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List of Courses: Fall 2019

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LAWE984 AAJ Moot Court Team [Details]
LAWE984 Description

AAJ Moot Court Team

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 1 View BA - TBA Tina Cafaro
LAW 695 Academic Success [Details]
LAW 695 Description

The Academic Success course assists students with study techniques, class preparation, outlining, and exam preparation and exam writing techniques. It also covers? essential law school skills, such as note-taking, briefing cases, and outlining.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 0 View Tu 9:30 AM-10:25 AM/Room. BLC A Day Myra Orlen
03 0 View W 9:30 AM-10:25 AM/Room. BLC A Day Myra Orlen
41 0 View W 5 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC A Eve Beth Cohen, Pat Newcomb
LAW 599 Advanced Legal Analysis l [Details]
LAW 599 Description

This required course will introduce you to the bar exam, review material tested on the bar exam, and teach you important skills in reading, analyzing, and answering bar exam questions. The course uses a learn-by-doing approach. Written homework assignments include multiple choice questions and essay questions. These will be submitted, graded, and returned online before most classes and will then form the basis for class discussion and review. Students will also be assigned online video review. The course will refresh your recollection of selected topics within three of MBE subjects, Contracts, Evidence and Torts. 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 must successfully complete both ALA I and ALA II to graduate.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 2 View M 9:30 AM-11:20 AM/Room. BLC A Day Justin Dion
41 2 View Tu 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC B Eve Justin Dion
LAW 688 Bioethics [Details]
LAW 688 Description

This is a survey course that will cover a variety of bioethics topics through the lenses of law, ethics, medicine, and public policy. Topics may include reproductive technologies and rights, medical decision-making, end of life care, distributive justice topics, and research on human subjects.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View M,W 10:30 AM-11:55 AM/Room. BLC 1 Day Barbara Reich
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.
41 3 View M,W 7:35 PM-9 PM/Room. BLC B Eve Rene Reich-Graefe
LAWE788 Child, Family & State [Details]
LAWE788 Description

This class will focus on what happens when the state becomes involved in family life due to allegations of child abuse and neglect. Central to the class will be the balance between the right of the family to be free of state intervention in child-rearing decisions with the right of the child to be free of neglect and abuse. Writing assignments and class simulations will relate to an individual child protection case that we will track from inception to resolution. Additional topics may include: definitions of child abuse and neglect; special issues in child sexual abuse; and medical neglect, including cases involving parents withhold medical treatment because of their religious beliefs. The course will also cover the potential paths for state intervention, including short and long term foster care, termination of parental rights and adoption. This course satisfies 2 experiential learning credits. (Credits may be applied toward Public Interest Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 2 View Th 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Jeanne Kaiser
LAWW788 Child, Family & State [Details]
LAWW788 Description

This class will focus on what happens when the state becomes involved in family life due to allegations of child abuse and neglect. Central to the class will be the balance between the right of the family to be free of state intervention in child-rearing decisions with the right of the child to be free of neglect and abuse. Writing assignments and class simulations will relate to an individual child protection case that we will track from inception to resolution. Additional topics may include: definitions of child abuse and neglect; special issues in child sexual abuse; and medical neglect, including cases involving parents withhold medical treatment because of their religious beliefs. The course will also cover the potential paths for state intervention, including short and long term foster care, termination of parental rights and adoption. This course satisfies 2 writing units. (Credits may be applied toward Public Interest Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 2 View Th 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Jeanne Kaiser
LAW 509 Civil Procedure [Details]
LAW 509 Description

The object of this course is to introduce students to the civil litigation process, including the attendant jurisdictional questions, court organization, and pleadings and rules of practice in state and federal courts. In addition, an analysis of the litigation process is undertaken, with emphasis on discovery, pretrial procedures, trial, judgment, and appellate review of the decision. (Required Course)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 4 View W 10:35 AM-11:50 AM/Room. BLC B,
Th 11 AM-12:15 PM/Room. BLC B,
Tu 2 PM-3:15 PM/Room. BLC A
Day Bruce Miller
41 4 View W 7:05 PM-8:20 PM/Room. BLC A,
Th 7:30 PM-8:45 PM/Room. Online,
M 8:30 PM-9:45 PM/Room. BLC A
Eve Arthur Wolf
LAW 660 Closely Held Business [Details]
LAW 660 Description

