MSU College of Law

Fall 2017 Schedule

(Updated: Monday, September 25, 2017 4:47 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 97JV4E TR/1:30pm-3:10pm 0 472 12-20-2017 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 001 97JV4T MW/8:20am-10:10am 0 471 12-11-2017 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 / Grosso, Cat.530K 001 97JV5H Immersion Week 0 471 08-24-2017 12:00 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 / Reifenberg, Jr., Joh.500R 001 97JV7H TR/10:30am-12:10pm 0 472 12-15-2017 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 / Staszewski, Gle.530A 002 97JV4F MW/8:30am-10:10am 0 472 12-20-2017 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 / Spoon, Ell.530B 002 97JV4U TR/10:30am-12:10pm 0 471 12-11-2017 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 002 97JV5J Immersion Week 0 472 08-24-2017 12:00 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 002 97JV7J MW/2:00pm-3:45pm 0 471 12-15-2017 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 / Pucillo, Phi.530A 003 97JV4G MW/2:00pm-3:45pm 0 474 12-20-2017 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 / Lawton, Ann.530B 004 97JV4W TR/8:40am-10:20am 0 346 12-11-2017 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.
4 Contracts / Ponoroff, Law.530B 003 97JV4V TR/8:20am-10:10am 0 474 12-11-2017 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 97JV5K Immersion Week 0 473 08-24-2017 12:00 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 003 97JV7K MW/10:20am-12:00pm 0 471 12-15-2017 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 Research and Writing
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / O'Regan, Dap.530D 023 97JXW6 T/1:30pm-2:20pm R/1:30pm-3:10pm See Notes for exam dates 0 345 **
(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.
Footnote(s): Bluebook Exam Friday 10/27/17 8:30am and Proficiency Exam Friday 11/10/17 8:30am
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / Lawrence, Dea.530D 005 97JV8U W/10:30am-11:20am F/9:00am-10:40am See Notes for exam dates 0 340 **
(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.
Footnote(s): Bluebook Exam Friday 10/27/17 11:30amand Proficiency Exam Friday 11/10/17 11:30am
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / Lawrence, Dea.530D 006 97JV8V W/4:00pm-4:50pm F/11:00am-12:40pm See Notes for exam dates 0 340 **
(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.
Footnote(s): Bluebook Exam Friday 10/27/17 8:30am and Proficiency Exam Friday 11/10/17 8:30am
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / Ching, Bru.530D 007 97JV8W W/4:00pm-4:50pm F/11:00am-12:40pm See Notes for exam dates 0 345 **
(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.
Footnote(s): Bluebook Exam Friday 10/27/17 8:30am and Proficiency Exam Friday 11/10/17 8:30am
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / Lawton, Ann.530D 008 97JV8X T/10:30am-11:20am R/10:30am-12:10pm See Notes for exam dates 0 341 **
(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.
Footnote(s): Bluebook Exam Friday 10/27/17 11:30am and Proficiency Exam Friday 11/10/17 11:30am
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / LaRose, Ste.530D 009 97JV8Y T/1:30pm-2:20pm R/1:30pm-3:10pm See Notes for exam dates 0 335 **
(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.
Footnote(s): Bluebook Exam Friday 10/27/17 11:30am and Proficiency Exam Friday 11/10/17 11:30am
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / Costello, Nan.530D 010 97JV8Z T/1:30pm-2:20pm R/1:30pm-3:10pm See Notes for exam dates 0 340 **
(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.
Footnote(s): Bluebook Exam Friday 10/27/17 8:30am and Proficiency Exam Friday 11/10/17 8:30am
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / Lawton, Ann.530D 011 97JV82 T/3:30pm-4:20pm R/3:30pm-5:10pm See Notes for exam dates 0 344 **
(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.
Footnote(s): Bluebook Exam Friday 10/27/17 11:30am and Proficiency Exam Friday 11/10/17 11:30am
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / Ching, Bru.530D 012 97JV83 W/10:30am-11:20am F/9:00am-10:40am See Notes for exam dates 0 345 **
(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.
Footnote(s): Bluebook Exam Friday 10/27/17 11:30am and Proficiency Exam Friday 11/10/17 11:30am
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / Stokstad, Pau.530D 013 97JV84 W/4:00pm-4:50pm F/11:00am-12:40pm See Notes for exam dates 0 344 **
(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.
Footnote(s): Bluebook Exam Friday 10/27/17 8:30am and Proficiency Exam Friday 11/10/17 8:30am
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / O'Regan, Dap.530D 019 97JWJ4 T/3:30pm-4:20pm R/3:30pm-5:10pm See Notes for exam dates 0 345 **
(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.
