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LAWE 703 Advanced Family Law Seminar
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays: 1:00 - 2:40 pm
Instructor: Peter Swisher
CRN: 12398 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Meets ULWR.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
A medium to explore selected family law issues in greater depth. It is organized to address the needs of students who are seriously considering family law practice, and the pre-requisite course requirement for this Seminar is Family Law 626. Hypothetical clients will be analyzed from courtship through divorce. Various problem-solving exercises may be utilized and family law theory and practice will be explored from the viewpoint of a law firm attempting to give legal advice to its clients. Prominent family law practitioners as guest lecturers will speak on a variety of selected family law issues. This Seminar will focus upon, but not be limited to, Virginia family law. Each student will be required to write a research paper on a family law topic of his or her choice.

LAWE 748 Advanced Legal Research
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:00 - 2:50 pm
Instructor: Timothy Coggins
CRN: 15313 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Explores legal research strategies and resources more comprehensively and in-depth than what is covered during first year as well as an increased emphasis on electronic resources. Review of primary American legal sources in all types of formats plus extensive coverage of legal research in selected subject areas, such as international law, federal taxation, and labor and employment law.

LAWE 632 Advanced Trial Practice
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Instructor: Mary Langer
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 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:00 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Emmeline Reeves
CRN: 10714 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11:00 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Emmeline Reeves
CRN: 15161 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 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).

LAWE 709 Animal Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays: 6:05 - 7:45 pm
Instructor: Karen Welch
CRN: 13310 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 13 (approximately 13 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 Research
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays: 7:00 - 7:50 pm
Instructor: Andrew Spalding
CRN: 15620 (section: 4)
Semester hours: 1
Students who take Anti-Bribery Law - Research MUST also take LAWE 737 (Anti-Bribery Law in International Business) in the Spring semester.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Part of a two-semester sequence on Brazil, Corruption, and the 2016 Summer Olympics. Course is pass/fail.
Prerequisites
Instructor approval only.

LAWE 602 Business Associations
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: David Epstein
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 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:30 - 10:45 am
Instructor: William Fisher
CRN: 15307 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 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 753 Children's Defense Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:00 - 4:40 pm
Instructor: Julie McConnell
CRN: 13739 (section: 1)
Units: 6
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.

LAWE 750 Civil Placement Program
Course Offerings (3)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 10765 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 11 (approximately 11 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 10766 (section: 2)
Units: 6
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 11 (approximately 11 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 10767 (section: 3)
Units: 7
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 11 (approximately 11 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.

LAWE 699 Civil Procedure II
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Wednesdays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Kevin Walsh
CRN: 15626 (section: 11)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 15 (approximately 15 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Picks up where first-year Civil Procedure leaves off, covering additional essentials of civil procedure for those who intend to litigate. Topics include advanced joinder issues (including intervention), disposition of duplicative or related litigation, class certification, jurisdiction and choice of law in class actions, and preclusion issues. By the end of the course, you should have a more complete procedural toolkit for litigation as it exists today.

LAWR 515 Civil Procedure
Course Offerings (3)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 1:00 - 2:10 pm
Instructor: Meredith Harbach
CRN: 10863 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 - 2:50 pm
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 10868 (section: 3)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:05 - 9:55 am
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 14870 (section: 2)
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.

LAWE 793 Client Counseling Competition
Course Offerings (2)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10817 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10818 (section: 2)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)

LAWE 699 Comparative Business Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Andrew Spalding
CRN: 14873 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Studies various dimensions of the legal environment that businesses face when entering the major emerging markets. It will study China in depth, and compare its business law environment to those of other major developing countries such as Brazil, Mexico, or India. Topics covered might include history and politics, human rights, labor and employment, trade, corporate reorganizations and mergers, intellectual property, real estate, taxation, and dispute resolution.

LAWE 679 Contract Drafting
Course Offerings (3)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Brian Cannon
CRN: 13266 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays: 4:15 - 5:55 pm
Instructor: Connelia Savage
CRN: 15616 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Wednesdays: 10:20 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Riopelle
CRN: 15788 (section: 3)
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.

