MSU College of Law

Spring 2017 Schedule

(Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017 3:27 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 Constitutional Law and the Regulatory State / Chen, Jam.530S 001 97HHF5 MW/10:00am-11:40am 90 474 05-10-2017 1:30 PM
This course examines the constitutional, statutory, and administrative foundations of American government. The course has two separate, but interrelated goals: First, to introduce students to the structure of and principles behind the American constitutional order. Topics covered under this heading include the sources of federal regulatory authority, separation of powers, federalism, judicial review and theories of constitutional interpretation. Second, the course offers a basic understanding of the workings of the legislative and regulatory process, with special emphasis on the role of agencies, the policy tools at their disposal, and the scope of legislative and judicial oversight of administrative action. In this fashion this course seeks to highlight the intersection between constitutional and administrative law principles across American history and within contemporary debates.
1 Contract Negotiation / Bedikian, Mar.530F 001 97HHGE T/1:30pm-3:10pm 1-10-17 to 2-21-17 90 474 No Exam,
This course introduces first-year students to principles of negotiation. Students will be required to engage in mock negotiation exercises.
Prerequisite(s): Contracts
3 Criminal Law / Totten, Mar.500F 001 97HHGR TR/10:30am-11:45am 90 474 04-28-2017 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 131) An examination of the criminal justice system, including emphasis on the role of defense counsel and prosecutor; the adversary system; ethical considerations; sources and aims of the criminal law and construction of criminal statutes; specific crimes against person, property and the state; inchoate crimes; defenses negating culpability; and the principles of responsibility and justification.
4 Property / Favre, Dav.500G 001 97HHJW MWR/2:00pm-3:10pm 90 472 05-04-2017 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 113) This is a survey course of the fundamentals of property law. Possessory interests of real and personal property including findings, bailments and adverse possession are discussed and analyzed. Topics also include future interests, concurrent ownership, lease holds, transfers of land and land use controls.
(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 Constitutional Law and the Regulatory State / Morag-Levine, Nog.530S 002 97HHF6 MW/2:00pm-3:40pm 90 474 05-10-2017 8:30 AM
This course examines the constitutional, statutory, and administrative foundations of American government. The course has two separate, but interrelated goals: First, to introduce students to the structure of and principles behind the American constitutional order. Topics covered under this heading include the sources of federal regulatory authority, separation of powers, federalism, judicial review and theories of constitutional interpretation. Second, the course offers a basic understanding of the workings of the legislative and regulatory process, with special emphasis on the role of agencies, the policy tools at their disposal, and the scope of legislative and judicial oversight of administrative action. In this fashion this course seeks to highlight the intersection between constitutional and administrative law principles across American history and within contemporary debates.
1 Contract Negotiation / Pappas, Bri.530F 002 97HHGF T/1:30pm-3:10pm 1-10-17 to 2-21-17 90 472 No Exam,
This course introduces first-year students to principles of negotiation. Students will be required to engage in mock negotiation exercises.
Prerequisite(s): Contracts
3 Criminal Law / Totten, Mar.500F 002 97HHGS TR/8:30am-9:45am 90 474 04-28-2017 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 131) An examination of the criminal justice system, including emphasis on the role of defense counsel and prosecutor; the adversary system; ethical considerations; sources and aims of the criminal law and construction of criminal statutes; specific crimes against person, property and the state; inchoate crimes; defenses negating culpability; and the principles of responsibility and justification.
4 Property / Favre, Dav.500G 002 97HHJX MWR/10:30am-11:40am 90 473 05-04-2017 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 113) This is a survey course of the fundamentals of property law. Possessory interests of real and personal property including findings, bailments and adverse possession are discussed and analyzed. Topics also include future interests, concurrent ownership, lease holds, transfers of land and land use controls.
(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 Constitutional Law and the Regulatory State / Sant'Ambrogio, Mic.530S 003 97HHF7 MW/2:00pm-3:40pm 90 473 05-10-2017 8:30 AM
This course examines the constitutional, statutory, and administrative foundations of American government. The course has two separate, but interrelated goals: First, to introduce students to the structure of and principles behind the American constitutional order. Topics covered under this heading include the sources of federal regulatory authority, separation of powers, federalism, judicial review and theories of constitutional interpretation. Second, the course offers a basic understanding of the workings of the legislative and regulatory process, with special emphasis on the role of agencies, the policy tools at their disposal, and the scope of legislative and judicial oversight of administrative action. In this fashion this course seeks to highlight the intersection between constitutional and administrative law principles across American history and within contemporary debates.
1 Contract Negotiation / Bedikian, Mar.530F 003 97HHGG T/3:30pm-5:10pm 1-10-17 to 2-21-17 90 474 No Exam,
This course introduces first-year students to principles of negotiation. Students will be required to engage in mock negotiation exercises.
Prerequisite(s): Contracts
3 Criminal Law / Candeub, Ada.500F 003 97HHGT MW/8:30am-9:45am 90 473 04-28-2017 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 131) An examination of the criminal justice system, including emphasis on the role of defense counsel and prosecutor; the adversary system; ethical considerations; sources and aims of the criminal law and construction of criminal statutes; specific crimes against person, property and the state; inchoate crimes; defenses negating culpability; and the principles of responsibility and justification.
4 Property / Blankfein-Tabachnick, Dav.500G 003 97HHJY TR/10:30am-12:10pm 90 472 05-04-2017 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 113) This is a survey course of the fundamentals of property law. Possessory interests of real and personal property including findings, bailments and adverse possession are discussed and analyzed. Topics also include future interests, concurrent ownership, lease holds, transfers of land and land use controls.
(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 Advocacy / Copland, Jen.530J 005 97HHET T/3:30pm-5:10pm 18 341 02-24-2017 2:00 PM
(Formerly LAW500K) Students learn the art of persuasive argumentation by drafting a 30-page appellate brief on a topical legal issue, complying with appellate court rules and then presenting a simulated oral argument to members of the bench. During the semester, students also attend appellate arguments or trial court motion sessions and prepare brief synopses of cases heard. Prerequisite: Research, Writing and Analysis, OR Research, Writing and Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I: Intellectual Property Perspective.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Advocacy / Zimbelman, Jes.530J 006 97HHEU W/4:00pm-5:40pm 14 344 02-24-2017 2:00 PM
(Formerly LAW500K) Students learn the art of persuasive argumentation by drafting a 30-page appellate brief on a topical legal issue, complying with appellate court rules and then presenting a simulated oral argument to members of the bench. During the semester, students also attend appellate arguments or trial court motion sessions and prepare brief synopses of cases heard. Prerequisite: Research, Writing and Analysis, OR Research, Writing and Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I: Intellectual Property Perspective.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Advocacy / LaRose, Ste.530J 007 97HHEV R/1:30pm-3:10pm 18 340 02-24-2017 2:00 PM
(Formerly LAW500K) Students learn the art of persuasive argumentation by drafting a 30-page appellate brief on a topical legal issue, complying with appellate court rules and then presenting a simulated oral argument to members of the bench. During the semester, students also attend appellate arguments or trial court motion sessions and prepare brief synopses of cases heard. Prerequisite: Research, Writing and Analysis, OR Research, Writing and Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I: Intellectual Property Perspective.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Advocacy / Costello, Nan.530J 008 97HHEW R/1:30pm-3:10pm 18 341 02-24-2017 2:00 PM
(Formerly LAW500K) Students learn the art of persuasive argumentation by drafting a 30-page appellate brief on a topical legal issue, complying with appellate court rules and then presenting a simulated oral argument to members of the bench. During the semester, students also attend appellate arguments or trial court motion sessions and prepare brief synopses of cases heard. Prerequisite: Research, Writing and Analysis, OR Research, Writing and Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I: Intellectual Property Perspective.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Advocacy / LaRose, Ste.530J 009 97HHEX R/3:30pm-5:10pm 18 340 02-24-2017 2:00 PM
(Formerly LAW500K) Students learn the art of persuasive argumentation by drafting a 30-page appellate brief on a topical legal issue, complying with appellate court rules and then presenting a simulated oral argument to members of the bench. During the semester, students also attend appellate arguments or trial court motion sessions and prepare brief synopses of cases heard. Prerequisite: Research, Writing and Analysis, OR Research, Writing and Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I: Intellectual Property Perspective.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Advocacy / Lawrence, Dea.530J 010 97HHEY F/9:00am-10:40am 13 325 02-24-2017 11:30 AM
(Formerly LAW500K) Students learn the art of persuasive argumentation by drafting a 30-page appellate brief on a topical legal issue, complying with appellate court rules and then presenting a simulated oral argument to members of the bench. During the semester, students also attend appellate arguments or trial court motion sessions and prepare brief synopses of cases heard. Prerequisite: Research, Writing and Analysis, OR Research, Writing and Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I: Intellectual Property Perspective.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Advocacy / O'Regan, Dap.530J 011 97HHEZ F/9:00am-10:40am 13 340 02-24-2017 11:30 AM
(Formerly LAW500K) Students learn the art of persuasive argumentation by drafting a 30-page appellate brief on a topical legal issue, complying with appellate court rules and then presenting a simulated oral argument to members of the bench. During the semester, students also attend appellate arguments or trial court motion sessions and prepare brief synopses of cases heard. Prerequisite: Research, Writing and Analysis, OR Research, Writing and Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I: Intellectual Property Perspective.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Advocacy / Ching, Bru.530J 012 97HHE2 F/9:00am-10:40am 18 335 02-24-2017 11:30 AM
(Formerly LAW500K) Students learn the art of persuasive argumentation by drafting a 30-page appellate brief on a topical legal issue, complying with appellate court rules and then presenting a simulated oral argument to members of the bench. During the semester, students also attend appellate arguments or trial court motion sessions and prepare brief synopses of cases heard. Prerequisite: Research, Writing and Analysis, OR Research, Writing and Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I: Intellectual Property Perspective.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Advocacy / Gentry, Kev.530J 013 97HHE3 F/9:00am-10:40am 14 341 02-24-2017 11:30 AM