Footnote(s): Bluebook Exam Friday 10/27/17 8:30am and Proficiency Exam Friday 11/10/17 8:30am
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / Rosa, Jen.530D 021 97JXPR W/10:30am-11:20am F/9:00am-10:40am See Notes for exam dates 0 325 **
(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.
Footnote(s): Bluebook Exam Friday 10/27/17 11:30am and Proficiency Exam Friday 11/10/17 11:30am
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / Stokstad, Pau.530D 020 97JWKB W/10:30am-11:20am F/9:00am-10:40am See Notes for exam dates 0 344 **
(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.
Footnote(s): Bluebook Exam Friday 10/27/17 11:30am and Proficiency Exam Friday 11/10/17 11:30am
2 Research, Writing & Analysis / Gentry, Kev.530D 024 97JXZ3 W/4:00pm-4:50pm F/9:00am-10:40am See notes for exam dates 0 341 **
(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.
Footnote(s): Bluebook Exam Friday 10/27/17 11:30am and Proficiency Exam Friday 11/10/17 11:30am
2 Research, Writing & Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective / Costello, Nan.530E 015 97JV87 T/3:30pm-4:20pm R/3:30pm-5:10pm See Notes for exam dates 0 340 **
(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
Footnote(s): Bluebook Exam Friday 10/27/17 8:30am and Proficiency Exam Friday 11/10/17 8:30am
2 Research, Writing & Analysis: Social Justice Perspectives / Rosa, Jen.530Q 016 97JV88 W/4:00pm-4:50pm F/11:00am-12:40pm See Notes for exam dates 0 325 **
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.
Footnote(s): Bluebook Exam Friday 10/27/17 8:30am and Proficiency Exam Friday 11/10/17 8:30am
2 Research, Writing & Analysis: Criminal Law Perspective / LaRose, Ste.530N 017 97JV89 T/3:30pm-4:20pm R/3:30pm-5:10pm See Notes for exam dates 0 335 **
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.
Footnote(s): Bluebook Exam Friday 10/27/17 11:30am and Proficiency Exam Friday 11/10/17 11:30am
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 97JV6X TR/5:45pm-7:00pm 80 471 12-19-2017 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 / Kalt, Bri.532 001 97JV3N MW/10:30am-11:45am 80 472 12-18-2017 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
3 Advanced Civil Procedure / Wittner, Nic.530T 001 97JV3R R/3:30pm-6:00pm 30 324 12-12-2017 1:30 PM
The course (a) augments the fundamentals of civil procedures taught in the Civil Procedure I class, covering recent legislation and Supreme Court jurisprudence involving subject matter and personal jurisdiction over domestic as well as international disputes and defendants; (b) explains procedures for discovery practice under the newly-amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, including the scope of discovery, discovery plans, and sanctions for failure to preserve electronic records; (c) reviews in greater depth the use of discovery methods, domestically and internationally; (d) describes the new judicial management requirements in federal courts under the new Rules (service of process, court scheduling orders) (e) examines choice of forum and choice of law, as well as conflict of laws (important for transactional lawyers as well as for litigators); (h) explains class action and multi-district litigation practice; and (e) discusses how to enforce judgments, domestically as well as against international defendants with overseas assets.
2 Advanced Legal Research / Bean, Bar. & Meland, Jan.586 001 97JV3S W/2:00pm-3:40pm 20 325 No Exam, E 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 / Domann, Bre. & Hanna, Hil.586 301 97JV3T R/5:45pm-7:25pm 20 325 No Exam, E 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
1 Analytical Methods for Lawyers-Microeconomics / Mercuro, Nic.509A 001 97JV3W TR/3:30pm-4:45pm 8-29-17 to 9-28-17 20 341 10-05-2017 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 Animal Law / Favre, Dav.565A 001 97JV3Y MW/2:00pm-3:35pm 20 341 Final Paper, U
(Formerly DCL 501) A survey of animal legal issues including property status, zoning and criminal anti-cruelty laws. Additionally, legal policy issues will be discussed, such as what to do with dangerous dogs, and what level of animal welfare should be provided to agricultural animals. The distinction between animal welfare and animal rights will be considered.
3 Basic Income Taxation / McCormick, Amy.501K 001 97JV32 TR/3:30pm-4:45pm 80 472 12-12-2017 1:30 PM
This survey course introduces the basic concepts of federal income taxation and is ideal for students interested in learning basic information about tax law but who are not yet certain if they want to specialize in tax or business fields. Students will get practice in the skills of statutory construction and applying a broad range of legal authorities to clients’ concrete problems, skills which are valuable for all law students regardless of whether they ultimately specialize in tax. In this course, students will be exposed to tax issues that affect individuals, including sole proprietorships, and will gain an understanding of various forms of income, exclusions from income, capital gains and losses, various deductions, and other topics. The course uses a modified Socratic approach with an emphasis on problem solving that will allow students to develop facility in analyzing cases, statutes, and administrative materials. Sample examination questions are provided to allow a student to determine how well he or she learned and retained the material. The grade in the course is based on a final examination with consideration given to class participation. Students who enroll in Basic Income Taxation for 2 credits are ineligible to enroll in Basic Income Taxation for 3 credits.
