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    • 20170-01
    • Administrative Law
    • Mashaw
    • Wed 1:10 PM-3:00 PM
      Mon 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Administrative Law (20170). 4 units. This course will review the legal and practical foundations of the modern administrative state. Topics will include the creation of administrative agencies and the non-delegation doctrine, the internal process of adjudication and rulemaking in administrative agencies, judicial review of administrative action, the organization of the executive branch, liability for official misconduct, and beneficiary enforcement of public law. Scheduled examination. J.L. Mashaw.

    Location: SLB - 128 (Wed)
    SLB - 128 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10154
    Exam: 12/13/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 128
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 4 hour(s)

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    • 30219-01
    • Anatomy of a Merger
    • Nathan
    • Wed 3:10 PM-5:45 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 that 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 by June 23 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.

    Location: SLB - 108 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10163
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 8 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 20589-01
    • Applied Corporate Finance
    • Romano
    • Mon 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Wed 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Applied Corporate Finance (20589). 4 units. An introduction to the fundamentals of financial economics in conjunction with legal applications focusing on corporate debt contracts and equity valuation proceedings. The course will cover basic finance concepts, such as net present value, stock and bond valuation, the capital asset pricing model and option pricing. The objective is not to develop computational skills, so much as to master the application of finance theory to specific legal issues. There are no prerequisites, although familiarity with the essentials of corporate law will be assumed and a tolerance for rudimentary mathematical example and computation is advisable. Scheduled examination. R. Romano.

    Location: SLB - 121 (Mon)
    SLB - 121 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10179
    Exam: 12/15/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 128
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 4 hour(s)

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    • 20219-01
    • Business Organizations
    • Macey
    • 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 (20219). 4 units. An introduction to the business corporation laws affecting the rights and roles of corporate boards of directors, senior executive officers, and shareholders, with an emphasis on large, publicly traded firms. Shareholders' economic interests are examined from the perspective of limited liability and dividend standards, expectations of liquidity or transferability of shares, and the use of debt capital as a mode of financing corporate activity. Shareholders' limited participation rights in corporate decision making will be examined from the perspective of state and federal rules governing shareholder voting and the disclosure of corporate information and the notion of managerial expertise (e.g., as evidenced by judicial application of the "business judgment rule"). The latter part of the course will focus on directors' and officers' fiduciary obligations to shareholders, examining the operation of these duties in a variety of settings and transactions. Issues relating to the roles and functions assumed by corporate attorneys (with respect to their clients) and the role of business corporations within society will also be addressed. Self-scheduled examination. J.R. Macey.

    Location: SLB - 120 (Mon)
    SLB - 120 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10153
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 20067-01
    • Capital Markets
    • Gorton
    • Tue 8:30 AM-9:50 AM
      Thu 8:30 AM-9:50 AM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment (10)
    • exam required
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    Capital Markets (20067). 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 947a. 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.

    Location: EVANS - 4400 (Tue)
    EVANS - 4400 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10134
    Exam:
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 20067-02
    • Capital Markets
    • Gorton
    • Tue 10:10 AM-11:30 AM
      Thu 10:10 AM-11:30 AM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment (10)
    • exam required
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    Capital Markets (20067). 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 947a. 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.

    Location: EVANS - 4400 (Tue)
    EVANS - 4400 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10135
    Exam:
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 10001-01
    • Constitutional Law I
    • Balkin
    • Fri 10:10 AM-11:00 AM
      Mon 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
      Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Location: SLB - 109 (Fri)
    BAKER - A420 (Mon)
    BAKER - A420 (Tue)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13481
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 24 hour(s)

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    • 10001-02
    • Constitutional Law I
    • Eskridge
    • Mon 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Wed 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Fri 10:10 AM-11:00 AM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Location: SLB - 110 (Mon)
    SLB - 110 (Wed)
    SLB - 111 (Fri)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13482
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3.5 hour(s)

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    • 10001-03
    • Constitutional Law I
    • Gerken
    • Tue 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Thu 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Mon 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Location: SLB - 110 (Tue)
    SLB - 110 (Thu)
    SLB - 110 (Mon)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13483
    Exam: 12/19/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 122
    Questions are not available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3.5 hour(s)

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    • 10001-04
    • Constitutional Law I
    • Kahn
    • Thu 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
      Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
      Wed 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Location: SLB - 112 (Thu)
    SLB - 112 (Tue)
    BAKER - A420 (Wed)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13484
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 24 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 10001-05
    • Constitutional Law I
    • Rubenfeld
    • Fri 10:10 AM-11:00 AM
      Wed 1:10 PM-3:00 PM
      Mon 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Location: BAKER - A424 (Fri)
    SLB - 109 (Wed)
    SLB - 109 (Mon)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13485
    Exam: 12/19/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 128
    Questions are not available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 4 hour(s)

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    • 10001-A
    • Constitutional Law I
    • Gewirtz
    • Tue 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
      Thu 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Location: SLB - 129 (Tue)
    SLB - 129 (Thu)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13479
    Exam: 12/19/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 127
    Questions are not available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 4 hour(s)

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    • 10001-B
    • Constitutional Law I
    • Siegel
    • Mon 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Wed 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Location: SLB - 129 (Mon)
    SLB - 129 (Wed)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13480
    Exam: 12/19/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 120
    Questions are not available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 4 hour(s)

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    • 11001-01
    • Contracts I
    • Ayres
    • Tue 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Thu 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Fri 11:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Location: BAKER - A420 (Tue)
    BAKER - A420 (Thu)
    SLB - 109 (Fri)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13488
    Exam: 12/14/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 129
    Questions are not available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 11001-02
    • Contracts I
    • Brilmayer
    • Tue 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Thu 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Fri 11:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Location: SLB - 109 (Tue)
    SLB - 109 (Thu)
    SLB - 111 (Fri)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13489
    Exam: 12/14/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 121
    Questions are not available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 11001-03
    • Contracts I
    • Hansmann
    • Tue 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
      Thu 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
      Fri 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Location: BAKER - A422 (Tue)
    BAKER - A422 (Thu)
    BAKER - A420 (Fri)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13490
    Exam: 12/14/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 122
    Questions are not available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 11001-04
    • Contracts I
    • Listokin
    • Mon 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
      Fri 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Thu 11:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Wed 2:10 PM-3:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Location: SLB - 112 (Mon)
    SLB - 112 (Fri)
    SLB - 112 (Thu)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13491
    Exam: 12/14/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 128
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3 hour(s)

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    • 11001-05
    • Contracts I
    • Markovits
    • Fri 11:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Tue 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
      Thu 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Location: BAKER - A424 (Fri)
    BAKER - A420 (Tue)
    BAKER - A420 (Thu)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13492
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions are not available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 24 hour(s)
    Notes: Self-scheduled Examination: Answers Only: You may take this exam at any time during the examination period by signing out the questions from the Registrar's Office, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. You may upload your answers.
    Use your Exam ID.

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    • 11001-A
    • Contracts I
    • Chua
    • Tue 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Thu 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Location: SLB - 129 (Tue)
    SLB - 129 (Thu)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13486
    Exam: 12/14/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 127
    Questions are not available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3 hour(s)

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    • 11001-B
    • Contracts I
    • Kronman
    • Wed 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
      Tue 2:10 PM-3:30 PM
      Thu 2:10 PM-3:30 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Location: SLB - 122 (Wed)
    SLB - 122 (Tue)
    SLB - 122 (Thu)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13487
    Exam: 12/14/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 120
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 4 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 20061-01
    • Criminal Law and Administration
    • Whitman
    • Wed 1:10 PM-3:00 PM
      Mon 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 4
    • Criminal Law & Administration
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Criminal Law and Administration (20061). 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. Students may satisfy the graduation requirement by satisfactorily completing Criminal Law and Administration or Criminal Law, but they may not enroll in both courses. Self-scheduled examination. J.Q. Whitman.

    Location: SLB - 129 (Wed)
    SLB - 129 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10201
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3.5 hour(s)

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    • 20037-01
    • Employment Discrimination Law
    • Fishkin
    • Tue 10:35 AM-12:00 PM
      Thu 10:35 AM-12:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Employment Discrimination Law (20037). 3 units. This course will focus primarily on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the landmark federal statute that prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. In addition to learning the doctrinal machinery of employment discrimination claims, students in this course will learn the competing theories of discrimination that are the heart of this area of the law. We will develop the conceptual tools to understand litigation not only under Title VII itself—which now makes up a significant portion of the entire civil docket of the federal courts—but also under the many related federal and state employment statutes that build on it. The course covers controversies among litigants, judges and legislatures about such questions as: what counts as intentional discrimination; how the law should treat discrimination that is not intentional; burdens of proof; how the Constitution interacts with employment discrimination statutes; what actions employers are required or permitted to take to avoid discriminating; and affirmative action. We will also discuss the legal treatment of discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, national origin and language, sexual orientation and gender identity, and religion. We will supplement the case law with relevant secondary materials that provide perspectives from disciplines such as sociology and psychology. Scheduled examination. J.R. Fishkin.

    Location: SLB - 128 (Tue)
    SLB - 128 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10100
    Exam: 12/20/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 129
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 4 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 20166-01
    • Evidence
    • Kahan
    • Mon 4:10 PM-5:35 PM
      Tue 4:10 PM-5:35 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Evidence (20166). 3 units. This course will examine the rules and doctrines regulating the presentation of factual proof in trials in the United States, with primary focus on the Federal Rules of Evidence. Scheduled examination. D.M. Kahan.

    Location: SLB - 121 (Mon)
    SLB - 121 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10138
    Exam: 12/19/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 129
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3.5 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 20307-01
    • Family Law
    • NeJaime
    • Mon 10:35 AM-12:00 PM
      Wed 10:35 AM-12:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Family Law (20307). 3 units. This course will explore how the law constructs, defines, limits, and regulates the family. Topics covered include: marriage and nonmarital relationships; sex and reproductive rights; parentage; having and raising children; divorce and its consequences; and child custody. Class materials consist primarily of case law and statutes but also include media accounts, legal scholarship, and sources from other academic disciplines. Scheduled examination. D. NeJaime.

    Location: SLB - 128 (Mon)
    SLB - 128 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10164
    Exam: 12/15/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 127
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your exam ID. See ExamWeb for details on materials which may be consulted during the exam.

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    • 20298-01
    • Federal Criminal Law
    • Stith
    • Tue 2:10 PM-3:35 PM
      Thu 2:10 PM-3:35 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Federal Criminal Law (20298). 3 units. This course will explore the law of federal crimes. The introductory course in Criminal Law and Administration is a prerequisite. Federal criminal law is peculiar -- expansive yet limited. The major thematic approach of this course will be trying to answer the question, "Who (really) defines federal crimes?" We will see that Congress is just one of the authors of federal criminal law.

    A second theme of the course will be the exercise of prosecutorial discretion, which is a legal premise that helps explain such a vast, under-enforced body of law.

    Federal criminal law is also important. The influence of federal criminal law on state law and even the law of other nations is much greater than its proportionate number of prosecutions. For instance, in recent decades, there have been major substantive and doctrinal changes in federal criminal law, often copied at the state level. RICO laws, money-laundering laws, and sentencing law reforms are some prominent examples. More generally, as William Stuntz said, "Federal criminal law is…the battleground for the most basic issues of crime policy." We will explore interpretative, theoretical, and practical issues in the development and enforcement of federal criminal law -- including federal criminal jurisdiction, mail and wire fraud, extortion and bribery, criminal civil rights law, money-laundering, RICO, and the criminal side of the United States' efforts against non-state international terrorism. Prerequisite: Criminal Law and Administration. Scheduled examination. K. Stith.

    Location: SLB - 121 (Tue)
    SLB - 121 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10206
    Exam: 12/16/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 128
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 4 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 20222-01
    • Federal Income Taxation
    • Alstott
    • Tue 12:10 PM-2:00 PM
      Thu 12:10 PM-2:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Federal Income Taxation (20222). 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. Self-scheduled examination. A.L. Alstott.

    Location: SLB - 127 (Tue)
    SLB - 127 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10073
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 4 hour(s)

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    • 20405-01
    • Financial Accounting
    • Antle
      Garstka
    • Mon 10:35 AM-12:00 PM
      Wed 10:35 AM-12:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment (50)
    • exam required
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    Financial Accounting (20405). 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. Enrollment capped at fifty. Scheduled examination. R. Antle and S. Garstka.

    Location: BAKER - A422 (Mon)
    BAKER - A422 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10076
    Exam: 12/15/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 129
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 20676-01
    • Foreign Relations
    • Sitaraman
    • Mon 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
      Tue 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    Foreign Relations (20676). 3 units. This course is an introduction to the constitutional and statutory doctrines that regulate U.S. foreign relations. Topics will include the distribution of foreign relations powers among the three branches of government, the powers to declare war and conduct military operations, the role of U.S. courts in cases touching on foreign relations, the scope of the treaty power, and legal issues related to the war on terror. Scheduled examination. G.N. Sitaraman.

    Note: There is no enrollment limit on this class, but if enrollment is small enough, a paper option will be made available.

    Location: SLB - 110 (Mon)
    SLB - 110 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10188
    Exam: 12/12/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 128
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 4 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 20010-01
    • History of the Common Law: Procedure and Institutions
    • Langbein
    • Mon 10:35 AM-12:00 PM
      Wed 10:35 AM-12:00 PM
    • 3
    • Professional Responsibility,

      New York Bar Professional Responsibility
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    History of the Common Law: Procedure and Institutions (20010). 3 units. An introduction to the historical origins of Anglo-American law, in which students study selected historical sources and extracts from legal-historical scholarship. Topics: (1) the jury system: medieval origins and European alternatives, separation of grand and petty juries, changes in the functions and composition of the jury from medieval to modern times, the law of evidence and other forms of jury control; appellate review of jury verdicts; the growing disuse of juries and of trials in modern times; (2) civil justice: the forms of action and the pleading system; the regular and itinerant courts; the judiciary; law reporting and other forms of legal literature; Chancery, the trust, equitable procedure and remedies; historical perspectives on the scope of the right to civil jury trial under the Seventh Amendment; the deterioration of Chancery procedure and the fusion of law and equity; the codification movement; the drafting of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; the retreat from trial; (3) criminal justice: medieval criminal procedure; presentment and indictment; the recasting of criminal procedure in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; the officialization of prosecution and policing; the rise and fall of Star Chamber; defense counsel and the rise of the adversary system in the eighteenth century; the privilege against self-incrimination; the law of evidence; criminal sanctions and sentencing; the emergence of public prosecution; the trend to plea bargaining and other forms of nontrial procedure; (4) legal education: the inns of court; apprenticeship; the emergence of university legal education in the United States; (5) the legal profession: attorneys and barristers; the regulation of admission to the profession; the development of law firms and the trend to megafirms and their twenty-first-century travails. Self-scheduled examination. J. H. Langbein.

    Location: SLB - 122 (Mon)
    SLB - 122 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10144
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 24 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 20547-01
    • Immigration Law, Policy and Constitutional Rights
    • Guttentag
    • Tue 2:10 PM-3:35 PM
      Mon 6:10 PM-7:35 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
    Expand

    Immigration Law, Policy and Constitutional Rights (20547). 3 units. This survey course will provide a foundation in the basics of the immigration law system, the policy choices it reflects, and the constitutional principles governing the regulation and rights of non-citizens. The course will then explore various topical legal and policy issues related to immigrants' rights and immigration reform as well as the normative values informing contemporary treatment of documented and undocumented immigrants. The course will draw on the instructor’s involvement in many current issues and extensive background litigating on behalf of the constitutional and civil rights cases of non-citizens in federal courts nationwide and recent service as senior policy advisor in government. Among the issues that will be covered are: detention of immigrants; state and local immigration regulation; discrimination against non-citizens in employment and public benefits; the intersection of criminal and immigration law; federal enforcement and non-enforcement policies; access to the courts and the right to judicial review; and labor and workplace rights of undocumented workers. Guest speakers will address areas of expertise. No prior course or background in immigration law is expected. Self-scheduled examination. L. Guttentag.

    Location: SLB - 128 (Tue)
    SLB - 128 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10131
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 8 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 20123-01
    • In-House Lawyering: Ethics and Professional Responsibility
    • Daly
    • Mon 6:10 PM-9:00 PM
    • 3
    • Professional Responsibility,

      New York Bar Professional Responsibility
    • limited enrollment (30)
    • exam required
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    In-House Lawyering: Ethics and Professional Responsibility (20123). 3 units. This course will provide an introduction for identifying, analyzing and resolving (or at least mitigating) ethical challenges and professional responsibility issues. The challenges that corporate (or "in-house") counsel face will be our primary context because corporate counsel, as opposed to attorneys operating within a law firm or a government agency, generally must identify and resolve ethical issues with limited external support. This course will be a thematic weekly seminar, with each class generally being dedicated to a specific issue or representational situation. Guest lecturers will occasionally supplement class discussion. There will be no foundational text, but students will need to purchase a bound copy of the ABA model rules and the Restatement. The readings for the course will be published opinions, law journal articles, and articles from the popular media (which will be available on the Internet or through Westlaw/Lexis). Previous exposure to professional responsibility concepts (e.g., another ethics class or prior preparation for the MPRE) is useful but is by no means a pre-requisite. Enrollment limited to thirty. Self-scheduled examination. B.T. Daly.