(Formerly LAW500K) Students learn the art of persuasive argumentation by drafting a 30-page appellate brief on a topical legal issue, complying with appellate court rules and then presenting a simulated oral argument to members of the bench. During the semester, students also attend appellate arguments or trial court motion sessions and prepare brief synopses of cases heard. Prerequisite: Research, Writing and Analysis, OR Research, Writing and Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I: Intellectual Property Perspective.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Advocacy / Stokstad, Pau.530J 014 97HHE4 F/9:00am-10:40am 18 344 02-24-2017 11:30 AM
(Formerly LAW500K) Students learn the art of persuasive argumentation by drafting a 30-page appellate brief on a topical legal issue, complying with appellate court rules and then presenting a simulated oral argument to members of the bench. During the semester, students also attend appellate arguments or trial court motion sessions and prepare brief synopses of cases heard. Prerequisite: Research, Writing and Analysis, OR Research, Writing and Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I: Intellectual Property Perspective.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Advocacy / O'Regan, Dap.530J 015 97HHE5 F/11:00am-12:40pm 13 340 02-24-2017 8:30 AM
(Formerly LAW500K) Students learn the art of persuasive argumentation by drafting a 30-page appellate brief on a topical legal issue, complying with appellate court rules and then presenting a simulated oral argument to members of the bench. During the semester, students also attend appellate arguments or trial court motion sessions and prepare brief synopses of cases heard. Prerequisite: Research, Writing and Analysis, OR Research, Writing and Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I: Intellectual Property Perspective.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Advocacy / Ching, Bru.530J 016 97HHE6 F/11:00am-12:40pm 18 335 02-24-2017 8:30 AM
(Formerly LAW500K) Students learn the art of persuasive argumentation by drafting a 30-page appellate brief on a topical legal issue, complying with appellate court rules and then presenting a simulated oral argument to members of the bench. During the semester, students also attend appellate arguments or trial court motion sessions and prepare brief synopses of cases heard. Prerequisite: Research, Writing and Analysis, OR Research, Writing and Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I: Intellectual Property Perspective.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Advocacy / Gentry, Kev.530J 017 97HHE7 F/11:00am-12:40pm 14 341 02-24-2017 8:30 AM
(Formerly LAW500K) Students learn the art of persuasive argumentation by drafting a 30-page appellate brief on a topical legal issue, complying with appellate court rules and then presenting a simulated oral argument to members of the bench. During the semester, students also attend appellate arguments or trial court motion sessions and prepare brief synopses of cases heard. Prerequisite: Research, Writing and Analysis, OR Research, Writing and Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I: Intellectual Property Perspective.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Advocacy / Stokstad, Pau.530J 018 97HHE8 F/11:00am-12:40pm 18 344 02-24-2017 8:30 AM
(Formerly LAW500K) Students learn the art of persuasive argumentation by drafting a 30-page appellate brief on a topical legal issue, complying with appellate court rules and then presenting a simulated oral argument to members of the bench. During the semester, students also attend appellate arguments or trial court motion sessions and prepare brief synopses of cases heard. Prerequisite: Research, Writing and Analysis, OR Research, Writing and Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I: Intellectual Property Perspective.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Advocacy / Spiliopoulos, Ela.530J 019 97HHE9 F/11:00am-12:40pm 14 324 02-24-2017 8:30 AM
(Formerly LAW500K) Students learn the art of persuasive argumentation by drafting a 30-page appellate brief on a topical legal issue, complying with appellate court rules and then presenting a simulated oral argument to members of the bench. During the semester, students also attend appellate arguments or trial court motion sessions and prepare brief synopses of cases heard. Prerequisite: Research, Writing and Analysis, OR Research, Writing and Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I: Intellectual Property Perspective.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Advocacy / Rosa, Jen.530J 020 97HHFA F/11:00am-12:40pm 18 325 02-24-2017 8:30 AM
(Formerly LAW500K) Students learn the art of persuasive argumentation by drafting a 30-page appellate brief on a topical legal issue, complying with appellate court rules and then presenting a simulated oral argument to members of the bench. During the semester, students also attend appellate arguments or trial court motion sessions and prepare brief synopses of cases heard. Prerequisite: Research, Writing and Analysis, OR Research, Writing and Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I: Intellectual Property Perspective.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Advocacy / Kirchner, Jes.530J 021 97HHSJ F/9:00am-10:40am 14 324 02-24-2017 11:30 AM
(Formerly LAW500K) Students learn the art of persuasive argumentation by drafting a 30-page appellate brief on a topical legal issue, complying with appellate court rules and then presenting a simulated oral argument to members of the bench. During the semester, students also attend appellate arguments or trial court motion sessions and prepare brief synopses of cases heard. Prerequisite: Research, Writing and Analysis, OR Research, Writing and Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I, OR Research, Writing and Advocacy I: Intellectual Property Perspective.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing & Analysis
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 Lawyer Ethics and Regulation in a Technology-Driven World / Linna Jr., Dan.537J 001 97HHH8 MW/8:30am-9:45am 80 472 05-01-2017 8:30 AM
This course prepares the law student to address the many obligations owed by the lawyer, both individually and as a member of the legal profession, to the society in which he/she lives in the context of a technology-driven world. This class focuses on the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the 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 will also consider the unique professional conduct concerns and opportunities presented by technology in law practice. This course provides background preparation for taking the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam. This class satisfies the 3 credit upper level Professional Responsibility requirement. Students who have already taken Professional Responsibility may not take this course.
3 Lawyer Ethics and Regulation in a Technology-Driven World / Linna Jr., Dan.537J 002 97HHH9 MW/4:00pm-5:15pm 80 474 05-01-2017 8:30 AM
This course prepares the law student to address the many obligations owed by the lawyer, both individually and as a member of the legal profession, to the society in which he/she lives in the context of a technology-driven world. This class focuses on the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the 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 will also consider the unique professional conduct concerns and opportunities presented by technology in law practice. This course provides background preparation for taking the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam. This class satisfies the 3 credit upper level Professional Responsibility requirement. Students who have already taken Professional Responsibility 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
2 Accounting for Lawyers / Lameti, Ric.502 301 97HHEH R/5:45pm-7:25pm 30 325 05-01-2017 6:00 PM S
(Formerly DCL 508) Accounting for Lawyers covers the basic topics in accounting that are relevant to a business lawyer's practice and to other practice areas as well. The class covers principles of double-entry bookkeeping and accrual accounting, GAAP and GAAS. The basic financial statements are studied and basic financial statement analysis is reviewed. More detailed analysis is made of revenue recognition and expense, contingencies and intangibles. Finally, drafting of legal documents using accounting concepts is explored. This course is designed for those students with little or no prior accounting training or experience.
3 Administrative Law / Kalt, Bri.532 001 97HHEJ MW/4:00pm-5:15pm 40 345 05-05-2017 1:30 PM
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 Administrative Law / Staszewski, Gle.532 002 97HHEK MW/8:30am-9:45am 40 345 05-08-2017 1:30 PM
Formerly DCL 300) This course examines the place of administrative agencies in American government, and surveys the legal rules and principles governing agency regulation, adjudication, investigation, and enforcement; agency structure; and judicial review of agency action. Students who have taken Administrative Law: Food Safety and Labeling (810K) may not take this course
2 Advanced Legal Research / Bean, Bar. & Meland, Jan.586 001 97HHEP W/10:00am-11:40am 20 325 No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 509) The course will focus on the process and goals of legal research. Special emphasis will be placed on Internet research, but instruction will be based on function rather than format. Students will learn how to find information through the Web, on Lexis and Westlaw, and in paper. By contrasting form, speed, cost and accuracy, students will learn how to integrate these sources for the most comprehensive and economical research product. Equal emphasis will be placed on conceptual structure and practical application.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing & Analysis or RWA: IP or RWA: SJ or RWA: CL and Advocacy
2 Agricultural Law / Deacon, Bra.566N 301 97HHFB W/6:00pm-7:40pm 30 325 Final Paper,
Students will learn about the regulatory framework of the food and agriculture sector at the federal, state, and local levels and how the application of this framework impacts all citizens. This includes the production, processing, and distribution of food, fiber, and other products that make up a large portion of the economies of the nation and the State of Michigan. Students will learn about the origins and impacts of these regulatory components and how evolving trends and public opinion are changing the food and agriculture sector
2 American Indian Children & the Law / Fort, Kat.635D 001 97HHFE T/10:30am-12:10pm 20 340 Final Paper, U
(This course replaced Advanced Topics in Indian Law: Indian Child Welfare Act) A focus on American Indian children and the law, including the implementation, interpretation and understanding of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and other state ICWA laws. ICWA, a federal statute interpreted almost entirely in state courts, applies to all terminations of parental rights if the child involved is an Indian child under the law's definition. Attorneys and social workers need to know when ICWA applies and how the application of ICWA makes for a fundamentally different family law case. In addition, this course will cover tribal law and children, and the role of international law and the rights of American Indian children.
3 American Legal History Seminar / Ten Brink, Cha.636 001 97HHFF T/3:30pm-6:00pm 20 335 Final Paper, U
(Formerly DCL 552) This seminar will analyze the tension between the rights of the individual and the role of government in society as the central theme in the development of the American legal system. Rather than a strict chronological review, the course will consist of a series of studies of the development of legal and political institutions and their effect on the citizenry. Classes will be discussion-based and will rely on extensive reading of original sources. Students should gain an understanding of how the evolution of legal rules reflects institutional change, and should learn to see law as a dynamic process rather than a collection of static concepts. Fulfills ULWR
Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I
3 Artificial Intelligence & Law / Grady, Ken.537R 001 97HHFG TR/10:30am-11:45am 20 324 Final Paper,
Artificial Intelligence is experiencing a “golden age” of rapid development. As the use of AI increases, people and computers are knowingly and unknowingly interacting in new ways. Lawyers are confronting computer issues in every practice area. Smart contracts. Autonomous vehicles. Creation and ownership of property. Robot policing and warfare. Interconnected products. Autonomous devices. AI requires updated and new regulations, new ways of practicing, and an understanding of how laws and code interact as a new regulatory system within society. This class will look at how computers are affecting the law and what lawyers should know to provide legal services in this hybrid world.
