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    • 21077-01
    • A Community of Equals
    • Fiss
    • Thu 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • limited enrollment
    • paper required
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    A Community of Equals (21077). 4 units. Should the law be used for eradicating patterns of inequalities that mark American society and if so, how? The inequalities that are the subject of this seminar and the required research papers will be defined broadly, including those based on race, class, gender, sexual orientation, language, nationality, disability, or immigration status. Special attention will be given in our weekly meetings, however, to a wide number of practices, including mass incarceration, inner city policing, barriers to employment, school assignment policies, residential segregation, and interferences with voting rights, that are responsible for the emergence and perpetuation of the black underclass -- practices that are now being fiercely contested as the country experiences what might properly be considered, on the best of days, a racial reawakening. Enrollment limited. O.M. Fiss.

    Course Bidding:If the seminar is oversubscribed: (1) Twelve students will be chosen on a random basis from those listing the seminar as a first choice; (2) the remaining number of students will be selected from those first-choice bidders who submit a one-page memorandum indicating some special background or special interest with the subject matter of the seminar. The syllabus for this seminar will be posted before bidding opens and the instructor strongly urges that it be read before bidding for the course. If Spring 2017 is any indication, the seminar is likely to be oversubscribed and bidding for a seminar you are not likely to take unfortunately limits the opportunities available for your classmates.

    Note: The link to the syllabus for this seminar appears will appear next to the course description in YLS:Courses, if you are logged in, before the opening of the bidding period. Attendance at all class meetings is required.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20107

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    • 21048-01
    • Administrative Law
    • Rodriguez
    • Tue 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Thu 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment (90)
    • exam required
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    Administrative Law (21048). 4 units. There are vast areas of life in which a great deal of lawmaking and legal interpretation falls to administrative agencies, rather than to legislators and judges. Examples include the functioning of markets in securities, telecommunications, and energy; the safety of food, drugs, cars, airplanes, and workplaces; the regulation of pollution, public land use, advertising, immigration, election campaigns, and union organizing; and the distribution of all kinds of social welfare benefits. We will consider rationales for delegation to administrative agencies, procedural and substantive constraints on agency rulemaking and adjudication, judicial review of agency actions, and how Congress and the President supervise and control administration. Enrollment capped at ninety. Self-scheduled examination. C. Rodriguez.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20114
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21601-01
    • Administrative Law
    • Parrillo
    • Tue 2:05 PM-4:00 PM
      Thu 2:05 PM-4:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Administrative Law (21601). 4 units. There are vast areas of life in which much (often most) lawmaking and legal interpretation fall to administrative agencies, rather than to legislators and judges. Examples include the functioning of markets in securities, telecommunications, and energy; the safety of food, drugs, cars, airplanes, and workplaces; the regulation of pollution, public land use, advertising, immigration, election campaigns, and union organizing; and the distribution of all kinds of social welfare benefits. This course will introduce the legal and practical foundations of the administrative state, considering rationales for delegation to administrative agencies, procedural and substantive constraints on agency rulemaking and adjudication, judicial review of agency actions, and the relationship of agencies to Congress and the President. Self-scheduled examination. N. Parrillo.

    Note: As with law courses generally, enrollment for this course is limited by the capacity of the law school's largest classroom (150 students). In a few previous instances, enrollment in this course was near that limit. If the number of students who express interest in this course exceeds that capacity, allocation of seats will take into account both the expressed weighted interest and the year in law school; seats on the waiting list will take into accout these same factors.

    Note: Although the examination is self-scheduled, because of the expected size of the class, all examinations for this course must be submitted by 12:30 pm on Tuesday, May 8.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20029
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/08/2018
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 30210-01
    • Advanced Rule of Law Clinic: Seminar
    • Wishnie
      Metcalf
      Spector
    • Tue 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
    • 1
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Rule of Law Clinic: Seminar (30210). 1 unit, credit/fail. Students who enroll in this seminar must also be enrolled in Advanced Rule of Law Clinic: Fieldwork. Open only to students who have completed Rule of Law Clinic. Permission of the instructors required. M.J. Wishnie, H.R. Metcalf, P. Spector.

    Course Bidding: Continuing students who bid on the seminar should list it as their lowest choice among experiential course selections. Those who are accepted in the seminar will automatically be enrolled in the fieldwork section.

    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 22689

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    • 30181-01
    • Advanced Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic
    • Greenhouse
      Pincus
      Rothfeld
      Kimberly
      Hughes
    • Tue 6:10 PM-8:00 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Supreme Court Advocacy (30181). 4 units (2 fall, 2 spring). Open only to students who completed Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic. Permission of the instructors required. L. Greenhouse, P. Hughes, M. Kimberly, A. Pincus, and C. Rothfeld.

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

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20020

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    • 30129-01
    • Advanced Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic: Seminar
    • Ahmad
      Wishnie
      Orihuela
      Loyo
    • Thu 2:10 PM-3:00 PM
    • 1
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic: Seminar (30129). 1 unit, credit/fail. A weekly seminar session only for returning students. Advanced Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic: Fieldwork is a co-requisite. Students enrolled in the seminar section must also be enrolled in the fieldwork section. Prerequisite: Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic. Permission of the instructors required. M.I. Ahmad, M.J. Wishnie, R. Loyo, and M. Orihuela.

    Course Bidding: Returning students should list this clinic as their lowest priority among experiential course selections. Students who are accepted in the seminar will also be enrolled in the fieldwork section.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in an LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project; Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 20044

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    • 30111-01
    • Advanced Educational Opportunity and Juvenile Justice Clinic
    • Forman
      Shaffer
      Gohara
    • 4
    • Professional Responsibility,

      Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Educational Opportunity and Juvenile Justice Clinic (30111). 4 units, graded or credit/fail, at student option. Open only to students who have completed the Educational Opportunity and Juvenile Justice Clinic and were enrolled in the Advanced EOJJ Clinic in Fall 2017. Enrollment limited to two. Permission of the instructors required. J. Forman, M. Gohara, and E. Shaffer.

    Note: The instructor will coordinate a weekly meeting time once students have their schedules set.

    Course Bidding: Continuing students should use their lowest priority among experiential course selections. No new students will be accepted for the spring term.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in a LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project, Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 20013

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    • 30167-01
    • Advanced Ethics Bureau at Yale
    • Fox
    • Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 3
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Ethics Bureau (30167). 3 units. This course is for students who have already taken either the Ethics Bureau at Yale clinic or a course in professional responsibility, and who wish to contribute further to the work of the Bureau. Enrollment limited. Permission of the instructor required. L. Fox.

    Course Bidding: Continuing students should list this course as the lowest bid among experiential course selections.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20109

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    • 21027-01
    • Advanced Legal Research: Methods and Sources
    • Krishnaswami
      Harrison
    • Tue 8:35 AM-10:00 AM
      Thu 8:35 AM-10:00 AM
    • 2 or 3
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    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.

    Notes about 21027-01: This section will have an enrollment cap of twenty-five. Students must attend the first meeting to maintain their place in the course or on the waiting list. The instructors for this section are J. Krishnaswami and R.D. Harrison.

    Notes about 21027-02: This section will have an enrollment cap of forty. Students must attend the first meeting to maintain their place in the course or on the waiting list. In the Spring term, the emphasis in this section will be on techniques, tools, and sources for scholarly writing. The instructors for this section are J. Nann and R.D. Harrison.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20190

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    • 21027-02
    • Advanced Legal Research: Methods and Sources
    • Nann
      Harrison
    • Tue 4:10 PM-5:30 PM
      Thu 4:10 PM-5:30 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    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.

    Notes about 21027-01: This section will have an enrollment cap of twenty-five. Students must attend the first meeting to maintain their place in the course or on the waiting list. The instructors for this section are J. Krishnaswami and R.D. Harrison.

    Notes about 21027-02: This section will have an enrollment cap of forty. Students must attend the first meeting to maintain their place in the course or on the waiting list. In the Spring term, the emphasis in this section will be on techniques, tools, and sources for scholarly writing. The instructors for this section are J. Nann and R.D. Harrison.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20191

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    • 21343-01
    • Advanced Legal Writing
    • Harrison
    • Tue 12:35 PM-2:00 PM
      Thu 12:35 PM-2:00 PM
    • 2 to 3
    • Professional Skills
    • limited enrollment (10)
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Legal Writing (21343). 2 or 3 units. This course will explore the theory and practice of drafting legal memoranda and briefs. Students will have the opportunity to refine analytical as well as writing skills. For two units, students will complete two drafts of a legal memo, and a brief-revision exercise. To qualify for an additional unit, students will write a second memo that will require them to apply the law to a complicated and disputed set of facts. The goal of the course will be to take students beyond basic competence to excellence in legal writing. Enrollment limited to ten. R.D. Harrison.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20125

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    • 30176-01
    • Advanced Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic
    • Schulz
      Balkin
      Langford
      Bloch-Wehba
    • 1 to 4
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (30176). 1 to 4 units, credit/fail or graded at student option. Prerequisite: Open only to students who have completed two semesters of the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic. Permission of the instructors required. D. Schulz and J.M. Balkin, H. Block-Webha, and J.T. Langford..

    Note: This clinic is open only to J.D. students.

    Course Bidding: Students should list this clinic as their lowest priority among experiential course selections.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20052

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    • 21019-01
    • Advanced Property
    • Zhang
      Priest
    • Wed 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • faculty permission (15)
    • paper required
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    Advanced Property (21019). 2 units. This course will examine the concepts of real and personal property, their social and economic construction, and their consequences for human welfare: What does it mean—philosophically, socially, and economically—to own a piece of land or personal item? How is ownership established? Who should decide how the property is used? In fact, how should it be used? The course initially approaches these questions from a theoretical perspective, discussing certain foundational texts in social and economic theory. In particular, it probes the limits of economic reasoning in understanding property institutions, and examines whether—and how—we can compensate for these limitations by introducing social, cultural and moral elements into our analysis.

    The class will then apply these general theoretical arguments to a variety of empirical settings: American land use regimes, particularly zoning ordinances and regulations; contemporary land use regulations in several foreign countries, covering Continental Europe, East Asian, and Latin America; and historical property institutions in early modern Western Europe and East Asia. By emphasizing a comparative and historical approach, the course attempts to highlight the social and cultural assumptions underlying many traditional theories of property ownership and utilization. Paper required. Enrollment limited to fifteen. Permission of the instructors required. C. Priest and T. Zhang.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20122

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    • 30149-01
    • Advanced Sentencing Clinic: Fieldwork
    • Doherty
      Ullmann
      Gohara
    • 2
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Sentencing Clinic: Fieldwork (30149). 2 units. This clinic will provide students who have completed Criminal Justice Clinic (CJC) or Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic (CMIC) an opportunity to participate in a course featuring a one-credit seminar and two-credit fieldwork component. The seminar will provide students an opportunity to deepen their study of Connecticut and federal sentencing law, policy, and practice. The fieldwork is designed to build on the written and oral advocacy skills students have developed in CJC and CMIC. Students will handle cases involving a combination of state appellate litigation, a Connecticut parole policy reform project, and federal supervised release revocation hearings. The fieldwork and seminar components must be taken simultaneously, unless there is instructor permission for a different arrangement. Open only to students who have taken either the Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic or the Criminal Justice Clinic. Enrollment limited to ten. Permission of the instructors required. F.M. Doherty, M. Gohara, and T. Ullmann.

    Course Bidding:Students who are accepted in the seminar section will be automatically enrolled in the fieldwork section unless the instructors notify the Registrar's Office that a different arrangement has been made. It is not necessary to bid on the fieldwork section unless you have been approved to enroll only in fieldwork.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in a LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project, Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20124

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    • 30148-01
    • Advanced Sentencing Clinic
    • Doherty
      Ullmann
      Gohara
    • Thu 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 1
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Sentencing Clinic: Seminar (30148). 1 unit. This clinic will provide students who have completed Criminal Justice Clinic (CJC) or Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic (CMIC) an opportunity to participate in a course featuring a one-credit seminar and two-credit fieldwork component. The seminar will provide students an opportunity to deepen their study of Connecticut and federal sentencing law, policy, and practice. The fieldwork is designed to build on the written and oral advocacy skills students have developed in CJC and CMIC. Students will handle cases involving a combination of state appellate litigation, a Connecticut parole policy reform project, and federal supervised release revocation hearings. The fieldwork and seminar components must be taken simultaneously, unless there is instructor permission for a different arrangement. Open only to students who have taken either the Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic or the Criminal Justice Clinic. Enrollment limited to ten. Permission of the instructors required. F.M Doherty, M. Gohara, and T. Ullmann.

    Course Bidding:

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in a LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project, Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20123

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    • 30179-01
    • Advanced San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project
    • Gerken
      Kwon
    • Tue 6:10 PM-8:00 PM
    • 1 to 4
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced SFALP (30179). 1 to 4 units, credit/fail, graded, with a credit/fail option. Open only to those students who have completed Local Government in Action: San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project. Permission of the instructors required. H. Gerken and C. Kwon.

    Note: No drops will be permitted after the first class meeting.

    Course Selection: Continuing students should list this section as their lowest priority among experiential course selections.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20050

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    • 30126-01
    • Advanced Veterans Legal Services Clinic: Fieldwork
    • Wishnie
      Wenzloff
      Lado
    • 1 to 4
    • -
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Veterans Legal Services Clinic: Fieldwork (30126). 1 to 4 units, graded or credit/fail at student option. Students may enroll in the fieldwork section without enrolling in the seminar section. Prerequisite: Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Permission of the instructors required. M.J. Wishnie, M. Engleman Lado, and A. Wenzloff.

    Course Bidding: Returning students should list this clinic as their lowest priority among experiential course selections.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in a LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project, Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 20041

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    • 30125-01
    • Advanced Veterans Legal Services Clinic: Seminar
    • Wishnie
      Wenzloff
    • Mon 1:10 PM-2:00 PM
    • 1
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Veterans Legal Services Clinic: Seminar (30125). 1 unit, credit/fail. A weekly seminar session only for returning students. Advanced VVLSC: Fieldwork is a co-requisite; students enrolled in the seminar must also be enrolled in the fieldwork section. Prerequisite: Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Permission of the instructors required. M.J. Wishnie, M. Engleman Lado, and A. Wenzloff.

    Course Bidding: Returning students should list this clinic as their lowest priority among experiential course selections. Students who are accepted in the seminar section will also be enrolled in the fieldwork section.
    Note: Students may not be enrolled in a LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project, Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 20040

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    • 30130-01
    • Advanced Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic: Fieldwork
    • Ahmad
      Wishnie
      Orihuela
      Loyo
    • 1 to 4
    • -
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic: Fieldwork (30130). 1 to 4 units, graded or credit/fail at student option. Students may elect to take the fieldwork section without enrolling in the advanced seminar section.Prerequisite: Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic. Permission of the instructors required. M.I. Ahmad, M.J. Wishnie, R. Loyo, and M. Orihuela.

    Course Bidding: Returning students should list this clinic as their lowest priority among experiential course selections.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in an LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project; Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 20045

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    • 30223-01
    • Advanced Issues in Capital Markets:Role of Counsel forIssuers&Underwriters inInitialPublicOffering
    • Brod
      Fleisher
    • Thu 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Issues in Capital Markets: Role of Counsel for Issuers and Underwriters in an Initial Public Offering (30223). 2 units. This advanced securities law seminar will provide insights into the lawyer’s participation in the capital markets practice. The organizing principle will be the role of counsel for issuers and underwriters in the execution of an initial public offering (“IPO”) registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, which will drive consideration of a wide range of legal and practical issues (including related issues under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934).

    The sessions will be oriented around the key steps required at each stage of the IPO process. Students will read primarily transaction documents (e.g., registration statements; underwriting agreements; etc.) drawn from actual IPOs, supplemented by PowerPoint presentations and memoranda prepared by the instructors, as well as SEC materials, accounting literature, and treatise excerpts. Reading materials will be tailored in scope, with a focus on facilitating each session’s discussion and course assignments. Additional materials also will be provided for further, optional reading where desired and to provide useful reference tools for future practice.

    Students will engage in drafting exercises, in-class analysis and mock negotiations (including negotiation of an underwriting agreement). The course will also focus on certain key transaction management skills, including in respect of “situational judgment.” Guest speakers from the School of Management, investment banking and corporate communities will be invited for special sessions to present their perspectives on the IPO process and legal/business capital markets issues more generally. Grading will be based on performance on experiential assignments and class participation. The first session of the course will include an overview of the U.S. federal securities law regulatory framework, which will serve as an important refresher for those who already have studied securities regulation (which is encouraged) and as a basic foundation for those who may not yet have extensive knowledge of the topic. Enrollment limited to twenty (fifteen Law and five SOM). Permission of the instructors required. Also MGT 662b. C. B. Brod and A.E. Fleisher.

    Note: Students will be able to drop the course in accordance with standard YLS policies.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20184

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    • 30200-01
    • Advanced Appellate Litigation Project
    • Duke
      Daniels
      Dooley
    • Wed 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Responsibility,

      Professional Skills
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Appellate Litigation Project (30200). 5 units (3 fall, 2 spring), graded . Open only to students who have completed the fall-term section, Advanced 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.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20068

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    • 30145-01
    • Advanced Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic: Seminar
    • Gohara
    • Fri 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 1
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic: Seminar (30145). 1 unit. Open only to J.D. students who have completed the Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic: Seminar and Fieldwork. The advanced seminar and fieldwork sections must be taken simultaneously. Enrollment limited to five. Permission of the instructor required. M. Gohara.

    Course Bidding: Continuing students should list the seminar section (Law 30145) as their lowest priority among experiential course selections. It is not necessary to list the fieldwork section among these selections; students who are accepted in the seminar will automatically be enrolled in the fieldwork section.

    Note: Students will be asked to confirm their place in the clinic before classes begin. There is a no-drop policy thereafter.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in a LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project, Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20017

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    • 30146-01
    • Advanced Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic: Fieldwork
    • Gohara
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic: Fieldwork (30146). 2 units. Open only to J.D. students who have completed the Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic (seminar and fieldwork). The advanced sections must be taken simultaneously. Enrollment limited to five. Permission of the instructor required. M. Gohara.

    Course Bidding: Bid only on the seminar section of the advanced clinic (LAW 30145);students who are accepted in the seminar will be automatically enrolled in the fieldwork section.

    Note: There is a no-drop policy for those accepted in this clinic.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in a LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project, Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20018

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    • 21144-01
    • Advanced Constitutional Law: Amending the Constitution
    • Feingold
    • Tue 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • -
    • limited enrollment (20)
    • paper required
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    Advanced Constitutional Law: Amending the Constitution (21144). 2 or 3 units. One of the most vibrant topics in American political movements today is the drive for the adoption and ratification of constitutional amendments and/or the convening of an Article V Constitutional Convention to consider specific amendments or more fundamental reform of the Constitution. These calls arise across the political spectrum. On the left, there are calls for constitutional amendments, for example, to address campaign finance, the right to bear arms, and the electoral college. On the right, there are specific proposals to undo the flag burning decision and to ban abortion but also calls to consider more structural changes such as giving states the ability to invalidate federal laws. Given the level of political division in the country, combined with the inability to achieve governmental consensus on an increasing number of issues, more and more advocacy as well as accompanying resources are likely to be devoted to such causes. This is in part because the amendment avenue allows options independent of Presidential and even Congressional action. This seminar will examine thoroughly the law of the amendment process, its history, and its current role in our political system and public debate. It will also consider the way in which the Constitution can be and has been "amended" through alternate means vis-a-vis Article V. In so doing, this seminar should enable students critically to evaluate and use proper source material with regard to issues that have arisen or are likely to arise concerning proposed constitutional amendments or constitutional conventions.

    The first part of the course will explore the origins of Article V including background on the comparative amendability of other written constitutions. A major focus of this section is the centrality of Article V to the structure of the Constitution After reviewing the materials relating to the drafting of Article V, this section will review the adoption of the Bill of Rights as well as the apparent unique unamendability of the equal representation of the states in the Senate. The second part will review the history of efforts, both successful and unsuccessful, to amend the Constitution, from early corrective amendments to the post-Civil War Reconstructive amendments and then to the Progressive Era amendments including, in particular, the switch to the direct election of Senators. The modern voting-related amendments will also be reviewed. This section will also consider views that have been advanced as to when and how it is proper or "appropriate" to amend the Constitution, the standard that members of Congress should employ in voting on proposed amendments, and the history of calls for constitutional conventions to amend the Constitution. In addition, this section will analyze the use of various routes to "amending" the Constitution apart from Article V. The third and final part of the course will then examine current proposals and advocacy for constitutional amendments across the political spectrum. Special emphasis will be placed on the calls for a constitutional convention and its likely scope. Paper required. Enrollment limited to twenty. R. Feingold.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20106

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    • 30108-01
    • Advanced Criminal Justice Clinic: Fieldwork
    • Doherty
      Bruce
    • 1 or 2
    • -
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Criminal Justice Clinic: Fieldwork (30108). 1 or 2 units, credit/fail or graded, at student option. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice Clinic. Permission of the instructors required. F.M. Doherty and S. Bruce III.

