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List of Courses: Spring 2020

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LAWE980 AAJ Moot Court Jr Team [Details]
LAWE980 Description

AAJ Moot Court Jr Team

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 2 View BA - TBA Tina Cafaro
LAWE989 AAJ Moot Court Team [Details]
LAWE989 Description

AAJ Moot Court Team

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View BA - TBA Tina Cafaro
LAW 777 Academic Success [Details]
LAW 777 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.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 0 View Tu 11:30 AM-12:25 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Myra Orlen
40 0 View W 5 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Myra Orlen
LAW 705 Administrative Law [Details]
LAW 705 Description

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

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
40 3 View M,W 8 PM-9:25 PM/Room. BLC A Eve Erin Buzuvis
LAW 588 Advanced Legal Analysis II [Details]
LAW 588 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 must successfully complete both ALA I and ALA II to graduate.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View M 9:30 AM-11:20 AM/Room. BLC A Day Justin Dion
40 2 View Tu 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC A Eve Justin Dion
LAWE652 Appellate Advocacy [Details]
LAWE652 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 intermural 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. (This course satisfies 2 experiential units.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View Th 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC E Day Jeanne Kaiser
LAWW652 Appellate Advocacy [Details]
LAWW652 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 intermural 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. (This course satisfies 2 writing units.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View Th 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC E Day Jeanne Kaiser
LAW 685 Bankruptcy [Details]
LAW 685 Description

Recommended for those who intend to practice commercial law in any form, this course constitutes an overview of both consumer and business chapters of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Students are exposed to the perspectives of both debtors and creditors in the bankruptcy liquidation and /or reorganization process. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
42 2 View W 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 1 Eve Elizabeth Katz
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 agency, 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 business lawyers do. It also raises questions of ethics, professional responsibility and critical analysis of numerous aspects of business law.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 2:35 PM-4 PM/Room. BLC A Day Eric Gouvin
LAWE724 Business Succession Planning [Details]
LAWE724 Description

This course will consider that issues that owners of closely held businesses face in the operation and disposition of their business interests.The course will consider the operational and transfer problems for unrelated business owners as well as the operational and transfer problems for family owned businesses.Areas of study will include buy/sell agreements, life insurance, and alternative methods of succession.Note: This course was formerly called Business & Estate Planning/Closely-Held Business Entities.Limited to 24 Students. This course satisfies 3 experiential credits. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View Tu,Th 2 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Frederick Royal
LAWW724 Business Succession Planning [Details]
LAWW724 Description

This course will consider that issues that owners of closely held businesses face in the operation and disposition of their business interests.The course will consider the operational and transfer problems for unrelated business owners as well as the operational and transfer problems for family owned businesses.Areas of study will include buy/sell agreements, life insurance, and alternative methods of succession.Note: This course was formerly called Business & Estate Planning/Closely-Held Business Entities.Limited to 24 Students. This course satisfies 3 writing units. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View Tu,Th 2 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Frederick Royal
LAW 501 Constitutional Law [Details]
LAW 501 Description

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

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 4 View Th 9 AM-11 AM/Room. BLC B,
Tu 9:15 AM-11:15 AM/Room. BLC B
Day Sudha Setty
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.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 4 View Tu,Th 2 PM-3:15 PM/Room. BLC A,
W 10:35 AM-11:50 AM
Day Matthew Charity
40 4 View W 7 PM-8:20 PM/Room. BLC B,
Th 7 PM-7:55 PM/Room. Online,
M 6 PM-7:25 PM/Room. BLC B
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. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
40 2 View W 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 2 Eve Michael Rye, Michelle Ciotola
LAWW605 Corporate Social Responsibility [Details]
LAWW605 Description

As an advanced corporate law seminar, this course will introduce students to corporate social responsibility (CSR) as an amalgam of legal and economic strategies used nationally and internationally in order to influence, regulate and police corporate decision-making and behavior. The purpose of this course is to explore both historical and contemporary normative trends of CSR challenging large-scale business enterprises and the various prescriptive jurisdictions in which they operate in areas of corporate legal theory, corporate (self-)governance, securities regulation, transaction cost economics and corporate risk management. Prerequisite: LAW 551 Business Organization. This course satisfies 3 writing units. (Credits may be applied toward International and Comparative Law Practice and Transactional Law Practice concentrations.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View Tu,Th 9:30 AM-10:55 AM/Room. BLC 3 Day Rene Reich-Graefe
LAWE922 Criminal Defense Practicum & Sem [Details]
LAWE922 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.
02 6 View W 9:30 AM-11:20 AM/Room. MTCT Day Tina Cafaro
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)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
40 4 View W 8:30 PM-9:55 PM/Room. BLC B,
M 7:35 PM-8:55 PM/Room. BLC B,
Th 6 PM-6:55 PM/Room. Online
Eve Bridgette Baldwin
LAW 796 Criminal Procedure Adjudication [Details]
LAW 796 Description

This course examines the constitutional basis of criminally accused persons' post-arrest rights, in the context of, e.g.: bail and pretrial release, discovery, the right to counsel, guilty pleas, burdens and standards of proof, selection and composition of the jury, confrontation, effective assistance of counsel, jury instructions, double jeopardy, and other rights incident to criminal trials, appeals, and collateral review. Students taking this course may not enroll in LAW 784 Criminal Procedure: Survey. (Credits may be applied toward Criminal Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View Tu,Th 11:05 AM-12:30 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Anne Goldstein
LAWE780 Criminal Procedure Simulation [Details]
LAWE780 Description

This course concentrates on the procedural stages of two hypothetical criminal cases from arraignment through trial. The principal purpose of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to improve their writing and trial skills in the context of preparing and trying a state criminal case. Students will be required to research, write and re-write pretrial motions along with supporting affidavits and memoranda of law and to litigate two simulated exercises, a pretrial motion to suppress and a jury trial. Prerequisites: LAW 706 Criminal Procedure: Investigation or LAW 784 Criminal Procedure Survey and LAW 553 Evidence. Students, who have not taken or registered to take LAW 905 Criminal Law Clinic, will be given priority in registering for this course. Enrollment is limited to 12 students. (This course is a simulation course and satisfies 3 experiential learning units.) (Credits may be applied toward Criminal Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 1 PM-2:25 PM/Room. MTCT Day Tina Cafaro
LAWW780 Criminal Procedure Simulation [Details]
LAWW780 Description

This course concentrates on the procedural stages of two hypothetical criminal cases from arraignment through trial. The principal purpose of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to improve their writing and trial skills in the context of preparing and trying a state criminal case. Students will be required to research, write and re-write pretrial motions along with supporting affidavits and memoranda of law and to litigate two simulated exercises, a pretrial motion to suppress and a jury trial. Prerequisites: LAW 706 Criminal Procedure: Investigation or LAW 784 Criminal Procedure Survey and LAW 553 Evidence. Students, who have not taken or registered to take LAW 905 Criminal Law Clinic, will be given priority in registering for this course. Enrollment is limited to 12 students. (This course satisfies 3 writing units) (Credits may be applied toward Criminal Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 1 PM-2:25 PM/Room. MTCT Day Tina Cafaro
LAWW644 Domestic Violence [Details]
LAWW644 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) (Credits may be applied toward Criminal Law Practice, Gender & Sexuality Law, and Public Interest Practice concentrations.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
40 2 View T 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC E Eve Beth Lux
LAWE976 Elder Law Clinic and Seminar [Details]
LAWE976 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 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 4 experiential learning credits) (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
40 4 View M 6 PM-6:55 PM/Room. CLINIC Eve Elizabeth Lovejoy
LAW 794 Employment Law [Details]
LAW 794 Description

This course provides a foundational survey of key state and federal laws that protect employee rights and employer interests in the workplace. After beginning with a discussion of the various legal paradigms implicit in workplace regulation, the course is organized around five themes: (1) The Rise and Questionable Fall of At-Will Employment; (2) Job Security, Employee Mobility & Workplace Freedom; (3) Wage and Hour Legislation; (4) The Laws Governing Workplace Accidents and Safety, and (5) Private Dispute Resolution and Arbitration in the Workplace. The course will address these themes in the context of a globalized labor market, the safety net protecting the low-wage workforce, non-standard work arrangements, and the impact of web-based communications in the workplace. For questionable pedagogical reasons, "employment law" is usually separated from the study of "labor law." and from "employment discrimination law." Consequently, by design the course does not cover in great depth the National Labor Relations Act public sector labor law, or the laws protecting workers from status-based discrimination (e.g. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act the Americans with Disabilities Act). However, the course does introduce these laws and the legal rules governing the right to form unions and collectively bargain as well as the protections afforded to employees because of discrimination based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, etc. The readings are inevitably somewhat eclectic and the structure of this course attempts to grapple with what are truly academic distinctions separating one area of workplace law from another because employers and employees routinely grapple with workplace disputes that arise under a complex web of interrelated and sometimes conflicting legal rules. There is a final exam in this course. (Credits may be applied toward Public Interest Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
40 2 View Tu 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 1 Eve Harris Freeman
LAW 645 Entertaiment Law [Details]
LAW 645 Description

This course is designed as an introduction to the legal, business, creative, and ethical aspects of the practice of law in the film, television and music industries, providing an overview of key areas such as contractual practices, personal and intellectual property rights, compensation, and creative control issues. While not a course on copyright or contracts, our focus will include an examination of the interaction between these disciplines and the arts, as well as an exploration of current topics such as grants of rights, duration of copyright, licensing, fair use, exclusivity, rights of privacy and publicity, and litigation. Prior completion of a course in Copyright Law is highly recommended but not mandatory.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
40 2 View Tu 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Matthew Harrison
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. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 10:30 AM-11:55 AM/Room. BLC 1 Day Julie Steiner
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)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 4:10 PM-5:35 PM/Room. BLC C Day Bridgette Baldwin
LAWE907 Faculty Supervised Externship [Details]
LAWE907 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.
02 3 View BA - TBA TBA
LAWE973 Family Law Mediation Clinic & Seminar [Details]
LAWE973 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 and who have been selected through the clinic application process. 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.
02 3 View Th 4 PM-4:55 PM/Room. CLINIC Day Oran Kaufman
LAW 724 Federal Courts & Jurisdiction [Details]
LAW 724 Description

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

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 6 PM-7:25 PM/Room. BLC A Eve Bruce Miller
LAWw 716 First Amendment Rights [Details]
LAWw 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. This course satisfies 2 writing units. (Credits may be applied toward Public Interest Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View W 4:05 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC B Day Erin Buzuvis
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. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
40 2 View W 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve TBA
LAW 629 Gender & the Law [Details]
LAW 629 Description

This course examines issues of gender in the law from the standpoint of feminist legal jurisprudence, particularly the way it is affected by and constructs gender in our society. Topics may include the law of sexual harassment, sexual autonomy and reproductive choice, workplace discrimination, legal regulation of welfare and low-income women, and the way in which a legal definition of sex (or the lack of it) influences law and social policy. (online) (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.
52 2 View Th 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. Online Eve Jennifer Levi
LAW 747 Income Tax ll [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. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
40 3 View Th 6 PM-9 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Frederick Royal
LAW 778 International Businesss Transactions [Details]
LAW 778 Description

This survey course will consider some of the major private and public law issues involved in international trade and investment. The emphasis of the course will be on the private, transactional aspects of International Business Transactions. In particular, we will examine typical legal arrangements for (i) the international financing and sale of goods (including extensive coverage of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International sales of Goods - CISG), (ii) the non-establishment forms of foreign investment employed by market participants in order to generate business internationally (including licensing of intellectual property rights, international distributorship contracts, transfer of technology agreement, etc.), and (iii) the foreign direct investment of capital through the establishment of business operations abroad (both within the European Union and China). We will also discuss selected issues crucial to the avoidance and resolution of international business disputes. The pedagogical approach will involve the discussion of problems and the study of judicial and quasi-judicial decisions, regulations, statutes, and international agreements. Although Public International Trade Law is not the emphasis of this course, an overview of the structure and operation of both international and regional trade organizations, including the World Trade Organization (WTO) and The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), will also be provided. (Credits may be applied toward International and Comparative Law Practice and Transactional Law Practice concentrations.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 4:10 PM-5:35 PM/Room. BLC 2 Day Timothy Webster
LAWW792 International Human Rights [Details]
LAWW792 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. This course satisfies 3 writing units. (Credits may be applied toward International and Comparative Law Practice and Public Interest Practice concentrations.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View Tu,Th 9:30 AM-10:55 AM/Room. CLINIC Day Matthew Charity
LAWE815 International Human Rights Clinic & Sem [Details]
LAWE815 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 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 6 experiential learning credits.) (Credits may be applied toward International and Comparative Law Practice, Public Interest Practice, and Gender & Sexuality Law concentrations.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 6 View Tu 9 AM-10:50 AM/Room. CLINIC Day Lauren Carasik
LAW 502 Intro to the Legal Profession [Details]
LAW 502 Description

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

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 1 View M,Tu,W,Th 1 PM-4:25 PM Day Eric Gouvin
40 1 View M,Tu,W,Th 6 PM-9:25 PM Eve Eric Gouvin
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. 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.
02 4 View M 4 PM-5 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Beth Cohen
04 4 View Tu 4 PM-5 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Beth Cohen
LAWW625 Land Use [Details]
LAWW625 Description

This course will cover foundational concepts in domestic land use and planning law. The course begins with zoning fundamentals, including zoning enabling acts, ordinances, variances, incentive zoning, transferable development rights and accessory uses. The course will also cover takings, sustainable development, including New Urbanism and smart growth; historic preservation; and aesthetic regulation. Students may not take both this course and LAW 624 Land Use Controls. (Satisfies 3 Writing Units) (Credits may be applied toward Public Interest Practice and Transactional Law Practice concentrations.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 2:35 PM-4 PM/Room. BLC 2 Day Julie Steiner
LAWW642 Law & Social Change [Details]
LAWW642 Description

This seminar offers an investigation of issues faced by lawyers representing low-income clients and serving under-represented, disenfranchised groups. Cases, theoretical readings and historical texts are interwoven with several ends in mind: first, to provide a glimpse into the range of public interest work lawyers are engaged in and the intellectual foundations that guide these efforts; second, to consider the contexts in which the tools of public interest advocacy are more or less effective, with particular emphasis on the relationship of public interest lawyering to social movements of disenfranchised groups in American society. Third, to expose students to ethical issues and career development challenges that arise for public interest practitioners. The course grade will be based on students completing a variety of short written exercises, class participation and a major research paper. There will be no final exam. Enrollment limited to 20 students. This course satisfies 2 Writing Units (Credits may be applied toward Gender & Sexuality Law and Public Interest Practice concentrations.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
40 2 View W 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC 2 Eve Ariel Clemmer
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. 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.
02 4 View M 4 PM-5 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Beth Cohen
04 4 View Tu 4 PM-5 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Beth Cohen
LAW 966 Law Review Board 1CR SP [Details]
LAW 966 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.
40 1 View M 5 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC 329 Eve Jeanne Kaiser Tim Webster, Rene Reich-Graefe
LAW 967 Law Review Board 2CR SP [Details]
LAW 967 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.
40 2 View M 5 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC 329 Eve Jeanne Kaiser Tim Webster, Rene Reich-Graefe
LAW 968 Law Review Board 3CR SP [Details]
LAW 968 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.
40 3 View M 5 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC 329 Eve Jeanne Kaiser Tim Webster, Rene Reich-Graefe
LAWW830 Law Review Staff [Details]
LAWW830 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.
40 1 View M 5 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC 329 Eve Jeanne Kaiser Tim Webster, Rene Reich-Graefe
LAW 508 Lawyering Skills II [Details]
LAW 508 Description

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

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
10 2 View M 1 PM-1:55 PM/Room. BLC 1,
W 2:30 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC 1
Day Jeanne Kaiser
02 2 View M,W 9:30 AM-10:25 AM/Room. BLC 2 Day Beth Cohen
04 2 View M,W 9:30 AM-10:25 AM/Room. BLC 3 Day Harris Freeman
40 2 View M 9 PM-9:55 PM/Room. BLC C,
W 6 PM-6:55 PM/Room. BLC C
Eve Jeanne Kaiser
42 2 View M 9 PM-9:55 PM/Room. BLC 3,
W 6 PM-6:55 PM/Room. BLC 3
Eve Myra Orlen
06 2 View W 2:30 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC 3,
M 1 PM-1:55 PM/Room. BLC 3
Day Myra Orlen
08 2 View M 1 PM-1:55 PM/Room. BLC C,
W 2:30 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC C
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.
02 5 View Tu 4 PM-4:55 PM/Room. BLC E Day Gordon Shaw
LAWE928 Legal Project Management [Details]
LAWE928 Description

Students in this course will learn how to manage a legal project involving electronic data and how to apply Project Management Principles through the Lifecycle of a Legal Matter. Students will learn how to evaluate, assess, analyze, plan a course of action, manage stakeholders, and leverage eDiscovery tools to effectively manage a legal matter. The course will address different aspects of project management as part of a hypothetical legal scenario and students will complete assigned projects. Performance will be evaluated and feedback provided for each project to ensure understanding of requirements and criteria. Class time will be used to provide background, guidance, and direction on legal project management best practices. (Electronic Discovery - Law 601 is recommended). This course satisfies 2 experiential learning credits.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
40 2 View M 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC 1 Eve Rochelle Duyan
LAW 906 Mindfulness in Law Practice [Details]
LAW 906 Description

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

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 1 View Tu 9:30 AM-10:25 AM/Room. BLC 1 Day Beth Cohen, Myra Orlen
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 W 9:30 AM-11:20 AM/Room. BLC B Day Judd Carhart
LAW 511 Property [Details]
LAW 511 Description

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

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 4 View Th 11:15 AM-12:30 PM/Room. BLC B,
W 1 PM-2:15 PM/Room. BLC B,
M 10:35 AM-11:50 AM/Room. BLC B
Day Timothy Webster
LAWE996 Real Estate Practicum and Seminar [Details]
LAWE996 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. Prerequisites: One of the following courses: Conveyancing, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Development, or Land Use Planning. With prior instructor approval and in limited circumstances, students will be permitted to complete the prerequisite concurrently with the Practicum. Additionally, students will be required to complete two additional on-line modules prior to enrolling in the practicum. A student must have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies and 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 4 experiential learning credits. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 4 View Th 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. CLINIC Day Robert Statchen
LAW 998 Real Estate Survey [Details]
LAW 998 Description

This course covers the real property topics including ownership of real estate, rights in real property, real estate contracts, mortgages and security devices and titles. This is an elective that is highly recommended as preparation for the bar exam. (online)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
52 2 View Th 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. Online Eve Michael Agen
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: 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.
40 6 View Tu 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. CLINIC Eve Robert Statchen
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. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
40 2 View M 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 2 Eve Thomas Mango, Chrisopher Whalley
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.
40 2 View M 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. MTCT Eve Charles Belsky
LAW 748 Trusts & Estates [Details]
LAW 748 Description

This course is a study of the inter-vivos and testamentary gratuitous transfer of property, including intestate succession, wills, and trusts. Also discussed are the duties and liability of the fiduciary, the use of charitable donations, and the raising of constructive and resulting trusts. Prerequisite: Law 511 Property (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
40 3 View Th 6 PM-9 PM/Room. BLC A Eve Justin Dion
LAW 670 UCC Survey [Details]
LAW 670 Description

This course will focus primarily on the Uniform Commercial Code, Articles 2 and 9 (sales of goods and secured transactions). It will also provide a very limited overview of the law of negotiable instruments. As a survey course, this course is highly recommended as preparation for the bar exam. Students who have taken Sales (LAW 744) or Secured Transactions (LAW 746) may not enroll in this course. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View Tu,Th 2 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC B Day Rene Reich-Graefe
LAW 611 White Collar Crime [Details]
LAW 611 Description

This course offers an overview of the law of business (white collar) crime. Topics include: individual and corporate responsibility for malfeasance; complicity; conspiracy; mail fraud; public corruption; RICO; securities fraud; perjury and false statements; obstruction of justice; the 5th amendment protections for business speech and documents. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, LAW 551 Business Organizations and LAW 505 Criminal Law are prerequisites to enrollment in this course. (Credits may be applied toward Criminal Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View Tu,Th 3:35 PM-5 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Anne Goldstein

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