2 Assisted Reproductive Technologies Seminar / Jacobs, Mel.558N 001 97HHFH T/10:30am-12:10pm 16 344 Final Paper, U
This seminar will examine the legal, medical, and ethical issues surrounding assisted reproductive technologies.
3 Bankruptcy / Lawton, Ann.506A 001 97HHFJ TR/10:30am-11:45am 45 471 05-08-2017 8:30 AM **
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of bankruptcy law, the bankruptcy code, and the creditor/debtor relationship.Students who have taken Consumer Bankruptcy 506E or Chapter 11 Reorganization 506F may not take this course.
Footnote(s): Students who have taken Chapter 11 Reorganization or Consumer Bankruptcy may not take this course.
3 Basic Will Drafting / Behan, Mic.540A 301 97HHFK MW/6:00pm-7:15pm 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 / Ard, Jos.540A 302 97HHFM T/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 Business Enterprises / Bean, Bru.500M 001 97HHFN MW/2:00pm-3:40pm see notes 60 471 05-03-2017 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): The 3 credit section will end March 29, 2016.
4 Business Enterprises / Bean, Bru.500M 002 97HHFP MW/2:00pm-3:40pm 60 471 05-03-2017 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.
3 Capital Punishment / Grosso, Cat.579Y 001 97HHFR MW/2:00pm-3:15pm 20 340 Take Home Exam, U
A focus on federal constitutional law, primarily the 8th Amendment and its regulation of capital punishment. The federal constitutional law largely regulates state criminal law. Using the 8th Amendment and state criminal laws, the course will consider how death eligibility is defined and administered. It will explore the limits imposed by the Constitution and by various state and federal statutes. The course also will consider larger questions including, Why have the death penalty? Is the system working? Is it necessary? Is it fair? What changes should be made? As part of this inquiry we will consider the role of race in capital punishment, the impact of wrongful convictions, and recent moves to abolish or limit capital punishment in several jurisdictions. The course also examines the law of federal habeas corpus in the context of the death penalty. This section engages in a close reading of a complicated set of statutes, as well as the Supreme Court decisions construing those statutes.
2 Capstone Intellectual Property and Communications Law Seminar / Candeub, Ada.535E 001 97HHFS This section for students writing their paper from fall 10 Final Paper, P U
This course uses presentations by leading scholars of their works-in-progress in the area of IP and communications law. Students will be responsible for reading the papers, writing a critique, preparing questions and participating in the seminar.. This course is highly recommended for all students who wish to write a ULWR or law review note in intellectual property, information, or communications law in a subsequent semester.
2 Child Advocacy / Beaton, H. .541A 301 97HHFU W/6:00pm-7:40pm 20 335 Final Paper, U
(Formerly DCL 446) This class is designed to acquaint future attorneys and social workers with their unique roles and responsibilities in representing and advocating for children and families as they interact with the state government: its departments, agencies, laws and rules.
3 Civil Trial Advocacy I / Young, Rob.587B 001 97HHFX M/4:00pm-6:55pm 12 428/430 No Exam, E S
(Formerly DCL 472) Evidence may be taken concurrently with Advocacy I, but extra preparation may be necessary. Advocacy I begins your journey into civil trial practice. Using a circuit court forum and the Michigan Court Rules, we will explore discovery in the context of a typical case from the filing of a complaint to the first day of trial. Students will draft complaints, answers and affirmative defenses, propound written discovery, take fact and expert depositions, prepare and argue motions and mediation, and prepare for trial. There will be role-play as plaintiff or defense counsel. The final grade is a compilation of oral in-class performance and participation, and written assignments. 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.
2 Client Counseling and Interviewing / Smith, Sam.591A 001 97HHFY R/4:00pm-5:40pm 20 335 No 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
3 Commercial Arbitration / Bedikian, Mar.505A 001 97HHF2 TR/10:30am-11:45am 40 346 05-08-2017 8:30 AM
(Formerly Arbitration) A course dealing with all aspects of arbitrating disputes under collective bargaining agreements, including judicial review of arbitration procedures and analyses of the concepts applied by arbitrators in reaching their respective decisions. Students will have an opportunity to observe an actual arbitration in process and participate as an advocate in a mock arbitration.
Prerequisite(s): Evidence
4 Constitutional Law II / Bitensky, Sus.500N 001 97HHF8 TR/1:30pm-3:10pm 40 345 05-05-2017 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 97HHF9 MW/10:00am-11:40am 80 471 04-28-2017 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 172) A study of procedural and substantive due process of law, equal protection of the laws and the Bill of Rights, including freedom of expression.
2 Constitutional Law Seminar / Lawrence, Mic.579C 001 97HHGA T/10:30am-12:10pm 20 341 Final Paper, U
This seminar on constitutional theory goes beyond the doctrinal analysis of the topics covered in introductory constitutional law courses to ask deeper normative questions about the United States constitutional system.
3 Consumer Law / Chen, Jam.593G 001 97HHGB MW/2:00pm-3:15pm 16 341 Final Paper,
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
2 Contract Drafting / Lawrence, Dea.594A 001 97HHGC R/8:30am-10:10am 20 325 No Exam, E S
The specific purpose of this class is to use contract principles that the student has learned in the first year as a vehicle to develop the student's abilities as a planner and counselor. It will involve the study of some of the common pitfalls encountered in contract drafting and called upon to perform specific exercises in which the student will use her/his basic knowledge of contracts to draft various documents. In the course of the drafting, the student will be required to predict what may happen, provide for that contingency and attempt to protect the client.
Prerequisite(s): Contracts
2 Contract Drafting / Barr, Nak.594A 002 97HHGD W/8:30am-10:10am 20 344 No Exam, E S
The specific purpose of this class is to use contract principles that the student has learned in the first year as a vehicle to develop the student's abilities as a planner and counselor. It will involve the study of some of the common pitfalls encountered in contract drafting and called upon to perform specific exercises in which the student will use her/his basic knowledge of contracts to draft various documents. In the course of the drafting, the student will be required to predict what may happen, provide for that contingency and attempt to protect the client.
Prerequisite(s): Contracts
3 Copyright Law / Pager, Sea.533B 001 97HHGH TR/1:30pm-2:45pm 45 346 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 375) According to Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution, Congress has the power to promote the "progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries." Congress has adopted copyright statutes to protect forms of expression, which include computer software. This course will explore the history of copyright protection, with a particular emphasis on entertainment litigation.
3 Corporate Finance / Spoon, Ell.508B 001 97HHGJ MW/2:00pm-3:15pm 40 346 05-03-2017 8:30 AM S
(Formerly DCL 380) In Corporate Finance the principles of accounting and valuation and the basic financial environment of closely held companies and public companies will be examined. Building on this foundation, the fundamental issues surrounding common stock, preferred stock and debt will be analyzed. Finally, all these fundamentals will be applied in examining financial issues with mergers and acquisitions and tender offers and in understanding how "deals" are done. Students who have not taken Business Enterprises are permitted to enroll in this course if they are simultaneously enrolled in Business Enterprises.
Prerequisite(s): Business Enterprises
2 Corporate Governance and Compliance / Hall, Cur.508F 301 97HHGK T/5:45pm-7:25pm 20 345 Final Paper,
(Formerly Corporate Law and Policy: Corporate Governance and Compliance) A survey of issues in corporate governance and compliance in light of the legal risks faced by corporations and corporate directors and officers in the legal environment presented by securities law, antitrust, tort law, environmental law, and other sources of liability. Specific topics include risk management, Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley, internal compliance programs, and corporate codes of conduct and codes of behavior.
3 Corporate Income Taxation / Wease, Jos.508C 001 97HHGM MW/10:30am-11:45am 30 324 05-09-2017 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 465) The course will focus on federal income taxation of corporations and shareholders, the tax consequences of choice of entity, the formation and liquidations of corporations, the taxation of corporations and shareholders, and the tax aspects of S corporations. EITHER Basic Income Tax A OR Basic Income Tax B fulfills the prerequisite. If the system will not let you register with either of these prerequisites, please contact the Registrar's Office.
Prerequisite(s): Basic Income Taxation A, Basic Income Taxation B
3 Corporate Law & Finance Seminar / Walther, Ben.508N 001 97HHGN TR/1:30pm-2:45pm 20 335 Final Paper, U
This advanced course in corporate law and corporate finance explores complex issues in contemporary law, with a focus on issues likely to arise in a sophisticated real-world corporate or transactional practice. Students will also receive instruction on and significant practice with writing skills, especially those necessary for success in a business law practice. Course work will include memo-writing and a final paper, with extensive and highly detailed comments from the professor. Course reading materials emphasize very recent cases, so as to focus learning on the law as it exists today.
Prerequisite(s): Business Enterprises
2 Corporate Law Colloquium / Bean, Bru.508M 001 97HHGP T/3:30pm-5:10pm 20 325 Final Paper, A U
This Colloquium is for students who have an interest in a specific corporate law topic, triggered by their participation in Business Enterprises, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance or another course and who wish to delve deeply into their topic. Students will independently research their approved topic and educate Colloquium members through formal presentations. Each participant will also present a discussion draft and final paper on their topic. ULWR credit is available.
Prerequisite(s): Business Enterprises
3 Criminal Procedure: Investigation / Grosso, Cat.616B 001 97HHGV MW/8:30am-9:45am 80 474 05-08-2017 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 Criminal Trial Advocacy - PreTrial / Kaplan, Ste.617A 301 97HHGW R/5:45pm-7:25pm 30 345 05-01-2017 6:00 PM E S
(Formerly Criminal Trial I: Pre-Trial) This practical course is designed to familiarize the student with the criminal justice process. The course consists of lectures and exercises covering criminal case initiation, the initial appearance, indictments, plea negotiations, pretrial discovery and pretrial motions leading up to up to a trial. Special emphasis will be placed on criminal procedure. Because this course duplicates the content of courses in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute program, students in the FTPI may not receive academic credit for this course. the Criminal Trial Advocacy classes are not sequential and may be taken in any order.
