OFFICE OF THE LAW SCHOOL REGISTRAR 


 

SUMMER  2002 COURSE DIRECTORY


 

 

 


 

  GENERAL INFORMATION 

Summer courses are open to all matriculated Washington University law students and non-Washington University law students currently in good standing at their law school. Students from other law schools must present a letter of good standing from their law school. Pending permission of the professor and the School of Law Registrar, School of Law classes are open to individuals possessing an undergraduate degree from a U.S. college/university, or a law degree from a non-U.S. university; however, credits earned cannot be applied de facto toward a W.U. School of Law degree. Non-law students who are not enrolled in a graduate program at W.U. must present a copy of their undergraduate transcript or diploma. Law students may take a maximum of 7 credit hours in the summer session and earn up to one-third of a semester residency credit. 

REGISTRATION 

Open registration for summer classes begins immediately. Registration forms are available from the "Student Forms and Information" hanging files to the far left of the student mailboxes or on the web at http://law.wustl.edu/Registrar/Forms/. Completed forms should be returned to the counter in Room 303, the School of Law Registrar's Office, which is open Monday through Friday (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.). Students may also mail or fax their Registration forms to: Office of the Registrar, Washington University School of Law, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1120, St. Louis, MO 63130; Fax: 314-935-6959. On-line registration is not available for summer school. To register with priority for an externship (see descriptions), students should submit a "Summer Judicial Clerkship and Lawyering Practice Externship Pre-Registration" form by Friday, April 5. These forms are also available by the student mailboxes and on the web and should be turned in to the box on the counter in Room 303, faxed, or mailed. Registration questions may be directed to:

Karma Jenkins, kqjenkins@wulaw.wustl.edu , 314-935-4610 or 

Jeanne Heil-Chapdelaine, jheil@wulaw.wustl.edu , 314-935-7458. 

 

SEMESTER INFORMATION 

Classes begin Monday, May 20, 2002 and end Thursday, June 20, 2002. During the week beginning May 27 (Memorial Day), classes with Monday meetings will meet on Friday, unless the professor makes other arrangements for the class. 

TENTATIVE EXAMINATION SCHEDULE 

Introduction to Intellectual Property Law, Monday, June 24, time TBA 

TUITION 

Tuition for the summer session is $825 per credit hour. Tuition payment is due by the first day of class. Late fees will be charged on a daily basis beginning Monday, June 3, 2002. Any students who have not paid tuition by June 20, 2002, will not be permitted to examine in or receive credit for their course.

SUMMER SESSION 2002 COURSES

ADVANCED LEGAL WRITING 

Koby 

W74-523E (3 hrs.) 

M-Tu-W-Th 

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Enrollment Limit: 24 

This course will develop students' writing skills by guiding them through the process of researching for and writing a scholarly article either on a recent Supreme Court case (pending or decided), or a recently enacted state or federal statute. The first component of the course will be devoted to the development of legal research skills including research strategies, research in public records, constitutional law research, statutes, legislative histories, and non-legal research. The remainder of the course will be devoted to the refinement of writing skills, focusing particularly on organization, use of authority, and development of an effective writing style. 

INTRODUCTION TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW 

Madison 

W74-647C (3 hrs.) 

M-Tu-W-Th 

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

This course will introduce students to the law of intellectual property, concentrating primarily on federal trademark, patent, and copyright law. The course will also explore how these areas of intellectual property law relate to the larger law of unfair competition, and to other fields of intellectual property law, particularly the law of trade secrets. Students interested in exploring intellectual property law are encouraged to enroll in this course first, and then to take either Patents & Trade Secrets or Copyrights & Related Rights, or both. The grade for this course will be based on a timed essay-based final exam. The course grade may also be based in part on an outside writing or drafting exercise. Regular class attendance and preparation are required; failure to meet this requirement will result in disenrollment. 

PRETRIAL PRACTICE & PROCEDURE 

Shields 

W74-658X (3 hrs.) 

M-Tu & Th 

6:00 p.m. - 8:40 p.m. 

