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LAWE 784 ABA Regional Mediation Competition
Course Offerings (2)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 22649 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 20 (approximately 20 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 24041 (section: 2)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 5 (approximately 5 seats available)

LAWE 773 Advanced Children's Law Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: Adrienne Volenik
CRN: 23994 (section: 1)
Units: 2
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 748 Advanced Legal Research
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays and Wednesdays: 11:00 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Timothy Coggins
CRN: 21422 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 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 613 Antitrust
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:15 - 9:30 am
Instructor: Anne Marie Cushmac
CRN: 24060 (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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Marla Decker
CRN: 21492 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Meets Law Skills IV requirement.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Stephen Miller
CRN: 23826 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Meets Law Skills IV requirement.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Wednesdays: 6:10 - 7:50 pm
Instructor: Patrick Hanes
CRN: 23827 (section: 3)
Units: 2
Meets Law Skills IV requirement.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Introduces second-year students to essential lawyering skills of trial and appellate advocacy. 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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:45 - 9:50 am
Fridays: 8:40 - 9:50 am
Instructor: David Epstein
CRN: 23212 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 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 717 Bioethics
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: Michael Goodman
CRN: 21419 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Meets Upper Level Writing Requirement
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Seminar with primary focus on bioethical legal issues that confront society today. Among topics to be considered: distinctions, if any, between ethical and legal issues; philosophical models for analyzing bioethical issues, including deontological models (rules and rights), theological models (utilitarian, economic), and models of care; informed consent and autonomy versus utility debate; genetic engineering; shortages of organ supply; termination of life support; quality- of-life issues; beginning care and infants; cost issues, including how much to treat; and the cost of technology versus other societal values.

LAWE 602 Business Associations
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:15 - 11:55 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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Craig Burshem
CRN: 22443 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Instructor: Meredith Harbach
CRN: 23836 (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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:00 - 4:40 pm
Instructor: Julie McConnell
CRN: 23840 (section: 1)
Units: 6
Restricted: Departmental 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 750 Civil Placement Program
Course Offerings (3)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 21423 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Departmental approval required
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 21424 (section: 2)
Units: 6
Departmental approval required
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 21425 (section: 3)
Units: 7
Departmental 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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Instructor: David Frisch
CRN: 23143 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 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 714 Comparative Law: COMPARATIVE LAW
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 9:00 - 9:50 am
Instructor: Claudia Brand
CRN: 23829 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Law Full Term
Introduces and compares several legal traditions, including the civil law, Islamic law and the legal systems of China and Japan. Emphasizing on the civil law tradition, examines shared legal roots in archaic/chtonic and Roman law and their distinct evolution in England, on the continent, and in Asia. Focusing on German law (contracts, tort, property and criminal law), introduces civil law methodology and logic as well as procedure. The final grade will mainly be based on a paper, which the student presents in class.

LAWE 759 Computer Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Instructor: Chris Cotropia
CRN: 22442 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Meets Upper Level Writing Requirement.
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.

LAWE 621 Conflict of Laws
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 9:00 - 9:50 am
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 21503 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 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.

