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LAWE 708 ADR in the Workplace
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays: 3:00 - 3:50 pm
Thursdays: 3:00 - 4:40 pm
Instructor: Ann Hodges
CRN: 17233 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Explores mediation and arbitration in both union and nonunion workplaces. In addition to reading and discussion, students participate in simulations of both processes and also write a post-hearing arbitration brief.

LAWE 773 Advanced Clinical Practice
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Instructor: Julie McConnell
CRN: 17279 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
With faculty permission, students who have completed a clinical experience may enroll for advanced clinical work in the same field for between two and six credits. Advanced students will take leadership roles in clinic matters and complete a significant project over the course of the semester.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 632 Advanced Trial Practice
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Instructors: Mary Langer Marcus Minton
CRN: 10724 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Refines and builds on the skills covered in Trial Practice or Lawyering Skills by using more complex civil and criminal problems and files developed by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for training the more experienced trial advocate. Special emphasis will be placed on the development of a case theory and the choosing of an appropriate case theme for the more complex case. Covers use of demonstrative evidence, including photographs, charts, white boards, overheads, videos, and computer simulations. Enrollment limited. While both civil and criminal problems will be used in the class, special emphasis is placed upon civil litigation and trying a complex civil case.
Prerequisites
Lawyering Skills III (598).

LAWE 612 Agency and Partnership
Course Offerings (2)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11:00 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Emmeline Reeves
CRN: 10714 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Agency & Partnership requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 15 (approximately 15 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 1:55 pm
Instructor: Emmeline Reeves
CRN: 15161 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Agency & Partnership requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 15 (approximately 15 seats available)
Description
Creation of agency relationships; contractual liability of principals (disclosed and undisclosed), agents and third parties; tort liability of principals; fiduciary duties of agents; partnership: creation, rights, and duties of partners, dissolution of partnerships; limited partnerships; limited liability companies (LLCs).
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 709 Animal Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays: 6:15 - 7:55 pm
Instructor: Karen Welch
CRN: 13310 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Exploration of this emerging field of law with an emphasis on the latest cases, legislation and legal theory behind it. Areas of study include anti-cruelty; dogfighting; cockfighting; standing; wills and trusts benefitting animals; factory farming; The Endangered Species Act; non-economic damages for harm done to companion animals; and litigation over the treatment and welfare of animals. Classes will incorporate real world contributions from many of those people directly affected by animal law, including veterinarians, prosecutors, activists and lawyers.

LAWE 699 Anti-Bribery Law in International Business
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:45 pm
Instructor: Andrew Spalding
CRN: 17238 (section: 9)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Explores various dimensions of international anti-corruption law, including but not limited to bribery, money laundering, tax evasion, and banking secrecy. Satisfies upper level writing requirement. Students pick a paper topic early in the semester and dedicate most of their time to preparing the paper and an oral presentation.

LAWE 602 Business Associations
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:10 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Jessica Erickson
CRN: 14541 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Focuses on the law governing corporations, as well as the law of agency, partnerships, and limited liability companies. Discussion will include the choice of business form, distribution of power between managers and owners, fiduciary duties of managers, shareholder voting, and the special problems of close corporations.

LAWE 668 Business Planning
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:35 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: William Fisher
CRN: 16769 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Study of the role of the lawyer in business formation and financing; choice of business entity; choice of jurisdiction in which to organize; LLC operating agreements; selected issues under federal securities law; equity-based compensation; intellectual property protection; the venture capital industry; and preferred stock investments (including dividend and liquidation preferences, conversion, redemption, anti-dilution protection, voting rights agreements, and investor rights agreements). Requires students to perform nine written homework assignments and prepare three major written assignments consisting of memoranda and deal documents. For the homework and major assignments, we will operate as a notional law firm (students acting as associates and Professor Fisher as a partner), representing a start-up high technology business. Focuses on a practical understanding of the law and extreme precision when working with complicated deal documents.
Prerequisites
Corporations (LAWE602)

LAWE 616 Children and the Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Corinna Lain
CRN: 17230 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Analysis of the legal relationships among children, families, and the state. Focus on how the law balances the rights and interests of children, their parents and caregivers, and the state under both the federal constitution and state law. Topics include the status, rights, and obligations of parents and children, and abuse and neglect of children, including the termination of parental rights. We will consider important and complex questions, for example, the appropriate balance between family autonomy and state regulation, and the effects of race, class, and gender on the legal rules in this area.

