WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
COURSE DIRECTORY

MISCELLANEOUS
Fall 2003


Global Studies Law Review
W77 596S sec 01 Second Year (1 hr - per semester, but credit is not awarded until the student successfully completes the entire year)
W77 696S sec 01 Third Year (1 hr - per semester)
John Haley
Students are selected for the reviews through a writing competition at the end of the spring semester of the first year of Law School.

Intro. to U.S. Law and Methods I (3 hours)
[Open to international LL.M. and exchange students] 
W77 729A sec 01 - WED  FRI  8:00-9:30 AM
             Research Lab A:  TUE  12:00-1:00 PM
             Research Lab B:   FRI   12:00-1:00 PM
Leigh Greenhaw
Wei Luo (research)
This is the first in a two semester course sequence designed to introduce lawyers who did not receive their legal education in the United States to distinctive aspects of U. S. legal methodology. Rather than mastery of legal rules, the goal is to learn how law is made, found and enforced in the United States. The methods and writing classes cover U.S. legal institutions, how common law, statutory and constitutional sources of law "blend" in analysis and resolution of legal problems, and formats and styles for effective written communication about legal problems with U.S. trained lawyers. The objective is to teach partially through student resolution of problems that require assuming the role of a U.S. lawyer "making" the law by arguing a case related to, but significantly distinct from, case precedent. Critique of papers in writing and personal conferences stresses reasoning by case analysis and synthesis, and use of facts in analogical reasoning to predict a probable court holding. The research classes give instruction and practice exercises in locating and using both paper and electronic sources and tools. They prepare class members for research required for the Introduction to U.S. Law & Methods II course, seminars and other writing courses, and individual research projects or dissertations.

Journal of Law and Policy
W75 616S sec 01 Second Year (1 hr - per semester, but credit is not awarded until the student successfully completes the entire year)
W75 716S sec 01 Third Year (1 hr - per semester)
Charles McManis / Karen Tokarz
Students are selected for the reviews through a writing competition at the end of the spring semester of the first year of law school.

Law Quarterly
W77-598S sec 01 Second Year (1 hr - per semester, but credit is not awarded until the student successfully completes the entire year)
W77-698S sec 01 Third Year (1 hr - per semester)
Ted Ruger
Students are selected for the reviews through a writing competition at the end of the spring semester of the first year of law school.

Supervised Moot Court (Varies)
W79-500 sec 01 (1 hour)
A student may receive one credit for participation in an external moot court competition through Supervised Moot Court. In order to receive credit, a student must secure a full-time faculty member as an adviser, prepare an appellate brief of passing quality (minimum 10 pages per student), present a minimum of two oral arguments of passing quality, and attend two mandatory seminar sessions on appellate brief writing and appellate argument. Students must submit a Supervised Moot Court approval form – found by the student mailboxes or on the web at http://ls.wustl.edu/Registrar/Forms. Supervised Moot Court is graded on a pass/fail basis and does not fulfill the research and writing requirement. The full-time faculty member who reviews the brief and critiques the preparation for oral argument is limited to supervising no more than six students per year in Supervised Research, Supervised Practicum, or Supervised Moot Court. [Students should keep in mind the limitations regarding credit toward their degree for competition work (as a participant or board member): 1) a maximum of 4 total credits from competitions; 2) only one competition per semester.]

Supervised Practicum (Varies)
W74 662G sec 01 (1-3 hours)

One to three hours of academic credit may be earned in Supervised Practicum by working on a clinical project under the direct supervision of a member of the faculty. The exact nature of the Supervised Practicum experience shall be determined by the individual faculty member. The precise number of credits earned for the Practicum, which depends upon the scope of the project, shall be determined by the supervising faculty member after completion of the clinical project. Supervised Practicum is graded on a pass/fail basis. A student may enroll in only one supervised practicum during his/her law school career. A student cannot be enrolled in a clinic course and a supervised practicum in the same semester. The forms are available in the hanging file folders located by the student mailboxes on the third floor or on the web http://ls.wustl.edu/Registrar/Forms. The form must be submitted to Associate Dean Dan Keating no later than the first day of class each semester.

Supervised Research (Varies)
W74 695 SEC 01 (1-3 hours)
May only be taken for academic credit (1-3 credit hours) on a pass/fail basis.
Supervised research does not fulfill the research and writing requirement. No more than 2 Supervised Research courses may be taken in total and no more than 1 may be taken in a semester. To complete registration for this course, a Supervised Research Form must be turned in to Associate Dean Katherine Goldwasser by the end of the second week of the semester. The forms are available in the hanging file folders located by the student mailboxes on the third floor or on the web http://ls.wustl.edu/Registrar/Forms. The work must be completed during the semester; incompletes are not permitted. There is no guarantee that a student will be able to do a Supervised Research; a student's ability to take this course will always be a function of finding a willing and able full-time faculty member who will agree to supervise the project. Therefore, one of the first steps that a student who is interested in this experience should undertake is to secure the participation of a faculty member. Faculty members are limited to supervising no more than 6 students per year in either Supervised Research, Supervised Practicum, or Supervised Moot Court. Credit variable, max 3 hours.

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