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Spring 2013-14 Course Offerings

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1L Elective: Business Basics for Lawyering - LAW 570S 001
This course will introduce students to basic concepts applicable to business lawyering. Topics will include methods of financing business entities, accounting principles, valuation, types of business entities, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation issues, and antitrust law. Students will be required to write two five-page reflection papers and one final 15-page comment.


Instructor: Dennis
Day(s): M
Times: 1:30 - 3:30
Room: 340
1L Elective: Contract Theory - LAW 570S 003


Instructor: Cimino
Day(s): M
Times: 1:30 - 3:30
Room: 440
1L Elective: Health Care Regulation: Of Rogues, Payers, and Consumers - LAW 570S 004
This course will examine the specialty of health law through the lens of several emerging regulatory issues. The goal is twofold: to expose students to several dimensions of health law and to explore the arsenal of regulatory tools that are available to solve health care problems. After an introduction to health care regulation -- using medical licensing, fraud and abuse. And tort law as examples -- specific topics will include: (1) the tension between drug regulation and consumer-directed health care in areas such as dietary supplements; (2) emerging medical technologies such as diagnostic Mobile Apps for iPhones and the role of patent law and the FTC; (3) the problem of medical uncertainty and the role of the Affordable Care Act in reducing such uncertainty; (4) the use of payment tools to improve provider behaviors; and (5) the use of the tools of behavioral economics to create “nudges” to move consumer behavior in efficient direction in promoting wellness and other social goals. Students will work in groups of three to write a paper and give a presentation on topics of their choice, related to the issues above.


Instructor: Furrow
Day(s): M
Times: 1:30 - 3:30
Room: 140
1L Elective: Introduction to International Human Rights Law - LAW 570S 002
This course will provide students with a basic overview of the philosophy, history, and emerging legal principles of international human rights law. Students will examine a broad range of topics including international criminal law, transitional justice, international humanitarian law, and universal jurisdiction. In order to access these topics, students will engage in critical thinking and discussion about contemporary debates and issues in international human rights, such as U.S. drone policy, the trial of Rios Montt for genocide in Guatemala, and protection against domestic violence as a human right.


Instructor: Lopez
Day(s): M
Times: 1:30 - 3:30
Room: ISB 112
Advanced Contract Drafting & Negotiation - LAW 889S 001
This course will provide students, who have already taken Contract Drafting, with the "next steps" in the transactional drafting & negotiation process. There will be two deals that students will work on during the semester. For each deal, one student will be paired with a classmate, and the students in the pair will represent different parties. By participating in the entire deal, students will learn how to negotiate and draft an initial Letter of Intent (LOI) which sets forth material deal terms and, once the LOI is executed, will negotiate & draft a final agreement. These deals will be more complex than the ones they were exposed to in Contract Drafting, and as a part of this advanced class, students will also learn a lot more about strategizing a negotiation with their client, handling negotiation with opposing counsel, redlining documents prior to execution, and seeing the contract through to completion.


Instructor: Friedman
Pre-Requisite: LAW 884S - Contract Drafting
Day(s): M W
Times: 2:00 - 2:55
Room: 250
Advanced Legal Research - LAW 880S 941
This course provides students a thorough grounding in the research skills needed by today's lawyers. Students will learn how to use advanced electronic and print resources and techniques to research case law, statutes, legislative histories, administrative law, and specialized law-related topics such as business and social science research. Grading is Credit/No Credit.

Instructor: Bernstein
Day(s): Online
Times: Online
Room: Online
Advanced Trial Advocacy: Civil - LAW 904S 001
This course is a continuation of Introduction to Trial Advocacy and is an advanced civil trial skills class which teaches students advanced trial skills; evidentiary issues; and case development. Students will perform exercises and develop case theories using mock civil cases. Grading is Credit/No Credit.

Instructor: Kent/Leckman
Pre-Requisite: LAW 902S - Introduction to Trial Advocacy
Day(s): R
Times: 3:45 - 5:45
Room: 114
Advanced Trial Advocacy: Trials of the Century - LAW 908S 001
This course will teach students to understand, develop and perform advanced trial skills based on strategic themes and theories used throughout the trial process. Students will analyze actual trial transcripts and exhibits, and movie vignettes of advocates from famous "Trials of the Century." Grading is Credit/No Credit.