LAWE 788 Copyright Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 11620 (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 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays: 10:10 - 11:50 am
Instructor: David Epstein
CRN: 14442 (section: 1)
Units: 2
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 721 Corporate Governance
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Instructor: William Fisher
CRN: 14875 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 13 (approximately 13 seats available)
Description
An overview of corporate governance today and the frauds that prompted the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ("SOX"), particularly WorldCom and Enron. Includes most of the major SOX reforms and related changes in stock exchange listing standards. Also treats selected topics such as CEO pay, activist investors (such as hedge funds), investments by sovereign foreign wealth funds, and the role of attorneys in corporate governance today. In addition, considers what the recent credit crisis tells us about corporate governance and addresses the increasing role of government as a direct investor in corporations and as a newly empowered regulator of decisions that boards of directors and CEOs used to make by themselves. Reviews reforms derived from the credit crisis, including those in the Dodd-Frank law. Each student must prepare a paper, putting it through two drafts and producing a final that meets all upper level writing requirement criteria. Students take no exam.
Prerequisites
Business Associations (602)

LAWE 751 Criminal Placement Program
Course Offerings (3)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 10771 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 11 (approximately 11 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 10773 (section: 2)
Units: 6
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 11 (approximately 11 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 10775 (section: 3)
Units: 7
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 11 (approximately 11 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.

LAWE 603 Criminal Procedure
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 11:00 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Corinna Lain
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 625 Criminal Process
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Instructor: Ronald Bacigal
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 785 Domestic Violence Seminar
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays: 3:00 - 4:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 14355 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Meets ULWR.
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 755 Education Rights Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:00 - 4:40 pm
Instructor: Adrienne Volenik
CRN: 10781 (section: 1)
Units: 6
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 4 (approximately 4 seats available)
Description
The clinic represents children with mental disabilities and their families. Law students advocate for children and parents seeking appropriate special education and community-based services mandated by both federal and state law. Students also may represent youth with mental disabilities who are incarcerated or institutionalized. They sometimes serve as guardians ad litem for children with mental health needs in the justice system.

LAWE 626 Election Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:00 - 2:50 pm
Instructor: John Pagan
CRN: 15314 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Course meets ULWR.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 13 (approximately 13 seats available)
Description
Seminar that will examine laws regulating the political process. Topics will include voting rights, reapportionment, the role of political parties and campaign finance.

LAWE 628 Employment Discrimination Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 - 10:15 am
Instructor: Henry Chambers
CRN: 12530 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 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 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Ann Hodges
CRN: 13262 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 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 700 Entertainment Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Thursdays: 4:15 - 5:55 pm
Instructor: Bennett Fidlow
CRN: 15619 (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.
Prerequisites
Copyright Law (788) or Intellectual Property (641)

LAWE 620 Environmental Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Noah Sachs
CRN: 14346 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 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 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays: 4:15 - 5:55 pm
Instructor: Timothy Guare
CRN: 10726 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 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.
Prerequisites
Federal Income Taxation (600).

LAWE 599 Evidence
Course Offerings (2)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 8:40 - 9:50 am
Instructor: Corinna Lain
CRN: 10688 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:10 - 9:50 am
Instructor: John Douglass
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 707 Family Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Meredith Harbach
CRN: 10761 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 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 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Instructor: Kevin Walsh
CRN: 15627 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 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 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:15 - 9:55 am
Instructor: Mary Heen
CRN: 10690 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 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 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays: 4:00 - 5:40 pm
Instructor: William Benos
CRN: 14356 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 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 646 Innovative Technologies in Law Practice
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Fridays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Shelley Blackwell
CRN: 15704 (section: 10)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Explores new and emerging technologies that are transforming the practice of law. Considers the role of technology as a driver of change in the legal industry, and surveys topics including automated document assembly, expert systems, e-discovery and predictive coding, virtual law firms, and online dispute resolution, among others. Students will work in teams to develop business plans for law practices that are designed to leverage innovative technologies, and present their business plans to the class. No programming or software development experience is required.

