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List of Courses: Spring2019

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LAW 996 Real Estate Practicum and Seminar [Details]
LAW 996 Description

In the Real Estate Practicum, selected students are placed with real estate practice and title companies. Placements 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 in the middle of the semester. 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, and surveyors. In addition to the field placement, students attend a regularly scheduled weekly seminar meeting. The seminar will have required readings and discussions frequently featuring presentations by experts in different aspects of real estate transactions. Prior to the beginning of the semester, students are required to complete two three-hour MCLE online programs that deal with residential closings and title searches. Prerequisites: Unless otherwise coordinated with the Professor due to limited offerings, students must have completed two of the following four courses: Conveyancing, Real Estate Financing, Real Estate Development or Land Use Planning. A student must successfully complete 28 hours of law studies before enrollment in a clinic. Students will be selected through the clinic application process. This clinic is a Restricted Withdrawal Course. See Academic Standard Section 204 and the Clinic and Externship materials for the applicable time restrictions and policies. A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. This satisfies 4 experiential learning credits.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
30 4 View Th 3:45 PM-5:55 PM Day Robert Statchen
LAW 976 Elder Law Clinic and Seminar [Details]
LAW 976 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 usually have an opportunity to speak before groups of senior citizens. 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 also attend a weekly seminar. Prerequisite: Elder Law LLME 807. The clinic is open to students who have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies. This clinic is a Restricted Withdrawal Course. See Academic Standard Section 204 and the Clinic and Externship materials for the applicable time restrictions and policies. 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.
30 4 View Tu 6 PM-7 PM Eve Elizabeth Lovejoy
LAW 973 Family Law Mediation Clinic & Seminar [Details]
LAW 973 Description

The Family Law Mediation Clinic provides 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 also attend a weekly seminar. Prerequisite: Mediation LAW 728. The clinic is open to students who have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies. Students are selected through the clinic application process. This clinic is a Restricted Withdrawal Course. See Academic Standard Section 204 and the Clinic materials for the applicable time restrictions and policies. 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.
30 3 View W 5 PM-6 PM Eve Oran Kaufman
LAW 959 End of Life Law [Details]
LAW 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.
20 3 View Tu 5 PM-8:15 PM Eve Barbara Noah
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.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 2 View M 8:20 PM-10:30 PM Eve Matthew Harrison
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.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 1 View M 5 PM-6 PM Eve Harris Freeman, Rene Reich-Graefe
LAW 946 Law Review Board [Details]
LAW 946 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.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M 5 PM-6 PM Eve Harris Freeman, Rene Reich-Graefe
LAW 945 Law Review Board [Details]
LAW 945 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.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View M 5 PM-6 PM Eve Harris Freeman, Rene Reich-Graefe
LAW 924 Immigration Clinic and Seminar [Details]
LAW 924 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 also attend a combined weekly seminar with the Legal Services Clinic students. Prerequisites: The clinic is open to students who have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies. Successful completion of LAW 910 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. Students are selected through the clinic application process. This clinic is a Restricted Withdrawal Course. See Academic Standard Section 204 and the Clinic and Externship materials for the applicable time restrictions and policies. A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. (This course satisfies 5 experiential learning credits.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
30 5 View Tu 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Day Gordon Shaw
LAW 922 Criminal Defense Practicum & Sem [Details]
LAW 922 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. During the course of the semester, a student attorney may appear in many 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 pre-trial motions), the violation of probation session and, ultimately, the trial session (in which a student prepares 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. In addition to the fieldwork, there is a classroom component which operates as a combination seminar/simulation. 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. Prerequisites: LAW 553, Evidence and LAW 706, Criminal Procedure Investigation. Enrollment is limited to 4 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. This clinic is a Restricted Withdrawal Course. See Academic Standard Section 204 and the Clinic and Externship materials for the applicable time restrictions and policies A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. (This course satisfies 6 experiential learning credits)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
30 6 View Tu 9 AM-11:10 AM Day Tina Cafaro
LAW 916 Legal Services Clinic and Seminar [Details]
LAW 916 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 also attend a combined weekly seminar with the Immigration Clinic students. Prerequisites: Successful completion of LAW 910 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. Students are selected through the clinic application process. This clinic is a Restricted Withdrawal Course. See Academic Standard Section 204 and the Clinic and Externship materials for the applicable time restrictions and policies. A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. (This course satisfies 5 experiential learning credits.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
30 5 View Tu 2:30 PM-3:30 PM Day Gordon Shaw
LAW 912 Judicial Externship and Seminar [Details]
LAW 912 Description

