S.J. Quinney College of Law

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Legal Education (1913-2013)

Course Schedule for Fall 2013 2013-08-27 to 2013-12-06

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6040 - 1     Civil Procedure
Civil Procedure
Topics covered include jurisdiction (territorial, subject matter, and venue); forum non conveniens and transfer; state law in federal courts (Erie); pleading and motions; discovery and pretrial; summary judgment; and introduction to remedies.
 
DAVIES, LINCOLN L   4   MWH   9:20am - 10:35am   106  
 

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CIVIL PROCEDURE:MODERN APPROACH
Author(s): MARCUS
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Notes: 5TH 2009. Required.
Civil Procedure: Examples and Explanations
Author(s): Glannon
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Notes: Recommended. 6th edition. Aspen Publishers.
Federal Civil Rules Supplement, 2013-2014, For Use With All Civil Procedure Casebooks
Author(s): Benjamin Specer
ISBN:
Notes: A current hard copy of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (and pertinent statutes) is required for use in class. Students may utilize any version, but I will be using this version. Free versions are available usually from Westlaw and Lexis.
 
6040 - 2     Civil Procedure
Civil Procedure
Topics covered include jurisdiction (territorial, subject matter, and venue); forum non conveniens and transfer; state law in federal courts (Erie); pleading and motions; discovery and pretrial; summary judgment; and introduction to remedies.
 
HESSICK III, FREDERICK ANDREW   4   MWH   9:20am - 10:35am   105  
 

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CIVIL PROCEDURE
Author(s): YEAZELL
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Notes: 8TH 2013. Required.
FED. RULES/ CIVIL PRO. SEL. STAT../CASE
Author(s): YEAZELL
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Notes: 2012. Required.
 
6040 - 3     Civil Procedure
Civil Procedure
Topics covered include jurisdiction (territorial, subject matter, and venue); forum non conveniens and transfer; state law in federal courts (Erie); pleading and motions; discovery and pretrial; summary judgment; and introduction to remedies.
 
WILDERMUTH, AMY   4   MWH   9:20am - 10:35am   107  
 

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CIVIL PROCEDURE
Author(s): YEAZELL
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Notes: 8TH 2013. Required.
FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCED W/SEL..13
Author(s): YEAZELL
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Notes: 13
CIVIL PROCEDURE:EXAMPLES+EXPLANATIONS
Author(s): GLANNON
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Notes: 7TH 14
 
6080 - 1     Contracts
Contracts
Legal principles governing the formation, interpretation, performance, enforcement, and discharge of contracts.
 
FRANCIS, LESLIE   4   WHF   10:45am - 12:00pm   105  
 

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RESTATEMENT 2ND CONT. US UCC CISG 4TH
Author(s): IIBLP
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Notes: 4TH. Required.
PROBLEMS IN CONTRACT LAW-CS.+MTRLS.
Author(s): KNAPP
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Notes: 7TH 2013. Required.
 
6080 - 2     Contracts
Contracts
Legal principles governing the formation, interpretation, performance, enforcement, and discharge of contracts.
 
RINEHART, AMELIA SMITH   4   WHF   10:45am - 12:00pm   107  
 

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Problems in Contract Law: Cases and Materials
Author(s): Charles L. Knapp, Nathan M. Crystal & Harry G. Prince
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Notes: 7th ed. 2012. Required.
Contracts Law: Selected Source Materials
Author(s): Steven J. Burton & Melvin A. Eisenberg eds.
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Notes: 2013. Required.
 
6080 - 3   17168  Contracts
Contracts
Legal principles governing the formation, interpretation, performance, enforcement, and discharge of contracts.
 
THREEDY, DEBORA L   4   WHF   10:45am - 12:00pm   106  
 

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RESTATEMENT 2ND CONT. US UCC CISG 4TH
Author(s): IIBLP
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Notes: 4TH. Required.
PROBLEMS IN CONTRACT LAW-CS.+MTRLS.
Author(s): KNAPP
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Notes: 7TH 2013. Required.
 
6140 - 1     Torts
Torts
Study of the law that governs the recovery of money damages or other civil relief (as distinguished from criminal prosecutions) for harm caused by another persons conduct. Primarily devoted to examination of the legal protection for each individual's interests in his or her person, relationships, and property.
 
LUND, THOMAS ALAN   4   MTW   1:40pm - 2:55pm   105  
 

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CASES AND MATERIALS ON TORTS
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Notes: 10TH 2012. Required.
 
6140 - 2     Torts
Torts
Study of the law that governs the recovery of money damages or other civil relief (as distinguished from criminal prosecutions) for harm caused by another persons conduct. Primarily devoted to examination of the legal protection for each individual's interests in his or her person, relationships, and property.
 
MCCORMACK, WAYNE   4   MTW   1:40pm - 2:55pm   011  
 

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PROSSER,WADE+SCHWARTZ'S TORTS:CS.+MTRLS
Author(s): SCHWARTZ
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Notes: 12TH 2011. Required.
 
6140 - 3     Torts
Torts
Study of the law that governs the recovery of money damages or other civil relief (as distinguished from criminal prosecutions) for harm caused by another persons conduct. Primarily devoted to examination of the legal protection for each individual's interests in his or her person, relationships, and property.
 
SKIBINE, ALEXANDER T   4   MTW   1:40pm - 2:55pm   BCNF  
 

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PROSSER,WADE+SCHWARTZ'S TORTS:CS.+MTRLS
Author(s): SCHWARTZ
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Notes: 12TH 2011. Required.
 
