Fall 2020 Schedule

(Updated: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 11:19 AM)

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

1st Year/Section 1
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. / Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
4 Civil Procedure / Pucillo, Phi.530A / 001 97SGP3MW/4:00pm-5:40pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
72 12-09-2020 1:30 PM
(Formerly Civil Procedure I) A survey of civil procedure, primarily addressing jurisdiction, venue, the Erie doctrine, pleadings, simple joinder, discovery, sanctions, summary judgment, judgment as a matter of law, and former adjudication (claim preclusion and issue preclusion). Primary emphasis is placed on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure with some potential discussion of state deviations from the federal model.
4 Contracts / Ponoroff, Law.530B / 001 97SGP8TR/8:30am-10:10am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
72 12-14-2020 1:30 PM
(Formerly LAW500D and LAW500E) A study of the basic law relating to the formation of a contract. Additional topics include: the Statute of Frauds; the avoidability of contracts; performance obligations; contract breach and remedies for breach. Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code covering sales of goods will be introduced; however, the primary focus of the course is on the common law.
0 Foundations of Law / Grosso, Cat.530K / 001 97SGRVImmersion Week
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
72 TBD
The primary focus of this course is to provide first-year students with an introduction to the study of law, with preliminary exposure to legal reasoning, the structure of the American legal system, and fundamental legal-theoretical concepts. This course also seeks to put students who come to the law from a variety of academic backgrounds on a more equal footing.
4 Torts I / Ravitch, Fra.500R / 001 97SGPHMW/2:00pm-3:40pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
72 12-18-2020 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCl 141) The study of the protection that the law affords against interference by others with one's person, property or intangible interest. It is broadly divisible into three areas of liability: intentional interference, negligence and strict liability. Specific tort actions and defenses are analyzed. Each is examined in the context of underlying social and economic factors that provide the framework in which law develops and social conflict is managed.
(1st year students must be enrolled in a Research and Writing Section)
Top, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

1st Year/Section 2
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. / Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
4 Civil Procedure / Darden, Tif.530A / 002 97SGP5TR/8:15am-9:55am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
72 12-09-2020 8:30 AM
(Formerly Civil Procedure I) A survey of civil procedure, primarily addressing jurisdiction, venue, the Erie doctrine, pleadings, simple joinder, discovery, sanctions, summary judgment, judgment as a matter of law, and former adjudication (claim preclusion and issue preclusion). Primary emphasis is placed on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure with some potential discussion of state deviations from the federal model.
4 Contracts / Spoon, Ell.530B / 002 97SGRAMW/8:45am-10:25am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
72 12-14-2020 8:30 AM
(Formerly LAW500D and LAW500E) A study of the basic law relating to the formation of a contract. Additional topics include: the Statute of Frauds; the avoidability of contracts; performance obligations; contract breach and remedies for breach. Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code covering sales of goods will be introduced; however, the primary focus of the course is on the common law.
0 Foundations of Law / Fletcher, Mat.530K / 002 97SGRWImmersion Week
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
72 TBD
The primary focus of this course is to provide first-year students with an introduction to the study of law, with preliminary exposure to legal reasoning, the structure of the American legal system, and fundamental legal-theoretical concepts. This course also seeks to put students who come to the law from a variety of academic backgrounds on a more equal footing.
4 Torts I / Kalt, Bri.500R / 002 97SGPJTR/10:30am-12:15pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
72 12-18-2020 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCl 141) The study of the protection that the law affords against interference by others with one's person, property or intangible interest. It is broadly divisible into three areas of liability: intentional interference, negligence and strict liability. Specific tort actions and defenses are analyzed. Each is examined in the context of underlying social and economic factors that provide the framework in which law develops and social conflict is managed.
(1st year students must be enrolled in a Research and Writing Section)
Top, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

1st Year/Section 3
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. / Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
4 Civil Procedure / Staszewski, Gle.530A / 003 97SGP6MW/8:15am-9:55am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
72 12-09-2020 8:30 AM
(Formerly Civil Procedure I) A survey of civil procedure, primarily addressing jurisdiction, venue, the Erie doctrine, pleadings, simple joinder, discovery, sanctions, summary judgment, judgment as a matter of law, and former adjudication (claim preclusion and issue preclusion). Primary emphasis is placed on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure with some potential discussion of state deviations from the federal model.
4 Contracts / Lawton, Ann.530B / 003 97SGRBTR/8:30am-10:10am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
72 12-14-2020 1:30 PM
(Formerly LAW500D and LAW500E) A study of the basic law relating to the formation of a contract. Additional topics include: the Statute of Frauds; the avoidability of contracts; performance obligations; contract breach and remedies for breach. Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code covering sales of goods will be introduced; however, the primary focus of the course is on the common law.
0 Foundations of Law / O'Brien, Bar.530K / 003 97SGRXImmersion Week
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
72 TBD
The primary focus of this course is to provide first-year students with an introduction to the study of law, with preliminary exposure to legal reasoning, the structure of the American legal system, and fundamental legal-theoretical concepts. This course also seeks to put students who come to the law from a variety of academic backgrounds on a more equal footing.
4 Torts I / Ravitch, Fra.500R / 003 97SGPMMW/10:30am-12:10pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
72 12-18-2020 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCl 141) The study of the protection that the law affords against interference by others with one's person, property or intangible interest. It is broadly divisible into three areas of liability: intentional interference, negligence and strict liability. Specific tort actions and defenses are analyzed. Each is examined in the context of underlying social and economic factors that provide the framework in which law develops and social conflict is managed.
(1st year students must be enrolled in a Research and Writing Section)
Top, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

1st Year Research and Writing
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. / Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
3 Research, Writing & Analysis / Lawrence, Dea.530D / 004 97SGRCT/1:15pm-2:30pm R/1:15pm-2:55pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
14 TBD
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter. Additional $200 for lab fee will be assessed.
3 Research, Writing & Analysis / Lawrence, Dea.530D / 005 97SGRET/2:45pm-4:00pm R/3:15pm-4:55pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
14 TBD
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter. Additional $200 for lab fee will be assessed.
3 Research, Writing & Analysis / Stokstad, Pau.530D / 006 97SGRGT/1:15pm-2:30pm F/9:00am-10:40am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
16 TBD
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter. Additional $200 for lab fee will be assessed.
3 Research, Writing & Analysis / Stokstad, Pau.530D / 007 97SGRJT/2:45pm-4:00pm F/11:00am-12:40pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
16 TBD
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter. Additional $200 for lab fee will be assessed.
3 Research, Writing & Analysis / Gentry, Kev.530D / 008 97SGRKT/1:15pm-2:30pm F/9:00am-10:40am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
14 TBD
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter. Additional $200 for lab fee will be assessed.
3 Research, Writing & Analysis / Gentry, Kev.530D / 009 97SGRMT/2:45pm-4:00pm F/11:00am-12:40pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
14 TBD
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter. Additional $200 for lab fee will be assessed.
3 Research, Writing & Analysis / Spiliopoulos, Ela.530D / 011 97TH6GT/1:15pm-2:30pm F/9:00am-10:40am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
14 TBD
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter. Additional $200 for lab fee will be assessed.
