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GENERAL UPPER-LEVEL COURSES
Spring 2002
 


BUSINESS ACQUISITIONS                                             Joseph Lehrer
W74-540B sec 01                      (3 hrs)
MON WED 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
This three credit hour course will be a highly practical approach to acquisitive business transactions. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the business attorney as a facilitator for the transaction, and the premise of the course is that the business attorney should enhance the value of the transaction for the business client. The Course emphasizes the multiple skills and disciplines utilized by the attorney engaged in an acquisition transaction. In that regard, we will analyze the financial, business, tax and legal issues involved in the negotiation, structuring and documentation of a business acquisition. The course includes mergers and acquisitions issues related to Public Corporations. The Course begins with an analysis of the motivations of the buyer and seller, with a brief explanation of the principles used in determining and structuring the purchase price for a business. The Course continues with an analysis of the various transaction structures used in business acquisitions and an in depth analysis of the negotiating process, legal issues and the documentation of the acquisitive transaction. The Course is best suited for a student who has an interest in business transactions as a future vocation, whether as a lawyer, financier or investment banker. Students will be expected to be prepared for and participate in class, and there will be a final exam. Pre/co-requisites: Corporations. It would be helpful, but not necessary, to have taken or be taking Federal Income Tax and/or Corporate Taxation. [Federal Income Tax is no longer a co/pre-requisite for this class.]

CHILDREN & THE LAW                                                  Richard Kuhns
W74-603B sec 01                    (3 hrs)
MON TUE THU 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
This course will address multiple areas implicating children's interests and the law's impact on those interests, working from both theoretical and practical bases. Issues addressed will include children in poverty, education issues, teenage parents, child pornography, the juvenile justice system, selected child custody issues, child abuse and neglect, and the roles of advocate, Guardian ad Litem, and judge.

CONGRESSIONAL ETHICS: KEEPING THE HOUSE CLEAN   Brenda Talent / Jim Talent                                                                    W74-722B sec 01 (2 hrs)                                                                   MON 3:00-5:00  Enrollment limit: 20  (This course does not satisfy the ethics requirement.) This two credit course will equip students to understand the ethical issues that arise from time to time in the public arena. It will explore the legal, regulatory and practical ethical issues involved in running for and serving in Congress. Students will be challenged to think not just in terms of legal regulations, but also to consider moral or political aspects of ethical issues. Students will be graded on class participation, periodic quizzes and writing assignments, and a final exam.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW II                                              Barbara Flagg
W74-609C sec 01                     (4 hrs)
TUE THU 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
This course will examine judicial interpretations of the Fourteenth Amendment. Topics to be covered include equal protection, substantive due process (the right of privacy), and equal protection fundamental interest analysis. The course also emphasizes the acquisition of analytic skills. It will be taught entirely through the analysis of complex constitutional problems. Students will work on a series of four problems (for a period of approximately three weeks per problem), preparing a written brief, bench memo, or judicial opinion for each problem. Students will work in groups of three to four individuals, and each group will meet weekly with the instructor to discuss their progress on the assigned problem. The class will meet as a whole every third week, as work on a particular problem draws to a close. These class discussions will cover evaluation of some working drafts produced by class members, as well as the issues, background cases, and underlying constitutional norms implicated by the assigned problems. The final grade will be based on the four collaborative written assignments, participation, and self evaluation. There will be no final exam. This course has two equally weighted objectives. The first is substantive familiarity with Fourteenth Amendment doctrine, precedent, and principles. As this learning is produced through the experience of working through constitutional issues from issue identification to a final written analysis, the second objective is that students learn how to learn, and how to evaluate their own learning processes and work products. Students who enroll in this class should be prepared to work at a moderate but steady pace throughout the semester.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW III                                        Bruce La Pierre
The First Amendment: The Free Speech and Free Press Clauses 
W74-610A sec 01 
                      (2 hrs)
WED 3:00-5:00 p.m.                                                                               [Note change in days/times.]
The course will consider First Amendment history and theory. Specific topics will include subversive advocacy, fighting words, libel, hate speech, sexually explicit expression, commercial speech, compelled speech, campaign finance regulation, and freedom of the press. Pre-corequisite: Constitutional Law I (can be waived for LL.M. international students). Completion of Constitutional Law II (or contemporaneous enrollment) is recommended but not required.

