Fall 2021 Schedule

(Updated: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 1:42 PM)

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

1st Year/Section 1
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. / Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
4 Civil Procedure / Darden, Tif.530A / 001 TR/8:30am-10:10am0 472 12-13-2021 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 / 001 MW/10:15am-11:55am0 472 12-17-2021 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.
Var Foundations of Law / Fletcher, Mat.530K / 001 Immersion Week0 471 No Exam,
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 / 001 MW/2:00pm-3:45pm0 473 12-08-2021 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 / Staszewski, Gle.530A / 002 MW/8:15am-9:55am0 473 12-13-2021 1:30 PM
(Formerly Civil Procedure I) A survey of civil procedure, primarily addressing jurisdiction, venue, the Erie doctrine, pleadings, simple joinder, discovery, sanctions, summary judgment, judgment as a matter of law, and former adjudication (claim preclusion and issue preclusion). Primary emphasis is placed on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure with some potential discussion of state deviations from the federal model.
4 Contracts / Barnhizer, Dan.530B / 002 TR/10:30am-12:10pm0 473 12-17-2021 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.
Var Foundations of Law / Grosso, Cat.530K / 002 Immersion Week0 472 No Exam,
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 MW/10:15am-12:00pm0 473 12-08-2021 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCl 141) The study of the protection that the law affords against interference by others with one's person, property or intangible interest. It is broadly divisible into three areas of liability: intentional interference, negligence and strict liability. Specific tort actions and defenses are analyzed. Each is examined in the context of underlying social and economic factors that provide the framework in which law develops and social conflict is managed.
(1st year students must be enrolled in a Research and Writing Section)
Top, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

1st Year/Section 3
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. / Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
4 Civil Procedure / Pucillo, Phi.530A / 003 MW/10:15am-11:55am0 474 12-13-2021 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 / Ponoroff, Law.530B / 003 MWF/8:45am-9:55am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
0 Online 12-17-2021 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.
Footnote(s): Students may use LAW 474 to participate in online class on campus if needed. Please note that though the lecture is online, the final exam will be in person.
Var Foundations of Law / O'Brien, Bar.530K / 003 Immersion Week0 473 No Exam,
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 TR/10:30am-12:10pm0 474 12-08-2021 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCl 141) The study of the protection that the law affords against interference by others with one's person, property or intangible interest. It is broadly divisible into three areas of liability: intentional interference, negligence and strict liability. Specific tort actions and defenses are analyzed. Each is examined in the context of underlying social and economic factors that provide the framework in which law develops and social conflict is managed.
(1st year students must be enrolled in a Research and Writing Section)
Top, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR

1st Year Research and Writing
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. / Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
3 Research, Writing & Analysis / Stokstad, Pau.530D / 001 T/8:30am-9:45am & R/8:30am-10:10am
Online/Remote/In-person Hybrid – Instruction occurs online/remote with in-person sessions of students in a rotation at scheduled days/times.
0 346
(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 / 002 T/1:30pm-2:45pm & R/1:30pm-3:10pm
Online/Remote/In-person Hybrid – Instruction occurs online/remote with in-person sessions of students in a rotation at scheduled days/times.
0 344
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter. Additional $200 for lab fee will be assessed.
3 Research, Writing & Analysis / Lawrence, Dea.530D / 003 T/1:30pm-2:45pm & R/1:30pm-3:10pm
Online/Remote/In-person Hybrid – Instruction occurs online/remote with in-person sessions of students in a rotation at scheduled days/times.
0 325
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter. Additional $200 for lab fee will be assessed.
3 Research, Writing & Analysis / Lawrence, Dea.530D / 004 T/3:00pm-4:15pm & R 3:30pm-5:10pm
Online/Remote/In-person Hybrid – Instruction occurs online/remote with in-person sessions of students in a rotation at scheduled days/times.
0 325
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter. Additional $200 for lab fee will be assessed.
3 Research, Writing & Analysis / Gentry, Kev.530D / 011 W/4:00pm-5:15pm & F/8:30am-10:10am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
0 345
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter. Additional $200 for lab fee will be assessed.
3 Research, Writing & Analysis / Gentry, Kev.530D / 012 W/2:00pm-3:15pm & F/10:30am-12:10pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
0 345
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter. Additional $200 for lab fee will be assessed.
3 Research, Writing & Analysis / Spiliopoulos, Ela.530D / 013 W/4:00pm-5:15pm & F/8:30am-10:10am
Online/Remote/In-person Hybrid – Instruction occurs online/remote with in-person sessions of students in a rotation at scheduled days/times.
