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LAWE 784 ABA Regional Mediation Competition
Course Offerings (2)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 22649 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 20 (approximately 20 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 24041 (section: 2)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 5 (approximately 5 seats available)

LAWE 607 Administrative Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Instructor: Joel Eisen
CRN: 25369 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 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 Children's Law Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Adrienne Volenik
CRN: 23994 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Restriction: Dept. Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 1 (approximately 1 seats available)
Description
With faculty permission, students who have completed either the Delinquency Clinic or the Disability Law Clinic, may enroll for between two and six credits. Advanced students will take leadership roles in clinic cases and complete a significant project over the course of the semester.

LAWE 699 Advanced Constitutional Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:45 - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Jonathan Stubbs
CRN: 25387 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. A one semester, survey course outlining salient aspects of the intersection of law and human freedom in the United States. The course focuses upon constitutional protection of: freedom of religion; freedom from racial discrimination; rights of criminal defendants; privacy rights; and, rights to political participation, especially voting. To provide historical context, students will learn about the role of the Declaration of Independence in framing the broad values and objectives of the United States, the limitations of both the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution of 1787, and the perceived need for a Bill of Rights. The course considers relevant Supreme Court jurisprudence interpreting the Constitution as well as attempts to amend the Constitution for instance via the Reconstruction and Nineteenth Amendments. The course will satisfy the upper level writing requirement.

LAWE 632 Advanced Trial Practice
Course Offerings (2)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Instructors: James Cosby John Ivins
CRN: 21385 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Thursdays: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Instructors: Carolyn Grady Claire Cardwell
CRN: 21386 (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 610 Alternate Dispute Resolution
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays: 6:10 - 7:50 pm
Instructor: James Phillips
CRN: 21508 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
An exploration of the process of mediation as an alternative to litigation. Topics will include mediation history and theory, general conflict resolution techniques, specific mediation techniques, including identifying interests, reframing, building successes, dealing with emotions, caucusing, brainstorming, evaluating options and consequences, and reality testing. Skills in theses techniques will be developed through role-play. Other topics will include the role of mediators in drafting agreements, forms of agreements and mediator ethics. In addition, the role of attorneys as advocates and advocacy techniques will be covered. Limited to sixteen students.

LAWE 737 Anti-Bribery Law in International Business
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays: 3:30 - 5:10 pm
Instructor: Andrew Spalding
CRN: 25363 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Course does NOT meet ULWR. Students MUST have taken LAWE 699 (Anti-Bribery Law - Resear ch) in the Fall semester. Restriction: Departmental Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
Description
Examines laws that prohibit the bribing of foreign government officials for business purposes, focusing principally on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, but also examining the UK Bribery Act, the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, and the UN Convention Against Corruption. Analyzes these laws from both a practice-oriented compliance perspective and a policy perspective.

LAWE 613 Antitrust
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays: 4:30 - 5:45 pm
Instructor: James Betts
CRN: 24060 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 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 (4)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays: 6:05 - 7:45 pm
Instructors: Patrick Hanes Samuel Towell
CRN: 25360 (section: 4)
Units: 2
Meets L.S. 4 requirement.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays: 6:05 - 7:45 pm
Instructor: Stephen Miller
CRN: 25383 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Meets L.S. 4 requirement.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructors: Marla Decker Stephen McCullough
CRN: 25384 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Meets L.S. 4 requirement.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructors: Michael Gill Elizabeth Hanes
CRN: 25385 (section: 3)
Units: 2
Meets L.S. 4 requirement.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 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. Meets Lawyering Skills IV requirement.

LAWE 704 Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 9:00 - 9:50 am
Instructor: David Epstein
CRN: 23212 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 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 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:50 am
Instructor: William Fisher
CRN: 24059 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 80 (approximately 80 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 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Christopher Collins
CRN: 21421 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 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 713 Child Support Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Craig Burshem
CRN: 25375 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Provides substantive background in federal and state child support law; judicial establishment, modification, and enforcement of child support obligations; interstate matters, including the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act and the Uniform Parentage Act; current trends such as same-sex marriage, prisoner re-entry, military issues, and changes to the Bankruptcy Act; and the role of attorneys for the Virginia Division of Child Support Enforcement.

