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List of Courses: Spring2018

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LAW 695 Academic Success Workshop [Details]
LAW 695 Description

Academic Success Program skills workshops are open to all interested students. The workshops cover essential law school skills such as note-taking, briefing cases, outlining, and exam-taking techniques. All students are encouraged to attend.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 0 View Th 2:30 PM-3:20 PM/Room. BLC A Day Myra Orlen
02 0 View Th 5 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Myra Orlen
LAW 773 Accounting for Lawyers [Details]
LAW 773 Description

This course will introduce law students to accounting, giving them a basic understanding of financial statements, accounting mechanics, and underlying accounting concepts and principles. The course is designed for students with little-to-no background in accounting. In addition to basic accounting, we will discuss such issues as professional governance and standard setting, topics currently being reviewed by the accounting regulators and/or Congress, recent accounting scandals, Sarbanes-Oxley, and difference between the practice of law and of accounting (including ethical foundations).

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 2 View Tu 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 2 Eve Henry Drapalski
LAW 705 Administrative Law [Details]
LAW 705 Description

This course examines the system through which a vast array of governmental power is exercised in the United States: the administrative process. Its focus will be the ways in which private interests are arranged, rearranged, and/or protected in that system against the background of the public interest. The course will address agency powers to gather and utilize information, promulgate regulations, and adjudicate rights and remedies under applicable statutes and regulations. Judicial review of adverse agency action will also be explored.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 3 View Tu,Th 8 PM-9:15 PM/Room. BLC B Eve Erin Buzuvis
QWCS671 Advanced Lawyering Skills [Details]
QWCS671 Description

This course will further develop and refine the research, analysis, citation, and writing skills introduced in the first-year Lawyering Skills course. With close supervision and guidance, students will be expected to develop their own research strategies using a wide range of research materials. The writing component of the course will consist of drafting an appellate brief and interrogatories. We will also examine, critique, and revise examples of typical written documents in law practice. The students will also present an oral argument based on the appellate briefs. The course will include peer assessment, self-editing, small group and individual conferences, and class presentations. Enrollment is limited to 16 students. (This is a simulation course and satisfies 2 experiential learning credits or 2 writing units.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 2 View W 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 1 Eve Patricia Newcombe
LAW 799 Advanced Legal Analysis II [Details]
LAW 799 Description

This Course builds on the skills and knowledge attained in Advanced Legal Analysis I. It explores topics not covered in Advanced Legal Analysis I, including Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law/Procedure and Property. In addition to this work in new subject matter areas, the course provides continued development of the analytical and writing skills necessary for bar examination success. Students will learn how the bar examiners test these topics and will learn how to study and to apply their knowledge to bar exam questions. The course is pass-fail, with the pass/fail determination based on 1) attendance and 2) completion of assignments. Students will receive feedback throughout the course. Students may enroll in this course in addition to ALA 1 or may take it to satisfy their bar course requirement. Students must successfully complete one ALA course to graduate.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View Tu 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC B Day Justin Dion
03 2 View M 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC B Eve Justin Dion
QWC 733 Alternative Reproductive Technology [Details]
QWC 733 Description

Just days after the turn of the last century, Justice O'Connor commented in a family law case that, "The demographic changes of the past century make it difficult to speak of an average American family. The composition of family varies greatly from household to household." Among these demographic changes and family composition are families formed by access to alternative reproductive technologies ("ART"). While some states have attempted to update laws to reflect the reality of the growing number of families created and shaped by access to ART, many more have exclusively had their legal regimes shaped by common law developments and a mosaic of regulatory and non-regulatory public policy. This course will focus on the broad range of topics with which individuals and their families intersect when accessing ART. Topics included, among others, will be: surrogacy; use, ownership and control of frozen embryos, second-parent adoption for non-genetic (sometimes same-sex) parents, insurance coverage, regulation of donor insemination; relevant provisions of uniform laws; and, role and enforcement of contracts in this area. The course will include a practice component as well as coverage of doctrine. A basic family law course is a prerequisite for this class. Enrollment is limited to 24 students. (This course satisfies 2 writing units.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View W 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Jennifer Levi
QWCS652 Appellate Advocacy [Details]
QWCS652 Description

This course has a twofold purpose. First, it provides upper level instruction in appellate brief writing and oral argument. Second, it serves as a means to gain selection to one of the school-sponsored intramural appellate moot court teams. Students in the course will receive intensive instruction in appellate brief-writing, working with a teammate, and appellate oral argument. Students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty about their writing and to receive feedback on their oral argument skills. This course satisfies 2 experiential learning credits or 2 writing units.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 2 View Th 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 2 Eve Jeanne Kaiser
LAW 551 Business Organizations [Details]
LAW 551 Description

This course focuses on the fundamental conceptual framework of business organizations law including the formation and conduct of business in the partnership, corporate, and limited liability company forms. It provides an introduction to the terminology of business organizations and finance, and transmits some sense of what a business lawyer does. It also engages in questions of ethics, justice, professional responsibility and critical analysis of numerous aspects of business law. (Required Course)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 2:30 PM-3:45 PM/Room. BLC B Day Rene Reich-Graefe
LAW 501 Constitutional Law [Details]
LAW 501 Description

This course is a study of the allocation of governmental authority and the limitations on that authority as defined by the Constitution of the United States. The course will deal with the problems of defining the scope of federal power, the relationship between the federal government and the states, the scope of state authority, and the rights of individuals with an emphasis on those rights guaranteed by the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Constitution. (Required Course)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 4 View Tu,Th 9:30 AM-10:40 AM/Room. BLC A,
F 10:45 AM-11:45 AM/Room. BLC A
Day Sudha Setty
03 4 View M,W 7:30 PM-9:20 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Bruce Miller
LAW 503 Contracts [Details]
LAW 503 Description