0 Online
(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 / 015 T/1:30pm-2:45pm & F/10:30am-12:10pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
0 324 & 340
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter. Additional $200 for lab fee will be assessed.
3 Research, Writing & Analysis: Intellectual Property Perspective / Costello, Nan.530E / 009 T/1:30pm-2:45pm & R/1:30pm-3:10pm0 346
(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 / 010 T/3:00pm-4:15pm & R 3:30pm-5:10pm0 346
(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 / 005 T/1:30pm-2:45pm & R/1:30pm-3:10pm0 340
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 / 006 T/3:00pm-4:15pm & R 3:30pm-5:10pm0 340
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 / Spiliopoulos, Ela.530Q / 014 W/2:00pm-3:15pm & F/10:30am-12:10pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
0 Online
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 / 007 T/1:30pm-2:45pm & R/1:30pm-3:10pm
Online/Remote/In-person Hybrid – Instruction occurs online/remote with in-person sessions of students in a rotation at scheduled days/times.
0 341
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 / 008 T/3:00pm-4:15pm & R 3:30pm-5:10pm
Online/Remote/In-person Hybrid – Instruction occurs online/remote with in-person sessions of students in a rotation at scheduled days/times.
0 341
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 TR/3:30pm-4:45pm80 471 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
2 Advanced Legal Research / Thompson, Dar.586 / 002 Asynchronous
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
15 Online 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 / Hanna, Hil. & Innes, Tim.586 / 001 T/8:30am-10:10am20 325 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 Topics in Indian Law: Native American Natural Resources Law / Singel, Wen.635A / 001 W/2:00pm-3:40pm20 335 Final Paper, U
This course explores issues relating to property rights, environmental protection, and natural resources in Indian country. The topics addressed will include land use and environmental protection; natural resources development; water rights: tribal, cultural and religious relationships with the land; and land ownership and property rights of tribes.
Prerequisite(s): Federal Law and Indian Tribes
3 Antitrust Law / Chen, Jam.504 / 001 TR/1:30pm-2:45pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
30 Online Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 310)This course will explore the role of antitrust law and analysis of restraints of trade and competition in various markets. Beginning with an analysis of the goals of antitrust law, and their operation in society, the requirements of antitrust claims will be explored through historical and current examples. Highlights will include problems in market power, monopoly, price fixing, tying, bundling, and special problems with patents. The course will include discussion of recent issues in antitrust law.
2 Automated Vehicles and the Law / Dukarski, Jen.537S / T/8:30am-10:10am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 Online Final Paper,
The development of automated vehicles, which can assume all driving functions, as well as connected vehicles that communicate with each other to help avoid crashes, represents a fundamental transformation of transportation. These technologies present a myriad of legal issues, including product liability, cybersecurity, privacy, insurance, criminal law and procedure, federal and state regulation, and patents. The technologies are complex – artificial intelligence, machine learning, human-machine interface, and ethical decision-making designs are all involved. This course explains how the technologies are designed, tested, and developed; the real-life deployments of the vehicles; product liability risks stemming from development decisions; means for mitigating liability risks in design and warnings; liability for cybersecurity breaches including hacking; protection of privacy and liability for illicit intrusions; criminal liability for illicit use of vehicles; and a new paradigm for insurance law when the vehicle becomes the driver. Trial practice likely will also be affected because of the extraordinary complexity of the artificial intelligence design evidence that juries will need to understand. The course will explain how discovery and evidentiary presentation at trial may be managed.
3 Basic Income Taxation / Blankfein-Tabachnick, Dav.501K / 001 TR/3:30pm-4:45pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
80 Online 12-16-2021 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 TR/6:00pm-7:15pm20 340 No Exam, 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 MW/2:00pm-3:40pm80 474 12-15-2021 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 / Douglas, Kev.500M / 001 TR/4:00pm-5:40pm80 474 12-16-2021 1:30 PM
This course deals with issues relating to common forms of business organization, including corporations, limited liability companies and closely held corporations. The four credit version of Business Enterprises also includes an introduction to mergers and acquisitions.
2 Client Counseling and Interviewing / Winegarden, J. .591A / 301 W/6:00pm-7:40pm
Online/Remote/In-person Hybrid – Instruction occurs online/remote with in-person sessions of students in a rotation at scheduled days/times.