LAWE 753 Children's Defense Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:50 - 4:10 pm
Instructor: Julie McConnell
CRN: 13739 (section: 1)
Units: 6
Children's Defense Clinic requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 seats available)
Description
Students advocate on behalf of children appearing before area juvenile courts. In the majority of cases, students serve as defense counsel for youth accused of delinquency (criminal) offenses. Students are also occasionally assigned to work on other cases which involve children's issues such as abuse and neglect or custody.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 750 Civil Placement Program
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 17276 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Civil Placement requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Placements are available with non profit lawyers as well as local, state, and federal government lawyers working on civil law matters. Opportunities are offered in the areas of litigation, public policy, legislative advocacy, and regulatory law. Two-hour classroom component required. Graded pass/fail. See director of Clinical Placement Program for more details.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWR 515 Civil Procedure
Course Offerings (3)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 1:05 - 2:15 pm
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 10863 (section: A)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 9:00 - 10:10 am
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 10868 (section: C)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:45 - 10:25 am
Instructor: Jessica Erickson
CRN: 14870 (section: B)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Introduction, with emphasis on federal law, to rules governing jurisdiction, venue, service of process, pleadings, joinder, discovery, summary adjudication, trial, judgments, direct and collateral attack on judgments, appellate procedure, and choice of law in civil litigation.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 749 Clinical Placement Program: Litigation
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Wednesdays: 4:30 - 8:00 pm
Instructor: Jayne Pemberton
CRN: 17236 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Litigation placement requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 seats available)
Description
Placements that primarily involve litigation. The course focuses on the litigation process, trial techniques, and professionalism.

LAWE 759 Computer Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:45 - 10:00 am
Instructor: Chris Cotropia
CRN: 16705 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Develop and refine practical skills in transactional drafting in the context of legal arrangements that govern most digital goods-based businesses (such as computer software and information technology companies) and related transactions. Drafting assignments involve issues of contract law, intellectual property law, and privacy in the context of digital goods and include license drafting, Digital Millennium Copyright Act safe harbor compliance, and privacy policies.

LAWE 699 Constitutional History
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:05 - 9:55 am
Instructor: Wesley Campbell
CRN: 14876 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Examines the Constitutional Convention of 1787, ratification of the Constitution by state conventions, and adoption of the Bill of Rights.

LAWE 650 Constitutional Jurisprudence
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays: 10:15 - 11:55 am
Instructor: Kevin Walsh
CRN: 17228 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Systematic examination of the jurisprudential underpinnings of the Constitution and of constitutional law. Topics include the nature of positive law, constitutional originalism, common-law constitutionalism, normative theories of constitutional law, and general jurisprudence.

LAWE 651 Constitutional Law II: Individual Rights
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Wesley Campbell
CRN: 17273 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 seats available)
Description
An exploration of individual rights in the federal constitution, covering the speech, press, and free exercise rights in the First Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms in the Second Amendment, and the rights of equal protection and due process in the Fourteenth Amendment.

LAWE 679 Contract Drafting
Course Offerings (4)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Fridays: 10:10 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Justin Laughter
CRN: 13266 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Brian Cannon
CRN: 15616 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Fridays: 10:10 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Hina Allauddin
CRN: 17323 (section: 3)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Laliberte
CRN: 17324 (section: 4)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
In this Law Skills IV pilot course, Application of contract law principles to the drafting of contracts through weekly written exercises, drafting assignments, and negotiations. Techniques to draft clear and accurate contracts and to effectively review contracts drafted by others. Several exercises will include ethical considerations in contract drafting. Meets Lawyering Skills IV requirement.

LAWR 513 Contracts
Course Offerings (3)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 10:30 - 11:40 am
Instructor: David Frisch
CRN: 16162 (section: B)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays: 2:30 - 4:25 pm
Wednesdays: 2:30 - 3:55 pm
Instructor: Andrew Spalding
CRN: 16163 (section: C)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 10:40 - 11:50 am
Instructor: David Epstein
CRN: 16721 (section: A)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Basic elements of contract law. Stress on the agreement process, i.e., offer and acceptance, consideration, and substitutes for consideration. Avoidance of contractual obligations, conditions, performance, and breach of contracts are examined, as are discharge of contractual duties and remedies. Third-party beneficiaries, assignments, and illegal contracts may be examined. The Uniform Commercial Code and the Restatement are emphasized throughout.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 788 Copyright Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:45 - 10:00 am
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 17224 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
A detailed examination of the law that protects literary, musical, artistic, and other works of authorship, with particular attention to the 1976 federal copyright statute, as amended. Topics include requirements for and scope of copyright protection, ownership and duration of copyright, copyright rights and remedies, fair use, interaction of copyright and digital technologies, the liability of third parties for the copyright infringement of others, and the tension between copyright and other areas of the law, such as free speech, patent, and contract law.

LAWE 619 Core Commercial Law Concepts
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:45 - 10:00 am
Instructor: David Epstein
CRN: 17225 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Explores the core concepts involved in (1) sales and leases of goods,(2) notes, checks, and electronic forms of payment, (3) credit transactions involving letters of credit and (4) credit transactions involving collateral other than real property. Emphasize principles rather than specific rules.

