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1L

Contracts #6001

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    Assignment One: Introduction and The Objective Theory of Contract Law (Focus on reading Ray v Eurice)

    • Syllabus
    • Pages 1-17 (skim problem 1-1)
    • Pages 31-43
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Torts #6005

Clinics

Bankruptcy #7092

Civil Rights Enforcement #6117

Community Practice #7750

  • Adj. Professor Joanne Lindsey Flint

Immigration and Human Rights #7842

Indian Child Welfare #7098

Insurance Law #7008

Seminars

Cooperatives and Collective Entrepreneurship: Law, Policy and Practice #6807

Corporate Counsel #6830

Death Penalty #6801

Humphrey Law Seminar #6017

International Commercial Arbitration Seminar #6911

  • Professor Paul Klaas
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    First class assignment:

     

    TOPIC: INTRODUCTION
    ASSIGNMENT: Born, G., International Arbitration: Cases and Materials;
    Aspen Publishers, New York (2d ed. 2015) (hereinafter
    “Born”). Skim pages 10-28 [By “skim” I mean, read for the
    general substance, not the details]; read pages 108-114
    (notes 1-9 and 12; skip notes 10 and 11)
    OMG v. Crossworld (Final Award, Save as to Costs),
    [Skim the Award, for now; that is, understand the Award’s
    scope and structure, but not the details of the findings and
    rulings. We will look at the details during a later class.]

    TOPIC: INTRODUCTION

    ASSIGNMENT: Born, G., International Arbitration: Cases and Materials; Aspen Publishers, New York (2d ed. 2015) (hereinafter“Born”). Skim pages 10-28 [By “skim” I mean, read for the general substance, not the details]; read pages 108-114(notes 1-9 and 12; skip notes 10 and 11)

    OMG v. Crossworld (Final Award, Save as to Costs), [Skim the Award, for now; that is, understand the Award’s scope and structure, but not the details of the findings andrulings. We will look at the details during a later class.]

     

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National Security Case in Federal Court #6711

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    The objective of this two-credit seminar is to use case and statute readings, class discussions, and student presentations to give its participants a thorough grounding in the unique investigative and legal tools that are used in the investigation and trial of a criminal national security case (terrorism and espionage) in federal district court. After analyzing the main statutes in the field, such as material support to a foreign terrorist organization, topics covered will include the use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act as an investigative tool; the extraterritorial application of U.S. criminal laws, and the legal structure applicable to U.S. law enforcement agents when they are working outside the United States; the procedures of the Classified Information Procedures Act that come into play when classified information may be relevant to a criminal case; and the choice between military commissions, law of armed conflict detention, and federal criminal trials for terrorism defendants. Class participation is important to a thorough examination of these issues. Students’ grades will be based one-third on class participation, and two-thirds on the writing of a paper. Topics for the paper/presentation can be of the students’ choosing (with the instructor’s approval), or can be selected from a list to be provided by the instructor. Papers of appropriate length that are submitted for this seminar may satisfy the third year writing requirement. The seminar’s enrollment is limited to sixteen students. Participants in the seminar must either have completed Criminal Procedure or commit to reading, before the first seminar session, a set of readings chosen by the instructor on the topics of search and seizure, the Fourth Amendment’s warrant clause and its exceptions, and the exclusionary rule.
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Patent Portfolio Management #5250

Patent Portfolio Management #6250

State Constitutional Law #6816

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2L/3L

Antitrust and Intellectual Property #6612

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    Welcome to the Antitrust & IP course.  If you haven't done so already, please register on the TWEN site for the course and download the syllabus.

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Business Associations/Corporations I #6051

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    There are two unique features about this section that you need to consider. First, the final exam will be objective in nature, that is, multiple choice and true/false. If you do not want to take an objective exam, you should consider another section. Second, use of computers and other electronic devices or media are prohibited except for class-related functions, that is, taking notes or accessing TWEN materials, except when otherwise explicitly authorized by me. For example, web surfing, emailing, texting, playing electronic games and other uses of electronic media are strictly prohibited. You must agree to adhere to this class rule to be in this section. If you cannot comport with this policy, do not enroll in this section.
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Business Finance, Accounting, and Strategy for Lawyers #6101

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    PLEASE NOTE: Students may NOT earn credit if they have already taken 6112 Accounting & Finance for Lawyers or 6810 MBA Concepts for Lawyers.

