Office the Law School Registrar



Course Directory 2005-2006

UPPER LEVEL COURSE INFORMATION

Є - Courses that satisfy the ethics requirement 
(See list of ethics curriculum courses at
http://law.wustl.edu/Registrar/Coursedir/

IP - Courses that are part of the curriculum for the LL.M. in IP & Technology Law degree  (These courses are open to JD students, unless otherwise noted in course description; See IP LLM curriculum at http://law.wustl.edu/Registrar/Coursedir/).

     FALL 2005 CLINICS

CIVIL JUSTICE CLINIC (SJG)
W74 797E LAW 01 W 1:30p-3:30p Gunn

Enrollment limit: 8. [Note drop deadline: Mon, May 2, 2005.
This deadline is strictly enforced.]

Interested students should submit their clinic preferences online by 12:00 noon on Mon, March 28, 2005, at http://law.wustl.edu/Registrar/Forms/prereg/2005-2006/clinic_pre.asp .  After this date, it is unlikely that spot will be available, but interested students may ask to have their names added to the waitlist by emailing erker@wustl.edu. Be sure to read the clinic pre-registration information at the beginning of the law school course directory. Students in this clinical course provide legal assistance, under the supervision of clinical faculty, to low-income residents of metropolitan St. Louis in a wide range of civil cases. The clinic's docket includes the representation of survivors of domestic violence in order of protection proceedings, defending the rights of poor tenants in eviction proceedings and suits against slumlords, and impact litigation on behalf of the homeless. Students handle all aspects of their clients' cases, including interviewing their clients and other witnesses, drafting pleadings and memoranda of law, conducting discovery, negotiating with opposing parties, and preparing for and representing their clients at judicial hearings and trials.  Topics to be covered in class sessions and materials include the substantive laws affecting domestic violence survivors, poor tenants, and the homeless, ethical issues arising in the representation of clients, social and economic policies concerning the poor, and the development of lawyering skills, particularly in interviewing, litigation, and negotiation. Additional notes: The clinic is located on the first floor of the law school. Students must spend a minimum of 21 hours per week on clinic related work. Students are advised to avoid scheduling other courses, as far as possible, on Wednesday and Thursday mornings as court appearances generally occur at those times. This course is graded on a modified pass/fail basis: HP94, P, LP78, or F70. The drop deadline is May 2, 2005, and is strictly enforced. No prerequisites. No final examination. 6 units.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLINIC (PAJ)
W74 790A LAW 01 Tu 3:30p-5:30p (at the Public Defender’s Office) Joy

Enrollment limit: 8. [Note drop deadline: Mon, May 2, 2005. This deadline is strictly enforced.] Interested students should submit their clinic preferences online by 12:00 noon on Mon, March 28, 2005, at http://law.wustl.edu/Registrar/Forms/prereg/2005-2006/clinic_pre.asp .  After this date, it is unlikely that spot will be available, but interested students may ask to have their names added to the waitlist by emailing erker@wustl.edu. Be sure to read the clinic pre-registration information at the beginning of the law school course directory. Third year students receive preference.(If the clinic is not full, second year students may be offered openings with faculty permission.) Students who have completed Evidence, Pretrial, Trial, a course from the ethics curriculum, CJA I, or CJA II, may receive preference. Because the clinic is likely to involve court appearances, preference will be given to students who are certified under Rule 13 of the Missouri Supreme Court Rules. Students who are not certified under Rule 13 need the permission of Prof. Joy to enroll. This clinic provides real life lawyering experience with the criminal justice system at the state trial level. The student's primary experience will be to serve as a Rule 13 certified attorney with the St. Louis County office of the Missouri Public Defender, which is the second largest criminal defense office in the state. The goal is for each student to: (1) conduct at least two, and hopefully more, preliminary hearings in felony cases; (2) to conduct multiple bond reduction negotiations and, when necessary, hearings for persons awaiting trial; (3) to second-chair at least one felony jury trial: and, if possible, (4) to take primary responsibility for at least one misdemeanor case serving as lead counsel at trial. In addition, students may take depositions, enter guilty pleas and participate in the sentencing phase, and participate in probation revocation hearings. At the PD office, students are likely to be actively involved in interviewing clients, investigating crime scenes, interviewing witnesses, performing legal research and writing memoranda and briefs, arguing motions in court, and participating in trials. Students have work carrels equipped with computers, telephones and a networked printer to facilitate their work on behalf of clients. In addition to his office in the law school, Professor Joy maintains an office at the Public Defender site, works closely with students and supervising attorneys, directly supervises students on some cases, and is involved in the work they do with lawyers at the PD. Students may enroll for 4, 5, or 6 credits, though the preference is for students to enroll for 6 credits. Students must work at least 14 hrs per week on clinical matters for 4 credits, 17.5 hrs per week for 5 credits, and 21 hrs per week on clinical matters for 6 credits and can expect to spend most of this time away from the law school either at court or in the PD office adjacent to the courthouse. Each student must have at least two mornings (8:45 a.m. until at least noon) free because most court appearances take place in the morning. Students also will meet as a class at the PD office from 3:30 - 5:30 PM on Tuesday. The overarching objective of this course will be to help students learn how to learn from their lawyering experiences. The lawyering skills students will use and develop include: problem solving, legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, factual investigation, client interviewing and counseling, communication skills, negotiation, litigation skills, organization and management of legal work, and recognizing and resolving ethical dilemmas. This course also will focus on the professional values of providing competent legal representation, improving the legal profession, and examining the legal profession's role in promoting justice, fairness, and morality There is no textbook, but there will be some reading assignments. This course will be graded on a modified pass/fail basis: HP94, P, LP78, F70. Specific requirements for receiving credit will be set by the professor. There will be no final exam. DROP DEADLINE (strictly enforced): Mon, May 2, 2005. 4-6 units.