    Course Bidding: Continuing students should list this course as the lowest bid among experiential course selections.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in a LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project, Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20135

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    • 30165-01
    • Advanced Environmental Protection Clinic
    • Galperin
      Suatoni
      Hawkins
    • Tue 12:10 PM-2:00 PM
    • 1 to 4
    • -
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Environmental Protection Clinic (30165). 1 to 4 units. Open only to students who have successfully completed the Environmental Protection Clinic. Students who complete this section for two or more units may satisfy the Professional Responsibility or Legal Skills requirement. Permission of the instructors required. Enrollment limited. J. Galperin, D. Hawkins, and L. Suatoni.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20205

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    • 30142-01
    • Advanced Immigration Legal Services Clinic: Fieldwork
    • Peters
    • 1 to 3
    • -
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Immigration Legal Services Clinic: Fieldwork (30142). 1 to 3 units, credit/fail, with a graded option. Open only to students who have completed Immigration Legal Services Clinic:Seminar and Fieldwork. Permission of the instructor required. J.K. Peters.

    Course Bidding: Continuing students should list this course as the lowest bid among experiential course selections.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in a LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same term, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project; Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 20142

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    • 30114-01
    • Advanced Immigration Legal Services Clinic: Seminar
    • Peters
    • 1
    • -
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Immigration Legal Services Clinic: Seminar (30114). 1 unit, credit/fail. Open only to students who have completed Immigration Legal Services Clinic: Seminar and Fieldwork. Permission of instructor required. J.K. Peters.

    Course Bidding: Continuing students should list this course as the lowest bid among experiential course selections.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in an LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project; Legal Assistance, Prosecution Externship.

    Note: Due to our immediate commitments to our clients, Professor Peters will finalize the roster by email before the first class, after which the clinic cannot be dropped.

    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 20141

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    • 21708-01
    • Advanced International Law and Foreign Relations Seminar
    • Hathaway
    • Wed 1:10 PM-3:00 PM
    • 1 or 2
    • -
    • faculty permission
    • paper required
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    Advanced International Law and Foreign Relations Seminar (21708). 1 or 2 units. Enrollment limited to those previously enrolled in International Law and Foreign Relations: Seminar. Permission of the instructor required. O. Hathaway.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20023

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    • 30171-01
    • Advanced International Refugee Assistance Project
    • Heller
      Finkbeiner
    • 2 or 3
    • -
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced International Refugee Assistance Project (30171). 2 or 3 units. A fieldwork-only option. Prerequisite: International Refugee Assistance Project. Permission of the instructors required. R. Heller and L. Finkbeiner.

    Course Bidding: Continuing students should list this course as the lowest bid among experiential course selections.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20172

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    • 30202-01
    • Advanced Legal Assistance: Reentry Clinic
    • Eppler-Epstein
      Shaffer
    • 1 to 4
    • -
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Legal Assistance Reentry Clinic (30202). 1 to 4 units, graded or credit/fail at student option. Open only to students who have completed the Legal Assistance Reentry Clinic. Permission of the instructors required. A. Eppler-Epstein and E. Shaffer.

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

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in a LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project, Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 22837

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    • 30203-01
    • Advanced Legal Assistance: Immigrant Rights Clinic Fieldwork
    • Bhandary-Alexander
      Blank
    • 1 to 4
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Legal Assistance Clinic: Immigrant Rights: Fieldwork (30203). 1 to 4 units, credit/fail with graded option at student's choice. Open only to students who have completed Legal Assistance: Immigrant Rights Clinic. Open only to JD students. Permission of the instructors required. J. Bhandary-Alexander and D. Blank.

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

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in a LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project, Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20212

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    • 30208-01
    • Advanced Legal Assistance: Domestic Violence Clinic
    • Frontis
      Messali
    • 1 to 4
    • -
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Legal Assistance: Domestic Violence Clinic (30208). 1 to 4 units. Open only to students who have completed Legal Assistance: Domestic Violence Clinic. Permission of the instructors required. C. Frontis and E. Messali.

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

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in a LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project, Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20209

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    • 30174-01
    • Advanced Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic
    • Silk
      Bjerregaard
      Metcalf
      Ezer
    • Fri 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 3 or 4
    • Professional Responsibility,

      Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic (30174). 3 or 4 units. Open only to students who have completed the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. Permission of the instructor required. J.J. Silk, A. Bjerregaard, T. Ezer, and H.R. Metcalf.

    Course Bidding: Continuing students should list this course as the lowest bid among experiential course selections. In addition to listing this clinic among experiential course selections, students wishing to enroll in the advanced clinic must submit (1) a brief statement (less than 250 words) of the goals they would like to achieve in the Clinic during the semester and (2) a list of all significant commitments, including extracurricular activities, externships, work, and other clinics, during the semester. These materials should be submitted through the bidding system by 4:30 p.m. on December 7.

    Note: Students may not drop the Advanced Lowenstein Clinic after the first day of the semester.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20145

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    • 30212-01
    • Advocacy in International Arbitration
    • Buckley
      Mahoney
      Landy
    • Fri 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential (12)
    • not applicable
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    Advocacy in International Arbitration (30212). 2 units. International arbitration is a growing field and increasingly is the mechanism by which the largest international commercial disputes are resolved. This course has two primary aims: (1) to expose students to this area of legal practice; and (2) to provide them with the skills they need to represent clients effectively in international commercial arbitrations. The course is built around a series of exercises that track major stages in the arbitral process, culminating in an evidentiary hearing during which students will present argument and examine witnesses. At each stage of the process, instructors will provide feedback and insights based on their experience dealing with the very same factual scenarios the students will encounter during the mock exercises. In addition to the in-class exercises, there will be a series of short lectures and discussions about key strategic and procedural issues in international commercial arbitration. There will be no paper or final exam, but students will be required to complete a series of written exercises and participate in oral arguments. Enrollment limited to twelve. J. J. Buckley, Jr., J. Landy, and C.J. Mahoney.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20198

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    • 30231-01
    • Advanced Reproductive Rights and Justice Project: Fieldwork
    • Smith
      Kraschel
    • 1 to 3
    • -
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Reproductive Rights and Justice Project: Fieldwork (30231). 1 to 3 units, graded or credit/fail at student option. Students may enroll in the fieldwork section without enrolling in the seminar section. Prerequisite: Reproductive Rights and Justice Project. Permission of the instructors required. P.J. Smith and K. Kraschel.

    Course Bidding: Continuing students should list the fieldwork section as their lowest rank among experiential course selections.

    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 22121

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    • 30230-01
    • Advanced Reproductive Rights and Justice Project: Seminar
    • Smith
      Kraschel
    • Wed 4:10 PM-5:00 PM
    • 1
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Reproductive Rights and Justice Project: Seminar (30230). 1 unit, credit/fail. A weekly hour-long seminar only for returning students who are also enrolled in Advanced RRJP: Fieldwork. This seminar is student organized with an instructor in attendance. Prerequisite: Reproductive Rights and Justice Project. Permission of the instructors required. P.J. Smith and K. Kraschel.

    Course Bidding: Continuing students shoud list this seminar as their lowest rank among experiential course bids.

    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 22120

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    • 30209-01
    • Advanced Rule of Law Clinic: Fieldwork
    • Wishnie
      Koh
      Metcalf
      Spector
    • 2
    • -
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Rule of Law Clinic: Fieldwork (30209). 2 units, graded at student option. Open only to students who have completed Rule of Law Clinic.. Permission of the instructors required. H.H. Koh, M.J. Wishnie, H.R. Metcalf, and P. Spector.

    Course Bidding: Continuing students should list the fieldwork section as their lowest choice among experiential course selections.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 22688

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    • 21063-01
    • American Legal History
    • Witt
    • Wed 8:10 AM-10:00 AM
    • 3
    • Professional Responsibility
    • open enrollment
    • exam with paper option
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    American Legal History (21063). 2 or 3 units. Law and the legal profession in American life from the Founding to the late 20th century with readings from the primary sources and the scholarly literature. Subjects include: (1) the public and private roles of lawyers: the lawyer in government and in politics; the modern law firm and its discontents; cause lawyering and its dilemmas; lawyers in a slave society; (2) the role of courts in American government: courts and American democracy; administrative regulation and the common law; economic growth and economic inequality; (3) punishment and the criminal law: lawyers and punishment in American history; the invention and spread of the prison; the incarceration phenomenon and its alternatives; (4) lawyers and the Constitution: the lawyers of 1787; lawyers and the Reconstruction amendments; courts and the Constitution; social movements and the constitution; and (5) lawyers and law in emergencies: ethical dilemmas in wartime; the rise of the military lawyer; habeas corpus and the laws of armed conflict in the American experience. Scheduled examination for 2 units; a paper option for students with a focused proposal in the history of American law (for 3 units). Also HIST 760b. J.F. Witt.

    Note: This course meets the Law School professional responsibility requirement. It has also been submitted to the New York State Court of Appeals for consideration of approval for the New York Bar professional responsibility requirement. We will notify students whether or not it has been approved once we hear from the court.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20127
    Exam: 5/03/2018 at 9:00 AM
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 30219-01
    • Anatomy of a Merger
    • Nathan
    • Wed 3:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 3
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential (15)
    • exam required
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    Anatomy of a Merger (30219). 3 units. Anatomy of a Merger is an advanced M&A seminar, based on an extensive thirteen-week hypothetical which details the strategy, tactics and negotiations involved in a company’s saga as it is subjected to an activist investor campaign, a full-scale proxy contest and an attempted sale to a CEO-selected private equity firm, which at the board’s insistence is abandoned in favor of a controlled auction. Following the auction, a defeated bidder re-emerges and jumps the deal, leading to yet another bidding contest. The hypothetical contains detailed dialogue among company management, its legal and financial advisers and various third-party bidding teams (including several chapters devoted to the essentials in drafting and negotiating a merger agreement). Litigators also get their day in the sun. M&A partners at major NYC law firms co-teach many of the sessions, and an investment banker leads a session on the role of the financial adviser, valuation metrics and methodologies and deal tactics and strategy. Each episode has accompanying readings in relevant (and sometimes changing) Delaware case law and related articles.Prerequisite: Business Organizations. Enrollment limited to fifteen. Permission of the instructor required. Self-scheduled examination. C. Nathan.

    Note: The class meeting time has been adjusted to accommodate Professor Nathan's travel schedule. One additional class will be arranged, but Professor Nathan will discuss the options for this make-up class once the class roster is final.

    Note: Class attendance is required, and specifically you must attend the first class meeting to hold your place in the class. In addition, Professor Nathan is modifying the no-drop policy to ask accepted students to confirm before the beginning of the term that they understand that the class cannot be dropped once classes begin and that they are committed to staying in the class.

    Course Selection Information: In addition to listing this course among experiential course selections, students should submit a CV and a statement of your reasons for wanting to take this course by December 7 at 4:30 p.m. Listing this course among experiential course selections constitutes authorization for the Registrar's Office to release an unofficial copy of the student's Law transcript to the instructor.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20028
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 30225-01
    • Arbitration and Administrative Law Project
    • Ayres
    • 1
    • Partial Satisfaction of Skills Requirement,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential (25)
    • not applicable
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    Arbitration and Administrative Law Project (30225). 1 unit, credit/fail. The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection provides residents with the option to resolve disputes regarding Connecticut’s New Car Lemon Law Program and the Lottery Delinquency Assessment process through arbitration. Training will concern the substantive dispute areas, administrative procedures, as well as rules of ethics. Students will oversee and resolve contested cases as arbitrators and hearing officers for oral hearings. The course is designed to allow students to apply Connecticut law to facts in unresolved disputes and draft and render initial decisions describing their findings of facts, conclusions of law, and any applicable orders. Enrollment limited to twenty-five. Permission of the instructor required. I. Ayres.

    Course Bidding: Interested students should submit a one-paragraph statement of interest by December 7 at 4:30 p.m. Professor Ayres plans to use these statements of interest to select course participants should the number of interested students exceed twenty-five.

    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 20004

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    • 21181-01
    • Art and Cultural Property Law: Seminar
    • Whitman
    • Tue 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • -
    • open enrollment (25)
    • paper required
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    Art and Cultural Property Law (21181). 2 or 3 units. Topics in the law of artist's rights, art markets, and cultural property. The course will include such topics as moral rights, the right of publicity, law relevant to art galleries and dealers, auctions and museums, as well as problems in the protection of cultural property. Paper required. Enrollment capped at twenty-five. J.Q. Whitman.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20120

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    • 21761-01
    • Bureaucracy
    • Parrillo
    • Fri 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • faculty permission (8)
    • not applicable
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    Bureaucracy (21761). 2 units. One of the primary tasks of modern American lawyers is to influence the exercise of bureaucratic power. Further, lawyers in America are often called upon to serve in, or to help design, bureaucratic agencies. The agenda for this seminar is to discuss leading works on government administration -- some classic and some cutting-edge -- from political science, sociology, law, and other disciplines. The kinds of questions we will ask include: Why do some bureaucracies inspire respect and admiration, while others inspire disdain, hatred, and resistance? Why are bureaucrats highly responsive to some stakeholders and callously indifferent to others? What kinds of people self-select into government jobs -- and what kinds of opportunities, dangers, and biases result from that self-selection? What are the most effective strategies for getting the attention of a bureaucracy -- and getting it to change its ways? Should bureaucrats be understood as the servants and agents of politicians, or as politicians in their own right? Does bureaucratic organization embody the rule of law, or threaten it? Do lawsuits against a bureaucracy have any effect on its behavior -- and if so, do they make things better or worse? Students are required to participate actively in each week’s discussion. Grades will be based solely on class participation. Enrollment limited to eight. Permission of the instructor required. N. Parrillo.

    Course Bidding Information: In addition to listing this course among permission-of-instructor selections, students should submit a brief statement of why they wish to take the course (no more than 500 words) by 4:30 p.m. on December 7. The statement may discuss how bureaucracy relates to your academic interests, background, career plans, or anything else you consider relevant to your interest in the subject. In selecting students, the instructor will seek a diversity and balance of perspectives. Please note that the numerical rank that students give to the course among permission-of-instructor courses will not affect the instructor's selection of students.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20030

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    • 21241-01
    • Business Organizations
    • Hansmann
    • Tue 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
      Thu 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Business Organizations (21241). 4 units. A general introduction to the role and structure of organizational law. Although broadly held business corporations will be the principal focus of the course, attention will also be paid to other modes of organizing both commercial and noncommercial enterprise. Scheduled examination. H. Hansmann.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20022
    Exam: 5/01/2018 at 9:00 AM
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21274-01
    • Business Organizations
    • Romano
    • Mon 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Wed 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Business Organizations (21274). 4 units. A survey of the law of business organizations, emphasizing the control, management, and financing of publicly owned corporations. The key problem for corporate law is one of agency relations -- how to align management's incentives with shareholders' interests. The course will accordingly examine how legal rules, markets, and institutional arrangements mitigate, or magnify, the agency problem. Enrollment capped at seventy-five. Scheduled examination. R. Romano.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20033
    Exam: 5/02/2018 at 9:00 AM
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    Capital Markets (21764). 3 units. Capital Markets is a course covering a range of topics, including the design, pricing, and trading of corporate bonds, structured notes, hybrid securities, credit derivatives, and structured products, such as asset-backed securities and structured notes. This course aims to provide a set of tools, concepts, and ideas that will serve students over the course of a career. Basic tools such as fixed income mathematics, swaps, and options are studied and used to address security design, trading, and pricing questions. The legal and institutional context of these subjects is also covered, i.e., the contractual basis of bonds and derivatives. Topics are approached from different angles: conceptual, legal, and technical theory, cases, documents (e.g., bond prospectuses, derivatives contracts, consent solicitations), and current events. Students should have taken introductory finance and have some knowledge of basic statistics (e.g., regression analysis, conditional probability), basic mathematics (e.g., algebra, matrix algebra); working knowledge of a spreadsheet package is helpful. Two examinations, six cases, and fourteen homework problems. Also MGT 947b. G. Gorton.

    Note: This course will meeting according to the Yale School of Management calendar. It is taught in two sections. There will be seats for 10 Law students in each section.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20165
    Exam:
    Name or Id: Id

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    Capital Markets (21764). 3 units. Capital Markets is a course covering a range of topics, including the design, pricing, and trading of corporate bonds, structured notes, hybrid securities, credit derivatives, and structured products, such as asset-backed securities and structured notes. This course aims to provide a set of tools, concepts, and ideas that will serve students over the course of a career. Basic tools such as fixed income mathematics, swaps, and options are studied and used to address security design, trading, and pricing questions. The legal and institutional context of these subjects is also covered, i.e., the contractual basis of bonds and derivatives. Topics are approached from different angles: conceptual, legal, and technical theory, cases, documents (e.g., bond prospectuses, derivatives contracts, consent solicitations), and current events. Students should have taken introductory finance and have some knowledge of basic statistics (e.g., regression analysis, conditional probability), basic mathematics (e.g., algebra, matrix algebra); working knowledge of a spreadsheet package is helpful. Two examinations, six cases, and fourteen homework problems. Also MGT 947b. G. Gorton.

    Note: This course will meeting according to the Yale School of Management calendar. It is taught in two sections. There will be seats for 10 Law students in each section.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20166
    Exam:
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 30161-01
    • Capital Punishment Clinic
    • Bright
      Parrent
      Sanneh
    • Tue 12:10 PM-2:00 PM
      Thu 12:10 PM-2:00 PM
    • 3
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Capital Punishment Clinic (30161). 6 units (3 fall, 3 spring), credit/fail in the fall term with the option of graded credit in the spring. Students will gain firsthand experience in capital defense, working as part of a team representing indigent defendants facing the death penalty in cases being handled by the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta or the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. Projects and case assignments will vary according to the position of each clinic case in the process, but all projects will require legal research, analysis and writing, strategy meetings with team members, and preparation for appellate arguments and may include interviews with clients or witnesses. Students will complete at least one substantial writing assignment, such as a portion of a motion, brief, or memorandum of law. Opportunity for travel to the South to conduct research and investigation with the Southern Center for Human Rights or the Equal Justice Initiative is available but not required. Students enroll in the fall term and continue in the spring. In rare and exceptional cases, a student may be admitted for the spring term. The course is limited to students who have taken Capital Punishment: Race, Poverty, Disadvantage or are enrolled in it in the spring term. (Students who have taken Capital Punishment: Race, Poverty, Disadvantage will be given priority in admission.) Enrollment limited. Permission of the instructors required. S.B. Bright, A. Parrent, and S. Sanneh.

    Course Bidding Information: If you are a new student who wishes to apply, you should list this course among experiential course selections. In addition, please describe briefly why you would like to take this clinic; whether you will have sufficient time to devote to the clinic; past work experience (including summer work between years of law school); and what you expect or would like to do upon graduation, as well as your CV. If you have not taken Capital Punishment: Race, Poverty, Disadvantage, please provide an example of your legal analysis and writing. Statements and other materials must be sent directly to Professor Bright (stephen.bright@yale.edu) by December 7 at 4:30 p.m. You may also upload a second copy of your submission through the YLS:Courses bidding system.

    Students continuing from the fall term should list this clinic among their experiential course selections; list the course as the lowest bid among these selections. No statement of interest is required of students continuing in the clinic for a second or subsequent term.

    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 20062

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    • 21426-01
    • Capital Punishment: Race, Poverty, and Disadvantage
    • Bright
    • Mon 10:10 AM-1:00 PM
      Wed 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • faculty permission (30)
    • paper required
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    Capital Punishment: Race, Poverty, and Disadvantage (21426). 4 units, graded, with a credit/fail option. This course will examine issues of poverty and race in the criminal justice system, particularly with regard to the imposition of the death penalty. Topics will include the right to counsel for people who cannot afford lawyers, racial discrimination, prosecutorial discretion, judicial independence, and mental health issues. Paper required. Permission of the instructor required. Enrollment limited to thirty. S.B. Bright.

