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LGP 906 (01) - Statutory Interpretation

Credits: 2.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Law (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 16011
This two-credit course, taught by the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of NH, offers instruction in statutory interpretation, with emphasis on three areas: (1) practice, meaning advocacy in litigation and judicial opinions; (2) doctrines: textual and substantive canons of statutory construction; and (3) competing theories: textualism, intentionalism, purposivism (legal process theory), and pragmatism. Despite its theoretical aspects, this is a highly practical course.
Instructors: Joseph Laplante
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/6/2019 M 5:15pm - 7:15pm UNHL 202

LGP 907 (01) - The Future of National Fiscal Policy

Future of Natl Fiscal Policy

Credits: 2.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Law (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 17430
In this interdisciplinary capstone, which satisfies the upper-level writing requirement, students will examine current data, law, projections and policy trends as they identify and assess the nation's long-term fiscal challenges, such as growing deficits and debt, health care cost growth, domestic investment needs, Social Security insolvency and more. Two major projects articulating practical solutions to such challenges will serve as the midterm and final assessments. Both will include written and oral presentation components.
Instructors: Chase Hagaman
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/6/2019 T 3:15pm - 5:15pm UNHL 202

LGP 909 (01) - Civil Procedure

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Law (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)
Class Size:   105  
CRN: 13387
This course surveys the civil litigation process, beginning with the pretrial phase of litigation: the requirements for complaints and answers, procedures for joining additional parties and claims, the discovery process for gathering information, and pretrial motions (such as motions to dismiss or for summary judgment). The course considers also some of the procedural aspects of trials: when does a right to trial by jury exist and various motions for judgment made during trial. (Detailed exploration of trial rules and process is available in upper-class courses such as Trial Advocacy and Evidence). Additional topics include the remedies that are available to prevailing parties, the effect of a judgment in one case on litigation involving the same parties and/or facts, and some of the difficult constitutional issues at play in civil litigation (including jurisdiction, i.e., which courts have power over which kinds of cases and over which parties). Throughout the semester, the course emphasizes not only the mechanics of the litigation process but also application of procedural rules to actual and hypothetical disputes, including strategy considerations and lawyers' ethical and professional responsibilities in the litigation process. Eligibility: Required JD course. Course format: lecture. This course is recommended for taking the bar exam. Grading: final exam worth 75% or 100%, depending on quiz performance, with adjustments allowed for class participation. Quiz grades will comprise 25% of the final grade unless performance on the final examination exceeds that on the quizzes. There also will be an ungraded practice midterm exam.
Instructors: Jordan Budd
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/6/2019 TF 9:30am - 11:30am UNHL 204

LGP 909 (09) - Civil Procedure

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Law (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)
Class Size:   40  
CRN: 17438
This course surveys the civil litigation process, beginning with the pretrial phase of litigation: the requirements for complaints and answers, procedures for joining additional parties and claims, the discovery process for gathering information, and pretrial motions (such as motions to dismiss or for summary judgment). The course considers also some of the procedural aspects of trials: when does a right to trial by jury exist and various motions for judgment made during trial. (Detailed exploration of trial rules and process is available in upper-class courses such as Trial Advocacy and Evidence). Additional topics include the remedies that are available to prevailing parties, the effect of a judgment in one case on litigation involving the same parties and/or facts, and some of the difficult constitutional issues at play in civil litigation (including jurisdiction, i.e., which courts have power over which kinds of cases and over which parties). Throughout the semester, the course emphasizes not only the mechanics of the litigation process but also application of procedural rules to actual and hypothetical disputes, including strategy considerations and lawyers' ethical and professional responsibilities in the litigation process. Eligibility: Required JD course. Course format: lecture. This course is recommended for taking the bar exam. Grading: final exam worth 75% or 100%, depending on quiz performance, with adjustments allowed for class participation. Quiz grades will comprise 25% of the final grade unless performance on the final examination exceeds that on the quizzes. There also will be an ungraded practice midterm exam.
Instructors: John Greabe
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/6/2019 Hours Arranged ONLINE

LGP 919 (01) - Contract Design

Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Law (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 15108
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
8/26/2019 12/6/2019 MW 1:00pm - 2:30pm UNHL 228

