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Fall 2014 Courses

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LAWS 600 - 01 Civil Procedure M T W - - - - 0900 - 1015 MSL 244
CRN: 43090 Instructor: Michael S. Paulsen This course will examine how civil litigation is conducted from the initiation of a lawsuit to its final resolution in a trial court. Students will examine issues relating to pleadings, joinder of claims and parties, discovery, summary judgement, motions for judgement as a matter of law, motions for a new trial, post-trial motions, and ethical limitations on pleadings and motions. The course may include a brief introduction to subject matter and/or personal jurisdiction.

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LAWS 600 - 02 Civil Procedure See Details * *
CRN: 43093 Instructor: Gregory C. Sisk This course will examine how civil litigation is conducted from the initiation of a lawsuit to its final resolution in a trial court. Students will examine issues relating to pleadings, joinder of claims and parties, discovery, summary judgement, motions for judgement as a matter of law, motions for a new trial, post-trial motions, and ethical limitations on pleadings and motions. The course may include a brief introduction to subject matter and/or personal jurisdiction.

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MSL 2351030-1145- T - R - - -
LAWS 600 - 03 Civil Procedure See Details * *
CRN: 43094 Instructor: Gregory C. Sisk This course will examine how civil litigation is conducted from the initiation of a lawsuit to its final resolution in a trial court. Students will examine issues relating to pleadings, joinder of claims and parties, discovery, summary judgement, motions for judgement as a matter of law, motions for a new trial, post-trial motions, and ethical limitations on pleadings and motions. The course may include a brief introduction to subject matter and/or personal jurisdiction.

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LAWS 610 - 1 Contracts M - W - F - - 1030 - 1145 MSL 321
CRN: 43080 Instructor: Charles J. Reid This course will examine the fundamental principles governing the enforcement of promises in the legal system. Students will explore topics such as the formation of con- tracts, excuses for performance of contractual obligations, breach of contracts, remedies for breach and the rights of third parties. In the context of contract law, students will develop their analytical skills using the common law, as well as statutory (e.g. the Uniform Commercial Code) and secondary (e.g., the Restatement (Second) of Contracts) authorities.

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LAWS 610 - 2 Contracts M - W - F - - 1330 - 1445 MSL 334
CRN: 43028 Instructor: Charles J. Reid This course will examine the fundamental principles governing the enforcement of promises in the legal system. Students will explore topics such as the formation of con- tracts, excuses for performance of contractual obligations, breach of contracts, remedies for breach and the rights of third parties. In the context of contract law, students will develop their analytical skills using the common law, as well as statutory (e.g. the Uniform Commercial Code) and secondary (e.g., the Restatement (Second) of Contracts) authorities.

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LAWS 620 - 01 Lawyering Skills I - T - R - - - 1500 - 1625 MSL 238
CRN: 43095 Instructor: Mitchell Gordon This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of legal problem solving through legal analysis, legal research and legal writing methods. Students will learn methods of legal analysis, including fact analysis and rule-based reasoning, using common law and statutory sources. Students will learn legal research in primary and secondary sources, in both traditional and electronic formats, emphasizing efficient research strategies. Finally, students will learn to structure, write and edit a formal memorandum of law. Instruction in lawyering skills will be integrated to focus on the problem-solving process and to help students begin to develop independent professional judgment.

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LAWS 620 - 02 Lawyering Skills I - T - R - - - 1030 - 1155 MSL 242
CRN: 43096 Instructor: Robert A. Kahn This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of legal problem solving through legal analysis, legal research and legal writing methods. Students will learn methods of legal analysis, including fact analysis and rule-based reasoning, using common law and statutory sources. Students will learn legal research in primary and secondary sources, in both traditional and electronic formats, emphasizing efficient research strategies. Finally, students will learn to structure, write and edit a formal memorandum of law. Instruction in lawyering skills will be integrated to focus on the problem-solving process and to help students begin to develop independent professional judgment.

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LAWS 620 - 03 Lawyering Skills I - T - R - - - 1030 - 1155 MSL 324
CRN: 43097 Instructor: Jennifer L. Cornell This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of legal problem solving through legal analysis, legal research and legal writing methods. Students will learn methods of legal analysis, including fact analysis and rule-based reasoning, using common law and statutory sources. Students will learn legal research in primary and secondary sources, in both traditional and electronic formats, emphasizing efficient research strategies. Finally, students will learn to structure, write and edit a formal memorandum of law. Instruction in lawyering skills will be integrated to focus on the problem-solving process and to help students begin to develop independent professional judgment.

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LAWS 620 - 04 Lawyering Skills I - T - R - - - 0900 - 1025 MSL 238
CRN: 43098 Instructor: Mitchell Gordon This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of legal problem solving through legal analysis, legal research and legal writing methods. Students will learn methods of legal analysis, including fact analysis and rule-based reasoning, using common law and statutory sources. Students will learn legal research in primary and secondary sources, in both traditional and electronic formats, emphasizing efficient research strategies. Finally, students will learn to structure, write and edit a formal memorandum of law. Instruction in lawyering skills will be integrated to focus on the problem-solving process and to help students begin to develop independent professional judgment.

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LAWS 620 - 05 Lawyering Skills I - T - R - - - 0900 - 1025 MSL 242
CRN: 43099 Instructor: Robert A. Kahn This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of legal problem solving through legal analysis, legal research and legal writing methods. Students will learn methods of legal analysis, including fact analysis and rule-based reasoning, using common law and statutory sources. Students will learn legal research in primary and secondary sources, in both traditional and electronic formats, emphasizing efficient research strategies. Finally, students will learn to structure, write and edit a formal memorandum of law. Instruction in lawyering skills will be integrated to focus on the problem-solving process and to help students begin to develop independent professional judgment.

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LAWS 620 - 06 Lawyering Skills I - T - R - - - 0900 - 1025 MSL 324
CRN: 43100 Instructor: Jennifer L. Cornell This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of legal problem solving through legal analysis, legal research and legal writing methods. Students will learn methods of legal analysis, including fact analysis and rule-based reasoning, using common law and statutory sources. Students will learn legal research in primary and secondary sources, in both traditional and electronic formats, emphasizing efficient research strategies. Finally, students will learn to structure, write and edit a formal memorandum of law. Instruction in lawyering skills will be integrated to focus on the problem-solving process and to help students begin to develop independent professional judgment.