LAWE 751 Criminal Placement Program
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Wednesdays: 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Instructor: Joseph Ellis
CRN: 17277 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Criminal Placement requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Placements with state and federal prosecutors and public defenders. Students must have completed the requirements for third year practice certification for all placements. Two-hour classroom component required. Graded pass/fail. See director of Clinical Placement Program for more details.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 625 Criminal Procedure: Adjudication
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Paul Crane
CRN: 15597 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Federal and Virginia procedures at various stages of a criminal prosecution, including bail, preliminary hearings, indictments, discovery, speedy trial, double jeopardy, plea bargaining, jury selection, venue, and jurisdiction.

LAWE 603 Criminal Procedure: Investigation
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:45 - 10:00 am
Instructor: Ronald Bacigal
CRN: 15598 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Examines constitutional law in the criminal context, focusing on the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Topics explored include the selective incorporation doctrine, the exclusionary rule, the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, the Sixth Amendment right to counsel, and the Fifth and Sixth Amendment's application in the area of confessions and interrogation.

LAWE 699 Crimmigration
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:35 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Erin Collins
CRN: 16700 (section: 4)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Addresses the legal and policy issues that arise at the intersection of immigration law, criminal law, and criminal procedure. Explores how individuals perceived to have violated a criminal offense are treated in the immigration law system, how individuals thought not to be citizens of the United States are uniquely affected by criminal procedure norms and substantive criminal law, and how states and the federal government have sought to police criminal activity by noncitizens. Analysis of constitutional, statutory, and regulatory provisions concerning immigration and the procedural and substantive requirements concerning criminal proceedings as they affect noncitizens.

LAWE 745 D.C. Externship
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Instructor: Stephen Allred
CRN: 17280 (section: 1)
Units: 13
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Supervised externship (field placement) in a federal agency or nonprofit organization in Washington, DC and weekly seminar. Students must (1) work an average of 35 hours per week for 15 weeks at their field placement (500 hours total), (2) attend and actively participate in all weekly seminars, (3) complete the readings in the syllabus, and (4) complete all the written assignments described in the syllabus. Previous externship placements include the Federal Communications Commission, the Justice Department, the Department of Energy, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the DC Office of the Attorney General, and the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Graded pass/fail.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 785 Domestic Violence Seminar
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays: 2:30 - 4:10 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 17232 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Explores the dynamics of domestic violence, its impact on families, and how our justice system responds to protect and punish those involved. Topics surveyed include mandatory arrest policies, victimless prosecutions, civil protective orders, and community-based services for domestic violence offenders.

LAWE 614 Elder Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:45 - 10:00 am
Instructor: Leigh Melton
CRN: 17226 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 17 (approximately 17 seats available)
Description
Basic overview of the areas of law which typically impact the elderly. Public benefit programs for seniors, the aging network, health care decision making, housing options for seniors, community based services and options, guardianship, asset management, probate, Wills, planning for disability, and elder abuse. Guidance on obtaining information from public agencies and the relationship between the agencies and the courts that review their actions. Sources of law in each of these areas and application of the law to real life problems that elderly clients encounter.

LAWE 628 Employment Discrimination Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:45 - 10:00 am
Instructor: Henry Chambers
CRN: 12530 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 17 (approximately 17 seats available)
Description
Study of federal laws prohibiting workplace discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, and disability. The primary focus of the course will be on the theories of discrimination that have evolved under the various antidiscrimination laws. Also focuses on specific issues relating to particular types of discrimination such as sexual harassment, sexual orientation discrimination, retaliation and reasonable accommodation of religion and disability. Analyzes the policy underlying the laws and whether the laws are effectively achieving the statutory goal of eliminating workplace discrimination. Discusses the effective use of the federal rules of civil procedure in employment litigation. The grade will be based on a final examination and class participation.

LAWE 629 Employment Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:35 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Stephen Allred
CRN: 13262 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Analysis of statutory and common law regulation of the employment relationship, including employer testing and information gathering, wage and hour regulation, OSHA, workers compensation, wrongful discharge and other common law actions challenging discharge, unemployment compensation, and ERISA. Consideration of what role the law should play in various aspects of the employment relationship.

LAWE 666 Energy Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Joel Eisen
CRN: 17231 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 17 (approximately 17 seats available)
Description
Focus on the laws and policies that govern the exploitation of energy resources and the production and distribution of electricity. Includes an introduction to the structure of energy law, and in particular its unique hybrid of three types of laws: (1) natural resources laws (laws regulating individual energy resources such as coal and oil); (2) public utility laws; and (3) environmental laws. Also focuses on the laws and policies that affect resources most important to the Mid-Atlantic region, particularly the laws governing coal, natural gas, and electricity. Further study of electricity restructuring (deregulation) and the ongoing Virginia and federal experience with it (including innovative use of market mechanisms) and global climate change and its relationship to energy industries. Course Requirements: Class discussion, possible in-class simulations and exercises, and either a final paper or a final examination at the end of the semester.