LAWE 641 Intellectual Property Fundamentals
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:00 - 10:15 am
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10728 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 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 655 Intellectual Property Law and Policy Seminar
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Chris Cotropia
CRN: 12397 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Course meets ULWR.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 15 (approximately 15 seats available)
Description
Examines the legal and public policy considerations regarding intellectual property protection in various fields and industries. In particular, explores whether intellectual property protection and enforcement is beneficial and necessary for the creation, development, and commercialization of different ideas, expressions, and other intangibles.

LAWE 642 International Business Transactions
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:15 - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Andrew Spalding
CRN: 10731 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)
Description
Problems in international trade and investment; regulation of international trade by national governments and international agencies. Emphasis on lawyer's role in counseling firms engaged in international activities.

LAWE 699 International Criminal Justice & Transnational Justice
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:45 - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Chiara Giorgetti
CRN: 14876 (section: 5)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Examines international criminal law, first substantially (what are subjects, sources, crimes) and then procedurally (including at the ICC, ICTY, ICTR). In the second part of the course, we will focus on certain post-conflict situations (e.g. Rwanda, Iraq, Afghanistan) and analyze issues of transitional justice and application of international criminal law there.

LAWE 643 International Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Chiara Giorgetti
CRN: 14349 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 20 (approximately 20 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 670 Interviewing and Counseling
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: James Phillips
CRN: 10744 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
In-depth analysis of pretrial lawyering skills using interdisciplinary materials. Explores interpersonal relationships, focusing on role of attorney in relation to client, the legal system (including other attorneys), and society. Classroom discussion and development of own skills through weekly audio- and video-taped simulations. Enrollment limited.

LAWE 764 John Marshall Scholars Seminar
Course Offerings (2)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays: 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Instructor: Mary Tate
CRN: 15209 (section: 1)
Units: 0
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays: 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Instructor: Mary Tate
CRN: 15210 (section: 2)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
A seminar on various legal topics for the John Marshall Scholars.

LAWE 799 Journal of Global Law and Business
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10903 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 35 (approximately 35 seats available)

LAWE 800 Journal of Law and Public Interest
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 11657 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 25 (approximately 25 seats available)

LAWE 797 Journal of Law and Technology
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10826 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)

LAWE 752 Judicial Placement Program
Course Offerings (3)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 10776 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 11 (approximately 11 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 10777 (section: 2)
Units: 6
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 11 (approximately 11 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 10778 (section: 3)
Units: 7
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 11 (approximately 11 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.

LAWE 644 Labor Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Instructor: Ann Hodges
CRN: 10736 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 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 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Carol Brown
CRN: 13749 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Government control of use of land and eminent domain. Zoning, subdivision control, and urban redevelopment and planning.

LAWE 794 Law Review
Course Offerings (2)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10819 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10820 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)

LAWE 665 Law of Clean and Renewable Energy
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Joel Eisen
CRN: 15703 (section: 8)
Units: 3
Meets L.S. 4 requirement.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 13 (approximately 13 seats available)
Description
Explores the challenges and opportunities that come with new policies seeking to promote renewable energy and transition to a low-carbon electricity system. Covers attributes of specific types of renewable energy (including wind, solar, and biofuels) and mandates and goals for renewable energy (including renewable portfolio standards and feed-in tariffs); federal, state, and local demand response laws, including their relationship to the Smart Grid; state and federal laws governing the siting and permitting of renewable energy facilities; tax and other incentives for demand response and renewables; ratemaking, wholesale markets and other aspects of the sale of electricity; and financing mechanisms for transactions involving efficiency and renewables.