Instructor: Stern
Pre-Requisite: LAW 902S - Introduction to Trial Advocacy
Day(s): W
Times: 10:05 - 12:05
Room: 114
Appellate Advocacy - LAW 910S 001
This course provides students with advanced training in appellate advocacy, including the study of the rhetoric of persuasion, the preparation of appellate briefs and effective oral advocacy, and will include an introduction to appellate procedure. This course is required for students serving on the moot court board.

Instructor: Merenstein
Day(s): W
Times: 4:00 - 6:00
Room: 420
Appellate Litigation Clinic II - LAW 948S 001
This is a continuation of LAW 947S. Students must enroll in both semesters of the clinic.

Instructor: Frankel
Day(s): TBD
Times: TBD
Room: TBD
Business Organizations - LAW 700S 001
This class studies the legal attributes of corporations, partnerships, and the limited liability of companies. It examines the rights, duties and liabilities of managers, owners, and agents. It also focuses on formation issues, operational powers and fundamental changes in business forms such as dissolution, merger, or acquisition.

Instructor: Benforado
Day(s): M T R
Times: 10:45 - 12:00
Room: 240
Business Torts - LAW 799S 002
The course surveys a variety of causes of action for nonphysical harm that form the core of many lawyers' business and commercial litigation practices.  It may address issues such as unfair competition (deceptive marketing, trade mark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets), defamation, consumer fraud, interference with contract and economic advantage, and liability for consequential economic harm.


Instructor: Haverstick
Day(s): W
Times: 8:30 - 10:30
Room: 440
Civil Litigation Field Clinic II - LAW 944S 001
This course is a continuation of LAW 943S. Students must enroll in both semesters of the clinic.

Instructor: Haldar
Pre-Requisite: LAW 656S - Justice Lawyering, LAW 943S - Civil Litigation Field Clinic I
Day(s): TBD
Times: TBD
Room: TBD
Communicating for Success - LAW 699S 002
The goal of this interactive seminar is to assist students in becoming practice-ready when they graduate from law school. The course will explore the array of skills and values that lawyers need to be effective in working with their clients using a relationship-centered model. Participants will draw upon their real world experiences in and out of law school to develop concrete tools and techniques to communicate with clients in a wide variety of contexts and to achieve better outcomes. Grading is Credit/No Credit.


Instructor: Brooks
Day(s): R
Times: 12:05 - 1:55
Room: 250
Conflict of Laws - LAW 632S 001
The course focuses on cases involving multi-jurisdictional elements. Three primary areas are covered: choice of the law approaches; enforcement in a forum of judgments rendered in another state; and jurisdiction over an out-of-state party. Both relationships among American states and issues involving state and federal law are addressed.

Instructor: Oates
Day(s): M W
Times: 10:35 - 12:00
Room: ISB 112
Constitutional Law - LAW 560S 001
This course examines the basic issues in federal constitutional law. Topics include the role of the courts in interpretation of the Constitution, the scope of legislative and executive powers, the limitation of the powers of state and local governments, and an introduction to concepts of equal protection.

Instructor: Cohen
Day(s): T W F
Times: 2:00 - 3:40 (T, W); 1:00 - 2:40 (F)
Room: 340
Constitutional Law - LAW 560S 002
This course examines the basic issues in federal constitutional law. Topics include the role of the courts in interpretation of the Constitution, the scope of legislative and executive powers, the limitation of the powers of state and local governments, and an introduction to concepts of equal protection.

Instructor: Abu El-Haj
Day(s): T W F
Times: 2:00 - 3:40 (T, W); 1:00 - 2:40 (F)
Room: ISB 112
Contract Drafting - LAW 884S 001
This course focuses on the issues and principles of drafting transactional (non-litigation) documents, such as contracts, wills and legislation. Students will complete a number of drafting assignments in and out of class. This course will include the use of form books with particular emphasis on customization of documents to a particular client's needs.

Instructor: Diamond
Day(s): M
Times: 9:00 - 11:00
Room: 301
Co-op - LAW 931S Var
The Co-op is a field placement in a corporation, law firm, judicial office, public interest organization, or government agency. Students must attend a pre-placement orientation and will work 20-25 hours per week and satisfy or exceed the supervisor's expectations. Enrollment is by permission only. Grading is Credit/No Credit.

Instructor: Staff
Co-Requisite: LAW 654S - Lawyering Practice Seminar
Day(s): TBD
Times: TBD
Room: TBD
Co-op Intensive - LAW 933S Var
The Co-op is a field placement in a corporation, law firm, judicial office, public interest organization, or government agency. Students must attend a pre-placement orientation and will work 35-40 hours per week and satisfy the supervisor's expectations. Grading is Credit/No Credit.