3 Research, Writing & Analysis / Kirchner, Jes.530D / 012 97TH6HT/3:00pm-4:15pm F/10:00am-11:40am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
14 TBD
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter. Additional $200 for lab fee will be assessed.
3 Research, Writing & Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective / Costello, Nan.530E / 013 97TH6MT/10:30am-11:45am R/10:30am-12:10pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
16 TBD
(Formerly LAW500V) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter, with a focus on trademark, copyright and patent law. A section fee of $350 will be assessed. This fee supports simulated exercises, including program's final trials.
3 Research, Writing & Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective / Costello, Nan.530E / 014 97TH6NT/4:00pm-5:15pm R/ 4:00pm-5:40pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
16 TBD
(Formerly LAW500V) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter, with a focus on trademark, copyright and patent law. A section fee of $350 will be assessed. This fee supports simulated exercises, including program's final trials.
3 Research, Writing & Analysis: Social Justice Perspectives / O'Regan, Dap.530Q / 015 97TH6PT/1:15pm-2:30pm R/1:15pm-2:55pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
14 TBD
This course covers the same curriculum as Research, Writing, and Analysis, but the written projects focus around social justice issues. The topics of assignments may include, but are not limited to, any of the following areas of law: human rights issues, equal access to education and health care, child welfare, human trafficking, immigration, or issues surrounding the Native American community. The problems will give students an opportunity to reflect on what social justice means, and how we can utilize the justice system to achieve equity for marginalized populations. This course is for students who have an interest in social justice issues or who will likely seek positions with public interest organizations. A section fee of $350 will be assessed. This fee supports simulated exercises, including program's final trials.
3 Research, Writing & Analysis: Social Justice Perspectives / O'Regan, Dap.530Q / 016 97TH6RT/2:45pm-4:00pm R/3:15pm-4:55pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
14 TBD
This course covers the same curriculum as Research, Writing, and Analysis, but the written projects focus around social justice issues. The topics of assignments may include, but are not limited to, any of the following areas of law: human rights issues, equal access to education and health care, child welfare, human trafficking, immigration, or issues surrounding the Native American community. The problems will give students an opportunity to reflect on what social justice means, and how we can utilize the justice system to achieve equity for marginalized populations. This course is for students who have an interest in social justice issues or who will likely seek positions with public interest organizations. A section fee of $350 will be assessed. This fee supports simulated exercises, including program's final trials.
3 Research, Writing & Analysis: Criminal Law Perspective / LaRose, Ste.530N / 017 97TH6ST/1:15pm-2:30pm R/1:15pm-2:55pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
16 TBD
This course covers all the same curriculum as Research, Writing, and Analysis, however, all of the written projects, including a closed memorandum, a client letter, and a research memorandum, are placed in the setting of criminal litigation. This course is for students who have an interest in criminal law and/or wish to produce writing samples for a position with a prosecutor or public defender's office, with a private firm that handles criminal litigation, with a state or federal appellate court, or with a trial court that handles a criminal docket. A section fee of $350 will be assessed. This fee supports simulated exercises, including program's final trials.
3 Research, Writing & Analysis: Criminal Law Perspective / LaRose, Ste.530N / 018 97TH6TT/2:45pm-4:00pm R/3:15pm-4:55pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
16 TBD
This course covers all the same curriculum as Research, Writing, and Analysis, however, all of the written projects, including a closed memorandum, a client letter, and a research memorandum, are placed in the setting of criminal litigation. This course is for students who have an interest in criminal law and/or wish to produce writing samples for a position with a prosecutor or public defender's office, with a private firm that handles criminal litigation, with a state or federal appellate court, or with a trial court that handles a criminal docket. A section fee of $350 will be assessed. This fee supports simulated exercises, including program's final trials.
Top, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

Upper Level Required
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. / Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
3 Professional Responsibility / Simard, Jus.500Q / 001 97TF89TR/3:15pm-4:30pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
80 Final Paper,
(Formerly DCL 260) A course designed to acquaint the law student with many of the obligations owed by the lawyer, both individually and as a member of the legal profession, to the society in which he/she lives. In addition to a discussion of ethical problems involved in the practice of law, an overview of all phases of the profession will be undertaken, including disciplinary proceedings, the functions of Bar organizations and unauthorized practice. Students who have already taken Lawyer Regulation and Ethics in a Technology-Driven World may not take this course.
Top, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

Electives
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. / Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
3 Administrative Law / Sant'Ambrogio, Mic.532 / 001 97SGR4TR/10:30am-11:45am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
80 12-17-2020 8:30 AM
Formerly DCL 300) This course examines the place of administrative agencies in American government, and surveys the legal rules and principles governing agency regulation, adjudication, investigation, and enforcement; agency structure; and judicial review of agency action. Students who have taken Administrative Law: Food Safety and Labeling (810K) may not take this course
2 Advanced Legal Research / Domann, Bre. & Meland, Jan.586 / 001 97TGM6
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
20 No Exam, E
(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 / Thompson, Dar.586 / 730 97TGM7
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
15 No Exam, E
(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 American Indian Children & the Law / Fort, Kat.635D / 001 97TGBUM/10:15am-11:55am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 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.
1 Analytical Methods for Lawyers-Microeconomics / Mercuro, Nic.509A / 001 97SGPYMW/4:00pm-5:15pm 8-24-20 to 9-28-20
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 10-05-2020 4:00 PM
(Formerly DCL 607A) Condensed principles of microeconomics to serves as a primer that provides law students the tools necessary to succeed as 'lawyers' in the various fields that use these principles.
Prerequisite(s): Students who have taken Law and Economics (515) may not take this course.
3 Antitrust Law / Chen, Jam.504 / 001 97TF9CTR/10:30am-11:45am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
30 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 310)This course will explore the role of antitrust law and analysis of restraints of trade and competition in various markets. Beginning with an analysis of the goals of antitrust law, and their operation in society, the requirements of antitrust claims will be explored through historical and current examples. Highlights will include problems in market power, monopoly, price fixing, tying, bundling, and special problems with patents. The course will include discussion of recent issues in antitrust law.
3 Basic Income Taxation / Blankfein-Tabachnick, Dav.501K / 001 97SGPWTR/3:15pm-4:30pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
80 12-18-2020 1:30 PM
This survey course introduces the basic concepts of federal income taxation and is ideal for students interested in learning basic information about tax law but who are not yet certain if they want to specialize in tax or business fields. Students will get practice in the skills of statutory construction and applying a broad range of legal authorities to clients’ concrete problems, skills which are valuable for all law students regardless of whether they ultimately specialize in tax. In this course, students will be exposed to tax issues that affect individuals, including sole proprietorships, and will gain an understanding of various forms of income, exclusions from income, capital gains and losses, various deductions, and other topics. The course uses a modified Socratic approach with an emphasis on problem solving that will allow students to develop facility in analyzing cases, statutes, and administrative materials. Sample examination questions are provided to allow a student to determine how well he or she learned and retained the material. The grade in the course is based on a final examination with consideration given to class participation. Students who enroll in Basic Income Taxation for 2 credits are ineligible to enroll in Basic Income Taxation for 3 credits.