LAWE 637 Law of Educational Equity
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Kimberly Robinson
CRN: 15112 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Course meets ULWR.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 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 517 Lawyering Skills I
Course Offerings (10)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Instructor: Rachel Suddarth
CRN: 10879 (section: 1)
Units: 3
See course syllabus for actual class meeting days within thi s schedule.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays: 2:30 - 3:20 pm
Instructor: Rachel Suddarth
CRN: 10879 (section: 1)
Units: 3
See course syllabus for actual class meeting days within thi s schedule.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 - 2:15 pm
CRN: 10880 (section: 2)
Units: 3
See course syllabus for actual class meeting days within thi s schedule.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays: 2:30 - 3:20 pm
CRN: 10880 (section: 2)
Units: 3
See course syllabus for actual class meeting days within thi s schedule.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:00 - 5:15 pm
Instructor: Doron Samuel-Siegel
CRN: 10881 (section: 4)
Units: 3
See course syllabus for actual class meeting days within thi s schedule.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays: 4:10 - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Doron Samuel-Siegel
CRN: 10881 (section: 4)
Units: 3
See course syllabus for actual class meeting days within thi s schedule.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Instructor: Christopher Corts
CRN: 10884 (section: 5)
Units: 3
See course syllabus for actual class meeting days within thi s schedule.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays: 3:00 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Christopher Corts
CRN: 10884 (section: 5)
Units: 3
See course syllabus for actual class meeting days within thi s schedule.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays: 9:30 - 10:20 am
Instructor: Tamar Schwartz
CRN: 10888 (section: 3)
Units: 3
See course syllabus for actual class meeting days within thi s schedule.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:00 - 11:15 am
Instructor: Tamar Schwartz
CRN: 10888 (section: 3)
Units: 3
See course syllabus for actual class meeting days within thi s schedule.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Introduces first-year law students to essential lawyering skills including legal analysis, predictive and persuasive writing, research, counseling, negotiation, and oral advocacy.

LAWR 598 Lawyering Skills III
Course Offerings (11)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays: 4:05 - 5:45 pm
Instructor: Michael Herring
CRN: 10889 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Wednesdays: 4:15 - 5:55 pm
Instructor: David Johnson
CRN: 10890 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays: 4:00 - 5:40 pm
Instructor: Ashley Davis
CRN: 10891 (section: 3)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Sean Byrne
CRN: 10892 (section: 4)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays: 8:15 - 9:55 am
Instructor: Jacqueline Reiner
CRN: 10893 (section: 5)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Robert Wagner
CRN: 10894 (section: 6)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Stephen Faraci
CRN: 10895 (section: 7)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Stephen Miller
CRN: 10896 (section: 8)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Mary Maguire
CRN: 10898 (section: 10)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Thursdays: 4:15 - 5:55 pm
Instructor: Lynn Brice
CRN: 10899 (section: 11)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Nancy Oglesby
CRN: 10900 (section: 12)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Introduces second-year students to essential lawyering skills of trial and appellate advocacy. Lawyering Skills III & Appellate Advocacy must be taken during the second year.

LAWE 712 Legal History Seminar
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Wednesdays: 2:00 - 3:40 pm
Instructor: John Pagan
CRN: 15599 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Course meets ULWR.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
Description
Focuses on microhistory as a technique for exploring the role of law in society. A microhistory is a case study of a particular incident that sheds light on broader issues of race, class, gender, economics, and power. Explores the various ways that legal historians use case studies to enlarge our understanding of the past.

LAWE 791 Moot Court Competition
Course Offerings (6)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10803 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10813 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10815 (section: 3)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 35 (approximately 35 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 12019 (section: 4)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 20 (approximately 20 seats available)
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 13433 (section: 5)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 0 (approximately 0 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 14679 (section: 6)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 5 (approximately 5 seats available)
Description
Law Full Term

LAWE 795 Negotiation Competition
Course Offerings (2)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10821 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10822 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)

LAWE 672 Negotiation
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Jack Burtch
CRN: 10746 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 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 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Kristen Osenga
CRN: 11569 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 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 PreTrial Drafting
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Instructor: Kimberly Robinson
CRN: 15629 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 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 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6:00 - 6:50 pm
Instructor: Carl Tobias
CRN: 10738 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 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 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays: 3:00 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Jonathan Stubbs
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.