LAWE 700 Entertainment Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays: 4:05 - 5:45 pm
Instructor: John Robinson
CRN: 16702 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Issues of law and policy affecting the entertainment industry.

LAWE 620 Environmental Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:35 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Joel Eisen
CRN: 14346 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 seats available)
Description
Looks at current issues in environmental law through the lenses of ecology, politics, economics, and ethics. Will confront issues such as how law regulates private economic activity, how it allocates scarce resources, and how it weighs the interests of future generations. It will examine the interaction of Congress, federal agencies, the states, and the courts in developing and implementing environmental law, and it will explore the diverse and conflicting perspectives of your potential future clients (environmental groups, government agencies, and businesses). Focuses on the major federal environmental laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, and CERCLA, the "Superfund" (toxic waste) statute.

LAWE 633 Estate and Gift Taxation
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays: 4:20 - 6:00 pm
Instructor: Timothy Guare
CRN: 10726 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
The nature of the estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes and deal with issues that arise in connection with these taxes, such as valuing assets, calculating the tax, determining when a gift is made, qualifying for the gift tax annual exclusion, and determining which assets are included in the decedent's gross estate. Emphasis will be on general concepts and not on technical details. A previous course in federal income tax is suggested but not required.

LAWE 599 Evidence
Course Offerings (2)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:15 - 9:55 am
Instructor: Erin Collins
CRN: 10688 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:25 - 10:05 am
Instructor: Corinna Lain
CRN: 10689 (section: 2)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
An introduction to the Federal Rules of Evidence. Concepts addressed include relevance, categorical rules of exclusion, character evidence, competency and credibility of witnesses, hearsay and its exceptions, privileges, authentication, and scientific evidence. May also address judicial notice and civil and criminal presumptions.

LAWE 778 Family Law Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:05 - 2:45 pm
Instructor: Dale Cecka
CRN: 16706 (section: 1)
Units: 6
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
Description
Working under the supervision of the clinic director, students will represent low-income clients in the City of Richmond on family law-related matters in a multi-disciplinary collaboration with faculty-supervised graduate students from Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Social Work and Department of Psychology.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 707 Family Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Allison Tait
CRN: 10761 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Examines the legal rules governing family relationships and the policies and principles underlying them. Focuses on the following topics: who can marry; the rights, duties, and obligations of marriage; the state's interest in marriage; the dissolution of marriage; property distribution upon dissolution; the arrangements between divorced parents regarding the custody, support and visitation of children; and various jurisdictional issues relating to marriage, divorce, and custody. A central inquiry of the course will explore what a "family" is, and how the definition of "family" varies according to context, reflecting social values and policy goals. Also pays special attention to policy-based and theoretical questions about families, including how race, gender, and class affect the law's regulation of families, as well as the regulation of nontraditional families. Course materials will cut across multiple legal disciplines, such as constitutional law, criminal law, and contracts.

LAWE 636 Federal Courts
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:35 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Kevin Walsh
CRN: 15627 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Brings together federal civil procedure and federal constitutional law concepts and builds upon them. Deals with the relationship between the federal courts and other institutions of government, particularly Congress, the President, administrative agencies and the states. Includes the study of judicial review, judicial independence, jurisdiction, sovereign immunity, and habeas corpus actions, among several other topics. This class is particularly appropriate for students interested in clerking for a judge, or for students who anticipate a career litigating in federal court.

LAWE 600 Federal Income Taxation
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 10:35 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Hayes Holderness
CRN: 10690 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Introduces students to the principles and policies of federal income taxation. Provides a framework for recognizing and dealing with tax issues and with tax-related strategies or transactions encountered in other legal practice specialties, including a basic understanding of the major theoretical and structural issues posed by an income tax, and the policy considerations involved in resolving those issues; a basic knowledge of the individual income tax treatment of various types of business and personal transactions and events (including taxation of compensation and fringe benefits, the taxation of various types of investment vehicles, debt-financed property transactions, installment sales, issues related to capitalization and cost recovery, timing issues, and selected issues regarding taxation of the family); the skills necessary to apply a complex statute; an understanding of the planning function provided by tax lawyers; the technical grounding necessary for further tax study or research.

LAWE 758 Immigration Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays: 4:20 - 6:00 pm
Instructor: William Benos
CRN: 14356 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 seats available)
Description
Explores the statutory and policy aspects and underpinnings of immigration law, including immigrant and nonimmigrant classifications, admission and exclusion issues, immigration compliance and immigration reform.