Instructor:
Co-Requisite: LAW 654S - Lawyering Practice Seminar
Day(s): TBD
Times: TBD
Room: TBD
Criminal & Civil Rights Litigation Strategies - LAW 939S 002
This advanced litigation course is designed to train students in how to create a strategy for handling a criminal or civil rights matter. Students will begin with substantial factual material. With this base, they will move through the processes of developing a case theory, designing an investigation and discovery strategy, targeting relevant court motions, and preparation of the case for trial.
 


Instructor: Loughry
Pre-Requisite: LAW 634S - Evidence, LAW 670S - Criminal Procedure: Investigations
Day(s): W
Times: 6:05 - 8:05
Room: 230
Criminal Law - LAW 558S 001
This course examines the principles that underlie liability for criminal conduct. Topics include the definition of crimes and the principles of punishment, the required acts and mental states necessary for liability, and defenses to and justifications for conduct. Specific crimes will be discussed including conspiracy and intentional murder and manslaughter.

Instructor: Tibbs
Day(s): T R F
Times: 10:30 - 11:50
Room: ISB 112
Criminal Law - LAW 558S 002
This course examines the principles that underlie liability for criminal conduct. Topics include the definition of crimes and the principles of punishment, the required acts and mental states necessary for liability, and defenses to and justifications for conduct. Specific crimes will be discussed including conspiracy and intentional murder and manslaughter.

Instructor: Kalhan
Day(s): T R F
Times: 10:30 - 12:00
Room: 340
Criminal Litigation Field Clinic II - LAW 942S 001
This course is a continuation of LAW 941S. Students must enroll in both semesters of the clinic.

Instructor: Muns
Pre-Requisite: LAW 656S - Justice Lawyering, LAW 941S - Criminal Litigation Field Clinic I
Day(s): TBD
Times: TBD
Room: TBD
Criminal Procedure: Investigations - LAW 670S 001
This course considers the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable search and seizure, the Fifth Amendment's right to Due Process and against compulsory self-incriminations, and the Sixth Amendment's right to counsel, all with particular emphasis on the application of these constitutional provisions within the context of criminal investigation.

Instructor: Tibbs
Day(s): T R
Times: 2:05 - 3:30
Room: 140
Criminal Procedure: Prosecution and Adjudication - LAW 671S 001
This course will study the basic rules of criminal procedure, beginning with the institution of formal proceedings. It will emphasize prosecutorial discretion, preliminary hearings, the grand jury, criminal discovery, guilty pleas and plea bargaining, jury selection, pretrial publicity, double jeopardy, the right to counsel, and pretrial release and sentencing.

Instructor: Zimmerman
Day(s): M W
Times: 3:35 - 5:00
Room: 440
Drexel Law Review - LAW 920S 001
Students must enter the law review writing competition and be selected as a member of the law review staff. Students will receive credit for their work in preparing each issue of the Drexel University Law Review. Enrollment by permission of the faculty supervisor(s) only. Grading is Credit/No Credit.

Instructor: Cimino
Day(s): TBD
Times: TBD
Room: TBD
Elder Law - LAW 669S 001
Elder Law is a relatively new practice area for attorneys. The aging "baby boomer" population almost single-handedly created Elder Law, with an assist from programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and their granddaddy, "Social Security". The probability that the Social Security system may someday collapse has undermined the "golden years" that elders thought they were going to enjoy. And as the population continues to age, more and more legal issues arise for our seniors. Access to healthcare; succumbing to mind-threatening disease that alters personality as well as memory; physical frailty and vulnerability -- creating easy target for unscrupulous people (some of whom may also be family members) -- these are just some of the issues that plague seniors and their families with worry.


Instructor: Shafer
Day(s): R
Times: 12:05 - 1:55
Room: 440
Enterprise Tax - LAW 702S 001
This course will survey the differing federal income tax treatments of the various forms of business and investment activities, including both corporations and partnerships.

Instructor: Stein
Pre-Requisite: LAW 701S - Federal Income Tax
Day(s): M T R
Times: 9:00 - 10:15
Room: 440
Entrepreneurial Law Clinic - LAW 924S 001
Students in the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic serve as "staff attorneys" in Drexel University’s "Start-Up Law Clinic." Students are expected to devote an average of 20 hours per week over the semester to the work of the Clinic. The Clinic will offer business and intellectual property law counseling to entrepreneurial start-ups based in the Greater Philadelphia area. These services will range from entity formation, founders’ agreements, and employment law counseling to trademark and patent registrations and general intellectual property protection counseling. The Clinic will be a transactional law practice servicing a select number of entrepreneurial clients. The Clinic will operate in collaboration with a panel of advisors who come from the leading emerging growth lawyers in Philadelphia.

