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Course Schedules and Descriptions

List of Courses: Spring 2024

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LAW 777 Academic Enrichment Workshop [Details]
LAW 777 Description

The Academic Success course assists students with study techniques, class preparation, outlining, and exam preparation and exam writing techniques. It also covers essential law school skills, such as note-taking, briefing cases, and outlining. This course is required for those students on Academic Warning as defined in Section 601 of the Academic Standards.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 0 View Tu 11 AM-11:55 AM/Room. BLC A Day Justin Dion
54 0 View Tu 8 PM-8:55 PM/Room. online Eve Justin Dion
LAW 705 Administrative Law [Details]
LAW 705 Description

This course examines the system through which a vast array of governmental power is exercised in the United States: the administrative process. Its focus will be the ways in which private interests are arranged, rearranged, and/or protected in that system against the background of the public interest. The course will address agency powers to gather and utilize information, promulgate regulations, and adjudicate rights and remedies under applicable statutes and regulations. Judicial review of adverse agency action will also be explored. (Credits may be applied toward Public Interest Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
06 3 View M,W 1 PM-2:25 PM/Room. BLC 2 Day Erin Buzuvis
LAW 588 Advanced Legal Analysis II [Details]
LAW 588 Description

This Course builds on the skills and knowledge attained in Advanced Legal Analysis I. It explores topics not covered in Advanced Legal Analysis I, including Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law/Procedure and Property. In addition to this work in new subject matter areas, the course provides continued development of the analytical and writing skills necessary for bar examination success. 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.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
44 2 View Tu 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Stefan Sjoberg
06 2 View Th 9 AM-10:50 AM/Room. BLC B Day Todd Staples
LAWW-684 Advanced Legal Research in the Age of AI [Details]
LAWW-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.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 2 View Tu,Th 2 PM-3:35 PM/Room. BLC 2 Day Nicole Royal
LAWW604 Advertising Law [Details]
LAWW604 Description

This course concerns the regulation of advertising under U.S. federal and state laws. The course will discuss the interaction of the federal statutory false advertising regime as well as Federal Trade Commission regulations, state attorney general actions, and consumer class actions. This course utilizes principles of contracts, torts, intellectual property, consumer protection, professional responsibility, and constitutional law as it tackles issues including contests and sweepstakes, influencer marketing, and artificial intelligence in advertising metrics. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
06 2 View Tu 2 PM-3:50 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Stacey Lantagne
LAW 685 Bankruptcy [Details]
LAW 685 Description

Recommended for those who intend to practice commercial law of any type, or intend to have a general practice, including business litigation. This course constitutes an overview of primarily the consumer chapters of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Students are exposed to the perspectives of both debtors and creditors in the bankruptcy liquidation and reorganization process. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
46 2 View M 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC B Eve Elizabeth Katz
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.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
06 3 View M,W 1 PM-2:25 PM/Room. BLC A Day Jennifer Taub
LAWE724 Business Succession Planning [Details]
LAWE724 Description

This course will consider that issues that owners of closely held businesses face in the operation and disposition of their business interests.The course will consider the operational and transfer problems for unrelated business owners as well as the operational and transfer problems for family owned businesses.Areas of study will include buy/sell agreements, life insurance, and alternative methods of succession.Note: This course was formerly called Business & Estate Planning/Closely-Held Business Entities. Prerequisite: LAW 551 Business Organizaitons. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
56 3 View Th 6 PM-9 PM/Room. online Eve Fred Royal
LAWW724 Business Succession Planning [Details]
LAWW724 Description

This course will consider that issues that owners of closely held businesses face in the operation and disposition of their business interests.The course will consider the operational and transfer problems for unrelated business owners as well as the operational and transfer problems for family owned businesses.Areas of study will include buy/sell agreements, life insurance, and alternative methods of succession.Note: This course was formerly called Business & Estate Planning/Closely-Held Business Entities. Prerequisite: LAW 551 Business Organizaitons. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
56 3 View Th 6 PM-9 PM/Room. online Eve Fred Royal
LAWWA-676 Cannabis Law & Policy [Details]
LAWWA-676 Description