LAWE 796 Independent Study
Course Offerings (3)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 17281 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 17282 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 17283 (section: 3)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Independent research on approved selected topics. Topic must be approved in writing prior to registration by the associate dean and by the instructor under whose supervision the research is conducted. Limit of three semester hours total for independent research projects.

LAWE 641 Intellectual Property Fundamentals
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:35 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Chris Cotropia
CRN: 10728 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Survey of intellectual property law, including copyright, trademark, patent and other subject matters. Serves as the foundation course for the specialist who wishes to pursue the Intellectual Property certificate, but also a good choice for the generalist who simply wants to learn the basics of intellectual property law.

LAWE 790 Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:25 pm
Instructor: Ashley Dobbs
CRN: 16165 (section: 1)
Units: 6
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
Description
Students represent for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as social entrepreneurs, artists, authors and inventors from a variety of backgrounds. Students will help business startup clients by engaging in business formation counseling. Students provide legal services to clients, including negotiating and drafting contracts, providing corporate legal services and analysis, and facilitating strategic decision-making. Students assist clients in the assessment and potential licensing of a variety of intellectual property rights. The classroom seminar will provide clinic students the opportunity to study and reflect on the theoretical framework and application of related substantive subjects.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 757 International Arbitration
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Chiara Giorgetti
CRN: 16704 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 seats available)
Description
Gives an introduction to the main characteristics of international arbitration. In the first part of the semester, we will examine the advantages and disadvantages of arbitration, and why parties may prefer arbitration. We will then look at the arbitration agreement, the process of arbitration, and the enforcement of arbitral awards. This course will review both commercial and investment arbitration and survey the main various arbitral tribunals and their rules, including ICSID, ICC, and ILCA. Examination.

LAWE 643 International Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Chiara Giorgetti
CRN: 14349 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Basic principles, including sources of international law, settlement of international disputes, responsibilities and immunities of sovereign states, human rights, and the machinery of international law and justice.

LAWE 671 Interviewing, Negotiating, and Counseling
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Leigh Melton
CRN: 17229 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Analysis of the relationships between attorney and client, attorney and witness, and attorney and opposing counsel. Examine and practice interviewing skills and explore the role of the attorney as counselor. Theories of decision-making in the lawyer/client relationship and identifying client values. Negotiation theory and techniques for conducting a successful negotiation. Observe and practice interviewing, counseling, and negotiation.

LAWE 752 Judicial Placement Program
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Wednesdays: 4:30 - 8:00 pm
Instructor: Beverly Snukals
CRN: 10777 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Judicial Placement requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Placements are offered in the chambers of both state and federal judges. Students assume the role of a law clerk. Opportunities are available at both the trial and appellate levels. Two-hour classroom component required. Graded pass/fail. See director of Clinical Placement Program for more details.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 644 Labor Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:45 - 10:00 am
Instructor: Ann Hodges
CRN: 17227 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Analysis of origin and scope of National Labor Relations Act and role of the National Labor Relations Board and the courts in interpreting the statute. Focus on right of employees to organize unions, choice of bargaining representative, strikes and picketing, and negotiation and enforcement of collective bargaining agreement.

LAWE 645 Land Use Planning
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Carol Brown
CRN: 16285 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 17 (approximately 17 seats available)
Description
Government control of use of land and eminent domain. Zoning, subdivision control, and urban redevelopment and planning.

LAWE 637 Law of Educational Equity
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Wednesdays: 1:05 - 2:45 pm
Instructor: Kimberly Robinson
CRN: 15112 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 seats available)
Description
Analyzes the current law and policy debates that are shaping elementary and secondary education in the United States. Focuses on systemic issues of educational opportunity, such as race and sex discrimination, school finance and school choice. Also explores the role of the government, particularly the courts, in American education. Although the course focuses on the legal and policy decisions that governments, school districts and students are confronting today, it also includes a historical perspective where necessary to inform our understanding of the current issues.

LAWR 598 Lawyering Skills III
Course Offerings (11)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays: 4:05 - 5:45 pm
Instructor: Michael Herring
CRN: 10889 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Wednesdays: 4:05 - 5:45 pm
Instructor: David Johnson
CRN: 10890 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays: 4:20 - 6:00 pm
Instructors: Randall Johnson Ashley Davis
CRN: 10891 (section: 3)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructors: Sean Byrne Peter Duffey
CRN: 10892 (section: 4)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays: 8:20 - 10:00 am
Instructor: Jennifer Nesbitt
CRN: 10893 (section: 5)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays: 6:15 - 7:55 pm
Instructors: Stephen Faraci Nia Vidal
CRN: 10895 (section: 7)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructors: Stephen Miller Kathleen McCauley
CRN: 10896 (section: 8)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Thursdays: 4:20 - 6:00 pm
Instructors: Lynn Brice Randy Rowlett
CRN: 10898 (section: 10)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Wednesdays: 4:05 - 5:45 pm
Instructors: Tracy Thorne-Begland Traci Miller
CRN: 10899 (section: 11)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Mary Maguire
CRN: 10900 (section: 9)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructors: David Harbach Ronald Jones
CRN: 16723 (section: 13)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Introduces second-year students to essential lawyering skills of trial and appellate advocacy.