18 335 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 TR/1:30pm-2:45pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
40 Online 12-10-2021 8:30 AM
(Formerly Arbitration) A course dealing with all aspects of arbitrating disputes under collective bargaining agreements, including judicial review of arbitration procedures and analyses of the concepts applied by arbitrators in reaching their respective decisions. Students will have an opportunity to observe an actual arbitration in process and participate as an advocate in a mock arbitration.
Prerequisite(s): Evidence
2 Comparative Free Expression / Saunders, Kev.549F / 001 M/2:00pm-3:50pm20 344 12-15-2021 8:30 AM
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 / 002 MW/10:15am-12:00pm80 471 12-14-2021 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 172) A study of procedural and substantive due process of law, equal protection of the laws and the Bill of Rights, including freedom of expression.
4 Constitutional Law II / Lawrence, Mic.500N / 001 TR/10:30am-12:10pm
Online/Remote/In-person Hybrid – Instruction occurs online/remote with in-person sessions of students in a rotation at scheduled days/times.
90 471 12-14-2021 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 R/8:30am-10:10am20 344 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 Corporate Finance / Spoon, Ell.508B / 001 MW/2:00pm-3:15pm40 346 12-15-2021 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 380) In Corporate Finance the principles of accounting and valuation and the basic financial environment of closely held companies and public companies will be examined. Building on this foundation, the fundamental issues surrounding common stock, preferred stock and debt will be analyzed. Finally, all these fundamentals will be applied in examining financial issues with mergers and acquisitions and tender offers and in understanding how "deals" are done. Students who have not taken Business Enterprises are permitted to enroll in this course if they are simultaneously enrolled in Business Enterprises.
Prerequisite(s): Business Enterprises
2 Corporate Governance and Compliance / Min, Gee.508F / 301 W/4:45pm-6:25pm20 325 Final Paper, U
(Formerly Corporate Law and Policy: Corporate Governance and Compliance) A survey of issues in corporate governance and compliance in light of the legal risks faced by corporations and corporate directors and officers in the legal environment presented by securities law, antitrust, tort law, environmental law, and other sources of liability. Specific topics include risk management, Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley, internal compliance programs, and corporate codes of conduct and codes of behavior.
3 Corporate Income Taxation / Wease, Jos.508C / 001 TR/10:30am-11:45am30 325 12-14-2021 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 465) The course will focus on federal income taxation of corporations and shareholders, the tax consequences of choice of entity, the formation and liquidations of corporations, the taxation of corporations and shareholders, and the tax aspects of S corporations. EITHER Basic Income Tax A OR Basic Income Tax B fulfills the prerequisite. If the system will not let you register with either of these prerequisites, please contact the Registrar's Office.
Prerequisite(s): Basic Income Taxation
3 Criminal Procedure: Investigation / Grosso, Cat.616B / 001 MW/8:30am-9:45am80 472 12-16-2021 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 T/6:00pm-7:40pm30 345 12-09-2021 1:30 PM E
(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
3 Cyber Law/Network Regulations / Candeub, Ada.533S / 001 MW/8:30am-9:45am
Online/Remote/In-person Hybrid – Instruction occurs online/remote with in-person sessions of students in a rotation at scheduled days/times.
20 335 Take Home Exam,
This course examines legal policy issues arising from the Internet, with an emphasis on three broad areas: (1) impact of the Internet on traditional legal causes of action; (2) government regulation of the Internet; (3) international aspects of the Internet and the interplay among United States and foreign jurisdictions.
2 Cybersecurity and Data Protection / Kennedy, Den.535S / 001 T/4:00pm-5:40pm25 345 Final Paper,
This course introduces students to the inter-related topics of cybersecurity, data protection, and data privacy, considering both practical and legal aspects of these topics. This course helps students recognize, explain, and critique how the law and legal profession responds to the challenges raised in these topics. This course will survey personal and organizational cybersecurity, how data is created, collected, stored, and used, governmental and non-governmental approaches to data protection, and new approaches to data and data protection. This course will examine the current and future roles of lawyers and the framework of a lawyer’s duty of technology competence. This course will consider new legal roles (e.g., product counsel and legal operations), challenges these topics bring to traditional delivery of legal services, and how lawyers advise clients about managing risks in a rapidly-changing environment. This course will be particularly useful for students who are contemplating representing business or technology clients, using their law degree in non-traditional ways, or working in a data or cybersecurity practice. This course assumes students may (or may not) arrive with a range of knowledge and experience with cybersecurity and data protection, and we will provide the necessary introduction to these topics in class.
