Timeroom: Fall 2018

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LGP 900 (01) - The Legal Profession

Credits: 1.0
Term: Fall 2018 - Law (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)
Class Size:   95  
CRN: 13784
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
8/27/2018 12/7/2018 R 1:00pm - 3:00pm UNHL 204

LGP 903 (01) - Administrative Process

Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2018 - Law (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)
Class Size:   45  
CRN: 13744
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: Marcus Hurn
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/27/2018 12/7/2018 MW 10:30am - 12:00pm UNHL 205

LGP 904 (01) - Current Issues in Health Law and Policy

Curr Issues Health Law& Policy

Credits: 2.0
Term: Fall 2018 - Law (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 14441
This course will teach students key provisions of federal law regulating the health care delivery and finance system through an analysis of the Affordable Care Act and its historic implementation. Students will review currently debated policy implications of the ACA and analyze legal challenges to it. Students will be guided through two short writing assignments, and choose a longer in depth client oriented analysis of a health care law or issue. Satisfies upper level writing requirement.
Instructors: Lucy Hodder
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/27/2018 12/7/2018 R 9:00am - 11:00am UNHL 201

LGP 906 (01) - Statutory Interpretation

Credits: 2.0
Term: Fall 2018 - Law (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 17480
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
8/27/2018 12/7/2018 M 5:15pm - 7:15pm UNHL 202

LGP 909 (01) - Civil Procedure

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2018 - Law (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)
Class Size:   95  
CRN: 13752
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
8/27/2018 12/7/2018 MW 1:00pm - 3:15pm UNHL 204

LGP 919 (01) - Contract Design

Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2018 - Law (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)
Class Size:   12  
CRN: 16143
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
8/27/2018 12/7/2018 MW 1:00pm - 2:30pm UNHL 102

LGP 920 (01) - Contracts

Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2018 - Law (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)
Class Size:   50  
CRN: 15171
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 will the law do about it? There are other things going 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. Grading: final exam, 85%; midterm exam, 10%; class prep. and participation, 5%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Ryan Vacca
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/27/2018 12/7/2018 TF 10:00am - 11:30am UNHL 229

LGP 920 (02) - Contracts

Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2018 - Law (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)
Class Size:   50  
CRN: 17471
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 will the law do about it? There are other things going 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. Grading: final exam, 85%; midterm exam, 10%; class prep. and participation, 5%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Marcus Hurn
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/27/2018 12/7/2018 T 1:30pm - 3:00pm UNHL 229
8/27/2018 12/7/2018 F 1:00pm - 2:30pm UNHL 229

LGP 924 (01) - Evidence

Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2018 - Law (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)
Class Size:   50  
CRN: 13768
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
8/27/2018 12/7/2018 TF 10:10am - 11:40am UNHL 200

LGP 925 (01) - Expert Witness and Scientific Evidence

Expert Witness&Scien Evidence

Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2018 - Law (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)
Class Size:   12  
CRN: 17473
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
8/27/2018 12/7/2018 TR 3:15pm - 4:45pm UNHL 102