Upper Level General Spring 2007
IP American Indian Law (SJG)
W74 635D LAW
This course will explore the central aspects of federal and international law affecting American Indians. The course will begin by considering the status of Indian nations as sovereign political entities within the United States and examining the legal and political relationships these nations have with the U.S. and the several states. The course will then explore the development of federal Indian law over the past two centuries. Particular attention will be given to the doctrines of tribal sovereignty, self-government, and self-determination; treaty-based rights to land, water, wildlife, and other natural resources; the preservation of Indian languages, cultures, and religions; issues of economic development, including the right of Indian nations to operate gaming enterprises on their reservations; and jurisdictional conflicts between and among the U.S., Indian nations, and the states over authority to regulate the activities of Indians and non-Indians in Indian country. Special consideration will also be given to the evolution and modern status of Indian governments, their laws, and legal systems. The course will conclude with a survey of various international laws and the laws of other nations, including Canada and Australia, as they relate to indigenous peoples. The manner of evaluating students will be discussed and determined in the first week of class. In the past, students have been evaluated based on their performance on three-hour, open-book, in-class final examinations or papers or some combination of both. No prerequisites. 3 units.
01 MTuTh 2:00p-3:00p - Steve Gunn
Business Acquisitions (JDL)
W74 540B LAW
Enrollment limit: 50. This course constitutes a highly practical approach to acquisitive business transactions. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the business attorney as a facilitator, who enhances the value of the transaction for the business client. The Course emphasizes the multiple skills and disciplines utilized by the attorney engaged in an acquisition transaction. In that regard, we will analyze the financial, business, tax and legal issues involved in the negotiation, structuring and documentation of a business acquisition. The Course begins with an analysis of the motivations of the buyer and seller, with a brief explanation of the principles used in determining and structuring the purchase price for a business. The Course continues with an analysis of the various transaction structures used in business acquisitions, together with an in depth analysis of the negotiating process, legal issues and the documentation of the acquisitive transaction. Finally, the Course analyzes the respective roles of the board of directors, shareholders and the courts with respect to the sale and purchase of a corporation whose stock is publicly traded. The Course is best suited for a student who has an interest in business transactions as a future vocation, whether as a lawyer, financier or investment banker. Students will be expected to be prepared for and participate in class, and there will be a final exam. Pre/co-requisites: Corporations. It would be helpful, but not necessary, to have taken or be taking Federal Income Taxation. Because there is usually a waiting list for this Course, students who wish to drop the Course must do so within the first two weeks of the beginning of the semester. 3 units.
01 Mtu 11:00a-12:30p - Joseph Lehrer
Commercial Real Estate Transactions (JG)
W74 565N LAW
Comparative Law: Europe, Latin America, & East Asia (JOH)
W74 535D LAW
An introduction to the principal legal systems of continental Europe, Latin America, and East Asia with particular emphasis on the historical development of the Civil Law Tradition. This four credit hour course covers the origins of the ius commune in Europe and the reception of Western law in non-Western societies, as well as the basic contrasts between civil and common-law jurisdictions and among civil law jurisdictions. Students have the opportunity to select a particular country of interest and examine its legal system in greater detail. 4 units.
01 MTuWTh 2:00p-3:00p - John Haley
Є Comparative Professional Ethics: Law & Medicine (MA)
W74 707C LAW
Enrollment limit: 35. (This two unit course is a part of the ethics curriculum; it is not considered a “survey” ethics course; therefore, a student could take this course and any other ethics course for degree credit.) The ethical codes governing lawyers and physicians have many areas of overlap, yet each discipline operates from a different conceptual model. We will consider the implications of the adversarial model underlying the rules of professional conduct for lawyers, as contrasted with the more collaborative model underlying the principles of medical ethics. Specific subjects will include the duties of confidentiality, conflicts of interest, informed consent and professional competence. Class attendance and participation are expected. 2 units.
01 M 5:00p-7:00p - Monica Allen [Note time change]
W74 589A LAW
What are the rights and obligations of you and your clients as consumers? What are the rights and obligations of your retail business clients? The marketplace for consumer transactions is very different in several important ways from the marketplace for commercial transactions. Although many of the rules governing marketplace behavior are the same for both types of transactions, many are not. This course examines the rules that govern consumer transactions from their formation to their completion or enforcement. It covers such topics as fraud, automobile sales and leases, mandatory disclosure rules, credit reports, lemon laws, debt collection, and repossession. One of the key values of the course is that it examines how several subjects traditionally studied as distinct areas of law actually interrelate with one another to govern a particular type of transaction. Thus, the course draws on and extends your knowledge of contracts, torts, commercial law, procedure, arbitration, etc. There are no prerequisites. Regular attendance and preparation are required. Anyone who is absent or unprepared more than 9 times is subject to exclusion from the course. Grades will be based on a timed exam. 3 units.