    Course Bidding Information: If you are interested in the class, in addition to listing this course among permission-of-the-instructor selections, you should submit a CV and a statement describing why you would like to take the course; what you have done at every job and full-time internship, fellowship, volunteer position you have had; your employment or internship plans for the summer of 2018; and your career plans. You are welcome to describe any other experiences or interests related to taking the class. Different perspectives on capital punishment and criminal justice issues are sought for the class. Send the statement by e-mail to stephen.bright@yale.edu. Students will be selected for the class upon review of their submissions. Statements must be submitted by December 7, 4:30 p.m. You may also upload a duplicate set of materials to the YLS:Courses bidding system.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20063

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    • 30135-01
    • Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic: Seminar
    • Gohara
    • Tue 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic (30135) and Fieldwork (30136). 2 units, credit/fail, with a graded option for each part (4 units total). The clinic and the fieldwork must be taken simultaneously. For the first time in a generation, there is bipartisan reconsideration of the criminal laws and “tough-on-crime” policies that have led to the imprisonment of over two million people in the United States – what many describe as “mass incarceration.” In the clinic’s seminar, students will study the legal, social, and policy factors that contributed to the exponential rise of America’s prison population and consider alternative approaches to punishment. In the field work, students will represent clients in federal sentencing proceedings and state post-conviction cases. Students will learn advocacy strategies aimed at mitigating or ameliorating their clients’ punishment, both prospectively during sentencing and retrospectively during post-conviction proceedings. This work will include: building relationships with clients (some of whom will be incarcerated); interviewing witnesses; investigating case facts; developing case theories; working on interdisciplinary teams alongside expert witnesses; using narrative writing techniques to prepare persuasive pleadings; and developing reentry plans for clients leaving prison. Open only to J.D. students. Enrollment is limited to six. Permission of the instructor required. M. Gohara.

    Course Bidding: Students should bid only on the clinic seminar (LAW 30135). Any student who is accepted in the clinic will automatically be enrolled in the fieldwork section (LAW 30136).

    Note: Accepted students will be asked to confirm their commitment to the clinic before classes begin and likely before all bidding results are released. A no-drop policy applies once students have confirmed their acceptance of a place in the clinic. First-day attendance is required.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in a LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project, Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 20015

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    • 30136-01
    • Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic: Fieldwork
    • Gohara
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic: Fieldwork (30136). 2 units, credit/fail with a graded option. The fieldwork section must be taken simultaneously with the clinic. Open only to J.D. students. Enrollment limited to six. Permission of the instructor required. M. Gohara.

    Course Bidding: Students accepted in the clinic will be enrolled in the fieldwork section. It is not necessary to bid on the fieldwork section.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in a LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project, Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 20016

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    • 21361-01
    • Chinese Law and Society: Seminar
    • Zhang
    • Mon 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • faculty permission (15)
    • paper required
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    Chinese Law and Society (21361). 2 units. This course will survey law and legal practice in the People's Republic of China. Particular attention is given to the interaction of legal institutions with politics, social change, and economic development. Specific topics include, among others, the Party State, state capitalism, the judiciary, property law and development, business and investment law, criminal law and procedure, media (especially the Internet), and major schools of Chinese legal and political thought. Prior familiarity with Chinese history or politics is unnecessary but helpful. All course materials will be in English. Paper required. Enrollment limited to fifteen. Permission of the instructor required. T. Zhang.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20121

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    • 30197-01
    • Civil Litigation Practice
    • Gold
      Acee
    • Tue 6:10 PM-8:30 PM
    • 3
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential (12)
    • not applicable
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    Civil Litigation Practice. (30197). 3 units. The course will begin with an overview of pleadings, discovery, and the anatomy of a civil lawsuit. It will then proceed to isolate and develop the skills of oral advocacy, through extensive learning-by-doing exercises, including conducting depositions; performing opening statements and closing arguments; conducting direct and cross examinations of courtroom witnesses; and participating in a full-day jury trial. The course will also include preparation of pleadings and analysis of and critical thinking regarding the elements, underpinnings, and efficacy of the litigation process. The course materials include selected readings and three complete case files published by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. A participatory session on mediation, under the guidance of an experienced mediator, is included. Enrollment limited to twelve. E.K. Acee and F. Gold.

    Note: First-day attendance is required. No drops will be permitted after the first class meeting. Trial Practice or other similar course and/or experience is a prerequisite.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20200

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    • 21263-01
    • Combating Terrorism in Comparative Perspective
    • Weill
    • Tue 12:35 PM-2:00 PM
      Thu 12:35 PM-2:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Combating Terrorism in Comparative Perspective (21263). 3 units. This course explores the contemporary complex challenges that democracies face in their fight against terrorism. These include terrorist kidnapping, torture, targeted killings, secession, the right to bear arms, death penalty, political boycott, suicide terrorism, hate speech and incitement to terrorism, and immigration. The course will focus on assessing the legal means that states may use in times of emergency in general – and specifically when combating terror – in light of constitutional and international law. We will employ ethical and comparative analyses using the US, Europe, Canada and Israel as case studies. We will reveal fascinating dialogues within countries and between countries on these issues.

    We will be dealing with current issues, including how to deal with terrorist kidnapping, what methods of investigation are allowed when confronting ticking bombs, when is the use of targeted killings and drone strikes allowed, what special constitutional tools do democracies employ to combat secessionist forces, what is the theory of militant democracy and how is it used to deal with terrorist political parties, does the death penalty amount to torture, how exceptional is the right to bear arms and can it be justified today, what are the legal challenges states face when using boycott against other states and individuals, what are the similarities and differences between domestic terrorism and hate crimes, how should we treat hate speech vs. incitement to terrorism, how does terrorism reshape immigration policies in the context of family unification cases, how to redesign emergency regimes to deal with terrorism, does coerced feeding amount to torture when dealing with terrorist leaders’ hunger strikes, does house demolition of a suicide bomber amount to collective punishment, and what are the restrictions on the use of detention against terrorist suspects. Self-scheduled examination. R. Weill.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 23807
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21520-01
    • Comparative Constitutional Law
    • Sadurski
    • Mon 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • paper required
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    Comparative Constitutional Law (21520). 2 units. This course will provide an overview of comparative constitutionalism, through reading and discussion of recent scholarship that has helped to define the subject. The emphasis will be on bringing together (a) the main theories of constitutionalism, and critical responses that they triggered; (b) diverse regions that have been the scene of constitution-making in recent decades (Central and Eastern Europe, East Asia, South Africa, Latin and South America), in comparison with more 'consolidated' constitutional systems (US, Western Europe, Australia), and (c) some of the main recent trends in constitutionalism (militant democracy, transitional constitutionalism, transnational constitution-making) but with a firm focus on the question of judicial review and constitutional rights.

    The first, introductory part of the course (sessions 1 and 2) will be devoted to the very idea of 'constitutionalism' and different approaches to constitutional entrenchment in different systems around the world.

    The second part (sessions 3-6) will look at the question of constitutional review in different systems through the prism of three variants: abstractness, ex ante / ex post, and finality of review. We will also discuss two leading theories of the role of constitutional review in new and consolidated democracies: the theory of 'juristocracy' (Hirschl) and 'the insurance model' of judicial review (Ginsburg).

    The third part (sessions 7-11) will discuss three main questions with which constitutions around the world have to deal: protection of individual rights, designing the rules for constitution making and amending, and identifying the dominant patterns of constitutional interpretation, with special emphasis on proportionality analysis and on the idea of “public reason” as a proposed standard for judging unconstitutional legislative motivations.

    The fourth part (sessions 12-13) will deal with challenges resulting from non-democratic forces, either preceding or questioning democratic constitutionalism; we will discuss "transitional constitutionalism", "militant democracy" as enforced by democratic constitutionalism, and a specially troubling case study of coping with hate speech. The last part (session 14) will discuss so called "supranational constitutionalism" -- a 'translation' of nation-state constitutionalism to the supranational level.

    There will be a set of reading materials with links to electronic resources held by the Law School Library, and one main recommended book: Wojciech Sadurski, Rights before Courts (2nd ed., Springer 2014).

    Assessment: (1) Each student will be expected to write two or three (depending on the total number of students enrolled) “response papers” of 2-3 pages during the term, raising issues for discussion related to the readings (30%). Those papers will have to be submitted by Friday afternoon prior to a session at which they will be discussed. (2) This is a discussion-based seminar, and class participation will be encouraged (20%). Students are required to read the literature prior to each class. (3) There will be a final essay (50%), on a topic of choice (as approved by the lecturer), to be submitted by the end of the examination session (approx. 3000 words). Paper required. W. Sadurski.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20170

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    • 21154-01
    • Competition Economics and Policy
    • Scott Morton
    • Tue 8:30 AM-9:50 AM
      Thu 8:30 AM-9:50 AM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Competition Economics, and Policy (21154). 3 units. The course will start by describing the economics underlying the U.S. antitrust laws. We will then analyze competitive behaviors that courts and agencies have determined form the boundary for legality under antitrust law. We start with cartels, continue on to mergers, and spend the second half of the semester on unilateral conduct (monopolization). We will learn the economics underlying the strategies chosen by firms and analytical methods needed to assess their impact on competition. We will discuss the evidence and arguments that have been used to determine liability. The course will cover mainly the goals and procedures of the U.S. but also the EU antitrust agencies. We will welcome a few guests over the semester who are practitioners in the field. Students will choose a case (from a limited set) and a side to argue in front of the class. This course will follow the School of Management calendar. Prerequisite: Intermediate microeconomics or equivalent economics background (discuss with the instructor if you are not sure). Examination required. Also MGT 589b. F. Scott Morton.

    Note: The final examination will be a closed-book exam covering all the material in the course. It will take place on the last day of the class.

    Course Selection: To be admitted to the class, all interested students must complete a short assignment that will be available at the start of the semester.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 23003
    Exam:
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    • 30198-01
    • Complex Civil Litigation
    • Underhill
    • Thu 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Complex Civil Litigation (30198). 2 units. This course will focus principally on the issues that can impact the outcome of complex civil cases. Emphasis will be placed on effective practical legal writing, as well as on successful argument techniques and litigation strategies. To a large extent, students will learn by doing; each student will write two briefs and argue those two issues in class. Those briefs will be posted on YLS:Inside and will constitute a part of the weekly reading assignment for the course. Supplemental readings consisting of Supreme Court and Second Circuit decisions will also be assigned weekly.

    Ten of the class sessions will be designated as argument days. Each week four students will be assigned to write a memorandum of law in support of a motion or opposition and then to argue that position in class the following week. Each student must handle two such assignments over the course of the semester. The briefs and arguments will be based on problems written for this class; there is no casebook for the course.

    The arguments and related discussions will address issues that impact complex civil cases, such as: assembling the right parties (joinder, necessary parties), establishing personal jurisdiction through indirect contacts (internet, agency), forum selection (transfer, forum non conveniens), heightened pleading standards (Twombly, PSLRA), discovery in complex cases (electronic discovery, privilege), stays or abstention in favor of related litigation (Colorado River, Rooker-Feldman), multi-district litigation, class action procedures and limitations (class arbitration, CAFA, SLUSA), interlocutory appeals, sanctions, judicial disqualification, and attorneys’ fees.

    Grading will be based principally on the two papers (briefs) submitted by each student. Oral arguments and class discussion will also count. There will be no examination. Substantial Paper credit available. Enrollment capped at twenty. S.R. Underhill.

    Note: Because this course requires a specific number of students, those who have been accepted will be notified and asked to confirm their intention to remain in the course before classes start, so that students on the waiting list may be offered places before the first class meeting. Final enrollment will be set during the first class. Students must attend the first class to keep their place and will not be permitted to drop after confirming their enrollment during that class.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20188

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    • 21358-01
    • Conflict of Laws
    • Brilmayer
    • Tue 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Conflict of Laws (21358). 2 units. Choice of law and judgments enforcement in the American federal system. This course has some overlap with civil procedure -- students will mostly already have at least a basic familiarity with the law of judgments, personal jurisdiction, and the Erie Railroad doctrine. But the heart of the course is common law, statutory law, and constitutional law relating to extraterritorial application of state and federal substantive rules, primarily in the interstate (rather than international) context. The assigned course book will be Brilmayer, Goldsmith, and O'Hara-O'Connor, Conflict of Laws: Cases and Materials (Aspen Publishing, 7th edition, 2015). The instructor believes that class participation is a significant part of the learning experience, both for the individual who is speaking and for those who are listening. Those wishing to enroll in this class are asked to consider whether they are willing to undertake regular involvement in class discussion. Self-scheduled examination. L. Brilmayer.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20088
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21501-01
    • The Conservative Tradition in American Thought: Seminar
    • Kronman
    • Tue 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • limited enrollment
    • paper required
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    The Conservative Tradition in American Thought: Seminar (21501). 3 units. Conservatism has many meanings. Some are incompatible with others. In America today, conservatism often means a commitment to laissez faire economics and a distrust of big government. Those who embrace this form of conservatism generally start from libertarian principles. They rest their arguments on a belief in the sanctity of the individual and the value of personal freedom. In this respect, their view of the world is a close cousin of the pro-state, redistributivist liberalism with whose champions they regularly spar. It is a species of conservatism that is already well-known to most students at the Yale Law School, whether they endorse it or not. We will not pay much attention to it in this seminar.

    Instead we will focus on a different and less familiar form of conservatism—one that rejects the individualist and egalitarian premises that most liberals and libertarians share. This brand of conservatism starts with a skepticism about democratic rule; a belief in the value of elite institutions and in the natural or acquired superiority of certain human beings; a preference for local judgments, practices and institutions over cosmopolitan ones; and a reverence for the past and its accumulated traditions. It is a form of conservatism that libertarians and liberals alike find offensive and one that is far less often represented in debates at the Yale Law School. That is a reason to consider it more closely even if, at the end of the day, one rejects most or all of its teachings.

    The first five weeks of the seminar will be devoted to three thinkers: John Adams, John Calhoun and Alexis de Tocqueville. After that we will explore several other more recent writers: Henry Adams, George Santayana, Irving Babbitt, Richard Weaver and writers in the Southern Agrarian tradition, including Wendell Berry. Paper required. Enrollment limited. A.T. Kronman.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20025

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    • 21719-01
    • Conservative Critiques of the Administrative State
    • Elliott
    • Fri 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • paper required
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    Conservative Critiques of the Administrative State (21719). 2 or 3 units. According to some conservative scholars, American law took a "wrong turn" at the New Deal and the rise of the "Administrative State" is a terrible mistake that should be curtailed or undone. This seminar will consider the arguments of conservative critics, including Friedrich von Hayek, Richard Epstein, Antonin Scalia, Chuck Cooper, and Gary Lawson. A prior course or simultaneous course in Administrative Law is helpful but not required. Supervised Analytic Writing or Substantial Paper credit available. Paper required. E.D. Elliott.

    Note: Class participation counts toward the final grade. No more than three missed classes permitted.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20105

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    • 21345-01
    • Constitutional Litigation Seminar
    • Calabresi
      Walker
    • Wed 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
      Thu 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • limited enrollment (12)
    • not applicable
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    Constitutional Litigation Seminar (21345). 2 units. Federal constitutional adjudication from the vantage of the litigator with an emphasis on Circuit and Supreme Court practice and procedural problems, including jurisdiction, justiciability, exhaustion of remedies, immunities, abstention, and comity. Specific substantive questions of constitutional law currently before the Supreme Court are considered as well. Students will each argue two cases taken from the Supreme Court docket and will write one brief, which may be from that docket, but will likely come from the Second Circuit. Students will also join the faculty members on the bench and will, from time to time, be asked to make brief arguments on very short notice on issues raised in the class. Brief required. Enrollment limited to twelve. G. Calabresi and J.M. Walker, Jr.

    Note: This seminar will meet fourteen times, on specific dates to be announced. The first class meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 16, or Thursday, January 17, 4:10-6 p.m., in a room at the Law School; thereafter the class meetings will be at 157 Church Street at the same time. Because of the nature of this seminar, admitted students who wish to drop the course must notify the instructors and remove the course from their schedule no later than the first meeting day, following class; all students who are on the admitted list by the end of that day must take the course and will not be permitted subsequently to drop. First day attendance strongly urged. Those students on the waiting list must attend the first class meeting to learn if any places have opened. Beginning on the day following the first meeting day, if places have opened, students on the waiting list who attended the first class meeting will be offered places, in the order in which those students appear on the waiting list. Other waitlisted students may be considered after offers are made to those who attended the first class, should additional openings occur.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20006

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    • 21778-01
    • The Constitution of the Family
    • NeJaime
    • Mon 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • limited enrollment (20)
    • exam required
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    The Constitution of the Family (21778). 2 units. This course will examine constitutional law concerning the family, with specific attention to parents and children. Generally, the course will situate changes in the family, including dynamics involving marital and nonmarital families, different-sex and same-sex coupling, and reproduction and parenting, within modern constitutional law. More specifically, the course will focus on how law protects—or fails to protect—parent-child relationships as a constitutional matter. Topics include: the development of parental rights in substantive due process doctrine; the Court’s repudiation of “illegitimacy” and its protection of unmarried fathers in the 1960s and 1970s; the legal importance of biological attachments; the rights of adoptive and foster parents; the rights of other nonbiological parents, particularly with respect to same-sex family formation; and the rights of children. These topics will be explored with attention to cross-cutting questions of equality, including race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and marital status. While the course will focus on constitutional law, significant attention will be given to the intersection between constitutional doctrine and family law. There is no writing/paper option for this class; the course concludes with a final examination. Self-scheduled examination. Enrollment limited to twenty. D. NeJaime.

    Note: Attendance at the first class is required to hold a place in the class or on the waiting list.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20182
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21312-01
    • Copyright Law
    • Wilf
    • Mon 2:10 PM-3:35 PM
      Wed 2:10 PM-3:35 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Copyright Law (21312). 3 units. This course will offer a comprehensive survey of United States copyright law with reference to both its conceptual framework and its practical implementation. It will examine the substantive requirements that literary, musical, pictorial, and digital works of authorship require to meet the standards for copyright protection, procedures for obtaining protection, the scope and duration of copyright, exceptions and limitations such as fair use, infringement and remedies for infringement, copyright institutional actors including the U.S. Copyright Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization, and current debates shaping copyright policy in a global perspective. Self-scheduled examination. S. Wilf.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20155
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 30215-01
    • Corporate Crisis Management
    • Trevino
      Coleman
      Wiseman
    • Wed 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential (20)
    • not applicable
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    Corporate Crisis Management (30215). 2 units. As a result of unplanned for (or badly planned for) negative events, companies increasingly find themselves as targets of aggressive legal action, media coverage and regulatory pressure. This is particularly the case for large or name-brand companies. Recent examples include Volkswagen emissions scandal, the data breaches at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Yahoo, and the Wells Fargo account opening scandal. The scale can range from an existential threat, such as BP’s oil spill, to a more minor reputational crisis, such as Lululemon’s recall.

    One of the key challenges presented by these developments is that they do not arise from the usual interactions that characterize “normal” business. Instead, companies must organize and act across traditional hierarchies and areas of expertise and many times face antagonistic, unexpected tactics designed for maximal visibility and shock effect, potentially to force industry-wide change. In advising clients in these situations, lawyers must coordinate business concerns, legal issues, stakeholder concerns and regulatory matters, as well as plan for both expected and unexpected outcomes.

    This class is based on experiential learning: a rich set of case studies and crisis simulation exercises balance the theoretical and legal frameworks and will help participants to improve their strategic thinking as well as team management and communication skills in high-stress situations. Enrollment limited to twenty. Permission of the instructors required. H. Coleman, M. Trevino, and M. Wiseman.

    Note: No drops will be permitted after the first class.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20183

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    • 21397-01
    • Corporate Litigation Seminar
    • Eskridge
    • Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • Professional Skills
    • limited enrollment (15)
    • paper required
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    Corporate Litigation Seminar (21397). 2 or 3 units. This seminar will examine the fundamental doctrinal precepts and cutting-edge practical issues that drive contemporary corporate litigation, and consider how the realities of corporate litigation today challenge scholarly theoretical expectations. Classes will rely on primary documents as well as statutes, court decisions, commentary and theory, all drawn from practice in the leading commercial courts, state and federal agencies, and international arbitral bodies increasingly designated by contracts for dispute resolution. Students will be asked to apply cases and legal principles in various situations that may arise in corporate litigation practice. Knowledge of fundamental corporate law principles through Business Organizations or otherwise will be assumed. Students wishing to earn 3 units will be required to write a fifteen to twenty-page paper. Open only to J.D. students. Enrollment limited to fifteen. W.N. Eskridge, Jr., and K.S. Schwartz.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20008

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    • 21524-01
    • Corporate Taxation
    • Listokin
    • Wed 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
      Mon 1:35 PM-3:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Corporate Taxation (21524). 3 units. The United States has a "classical" or two-level corporate tax system, which aims to tax corporate income twice: once when earned at the corporate level and again when distributed to individual shareholders. This corporate "double tax" is problematic because its policy rationale is thin and its implementation is tricky. This course will focus on both the policy and the technical aspects of taxing corporations. On the policy side, it will consider current and past proposals to integrate the corporate tax with the individual income tax. On the technical side, it will consider the tax problems that arise when corporations engage in transactions with their shareholders or with other corporations, including contributions, distributions, and reorganizations. Prerequisite: Federal Income Taxation. Scheduled examination. Y. Listokin.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20026
    Exam: 4/30/2018 at 9:00 AM
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21217-01
    • Criminal Procedure: Adjudication
    • Duke
    • Tue 2:10 PM-3:35 PM
      Thu 2:10 PM-3:35 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Criminal Procedure: Adjudication (21217). 3 units. This course will cover pre-trial proceedings, pleabargaining, right to trial by jury, effective assistance of counsel, joinder and severance, right of confrontation, prosecutorial discretion, some trial proceedings, and double jeopardy. Class participation is expected and may be taken into account in grading. Students who regularly do not attend will be dropped from the class. Criminal Procedure: Investigation is not a prerequisite. Scheduled examination. S.B. Duke.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20067
    Exam: 5/01/2018 at 9:00 AM
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21448-01
    • Criminal Procedure: Investigations
    • Baer
    • Mon 10:35 AM-12:00 PM
      Wed 10:35 AM-12:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Criminal Procedure: Investigations (21448). 3 units. This course will introduce and analyze the Constitution’s regulation of criminal investigations and policing. Students will read the Supreme Court decisions responsible for making applicable in state courts certain constitutional criminal procedural rights, via the “due process” clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. For the duration of the semester, the class will focus primarily on the Fourth Amendment and certain provisions of the Fifth and Sixth Amendments. Although students will, on occasion, read excerpts of relevant law review and newspaper articles, the primary texts are the various Supreme Court cases that announce, refine, and debate the various doctrines that purport to mediate the relationship between private individuals and the police. Among the many doctrines to consider: the exclusionary rule, “probable cause” and “reasonable suspicion,” the application of Fourth Amendment principles to “new” technology, and Miranda. This course will include a fairly heavy reading schedule and will rely in large part on the willingness of students to prepare in advance and participate. Scheduled examination. M. Baer.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20061
    Exam: 5/02/2018 at 9:00 AM
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 30105-01
    • Criminal Justice Clinic: Seminar
    • Doherty
      Bruce
    • Mon 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Responsibility,

      Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Criminal Justice Clinic (30105) and Fieldwork (30106). 2 units, credit/fail, with a graded option, for each part (4 units total). The clinic and fieldwork must be taken simultaneously. Students will represent defendants in criminal cases in the Geographical Area #23 courthouse (the "GA") on Elm Street in New Haven. Students will handle all aspects of their clients' cases under the direct supervision of clinical faculty. Students will learn how to build relationships with clients, investigate and develop their cases, construct persuasive case theories, negotiate with opposing counsel, prepare motions and briefs, and advocate for clients in court. Students will also explore the legal framework governing the representation of clients in criminal cases, including the rules of professional responsibility. Throughout, students will be encouraged to think critically about the operation of the criminal justice system and to reflect on opportunities for reform. Because of the frequency of court appearances, students must keep two mornings a week (Monday--Friday, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.) free from other obligations. Students must also return to the law school a few days before the start of the semester to participate in an orientation program intended to prepare them for criminal practice. Open only to J.D. students. Enrollment limited. F. Doherty and S.O. Bruce III.

    Note: New students who are accepted in this clinic must attend a two-day training session to prepare for their first client meetings and court appearances. For the Spring 2018 clinic, these all-day sessions will be held on Thursday, January 11 and Friday, January 12. Attendance is required. Note: Because of obligation to clients, students will be asked to confirm their place in the clinic before the start of classes and a no-drop policy will apply.

    Course Bidding: In addition to ranking this clinic among experiential course selections, students should submit a statement of interest and a CV by the close of the bidding period on December 7, 4:30 p.m.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in an LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project; Legal Assistance, Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20055

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    • 21300-01
    • Criminal Law and Administration
    • Kahan
    • Mon 4:10 PM-5:35 PM
      Tue 4:10 PM-5:35 PM
    • 3
    • Criminal Law & Administration
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Criminal Law and Administration (21300). 3 units. This course will relate the general doctrines of criminal liability to the moral and social problems of crime. The definitions of crimes against the person and against property (as they are at present and as they might be) are considered in the light of the purposes of punishment and of the role of the criminal justice system, including police and correctional agencies, in influencing behavior and protecting the community. This course is given in several sections; it must be taken before graduation. Students may satisfy the graduation requirement by satisfactorily completing Criminal Law and Administration or Criminal Law, but they may not enroll in both courses. Scheduled examination. D.M. Kahan.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20111
    Exam: 5/04/2018 at 9:00 AM
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21303-01
    • Criminal Law and Administration
    • Whitman
    • Mon 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Wed 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 4
    • Criminal Law & Administration
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Criminal Law and Administration (21303). 4 units. An introduction to criminal law and its administration, including the requisites of criminal responsibility, the defenses to liability, inchoate and group crimes, sentencing, and the roles of legislature, prosecutor, judge, and jury. This course is given in several sections; it must be taken before graduation. Self-scheduled examination. J.Q. Whitman.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20119
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 30106-01
    • Criminal Justice Clinic: Fieldwork
    • Doherty
      Bruce
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Criminal Justice Clinic: Fieldwork (30106). 2 units, credit/fail or graded, at student option. Students must be enrolled simultaneously in the seminar and fieldwork sections of this clinic. Open only to J.D. students. F.M. Doherty and S.O. Bruce III.

    Course Bidding: Students who bid on the seminar section of this clinic and who are accepted will also be enrolled in the fieldwork section. It is not necessary to bid on the fieldwork section.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in an LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing tudent, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project; Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20056

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    • 21039-01
    • Critical Race Theory
    • Roithmayr
    • Mon 4:10 PM-5:35 PM
      Wed 4:10 PM-5:35 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • paper required
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    Critical Race Theory (21039). 3 units. This class will investigate Critical Race Theory, a radical left intellectual and political movement focusing on race and racism that emerged in law schools in the late 1980s. The course will trace the intellectual history of the movement through key scholarship that formed the center of the movement. The class will also the development of a trenchant critique by both liberal and conservative scholars. Topics will include affirmative action; Black Lives Matter and other race-conscious movements; hate speech on campus; intersections of race, gender and sexuality; and race and Marxian social relations, among others. Students will be asked to choose between a research paper (instructor permission required on basis of proposed topic and research plan) and a set of shorter papers responding to CRT (or CRT critics') scholarship covered in class. Paper required. Enrollment capped at twenty-five. D. Roithmayr.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20070

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    • 21269-01
    • Debates in Corporate Law, Governance, and Theory: Seminar
    • Dhir
    • Tue 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • limited enrollment (10)
    • paper required
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    Debates in Corporate Law, Governance, and Theory (21269). 3 units. This seminar will examine the legal and policy considerations surrounding issues such as corporate board structure and culture, shareholder activism, and the evolving nature of disclosure obligations, before considering topics at the intersection of public and corporate law, including corporate freedom of speech and religious freedom. We will also explore a set of topics that investigate the corporation as a social actor; namely, corporations and diversity, corporate citizenship, and the modern benefit corporation movement. These topics will follow an introduction to questions that are foundational to the study of the modern business corporation. What is the corporation’s nature and purpose? Is it solely a species of private ordering or a quasi-public entity imbued with public purpose? Significant paper required. Enrollment limited to fifteen (10 YLS students and 5 SOM students). Also MGT. A. Dhir.

    Note: The topics listed above are provided for course registration purposes only and are subject to change.

    Note: No drops will be approved after the open add/drop period. Attendance at the first class meeting is required. The use of laptop computers (or other similar electronic note-taking devices) is not permitted. The course will follow the Law School calendar.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20207

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    • 30162-01
    • Education Adequacy Project
    • Rosen
      Knopp
      Taubes
      Moodhe
    • Mon 6:10 PM-8:00 PM
    • 3
    • Professional Responsibility,

      Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Education Adquacy Project (30162). 3 units. The Education Adequacy Project (EAP) campaigns for the right of all Connecticut students to have access to an adequate and equitable education, in support of its client, the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding (CCJEF). The clinic builds on its 2010 landmark victory in CCJEF v. Rell, when the Connecticut Supreme Court held that the CT Constitution guarantees the fundamental right to an adequate education. On September 28, 2017, the clinic along with pro bono counsel defended this right to an adequate education before the CT Supreme Court, and advocated for a rational funding system that will ensure its implementation.

    As the clinic awaits the CT Supreme Court’s decision, students will have the opportunity to work on other substantive education projects, such as: advocating for legislation that advances the goal of providing an equitable education for all CT students; assisting the plaintiffs’ legal team in defense of the CT Supreme Court’s decision in Sheff v. O’Neill, which instituted a successful voluntary integration program in Hartford schools; and exploring forthcoming litigation in partnership with the ACLU's Education Equity Project.

    Tasks may include supporting pending or future litigation, engaging in legislative advocacy, participating in client strategy conferences, and publishing pieces in popular media. In addition to long-term projects, students may be assigned specific individual or group tasks with short-term deadlines. The seminar portion of the clinic will meet once a week to develop and discuss ongoing projects.

    Students who wish to enroll in the clinic should e-mail the student directors (brandon.levin@yale.edu; matthew.nguyen@yale.edu; sesenu.woldemariam@yale.edu) with a resume and a statement of interest in addition to bidding the course online. Past academic and/or professional experience in education is a plus. Permission of the instructors required. D.N. Rosen, A.A. Knopp, J.P. Moodhe, and A. Taubes.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this clinic among experiential course selections, students should submit a resume and statement describing their interest in the clinic by 4:30 p.m. on December 7.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in an LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project; Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship; or Temporary Restraining Order Project.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 22935

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    • 21745-01
    • Empirical Research Seminar II
    • Tyler
    • Mon 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • faculty permission (20)
    • paper required
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    Empirical Research Seminar II (21745). 3 units. This seminar will support students who want to conduct their own research projects. Each student will define a problem of personal interest and work through the various stages of that project from design, execution, to analysis and write up. Paper required. Enrollment limited to twenty. Permission of the instructor required. Also PSYC. T. R. Tyler.

    Note: The class meeting time may be changed to accommodate student preferences. Professor Tyler will determine whether to change the time once he knows who is in the class.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20118

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    • 21310-01
    • Employment Discrimination Law
    • Schultz
    • Mon 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Wed 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Employment Discrimination Law (21310). 4 units. This course will examine the regulation of workplace discrimination through Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of l964 and related laws. It is an introductory, but comprehensive course that emphasizes the major analytical frameworks for conceptualizing race and sex discrimination--and equality--in the workplace. The course will combine a pragmatic, litigation-oriented perspective with a theoretical, sociological one, as it investigates the assumptions underlying various legal approaches and situates legal trends within larger social and historical contexts. The course will provide a solid theoretical foundation for understanding differing conceptions of discrimination and equality in other areas of law, such as anti-discrimination law and constitutional law. It will also provide students with the background necessary to deal with discrimination problems in a clerkship or practice setting. Course materials include statutes and case law but also media accounts, law review articles, and research from other disciplines. Scheduled examination. V. Schultz.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 22320
    Exam: 5/02/2018 at 9:00 AM
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 30164-01
    • Environmental Protection Clinic: Policy and Advocacy
    • Galperin
      Suatoni
      Hawkins
    • Tue 12:10 PM-2:00 PM
    • 3
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Environmental Protection Clinic: Policy and Advocacy (30164). 3 units, credit/fail. A clinical seminar in which students will be engaged with actual environmental law or policy problems on behalf of client organizations (environmental groups, government agencies, international bodies, etc.). The class will meet weekly, and students will work ten to twelve hours per week in interdisciplinary groups (with students from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and other departments or schools at Yale) on projects with a specific legal or policy product (e.g., draft legislation or regulations, hearing testimony, analytic studies, policy proposals). Students may propose projects and client organizations, subject to approval by the instructors. Enrollment limited. Also F&ES 970b. J. Galperin, D. Hawkins, and L. Suatoni.

    Course Bidding: Students should should email Professor Galperin with a CV and a 500-word statement of interest explaining the purpose for taking the class and interest in environmental protection. The CV and statement should be send to Professor Galperin by December 7 at 4:30 p.m. Students may also upload their CVs and statements through the YLS bidding system.

    Note: First class attendance is mandatory because students will bid on clinic projects at that time. Students may not drop the clinic after they have been assigned a project and a team.

    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 20156

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    • 30166-01
    • Ethics Bureau at Yale: Pro Bono Professional Responsibility Advice and Advocacy
    • Fox
    • Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 3
    • Professional Responsibility,

      Professional Skills,

      New York Bar Professional Responsibility,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Ethics Bureau at Yale: Pro Bono Professional Responsibility Advice and Advocacy (30166). 3 units. Lawyers' need for ethics advice, consultation and expert opinions is not limited to those whose clients can pay. Impecunious clients and the lawyers who serve them are in need of ethics counseling and legal opinions on a regular basis. For example, Yale law students have provided essential assistance preparing amicus briefs in numerous Supreme Court cases. A few of these cases resulted in victory for the petitioner and citations to the amicus brief in the majority opinions.

    The work of the Bureau consists of four major components. First, the Bureau provides ethics counseling for pro bono organizations such as legal services offices, public defenders, and other NGO’s. Second, the Bureau prepares standard-of-care opinions relating to the conduct of lawyers, prosecutors and judges that are required in cases alleging ineffective assistance of counsel and other challenges to lawyer and judicial conduct. Third, from time to time, the Yale Ethics Bureau provides assistance to amici curiae, typically bar associations or ethics professors, on questions of professional responsibility in cases in which such issues are front and center. It did so in a United States Supreme Court case, Maples v. Allen, citing the amicus brief of the clinic. The clinic also prepared a brief for Williams v. Pennsylvania, with the brief cited by several Justices in oral arguments. Fourth, the Bureau provides ethics opinions for the National Association of Public Defenders, position papers for various American Bar Association entities, articles for law reviews and other publications, and editorials on topics of current interest.

    The students working at the Bureau meet for class two hours per week and are expected to put in approximately ten hours on Bureau projects each week. The classroom work explores the law governing lawyers, but also considers the role of expert witnesses in the litigation process, its appropriateness and the procedural issues thereby raised. No prerequisites. Preference given to prior Ethics Bureau enrollees and students who previously took a course in professional responsibility. This clinic is yearlong and students must commit to two semesters. Enrollment limited. Permission of the instructor required. L. Fox.

    Course Selection: In addition to listing this course among their experiential course selections, interested students should also submit a short statement of interest by the close of the bidding period on December 7 at 4:30 p.m. In the statement, students should address the reasons why they seek admission to the clinic and a commitment that they are willing to enroll for a minimum of two semesters.Note: We expect to add no more than three students for the Spring, with a preference for first-year and second-year students.

    Note: Attendance at the first class meeting is required. There is a no-drop policy for this course.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20108

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    • 21277-01
    • Evidence
    • Carter
    • Tue 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Thu 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Evidence (21277). 4 units. A survey of the United States' approach to the production of evidence. Although the major focus will be the Federal Rules of Evidence, the course will also study constitutional principles and philosophical arguments. We will do some comparative work as well. Scheduled examination. S.L. Carter.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20104
    Exam: 5/07/2018 at 9:00 AM
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21210-01
    • Federal Courts
    • Dailey
    • Tue 2:10 PM-3:35 PM
      Thu 2:10 PM-3:35 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Federal Courts (21210). 3 units. This course will look at the jurisdiction of the federal courts as established by Article III and congressional legislation, the relationship of the federal courts to the other branches of government, and the interplay of federal courts with the state judicial systems. It will include close consideration of the constitutional, statutory and judge-made doctrines that shape the jurisdiction of the federal courts in our system of government, as well as the historical context from which these doctrines emerged. Particular attention will be paid to the constitutional principles of federalism and the separation of powers, and to competing views of the normative role of federal courts - and courts generally - in a liberal democracy. A series of topics relating to federal courts will be examined, including congressional control over federal court jurisdiction; the constitutionality of legislative courts and military tribunals; Supreme Court review of state court decisions; removal and federal habeas corpus; federal question jurisdiction; federal common law; sovereign immunity and the eleventh amendment; actions against state governments; and abstention doctrines. Throughout the course, consideration will be given to the role of federal courts in interpreting and applying international law. No credit/fail option. Enrollment will be capped at seventy-five. Self-scheduled examination. A. Dailey.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 23282
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21050-01
    • Federal Income Taxation
    • Alstott
    • Mon 1:10 PM-3:00 PM
      Wed 1:10 PM-3:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Federal Income Taxation (21050). 4 units. An introductory course on the federal income taxation of individuals and businesses. The course will provide an overview of the basic legal doctrine and will emphasize statutory interpretation and a variety of income tax policy issues. The class will consider the role of the courts, the Congress, and the IRS in making tax law and tax policy and will consider the impact of the tax law on the distribution of income and opportunity and on economic behavior. Topics will include fringe benefits, business expenses, the interest deduction, the taxation of the family, and capital gains. No prerequisites. No preference given to third-year students. Open only to J.D. students. Enrollment capped at 100. Self-scheduled examination. A.L. Alstott.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20001
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21051-01
    • Federal Income Taxation: Business and Financial Basics
    • Alstott
    • Mon 3:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 1
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Federal Income Taxation: Business and Financial Basics (21051). 1 units, credit/fail. Open only to J.D. students with limited background in finance and business; must be taken in conjunction with Federal Income Taxation. Not open to students who have already taken Federal Income Taxation or an equivalent course. A.L. Alstott.

    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 20002

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    • 21437-01
    • Feminist Legal Theory Seminar
    • Schultz
    • Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • -
    • limited enrollment
    • paper required
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    Feminist Legal Theory Seminar (21437). 2 or 3 units. This seminar will critically examine some major intellectual traditions in second-wave American feminist theory and explore their relevance to the law. Radical feminism identifies sexuality as the crucible of gender inequality, for example, while cultural feminism points to mothering and kinship. Socialist feminists are concerned with the gender-based distribution of labor, and liberal feminists worry about gender-based exclusion from "public" spheres more broadly. Feminists of color challenge the validity of isolating gender from other categories of social existence, while feminist post-structuralists question the existence of the stable identity categories upon which some other approaches depend. Each of these traditions has found expression in legal scholarship, with authors championing distinctive (though sometimes overlapping) approaches to various areas of law. The class will examine one or more current debates within feminist legal theory to consider how the various traditions have influenced, and might still influence, the debate and the relevant law. Paper required for students taking the seminar for 3 units. Enrollment limited to twenty. V. Schultz.