CONSUMER TRANSACTIONS                             Michael M. Greenfield
W74-589A sec 01                       (3 hrs)
MON TUE THU 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
What are the rights and obligations of you and your clients as consumers? What are the rights and obligations of your retail business clients? The consumer marketplace is very different in several important ways from the commercial marketplace. Many of the rules governing marketplace behavior are the same for both types of transactions, but many are not. This course examines the rules that govern consumer transactions from their formation to their completion or enforcement. It covers such topics as fraud, automobile sales and leases, mandatory disclosure rules, credit reports, lemon laws, debt collection, and repossession. One of the key values of the course is that it examines how several subjects traditionally studied as distinct areas of law actually interrelate with one another to govern a particular type of transaction. Thus, the course draws on and extends your knowledge of contracts, torts, commercial law, procedure, arbitration, etc. There are no prerequisites.

COPYRIGHT AND RELATED RIGHTS                      Charles McManis
W74-643A sec 01                         (3 hrs)
MON TUE THU 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This course will focus on federal copyright law and related bodies of state, foreign, and international law governing the protection of literary and artistic works, including technical works such as computer software, architectural works, and databases, as well as more traditional literary and artistic works. The course materials will include cases, statutes, international agreements, and hypothetical problems. Regular class attendance and preparation are expected. The grade will be based on a timed final exam, which will include both objective (i.e. multiple choice and true/false) questions and an essay question.

CORPORATE REORGANIZATION -TAXATION Peter Wiedenbeck
W74-648C sec 01                        (2 hrs)
MON 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. & TUE THU 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
(Meets for last 5½ weeks of semester.)*
This course involves an intensive study of the statutory, regulatory and case material governing the federal income taxation of corporate reorganizations. It is an advanced course in corporate taxation, and will be taught as an optional continuation of the basic 3-credit Corporate Taxation course (next listed below). Topics covered will include wholly or partially tax-free mergers and acquisitions (statutory mergers, stock-for-stock exchanges, stock-for-asset exchanges, and triangular reorganizations), divisive reorganizations (spin-offs and related transactions) as well as one-party reorganizations (recapitalizations and bankruptcy reorganizations). The focus will be on the often intricate statutory and judicially-created conditions for nonrecognition treatment (i.e., tax deferral) at both the corporate (asset appreciation) and shareholder (stock appreciation) levels, and the tax consequences for all parties to the transaction (substituted basis, treatment of taxable consideration, carryover of corporate tax attributes). Because this is an advanced course, it will be assumed that all students have previously taken Corporate Taxation (either in Spring 2002 or previously) or its equivalent. The course will be taught from a casebook and statutory pamphlet, by a combination of the case and problem methods. Attendance and preparation are required and sanctions will be imposed on serious offenders. The course grade will be based predominately on a timed final examination. Additional course information will be posted on the web at http://law.wustl.edu/faculty_profiles/profiles.aspx?id=453.
*Note well: As indicated above, this 2-credit course will be taught as an optional continuation of the basic 3-credit Corporate Taxation course. To accommodate that continuation, in Spring 2002 the Corporate Taxation course will meet 5 hours per week for 42 class hours (about the first 8½ weeks of the semester), after which this course, Corporate Reorganizations - Taxation, will begin meeting in the same class periods (5 hours each week) for 28 hours (about the last 5½ weeks of classes). Students enrolled in Corporate Reorganizations who are not taking Corporate Taxation in Spring 2002 will be reminded of the exact starting date of this course a week or two in advance of the first class meeting, and will be invited to attend the last few sessions of Corporate Taxation for review. The final examination will be administered during the normal law school examination period.  [This course is open to both J.D. and Graduate Tax LL.M. students.]

CORPORATE TAXATION                                         Peter Wiedenbeck
W74-648E sec 01                     (3 hrs)                                                  [Note corrected course number.]
MON 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. & TUE THU 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
(Meets for first 8½ weeks of semester.)*
This course involves an intensive study of the statutory, regulatory and case material governing corporate taxation. Topics covered include the tax consequences of corporate organization and capitalization, distributions to shareholders, redemptions of stock, corporate liquidations and taxable dispositions of a corporate business (both stock and asset sales). The course will be taught from a casebook and statutory pamphlet, by a combination of the case and problem methods. Federal Income Taxation is not a prerequisite for this course, but former students indicate that it is highly desirable to take Federal Income Tax before taking this course. Attendance and preparation are required and sanctions will be imposed on serious offenders. The course grade will be based predominately on a timed final examination. Additional course information is available on the web at http://law.wustl.edu/Academics/Faculty/Wiedenbeck.
*Note well: This 3-credit course will meet 5 hours per week for the first 8½ weeks of the semester. The final examination will be administered in late March, about 2 weeks after the last class meeting, but before the regular end of classes. [This course is open to both J.D. and Graduate Tax LL.M. students.]