LAWR 517 Legal Analysis and Writing I
Course Offerings (5)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 - 10:15 am
Instructor: Rachel Suddarth
CRN: 10879 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:40 - 11:55 am
Instructor: Laura Webb
CRN: 10880 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Doron Samuel-Siegel
CRN: 10881 (section: 4)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:40 - 11:55 am
Instructor: Christopher Corts
CRN: 10884 (section: 5)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Instructor: Tamar Schwartz
CRN: 17245 (section: 3)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 seats available)
Description
Introduces first-year law student to essential lawyering skills including legal analysis, predictive and persuasive writing, and oral communication.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWR 520 Legal Research I
Course Offerings (5)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays: 11:00 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Kathleen Klepfer
CRN: 17240 (section: 1)
Units: 0
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays: 4:10 - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Jason Zarin
CRN: 17241 (section: 4)
Units: 0
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays: 1:05 - 1:55 pm
Instructor: Joyce Janto
CRN: 17242 (section: 5)
Units: 0
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays: 2:30 - 3:20 pm
Instructor:
CRN: 17243 (section: 2)
Units: 0
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Wednesdays: 11:00 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Roger Skalbeck
CRN: 17244 (section: 3)
Units: 0
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Introduces first year law students to the tools used in law practice to find primary and secondary sources of legal authority. Identify and evaluate these tools and sources to enunciate and interpret rules and support legal arguments.

LAWE 762 Medical Malpractice
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Fridays: 8:10 - 9:50 am
Instructor: Marshall Ross
CRN: 16156 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 17 (approximately 17 seats available)
Description
Liability of physician for injuries arising out of the physician patient relationship. Includes coverage of standard of care, causation, informed consent, intentional torts, and recoverable damages.

LAWE 672 Negotiation
Course Offerings (2)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Thursdays: 6:15 - 7:55 pm
Instructor: Jack Burtch
CRN: 10746 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 18 (approximately 18 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Julie Cillo
CRN: 17325 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 18 (approximately 18 seats available)
Description
Introduction to the theory and practice of negotiations. Game theory, economic model bargaining, social-psychological theories and the problem-solving negotiation theory are each studied. Explores the different negotiation styles, techniques of preparation and information gathering, persuasion and the process of exchange in bargaining. Both dispute resolution and transactional negotiations are reviewed.

LAWE 744 Patent Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Kristen Osenga
CRN: 11569 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Covers fundamental doctrines of patent law and is designed to serve as a basic course for those who wish to specialize in this field, as well as to provide a general background for a corporate or business practice. Topics will include eligible subject matter for patenting; conditions for patentability, including utility, novelty, non-obviousness, enablement, best mode, definiteness, and adequate written description; patent infringement; defenses; and remedies. Will study statutory aspects of patent law, as well as judicial interpretation by the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit Court. Further, course will consider justifications for the patent monopoly. An engineering or science background is not required to take the course.

LAWE 601 Pre-Trial Litigation Skills
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays: 6:15 - 8:45 pm
Instructor: Isaac Mcbeth
CRN: 15629 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Enhances understanding of critical pretrial tools and provides practical experience with using these tools. Course requires drafting a variety of pretrial documents that are frequently used in litigation, such as a complaint, and a pretrial motion. Also provides practice of such skills as interviewing clients and negotiating settlements. Focuses on the correct use of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure but relevant in state court litigation as well.

LAWE 654 Products Liability Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 6:00 - 6:50 pm
Instructor: Carl Tobias
CRN: 17274 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 17 (approximately 17 seats available)
Description
Analyzes the affirmative cause of action for personal injuries caused by defective products, applicable defenses, and other relevant theoretical, policy and practical issues. Emphasis is on strict liability in tort under Section 402A of the Restatement of Torts and national developments; however, relevant Virginia developments will be assessed.

LAWR 605 Professional Responsibility
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Fridays: 8:45 - 10:25 am
Instructor: Joyce Janto
CRN: 15306 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Ethical standards of the legal profession, including judicial ethics and unauthorized practice.

LAWE 639 Public Policy Research and Drafting
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Wednesdays: 1:05 - 3:35 pm
Instructor: Tara Casey
CRN: 15113 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
Description
Combines both advanced legal research and writing instruction with a client-based experience. Provides students with an opportunity to explore advanced legal research in the public policy field, develop their writing skills in the context of creating an issue paper, and engage in client relations with nonprofit organizations from the greater Richmond community.

