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Bankruptcy #7092

  • Adjunct Professor James Brand,
  • Adjunct Professor Clinton Cutler

Civil Rights Enforcement #6117

  • Adjunct Professor Gregory Brooker,
  • Adjunct Professor Bahram Samie,
  • Adjunct Professor Ana Voss

Community Practice and Policy Development #7750

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  • Details:
    Fall 3 credits, Spring 1 credit

Detainee Rights #7844

Environmental Sustainability Policy: Land, Water and Energy #7012

  • Adjunct Professor Jean Coleman,
  • Adjunct Professor Sherry A Enzler

Immigration and Human Rights #7842

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    The Immigration and Human Rights Clinic represents persons seeking asylum in the United States, as well as immigrant detainees at removal hearings in U.S. Immigration Court. This clinic, which is part of the Center for New Americans, provides students with extensive client contact, legal writing, and courtroom advocacy experience. Students receive frequent and detailed feedback on all of their clinic work.

    As part of their representation of asylum-seekers, students interview and counsel their clients on a regular basis, research conditions in the countries where their clients suffered persecution, write briefs and participate in hearings at U.S. Immigration Court. Depending on the resolution of their case at the trial level, students will write appellate briefs to the Board of Immigration Appeals and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Students also represent immigrant detainees at hearings in Immigration Court to determine if they have defenses to deportation. Students also work on public policy and community outreach projects which bring them into contact with immigrant rights groups at the state and national level. As a result of their work in the clinic, students learn about U.S. immigration law and policy and participate in the Center for New Americans’ innovative strategies for improving the lives of immigrants through strategic litigation, well-informed public policy, and community outreach and education.

    The clinic is a year-long course open to second and third-year students, beginning in the fall semester each year. Enrollment is generally limited to eight students. Please contact Professor Stephen Meili at smeili@umn.edu (612-626-3972) with any questions.

Indian Child Welfare #7098

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  • Details:
    Fall 4 credits, Spring 3 credits

Insurance Law #7008

  • Adjunct Professor Richard Allyn,
  • Adjunct Professor Margo Brownell

Workers' Rights #7015

  • Adjunct Professor Douglas Micko,
  • Adjunct Professor Ellen Smart


Contract Drafting #6837

  • Adjunct Professor Niel Willardson,
  • Adjunct Professor John Yanish

Corporate Counsel #6830

  • Adjunct Professor David F Fisher (dffisher@umn.edu),
  • Adjunct Professor John L Sullivan

Death Penalty #6801

  • Adjunct Professor Patrick McLaughlin,
  • Adjunct Professor Steven Wells

Habeas Corpus #6834

  • Adjunct Professor Peter Thompson

Humphrey Law Seminar #6017

  • Adjunct Professor Willa Gelvick,
  • Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin (URL niaol002@umn.edu),
  • Adjunct Professor Kristi Rudelius-Palmer

Law and Neuroscience #6063

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  • Details:

    Students in the 2-credit Fall 2014 seminar will be required to write a final paper (minimum 20 pages); no exam option will be offered. Students in neuroscience, psychology, and related programs should contact Prof. Shen directly if interested in taking the seminar.

    For additional course information, see: http://www.fxshen.com/?page_id=916

Law of Cooperatives #6807

  • Adjunct Professor Mark Boland,
  • Adjunct Professor Christopher Kopka,
  • Adjunct Professor David Swanson

Patent Prosecution Practice #6231

  • Adjunct Professor Steven Shumaker,
  • Adjunct Professor Kent Sieffert


Education Law & Policy #6159

  • Professor Steven Kelley
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  • Details:

    In recognition of the combined importance of law and policy in the design of the American system of K-12 education and human development, this course explores the legal, fiscal, and political essentials of education policy design, including the roles of state constitutions, the federal government, governors, legislatures, courts, advocacy organizations, parents, teachers and students. To help identify the notable elements of the design of the American system, the course will draw on materials providing international comparisons. Society’s expectations for education and human development have been and are constantly changing. Consequently, the course deals with the process of education law and policy change, including school integration, the inclusion of students with disabilities, educational standards, testing, and current calls for education reform. We will also consider the role of policy analysis and new discoveries in neuroscience and psychology in guiding improvements in human development policy design.

    Course readings will include judicial decisions, statutes, policy analyses, and journalistic accounts of education and human development law and policy. Classes will consist of active student discussion of legal and policy design issues, presentations by guest speakers who are active practitioners in education law and policy and presentation of group research projects.

Immigration Law #6872

International Human Rights Law #6886

  • Professor Barbara Frey,
  • Adjunct Professor Nicole Moen,
  • Professor David Weissbrodt (URL weiss001@umn.edu)

Pretrial Skills #6116

  • Adjunct Professor Daniel Gustafson

Trial Practice #6618

  • Adjunct Professor Michael Davis
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  • Details:
    This section reserved for LL.M. students.

Trial Practice #6618

  • Adjunct Professor Scott Johnson,
  • Adjunct Professor Bruce Peterson

Unincorporated Business Associations #6049

  • Professor Brett McDonnell (URL bhm@umn.edu),
  • Adjunct Professor Christopher Sandberg,
  • Adjunct Professor John Tynjala