As part of the advanced curriculum in the law of business organizations, this course provides an in-depth analysis of the myriad legal problems involved inthe formation and operation of closely held businesses, i.e.,those businesses whose ownership interests are not publicly traded. We will considerunincorporated business entities - including the general partnership, the limited partnership(LP), the limited liability partnership(LLP), and the limitedcompany(LLC) - as well as the incorporated closely held business in form of the close corporation. The main issues discussed for each form of businessorganization are the mechanics of entity formation; management and control of the closely held business; financial rights and liabilities of the entitiesowners; fiduciary duties among the entities owners; the transferability of entity ownership; and exit rights during dissociation and dissolution. Prerequisite:Law 551 Business Organizations. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View M,W 2:35 PM-4 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Rene Reich-Graefe
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. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View Th 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Jeffrey Knickerbocker
LAWW706 Crim Pro:Investigation [Details]
LAWW706 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 . (Credits may be applied toward Criminal Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View M,W 1 PM-2:25 PM/Room. BLC C Day Bridgette Baldwin
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.
01 4 View Th 2 PM-3:15 PM/Room. BLC A,
M,W 1 PM-2:15 PM/Room. BLC B
Day Anne Goldstein
LAWE920 Criminal Law Prosecution Clinic & Seminar [Details]
LAWE920 Description

Selected students in the Criminal Prosecution Clinic work as student assistant district attorneys within the Hampden County District Attorney's Office. By court rule, students in the Clinic 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 will appear in three different sessions of the District Court: the arraignment session (in which students represent the Commonwealth in bail hearings), the motion session (in which students prepare and litigate oppositions to 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. 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. Prerequisites: LAW 553 Evidence and LAW 706 Criminal Procedure Investigation. Enrollment is limited to third-year full time and forth-year part time students who have been selected through the clinic application process. No student may maintain outside legal employment while participating in this clinic. All students will be CORI/criminal records checked by the District Attorney's Office. A student is required to be SJC Rule 3:03 eligible. This clinic/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 6 experiential learning credits) (Credits may be applied toward Criminal Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 6 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.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View M,W 1 PM-2:25 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Mary Hiser
LAW 754 Election Law [Details]
LAW 754 Description

This course covers key topics in state and federal election law. The course will explore the right to vote, election administration, and the effect of campaignfinance laws on free speech and will include coverage of the candidate nominating process, ballot integrity/voter ID, and recent decisions about the regulation of campaign communications.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View W 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Peter Vickery
LAW 601 Electronic Discovery [Details]
LAW 601 Description

This course is an introduction to the legal and practical issues related to electronic discovery and the use of electronic evidence in legal proceedings. Attorneys engaged in litigation must ensure compliance with the rules and regulations governing the preservation and production of electronically stored information. Lawyers and clients nationwide are struggling with the practical challenges of electronic discovery and the law is continuously evolving. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the legal rules governing ediscovery and develop practical knowledge and key analytical skills that can be used in practice.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View Tu 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Katie Winseck
LAW 674 Employment Discrimination [Details]
LAW 674 Description

This course concerns discrimination in the workplace, with emphasis on different theories of discrimination and the application of those theories in a variety of settings. The primary focus is on the text and interpretation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended in 1991. Other areas studied may include the Age Discrimination Act of 1967, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. (Credits may be applied toward Gender & Sexuality Law and Public Interest Practice concentrations.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
03 3 View Tu,Th 3:35 PM-5 PM/Room. BLC C Day Erin Buzuvis
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.
41 3 View M,W 6 PM-7:25 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Anne Goldstein
LAW 643 Family Law [Details]
LAW 643 Description

This course examines the relationship between family and law. Topics addressed include legal definitions of "family" taking into consideration both the marital and non-marital family; rights and obligatons among family members; the federal and state government's role in family life as well as the constitutional limits on government involvement; dissolution of family including issues of property distribution, alimony/support, and the implications of children; jurisdiction; and the role of the attorney in family formation and disputes. (Credits may be applied toward Gender and Sexuality Law concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 3 View Th 6 PM-9 PM/Room. BLC A Eve Jennifer Levi
LAWE640 Federal Income Tax Simulation [Details]
LAWE640 Description