Civil Rights Moot Court #7095

Evidence #6219

  • Adj. Professor Paul Murphy (BIO)

Immigration Law #6872

Insurance #6214

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Intellectual Property Moot Court #7085

International Human Rights Law #6886

Law, Biomedicine and Bioethics #6853

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    Reading for the course will be drawn from a well-established casebook on law and bioethics, plus major reports and publications on bioethics and biomedicine. Each week we will analyze and debate the key issues raised. Students will be exposed to landmark publications in bioethics as well as seminal legal cases. This will allow students to develop a critical appreciation of the different approaches taken in law and bioethics and how those approaches are deployed in development of policy. Students will actively debate the issues posed by each week’s reading and other material. Each student will write a paper on a topic of their choosing, as approved by the instructor, and will present the paper-in-progress in depth for class and instructor feedback. Students may use PowerPoint, hand-outs, or both for the presentation. The paper will be an opportunity to develop an original proposal and argument. Grading will be based on class participation, the presentation, and the paper. 

National Moot Court #7065

Patent Prosecution Practice I #6231

Patents #6224

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    Welcome to the Patents course.  If you haven't done so already, please register on the TWEN site for the course and download the syllabus.

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Poverty Law I #6220

Remedies #6200

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    Remedies (Law 6200) Advance Assignment Fall 2015

     

    From our casebook, Weaver, Partlett, Kelly & Cardi, Remedies: Cases, Practical Problems and Exercises (3d ed. 2014) pp. 7-8.

     

    The Building Lot Controversy

     

    Beau Rivage is an exclusive subdivision in one of the nicer sections of this city, and is surrounded by a large wall (erected for security purposes) with a gatehouse at the entrance to the subdivision.

     

                Vacant lots in the subdivision sell for $75,000 and are at least one-half acre in size. All lots are subject to numerous restrictions. Lot owners can only build single-family dwellings, the dwellings must be at least 3,500 square feet, must cost at least $200,000, and must be set back from the property line at least 50 feet.

     

                Grace Harlow (a prominent local attorney) purchased a lot in Beau Rivage about a year ago. She chose the lot because it sits on a hill and offers a glorious view of the surrounding city. Grace planned to build a house on the lot, and to begin construction within a year. However, at the time of the purchase, Grace was litigating a major case in a distant state and returned only rarely to check on her Beau Rivage lot.

     

                About the same time that Harlow bought her lot, Herbert Deets (a local factory manager) bought an adjoining lot. Deets began construction immediately on a two story Colonial-style home.

     

                Unfortunately, Deets’ builder was confused about the lot lines, and built the home so that it violated not only the 50-foot setback requirement, but extended 20 feet onto Harlow’s lot. By the time Harlow returned from her trial, Deets’ home was nearly finished.

     

                Harlow was furious when she learned that Deets’ home encroached on her lot. Harlow demanded that Deets remove the offending portion of the home from her property. Deets refused to do so, claiming that he would suffer severe economic loss. Indeed, if the offending portion were removed, Deets would have to lop off the kitchen and the family room. Moreover, without those rooms, the house would lose its symmetry and appear rather strange.

     

                 What are your preliminary thoughts about this problem?  Come to class prepared to discuss them.  What would you advise Harlow?  What would you advise Deets?  How might a court resolve this? 

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Supreme Courts in Comparative Perspectives #6835

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    Taught by visiting professor Eric Bylander, Uppsala, Sweden.

    The course will cover the differing roles and powers of supreme courts in various jurisdictions, including the US Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice, and other supreme courts of more limited jurisdiction. The course will address topics such as agenda setting, case selection, and the court procedures.

Trial Practice #6618

  • Adj. Professor Hon. Denise Reilly (BIO)

Unincorporated Business Associations #6049

Wills and Trusts #6153

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