6180 - 1     Legal Methods
Legal Methods
The legal methods course will teach students how to engage in sophisticated forms of legal analysis. Students will also learn how to communicate their legal analysis in an effective and efficient manner through objective office memoranda and persuasive legal documents. In addition, students will be introduced to the United States legal system and the basics of legal practice. Finally, students will learn how to locate primary and secondary legal source material and how to devise effective legal research strategies.
 
ANDERSON, JENSIE L   3   TF   9:10am - 10:35am   106  
 

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BLUEBOOK:UNIFORM SYSTEM OF CITATION
Author(s): HARV.LAW REV.
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Notes: 19TH 2010. Required.
LEGAL REASONING+LEGAL WRITING
Author(s): NEUMANN
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Notes: 7TH 2013. Required.
 
6180 - 2     Legal Methods
Legal Methods
The legal methods course will teach students how to engage in sophisticated forms of legal analysis. Students will also learn how to communicate their legal analysis in an effective and efficient manner through objective office memoranda and persuasive legal documents. In addition, students will be introduced to the United States legal system and the basics of legal practice. Finally, students will learn how to locate primary and secondary legal source material and how to devise effective legal research strategies.
 
HILL, DAVID S   3   TF   9:10am - 10:35am   105  
 

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LEGAL REASONING+LEGAL WRITING
Author(s): NEUMANN
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Notes: 7TH 2013. Required.
BLUEBOOK:UNIFORM SYSTEM OF CITATION
Author(s): HARV.LAW REV.
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Notes: 19TH 2010. Required.
 
6180 - 3     Legal Methods
Legal Methods
The legal methods course will teach students how to engage in sophisticated forms of legal analysis. Students will also learn how to communicate their legal analysis in an effective and efficient manner through objective office memoranda and persuasive legal documents. In addition, students will be introduced to the United States legal system and the basics of legal practice. Finally, students will learn how to locate primary and secondary legal source material and how to devise effective legal research strategies.
 
RICHARDS, WILLIAM R   3   TF   9:10am - 10:35am   107  
 

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BLUEBOOK:UNIFORM SYSTEM OF CITATION
Author(s): HARV.LAW REV.
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Notes: 19TH 2010. Required.
LEGAL REASONING+LEGAL WRITING
Author(s): NEUMANN
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Notes: 7TH 2013. Required.
 
6190 - 1     Legal Research
Legal Research
Taught in conjunction with Legal Methods, Legal Research teaches students how to locate primary and secondary legal sources material and how to devise effective legal research strategies.
 
DARAIS, SUZANNE   0   H   8:00am - 8:55am   106  
 

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BASIC LEGAL RESEARCH:TOOLS+STRATEGIES
Author(s): SLOAN
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Notes: 5TH 2013. Required.
 
6190 - 2     Legal Research
Legal Research
Taught in conjunction with Legal Methods, Legal Research teaches students how to locate primary and secondary legal sources material and how to devise effective legal research strategies.
 
DARAIS, SUZANNE   0   H   2:00pm - 2:55pm   105  
 

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BASIC LEGAL RESEARCH:TOOLS+STRATEGIES
Author(s): SLOAN
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Notes: 5TH 2013. Required.
 
6190 - 3     Legal Research
Legal Research
Taught in conjunction with Legal Methods, Legal Research teaches students how to locate primary and secondary legal sources material and how to devise effective legal research strategies.
 
MCPHAIL, ROSS E.   0   F   8:00am - 8:55am   106  
 

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BASIC LEGAL RESEARCH:TOOLS+STRATEGIES
Author(s): SLOAN
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Notes: 5TH 2013. Required.
 
6190 - 4     Legal Research
Legal Research
Taught in conjunction with Legal Methods, Legal Research teaches students how to locate primary and secondary legal sources material and how to devise effective legal research strategies.
 
MCPHAIL, ROSS E.   0   F   2:00pm - 2:55pm   105  
 

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BASIC LEGAL RESEARCH:TOOLS+STRATEGIES
Author(s): SLOAN
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Notes: 5TH 2013. Required.
 
6190 - 5     Legal Research
Legal Research
Taught in conjunction with Legal Methods, Legal Research teaches students how to locate primary and secondary legal sources material and how to devise effective legal research strategies.
 
BERNSTEIN, MELISSA J   0   T   8:00am - 8:55am   106  
 

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BASIC LEGAL RESEARCH:TOOLS+STRATEGIES
Author(s): SLOAN
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Notes: 5TH 2013. Required.
 
6190 - 6     Legal Research
Legal Research
Taught in conjunction with Legal Methods, Legal Research teaches students how to locate primary and secondary legal sources material and how to devise effective legal research strategies.
 
BERNSTEIN, MELISSA J   0   T   10:45am - 11:40am   105  
 

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BASIC LEGAL RESEARCH:TOOLS+STRATEGIES
Author(s): SLOAN
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Notes: 5TH 2013. Required.
 
7002 - 1   17172  Federal Courts
Federal Courts
Survey of Federal Courts: Who can bring an action or file an appeal in federal court? Who can sue a government official and for what kind of relief? What is sovereign immunity? Abstention? A successive habeas petition? We will tackle all of these issues and others that commonly arise in federal court. In particular, we will begin by discussing the creation and role of Article III courts. We will then explore the contours of suits against governments and their officials, the relationship between state and federal law (including the law of preemption), and finally, the procedure for filing federal habeas petitions. This course should be of interest to students who are interested in litigating (particularly in federal court), practicing criminal law, or clerking for a judge.
 
HESSICK III, FREDERICK ANDREW   3   WH   3:50pm - 5:15pm   107  
 

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Federal Courts: Cases and Materials on Judicial Federalism and the Lawyering Process
Author(s): Hellman, Robel, and Stras
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Notes: 3d ed, 2013. Required.
 