This course introduces students to the law governing legally enforceable agreements with a focus on the rights and duties of contracting parties. In focusing on how promissory relationships are created by the parties, the course emphasizes how these relationships are interpreted, limited, discharged, breached, and enforced. The course also addresses the ethical and equitable considerations affecting the contracting parties. (Required course.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 4 View F 9:30 AM-10:30 AM/Room. BLC A,
M,W 10:30 AM-11:40 AM/Room. BLC A
Day Jennifer Levi
03 4 View W 7 PM-8:10 PM/Room. BLC 3,
Th 7:20 PM-8:30 PM/Room. BLC 3,
M 8:20 PM-9:20 PM/Room. BLC 3
Eve Matthew Charity
LAW 694 Conveyancing [Details]
LAW 694 Description

This course concerns the legal aspects of the purchase and sale of real estate, beginning with the real estate broker and concluding with the closing process. The course covers in detail the purchase and sale agreement and remedies for the breach of the agreement; title examination and title insurance; property description and deed drafting; RESPA forms and regulation and closing adjustments; the closing process; and ethical considerations in representation of parties in real estate transactions. Prerequisite: Law 511 Property.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 2 View Th 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Jeffrey Knickerbocker
LAW 739 Copyright Law [Details]
LAW 739 Description

This course will focus on the legal protection given the creators of literary, artistic, musical, and related works. The course emphasis will be on copyright law's attempt to balance the rights of creators with the public's interest in access to creative works.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 2 View W 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 2 Eve Michelle Ciotola, Michael Rye
LAW 505 Criminal Law [Details]
LAW 505 Description

This course deals with the competing interests and policies that come into action when the individual clashes with society. The course also explores the underlying philosophical premises of various penal rules. The theories and purposes of punishment, the relationship between law and morality, definitions of criminal intent, principles of necessity, justification and excuse, and inchoate crime and group criminality may also be studied. (Required Course)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 4 View Th 6 PM-7:10 PM/Room. BLC 3,
M 7 PM-8:10 PM/Room. BLC 3,
W 8:20 PM-9:20 PM/Room. BLC 3
Eve Anne Goldstein
LAWS922 Criminal Law Defense Practicum [Details]
LAWS922 Description

Students in the Criminal Defense Practicum work as student defense attorneys at the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) within the Hampden County District Courts. By court rule, students in the Practicum are authorized to practice in any District Court case, which includes a mix of both misdemeanors and felonies. Typical of the offenses litigated by students in the District Court are possession and/or distribution of controlled substances, assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and violation of a restraining order, larceny, assault and battery on a police officer, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. During the course of the semester, a student attorney will appear in three different sessions of the District Court: the arraignment session (in which students represent indigent defendants in bail hearings), the motion session (in which students prepare and litigate motions to suppress and motions to dismiss) and, ultimately, the trial session (in which a student prepare and litigate jury and jury-waived trials.) This clinic allows students to gain substantial exposure over the course of the semester to the entire process of litigating a criminal case. Prerequisites: LAW 553, Evidence and LAW 706, Criminal Procedure Investigation. Enrollment is limited to 5 third-year full time and fourth-year part time students who have been selected through the clinic application process. A student is required to be SJC Rule 3:03 eligible. A student must successfully complete 28 hours of law studies before enrollment in a clinic. A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. (This course satisfies 4 experiential learning credits.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 4 View BA - TBA Tina Cafaro
LAWS923 Criminal Law Defense Practicum Sem. [Details]
LAWS923 Description

In addition to the fieldwork, there is a classroom component which operates as a combination seminar/simulation. This part of the course is quite intensive for the first three or four weeks of the semester as well as the week prior to the start of classes. Students must attend a two day orientation the week before classes begin; no exceptions will be made to this mandatory orientation. Following this initial training period, the class will meet at a designated time for a two-hour session on a weekly basis for the balance of the semester. (This course satisfies 2 experiential learning credits.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View Tu 9 AM-10:50 AM/Room. MTCT Day Tina Cafaro
LAW 784 Criminal Procedure Survey [Details]
LAW 784 Description

In this course, we will explore the constitutional rules that control the behavior of police officers when they investigate crime and prosecute criminal defendants. Specifically, this course will survey the impact of the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments on police investigations and also analyze the ways in which constitutional guarantees of due process, equal protection, and trial by jury impact criminal prosecutions. To this end, this course will provide an overview of criminal procedure issues arising during police investigation, arrest, prosecution, trial and post-conviction NOTE: Students who take this course may NOT also take either Criminal Adjudication or Criminal Investigation. Although this course will touch on some of the topics in Criminal Procedure: Investigation and Criminal Procedure: Adjudication, not all of these subject areas will be reviewed. For this reason, this course is intended for students who do not intend to practice Criminal Law, but want an introduction to criminal procedure. Students planning to practice criminal law or who have a significant interest in the field should consider taking both the Criminal Procedure: Investigation and Criminal Procedure: Adjudication courses, which together provide a more in-depth study of criminal procedure law.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 1 PM-2:15 PM/Room. BLC B Day Mary Hiser
LAW 796 Criminal Procedure: Adjudication [Details]
LAW 796 Description

This course examines the constitutional basis of criminally accused persons' post-arrest rights, in the context of, e.g.: bail and pretrial release, discovery, the right to counsel, guilty pleas, burdens and standards of proof, selection and composition of the jury, confrontation, effective assistance of counsel, jury instructions, double jeopardy, and other rights incident to criminal trials, appeals, and collateral review. Completion of LAW 706 Criminal Procedure: Investigation is NOT a prerequisite to enroll in this course. Students taking this course may not enroll in LAW 784 Criminal Procedure: Survey.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 2:30 PM-3:45 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Anne Goldstein
QWC 632 Critical Race [Details]
QWC 632 Description

