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LAWE 607 Administrative Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Joel Eisen
CRN: 26520 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
The common process by which the law produced by government agencies is produced and challenged. Study of the constitutional limits on bureaucratic power and structure and examination the most important sections of federal and state statutes that impose uniform procedures for the promulgation of regulations and the decision of cases before administrative tribunals. Specific examples from the work of agencies such as environmental protection agencies, industrial and professional licensing boards, labor relations boards, workers' compensation tribunals, and schools. Includes federal and state law. For their grades, students are invited to take a final examination or to produce case notes suitable for law review publication.

LAWE 773 Advanced Clinical Practice
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Instructor: Julie McConnell
CRN: 27098 (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 720 Advanced Energy Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:35 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Joel Eisen
CRN: 27080 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
In-depth law and policy research and development in energy law, with specific emphasis on public policy formation and interactions with regulated entities and the public. Research papers, rule comments, a white paper, policy recommendations, draft legislation, revised organization procedures, or other similar policy outcomes, with potential affiliations with, and work on behalf of, energy nonprofit organizations or government agencies.

LAWE 748 Advanced Legal Research
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays and Fridays: 9:00 - 9:50 am
Instructor: Roger Skalbeck
CRN: 26558 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 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 (2)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Instructors: James Cosby John Ivins
CRN: 25981 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Thursdays: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Instructors: Carolyn Grady Claire Cardwell
CRN: 26529 (section: 2)
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 613 Antitrust
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:35 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Kristen Osenga
CRN: 26521 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Control of private economic power in the United States, focusing on the law regarding monopolies, mergers, and restrictive business practices as regulated by the Sherman and Clayton acts. Some attention to other federal antitrust legislation such as the Federal Trade Commission Act and state antitrust enforcement.

LAWR 599 Appellate Advocacy
Course Offerings (3)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Marla Decker
CRN: 27120 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Paul Gill
CRN: 27121 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays: 6:05 - 7:45 pm
Instructor: Stephen Miller
CRN: 27122 (section: 3)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 seats available)
Description
Introduces second-year students to essential lawyering skills of trial and appellate advocacy. Meets Lawyering Skills IV requirement and is strongly encouraged during the second year.

LAWE 704 Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: David Epstein
CRN: 27087 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 seats available)
Description
Explores what happens when a business or consumer defaults on debts. While most of the classes will deal with the Bankruptcy Code, we will also cover Virginia creditors rights law.

LAWE 602 Business Associations
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:05 - 2:45 pm
Instructor: William Fisher
CRN: 24059 (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 736 Capital Murder Litigation
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Douglas Ramseur
CRN: 21421 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Important issues arising in the trial of death penalty cases, including constitutional and statutory challenges, punishable offenses, mitigation, and jury selection.

LAWE 753 Children's Defense Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:50 - 4:05 pm
Instructor: Julie McConnell
CRN: 23840 (section: 1)
Units: 6
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 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 631 Civil Litigation
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays and Fridays: 10:35 - 11:50 am
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 26528 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Prepares students to (1) interview the client, (2) conduct informal fact investigation, (3) choose the proper forum, (4) draft, file and serve a complaint, (5) respond to a complaint with an answer or motion to dismiss, (6) seek or resist discovery, whether informally or through motion practice, (7) evaluate opportunities for summary judgment, (8) obtain post-judgment judicial relief in the trial court, (9) evaluate the prospects of reversal through appeal, and (10) collect money owed on judgments Also includes the law of preclusion, the law of remedies, and basic choice of law rules. The course strongly emphasizes the practical over the theoretical, and breadth of knowledge over depth of knowledge.

LAWE 750 Civil Placement Program
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 27119 (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.

LAWE 746 Clinical Placement Program: In-House
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays: 4:45 - 8:00 pm
Instructor: John Oakey
CRN: 27092 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
Description
Students placed with national and international corporations. Focuses on topics related to the role of in-house counsel, substantive issues related to the work of in-house counsel, and professionalism issues.

LAWE 749 Clinical Placement Program: Litigation
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays: 4:30 - 8:00 pm
Instructor: Jayne Pemberton
CRN: 27093 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
Description
Placements that primarily involve litigation. The course focuses on the litigation process, trial techniques, and professionalism.

LAWE 723 Collaborative Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays: 4:00 - 5:40 pm
Instructor: Nancy Cook
CRN: 23227 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Provides history and development of the collaborative practice model. Will discuss principles of collaborative practice and its different steps, the legal implications of required and recommended practice, and the difference between interest-based and positional negotiation strategies. In addition, students will practice skills necessary for effective collaborative practice. Will also explore ethical issues involved.

LAWE 618 Commercial Paper and Payment Systems
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:35 - 11:50 am
Instructor: David Frisch
CRN: 27088 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Law relating to negotiable instruments, bank deposits and collections, and electronic money transfers, with emphasis on Articles 3, 4, and 4A of the Uniform Commercial Code, the Expedited Funds Availability Act, and Regulation CC.

LAWE 699 Communicating in Legal English II
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays: 4:20 - 6:00 pm
Instructor: Bruce McKechnie
CRN: 27130 (section: 4)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Refines the communication skills of international students. Instruction in speaking clearly and persuasively to a variety of legal and lay-audiences by participating in discussions related to the law and delivering a formal presentation about a comparative legal topic. Introduction to varied legal documents with an emphasis on critical analysis.