7020 - 1   15002  Legislative Process
Legislative Process
This course involves the study of legislative process at the state and federal level with an emphasis on Utah state legislative process and issues. The course is divided into two components. First is the study of the current legal issues surrounding the legislative process, including: the initiative and referendum process, the single subject rule, redistricting, and theories of statutory interpretation. This part of the course will focus on current and recent events, e.g., the voucher controversy and the omnibus education bill, from the Utah legislature. This part of the class will be conducted through traditional lectures and will conclude with a mid-term exam at the end of the segment. The second component involves the formulation, drafting and enactment of legislation. The study of this second component will be done through role play where each student will draft legislation, present oral testimony in front of a legislative committee, and sponsor amendments to other students bills.
 
PERRY, JASON PAUL   2   T   3:15pm - 5:15pm   107  
 

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A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO UTAH STATE GOVERNM
Author(s): UTAH, LEGISLAT
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Notes:
 
7030 - 1   8744  Criminal Procedure
Criminal Procedure
Introduction to constitutional criminal procedure. This course surveys the basic limitations on the detection and investigation of crimes, with special emphasis on the constitutional rights of criminal defendants. Topics to be covered include the incorporation doctrine, the right to counsel, search and seizure law, police interrogation and confessions, and the use of illegally obtained evidence.
 
CASSELL, PAUL G   4   MTW   9:20am - 10:35am   MOOT  
 

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BASIC CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
Author(s): KAMISAR
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Notes:
 
7040 - 1   4686  Evidence
Evidence
Rules of evidence, expert testimony; role of court and juror; direct and cross examination; competency and privileges of witnesses; admission and exclusion of evidence; credibility of evidence; relevancy and circumstantial evidence; hearsay rule; real proof and writings; and constitutional problems of evidence law.
 
BARADARAN, SHIMA   4   MTW   1:40pm - 2:55pm   MOOT  
 

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Evidence
Author(s): Fisher
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Notes: 2012. Required.
 
7050 - 1   4687  Business Organizations
Business Organizations
This course covers the law of agency, as well as the law governing different types of business entities, with a focus on partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations.
 
SCHWARTZ, JEFFREY   4   WH   3:15pm - 5:10pm   106  
 

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BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS:AGENCY,PART.+CORP
Author(s): KLEIN
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Notes: 8TH 2012. Required.
 
7060 - 1   17185  Commercial Law
Commercial Law
The fundamentals of the law governing commercial transactions. Because much of this law is codified in the Uniform Commercial Code, emphasis will be placed on the techniques for using the Code. A substantial portion of the course will be devoted to Article 9 of the Code dealing with secured transactions, including the interplay between Article 9 and Bankruptcy Code. Parts of Article 2 (sales), Article 2A (leases), Article 3 (negotiable instruments) and Article 4 (bank collections will also be covered).
 
LETA, DAVID EDWARD
CANNON II, KENNETH L
 
4   WHF   9:10am - 10:25am   011  
 

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COMMERCIAL TRANSACT.:SYS.APPROACH
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Notes: 5TH 2013. Required.
COMPREHENSIVE COMMERCIAL LAW:2012 SUPP.
Author(s): MANN
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Notes: 12TH
 
7065 - 1   10953  Intellectual Property Survey
Intellectual Property Survey
This course will introduce students to the theory, doctrine, and institutions of the major intellectual property regimes, including copyright, patent, and trademark. Overall, the course seeks to examine the role of intellectual property law in the information age and its effects on science, the economy, culture and politics.
 
RINEHART, AMELIA SMITH   3   WH   1:40pm - 3:05pm   107  
 

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The Law of Intellectual Property
Author(s): Craig Allen Nard
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Notes: 3d edition (2011).
 
7070 - 1   4688  Federal Income Tax
Federal Income Tax
The course deals with federal income tax policies and principles. No previous background in tax, accounting or business is required. We will develop new skills in analyzing and interpreting statutes and regulations to combine with your existing ability to understand case law. Statutes cannot be understood or applied as mere strings of words; policy, politics and history must be considered. This course is not about how to complete returns, but how to pierce the prose to determine who gets what, and why. RECOMMENDED: Business Organizations.
 
JOHNSON, CHRISTIAN A   3   MT   10:45am - 12:10pm   106  
 

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FUND.OF FED.INCOME TAXATION:CS.+MTRLS.
Author(s): FREELAND
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Notes: 16TH 2011. Required.
FED.INCOME TAX:CODE+REG.:'13-'14
Author(s): DICKINSON
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Notes: 13TH. Required.
 
7074 - 1   17175  Family Law
Family Law
This is an introductory course in family law. Topics include the law of marriage, divorce, and child custody, and the legal recognition of nontraditional family relationships. Possible other topics include family violence, balancing family and work responsibilities, and new reproductive technologies. Along with mastery of basic family law principles, this course will emphasize critique of existing family law doctrine and policy, and evaluation of recent reform proposals by family law judges, scholars, and practitioners.
 
KESSLER, LAURA T   3   MT   10:45am - 12:10pm   011  
 

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MODERN FAMILY LAW-CASES+MATERIALS
Author(s): WEISBERG
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Notes: 5TH 2013. Required.
 