(CRT) examines how the social category of race is defined and produced by the law but also how race shapes and gives meaning to the law. CRT challenges both the substance and style of conventional legal scholarship by rethinking or outright rejecting formal notions of equality, individual rights and color-blind approaches to solving legal problems. By deploying both controversial and innovative methodologies, Critical Race scholarship has transformed how we understand the relationship between race, social power, and the law. This course will discuss the origins and major tenets of Critical Race Theory, examine the development of Critical Race Theory as a significant paradigm of legal scholarship and advocacy, and outline its connection to Critical Legal Studies, Feminist Jurisprudence, and Queer Theory. (This course satisfies 2 writing units.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View M 2:30 PM-4:20 PM/Room. BLC 2 Day Bridgette Baldwin
LAW 776 Cybercrime Digital Evidence [Details]
LAW 776 Description

This course is designed to be an introduction to Cyber Crime and Digital Evidence. In this course, the students will explore how our current age of information and technology offers new challenges to the existing framework of not only criminal law but also criminal procedure, particularly within the investigative arm of the Fourth Amendment. We will discuss the use of digital evidence in criminal cases and offer a broader framework of digital evidence within the context of the Fourth Amendment. Key questions include: How has the age of information and technology spawned new types of crimes? What new techniques and practices are required to identify cybercriminal activity? How are law enforcement agencies responding to the dangers that cybercrimes create? This course will explore a range of central issues from deciphering the existence of a person's reasonable expectation of privacy in cyberspace to how law enforcement techniques are shifting from traditional mechanisms of crime control to new regulatory rules, including the use of technology.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View W 2:30 PM-4:20 PM/Room. BLC 2 Day Bridgette Baldwin
LAWS976 Elder Law Clinic [Details]
LAWS976 Description

Students in the Elder Law Clinic will represent elders in a range of matters under the supervision of the clinic supervisor. Representation may include planning for incapacity with powers of attorney and heath care proxies, planning for the disposition of property at death via joint ownership, beneficiary designation, and simple Wills, and planning for eligibility for public benefits for long-term care. Students will gain experience in identifying the client and assessing client capacity, two areas of special importance in elder law. Students will also gain experience in interviewing and counseling, drafting documents, memoranda and letters, and overseeing the valid execution of documents. Students enrolled in this clinic must also concurrently enroll in the one-credit concurrent seminar to be held following the clinic each week. Students will be selected through the clinic application process in the fall. Prerequisite: Elder Law LAW 664. This clinic/extership is a Restricted Withdrawal Course. See Academic Standard Section 204 and the Clinic and Externship materials for the applicable time restrictions and policies. (Satisfies 3 experiential learning credits)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 3 View BA - TBA Elizabeth Lovejoy
LAWS977 Elder Law Clinic Seminar [Details]
LAWS977 Description

Elder Law Clinic Concurrent Seminar (1 credit, 1 experiential learning credit)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 1 View M 5:20 PM-6:10 PM/Room. CLN 119 Eve Elizabeth Lovejoy
QWC 959 End of Life Law [Details]
QWC 959 Description

This course explores topics in end of life law in more depth and builds on concepts learned in Bioethics & Law. Topics include right to refuse treatment, informed consent, surrogate decision-making, physician aid in dying, withdrawal of life-supportive therapies, and end of life care dispute resolution. The course begins with coverage of key legal and ethical concepts in end of life law and will also emphasize the complex interplay between law, ethics, and the provision of medical care. Activities for the course include mock Ethics Committee meetings, client interviewing and counseling, completion of advance care planning documents, student-led discussion, and a substatial original research paper on a topic approved by the instructor. Prerequisite Law 688 Bioethics. Enrollment limited 16 Students. (This course satisfies 3 writing units.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View W 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC 1,
M 4 PM-4:50 PM/Room. BLC 1
Day Barbara Noah
QWCS723 Estate Planning [Details]
QWCS723 Description

This course is the study of the inter vivos and testamentary disposition of accumulated wealth. Students draft simple and complex estate plans. Emphasis is given also to the tax and non-tax considerations that influence the transfer and future management of wealth. Prerequisites: LAW 722 Estate and Gift Tax and LAW 748 Trusts & Estates. Enrollment limited to 16 students. (This is a simulation course and satisfies 3 experiential learning credits or 3 writing units.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 1 PM-2:15 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Frederick Royal
LAW 553 Evidence [Details]
LAW 553 Description

This course is an introduction to the basic rules of evidence governing the proof of facts in criminal and civil trials, with a focus on the Federal Rules of Evidence. Topics covered may include the role of the judge and jury; relevance; hearsay and its exceptions; character evidence; and the competency, examination and impeachment of witnesses. Classroom method focuses on discussion of selected problems and cases and aims at providing all students with a common grounding in the basic rules of evidence. (Required Course)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 3 View M,W 6 PM-7:15 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Bridgette Baldwin
LAWS973 Family Law Mediation Clinic [Details]
LAWS973 Description

The Family Law Mediation Clinic will provide students with the opportunity to mediate family law cases at the Hampden Probate and Family Court under the supervision of the professor who will co-mediate cases assigned to the clinic by the Court. The clinic will include observing and learning court process, including involvement in the screening process in conjunction with The Mediation and Training Collaborative, a local Community mediation organization. Students enrolled in this clinic must also concurrently enroll in the one-credit concurrent seminar to be held following the clinic each week to discuss the mediation experience and to continue to build mediation skills. Students will be selected through the clinic application process. Prerequisite: Mediation LAWS 728. This clinic is a Restricted Withdrawal Course. See Academic Standard Section 204 and the Clinic materials for the applicable time restrictions and policies. (Satisfies 2 experiential learning credits.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 2 View BA - TBA Oran Kaufman
LAWS974 Family Law Mediation Clinic Seminar [Details]
LAWS974 Description

