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LDWS 903 (01) - DWS Miniseries

Miniseries

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2017 - Law (01/17/2017 - 04/28/2017)
Class Size:   24  
CRN: 54694
The Miniseries is a number of short course modules which expose 2-L students to numerous areas of practice, including family law, conflicts of law, secured transactions and negotiable instruments. Students are also exposed to client counseling skills which will be further developed in the Capstone during the 3-L year. The family law section includes simulation involving typical family law problems and the completion of documents required for an uncontested divorce. Students also receive training to become qualified as DOVE (Domestic Violence Emergency) attorneys so they can participate in DOVE's North Country Project providing telephone advice as part of their experience. Conflicts of law, secured transactions and negotiable interests are presented primarily in a lecture format. Eligibility: Required DWS course. Course format: simulation. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: John Garvey
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/17/2017 4/28/2017 R 8:00am - 10:00am UNH Law School (Concord) 274

LDWS 904 (01) - DWS Negotiations & ADR

Negotiations & ADR

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2017 - Law (01/17/2017 - 04/28/2017)
Class Size:   24  
CRN: 54691
DWS Negotiations & ADR is a 2-L simulation course primarily involving interest-based negotiation, mediation, arbitration and collaborative resolution. Students role-play in a variety of settings. The skills and theories introduced are applicable to life generally and practice specifically. Student performances are often taped so that students can observe themselves and learn from that experience. Students prepare negotiation outlines in advance of each session and keep weekly skills logs reflecting upon their progress. They also receive feedback from their peers and professors as well as from practitioners who observe sessions. In addition to the negotiation problems that are designed by the professors, the scholars may be asked to find problems from current events. At the end of the course, each scholar prepares a reflective paper in which, using the MacCrate skills and values as a guide, the student identifies those skills and values that were addressed in the course, reflects upon the student's own perceived strengths and weaknesses, and discusses how the student plans to cultivate strengths and improve weaknesses. Eligibility: Required 2-L DWS course. Course format: skills training. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: John Garvey
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/17/2017 4/28/2017 T 8:00am - 9:30am UNH Law School (Concord) 274
1/17/2017 4/28/2017 F 10:30am - 12:00pm UNH Law School (Concord) 274

LDWS 905 (01) - DWS Capstone

Capstone

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2017 - Law (01/17/2017 - 04/28/2017)
Class Size:   24  
CRN: 54695
This course primarily focuses upon the client/lawyer relationship and developing the listening, analytical and counseling skills necessary to be a competent lawyer; it also provides exposure to the law office management/business side of law practice. In this course, as in the real world, students are assigned roles in various given factual situations that involve multiple areas of substantive law, without being first guided as to what issues are relevant. Clients are then interviewed, necessary research is performed, and advice is given. Students observe and provide feedback to each other using the same assessment forms that standardized clients will later use. This familiarizes the students with what is later being tested and makes them more conscious of the skills necessary to interview a client successfully. Twice during the semester, students interview trained standardized clients who use a standardized fact pattern. The standardized clients provide written and oral assessments of student interviewing skills based upon a standardized form. A satisfactory competency score for at leas one of the interviews is required as a component of the DWS alternative bar exam. Anyone not receiving a satisfactory score will have an opportunity to conduct another interview after receiving feedback. Eligibility: Required DWS course. Course format: lecture. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: John Garvey
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/17/2017 4/28/2017 F 8:00am - 10:00am UNH Law School (Concord) 274

LGP 902 (01) - Access to Justice

Credits: 1.0
Term: Spring 2017 - Law (01/19/2017 - 03/30/2017)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 54775
This class is designed for upper-level students interested in exploring the barriers that low-income and vulnerable individuals often face when interacting with the civil side of the justice system, as well as how effective advocacy can help overcome these obstacles. It is also designed for students planning to sit for the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). Understanding complex access to justice issues involves a range of different doctrinal topics (that are also bar-tested)--many of which students will have already taken but can now review and master further--including Property, Civil Procedure, and Family Law. This class provides students with significant opportunities to practice analyzing these issues by writing responses to bar exam style essays, as well as engaging in other forms of problem-solving and analysis. Students thinking about taking the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) are especially encouraged to take this class, at it will offer in-depth immersion into the strategies and tactics necessary for succeeding on all MEE (Multi-State Essay Exam) essays.
Instructors: Leah Plunkett
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/19/2017 3/30/2017 R 1:30pm - 3:00pm UNH Law School (Concord) 102

LGP 903 (01) - Administrative Process

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2017 - Law (01/17/2017 - 04/28/2017)
Class Size:   55  
CRN: 54606
Administrative law can be a complicated subject, but it is a fundamental component of American law. It is highly likely that lawyers will encounter administrative law and procedure in their legal careers, regardless of practice area. For these reasons, the course is required. By the end of the semester, when challenged with a set of facts, students will be able to understand the scope of legislative, executive, and judicial authority, and the limitations on each branch of government in the administrative context; accurately identify and analyze the stages of the administrative rulemaking process and their legal requirements; accurately identify and analyze the stages of administrative adjudications and their legal requirements; understand and apply Constitutional requirements in the administrative process such as due process analysis, delegation of power, and separation of powers; and accurately identify, apply, and synthesize the relevant legal authority governing an administrative proceeding, including, but not limited to: the Constitution, the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 551 (2006), or other federal or state statutes, and judicially created rules and doctrines of administrative law. Eligibility: Required JD course. Prerequisites: Constitutional Law Civil Procedure. Course enrollment is limited to 70 students. Course format: lecture. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Erin Corcoran
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/17/2017 4/28/2017 T 1:30pm - 3:00pm UNH Law School (Concord) 229
1/17/2017 4/28/2017 F 1:00pm - 2:30pm UNH Law School (Concord) 229