    Location: SLB - 121 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10281
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3 hour(s)

    Close
    • 20559-01
    • International Human Rights
    • De Schutter
    • Wed 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
    Expand

    International Human Rights (20559). 2 units. This course will provide an introduction to international human rights law: it will examine its basic grammar, doctrines, and institutional processes. However, this field is witnessing the emergence of a "jus commune" in which both national and international jurisdictions and quasi-judicial instances influence each other. Therefore, comparative human rights law shall also form an important component of the course: we will aim to identify the emerging consensus across human rights bodies on a variety of questions that concern both civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights. The course will be divided into three parts. Part I is an introduction to the sources of the international law of human rights and to some problems of interpretation that arise as a result of the "self-contained" character of the human rights regime. Part II describes the substantive obligations of States under international human rights law. Part III is about institutions or "mechanisms of protection." Scheduled examination. O. De Schutter.

    Location: SLB - 111 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10086
    Exam: 12/21/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 129
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 4 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

    Close
    • 20415-01
    • Land Use
    • Ellickson
    • Wed 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
    Expand

    Land Use (20415). 2 units. Land use law shapes the destinies of cities, the sprawl of suburbs, and the fates of rural lands. This course will examine the array of devices, legal and nonlegal, that governments, developers, and opponents of development employ to influence the land development process. Zoning regulations -- the primary tool of public land use management and a frequent target of constitutional complaint -- are a central focus. Also addressed are topics such as historic preservation, environmental impact reporting, homeowner associations, growth controls, and mechanisms for financing the urban infrastructure. This offering is designed to supplement Property, but that course is not a prerequisite. Scheduled examination. R.C. Ellickson.

    Location: SLB - 121 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10094
    Exam: 12/21/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 127
    Questions are not available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 2.5 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 20066-01
    • Legislation
    • Gluck
    • Mon 2:00 PM-3:35 PM
      Wed 2:00 PM-3:10 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
    Expand

    Legislation (20066). 3 units. Most of Law School is focused on the common law, but statutory law comprises the vast majority of American law today, and cases involving how to interpret statutes form the basis of most modern legal practice. This course will introduce students to the legal doctrines and theories of statutory interpretation/legislation and will give students the tools to apply these principles and ideas to any area of statutory law. The course will utilize statutory cases across many fields--ranging from tax, to health, to discrimination, to national security--and so also will give students a small taste of many different areas of law. Our primary focus will be on the how courts' understandings of the legislative process--as well as courts' understandings of their own role in that process--affect how judges interpret statutes. We will learn the various "canons of interpretation," and we will consider questions such as: When statutes are obsolete should courts update them or read them as written, leaving the updating to Congress? Can Congress dictate how its statutes are interpreted by courts? Are the doctrines of statutory interpretation "law" in the same sense that other legal doctrines are? And we will explore the major battles in the statutory interpretation wars on the U.S. Supreme Court, most notably the battle between "textualists" and "purposivists." Throughout, we will pay close attention to the intersection of law and politics, and how Congress and the legislative process work, and conclude the course with an introduction to how administrative law and the modern regulatory state intersect with the field of legislation. Scheduled examination. A. R. Gluck.

    Note: Students who have taken Introduction to the Regulatory State are not eligible to take this course.

    Location: SLB - 120 (Mon)
    SLB - 120 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10122
    Exam: 12/13/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 127
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 4 hour(s)

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    • 12001-A
    • Procedure I
    • Koh
    • Mon 8:20 AM-10:00 AM
      Wed 8:20 AM-10:00 AM
      Fri 8:20 AM-10:00 AM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
    Expand

    Location: SLB - 127 (Mon)
    SLB - 127 (Wed)
    SLB - 127 (Fri)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13493
    Exam: 12/16/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 127 & 129
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Name
    Length: 3.25 hour(s)

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    • 12001-B
    • Procedure I
    • Resnik
    • Mon 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
      Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
      Thu 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
      Wed 6:10 PM-8:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
    Expand

    Location: SLB - 127 (Mon)
    SLB - 127 (Tue)
    SLB - 127 (Thu)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13494
    Exam: 12/16/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 120 & 122
    Questions are not available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 5.5 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 20300-01
    • 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
    Expand

    Professional Responsibility (20300). 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. This course is not available on a credit/fail basis. Scheduled examination. D. NeJaime.

    Note: This course has been submitted to the New York State Court of Appeals for review for the New York Bar professional responsibility requirement. We will post the Court's response as soon as we receive the decision.

    Location: BAKER - A005 (Wed)
    BAKER - A005 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10165
    Exam: 12/13/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 129
    Questions are not available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 20207-01
    • Property
    • Priest
    • Tue 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
      Thu 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
    Expand

    Property (20207). 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 eminent domain. The Property course combines legal and theoretical perspectives that are useful as a foundation for courses such as environmental law, intellectual property, and trusts and estates. Self-scheduled examination. C. Priest.

    Location: SLB - 120 (Tue)
    SLB - 120 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10215
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3.5 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your exam ID.

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    • 13001-02
    • Torts I
    • Witt
    • Mon 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Wed 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Fri 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
    Expand

    Location: SLB - 109 (Mon)
    SLB - 109 (Wed)
    SLB - 110 (Fri)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13498
    Exam: 12/12/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 129
    Questions are not available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3 hour(s)

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    • 13001-A
    • Torts I
    • Calabresi
    • Mon 8:45 AM-10:00 AM
      Tue 8:45 AM-10:00 AM
      Wed 8:45 AM-10:00 AM
      Thu 8:45 AM-10:00 AM
      Fri 8:45 AM-10:00 AM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
    Expand

    Location: SLB - 120 (Mon)
    SLB - 120 (Tue)
    SLB - 120 (Wed)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13495
    Exam: 12/12/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 120 & 122
    Questions are not available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3 hour(s)

    Close
    • 13001-B
    • Torts I
    • Kysar
    • Mon 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Wed 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
    Expand

    Location: SLB - 127 (Mon)
    SLB - 127 (Wed)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13496
    Exam: 12/12/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 127
    Questions are not available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

    Close
    • 20424-01
    • Wills, Trusts and Estates
    • Morley
    • Tue 8:35 AM-10:00 AM
      Thu 8:35 AM-10:00 AM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
    Expand

    Wills, Trusts and Estates (20424). 3 units. An introductory course treating the various means of gratuitous transfer of wealth by will, trust, and intestacy. We 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. We 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. Self-scheduled examination. J.D. Morley.

    Location: SLB - 128 (Tue)
    SLB - 128 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 14021
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

    Close
    • 20526-01
    • Advanced Environmental Law: Comparing Chemical Regulation Worldwide
    • Elliott
    • Thu 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • -
    • open enrollment (25)
    • exam with paper option
    Expand

    Advanced Environmental Law: Comparing Chemical Regulation Worldwide (20526). 2 or 3 units. This advanced environmental law course will build upon the survey course in environmental law and policy by comparing legal systems for regulating chemicals in the environment worldwide. A prior or simultaneous course in environmental law and policy or equivalent is not required but is useful.The goal is to acquaint students with the similarities and differences among legal systems for regulating chemicals worldwide. The readings will focus on the U.S., European Union, Canadian, and Chinese and Korean approaches to regulating chemicals, but students are also encouraged to research other programs from among the twenty-seven countries that regulate chemicals. We will begin with an examination of the basic paradigms of Quantitative Risk Assessment in the United States and the Precautionary Principle in the European Union. We will use a set of reading materials and articles that includes portions of the U.S. Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), as recently amended, the EU regulation on the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH), China REACH, and Korea (K_REACH). The prospects for greater international harmonization in the regulation of chemicals will also be considered. The emphasis will be on what the United States, the European Union, and China can learn from one another to improve their regulatory systems. Enrollment capped at twenty-five. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. E.D. Elliott.

    Note: Class participation will count toward the final grade. No more than three classes may be missed.

    Location: SLB - 113 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10096
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 4 hour(s)

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    • 20361-01
    • Advanced Contracts
    • Schwartz
    • Tue 10:10 AM-11:35 AM
      Thu 10:10 AM-11:35 AM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam with paper option
    Expand

    Advanced Contracts (20361). 3 units. This course will cover certain significant, and still currently important, topics in greater depth than they could be covered in the first-year Contracts course, and some additional topics that could not be reached there. Subjects include remedies, interpretation, default rules and third party beneficiaries. The course will then use the concepts that the first part develops to consider contracting issues in other legal fields. Subjects will include corporate governance (to what extent are firms free to structure their own governance arrangements or constrained by corporate codes?); bankruptcy (to what extent can firms contract out of or affect how bankruptcy will affect them or are they constrained by bankruptcy code rules?); and M & A (what factors influence the content and legal treatment of merger agreements and permissible defensive tactics?). Readings will include cases and recent articles. The course should be helpful to students who may practice or teach in business fields. Self-scheduled examination or paper option, with permission of instructor. A. Schwartz.

    Location: SLB - 121 (Tue)
    SLB - 121 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10183
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 24 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your exam ID.

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    • 20439-01
    • [The] American Legal Profession
    • Gordon
    • Wed 3:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • Professional Responsibility,

      New York Bar Professional Responsibility
    • open enrollment
    • exam with paper option
    Expand

    [The] American Legal Profession (20439). 2 or 3 units. This course will meet three hours per week for the first nine weeks of the semester, August 31 through October 26. A credit/fail option is available to students who so elect during the first two weeks of the term. This course will deal with selected aspects of the history, organization, economics, ethics, and possible futures of the legal profession in the United States. Likely topics will include, in addition to the ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct and other rules regulating lawyers: demographic changes in the profession; the evolution of law firms, bar associations, and law schools from the early twentieth century to the present; the development of corporate law, personal injury, mass torts, prosecutorial and criminal defense practices, and the "public-interest" bar; the dominant professional ethic of adversary-advocacy, and its critics; the regulation of lawyers; the economics of the market for legal services; the organization and culture of law firm practice; the role of the role of the lawyer as counselor; and the export of American lawyering models abroad. Self-scheduled examination, with option of a paper for extra graded credit. R.W. Gordon.

    Location: SLB - 129 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10125
    Exam: 10/27/2016 - 11/14/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Name
    Length: 24 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your name.

    Close
    • 20517-01
    • Comparative Administrative Law
    • Rose-Ackerman
    • Tue 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • -
    • limited enrollment (20)
    • exam with paper option
    Expand

    Comparative Administrative Law (20517). 2 or 3 units. A seminar comparing the administrative law system of the United States with those in other parts of the world. The seminar will focus on the way statutory and constitutional law guides and constrains policymaking by government ministries and independent agencies, and it will consider the oversight role of the courts and other bodies. The course will compare the U.S. with the EU, France, Germany, and the U.K., and it will also examine administrative law in the transition to democracy in emerging economies and in non-democracies such as China. The particular comparative focus will depend on student background and interest. Prerequisite: One course on administrative law (either of the United States or of any other country). Thus, LL.M. students are eligible if they have studied administrative law during their legal training. Bi-weekly reading responses and either a self-scheduled examination or a term paper. Three units of credit available for papers designed to earn Substantial Paper credit or for comparable papers by graduate students. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. Enrollment limited to twenty. S. Rose-Ackerman.

    Course Biddidng:In addition to ranking this course among limited enrollment bids, students should also submit a one-paragraph statement on interest in the topic and background in administrative law (in the U.S. or in other countries), including any relevant work or practice experience. The statements should be submitted by June 23 at 4:30 p.m.

    Location: SLB - 111 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10181
    Exam:
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 20518-01
    • Comparative Constitutional Law
    • Ackerman
      Calabresi
    • Thu 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment (19)
    • exam with paper option
    Expand

    Comparative Constitutional Law (20518). 3 units. An effort to define the key concepts adequate for an evaluation of the worldwide development of liberal constitutionalism since the Second World War. Enrollment limited to twenty. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. Also PLSC. B. Ackerman and S. Calabresi.

    Location: SLB - 124 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10068
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Name
    Length: 48 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your name.

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    • 20542-01
    • Comparing U.S. and European Constitutionalism
    • Grimm
    • Mon 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
      Wed 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam with paper option
    Expand

    Comparing U.S. and European Constitutionalism (20542). 2 units. Modern constitutionalism was invented in the United States, but soon adopted in many European countries. Both constitutional systems undoubtedly belong to the type of liberal democracies. But there are also striking differences, for instance, in the historical origin, which continues to exercise its influence today, and in the understanding of fundamental rights, the separation of powers, the function and acceptance of judicial review, constitutional amendments, the attitude toward international law, etc. Knowledge of these differences sharpens the understanding of one's own constitutional system, makes the deeper roots behind the differences visible, and furnishes alternatives that may be useful when it comes to interpreting constitutions and solving constitutional conflicts. At the end the question will be whether or not the constitutionalization process in the EU follows the American model of 1787. This course will meet for the first half of the semester, between August 29 and October 6. Students who complete Substantial Papers may earn a third unit for the course. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. D. Grimm

    Location: SLB - 113 (Mon)
    SLB - 113 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10129
    Exam:
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 20235-01
    • Controversies in Antidiscrimination Law
    • Franklin
    • Mon 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • limited enrollment
    • exam with paper option
    Expand

    Controversies in Antidiscrimination Law (20235). 2 units. One of the defining features of American antidiscrimination law over the past several decades has been the proliferation of grounds on which people have sought legal redress for discrimination. Antidiscrimination claims based on race, sex, and religion remain common, but courts today also confront antidiscrimination claims based on disability, sexual orientation, accent and language skills, weight, and appearance. Moreover, antidiscrimination claims today are not always brought by people conventionally understood to be victims of identity-based forms of discrimination: white people claim they have been discriminated against on the basis of race; men claim they have been discriminated against on the basis of sex; beautiful people claim they have been discriminated against on the basis of appearance. Some of these claims have been recognized by courts; others have been rejected. This seminar will examine which forms of discrimination have been outlawed and why the law protects individuals against some forms of discrimination and not others. Our overarching goal will be to think through the profound question of when discrimination is wrong and what the law should do about it. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. Enrollment limited. C. Franklin.

    Location: SLB - 113 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10113
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 224.5 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 20044-01
    • Convicting the Innocent
    • Duke
    • Wed 1:10 PM-3:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • -
    • limited enrollment (12)
    • exam with paper option
    Expand

    Convicting the Innocent (20044). 2 or 3 units. This course will explore the causes of and remedies for miscarriages of justice in which persons other than the perpetrators of criminal offenses are found guilty. The course will examine the processes of memory and suggestion, cognition, belief formation and resistance to change, lying and lie detection, the motivations and opportunities for fabricating evidence, imposter and unqualified experts, incompetent lawyers, poverty, and their relationships to legal rules and practices. Among the specific contexts in which the examinations will occur are allegations of child sexual abuse, stranger rapes, robberies, and murders. Some attention will be paid to the special problem of capital punishment. Students will be asked to present a topic during the term and to ask a question or make a comment during every class meeting. Attendance and participation is therefore required. Students who have selected writing topics and have had those topics approved by November 30th may receive writing credit in lieu of the examination. Others will take an open-book examination, for which they will receive 2 units of credit. The credits awarded for papers will depend on the work involved in the paper. Papers may qualify for Supervised Analytic Writing or Substantial Paper credit. Enrollment limited to twelve. Scheduled examination or paper option. S.B. Duke.

    Location: SLB - 110 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10093
    Exam: 12/13/2016 at 2:00 PM
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 20373-01
    • Democratic Constitutionalism
    • Post
      Siegel
    • Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • -
    • faculty permission
    • exam with paper option
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    Democratic Constitutionalism (20373). 2 or 3 units. The course will explore the relationship between judicial review and constitutional interpretation outside the courts. Over the semester we will address how those in Congress and the Executive Branch, as well as citizens in political parties and social movements, make claims on the Constitution. Using case histories involving gun rights, abortion, same-sex marriage, executive power, religion, poverty and health care, we will examine the roles that political mobilization and conflict play in the development of constitutional meaning inside and outside of courts. Enrollment limited. Permission of the instructors required. Self-scheduled examination (2 units) or, with approval, paper option (3 units). R.C. Post and R. Siegel.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among permission-of-instructor selections, students should submit a one-paragraph statement of interest explaining why they want to take the course by June 23 at 4:30 p.m.

    Location: SLB - 124 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10169
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 224.5 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your exam ID.

