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Miscellaneous
Fall 2001
 


INTRODUCTION TO U.S. LAW AND METHODS I         Leigh Greenhaw
(FOR INT'L LLM & EXCHANGE STUDENTS)    (3 hrs)    K. Lee Marshall
W77-729A sec 01-MON 3:00 - 4:00 TUE WED THU  12:00 - 1:00 p.m.         
W77-729A sec 02-TUE THU 3:00 - 4:00 WED 12:00 - 1:00 FRI 9:00 10:00 

This class is designed to introduce graduate or upper level students who did not receive their legal education in the U.S. to the nature of legal sources and the norms of legal reasoning in U.S. law. International LL.M. students are expected to take this course. It includes an overview of the fundamentals of various areas of American law, the U.S. court system, U.S. methods of case and statutory analysis, paper and electronic research in U.S. law libraries, U.S. legal vocabulary and rhetorical preferences. Resolution of legal problems and its communication orally and in writing to native English-speaking, U.S. educated lawyers is the primary means of learning. Student/professor individual conferences on written work and revision of the work are integral to the teaching. There is no exam. The class meets twice weekly.

GLOBAL STUDIES LAW REVIEW                                           John Haley
W77-596S sec 01 Second Year (2 hrs - added to record after spring semester)
W77-696S sec 01 Third Year (1 hr - per semester)
Students are selected for the reviews through a writing competition at the end of the spring semester.

JOURNAL OF LAW & POLICY                                                       TBA
W75-616S sec 01 Second Year (2 hrs - added to record after spring semester)
W75-716S sec 01 Third Year (1 hr - per semester)
Students are selected for the reviews through a writing competition at the end of the spring semester.

LAW QUARTERLY                                                                           TBA
W77-598S sec 01 Second Year (2 hrs - added to record after spring semester)
W77-698S sec 01 Third Year (1 hr - per semester)
Students are selected for the reviews through a writing competition at the end of the spring 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 (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 Dean Katherine 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. 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. Faculty members are limited to supervising no more than 6 students per year in either Supervised Research, Supervised Practicum, or Supervised Moot Court.

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP (assisting first year students)   Jo Ellen Lewis
W74-600J 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 Lewis.