3 Basic Will Drafting / Ard, Jos.540A 301 97JV33 M/5:45pm-8:15pm 20 340 No Exam, E 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
3 Basic Will Drafting / Behan, Mic.540A 302 97JV34 TR/5:45pm-7:00pm 20 344 No Exam, E 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 97JV35 W/2:00pm-3:40pm 20 346 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.
3 Business Enterprises / Bean, Bru.500M 001 97JV36 MW/2:00pm-3:40pm 20 472 12-14-2017 1:30 PM **
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.
Footnote(s): Students taking the class for 3 credits will attend class 8-28-17 to 11-13-17.
4 Business Enterprises / Bean, Bru.500M 002 97JV37 MW/2:00pm-3:40pm 80 472 12-14-2017 1:30 PM
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 003 97JV38 TR/3:30pm-5:10pm 50 346 12-12-2017 1:30 PM
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.
1 Capstone Intellectual Property and Communications Law Seminar / Carter-Johnson, Jen.535E 001 97JV4A 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.
2 Client Counseling and Interviewing / Winegarden, J. .591A 301 97JV4J W/5:45pm-7:25pm 20 335 Take Home Exam, E S
(Formerly DCL 450) This course adopts a client-centered approach in looking at legal problems and examines how to make clients partners in problem solving. Attention is paid to the economic, social and psychological aspects of clients' legal problems. The course starts with an examination of fundamental counseling skills, followed by an analysis of the information gathering process and ultimate decision making. Because this course duplicates the content of courses in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute program, students in the FTPI may not receive academic credit for this course.
Prerequisite(s): Civil Procedure I, Evidence
2 Comparative Free Expression / Saunders, Kev.549F 001 97JV4K M/2:00pm-3:48pm 20 335 12-14-2017 1:30 PM
This course may be taught in either a lecture or seminar format. When taught as a lecture course it is case based. A number of topics in free expression are examined to see how they are differently treated in various democratic states. When taught as a seminar, there will be readings that will be discussed as a class in the first half of the course. Students will also research a topic involving free expression and its treatment in selected countries. In the second half of the course, papers the students develop will be presented to the class.
Prerequisite(s): Advocacy, Constitutional Law I, Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II, Research, Writing & Analysis
4 Constitutional Law II / Lawrence, Mic.500N 001 97JV4M TR/10:30am-12:10pm 80 473 12-12-2017 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 97JV4N MW/10:00am-11:40am 80 474 12-18-2017 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 172) A study of procedural and substantive due process of law, equal protection of the laws and the Bill of Rights, including freedom of expression.
2 Construction Law / Deneweth, Ron.601 301 97JV4P T/5:30pm-7:10pm 15 340 12-19-2017 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 Law / Chen, Jam.593G 001 97JV4R MW/10:30am-11:45am 20 335 Final Paper, U
This course examines special requirements for consumer transactions. It includes deception in the marketplace, including many disclosure requirements; credit (discrimination, accuracy, and other limitations),; debt collection practices; and consumer remedies. Both federal and state laws will be covered. One focus will be how these requirements supersede normal contract, tort, and property laws. Civil, administrative, and criminal actions will be addressed.
Prerequisite(s): Contracts, Contracts I, Contracts II, Property, Torts I
3 Criminal Procedure: Adjudication / O'Brien, Bar.616C 001 97JV4X TR/8:30am-9:45am 80 473 12-19-2017 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 97JV4Y MW/10:30am-11:45am 80 473 12-13-2017 1:30 PM
(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 Criminal Procedure: Investigation / Totten, Mar.616B 002 97JV4Z MW/8:30am-9:45am 80 473 12-13-2017 1:30 PM
(Formerly Criminal Procedure I)This course provides students with an introduction to federal constitutional limits on police investigation under the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments. This includes the governance of search and interrogation, and the right to counsel. Students can take Criminal Procedure: Investigation and Criminal Procedure: Adjudication in any order or at the same time. Students who have taken Criminal Procedure I are ineligible to enroll in this course.