Selected students engage in a variety of legal work under the supervision of a judge attorney in an approved externship placement. 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 attend a weekly seminar. Prerequisites: An externship is open to students who have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies. This externship is a Restricted Withdrawal Course. See Academic Standard Section 204 and the Clinic and Externship materials for the applicable time restrictions and policies. 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.
30 4 View M 4 PM-5 PM Day Beth Cohen
LAW 907 Faculty Supervised Externship [Details]
LAW 907 Description

Selected students engage in a variety of legal work under the supervision of a judge or attorney in an approved externship placement. Students must secure a full-time faculty member to be an advisor prior to enrolling for the externship. Students may not receive compensation for work done in an Externship. Students may take no more than three externships during law school. Students must meet regularly with their faculty supervisor. Prerequisites: Student must have completed one externship placement and concurrent externship seminar. An externship is open to students who have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies. This externship is a Restricted Withdrawal Course. See Academic Standard Section 204 and the Clinic and Externship materials for the applicable time restrictions and policies. 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.
30 3 View BA - TBA TBA
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.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 1 View Tu 10 AM-11 AM Day Beth Cohen, Myra Orlen
LAW 830 Law Review Staff [Details]
LAW 830 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.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
20 1 View M 5 PM-6 PM Eve Harris Freeman, Rene Reich-Graefe
LAW 815 International Human Rights Clinic & Sem [Details]
LAW 815 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 also attend a weekly seminar. Prerequisites: The clinic is open to students who have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies Students are selected through the clinic application process. This clinic is a Restricted Withdrawal Course. See Academic Standard Section 204 and the Clinic and Externship materials for the applicable time restrictions and policies. A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. (This course satisfies 6 experiential learning credits.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
30 6 View W 10 AM-12:10 PM Day Lauren Carasik
LAW 814 Law Practice Externship and Seminar [Details]
LAW 814 Description

Selected students engage in a variety of legal work under the supervision of an attorney in an approved 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 attend a weekly seminar. Prerequisites: An externship is open to students who have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies. This externship is a Restricted Withdrawal Course. See Academic Standard Section 204 and the Clinic and Externship materials for the applicable time restrictions and policies. 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.
30 4 View M 4 PM-5 PM Day Beth Cohen
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. 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 3:45 PM-5:55 PM Day Justin Dion
03 2 View Th 6 PM-8:10 PM Eve Justin Dion
LAW 792 International Human Rights [Details]
LAW 792 Description

The international human rights project attempts to apply inalienable, indivisible, interdependent, and universal protections/rights ahead of the dictates of a "sovereign" leader or community. This course asks students to consider the development of those rights (political, economic, and cultural); the context for the application of rights; and the impact on a legal system that historically required the agreement of a sovereign that speaks for a state in an international system. Rights will be considered on a local, national, regional, and international level, including through the United Nations system.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 1 PM-2:30 PM Day Matthew Charity
LAW 784 Criminal Procedure Survey [Less 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 Tu,Th 9:15 AM-10:45 AM Day Mary Hiser
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 9:30 AM-11:40 AM Day Bridgette Baldwin
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.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 2 View M 6 PM-8:10 PM Eve TBA
LAW 756 Probate Court Practice [Details]
LAW 756 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 will be covered for approximately 6 weeks, guardianship/conservatorship administration topics will be covered for approximately 4 weeks, and trusts will be covered for approximately 2 to 3 weeks. (This course satisfies 2 experiential learning credits.) This course is limited to 20 students.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
30 2 View Th 9:30 AM-11:40 AM Day TBA
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

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03 3 View W 6 PM-9:15 PM Eve TBA
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.
03 3 View Th 6 PM-9:15 PM Eve Frederick Royal
LAW 746 Secured Transactions [Details]
LAW 746 Description

