Offerings

Key:
+ subject to prerequisites, co-requisites, exclusions, or professor permission
1L first year required course
a extends over more than one quarter
c/l cross listed
e first-year elective
l Lecturer-taught seminar/simulation class
m seminar
p meets the professional responsibility/ethics requirement
r papers may meet substantial research paper (SRP) graduation requirement
s meets the professional skills requirement
u simulation class
w may meet writing project (WP) graduation requirement
x offering available for bidding
(#) the number of Law School credit hours earned for successful completion
  • Legal Profession: Ethics

    LAWS 41003 - 01 (3) l, m, p, w
    This seminar addresses ethical considerations and issues encountered during the practice of law, including strategic, practical, and moral considerations with which attorneys should be familiar. Using materials from casebooks, the rules of professional conduct, and cases or articles of particular interest, we will discuss within the context of the rules the ethical situations that lawyers face. There will be a particular focus on the ambiguities of how to handle particularly difficult issues encountered in the practice of law and the rules and framework to which attorneys can turn in determining how to handle those issues. Throughout the seminar, we will consider certain overarching questions, including: a. are lawyers authorized by their duties to clients to lie, b. is civility consistent with the duty of vigorous representation, c. is social media beyond the rules, and d. can there be a conflict without direct adversity. This seminar will be taught as a participatory class and will use structured hypotheticals. Students will be evaluated both on the quality of their participation and on the basis of a paper of 20 pages in length on a topic relating to professional responsibility chosen by and of particular interest to the student. Short presentations of the paper may be incorporated into the class. The seminar will not meet the first week of the Winter 2016 term due to prior commitments. However, we will meet an extra 15 minutes during the remaining weeks to make up this time. Attendance is mandatory.
    Winter 2016
    Hal R. Morris
  • Legal Research and Writing

    LAWS 30711 - 01 (2) 1L, a
    All first-year students participate in the legal research and writing program under the supervision of one of the six Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Laws. The work requires the student to become familiar with the standard tools and techniques of legal research and to write a series of memoranda and other documents representative of the lawyer's regular tasks. A prize, the Joseph Henry Beale Prize, is awarded for the outstanding written work in each legal writing section. The Bigelow Fellows also serve as tutor-advisors on an informal basis.
    Autumn 2015
    Paul Crane
  • Legal Research and Writing

    LAWS 30711 - 01 (1) 1L, a
    All first-year students participate in the legal research and writing program under the supervision of one of the six Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Laws. The work requires the student to become familiar with the standard tools and techniques of legal research and to write a series of memoranda and other documents representative of the lawyer's regular tasks. A prize, the Joseph Henry Beale Prize, is awarded for the outstanding written work in each legal writing section. The Bigelow Fellows also serve as tutor-advisors on an informal basis.
    Winter 2016
    Paul Crane
  • Legal Research and Writing

    LAWS 30711 - 01 (1) 1L, a
    All first-year students participate in the legal research and writing program under the supervision of one of the six Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Laws. The work requires the student to become familiar with the standard tools and techniques of legal research and to write a series of memoranda and other documents representative of the lawyer's regular tasks. A prize, the Joseph Henry Beale Prize, is awarded for the outstanding written work in each legal writing section. The Bigelow Fellows also serve as tutor-advisors on an informal basis.
    Spring 2016
    Paul Crane
  • Legal Research and Writing

    LAWS 30711 - 02 (2) 1L, a
    All first-year students participate in the legal research and writing program under the supervision of one of the six Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Laws. The work requires the student to become familiar with the standard tools and techniques of legal research and to write a series of memoranda and other documents representative of the lawyer's regular tasks. A prize, the Joseph Henry Beale Prize, is awarded for the outstanding written work in each legal writing section. The Bigelow Fellows also serve as tutor-advisors on an informal basis.
    Autumn 2015
    Heather Whitney
  • Legal Research and Writing

    LAWS 30711 - 02 (1) 1L, a
    All first-year students participate in the legal research and writing program under the supervision of one of the six Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Laws. The work requires the student to become familiar with the standard tools and techniques of legal research and to write a series of memoranda and other documents representative of the lawyer's regular tasks. A prize, the Joseph Henry Beale Prize, is awarded for the outstanding written work in each legal writing section. The Bigelow Fellows also serve as tutor-advisors on an informal basis.
    Winter 2016
    Heather Whitney
  • Legal Research and Writing