3 Basic Will Drafting / Behan, Mic.540A / 301 97SGSCTR/6:30pm-7:45pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 Final Paper, E
(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 / Eagleson, Rob.540A / 001 97TJCWMW/4:00pm-5:15pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 Project, E
(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
4 Business Enterprises / Min, Gee.500M / 002 97TF87MW/4:00pm-5:40pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
80 12-15-2020 8:30 AM
This course deals with issues relating to common forms of business organization, including corporations, limited liability companies and closely held corporations. The four credit version of Business Enterprises also includes an introduction to mergers and acquisitions.
4 Business Enterprises / Min, Gee.500M / 001 97SGN9MW/2:00pm-3:40pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
80 12-15-2020 8:30 AM
This course deals with issues relating to common forms of business organization, including corporations, limited liability companies and closely held corporations. The four credit version of Business Enterprises also includes an introduction to mergers and acquisitions.
2 Client Counseling and Interviewing / Winegarden, J. .591A / 301 97SGSZW/6:00pm-7:40pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 Take Home Exam, E
(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, Evidence
3 Commercial Arbitration / Bedikian, Mar.505A / 001 97TF9DTR/1:15pm-2:30pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
40 12-11-2020 1:30 PM
(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
2 Comparative Free Expression / Saunders, Kev.549F / 001 97TGA4M/2:00pm-3:45pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 12-09-2020 1:30 PM
This course may be taught in either a lecture or seminar format. When taught as a lecture course it is case based. A number of topics in free expression are examined to see how they are differently treated in various democratic states. When taught as a seminar, there will be readings that will be discussed as a class in the first half of the course. Students will also research a topic involving free expression and its treatment in selected countries. In the second half of the course, papers the students develop will be presented to the class.
Prerequisite(s): Advocacy, Constitutional Law I, Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II, Research, Writing & Analysis
4 Constitutional Law II / Saunders, Kev.500N / 001 97SGPAMW/10:00am-11:45am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
80 12-14-2020 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 / Lawrence, Mic.500N / 002 97TF88TR/10:15am-11:55am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
90 12-17-2020 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 172) A study of procedural and substantive due process of law, equal protection of the laws and the Bill of Rights, including freedom of expression.
2 Constitutional Law Seminar / Lawrence, Mic.579C / 001 97TGA6T/1:15pm-2:55pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 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 Copyright Law / Pager, Sea.533B / 001 97TF9NMW/2:15pm-3:30pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
30 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.
2 Corporate Governance and Compliance / Hall, Cur.508F / 001 97TF9EM/8:30am-10:10am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 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.
2 Corporate Law Colloquium / Bean, Bru.508M / 001 97THN7W/12:00pm-1:40pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 Final Paper, 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 97SGTBMW/8:30am-9:45am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
80 12-10-2020 8:30 AM
(Formerly Criminal Procedure I)This course provides students with an introduction to federal constitutional limits on police investigation under the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments. This includes the governance of search and interrogation, and the right to counsel. Students can take Criminal Procedure: Investigation and Criminal Procedure: Adjudication in any order or at the same time. Students who have taken Criminal Procedure I are ineligible to enroll in this course.
2 Criminal Trial Advocacy - PreTrial / Kaplan, Ste.617A / 301 97TGA9T/6:00pm-7:40pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
30 12-15-2020 1:30 PME
(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 Entrepreneurial Lawyering / Kennedy, Den.537E / 301 97TF9PM/4:00pm-5:40pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
30 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.
4 Evidence / Bitensky, Sus.500P / 002 97SGPDTR/1:15pm-2:55pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
80 12-11-2020 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 220) A study of the means and methods of proof or disproof of a proposition as either permitted, required or prohibited under the Anglo-American system of jurisprudence. The rules respecting problems of remoteness and prejudice of evidence, circumstantial proof, the employment of writings, their authentication and proof of their contents. A study in depth of hearsay evidence and its status in the evidence. A thorough inquiry into the so-called "evidential preferences" of our legal system and the deficiencies of hearsay evidence as related to these preferences.
3 Evidence / Pucillo, Phi.500P / 001 97SGPCMW/10:45am-12:00pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
80 12-11-2020 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 Family Law: Marriage & Divorce / Starnes, Cyn.541E / 001 97SGSDTR/10:30am-11:45am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
80 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly Family Law I: Marriage & Divorce) This course examines laws governing entry into marriage, access to divorce, the economics of divorce (property distribution, alimony and child support), child custody, premarital agreements, and cohabitation. Students may take Family Law: Marriage & Divorce and Family Law: Child, Family, and State in any order or at the same time.
3 Family Law: Marriage & Divorce / Starnes, Cyn.541E / 002 97SGSETR/3:15pm-4:30pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
80 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly Family Law I: Marriage & Divorce) This course examines laws governing entry into marriage, access to divorce, the economics of divorce (property distribution, alimony and child support), child custody, premarital agreements, and cohabitation. Students may take Family Law: Marriage & Divorce and Family Law: Child, Family, and State in any order or at the same time.
3 Federal Jurisdiction / McKeague, Dav.579G / 001 97SGSXMW/8:30am-9:45am See notes for additional mandatory meeting times
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 12-10-2020 8:30 AM **
(Formerly DCL 349) The focus of this course is the operation of the federal court system. It will cover not only the usual bases of federal court jurisdiction, such as diversity, federal questions and removal, but also other doctrines that impact federal courts, including standing, ripeness, mootness, abstention and state sovereign immunity. Significant attention will be focused on federal litigation under the Civil Rights Acts. This course will be of benefit to those intending to practice in federal courts and to those seeking a federal court clerkship.
Footnote(s): There will be approximately 5 mandatory make-up sessions occurring on Wednesday evenings 6:00pm. Dates to be scheduled as needed.
Prerequisite(s): Civil Procedure
3 Federal Law and Indian Tribes / Fletcher, Mat.635B / 001 97TGBTMW/8:30am-9:45am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
30 Final Paper, Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 486) An examination of the law and policy of the United States regarding Indian tribes and their citizen members. Study the relationships between the federal, state, and tribal governments; and examine the source and scope of federal, state and tribal authority in Indian Country
2 Government Relations and Lobbying Law / Pirich, Joh. & Swartzle, Bro.551D / 301 97TF9RT/6:15pm-7:55pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
30 Final Paper,
This course provides an overview of governmental relations and lobbying law. It will address topics such as compliance with state and federal statutes and regulations that govern the practice and ethics of lobbying. The course will explore distinctions among legislative, administrative and grassroots lobbying and the professional norms of appropriate behavior that apply to lobbyists.
2 Hospitality Law / Deacon, Bra. & Ten Brink, Cha.605A / 301 97SGS9M/6:00pm-7:40pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
25 Project,
Students learn to identify and manage the legal issues raised by clients providing lodging, food, and alcohol to the public, with a focus on entrepreneurship and small business models, and particular attention to the intersection of local, state, and federal regulation. Topics would include choice of business form, duties to guests and others, food and alcohol regulation, lodging and land use regulation. The course will include several case studies requiring students to consider clients’ business plans and provide appropriate legal analysis and advice.
