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LBC 905 (1ON) - Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & the Law

Blockchain Cryptocurrency Law

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 57045
This course will introduce students to the core concepts, history and legal implications, of blockchain's distributed ledger technology, cryptocurrencies (including Bitcoin, Ethereum etc.), smart contracts, and decentralized applications (a/k/a dApps).
Instructors: Tonya M. Evans
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 Hours Arranged ONLINE

LBS 907 (01) - Business Associations I

Business Associations I

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   50  
CRN: 53173
This course introduces the basic concepts of business associations. While the primary emphasis is on corporations, the course also provides coverage of partnerships, limited liability companies and other unincorporated business entities. In the course we examine the core concepts of agency and authority and both state and federal aspects of corporate law. Corporate law subjects will include the roles, responsibilities and liabilities of shareholders, directors and officers; fiduciary principles; the organization and operation of closely held corporations; and the basic aspects of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. In addition, recent developments in corporate governance law and concepts will also be covered. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Course format: lecture. This course is recommended for taking the bar exam. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course may be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: William Murphy
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 MW 1:00pm - 2:30pm UNHL 205

LBS 939 (01) - Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 53175
This course introduces students to U.S. law associated with buying and selling businesses (referred to as mergers & acquisitions ("M&A") law). The course is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the legal aspects of corporate M&A transactions. This course covers: M&A transaction mechanics; successorship to assets (including asset transferability and buying assets from financially-troubled or bankrupt companies); successorship to liabilities (including liability avoidance strategies and successor liability); acquisition documents; due diligence; the role U.S. securities laws play in M&A transactions; board and shareholder duties; and national security issues surrounding foreign acquisitions of U.S. corporations.
Instructors: John Orcutt
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 TR 8:00am - 9:30am UNHL 205

LBS 942 (01) - Wills Trusts and Estates

Wills Trusts and Estates

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   50  
CRN: 53161
This course examines the various methods by which property is transferred at death. Topics covered include: 1. the law of intestacy; 2. wills, including the interpretation of wills, the formalities of execution and revocation, testamentary capacity, and undue influence; 3. will substitutes, such as inter vivos gifts and joint tenancies; and 4. trusts, including modification and termination, administration, and the rights and interests of beneficiaries and creditors. The course will also examine the inheritance rights of surviving spouses and children, and special considerations regarding health care directives and living wills. The estate, gift and income tax provisions of the Internal Revenue Code affecting gratuitous property transfers will be reviewed in limited detail. Eligibility: Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. This course is recommended for taking the bar exam. Grading: see syllabus. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Michael Wood
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 TR 3:15pm - 4:30pm UNHL 200

LBS 943 (01) - Securities Regulation: Public and Private Securities Markets

Sec Reg:Pub&Priv Secur Markets

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 53174
This course will introduce students to U.S. securities regulation, with a particular focus on the securities regulation issues faced by startup companies. This course will provide a detailed look at startups and their securities regulatory environment, including coverage of both private and public securities markets. In broad categories, this course will cover: (a) the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; (b) the basic principles of securities law; (c) private securities offerings; (d) initial public offerings and public securities offerings; (e) deal mechanics and documentation; (f) disclosure; (g) securities regulation liabilities (e.g., antifraud provisions and insider trading); (h) state securities regulation; (i) secondary trading of securities; and (j) significant regulatory reforms such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the JOBS Act. While primarily a law course, this course will also include significant business, economic and finance elements (although a background in those areas is not necessary). It is not possible to be a competent securities regulation lawyer without understanding those business, economic and finance elements. This course qualifies for the upper-level writing requirement. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Prerequisites: Successful completion of, or current enrollment in, Business Associations. Students who have not satisfied the prerequisite, but have a business-related background, may seek a waiver from the professor.. Course format: lecture. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. Course has an ungraded component or practicum. This course may be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: John Orcutt
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 TR 1:30pm - 3:00pm UNHL 200