    Note: Class attendance is required. Weekly 2-to-5 page discussion papers are required for all students; one 15-20 page final paper for students taking the course for 3 units.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20036

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    • 21474-01
    • Financial Accounting
    • Antle
    • Mon 10:35 AM-12:00 PM
      Wed 10:35 AM-12:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Financial Accounting (21474). 3 units. Financial Accounting will help students acquire basic accounting knowledge that is extremely useful in the day-to-day practice of law. Accounting systems provide important financial information for all types of organizations across the globe. Despite their many differences, all accounting systems are built on a common foundation. Economic concepts, such as assets, liabilities, and income, are used to organize information into a fairly standard set of financial statements. Bookkeeping mechanics compile financial information with the double entry system of debits and credits. Accounting conventions help guide the application of the concepts through the mechanics. This course provides these fundamentals of accounting and more. It looks at how U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) report transactions and events. The methodology will always be the same: understand the underlying economics of the transaction, and then understand GAAP. A key goal of the course is to have the student develop the ability to infer the economic events and transactions that underlie corporate financial reports. The institutional context within which financial reports are produced and used also plays a vital role in extracting and interpreting the information in those reports. The cases we study are invariably embedded in some context, and we will explore important elements of this context as they arise. Self-scheduled examination. R. Antle.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20154
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21230-01
    • The First Amendment
    • Balkin
    • Mon 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
      Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • limited enrollment (50)
    • exam required
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    The First Amendment (21230). 4 units. This course will study the constitutional rights of freedom of expression and freedom of religion guaranteed by the First Amendment. Among the topics covered will be offensive speech; sedition; defamation; obscenity and pornography; commercial speech; symbolic speech; campaign finance; Internet and broadcast regulation; restrictions on time, place, and manner of expression; freedom of association; the Free Exercise Clause and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act; aid to parochial schools and other religious institutions; permissible accommodations of religious practice; and state establishments of religion. Enrollment limited to fifty. Self-scheduled examination. J. M. Balkin.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20010
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 24 hour(s)

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    • 21769-01
    • Food Law and Policy
    • Zieve
    • Mon 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment (20)
    • paper required
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    Food Law and Policy (21769). 2 units. Within the scope of "food law and policy," one could conceivably cover aspects of administrative, health, agricultural, environmental, antitrust, international, intellectual property, and immigration law, among other topics. Without attempting fully to cover such broad ground, this course will provide students with background in federal and, to a lesser extent, state regulation of food and food production and will explore the ways in which other governmental concerns affect food law and policy. In so doing, the course will explore the intersection of food policy with agricultural policy and trade policy and conclude by looking at the very different concerns of the poor and of the not-poor in accessing an adequate supply of healthy food. Paper required. Enrollment limited to twenty. A. Zieve.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20048

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    • 21757-01
    • The Foundations of Legal Scholarship
    • Klevorick
    • Thu 1:10 PM-3:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • faculty permission (6)
    • paper required
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    The Foundations of Legal Scholarship (21757). 3 units. During the second semester of the legal scholarship seminar, students will reflect on legal scholarship and workshop their own writing. Open only to Ph.D. in Law students and first-year J.S.D. students who completed Foundations of Legal Scholarship in Fall 2017. In all cases, enrollment in this semester of the seminar is only by permission of its instructor. Paper required. Enrollment limited to six. Permission of the instructor required. A.K. Klevorick.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20024

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    • 30169-01
    • Global Health and Justice Practicum: Fieldwork
    • Kapczynski
      Miller
      Gonsalves
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Global Health and Justice Practicum: Fieldwork (30169). 2 units. A fieldwork-only section of the Global Health and Justice Practicum. Students must be enrolled in the seminar and fieldwork sections simultaneously. Permission of the instructors required. A. Kapczynski, A. Miller, and G. Gonsalves.

    Course Bidding: Students who are accepted in the Global Health and Justice Practicum: Seminar will be automatically enrolled in the fieldwork section.

    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 20152

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    • 30168-01
    • Global Health and Justice Practicum: Seminar
    • Kapczynski
      Miller
      Gonsalves
    • Tue 12:10 PM-2:00 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Global Health and Justice Practicum (30168) and Fieldwork (30169). 4 units (2 units for each component). This course will teach students to analyze health as a justice issue, and to work in interdisciplinary teams to promote health justice in the U.S. and abroad. The course includes a weekly seminar component and project work. Students undertake projects in interdisciplinary teams, typically with outside partners, to address key mediators of health in the U.S. and worldwide, commonly on issues related to reproductive rights and gender justice, health equity, access to medicines, and structural responses to infectious disease.

    Projects are selected with an eye toward the application of both public health and legal expertise, and students will be expected to reflect on ethics and methods in an interdisciplinary context. Previous and ongoing GHJP projects have included co-authoring a path-breaking report on the U.N.'s role in causing the cholera epidemic in Haiti and the U.N.'s responsibilities to provide legal remedies to victims of the epidemic; partnering with the ACLU to document the public health harms and legal violations created by the quarantines of travelers from Ebola-affected countries in 2014; preparing a report on how humanrights law can more effectively be used to ensure that intellectual property protections to no impair health; submitting an expert's statement to the Brazilian Supreme Court in support of expanded reproductive health and social services for women and families affted by Zika; carrying out ongoing research in collaboration with Sex Workers' Project to understand the ways in which criminalization impacts the lives of people in the sex trade.

    For more information about previous projects or the Global Health Justice Partnership, please visit https://law.yale.edu/GHJP.

    There will be two or three clinic projects for Spring 2018, and student interest will be taken into account when selecting project teams. For this coming spring, projects are likely to include: (1) state-level legislative advoccty supporting reforms to quarantine law in Connecticut, working in parallel with the team pursuing litigation related to the 2014 Ebola quarantines; (2) a public health and human rights investigation into the impact of incarceration and the ware on drugs in Brazil on state-by-state burden of tuberculosis cases; and (3) research support for a locally forming sex workers network, with particular attention to their rights, needs, and health, as an outgrowth of past work on "diversion" processes for persons arrested for street-level prostitution offenses in the U.S.

    Students will work on projects in teams and be evaluated by their work product rather than a final examination. Students should be prepared to spend approximately 18 hours per week on the course: 1 hour and 50 minutes for weekly class sessions; up to 15 hours outside of class each week on their projects; and 1 hour for weekly supervision meetings. Students should also be prepared for possible travel (typically during spring break) depending on the project. Resources will be available for travel as needed.

    The course accepts graduate students only, and is designed to engage public health and legal approaches, though students from other disciplines are also encouraged to apply. This course fulfills the YSPH OPHP practicum requirement for Masters/Public Health Students. This course will meet according to the Law School calendar. Permission of the instructors required and an application must be submitted by the deadline noted below. Interviews may be conducted in mid-December to select the final group of students for the practicum.

    Note: We may also establish special sessions and makeup sessions to accommodate the difference between schedules on the main campus and in the Law School. Law students accepted in the practicum section will also be enrolled in the fieldwork section. Both sections must be taken simultaneously. This course will meet according to the Law School calendar. Law students accepted in the practicum section will also be enrolled in the fieldwork section. Both sections must be taken simultaneously. Permission of the instructors required. Enrollment limited to twelve. Also CDE 596b. A. Kapczynski, A. Miller,and G. Gonsalves.

    IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING:
    • Yale Law School Students: In addition to listing the course among experiential course selections, students should submit a CV and statement of interest. In the statement, law students should describe their interest in work on global and local health issues, as well as any relevant courses or other experience.
    • Yale Public Health students should submit a CV and a statement of interest in policy and legal issues related to health, and any relevant courses or other experiences at the law/policy/health intersection.
    • Yale Graduate Students outside of public health and law may be admitted to the course, and should write the instructors about the application materials required. In the past, students from the Jackson Institute, the medical and management schools have been enrolled, and the course is open to any graduate or professional student at Yale.

    Law students should submit the materials by 4:30 p.m. on December 7 to the YLS registrar through the bidding system. All other students should send materials to Health.justice@yale.edu by 4:30 p.m. on December 7.

    Note: Because project work begins immediately, and is collaborative and intense, this is not a class that students will have the opportunity to "shop." Enrollment in this class presumes a serious commitment of time, and projects immediately engage students in collective responsibilities; accordingly, there is a no-drop policy for this class.
    Note:Students accepted in the practicum section will also be enrolled in the fieldwork section. Both sections must be taken simultaneously.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20151

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    • 21162-01
    • Health Law
    • Barnes
    • Thu 8:10 AM-10:00 AM
      Wed 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 4
    • Professional Responsibility
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Health Law (21162). 4 units. This course will cover the full range of topics traditionally referred to as "health law," including the physician-patient relationship, informed consent, privacy and confidentiality, medical malpractice, regulation of health professions, regulation of health facilities, health care financing (including a survey of Medicare, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act, and private medical insurance law), regulation of drugs and devices, anti-kickback and abusive medical billing, and if time permits, end-of-life decision-making and reproductive health. Health law will be viewed as comprising the principles that govern and influence the interaction of patients and health care providers, and we will also consider the evolution of health law over time, as it reflects the development and history of medicine as a profession and the emergence of the modern hospital during the first decades of the twentieth century. Throughout the course we will compare the emergence of the medical professional in contrast to the emergence of the organized legal profession, to understand the “guild” a profession represents and how the law and culture of a “guild” relates to the larger legal system. Readings will include a traditional casebook, as well as materials documenting the modern history of medicine, public health, and health care finance. Self-scheduled examination. M. Barnes.

    Note: Students from other Yale Graduate and Professional Schools, especially the School of Public Health, may be admitted with permission of the instructor.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20189
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 30115-01
    • Housing Clinic: Seminar
    • Pottenger
      Knopp
      Gentes
      Marx
    • Mon 1:10 PM-2:00 PM
      Wed 1:10 PM-3:00 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Responsibility,

      Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Housing Clinic: Seminar (30115) and Fiedlwork (30116). 2 units, credit/fail (seminar) and 2 units, graded, fieldwork, for a total of 4 units. Students must be enrolled in both the seminar and fieldwork sections. This new clinic combines elements of the former landlord tenant and mortgage foreclosure litigation clinics, along with a new clinical focus on “Fair Housing” policy issues. Students will select one from among three "tracks"; this will include the MFL Clinic’s “Attorney for a Day” program in foreclosure court, foreclosures, evictions, or Fair Housing. Each track will meet separately for one specialized weekly class session, and the full clinic also will meet together once a week, for more general policy (including the role discrimination has played in the government’s and industry’s treatment of homeowners and renters), ethics, and skills-training sessions. All students will be assigned to a client-centered team within their track, which also will meet weekly for an hour's supervision session.

    In addition to these scheduled hours, students will be expected usually to attend several sessions of the court handling cases in their respective tracks including, for foreclosures, the Clinic’s Attorney for a Day Program. Foreclosures are usually heard Monday mornings and evictions on Tuesday or Thursday mornings. Fair Housing case-scheduling will be both less frequent and more irregular and may also involve additional legislative and policy projects, as this student team will also monitor whether the federal government’s enforcement of Fair Housing programs has changed since the recent election.

    In addition to defending their clients' homes, all three tracks will handle cases seeking affirmative relief. Student teams also will tackle legislative remedies arising from the clinic's clients' cases. Students are expected to devote at least 8 to12 hours outside of class to their clients' cases each week. Case coverage responsibility extends to the start of Spring term. Enrollment limited. Permission of the instructor required. J.L. Pottenger, Jr., J. Gentes, A. Knopp, and A. Marx.

    Note: Attendance at first class meeting is required. A no-drop policy will apply thereafter.

    Note: The Wednesday meeting time is generally for the full class in all tracks. The first class meeting will be on Wednesday, January 17. The Monday meeting time is ususally for the track sessions and the schedule for each track will be announced by the instructors.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in an LSO clinic and anyof the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project; Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 20031

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    • 21193-01
    • Human Rights Workshop: Current Issues and Events
    • Kahn
      Silk
    • Thu 12:10 PM-2:00 PM
    • 1
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Human Rights Workshop: Current Issues and Events (21193). 1 unit, credit/fail. Conducted in workshop format and led by Professor Paul Kahn, Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights, the course will examine contemporary issues in human rights practice and theory. Guest speakers, including scholars, advocates and journalists, will present each week on a diverse range of topics in human rights. Expected topics this term will include refugees and displaced persons, the global supply chain and labor violations, the rise of state suppression of free speech, religion and human rights, and the human rights implications of the incoming U.S. administration. Readings are generally distributed in advance of each session. Students enrolled in the workshop for one unit of ungraded credit will prepare short response papers before several of the sessions and be responsible for asking the speaker a question at each of those sessions. P.W. Kahn and J.J. Silk.

    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 20149

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    • 30113-01
    • Immigration Legal Services Clinic: Seminar
    • Peters
      Zonana
    • Mon 12:10 PM-2:00 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Immigration Legal Services: Seminar (30113) and Fieldwork (30140). 2 units, graded or credit/fail, at student option, for each section (4 units total). This clinic will specialize in the representation of persons who are seeking asylum through affirmative procedures or in removal proceedings or post-asylum relief. Seminar sessions will focus on the substantive and procedural law, on the legal and ethical issues arising in the context of casework and on the development of lawyering skills. Classes will be heavily concentrated in the first half of the term, with additional sessions supplementing the weekly class time. Students will also attend weekly supervisions on their case work. The clinical seminar and fieldwork must be taken simultaneously. Open only to J.D. students. Enrollment limited to four. J.K. Peters and H.V. Zonana.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in an LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project; Legal Assistance, Prosecution Externship.

    Note: Due to our immediate commitments to clients, Professor Peters will finalize the roster by email before the first class, after which the clinic cannot be dropped. Because classes prepare students for client work, attendance at all classes is mandatory.

    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 20138

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    • 30140-01
    • Immigration Legal Services Clinic: Fieldwork
    • Peters
      Zonana
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Immigration Legal Services Clinic: Fieldwork (30140). 2 units, credit/fail, with a graded option. The clinical seminar and fieldwork must be taken simultaneously. Permission of the instructors required. J.K. Peters and H.V. Zonana.

    Coures Bidding: Students who apply to the seminar section and are accepted will be enrolled in both the seminar and the fieldwork sections. Students should list only the seminar section among experiential course bidding selections. It is not necessary to bid on the fieldwork section.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in a LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student, director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project; Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 20139

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    • 21687-01
    • Information Privacy Law
    • Jolls
    • Mon 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • limited enrollment
    • paper required
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    Information Privacy Law (21687). 2 units. Controversy over information privacy has grown dramatically in recent years. Information that many individuals view as private is gathered and deployed using a growing number of new technologies and practices – on-line tracking, Big Data analytics, and much more. Constitutional, statutory and common law have sought to respond to rapid changes in information gathering, storage, and dissemination. This course will provide a broad-ranging overview of the rapidly growing area of information privacy law. Course readings will draw from both case law and law review literature. The required written work will be four four-page analytic essays, due over the course of the term, on the course concepts and materials. Paper required. Enrollment limited. C. Jolls.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20057

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    • 21334-01
    • Inside Out: Issues in Criminal Justice
    • Forman
    • Tue 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • faculty permission
    • paper required
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    Inside Out: Issues in Criminal Justice (21334). 4 units. In this course on the criminal justice system, students will meet weekly inside a Connecticut state prison and study alongside ten incarcerated students. Students will discuss a range of topics, including the causes and consequences of crime, policing, sentencing, and drug policy. We will discuss questions of resilience and redemption, through readings from formerly incarcerated youth who have achieved success in academia and law. Paper required. Enrollment limited to seven Law students. Permission of the instructor required. J. Forman, Jr.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among permission-of-the-instructor selections, students should submit a CV and a statement of interest of no more than 300 words by December 7 at 4:30 p.m. In your satement of interest, please indicate (1) your reason or reasons for wanting to take the class and (2) any background in criminal justice issues. Though Professor Forman asks about background in criminal justice issues, you do not need any to be admitted. Professor Forman's goal is to attract a mix of students from a range of backgrounds.

    Note: Admitted students will receive an e-mail efore the beginning of the semester asking them to confirm their spot in the class. After confirming, students will not be permitted to drop the class.

    Also note: The class will meet from 10:10 until noon at Carl Robinson Correctional Institute, located in Enfield, Connecticut, about one hour and fifteen minutes from New Haven. As a result, students enrolled in this class will not be able to take another class staring before 2:10 p.m.

    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 20012

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    • 21335-01
    • The Institution and Practice of the Federal District Court
    • Chatigny
    • Thu 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Skills
    • limited enrollment (12)
    • not applicable
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    The Institution and Practice of the Federal District Court (21335). 2 units. This course will examine the institution and practice of the federal district court from the perspective of the judge. The primary focus is on the day-to-day work of the court in both civil and criminal cases. Weekly reading materials, available on the course website, will include articles on topics covered in the seminar as well as case filings and judicial decisions. Emphasis will be given to effective lawyering techniques at key stages of civil and criminal cases. Grades will be based on class participation (35 percent) and a series of short written submissions (65 percent). For example, for the session devoted to sentencing, students will be asked to submit a memorandum in aid of sentencing either on behalf of the government or the defendant. There will be no examination. Enrollment limited to twelve. R. N. Chatigny.

    Note: First-day attendance is expected.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20054

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    • 21695-01
    • The Institutional Supreme Court
    • Greenhouse
    • Mon 4:10 PM-5:35 PM
      Wed 4:10 PM-5:35 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • limited enrollment (30)
    • exam with paper option
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    [The] Institutional Supreme Court (21695). 3 units. This course will examine the Supreme Court from the perspective of its institutional role and the behavior of its members. Since the aim is a better understanding of how constitutional law is made, our focus will be on the making, rather than on the substantive law. Readings will be drawn from current and past cases, briefs and argument transcripts as well as political science literature on judicial behavior, public opinion, the appointment process, and other topics. All students will take a self-scheduled, open-book examination. A limited number of students may receive permission to write a paper for additional credit. Enrollment limited to thirty, with preference given to first-year J.D. students. Self-scheduled examination. L. Greenhouse.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20021
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21167-01
    • Intellectual Property
    • Ayres
    • Tue 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Thu 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Intellectual Property (21167). 4 units. An introduction to the law of patent, copyright, and trademark. The course will study current policy debates about intellectual property reform and alternative methods for promoting innovation and knowledge production. Self-scheduled examination. Also MGT. I. Ayres.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20005
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21163-01
    • International Environmental Law
    • Verchick
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    International Environmental Law and Policy (21163). 3 units. This course will examine how society addresses environmental challenges that reach beyond the authority or managing capacity of a single nation. Topics will include climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, long-range air pollution, the protection of ocean resources, and biodiversity. Students will see how environmental law at the global level builds on the principles of international and human rights law and finds specificity in substantive and procedural treaty obligations, multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs), and special frameworks. Decision-making procedures of United Nations agencies and other international and regional bodies will also be studied. Classes will include a few lectures, lots of discussion, and a few structured simulations. This course will follow the calendar of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Also F&ES 825b. Self-scheduled examination. R.R.M. Verchick.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20176
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21009-01
    • International Human Rights
    • Moyn
    • Mon 8:10 AM-10:00 AM
      Wed 8:10 AM-10:00 AM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    International Human Rights (21009). 4 units. This course will survey a selection of topics in contemporary human rights law, with attention to broader principles and problems in international law, as well as to cognate fields like international criminal and international humanitarian law. A consistent focus is how the United States relates to the international human rights system -- and how, conversely, that system impinges on diverse areas of American law and policy. The course also takes up the ways in which both the international system and the rights jurisprudence of other countries might differ from approaches in American law, as for example in socioeconomic rights adjudication or the regulation of religious practice. Self-scheduled examination. Also GLBL 574b. S. Moyn.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 22061
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21763-01
    • International Law
    • Hathaway
    • Mon 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Wed 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    International Law (21763). 4 units. This course will offer an introduction to international law. Students will learn the basic minimum that every lawyer should know about the international dimensions of law in the modern world. The course is also meant to serve as a gateway to the rest of the international law curriculum: It will offer a foundation on which students who are interested in further study of the particular topics covered in the class can later build. The course will cover both the public and private dimensions of international law, offering an introduction to varied topics including international trade, international tax, international business transactions, environmental law, criminal law, human rights law, and the law of armed conflict. The course will also offer an introduction to domestic law topics that intersect with international law, including foreign relations and national security law. As each new topic is introduced, the class will not only examine that new topic in detail, but will also explore how it relates to what the class has already discussed. By considering together topics usually taught separately, students will begin to see how different subjects under the broad umbrella of international law are interconnected. And by learning about a variety of issue areas and making direct comparisons across them, students will gain an understanding of each topic that can be had only by viewing it in a comparative perspective. Self-scheduled examination. O. Hathaway.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20051
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21422-01
    • Internet Law
    • Mulligan
    • Mon 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Internet Law (21422). 2 units. An introduction to the legal and policy issues raised by computers and the Internet. This course will explore how the Internet's digital and networked environment changes the nature of regulation, unleashes innovation, and refashions the relationships among public and private actors. Topics will include jurisdiction, free speech, privacy, intellectual property, e-commerce, and internet governance. Self-scheduled examination. C. Mulligan.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20066
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 30170-01
    • International Refugee Assistance Project
    • Heller
      Finkbeiner
    • Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 3
    • Professional Responsibility,

      Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    International Refugee Assistance Project (30170). 3 units. This seminar and practicum will introduce students to international refugee law, with an emphasis on fieldwork. Class sessions will combine project rounds with a consideration of the development and content of the international refugee legal regime, U.S. policy toward refugees, and the particulars of the Iraqi and Syrian refugee crises. Additionally, students will work in pairs under the supervision of private attorneys to provide legal representation to refugees in the Middle East in urgent humanitarian situations seeking resettlement in a safe third country. Guest lecturers will include practitioners and scholars in the field of refugee law. Permission of the instructors required. R. Heller and L. Finkbeiner.