LAWE 616 Children and the Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Meredith Harbach
CRN: 25370 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Analysis of the legal relationships among children, families, and the state. Focus on how the law balances the rights and interests of children, their parents and caregivers, and the state under both the federal constitution and state law. Topics include the status, rights, and obligations of parents and children, and abuse and neglect of children, including the termination of parental rights. We will consider important and complex questions, for example, the appropriate balance between family autonomy and state regulation, and the effects of race, class, and gender on the legal rules in this area.

LAWE 753 Children's Defense Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:00 - 4:40 pm
Instructor: Julie McConnell
CRN: 23840 (section: 1)
Units: 6
Restriction: Dept. Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 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 631 Civil Litigation
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 24704 (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 (3)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 21423 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Restriction: Dept. Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 21424 (section: 2)
Units: 6
Restriction: Dept. Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 21425 (section: 3)
Units: 7
Restriction: Dept. Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 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 793 Client Counseling Competition
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21455 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)

LAWE 723 Collaborative Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
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 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:00 - 3:15 pm
Instructor: David Frisch
CRN: 23143 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 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 630 Comparative Employment Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 - 10:15 am
Instructor: Ann Hodges
CRN: 25380 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Focuses on labor and employment law and relations in the developed countries, with a primary concentration on Europe and the U.S. Involves online collaboration with Bocconi University, Milan, Italy. Topics include how different legislation deals with issues like flexibility, redundancies or layoffs, employment protection, outsourcing, transfer of operations, collective bargaining, strikes, workplace privacy, employment discrimination and employee v. independent contractor status. Provides students with the methodological tools to understand the complex issues that arise when representing employers and employees in the global economy. Assessment will be by both the case study and a final exam.

LAWE 759 Computer Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Instructor: Chris Cotropia
CRN: 22442 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Meets ULWR.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Explores specific problems encountered in "cyberspace" in such areas as personal jurisdiction and choice of law, regulatory jurisdiction and effectiveness, intellectual property, commercial transactions, digital defamation, and freedom of speech and privacy.

LAWR 503 Constitutional Law
Course Offerings (3)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:10 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Carl Tobias
CRN: 21469 (section: 2)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 - 2:40 pm
Instructor: Kevin Walsh
CRN: 21470 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:00 - 2:40 pm
Instructor: John Pagan
CRN: 21471 (section: 3)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 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.

LAWE 698 Constitutional and Statutory Law of Public Employment
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Instructor: Ann Hodges
CRN: 25373 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 13 (approximately 13 seats available)
Description
Examination of statutory and constitutional employment rights of public employees in federal, state, and local government. Concentration on legal framework for union organization and collective bargaining rights of public employees. Comparative analysis of various approaches to government employee rights, including analysis of relevant public policy issues.

LAWE 617 Construction Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Thursdays: 8:10 - 9:50 am
Instructor: Tom Wolf
CRN: 25392 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Issues peculiar to construction projects from the perspective of the various participants, including developer, contractor, architect and lender and on dispute avoidance and resolution techniques. Includes negotiation and drafting of construction-related contracts.

LAWE 679 Contract Drafting
Course Offerings (7)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays: 8:15 - 9:55 am
Instructor: H. Patterson
CRN: 22496 (section: 3)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Katherine Bain
CRN: 22541 (section: 4)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Fridays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Elizabeth Riopelle
CRN: 23283 (section: 5)
Units: 2
Meets L.S. 4 requirement.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Wednesdays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Elizabeth Riopelle
CRN: 24703 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Meets L.S. 4 requirement.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: David Boelzner
CRN: 25173 (section: 6)
Units: 2
Meets L.S. 4 requirement.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays: 4:15 - 5:55 pm
Instructor: Brian Cannon
CRN: 25237 (section: 7)
Units: 2
Meets L.S. 4 requirement.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Wednesdays: 4:15 - 5:55 pm
Instructor: Connelia Savage
CRN: 25359 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
In this Law Skills IV pilot course, Application of contract law principles to the drafting of contracts through weekly written exercises, drafting assignments, and negotiations. Techniques to draft clear and accurate contracts and to effectively review contracts drafted by others. Several exercises will include ethical considerations in contract drafting. Meets Lawyering Skills IV requirement.

LAWR 513 Contracts
Course Offerings (3)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 1:00 - 2:10 pm
Instructor: David Epstein
CRN: 21476 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Andrew Spalding
CRN: 21477 (section: 2)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 - 2:40 pm
Instructor: David Frisch
CRN: 21478 (section: 3)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Basic elements of contract law. Stress on the agreement process, i.e., offer and acceptance, consideration, and substitutes for consideration. Avoidance of contractual obligations, conditions, performance, and breach of contracts are examined, as are discharge of contractual duties and remedies. Third-party beneficiaries, assignments, and illegal contracts may be examined. The Uniform Commercial Code and the Restatement are emphasized throughout.

LAWE 689 Corporate Finance
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Instructor: John Earl
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 623 Corporate Taxation
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Instructor: Mary Heen
CRN: 24718 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 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)

LAWR 506 Criminal Law
Course Offerings (3)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Instructor: Henry Chambers
CRN: 21472 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Instructor: John Douglass
CRN: 21473 (section: 3)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Instructor: Ronald Bacigal
CRN: 21475 (section: 2)
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.

LAWE 751 Criminal Placement Program
Course Offerings (3)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 21426 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Restriction: Dept. Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 21427 (section: 2)
Units: 6
Restriction: Dept. Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 21428 (section: 3)
Units: 7
Restriction: Dept. Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 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)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Instructor: John Douglass
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 625 Criminal Process
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Instructor: Ronald Bacigal
CRN: 24064 (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 627 Education Law and Policy
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Instructor: Kimberly Robinson
CRN: 24720 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 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 755 Education Rights Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:00 - 4:40 pm
Instructor: Adrienne Volenik
CRN: 21432 (section: 1)
Units: 6
Restriction: Dept. Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 5 (approximately 5 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 666 Energy Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Joel Eisen
CRN: 22457 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Focus on the laws and policies that govern the exploitation of energy resources and the production and distribution of electricity. Includes an introduction to the structure of energy law, and in particular its unique hybrid of three types of laws: (1) natural resources laws (laws regulating individual energy resources such as coal and oil); (2) public utility laws; and (3) environmental laws. Also focuses on the laws and policies that affect resources most important to the Mid-Atlantic region, particularly the laws governing coal, natural gas, and electricity. Further study of electricity restructuring (deregulation) and the ongoing Virginia and federal experience with it (including innovative use of market mechanisms) and global climate change and its relationship to energy industries. Course Requirements: Class discussion, possible in-class simulations and exercises, and either a final paper or a final examination at the end of the semester.

LAWE 660 Environmental Lawyering
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Noah Sachs
CRN: 25372 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Meets L.S. 4 requirement.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 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 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays: 4:15 - 5:55 pm
Instructor: Timothy Guare
CRN: 21387 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 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 734 Ethics and Criminal Litigation
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Cullen Seltzer
CRN: 23856 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Reviews some of the major ethical considerations that confront civil litigators, 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, applicable ABA Model Rules of Professional responsibility, and participating in weekly discussion.

LAWE 724 Ethics and Family Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays: 8:15 - 9:55 am
Instructor: Edward Barnes
CRN: 21674 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 13 (approximately 13 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).

LAWE 778 Family Law Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Thursdays: 4:10 - 5:50 pm
Instructor: Dale Cecka
CRN: 21677 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Restriction: Dept. Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
Description
Working under the supervision of the clinic director, students will represent low-income clients in the City of Richmond on family law-related matters in a multi-disciplinary collaboration with faculty-supervised graduate students from Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Social Work and Department of Psychology.

LAWE 707 Family Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 10:00 - 10:50 am
Instructor: Peter Swisher
CRN: 21416 (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 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 - 2:40 pm
Instructor: Shari Motro
CRN: 21375 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 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 676 First Amendment Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:15 - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Kevin Walsh
CRN: 24715 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 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 Care Regulation
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Thursdays: 3:00 - 4:40 pm
Instructor: Rachel Suddarth
CRN: 21397 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 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 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Thursdays: 1:00 - 2:40 pm
Instructor: Carol Brown
CRN: 25365 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Meets ULWR.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 13 (approximately 13 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 640 Insurance Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 1:00 - 1:50 pm
Instructor: Peter Swisher
CRN: 23138 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 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 789 Intellectual Property Competition
Course Offerings (3)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21511 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21512 (section: 2)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 24039 (section: 3)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 5 (approximately 5 seats available)

LAWE 641 Intellectual Property Fundamentals
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 - 10:15 am
Instructor: Chris Cotropia
CRN: 21390 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 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 699 Intellectual Property Litigation Practicum
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Instructor: Kristen Osenga
CRN: 25386 (section: 4)
Units: 3
Meets L.S. 4 requirement.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Exposure to intellectual property litigation practice through simulation. Skills will include interviewing and counseling client; recognizing causes of action, potential counter-claims, and defenses; figuring out jurisdiction and venue issues; preparing discovery; and drafting pre-trial motions. Grading will be based on writing assignments and class participation in simulation exercises. Meets Lawyering Skills IV requirement.
Prerequisites
IP Fundamentals or at least one of Patent Law, Copyright Law, or Trademark & Unfair Competition Law

LAWE 757 International Arbitration
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:00 - 10:15 am
Instructor: Chiara Giorgetti
CRN: 24721 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 13 (approximately 13 seats available)
Description
Gives an introduction to the main characteristics of international arbitration. In the first part of the semester, we will examine the advantages and disadvantages of arbitration, and why parties may prefer arbitration. We will then look at the arbitration agreement, the process of arbitration, and the enforcement of arbitral awards. This course will review both commercial and investment arbitration and survey the main various arbitral tribunals and their rules, including ICSID, ICC, and ILCA. Examination.

LAWE 756 International Business Practice
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays: 4:05 - 6:35 pm
Instructor: William Benos
CRN: 23247 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Restriction: Dept. Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 5 (approximately 5 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.

LAWE 738 International Courts and Tribunals
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays: 1:00 - 2:40 pm
Instructor: Chiara Giorgetti
CRN: 25364 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Course meets ULWR.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 13 (approximately 13 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 670 Interviewing and Counseling
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Jack Burtch
CRN: 21395 (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)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays: 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Instructors: Mary Tate Corinna Lain
CRN: 25114 (section: 1)
Units: 0
Restriction: Dept. Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays: 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Instructors: Mary Tate Corinna Lain
CRN: 25115 (section: 2)
Units: 1
Restriction: Dept. Approval Required.
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)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21513 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 45 (approximately 45 seats available)

LAWE 800 Journal of Law and Public Interest
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21468 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 45 (approximately 45 seats available)

LAWE 797 Journal of Law and Technology
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21463 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)

LAWE 752 Judicial Placement Program
Course Offerings (3)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 21429 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Restriction: Dept. Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 21430 (section: 2)
Units: 6
Restriction: Dept. Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 21431 (section: 3)
Units: 7
Restriction: Dept. Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 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 696 Law Firm as a Business
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays: 4:20 - 6:00 pm
Instructor: James Meath
CRN: 23857 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 35 (approximately 35 seats available)
Description
Focuses on many of the practical, nonlegal aspects of law practice to include information on financial management, administration, technology, insurance, marketing, and issues related to the firm owners including compensation and agreements. Guest presenters will be experts in their particular fields who will share practical experiences in their respective areas.

LAWE 794 Law Review
Course Offerings (2)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21456 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21457 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)

LAWR 518 Lawyering Skills II
Course Offerings (10)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:15 am
Instructor: Tamar Schwartz
CRN: 21481 (section: 3)
Units: 2
See course syllabus for actual class meeting days within thi s schedule.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 35 (approximately 35 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Thursdays: 3:00 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Tamar Schwartz
CRN: 21481 (section: 3)
Units: 2
See course syllabus for actual class meeting days within thi s schedule.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 35 (approximately 35 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 - 2:15 pm
CRN: 21482 (section: 2)
Units: 2
See course syllabus for actual class meeting days within thi s schedule.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 35 (approximately 35 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays: 3:00 - 3:50 pm
CRN: 21482 (section: 2)
Units: 2
See course syllabus for actual class meeting days within thi s schedule.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 35 (approximately 35 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:00 - 11:15 am
Instructor: Rachel Suddarth
CRN: 21483 (section: 1)
Units: 2
See course syllabus for actual class meeting days within thi s schedule.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 35 (approximately 35 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays: 3:00 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Rachel Suddarth
CRN: 21483 (section: 1)
Units: 2
See course syllabus for actual class meeting days within thi s schedule.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 35 (approximately 35 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:00 - 5:15 pm
Instructor: Doron Samuel-Siegel
CRN: 21484 (section: 4)
Units: 2
See course syllabus for actual class meeting days within thi s schedule
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 35 (approximately 35 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays: 4:10 - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Doron Samuel-Siegel
CRN: 21484 (section: 4)
Units: 2
See course syllabus for actual class meeting days within thi s schedule
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 35 (approximately 35 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Instructor: Christopher Corts
CRN: 21490 (section: 5)
Units: 2
See course syllabus for actual class meeting days within thi s schedule.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 35 (approximately 35 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Thursdays: 3:00 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Christopher Corts
CRN: 21490 (section: 5)
Units: 2
See course syllabus for actual class meeting days within thi s schedule.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 35 (approximately 35 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 519 Legislation and Regulation
Course Offerings (3)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:15 am
Instructor: Mary Heen
CRN: 23841 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:15 am
Instructor: Kimberly Robinson
CRN: 23842 (section: 2)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:00 - 11:15 am
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 23843 (section: 3)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 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.

LAWE 673 Licensing and Technology Transfer
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Ian Titley
CRN: 23835 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 13 (approximately 13 seats available)
Description
Will help equip students to manage creatively the impact of intellectual property on personal, business, and public life through contracting. Cases and problems illustrate processes involved in negotiating and formalizing domestic and international licenses in patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Consideration given to issues associated with UCITA, software, music and multimedia licensing, as well as valuing, selling, and monetizing intellectual property assets.

LAWE 652 Local Government Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Fridays: 8:15 - 9:55 am
Instructor: Andrea Erard
CRN: 21392 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Focuses on legal issues in local government law with a practical approach. Covers a variety of topics that are relevant to local government law, except for education law and environmental law. Thorough research skills and the ability to identify and analyze legal issues are critical requirements in this course.

LAWE 762 Medical Malpractice
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Thursdays: 8:15 - 9:55 am
Instructor: Michael Goodman
CRN: 25391 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Meets ULWR.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 32 (approximately 32 seats available)
Description
Liability of physician for injuries arising out of the physician patient relationship. Includes coverage of standard of care, causation, informed consent, intentional torts, and recoverable damages.

LAWE 705 Mergers and Acquisitions
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Thursdays: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Instructor: Steven Haas
CRN: 24723 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 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 649 Mindfulness and the Legal Profession
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Wednesdays: 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Shari Motro
CRN: 25378 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 13 (approximately 13 seats available)
Description
Provides a framework for envisioning a professional identity that is in harmony with our personal, spiritual, and communal values. Using creative writing and mindfulness meditation tools, we revisit our original reasons for pursuing a legal education, reflect on our law school experience and on the law as an intellectual discipline and as a service profession, and articulate aspirations for our future careers. Topical discussions will be geared to seminar participants' specific interests (e.g., past topics included personal injury law, family law, international law, and gender and race relations). Students are required to submit response papers before each class meeting and a final essay.

LAWE 791 Moot Court Competition
Course Offerings (18)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21445 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21446 (section: 2)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21447 (section: 3)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21448 (section: 4)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21449 (section: 5)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21450 (section: 6)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21451 (section: 7)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21452 (section: 8)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21453 (section: 9)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 20 (approximately 20 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 22034 (section: 10)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 22642 (section: 11)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 22650 (section: 12)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 5 (approximately 5 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 22651 (section: 13)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 5 (approximately 5 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 22652 (section: 14)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 5 (approximately 5 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 23292 (section: 15)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 0 (approximately 0 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 23386 (section: 16)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 23387 (section: 17)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 23390 (section: 18)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 0 (approximately 0 seats available)
Description
Law Full Term

LAWE 792 Moot Court Competition
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21454 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
Description
Law Full Term

LAWE 735 National Security Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:40 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 795 Negotiation Competition
Course Offerings (4)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21458 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21459 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 5 (approximately 5 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 22043 (section: 3)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 2 (approximately 2 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 23388 (section: 4)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 0 (approximately 0 seats available)

LAWE 672 Negotiation
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Wednesdays: 3:00 - 4:40 pm
Instructor: Patricia McCullagh
CRN: 25247 (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 787 Patent Preparation and Prosecution
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Thursdays: 4:15 - 5:55 pm
Instructor: John Thomas
CRN: 24708 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 13 (approximately 13 seats available)
Description
Explores the art of drafting a patent application and the subsequent prosecution of the application through the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). Will include some necessary detail with respect to PTO Rules, but will also cover the strategy and reasoning behind various drafting techniques. Directed to students who plan to become patent practitioners as well as those who are simply interested in the process.

LAWR 605 Professional Responsibility
Course Offerings (2)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: James McCauley
CRN: 25361 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays: 11:00 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Jonathan Stubbs
CRN: 25362 (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 611 Real Estate Transfers and Finance
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Carol Brown
CRN: 23923 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)
Description
Surveys modern real estate transactions, such as condominiums, cooperatives, sales and leasebacks, leasehold mortgages, FHA and VA financing, tax consequences, title insurance, construction loan agreements, and shopping center leases.

LAWE 725 Regulating Reproduction
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays: 1:00 - 2:40 pm
Instructor: Meredith Harbach
CRN: 25366 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Meets ULWR.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 13 (approximately 13 seats available)
Description
Study of the interrelationship of legal rules, politics, ideology, and socio-economic realities that shape reproductive rights and justice. Explores the meaning of "reproductive rights" and "reproductive justice," and considers a wide spectrum of related topics, including types of abortion restrictions upheld since Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, access to contraception and reproductive health services, new reproductive technologies, and the U.S. government's role in reproductive rights, among others.

LAWE 656 Remedies
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 9:00 - 9:50 am
Instructor: W. Bryson
CRN: 25371 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 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 (4)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21440 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Restriction: Dept. Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21441 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Restriction: Dept. Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21442 (section: 3)
Units: 3
Restriction: Dept. Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21443 (section: 4)
Units: 4
Restriction: Dept. Approval Required.
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)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21460 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Restriction: Departmental Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21461 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Restriction: Departmental Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21462 (section: 3)
Units: 3
Restriction: Departmental Approval Required.
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 706 Role of Lawyer in Mediation
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: James Phillips
CRN: 23225 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Covers the role of the lawyer in mediation. Designed to provide students with skills necessary to effectively represent their client in the mediation process. Will explore differences between interest-based and positional negotiation. Stages of the mediation process and the role of the mediator will be reviewed. Additional areas that will be addressed include the attorney's ethical obligation to inform clients about dispute resolution options, factors that should be considered in assessing whether a case is appropriate for mediation, preparing for mediation, collaborative problem-solving, and effective strategies in representing clients in the mediation process. Students will engage in a series of mock mediations to develop their advocacy skills and will be introduced to various applications of mediation by the courts, state agencies and private entities.

LAWE 658 Securities Regulation
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 10:00 - 10:50 am
Instructor: William Fisher
CRN: 23830 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Discussion of the theory of disclosure, examination of information that is important to investors ("material" in securities lingo), and investments that fall within the definition of a "security" under federal law. Considers, mandatory disclosure by public companies; antifraud statutes (some of which apply only to public companies and some to both public and private companies); Rule 10b-5 (complete with some insider trading law); the law governing public offerings of securities; the exemptions that permit a company to sell securities outside the elaborate registration process that governs public offerings; and the rules governing re-sales. Focuses exclusively on federal law and its variety (statutes, rules and regulations, court rulings, SEC staff bulletins, no action letters, comment letters, etc.). Also considers selected aspects of enforcement of the securities laws by the SEC, the federal criminal authorities, and private lawsuits.
Prerequisites
Business Associations (LAWE 602)

LAWE 615 Selected Topics in Virginia Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Fridays: 9:00 - 10:40 am
Instructor: Emmeline Reeves
CRN: 25248 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Restriction: Departmental Approval Required.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
A substantive overview of topics heavily tested on the Virginia Bar Exam.

LAWE 730 Spanish Legal Skills
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Instructor: Genoveva Border
CRN: 24711 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Restriction: Departmental Approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 13 (approximately 13 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.

LAWE 690 Sports and the Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays: 8:15 - 9:55 am
Instructor: Vernon Inge
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 699 Technology Practicum: Veterans Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Instructor: David Boelzner
CRN: 25389 (section: 5)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 6 (approximately 6 seats available)
Description
This course introduces students to the law relating to veterans¿ benefits and selected other legal issues affecting veterans. The course also includes a significant technology-based experiential component in which students will use a software platform to explore the potential of automated legal guidance systems. Students will work in teams to create applications that provide guidance on particular legal issues to veterans or to attorneys who help veterans. The course will involve classroom sessions along with collaborative work time outside of class and field research to identify veterans law issues to be addressed by team-created applications. No programming or coding experience is required.

LAWE 699 The Criminal Client Relationship
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays: 4:15 - 5:55 pm
Instructor: David Johnson
CRN: 25106 (section: 3)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 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 768 Trademark and Unfair Competition Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Kristen Osenga
CRN: 25376 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)
Description
Will cover federal and common-law trademark law, trade secrets, and unfair competition. Within the unfair competition section, topics will include interference with contractual relations, trade libel, unfair competition under the Lanham Act, publicity rights, and consumer protection. Will also examine public policies and economic considerations underlying these rules that govern competition within the marketplace. In addition to these basic topics, will cover areas of current interest, such as the application of traditional principles to non traditional media, i.e. the Internet.

LAWE 798 Trial Advocacy Competition
Course Offerings (8)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21464 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21465 (section: 2)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 5 (approximately 5 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21466 (section: 3)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21467 (section: 4)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 21824 (section: 5)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 22035 (section: 6)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 20 (approximately 20 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 22044 (section: 7)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 4 (approximately 4 seats available)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Instructor: Jim Gibson
CRN: 24040 (section: 8)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 5 (approximately 5 seats available)

LAWE 664 Virginia Procedure
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 1:00 - 1:50 pm
Instructor: W. Bryson
CRN: 21394 (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 699 Voting Rights
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Instructor: Henry Chambers
CRN: 25379 (section: 2)
Units: 3
Meets ULWR.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Study of contemporary American voting rights law. Traces the history of voting rights law in the United States; considers how the passage of various Amendments to the United States Constitution and the passage and reauthorizations of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 have affected how voting rights are defined and provided by states; considers how those laws have affected how states distribute political power through redistricting. The remainder of the course will focus on how the development of voting rights law will likely affect the future of voting rights in America.

LAWE 774 Wrongful Conviction Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
January 12, 2015 through April 24, 2015
Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Mary Tate
CRN: 21438 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 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.