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2012 Fall



Academic Support Program



SLN #:
Course Prefix: LAW-519
Course Section: 011
Credit Hours: -
Instructor(s): Rosen

Course Description:


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




ADR and Employment Law



SLN #: 87579
Course Prefix: LAW-662
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Meyerson

Course Description:
The use of alternative dispute resolution has been most extensive in the area of employment law. Mediation and arbitration are widely used not only in the collective bargaining setting, but also in virtually every aspect of the employment relationship. This course will offer the student a comprehensive review of the subject with special emphasis on the extensive body of law that has developed in regulating employer-imposed arbitration. The discussion of mediation will include use of simulations to enable the students to understand how mediation can effectively resolve employment disputes. Experienced attorneys will join the class to discuss the "real world" use of employment ADR from a plaintiff's and a defendant's perspective.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Skills Requirement: Yes*
Note: The graduate writing requirement cannot be combined with the flexible writing or skills requirement. The flexible writing requirement can also be used to fulfill the skills requirement if they are both marked above.
Limited Enrollment Number: 25
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Adv Legal Research



SLN #: 75322
Course Prefix: LAW-736
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Difelice

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.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: No
Participation Points: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: No
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Adv Legal Writing: Int'l Comm. Arb.



SLN #: 72267
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 015
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Calleros

Course Description:
This course will introduce students to the style of brief-writing popular for International Commercial Arbitration, as typified by winning briefs from the Vis Int'l Commercial Arbitration moot. In the first half of the course, students will review principles of effective and persuasive writing and gain an introduction to international sales law and arbitration, as well as to the Pace University Library web site for research. In the second half of the course, students will research, analyze, and write about at least one issue presented by the 2012-13 Vis moot problem. Assignments will include reading in texts, research, writing exercises, and likely a final exam of some sort. We will use portions of Prof. Calleros book on Legal Method and Writing, so retain that if you still have it from your first-year writing course.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Short research or writing assignments
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Possible oral arguments
Participation Points: Professor retains discretion w/i school policies
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Adv Research: LSI – Emerging Tech



SLN #: 82917
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 027
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Marchant

Course Description:
This LSI Research Cluster will be limited to 5 students (2Ls and 3Ls only), who will be selected through an application process. Students interested in applying to enroll in this Cluster should contact Joshua Abbott in the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at Josh.Abbott@asu.edu for more information and application instructions. Applications will be due by June 1.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
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
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Adv Research: LSI – Info Com Tech



SLN #: 88385
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 030
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Abbott

Course Description:
This LSI Research Cluster will be limited to 5 students (2Ls and 3Ls only), who will be selected through an application process. Students interested in applying to enroll in this Cluster should contact Joshua Abbott in the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at Josh.Abbott@asu.edu for more information and application instructions. Applications will be due by June 1.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
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
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Adv Research: LSI – Personalized Medicine



SLN #: 88384
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 029
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Marchant

Course Description:
This LSI Research Cluster will be limited to 5 students (2Ls and 3Ls only), who will be selected through an application process. Students interested in applying to enroll in this Cluster should contact Joshua Abbott in the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at Josh.Abbott@asu.edu for more information and application instructions. Applications will be due by June 1.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
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
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Adv Research: LSI - Public Health



SLN #: 79052
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 026
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Hodge Jr.

Course Description:
This LSI Research Cluster will be limited to 5 students (2Ls and 3Ls only), who will be selected through an application process. Students interested in applying to enroll in this Cluster should contact Joshua Abbott in the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at Josh.Abbott@asu.edu for more information and application instructions. Applications will be due by June 1.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
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
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Adv Research: LSI – Sustainability



SLN #: 83175
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 028
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Mayes

Course Description:
This LSI Research Cluster will be limited to 5 students (2Ls and 3Ls only), who will be selected through an application process. Students interested in applying to enroll in this Cluster should contact Joshua Abbott in the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at Josh.Abbott@asu.edu for more information and application instructions. Applications will be due by June 1.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
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
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Advanced Criminal Procedure



SLN #: 82603
Course Prefix: LAW-610
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Sands;Wilkinson

Course Description:
This course builds upon the basic course in Criminal Procedure. Topics addressed include the following: prosecutorial discretion; preliminary hearings; grand jury proceedings; pretrial release; discovery rights; guilty pleas and plea bargaining; double jeopardy; appeals and post-conviction review.



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




Antitrust



SLN #: 88542
Course Prefix: LAW-601
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): James

Course Description:
Antitrust Law (or competition law, as it is known outside the United States) represents the most basic form of economic regulation in market-oriented national economic systems. These laws regulate business relationships between competitors, the range of permissible conduct by large or dominant firms, and relationships between firms at different levels in the chain of distribution. Potential offenses include monopolization, collusion and other agreements (including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures) in restraint of trade. In recent years, the antitrust laws have become particularly important in industries involving network technologies and/or the extensive use of intellectual property. Antitrust concepts also lay at the heart of most forms of licensing and/or capacity regulation by federal agencies such as the FCC, FERC, DOT, etc. The class will conclude with a single, in-class final examination. During the final examination, students may use a self-prepared outline of any length.

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




Appellate Advocacy



SLN #: 76686
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 009
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Holst

Course Description:
Appellate Advocacy builds on the first year Legal Advocacy course. Students will learn basic principles of appellate practice, including standard of review, and will refine their legal research and persuasive drafting skills. Students will research and draft an appellate brief, as well as argue the brief in a simulated oral argument.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Legal Method & Writing and Legal Advocacy
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: See description
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Bar Prep Workshop



SLN #: 78876
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 020
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 - Please do not contact Professor Noreuil.

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: None




Biotech Licensing & Litigation



SLN #: 82800
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 023
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Burns

Course Description:
This seminar will provide students with an extraordinary opportunity to engage in supervised independent legal research on legal issues involving biotechnology. Students may select a research topic of interest from among any of the many sub-fields of biotechnology including, but not limited to, genomics, proteinomics, genetic engineering, personalized medicine, utilization of bacteria, yeasts and other living organisms in connection with medical treatment, diagnostics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biofuels, sustainability/clean technology and many others. Students' research will culminate in an oral presentation to the class and a written paper. In addition to oral presentations, students will explore in class best practices in drafting licenses and other biotechnology-related agreements and how biotechnology-related disputes are resolved through study of select examples of patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation cases, license and other biotechnology-related contract litigation, and alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation.

Course materials: To be provided.

Evaluation of Course: Students will be graded on their oral presentation and research paper, with extra credit given for class participation and perfect attendance.

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
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Business Immigration



SLN #: 72227
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 005
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Duran

Course Description:
The course will cover all major topics in business immigration law and practice. Students will learn how U.S. businesses recruit and bring into the United States temporary and permanent labor. Topics will include the H-1B program, NAFTA TN visas, Investor Visas, and Labor Certification. Students will also learn about employment verification laws and procedures and ICE/DOL audits. While as practitioners, the instructors will have a practical bent, considerable time will be spent on policy debates and analyzing primary sources of the law.

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




Business Organizations



SLN #: 72244
Course Prefix: LAW-654
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Lynk

Course Description:
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.

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




Business Organizations



SLN #: 82693
Course Prefix: LAW-654
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Forst

Course Description:
This course describes how the laws governing business organizations impact the work of all lawyers. A basic understanding of the legal organization and management of business enterprises, and the law of agency, partnership, corporations, and securities, is routinely needed across a diverse range of legal specializations.

Initially, we study how businesses are legally formed. It is fundamental to understand all the forms into which business enterprises are organized, and the pros and cons of each form. Business enterprises can be organized in various ways to achieve different goals. Lawyers are often called upon by business people to help them select the form of business through which they can most effectively achieve their business goals. Accordingly, we study sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and the increasingly popular new form of enterprise called the limited liability company (“LLC”).

We survey why and how companies “go public” and the implications of this decision and examine how the capital markets are regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the securities laws. In today’s environment we have the unique opportunity to focus on the U.S. financial crisis, and how business and Wall Street practices factor into the evolving role of corporate law, the SEC, and public companies. We examine how businesses are regulated and why. We analyze the legal standard of conduct expected of companies, their owners and executives.

