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LAWE 607 Administrative Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:40 - 11:55 am
Instructor: Joel Eisen
CRN: 26520 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
The common process by which the law produced by government agencies is produced and challenged. Study of the constitutional limits on bureaucratic power and structure and examination the most important sections of federal and state statutes that impose uniform procedures for the promulgation of regulations and the decision of cases before administrative tribunals. Specific examples from the work of agencies such as environmental protection agencies, industrial and professional licensing boards, labor relations boards, workers' compensation tribunals, and schools. Includes federal and state law. For their grades, students are invited to take a final examination or to produce case notes suitable for law review publication.

LAWE 776 Advanced Clinical Practice: Children
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Instructor: Julie McConnell
CRN: 27731 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Advanced Clinical Practice requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
Description
With faculty permission, students who have completed a clinical experience in Children's Defense may enroll for advanced clinical work in the same field for between two and six credits. Advanced students will take leadership roles in clinic matters and complete a significant project over the course of the semester.
Prerequisites
LAWE 753

LAWE 772 Advanced Clinical Practice: Intellectual Property
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Instructor: Ashley Dobbs
CRN: 27729 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Advanced Clinical Practice requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
Description
With faculty permission, students who have completed a clinical experience in Intellectual Property may enroll for advanced clinical work in the same field for between two and six credits. Advanced students will take leadership roles in clinic matters and complete a significant project over the course of the semester.
Prerequisites
LAWE 790

LAWE 775 Advanced Clinical Practice: Wrongful Conviction
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Instructor: Mary Tate
CRN: 27730 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Advanced Clinical Practice requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
Description
With faculty permission, students who have completed a clinical experience in Wrongful Convictions may enroll for advanced clinical work in the same field for between two and six credits. Advanced students will take leadership roles in clinic matters and complete a significant project over the course of the semester.
Prerequisites
LAWE 774

LAWE 786 Advanced Legal Analysis and Writing
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Fridays: 10:15 - 11:55 am
Instructor: Robin Meier
CRN: 27732 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Adv Legal Analysis & Writing requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 17 (approximately 17 seats available)
Description
Provides students with additional instruction and practice in legal analysis and writing. Course consists of several individual writing assignments and students receive substantial individual assistance during the process of drafting, editing, and completing the assignments.

LAWE 748 Advanced Legal Research
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Wednesdays: 2:10 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Joyce Janto
CRN: 26558 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Explores legal research strategies and resources more comprehensively and in-depth than what is covered during first year as well as an increased emphasis on electronic resources. Review of primary American legal sources in all types of formats plus extensive coverage of legal research in selected subject areas, such as international law, federal taxation, and labor and employment law.

LAWE 632 Advanced Trial Practice
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Thursdays: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Instructor: Carolyn Grady
CRN: 27676 (section: 2)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 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 766 Aging and Disability Law Practicum
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:20 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Leigh Melton
CRN: 27728 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
Description
Examines discrimination, entitlements, ethical issues and comparative law related to the elderly and the disabled. The Practicum, an integrated teaching, research, and community service program, provides health and elder rights representation to underserved communities in cooperation with a medical-legal partnership with the VCU Health System. Topics include legal issues relating to such matters as capacity, guardianship, powers of attorney, Medicare, Medicaid (Medical Assistance), the protective services system, tax law as it applies to the elderly and disabled population, questions relating to options for long term care, and the practical aspects of providing legal services to the elderly and disabled population.

LAWE 613 Antitrust
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 11:00 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Kristen Osenga
CRN: 26521 (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 (2)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Paul Gill
CRN: 27120 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Marla Decker
CRN: 27121 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Introduces second-year students to essential lawyering skills of trial and appellate advocacy. Meets Lawyering Skills IV requirement and is strongly encouraged during the second year.

LAWE 602 Business Associations
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:35 - 4:15 pm
Instructor: David Epstein
CRN: 24059 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Focuses on the law governing corporations, as well as the law of agency, partnerships, and limited liability companies. Discussion will include the choice of business form, distribution of power between managers and owners, fiduciary duties of managers, shareholder voting, and the special problems of close corporations.

LAWE 753 Children's Defense Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Thursdays: 3:00 - 4:40 pm
Instructor: Julie McConnell
CRN: 23840 (section: 1)
Units: 6
Children's Defense Clinic requires departmental approval.
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.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration, and a course in Juvenile Justice is preferred. Contact the professor for details.

LAWE 750 Clinical Placement Program: Civil
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 9:20 pm
Instructor: Margaret Ivey
CRN: 27119 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Civil Placement requires departmental approval, & will be graded as P/F.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Placements are available with non profit lawyers as well as local, state, and federal government lawyers working on civil law matters. Opportunities are offered in the areas of litigation, public policy, legislative advocacy, and regulatory law. Two-hour classroom component required. Graded pass/fail. See director of Clinical Placement Program for more details.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 751 Clinical Placement Program: Criminal
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Wednesdays: 4:30 - 7:50 pm
Instructor: Margaret Ivey
CRN: 21426 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Criminal Placement will be graded as P/F, and requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Placements with state and federal prosecutors and public defenders. Students must have completed the requirements for third year practice certification for all placements. Two-hour classroom component required. Graded pass/fail. See director of Clinical Placement Program for more details.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 746 Clinical Placement Program: In-House
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Wednesdays: 4:30 - 7:50 pm
Instructor: Margaret Ivey
CRN: 27092 (section: 1)
Units: 5
In-House clinical placement will be graded as P/F, and requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
Description
Students placed with national and international corporations. Focuses on topics related to the role of in-house counsel, substantive issues related to the work of in-house counsel, and professionalism issues.