This course is designed to provide two-person teams of students with the opportunity to engage in research and writing in the context of solving a tax problem which might arise in everyday tax practice. Each team will be required to prepare a detailed outline of tax issues raised by the problem, three drafts of a memorandum of law to a senior partner and two drafts of a client letter, explaining their analysis, conclusions and recommendations for client action. Students will also be required to keep detailed time sheets. Teams will meet with the instructor at regular, mutually agreed upon times. The course may utilize the tax problem which is the subject of the ABA Section of Taxation Law Student Tax Challenge competition, in which case teams may submit their work product to that competition by the deadline date set by that competition (before the second week of November). Prerequisite: Law 555, Income Tax I and Law 747, Income Tax II. Enrollment is by two-person teams of students and is limited to 8 teams. Enrollment limited to 16 students. This is a simulation course and satisfies 3 experiential learning credits. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View BA - TBA Frederick Royal
LAWW640 Federal Income Tax Simulation [Details]
LAWW640 Description

This course is designed to provide two-person teams of students with the opportunity to engage in research and writing in the context of solving a tax problem which might arise in everyday tax practice. Each team will be required to prepare a detailed outline of tax issues raised by the problem, three drafts of a memorandum of law to a senior partner and two drafts of a client letter, explaining their analysis, conclusions and recommendations for client action. Students will also be required to keep detailed time sheets. Teams will meet with the instructor at regular, mutually agreed upon times. The course may utilize the tax problem which is the subject of the ABA Section of Taxation Law Student Tax Challenge competition, in which case teams may submit their work product to that competition by the deadline date set by that competition (before the second week of November). Prerequisite: Law 555, Income Tax I and Law 747, Income Tax II. Enrollment is by two-person teams of students and is limited to 8 teams. Enrollment limited to 16 students. This is a simulation course and satisfies 3 writing units. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View BA - TBA Frederick Royal
LAWE797 Federal Litigation PreTrial Phase [Details]
LAWE797 Description

This course is aimed at refining students' written and oral advocacy skills in the pretrial phase of litigaton. In weekly exercises, students will brief and argue typical motions arising prior to trial. The course will also address pretrial strategy, both in preparing pleadings, planning discovery and drafting motions. At the end of the term, students will draft a larger memorandum and present a more extensive oral argument on a motion for summary judgement or to dismiss. The course will require at least four to six hours of preparation for each session. Class attendance is mandatory. Enrollment limited to 16 students. This is a simulation course and satisfies 3 Experiential Learning Credits.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View W 2:45 PM-5:45 PM/Room. MTCT Day Mark Mastroianni
LAWW797 Federal Litigation PreTrial Phase [Details]
LAWW797 Description

This course is aimed at refining students' written and oral advocacy skills in the pretrial phase of litigaton. In weekly exercises, students will brief and argue typical motions arising prior to trial. The course will also address pretrial strategy, both in preparing pleadings, planning discovery and drafting motions. At the end of the term, students will draft a larger memorandum and present a more extensive oral argument on a motion for summary judgement or to dismiss. The course will require at least four to six hours of preparation for each session. Class attendance is mandatory. Enrollment limited to 16 students. This is a simulation course and satisfies 3 writing units.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View W 2:45 PM-5:45 PM/Room. MTCT Day Mark Mastroianni
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.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View M,W 4:10 PM-5:35 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Barbara Reich
LAWW651 Immigration Law [Details]
LAWW651 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.) (Credits may be applied toward International and Comparative Law Practice and Public Interest Practice concentrations.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View M,W 2:35 PM-4 PM/Room. BLC C Day Arthur Wolf
LAW 555 Income Tax I [Details]
LAW 555 Description

A study of the codified law as it relates to the federal taxation of the income of individuals. This course emphasizes the concepts of gross income, taxable income, and deductions. Special emphasis is given to the federal tax policy considerations inherent in resolving tax issues. A survey of selected topics such as the tax consequences of divorce and administrative practice before the Internal Revenue Service and the Tax Court may be included in the course. (Required Course)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View Tu,Th 2 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC B Day Frederick Royal
41 3 View Th 6 PM-9 PM/Room. BLC B Eve Frederick Royal
LAW 603 International Criminal Law [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.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View Tu,Th 3:35 PM-5 PM/Room. BLC F Day Matthew Charity
LAWW762 International Law [Details]
LAWW762 Description

This course provides an overview of public international law with a focus on the framework and development of international law. We will examine how the doctrines, institutions and methodologies of international law have developed in recent years, with attention to the application of those doctrines and methodologies to legal aspects of current international controversies. We will also discuss the structure, goals, processes and institutions of international law, with detailed consideration of issues such as the sources of international law, the recognition and responsibility of states, and the role of organizations, corporations, and individuals in the application of international law. (This course satisfies 3 Writing Units.) (Credits may be applied toward International and Comparative Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View Tu,Th 9:30 AM-10:55 AM/Room. BLC F Day Matthew Charity
LAW 500 Introduction to the Law [Details]
LAW 500 Description