The major focus of the course is on the most popular form of business organization, the corporation. 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, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. We also examine broader policy questions such as how our economic system and business needs promote business interests and shape laws and regulations in the United States.

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




Civil Justice Clinic



SLN #: 72249
Course Prefix: LAW-773
Course Section: 001
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
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Civil Procedure



SLN #: 72222
Course Prefix: LAW-518
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Dauber

Course Description:
Explores the structure of a lawsuit and techniques of alternative dispute resolution. Specific topics include commencement of suit, joinder of parties, discovery, pretrial motions, subject matter and personal jurisdiction, res judicata, collateral estoppel, and choice of law under the Erie doctrine.

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




Civil Procedure



SLN #: 72223
Course Prefix: LAW-518
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): O'Grady

Course Description:
Explores the structure of a lawsuit and techniques of alternative dispute resolution. Specific topics include commencement of suit, joinder of parties, discovery, pretrial motions, subject matter and personal jurisdiction, res judicata, collateral estoppel, and choice of law under the Erie doctrine.

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




Civil Procedure



SLN #: 72224
Course Prefix: LAW-518
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Lynk

Course Description:
Explores the structure of a lawsuit and techniques of alternative dispute resolution. Specific topics include commencement of suit, joinder of parties, discovery, pretrial motions, subject matter and personal jurisdiction, res judicata, collateral estoppel, and choice of law under the Erie doctrine.

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




Community Property



SLN #: 72234
Course Prefix: LAW-624
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Matheson

Course Description:
This will be an in-depth exploration of community property, with emphasis on Arizona law but comparative treatment with the other community states and the uniform Marital Property Act. Subject matter includes property rights of unmarried couples, determination of the community, classification of property as community or separate, management and control, rights of creditors, rights on dissolution by divorce or death of one spouse, and conflict of laws between states when a couple changes marital domicile.

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 II



SLN #: 72235
Course Prefix: LAW-625
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Matheson

Course Description:
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




Consumer Protection Law



SLN #: 80462
Course Prefix: LAW-394
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Feigal Jr.

Course Description:


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




Contracts



SLN #: 72216
Course Prefix: LAW-515
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Rose

Course Description:
Explores common law legal method and the structure of Article 2 of the U.C.C. in the context of issues of contract formation.

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




Contracts



SLN #: 72217
Course Prefix: LAW-515
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Calleros

Course Description:
Our course will explore common-law and statutory legal method in the context of issues of contract formation and interpretation, defenses to enforcement, and remedies. The focus will be on common-law case law , supplemented by statutory analysis of selected provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code, all with regular exercises for fact-based problem solving.

To purchase the mandatory e-book, go to (www.cap-press.com) and search for my book by author's name or book title, or just cut and paste this URL: http://www.cap-press.com/books/isbn/9781611633504/Contracts- an-Electronic-Text-2012-Edition

Click the cart next to "Ebook Downloads Available". This takes you to the ebook store. There are 3 download options available (and the PDF appendix is split out from the chapters, so that you can toggle back and forth to each on your screen when needed):

• PDF File - $20 (This appears in very high resolution, including some color photos, on a computer screen)

• ePub and Kindle (for Kindle and other book readers and software) - $20

• All Formats - PDF, ePub, and Kindle - $25

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
Mid Term or Other Exam: Two: one in Oct. and one in Nov.
Paper or In-Class Presentation: No
Participation Points: Professor retains discretion w/i school policies
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: See syllabus
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Contracts



SLN #: 72218
Course Prefix: LAW-515
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Gubler

Course Description:
Explores common law legal method and the structure of Article 2 of the U.C.C. in the context of issues of contract formation.

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




Copyright Law



SLN #: 76682
Course Prefix: LAW-646
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Clinton

Course Description:
This course provides a detailed introduction to the law of copyright. It emphasizes the basics of traditional copyright protection for art, music, and literature and but also considers the application of those basic principles in an age of digital technology (music sharing á la Grokster, internet hyperlinking, protection of computer programs and user interfaces, and similar current issues). Copyright law is now important well beyond the entertainment industry, although many of the decisions we study derive from that genre. (Humphrey Bogart, Cole Porter, George Harrison, J.D. Salinger, Superman, Mickey Mouse, and many other luminaries make cameo appearances in our cases.) Copyright (and copyright-like protection schemes) have become an increasingly important element of a general law practice as a result of the explosive growth in economic value of information-based products, like computer software and digital networks and databases. The lawyer ignorant of basic copyright principles will be increasingly handicapped in many areas of practice, such as negotiating technology transfers, drafting contractual rights, developing schemes of protection and privacy, distinguishing criminal from noncriminal behavior, and in litigation. But more important than all that, the cases and materials are lots of fun!

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: Participation points may be given
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance is expected
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Creative Writing for Lawyers



SLN #: 72263
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 011
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Feeney

Course Description:
This class will meet on 8 Wednesdays during the semester: Dates to be announced at a later date.

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




Creditor Remedies (1st 6-week session)



SLN #: 88449
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: A06
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Spurlock;Anderson

Course Description:
This course will meet for 6 weeks on Mondays from 10:00 am - 11:55 am beginning Monday, August 27. The final exam will be administered at 9:00 am on Saturday, October 13.

This course focuses on provisional pre-judgment and post-judgment procedures used to protect and enforce contractual obligations and money judgments. Topics to be covered include the constitutionality of provisional pre-judgment remedies, necessary procedures to effectuate valid executions, garnishments, replevins and attachments, and perfecting judgment liens.

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




Criminal Practice Clinic



SLN #: 72250
Course Prefix: LAW-774
Course Section: 001
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
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Criminal Procedure



SLN #: 72230
Course Prefix: LAW-604
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Hessick

Course Description:
This course will cover the Fourth Amendment's prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures, the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel. Course requirements include regular class participation and an in-class final examination.

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




Criminal Procedure



SLN #: 88277
Course Prefix: LAW-604
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Popko

Course Description:
This course will cover the Fourth Amendment's prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures, the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel. Course requirements include regular class participation and an in-class final examination.

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




Critical Race Theory



SLN #: 88281
Course Prefix: LAW-725
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Tsosie

Course Description:
This seminar will focus on the idea of "race" as a social/political construct and examine the impact of American law on the construction of race. The seminar will provide the historical and legal background necessary to understand the significance of race within American law and policy. The seminar will then evaluate a number of legal frameworks that address issues of race and ethnicity in various contexts (e.g. segregation laws, civil rights law, federal Indian law, international human rights law). Throughout the seminar, we will assess various jurisprudential accounts evaluating the ethical and moral underpinnings of the law. Critical Race Theory is known as a jurisprudential framework that is often critical of standard liberal approaches. We will evaluate the critiques of liberalism and the scholarship of both liberal and critical theorists.

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: 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 - Maximum is 2 absences and no laptops are allowed.
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Cultural Resources



SLN #: 88322
Course Prefix: LAW-723
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Humetewa

Course Description:
This seminar will focus on the national heritage and Native American cultural resources laws, policies and procedures (ARPA, NAGPRA, Indian Arts & Crafts Act, Migratory Bird Act etc.). Federal Indian Law I, Criminal Law and Procedure and Evidence are helpful but not required. We will meet Tuesday’s from 3:30-5:25 afternoons. Reading assignments will be from court cases, federal statutes and regulations and various xeroxed materials, which will be available in the copy center. This seminar course will fulfill the professional skills requirement in that students will prepare several research, writing and oral presentations throughout the semester. Attendance, pre-class preparation and participation are required.