Family Law Mediation Clinic Concurrent Seminar (1 credit, 1 experiential learning credit.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 1 View W 5 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC F Eve Oran Kaufman
LAW 724 Federal Courts & Jurisdiction [Details]
LAW 724 Description

This course focuses on the role of the federal courts under the American system of dual (national and state) sovereignty and divided national governmental power among the branches. More specifically, we will study: (a) the constitutional allocation of power and responsibility to enforce federal rights between federal and state courts; (b) the power of Congress to control jurisdiction over federal claims; (c) the sovereign immunity of state governments; (d) Article III limitations of federal judicial power; and (e) the conditions under which federal courts abstain from deciding cases within their jurisdiction. A recurring question throughout the course will be whether (and to what extent) our federal system does or should assure that persons harmed by violations of federal law have access to adequate judicial rememdies against such harm.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View Tu,Th 2:30 PM-3:45 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Arthur Wolf
LAW 622 Federal Criminal Law [Details]
LAW 622 Description

This course will examine the ways in which federal criminal law has sometimes allowed for greater change and experimentation within the realm of criminal law, including innovations in criminal law stemming from the federal system (e.g., sentencing guidelines, RICO statues, extension of certain civil rights). The course will both study the scope of federal criminal jurisdiction, and discuss the merits of federalizing white-collar crime and organized crime, including crimes relating to terrorist organizations. The purpose of the course is to give students both a more technical undestanding of federal criminal law and to review larger issues of federal criminal law in greater depth.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 2:30 PM-3:45 PM/Room. BLC F Day Matthew Charity
LAW 679 Gaming Law [Details]
LAW 679 Description

This course is intended to provide a broad overview of federal and state laws regarding gambling in the United States which includes lotteries, pari-mutuel wagering and casino gaming. The course will feature a focus on major issues that attorneys will face when working for, or dealing with, gaming facilities including licensing and regulatory issues, hospitality laws, gaming-focused contract matters, casino credit and debt collection as well as a discussion on Native American gaming issues, sports wagering and internet gaming.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 2 View Tu 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC 2 Eve Joe Lobe
LAW 686 Health Care Finance & Delivery [Details]
LAW 686 Description

This is a survey course that will cover a variety of issues relating to health care access, delivery and reimbursement for services. Topics will include the duty to provide care, discrimination in access to health care, insurance contract interpretation, federal regulation of insurance including ERISA, professional relationships in health care enterprises, and fraud and abuse. (This course was formerly known as Law of Health Care Entities.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 10:30 AM-11:45 AM/Room. BLC 1 Day Barbara Noah
LAWS924 Immigration Clinic [Details]
LAWS924 Description

Selected students work in the office of the Central West Justice Center (CWJC) a subsidiary of Community Legal Aid), a private, non-profit organization that provides civil legal assistance to poor people and elders. Under the supervision of CWJC staff attorneys, students will work on humanitarian immigration cases, including applications for asylum for individuals fleeing persecution, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for abused, neglected, and abandoned children, relief under the Violence against Women Act for survivors of domestic violence, and U visas for crime victims. Students will interview clients and witnesses, prepare affidavits, assist in gathering documentary evidence, and research and write legal memoranda. Students may also conduct intake interviews with clients at community clinics. Students are expected to commit 16 hours a week to the fieldwork at CWJC for two sequential semesters. Students must enroll in a concurrent seminar during the first semester of the clinic. Prerequisites: Successful completion of 28 hours of law studies. Students must have successfully completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAW 553 Evidence. A student is required to be SJC Rule 3:03 eligible. A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. (4 experiential learning credits for each semester; total of 8 experiential learning credits for both semesters.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 4 View BA - TBA Gordon Shaw
LAW 651 Immigration Law [Details]
LAW 651 Description

This course will explore the American immigration system from constitutional, statutory, and policy perspectives. Topics considered include the source and scope of congressional power to regulate immigration, standards and procedures for entry, exclusion, and deportation, illegal migration, and the acquisition and loss of American citizenship. "Admission of aliens into the United States will focus on family-sponsored entry, employment-based entry, refugee-based entry, and unlawful entry."

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View Tu,Th 10:30 AM-11:45 AM/Room. BLC C Day Arthur Wolf
LAWS925 Immigration Seminar [Details]
LAWS925 Description

In addition to the fieldwork, Immigration Clinic students attend a regularly scheduled weekly seminar meeting concurrent with their first semester of field placement. The seminar will meet for 50 minutes each week during the semester, and will serve as a forum for reflection on the fieldwork component, case review, and other topics. During the second semester, students will continue to engage in guided reflection. However, there will be no concurrent seminar. (1 experiential learning credit) Restricted Withdrawal: This clinic is considered a Restricted Withdrawal Course. A student who withdraws from this clinic course 30 days prior to the start of the semester shall receive a "W" on their transcript.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 1 View F 9:30 AM-10:20 AM Day Gordon Shaw
LAW 747 Income Tax II [Details]
LAW 747 Description

A continuation of the study of the law as it relates to the federal taxation of the income of individuals. This course explores the tax concepts of realization and recognition of income, the character of gains and losses from the disposition of property, and tax accounting methods. The course also explores the role of debt in property transactions and may include a discussion of assignment of income principles. Prerequisite: Law 555 Income Tax I.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 4 PM-5:15 PM/Room. BLC C Day Frederick Royal
LAWS912 International Human Rights Clinic [Details]
LAWS912 Description

Selected students work collaboratively on projects with domestic and international nongovernmental organizations, grass-roots organizations, solidarity networks, attorneys, stakeholders, and other institutions engaging in human rights work, to advance political, economic, social and cultural human rights across borders. Students are expected to commit at least 16 hours per week to the fieldwork. Students enrolled in LAWS912 must also concurrently enroll in LAWS 913, a two-credit seminar, with their semester of fieldwork. Prerequisites: The clinic is open to students who have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies. A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. (This course satisfies 4 experiential learning credits.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 4 View BA - TBA Lauren Carasik
LAWS913 International Human Rights Seminar [Details]
LAWS913 Description