This course will focus on how society has historically, and is currently, regulating cannabis. This course takes an in-depth look at the history and current evolving approaches to cannabis regulation, including preemption; legal, professional and business ethics; and enforcement policy. Students enrolling in the seminar must prepare a research paper, make a presentation to the class, and actively participate in class discussion. Students will work with the professor to select a topic for the research paper, which can be drawn from topics covered in class or another topic of interest to the student and acceptable to the professor. This course counts towards the upper level writing requirement. (Course formerly known as Marijuana Law) (Credits may be applied toward Public Interest Practice and Transactional Law Practice concentrations.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 3 View Tu,Th 2 PM-3:35 PM/Room. BLC 2 Day Julie Royal
LAWWA676 Cannabis Law & Policy [Details]
LAWWA676 Description

This course will focus on how society has historically, and is currently, regulating cannabis. This course takes an in-depth look at the history and current evolving approaches to cannibis regulation, including preemption; legal, professional and business ethics; and enforcement policy. Students enrolling in the seminar must prepare a research paper, make a presentation to the class, and actively participate in class discussion. Students will work with the professor to select a topic for the research paper, which can be drawn from topics covered in class or another topic of interest to the student and acceptable to the professor. (Credits may be applied towards the Public Interest Practice and Transactional Law Practice Concentrations.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
56 3 View Th 6 PM-9 PM/Room. online Eve Julie Steiner
LAWE612 Client Interview, Counsel. & Legal Adv. Skills [Details]
LAWE612 Description

In this course, students will hone practical skills needed for effective legal advocacy. Just knowing the law is not enough to achieve most clients' goals. Through weekly seminars and on-your-feet case simulations, participants will develp foundational practice skills including: client interviewing and counseling, factual investigation, strategic litigation planning, negotiation, and trial advocacy.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
06 2 View Th 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Leigh Woodruff
LAWWA601 Comparative Equality Law [Details]
LAWWA601 Description

By now, most states agree that the people, or at least citizens, enjoy equality before the law. How jurisdictions conceive of difference, create remedial mechanisms to address difference, and implement those mechanisms vary widely across the world. This class examines the material conditions of difference (race, gender, indigeneity, religion, sexuality, caste, etc.), legislation at domestic and international levels, and law's impact on eradicating discrimination, overcoming difference, redistributing social goods, and ensuring equality. We will read case law, legislation, and equality strategies from Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, US, UK, and leading opinions from the major international human rights tribunals: ECHR, UNHRC, IACHR. Students will develop insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the US equality models, what international law can and cannot do, and the limits on law more generally. (Credits may be applied toward International and Comparative Law Practice Concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
06 2 View M 4:05 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Tim Webster
LAW 501 Constitutional Law [Details]
LAW 501 Description

This course is a study of the allocation of governmental authority and the limitations on that authority as defined by the Constitution of the United States. The course will deal with the problems of defining the scope of federal power, the relationship between the federal government and the states, the scope of state authority, and the rights of individuals with an emphasis on those rights guaranteed by the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Constitution. (Required Course)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
06 4 View Tu,Th 9:30 AM-10:45 AM/Room. BLC A,
M 10:35 AM-11:50 AM/Room. BLC A
Day Montana Martinez
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.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
06 2 View W 2:30 PM-4:20 PM/Room. BLC 2 Day Luwam Dirar
LAW 503 Contracts [Details]
LAW 503 Description

This course introduces students to the law governing legally enforceable agreements with a focus on the rights and duties of contracting parties. In focusing on how promissory relationships are created by the parties, the course emphasizes how these relationships are interpreted, limited, discharged, breached, and enforced. The course also addresses the ethical and equitable considerations affecting the contracting parties. (Required course.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
56 4 View Tu,Th 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. online Eve Stacey Lantagne
06 4 View Tu,Th 2 PM-3:15 PM/Room. BLC B,
W 10:35 AM-11:50 AM/Room. BLC B
Day Luwam Dirar
LAWE922 Criminal Defense Practicum & Sem [Details]
LAWE922 Description

Students in the Criminal Defense Practicum work as student defense attorneys at the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) within the Hampden County District Courts. 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 may appear in many different sessions of the District Court: the arraignment session (in which students represent indigent defendants in bail hearings), the motion session (in which students prepare and litigate pre-trial motions), the violation of probation session and, ultimately, the trial session (in which a student prepares and litigate jury and jury-waived trials.) This clinic 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. 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 4 third-year full time and fourth-year part time students who have been selected through the clinic application process. A student is required to be SJC Rule 3:03 eligible. 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. (Credist may be applied to the Criminal Law Practice Concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
06 6 View W 9:30 AM-11:20 AM/Room. MTCT Day Tracy Magdalene
LAWEA817 Criminal Immigration Simulation [Details]
LAWEA817 Description