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




DC Externship



SLN #: 78874
Course Prefix: LAW-785
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 9
Instructor(s): Askland

Course Description:


Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 9
Skills Requirement: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Debtor/Creditor & Bankruptcy Law



SLN #: 72243
Course Prefix: LAW-653
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Haines

Course Description:
This course will cover basic debtor-creditor law and bankruptcy law and practice. It begins with the state and common law governing how money judgments are enforced, debtors' strategies to avoid collection, and who gets paid when there is not enough money to go around. This also includes federal statutory limitations on collection remedies. It then addresses liquidation under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code, the effect of the discharge of debts in bankruptcy, the exceptions to discharge, and the new “means test” limitations on eligibility to file for a Chapter 7 discharge. This leads to the Chapter 13 "wage earner" plan for repayment of creditors over time. The latter half of the course will focus more on aspects of commercial bankruptcy law, including the automatic stay, preferences and fraudulent conveyances, and the trustee's "strong arm" powers. It is these laws that prescribe the outer limits of creditors' rights and make the bankruptcy courts the de facto commercial courts for the nation. There are no prerequisites to this course, although a background in secured transactions would be very helpful. Nor is this course a prerequisite to the Chapter 11 course that is taught every other spring semester, but it would provide extremely useful background if you intend to take that course, and the two courses will be taught as a logical sequence with minimal overlap. Attendance is expected and up to two points will be added or subtracted for participation.

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




Decedent's Estates



SLN #: 72233
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




Estate and Gift Tax



SLN #: 72232
Course Prefix: LAW-611
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Becker

Course Description:
This course will focus on the Federal estate, gift and generation skipping transfer taxes which govern the transfer of wealth during lifetime and at death.

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




Ethics & Gov't Practice



SLN #: 88436
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 032
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Askland

Course Description:
This course takes place in D.C. The first class will be held Wednesday, September 5, 2012, and continue through Wednesday, November 28 which will be the last class. Fall break will not be observed.

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 #: 72231
Course Prefix: LAW-605
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Bartels

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 Practice Court or clinical courses

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




Externship



SLN #: 72253
Course Prefix: LAW-785
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 1-12
Instructor(s): Barnes

Course Description:
“Experience: The real teacher.” The Externship Program enhances your law school education and allows you the opportunity to work closely with esteemed lawyers, judges, and judicial clerks. Placements are available with governmental entities such as the United States Attorney, District of Arizona, the Arizona Attorney General, Maricopa County Attorney, 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 may be available with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, United States District Court, United States Bankruptcy Court, Arizona Court of Appeals, Maricopa County Superior Court 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. All available externship opportunities are listed in an “Externship Manual” distributed to students in September (for spring) and December (for summer and fall.) A list of current externship placements may also be found at: http://www.law.asu.edu/currentstudents/CurrentStudents/Academics/ExternshipProgram.aspx. Please see Jennifer Barnes or Carolyn Landry in Room 101 if you have any questions about the Externship Program.

There will be two mandatory classes for first time externs only. The first class, “Boot Camp Class” will be held on August 24th from 1p to 5p in Room 105. The second class, “Café Conversations” will be held on September 28th from 4p to 6p at the Memorial Union, Room #236.

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




Fact Investigation I



SLN #: 78960
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 024
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Bartels

Course Description:
I will focus on the lawyering task that is the key to most civil and criminal cases. Topics will include finding people and things; interviewing witnesses and interrogating suspects; accident/crime scene investigation; eye-witness identifications; working with investigators and experts; and ethical and other legal constraints. Class sessions will be a mixture of polite Socratic dialogue, simulations, and guest speakers; and each student will do one witness interview outside of class. (Fact Investigation II, which will be offered in the Spring 2013 Semester, will provide an optional opportunity for more intensive work on interviewing skills.)

Grades will be based on class participation and a short final examination.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Participation Points: Approximately 50% of grade
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




FDA Regulation



SLN #: 82624
Course Prefix: LAW-667
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Feigal Jr.;Morris;Shire

Course Description:
This course will examine the regulation of drugs, medical devices, and biologics (e.g., vaccines) by the Food and Drug Administration. These categories of products are the primary products of the emerging biotechnology and genomics industry, as well as the traditional pharmaceutical industry, and therefore is critical for students who are interested in representing life science companies or medical research institutions.

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
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Federal Advocacy for the Tribal Client



SLN #: 88268
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: A04
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Gover;Artman

Course Description:
• Class will meet Monday, October 15 through Friday, October 19.
• Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
• The class is limited to 12 students - if there is more student demand, students seeking the Indian Law Certificate will receive preference.

This course, held in Washington D.C. during fall break. The class will introduce students to the practical application of the government-to-government relationship between tribes and the federal government. Through lectures, discussion, reading, guest speakers and actual site visits, students will learn how to effectively communicate with governmental officials and elected leaders in the federal system. The class will discuss the different roles Indian law attorneys and advocates play in the advancement of tribal interests in the federal system. Topics to be explored include the federal budget cycle, structure and function of the Congressional committee system including the purpose of conference and committee reports, evaluating the need and purpose of a paid lobbyist, and the role of tribal coalitions and intertribal organizations. Although the class will include a discussion of the entire federal system and all federal agencies, particular focus will be given to those agencies and departments that have a primary role in tribal issues, including the Department of Interior and Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Indian Health Service and Department of Education.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 12
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Federal Crimes



SLN #: 72229
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 008
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Hessick

Course Description:
This class will study a number of uniquely federal crimes, such as RICO, CCE, and civil rights violations, as well as federal prosecutions of narcotics and firearms offenses. It will also explore a number of issues that arise in the enactment and enforcement of federal criminal law, such as the bases for federal criminal jurisdiction and the choice between state, federal, or duplicative prosecutions. Students will be graded based on class participation, two short non-research papers, and a take-home final exam.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes; two 8-10 page non-research paper
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: Criminal Law & Constitutional Law
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
Mid Term or Other Exam: No
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Federal Income Taxation



SLN #: 82600
Course Prefix: LAW-606
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Kahng

Course Description:
Federal Income Tax. The Federal income tax touches virtually every aspect of modern American life. For practicing lawyers, a basic understanding of the structure and vocabulary of the tax code is critical. This course is designed to introduce students to the key concepts and issues in taxation, focusing primarily on the taxation of individuals. Coursework will include review of specific code provisions, administrative materials, and important cases. It is the prerequisite for all other tax courses. Problems are assigned for each class, and students are expected to have done these problems and come prepared to discuss them.

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
Mid Term or Other Exam: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Federal Indian Law I



SLN #: 72236
Course Prefix: LAW-632
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Tsosie

Course Description:
This course provides a survey of the political and legal relationship of Native Nations to the United States government. The course provides a historical examination of the treaties and other instruments used to negotiate a political relationship between these separate governments and delves into a comprehensive examination of the legal relationship that developed between American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian peoples and the United States government. The emphasis of this course is on understanding the foundation of the contemporary relationship between Native Nations, the United States government, and the various state governments. Thus, particular attention is devoted to jurisdictional issues, including the framework for determining civil regulatory authority, and civil and criminal adjudicatory authority in Indian Country. The course will require a final exam and may require an additional short writing assignment during the semester.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Possibly, see course description
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




Genetics and the Law



SLN #: 76680
Course Prefix: LAW-617
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Marchant

Course Description:
Many commentators predict that the 21st Century will be the Century of the Genome, in which advances in genetic technology will fundamentally transform society, the economy, and our day-to-day lives. Already, advances in genetic sciences are having a substantial impact on diverse areas such as criminal law, health care, agriculture, and pharmaceuticals. The legal system is increasingly being called upon to address issues related to genetics, and many legislators, judges, regulators, and practicing attorneys are scrambling to learn about the new legal problems and opportunities created by advances in genetic sciences. This course will provide students with background on genetics and recent genetic advances, and it will address the legal consequences and issues associated with such advances. Specific legal topics that will be covered include forensic uses of DNA, genetic privacy and confidentiality, genetic discrimination in employment and insurance, genetic testing in the workplace, genetic screening, gene therapy and genetic enhancement, pharmacogenomics, stem cell and tissue culture research, cloning, and patenting and licensing of genetic technology. No prior study or knowledge of genetics or molecular biology is required. The readings will include materials presenting the fundamental ideas of modern genetics.

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
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Gideon Fellowship



SLN #: 72262
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 010
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Ames

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
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Health Law and Policy



SLN #: 75320
Course Prefix: LAW-650
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Hodge Jr.