LAWE 663 Race and American Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Wednesdays and Fridays: 10:30 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Kimberly Robinson
CRN: 17234 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Examines how American law has shaped and responded to racial issues in a variety of legal contexts as well as why and how racial injustice persists. Historical roots of the law¿s treatment of race in the United States and how law addresses race and racism in modern times. Studies how American law addresses racial issues regarding slavery, Reconstruction, the Civil Rights Movement, education, policing, criminal law and voting.

LAWE 611 Real Estate Transfers and Finance
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:35 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Carol Brown
CRN: 16776 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Surveys modern real estate transactions, such as condominiums, cooperatives, sales and leasebacks, leasehold mortgages, FHA and VA financing, tax consequences, title insurance, construction loan agreements, and shopping center leases.

LAWE 780 Research Assistant
Course Offerings (8)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 17284 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 17285 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 17286 (section: 3)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 17287 (section: 4)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 17288 (section: 5)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 17289 (section: 6)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 17290 (section: 7)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 17291 (section: 8)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Students may assist professors on the full-time faculty in their scholarly research efforts, either for pay (under the University Work Study Program), or for academic credit, though not for both at the same time. Students may earn up to four hours of academic credit toward their degree requirements by serving as unpaid research assistants. The credit hours may be pass/fail or graded, at the option of the student, and with the permission of the professor. Graded credit hours require a written work product by the student that will enable the professor to determine an appropriate grade. To receive academic credit, the student must work an average of four hours per week throughout the semester, for each hour of academic credit earned. Registration is with permission of the professor and the dean's office. Limit of four semester hours total.

LAWE 677 Secured Transactions
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: David Frisch
CRN: 10749 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
An introduction to the law governing contractually created interests in personal property used to secure payment or performance of obligations. Study of the creation, perfection, priority and enforcement of security interests in personal property under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Also includes an examination of relevant provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and some other state and federal statutes that affect security interests.

LAWE 658 Securities Regulation
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 1:05 - 1:55 pm
Instructor: William Fisher
CRN: 16698 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Discussion of the theory of disclosure, examination of information that is important to investors ("material" in securities lingo), and investments that fall within the definition of a "security" under federal law. Considers, mandatory disclosure by public companies; antifraud statutes (some of which apply only to public companies and some to both public and private companies); Rule 10b-5 (complete with some insider trading law); the law governing public offerings of securities; the exemptions that permit a company to sell securities outside the elaborate registration process that governs public offerings; and the rules governing re-sales. Focuses exclusively on federal law and its variety (statutes, rules and regulations, court rulings, SEC staff bulletins, no action letters, comment letters, etc.). Also considers selected aspects of enforcement of the securities laws by the SEC, the federal criminal authorities, and private lawsuits.
Prerequisites
Business Associations (LAWE 602)

LAWE 615 Selected Topics in Virginia Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Fridays: 10:10 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Emmeline Reeves
CRN: 15630 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Selected Topics in VA Law requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
Description
A substantive overview of topics heavily tested on the Virginia Bar Exam.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 767 Statesmanship and the Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:00 - 4:15 pm
Instructor: Gary McDowell
CRN: 16210 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 3 (approximately 3 seats available)
Description
Focus on statesmanship through historical and biographical case studies of such figures as the American founders, John Marshall, Abraham Lincoln, and Winston Churchill. Also will seek to understand ways in which constitutional, legal, and political institutions can encourage, thwart, or direct leadership on a grand political scale. Primary focus historical.

LAWE 674 Tax Policy Seminar
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays: 2:30 - 4:10 pm
Instructor: Daniel Schaffa
CRN: 15309 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 seats available)
Description
Designed for students generally interested in public policy issues as well as for those specializing in tax. Focuses on the policies and structures of a well designed tax system; examines the goals, politics, and history of tax reform; and provides an overview of the central policy issues raised by income-based and consumption-based tax systems.

LAWE 699 Technology Practicum: Collaborative Family Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructors: Paul Birch Christopher Macturk
CRN: 16770 (section: 6)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Introduces students to the design and use of technological solutions to issues that arise in the emerging practice area of collaborative law--an alternative dispute resolution method that uses a team approach in resolving family law disputes. The class will cover principles of collaborative law and its use as a dispute resolution framework for family law matters. The course also includes a significant technology-based experiential component, in which students work in teams to create applications that provide guidance on particular legal issues to people, including veterans, who may wish to use collaborative law in resolving family law disputes. The course will involve classroom sessions along with group work outside of class and field research to identify issues to be addressed by team-created applications. No programming or coding experience is required.