2 Delivering Legal Services: New Legal Landscape / Grady, Ken.537Q 301 97JV42 M/6:00pm-7:40pm 40 473 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 97JV43 TR/1:30pm-2:45pm 30 346 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 Education Law / Bowman, Kri.579D 001 97JV44 M/4:00pm-5:40pm 20 341 Final Paper, U
(Formerly DCL 456) This course provides an overview of students’ rights in K-12 public schools in the United States with a focus on federal constitutional law. Specific topics covered can include free speech, search and seizure, racial and ethnic equity including desegregation, gender equity, corporal punishment, school finance, and federal statutory law including the No Child Left Behind Act. The course can be benefit individuals interested in representing districts or students, and also those who may represent a public sector client, even if employed by a private firm.
1 Effective Legal Analysis & Process / Short, Meg.530P 001 97JV45 Arranged 0 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 Estates and Future Interests Drafting Seminar / Johnson, Cla.540C 001 97JV46 TR/1:30pm-2:20pm 20 341 12-18-2017 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 491) This is a three (3) hour course with enrollment limited to 15 students. The course is designed to provide an understanding of estates and future interests and how they are used in property transfers. Focus is on intensive in-class drafting of the carefully crafted language necessary for the creation of the various interests by deed, will or trust. The legal and practical consequences of each of the interests created are also studied. It is believed that the in-class drafting component makes for a greater comprehension of the materials. Accordingly, class attendance is strongly encouraged. The course will have a written final examination. The subject matter of the course is one of examination both on the Multistate Bar Examination and many state essay examinations, including the Michigan Bar Examination. The course should have particular appeal to those who may practice in the areas of real estate law or estate planning.
4 Evidence / Bitensky, Sus.500P 001 97JV47 TR/1:30pm-3:10pm 80 471 12-18-2017 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 220) A study of the means and methods of proof or disproof of a proposition as either permitted, required or prohibited under the Anglo-American system of jurisprudence. The rules respecting problems of remoteness and prejudice of evidence, circumstantial proof, the employment of writings, their authentication and proof of their contents. A study in depth of hearsay evidence and its status in the evidence. A thorough inquiry into the so-called "evidential preferences" of our legal system and the deficiencies of hearsay evidence as related to these preferences.
3 Evidence / Pucillo, Phi.500P 002 97JV48 MW/4:15pm-5:30pm 80 472 12-19-2017 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 220) A study of the means and methods of proof or disproof of a proposition as either permitted, required or prohibited under the Anglo-American system of jurisprudence. The rules respecting problems of remoteness and prejudice of evidence, circumstantial proof, the employment of writings, their authentication and proof of their contents. A study in depth of hearsay evidence and its status in the evidence. A thorough inquiry into the so-called "evidential preferences" of our legal system and the deficiencies of hearsay evidence as related to these preferences.
3 Family Law: Marriage & Divorce / Starnes, Cyn.541E 001 97JV49 TR/10:30am-11:45am 45 346 12-14-2017 8:30 AM
(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 97JV5A TR/3:30pm-4:45pm 80 473 12-14-2017 8:30 AM
(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 97JV5B MW/9:00am-10:15am See Notes for additional mandatory meeting times 20 340 12-13-2017 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.
Footnote(s): Class will be regularly held on MW/9:00am-10:15am, however approximately 5 classes will be rescheduled to W/6:00pm-7:15pm. Students are expected to attend all scheduled and rescheduled classes.
Prerequisite(s): Civil Procedure
3 Federal Law and Indian Tribes / Fletcher, Mat.635B 001 97JV5C MW/8:30am-9:45am 20 344 12-13-2017 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 486) An examination of the law and policy of the United States regarding Indian tribes and their citizen members. Study the relationships between the federal, state, and tribal governments; and examine the source and scope of federal, state and tribal authority in Indian Country
2 Food and Drug Law / Card-Abela, Mel.558B 001 97JV5D T/1:30pm-3:10pm 20 324 Final Paper,
(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 Gaming Law / Newland, Bry.635F 001 97JV98 F/9:00am-10:40am 30 346 12-11-2017 1:30 PM
(Formerly titled Advanced Topics in Indian Law: Indian Gaming Law) This course will introduce students to the unique legal issues that govern Indian gaming activities. Indian Gaming has been the largest economic development tool available to Indian tribal governments over the past 30 years. Today, the Indian gaming industry generates more than $25 billion per year, nationwide. Students in this class will learn about the federal and tribal regulatory structures that govern tribal gaming, the interplay of federal, state, tribal, and local laws in this regulatory structure, the process by which tribes and states negotiate gaming compacts, and the nuanced classification of tribal gaming activities.
