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Course Directory 2005-2006

UPPER LEVEL COURSE INFORMATION

     FALL 2005 LAW REVIEWS

Currently there are three Law Reviews: Global Studies Law Review, Journal of Law & Policy, and Law Quarterly. Interested students must compete in a writing competition at the end of the first-year of law school to be eligible for selection to the Law Reviews.

(Transfer students are given the opportunity to compete at the beginning of their first semester at Washington University School of Law).

See http://ls.wustl.edu/Publications/Writingcompetition/index.html for more information on the writing competition (for all three law reviews). After successful completion of both fall and spring semesters, second-year students receive credit for fall and spring (1 credit posted to the fall semester and 1 credit posted to the spring semester). Third year students receive (1) credit for fall at the end of the fall semester and (1) credit for spring at the end of the spring semester. Students are registered for law review by the Registrar’s Office.

GLOBAL STUDIES LAW REVIEW
2nd Yr.: W77 596S LAW
3rd Yr.: W77 696S

LAW JOURNAL OF LAW AND POLICY
2nd Yr.: W75 616S LAW
3rd Yr.: W75 716S LAW

LAW QUARTERLY
2nd Yr.: W77 598S LAW
3rd Yr.: W77 698S LAW

     FALL 2005 MISCELLANEOUS

INTRO. TO U.S. LAW AND METHODS I
W77 729A LAW 01 W 3:00p-4:30p and F 1:00p-2:30p Greenhaw / Koby
     Research lab A: Tu 2:00p-3:00p Luo
     Research lab B: Tu 3:00p-4:00p Luo

[Enrollment open only to international LL.M. and exchange students; visiting scholars and JSD students may audit.] This is the first in a two course sequence to introduce lawyers who did not receive their legal education in the United States to distinctive aspects of U. S. law and methods. Rather than mastery of legal rules, the goal is to learn how law is made, found and enforced in the United States. Methods and writing classes cover U.S. legal institutions; sources of law and how to use them in analysis, especially opinions of state or "common law" courts; formats and style for effective written communication with U.S. educated lawyers; avoidance of plagiarism and exam taking. The objective is to learn partially through resolution of problems in writing, by assuming the role of a U.S. lawyer arguing a case related to, but significantly distinct from, case precedent. Professors in written comments and personal conferences stress prediction of probable court holdings through analysis and synthesis of judicial opinions and use of facts in analogical reasoning. Research classes instruct and give practice exercises in locating and using both paper and electronic sources and tools to prepare for the Intro to U.S. Law & Methods II course, seminars and individual research projects or dissertations. Students will meet 3 hours per week with Profs Greenhaw and/or Koby, and 1 hour per week for research lab with Prof. Luo. 3 units.

SUPERVISED MOOT COURT
W79 500 LAW

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. Approval forms are found in the Student Forms area near the student mailboxes or on the web at http://ls.wustl.edu/Registrar/Forms.   Students wishing to do a supervised moot court are required to read the full description of supervised moot court found in Faculty Rule (G)(7) at   http://law.wustl.edu/Students/Rules/facultyrules.html.  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.] 1 unit. varied professors

SUPERVISED PRACTICUM
W74 662G LAW

Students interested in pursuing a Supervised Practicum must write a petition to the faculty and turn in the Supervised Practicum approval form to the mailbox of Prof. Dan Keating, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, prior to the first day of classes in the semester the student plans to do the Supervised Practicum. There is no guarantee that a student will be able to do a Supervised Practicum; a student's ability to take this course will always be a function of finding a willing and able full-time faculty member and supervising attorney at the practicum site who will agree to supervise the project. 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. Students wishing to do a supervised practicum are required to read the full description of supervised practicum found in Faculty Rule (G)(6) at   http://law.wustl.edu/Students/Rules/facultyrules.html.  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 or on the web at http://ls.wustl.edu/Registrar/Forms . Credit variable, max 3 units. varied professors

SUPERVISED RESEARCH
W74 695 LAW

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 the Registrar's Office 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 at 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.  Students wishing to do a supervised research are required to read the full description of supervised research found in Faculty Rule (G)(5) at   http://law.wustl.edu/Students/Rules/facultyrules.html.   Faculty members are limited to supervising no more than 6 students per year in either Supervised Research, Supervised Practicum, or Supervised Moot Court. Registering for Supervised Research online is not a guarantee that the student is enrolled - the steps described in the above description must also be satisfied. Credit variable, max 3 units. varied professors

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