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Erin Casey : Courses and Seminars

Greenberg Seminar: Cheating
LAWS 92000
(A, BID)This seminar will explore legal, ethical, and procedural issues inherent in questions of cheating and rule breaking in contexts ranging from sports and academics to private career advancement. We will look at the nature of rules and difficult distinctions that must be drawn such as why some rules are expected to be broken while others are not. We will explore the line between artificial performance enhancement as cheating on the one hand and as positive personal improvement on the other. For example, we will look at the different treatment of performance enhancing drugs in athletics and in performance art. We will also explore how and when law and government should be involved in setting and enforcing rules. Graded Pass/Fail.
Autumn 2016
Erin Casey, Anthony J. Casey
Greenberg Seminar: The Future
LAWS 92000
(A, BID)This seminar examines both fictional depictions and non-fictional predictions about the future. Drawing from film, literature, and academic scholarship we will explore themes that include the rise of artificial intelligence, apocalyptical predictions, time travel, and dystopian societies, as well as the role of law and government.
Autumn 2016
Erin Casey, Anthony J. Casey
Greenberg Seminar: Cheating
LAWS 92000
(A)This seminar will explore legal, ethical, and procedural issues inherent in questions of cheating and rule breaking in contexts ranging from sports and academics to private career advancement. We will look at the nature of rules and difficult distinctions that must be drawn such as why some rules are expected to be broken while others are not. We will explore the line between artificial performance enhancement as cheating on the one hand and as positive personal improvement on the other. For example, we will look at the different treatment of performance enhancing drugs in athletics and in performance art. We will also explore how and when law and government should be involved in setting and enforcing rules. Graded Pass/Fail.
Spring 2017
Erin Casey, Anthony J. Casey
Greenberg Seminar: The Future
LAWS 92000
(A)This seminar examines both fictional depictions and non-fictional predictions about the future. Drawing from film, literature, and academic scholarship we will explore themes that include the rise of artificial intelligence, apocalyptical predictions, time travel, and dystopian societies, as well as the role of law and government.
Spring 2017
Erin Casey, Anthony J. Casey
Closing A Deal: The Structuring and Documentation of a Secured Loan Transaction
LAWS 53225
(BID, SKLL, LEC)This seminar will cover the structuring, documentation and closing of a secured loan transaction from the perspective of the secured lender. As counsel for the secured lender we will first consider the best structure for the proposed loans and how both the organization and working capital needs of the borrowers and the underwriting and regulatory constraints of the secured lender influence this structure. We will next assess commitment documentation and syndication. The majority of our time will then be spent analyzing transaction documentation, progressing from the organization of the closing checklist to the negotiation of the credit agreement and finally to the perfection of liens. In this seminar we will discuss not only why transactions and documentation are structured the way they are and the meanings of standard credit document provisions, but also the practical implications for any commercial finance associate living through the transaction.
Winter 2017
Erin Casey
Greenberg Seminar: Cheating
LAWS 92000
(A)This seminar will explore legal, ethical, and procedural issues inherent in questions of cheating and rule breaking in contexts ranging from sports and academics to private career advancement. We will look at the nature of rules and difficult distinctions that must be drawn such as why some rules are expected to be broken while others are not. We will explore the line between artificial performance enhancement as cheating on the one hand and as positive personal improvement on the other. For example, we will look at the different treatment of performance enhancing drugs in athletics and in performance art. We will also explore how and when law and government should be involved in setting and enforcing rules. Graded Pass/Fail.
Winter 2017
Erin Casey, Anthony J. Casey
Greenberg Seminar: The Future
LAWS 92000
(A)This seminar examines both fictional depictions and non-fictional predictions about the future. Drawing from film, literature, and academic scholarship we will explore themes that include the rise of artificial intelligence, apocalyptical predictions, time travel, and dystopian societies, as well as the role of law and government.
Winter 2017
Erin Casey, Anthony J. Casey
Secured Transactions
LAWS 42201
(BID) Secured lending is central to our economy, and the applicable legal doctrines are ones that every corporate and commercial lawyer should grasp. Focusing primarily on Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, students will learn about different forms of collateral, how security interests are created and perfected, and the remedies available to secured lenders. This course is a useful preparation for Bankruptcy and Reorganization courses, and will be worthwhile for students contemplating private practice in corporate, commercial finance or bankruptcy/workout groups. Grades will be based on a final examination. Open to MBA students.
Winter 2017
Erin Casey