    Note: Accepted students will be notified before the beginning of the term and they will be asked to confirm their commitment to this clinic. A no-drop policy will apply thereafter.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20171

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    • 21722-01
    • Introduction to the Regulatory State
    • Eskridge
    • Mon 8:35 AM-10:00 AM
      Wed 8:35 AM-10:00 AM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Introduction to the Regulatory State (21722). 3 units. This course is an introduction to the modern regulatory state, with an emphasis on legislation, administrative implementation, and statutory interpretation by judges as well as by agencies. Because of the focus on statutory interpretation, this course is a substitute for the advanced course in Legislation, but it is not a substitute for the advanced course in Administrative Law. Enrollment capped at ninety, with preference given to first-year J.D. students. Self-scheduled examination. W.N. Eskridge, Jr.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20007
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21202-01
    • Law and Cognition: Seminar
    • Kahan
    • Tue 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • paper required
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    Law and Cognition: Seminar (21202). 2 units. The goal of this seminar will be to deepen participants' understanding of how legal decisionmakers--particularly judges and juries--think. We will compile an in-depth catalog of empirically grounded frameworks, including ones founded in behavioral economics, social psychology, and political science; relate these to historical and contemporary jurisprudential perspectives, such as "formalism," "legal realism," and the "legal process school"; and develop critical understandings of the logic and presuppositions of pertinent forms of proof--controlled experiments, observational studies, and neuroscience imaging, among others. Students will write short response papers on weekly readings. Enrollment capped at twenty-five. D.M. Kahan.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20112

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    • 21299-01
    • Law and Political Economy: Seminar
    • Kapczynski
    • Thu 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • faculty permission (12)
    • exam with paper option
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    Law and Political Economy (21299). 2 units, credit/fail. This seminar will examine the relationship between the economy and political life, with particular attention to the role of law in mediating the relationship between the two. We will begin with key theoretical readings that articulate the embeddedness of the economy in politics (e.g., Polanyi), and that critique the conception of efficiency as a politically neutral value (e.g., Anderson, Dworkin). Early readings will also consider how literatures on racial capitalism and social reproduction contribute to our understanding of political economy. We will then pivot to consider recent legal scholarship across a range of fields that seeks to bring questions of political economy to the center, and thereby to make our legal and social order more just, equal, democratic, and sustainable. Topics include the political economy of the U.S. Constitution, of trade law, of the carceral state, of work and labor law, and of environmental law. At the end of the course, time will be allocated for topics that students identify as important to their own research agendas or to emerging political events. Students seeking graded credits may add a third unit and complete a seminar paper by the end of the examination period. The paper option must be elected by February 2.) Paper required. Enrollment limited to twelve. Permission of the instructor required. A. Kapczynski.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among permission-of-instructor selections, students should submit one-to two-paragraphs describing their interest in the course. You may send the statement directly to Professor Kapczynski (amy.kapczynski@yale.edu) and you may also upload the statement in the bidding system by December 7 at 4:30 p.m. Note: Professor Kapczynski will make decisions on who to admit based solely on the statements of interest, not based on the weighted rank.

    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 20137
    Exam:
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21575-01
    • Law and Psychology
    • Tyler
      Yaffe
    • Tue 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • paper required
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    Law and Psychology (21575). 3 units. This seminar will explore recent research in psychology and philosophy concerned with free will, agency and moral and criminal responsibility, and the bearing of this research on the law. Topics include the nature of agency and freewill; the distinction between compulsion and weakness; causality and responsibility; conceptions of just deserts; excusing, mitigating and aggravating conditions; neural and genetic sources of conduct and situational and unconscious factors shaping conduct. Paper required. Enrollment capped at twenty. Also PSYC, PHIL 743b.T.R. Tyler and G. Yaffe.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20117

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    • 21368-01
    • Law and Sociology
    • Bell
    • Mon 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Wed 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • faculty permission (25)
    • exam required
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    Law and Sociology (21368). 4 units. This course is designed to introduce sociological perspectives and frameworks on law and legal institutions. The first portion of the course will focus on fundamental concepts in sociology and the sociological analysis of law; it will also provide an overview of qualitative and quantitative analytical methods in sociology. The second portion of the course will apply those concepts and tools to contemporary legal institutions and problems, especially criminal justice, racial discrimination, the welfare state, and immigration law enforcement. Permission of the instructor required. Enrollment limited to twenty-five. Self-scheduled examination. M.C. Bell.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among permission-of-the-instructor selections, students should submit a one-paragraph statement (no more than 200 words) highlighting any previous academic or work experience with topics in sociology or related fields (e.g., anthropology, economics, history, political science) and explaining what you hope to learn from the course.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 22106
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21076-01
    • Law and U.S.-China Relations: Seminar
    • Williams
    • Thu 2:30 PM-4:20 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • limited enrollment (5)
    • paper required
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    Law and U.S.-China Relations: Seminar (21076). 2 units. One of the great geopolitical questions of the twenty-first century is whether and how the United States can peacefully coexist with the People’s Republic of China. This seminar will explore the role that laws and legal institutions can play in meeting this challenge. The course will be discussion-based, covering key policy issues in the all-important Sino-U.S. relationship and focusing on their legal dimensions. We will address questions such as: When, how, and to whom does law matter? What difference (if any) does law make? How do domestic and international legal regimes interact? What do policymakers need to know about the law in order to better address the political, economic, and security aspects of the bilateral relationship? Weekly seminar topics may include: South China Sea, Taiwan, cybersecurity, North Korean nuclear weapons, outer space, trade, investment, climate change, and human rights. Active class participation is expected. As part of the participation component, students will write short reaction papers and may be asked to help lead class discussion over the course of the semester. Students will also write a short “op-ed” on an issue of relevance in U.S.-China relations. At the end of the semester, students will submit a substantial paper (15-20 pages) on a topic selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Paper required. Enrollment limited to five Law students. Also GLBL 817b. R.D. Williams.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 23820

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    • 21164-01
    • Law of Newsgathering
    • Schulz
    • Wed 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • limited enrollment (15)
    • paper required
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    Law of Newsgathering (21164). 2 units. This seminar will explore the constitutional, statutory, and common law rules that regulate the conduct of journalists, evaluate the impact of this legal regime on the flow of information to the public, and examine the challenges presented to settled legal principles by new communications technologies. Through discussion of case law and current events, the class will identify, organize, and evaluate the legal doctrines that control the critical function of newsgatherers in the United States, and assess ways in which the prevailing principles will need to adapt to the realities of a digital world if we are to maintain a vigorous press and a fully functioning system of free expression. Paper required. Enrollment limited to fifteen. D. Schulz.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20053

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    • 21041-01
    • Law, Economics, and Organization
    • Jolls
      Romano
    • Thu 4:10 PM-5:40 PM
    • 1
    • -
    • faculty permission
    • not applicable
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    Law, Economics, and Organization (21041). 1 unit, credit/fail. This seminar will meet jointly with the Law, Economics, and Organization Workshop, an interdisciplinary faculty workshop that brings to Yale Law School scholars, generally from other universities, who present papers based on their current research. The topics will involve a broad range of issues of general legal and social science interest. Students registering for the seminar and participating in the workshop will receive one unit of ungraded credit per term. Neither Substantial Paper nor Supervised Analytic Writing credit will be available through the seminar. Short reaction papers will be required during the term. Please email Professor Jolls for further information and to be admitted to the seminar; please note, however, that a formal statement of interest or background is not necessary. Permission of the instructors required. C. Jolls and R. Romano.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among permission-of-the-instructor selections, students should email Professor Jolls by the end of the bidding period on December 7, at 4:30 p.m., for information and to be admitted to the seminar. Please note, however, that a formal statement of interest or background is not necessary.

    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 20058

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    • 30201-01
    • Legal Assistance: Reentry Clinic
    • Eppler-Epstein
      Shaffer
    • Fri 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Wed 3:10 PM-5:00 PM
    • 4
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Legal Assistance: Reentry Clinic (30201). 4 units, credit/fail with a graded option. The New Haven Legal Assistance Reentry Clinic will provide civil legal representation to people with criminal convictions to help them challenge and navigate barriers to their successful reentry to society.

    Throughout the nation, people on all sides of the political spectrum have begun to re-examine the “tough on crime” policies of the past two decades that have led to the huge expansion of our prison population, at enormous economic, societal and personal cost. In Connecticut, Governor Malloy has championed the state as a “Second Chance Society” where people with criminal convictions receive an opportunity for a new beginning, to live positive, successful, law-abiding lives post incarceration. Yet the barriers to success continue for people who have criminal records, making it challenging for them to find employment and housing, access health and other services, and overcome the stigma attached to having criminal convictions on their record.

    Students in the Reentry Clinic will have an opportunity to represent individual clients on a variety of legal issues. Through this work, students will also identify and research challenges facing this population that invite litigation or legislative strategies for broader reforms. The clinic will accept cases referred from the Transitions Medical-Legal Partnership and existing Reentry support organizations, including Easter Seals Community Reentry Services (http://www.eastersealsgoodwill.org) , Project More (http://www.projectmore.org), Project Fresh Start (http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/mayor/prisonreentry.asp), Family Reentry (http://www.familyreentry.org), the New Haven Reentry Roundtable and other agencies working with this population.

    Examples of the direct representation cases students may work on include denials of housing subsidies based on an applicant’s criminal record, applications for pardons, employment discrimination based on the disparate impact of criminal convictions on minorities, access to health care and other public benefits and modification of child support obligations. Cases that the clinic will accept from Transitions include those in which ex-offender status both is and is not expressly at issue, because both kinds of cases reflect the immediate needs of this particular population. Students will represent clients in a variety of forums, including administrative hearings before Housing Authorities, the CHRO or EEOC, and the Department of Social Services; hearings before the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Parole; and state court.

    Students will gain experience in all aspects of lawyering, including interviewing clients and witnesses; written advocacy (examples include litigation pleadings, correspondence with clients, opposing counsel, and other third parties and letter memoranda); informal and formal fact investigation; and oral advocacy (examples include negotiations and questioning witnesses and presenting oral argument at administrative or court hearings). Students will also have an opportunity to engage in systemic reform by conducting legal and policy research to identify avenues for broader reforms. Students will be encouraged to engage in community meetings regarding reentry issues, including New Haven’s monthly Reentry Roundtable, and Fresh Start Advisory Group.

    During the first month of the semester, class will meet Wednesday and Friday for substantive trainings. During the latter part of the semester, class will meet Wednesday, and small group supervisions will be scheduled during the Friday time slot or other times to be arranged by participants. Permission of the instructors required. Enrollment limited to six. A. Eppler-Epstein and E.R. Shaffer.

    Note: This clinic is open only to J.D. students. The two meeting times reflect two credits for the seminar component and two credits for supervision and fieldwork. Classes and supervision will be held at the New Haven Legal Assistance offices, located at 426 State Street in New Haven, a 10-15 minute walk from the Law School.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in a LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project, Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Note: Attendance at the first class is required. A no-drop policy applies thereafter.

    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 22078

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    • 30194-01
    • Legal Assistance: Immigrant Rights Clinic: Seminar
    • Bhandary-Alexander
      Blank
    • Thu 12:10 PM-2:00 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Responsibility,

      Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Legal Assistance: Immigrant Rights Clinic: Seminar (30194) and Fieldwork (30195). 2 units, for each component, 4 units total. Students may elect credit/fail and must do so by the stated deadline each term. Students must be enrolled in the seminar and fieldwork components simultaneously. Students in the New Haven Legal Assistance Immigrant Rights Clinic (IRC) will represent immigrants and their organizations in court, before administrative agencies, and in the legislature. IRC is based at New Haven Legal Assistance (LAA), a historic non-profit civil legal services office whose mission is to secure justice for and to protect the rights of those residents of New Haven County unable to engage legal counsel.

    The clinic will be a legal resource for immigrant communities and their organizations. Through their advocacy and coursework, students in the clinic will learn to practice as legal services lawyers representing immigrants and their organizations. Students will represent clients in both immigration and employment law matters in federal courts. Community partners will refer cases to the clinic, and there will be no substantive area of law excluded from consideration.

    Referring community organizations will likely include Junta for Progressive Action, a non-profit service provider and advocacy organization (http://juntainc.org/en/); Unidad Latina en Acción, a grassroots membership-based community organization (https://ulanewhaven.org/); and Haven Health Clinic, a student-run primary care clinic in the Fair Haven neighborhood (http://www.havenfreeclinic.org/hfc/). Enrollment limited to eight. J. Bhandary-Alexander and D. Blank.

    Note: No drops will be permitted after students have confirmed their acceptance of a place, and not after the first seminar meeting.

    Course Bidding: In addition to ranking the seminar section of this clinic among experiential course selections, students should submit a one-to-two page personal statement and a CV by the close of the bidding period on December 7 at 4:30 p.m. Students who are accepted in the clinic seminar will also be enrolled in the fieldwork section.

    Note: This clinic is open only to J.D. students.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in a LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project, Legal Assistance (all versions); or Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20210

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    • 30195-01
    • Legal Assistance: Immigrant Rights Clinic: Fieldwork
    • Bhandary-Alexander
      Blank
    • 2
    • Professional Responsibility,

      Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Legal Assistance: Immigrant Rights Clinic: Fieldwork (30195). 2 units. Students must enroll simultaneously in the seminar and fieldwork components of this clinic. Permission of the instructors required. Enrollment limited to eight. J. Bhandary-Alexander and D. Blank.

    Course Bidding: Students who are accepted in the seminar component will be enrolled in the fieldwork component. It is not necessary to bid on the fieldwork component.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in a LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project, Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20211

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    • 30227-01
    • Legal Writing and Written Advocacy
    • Messing
    • Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 3
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Legal Writing and Written Advocacy (30227). 3 units. This course will train students to advocate for their clients more effectively and to understand how, in practice, the various phases of a lawsuit -- and the various documents that lawyers prepare during each phase -- fit together. We will review numerous types of litigation-related documents. Students will complete multiple short assignments to develop proficiency as legal writers. The course will provide approximately equal amounts of instruction about (i) the stylistic side of "legal writing" and (ii) advocacy's more substantive, strategic facets. Students may be required to prepare assignments as part of a team. N. Messing.

    Course Bidding: This course does not require permission of the instructor, so students should list it as their lowest preference among experiential course selections.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20136

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    • 30204-01
    • Legal Assistance: Domestic Violence Clinic
    • Frontis
      Messali
    • Thu 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 4
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Legal Assistance: Domestic Violence Clinic (30204). 4 units. Students in the New Haven Legal Assistance Domestic Violence Clinic will represent survivors of domestic violence in Superior Court, in both civil and criminal matters, and also at the Connecticut legislature. The clinic will be based at the New Haven Legal Assistance Association (LAA), a non-profit legal services office, whose mission is to secure justice for and protect the rights of those low-income residents of New Haven County who would otherwise be unable to secure legal representation. The clinic will be a legal resource for survivors of domestic violence and their families. Through their advocacy and coursework, students in the clinic will learn to practice as legal services lawyers, representing vulnerable individuals. Students can expect to work both on individual cases, as well as on policy matters affecting the clinic's client population. While it is likely that students will be representing clients in restraining order matters, no substantive area of law will be excluded from consideration, including custody/visitation hearings. When clients present with multiple legal problems, students may represent them in housing, consumer, benefits, Title IX, or immigration matters. Enrollment limited to eight. Permission of the instructors required. C. Frontis and E. Messali.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among experiential course selections, students should also submit a statement of interest and a CV by December 7 at 4:30 p.m.

    Note:First-day attendance is required.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in a LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project, Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20208

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    • 21227-01
    • Legislation and Statutory Interpretation
    • Solan
    • Thu 2:10 PM-3:35 PM
      Wed 3:10 PM-4:35 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Legislation and Statutory Interpretation (21227). 3 units. This course will examine issues relating to the enactment, application, and interpretation of legislation, primarily at the federal level. The course will introduce students to the basic contours of congressional lawmaking practice, theoretical models of the legislative process, the application and interpretation of statutes by the executive branch, and numerous aspects of judicial statutory interpretation. Students will explore and critique the different methods and canons that courts apply in construing statutes and consider such issues as the appropriate degree of deference to administrative interpretations, judicial use of legislative history in construction, and interaction between the courts and Congress. Self-scheduled examination. L.M. Solan.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20153
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 30118-01
    • Legislative Advocacy Clinic
    • Pottenger
      Knopp
      Geballe
      Scalettar
    • Fri 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • Professional Responsibility,

      Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Legislative Advocacy Clinic (30118). 2 or 3 units, credit/fail. With the states positioned to be focal points for progressive policy initiatives, students in this year-long clinical seminar will engage in high-level work on state-level policy projects requiring legislative action in cooperation with non-profit client organizations. Taking advantage of the close proximity of YLS to the State Capitol, students will have real-time opportunities to draft legislation, participate in client strategy discussions, research policy options and present testimony to standing committees of the Connecticut General Assembly. Past clinic clients have included CT Voices for Children, Common Cause, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Open Communities Alliance, the Center for Children’s Advocacy and other civil rights, public health and social justice organizations. Several possible Connecticut-based clients' projects will be available "off-the-shelf”. Or [s]tudents may propose their own projects. While preference is given in the student-selection process to Connecticut-based proposals, the Clinic may also accept students proposing to pursue priority projects in other states. Several students may "team up" and propose a collaborative project. The instructors must approve and participate in the final design of students' projects, and will assist with students' efforts to identify partner client organizations. National partner organizations, such as SiX Action and the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities, may participate by offering projects or support. Project work will be supplemented by class discussions about the legislative process and the role of the General Assembly in Connecticut politics, including guest presentations from current leaders in the State House and Senate, the Executive Branch and professional legislative staff. Because of the substantial advance planning required, students' "application proposals" should be submitted by the limited-enrollment deadline. Accepted students will need to coordinate with the instructors before registration, and their project designs should be approved during the first week of class. "Shopping" this Clinic is therefore discouraged. The Clinic seminar will meet most Friday mornings, and project supervision sessions also generally will be scheduled on Fridays. Students may enroll for two or three credits each semester. Enrollment limited to eight to twelve. J.L. Pottenger, Jr., S. Geballe, A. Knopp, E. Scalettar.

    Note: Attendance at the first class meeting is required. A no-drop policy will apply.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in an LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project; Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 20032

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    • 30172-01
    • Liman Project: Incarceration, Isolation, and Criminal Justice Reform
    • Resnik
      Fernandez
      Van Cleave
      Bell
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • paper required
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    Liman Projects: Incarceration, Isolation, and Criminal Justice Reform (30172). 2 units, credit/fail with a graded option. These projects enable students, working in groups, to learn about areas of law related to criminal justice reform, including law related to prosecution, detention and incarceration. Ongoing projects include studying how prisons use and regulate long-term isolation (sometimes called “solitary confinement,” “restricted housing,” or “administrative segregation”) and how to reduce the number of persons in isolation and the degrees of their isolation. The Liman Center has done two national surveys, and will continue to do data collection and analyses as well as more research on the law and policies related to isolation more generally. Students with an interest in or experience with quantitative work, data collection, and Qualtrics software are encouraged to join the program. In addition, the Liman Project published a monograph, called Rethinking Death Row, and based on student research; that volume examined the statutes and regulations related to putting capital-sentenced prisoners in isolation and provided windows into three correctional systems that do not isolate death-sentenced prisoners. Another project focuses on the role gender plays in incarceration, in terms of the ways in which women and men are classified, placed in facilities, and the programs and rules imposed. Again, the goals include research and reform. Students work in teams and meet regularly with supervisors, and, with permission, students may elect to write a related Supervised Analytic Writing or Substantial Paper for additional graded credit. Writing is required, as the projects always involve reports, power points, and research memos. The projects usually span more than one semester and have, on occasion, resulted in published articles. Permission of the instructors required. J. Resnik, K. Bell, L. Fernandez, and A. VanCleave.

    Course Bidding: Students should provide a brief statement of interest and a C.V. by December 7, at 4:30 p.m. Bidding on this clinic constitutes authorization for the Registrar's Office to release a copy of the student's Law transcript to the instructors. The instructors will only consider the statement of interest, not the weighted preference, in determing who is accepted, so students should be clear about whether they are very interested in participating even if they are also in other clinics.

    Note: Regular meeting times will be determined after class schedules are set so that times work for as many as possible.