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LAWS 620 - 07 Lawyering Skills I See Details * *
CRN: 43384 Instructor: Kenneth R. White This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of legal problem solving through legal analysis, legal research and legal writing methods. Students will learn methods of legal analysis, including fact analysis and rule-based reasoning, using common law and statutory sources. Students will learn legal research in primary and secondary sources, in both traditional and electronic formats, emphasizing efficient research strategies. Finally, students will learn to structure, write and edit a formal memorandum of law. Instruction in lawyering skills will be integrated to focus on the problem-solving process and to help students begin to develop independent professional judgment.

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MSL 4460900-1025- - - R - - -
MSL 4461330-1455- - - R - - -
LAWS 635 - 01 Torts M - W - F - - 1330 - 1445 MSL 235
CRN: 43087 Instructor: Rene Bowser This course will examine the legal principles that determine whether civil liability will attach to conduct that results in injuries to persons or property. Students will explore in depth, the issues and principles related to the law of neg- ligence and its elements of duty, breach, causation and damages. The course will also address principles of liability for intentional torts. Throughout the course, students will explore the social and economic policies underlying tort law principles.

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LAWS 635 - 02 Torts M - W - F - - 1030 - 1145 MSL 238
CRN: 43088 Instructor: Dwight R. Whitt This course will examine the legal principles that determine whether civil liability will attach to conduct that results in injuries to persons or property. Students will explore in depth, the issues and principles related to the law of neg- ligence and its elements of duty, breach, causation and damages. The course will also address principles of liability for intentional torts. Throughout the course, students will explore the social and economic policies underlying tort law principles.

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LAWS 640 - 01 Foundations of Justice - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43101 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Jerome M. Organ Foundations of Justice is designed to equip students to discern and articulate the connections between law, social justice, and morality. A combination of large- and small-group discussions, individual reflection, and lectures explore topics such as human dignity, the social order, the role of the state, economic justice, truth and freedom, and the vocation of the lawyer. Students read a variety of religious and non-religious perspectives on a given topic, along with judicial opinions that reflect the law's relationship with the topic. Classrom exercises encourage students to wrestle with the implications that their own moral convictions have for their understanding of law and the lawyer's role. The class meets during orientation week (1 credit) and during spring semester (2 credits). Grades are based on two short reflection papers, a final written project and classroom presentation, and a final examination.

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LAWS 640 - 02 Foundations of Justice - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43102 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Jerome M. Organ Foundations of Justice is designed to equip students to discern and articulate the connections between law, social justice, and morality. A combination of large- and small-group discussions, individual reflection, and lectures explore topics such as human dignity, the social order, the role of the state, economic justice, truth and freedom, and the vocation of the lawyer. Students read a variety of religious and non-religious perspectives on a given topic, along with judicial opinions that reflect the law's relationship with the topic. Classrom exercises encourage students to wrestle with the implications that their own moral convictions have for their understanding of law and the lawyer's role. The class meets during orientation week (1 credit) and during spring semester (2 credits). Grades are based on two short reflection papers, a final written project and classroom presentation, and a final examination.

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LAWS 640 - 03 Foundations of Justice - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43103 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Robert K. Vischer Foundations of Justice is designed to equip students to discern and articulate the connections between law, social justice, and morality. A combination of large- and small-group discussions, individual reflection, and lectures explore topics such as human dignity, the social order, the role of the state, economic justice, truth and freedom, and the vocation of the lawyer. Students read a variety of religious and non-religious perspectives on a given topic, along with judicial opinions that reflect the law's relationship with the topic. Classrom exercises encourage students to wrestle with the implications that their own moral convictions have for their understanding of law and the lawyer's role. The class meets during orientation week (1 credit) and during spring semester (2 credits). Grades are based on two short reflection papers, a final written project and classroom presentation, and a final examination.

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LAWS 699 - 01 Intro to Legal Reasoning See Details * *
CRN: 43123 Instructor: Joel A. Nichols Through this course, non-lawyers will gain a better understanding of the ways that attorneys are trained to navigate complex situations. Careful reading and analysis of case law and statutes will prepare students to address the ambiguity of many scenarios that arise in compliance work, emphasizing the importance of critical thinking and argument. The course will also introduce students to the common law method by which doctrine is created; the importance and authority of statutes, codes, and regulations; and the structure of the U.S. legal system and its various actors and venues. The U.S. doctrines of contract and tort liability will form the substantive underpinning for the course, both because a knowledge of these areas is foundational for many later law courses and also because professionals working in the compliance field encounter these areas of law.

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MSL 3001630-1725- T - - - - -
MSL 3001800-2100- - - R - - -
LAWS 700 - 01 Business Associations - T - R - - - 0830 - 1025 MSL 235
CRN: 43029 Instructor: Wulf A. Kaal This course will introduce students to basic concepts in agency and partnership law as well as the law of corporations under the Model Business Corporation Act. Students will examine fundamental legal rights and duties between corporate shareholders, directors and officers. The course will cover the legal issues of both closely held and publicly held corporations, as well as those of hybrid organizations like limited liability partnerships. If time permits, students will learn the fundamentals of corporate finance and federal regulation of corporate share trading.

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LAWS 705 - 01 Evidence - T - R - - - 1700 - 1825 MSL 235
CRN: 43031 Instructor: Francis J. Magill, Robert M. Small This course will consider the rules governing the proof of disputed issues of fact at trial. Students will examine rules relating to relevance, presumptions and burdens, wit- nesses, scientific and demonstrative evidence, character evidence, hearsay and privileges.

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LAWS 715 - 01 Lawyering Skills III - - - - F - - 0900 - 1055 MSL 324
CRN: 43032 Instructor: Mark R. Bradford This course will focus on the skills necessary for success- fully pursuing an appeal. After a brief introduction to the appellate process and its corresponding procedural rules, students will learn to evaluate a case for appeal, identify and narrow issues, develop a persuasive theory, and write an effective appellate brief. Additionally, students will present a 15-minute oral argument on their briefs to a moot court.