LGP 913 (01) - Negotiable Instruments - UCC Articles 3 and 4

Negotbl Instrmnts-UCC Art 3&4

Credits: 1.0
Term: Spring 2017 - Law (03/14/2017 - 04/27/2017)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 55903
Negotiable instruments are commonly used in business transactions to finance the movement of goods and to secure and distribute loans. This course analyzes and applies the rules governing the "payment systems" of negotiable instruments and focuses on the processes by which a party's paper or electronic promise (note) or order (draft) to pay money can be acquired by subsequent parties (negotiability) and what are the rights and liabilities of the parties involved. The course will also introduce the students to the on-going evolution of commercial practice in response to the transformation from purely paper-based payment methods to credit card payments and electronic funds transfers, and to the new technological systems of debit cards and stored-value cards. Since many bar examinations include coverage of UCC Articles 3 and 4 this course can be critical for successful bar passage in those jurisdictions. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Course format: lecture. This course is recommended for taking the bar exam. Grading: final exam, 100%. Course has an ungraded component or practicum. This course must be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: William Murphy
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
3/14/2017 4/27/2017 TR 8:50am - 9:50am UNH Law School (Concord) 103

LGP 914 (01) - Secured Transactions-UCC Art 9

Credits: 1.0
Term: Spring 2017 - Law (01/17/2017 - 03/09/2017)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 55902
The Uniform Commercial Code has eleven substantive articles and according to the Uniform Law Commission "Article 9, Secured Transactions, may be the most important of the eleven." Debt and buying on credit is a common, if not essential, element of modern life. In the process of acquiring debt our creditors may want some assurance that they will be repaid. This is often in the form of collateral. When the collateral is personal property, we often become party to secured transactions governed by Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. This course is focused on providing a foundational understanding of Article 9 and to help develop the skills necessary to identify and analyze situations involving secured transactions. Since most bar examinations include coverage of UCC Article 9 this course can be critical for successful bar passage. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Course format: lecture. This course is recommended for taking the bar exam. Grading: final exam, 100%. Course has an ungraded component or practicum. This course must be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: William Murphy
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/17/2017 3/9/2017 TR 8:50am - 9:50am UNH Law School (Concord) 103

LGP 915 (01) - Conflict of Laws

Credits: 2.0 or 3.0
Term: Spring 2017 - Law (01/17/2017 - 04/28/2017)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 55645
This is an introductory course in Conflicts of Law. In our complicated and ever shrinking world, the power of different bodies to make or administer law is often unclear. And even when there is clarity, law-making powers frequently overlap. Thus, conflicts arise, and a way is needed to resolve them. Broadly speaking, this is the subject matter of Conflicts of Law. This course will focus on ensuring that students have a sound understanding of the basic model for choice of law and its underlying theories. This is the subject of part I of the casebook, which covers chapters 1-3. We will cover all of this material. In the time remaining, we shall cover Chapter 8 - International Conflicts - because many of the students will be taking the course to supplement their understanding of international law. Conflicts of Law is often a bar course, so intense study of the topics covered in chapters 1-3 should prove very helpful in terms of bar preparation. Eligibility: Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. Course format: lecture. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course may be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Seth Aframe
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/17/2017 4/28/2017 MW 8:30am - 9:30am UNH Law School (Concord) 102

LGP 916 (01) - Constitutional Law

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2017 - Law (01/17/2017 - 04/28/2017)
Class Size:   80  
CRN: 54601
The Constitution allocates power among the three branches of the federal government, between the federal government and the states, and between all government and individuals. Reflecting this division of responsibility, the course divides into three main units: (1) the separation of powers between the branches of the federal government; (2) the relationship between the federal government and the states; and (3) the basic structure of the Constitution's protection of individual rights, including the specific protections of due process and equal protection. Significant portions of the Constitution will not be covered. In particular, constitutional provisions regarding the rights of criminal defendants and the protections provided by the First Amendment are topics covered in other courses. Eligibility: Required JD course. Course format: lecture. This course is recommended for taking the bar exam. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: John Greabe
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/17/2017 4/28/2017 T 1:30pm - 3:45pm UNH Law School (Concord) 200
1/17/2017 4/28/2017 F 12:15pm - 2:30pm UNH Law School (Concord) 200

LGP 919 (01) - Contract Design

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2017 - Law (01/17/2017 - 04/28/2017)
Class Size:   12  
CRN: 54605
When a transaction and the relevant law are thoroughly understood, a good lawyer should be able to write a clear and effective contract before consulting forms and checklists. Although transactions are infinitely varied, there is a structural logic common to all contracts that can help the lawyer clarify the parties' objectives and understandings, see alternatives, organize the performances, anticipate difficulties, minimize or allocate risks, and provide for contingencies or disputes. First we will study this structural logic, the anatomy and physiology of contracts. The second part of the course will be more detailed application to several archetypal transactions, with their characteristic problems and solutions: Commercial Services, Purchase and Sale of Real Estate and of a Business, LLC Operating Agreement. The reading will be a short drafting text, cases involving drafting or design problems or oversights, and a bunch of clauses and contracts. In each part of the course there will be drafting exercises in class and out, starting with individual clauses. Early assignments will come back with comments or a "do-over." Later assignments may be graded. Around week 9 or 10 I will assign a fairly complex hypothetical for which you will have a substantial time to draft a complete proposed contract. I'll give you comments and suggestions toward a final draft. These drafts will be the principal basis for your grade. There will be no final exam. Eligibility: Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. Course enrollment is limited to 14 students. Course format: simulation. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Marcus Hurn
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/17/2017 4/28/2017 MW 1:00pm - 2:30pm UNH Law School (Concord) 202