01 MTuTh 11:00a-12:00p - Michael Greenfield
IP Copyright and Related Rights (GSL)
W74 643A LAW
This course will focus on federal copyright law and related bodies of state, foreign, and international law governing the protection of literary and artistic works, including technical works such as computer software, architectural works, and databases, as well as more traditional literary and artistic works. The course materials will include cases, statutes, international agreements, and hypothetical problems. Regular class attendance and preparation are expected. The grade will be based on a timed final exam, which will include both objective (i.e. multiple choice and true/false) questions and an essay question. 3 units.
01 MTuTh 11:00a-12:00p - Charles McManis
W74 648A LAW
This course involves an intensive study of the statutory, regulatory and case material governing corporate taxation. Topics covered include the tax consequences of: corporate organization, corporate capital structures, distributions to shareholders, redemptions of stock, corporate liquidations, and taxable and tax-free dispositions of a corporate business (both stock sales and asset sales). The course will focus primarily on problem sets, with discussion of statutory, regulatory, and case materials incorporated into class discussion as appropriate in response to particular problems. Although Federal Income Taxation is not a prerequisite for this course, students who have not taken Federal Income Taxation are likely to find additional work necessary to keep up. Attendance and participation are required and sanctions will be imposed on serious offenders. The course grade will be based predominately on an in class timed final examination.
01 MTuTh 10:00a-11:00a - Cheryl Block
Corporate & White Collar Crime (KFB)
W74 642 LAW
The recent financial accounting scandals at Enron, WorldCom, and other publicly held companies have intensified regulatory scrutiny of corporate officers and employees and led to a heightened level of criminal enforcement against them. The focus of this course is on the principal federal statutes used to prosecute corporate and white collar crime. Although the primary emphasis will be on traditional white collar offenses like mail and wire fraud, insider trading, perjury, obstruction of justice, and bribery, students will also study newer statutes like RICO and money laundering laws. Regular class attendance and preparation are required. The grade will be based on a timed essay exam at the end of the course. 3 units.
01 MTuTh 10:00a-11:00a - Kathleen Brickey
W74 538P LAW
Do you want to be a corporate lawyer? Or perhaps own a business? Or do you want business to be more socially responsible? Or are you merely interested in understanding the Enron scandal or why Martha Stewart spent time in jail? Does corporate law promote environmental stewardship? Should corporate law redress social inequalities? Should corporate goals merely reflect shareholders’ financial interests only or should other stakeholders, such as suppliers, communities, labor, government, and others, have a voice? Should U.S. companies be penalized for downsizing and outsourcing their labor needs to third world countries? Corporate law touches the lives of everyone and is front page news every day. This introductory course on corporations has one central theme: the role that corporations play or should play in addressing societal needs. In analyzing that theme, we shall explore the history of corporate development, the statutory framework under which corporations currently operate, and the challenges of democratizing corporate behavior. The course reading materials will include a case or text book and statutory pamphlet. The teaching methodology will be a combination of socratic, problem method, and lecture. Course requirements will be a three hour, in class, closed book, part-essay, part-short answer, final examination, with particular emphasis on a working knowledge of the Revised Model Business Corporations Act. 3 units.
01 MTuTh 9:00a-10:00a - Mitch Crusto
Criminal Justice Administration I (EAH)
W74 542A LAW
This course covers the first half of the criminal process, focusing on the constitutional constraints on criminal law enforcement. Topics include the law of arrest, search and seizure, interrogations and confessions, and the right to counsel. Class participation and consistent attendance are required. Students will have a three-hour in-class examination. 3 units.