2 Government Relations and Lobbying Law / Pirich, Joh. & Swartzle, Bro.551D 001 97JV54 T/10:30am-12:10pm 20 340 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 / Deacon, Bra. & Ten Brink, Cha.605A 301 97JV56 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, Dav.541G 001 97JV58 TR/9:00am-10:15am 60 471 12-19-2017 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 353) This course provides a general overview of U.S. immigration law and policy. The course will examine the admission, exclusion, deportation and naturalization of noncitizens in the United States, from constitutional foundations to daily practice issues. The course also will explore the rights of immigrants in employment, education, and public benefits, and will analyze the interaction of immigration law with other areas of law such as criminal law.
3 Integrative Law & Social Work / Kozakiewicz, Jos.541J 001 97JV6B 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 97JV6C TR/10:30am-11:45am 30 324 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 321 and LAW 533V) Formerly known as Intellectual Property Law. This course could be offered for 2 or 3 credits. This course is a survey of all Intellectual Property law, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secret law. No technical degree is necessary.
Prerequisite(s): This course is not open to students who have taken 2 of the 3 following courses: Copyright Law, Patent Law, or Trademark Law and Unfair Competition Law.
3 Juvenile Law / Darden, Tif.541K 001 97JV6E TR/10:30am-11:45am 20 325 Final Paper, U
(Formerly DCL 378) A survey of the law related to juvenile courts in the areas of delinquency and child neglect, including jurisdiction and waivers thereof, arrest, pre-trial, and trial procedure and disposition.
3 Labor Law / Bedikian, Mar.511D 001 97JV6F TR/10:30am-11:45am 40 345 12-12-2017 8:30 AM
(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.
0 Law Externship Seminar / Thompson, Cou.625D 301 97JX7G W/6:00pm-7:40pm 0 325 No Exam, P
Classroom component for students enrolled in an externship.
0 Law Externship Seminar / Thompson, Cou.625D 730 97JV6H Online 0 No Exam, P
Classroom component for students enrolled in an externship.
0 Law Externship Seminar / Thompson, Cou.625D 731 97JX7C Online 0 No Exam, P
Classroom component for students enrolled in an externship.
0 Law Externship Seminar / Thompson, Cou.625D 732 97JX7F Online 0 No Exam, P
Classroom component for students enrolled in an externship.
3 Matrimonial Practice / Bank, Mar. & Rifkin, B. .541M 001 97JV6J F/9:00am-11:30am 16 474 12-11-2017 1:30 PM E 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 Michigan Civil Procedure / Lauderbach, Jon.593A 301 97JV96 M/6:00pm-7:40pm 30 325 Take Home Exam,
(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
1 Michigan Statutory Personal Injury Practice / Payne, Kat.600C 001 97JV6M R/3:30pm-5:10pm 8-31-17 to 10-12-17 BAR PREP 80 474 10-19-2017 3:30 PM
The course will examine the key statutory provisions necessary to analyze Michigan personal injury cases including: no-fault, automobile negligence, owner's liability, dram shop, wrongful death, governmental immunity, and workers' compensation, and the major cases interpreting the statutory provisions. The course covers Michigan bar examined topics and is helpful to students who plan to practice in Michigan. The course is not available to students who have previously taken Torts II.
2 Moot Court Competition (Class) / Copland, Jen.627A 001 97JV6N W/8:30am-10:10am 20 428 No Exam, E 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 97JV6P T/1:30pm-3:10pm 20 325 No Exam, E 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 / Raheem, Ant.591C 001 97JV6R W/2:00pm-3:40pm 16 335 No Exam, E 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 97JV6T W/5:45pm-7:25pm 20 346 Final Paper, E 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 97JV6U MW/10:30am-11:45am 40 346 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 564) This course provides a general introduction to patent law, introducing students to the basic legal rules and policies that constitute this important field of intellectual property law. Subjects covered include claim interpretation and patentable subject matter. Students will then spend the majority of the course studying the specific requirements for a valid patent, including the utility, written description, enablement, novelty, and non-obviousness requirements. Patent litigation topics such as infringement, defenses and damages will be covered as time permits. The course will focus on the new America Invents Act (AIA) but will also incorporate older rules as many currently existing patents will be analyzed under pre-AIA standards for the foreseeable future. Although patent cases often involve complicated scientific discoveries or technologies, the essential legal principles or policies rarely depend on understanding the underlying science or technology. Accordingly, students with non-technical backgrounds are encouraged to take this course, particularly given that intellectual property assets, such as patents, are increasingly important to commercial clients the world over.
3 Payment Systems / Johnson, Cla.501G 001 97JV6V TR/9:00am-10:15am 40 345 12-19-2017 8:30 AM
This course examines negotiable instruments under Article 3, bank deposits and collections pursuant to Article 4, funds transfers under Article 4A, and letters of credit under Article 5 of the UCC. The course also will cover various federal regulations, including those providing rules on check clearing, electronic fund transfers, and improper credit card use. Students who have taken commercial Transactions (LAW 501C) may be ineligible to take this course, so approval from the professor must be obtained to enroll.