    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 20126

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    • 21197-01
    • Litigating Antidiscrimination Laws
    • Kimpel
    • Thu 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam with paper option
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    Litigating Antidiscrimination Laws (21197). 2 or 3 units. This course is intended to fuse theory with practice – to explore (1) whether and how the theories that undergird our antidiscrimination laws are enforced in our courts and (2) what advocates (in a range of contexts) can and should be doing to enhance or improve enforcement of our antidiscrimination laws. Topics covered will include:

     The Public/Private Distinction in Enforcement
     Non-Individual Plaintiffs and Standing
     Challenges Posed by Atypical Plaintiffs
     Class Certification under the Roberts Court
     Ever-Increasing Standards of Proof
     Litigating Reproduction and Parenting
     Theories of Bias and Fact Finders
     The Role of Statistical Evidence in Demonstrating Discrimination
     Monetary (Dis)Incentives for Individuals to Act
     Juries, Identity Politics, and Trial Narratives
     Programmatic Relief as a Product of Antidiscrimination Litigation
     Secret Resolutions
     Pursuing and Articulating Solutions

    Course materials will draw heavily from actual litigation materials including motion memorandum, long-form briefs, other litigation materials and secondary literature to help provide a practice-based perspective on these issues. The instructor will draw on recent experiences on the Hill and in courtrooms around the country and will encourage students to critically engage with their own life experiences to identify strategy and policy solutions moving forward.

    The course is intended to complement the Antidiscrimination Law and Employment Discrimination Law courses. Students who have taken those courses should feel free to take this course as well, although those courses are not prerequisites. Two units, based on class participation and a final examination; 3 units, based on class participation and a final paper in lieu of an examination. A limited number of students will be accepted for the paper option which can count as the Substantial Paper. Please note than only a limited number of students will be accepted for the paper option. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. K.M. Kimpel.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20199
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21534-01
    • Liman Workshop: Rationing Access to Justice in Democracies: Fees, Fines, and Bail
    • Resnik
      Van Cleave
      Bell
    • Mon 6:10 PM-8:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Liman Public Interest Workshop: Rationing Law: Rationing Access to Justice in Democracies: Fees, Fines, and Bail (21534). 2 units, credit/fail, with a graded option. This workshop will consider the resources of courts and their users, to reflect on whether constitutional democracies have obligations to subside both judiciaries and litigants. In the United States and elsewhere, constitutional and statutory commitments to access to courts and opportunities to enforce rights are challenged by the high demand for civil legal services, high arrest and detention rates, declining government budgets, and shifting ideologies about the utility and desirability of using courts.

    Our topics and questions address two kinds of access -– of litigants to use whatever systems are provided and of the public to know about the processes and outcomes of the judgments rendered. Our plan is to examine when, why, and how courts and lawyers are conceived to be “rights” and the implications of those ideas in terms of public obligations to provide funding in polities understanding themselves as democratic. We will consider the financing of courts, litigants, and criminal justice detention; sources of the demand for civil and criminal litigation; and claims of “litigiousness,” “over-criminalization,” and “excessive” punishment. At times, our lens will be comparative, as we consider other jurisdictions’ views on the obligations to provide subsidies for civil and criminal litigants so as to protect rights to “justice” and to “effective judicial remedies.”

    We will also consider the debates about what “access to justice” and “paths to justice” mean, as some focus on expanding access to lawyers and courts in adversarial exchanges, and others promote alternative procedures such as arbitration and mediation, that are often more informal and less public. Examples of reforms include revising bail practices, changing court fees, altering fines, and remodeling courts as “problem solvers” – able to tailor their methods (for example, veterans, mental health, drug, reentry, girls, family, and business courts). Another set of questions relates to how these innovations comply with or depart from constitutional obligations of “due process” and of "open courts," admitting outsiders to observe the interactions.

    The readings draw on materials from state and federal, domestic and transnational, civil and criminal, and administrative and judicial proceedings. Throughout, we will look at how social and political movements and race, gender, ethnicity, and class affect our understandings of what constitutes fairness and justice in fashioning systems to respond to claims of injury.

    The Workshop can be taken ungraded, or for credit. The requirements vary accordingly. Whether taking the class for graded or ungraded credit, students missing more than two sessions without permission will not receive credit. Students who do not complete and send reflections four times during the semester will not receive credit for the class. J. Resnik, K. Bell, and A. Van Cleave.

    Note: The Workshop meets weekly; preparation and attendance at these discussions are required for credit.

    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 20113

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    • 30178-01
    • Local Government in Action: San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project
    • Gerken
      Kwon
    • Tue 6:10 PM-8:00 PM
    • 1
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Local Government in Action: San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (30178). 1 unit, with the option of additional units. This course will introduce students to local government lawyering. Working directly with attorneys from the Affirmative Litigation Task Force in the San Francisco City Attorney's Office, students will have an opportunity to brainstorm about potential projects, research the most promising ideas for lawsuits, assist in filing a case, or help litigate one already underway. The course will address both theoretical issues (What roles should cities play in our democracy? Can cities further the public interest through litigation?) and practical ones (city-state relations, standing issues). The first part of the course will acquaint students with broader legal and policy issues associated with affirmative litigation. The students will then break into independent working groups organized by subject area; the working groups will be designed to accommodate student interests and preferences. Each working group will either develop and propose a potential lawsuit, or assist in one of the City’s ongoing affirmative litigation cases. Students joining are expected to make a one-year commitment. Permission of the instructors required. H. Gerken and C, Kwon.

    Note: No drops will be permitted after the first class meeting.

    Course Selection: List this clinic among the experiential course selections. If you would like to enroll, please submit a short statement explaining your interest in SFALP and local government lawyering as well as your resume by December 7, 4:30 p.m.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20049

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    • 21175-01
    • Local Government Law
    • Schleicher
    • Mon 10:05 AM-12:00 PM
      Wed 10:05 AM-12:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • limited enrollment (50)
    • exam required
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    Local Government Law (21175). 4 units. Much of our daily interaction with law and government is with local law and local government. Local governments are tasked with providing public goods as central to daily life as public schools and police; they pass laws and issue regulations governing everything from how loud parties can be to what one can eat; and, by setting property tax levels, regulating land uses and limiting building heights, they have an enormous impact on the value of what is for most families their largest asset, their home. Many law school classes, however, ignore local governments and local laws. This class will change that focus, examining both the law governing the powers of local governments and the actual content of local laws and policy. A special focus will be the regulation of politics at the local level, looking at how the rules governing local elections affect the results of those elections. Further, we will delve deeply into the determinants of the economic success of cities, using cutting edge research in agglomeration economics. The course critically engages with a variety of theoretical approaches to studying local governments and tests them against the nuts and bolts of local government law practice. Enrollment limited to fifty. Scheduled examination. D. N. Schleicher.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20034
    Exam: 5/02/2018 at 9:00 AM
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 30173-01
    • Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic
    • Silk
      Bjerregaard
      Metcalf
      Ezer
    • Tue 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Fri 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 4
    • Professional Responsibility,

      Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic (30173). 4 units, credit/fail. Students will work on a variety of human rights projects, generally in support of advocacy efforts of human rights organizations. Projects are designed to give students practical experience with the range of activities in which lawyers engage to promote respect for human rights; to help students build the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective human rights lawyers; and to integrate the theory and practice of human rights. Class sessions will include an overview of basic human rights standards and their application; instruction in human rights research and writing skills; and critical examination of approaches to human rights advocacy and enforcement. The clinic will have one or more student directors. Enrollment limited to eighteen (total enrollment, including the advanced clinic). Permission of the instructors required. J.J. Silk, A. Bjerregaard, T. Ezer, and H.R. Metcalf.

    Course Bidding Information: In addition to listing this clinic among experiential course selections, students interested in applying for the Lowenstein Clinic should submit a resume and a short statement of interest through the bidding system no later than 4:30 p.m. on December 7. The statement should be no longer than one single-spaced page. It should primarily explain why you are interested in participating in the Clinic and should also include a brief summary of any experiences (employment, classes, volunteer activities) that would be relevant to international human rights work. Please indicate any foreign language ability. LL.M. students are eligible for the clinic but should consult with the instructors before enrolling.

    Note: Students may not drop the Lowenstein Clinic after the first day of the semester. Attendance at the first class is required.

    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 20144

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    • 21196-01
    • Mathematical Models of Law and Society: Seminar
    • Roithmayr
    • Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • faculty permission (12)
    • paper required
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    Mathematical Models of Law and Society: Seminar (21196). 2 units. This seminar will explore the use of dynamic math models to understand the relationship between legal regulation and the behavior that law regulates. This seminar is organized around applications of mathematical models. The class will explore a range of models, to include (1) models that explore the evolution of common law legal rules; (2) models in which law regulates to try to promote cooperative behavior and minimize conflict; and (3) models in which social actors innovate to get around legal regulation, and regulators in turn innovate to re-regulate escaping social actors. Evaluation will be based on a "proposed model project" paper. Required mathematics background is basic calculus. Paper required. Enrollment limited to twelve. Permission of the instructor required. D. Roithmayr.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among permission-of-the-instructor selections, interested students should submit a statement describing their prior math and computer science background and their reasons for taking the course by December 7 at 4:30 p.m.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20069

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    • 30175-01
    • Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic
    • Schulz
      Balkin
      Shapiro
      Langford
      Bloch-Wehba
    • Thu 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 3 or 4
    • Professional Responsibility,

      Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (30175). 3 or 4 units, credit/fail for students in their first semester, graded for students in their second semester. Students in the clinic will work on all aspects of cases involving press freedom, open government, free speech, and related issues. Clients include investigative journalists, traditional and new media organizations, activists, advocacy organizations, researchers and academics. Pending matters typically include litigation under the First Amendment and Freedom of Information laws in both federal and state courts. The clinic's cases involve a diverse array of issues, focusing in particular on national security, surveillance, privacy, technology and government accountability. Students may also have the opportunity to engage in non-litigation advocacy and client counseling. The seminar will focus on substantive law, case discussions, skills training, and ethical issues. Students will have the opportunity to write related research papers. Enrollment limited to twenty-one. Permission of the instructors required. D. Schulz, J.M. Balkin, S.J. Shapiro, H. Block-Webha, and J.T. Langford..

    Note: This clinic is open only to J.D. students.

    Course Bidding Information: Students who list this course among their experiential course selections should also submit a statement of interest and description of relevant experience in journalism or transparency work by December 7, at 4:30 p.m. Students should also indicate if they have previously applied to the course.

    Note: Attendance at the first class meeting is mandatory for admitted students and for those on the waiting list who wish to remain in consideration for admission if a place becomes available. Admitted students must confirm their participation in advance of the first class by a date designated by the instructors. A no-drop policy applies.

    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 20009

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    • 21097-01
    • Medical Legal Partnerships
    • Gluck
      Rusyn
      Kraschel
    • 1
    • Experiential Requirement
    • faculty permission
    • not applicable
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    Medical Legal Partnerships (21097). 1 unit; additional unit with permission of the instructors. This course will explore the challenges and benefits of medical legal partnerships (MLPs), with a particular focus on the five MLPs currently operating in New Haven. Enrollment is at the discretion of the instructor and dedicated work in a New Haven MLP is a co-requisite. Students will complete scholarly papers and meet to discuss both academic writings and the legal and operational challenges of MLPs. Meeting times to be arranged. Paper required. Permission of the instructor required. A.R. Gluck, K. Kraschel, and E. Rusyn.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20110

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    • 21678-01
    • Military Justice
    • Fidell
    • Mon 4:10 PM-5:35 PM
      Wed 4:10 PM-5:35 PM
    • 3
    • Professional Responsibility,

      New York Bar Professional Responsibility
    • open enrollment
    • paper required
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    Military Justice (21678). 3 units. This course will explore the character and function of military justice today. Topics will include the constitutional rights of military personnel; court-martial jurisdiction and offenses; trial and appellate structure and procedure; collateral review; the roles of commanders, Congress, the Supreme Court, and the President; unlawful command influence; the role of custom; and punishment. Current issues such as the treatment of sexual offenses, military commissions, government contractors and other civilians, command accountability, military justice on the battlefield, judicial independence, and the application of international human rights norms to military justice will be addressed. The class will consider issues of professional responsibility, how the military justice system can be improved, and what, if anything, can be learned from the experience of other countries. The primary text will be Fidell, Hillman & Sullivan, Military Justice: Cases and Materials (LexisNexis, 2d ed., 2012). Paper required. Also GLBL 598b. E. R. Fidell.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20011

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    • 21428-01
    • Muslims in the United States: Contests over Religious Freedom and Citizenship
    • Marzouki
    • Wed 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • paper required
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    Muslims in the United States: Contests over Religious Freedom and Citizenship (21428). 2 units. This course will examine the legal and political battles that have occurred in the United States since the early 2000s over the definition of Muslims’ religious freedom and political rights. We will study the types of arguments and reasons that are used by anti-Muslim groups to claim that the rights of American Muslims are conditional or exceptional. To what extent do the American disputes about Islam express broader divisions and contestations over the meanings of liberal constitutionalism, democracy and law?

    Drawing upon the study of specific legal cases and public controversies, the course will demonstrate how both anti-Muslim groups and American Muslim organizations have resorted to law to defend their rights and views. The course will also analyze the complex effects of these legal battles on the political participation and religious practice of American Muslims. While focusing on some of the key legal battles (around Sharia and mosques) that have occurred in the past decade, the course will propose insights from the social scientific literature, and from similar controversies in Europe and Canada. Paper required. N. Marzouki.

    Attendance at the first class is required.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 23421

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    • 21182-01
    • Natural Resources Law
    • Verchick
    • Mon 10:35 AM-12:00 PM
      Wed 10:35 AM-12:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Natural Resources Law (21182). 3 units. Managing natural resources is complicated and contentious. Today’s economy relies on oil and gas, but tapping those resources can scar landscapes and spoil tourism. Dredging a coastal marsh might free barge traffic, but might also sink bird habitat and erode natural flood barriers. Everyone loves a sunlit forest, but we need wood too. Trade offs like these are everywhere. This course will examine the ways that law allocates and manages many of our most important natural resources, including public lands, biodiversity, wetlands, and offshore oil. Our reading will take us to a variety of landscapes, from the Mojave Desert to the Rocky Mountains to Cajun swamps to Walden Pond. We will examine constitutional dilemmas and the pivotal role played by administrative law. While the focus is on federal law (the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Forest Management Act, and the Endangered Species Act, and more), the course will also consider some aspects of state law, including doctrines of public trust. Throughout, we will keep an eye on historical, ethical, and economic considerations too—and, of course, climate change. Classes will include a few lectures, lots of discussion, and a few structured simulations. Self-scheduled examination. R.R.M. Verchick.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20073
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21275-01
    • Philosophy of Law: Analytical Jurisprudence
    • Shapiro
    • Tue 2:10 PM-3:35 PM
      Thu 2:10 PM-3:35 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam with paper option
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    Philosophy of Law: Analytical Jurisprudence (21275). 3 units. This course will examine a variety of historically influential responses to basic questions concerning the nature of law and the difference (if any) between law and morality. Readings will include works by legal positivists, natural lawyers, legal realists, and critical legal scholars. Philosophy of Law: Normative Jurisprudence is a companion to this course. The two together comprise a literacy course in the philosophy of law. They can be taken in either order or separately. Neither is a prerequisite for the other, but students seeking a strong background in philosophy of law are encouraged, but not required, to take both. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. Also PHIL 703b. S.J. Shapiro.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20143
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21184-01
    • Presidential Power in an Age of Conflict: Seminar
    • Eggleston
    • Thu 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • limited enrollment (22)
    • paper required
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    Presidential Power in an Age of Conflict: Seminar (21184). 2 units. This course will explore the modern exercise of presidential power in foreign affairs, military and covert actions, domestic affairs, and executive actions. We will consider the Necessary and Proper Clause and the Take Care Clause; the President's war powers, treaty and other diplomatic authorities; the appointment and confirmation of judges and other officials; and the power to grant pardons and commutations. Throughout, the course will examine the ways in which executive branch conflicts with the other two branches of government are addressed and resolved. The course will also examine recent efforts by the states to use judicial processes to register objections to executive branch policy actions. While focusing on contemporary issues and recent disputes, the course will draw on historical precedent to give students a grounded and contextual understanding of presidential power. Paper required. Enrollment limited to twenty-two. W.N. Eggleston.

    Note: This course is open only to second-year and third-year J.D. students; it is not open to first-year J.D. students, to M.S.L. students, or to LL.M. students.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20128

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    • 21382-01
    • Professional Responsibility
    • NeJaime
    • Wed 1:10 PM-2:35 PM
      Mon 2:10 PM-3:35 PM
    • 3
    • Professional Responsibility,

      New York Bar Professional Responsibility
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Professional Responsibility (21382). 3 units. This course will focus on the law and ethics of lawyering -- that is, the standards set by the law and by the codes of professional conduct, and at least suggested by commonly shared ethical boundaries. The course will focus most heavily on the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and cases interpreting and applying those Rules. The closed-book examination for this course includes both multiple choice and essay questions.This course is not available on a credit/fail basis. Scheduled examination. D. NeJaime.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20175
    Exam: 4/30/2018 at 9:00 AM
    Questions are not available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21409-01
    • Property
    • Priest
    • Tue 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
      Thu 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Property (21409). 4 units. This course will inquire into a pervasive set of human institutions--the arrangements for getting, controlling, using, transferring, and forfeiting resources in the world around us. The course will begin by exploring what property regimes are and the range of purposes they might serve, and then move through the topics of acquisition, transfer, shared interests, and limitations on property. While the main focus will be property in land, the class will discuss the implications of property in other resources, such as wild animals, body parts, water, and information. The course will also examine recording and other notice-giving devices, interests in land over time, easements and deed restrictions, planned communities and "private government," and public land-use regulation. Self-scheduled examination. C. Priest.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20071
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 30193-01
    • Prosecution Externship and Instruction
    • Stith
      Perry
      Nagala
    • Wed 3:30 PM-5:20 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • Professional Responsibility,

      Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Prosecution Externship and Instruction (30193). 2 or 3 units, credit/fail. Students in this clinical externship will assist state or federal prosecutors with their responsibilities, both before and at trial. Federal placements are available in New Haven or in Bridgeport; the federal caseload is varied, including misdemeanors, felonies, or specialized areas such as violent crime, white collar crime, drug trafficking, or appellate work. The State’s Attorney for New Haven, which also has a varied but faster-paced docket, can take one or two student placements. All students are required to attend weekly class sessions, which will range from discussions of assigned readings to field trips to jails and the medical examiner's office. Students will keep journals and time records. Placements at the U.S. Attorney's Office must be arranged at least four months in advance, to allow time for security clearance procedures. Students also apply for the State's Attorney during the previous term, though interviews may take place after the student has been accepted into the Externship program. Enrollment is limited and permission of the instructor is required. However, the early application process and the involvement of outside agencies remove this clinic from the usual sign-up process for limited enrollment courses. Selection for this course takes place before limited-enrollment course bidding. K. Stith, S.V. Nagala, and A. Perry.

    Course Bidding Information: Select this course as your lowest preference among experiential course selections. Open only to students who have been pre-selected to participate. Do not select this course during pre-registration if you are not one of those students.

    Note:As part of the application process, students submit statements of interest; interview with the AUSAs who run the classroom portion of the course; interview with the New Haven District Attorney's Office for those interested in the state prosecutor's office.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in an LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project; Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Note: The first class meeting will be on January 17, 3:30-5:20 p.m., in room to be assigned at the Law School. Thereafter, the class will meet at the U.S. Attorney's Office.

    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 20037

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    • 21203-01
    • Race, Class and Punishment
    • Forman
    • Mon 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • faculty permission
    • paper required
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    Race, Class and Punishment: Seminar (21203). 4 units. This seminar is a continuation of the fall seminar. Open only to students who were enrolled in the Fall 2017 seminar. Permission of the instructor required. J. Forman.

    Course Bidding: Continuing students should list this course as their lowest choice among permission-of-the instructor selections.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20014

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    • 21772-01
    • Remedies
    • Levinson
    • Tue 12:10 PM-2:00 PM
      Mon 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Remedies (21772). 4 units. Most law school courses focus on what counts as a violation of law in some substantive area. Remedies is about what happens once law has been violated, spanning many different substantive areas: What will courts or other regulatory bodies do in order to vindicate legal rights? At a somewhat practical, litigation-oriented level, the course covers the most common legal and equitable remedies, including damages, injunctions, and restitution. At a more theoretical level, the course explores goals, mechanisms, and patterns of analysis common to many legal regimes—public and private; civil, criminal, and constitutional—from a backwards-looking, remedial perspective. Self-scheduled examination. D. Levinson.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20206
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 30226-01
    • Reproductive Rights and Justice Project: Seminar
    • Smith
      Kraschel
    • Wed 6:10 PM-8:00 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Reproductive Rights and Justice Project: Seminar (30226) and Fieldwork (30229). 2 units, graded or credit/fail, at student option, for each section (4 units total). The RRJP seminar and fieldwork must be taken simultaneously. Students in this project will gain firsthand experience in litigation and timely and strategic advocacy in a highly contested area of the law, confronting knotty procedural problems as well as substantive constitutional law questions in an area where established doctrine is under siege. Students will advocate for clients who are often vilified by opponents as well as some members of the press and judiciary, learning the vital importance of client confidentiality, as well as the impact of political movement strategy and management of press and public messaging.

