Eva M. Zelnick

Lecturer

BA cum laude, University of Virginia
JD cum laude, Boston University School of Law

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Biography

Ms. Zelnick received her J.D., cum laude, from the Law School in 2009.  As a law student, she was a member of the winning team in the Albers Honors Moot Court Competition and won the best oralist award in the competition.  She also worked as a Teaching Assistant to Professor T. Barton Carter.  After graduating, she worked as an Intern in the Suffolk County District Attorneys Office until October 2010. She worked at the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office from 2010 until 2014 and is currently an associate at Melick and Porter in Boston.  Ms. Zelnick has also been Teaching Fellow in the Law School’s Executive LL.M. Program, working with Professor Kevin Outterson in the Law of Corporations course.  Ms. Zelnick received her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Virginia.  Before attending law school, she worked as an Associate Producer for the Fox News Channel and as a News Producer for New England Cable News.  She has taught in the program for five years. She will also be teaching the LL.M. Oral Advocacy class again this year.

Courses

2 credits

This class will introduce LL.M. students to appellate advocacy, both written and oral. To introduce students to persuasive writing -- a critical lawyering skill, applicable to a range of legal practice settings -- students will first draft a motion and memorandum in support thereof. Students will then draft an appellate brief and participate in an oral argument based on that brief. Students will write multiple drafts of each written assignment and will have the opportunity to meet with the instructor to discuss these drafts. The oral arguments will give students an opportunity to develop their speaking and presentation skills in simulated court setting. For students considering transferring into the J.D. program, this course will satisfy the J.D. Moot Court requirement. GRADING NOTICE: This class will not offer the CR/NC/H option.

SPRG 2018: LAW JD 909 A1 , Jan 22nd to Apr 23rd 2018
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Mon 6:30 pm 7:45 pm 2 Eva M. Zelnick

2 credits

This two-credit Legal Research and Writing seminar is required for LL.M. students in the American Law program and optional for students in the LL.M. programs in Banking and Financial Law and Taxation. It is specifically designed to introduce foreign lawyers to the basic principles of American legal writing. In small class settings and individual conferences, students receive guidance on drafting and editing memoranda and agreements. Their work is critiqued and rewritten. The research component of the seminar trains students to locate cases, statutes and secondary material through indexing systems and the latest computer technology. Research assignments are integrated into writing assignments -- exposing students to the methods of US legal analyses -- so that by the end of the term, students obtain the skills needed to write memoranda appropriate for submission to US law firms.

FALL 2016: LAW JD 893 B1 , Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
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Wed 12:50 pm 2:05 pm 2 Behr LAW 203
FALL 2016: LAW JD 893 C1 , Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
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Tue 10:00 am 11:15 am 2 Marni Goldstein Caputo LAW 416
FALL 2016: LAW JD 893 D1 , Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
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Wed 10:40 am 11:55 am 2 Nadine Nasser Donovan LAW 508
FALL 2016: LAW JD 893 E1 , Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
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Thu 9:15 am 10:30 am 2 Christine M. Durkin LAW 417
FALL 2016: LAW JD 893 G1 , Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
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Thu 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 2 Huang LAW 518
FALL 2016: LAW JD 893 H1 , Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
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Thu 5:00 pm 6:15 pm 2 Ingrid K. Houghton LAW 508
FALL 2016: LAW JD 893 I1 , Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
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Mon 6:05 pm 7:20 pm 2 Jones LAW 518
FALL 2016: LAW JD 893 J1 , Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
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Mon 6:30 pm 7:45 pm 2 Marshall LAW 416
FALL 2016: LAW JD 893 K1 , Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
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Mon 2:55 pm 4:10 pm 2 Kate E. Nicholson LAW 702
FALL 2016: LAW JD 893 L1 , Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
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Tue 10:40 am 11:55 am 2 Christina R. Schaper LAW 513
FALL 2016: LAW JD 893 M1 , Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
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Wed 9:15 am 10:30 am 2 Christina R. Schaper LAW 513
FALL 2016: LAW JD 893 N1 , Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
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Thu 5:15 pm 6:30 pm 2 Leslie F. Su LAW 419
FALL 2016: LAW JD 893 O1 , Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
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Wed 6:30 pm 7:45 pm 2 Eva M. Zelnick LAW 416
FALL 2017: LAW JD 893 A1 , Sep 11th to Dec 4th 2017
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Mon 6:00 pm 7:15 pm 2 Richard A. Sugarman LAW 416
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