Prerequisite(s): Torts (Law 500R) and Contracts (Law 530B)
3 Integrative Law & Social Work / Kozakiewicz, Jos.541J / 001 97SGSG
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
20 Final Paper, U
(Formerly DCL 474) The Integrative Law and Social Work Seminar is offered only to law students and second year master-level social work students accepted into the one-year Chance at Childhood Program which begins each fall semester. The spring course is a continuation of this two semester seminar that is part of the Chance at Childhood Certificate Program. The certificate program is designed to strengthen the knowledge base, practice and advocacy skills of law students and master-level social work students interested in working with abused, neglected and at-risk children and families. The seminar emphasizes select issues related to child abuse and neglect from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Major: CHLD. Must be in the Child and Family Advocacy Certificate program.
2 International Intellectual Property Law / Kammel, Kar.533E / 001 97TGARM/3:45pm-5:25pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
30 Take Home Exam,
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.
3 International Trade Regulation / Reifenberg, Jr., Joh.512E / 001 97TGHRTR/4:45pm-6:00pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
30 12-16-2020 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 368) The course has as its primary focus the international trade regime of the World Trade Organization to which the United States and 144 other countries are parties. The following topics are covered in this course: - Introduction: Why trade? Why not protect? - An overview of the GATT-WTO system - WTO dispute settlement - The unconditional, most-favored-nation obligation - Tariff bindings - The national treatment obligation - The prohibition on quantitative restrictions (quotas) - Transparency of national laws and regulations - Regional trade arrangements (customs unions and free trade areas) - Special and differential treatment of developing countries - Trade in agricultural goods, including farm subsidies - Trade and the environment - Human, animal, and plant health and safety issues - Trade and labor rights - The General Agreement on Trade in Services - The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - The new agenda: trade and investment, trade and competition policy
2 Introduction to Islamic Law / Khalil, Moh.545F / 301 97TGA3W/4:00pm-5:40pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 12-09-2020 8:30 AM
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.
0 Law Externship Seminar / Wang, Chr. & Werntz, Hei.625D / 731 97TGJW
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
3 No Exam, P
Classroom component for students enrolled in an externship.
0 Law Externship Seminar / Werntz, Hei.625D / 730 97TGJV
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
20 No Exam, P
Classroom component for students enrolled in an externship.
2 Marijuana Law / Revore, Dav.566T / 301 97SGSVR/6:15pm-7:55pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
30 12-17-2020 1:30 PM
Marijuana law and policy has grown from the criminal law context to an exciting and rapidly evolving field of study and practice area. Today, 31 states and the District of Columbia have laws permitting medical marijuana use. Significantly, 9 states permit recreational marijuana use. The federal government is on notice of a new era where the strict prohibitions of the past are being legislated into history by the states, despite federal legislative and regulatory prohibitions. Will marijuana be "de-scheduled"? Is the current state/federal tension in this area sustainable? What are the different forms of marijuana legislation and regulation that have been developed by the states that are decriminalizing access to marijuana? How can lawyers develop a practice in field of marijuana law? This course will address these questions and more in examining this rapidly developing area of law.
3 Matrimonial Practice / Brown, Eri. & Simon, Jac.541M / 001 97SGSHF/9:00am-11:30am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 12-14-2020 1:30 PME
(Formerly DCL 532) This course provides the practical knowledge and skills necessary to develop expertise in handling matrimonial matters from initial client contact through each step of the proceedings, including Motion Practice and Temporary Orders, Discovery, Custody, Equitable Distribution, Support, Negotiations/Settlement, Mediation, and Settlement Drafting.
3 Mediation Advocacy and Civil Facilitative Mediator Training / Pappas, Bri.587E / 001 97SGSYOct. 30, 11/6-8, 11/14 8:00am-5:00pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
18 11-15-2020 8:00 AME
This course meets the civil facilitative mediator training requirement as required by Michigan Court Rule and the Michigan State Court Administrative Office (SCAO). With this training, and the completion of additional requirements, students will be able to apply for inclusion on court mediation rosters. The course includes a variety of graded assignments, including drafting an agreement to mediate (with adequate confidentiality provisions), a post-mediation agreement (with mediation clause), and a mediation representation plan. By balancing theory with practice and paying particular attention to mediation ethics, students completing this course will be prepared to both mediate civil cases and effectively advocate for clients in mediation. Students who have taken Mediation Advocacy and Domestic Relations Mediator Training may not take this course.
3 Mediation Advocacy and Civil Facilitative Mediator Training / Pappas, Bri.587E / 002 97THNSSeptember, 4, 11-13, 18, 25 8:00am-5:00pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
18 TBDE
This course meets the civil facilitative mediator training requirement as required by Michigan Court Rule and the Michigan State Court Administrative Office (SCAO). With this training, and the completion of additional requirements, students will be able to apply for inclusion on court mediation rosters. The course includes a variety of graded assignments, including drafting an agreement to mediate (with adequate confidentiality provisions), a post-mediation agreement (with mediation clause), and a mediation representation plan. By balancing theory with practice and paying particular attention to mediation ethics, students completing this course will be prepared to both mediate civil cases and effectively advocate for clients in mediation. Students who have taken Mediation Advocacy and Domestic Relations Mediator Training may not take this course.
3 Mergers and Acquisitions / Douglas, Kev.516 / 001 97TGHTTR/4:45pm-6:00pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
30 12-16-2020 1:30 PM
(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
2 Michigan Civil Procedure / Lauderbach, Jon.593A / 001 97TH27W/4:00pm-5:40pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
30 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 438) This course is a survey of Michigan civil procedure at the trial and appellate levels. The purpose of the course is to acquaint students who intend to practice in Michigan with the nuances of state procedural law. Focus will be placed on the differences between the Michigan court rules and the federal rules of civil procedure. Also, the subject matter jurisdiction of the various courts within the state system, as well as Michigan's long-arm statute, will be examined.
1 Michigan Statutory Personal Injury Practice / Payne, Kat.600C / 001 97SGS8T/1:15pm-2:55pm 8/25-10/13, 2020 No class 9/8/20
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
60 10-20-2020 1:15 PM
The course will examine the key statutory provisions necessary to analyze Michigan personal injury cases including: no-fault, automobile negligence, owner's liability, dram shop, wrongful death, governmental immunity, and workers' compensation, and the major cases interpreting the statutory provisions. The course covers Michigan bar examined topics and is helpful to students who plan to practice in Michigan.
2 Moot Court Competition (Class) / Copland, Jen.627A / 001 97TGBBT/8:30am-10:10am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
16 No Exam, E P
(Formerly DCL 700) An intramural Moot Court Competition open to all students after their first year. Students who wish to continue in the Moot Court Program must elect Moot Court Competition (Class) during their third semester. The class is a prerequisite for inter-school competition and staff positions.
Prerequisite(s): Advocacy, Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Moot Court Competition (Class) / Copland, Jen.627A / 002 97TGBCT/1:15pm-2:55pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
23 No Exam, E P
(Formerly DCL 700) An intramural Moot Court Competition open to all students after their first year. Students who wish to continue in the Moot Court Program must elect Moot Court Competition (Class) during their third semester. The class is a prerequisite for inter-school competition and staff positions.
Prerequisite(s): Advocacy, Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II, Research, Writing & Analysis
2 Negotiation / Basta, Jos.591C / 001 97SGS2F/10:15am-11:55am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
16 Take Home Exam, E
(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 97SGS3R/1:15pm-2:55pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
16 Final Paper, E
(Formerly DCL 520) This course introduces principles of negotiation. Students will be required to engage in multiple mock negotiations, with frequent feedback from the instructor.