Instructor: Rosard
Pre-Requisite: LAW 713S - Transactional Lawyering
Co-Requisite: LAW 653S - Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Seminar
Day(s): TBD
Times: TBD
Room: TBD
Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Seminar - LAW 653S 001
The Clinic Seminar will meet once a week, allowing participants in the Innovation Law Clinic to discuss various issues they encounter in their work in a seminar setting. There will be guest speakers and other opportunities to explore areas of law and law practice encountered in the Clinic.

Instructor: Rosard
Pre-Requisite: LAW 713S - Transactional Lawyering
Co-Requisite: LAW 924S - Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
Day(s): TBD
Times: TBD
Room: TBD
Evidence - LAW 634S 941
This course studies the law governing proof of disputed factual matters in criminal and civil trials, including issues of relevancy, competency, hearsay, and other exclusionary rules, and the privilege of witnesses.

Instructor: Haas
Day(s): Online
Times: Online
Room: Online
Expert Witnesses - LAW 799S 001
This course will examine the legal, policy, and practice considerations relating to the use of expert witnesses in civil and criminal cases.  The course will examine the various roles of expert witnesses in civil and criminal cases, the rules of evidence that govern the recognition of experts and admissibility of expert testimony, techniques for effective direct examination and cross-examination of experts, and the ethical guidelines most relevant to expert testimony.  This course will emphasize how attorneys can work effectively with experts (across disciplines) in the context of litigation.

Instructor: DeMatteo
Day(s): M W
Times: 3:35 - 5:00
Room: 240
Family Law - LAW 644S 001
This course will examine the legal and policy issues relating to the family. Topics will include marriage, including barriers to marriage and the legal relationships between spouses; parents and children; divorce and its incidents, including child support and custody, and jurisdictional issues.

Instructor: Brooks
Day(s): M W
Times: 2:00 - 3:25
Room: 240
Federal Courts - LAW 621S 001
This course considers the constitutional, statutory, and judicial rules that determine whether a case is tried in state or federal court.

Instructor: Asbury
Day(s): M W
Times: 9:00 - 10:25
Room: 302
Federal Criminal Law - LAW 699S 001
This is a broad survey course on current federal criminal law and practice, taught by a long-time federal prosecutor and trial attorney. Students will become familiar with a wide range of federal criminal statutes, theories of criminal liability and culpability, federal sentencing law, federal jurisdictional issues, and federal practice from the investigative through trial stages.


Instructor: Caputo
Day(s): W
Times: 6:05 - 8:05
Room: 440
Federal Income Tax - LAW 701S 001
This course is intended to give students an understanding of the fundamental legal and policy concepts underlying the federal individual income tax. The course will focus on the statutory framework of U.S. tax laws, particular judicial authorities, and selected Treasury Department regulations and rulings.

Instructor: Pardys
Day(s): T R
Times: 8:25 - 10:25
Room: 420
Health Care Finance - LAW 784S 001
This class will consider basic economic concepts related to health care finance and private insurance. Topics will include managed care organizations and provider owned networks, as well as the effect of major federal payment programs and the impact of ERISA health care delivery systems.

Instructor: Goldman
Day(s): W
Times: 8:00 - 10:00
Room: 250
Health Law II: Regulating Cost and Access - LAW 781S 001
This course examines the history of the American health care system and will consider the tensions between costs and access to care. Topics will include the federal Medicare and Medicaid systems, cost controls through health insurance and federal regulation, antitrust issues, ERISA, EMTALA, and other federal regulatory regimes.

Instructor: Field
Day(s): T R
Times: 2:05 - 3:30
Room: 440
Health Policy Colloquium - LAW 782S 001
This course will use case studies to examine regulatory choices in health care. The course will first examine the tools available to regulators in the U.S. health care system, from command and control regulation to market-enhancing devices such as the use of information to inform patients. The course will then consider regulatory strategies that a regulator might consider to handle several case studies: patient injury reduction in outpatient clinical/surgical settings; cost control of diagnostic imaging; in vitro fertilization and other reproduction enhancement developments; and malpractice tort reform, including insurance reform.