LAWE 752 Clinical Placement Program: Judicial
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Wednesdays: 4:30 - 7:50 pm
Instructor: Margaret Ivey
CRN: 27118 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Judicial Placement requires departmental approval, and will be graded as P/F.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Placements are offered in the chambers of both state and federal judges. Students assume the role of a law clerk. Opportunities are available at both the trial and appellate levels. Two-hour classroom component required. Graded pass/fail. See director of Clinical Placement Program for more details.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 749 Clinical Placement Program: Litigation
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Wednesdays: 4:30 - 7:50 pm
Instructor: Margaret Ivey
CRN: 27093 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Litigation clinical placement will be graded as P/F, and requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 seats available)
Description
Placements that primarily involve litigation. The course focuses on the litigation process, trial techniques, and professionalism.

LAWE 723 Collaborative Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Wednesdays: 4:00 - 5:40 pm
Instructor: Nancy Cook
CRN: 27722 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 17 (approximately 17 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 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 1:55 pm
Instructor: David Frisch
CRN: 27675 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 43 (approximately 43 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 621 Conflict of Laws
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 - 10:15 am
Instructor: W. Williams
CRN: 26525 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Explores the law which applies to parties and transactions involving two or more states, or two or more nations. Emphasis on the variety of choice of law methodologies employed by American courts, including both traditional and modern approaches to choice of law. Also addresses such other issues raised by interstate and international transactions as recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, long-arm jurisdiction, and constitutional limitations on choice of law decisions. Throughout the course, an attempt will be made to offer a comparative look at the way judicial systems of other nations deal with these issues. Assessment: The grade in this course will be based on one final examination, as well as class participation.

LAWE 651 Constitutional Law II: Individual Rights
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:25 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Wesley Campbell
CRN: 27078 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
An exploration of individual rights in the federal constitution, covering the speech, press, and free exercise rights in the First Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms in the Second Amendment, and the rights of equal protection and due process in the Fourteenth Amendment.

LAWR 503 Constitutional Law
Course Offerings (3)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:45 - 4:25 pm
Instructor: Wesley Campbell
CRN: 21469 (section: B)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:30 - 4:10 pm
Instructor: Kevin Walsh
CRN: 21470 (section: A)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 9:15 - 10:25 am
Instructor: Kurt Lash
CRN: 21471 (section: C)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
An introduction to the law of the United States Constitution and to the legal dynamics of constitutional drafting and interpreting. Separation of powers, federalism, economic and social regulation, privileges, and immunities of U.S. citizenship, and the federal civil rights to equal protection and due process are examined from doctrinal and historical perspectives.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 679 Contract Drafting
Course Offerings (4)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Wednesdays: 8:30 - 10:10 am
Instructor: Hina Allauddin
CRN: 22496 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays: 4:00 - 5:40 pm
Instructor: Brian Cannon
CRN: 22541 (section: 3)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:40 am
Instructor: Justin Laughter
CRN: 25983 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Wednesdays: 4:20 - 5:50 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Laliberte
CRN: 26572 (section: 4)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
In this Law Skills IV pilot course, Application of contract law principles to the drafting of contracts through weekly written exercises, drafting assignments, and negotiations. Techniques to draft clear and accurate contracts and to effectively review contracts drafted by others. Several exercises will include ethical considerations in contract drafting. Meets Writing in Practice requirement.

LAWE 788 Copyright Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Roger Skalbeck
CRN: 27683 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
A detailed examination of the law that protects literary, musical, artistic, and other works of authorship, with particular attention to the 1976 federal copyright statute, as amended. Topics include requirements for and scope of copyright protection, ownership and duration of copyright, copyright rights and remedies, fair use, interaction of copyright and digital technologies, the liability of third parties for the copyright infringement of others, and the tension between copyright and other areas of the law, such as free speech, patent, and contract law.

LAWE 619 Core Commercial Law Concepts
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Instructor: David Epstein
CRN: 26524 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Explores the core concepts involved in (1) sales and leases of goods,(2) notes, checks, and electronic forms of payment, (3) credit transactions involving letters of credit and (4) credit transactions involving collateral other than real property. Emphasize principles rather than specific rules.