    For litigation matters, students will work in small teams in cases being handled by attorneys at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Center for Reproductive Rights, or the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project. Projects and case assignments will vary according to the posture of the cases, but all will require top-notch legal research, analysis and writing, as well as strategy meetings with team members. Some cases will involve trial level work, including informal fact development, drafting pleadings, discovery, motion practice, and negotiations. Other matters will involve appellate briefing.

    Students will also have an opportunity to develop non-litigation skills by undertaking non-litigation matters involving legislative and regulatory advocacy, public education, and strategic planning and legal review of legislative proposals, at the federal, state, and local level. Clinic members will work with course instructors and local and national groups. Students may also work on additional projects involving preparation for future litigation on the state and national level or other policy projects promoting access to reproductive health care, the details of which cannot be disclosed because they involve privileged matters.

    Students will be assigned in small teams to work on matters and caseloads will vary depending on the number of credits elected by the students. Supervision of the litigation will be conducted by the attorneys at the national organizations, with assistance from course instructors. Non-litigation matters will be supervised by the course instructors with input from those at national organizations where appropriate. Open only to U.S. J.D. students. Enrollment limited to eight to twelve. Permission of the instructors required. P.J. Smith and K. Kraschel.

    Course Bidding: Students should submit a statement of interest and a copy of their resumes by December 7 at 4:30 p.m. Students may also send statements and resumes to Professor Smith (priscilla.smith@yale.edu) and Kraschel (katie.kraschel@gmail.com). Priority will be given to applicants with past experience in the substantive law of reproductive rights and justice, either through coursework or work experience, as well as to some with a demonstrated commitment to this as a new practice area. All other things being equal, preference will be given to those qualified students who rank the clinic as their first choice. Students should also indicate whether they want to take the course for a grade or credit/fail.

    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 22118

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    • 30229-01
    • Reproductive Rights and Justice Project: Fieldwork
    • Smith
      Kraschel
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Reproductive Rights and Justice Project: Fieldwork (30229). 2 units, graded or credit/fail at student option. Simultaneous enrollment in Reproductive Rights and Justice Project: Seminar required. Permission of the instructors required. P. Smith and K. Kraschel.

    Course Bidding: Students who are accepted in the seminar section will be automatically enrolled in the fieldwork section. It is not necessary to bid on the fieldwork section.

    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 22119

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    • 21080-01
    • Research Methods in United States Legal History
    • Nann
      Shapiro
      Widener
    • Wed 1:10 PM-3:00 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Skills
    • open enrollment
    • paper required
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    Research Methods in United States Legal History (21080). 2 units. This seminar will examine the methods and major materials used in American historical legal research, whether for scholarly pursuits or professional advocacy. It will cover early judicial, statutory, and constitutional sources; court records; government documents; biographical materials and personal papers of lawyers and judges; other manuscript collections; and early sources of U.S. international law and civil law. Paper required. Enrollment minimum of five. J.B. Nann, F. Shapiro, and M. Widener.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20157

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    • 21487-01
    • Research Methods in Foreign and International Law
    • Olejnikova
      Ma
    • Wed 1:10 PM-3:00 PM
    • 1
    • Partial Satisfaction of Skills Requirement
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Research Methods in Foreign and International Law (21487). 1 unit, credit/fail. Explores methods for finding the major sources of international law, including treaties and customary law; the material from the UN and other inter-governmental organizations; and laws from nations other than the United States. Particular attention is paid to practical research issues and solutions using both print and electronic resources. Research interests of the class and other specialized topics may also be explored. Minimum enrollment of seven required. The skills requirement may be satisfied by taking this course with another 1-unit legal research course. This course will meet weekly for seven weeks in the second half of the term. L. Olejnkova and E. Ma.

    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 20178

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    • 30190-01
    • Rule of Law Clinic
    • Koh
      Metcalf
      Wishnie
      Spector
    • Fri 12:10 PM-2:00 PM
      Tue 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 4
    • Professional Responsibility,

      Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Rule of Law Clinic (30190). 4 units. This clinic will focus on maintaining the rule of law and human rights in four areas: national security law (torture, drones, Guantanamo, travel ban); antidiscrimination (against religious and ethnic groups); democracy promotion; and climate change (maintaining U.S. commitments under the Paris Agreement, in the face of prospective withdrawal). We will divide the work into these work streams, and pick discrete projects (some litigation, some advocacy, some other kinds of work) where we think our work product can contribute meaningfully to preservation of the rule of law. Preference to U.S. J.D. students. Enrollment limited and permission of the instructors required. H.H. Koh, M.J. Wishnie, H.R. Metcalf, and P. Spector.

    Course Bidding: In addition to ranking this clinic among experiential course selections, students should submit a statement of interest and a resume by December 7 at 4:30 p.m. Students do not have to bid the clinic first so long as they indicate in the statement of interest that they would accept a place in the clinic, if offered. Nor do students have to have prerequisite experience in the three project areas, although such experience is preferred.

    Note: The regular class meetings will be on Tuesday. The Friday meeting times are for make-up classes. The class will not meet every Friday but only on those dates announced by the instructors.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20148

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    • 21065-01
    • Securities Regulation
    • Morley
    • Mon 10:35 AM-12:00 PM
      Wed 10:35 AM-12:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Securities Regulation (21065). 3 units. This course is an introduction to the federal regulation of public capital markets. The class will explore the issuance of stocks, bonds, and other securities.The course will focus on the statutes administered by the Securities and Exchange Commission, with primary emphasis on the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Topics will include the basics of securities fraud, insider trading, corporate reporting, the initial public offering process, and secondary market securities trading. The class will also explore how a compnay can avoid the securities laws by raising its capital privately. The course is essential preparation for a career in transaction legal practice and will be useful to any student interested in big firm litigation practice, which often centers on allegations of securities fraud. Scheduled examination. J.D. Morley.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20064
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21497-01
    • Seminar in Private Law
    • Markovits
    • Tue 12:10 PM-2:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • -
    • limited enrollment
    • paper required
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    Seminar in Private Law (21497). 2 or 3 units. The Spring 2018 edition of the Seminar in Private Law will focus on Private Enterprise and Resistance against Authoritarianism. The seminar will take up the relationship between private enterprise and authoritarian states. It will ask what forms of private enterprise tend to embrace authoritarian politics and what forms tend to resist it. The seminar will also ask how private resistance to authoritarianism might be encouraged. Topics will include: corruption, administrative regularity, and the rule of law; private engagements to promote public rights; and the rule-of-law tendencies of industry-types. At least half of the semester's sessions will involve presentations by outside speakers from law and associated disciplines. The remainder will prepare for the speaker presentations.Term paper required for three units of credit; thought papers for two units of credit. Enrollment limited. D. Markovits.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20060

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    • 21489-01
    • Specialized Legal Research in Corporate Law
    • Eiseman
      VanderHeijden
      Stein
    • Wed 8:10 AM-10:00 AM
    • 1
    • Partial Satisfaction of Skills Requirement,

      Experiential Requirement
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Specialized Legal Research in Corporate Law (21489). 1 unit, credit/fail. This legal research course will focus on corporate law research in a law firm setting. Secondary sources and research techniques specific to the practice of corporate law will be covered. Research topics may include transactional legal research, company and market research, securities research, competitive intelligence, financial analysis, current awareness, form finding and document construction, corporate and nonprofit governance, practitioner's tools, and other relevant areas based on student interest. Students will be required to complete a series of in-class assignments. The course will meet once weekly for the first half of the term. The skills requirement may be satisfied by taking this course with another 1-unit legal research course. Minimum enrollment of five. J. Eiseman, S. Stein, and M. VanderHeijden.

    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 20177

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    • 30180-01
    • Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic
    • Greenhouse
      Pincus
      Rothfeld
      Kimberly
      Hughes
    • Tue 6:10 PM-8:00 PM
    • 3
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Supreme Court Advocacy (30180). 6 units (3 fall, 3 spring). This course is a continuation of the fall clinic and is open only to those who have completed the clinic's fall term. Enrollment limited to twelve. Permission of instructors required. L. Greenhouse, P. Hughes, M. Kimberly, A. Pincus, and C. Rothfeld.

    Note: This course is open only to J.D. students.

    Note: In addition to the regular class times, students must keep Tuesday afternoons free from 3:00 in order to work with our practitioners.

    Course Bidding Information: Only continuing students should list this course among their experiential course selections, using their lowest priority. No new students will be accepted for the spring.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20019

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    • 21192-01
    • Taxation of Business Income
    • Alstott
    • Thu 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Taxation of Business Income (21192). 2 units, credit/fail. This course will introduce the federal income tax rules that govern the taxation of business income. Topics include the taxation of corporations and partnerships and the U.S. rules governing the taxation of cross-border income. We will work with the Code and regulations and will emphasize the structure and internal logic of each area. We will also explore major policy issues. This course will serve as an introduction to these topics for students who want an overview of business taxation. Students who want to delve more deeply into these subjects may go on to the separate courses in corporate, partnership, and international tax. The course will be offered credit/fail, and students will be expected to submit comments and questions from time to time. Students who wish to take the course for graded credit may do so but will have to complete additional written work. Prerequisite: Federal Income Taxation. A.L. Alstott.

    Note: Any student who is interested in taking the course for a grade must elect that option and file the necessary petition with the Registrar’s Office by Friday, February 2. After that date, it will not be possible to elect the course for a grade.

    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 20003

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    • 21646-01
    • Taxation: Independent Research
    • Listokin
    • Thu 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • -
    • limited enrollment
    • paper required
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    Taxation: Independent Research (21646). 2 or 3 units. The instructor will supervise students who wish to write a paper about taxation. Credit hours depend upon the scope of the paper project. Enrollment limited to six. Y. Listokin.

    Note: The class will meet on alternate Thursdays on the same dates as the LEO Workshop.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20027

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    • 21567-01
    • The Law of Democracy: Legal Structure of the Political Process
    • Pildes
    • Mon 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
      Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    The Law of Democracy: Legal Structure of the Political Process (21567). 4 units.This course will explore the way the law structures the American democratic process. We will cover issues such as the right to vote; the presidential primary process; campaign finance and the role of money in politics; the Voting Rights Act; the constitutional role and place of political parties in the democratic system; issues concerning partisan and racial gerrymandering; and alternative ways of structuring elections and democracy. The issues covered arise regularly before the Supreme Court and the course will reflect legal issues that emerged in the 2016 election cycle. The course will range from American history, to the doctrinal development of current law, to an exploration of the policy consequences for American democracy of the relevant legal rules, to democratic theory. Students should come away with a much deeper understanding of how democracy actually works and with greater appreciation for the complexity of many of these issues. The course will focus primarily on American law and doctrine, but will weave comparative perspectives in as well concerning the design of democratic institutions and processes. Scheduled examination. R. Pildes.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20129
    Exam: 5/04/2018 at 9:00 AM
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 21302-01
    • The Constitution Today: Seminar
    • Amar
    • Wed 1:10 PM-3:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • paper required
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    The Constitutional Today: Seminar (21302). 2 units. [description to come]. Paper required. A.R. Amar.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20160

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    • 21649-01
    • Topics in Behavioral Law and Economics
    • Jolls
    • Thu 12:10 PM-2:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • limited enrollment
    • paper required
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    Topics in Behavioral Law and Economics (21649). 3 units. This course will explore a range of issues at the intersection of law and human behavior, including people’s commitment to fairness; the endowment effect and the role of default rules; subjective well-being; heuristics and biases; and the role of the administrative state in a “behavioral economics world.” Some discussion will be devoted to the uses and limits of paternalism and to the ability of the legal system to accommodate and respond to what we know about human behavior. The course materials will consist of articles from the legal and social science literatures. The required written work will be four three-page analytic essays, due over the course of the term, on the course concepts and materials, and a paper that may be used in satisfaction of either the Supervised Analytic Writing requirement (in which case the course should be taken for 4 units rather than 3) or the Substantial Paper requirement. Paper required. Enrollment limited. C. Jolls.

    C. Jolls.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 23783

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    • 30199-01
    • Trial Practice
    • Wizner
    • Wed 6:10 PM-8:30 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Trial Practice (30199). 2 units, credit/fail. An introduction to trial evidence and to the techniques and ethics of advocacy in civil and criminal trials. Students will act as lawyers in simulated trial situations. The instructors, who are judges and experienced trial lawyers from the community, will provide instruction and critique. Enrollment limited to seventy-two. S. Wizner.

    Note: Attendance at the first class meeting and a decision whether to take the course at the conclusion of the first class are mandatory.

    Course Bidding: Permission of the instructors is not required for this experiential course. Students who list the course among their experiential course selections will be admitted up to the maximum number of seventy-two.

    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 20046

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    • 21100-01
    • U.S. International Taxation
    • Samuels
    • Wed 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    U.S. International Taxation (21100). 3 units. This course will cover the basic principles of U.S. international income taxation. We will examine how the United States taxes both so-called (1) inbound transactions (income earned by foreign persons from investing and doing business in the United States), and (2) outbound transactions (income earned by U.S. persons from business activities and investments outside the United States). The principal focus of the course will be on how the United States taxes income earned by U.S. corporations from doing business outside the United States. Topics will include the foreign tax credit; the controlled foreign corporation rules; transfer pricing; and income tax treaties. We will also consider international tax planning strategies currently used by U.S. multinational corporations, including so-called "inversion," and explore recently proposed changes to U.S. international tax law and policy. Prerequisite: Federal Income Taxation. Enrollment capped at twenty-five. Self-scheduled examination. J.M. Samuels.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20115
    Exam: 4/30/2018 - 5/14/2018
    Questions are not available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 30123-01
    • Veterans Legal Services Clinic: Seminar
    • Wishnie
      Wenzloff
      Lado
    • Tue 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Responsibility,

      Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Veterans Legal Services Clinic (30123) and Fieldwork (30124). 2 units, graded or credit/fail, at student option, for each part (4 units total). The clinic and fieldwork must be taken simultaneously. There are approximately 250,000 veterans currently residing in Connecticut, many with acute and unique legal needs related to their military service or return to civilian life. In this clinic, students represent Connecticut veterans in a range of individual litigation and institutional advocacy matters. Individual matters typically include (1) benefits applications for veterans who have suffered PTSD, sexual assault, toxic exposure, and other injuries, in the first instance, on administrative appeal, and on judicial review of administrative denials at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims or Federal Circuit; and (2) discharge upgrade applications, on administrative appeal and in U.S. District Court, including class-action litigation. Students also represent individual veterans and veterans organizations in Freedom of Information Act litigation in U.S. District Court; in civil rights litigation arising from sexual assault and other litigation alleging discriminatory teatment, in appeals to the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and in federal and state regulatory and legislative advocacy. Students work in teams, and each student is assigned to represent one individual and one institutional/organizational client. The seminar portion is a practice-oriented examination of advocacy on behalf of veterans and of social justice lawyering generally. Enrollment limited. Permission of the instructors required. M.J. Wishnie, M. Engleman Lado, and A. Wenzloff.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this clinic among your experiential course selections, you must also submit a statement of interest in the clinic and a copy of your resume by the close of early registration on December 7, at 4:30 p.m. Students who are accepted in the clinic will be enrolled in the fieldwork section as well.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in an LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project; Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 20038

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    • 30124-01
    • Veterans Legal Services Fieldwork
    • Wishnie
      Wenzloff
      Lado
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Veteran Legal Services Fieldwork (30124). 2 units, credit/fail or graded at student option. Must be taken in conjunction with the Veteran Legal Services Clinic: Seminar. Permission of the instructors required. M.J. Wishnie, M. Engleman Lado, and A. Wenzloff.

    Course Bidding Information: Students who apply to the seminar section and are accepted will be enrolled in both the seminar and the fieldwork sections. It is not necessary to bid on the fieldwork component.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in an LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project; Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 20039

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    • 21430-01
    • White Collar Criminal Defense: Critical Issues and Strategies
    • Stith
      Zornow
    • Fri 9:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • faculty permission
    • not applicable
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    White Collar Criminal Defense: Critical Issues and Strategies (21430). 3 units. This course will consider the legal, ethical and strategic challenges facing white-collar criminal defense lawyers, both those representing individuals and those representing entities, in this era of few trials and pressure to cooperate with the government. We will examine all stages of white-collar representations, including the financial and psychological dimensions of being retained; developing information (through internal investigations and otherwise) and controlling the flow of information to the prosecutor and other defense counsel (including through joint defense agreements); persuading prosecutors not to bring charges; negotiating with the prosecutor for immunity or cooperation agreements for individuals and corporations (including deferred prosecution agreements); assertions of the Fifth Amendment privilege; the tension between individual and corporate representations; plea or trial strategies (including the use of jury consultants) and approaches to sentencing; and parallel proceedings (including investigations by the SEC, state AGs, foreign law enforcement authorities, and private civil litigation). We will consider how the defense lawyer can succeed in disproving Dylan's observation that “you can't win with a losing hand.” Students must have taken at least one course in criminal law or criminal procedure. Regular “response” or "hypothetical" papers will be required throughout the term. Permission of the instructors required. K. Stith and D. Zornow.

    Course Selection: In addition to listing this course among permission-of-instructor selections, applicants must provide a statement explaining why they are interested in the course and advising of their experience (in courses and elsewhere) with criminal law and procedure and related areas (e.g., securities litigation). These statements should be submitted through the online system by 4:30 p.m. on December 7.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20116

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    • 21276-01
    • Wills, Trusts and Estates
    • Morley
    • Mon 1:10 PM-3:00 PM
      Wed 1:10 PM-3:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Wills, Trusts and Estates (21276). 4 units. An introductory course treating the various means of gratuitous transfer of wealth by will, trust, and intestacy. The class will discuss the policy bases of inheritance and the changing patterns of intergenerational wealth transfer; probate administration and procedure; the creation of wills; and the creation and management of common law trusts. It will also cover basic features of federal transfer and inheritance taxation. The course will mainly cover state law, with special attention to the relevant portions of the Uniform Probate Code, the Uniform Trust Code, and the Restatements (Third) of Trusts and Property. Scheduled examination. J.D. Morley.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20065
    Exam: 4/30/2018 at 9:00 AM
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 30127-01
    • Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic: Seminar
    • Ahmad
      Wishnie
      Orihuela
      Loyo
    • Thu 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Responsibility,

      Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic (30127) and Fieldwork (30128). 2 units, graded or credit/fail, at student option, for each part (4 units total). Students will represent immigrants and low-wage workers in Connecticut in labor, immigration, and other civil rights areas, through litigation for individuals and non-litigation advocacy for community-based organizations. In litigation matters, students will handle cases at all stages of legal proceedings in Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S. District Court, the Second Circuit, and state courts. The non-litigation work will include representation of grassroots organizations, labor and faith organizations in regulatory and legislative reform efforts, media advocacy, strategic planning, and other matters. The seminar portion is a practice-oriented examination of advocacy on behalf of workers and non-citizens and of social justice lawyering generally. The course will be a two-term offering (4 units each term). The clinical course and fieldwork must be taken simultaneously in both terms. Enrollment limited. Permission of the instructors required. M.I. Ahmad, M.J. Wishnie, R. Loyo, and M. Orihuela.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing the clinic experiential permission courses, interested students should submit a resume and a statement of interest by December 7 at 4:30 p.m. It is not necessary to bid on the fieldwork section. Any student accepted to the clinic will automatically be enrolled in the fieldwork section.

    Note: Students admitted to WIRAC must confirm their participation in advance of the first class by a date designated by the instructors.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in an LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project; Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 20042

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    • 30128-01
    • Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy: Fieldwork
    • Ahmad
      Wishnie
      Orihuela
      Loyo
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Fieldwork (30128). 2 units, credit/fail, with a graded option. The clinical course and fieldwork must be taken simultaneously in both terms. M.I. Ahmad, M.J. Wishnie, R. Loyo, and M. Orihuela.

    Course Bidding Information: Students who apply to the seminar section and are accepted will be enrolled in both the seminar and the fieldwork sections. Students should list only the seminar section among experiential course bidding selections.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in an LSO clinic and any of the follow non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork-only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project; Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 20043

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