Instructor: Furrow
Pre-Requisite: LAW 780S - Health Law I: Regulating Quality and Access, LAW 781S - Health Law II: Regulating Cost and Access
Co-Requisite: LAW 781S - Health Law II: Regulating Cost and Access
Day(s): F
Times: 9:30 - 11:30
Room: 302
Immigration Litigation - LAW 899S 002
The course will focus on handling cases before the immigration court. Beginning with an overview of the immigration court system and pertinent parts of immigration law, this course will also examine grounds of removal and of inadmissibility, bond motions, grounds to challenge the Notice to Appear, three of the most common forms of relief, adjustment of status and fear of return to home country. The course will be geared to a practical handling of these problems, but with a firm grounding in the legal authorities.


Instructor: Judge Morley
Day(s): T
Times: 6:10 - 8:10
Room: 420
Improvisation for Lawyers - LAW 890S 001
In this intensive course, students will hone their legal performance skills by studying improvisational theater techniques. The course will involve extensive hands-on performance. Grading is Credit/No Credit.

Instructor: Geller
Day(s): M
Times: 6:05 - 8:05
Room: 114
Intellectual Property Legal Research - LAW 871S 941
The goal of this course is to provide students with grounding in the materials essential to performing introductory intellectual project research, enabling them to complete complex IP research assignments, whether for coursework or practice. Classes will contain an overview of research tools, explanations on how to use them effectively and assignments demonstrate their proper use. This course will augment current and future IP course offerings. Grading is Credit/No Credit.

Instructor: Cannan
Pre-Requisite: LAW 565S - Legal Methods I, LAW 566S - Legal Methods II
Day(s): Online
Times: Online
Room: Online
Intro to Interviewing, Negotiation & Counseling - LAW 568S Various
This course develops the practical lawyering skills of interviewing and counseling. Students will also be introduced to negotiation theory and practice.

Instructor: ICN Instructors
Day(s): J-Term
Times: J-Term
Room: Law Building
Introduction to Trial Advocacy - LAW 902S 001
This course will teach students to perform trial skills based on strategic themes and theories. The students will conduct direct and cross-examination of lay, party and expert witnesses, opening and closing statements, make objections and introduce exhibits. The course will culminate with each student performing in a mock trial. Grading is Credit/No Credit.

Instructor: Stern
Pre-Requisite: LAW 634S - Evidence
Co-Requisite: LAW 634S - Evidence
Day(s): R
Times: 12:05 - 1:55
Room: 114
Introduction to Trial Advocacy - LAW 902S 002
This course will teach students to perform trial skills based on strategic themes and theories. The students will conduct direct and cross-examination of lay, party and expert witnesses, opening and closing statements, make objections and introduce exhibits. The course will culminate with each student performing in a mock trial. Grading is Credit/No Credit.

Instructor: Berger/Andres
Pre-Requisite: LAW 634S - Evidence
Co-Requisite: LAW 634S - Evidence
Day(s): R
Times: 6:00 - 8:00
Room: 114
Introduction to Trial Advocacy - LAW 902S A
This course will teach students to perform trial skills based on strategic themes and theories. The students will conduct direct and cross-examination of lay, party and expert witnesses, opening and closing statements, make objections and introduce exhibits. The course will culminate with each student performing in a mock trial. Grading is Credit/No Credit.

Instructor: Stern
Pre-Requisite: LAW 634S - Evidence
Co-Requisite: LAW 634S - Evidence
Day(s): M
Times: 1:00 - 1:55
Room: 250
Jurisprudence - LAW 834S 001
This course addresses essential questions about the nature of law, and its role in society. What is law? What is its source of legitimacy? How does it function? Readings will consider major texts in Western jurisprudential philosophy.

Instructor: Asbury
Day(s): M W
Times: 2:00 - 3:25
Room: 302
Juvenile Justice Law - LAW 678S 001
This course will conduct an in-depth study of juvenile justice jurisprudence, doctrine, and policy in the United States. It will consider particular constitutional issues as they relate to children in the juvenile justice system. It will also consider the major differences between the criminal justice and the juvenile justice systems.

Instructor: Anglada
Day(s): T R
Times: 4:40 - 6:05
Room: 420
Land Use Law - LAW 746S 001
This course studies the principal methods of public control of private land use. It will consider issues relating to nuisance, eminent domain, taxation and zoning.

Instructor: Sanchez
Day(s): T
Times: 6:10 - 8:10
Room: 440
Law and Mind Sciences - LAW 842S 001
Much of law and legal theory is based on commonsense assumptions about human behavior: criminals are evil; contracting parties act freely and with full knowledge; and workplace discrimination results from conscious prejudice. This seminar will explore evidence from social psychology, social cognition, cognitive neuroscience, and related fields that challenges these and similar conceptions.

Instructor: Benforado
Day(s): R
Times: 3:45 - 5:45
Room: 301
Law of Medical Malpractice - LAW 788S 001
This course covers medical liability issues arising from the treatment relationship between health care providers and their patients. Topics include the history of the medical malpractice tort, its evolution as a "crisis," informed consent, the framework for a medical malpractice lawsuit, and an analysis of proposals for medical malpractice reforms.

Instructor: Hoffman
Day(s): M
Times: 6:05 - 8:05
Room: 440
Lawyering Practice Seminar - LAW 654S 001
This seminar focuses on learning from experiences, both in the co-op and in later professional practice. Students will study the roles being played by lawyers and the institutions where lawyers work. They will discuss their fieldwork experiences, make formal class presentations, and listen to practicing attorneys. Enrollment is by permission only.

Instructor: Parambath
Co-Requisite: LAW 931S - Co-op, LAW 933S - Co-op Intensive, LAW 934S - Summer Co-op
Day(s): T
Times: 5:10 - 7:10
Room: 230
Lawyering Practice Seminar - LAW 654S 002
This seminar focuses on learning from experiences, both in the co-op and in later professional practice. Students will study the roles being played by lawyers and the institutions where lawyers work. They will discuss their fieldwork experiences, make formal class presentations, and listen to practicing attorneys. Enrollment is by permission only.

Instructor: Montemarano
Co-Requisite: LAW 931S - Co-op, LAW 933S - Co-op Intensive, LAW 934S - Summer Co-op
Day(s): T
Times: 5:10 - 7:10
Room: 301
Lawyering Practice Seminar - LAW 654S 941
This seminar focuses on learning from experiences, both in the co-op and in later professional practice. Students will study the roles being played by lawyers and the institutions where lawyers work. They will discuss their fieldwork experiences, make formal class presentations, and listen to practicing attorneys. Enrollment is by permission only.

Instructor: Edwards
Co-Requisite: LAW 931S - Co-op, LAW 933S - Co-op Intensive, LAW 934S - Summer Co-op
Day(s): Online
Times: Online
Room: Online
Legal Methods II - LAW 566S 001
This course continues Legal Methods I. Students will learn additional legal research skills and will be introduced to persuasive writing techniques

Instructor: Seligmann
Day(s): M W
Times: 9:00 - 10:25
Room: 340
Legal Methods II - LAW 566S 002
This course continues Legal Methods I. Students will learn additional legal research skills and will be introduced to persuasive writing techniques

Instructor: White
Day(s): M W
Times: 10:35 - 12:00
Room: 340
Legal Methods II - LAW 566S 003
This course continues Legal Methods I. Students will learn additional legal research skills and will be introduced to persuasive writing techniques

Instructor: Clark
Day(s): M W
Times: 10:35 - 12:00
Room: 420
Legal Methods II - LAW 566S 004
This course continues Legal Methods I. Students will learn additional legal research skills and will be introduced to persuasive writing techniques

Instructor: Zimmerman
Day(s): M W
Times: 9:00 - 10:25
Room: 240
Legal Methods II - LAW 566S 005
This course continues Legal Methods I. Students will learn additional legal research skills and will be introduced to persuasive writing techniques

Instructor: Coleman
Day(s): M W
Times: 10:35 - 12:00
Room: 440
Litigation Drafting - LAW 882S 001
This course explores technical and strategic issues in the drafting of litigation documents such as complaints, answers, written discovery, motions, affidavits, discovery schedules, pretrial orders, jury instructions, releases and correspondence. Students will complete a number of drafting assignments in and out of class.

Instructor: Danilewitz
Day(s): R
Times: 6:15 - 8:15
Room: 301
Media Law - LAW 619S 001
This course will consider caselaw, commentary and current events relevant to the regulation of contemporary U.S. media. Selected topics include: defining who "the media" is; an introduction to First Amendment protections of publication and the press; and an introduction to federal administrative regulation of the media.


Instructor: Cimino
Day(s): T R
Times: 2:05 - 3:30
Room: 420
Moot Court Board - LAW 894S 001
Students will be selected by the faculty supervisors to serve on the moot court board. Students will develop an intra-scholastic moot court competition and will be eligible to compete in interscholastic competitions. Students must take Appellate Advocacy before or during the semester of their external competition. Enrollment by permission of the faculty supervisor(s) only. Grading is Credit/No Credit.

Instructor: Montemarano
Day(s): TBD
Times: TBD
Room: TBD
National Security Law - LAW 899S 001
This course will examine the legal frameworks governing the use of national security powers by the U.S. government. It will explore the exercise of military force, the structures of the law enforcement and intelligence communities, and the legality of counterterrorism-related activities.
 


Instructor: Rishikof
Day(s): T
Times: 1:30 - 3:30
Room: 301
Patent Litigation and Strategy - LAW 763S 001
This course provides an introduction to patent infringement litigation in the federal courts and will focus on the special aspects of patent litigation arising from its technical nature.

Instructor: Rocci
Pre-Requisite: LAW 761S - Patents
Day(s): W
Times: 1:25 - 3:25
Room: 230
Pennsylvania Innocence Project Practicum - LAW 923S 001
This is a practicum in which students work on behalf of individuals claiming they were wrongly convicted of a crime and seeking exoneration. Each student will be assigned cases under the supervision of an attorney. In the course of investigating factual claims and researching legal issues, students will review criminal files, interact with investigators, contact other attorneys, interview the client and witnesses, gather documentation, and prepare legal documents and memoranda. Students will also learn the law relevant to both innocence claims and legal issues in their cases. Grading is Credit/No Credit.

Instructor: Sanghvi
Day(s): TBD
Times: TBD
Room: TBD
Pennsylvania Practice - LAW 652S 001
This course explores unique issues related to civil litigation in Pennsylvania.

Instructor: Judge Bernstein
Day(s): R
Times: 6:00 - 8:00
Room: 250
Pretrial Advocacy - LAW 900S 001
This course is designed for students with an interest in litigation. Students will learn the major steps in the pretrial litigation process including theory development, client interviewing, informal fact investigation, pleading, discovery, depositions, pretrial motions, jury selection, and the settlement process.

Instructor: Voegele
Day(s): M
Times: 10:00 - 12:00
Room: 250
Professional Responsibility - LAW 830S 001
This course will examine the ethical duties of lawyers toward clients, courts, and society. The course emphasizes the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the Model Code of Professional Responsibility, and relevant case law. Topics covered include confidentiality, conflicts of interest, competence, fee arrangements, and the unauthorized practice of law.

Instructor: Daly
Day(s): T R
Times: 10:35 - 12:00
Room: 140
Property - LAW 556S 001
This course examines the basic elements of the law of real and personal property. Topics include ownership and possession of property, gifts, the rights of bona fide purchasers, adverse possession, estates and future interests in real property, and co-ownership and concurrent interests.

Instructor: Sheridan
Day(s): M T R
Times: 3:45 - 5:00
Room: ISB 112
Public International Law - LAW 824S 001
This course will examine the nature and sources of international law; international organizations, including the United Nations and the International Court of Justice; and the developing law of human rights. Other topics include the role of international law in the United States courts; the law relating to the use of military force; and international trade law.

Instructor: Saunders
Day(s): M W
Times: 2:00 - 3:25
Room: 420
Reproductive Rights Law - LAW 610S 001
Reproductive rights have been a central and sometimes divisive topic in our country’s recent history. This seminar will explore the legal regulation of human reproduction through caselaw and a variety of theoretical frameworks. It will consider constitutional, bioethical, moral, religious, and social issues around birth control, abortion, cloning, and embryonic selection.

Instructor: Kahan
Day(s): R
Times: 12:05 - 1:55
Room: 420
Sales - LAW 711S 001
This course reviews contract formation issues from the perspective of Uniform Commercial Code Article 2 and focuses on significant commercial contractual issues such as formation, performance (delivery and payment), title to goods, third party rights, warranty, and remedies.

Instructor: Finkelstein
Day(s): M W
Times: 6:05 - 7:30
Room: 420
Securities Regulation - LAW 714S 001
This course examines securities market regulation, including registration, exemption, and remedies under the Securities Act of 1933; reporting and accounting standards under the 1934 Act; the proxy system; and the regulation of broker-dealers, specialists, and self-regulatory organizations.