LCL 908 (01) - Advanced Intellectual Property and Transaction Clinic

Adv Intel Prop&TransactnClinic

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   2  
CRN: 53189
The Advanced IP & Transaction Clinic will continue the clinical component of the (basic) IP & Transaction Clinic. Students taking the Advanced IP & Transaction Clinic will take on more challenging projects, will assist with supervision of basic IP & Transaction Clinic students, and will gain the proficiency to more quickly and independently bring strategic plans for client objectives to conclusion. In addition to enhancing and solidifying the knowledge, skills, and values the students attained in the basic Intellectual Property & Transaction Clinic, students taking the Advanced IP & Transaction Clinic will be expected to develop a mastery of trademark and copyright prosecution that can be more independently applied in developing strategic IP protection and management schemes, will be expected to be more proficient in start-up law and transactional practice sufficient to independently design strategic plans for clients, and to routinely incorporate the values of sound legal judgment and ethics in coming to client solutions. As with the basic IP & Transaction Clinic, the Advanced IP & Transaction Clinic will incorporate very frequent usage of the Patent and Trademark and Copyright Office websites to conduct legal research, factual research, and prepare and submit filings, as well as frequent use of the USPQ and secondary sources for legal research. Advanced IP & Transaction Clinic students do not take a companion lawyering course; only the clinic component may be taken for credit, and that is because real-life client cases generate a continually new and changing curriculum. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Prerequisites: IP & Transaction Clinic & Class. Instructor permission required to enroll. Course enrollment is limited to 4 students. Course format: clinic. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Ashlyn Lembree
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 Hours Arranged TBA

LCL 917 (01) - Criminal Practice Clinic

Criminal Practice Clinic

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   8  
CRN: 53180
The Criminal Practice Clinic is an intensive clinical experience in which students represent indigent clients accused of crimes. This Clinic focuses on courtroom advocacy and the development of client-centered skills. Students interview and counsel clients, engage in plea negotiations with prosecutors, conduct witness examination at hearings, and represent clients in all phases of criminal trials in the circuit and superior courts. Grading is based on student performance during client representation. Grading factors include communication with clients, file organization, case analysis and preparation, hearing/trial advocacy, plea negotiations, and interaction with the clinical supervisor. Eligibility: Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. Prerequisites: Evidence and Professional Responsibility. Course enrollment is limited to 8 students. Course format: clinic. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Richard Samdperil
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 Hours Arranged TBA

LCL 918 (01) - Criminal Practice Class

Criminal Practice Class

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   8  
CRN: 53181
This course is the class component of the Criminal Practice Clinic. Each class session focuses on a particular aspect of criminal practice, such as witness examination or sentencing. This is a practice-oriented class that emphasizes the practical realities of criminal law practice. Students prepare and execute bail arguments, direct and cross examinations, and sentencing arguments. The class tours the NH State Prison. Panels of experienced prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges appear in this class to discuss the practice of criminal law. Grading is based on classroom participation and the quality of the student presentations. Eligibility: Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. Prerequisites: Evidence and Professional Responsibility. Course format: clinic. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Richard Samdperil
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 Hours Arranged TBA

LCL 924 (01) - Advanced Criminal Practice Clinic

Adv Criminal Practice Clinic

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   2  
CRN: 53187
This course is an intensive clinical experience in which students primarily focus on representation of indigent clients accused of felony-level crimes. Students will also have the opportunity to work on a federal criminal case, at the trial and/or appellate level. This advanced clinical course concentrates on the further development of such skills as interviewing and counseling clients, plea negotiation with prosecutors, and trial advocacy. This course also focuses on written advocacy through motions, memoranda, and briefs. Grading is based on multiple factors including communication with clients, pre-trial preparation, plea negotiations, legal writing, trial advocacy, and interactions with the clinical supervisor. Eligibility: Open to 3Ls only. Prerequisite: Criminal Practice Clinic. Course enrollment is limited to 6 students. Course format: clinic. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Richard Samdperil
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 Hours Arranged TBA

LCL 927 (01) - Civil Practice Class

Civil Practice Class

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   7  
CRN: 53178
On behalf of clients we prosecute and defend cases involving identity theft, unfair trade practices, mortgage foreclosure defense, predatory lending, auto fraud, bankruptcy, unfair sales practices, and debt collection defense. Students are required to interview clients and witnesses, investigate facts, research applicable state and federal law, write pleadings and briefs, and conduct court proceedings from motion hearings to trials. We appear in District, Superior, Federal and Bankruptcy courts. The clinic is operated as a small law firm to familiarize students with many of the practice management systems used by firms throughout the country, including calendaring, conflicts checking, time and billing, word processing, case management and specialized practice software. We will use clinic cases during class to discuss theories and strategy, to practice direct and cross examination and to learn creative analysis and problem solving for our clients. Before all significant court appearances, we spend adequate time practicing clinical exercises in the courtroom. Eligibility: Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. Course enrollment is limited to 8 students. Course format: seminar. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade. Rule 36 applications must be submitted three weeks prior to the start of class.
Instructors: Peter Wright
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 Hours Arranged TBA