01 WF 9:30a-11:00a - Emily Hughes
Critical Jurisprudence: Intro to Critical Legal Studies, Feminist Jurisprudence & Critical Race Theory (BJF)
W74 649B LAW
This course is an introduction to three significant, emerging strands of non-mainstream legal analysis. The class will examine selected common law and constitutional doctrines and policies as analyzed, criticized, and/or reconstructed by legal scholars for whom issues of class, gender, and race are central. Covered topics will include, for example, a critical deconstruction of contract doctrines such as duress and unconscionability; a feminist analysis of the law of rape; and a black scholar's critique of anti-discrimination law. The emphasis will be on normative, rather than descriptive, analyses of existing law. The course will address nontraditional approaches to legal theory, primarily in the context of specific legal rules or policies. The assigned readings will be selected law review articles; assignments will be substantial. Attendance and participation are required. Grades will be based on three 5 page written assignments, each corresponding to one of the three segments of the course and due 1-2 weeks after completion of that segment. In addition, high quality class participation may enhance one's final grade. There will be no final examination. 3 units.
1:00p-2:30p 1:30p-2:50p - Barbara Flagg
Employment Discrimination (LAR)
W74 590C LAW
This course will examine the law's response to employment discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, and disability. The course will focus primarily on enforcement and interpretation of federal employment discrimination statutes, including Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Specific topics will include hiring, promotion, and termination policies, reasonable accommodation, bona fide occupation qualifications, affirmative action, stereotyping, and harassment. Grades will be based on a final exam. 3 units.
01 TuTh 3:00p-4:30p - Laura Rosenbury
Є Ethics of Lawyering in Government (KC)
W74 722A LAW
[Meets in Wash. D.C.: Required for students enrolled in Congressional & Administrative Law Clinic.] This course is a part of the ethics curriculum. It is not considered a "survey" ethics course, so students may take this course and other ethics courses. This course is taught in Washington D.C. in conjunction with our Congressional and Administrative Law Clinic. It will cover the ethics of policy making, ethics regulations that are applicable to all government officials, the law governing lawyer conduct, and the professional and other rules specific to government lawyers and lobbyists. Students will be expected to prepare for and participate in class discussions and complete written assignments about the ethical issues they encounter in their clinical placements. 3 units.
01 F 2:00p-5:00p (in Wash, D.C.) - Kathleen Clark
European Union Law (MB)
W74 705B LAW
W74 547J LAW
Study of the principles and rules that govern the proof of facts at trial. The course will focus on the Federal Rules of Evidence and will cover, inter alia, the following topics in roughly the following order--Interrogation of Witnesses and Objections; Relevance and Policies Limiting the Admission of Relevant Evidence; Impeachment; Real and Demonstrative Evidence; The Rule Against Hearsay and its Exceptions; Expert Testimony; Privileges; Judicial Notice and Presumptions. There will be a three hour, timed, in-class exam at the end of the course. There will be no midterm or other exam and grades will be determined solely on the basis of the actual grade earned on this one final exam. 3 units.
01 TuTh 4:30p-6:00p - Bill Schroeder
Family Law (SFA)
W74 548 LAW
This course examines the laws governing family relationships, with primary emphasis on the formation, protection, and dissolution of adult relationships. Specific topics include the law of reproductive rights, marriage, marital property regimes, nontraditional families, divorce, and divorce's consequences (including financial consequences and child custody), as well as broad theoretical issues such as family privacy, constitutional protection of the family, alternative concepts of "family," and feminist legal perspectives. The assignments include multi-disciplinary materials as well as non-legal readings illustrating the ways in which Family Law affects real families and their members. Regular class attendance and participation are required. Grades will be based on a final exam. Taking Individual Rights and the Constitution (formerly Constitutional Law II) before or concurrently with Family Law is recommended, but not required. (Other aspects of Family Law are covered in Children & the Law (scheduled to be offered in Spring 2008) and the Seminar on Adoption & Assisted Reproduction (scheduled to be offered in Fall 2006 & Spring 2008.) 3 units.
01 MTuTh 11:00a-12:00p - Susan Appleton
Federal Income Tax (PJW)
W74 549G LAW
This four unit course is a survey of the federal income taxation of individuals, with consideration of the nature of income, when and to whom income is taxable, exclusions from the tax base, deductions, credits and the tax consequences of property ownership and disposition. The instructor emphasizes tax policy and statutory interpretation. The course will be taught from a casebook and a statutory pamphlet, by a combination of the case and problem methods. Students will work extensively with the Internal Revenue Code. Attendance and preparation are required and sanctions will be imposed on serious offenders. The course grade will be based predominately on a four-hour in-school final examination. At least half of the exam will consist of essay questions, and the balance may be either multiple choice or short-answer questions. The final will be a closed book exam, except that students will be permitted to use an unannotated copy of the statutory pamphlet and one standard-sized sheet of paper bearing any information the student wishes. Additional course information is posted on the web at /Faculty/Wiedenbeck. 4 units.
