreign Lawyers / Celeste, Mir. & Francis, Jer.804A 001 97F2ES TR/10:30am-11:45am 14 344 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.
3 Negotiation for Foreign Educated Lawyers / Hartfield, Edw.805A 003 97F2TY F/1:30pm-4:00pm This section for LLM students only 10 346 Take Home Exam,
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 Negotiation for Foreign Educated Lawyers / Hartfield, Edw.805A 001 97F2E4 F/1:30pm-4:00pm This section for Institute students only 6 346 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.
2 Negotiation for Foreign Educated Lawyers / Pappas, Bri.805A 002 97F2E5 Dubai - 11-12-2015 to 11-15-2015 20 In Dubai Take Home Exam,
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 / Svec, Ter. & Wilson-Duffy, Car.804D 001 97F2FE MR/1:00pm-3:40pm 14 341 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. / Mansour, Sam.804 001 97F2FH TR/9:00am-10:15am 8 325 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.
3 Research, Writing & Advocacy: International LL.M. / O'Regan, Dap.804 002 97F2FJ TR/9:00am-10:15am 8 344 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, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, 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 97F2BP Online. This section for students in the Global Food Law Program only. 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.
2 Biotechnology Law and Food Products / Carter-Johnson, Jef.810P 730 97F2BW Online. This section for students in the Global Food Law Program only. 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 97F2CG Online. This section for students in the Global Food Law Program only. 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 / López-Garcia, Reb.810G 730 97F2DK Online. This section for students in the Global Food Law Program only. 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 97F2DM Online. This section for students in the Global Food Law Program only. 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 97F2DN Online. This section for students in the Global Food Law Program only. 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.
2 Foundations of Law and Legal Research / Domann, Bre.807A 730 97F2DT Online. This section for students in the Global Food Law Program only. 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.
2 International Business Transactions / Barnhizer, Dan.512B 731 97F2EC Online. This section for students in the Global Food Law Program only. 10 Final Paper, Take Home Exam,
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.
3 International Food Laws and Regulations / Fortin, Nea.810D 730 97F2EG Online. this section for students in the Global Food Law Program only. 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.
Top, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR