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List of Courses: Spring 2022

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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.
02 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. This course is required for those students on Academic Warning as defined in Section 601 of the Academic Standards. It is recommended for all other first year students.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 0 View M 10:35 AM-11:30 AM/Room. BLC A Day Justin Dion
52 0 View Tu 8 PM-8:55 PM/Room. Online Eve Kerry Ann Manning
LAW 628 Advanced Criminal Law [Details]
LAW 628 Description

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

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
52 3 View Tu,Th 2 PM-3:25 PM/Room. online Day Anne Goldstein
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. ALA I and ALA II can only be taken your last two semesters before graduation.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View Tu 9 AM-10:50 AM/Room. BLC B Day Justin Dion
40 2 View M 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC B Eve Stefan Sjoberg
LAWE769 Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey [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. 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.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View W 4:05 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC C Day Myra Orlen
LAWE652 Appellate Advocacy [Details]
LAWE652 Description

This course provides upper level instruction in appellate brief writing and oral argument. 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.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View Th 9 AM-10:50 AM/Room. BLC B Day Pat Newcombe
LAWW652 Appellate Advocacy [Details]
LAWW652 Description

This course provides upper level instruction in appellate brief writing and oral argument. 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.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View Th 9 AM-10:50 AM/Room. BLC B Day Pat Newcombe
LAW 685 Bankruptcy [Details]
LAW 685 Description

Recommended for those who intend to practice commercial law of any type, or intend to have a general practice, including business litigation. This course constitutes an overview of primarily the consumer chapters of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Students are exposed to the perspectives of both debtors and creditors in the bankruptcy liquidation and reorganization process. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law 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 C 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 1 PM-2:25 PM/Room. BLC B 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. 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.
52 3 View Tu,Th 8 PM-9:25 PM/Room. online Eve 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. This course counts towards the upper level writing requirement. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
52 3 View Tu,Th 8 PM-9:25 PM/Room. online Eve Frederick Royal
LAWW676 Cannabis Law and Policy [Details]
LAWW676 Description

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

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
40 3 View Tu 6 PM-9 PM/Room. BLC B Eve Julie Steiner
LAWE788 Child Protection Law Simulation [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.)(Formerly Child, Family & State.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View Th 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC C Day Jeanne Kaiser
LAWW788 Child Protection Law Simulation [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 counts towards the upper level writing requirement. (Credits may be applied toward Public Interest Practice concentration.)(Formerly Child, Family & State)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View Th 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC C Day Jeanne Kaiser
LAWE612 Client Interview, Counsel. & Legal Adv. Skills [Details]
LAWE612 Description

In this course, students will hone practical skills needed for effective legal advocacy. Just knowing the law is not enough to achieve most clients' goals. Through weekly seminars and on-your-feet case simulations, participants will develp foundational practice skills including: client interviewing and counseling, factual investigation, strategic litigation planning, negotiation, and trial advocacy. (This course satisfies 2 experiential learning credits).

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View Th 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Leigh Woodruff, Cory Mescon
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.)

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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 C Day Rene Reich-Graefe
LAW 501 Constitutional Law [Details]
LAW 501 Description

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

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 4 View Tu,Th 9 AM-10:50 AM/Room. BLC A 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/Room. BLC A
Day Matthew Charity
42 4 View M,W 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC A 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.
42 2 View W 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Michael Rye, Michelle Ciotola
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) (Credist may be applied to the Criminal Law Practice Concentration.)

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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.
52 4 View Tu,Th 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. online Eve Anne Goldstein
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 M,W 10:30 AM-11:55 AM/Room. BLC B Day Bridgette Baldwin
LAWW631 Critical Race Theory [Details]
LAWW631 Description

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

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 2:35 PM-4 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Bridgette Baldwin
LAW 926 Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Profession [Details]
LAW 926 Description

In this course students will explore the meaning of diversity and inclusion and the necessity for diversity and inclusion in every aspect of the legal profession, from lawyers to judges and even paralegals. Topics will include defining diversity, strategies for inclusivity, unconscious bias, conscious bias, microaggressions, macroaggressions, and other related topics. Students will also explore and analyze statutes from a diversity and inclusion perspective. (Credits may be applied towards the Public Interest Practice Concentration and Gender and Sexuality Law Concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
42 2 View M 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Talia Gee
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 Public Interest Practice Concentration and Gender and Sexuality Law 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 C Day Erin Buzuvis
LAW 794 Employment Law in Capitalist America [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 HourLegislation; (4) The Laws Governing Workplace Accidents and Safety, and (5) Private Dispute Resolution and Arbitration in the Workplace. Thecourse will address these themes in the context of a globalized labor market, the safety net protecting the low-wage workforce, non-standardwork arrangements, and the impact of web-based communications in the workplace. For questionable pedagogical reasons, "employment law" isusually separated from the study of "labor law." and from "employment discrimination law." Consequently, by design the course does not cover ingreat depth the National Labor Relations Act public sector labor law, or the laws protecting workers from status-based discrimination (e.g. TitleVII of the Civil Rights Act the Americans with Disabilities Act). However, the course does introduce these laws and the legal rules governing theright 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 whatare truly academic distinctions separating one area of workplace law from another because employers and employees routinely grapple withworkplace 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 and Transactional Law Practice concentration.) Formerly Employment Law

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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 Harris Freeman
LAWW959 End of Life Law [Details]
LAWW959 Description

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

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View M 4:05 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Barbara Reich
LAW 645 Entertainment 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. (Credits may be applied towards Transactional Law Practice concentrations.)*This is an asynchronous course. A student can view weekly recorded sessions at any time within the time frame designated by the instructor.*

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
72 2 View -/Room. Online TBA Matthew Harrison
LAWE723 Estate Planning [Details]
LAWE723 Description

This course is the study of the inter vivos and testamentary disposition of accumulated wealth. Students draft simple and complex estate plans. Emphasis is given also to the tax and non-tax considerations that influence the transfer and future management of wealth. Prerequisites: LAW 722 Estate and Gift Tax and LAW 748 Trusts & Estates. (Credits may be applied towards the Transactional Law Practice Concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 2:35 PM-4 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Fred Royal
LAWW723 Estate Planning [Details]
LAWW723 Description

This course is the study of the inter vivos and testamentary disposition of accumulated wealth. Students draft simple and complex estate plans. Emphasis is given also to the tax and non-tax considerations that influence the transfer and future management of wealth. Prerequisites: LAW 722 Estate and Gift Tax and LAW 748 Trusts & Estates. (Credits may be applied towards the Transactional Law Practice Concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 2:35 PM-4 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Fred Royal
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.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
40 3 View M,W 6 PM-7:25 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Jennifer Levi
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 which is held in person subject to the status of the Court House. 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.) (Credits may be applied towards the Public Interest Law Practice Concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View Th 2 PM-2:55 PM/Room. TBA 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 remedies against such harm. (Credits may be applied toward Public Interest Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
52 3 View M,W 8 PM-9:25 PM/Room. Online Eve Bruce Miller
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.
42 2 View W 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Seth Stratton
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.
02 3 View Tu,Th 3:35 PM-5 PM/Room. BLC B Day Jennifer Levi
LAW 712 Insurance Law [Details]
LAW 712 Description

This course provides students with a working knowledge of fundamental legal priniciples concerning insurance policy and coverage issues. Legal issues regarding the regulation, and underwriting of insurance will be reviewed as well as claims handling, good and bad faith, and punitive damages. The course will also examine life, disability, property and casualty, automobile, health, and various professional liability insurance coverage issues. At the conclusion of this course the student should have a basic understanding of how insurance coverage in general is created, regulated, interpreted, applied, and enforced, as well as the application of basic principles to several different types of insurance coverage. (Credits earned in this course can be applied towards the Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View M 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Ryan McLane
LAWW 927 Intellectual Property Survey [Details]
LAWW 927 Description

Intellectual property (IP) is all around us. It shapes our art, music, literature, architecture, film, and popular culture. It informs technology, medicine, and science, setting new trajectories for further innovation. It provides the building blocks of modern commerce, guarding economically valuable knowledge, protecting celebrities' images, and regulating marks that companies use to duild their brand. In so doing, IP draws lines that may seem arbitrary, at least without a proper understanding of legal doctrine and history. This survey provides an overview of the five main areas of IP law: trade secrets, patents, copyright, trademark and the right to publicity. We will also take up the issue of international intellectual property, and the United States' role in the globalization of IP standards. (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 9 AM-10:25 AM/Room. BLC B Day Timothy Webster
LAW 792 International Human Rights [Details]
LAW 792 Description

The international human rights project attempts to apply inalienable, indivisible, interdependent, and universal protections/rights ahead of the dictates of a "sovereign" leader or community. This course asks students to consider the development of those rights (political, economic, and cultural); the context for the application of rights; and the impact on a legal system that historically required the agreement of a sovereign that speaks for a state in an international system. Rights will be considered on a local, national, regional, and international level, including through the United Nations system. (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. BLC C 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 W 9:30 AM-11:20 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)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 1 View Tu,W,Th,F 1 PM-4:25 PM/Room. BLC A Day Hon O'Grady
42 1 View Tu,W,Th,F 6 PM-9:25 PM/Room. BLC A Eve Hon O'Grady
LAWW705 Investigations and Exonerations [Details]
LAWW705 Description

When errors occur in the criminal justice process, innocent people lose their freedom and sometimes their lives. The objective of this course is to acquaint students with the imperfections and systemic errors the criminal justice system which often lead to wrongful convictions. Students will be exposed to the issues of mistakes and misconduct by law enforcement, witnesses, lawyers and judges, including racial bias, false confessions, witness misidentification and ineffective assistance of counsel, as we examine cases of wrongful conviction. Students will gain an understanding of the constitutional rights implicated in these cases, with a strong focus on the fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth and fourteenth amendments. Through the examination of these cases, students will strengthen their knowledge of criminal investigations, criminal law and criminal procedure. Students will research and write papers regarding misconduct and errors in the criminal justice system and the effects of those mistakes on individuals. Students will research the exoneration process and write a final paper on death row inmates to determine whether such inmates are guilty or not guilty, and raise concern of wrongful convictions. This course counts towards the upper level writing requirement. (Credits earned in this course count towards the Criminal Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View W 4:05 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Mary Hiser
LAWE983 Jessup Moot Court Team [Details]
LAWE983 Description

Jessup Moot Court Team

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 1 View BA - TBA Matthew Charity
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.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 4 View M 4:05 PM-5 PM/Room. BLC C Day Beth Cohen, Erin Buzuvis
LAWW 642 Law & Social Change [Details]
LAWW 642 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. This course counts towards the upper level writing requirement. (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 3 Eve Claudia Quintero
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 4:05 PM-5 PM/Room. BLC C Day Beth Cohen, Erin Buzuvis
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.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
40 1 View Tu 5 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Tim Webster
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 Tu 5 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Tim Webster
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 Tu 5 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Tim Webster
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. This course counts towards the upper level writing requirement.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
40 1 View Tu 5 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Tim Webster
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.
11 2 View M,W 9:30 AM-10:25 AM/Room. BLC A Day Beth Cohen
03 2 View M,W 2:30 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC 2 Day Jeanne Kaiser
41 2 View M,W 8 PM-8:55 PM/Room. BLC 1 Eve Harris Freeman
43 2 View M,W 8 PM-8:55 PM/Room. BLC B Eve Myra Orlen
05 2 View M,W 2:30 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC A Day Myra Orlen
07 2 View M,W 2:30 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC C Day Harris Freeman
09 2 View M,W 9:30 AM-10:25 AM/Room. BLC C Day Jeanne Kaiser
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: 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 6 experiential learning credits.)(Formerly Legal Services Clinic and Seminar) (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.
02 6 View Tu 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Gordon Shaw
LAWW679 Legal Writing and Analysis II [Details]
LAWW679 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. "Legal Writing and Analysis I is not a prerequisite to this course. The courses share the same learning outcomes but use different assignments. A student may take either of these courses or both in any sequence."

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
52 2 View Tu 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. Online Eve Justin Dion
54 2 View Tu 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. Online Eve Zachary Broughton
LAW 704 Medical Liability and Quality [Details]
LAW 704 Description

This course focuses on improving health care quality and on the relationship between physician and patient. It begins with the materials on health care quality and medical error. It then turns to governmental regulation of health care professionals through licensure and discipline. The course also examines the clinician-patient relationship, including duties to treat, confidentiality, and informed consent and. Finally, the course will explore the framework for malpractice suits against health care professionals and the doctrinal and evidentiary dimensions of malpractice litigation. Previously titled Health Care Liability and Quality.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View M,W 1 PM-2:25 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Barbara Reich
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 M 11:05 AM-12 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Beth Cohen, Pat Newcombe
LAW975 Money, Law and Power [Details]
LAW975 Description

In this course we read, discuss and write about (1) Black banks and the racial wealth gap; (2) how to fix the tax system so it stops impoverishing Black Americans, (3) white collar crime; and (4) the ?deficit myth.? Four books are assigned, and students will choose one them as a primary focus for either an essay on an in-class final exam (or, if they choose, a final paper that builds from that topic). By immersing in contemporary non-fiction works by three law professors and one economist, this course teaches students new ways of thinking, talking, and writing about the relationship between money, power, and the law in America in the 21st Century. We will begin the course with a vocabulary/concept list and by the end of the term students will have developed definitions for these terms.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View Tu 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC C Day Jennifer Taub
LAW625 Municipal and Land Use Law [Details]
LAW625 Description

This course will cover foundational concepts in municipal governance and land use and planning law. The course begins with municipal governance and 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. (Credits may be applied toward Public Interest Practice and Transactional Law Practice concentrations.) Formerly Land Use.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 3 View Tu,Th 2 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC B Day Julie Steiner
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 2:35 PM-4:25 PM/Room. BLC B Day Beth Cohen
LAW 511 Property [Details]
LAW 511 Description

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

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 4 View M,W 1 PM-2:15 PM/Room. BLC A,
Th 11:15 AM-12:30 PM/Room. BLC A
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. BLC 3 Day Melanie Lewis
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. (Credits may be applied towards the Transactional Law Practice Concentraton.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
52 2 View Th 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. online Eve Michael Agen
LAW 930 Regulatory Compliance [Details]
LAW 930 Description

This interactive course will examine the regulatory structure of the financial services industry (broker-dealers), beginning with a review of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The course will examine registration requirements, discuss the purpose of industry regulation, and will look at how broker-dealer regulation has changed over the years under FINRA and the SEC including a review of Regulation Best Interest. (Credits may be applied towards the Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
52 2 View Th 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. online Eve Courtney Reid
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. BLC 1 Eve Robert Statchen
LAWW953 Specialized Independent Study [Details]
LAWW953 Description

Students design research and writing projects, on topics of individualized and specialized interest,under the direct supervision of professor. Students would pursue directed readings and engage in regular meetings with professor throughout the semester to discuss their work. Students would submit a paper or papers as their work product for their selected project. Interested students should contact professor. This course counts towards the upper level writing requirement. This courss is limited to 4 students.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
52 1 View BA -/Room. online TBA Bruce Miller
LAW 929 Technology and Law Practice [Details]
LAW 929 Description

This course will introduce students to the technological tools of law practice. Students will explore real world-applications of technology to improve efficiencies in practice, provide better client service, and help improve access to justice. Students will also discover how these technologies are envisioned and developed. In addition to hands-on learning and sampling specific tools, students will also explore how technology has and will continue to transform law practice, including evolving technological concepts such as automation, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and big data; and how lawyers play an important role in the evolution and implementation of technology in law. Integrated into all topics will be discussions around issues arising from the use of technology, including ethics, privacy and security, and distraction management.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
52 2 View Th 9 AM-10:50 AM/Room. online Day Heidi Alexander
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. (This is a simulation course and satisfies 2 experiential learning credits.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
02 2 View W 1 PM-2:50 PM/Room. MTCT Day Tina Cafaro
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.
52 3 View Th 6 PM-9 PM/Room. online Eve Roz Carothers
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 M,W 4:10 PM-5:35 PM/Room. BLC A Day Rene Reich-Graefe
LAW 719 Voting Rights [Details]
LAW 719 Description

This course considers ways in which the law governing the right to vote affects and reflects political and racial power relationships and hierarchies. Topics include Constitutional and other sources of the right to vote, voting and representation, apportionment and redistricting, partisan and racial gerrymandering, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, voter registration, and the interplay of federal and state authority over voting and elections. The course will examine specific tools governments have used to regulate elections and voting, the scope and limits of judicial review of voting regulations, and the legal frameworks under which laws and rules affecting voting rights are assessed. (Credits may be applied towards Public Interest Practice Concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
40 2 View Tu 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Stuart Naifeh
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 11:05 AM-12:30 PM/Room. BLC B Day Jennifer Taub

 

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