Prerequisite(s): Criminal Law
2 Criminal Trial Advocacy Post-Conviction Remedies / Scullion, Mar.617C 001 97HHGX T/4:00pm-5:40pm 30 324 No Exam, E S
(Formerly Criminal Trial Advocacy III Post-Conviction Remedies) This course focuses on the representation issues raised during the critical stage of sentencing. The following topics are covered: duties/function of counsel, statutes, types of sentencing, indeterminate sentencing, length, sentencing plan, credit for time served, concurrent/consecutive, PSIs, considerations, habitual offender, altering sentences, probation, violations, restitution, alternatives, plea bargaining, guilty pleas, Proposal B, good time); sentencing guidelines demonstration; post-conviction motions; criminal appeals; parole; habeas corpus, state and federal; prisoners' rights; and sentencing reform/capital punishment. Criminal Trial Advocacy classes are not sequential and may be taken in any order.
2 Domestic Violence / Thronson, Ver.541B 001 97HHG2 W/4:00pm-5:40pm 20 335 Final Paper, U
(Formerly DCL 427) A historical background of Domestic Violence. Focus will be placed on understanding the nature of domestic violence, the prevention of domestic violence, and the survivor and batterer behavior.
2 E-Discovery / Candeub, Ada. & Simon, Mic.537D 001 97HHG3 T/1:30pm-3:10pm 30 324 05-05-2017 8:30 AM E
This course teaches students the law, theory, and practice of discovery of electronically stored documents and information. The course covers both the federal and Michigan state law governing the production of electronic documents, privilege, motions to compel, and protective orders—as well as the applicable professional standards. Students will be provided a theoretical understanding of the dominant computer algorithmic techniques used in e-discovery (search terms and predictive coding) as well as the legal, ethical, and technological problems each presents. Emphasis will be on hands-on work with e-discovery software.
2 Education Law / Bowman, Kri.579D 001 97HHG4 R/10:30am-12:10pm 20 341 Final Paper, U
(Formerly DCL 456) This course provides an overview of students’ rights in K-12 public schools in the United States with a focus on federal constitutional law. Specific topics covered can include free speech, search and seizure, racial and ethnic equity including desegregation, gender equity, corporal punishment, school finance, and federal statutory law including the No Child Left Behind Act. The course can be benefit individuals interested in representing districts or students, and also those who may represent a public sector client, even if employed by a private firm.
3 Employment Law / Darden, Tif.511C 001 97HHG5 MW/10:30am-11:45am 40 345 05-09-2017 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 522) This is an introductory employment law course, which will begin with the foundations of employment law, including an examination of the employment relationship and terms and conditions of employment. A substantial portion of the course will cover federal legislation and related case law, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
2 Entrepreneurial Lawyering / Grady, Ken.537E 301 97HHG6 W/6:00pm-7:40pm 40 346 Final Paper,
This course helps students understand the economic pressures, technological changes, and globalization facing the legal profession in the 21st century, and to assist students in successfully navigating their legal career given these challenges. The course explores the concept of a virtual law practice as well as the use of technology and cloud-computing in building a law practice; free and low-cost resources and tools will be shared that will help the entrepreneur-minded student identify ways to leverage leading-edge technology to defray start-up costs associated with launching a practice and to control overhead. Ethics, licensing, and malpractice issues will also be discussed. The course will be particularly useful for students who are contemplating solo practice, consulting, or engaging in an entrepreneurial venture, as well as those who are considering non-traditional uses for their law degree. Other topics to be covered include client development and networking, case studies of innovative legal services delivery mechanisms and alternative business structures, and work/life balance including the study of emotional intelligence and mindful lawyering practices. This course assumes students may (or may not) arrive with a range of experience in the use of technology we will provide training for everything needed to succeed in this course.
3 Environmental Law / Morag-Levine, Nog.566A 001 97HHG7 MW/10:30am-11:45am 20 340 05-09-2017 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 323) This course provides an introduction to the legal principles, institutions, and policy debates central to American environmental regulation. The course begins with an overview of economical and ethical justifications for environmental regulation, historical and contemporary common-law-based approaches to environmental problems, and the evolution of federal environmental law. Next the course surveys the regulatory programs enacted under major environmental statutes, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The course will focus in this connection on differences in the statutory criteria used to determine the stringency of regulation (risk-based, technology-based, and cost-benefit standards), and the choice between direct regulation and economic-incentive-based means of meeting environmental goals. Finally, discussion will turn to the challenges of environmental enforcement, and the role of agencies, courts and citizens groups in the implementation of environmental law.
3 Equity / Johnson, Cla.579F 001 97HHG8 TR/10:30am-11:45am 30 325 05-08-2017 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 333) Considered are the history and development of equity, equity jurisdiction, remedies available in equity and contempt powers.
3 Estate and Gift Taxation / Schweitzer, Law.540D 301 97HHG9 T/5:45pm-8:15pm 20 474 Final Paper,
(Formerly DCL 381) This course will examine a decedent's gross estate and the determination of appropriate deductions therefrom, including the marital deduction, as well as how the tax is computed. Issues regarding taxable gifts, deductions, exclusions and exemptions will be explored, as well as computation of gift tax.
3 European Union Law / Reifenberg, Jr., Joh.548C 001 97HHHA TR/3:30pm-4:45pm 20 344 Final Paper, A U
(Formerly DCL 447) This course provides an introduction to the legal institutions of the European Economic Community. The subjects covered include the Treaty of Rome and other relevant legal instruments, the major institutions and characteristics of community law, internal community policies, external trade policies, competition law and the future of the community. A student may not take both this and Constitutional Law of the European Union.
3 Evidence / Pucillo, Phi.500P 001 97HHHB MW/10:30am-11:45am 80 472 05-09-2017 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 220) A study of the means and methods of proof or disproof of a proposition as either permitted, required or prohibited under the Anglo-American system of jurisprudence. The rules respecting problems of remoteness and prejudice of evidence, circumstantial proof, the employment of writings, their authentication and proof of their contents. A study in depth of hearsay evidence and its status in the evidence. A thorough inquiry into the so-called "evidential preferences" of our legal system and the deficiencies of hearsay evidence as related to these preferences.
3 Evidence / Pucillo, Phi.500P 002 97HHHC MW/4:00pm-5:15pm 80 472 05-09-2017 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 220) A study of the means and methods of proof or disproof of a proposition as either permitted, required or prohibited under the Anglo-American system of jurisprudence. The rules respecting problems of remoteness and prejudice of evidence, circumstantial proof, the employment of writings, their authentication and proof of their contents. A study in depth of hearsay evidence and its status in the evidence. A thorough inquiry into the so-called "evidential preferences" of our legal system and the deficiencies of hearsay evidence as related to these preferences.
2 Federal Investigation and Prosecution / Schneider, Mat.616E 301 97HHHD M/5:45pm-7:25pm 20 344 Final Paper, U
Students will be introduced to nearly all aspects of federal criminal investigation, including identifying crimes, analyzing constitutional requirements, using a Grand Jury, dealing with cooperators and informants, engaging in undercover operations, using electronic surveillance, choosing the correct charging procedure, obtaining search and arrest warrants, and managing ethical obligations in an investigation. Students will learn how to apply the evidence obtained from an investigation in a federal prosecution. Students will learn how to analyze complex statues, argue a detention hearing, engage in plea negotiations, apply the federal sentencing guidelines, advocate at trial and sentencing, and manage ethical obligations in a prosecution.
Prerequisite(s): Criminal Procedure I
3 Health Care Law / Gulick, P. .558C 001 97HHHN TR/1:30pm-2:45pm 30 325 05-05-2017 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 458) THIS COURSE MAY BE OFFERED AS EITHER 2 OR 3 CREDITS. Survey of major aspects of substantive health care law and regulation. Topics include: 1) Health care economics, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid; 2) Health facility regulation, including quality assurance programs, licensing and Medicare-imposed operational requirements; 3) Health professional (practitioner) regulation, including board certification, licensure, medical staff credentialing and corporate practice of medicine; 4) Managed care, including organizational structures, regulation, contracting practices and vicarious liability; 5) Regulation of human subject research; 6) Personal autonomy, surrogate decisionmakers and death and dying; 7) Kickback, Fraud and Abuse and Stark II regulation of referral patterns; 8) Corporate structure and federal tax exemption of health care institutions. Medical malpractice and tort liability will not be emphasized. A final examination is required.
2 Insurance Law / Bowden, Dre.514 301 97HHHV T/5:45pm-7:25pm 20 325 05-04-2017 8:30 AM
Insurance Law addresses (i) the history and function of a variety of types of insurance (including property, life, annuities, directors and officers, and errors and omissions) (ii) issues regarding contract formation (including critical and common elements of an insurance contract), (iii) state, federal and international insurance regulation (focusing on regulation under Michigan law), (iv) reinsurance and other forms of risk transfer, (v) the insurance claims process, and (vi) defense and settlement of insurance claims. If time permits, the course may also address actuarial assumptions, predictive modeling, risk management, and sales and marketing of insurance products.
2 International Human Rights / Bitensky, Sus.548F 001 97HHHX R/4:00pm-5:40pm 40 346 05-02-2017 1:30 PM
(Formerlty DCL 418) This course explores human rights and the international legal order, background, concepts and the future. It will also consider major international agreements and their relation to local law, and remedies for the implementation of human rights.
2 International Intellectual Property Law / Pager, Sea.533E 001 97HHHY T/4:00pm-5:40pm 40 346 Final Paper, U
International Intellectual Property Law begins with overview of the purposes of intellectual property under U.S. law, then looks at rapidly developing treaty regimes, reciprocal international legislation particularly focusing on patent law, and international cases for the protection of scientific invention and ownership issues in the global markets that affect the rights of authors and inventors. Some attention will also focus on United States export control laws.