01 MTuTh 1:50p-3:00p - Peter Wiedenbeck
Financial Accounting for Lawyers (RRK)
W74 621C LAW
This 2 unit course focuses on financial accounting issues and we will (1) develop an appreciation for the social role of financial accounting, (2) study the 'geography' of a firm's annual reports and proxy statements, (3) learn the components and roles of the four primary financial statements (including the balance sheet, income statement, statement of stockholders' equity, and statement of cash flows), (4) study the three fundamental financial accounting concepts (including recognition, measurement/valuation, and classification/display), (5) consider how business transactions should be reflected on the financial statements using generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and (6) learn how to calculate and interpret free cash flows, profitability and risk ratios, and pro forma financial statements. The course incorporates both a preparer's perspective (i.e., GAAP requirements for recording and presenting financial information) and a user's perspective (i.e., how an investor or analyst can interpret and use financial statement information). This is an introductory course and linkages to legal issues are developed. The evaluation of students will be based on a final exam (75%). Class attendance and participation is expected. 2 units.
01 W 3:00p-5:00p - Ron King
Individual Rights and the Constitution (BF)
W74 609G LAW
This 4 unit course will examine judicial interpretations of the Fourteenth Amendment. Topics to be covered include equal protection, substantive due process (the right of privacy), and equal protection fundamental interest analysis. The course also emphasizes the acquisition of analytic skills. It will be taught entirely through the analysis of complex constitutional problems. Students will work on a series of four problems (for a period of approximately three weeks per problem), preparing a written brief, bench memo, or judicial opinion for each problem. Students will work in groups of three or four individuals, and each group will meet weekly with the instructor to discuss their progress on the assigned problem. The class will meet as a whole every third week, as work on a particular problem draws to a close. These class discussions will include groups' reports on their written work, and lectures on the issues, background cases, and underlying constitutional norms implicated by the assigned problems. The final grade will be based on three collaborative written assignments, one written assignment completed individually, participation, and self evaluation. There will be no final exam. Students who enroll in this class should be prepared to work at a steady pace throughout the semester. 4 units.
01 TuTh 4:30p-6:30p - Barbara Flagg
Individual Rights and the Constitution (MS)
W74 609L LAW
This course addresses interpretation and enforcement of the Fourteenth Amendment, focusing in particular on equal protection, due process of law, and state action. There will be an 8 hour week-day self-scheduled final exam. 3 units.
01 WF 9:30a-11:00a - Margo Schlanger
Insurance Law (MRC)
W74 552C LAW
Enrollment limit: 30. Insurance and insurance law is pervasive in our society, its influence on our collective lives vastly understated by the trillions of dollars annually paid in premiums for private insurance. This course will examine the law interpreting and enforcing contracts of liability, health, property and life insurance. It will also consider the role of insurance and insurance law as: a vital stabilizing mechanism in the economy at large and in millions of corporate and household financing decisions, small and large; a source of financing and regulating tort liability, health care, retirement and other "systems" we rely upon to address the uncertainties and anxieties of our complex, interdependent lives; a subtle but powerful regulator of social behavior, influencing choices as diverse as the level of care we take to avoid injuring others, to the level of care we take and methods we use in protecting our own health or property. Nearly all transactional, litigation and policy-making attorneys find their practices informed and, on occasion, profoundly influenced by subtle considerations of insurance law, and this course will also examine those, more "practical" elements of the subject. Regular attendance and active participation are expected, and a portion of the grade will be based on thoughtful participation in classroom discussion and exercises. There will be a final examination, possibly in a take-home format. 3 units.
01 TuTh 5:00p-6:30p - Michael Cannon
International Business Transactions (JYQ)
W74 625B LAW
This course surveys legal problems and issues that private business entities may encounter in conducting transactions across national borders. Topics include: international sales of goods; government regulation of imports and exports; technology transfer and international protection of intellectual property; regulation of foreign direct investment; and anti-foreign corruption laws. Through discussion of hypothetical problems designed for each topic, students will be introduced to the mechanics of various cross-border transactions and the primary areas of law important in handling these transactions. Attendance and class participation is critical. A final in-class examination (3 hours) will be given at the end of the semester. Required Course Materials: Folsom, Gordon, Spanogle & Fitzgerald, International Business Transactions (9th ed. 2006) Folsom, Gordon, Spanogle & Fitzgerald, 2006 Documents Supplement to International Business Transactions. Supplemental readings will be distributed in class throughout the semester. 3 units.
