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APPLIED LAWYERING SKILLS
Fall 2001
 


ADVANCED TRIAL ADVOCACY                                        David Rosen
W75-503A sec 01                        (2 hrs)

                                            Course Canceled

BUSINESS PLANNING & DRAFTING                         Robert Newmark
[A Practice-Oriented Approach to Complex Business Transactions]
W74-583F sec 01                        (3 hrs)
TUE 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. and THU 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Enrollment limit: 20
This course will offer students an opportunity to learn about the role of a business lawyer in business transactions. The course will focus on developing practical skills; negotiation, drafting, and organization. Classes will involve significant role-playing opportunities. The course is structured around an integrated series of transactions involving the hypothetical sale of a closely-held business. Students will be exposed to legal issues involved with a letter of intent, tax and other structuring considerations, financing methods, regulatory complications, due diligence efforts, negotiating a stock purchase agreement, side agreements including a consulting agreement, and will culminate with a mock closing of the transaction. Practicing attorneys may be called upon for "guest" lectures. There is no final examination. There will be an attendance policy. Grading for the course will be based on several drafting assignments, in-class negotiation sessions, and general class participation. Students will be divided early in the semester into buyers and sellers, and will work as a team with their similarly designated colleagues throughout the course. Students will be expected to devote some time outside of class working with their "opposing" counsel to complete transaction documents. The class will meet twice weekly: one one-hour lecture and one two-hour role-playing session. Prerequisite: Corporations

ENTERTAINMENT LAW PLANNING & DRAFTING 
W74-528B sec 01                                       Jeff Michelman / Donna Schmitt
MON WED 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Enrollment limit: 24                       (3 hrs)
This applied-skills course will offer practical experience in dealing with transactional and litigation issues unique to the practice of entertainment law. The class will cover agreement common to movies, television, live theater, music, and print publishing. Drafting assignments will relate to creative control, credit, compensation, transfer of rights, and related issues. Grading is based upon drafting assignments and class participation. Students enrolling in the course will find it helpful to have had, or be enrolled in Introduction to Intellectual Property Law, Copyright and Related Rights, and/or Unfair Trade Practices.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LICENSING: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND E-COMMERCE PLANNING AND DRAFTING
W75-530D sec. 01 
                                   Charles Fendell / Dennis Kennedy
TUE THU 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment limit = 24                     (3 hrs)
This course will explore the issues and techniques involved in planning for intellectual property, electronic commerce and information technology transactions and drafting supporting legal documents. You will develop an understanding of how to draft clear and comprehensive legal documents for these types of transactions through a series of weekly drafting assignments. The course will be based on real-world examples and there will be no course book. Drafting assignments may include client letters, software development agreements, electronic rights licenses, work made for hire agreements, distribution/reseller agreements, institutional and end-user licenses, original equipment manufacturers (OEM) agreements, online service provider agreements, electronic data interchange (EDI) agreements, source code escrow agreements, electronic commerce agreements, patent licenses, non-disclosure and employment agreements, trade secret licenses and trademark assignments and licenses. Regular attendance and class participation are required. The grade for the course will be based on the drafting assignments and class participation. Although there is no formal prerequisite, you will find it helpful to have had or be enrolled in: Introduction to IP Law, Trademark & Unfair Competition; Copyright and Related Rights; Cyberspace Law; Intellectual Property Litigation; Patent and Trade Secret Law; Trademark Practice. (Note: this course will not be taught if fewer than 8 students are enrolled as of August 13, 2001, one week before classes begin.)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION 
W75-530B sec 01                              Gregory Upchurch / Bryan Wheelock
TUE THU 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment limit: 24                        (3 hrs)
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, Intro to Intellectual Property Law, Copyright and Related Rights, Patent and Trade Secret Law, and/or Unfair Trade Practices.

INTERNATIONAL MOOT COURT TEAM
                            Leila Sadat
W75-612S sec 01
Enrollment limit: 5                          (2 hrs)
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/corequisite (subject to waiver by special permission of instructor): International Law. [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.]

JURY INSTRUCTIONS                                                   Hon. David Noce
W74-716A sec 01
THU 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.                     (2 hrs)
Enrollment limit: 30
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. Students are required to obtain the coursebook from Support Services (Room 301) and the Jury Instructions Drafting Workbook available in the University Campus Bookstore.

MOOT COURT (WILEY RUTLEDGE)             Bill Dorothy / Ann Shields
W75-604S sec 01
Enrollment limit: 96                         (1 hr)
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 credit / no credit. [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.]

PRETRIAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE (PERSONAL INJURY
LITIGATION)
                                                                       Kim Norwood
W74-658L sec 01 - WED 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Matthew Homann
W74-658L sec 02 - WED 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Tammy Walsh
W74-658L sec 03 - THU 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Ted MacDonald
W74-658L sec 04 - MON 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Vanessa Keith
W74-658L sec 05 - THU 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Hon. Sandra Hemphill
Enrollment limit: 12 per section
      (3 hrs)
This course covers the pretrial phase of civil litigation -- from client contact through final trial preparation and settlement negotiation. During the course of the semester students will "litigate" two personal injury actions. While most work will be individual, students sometimes will work in teams. There will be written assignments, such as pleadings, discovery requests and settlement documents. Students will be required to prepare extensively for the simulations. The course is graded on a modified pass/fail basis (HP90, P, LP74, F65). The final grade will be determined by the student's performance on written assignments, simulations, and participation in class discussions. A course from the ethics curriculum and Evidence may be helpful if taken before or simultaneously with this course but are not prerequisites.
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 Pretrial 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 MONDAY, AUGUST 13, (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 (HP90, P, LP74, F65) for the course.

TRADEMARK PRACTICE            Larry Evans/Frank Hellwig/Tom Polcyn
W74-623D sec 01                     (3 hrs)
MON WED 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.           
Enrollment limit: 24
This course will offer practical skills training in the four phases of trademark practice-acquisition of rights, enforcement of rights, and exploitation and transfer of rights. The course will be taught by the problem method and will focus primarily on the development of planning and drafting skills. Weekly problems will include an initial client interview, selecting appropriate forms of protection and clearance, filing the application, responding to common rejections, opposition and cancellation proceedings, dealing with infringement, including claims, defenses, evidence and remedies in judicial proceedings, administrative protection of trademarks, mergers and acquisitions, and licensing. Students enrolling in the course will find it helpful to have been enrolled in Intro to Intellectual Property Law and/or Unfair Trade Practices.  

TRIAL PRACTICE & PROCEDURE                        Katherine Goldwasser
W74-597M sec 01                    (3 hrs)
MON 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. and THU 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Enrollment limit: 48
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 two complete trials. 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 twice a week for a total of three hours, divided between one 1-hour session and one 2 hour-session. In the 1-hour session, the entire class will meet with Professor Goldwasser. In the 2-hour session, students will meet in small groups with the adjunct professors. The course will be graded on a modified pass/fail basis (HP90, P, LP74, F65). Grade will be determined by the student's performance on written and simulation assignments and participation in class discussion. Regular attendance is required. 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 policy is in effect: IF YOU ARE ENROLLED IN THIS COURSE AFTER MONDAY, AUGUST 13, (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 for the course and risks receiving a failing grade (65).

WILEY RUTLEDGE MOOT COURT (See MOOT COURT.) 
                                                                          Bill Dorothy / Ann Shields