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    • 20269-01
    • International Criminal Law
    • Damaska
    • Wed 1:10 PM-3:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • -
    • limited enrollment (20)
    • exam with paper option
    Expand

    International Criminal Law (20269). 2 or 3 units. The seminar will begin with an inquiry into the goals of international justice. Do they depart from objectives of national criminal justice? Are they realistic? Do alternative responses to mass atrocities exist, or can they be developed? The sources of international criminal law will come up for examination next. Is their use compatible with the insistence of national justice systems that crimes should be clearly defined ex ante? If they are not compatible, can this fact be justified? After these general introductory themes, the crime of aggression, war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide are examined in some detail, both under the law of ad hoc tribunals and the law of the permanent interntional Criminal Court. The seminar will end with an examination of departures of international criminal procedure and evidence from the forms of justice prevailing in national law enforcement systems. Scheduled examination or paper option. Enrollment limited to twenty. M.R. Damaška.

    Location: SLB - 111 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10081
    Exam: 12/13/2016 at 2:00 PM SLB: 128
    Questions are not available online
    Name or Id: Name
    Length: 2 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your name.

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    • 20396-01
    • International Investment Law
    • Reisman
      Aguilar Alvarez Colunga
    • Mon 9:10 AM-11:00 AM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam with paper option
    Expand

    International Investment Law (20396). 2 units. As foreign direct investment has increased as a function of globalization, so have disputes about it. This seminar will examine the treaties (and their negotiation) concluded to encourage and regulate foreign investment, the international law and procedure applied in the third-party resolution of international investment disputes, and the critical policy issues that must now be addressed. Papers may qualify for Substantial Paper or Supervised Analytic Writing credit. Enrollment will be capped at twenty-five. Scheduled examination or paper option. W.M. Reisman and G. Aguilar-Alvarez.

    Location: SLB - 111 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10174
    Exam: 12/15/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 121
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Name
    Length: 8 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your name.

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    • 20551-01
    • The Law and Policy of the Private Pension System
    • Langbein
    • Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment (20)
    • exam with paper option
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    The Law and Policy of the Private Pension System (20551). 3 units. The private pension system now commands assets exceeding $13 trillion. Pension and employee benefit plans have become ubiquitous features of the modern employment relationship. The legal regulation of these plans is both an independent legal specialty and a subject that overlaps other fields, including corporations, bankruptcy, labor, tax, trust, domestic relations, employment discrimination, and health care law. This seminar will supply an introduction to the regulatory law, especially the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974, as amended, and the case law. Particular attention will be directed to the challenges brought about by the decline of traditional defined benefit pension plans and the rise of individual account plans, especially the problems associated with participant investing, employer stock plans, and lump-sum as opposed to annuitized distributions. Other topics of inquiry include ERISA's impact on health care finance and the troubled pension insurance system for defined benefit plans administered through the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Enrollment capped at twenty. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. J. H. Langbein

    Location: SLB - 108 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10145
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 20308-01
    • [The] Philosophy of Law I
    • Yaffe
    • Wed 10:10 AM-11:35 AM
      Fri 10:10 AM-11:35 AM
    • 3
    • -
    • limited enrollment (17)
    • exam with paper option
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    [The] Philosophy of Law I (20308). 3 units. This course will examine a variety of historically influential responses to basic questions concerning the nature and legitimacy 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. This course is the first half of a two-course sequence that continues with Philosophy of Law II. Enrollment limited to seventeen Law students. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. Also PHIL 703a. G. Yaffe.

    Location: SLB - 124 (Wed)
    SLB - 124 (Fri)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10203
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 20040-01
    • Public Order of the World Community: A Contemporary International Law
    • Reisman
    • Mon 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
      Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment (30)
    • exam with paper option
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    Public Order of the World Community: A Contemporary International Law (20040). 4 units. This introduction to contemporary international law will study the role of authority in the decision-making processes of the world community, at the constitutive level where international law is made and applied and where the indispensable institutions for making decisions are established and maintained, as well as in the various sectors of the public order that is established. Consideration will be given to formal as well as operational prescriptions and practice with regard to the participants in this system (states, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, political parties, pressure groups, multinational enterprises, other private associations, private armies and gangs, and individuals); the formal and informal arenas of interaction; the allocation of control over and regulation of the resources of the planet; the protection of people and the regulation of nationality; and the allocation among states of jurisdiction to make and apply law. In contrast to more traditional approaches, which try to ignore the role of power in this system, that role will be candidly acknowledged, and the problems and opportunities it presents will be explored. Special attention will be given to (1) theory; (2) the establishment, transformation, and termination of actors; (3) control of access to and regulation of resources, including environmental prescriptions; (4) nationality and human rights, and (5) the regulation of armed conflict. Enrollment will be capped at thirty. Scheduled examination or paper option. W.M. Reisman.

    Location: SLB - 122 (Mon)
    SLB - 122 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10175
    Exam: 12/19/2016 at 9:00 AM SLB: 121
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Name
    Length: 8 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your name.

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    • 20430-01
    • Public Welfare Law
    • Super
    • Mon 4:10 PM-5:35 PM
      Tue 4:10 PM-5:35 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam with paper option
    Expand

    Public Welfare Law (20430). 3 units. Few areas of law define a society's values more clearly than welfare law. In addition to obvious humanitarian concerns cited when programs for low-income people are established, policy judgments in this area are inevitably tinged with attitudes about the distribution of wealth, race, gender, and the scope that should be allowed to personal autonomy. Recent events, including the virtual elimination of cash assistance for low-income families in much of the country and the Affordable Care Act, have fundamentally changed what is possible in social policy, how social welfare issues are discussed, and the functions of lawyers, social scientists and policymakers. In this transformed landscape, this course will seek to discern persistent themes in social welfare law that provide insight into its future path. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. D.A. Super.

    Location: SLB - 128 (Mon)
    SLB - 128 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10189
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 8 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 20297-01
    • Regulation of Energy Extraction
    • Elliott
    • Mon 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • -
    • open enrollment (30)
    • exam with paper option
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    Regulation of Energy Extraction (20297). 2 or 3 units. This comparative risk course will explore the troubled intersection between energy and environmental policies. We will consider a diverse range of regulatory approaches to minimize adverse environmental effects of various forms of energy development. These include emerging issues regarding hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in the United States and European Union; regulation of off-shore drilling and lessons from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill; liability for natural resources and other damages from oil spills under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA90); the Fukushima, Three Mile Island and Chernobyl nuclear accidents; applicability of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to oil and coal leases on federal lands; the Endangered Species Act; visual pollution and other issues relating to windfarms; coal mine disasters; mountaintop mining and the Mine Safety Act; and tailings piles and the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA). The class will conclude by considering how concerns about climate change may affect the future of energy development. No prerequisites. Supervised Analytic Writing or Substantial Paper credit available. Enrollment capped at thirty. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. E.D. Elliott.

    Note: No more than three absences are permitted.

    Location: SLB - 112 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10098
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 4 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 20572-01
    • Religion and the Constitution(s)
    • Weil
    • Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam with paper option
    Expand

    Religion and the Constitution(s) (20572). 2 units. Modernity and liberal democracy are consonant with religious liberty, freedom of conscience, free speech, and different degrees of separation between religion and politics. But the way these principles are organized and interpreted varies across and within different national constitutional and legal regimes. Most recently, religious revivals and the development of religious diversity have challenged traditional arrangements. This course will examine the legal and constitutional status of religion in the United States in light of this evolving global climate, taking account of both different national contexts (e.g., the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America) as well as the places, discourses and topoi in which these new challenges occur (the public sphere, schools and universities, corporations, or the military; regarding prayers, religious symbols, creationism, state subsidies, etc.). Self-scheduled examination or paper option. P. Weil.

    Location: SLB - 111 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10200
    Exam: 12/12/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id

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    • 20099-01
    • Reproductive Rights and Justice
    • Franklin
    • Wed 3:10 PM-5:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • limited enrollment
    • exam with paper option
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    Reproductive Rights and Justice (20099). 2 units. Polling shows that Roe v. Wade is the most well-known Supreme Court case in American history. One reason this is so is that the battle over reproductive rights that began in earnest in the 1970s has never died down. The right to abortion remains at the center of multiple constitutional and political conflicts in this country; indeed, the right is more contested and controversial now than it was at the time Roe was decided. This seminar will examine the law and politics of the abortion question, with a particular eye toward understanding where we now stand with respect to this question and how we reached this point. Of course, conflict over reproductive rights is not simply about abortion. It encompasses questions about the regulation of sexuality, the family, and increasingly, reproductive technology, all of which we will discuss in this course. Though we will examine legal doctrine in all of these areas, none of these areas can be understood exclusively in terms of legal doctrine. Current controversies in reproductive rights law are powerfully shaped by the political and social worlds in which they arise, so we will spend time talking about how law has interacted with culture to produce these controversies. Our aim will be to understand how the legal doctrines and practical realities of reproductive rights interact with sex, race, religion, class, and party politics to shape some of the sharpest and most important legal and political conflicts of our time. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. Enrollment limited. C. Franklin.

    Location: SLB - 109 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10114
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 224.5 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 20104-01
    • Social Justice
    • Ackerman
    • Mon 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
      Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam with paper option
    Expand

    Social Justice (20104). 4 units. An examination of contemporary theories, together with an effort to assess their practical implications. Authors this year will include Peter Singer, Richard Posner, John Rawls, Robert Nozick, Michael Walzer, Marion Young, Avishai Margalit, and Cass Sunstein. Topics: animal rights, the status of children and the principles of educational policy, the relation of market justice to distributive justice, the status of affirmative action, and the rise of technocracy. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. Also PLSC 553a/PHIL 718a. B. Ackerman.

    Location: SLB - 129 (Mon)
    SLB - 129 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10069
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Name
    Length: 48 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your name.

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    • 20339-01
    • Topics in Law and Psychology
    • Tyler
    • Tue 8:10 AM-10:00 AM
    • 2 to 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam with paper option
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    Topics in Law and Psychology (20339). 2 or 3 units. This seminar is an introduction to areas of overlap between the field of psychology and law. It will touch upon the key areas of interface, including forensic science; eyewitness identification, lie detection, interrogation, decision making by judges and juries; issues of explicit and implicit racism/sexism; media violence; and the psychology consent. For each class, two or three students will write a short position paper (1 or 2 pages) on the readings for that week. In some cases, there are several topics covered, and students can choose the one they want to write about. Each student will then give brief presentation of the position paper at the beginning of the class. A 20-30 page paper on some topic of the material is an option. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. Also PSYC 626a. T.R. Tyler.

    Location: SLB - 124 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10193
    Exam: 12/12/2016 - 12/21/2016
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 8 hour(s)
    Notes: Use your Exam ID.

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    • 30163-01
    • Advanced Education Adequacy Project
    • Rosen
      Knopp
      Moodhe
    • 1 to 3
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Education Adequacy Project (30163). 1 to 3 units. Open only to students who have completed Education Adequacy Project. Permission of the instructors required. D. Rosen, A. Knopp, J.P. Moodhe, and A. Taubes.

    Course Bidding: Continuing 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
    CRN: 10285

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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
    Expand

    Advanced Supreme Court Advocacy (30181). 4 units (2 fall, 2 spring). Open only to students who have completed Supreme Court Advocacy. The course requires a full-year commitment. 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.

    Location: SLB - 124 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10128

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    • 30129-01
    • Advanced Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic: Seminar
    • Ahmad
      Orihuela
      Loyo
    • Mon 12:10 PM-1:00 PM
    • 1
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
    Expand

    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, 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.

    Location: SLB - 164 (Mon)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 10071

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    • 30138-01
    • Advanced Advocacy for Children and Youth Clinic: Fieldwork
    • Peters
      Gohara
    • 1 to 3
    • -
    • experiential
    • not applicable
    Expand

    Advanced Advocacy for Children and Youth Clinic: Fieldwork (30138). 1 to 3 units, graded or credit/fail at student option. A fieldwork-only option. Prerequisite: Advocacy for Children and Youth Clinic: Seminar and Fieldwork. Permission of the instructors required. J.K. Peters and M. Gohara.

    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: 11910

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    • 30102-01
    • Advanced Advocacy for Children and Youth Clinic: Seminar
    • Peters
      Gohara
    • 1 to 3
    • -
    • experiential
    • not applicable
    Expand

    Advanced Advocacy for Children and Youth Clinic: Seminar (30102). 1 unit, credit/fail. Open only to students who have completed Advocacy for Children and Youth Clinic Seminar and Fieldwork. Permission of the instructors required. J.K. Peters and M. Gohara.

    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.


    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 10166

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    • 30132-01
    • Advanced Community and Economic Development: Fieldwork
    • Lemar
      Muckenfuss
      Brown
    • 1 to 3
    • -
    • experiential
    • not applicable
    Expand

    Advanced Community and Economic Development: Fieldwork (30132). 1 to 3 units. Open only to students who have completed the Community and Economic Development Clinic. Permission of the instructors required. A. Singh Lemar, J.H. Brown, and C.F. Muckenfuss III.

    Course Bidding: Continuing students should list this clinic as their lowest preference 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
    CRN: 10150

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    • 30104-01
    • Advanced Community and Economic Development Clinic: Seminar
    • Lemar
      Muckenfuss
      Brown
    • 1 to 3
    • -
    • experiential
    • not applicable
    Expand

    Advanced Community and Economic Development Clinic: Seminar (30104) and Fieldwork (30132). The seminar is 1 unit, credit/fail; the fieldwork section is1 to 3 units, graded. Open only to students who have completed the Community and Economic Development Clinic. Permission of the instructors required. A. Singh Lemar, J.H. Brown, C.F. Muckenfuss III.

    Course Bidding: Continuing students should list this clinic as their lowest preference among experiential course selections Students who elect both the seminar and the fieldwork options should list each as their two lowest preferences.

    Note: The seminar meeting time will be determined once students' schedules have been settled and a coordinated time can be arranged.

    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: credit/fail
    CRN: 10149

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    • 30111-01
    • Advanced Educational Opportunity and Juvenile Justice Clinic
    • Forman
      Shaffer
      Gohara
    • 4
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
    Expand

    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. Enrollment limited. Permission of the instructors required. J. Forman, M. Gohara, and E. Shaffer.

    Note: The instructors 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 fall 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: 10111

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

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
    Expand

    Advanced Ethics Bureau (30167). 3 units. This course is for students who have already taken either the Ethics Bureau at Yale clinic or the instructor’s course, Traversing the Legal Minefield, 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.

    Location: SLB - 111 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10115

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    • 20032-01
    • Advanced Legal Writing
    • Harrison
    • Tue 12:35 PM-2:00 PM
      Thu 12:35 PM-2:00 PM
    • 3
    • Professional Skills
    • limited enrollment (10)
    • not applicable
    Expand

    Advanced Legal Writing (20032). 3 units. This course will provide practice in writing legal memoranda and briefs. Students will have the opportunity to refine analytical as well as writing skills. The goal of the course will be to take students beyond basic competence to excellence in legal writing. Open only to J.D. students. Enrollment limited to ten. R.D. Harrison.

    Location: SLB - 112 (Tue)
    SLB - 112 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10132

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    • 30176-01
    • Advanced Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic
    • Schulz
      Balkin
    • 1 to 4
    • -
    • null
    • not applicable
    Expand

    Advanced Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (30176). 1 to 4 units, credit/fail or grade. Open only to students who have completed the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic. Permission of the instructors required. D. Schulz and J.M. Balkin.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 15809

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    • 30179-01
    • Advanced San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project
    • Gerken
      Nardini
    • 1 to 4
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
    Expand

    Advanced SFALP (30179). 1 to 4 units, credit/fail, with a graded 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 T.M. Nardini.

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


    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10120

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    • 30126-01
    • Advanced Veterans Legal Services Clinic: Fieldwork
    • Wenzloff
      Kuzma
    • 1 to 4
    • -
    • experiential
    • not applicable
    Expand

    Advanced Veterans Legal Services Clinic: Fieldwork (30126). 1 to 4 units, graded or credit/fail at student option. Students may enroll in fieldwork section without enrollment in the seminar section.Prerequisite: Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Permission of the instructors required. M.R. Kuzma 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: 12009

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    • 30125-01
    • Advanced Veterans Legal Services Clinic: Seminar
    • Wenzloff
      Kuzma
    • 1
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
    Expand

    Advanced Veterans Legal Services Clinic: Seminar (30125). 1 unit, graded or credit/fail at student option. A weekly seminar session only for returning students. Advanced Veterans and Legal Services Clinic Fieldwork is a co-requisite; students must be enrolled in both the seminar and fieldwork sections. Prerequisite: Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Permission of the instructors required. M.R. Kuzma 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 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: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 12006

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    • 30130-01
    • Advanced Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic: Fieldwork
    • Ahmad
      Orihuela
      Loyo
    • 1 to 4
    • -
    • experiential
    • not applicable
    Expand

    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, 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: 10072

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    • 30218-01
    • Advanced Written Advocacy
    • Messing
    • Mon 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 3
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
    Expand

    Advanced Written Advocacy (30218). 3 units. This seminar will train students to advocate for their clients more effectively. To improve students' strategic writing, we will scrutinize excellent trial motions and appellate briefs to see how top practitioners tell their clients' stories, organize and build legal arguments, and advance their clients' strategic interests. We will also review numerous other types of litigation-related documents, including letters, memoranda, and complaints. Although the course will provide a fair amount of instruction about the stylistic side of "legal writing," it will focus on advocacy's more substantive, strategic facets. Students will prepare several assignments, at least one of which will be prepared as part of a team. N. Messing.

