Office of the Law School Registrar:
Course Directory:
MISCELLANEOUS - Spring 2000


INTRODUCTION TO U.S. LAW AND METHODS
(FOR INTERNATIONAL LLM STUDENTS ONLY)
Leigh Greenhaw
W77-729A sec 01
(2 hrs)
TUE THU 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
This class is designed to introduce international LL.M. students to American law and methods.  LL.M. students are expected to take this course in both the fall and spring semesters.  It covers the U.S. court system, an overview of the fundamentals of American law, methods of common law and statutory analysis, paper and electronic research in U.S. law libraries, U.S. legal vocabulary and rhetorical preferences.  Analysis of legal problems and its communication orally and in writing to native English-speaking, American educated lawyers will be the primary means of learning.  Writing assignments include client letters and office memoranda; student/professor conferences on written work and revision are integral to the teaching.  The class meets twice weekly.

JOURNAL OF LAW & POLICY
Charles McManis/Karen Tokarz
W75-616S sec 01 Second Year  (2 hrs - added to record after spring semester)
W75-716S sec 01 Third Year  (1 hr - per semester)

LAW QUARTERLY
Kathleen Clark/Frances Foster
W77-598S sec 01 Second Year  (2 hrs - added to record after spring semester)
W77-698S sec 01 Third Year  (1 hr - per semester)

SUPERVISED MOOT COURT
(PROFESSOR VARIES)
(1 hr)
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. 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 are enrolled into Supervised Moot Court by the Registrar's Office.

SUPERVISED PRACTICUM
(PROFESSOR VARIES)
(1-3 hrs)
One to three units 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. The form must be submitted to Associate Dean Susan Appleton no later than the first day of classes each semester.  Students are enrolled into Supervised Practica by the Registrar's Office.

SUPERVISED RESEARCH
(PROFESSOR VARIES)
W74-695 sec 01
(1-3 hrs)
May be taken for academic credit (flexible 1-3 credit hours) only 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. Students must register for Supervised Research BY THE END OF THE SECOND WEEK OF THE SEMESTER. To complete registration for this course, a Supervised Research form must be turned in to Dean 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. The work must be completed during the semester; incompletes are not permitted. Students must make their own arrangements with individual faculty members to supervise research projects. Faculty members are limited to supervising no more than 6 students per year in either supervised research or supervised practicum or supervised moot court.  Students are enrolled into Supervised Research by the Registrar's Office.

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
Robin Wellford
W74-600E sec 01
(1 hr - per semester)
The faculty has approved the granting of one unit of academic credit per semester to student aides whose function is to assist the legal writing professors throughout the year by helping prepare research assignments, conducting class sessions on the techniques of and materials for legal research, and being accessible to a small group of first-year students as they prepare the assignments. Students applying for this position must be rising third-year students who have demonstrated their legal research and writing skills on one of the publications, the moot court program, or in a law school seminar. To apply, submit your name, address and phone number and the nature of your legal research and writing experience to Professor Wellford.