LGP 920 (01) - Contracts

Contracts

Credits: 3.0 to 4.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Law (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)
Class Size:   102  
CRN: 14528
Contracts is your introduction to the law of voluntary transactions. How do we make enforceable promises? How do we interpret them? When and how can they be undone or excused? If they are broken without lawful excuse, what till the law do about it? Most of the law about ordinary contracts is Common Law ? the accumulated and evolving mass of decisions by courts in England and the U.S. There are also important types of contracts controlled by the Uniform Commercial Code, adopted in nearly identical form by the legislatures of each of the states. We will study both the common law and Article 2 of the Commercial Code which governs contracts for the sale of goods. Other things go on in a Contracts class. With trivial exceptions, contracts are made of words. Care in using and interpreting words is vital for lawyers. Contract-making also requires anticipating and providing for contingencies. The course is as much about developing professional habits of thought as it is about rules and vocabulary. Eligibility: Required JD course. Course format: lecture. This course is recommended for taking the bar exam.
Instructors: Marcus Hurn
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/6/2019 T 1:30pm - 3:00pm UNHL 204
8/26/2019 12/6/2019 F 1:00pm - 2:30pm UNHL 204

LGP 924 (01) - Evidence

Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Law (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)
Class Size:   55  
CRN: 13401
Evidence is a Prerequisite for Trial Advocacy, Expert Witnesses & Scientific Evidence and Patent Litigation. This course involves the study of law governing the flow of information into trials, focusing on the Federal Rules of Evidence. The course emphasizes the development of the skill of factual analysis and of the methods for analyzing evidentiary problems. It is not a course on the memorization of a body of rules. Rather, the principles underlying the rules and, in particular, their application are the focus. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Course format: lecture. This course is recommended for taking the bar exam. Grading: see syllabus. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Albert Scherr
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/6/2019 TF 10:10am - 11:40am UNHL 205

LGP 925 (01) - Expert Witness and Scientific Evidence

Expert Witness&Scien Evidence

Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Law (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)
Class Size:   12  
CRN: 16004
This class is a Prerequisite for Advanced Patent Litigation. This course recognizes that whatever type of lawyering one does (from patent litigation to criminal defense or other civil litigation), one must have an ability to manage effectively expert witnesses and scientific evidence. This course functions as an Advanced Evidence and Advanced Trial Advocacy course. It examines the law as to the admissibility of and limitations on expert testimony and on scientific evidence. It requires students to develop a competence in the use of experts during litigation by participation in simulated direct and cross-examination exercises as well as admissibility exercises. Eligibility: Open to 3Ls only. Prerequisites: Evidence and at least concurrent enrollment in Trial Advocacy. Corequisites: Trial Advocacy. Course enrollment is limited to 26 students. Course format: skills training. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Albert Scherr
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/6/2019 TR 1:30pm - 3:00pm UNHL 102

LGP 929 (01) - First Amendment Law

Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Law (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 13402
This course will provide an intensive examination of the First Amendment's free speech and religion clauses. The freedom of speech aspect of the course will consider the various theoretical underpinnings for affording protection to expression and will explore how the protections afforded speech vary depending on (1) the kind of speech regulated, (2) the location where the speech occurs, and (3) the nature of the regulation at issue. The religion aspect of the course will consider the different doctrinal approaches to enforcing the free exercise clause and explore the limitations on government action imposed by the establishment clause. Course readings will include a case book and additional readings provided by the instructor. Eligibility: Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. Course format: lecture. Grading: final exam, 80%; class prep. and participation, 20%. This course may be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Seth Aframe
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/6/2019 MW 8:00am - 9:30am UNHL 202

LGP 931 (01) - Health Law

Credits: 2.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Law (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 16007
This course provides a general introduction to the law of health care in the United States. Students will gain an understanding of the legal and policy considerations that shape the relationships between providers (physicians and hospitals) and patients and how different areas of law have developed when applied within the health care industry. Because health law is a broad subject matter, this course will cover a wide range of topics in brief, including the physician-patient relationship, informed consent, privacy and confidentiality, medical malpractice, regulatory compliance, conflicts of interest, human subjects research, and end-of-life decision-making.
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/6/2019 M 5:30pm - 7:30pm UNHL 103