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LAWS 715 - 02 Lawyering Skills III M - - - - - - 1630 - 1825 MSL 334
CRN: 43033 Instructor: James S. Ballentine This course will focus on the skills necessary for success- fully pursuing an appeal. After a brief introduction to the appellate process and its corresponding procedural rules, students will learn to evaluate a case for appeal, identify and narrow issues, develop a persuasive theory, and write an effective appellate brief. Additionally, students will present a 15-minute oral argument on their briefs to a moot court.

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LAWS 715 - 03 Lawyering Skills III - - W - - - - 1600 - 1755 MSL 324
CRN: 43034 Instructor: Aaron P. Knoll This course will focus on the skills necessary for success- fully pursuing an appeal. After a brief introduction to the appellate process and its corresponding procedural rules, students will learn to evaluate a case for appeal, identify and narrow issues, develop a persuasive theory, and write an effective appellate brief. Additionally, students will present a 15-minute oral argument on their briefs to a moot court.

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LAWS 715 - 04 Lawyering Skills III - T - - - - - 1500 - 1655 MSL 324
CRN: 43035 Instructor: Diane B. Bratvold, Kari S. Gross This course will focus on the skills necessary for success- fully pursuing an appeal. After a brief introduction to the appellate process and its corresponding procedural rules, students will learn to evaluate a case for appeal, identify and narrow issues, develop a persuasive theory, and write an effective appellate brief. Additionally, students will present a 15-minute oral argument on their briefs to a moot court.

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LAWS 716 - 01 Lawyering Skills for LLM Stud See Details * *
CRN: 43122 Instructor: Robert A. Kahn This course will introduce you to the basics of United States legal discourse including (1) how to read and brief cases; (2) how common law lawyers analyze, compare, and synthesize cases and interpret statutes; (3) how to write legal memoranda; (4) the basics of legal research (including use of secondary sources, ALRs, case reporters and digests); and (5) how to convey advice to a client in a letter. The class will also touch briefly on scholarly writing and law school exams.

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MSL 2421330-1425- - W - - - -
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LAWS 720 - 01 Federal Income Taxation - - W - F - - 1330 - 1455 MSL 321
CRN: 43047 Instructor: Mark A. Sellner This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of federal income tax law. Topics will include the nature of income, exclusions, deductions, and exemptions. Students also will examine the tax consequences of property trans- actions, capital gains and losses, and sales of business assets.

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LAWS 725 - 01 Professional Responsibility - T - R - - - 1030 - 1155 MSL 321
CRN: 43030 Instructor: Neil W. Hamilton This course will examine issues of legal ethics and the professional responsibility of lawyers. Students will study the law governing the conduct of lawyers in areas like formation of the lawyer/client relationship, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, client communications and the lawyer's role within the adversarial process. Additionally, students will move beyond the legal rules and regulations to explore expanded and aspirational ideas of what a lawyer's role can and should be in the lawyer/client relationship, in the profession and in society.

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LAWS 730 - 01 Compliance Programming - T - - - - - 1800 - 2100 MSL 334
CRN: 43124 Instructor: Christopher M. Michaelson Compliance and ethics management is a complex management process that requires program design that supports management's objectives, coordinated activities ot be operated across functions and geographies, and performance measurement to reasonably assure effectiveness and a return on management's investment. This course will engage participants' personal knowledge and experience- in dialogue with instructors and guests from industry with law and business backgrounds- to explore the following themes: program design frameworks and key elements (including risk identification and assessment, communication and training, investigations and discipline, reporting and disclosure, auditing and monitoring, and remediation), leading practices relating to these program elements, and how to measure effectiveness (from the perspectives of both ethics and economics). The course will also use case method and other practical examples to explore the familiar distinction between compliance-based and integrity-based programs as a link to the course, "Ethical Culture."

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LAWS 750 - 01 U of M: Water Law - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43400 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Jill S. Akervik

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LAWS 750 - 02 WMCL: Education Law - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43401 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Jill S. Akervik

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LAWS 754 - 01 Constitutional Lit. Practicum - T - R - - - 1330 - 1525 MSL 448
CRN: 43044 Instructor: Teresa S. Collett This course is a semester-long limited enrollment course that affords those interested in constitutional litigation an opportunity to increase and refine their trial tactics and skills. This course provides students an opportunity to enhance their effectiveness as a litigator in many areas such as trial strategy, direct examination, including use of documentary evidence, expert testimony, exclusion of evidence through motions and objections, and dispositive motions. The course will begin with a review of basic constitutional concepts such as jurisdiction, standing, ripeness, 10th Amendment limits on federal jurisdiction, and distinctions between state and federal constitutional challenges. Students will select two cases. Working in teams of two, students will take on the task of challenging one law, and defending the second. This will require students to research and brief issues of constitutional due process, free speech, and equal protection.

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LAWS 768 - 01 Federal Jurisdiction M - W - - - - 1330 - 1455 MSL 244
CRN: 43048 Instructor: Michael S. Paulsen This course will examine the powers and limits of federal courts, with a focus on the federal courts' relationship to state courts (federalism) and to Congress and the federal executive branch (separation of powers). Topics will include standing to sue, the power of Congress to restrict the jurisdiction of the federal courts, the obligation of federal courts to apply state law, abstention by the federal courts in favor of state court decision making, the federal courts' power to issue writs of habeas corpus, constitutional limits on suits against states and a brief introduction to 42 U.S.C. 1983 and other leading federal civil rights statutes.

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LAWS 773 - 01 Legal Analysis Review - - - - F - - 0900 - 1055 MSL 244
CRN: 43058 Instructor: Scott G. Swanson This course is designed to enhance study skills, exam-taking skills, and deductive and inductive reasoning skills and to help students organize and communicate complex legal materials in an effective manner. Materials will be drawn from the legal topics tested in common on the bar examination of nearly all American jurisdictions. Students will be graded on in-class quizzes, writing exercises, and Multistate Bar Examination exercises, and a final exam with components of the above plus a Multistate Performance Test question. This course is not a substitute for an outside bar review course, nor is it a substitute for any other course in the curriculum. Enrollment limited to 20 third-year students each semester, admitted by permission of the instructor.

