ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH
W74-523B sec 01 (2 hrs)
TUE THU 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Enrollment limit: 20
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to important legal research
materials not covered in the first year research and writing program. Topics
to be covered include: federal legislative history research, research in international
law, research in selected foreign jurisdictions, legal research using electronic
databases and the use of the publications available in each topic area. Questions
to be addressed include: where does one start; why is one publication better
than the other; when does one use electronic instead of print publications;
when does one end the information gathering process? The final grade will be
based on three short assignments (10% each), one longer bibliographic essay
(60%) and class attendance and participation (10%).
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION
Gregory Upchurch / Bryan Wheelock
W75-530A sec 01 (3 hrs)
TUE THU 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment limit: 20
This applied skills course will offer practical experience in dealing with
pretrial and trial litigation issues unique to patent, copyright, trademark,
and trade secret litigation. Students enrolling in the course will find it helpful
to have had or be enrolled in Evidence, Intellectual Property Law, Copyright
and Related Rights, Patent and Trade Secret Law, and/or Unfair Trade Practices.
INTERNATIONAL MOOT COURT TEAM
W75-612S sec 01 (2 hrs)
Enrollment limit: 5
Students will be selected for the International Moot Court Team by fall tryouts
open only to 2L’s. (Information about tryouts will be distributed to students
at the beginning of the school year.) The team will work together to prepare
an appellate brief or memorial and will participate in the Philip C. Jessup
International Law Regional, and potentially National and International competition.
The course grade is credit/no credit; one credit hour posted in the fall semester,
and the other credit hour posted in the spring semester. The team also will
function as a board and run the tryouts for the following year.
Pre/co-requisite (subject to waiver by special permission of instructor):
International Law, International Criminal Law, or Immigration, Citizenship,
& International Human Rights Seminar.
Hon. David Noce
W74-716A sec 01 (2 hrs)
THU 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Enrollment limit: 16
Theories and practice of the jury instruction process are presented from the
perspectives of the judge, the attorneys, the jury, and the appellate courts.
Attendance and preparation are expected. No final exam is administered, but
students will prepare instructions and submit a research project at the conclusion
of the semester.
MOOT COURT (WILEY RUTLEDGE)
JoEllen Lewis / Ann Shields
W75-604S sec 01 (1 hr)
Enrollment limit: 96
Each student must, together with a partner, prepare an appellate brief of passable
quality and present a minimum of two oral arguments of passable quality. Students
must also attend two mandatory seminars on oral arguments and brief writing.
This course is graded pass/fail.
PRETRIAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE (PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION)
W74-658L sec 01 - FRI 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Kimberly Norwood
W74-658L sec 02 - WED 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Tammy Walsh
W74-658L sec 03 - MON 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Vanessa Keith
W74-658L sec 04 - THU 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Ted MacDonald
Enrollment limit: 12 per section (3 hrs)
This course focuses on the trial phase of litigation from the perspective of
a practicing attorney. The first part of the course will be devoted to learning
about and performing various aspects of the trial of a lawsuit, including the
development of a theory and theme, jury selection, opening statement, direct
and cross-examination of lay witnesses and experts, the use and introduction
of real and demonstrative evidence, and closing argument. Toward the end of
the semester, students will prepare for and conduct a complete trial. Required
work for the course will include both reading and written assignments. Students
also will be required to prepare extensively for simulations. The class will
meet once a week for at least three (and sometimes up to three and one half)
hours. For approximately one hour of that time, the entire class will meet with
Professor Goldwasser and at least one of the adjunct professors. For the remainder
of the time, students will meet in small groups with the adjunct professors.
The course will be graded on a modified pass/fail basis (high-pass, pass, low-pass,
fail). Grade will be determined by the student's performance on written and
simulation assignments and participation in class discussion. Regular attendance
Prerequisite: Students must have completed Evidence prior to taking
this course; Pretrial is not a prerequisite for Trial.
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 Trial
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
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, (i.e., any time after midnight on that date), 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 (whether high-pass, pass,
low-pass, or fail) for the course.