3 Domestic Violence / Thronson, Ver.541B / 001 MW/2:00pm-3:15pm30 324 12-15-2021 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 427) A historical background of Domestic Violence. Focus will be placed on understanding the nature of domestic violence, the prevention of domestic violence, and the survivor and batterer behavior.
3 E-Discovery / Candeub, Ada.537D / 001 MW/10:30am-11:45am
Online/Remote/In-person Hybrid – Instruction occurs online/remote with in-person sessions of students in a rotation at scheduled days/times.
40 345 Take Home Exam, E
This course will cover the rules and procedures for conducting discovery of electronically stored information (ESI). This course will examine the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, with their relatively recent amendments. This course will focus on the rules and caselaw, and is an experiential course built around exercises using discovery software.
2 Elder Law / Simasko, Pat.541C / 301 T/6:00pm-7:40pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
25 Online Take Home Exam,
An introduction to the needs of elder clients & their families.
2 Election Law / Fracassi, Ada.579E / 301 R/6:00pm-7:40pm20 344 12-15-2021 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 318) This course involves the study of election issues, including voting; redistricting; candidacy, ballots and ballot access; party organization; initiative, referendum and recall; campaign finance; and recounts.
2 Entrepreneurial Lawyering / Smathers, Ama.537E / 001 R/4:00pm-5:40pm30 345 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.
2 Environmental Justice / Singel, Wen.566S / 001 M/2:00pm-3:40pm20 335 Final Paper, U
Environmental justice draws from environmental law and civil rights law principles to focus attention on the disparate environmental harms experienced by low-income communities and communities of color. This course will provide students with a comprehensive introduction to environmental justice by examining topics such as the development of the environmental justice movement, the empirical evidence of the unequal distribution of environmental benefits and burdens caused by hazardous waste facilities and other types of industrial activities, theories of causation for disparities in environmental impacts across communities, special issues relating to American Indian communities and tribal governance, environmental justice perspectives on regulation and the administrative state, and issues relating to risk assessment. In the second half of the course, students will study environmental justice claims that arise in several areas of environmental law, including standard setting, program design, facility permitting, enforcement, contaminated site cleanup, and brownfield redevelopment. Students will also study the role of the lawyer in private enforcement actions, and they will learn how environmental justice claims can be framed as constitutional and civil rights claims.
3 Environmental Law / Morag-Levine, Nog.566A / 001 MW/10:30am-11:45am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
40 Online 12-14-2021 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 323) This course provides an introduction to the legal principles, institutions, and policy debates central to American environmental regulation. The course begins with an overview of economical and ethical justifications for environmental regulation, historical and contemporary common-law-based approaches to environmental problems, and the evolution of federal environmental law. Next the course surveys the regulatory programs enacted under major environmental statutes, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The course will focus in this connection on differences in the statutory criteria used to determine the stringency of regulation (risk-based, technology-based, and cost-benefit standards), and the choice between direct regulation and economic-incentive-based means of meeting environmental goals. Finally, discussion will turn to the challenges of environmental enforcement, and the role of agencies, courts and citizens groups in the implementation of environmental law.
4 Evidence / Bitensky, Sus.500P / 002 TR/1:30pm-3:10pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
80 Online 12-10-2021 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 MW/4:00pm-5:15pm80 472 12-17-2021 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 220) A study of the means and methods of proof or disproof of a proposition as either permitted, required or prohibited under the Anglo-American system of jurisprudence. The rules respecting problems of remoteness and prejudice of evidence, circumstantial proof, the employment of writings, their authentication and proof of their contents. A study in depth of hearsay evidence and its status in the evidence. A thorough inquiry into the so-called "evidential preferences" of our legal system and the deficiencies of hearsay evidence as related to these preferences.
3 Family Law: Marriage & Divorce / Starnes, Cyn.541E / 001 TR/1:30pm-2:45pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
80 Online 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 MW/8:30am-9:45am20 340 12-16-2021 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 349) The focus of this course is the operation of the federal court system. It will cover not only the usual bases of federal court jurisdiction, such as diversity, federal questions and removal, but also other doctrines that impact federal courts, including standing, ripeness, mootness, abstention and state sovereign immunity. Significant attention will be focused on federal litigation under the Civil Rights Acts. This course will be of benefit to those intending to practice in federal courts and to those seeking a federal court clerkship.