2 Patent Application Preparation / English, Tre.533J / 001 97SGR5W/4:00pm-5:40pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 Final Paper, E
(Formerly DCL 556) This course provides a structure and methodology for preparing a universal patent application suitable for filing in patent offices throughout the world. The course provides: 1) application drafting tools for implementing the requirements of Sections 102, 103 and 112 of Title 35, USC; 2) procedures in drafting the application to avoid issues raised in many litigated patents; 3) steps to be taken before actually drafting the application including inventor interview and searching; and 4) actual drafting of a patent application. An engineering or equivalent degree is recommended, i.e., the technical background required to take the patent agents examination to practice before the US Patent Office. PREREQUISITES OR TAKEN CONCURRENTLY: Patent Law OR approval of faculty program chair.
Prerequisite(s): Patent Law
3 Patent Law / Carter-Johnson, Jef.533K / 001 97SGR6MW/10:00am-11:15am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
30 12-11-2020 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 564) This course provides a general introduction to patent law, introducing students to the basic legal rules and policies that constitute this important field of intellectual property law. Subjects covered include claim interpretation and patentable subject matter. Students will then spend the majority of the course studying the specific requirements for a valid patent, including the utility, written description, enablement, novelty, and non-obviousness requirements. Patent litigation topics such as infringement, defenses and damages will be covered as time permits. The course will focus on the new America Invents Act (AIA) but will also incorporate older rules as many currently existing patents will be analyzed under pre-AIA standards for the foreseeable future. Although patent cases often involve complicated scientific discoveries or technologies, the essential legal principles or policies rarely depend on understanding the underlying science or technology. Accordingly, students with non-technical backgrounds are encouraged to take this course, particularly given that intellectual property assets, such as patents, are increasingly important to commercial clients the world over.
3 Public International Law / Reifenberg, Jr., Joh.548N / 001 97SGSMTR/10:30am-11:45am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
40 Final Paper, U
(Formerly DCL 341) This course involves the study of the international legal system, sources and organizations. It also examines the relationship of individuals and states in international law and transnational legal and economic problems.
3 Refugee and Asylum Law Seminar / Thronson, Dav.541U / 001 97SGSKTR/8:30am-9:45am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 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. 
2 Regulating Environmental Risk / Morag-Levine, Nog.566Q / 001 97TGA5W/2:00pm-3:40pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 Final Paper, U
This course examines regulatory responses to environmental and other risks to human life and health. It aims to familiarize students with the particular challenges regulators face in responding to such risks, and the spectrum of regulatory choices available to them. Topics to be covered include: Judicial v. administrative regulation of risk, risk assessment and risk management, direct and indirect regulation, cost-benefit analysis, the precautionary principle, and environmental justice. The course will analyze the range of policy, political, and legal-cultural factors behind current American approaches to the regulation of environmental risk. 
3 Remedies / Chen, Jam.593D / 001 97SGS5TR/1:15pm-2:30pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
40 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 423) This course provides an overview of the main types of remedies available in the American legal system following a determination of liability for violation of contract, tort, property, or constitutional law. The course will cover monetary damages, equitable relief, and examine the implications of choosing particular remedies, when such choice is available.
Prerequisite(s): Students who have taken Equity may not take this course.
4 Sales and Secured Transactions / Lawton, Ann.501N / 001 97TF9BTR/10:30am-12:10pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
30 12-17-2020 8:30 AM
The course is designed for students interested in some of the basic issues arising under Articles 2 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. The course will begin with Sales, and will cover issues to which students are not exposed in the first-year Contracts course, including title and risk of loss. The class also will examine UCC remedies in more depth. The second half of the course will cover Secured Transactions. Students will learn about creation and perfection of security interests, as well as the various rules determining priority among secured creditors. The course also will cover the intersection between Article 9 and the Bankruptcy Code, e.g., preferences.
Prerequisite(s): Students who have taken either Sales and Leases or Secured Transactions may not enroll in the course.
3 Securities Regulation I / Spoon, Ell.524B / 001 97TGAPMW/2:00pm-3:15PM
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 12-09-2020 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 428) This course examines the registration requirements applicable to public offers of securities under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Michigan Blue Sky Law. Primary emphasis will be placed upon the various types of securities that are subject to registration and the exemptions from registration requirements. In addition, the course will explore, in further depth, the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. Business Enterprises may be taken concurrently.
Prerequisite(s): Business Enterprises
3 Survey of Intellectual Property in Agriculture / Carter-Johnson, Jef.810N / 731 97TJF8Online15 Take Home Exam,
This course is a survey of the intellectual property concepts that are important in the Agriculture Industry. Beginning with an introduction to intellectual property generally, the class will focus on utility patents, plant patents, and Plant Variety Act certificates, including international perspectives. Trade secrets and trademarks will also be discussed. Once students are grounded in the applicable intellectual property law, the class will turn its focus to the impact that intellectual property rights have on access to food products and food safety. No scientific or other class pre-requisites are required. 
Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to students in the Global Food Law Program.
2 Tax Policy Seminar / Barnhizer, Dan.572D / 001 97SGSWR/8:30am-10:10am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 Final Paper, U
(Formerly DCl 517) This seminar covers a range of tax policy issues arising from Federal Taxation. The specific issues studied will vary but, in general, will focus on progressivity and redistribution. Topics likely to be covered include: the use of the income tax as a fiscal policy tool; the concept of income; imputed income; progressive versus flat tax rates; taxation of families; income versus consumption taxation; tax expenditures, exclusions, and deductions; taxation of business and investment income; capital gains and losses; and transfer or wealth taxes. A paper will be required. The topic will be determined after consultation with the instructor.
2 Topics in Constitutional Law: Leadership Transitions / Kuykendall, Mae.579U / 001 97TGA7R/1:15pm-2:55pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 Final Paper, U
The seminar will examine the following hypothesis, using historical patterns across dimensions of political systems, as well as organizational settings: In democracies, defined as non-dictatorships with some element of consent in the social and political culture for the selection of leaders, there must be a basis for forced endings of leader terms of office. A particular focus will be the use of votes of no confidence in nonprofit institutions to force the expulsion of leaders against the preferences of the governing body.
2 Torts II / Kalt, Bri.525 / 001 97TGHUTR/4:45pm-5:35pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
80 12-16-2020 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 / Murshak, Mik.533N / 301 97TGAST/6:15pm-7:55pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 461) This course addresses current issues and developments such as the constitutional foundations and limitations of trademark protection, domain names and cybersquatting.
3 Trial Practice Institute - Trial I / Aquilina, Ros.623D / 301 97SGTFT/6:00pm-8:30pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
16 Oral Exam, E
(Formerly DCL 534) Must be in the Trial Practice Institutue program. Because certain non-TPI courses duplicate the content of this course, students may not also receive academic credit for the following courses: Applied Evidence, Civil Trial Advocacy I, Civil Trial Advocacy II, Client Counseling and Interviewing, Criminal Trial Advocacy I - Pre-Trial, Criminal Trial Advocacy II - Trial II. A section fee of $350 will be assessed. This fee supports simulated exercises, including program’s final trials.
