MSU College of Law

Summer 2016 Schedule

(Updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:04 PM)

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Upper Level Required
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
3 Professional Responsibility / Bullington, Cyn.500Q 301 97HDCV TR/5:30pm-8:00pm 60 474 07-07-2016 6:00 PM
(Formerly DCL 260) A course designed to acquaint the law student with many of the obligations owed by the lawyer, both individually and as a member of the legal profession, to the society in which he/she lives. In addition to a discussion of ethical problems involved in the practice of law, an overview of all phases of the profession will be undertaken, including disciplinary proceedings, the functions of Bar organizations and unauthorized practice. Students who have already taken Lawyer Regulation and Ethics in a Technology-Driven World may not take this course.
Top, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

Electives
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
2 Advanced Legal Research / Hanna, Hil.586 730 97HDCH Online 15 No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 509) The course will focus on the process and goals of legal research. Special emphasis will be placed on Internet research, but instruction will be based on function rather than format. Students will learn how to find information through the Web, on Lexis and Westlaw, and in paper. By contrasting form, speed, cost and accuracy, students will learn how to integrate these sources for the most comprehensive and economical research product. Equal emphasis will be placed on conceptual structure and practical application.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing & Analysis or RWA: IP or RWA: SJ or RWA: CL and Advocacy
2 Advanced Legal Research / Meland, Jan.586 731 97HDCJ Online 15 No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 509) The course will focus on the process and goals of legal research. Special emphasis will be placed on Internet research, but instruction will be based on function rather than format. Students will learn how to find information through the Web, on Lexis and Westlaw, and in paper. By contrasting form, speed, cost and accuracy, students will learn how to integrate these sources for the most comprehensive and economical research product. Equal emphasis will be placed on conceptual structure and practical application.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing & Analysis or RWA: IP or RWA: SJ or RWA: CL and Advocacy
2 Advanced Legal Research / Domann, Bre.586 732 97HDCK Online 15 No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 509) The course will focus on the process and goals of legal research. Special emphasis will be placed on Internet research, but instruction will be based on function rather than format. Students will learn how to find information through the Web, on Lexis and Westlaw, and in paper. By contrasting form, speed, cost and accuracy, students will learn how to integrate these sources for the most comprehensive and economical research product. Equal emphasis will be placed on conceptual structure and practical application.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing & Analysis or RWA: IP or RWA: SJ or RWA: CL and Advocacy
2 Advanced Legal Research / Bean, Bar.586 733 97HDCM Online 15 No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 509) The course will focus on the process and goals of legal research. Special emphasis will be placed on Internet research, but instruction will be based on function rather than format. Students will learn how to find information through the Web, on Lexis and Westlaw, and in paper. By contrasting form, speed, cost and accuracy, students will learn how to integrate these sources for the most comprehensive and economical research product. Equal emphasis will be placed on conceptual structure and practical application.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing & Analysis or RWA: IP or RWA: SJ or RWA: CL and Advocacy
2 Basic Income Taxation / McCormick, Amy.501K 001 97HDCN TR/2:00pm-3:40pm 60 474 07-05-2016 1:30 PM
This survey course introduces the basic concepts of federal income taxation and is ideal for students interested in learning basic information about tax law but who are not yet certain if they want to specialize in tax or business fields. Students will get practice in the skills of statutory construction and applying a broad range of legal authorities to clients’ concrete problems, skills which are valuable for all law students regardless of whether they ultimately specialize in tax. In this course, students will be exposed to tax issues that affect individuals, including sole proprietorships, and will gain an understanding of various forms of income, exclusions from income, capital gains and losses, various deductions, and other topics. The course uses a modified Socratic approach with an emphasis on problem solving that will allow students to develop facility in analyzing cases, statutes, and administrative materials. Sample examination questions are provided to allow a student to determine how well he or she learned and retained the material. The grade in the course is based on a final examination with consideration given to class participation. Students who enroll in Basic Income Taxation for 2 credits are ineligible to enroll in Basic Income Taxation for 3 credits.
3 Criminal Procedure: Investigation / Candeub, Ada.616B 730 97HDCR Online 75 07-08-2016 12:00 AM Take Home Exam,
(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.