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LAWS 783 - 01 Sentencing - - - R - - - 1330 - 1525 MSL 458
CRN: 43057 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark W. Osler This course examines sentencing, the portion of the criminal process that often matters most to the defendant and to society. The course covers state law, federal law (including the federal sentencing guidelines), and the death penalty. Because far more cases result in a sentencing than go to trial, and because the doctrines and rules that control sentencing can be very complex, the subject is important and challenging. The course is useful for those planning to practice criminal law or those considering it, as well as for those considering federal judicial clerkships. Typically , the grade for the course is determined by a final exam and a sentencing exercise.

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LAWS 794 - 01 Topics:Clnc Religious Liberty - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43218 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas C. Berg The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online, View Searchable Class Schedule

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LAWS 795 - 01 Topics:Intro to EU Law - T - R - - - 1030 - 1155 MSL 458
CRN: 43107 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Wulf A. Kaal The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online, View Searchable Class Schedule

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LAWS 796 - 01 Topics:Electronic Discovery M - - - - - - 0830 - 1025 MSL 321
CRN: 43117 2 Credit Hours Instructor: William L. Greene The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online, View Searchable Class Schedule

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LAWS 797 - 01 Topics:Int'l Business Trans M - W - - - - 1500 - 1625 MSL 244
CRN: 43118 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark S. McNeil

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LAWS 798 - 01 Topics:Law & Cath. Int'l Trad - - - R - - - 1530 - 1755 MSL 448
CRN: 43121 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Daniel F. Griffith

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LAWS 798 - 02 Topics:Adv. Non Profit Clinic - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43441 Instructor: Staff

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LAWS 803 - 01 Advanced Torts M - W - - - - 1330 - 1455 MSL 446
CRN: 43038 Instructor: Dwight R. Whitt This course will explore in greater depth than is possible inthe first year Torts course the theories of liability that govern civil damage actions for injuries caused by negligence. Students will also examine theories and rules governing strict liability, products liability, defamation, invasion of privacy, and infliction of emotional distress.

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LAWS 807 - 01 Banking Law - - - R - - - 1800 - 2100 MSL 244
CRN: 43039 Instructor: Elizabeth R. Schiltz This course will examine the nature and scope of the federal and state laws regulating financial institutions, including national and state-chartered commercial banks, thrift institutions and holding companies. Students will study the history and evolution of the banking industry and explore the social and economic policies underlying banking regulation. Additional topics will include entry restrictions, expansion of bank activities, branch banking and interstate banking.

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LAWS 808 - 01 Bankruptcy - - - R - - - 0830 - 1025 MSL 334
CRN: 43040 Instructor: Michael E. Ridgway This course will introduce students to basic principles of bankruptcy law and practice. Students will explore topics like eligibility for bankruptcy, powers of the bankruptcy trustee, collection and distribution of the debtor's estate, rights of creditors and discharge of the debtor. Although the course will focus on individual bankruptcy under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy laws, students will also examine issues of corporate reorganization under Chapter 11 and rehabilitation under Chapter 13.

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LAWS 819 - 01 Criminal Procedure 1 - T - R - - - 1030 - 1155 MSL 334
CRN: 43045 Instructor: Paul A. Murphy This course will explore law enforcement interactions with individuals and the ways in which constitutional constraints upon governmental investigative practices limit the use of evidence in criminal trials. In particular, students will examine interactions during police stops, searches and seizures, arrests and interrogation and will view all of these interactions in light of the rights conferred through the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments.

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LAWS 827 - 01 Family Law M - W - - - - 1500 - 1625 MSL 446
CRN: 43119 Instructor: Michael D. Dittberner, Michael P. Boulette This course will explore the legal and policy issues relating to the creation and dissolution of family relation- ships. Students will examine topics such as marriage requirements, co-habitation, marital contracts, property distribution upon divorce, spousal support, child custody and child support.

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LAWS 831 - 01 Health Law I M - W - - - - 1030 - 1155 MSL 244
CRN: 43049 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Rene Bowser Health Law I is designed to introduce students to basic principles of health care law. The class will discuss legal principles surrounding the professional-patient relationship informed consent; liability of health care professionals; liability of health care institutions; quality control regulation of physicians and health care institutions; access to health care; the privacy rights of patiens and the ability of government to regulate patient health care choices. The goals of the course are for students to understand the role of the legal system in health policy and health care delivery; the application of basic tort, contract and corporate law principles in the health care environment; and to gain a practical understanding of the interaction between the health system and the legal system.

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LAWS 834 - 01 Intellectual Property M - W - - - - 1800 - 1925 MSL 244
CRN: 43050 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Paul W. Mussell This course will survey the major statutes protecting in- tellectual property - trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets - together with related common law doctrines. The course will emphasize basic theories of legal protection as well as the limits on this protection that are designed to preserve a public domain of freely accessible inform- ation. The course will introduce students to practical as- pects of handling intellectual property, such as patent and trademark applications, licensing of intellectual property and handling of employee inventions. Students will explore the law's response to new technologies, the preemption of state laws by federal patent law, the impact of internation- al agreements covering intellectual property and the relationship of intellectual property to social justice and economic development.

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LAWS 837 - 01 International Law - T - R - - - 1530 - 1655 MSL 244
CRN: 43051 Instructor: Robert J. Delahunty This course will introduce students to the sources, history, institutions, and nature of public international law. Topics will include international law jurisdiction, international institutions, sovereign and diplomatic immunity, limits on the use of force, the law of treaties, international organizations, protection of individuals, protection of the environment and law of the sea.

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LAWS 838 - 01 Civil Pretrial Litigation M - - - - - - 1730 - 1925 MSL 458
CRN: 43041 Instructor: Gregory R. Merz This course will expose students to the civil pre-trial process - complaint, answer, discovery, despositions, motions and settlement.

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LAWS 840 - 01 Land Use Law M - W - - - - 0900 - 1025 MSL 334
CRN: 43052 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Gary A. Van Cleve This course will explore the potential conflicts between land use regulation and private property rights and will examine their respective constitutional bases. Students will consider topics like zoning, zoning relief, eminent domain, takings, wetland protection, historic preservation, develop- ment incentives and subsidies such as tax increment financing.

