Upper Level Clinics - Fall 2006

Є - Courses that satisfy the ethics requirement 
(See list of ethics curriculum courses at /Registrar/Coursedir/

IP - Courses that are part of the curriculum for the LL.M. in IP & Technology Law degree  (These courses are open to JD students, unless otherwise noted in course description; See IP LLM curriculum at /Registrar/Coursedir/).

[Deadline for pre-registration for clinical courses – for Fall 2006 and Spring 2007 – is 12:00 noon on Mon, March 27, 2006. After that date, interested students should email Colleen Erker,erker@wustl.edu; however, the odds of getting into a clinical courses diminish after the pre-registration deadline. Waitlists for clinical courses are not kept in WebSTAC.]

Appellate Clinic (DBL)
W74 800A LAW
01 TBA La Pierre / Gans / Marshall
Enrollment limit: 8 [Note Mon, May 1, 2006, drop deadline. This deadline is strictly enforced. Interested students should submit their clinic preferences online by 12:00 noon
on Mon, March 27, 2006, at /registrar/prereg/clinicpre.asp. After this date, it is unlikely that a spot will be available, but interested students may ask to have their names added to the waitlist by emailing erker@wustl.edu. Interested students should read the clinic pre-registration information at the beginning of the law school course directory.] Students in this clinic represent a party in cases to be heard in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The clerk of the Court will assign two cases to the clinic, and students will work on all aspects of the appeal. In each case, one student will have an opportunity to argue. Each member of the clinic should be prepared to do extensive research and will have an opportunity to write and revise substantial portions of the brief. At the beginning of the semester, there will be a few regularly scheduled meetings - on a day and at a time convenient for the students and instructors. Later in the semester, students will meet in groups assigned to particular cases, and they must be prepared to meet as often as necessary to complete the appeal. If a suitable case is not available in the Court of Appeals, students may represent an amicus in a case to be heard by the United States Supreme Court. The course is graded on a modified pass/fail basis: HP94, P, LP78, F70. Students who are interested in participating in this clinic should submit a statement of interest and qualifications as part of the their pre-registration clinic materials. 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 Clinic 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 Mon. May 1, 2006, 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. At the beginning of the semester, there will be a few regularly scheduled meetings - on a day and at a time convenient for the students and instructors. Later in the semester, students will meet in groups assigned to particular cases, and they must be prepared to meet as often as necessary to complete the appeal. 4 units.

Civil Justice Clinic (JHA)
W74 797A LAW
01 TuTh 3:00p-4:30p Aiken
Enrollment limit: 8. [Note Mon, May 1, 2006, drop deadline. This deadline is strictly enforced. Interested students should submit their clinic preferences online by 12:00 noon on Monday, March 27, 2006, at /registrar/prereg/clinicpre.asp. After this date, it is unlikely that spots will be available, but interested students may ask to have their names added to the waitlist by emailing erker@wustl.edu. Interested students should read the clinic pre-registration information at the beginning of the law school course directory.] CJC Overview: A distinctive feature of the Civil Justice Clinic is that students take responsibility for all aspects of their client's case. Students certified to practice under Missouri Supreme Court Rule 13 appear in court under the supervision of licensed attorneys and act as primary counsel in these cases. They speak on behalf of clients and conduct hearings. The goal of the Civil Justice Clinic is to provide students with opportunities to actually engage in client representation, learn effective lawyering skills, grapple with ethical issues as they arise in the practice and develop the fundamental ability to learn from experience. CJC Clients: The Civil Justice Clinic represents low-income persons in a wide variety of civil matters, from individual representation to class action suits. In recent years, the Clinic's docket has included representation of survivors of domestic violence in order of protection proceedings, defending homeowners against predatory mortgage lending, and impact litigation on behalf of the homeless. The Clinic also handles clemency and parole hearings for battered women in prison. CJC Requirements: Clinic students are responsible for a broad array of legal work including client and witness interviewing, hearing and trial preparation, legal research, drafting pleadings and memoranda of law, and discovery. Students prepare proposed orders, plan direct examination and cross examination, and negotiate settlements or conduct trials. Students work under faculty supervision and assume direct responsibility for the cases. It is important to have Wednesday or Thursday morning free as court appearances generally occur at these times. Students must spend a minimum of 21 hours per week on clinic related work. Also, the time demands and sometimes odd hours of the Clinic are such that students who have another major time commitment, such as the Mock Trial Team or outside employment working more than 12 hours per week, simply will not be able to meet the course requirements, and therefore should not enroll. Additional Notes: The clinic office is located in the Law School. The course will be graded on a modified pass/fail basis: HP94, P, LP78, or F70. There is no final exam. The text for the course are collected readings. There are mandatory weekly seminar meetings, which meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. and mandatory weekly small group meetings at times to be determined. Students take primary responsibility for cases to which they are assigned and must complete litigation assignments in a timely manner. Pre/co requisites: Evidence and a course from the ethics curriculum (or permission of the instructor); Rule 13 certification strongly preferred. J.D./M.S.W. candidates are encouraged to apply. 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 Clinic 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 Mon. May 1, 2006, 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. 6 units.