IP  INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND BUSINESS FORMATION CLINIC
W74 711C LAW 01 TuTh 3:00p-4:30p Deal (McManis)

Enrollment limit: 8 [Note drop deadline: Mon, May 2, 2005. This deadline is strictly enforced.] Interested students should submit their clinic preferences online by 12:00 noon on Mon, March 28, 2005, at http://law.wustl.edu/Registrar/Forms/prereg/2005-2006/clinic_pre.asp.  After this date, it is unlikely that spot will be available, but interested students may ask to have their names added to the waitlist by emailing erker@wustl.edu. Be sure to read the clinic pre-registration information at the beginning of the law school course directory. The IP/BF Legal Clinic will provide law students with opportunities to work with qualified IP counsel in providing early stage legal advice to innovators both within the University and in the wider community, to collaborate in interdisciplinary experiential learning activities with students from the Olin School of Business and the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and to provide IP and business formation legal services to clients who might otherwise not have access to competent legal counsel. The Clinic's activities will be devoted to four program areas, each of which will involve teams of two students, who will: 1) Participate in interdisciplinary innovation and entrepreneurship courses, such as the Senior Design Course in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Olin School's Hatchery course; 2) Work with St. Louis area IP attorneys to provide early stage legal advice to other innovators and entrepreneurs at the University and in the wider community, with a particular focus on business incubators in the St. Louis area; 3) Work with non-profit organizations such as: St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts, Missouri Small Business Development Centers in the St. Louis area, Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors, a nationwide intellectual property referral service established to help developing country clients find U.S. IP professionals to represent them in IP matters as a public service; and, 4) Work with two area research organizations - the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Donald Danforth Plant Sciences Center - on projects involving genetic resources, biotechnology, and the protection of traditional medicinal and agricultural knowledge. The Clinic office is located in the law school in Room 311. The course will be graded on a modified pass/fail basis: HP94, P, LP78, F70. There is no final exam. The text for the course will be photocopied materials available for purchase. The weekly seminar meetings are mandatory. Pre/co-requisites: One or more introductory IP course and a course from the ethics curriculum (or permission of the instructor). To enroll in this Clinic, students 1) must have completed one of the introductory IP courses (Patent Law, Copyrights & Related Rights, or Trademarks & Unfair Competition) and a course from the ethics curriculum; and 2) must either have completed or be enrolled in one of the IP practical skills courses or one of the IP seminars. Priority and Wait Lists: Please note that there will be three waitlists corresponding with the program areas. Because the first two of the Clinic's listed program areas will require a patent law background, while the last two will not, but the final program area will require that a student to have taken or be enrolled in an International IP Law course, students seeking to enroll in this Clinic will placed on one or more of the following three priority/wait lists: 1) Students with an undergraduate educational background in the physical sciences or engineering, who have taken Patent Law and either have taken or are enrolled in one of the IP practical skills courses or IP seminars; 2) Students who have taken an introductory IP course and either have taken or are enrolled in one of the IP practical skills courses or IP seminars; and 3) Students who have taken one of the introductory IP courses and either have taken or are enrolled in an International IP Law course. If students are qualified for more than one priority/wait list, they may specify which wait list they wish their name to appear or may specify that they wish their name to be place on any list for which they are qualified, in the latter case, however, they will not be given priority over a student whose name appears on only that list. WITHDRAWAL POLICY: In order to try to avoid the sort of last-minute shuffling that, in the past, has resulted in interested students being notified of Clinic openings too late for them readily to change their schedules and enroll, the following new policy is in effect: IF YOU ARE ENROLLED IN THIS COURSE AFTER Mon, May 2, 2005, YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO DROP THE COURSE. In other words, any student enrolled in the course as of the above date will receive a grade for the course and risks receiving a failing grade 6 units [4-5 units may be possible with professor’s permission].

INTERDISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENTAL CLINIC (ML)
W74 704B LAW 01 F 1:00p-3:00p Lipeles

Enrollment limited to 8. [Note drop deadline: Mon, May 2, 2005. This deadline is strictly enforced.] Interested students should submit their clinic preferences online by 12:00 noon on Mon, March 28, 2005,
at http://law.wustl.edu/Registrar/Forms/prereg/2005-2006/clinic_pre.asp.  After this date, it is unlikely that spot will be available, but interested students may ask to have their names added to the waitlist by emailing erker@wustl.edu. Be sure to read the clinic pre-registration information at the beginning of the law school course directory.  This clinical course teaches students how to work in interdisciplinary teams representing public interest, environmental or community organizations on interdisciplinary, environmental matters. The clinic offers experience in first-chair responsibility for complex litigation, advocacy in multi-party settings, legislation drafting, and strategic planning. Prior interest or experience in environmental cases is not required. Students might be assigned to handle matters involving the following activities: representing clients in federal, state, and local administrative or court litigation; drafting proposed legislation; commenting on proposed regulations, permits, environmental impact statements or environmental assessments, and similar documents; and evaluating matters for potential future action. The goal is that for each project, students will have primary responsibility for handling the matter, and the professor will play a secondary, supervisory role. Students will learn to work with technical experts (including environmental engineering, environmental science, and/or medical students on their team) to investigate facts, to develop and analyze legal strategies, and to communicate effectively among the team, with clients, and with adverse and other interested parties. Students must work at least an average of 21 hours per week on clinic matters, including attendance at and participation each week in: a two-hour seminar for all students in the course (Fridays 1-3 pm); at least one individual meeting with the professor; and one group meeting involving the student team assigned to each project and the professor(s). The course will be graded on a modified pass/fail basis: HP94, P, LP78, F70. The professor will set specific requirements for receiving credit. There will be no final exam. There will be reading and writing assignments in conjunction with client work and/or the seminar. Pre/co-requisites: Environmental Law and Administrative Law. (Requests to waive one, but not both, of the pre/co-requisites may be requested by attaching a statement to the back of the Clinic Pre-Registration Form.) Students who are eligible to be certified under Rule 13 of the Missouri Supreme Court Rules will receive preference in clinic enrollment. WITHDRAWAL POLICY: In order to try to avoid the sort of last-minute shuffling that, in the past, has resulted in interested students being notified of Clinic openings too late for them readily to change their schedules and enroll, the following policy is in effect: IF YOU ARE ENROLLED IN THIS COURSE AFTER Monday, May 2, 2005, YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO DROP THE COURSE. In other words, any student enrolled in the course as of the above date will receive a grade for the course and risks receiving a failing grade. [This is a 6 credit course; however, 4 or 5 units may be possible with the professor's permission].

JUDICIAL CLERKSHIP (CWB)
W74 654 LAW 01 M 5:30p-7:30p Bobinette

Enrollment limit: 14 [Note withdrawal policy: once a student has accepted his/her placement, s/he cannot drop. Placement sites may not be known until relatively near to the beginning of the semester.] Interested students should submit their clinic preferences online by 12:00 noon on Mon, March 28, 2005, at http://law.wustl.edu/Registrar/Forms/prereg/2005-2006/clinic_pre.asp.   After this date, it is unlikely that spot will be available, but interested students may ask to have their names added to the waitlist by emailing erker@wustl.edu. Be sure to read the clinic pre-registration information at the beginning of the law school course directory. This externship course offers students a structured, hands-on exposure to civil and criminal litigation from the judicial perspective. Students work as part-time law clerks under the supervision of local, state or federal trial or appellate judges. Students observe hearings, trials and other court proceedings; perform extensive legal research; and draft a series of legal memoranda relevant to cases under submission by the courts. The course provides an opportunity for students to develop advanced legal research and writing skills. To receive 3 credits, students in this externship will be required to work approximately 12 hrs/week and produce 3 major legal memoranda or 30 pages of polished research and writing. To receive 4 credits, students will be required to work approximately 16 hrs/week and produce 4 major legal memoranda or 40 pages of polished research and writing. Students have regularly scheduled, individual meetings with the course instructor and are required to submit an outline, first draft, and final draft for each legal memorandum. There is no final exam. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. Students meet with Prof. Bobinette in individual 15 minute appointments on a bi-weekly basis (on Monday evenings - between 5:30-7:30.) Pre/co-requisites: A course from the ethics curriculum. Note: Some Courts demand that students have legal writing experience or have demonstrated their scholastic excellence. Students are not required to have Rule 13 certification. WITHDRAWAL POLICY: In order to try to avoid the sort of last-minute shuffling that, in the past, has resulted in interested students being notified of Clinic openings too late for them readily to change their schedules and enroll, the following policy is in effect: ONCE A STUDENT HAS ACCEPTED HIS/ HER PLACEMENT, HE/SHE MAY NOT DROP THIS COURSE AND RISKS RECEIVING A FAILING GRADE. 3 or 4 units. [15 min. bi-weekly indivil mtgs. w/Prof. Bobinette]

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