    LAWS 30711 - 02 (1) 1L, a
    All first-year students participate in the legal research and writing program under the supervision of one of the six Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Laws. The work requires the student to become familiar with the standard tools and techniques of legal research and to write a series of memoranda and other documents representative of the lawyer's regular tasks. A prize, the Joseph Henry Beale Prize, is awarded for the outstanding written work in each legal writing section. The Bigelow Fellows also serve as tutor-advisors on an informal basis.
    Spring 2016
    Heather Whitney
  • Legal Research and Writing

    LAWS 30711 - 03 (2) 1L, a
    All first-year students participate in the legal research and writing program under the supervision of one of the six Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Laws. The work requires the student to become familiar with the standard tools and techniques of legal research and to write a series of memoranda and other documents representative of the lawyer's regular tasks. A prize, the Joseph Henry Beale Prize, is awarded for the outstanding written work in each legal writing section. The Bigelow Fellows also serve as tutor-advisors on an informal basis.
    Autumn 2015
    Ben Grunwald
  • Legal Research and Writing

    LAWS 30711 - 03 (1) 1L, a
    All first-year students participate in the legal research and writing program under the supervision of one of the six Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Laws. The work requires the student to become familiar with the standard tools and techniques of legal research and to write a series of memoranda and other documents representative of the lawyer's regular tasks. A prize, the Joseph Henry Beale Prize, is awarded for the outstanding written work in each legal writing section. The Bigelow Fellows also serve as tutor-advisors on an informal basis.
    Winter 2016
    Ben Grunwald
  • Legal Research and Writing

    LAWS 30711 - 03 (1) 1L, a
    All first-year students participate in the legal research and writing program under the supervision of one of the six Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Laws. The work requires the student to become familiar with the standard tools and techniques of legal research and to write a series of memoranda and other documents representative of the lawyer's regular tasks. A prize, the Joseph Henry Beale Prize, is awarded for the outstanding written work in each legal writing section. The Bigelow Fellows also serve as tutor-advisors on an informal basis.
    Spring 2016
    Ben Grunwald
  • Legal Research and Writing

    LAWS 30711 - 04 (2) 1L, a
    All first-year students participate in the legal research and writing program under the supervision of one of the six Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Laws. The work requires the student to become familiar with the standard tools and techniques of legal research and to write a series of memoranda and other documents representative of the lawyer's regular tasks. A prize, the Joseph Henry Beale Prize, is awarded for the outstanding written work in each legal writing section. The Bigelow Fellows also serve as tutor-advisors on an informal basis.
    Autumn 2015
    Ryan Doerfler
  • Legal Research and Writing

    LAWS 30711 - 04 (1) 1L, a
    All first-year students participate in the legal research and writing program under the supervision of one of the six Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Laws. The work requires the student to become familiar with the standard tools and techniques of legal research and to write a series of memoranda and other documents representative of the lawyer's regular tasks. A prize, the Joseph Henry Beale Prize, is awarded for the outstanding written work in each legal writing section. The Bigelow Fellows also serve as tutor-advisors on an informal basis.
    Winter 2016
    Ryan Doerfler
  • Legal Research and Writing

    LAWS 30711 - 04 (1) 1L, a
    All first-year students participate in the legal research and writing program under the supervision of one of the six Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Laws. The work requires the student to become familiar with the standard tools and techniques of legal research and to write a series of memoranda and other documents representative of the lawyer's regular tasks. A prize, the Joseph Henry Beale Prize, is awarded for the outstanding written work in each legal writing section. The Bigelow Fellows also serve as tutor-advisors on an informal basis.
    Spring 2016
    Ryan Doerfler
  • Legal Research and Writing

    LAWS 30711 - 05 (2) 1L, a
    All first-year students participate in the legal research and writing program under the supervision of one of the six Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Laws. The work requires the student to become familiar with the standard tools and techniques of legal research and to write a series of memoranda and other documents representative of the lawyer's regular tasks. A prize, the Joseph Henry Beale Prize, is awarded for the outstanding written work in each legal writing section. The Bigelow Fellows also serve as tutor-advisors on an informal basis.
    Autumn 2015
    Nadia Nasser-Ghodsi
  • Legal Research and Writing