Course Description:
This course will explore major aspects of U.S. health care law and policy, including national health care reform initiatives; access, costs, and quality of care; informed consent; health information privacy; professional licensure, privileging, and liability; health insurance and tax incentives; and end of life issues.

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: Required
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Healthcare Entrepreneurship-Classroom Component



SLN #: 72255
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Menkhus

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
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Healthcare Entrepreneurship-Clinic Component



SLN #: 76736
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Shufeldt

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
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None




High Technology Licensing



SLN #: 72264
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 012
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Noblitt

Course Description:
Intellectual property/technology licensing is becoming increasingly pervasive in virtually every industry sector as companies increasingly license their own intellectual property/technology to others or license-in intellectual/property technology from third parties. In this course, we will examine the issues associated with various aspects of intellectual property/technology licensing. We will examine key aspects of patent, copyright (primarily software) and trademark licenses. We will also explore beta test arrangements, confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements, and agreements that provide that a company retains/obtains IP ownership in technology develops by employees and third party developers. We will also look at technology licensing issues associated with industry-sponsored technology standards-setting organizations/consortia and with technology transfer arrangements used by universities/research institutes to commercialize their inventions. The course will have a strong focus on the review and discussion of various license agreements with an emphasis on developing practical drafting and negotiation skills needed for licensing attorneys

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




Human Trafficking Seminar



SLN #: 72270
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 018
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Otis

Course Description:
The course will follow a child prostitution case from start to finish, and include interviewing witnesses and experts on the subject. Students will write two motions.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Students will write 2 motions
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 20
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Ideas of the First Amendment



SLN #: 72266
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 014
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Winer

Course Description:
This course on the First Amendment is based on a unique approach and materials developed by Prof. Vince Blasi at Columbia who has offered such a course with great success at several law schools for about twenty years. The main text is Blasi’s Ideas of the First Amendment ( West, Second Ed. 2012). Students wishing more information than is in this description should consult the text.

The premise is to organize the course, as Blasi puts it, “around leading thinkers rather than doctrinal topics.” Thus Blasi’s materials are organized around “seven of the most eloquent and historically significant articulations of the reasons for a strong free speech principle.” These seven classic writings range from political polemics (Milton and Madison), to philosophical essays (Mill and Meiklejohn), to “judicial opinions of unusual intellectual ambition and insight” (Hand, Holmes and Brandeis).This juxtaposition of perspectives prepares students to broadly examine and critically evaluate traditional doctrinal categories of First Amendment jurisprudence. And, as Blasi suggests, this approach also does better justice to the “majesty ...[and] complexity” of the First Amendment than a more traditional course focused on “pragmatic judgments of small compass” that emerge “by connecting the dots of numerous cases, presented in fragmentary form and organized according to problem area”.

In the original Preface to his text, Blasi adds: “[I]t is the (more original) thesis of this book that such [doctrinal] questions are best studied not by examining, necessarily at a breathless pace, snippets of vast numbers of Supreme Court opinions that elaborate three- part tests and ever-proliferating doctrinal subcategories, but rather by engaging some of the greatest writings on the freedom of speech that have been generated in the Anglo-American tradition, and asking how those writings - some political polemics, some judicial opinions - might help one to think about the pivotal doctrinal questions.” Still, the course includes “most of the leading Supreme Court opinions interpreting the First Amendment,” and “virtually all of the traditional doctrinal categories are covered.” Blasi has refined his approach in the 2012 second edition of the text, which naturally is very up to date. The text, however, always will be supplemented as appropriate with the very latest Supreme Court opinions in the area.

Another great benefit of studying the First Amendment in this fashion is that students will be forced to closely examine “how some of the finest practitioners of the art of persuasion went about building their arguments.” The course therefore is also a superb course in legal advocacy and rhetoric. By reading and studying virtually unedited selections by great writers (“well elaborated masterpieces of advocacy”), students should improve their own writing. Students often have difficulty “getting started” on a paper - choosing an interesting and manageable topic, developing an appropriate thesis, and the like. So, to assist this process, in consultation with the Instructor each student will be required to write an extended critique of one of the canonical writings (of the student’s choice) around which the course is built and apply his or her critique to a doctrinal issue or case.

Students wishing to earn an additional credit by writing a more substantial paper may sign up for a related 1- credit Independent Study with Prof. Winer.

Interested students should address any questions to Prof. Winer via e-mail at lhwiner@asu.edu.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes, Term Paper: See above course description
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: Yes, but flexible
Final Exam Given: No
Mid Term or Other Exam: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Possible
Participation Points: Yes, in accord with Law School Policy
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Immigration Law



SLN #: 88351
Course Prefix: LAW-706
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Cruz

Course Description:
The course introduces students to the basic framework of U.S. immigration laws and policy. After briefly presenting the historical and constitutional development of modern immigration laws, the course proceeds to explore family-based immigration, bars to immigration, business immigration, and removal procedures. The course also includes a rudimentary discussion of asylum and other humanitarian programs, as well as discussions of governmental role in the immigration. The course emphasizes statutory analysis, practical application, and constitutional issues.

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: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes, 25 page paper
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Immigration Law & Policy Clinic



SLN #: 87583
Course Prefix: LAW-778
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Cruz

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
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Independent Study



SLN #: 72251
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.
Prerequisite: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Indian Legal Clinic



SLN #: 75318
Course Prefix: LAW-776
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Ferguson-Bohnee

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
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Innovation Adv. Legal Clinic (Client Component)



SLN #: 72254
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Menkhus

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
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Innovation Advancement Legal Clinic



SLN #: 75321
Course Prefix: LAW-777
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Menkhus

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
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Insurance Bad Faith Litigation (1st 6-week session)



SLN #: 88374
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: A05
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Everroad

Course Description:
This course will meet for 6 weeks beginning Wednesday, August 29, and continuing through Wednesday October 3. The final exam will be administered at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 10, or at 9:00 am on Saturday, October 13.

This course complements the basic insurance course by focusing on the tort of "insurance bad faith" and the litigation of bad faith claims. Among the topics that will be covered are insurance coverages and duties arising under insurance policies, types of bad faith claims (1st party/3rd party), elements of a bad faith claim, damages recoverable and unique procedural devices available to insureds/claimants (e.g., Damron and Morris agreements) and their prerequisites.

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




International Arbitration (2nd 6-week session)



SLN #: 88272
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: B03
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Nadeau

Course Description:
This course will meet for 6 weeks beginning Wednesday, October 24.

This course will focus on dispute resolution through the use of International Arbitration, which differs greatly from domestic arbitration. It will be taught by a lawyer with deep experience in such cases around the world, from China, Indonesia, South America, Europe and the United States. As a secondary focus, the course will address Bi-Lateral Investment Treaties and the process for resolution of complaints concerning trade protections and “takings” by foreign governments. Because many courts will refuse to accord full faith and credit to foreign court judgments, the only viable mechanism to resolve cross-border commercial disputes is International Arbitration pursuant to a United Nations Convention.

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




International Human Rights Law



SLN #: 88372
Course Prefix: LAW-709
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Rothenberg

Course Description:
This class will provide an overview of the international human rights law system. We will examine the primary substantive standards that comprise the core of international human rights law, such as rights to a fair trial and to be free from genocide, torture, summary execution, arbitrary arrest and detention, and discrimination. We will also examine so-called “second-generation rights,” such as economic, social, and cultural rights. We will study the primary institutions and processes for the enforcement of such rights: treaty monitoring bodies, the regional human rights courts and commissions, the United Nations institutions, including the Human Rights Commission and the Security Council, domestic implementation through legislative and judicial mechanisms, as well as through inter-governmental diplomacy, reporting, and the mobilization of shame by non-governmental organizations. And, we will examine the explosion of international criminal tribunals, beginning with an examination of the Nuremberg trials, then a look at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and the new International Criminal 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




Int'l Environmental Law



SLN #: 78877
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 021
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Bodansky

Course Description:
International environmental law has expanded dramatically since 1972. With the increasing attention being given to global climate change and the idea of sustainable development, it will again take center stage at the 2012 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. This course will introduce the history, theory, principles and mechanisms of international environmental law. It will consider how to create and structure legal instruments and procedures that can deal effectively with the challenges of global sustainable development. Since the field is so vast, we will concentrate on two substantive areas: the international law of the atmosphere, including air pollution, the ozone layer and climate change; and the international law of biodiversity, including biodiversity in general, endangered species and habitat protection.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Several written assignments/memos, in lieu of a final exam.
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: Yes, short memos with in-class reports
Participation Points: 10%
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Included in participation points
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Int'l Institutions



SLN #: 72228
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 007
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Gartner

Course Description:
This course will examine the role of international institutions in responding to key global challenges and shaping international law. It will cover the major institutions established since World War II, such as the United Nations and the World Bank. It will also explore the role of informal economic bodies like the G-8 and G-20 and the emergence of a new generation of institutions in recent decades to respond to new challenges in areas such as global health. The course will also explore the role of private actors, including non-governmental organizations and the private sector, in shaping international institutions.