Instructor: Cole
Day(s): M W
Times: 4:35 - 6:00
Room: 250
Special Education Law - LAW 642S 001
This class considers the law governing education of students with disabilities, with a particular focus on the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Students will study the evaluation and planning process, procedural due process provisions, and substantive issues such as use of least restrictive environment and school discipline, and remedies under the law.

Instructor: Seligmann/Berney
Day(s): T R
Times: 9:00 - 10:25
Room: 250
Topics in Estate Planning - LAW 739S 001
Students will learn practical estate and gift tax concepts from accomplished practitioners, and engage in real-life problem-solving, tackling common yet sometimes complicated tax rules.  Students will consider the idea of artful drafting and learn how to most efficiently accomplish a client’s family management and tax planning goals. 


Instructor: Deringer/Boxer
Pre-Requisite: LAW 740S - Trusts and Estates
Day(s): W
Times: 9:15 - 11:15
Room: 230
Trademarks and Unfair Competition - LAW 764S 001
This course analyzes the law of unfair commercial practices. It covers trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress, infringement, interference with contractual relationships, appropriation of intellectual property created by another, defamation, disparagement, false advertising, unfair methods of competition, unfair or deceptive acts or practices, and remedies.

Instructor: Sheridan
Day(s): T R
Times: 10:35 - 12:00
Room: 420
Transactional Lawyering - LAW 713S 001
This hands-on skills course places students in the role of dealmakers. Students must anticipate legal problems and create agreements that avoid those pitfalls.

Instructor: Okamoto
Day(s): T F
Times: 5:05 - 6:00 (T); 9:00 - 12:00 (F)
Room: 240
Transactional Lawyering - LAW 713S 002
This hands-on skills course places students in the role of dealmakers. Students must anticipate legal problems and create agreements that avoid those pitfalls.

Instructor: Kravets
Day(s): T F
Times: 5:05 - 6:00 (T); 9:00 - 12:00 (F)
Room: 250
Trial Team - LAW 918S 001
Enrollment by permission of the faculty supervisor(s) only. Grading is Credit/No Credit.

Instructor: Stern
Pre-Requisite: LAW 634S - Evidence, LAW 900S - Pretrial Advocacy, LAW 902S - Introduction to Trial Advocacy
Day(s): TBD
Times: TBD
Room: TBD
Writing Strategies for the Bar Exam - LAW 886S 001
This course will prepare students for the written portions of the bar exam – essays and performance test questions. Students will develop their exam-writing skills by taking practice questions under exam conditions and receiving critiques of their answers. Students will also review several areas of substantive law commonly tested on bar exams. Grading is Credit/No Credit. NOTE: The course is not intended as a substitute for a commercial bar review course. Students sitting for bar exams that do not have a performance test will take additional essay practice tests instead of practice performance tests.

Instructor: Kraybill
Day(s): F
Times: 9:30 - 11:30
Room: 420
Writing Strategies for the Bar Exam - LAW 886S 002
This course will prepare students for the written portions of the bar exam – essays and performance test questions. Students will develop their exam-writing skills by taking practice questions under exam conditions and receiving critiques of their answers. Students will also review several areas of substantive law commonly tested on bar exams. Grading is Credit/No Credit. NOTE: The course is not intended as a substitute for a commercial bar review course. Students sitting for bar exams that do not have a performance test will take additional essay practice tests instead of practice performance tests.

Instructor: McGrain
Day(s): W
Times: 6:05 - 8:05
Room: 250
Writing Strategies for the Bar Exam - LAW 886S 003
This course will prepare students for the written portions of the bar exam – essays and performance test questions. Students will develop their exam-writing skills by taking practice questions under exam conditions and receiving critiques of their answers. Students will also review several areas of substantive law commonly tested on bar exams. Grading is Credit/No Credit. NOTE: The course is not intended as a substitute for a commercial bar review course. Students sitting for bar exams that do not have a performance test will take additional essay practice tests instead of practice performance tests.

Instructor: McGrain
Day(s): T
Times: 4:00 - 6:00
Room: 440
Writing Strategies for the Bar Exam - LAW 886S 941
This course will prepare students for the written portions of the bar exam – essays and performance test questions. Students will develop their exam-writing skills by taking practice questions under exam conditions and receiving critiques of their answers. Students will also review several areas of substantive law commonly tested on bar exams. Grading is Credit/No Credit. NOTE: The course is not intended as a substitute for a commercial bar review course. Students sitting for bar exams that do not have a performance test will take additional essay practice tests instead of practice performance tests.

Instructor: Montemarano
Day(s): Online
Times: Online
Room: Online