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LDWS 901 (01) - DWS Trial Advocacy

Trial Advocacy

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2019 - Law (01/14/2019 - 04/26/2019)
Class Size:   12  
CRN: 53567
Trial Advocacy is a 2-L simulation course. Using the interrogatories and deposition transcripts they obtained in Pretrial Advocacy, students try their hand at controlling the witnesses in the trial setting. They also participate in a simulated criminal trial from beginning to end, complete with a student jury that deliberates. Students are taped so that they can watch and reflect upon their performance, keeping weekly logs of their progress. They receive feedback from peers, professors, lawyers, judges, jurors and witnesses. 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 DWS course. Course enrollment is limited to 12 students. Course format: skills training. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Pamela Phelan
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/14/2019 4/26/2019 W 5:00pm - 8:00pm UNHL 228

LDWS 901 (02) - DWS Trial Advocacy

Trial Advocacy

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2019 - Law (01/14/2019 - 04/26/2019)
Class Size:   12  
CRN: 53568
Trial Advocacy is a 2-L simulation course. Using the interrogatories and deposition transcripts they obtained in Pretrial Advocacy, students try their hand at controlling the witnesses in the trial setting. They also participate in a simulated criminal trial from beginning to end, complete with a student jury that deliberates. Students are taped so that they can watch and reflect upon their performance, keeping weekly logs of their progress. They receive feedback from peers, professors, lawyers, judges, jurors and witnesses. 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 DWS course. Course enrollment is limited to 12 students. Course format: skills training. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Donna Brown
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/14/2019 4/26/2019 W 5:00pm - 8:00pm UNHL 240

LDWS 903 (01) - DWS Miniseries

Miniseries

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2019 - Law (01/14/2019 - 04/26/2019)
Class Size:   24  
CRN: 53569
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
1/14/2019 4/26/2019 R 8:00am - 10:00am UNHL 228

LDWS 904 (01) - DWS Negotiations & ADR

Negotiations & ADR

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2019 - Law (01/14/2019 - 04/26/2019)
Class Size:   24  
CRN: 53566
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
1/14/2019 4/26/2019 TF 8:00am - 9:30am UNHL 228

LDWS 905 (01) - DWS Capstone

Capstone

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2019 - Law (01/14/2019 - 04/26/2019)
Class Size:   24  
CRN: 53570
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
1/14/2019 4/26/2019 F 10:00am - 12:00pm UNHL 228

LGP 903 (01) - Administrative Process

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2019 - Law (01/14/2019 - 04/26/2019)
Class Size:   55  
CRN: 53503
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: Arwyn Carroll
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/14/2019 4/26/2019 TR 8:00am - 9:30am UNHL 205

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

Negotbl Instrmnts-UCC Art 3&4

Credits: 1.0
Term: Spring 2019 - Law (03/12/2019 - 04/26/2019)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 54174
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
3/12/2019 4/26/2019 TR 8:50am - 9:50am UNHL 202

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

Credits: 1.0
Term: Spring 2019 - Law (01/14/2019 - 03/07/2019)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 54173
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
1/14/2019 3/7/2019 TR 8:50am - 9:50am UNHL 202

LGP 916 (01) - Constitutional Law

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2019 - Law (01/14/2019 - 04/26/2019)
Class Size:   95  
CRN: 53499
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: Jordan Budd
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/14/2019 4/26/2019 TF 9:30am - 11:30am UNHL 204

LGP 922 (01) - Employment Law

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2019 - Law (01/14/2019 - 04/26/2019)
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 53498
Using the Case File method developed in business schools, this course hones students' legal analysis skills in the context of a wide array of employment law problems. For each class students will read a case file that includes a memo from a senior attorney presenting a client with an employment problem and a number of relevant cases and statutes. During class discussion students will be required to analyze the relevant law in the context of the client's problem. Students analyze problems concerning employment contracts, wrongful termination claims, employees' rights to privacy, defamation in employment, and a variety of employment discrimination claims. Throughout the course, students are challenged to make nuanced judgments necessary to advise clients about likely outcomes. To make these judgments students must consider and weigh the law, facts, procedural hurdles, legal costs, business realities and human consequences of the problems their clients face. Eligibility: Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. Course enrollment is limited to 20 students. Course format: problem-based. Grading: final exam, 50%; class prep. and participation, 50%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Lauren Irwin, Terri Pestori
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/14/2019 4/26/2019 MW 5:40pm - 7:10pm UNHL 227