1 Jewish Law / Levine, Sam.545N 001 97HEYC MTWRF9:30am-12:00pm June 27-July1, 2016 20 346 07-08-2016 1:30 PM
This class provides a forum for students to explore Jewish law in a comparative perspective. Following an introduction to the sources and structure of Jewish law, the course will examine areas found in both Jewish law and American law. Topics may include capital punishment,self-incrimination, confidentiality, the practice of law, and the interaction of Jewish law with other legal systems, including the American legal system and the modern Israeli legal system. Course materials will include translations of primary and secondary sources of Jewish law, as well as discussions of Jewish law in contemporary American legal scholarship. No knowledge of Hebrew or prior study of Jewish law is required for the course.
3 Secured Transactions and Practice / Payne, Kat.501J 001 97HDCW MW/2:00pm-4:55pm (no class 05-30-2016) 60 474 07-06-2016 1:30 PM S
Students may not elect this course after taking the two credit Secured Transaction course (501E). This course examines the intricacies of a secured transaction under Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. The basic course content is the same as that covered in Secured Transactions (501E) including the creation, perfection and priority of security interests in personal property. Additionally, this course will include a drafting exercise and a more in-depth examination of the secured party’s practice in the bankruptcy arena. Students will draft a security agreement and complete all necessary companion paperwork based upon the sale of a business. Prerequisites: Contracts II (500E) OR Contracts (530B)
Prerequisite(s): Contracts, Contracts II
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 Tax Clinic I / Wease, Jos.630C 001 97HD34 TR/10:00am-12:00pm - Clinic runs to the end of July 10 Clinic No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 476) Students enrolled in Tax Clinic I become "client ready" by representing clients with respect to a broad range of federal, state, and local tax controversies. Students advocate for their clients by working through a variety of administrative determinations, as well as by routinely participating in collection due process and Appeals hearings before the Internal Revenue Service and informal conferences before the Michigan Department of Treasury. In addition, they litigate cases in the United States Tax Court, the Michigan Tax Tribunal, the United States District Courts, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Michigan appellate courts. Students also counsel ESL taxpayers about their rights and responsibilities under the Internal Revenue Code, and engage in numerous outreaches designed to educate the public about tax issues and requirements. All work takes place under the guidance and close supervision of experienced clinical faculty. Class sessions focus not only on substantive tax issues, but also on professional development, ethical considerations, policy matters, and client and case management. Students must work a minimum of 196 hours - in addition to class time - during the semester, and are expected to participate in a one-day orientati1n scheduled before the beginning of the semester.
Prerequisite(s): For students admitted before Fall 2011, Research, Writing & Advocacy I and II; for students admitted in Fall 2011 and later, Research, Writing & Analysis and Advocacy.
4 Tax Clinic II / Wease, Jos.630D 001 97HD35 Arranged - Clinic runs to the end of July 6 Clinic No Exam, S
(Formerly DCL 515) Tax Clinic II is a continuing opportunity to students who have successfully completed coursework in Tax Clinic I to enable them to further refine their skills in counseling and representing clients, to take on more complex assignments, and to assist in mentoring Tax Clinic I students. Students must work a minimum of 196 hours during the semester.
Prerequisite(s): Tax Clinic I
Top, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

Study Abroad
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. #Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
1 Comparative Free Expression / Saunders, Kev.549D 001 97HD78 June 13 - 17, 2016 9:00am-11:30am 0 In Poland 06-17-2016 9:00 AM P
This course may be taught in either a lecture or seminar format. When taught as a lecture course it is case based. A number of topics in free expression are examined to see how they are differently treated in various democratic states. When taught as a seminar, there will be readings that will be discussed as a class in the first half of the course. Students will also research a topic involving free expression and its treatment in selected countries. In the second half of the course, papers the students develop will be presented to the class.
Prerequisite(s): Advocacy, Constitutional Law I, Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II, Research, Writing & Analysis
1 Constitutional Law of the European Union (Study Abroad) / Krasnicka, Iza.545C 001 97HD36 May 30-June 2, 2016 9:00am-12:00pm 0 In Poland 06-02-2016 9:00 AM P
This course is dedicated to the main problems of the structure and law of the European Union. Students will be introduced to the evolution of the European Communities and European Union and the present comparison to the federal structure of the United States. The course will also explain the specificity of the supranational character of the EU law, including the sources of law, the principles governing the legal order and the implementation of the EU law in the member states. In addition, the judicial institutions will be presented, with special emphasis on the Court of Justice of the European Union and its role in the interpretation of the EU law.
