Summer 2021 Schedule

(Updated: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 11:45 AM)

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

Upper Level Required
Cr.Course Name / ProfessorCrse. / Sect. #Sect. IDDay/TimeLimitsRoomExam DetailsNotes
3 Professional Responsibility / Bullington, Cyn.500Q / 730 97T3UGMW/5:30pm-8:15pm
Online/Remote – Synchronous instruction requires online interaction at scheduled days/times.
25 Take Home Exam,
(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 / Domann, Bre.586 / 730 97T3UH
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
15 No Exam, E
(Formerly DCL 509) The course will focus on the process and goals of legal research. Special emphasis will be placed on Internet research, but instruction will be based on function rather than format. Students will learn how to find information through the Web, on Lexis and Westlaw, and in paper. By contrasting form, speed, cost and accuracy, students will learn how to integrate these sources for the most comprehensive and economical research product. Equal emphasis will be placed on conceptual structure and practical application.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing & Analysis or RWA: IP or RWA: SJ or RWA: CL and Advocacy
2 Advanced Legal Research / Innes, Tim.586 / 731 97T3UJ
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
15 No Exam, E
(Formerly DCL 509) The course will focus on the process and goals of legal research. Special emphasis will be placed on Internet research, but instruction will be based on function rather than format. Students will learn how to find information through the Web, on Lexis and Westlaw, and in paper. By contrasting form, speed, cost and accuracy, students will learn how to integrate these sources for the most comprehensive and economical research product. Equal emphasis will be placed on conceptual structure and practical application.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing & Analysis or RWA: IP or RWA: SJ or RWA: CL and Advocacy
2 Biotechnology Law and Food Products / Carter-Johnson, Jef.810P / 731 97T3USJD Only Section
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
10 Final Paper,
This course explores the impact of biotechnology on food production and food safety. After an introduction to biotechnology and the breadth of biotechnology-created foods available, the class will focus on the regulation of food safety and its environmental impact, both in the U.S. and internationally. Students will discuss the impact of public perception on the biotechnology agriculture and transgenic animals industries. No scientific or other class pre-requisites are required.
Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to students in the Global Food Law Program.
3 Criminal Procedure: Investigation / Candeub, Ada.616B / 730 97T3UK
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
40 Take Home Exam,
(Formerly Criminal Procedure I)This course provides students with an introduction to federal constitutional limits on police investigation under the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments. This includes the governance of search and interrogation, and the right to counsel. Students can take Criminal Procedure: Investigation and Criminal Procedure: Adjudication in any order or at the same time. Students who have taken Criminal Procedure I are ineligible to enroll in this course.
3 Food Law: Preventing Fakes and Counterfeits / Kammel, Kar.810Z / 731 97T3V4JD Only Section
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
7 Final Paper,
Protection from fake food is increasing in importance on a global scale. The crime of product, or trademark, counterfeiting for food has exploded with increased use of e-commerce and it has become even more challenging to protect a company’s food product and brand. While reactive legal responses remain important in the combatting of counterfeit food, a proactive approach will be necessary for a lawyer in this field. This class will explore both the reactive and proactive steps to protect a brand’s food product through trademark law, criminal law, administrative law, and contract law.
0 Law Externship Seminar / Wease, Chr.625D / 730 97T3UM
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
19 No Exam, P
Classroom component for students enrolled in an externship.
0 Law Externship Seminar / Wease, Chr.625D / 731 97T3UN
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
1 No Exam, P
Classroom component for students enrolled in an externship.
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
Var Housing Law Clinic I / Gilmore, Bri.630V / 001 Arranged3 No Exam, E P
(Formerly Rental Housing Clinic I - LAW 630A) Housing Law Clinic I is a comprehensive housing clinic that will cover a variety of housing areas for students. Students will have the opportunity to master the basics of local landlord-tenant law, and to focus on how the clinic can best serve the community in the housing area based upon the overall needs of the community and the problems facing consumers with respect to their housing choices. Other areas of clinic development and student advocacy will entail, but will not be limited to, foreclosures, fair housing, affordable housing, home ownership, and homelessness. Students can be expected to be assigned actual clients with housing problems and will, with supervision, act as legal counsel for these clients in a variety of settings. This will include advocacy in local housing courts and judicial tribunals in the state of