Prerequisite(s): Civil Procedure
3 Federal Law and Indian Tribes / Fletcher, Mat.635B / 001 MW/8:45am-10:00am30 324 12-16-2021 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 486) An examination of the law and policy of the United States regarding Indian tribes and their citizen members. Study the relationships between the federal, state, and tribal governments; and examine the source and scope of federal, state and tribal authority in Indian Country
3 Food and Drug Law / Carter-Johnson, Jen.558B / 731 Asynchronous
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
20 Online Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 357) This course is designed to provide a basic working knowledge of domestic laws regulating food, drugs, cosmetics, biologics/blood and medical devices. It has an administrative overtone, providing an understanding of the legislative and regulatory processes through an in-depth look at the relationship between the FDA, industry, consumer interest groups and Congress.
2 Government Relations and Lobbying Law / Pirich, Joh. & Swartzle, Bro.551D / 301 T/6:00pm-7:40pm30 346 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 Health Care Law / Geroux, Deb.558C / 001 T/8:30am-10:10am20 341 12-13-2021 1:30 PM
(Formerly DCL 458) THIS COURSE MAY BE OFFERED AS EITHER 2 OR 3 CREDITS. Survey of major aspects of substantive health care law and regulation. Topics include: 1) Health care economics, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid; 2) Health facility regulation, including quality assurance programs, licensing and Medicare-imposed operational requirements; 3) Health professional (practitioner) regulation, including board certification, licensure, medical staff credentialing and corporate practice of medicine; 4) Managed care, including organizational structures, regulation, contracting practices and vicarious liability; 5) Regulation of human subject research; 6) Personal autonomy, surrogate decisionmakers and death and dying; 7) Kickback, Fraud and Abuse and Stark II regulation of referral patterns; 8) Corporate structure and federal tax exemption of health care institutions. Medical malpractice and tort liability will not be emphasized. A final examination is required.
2 Hospitality Law / Deacon, Bra. & Ten Brink, Cha.605A / 301 M/5:45pm-7:25pm30 325 No Exam,
Students learn to identify and manage the legal issues raised by clients providing lodging, food, and alcohol to the public, with a focus on entrepreneurship and small business models, and particular attention to the intersection of local, state, and federal regulation. Topics would include choice of business form, duties to guests and others, food and alcohol regulation, lodging and land use regulation. The course will include several case studies requiring students to consider clients’ business plans and provide appropriate legal analysis and advice.
Prerequisite(s): Torts (Law 500R) and Contracts (Law 530B)
3 Immigration Law / Thronson, Dav.541G / 001 MW/8:30am-9:45am60 471 12-16-2021 8:30 AM
(Formerly DCL 353) This course provides a general overview of U.S. immigration law and policy. The course will examine the admission, exclusion, deportation and naturalization of noncitizens in the United States, from constitutional foundations to daily practice issues. The course also will explore the rights of immigrants in employment, education, and public benefits, and will analyze the interaction of immigration law with other areas of law such as criminal law.
3 Integrative Law & Social Work / Kozakiewicz, Jos.541J / 001 M/9:00am-11:30am20 346 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.
3 Intellectual Property Practicum / Carter-Johnson, Jen. & Murshak, Mik.535F / 001 T/10:30am-12:10pm0 335 No Exam, E P
This class will revolve around the skills that young intellectual property attorneys are often forced to learn on the job while in practice as taught by practicing attorneys. Classes may involve lecture or class exercises as the topic dictates. The focus of the practicum will vary depending on practicing attorney availability. Assignments will encompass many types of topic-appropriate readings, including cases, practitioner guides, and CLE materials. Students are recommended to have taken either Patent Law, Intellectual Property Survey, or Patent Application Drafting.
Prerequisite(s): Patent Law or Intellectual Property Survey or Patent Application Preparation
3 International Environmental Law / Favre, Dav.548E / 001 TR/9:00am-10:15am20 335 Final Paper, U
(Formerly DCL 417) This course introduces the student to the use of bilateral and multilateral treaties and other international mechanisms for dealing with international environmental problems such as ozone in the upper atmosphere, the greenhouse effect, destruction of forest and trade in endangered species. Normally, a paper is required.
2 International Intellectual Property Law / Kammel, Kar.533E / 001 M/3:45pm-5:25pm30 324 12-17-2021 1:30 PM
International Intellectual Property Law begins with overview of the purposes of intellectual property under U.S. law, then looks at rapidly developing treaty regimes, reciprocal international legislation particularly focusing on patent law, and international cases for the protection of scientific invention and ownership issues in the global markets that affect the rights of authors and inventors. Some attention will also focus on United States export control laws.
