Course Changes Summary

This site includes changes that have been made to the 2007-2008 Law School Course Directory since it was originally published in March 2007. Please check back regularly for current information.  (Last update: 11/29/2007; no longer includes Fall 2007 changes.

General Information:

  • IP and TAX LLMs – Effective with students entering the LL.M. in Taxation and the LL.M. in Intellectual Property & Technology Law programs as of Fall 2007, those who graduated from Washington University School of Law with their J.D. may be eligible to transfer up to 9 units toward their LL.M.  Interested students should contact Colleen Erker at erker@wustl.edufor more information.

  • JANUARY INTERSESSION – upper-level students have the opportunity to take one 1 unit intensive course the week of Mon, Jan. 7th.  Course descriptions and general information can be found at /registrar/pages.aspx?id=5987.  There is no additional charge for the January Intersession for full-time, degree-seeking students, and the unit will count toward the Spring 2008 semester. Due to construction taking place at the Law School during the week of the January Intersession, these classes will take place elsewhere on the Danforth Campus (exact locations TBA). Questions can be directed to Colleen Erker at

  • NON-LAW COURSES FOR LAW CREDIT: The total number of WashU GRADUATE level non-law units that can, upon approval, be transferred to the J.D. is now 6 (instead of 3). For more information on the approval and registration process, see form at /uploadedFiles/Registrar/Non-Law%20Course%20for%20Credit%20Request%20Form.pdf. Students interested in taking undergraduate courses, may now be eligible to take them without additional charge (over and above their law tuition); however, the units for undergraduate courses are not transferable toward the J.D. degree and there are limitations as to which undergraduate courses are available (students with additional questions about this can contact Colleen Erker at;
  • NON-LAW COURSES (UNDERGRADUATE):  Information about upper-level law students taking undergraduate courses at Washington University (not for credit toward your J.D.; without charge), can now be found at /Registrar/CourseDir/2007-2008/generalinfo.pdf (scroll down to “Non-law Courses”).  The approval form, called “Law Student in Non-Law Undergraduate Course” can be found at /registrar/pages.aspx?id=2131.  Note that students are responsible for registering for any non-law classes via WebSTAC in the same way they register for law school courses, and that any student who wishes to take more than 16 units, even including a not-for-credit undergraduate course, must submit an Overload Request form to Dean Bolin. This is available only to upper-level students.
  • SLU and WUSTL LAW SCHOOLS have entered into an agreement that allows law students to take up to one course for credit toward their J.D. degree at the other school without charge.  Courses at the other school that are similar to a course or courses offered at the student’s home school during the academic year are not included within this program.  Additional details about this program are available in the “General Information” section of the online course directory at /Registrar/CourseDir/2007-2008/generalinfo.pdf (scroll down to “St. Louis University Courses”).  Interested students must complete the following form at /Registrar/forms/FreeTraderequestform.pdf and turn it in to the wooden tray on the counter in Room 303 (Colleen Erker will contact SLU for you and will let you know if there is space for you in the class.).  If you have questions after reading the information on the “General Information” link mentioned above, please direct them to Colleen Erker, Assistant Dean for Academic Services at, or Mary Perry, Assistant Dean for Adjunct Faculty, at, 314-935-7828.

Spring 2008:

  • Advanced Intellectual Property Topics - has been canceled. 
  • Advanced Practical Criminal Procedure, W74-607A, sec 01, Th 5:00p-8:00p, 3 units, enrollment limit: 16; this course will be co-taught by Judges Burton, Gavey and Sherry (Prof. Goldsmith will not teach). Course description can be found at  /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-CrseDescrips-LastVersion.pdf.
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy
    1.  The drop deadline for all sections of Advanced Trial Advocacy is Mon, Dec. 3 (not Mon, Oct. 29);
    2.  A second section of Advanced Trial Advocacy, W75-503A, has been added on Tu 6:00p-9:00p, taught by Steve Holtshouser, Adjunct Professor; see course description at /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-CrseDescrips-LastVersion.pdf.

  • Business Planning & Drafting: Fundamentals of M & A Transactions, W74-583G, sec 01, M 6:00p-8:00p, 2 units, Enrollment limit: 20, will be taught by Profs. John Bodnar and David Brown (instead of Profs. Endicott and Oberlander).

  • Civil Justice Clinic, will be co-taught by Prof. C.J. Larkin (instead of Prof. Jane Aiken) and Prof. Kimberly Jade Norwood.

  • Commercial Real Estate Practice & Drafting, W74-710D, sec 01, 2 units, W 6:30p-8:30p, Enrollment limit: 20; This course will be taught solely by Prof. Caroline Saunders (instead of being co-taught with Prof. McCandless).

