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1L

Constitutional Law #6007

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  • Details:
    Dear students,

         1.  Several students have been added to the class list since I sent most of you the assignments for Tuesday.  I am sending all of you a new syllabus and list of assignments attached to this e-mail.

         2.  Several of you are transfer students, who had a partial Constitutional Law course last year.  You have asked about whether the book you used then (an earlier 3rd edition of Chemerinsky) would be adequate.  That book is now about 5 years out of date;  the 4th edition appeared last summer.  The pagination will be different (so you sometimes will not be able to follow me in class), some of the cases are edited differently (or aren't there at all).  The Supplement only covers cases since April 2013, so some cases won't be available at all.  I do not recommend using the 3rd edition.  I don't care whether you use the "little black Chemerinsky" or the full 1,800 page book, or a used book from my fall 2013 class.  You may be able to purchase one of those from a 2L student.
         3.  There will be a seating chart in the classroom.  Please take your seats accordingly.

         4.  Note that on the class assignment sheet there is one additional class cancellation.  Class will be cancelled on Wednesday, September 10, and on Monday, September ​
    ​22.  Make-up classes will be held in room 20 at 12:20 p.m. on Friday, September 12, and on Friday, October 3.​
    ​  There may be one additional class adjustment in late November to accommodate a court hearing which 1L students should attend.

         I look forward to meeting all of you on Tuesday.  Please read the whole Constitution (it is in the front of your book), including the Amendments.  Also read the assigned material on pages 158-162 and 115-126.

  • URL: Course Reserves
  • Syllabus: Available on Inside.Law Access restricted resource icon

Clinics

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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  • Details:

    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 Margaret S Brownell

Workers' Rights #7015

  • Adjunct Professor Douglas Micko,
  • Adjunct Professor Ellen Smart

Seminars

Contract Drafting #6837

  • Adjunct Professor Niel Willardson,
  • Adjunct Professor John Yanish

Corporate Counsel #6830

  • 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 Will W 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

  • URL: TWEN
  • URL: Course Reserves
  • Syllabus: Available on Inside.Law Access restricted resource icon

Law of Cooperatives #6807

  • Adjunct Professor Michael A Boland,
  • Adjunct Professor Christopher Kopka,
  • Adjunct Professor David Swanson

Patent Prosecution Practice #6231

  • Adjunct Professor Steven Shumaker,
  • Adjunct Professor Kent Sieffert

2L/3L

Assisted Reproduction and the Family #6060

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  • Details:

    First Reading:

    Introduction to Assisted Reproduction: How the Status of the Embryo Frames the Legal Debate

    Daar text, pp. 1-18, 56-78

Criminal Process: From Bail to Jail #6229

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    Criminal Process, sometimes called 'Bail to Jail,' is a semester-long simulation course that covers criminal procedure after judicial proceedings commence; it complements the course in Criminal Procedure, which focuses on issues related to the investigative stage of a criminal proceeding (e.g., search and seizure issues under the fourth amendment, right to remain silent under the fifth amendment; right to counsel under the sixth amendment). Criminal Process includes the following topics: effective assistance of counsel during the trial and appellate process; bail and pretrial release hearings; preliminary hearings; grand jury review; joinder and severance; speedy trial; discovery; guilty pleas; prejudicial publicity; suppression of confessions; sentencing, double jeopardy and appeals.

    Criminal Procedure and Evidence are not prerequisites.

Economic Analysis of Law #6644

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  • Details:

    Students who have not taken Analytical Methods for Law and who do not have any familiarity with principles of economics, should read COOTER AND ULEN (2012), Chapter 2 in preparation for the first class.

  • URL: Course Reserves
  • Syllabus: Available on Inside.Law Access restricted resource icon

Education Law & Policy #6159

  • Professor Steve 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.

  • URL: Course Reserves

European Union Law #6216

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Immigration Law #6872

International Human Rights Law #6886

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

Public Health Law and Ethics #6633

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  • Details:

    Please note that there is an assignment for the first class: pages 1-50 of the book. This will be faster reading than you think, as much of it is the fascinating history of the TB and Yellow fever epidemics, as well as the 2001 bioterrorism incident involving mailing letters infected with Anthrax.

  • Syllabus: Available on Inside.Law Access restricted resource icon

Trial Practice #6618

  • Adjunct Professor Hon. Kevin Burke

Trial Practice #6618

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

Trial Practice #6618

  • Adjunct Professor Scott Johnson,
  • Adjunct Professor Hon. Bruce Peterson

Unfair Competition #6610

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  • Details:

    Syllabus is on TWEN.

  • URL: TWEN

Unincorporated Business Associations #6049

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