2 International Sale of Goods / Reifenberg, Jr., Joh.548G 001 97HHHZ T/10:30am-12:10pm 40 345 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 478) A study of international sales law under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Similarities and contrasts with sales law under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code will be investigated. Also addressed are the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts.
1 Introduction to Islamic Law / Khalil, Moh.545F 001 97HHH3 T/4:00pm-5:40pm 1-10-17 to 2-21-17 20 340 02-28-2017 4:00 PM
The study of Islamic legal philosophy and the historical evolution of Islamic legal and jurisprudential systems that will include origins, nature, sources, and interpretive methodologies of classical Islamic law, and the main institution for upholding this law, the madhhab, or school of law, examining its development from the formative to the post-formative periods and highlighting important controversies generated along the way; Early encounter of Islamic law with modernity; and Exploration of several contemporary topics that have served as catalysts for new tensions and alternative approaches and interpretive theories.
3 Juvenile Law / Darden, Tif.541K 001 97HHH4 MW/2:00pm-3:15pm 20 344 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.
2 King Scholars Seminar / Saunders, Kev.626D 001 97HHH5 W/4:00pm-5:40pm 20 341 Final Paper, U
(Formerly DCL 404) Students who have a King Scholarship must enroll for the King Scholars Senior Paper course in their last regular semester at the Law College.
Prerequisite(s): King Scholars Jurisprudence
3 Law and Economics / Mercuro, Nic.515 001 97HHH6 MW/4:00pm-5:15pm 30 325 05-05-2017 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 443) Law and Economics, (alternatively named "the economics of legal relationships" or perhaps more accurately, "the economic analysis of law") is defined as the application of economic theory – primarily microeconomics and the basic concepts of welfare economics – to examine the formation, structure, processes, and the economic impact of law and legal institutions. The purpose of this course is to: (1) provide a brief review of microeconomic theory sufficient to (2) undertake a survey (the history, the people, and their ideas) of the dominant schools of thought that comprise the field of Law and Economics including i) the Chicago approach to law and economics, ii) the New Haven school, iii) public choice theory, iv) social norms and Law and Economics, v) Austrian law and economics, vi) institutional law and economics, and vii) the new institutional economics. Each of these schools of thought places a significant emphasis on the interrelations between law and economy. The goal is to have you understand the jurisprudential niche occupied by these several schools of thought and their impact on present-day legal scholarship... to get a sense of the “lay of the land;” no attempt is made to critique the schools or the ideas contained therein. The materials covered in this class are of fundamental importance not only for those working in the fields of economics and law, but also to those in the contiguous disciplines of political science, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. Prerequisite: an understanding of the principles of microeconomics.
Prerequisite(s): After taking this course, students may not take Analytical Methods for Lawyers - Microeconomics (509A), nor may they be taken concurrently.
0 Law Externship Seminar / Rosa, Jen.625D 001 97JT9A Arranged 6 No Exam, P
Classroom component for students enrolled in an externship.
0 Law Externship Seminar / Werntz, Hei.625D 002 97JT9B Arranged 10 No Exam, P
Classroom component for students enrolled in an externship.
0 Law Externship Seminar / Rosa, Jen.625D 730 97JT9C Arranged 6 No Exam, P
Classroom component for students enrolled in an externship.
0 Law Externship Seminar / Rosa, Jen.625D 731 97JT9D Arranged 13 No Exam, P
Classroom component for students enrolled in an externship.
2 Law Practice Management / Wagner, Dou.592 001 97HHH7 R/10:30am-12:10pm 20 335 Final Paper,
This course focuses on the business fundamentals needed to build a strong law practice of sustaining value, regardless of firm size. It introduces students to the common forms of private practice (partnership, professional corporations and sole practitioners), governance, economic considerations, compensation systems, personnel management, necessary capital investment, systems development and compliance issues. It also examines individual practice management challenges, such as personal marketing, client management, pricing and project management, personal business planning and managing professional relationships.
3 Legal Analysis and Writing / McNally, Ver.600J 001 97HHMA TR/3:30pm-4:45pm 53 472 04-20-2017 3:30 PM P
This course will prepare students for success on the bar exam by focusing on three subjects tested on the MBE. Students will improve their ability to respond to multiple-choice MBE questions and narrative MEE questions, receiving formative feedback on essay writing. At the end of each of the three sections of the class, an exam will test students' mastery of the material through multiple-choice and essay questions. A cumulative final will not be given.
2 Legal Issues with Energy Development and Wildlife / Bambery, Car.565C 001 97HHJC M/8:00am-9:40am 20 335 Final Paper,
This course will explore emerging issues in energy law and policy that relate to fish and wildlife.
3 Legislation / Staszewski, Gle.579P 001 97HHJD MW/2:00pm-3:15pm 30 324 05-03-2017 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 329) This course starts with the premise that understanding the legislative process is important for sophisticated legal analysis in an age of legislation. The course therefore studies different theories of the legislative process, as well as the accompanying doctrines and theories of statutory interpretation. It also examines structures of representative democracy and deliberative decision making, including the principle of "one person, one vote," reapportionment of legislative districts, term limits, the line-item veto, and regulations of campaign finance. Finally, the course considers the use of direct democracy as an alternative to republican government and examines the role of administrative agencies in the implementation and interpretation of statutes. By the end of the semester, students will have a greater understanding of the various public law institutions in the United States, their relationships to one another, and how this knowledge can be used to construct persuasive arguments regarding the application of positive law to particular legal problems.
2 Legislative Drafting / Kellner, Ken.579M 730 97HHJF T/7:00pm-8:40pm 10 324 Take Home Exam,
Legislation, whether it is public legislation such as constitutional provisions, statutes, administrative rules, or regulatory orders or private legislation such as wills, contracts, leases, or trusts, has come to have a greater impact on everyday life than the common law. This has resulted in a greater need for attorneys who have developed the unique set of skills required for legislative drafting. This course provides students with an introduction to legislative drafting, particularly in the realm of public legislation. The course will explore the history of legislative drafting; the process of legislative drafting; legislative procedure; and the language, structure, and grammar of legislation. By the end of the course, students should have acquired the basic skills needed to draft legislation, whether as a general practitioner, public interest group attorney, lobbyist, legislator, or legislative staff member.
3 Licensing Intellectual Property / Carter-Johnson, Jen.533F 001 97HHJG MW/2:00pm-3:15pm 30 325 05-03-2017 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 516) The class focuses on managing an intellectual property portfolio to maximize a client's return on investment in intellectual property assets. Unlike other intellectual property courses that focus on obtaining intellectual property rights, the scope of those rights, and the remedies for infringing, this course emphasizes the identification, valuation, and management of intellectual property assets both as a source of revenue and as part of a larger offensive or defensive litigation strategy. Topics covered also include intellectual property assets, management, and licensing in the context of tax and antitrust law. Students will be required to draft part of a license agreement or agreement to transfer ownership of an intellectual property asset. Time permitting, this course will also cover cross-border intellectual property transactions. At the conclusion of this course, a student should appreciate the role of intellectual property as part of creation and management of a larger enterprise.
3 Mergers and Acquisitions / Walther, Ben.516 001 97HHJJ TR/4:00pm-5:15pm 40 345 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 505) Overview of issues relating to business combinations. The course includes a transactional perspective on mergers and acquisitions, with some consideration of the social and economic significance of business combinations. Attention will be paid to relevant statutes, negotiation, acquisition documents, valuation methodologies, and characteristic problems in negotiated acquisitions, in addition to careful examination of takeover defenses and Delaware case law. Simulations and drafting exercises may be a component.
Prerequisite(s): Business Enterprises
3 Mortgage Finance / Spoon, Ell.517A 001 97HHJK MW/10:30am-11:45am 40 346 05-09-2017 1:30 PM S
(Formerly Mortgage Banking Law) This course will explore in depth the various legal issues in the mortgage banking industry, a trillion dollar industry at the heart of the U.S. economy. The focus will be primarily on the residential mortgage segment, as that is the larger and more familiar part of the industry. (Formerly DCL 466) The course will examine the "life" of a residential mortgage loan, including its origination between a consumer and a mortgage lender, on the one hand, and its metamorphosis into part of the international capital market, on the other. More particularly, the course will involve analysis of the uniform note and mortgage; examination of non-conventional types of residential finance; survey of applicable federal laws and regulations (including Truth-in-Lending, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, etc.); review of agreements used in the origination and sale of residential mortgage loans; and consideration of the mechanics of securitization of mortgage loans. This will be an interdisciplinary course where students will be able to use concepts of real estate law, consumer law, commercial transactions and securities law.
3 Mortgages / Johnson, Cla.593C 001 97HHJM TR/1:30pm-2:45pm 80 471 05-05-2017 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 406) This course considers various aspects of the law of suretyship and real property security, including land mortgages, land contracts, right to rents and profits before and after foreclosure sale, redemption, subordination agreements, circuity problems under contradictory systems of priorities pursuant to state and federal law, and security interests in fixtures under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and the land law.
Prerequisite(s): Property
2 Negotiation / Basta, Jos.591C 001 97HHJN T/10:30am-12:10pm 20 335 Take Home 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 Negotiation / Raheem, Ant.591C 002 97HHJP W/8:30am-10:10am 20 335 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 No-Fault Insurance Law / Sinas, Ste. & Sinas, Geo. & Waldman, Bry.595 301 97HHJR W/6:00pm-7:40pm 30 345 05-02-2017 6:00 PM
(Formerly DCL 319) This course will provide an in-depth look at Michigan's version of the no-fault concept. Statutory and case precedent dealing with such issues as coverage, first-party benefits and limits on recovery will be explored. Also, the policy behind and practical application of the no-fault "threshold" will be studied.