LAWR 503 Constitutional Law
Course Offerings (3)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 10:30 - 11:40 am
Instructor: John Jones
CRN: 21469 (section: 2)
Units: 4
Exam period: May 7, 2013, 8:00 am (Room TBD)
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 - 2:40 pm
Instructor: Kevin Walsh
CRN: 21470 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: May 7, 2013, 8:00 am (Room TBD)
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:50 - 4:30 pm
Instructor: John Pagan
CRN: 21471 (section: 3)
Units: 4
Exam period: May 7, 2013, 8:00 am (Room TBD)
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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Instructor: Ann Hodges
CRN: 24063 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 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 679 Contract Drafting
Course Offerings (6)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Wednesdays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Caroline Jennings
CRN: 21730 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Meets Lawyering Skills IV. Restricted to second year law students during the first week of registration.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
TBDs: 2:12 - 2:12 am
Instructor:
CRN: 22441 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Meets Lawyering Skills IV. Restricted to second year law students during the first week of registration.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays: 8:15 - 9:55 am
Instructor: Connelia Savage
CRN: 22496 (section: 3)
Units: 2
Meets Lawyering Skills IV. Restricted to second year law students during the first week of registration.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Doron Samuel-Siegel
CRN: 22541 (section: 4)
Units: 2
Meets Lawyering Skills IV. Restricted to second year law students during the first week of registration.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
TBDs: 2:12 - 2:12 am
Instructor:
CRN: 22542 (section: 5)
Units: 2
Meets Lawyering Skills IV. Restricted to second year law students during the first week of registration.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Fridays: 8:15 - 9:55 am
Instructor: Katherine Bain
CRN: 23283 (section: 6)
Units: 2
Meets Lawyering Skills IV. Restricted to second year law students during the first week of registration.
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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:00 - 2:40 pm
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 21476 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: May 3, 2013, 8:00 am (Room TBD)
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 1:00 - 2:10 pm
Instructor: Andrew Spalding
CRN: 21477 (section: 2)
Units: 4
Exam period: May 3, 2013, 8:00 am (Room TBD)
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 - 2:40 pm
Instructor: David Frisch
CRN: 21478 (section: 3)
Units: 4
Exam period: May 3, 2013, 8:00 am (Room TBD)
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Basic elements of contract law. Stress on the agreement process, i.e., offer and acceptance, consideration, and substitutes for consideration. Avoidance of contractual obligations, conditions, performance, and breach of contracts are examined, as are discharge of contractual duties and remedies. Third-party beneficiaries, assignments, and illegal contracts may be examined. The Uniform Commercial Code and the Restatement are emphasized throughout.

LAWE 689 Corporate Finance
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:45 - 4:00 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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Instructor: Mary Heen
CRN: 23837 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 0 (approximately 0 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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Instructor: Henry Chambers
CRN: 21472 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: May 10, 2013, 8:00 am (Room TBD)
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Instructor: John Douglass
CRN: 21473 (section: 3)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Instructor: Ronald Bacigal
CRN: 21475 (section: 2)
Units: 3
Exam period: May 10, 2013, 8:00 am (Room TBD)
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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 21426 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Departmental approval required
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 21427 (section: 2)
Units: 6
Departmental approval required
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 21428 (section: 3)
Units: 7
Departmental 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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:20 - 10:35 am
Instructor: John Douglass
CRN: 21379 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Instructor: Ronald Bacigal
CRN: 24064 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 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 755 Education Rights Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:00 - 4:40 pm
Instructor: Adrienne Volenik
CRN: 21432 (section: 1)
Units: 6
Departmental 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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Wednesdays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Joel Eisen
CRN: 22457 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:00 - 4:15 pm
Instructor: Noah Sachs
CRN: 23136 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Meets Lawyering Skills IV
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays: 4:15 - 5:55 pm
Instructor: Timothy Guare
CRN: 21387 (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 734 Ethics and Criminal Litigation
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays: 8:15 - 9:55 am
Instructor: Edward Barnes
CRN: 21674 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Thursdays: 3:00 - 4:40 pm
Instructor: Dale Cecka
CRN: 21677 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Departmental 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. This is a two-semester clinic. Students will enroll for four credits in the fall semester and continue for four credits in the spring semester.

LAWE 707 Family Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 - 2:40 pm
Instructor: STAFF
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 676 First Amendment Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:00 - 3:15 pm
Instructor: John Jones
CRN: 24066 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Wednesdays: 8:15 - 9:55 am
Instructor: Jessica Jones
CRN: 21397 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 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 667 Human Rights Seminar
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays and Wednesdays: 3:00 - 4:15 pm
Instructor: Jonathan Stubbs
CRN: 24070 (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 640 Insurance Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:00 - 1:50 pm
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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 21511 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 21512 (section: 2)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Chris Cotropia
CRN: 21390 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Survey of intellectual property law, including copyright, trademark, patent and other subject matters. Serves as the foundation course for the specialist who wishes to pursue the Intellectual Property certificate, but also a good choice for the generalist who simply wants to learn the basics of intellectual property law.

LAWE 790 Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 22530 (section: 1)
Units: 6
Departmental Approval Required.
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.

LAWE 756 International Business Practice
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays: 4:05 - 6:35 pm
Instructor: William Benos
CRN: 23247 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Departmental 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 670 Interviewing and Counseling
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Thuradays: 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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays: 12:00 - 12:55 pm
Instructor: Wendy Perdue
CRN: 21434 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Departmental approval required
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 15 (approximately 15 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays: 12:00 - 12:55 pm
Instructor: Wendy Perdue
CRN: 21435 (section: 2)
Units: 0
Departmental approval required
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 15 (approximately 15 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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 21429 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Departmental approval required
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 21430 (section: 2)
Units: 6
Departmental approval required
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Bacigal
CRN: 21431 (section: 3)
Units: 7
Departmental 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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays: 4:15 - 5:55 pm
Instructor: James Meath
CRN: 23857 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 21456 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 21457 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)

LAWE 726 Law of Climate Change
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Joel Eisen
CRN: 23859 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Covers the rapidly growing body of judicial, regulatory, and international law on control of greenhouse gases in the U.S. and around the world. Takes an intensive, comparative look at legal developments and the effectiveness of various policy instruments in state, regional, national, and international forums where this evolving body of law is being made.

LAWR 518 Lawyering Skills II
Course Offerings (12)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
CRN: 21479 (section: 11)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Thuradys: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: L. Lindsey Stravitz
CRN: 21480 (section: 9)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays: 4:15 - 5:55 pm
Instructor: Michael Chiffolo
CRN: 21481 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Scott Stovall
CRN: 21482 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Hillary Peet
CRN: 21483 (section: 3)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Sarah Bondurant
CRN: 21484 (section: 4)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
CRN: 21485 (section: 12)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Thursdays: 4:15 - 5:55 pm
Instructor: Andrea Geiger
CRN: 21486 (section: 6)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Stephen van Stempvoort
CRN: 21487 (section: 8)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Wednesdays: 1:00 - 2:40 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Riopelle
CRN: 21488 (section: 10)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Kristin Walinski
CRN: 21489 (section: 7)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: David Boelzner
CRN: 21490 (section: 5)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 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.

LAWE 592 Legal History
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays and Wednesdays: 11:00 - 11:50 am
Instructor: W. Bryson
CRN: 24071 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 0 (approximately 0 seats available)
Description
Explores the history of the common law and the development of Anglo-American legal institutions. Focuses on the evolution of the jury system and the distinction between law and equity.

LAWR 519 Legislation and Regulation
Course Offerings (3)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:15 am
Instructor: Mary Heen
CRN: 23841 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: April 30, 2013, 8:00 am (Room TBD)
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:15 am
Instructor: Kristen Osenga
CRN: 23842 (section: 2)
Units: 3
Exam period: April 30, 2013, 8:00 am (Room TBD)
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Wednesdays and Fridays: 10:00 - 11:15 am
Instructor: Kimberly Robinson
CRN: 23843 (section: 3)
Units: 3
Exam period: April 30, 2013, 8:00 am (Room TBD)
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.

LAWE 673 Licensing and Technology Transfer
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Ian Titley
CRN: 23835 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
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 791 Moot Court Competition
Course Offerings (18)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 21445 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 21446 (section: 2)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 21447 (section: 3)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 21448 (section: 4)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 21449 (section: 5)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 21450 (section: 6)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 21451 (section: 7)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 21452 (section: 8)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 21453 (section: 9)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 20 (approximately 20 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 22034 (section: 10)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 22642 (section: 11)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 22650 (section: 12)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 5 (approximately 5 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 22651 (section: 13)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 5 (approximately 5 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 22652 (section: 14)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 5 (approximately 5 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 23292 (section: 15)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 0 (approximately 0 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 23386 (section: 16)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 23387 (section: 17)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 23390 (section: 18)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 0 (approximately 0 seats available)
Description
Law Full Term

LAWE 795 Negotiation Competition
Course Offerings (4)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 21458 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 21459 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 5 (approximately 5 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 22043 (section: 3)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 2 (approximately 2 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 23388 (section: 4)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 0 (approximately 0 seats available)

LAWE 787 Patent Preparation and Prosecution
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Thursdays: 4:15 - 5:55 pm
Instructor: John Thomas
CRN: 23249 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 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 (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: James McCauley
CRN: 21499 (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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:15 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 780 Research Assistant
Course Offerings (6)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 21440 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Departmental approval required
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 21441 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Departmental approval required
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 21442 (section: 3)
Units: 3
Departmental approval required
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 21443 (section: 4)
Units: 4
Departmental approval required
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 21444 (section: 5)
Units: 1
Departmental approval required
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 1 (approximately 1 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 22552 (section: 6)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
Description
Students may assist professors on the full-time faculty in their scholarly research efforts, either for pay (under the University Work Study Program), or for academic credit, though not for both at the same time. Students may earn up to four hours of academic credit toward their degree requirements by serving as unpaid research assistants. The credit hours may be pass/fail or graded, at the option of the student, and with the permission of the professor. Graded credit hours require a written work product by the student that will enable the professor to determine an appropriate grade. To receive academic credit, the student must work an average of four hours per week throughout the semester, for each hour of academic credit earned. Registration is with permission of the professor and the dean's office. Limit of four semester hours total.

LAWE 796 Research
Course Offerings (3)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 21460 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Departmental approval required
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 21461 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Meets Upper Level Writing Requirement Departmental approval required
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 21462 (section: 3)
Units: 3
Meets Upper Level Writing Requirement 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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays: 5:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Mark Rubin
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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:40 - 11:55 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 769 Selected Issues in European Union Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Robert Murphy
CRN: 21436 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Meets Upper Level Writing Requirement
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Seminar presenting overview of the law of the European Union. Covers both aspects of EU Law: the institutional or "constitutional" aspects and substantive law. In the first portion the roles of the EU's four principal institutions are considered, as are their relations to the governments of the member states and the lawmaking process. This portion provides insights into issues of federalism as understood in this country. The second aspect covered, the substantive law of the EU covers topics including competition, intellectual property, workers' rights, and the monetary union. Topics covered are those thought to be of most relevance to U.S. interests doing business within the EU.

LAWE 699 Selected Topics (ST): REGULATING REPRODUCTION
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Meredith Harbach
CRN: 23831 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Meets upper level writing requirement.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Law Full Term This two-unit seminar aims to develop students¿ understanding of the interrelationship of legal rules, politics, ideology, and socio-economic realities that shape reproductive rights and justice. Students will explore meaning of ¿reproductive rights¿ and ¿reproductive justice,¿ and consider 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. One goal of the course is to broaden students¿ analysis and discussion beyond the traditional boundaries of the ¿pro-choice¿ and ¿pro-life¿ rhetoric. Students will be asked to respect the viewpoints of their peers and encouraged to challenge their own preconceived notions and beliefs by exploring and considering opposing arguments and perspectives. Course materials will include case law, statutes, and law review articles, as well as political and popular media accounts of various issues. Grades will be based on a combination of class participation and completion of interim assignments, as well as satisfactory completion of a final paper, which will satisfy the Upper Level Writing Assignment.
The law school generally offers one course which may be offered only one time. These courses are in an area of special interest to a faculty member. Details are provided in the registration materials. Depending on this particular offering, this course may meet the upper-level writing requirement.

