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Benjamin Carpenter

Assistant Professor
Degree
J.D., Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law
B.A., University of Notre Dame
Office
MSL 424
Phone
(651) 962-4921

J-Term 2021 Courses

J-Term 2021 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2021 Courses

Spring 2021 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 625 - 10 Lawyering Skills II M - W - - - - 0830 - 0955 MSL 244

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M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

0830 - 0955

Location:

MSL 244

Course Registration Number:

26483 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Benjamin C. Carpenter

This course, which builds on Lawyering Skills I, consists of two parts: research and writing/oral advocacy. During the research part of the course, students will learn how to develop research strategies that use primary and secondary sources efficiently to meet clients’ needs in a cost-effective, ethical way. These skills will help students in future courses that require research, as well as in their careers as law clerks and lawyers. The writing/oral argument part of the course will build on the analysis, organization, and writing skills developed in Lawyering Skills I, with a focus on ethical advocacy. Students will research and draft a summary judgment brief and advocate for their client before a moot court.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
LAWS 625 - 11 Lawyering Skills II M - W - - - - 1030 - 1155 MSL 244

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1030 - 1155

Location:

MSL 244

Course Registration Number:

26487 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Benjamin C. Carpenter

This course, which builds on Lawyering Skills I, consists of two parts: research and writing/oral advocacy. During the research part of the course, students will learn how to develop research strategies that use primary and secondary sources efficiently to meet clients’ needs in a cost-effective, ethical way. These skills will help students in future courses that require research, as well as in their careers as law clerks and lawyers. The writing/oral argument part of the course will build on the analysis, organization, and writing skills developed in Lawyering Skills I, with a focus on ethical advocacy. Students will research and draft a summary judgment brief and advocate for their client before a moot court.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
LAWS 641 - 01 Serving Clients Well F2 M T W R F - - 1330 - 1615

Days of Week:

M T W R F - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1615

Location:

Course Registration Number:

26616 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Benjamin C. Carpenter

Lawyers are viewed as problem-solvers, and as leaders in society, and this class introduces a framework of ethical leadership and helps set a trajectory for continued growth. This course highlights skills and traits needed for attorneys to thrive, and provides avenues to consider how to act in alignment with one’s values. Given the mission of St. Thomas Law School, the class places a special emphasis on relationships. The class also will facilitate opportunities to discuss problem-solving and cross-cultural competency. Prerequisite: LAWS 640

Schedule Details

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LAWS 950 - 03 Supervised Resrch & Writing - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

26574 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Benjamin C. Carpenter

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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Summer 2021 Courses

Summer 2021 Courses
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