2 International Sale of Goods / Barnhizer, Dan.548G / 001 R/1:30pm-3:10pm20 335 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 478) A study of international sales law under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Similarities and contrasts with sales law under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code will be investigated. Also addressed are the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts.
2 Introduction to Islamic Law / Khalil, Moh.545F / 001 M/4:00pm-5:40pm20 335 12-17-2021 1:30 PM
The study of Islamic legal philosophy and the historical evolution of Islamic legal and jurisprudential systems that will include origins, nature, sources, and interpretive methodologies of classical Islamic law, and the main institution for upholding this law, the madhhab, or school of law, examining its development from the formative to the post-formative periods and highlighting important controversies generated along the way; Early encounter of Islamic law with modernity; and Exploration of several contemporary topics that have served as catalysts for new tensions and alternative approaches and interpretive theories.
3 Law and Economics / Mercuro, Nic.515 / 301 MW/6:00pm-7:15pm30 324 12-13-2021 1:30 PM
Law & Economics or as sometimes named The Economic Analysis of Law or the New Law and Economics consists of the application of economic theory – primarily microeconomics and the basic concepts of welfare economics – to examine the formation, structure, processes, and economic impact of law and legal institutions. The purpose of this course is: (A) to provide a brief review of i) microeconomic theory and ii) the history of law, sufficient to (B) undertake a survey of the dominant schools of thought that comprise the field of Law & Economics. The various schools of thought that compete in this marketplace of ideas, include i) the Chicago approach to law and economics, ii) public choice theory, iii) social norms and law and economics, and iv) the new institutional economics. The goal is to have students understand the jurisprudential niche occupied by the several schools of thought that comprise the field of Law & Economics in present-day legal scholarship ... to come to appreciate the history of the people, the places, the ideas, and the resources that established prestigious Law & Economics Programs and Centers at the nation’s elite law schools ... always with a focus on their impact on the nation’s political economy. Each of these schools of thought places a significant emphasis on the interrelations between law and economy. The schools of thought presented are both competing and complementary perspectives on, or approaches to, the study of the development and the reformulation of law. Each is devoted to its own examination of the interrelations of legal and economic processes and thus, the nation’s political economy. As such, the materials covered in the course are of fundamental importance not only for those working in the fields of economics and law, but also to those in the contiguous disciplines of political science, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.
Prerequisite(s): After taking this course, students may not take Analytical Methods for Lawyers - Microeconomics (509A), nor may they be taken concurrently.
2 Law and Gender / Johnson, Hea.541N / 301 R/6:00pm-7:40pm
Online/Remote/In-person Hybrid – Instruction occurs online/remote with in-person sessions of students in a rotation at scheduled days/times.
20 335 Final Paper, **
This course will focus on Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Law. The seminar will explore privacy, the regulation of sexual activity, marriage, religious exemptions, employment discrimination, education, and legal theory. Students will be encouraged to examine law and sexuality in the context of constitutional and statutory protections and limitations that could inform multiple areas of study or work on behalf of LGBTQ clients in the future. This semester long course meets once per week and will require regular class participation, an oral argument, and a final paper or appellate brief.
Footnote(s): Online until October; will resume in person instruction past that point.
2 Marijuana Law / Revore, Dav.566T / 301 R/6:00pm-7:40pm30 345 12-15-2021 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 F/9:00am-11:30am20 473 12-08-2021 1:30 PM E
(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 Oct. 1-3, 15-1618 Take Home Exam, E
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.
2 Michigan Civil Procedure / Lauderbach, Jon.593A / 001 W/4:00pm-5:40pm30 324 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.
2 Negotiation / Raheem, Ant.591C / 002 R/3:30pm-5:10pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
16 Online No 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 / Basta, Jos.591C / 001 F/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.
16 335 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 Patent Application Preparation / English, Tre.533J / 001 R/10:30am-12:10pm20 335 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. & Carter-Johnson, Jen.533K / 001 MW/10:15am-11:30am
Online/Remote/In-person Hybrid – Instruction occurs online/remote with in-person sessions of students in a rotation at scheduled days/times.
30 325 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 564) This course provides a general introduction to patent law, introducing students to the basic legal rules and policies that constitute this important field of intellectual property law. Subjects covered include claim interpretation and patentable subject matter. Students will then spend the majority of the course studying the specific requirements for a valid patent, including the utility, written description, enablement, novelty, and non-obviousness requirements. Patent litigation topics such as infringement, defenses and damages will be covered as time permits. The course will focus on the new America Invents Act (AIA) but will also incorporate older rules as many currently existing patents will be analyzed under pre-AIA standards for the foreseeable future. Although patent cases often involve complicated scientific discoveries or technologies, the essential legal principles or policies rarely depend on understanding the underlying science or technology. Accordingly, students with non-technical backgrounds are encouraged to take this course, particularly given that intellectual property assets, such as patents, are increasingly important to commercial clients the world over.