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LAWS 844 - 01 Lincoln and the Constitution - T - - - - - 1530 - 1725 MSL 458
CRN: 43120 Instructor: Michael S. Paulsen

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LAWS 848 - 01 Patent Law - T - - - - - 1500 - 1655 MSL 446
CRN: 43331 Instructor: Daniel M. Pauly This course will introduce students to the legal framework of patent law and important aspects of patent law practice and litigation. Students will explore topics like patentable subject matter, requirements for obtaining a patent, drafting of patent claims, suits for infringement of a patent and remedies for infringement. Additionally, students will examine the relationship between patent law and other forms of intellectual property protection.

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LAWS 854 - 01 Securities Regulation - T - R - - - 1330 - 1455 MSL 244
CRN: 43056 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas R. Joyce This course will examine federal and state securities laws that regulate the process of financing business by dis- tributing securities to the public. Topics will include the nature of a security, exemptions from registration, sec- urities distribution and trading, the functions of the Securities and Exchange Commission, registration and disclosure requirements, "blue sky" laws, proxy rules, broker/dealer regulation, the regulation of investment companies and civil liabilties. Prerequisite: Business Associations

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LAWS 858 - 01 White Collar Crime& Compliance - - - R - - - 1830 - 2030 MSL 238
CRN: 43062 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Henry J. Shea, Joseph T. Dixon This course will expose each student to key types of white collar offenses within the context of a focus on ethics and compliance, all through learning how to investigate, prosecute, and defend white collar cases, as well as how to prevent or minimize such cases in any organization. Topics may include conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, bribery and computer and internet fraud, and money laundering. Guest speakers will participate on a regular basis. A critical component of the course will be experiential learning.

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LAWS 859 - 01 Wills, Estates & Trusts I M - W - - - - 0900 - 1025 MSL 458
CRN: 43061 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Marya P. Robben, Matthew J. Shea This course will introduce students to the law governing the transmission of property following death. Students will examine the justifications and limitations on the power to transmit one's property, the operation of intestacy statutes, the capacity to make a will, the requirements of a valid will, the construction of wills, and the inter-vivos trust and other will substitutes.

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LAWS 865 - 01 Ethical Leadership in Corp - - W - - - - 1800 - 2055 MSL 458
CRN: 43046 Instructor: Karen L. Himle, Neil W. Hamilton, Thomas E. Holloran This course will help students explore their role as counselors and servant leaders in a corporate practice setting. Using a case study methodology common in business schools, students will discuss cases and real-world problems with a focus on counseling and problem solving. After reflecting on their own values, students will examine the concept of leadership within the profession and will hear from numerous guest lecturers who are leaders in Minnesota's legal and corporate communities.

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LAWS 889 - 01 Small Firm Practice M - W - - - - 1630 - 1755 MSL 244
CRN: 43059 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Barbara J. Weckman Brekke, Christopher S. Wheaton This course will introduce students to business decisions made in small firms. Students will examine Decision Areas and analyze them through Decision Issues. Students will develop a framework for making ethical business-side decisions, identifying stakeholders in decision-outcomes, and look holistically at the consequences of specific decisions on stakeholders. Students will prepare a mission statement and business plan.

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LAWS 903 - 01 Alt. Dispute Resolution - T - - - - - 1500 - 1755 MSL 242
CRN: 43036 Instructor: Mariana D. Hernandez Crespo This course will examine the theory and practice of resolving legal disputes in ways other than by litigation. Students will explore the nature of conflict resolution among individuals and among groups. They will examine ADR processes like mediation, arbitration and summary jury trials, with a heavy emphasis on negotiation and settlement dynamics and techniques. The course will focus throughout on the ethical responsibilities of lawyers advising clients about settlement and ADR processes.

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LAWS 903 - 02 Alt. Dispute Resolution - - W - - - - 1500 - 1755 MSL 242
CRN: 43037 Instructor: Mariana D. Hernandez Crespo This course will examine the theory and practice of resolving legal disputes in ways other than by litigation. Students will explore the nature of conflict resolution among individuals and among groups. They will examine ADR processes like mediation, arbitration and summary jury trials, with a heavy emphasis on negotiation and settlement dynamics and techniques. The course will focus throughout on the ethical responsibilities of lawyers advising clients about settlement and ADR processes.

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LAWS 904 - 01 Client I & C - - - - F - - 1000 - 1155 MSL 448
CRN: 43042 Instructor: Phuong-Uyen T. Campbell This course will examine perspectives on interviewing and counseling clients, with an emphasis on interviewing techniques, processes for facilitating and structuring inter -views, and active listening to clarify information and develop a relationship with a client. Students will learn to recognize psychological factors affecting the interviewing process, overcome client resistance and hostility and ident- ify legal issues and relevant facts. The course will develop skills through role playing and simulations. Students also will explore the ethical responsibilities of attorneys in the context of client counseling.

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LAWS 905 - 01 Negotiation See Details * *
CRN: 43053 Instructor: Bruce A. Grosland This course will examine the theory and practice of resolving legal disputes through negotiation, with an emphasis on negotiation theory, negotiation strategy and settlement dynamics. The course will develop negotiation skills through role playing and simulations. Students will also explore the ethics of negotiation and the ethical responsibilities of attorneys in the context of negotiations on behalf of a client.

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MSL 4481630-1930- T - - - - -
MSL 4591630-1930- T - - - - -
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CRN: 43054 Instructor: Bruce A. Grosland This course will examine the theory and practice of resolving legal disputes through negotiation, with an emphasis on negotiation theory, negotiation strategy and settlement dynamics. The course will develop negotiation skills through role playing and simulations. Students will also explore the ethics of negotiation and the ethical responsibilities of attorneys in the context of negotiations on behalf of a client.

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MSL 4481630-1930- - W - - - -
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LAWS 905 - 03 Negotiation - - W - - - - 1800 - 2055 MSL 242
CRN: 43358 Instructor: Mariana D. Hernandez Crespo This course will examine the theory and practice of resolving legal disputes through negotiation, with an emphasis on negotiation theory, negotiation strategy and settlement dynamics. The course will develop negotiation skills through role playing and simulations. Students will also explore the ethics of negotiation and the ethical responsibilities of attorneys in the context of negotiations on behalf of a client.