Secured Transactions is an intensive study of consensual security interests in personal property under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, including their creation, priority and enforcement. Students will be exposed to issues surrounding repossession and foreclosure of security interests, and the effect of Article 9 security interests on conflicting judicial and statutory tax liens, leases, and fixtures. The course will also offer side-glances at letters of credit under Article 5 of the UCC and limited provisions of the Federal Bankruptcy Code.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 3 View Th 6 PM-9:15 PM Eve Eric Gouvin
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-8:10 PM Eve Michelle Ciotola, Michael Rye
LAW 735 Police Misconduct [Details]
LAW 735 Description

This course offers an introduction to federal civil rights litigation, principally under 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983, in the context of claims of misconduct such as wrongful arrest, imprisonment, and other wrongful denials of liberty; wrongful prosecution; excessive force; illegal search and seizure; wrongful interference with first amendment rights; and failure to protect. It will also examine immunity, defenses, and supervisory and government liability.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View Tu,Th 2 PM-3:30 PM Day Anne Goldstein
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 M,W 4 PM-5:30 PM Day Jennifer Levi
LAW 721 Environmental Law [Details]
LAW 721 Description

This course is an intensive study of the major pollution control programs in the United States, including the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and Superfund. In addition to the general characteristics shared by each, the course will consider several recurring issues of the administrative state, namely the interpretation of complex and programmatic statues, the nature of administrative authority, and litigation strategies within statutory regimes generally.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 10:15 AM-11:45 AM Day Julie Steiner
LAW 716 First Amendment Rights [Details]
LAW 716 Description

This course is a basic introduction to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, focusing on the free speech and free press guarantees. Among the topics to be studied are the special problems of particular kinds of speech, including advocacy of violence as a political tool for change, libel, obscenity, hate speech, commercial speech, and symbolic speech, such as flag burning. The course will also address particular techniques employed by the government to censor speech, such as prior restraints, time, place, and manner restrictions on speech , and access to public streets and parks to exercise rights of expression. If time allows, the course may also address two regligion clauses of the First Amendment.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 3 View Tu 6 PM-9:15 PM Eve Arthur Wolf
LAW 714 Business Planning [Details]
LAW 714 Description

The course focuses on the legal issues arising in connection with the start-up and operation of closely-held business enterprises and the role of the lawyer as an advisor to these entities and their owners. Numerous case studies are used to expose the student to a broad range of structural planning issues and the practical and analytical challenges of the planning process. There is a heavy emphasis on planning traps and creative planning strategies. Different types of closely held businesses are analyzed, compared, and contrasted in case studies that raise important issues in co-ownership planning, enterprise funding, choice of entity planning, multiple entity planning, owner compensation, life insurance planning, structuring profit and capital interests, profit distribution planning and diversification, exit and business transition planning, employee relations and benefits, and retirement planning. Numerous drafting considerations and implementation mechanics also are reviewed. The course is designed to broaden the student's substantive knowledge on a broad range of issues and to help the student develop three essential planning skills: (1) the ability to identify and address business objectives, not just legal issues, (2) the ability to evaluate and apply specific strategic options, and (3) the ability to effectively communicate with non-lawyers. Prerequisite: LAW551, Business Organizations, although LAW 747, Income Tax I is NOT a prerequisite, students should be prepared to learn some tax matters during this course. Limited to 24 students. (This is a simulation course and satisfies 2 experiential learning credits.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
30 2 View Tu 10 AM-12:10 PM Day Robert Statchen
LAW 706 Criminal Procedure:Investigation [Details]
LAW 706 Description

