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2012 Summer Intersession



Applied Evidence in Trial Advocacy



SLN #: 46142
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: A03
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Dallyn

Course Description:
This course will meet Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm May 7 through 24. Final trials will be held during the evening of May 25 from 5:00 - 10:00 pm.

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 bench 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.

Evidence is a prerequisite.

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, no withdrawal later than April 30, 2012 without instructor approval. This rule will be strictly enforced!
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes, Pleadings and motions related to final trials/Individual in-class presentations.
Participation Points: Students are expected and encouraged to participate in each session's exercises.
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Natural Resources Field Seminar



SLN #: 46307
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: A04
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Feller

Course Description:
NOTE: THIS CLASS WILL MEET FROM 2:00 - 5:00pm on MAY 9, 10, AND 11 AT THE COLLEGE OF LAW. THE FIELD COMPONENT OF THE CLASS WILL RUN MAY 13 - MAY 18.

This seminar will provide an opportunity to observe first-hand some of the places and resources discussed in courses on water law and natural resources Law. The seminar will be held in north-central Arizona near Flagstaff and far-northern Arizona near Page. Sites that the seminar participants will visit will likely include forests, rangelands, burned areas, and ecological restoration projects in the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests, one or more renewable energy projects, habitats for threatened and endangered species, Glen Canyon Dam, and the Colorado River in Glen Canyon. At each of these locations, seminar participants will meet with officials and scientists from federal and state agencies and private organizations involved in management of land, water, wildlife, and other natural resources. We will discuss the application and implementation of environmental laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the National Forest Management Act, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, and the Grand Canyon Protection Act.

Students in the seminar must complete approximately 300 pages of reading before departure, and must write a 20 page paper after returning. There will also be three class sessions in Tempe before departure. Lodging and transportation will be provided at no cost. Seminar participants will be responsible for the costs of their meals.

TO ENROLL IN THIS SEMINAR, STUDENTS MUST HAVE TAKEN EITHER WATER LAW, NATURAL RESOURCES LAW, FEDERAL INDIAN LAW OR THE ARIZONA WATER LAW SEMINAR.

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: Water Law, Natural Resources Law or Arizona Water Law Seminar
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Writing for Law Practice



SLN #: 46143
Course Prefix: LAW-626
Course Section: A01
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Langenfeld

Course Description:
Course will meet May 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, and 18 from 10:00 am to 12:15.

Are you interested in transactional practice? Do you anticipate drafting contracts, leases, or other kinds of agreements during your legal career? This Intersession course will teach students fundamental writing skills applicable to drafting normative legal documents. Our efforts will not be spent on learning the doctrinal law of any one area, but rather will be directed toward learning techniques applicable to all legal drafting. We will spend time learning how to determine a client's objectives and meet them in the resulting document. We will cover the steps of drafting, paying particular attention to the research necessary to determine the proper substance of the document, the organization of the document, drafting style and usage, definitions, legal consequences, and rules of interpretation. Finally, we will learn to draft documents with accuracy, clarity, brevity, simplicity, and proper tone. Students can expect a workshop-like, hands-on course with an intensive writing component that will require much of their attention during the intersession period.

Course is open to ASU JD candidates only.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: 2 semesters of 1st year legal writing
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes, see description.
Participation Points: Possibly
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Required
Online Course Site: None




2012 1st 5-Week Summer



Business Organizations



SLN #: 42206
Course Prefix: LAW-654
Course Section: A01
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Lynk

Course Description:
Class will meet Monday through Thursday June 4 - 28 from 4:30 pm - 7:45 pm. The final exam will be administered at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, July 3rd.

This course introduces the student to the law of agency and examines the different forms of the most common business organizations in America today (sole proprietorships, partnerships (including limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships), limited liability companies (LLCs), and corporations. Regardless of an attorney’s specific area of practice, a basic understanding of the organization and management of business enterprises and of the law of agency is routinely needed across a broad and diverse range of legal specializations.

We study the fiduciary relationships between the investors, owners and managers of a business. We study the laws applicable to businesses and the legal standard of conduct expected of companies and their owners and managers.