    Note: Students may not drop the course after the second class session begins.

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

    Location: BAKER - A422 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10156

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    • 30200-01
    • Advanced Appellate Litigation Project
    • Duke
      Daniels
      Dooley
    • Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 3
    • Professional Responsibility,

      Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
    Expand

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

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

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

    Location: SLB - K190A (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10097

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    • 30107-01
    • Advanced Criminal Justice Clinic: Seminar
    • Doherty
      Ullmann
      Orihuela
    • Thu 2:10 PM-3:00 PM
    • 1
    • -
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Criminal Justice Clinic: Seminar (30107). 1 unit, credit/fail . Prerequisite: Criminal Justice Clinic. Permission of the instructors required. F. Doherty, M. Orihuela, and T. Ullmann.

    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.

    Location: SLB - 108 (Thu)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 12249

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    • 30108-01
    • Advanced Criminal Justice Clinic: Fieldwork
    • Doherty
      Ullmann
      Orihuela
    • 2
    • -
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Criminal Justice Clinic: Fieldwork (30108). 2 units, credit/fail or graded, at student option. A fieldwork-only option. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice Clinic. Permission of the instructors required. F.M. Doherty, M. Orihuela, and T. Ullmann.

    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 or credit/fail
    CRN: 10092

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    • 30165-01
    • Advanced Environmental Protection Clinic
    • Galperin
      Suatoni
      Hawkins
    • 1 to 4
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential (20)
    • 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 to twenty. J. Galperin, D. Hawkins, and L. Suatoni.

    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10117

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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: 11958

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    • 30114-01
    • Advanced Immigration Legal Services Clinic: Seminar
    • Peters
    • 1 to 3
    • -
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Immigration Legal Services (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: 10168

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    • 30171-01
    • Advanced International Refugee Assistance Project
    • Heller
      Finkbeiner
    • 2 or 3
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced International Refugee Assistance Project (30171). 2 or 3 units. A fieldwork-only option. Prerequisite: Global Refugee Legal Assistance. 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: 10282

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    • 30202-01
    • Advanced Legal Assistance: Reentry Clinic
    • Eppler-Epstein
      Shaffer
    • 1 to 4
    • Experiential Requirement
    • 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 or credit/fail
    CRN: 10280

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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 J.D. 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 or credit/fail
    CRN: 10238

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    • 30117-01
    • Advanced Legal Services for Immigrant Communities
    • Wizner
    • 1 to 3
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Advanced Legal Services for Immigrant Communities (30117). 1 to 3 units, credit/fail. Open only to students who have taken Legal Services for Immigrant Communities. Open only to J.D. students. Permission of the instructors required. Enrollment limited to one. S. Wizner.

    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: 10205

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    • 30174-01
    • Advanced Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic
    • Silk
      Bjerregaard
      Metcalf
    • 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, H.R. Metcalf, and A. Bjerregaard.

    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 June 23.

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

    Location: BAKER - A005 (Fri)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10186

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    • 30196-01
    • Appellate Advocacy: The Art of Appellate Practice and Procedure
    • Schaller
    • Wed 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 3
    • Professional Responsibility,

      Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential (16)
    • not applicable
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    Appellate Advocacy: The Art of Appellate Practice and Procedure (30196). 3 units. This course will provide an introduction to appellate practice and procedure, designed to teach students the basic substantive knowledge and skills needed to advocate effectively on behalf of a client in an appellate court. The course begins with entry of judgment in the trial court and proceeds through preliminary motion practice, briefing and oral argument. Connecticut’s appellate rules will be applied. Students will act as lawyers in a simulated appellate case based on a trial record and transcript, as well as preside during class in various roles including roles of trial judge and appellate judge. In addition to the basic instruction and analysis of selected opinions, invited practitioners and judges will address appellate advocacy and legal analysis. Students will be required to submit a two-page reflection paper. Enrollment limited to sixteen. Permission of the instructor required. B.R. Schaller.

    Note: Accepted students will be notified following the early course selection period and will be asked to confirm their commitment to the course. First-day attendance is required. No drops will be permitted after the first class meeting.

    Location: SLB - 124 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10211

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    • 30225-01
    • Arbitration and Administrative Law Project
    • Ayres
    • Mon 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 1
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • 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 send a one-paragraph statement of interest to registrar.law@yale.edu by Monday, August 29 at 5:00pm. Professor Ayres plans to use these statements of interest to select course participants should the number of interested students exceed 25.

    Location: BAKER - A420 (Mon)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13972

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    • 20623-01
    • [The] Art of Argument: How to Write about the Law
    • Caplan
    • Mon 12:10 PM-2:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • faculty permission (15)
    • not applicable
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    [The] Art of Argument (20623). 2 units. The strong written argument is an essential aspect of effective legal advocacy. Lawyers must know how to convincingly present and marshal evidence for a client's position, in writing that is as clear and sharp as possible. Increasingly, lawyers also make use of the media to advocate for clients and causes. In the court of public opinion, it is especially important that lawyers write and speak in crisp, engaging, and persuasive terms.

    To build these skills, this class is designed to teach students how to write for a broad audience--via the op-ed page of a newspaper, a magazine, or a general-interest web site or blog, or in a book review to be published in a mainstream media outlet. The class will also discuss the ethics for lawyers of working as sources with the press, the responsibilities of lawyers to their clients in this context, and the responsibilities of journalists to their subjects and to the public. Students will learn (or improve on) how to use the media to educate the public and advocate for issues that are of professional interest. Multiple short writing assignments. Enrollment limited to fifteen. Permission of the instructor required. L. Caplan.

    Note: First-day attendance is required to hold place, including for any students on a waiting list. Students on the waiting list shuld definitely come because spaces often come open after the first class meeting.
    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among permission-of-instructor selections, students should submit a statement of interest (no more than 750 words); a non-fiction writing sample (no more than 1,500 words); and a CV by June 23 at 4:30 p.m. In addition to submitting these materials through the bidding site, students should also send them to the instructor at lincoln.caplan@yale.edu. In the statement, please say why you want to take the course; identify two or three legal issues you are keen to write about now for a general audience and why; briefly describe an experience you have had where you developed as a writer; and mention journalists or nonfiction writers you read regularly about legal affairs and say why they appear to you.

    Location: SLB - 110 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10204

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    • 20343-01
    • Brexit and the Law
    • Koh
    • Tue 12:10 PM-2:00 PM
    • 1
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Brexit and the Law (20343). 1 unit, credit/fail. The momentous June 2016 referendum calling for Great Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union has created extraordinary uncertainty. While the shock to the global economy was felt immediately, the broader political and legal ramifications of “Brexit” will likely be worked out over the next several years. This supervised reading group is designed to give the Yale Law School community a focal point for thoughtful discussion of these issues: a one-credit supervised reading and discussion group with expert invited guests that will meet during the first part of the Fall 2016 semester. Speakers will not present formal papers, but rather, share best thoughts on such “Brexit And” topics as: human rights, foreign policy, free trade, security, European Union law, international law and organizations, and the future of Scotland and Ireland. Students will receive 1 ungraded credit for attending and doing the assigned reading (to be posted on the course website), which may become graded credit if the student also writes a short paper (5-7 pages) on the “Brexit And…” topic of their choice. H.H. Koh.

    Note: Under Law School rules, the decision to take the course for a graded credit must be irrevocably made no later than 4:30 p.m. Sept. 9, 2016.

    Course Meetings: Although the course schedule will vary based on speaker availability, the regular time will be Tuesday, either 12:10-2 pm or 6:10-8 pm, starting on August 30 and ending on November 1, 2016. More course details will be presented at the first session, which will be held in the Faculty Lounge on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

    Location: SLB - FAC-LOUNGE (Tue)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 14257

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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, the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, or Connecticut Public Defenders. 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 summer 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 plan to take 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 Sia Sanneh.

    Course Bidding Information: List this clinic among your 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. In the paper or project you completed for Capital Punishment: Race, Poverty, Disadvantage or some other example of your legal analysis and writing. Statements must be sent directly to Professor Bright (stephen.bright@yale.edu) by June 23 at 4:30 p.m. You may also upload a second copy of your submission through the YLS:Courses bidding system.

    Location: SLB - 108 (Tue)
    SLB - 108 (Thu)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 10078

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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 (4)
    • 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 two types of cases: federal sentencing proceedings and Connecticut state parole hearings. 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. Additionally, students will present oral arguments at their clients’ federal hearings and will prepare state-sentenced clients to testify before the parole board. Open only to J.D. students. Enrollment is limited to four. Permission of the instructor required. M. Gohara.

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

    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.

    Location: SLB - 108 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 10124

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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 four. 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: 10287

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    • 30197-01
    • Civil Litigation Practice
    • Gold
      Acee
    • Wed 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.

    Location: BAKER - A420 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10123

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    • 30131-01
    • Community and Economic Development: Fieldwork
    • Lemar
      Muckenfuss
      Brown
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential (8)
    • not applicable
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    Community and Economic Development: Fieldwork (30131). 2 units, credit/fail or graded, at student option. Must be taken in conjunction with the Community and Economic Development Clinic. Permission of the instructors required. A. Singh Lemar and C.F. Muckenfuss III.

    Course Bidding Information: Students who apply to the seminar section and are accepted will be enrolled in the fieldwork section, so there is no need 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; Temporary Restraining Order Project.


    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 10148

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    • 30103-01
    • Community and Economic Development Clinic
    • Lemar
      Muckenfuss
      Brown
    • Mon 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
      Wed 2:10 PM-3:00 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential (8)
    • not applicable
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    Community and Economic Development Clinic (30103) and Fieldwork (30131). 2 units, credit/fail or graded at student option, for each section (4 units total). Students must be enrolled in the seminar and fieldwork sections simultaneously. CED explores the role of lawyers and the law in building wealth and opportunity in low-income communities. The clinic focuses on issues of neighborhood revitalization, social entrepreneurship, sustainable development and financial inclusion as they relate to community and economic development. Students in CED represent and partner with community organizations, nonprofits, community development financial institutions, neighborhood associations, and small foundations. These client organizations share an interest in promoting economic opportunity and socioeconomic mobility among low- and moderate-income people.

    Students will represent clients in a range of legal matters including formation and governance of for-profit, not-for-profit and hybrid entities, negotiating and drafting contracts, developing employment and other policies, structuring real estate transactions, resolving zoning and environmental issues, providing tax advice, drafting and advocating for legislation and appearing before administrative agencies. CED engages students in local work that can then be used to inform policy development at the local, state and federal levels. Students will gain skills in client contact, contract drafting, transactional lawyering, legal research and writing, regulatory and legislative advocacy, administrative agency contact and negotiation. The class seminar will meet once a week for two hours and once a week for one hour and will cover federal, state and local policies affecting urban and suburban places; substantive law in tax, real estate development, and corporate governance; and transactional and regulatory lawyering skills, such as negotiating and drafting contracts. Each student will meet with faculty once a week for fieldwork supervision. The clinic is open to students from the Schools of Law, Management, Divinity, Forestry & Environmental Studies, Public Health, and Architecture with prior approval from a faculty member. Enrollment limited to eight. Permission of the instructors required. A. Singh Lemar, J.H. Brown, and C.F. Muckenfuss III.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among experiential course selections, students should submit a short statement of interest (not to exceed two pages) by 4:30 p.m. on June 23.

    Note: Because client work begins immediately and is subject to professional rules including attorney-client confidentiality, this clinic is not a class that students will have the opportunity to "shop." Admitted students will receive early notice and will be required to confirm their commitment to the clinic before the opening of the add/drop period.
    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; Temporary Restraining Order Project.

    Location: SLB - 108 (Mon)
    SLB - 108 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 10147

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    • 20507-01
    • Corporate Finance
    • Tookes
    • Tue 10:10 AM-11:30 AM
      Thu 10:10 AM-11:30 AM
    • 3
    • -
    • limited enrollment (5)
    • not applicable
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    Corporate Finance (20507). 3 units. This course will focus on financial management from the perspective of inside the corporation or operating entity. It will use lectures to develop the theory, and cases and problem sets to provide applications. Topics covered include capital budgeting and valuation; capital structure; initial public offerings; mergers; and corporate restructuring. This course will follow the School of Management calendar. Also MGT 541a.. H. Tookes.

    Note: This course is offered in two sections. There will be five places for Law students in each section, for a total of 10 places. Any additional spaces are subject to the School of Management cap.

    Location: EVANS - 2400 (Tue)
    EVANS - 2400 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10191

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    • 20507-02
    • Corporate Finance
    • Tookes
    • Tue 1:00 PM-2:20 PM
      Thu 1:00 PM-2:20 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • limited enrollment (5)
    • not applicable
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    Corporate Finance (20507). 3 units. This course will focus on financial management from the perspective of inside the corporation or operating entity. It will use lectures to develop the theory, and cases and problem sets to provide applications. Topics covered include capital budgeting and valuation; capital structure; initial public offerings; mergers; and corporate restructuring. This course will follow the School of Management calendar. Also MGT 541a.. H. Tookes.

    Note: This course is offered in two sections. There will be five places for Law students in each section, for a total of 10 places. Any additional spaces are subject to the School of Management cap.

    Location: EVANS - 2400 (Tue)
    EVANS - 2400 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10192

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    • 30182-01
    • Criminal Justice Reform: Theory and Research in Action
    • Meares
      Quattlebaum
      Tyler
    • Tue 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 3 or 3
    • Professional Skills
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Criminal Justice Reform: Theory and Research in Action (30182). 3 units. We are at a pivotal moment with respect to American policing (and arguably the U.S. criminal justice system more generally). Police shootings in Ferguson, North Charleston, Cleveland, and Cincinnati —as well as the death of Eric Garner after police put him in a chokehold in Staten Island and the death of Freddie Gray after he was transported in a police van in Baltimore—have brought national attention to the questions of how police should do their jobs and even how that job should be defined. Perhaps at no point since the 1960’s, when the Kerner Commission wrote an influential report on American policing following a period of widespread urban unrest, have long-held assumptions about the purposes and methods of policing been called so deeply into question. Academics and researchers can and should be a part of the conversation about how to make policing (and all of the components of criminal justice operation) simultaneously more effective, just, and democratic.

    Participants in this workshop will explore theories (procedural justice, legitimacy, social network analysis, implicit bias, among others) and empirical findings that are being marshaled to re-think the function and form of policing. They will also engage in research projects and public policy advocacy that aim to give these ideas practical effect. Our immodest goal is that participants should have an opportunity to help define the face of American policing in the 21st century. We meet weekly; preparation and attendance at these discussions are required for credit. If you need to miss a class, please be in touch with the professors in advance of the meeting. Students missing more than two sessions without permission will not receive credit. Graded credit may be available to students who wish to write papers (including Substantial Papers and Supervised Analytic Writing papers) in connection with this course. Enrollment limited. Permission of the instructors is required. T. Meares, T.R. Tyler, and M. Quattlebaum.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among experiential course selections, students should submit a one-paragraph statement of why they would like to join the workshop and what they hope to get out of the course. Students who have worked on the project in previous terms should indicate that experience in their statement. Statements should be submitted by June 23 at 4:30 p.m.

    Note: In addition to the regular meeting time, students accepted in this workshop should hold Monday from 4 pm until 5 pm for supervision meetings for their experiential work.

    Location: SLB - 112 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10194

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    • 30105-01
    • Criminal Justice Clinic: Seminar
    • Doherty
      Bruce
      Birckhead
    • 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, T.R. Birckhead, 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 Fall 2016 clinic, these all-day sessions will be held on August 25 and 26, 2016. 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 June 23, 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.

    Location: SLB - 111 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10090

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    • 30106-01
    • Criminal Justice Clinic: Fieldwork
    • Doherty
      Bruce
      Birckhead
    • 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, T.R. Birckhead, 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: 10091

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

      Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Education Adequacy Project (30162). 3 units. The Education Adequacy Project (EAP) provides a unique opportunity for students to participate in and help lead institutional reform litigation. The EAP pursues a single complex lawsuit to ensure the State of Connecticut provides all Connecticut children with adequate and equitable educations. Students work with attorneys at Debevoise & Plimpton as well as local counsel in an integrated team. A four-month trial took place in the Spring of 2016, and as of this writing it is anticipated that the case will be in the post-trial or appellate stages during the fall semester. Students have to date played a significant role in determining the case's litigation strategy. Class time is devoted to litigation strategy and discussion with supervising attorneys; training in litigation skills; and internal clinic logistics.