7080 - 1   4689  Pre-Trial Practice
Pre-Trial Practice
The primary goal of this course is to prepare you to represent a client during the pretrial phase of a lawsuit. Today lawyers who litigate (except prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys) rarely take cases all the way through trial and appeal. In fact, less than 2% of civil cases filed in court actually go to trial. The other 98% are abandoned, settled, or resolved on motion practice. Therefore, in this course you will: prepare a pleading (complaint or answer); conduct “paper discovery” (i.e., prepare and respond to interrogatories, requests for admission, and requests for production of documents); conduct a witness interview and prepare a written interview summary; conduct a deposition and prepare a written deposition summary; prepare non-dispositive motions and memoranda (for or against jurisdiction, joinder, and interpleader); prepare and argue a dispositive motion (for or against summary judgment); and negotiate and document the settlement of a lawsuit. The course will have one class per week in which all students meet to discuss relevant concepts and skills, with small evening sections of about eight students each which will meet once a week with an adjunct professor to discuss, demonstrate, and critique the skills taught in the course.
 
DRYER, RANDY   3   T   5:25pm - 6:50pm   105  
 

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PRETRIAL-W/CD
Author(s): MAUET
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Notes: 8TH 2012. Required.

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Students must also attend a small section of this course every Wednesday (3:15-5:15 OR 5:25-7:25). Section assignments will be made based on openings in your class schedule. Contact Suzanne Faddis at suzanne.faddis@law.utah.edu for more information.
 
7080 - 2   6979  Arbitration
Arbitration
The law, theories and practices of arbitration will be taught in a variety of settings. There will be a substantial focus on initiating and managing the arbitration process and drafting and enforcing arbitration awards. Grades are based on analytical writing and drafting.
 
HOLBROOK, JAMES R   3   MT   1:40pm - 3:05pm   107  
 

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HANDBOOK ON COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION
Author(s): CARBONNEAU
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Notes: 2ND. Required.
 
7080 - 3   17169  International Legal Research
International Legal Research
This course helps students develop skills in researching foreign and international legal systems. Taught as a one credit hour, pass/fail course it is designed to introduce legal journal staff, think tank members, and any other interested law students to the challenges of researching non-U.S. legal systems. Topics covered include the domestic law of foreign nations, the deliberations of inter-governmental bodies such as the European Union, and the treaty based international legal system.
 
WARTHEN, ROBERT LEE   1   M   8:00am - 8:55am   LAW L MOYLE  
 

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INTERNATL.LEGAL RESEARCH IN NUTSHELL
Author(s): HOFFMAN
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Notes: 2008. Required.
 
7097 - 1   7382  Appellate Practice
Appellate Practice
An examination of the practical and procedural components of appellate litigation. Students will receive instruction regarding the legal principles and skills involved in appellate practice and, based on a real trial transcript, apply these lessons by researching potential issues, writing an appellate brief and presenting a mock oral argument. The course will meet twice a week: an all-class lecture on a weekday followed by a smaller evening section on a weeknight. This course is recommended, although not required, for students wishing to participate in the Traynor Moot Court Competition. This course satisfies the skills requirement.
 
BOOHER, TROY LANE   3   WH   5:25pm - 6:50pm   107  
 

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WINNING ON APPEAL
Author(s): ALDISERT
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Notes: 2ND 2003. Required.
 
7200 - 1   10136  Natural Resources
Natural Resources
Provides the basic introduction and overview of management of public lands and natural resources. The course begins with the history of the public lands, including allocation of authority within the federal government and between federal and state governments. After an introduction to the National Environmental Policy Act and the Administrative Procedure Act, the course then looks at each of the six major resource areas: minerals, timber, range, wildlife, water, recreation, and preservation. Throughout the course, the environmental, economic, and social dimensions of natural resource policy and conflicts will be examined.
 
KEITER, ROBERT B   3   MT   9:10am - 10:35am   011  
 

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FEDERAL PUBLIC LAND+RESOURCES LAW
Author(s): COGGINS
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Notes: 6TH 2007. Required.
 
7240 - 1   4696  Environmental Law & Policy
Environmental Law & Policy
An introduction to legal and policy issues of environmental protection and decision-making, including study of common law approaches to pollution control; and the theories and approach to federal laws governing environmental regulation.
 
CRAIG, ROBIN   3   MT   7:35am - 9:00am   105  
 

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ENVIRONMENTAL LAW IN CONTEXT
Author(s): CRAIG
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Notes: 3RD 2012.
SEL.ENVIRON.LAW STATUTES 2012-13
Author(s): WEST
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Notes: 13TH. Required.
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW:EXAMPLES+EXPLANATIONS
Author(s): FERREY
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Notes: 6TH 13
 
7260 - 1   14764  Environmental Practice
Environmental Practice
This course will evaluate in detail the practical, procedural and strategic aspects of the practice of environmental and natural resources law using readings and simulated exercises. The course will cover practice elements under the Clean air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Community Right-to-Know Act and CERCLA. Exercises will include client counseling, witness interviewing, drafting administrative and citizen suit complaints, summary judgment motions, settlement negotiations and rulemaking practice. PREREQUISITES: Either Environmental Law OR Natural Resources
 
PLEUNE, JAMIE GIBBS   1   H   9:10am - 10:05am   108  
 

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ENVIRONMENTAL LAW PRACTICE
Author(s): ANDERSON
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Notes: 3RD 2010. Required.

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This is a year-long course, and requires the successful completion of BOTH Fall and Spring semester to receive credit; partial credit is not awarded, and enrolling for only one semester of this course is not an option. Students participating in the optional in-house Environmental Clinic are required to attend clinic meetings on Thursdays, from 7:40 to 9:05 am. For more information please contact Kay Shelton at clinical@law.utah.edu.
 
7300 - 1   8141  Administrative Law
Administrative Law
Federal and state administrative agencies not only adjudicate thousands more cases than all of the courts, they also legislate, making the bulk of rules that govern those cases. As the instrument of government charged with implementing government decisions, they also "execute the laws" as part of the executive branch. This course introduces the statutory policymaking roles of administrative agencies; the limits on their authority; the procedural requirements that structure agency decision-making; and the role of judicial review. The focus is on federal administrative agencies, though some aspects of state law are also discussed.
 
TETER, MICHAEL JUSTIN   3   MT   10:45am - 12:10pm   107  
 

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ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE+PRACTICE
Author(s): Funk, Shapiro, & Weaver.
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Notes: 4TH 2010. Required.
 
7330 - 1   9269  State & Local Government
State & Local Government
An examination of the structures and allocation of power at the state and municipal levels, budgets, educational policy, and land use policy. The course also serves as an introduction to principles of state constitutional law.
 
MARTINEZ, JOHN   3   WH   9:10am - 10:35am   BCNF  
 

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STATE+LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAW
Author(s): MARTINEZ
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Notes: 2000. Required.
 
7410 - 1   4698  Constitutional Law II
Constitutional Law II
Individual rights in constitutional law. Topics include equal protection and freedom of expression and religion. This course is required for graduation and must be taken in the second year.
 
CHIANG, EMILY   3   MT   1:40pm - 3:05pm   106  
 

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Constitutional Law
Author(s): Chemerinsky
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Notes: 4th Ed, 2013. Required.
Constitutional Law 2013 Supplement
Author(s): Chemerinsky
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Notes: 2013
 
7570 - 1   10137  Drafting- Real Estate
Drafting- Real Estate
A discussion and writing course focusing on documents which are typical to significant commercial real estate transactions. Students will be required to understand fundamental principles of contract drafting, and draft a variety of real estate documents conforming to the nature and scope of several hypothetical transactions. Emphasis is placed on precise drafting and on effective representation of a client by means of document drafting process. We will also address in the drafting process some basic principles of title insurance and surveys. Limited Enrollment.
 
FERRIN, SHAWN CHRISTIAN   2   T   3:15pm - 5:15pm   011  
 

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No Textbook Required
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7600 - 1   17208  Trusts & Estates
Trusts & Estates
This course explores the legal problems related to inter vivos and testamentary gratuitous transfers of wealth, including: intestate succession; wills and the construction of wills; will substitutes, including trusts, contracts, multiple party bank accounts, and gifts; restrictions on transfers of wealth aimed at protecting the family; class gifts; and probate and trust administration. Close attention will be paid to the Uniform Probate Code, and the policies they reflect.
 
KOGAN, TERRY STUART   4   TWH   3:15pm - 4:30pm   105  
 

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WILLS,TRUSTS,+ESTATES (CASEBOOK)
Author(s): DUKEMINIER
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Notes: 9TH 14. Required.
 
7602 - 1   9270  Estate Planning
Estate Planning
This course will explore the tax and non-tax issues involved in planning estates for individuals of different financial and personal circumstances. Students will receive a thorough grounding in the tax concepts that pertain to the transfer of wealth both during life and at death. Students also will have the opportunity to conduct a client interview and complete planning/drafting projects during the semester. Limited Enrollment. PRE OR CO-REQUISITE: Trusts & Estates Recommended: Federal Income Tax.
 
MCLAUGHLIN, NANCY   3   TW   1:40pm - 3:05pm   LAW L 112  
 

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7700 - 1   9272  Land Use Control
Land Use Control
Prepares students to represent private and public clients with respect to the development of real estate. The course examines public land use controls such as zoning and subdivision regulations, and private land use controls such as restrictive covenants and nuisance litigation that may limit the available options for deriving profit or pleasure from real property. This course is a companion to the Real Estate Transfer & Finance Course.
 
MARTINEZ, JOHN   3   WH   10:45am - 12:10pm   BCNF  
 

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LAND USE,CS.+MTRLS.
Author(s): CALLIES
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Notes: 6TH 2012. Required.
 
7770 - 1   10954  Bankruptcy Survey
Bankruptcy Survey
With an eye toward both business and consumer issues, the course briefly surveys state law collection remedies and then focuses on federal bankruptcy relief available in cases under Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.
 
MABEY, RALPH RAMPTON   3   MT   3:15pm - 4:40pm   106  
 

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Bankruptcy Materials and Cases, Third Edition (2010)
Author(s): Epstein, Markell, Nickles, Perris
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7782 - 1     Justice Through Research: A Think Tank on Global Justice Issues (Year-long)
Justice Through Research: A Think Tank on Global Justice Issues (Year-long)
Students will do research on contemporary global issues involving justice and the rule of law. The research and related drafting will often be in partnership with outside organizations such as governments, non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, think tanks, and other academic institutions. Students may often work in teams with other students and faculty on various projects. Year-long, ungraded.
 
MALLAT, CHIBLI W   2   H   10:00am - 12:00pm   109  
 

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This is a year-long course, and requires the successful completion of BOTH Fall and Spring semester to receive credit; partial credit is not awarded, and enrolling for only one semester of this course is not an option.
 
7788 - 1     New Ventures (Year-long)
New Ventures (Year-long)
The class will present an overview of the legal process of and issues involved in the commercializing technologies and launching new ventures. Students will also share their intern experiences in order to maximize their learning from their work. Grades will be based on students’ work product and/or recommendation of attorney-supervisor, class participation, and presentations at the end of each semester. The clinic will also provide opportunities to interface with inventors, corporate representatives, as well as outside patent and corporate counsel. Year-long enrollment required; FOUR credits total. RECOMMENDED: Lawyering Skills or Lawyering Skills/Legal Profession. See Clinical Brochure for further information on the New Ventures Clinic.
 
CHAHINE, KENNETH GREGORY   2   F   8:35am - 10:35am   LAW L MOYLE  
 

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This is a year-long course, and requires the successful completion of BOTH Fall and Spring semester to receive credit; partial credit is not awarded, and enrolling for only one semester of this course is not an option. Students assigned to the UVenture Fund placement are required to attend meetings immediately following class until 12:00 pm. For more information please contact Kay Shelton at clinical@law.utah.edu.
 