LAWE 621 Conflict of Laws
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 26525 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Explores the law which applies to parties and transactions involving two or more states, or two or more nations. Emphasis on the variety of choice of law methodologies employed by American courts, including both traditional and modern approaches to choice of law. Also addresses such other issues raised by interstate and international transactions as recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, long-arm jurisdiction, and constitutional limitations on choice of law decisions. Throughout the course, an attempt will be made to offer a comparative look at the way judicial systems of other nations deal with these issues. Assessment: The grade in this course will be based on one final examination, as well as class participation.

LAWE 651 Constitutional Law II: Individual Rights
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:45 - 10:00 am
Instructor: Wesley Campbell
CRN: 27078 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 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.

LAWR 503 Constitutional Law
Course Offerings (3)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:00 - 4:40 pm
Instructor: Carl Tobias
CRN: 21469 (section: B)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays: 2:35 - 3:25 pm
Instructor: Wesley Campbell
CRN: 21470 (section: A)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 10:35 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Kurt Lash
CRN: 21471 (section: C)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
An introduction to the law of the United States Constitution and to the legal dynamics of constitutional drafting and interpreting. Separation of powers, federalism, economic and social regulation, privileges, and immunities of U.S. citizenship, and the federal civil rights to equal protection and due process are examined from doctrinal and historical perspectives.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 679 Contract Drafting
Course Offerings (9)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays: 4:00 - 5:40 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Laliberte
CRN: 22496 (section: 3)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays: 8:10 - 9:50 am
Instructor: Hillary Patterson
CRN: 22541 (section: 4)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays: 10:10 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Justin Laughter
CRN: 24703 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays: 4:00 - 5:40 pm
Instructor: Brian Cannon
CRN: 25983 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays: 8:30 - 10:10 am
Instructor: Leigh Melton
CRN: 26542 (section: 5)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Fridays: 10:10 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Justin Laughter
CRN: 26572 (section: 6)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Thursdays: 10:10 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Hina Allauddin
CRN: 27124 (section: 7)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays: 10:10 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Michael Pillow
CRN: 27125 (section: 8)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays: 4:00 - 5:40 pm
Instructor: Michael Pillow
CRN: 27126 (section: 9)
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)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:35 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 27135 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: (approximately 0 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)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:45 - 10:00 am
Instructor: David Epstein
CRN: 26524 (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 699 Core Legal Concepts
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Thursdays: 4:15 - 6:45 pm
Instructor: Claiborne Flinn
CRN: 26545 (section: 9)
Units: 3
Core Legal Concepts requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Introduces students to the substantive knowledge, thought process, and writing skills needed for success on the Virginia Bar Exam. The learning methodology will be iterative, consisting of substantive lectures and materials followed by extensive practice-testing and analysis. Begins by reviewing the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) subjects; the majority of the course will then cover heavily-tested Essay Examination subjects. Practice-testing will use actual MBE and Essay Examination questions, and all substantive materials will be written by the instructor. Students will be able to quantify their progress during the semester, both individually and relative to their peers. All students will also meet individually with the instructor to discuss their progress and specific steps they can take to maximize their odds on the Bar Exam. Please note that this course is not remedial; on the contrary, the course will cover a significant amount of substantive information and will be fast-paced, particularly in the second half of the semester. Grading will be Pass/Fail based on timely and complete submission of weekly assignments and regular attendance. Students will be required to complete weekly assignments in order to pass the course.
Prerequisites
Requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 699 Corporate Compliance
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays: 10:10 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Andrew Spalding
CRN: 25979 (section: 3)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. A rapidly growing and promising practice area, corporate compliance involves the design, implementation, and monitoring of corporate policies and procedures for reducing the risk of violations within a company. Studies the role of compliance officers within the corporate structure and examines a sampling of federal laws that create especially acute compliance challenges, such as anti-corruption, environmental, health care, and employment law. Students will interact with practicing lawyers and compliance professionals to help understand a company's compliance challenges in practical terms.

LAWE 689 Corporate Finance
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Daniel Schaffa
CRN: 21399 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Topics covered include an analysis of corporate financial statements; security pricing; and other investment topics. No preliminary ability in finance is assumed and basic skills such as the time value of money are introduced. Microsoft Excel is utilized for most calculations.
Prerequisites
Business Associations (602)

LAWE 721 Corporate Governance
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:45 - 10:00 am
Instructor: William Fisher
CRN: 26551 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 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 623 Corporate Taxation
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:35 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Daniel Schaffa
CRN: 26526 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Introduction to the taxation of corporations and their shareholders, from formation of the corporation to liquidation. Builds on knowledge and skills acquired in the Federal Income Taxation course by examining the tax consequences of corporate events such as formation, capital contributions, distributions, redemptions, stock dividends, and liquidations. In addition, considers substance versus form questions in structuring corporate transactions, choice of business entity issues, the debt/equity distinction, tax shelters, and Congressional and administrative responses to taxpayer behavior. Class discussion focuses on problems designed to develop and test step-by-step understanding of corporate tax fundamentals. There is an examination at the end of the course.
Prerequisites
Federal Income Taxation (LAWE600)

LAWE 604 Criminal Client Relationship
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays: 4:00 - 5:40 pm
Instructor: David Johnson
CRN: 26519 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Designed to educate the student as to the importance of developing positive client relationships in order to fulfill their responsibilities as attorneys and counselors at law. Importance and methods of developing positive relationships with clients will be taught through a combination of lecture, demonstration, small group discussions of hypothetical situations, and participation in mock client interviews. Lectures will include ethical considerations as well as the requirements of the Standards of Practice for Indigent Defense Representation with respect to client communications and relationships. Special attention will be given to the challenges presented by clients with mental health issues and juvenile criminal defendants. The importance of developing and utilizing good interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal, will be highlighted.

LAWE 605 Criminal Law and Psychiatry
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays: 6:15 - 7:55 pm
Instructor: Catherine French
CRN: 27114 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Explores the intersections between criminal law and psychiatry/psychology. Discusses psychiatric diagnoses and the roles of mental health professionals within the criminal justice system, including "evaluator" and "expert." Topics include competency to stand trial, the insanity defense, false confessions, mental health and drug courts, and sex offenses and offenders.

LAWR 506 Criminal Law
Course Offerings (3)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 - 10:15 am
Instructor: John Douglass
CRN: 21472 (section: A)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:10 - 11:25 am
Instructor: Ronald Bacigal
CRN: 21473 (section: C)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 3:00 - 4:15 pm
Instructor: Paul Crane
CRN: 21475 (section: B)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Sources of criminal law; constitutional limitations on power to create and define crimes; elements of crimes; conduct, mental state, causation; specific offenses, including homicides, sex offenses, larceny and other property offenses; defenses of mistakes, infancy, compulsion, intoxication, insanity; attempt; solicitation; conspiracy; accessoryship.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 751 Criminal Placement Program
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays: 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Instructor: Joseph Ellis
CRN: 21426 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 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)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Erin Collins
CRN: 24064 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 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)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:45 - 10:00 am
Instructor: Corinna Lain
CRN: 21379 (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 Critical Theory Workshop
Course Offerings (1)
Sunday, January 28, 2018; 
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018; 
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018; 
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Alison Tait
CRN: 27134 (section: 14)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Survey and exploration of Critical Theory, with a primary focus on Critical Legal Theory. Reviews the most important developments in critical theory as they relate to law and jurisprudence, beginning with a brief review of the modern critical tradition including writers such as Michel Foucault. Influence of this critical tradition in American legal theory, tracing the turn from Critical Legal Studies to the emergence of identity based critical movements such as Critical Race Theory, Critical Feminist Theory, and Critical Approaches to Sexual Orientation. Role that law plays in constructing and disciplining various forms of identity. Analysis of the contrast between critique as a mode of discourse and liberal and conservative analytical frameworks; discussion questions and criticisms raised about various forms of critical theory; and examination of the multiplicity of modes through which law constitutes identity rights. Graded pass/fail.

LAWE 699 Discovery in the Digital Age
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays: 4:20 - 6:00 pm
Instructor: Jason Eakes
CRN: 27109 (section: 10)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 15 (approximately 15 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. We live in the Digital Age, where the explosive growth in the volume and types of electronic information is fundamentally reshaping modern discovery practice. This course sits at the crossroads of this revolution in law and technology. In addition to learning the relevant cases, rules, and concepts of electronic discovery and digital evidence, students will learn from eDiscovery practitioners how to best navigate negotiations with opposing counsel, manage complex document reviews, and leverage the latest technology and workflows to effectively litigate for their clients.

LAWE 627 Education Law and Policy
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays and Fridays: 10:35 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Kimberly Robinson
CRN: 26527 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Legal issues surrounding education in grades K through 12, including compulsory schooling, use of tax credits and other means of financing education, religion in the schools, textbook review, freedom of expression issues, due process and discipline, and competency role in education.

LAWE 660 Environmental Lawyering
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:35 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Noah Sachs
CRN: 27105 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 seats available)
Description
In-depth exposure to the practice of environmental law through case-studies, simulations, and practice problems. Practice in client counseling, regulatory interpretation, drafting, negotiation, enforcement actions, litigation settlement, and legal ethics in environmental law. Class sessions will be devoted to simulations and discussions of written assignments. Case studies and problems are drawn primarily from the areas of air pollution control, endangered species, and hazardous waste regulation, with more limited coverage of other fields of environmental law. Grading will be based on writing assignments and in-class presentations, due throughout the semester. There is no final exam. Meets Lawyering Skills IV requirement.
Prerequisites
Environmental Law (LAWE 620)

LAWE 634 Estate Planning
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays: 4:20 - 6:00 pm
Instructor: Timothy Guare
CRN: 27110 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Examines a variety of estate planning topics, with an emphasis on those estate planning techniques that are most frequently used in practice. Topics include drafting wills and trust agreements for the benefit of spouses and family members to take advantage of federal gift and estate tax credits and deductions; special valuation rules, specialized trust arrangements, and buy-sell agreements.
Prerequisites
Estate and Gift Taxation (633).

LAWE 778 Family Law Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Dale Cecka
CRN: 21677 (section: 1)
Units: 6
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 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 702 Family Law Procedure
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays: 6:15 - 7:55 pm
Instructor: Richard Campbell
CRN: 27115 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Specialized course in Virginia family law procedure concentrates on actual practice in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Equips the JDR practitioner with the particular procedural aspects of jurisdiction, venue, parties, and appeals in criminal, child support, delinquency, abuse and neglect/foster care and custody cases. Taught by lecture, discussion and practical exercises.

LAWE 707 Family Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:35 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Allison Tait
CRN: 25987 (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 600 Federal Income Taxation
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 8:45 - 10:00 am
Instructor: Hayes Holderness
CRN: 21375 (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 678 Financial Institutions Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:30 - 5:20 pm
Instructor: Fred Palmore
CRN: 27113 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Law governing banking institutions and their holding companies and affiliates, including the governmental oversight and regulation of such entities. Overview of nonbank financial institutions such as insurance companies, securities broker dealers and investment companies. Reviews primary federal consumer protection statues and regulations including equal credit opportunity, truth in lending, credit reporting and community reinvestment. Summary of structured finance transactions, securitizations, and derivative transactions.

LAWE 676 First Amendment Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Kurt Lash
CRN: 27089 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Examines American constitutional law pertaining to religion, speech, and the media, including the law pertaining to aid for sectarian schools, prayer in public schools, conscientious objection, censorship, association, and access to trials and state secrets.

LAWE 680 Health Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:35 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Rachel Suddarth
CRN: 21397 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Focuses on the federal and state laws and regulations applicable to the health care industry, with a particular focus on the regulation of health care providers. Topics covered include: laws regulating referral relationships between health care providers (e.g., the federal anti-kickback statute, the federal Ethics in Patient Referrals Act and the Virginia Practitioner Self-Referral Act); the federal False Claims Act and the false claims provisions of the Social Security Act; application of the antitrust laws to health care providers; licensure of health care providers; and, state certificate of need laws.

LAWE 760 Housing Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Thursdays: 10:10 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Carol Brown
CRN: 26559 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 seats available)
Description
Explore the law and policy of housing. Considers the housing market in the United States, both for renters and for homeowners. Topics may include housing affordability, inclusionary/exclusionary zoning, the subprime mortgage crisis, government programs, and housing discrimination.

LAWE 763 Housing Law Practicum
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Thursdays: 9:10 - 10:00 am
Instructor: Carol Brown
CRN: 27095 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 seats available)
Description
Experiential course available to a limited number of students enrolled in housing law course. Application of the legal principles in housing law. Minimum of 30 hours of client work assisting clients with housing matters. Placement with either Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia (HOME) or the Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) under the supervision of an experienced attorney to serve low-income residents who are experiencing housing problems.

LAWE 667 Human Rights Seminar
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:45 - 10:00 am
Instructor: Jonathan Stubbs
CRN: 27079 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
A general introduction to international human rights. Issues covered include nature of concept of human rights; origin and development of the International Bill of Rights; thematic procedures available for protection of human rights in the United Nations; standards and methods for international fact finding on human rights; cultural relativity in human rights law; implementation of the International Covenants on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights in the United States; the Inter-American Human Rights Process; and the ability of the United States to impact human rights in Third-World countries

LAWE 781 Immigration Rights Practicum
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays: 1:05 - 2:45 pm
Instructor: Jacob Tingen
CRN: 27081 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
Description
Hands-on experience in immigration law through a combination of doctrinal teaching and representation of actual clients in immigration court. Analysis of and response to an immigration consultation, effective representation of clients in removal proceedings, understanding issues at the intersection of federal immigration law and local law enforcement, and protection of the constitutional rights of immigrants. No third-year practice certificate is required.

LAWE 796 Independent Study
Course Offerings (3)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 27099 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 27100 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 27101 (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 640 Insurance Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays: 4:20 - 6:00 pm
Instructor: Candace Blydenburgh
CRN: 27111 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Analysis and resolution of insurance coverage disputes, involving insurance of the person life and health insurance), property insurance (i.e. homeowners and commercial property insurance) and liability insurance (i.e. automobile insurance, and commercial general liability insurance). Analysis of the formation, operation, and termination of the insurance contract; the insurable interest requirement; insurers' limitation of risk; waiver and estoppel defenses; coverage and exclusion to coverage; insurers and insureds obligations when loss occurs; and government regulation and control of the insurance industry. Taught in both a lecture-discussion and Socratic mode, with a three-hour essay examination at the course conclusion.

LAWE 710 Intellectual Property Drafting
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays: 4:00 - 5:40 pm
Instructors: John Robinson Michael McCollum
CRN: 26550 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 seats available)
Description
Will focus on developing and refining practical skills, including conducting intellectual property audits, filing domestic and Madrid Protocol applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, trademark examination rules and procedures, conducting opposition proceedings, copyright filings, franchising issues, developing and implementing trade secrets policies and programs for businesses, licensing, and ethics.
Prerequisites
LAWE 641.

LAWE 641 Intellectual Property Fundamentals
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 21390 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 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)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays: 1:05 - 2:45 pm
Instructor: Chris Cotropia
CRN: 27085 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 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 790 Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Ashley Dobbs
CRN: 25958 (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 756 International Business Practice
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays: 4:20 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: William Benos
CRN: 27112 (section: 1)
Units: 4
International Business Practicum requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 seats available)
Description
A hands-on opportunity to develop strategies for Virginia companies seeking to expand their businesses in foreign markets. Students meet with a Virginia business client to define the scope of their project, identify legal issues, research foreign and domestic laws, develop legal strategies, and then present their findings to the client¿s executives and senior management. Law students team with MBA students from a participating business school to prepare international business plans and then co-present their work to the client. The teams prepare and deliver comprehensive presentations of their strategies and the legal issues they have identified as the capstone to their work.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 642 International Business Transactions
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:35 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Andrew Spalding
CRN: 26532 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 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 738 International Courts and Tribunals
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays: 1:05 - 2:45 pm
Instructor: Chiara Giorgetti
CRN: 26556 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Introduction to existing international courts and tribunals and their jurisdiction, including courts that have general jurisdiction to hear inter-state disputes (the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, ad hoc bodies) and courts and tribunals that have specialized subject-matter jurisdiction. Examines courts and tribunals competent to hear international criminal law, including the International Criminal Court, ICTY and ICTR. Analyzes regional courts and tribunals that hear cases related to human rights abuses. Also studies investment disputes (state/investor) and the principle available fori, including ICSID and NAFTA and ad hoc tribunals and claims commissions, such as the Iran-US tribunal, the UN Compensation Commission.

LAWE 729 International Environmental Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays: 10:15 - 11:55 am
Instructor: Noah Sachs
CRN: 26552 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 seats available)
Description
Explores how the international community has managed and mismanaged global environmental problems since the watershed UN Conference on Environment and Development in 1992. Involves a mix of readings, discussions, and simulations in various fields of international environmental law, with a particular focus on climate change, biodiversity, and international regulation of toxic hazards. Cross-cutting themes include North/South disputes, the precautionary principle, liability as a compliance mechanism, and the involvement of non-state actors in creating and implementing international environmental law. The major assignment for the course will be a seminar research paper.

LAWE 699 International Law Practicum
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:35 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Chiara Giorgetti
CRN: 25820 (section: 6)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Legal research and analysis on cutting-edge, contemporary international law issues. Provide advice as requested by international organizations such as the United Nations and the World Bank. At the end of the semester, we hope to present the outcome of the research projects to requesting parties in Washington, DC and/or New York.
Prerequisites
LAWE 643 International Law

LAWE 670 Interviewing and Counseling
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Thursdays: 6:10 - 7:50 pm
Instructor: Jack Burtch
CRN: 21395 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 18 (approximately 18 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 671 Interviewing, Negotiating, and Counseling
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:35 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Leigh Melton
CRN: 27104 (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 699 Introduction to Businesss
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Instructor: Jonathan Whitaker
CRN: 26399 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Course will meet 1.8.18 - 1.12.18, 10am - 1pm, in room 114.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 35 (approximately 35 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Introduces students to basic business principles and then reinforces this knowledge through application to actual business settings. There are two parts to the course. Part I will be a series of online modules on the business disciplines of Accounting, Finance and Management, where student learning will be evaluated through online assessments. Part II will be five in-person class meetings during the week before the Spring semester, where each day will cover a different business case involving actual firms and the business disciplines of Accounting, Finance and Management. Student learning will be evaluated through a short write-up for each case, verbal participation during class, and a take-home project based on a comprehensive business case. After completing the course, students will have a greater ability to apply their business knowledge in actual business settings.

LAWE 752 Judicial Placement Program
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays: 4:30 - 8:00 pm
Instructor: Beverly Snukals
CRN: 27118 (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 590 Jurisprudence
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays: 10:10 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Christopher Corts
CRN: 26517 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Provides an introduction to the field of jurisprudence, the academic discipline devoted to answering the fundamental question: What is law? We will explore the many ways that scholars have attempted to define law and legal systems against a series of related concepts, including morality, authority, power, politics, planning, rationality, coercion, obedience, and violence. Through a series of short written assignments, we will critique the prevailing theories and attempt to construct the elements for an original definition of law.

LAWE 742 Key Decisions of International Courts
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays: 1:05 - 1:55 pm
Instructor: Chiara Giorgetti
CRN: 27082 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Study and assessment of the most significant decisions of international courts, including the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations and the primus inter pares of international dispute resolution forums.

LAWE 638 Law and Literature
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays: 1:05 - 2:45 pm
Instructor: Tamar Schwartz
CRN: 27083 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 seats available)
Description
Explores the themes rule of law v. equity; law, justice, and morality; the role of narrative; and the role of the lawyer in counseling and advocating for a client by reading literary texts (that may include classic texts, modern texts, graphic novels, etc.) and viewing some films/film excerpts. Variety of genres furthers the exploration of effective communication techniques and the role of narrative in different forms. Classroom discussions are designed to explore justice and the law through fictional stories, challenging students to reflect upon their role as lawyers in our legal system.

LAWE 681 Law of Armed Conflict
Course Offerings (1)
Friday, February 9, 2018; 
3:00 - 5:15 pm
Saturday, February 10, 2018; 
10:00 am - 3:15 pm
Friday, February 23, 2018; 
3:00 - 5:15 pm
Saturday, February 24, 2018; 
10:00 am - 3:15 pm
Instructor: Gabriel Swiney
CRN: 27106 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Examination of international law relating to the use of force. Areas of study include situations of self-defense and authorization to use force by the United Nations Security Council. Peacekeeping missions will be considered, as will situations of collective self-defense and the theory of "humanitarian intervention." Also considers international humanitarian law: customary and treaty-based restrictions on the use of force such as the requirement to avoid targeting civilians, the requirement of proportionality, and prohibitions on the use of certain weapons. Draws on current events and focus on real-world applications of international law.

LAWE 699 Law of Sexual Violence
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:45 - 10:00 am
Instructor: Paul Crane
CRN: 26462 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Examines a variety of topics related to how the law regulates sexual violence. Analyzes the substantive criminal law regarding sexual offenses; special evidentiary rules and procedural rules associated with sexual offense prosecutions; issues related to sex offender registration laws and SORNA; issues related to the civil commitment of sexual predators; and campus sexual assault regimes under Title IX.

LAWR 518 Legal Analysis and Writing II
Course Offerings (5)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:35 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Tamar Schwartz
CRN: 21481 (section: 3)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 - 10:15 am
Instructor: Christopher Corts
CRN: 21482 (section: 5)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays and Fridays: 10:35 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Rachel Suddarth
CRN: 21483 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Doron Samuel-Siegel
CRN: 21484 (section: 4)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Laura Webb
CRN: 21490 (section: 2)
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 521 Legal Research II
Course Offerings (5)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays: 1:05 - 1:55 pm
Instructor: Joyce Janto
CRN: 27073 (section: 5)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays: 11:00 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Jason Zarin
CRN: 27074 (section: 4)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Fridays: 9:30 - 10:20 am
Instructor: Jason Zarin
CRN: 27075 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays: 9:00 - 9:50 am
Instructor: Maureen Moran
CRN: 27076 (section: 2)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Thursdays: 1:05 - 1:55 pm
Instructor: Roger Skalbeck
CRN: 27077 (section: 3)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 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.

LAWR 519 Legislation and Regulation
Course Offerings (3)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays and Fridays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Kimberly Robinson
CRN: 23841 (section: A)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays and Fridays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 23842 (section: B)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Fridays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Hayes Holderness
CRN: 23843 (section: C)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Legislation and Regulation provides an introduction to public lawmaking in the modern administrative state. It examines the way Congress and administrative agencies adopt binding rules of law (statutes and regulations, respectively) and the way implementing institutions--courts and administrative agencies--interpret and apply these laws. It considers, in particular, the justifications for modern regulation, the structure of the modern administrative state, the incentives that influence the behavior of the various actors, and the legal rules that help to structure the relationships among Congress, the agencies, and the courts.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 705 Mergers and Acquisitions
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Instructors: Laurence Parker Beth Hungate-Noland
CRN: 24723 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Focuses on the law governing corporate mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, and proxy contests. Discussion will include transaction structure, purchase agreements, stockholder litigation, and relevant state and federal laws, with a primary focus on fiduciary duties in the context of buying and selling a business.
Prerequisites
Business Associations (602)

LAWE 699 Military Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays: 4:00 - 5:40 pm
Instructor: Donna Price
CRN: 27132 (section: 11)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 17 (approximately 17 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Overview of the nature and sources of military law and the relationship of military law to State and Federal administrative, civil, and criminal practice. Exploration of the relationship between military discipline and military justice and between civil and military authorities. Review of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), the Manual for Courts-Martial of the United States (MCM), and other relevant military and civilian publications, regulations, and instructions. Addresses military investigations and the differences between the various administrative, disciplinary and judicial proceedings which may all result from a single incident. Explanation of the differences between the Federal Rules of Evidence and Military Rules of Evidence. Consideration of the applicability of the Bill of Rights to military personnel. Additional areas covered will include personnel background investigations, suitability determinations, security clearance adjudications, and the various Federal Claims statutes affecting military operations.

LAWE 735 National Security Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Thursdays: 4:15 - 5:55 pm
Instructor: David Novak
CRN: 25382 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 25 (approximately 25 seats available)
Description
Offers an analysis of the interplay of law and national security. It will include coverage of such issues as: terrorism offenses, espionage, collection of evidence in international cases, interrogation techniques, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, protection and use of classified evidence in federal court, the right to counsel and national security defendants, military detention, and trials of cases involving national security.

LAWE 672 Negotiation
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays: 8:20 - 10:00 am
Instructor: Julie Cillo
CRN: 27127 (section: 1)
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 771 Nonprofit Organizations
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Phyllis Katz
CRN: 27090 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Examines the nature, formation, governance and operation of nonprofit organizations. Topics include the law governing nonprofits; the skills necessary to create, operate, and advocate for nonprofit organizations; determining the legal form of the organization; tax exempt status; fundraising (charitable giving, solicitations, legal regulation of such activities); duties and responsibilities of the board of directors; liability of nonprofit organizations; and ethical issues for nonprofits. The class is designed for both law students and business students. Guest speakers from area nonprofits will supplement the readings and discussion. Readings will include case studies, as well as cases and articles from legal and business sources. A field trip to a nonprofit organization may be taken. Class project involves a case study of a nonprofit, advising the nonprofit organization on legal and business issues and where appropriate, assisting the nonprofit in organizing, establishing organizational and operational documents, filing for tax exempt status, and/or creating operational policies. The final grade will be based on class participation, written responses to case studies, and the students' work on the class projects.