Prerequisite(s): Contracts, Contracts I, Contracts II
3 Products Liability / Wittner, Nic.522 001 97JV6W MW/10:30am-11:45am 30 324 12-18-2017 8:30 AM
(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 97JV6Y TR/3:30pm-4:45pm 40 471 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 / Linna Jr., Dan.637E 001 97JV6Z MW/4:00pm-5:15pm 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.
3 Remedies / Grosso, Cat.593D 001 97JV63 MW/8:30am-9:45am 45 346 12-13-2017 8:30 AM
(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.
3 Sales and Leases / Spoon, Ell.501F 001 97JV66 TR/1:30pm-2:45pm 80 473 12-18-2017 1:30 PM
This course examines the information and terms, as well as remedies for breach, of contracts for sales of goods, under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). The course also examines Article 2A's provisions on leases and provides an overview of the similarities and differences between Article 2 of the UCC and the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods. Other topics that the course may cover include documents of title under Article 7 of the UCC, Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, or the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA). Students who have taken Commercial Transactions (LAW 501C) may be ineligible to take this course, so approval from the professor must be obtained to enroll.
Prerequisite(s): Contracts, Contracts I, Contracts II
2 Secured Transactions / Payne, Kat.501E 001 97JV67 T/3:30pm-5:10pm 80 474 12-15-2017 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 240) Covers the process of financing the sale of goods, the secured transaction under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, including creation, perfection, priority of security interests in personal property and default procedures.
3 Secured Transactions and Practice / Payne, Kat.501J 001 97JV68 TR/1:30pm-2:45pm 40 474 12-15-2017 1:30 PM S
Students may not elect this course after taking the two credit Secured Transaction course (501E). This course examines the intricacies of a secured transaction under Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. The basic course content is the same as that covered in Secured Transactions (501E) including the creation, perfection and priority of security interests in personal property. Additionally, this course will include a drafting exercise and a more in-depth examination of the secured party’s practice in the bankruptcy arena. Students will draft a security agreement and complete all necessary companion paperwork based upon the sale of a business. Prerequisites: Contracts II (500E) OR Contracts (530B)
Prerequisite(s): Contracts, Contracts II
3 State and Local Taxation / Chen, Jam.572B 001 97JV69 MW/4:00pm-5:15pm 40 473 Take Home Exam, A
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 97JV7A T/3:30pm-6:00pm 20 325 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.
2 Tax Policy Seminar / Blankfein-Tabachnick, Dav.572D 001 97JV7D R/8:30am-10:10am 25 325 Final Paper, U
(Formerly DCl 517) This seminar covers a range of tax policy issues arising from Federal Taxation. The specific issues studied will vary but, in general, will focus on progressivity and redistribution. Topics likely to be covered include: the use of the income tax as a fiscal policy tool; the concept of income; imputed income; progressive versus flat tax rates; taxation of families; income versus consumption taxation; tax expenditures, exclusions, and deductions; taxation of business and investment income; capital gains and losses; and transfer or wealth taxes. A paper will be required. The topic will be determined after consultation with the instructor.
0 Technology Enhanced Trial Advocacy / Kipp, Bon.623G 001 97JV7E W/2:00pm-3:40pm 8-30-17 to 10-11-17 16 324 No Exam, S
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 97JV7F W/2:00pm-3:40pm 10-18-17 to 12-06-17 16 324 No Exam, S
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 97JV7G W/2:00pm-3:40pm 20 340 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.
2 Trademark Law and Unfair Competition Law / Darnton, Jam.533N 301 97JWRR T/5:45pm-7:25pm 20 346 12-19-2017 6:00 PM
(Formerly DCL 461) This course addresses current issues and developments such as the constitutional foundations and limitations of trademark protection, domain names and cybersquatting.
3 Trial Practice Institute - Trial I / Aquilina, Ros.623D 301 97JV7M T/5:45pm-8:15pm 16 428 Oral Exam, E 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.
Footnote(s): Final Trial Dates Dec 1-3, 2017
3 Trial Practice Institute - Trial I / Payok, Mat.623D 302 97JV7N R/5:45pm-8:15pm 16 428 Oral Exam, E 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.
Footnote(s): Final Trial Dates Dec 1-3, 2017
3 Trial Practice Institute: Pre-Trial I / McNally, Ver.623B 001 97JV7P MW/10:30am-11:45am 16 428 No Exam, E 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 / Sherman, Ann.623B 301 97JV7R M/5:45pm-8:15pm 16 428 No Exam, E 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 97JV7S T/1:30pm-3:25pm 10-17-17 to 12-5-17 32 428 No Exam, E S **
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.