CORPORATIONS                                                                Troy Paredes
W74-538N sec 01                          (3 hrs)
MON TUE THU 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
This course is a survey of the law of business associations, emphasizing issues and problems relating to control, management and financing. The course will cover publicly and closely held corporations, the organization of business associations, the distribution of power and control between management and shareholders, with focus on the fiduciary duties of directors and officers, corporate control transactions (mergers, acquisitions, tender offers, etc.), and the effects of federal securities laws. Because the key problem for corporate law is one of agency relations - how to align management's incentives with shareholders' interests - the course will also consider how legal rules, markets, and institutional arrangements mitigate, or magnify, the agency problem. There will be a final examination.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION II  Katherine Goldwasser
W74-580A sec 01                         (3 hrs)
MON TUE THU 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Study of the law governing the processing of a criminal case once formal charges are brought, with heavy emphasis on federal constitutional issues. Topics to be examined include bail, prosecutorial charging discretion, discovery, double jeopardy, guilty pleas, and the accused's trial-related (jury, confrontation, and compulsory process) rights. Criminal Justice Admin. I is not a prerequisite for this course.

ESTATE AND GIFT TAXATION                                 Peter Wiedenbeck
W74-629F sec 01                         (3 hrs)
MON TUE THU 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
This course involves an intensive study of the federal wealth transfer tax system, including the estate tax, the gift tax, and the generation-skipping transfer tax. The relationship between these three donative transfer taxes, and between the transfer taxes and the income tax, will be emphasized. The policy underpinnings of wealth transfer taxation, and the reasons for the recent erosion in its political support, will be explored. Valuation issues will be discussed, along with fundamental principles of estate planning. Students will work extensively with Subtitle B of the Internal Revenue Code and the regulations thereunder. The course will be taught from a casebook and a statutory pamphlet, by a combination of the case and problem methods. Neither Trusts & Estates nor Federal Income Taxation is a prerequisite for this course; essential background information will be provided as needed. Attendance and participation are required and sanctions will be imposed on serious offenders. The course grade will be based predominately on a final examination, which may be a take-home exam. Additional course information is available on the web at http://law.wustl.edu/Academics/Faculty/Wiedenbeck. [This course is open to both J.D. and Graduate Tax LL.M. students.]

ETHICS OF LAWYERING IN GOVERNMENT          Kathleen Clark
W74-722A sec 01                           (3 hrs)
MON mornings, FRI afternoons
Open only to students enrolled in Congressional & Administrative Law Clinic
This course is a part of the ethics curriculum. This course is taught in Washington D.C. in conjunction with our Congressional and Administrative Law Clinic. It will cover the ethics of policy making, ethics regulations that are applicable to all government officials, the law governing lawyer conduct, and the professional and other rules specific to government lawyers and lobbyists. Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, complete several written assignments about the ethical issues they encounter in their work places, and make presentations to the entire class.

EVIDENCE                                                                               Jane Aiken
W74-547L sec. 01                         (3 hrs)                                               [Note corrected course number.]
MON TUE THU 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Analytical study of the principles and rules governing the proof of facts in civil and criminal trials. In addition to examining the Federal Rules of Evidence and their common law counterparts, the course will address broad issues such as what it means to "prove" or to "know" something, the allocation of decision making between judge and jury, the objectives of adjudication, and the relationship between those objectives and rules of evidence.

FAMILY LAW                                                                  Susan Appleton
W74-548 sec 01                             (4 hrs)
MON TUE THU FRI 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This course examines legal and related non-legal materials on the law of family and quasi-family relationships. Specific topics include the law of reproductive rights, marriage, marital property regimes, divorce, child custody, non-marital cohabitation, non-traditional families, parental authority over children, illegitimacy, support duties, child abuse and neglect, and adoption and other ways of adding children to one's family, as well as broad theoretical issues such as family privacy, constitutional protection of the family, alternative concepts of "family", and feminist legal perspectives. The assignments include multi-disciplinary materials as well as non-legal readings illustrating the ways in which Family Law affects real families and their members. Regular class attendance and participation are required. Students missing an excessive number of classes will be required to withdraw from the course. The course will be conducted on the assumption that all students enrolled have completed a course on individual constitutional rights and liberties (covered in Constitutional Law II) because much of Family Law has now become Constitutional Law. (Students concurrently enrolled in Constitutional Law II have found that taking the two courses together works satisfactorily as well.)

