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 2015

Gender, Law & Policy (S)
JD966 (A1)
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Introduction to Risk Management & Compliance
JD778 (A1)
This course has been added to the fall 2015 schedule. It will be taught by Ms. Maggie Weir and will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m to 8:00 p.m. The course description is as follows:

This course will explore the foundations of enterprise wide compliance and risk management. The purpose of this course is to offer preparation to the lawyer who will work in compliance and/or risk management functions of any industry in the U.S. or abroad. Students will review fundamental components of compliance and risk practice, including the challenges presented related to conflicts of interest, due diligence, jurisdiction, liability and corporate social responsibility. The course will examine the COSO Framework, U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, Global Anti-Corruption and Anti-Money Laundering rules, Sarbanes-Oxley and general business compliance considerations surrounding data privacy and security, human resources and workplace safety. Course materials and class discussion will further illustrate the history of compliance and risk management; best practices for managing the complex relationship between the audit, business, compliance and risk management functions; effectively managing investigations and enforcement actions; program design to mitigate inherent risks; and understanding and navigating ethics and culture in complex organizations.


Spring 2016

The Color Line and the Problem of Reparations (S)
JD878 (A1)
This seminar has been added to the spring 2016 schedule. It will be taught by Professor Lyons and will meet on Wednesdays from 2:10 p.m to 4:10 p.m. The course description is as follows:

This seminar examines the role of race and ethnicity in American law and social practice from the early colonial period to the present and in the light of that history it considers the possibility of reparations for those affected by slavery and discrimination.  It will focus on the experiences of Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans Latinos Americans, and some immigrant groups, and will address such issues as the history of reparations, their aims and forms, who might have a valid claim to reparations, and how reparations might reasonably be funded.  Readings will include A Different Mirror by Ronald Takaki, Reparations: Pro and Con by Alfred Brophy, and other historical and legal materials.

Seminar members will take turns initiating discussion by addressing the issues set for a given seminar meeting.  A term paper will be required on an approved topic: a complete and polished draft will be revised in light of comments received.  Grades will primarily be based on the final version of the term paper, with consideration given to contributions to seminar discussions.

This seminar is open to law students, philosophy graduate students, and advanced philosophy majors. As it originates in the Law School, it will follow the Law School’s calendar and time schedule. ENROLLMENT LIMIT: 8 students.

Health Care Transactions(S)
JD998 (A1)
This seminar has been scheduled on Mondays from 4:20-6:20. It will be taught by Mr. Michael Lampert and Ms. Dianne McCarthy.

Health Insurance and the Affordable Care Act (S)
JD992 (A1)
This seminar has been added to the spring 2016 schedule. It will be taught by Professor Mariner and will meet at the School of Public Health on Mondays from 2:00 p.m to 4:30 p.m. The course description is as follows:

The seminar offers an in-depth examination of the pivotal role of public and private insurance in US health policy. Health insurance pays for almost all health care in the US, strongly influencing (often dictating) who gets what care and on what terms. The class explores how the Affordable Care Act affects the design, operation, and regulation of health benefit plans, including Medicare, Medicaid, employer-sponsored group plans, and commercial insurance. Investigating contemporary regulations, students learn fundamentals of insurance, where reforms do and do not alter such fundamentals, and whether reforms affect larger principles of law. Topics include state and federal regulation; ERISA plan requirements; ERISA preemption of certain state laws; accepting, managing and shifting financial risk; designing health insurance exchanges; contracting with providers, Accountable Care Organizations, employers, and individuals; designing and administering plans; defining benefits, including Essential Health Benefits; appeals and remedies; and state adaptations of health insurance exchanges, subsidy wrap-arounds, risk corridors, and Medicaid expansions. PREREQUISITE: JD 867 (Health Law) or JD 926 (Public Health Law) or LW 751 (Public Health Law at BUSPH) or permission of instructor. ENROLLMENT LIMIT: This class will meet with SPH LW 830 at the School of Public Health and is limited to five law students. NOTE: This seminar satisfies the upper- class professional skills requirement. LIMITED WRITING REQUIREMENT: A limited number of students may elect to use this course to fulfill the upper-class writing requirement with permission of the instructor.

Restorative Justice
JD827 (A1)
The meeting time for this course has been changed to Mondays from 6:30pm-9:30pm


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