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Spring 2017

    • 21027-02
    • Nann, John
    • Description changed to:
      Advanced Legal Research: Methods and Sources (21027). 2 or 3 units. An advanced exploration of the specialized methods and sources of legal research in some of the following areas: secondary legal authority, case law, statutory authority, legislative history, court rules and practice materials, and administrative law. The course will also cover the legal research process, and tracking research as well as other strategies for efficient and effective legal research. Class sessions will integrate the use of online, print, and other sources to solve legal research problems. Laptop computer recommended. Students are required to complete a series of assignments, in addition to the other course requirements. Students who wish to qualify for a third unit will need to write a paper, in addition to the other course requirements.

      Note: The Tuesday/Thursday morning section of this course (Section 01) has an enrollment cap of twenty-five students. The Tuesday/Thursday section (Section 02) has no enrollment cap.

      Time changed from:
      TBD
      to:
      Tue 4:10 PM-5:35 PM
            TBD Building TBD Room
      Thu 4:10 PM-5:35 PM
            TBD Building TBD Room
    • 09/20/2016
    • 30200-01
    • Duke, Steven
    • Description changed to:
      Advanced Appellate Litigation Project (30200). 5 units (3 fall, 2 spring), graded . Open only to students who have completed the fall-term section, Appellate Litigation Project. Permission of instructors required. S.B. Duke, B. Daniels, and T. Dooley.

      Nature of Credits: The credits for this course can qualify as either "professional responsibility" or "experiential" but not as both for the same credits. Each student may elect which of those characterization may be allocated to each course credit. If no election is make to the Registrar before the end of the term in which the student is enrolled in the course, all credits shall be presumed to be "experiential."

      Course Bidding: Continuing students should list this course as their lowest preference among experiential course selections.

    • 09/21/2016

Fall 2016

    • 30200-01
    • Duke, Steven
    • Description changed to:
      Advanced Appellate Litigation Project (30200). 5 units (3 fall, 2 spring). Students in the Appellate Litigation Project will represent pro se clients before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Under the supervision of Yale faculty and attorneys from the appellate group at Wiggin and Dana, teams of three students will work on cases referred through the Pro Bono Counsel Plan for the Second Circuit. This program provides legal representation to pro se appellants with meritorious civil cases pending before the court. The issues raised in these cases may include immigration, employment discrimination, prisoners’ civil rights, and other section 1983 claims. Students will take primary responsibility for drafting the briefs in their assigned case, and one of them will deliver oral argument before the Second Circuit. Through the instructional portion of the clinic, students will learn principles of appellate law and practice, including concepts such as standard of review, preservation of issues, and understanding the appellate record. Students will also receive instruction in brief writing and oral advocacy. Due to the briefing and argument schedule for a civil appellate case, this is a two-term offering. This course is not open to MSL students. Enrollment will be limited to six or nine students depending on case assignments. Permission of instructors required. S.B. Duke, B. Daniels, and T. Dooley.

      Nature of Credits: The credits for this course can qualify as either "professional responsibility" or "experiential" but not as both for the same credits. Each student may elect which of those characterization may be allocated to each course credit. If no election is make to the Registrar before the end of the term in which the student is enrolled in the course, all credits shall be presumed to be "experiential."

      Course Bidding: In addition to listing this project among experiential course selections, students should also submit (1) a resume; (2) a one-page statement of interest, and (3) a writing sample (preferably a brief). The writing sample should be substantially the work of the student and may only have minor third-party edits. Listing this clinic among experiential course selections constitutes authorization for the Registrar's Office to release a copy of the student's Law School transcript to the instructors. Applications should be submitted to steven.duke@yale.edu and uploaded into the bidding system by the close of the bidding period on June 23 at 4:30 p.m.

    • 09/21/2016