3 Public International Law / Krasnicka, Iza.548N / 001 TR/10:30am-11:45am40 345 Final Paper, U
(Formerly DCL 341) This course involves the study of the international legal system, sources and organizations. It also examines the relationship of individuals and states in international law and transnational legal and economic problems.
3 Refugee and Asylum Law Seminar / Thronson, Dav.541U / 001 MW/10:15am-11:30am24 340 Final Paper, U
This course will provide an overview of refugee and asylum law in the United States. It will explore the contours of the refugee definition and each element of an asylum claim by looking at statutes, regulations, treaties, and relevant case law. The course will compare the related protections of withholding of removal and relief under the Convention Against Torture. Finally, the course will discuss U.S. asylum procedure generally, and bars to asylum, both substantive and procedural. 
3 Remedies / Chen, Jam.593D / 001 TR/10:30am-11:45am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
60 Online 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.
3 Secured Transactions / Ponoroff, Law.501E / 001 TR/1:30pm-2:45pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
80 Online 12-10-2021 1:30 PM **
(Formerly DCL 240) Covers the process of financing the sale of goods, the secured transaction under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, including creation, perfection, priority of security interests in personal property and default procedures.
Footnote(s): Please note that though the lecture is online, the final exam will be in person.
Prerequisite(s): Students who have taken Sales and Secured Transactions may not take this class.
2 Sports Law / Schneider, Deb.609 / 301 W/6:00pm-7:40pm20 340 Final Paper,
(Formerly DCL 351) This course explores the legal structure of and problems surrounding amateur and professional sports leagues and associations. Included will be an examination of the role of the collective bargaining process, representation of the professional athlete, individual contracts and arbitration in professional sports, anti-trust law implications and common problem areas, including the particular place of tort and criminal law in professional and amateur sports. 
3 Survey of Intellectual Property in Agriculture / Carter-Johnson, Jef.810N / 731 Asynchronous
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
10 Online 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 / Blankfein-Tabachnick, Dav.572D / 001 W/4:00pm-5:40pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
21 Online 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 T/3:15pm-4:55pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 Online 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 Topics in Criminal Law: Theories of Punishment / Bronsther, Jac.618 / 001 T/1:30pm-3:10pm20 335 Final Paper, U
This seminar will examine the moral foundations of criminal law and sentencing. The overarching question is this: Why, if at all, is the state entitled to intentionally harm someone when they commit an offense?
2 Trademark Law and Unfair Competition Law / Murshak, Mik.533N / 301 W/5:45pm-7:25pm20 471 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 / Payok, Mat.623D / 302 R/6:00pm-8:30pm16 428 No 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.
Footnote(s): Nov. 19-21, 2021
3 Trial Practice Institute - Trial I / Aquilina, Ros.623D / 301 T/6:00pm-8:30pm16 428 No 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.
Footnote(s): Nov. 19-21, 2021
3 Trial Practice Institute: Pre-Trial I / McNally, Ver.623B / 001 MW/10:30am-11:45am16 428 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 M/6:00pm-8:30pm
Online/Remote/In-person Hybrid – Instruction occurs online/remote with in-person sessions of students in a rotation at scheduled days/times.
16 428 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 M/2:00pm-3:40pm 8/23/21-10/11/2116 428 No Exam,
This course will provide the foundation for trial work to all TPI students, but is designed for TPI students who do not have advocacy experience through the Moot Court & Trial Advocacy Board (Board). The course includes instruction on the component parts of a trial, such as opening statement, direct examination, cross examination, and closing argument. It also explores introducing exhibits, impeachment, the mechanics of refreshing recollection, and the recorded recollection hearsay exception. It will also provide students with an opportunity to refine these skills on their feet.
3 Trusts and Estates / Ten Brink, Cha.501D / 001 MW/2:00pm-3:15pm80 471 12-09-2021 8:30 AM
(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 MW/4:00pm-5:15pm80 471 12-09-2021 8:30 AM
(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 M/8:00am-9:40am
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
20 Online 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 W/8:30am-10:10am25 325 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 Arbitration Competition / Bedikian, Mar.627P / 001 R/3:30pm-5:10pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
0 Online 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
0 Law Externship Seminar / Liggins, Jam.625D / 003 Asynchronous
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
20 Online No Exam, P
Classroom component for students enrolled in an externship.