LAWE 718 Poverty Law Practicum
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Instructor: Tara Casey
CRN: 27117 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
Description
Explores the legal and policy responses to poverty in the United States and addresses how the law shapes the lives of poor people and communities. Special focus upon the Greater Richmond area, examining the extent of poverty, the root causes, and the historical development of social welfare policy. Focuses on the rights-based aspect of poverty law and various policies that attempt to ameliorate poverty.

LAWE 601 Pre-Trial Litigation Skills
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays: 6:15 - 8:45 pm
Instructor: Isaac Mcbeth
CRN: 27129 (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.

LAWR 605 Professional Responsibility
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays: 6:15 - 7:55 pm
Instructor: James McCauley
CRN: 27116 (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 734 Professional Responsibility: Criminal Practice
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Thursdays: 6:10 - 7:50 pm
Instructors: William Dinkin Cullen Seltzer
CRN: 26554 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Reviews some of the major ethical considerations that confront prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys, including ethical considerations surrounding the discovery process, ethical pleading principles, joint defense agreements, inadvertent disclosures, resolving disputes with clients regarding trial tactics, communicating with clients effectively, and setting and collecting fees. Students will examine these and similar questions by studying case opinions, selected secondary materials, and applicable ABA Model Rules of Professional responsibility, and by participating in weekly discussion.

LAWE 724 Professional Responsibility: Family Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Fridays: 1:05 - 2:45 pm
Instructor: Craig Sampson
CRN: 21674 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Delineates the ethical responsibilities of lawyers in family law cases. Issues related to the lawyer-client relationships: communication and confidentiality; conflicts of interests; controlling the case; ethical tactics; ethical negotiations; mediation; and other ethical duties of the family law practitioner are surveyed. Designed to encourage the study and elevate the standards of those who practice family law. There will be case studies and examples of issues that are presented to the practicing family lawyer on a day-to-day basis. The course will combine theory and practice as it relates to helping to guide the practicing lawyer through the maze of ethical issues that are constantly arising in the family law practice. This course is required for those students seeking the Certificate of Concentration in Family Law.
Prerequisites
Family Law (707).

LAWR 516 Property
Course Offerings (3)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:35 - 10:15 am
Instructor: Chris Cotropia
CRN: 25956 (section: A)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 8:35 - 9:45 am
Instructor: Kristen Osenga
CRN: 25957 (section: B)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 2:35 - 3:45 pm
Instructor: Carol Brown
CRN: 25969 (section: C)
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.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 656 Remedies
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 9:00 - 9:50 am
Instructor: W. Bryson
CRN: 26536 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 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 (2)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 27102 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 27103 (section: 2)
Units: 1
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 675 Sales and Leases
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: David Frisch
CRN: 26541 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 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 615 Selected Topics in Virginia Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Fridays: 8:45 - 10:25 am
Instructor: Emmeline Reeves
CRN: 25248 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Selected Topics in Virginia Law requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 15 (approximately 15 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 699 Sentencing Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays: 2:30 - 4:10 pm
Instructor: Erin Collins
CRN: 25968 (section: 7)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Explores the theories of criminal punishment, the criminal sentencing process, and contemporary issues in sentencing. Topics include: the traditional justifications for criminal punishment--retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation--and the shifting historical prominence of these justifications; the factors that influence punishment, such as the characteristics of the offense and the offender; the role of judicial, executive, and legislative branch actors in setting sentencing law and policy; and the implementation of the federal sentencing guidelines. Also explores systemic sentencing issues, such as racial disparities in the criminal justice system, and modern sentencing reform efforts.

LAWE 730 Spanish Legal Skills
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 - 9:50 am
Instructor: Genoveva Border
CRN: 26553 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
One semester course learning targeted legal subjects in Spanish. Topics include immigration law, family law, labor law, contract law and criminal law and use materials written by Latin American Professors of Law and notable US attorneys. Lectures delivered in Spanish. Each class will be a combination of an academic presentation and a practical exercise exposing students to the practicalities of dealing with Hispanic clients including cultural differences of the Hispanic population. Students are assessed on a weekly basis by completing exercises which will cover: drafting memos, short essays and client letters in Spanish; preparing presentations for Hispanic audiences attending the pro bono legal clinics at the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; and a final project. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the pro bono legal clinics offered by the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce with the support of leading law firms from Richmond twice a month and may work alongside attorneys interviewing Hispanic clients seeking legal advice on immigration, labor and family matters.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 690 Sports and the Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Thursdays: 8:20 - 10:00 am
Instructors: Vernon Inge Joseph Sroba
CRN: 21400 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
A survey course addressing legal issues presented by both professional and amateur sports in a variety of settings. Examines such issues as the legal concept of amateurism, the organization of amateur sports associations, and eligibility for participation as an amateur, especially in the context of intercollegiate athletics Also focuses on gender and disability discrimination issues, the organization of professional sports with the power of the commissioner and the organization of leagues. The application of antitrust law to amateur and professional sports will also be examined, along with issues presented by the representation of professional athletes and the enforcement of sports contracts. Criminal and tort liability issues presented by sports participation will also be discussed, along with workers compensation and drug testing issues.