2 Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations / Cutler, Art.572G 730 97HHJT R/7:00pm-8:40pm 10 324 No Exam,
The nonprofit sector is essential to society's economy and identity. It's also a growing and interesting legal practice area. This class will examine the formation, governance, operation and the legal framework of non-profit, tax-exempt organizations. Topics include the law governing nonprofits; the skills necessary to create, operate, and advocate for nonprofit organizations; determining the legal form of the organization; tax exempt status; fundralsing (charitable giving, solicitations, legal regulation of such activities); duties and responsibilities of the board of directors; liability of nonprofit organizations; and ethical issues for nonprofits. Guest speakers from area non profits will supplement the readings and discussion. Readings will Include case studies, as well as cases and articles from legal and business sources. A field trip to a nonprofit organization may be taken. Class project involves a case study of a nonprofit, advising the nonprofit organization where appropriate, assisting the nonprofit in organizing, establishing organizational and operational documents, filing for tax exempt status, and/or creating operational policies.
2 Patent Litigation / Mettes, Lin. & Murphy, Kri.533R 001 97HHJU M/4:00pm-5:40pm 20 341 No Exam,
This course shall consider strategies and procedures pertaining to patent litigation in the U.S. federal courts. Details of the Patent Act and case law shall be analyzed with regard to discovery, motion practice, trial practice, infringement, invalidity and remedies. No technical degree is required. It is recommended students complete Civil Procedure I and II and Patent Law before enrolling in this course.
3 Quantitative Analysis for Lawyers / Linna Jr., Dan.637E 001 97HHJZ MW/10:30am-11:45am 20 344 No Exam,
This is an applied course designed to introduce students to various modes of quantitative thinking. The goals of this course are (1) to prepare students to be knowledgeable consumers of quantitative information as practicing lawyers and (2) to prepare students for technology infused law practice of the 21st Century. Course modules include (a) research design, (b) statistics in the courtroom, (c) introduction to probability and basic statistics, (d) data distributions, (e) statistical tests (f) regression analysis, (g) quantitative legal prediction and (h) a brief introduction to legal automation and the technology infused law practice of the present (and not so distant future).
Prerequisite(s): After taking this course, students may not take Analytical Methods for Lawyers-Statistics (509B), nor may they be taken concurrently.
2 Refugee and Asylum Law Seminar / Jordan, Eli.541U 301 97HHJ2 M/6:00pm-7:40pm 20 335 Final Paper, U
This course will provide an overview of refugee and asylum law in the United States. It will explore the contours of the refugee definition and each element of an asylum claim by looking at statutes, regulations, treaties, and relevant case law. The course will compare the related protections of withholding of removal and relief under the Convention Against Torture. Finally, the course will discuss U.S. asylum procedure generally, and bars to asylum, both substantive and procedural. 
3 Sales and Leases / Barnhizer, Dan.501F 001 97HHJ4 MW/8:30am-9:45am 45 346 05-08-2017 8:30 AM
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
3 Sales and Leases / Lawton, Ann.501F 002 97HHJ5 TR/8:30am-9:45am 80 472 05-02-2017 8:30 AM
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
1 Scientific Research Regulation / Carter-Johnson, Jen.558Y 001 97HHJ6 M/10:30am-11:20am 8 341 No Exam, P
This seminar will focus on the legal, ethical and regulatory issues surrounding a given aspect of scientific research. Some semesters may focus on a specific technology while others may focus on an issue raised by scientific research in general. Students will work in teams to produce a work product that is useful to the larger MSU research community. Examples of the semester output may include a book, a campus-wide symposium, or a series of white papers to help researchers understand rights and regulations surrounding the topic.
Prerequisite(s): Enrollment by permission only.
2 Secured Transactions / Johnson, Cla.501E 001 97HHJ7 TR/9:00am-9:50am 100 471 05-02-2017 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 240) Covers the process of financing the sale of goods, the secured transaction under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, including creation, perfection, priority of security interests in personal property and default procedures.
2 Sports Law / Schneider, Deb.609 301 97HHJ8 W/6:00pm-7:40pm 20 324 Final Paper,
(Formerly DCL 351) This course explores the legal structure of and problems surrounding amateur and professional sports leagues and associations. Included will be an examination of the role of the collective bargaining process, representation of the professional athlete, individual contracts and arbitration in professional sports, anti-trust law implications and common problem areas, including the particular place of tort and criminal law in professional and amateur sports. 
2 Torts II / Kalt, Bri.525 001 97HHKC MW/2:00pm-2:50pm 40 345 05-03-2017 1:30 PM
This course surveys specialized torts such as nuisance, defamation, privacy, civil rights, misuse of legal procedure, misrepresentation, interference with advantageous relationships, torts in the age of statutes, and alternative compensation systems.
Prerequisite(s): Torts
2 Trademark Law and Unfair Competition Law / Blattner, Joh.533N 301 97HHKD M/6:00pm-7:40pm 20 341 05-02-2017 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.
2 Trial Practice Institute-Pretrial II / Sherman, Ann.623C 301 97HHKE M/5:45pm-7:25pm 16 325 No Exam, E S
(Formerly DCL 513) Must be in the Trial Practice Institute program. Pretrial II focuses on the fundamental approaches of persuasion, elements of advocacy and methods of effective presentation. The class is divided into four teams of four people which are then assigned depositions of witnesses in a problem with fact, lay and expert witnesses. At the conclusion of the deposition phase of the problem, motions in limine are prepared and argued by each team. Additionally, a facilitative mediation brief is prepared by all teams and argued. At the conclusion of the class, opening statements are prepared and presented by each one of the teams. The students will be prepared at the end of the course for the elements of the Trial I course that will commence in the second year of the program. Must be in the Trial Practice Institute program. Because certain non-TPI courses duplicate the content of this course, students may not also receive academic credit for the following courses: Applied Evidence, Civil Trial Advocacy I, Civil Trial Advocacy II, Client Counseling and Interviewing, Criminal Trial Advocacy I - Pre-Trial, Criminal Trial Advocacy II - Trial II.
2 Trial Practice Institute-Pretrial II / McNally, Ver.623C 001 97HHKF T/1:30pm-3:10pm 16 428 No Exam, E S
(Formerly DCL 513) Must be in the Trial Practice Institute program. Pretrial II focuses on the fundamental approaches of persuasion, elements of advocacy and methods of effective presentation. The class is divided into four teams of four people which are then assigned depositions of witnesses in a problem with fact, lay and expert witnesses. At the conclusion of the deposition phase of the problem, motions in limine are prepared and argued by each team. Additionally, a facilitative mediation brief is prepared by all teams and argued. At the conclusion of the class, opening statements are prepared and presented by each one of the teams. The students will be prepared at the end of the course for the elements of the Trial I course that will commence in the second year of the program. 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-Trial II / Aquilina, Ros.623E 301 97HHKG T/6:00pm-8:30pm See notes for final trial dates 16 428 E S **
(Formerly DCL 542 and DCL 565, Formerly Trial Practice Institute-Trial IIA and Trial Practice Institute-Trial IIB ) Must be in the Trial Practice Institute program. This course caps the trial training program at Michigan State University-DCL College of Law. The purpose of the course is to provide graduating seniors with the opportunity to use the skills and education they have received to handle a complete criminal case, from their initial interview with the client (or making the charging decision based upon a law enforcement investigation and request for warrant). This program is unique in that the defendant, law enforcement witnesses, civilian witnesses, and expert witnesses will be students from the Michigan State University, Department of Theatre. The expert witnesses will be students from the Michigan State University Medical School. The objective for all students involved is to have hands on experience related to their particular college and curriculum at Michigan State University. Law students will have an opportunity to take a criminal case from start to finish, investigating the facts of the case, preparing for all aspects of the case through the development of the theory of the case, interviewing witnesses, conducting the preliminary examination, motion practice and culminating with the trial itself. The goal is to provide an opportunity to put into practice what students have learned over their law school career at MSU College of Law. Must be in the Trial Practice Institute program. Because certain non-TPI courses duplicate the content of this course, students may not also receive academic credit for the following courses: Applied Evidence, Civil Trial Advocacy I, Civil Trial Advocacy II, Client Counseling and Interviewing, Criminal Trial Advocacy I - Pre-Trial, Criminal Trial Advocacy II - Trial II.
Footnote(s): Final Trial Dates April 21-23
3 Trial Practice Institute-Trial II / Schafer, Ron.623E 302 97HHKH W/6:00pm-8:30pm See notes for final trial dates 16 428 E S **
(Formerly DCL 542 and DCL 565, Formerly Trial Practice Institute-Trial IIA and Trial Practice Institute-Trial IIB ) Must be in the Trial Practice Institute program. This course caps the trial training program at Michigan State University-DCL College of Law. The purpose of the course is to provide graduating seniors with the opportunity to use the skills and education they have received to handle a complete criminal case, from their initial interview with the client (or making the charging decision based upon a law enforcement investigation and request for warrant). This program is unique in that the defendant, law enforcement witnesses, civilian witnesses, and expert witnesses will be students from the Michigan State University, Department of Theatre. The expert witnesses will be students from the Michigan State University Medical School. The objective for all students involved is to have hands on experience related to their particular college and curriculum at Michigan State University. Law students will have an opportunity to take a criminal case from start to finish, investigating the facts of the case, preparing for all aspects of the case through the development of the theory of the case, interviewing witnesses, conducting the preliminary examination, motion practice and culminating with the trial itself. The goal is to provide an opportunity to put into practice what students have learned over their law school career at MSU College of Law. Must be in the Trial Practice Institute program. Because certain non-TPI courses duplicate the content of this course, students may not also receive academic credit for the following courses: Applied Evidence, Civil Trial Advocacy I, Civil Trial Advocacy II, Client Counseling and Interviewing, Criminal Trial Advocacy I - Pre-Trial, Criminal Trial Advocacy II - Trial II.