Civil Rights & Community Justice Clinic (KLT)
W74 769E LAW
01 TuTh 3:00p-4:30p Tokarz
Enrollment limit: 8 [Note Mon, May 1, 2006, drop deadline. This deadline is strictly enforced. Interested students should submit their clinic preferences online by 12:00 noon on Mon, March 27, 2006, at /registrar/prereg/clinicpre.asp. After this date, it is unlikely that spot will be available, but interested students may ask to have their names added to the waitlist by emailing erker@wustl.edu. Students should read the clinic pre-registration information at the beginning of the law school course directory.] This clinical course provides students opportunities to engage in civil rights practice from a community-based perspective; to experience client advocacy and dispute resolution on behalf of clients through mediation, litigation, legislation, administrative practice and community education; to grapple with ethical issues that arise in practice; and to develop the fundamental ability to learn from experience. The Civil Rights and Community Justice Clinic has two components: 1) students work at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Legal Services AIDS Project, Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants, and on occasion in plaintiff law firms on pro bono cases, handling cases involving discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, immigration status, sex, age, HIV/AIDS, and disability in employment, education, and other areas. Students engage in client interviewing and counseling, case analysis and planning, problem solving, fact investigation, document drafting, negotiation, mediation, administrative practice, pre-trial practice, and trial practice. 2) Students receive 16 hours of mediation training, observe and participate in mediations, and participate in a civil rights community justice project sunder the supervision of Professor Tokarz. Students are expected to spend a minimum of 21 hrs. per week for 6 credits (17.5 credits for 5 credits) in the handling of their cases and projects; this number includes individual meetings with Professor Tokarz, the course seminar, and observations. The clinic seminar meets weekly and attendance is mandatory; thus, clinic students must keep their schedules open during these time slots. This course is graded on a modified pass/fail basis: HP94, P, LP78, F70. There is no final exam. There is no textbook for this course, but there are weekly reading and some writing assignments. Pre/co-requisites: A course from the ethics curriculum. The following courses are highly recommended and may affect your priority for placement: Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Immigration Law, Individual Rights & the Constitution, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Litigation Theory & Practice, Disability Rights Law Seminar, Feminist Legal Theory Seminar, Sexuality & the Law: Theory & Practice, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Theory & Practice. Students certified under Rule 13 may be given preference. 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 Clinic 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 Mon. May 1, 2006, 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.
6 units (4-5 with permission of instructor).

Criminal Justice Clinic (EH)
W74 790E LAW
01 T 3:30p-5:30p (at PD’s Office) Hughes
Enrollment limit: 8. [Note Mon, May 1, 2006, drop deadline. This deadline is strictly enforced.] Interested students should submit their clinic preferences online by 12:00 noon
on Mon, March 27, 2006, at /registrar/prereg/clinicpre.asp. After this date, it is unlikely that spot will be available, but interested students may ask to have their names added to the waitlist by emailing erker@wustl.edu. Be sure to read the clinic pre-registration information at the beginning of the law school course directory. Third year students receive preference.(If the clinic is not full, second year students may be offered openings with faculty permission.) Students who have completed Evidence, Pretrial, Trial, a course from the ethics curriculum, CJA I, or CJA II, may receive preference. Because the clinic is likely to involve court appearances, preference will be given to students who are certified under Rule 13 of the Missouri Supreme Court Rules. Students who are not certified under Rule 13 need the permission of Prof. Hughes to enroll. This clinic provides real life lawyering experience with the criminal justice system at the state trial level. The student's primary experience will be to serve as a Rule 13 certified attorney with the St. Louis County office of the Missouri Public Defender, which is the second largest criminal defense office in the state. The goal is for each student to: (1) conduct at least two, and hopefully more, preliminary hearings in felony cases; (2) to conduct multiple bond reduction negotiations and, when necessary, hearings for persons awaiting trial; (3) to second-chair at least one felony jury trial: and, if possible, (4) to take primary responsibility for at least one misdemeanor case serving as lead counsel at trial. In addition, students may take depositions, enter guilty pleas and participate in the sentencing phase, and participate in probation revocation hearings. At the PD office, students are likely to be actively involved in interviewing clients, investigating crime scenes, interviewing witnesses, performing legal research and writing memoranda and briefs, arguing motions in court, and participating in trials. Students have work carrels equipped with computers, telephones and a networked printer to facilitate their work on behalf of clients. In addition to his office in the law school, Professor Hughes maintains an office at the Public Defender site, works closely with students and supervising attorneys, directly supervises students on some cases, and is involved in the work they do with lawyers at the PD. Students may enroll for 5 or 6 credits, though the preference is for students to enroll for 6 credits. Students must work at least 17.5 hrs per week for 5 credits, and 21 hrs per week on clinical matters for 6 credits and can expect to spend most of this time away from the law school either at court or in the PD office adjacent to the courthouse. Each student must have at least two business day mornings (8:45 a.m. until at least noon) free because most court appearances take place in the morning. The preference is for the free mornings to be Monday through Thursday. Students also will meet as a class at the PD office from 3:30 - 5:30 PM on Tuesday. The overarching objective of this course will be to help students learn how to learn from their lawyering experiences. The lawyering skills students will use and develop include: problem solving, legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, factual investigation, client interviewing and counseling, communication skills, negotiation, litigation skills, organization and management of legal work, and recognizing and resolving ethical dilemmas. This course also will focus on the professional values of providing competent legal representation, improving the legal profession, and examining the legal profession's role in promoting justice, fairness, and morality There is no textbook, but there will be some reading assignments. This course will be graded on a modified pass/fail basis: HP94, P, LP78, F70. Specific requirements for receiving credit will be set by the professor. There will be no final exam.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 Clinic 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 Mon. May 1, 2006, 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. 5-6 units.