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LAWS 906 - 01 Trial Advocacy See Details * *
CRN: 43060 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Phuong-Uyen T. Campbell This course will teach trial preparation, technique and strategy. Through lectures, demonstrations and simulations, students will learn how to conduct pretrial negotiations, prepare and respond to motions, deliver opening and closing statements, introduce evidence, respond to objections and conduct direct and cross-examinations of witnesses. Prerequisite: LAWS 705

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MSL 1701800-2055- T - - - - -
MSL 1731800-2055- T - - - - -
MSL 2421800-2055- T - - - - -
MSL 2441800-2055- T - - - - -
MSL 3001800-2055- T - - - - -
MSL 3211800-2055- T - - - - -
MSL 4581800-2055- T - - - - -
LAWS 910 - 01 Judicial Externship M - - - - - - 1700 - 1755 MSL 324
CRN: 43065 Instructor: Pamela G. Alexander This course will offer students an opportunity to learn about the judicial process and the role of judges and judicial clerks while under the direct supervision of a state or federal judge or justice. The externship will involve 150 hours of total work over the course of the semester. The 150 hours include time spent in the classroom seminar, on readings and journals and a presentation to the seminar, and on the actual project work assigned by the judge. The externship is demanding in terms of the quality of expected work product and the degree of professionalism required. Judges will expect students to have excellent research, analytical, and writing skills. Judges will also expect students to be able to express their opinions about the issues under consideration. Students must be certain that they are prepared to commit to the work schedule a judge may require for a particular project- the work flow for this externship may be lumpy over the course of the semester. To be eligible for the Judicial Externship, a student must meet the following criteria: (1) The completion of three semesters of law school; (2) Good academic standing; (3) Successful completion of Evidence, Lawyering Skills I, II, Professional Responsibility and either Lawyering Skills III or the Upper Level Writing Requirement; (4) Enrollment at the University of St. Thomas School of Law during the semester immediately preceding the one in which the student expects to enroll in the Judicial Externship; and (5) Other prerequisites as required by the judge or justice. Prerequisites: LAWS 705, 725, 620 and 625

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LAWS 918 - 01 Public Interest Externship - - - R - - - 0930 - 1025 MSL 300
CRN: 43064 Instructor: Sara K. Sommarstrom This externship offers students an opportunity to learn about public interest practice while engaging in significant hands-on legal work in a field placement at a public interest organization or government agency. Students will be challenged to discuss complex issues of ethics, access to justice, and professional growth through personal and group reflection exercises. Externship logs will serve both as a record of tasks accomplished and a reflection tool for the group project. The externship requires 150 hours of work from the student, between the field-placement and classwork components. Agencies will provide the extern with an appropriate workload designed to challenge the student while serving the mission of the organization. Enrollment in the externship is by application only. Prerequisites include: (1) The completion of three semesters of law school; (2) Good academic standing; (3) Successful completion of Lawyering Skills I, II, and Professional Responsibility; (4) Enrollment at UST School of Law during the semester immediately preceding the one in which the student expects to enroll in the Public Interest Externship; and (5) Other prerequisites as required by the agency.

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LAWS 919 - 01 Clinic: Consumer Bank. I - T - R - - - 1730 - 1915
CRN: 43184 Instructor: Joel D. Nesset, Nadia B. Hasan, Steven H. Silton, Thomas G. Wallrich The Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic involves the filing of a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition on behalf of an individual or a married couple. You will participate in the intake and retention of the client or clients. You will meet directly with clients and obtain the necessary information to properly prepare a bankruptcy case. You will learn to analyze the financial situation of the debtor, prepare the bankruptcy petitiion, schedules and statement of financial affairs and file them with the court. If the case is a Chapter 13, you will also prepare a Chapter 13 plan under which the debtor will repay all or some of his or her debt. You will appear on behalf of the debtors at the meeting of creditors, and monitor the case through the clients receiving their discharge. This will include responding to any requests from the trustee. In addition to gaining valuable experience in (1) consumer bankruptcy and (2) dealing directly with clients, you will be providing a valuable service to those who are less fortunate than most.

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LAWS 920 - 01 Law Review - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43415 Instructor: Staff The University of St. Thomas Law Journal embodies the school's unique mission by publishing excellent legal scholarship that inspires ethical and moral decision-making with an emphasis on social justice. The Journal hosts a series of on campus sympoisa designed to advance the mission and explore the theme reflected in its Latin sub- title, translated "faith and justice." The semiannual sym- posia also supplies the bulk of the material for each issue. The format promotes meaningful exploration of an intriguing legal issue, and encourages substantial collaboration be- tween law review and faculty membrs. It's an arrangement designed to draw on the faculty's expertise, while keeping creative and editorial control in the students' hands. First year students are selected as journal members based on a write-on competition help immediately after the spring semester.

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LAWS 930 - 01 Mentor Externship - T - - - - - 1230 - 1325
CRN: 43126 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Elizabeth R. Schiltz Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 930 - 02 Mentor Externship - - - - F - - 0800 - 0855
CRN: 43127 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Steven C. Tourek Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 930 - 03 Mentor Externship - - - - F - - 0800 - 0855
CRN: 43128 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Barbara L. Jones Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 930 - 04 Mentor Externship - - - - F - - 0800 - 0855
CRN: 43129 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Christopher S. Wheaton Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 930 - 05 Mentor Externship - - - - F - - 1230 - 1325
CRN: 43130 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Heather M. McElroy Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 930 - 06 Mentor Externship - - - R - - - 1230 - 1325
CRN: 43131 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jerome M. Organ Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 930 - 07 Mentor Externship - - W - - - - 1230 - 1325
CRN: 43132 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Neil W. Hamilton Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 930 - 08 Mentor Externship M - - - - - - 1230 - 1325
CRN: 43133 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Rebecca L. Ribich Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 930 - 09 Mentor Externship M - - - - - - 1230 - 1325
CRN: 43134 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Meredith L. Bokamba Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 930 - 10 Mentor Externship M - - - - - - 1830 - 1925
CRN: 43135 0 Credit Hours Instructor: John E. Hennen Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 932 - 01 LLM Mentor Externship M - - - - - - 1330 - 1425 MSL 242
CRN: 43309 Instructor: Robert K. Vischer The LLM Mentor Externship incorporates two of UST Law’s curricular innovations -- the Mentor Externship Program and the Foundations of Justice course -- to provide LLM students a unique inside view of the American system of justice. Each LLM student is matched with a “mentor” who is active in the legal profession. This relationship is supplemented and supported by the MEFJP course, in which students explore the practical aspects of crafting a professional identity as a lawyer, and reflect together on the fundamental theoretical and moral principles that shape the identity of lawyers across different legal and social cultures. The MEFJP is tailored to help LLM students address the particular challenges of bridging the difference between the legal and social culture of the United States, and the different legal and social cultures in which the LLM students received their primary legal degrees.