1 International Alternative Dispute Resolution / Szymanski, Chu.512N 001 97HD75 June 20 - 24, 2016 9:00am-11:30am 0 In Poland Take Home Exam, P
The two main types of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) - arbitration and mediation - have had a long history of development in the United States (US). However, the use of both forms of ADR at the international level has increased exponentially in recent years, and the rules applicable to international arbitration and mediation have developed quite differently than in the US. This course will examine the law and procedure of international ADR, with a focus on ADR in the European Union (EU) and its similarities and differences with US ADR law. The New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards will be covered, along with the procedural rules of the major ADR service providers, especially the International Chamber of Commerce and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) arbitration rules. With respect to mediation, the UNCITRAL mediation rules will be analyzed, together with applicable EU mediation law. Special attention will be given to the national mediation laws of East European states.
3 International Business Transactions / Takahashi, Koj.512B 001 97HEFT May 17-June 10, 2016 12:15pm-2:27pm 0 In Japan Take Home Exam, P
This course is an introduction to international business transactions. We will explore the following general topics: agreements for the international trading of goods, financing the international sale of goods, establishing and operating a foreign investment, the resolution of international business disputes and enforcement of dispute settlement awards.
2 International Commercial Arbitration / Takahashi, Koj.512K 001 97HEFP May 17 - June 10, 2016 10:05am-11:33am 0 In Japan 06-13-2016 10:00 AM P
International commercial arbitration is the most popular alternative dispute settlement mechanism for resolving disputes between parties arising out of international commercial transactions. The basic goal of this course is to give students a thorough understanding of the international commercial arbitration process and the role of national courts in supporting that process. The rules of international commercial arbitration institutions, such as the International Chamber of Commerce, and international conventions on commercial arbitration will be studied, including the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. The UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration -- enacted by more than 60 countries -- will also be examined.
Prerequisite(s): Civil Procedure I
2 Japanese Legal System / Jones, Col.512M 001 97HEFR May 17-June 10, 2016 10:05am-11:33am 0 In Japan 06-13-2016 10:00 AM P
This course is a study of the Japanese Legal System. The course will provide an overview of the structure of the Japanese Legal System, the place of the legal system within the broader governmental system in Japan, Japanese Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Business Law and Civil Law.
3 Law and Religion / Ravitch, Fra.579K 001 97HEFS May 17-June 10, 2016 12:15pm-2:27pm 0 In Japan Take Home Exam, P
(Formerly DCL 530) This course will focus on church/state law -- the legal doctrines that have arisen in cases under the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. The course will explore the role of law in various religious traditions and the role of religion in law and public discourse. Topics addressed include school prayer, government aid to religious institutions (including school vouchers and charitable choice), government endorsement of religious symbols, the role of public forum doctrine in religion cases, freedom of religious expression, and the freedom to practice one's religion.
1 Political Systems and Human Rights in Central and Eastern Europe / Kuzelewska, Elz.545J 001 97HD76 June 6 - 17, 2016 1:00pm-2:15pm 0 In Poland 06-17-2016 1:00 PM P
This course will focus on the political systems and human rights in selected countries of Central and Eastern Europe having political systems far from democracy. Students will be introduced to the specifics of the political systems of chosen states. Selected comparative issues concerning human rights and their protection will also be introduced.
1 Rule of Law and Jurisprudence / Barnhizer, Dan.579W 001 97HD77 June 6 -10, 2016 9:00am-11:30am 0 In Poland Take Home Exam, P
This course discusses Rule of Law concepts and surveys various views of law and the legal process. It also examines the judicial decision-making process and the social, political and moral contexts that influence and are influenced by judicial decisions.