7790 - 1   17187  Energy Law
Energy Law
This course offers an introduction to federal and state regulation of energy. Both "traditional" fuels and emerging, "alternative" energy sources will be covered. Course units will place particular focus on the history of energy law; current energy policy under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and other statutes; the tension between state and federal jurisdiction; ratemaking; regulation, deregulation, and energy markets; energy law as an environmental issue; and the future of energy. Case studies will provide a window into cutting-edge issues in energy law and policy.
 
DAVIES, LINCOLN L   3   MW   10:45am - 12:10pm   MOOT  
 

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7800 - 1   17188  SEM-International Human Rights Law-Aliens, Refugees and Migrants
SEM-International Human Rights Law-Aliens, Refugees and Migrants
This seminar will explore the basic legal, historical and theoretical foundations of international human rights law. It will then explore the more specialized law relating to the rights of aliens, refugees and migrants, focusing on legal responses to the violations faced by these peoples, and contemporary debates about these issues
 
ANGHIE, ANTONY T   2   T   3:15pm - 5:15pm   109  
 

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The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents, and Citizens
Author(s): Benhabib
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Notes: 2004. Required.
 
7800 - 2   17189  SEM-Victim Rights
SEM-Victim Rights
In recent years, a strong movement has developed urging that crime victims should play a role in the criminal justice process. This seminar will explore what role and rights (if any) crime victims should have. Topics to be discussed include defining the "victim"; victim protection; victim involvement in the investigation of the crime, the charging decisions, plea bargaining, and trial; victim impact statements at the sentencing; representation of victims and remedies for deprivations of victims rights; civil remedies as an adjunct to the criminal process; and the proposed federal constitutional amendment protecting victims rights.
 
CASSELL, PAUL G   2   W   1:40pm - 3:40pm   LAW L MOYLE  
 

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VICTIMS IN CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
Author(s): BELOOF
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Notes: 3RD 2010. Required.
 
7800 - 3   17190  SEM-Global Justice
SEM-Global Justice
What is "Global Justice"? This seminar explores issues surrounding this admittedly broad and malleable term that encompasses terrorism, national security, sovereignty, separation of powers, energy, environment, economy, human rights, civil liberties, and international relations.
 
GUIORA, AMOS   2   H   3:15pm - 5:15pm   BCNF  
 

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Course packet required. Available for purchase at bookstore.
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7800 - 4   17191  SEM-National Service Academy
SEM-National Service Academy
Students in the National Service Academy Pilot Project (NSA PP) seminar will research and design the University of Utah’s proposed NSA PP that will recruit military veterans and others as graduate and undergraduate students into the University’s colleges and departments. NSA PP students will take a series of core courses together and graduate with NSA PP certificates when they complete degrees in their respective individual majors. Seminar students will write a definitive book about preparing NSA PP graduates for a continuum of national service utilizing veterans’ unique experiences, knowledge and skills for complex operations and leadership. Seminar students will thereby create a published template for similar national service academies at other colleges and universities to meet the pressing needs of veterans for higher education and meaningful employment. The seminar is recommended for the law’s school’s veterans, Global Justice Think Tank students, and other students who care about the educational and employment needs of our nation’s veterans.
 
HOLBROOK, JAMES R   2   M   3:15pm - 5:15pm   LAW L MOYLE  
 

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DOWN RANGE TO IRAQ+BACK
Author(s): CANTRELL
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Notes: 2005. Required.
The Yellow Birds
Author(s): Kevin Powers
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Notes: 2012. Required.
 
7800 - 7   17194  SEM-Current Issues in Environmental Law
SEM-Current Issues in Environmental Law
This seminar will focus on environmental issues that are of importance in 2011. The number of issues will equal the number of students. The instructor will select issues, but students, with permission, can develop their own topics. Students will be expected to submit work biweekly and discuss their work. The aim is to produce a paper similar to a law review note by the end of the semester.
 
REITZE JR, ARNOLD WINFRED   2   M   3:15pm - 5:15pm   108  
 

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7828 - 1   14773  Sexuality, Gender, and Law
Sexuality, Gender, and Law
This course will examine how the law attempts to regulate sexual orientation and gender identity. We will explore how criminal law, family law, constitutional law, and anti-discrimination law each impact the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons. The course will begin with an interdisciplinary examination of sexuality from religious, psychological, sociological, and philosophical perspectives. Thereafter, video clips, religious and activist literature, fictional and non-fictional narratives, newspaper and magazine articles, and social scientific studies will add alternative perspectives to the cases we read. Legal topics will include the decriminalization of sodomy, the regulation of pro-gay and anti-gay speech, protections against discrimination in employment, rules governing the documentation of gender identity changes, prohibitions against same-sex marriage, and restrictions on gay and lesbian parenthood. Special attention will be devoted to Equality Utah’s Common Ground Initiative and the LDS Church’s role in the debate about Proposition 8 in California. All views are welcome.
 
ROSKY, CLIFFORD J   3   MT   9:10am - 10:35am   BCNF  
 

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Rubenstein, Ball, and Schacter's Cases and Materials on Sexual Orientation and the Law, 4th
Author(s): William Rubenstein, Carlos A Ball, Jane S Schacter
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Notes: 4TH 2011. Required.
 
7829 - 1   14846  Innocence Investigation and Post-Conviction Process
Innocence Investigation and Post-Conviction Process
This course will cover post-conviction remedies, state and federal, including post-conviction motions and habeas corpus as well as judicial proceedings to prove actual innocence. Students will learn how to investigate cases of actual innocence using both forensic scientific evidence and other compelling evidence of innocence. The course will also provide students with a review of the criminal justice system from the innocence prospective.
 