3 Trial Practice Institute - Trial I / Payok, Mat.623D / 302 97DGTHR/6:00pm-8:30pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
16 Oral Exam, E
(Formerly DCL 534) Must be in the Trial Practice Institutue program. Because certain non-TPI courses duplicate the content of this course, students may not also receive academic credit for the following courses: Applied Evidence, Civil Trial Advocacy I, Civil Trial Advocacy II, Client Counseling and Interviewing, Criminal Trial Advocacy I - Pre-Trial, Criminal Trial Advocacy II - Trial II. A section fee of $350 will be assessed. This fee supports simulated exercises, including program’s final trials.
3 Trial Practice Institute: Pre-Trial I / McNally, Ver.623B / 001 97SGTDMW/10:30am-11:45am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
18 No Exam, E
(Formerly DCL 506) Must be in the Trial Practice Institute program. Because certain non-TPI courses duplicate the content of this course, students may not also receive academic credit for the following courses: Applied Evidence, Civil Trial Advocacy I, Civil Trial Advocacy II, Client Counseling and Interviewing, Criminal Trial Advocacy I - Pre-Trial, Criminal Trial Advocacy II - Trial II.
3 Trial Practice Institute: Pre-Trial I / Sherman, Ann.623B / 301 97SGTEM/6:00pm-8:00pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
17 No Exam, E
(Formerly DCL 506) Must be in the Trial Practice Institute program. Because certain non-TPI courses duplicate the content of this course, students may not also receive academic credit for the following courses: Applied Evidence, Civil Trial Advocacy I, Civil Trial Advocacy II, Client Counseling and Interviewing, Criminal Trial Advocacy I - Pre-Trial, Criminal Trial Advocacy II - Trial II.
1 Trial Practice Institute: Trial Practicum / McNally, Ver.623J / 001 97SGTJM/ 2:00pm-3:40pm 8/24/20 - 10/13/20
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
16 No Exam, E
This course will provide the foundation for trial work to all TPI students, but is designed for TPI students who do not have advocacy experience through the Moot Court & Trial Advocacy Board (Board). The course includes instruction on the component parts of a trial, such as opening statement, direct examination, cross examination, and closing argument. It also explores introducing exhibits, impeachment, the mechanics of refreshing recollection, and the recorded recollection hearsay exception. It will also provide students with an opportunity to refine these skills on their feet.
3 Trusts and Estates / Ten Brink, Cha.501D / 001 97SGPNMW/2:00pm-3:15pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
80 12-10-2020 1:30 PM
(Formerly Decedents' Estates and Trusts) A study of the pattern of practices for transmitting wealth in view of death. The course surveys probate jurisdiction and administration; intestate succession; limitations on testamentary power; execution requirements for wills; revocation, revalidation and revival of wills; incorporation by reference; contest of wills and related remedies. Also covered are the private express trust, inter vivos and testamentary, including functions, prohibited trust purposes and requisites for creation; informal and incomplete trusts, including resulting, constructive and savings bank trusts; termination of trusts; gifts to charity, including historical backgrounds, nature of charitable purposes and cy pres; powers and duties of the fiduciary; and remedies of beneficiaries in case of breach of duty.
3 Trusts and Estates / Ten Brink, Cha.501D / 002 97SGPRMW/3:45pm-5:00pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
80 12-10-2020 1:30 PM
(Formerly Decedents' Estates and Trusts) A study of the pattern of practices for transmitting wealth in view of death. The course surveys probate jurisdiction and administration; intestate succession; limitations on testamentary power; execution requirements for wills; revocation, revalidation and revival of wills; incorporation by reference; contest of wills and related remedies. Also covered are the private express trust, inter vivos and testamentary, including functions, prohibited trust purposes and requisites for creation; informal and incomplete trusts, including resulting, constructive and savings bank trusts; termination of trusts; gifts to charity, including historical backgrounds, nature of charitable purposes and cy pres; powers and duties of the fiduciary; and remedies of beneficiaries in case of breach of duty.
2 Wildlife Law / Frampton, Car.565B / 001 97SGSTM/8:00am-9:40am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 Final Paper,
(Formerly DCL 376) A study of how the legal system deals with wildlife issues. While federal law affecting wildlife is studied, this course's primary focus will be on the authority of the state fish and wildlife agencies to manage wildlife and the relationship of the federal and state governments as managers of the public’s wildlife. It will review wildlife related laws from a variety of perspectives, including those that recognize sustainable use as a valid conservation tool, and regulated hunting as a component of conservation and sound wildlife management. The class is responsible for publishing The Wildlife Law Call, a newsletter on current case law and articles pertinent to wildlife issues. Students are graded on their individual contribution to this publication.
2 Wrongful Convictions Seminar / O'Brien, Bar.617E / 001 97TGBAT/8:30am-10:10am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 Final Paper, U
Thousands of innocent defendants who were convicted of crimes have been exonerated and released from prison in the United States in the past few decades, and the pace of exonerations is increasing. This seminar will focus on what we have learned about the conviction and exoneration of innocent defendants and where we may be heading. We will particularly focus on prosecutorial discretion as a feature of the system that both contributes to the problem and offers paths to prevent and remedy false convictions.
Prerequisite(s): Criminal Procedure Adjudication and Criminal Procedure Investigation are recommended.
