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2012 Spring



Administrative Law



SLN #: 17805
Course Prefix: LAW-600
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Larson

Course Description:
A large portion of federal law comes from administrative agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Department of Defense. This class examines the institutional role and legitimacy of these federal administrative agencies. Topics will include the source of administrative authority; the rationale for delegation of authority to administrative agencies; constitutional constraints on agency power; the different forms of agency rulemaking; agency adjudication of facts and law; the scope and purpose of judicial review of agency action; and the degree to which administrative agencies exercise executive, legislative and judicial powers.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Adv Legal Research



SLN #: 14533
Course Prefix: LAW-736
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Trotta

Course Description:
This course will focus on a rigorous review of the basic print and electronic resources and strategies for conducting legal research, federal and state. Case law, statutes and legislative history, administrative rules and procedures and finding tools will all be covered. This course is labor intensive. The best way to learn to conduct effective legal research is to use the full range of tools available and then practice, practice, practice! Students will be in class two hours per week. The third class hour is given to account for the time you will spend on the various homework assignments. Students will have frequent practice exercises, a midterm exam, and a research guide as a final project. This guide will allow students to apply their knowledge of legal research by discovering and evaluating information resources on a preapproved specialized topic of their choice.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: Yes
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Mid Term or Other Exam: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Adv Research:Law, Science & Technology



SLN #: 27246
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 31
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Marchant

Course Description:


Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Skills Requirement: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Advanced Estate Planning



SLN #: 14546
Course Prefix: LAW-660
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Becker

Course Description:
This course will cover advanced estate planning and estate administration issues. Specifically, advanced valuation issues, marital deduction planning, fiduciary income tax, grantor trust income tax, issues relating to charitable trusts, and the generation skipping transfer tax. Estate and Gift Tax is a pre-requisite.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: Estate & Gift Tax
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Grades will be assigned according to written papers.
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance is required
Online Course Site: None




Antitrust



SLN #: 26383
Course Prefix: LAW-601
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Rose

Course Description:
Antitrust studies the Sherman and Clayton Acts and their judicial interpretation and implementation to prevent monopoly and business practices in restraint of trade, including restrictive agreements involving price-fixing and collaborative activities of competitors, resale price maintenance and other distributional restraints such as tying agreements and territorial divisions. Related Courses: Students who are interested in any one of the following areas would probably find antitrust interesting and worthwhile: intellectual property; patent; copyright; business torts; law and economics; law and technology; competition; the free market, and regulation. Antitrust involves, intersects, or interrelates with all of these areas. Examination. If the class is small, take-home exams will be given at the end of each section; if the class is not small, a traditional final exam will be given. Scheduling.This course will be offered every other year. If you have further questions or would like further information, feel free to contact Professor Rose.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Applied Evidence in Trial Advocacy



SLN #: 20698
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 016
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Dallyn

Course Description:
Students learn trial advocacy by presenting opening statements, direct and cross-examination, objections, motions to the Court, final arguments and other aspects of trial practice. Students will also address issues of evidence law and civil procedure raised in the simulated trial practice problems. The course culminates in a jury trial. Student presentations will be videotaped for individual critique. Students will also learn how to use courtroom technology for displaying evidentiary exhibits or visual aids and will be asked to use this technology during their presentations.

Students who have taken Trial Advocacy will not be allowed to take this course.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Evidence
Special Withdrawal Course: Yes
Limited Enrollment Number: 12
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes, Pleadings and motions related to final trials/individual in-class presentations.
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Arbitration



SLN #: 26442
Course Prefix: LAW-701
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Meyerson

Course Description:
As the use of alternative dispute resolution has increased dramatically, arbitration has become a mainstream dispute resolution process. This course will examine the Federal Arbitration Act(s), as well as the Arizona Arbitration Act. Special segments will be devoted to labor, international, and securities arbitration. The course will highlight key stages in the arbitration process and post-hearing procedures to vacate and enforce arbitration awards. Important policy issues in arbitration will also be discussed. The course will also offer practical learning opportunities such as drafting arbitration clauses in contracts and agreements, and participation in a simulated arbitration hearing with real attorneys presenting arguments for the students to rule upon.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Arizona Constitutional Law



SLN #: 13103
Course Prefix: LAW-658
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Bender

Course Description:
This course will address some of the most important provisions of the Arizona Constitution and the way in which those provisions have been interpreted and applied by the Arizona Supreme Court. Emphasis will be placed on provisions that are different, in either their text or judicial interpretation, from provisions of the United States Constitution. Topics will include the Arizona Constitution's provisions relating to "direct democracy" (recall, initiative and referendum elections); the respective powers of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of Arizona government; Arizona constitutional rights that are similar to, but more extensive than, individual rights contained in the U.S. Constitution; Arizona individual rights that are not found in the U.S. Constitution; and the legal relationship between the Arizona and U.S. Constitutions. The focus will be on issues of current importance The class uses materials compiled by the instructor.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: Con Law I and Con Law II. Con Law II may be taken concurrently.
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Class attendance highly advisable
Online Course Site: None




Arizona Media Law



SLN #: 13097
Course Prefix: LAW-705
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Bodney

Course Description:
This seminar draws together the academic and practical elements of media law, with a particular emphasis on translating constitutional theory into legal action in Arizona. The course covers issues involving access to information (e.g., public records, open meetings, FOIA), interference with the news gathering process (subpoenas, search warrants, gag orders), limitations on content (prior restraints, libel, invasion of privacy) and other "hot topics" in media law. In addition, the course focuses on the tensions between law and ethics in the legal and journalistic disciplines, and how the aspirational considerations of the two professions both inform and obscure the duties of reporters and their counsel. Finally, the course explores the analytical and precedential limitations on the absolutist rhetoric of the First Amendment. Some background in constitutional or media law is recommended.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Arizona Water Law



SLN #: 26401
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 013
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Feller;McGinnis

Course Description:
Water is a crucial and scarce commodity in the desert southwest, and decisions about the allocation of water will have a profound effect on the future of the region and its environment. These decisions involve competition for water between neighboring states, between agricultural, residential, and industrial users, between Indian tribes and their non-Indian neighbors, and between environmental preservation and commercial development. This seminar will focus on Arizona water allocation issues currently pending in several different forums, including Arizona and federal courts, the United States Congress, the Arizona legislature, Arizona and federal administrative agencies, and negotiations between private parties. Featured topics will likely include the ongoing adjudication of water rights in the Gila River and its tributaries, settlements of Indian tribal water rights claims, allocation of Colorado River water, the effect of the Endangered Species Act on water use and allocation, proposals to drain Lake Powell, the relationship between surface water and groundwater law, and the public trust doctrine.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes
Online Course Site: None




Bankruptcy Litigation (1st 6 week session)



SLN #: 26877
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: A02
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Salerno;Kroop

Course Description:
This course will meet on Friday mornings for the first 6-weeks of the semester. The last class will be held on February 17. The final exam will be administered on Friday, February 24.

This course examines the differences between litigating in bankruptcy court versus other litigation forums. Special rules and practices applicable to bankruptcy proceedings will be addressed, including:
• Presentation of the case in a bench trial before a sophisticated trier of fact (the bankruptcy judge)
• Discovery devices, such as Bankruptcy Rule 2004 examinations
• The use of expert witnesses in bankruptcy court
• Preparing and presenting the case through such devices as declarations in lieu of direct testimony
• Effective cross-examination in bankruptcy court
• The most important and useful evidence rules in bankruptcy court
• Evidentiary objections


Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Bar Prep



SLN #: 21084
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 022
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Noreuil

Course Description:
The course focuses on essay writing, MBE (multiple choice) questions, and the MPT (multi-state performance test) for the bar exam. (The MPT has just been added to the Arizona bar exam; it is a written office memo or court brief based on facts, case law, and statutes provided by the bar examiners.) Students will be required to write essays, MPT questions, and multiple choice questions as part of weekly homework. All assignments will be graded and then discussed in class.

Enrollment is by invitation only.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 20
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Bioethics & Law



SLN #: 26441
Course Prefix: LAW-652
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Fuse Brown

Course Description:
This course, Bioethics and Law, explores the development of American law as it relates to ethical and moral issues in the areas of health care and life sciences. Supplementing courses in health law and public health law, and law and biosciences, this course is intended to give students an appreciation of the ways in which the law’s regulatory powers have been used to guide decision-making in medicine and biomedical research, and, in turn, how theories of medical ethics and practice have informed modern legal developments.

In Bioethics and Law, we will take up a range of issues including (but not limited to): end of life decisions, allocation of resources such as organs for transplantation, human reproduction, human subjects research, and developments in genetics and stem cell research and therapies.

Although the course is offered for 2 credits, the course will meet twice a week for 85 minutes (Mon., Wed. from 1:30-2:55). Please Note: the course will conclude early with the last class scheduled for Monday, March 12. The take-home exam will be scheduled the week of March 26. Enrollment is unlimited.

Bioethics raises difficult questions about the nature, meaning, and value of life and the importance and appropriate ethical and legal role of health care. Many of the difficult, sometimes wrenching problems we explore in the course are ones which we encounter in our personal lives and in our roles as citizens. I hope our study of the materials will develop and challenge our thinking about these issues.

The text for the Course is Furrow, Greaney, Johnson, Jost and Schwartz' Bioethics: Health Care Law and Ethics (6th ed.). Note: Students who took LAW 650: Health Law & Policy with Prof. Fuse Brown or Prof. Hodge will not need to purchase a new book. The book that was used in LAW 650(Health Law: Cases, Materials and Problems, by the same authors) may also be used for this class.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Probably not
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: None
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Limited Enrollment Number: No
Final Exam Given: Yes, the week of March 26
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
Mid Term or Other Exam: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: No paper; perhaps some student presentations
Participation Points: Class participation counts for a portion of the final grade
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance is mandatory
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy



SLN #: 17811
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Marchant

Course Description:
This course will examine the legal, regulatory, scientific, policy and ethical aspects of biotechnology, focusing on genetically engineered plants, animals, foods, drugs, vaccines, and other products. Among the issues to be covered include an overview of the scientific methods for genetically engineering plants and animals, the risks and benefits of genetically modified (GM) crops and animals, the regulation of GM foods and other products, labeling of biotechnology products, regulatory issues relating to biopharmaceuticals, liability issues, intellectual property issues, antitrust and business law issues, contamination issues, the role of the public in GM decision, state and local regulation, international regulation, international trade, bioprospecting/biopiracy, and bioterrorism.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Research Paper
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Paper Required
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance included in participation points
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Block



SLN #:
Course Prefix: LAW-000
Course Section:
Credit Hours:
Instructor(s):

Course Description:


Additional Information:
Skills Requirement: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Business Organizations



SLN #: 13107
Course Prefix: LAW-654
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Chodorow

Course Description:
Business enterprises can be organized in various ways to achieve different goals related to division of labor, allocation of risk, taxation, or entitlement to profits. Lawyers are often called upon by business people to help them define their goals, and then select the form of organization through which they can most likely achieve them. This course surveys the basic laws governing different types of business organizations, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations and LL.C.s. We will study how different types of business organizations are formed and regulated, both on the state and federal level, and how those rules affect one’s choice of entity. We will also study the legal and social policy issues that business organizations raise, focusing on the legal standard of conduct expected of companies, their owners and managers.

No background in business, accounting, or finance is required.

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Attendance mandatory and participation is expected. Problems to be discussed in class may be assigned. Substantial information will be delivered in class that is not in the written course materials.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes. Participation in class discussion is expected.
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Business, Law & Society



SLN #: 26039
Course Prefix: LAW-215
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Stafford

Course Description:


Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Skills Requirement: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Civil Justice Clinic



SLN #: 13114
Course Prefix: LAW-773
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Dauber

Course Description:
This Civil Justice Clinic provides students with the opportunity to provide quality representation to individuals who need pro bono representation and non-profit clients who need legislative lawyering services. The Clinic also includes a seminar component that focuses on relevant substantive law and training/simulations on relevant lawyering skills.

In the Clinic, students represent Claimants wrongfully denied unemployment insurance and work on civil disputes, administrative proceedings, legislative lawyering, and public education matters in the substantive areas of law in the Unit for which they are enrolled. Students enrolled in the Homeowner Advocacy Unit primarily represent homeowners who are facing wrongful foreclosure or who are victims of mortgage fraud. Students in the Work-Life Policy Unit work on matters involving flexible work arrangements, time off, career reentry, and related issues for local military families.

With faculty supervision, students are responsible for all aspects of representing Clinic clients, including: case selection; interviewing and counseling clients; fact investigation; theory and advocacy strategy development; analyzing options for changing employment and advocating for policy changes to address foreclosure crisis; drafting demand letters, pleadings, motions, appellate briefs, settlements, and policy documents such as white papers, amicus briefs, analysis of pending legislation, comments to administrative agencies, or testimony; and representing clients in negotiations with other parties, administrative hearings, civil litigation or at oral arguments in appellate court. Potential matters are usually discussed and accepted or declined during class meetings on Friday mornings.

The Clinic is a graded 6 credit course. Students are expected to spend approximately 20 hours per week and at least 300 hours total in the Clinic during the semester. For more information about the course and program, see the Clinic’s webpage at: http://law.asu.edu/clinics

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 6
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Students must have taken or concurrently be enrolled in Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Criminal Law and Civil Procedure
Special Withdrawal Course: Because of administrative considerations and professional obligations to courts and clients, no student pre-registered for a clinical offering shall be allowed to drop the clinic later than one month preceding the first day of classes, or to add the clinic, unless approval is obtained from the Director of the Clinical Program.
Limited Enrollment Number: 12
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Civil Justice Clinic



SLN #: 26423
Course Prefix: LAW-773
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Karin

Course Description:
This Civil Justice Clinic provides students with the opportunity to provide quality representation to individuals who need pro bono representation and non-profit clients who need legislative lawyering services. The Clinic also includes a seminar component that focuses on relevant substantive law and training/simulations on relevant lawyering skills.

In the Clinic, students represent Claimants wrongfully denied unemployment insurance and work on civil disputes, administrative proceedings, legislative lawyering, and public education matters in the substantive areas of law in the Unit for which they are enrolled. Students enrolled in the Homeowner Advocacy Unit primarily represent homeowners who are facing wrongful foreclosure or who are victims of mortgage fraud. Students in the Work-Life Policy Unit work on matters involving flexible work arrangements, time off, career reentry, and related issues for local military families.

With faculty supervision, students are responsible for all aspects of representing Clinic clients, including: case selection; interviewing and counseling clients; fact investigation; theory and advocacy strategy development; analyzing options for changing employment and advocating for policy changes to address foreclosure crisis; drafting demand letters, pleadings, motions, appellate briefs, settlements, and policy documents such as white papers, amicus briefs, analysis of pending legislation, comments to administrative agencies, or testimony; and representing clients in negotiations with other parties, administrative hearings, civil litigation or at oral arguments in appellate court. Potential matters are usually discussed and accepted or declined during class meetings on Friday mornings.

The Clinic is a graded 6 credit course. Students are expected to spend approximately 20 hours per week and at least 300 hours total in the Clinic during the semester. For more information about the course and program, see the Clinic’s webpage at: http://law.asu.edu/clinics

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 6
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Students must have taken or concurrently be enrolled in Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Criminal Law and Civil Procedure
Special Withdrawal Course: Because of administrative considerations and professional obligations to courts and clients, no student pre-registered for a clinical offering shall be allowed to drop the clinic later than one month preceding the first day of classes, or to add the clinic, unless approval is obtained from the Director of the Clinical Program.
Limited Enrollment Number: 4
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Civil Pretrial Practice



SLN #: 13079
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Cohen

Course Description:
This skills course will focus on the several aspects of pre-trial practice in civil litigation, including discovery planning and implementation, disclosure, interrogatories, requests for production, requests for admissions, examinations and viewings, depositions, discovery sanctions and pre-trial motion practice. Students will explore both the strategic and tactical aspects of pre-trial practice. Through a series of mini-projects and classroom exercises and simulations based on a hypothetical case students will begin to develop skills in pre-trial litigation. These mini-projects and classroom activities will provide the basis for evaluation in this pass-fail course.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Civil Procedure II



SLN #: 20498
Course Prefix: LAW-602
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Lynk

Course Description:


Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Skills Requirement: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Claims Against Governmental Entities



SLN #: 26653
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 027
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Gaughan;Henry

Course Description:
This class provides an overview of the unique challenges encountered in bringing and defending claims against state, local and federal governmental entities. The course addresses the history of sovereign immunity, its statutory abrogation and the procedures and prerequisites necessary to prosecute and defend claims against the government. This class will inform students of the law and mechanics of litigating claims against governmental entities using statutory and case law to inform students of the practicalities and pitfalls common to litigation against the government.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Conflict of Laws



SLN #: 26433
Course Prefix: LAW-603
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Higdon

Course Description:
Conflict of laws deals with cases that involve more than one jurisdiction. The subject includes the jurisdiction of courts over nonresidents; which jurisdiction's laws apply to controversies between residents of different states or when a dispute arises from events or transactions that transcend state boundaries; constitutional and other limits on the parties' right to choose applicable law; conflicts between state and federal laws; and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. Many issues that will be discussed are as old as our federal system. Others are as recent as today's headlines, e.g., does the Full Faith and Credit Clause permit a state to impose its public policy to reject marriages sanctioned in another state? Conflict of laws was recently added by the Arizona Supreme Court as a subject that may be covered in the essay portion of the Arizona Bar Examination.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Constitutional Law I



SLN #: 13098
Course Prefix: LAW-522
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Bender

Course Description:
This course will address the fundamental principles of American government established by the United States Constitution. Topics will include the role of courts in applying the Constitution, the respective powers of the federal and state governments under the Constitution, separation of powers within the federal government, and the roles of the federal and state governments with respect to individual rights. We will not use a casebook. Class discussion will be based primarily upon the text of the Constitution and unedited opinions of the United States Supreme Court.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Constitutional Law I



SLN #: 13110
Course Prefix: LAW-522
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Clinton

Course Description:
Constitutional Law I surveys the law surrounding the allocation of governmental power between federal, state, and tribal governments and the distribution of governmental authority within the federal government. It is a pervasive subject in the sense that such constitutional questions can emerge in such disparate areas of legal practice as immigration, corporations and securities, family law, criminal law, banking, and insurance. While the course does not cover individual constitutional rights (the subject matter of Constitutional Law II and Criminal Procedure), questions of Congressional power to enforce various constitutional rights are raised as part of the course coverage. Furthermore, the framers of Constitution did not see the bright line that most law school curriculums currently draw between allocation of power and individual rights questions, since many statements in the Constitutional Convention and the ratification documents suggest that the framers thought that the primary protection of individual liberty should be a constitution appropriately distributing and limiting delegated governmental authority, rather than a listing of rights of the type found in the Bill of Rights.

This course not only seeks to provide a survey of contemporary federal constitutional law, but also provides basic insights into American constitutional and jurisprudential history. The reason for such attention to history involves demonstrating how constitutional law has changed over time, often with the ebb and flow of national intellectual, political, and economic history surrounding prevailing jurisprudential and economic trends and movements. That focus trains students not only how to understand past constitutional developments but how to anticipate future changes in constitutional doctrine in response to national political and intellectual trends. Consequently, the legal, jurisprudential, economic and political history of the United States will play a prominent role in the course.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes -- see syllabus
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Special Withdrawal Course: Required course -- withdrawals only for cause
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Mid Term or Other Exam: Yes -- see syllabus
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Active class participation expected
Participation Points: Yes -- see syllabus
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes -- see syllabus
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Constitutional Law I



SLN #: 13112
Course Prefix: LAW-522
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Gartner

Course Description:
The role of courts in the federal system; the distribution of powers between state and federal governments; separation of powers within the federal government.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Constitutional Law II



SLN #: 13115
Course Prefix: LAW-625
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Weinstein

Course Description:
The course deals with federal constitutional protection of individuals' rights other than the rights of defendants in criminal proceedings. Areas of emphasis are freedom of expression, freedom of religion, the right to privacy, and the right to equal protection of the laws.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Constitutional Liberty



SLN #: 18002
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 016
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Weinstein

Course Description:
This seminar will explore the protection of unenumerated rights and liberties under the U.S. Constitution. The focus of the seminar will be a critical examination of various possible textual sources for such rights and liberties, including the Ninth Amendment, the Due Process Clauses of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments and the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Readings will include the major cases decided by the United States Supreme Court on the subject, with an emphasis on cases dealing with contemporary issues such as abortion, physician assisted suicide and homosexual sex. We will also consider arguments for greater constitutional protection of economic liberty.

Course requirements include attendance, participation, reading, student class presentations, and a seminar paper.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Prerequisite: There are no strict prerequisites, although successful completion of Constitutional Law II is strongly recommended.
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Mid Term or Other Exam: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Construction Law



SLN #: 17812
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 005
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Holden

Course Description:
This course, which focuses on practical construction law issues, is being taught by an experienced practicing lawyer. Topics that will be covered include: types of construction contracts; the basic relationships among the owners, architects/engineers, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers on a project; express and implied warranties; the role of the schedule and claims related to scheduling; change orders and concealed site condition claims; mechanics' liens, stop notices and other payment remedies; types of insurance and insurance coverage disputes on construction projects; proving damages; and the trial of a construction case and the use expert witnesses. The class will be taught using case studies and the case method; extensive student participation during class is expected.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes
Online Course Site: None




Contemporary Issues in Tribal Economic Development



SLN #: 17810
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: D01
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Morgan

Course Description:
Class will meet Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23.
Monday through Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Administration of the Final Exam will be discussed in class.

The class is limited to 10 students - if there is more student demand, students seeking the Indian Law certificate will receive preference.

This spring break course will be held in Nebraska on the Winnebago reservation at Ho-Chunk, Inc.. Ho-Chunk, Inc. (HCI) is the award-winning economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Established in 1994 in Winnebago, Nebraska with one employee, HCI has grown to over 1,100 employees with operations in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Florida, Washington, D.C., Afghanistan, Mexico and Iraq. HCI operates 18 subsidiaries in a diverse range of industries including information technology, construction, government contracting, professional services, wholesale distribution, office products and technology, logistics, marketing, media and retail.

The class is designed to train students to implement practical political, legal and economic solutions to help Tribe's implement a broad range of economic development activities. It is offered by Lance Morgan, who has combined his legal and business expertise to develop one of the most successful native owned corporations in the country, Ho-Chunk, Inc. Historically Federal Indian Law has had a negative effect on tribal economic development by limiting the tribes in a number of ways. The seminar will focus the economic impediments create by Federal Indian Law. The class seminar will not just describe the problem but give real examples of how tribes have actually overcome such legal impediments to create successful businesses and bypass some of the legal restrictions. Additionally, the seminar will also focus on having the students understand Federal Indian Law is restrictive in nature and that if they are going to be successful lawyers that they will have to use Federal Indian Law as a starting point, not an endpoint.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 10
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Corporate and SEC Law



SLN #: 19626
Course Prefix: LAW-394
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Forst

Course Description:


Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Skills Requirement: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Creative Writing for Lawyers



SLN #: 13087
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 009
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Feeney

Course Description:
This class will meet on the following 8 days during the semester: January 23 and 30. February 13 and 29, March 5, 12 and 26, and April 16.

The first class will be a 90-minute lecture/demonstration on how creative writing can aid and abet legal writing. The remaining seven classes will consist of a 20 minute lecture-discussion session and a 70-minute writing workshop. Each student will write and post seven writing assignments on the class web site. We will critique one another’s writings every week (both on-line and in class). All students must write. Students afflicted with writer’s block or unreliable Internet connections should not take this course. Reliable email service is essential. The class web site will run on Blackboard. All students should be familiar with the usual process of accessing, reviewing, and posting material to a Blackboard site.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Criminal Law



SLN #: 13063
Course Prefix: LAW-516
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Buel

Course Description:
Basic principles of criminal liability. Acts and omissions (actus reus), mental states and negligence (mens rea), excuses (e.g., insanity), justifications (e.g., self defense)--all ultimately illustrated in a sample crime (usually homicide).

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Criminal Law



SLN #: 13078
Course Prefix: LAW-516
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Kader

Course Description:
Basic principles of criminal liability. Acts and omissions (actus reus), mental states and negligence (mens rea), excuses (e.g., insanity), justifications (e.g., self defense)--all ultimately illustrated in a sample crime (usually homicide).

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Criminal Law



SLN #: 13101
Course Prefix: LAW-516
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Sigler

Course Description:
Basic principles of criminal liability. Acts and omissions (actus reus), mental states and negligence (mens rea), excuses (e.g., insanity), justifications (e.g., self defense)--all ultimately illustrated in a sample crime (usually homicide).

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Criminal Practice Clinic



SLN #: 13071
Course Prefix: LAW-774
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Zettler

Course Description:
Students enrolled in the Criminal Practice Clinic prosecute misdemeanor cases in courts in the area. Students are responsible for a full range of trial-related tasks, including witness interviews, pre-trial motions, and courtroom advocacy. The Criminal Practice Clinic provides somewhat more frequent opportunities for trial work and fewer opportunities for such tasks as client interviewing, counseling, and discovery than the other clinics. Students are placed with various City Attorney Offices in the area (usually Tempe, Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, Mesa, Gilbert, Peoria, and the County Attorney's Office), and work under the direct supervision of assistant city attorneys. Overall supervision of the Criminal Practice Clinic is provided by Faculty Associate Hugo Zettler. At the beginning of the semester, students will work on simple cases against defendants who represent themselves. Students then move to cases where an attorney is representing the defendant. Eventually each student will conduct a jury trial under a supervisor's advisement. Students are expected to spend 300 hours in the Clinic during the semester (approximately 30 hours of classroom instruction and 270 hours in an assigned prosecutor's office). Because the summer session is condensed, students should not plan on working another job during the summer semester. As a general guideline, students are expected to work 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters, and 30 hours per week during the summer semester (OR 30 hours per week for 10 weeks, or 40 hours per week for 8 weeks).

During the fall and spring semesters, blocks of time must be available to be in the courtroom. During the summer, students should be available all day, every day, five days a week. The blocks of time needed during the fall and spring semesters are four (4) hours in the morning (8 a.m. - noon) or afternoon (1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.). Students' fieldwork schedule for the fall and spring should be set up as one of the following:

1. five (5) half days; or
2. two (2) full days and one (1) half day; or
3. one (1) full day and three (3) half days.

If a student is interested in working at the City of Phoenix, Tuesdays and Thursdays must be completely available.

Each student will be given the opportunity to list his or her first, second, third, etc. choices for the office at which he or she would like to work. Professor Zettler will do his best to give students their first choice, but this is not always possible. Please be aware that some prosecutor offices may require a drug test.

The Criminal Practice Clinic has a mandatory seminar component that addresses various problems in the prosecution of criminal cases. The seminar sessions include simulation exercises in trial practice, including how to do direct examination, cross examination, and present opening statements and closing arguments. Classes during the summer are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. During the fall and spring semesters, classes are on Wednesday evenings.

The Criminal Practice Clinic is a graded course (6 credits). Evidence is a pre-requisite. Students must have taken or concurrently be enrolled in Professional Responsibility, Criminal Law and Civil Procedure. Trial Advocacy is not a prerequisite, but if students have been through this course, the skills are beneficial to students' cases. Students may not take Trial Advocacy and the Criminal Practice Clinic in the same semester.

Enrollment in the Criminal Practice Clinic is limited to eight (8) students during the summer session and ten (10) students in the fall and spring semesters.

NOTE: Please see the Clinical Program website for more details as well as the application. http://law.asu.edu/clinics

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 6
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Evidence is a pre-requisite. Students must have taken or concurrently be enrolled in Professional Responsibility, Criminal Law and Civil Procedure.
Special Withdrawal Course: Because of administrative considerations and professional obligations to courts and clients, no student pre-registered for a clinical offering shall be allowed to drop the clinic later than one month preceding the first day of classes, or to add the clinic, unless approval is obtained from the Director of the Clinical Program.
Limited Enrollment Number: 5
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Criminal Procedure



SLN #: 13100
Course Prefix: LAW-604
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Kader

Course Description:
A study of constitutional criminal procedure with major emphasis on the Sixth Amendment's right to counsel, the Fifth Amendment's right against self-incrimination, and the Fourth Amendment's right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Criminal Sentencing Seminar & Workshop



SLN #: 13064
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Popko

Course Description:
This course has two distinct components: a seminar and a sentencing workshop. The seminar will meet once a week. It will cover issues in sentencing theory and policy, including theories of punishment, aggravating and mitigating sentencing factors, mandatory minimum sentences, and the Supreme Court’s Sixth Amendment sentencing cases. Each student will complete two papers, each approximately 10 – 15 pages in length. Students will select topics from among those provided by the professor. Students will also be required to create discussion questions for a number of seminar meetings and to lead at least one class discussion during the semester. Attendance and class participation are mandatory.

The sentencing workshop will meet all day on Friday, April 13, 2012. Workshop participants will include all students enrolled in the seminar and six sitting Maricopa County Superior Court judges. In preparation for the workshop, students will read materials from actual criminal cases and prepare memoranda describing their views on appropriate sentences in those cases. Students will also engage in a simulated oral argument for one of the cases. Students will receive either written or oral feedback from the instructor on each of these assignments. Students MUST commit to attending the workshop to enroll in this course.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Criminal procedure is highly recommended. Advanced Criminal Procedure is also recommended.
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Mid Term or Other Exam: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes
Online Course Site: Blackboard




DC Externship



SLN #: 13093
Course Prefix: LAW-785
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 9
Instructor(s): Barnes

Course Description:
There are two dozen students in our Washington, DC Legal Externship Program this semester. They are doing fascinating and exceptionally substantive work at externship placement sites including the Departments of Justice, Defense, Transportation, and State, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Trade Commission's Deceptive Advertising Division, the Federal Communications Commission's International Bureau, and the Securities & Exchange Commission -- plus several Congressional offices and exciting non-profit organizations including Break the Cycle. Additional student placements last semester included the Embassy of Canada, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Transparency International (the leading anti-corruption organization), a leading environmental law organization, and the anti-trafficking division of the Organization of American States. Special programs this semester include a meeting at the Supreme Court with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Pentagon visit and briefing, numerous guest speakers, and more.

Through the DC Program, you too can spend a semester in an exciting, career-building externship with a government or nonprofit legal office in Washington, DC. The Program helps you find an externship placement that fits with your particular interests, includes special programming and academic courses designed to help you learn and succeed in your externship, and offers optional but guaranteed apartment-style housing in Washington, DC. In addition to the placement sites mentioned above, many other exciting placement sites have also expressed enthusiasm for receiving applications from Program participants, including the general counsel's offices at the U.S. departments of Homeland Security, Health & Human Services, Education, and many more.

We have found that many of the happiest and most successful ASU law school alumni in the nation’s capital got their start in Washington, DC -- their first foot in the door -- with externships while in law school, and that the DC externship experience, credential, and connections has provided other students with an invaluable boost when they apply for federal, state, local, and law firm jobs in Arizona and elsewhere.

While law firm jobs have grown scarcer nationwide (including in Arizona), the federal government and other employers are continuing to hire attorneys in Washington, DC. This Program can provide you with an invaluable foot in the door to Washington, DC employers, and an important credential when you apply for federal, state, local, and law firm jobs in Arizona and elsewhere. More information about the Program is available on the Program web site at http://www.law.asu.edu/WLEP and in the FAQs at http://www.law.asu.edu/programs/Programs/TheWashingtonDCLegalExternshipProgram/WLEPOConnor.aspx.

We look forward to your application, and hopefully to your participation in the DC Program this spring!

Students will be required to attend a class on Thursday, January 5th from 1 - 4 pm in room 105.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 9
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Death Penalty



SLN #: 13091
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 010
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Baich

Course Description:
This course will survey the major constitutional and operational issues with respect to the death penalty in the United States. The required readings for each class will consist primarily of United States Supreme Court decisions, copies of the assigned cases (and on occasion other materials) can be obtained through the library. From time to time supplemental materials will be distributed in class. All students are expected to read the assigned cases and other materials prior to class. Grades in this class will be based on CLASS PARTICIPATION, WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS AND ATTENDANCE.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes
Online Course Site: None




Decedent's Estates



SLN #: 13081
Course Prefix: LAW-618
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Becker

Course Description:
The Decedent's Estates course will provide an overview of the law of intestacy, wills, probate and non-testamentary property transfers. This course focuses on common law and a comparison between the Uniform Probate Code and the Arizona statutes. Drafting issues and techniques are covered. The course is comprehensive, but does NOT cover complex estate planning or tax. This course is important for all second and/or third year law students. Every lawyer should have a working knowledge of wills and estates. This is also a major subject on most bar exams. This course will use the Dukeminier Johanson "Wills, Trusts and Estates" casebook, and will cover chapters 1 - 8 therein.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




E-Discovery and Digital Evidence



SLN #: 20503
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 019
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Holm

Course Description:
The advent of e-discovery has had an extraordinary impact on American jurisprudence. The unbridled proliferation of e-mail and other forms of electronically stored information (“ESI”) has proved daunting to litigants, counsel and the courts. ESI has eclipsed other forms of evidence and has required a radical change in how disputes are litigated and resolved. Recent e-discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the rules of many states, including Arizona, are a testament to the judiciary’s recognition of the growing importance of e-discovery in our judicial system. This course will address the rapidly developing e-discovery case law and tackle the challenging issues arising from the emerging e-discovery phenomenon. Subject areas covered will include a survey of relevant information technology, ESI preservation obligations, search and retrieval, ESI production methods, spoliation and sanctions, attorney-client privilege and ethical issues, and admissibility of digital evidence.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Education & the Law



SLN #: 17880
Course Prefix: LAW-721
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Herf

Course Description:
A review of the components that comprise the law of public education. This will include schools regarding operating authority, Constitution and Statutory rights, legal and practical aspects of governing bodies, rights and responsibilities of administrators, teachers and students.

This advanced course in education addresses constitutional law, federal and state statutory and regulatory provision and case law . The studies will encompass the development of statutory and case including their impact upon education in the United States and the State of Arizona. The class will analyze and report on analyze major decisions of the United States Supreme Court in the areas of finance, religion, free speech, collective bargaining, student and teacher rights, rights of the disabled, desegregation and discrimination. The major critical legal issues in traditional public charter and private education will be discussed. Each student as a significant part of the class will select from a list of suggested areas or designate an area of interest and prepare a paper power and partner with the instructor to lead the class discussion on the topic. Practical skills application will be used in the final class period with outside witnesses and student participants in all roles involving student expulsion with issues related to guns at school and disability identification by the District.. If scheduling permits a session shall be devoted to an employee grievance and the resolution process. We will analyze two U.S. Supreme Court decisions from June of 2009 involving Arizona, their history and future impact on education.

Course Structure/Approach
This course will consist of lecture, individual and group assignments, written assignments, a mid term examination, class activities, including major topical presentations and a special education due process expulsion hearing.

Key Topic Assignment - One major topic of education law - paper and class presentation.
Grade will be awarded on the following criteria: Report will be written, organized, without spelling or grammatical errors, uses legal terms appropriately, cites sources appropriately, uses APA format, and is no more than 8 pages in length. Classroom presentation may be assisted by a slide show.

Course Policies - Attendance and preparation of the assignment and willingness to participate in discussion of the issues and materials covered.

Grading/Assessment:
Mid Term-25 % of final grade
Topical Paper, Power Point and Classroom presentation-60% of final grade
Attendance and Participation-Essential as it will constitute 15 % of the final grade

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes, see course description
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Mid Term or Other Exam: Yes
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes, see course description
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes
Online Course Site: None




Employment Law



SLN #: 14529
Course Prefix: LAW-629
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Tiffen

Course Description:
The course is an overview of statutes and common law governing the employment relationship. Subjects addressed include employment at will and job security, pay and benefits, discrimination in employment, concerted activities of employees, collective bargaining, safety issues and other statutory and common law regulation of the employment relationship.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Entertainment Business Contracts



SLN #: 17876
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 014
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Mableson

Course Description:
The business of film, television, book publishing, and music publishing, sound recording, online games and virtual worlds, and new media is rapidly expanding and converging in the digital age. As more and more people are engaging with digital entertainment, content creators are discovering ways to produce and deliver content faster and more effectively. The legal issues that accompany the creation of content in our interconnected world present opportunities for future lawyers to develop traditional and non-traditional practices in the Arts & Entertainment industry.

This 3.0 credit course is designed as an introduction to the Entertainment business by way of an intense review of the cases and contracts that are typically used to document the myriad of business relationships in the industry. The course is intended to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the issues and contract terms typically encountered in the arts, entertainment, and media business. Case law and contracts are the lens through which Entertainment business and law will be taught.

In addition to providing instruction in the legal issues in the Entertainment business, the class will teach students essential contract drafting considerations that will be transportable to other industries and practice areas.

Grading: Grade will be based on class participation (30%) and a legal research paper in lieu of a final exam on an approved topic (70%).

Prerequisites: Contract Law and Legal Writing
Prerequisites/Corequisites: Copyright Law

Instructor (adjunct):
Connie J. Mableson, JD: Ms. Mableson is an intellectual property attorney in practice for over 27 years. Her practice emphasis is arts and entertainment and internet, technology, and virtual worlds. She has represented successful clients in all aspects of the entertainment business including Stephenie Meyers (Twilight), Allison DuBois (The Medium), and many New York Times best-selling authors, independent film projects, musicians, publishers, and game developers. She is a member of the ABA section of Science and Technology. Connie is the former Chair of the City of Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission and has extensive experience in entertainment deal-making.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: Contracts & Legal Writing. Copyright Law is a pre or co-requisite, subject to instructor waiver
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes, see course description
Participation Points: Yes. Bring 2 legal pads and pen and highlighter to class. You may be asked from time to time to put away your computer. In-class drafting exercises will be held and although not graded will count towards participation points.
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Environmental Law



SLN #: 15994
Course Prefix: LAW-631
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Wolf

Course Description:
A survey of the principal themes in environmental regulation and policy, using cases and other materials arising under the various major environmental statutes. This course will explore the legal, policy, economic, scientific, and ethical aspects of environmental protection. Each class will focus on a different theme or program.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes
Online Course Site: None




Ethics & Gov't Practice



SLN #: 21304
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 024
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Askland

Course Description:
This course takes place in D.C. The first class will be held on Wednesday, January 18th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Classes will be held on subsequent Wednesdays thereafter.

Ethics shapes every aspect of effective legal practice in public service. This course will review fundamental ethical principles and apply them to various challenges presented by the executive, legislative and regulatory legal practice.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Evidence



SLN #: 13068
Course Prefix: LAW-605
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Plunkett

Course Description:
Evidence covers the basic rules that govern the admissibility of evidence in civil and criminal trial proceedings. The primary focus is on how the Federal Rules of Evidence operate in practice, with some attention to areas in which the Arizona Rules of Evidence differ from the Federal Rules. The course is taught by the problem method, with occasional simulations designed to illustrate how litigators deal with witness testimony and other forms of evidence at trial. This is a complex and difficult subject, but one that most practicing lawyers -- including non-litigators -- need to know; and it would be an especially tough subject to try to learn from scratch from a bar review course. Students should make every effort to take Evidence before taking Trial Advocacy or clinical courses

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Externship



SLN #: 13069
Course Prefix: LAW-785
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 1-12
Instructor(s): Barnes

Course Description:
Experience: The real teacher. The externship experience enhances your law school education and allows you the opportunity to refine your professional skills while working closely with esteemed lawyers, judges and judicial clerks. Placements are available with governmental entities such as the Office of the Attorney General, United States Department of Justice, and Maricopa County Public Defender, and with non-profit organizations, such as Community Legal Services, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest. Judicial placements are available with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, United States Bankruptcy Court, United States District Court, Maricopa County Superior Court, Arizona Court of Appeals, and occasionally the Arizona Supreme Court. Accordingly, the College will normally recognize a maximum of 12 credit hours for law school externship work in partial fulfillment of the J.D. degree under the guidelines set forth in the STATEMENT OF STUDENT POLICIES. A listing of all available externship opportunities is distributed to students in September (for spring) and in January (for summer and fall.) Please see Carolyn Landry in Room 101 if you have any questions.

Students will be required to attend two classes on the following dates:
Thursday, January 5th from 1 - 4 pm in room 105
Friday, February 24th from 4 - 6 pm Room to be determined

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1-12
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Family Law



SLN #: 13062
Course Prefix: LAW-612
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Ellman

Course Description:
The law of marriage and divorce is the primary focus of this course. This includes the law governing entry into marriage, the legal consequences of being married, and the dissolution of the marital status. Topics include: the division of property, spousal maintenance and child support, child custody arrangements, antenuptial and separation agreements, and jurisdictional issues. To the extent time permits, non-traditional families are also considered, including marriage between same-sex partners, the rights and obligations of unmarried cohabitants, and the establishment of paternity rights and obligations. Relevant Arizona Statutes are referred to throughout the course where appropriate as examples, but the course is not limited to Arizona law.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Preparation and attendance is expected
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Federal Courts



SLN #: 26434
Course Prefix: LAW-613
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Hessick

Course Description:
This course will examine the scope of the federal judicial power. Topics will include the scope of original and appellate jurisdiction, the power of judicial review, congressional power to control judicial jurisdiction, the relationship of state and federal courts, sovereign immunity, and abstention.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Federal Criminal Practice & Procedure



SLN #: 13089
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 009
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Sands;Wilkinson

Course Description:
This is a clinical class that teaches fundamental federal practice and procedure. The paradigm uses a simulated federal criminal case. Half of the class will act as prosecutors throughout the class; the other half, of course, will be defense attorneys. The case will begin with the arrest of the defendant, and culminate in a trial at the end of the semester. We will separately simulate federal sentencing procedures. This is a hands-on class intended to get students on their feet. Attendance and class participation is required.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Evidence and Criminal Procedure are encouraged
Limited Enrollment Number: 18
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Federal Income Taxation



SLN #: 13088
Course Prefix: LAW-606
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Kornhauser

Course Description:
The Federal income tax touches virtually every aspect of modern American life. Practicing lawyers, regardless of their area of expertise, need a basic understanding of the structure and vocabulary of the tax code as well as the interplay of statute, administrative pronouncements and case law. This course introduces students to key concepts and issues in individual federal taxation such as what is income, capital recovery and the treatment of capital gains. Through the use of the problem method, the course develops the critical skills necessary to read and analyze any statutory language.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Participation Points: excellent participation may raise borderline exam to next level (e.g. B to B+
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: required
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Federal Indian Law II



SLN #: 20510
Course Prefix: LAW-704
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Clinton