While we study agency law, partnerships and LLCs, the major focus of the course is on the most popular form of business organization: the corporation, both public and close. We study how corporations are used to raise and manage capital, allocate risk, and divide ownership and management prerogatives. We focus on the responsibilities of boards of directors, the rights of shareholders, the issuance of stock, and corporate governance.

The course analyzes basic business and legal decisions faced by business people. We also examine broader policy questions such as how business needs shape laws and regulations in the United States and, conversely, how laws and regulations promote and impede business.

Readings from the Casebook are supplemented by readings from a book of Supplemental Materials. A Statutory Supplement is also required.

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

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Attendance and participation is expected. Points will be given for participation up to the maximum permitted under the law school grading policy. Students will be called upon to participate. Substantial information will be delivered in class lectures that is not in the written course materials.

A minimum of 10 students will be required for the class to be taught.

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 Law II



SLN #: 40446
Course Prefix: LAW-625
Course Section: A01
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Matheson

Course Description:
Class will meet Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 11:10 am beginning Monday, June 4 and ending on Friday, June 29. The final exam will be administered at 8:30 am on Tuesday, July 3rd.

The course will deal with individual rights protected by the U.S. Constitution. Specific areas will include substantive due process, freedom of expression and religion, and equal protection.

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




Intensive Legal Research and Writing



SLN #: 40045
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: A01
Credit Hours: 5
Instructor(s): Holst

Course Description:
This class will meet Monday through Friday from June 4 through June 29.

On three days, "class" consists of a group meeting between the students and the professor. On all other days, "class" consists of each student meeting individually with the professor for a half-hour conference. Conferences take place at the same time every day.

This five-credit course is designed to provide intensive training in legal research and writing. Students are expected to have a solid foundation in basic legal research and writing, and this course should further those skills. By the end of the course, students will be expected to have a working knowledge of the major library sources: reporters, digests, annotated statutes, legislative history, citators, and secondary authorities. Students will also be expected to master two basic writing formats: the office memo and the client letter. Significant time will also be spent writing motions, and students will be exposed to additional formats as well. Students will be required to rewrite all assignments, and will complete a total of approximately thirty assignments during the course. Students will receive extensive feedback in writing and during individual conferences, and all projects, including both original assignments and rewrites, will be graded. For this summer course, students are expected to spend an average of eight to ten hours per day on class assignments.

***NOTE: Once enrolled, students are not permitted to withdraw from the course without permission from the instructor. Withdrawal without approval will result in a failing grade for the course.

Class is limited to ASU JD degree candidates. Students are prohibited from working or taking any other courses during the session they are enrolled in this Intensive Legal Research and Writing course.

A lottery will be conducted. Lottery forms will be can be found at: http://www.law.asu.edu/currentstudents/CurrentStudents/StudentServices/Forms.aspx or picked up in the Student Services Office.



Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 5
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Legal Method and Writing & Legal Advocacy
Special Withdrawal Course: Yes, once enrolled for the course students may only withdraw with instructor approval
Limited Enrollment Number: 6
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
Online Course Site: None




Intensive Legal Research and Writing



SLN #: 42170
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: A02
Credit Hours: 5
Instructor(s): Chesler

Course Description:
This class will meet Monday through Friday from June 4 through June 29. On three days, "class" consists of a group meeting between the students and the professor. On all other days, "class" consists of each student meeting individually with the professor for a half-hour conference. Conferences take place at the same time every day.

This five-credit course is designed to provide intensive training in legal research and writing. Students are expected to have a solid foundation in basic legal research and writing, and this course should further those skills. By the end of the course, students will be expected to have a working knowledge of the major library sources: reporters, digests, annotated statutes, legislative history, citators, and secondary authorities. Students will also be expected to master two basic writing formats: the office memo and the client letter. Significant time will also be spent writing motions, and students will be exposed to additional formats as well. Students will be required to rewrite all assignments, and will complete a total of approximately thirty assignments during the course. Students will receive extensive feedback in writing and during individual conferences, and all projects, including both original assignments and rewrites, will be graded. For this summer course, students are expected to spend an average of eight to ten hours per day on class assignments.