Introduction to the Law is a one-credit course required in the first year for all entering students, offered prior to the beginning of the first term, and graded on a pass-fall basis. This class introduces students to the study of law. It is designed to give students the knowledge and skills that will enable them to get the most out of their other first-year courses. The goals of the course include introducing students to the purposes and pedagogy of law school, providing techniques and strategies for learning the law, and providing information on background concepts. Students will gain an understanding of the American legal system, explore the function of case law and how it relates to other sources of the law, and learn to actively engage in case analysis. The class is graded pass/fail. (Required course) This course meets four days only and will run Monday, August 19th - Thursday August 22nd.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 1 View Tu 9 AM-12:30 PM/Room. BLC A,
M 9:30 AM-1 PM/Room. BLC A,
W,Th 9 AM-12:15 PM/Room. BLC A
Day Julie Steiner
41 1 View M 6:15 PM-9:45 PM/Room. BLC 3,
W,Th 6 PM-9:15 PM/Room. BLC 3,
Tu 6 PM-9:30 PM/Room. BLC 3
Eve Julie Steiner
LAW 927 IP Survey [Details]
LAW 927 Description

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View Tu,Th 11:05 AM-12:30 PM/Room. BLC 2 Day Timothy Webster
LAWE912 Judicial Externship and Seminar [Details]
LAWE912 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 and who have been selected through th externship application process. 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.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 4 View M 4 PM-5 PM/Room. BLC 2 Day Beth Cohen
03 4 View Tu 4 PM-5 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Beth Cohen
LAW 727 Juvenile Justice [Details]
LAW 727 Description

This course concentrates on juvenile delinquency proceedings from pretrial procedure through trial and the occasional transfers of juvenile offenders to the adult criminal system. Developments in the area of due process for young people (United States Supreme Court cases) and effective client advocacy are stressed. Prerequisite: completed or concurrently enrolled in Law 505 Criminal Law. (Credits may be applied toward Criminal Law Practice and Public Interest Practice concentrations.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View W 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Scott Chapman
LAW 708 Labor Law [Details]
LAW 708 Description

This course traces the development of American Labor Law, from its early beginnings at the dawn of the industrial revolution, through the great depression of the 1930s, the post-war years, and the modern era. It considers how workers have joined together to improve their material well-being, and how society regulates the inevitable conflict between workers and management. The course studies the National Labor Relations Act and its interpretation by the courts and the National Labor Relations Board. Areas covered include the right to join unions, to engage in collective bargaining, and the procedures to resolve labor disputes, jurisdictional disputes, board procedures, representation, elections, unfair labor practices, strikes and job actions, picketing, lockouts, secondary boycotts, arbitration of disputes, and union organizing. (Credits may be applied toward Public Interest Practice and Transactional Law Practice concentrations.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 2 View Th 9 AM-10:50 AM/Room. BLC 1 Day Harris Freeman
LAW 696 Landlord & Tenant [Details]
LAW 696 Description

This course focuses on the landlord-tenant relationship in the residental rental market with emphasis on recent court decisions and various selected state laws that have attempted to lessen the problems of substandard or inadequate rental housing, housing discrimination, problems of lead paint poisoning, and related issues. Eviction proceedings, discrimination litigation and consumer remedies are covered in detail. Prerequisite: LAW 511 Property. (Credits may be applied toward Public Interest Practice and Transactional Law Practice concentrations.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View W 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC 1 Eve James Donnelly
LAW 632 Law Office Management [Details]
LAW 632 Description

This course will introduce students to the operation and management of solo practice, law firms, and corporate legal departments. Practices and techniques that assist in the ethical, professional, and profitable representation of clients while reducing stress and crisis situations will be presented through presentations, readings, and guest lecturers. Topics to be covered include: business planning; time management, accounting and billing; client recruitment and relations; technology and office systems; stress management and personal support; ethical responsibilities and professionalism.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View Th 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Michael Agen
LAWE814 Law Practice Externship and Seminar [Details]
LAWE814 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 and who have been selected through the externship application process. 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.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 4 View M 4 PM-5 PM/Room. BLC 2 Day Beth Cohen
03 4 View Tu 4 PM-5 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Beth Cohen
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.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View M 5 PM-6 PM/Room. BLC 329 Eve Jeanne Kaiser Tim Webster, 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.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 3 View M 5 PM-6 PM/Room. BLC 329 Eve Jeanne Kaiser Tim Webster, Rene Reich-Graefe
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.
41 1 View M 5 PM-6 PM/Room. BLC 329 Eve Jeanne Kaiser Tim Webster, Rene Reich-Graefe
LAWW950 Law Review Staff [Details]
LAWW950 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.
41 2 View M 5 PM-6 PM/Room. BLC 329 Eve Jeanne Kaiser Tim Webster, Rene Reich-Graefe
LAW 507 Lawyering Skills I [Details]
LAW 507 Description

