Timeroom: Spring 2018

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LGP 902 (01) - Access to Justice

Credits: 1.0
Term: Spring 2018 - Law (01/08/2018 - 04/27/2018)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 54133
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
1/8/2018 4/27/2018 W 3:00pm - 4:30pm UNHL 227

LGP 903 (01) - Administrative Process

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2018 - Law (01/16/2018 - 04/27/2018)
Class Size:   55  
CRN: 53995
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: Margaret Sova McCabe
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/16/2018 4/27/2018 MW 10:30am - 12:00pm UNHL 205

LGP 913 (01) - Negotiable Instruments - UCC Articles 3 and 4

Negotbl Instrmnts-UCC Art 3&4

Credits: 1.0
Term: Spring 2018 - Law (03/02/2018 - 04/27/2018)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 54835
Negotiable instruments are commonly used in business transactions to finance the movement of goods and to secure and distribute loans. This course analyzes and applies the rules governing the "payment systems" of negotiable instruments and focuses on the processes by which a party's paper or electronic promise (note) or order (draft) to pay money can be acquired by subsequent parties (negotiability) and what are the rights and liabilities of the parties involved. The course will also introduce the students to the on-going evolution of commercial practice in response to the transformation from purely paper-based payment methods to credit card payments and electronic funds transfers, and to the new technological systems of debit cards and stored-value cards. Since many bar examinations include coverage of UCC Articles 3 and 4 this course can be critical for successful bar passage in those jurisdictions. 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
3/2/2018 4/27/2018 MW 1:00pm - 2:00pm UNHL 201

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

Credits: 1.0
Term: Spring 2018 - Law (01/16/2018 - 03/01/2018)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 54834
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.
Additional Course Description: 

This is a 1-credit course meeting half the semester, twice a week that is aimed at providing a foundation competency in the area of secured transactions.  It is a pass/fail course intended to make sure that a student has achieved a certain level of competency in the subject matter.  Attainment of competency is determined by student performance on practice exams derived from actual bar examination questions that require the student to assess and discuss fact situations involving secured transactions.

Instructors: William Murphy
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/16/2018 3/1/2018 MW 1:00pm - 2:00pm UNHL 201

LGP 915 (01) - Conflict of Laws

Credits: 2.0 or 3.0
Term: Spring 2018 - Law (01/16/2018 - 04/27/2018)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 54691
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
1/16/2018 4/27/2018 TR 1:30pm - 3:00pm UNHL 103

LGP 916 (01) - Constitutional Law

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2018 - Law (01/16/2018 - 04/27/2018)
Class Size:   80  
CRN: 53990
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
1/16/2018 4/27/2018 MW 9:45am - 12:00pm UNHL 204

LGP 922 (01) - Employment Law

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2018 - Law (01/16/2018 - 04/27/2018)
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 53989
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
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/16/2018 4/27/2018 MW 5:30pm - 7:00pm UNHL 201

LGP 924 (01) - Evidence

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2018 - Law (01/16/2018 - 04/27/2018)
Class Size:   50  
CRN: 53993
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: Behzad Mirhashem
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/16/2018 4/27/2018 TR 3:15pm - 4:45pm UNHL 200

LGP 926 (01) - Family Law

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2018 - Law (01/16/2018 - 04/27/2018)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 54002
This course provides an overview of the law as it relates to modern families, including defining a family, the parties' relationships with each other and their children as well as the consequences of dissolution of the family. The main topics covered will be marriage, divorce, spousal and child support, encroachments on family privacy, and rights and obligations of individuals in families. The subject matter also covers abortion, alternative methods of bringing a child into a family as well as government involvement in the family. Family law is in a period of rapid change in the 21st. century. Participants in various family situations search for legal change to accommodate the rapid change in society. Court decisions, lawyers' arguments and the legal issues themselves all show the impact of societal, political, and economic change in the field of family law practice. The course will also explore how the law has evolved, and is continuing to evolve, in recent years. Class time will be used for lecture and discussion regarding text materials. The course is designed to cover the law on a national scope. We shall use a basic family law text. Classroom attendance and participation are required. Eligibility: Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. Course format: lecture. Grading: final exam, 85%; midterm exam, 15%. This course may be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Philip Cross
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/16/2018 4/27/2018 TR 5:15pm - 6:45pm UNHL 103

LGP 930 (01) - Health Law and Industry Regulation

Health Law & Industry Reg

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2018 - Law (01/16/2018 - 04/27/2018)
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 54686
This course will provide students the practical regulatory knowledge base necessary to practice in the area of health law by teaching how the health care delivery system is regulated from a business perspective. Students analyze how providers navigate a complex and changing regulatory environment by reviewing the basic federal and state legal frameworks regulating health insurance, payment reform mandates and the Affordable Care Act implementation, business structures and tax, Medicare and Medicaid, fraud and abuse including Stark/Antikickback and antitrust. Students review a variety of case studies and hear from experts in the field of health law on current topics in order to highlight the interplay between health care delivery, business and regulation. Eligibility: All but 1Ls. Prereq: Admin Pro recommended Grading: see syllabus. Course may be taken S/U.
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Instructors: Lucy Hodder
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/16/2018 4/27/2018 MW 8:30am - 10:00am UNHL 201