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LAWS 933 - 01 Mentor Externship II - T - - - - - 1230 - 1325
CRN: 43136 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Andrew J. Rorvig Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 933 - 02 Mentor Externship II - - - - F - - 1230 - 1325
CRN: 43137 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Phuong-Uyen T. Campbell Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 933 - 03 Mentor Externship II - - W - - - - 1230 - 1325
CRN: 43138 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jerome M. Organ Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 933 - 04 Mentor Externship II - - - - F - - 1230 - 1325
CRN: 43139 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Daniel J. VanLoh Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 933 - 05 Mentor Externship II M - - - - - - 1230 - 1325
CRN: 43140 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Robert L. Purdy Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 933 - 06 Mentor Externship II - - W - - - - 1230 - 1325
CRN: 43141 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Anna M. Lima Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 933 - 07 Mentor Externship II - T - - - - - 1230 - 1325
CRN: 43142 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Daniel E. O'Brien Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 933 - 08 Mentor Externship II - - - - F - - 0800 - 0855
CRN: 43143 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Loddavahn E. Tolzmann Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 933 - 09 Mentor Externship II - - - R - - - 1230 - 1325
CRN: 43144 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael K. Browne Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 933 - 10 Mentor Externship II M - - - - - - 1830 - 1925
CRN: 43145 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Sarah S. Brenes Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 933 - 11 Mentor Externship II M - - - - - - 1830 - 1925
CRN: 43146 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Adam J. Brown Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 933 - 12 Mentor Externship II - - - - F - - 0800 - 0855
CRN: 43147 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Roshan N. Rajkumar Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 933 - 13 Mentor Externship II - - W - - - - 1230 - 1325
CRN: 43148 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Steven W. Tyacke Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 933 - 14 Mentor Externship II - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43491 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Judith M. Rush Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.

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LAWS 937 - 01 Business Externship - - - - F - - 1330 - 1455 MSL 448
CRN: 43063 Instructor: Michael C. Blaes In this course, students have the opportunity to gain hands- on experience by working in the in-house legal department of a business or in the corporate/business practice of a law firm. Students must complete 130 hours of work during the semester, an average of 10 hours a week, on which they receive feedback from supervisors at their placement. Students also come together weekly for a classroom component , taught by the course professor, that involves drafting exercises and reflection on the experiential learning in their placements. Prerequisites:LAWS 700 Business Associations, LAWS 725 Professional Responsibility, LAWS 715 Lawyering Skills III. Admission only by application to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

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LAWS 938 - 01 Curricular Practical Training: - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43396 Instructor: Jill S. Akervik

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LAWS 940 - 01 Clinic: Elder Law Practice See Details * *
CRN: 43109 Instructor: Jennifer L. Wright Students will represent senior citizens in cases raising issues such as Medicaid coverage for long-term care, Medicare benefits, guardianship and conservatorship proceedings, advance planning for incapacity and end of life ,subsidized housing issues for seniors, nursing home rights, elder abuse, and consumer scams targeting the elderly. Students will interview and counsel clients, research the law and investigate facts, draft transactional documents, draft and file pleadings, conduct discovery, negotiate settlements, and represent clients in administrative hearings and trials. Enrollment by permission only. [Prerequisite or Concurrent Enrollment: Professional Responsibility]

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LAWS 941 - 01 Clinic:Community Justice Prjct See Details * *
CRN: 43111 Instructor: Nekima V. Levy-Pounds Students will represent individuals and families facing crisis points within the family. Students may focus especially on helping victims of domestic violence and will participate in the expedited litigation practice involved in obtaining orders for protection. Students will receive instruction in applicable family, civil, criminal, and procedural law, as well as learn the skills of fact investigation, direct and cross-examination, oral advocacy, motion practice, and negotiation. Students may also handle issues surrounding child custody and family dissolution. enrollment by permission only. [Prerequisite or Concurrent enrollment: Professional Responsibility]

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LAWS 942 - 01 Clinic: Immigration Law Pr See Details * *
CRN: 43110 Instructor: Megan M. Galasso, Virgil O. Wiebe Students will represent immigrants seeking to improve their legal status in the United States and may handle political asylum applications, claims under the Violence Against Women Act, and other forms of immigration law relief. Students may conduct client interviews, engage in local and international fact investigation, draft immigration applications and client affidavits, work with expert witnesses, draft legal briefs, and represent clients before immigration judges and immigration-related divisions of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Enrollment by permission only. [Prerequisite or Concurrent Enrollment: Professional Responsibility]

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LAWS 943 - 01 Clinic: Adv Practice Elder - - - - - - U 0600 - 0601
CRN: 43339 Instructor: Jennifer L. Wright A small number of students who have completed a semester in the Clinic: Elder Law Practice Group may be asked to part- icipate in the clinic practice for a second semester by continuing client representation and providing assistance to new clinic students. Enrollment by permission only.

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LAWS 944 - 01 Clinic: Adv Community Justice - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43340 Instructor: Nekima V. Levy-Pounds A small number of students who have completed a semester in the Clinic: Family Law Practice Group may be asked to part- icipate in the clinic practice for a second semester by continuing client representation and providing assistance to new clinic students. Enrollment by permission only.

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LAWS 945 - 01 Clinic:Adv Pract Immigratn - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43341 Instructor: Virgil O. Wiebe A small number of students who have completed a semester in the Clinic: Immigration Law Practice Group may be asked to participate in the clinic practice for a second semester by continuing client representation and providing assistance to new clinic students. Enrollment by permission only.