In addition to the fieldwork, International Human Rights Clinic students attend a regularly scheduled seminar meeting which will include guest speakers and simulated exercises. (This course satisfies 2 experiential learning credits.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 2 View W 10 AM-11:50 AM/Room. CLN 119 Day Lauren Carasik
LAW 502 Intro to the Legal Profession [Details]
LAW 502 Description

Introduction to the Legal Profession is a one-credit required course for all first year students, offered prior to the beginning of the second term. This skills course is designed to introduce students to aspects of legal practice through a simulated client representation. The goals of the course include helping students develop an understanding of the importance of professionalism, legal ethics, and competency and to provide opportunities for students to engage in hands-on lawyering skills. The class is graded pass/fail. (Required course) This course meet four days only and will run Monday, January 8th - Thursday, January 11th. The day section will meet 1:00PM - 4:15PM and the evening section will meet 6:00PM - 9:15PM.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 1 View M,Tu,W,Th 1 PM-4:15 PM/Room. BLC A Day Eric Gouvin
03 1 View M,Tu,W,Th 6 PM-9:15 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Eric Gouvin
LAWS807 Judicial Externship [Details]
LAWS807 Description

Students work 12-15 hours a week for a total of 168 semester hours engaging in a variety of legal work under the supervision of a judge. Students may not receive compensation for work done in an Externship. Externships include varied levels of research, writing, and observation depending on the student's placement. Students may take no more than three externships during law school. Students enrolled in their first externship must also concurrently enroll in a one-credit seminar, with their semester of fieldwork. Prerequisites: An externship is open to students who have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies. A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. (This course satisfies 3 experiential learning credits.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
10 3 View BA - TBA Beth Cohen
LAWS806 Judicial Externship Seminar [Details]
LAWS806 Description

This course is the seminar component that accompanies the first judicial externship placement that a student has been selected for through the externship application process. Seminar assignments and readings are designed to complement the individual work experience by providing structured reflection on many aspects of the roles of courts, judges and lawyers in society. Students are also required to maintain weekly time sheets and journals and complete a Learning Agenda. (This course satisfies 1 experiential learning credit.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
10 1 View M 4 PM-4:50 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Beth Cohen
LAWS636 Law Office Simulation [Details]
LAWS636 Description

This course is designed for motivated students with an interest in developing their own firm at graduation or in the future. The course is designed to introduce students to business principles, the Business Model Canvas, and business planning and implementation. Students will use these principles in conjunction with real world research to develop a business model and modified business plan for the formation of a new law firm. Topics to be covered will be ethical requirements, unauthorized practice of law considerations, market research, marketing, staffing, office space requirements, office technology and systems, and financial management (including budgeting, revenue, and expenses). Periodic projects will be assigned during the course which will be used for grading. There will not be a final examination. Law 632 Law Office Management is a recommended but not a prequisite. (This is a simulation course and satisfies 2 experiential learning credits.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 2 View Th 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Michael Agen
LAWS808 Law Practice Externship [Details]
LAWS808 Description

Students work 12-15 hours a week for a total of 168 semester hours engaging in a variety of legal work under the supervision of an attorney in a public interest, government service, or private sector externship placement. Students may not receive compensation for work done in an Externship. Externships develop students' lawyering skills through participation in activities such as legal research and writing, client interviewing and counseling, factual investigation, development and implementation of case theory and strategy, negotiation, mediation, litigation and other forms of advocacy. Students may take no more than three externships during law school. Students enrolled in their first externship must also concurrently enroll in a one-credit seminar, with their semester of fieldwork. Prerequisites: An externship is open to students who have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies. A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. (This course satisfies 3 experiential learning credits.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
10 3 View BA - TBA Beth Cohen
LAWS809 Law Practice Externship Seminar [Details]
LAWS809 Description

This course is the seminar component that accompanies the first public interest, government service, or private sector externship placement that a student has been selected for through the externship application process. Seminar assignments and readings are designed to complement the individual work experience by providing structured reflection on many aspects of the roles of courts, judges and lawyers in society. Students are also required to maintain weekly time sheets and journals and complete a Learning Agenda. (This course satisfies 1 experiential learning credit.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
10 1 View M 4 PM-4:50 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Beth Cohen
LAW 954 Law Review Board [Details]
LAW 954 Description

Students who are Board members of Law Review are required to attend the mandatory weekly Law Review staff meeting for both the fall and spring semesters. Board members of the Law Review receive between 2 and 6 credits per year, depending on their position on the Law Review. The Associate Dean must approve departures from these semester credit allocations.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 2 View M 5 PM-6 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Harris Freeman, Rene Reich-Graefe
05 3 View M 5 PM-6 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Harris Freeman, Rene Reich-Graefe
06 4 View M 5 PM-6 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Harris Freeman, Rene Reich-Graefe
LAW 950 Law Review Staff [Details]
LAW 950 Description

Students who are staff members of Law Review are required to attend the mandatory weekly Law Review staff meeting for both the fall and spring semesters. Staff members of Law Review receive 2 credits in the fall and 1 credit in the spring for the successful completion of their Law Review Staff year. Law Review staff will receive 2 writing units in the fall and 1 writing unit in the spring.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 1 View M 5 PM-6 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Harris Freeman, Rene Reich-Graefe
LAW 508 Lawyering Skills II [Details]
LAW 508 Description