  • Comparative Law (Prof. Gerrit De Geest) - course moved from Fall 2007 semester to Spring 2008 semester; See course description, when available, at /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-CrseDescrips-LastVersion.pdf;

  • Copyright & Related Rights (Prof. Leah Theriault) - W74-643A, sec 01, MON TUE THUR 11:00a-12:00p, Change of professor to Visiting Prof. Leah Theriault (instead of Prof. McManis); See professor bio at /Registrar/CourseDir/2007-2008/facultybios.pdf;  See updated course description at /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-CrseDescrips-LastVersion.pdf.  Interested students will register for this course online via WebSTAC in mid-November.
  • Corporations (Prof. Lenny Gross) - the time has changed to WED 1:00p-4:00p (instead of WED 3:00p-6:00p);
  • Ethics & Practice Management (Prof. Michael Downey) - Course added to spring semester; W74-651D, sec 01, MON  7:00p-9:30p, 3 units; This survey ethics course satisfies the J.D. ethics requirement; Read course description at /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-CrseDescrips-LastVersion.pdf;
  • European Union Law (Prof. Michael Peil) - Course added to spring semeser; W74-705C, sec 01, MON TUE THUR 10:00a-11:00a, 3 units; read course description at /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-CrseDescrips-LastVersion.pdf.
  • Evidence – (Prof. David Rosen), W74-547K, sec 01, TuTh 7:30a-8:50a; this 3 unit course has been added to the Spring 2008 curriculum. The course description can be found at /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-CrseDescrips-LastVersion.pdf. Prof. Rosen’s bio can be found at /Registrar/CourseDir/2007-2008/facultybios.pdf.
  • Fiduciary Income Tax (Prof. Kelly Moore) - added to January Intersession (Mon, Jan. 7 - Fri, Jan. 11) -W74-545A, sec 01, 1 unit, Mon, Jan. 7 – Fri, Jan. 11: 9:00a-11:30a, Graded pass/fail; see course description at /registrar/pages.aspx?id=5987. Interested students should contact Colleen Erker at  If you are currently enrolled in another January Intersession course, please mention that in your email.
  • Financial Accounting for Lawyers (Prof. Ryan Clark), W74-621D, sec 01, 2 units, W 3:00p-5:00p; See course description at /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-CrseDescrips-LastVersion.pdf; See professor profile at
  • First-Year Schedule Changes announced on 10/16/07:

    1. Civil Procedure, Group F (Prof. Drobak) will meet on MTuThF 2:00p-3:00p
    2. Civil Procedure, Group D will be taught by Prof. Drobak and will meet on MTuThF 11:00a-12:00p
    3. Legal Practice II for Group D7 (Prof. Dorothy) will meet on WF 9:00a-10:00a
    4. Legal Practice II for Group D8 (Prof. Dorothy) will meet on W 11:00a-12:00p and F 10:00a-11:00a
    5. Legal Research Methodologies for Group D7 (Prof. Klovning) will meet on F 1:00p-2:00p
    6. Legal Research Methodologies, Group D8 (Prof. Klovning) will meet on Th 2:30-3:30

    To see the entire updated first-year schedule, please go to:
    -  By Group:  /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-1stYrSch-ByGrp.pdf
    -  By Course: /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-1LCoursesByName.pdf
    -  Grid:  /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP081Lgrid-LastVersion.pdf

  • Innovating the Debate About Open Source vs. Proprietary Innovation: A Readings Course (Prof. Leah Theriault), W74-647H, sec 01 – this 3 unit readings course will be taught on WED 3:00p-5:00p, and it will be offered in conjunction with the spring semester IP conference being organized by Prof. Charles McManis called “Beyond the Ideologies of Open-Source and Proprietary Models of Innovation” The enrollment limit is 30 (a certain number of slots will be reserved for 2Ls.) The course description can be found at /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-CrseDescrips-LastVersion.pdf.
  • Insurance Law (Prof. Michael Cannon) - has been canceled.
  • International Business Transactions (Prof. Sarah Howard Jenkins), W74-625B, sec 01, 3 units, M 5:00p-8:00p; See course description at /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-CrseDescrips-LastVersion.pdf; see professor profile at