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LAWS 950 - 01 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43257 Instructor: Ann L. Bateson Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 02 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43258 Instructor: Thomas C. Berg Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 03 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43259 Instructor: Rene Bowser Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 04 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43260 Instructor: Teresa S. Collett Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 05 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43263 Instructor: Robert A. Kahn Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 06 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43264 Instructor: Mitchell Gordon Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 07 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43265 Instructor: Daniel F. Griffith Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 08 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43266 Instructor: Bruce A. Grosland Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 09 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43267 Instructor: Neil W. Hamilton Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 10 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43268 Instructor: Mariana D. Hernandez Crespo Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 11 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43269 Instructor: Thomas R. Joyce Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 12 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43270 Instructor: Wulf A. Kaal Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 13 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43271 Instructor: Nekima V. Levy-Pounds Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 14 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43272 Instructor: Joel A. Nichols Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 15 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43273 Instructor: Jerome M. Organ Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 16 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43274 Instructor: Julie A. Oseid Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 17 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43275 Instructor: Mark W. Osler Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 18 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43276 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael S. Paulsen Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 19 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43277 Instructor: Charles J. Reid Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 20 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43278 Instructor: Judith M. Rush Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 21 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43279 Instructor: Elizabeth R. Schiltz Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 22 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43280 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Henry J. Shea Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 23 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43281 Instructor: Gregory C. Sisk Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 24 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43282 Instructor: Susan J. Stabile Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 25 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43283 Instructor: Scott G. Swanson Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 26 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43284 Instructor: Dwight R. Whitt Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 27 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43285 Instructor: Virgil O. Wiebe Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 28 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43286 Instructor: Jennifer L. Wright Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 29 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43344 Instructor: David B. Washington Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 30 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43440 Instructor: Robert J. Delahunty Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 31 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43448 Instructor: Steven W. Tyacke Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 950 - 32 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43449 Instructor: Lyman P. Johnson Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.

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LAWS 951 - 01 Clinic: Appellate I - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43113 Instructor: Gregory C. Sisk Third-year students only. Students in the Appellate Clinic will work on a pro bono civil appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in collaboration with the University of Arkansas. Students will review the trial court record, identify and research issues for appeal, prepare an opening brief and a reply brief, and a student may be designated to present the oral argument to the court. 3 credits in the fall, 1-3 credits in the spring. Students should anticipate two semesters, but second semester involvement is dependent on case progress (spring semester is called Advanced Appellate). Third-year students who took clinic during their second- year may apply. Enrollment by permission only.

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LAWS 953 - 01 Clinic: Fed. Commutations I M - - - - - - 1330 - 1525 MSL 459
CRN: 43114 Instructor: Mark W. Osler Students in the Federal Commutations clinic will work under the supervision of a professor representing individuals seeking federal commutations of sentence. Will likely involve travel to federal penitentiaries. Students in this clinic are expected to continue work in the spring semester. 2 credits/semester (spring semester is called Clinic: Advanced Federal Commutations). Enrollment by permission only. Prerequisite: LAWS 725 Professional Responsibility (concurrent registration allowed).

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LAWS 956 - 01 Clinic: Nonprofit Org. I - T - R - - - 1330 - 1455 MSL
CRN: 43108 Instructor: Alexandra M. Young This nonprofit clinical course focuses on the legal needs of aspiring nonprofits that originate from law students at UST law. As this course helps these organizations get off the ground and sustain themselves, the course provide a vehicle graduates can harness to promote social and economic justice here and abroad. Students who take this class are better equipped to volunteer for nonprofit organizations and serve on their boards, promoting servant leadership and social justice. 2 semester commitment, 3 credits each semester (spring semester is called Advanced Nonprofit Organizations). Prerequisite: LAWS 725 Professional Responsibility (allowed to be taken concurrently)

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LAWS 957 - 01 Clinic: Nonprofit Org. II - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43342 Instructor: Alexandra M. Young This is the second semester of the two-semester clinic related to Nonprofits Organizations work. Prerequisite: LAWS 956

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LAWS 958 - 01 Clinic: Bankruptcy Lit. I - T - R - - - 1730 - 1915
CRN: 43112 Instructor: Joel D. Nesset, Nadia B. Hasan, Steven H. Silton, Thomas G. Wallrich The Bankruptcy Litigation Clinic involves representing an indigent party in Federal Bankruptcy Court. Students will handle cases from beginning to end. The student may draft a complaint, answer, conduct discovery, participate in motion practice, and finally, defend the client at the trial. Typical cases involve representing either a debtor who has been sued for a denial of discharge, or representing a creditor to have one or more of the creditor's claims declared non-dischargeable. - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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LAWS 960 - 01 Clinic: Immigration App. I - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43116 Instructor: Elizabeth A. Holmes Students in the Appellate Immigration Group will represent immigrant or institutional clients in cases before the federal courts of appeals the Board of Immigration Appeals. Students will develop an understanding of the interaction of federal courts and administrative agencies, the rules of federal appellate practice, the applicable standards of review, strategic choices in issue development, the use of a fixed record, and the state of the law on different immigration issues across circuit courts. Activities will focus on drafting legal briefs but may also include collaborating with other advocates, working with opposing counsel, and leading interactions with immigrant clients. Students must complete three semesters of law school before registering for this course.

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LAWS 962 - 01 Clinic: Misdemean. Defense I - - W - - - - 1700 - 1900 MSL 446
CRN: 43115 Instructor: Scott G. Swanson, Shawn P. Webb Students will attend classes to learn about the practical and official rules of criminal procedure in Minnesota Courtrooms, and will be assigned to a practicing public defender attorney to learn how to represent clients in different types of proceedings (generally assigned based on student interest; for example, students interested in juvenile representation will represent juveniles). No prerequisites or co-requisites for summer session – professional responsibility will be worked into the classes for rising 2Ls.

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LAWS 963 - 01 Clinic: Misdemean. Defense II - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43234 Instructor: Scott G. Swanson, Shawn P. Webb For this 1-3 credit course, the advanced students will assist and train other students in the courtroom setting. The advanced student(s) will attend the Misdemeanor Classes which are dedicated to topics that are practiced by students in a moot courtroom setting (bail arguments, negotiations, guilty plea colloquies); in those classes, the advanced student(s) will do both demonstrations, judging, and provide feedback to students in the Misdemeanor Clinic. Enrollment is at the permission of the instructor.

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LAWS 725 - 02 Professional Responsibility - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21040 Instructor: Staff This course will examine issues of legal ethics and the professional responsibility of lawyers. Students will study the law governing the conduct of lawyers in areas like formation of the lawyer/client relationship, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, client communications and the lawyer's role within the adversarial process. Additionally, students will move beyond the legal rules and regulations to explore expanded and aspirational ideas of what a lawyer's role can and should be in the lawyer/client relationship, in the profession and in society.

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