Footnote(s): Final Trial Dates April 21-23
1 Trial Practice Institute: Theatrical Skills - Advocacy as a Performing Art / Job, Mar.623A 001 97HHKK T/10:10am-12:10pm 3/14/17 to 4/18/17 16 428 No Exam,
(Formerly DCL 533) A 7 week workshop designed to enhance a students' advocacy skills through application of actor training techniques by increasing student awareness of the ability to communicate effectively with both voice and body. The course consists of one 1 hour 50 minute session per week for 7 weeks in which students will participate in various acting exercises and improvisations emphasizing effective use of body language and physical expressiveness, developing spontaneity in presenting prepared material, exploring the rhetorical hooks and vocal nuances essential to persuasive speaking and strengthening storytelling skills. At the end of the workshop, students will present a public speech by a current or historical speaker as if it was an opening or closing argument to a jury. 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: Theatrical Skills - Advocacy as a Performing Art / Ferris, Tom.623A 002 97HHKM W/2:00pm-3:40pm 3-1-17 to 4-19-17 16 428 No Exam,
(Formerly DCL 533) A 7 week workshop designed to enhance a students' advocacy skills through application of actor training techniques by increasing student awareness of the ability to communicate effectively with both voice and body. The course consists of one 1 hour 50 minute session per week for 7 weeks in which students will participate in various acting exercises and improvisations emphasizing effective use of body language and physical expressiveness, developing spontaneity in presenting prepared material, exploring the rhetorical hooks and vocal nuances essential to persuasive speaking and strengthening storytelling skills. At the end of the workshop, students will present a public speech by a current or historical speaker as if it was an opening or closing argument to a jury. 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 / Ten Brink, Cha.501D 001 97HHKN MW/4:00pm-5:15pm 80 471 05-05-2017 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 Workers' Compensation / Bruce-Erickson, Car.610 001 97HHKP M/4:00pm-6:30pm 40 346 05-05-2017 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 389) This course involves the study of the principal provisions of the Michigan Workers' Disability Compensation Act and decisions thereunder, notably in respect to compensability, benefits and proceedings before the Compensation Bureau.
Top, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

Miscellaneous
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
Var Appellate Competition / Zimbelman, Jes.627Q 003 97HHTB Arranged 3 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
Var Appellate Competition / Copland, Jen.627Q 002 97HHTA Arranged 2 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
Var Appellate Competition / Costello, Nan.627Q 001 97HHNV Arranged 4 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
Var Appellate Competition / Copland, Jen.627Q 004 97HHTC Arranged 3 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
Var Appellate Competition / LaRose, Ste.627Q 005 97HHTD Arranged 2 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
Var Appellate Competition / LaRose, Ste.627Q 006 97HHTE Arranged 2 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
Var Appellate Competition / Stokstad, Pau.627Q 007 97HHTF Arranged 3 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
Var Appellate Competition / Pucillo, Phi.627Q 008 97HHTG Arranged 2 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
Var Appellate Competition / Copland, Jen.627Q 009 97HHTH Arranged 3 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
Var Appellate Competition / Copland, Jen.627Q 010 97HHTJ Arranged 3 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
Var Appellate Competition / Copland, Jen.627Q 011 97HHTK Arranged 3 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
Var Appellate Competition / Copland, Jen.627Q 012 97HHTM Arranged 1 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
Var Appellate Competition / Copland, Jen.627Q 013 97HHTN Arranged 2 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
Var Appellate Competition / Carter-Johnson, Jen.627Q 014 97HHTR Arranged 4 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
Var Appellate Competition / Carter-Johnson, Jen.627Q 015 97HHTS Arranged 8 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 / Fort, Kat.627Q 016 97JUG3 Arranged 3 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 / Reifenberg, Jr., Joh.627Q 017 97JVEK Arranged 2 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
1-2 Trial Competition / McNally, Ver.627R 001 97JUBX Arranged 5 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
1-2 Trial Competition / McNally, Ver.627R 002 97JUBY Arranged 8 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
2 Trial Competition / McNally, Ver.627R 003 97JUBZ Arranged 2 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
4 Chance at Childhood Clinic / Kozakiewicz, Jos.631F 001 97HHFT Arranged 6 Clinic 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.
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
Var Civil Rights Clinic I / Manville, Dan.630X 001 97HHFV TR/10:30am-12:10pm 3 Clinic 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.
Var Civil Rights Clinic II / Manville, Dan.630Z 001 97HHFW TR/10:30am-12:10pm 6 Clinic 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
5 Conflict Resolution Clinic I / Pappas, Bri.631D 001 97HHF3 W/12:00pm-5:00pm F/8:00am-12:00pm 7 No Exam, E P S
This clinic will focus on teaching students to be problem solvers which is a fundamental skill that lawyers need regardless of the work they do or the setting in which they do this work. The primary method of problem solving that the students will learn is mediation which is increasingly used by lawyers and sometimes mandated by courts, agencies, and organizations to resolve controversies. This course will provide an opportunity to learn the theory, skills, and professionalism issues associated with mediation and conflict resolution. Students will have opportunities to hone and enhance their learning by applying their skills to real problems presented by real people. By doing so, they will provide access to justice to people who would otherwise be unable to afford services. Professionalism and ethics will be an essential component of the program. Students will be expected to identify, research, and discuss the challenges that they are facing with an eye towards what kind of professional they want to become no matter where they work. They will not only look at the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct for Lawyers and the Michigan Supreme Court Standards of Conduct for Mediators to inform their discussions, they will be expected to consider the cultural, economic, psychological, moral, policy, and personal implications of choices that they make. A key component of the clinic is to train students to be reflective practitioners who continue to learn from their experiences for the rest of their professional lives. The students will explicitly be taught to engage in meaningful reflection about their own work and the work of the other professionals with whom they come into contact. Enrollment is by permission only
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis or Research, Writing and Analysis: Criminal Law Perspective or Research, Writing and Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective; and Advocacy.
Var Conflict Resolution Clinic II / Pappas, Bri.631E 001 97HHF4 Arranged 3 No Exam, E P S
A supplement to Conflict Resolution Clinic I, open to students who have successfully completed Conflict Resolution Clinic I, and who have been invited to participate for a second semester. Credits for this course will be accorded on a sliding scale of two to four credits.
Prerequisite(s): Conflict Resolution Clinic I
6 Food Law Clinic I / Patel, Jay.631M 001 97HHHE F/11:00am-2:00pm 6 Clinic No Exam, E P S
Students will provide legal services to nonprofits and low-income individuals working with food and agriculture. Students will develop an understanding of the issues confronting agriculture and food access in cities, including Detroit, Michigan.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis Advocacy
Var Housing Law Clinic I / Gilmore, Bri.630V 001 97HHHP TR/10:30am-12:10pm 5 Clinic 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.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II,Research, Writing and Analysis, Advocacy
Var Housing Law Clinic II / Gilmore, Bri.630W 001 97HHHR Arranged 5 Clinic 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, Dav. & Thronson, Ver.630R 001 97HHHS F/10:00am-12:00pm 11 Clinic 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).
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II or Research, Writing & Analysis, Advocacy
Var Immigration Law Clinic II / Thronson, Dav. & Thronson, Ver.630S 001 97HHHT Arranged 3 Clinic 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
Var Indian Law Clinic II / Fort, Kat.631K 001 97HHHU Arranged 4 Clinic 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
4 Plea and Sentencing Clinic II / Smith, Chr.630Q 001 97HHJV F/1:00pm-3:00pm 8 Clinic No Exam, E P S
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only. This Clinic provides an opportunity to continue client representation conducted in Plea and Sentencing Clinic I. It also provides for assignments of more complex cases, and an opportunity to assist with mentoring of Clinic I students. This course is by invitation only. In addition to identified class times, students enrolled in Plea and Sentencing Clinic II must work a minimum of 16 hours at the clinic or at the State Appellate Defender Office's downtown Lansing location each week (in general, each student can expect to expend 16 to 20 hours of time weekly in addition to any class times). Some travel time to clients' locations or to circuit courts may be required, depending upon the cases assigned to the student. Please see the clinics' website for additional information.
Prerequisite(s): Plea and Sentencing Clinic I
6 Tax Clinic I / Wease, Jos.630C 001 97HHJ9 MW/2:00pm-3:40pm see notes 11 Clinic 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): Midterm exam TBD
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 97HHKA Arranged 7 Clinic 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

D.C. Program
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
3 Administrative Law: Food Safety and Labeling / Copland, Jen.810K 730 97HHEM Online This section for students in the DC Program 5 Take Home Exam, P
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 Advertising Law-Food Focus / Ekonomon, Ada.810T 731 97HHES Online This section for students in the DC Program 3 Take Home Exam, P
This course covers the regulation of advertising consumer products in the United States with a focus on the advertising of food products. Topics may include the general rules governing advertising, the various types of claims, including claims associated with food and FDA regulated claims, understanding claims vs. puffery, comparative advertising, evaluating the required substantiation required to support various types of claims, environmental marketing claims (“green” claims), the use of endorsements and testimonials, issues in advertising in social media, the right of publicity (use of one’s name and likeness in advertising activities), the regulation of consumer contests and sweepstakes, intellectual property issues in advertising, and some miscellaneous topics such as ambush marketing and native advertising.
Prerequisite(s): This course intended for students in the Global Food Law program
2 Dispute Resolution and Technology / Prew, Lau.505J 730 97HHGZ Online This section for students in the DC Program 7 Take Home Exam, P
(Formerly known as Online Dispute Resolution)This course introduces students to the evolving field of online dispute resolution (ODR). Students will examine how technology can facilitate dispute resolution. Specific topics will include:-The history and evolution of ODR -The nature of online practices, interactions, and disputes -Implications for dispute resolution across cultural and political boundaries -ODR systems and applications -The future of information technology in conflict avoidance and conflict management in online contexts. -Analysis of online communications as compared to communications that are F2F (face to face) -Throughout the course students will consider ethical and other professional and practical implications of ODR for parties, counsel, neutrals, and other participants. There are no particular prerequisites for this course, and no prior knowledge or experience in technology or alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is assumed. Note that the course is not intended to serve as a substitute for a foundational ADR course. This is a hands-on, experiential, skills building course. Students will analyze various online dispute resolution platforms and resolve simulated disputes using such technologies. Online content will be in the form of readings, audio lectures, powerpoints, threaded discussions, and participation in simulations or other ODR exercises.