FEDERAL INCOME TAX                                                   Nancy Staudt
W74-549J sec 01                           (4 hrs)                        
TUE THU 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
An introduction to the basic principles of the federal personal income tax. Topics treated will include federal tax procedure, the definition of gross income, and exclusions and deductions from gross income. The course is designed to equip students to handle common personal income tax problems likely to arise in general practice. The course emphasizes a critical examination of the provisions of the Internal Revenue code and the Treasury Regulations so that students may become proficient in the use of these basic tax tools. The teaching methods and materials used in the course are intended to encourage independent thought and critical analysis of the law and policy of federal income taxation.  [This course is open to both J.D. and Graduate Tax LL.M. students.]

FEDERAL JURISDICTION                                               Barbara Flagg
W74-634C sec 01                         (3 hrs)
WED 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. & FRI 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
This course examines the jurisdiction and functioning of the federal courts, the distribution of authority between federal and state courts, and the roles of federal and state law in the federal system. The class will cover topics such as the Article III "case or controversy" requirement, standing, ripeness, mootness, and the political question doctrine; Congress' power to regulate the jurisdiction of federal and state courts; Supreme Court review of state court judgments; federal question and diversity jurisdiction; and Eleventh Amendment sovereign immunity. The course grade will be based on several brief written assignments and a final examination.

HUMAN GENOME PROJECT: LAW, POLICY, AND ETHICS 
W74-593B sec 01                   (3 hrs)                                Rebecca Dresser
TUE THU 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Enrollment Limit: 50
In 2001-02, the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies will sponsor four conferences on the general theme of "Regulating New Forms of Life: The Human Genome Project." This course will give students an opportunity to benefit from the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Program. In the course, students will study conference topics, participate in the conferences, and analyze conference proceedings. The initial Center conference, "Broad Perspectives on the Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Aspects of Genetic Research," will be an overview of issues, with presentations by leading scientists and legal scholars. Three conferences on specific topics will follow. The topics for these conferences will be: (1) Ethical and Regulatory Issues Raised by Human Research on Inheritable Genetic Modifications; (2) Professional, Ethical, Legal, and Social Challenges for Genetic Counseling; and (3) Intellectual Property Implications of the Human Genome Project. Students will work in teams to introduce the rest of the class to specific conference topics, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of conference presentations, and prepare reports on specific conference topics and future policy directions. Students will also learn about topics not directly addressed in the conferences. The course will cover ethical, legal, and policy issues raised by: access to genetic information (privacy, confidentiality, insurance and employment discrimination); genetics in the courtroom; behavioral genetics; pharmacogenetics; research and commercial uses of stored tissue samples; prenatal and presymptomatic genetic testing; and potential group and individual stigmatization from genetics research and testing. Readings for the course will include reports and policy recommendations from the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute and other government programs. Other readings will include selected law review articles and a collection of readings on prenatal testing and disability rights. Students will be required to attend all Center programs except when they have class conflicts. Conference sessions will be videotaped and students unable to attend will be required to watch the videotapes. Students will be evaluated on the quality of their team projects, a 10-15 page paper addressing a specific genetics policy problem, and class participation.

INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE PRODUCTS LIABILITY
W74-625A sec 01                      (1 hr)                                       Dorsey Ellis
MON TUE THU 11:00 - NOON
This one credit course will meet for three (3) hours per week for the last four (4) weeks of the semester.  This course explores the liability of manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of products for injuries arising out of alleged defects in the products' design or manufacture or inadequate instructions or warnings concerning their use, where the products were manufactured or sold or the injuries occurred outside the United States.  Particular attention will be directed to the implementation of the 1985 European Communities Directive on the approximation of Member States' laws concerning liability for defective products, the 1994 Japanese law of products liability, and international conflicts issues.  This is an advanced course and will be taught as an optional continuation of the Products Liability course.  It will be assumed that students have taken the Products Liability course in Spring 2002  or previously.  Class attendance will be required and participation expected.  There will be a twenty-four hour take-home exam.