01 M 5:00p-7:45p - Julia Y. Qin
International Criminal Law (LNS)
W74 713A LAW
International Legal Process
W74 713C LAW
Land Use Law (DRM)
W74 615 LAW
The course in Land use Law considers the land we live in, how we use and preserve it, and how we build our cities and towns. We begin by reviewing the land use planning process and what it means, and then consider the takings cases that set limits on land use regulation. Zoning is next, including the decision making process for zoning, and we then consider a series of special topics including land subdivision, growth management, urban design and historic preservation. The emphasis throughout is on how the system works and on how to provide effective regulatory programs. There is a web site for the course, which is accessed in class, and which provides supplementary visual, statutory and regulatory materials. Class participation and attendance are required subject to excuse. One unexcused absence is permitted. There is a eight-hour, take-home, open book examination. 3 units.
01 TuTh 3:00p-4:30p - Dan Mandelker
Law and Social Movements (TBN)
Є Lawyers and Justice: Ethics in Public Interest Lawyering (TBN)
Public Interest Law Speaker Series: A Readings Course (KLT)
W74 605A LAW
Class moved from spring semester to fall semester and changed to a seminar.
Real Estate Transactions (PAR)W74 565M LAW
The course will explore all basic aspects of modern American real estate transactions, including the law of real estate brokers, deeds and recording acts, land sale contracts, title insurance, finance, subdivision development, options, and, if there is time, a little about bankruptcy and commercial leasing. The course will not emphasize residential transactions throughout, but there will be occasional reference to the special problems associated with residential real estate transfer. The extent to which I will cover all of the areas described above depends a great deal upon what the professor discovers about the background that Washington University students have already obtained in these areas from their first year four unit course in Basic Property Law. It may be necessary to begin with fundamental materials in order to build a base for more sophisticated discussion. The class will be based upon a casebook, Nelson and Whitman, Real Estate Transfer, Finance and Development (West, most recent edition), and will be conducted through case discussion and lecture. There will be reference to Missouri law and statutes as an example of a jurisdiction specific legal framework, but the focus of the course will be on practices and legal issues from around the country. I will make no special requirements for attendance beyond the regular policy of the Washington University Law School, and does not grade for class participation. Students will find that class presentation ranges far beyond the materials in the casebook and supplemental readings, so regular attendance would seem warranted for those expecting to learn from the class. As supplemental reading, I recommend the “Black Letter Law” series written by Nelson and Whitman, Real Estate Transactions, by Barlow Burke (Aspen) - also a student outline, and the excellent hornbook Real Estate Finance Law, by Nelson and Whitman, also published by West. None of these supplemental readings is required and there will be no assignments from them. There will, however, be some sample documents that will be useful in class and may be incorporated into the final exam. During the course of the semester, students will be expected to review the “Daily Developments” that I publish on the DIRT internet discussion group. These will be sent to you by email as they are produced. I may refer to them in class and in the exam. Grading will be based upon a single open book final examination. I am not familiar with the Washington University formats, so I will have to consult with some Washington University faculty before selecting the exact format. I typically use some form of take home. 3 units.
01 Th 7:00p-9:45p - Patrick Randolph
Є Reel Justice, Legal Ethics Beginning with Film (BD)
W74 561B LAW
Enrollment limit: 36. [This course is part of the ethics curriculum and is considered a "survey" ethics course.] The goals of this course are to provide: (1) a working knowledge of the structure, content and interpretation of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Responsibility; and (2) an understanding of how to research an ethics question given the idiosyncratic professional standards governing each jurisdiction. The course requires students to view motion pictures each featuring actors portraying lawyers in various circumstances. The fictional lawyer’s behavior then serves as a starting point for examining various ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Class discussion initially would focus on the acts within the film and lead to a problem based examination of the relevant ABA rules extending to other related ethics topics. Grades will be assigned on the basis of a three (3) hour timed examination and a eight (8) page memorandum in which students will be required to select both a jurisdiction and ethical issue upon which to opine. 3 units.