Michigan. However, students will be mainly trained to be advocates, in and out of a judicial setting, with the overall goal to provide the student with a more expansive and well-rounded experience regarding housing law in a legal education setting. Students also will have the opportunity to consider other areas of housing advocacy where they might be able to have an impact on the lives of consumers, and will be supervised and supported in pursuing these goals on behalf of consumers. Enrollment in Housing Law Clinic I is by application only. Details about the application process will be provided to students in advance of each semester's enrollment period. In addition to class times, students enrolled in clinical programs must work a minimum of 12 hours at the clinic each week (in general, each student works between 12-15 hours weekly in addition to instructional time). NOTE: Enrolled students must attend a mandatory orientation session that will likely take place on the Saturday and Sunday immediately before the first day of class. Please see the clinics' website for additional information.
Prerequisite(s): Research, Writing and Advocacy I, Research, Writing and Advocacy II,Research, Writing and Analysis, Advocacy
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
2 Biotechnology Law and Food Products / Carter-Johnson, Jef.810P / 730 97T3UT
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
10 Take Home Exam,
This course explores the impact of biotechnology on food production and food safety. After an introduction to biotechnology and the breadth of biotechnology-created foods available, the class will focus on the regulation of food safety and its environmental impact, both in the U.S. and internationally. Students will discuss the impact of public perception on the biotechnology agriculture and transgenic animals industries. No scientific or other class pre-requisites are required.
Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to students in the Global Food Law Program.
1 Draft, Amend & Update Food Law / Hegarty, P. .811E / 730 97T3VR
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
20 Take Home Exam,
This course provides an analysis of the steps required to draft, amend and update food laws and regulations from a global perspective. Students learn how stakeholders from varying constituencies impact global food laws and regulations; appropriate input from government agencies, the food industry, and consumers involved along the food supply chain; understanding of the role and resources available from international agencies in influencing food laws and regulations; and identification of the need for a new or amended law are discussed.
Prerequisite(s): This course intended for students in the Global Food Law program only.
3 Food Law: Preventing Fakes and Counterfeits / Kammel, Kar.810Z / 730 97T3V3
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
13 Final Paper,
Protection from fake food is increasing in importance on a global scale. The crime of product, or trademark, counterfeiting for food has exploded with increased use of e-commerce and it has become even more challenging to protect a company’s food product and brand. While reactive legal responses remain important in the combatting of counterfeit food, a proactive approach will be necessary for a lawyer in this field. This class will explore both the reactive and proactive steps to protect a brand’s food product through trademark law, criminal law, administrative law, and contract law.
2 Foundations of Law and Legal Research / Domann, Bre.807A / 730 97T3UP
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
20 No Exam,
This online course provides an introduction to the American legal system with a special focus on the research and writing needs of international scholars and non-lawyers (focus on American jurisprudence and Global Food Law).
Prerequisite(s): This course is restricted to students in the Global Food Law Program.
1 Marijuana Law / Revore, Dav.566T / 730 97T3VS
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
20 Take Home Exam,
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 Special Topics in Global Food Law / Eicher, All.811B / 730 97T3V5
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
25 Final Paper,
Designed to explore the rapidly evolving technologies, frequent revisions to the global regulatory landscape, and continually changing consumer demands of food law, this online course focuses on current, emerging and controversial issues. The course emphasizes understanding current issues as well as their long term implications. The impact of these changes are felt along the entire food supply chain and a special focus is given to food production and sourcing as well as the policies impacted.
Prerequisite(s): This course is intended for students in the Global Food Law Program.
1 Survey of Hemp / Eicher, All.811D / 730 97T3UR
Online/Remote – Asynchronous instruction requires online interaction with flexible time.
20 Take Home Exam,
This course provides an overview of the laws and regulations related to hemp at the state and federal levels. Covers the history and decriminalization of hemp. Introduction to agency battles, unique issues encountered in production, various uses of the plant and its extracts, and a look at how the rest of the world views hemp.
Prerequisite(s): This course intended for students in the Global Food Law program only.
Top, A = Alternate Year, E = Experiential Learning, P = permission required, S = professional skills course, U = satisfies ULWR