Lawyering Skills I 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 first semester, in Lawyering Skills I, students will be placed in the role of lawyer as advisor and counselor by focusing on predictive, advisory writing while learning other lawyering skills such as fact gathering and analysis, interviewing, and client counseling. Students will write legal memoranda, conduct interviews, draft professional emails and letters, and conduct office meetings, all in the context of completing practice based assignments. Students will receive individualized feedback throughout the semester. (required course; graded; 2 credits)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 2 View M,W 9:30 AM-10:25 AM/Room. BLC 2 Day Beth Cohen
03 2 View M,W 2:30 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC A Day Myra Orlen
41 2 View M,W 6 PM-6:55 PM/Room. BLC B Eve Jeanne Kaiser
05 2 View M,W 2:30 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC 2 Day Jeanne Kaiser
07 2 View M,W 2:30 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC B Day Harris Freeman
09 2 View M,W 9:30 AM-10:25 AM/Room. BLC 3 Day Harris Freeman
LAWE916 Legal Aid Clinic and Seminar [Details]
LAWE916 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 weekly seminar. 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. The clinic is open to students who have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies and who have been 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.)(Formerly Legal Services Clinic and Seminar) (Credits may be applied toward Gender & Sexuality Law and Public Interest Practice concentrations.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 5 View Tu 3 PM-3:55 PM/Room. BLC E Day Gordon Shaw
LAWE910 Legal Aid Clinic Skills Seminar [Details]
LAWE910 Description

This seminar is a prerequisite for students selected to participate in the Legal Aid Clinic. Students enroll in this course the semester preceding their clinic placement. The course focuses on substantive law and issues related to poverty law practice, and developing basic lawyering skills, including professionalism and ethics, client interviewing, counseling, case planning, fact investigation, oral advocacy, negotiation and litigation skills. (This course satisfies 2 experiential learning credits.)(Formerly Legal Service and Immigration Skills Seminar) (Credits may be applied toward Gender & Sexuality Law and Public Interest Practice concentrations.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 2 View Tu 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC E Day Gordon Shaw
LAW 675 Legal Aspects of Entrepeneur [Details]
LAW 675 Description

This course provides law students with legal practical tools relating to entrepreneurship, including theory, resources andtemplates for various agreements that they can refer to in their legal careers. The course is structured to link key learningobjectives to one or more real life based hypothetical fact patterns of business experiences in order to emphasize thepracticality and applications of the learning objectives. The course includes traditional analysis and briefing of case law andstatutes. The course also includes interactive team activities such as a mock negotiation of licensing and settlementagreements and drafting of agreements relating thereto. The course covers an introduction to business entities; legal aspectsof marketing; ownership of ideas, technology and intellectual property; trade secrets; licensing agreements, proposals inresponse to Requests for Quotations (RFQ); distributorship agreements and litigated case studies. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 2 View M 9:30 AM-11:20 AM/Room. BLC E Day Eric Gouvin
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.
41 2 View Tu 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Matthew Harrison
LAWW678 Legal Writing and Analysis [Details]
LAWW678 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.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View M 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Myra Orlen
LAWE728 Mediation [Details]
LAWE728 Description

This course will provide training in both the theory and methodology of divorce and family mediation and essential mediation skills. The class is interactive, and students will have the opportunity, in almost every class to practice mediation skills. A basic understanding of Massachusetts divorce law and/or entry level family law course is strongly recommended. Some states, by statute or rule of court, set standards for court-based mediators. Massachusetts requires basic mediation training and professional practice under the supervision of a community-based mediation program before practitioners may serve as court-based mediators. This is a basic mediation course that qualifies successful students for an internship or practicum in a community dispute resolution program for supervised practice and for advanced mediation training. Mediators develop their skills through a lifetime of practice. This is the first step. Enrollment limited to 18 students. (This is a simulation course and satisfies 3 experiential learning credits.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 3 View W 6 PM-9 PM/Room. BLC D Eve Devlin Farmer
LAWE769 Negotiation,Mediation & Arbitration [Details]
LAWE769 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. 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. 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.) (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 2 View W 9:30 AM-11:20 AM/Room. BLC C Day Nancy Sykes
LAW 580 Pro Bono [Details]
LAW 580 Description