This course examines the constitutional limits on police investigations. The course focuses primarily on the development of federal constitutional law (4th, 5th, and 6th amendments) in the United States Supreme Court as a way to balance society's need for effective law enforcement against the rights of individuals to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, coercive interrogations, and unfair pretrial identification procedures. Students taking this course may not enroll in LAW 784 Criminal Procedure: Survey. (This course satisfies 3 writing units.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
20 3 View M 6 PM-9:15 PM Eve Bridgette Baldwin
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.
02 0 View Tu 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Day Myra Orlen
03 0 View Th 5 PM-5:50 PM Eve Patricia Newcombe
LAW 686 Health Care Liability and Quality [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 Tu,Th 2 PM-3:30 PM Day Barbara Noah
LAW 681 Trial Methods [Details]
LAW 681 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.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
30 2 View M 6 PM-8:10 PM Eve Charles Belsky
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 Th 8:20 PM-10:30 PM Eve Joe Lobe
LAW 678 Legal Writing and Analysis [Details]
LAW 678 Description

This limited-enrollment, two-credit course is designed to provide in-depth training in legal reasoning for law school exams, the bar exam, and legal practice. This course is intended to benefit students who wish to improve their legal analysis skills; improve their exam performance; and prepare for bar-related performance exams. The course will encourage students to learn how to apply substantive law in the context of performance tests. This course addresses how to prepare for and take essay and performance exams; prepare a course study outline; synthesize and formulate a rule of law from one or more legal authorities; place a rule in a rule-structure; analyze application of the rule to a set of facts; and organize legal discussion of that analysis. Students will receive guidance and feedback on all written work from the professor about ways to improve their legal reasoning skills. The final grade is based on two performance exams and other small projects, assignments, and quizzes. (Limit to 16) (This course satisfies 2 writing units.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
20 2 View Th 4 PM-6 PM Day Myra Orlen
LAW 676 Cannabis Law and Policy [Details]
LAW 676 Description

This course will focus on how society has historically, and is currently, regulating cannabis. This course takes an in-depth look at the history and current evolving approaches to cannibis regulation, including preemption; legal, professional and business ethics; and enforcement policy. Students enrolling in the seminar must prepare a research paper, make a presentation to the class, and actively participate in class discussion. Students will work with the professor to select a topic for the research paper, which can be drawn from topics covered in class or another topic of interest to the student and acceptable to the professor. This course is limited to 20 students. (This course satisfies 3 writing units.) (Formerly Marijuana Law)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
20 3 View M,W 4 PM-5:30 PM Day Julie Steiner
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. If you have taken Sales you may not take this course.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 3 View Tu 6 PM-9:15 PM Eve Rene Reich-Graefe
LAW 652 Appellate Advocacy [Details]
LAW 652 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 is limited to 16 students. (Course section 30 satisfies 2 experiential learning credits and course section 20 satisfies 2 writing units.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
20 2 View W 6 PM-8:10 PM Eve Jeanne Kaiser
30 2 View W 6 PM-8:10 PM Eve Jeanne Kaiser
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. Enrollment is limited to 24 students. (This course satisfies 3 writing units.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
20 3 View M,W 1 PM-2:30 PM Day Arthur Wolf
LAW 644 Domestic Violence [Details]
LAW 644 Description

This course combines a scholarly and practice-oriented approach to understanding the legal response to domestic violence. Throughout the course, we will focus on the social context of battering, including how the experience of abuse is shaped by gender, race, cultural identity, immigration status, sexual orientation, and disabilities. We will cover the various legal remedies in both civil and criminal contexts and examine their efficacy. These include the role of protective orders in both civil and criminal courts. We will also discuss domestic violence in relation to divorce, child custody, support, visitation, and the child protection matters. Gender violence as a human rights violation, sexual assault law, and the role of the domestic violence movement are also introduced. The focus of this course is to examine current challenges and shortcomings in the legal response to domestic violence, and then consider proposals for alternative strategies for systemic change. (This courses satisfies 2 writing units)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
20 2 View W 8:20 PM-10:30 PM Eve Beth Lux
LAW 636 Law Office Simulation [Details]
LAW 636 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 prerequisite. (This is a simulation course and satisfies 2 experiential learning credits.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
30 2 View Th 6 PM-8:10 PM Eve Michael Agen
LAW 628 Adv. Criminal Law [Details]
LAW 628 Description