Footnote(s): This section for TPI students only
1 Trial Practice Institute: Trial Practicum / McNally, Ver.623J 002 97JV7T M/2:00pm-3:40pm 8-28-17 to 10-16-17 32 428 No Exam, E P S **
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.
Footnote(s): This section for non-TPI students only
2 Trial Practice Institute: Expert and Scientific Evidence / Payok, Mat.623F 301 97JV7U MW/6:00pm-7:40pm 8-28-17 to 10-18-17 32 474 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.
3 Trusts and Estates / Jacobs, Mel.501D 001 97JV7V MW/2:00pm-3:21pm 80 473 12-14-2017 1:30 PM
(Formerly Decedents' Estates and Trusts) 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 Trusts and Estates / Ten Brink, Cha.501D 002 97JV7W MW/4:00pm-5:15pm 80 471 12-19-2017 1:30 PM
(Formerly Decedents' Estates and Trusts) 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 Wildlife Law / Bambery, Car.565B 001 97JV7X 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 Wrongful Convictions Seminar / O'Brien, Bar.617E 001 97JV8B R/1:30pm-3:10pm 20 344 Final Paper, U
Thousands of innocent defendants who were convicted of crimes have been exonerated and released from prison in the United States in the past few decades, and the pace of exonerations is increasing. This seminar will focus on what we have learned about the conviction and exoneration of innocent defendants and where we may be heading. We will particularly focus on prosecutorial discretion as a feature of the system that both contributes to the problem and offers paths to prevent and remedy false convictions.
Prerequisite(s): Criminal Procedure Adjudication and Criminal Procedure Investigation are recommended.
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 97JX68 Arranged 0 No Exam, E 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 97JXBH Arranged 0 No Exam, E 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 97JXBJ Arranged 0 No Exam, E 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 97JXBK Arranged 0 No Exam, E 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 / Ravitch, Fra.627Q 004 97JXBM Arranged 0 No Exam, E 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 005 97JXBN Arranged 0 No Exam, E 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 97JV3Z R/3:30pm-5:10pm 0 325 No Exam, E 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 / Hartfield, Edw.627N 001 97JXP9 F/10:30am-1:00pm 0 324 No Exam, E 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 97JXCX Arranged 0 No Exam, E 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
6 Animal Welfare Clinic I / Nasser, Car.631R 001 97JXDN F/10:00am-1:00pm 0 335 No Exam, E P S
Students will work on animal human legal issues in a variety of contexts including private and public law disputes, government administrative action and policy development. Through direct client representation and systemic advocacy, student will engage in activities such as litigation, regulatory comments, policy and legislative drafting, and creation of educational materials.
4 Chance at Childhood Clinic / Kozakiewicz, Jos.631F 001 97JV4C R/10:00am-12:00pm 0 340 No Exam, E 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.
Footnote(s): Enrollment by application only. Application deadline 3/21/17
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis,or Research, Writing and Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective,or Research, Writing and Analysis: Criminal Law Perspective,or Research, Writing and Analysis: Social Justice Perspective and Advocacy
4-6 Civil Rights Clinic I / Manville, Dan.630X 001 97JV4H TR/3:30pm-5:10pm 0 226 No Exam, E 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.
Footnote(s): Enrollment by application only. Application deadline 3/21/17
3-6 Civil Rights Clinic II / Manville, Dan.630Z 001 97JWAS Arranged 0 No Exam, E 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 Great Lakes First Amendment Law Clinic I / Costello, Nan.630T 001 97JV55 TR/8:30am-10:10am 0 335 No Exam, E 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)
Footnote(s): Enrollment by application only. Application deadline 3/21/17
Prerequisite(s): Advocacy, Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II, Research, Writing & Analysis
4-6 Housing Law Clinic I / Gilmore, Bri.630V 001 97JV57 MW/10:30am-12:00pm 0 341 No Exam, E 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.
Footnote(s): Enrollment by application only. Application deadline 3/21/17
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 97JWAR Arranged 0 No Exam, E P S
(Formerly Rental Housing Clinic II - LAW 630B) Housing Law Clinic II provides an opportunity for students, upon approval of the supervising faculty, to continue work Housing Law Clinic. The selected students will be expected to provide support and work more independently than students enrolled in Housing Law Clinic I. Expectations are high and ongoing projects and cases that these students are engaged in will be a core responsibility.
Prerequisite(s): Housing Law Clinic I, Rental Housing Clinic I
6 Immigration Law Clinic I / Thronson, Ver.630R 001 97JV59 F/10:15am-12:450pm 0 226 No Exam, E 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).