Pro Bono Graduation Requirement

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 0 View BA - TBA Samuel Charron
LAW 702 Products Liability [Details]
LAW 702 Description

This course presents an analysis and discussion of the American law of products liability. The focus of the course is on the major theories of liability with respect to injuries caused by the use of defective consumer products. We will cover the requirements of each of the major causes of action in product litigation, together with appropriate defenses and damages related to those causes of action.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View M 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC 1 Eve Alex Grant
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.
41 2 View W 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 1 Eve Deepika Bains Shukla
LAW 690 Sexual Orien,Gen ID & LAW [Details]
LAW 690 Description

This course is an examination of the legal and policy issues surrounding state and private attempts to regulate and/or discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Topics covered in the course include (1) the due process right to privacy, (2) equal protection analysis, (3) family law issues (4) employment discrimination, with particular emphasis on possibilities to pursue non-discrimination law by transgender people (5) sexual orientation and gender expression as gender discrimination, among other relevant contemporary topics. (Credits may be applied toward Gender & Sexuality Law and Public Interest Practice concentrations.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View M,W 10:30 AM-11:55 AM/Room. BLC F Day Jennifer Levi
LAWE944 Small Business Clinic and Seminar [Details]
LAWE944 Description

The Small Business Clinic provides 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 including entity formation, trademark, contract drafting, employment law and regulatory compliance. 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. Students are also required to attend a regularly scheduled weekly seminar meeting. Finally, students are expected to attend two full days of a mandatory orientation prior to the start of the semester. Prerequisites: completed or concurrently enrolled in LAW 551 Business Organizations. The clinic is open to students who have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies and who have been selected through the clinic application process. This clinic/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 6 experiential learning credits.) (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 6 View Tu 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. Clinic Eve Robert Statchen
LAW 639 Special Education Law [Details]
LAW 639 Description

This course will provide an overview of the legal rights of public school students identified with special education needs and the responsibilities of school districts to meet those needs. Issues to be addressed will include: eligibility and evaluation of students, team meetings, individualized educational plans, placements, discipline, transition services, and due process hearings. Legal principles governing special education will be explored through cases decided by the courts and the Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals. Rights and responsibilities under the anti-discrimination law known as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 will also be addressed. The course material will be presented through class discussions and analysis of real-life fact patterns. Students will be introduced to the special education litigation process. (Credits may be applied toward Public Interest Practice concentrations.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 2 View Tu 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Claire Thompson
LAW 513 Torts [Details]
LAW 513 Description

This is a course concerning civil liability for harm inflicted on another. Topics studied may include negligent, reckless and intentional acts that inflict harm; defenses to claims of liability; the liability of owners or occupiers of land; and strict liability. (Required Course)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 4 View Th 9:30 AM-10:45 AM/Room. BLC B,
M,Tu 10:35 AM-11:50 AM/Room. BLC B
Day Erin Buzuvis
41 4 View M 7:05 PM-8:20 PM/Room. BLC A,
W 8:30 PM-9:45 PM/Room. BLC A,
Th 6 PM-7:15 PM/Room. Online
Eve Julie Steiner
LAWE777 Transactional Lawyering Seminar [Details]
LAWE777 Description

This course emphasizes the thought process and legal skills involved in the practice of transactional law. In this simulation course students will be broken up into "law firms" and will provide legal counsel to a party in a business transction. One half of the class will represent one side of the transaction and the other half will represent the other side. Using a simulated transaction as the reference point, students will acquire an understanding of the lawyer's role in business transactions and will develop an appreciation of the business and legal issues that arise in transactional practice. As part of the simulation students will be required to interview a client, draft deal documents, and negotiate some deal points. (This is a simulation course and satisfies 2 experiential learning credits.) (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 2 View W 9:30 AM-11:20 AM/Room. BLC E Day Eric Gouvin
LAWE681 Trial Methods [Details]
LAWE681 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.
41 2 View M 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. MTCT Eve TBA
LAW 749 Workers Compensation [Details]
LAW 749 Description

Since as far back as Ancient Rome and Greece, society has compensated injured workers for work-related accidents. This course analyzes the history and the principles of the system for compensating employees for work-related injuries. This course will provide an understanding of the core concepts of Workers' Compensation law and the mechanics of litigating and defending claims for workers' compensation benefits.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View M 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Cheryl Jacques

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