***NOTE: Once enrolled, students are not permitted to withdraw from the course without permission from the instructor. Withdrawal without approval will result in a failing grade for the course.

Class is limited to ASU JD degree candidates. Students are prohibited from working or taking any other courses during the session they are enrolled in this Intensive Legal Research and Writing course.

A lottery will be conducted. Lottery forms will be can be found at: http://www.law.asu.edu/currentstudents/CurrentStudents/StudentServices/Forms.aspx or picked up in the Student Services Office.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 5
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Legal Method and Writing & Legal Advocacy
Special Withdrawal Course: Yes, once enrolled for the course students may only withdraw with instructor approval
Limited Enrollment Number: 6
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
Online Course Site: None




2012 8-10 Week Summer



Civil Justice Clinic



SLN #: 46144
Course Prefix: LAW-773
Course Section: C01
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Dauber

Course Description:
Clinic selections are based on an application process. For a detailed description of the clinic, as well as the application go to http://law.asu.edu/Default.aspx?alias=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: Yes
Special Withdrawal Course: Yes
Limited Enrollment Number: Yes
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Criminal Practice Clinic



SLN #: 40177
Course Prefix: LAW-774
Course Section: C01
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Zettler

Course Description:
Clinic selections are based on an application process. For a detailed description of the clinic, as well as the application go to http://law.asu.edu/Default.aspx?alias=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: Yes
Special Withdrawal Course: Yes
Limited Enrollment Number: Yes
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Externship



SLN #: 40092
Course Prefix: LAW-785
Course Section: C01
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.

First time externship students will be required to attend two mandatory meetings listed below:

Friday, June 1, 9:00am - 1:00 pm
Friday, June 22, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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




Independent Study



SLN #: 40332
Course Prefix: LAW-781
Course Section: C01
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.
Prerequisite: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Innovation Adv. Legal Clinic (Client Component)



SLN #: 42960
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: C01
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Coury

Course Description:
Clinic selections are based on an application process. For a detailed description of the clinic, as well as the application go to http://law.asu.edu/Default.aspx?alias=law.asu.edu/clinics.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
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




Innovation Advancement Legal Clinic



SLN #: 44051
Course Prefix: LAW-777
Course Section: C01
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Coury

Course Description:
Clinic selections are based on an application process. For a detailed description of the clinic, as well as the application go to http://law.asu.edu/Default.aspx?alias=law.asu.edu/clinics.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Pass/Fail 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




Public Defender Clinic



SLN #: 40053
Course Prefix: LAW-772
Course Section: C01
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Lowrance

Course Description:


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




2012 2nd 5-Week Summer



Administrative Law



SLN #: 46145
Course Prefix: LAW-600
Course Section: B01
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Larson

Course Description:
This class will meet Monday through Thursday July 9 through August 2. The final exam will be administered at 9:30 am on Monday August 6.

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




Applied Legal Methodology



SLN #: 40080
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: D01
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Rosen

Course Description:
This course will provide an opportunity for incoming transfer students to explore the techniques of advanced legal learning, and the primary focus of the course will be on the sophisticated application of legal and rhetorical methodologies. The course material will draw on a finite set of core Constitutional concepts and will invite students to interrogate both the doctrinal and theoretical principles inherent in that material. For students who have not yet taken Constitutional law, this course will leave students with some primary understanding of the subject area. In addition, the course will provide students with a foundation in expert learning and advanced legal reading, synthesis, analysis, and writing.

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




Evidence



SLN #: 40555
Course Prefix: LAW-605
Course Section: B01
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Baier

Course Description:
This class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 1:30 - 4:25pm starting on Monday, July 9, and continuing through Friday, August 3. The final exam will be administered at 1:30pm on Wednesday, August 8.

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 primarily taught by the problem method, with a focus on the practical application of the rules in a trial setting. 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




Professional Responsibility



SLN #: 41659
Course Prefix: LAW-638
Course Section: B01
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Cohen

Course Description:
This course will meet Monday through Thursday, from 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm beginning Monday, July 9, and ending on Thursday, August 2. The final exam will be administered at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 7th.

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 the profession currently confronts.

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: Mandatory Attendance
Online Course Site: None