Course Description:
This course surveys legal issues surrounding the ownership and development of Indian lands and resources. Included in that survey are issues regarding treaty rights, property rights, water rights, hunting and fishing rights, natural resources development, and environmental issues in Indian Country. This course does not require a working knowledge of the jurisdictional questions surveyed in Federal Indian Law I, although some background, either from that course or review of William Canby, American Indian Law in a Nutshell is helpful.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Maybe
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
Paper or In-Class Presentation: for writers
Participation Points: Yes - see syllabus
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: see syllabus
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Foreign Relations Law



SLN #: 20632
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 015
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Gartner

Course Description:
The course examines the constitutional and statutory doctrines related to the foreign relations of the United States. It will analyze the distribution of foreign relations powers between the Executive, the Congress, and the Courts. The course will also cover topics including the status of treaties and other types of international agreements, the role of the states in foreign relations, and recent developments in foreign relations law.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Forensic Science and Erroneous Convictions



SLN #: 13104
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 011
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Saks

Course Description:
In this seminar, through reading both cases and commentary, we will examine:
(a) the basic concepts and claims of forensic science, with emphasis on forensic identification (those areas being fingerprints, handwriting, ballistics, etc.);
(b) the intellectual and legal history which casts light on how these came to be so thoroughly accepted as valid by the courts;
(c) the nature of the current troubles and controversies about forensic science and their sources, including:
(i) scientific shortcomings (both scientific foundations and examination procedures)
(ii) changes in law (the Daubert trilogy (or quartet))
(iii) DNA typing - as a model
(iv) erroneous convictions - revealed by DNA typing and other means
(v) National Research Council review of the forensic sciences

Students take over from there, conducting and presenting their own research on such issues as:
(a) Prospects for reform and improvement within the forensic science
(b) Prospects for reform and improvement through state legislation and regulation
(c) Prospects for reform and improvement through federal legislation and regulation (esp as recommended by the NRC)
(d) Responses of the forensic science community to the NRC Report
(e) Prospects for reform and improvement through judicial action
(f) The minimal standards that need to be set to ensure sound forensic science expert testimony
(g) Comparative perspectives (aka: what is going on in other countries?)
(h) and other issues and topics that seminar members wish to pursue


Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes
Online Course Site: None




Gideon Fellowship



SLN #: 16045
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 013
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Hinshaw

Course Description:


Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 6
Skills Requirement: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Health Care Fraud Investigations and Lit (1st 6 weeks)



SLN #: 26665
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: A01
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Giancola

Course Description:
This course will meet on Tuesdays from 8:00 am to 9:55 am for the first 6 weeks of the semester. The first class will be Tuesday, January 10, with the final class on Tuesday, February 14. The final exam will be scheduled at 8:00 am on Tuesday, February 21.

This class will introduce students to the federal laws, regulations, and guidance that have been enacted to combat fraud and abuse in federal health care programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. The topics to be covered include an overview of Medicare, an introduction to the primary civil and criminal fraud statutes, such as the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, fraud and abuse investigations, initiatives, enforcement and prosecution by the government against health care providers, the impact and implications of Qui tam actions, the fraud and abuse provisions contained in recent health care reform legislation (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010), self-disclosure protocols, and practical considerations for defending health care fraud and abuse investigations and cases.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Immigration Law & Policy Clinic



SLN #: 14536
Course Prefix: LAW-778
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Cruz

Course Description:
The Immigration Law & Policy Clinic is a live-client clinic where students represent immigrants, particularly children, in immigration proceedings before the Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS), state dependency court, and the immigration courts. The clinic classroom component exposes students to traditional trial techniques (witness examination, brief writing, closing arguments, etc) and training on representation of diverse populations, including units on working with translators, cross-cultural representation, and multi-cultural sensitivities. The clinic's litigation component requires students to work with statutes, cases, and international sources. Students also collaborate with psychologists, social workers, translators, and experts to develop their motions, briefs, and witness examinations. Finally, students engage in community lawyering projects such as community education and policy research. Students should be available either Monday or Friday mornings for court.

This course fulfills the professional skills requirement for graduation.

NOTE: Please see the Clinical Program website for more details. http://law.asu.edu/clinics

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 6
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: As needed for case
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: There are no class pre-requisites and Spanish is NOT required
Special Withdrawal Course: Because of administrative considerations and professional obligations to courts and clients, no student pre-registered for a clinical offering shall be allowed to drop the clinic later than one month preceding the first day of classes, or to add the clinic, unless approval is obtained from the Director of the Clinical Program.
Limited Enrollment Number: 6 - Must fill out questioner available at clinic webpage prior to enrollment
Final Exam Given: No
Mid Term or Other Exam: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: None
Participation Points: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Independent Study



SLN #: 13059
Course Prefix: LAW-781
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 1-3
Instructor(s):

Course Description:
A student wishing to pursue independent study or fieldwork for credit must obtain approval of the Associate Dean and the consent of a faculty member to supervise a proposed project and must submit a statement in detail, defining the area of study and justifying the proposal. The faculty member assigns the amount of credit that the proposal justifies. In awarding credit to a student for an independent study paper, a faculty member should require a quantum of work from the student which approximates the amount of work expected from students enrolled in a regular course taken for the same number of credits. Faculty members should set minimum lengths for independent study papers based upon the complexity of the subject, the existing volume of literature on the topic, the number of redrafts required to complete the assignment, and the originality of the student's work product. Although exact guidelines cannot be formulated in awarding credit, past practices indicate that a paper of at least 50-75 pages, which has been redrafted one or more times after review by the faculty member, will be required for three credits. Papers of roughly 35-50 pages (with one redraft) should be required for two credits, and a minimum of 25 pages (with one redraft) for one credit. An independent study can be either graded or pass/fail at the discretion of the supervising professor.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1-3
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Indian Legal Clinic



SLN #: 14534
Course Prefix: LAW-776
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Ferguson-Bohnee

Course Description:
The Indian Legal Clinic provides students with the opportunity to work under the supervision of an experienced faculty supervisor to gain practical experience (1) working on real cases involving issues of tribal law and federal Indian law, and (2) representing real clients in tribal, state, and federal court, as well as in administrative proceedings. The Clinic’s practice is broad: students will have the opportunity to work on civil and criminal cases, and also do policy and transactional work. Clinic students handle all aspects of law practice, including time-keeping; client interviewing and counseling; drafting pleadings, motions, briefs, opinion letters and contracts; appearing in court; conducting discovery; and conducting trials, mediations, and arbitrations. There is also an advanced seminar component of the Clinic based on simulation exercises designed to help students develop trial skills including advanced interviewing, fact investigation, case theory development, client counseling, discovery, negotiation, ADR, and courtroom advocacy. Clinic students participate in weekly staff meetings to discuss pending cases and potential new cases. Attendance at seminars and staff meetings is mandatory. Students are expected to complete 20 hours of Clinic work per week which includes client work, seminar work, and Clinic meetings. Student-attorneys are also required to attend weekly staff meetings. Students will be required to attend trainings outside of regularly-scheduled class throughout the semester. The Clinic is a graded 6-credit course with no pass/fail option available. Enrollment is limited to 5 students and Federal Indian Law I and Evidence are co-requisites--these courses can be taken before enrollment in the Clinic or at the same time. Students are encouraged to take Evidence prior to enrolling in the Indian Legal Clinic. The Indian Legal Clinic is required for students participating in the Indian Law Certificate program. This course fulfills the professional skills requirement for graduation.

NOTE: Please see the Clinical Program website for more details as well as the application. http://law.asu.edu/clinics

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 6
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Federal Indian Law is a corequisite; Evidence is a corequisite
Special Withdrawal Course: Because of administrative considerations and professional obligations to courts and clients, no student pre-registered for a clinical offering shall be allowed to drop the clinic later than one month preceding the first day of classes, or to add the clinic, unless approval is obtained from the Director of the Clinical Program.
Limited Enrollment Number: 5
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance required at all seminars and staffings
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Indian Legal Research



SLN #: 20631
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 020
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Difelice;Herrera

Course Description:
This course will teach students how to research Federal Indian law and tribal law issues. In addition to providing instruction about how to use particular research tools and sources, this course will teach students how to analyze research problems and how and why to use particular types of sources in their legal analysis. Students will have several research assignments to complete, and the instructors will provide feedback on each assignment. Instructors: Beth DiFelice and Tamara Herrera.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Innovation Adv. Legal Clinic (Client Component)



SLN #: 17816
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 008
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Coury

Course Description:
Course Description: The Innovation Advancement Legal Clinic (IALC) is a transactional clinical offering for law students at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. IALC is part of a multi-disciplinary program, the Innovation Advancement Program (IAP), in which law students can partner with graduate students from business, engineering, and the sciences to assist emerging technology companies with their start up efforts. IALC students assist entrepreneurial clients with legal issues, such as business entity formation, contract drafting, IP, IP audits, and/or employment law. Furthermore, classroom topics also discuss raising capital, valuation techniques, sources of capital, commercialization strategies, and other topics that technology entrepreneurs and innovators experience in the infancy of their ventures. This is an opportunity to get “hands on” legal experience, work with real clients, and learn from students and professionals with varied backgrounds and experiences. A technology background IS NOT REQUIRED nor critical to success in the course. Either Business Organizations or Intro to IP are pre/co-requisite courses for the clinic. NOTE: This clinic will be divided into two components: 1. two credit hour classroom-based component which will be graded on a numeric or letter scale 2. four credit hour client-focused component which will be graded on a pass/fail basis. The IAP is now accepting applications for the Spring 2012 semester. Click on the following link for more details http://law.asu.edu.iap

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Innovation Advancement Legal Clinic



SLN #: 14535
Course Prefix: LAW-777
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Coury

Course Description:
The Innovation Advancement Legal Clinic (IALC) is a transactional clinical offering for law students at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. IALC is part of a multi-disciplinary program, the Innovation Advancement Program (IAP), in which law students can partner with graduate students from business, engineering, and the sciences to assist emerging technology companies with their start up efforts. IALC students assist entrepreneurial clients with legal issues, such as business entity formation, contract drafting, IP, IP audits, and/or employment law. Furthermore, classroom topics also discuss raising capital, valuation techniques, sources of capital, commercialization strategies, and other topics that technology entrepreneurs and innovators experience in the infancy of their ventures. This is an opportunity to get “hands on” legal experience, work with real clients, and learn from students and professionals with varied backgrounds and experiences. A technology background IS NOT REQUIRED nor critical to success in the course. Either Business Organizations or Intro to IP are pre/co-requisite courses for the clinic. NOTE: This clinic will be divided into two components: 1. two credit hour classroom-based component which will be graded on a numeric or letter scale 2. four credit hour client-focused component which will be graded on a pass/fail basis. The IAP is now acception applications for the Spring 2012 semester. Click on the following link for more detail http://law.asu.edu/IAP

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Either Business Organizations or Intro to IP are pre/co-requisite courses for the clinic.
Special Withdrawal Course: Because of administrative considerations and professional obligations to courts and clients, no student pre-registered for a clinical offering shall be allowed to drop the clinic later than one month preceding the first day of classes, or to add the clinic, unless approval is obtained from the Director of the Clinical Program.
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Intellectual Property



SLN #: 20497
Course Prefix: LAW-664
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Sylvester

Course Description:
This course will survey the laws conventionally grouped as “intellectual property,” with a focus on patents, copyrights, and trademarks. The policy rationales for each body of law will be explored. The course will be particularly relevant for two types of students: (i) those who are unsure they want to specialize in IP and want a general introduction, and (ii) those who do not have room in the schedules to take all of the upper-level offerings here at ASU.

The course is not appropriate for students that have already taken the upper level courses in Copyright, Trademark, and Patents and students who have taken these offerings may be withdrawn.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Intellectual Property in Cyberspace



SLN #: 13106
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 015
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Karjala

Course Description:
This class seeks to delve deeply into current copyright, patent, and trademark topics ("intellectual property") that relate to digital technologies ("cyberspace") by means of a thorough reading of the assigned materials and vigorous class discussion. A willingness to read and think is mandatory, but otherwise no particular background is required. Those who have had some IP already should find their knowledge richer, and those who have no such background may have to do some digging here and there. The goal is for all of us to think hard about real doctrinal and policy problems associated with digital technologies and the internet. I would vastly prefer to do this without the distraction of a final exam or grade. In principle, therefore, I would be prepared to give an "A" to every student who attends, actively participates, and tenders a good paper. Whether I can do this, however, depends on whether more than 50% of the class meet these criteria for an "A" and, if so, whether I can get a waiver from the Dean to give that many "A" grades. So, whatever final curve is ultimately permitted, the final grade will be based 50% on attendance and classroom participation and 50% on a paper relating to any aspect of the course that we discuss (or on an agreed topic). There will be no formal final exam.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Copyright or Commercial Torts recommended
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Paper required
Participation Points: Grades will depend heavily on class participation
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance is mandatory
Online Course Site: Blackboard




International Business Transactions



SLN #: 15987
Course Prefix: LAW-768
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Fellmeth

Course Description:
An introduction to the U.S., foreign and international law regulating cross-border business transactions and to the structure of cross-border business deals. Topics include: regulation of imports and exports of goods and services; foreign direct investment; international corporate formation, mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations; international protection of intellectual property; international employment law issues; cross-border lending; international antitrust; and international dispute resolution options. Because international transactions are becoming an increasingly important part of every kind of transactional and administrative law, this course should prove useful to most students who intend to practice in any field of corporate, commercial, or regulatory law.

Students who take Customs and Int'l Trade will not be allowed to take this course for credit.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: Contracts and Business Organizations
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Participation Points: Up to 3
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




International Contracts



SLN #: 20491
Course Prefix: LAW-614
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Calleros

Course Description:
This course will explore the laws applicable to international contractual relations, focusing heavily on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Along the way, we will touch on a few other topics, such as choice of law rules, a comparison of selected UCC sections with CISG provisions, and a comparison of the contract law of selected foreign nations with that in the United States. We will end the course with an introduction to international arbitration as a means of dispute resolution. The final grade will be based primarily on a final exam and secondarily on possible periodic quizzes and possible small-group research papers.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Mid Term or Other Exam: Possible periodic quizzes
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Possible small group papers, if we have time
Participation Points: Prof. reserves discretion with policies
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




International Law of Armed Conflict



SLN #: 21083
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 021
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Fellmeth

Course Description:
A course on the international law governing armed conflicts in domestic and international settings. The course will briefly discuss the ius ad bellum, or international law relating to the decision of when and how to use armed force, but will focus on the ius in bello, or law relating to how hostilities, once initiated, may be conducted. It will conclude with a brief discussion of the international criminal law respecting war crimes.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Participation Points: Up to 20% of the grade
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Intro Corp Tax & Policy



SLN #: 23587
Course Prefix: LAW-394
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Sage

Course Description:


Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Skills Requirement: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Intro to Int'l Comparative Law



SLN #: 21625
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: A01
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Chamboredon

Course Description:
Dr Anthony Chamboredon
Senior lecturer at Paris Descartes University
Faculty coordinator for European and International affairs
Director of the Master Degree « Common law and Comparative law
President of the Franco-Chinese Association for Legal studies and Researches
Member of the « Maurice Hauriou Research Center
Member of the « Société de législation comparée Senior Lecturer at Science Po Paris

The class will meet January 3 - 6th from 9:00 am - 12:15pm. A two hour written exam will be administered at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 7th

INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE LAW
Legal cultures and globalisation Classically, an introduction to “comparative law” is aimed at describing various legal systems of the world. Such a project may seem rather utopian, and this is the reason why “comparatists” have never received much contemplation from their colleagues. Very often the comparatist stereotype is that of a “library rat”, lost in conceptual considerations which don’t really matter to most people, either because they are unrealistic and not taken seriously, or because his hypotheses are so specific that they are unverifiable or so “general” that they have no practical value. Despite a renewed interest in comparative law studies, the endoxa of lawyers remains sceptical and has little consideration for comparative law as a legal discipline. Actually, comparative methodology is belittled by asserting that “we always compare things, civil law, contractual law, acquisitive prescriptions; all these legal institutions or techniques do exist, but there is no comparative law as such.” Despite comparatitist’ efforts to turn ‘comparative law’ into an autonomous scientific discipline, the current dominant viewpoint is that it is only a methodology applied to law, nothing more; however, this is already not in all bad!

Our introduction might appear more realistic if we do limit our aim to the definition of comparative methodology itself applied to law. Right away, we discover all the interest and specificity of this methodology, and its great relevance in our increasingly “mediatised” world of globalisation. Such an interest is not limited to an acquisition of knowledge regarding other legal cultures, it also concerns their recognition, the recognition of their differences, of their diversity; which itself invites us to be aware of the diversity within our own legal culture, our own legal identity.

Thus, comparative methodology applied to law helps us to reflect upon dialectic links between two phenomena, which may initially seem mutually excluding each other: the diversity of legal cultures and the law globalisation. In a problematic way, should we consider the present process of globalisation simply as a global trend towards uniformity that inevitability should entail an acculturation of local legal identities? - While observing phenomena of circulation and reception of legal models throughout the world, comparatists may offer an heuristic clarification regarding this debate between the preservation of legal identities and globalisation, between legal diversity and legal identity, the local law and the global law.

In order to offer some elements of analysis, our introductory seminars are divided into five progressive steps, each one of which represents a contributory element of the comparative methodology applied to law and participate to the debate on legal cultures and globalization:

I – Meanings of Comparison in law
II – Functions of Comparison in law
III – Methods of comparison in law
IV – Fates of Comparison in law
V – Applications of Comparison in law

Day I - Meanings
Reading Assignments:
- Kahn-Freund, Otto, "Comparative Law as an Academic Subject" (1966) 82 LQR 40
To go further:
- Zweigert, Konrad and Hein Kötz (Tony Weir, trans.) Introduction to Comparative Law. Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press, 3rd ed., 1998.
- Schlesinger, R. Comparative law, Mineola, N.Y. : Foundation Press, 1998

Day II - Functions
Reading Assignments:
- Kahn-Freund, Otto,"On Uses and Misuses of Comparative Law", (1974) 37 MLR 1
- "The Aims of Comparative Law" de H. Patrick Glenn in J. Smits, ed., Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law. Edward Elgar, 2006
To go further:
- Farber, D.A.,"The Hermeneutic Tourist : Statutory Interpretation in Comparative Perspective", (1996) 81 Cornell Law Review 513
- Atiyah, P.S., and R.S. Summers. Form and Substance in Anglo-American Law: a comparative study of legal reasoning, legal theory and legal institutions. (Oxford: Clarendon, 1987)

Day III - Methods
Reading Assignments:
- Reitz, John. "How to Do Comparative Law." (1998) 46 American Journal of Comparative Law (4) 617
- Orucu, E., 2007, "'Methodological Aspects Of Comparative Law'", European Journal of Law Reform, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 29-42.
To go further:
- Orucu, E., 2009, Comparative Law, The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal history, Katz, Stanley N, New York.

Day IV - Fates
Reading Assignment:
- Walther Hug, The History of Comparative Law, Harvard Law Review, Vol. 45, No. 6 (Apr., 1932), pp. 1027-1070
To go further:
-.Fletcher, George. "Comparative Law as a Subversive Discipline." (1998) 46 American Journal of Comparative Law (4) 683.

Day V – Applications
Reading Assignment:
- Lasser, Mitchel. "Judicial (Self-) Portraits: Judicial Discourse in the French Legal System." (1995) 104 Yale Law Journal 1325
- Legrand, P. "European Legal Systems are not Converging" 45 (1996) ICLQ 52
To go further:
- Sacco, R. "Legal Formants: a Dynamic Approach to Comparative Law (part 1)." (1991) 39 American Journal of Comparative Law 1
- Glenn, H. Patrick. Legal Traditions of the World: Sustainable Diversity in Law. New York: Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2004.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Introduction to English Legal History



SLN #: 13085
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 008
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Rose

Course Description:
Description: The origins of the many of the characteristic institutions of the Anglo-American Common can all be traced back to the English medieval Common Law. These institutions include the courts and jurisdictional notions, a professional judiciary, an organized legal profession, the rules of procedure and pleading, and the reporting of cases. In addition, many modern legal doctrines have their origins in the English medieval Common Law. The course will focus on the creation of the Common Law as a legal system during the 12th and 13th centuries and on its subsequent development down to the 17th century. The course will also introduce the basic notions of substantive law in areas such as property, contract, tort, and criminal law and their development during the same time period. The course will make extensive use of original sources in English translation as well as secondary literature. Additional instruction will be available for students who wish to learn how to work with primary sources in their original language and form.

Materials: J.H. Baker, An Introduction to English Legal History (4th ed. 2002); Selections Copied from J.H. Baker & S.F.C., Sources of English Legal History: Private Law to 1750 (1986)(obtain from College of Law); Materials provided by the instructor.

Student Responsibility: This course will meet twice a week with two 1 1/2 hour sessions. Students are expected to attend and participate in the discussion. Each student will write a 25 page paper on a topic of their choice, approved by the instructor. There may be periodic short (2-3 pages) written assignments regarding particular areas of study. The grade will be based on the paper, shorter assignments and classroom contributions.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Maybe
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Introduction to Law and Economics



SLN #: 20513
Course Prefix: LAW-739
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Depianto

Course Description:
Since its foundation some 40-50 years ago, the economic analysis of law has gained significant traction among policy-makers and jurists. This mode of legal analysis applies the insights, assumptions and normative commitments of microeconomics to legal rules and actors. In light of its simplifying assumptions -- chief among them, the notion that individuals respond "rationally" to the incentives contained in legal rules -- the field of law and economics has produced a number of useful (although controversial) observations in a wide variety of doctrinal areas. This course will provide a grounding in the basic conceptual tools of the field and offer a glimpse into its applications in tort, contract, property, and beyond. No prior training in economics is required.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Judicial Remedies



SLN #: 13082
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Campbell

Course Description:
This course canvasses the types of remedies that a court may award for civil wrongs. Particular attention will be give to injunctions and their enforcement. The course will also consider the advantages and disadvantages of the various types of remedies from the perspectives of economic efficiency, fairness, corrective justice, and the needs of the client.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Jurimetrics Journal



SLN #: 13083
Course Prefix: LAW-771
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 1-3
Instructor(s): Chodorow

Course Description:
Web Site: http://www.law.asu.edu/jurimetrics

Jurimetrics, The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, published quarterly, is the journal of the American Bar Association Section of Science and Technology and the Center for the Study of Law, Science, and Technology of the ASU College of Law.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1-3
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Jurisprudence



SLN #: 26435
Course Prefix: LAW-616
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): White

Course Description:

"Law, says the judge, as he looks down his nose,
Speaking clearly, and most severely,
Law is, as I’ve told you before,
Law is, as you know I suppose,
Law is, but let me explain it once more,
Law is The Law."
W. H. Auden

This course in contemporary analytic jurisprudence (or philosophy of law) explores the puzzlement of Mr. Auden’s judge, beginning with three ‘commonplaces’ about law: law is a matter of social fact, law possesses some sort of authority, and law is (supposed to be) for the common good. We shall see in what way (and how successfully) various jurisprudential doctrines (e.g., legal positivism, natural-law theory, legal realism) come to terms with these commonplaces.

Our main (but not necessarily exclusive) text will be Mark C. Murphy, Philosophy of Law: The Fundamentals (Blackwell Publishing, 2007).

Course grade will be primarily determined by two examinations: There will be a mid-term examination that will be either in-class or take-home. And there will be a take-home final examination that will be, in effect, a ‘directed paper’, with a considerable variety of choice given with respect to topic.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: The take-home final will, in effect, approximate a 'directed paper'. With instructor's approval, an actual term paper may be substituted for it.
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
Mid Term or Other Exam: Yes: Either in-class or take-home--to be determined.
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Land Use Planning



SLN #: 26438
Course Prefix: LAW-636
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Gammage;Artigue

Course Description:
This course focuses on governmental regulation of land use and real estate development. Coverage will include a heavy emphasis on constitutional aspects of land use regulation. The bulk of the course will deal with zoning, including inverse condemnation, zoning administration, variances, rezoning, nonconforming uses, exclusionary zoning (density and building size restrictions and use restriction). We will also cover aesthetic and architectural control, landmark preservation, subdivision regulation, and regulation of urban growth.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes
Online Course Site: None




Law and Literature



SLN #: 13090
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 010
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Murphy

Course Description:
LAW AND LITERATURE: This course will concentrate on exploring two works of literature with a primary emphasis on the issues of punishment, responsibility, forgiveness, and mercy. The course will begin with a discussion of Ronald Dworkin’s essay “How Law is Like Literature” (supplied on the course blackboard)and will then move into a discussion of Herman Melville’s BILLY BUDD, SAILOR. This novella was left unfinished at Melville’s death, and many different versions have been published. For this course, it is important that the student have an edition (ordered for the course) that uses the reading text prepared by Hayford and Sealts. After Melville, we will spend several weeks--and (depending on the extent of class discussion) perhaps the remainder of the course--on Dostoevsky's novel CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. It is vital that the student use only the recent translation of this novel (ordered for the course) by Pevear and Volokhonsky. NOTE WELL: THE INSTRUCTOR DOES NOT ALLOW LAPTOP COMPUTERS TO BE USED OR EVEN OPENED DURING CLASS.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: None
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 30
Final Exam Given: No
Mid Term or Other Exam: OBJECTIVE QUIZ ON FINAL DAY OF CLASS (THIS QUIZ WILL CONSIST OF IDENTIFICATION QUESTIONS THAT CAN BE ANSWERED ONLY BY THOSE WHO HAVE ACTUALLY READ THE ASSIGNED READINGS RATHER THAN, FOR EXAMPLE, CLIFF NOTES)
Paper or In-Class Presentation: No
Participation Points: USEFUL PARTICIPATION MIGHT BE USED TO DECIDE BORDERLINE CASES
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: LAPTOP COMPUTERS MAY NOT BE USED OR EVEN OPENED DURING CLASS
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Law and Psychology



SLN #: 16137
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 004
Credit Hours: 2/3
Instructor(s): Demaine

Course Description:
This seminar provides students with an overview of classic and modern research in the field of law and psychology. Students should obtain an understanding of how psychology has been and could be used to inform law and social policy in a variety of civil and criminal domains, including the legislative process, criminal investigations, and corrections.

No background in statistics or experimental methodology is required. Students may take the seminar for either two or three credits. Those who select the latter option will be responsible for completing additional assignments and more involved assignments than those pursuing the former option (e.g., submitting comments and questions on the weekly readings, identifying and discussing supplemental materials in class, and submitting a lengthier final paper).