LAWE 695 The Happy Lawyer: Finding Your Path
Course Offerings (1)
Sunday, September 10, 2017; 
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Sunday, October 8, 2017; 
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Sunday, November 5, 2017; 
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Christopher Corts
CRN: 17278 (section: 1)
Units: 0
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
Description
Explores the role that workplace attributes and personal characteristics play in the lives of lawyers. Class meetings will be held on Sunday evenings over dinner at the home of Dean Perdue. During each class session, students will discuss prepared readings relevant to the course topic, and interact with guest speakers who will share a real-world perspective on lawyering, career development, self-care practices, and the particular ways they have pursued happiness, purpose, and meaning in their work. Credit for the pass/fail course will be reflected on each student¿s spring semester transcript.

LAWE 714 The Role of the Prosecutor
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Paul Crane
CRN: 17275 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Examines the historical origins of the public prosecutor and how the prosecutor has become the most influential actor in today's criminal justice process. Debates the normative consequences of that development. Discusses a variety of topics of contemporary significance, including the scope of prosecutorial power, past and current attempts to constrain prosecutorial power, and how prosecutorial power shapes the criminal justice system as a whole. Examines the relationships between prosecutors and other institutions, such as legislatures, courts, defense attorneys, victims, and the public. Assessment based on participation in class and a substantial research paper.

LAWM 701 The U.S. Legal System
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Thursdays: 10:15 - 11:55 am
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 16150 (section: 1)
Units: 2
The U.S. Legal System requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Introduces students with foreign legal training to the American legal system, including its history and governmental structure, the common law system and its methodology, the adversary system and jury trials, an overview of federal and state court systems and judges, and basic concepts of civil and criminal procedure.

LAWR 514 Torts
Course Offerings (3)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays: 2:45 - 3:55 pm
Instructor: Noah Sachs
CRN: 10856 (section: A)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 1:05 - 2:15 pm
Instructor: Noah Sachs
CRN: 10859 (section: B)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:00 - 5:40 pm
Instructor: Carl Tobias
CRN: 12638 (section: C)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Liability for personal injuries and injuries to property. Includes analysis of various intentional tort theories, the concepts of negligence and strict liability, and the privileges and defenses which may apply to actions brought in tort. May include treatment of one or more special or emerging areas such as product liability, misrepresentation, privacy, defamation, misuse of legal procedures, or interference with advantageous relationships.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 768 Trademark and Unfair Competition Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 9:05 - 9:55 am
Instructor: Kristen Osenga
CRN: 16157 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Will cover federal and common-law trademark law, trade secrets, and unfair competition. Within the unfair competition section, topics will include interference with contractual relations, trade libel, unfair competition under the Lanham Act, publicity rights, and consumer protection. Will also examine public policies and economic considerations underlying these rules that govern competition within the marketplace. In addition to these basic topics, will cover areas of current interest, such as the application of traditional principles to non traditional media, i.e. the Internet.

LAWM 702 U.S. Legal Research and Writing
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Wednesdays: 2:00 - 3:40 pm
Instructor: Doron Samuel-Siegel
CRN: 16151 (section: 1)
Units: 2
U.S. Legal Research & Writing requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Develop and practice effective communicate English about legal issues, using the style and analytic approach of U.S. legal discourse. Development of familiarity with the tools and techniques to research issues of U.S. Law.

LAWE 664 Virginia Procedure
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 9:05 - 9:55 am
Instructor: W. Bryson
CRN: 10742 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 seats available)
Description
Specialized course in Virginia civil procedure which covers the subject of procedure from the point of view of practice in the Virginia state courts. Covers every aspect of procedure from self-help, subject matter jurisdiction, active jurisdiction, service of process, venue, parties, pleading, discovery, pre-trial motions, motions at trial, post-verdict motions, judgments, costs, and appeals Taught by lecture and discussion.

LAWE 687 White Collar Crime
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:35 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Henry Chambers
CRN: 13263 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 seats available)
Description
Study of what are generally considered to be business or organizational crimes. Topics to be explored may include: mail and wire fraud, conspiracy, public corruption, perjury (including false statements and false claims liability), money laundering, federal sentencing guidelines, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, grand jury practice and internal investigations.

LAWE 606 Wills and Trusts
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:45 pm
Instructor: Allison Tait
CRN: 10697 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Considers the transmission of property when an owner dies: laws of intestate distribution that are applied where there is no will; the use of wills , including rules of execution, change and interpretation; and the intention and use of trusts, with emphasis on the role of trusts in estate planning.

LAWE 770 Wrongful Conviction Seminar
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 8, 2017
Tuesdays: 1:05 - 2:45 pm
Instructor: Mary Tate
CRN: 10902 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
Description
A topical introductory course addressing the causes of wrongful convictions. The readings are multi-disciplinary and heavily drawn from law review articles. Class participation is an important piece. The class has several guest speakers who address public policy issues in the area of wrongful convictions. Those who take this course have priority for the spring clinic, but students not planning on the clinic are also encouraged to enroll. There is no final exam.