1 Topics in Comparative Copyright / Cross, Joh.535J 001 97HEJP July 12 - 19, 2016 9:00am-10:55am 0 In Croatia 07-19-2016 9:00 AM P
This course will expose students, from a comparative perspective, different national treatments of copyright and trademark law. Beginning with an examination of various justifications for IP protection, the court sees how countries share and differ over the purposes and function of copyright law and trademark within their jurisdictions. Special attention will be paid to the role of IP in protecting food and local cultural production.
1 Topics in Cyberlaw from an International Perspective / Candeub, Ada.535K 001 97HEJR July 12 - 29, 2016 12:15pm-1:15pm 0 In Croatia 07-29-2016 12:15 PM P
This course will cover international aspects of cyber law, including problems in international jurisdiction, the Conventional on Cybercrime, the role of ICAAN in internet regulation, and the WIPO Internet Domain Name resolution process. In addition, we will cover several issues in international e-commerce, such as international recognition of valid e-signatures. Students will examine how the unique features of the internet affect both international and national regulatory regimes.
1 Topics in European Private Law and Intellectual Property Law / Kunda, Iva.535M 001 97HEJS July 12 - 29, 2016 11:15am-12:10pm 0 In Croatia 07-29-2016 11:15 AM P
This course is intended to provide students with the basic knowledge and general understanding of fundamental concepts in European private law and particularly in European intellectual property law. Where appropriate the course includes comparisons to the US law. In addition, the course aims at identifying specific issues in the field of IP which emerged in the course of Croatian preparation for the accession to the European Union.
1 Topics in International IP / Chon, Mar.535G 001 97HEJK July 20 - 29, 2016 9:00am-10:55am 0 In Croatia 07-29-2016 9:00 AM P
This course will examine how international legal regimes affect international property rights on a global basis. The course will cover the major IP regimes: copyright, patent, and trademark. The course will pay special attention to the TRIPS Agreement, how it affects national IP regulation and how it works as an international treaty mechanism. Other topics will include exhaustion of trademarks, different national approaches to the protection of data, and geographical indicators.
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 Mediation Advocacy and Civil Facilitative Mediator Training / Pappas, Bri.587E 002 97HDCU M-F/8:00am-5:00pm 5-16-16 to 5-20-16 This section for ALS students only 17 346 Take Home Exam,
This course meets the civil facilitative mediator training requirement as required by Michigan Court Rule and the Michigan State Court Administrative Office (SCAO). With this training, and the completion of additional requirements, students will be able to apply for inclusion on court mediation rosters. The course includes a variety of graded assignments, including drafting an agreement to mediate (with adequate confidentiality provisions), a post-mediation agreement (with mediation clause), and a mediation representation plan. By balancing theory with practice and paying particular attention to mediation ethics, students completing this course will be prepared to both mediate civil cases and effectively advocate for clients in mediation. Students who have taken Mediation Advocacy and Domestic Relations Mediator Training may not take this course.
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
2 Biotechnology Law and Food Products / Carter-Johnson, Jef.810P 730 97HDCP Online This class for students in Global Food Law Program only. 20 Take Home Exam,
This course explores the impact of biotechnology on food production and food safety. After an introduction to biotechnology and the breadth of biotechnology-created foods available, the class will focus on the regulation of food safety and its environmental impact, both in the U.S. and internationally. Students will discuss the impact of public perception on the biotechnology agriculture and transgenic animals industries. No scientific or other class pre-requisites are required.
Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to students in the Global Food Law Program.
2 Food Law Current Issues Seminar / Oldfield, Mic.810S 730 97HEYE Online This class for students in the Global Food Law program only. 15 No Exam,
Food law is a dynamic area of law, with rapidly evolving technologies, frequent revisions to the global regulatory landscape, and continually changing consumer demands. This course augments a three-day seminar on current and emerging issues food law. The course requires students to engage with expert speakers and with one another to analyze international, transnational, and national food law and policy. Emphasis is placed on understanding the cutting-edge and controversial aspects of food law and policy. The course will be offered to students in the Global Food Law Program and will be offered online, as is typical of all courses in the program.
3 Food Regulation in Asia / Roberts, Mic.810J 730 97HDCS Online. Class runs until 8/18/16. This section for students in Global Food Law Program only. 20 Final Paper,
This online course provides students with an overview of the systems of food regulation practiced in Asia, including some of the cultural and social-economic factors which influence the regulation of food products in the specific region.
Top, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR