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Course Schedules and Descriptions

List of Courses: Fall 2023

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LAW 695 Academic Success [Details]
LAW 695 Description

This required Academic Success course assists you succeed in law school and the legal profession. This includes three(3) components: Module One - learning how to maximize your learning potential, how to enhance your study techniques and class preparation, outlining, time management; Module Two covers essential law school skills, such as exam preparation and exam writing techniques note-taking, briefing cases, and outlining; Module Three introduces students to the form and substance of the bar exam and course selection, as well as health and wellness in law school and the profession.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 1 View Tu 11 AM-11:55 AM/Room. BLC A Day Jordan Hall
41 1 View W 7:15 PM-8:10 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Jordan Hall
LAWA 620 Access to Justice [Details]
LAWA 620 Description

Equal access to justice for all is a bedrock principle of our democracy but what does that mean? What constitutes equal access? How is justice defined? And how, as a practical matter, can this principle be realized for the vast number of people whose low and moderate incomes prelude their hiring an attorney? This course will explore these and other questions which arise and emerging initiatives designed to assist self-represented (pro-se) litigants, and the responsibility of the courts in access to justice. This will be a seminar style course, limited to 20 students, and will focus in particular on the Massachusetts justice system, including the courts. There will be a heavy emphasis on discussion and guest speakers, as well as opportunities for field trips. Students will be responsible for a final project designed to enhance access to justice. (Credits may be applied toward Public Interest Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View Tu 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC A Eve Christa Douaihy, Dina Fein
LAWA 628 Advanced Criminal Law [Details]
LAWA 628 Description

This course is designed to give students more in-depth examination of the principles governing the criminalization of conduct. To this end, this course will concentrate on categories of offenses and defenses not addressed in-depth or marginally addressed in the First-Year criminal law course. Class discussions will focus on the competing interests and policies, which come into play when society has determined that certain conduct is criminal. This course will also examine to what extent criminal law ought to concern itself with unfair social, racial, and economic disadvantages. Lastly, this course will explore the intersections of law and morality regarding criminal responsibility and understand the nature and bounds of punishment. By the end of this course, students will gain more knowledge and familiarity of substantive criminal law. Identify and scrutinize principles of criminal responsibility and analyze and discuss implications of legal concepts within fact patterns. LAW 505 Criminal Law is a prerequisite course. (Credits may be applied towards the Criminal Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 3 View Tu 6 PM-9 PM/Room. BLC B Eve Bridgette Baldwin
LAW 599 Advanced Legal Analysis I [Details]
LAW 599 Description

This required course will introduce you to the bar exam, review material tested on the bar exam, and teach you important skills in reading, analyzing, and answering bar exam questions. The course uses a learn-by-doing approach. Written homework assignments include multiple choice questions and essay questions. These will be submitted, graded, and returned online before most classes and will then form the basis for class discussion and review. Students will also be assigned online video review. The course will refresh your recollection of selected topics within three of MBE subjects, Contracts, Evidence and Torts. Students will learn how the bar examiners test these topics and will learn how to study and to apply their knowledge to bar exam questions. Students must successfully complete both ALA I and ALA II to graduate. ALA I and ALA II can only be taken your last two semesters before graduation.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 2 View Th 9 AM-10:50 AM/Room. BLC A Day Todd Staples
41 2 View Tu 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Stefan Sjoberg
LAWE-684 Advanced Legal Research in the Age of AI [Details]
LAWE-684 Description

This course offers an in-depth analysis of legal research methods and sources, covering AI and more traditional research methods. Classes will include a combination of lectures, discussions, and research exercises based on real-life and bar exam-tested scenarios. Emphasis is placed on analyzing research choices, evaluating the content and organization of resources, and understanding their appropriate use. If you want to sharpen your knowledge of statutes, regulations, legislative history, and using AI for legal research, this course is for you.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View M,W 6 PM-7:25 PM/Room. BLC B Eve Nicole Hiser
LAWE769 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Survey [Details]
LAWE769 Description

This course will focus on negotiation and other methods of dispute resolution, with emphasis on negotiated settlement, mediation and arbitration. Negotiation theory and alternative tactics and strategies will be examined, with focus on practical skills by way of example and simulated exercises. Various methods of alternative dispute resolution will be discussed in the context of different areas of legal practice and substantive law. Students will participate in both a simulated negotiation and a simulated mediation. In addition, the course will cover the arbitration process from both a substantive law and practical skills standpoint. Students who have taken LAW 609 Negotiation: Strategies & Practice may not enroll in this course. (This is a simulation course and satisfies 2 experiential learning credits.) (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.) Formerly Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 2 View W 4:05 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC C Day Myra Orlen
LAWE652 Appellate Advocacy [Details]
LAWE652 Description

This course provides upper level instruction in appellate brief writing and oral argument. Students in the course will receive intensive instruction in appellate brief-writing, working with a teammate, and appellate oral argument. Students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty about their writing and to receive feedback on their oral argument skills. *First 4 class sessions online for summer session only. Students who are interested in joining one of WNE s moot court teams are encouraged to enroll in Appellate Advocacy.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 2 View W 9:30 AM-11:20 AM/Room. BLC 2 Day Jessica Mahon Scoles
LAWW652 Appellate Advocacy [Details]
LAWW652 Description

This course provides upper level instruction in appellate brief writing and oral argument. Students in the course will receive intensive instruction in appellate brief-writing, working with a teammate, and appellate oral argument. Students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty about their writing and to receive feedback on their oral argument skills. *First 4 class sessions online for summer session only. Students who are interested in joining one of WNE s moot court teams are encouraged to enroll in Appellate Advocacy.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 2 View W 9:30 AM-11:20 AM/Room. BLC 2 Day Jessica Mahon Scoles
LAW 688 Bioethics [Details]
LAW 688 Description

This is a survey course that will cover a variety of bioethics topics through the lenses of law, ethics, medicine, and public policy. Topics may include reproductive technologies and rights, medical decision-making, end of life care, distributive justice topics, and research on human subjects.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View M,W 2:35 PM-4 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Barbara Reich
LAW 551 Business Organizations [Details]
LAW 551 Description

This course focuses on the fundamental conceptual framework of business organizations law including the formation and conduct of business in the agency, partnership, corporate, and limited liability company forms. It provides an introduction to the terminology of business organizations and finance, and transmits some sense of what business lawyers do. It also raises questions of ethics, professional responsibility and critical analysis of numerous aspects of business law.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 3 View M,W 7:35 PM-9 PM/Room. BLC B Eve Rene Reich-Graefe
LAWE788 Child Protection Law Simulation [Details]
LAWE788 Description

This class will focus on what happens when the state becomes involved in family life due to allegations of child abuse and neglect. Central to the class will be the balance between the right of the family to be free of state intervention in child-rearing decisions with the right of the child to be free of neglect and abuse. Writing assignments and class simulations will relate to an individual child protection case that we will track from inception to resolution. Additional topics may include: definitions of child abuse and neglect; special issues in child sexual abuse; and medical neglect, including cases involving parents withhold medical treatment because of their religious beliefs. The course will also cover the potential paths for state intervention, including short and long term foster care, termination of parental rights and adoption. (Credits may be applied toward Public Interest Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 2 View M 9:30 AM-11:20 AM/Room. BLC 2 Day Jeanne Kaiser
LAWW788 Child Protection Law Simulation [Details]
LAWW788 Description

This class will focus on what happens when the state becomes involved in family life due to allegations of child abuse and neglect. Central to the class will be the balance between the right of the family to be free of state intervention in child-rearing decisions with the right of the child to be free of neglect and abuse. Writing assignments and class simulations will relate to an individual child protection case that we will track from inception to resolution. Additional topics may include: definitions of child abuse and neglect; special issues in child sexual abuse; and medical neglect, including cases involving parents withhold medical treatment because of their religious beliefs. The course will also cover the potential paths for state intervention, including short and long term foster care, termination of parental rights and adoption. (Credits may be applied toward Public Interest Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 2 View M 9:30 AM-11:20 AM/Room. BLC 2 Day Jeanne Kaiser
LAW 509 Civil Procedure [Details]
LAW 509 Description

The object of this course is to introduce students to the civil litigation process, including the attendant jurisdictional questions, court organization, and pleadings and rules of practice in state and federal courts. In addition, an analysis of the litigation process is undertaken, with emphasis on discovery, pretrial procedures, trial, judgment, and appellate review of the decision. (Required Course)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 4 View M,W 10:35 AM-11:50 AM/Room. BLC A,
Th 2 PM-3:15 PM/Room. BLC A
Day Jennifer Taub
41 4 View M 7:35 PM-9 PM/Room. BLC 3,
W 6 PM-7:05 PM/Room. BLC 3,
Tu 7:10 PM-8:20 PM/Room. online
Eve Danshera Cords
LAWE965 Contract Drafting [Details]
LAWE965 Description

This objective of this course is to provide students with practical contract drafting skills through the drafting, review and editing of documents used in business transactions. Students will gain an understanding of the business deal process and the techniques of concise and unambiguous drafting to memorialize transactions. The following topics will be addressed: deal timeline; drafting process; document elements; drafting rules and conventions; and document review techniques. The class will be interactive with guest presenters and periodic assignments. (Credits earned in this course can be applied to the Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View M 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 1 Eve Michael Agen
LAW 694 Conveyancing [Details]
LAW 694 Description

This course concerns the legal aspects of the purchase and sale of real estate, beginning with the real estate broker and concluding with the closing process. The course covers in detail the purchase and sale agreement and remedies for the breach of the agreement; title examination and title insurance; property description and deed drafting; RESPA forms and regulation and closing adjustments; the closing process; and ethical considerations in representation of parties in real estate transactions. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View W 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC 2 Eve Jeffrey Knickerbocker
LAW 750 Corporate Finance [Details]
LAW 750 Description

This course will examine the fundamentals of finance and capital structures. The course will start with a focus on financial statement analysis and various measurements of company performance. The course will then explore the factors that influence the capital structuring decisions made by businesses, investors, and lenders.? The course will help students understand mergers, leveraged buyouts, long-term debt, and asset securitization with a focus on the tools necessary for a lawyer to render legal opinions.?Through participation in simulated transactions, students will draft memoranda evaluating the opportunities for a business to raise capital. The work will be based on both legal principles and business considerations. The course will prove useful for students who are interested in transactional work. (Credits may be applied towards the Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View Tu 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC 1 Eve Michael Fenton
LAW 505 Criminal Law [Details]
LAW 505 Description

This course is designed to give students an introduction to the principles governing the criminalization of conduct. To this end, this course will discuss and examine the history and development of common law and statutory crimes and criminal responsibility in the United States. Class discussions will focus on the competing interests and policies, which come into play when society has determined that certain conduct is criminal. We will also discuss the underlying and competing philosophical approaches to answer questions such as what constitutes a crime? Who should be punished and why? And under what circumstances will we excuse or justify conduct, which violates criminal law? Lastly in this course we will explore the intersections of law and morality regarding criminal responsibility. By the end of this course, students should be able to give a workable definition of what constitutes a crime, gain a familiarity with the elements of a crime, identify, and scrutinize principles of criminal responsibility and analyze and discuss implications of legal concepts within specific fact patterns.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 4 View Tu,Th 9:30 AM-10:45 AM/Room. BLC B,
W 1 PM-2:15 PM/Room. BLC B
Day Michelle Assad
LAWE920 Criminal Law Prosecution Clinic & Seminar [Details]
LAWE920 Description

Selected students in the Criminal Prosecution Practicum work as student assistant district attorneys within the Hampden County District Attorney's Office. By court rule, students in the Practicum are authorized to practice in any District Court case, which includes a mix of both misdemeanors and felonies. During the course of the semester, a student attorney will appear in three different sessions of the District Court: the arraignment session (in which students represent the Commonwealth in bail hearings), the motion session (in which students prepare and litigate oppositions to motions to suppress and motions to dismiss) and, ultimately, the trial session (in which a student prepare and litigate jury and jury-waived trials). This practicum allows students to gain substantial exposure over the course of the semester to the entire process of litigating a criminal case. In addition to the fieldwork, there is a classroom component which operates as a combination seminar/simulation. This part of the course is quite intensive for the first three or four weeks of the semester as well as the week prior to the start of classes. Students must attend a two day orientation the week before classes begin; no exceptions will be made to this mandatory orientation. Following this initial training period, the class will meet at a designated time for a two-hour session on a weekly basis for the balance of the semester. Prerequisites: LAW 553 Evidence and LAW 706 Criminal Procedure Investigation or LAW 784 Criminal Procedure Survey. Enrollment is limited to third-year full time and forth-year part time students who have been selected through the clinic application process. No student may maintain outside legal employment while participating in this practicum. All students will be CORI/criminal records checked by the District Attorney's Office. A student is required to be SJC Rule 3:03 eligible. This is a Restricted Withdrawal Course. See Academic Standard Section 204. A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. (Credits may be applied toward Criminal Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 6 View Tu 10 AM-11:50 AM/Room. MTCT Day Mary Hiser
LAW 706 Criminal Procedure: Investigation [Details]
LAW 706 Description

This course examines the constitutional limits on police investigation of suspected crimes. Fair procedure guarantees that individuals will be free from unreasonable invasions of privacy and freedom by enforcement agents of the state. Students will read and critique provisions of the United States Constitution as the United States Supreme Court interprets it. Students will develop an understanding of the search and seizure clause of the Fourth Amendment. Students will analyze the requirements of custodial interrogations and constitutional identifications. Students will also identify legally significant facts applicable to each issue and articulate discussion of cases, including facts and judicial reasoning. Students will successfully convey in writing, in the context of two take home written assignments, their understanding and application of the law covered over the course of the semester.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 3 View Tu,Th 2 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC C Day Bridgette Baldwin
LAWWA644 Domestic Violence [Details]
LAWWA644 Description

This course combines a scholarly and practice-oriented approach to understanding the legal response to domestic violence. Throughout the course, we will focus on the social context of battering, including how the experience of abuse is shaped by gender, race, cultural identity, immigration status, sexual orientation, and disabilities. We will cover the various legal remedies in both civil and criminal contexts and examine their efficacy. These include the role of protective orders in both civil and criminal courts. We will also discuss domestic violence in relation to divorce, child custody, support, visitation, and the child protection matters. Gender violence as a human rights violation, sexual assault law, and the role of the domestic violence movement are also introduced. The focus of this course is to examine current challenges and shortcomings in the legal response to domestic violence, and then consider proposals for alternative strategies for systemic change. (Credits may be applied toward Criminal Law Practice, Gender & Sexuality Law, and Public Interest Practice concentrations.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View Tu 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Beth Lux
LAW 741 Education Law [Details]
LAW 741 Description

This course focuses on the legal issues in K-12 public education.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
05 3 View Tu,Th 11 AM-12:25 PM/Room. BLC 2 Day Kevin Roy
LAWW640 Federal Income Tax Simulation [Details]
LAWW640 Description

This course is designed to provide two-person teams of students with the opportunity to engage in research and writing in the context of solving a tax problem which might arise in everyday tax practice. Each team will be required to prepare a detailed outline of tax issues raised by the problem, three drafts of a memorandum of law to a senior partner and two drafts of a client letter, explaining their analysis, conclusions and recommendations for client action. Students will also be required to keep detailed time sheets. Teams will meet with the instructor at regular, mutually agreed upon times. The course may utilize the tax problem which is the subject of the ABA Section of Taxation Law Student Tax Challenge competition, in which case teams may submit their work product to that competition by the deadline date set by that competition (before the second week of November). Prerequisite: Law 555, Income Tax I. Enrollment is by two-person teams of students and is limited to 8 teams. Enrollment limited to 16 students. This is a simulation course and counts towards the upper level writing requirement. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View - TBA Fred Royal
LAWE797 Federal Litigation PreTrial Phase [Details]
LAWE797 Description

This course is aimed at refining students' written and oral advocacy skills in the pretrial phase of litigaton. In weekly exercises, students will brief and argue typical motions arising prior to trial. The course will also address pretrial strategy, both in preparing pleadings, planning discovery and drafting motions. At the end of the term, students will draft a larger memorandum and present a more extensive oral argument on a motion for summary judgement or to dismiss. The course will require at least four to six hours of preparation for each session. Class attendance is mandatory. Enrollment limited to 14 students. This is a simulation course and satisfies 3 Experiential Learning Credits.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View W 2:45 PM-5:45 PM/Room. MTCT Day Hon. Mastroianni
LAW 691 Food & Drug Law [Details]
LAW 691 Description

This course focuses on the regulation of food and drugs by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The course will examine the basic statutory framework and laws governing the regulation of drugs, medical devices, biologics, cosmetics, dietary supplements, and food, including the FDA's practices, procedures, and enforcement authority. This course will discuss the underlying policies guiding the substantive laws as well as their interaction with other areas of law, such as product liability, intellectual property, environmental regulations, and the medical profession. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View Tu,Th 3:55 PM-5:20 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Stacey Lantagne
LAWEA815 Global Justice Clinic & Seminar [Details]
LAWEA815 Description

Selected students work collaboratively on projects with domestic and international nongovernmental organizations, grass-roots organizations, solidarity networks, attorneys, stakeholders, and other institutions engaging in human rights work, to advance political, economic, social and cultural human rights across borders. Students also attend a weekly seminar. Prerequisites: The clinic is open to students who have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies and who have been selected through the clinic application process. This clinic is a Restricted Withdrawal Course. See Academic Standard Section 204 and the Clinic and Externship materials for the applicable time restrictions and policies. A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. (This course satisfies 6 experiential learning credits.) (Credits may be applied toward International and Comparative Law Practice, Public Interest Practice, and Gender & Sexuality Law concentrations.)Formerly International Human Rights Clinic & Seminar.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 6 View W 9:30 AM-11:20 AM/Room. CLINIC Day Lauren Carasik
LAW 651 Immigration Law [Details]
LAW 651 Description

This course will explore the American immigration system from constitutional, statutory, and policy perspectives. Topics considered include the source and scope of congressional power to regulate immigration, standards and procedures for entry, exclusion, and deportation, illegal migration, and the acquisition and loss of American citizenship. Admission of aliens into the United States will focus on family-sponsored entry, employment-based entry, refugee-based entry, and unlawful entry. (Credits may be applied toward International and Comparative Law Practice and Public Interest Practice concentrations.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 3 View Tu 6 PM-9 PM/Room. BLC 2 Eve Megan Kludt
LAW 555 Income Tax [Details]
LAW 555 Description

A study of the codified law as it relates to the federal taxation of the income of individuals. This course emphasizes the concepts of gross income, taxable income, and deductions. Special emphasis is given to the federal tax policy considerations inherent in resolving tax issues. A survey of selected topics such as the tax consequences of divorce and administrative practice before the Internal Revenue Service and the Tax Court may be included in the course. (Required Course)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View M,W 10:30 AM-11:55 AM/Room. BLC B Day Fred Royal
51 3 View Th 6 PM-9 PM/Room. ONLINE Eve Fred Royal
LAW 927 Intellectual Property Survey [Details]
LAW 927 Description

Intellectual property (IP) is all around us. It shapes our art, music, literature, architecture, film, and popular culture. It informs technology, medicine, and science, setting new trajectories for further innovation. It provides the building blocks of modern commerce, guarding economically valuable knowledge, setting parameters around what intangible assets can be owned and how they can be used, and regulating marks that companies use to build their brand. In so doing, IP draws lines that may seem arbitrary, at least without a proper understanding of legal doctrine and history. This survey provides an overview of four areas of IP law: trade secrets, patents, copyrights, and trademarks. We will also take up the issue of international intellectual property, and the United States' role in the globalization of IP standards. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice Concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View Tu,Th 11 AM-12:25 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Stacey Lantagne
LAW 778 International Business Transactions [Details]
LAW 778 Description

This survey course will consider some of the major private and public law issues involved in international trade and investment. The emphasis of the course will be on the private, transactional aspects of International Business Transactions. In particular, we will examine typical legal arrangements for (i) the international financing and sale of goods (including extensive coverage of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International sales of Goods - CISG), (ii) the nonestablishment forms of foreign investment employed by market participants in order to generate business internationally (including licensing of intellectual property rights, international distributorship contracts, transfer of technology agreement, etc.), and (iii) the foreign direct investment of capital through the establishment of business operations abroad (both within the European Union and China). We will also discuss selected issues crucial to the avoidance and resolution of international business disputes. The pedagogical approach will involve the discussion of problems and the study of judicial and quasijudicial decisions, regulations, statutes, and international agreements. Although Public International Trade Law is not the emphasis of this course, an overview of the structure and operation of both international and regional trade organizations, including the World Trade Organization (WTO) and The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), will also be provided. (Credits may be applied toward International and Comparative Law Practice and Transactional Law Practice concentrations.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View Tu,Th 3:55 PM-5:20 PM/Room. BLC 2 Day Tim Webster
LAWWA792 International Human Rights [Details]
LAWWA792 Description

The international human rights project attempts to apply inalienable, indivisible, interdependent, and universal protections/rights ahead of the dictates of a "sovereign" leader or community. This course asks students to consider the development of those rights (political, economic, and cultural); the context for the application of rights; and the impact on a legal system that historically required the agreement of a sovereign that speaks for a state in an international system. Rights will be considered on a local, national, regional, and international level, including through the United Nations system. (This course counts towards the upper level writing requirement.) (Credits may be applied toward International and Comparative Law Practice and Public Interest Practice concentrations.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View Tu,Th 11 AM-12:25 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Tim Webster
LAWW819 International Law & Digital Technologies [Details]
LAWW819 Description

This course will examine the relationship between international law and digital technologies from a critical international law perspective. This course will deal with several topics at the intersection between international law and digital technology, including: (1) international digital governance; (2) state responsibility and cyber operations; (3) content moderation and international human rights; (4) extremist content and hate speech in online platforms; (5) online political microtargeting and data protection; and (6) technological experimentation and vulnerable communities. Upon completing this course, students will have a nuanced understanding of digital technologies? challenges to international law and legal order. Second, students will develop research and writing skills on the intersection between international law and digital technologies. (Credits may be applied towards the International Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
51 3 View Th 6 PM-9 PM/Room. ONLINE Eve Luman Dirar
LAW 633 Internet Law [Details]
LAW 633 Description

This course will examine how the law is responding to the various challenges posed by the internet. It will look at the application of various sources of law to the internet, including the United Stated Constitution, state and federal statutes, and common law principles, as well as a variety of proposals for new or revised laws to regulate this means of both communication and commerce. The course will examine the differing legal treatment of various participants in the online world including internet service providers vs. creators of online content. Topics to be discussed include sovereignty and jurisdiction over cyberspace, censorship of internet content, online defamation and other forms of tortuous conduct, the regulation of intermediaries such as internet service providers, and the legal status of domain names. The course does not require any technical expertise, but instead will focus on the way in which the legal system responds to the creation of new technology either by reasoning by analogy and applying existing legal principles or by creating new legal categories and regulatory techniques.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View Tu,Th 2 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Luwam Dirar
LAW 500 Introduction to the Law [Details]
LAW 500 Description

Introduction to the Law is a one-credit course required in the first year for all entering students, offered prior to the beginning of the first term, and graded on a pass-fall basis. This class introduces students to the study of law. It is designed to give students the knowledge and skills that will enable them to get the most out of their other first-year courses. The goals of the course include introducing students to the purposes and pedagogy of law school, providing techniques and strategies for learning the law, and providing information on background concepts. Students will gain an understanding of the American legal system, explore the function of case law and how it relates to other sources of the law, and learn to actively engage in case analysis. (Required course) Mon-Thur Aug 21st to Aug 24th

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 1 View Th 9 AM-12:15 PM/Room. BLC A,
M 10:45 AM-3:30 PM/Room. BLC A,
Tu 9 AM-12:30 PM/Room. BLC A,
W 10:15 AM-2:45 PM/Room. BLC A
Day Julie Steiner
41 1 View M 6:15 PM-9:45 PM/Room. BLC A,
W 6 PM-9:30 PM/Room. BLC A,
Tu 6 PM-9:30 PM/Room. BLC A,
Th 6:30 PM-9:30 PM/Room. BLC A
Eve Julie Steiner
LAWE912 Judicial Externship and Seminar [Details]
LAWE912 Description

cannabis. This course takes an in-depth look at

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 4 View Tu 5:05 PM-6 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Laila Atta
LAW 696 Landlord & Tenant [Details]
LAW 696 Description

the history and current evolving approaches to

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View W 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC 1 Eve James Donnelly
LAWWA602 Law and Religion [Details]
LAWWA602 Description

cannabis regulation, including preemption; legal,

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View M 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Montana Martinez
LAWE814 Law Practice Externship and Seminar [Details]
LAWE814 Description

prepare a research paper, make a presentation to

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 4 View Tu 5:05 PM-6 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Laila Atta
LAW 945 Law Review Board [Details]
LAW 945 Description

the class, and actively participate in class

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View M 12:05 PM-1 PM/Room. BLC B Day Tim Webster
LAW 946 Law Review Board [Details]
LAW 946 Description

discussion. Students will work with the professor

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 3 View M 12:05 PM-1 PM/Room. BLC B Day Tim Webster
LAWW950 Law Review Staff [Details]
LAWW950 Description

towards the upper level writing requirement.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View 12:05 PM-1 PM/Room. BLC B Day Tim Webster
LAW 507 Lawyering Skills I [Details]
LAW 507 Description

(Course formerly known as Marijuana Law) (Credits

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 2 View M,W 9:30 AM-10:25 AM/Room. BLC A Day Beth Cohen
11 2 View M,W 2:30 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC A Day Claudia Quintero
03 2 View M,W 9:30 AM-10:25 AM/Room. BLC 1 Day Myra Orlen
05 2 View M,W 9:30 AM-10:25 AM/Room. BLC C Day Claudia Quintero
51 2 View Tu,Th 6 PM-6:55 PM/Room. ONLINE Eve Jessica Mahon Scoles
53 2 View Tu,Th 6 PM-6:55 PM/Room. ONLINE Eve Pat Newcombe
07 2 View M,W 2:30 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC B Day Jessica Mahon Scoles
09 2 View M,W 2:30 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Myra Orlen
LAWE916 Legal Aid Clinic and Seminar [Details]
LAWE916 Description

Selected students work in the office of Community Legal Aid (CLA), a local non-profit organization charged with providing free civil legal services to low-income and elderly persons. Under the supervision of CLA attorneys, students assume primary professional responsibility for actual cases, including client interviews, counseling, casedevelopment, negotiation, and representation of clients in court and administrative proceedings. Students also attend a weekly seminar. Prerequisites: LAW 553 Evidence. Evidence may be taken concurrently with the Clinic. A student is required to be SJC Rule 3:03 eligible. The clinic is open to students who have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies and who have been selected through the clinic application process. This clinic is a Restricted Withdrawal Course. See Academic Standard Section 204 and the Clinic and Externship materials for the applicable time restrictions and policies. A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. (This course satisfies 6 experiential learning credits.)(Formerly Legal Services Clinic and Seminar) (Credits may be applied toward Gender & Sexuality Law and Public Interest Practice concentrations.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 6 View Tu 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC E Day Gordon Shaw
LAWW678 Legal Writing & Analysis [Details]
LAWW678 Description

This limited-enrollment, two-credit course is designed to provide in-depth training in legal reasoning for law school exams, the bar exam, and legal practice. This course is intended to benefit students who wish to improve their legal analysis skills; improve their exam performance; and prepare for bar-related performance exams. The course will encourage students to learn how to apply substantive law in the context of performance tests. This course addresses how to prepare for and take essay and performance exams; prepare a course study outline; synthesize and formulate a rule of law from one or more legal authorities; place a rule in a rule-structure; analyze application of the rule to a set of facts; and organize legal discussion of that analysis. Students will receive guidance and feedback on all written work from the professor about ways to improve their legal reasoning skills. The final grade is based on two performance exams and other small projects, assignments, and quizzes. A significant portion of this elective course content is material that may be tested on the UBE Bar Exam.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
51 2 View Th 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. ONLINE Eve Zac Broughton
LAWE790 Legislation [Details]
LAWE790 Description

This course simulates and explores the modern legislative process. Students will research and draft or revise real and/or mock bills for Congress and state legislatures. They will examine substantive areas of law and public policy in order to propose or respond to amendments. They will also draft testimony and supporting materials including FAQs and 1-pagers to support their proposals. Students will also learn about lobbying, including about reporting requirements. This course will address statutory interpretation, among other topics. (Credits may be applied towards the Public Interest Concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View M,W 4:10 PM-5:35 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Jennifer Levi
LAW 556 Legislative and Administrative Process [Details]
LAW 556 Description

This course will introduce students to statutes and administrative regulations, the foundations of public law and policy. Using the federal system as our model, we will study the allocation of power to all three branches of government: the process by which Congress creates legislation and authorizes administrative agencies to enforce those laws; the process by which those agencies make and enforce regulations pursuant to their statutory mandates; and the role of courts to ensure that agencies have properly interpreted their statutory mandates and followed procedural requirements for promulgating and enforcing regulations. We will also examine the role that lawyers play in terms of advocacy for, implementation of, challenges to, and defense of public policy.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View M,W 10:30 AM-11:55 AM/Room. BLC E Day Erin Buzuvis
LAWE728 Mediation [Details]
LAWE728 Description

This course will provide training in both the theory and methodology of divorce and family mediation and essential mediation skills. The class is interactive, and students will have the opportunity, in almost every class to practice mediation skills. A basic understanding of Massachusetts divorce law and/or entry level family law course is strongly recommended. Some states, by statute or rule of court, set standards for court-based mediators. Massachusetts requires basic mediation training and professional practice under the supervision of a community-based mediation program before practitioners may serve as court-based mediators. This is a basic mediation course that qualifies successful students for an internship or practicum in a community dispute resolution program for supervised practice and for advanced mediation training. Mediators develop their skills through a lifetime of practice. This is the first step. Enrollment limited to 18 students. (This is a simulation course and satisfies 3 experiential learning credits.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 3 View W 6 PM-9 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Devlin Farmer
LAW 822 Personal Injury Law [Details]
LAW 822 Description

In this course we will explore the topic of personal injury litigation. Students will be presented with the legal, practical and ethical considerations that arise in this area of civil litigation. In addition to legal theory, students will gain insight in the day-to-day practice of personal injury law, with the goal of equipping students to join existing firms or create their own personal injury practice. Topics will generally include client advertising, client intake, fee arrangements and maintaining client relationships, investigation of claims, liability insurance coverage(s), pleadings, discovery, electronic discovery, depositions, experts, damages, motion practice, trial strategy, and negotiating settlements. This course will meet once a week, virtually. The grading will be comprised of one or more in-class multiple choice quizzes, and a final open book/open notes 2 hour exam.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
51 2 View Th 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. ONLINE Eve Adam Mandell
LAW 702 Products Liability [Details]
LAW 702 Description

This course presents an analysis and discussion of the American law of products liability. The focus of the course is on the major theories of liability with respect to injuries caused by the use of defective consumer products. We will cover the requirements of each of the major causes of action in product litigation, together with appropriate defenses and damages related to those causes of action.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View M 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC 1 Eve Alex Grant
LAW 575 Professional Responsibility [Details]
LAW 575 Description

This course examines the ethics of lawyering and the various roles of the lawyer. We will discuss the nature and scope of the attorney's responsibilities and obligations to clients, society, the administration of justice, the profession, and the self. It covers legal and ethical standards and aspirations relevant to regulating the conduct of lawyers and the development of professional ethics. (Required Course)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View W 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 1 Eve Deepika Shukla
LAWA630 Race and Law [Details]
LAWA630 Description

This course examines the use of the law both to perpetuate and eradicate racial injustice in the United States. The goals of the course are to achieve an understanding of the role of law in its social context and the use of legal institutions and law as tools for social change, including the responses of American courts and legislatures. This course will examine racial classification in the United States, the historical and legal framework of slavery, race-based citizenship, and immigration issues, segregation, and other issues from the Civil Rights Era to the present. We will examine cases, statutory law, and relevant sources that explore the effect that race and racial inequality have on American law and society. Students will be encouraged to actively participate in class and to share current examples of the effect that issues of race have on the law in the United States. (Credits may be applied toward Criminal Law Practice and Public Interest concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View M,W 1 PM-2:25 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Montana Martinez
LAW 998 Real Estate Survey [Details]
LAW 998 Description

This course covers the real property topics including ownership of real estate, rights in real property, real estate contracts, mortgages and security devices and titles. This is an elective that is highly recommended as preparation for the bar exam. A significant portion of this elective course content is material that may be tested on the UBE Bar Exam. (Credits may be applied towards the Transactional Law Practice Concentraton.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 2 View Th 3:30 PM-5:20 PM/Room. BLC C Day Michael Agen
LAWE944 Small Business Clinic and Seminar [Details]
LAWE944 Description

The Small Business Clinic provides students with the opportunity to handle legal matters for small business clients under the supervision of the professor. Students work on transactional legal matters that are typical in the start-up phase of a business including entity formation, trademark, contract drafting, employment law and regulatory compliance. The goal of the clinic is to expose students to the methodology and mindset of business lawyering. Law students work with the entrepreneurs to identify the legal issues new businesses confront. Clinic students participate in weekly one-on-one meetings with the professor, meetings with clients (often in the evenings) and participation in walk-in legal assistance. The clinical component will involve client interviewing, assessment and intake, along with legal research, drafting, and counseling as the situation requires. In an effort to operate the clinic as close to an actual law firm as possible, students are required to maintain client billing records through use of the clinic's time/document management software. Students are also required to attend a regularly scheduled weekly seminar meeting. Finally, students are expected to attend two full days of a mandatory orientation prior to the start of the semester. Prerequisites: LAW 551 Business Organizations. The clinic is open to students who have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies and who have been selected through the clinic application process. This clinic/externship is a Restricted Withdrawal Course. See Academic Standard Section 204 and the Clinic and Externship materials for the applicable time restrictions and policies A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. (This course satisfies 6 experiential learning credits.) (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 6 View Tu 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 1 Eve Bob Statchen
LAWWA623 Title IX: Sex Discrimination in Education [Details]
LAWWA623 Description

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational institutions receiving federal funds. In the course, students will examine Title IX's applications in the context of athletics, curriculum, single-sex education, sexual harassment, pregnancy and parenting, and employment of teachers and coaches. Students will be invited to analyze and evaluate the statute's efficacy at securing gender equality in education, both in absolute terms and relative to other sources of law such as the federal and state constitution equal protection clauses, and state and local antidiscrimination statutes. Title IX will also serve as a lens through which students will engage with broader topics such as statutory and regulatory interpretation, damages and immunity, feminist legal theory, and cultural studies. (Credits may be applied toward Gender & Sexuality Law concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
51 2 View Th 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. ONLINE Eve Alexa Weyrick
LAW 513 Torts [Details]
LAW 513 Description

This is a course concerning civil liability for harm inflicted on another. Topics studied may include negligent, reckless and intentional acts that inflict harm; defenses to claims of liability; the liability of owners or occupiers of land; and strict liability. (Required Course)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 4 View Th 11 AM-12:15 PM/Room. BLC A,
M 1 PM-2:15 PM/Room. BLC A,
Tu 2 PM-3:15 PM/Room. BLC A
Day Julie Steiner
41 4 View Th 7:10 PM-8:10 PM/Room. ONLINE,
M 6 PM-7:25 PM/Room. BLC 3,
W 8:20 PM-9:25 PM/Room. BLC 3
Eve Barbara Reich
LAWE 777 Transactional Lawyering Seminar [Details]
LAWE 777 Description

This course emphasizes the thought process and legal skills involved in the practice of transactional law. In this simulation course students will be broken up into law firms and will provide legal counsel to a party in a business transction. One half of the class will represent one side of the transaction and the other half will represent the other side. Using a simulated transaction as the reference point, students will acquire an understanding of the lawyer's role in business transactions and will develop an appreciation of the business and legal issues that arise in transactional practice. As part of the simulation students will be required to interview a client, draft deal documents, and negotiate some deal points. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View M,W 2:35 PM-4 PM/Room. BLC 2 Day Eric Gouvin
LAWE-681 Trial Methods [Details]
LAWE-681 Description

This course utilizes a clinical approach to trial advocacy. Emphasis is given to the two complementary abilities necessary for effective trial advocacy - preparation and execution. Students will learn effective methods for analyzing and preparing a case for trial. In addition, students will practice the technical skills necessary to present their side of a case persuasively during a trial, including tactics and strategy in the courtroom, opening statements and closing arguments, examination of witnesses, admission and exclusion of evidence, questions of burden of proof, and preservation of rights on appeal. Prerequisite: LAW 553, Evidence.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View M,W 8 PM-9:25 PM/Room. BLC A Eve Mark Levi
LAW 748 Trusts and Estates [Details]
LAW 748 Description

This course is a study of the inter-vivos and testamentary gratuitous transfer of property, including intestate succession, wills, and trusts. Also discussed are the duties and liability of the fiduciary, the use of charitable donations, and the raising of constructive and resulting trusts. Prerequisite: Law 511 Property A significant portion of this elective course content is material that may be tested on the UBE Bar Exam. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View M,W 4:10 PM-5:35 PM/Room. BLC A Day Valerie Vignaux
LAW 670 Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Survey [Details]
LAW 670 Description

This course will focus primarily on the Uniform Commercial Code, Articles 2 and 9 (sales of goods and secured transactions). It will also provide a very limited overview of the law of negotiable instruments. As a survey course, this course is highly recommended as preparation for the bar exam. Students who have taken Sales (LAW 744) or Secured Transactions (LAW 746) may not enroll in this course. A significant portion of this elective course content is material that may be tested on the UBE Bar Exam. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View M,W 1 PM-2:25 PM/Room. BLC C Day Rene Reich-Graefe
41 3 View M,W 6 PM-7:25 PM/Room. BLC A Eve Eric Gouvin
LAW 611 White Collar Crime [Details]
LAW 611 Description

This course offers an overview of the law of business (white collar) crime. Topics include: individual and corporate responsibility for malfeasance; complicity; conspiracy; mail fraud; public corruption; RICO; securities fraud; perjury and false statements; obstruction of justice; the 5th amendment protections for business speech and documents. (Credits may be applied toward Criminal Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
01 3 View M,W 2:35 PM-4 PM/Room. BLC C Day Jennifer Taub
LAW 749 Workers Compensation [Details]
LAW 749 Description

Since as far back as Ancient Rome and Greece, society has compensated injured workers for work-related accidents. This course analyzes the history and the principles of the system for compensating employees for work-related injuries. This course will provide an understanding of the core concepts of Workers' Compensation law and the mechanics of litigating and defending claims for workers' compensation benefits.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
41 2 View M 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 2 Eve Cheryl Jacques

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