LAWE 624 Core Legal Concepts
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Thursdays: 2:30 - 5:20 pm
Instructor: Claiborne Flinn
CRN: 27715 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Core Legal Concepts is graded as P/F.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 35 (approximately 35 seats available)
Description
Introduces students to the substantive knowledge, thought process, and writing skills needed for success on the Virginia Bar Exam. The learning methodology will be iterative, consisting of substantive lectures and materials followed by extensive practice-testing and analysis. Begins by reviewing the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) subjects; the majority of the course will then cover heavily-tested Essay Examination subjects. Practice-testing will use actual MBE and Essay Examination questions, and all substantive materials will be written by the instructor. Students will be able to quantify their progress during the semester, both individually and relative to their peers. All students will also meet individually with the instructor to discuss their progress and specific steps they can take to maximize their odds on the Bar Exam. Please note that this course is not remedial; on the contrary, the course will cover a significant amount of substantive information and will be fast-paced, particularly in the second half of the semester. Grading will be Pass/Fail based on timely and complete submission of weekly assignments and regular attendance. Students will be required to complete weekly assignments in order to pass the course.
Prerequisites
Requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 726 Corporate Compliance
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Andrew Spalding
CRN: 27723 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
A rapidly growing and promising practice area, corporate compliance involves the design, implementation, and monitoring of corporate policies and procedures for reducing the risk of violations within a company. Studies the role of compliance officers within the corporate structure and examines a sampling of federal laws that create especially acute compliance challenges, such as anti-corruption, environmental, health care, and employment law. Students will interact with practicing lawyers and compliance professionals to help understand a company's compliance challenges in practical terms.

LAWE 721 Corporate Governance
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Wednesdays: 2:30 - 4:10 pm
Instructor: Da Lin
CRN: 27720 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
An overview of corporate governance today and the frauds that prompted the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ("SOX"), particularly WorldCom and Enron. Includes most of the major SOX reforms and related changes in stock exchange listing standards. Also treats selected topics such as CEO pay, activist investors (such as hedge funds), investments by sovereign foreign wealth funds, and the role of attorneys in corporate governance today. In addition, considers what the recent credit crisis tells us about corporate governance and addresses the increasing role of government as a direct investor in corporations and as a newly empowered regulator of decisions that boards of directors and CEOs used to make by themselves. Reviews reforms derived from the credit crisis, including those in the Dodd-Frank law. Each student must prepare a paper, putting it through two drafts and producing a final that meets all upper level writing requirement criteria. Students take no exam.
Prerequisites
Business Associations (602)

LAWE 623 Corporate Taxation
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:00 - 10:20 am
Instructor: Daniel Schaffa
CRN: 26526 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Introduction to the taxation of corporations and their shareholders, from formation of the corporation to liquidation. Builds on knowledge and skills acquired in the Federal Income Taxation course by examining the tax consequences of corporate events such as formation, capital contributions, distributions, redemptions, stock dividends, and liquidations. In addition, considers substance versus form questions in structuring corporate transactions, choice of business entity issues, the debt/equity distinction, tax shelters, and Congressional and administrative responses to taxpayer behavior. Class discussion focuses on problems designed to develop and test step-by-step understanding of corporate tax fundamentals. There is an examination at the end of the course.
Prerequisites
Federal Income Taxation (LAWE600)

LAWE 604 Criminal Client Relationship
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays: 4:00 - 5:40 pm
Instructor: David Johnson
CRN: 26519 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Designed to educate the student as to the importance of developing positive client relationships in order to fulfill their responsibilities as attorneys and counselors at law. Importance and methods of developing positive relationships with clients will be taught through a combination of lecture, demonstration, small group discussions of hypothetical situations, and participation in mock client interviews. Lectures will include ethical considerations as well as the requirements of the Standards of Practice for Indigent Defense Representation with respect to client communications and relationships. Special attention will be given to the challenges presented by clients with mental health issues and juvenile criminal defendants. The importance of developing and utilizing good interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal, will be highlighted.

LAWE 605 Criminal Law and Psychiatry
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Catherine French
CRN: 27114 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 43 (approximately 43 seats available)
Description
Explores the intersections between criminal law and psychiatry/psychology. Discusses psychiatric diagnoses and the roles of mental health professionals within the criminal justice system, including "evaluator" and "expert." Topics include competency to stand trial, the insanity defense, false confessions, mental health and drug courts, and sex offenses and offenders.

LAWR 506 Criminal Law
Course Offerings (3)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Instructor: John Douglass
CRN: 21472 (section: A)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 43 (approximately 43 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Instructor: John Douglass
CRN: 21473 (section: C)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Instructor: Henry Chambers
CRN: 21475 (section: B)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Sources of criminal law; constitutional limitations on power to create and define crimes; elements of crimes; conduct, mental state, causation; specific offenses, including homicides, sex offenses, larceny and other property offenses; defenses of mistakes, infancy, compulsion, intoxication, insanity; attempt; solicitation; conspiracy; accessoryship.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 603 Criminal Procedure: Investigation
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 1:05 - 1:55 pm
Instructor: Kevin Woodson
CRN: 21379 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 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 700 Entertainment Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays: 4:00 - 5:40 pm
Instructor: Michael McCollum
CRN: 27682 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Issues of law and policy affecting the entertainment industry.

LAWE 620 Environmental Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:40 - 4:55 pm
Instructor: Noah Sachs
CRN: 27708 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 43 (approximately 43 seats available)
Description
Explores how lawyers can contribute to environmental protection through litigation, regulation, and policy advocacy. From Supreme Court decisions to local issues such as water pollution in the James River, examines the interaction of Congress, federal agencies, the states, and the courts in making and enforcing environmental law. Explores the professional roles of environmental lawyers and the perspectives of your potential future clients (environmental groups, government agencies, and businesses). Course coverage includes U.S. climate change policy, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Superfund statute. Course may include guest speakers and/or field trip.

LAWE 633 Estate and Gift Taxation
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Gerald Carter
CRN: 27701 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 43 (approximately 43 seats available)
Description
The nature of the estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes and deal with issues that arise in connection with these taxes, such as valuing assets, calculating the tax, determining when a gift is made, qualifying for the gift tax annual exclusion, and determining which assets are included in the decedent's gross estate. Emphasis will be on general concepts and not on technical details. A previous course in federal income tax is suggested but not required.

LAWE 702 Family Law Procedure
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Richard Campbell
CRN: 27702 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Specialized course in Virginia family law procedure concentrates on actual practice in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Equips the JDR practitioner with the particular procedural aspects of jurisdiction, venue, parties, and appeals in criminal, child support, delinquency, abuse and neglect/foster care and custody cases. Taught by lecture, discussion and practical exercises.

LAWE 636 Federal Courts
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Instructor: Kevin Walsh
CRN: 27710 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Brings together federal civil procedure and federal constitutional law concepts and builds upon them. Deals with the relationship between the federal courts and other institutions of government, particularly Congress, the President, administrative agencies and the states. Includes the study of judicial review, judicial independence, jurisdiction, sovereign immunity, and habeas corpus actions, among several other topics. This class is particularly appropriate for students interested in clerking for a judge, or for students who anticipate a career litigating in federal court.

LAWE 600 Federal Income Taxation
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 9:40 - 10:50 am
Instructor: Hayes Holderness
CRN: 21375 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Introduces students to the principles and policies of federal income taxation. Provides a framework for recognizing and dealing with tax issues and with tax-related strategies or transactions encountered in other legal practice specialties, including a basic understanding of the major theoretical and structural issues posed by an income tax, and the policy considerations involved in resolving those issues; a basic knowledge of the individual income tax treatment of various types of business and personal transactions and events (including taxation of compensation and fringe benefits, the taxation of various types of investment vehicles, debt-financed property transactions, installment sales, issues related to capitalization and cost recovery, timing issues, and selected issues regarding taxation of the family); the skills necessary to apply a complex statute; an understanding of the planning function provided by tax lawyers; the technical grounding necessary for further tax study or research.

LAWE 699 Health Care Policy
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays: 10:15 - 11:55 am
Instructor: Rodney Adams
CRN: 26462 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Explores the intersection of the law and mental health. Topics include historical perspectives, mental illness definitions, civil commitment, criminal responsibility, competency determinations, and the right to refuse psychiatric treatment.

LAWE 760 Housing Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays: 2:05 - 3:45 pm
Instructor: Carol Brown
CRN: 26559 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 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 667 Human Rights Seminar
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Wednesdays and Fridays: 8:45 - 10:00 am
Instructor: Jonathan Stubbs
CRN: 27079 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
A general introduction to international human rights. Issues covered include nature of concept of human rights; origin and development of the International Bill of Rights; thematic procedures available for protection of human rights in the United Nations; standards and methods for international fact finding on human rights; cultural relativity in human rights law; implementation of the International Covenants on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights in the United States; the Inter-American Human Rights Process; and the ability of the United States to impact human rights in Third-World countries

LAWE 781 Immigration Rights Practicum
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays: 1:05 - 2:45 pm
Instructor: Jacob Tingen
CRN: 27081 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Immigration Rights Practicum is graded as pass/fail.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Hands-on experience in immigration law through a combination of doctrinal teaching and representation of actual clients in immigration court. Analysis of and response to an immigration consultation, effective representation of clients in removal proceedings, understanding issues at the intersection of federal immigration law and local law enforcement, and protection of the constitutional rights of immigrants. No third-year practice certificate is required.

LAWE 796 Independent Study
Course Offerings (3)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 27099 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Independent Studies require departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 27100 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Independent Studies require departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 27101 (section: 3)
Units: 3
Independent Studies require departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Independent research on approved selected topics. Topic must be approved in writing prior to registration by the associate dean and by the instructor under whose supervision the research is conducted. Limit of three semester hours total for independent research projects.

LAWE 710 Intellectual Property Drafting
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Michael McCollum
CRN: 27734 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Will focus on developing and refining practical skills, including conducting intellectual property audits, filing domestic and Madrid Protocol applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, trademark examination rules and procedures, conducting opposition proceedings, copyright filings, franchising issues, developing and implementing trade secrets policies and programs for businesses, licensing, and ethics.
Prerequisites
LAWE 641.

LAWE 641 Intellectual Property Fundamentals
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:35 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Chris Cotropia
CRN: 27711 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 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 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:00 - 3:15 pm
Instructor: Ashley Dobbs
CRN: 25958 (section: 1)
Units: 6
Intellectual Property & Transaction Clinic requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
Description
Students represent for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as social entrepreneurs, artists, authors and inventors from a variety of backgrounds. Students will help business startup clients by engaging in business formation counseling. Students provide legal services to clients, including negotiating and drafting contracts, providing corporate legal services and analysis, and facilitating strategic decision-making. Students assist clients in the assessment and potential licensing of a variety of intellectual property rights. The classroom seminar will provide clinic students the opportunity to study and reflect on the theoretical framework and application of related substantive subjects.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 756 International Business Practice
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays: 4:30 - 7:50 pm
Instructor: William Benos
CRN: 27112 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
A hands-on opportunity to develop strategies for Virginia companies seeking to expand their businesses in foreign markets. Students meet with a Virginia business client to define the scope of their project, identify legal issues, research foreign and domestic laws, develop legal strategies, and then present their findings to the client¿s executives and senior management. Law students team with MBA students from a participating business school to prepare international business plans and then co-present their work to the client. The teams prepare and deliver comprehensive presentations of their strategies and the legal issues they have identified as the capstone to their work.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 670 Interviewing and Counseling
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Thursdays: 4:00 - 5:40 pm
Instructor: Jack Burtch
CRN: 21395 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
In-depth analysis of pretrial lawyering skills using interdisciplinary materials. Explores interpersonal relationships, focusing on role of attorney in relation to client, the legal system (including other attorneys), and society. Classroom discussion and development of own skills through weekly audio- and video-taped simulations. Enrollment limited.

LAWE 671 Interviewing, Negotiating, and Counseling
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:45 pm
Instructor: Leigh Melton
CRN: 27104 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Analysis of the relationships between attorney and client, attorney and witness, and attorney and opposing counsel. Examine and practice interviewing skills and explore the role of the attorney as counselor. Theories of decision-making in the lawyer/client relationship and identifying client values. Negotiation theory and techniques for conducting a successful negotiation. Observe and practice interviewing, counseling, and negotiation.

LAWE 653 Introduction to Businesss
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Instructor: Jonathan Whitaker
CRN: 27716 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Intro to Business will meet 1.6.20, 10a-1p, in LAW 114. It is also graded P/F, requiring departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 0 (approximately 0 seats available)
Description
Introduces students to basic business principles and then reinforces this knowledge through application to actual business settings. There are two parts to the course. Part I will be a series of online modules on the business disciplines of Accounting, Finance and Management, where student learning will be evaluated through online assessments. Part II will be five in-person class meetings during the week before the Spring semester, where each day will cover a different business case involving actual firms and the business disciplines of Accounting, Finance and Management. Student learning will be evaluated through a short write-up for each case, verbal participation during class, and a take-home project based on a comprehensive business case. After completing the course, students will have a greater ability to apply their business knowledge in actual business settings.

LAWE 590 Jurisprudence
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Thursdays: 4:00 - 5:40 pm
Instructor: Christopher Corts
CRN: 26517 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Provides an introduction to the field of jurisprudence, the academic discipline devoted to answering the fundamental question: What is law? We will explore the many ways that scholars have attempted to define law and legal systems against a series of related concepts, including morality, authority, power, politics, planning, rationality, coercion, obedience, and violence. Through a series of short written assignments, we will critique the prevailing theories and attempt to construct the elements for an original definition of law.

LAWE 644 Labor Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:30 - 10:45 am
Instructor: Luke Norris
CRN: 27677 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Analysis of origin and scope of National Labor Relations Act and role of the National Labor Relations Board and the courts in interpreting the statute. Focus on right of employees to organize unions, choice of bargaining representative, strikes and picketing, and negotiation and enforcement of collective bargaining agreement.

LAWE 638 Law and Literature
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays: 4:00 - 5:40 pm
Instructor: Tamar Schwartz
CRN: 27083 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Explores the themes rule of law v. equity; law, justice, and morality; the role of narrative; and the role of the lawyer in counseling and advocating for a client by reading literary texts (that may include classic texts, modern texts, graphic novels, etc.) and viewing some films/film excerpts. Variety of genres furthers the exploration of effective communication techniques and the role of narrative in different forms. Classroom discussions are designed to explore justice and the law through fictional stories, challenging students to reflect upon their role as lawyers in our legal system.

LAWR 518 Legal Analysis and Writing II
Course Offerings (5)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Doron Samuel-Siegel
CRN: 21481 (section: 3)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:40 - 11:55 am
Instructor: Laura Webb
CRN: 21482 (section: 5)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Rachel Suddarth
CRN: 21483 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Instructor: Christopher Corts
CRN: 21484 (section: 4)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Tamar Schwartz
CRN: 21490 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Introduces first-year law student to essential lawyering skills including legal analysis, predictive and persuasive writing, and oral communication.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWR 521 Legal Research II
Course Offerings (5)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Fridays: 11:00 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Roger Skalbeck
CRN: 27073 (section: 5)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Fridays: 9:00 - 9:50 am
Instructor: Elizabeth Schiller
CRN: 27074 (section: 4)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays: 1:05 - 1:55 pm
Instructor: Joyce Janto
CRN: 27075 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Fridays: 11:00 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Molly Lentz-Meyer
CRN: 27076 (section: 2)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Fridays: 10:40 - 11:30 am
Instructor: Maureen Moran
CRN: 27077 (section: 3)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Introduces first year law students to the tools used in law practice to find primary and secondary sources of legal authority. Identify and evaluate these tools and sources to enunciate and interpret rules and support legal arguments.

LAWR 519 Legislation and Regulation
Course Offerings (3)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:40 - 3:55 pm
Instructor: Joel Eisen
CRN: 23841 (section: A)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 43 (approximately 43 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 23842 (section: B)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:40 - 3:55 pm
Instructor: Hayes Holderness
CRN: 23843 (section: C)
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.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 705 Mergers and Acquisitions
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Wednesdays: 4:30 - 7:00 pm
Instructor: Steven Haas
CRN: 24723 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 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 735 National Security Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Thursdays: 4:05 - 5:45 pm
Instructor: David Novak
CRN: 27724 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 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 771 Nonprofit Organizations
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays: 4:30 - 7:00 pm
Instructor: Phyllis Katz
CRN: 27090 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Examines the nature, formation, governance and operation of nonprofit organizations. Topics include the law governing nonprofits; the skills necessary to create, operate, and advocate for nonprofit organizations; determining the legal form of the organization; tax exempt status; fundraising (charitable giving, solicitations, legal regulation of such activities); duties and responsibilities of the board of directors; liability of nonprofit organizations; and ethical issues for nonprofits. The class is designed for both law students and business students. Guest speakers from area nonprofits will supplement the readings and discussion. Readings will include case studies, as well as cases and articles from legal and business sources. A field trip to a nonprofit organization may be taken. Class project involves a case study of a nonprofit, advising the nonprofit organization on legal and business issues and where appropriate, assisting the nonprofit in organizing, establishing organizational and operational documents, filing for tax exempt status, and/or creating operational policies. The final grade will be based on class participation, written responses to case studies, and the students' work on the class projects.

LAWE 718 Poverty Law Practicum
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays: 10:00 - 10:50 am
Instructor: Tara Casey
CRN: 27117 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Poverty Law Practicum meets over spring break, 3.9 - 3.13, Monday - Friday, 9a - noon.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
Description
Explores the legal and policy responses to poverty in the United States and addresses how the law shapes the lives of poor people and communities. Special focus upon the Greater Richmond area, examining the extent of poverty, the root causes, and the historical development of social welfare policy. Focuses on the rights-based aspect of poverty law and various policies that attempt to ameliorate poverty.

LAWE 601 Pre-Trial Litigation Skills
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Instructor: Isaac Mcbeth
CRN: 27129 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
Description
Enhances understanding of critical pretrial tools and provides practical experience with using these tools. Course requires drafting a variety of pretrial documents that are frequently used in litigation, such as a complaint, and a pretrial motion. Also provides practice of such skills as interviewing clients and negotiating settlements. Focuses on the correct use of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure but relevant in state court litigation as well.

LAWR 605 Professional Responsibility
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 11:05 - 11:55 am
Instructor: Kevin Woodson
CRN: 27116 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Ethical standards of the legal profession, including judicial ethics and unauthorized practice.

LAWE 734 Professional Responsibility: Criminal Practice
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Cullen Seltzer
CRN: 26554 (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 prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys, including ethical considerations surrounding the discovery process, ethical pleading principles, joint defense agreements, inadvertent disclosures, resolving disputes with clients regarding trial tactics, communicating with clients effectively, and setting and collecting fees. Students will examine these and similar questions by studying case opinions, selected secondary materials, and applicable ABA Model Rules of Professional responsibility, and by participating in weekly discussion.

LAWE 724 Professional Responsibility: Family Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Fridays: 1:05 - 2:45 pm
Instructor: Craig Sampson
CRN: 21674 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Delineates the ethical responsibilities of lawyers in family law cases. Issues related to the lawyer-client relationships: communication and confidentiality; conflicts of interests; controlling the case; ethical tactics; ethical negotiations; mediation; and other ethical duties of the family law practitioner are surveyed. Designed to encourage the study and elevate the standards of those who practice family law. There will be case studies and examples of issues that are presented to the practicing family lawyer on a day-to-day basis. The course will combine theory and practice as it relates to helping to guide the practicing lawyer through the maze of ethical issues that are constantly arising in the family law practice. This course is required for those students seeking the Certificate of Concentration in Family Law.
Prerequisites
Family Law (707).

LAWR 516 Property
Course Offerings (3)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 8:20 - 9:30 am
Instructor: Kristen Osenga
CRN: 25956 (section: A)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 43 (approximately 43 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:30 - 10:10 am
Instructor: Chris Cotropia
CRN: 25957 (section: B)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:10 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Carol Brown
CRN: 25969 (section: C)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Introduction to property laws, with emphasis on the concepts of title and possession of personal and real property; finders and bailments; rights and remedies of the possessor; donative transactions; rights of the bona fide purchaser; historical background of real property law; estates in land; concurrent ownership; conveyancing and future interests after the Statute of Uses; Statute of Frauds; contracts, deeds, and mortgages in the sale of land; recordation and title examination; covenants, easements, and licenses in the use of land.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 660 Regulatory Law Practicum
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Noah Sachs
CRN: 27712 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 17 (approximately 17 seats available)
Description
Practice-oriented exposure to regulatory law and to legal careers working within and against government agencies. Assignments include client counseling, negotiating against the government, multi-stakeholder policy planning, writing and enforcing regulations, complaint drafting, and litigation settlement. Interactive class sessions will be devoted to problems drawn from environmental law, health, financial reform, and other areas. Grading will be based on writing assignments and in-class presentations. There is no final exam. Meets Writing in Practice requirement.

LAWE 656 Remedies
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:15 am
Instructor: W. Bryson
CRN: 26536 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 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 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 27693 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Research Assistants require departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 27694 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Research Assistants require departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 27695 (section: 3)
Units: 3
Research Assistants require departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 27696 (section: 4)
Units: 4
Research Assistants require departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Students may assist professors on the full-time faculty in their scholarly research efforts, either for pay (under the University Work Study Program), or for academic credit, though not for both at the same time. Students may earn up to four hours of academic credit toward their degree requirements by serving as unpaid research assistants. The credit hours may be pass/fail or graded, at the option of the student, and with the permission of the professor. Graded credit hours require a written work product by the student that will enable the professor to determine an appropriate grade. To receive academic credit, the student must work an average of four hours per week throughout the semester, for each hour of academic credit earned. Registration is with permission of the professor and the dean's office. Limit of four semester hours total. Available pass/fail grading only.

LAWE 743 Restorative Justice
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Thursdays: 10:15 - 11:55 am
Instructor: Doron Samuel-Siegel
CRN: 27727 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Methods for responding to conflict or crime in a collaborative manner that prioritizes healing, prevention, and community-based reconciliation. Considers the theory of restorative justice and explore restorative practices in various U.S. contexts including criminal justice (adult and juvenile), educational institutions, and community-based reconciliation in the wake of systematic injustice. Explores the emergent conception of "restorative lawyering" and inquires into the potential role of restorative principles throughout the practice of law. Meets upper-level writing requirement.

LAWE 706 Role of Lawyer in Mediation
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays: 4:30 - 6:10 pm
Instructor: Donita King
CRN: 27719 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 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 675 Sales and Leases
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: David Frisch
CRN: 26541 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Articles 2 (Sales) and 2A (Leases) of the Uniform Commercial Code, including the structure and methodology of the Uniform Commercial Code, as it is reflected in Articles 2 and 2A, and the Code's relationship to, similarities with, and differences from the general law of contract, property and tort.

LAWE 657 Scientific Evidence
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Stephanie Merritt
CRN: 27136 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 43 (approximately 43 seats available)
Description
Technical and legal aspects of scientific aids in the trial of civil and criminal cases. Scientific experts participate as guest lecturers.
Prerequisites
LAWE 599

LAWE 658 Securities Regulation
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:30 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Jessica Erickson
CRN: 27679 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Discussion of the theory of disclosure, examination of information that is important to investors ("material" in securities lingo), and investments that fall within the definition of a "security" under federal law. Considers, mandatory disclosure by public companies; antifraud statutes (some of which apply only to public companies and some to both public and private companies); Rule 10b-5 (complete with some insider trading law); the law governing public offerings of securities; the exemptions that permit a company to sell securities outside the elaborate registration process that governs public offerings; and the rules governing re-sales. Focuses exclusively on federal law and its variety (statutes, rules and regulations, court rulings, SEC staff bulletins, no action letters, comment letters, etc.). Also considers selected aspects of enforcement of the securities laws by the SEC, the federal criminal authorities, and private lawsuits.
Prerequisites
Business Associations (LAWE 602)

LAWE 615 Selected Topics in Virginia Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Fridays: 8:30 - 10:10 am
Instructor: Emmeline Reeves
CRN: 25248 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Selected Topics in Virginia Law requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 18 (approximately 18 seats available)
Description
A substantive overview of topics heavily tested on the Virginia Bar Exam.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 699 Selected Topics
Course Offerings (2)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:40 - 3:55 pm
Instructor: Rebecca Crootof
CRN: 26399 (section: 2)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays: 1:30 - 3:10 pm
Instructor: Luke Norris
CRN: 27131 (section: 4)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Law Full Term

LAWE 740 Sexual Orientation and the Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays: 4:15 - 5:55 pm
Instructor: Donna Price
CRN: 27726 (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 730 Spanish Legal Skills
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:00 - 9:50 am
Instructor: Genoveva Border
CRN: 26553 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Spanish Legal Skills will be graded as P/F, and requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
One semester course learning targeted legal subjects in Spanish. Topics include immigration law, family law, labor law, contract law and criminal law and use materials written by Latin American Professors of Law and notable US attorneys. Lectures delivered in Spanish. Each class will be a combination of an academic presentation and a practical exercise exposing students to the practicalities of dealing with Hispanic clients including cultural differences of the Hispanic population. Students are assessed on a weekly basis by completing exercises which will cover: drafting memos, short essays and client letters in Spanish; preparing presentations for Hispanic audiences attending the pro bono legal clinics at the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; and a final project. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the pro bono legal clinics offered by the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce with the support of leading law firms from Richmond twice a month and may work alongside attorneys interviewing Hispanic clients seeking legal advice on immigration, labor and family matters.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 690 Sports and the Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Thursdays: 8:30 - 10:10 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 635 Taxation of Partnerships and LLCs
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Jon Neal
CRN: 27709 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Nature and formation of a partnership; taxation of partnership income; transactions between related parties; termination of partnership; sale of partnership interest; distribution by partnership; special basis adjustment; and distribution to retiring or deceased partners. Also includes treatment of pass-through entities.
Prerequisites
Federal Income Taxation (600).

LAWE 699 The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments: Ending Slavery, Building Liberty
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:10 - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Kurt Lash
CRN: 25979 (section: 3)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Explores the history and original understanding of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments. The aftermath of the Civil War witnessed the adoption of three revolutionary amendments that transformed the structure of American freedom. The Thirteenth Amendment eradicated slavery along with its badges and incidents. The Fourteenth Amendment established birthright citizenship and announced the nationalized protection of individual liberty. The Fifteenth Amendment guaranteed black males the vote, not only in the South but throughout the United States. Studies original historical documents relating to the adoption and early understanding of all three Amendments and requires a paper exploring an aspect of this critical period in our constitutional history. Meets upper-level writing requirement.