2 Legislative Drafting / Kellner, Ken.579M 301 97HHJE T/7:00pm-8:40pm 6 In D.C. Take Home Exam, P
Legislation, whether it is public legislation such as constitutional provisions, statutes, administrative rules, or regulatory orders or private legislation such as wills, contracts, leases, or trusts, has come to have a greater impact on everyday life than the common law. This has resulted in a greater need for attorneys who have developed the unique set of skills required for legislative drafting. This course provides students with an introduction to legislative drafting, particularly in the realm of public legislation. The course will explore the history of legislative drafting; the process of legislative drafting; legislative procedure; and the language, structure, and grammar of legislation. By the end of the course, students should have acquired the basic skills needed to draft legislation, whether as a general practitioner, public interest group attorney, lobbyist, legislator, or legislative staff member.
2 Media Law Online / Costello, Nan.533G 730 97HHJH Online this section for students in the DC program 5 Take Home Exam, P
The online Media Law course will include recorded lectures punctuated by several videos, recorded music, visual images and news clips to illustrate legal concepts such as defamation, copyright infringement, intrusion into privacy, false light, right to publicity, and other causes of action covered by the course. The online class will include recorded talks by special presenters. A taped panel discussion featuring journalists, bloggers and First Amendment attorneys would also be included.
2 Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations / Cutler, Art.572G 301 97HHJS R/7:00pm-8:40pm 5 In D.C. No Exam, P
The nonprofit sector is essential to society's economy and identity. It's also a growing and interesting legal practice area. This class will examine the formation, governance, operation and the legal framework of non-profit, tax-exempt organizations. Topics include the law governing nonprofits; the skills necessary to create, operate, and advocate for nonprofit organizations; determining the legal form of the organization; tax exempt status; fundralsing (charitable giving, solicitations, legal regulation of such activities); duties and responsibilities of the board of directors; liability of nonprofit organizations; and ethical issues for nonprofits. Guest speakers from area non profits will supplement the readings and discussion. Readings will Include case studies, as well as cases and articles from legal and business sources. A field trip to a nonprofit organization may be taken. Class project involves a case study of a nonprofit, advising the nonprofit organization where appropriate, assisting the nonprofit in organizing, establishing organizational and operational documents, filing for tax exempt status, and/or creating operational policies.
3 Regulatory Leadership in Food Law / Card-Abela, Mel.810U 731 97HHN3 Online This section for students in the DC program 1 Take Home Exam, P
In the modern regulatory state, the attorney or regulatory affairs manager is looked to for counsel on more than just the meaning of black letter law, but also for guidance and leadership in dealing with agencies, particularly in adverse or high-stakes situations. This course will provide students with an introduction to regulatory affairs through the regulation of food. Among other concepts, this course will cover: the nature of the regulatory process; the role of regulatory affairs; the practical application of regulatory affairs; tools and strategies concerning regulatory affairs; the nature of assessing and communicating risk; quality controls and management; compliance; and judicial review of agency decisions.
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

Journals
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
Var International Law Review / Bean, Bru.629A 001 97HPZ8 Arranged 45 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
Var Journal of Animal Law / Favre, Dav.629C 001 97HS53 Arranged 4 No Exam, P U
The Journal of Animal Law was the second legal journal established in North America specializing in animal law and is currently one of only three existing that is dedicated to the specialized topic of animal law. The Journal of Animal Law has been able to welcome editors from other ABA-accredited law schools in addition to MSU College of Law. The goals of the Journal of Animal Law are: -To provide volumes of legal policy materials that relate to animal law and animal welfare. -To provide expert explanation of the materials for both legal and non-legal audiences. -To be an education resource for both the lawyer and the non-lawyer. -To provide historical perspective about social and legal attitudes toward animals, and how we as a society have arrived at its present perspective. Students must satisfy the following criteria to receive Journal credit: (1) two year participation on the Journal staff/board; (2)editing and cite-checking of papers submitted to the Journal; (3)satisfy editing obligation during the first-year on Journal staff; (4)election to Journal board for final year at the Law College; and (5) fulfill leadership obligations of Board position.
Prerequisite(s): Advocacy, Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II, Research, Writing & Analysis
Var Journal of Business and Securities Law / Spoon, Ell.629D 001 97JT9S Arranged 7 Final Paper, 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
Var Law Review / Barnhizer, Dan.628 001 97HHTT Arranged 67 No Exam, P U
(Formerly DCL 790) Prerequisites: RWA I and II, credits completed and GPA Participation is by invitation or writing competition upon satisfactory completion by full-time students of two full semesters and by part-time students of three full semesters. Four semester hours of ungraded credit earned upon successful completion of a casenote, a comment and all required production work.
Prerequisite(s): Advocacy, Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II, Research, Writing & Analysis
Top, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

American Legal System - LL.M./M.J.
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
3 American Constitutional Law for LL.M. / Lawrence, Mic.806A 001 97HHFC R/3:30pm-6:00pm This section for LLM students 25 474 05-10-2017 1:30 PM
This course is for LL.M. students only. The course is designed to acquaint students with the fundamentals of the United States Constitution by surveying the Constitution’s approach to governmental structure and individual rights. Major topics include Federalism, Separation of Powers, Due Process, Equal Protection, and Freedom of Speech. Students who have taken Constitutional Law I or II are not eligible to enroll in this course.
3 Criminal Law / Aquilina, Ros.500F 004 97HHGU F/9:00am-11:30am This section for LLM students 25 345 04-28-2017 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 131) An examination of the criminal justice system, including emphasis on the role of defense counsel and prosecutor; the adversary system; ethical considerations; sources and aims of the criminal law and construction of criminal statutes; specific crimes against person, property and the state; inchoate crimes; defenses negating culpability; and the principles of responsibility and justification.
3 Research, Writing & Advocacy: International LL.M. / Svec, Ter.804 001 97HHJ3 MW/10:30am-11:45am 10 335 No Exam,
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 731 97HHEN Online This section for students in the Global Food Law program only. 15 Take Home Exam,
Administrative law is the body of constitutional, statutory, and common law principles that both constrain and seek to legitimize the exercise of powers by governmental agencies. The history of food safety and labeling regulations in the United States begins in the late 1800s and continues through present day, culminating recently in the 2011 enactment of the Food Safety Modernization Act, which creates a new system of federal oversight of domestically produced and imported food products. This course introduces students to the essential elements of administrative law and follows the basic structure of an administrative law course, but diverges from the traditional study by using cases and problems that are specific to food safety and food labeling issues in the United States. The primary goal of the class is to provide students with knowledge of the fundamental administrative law principles applied in matters involving the regulation of food and food products, and the ability to apply these principles to problems similar to those encountered in actual practice. To the extent possible, this class will be taught from a practice-oriented approach, requiring students to engage in problem-solving exercises online.Students who have taken Administrative Law (532) may not take this course.
3 Advertising Law-Food Focus / Ekonomon, Ada.810T 730 97HHER Online This section for students in the Global Food Law program only. 15 Take Home Exam,
This course covers the regulation of advertising consumer products in the United States with a focus on the advertising of food products. Topics may include the general rules governing advertising, the various types of claims, including claims associated with food and FDA regulated claims, understanding claims vs. puffery, comparative advertising, evaluating the required substantiation required to support various types of claims, environmental marketing claims (“green” claims), the use of endorsements and testimonials, issues in advertising in social media, the right of publicity (use of one’s name and likeness in advertising activities), the regulation of consumer contests and sweepstakes, intellectual property issues in advertising, and some miscellaneous topics such as ambush marketing and native advertising.
Prerequisite(s): This course intended for students in the Global Food Law program
3 Codex Alimentarius / Hegarty, P. .810F 730 97HHFZ Online This class for students in the Global Food Law program only. 10 Take Home Exam,
This course is to familiarize students with the history, development and workings of the Codex Alimentarius Commission in formulating and harmonizing food standards and ensuring their global implementation.
Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to students in the Global Food Law Program.
3 Food Regulation in Canada / Card-Abela, Mel. & Zborovski, Sar.810C 730 97HHHG Online This class for students in the Global Food Law program only. 10 No Exam,
This course is designed for anyone who must understand the legal and regulatory complexities of the flow of food and agricultural products as they make their way from the farm gate to the grocery store shelves in Canada. This course will examine federal statutes and regulations including the Canada Agricultural Products Act, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act, the Consumer Packaging and Labeling Act, the Fish Inspection Act and the Meat Inspection Act.
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 97HHHH Online This class 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 97HHHJ Online This class 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 97HHHK Online This class for students in the Global Food Law program only. 15 Take Home Exam,
This online course provides an introduction to the American legal system with a special focus on the research and writing needs of international scholars and non-lawyers (focus on American jurisprudence and Global Food Law).
Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to students in the Global Food Law Program.
3 International Food Laws and Regulations / Fortin, Nea.810D 730 97HHHW Online This class 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.
3 Regulatory Leadership in Food Law / Card-Abela, Mel.810U 730 97HHNT Online This section for students in the Global Food Law program only. 15 Take Home Exam,
In the modern regulatory state, the attorney or regulatory affairs manager is looked to for counsel on more than just the meaning of black letter law, but also for guidance and leadership in dealing with agencies, particularly in adverse or high-stakes situations. This course will provide students with an introduction to regulatory affairs through the regulation of food. Among other concepts, this course will cover: the nature of the regulatory process; the role of regulatory affairs; the practical application of regulatory affairs; tools and strategies concerning regulatory affairs; the nature of assessing and communicating risk; quality controls and management; compliance; and judicial review of agency decisions.
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