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2/3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Depends on number of credits
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Law Journal



SLN #: 13070
Course Prefix: LAW-770
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 1-3
Instructor(s): Hessick

Course Description:
The purpose of the Journal is to produce, edit, and publish high quality works of legal scholarship. The operational and editorial functions of the Journal are run by students. Participation on Law Journal is hard but rewarding work. For those eligible, the journal provides one of the finest avenues for legal education thus far developed. Its work contributes to the student's intellectual advancement, to the development of law, to the legal profession, and to the stature of the law school.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1-3
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Law, Accounting, and Finance



SLN #: 13084
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 004
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Friedman

Course Description:
This course is designed to introduce the basic elements of financial accounting to attorneys. This course will present the “Fundamentals of Accounting” as well as the “Accounting Principles” that form the foundation for current day accounting. The students will gain an understanding of Financial Statements, Financial Statement and Auditing reporting requirements and a general overview of the entities that set the rules, ethics and standards for the accounting profession. The course is divided into three (3) sections consisting of the introduction of accounting, forensic and valuation issues and the examination and cross-examination of accountants

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Law, Justice & Democracy



SLN #: 13113
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 018
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Sigler

Course Description:
This seminar will address select issues in American law and politics from a philosophical perspective, centering on the meaning and institutions of justice in a democratic polity. Topics will include (among others) distributive justice, judicial review, campaign finance, voting rights, punishment, and torture. In addition to the relevant case law, readings will be drawn from historical and contemporary legal and political scholarship and commentary.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: More than two unexcused absences may result in withdrawal
Online Course Site: None




Law, Litigation & Science



SLN #: 17808
Course Prefix: LAW-633
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Saks

Course Description:
This course aims to fill a gap in the education of most lawyers, namely, how to effectively think about and use empirical evidence. How do lawyers and the law obtain needed facts about the way the world works, evaluate those facts, and employ them in making law as well as in deciding cases? The course will improve your skills in dissecting an opponent’s evidence and in presenting your own more intelligently and effectively. Although the materials of the course emphasize cases involving social science data, the intellectual skills and legal issues are equally applicable to any other kind of empirical evidence in law (e.g., biomedical, economic, forensic science, etc.), and some of the cases and materials we will use involve those other subject matters. The course has these goals: (1) To assist students in developing an ability to think rigorously and critically about factual assertions and the evidence offered in their support. (2) To understand the evolving doctrine that governs how the law obtains, evaluates, and gives legal effect to empirical knowledge. (3) To examine these issues in their legal context, as they occur in a wide range of substantive legal areas.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Paper or In-Class Presentation: No
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance necessary. More than a minimum number of absences may result in negative participation points and possible withdrawal with a grade of 64. Students who are present in body but unprepared may receive negative participation points.
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Legal Advocacy



SLN #: 13066
Course Prefix: LAW-524
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Stinson

Course Description:
This two-credit course builds on the skills learned in the first semester Legal Method and Writing course. The principal focuses of this course are to teach students the basics of: 1) persuasive writing and 2) oral advocacy. In addition, this course reinforces legal analysis, organizational skills, citation format, and basic legal research skills.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Several
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Legal Method & Writing
Final Exam Given: No
Participation Points: Per Statement of Policies
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Legal Advocacy



SLN #: 13072
Course Prefix: LAW-524
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Stinson

Course Description:
This two-credit course builds on the skills learned in the first semester Legal Method and Writing course. The principal focuses of this course are to teach students the basics of: 1) persuasive writing; 2) oral advocacy; and 3) proper legal citation format. In addition, this course reinforces legal analysis, organizational skills, and basic legal research skills.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Legal Method & Writing
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Legal Advocacy



SLN #: 13075
Course Prefix: LAW-524
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Herrera

Course Description:
This two-credit course builds on the skills learned in the first semester Legal Method and Writing course. The principal focuses of this course are to teach students the basics of: 1) persuasive writing; 2) oral advocacy; and 3) proper legal citation format. In addition, this course reinforces legal analysis, organizational skills, and basic legal research skills.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Legal Advocacy



SLN #: 13077
Course Prefix: LAW-524
Course Section: 004
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Langenfeld

Course Description:
This two-credit course builds on the skills learned in the first semester Legal Method and Writing course. The principal focuses of this course are to teach students the basics of: 1) persuasive writing; 2) oral advocacy; and 3) proper legal citation format. In addition, this course reinforces legal analysis, organizational skills, and basic legal research skills.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Legal Advocacy



SLN #: 13117
Course Prefix: LAW-524
Course Section: 005
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Noreuil

Course Description:
This two-credit course builds on the skills learned in the first semester Legal Method and Writing course. The principal focuses of this course are to teach students the basics of: 1) persuasive writing; 2) oral advocacy; and 3) proper legal citation format. In addition, this course reinforces legal analysis, organizational skills, and basic legal research skills.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Legal Advocacy



SLN #: 13095
Course Prefix: LAW-524
Course Section: 006
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Holst

Course Description:
This two-credit course builds on the skills learned in the first semester Legal Method and Writing course. The principal focuses of this course are to teach students the basics of persuasive writing and oral advocacy. Additionally, this course reinforces legal analysis and reasoning, organizational skills, and basic legal research skills.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Legal Advocacy



SLN #: 17798
Course Prefix: LAW-524
Course Section: 007
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Sperling

Course Description:
This two-credit course builds on the skills learned in the first semester Legal Method and Writing course. The principal focuses of this course are to teach students the basics of: 1) persuasive writing; 2) oral advocacy; and 3) proper legal citation format. In addition, this course reinforces legal analysis, organizational skills, and basic legal research skills.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Legal Advocacy



SLN #: 26466
Course Prefix: LAW-524
Course Section: 008
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Sperling

Course Description:
This two-credit course builds on the skills learned in the first semester Legal Method and Writing course. The principal focuses of this course are to teach students the basics of: 1) persuasive writing; 2) oral advocacy; and 3) proper legal citation format. In addition, this course reinforces legal analysis, organizational skills, and basic legal research skills.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Legal Advocacy



SLN #: 26467
Course Prefix: LAW-524
Course Section: 009
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Chesler

Course Description:
This two-credit course builds on the skills learned in the first semester Legal Method and Writing course. The principal focuses of this course are to teach students the basics of: 1) persuasive writing; 2) oral advocacy; and 3) proper legal citation format. In addition, this course reinforces legal analysis, organizational skills, and basic legal research skills.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Legal Advocacy



SLN #: 26468
Course Prefix: LAW-524
Course Section: 010
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Chesler

Course Description:
This two-credit course builds on the skills learned in the first semester Legal Method and Writing course. The principal focuses of this course are to teach students the basics of: 1) persuasive writing; 2) oral advocacy; and 3) proper legal citation format. In addition, this course reinforces legal analysis, organizational skills, and basic legal research skills.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Legal Analysis



SLN #: 13096
Course Prefix: LAW-598
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Rosen

Course Description:


Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Skills Requirement: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Legal Issues in Employment Law



SLN #: 19627
Course Prefix: LAW-394
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Schatzki

Course Description:


Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Skills Requirement: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Legislation



SLN #: 17875
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 011
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Karin

Course Description:
This course is about statutes and the institutions that create them. It covers theoretical and practical components of legislation and statutory construction. With a primary focus on the federal experience, the course may include: an introduction to legislative drafting, the process by which a bill becomes a law, regulation over the process, and how courts interpret statutes once they have been enacted into law.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Legislative Externship



SLN #: 13105
Course Prefix: LAW-785
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Bender

Course Description:
Legislative internship students are selected in a competitive process administered by the Career Services office at the College of Law. Students should contact Career Services for admission forms and information. Legislative externs apply and are selected in the fall semester. There are 6 intern positions at the Arizona Legislature for spring 2011: House Rules (2), Senate Rules (2), House Democrat Staff (1), and Legislative Council (1. Students from all the three Arizona law schools apply for the positions. The only partisan position is the House Democrat. Students are placed in the positions and cannot choose where they want to be placed.

All Legal Legislative Interns earn 6 pass/fail credit hours. To receive these credits, a student must work 60 hours for each credit earned resulting in a total of 360 hours of work. Students, who begin the internship on or about January 14, will work for 15 weeks including Spring Break, and complete the internship around April 21. Students who start and finish on dates other than those described will adjust their schedules so that they complete the required 360 hours of work for the 6 credits earned.

When contemplating applying for a Legislative Internship, be sure to note that the College of Law will recognize no more that 12 credits of externship credit, including the 6 Legal Legislative Internship credits. If you do not have the appropriate number of credits (6) available to you, you will not be allowed to participate with the legal Legislative Internship program.

Among other opportunities, legislative interns work closely with legislative counsel to analyze proposed state legislation for constitutionality. It is strongly recommended that legislative intern students take Arizona Constitutional Law as either a pre-requisite or a co-requisite. In addition to the on-site work experience provided at the Arizona legislature, an academic component of the internship is provided by Professor Paul Bender at the College of Law. Professor Bender meets with legislative internship students periodically throughout the semester to review their work and discuss their experiences. Professor Bender will contact the spring intern students by e-mail to set up the first meeting of the academic component.



Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 6
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic



SLN #: 17814
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 005
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Gross

Course Description:
The Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic provides students with hands-on experience in real-world patent prosecution, licensing and litigation. The clinic is open to students having a background in science and engineering who are qualified to sit for the Patent Bar exam as well as students with a non-technical background who have a strong interest in patent law. Faculty will attempt to match students’ areas of technical expertise with available projects.

Students who have already completed the three-credit Patent Licensing & Enforcement course will enroll in the clinic for three credits. Students who have not completed Patent Licensing & Enforcement are required to enroll in the three-credit version of this course which is taught every other Fall semester (this course will be offered in the Fall 2013 semester) by Steven Lisa and other attorneys who work with Steven G. Lisa, Ltd. During semesters in which the 3-credit version of this course is not offered, students who have not already completed the course will be required to enroll in a one-credit course which consists of a lecture-based version of the material covered in Patent Licensing & Enforcement and will be held on Friday immediately following the clinic meeting.

Additional recommended pre or co-requisites include Patent Law or Patent Preparation & Prosecution. The clinic will be supervised by active practitioner, Michelle Gross (private practice).

Additionally, attorneys affiliated with the Law Offices of Steven G. Lisa, Ltd. will contribute to instruction. The 3-credit version of the clinic will be graded and the fourth credit (Patent Licensing & Enforcement course, when offered in place of the separate 3-credit Patent Licensing & Enforcement course) will be pass/fail.

This course fulfills the professional skills requirement for graduation.

NOTE: Please see the Clinical Program website for more details as well as the application. http://law.asu.edu/clinics

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Patent Licensing & Enforcement is a required pre or co-requisite; Patent Law or Patent Prosecution are pre or co-requisites
Special Withdrawal Course: Because of administrative considerations and professional obligations to courts and clients, no student pre-registered for a clinical offering shall be allowed to drop the clinic later than one month preceding the first day of classes, or to add the clinic, unless approval is obtained from the Director of the Clinical Program.
Limited Enrollment Number: 12
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes
Online Course Site: None




Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic (Patent Licensing)



SLN #: 17815
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 006
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Gross

Course Description:
Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic Students who have not already completed the 3 credit Patent Licensing & Enforcement course will be required to enroll in this one-credit course which consists of a lecture-based version of the material covered in Patent Licensing & Enforcement and will be held on Friday immediately following the clinic meeting.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Local Government Law



SLN #: 26652
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 026
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Garnett

Course Description:
As the level of government closest to the daily lives of most people, local government provides a fascinating variety of contexts for legal problems, from First Amendment speech and religion issues to subdivision regulations. The goal of this course will be to provide the student with a firm conceptual framework for analysis of municipal legal issues, combined with a sense of the real world challenges and dilemmas confronting attorneys who counsel or otherwise deal with local government entities. Initially, the course will examine the structures, functions and powers of cities, counties, towns, and special districts, with emphasis on home rule and state law preemption. In addition to descriptive analysis, the course will touch on the "normative" question of what functions are best performed at the local rather than state or federal levels of government. This section will cover citizen participation in the local legislative process including initiative, referendum, recall, public meeting and public records laws. In addition, the course will provide an overview of the status of municipalities under federal civil rights laws, municipal immunity under state law, and the special legal requirements for litigation against municipal entities. The course will examine local government on a general level through the text material, with supplementation illustrating the Arizona position on key issues. Several case studies with which the instructor, as former city attorney for Scottsdale, was personally involved, will add particularity to the conceptual framework. Among these will be the legal and strategic tools available to local governments for dealing with sexually oriented businesses and the complex and timely topic of financing services through exactions in the nature of impact fees.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: 15 page paper (40% of grade)
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Mid Term or Other Exam: 3 in-class quizzes (60% of grade)
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Mediation Clinic



SLN #: 13109
Course Prefix: LAW-775
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Hinshaw

Course Description:
Course Description: The Mediation Clinic provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about alternatives to litigation while gaining practical experience in the mediation process. The objectives of the Mediation Clinic include helping students develop a broad perspective of the role of law and lawyers in our society, a better understanding of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes, and enhanced skills in communication, negotiation and problem-solving. Students should expect to spend, on average, up to 4 -5 hours per week on out-of-class assignments during the second half of the semester, primarily serving as a co-mediator in a local Justice Court, observing professional mediations, or participating in other dispute resolution programs on and off campus. To schedule these out-of-class assignments, students must have at least 2 four-hour blocks of free time during business hours - full mornings (8 AM-noon) or full afternoons (1-5 PM) - excluding Friday afternoons. It is highly recommended to have at least one block of time during morning hours. In addition to regular class meetings, there will be three training sessions scheduled for Friday, January 13th, 4pm - 9pm; Saturday, January 14th, 9am - 5pm; and Saturday, January 21st, 9am – 5pm. Attendance is mandatory for all classes and the skills workshops. There will be no final examination, but students will be asked to write reflective essays following each out-of-class experience and will make a presentation to the entire class. The Mediation Clinic will count toward the 66 credit requirement for Order of the Coif. Additionally, students must pass a background check before being allowed to mediate in the Justice Court Mediation Program. This course fulfills the professional skills requirement for graduation. NOTE: Students interested in taking the course must submit a one page statement of intent and meet with Professor Hinshaw prior to being permitted to enroll. The statement of intent is due to Suzanne Lynn in Room 265 or at suzanne.lynn@asu.edu by Wednesday, October 26th at noon and should explain why the student is interested in enrolling in the Mediation Clinic. The meetings with Professor Hinshaw will take place November 3rd, 4th and 7th/. Additional Information: Credit Hours: 6 Grading Option: Graded Graduation Writing Requirement: No Seminar Writing Requirement: No Skills Requirement: Yes Final Exam Given: No Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 6
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Nanotechnology



SLN #: 20490
Course Prefix: LAW-607
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Marchant

Course Description:
Nanotechnology is the next “big thing” in technology and the law. Nanotechnology is the science of the small – the ability to manipulate and utilize materials at the “nanoscale” level, where they display unique and beneficial characteristics. Nanotechnology is expected to revolutionize electronics, medicine, agriculture, materials science, consumer products, manufacturing, and many other industries. Already, several hundred nanotechnology products are on the market, and many more are currently being developed. May law firms have recently established nanotechnology practice groups to help service this rapidly emerging new industry. This seminar will provide an overview of the legal and policy issues relating to nanotechnology, including risk management, national and international regulation, intellectual property, privacy issues, and liability issues.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Research Paper
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Paper Required
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Included in participation points
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Neg/Draft Business Contracts



SLN #: 26475
Course Prefix: LAW-494
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours:
Instructor(s): Zimmerman

Course Description:


Additional Information:
Skills Requirement: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Negotiation



SLN #: 13092
Course Prefix: LAW-733
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Schrage

Course Description:
This course examines all aspects of the negotiation process. Students will learn the principles and skills associated with interest-based and other negotiation methodologies by participating in a series of simulation exercises, both inside and outside of class. The simulations involve settlement and other types of negotiations in a wide variety of legal, business and governmental situations and will require substantial out-of-class preparation. The course materials include both theoretical and practical readings. The class culminates in a complex, multiparty negotiation simulation. Students will be required to create strategic negotiation plans prior to negotiating, document the results of their negotiations and evaluate their tactics and performance. Students will also be required to complete additional analysis-based writing assignments.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Limited Enrollment Number: 24
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Patent Litigation



SLN #: 13086
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 006
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Burns

Course Description:
Increasingly, disputes arise over patent rights, and these disputes frequently lead to litigation. This course will explore the nature of patent disputes ---- how they arise, the issues involved, and how they are resolved. Students will follow an example of a patent dispute from its inception to its resolution. Topics to be covered include (a) initial communications that frame the dispute, such as license demands, cease and desist letters and responsive communications; (b) pre-litigation investigation to provide sufficient grounds for asserting a patent infringement claim; (c) pre-suit negotiations to attempt to resolve the dispute; (d) alternative dispute resolution options; (e) preparation of a patent infringement complaint; (f) defenses to patent infringement; (g) written discovery, including electronic discovery, applicable to patent infringement cases; (h) depositions in patent infringement cases; (i) preparation for a Markman hearing in which the Court will decide the meaning of the patent claims alleged to have been infringed; (j) circumstances warranting a motion for summary judgment; and (k) trial strategy. The course does not assume any prior knowledge of patent law. Accordingly, the course will provide an overview of patent law issues relevant to patent disputes. Prior completion of, and/or concurrent enrollment in, Civil Procedure is strongly preferred. Prior completion of, and/or concurrent enrollment in Evidence and/or an introductory course addressing patent law is desirable, but not required.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: Civil Procedure I
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Patent Preparation & Prosecution



SLN #: 17873
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 007
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Noblitt

Course Description:
The course is targeted at teaching the fundamental knowledge and skills required for preparing patent applications for filing at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and pursuing them to issuance. The patent practitioner must be prepared to interview the inventor, learn the technology, and prepare the patent application. Further, the patent practitioner negotiates with the examiner and prosecutes the application. Clients expect the practitioner to provide useful counsel on how to pursue the application, options for appealing or otherwise overcoming adverse decisions, and protecting the technology from domestic and foreign competition. The course is designed to train the patent practitioner to understand the patent options for various technologies, clients, and situations. Students learn the basics of drafting patent applications, pursuing the patent application through the PTO process, meeting adverse decisions from the PTO, and maintaining the issued patent. The course also addresses anticipating litigation issues, protecting developing technologies, and pursuing patents abroad.”