This course will examine the laws and policies that create immigration consequences for criminal arrests and convictions (commonly known as "Crim-Imm"). Students will learn to analyze criminal statutes in the context of deportability, eligibility for lawful status, and detention. Students will gain practice-oriented perspectives, including the obligations of defense attorneys to advise their clients and the roles of judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement agencies. We will also examine the cooperation between local, state, and federal mass incarceration systems with federal immigration agencies. This course is highly recommended for students interested in pursuing careers in direct legal services, such as criminal defense, prosecution, and immigration representation and is also useful for clerkships and careers in the federal government. (This course counts towards the Public Interest Law Practice Concentrations and the Criminal Law Practice Concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
06 2 View Th 2 PM-3:50 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Michelle Assad
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.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
46 4 View M,W 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC A Eve Bridgette Baldwin
LAW 784 Criminal Procedure Survey [Details]
LAW 784 Description

In this course, we will explore the constitutional rules that control the behavior of police officers when they investigate crime and prosecute criminal defendants. Specifically, this course will survey the impact of the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments on police investigations and also analyze the ways in which constitutional guarantees of due process, equal protection, and trial by jury impact criminal prosecutions. To this end, this course will provide an overview of criminal procedure issues arising during police investigation, arrest, prosecution, trial and post-conviction NOTE: Students who take this course may NOT also take either Criminal Adjudication or Criminal Investigation. Although this course will touch on some of the topics in Criminal Procedure: Investigation and Criminal Procedure: Adjudication, not all of these subject areas will be reviewed. For this reason, this course is intended for students who do not intend to practice Criminal Law, but want an introduction to criminal procedure. Students planning to practice criminal law or who have a significant interest in the field should consider taking both the Criminal Procedure: Investigation and Criminal Procedure: Adjudication courses, which together provide a more in-depth study of criminal procedure law.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
46 3 View M,W 6 PM-7:25 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Mary Hiser
LAWWA631 Critical Race Theory [Details]
LAWWA631 Description

(CRT) examines how the social category of race is defined and produced by the law but also how race shapes and gives meaning to the law. CRT challenges both the substance and style of conventional legal scholarship by rethinking or outright rejecting formal notions of equality, individual rights and color-blind approaches to solving legal problems. By deploying both controversial and innovative methodologies, Critical Race scholarship has transformed how we understand the relationship between race, social power, and the law. This course will discuss the origins and major tenets of Critical Race Theory, examine the development of Critical Race Theory as a significant paradigm of legal scholarship and advocacy, and outline its connection to Critical Legal Studies, Feminist Jurisprudence, and Queer Theory. (Credits may be applied towards Criminal Law Practice, Public Interest Practice and Gender & Sexuality Law Concentrations.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
46 2 View W 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Bridgette Baldwin
LAW 776 Cybercrime [Details]
LAW 776 Description

In this course, the students will explore how our current age of information and technology offers new challenges to the existing framework of not only criminal law, but also criminal procedure, particularly within the investigative arm of the Fourth Amendment. We will discuss the use of digital evidence in criminal cases and offer a broader framework of digital evidence within the context of the Fourth Amendment. Key questions include: How has the age of information and technology spawned new types of crimes? What new techniques and practices are required to identify cybercriminal activity? How are law enforcement agencies responding to the dangers that cybercrimes create? This course will explore a range of central issues from deciphering the existence of a person s reasonable expectation of privacy in cyberspace to how law enforcement techniques are shifting from traditional mechanisms of crime control to new regulatory rules, including the use of technology. (This course counts towards the Criminal Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
56 2 View Th 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. online Eve Colleen Monroe
LAW-616 Employee Benefits Law [Details]
LAW-616 Description

Employee benefits issues are a part of the everyday practice of law. This course provides a historical background of Employee Benefits Law and the regulation of Employee Benefit Plans, including ERISA, as well as a brief review of Federalism and Preemption of State Law. This survey course will explore current employee benefits law and public policy issues, federal tax policy, and employee benefit plans, as well as the scope and cost of Retirement and Health Care Plan Coverage in the United States.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 2 View W 4:05 PM-5:55 PM/Room. MTCT Day Donna-Rae O'Brien
LAWA674 Employment Discrimination [Details]
LAWA674 Description

This course concerns discrimination in the workplace, with emphasis on different theories of discrimination and the application of those theories in a variety of settings. The primary focus is on the text and interpretation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended in 1991. Other areas studied may include the Age Discrimination Act of 1967, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. (Credits may be applied toward Public Interest Practice Concentration and Gender and Sexuality Law Concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
46 2 View M 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Meaghan Murphy
LAWA794 Employment Law in Capitalist America [Details]
LAWA794 Description

This course provides a foundational survey of key state and federal laws that protect employee rights and employer interests in the workplace.After beginning with a discussion of the various legal paradigms implicit in workplace regulation, the course is organized around five themes: (1)The Rise and Questionable Fall of At-Will Employment; (2) Job Security, Employee Mobility & Workplace Freedom; (3) Wage and HourLegislation; (4) The Laws Governing Workplace Accidents and Safety, and (5) Private Dispute Resolution and Arbitration in the Workplace. Thecourse will address these themes in the context of a globalized labor market, the safety net protecting the low-wage workforce, non-standardwork arrangements, and the impact of web-based communications in the workplace. For questionable pedagogical reasons, "employment law" isusually separated from the study of "labor law." and from "employment discrimination law." Consequently, by design the course does not cover ingreat depth the National Labor Relations Act public sector labor law, or the laws protecting workers from status-based discrimination (e.g. TitleVII of the Civil Rights Act the Americans with Disabilities Act). However, the course does introduce these laws and the legal rules governing theright to form unions and collectively bargain as well as the protections afforded to employees because of discrimination based on race, gender,disability, sexual orientation, etc. The readings are inevitably somewhat eclectic and the structure of this course attempts to grapple with whatare truly academic distinctions separating one area of workplace law from another because employers and employees routinely grapple withworkplace disputes that arise under a complex web of interrelated and sometimes conflicting legal rules. There is a final exam in this course.(Credits may be applied toward Public Interest Practice concentration and Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
06 3 View M,W 4:25 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC C Day Harris Freeman
LAWW959 End of Life Law and Ethics [Details]
LAWW959 Description

This course explores topics in end of life law in more depth and builds on concepts learned in Bioethics & Law. Topics include right to refuse treatment, informed consent, surrogate decision-making, physician aid in dying, withdrawal of life-supportive therapies, and end of life care dispute resolution. The course begins with coverage of key legal and ethical concepts in end of life law and will also emphasize the complex interplay between law, ethics, and the provision of medical care. Activities for the course include mock Ethics Committee meetings, client interviewing and counseling, completion of advance care planning documents, student-led discussion, and a substantial original research paper on a topic approved by the instructor.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 2 View M 4:05 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Barbara Reich
LAWE973 Family Law Mediation Clinic & Seminar [Details]
LAWE973 Description

development of professional ethics. (Required

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 3 View Th 2 PM-2:55 PM/Room. TBA Day Oran Kaufman
LAWW737 Federal Civil Rights Litigation [Details]
LAWW737 Description

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
44 2 View M 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC E Eve Maggie Solis
LAWW716 First Amendment Rights [Details]
LAWW716 Description

This course is a basic introduction to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, focusing on the free speech and free press guarantees. Among the topics to be studied are the special problems of particular kinds of speech, including advocacy of violence as a political tool for change, libel, obscenity, hate speech, commercial speech, and symbolic speech, such as flag burning. The course will also address particular techniques employed by the government to censor speech, such as prior restraints, time, place, and manner restrictions on speech , and access to public streets and parks to exercise rights of expression. If time allows, the course may also address two regligion clauses of the First Amendment. (Credits may be applied toward Public Interest Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 2 View Th 2 PM-3:50 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Montana Martinez
LAW 629 Gender and the Law [Details]
LAW 629 Description

This course examines issues of gender in the law from the standpoint of feminist legal jurisprudence, particularly the way it is affected by and constructs gender in our society. Topics may include the law of sexual harassment, sexual autonomy and reproductive choice, workplace discrimination, legal regulation of welfare and low-income women, and the way in which a legal definition of sex (or the lack of it) influences law and social policy. (Credits may be applied toward Gender & Sexuality Law and Public Interest Practice concentrations.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 3 View M,W 2:35 PM-4 PM/Room. BLC F Day Jennifer Levi
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. (Credits may be applied toward International and Comparative Law Practice, Public Interest Practice, and Gender & Sexuality Law concentrations.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 6 View W 9:30 AM-11:20 AM/Room. CLINIC Day Lauren Carasik
LAW 712 Insurance Law [Details]
LAW 712 Description

This course provides students with a working knowledge of fundamental legal priniciples concerning insurance policy and coverage issues. Legal issues regarding the regulation, and underwriting of insurance will be reviewed as well as claims handling, good and bad faith, and punitive damages. The course will also examine life, disability, property and casualty, automobile, health, and various professional liability insurance coverage issues. At the conclusion of this course the student should have a basic understanding of how insurance coverage in general is created, regulated, interpreted, applied, and enforced, as well as the application of basic principles to several different types of insurance coverage. (Credits earned in this course can be applied towards the Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
44 2 View M 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Ryan McLane
LAW 502 Intro to the Legal Profession [Details]
LAW 502 Description

Introduction to the Legal Profession is a one-credit required course for all first year students, offered prior to the beginning of the second term. This skills course is designed to introduce students to aspects of legal practice through a simulated client representation. The goals of the course include helping students develop an understanding of the importance of professionalism, legal ethics, and competency and to provide opportunities for students to engage in hands-on lawyering skills. The class is graded pass/fail. (Required course) Mon - Thurs Jan 8th - Jan 11th

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
46 1 View M,Tu,W,Th 6 PM-9:25 PM/Room. BLC 3 Eve Hon O'Grady
06 1 View M,Tu,W,Th 1 PM-4:25 PM/Room. BLC A Day Hon O'Grady
LAWE912 Judicial Externship and Seminar [Details]
LAWE912 Description

historically, and is currently, regulating

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
44 4 View Tu 5:05 PM-6 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Laila Atta
LAWWA642 Law and Social Change [Details]
LAWWA642 Description

professional and business ethics; and enforcement

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 2 View W 4:05 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Claudia Quintero
LAWE814 Law Practice Externship and Seminar [Details]
LAWE814 Description

policy. Students enrolling in the seminar must

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
44 4 View Tu 5:05 PM-6 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Laila Atta
LAW 966 Law Review Board 1CR SP [Details]
LAW 966 Description

to select a topic for the research paper, which

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
44 1 View M 12:05 PM-1 PM/Room. BLC B Day Tim Webster
LAW 967 Law Review Board 2CR SP [Details]
LAW 967 Description

can be drawn from topics covered in class or

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
44 2 View M 12:05 PM-1 PM/Room. BLC B Day Tim Webster
LAW 968 Law Review Board 3CR SP [Details]
LAW 968 Description

another topic of interest to the student and

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
44 3 View M 12:05 PM-1 PM/Room. BLC B Day Tim Webster
LAWW830 Law Review Staff [Details]
LAWW830 Description

acceptable to the professor. This course counts

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
44 1 View M 12:05 PM-1 PM/Room. BLC B Day Tim Webster
LAW 508 Lawyering Skills II [Details]
LAW 508 Description