LAWE 699 Selected Topics (ST): EMPLOYMENT LAWYERING
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:15 am
CRN: 23845 (section: 3)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Law Full Term : This team taught course will appeal to students who want to experience a labor and employment lawyer¿s typical caseload. The bulk of the work will consist of completing assignments typical of the practice area. Examples are drafting and/or revising employment policies, drafting employment contracts, and advising clients on how to handle particular problems that have arisen with employees. The assignments will require knowledge of substantive labor and employment law. Some of the law will be covered in class, but students will be expected to find additional relevant law on their own in completing the assignments. This class will not satisfy the upper-level writing requirement, but will help sharpen your legal writing skills and develop practical skills such as advising clients when the law is uncertain and explaining to the law to clients. Grading will be based on assignments given during the semester and class participation. There will be no final exam.
The law school generally offers one course which may be offered only one time. These courses are in an area of special interest to a faculty member. Details are provided in the registration materials. Depending on this particular offering, this course may meet the upper-level writing requirement.

LAWE 699 Selected Topics (ST): HOUSING LAW
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Fridays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Carol Brown
CRN: 23920 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Law Full Term This course will explore a range of topics on the law and policy of housing. We will consider 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. The seminar will conclude with student presentations of seminar papers on related topics. Student performance in the course will be assessed in the following manner: [1] Thesis/Outline/Bibliography, 10%; [2] Draft Paper, 10%; [3] Final Paper, 60%; [4] Presentation , 10%; [5] Class Participation, 10%. For assistance with writing a seminar paper, students should consider reviewing the following book: Eugene Volokh, Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review (3d ed. 2007).
The law school generally offers one course which may be offered only one time. These courses are in an area of special interest to a faculty member. Details are provided in the registration materials. Depending on this particular offering, this course may meet the upper-level writing requirement.

LAWE 699 Selected Topics (ST): ADV CNSTNL LAW:HUMN FREEDM
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 9:00 - 9:50 am
Instructor: Jonathan Stubbs
CRN: 24061 (section: 6)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Law Full Term This one semester, survey course outlines 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, ¿ right to assistance of effective counsel ¿ privacy rights 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 the Articles of Confederation, and the perceived need for a Bill of Rights. In addition, the course considers relevant antebellum Supreme Court jurisprudence as well as attempts to reform the Constitution via the Reconstruction Amendments. The course will have a midterm evaluation and a final examination.
The law school generally offers one course which may be offered only one time. These courses are in an area of special interest to a faculty member. Details are provided in the registration materials. Depending on this particular offering, this course may meet the upper-level writing requirement.

LAWE 699 Selected Topics (ST): BUSINESS LITIGATION PRACTICUM
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:15 am
Instructor: Jessica Erickson
CRN: 24062 (section: 7)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Imagine that you are a new associate at a business litigation firm who has just been assigned your first case. Do you know what to do? If you are like most new associates, you have only a vague idea of how to turn legal theories into the concrete tasks that are central to winning a case. The Business Litigation Practicum is designed to give students hands-on experience with litigation in the business world. The goal of the course is to integrate doctrinal learning with practical skills so that students not only learn legal rules relevant to business litigation but also how to apply these rules in the tasks that lawyers do on a daily basis, from drafting a complaint to creating a discovery plan and evaluating a settlement agreement.
The law school generally offers one course which may be offered only one time. These courses are in an area of special interest to a faculty member. Details are provided in the registration materials. Depending on this particular offering, this course may meet the upper-level writing requirement.

LAWE 699 Selected Topics (ST): EDUCATION LAW & POLICY
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Wednesdays and Fridays: 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Instructor: Kimberly Robinson
CRN: 24065 (section: 8)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Law Full Term
The law school generally offers one course which may be offered only one time. These courses are in an area of special interest to a faculty member. Details are provided in the registration materials. Depending on this particular offering, this course may meet the upper-level writing requirement.

LAWE 699 Selected Topics (ST): INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Instructor: Chiara Giorgetti
CRN: 24068 (section: 10)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
This course 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.
The law school generally offers one course which may be offered only one time. These courses are in an area of special interest to a faculty member. Details are provided in the registration materials. Depending on this particular offering, this course may meet the upper-level writing requirement.

LAWE 699 Selected Topics (ST): AN INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL COURTS AND TRIBUNALS
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays: 2:00 - 3:40 pm
Instructors: Chiara Giorgetti
CRN: 24069 (section: 11)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: (approximately 0 seats available)
Description
This course provides an introduction to existing international courts and tribunals and their jurisdiction. It will first look at courts that have general jurisdiction to hear inter-state disputes (the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, ad hoc bodies). It will then focus on courts and tribunals that have specialized subject-matter jurisdiction. It will first examines courts and tribunals competent to hear international criminal law, including the International Criminal Court, ICTY and ICTR. It will then analyses regional courts and tribunals that hear cases related to human rights abuses. The class will then focus on investment disputes (state/investor) and the principle available fori, including ICSID and NAFTA. Finally, the course will look at some ad hoc tribunals and claims commissions, such as the Iran-US tribunal, the UN Compensation Commission. The course¿s goal is to provide an understanding of the international adjudication system. The course also aims at providing an understanding of the challenges arising from possible competing jurisdictions, both ratione materiae and ratione personae. Paper option.
The law school generally offers one course which may be offered only one time. These courses are in an area of special interest to a faculty member. Details are provided in the registration materials. Depending on this particular offering, this course may meet the upper-level writing requirement.

LAWE 699 Selected Topics (ST): ANTI-BRIBERY LAW IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Wednesdays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Andrew Spalding
CRN: 24072 (section: 12)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: (approximately 0 seats available)
Description
Law Full Term
The law school generally offers one course which may be offered only one time. These courses are in an area of special interest to a faculty member. Details are provided in the registration materials. Depending on this particular offering, this course may meet the upper-level writing requirement.

LAWE 699 Selected Topics (ST): WILLS DRAFTING
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Alberto Lopez
CRN: 24074 (section: 13)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
This course will begin to develop the practical skills necessary to draft an effective will. Anticipated topics range from issues arising in the determination of whether or not a client possesses the mental capacity to draft a will to drafting specific provisions to increase the flexibility of a testator¿s plan for disposition. In addition, some attention may be given to the drafting of trusts given the ever-increasing importance of the trust as an estate planning tool that is often created by the language of a will. At this time, the grade in the course is likely to be based upon a series of exercises/projects associated with the course material.
The law school generally offers one course which may be offered only one time. These courses are in an area of special interest to a faculty member. Details are provided in the registration materials. Depending on this particular offering, this course may meet the upper-level writing requirement.

LAWE 699 Selected Topics (ST): LAW OF CLEAN AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Joel Eisen
CRN: 24518 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: (approximately 0 seats available)
Description
This course explores the challenges and opportunities that come with new policies seeking to promote renewable energy and transition to a low-carbon electricity system. The course will cover attributes of specific types of renewable energy (including wind, solar, and biofuels) and mandates and goals for renewable energy (including renewable portfolio standards and feed-in tariffs); federal, state, and local demand response laws, including their relationship to the Smart Grid; state and federal laws governing the siting and permitting of renewable energy facilities; tax and other incentives for demand response and renewables; ratemaking, wholesale markets and other aspects of the sale of electricity; and financing mechanisms for transactions involving efficiency and renewables. Course assignments are designed to spotlight the broad range of challenges facing investors and developers in clean energy projects, and enhance students¿ lawyering skills in the clean energy field. A specific focus is on renewable energy project development. The centerpiece of this course is drafting a document for a major renewable energy transaction: a ¿power purchase agreement¿ (PPA) for a nonprofit institution that agrees with a third-party developer for it to install a solar energy system on its premises in return for a commitment to purchase the power that the system generates. This assignment is designed to give you practical experience in working with state and federal laws governing renewable energy, and to introduce you to the wide variety of issues that project developers face. Just as importantly, it is designed to provide you with more experience in transactional drafting. The assignment has been developed in close consultation with Richmond-area energy lawyers who specialize in renewable energy transactions, who will provide their real-world perspective on energy law to our students through a guest lecture introducing the assignment. There is no final exam. Grading is based on the drafting assignment, class participation, and a smaller writing assignment (a client memo).
The law school generally offers one course which may be offered only one time. These courses are in an area of special interest to a faculty member. Details are provided in the registration materials. Depending on this particular offering, this course may meet the upper-level writing requirement.

LAWE 699 Selected Topics (ST): INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN LAW PRACTICE
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Fridays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Andrew Winston
CRN: 24549 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: (approximately 0 seats available)
Description
Law Full Term Explores new and emerging technologies that are transforming the practice of law. The course considers the role of technology as a driver of change in the legal industry, and surveys topics including automated document assembly, expert systems, e-discovery and predictive coding, and virtual law firms, among others. Students will work in teams to design software applications to improve delivery of legal services by community legal aid organizations, and to present the applications they develop to the class. Each student will also work individually on a short report and presentation about a particular technology tool and on a brief reflection paper on major technological developments in the legal industry. The presentations, and the technology report, will be prepared from the perspective of making recommendations to decision-makers in a law practice about technology-driven change. No programming or software development experience is required.
The law school generally offers one course which may be offered only one time. These courses are in an area of special interest to a faculty member. Details are provided in the registration materials. Depending on this particular offering, this course may meet the upper-level writing requirement.

LAWE 699 Selected Topics (ST): Cultural Property: Archaelogy, Ethics and Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:30 - 2:45 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Baughan
CRN: 24579 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: (approximately 0 seats available)
Description
Who owns the past? This course explores current issues of archaeological ethics and cultural heritage management. Topics range from the ancient history of looting and appropriation to the illicit antiquities market and site preservation today, and how local and international property and tax laws affect collecting practices. Students will prepare class presentations and research papers to explore these legal and ethical issues through specific case studies, primarily from the Mediterranean region.
The law school generally offers one course which may be offered only one time. These courses are in an area of special interest to a faculty member. Details are provided in the registration materials. Depending on this particular offering, this course may meet the upper-level writing requirement.

LAWE 740 Sexual Orientation and the Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays: 3:00 - 4:40 pm
Instructor: John Pagan
CRN: 24073 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Seminar examines legal rights of lesbians and gay men. Explores concept of sexual orientation and legal system's regulation of life experiences of lesbians and gay men, including sexuality, expressions of identity, public and private employment, same-sex relationships, and parenting.

LAWE 690 Sports and the Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
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 697 Supreme Court Decisionmaking
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays: 1:00 - 2:40 pm
Instructor: Kevin Walsh
CRN: 24398 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Examines the Supreme Court as an institution and the nature of judicial review as an institutional practice. In addition to traditional doctrinal materials, draws on a mix of historical, biographical, and journalistic materials. Topics to be studied include the Court's agenda-setting process, the deliberative and opinion-writing process, the roles of law clerks and the Supreme Court bar, and institutional challenges for the future.

LAWE 768 Trademark and Unfair Competition Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Instructor: Kristen Osenga
CRN: 22456 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 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 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 21464 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 40 (approximately 40 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 21465 (section: 2)
Units: 1
Departmental approval required
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 5 (approximately 5 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 21466 (section: 3)
Units: 1
Departmental approval required
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 21467 (section: 4)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 21824 (section: 5)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 22035 (section: 6)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 20 (approximately 20 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 22044 (section: 7)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 4 (approximately 4 seats available)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 24040 (section: 8)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 5 (approximately 5 seats available)

LAWE 792 Trial or Court Competition
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Instructor: STAFF
CRN: 21454 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)

LAWE 664 Virginia Procedure
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 2:25 - 3:15 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 606 Wills and Trusts
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 1:00 - 1:50 pm
Instructor: Alberto Lopez
CRN: 21380 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 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 774 Wrongful Conviction Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
January 14, 2013 through April 26, 2013
Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Mary Tate
CRN: 21438 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Departmental approval required
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.