Lawyering Skills II is a required first-year course designed to introduce students to the essential problem-solving and communication skills of the legal profession. The legal research and writing faculty work closely with students in smaller classroom settings to introduce techniques of legal analysis, the basic sources and processes of legal research, and the principles of legal writing and oral advocacy. Through a series of assignments of increasing complexity, students learn how to analyze legal problems, research legal issues, frame legal arguments, and gain experience in drafting the major forms of predictive and persuasive legal writing. During the second semester, in Lawyering Skills II, students will focus on the role of lawyer as an advocate by focusing on persuasive writing and drafting. In this context, students will assume the role and professional obligations of a lawyer by drafting legal arguments and documents on behalf of clients. Students will write a trial brief and argue a dispositive motion in a trial court simulation. Students will continue to receive individualized feedback throughout the semester. (required course; graded; two-credits) (prerequisite: successful completion of Lawyering Skills I)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
10 2 View M,W 9:30 AM-10:20 AM/Room. BLC 3 Day Beth Cohen
11 2 View M,W 9:30 AM-10:20 AM/Room. BLC 2 Day Jeanne Kaiser
16 2 View W 1 PM-1:50 PM/Room. BLC 1,
M 2:10 PM-3 PM/Room. BLC 1
Day Jeanne Kaiser
17 2 View W 1 PM-1:50 PM/Room. BLC C,
M 2:10 PM-3 PM/Room. BLC C
Day Harris Freeman
18 2 View M,W 6 PM-6:50 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Harris Freeman
LAW 958 Legal Issue Digital Media [Details]
LAW 958 Description

The course will provide students with an understanding of the current state of intellectual property and constitutional law with regard to digital media production and distribution. Students will learn who constitutes ?the press,? what protections they are afforded, and how these protections are applied across a variety of mediums including air, satellite, cable, and internet; including learning limitations on these protections. Additional topics in copyright and trademark law will be discussed such as fair use exceptions and freedom of information.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 2 View W 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC 2 Eve Matthew Harrison
LAWS916 Legal Services Clinic [Details]
LAWS916 Description

Selected students work in the office of Community Legal Aid (CLA), a local non-profit organization charged with providing free civil legal services to low-income and elderly persons. Under the supervision of CLA attorneys, students assume primary professional responsibility for actual cases, including client interviews, counseling, case development, negotiation, and representation of clients in court and administrative proceedings. Students are expected to commit 16 hours per week to the fieldwork at CLA. Students enrolled in LAWS 916 must also concurrently enroll in LAWS 917, a one-credit seminar, with their semester of fieldwork. Prerequisites: Successful completion of LAWS 910 Legal Service Skills Seminar and LAW 553 Evidence. Evidence may be taken concurrently with the Clinic. A student is required to be SJC Rule 3:03 eligible. The clinic is open to students who have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies. A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. (This course satisfies 4 experiential learning credits.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 4 View BA - TBA Gordon Shaw
LAWS917 Legal Services Clinic Seminar [Details]
LAWS917 Description

In addition to the fieldwork, Legal Services Clinic students attend a regularly scheduled seminar meeting. This concurrent seminar will serve as a forum for reflection on the fieldwork, case review, and other topics. Prerequisites: LAWS910 Legal Service Skills and LAW 553 Evidence (Evidence may be taken concurrently). (This course and satisfies 1 experiential learning credit.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 1 View Tu 2:30 PM-3:20 PM/Room. BLC F Day Gordon Shaw
LAWS 763 Mass Practice & Procedure [Details]
LAWS 763 Description

This course provides students with a practical understanding of Massachusetts practice and procedure as it relates to criminal litigation. Students will learn practice and procedure from arraignment to post-conviction relief. The course will emphasize the practices and procedures that are most relevant to the daily practice of law and the most common issues that litigants face in Massachusetts courts. Students will develop a useful understanding of how the practice of law is grounded in the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure as well as relevant statutory and case law authority. (This course satisfies 2 Experiential Learning Credits.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 2 View W 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC B Eve Mary Hiser
LAW 906 Mindfulness in Law Practice [Details]
LAW 906 Description

This class provides an introduction to the benefits of incorporating contemplative practices and mindfulness into the study and practice of law. This course will include readings and exercises on contemplative practices, mindfulness, and the integration of mindfulness in the legal profession and in the formation of professional identity.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 1 View Tu 10:30 AM-11:20 AM/Room. BLC 1 Day Beth Cohen, Myra Orlen
QWCS752 Municipal Law [Details]
QWCS752 Description

This course focuses on the many forms of local American governments and the sources and limitations of local governmental power. From the standpoint of both historical context and contemporary practice, students will examine the relationship of local municipalities to (1) state and federal governments, (2) other local governmental entities, and (3) constituents. Students will study specific topics such as the powers and mechanisms for local governments to raise revenue and expend funds, enact and enforce local laws and provide services to citizens. Throughout the course, participants will consider the municipal attorney's role as an advisor to elected and appointed officials, and the potential conflicts of interest that such lawyers face. Students will be required to write three (3) memorandums of law and present three (3) oral arguments. (This is a simulation course and satisfies 2 experiential learning credits or 2 writing units.)Enrollment is limited to 16 students.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 2 View Tu 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Elizabeth Rodriguez-Ross
LAWS769 Negotiation,Mediation & Arbitration [Details]
LAWS769 Description

This course will focus on negotiation and other methods of dispute resolution, with emphasis on negotiated settlement, mediation and arbitration. Negotiation theory and alternative tactics and strategies will be examined, with focus on practical skills by way of example and simulated exercises. Various methods of alternative dispute resolution will be discussed in the context of different areas of legal practice and substantive law. Students will participate in both a simulated negotiation and a simulated mediation. In addition, the course will cover the arbitration process from both a substantive law and practical skills standpoint. (Professor Sykes will be teaching in the fall 2017 and the students will have an elective opportunity to write an Arbitrator's Decision and Award as their final paper, based upon the evidentiary submissions in an actual case.) (Professor Orlen will be teaching in the Spring 2018 and you will need to refer to her syllabus.) Enrollment is limited to 20 students. Students who have taken LAW 609 Negotiation: Strategies & Practice may not enroll in this course. (This is a simulation course and satisfies 2 experiential learning credits.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 2 View M 10 AM-11:50 AM/Room. BLC C Day Myra Orlen
LAW 770 New York Practice and Procedure [Details]
LAW 770 Description

