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LBS 906 (01) - Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law (01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 57131
This is a basic course designed to provide all students with a familiarity and working knowledge of the United States Bankruptcy Code, bankruptcy courts and how each work in practice. In general, the course will be divided into three main topics. First, the class will review and discuss the fundamental principles on which the entire Bankruptcy Code is based. Second, there will be a review of consumer bankruptcies under Chapter 7s and Chapter 13s. Thereafter, the balance of the course will focus on corporate and business reorganizations under Chapter 11. The class utilizes a casebook together with the Bankruptcy Code and the bankruptcy rules. The course involves substantial reading and preparation. Eligibility: Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. This course may be taken on an S/U basis. Prereqs: Business Associations is recommended. Grading: See syllabus.
Instructors: Gregory Moffett
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/19/2021 5/14/2021 T 5:30pm - 7:20pm TBA

LBS 907 (01) - Business Associations I

Business Associations I

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law (01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Class Size:   50  
CRN: 52590
This course introduces the basic concepts of business associations. While the primary emphasis is on corporations, the course also covers agency relationships, partnerships, limited liability companies, and other unincorporated business entities. The course covers: entity formation; the roles and purposes of the different associations; the power and authority of parties to act on behalf of the associations; liability (including liability avoidance); implied and fiduciary duties; shareholder rights; and corporate governance.
Instructors: William Murphy
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/19/2021 5/14/2021 MW 11:00am - 12:15pm TBA

LBS 939 (01) - Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law (01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 52592
This course introduces students to U.S. law associated with buying and selling businesses (commonly referred to as mergers & acquisitions (?M&A? law). The course is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the legal aspects of M&A transactions. The course covers: transaction mechanics; the appraisal remedy; 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. A solid understanding of M&A law is core to students wishing to practice as business lawyers or intellectual property lawyers. Buying and selling companies is fundamental to almost every business in the world.
Instructors: John Orcutt
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/19/2021 5/14/2021 TR 11:00am - 12:15pm TBA

LBS 942 (01) - Wills Trusts and Estates

Wills Trusts and Estates

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law (01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Class Size:   50  
CRN: 52578
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. Open to all students after their first year and is recommended for taking the bar exam. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Michael Wood
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/19/2021 5/14/2021 MW 3:30pm - 4:45pm TBA

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

Sec Reg:Pub&Priv Secur Markets

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law (01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 52591
This course introduces students to U.S. securities regulation, with a focus on the issues faced by startup companies. The course provides a detailed look at startups and their securities regulatory including both private and public securities transactions. The course covers: the Securities Act of 1933; the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; the basic principles of securities law; private securities offerings; initial public offerings and other public securities offerings; basic corporate finance; securities regulation liabilities (e.g., antifraud provisions and insider trading); state securities regulation; secondary trading of securities; and significant regulatory reforms. While primarily a law course, this course also includes significant business, economic and finance elements (although a background in those areas is not necessary).
Instructors: John Orcutt
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/19/2021 5/14/2021 MW 2:00pm - 3:15pm TBA

LBS 946 (01) - In-House Counsel

In-House Counsel

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law (01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 52593
This course focuses on the unique aspects of working as an employed lawyer within an organization. Practice in this setting (whether as the sole in-house lawyer or one of several hundred lawyers around the world) can be intellectually challenging as well as personally and professionally fulfilling. In-house practice can also involve issues and risks which are different from practicing law in a firm. Students will learn about the role and function of in-house lawyers; how to understand and analyze how legal departments within organizations are organized and managed; how to decide whether, and how, to retain and work effectively with outside counsel; and how to recognize, analyze, and deal with special ethical and policy challenges for in-house counsel, including compliance, attorney-client privilege, ethical dilemmas, as well as government prosecution of in-house attorneys.
Instructors: Danette Wineberg
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/19/2021 5/14/2021 T 2:00pm - 3:15pm TBA

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

Adv Intel Prop&TransactnClinic

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law (01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Class Size:   2  
CRN: 52606
Continue working on real-life client cases after taking the 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. Proficient trademark and copyright prosecution, business transactions, sound legal judgment, and good ethics will be expected. Eligibility: Open to all except 1 Ls. 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. Open to graduate, residential JD, and hybrid students.
Instructors: Ashlyn Lembree
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/19/2021 5/14/2021 Hours Arranged TBA

LCL 917 (01) - Criminal Practice Clinic

Criminal Practice Clinic

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law (01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Class Size:   8  
CRN: 52597
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: Melissa Davis
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/19/2021 5/14/2021 Hours Arranged TBA

LCL 918 (01) - Criminal Practice Class

Criminal Practice Class

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law (01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Class Size:   8  
CRN: 52598
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: Melissa Davis
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/19/2021 5/14/2021 Hours Arranged TBA

LCL 924 (01) - Advanced Criminal Practice Clinic

Adv Criminal Practice Clinic

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law (01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Class Size:   2  
CRN: 52604
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: Melissa Davis
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/19/2021 5/14/2021 Hours Arranged TBA