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Fall 2002

Last updated: 8/11/02


Global Studies Law Review

 John Haley

W77 596S SEC 01 Second Year (0 hrs. - 2 hrs. posted to 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 of the first year of Law School. Second year students receive 0 credits in the fall semester and 2 credits in the spring semester for this year-long course; Third year students receive 1 credit each semester.

Intro. to U.S. Law and Methods I

(3 hours)

W77 729A SEC 01:
MON WED 3:00-4:00 & TUE 12:00-1:00 -Leigh Greenhaw / Lee Marshall
THU  12:00-1:00 - Wei Luo

W77 729A SEC 02: 
MON WED 4:00-5:00 & TUE 12:00-1:00 -Leigh Greenhaw / Lee Marshall
THU 1:00-2:00 - Wei Luo

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 substantive American law, methods of U.S. common law and statutory analysis, paper and electronic research in U.S. law libraries, U.S. legal vocabulary and rhetorical preferences. Actual 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. Assignments include client letters and office memoranda; student/professor conferences on written work and revision are integral to the teaching. On Tuesday both sections meet together for presentations by faculty.  There is no final exam.

Journal of Law and Policy

Charles McManis
Karen Tokarz

W75 616S SEC 01 Second Year (0 hrs. - 2 hrs. posted to 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 of the first year of law school. Second Year students receive 0 credits in the fall semester and 2 credits in the spring semester for this year-long course; Third Year students receive 1 credit each semester. Credit to be determined in each case.

Law Quarterly

Ted Ruger

W77-598S SEC 01 Second Year (0 hrs - 2 hrs. posted to 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 of the first year of law school. Second year students receive 0 credits in the fall semester and 2 credits in the spring semester for this year-long course; Third year students receive 1 credit each 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. Students must submit a Supervised Moot Court approval form. 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 hours)

One to three hours 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 class each semester.

Supervised Research

(Varies)

W74 695 SEC 01                         (1-3 hours)
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 Associate 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. Credit variable, max 3 hours.

Teaching Assistant

Jo Ellen Lewis

W74-600J SEC 01                        (1 hr - per semester)

Students chosen as a Teaching Assistant receive one unit of academic credit per semester for this year-long Teaching Assistantship. These students assist the legal writing professors throughout the year by helping prepare potential research assignments, drafting bench memoranda regarding potential research assignments and being accessible to first-year students as the students research and draft their assignments. Students chosen for this position will engage in significant research and writing during the course of the year. 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, moot court programs, or in summer employment. Interested students should submit (in April, to apply for the following year) a cover letter and resume regarding their interest in the position, including the nature of their legal research and writing experience. Students should indicate in their cover letter whether or not they have taken Advanced Legal Research or plan to enroll in that course during their third-year of law school. Applicants should send their cover letter and resume to the Legal Writing Professor whom they would prefer to assist. Those applicants who do not have a preference should submit their resume to Professor Jo Ellen Lewis.