Enrollment Limit: 16 

This course will focus on developing the skills necessary for effective client representation at the pretrial stage of litigation, from the initial interview through settlement negotiations, in the context of employment litigation. The drafting and in-class simulation exercises are centered around two principal cases -- both dealing with allegedly unlawful job terminations. Successful completion of the written and in-class exercises will require mastery of basic lawyering skills, as well as the ability to analyze the factual situations presented under the appropriate substantive laws. Thus, students should expect to do some legal research in order to learn and correctly apply the relevant employment laws. There will be daily reading assignments and regular individual written assignments, such as pleadings, discovery requests, and settlement documents. Students are also expected to participate in simulations of the lawyering process in each class. The course will be graded on a modified pass/fail basis. Grades will be based on performance on written assignments, in-class simulations and participation in class discussion. Course work in Professional Ethics, Evidence, Employment Law and Employment Discrimination may be helpful if taken before this course, but are not prerequisites. 

SPORTS LAW 

Yasser 

W74-510B (3 hrs.) 

M-Tu & Th 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.; 

W 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

The course covers legal issues related to both amateur sports and professional sports. In connection with amateurism, the topics include: (1) Legal relationships arising out of the athletic scholarship; (2) Amateur sports organization and state action; (3) The nature of the right to participate; (4) Sexual discrimination in amateur athletics; (5) Amateur sports organizations and the antitrust laws. The professional sports topics include: (1) The player - club contractual relationship; (2) The player - agent relationship; (3) Antitrust and labor law issues in professional team sports; (4) Arbitration; (5) Relationships of teams in a league; (6) The fledgling league versus the established league. Issues related to tort and criminal liability for sports activities will also be covered, as well as disability issues as they pertain to sports. The first class meeting will be Thursday, May 23 (not Monday, May 20), with longer class meetings on Wednesdays instead. There is no final examination. The final grade is based on a variety of projects which are assigned during the course of the semester. For example, students typically will negotiate a professional player's contract, draft memos and opinions arising out of selected problems, and conduct mini-trials of sports cases.  

EXTERNSHIPS 

Special deadlines apply for the courses listed below. Students must submit the Summer Judicial Clerkship and Lawyering Practice Externship Pre-registration Form and the regular Summer School Registration Form (found in the "Student Forms & Information" hanging files near the student mailboxes or on the web at http://law.wustl.edu/Registrar/index.asp?id=2131 ) to the Registrar's Office, Room 303, by Friday, April 5 to register with priority. These deadlines are necessitated by special circumstances surrounding requirements of placement sites, along with the goal of continuing excellent relationships between WUSL and the judges/attorneys who supervise our students. After April 5, interested students may still be able to be placed in a summer externship, but each student will be handled on a case by case basis by Professor Bobinette. Lawyering Practice Externship placements will be handled by Professor Bobinette on an individual basis, while Judicial Clerkship placements will be arranged on the schedule specified below. 

NOTE: Clinical opportunities, including Judicial Clerkship, which are offered during the academic year have enrollment limits, often with waiting lists for second-year law students or third years who have already had a clinic. 

JUDICIAL CLERKSHIP EXTERNSHIP 

Bobinette

W74-654 (3 or 4 credit hours) 

Days and Times to be arranged. 

Enrollment limited: 12 

Students who will not have completed a) at least 12 credits of upper level law courses and b) a course in legal ethics by the beginning of the clerkship should speak with either Prof. Bobinette (621-9550) or Prof. Karen Tokarz, Director of Clinical Education (935-6414, Room 584), for permission to enroll in this externship. 

Pre-registration: Submit form for pre-registration (found by student mailboxes or on the web at http://law.wustl.edu/Registrar/index.asp?id=2131 ) by Friday, April 5, 2002. Open registration continues, based on placement availablility. Professor Bobinette will work with interested students on an individual basis. There will be a group orientation meeting on Monday, April 8 (4:00 p.m., Room 309). Placement preference forms will be distributed to students by the Clinical Office and are due back to the Clinical Office, Room 589, on Tuesday, April 9. Placements will be assigned by Professor Bobinette to students thereafter. Students will have the opportunity to accept/reject their placement site within one day of receiving notification of their placement. If a placement is accepted, the student may not drop and will receive a grade of pass or fail. Please direct questions about placement sites to Professor Bobinette at 621-9550, or the clinical staff in Room 589, at 935-5599 or 935-6419. 

