Academic Information

Course Updates

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This page will be updated with any corrections, time changes, new courses and cancellations throughout the year as new information becomes available. Please check back regularly to view any new announcements.

Fall 2014

Int'l Human Rights: Human Rights Lawyering (S)
JD875 (A1)

This seminar has been canceled for the 2014-2015 year.

Introduction to Financial Restructuring (S)
JD770 (A1)
The meeting dates for this seminar have been updated. This seminar will meet on the following dates: 9/4, 9/11, 10/9, 10/30, 11/13 & 12/4

Transaction Simulation: Transfer of a Shopping Center
JD774 (A1)

This course has been canceled for the fall 2014 semester.

Spring 2015

Community Courts (C)
JD737 (A1) & JD 738 (A1)
This clinic has been canceled for the spring 2015 semester.

Contract Drafting
JD788 (D1)
An additional section of Contract Drafting has been added to the spring 2015 semester. This section will be taught by William J. Squires, III on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Election Law
JD 825 (A1)
This course has been added to the spring 2015 schedule. It will be taught by Professor Baxter and will meet on Monday and Wednesday from 2:30 p.m to 3:55 p.m. The course description is as follows:

This course examines the law that organizes democratic processes of election and decision-making. After considering the historical struggle for minority enfranchisement and the Supreme Court's first forays into redistricting and reapportionment, we move to more contemporary topics. Among those topics are campaign-finance law (with special attention to the recent Citizens United decision), the connection of race and political participation under the Voting Rights Act, the Supreme Court's decision in Bush v. Gore, the constitutional role and rights of political parties (which the Constitution's framers omitted from mention and distrusted as "factions"), and the constitutionality of partisan and bipartisan gerrymandering. A take-home examination and active participation in class discussion are required.

Project Management (GSM)
LA994 (B1)
This course, which is cross-listed with the Gradutate School of Management, will be taught by Professor Greiman from 11:00am-2:00pm on Mondays during the spring 2015 semester.

Public Health Law (S)
JD 926 (A1)
This seminar has been added to the spring 2015 schedule. It will be taught by Professor Annas and will meet on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The course description is as follows:

Traditional public health is rapidly transforming itself from state-based programs to prevent disease in populations (e.g., vaccinations and newborn screening) to federal and international efforts to more broadly promote the “right to health” and to change personal behavior to improve health status (e.g., anti-obesity programs). This seminar will concentrate on the constitutional and common law aspects of public health-related laws, including health monitoring and privacy, genetics and research biobanks, controlling dangerous products (including tobacco and guns), preparing for a bioterrorist attack, and the global “health and human rights” movement. A writing project involving research on public health law, international or domestic, will be required. LIMITED WRITING REQUIREMENT OPTION: A limited number of students may be permitted to satisfy the upper-class writing requirement in this seminar

Tax Law Research
JD 732 (A1)

This course has been added to the spring 2015 schedule. It will be taught by Mr. Stephen Donweber. The class will meet in library training room 335 Wednesday, 2/4 through Wednesday, 3/18 from 10:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The course description is as follows:

Tax law research is among the most complicated areas of the law to research. Statutes, regulations and agency issuances interact to create a thickly layered set of legal precedents. This class will explore the resources a tax professional would use to perform his or her research from legislative history to private letter rulings. Students will become familiar with the research platforms outside of Lexis and Westlaw that are commonly used in practice. Students will get practice in using many of the most heavily used practice materials. Classes will combine instruction and hands-on exercises using the major print and electronic resources available for tax law research. Students will be required to complete an assignment for each class

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