ANDERSON, JENSIE L   1   H   3:15pm - 5:15pm   109  
 
 
7844 - 1   17209  Public Policy Practicum
Public Policy Practicum
The classroom component of the clinic will focus on the application of theory to practice. Students will engage with the relevant substantive law, discuss the strategies available to advocates seeking change, confront legal and ethical issues as they arise in their work, receive training on practical legal skills as needed, and reflect upon their experiences. Students will be graded on a combination of participation and the completion of assignments for the clinical component. There will be no final exam. The course may be repeated for credit.
 
CHIANG, EMILY   2   W   3:15pm - 5:15pm   109  
 

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7845 - 1   13173  International Criminal Law
International Criminal Law
Basics of the transnational issues likely to arise in both US criminal cases and international efforts to impose criminal responsibility on the perpetrators of serious offenses. Specifically, the course introduces general principles of both domestic and international law governing efforts to apply U.S. criminal law to foreign crimes and foreign criminals; application of those principles to specific offenses such as terrorism and torture; extraterritorial application of US law; and the prosecution of international crimes such as crimes against humanity and war crimes.
 
MCCORMACK, WAYNE   3   WH   10:45am - 12:10pm   LAW L 112  
 

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7867 - 1   17183  Corporate Tax
Corporate Tax
This course addresses income tax topics relating to corporations and their investors. Topics typically covered include the income tax consequences of transfers of property and services to a corporation, distributions to investors, and corporate liquidations and mergers. PREREQUISITES: Business Organizations and Federal Income Tax.
 
BARUSCH, LAWRENCE R   3   TH   7:35am - 9:00am   BCNF  
 

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FED.INCOME TAX.OF CORPORATIONS+PART...
Author(s): DOERNBERG
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Notes: 4TH 2008. Required.
 
7869 - 1   17186  Adoption Law
Adoption Law
This course focuses on laws pertaining to the adoption of children and the current practice of adoption law. Topics typically covered include the history and evolution of legal adoption in the United States; constitutional jurisprudence surrounding the termination and relinquishment of parental rights; the evolution of "best interests of the child" standard in adoptive placement; the confidentiality of adoption records and the rise of "open adoption;" international adoption issues; and the intersection of adoption law and discrimination against prospective parents. This 2-credit course is graded.
 
MCCULLY, SHARON P.   2   H   9:30am - 11:30am   LAW L MOYLE  
 

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7876 - 1   17176  Copyright Law
Copyright Law
This course will focus on the legal protection of creative works through copyright and related rights. Topics covered typically include the copyrightable subject matter, ownership of copyright, purposes and goals of copyright, originality, fixation, formalities, and the various rights, limitations, and remedies provided by copyright.
 
KOGAN, TERRY STUART   3   WH   10:45am - 12:10pm   011  
 

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COPYRIGHT
Author(s): BAUNES
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Notes: 2012. Required.
 
7878 - 1   14816  Counterterrorism Simulation Design
Counterterrorism Simulation Design
The Counterterrorism Simulation Design course provides a unique opportunity for students who have previously taken Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism to directly participate in creating simulations conducted in the Counterterrorism course. Students will research and write scenarios, facilitate student preparation for the simulation exercises conducted in the Counterterrorism course and lead simulation sessions. Scenarios address a wide-range of legal issues including constitutional law, criminal law, and international law. This graded course is two credits per semester (4 total credits for the year). A yearlong commitment is required. Prerequisite: Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism.
 
GUIORA, AMOS   2   W   9:10am - 10:30am   LAW L MOYLE  
 

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7879 - 1   17224  Outdoor Recreation Law
Outdoor Recreation Law
This course will explore the legal issues confronting outdoor recreation providers, focusing on the various substantive areas of law as applied to this industry. Legal issues will include Utah?s Inherent Risk of Skiing Act, Utah?s Passenger Ropeway and Safety Act, pre-injury waivers and releases from liability, employment issues (including foreign work VISAs and workers compensation issues), antitrust issues, environmental issues, and real estate development issues.
 
SIMON, KEVIN   2   M   3:15pm - 5:15pm   011  
 

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7880 - 1   17225  Non-Profit Organizations Law
Non-Profit Organizations Law
This course introduces students to the fundamental corporate, tax, charitable trust and business principles associated with not-for-profit organizations. Activities conducted through not-for-profit organizations constitute one of the largest sectors of the economy. Indeed, many of the activities comprising the social fabric of our culture, education, health care, religion, charities are conducted through not-for-profit organizations. While sharing some features with their for-profit brethren, not-for-profits face unique business and legal issues. We examine these issues in a variety of contexts, focusing on the theoretical and the practical aspects of these organizations.
 
TEIG, BRENDA   2   M   5:25pm - 7:25pm   011  
 

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Nonprofit Law: The Life Cycle of a Charitable Organization
Author(s): Elizabeth Schmidt
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Notes: 2011. Required.
 
7881 - 1   17229  Federal Criminal Law
Federal Criminal Law
This class will examine a number of uniquely federal crimes, such as RICO, CCE, and civil rights violations. 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, issues of statutory construction, and the choice between state, federal, or duplicative prosecutions.
 
HESSICK, CARISSA BYRNE   2   H   1:40pm - 3:40pm   LAW L MOYLE  
 

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FEDERAL CRIMINAL LAW+ITS ENFORCEMENT
Author(s): ABRAMS
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Notes: 5TH 2010. Required.
 