This course is designed to introduce the New York Court System and its procedure, pursuant to the Civil Practice Law & Rules (CPLR). The concept of jurisdiction in the state will be examined in detail as well as the commencement of a civil action and its interplay with jurisdictional principles, within, and outside New York's boundaries. A variety of issues will then be reviewed, such as service, defects of same, defenses to, and appearances. Important emphasis will be placed on limitations of time in actions, such as intentional torts, and medical malpractice, taking into account laches, tolls, extensions, and interposing other claims.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 2 View M 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC 2 Eve Mark Powers
LAWS615 Probate Court Practice [Details]
LAWS615 Description

This is a survey course that will cover three areas of the law involving Probate Court. It will specifically cover Estate Administration, Guardianship/Conservatorship Administration, and Trust Administration, what is required to be filed to get these matters before the Court and how to administer them appropriately. This course will enable the student to be qualified to enter professional work as a beginning probate attorney. The course will provide students with an overall review of the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code and how it governs these three areas of the law. The course will address what to know before filing petitions and then specifically how to get them admitted into probate. The course will be broken down into three sections, whereby probate estate administration and guardianship/conservatorship administration topics will be covered for approximately 5 weeks and trusts will be covered for approximately 2 to 3 weeks. This is a simulation course and satisfies 2 experiential learning credits. This course is limited to 20 students.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View Th 10 AM-11:50 AM/Room. BLC 1 Day Lisa Beauvais
LAW 575 Professional Responsibility [Details]
LAW 575 Description

This course examines the ethics of lawyering and the various roles of the lawyer. We will discuss the nature and scope of the attorney's responsibilities and obligations to clients, society, the administration of justice, the profession, and the self. It covers legal and ethical standards and aspirations relevant to regulating the conduct of lawyers and the development of professional ethics. (Required Course)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View Tu,Th 1 PM-2:15 PM/Room. BLC B Day Judd Carhart
LAW 511 Property [Details]
LAW 511 Description

Starting with the historical evolution of the concepts involved in real and personal property, this course will study the rights and duties of owners and possessors of property, priority of possession or property, and present and future interests in property. This course will also consider issues in landlord and tenant law, evidence of ownership or right to possession, methods of title assurance, commercial and noncommercial transfers of interests in property, the rescission, modification, interpretation and performance of transfer agreements and documents, and private controls on the use of property. This course may also explore conflicts between private ownership of property and community needs, the nature and purposes of types of shared ownership of property, and public controls on the use of property. (Required Course)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 4 View M 1 PM-2 PM/Room. BLC A,
Tu,Th 1 PM-2:10 PM/Room. BLC A
Day Arthur Gaudio
LAW 730 Real Estate Finance [Details]
LAW 730 Description

This course focuses on the law and practices that govern the financing of real estate transactions. The course examines in great detail the law of mortgages, including the creation and transfer of mortgage interests, lien priorities, foreclosure, and bankruptcy. Prerequisite: Law 511 Property

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View Tu,Th 9 AM-10:15 AM/Room. BLC C Day Arthur Gaudio
LAWS947 Real Property Practice Practicum [Details]
LAWS947 Description

In addition to the field placement, students attend a regularly scheduled seminar meeting. The first two weeks of the semester involve hands-on training, homework and simulations in title examination and residential real estate closings. Thereafter, the seminar will have required readings and discussions structured and led by the two faculty members and frequently featuring presentations by experts in different aspects of real estate transactions. Prerequisites: Students must have taken 2 or more of the following courses: Land Finance and Transfer, Conveyancing, Real Estate Transactions, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Development, Land Use Planning, and Landlor-Tenant. A student must successfully complete 28 hours of law studies before enrollment in a clinic. A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. (This course satisfies 2 experiential learning credits.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View BA - TBA Robert Statchen
LAWS946 Real Property Practice Seminar [Details]
LAWS946 Description

In the Real Estate Practicum, selected students are placed with real estate practice and real estate practitioners and are required to commit 10 hours per week (two sessions of 5 hours). Externships are done as a member of a two-person team. One member of the team is initially placed with a real estate attorney specializing in residential real estate, the other with an attorney at a title insurance company. Each team member works for six weeks with one attorney or the other and then switches right before spring break. In both placements, students work on a variety of title, closing, contract and related problems and will observe the operation of a law office and the interaction with clients, staff and other real estate professionals (brokers, lenders, appraisers, surveyors). As indicated on the List of Pairings, two team placements are in Springfield; two are in Connecticut (Windsor Locks and Hartford); one is split between Springfield and Hartford. Students enrolled in LAWS947 must also concurrently enroll in LAWS 946, a two-credit seminar, with their semester of fieldwork. Prerequisites: Students must have taken 2 or more of the following 6 courses: Land Finance and Transfer, Conveyancing, Real Estate Transactions, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Development, Land Use Planning, and Landlord-Tenant. A student must successfully complete 28 hours of law studies before enrollment in a clinic. A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. (This course and satisfies 2 experiential learning credits.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View Th 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. CLN 119 Day Robert Statchen
LAW 744 Sales [Details]
LAW 744 Description

This is an advanced contract law course, focusing on transactions in the sale of movable goods. While we will focus on state laws following Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, we will also address differences in contracts governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Classroom discussion will focus on problem and case analysis, as well as statutory interpretation.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 3 View Tu,Th 6:30 PM-7:45 PM/Room. BLC 1 Eve Henry Boroff
LAW 743 Securities Litigation [Details]
LAW 743 Description

