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LDWS 903 (01) - DWS Miniseries

Miniseries

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law (01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 52645
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: Courtney Brooks
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/19/2021 5/14/2021 M 8:00am - 9:50am UNHL 205

LDWS 904 (01) - DWS Negotiations & ADR

Negotiations & ADR

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law (01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 52642
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.
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/19/2021 5/14/2021 TF 8:00am - 9:15am UNHL 274

LDWS 905 (01) - DWS Capstone

Capstone

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law (01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Class Size:   24  
CRN: 52646
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 least 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: Courtney Brooks
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/19/2021 5/14/2021 F 10:00am - 11:50am TBA

LGP 900 (01) - The Legal Profession

The Legal Profession

Credits: 1.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law (01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Class Size:   110  
CRN: 57141
In this course, students acquire a basic understanding of the numerous career paths available to lawyers, explore basic concepts of legal professionalism, understand the fundamentals of the business of law, practice the ?soft skills? necessary for effective lawyering, and develop an individual career development strategy for exploring their unique professional interests throughout the next three years. During classes, students meet practitioners from a variety of practice areas. The attorneys address various business and professional issues they handle on a daily basis so that students can begin to discern not only the legal and business issues in different legal practices, but also the professional standards that attorneys will expect of them in the workplace. During a portion of each class, students apply the information they learned from the attorneys to a practical aspect of their own professional development. Students also research and establish a mentoring relationship with a practitioner, attend networking events, participate in community service projects, attend additional events, meetings, and conferences and practice other ?soft skills? as requirements of the course. This class meets for two hours every other week. Students are expected to complete several specific written assignments. Grading is S/U and is based on attendance, participation and satisfactory completion of all projects and written assignments. This is a required 1L course.
Instructors: Hanna Royce
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/19/2021 5/14/2021 R 1:30pm - 3:00pm UNHL 204

LGP 903 (01) - Administrative Process

Administrative Process

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law (01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Class Size:   55  
CRN: 52588
Administrative law is the law of how government agencies operate. Topics covered include the mechanisms through which agencies act, the constitutional constraints on their actions, and the ways in which the executive, legislative, and judicial branches can exercise oversight and control over those actions. By the end of this course, students should be prepared to identify and analyze the stages of administrative rulemaking and adjudications; apply constitutional doctrines that constrain agencies such as due process, nondelegation, and separation of powers; and apply statutory and constitutional doctrines governing administrative actions and judicial review of those actions.
Instructors: Stephen Judge
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/19/2021 5/14/2021 MW 12:30pm - 1:45pm UNHL 205

LGP 903 (09) - Administrative Process

Administrative Process

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law Hybrid (01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Class Size:   40  
CRN: 55431
Administrative law is the law of how government agencies operate. Topics covered include the mechanisms through which agencies act, the constitutional constraints on their actions, and the ways in which the executive, legislative, and judicial branches can exercise oversight and control over those actions. By the end of this course, students should be prepared to identify and analyze the stages of administrative rulemaking and adjudications; apply constitutional doctrines that constrain agencies such as due process, nondelegation, and separation of powers; and apply statutory and constitutional doctrines governing administrative actions and judicial review of those actions.
Instructors: Roxana Bell
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/19/2021 5/14/2021 Hours Arranged ONLINE

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

Secured Transactions-UCC Art 9

Credits: 1.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law (01/11/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 53036
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.
Instructors: William Murphy
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/19/2021 3/4/2021 TR 3:30pm - 4:30pm UNHL 201

LGP 916 (01) - Constitutional Law

Constitutional Law

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law (01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Class Size:   110  
CRN: 52584
This introductory Constitutional Law course familiarizes students with the Constitution?s three primary functions:(1) to create the three branches ofthe federal government and distribute power among them; (2) to allocate power between the federal government and the states;and (3) to limit the extent to which government may infringe individual liberties.The course explores the nature of federal judicial power, theories of constitutional interpretation,separation of powers, federalism, substantive due process,and equal protection.
Instructors: John Greabe
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/19/2021 5/14/2021 TF 9:15am - 11:30am UNHL 204

LGP 920 (09) - Contracts

Contracts

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law Hybrid (01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Class Size:   75  
CRN: 55231
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
1/19/2021 5/14/2021 Hours Arranged ONLINE

LGP 922 (01) - Employment Law

Employment Law

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law (01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 52583
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 Pastori
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/19/2021 5/14/2021 MW 5:45pm - 7:00pm UNHL 201