Students in this externship learn advocacy and litigation skills working as part-time law clerks with state and federal trial appellate judges in Missouri and Illinois. Students observe civil and criminal litigation from the judicial perspective. Students develop advanced legal research and writing skills through drafting legal memoranda relevant to cases pending before the courts. This course will be graded on a pass /fail basis. Students in this course must work a minimum of 147 hours for 3 credits or 196 hours for 4 credits over a period of six to ten weeks. Students are strongly encouraged to spread the work out over a ten-week period. Students may begin work before the beginning of regular summer school courses through arrangement with the instructor. 

WITHDRAWAL POLICY: In the interest of maintaining excellent relationships with our placement sites, once students have accepted placement, they may not drop this course, and will receive a grade of pass or fail (65 under the old grading system or 70 under the new system). 

LAWYERING PRACTICE EXTERNSHIPS 

Bobinette 

W74-798A (4 hrs) 

Days and Times to be arranged. 

Enrollment limit: 12 

Students who have not completed a course in legal ethics by the beginning of the externship should speak with either Prof. Bobinette (621-9550) or Prof. Karen Tokarz, Director of Clinical Education (935-6414, Room 584) for permission to enroll. Also, particular prerequisites may apply depending upon the externship. Students should speak directly with Professor Bobinette or Professor Tokarz regarding required experience or pre-requisites as they vary according to the externship. 

Pre-registration: Submit form for pre-registration (found by student mailboxes or on the web at http://law.wustl.edu/Registrar/index.asp?id=2131 ) by Friday, April 5, 2002. Open registration continues, based on placement availability. Professor Bobinette will work with interested students on an individual basis. There will be a group orientation meeting on Monday, April 8 (4:30 p.m., Room 309). Once a student accepts his or her placement, the student may not drop the course. A student who accepts a placement will receive a grade of pass or fail. 

Students in various lawyering practice externships learn advocacy and litigation skills working in off-campus law offices under the supervision of clinical field supervisors. Students may handle cases in civil or criminal matters and have the opportunity to work in public or private offices. Students engage in various phases of lawyering practice, including interviewing, counseling, investigation, drafting, negotiation, and settlement. Students who are Rule 13 certified may participate in legal hearings, motions, trials, and appeals. Rule 13 applications can be picked up in the Student Forms and Information area near the student mailboxes. To be eligible for Rule 13 certification, students must have completed at least 42 credits. 

Students may work at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (and possibly other public interest offices handling landlord/tenant, consumer, domestic relations, government benefits, education, and mental health cases); in the Public Defender's Office, working in the misdemeanor, juvenile, or felony units; in the criminal and civil divisions of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the E.D. Mo. in St. Louis; or in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission district office in St. Louis. This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis. 

NOTE: Students interested in working at the U.S. Attorney's Office must submit F.B.I. clearance paperwork to the U.S. Attorney's Office by the end of March (check with Jan Bender, 539-7624, at the U.S. Attorney's Office to verify exact date and find out about other details). Students interested in working at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri or the Public Defender's office should ideally be Rule 13 certified. Rule 13 certification is also recommended for placement at the E.E.O.C. Rule 13 applications can be picked up by the student mailboxes. To be eligible for Rule 13 certification, students must have completed at least 42 credits. 

Students in this course must work a minimum of 196 hours over a period of six to ten weeks. Students are strongly encouraged to spread the work out over a ten-week period. Students may begin work before the beginning of regular summer school courses through arrangement with the instructor and placement site. 

WITHDRAWAL POLICY: In the interest of maintaining excellent relationships with our placement sites, once students have accepted placement, they may not drop this course, and will receive a grade of pass or fail (65 under the old grading system or 70 under the new system).