7882 - 1   17226  Religion and the First Amendment
Religion and the First Amendment
This course examines the legal relationship between religion and government, paying particular attention to the history, values, and case law surrounding the Religion Clauses of the First Amendment. Students will also study protections for religious liberty arising from the Free Speech Clause and state and federal legislation, as well as several current controversies over the separation of church and state.
 
GOODRICH, LUKE   3   TW   3:15pm - 4:40pm   BCNF  
 

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Religion and the Constitution (Third Edition)
Author(s): McConnell, Garvey, Berg
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Notes: 3d Ed / 2011. Required.
 
7883 - 1   17231  Initial Public Offerings
Initial Public Offerings
The course is intended to review the preparation a private company goes through for an initial public offering (IPO), the actual process of filing an S-1 to become a public company and the associated on-going regulatory requirements (Securities Exchange Act 1934). The course will also review the JOBS ACT and how it has changed capital fundraising in the public markets, as well as discuss elements of Sarbanes Oxley and the Dodd-Frank Act. In addition, the course will focus on when to go public (if at all) and the role of investment banks in the IPO. The focus of the course is on practical application (i.e. students will be expected to prepare parts of an actual S-1). At the end of the course, students should have practical and meaningful insights into an IPO from both a legal and business perspective.
 
BAIK, HOWARD   2   W   8:00am - 10:00am   109  
 

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7900 - 1   5230  Legal Profession
Legal Profession
The nature of the legal profession, with particular emphasis on the roles of lawyers and the ways in which those roles create legal, political, moral and personal conflicts. The Model Rules of Professional Conduct are studied. This course is required for graduation and may be taken in either the second or third year.
 
RICHARDS, WILLIAM R   3   WHF   1:40pm - 2:35pm   106  
 

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ETHICAL LAWYERING
Author(s): HAYDEN
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Notes: 3RD 2012. Required.
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY...ABR.12-13
Author(s): DZIENKOWSKI
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Notes: 12th edition. Required.
 
7910 - 1   5231  International Law
International Law
This is the foundational international law course. Through the study of historical and contemporary issues, this course introduces the basic doctrines and institutions of public international law. Using these issues as a context for understanding how the international legal system operates, the course explores classical, modern, and contemporary doctrines and theories about international law. In addition to studying the substantive legal issues of self-determination, human rights and the law of war, the course will cover treaties and conventions; the development of customary law; and the role/identity of individuals, states and international organizations in the international legal system.
 
ANGHIE, ANTONY T   3   MT   10:45am - 12:10pm   BCNF  
 

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INTERNATIONAL LAW
Author(s): DUNOFF
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Notes: 3RD 2011. Required.
 
7920 - 1   14775  Lawyering Skills Survey
Lawyering Skills Survey
The basic lawyering skills of interviewing, counseling, negotiating and problem-solving will be taught using videotaped demonstrations, role-playing exercises, students videotaped performances, discussions and reflective writing. During the academic year students should arrange to observe/engage in these lawyering skills in actual practice in order to reflect upon them. Such opportunities can be obtained through paid clerkships, the Pro Bono Initiative or appropriate Clinics (Civil, Criminal, Mediation). See Clinical Program Brochure for further information on live experiences and on clinic options.
 
PEARCE, JOHN A   3   MT   5:25pm - 6:50pm   BCNF  
 

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ESSENTIAL LAWYERING SKILLS
Author(s): KRIEGER
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Notes: 2ND 2003. Required.
 
7940 - 1   4693  Judicial Process
Judicial Process
Provides an opportunity for students to place their judicial clinic experiences in a broader context, and to explore their insights about courts in greater depth. The class looks at how judges make decisions by considering legal philosophy, brought to bear upon statutory, common law and constitutional interpretation. The course focuses on how judges are selected and how process affects decision-making. The course also considers how courts operate and current issues about the adversary process. PRE- OR CO- REQUISITE: Law 7950 Judicial Clinic Placement
 
CHRISTIANSEN, MICHELE MLADEJOVSKY   2   F   8:35am - 10:35am   BCNF  
 

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Reading assingments online (see syllabus)
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7961 - 1     TEACHING ASSISTANT- Academic Support
TEACHING ASSISTANT- Academic Support
Students receive training in the skills of legal analysis and peer-teaching, including curriculum development, in conjunction with leading a small study group within one of the first year courses. (Graded 1st semester- 2; ungraded 2nd semester -2)
 
HILL, DAVID S   2   F   8:00am - 9:00am   105  
 
 
7981 - 1     PUBLICATION- Utah Law Review
PUBLICATION- Utah Law Review
Selection required. One year commitment.
 
WILDERMUTH, AMY
TETER, MICHAEL JUSTIN
 
1   M   5:25pm - 7:25pm   106  
 

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This is a year-long course, and requires the successful completion of BOTH Fall and Spring semester to receive credit; partial credit is not awarded, and enrolling for only one semester of this course is not an option.
 
7990 - 1     Criminal Process
Criminal Process
This year-long course includes lecture, discussion and problems to prepare students who are enrolled in the Criminal Clinic to handle criminal cases. It also explores the criminal justice system from various social science perspectives and the role of attorneys in that system. This course is open only to 3Ls who are concurrently enrolled in the year-long Criminal Clinic. See Clinical Program Brochure for more information on the Criminal Clinic. PREREQUISITES: Evidence, Trial Advocacy. RECOMMENDED: Criminal Procedure
 
CORUM, PATRICK WILLIAM
FOJTIK, KARIN M
 
2   F   12:10pm - 1:35pm   107  
 

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This is a year-long course, and requires the successful completion of BOTH Fall and Spring semester to receive credit; partial credit is not awarded, and enrolling for only one semester of this course is not an option. For more information please contact Kay Shelton at clinical@law.utah.edu.