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: Patent Law or Intellectual Property are recommended
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Post-Conviction Clinic



SLN #: 13073
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 007
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Popko

Course Description:
Year Long Course - Students enrolled in the Post-Conviction Clinic during the Fall 2011 semester, will enroll in an additional 3 credits for the Spring 2012 semester.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Privacy, Gov't & Emerging Technologies



SLN #: 21105
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 023
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Askland

Course Description:
This course takes place in D.C. The first class will be held on Tuesday, January 17th, and will meet on Mondays thereafter from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

This course will identify the sources for privacy protections in tort, statutory and Constitutional law. It then focus upon contemporary challenges arising from (1) government policies and (2) emerging technologies, in particular the increased use and functionality of electronic communications, encryptography and rapidly improving biotechnologies.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Professional Legal Writing (MLS)



SLN #: 20508
Course Prefix: LAW-596
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Walker

Course Description:
This on-line course aims to help non-lawyers learn how to organize a legal research project by analyzing the facts and identifying the issues involved, determining the research tools needed to correctly investigate the legal problem, and systematically using these tools to strengthen and support the desired legal argument. Students will complete research and writing exercises. Students most likely will prepare one memorandum of law.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Professional Responsibility



SLN #: 13080
Course Prefix: LAW-638
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Stuart

Course Description:
This class will meet Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:00 am - 9:55 am for 10 weeks. The last class will be held Thursday, March 15.

We will initially examine the law of lawyering and professional ethics from ground level (The Restatement (Third) of the Law of Lawyering, and The Arizona Rules of Professional Responsibility). Then we will take a wider view at the intersection of ethics and successful law practice. Rules and practice standards are pathways to understanding the complex calculus that is professional responsibility. The narrow view is an assessment of the “do nots” of the legal world. The wider view is not just an incidental adjunct to the law school curriculum. Nor is it merely a way for lawyers to stay out of trouble. It is central to the practice of law and so, to the understanding of that practice. We will read rules and study written standards as benchmarks. Case law in disciplinary and malpractice cases will advance the discussion. By the end of the semester, I hope to engage each student on the most important question of our professional lives. What can ethics contribute a lawyer’s professional life that is of enduring worth?

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Numeric Grade or Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 35
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Professional Responsibility



SLN #: 13108
Course Prefix: LAW-638
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Lynk

Course Description:


Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Skills Requirement: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Professional Responsibility



SLN #: 15995
Course Prefix: LAW-638
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Shely

Course Description:
This course will examine the law of lawyering with significant focus on the ethical rules by which attorneys should conduct themselves in their various professional roles. The course will also examine the common and statutory law applicable to lawyers. The ultimate objective of the course is to give students both a working knowledge of the law governing lawyers and the practice of law and legal ethics and an appreciation for the difficulties and challenges that the professional currently confronts.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 35
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance is required
Online Course Site: None




Property



SLN #: 13061
Course Prefix: LAW-523
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Feller

Course Description:
This course examines the nature of property within the American legal system, commencing with a study of the fundamental principles of property acquisition and ownership. The course covers common law doctrines of property law, private agreements with respect to property use and acquisition, and the governmental regulation of property through zoning and eminent domain. This is a survey course that will be useful to students in legal practice and it sets the foundation for advanced work in real estate law, real estate construction and development, and condemnation proceedings.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Property



SLN #: 13076
Course Prefix: LAW-523
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Herrera

Course Description:
This course examines the nature of property within the American legal system, commencing with a study of the fundamental principles of property acquisition and ownership. The course covers common law doctrines of property law, private agreements with respect to property use and acquisition, and the governmental regulation of property through zoning and eminent domain. This is a survey course that will be useful to students in legal practice and it sets the foundation for advanced work in real estate law, real estate construction and development, and condemnation proceedings.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Property



SLN #: 17797
Course Prefix: LAW-523
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Kramer

Course Description:
This course examines the nature of property within the American legal system, commencing with a study of the fundamental principles of property acquisition and ownership. The course covers common law doctrines of property law, private agreements with respect to property use and acquisition, and the governmental regulation of property through zoning and eminent domain. This is a survey course that will be useful to students in legal practice and it sets the foundation for advanced work in real estate law, real estate construction and development, and condemnation proceedings.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Prosecutorial Decision Making



SLN #: 18060
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 018
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Charlton

Course Description:
Other than the authority given to a soldier in time of war, few in government have the power of a prosecutor. A prosecutor may methodically and intentionally seek to take the life of another. A prosecutor may seek to remove a person from society, put them in prison, and keep them there until they die. Society gives prosecutors broad discretion. Certainly a prosecutor must follow the rules of law and ethics, but is that all we as a society should ask of a prosecutor? Many decisions made by a prosecutor are guided by ethics, others decisions require that a prosecutor look beyond the rules of ethics. When the rule of law and ethics allow for the death penalty in a specific case, what other considerations may a prosecutor use when determining whether to seek the ultimate penalty? When thousands of crimes occur in a single day, how should a prosecutor determine which cases are deserving of the government's resources? This course will focus on how a prosecutor should exercise his or her discretion. We will begin with the rules of ethics and standard manuals such as the U.S. Attorney's Manual. We will then cover widely accepted guidance for prosecutors such as Justice Jackson's famous speech to U.S. Attorneys and Deputy Attorney General James Comey's writing on the courage to say no. The course will cover a wide variety specific prosecutorial decisions such as District Attorney Michael Nifong's decision to prosecute the Duke Lacrosse players, or U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson's refusal to obey President Nixon's order to fire the Watergate Special Prosecutor. The course instructor was a career prosecutor for more than 16 years, serving at the Arizona Attorney General's Office as an Assistant Attorney General, and at the U.S. Attorney's Office as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. He was the U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona from 2001 to 2007, when he was fired for opposing Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' decision to seek the death penalty in a homicide case. The format for the course will be lecture and group discussion. The course will be graded primarily on a final paper to be submitted by the student. The course is recommended for any student who is considering a practice in criminal law.



Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes, see course description
Participation Points: Yes, see course description
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Public Defender Clinic



SLN #: 13111
Course Prefix: LAW-772
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Lowrance

Course Description:
Students enrolled in the Public Defender Clinic represent indigent clients in felony cases under the close supervision of an experienced public defender. While representing indigent clients, students will receive intensive instruction in client and witness interviewing, all aspects of trial advocacy, sentencing advocacy, handling evidentiary hearings on constitutional issues, as well as in ways to improve their public speaking style. This training occurs in the context of offering quality legal representation to clients of limited financial means in considerable need of assistance.

Students are expected to spend 300 hours in the Clinic during the semester (approximately 30 hours of training and 270 hours of casework). As a general guideline, students are expected to work 20 hours per week. Students participate in a mandatory seminar, with instruction in courtroom advocacy, interviewing and counseling skills, substantive law and court procedure.

The Public Defender Clinic is a graded course (6 credits). Evidence is a pre-requisite. Students must have taken or concurrently be enrolled in Professional Responsibility, Criminal Law and Civil Procedure Trial Advocacy is not a pre-requisite, but if you have been through this course, the skills are beneficial to students' cases.

One week prior to the start of the semester, students are required to attend a mandatory three-day training session.

This course fulfills the professional skills requirement for graduation.

NOTE: Please see the Clinical Program website for more details as well as the application. http://law.asu.edu/clinics

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 6
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: Evidence is a pre-requisite. Students must have taken or concurrently be enrolled in Professional Responsibility, Criminal Law and Civil Procedure.
Special Withdrawal Course: Because of administrative considerations and professional obligations to courts and clients, no student pre-registered for a clinical offering shall be allowed to drop the clinic later than one month preceding the first day of classes, or to add the clinic, unless approval is obtained from the Director of the Clinical Program.
Limited Enrollment Number: 5
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Public Health Law and Ethics



SLN #: 17809
Course Prefix: LAW-651
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Hodge Jr.

Course Description:
The protection and preservation of the public health are quintessential goals of government and increasingly a private sector role. Equally critical is the need to respect individual rights and morals in American society. Public Health Law and Ethics explores the inherent tensions between promoting the public’s health and protecting the legal and ethical rights and interests of individuals. This requires a careful balancing of collective and individual rights and interests. Course objectives are to: (1) better understand the structure and functions of the public health system; (2) understand the roles of government, private sector entities, and individuals in assuring the conditions for people to be healthy through law; and (4) assess legal and ethical conflicts between governmental interests in public health and individual interests in liberty or other protected rights in multiple contexts. These conflicts will be examined through critical facets of public health theory and practice— e.g., health promotion and communication; public health powers such as immunization, testing, screening, quarantine, and isolation; public health emergencies; regulation of businesses and professions; and tort litigation for the public’s health. While protecting the public’s health has global dimensions, the focus of the course is on public health law in the United States.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: None, although Health Law, Ethics, and Policy is recommended
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Ruth V. McGregor Family Protection Clinic



SLN #: 20710
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 019
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Dahlstedt

Course Description:
The Family Protection Clinic will represent indigent victims of intimate abuse. The Clinic provides students with an intensive education in the art of trial advocacy, community organizing and victim empowerment. Students will have extensive hands-on experience with family law and poverty lawyering.

The Clinic is designed to offer students several opportunities to work with victims of intimate abuse in varied settings including contested protection order cases and custody issues. Through their direct client service students will evaluate and critique current laws, policies and services available to victims of intimate abuse. Students will think strategically about how to enhance justice in the system and may partake in project-based work such as proposing new legislation, community programs and victim services.

A two day orientation on the first Tuesday and Thursday of classes and a weekly mandatory seminar will prepare students to appear in court. Students will work individually and in teams of two on cases and projects. Students are fully responsible for all aspects of each case. Students will have regular meetings with faculty to review and discuss litigation strategy. Students are expected to think deeply about the universe of the client’s problems and goals, not just the particular proceeding in front of them. The Clinic aims to teach students to be skilled self-reflective lawyers equipped to litigate in various fields with an understanding and appreciation for justice lawyering and how to effectuate change in the legal system.

The Clinic is graded (6 credits). Students will devote 300 hours, approximately 20 hours a week to work at the Clinic. To allow sufficient time to appear in court, students are asked NOT to schedule classes during regular court business hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For more information, and to apply for the clinic go to http://law.asu.edu/clinics

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 6
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Evidence
Special Withdrawal Course: Because of administrative considerations and professional obligations to courts and clients, no student pre-registered for a clinical offering shall be allowed to drop the clinic later than one month preceding the first day of classes, or to add the clinic, unless approval is obtained from the Director of the Clinical Program.
Final Exam Given: No
Mid Term or Other Exam: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: approval from faculty member required prior to any absence
Online Course Site: None




Scientific Evidence



SLN #: 15984
Course Prefix: LAW-649
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Plunkett

Course Description:
This seminar examines the legal principles governing the use of scientific evidence in civil and criminal litigation. It also describes the basic scientific underpinnings of expert testimony from the physical, biological, medical, behavioral, and statistical sciences. Particular attention will be paid to DNA evidence. The course will also focus on problems involving the actual courtroom testimony of experts taken from transcripts of actual trials. This will permit direct and cross examination of experts from various scientific fields who will be appearing during the course. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with all aspects of the scientific expert in the courtroom both on direct and cross examination. In addition, a series of litigation-related research and writing exercises will be assigned. These may take the form of office memoranda, pretrial motions and memoranda of points and authorities, appellate briefs, or court opinions in simulated cases. Grades will be based on the written and oral exercises and answers to problems. These will be critiqued by the instructors, and there will be opportunities for rewriting. Some federal judges and experts will participate in teaching the course and evaluating the exercises.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes, see course description
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Securities Regulation I



SLN #: 26440
Course Prefix: LAW-640
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Gubler

Course Description:
This course offers an introduction to the two most important federal securities laws: the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The course explores the elaborate disclosure obligations that this country imposes on the distribution and trading of investment securities. Topics to be covered include the preparation of disclosure documents, exemptions from disclosure requirements, the relationship between disclosure obligations and anti-fraud rules, the duties of participants in securities transactions, insider trading and the role of state securities regulators in the overall regulatory scheme. This course should be of interest to students preparing for corporate practice or work with financial regulatory bodies, but also to those interested in the development of the modern regulatory state, as exemplified by evolution of federal securities laws under the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: Business Organizations. Professor will consider on a case by case basis individuals who want to take Securities Regulation but who have not yet taken Business Organizations or are taking it concurrently.
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance and preparation are expected
Online Course Site: None




Sports Law



SLN #: 17896
Course Prefix: LAW-715
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Jay

Course Description:
Sports law is a course that deals with various legal issues relating to the structure and operation of the sports industry, particularly professional sports. The course reviews the antitrust principles that apply to sports, the labor law principles applicable to sports associations and professional athletes, the growing statutory regulation of professional and amateur sports, NCAA regulation of collegiate athletics, representation and counseling of professional athletes, and various other legal issues relating to professional and amateur sports.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Participation Points: Yes for students with regular attendance and contribution to discussions
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Structure/Methodology US Legal System



SLN #: 23581
Course Prefix: LAW-105
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Holsman Tetreault

Course Description:


Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Skills Requirement: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Sustainability: Int'l Law and Governance



SLN #: 21018
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 020
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Abbott;Bodansky

Course Description:
The course will examine both traditional and new forms of sustainability governance, including legal and more informal approaches, as well as public, public-private, and private governance.