IP Intellectual Property and Business Formation Legal Clinic (DD)
W74 711C LAW
01 TuTh 3:00p-4:30p Deal
Enrollment limit: 8 [Note Mon, May 1, 2006, drop deadline; This deadline is strictly enforced.]
Interested students should submit their clinic preferences online by 12:00 noon on Mon, March 27, 2006, at /registrar/prereg/clinicpre.asp. After this date, it is unlikely that spot will be available, but interested students may ask to have their names added to the waitlist by emailing erker@wustl.edu. Be sure to read the clinic pre-registration information at the beginning of the law school course directory.
The IP/BF Legal Clinic will provide law students with opportunities to work with qualified IP counsel in providing early stage legal advice to innovators both within the University and in the wider community, to collaborate in interdisciplinary experiential learning activities with students from the Olin School of Business and the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and to provide IP and business formation legal services to clients who might otherwise not have access to competent legal counsel. The Clinic's activities will be devoted to four program areas, each of which will involve teams of two students, who will: 1) Participate in interdisciplinary innovation and entrepreneurship courses, such as the Senior Design Course in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Olin School's Hatchery course; 2) Work with St. Louis area IP attorneys to provide early stage legal advice to other innovators and entrepreneurs at the University and in the wider community, with a particular focus on business incubators in the St. Louis area; 3) Work with non-profit organizations such as: St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts, Missouri Small Business Development Centers in the St. Louis area, Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors, a nationwide intellectual property referral service established to help developing country clients find U.S. IP professionals to represent them in IP matters as a public service; and, 4) Work with two area research organizations - the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Donald Danforth Plant Sciences Center - on projects involving genetic resources, biotechnology, and the protection of traditional medicinal and agricultural knowledge. The Clinic office is located in the law school in Room 311. The course will be graded on a modified pass/fail basis: HP94, P, LP78, F70. There is no final exam. The text for the course will be photocopied materials available for purchase. The weekly seminar meetings are mandatory. Pre/co-requisites: One or more introductory IP course and a course from the ethics curriculum (or permission of the instructor). To enroll in this Clinic, students 1) must have completed one of the introductory IP courses (Patent Law, Copyrights & Related Rights, or Trademarks & Unfair Competition) and a course from the ethics curriculum; and 2) must either have completed or be enrolled in one of the IP practical skills courses or one of the IP seminars. Priority and Wait Lists: Please note that there will be three waitlists corresponding with the program areas. Because the first two of the Clinic's listed program areas will require a patent law background, while the last two will not, the final program area will require that a student will have taken or be enrolled in an International IP Law course. Students seeking to enroll in this Clinic will be placed on one or more of the following three priority/wait lists: 1) Students with an undergraduate educational background in the physical sciences or engineering, who have taken Patent Law and either have taken or are enrolled in one of the IP practical skills courses or IP seminars; 2) Students who have taken an introductory IP course and either have taken or are enrolled in one of the IP practical skills courses or IP seminars; and 3) Students who have taken one of the introductory IP courses and either have taken or are enrolled in an International IP Law course. If students are qualified for more than one priority/wait list, they may specify which wait list they wish their name to appear or may specify that they wish their name to be placed on any list for which they are qualified; in the latter case, however, they will not be given priority over a student whose name appears on only that list. 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 Clinic 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 Mon. May 1, 2006, 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. 6 units; 4-5 with permission of instructor.

Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic (ML)
W74 704B LAW
01 W 1:00p-3:00p Lipeles
Enrollment limited to 8. [Note drop deadline: Mon, May 1, 2006. This deadline is strictly enforced.] Interested students should submit their clinic preferences online by 12:00 noon on Mon, March 27, 2006, at /registrar/prereg/clinicpre.asp. After this date, it is unlikely that spots will be available, but interested students may ask to have their names added to the waitlist by emailing erker@wustl.edu. Be sure to read the clinic pre-registration information at the beginning of the law school course directory.This clinical course teaches students how to work in interdisciplinary teams representing public interest, environmental or community organizations on interdisciplinary, environmental matters. The clinic offers experience in first-chair responsibility for complex litigation, advocacy in multi-party settings, legislation drafting, and strategic planning. Prior interest or experience in environmental cases is not required. Students might be assigned to handle matters involving the following activities: representing clients in federal, state, and local administrative or court litigation; drafting proposed legislation; commenting on proposed regulations, permits, environmental impact statements or environmental assessments, and similar documents; and evaluating matters for potential future action. The goal is that for each project, students will have primary responsibility for handling the matter, and the professor will play a secondary, supervisory role. Students will learn to work with technical experts (including environmental engineering, environmental science, and/or medical students on their team) to investigate facts, to develop and analyze legal strategies, and to communicate effectively among the team, with clients, and with adverse and other interested parties. Students must work at least an average of 21 hours per week on clinic matters, including attendance at and participation each week in: a two-hour seminar for all students in the course; at least one individual meeting with the professor; and one group meeting involving the student team assigned to each project and the professor(s). The course will be graded on a modified pass/fail basis: HP94, P, LP78, F70. The professor will set specific requirements for receiving credit. There will be no final exam. There will be reading and writing assignments in conjunction with client work and/or the seminar. Pre/co-requisites: Environmental Law and Administrative Law. (Requests to waive one, but not both, of the pre/co-requisites may be requested by attaching a statement to the back of the Clinic Pre-Registration Form.) Students who are eligible to be certified under Rule 13 of the Missouri Supreme Court Rules will receive preference in clinic enrollment. 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 Clinic 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 Mon. May 1, 2006, 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. [This is a 6 credit course; however, 4 or 5 units may be possible with the professor's permission.] Credit variable, max 6 units.

Judicial Clerkship (CWB)
W74 654 LAW
01 M 5:30p-7:30p Bobinette
Enrollment limit: 14. Interested students should submit their clinic preferences online by 12:00 noon on Mon, March 27, 2006, at /registrar/prereg/clinicpre.asp. After this date, it is unlikely that spot will be available, but interested students may ask to have their names added to the waitlist by emailing erker@wustl.edu. Be sure to read the clinic pre-registration information at the beginning of the law school course directory. This externship course offers students a structured, hands-on exposure to civil and criminal litigation from the judicial perspective. Students work as part-time law clerks under the supervision of local, state or federal trial or appellate judges. Students observe hearings, trials and other court proceedings; perform extensive legal research; and draft a series of legal memoranda relevant to cases under submission by the courts. The course provides an opportunity for students to develop advanced legal research and writing skills. To receive 3 credits, students in this externship will be required to workj in their placements a minimum of 168 hours and produce a minimum of 3 major legal memoranda or 30 pages of polished research and writing. To receive 4 credits, students will be required to work in their placements a minimum of 224 hours and produce a minimum of 4 major legal memoranda or 40 pages of polished research and writing. Students have regularly scheduled, individual meetings with the course instructor and are required to submit an outline, first draft, and final draft for each legal memorandum. There is no final exam. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. Students who are notified that they are enrolled in Fall 2006 Judicial Clerkship must attend the orientation meeting with Professor Bobinette on Mon, April 10, 4:30-5:30, Room 202. Pre/co-requisites: A course from the ethics curriculum. Note: Some Courts demand that students have legal writing experience or have demonstrated their scholastic excellence. Students are not required to have Rule 13 certification. 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 Clinic openings too late for them readily to change their schedules and enroll, the following policy is in effect: Once a student has accepted his/her placement, he/she may not drop this course and risks receiving a failing grade. Credit variable, max 4 units.
[15 min. individual bi-weekly appts with Prof. Bobinette]