From the billion dollar lawsuits that threaten Wall Street titans to claims by "mom and pop" investors that their broker sold them a bad stock, securities litigation has become big business for lawyers of all walks of life. In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, investment-related litigation has exploded, dominating media headlines and court dockets. At the same time, as America's baby-boom generation approaches retirement relying on stock portfolio nest eggs, investor-related disputes have the potential to affect virtually all future lawyers' clientele. This course is intended to provide an introduction to securities litigation, not only for students who are interested in developing a practice in the area, but also for those who plan to practice business law and those that simply seek a sufficient knowledge base to competently advise clients who present problems regarding their investments. The course will also explore topics concerning disputes common to the owners of small businesses organized as closely held corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies, providing students with an overview of the typical issues arising in resolving internal business disputes. Expected topics include federal securities claims, shareholder derivative litigation, litigating state "Blue Sky" claims, internal corporate governance issues and broker-dealer investor litigation. There are no prerequisites but students are strongly encouraged to have completed the required course in Law 551 Business Organizations prior to enrolling. Limited to 20 students.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 2 View M 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC 1 Eve Michael Blanchard
LAWS944 Small Business Clinic [Details]
LAWS944 Description

The Small Business Clinic will provide selected students with the opportunity to handle legal matters for small business clients under the supervision of the professor. Students work on transactional legal matters that are typical in the start-up phase of a business. The goal of the clinic is to expose students to the methodology and mindset of business lawyering. Law students work with the entrepreneurs to identify the legal issues new businesses confront. Clinic students participate in weekly one-on-one meetings with the professor, meetings with clients (often in the evenings) and participation in walk-in legal assistance. The clinical component will involve client interviewing, assessment and intake, along with legal research, drafting, and counseling as the situation requires. In an effort to operate the clinic as close to an actual law firm as possible, students are required to maintain client billing records through use of the clinic?s time/document management software. Client work will require a minimum of 16 hours of work per week and other course commitments will require an additional four to five hours per week. Students enrolled in LAWS944 must also concurrently enroll in LAWS 945, a two-credit seminar, with their semester of fieldwork. Prerequisites: LAW 551 Business Organizations, Law 553 Evidence. Evidence may be taken concurrently with the Clinic. A student is required to be SJC Rule 3:03 eligible. The clinic is open to students who have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies. A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. (This course satisfies 4 experiential learning credits.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 4 View BA - TBA Robert Statchen
LAWS945 Small Business Seminar [Details]
LAWS945 Description

In addition to the fieldwork, Small Business Clinic students attend a regularly scheduled weekly seminar meeting. Students are expected to attend two full days of a mandatory orientation prior to the start of the semester. The weekly seminar incorporates business and legal practitioners from the local area. (This course satisfies 2 experiential learning credits.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 2 View Tu 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. CLN 119 Eve Robert Statchen
QWC 623 Title IX: Sex Descrimin. in Edu. [Details]
QWC 623 Description

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational institutions receiving federal funds. In the course, students will examine Title IX's applications in the context of athletics, curriculum, single-sex education, sexual harassment, pregnancy and parenting, and employment of teachers and coaches. Students will be invited to analyze and evaluate the statute's efficacy at securing gender equality in education, both in absolute terms and relative to other sources of law such as the federal and state constitution equal protection clauses, and state and local antidiscrimination statutes. Title IX will also serve as a lens through which students will engage with broader topics such as statutory and regulatory interpretation, damages and immunity, feminist legal theory, and cultural studies. This course satisfies 2 writing units.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View Th 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC C Day Erin Buzuvis
LAW 760 Trademark Law [Details]
LAW 760 Description

This course surveys the legal rules and policies governing how producers of goods and services use trademarks, logos, product designs, and other devices to identify the source of their goods and services in order to protect their good will and prevent confusion in the marketplace. The course focuses primarily on the federal trademark statute and its recent amendments, as applied in both the traditional and electronic marketplaces.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 2 View M 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 2 Eve Thomas Mango
LAWS681 Trial Methods [Details]
LAWS681 Description

This course utilizes a clinical approach to trial advocacy. Emphasis is given to the two complementary abilities necessary for effective trial advocacy - preparation and execution. Students will learn effective methods for analyzing and preparing a case for trial. In addition, students will practice the technical skills necessary to present their side of a case persuasively during a trial, including tactics and strategy in the courtroom, opening statements and closing arguments, examination of witnesses, admission and exclusion of evidence, questions of burden of proof, and preservation of rights on appeal. Prerequisite: LAW 553, Evidence. Enrollment limited to 20 students per section. (This is a simulation course and satisfies 2 experiential learning credits.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 2 View M 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. MTCT Eve Charles Belsky
LAW 748 Trusts & Estates [Details]
LAW 748 Description

This course is a study of the inter-vivos and testamentary gratuitous transfer of property, including intestate succession, wills, and trusts. Also discussed are the duties and liability of the fiduciary, the use of charitable donations, and the raising of constructive and resulting trusts. Prerequisite: Law 511 Property

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 8 PM-9:15 PM/Room. BLC B Eve Mark Worthington
LAW 670 UCC Survey [Details]
LAW 670 Description

This course covers the commercial sale of goods, including the law of secured debt, from the perspective of lawyers who will be representing consumers, small businesses and charitable corporations. The course will focus primarily on the Uniform Commercial Code, Articles 2 and 9. This is an elective that is highly recommended as preparation for the bar exam. Survey course in commercial transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code. Focus is upon the Uniform Commercial Code as a codified body of law with emphasis given to statutory treatment of the law of sales, secured transactions and negotiable instruments.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 10:30 AM-11:45 AM/Room. BLC B Day Rene Reich-Graefe

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