The course is intended to be a core contribution of the Law School to the ASU's focus on sustainability. It will have an inter-disciplinary orientation, and will be cross-listed for graduate students with the School of Sustainability and the School of Politics and Global Studies.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: 5 short reaction papers/exercises and a negotiation simulation
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Participation Points: Up to 2 points may be awarded for outstanding classroom participation
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Up to 2 points may be deducted for unexcused absences or tardiness.
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Tax Policy



SLN #: 20699
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 017
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Kornhauser

Course Description:
This seminar examines tax policy from a variety of perspectives: legal, philosophical, economic, social, and political. The course concentrates on the income tax but considers other taxes as well. Topics may vary from year to year but deal with basic issues such as: the role of taxation; the definition of fairness, the tension, if any, between fairness and efficiency, the tax base (e.g. income vs. consumption vs. wealth), defining the tax base (e.g. what is income), the taxable unit (e.g. family vs. individual), the rate structure (flat vs. progressive), tax expenditures, tax simplification and tax reform. Students will research and write a 25 page paper which they will present to the class. Grades are based on the quality of the final draft of the paper, paper presentation, and class participation.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Prerequisite: income tax
Limited Enrollment Number: 18
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: 25 page paper plus presentation
Participation Points: 25% of grade
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance required
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Teaching Assistant



SLN #: 20627
Course Prefix: LAW-735
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s):

Course Description:
Teaching Assistants work closely with the Professor to whom they are assigned. Teaching Assistants are expected to attend the course to which they are assigned and meet with the Professor weekly. Teaching Assistants are expected to be available to students and to work well without intensive supervision. Teaching Assistants can expect to spend an average of six to eight hours a week fulfilling their duties, although this may vary from week to week.

Teaching Assistants are chosen through a selection process determined by each professor.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




The Litigation Experience



SLN #: 21952
Course Prefix: LAW-780
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Verdier;Beauchamp

Course Description:
This course is designed to be the culminating experience of the Trial Advocacy Program. Using a “learning by doing” format, students will take a hypothetical civil case, from fact-gathering through the pleading stage, discovery, pretrial motion practice, ADR, trial and post-trial motions. Students will engage in performance exercises involving:

• Depositions;
• Pretrial motions;
• ADR;
• Trial;
• Post-trial motions.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: None, although prior or concurrent enrollment in Evidence is highly recommended
Limited Enrollment Number: Each skills section will be limited to 8 students
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes. Grading is based on student performance exercises
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




The Litigation Experience



SLN #: 21952
Course Prefix: LAW-780
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Zweig;Harrison

Course Description:
This course is designed to be the culminating experience of the Trial Advocacy Program. Using a “learning by doing” format, students will take a hypothetical civil case, from fact-gathering through the pleading stage, discovery, pretrial motion practice, ADR, trial and post-trial motions. Students will engage in performance exercises involving:

• Depositions;
• Pretrial motions;
• ADR;
• Trial;
• Post-trial motions.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: None, although prior or concurrent enrollment in Evidence is highly recommended
Limited Enrollment Number: Each skills section will be limited to 8 students
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes. Grading is based on student performance exercises
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




The Litigation Experience



SLN #: 21952
Course Prefix: LAW-780
Course Section: 004
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Schulman

Course Description:
This course is designed to be the culminating experience of the Trial Advocacy Program. Using a “learning by doing” format, students will take a hypothetical civil case, from fact-gathering through the pleading stage, discovery, pretrial motion practice, ADR, trial and post-trial motions. Students will engage in performance exercises involving:

• Depositions;
• Pretrial motions;
• ADR;
• Trial;
• Post-trial motions.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: None, although prior or concurrent enrollment in Evidence is highly recommended
Limited Enrollment Number: Each skills section will be limited to 8 students
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes. Grading is based on student performance exercises
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




The Litigation Experience



SLN #: 21952
Course Prefix: LAW-780
Course Section: 005
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Booker;McKee

Course Description:


Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Numeric Grade or Letter Grade Only
Skills Requirement: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Trial Advocacy



SLN #: 13067
Course Prefix: LAW-738
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Sands

Course Description:
Students learn trial advocacy by performing opening statements, direct and cross-examination, objections, motions to the Court, final arguments and other aspects of trial practice. The course culminates in a jury trial. Student presentations will be videotaped for classroom critique. Students will also learn how to use courtroom technology for displaying or playing evidentiary exhibits or visual aids and will be asked to use this technology during their presentations.

Students who have taken Applied Evidence in Trial Advocacy will not be allowed to take this course.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Evidence
Limited Enrollment Number: 12
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Trial Advocacy



SLN #: 13118
Course Prefix: LAW-738
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Cabot

Course Description:
Students learn trial advocacy by performing opening statements, direct and cross-examination, objections, motions to the Court, final arguments and other aspects of trial practice. The course culminates in a jury trial. Student presentations will be videotaped for classroom critique. Students will also learn how to use courtroom technology for displaying or playing evidentiary exhibits or visual aids and will be asked to use this technology during their presentations.

Students who have taken Applied Evidence in Trial Advocacy will not be allowed to take this course.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Evidence
Limited Enrollment Number: 12
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes. Pleadings related to final trials.
Participation Points: Yes. Students are expected and encouraged to participate in each week's exercise.
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Tribal Law & Gov't



SLN #: 14531
Course Prefix: LAW-713
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Giff

Course Description:
Tribal Law and Government is a seminar designed to provide a practical and applied overview of the structures and laws that govern Indian tribal governments in Indian country. The seminar surveys tribal governmental organization, cultural and legal aspects of practice within Indian Country, and special issues posed by tribal law. Topics covered include, tribal constitutions, the tribal legislative process, the role of tribal traditions and customs, sources and limitations of tribal law, and the applicability of federal laws and regulations. Readings will include cases, federal statutes, Felix Cohen’s Handbook on Federal Indian Law, and various tribal constitutions and ordinances.

This course will require a solid foundation in Federal Indian Law and students must have taken and completed Federal Indian Law I to participate in this seminar. The seminar will focus on the practical application of the principles of Federal Indian Law in the context of a role play negotiation for a development project within an Indian reservation. The seminar will examine tribal governmental structure, tribal legislative processes, sources of tribal law, and the principles of Indian Self-Determination. In addition, the seminar will cover topics such as sovereign immunity, separation of powers, tribal governmental structures, tribal courts, and tribal governmental regulatory authority.

General Course Requirements:

This seminar will require students to be prepared to discuss the weekly reading assignments. Classroom participation and attendance are mandatory. Each student in the seminar will be required to actively participate in classroom discussions. Any student who misses five or more classes will be administratively withdrawn from the seminar. Each student will be required to develop an agreement and participate in negotiations during the class sessions. Students will be graded on the drafted agreement and on their participation in the negotiation session.

Finally, each student in the seminar must complete a research paper of 15 pages in length on a topic of your choice. You will be required to present the topic of your paper to the class and lead discussion of the topic.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: Federal Indian Law I
Limited Enrollment Number: 12
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Truman Young Fellowship



SLN #: 15998
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 012
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Hinshaw

Course Description:
This is a year-long fellowship. The applicant is selected through an application process. Information about the fellowship, and the application can be found at: http://law.asu.edu/clinics/TheClinicalProgram/Fellowships.aspx

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 6
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Yes
Special Withdrawal Course: Yes
Limited Enrollment Number: Yes
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




U.S. Asylum Law



SLN #: 13099
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 012
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Cruz

Course Description:
This course explores U.S. Asylum Law and the overall phenomenon of forced migration. The primary focus is INA 208, which controls the eligibility for Refugee status in the United States. Students learn statutory analysis, administrative procedures, and the asylum process. Topics of discussion include grounds of eligibility, statutory definitions, gender persecution, fact-finding/evidentiary challenges, bars to asylum, and application procedures

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Mid Term or Other Exam: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Undergraduate Course



SLN #: 24584
Course Prefix: LAW-394
Course Section: 012
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Ellman

Course Description:


Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Skills Requirement: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




US Law and Legal Analysis (MLS)



SLN #: 20507
Course Prefix: LAW-581
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Holsman Tetreault

Course Description:
This course will introduce MLS and LL.M students to the U.S. legal system and to the types of legal reasoning used by lawyers and judges. Students will be provided the necessary instruction to use legal reasoning in their academic work, including reading and understanding cases and statutes, doing basic legal research and writing legal memoranda, and applying existing law to the issue at hand. Finally, the course will provide an overview of a handful of key areas that are particularly important for business and policy applications, such as federalism/pre-emption, constitutional law and administrative law.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Utilities, Sustainability and the Law



SLN #: 13065
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Mayes

Course Description:
Students will examine utility law in Arizona and the United States, with a particular focus on how traditional ratemaking is accomplished in an era of renewable energy portfolio standards, energy efficiency mandates and greenhouse gas emissions reductions regimes for electric and natural gas utilities. Since energy sustainability laws and regulatory policies are largely imposed on and carried out by utilities, the course will begin with an examination of the fundamentals of utility regulation. Additionally, the course will follow current trends in utility regulation such as adjustor mechanisms designed to pass through natural gas and other commodity costs, renewable energy and energy efficiency surcharge mechanisms and the rate-basing of renewable energy projects, construction work in progress allowances in rate base, and attrition adjustments. Finally, the course will address new and emerging trends in utility law, including a discussion of transmission policies promoting renewable energy development, federal and state efforts on Demand Response and the Smart Grid, and the regulation of greenhouse gasses, including proposed federal climate change legislation.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Victims in Criminal Procedure



SLN #: 20505
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 014
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Twist

Course Description:
Victims in Criminal Procedure will explore the historical and evolving role of crime victims in the criminal justice process. The law and litigation of crime victims’ rights at the state and federal levels will be examined. Among the topics that will be considered are constitutional and statutory rights for crime victims, the effect of these rights on the rights of the defendant and the criminal justice system generally. The question of enforcing victims’ rights and case law developments will also be considered.

The course is a 2 credit course with the option of earning one externship credit for students who agree to work 60 hours during the semester for the Victims Legal Assistance Project.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes 15-20 page paper
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Watergate's Legal Legacy



SLN #: 13060
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Liburdi

Course Description:
This course traces legal developments following the Watergate scandal, blending legal analysis with political and historical perspectives. Topics include the purposes and procedures of impeachment, executive privilege, the role and authority of the special prosecutor and the president’s power to dismiss the special prosecutor, the sweeping campaign finance reform amendments to the Federal Election Campaign Act, and the role of the press. Emphasis is placed on the investigatory role of the House of Representatives, trial in the Senate, executive authority, and significant Supreme Court decisions such as Nixon v. United States, Cheney v. District Court, Buckley v. Valeo, Morrison v. Olson, and Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes
Online Course Site: None




White Collar Crime



SLN #: 20494
Course Prefix: LAW-642
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Belanger

Course Description:
This class will focus on the process and practice of white collar and corporate criminal prosecution, defense and case resolution mainly in the pre-trial phase. It will not be a class that focuses on the elements of substantive criminal offenses, although we will analyze at least one federal substantive crime. Rather it will attempt to examine the process the government uses to investigate and prosecute what are commonly referred to as white collar crimes and the process and methodology defense lawyers and corporate counsel use to respond to these investigations, to avoid prosecution, and to resolve cases. We will also look at prosecution policy and discretion, the process of plea negotiation, the issues confronted in parallel criminal and civil proceedings, the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction, and the ethical issues that arise in these contexts.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
Paper or In-Class Presentation: In class presentation
Participation Points: Yes, up to 2 points given
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance is required
Online Course Site: None




Writing for Law Practice



SLN #: 26436
Course Prefix: LAW-626
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Holst

Course Description:
This course serves as both an introduction to concepts of Legal Drafting and as an opportunity to examine and create legal documents in a variety of different contexts. This course will incorporate general principles of document drafting including understanding the purpose of a legal document, identifying client needs, using plain English, drafting from forms, and editing legal documents.

Students canot obtain academic credit for both Writing for Law Practice and Advanced Legal Writing.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Legal Method and Writing, Legal Advocacy
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Writing for Law Practice



SLN #: 26437
Course Prefix: LAW-626
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Langenfeld

Course Description:
This course helps students attain an advanced level of writing proficiency by exposing them to a broad range of legal documents.

Students canot obtain academic credit for both Writing for Law Practice and Advanced Legal Writing.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: Yes
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Writing TA



SLN #: 14532
Course Prefix: LAW-735
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Herrera

Course Description:
Teaching Assistants work closely with the Legal Writing Professor to whom they are assigned and provide guidance and mentoring to first-year students. Teaching Assistants help with problem selection and generating model answers, hold office hours to assist first-year students with research, help create and grade research and citation exercises, occasionally help with class preparation and/or presentation, and assist with oral argument in the spring. Teaching Assistants generally do not play a major role in teaching and grading first-year students. Teaching Assistants are expected to attend the Legal Research and Writing Course to which they are assigned and meet with the Professor weekly. Teaching Assistants are expected to be available to first-year students and to work well without intensive supervision. Teaching Assistants can expect to spend an average of six to eight hours a week fulfilling their duties, although this may vary from week to week.

Teaching Assistants receive 2 Pass/Fail credit hours each semester (for a total of 4 credit hours). Some positions are for the year; others are for one semester only, depending upon the professor's teaching schedule.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None





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