Lawyering Skills II is a required first-year course designed to introduce students to the essential problem-solving and communication skills of the legal profession. The legal research and writing faculty work closely with students in smaller classroom settings to introduce techniques of legal analysis, the basic sources and processes of legal research, and the principles of legal writing and oral advocacy. Through a series of assignments of increasing complexity, students learn how to analyze legal problems, research legal issues, frame legal arguments, and gain experience in drafting the major forms of predictive and persuasive legal writing. During the second semester, in Lawyering Skills II, students will focus on the role of lawyer as an advocate by focusing on persuasive writing and drafting. In this context, students will assume the role and professional obligations of a lawyer by drafting legal arguments and documents on behalf of clients. Students will write a trial brief and argue a dispositive motion in a trial court simulation. Students will continue to receive individualized feedback throughout the semester. (required course; graded; two-credits) (prerequisite: successful completion of Lawyering Skills I)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
26 2 View M,W 9:30 AM-10:25 AM/Room. BLC A Day Beth Cohen
28 2 View M,W 9:30 AM-10:25 AM/Room. BLC 1 Day Harris Freeman
30 2 View M,W 9:30 AM-10:25 AM/Room. BLC C Day Claudia Quintero
32 2 View M,W 2:30 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC B Day Jessica Mahon Scoles
34 2 View M,W 2:30 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Harris Freeman
36 2 View M,W 2:30 PM-3:25 PM/Room. BLC A Day Claudia Quintero
48 2 View M,W 8 PM-8:55 PM/Room. BLC 1 Eve Jessica Mahon Scoles
50 2 View M,W 8 PM-8:55 PM/Room. BLC 2 Eve Pat Newcombe
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. (Formerly Legal Services Clinic and Seminar) (Credits may be applied toward Gender & Sexuality Law and Public Interest Practice concentrations.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 6 View Tu 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC E Day Gordon Shaw
LAWW679 Legal Writing & Analysis II [Details]
LAWW679 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. Legal Writing and Analysis I is not a prerequisite to this course. The courses share the same learning outcomes but use different assignments. A student may take either of these courses or both in any sequence. 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.
04 2 View Tu 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC A Day Paige Vaillancourt
44 2 View W 8 PM-9:50 PM/Room. BLC C Eve Zac Broughton
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.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
44 3 View M,W 6 PM-7:25 PM/Room. BLC 2 Eve Michelle Assad
LAW 704 Medical Liability and Quality [Details]
LAW 704 Description

This course focuses on improving health care quality and on the relationship between physician and patient. It begins with the materials on health care quality and medical error. It then turns to governmental regulation of health care professionals through licensure and discipline. The course also examines the clinician-patient relationship, including duties to treat, confidentiality, and informed consent and. Finally, the course will explore the framework for malpractice suits against health care professionals and the doctrinal and evidentiary dimensions of malpractice litigation. Previously titled Health Care Liability and Quality.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 3 View M,W 10:35 AM-11:55 AM/Room. BLC 3 Day Barbara Reich
LAW-665 Mergers and Acquisitions [Details]
LAW-665 Description

This course will focus on both the business and legal elements of merger and acquisition activities. It will offer a comprehensive overview of the strategic and financial issues as well as the legal necessities involved in the process. Specifically, we will review the current M&A issues around venture capital backed companies, private equity backed companies and publicly traded companies. We will explore the valuation methodologies, term-sheet structures, deal structure considerations (asset vs. stock), negotiation tactics, compliance with federal and state laws and tax implications of M&A transaction structures. Some specific content will include dealing with the implications of debt, the treatment of stock preferences/classes as well as other issues such as stock options, management carve outs, drag-along rights and the need for shareholder or SEC approval. Class activities will include lectures, cases studies, simulations and guest speakers. The rubric will be based on several field research assignments, a small team project and a final exam. (Credits may be applied towards the Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 2 View M,W 10:25 AM-11:55 AM/Room. BLC C Day Michael Levi
LAW 906 Mindfulness in Law Practice [Details]
LAW 906 Description

This class provides an introduction to the benefits of incorporating contemplative practices and mindfulness into the study and practice of law. This course will include readings and exercises on contemplative practices, mindfulness, and the integration of mindfulness in the legal profession and in the formation of professional identity.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 1 View M 3 PM-3:55 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Pat Newcombe, Beth Cohen
LAWWA975 Money, Law and Power [Details]
LAWWA975 Description

In this course we read, discuss and write about (1) Black banks and the racial wealth gap; (2) how to fix the tax system so it stops impoverishing Black Americans, (3) white collar crime; and (4) the deficit myth. Four books are assigned, and students will choose one them as a primary focus for either an essay on an in-class final exam (or, if they choose, a final paper that builds from that topic). By immersing in contemporary non-fiction works by three law professors and one economist, this course teaches students new ways of thinking, talking, and writing about the relationship between money, power, and the law in America in the 21st Century. We will begin the course with a vocabulary/concept list and by the end of the term students will have developed definitions for these terms.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 2 View W 9:30 AM-11:20 AM/Room. BLC 2 Day Jennifer Taub
LAW 625 Municipal and Land Use Law [Details]
LAW 625 Description

This course will cover foundational concepts in municipal governance and land use and planning law. The course begins with municipal governance and zoning fundamentals, including zoning enabling acts, ordinances, variances, incentive zoning, transferable development rights and accessory uses. The course will also cover takings, sustainable development, including New Urbanism and smart growth; historic preservation; and aesthetic regulation. (Credits may be applied toward Public Interest Practice and Transactional Law Practice concentrations.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 3 View Tu,Th 11:05 AM-12:30 PM/Room. BLC 3 Day Julie Steiner
LAWE609 Negotiation Skills & Practice [Details]
LAWE609 Description

This course will focus on developing an understanding of theoretical and conceptual models of the negotiation process, as well as strategies for use in various situations, including business transactions, litigation and mediation settings. In-class simulations will replicate these settings and provide students an opportunity to apply these concepts in actual, interactive negotiation situations,both to reinforce their understanding and to allow an opportunity to develop an ethically informed but personal approach to negotiating. Class attendance and participation are mandatory. Students who have taken or are taking LAWE 769, Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration [ADR Survey], may not enroll in this course. (Credits may be applied towards the Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 2 View W 4:05 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC 1 Day Bernadette Stark
06 2 View W 4:05 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC A Day Julia Marquis
LAW-772 Nonprofit Law [Details]
LAW-772 Description

Over the past several decades, the nonprofit sector has grown dramatically in wealth and prominence. This seminar examines the rationales, structures, and controversies related to nonprofit organizations and philanthropy in the United States. We will examine: (a) the state and federal requirements for obtaining exemption from otherwise applicable taxes; (b) the roles of nonprofits organizations posited by economic, political, and historical vantage points; (c) the legal purposes and framework of these organizations-including the advantages of the nonprofit form (e.g. whether tax-exemption is justified) and the restrictions on the type of commercial and political activity in which they can engage; and (d) the controversies surrounding the nonprofit sector, with particular emphasis on the ethics of giving, the oversight roles played by boards of directors, state authorities, and federal regulators, and questions of accountability and performance.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 2 View Tu,Th 11:05 AM-12:30 PM/Room. BLC B Day Bob Odunsi-Nelson
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)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 2 View M 9:30 AM-11:20 AM/Room. BLC B Day Tracy Magdalene
LAW 511 Property [Details]
LAW 511 Description

Starting with the historical evolution of the concepts involved in real and personal property, this course will study the rights and duties of owners and possessors of property, priority of possession or property, and present and future interests in property. This course will also consider issues in landlord and tenant law, evidence of ownership or right to possession, methods of title assurance, commercial and noncommercial transfers of interests in property, the rescission, modification, interpretation and performance of transfer agreements and documents, and private controls on the use of property. This course may also explore conflicts between private ownership of property and community needs, the nature and purposes of types of shared ownership of property, and public controls on the use of property. (Required Course)

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
06 4 View M,W 1 PM-2:15 PM/Room. BLC C,
Th 11 AM-12:15 PM/Room. BLC C
Day Tim Webster
LAWWA600 Race, Diversity, and Employment [Details]
LAWWA600 Description

This course will examine the regulation of race discrimination in employment through Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other related laws. More specifically this course will offer a framework to analyze policies, laws, practices, attitudes, and biases in employment and other institutions that place minoritized persons in "racial subgroups" that make them more susceptible to discrimination and harassment. Through selected reading, research, and writing, students will seek to answer the following questions: Which traits and characteristics that are commonly and historically associated with minoritized persons have the most salient impact on workplace and education outcomes due to institutional bias? How does the existing legal framework either protect or exclude claims brought by minoritized persons that possess these traits and characteristics? How can people in "racial subgroups" that are more susceptible to discrimination and harassment most effectively assert and claim rights? How can laws, policies, practices and attitudes in the context of employment adjust to protect minoritized persons from discrimination where the discrimination takes the form of "proxy discrimination? In answering these questions students will also analyze practices related to "diversity, equity, and inclusion" in the workplace and assess these programs' ability, if any, to improve inclusivity amongst minoritized persons who belong to subgroups or possess characteristics or traits that cause them to be more susceptible to workplace exclusion, discrimination, and harassment. (Credits may be applied toward the Public Interest Practice concentrations.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 3 View Tu,Th 3:55 PM-5:20 PM/Room. BLC 2 Day Tolu Odunsi-Nelson
LAWE996 Real Estate Practicum and Seminar [Details]
LAWE996 Description

In the Real Estate Practicum, selected students are placed with real estate practice and title companies. Placements are done as a member of a two-person team. One member of the team is initially placed with a real estate attorney specializing in residential real estate, the other with an attorney at a title insurance company. Each team member works for six weeks with one attorney or the other and then switches in the middle of the semester. In both placements, students work on a variety of title, closing, contract and related problems and will observe the operation of a law office and the interaction with clients, staff and other real estate professionals (brokers, lenders, appraisers, and surveyors. In addition to the field placement, students attend a regularly scheduled weekly seminar meeting. The seminar will have required readings and discussions frequently featuring presentations by experts in different aspects of real estate transactions. Prerequisites: One of the following courses: Conveyancing, Real Estate Survey, and Municipal and Land Use Law. With prior instructor approval and in limited circumstances, students will be permitted to complete the prerequisite concurrently with the Practicum. Additionally, students will be required to complete two additional on-line modules prior to enrolling in the practicum. A student must have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies and 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 4 experiential learning credits. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 4 View Th 4 PM-5:50 PM/Room. BLC F Day Melanie Lewis
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.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
44 2 View Tu 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC C Eve 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. (Credits may be applied toward Transactional Law Practice concentration.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
44 6 View Tu 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. BLC 1 Eve Bob Statchen
LAWEA816 Spanish for Client-Centered Lawyering [Details]
LAWEA816 Description

In this experiential learning course students will learn the skills necessary for bilingual Spanish-English legal practice. Through the lens of client-centered lawyering, the goal of this course is to support students in developing the skills and cultural competency to effectively represent Spanish-speaking clients by improving their ability to interview Spanish-speaking clients and explain complex legal concepts in several areas of practice including immigration and asylum law, family law, criminal law, and housing law. This course is open to any student who has completed a Spanish 101 course whether formally (for example, two semesters in university) or informally (a study abroad program, or growing up in a Spanish-speaking household). All are encouraged to join as the exercises and at-home work are tailored to all levels of Spanish. Participation in this course will include answering questions, assisting other students, and reading out loud. All reading materials for this course have been prepared by the instructor and will be available online.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
04 2 View M 4:05 PM-5:55 PM/Room. BLC 2 Day Mary Johnson
LAW 929 Technology and Law Practice [Details]
LAW 929 Description

This course will introduce you to the technological tools of law practice. Together we will explore real world-applications of technology to improve efficiencies in practice, provide better client service, and help improve access to justice. We will also discover how these technologies are envisioned and developed. In addition to hands-on learning and sampling specific tools, we will also explore how technology has and will continue to transform law practice, and how lawyers play an important role in the evolution and implementation of technology in law. Integrated into all topics will be discussions around issues arising from the use of technology, including ethics, privacy and security, well-being and distraction management, as well as connections between diversity, equity, and inclusion and technology.

Sections
Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
52 2 View Th 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. online Eve Heather LaVigne
LAWE681 Trial Methods [Details]
LAWE681 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.

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
44 2 View W 6 PM-7:50 PM/Room. MTCT Eve Charles Belsky
LAW 748 Trusts & 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.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
54 3 View Th 6 PM-9 PM/Room. online Eve Roz Carothers
LAWE614 Zealous Advocacy in the MA Trial Courts [Details]
LAWE614 Description

This course will parallel the Public Defender's Zealous Advocacy Training for the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS). Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to apply to Hampden County Lawyers for Justice (HCLJ) as a Bar Advocate, which is a contract attorney position. Students will learn how to defend a criminal case from bail to trial. This simulation course will provide students with the ability to conduct legal research, perform oral advocacy, and engage in trial practice. Throughout the semester, students will interview clients, conduct bail hearings, learn objections, motion practice, and participate in cross examination and voir dire workshops. At the end of the course, students will also participate in a mock trial. Each class will consist of lecturing, guest speakers and role-play exercises. Students must be in their final semester of law school to enroll in this course. (This course counts towards the Public Interest Law Practice and Criminal Law Practice concentrations.)

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Section. Credits. Books. Time/Location D/E Professor.
44 3 View M 6 PM-9 PM/Room. MTCT Eve Meredith Ryan, Patrick Nicoletti

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