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




Intro Corp Tax & Policy



SLN #: 81458
Course Prefix: LAW-394
Course Section: 011
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




Introduction to Law & Economics



SLN #: 88327
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




Jurimetrics Journal



SLN #: 72247
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 #: 88319
Course Prefix: LAW-616
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): White

Course Description:
This course will address both analytical jurisprudence (analysis of legal concepts)and normative jurisprudence (evaluation of legal doctrines, practices, and institutions). Topics for the course may include: whether and when one has an obligation to obey the law; the development of legal philosophy from natural law theory to critical legal studies; the moral and political foundations of justice; and contemporary issues in constitutional jurisprudence. In addition to standard works of legal, moral and political philosophy, readings for the course will include case law and commentary.

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
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Jury Selection (2nd 6-week session)



SLN #: 88269
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: B01
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Sandweg;Slack;Palumbo

Course Description:
This class will meet on Wednesdays from 8am - 9:55 am for 6 weeks beginning Wednesday, October 24.

The process of jury selection is an important and fundamental part of trial practice. This course surveys the bounds of voir dire practice in state and federal courts and addresses variations in jury size and unanimity requirements between state and federal courts. Statutory and case law discussion will focus on the nature and number of preemptory strikes and important narrow issues such as utilization of race as a factor in the jury selection process. Appellate review of jury bias, jury misconduct, and the like will also be a focus of the course.

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




Juvenile Law



SLN #: 78881
Course Prefix: LAW-635
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Stanton

Course Description:
This course will include an analysis of the legal and philosophical bases for a separate juvenile justice system as well as an examination of how the legal system deals with children. Juvenile delinquency will be a central topic including: jurisdiction and disposition in the juvenile court, procedural differences between the delinquency process and the adult criminal process and the role of the lawyer in the juvenile court process. Other general topics will be state enforced limitations on the liberty of minors (e.g., "status" offenses, child labor laws, driving privileges, juvenile curfews, etc.) and abuse, neglect and dependency. The course will consider current reforms and the future of the juvenile court. Class trip(s) may include: Observation of proceedings in the Juvenile Court and visits to the Maricopa County Juvenile Detention Center and Adobe Mountain Juvenile Institution. Exemptions are available. Field trip may require alternative scheduling

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Short Writing Assignments
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Participation Points: Possibly
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Land Use Proceedings (2nd 6-week session)



SLN #: 88275
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: B05
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Lagarde;Gross

Course Description:
This class will meet on Mondays from 10:00 am - 11:55 am for 6 weeks beginning October 22.

This course focuses on the practice of advocating land use cases before administrative, quasi-judicial and legislative bodies. Covered topics include:

• Introduction to the land use entitlement process
• Advocacy in staff review and community outreach
o Role of staff in land use cases
o Application strategy and processing the land use case
• Advocacy before administrative bodies
o The land use hearing process
o Planning hearing officer/Zoning administrator
o Planning Commission
o Development/design review
• Advocacy before legislative bodies
o City/Town Council and Boards of Supervisors
o Lobbying decision makers
• Advocacy before quasi-judicial bodies
o Variances and use permit application requirements
o Special rules for Boards of Adjustment
• Appeal of quasi-judicial decisions and of legislative decisions

• Special issues impacting land use advocacy strategies, including:
o Exactions
o Proposition 207
o Due process and equal protection
o Referendum


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




Law & the Arts



SLN #: 78875
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 019
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Stanton

Course Description:
The course examines the intersections of law and the “art world.” We will consider the interrelated complex of painters, sculptors, print-makers, art schools, dealers, auction houses, individual and corporate collectors, museums and museum personnel, art historians, critics, experts, the art press, interested foundations, the relevant people at the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities, state and local arts administrators and others, including a small but growing visual arts bar.

Among the topics this course discusses are: (1) International law and the fate of works of art in wartime: plunder and destruction as war crimes; restitutions and reparations; (2) the international trade in stolen and illegally exported art and antiquities; (3) the artist’s rights in the work of art: moral right, copyright and resale right (droit de suite); (4) artistic freedom and its limits (art as libel, political art and the First Amendment, obscenity, censorship through the licensing power, government patronage and support); (5) the artist’s life: artists and dealer, artist and museum, commissions, live-work space, toxic hazards, taxes, estate planning, legal services for artists; (6) the collector: dealing with dealers and auction houses; consumer protection in the print and sculptural reproduction markets; counterfeit art; experts; theft, art-napping and insurance; taxes, gifts to charity and appraisers; (7) museums: the legal character and obligations of museums; trustees, directors and staff; conflicts of interests; blockbuster exhibitions and insurance; de-accessioning and long-term loans; the problem of the insolvent museum.

All students do a brief class presentation.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance and participation required
Online Course Site: None




Law Journal



SLN #: 72246
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, Culture & Community



SLN #: 86549
Course Prefix: LAW-294
Course Section: 006
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Herbert

Course Description:


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




Law, Culture & Community



SLN #: 86550
Course Prefix: LAW-294
Course Section: 007
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




Legal Method & Writing



SLN #: 72209
Course Prefix: LAW-519
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Noreuil

Course Description:
The primary goal of this course it to teach students about authority in the context of a legal issue. You will learn to find authority, to analyze authority, and to use authority to effectively communicate your analysis.

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: Blackboard




Legal Method & Writing



SLN #: 72210
Course Prefix: LAW-519
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Carter

Course Description:
The primary goal of this course it to teach students about authority in the context of a legal issue. You will learn to find authority, to analyze authority, and to use authority to effectively communicate your analysis.

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




Legal Method & Writing



SLN #: 72211
Course Prefix: LAW-519
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Stinson

Course Description:
The primary goal of this course it to teach students about authority in the context of a legal issue. You will learn to find authority, to analyze authority, and to use authority to effectively communicate your analysis.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Several throughout the semester
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: JD students only
Special Withdrawal Course: With administrative approval only
Limited Enrollment Number: Yes
Final Exam Given: No
Participation Points: Per Statement of Student Policies
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Legal Method & Writing



SLN #: 72212
Course Prefix: LAW-519
Course Section: 004
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Holst

Course Description:
The primary goal of this course it to teach students about authority in the context of a legal issue. You will learn to find authority, to analyze authority, and to use authority to effectively communicate your analysis.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes
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
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Legal Method & Writing



SLN #: 72213
Course Prefix: LAW-519
Course Section: 005
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Carter

Course Description:
The primary goal of this course it to teach students about authority in the context of a legal issue. You will learn to find authority, to analyze authority, and to use authority to effectively communicate your analysis.

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




Legal Method & Writing



SLN #: 72214
Course Prefix: LAW-519
Course Section: 006
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Sperling

Course Description:
The primary goal of this course it to teach students about authority in the context of a legal issue. You will learn to find authority, to analyze authority, and to use authority to effectively communicate your analysis.

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




Legal Method & Writing



SLN #: 72215
Course Prefix: LAW-519
Course Section: 007
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Langenfeld

Course Description:
The primary goal of this course it to teach students about authority in the context of a legal issue. You will learn to find authority, to analyze authority, and to use authority to effectively communicate your analysis.