  • Introduction to Chinese Law (Prof. Carl Minzner) - New course added to spring semester; W74-582B, sec 01, WED FRI 10:30a-12:00p, 3 units, read course description at /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-CrseDescrips-LastVersion.pdf and read Prof. Minzner's short bio at /Registrar/CourseDir/2007-2008/facultybios.pdf;
  • Jurisprudence (Prof. Gerrit De Geest) - Course added to spring semester, W74-555B, sec 01 (Note change in course number from original email), WED FRI 10:30a-12:00p, 3 units; read course description at /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-CrseDescrips-LastVersion.pdf.
  • Land Use Law (W74-615, sec 01, Prof. Mandelker) – the correct time for this class is WF 10:30a-12:00p; It is correctly shown on the Spring 2008 course grid, however, in the original course directory description it incorrectly said MW; The corrected course description can be found at /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-CrseDescrips-LastVersion.pdf.
  • Legal Profession (Prof. Peter Joy) - this course satisfies the ethics requirement and should have had an "E" as a superscript before the title in the original version of the course directory; the full list of courses that satisfy the ethics requirements can be found in the back of the course directory (pg. 38 of the original course directory) or at /Registrar/CourseDir/2007-2008/ethicscurr.pdf .
  • Legal Research Methodologies, secs 9 and 10 (Pro. Dorie Bertram) – New times: Section 9 will meet on THU 11:00a-12:00p, and Section 10 will meet on THU 2:30p-3:30p.
  • Management & Evaluation of Intellectual Property Assets (Profs. John Kepler and Mark Hoffman) – this advanced IP course will be taught on MON TUE THU 1:00p-2:00p (instead of MON TUE THU 8:00a – 9:00a).

  • Mediation & ADR Theory & Practice - Section 1 will be co-taught by Profs. Alan Freed & Jim Reeves (not Rob Litz) on M 6:00p-9:00p, and Section 2 will be taught by Prof. James Reeves on W 1:00p-4:00p.  Sections 3 and 4 have been canceled.

  • Negotiation (Dean Syverud & Prof. Hollander-Blumoff) - will be taught on Sat, March 29, 8:00a-5:00p, and Sun, March 30, 12:00p-4:00p; see course description at  /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-CrseDescrips-LastVersion.pdf.

  • Practical Ethics for Civil Litigation (Hon. Richard Bresnahan), W74  561C  LAW, 2 units, WED 6:00p-8:00p, (This survey ethics course will be taught in both Fall 2007 and Spring 2008. It satisfies the J.D. ethics requirement.) The course description can be found at /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-CrseDescrips-LastVersion.pdf in the "Applied Lawyering Skills Courses" section.

  • Practical Legal Writing & Analysis for Litigators – Prof. Mary Perry, W74-523H, sec 01, MON 1:00p-3:00p, 2 units, Enrollment limit: 12; See course description at /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-CrseDescrips-LastVersion.pdf.  See Prof. Perry’s bio at /Registrar/CourseDir/2007-2008/facultybios.pdf.  Interested students will register for the spring semester section of this course via WebSTAC during regular online registration in November.
  • Pretrial Practice & Procedure (W74-658Y) – Professors, days and times can now be found for all 7 sections at: /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-CrseDescrips-LastVersion.pdf (scroll down to the “Applied Lawyering Skills Courses” section).
  • Public Interest Law & Policy Seminar (W76-754S) - will meet predominantly on Tu 4:30p-6:00p (and only a few times on W 9:00a-10:30a).
  • Religion and the Constitution Seminar (W76-765S) - Prof. Michael Koby, M 3:00p – 5:00p, Enrollment limit: 8; Interested students should email Colleen Erker at by no later than noon on Mon, Dec. 3, to be included in a lottery; priority will be based on seniority and on who hasn’t yet had a seminar (thru Fall 2007). Interested students will be notified by Wed, Dec. 5, as to whether they got in or got waitlisted. The course description can be found at /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-CrseDescrips-LastVersion.pdf.
  • Sexuality & the Law: Theory & Practice – (Prof. Denise Lieberman) - the time has changed to WED 2:00p-5:00p (instead of WED 3:00p-6:00p). The course description can be found at /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-CrseDescrips-LastVersion.pdf in the "Applied Lawyering Skills Courses" section.
  • Trial Practice & Procedure, W74-597M, sec 01, M 5:00p and Th 6:00p-8:00p, Enrollment limit: 48; the drop deadline for this course is Mon, Jan. 7, 2008 (it was incorrectly noted in the course description as being Aug. 14, 2006)
  • Trusts & Estates – one of our newest professors, Adrienne Davis, will be teaching Trusts & Estates in the spring semester.  (This section is in addition to the Trusts & Estates section already scheduled to be taught in the spring semester by Prof. Rosenbury.)  This 3 unit course will be taught on TuTh 4:30p-6:00p and the course number is W74-575P, sec 01. The course description can be found at /registrar/coursedir/2007-2008/SP08-CrseDescrips-LastVersion.pdf.  Prof. Davis’ bio can be found at /Registrar/CourseDir/2007-2008/facultybios.pdf.