01 WF 10:00a-11:00a / movie screenings: M 6:30p - ~9:30 - Bill Dorothy
IP Regulating Drugs and Other Medical Technologies (RSD)
W74 593C LAW
This course will address regulatory and policy issues related to the control of medical technology. Besides its importance as a policy topic, this is an increasingly common area of legal practice. The emphasis will be on how the Food and Drug Administration regulates drugs, devices, and biological products, but broader policy questions will also be considered. Students will examine the relevant legislation, agency rules, and court decisions governing the development and application of drugs, devices, and biological products. The class will consider a series of problems on FDA jurisdiction and standards, the drug and device approval process, product labeling and advertising, product pricing, and intellectual property incentives for product development. Additional course discussions will address ethical and policy issues raised by drug pricing, drugs for poor countries, university-industry research relationships, and the effects of drug company practices on health care costs. The course will meet three times a week for one hour. Students will be evaluated based on their performance on a take-home exam, a group presentation, and class participation. Because of the nature of the assignment, the group presentation will not be graded anonymously. 3 units.
01 MTuTh 12:00p-1:00p - Rebecca Dresser
W74-567H sec 01
Securities Regulation (TAP)
W74 569D LAW
This course will cover the issuance and trading of securities. The first half of the course will focus on the capital formation process (i.e., the issuance of securities) under the Securities Act of 1933, focusing on the various rules and regulations governing capital formation as well as the transactional aspects of a securities issuance. The second part of the course looks at securities trading. The course will also consider some of the more-recent developments in the area of securities litigation. This is a statutory course that emphasizes the wording of the law, the rules and regulations promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, and court interpretations of both. The course will pay particular attention to the various statutory provisions and rules and regulations and the SEC's effort to develop a coherent regulatory system. There will be a final examination. Pre/Co-requisite: Corporations. 3 units.
01 TuTh 4:30p-6:00p - Troy Paredes
IP Trademarks and Unfair Competition (JR)
W74 647F LAW
This course will be an introduction to U.S. trademark and unfair competition law, focusing on the federal system under the Lanham Act. The course will address issues of current interest, such as: protection of Internet domain names; trademarking celebrities; conflicts between trademark protection and the copyright and patent laws; and trademark dilution. The grade for this course will be based on either an in-class three-hour final exam or a forty-eight hour take-home exam. Class participation will also be considered in assigning a final grade. 3 units.
01 TuTh 3:00p-4:30p - Jennifer Rothman
Transnational Litigation (JOH)
W74 574D LAW
An introduction to the procedural issues that arise in the legal resolution of disputes in international transactions. The law of various countries will be covered (especially Germany and France); however, disputes involving United States and Japanese law are the major focus. The course covers international jurisdiction, service of process abroad, taking evidence abroad, applicable laws and treaties, comparison of trial procedures, enforcement of foreign judgments and use of arbitration. The course will also introduce students to principal international conventions including the Brussels Convention (for intra EU litigation), the Hague conventions, and enforcement of judgments, and an ALI-proposed Code of International Civil Procedure. (Note for LL.M. students: you may audit or take this course for credit in order to fulfill the requirement for participating in the judicial observation program.) 3 units.
01 MTuTh 9:00a-10:00a - John Haley
Trusts and Estates (FF)
W74 575H LAW
Enrollment limit: 70. This course will examine the basic legal doctrines and rules applicable to transfer of decedents' wealth by intestate succession, will, and trust. It will focus on the following topics: State Control of Inheritance; Intestate Succession; Will Execution, Attestation, Revocation, and Construction; Restrictions on Testation: Family Protection; Trusts: Varieties (emphasizing private express and charitable trusts), Creation, Modification, and Termination; and Fiduciary Administration. The course will not cover future interests, estate planning, or estate and gift taxation since separate, specialized classes and seminars are offered on each of these important topics. Regular attendance and preparation will be required. Grades will be based on a three-hour open book final examination. 3 units.
01 MTuTh 10:00a-11:00p - Frances Foster
UCC: Article 2 (MMG)
W74 521B LAW
The primary objectives of this course are (a) mastery of the law governing the sale or lease of goods and (b) development of the skills of statutory analysis. The course builds on the doctrines of the first-year Contracts course and explores the legislative alteration of the common law rules studied there, as well as matters beyond the scope of that course. Article 2 is part of an extensive code that regulates commercial activity. A major focus of the course is learning how to understand and apply a lengthy, complex statute. The emphasis is on domestic law, but the course also covers the regulation of international sales transactions by the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. There are no prerequisites. Regular attendance and preparation are both required. Anyone who is absent or unprepared more than 9 times is subject to exclusion from the course. Grades will be based on a timed exam. 3 units.
01 TuWF 10:00a-11:00a - Michael Greenfield