This course's goal is both to broaden and to deepen the students' understanding of criminal law. We will study in depth matter not addressed-or covered only briefly-in the first year. Topics may include crimes (such as theft offenses, rape, attempt, complicity, and conspiracy), defenses (such as self-defense, necessity, duress, diminished capacity and mental illness) and both constitutional and prudential limitations on criminalization and punishment.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 2 View Th 6 PM-8:10 PM Eve Anne Goldstein
LAW 623 Title IX: Sex Descrimin. in Edu. [Details]
LAW 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.
20 2 View M 1 PM-3:10 PM Day Erin Buzuvis
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.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 9:30 AM-11 AM Day Matthew Charity
LAW 617 Criminal Pre-Trial Practice [Details]
LAW 617 Description

This course is aimed at developing student written and oral advocacy skills in the pre-trial phase of criminal litigation. The course will concentrate on the pre-trial stages of a hypothetical criminal case. The course will allow students to work on this case from the arraignment up to jury selection. Students will brief and argue typical evidentiary and discovery motions rising prior to trial. At the end of the term students will present oral arguments on pre-trial motions. The course will require at least 4 hours of preparation per session. Class attendance is mandatory. Enrollment is limited to 16. (This is a simulation course and satisfies 2 experiential learning credits.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
30 2 View W 1 PM-3:10 PM Day Tina Cafaro
LAW 604 Adv. Business Torts [Details]
LAW 604 Description

Business Torts loosely refers to causes of action for economic harm between businesses or individuals acting within a business context, other than for breach of contract. This course will survey a variety of such causes of action not covered in depth in the basic contracts and torts courses, but which form the core of many lawyers' civil litigation practices. Topics covered may include breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, misrepresentation, tortious interference with contract and economic advantage, investor litigation, trade secrets, employment torts, unfair competition, and violation of state unfair trade practices statutes. Throughout the course, an emphasis will be placed upon the practicalities of business-related civil litigation, including strategy, the economics of

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 2 View M 6 PM-8:10 PM Eve Michael Blanchard
LAW 603 International Criminal Justice [Details]
LAW 603 Description

In this course we will discuss the application of domestic and international law to questions of jurisdiction over international criminal activities, international cooperation in criminal matters, substantive international law contained in multilateral treaties concerning war crimes and terrorism, and the permanent International Criminal Court. The course consists of a series of topics, organized around the principles and offenses of international criminal law, including: nature and sources of international criminal law; nature and elements of responsibility and defenses against responsibility; basis of jurisdictional competence of states under international law; methods for obtaining persons abroad; attempts over time, including through international tribunals, to secure punishment for international crimes; offenses against peace; war crimes; crimes against humanity; genocide; terrorism; and the intersection between international crimes and human rights.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 2:45 PM-4:15 PM Day Bridgette Baldwin
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 2 View Th 3:45 PM-5:55 PM Day Judd Carhart
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.
02 3 View Tu,Th 11 AM-12:30 PM Day Anne Goldstein
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)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View Tu,Th 2 PM-3:30 PM Day Rene Reich-Graefe
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 W 2:10 PM-3:30 PM,
Tu,Th 9:30 AM-10:50 AM
Day TBA
03 4 View M,Th 6 PM-8:10 PM Eve Erin Buzuvis
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 9:15 AM-10:15 AM Day Beth Cohen
11 2 View M,W 9:15 AM-10:15 AM Day Jeanne Kaiser
15 2 View M,W 1 PM-2 PM Day Myra Orlen
16 2 View M,W 1 PM-2 PM Day Jeanne Kaiser
17 2 View M,W 1 PM-2 PM Day Harris Freeman
03 2 View M,W 8:20 PM-9:20 PM Eve Harris Freeman
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.
02 4 View M,Tu,Th 2:10 PM-3:30 PM Day Eric Gouvin
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 7th - Thursday, January 10th. The day section will meet 1:00PM - 4:15PM and the evening section will meet 6:00PM - 9:15PM.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 1 View M,Tu,W,Th 1 PM-4:15 PM Day Eric Gouvin
03 1 View M,Tu,W,Th 6 PM-9:15 PM Eve Eric Gouvin
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)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 4 View M,W 10:30 AM-11:50 AM,
Th 11 AM-12:20 PM
Day Jennifer Levi
03 4 View W 6 PM-8:10 PM,
Th 8:20 PM-10:30 PM
Eve Bruce Miller