Stephen M. Donweber

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AB, Cornell University
JD, cum laude, Villanova University School of Law
MLIS, Rutgers University School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies

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4 credits

This course will use the case method to examine legal and equitable remedies for enforcing contracts, determining what promises are enforceable, elements of assent, standards of fairness and restrictions on bargaining process, and tests for performance and breach. Designed for students preparing to sit for the bar, this course will focus on those areas emphasized on the multi-state, New York, and Massachusetts bar exams. GRADING NOTICE: This class will not offer the CR/NC/H option.

FALL 2017: LAW JD 812 A1 , Sep 5th to Dec 7th 2017
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Tue,Thu 10:40 am 12:40 pm 4 Stephen M. Donweber LAW
FALL 2018: LAW JD 812 A1 , Sep 4th to Dec 6th 2018
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Mon,Wed 10:40 am 12:40 pm 4 Stephen M. Donweber

4 credits

Practical and theoretical aspects of the rules of evidence. The purpose and policies underlying the evidentiary rules are stressed throughout in order to make the rules meaningful, predictable, and functional both for students interested in trial practice and for students who anticipate engaging in a more diversified practice. In addition to covering the substantive rules of evidence, the course demonstrates the significance of evidence as a tactical device at the trial and as a vital skill for the office lawyer. GRADING NOTICE: Professor Cavallaro's section will not offer the CR/NC/H option.

FALL 2017: LAW JD 831 A1 , Sep 5th to Dec 7th 2017
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Tue,Thu 10:40 am 12:40 pm 4 Gary S. Lawson LAW
SPRG 2018: LAW JD 831 D1 , Jan 17th to Apr 25th 2018
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Mon,Wed 10:40 am 12:40 pm 4 Stephen M. Donweber LAW
SPRG 2018: LAW JD 831 L1 , Jan 17th to Apr 25th 2018
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Mon,Wed 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 4 Rosanna Cavallaro LAW
FALL 2018: LAW JD 831 A1 , Sep 4th to Dec 6th 2018
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Mon,Wed 10:40 am 12:40 pm 4 Gary S. Lawson
FALL 2018: LAW JD 831 B1 , Sep 4th to Dec 6th 2018
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Tue,Thu 10:40 am 12:40 pm 4 Rosanna Cavallaro
SPRG 2019: LAW JD 831 D1 , Jan 14th to Apr 24th 2019
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Mon,Wed 10:40 am 12:40 pm 4 Stephen M. Donweber
SPRG 2019: LAW JD 831 D2 , Jan 15th to Apr 23rd 2019
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Tue,Thu 10:40 am 12:40 pm 4 Stephen M. Donweber

3 credits

This seminar will focus on the specific application of the federal rules of civil procedure to pretrial civil practice. Each pretrial phase of a case (from the complaint to the answer to motions to dismiss to discovery to summary judgment) will be unpacked with reference to the applicable civil rules. The idea is to reach the same level of detail in analysis and close reading of the rules as that required of a new litigation associate. This will involve considerations of computation of time, deadlines, pleading rules, Rule 12, Rule 16, Rule 26, the local rules of civil procedure, and the like. The class will proceed with students drafting and discussing the various documents relevant to pretrial procedure. From a prewritten factual scenario, students will draft complaints, answer their colleagues' complaints, move to dismiss their colleagues' complaints, draft discovery documents, move for summary judgment, etc. Grades will be derived from classroom discussion and written product. NOTES: This seminar does not satisfy the Upper-class Writing Requirement. This seminar satisfies the Upper-class Professional Skills requirement. GRADING NOTICE: This class does not offer the CR/NC/H option. ** A student who fails to attend the initial meeting of a seminar (designated by an (S) in the title), or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar, may be administratively dropped from the seminar. Students who are on a wait list for a seminar are required to attend the first seminar meeting to be considered for enrollment.

FALL 2017: LAW JD 785 A1 , Sep 11th to Dec 4th 2017
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Mon 10:40 am 12:40 pm 3 Stephen M. Donweber LAW

2 credits

The class covers the basic structure and function of US legal institutions: the congress, the president, and regulatory agencies, and, especially, the federal courts. It examines the role of state law and state courts in the American system of federalism. The course also studies the American judicial processes of constitutional analyses, interpretation of statues, and development of common law. Some attention is paid to court procedures, including trial by jury. Finally, students study a few topics that are illustrative of the treatment of individual rights in American law, such as freedom of speech, anti-discrimination law, and protection of private property. The class grants two credits towards the American Law degree.

FALL 2017: LAW JD 700 A1 , Sep 5th to Nov 14th 2017
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Tue 4:20 pm 6:20 pm 2 Stephen M. Donweber LAW
Fri 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 2 Stephen M. Donweber LAW
FALL 2018: LAW JD 700 A1 , Sep 4th to Nov 13th 2018
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Tue 4:20 pm 6:20 pm 2 Stephen M. DonweberStephen M. Donweber
Fri 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 2 Stephen M. DonweberStephen M. Donweber
FALL 2018: LAW JD 700 B1 , Sep 4th to Nov 13th 2018
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Tue 4:20 pm 6:20 pm 2 Sean J. Kealy
Fri 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 2 Sean J. Kealy

3 credits

This course offers an approach to the lawyer's responsibilities to clients, the profession, and the public. Topics addressed will be problems of disclosure, conflict of interest, advertising, adversary tactics, competence, attorney fees, and fiduciary duties. NOTE: This course satisfies the upper-class Professional Responsibility requirement. GRADING NOTICE: This course does not offer the CR/NC/H option.

FALL 2017: LAW JD 984 A1 , Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2017
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Mon,Wed 2:15 pm 3:40 pm 3 Stephen M. Donweber LAW
SPRG 2018: LAW JD 984 M1 , Jan 17th to Apr 25th 2018
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Mon,Wed 2:30 pm 3:55 pm 3 Nancy J. Moore LAW
SPRG 2018: LAW JD 984 P1 , Jan 16th to Apr 24th 2018
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Tue,Thu 10:45 am 12:10 pm 3 Pettit LAW
FALL 2018: LAW JD 984 A1 , Sep 5th to Dec 5th 2018
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Mon,Wed 2:15 pm 3:40 pm 3 Stephen M. Donweber
SPRG 2019: LAW JD 984 D2 , Jan 14th to Apr 24th 2019
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Mon,Wed 2:15 pm 3:40 pm 3 Stephen M. Donweber
SPRG 2019: LAW JD 984 M1 , Jan 15th to Apr 23rd 2019
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Tue,Thu 2:30 pm 3:55 pm 3 Nancy J. Moore

2 credits

This course offers an approach to the lawyer's responsibilities to clients, the profession, and the public. Topics addressed will be problems of disclosure, conflict of interest, advertising, adversary tactics, competence, attorney fees, and fiduciary duties. GRADING NOTICE: This course does not offer the CR/NC/H option.

SPRG 2018: LAW JD 701 A1 , Jan 16th to Apr 24th 2018
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Tue 4:20 pm 6:20 pm 2 Stephen M. Donweber LAW
SPRG 2019: LAW JD 701 A1 , Jan 15th to Apr 23rd 2019
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Tue 4:20 pm 6:20 pm 2 Douglas Hauer
SPRG 2019: LAW JD 701 B1 , Jan 15th to Apr 23rd 2019
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Tue 4:20 pm 6:20 pm 2 Arthur Pressman
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