LAWE 669 The Art of the Argument
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Laura Webb
CRN: 27717 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Explores the rhetorical roots of argument, the "five types of argument" described by Wilson Huhn, and the psychology of persuasion. Using client hypotheticals based on labor and employment law, develops the skills needed to craft persuasive arguments in written and oral form. Students will write a persuasive brief and conduct oral argument.

LAWE 697 The Death Penalty
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays: 2:30 - 4:10 pm
Instructor: Corinna Lain
CRN: 27718 (section: 2)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 17 (approximately 17 seats available)
Description
Introduction to one of the most controversial criminal justice issues of our time¿the death penalty. Historical examination of the forces that led to abolition of the death penalty in 1972 and reinstatement in 1976, ushering in the modern death penalty era. Survey of the most prominent issues associated with the death penalty, including its justifications, cost, constitutional regulation, execution methods, housing on death row, and claims of arbitrariness, disproportionate imposition on race and class grounds, inadequate capital defense, and potential for convicting the innocent. Considers the American death penalty from a global perspective to understand the movement toward worldwide abolition and why the United States is or is not a part of it.

LAWE 715 The Prosecution Project
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Thursdays: 4:00 - 5:40 pm
Instructor: John Douglass
CRN: 27094 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
Description
Policy clinic that is a unique collaboration between law students and professional prosecutors through a partnership with the Committee on Justice and Professionalism of the Virginia Association of Commonwealth¿s Attorneys (VACA). Through readings and discussions with experienced prosecutors, judges, police, defense attorneys and others, students are introduced to the professional roles of prosecutors, to their ethical responsibilities, and to the challenges faced by modern prosecutors in seeking to do justice in a rapidly changing environment. Through research and analysis, students assist the VACA Committee in its efforts to study and address issues of importance to prosecutors and the public.

LAWE 768 Trademark Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 27714 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Will cover federal and common-law trademark law, trade secrets, and unfair competition. Within the unfair competition section, topics will include interference with contractual relations, trade libel, unfair competition under the Lanham Act, publicity rights, and consumer protection. Will also examine public policies and economic considerations underlying these rules that govern competition within the marketplace. In addition to these basic topics, will cover areas of current interest, such as the application of traditional principles to non traditional media, i.e. the Internet.

LAWE 793 Trial Competition
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Instructor: Shari Skipper
CRN: 27733 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Trial Competition requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
Description
tudents in this class are selected by the instructors to prepare for and participate in an interscholastic trial competition. Graded pass/fail.
Prerequisites
Departmental approval. LAWE 699 Criminal Trial Practice

LAWM 702 U.S. Legal Research and Writing
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:05 - 1:55 pm
Instructor:
CRN: 27713 (section: 1)
Units: 2
U.S. Legal Research&Writing requires dept approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Develop and practice effective communicate English about legal issues, using the style and analytic approach of U.S. legal discourse. Development of familiarity with the tools and techniques to research issues of U.S. Law. Offered pass/fail.

LAWE 722 Veteran's Law
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Thomas Herthel
CRN: 27721 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Introduction to the administrative law of veterans benefits. Focus on the public policy behind veterans benefits, the practical aspects of filing disability compensation claims with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and appealing the denials of such claims. Analysis of current legislative efforts to reform the veterans benefits system.

LAWE 664 Virginia Procedure
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:10 - 3:25 pm
Instructor: W. Bryson
CRN: 21394 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 43 (approximately 43 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 683 Voting Rights
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:05 - 1:55 pm
Instructor: Henry Chambers
CRN: 27681 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 17 (approximately 17 seats available)
Description
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, analyzes how those laws have affected how states distribute political power through redistricting, and studies how the development of voting rights law will likely affect the future of voting rights in America.

LAWE 606 Wills and Trusts
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:10 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Allison Tait
CRN: 25393 (section: 1)
Units: 4
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 711 Workers Compensation
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Lisa Frisina
CRN: 27086 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
A practical survey of workers' compensation in Virginia. Focuses on providing a substantive overview of the law, combined with projects geared toward teaching students to handle actual workers' compensation cases, from the investigation and filing of a claim through hearing and appeal.

LAWE 774 Wrongful Conviction Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Thursdays: 1:30 - 3:10 pm
Instructor: Mary Tate
CRN: 21438 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Wrongful Conviction clinic requires departmental approval.
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
Description
With supervision from the director of the Institute of Actual Innocence, students will screen, investigate and, when possible, help prepare cases for post-conviction litigation under Virginia's Writs of Actual Innocence. Litigation work is only possible when a case has matured to that level. Students will work in teams. The cases selected for investigation and litigation are those where there is substantial evidence of innocence. Prerequisite: First priority for enrollment goes to students who have completed the Wrongful Conviction Seminar (770). Students who have not completed the seminar must obtain approval to enroll in the clinic.
Prerequisites
First priority for enrollment goes to students who have completed the Wrongful Conviction Seminar (770). Students who have not completed the seminar must obtain approval to enroll in the clinic. This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.