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




Legal Method & Writing



SLN #: 76671
Course Prefix: LAW-519
Course Section: 008
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Herrera

Course Description:
The primary goal of this course it to teach students about authority in the context of a legal issue. You will learn to find authority, to analyze authority, and to use authority to effectively communicate your analysis.

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




Legal Method & Writing



SLN #: 76672
Course Prefix: LAW-519
Course Section: 009
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Sperling

Course Description:
The primary goal of this course it to teach students about authority in the context of a legal issue. You will learn to find authority, to analyze authority, and to use authority to effectively communicate your analysis.

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




Legal Method & Writing



SLN #: 82642
Course Prefix: LAW-519
Course Section: 010
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Herrera

Course Description:
The primary goal of this course it to teach students about authority in the context of a legal issue. You will learn to find authority, to analyze authority, and to use authority to effectively communicate your analysis.

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




Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic



SLN #: 72256
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 004
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Gross

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: 3
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
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic (Patent Licensing)



SLN #: 72257
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 005
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




Mediation Clinic



SLN #: 76678
Course Prefix: LAW-775
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Facciola;Hinshaw

Course Description:
The Lodestar Mediation Clinic, an integral component of the nationally recognized Lodestar Dispute Resolution Program, helps students learn about alternatives to litigation while gaining practical experience about the mediation process. Student attorneys experience an intensive training program focusing on the theory, strategy and skills involved in the mediation of legal disputes, then act as mediators in civil (non-family) cases. The Clinic has three mandatory training sessions that are typically scheduled prior to the start of semester, in addition to required class meetings. Students should expect to spend an average of 4-5 hours per week on out-of-class assignments in the last two-thirds of the semester. These assignments primarily are serving as a co-mediator in the Maricopa County Justice Courts, observing professional mediations, or participating in other dispute resolution programs on and off campus. Interested students must submit a one-page statement of intent and attend an information session about the Mediation Clinic prior to enrollment. Admitted students must pass a background check before mediating in the Justice Court Mediation Program. The Clinic is a 6 credit hour course. More information about the Lodestar Dispute Resolution Program at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.

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
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Nanotechnology



SLN #: 88278
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




Natural Resources Clinic



SLN #: 72258
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 006
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Feller

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: 3
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
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Natural Resources Law



SLN #: 82607
Course Prefix: LAW-639
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Feller

Course Description:
Most of the great open spaces of the western United States - forests, mountains, and deserts - are owned by the federal government in the form of National Forests, National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, and lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). These publicly-owned lands are important sources of such commodities as timber, minerals, and oil and natural gas. They are also valued by the public for their natural scenery, recreational opportunities, wildlife, and wilderness qualities. Over the last several decades, these lands have been the scene of controversy and conflict over the environmental effects of logging, mining, livestock grazing, recreation, and other land uses. This course will cover the history of federal public land law, the administration of federal public lands, and the interpretation and application of the major federal laws affecting public land management, including the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the National Forest Management Act, the Wilderness Act, the Taylor Grazing Act, and the Mining Law of 1872. In addition to casebook readings and class discussions, each student will work with a small group of other students to prepare a presentation to the class on a topic of current controversy in public land management.

This course will serve as the prerequisite for the Natural Resources Law Field Seminar if that seminar is offered in May. The Natural Resources Law Field Seminar is a one-week traveling seminar that features visits to the Colorado Rive in Glen Canyon, the forests of the Kaibab Plateau, and desert rangelands on the Arizona Strip north of the Grand Canyon. To enroll in the Natural Resourses Law Field Seminar, students must have taken either Water Law or Natural Resources Law. Students wishing to take the Natural Resources Law Field Seminar (if offered) in May should take Natural Resources Law or Water Law in the fall.

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: Group advocacy presentations on current topics in natural resources law.
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Negotiation



SLN #: 76677
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: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Patent Law



SLN #: 76681
Course Prefix: LAW-645
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Fellmeth

Course Description:
A general introduction to patent law and policy. A patent is a federally-granted bundle of entitlements that include, most importantly, the right to prevent others from making, using, selling, or importing the patented invention for a defined period of time. The course will cover the history of patent law; the policy rationales for granting or withholding patents; a summary introduction to patent preparation and prosecution procedure; and a more detailed consideration of the patentability requirements (patentable subject matter, utility, novelty, nonobviousness, and disclosure), the concept of patent infringement, defenses and limitations to patent rights, and remedies.

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
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Persuasive Speech (1st 6-week session)



SLN #: 88266
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: A02
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Goodwin;Barnard

Course Description:
This course will meet on Tuesdays for six weeks beginning Tuesday, August 28.

This performance-based course focuses on persuasive communication skills. Borrowing proficiencies typically developed for the theatre and applying them in a legal context, students will gain increased confidence in communicating and advocating in the courtroom or ADR setting by developing such skills as:

Pacing;
Use of gestures;
Voice projection;
Voice modulation; and
Body positioning.

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




Post-Conviction Clinic



SLN #: 72259
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 007
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Popko

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: 3
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
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Practical Issues in Immigration Law



SLN #: 82723
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 022
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Cruz

Course Description:
The course will only be open to LLMs interested in learning about legal practice in the immigration context. Students will be required to attend the immigration clinic’s classroom component, participate in case discussions, observe court proceedings, and assist in research projects. LLMs will not be assigned any cases, nor permitted to represent clients.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: Must be an LLM Student
Limited Enrollment Number: 3
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Privacy, Gov't & Emerging Technologies



SLN #: 88435
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 031
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Askland

Course Description:
This course takes place in D.C. The first class will be held Tuesday, September 4, 2012. The class will meet on Mondays from 6:30 pm - 9:25 pm thereafter. The last class will be held on Monday, November 26. Fall break will not be observed.

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




Private Property Rights



SLN #: 88320
Course Prefix: LAW-657
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Birnbaum

Course Description:
This course will focus upon one of the most controversial topics in the law and a subject which has received considerable attention from the United States Supreme Court in recent years: the conflict between private property rights and the right of the government to acquire private property for public use or to regulate the use of private property in a manner which substantially limits its economic potential. The course will include a detailed review of the most important United States Supreme Court decisions (e.g., Penn Central, Nollan, Lucas, Dolan, Palazzolo,Tahoe and Lingle) which, in the context of so-called "regulatory takings” disputes, explore the circumstances in which government action may go "too far" and constitute a taking of private property without just compensation. The eminent domain process will also be discussed, including the United States Supreme Court's recent decision in Kelo v. City of New London. In addition, a unique section of the course will utilize the land acquisition litigation arising from the planning and construction of the Bank One Ballpark/Chase Field project (Phoenix, Arizona) as a case study. Pleadings from the appellate proceedings will supplement course materials and will focus on the purposes for which private property may be condemned. The course instructor was the principal trial and appellate attorney for the Maricopa County Stadium District. The course will also examine the nature and history of title insurance and the role of title insurance in protecting private property rights. Unlike other courses which focus solely on a limited area of substantive law or, alternatively, on procedural or evidentiary considerations, this innovative course explores all aspects of "takings" law from the evolution of the substantive law through the tactics and strategies often employed at trial and in land use planning decisions. The format will be principally lecture, with lively group discussion anticipated. The course is recommended for future trial attorneys (government and private), for prospective real estate and land use lawyers, and for others with an academic interest in understanding the law and history behind the headlines.

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




Products Liability Seminar



SLN #: 88323
Course Prefix: LAW-734
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Grey

Course Description:
Products Liability refers to civil liability for injuries caused by defective products. It occupies a central role in American law, as the number of new products used by consumers has increased exponentially. Accompanying this proliferation of new consumer products is an increase in injuries. It has been estimated that the number of product accidents is approximately 50 million a year. Products liability is a major way that our society attempts to moderate undue risks. Products liability mixes tort law (negligence, strict liability and deceit) and contract law (warranty) as well as common law (mostly tort) and statutory law (from the UCC). This seminar will trace the development of products liability law, and analyze the major issues currently confronting the courts in this area. It will examine the main theories of manufacturer liability, the concept of product defect, and defenses available to the manufacturer. The seminar will also explore problems of proof and remedies, as well as proposed legislative solutions to problems that arise in these areas.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Major Paper
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: Presentation to class on subject of paper.
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Professional Legal Writing (MLS)



SLN #: 78880
Course Prefix: LAW-596
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Detwiller Digiacomo

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 Liability Litigation (1st 6-week session)



SLN #: 88267
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: A03
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Rayes;Tryon

Course Description:
This class will meet on Thursdays beginning August 23, continuing through Sepember 27. The final exam will be administered on October 11 or Saturday, October 13.