    New students should be aware that the long trial and years of pretrial proceedings have created a massive record, and it will be difficult to become familiar with the case. However the clinic will accept a limited number of new students if they are exceptionally interested and eager to participate. 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 send a short e-mail describing their interest in the clinic by 4:30 p.m. on June 23.

    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.

    Location: SLB - 113 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10286

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

      Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Environmental Protection Clinic (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 instructor. Enrollment limited. Also F&ES 970b. J. Galperin, D. Hawkins, and L. Suatoni.

    Course Bidding: Brief statement of interest (fewer than 500 words) and CV required. Students should contact Professor Galperin for a list of available projects and a description of the application process in order to complete all necessary steps, in addition to listing this course among experiential course selections, before June 23 at 4:30 p.m.

    Note: First-day attendance is required. Students may not drop the clinic after they have been assigned to a client.

    Location: SLB - 124 (Tue)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 10116

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    • 30166-01
    • Ethics Bureau at Yale: Pro Bono Professional Responsibility Advice and Advocacy
    • Fox
    • Mon 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 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 fifteen 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 the instructor’s ethics class. Open only to J.D. students. Enrollment limited. Permission of the instructor required. L. Fox.

    Course Selection: In addition to listing this course among the experiential course selections, interested students should also submit a short statement of interest by the close of the bidding period on June 23 at 4:30 p.m. In the statement, students should describe their interest in participation in the ethics bureau and any relevant background.

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

    Location: SLB - 111 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10112

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    • 20223-01
    • Federal Income Taxation: Business and Financial Basics
    • Alstott
    • Thu 2:05 PM-3:00 PM
    • 1
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Federal Income Taxation: Business and Financial Basics (20223). 1 unit, 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.

    Location: SLB - 127 (Thu)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 10074

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    • 20304-01
    • Foundations of Health Law and Policy
    • Gluck
    • Mon 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • faculty permission
    • not applicable
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    Foundations of Health Law and Policy (20304). 2 units. This seminar will center around a series of classic, famous books on health care, ranging from Starr’s Social Transformation of American Medicine, to Gawande’s Being Mortal, to Mukherjee’s Emperor of All Maladies, to Solomon’s Far From the Tree. Each week will bring discussion of a new book and its implications for health policy and also for health law. Several authors will be invited to class to participate. Grading will be based entirely on three types of student participation: students are expected to read each book (approximately 300 pages per week) and come well prepared to discuss; a one-paragraph response will be due the evening before each class; and each student will be responsible for leading class discussion one session. Class leaders are responsible for thinking through, researching and presenting to the class which laws and law-related themes relate to book readings of the week. Enrollment limited. Permission of the instructor required. A.R. Gluck.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among permission-of-the-instructor selections, students should submit a statement of interest by June 23, 4:30 p.m.

    Location: SLB - 110 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10121

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    • 50110-01
    • Graduate Seminar
    • Rose-Ackerman
    • Tue 6:10 PM-7:30 PM
    • 1
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Graduate Seminar (50110). 1 unit, credit/fail. This course will offer LLM students an opportunity to explore current legal scholarship in a wide range of public and private law areas, including U.S., comparative and international law. Weekly sessions will feature Yale Law School faculty leading discussions of recent and current research. LLM students, for whom this class was designed, are strongly encouraged to participate; they receive enrollment automatically and need to notify the instructor if they choose not to enroll. S. Rose-Ackerman.

    Location: SLB - 121 (Tue)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 10243

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    • 20134-01
    • 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 (20134). 1 unit. 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. 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. The workshop will meet bi-weekly. P.W. Kahn and J.J. Silk.

    Location: SLB - FAC-LOUNGE (Thu)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 10140

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

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential (4)
    • not applicable
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    Immigration Legal Services Clinic: Seminar (30113) and Fieldwork (30140). 2 units, graded or credit/fail, at student option for each part (4 units total). The clinic specializes 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 course 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.

    Location: SLB - 111 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 10167

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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.

    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: 11952

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    • 20673-01
    • 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 (20673). 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.

    Location: SLB - 110 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10079

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    • 20355-01
    • The Internet and U.S. National Security
    • Goldsmith
    • Mon 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • faculty permission (20)
    • not applicable
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    [The] Internet and U.S. National Security (20355). 2 units. This seminar will examine national security issues related to the Internet and digital communications, broadly conceived. The focus will be on the tensions between (1) U.S. operations (military, intelligence, economic), interests, security (including economic security), and regulation, as they relate to the Internet, and (2) foreign and global operations, interests, security, and regulation, as they relate to the Internet. Topics will include the impact of the Snowden revelations, international law related to electronic surveillance, national law enforcement and the cloud, the territoriality of data, MLATs, the global element of the encryption debate, offensive cyber operations and international law, private regulation of global internet issues (by, e.g., ICANN, IETF, and IT firms), and global financial regulation of Internet transmissions. The reading will be on the heavy side. Students will write eight 2-3 page reaction papers on the weeks of their choosing and, for an optional extra unit, a paper on a topic related to the seminar. Prerequisite: a course or seminar in national security law or international law or cybersecurity; or experience in a topic related to the class. Enrollment limited to twenty. Permission of the instructor required. J. Goldsmith.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among permission-of-instructor selections, please send a resume and statement of interest to qashat@law.harvard.edu by June 23 at 4:30 pm. In the statement, please note the prerequisites and your background in this area. You may also upload a copy of the resume and statement of interest through the bidding system.

    Note: First-day attendance is required.

    Location: BAKER - A005 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10235

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    • 30134-01
    • Juvenile Justice Clinic: Fieldwork
    • Birckhead
    • 2
    • Professional Responsibility,

      Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Juvenile Justice Clinic: Fieldwork (30134). 2 units, credit/fail, with a graded option. Must be taken simultaneously with the seminar portion. Open only to J.D. students. Enrollment limited. Permission of the instructor required. T.R. Birckhead.

    Course Bidding: Students who bid on and are accepted in the seminar portion of the clinic will be automatically enrolled in the fieldwork section. Students do not need to bid on the fieldwork section.

    Note: Because of the frequency of court appearances, students must keep two each week (Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, 9 a.m. -- 1 p.m. and 2 - 4 p.m.), free from other obligations. Due to immediate commitments to our clients, Professor Birckhead 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.

    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; Temporary Restraining Order Project.


    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 10083

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    • 30133-01
    • Juvenile Justice Clinic: Seminar
    • Birckhead
    • Tue 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Responsibility,

      Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Juvenile Justice Clinic (30133) and Fieldwork (30134). 2 units, credit/fail, with a graded option, for each part (4 units total). The clinic and fieldwork must be taken simultaneously. Students represent children and youth in juvenile cases in the Superior Court for Juvenile Matters courthouse on Whalley Avenue in New Haven. Students handle all aspects of their clients' cases under the direct supervision of clinical faculty. Students learn how to build relationships with clients and their families, investigate and develop their cases, construct persuasive case theories, negotiate with opposing counsel, prepare motions and briefs, and advocate for youth in court. Students also explore the legal framework governing the representation of youth in juvenile delinquency cases, including the rules of professional responsibility. Throughout, students are encouraged to think critically about the operation of the juvenile justice system and to reflect on opportunities for reform. Class will meet weekly with occasional supplemental sessions to be arranged. Additionally, students will attend weekly case supervision sessions. Because of the frequency of court appearances, students must keep two days each week (Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, 9 a.m–1 p.m. and 2 - 4 p.m.) free from other obligations. Open only to J.D. students. Enrollment limited. Permission of the instructor required. T.R. Birckhead.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this clinic among experiential course selections, interested students must submit a statement of interest, a CV, and a signed statement of understanding the commitment to continued case work until graduation by the close of the bidding period on June 23.

    Note: Due to our immediate commitments to our clients, Professor Birckhead 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.

    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; Temporary Restraining Order Project .

    Location: SLB - 113 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 10082

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    • 20227-01
    • Law and Cognition: Seminar
    • Kahan
    • Tue 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment (25)
    • not applicable
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    Law and Cognition: Seminar (20227). 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.

    Location: SLB - 111 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10139

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    • 20036-01
    • 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 (20036). 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 1 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. Permission of the instructors required. C. Jolls and R. Romano.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among permission-of-the-instructor courses, students should email Professor Jolls by the end of the bidding period on June 23, 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.

    Note: The workshop meets on alternating Thursdays. The specific calendar will be announced at the beginning of the term.

    Location: SLB - 121 (Thu)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 10136

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    • 30191-01
    • Legal Assistance
    • Dineen
    • Fri 12:10 PM-2:00 PM
    • 3
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential (4)
    • not applicable
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    Legal Assistance (30191). 3 units, credit/fail. A clinical seminar, using classroom, field work, and simulation experiences in the general area of legal assistance for the poor. Students will work eight to twelve hours per week in a local legal aid office and will attend weekly classroom sessions. The seminar will be practice-oriented, moving from developing solutions for specific client problems to general discussions of landlord-tenant, consumer, domestic relations, welfare, and other legal subjects of special concern to the urban poor, as well as issues of broader social policy. The seminar will also focus on the development of professional responsibility and lawyering skills, such as interviewing, negotiating, counseling, drafting, and litigation. A few placements for criminal defense work in state court will also be available. Enrollment limited to four. F.X. Dineen.

    Note: Students may not be enrolled in an LSO clinic andany 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: 10283

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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 (8)
    • 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 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 eight. 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: All students are expected to attend the first day of class.


    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 10279

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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 (16)
    • 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 can expect to work both on individual cases and on policy matters arising from needs in the community. Community partners will refer cases to the clinic, and no substantive area of law will be 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 sixteen. 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 June 23 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: 10236

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

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential (16)
    • 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 sixteen. 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: 10237

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    • 30172-01
    • Liman Project: Incarceration, Isolation, and Criminal Justice Reform
    • Resnik
      Fernandez
      Van Cleave
      Bell
    • 2
    • Professional Skills
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Liman Project: Incarceration, Isolation, and Criminal Justice Reform (30172). 2 units, credit/fail with a graded option. This project enables students, working in groups, to learn about the law of incarceration and to work on understanding facets of incarceration. One ongoing project involves studying how prisons use and regulate long-term isolation (sometimes called “solitary confinement,” or “restricted housing” or “administrative segregation”) and working on how to reduce the number of persons in isolation and the degrees of isolation for those in such placements. The Liman Program 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. 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 June 23, 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 instructor. 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: 10177

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    • 30178-01
    • Local Government in Action: San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project
    • Gerken
      Nardini
    • 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 in the fall are expected to make a one-year commitment (both fall and spring semesters). In addition, students enrolling in this course for the first time in Fall 2016 must complete their one-year commitment in the course to receive professional responsibility credit. The ethics component of the clinic will be taught during the fall term.Permission of the instructors required. H. Gerken and T.M. Nardini.

    Course Selection: List this clinic among the experiential course selections. If you would like to enroll, please submit one paragraph on why you are interested in local government work as well as your resume by June 23, 4:30 p.m.

    Location: SLB - 111 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10119

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    • 30173-01
    • Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic
    • Silk
      Bjerregaard
      Metcalf
    • 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 (combined with the advanced clinic). Permission of the instructors required. J.J. Silk, H.R. Metcalf, and A. Bjerregaard.

    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 June 23. 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 instructor before enrolling.

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

    Location: SLB - 108 (Tue)
    BAKER - A005 (Fri)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 10185

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    • 30175-01
    • Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic
    • Schulz
      Balkin
    • Thu 10:10 AM-12:00 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. The course will be a two-term offering (3 or 4 units each term). Enrollment limited. Permission of the instructors required. D. Schulz and J.M. Balkin.

    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 a CV to the instructor (jack.balkin@yale.edu) by June 23, 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.

    Location: BAKER - A422 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 10184

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    • 30119-01
    • Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation Clinic
    • Gentes
    • Wed 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • Professional Skills
    • experiential (12)
    • not applicable
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    Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation Clinic (30119). 2 or 3 units, credit/fail for students' first term; students may opt into grading after the first term. Students in this clinical seminar will represent homeowners fighting foreclosure in Connecticut state and federal court. They will advise clients both inside and outside the courthouse and appear in court multiple times during the semester through the clinic's limited-scope representation program, "Attorney for Short Calendar." Students will also have an ongoing caseload in which they will conduct motion practice and discovery, including legal research and writing, as well as represent clients in Connecticut foreclosure mediation. Clinic students also engage in novel affirmative litigation against the mortgage industry and engage in appellate work through direct representation in Connecticut and amicus work nationwide. Weekly seminars focus on case preparation, skill development, and housing policy (with an emphasis on discriminatory and abusive lending, as well as the government's enabling of and response to such practices). Open only to J.D. students. Enrollment limited to twelve. J. Gentes.

    Course Bidding: Because the clinic represents Spanish-speaking clients with limited English proficiency, we need at least a few students who are fluent in Spanish. Students who fit the bill should email Professor Gentes during the bidding period (jeffrey.gentes@yale.edu), as well as submit the question through the YLS:Courses bidding system.

    Note: Attendance at first class meeting is required and students cannot drop after that.

    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.

    Location: SLB - 112 (Wed)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 10118

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    • 20137-01
    • Multilaterial Institutions in the Twenty-First Century
    • DiCarlo
    • Mon 1:30 PM-3:20 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • faculty permission (4)
    • not applicable
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    Multilateral Institutions in the Twenty-First Century (20137). 2 units. The multilateral system developed after the Second World War has served as the foundation for peace and prosperity for seventy years. Today's threats are, however, no longer limited to cross-border conflicts between states but increasingly involve actions by non-state actors, conflicts within states and global issues. This course will examine the relevance of these institutions to meeting these challenges and will explore the relations among existing and emerging powers and regional groupings. Class attendance, oral presentation, 1 short paper, and 1 longer paper required. Permission of the instructor required. Limited to four Law students. Also GLBL 695a. R. DiCarlo.

    Note: This course will meet according to the Graduate School calendar. The first class meeting for Monday classes will be on Friday, September 2. The next class will be on Monday, September 12 and meet on Mondays thereafter.

    Location: WTS - A70 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 13396

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    • 30224-01
    • Native Peacemaking Fieldwork
    • Watts
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential (12)
    • not applicable
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    Native Peacemaking Fieldwork (30224). 2 units. The fieldwork section must be taken simultaneously with the seminar. Enrollment limited to twelve. Permission of the instructor required. S.K. Watts.

    Course Bidding: Students who are accepted in the seminar will also be enrolled in the fieldwork section. Students must bid on the seminar section; it is not necessary to bid on the fieldwork section, as both sections must be taken simultaneously.


    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10199

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    • 30221-01
    • Native Peacemaking: Seminar
    • Watts
    • Mon 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Skills,

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential (12)
    • not applicable
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    Native Peacemaking Seminar (30221) and Fieldwork (30224). 2 units for each component (4 units total). The seminar and fieldwork must be taken simultaneously. This seminar in Native Peacemaking will give students a unique opportunity to study and practice this indigenous form of conflict resolution, as well as to engage in meaningful Peacemaking-related project work for Native American tribes.

    Students will be introduced to Federal Indian Law with special emphasis on how federal laws impact tribal sovereignty, self-determination, and tribal dispute resolution. Students will also receive significant mediation skills training to introduce them to party-driven dispute resolution, and they will practice those skills in a series of exercises and role plays. After mediation skills training is complete, students will receive formal Peacemaking training and participate in Peacemaking Circles. No pre-requisites are required. Enrollment limited to twelve. Permission of the instructor required. S.K. Watts.

    Course Bidding: Students should bid on the Seminar component (LAW 30221). All students who are accepted to the seminar will then also be enrolled in the fieldwork component. It is not necessary to bid on the fieldwork component (LAW 30224). In addition to listing this course among experiential course selections, students should submit a CV and statement of interest describing the reason the student wants to take the course by June 23 at 4:30 p.m.

    Note: This course requires significant team project work and client service. Accepted students will be notified before the add/drop period opens and they will be asked to confirm their acceptance. No student may drop the course once accepted.

    Location: SLB - 112 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10198

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    • 20035-01
    • Organizational Law and Finance: Directed Research
    • Morley
    • 2 or 3
    • -
    • faculty permission (6)
    • not applicable
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    Organizational Law and Finance: Directed Research (20035). 2 or 3 units. Students enrolled in this course will independently craft a research project or identify a set of readings related to organizational law or finance. Topics may include corporate finance, securities regulation, the structure and regulation of investment funds, and the elements of corporate organization. Enrollment limited to six. Permission of the instructor required. J.D. Morley.