LAWE 635 Taxation of Partnerships and LLCs
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays: 4:00 - 5:40 pm
Instructor: Thomas Rohman
CRN: 27107 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Nature and formation of a partnership; taxation of partnership income; transactions between related parties; termination of partnership; sale of partnership interest; distribution by partnership; special basis adjustment; and distribution to retiring or deceased partners. Also includes treatment of pass-through entities.
Prerequisites
Federal Income Taxation (600).

LAWE 669 The Art of the Argument
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays: 1:05 - 2:45 pm
Instructor: Laura Webb
CRN: 27084 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 seats available)
Description
Explores the rhetorical roots of argument, the "five types of argument" described by Wilson Huhn, and the psychology of persuasion. Using client hypotheticals based on labor and employment law, develops the skills needed to craft persuasive arguments in written and oral form. Students will write a persuasive brief and conduct oral argument.

LAWE 699 The Death Penalty
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Thursdays: 2:30 - 4:10 pm
Instructor: Corinna Lain
CRN: 26544 (section: 8)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Introduction to one of the most controversial criminal justice issues of our time¿the death penalty. Historical examination of the forces that led to abolition of the death penalty in 1972 and reinstatement in 1976, ushering in the modern death penalty era. Survey of the most prominent issues associated with the death penalty, including its justifications, cost, constitutional regulation, execution methods, housing on death row, and claims of arbitrariness, disproportionate imposition on race and class grounds, inadequate capital defense, and potential for convicting the innocent. Considers the American death penalty from a global perspective to understand the movement toward worldwide abolition and why the United States is or is not a part of it.

LAWE 695 The Happy Lawyer: Finding Your Path
Course Offerings (1)
Sunday, January 21, 2018; 
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018; 
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 25, 2018; 
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Christopher Corts
CRN: 27096 (section: 1)
Units: 1
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 715 The Prosecution Project
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Thursdays: 4:15 - 5:55 pm
Instructor: John Douglass
CRN: 27094 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
Description
Policy clinic that is a unique collaboration between law students and professional prosecutors through a partnership with the Committee on Justice and Professionalism of the Virginia Association of Commonwealth¿s Attorneys (VACA). Through readings and discussions with experienced prosecutors, judges, police, defense attorneys and others, students are introduced to the professional roles of prosecutors, to their ethical responsibilities, and to the challenges faced by modern prosecutors in seeking to do justice in a rapidly changing environment. Through research and analysis, students assist the VACA Committee in its efforts to study and address issues of importance to prosecutors and the public.

LAWE 699 Trial Competition
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
TBAs: 8:45 - 8:45 pm
Instructors: Shari Skipper
CRN: 27133 (section: 13)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: (approximately 0 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Students in this class are selected by the instructors to prepare for and participate in an interscholastic trial competition. Graded pass/fail.
Prerequisites
Departmental approval. LAWE 699 Criminal Trial Practice

LAWE 699 Veteran's Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Thomas Herthel
CRN: 27131 (section: 5)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Introduction to the administrative law of veterans benefits. Focus on the public policy behind veterans benefits, the practical aspects of filing disability compensation claims with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and appealing the denials of such claims. Analysis of current legislative efforts to reform the veterans benefits system.

LAWE 699 Virginia Legal Research
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays: 3:00 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Joyce Janto
CRN: 27123 (section: 12)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 17 (approximately 17 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Expands the basics of legal research learned in first-year lawyering skills to specific legal issues in Virginia. Work with common Virginia primary and secondary legal resources used in all three branches of Virginia government and complete graded research problems drawn from current legal issues in the state. Pro bono and community engagement for class working with a local attorney to answer questions asked through the Virginia bar¿s pro bono legal answers portal

LAWE 664 Virginia Procedure
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 11:00 - 11:50 am
Instructor: W. Bryson
CRN: 21394 (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 606 Wills and Trusts
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:30 - 4:10 pm
Instructor: Allison Tait
CRN: 25393 (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 711 Workers Compensation
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructors: Lisa Frisina Brandon Reid
CRN: 27086 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
A practical survey of workers' compensation in Virginia. Focuses on providing a substantive overview of the law, combined with projects geared toward teaching students to handle actual workers' compensation cases, from the investigation and filing of a claim through hearing and appeal.

LAWE 774 Wrongful Conviction Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through April 27, 2018
Mondays: 10:10 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Mary Tate
CRN: 21438 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
Description
With supervision from the director of the Institute of Actual Innocence, students will screen, investigate and, when possible, help prepare cases for post-conviction litigation under Virginia's Writs of Actual Innocence. Litigation work is only possible when a case has matured to that level. Students will work in teams. The cases selected for investigation and litigation are those where there is substantial evidence of innocence. Prerequisite: First priority for enrollment goes to students who have completed the Wrongful Conviction Seminar (770). Students who have not completed the seminar must obtain approval to enroll in the clinic.
Prerequisites
First priority for enrollment goes to students who have completed the Wrongful Conviction Seminar (770). Students who have not completed the seminar must obtain approval to enroll in the clinic. This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.