0 Law Externship Seminar / Werntz, Hei.625D / 001 Asynchronous
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
20 Online No Exam, P
Classroom component for students enrolled in an externship.
0 Law Externship Seminar / Werntz, Hei.625D / 002 Asynchronous
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
20 Online No Exam, P
Classroom component for students enrolled in an externship.
2 Moot Court Competition (Class) / Copland, Jen.627A / 001 M/8:30am-10:10am0 344 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 M/2:00pm-3:40pm0 345 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 Competition / McNally, Ver.627N / 001 Arranged
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
0 Online 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 Arranged0 Arranged 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
Var Trial Competition / McNally, Ver.627R / 002 Arranged0 Arranged 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 W/9:00am-11:30am0 346 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
Var Chance at Childhood Clinic II / Kozakiewicz, Jos.631G / 001 Arranged0 Arranged 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 TR/3:30pm-5:10pm0 335 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 Arranged0 Arranged 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 TR/10:30am-12:10pm0 344 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
6 Immigration Law Clinic I / Thronson, Ver.630R / 001 F/10:00am-12:10pm0 344 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 Arranged0 Arranged 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
3 Indian Law Clinic I / Fort, Kat.631J / 001 MW/10:15am-11:55am0 335 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
Var Indian Law Clinic II / Fort, Kat.631K / 001 Arranged0 Arranged No Exam, E P
A continuation of Indian Law Clinic I.
Prerequisite(s): Indian Law Clinic I or Indigenous Law and Policy Center I
6 Tax Clinic I / Wease, Jos.630C / 001 MW/10:15am-11:55am0 324 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.
Var Tax Clinic II / Wease, Jos.630D / 001 Arranged0 Arranged 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
Var Animal and Natural Resources Law Review / Favre, Dav.629C / 001 Arranged0 Arranged 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 / Min, Gee.629A / 001 Arranged0 Arranged 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 Arranged0 Arranged 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 / Candeub, Ada.810K / 730 Asynchronous
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
20 Online 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 Asynchronous
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
20 Online Take Home Exam,
The objective of this online course is to familiarize students with the history, development and workings of the OIE, with particular emphasis on its role as the organization responsible for setting international standards for animal health and zoonoses, and attention to its new mandates for animal welfare and food safety.
Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to students in the Global Food Law Program.
3 Food and Drug Law / Carter-Johnson, Jen.558B / 730 Asynchronous
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
20 Online Take Home Exam,
(Formerly DCL 357) This course is designed to provide a basic working knowledge of domestic laws regulating food, drugs, cosmetics, biologics/blood and medical devices. It has an administrative overtone, providing an understanding of the legislative and regulatory processes through an in-depth look at the relationship between the FDA, industry, consumer interest groups and Congress.
3 Food Regulation in the European Union / Holle, Mar.810B / 730 Asynchronous
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
20 Online TBD
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 Asynchronous
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
20 Online 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.
3 Food Regulatory Law: Counseling and Advocacy / Strang, Lee.811F / 730 Asynchronous
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
20 Online Take Home Exam,
In the modern regulatory state, attorneys, regulatory affairs managers, and similar professionals either directly counsel or provide assistance and interfacing for food industry firms regarding both legal requirements and proactive guidance dealing with agencies, particularly in adverse or high-stakes situations. This course explores the law and administrative process that governs the regulation of the food industry, with a particular focus on strategic and tactical decisions by lawyers and food industry professionals to promote sound regulation of the food industry by federal and state agencies. Among other aspects of the regulation of food, this course will cover: the nature of the administrative process; legal strategy and analysis; the role of regulatory affairs; the practical application of regulatory affairs; tools and strategies concerning regulatory affairs; the nature of assessing and communicating risk; quality controls and management; compliance; and judicial review of agency decisions.
Prerequisite(s): Suggested to take: LAW 810A, U.S. Food Laws and Regulations Can not be taken if already taken: LAW810U, Regulatory Leadership in Food Law
2 Foundations of Law and Legal Research / Domann, Bre.807A / 730 Asynchronous
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
20 Online 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 Asynchronous
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
3 Online 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 Asynchronous
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
20 Online 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 / Maredia, Kar.811A / 730 Asynchronous
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
20 Online TBD
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 Asynchronous
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
20 Online 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 Asynchronous
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
15 Online 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