    Course Application: Interested students should submit a statement of interest describing in general terms the nature of the project the student wishes to pursue. A statement of interest does not need to contain a specific research idea or topic. Please send the statement to Professor Morley by email before the first day of classes on August 29.


    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 14022

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    • 30193-01
    • Prosecution Externship and Instruction
    • Stith
      Brennan
      Silverman
      Perry
    • 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, before, during, and after trial. Federal placements are available in the United States Attorney’s Office in New Haven or in Bridgeport. The federal caseload is varied, from drug trafficking to securities fraud to civil rights to appellate work. The State’s Attorney’s Office in New Haven, which also has a varied but faster-paced docket, generally can take one or two student placements. Federal placement requires 168 hours for three credits and state placement requires 112 hours for two credits.

    All students are required to attend weekly class sessions. These sessions are intended to cover the life of a criminal case, including the stages of investigation, charging, plea negotiation, trial, sentencing, appeal, and collateral attack. The class sessions will focus in depth on a handful of prosecutions as examples of the foregoing stages of a criminal case. The class sessions also aim to incorporate the perspectives of different players in the criminal justice system, including the U.S. Attorney, agents, public defenders, probation officers, and judges. Woven throughout these class sessions are discussions of ethics and professional responsibility. The course covers a prosecutor’s discovery obligations under Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963); Giglio v. United States, 405 U.S. 150 (1972); and Jencks v. United States, 353 U.S. 657 (1957) (as codified at 18 U.S.C. § 3500). It also covers pertinent Model Rules of Professional Responsibility, including but not limited to Rules 3.3 (candor toward the tribunal), 3.4 (fairness to opposing party and counsel), 3.5 (impartiality and decorum of the tribunal), 3.6 (trial publicity), 3.7 (lawyer as witness), 3.8 (special responsibilities of a prosecutor), 4.1 (truthfulness in statements to others), 4.2 (communication with person represented by counsel), and 4.3 (dealing with unrepresented person).

    Students will be required to keep track of the hours they have worked. Placement at the U.S. Attorney’s Office must be arranged at least four months in advance, to allow time for security clearance procedures. Student participation in the federal program is subject to successful clearance through a federal background check. Students also apply for placement at the State’s Attorney’s Office during the previous term. Although enrollment is limited and permission of the instructors is required, timing 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. Conflict check with LSO also is required. K. Stith, L. Brennan, A. Perry, and M. Silverman.

    Course Bidding Information: Select this course as your lowest weight 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: 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 on August 31 will be at the Law School in SLB 120. Thereafter, the class will meet at the U.S. Attorney's Office.


    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 10207

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    • 50100-01
    • RdgGrp:Anti-Oppression&theLaw
    • Chua
    • 1
    • Supervised Research/ Reading Group
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 15034

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    • 50100-06
    • RdgGrp:CntmprryIsssLglSchlrshp
    • Witt
    • 1
    • Supervised Research/ Reading Group
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 15039

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    • 50100-09
    • RdgGrp:Evaluating Liberalism
    • Yaffe
    • 1
    • Supervised Research/ Reading Group
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 15322

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    • 50100-02
    • RdgGrp:HistChnsPoltclLglThght
    • Zhang
    • 1
    • Supervised Research/ Reading Group
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 15035

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    • 50100-03
    • RdgGrp:IndigenousLawUS&Canada
    • Kysar
    • 1
    • Supervised Research/ Reading Group
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 15036

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    • 50100-05
    • RdgGrp:Law&FinancialTechnology
    • Macey
    • 1
    • Supervised Research/ Reading Group
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 15038

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    • 50100-10
    • RdgGrp:MoneyPoliticRightElectn
    • Schleicher
    • 1
    • Supervised Research/ Reading Group
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 15403

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    • 50100-07
    • RdgGrp:OrignlismTheoryPractice
    • Priest
    • 1
    • Supervised Research/ Reading Group
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 15041

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    • 50100-04
    • RdgGrp:ProgressveSchlrshpWkshp
    • Siegel
    • 1
    • Supervised Research/ Reading Group
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 15037

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    • 40001-01
    • Supervised Research
    • Ackerman
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15207

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    • 40001-02
    • Supervised Research
    • Alstott
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15208

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    • 40001-04
    • Supervised Research
    • Ayres
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15210

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    • 40001-05
    • Supervised Research
    • Balkin
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15211

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    • 40001-06
    • Supervised Research
    • Chua
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15212

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    • 40001-07
    • Supervised Research
    • Doherty
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15213

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    • 40001-08
    • Supervised Research
    • Duke
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15214

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    • 40001-09
    • Supervised Research
    • Eskridge
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15215

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    • 40001-12
    • Supervised Research
    • Gerken
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15218

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    • 40001-14
    • Supervised Research
    • Gluck
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15220

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    • 40001-17
    • Supervised Research
    • Hathaway
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15223

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    • 40001-18
    • Supervised Research
    • Jolls
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15224

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    • 40001-22
    • Supervised Research
    • Kohler-Hausmann
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15228

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    • 40001-23
    • Supervised Research
    • Kronman
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15229

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    • 40001-24
    • Supervised Research
    • Kysar
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15230

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    • 40001-26
    • Supervised Research
    • Listokin
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15232

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    • 40001-27
    • Supervised Research
    • Macey
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15233

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    • 40001-29
    • Supervised Research
    • Meares
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15236

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    • 40001-30
    • Supervised Research
    • Morley
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15237

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    • 40001-31
    • Supervised Research
    • Peters
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15238

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    • 40001-33
    • Supervised Research
    • Priest
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15240

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    • 40001-35
    • Supervised Research
    • Reisman
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15242

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    • 40001-36
    • Supervised Research
    • Resnik
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15243

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    • 40001-37
    • Supervised Research
    • Rodriguez
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15244

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    • 40001-38
    • Supervised Research
    • Romano
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15245

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    • 40001-39
    • Supervised Research
    • Rose-Ackerman
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15246

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    • 40001-43
    • Supervised Research
    • Siegel
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15250

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    • 40001-45
    • Supervised Research
    • Stith
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15252

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    • 40001-46
    • Supervised Research
    • Tyler
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15253

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    • 40001-47
    • Supervised Research
    • Whitman
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15254

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    • 40001-48
    • Supervised Research
    • Witt
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15255

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    • 40001-49
    • Supervised Research
    • Wizner
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15257

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    • 40001-50
    • Supervised Research
    • Yaffe
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15258

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    • 40001-51
    • Supervised Research
    • Esty
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15430

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    • 40001-52
    • Supervised Research
    • Schleicher
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15461

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    • 40001-53
    • Supervised Research
    • Grewal
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15615

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    • 40001-54
    • Supervised Research
    • Goldsmith
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15642

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    • 40001-55
    • Supervised Research
    • Wishnie
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15648

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    • 40001-56
    • Supervised Research
    • Gohara
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15689

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    • 40001-57
    • Supervised Research
    • Brilmayer
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15862

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    • 40001-58
    • Supervised Research
    • Franklin
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15863

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    • 40001-59
    • Supervised Research
    • Carter
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15879

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    • 40001-60
    • Supervised Research
    • Kapczynski
      Miller
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15880

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    • 40001-61
    • Supervised Research
    • Gordon
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15966

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    • 40001-62
    • Supervised Research
    • Weil
    • 0 to 6
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 16104

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    • 40002-01
    • Supervised Research
    • Greenhouse
    • 0 to 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15381

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    • 40002-02
    • Supervised Research
    • Mashaw
    • 0 to 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15431

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    • 40002-03
    • Supervised Research
    • Gluck
    • 0 to 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15448

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    • 40002-04
    • Supervised Research
    • Liscow
    • 0 to 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15604

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    • 40002-05
    • Supervised Research
    • Siegel
    • 0 to 4
    • -
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    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15641

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    • 40002-06
    • Supervised Research
    • Sitaraman
    • 0 to 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15660

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    • 40002-07
    • Supervised Research
    • Hathaway
    • 0 to 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15690

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    • 40002-08
    • Supervised Research
    • Doherty
    • 0 to 4
    • -
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    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15764

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    • 40002-09
    • Supervised Research
    • Esty
    • 0 to 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15778

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    • 40002-10
    • Supervised Research
    • Silk
    • 0 to 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15853

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    • 40002-11
    • Supervised Research
    • Chua
    • 0 to 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15884

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    • 40002-12
    • Supervised Research
    • Macey
    • 0 to 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15885

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    • 40002-13
    • Supervised Research
    • Zhang
    • 0 to 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 15890

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    • 40002-14
    • Supervised Research
    • Kronman
    • 0 to 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 16123

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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 (12)
    • not applicable
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    Supreme Court Advocacy (30180). 6 units (3 fall, 3 spring). This course will furnish the opportunity to combine hands-on clinical work with seminar discussion of Supreme Court decision making and advocacy. It will begin with several sessions analyzing the Court as an institution, focusing on the practicalities of how the Court makes its decisions and how lawyers present their cases. Thereafter, students will work on a variety of actual cases before the Court, preparing petitions for certiorari and merits briefs. Students will work under the supervision of Yale faculty and experienced Supreme Court practitioners. The course will be a two-term offering and the work product may be used to satisfy the Substantial Paper requirement. The course demands a significant time investment and is not recommended for students with other time-intensive commitments. 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.

    Course Bidding Information: Students admitted cannot drop during the open add/drop period. In addition to listing this clinic among experiential course selections, any student wishing to be considered for admission must submit by June 23 at 4:30 p.m.: (1) a CV; (2) a writing sample (preferably involving legal writing); and (3) a one-page statement (a) addressing the nature of his or her interest in the course and (b) furnishing assurance that he or she will be able to satisfy the significant time commitments associated with the course; (4) bidding on this course constitutes authorization for the Registrar's Office to release a copy of your Law transcript to the instructors. In connection with (3)(b), applicants should indicate their anticipated course schedule for the 2016-2017 academic year, including their participation in other clinical offerings; any anticipated journal work; and anticipated writing to be completed independently of this course (including any papers that would satisfy the SAW or Substantial requirements). Significant academic or journal commitments outside of this course will certainly not be considered disqualifying, but will be taken into account in determining an applicant’s suitability for admission to the course. Other factors that will be considered include whether the applicant has already completed his or her SAW requirement. The submission of an application also constitutes consent to review of the applicant's Law School transcript. Note: Accepted students will be requested to limit class and other commitments after 3 p.m. on Tuesdays to ensure availability for team meetings.

    Location: SLB - 124 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10127

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    • 30141-01
    • Temporary Restraining Order Project
    • Wizner
      Frontis
    • 1
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • not applicable
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    Temporary Restraining Order Project (30141). 1 unit, credit/fail. The Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) Project is a field placement program in which law students provide assistance to domestic violence victims applying for Temporary Restraining Orders in the Superior Court for the New Haven Judicial District, under the supervision of attorneys from the New Haven Legal Assistance Association and the Court Clerk’s Office. The TRO Project aims to increase access to justice for self-represented parties and provide opportunities for law students to learn about the law of domestic violence and court procedures for protecting individuals in abusive relationships. Students will be able to develop practical skills, including intake, interviewing, drafting of affidavits and other application documents, informing applicants about court procedures, and assisting applicants in navigating the judicial process. Open only to J.D. students. Permission of the instructors required. Enrollment limited to fifteen. S. Wizner, C. Frontis, and E. Messali.


    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13395

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    • 20588-01
    • Theories of Statutory Interpretation: Seminar
    • Eskridge
    • Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2 to 4
    • -
    • limited enrollment (15)
    • not applicable
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    Theories of Statutory Interpretation: Seminar (20588). 2 to 4 units. This seminar will focus on recent theoretical and doctrinal work on matters of statutory interpretation. Authors will often present their own work; students in the seminar will research and write reaction papers (2 units) or an original paper (3 or 4 credits). Prerequisite: Legislation or Introduction to the Regulatory State. Paper encouraged. Enrollment limited to fifteen. W.N. Eskridge, Jr.

    Location: SLB - 110 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10213

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    • 13001-01
    • Torts I
    • Kohler-Hausmann
    • Fri 11:10 AM-12:00 PM
      Mon 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
      Wed 5:10 PM-7:00 PM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • not applicable
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    Location: BAKER - A422 (Fri)
    BAKER - A424 (Mon)
    BAKER - A424 (Wed)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 13497

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

      Experiential Requirement
    • experiential (72)
    • 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.

    Location: SLB - 120 (Wed)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 10202

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    • 30127-01
    • Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic
    • Ahmad
      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, 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 June 23 at 4:30 p.m.

    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.

    Location: SLB - 111 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 10084

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    • 30128-01
    • Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy: Fieldwork
    • Ahmad
      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, 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: 10085

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    • 20419-01
    • Advanced Administrative Law: Reasoned Administration
    • Mashaw
    • Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • -
    • limited enrollment (12)
    • paper required
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    Advanced Administrative Law: Reasoned Administration (20419). 2 or 3 units. Legal legitimacy may have many sources: the will of God; the will of the sovereign; the will of the people; the consent of the governed; etc. Modern administrative law features, not exclusively, but importantly, reliance on reason and reason-giving as the touchstones of the legality and legitimacy of administrative action. It was not always so, and this notion remains contestable, both in terms of its content and its power to legitimate. This seminar will explore the idea of reasoned administration historically, philosophically, comparatively and in practical application. Prerequisite: Administrative Law or its equivalent. Papers may satisfy the Substantial or Supervised Analytic Writing requirements. Paper required. Enrollment limited to twelve students. J. L. Mashaw.

    Location: SLB - 113 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10155

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    • 20175-01
    • Antitrust: Directed Research
    • Priest
    • 2 to 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • paper required
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    Antitrust: Directed Research (20175). Units to be arranged. This seminar will provide an opportunity for discussion among students interested in writing Substantial or Supervised Analytic Writing papers on current (or historical) antitrust topics. Paper required. G. L. Priest.


    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10173

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    • 20259-01
    • Constitutional Litigation Seminar
    • Meyer
      Walker
    • Wed 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
      Thu 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • Professional Skills
    • limited enrollment (12)
    • paper required
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    Constitutional Litigation Seminar (20259). 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 a circuit court decision. 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. Enrollment limited to twelve. J.A. Meyer and J.M. Walker, Jr.

    Course Bidding: Students who have been accepted will be asked to confirm their commitment to the course before the beginning of the term. Attendance at all class meetings, including the first, is required unless specifically excused for a compelling reason. Any accepted students who decide not to take the class must so inform the instructors by 12 noon on September 1 (the day after the first class). Any waitlisted students who continue to be interested should attend the first class meeting on August 29, and only such waitlisted students who attend the first class meeting will be considered for any class openings.

    Note: The first class meeting will be on Monday, August 29, at the Law School in SLB 108. Thereafter, the class will meet at 141 Church Street (directly across the Green from Old Campus) on the following dates: September 21, 22, 28, 29; October 5, 6; November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 30. All class meetings begin at 4:10 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. The break in the class schedule in the middle of the course (mid/late October) is designed to give students a time to write the brief that is required for the class.


    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10212

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    • 20538-01
    • Democracy and Distribution
    • Graetz
      Shapiro
    • Mon 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • limited enrollment (15)
    • paper required
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    Democracy and Distribution (20538). 2 units.The attention showered in 2015 on Thomas Piketty’s book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, brought issues of inequality in the distribution of income and wealth to the forefront of public and scholarly attention. An enormous body of research has been produced over the past two decades to understand the nature of the dramatic rise in inequality, especially in the United States, and its causes. A long list of proposals for legal change has emerged in response to the outpouring of data and analysis. This course will explore the facts and the causes of and political barriers to potential responses to these recent developments, principally but not exclusively in the United States. Ultimately, the question requires an examination of the relations between democracy and the distribution of income and wealth. Particular attention will be paid to the ways in which different groups, classes, and coalitions affect, and are affected by, democratic distributive politics. Attention will be paid to theories of distribution, politics of distribution, distributive instruments, and the implementation of policies affecting distribution. Substantive topics covered will include, for example, regulation, protectionism, taxes, social insurance, welfare, public opinion, education, and unions. This course will meet according to the Law School calendar. Supervised Analytic Writing or Substantial Paper credit possible, with permission of the instructor. Paper required. Enrollment limited to fifteen law students. Also PLSC XXXa. M.J. Graetz and I. Shapiro.

    Location: SLB - 124 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10126

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    • 20442-01
    • Doing Constitutional Law: Some Contemporary Theories
    • Amar
      Bobbitt
    • Tue 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • paper required
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    Doing Constitutional Law: Some Contemporary Theories (20442). 2 units. This class will explore some of the contending theories about constitutional interpretation and discuss the distinctive elements, contributions and challenges each presents. Students will read books that are generally regarded as significant in the field, as well as a number of articles. The question to be answered in this course is whether any of these theories deserves to be given preeminence or indeed whether any particular ranking of theories in a pluralistic scheme makes sense. Paper required. A.R. Amar and P. Bobbitt.