This course focuses on one of the most specialized areas of litigation; suits against licensed professionals, doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects, etc. The personal and professional consequences of such suits increase the intensity of the litigation. Add the fact that insurance policies for professionals, unlike other liability policies, often provide that the insured must approve any settlement, and the atmosphere surrounding these suits can become supercharged.

This course analyzes the elements and requirements of negligence claims against licensed professionals. The course explores substantive tort and contract law causes of action and defenses such as non- party at fault and the economic loss doctrine. Respondeat superior and its applicability to these cases, as well as developing concepts set forth in Section 56 of the Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers, are also considered. The course also explores the impact that a claim of professional negligence has with the professional’s licensing board.

In addition to exploring the legal issues commonly experienced in claims against all licensed professionals, the course also addresses important practical issues that face the trial attorney such as insurance coverage, statute of limitations, statute of repose and claims in excess of the insurance policy limits.

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




Professional Responsibility



SLN #: 72239
Course Prefix: LAW-638
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Stuart

Course Description:
The first class will meet on Friday, August 31, 2012.

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
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Professional Responsibility



SLN #: 72240
Course Prefix: LAW-638
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Cohen

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 mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Professional Responsibility



SLN #: 72241
Course Prefix: LAW-638
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): O'Grady

Course Description:
An introduction to the roles that lawyers play in our legal system; the structure of today’s legal profession; the basis for the lawyer's responsibilities to clients, courts, the profession, and society generally; the prevailing rules of legal ethics; and the expanding body of law that governs lawyers in addition to the ethics rules. Professor O’Grady will make a concentrated effort to provide students with context necessary to understand professional responsibility; thus, in addition to reading from the text, she will assign readings from literature, short stories, and essays. Moreover, students may be expected to participate in in-class simulations and write short reflective paragraphs for on-line posting. Attendance and class participation is required.

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: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Professional Responsibility



SLN #: 82692
Course Prefix: LAW-638
Course Section: 004
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Schatzki

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
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Prosecuting Trademark Applications (2nd 6-week session)



SLN #: 88273
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: B04
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Claus

Course Description:
This course will meet on Thursdays from 8:00 am - 9:55 am beginning October 25

This course focuses on the application process before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) for trademark registrations. Included within the scope of this course will be considerations to be evaluated prior to commencing the application process, including pre-application trademark searches and evaluating marks for registrability, bases for seeking registration, priority of use, priority of application, use in interstate commerce, and specimens of use. This course is designed to follow a trademark application from preparation through to registration on the Principal Register. Attention will be given to the formal, procedural, and substantive requirements for trademark registration, the examination process, possible bases for initial refusal, strategies for responding to non-final office actions, final office actions, petitions to the Director, and appeals to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The course focuses on practical skills needed to successfully prosecute applications to registration before the USPTO, including drafting responses to office actions, developing the record, drafting briefs for appeals to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and presenting oral arguments before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

The course also necessarily addresses substantive areas of trademark law, which often provide a basis for refusal of registration, including that a mark is generic, merely descriptive, misdescriptive, geographically descriptive, contains scandalous matter, or that a mark is likely to cause confusion with an existing mark or prior application. Therefore, a basic understanding of intellectual property law is recommended but not essential.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: A basic understanding of intellectual property law is recommended but not essential
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Public Defender Clinic



SLN #: 72248
Course Prefix: LAW-772
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Lowrance

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
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Public Int'l Law



SLN #: 76706
Course Prefix: LAW-615
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Fellmeth

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to public international law, which is generally the law governing relations among states. Most fundamentally, the course will explain how international law has developed, how modern international law is made, and how it is enforced. As a survey course, we will also examine a variety of subjects regulated by international law, including among many others, how international disputes are resolved; the law of the sea and outer space; state conduct during wars; international trade law; international human rights law; and the activities of the major international organizations and tribunals, such as the United Nations and the International Court of Justice.

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: 10%
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Real Estate Foreclosure (1st 6-week session)



SLN #: 88265
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: A01
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Wilk

Course Description:
This course will meet on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm for 6 weeks beginning August 28. The last class will be October 2, and the final exam will be administered on October 9, or Saturday, October 13.

This course addresses the procedures and requirements for effecting the foreclosure of real estate in Arizona. Students will learn the entire process, from commencement to completion pursuant to the judicial, non-judicial and forfeiture statutory guidelines. Jurisdictional requirements, potential defenses, additional statutory and non-statutory remedies and appeal rights are among the subjects to be covered.

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




Religion & the Constitution



SLN #: 88321
Course Prefix: LAW-712
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Kader

Course Description:
An in depth study of the "establishment" and "free” exercise clauses of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution; their history, doctrinal evolution, and application to contemporary problems (including aid to parochial schools, prayer in school, Sunday laws, creation-science, etc.)



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




Research Methods in Int'l Law



SLN #: 82626
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 010
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Difelice

Course Description:
This course will teach students how to research international and foreign law. As a course project, students will prepare a bibliography on an international law topic of their choice.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Mid Term or Other Exam: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: No
Participation Points: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Review



SLN #:
Course Prefix: LAW-000
Course Section:
Credit Hours: 0
Instructor(s): Rosen

Course Description:


Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 0
Skills Requirement: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Ruth V. McGregor Family Protection Clinic



SLN #: 72260
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 008
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Buel

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
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Separation of Powers



SLN #: 76674
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Bales

Course Description:
This class will study the separation of powers in our federal government by examining the impact of key historical events on constitutional law. Topics will include the election of 1800, the Civil War, the Great Depression and World War II, presidential impeachments, and the war on terror.

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




Spec. Topics in Emp. Discrim



SLN #: 78888
Course Prefix: LAW-630
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Kramer

Course Description:
This course addresses emerging issues in employment discrimination, paying special attention to the changing nature of sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Topics may include sexual harassment, sexual orientation discrimination, transgender discrimination, grooming and dress codes, intersectionality theory, and nepotism rules. Attendance and class participation are mandatory, and each student will be required to write a research paper.

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.
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Sports Law



SLN #: 82630
Course Prefix: LAW-715
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
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: 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 for students with regular attendance and contribution to discussions
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Supreme Court Seminar



SLN #: 88282
Course Prefix: LAW-745
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Weinstein

Course Description:
Members of the seminar will meet each week to discuss one or two of the most interesting and important cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court during its 2011-2012 term (the term that ends in June 2012). In depth discussion of the Court’s opinions with focus on the importance of the case, the quality of the Court's reasoning, and the judicial philosophies of the individual Justices.

Students should have taken Constitutional Law II or Criminal Procedure, or be taking either of them concurrently. Depending on how many students enroll, each student will do one or more in class presentations. This will be the important work. The “paper” will be simply to write up in about 5 pages one of the presentations.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: Students must have taken or be taking concurrently either Con Law II or Criminal Procedure
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Tax Controversies



SLN #: 88383
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 014
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Chodorow

Course Description:
This course will focus on Federal income tax procedures and practice. It will examine the process by which taxes are determined, reported, assessed, challenged, adjudicated, and collected. It will focus on the duties of the taxpayer, internal processes at the Internal Revenue Service, taxpayer interactions with the IRS leading up to a final determination of income taxes owed, avenues for challenging a final determination, and collection practices. We will study the relevant Internal Revenue Code provisions, Treasury regulations, and cases. This course is useful to any student who plans to give tax advice to clients or to represent clients in tax controversies.

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




Teaching Assistant



SLN #: 79429
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




Technology in the Courtroom (2nd 6-week session)



SLN #: 88332
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: B06
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Ricketts;Williams

Course Description:
This course will meet on Tuesdays from 8:00 am - 9:55 am beginning Tuesday, October 23.

