Timeroom: Spring 2020

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LGP 900 (09) - The Legal Profession

The Legal Profession

Credits: 1.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law Hybrid (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 57091
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: Eleanor MacLellan
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 Hours Arranged TBA

LGP 902 (01) - Access to Justice

Access to Justice

Credits: 1.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/06/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 53278
This class is designed for upper-level students interested in exploring the barriers that low-income and vulnerable individuals often face when interacting with the civil side of the justice system, as well as how effective advocacy can help overcome these obstacles. It is also designed for students planning to sit for the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). Understanding complex access to justice issues involves a range of different doctrinal topics (that are also bar-tested)--many of which students will have already taken but can now review and master further--including Property, Civil Procedure, and Family Law. This class provides students with significant opportunities to practice analyzing these issues by writing responses to bar exam style essays, as well as engaging in other forms of problem-solving and analysis. Students thinking about taking the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) are especially encouraged to take this class, at it will offer in-depth immersion into the strategies and tactics necessary for succeeding on all MEE (Multi-State Essay Exam) essays.
Instructors: Leah Plunkett
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/6/2020 4/24/2020 T 8:20am - 9:50am UNHL 102

LGP 903 (01) - Administrative Process

Administrative Process

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   55  
CRN: 53171
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: Roger Allan Ford
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 TR 3:10pm - 5:10pm UNHL 205

LGP 903 (09) - Administrative Process

Administrative Process

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law Hybrid (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   1  
CRN: 57301
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: STAFF

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

Secured Transactions-UCC Art 9

Credits: 1.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/06/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 53736
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
1/14/2020 2/6/2020 TR 3:15pm - 4:15pm UNHL 102

LGP 915 (01) - Conflict of Laws

Conflict of Laws

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 55730
This is an introductory course in Conflicts of Law. In our complicated and ever shrinking world, the power of different bodies to make or administer law is often unclear. And even when there is clarity, law-making powers frequently overlap. Thus, conflicts arise, and a way is needed to resolve them. Broadly speaking, this is the subject matter of Conflicts of Law. This course will focus on ensuring that students have a sound understanding of the basic model for choice of law and its underlying theories. This is the subject of part I of the casebook, which covers chapters 1-3. We will cover all of this material. In the time remaining, we shall cover Chapter 8 - International Conflicts - because many of the students will be taking the course to supplement their understanding of international law. Conflicts of Law is often a bar course, so intense study of the topics covered in chapters 1-3 should prove very helpful in terms of bar preparation. Eligibility: Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. Course format: lecture. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course may be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Marcus Hurn
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 TR 10:00am - 11:30am UNHL 102

LGP 916 (01) - Constitutional Law

Constitutional Law

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   105  
CRN: 53167
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: John Greabe
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 TF 9:45am - 12:00pm UNHL 204

LGP 917 (01) - Comparative Constitutional Law

Comparative Constitutional Law

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 57053
This course examines and compares the constitutional law of several different nations with a focus on three central themes: constitutional systems and the concept of constitutionalism, the role of judicial review, and the identification and enforcement of fundamental rights. In the area of fundamental rights, we will consider how different constitutional systems recognize and protect rights of religious freedom, privacy, and personal autonomy. Grading will be based on class participation a 5 to 10-page paper on a comparative constitutional law topic, and a final examination. NO S/U grading option.
Instructors: Jordan Budd
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 W 8:30am - 10:30am UNHL 202

LGP 920 (09) - Contracts

Contracts

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law Hybrid (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   55  
CRN: 57088
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: Michael Lewis
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 Hours Arranged ONLINE

LGP 922 (01) - Employment Law

Employment Law

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 53166
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
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 MW 5:45pm - 7:00pm UNHL 227