LAWR 516 Property
Course Offerings (3)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:10 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Carol Brown
CRN: 10869 (section: 2)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:10 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Kristen Osenga
CRN: 10872 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:05 - 9:50 am
Instructor: Chris Cotropia
CRN: 10874 (section: 3)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Introduction to property laws, with emphasis on the concepts of title and possession of personal and real property; finders and bailments; rights and remedies of the possessor; donative transactions; rights of the bona fide purchaser; historical background of real property law; estates in land; concurrent ownership; conveyancing and future interests after the Statute of Uses; Statute of Frauds; contracts, deeds, and mortgages in the sale of land; recordation and title examination; covenants, easements, and licenses in the use of land.

LAWE 639 Public Policy Research and Drafting
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Wednesdays: 2:00 - 3:40 pm
CRN: 15113 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 6 (approximately 6 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 656 Remedies
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 9:00 - 9:50 am
Instructor: W. Bryson
CRN: 15596 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
Description
Putting legal theory into the practical context of its ultimate remedy for the client, covers primarily equitable remedies Covers the equitable remedies of bills of peace, receiverships, injunctions to enforce contracts, injunctions to prevent torts, constructive trusts to prevent unjust enrichment, restitution, equitable defenses, contempt of court, etc and a broad range of general legal topics, including the remedies available for breach of contract, commission of torts, waste and nuisance to property, civil procedure (injunctions and contempt of court), etc. Looks at the broad areas of the law from the point of view of the remedy available to the litigant. Method of Assessment: The students argue each of the cases, and then there is class discussion. At the end of the course, each student will be required to write a 1,000 word essay on some topic of equity, and there will also be an examination.

LAWE 780 Research Assistant
Course Offerings (6)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10789 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10794 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10795 (section: 3)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10797 (section: 4)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 12022 (section: 5)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 1 (approximately 1 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 13986 (section: 6)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 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 796 Research
Course Offerings (3)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10823 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10824 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10825 (section: 3)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 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 675 Sales and Leases
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:00 - 10:15 am
Instructor: David Frisch
CRN: 10748 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 25 (approximately 25 seats available)
Description
Articles 2 (Sales) and 2A (Leases) of the Uniform Commercial Code, including the structure and methodology of the Uniform Commercial Code, as it is reflected in Articles 2 and 2A, and the Code's relationship to, similarities with, and differences from the general law of contract, property and tort.

LAWE 657 Scientific Evidence
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Stephanie Merritt
CRN: 15701 (section: 3)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Technical and legal aspects of scientific aids in the trial of civil and criminal cases. Scientific experts participate as guest lecturers.
Prerequisites
LAWE 599

LAWE 677 Secured Transactions
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:45 - 4:00 pm
Instructor: David Frisch
CRN: 10749 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 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 615 Selected Topics in Virginia Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Fridays: 9:15 - 10:55 am
Instructor: Emmeline Reeves
CRN: 15630 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
Description
A substantive overview of topics heavily tested on the Virginia Bar Exam.

LAWE 699 Sex, Mindfulness & Law (ST)
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:20 - 2:35 pm
Instructor: Shari Motro
CRN: 15311 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 13 (approximately 13 seats available)
Description
Law Full Term

LAWE 674 Tax Policy Seminar
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Wednesdays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Mary Heen
CRN: 15309 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Course meets ULWR.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 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.

LAWR 514 Torts
Course Offerings (3)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:15 - 10:25 am
Instructor: Peter Swisher
CRN: 10856 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:20 - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Carl Tobias
CRN: 10859 (section: 3)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:10 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Noah Sachs
CRN: 12638 (section: 2)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 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.

LAWE 798 Trial Advocacy Competition
Course Offerings (6)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10832 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10834 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10835 (section: 3)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 12120 (section: 4)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 12121 (section: 5)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 12768 (section: 6)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)

LAWE 664 Virginia Procedure
Course Offerings (1)
August 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 1:00 - 1:50 pm
Instructor: W. Bryson
CRN: 10742 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 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 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Instructor: Henry Chambers
CRN: 13263 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 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 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:00 - 2:40 pm
Instructor: Marcia Kelly
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 25, 2014 through December 5, 2014
Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Mary Tate
CRN: 10902 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Meets ULWR.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 13 (approximately 13 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.