Students must have a laptop with Windows and Word Perfect

This course is designed to augment oral advocacy skills by introducing the effective use of demonstrative aids and courtroom technology. Students will consider whether, in a given situation, the use of demonstrative aids or technology will enhance, or instead hamper, the presentation of the advocate’s position. In the discretion of the instructor, students will learn skills such as (1) Designing effective demonstrative aids; (2) Using demonstrative aids; (3) Using courtroom technology for the presentation of deposition testimony, exhibits, and other evidence; and (4) Using outside technology consultants.

No written final examination will be given; instead, there will be a team trial presentation emphasizing visual presentations that will be graded and critiqued.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
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




The Global Legal Community



SLN #: 86582
Course Prefix: LAW-394
Course Section: 004
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Herbert

Course Description:


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




The Litigation Experience



SLN #: 88335
Course Prefix: LAW-780
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Flood;Booker

Course Description:
NOTE that, in lieu of certain scheduled class meetings, students in each Fall 2012 Litigation Experience section will participate in all-day mock trial on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012.

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.

Evidence is a Co or Pre Requisite for the course

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Evidence is a Co or Pre Requisite
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 #: 88336
Course Prefix: LAW-780
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Zweig;Harrison

Course Description:
NOTE that, in lieu of certain scheduled class meetings, students in each Fall 2012 Litigation Experience section will participate in all-day mock trial on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012.

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.

Evidence is a Co or Pre Requisite for the course

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Evidence is a Co or Pre Requisite
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 #: 88337
Course Prefix: LAW-780
Course Section: 004
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Zimmerman;McKee

Course Description:
NOTE that, in lieu of certain scheduled class meetings, students in each Fall 2012 Litigation Experience section will participate in all-day mock trial on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012.

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.

Evidence is a Co or Pre Requisite for the course

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Evidence is a Co or Pre Requisite
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 #: 88338
Course Prefix: LAW-780
Course Section: 005
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Verdier;Beauchamp

Course Description:
NOTE that, in lieu of certain scheduled class meetings, students in each Fall 2012 Litigation Experience section will participate in all-day mock trial on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012.

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.

Evidence is a Co or Pre Requisite for the course

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Prerequisite: Evidence is a Co or Pre Requisite
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 Moral Leader



SLN #: 76675
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Cabot

Course Description:
The successful lawyer will be presented with moral and ethical choices throughout his professional career. This innovative course is designed to encourage students to confront those fundamental moral challenges, to develop skills in moral analysis and judgment, and to come to terms with their own definition of moral leadership and how it can be translated into action. The course is based on the leadership course, The Moral Leader, brought by Professor Robert Coles, an educator and psychiatrist, to Harvard Business School in the 1980s. Since then it has been taught to thousands of students at Harvard’s schools of business, law, medicine, architecture, politics, design, divinity and education. Drawing on the inspiration of major literary and historical figures such as Machiavelli, Truman, and Achebe, and based upon an impressive array of literary sources, including novels, plays, history, and biography, the seminar-style setting of the course requires students to be thoroughly prepared for each session, willing to participate in rigorous analysis, continual dialogue, and intensive discussion.

The focus of this course is not on morality versus immorality, but on leadership, moral decision-making, and action. The course is comprised of three modules: (i) Moral Challenge, in which students explore fundamental moral problems and the strategies used to come to terms with them; (ii) Moral Reasoning, in which students are introduced to methods and modes of "moral reasoning" that help in justifying, or not justifying, decisions made in complex situations; and (iii) Moral Leadership, in which students confront examples of moral leadership per se.

In 13 sessions each two hours long, with readings in a multiplicity of settings ranging from ancient Greece to contemporary America, students learn to identify moral problems, to address them systematically, and to develop skills that aid them in their professional and personal lives.

Forty percent (40%) of the grade for the course is based on class participation and sixty percent (60%) on a paper, roughly 15 pages in length.

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: Paper - 60% of grade
Participation Points: Yes, 40% of grade
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Topics in Bankruptcy Law



SLN #: 72226
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 004
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Curley

Course Description:
This course explores how local, national, and international companies reorganize and survive during these difficult financial times. With no prerequisites, this 3-credit course, initially considers the concept of reorganization under the current bankruptcy law. Building on this knowledge, the course then tackles the issues of how and why companies file a bankruptcy petition, what funding or assets are available to pay creditors, how a city or county continues to operate while in bankruptcy, what types of plans are successful, and what happens if the company is unable to persuade creditors to accept a proposed plan. From an international law standpoint, we will consider the background of cross-border insolvencies, the new model insolvency law, and the interplay of treaties and public policy in the company’s reorganization and how such influences may affect the legal result. The course will include certain case studies and problems to assist you in understanding the legal issues to reach practical solutions.

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: Outstanding classroom participation, which includes completing and discussing the problems proposed will count as 4 points in determining whether a student has passed the course.
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Withdrawal of the student for excessive absences may result in a failing grade or as a withdrawal, at the instructor's discretion.
Online Course Site: None




Torts



SLN #: 72219
Course Prefix: LAW-517
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Kader

Course Description:
A course on the legal protections of personality, property, and relational interests against physical, economic, and emotional harms.

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




Torts



SLN #: 72220
Course Prefix: LAW-517
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Grey

Course Description:
A course on the legal protections of personality, property, and relational interests against physical, economic, and emotional harms.

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




Torts



SLN #: 72221
Course Prefix: LAW-517
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Winer

Course Description:


Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Participation Points: Per Statement of Student Policies
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Torts



SLN #: 88519
Course Prefix: LAW-517
Course Section: 004
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Demaine

Course Description:
A course on the legal protections of personality, property, and relational interests against physical, economic, and emotional harms.

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




Trade Secrets & Restrictive Covenants



SLN #: 72225
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Gibson

Course Description:
With the increasing importance of intellectual property, companies must take appropriate steps to protect and maintain their valuable intellectual property. Much of those efforts must arise in the area encompassed by the intersection between intellectual property law and employment law. Proper use of trade secrets and restrictive covenants prevents unfair competition and allows employers to protect their valuable intellectual property, while still providing for mobility in the workplace. This course will consider the law of trade secrets, focusing on the principles set forth in the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, the Restatement (Second) of Torts, and the Restatement (Third) of Unfair Competition. The second portion of the class will focus on the law of restrictive covenants, with an emphasis on Arizona case law and principles. Students will learn principles of drafting effective restrictive covenants, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, as well as an overview of litigation strategies and techniques.

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: Students will be graded based on a 20-page paper (80 percent of the grade), and in-class presentation on a litigation topic (15 percent), and class preparation and participation (5 percent).
Participation Points: Participation in class discussion is expected. The instructor reserves the right to add or subtract from a student's final grade based on preparation and participation in class.
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance is mandatory
Online Course Site: None




Trial Advocacy



SLN #: 72245
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
Special Withdrawal Course: Yes
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 #: 82632
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




Truman Young Fellowship



SLN #: 72261
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 009
Credit Hours: 6
Instructor(s): Ames

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




Undergrad Course Justice & Law



SLN #: 81538
Course Prefix: LAW-310
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Sigler

Course Description:


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




Undergraduate Course



SLN #: 89114
Course Prefix: LAW-420
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Murphy

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 #: 78879
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: Pass/Fail 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




Victims in Criminal Procedure



SLN #: 72265
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 013
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




Water Law



SLN #: 72242
Course Prefix: LAW-643
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Larson

Course Description:
This course will address the basic legal principles involved in acquiring, maintaining, transferring, and adjudicating property rights in water. Some attention will be paid to riparian (eastern) doctrines, but main emphasis will be placed on the prior appropriation systems common in the west. The course will also cover groundwater law (with a focus on Arizona and doctrines in other western states), developments of new water supplies, instream flow protection, interstate disputes and allocation (with focus on the Colorado River), federal and Indian water rights, and federal-state relations in water management.

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
Online Course Site: Blackboard




Writing for Law Practice



SLN #: 82644
Course Prefix: LAW-626
Course Section: 001
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
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None




Writing TA



SLN #: 75325
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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