JURISPRUDENCE                                                            Stanley Paulson
W74-555A sec 01                        (3 hrs)
TUE THU 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
An introductory course for law students on the main currents of thought in jurisprudence and legal philosophy. The field, both traditionally and today, reflects two general outlooks--law as institutionalized power, and law as a species (or application) of morality. As you can imagine, jurists with a penchant for the theoretical have worked up a great number of variations on these two themes. Can one reach some kind of conclusion on the question of the nature of law? Drawing for the most part on the work of recent writers, we shall discuss concepts and arguments clustered around the two views--fiat vs. reason, power vs. morality, convention vs. goodness. Classroom instruction is by lecture and discussion. And, for what it's worth, the instructor is in love with the field. Nothing is presupposed. The best "background" is a lively interest. The examination is of the traditional, "scheduled" variety, but with questions (from which the actual exam questions are taken) distributed in advance.

LAND USE LAW                                                            Daniel Mandelker
W74-615 sec 01                          (3 hrs)
TUE THU 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
This course considers the land use planning and regulation system. After reviewing the background for planning we will study the land use takings cases and then local zoning, including exclusionary zoning and the zoning decision making process. Additional topics include subdivision controls, growth management and aesthetic controls. The course also examines the structure of land use regulation and the problems faced in preparing effective regulatory systems. There is a web site for the course, which is accessed in class, and which contains supplementary visual, textual and case materials. Class participation and attendance are required subject to excuse. There is an open-book examination.

LEGAL PROFESSION: HEROES AND VILLAINS    Clark Cunningham
W74-563T sec 01
 [Note corrected course number.]  (3 hrs)
MON WED 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
This course is part of the ethics curriculum.
Is "lawyer-hero" a contradiction in terms? If not, do lawyers become heroes because of their lawyer role or in spite of it? This course will explore the possibility that the answer can be "yes" to both parts of the question, because law is unique among the professions in the way it creates for its members profound moral dangers and also offers opportunities for honorable action and inspiring self sacrifice. This course is organized around a series of exercises and case studies that illustrate these themes with real and realistic experiences of client interviewing, client counseling, and negotiation. There will be four exercises and four case studies. Each exercise involves two role plays based on the same fact pattern. Each student must prepare to play an assigned role (lawyer or sometimes a client) and then must submit a written analysis of the actual role play. This analysis will be based on a video recording of the role play which can be viewed on any computer connected to the law school network. The second role play will enable students to apply insights from the analysis of the first role play. The written analysis will then be supplemented in light of the second role play and grade. The four case studies are based on actual cases. Students assigned to a case study must be prepared to engage in rigorous class discussion about the details of the cases and to analyze the decisions and actions of the lawyers in terms of effectiveness and ethical practice. Each student is required to participate in one exercise and one case study. Participation means that the student is timely and prepared; if a student is late, absent or unprepared for more than one class during a given exercise or case study that student will be required to complete another exercise or case study. If a student is aware in advance that the student may be absent for an assigned exercise or case study, the student is encouraged to ask for assignment to a different exercise or case study. A student who does not complete one exercise and one case study will be required to withdraw from the course. Exceptions from this policy will only be granted if a student shows exceptional good cause for repeated lateness, absence and/or lack of preparation. Each paper will count toward 30% of the final course grade. The final examination will count for 40% of the course grade and will be a two-hour, closed book multiple choice exam. Students will be expected to be familiar with all the assigned readings, including all four case studies. Students must also be familiar with the fact patterns for all four exercises. (Note: depending on enrollment, the exercise and paper requirements may be modified so that each student only writes one paper which would count toward 40% of grade and the exam would then count for 60%.)

LEGAL PROFESSION                                                       Michael Pinard
W74-563W sec 01                     (3 hrs)
WED 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. & FRI 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This course is part of the ethics curriculum. This course will explore the legal, moral and other responsibilities of the practicing attorney in the adversarial system. Among the topics the course will cover are: attorney competency, confidentiality and privilege, conflicts of interest, attorney responsibility in civil and criminal proceedings, the role of government attorneys, attorney marketing/solicitation, and the attorney's duty to improve the availability of legal services and the administration of justice. Class attendance and participation are expected.