    Location: BAKER - A422 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10234

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    • 20675-01
    • Economic Inequality and the Law: Seminar
    • Sitaraman
    • Tue 6:10 PM-8:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • limited enrollment (12)
    • paper required
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    Economic Inequality and the Law (20675). 2 units. Economic inequality, the collapse of the middle class, and the increasing concentration of wealth are now at the forefront of public debate. Politicians and policymakers now focus on addressing economic inequality and on reforming the political system so that the wealthiest Americans do not exert disproportionate influence over policymaking. In this seminar, we will discuss the economics, political science, and law related to economic inequality, including the economic data over the last half-century, political science research on the disproportionate influence wealthy Americans have over policy outcomes, the history of constitutional debates on economic inequality, legal structures that exacerbate inequality, and laws and policies that can mitigate inequality. Specific areas of law will be partly determined by student interest, but may include constitutional law, tax, labor, antitrust, public utilities, corporate organization, and campaign finance. Paper required. Enrollment limited to twelve. G. N. Sitaraman.

    Location: SLB - 112 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10187

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    • 20622-01
    • Ethics in Law and Markets
    • Macey
      Fleming
    • Mon 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 3
    • Professional Responsibility
    • open enrollment
    • paper required
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    Ethics in Law and Markets (20622). 3 units. This course will focus on how a society’s ethical norms and values have been reflected throughout history. Generally speaking, this course will study the validity of the hypothesis that “an economic system runs on trust, reputation, and ethics, and that any deficit in these fundamental components of capital markets and financial markets necessarily will imperil the financial system as a whole." We will discuss the evolution of views on ethics in business generally and how, if at all, the dominant ethical views in a society affect business conditions. We also will consider the way that globalization and the emergence of economic interactions among many different cultures have affected attitudes and practices related to ethics. We also will consider the future of trust, reputation and ethics in business. Attention will be paid to ethical issues within the private sector as well as in government and across society generally. Paper required. G. Fleming and J.R. Macey.

    Location: SLB - 124 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10152

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    • 20616-01
    • Food and Drug Administration Law
    • Kesselheim
    • Mon 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • limited enrollment (20)
    • paper required
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    Food and Drug Administration Law (20616). 2 units, with a credit/fail option. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the premier consumer protection agency in the United States, with control over the availability and public discourse about potentially life-saving therapeutics, foods, supplements, and related consumer products. Its authority has been built in response to public health crises, and is constantly under scrutiny from all sides of the political spectrum. In this course, we will review the history of the FDA's regulation over the health care products market, the noteworthy legislation that has shaped its oversight in this area, Supreme Court and other cases that have impacted its authority, and an introduction to key current controversies related to the FDA that affect health care delivery (this course will not cover food law). The enduring theme will be how the FDA balances its vital public safety role against countervailing forces of personal autonomy and the rights or interests of consumers, patients, physicians, and corporations. Each class will be organized around interactive discussion introducing students to the material, including hypothetical cases that will require students to apply the day’s lessons and themes in determining legal and policy solutions. Students with high quality papers will be given specific guidance in submitting them for publication in the peer-reviewed medical/public health/policy literature. Paper of 2,500-4,000 words is required. Paper required. Enrollment limited to twenty. A.S. Kesselheim.

    Note: The first meeting of this class will be Wednesday, August 31 from 4:10-6:00 p.m. in BAKER A005; there will be no class on August 29. Afterwards, this class will meet in eight additional sessions on the following Mondays: September 12, September 19, Septembr 26, October 17, October 24, November 7, November 14, and November 28.

    Location: SLB - 124 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10141

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    • 20653-01
    • [The] Foundations of Legal Scholarship
    • Shapiro
    • Mon 1:35 PM-3:00 PM
      Wed 1:35 PM-3:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • faculty permission
    • paper required
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    [The] Foundations of Legal Scholarship (20653). 3 units. This seminar will focus on legal scholarship, including some older classics as well as newer work that we consider important. Books, articles, and papers will cover a wide range of subject areas and methodologies in both public law and private law. Permission of the instructor required.S.J. Shapiro.

    Course Bidding: All first-year students in the Ph.D. in Law program are admitted to this seminar, which is a requirement of their program. In addition, the instructors welcome applications from other students, particularly those interested in teaching law. Applications briefly outlining the student's interest in, and preparation for, this course should be sent by e-mail to Professor Shapiro by July 10, 2016.

    Location: SLB - L48 (Mon)
    SLB - L48 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10190

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    • 20515-01
    • The Global Financial Crisis
    • Metrick
    • Wed 1:00 PM-2:20 PM
    • 1.5
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • paper required
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    [The] Global Financial Crisis (20515). 1.5 units. This course surveys the causes, events, policy responses, and aftermath of the recent global financial crisis. The main goal is to provide a comprehensive view of this major economic event within a framework that explains the dynamics of financial crises in a modern economy.

    The instructors aim to maximize the value of in-class time. To this end, students will be expected to watch the course lectures in advance on the Coursera platform, with class time reserved for discussions, cases, group presentations, and a crisis simulation. Quizzes, class participation, case presentation, crisis simulation and memo, and final paper required. A. Metrick.

    Note: This course will meet according to the School of Management calendar. Course materials will be posed on Canvas. The course will meet on Wednesday on dates to be announced.

    Location: EVANS - 2400 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 13219

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    • 20039-01
    • The Past, Present, and Future of Global Climate Change: Law and Policy
    • Koh
      Kysar
      Stern
    • Mon 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • -
    • faculty permission (40)
    • paper required
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    The Past, Present, and Future of Global Climate Change: Law and Policy (20039). 2 or 3 units. This course will cover the international law and policy of global climate change, with a particular focus on the rules, institutions, and procedures of the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its protocols. The course will consider how the climate regime evolved over time and current debate regarding its future. The overall aim is to give students a broad understanding of the basic design features of the compliance regime, the fundamental policy choices/decisions that structure it, and key issues involved in its implementation both now and in the decades to come. Grades will be based on class participation and a paper (to be negotiated with the instructors). Non-law students (graduate and undergraduate) may be admitted by permission of the instructors. Paper required. Enrollment limited to forty. Permission of the instructors required. H.H. Koh, D. Kysar, and T. Stern.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among permission-of-the-instructor selections, Law students should submit a CV and brief statement of interest to douglas.kysar@yale.edu and harold.koh@yale.edu before the first class meeting; you may also upload your CV and statement to the YLS:Courses system if you do so by June 23 at 4:30 p.m. A selection will be made if the number of Law students who select this course exceeds forty. Non-Law students must submit statements and CVs directly to Professor Koh and Professor Kysar. Preference for non-Law students will be given to students from F&ES.

    Note: First-day class attendance is required. No drops will be permitted after the final day of the Law School add/drop period.

    Location: SLB - 121 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10143

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    • 20674-01
    • Habeas Corpus
    • Fidell
    • Wed 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • paper required
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    Habeas Corpus (20674). 2 units. Habeas corpus offers a window on the role of the federal courts; the nature of federalism; and the tensions inherent in a system of separated powers. This course will trace the history and changing role of the Great Writ in the administration of justice and the protection of individual rights. A starting point will be to situate the current period of habeas eclipse against the broader political and legal landscape, including such post-Warren Court preoccupations as federalism, crime and punishment in general and the death penalty in particular, as well as the 21st century search for ways to ensure national security and heightened awareness of the disproportionate impact of the criminal justice and correctional systems on racial minorities. We will examine the constitutional issues, the key role played by the Suspension Clause, and the application of the writ in such disparate settings as post-conviction review of criminal proceedings, civil commitment, and the indefinite detention of unlawful combatants at Guantánamo Bay. Along the way we will confront the scope of presidential authority, separation of powers and the interaction among the Branches. How have the federal courts understood their authority? Is habeas a “one-way ratchet” for the unending recognition of new rights, as some have complained? Has one form of judicial activism been replaced by another? What principles have been established, and to what extent is the law of habeas in one setting transferable to others? What can we learn about the exercise of judicial power in times of crisis? An essential part of the course will be an exploration of the role and efficacy of habeas corpus in other countries (including non-common law jurisdictions), international human rights habeas jurisprudence, and the habeas jurisprudence of international criminal tribunals. Paper required. E.R. Fidell.

    Location: SLB - 110 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10099

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    • 20311-01
    • Higher Education and the Law
    • Lawrence
    • Thu 6:10 PM-8:00 PM
    • 1 or 2
    • -
    • open enrollment (20)
    • paper required
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    Higher Education and the Law (20311). 1 or 2 units. Higher education plays a singular role in our society. Colleges and universities are complex organizations and institutions with unique missions to discover, create and transmit knowledge, and to further social mobility. Higher education intersects with the law in a myriad of ways. This course will examine the legal issues that shape higher education, particularly in the United States. The course will cover accessibility to and financing of higher education, academic freedom, shared governance, admissions, free expression, privacy and freedom of association, campus safety with a particular focus on sexual assault, and issues of race, disability, gender and sexual orientation. We will consider student rights and responsibilities, faculty issues concerning research ethics and the classroom, and the roles of presidents, governing boards, and university general counsels. Materials include relevant statutes and cases as well as readings from related fields. Our goal throughout the course will be to understand the breadth of issues faced by higher education in the United States in pursuing its mission, and the ways in which legal rules and norms relate to these issues. Students taking the course for 1 unit, credit/fail, will submit four reaction papers (roughly 750 words each); students taking the course for 2 graded units will submit three reaction papers and a research paper of at least 7500 words. Students must elect the course for the credit/fail option for 1 unit, or the graded option for 2 units by the end of the second week of the term on the specific date published by the Registrar's Office in the Important Dates and Deadlines Paper required. Enrollment capped at eighteen. F.M. Lawrence.

    Revised:The class will meet every other week on the following dates, all Thursdays: September 1, September 15, September 22, September 29, October 13, October 27, and November 17. Attendance at the first class is required.

    Location: SLB - 110 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 10146

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    • 20677-01
    • International Humanitarian Law
    • Hathaway
    • Fri 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 1
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • paper required
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    International Humanitarian Law (20677). 1 unit, credit/fail. This course will center around an intensive two-day workshop on a Friday and Saturday on September 30 and October 1 on international humanitarian law, led by the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC), together with Professor Oona Hathaway. The workshop will offer a crash course in international humanitarian law, led by leading experts from the ICRC. The course is intended to offer students an opportunity to learn the basics of the law of armed conflict. Students are expected to attend the workshop, one pre-workshop class meeting, and one post-workshop meeting. In addition to attending all course meetings and reading assigned course materials, students will be expected to write one 1200-1500 word paper. Paper required. O. Hathaway.

    Note: The pre-workshop class meeting will be on Friday, September 23, 2:10-4 p.m. The post-workshop class meeting will be on Friday, October 14, 2:10-4 p.m. Students are required to attend the Workshop from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, September 30 and from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 1.

    Location: SLB - 128 (Fri)
    Grade mode: credit/fail
    CRN: 10210

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    • 20484-01
    • Islam and Democracy in the Modern Middle East
    • March
    • Wed 3:30 PM-5:20 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • faculty permission
    • paper required
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    Islam and Democracy in the Modern Middle East (20484). 2 units. This seminar will study the development of regimes of government in Muslim countries since the nineteenth century. Focus will be on early constitutional movements, the rise of political Islam, the management of religion in various twentieth century states, the Iranian revolution, and the growth of Salafi ideas, culminating in the ISIS "caliphate." This course will meet according to the Yale College calendar. Paper required. Permission of the instructor required. Also PLSC 776a. A.F. March.

    Location: LC - 208 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10239

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    • 20022-01
    • The Law and Technology of Cyber Conflict
    • Hathaway
      Shapiro
      Feigenbaum
    • Wed 9:25 AM-11:15 AM
    • 3
    • -
    • faculty permission (10)
    • paper required
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    [The] Law and Technology of Cyber Conflict (20022). 3 units each term (6 units total). This new cross-disciplinary year-long course on cyber security will be taught jointly by faculty from the Law School and Computer Sciences Department. The course is motivated by the conviction that the field of cyber security in general and the emerging subfield of cyber conflict are plagued by the failure of experts to talk across disciplinary divides: Lawyers do not know what technologies are available to address cyber threats and so are often oblivious to technical problems and solutions. Cyber security technologists are often indifferent to the social or political context in which cyber attacks take place and ignorant of the legal regimes that apply. As a result, they often focus solely on technical solutions and fail to leverage the power of law to make bad actors cease and desist. As a matter of international law, “countermeasures” can be undertaken when there is both “necessity” and “proportionality,” but, from a technological perspective, what do these legal terms mean? Progress on cyber security policy is hampered when technologists do not fully grasp the problems that lawyers and regulators are trying to solve and when lawyers and regulators do not understand the possibilities and limitations of technological responses. The first semester of this year-long course will be a classroom seminar that will address the fundamental disconnect between the state of the law and the state of technology by engaging in a joint exercise of learning and teaching. Students and faculty will participate in a crash course on the relevant technology. The course assumes no prior technological or legal expertise and is aimed at building common knowledge and creating a community of shared terminology and inquiry. The second semester will be a hands-on practicum in which students will write policy papers, develop the computational theory of cyber conflict, and/or design and prototype novel technology. These projects will be designed to address some of the critical research gaps that have hindered long-term development of effective policy and technological responses to cyber conflict, including issues such as cyber deterrence in operations short of war, corporate cyber espionage, cyber vandalism/ terrorism, international cyber regulation, and related free speech and privacy concerns. Specific project topics will be formulated based on the first semester’s explorations and in consultation with policymakers who work on issues of cyber security. A year-long (two-semester) commitment is required. Paper or project required. Enrollment limited to ten Law students. Permission of instructors required. Also CPSC 510a. O. Hathaway, J. Feigenbaum, and S.J. Shapiro.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among permission-of-instructor selections, student should submit a CV and a one-paragraph statement of interest by the close of the bidding period on June 23 at 4:30 p.m. Bidding on this course constitutes authorization for the Registrar's Office to release a copy of the student's Law transcript to the instructors.

    Note: Students are required to attend the first class and must enroll in both the fall and the spring course.


    Note: This course will follow the Yale College calendar.

    Location: BAKER - A005 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10133

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    • 20090-01
    • Law and Technology Research Seminar
    • Klevorick
    • Fri 11:10 AM-1:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • faculty permission (6)
    • paper required
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    Law and Technology Research Seminar (20090). 3 units. Research and writing on topics in law and technology. Topics to be arranged with the instructor. Students interested in registering for this course should submit topic statements to the professor. Paper required. Enrollment limited to six. Permission of the instructor required. A.K. Klevorick.

    Course Bidding Information: In addition to listing this course among their permission-of-the-instructor selections, students who are interested in taking the course should submit by 4:30 pm on June 23, a brief statement indicating a specific topic they would like to explore and the courses they have taken that are related to the topic. Professor Klevorick will select students for the seminar based on their topic statements.

    Location: SLB - 113 (Fri)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10142

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    • 20534-01
    • The Legal and Political Economy of Hunger
    • De Schutter
    • Wed 8:10 AM-10:00 AM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment (25)
    • paper required
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    [The] Legal and Political Economy of Hunger (20534). 2 units. The objectives of the course are to understand how governments have sought to combat hunger and malnutrition and to address the crisis of obesity and ill-health by reforming food systems ; why they have so dramatically failed ; and how law and governance are relevant to what can be done about this. We will discuss a range of topics linked in particular to the impact of globalization on the right to food, including international trade, investment in agriculture, the role of transnational corporations in the agrifood sector, and intellectual property rights in agriculture. We will also address the threat of climate change to food security and the debate on the shift to sustainable agriculture, as well as the role of institutional mechanisms aimed at protecting the right to adequate food and the recent reform of global governance of food security. While the focus will be on hunger and undernourishment in developing countries, the seminar will also address the impact on the South of policies in the North (in the areas of agriculture, intellectual property rights, trade and investment, and food aid); and it will address the challenges of food-systems reform in rich countries. Paper required. Enrollment limited to twenty-five. O. De Schutter.

    Note: Attendance at the first class is required. Additional classes will be held on three successive weeks in November to make up for those classes that cannot be held September 19 through October 9.

    Location: SLB - 124 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10087

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    • 20097-01
    • Medical Legal Partnerships
    • Gluck
      Ezer
    • 1 to 3
    • -
    • faculty permission
    • paper required
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    Medical Legal Partnerships (20097). 1 to 3 units. 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. Permission of the instructor required. A.R. Gluck.