    LAWS 30711 - 05 (1) 1L, a
    All first-year students participate in the legal research and writing program under the supervision of one of the six Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Laws. The work requires the student to become familiar with the standard tools and techniques of legal research and to write a series of memoranda and other documents representative of the lawyer's regular tasks. A prize, the Joseph Henry Beale Prize, is awarded for the outstanding written work in each legal writing section. The Bigelow Fellows also serve as tutor-advisors on an informal basis.
    Winter 2016
    Nadia Nasser-Ghodsi
  • Legal Research and Writing

    LAWS 30711 - 05 (1) 1L, a
    All first-year students participate in the legal research and writing program under the supervision of one of the six Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Laws. The work requires the student to become familiar with the standard tools and techniques of legal research and to write a series of memoranda and other documents representative of the lawyer's regular tasks. A prize, the Joseph Henry Beale Prize, is awarded for the outstanding written work in each legal writing section. The Bigelow Fellows also serve as tutor-advisors on an informal basis.
    Spring 2016
    Nadia Nasser-Ghodsi
  • Legal Research and Writing

    LAWS 30711 - 06 (2) 1L, a
    All first-year students participate in the legal research and writing program under the supervision of one of the six Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Laws. The work requires the student to become familiar with the standard tools and techniques of legal research and to write a series of memoranda and other documents representative of the lawyer's regular tasks. A prize, the Joseph Henry Beale Prize, is awarded for the outstanding written work in each legal writing section. The Bigelow Fellows also serve as tutor-advisors on an informal basis.
    Autumn 2015
    Michael Pollack
  • Legal Research and Writing

    LAWS 30711 - 06 (1) 1L, a
    All first-year students participate in the legal research and writing program under the supervision of one of the six Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Laws. The work requires the student to become familiar with the standard tools and techniques of legal research and to write a series of memoranda and other documents representative of the lawyer's regular tasks. A prize, the Joseph Henry Beale Prize, is awarded for the outstanding written work in each legal writing section. The Bigelow Fellows also serve as tutor-advisors on an informal basis.
    Winter 2016
    Michael Pollack
  • Legal Research and Writing

    LAWS 30711 - 06 (1) 1L, a
    All first-year students participate in the legal research and writing program under the supervision of one of the six Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Laws. The work requires the student to become familiar with the standard tools and techniques of legal research and to write a series of memoranda and other documents representative of the lawyer's regular tasks. A prize, the Joseph Henry Beale Prize, is awarded for the outstanding written work in each legal writing section. The Bigelow Fellows also serve as tutor-advisors on an informal basis.
    Spring 2016
    Michael Pollack
  • Legal Transactions--Retail Sector

    LAWS 91592 - 01 (3) m, s, x
    This seminar addresses the principal legal issues and commercial challenges facing the retail sector. Particular attention will be paid to luxury retailer relations with vendors and other third-party business associates, customers, and investors, the effect of a troubled economy on these relations, and the challenges and opportunities brought about by technology, social media, and e-commerce. Students will develop an understanding of key licensing, IP (including counterfeit goods), antitrust, corporate governance, and professional responsibility legal issues and practice pitfalls. The instructors will emphasize the practical interplay and tension between commercial realities and legal requirements, and strive to demonstrate the increasing professional burdens and responsibilities to which “in-house” counsel are subject. At times, the instructors will use a case-study format to emphasize identification and resolution of contract, IP, antitrust, corporate governance, and other issues and risks experienced by luxury retailers. The instructors also will use actual contracts, retailer policies and practices, litigation and internal-investigation documents. Senior managers from the luxury retailing industry will join several of the class sessions. Tony Bangs, formerly, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Neiman Marcus Group, will teach this seminar with Professor Zarfes, whose in-house experience was gained as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, and Nate Lutz, Assistant General Counsel at Meijer, a major food retailer. Grades will be based upon quality of class participation, including participation in negotiation exercises (50 percent), and performance of a group project to be undertaken outside of class and presented in class during weeks seven and eight (50 percent). The instructors will emphasize quality of oral and written expression and legal analysis.
    Spring 2016
    Tony Bangs, David Zarfes, Nate Lutz