Upper Level Reviews and Misc. Fall 2006

Interested students must compete in a writing competition at the end of the first-year of law school to be eligible for selection to one of the law reviews. Currently there are three: Global Studies Law Review, Journal of Law & Policy, and Law Review. (Transfer students are given the opportunity to compete at the beginning of their first fall semester at Washington University School of Law). See /publications/pages.aspx?id=839 for more information on the writing competition (for all three publications). After successful completion of both fall and spring semesters, second-year students receive credit for fall and spring (1 credit posted to the fall semester and 1 credit posted to the spring semester). Third year students receive (1) credit for fall at the end of the fall semester and (1) credit for spring at the end of the spring semester. Students are registered for their publication by the Registrars Office.

Global Studies Law Review
2nd Yr.: W77 596S LAW
3rd Yr.: W77 696S LAW

Journal of Law and Policy
2nd Yr.: W75 616S LAW
3rd Yr.: W75 716S LAW

Law Review
2nd Yr.: W77 600S LAW
3rd Yr.: W77 700S LAW

Fall 2006 Miscellaneous

Intro. to U.S. Law and Methods I (LHG/MK/WL)
W77 729A LAW
01 TBA Greenhaw / Koby / Luo
[Enrollment open only to international LL.M. and exchange students; visiting scholars and JSD students may audit.] This is the first in a two course sequence to introduce lawyers who did not receive their legal education in the United States to distinctive aspects of U. S. law and methods. Rather than mastery of legal rules, the goal is to learn how law is made, found and enforced in the United States. Methods and writing classes cover U.S. legal institutions; sources of law and how to use them in analysis, especially opinions of state or "common law" courts; formats and style for effective written communication with U.S. educated lawyers; avoidance of plagiarism and exam taking. The objective is to learn partially through resolution of problems in writing, by assuming the role of a U.S. lawyer arguing a case related to, but significantly distinct from, case precedent. Professors in written comments and personal conferences stress prediction of probable court holdings through analysis and synthesis of judicial opinions and use of facts in analogical reasoning. Research classes instruct and give practice exercises in locating and using both paper and electronic sources and tools to prepare for the Intro to U.S. Law & Methods II course, seminars and individual research projects or dissertations. Students will meet for two 1 1/2 hour classes per week with Profs Greenhaw and/or Koby, and 1 hour per week for research lab with Prof. Luo. 3 units.
01  M 3:00p-4:30p and F 11:00a-12:30p  [Research Lab A: Th 10:00a-11:00a / Research Lab B: Th 11:00a-12:00p]

Supervised Moot Court
W79 500 LAW
[See Faculty Rule (G)(7) at
/students/pages.aspx?id=1076 or in the Student Handbook for a complete description.] 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 advisor, 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. Approval forms are found in the Student Forms area near the student mailboxes or on the web at /registrar/pages.aspx?id=2131. 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.] 1 unit.
01 TBA Varies

Supervised Practicum
W74 662G LAW
[See Faculty Rule (G)(6) at
/students/pages.aspx?id=1076 or in the Student Handbook for a complete description.] 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. In addition to completing a form (see below), the interested student must submit a petition prior to the first day of classes. 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 or on the web at /registrar/pages.aspx?id=2131. The form and petition must be submitted to Associate Dean Dan Keating (submit to petition via email atkeating@wulaw.wustl.edu and submit form to Dean Keating's mailbox in Room 301) no later than the first day of classes each semester. Credit variable, max 3 units.
01 TBA Varies

Supervised Research
W74 695 LAW
See Faculty Rule (G)(5) at
/students/pages.aspx?id=1076 or in the Student Handbook for a complete description.] 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 two 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 the Registrar's Office, Room 303, by the end of the second week of the semester. The forms are available in the hanging file folders located by the student mailboxes or on the web at /registrar/pages.aspx?id=2131. The work must be completed during the semester; incomplete's 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 units.
01 TBA Varies

Teaching Assistant
W74 600R LAW
01 06 Lewis, Moul, Shields, Dorothy, Field, Koby
Students chosen as Teaching Assistants 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 can be rising second-year or 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 the director of the LRW program. 1 unit.