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Fall 2000


INTRODUCTION TO U.S. LAW AND METHODS (2 hrs) Leigh Greenhaw
(FOR INTERNATIONAL LLM STUDENTS ONLY)  
W77-729A sec 01 - MON 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. and THU 12:00-1:00 p.m.
This class is designed to introduce international LL.M. students to U.S. 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
  (VARIES)
W79-500A sec 01 (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 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 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 Dan Keating no later than the first day of classes each semester.

SUPERVISED RESEARCH
  (VARIES)
W74-695 sec 01 (1-3 hrs)  
May only be taken for academic credit (flexible 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. 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.

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP (assisting first year students)
Robin Wellford
W74-600E sec 01                                                    (1 hr - per semester)
Students chosen as Teaching Assistants receive one unit of academic credit per semester. These students 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, in a law school seminar or in summer employment. Interested students should submit (in April, to apply for the following year) their name, address and phone number and the nature of their legal research and writing experience to Professor Wellford.

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
(assisting international LLM students)

Leigh Greenhaw
W74-600I sec 01                                                     (1 hr - per semester)
Students chosen as Teaching Assistants receive one unit of academic credit per semester. These students will assist Leigh Greenhaw, teacher of the Introduction to U.S. Law & Methods course for LL.M. International Students, 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 international LL.M. 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, in a law school seminar or in summer employment. Interested students should submit (in April, to apply for the following year) their name, address and phone number and the nature of their legal research and writing experience to Leigh Greenhaw.