Footnote(s): Enrollment by application only. Application deadline 3/21/17
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II or Research, Writing & Analysis, Advocacy
3 Immigration Law Clinic II / Thronson, Dav.630S 001 97JWAK Arranged 0 No Exam, E 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
4 Indian Law Clinic I / Fort, Kat.631J 001 97JV6A MW/10:30am-12:00pm 0 226 No Exam, E P S **
This course provides students with the opportunity to work the environment of a small law firm dedicated to the practice of indigenous law. Students in the Clinic conduct legal research and write briefs for appellate cases, research legal matters for tribes, and develop policy papers for tribal governments and organizations.
Footnote(s): Enrollment by application only. Application deadline 3/21/17
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis Advocacy
3 Indian Law Clinic II / Fort, Kat.631K 001 97JWAM MW/10:30am-12:00pm 0 226 No Exam, E P S
A continuation of Indian Law Clinic I.
Prerequisite(s): Indian Law Clinic I or Indigenous Law and Policy Center I
6 Tax Clinic I / Wease, Jos.630C 001 97JV7C MW/2:00pm-3:40pm 0 345 No Exam, E 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.
Footnote(s): Enrollment by application only. Application deadline 3/21/17
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 97JWAN Arranged 0 No Exam, E 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
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 97JXZM Arranged 0 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
1 Journal of Business and Securities Law / Spoon, Ell.629D 001 97JX69 Arranged 0 No Exam, P U
The Journal of Business and Securities Law is an independent, student-run organization. Its purpose is to provide insight into legal issues surrounding the business community through legal analysis and other types of publications such as articles, personal narratives, and commentary. In furthering this purpose, the Journal accepts submissions written by active members of the legal community, faculty of established law schools, and other members of the legal profession. Additionally, the Journal accepts student contributions, including selected submissions from its Editorial Board and general members. The Journal anticipates a wide scope of topics on legal business issues such as corporate litigation, commercial transactions, employment, ecommerce, securities regulation, and any other topic focusing on the intersection of law and business. Prerequisites: Research, Writing & Advocacy I and II OR Research, Writing & Analysis, and Advocacy
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
0 Foundations of Law / Jacobs, Mel.530K 004 97JWNU Immersion Week 0 No Exam, P **
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.
Footnote(s): This section restricted to LL.M/MJ students only
3 Research, Writing & Advocacy: International LL.M. / Svec, Ter.804 001 97JV64 TR/10:30am-11:45am 0 344 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 Administrative Law: Food Safety and Labeling / Copland, Jen.810K 730 97JV3P Online This section for students in the Global Food Law program only. 20 Take Home Exam,
Administrative law is the body of constitutional, statutory, and common law principles that both constrain and seek to legitimize the exercise of powers by governmental agencies. The history of food safety and labeling regulations in the United States begins in the late 1800s and continues through present day, culminating recently in the 2011 enactment of the Food Safety Modernization Act, which creates a new system of federal oversight of domestically produced and imported food products. This course introduces students to the essential elements of administrative law and follows the basic structure of an administrative law course, but diverges from the traditional study by using cases and problems that are specific to food safety and food labeling issues in the United States. The primary goal of the class is to provide students with knowledge of the fundamental administrative law principles applied in matters involving the regulation of food and food products, and the ability to apply these principles to problems similar to those encountered in actual practice. To the extent possible, this class will be taught from a practice-oriented approach, requiring students to engage in problem-solving exercises online.Students who have taken Administrative Law (532) may not take this course.
3 Animal Health, World Trade, and Food Safety / Haskell, Sco.810E 730 97JV3X Online This section for students in the Global Food Law program only. 15 No Exam,
The objective of this online course is to familiarize students with the history, development and workings of the OIE, with particular emphasis on its role as the organization responsible for setting international standards for animal health and zoonoses, and attention to its new mandates for animal welfare and food safety.
Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to students in the Global Food Law Program.
3 Food Regulation in Latin America / López-Garcia, Reb.810G 730 97JV5E Online This section for students in the Global Food Law program only. 15 No 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 97JV5F Online This section for students in the Global Food Law program only. 15 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 97JV5G Online This section for students in the Global Food Law program only. 15 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 97JV5M Online This section for students in the Global Food Law program only. 20 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.
3 FSMA Preventive Controls Rule / Card-Abela, Mel.810W 730 97JV5N Online This section for students in the Global Food Law program only. 15 No Exam,
This course provides students with the legal perspective of FDA’s Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act. This course has an administrative overtone, providing an understanding of the legislative and regulatory processes through an in-depth look at the relationship between the Food and Drug Administration, industry, consumer interest groups, and science communities.
Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to students in the Global Food Law Program.
3 International Food Laws and Regulations / Fortin, Nea.810D 730 97JV6D Online This section for students in the Global Food Law program only. 15 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