PATENT LAW                                                                      F. Scott Kieff
W74-623E sec 01                       (3 hrs)
MON TUE THU 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
This course is designed to make Patent Law accessible to students of all backgrounds, from Liberal arts to hard sciences. The course will first unpack the major normative theories of intellectual property, generally, and of Patents in particular. Then it will address the core legal rules of Patent Law - beginning with the broad and accessible notions of patent law's disclosure requirements; continuing with the requirements of novelty, non-obviousness, and utility; and ending with the more technical issues relating to statutory subject matter. The course will next examine the scope of the patent grant including infringement and remedies. Finally, the course will explore appellate practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the complex choice of law and preemption problems that are presented by this unified Forum for patent appeals. At this Juncture the course will analyze the dynamic interaction among the law of patents, trade secrets, unfair competition, antitrust, and other substantive and procedural issues of state and federal law. Throughout the course there will be a heavy emphasis on normative analysis and it's application to current and potential alternative positive law regimes. Class participation will be considered in determining the final grade. There will be a final examination.

PRODUCTS LIABILITY                                                  Dorsey Ellis
W74-624D sec 01                        (2 hrs)
MON TUE THU 11:00 - Noon
This two credit course will meet for three (3) hours per week for the first ten (10) weeks of the semester.  This course explores the liability of manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of products for injuries arising out of alleged defects in the products' design or manufacture or inadequate instructions or warnings concerning their use.  Particular attention will be directed to Restatement (3d) of the Law of Torts: Products Liability (1997).  Class attendance will be required and participation expected. There will be a twenty-four hour take-home exam administered on Fri., March 22 - Sat., March 23.  [This partial semester scheduling will allow interested students to enroll in International  & Comparative Products Liability Law (1 credit), which meets for the last four (4) weeks of the semester (see course description)].

SECURITIES REGULATION                                              Troy Paredes
W74-569D sec 01                        (3 hrs)
WED FRI 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
This course will cover the issuance and trading of securities. The first half of the course will focus on the capital formation process (i.e., the issuance of securities) under the Securities Act of 1933, focusing on the various rules and regulations governing capital formation as well as the transactional aspects of a securities issuance. The second part of the course looks at securities trading. The course will also consider some of the more-recent developments in the area of securities litigation. This is a statutory course that emphasizes the wording of the law, the rules and regulations promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, and court interpretations of both. The course will pay particular attention to the various statutory provisions and rules and regulations and the SEC's effort to develop a coherent regulatory system. There will be a final examination. Pre/Co-requisite: Corporations.

SUPREME COURT                                            Lee Epstein / Jack Knight
W74-529A sec 01                        (3 hrs)
WED 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Enrollment limit: 30 law students
This course is cross listed with the Political Science Department (L32-530) and is for graduate students only. This seminar has two purposes: to introduce students to the state of the art in studies of the Supreme Court and to cover a series of particular topics with emphasis on the major controversies within the field of law and the courts. Students will be required to write a paper. There will be no final exam. (Note that this course, although it is taught as a seminar, does not fulfill the upper-level research and writing seminar requirement for the J.D. degree.)

TRANSNATIONAL LITIGATION                                          John Haley
W74-574D sec 01                        (3 hrs)
TUE WED THU 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
An introduction to the procedural issues that arise in the legal resolution of disputes in international transactions. The law of various countries will be covered (especially Germany and France); however, disputes involving United States and Japanese law are the major focus. The course covers international jurisdiction, service of process abroad, taking evidence abroad, applicable laws and treaties, comparison of trial procedures, enforcement of foreign judgments and use of arbitration. The course will also introduce students to principal international conventions including the Brussels Convention (for intra EU litigation), the Hague conventions, and enforcement of judgments, and an ALI-proposed Code of International Civil Procedure.

UCC: ARTICLE 2                                                                  Dan Keating
W74-521F                                   (3 hrs)
MON TUE THU 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
This course focuses primarily on sale of goods transactions under UCC Article 2. There will also be some coverage of lease transactions under UCC Article 2A, international sales transactions under the U.N. convention on Contracts for the Sale of International Goods, and to a much lesser extent, real estate transactions. This is a problem-oriented course. After reading cases, text and Code provisions, students will complete problems at the end of each casebook assignment. Class time will be spent working through each of the problems. Attendance and preparation are both required. The final grade will be based on a single three-hour final exam.