Top, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

Miscellaneous
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. / Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
2 Appellate Competition / Copland, Jen.627Q / 001 97TGBEArranged
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
2 No Exam, E P
This is a performance and presentation-based course that serves as the intensive training component for the law school’s Appellate Competition Team. The course covers the mechanics of appellate practice with a focus on preparation for interscholastic or bar association advocacy competitions. Topics in the course include development of case theory, effective advocacy skills, and appropriate professional conduct. Students must complete at least 24 credits to be eligible for invitation to participate.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis, and Advocacy Permission Only
2 Appellate Competition / Copland, Jen.627Q / 002 97TGN5Arranged
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
3 No Exam, E P
This is a performance and presentation-based course that serves as the intensive training component for the law school’s Appellate Competition Team. The course covers the mechanics of appellate practice with a focus on preparation for interscholastic or bar association advocacy competitions. Topics in the course include development of case theory, effective advocacy skills, and appropriate professional conduct. Students must complete at least 24 credits to be eligible for invitation to participate.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis, and Advocacy Permission Only
2 Appellate Competition / Copland, Jen.627Q / 003 97TGN6Arranged
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
3 No Exam, E P
This is a performance and presentation-based course that serves as the intensive training component for the law school’s Appellate Competition Team. The course covers the mechanics of appellate practice with a focus on preparation for interscholastic or bar association advocacy competitions. Topics in the course include development of case theory, effective advocacy skills, and appropriate professional conduct. Students must complete at least 24 credits to be eligible for invitation to participate.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis, and Advocacy Permission Only
2 Appellate Competition / Copland, Jen.627Q / 004 97TGN7Arranged
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
2 No Exam, E P
This is a performance and presentation-based course that serves as the intensive training component for the law school’s Appellate Competition Team. The course covers the mechanics of appellate practice with a focus on preparation for interscholastic or bar association advocacy competitions. Topics in the course include development of case theory, effective advocacy skills, and appropriate professional conduct. Students must complete at least 24 credits to be eligible for invitation to participate.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis, and Advocacy Permission Only
2 Appellate Competition / Copland, Jen.627Q / 005 97TGN8Arranged
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
2 No Exam, E P
This is a performance and presentation-based course that serves as the intensive training component for the law school’s Appellate Competition Team. The course covers the mechanics of appellate practice with a focus on preparation for interscholastic or bar association advocacy competitions. Topics in the course include development of case theory, effective advocacy skills, and appropriate professional conduct. Students must complete at least 24 credits to be eligible for invitation to participate.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis, and Advocacy Permission Only
2 Appellate Competition / Copland, Jen.627Q / 006 97TGN9Arranged
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
3 No Exam, E P
This is a performance and presentation-based course that serves as the intensive training component for the law school’s Appellate Competition Team. The course covers the mechanics of appellate practice with a focus on preparation for interscholastic or bar association advocacy competitions. Topics in the course include development of case theory, effective advocacy skills, and appropriate professional conduct. Students must complete at least 24 credits to be eligible for invitation to participate.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis, and Advocacy Permission Only
2 Appellate Competition / Copland, Jen.627Q / 007 97TH3XArranged
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
3 No Exam, E P
This is a performance and presentation-based course that serves as the intensive training component for the law school’s Appellate Competition Team. The course covers the mechanics of appellate practice with a focus on preparation for interscholastic or bar association advocacy competitions. Topics in the course include development of case theory, effective advocacy skills, and appropriate professional conduct. Students must complete at least 24 credits to be eligible for invitation to participate.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis, and Advocacy Permission Only
2 Appellate Competition / Copland, Jen.627Q / 008 97TH3YArranged
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
2 No Exam, E P
This is a performance and presentation-based course that serves as the intensive training component for the law school’s Appellate Competition Team. The course covers the mechanics of appellate practice with a focus on preparation for interscholastic or bar association advocacy competitions. Topics in the course include development of case theory, effective advocacy skills, and appropriate professional conduct. Students must complete at least 24 credits to be eligible for invitation to participate.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis, and Advocacy Permission Only
2 Appellate Competition / Copland, Jen.627Q / 009 97TJPGArranged
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
3 No Exam, E P
This is a performance and presentation-based course that serves as the intensive training component for the law school’s Appellate Competition Team. The course covers the mechanics of appellate practice with a focus on preparation for interscholastic or bar association advocacy competitions. Topics in the course include development of case theory, effective advocacy skills, and appropriate professional conduct. Students must complete at least 24 credits to be eligible for invitation to participate.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis, and Advocacy Permission Only
2 Arbitration Competition / Bedikian, Mar.627P / 001 97TGBDR/3:00pm-4:40pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
8 No Exam, E P
This is a performance and presentation-based course that serves as the intensive training component for the law school’s Arbitration Competition Team. The course covers the mechanics of arbitration with a focus on preparation for interscholastic or bar association advocacy competitions. Topics in the course include development of case theory, effective advocacy skills, and appropriate professional conduct. Students must complete at least 24 credits to be eligible for invitation to participate.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis, Advocacy, and Trial Practice Institute: Trial Practicum Permission Only
2 Negotiation Competition / Bedikian, Mar.627N / 001 97TJMGArranged
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
6 No Exam, E P
This is a performance and presentation-based course that serves as the intensive training component for the law school's Negotiation Competition Team. The course covers the mechanics of negotiation with a focus on preparation for interscholastic or bar association advocacy competitions. Topics in the course include development of case theory, effective advocacy skills, and appropriate professional conduct. Students must complete at least 24 credits to be eligible for invitation to participate.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis, Advocacy, and Contract Negotiation Permission Only
Var Trial Competition / McNally, Ver.627R / 001 97TGJTArranged
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
4 No Exam, E P
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 I / Kozakiewicz, Jos.631F / 001 97TGBPW/9:00a-11:30am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
7 No Exam, E P
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
2 Chance at Childhood Clinic II / Kozakiewicz, Jos.631G / 001 97TG9ZArranged
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
2 No Exam, E P
A continuation of Chance at Childhood Clinic I.
Prerequisite(s): Chance at Childhood Clinic I
4 Civil Rights Clinic I / Manville, Dan.630X / 001 97TGBNTR/3:15pm-4:55pm
In-person instruction, but students may participate remotely if needed.
6 346 No Exam, E P
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 97TGJSArranged
Online/Remote/In-person Hybrid – Instruction occurs online/remote with in-person sessions of students in a rotation at scheduled days/times.
4 No Exam, E P
This is a continuing opportunity to students who have successfully completed coursework in Civil Rights Clinic I to enable them to further refine their skills in counseling clients, managing a caseload, and litigating civil rights cases on their clients’ behalf in federal District Court. Typically, students who are enrolled in Civil Rights Clinic II assume a more in-depth role in their clients’ litigation. As in Civil Rights Clinic I, students further their experience under the supervision of clinic faculty and enhance their knowledge of civil rights law and trial practice. In addition to class times, students enrolled in clinical programs must work a minimum of 14 hours at the clinic each week (in general, each student puts in an additional 12 to15 hours weekly). NOTE: (1) Enrollment in Civil Rights Clinic II is by invitation only. (2) Enrolled students may be required to attend a mandatory two-day clinic "boot camp" that takes place on the Saturday and Sunday immediately before the first day of class. Please see the clinics' website for additional information.
Prerequisite(s): Civil Rights Clinic I
4 Great Lakes First Amendment Law Clinic I / Costello, Nan.630T / 001 97TGBKTR/1:15pm-2:55pm
Online/Remote/In-person Hybrid – Instruction occurs online/remote with in-person sessions of students in a rotation at scheduled days/times.
11 345 No Exam, E P
The Great Lakes First Amendment Law Clinic has three components. Students will teach First Amendment workshops to faculty advisors and student journalists at Michigan high schools covering censorship, libel, and privacy issues, as well as copyright and libel matters involving Facebook and Internet postings. Students also will provide pro bono legal representation to high school and community college journalists whose free speech rights have been challenged. In addition, clinic students will conduct a Freedom of Information Act survey of school district regulations that govern First Amendment rights of student journalists. Students will receive targeted instruction on First Amendment press issues on a weekly basis. As workshop instructors, students will use interactive teaching methodologies such as small group exercises, role plays, and simulations of legal proceedings. Students will be responsible for developing lesson plans and executing those plans once they are approved by a Law College faculty member and a high school teacher. In addition to class time, students must work a minimum of 12 hours each week in representing pro bono clients and preparing First Amendment workshops. Some travel time to high schools may be required. Students are selected to participate through an application process. NOTE: Enrolled students must attend a mandatory two-day clinic "Boot Camp" that takes place on the Saturday and Sunday immediately before the first day of class. Please see the clinics' website for additional information. Prerequisites: RWA I and II; (successful completion of Media Law is preferred, but not required)
Prerequisite(s): Advocacy, Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II, Research, Writing & Analysis
4 Housing Law Clinic I / Gilmore, Bri.630V / 001 97TGBMMW/10:15am-11:55am
Online/Remote/In-person Hybrid – Instruction occurs online/remote with in-person sessions of students in a rotation at scheduled days/times.