    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10170

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    • 20620-01
    • Meeting the COP 21 Targets for U.S. Greenhouse Gas Reductions
    • Sussman
    • Tue 2:30 PM-4:20 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • paper required
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    Meeting the COP 21 Targets for U.S. Greenhouse Gas Reductions: Legal, Policy and Technology Choices for the New Administration (20620). 2 units. This seminar will bring into focus the choices facing the new president by examining the range of policy tools that could be deployed to meet the US COP-21 goals. The objective will be to challenge students to think critically about the constraints and opportunities associated with different strategies and options. The seminar would be broadly interdisciplinary, taking into account the legal, political, economic and technological dimensions of climate policy. With climate a front-burner issue in the waning days of the Obama Administration and the high likelihood that it would be an immediate priority for a new Democratic president, the issues should have great currency and relevance. Students will draft a 6 to 8 page paper examining an existing state or federal GHG reduction program, critiquing its effectiveness and providing options to strenthen it to achieve additional GHG reductions. In the second half of the term students will divide into teams to develop presentations on one of two topics: (i) Is new climate legislation needed and what should it accomplish? and (ii) What strategies and initiatives should the new president choose to implement to achieve the COP-21 2015 emission reduction targets? In addition, two students will be asked to volunteer to make short (5-8 minute) "discussion-starter" comments in each class. Students will be evaluated on the basis of class participation (30 percent), the mid-term paper (30 percent) and the team presentations (40 percent). Paper required. Enrollment capped at 9 Law students. Also F&ES 847a. R. Sussman.

    Location: KRN - 321 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 14049

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    • 30186-01
    • Open Government and Open Data Governance Innovation Clinic
    • Noveck
    • Tue 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 3
    • Experiential Requirement
    • experiential
    • paper required
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    Open Government and Open Data Governance Innovation Clinic (30186). 3 units, credit/fail with a graded option. The Open Government and Open Data Governance Innovation Clinic supports the strengthening of democratic institutions by using legal and technological innovations to transform how we govern. In this clinic, we will work with clients in government and other public institutions on projects designed to enable them to work more openly and collaboratively to make better decisions and solve public problems to improve people’s lives. Our mission is three-fold: to help institutions innovate and become more effective at achieving their mission through the application of new technologies including big data and collective intelligence; to promote the public’s right to participate in governing in ways that tap people’s talents, creativity, and interests; and to empower twenty-first-century lawyers-as-problem solvers by developing new skills in governance innovation. Paper required. Enrollment limited. Permission of the instructor required. B.S. Noveck.

    Course Bidding: In additional to ranking this clinic among experiential course selections, students should submit a CV and short statement of interest by the close of the bidding period, June 23 at 4:30 p.m.

    Location: SLB - 109 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded or credit/fail
    CRN: 10197

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    • 20641-01
    • Political Economy, Institutions, and Property in the Age of the American Revolution
    • Priest
      Pincus
    • Wed 1:10 PM-3:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment (9)
    • paper required
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    Political Economy, Institutions, and Property in the Age of the American Revolution (20641). 2 units. A new generation of scholarship emphasizes the importance of political economy and institution-building as central themes in the American Founding and in subsequent American development. This course will examine the Founding Era through the lens of institutions, property, and debates over political economy. The course will cover institutions central to understanding the eighteenth-century political economy such as slavery, immigration, banking, imperial law, comparative constitutional development, courts and credit markets. Readings and discussions will focus on both British imperial and early American contexts. Course grade will be based primarily on a research paper. Paper required. Enrollment capped at 9 Law students. Also HIST. C. Priest and S. Pincus.

    Note: This course will follow the Law School calendar.

    Location: SLB - 124 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10171

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    • 20678-01
    • Problems in Legal Historiography
    • Witt
    • Mon 7:10 PM-9:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • -
    • faculty permission (10)
    • paper required
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    Problems in Legal Historiography (20678). 2 or 3 units. An intensive reading seminar designed for students doing advanced writing in legal history. The seminar will survey current trends in the theory of legal history, with an emphasis on the American experience and international law. Paper required. Students who wish to write a longer paper can earn 3 units. Enrollment limited to ten. Permission of the instructor required. Also HIST 757a. J.F. Witt.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among permission-of-the-instructor selections, students should submit a statement of interest and a CV by the close of the bidding period on June 23 at 4:30 pm.

    Location: SLB - 109 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10214

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    • 20202-01
    • Property, Social Justice, and the Environment
    • Rose
    • Tue 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
      Thu 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • -
    • limited enrollment (18)
    • paper required
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    Property, Social Justice, and the Environment (20202). 2 or 3 units. Private property is sometimes cast as the villain in social and environmental problems, but sometimes it is cast as the solution to the same problems. This seminar will explore the relationship of property to social and environmental concerns in the context of several past and present controversies over property rights, and particularly in the light of current concerns with climate change. We will begin with some basic theories about the “commons” problem and the ways that property rights do or do not evolve to address that problem. Time permitting, other topics may include: land rights; land reform and development projects (primarily less developed countries); wildlife and fisheries management (global); water management (United States and global); tradable pollution rights; carbon trading schemes; property aspects of climate change adaptation; free market environmentalism and private land use restrictions (conservationist or exclusionary?); and indigenous land claims and claims to intellectual property. While we will search for common themes about the range, capacities and limitations of property regimes, theoretical purity should not be expected in this overview; moreover, topics may change in response to particular student interest. The class will meet twice weekly during the first seven to eight weeks of the term. Paper required; may be reflective (2 units) or research (3 units). Enrollment limited to eighteen. C.M. Rose.

    Location: SLB - 124 (Tue)
    SLB - 110 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10180

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    • 20535-01
    • Proportionality in Constitutional Law
    • Barak
    • Wed 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
      Thu 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • paper required
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    Proportionality in Constitutional Law (20535). 2 units. In many countries (e.g., Canada, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Israel), and under some International documents (e.g., the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms), the regular legislature can take action affecting constitutional rights that are part of the Bill of Rights, so long as such effect is proportional (that is, suitable and necessary to achieve legitimate government ends and properly balanced). This seminar will look into the concept of proportionality, its scope and its rationales. We shall do so on a comparative law basis. We shall compare it with U.S. jurisprudence, while trying to see whether constitutional rights are better protected by the U.S. method of categorization or by a proportionality analysis. We shall follow the development of proportionality in recent U.S. Constitutional Law and evaluate its place in the constitutional scheme of things. This course will meet during the first half of the term. Paper required. A. Barak.

    Location: SLB - 112 (Wed)
    SLB - 112 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10077

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    • 20672-01
    • Refugee and immigration Law, Policy and Practice in Crisis
    • Ahmad
      Weil
    • Mon 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 1
    • -
    • limited enrollment
    • paper required
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    Refugee and Immigration Law, Policy and Practice in Crisis (20672). 1 unit. In recent months, competing responses from European countries towards the influx of Syrian refugees have deepened the crisis confronting the European Union, birthplace of the Geneva Convention. The moral standing of the United States is also at stake at its southern border, where Central American mothers and children seeking refuge have been met with policies and practices of family detention and have raised important questions regarding the definition of a refugee. In roughly the same moment, in the Dominican Republic, the Supreme Court has denaturalized tens of thousands of citizens of Haitian origin, forcing them into statelessness and exile. All are examples of the rising crisis of the international legal regime, which, since the Second World War, has tried to secure citizenship, guarantee an international status of refugee, and regulate immigration. With the input and insight of guests speakers, this workshop will examine the European and American responses to the Syrian refugee crisis, American law and policy with respect to the influx of Central American refugees, and the resumption of denationalization through the case of the Dominican Republic. Through these and other examples, we will envisage proposals for reform of the international citizenship, refugee and immigration regime.

    This one-credit, graded course will meet seven times over the course of semester for two-hour sessions. Grading will be based upon class participation and a series of short written assignments to be completed throughout the semester. Substantial Paper or Supervised Analytic Writing credit may also be available. Prior knowledge of immigration or refugee law is helpful but not required. Paper required. Enrollment limited. M.I. Ahmad and P. Weil.

    Note: First-day attendance is required.

    Location: BAKER - A422 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10070

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    • 20157-01
    • Research Seminar on Taxation
    • Alstott
    • 2
    • -
    • faculty permission (8)
    • paper required
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    Research Seminar on Taxation (20157). 2 units. Students will write papers on taxation on topics to be arranged with the instructor. Prerequisite: Federal Income Taxation or permission of the instructor. Paper required. Enrollment limited to eight. Permission of the instructor required. A.L. Alstott.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among permission-of-the-instructor selections, students should submit a one-page statement of interest by 4:30 p.m. on June 23.


    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10075

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    • 20630-01
    • [The] Robber Barons Reconsidered
    • Priest
    • Tue 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 3
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • paper required
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    [The] Robber Barons Reconsidered (20630). 3 units. The era of the Robber Barons refers to the period of great expansion of industry in the U.S. after the Civil War. The Robber Barons—Rockefeller, Carnegie, Mellon, among others – have been depicted as amassing immense wealth through questionable legal ventures, leading to the enactment of various forms of government regulation: the Interstate Commerce Act, the Sherman Antitrust Act and, as a result of the Great Depression – an alleged failure of capitalism related to the Robber Barons’ behavior – the Securities and Exchange Act as well as legislation regulating the national economy more broadly. The ambition of this course is to reevaluate the actions of the Robber Barons by means of modern law and economic analysis. The course will proceed by reading the principal Robber Baron history and then subjecting that history to modern analysis. Open only to J.D. students. Paper required. G.L. Priest.

    Location: SLB - 110 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10172

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    • 20568-01
    • Sexuality, Gender, Health, and Human Rights
    • Miller
    • Thu 9:25 AM-11:15 AM
    • 2
    • -
    • faculty permission
    • paper required
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    Sexuality, Gender, Health, and Human Rights (20568). 2 units. This course will explore the application of human rights perspectives and practices to issues in regard to sexuality, gender, and health. Through reading, interactive discussion, paper presentation, and occasional outside speakers, students will learn the tools and implications of applying rights and law to a range of sexuality and health-related topics. The overall goal is twofold: to engage students in the world of global sexual health and rights policy making as a field of social justice and public health action; and to introduce them to conceptual tools that can inform advocacy and policy formation and evaluation. Class participation, a book review, an OpEd, and a final paper required. This course will follow the calendar of the Graduate School. Enrollment limited. Permission of the instructor required.Also GLBL 529a/CDE 585a. A.M. Miller.

    Location: WLH - 001 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10208

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    • 20292-01
    • The State and Local Budget Crisis: Seminar
    • Schleicher
      Ravitch
    • Wed 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
    • 2 or 3
    • -
    • limited enrollment (18)
    • paper required
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    [The] State and Local Budget Crisis: Seminar (20292). 2 or 3 units. While the federal budget deficit has been falling for years, this decade has seen state and local government budgets face extreme amounts of stress. The most visible examples have been bankruptcies in jurisdictions like Detroit, Puerto Rico, Center Falls, RI and Stockton, CA. But many states and localities have made budget, pension, and health care promises that seem beyond their capacity to keep, and are further beset by gyrating revenue streams, increasing Medicaid costs, and federal budget cuts. The problems these jurisdictions face seem structural, not cyclical. The effect of these budget crises can be seen in crumbling infrastructure, reduced education spending, and in the way layoffs at the state and local level contributed substantially to the size and extent of unemployment following the Great Recession.

    This seminar will review the role of law and lawyers in causing, and potentially solving, the state and local budget crisis. Doing so will involve analyzing everything from municipal bankruptcy to state constitutional law to federal tax deductions. It will be co-taught by Professor Schleicher and Richard Ravitch, whose career in government has spanned nearly fifty years, including playing a key role in the New York City fiscal crisis of the mid-1970s, and serving as Lieutenant Governor of New York and Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. He also co-chaired the State and Local Budget Crisis Task Force with Paul Volcker. There will also be a number of guest speakers to help sort through the complex and fascinating legal and policy problems posed by this on-going crisis. The course will be for two credits, but will have a 3-credit option for students who want to write extended papers. Paper required. Enrollment limited to eighteen. D.N. Schleicher and R. Ravitch.

    Location: BAKER - A420 (Wed)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10182

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    • 20474-01
    • Taxation, the Law, and Economic Inequality
    • Liscow
    • Thu 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • faculty permission (12)
    • paper required
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    Taxation, the Law, and Economic Inequality (20474). 2 units. In this course, we will try to rewrite the playbook of economic analysis of the law, which has long been focused on efficiency even as demand has risen across the political spectrum to address income inequality. Though the class will discuss applications, the focus of the course’s readings and class time will be the methodology of policy design and analysis. But the goal of the course will not be to talk about how to do economic analysis of the law considering income inequality but rather to actually do such analysis—and write a paper applying the course material to some part of the law, using the lawyer’s unique combination of institutional knowledge and pluralistic normative commitments.

    We will build economic analysis of the law from the ground up, starting with the trade-off between equity and efficiency, and consider a variety of normative perspectives on income inequality, including those driven by advances in behavioral economics. We will then turn to income taxation, the standard response to income inequality, and then to the arguments for and against using other parts of the law to address income inequality. We will then discuss how economic analysis of the law could optimally address (or not address) income inequality, taking into account issues of economic incidence and political economy. Finally, we will discuss various applications and proposals for addressing income inequality. Some basic knowledge of economics will be assumed. Paper required. Enrollment limited to twelve. Permission of the instructor required. Z. Liscow.

    Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among permission-of-the-instructor selections, students should submit a CV and one-paragraph statement of interest by June 23, 4:30 p.m. Selecting this course constitutes authorization for the Registrar's Office to release a copy of the student's Law School transcript to the instructor.

    Note: First-day attendance is required.

    Location: SLB - 111 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10151

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    • 20649-01
    • Topics in Behavioral Law and Economics
    • Jolls
    • Thu 11:10 AM-1:00 PM
    • 2
    • -
    • limited enrollment
    • paper required
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    Topics in Behavioral Law and Economics (20649). 2 units. This course will explore a range of issues at the intersection of law and human behavior, including people's conduct under risk and uncertainty; the commitment to fairness; social influences; adaptation; subjective well-being; and implicit bias. 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 social science and legal literatures. Paper required. Students wishing to engage in more sustained writing may complete either their Supervised Analytic Writing requirement (in which case the course should be taken for 4 rather than 2 units) or the Substantial Paper requirement (in which case the course should be taken for 3 rather than 2 units). Enrollment limited. C. Jolls.

    Location: SLB - 124 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10137

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    • 20648-01
    • Transnational Corporations and Human Rights
    • Dhir
    • Tue 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 3
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    • limited enrollment
    • paper required
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    Transnational Corporations and Human Rights (20648). 3 units. Apple’s use of child labor; Goldcorp's operations in Guatemala; the complicity of Dow Chemical/Union Carbide in the Bhopal chemical disaster; Shell’s involvement in the executions of activists protesting the company’s environmental and development policies in Nigeria. These are just a few examples of alleged corporate malfeasance that have emerged on the international stage.

    The purpose of this seminar is to introduce students to the debate concerning the accountability of transnational corporations that are complicit in rights-violating activities. At the international level, there has been a striking new strategy in the protection of human rights: a transition from focusing solely on rights violations committed by governments to a detailed examination of transnational corporate conduct. Indeed, it has now become trite to say that particular corporations have directly or indirectly participated in violations of human rights.

    To address the fundamental question of whether corporations should in fact be socially responsible, the seminar will begin with an introduction to corporate theory. Students will then explore some of the key issues in the debate. Namely, whether transnational corporations can properly be included under the international law of state responsibility; mechanisms for self-regulation (e.g., voluntary corporate codes of conduct); the utility of the U.S. Alien Tort Statute; the advantages and disadvantages of U.N. initiatives (e.g., the work of the former U.N. Special Representative on Business and Human Rights); and the relevance of domestic corporate and securities law mechanisms (e.g., shareholder proposals and social disclosure).

    The course will provide a comparative analysis of the U.S. and Canadian experiences, in particular. Significant paper required. Enrollment limited to fifteen (eight YLS students and seven SOM students). Also MGT 661a. A. Dhir.

    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.

    Location: SLB - 112 (Tue)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10089

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    • 20264-01
    • Urban Legal History: The Development of New Haven
    • Ellickson
    • Mon 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
    • 3
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    • limited enrollment (14)
    • paper required
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    Urban Legal History: The Development of New Haven (20264). 3 units. Under what conditions do residents of a city succeed in cooperating to mutual advantage? This seminar will explore this question by focusing on the physical development of New Haven from 1638 to the present. Readings and class sessions will address, among other topics, colonial land allotments and the initial Nine Squares layout; private subdivisions, such as the one on Hillhouse Avenue; land assembly by Yale and others; the street network, the Green, and other public lands; the provision of public works as the Farmington Canal, and of public goods such as water supply and street car service; and evolving controls on building quality and land use. Special attention will be given to New Haven's nationally conspicuous efforts, since 1940, to provide public housing, renew neighborhoods, and nurture a nonprofit housing sector. Paper required. To receive credit for satisfying the Supervised Analytic Writing requirement, a student must devote two semesters to the paper. Enrollment limited to fourteen. R.C. Ellickson.

    Location: SLB - 109 (Mon)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 10095

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