10 345 No Exam, E P
(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
6 Immigration Law Clinic I / Thronson, Ver.630R / 001 97TGBJF/9:45am-11:45am
Online/Remote/In-person Hybrid – Instruction occurs online/remote with in-person sessions of students in a rotation at scheduled days/times.
10 345 No Exam, E P
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, Ver.630S / 001 97TGM8Arranged
Online/Remote/In-person Hybrid – Instruction occurs online/remote with in-person sessions of students in a rotation at scheduled days/times.
2 No Exam, E P
A supplement to Immigration Law Clinic I, open to students who have successfully completed Immigration Law Clinic I, and who have been invited to participate for a second semester. Students work on a clinic-based project developed in consultation with the professor. Credits for this course will be accorded on a sliding scale of one to three credits. Prerequisite(s): Immigration Law Clinic I
Prerequisite(s): Immigration Law Clinic I
4 Indian Law Clinic I / Fort, Kat.631J / 001 97TGBRMW/2:00pm-3:40pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
4 No Exam, E P
This course provides students with the opportunity to work the environment of a small law firm dedicated to the practice of indigenous law. Students in the Clinic conduct legal research and write briefs for appellate cases, research legal matters for tribes, and develop policy papers for tribal governments and organizations.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Analysis Advocacy
3 Indian Law Clinic II / Fort, Kat.631K / 001 97TGJMArranged
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
2 No Exam, E P
A continuation of Indian Law Clinic I.
Prerequisite(s): Indian Law Clinic I or Indigenous Law and Policy Center I
3 Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurial Law Clinic I / Carter-Johnson, Jen.631T / 001 97TGBSMW/2:15pm-3:30pm
Online/Remote/In-person Hybrid – Instruction occurs online/remote with in-person sessions of students in a rotation at scheduled days/times.
6 346 No Exam, E P
The Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurial Law Clinic provides opportunities for students to experience the practice of law in a well-supervised and academically rigorous program. Students will work with entrepreneurial or non-profit ventures on matters related to intellectual property and entrepreneurial business law. Students will engage in direct client representation and systemic advocacy through activities such as client counseling, research, transactional analysis, litigation, regulatory comments, educational materials, and outreach. Enrollment is by application only.
6 Tax Clinic I / Wease, Jos.630C / 001 97TGBHMW/10:00am-11:40am
Online/Remote/In-person Hybrid – Instruction occurs online/remote with in-person sessions of students in a rotation at scheduled days/times.
13 325 No Exam, E P
(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 97TGRWArranged
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
2 No Exam, E P
(Formerly DCL 515) Tax Clinic II is a continuing opportunity to students who have successfully completed coursework in Tax Clinic I to enable them to further refine their skills in counseling and representing clients, to take on more complex assignments, and to assist in mentoring Tax Clinic I students. Students must work a minimum of 196 hours during the semester.
Prerequisite(s): Tax Clinic I
Top, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

Journals
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. / Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
2 Animal and Natural Resources Law Review / Favre, Dav.629C / 001 97TGBGArranged
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
28 Final Paper, 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 International Law Review / Lawrence, Mic.629A / 001 97TGKTArranged
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
41 Final Paper, 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 Law Review / Blankfein-Tabachnick, Dav.628 / 001 97TGBFArranged
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
68 Final Paper, P U
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): Credits completed and GPA
Top, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

Global Food Law - LL.M./M.J.

The following classes are open to students in the Global Food Law Program or with approval of the college. Enrollment requests should be sent to foodlaw@law.msu.edu.

Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. / Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
3 Administrative Law: Food Safety and Labeling / Barnhizer, Dan.810K / 730 97THDGOnline GFL students only20 Take Home Exam,
Administrative law is the body of constitutional, statutory, and common law principles that both constrain and seek to legitimize the exercise of powers by governmental agencies. The history of food safety and labeling regulations in the United States begins in the late 1800s and continues through present day, culminating recently in the 2011 enactment of the Food Safety Modernization Act, which creates a new system of federal oversight of domestically produced and imported food products. This course introduces students to the essential elements of administrative law and follows the basic structure of an administrative law course, but diverges from the traditional study by using cases and problems that are specific to food safety and food labeling issues in the United States. The primary goal of the class is to provide students with knowledge of the fundamental administrative law principles applied in matters involving the regulation of food and food products, and the ability to apply these principles to problems similar to those encountered in actual practice. To the extent possible, this class will be taught from a practice-oriented approach, requiring students to engage in problem-solving exercises online.Students who have taken Administrative Law (532) may not take this course.
3 Animal Health, World Trade, and Food Safety / Haskell, Sco.810E / 730 97THDYOnline GFL students only20 TBD
The objective of this online course is to familiarize students with the history, development and workings of the OIE, with particular emphasis on its role as the organization responsible for setting international standards for animal health and zoonoses, and attention to its new mandates for animal welfare and food safety.
Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to students in the Global Food Law Program.
3 Food Regulation in the European Union / Holle, Mar.810B / 730 97THDEOnline GFL students only20 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 97THDDOnline GFL students only20 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 97THDCOnline GFL students only20 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 FSMA Produce Safety Rule / Deangelo, Kri.810X / 730 97THDKOnline GFL students only15 Take Home Exam,
This course provides students with the legal perspective of FDA’s Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act. This course has an administrative overtone, providing an understanding of the legislative and regulatory processes through an in-depth look at the relationship between the Food and Drug Administration, industry, consumer interest groups, and science communities.
Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to students in the Global Food Law Program.
3 International Food Laws and Regulations / Fortin, Nea.810D / 730 97THDFOnline GFL students only20 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 New Horizons in Food Laws in Africa and the Middle East / Mbabazi, Rut.811A / 730 97THDMOnline GFL students only20 Take Home Exam,
This online course, introduces food law and regulation as it is currently practiced in the region. Students gain an understanding of the numerous factors influencing the development of food laws and regulations, legal and regulatory complexities, and the flow of food and agricultural products across Africa and the Middle East. Perspectives from legal, regulatory, scientific, and trade interests are considered. The linkage of law and regulatory developments in Africa and the Middle East to broader movements underway on an international basis is explored.
Prerequisite(s): Open to students in the Global Food Law (GFL) Program and others with approval of the college. Requests for enrollment from non-GFL (JDs and other guests) should be sent to foodlaw@law.msu.edu for processing.
3 Regulation of Agricultural Production & Marketing / Eicher, All.810M / 730 97THDJOnline GFL students only20 Final Paper,
This course highlights laws and regulations relevant to agricultural production and distribution of food. Focus is on understanding how laws and regulation influence what farmers raise, how they raise it and market it, and how that affects food quality and value. Topics include current and past methods of supporting production and profitability, agricultural production standards relevant to food products, including organics, and regulation of relationships between produces and buyers. 
3 Survey of Intellectual Property in Agriculture / Carter-Johnson, Jef.810N / 730 97THDHOnline GFL students only20 Take Home Exam,
This course is a survey of the intellectual property concepts that are important in the Agriculture Industry. Beginning with an introduction to intellectual property generally, the class will focus on utility patents, plant patents, and Plant Variety Act certificates, including international perspectives. Trade secrets and trademarks will also be discussed. Once students are grounded in the applicable intellectual property law, the class will turn its focus to the impact that intellectual property rights have on access to food products and food safety. No scientific or other class pre-requisites are required. 
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