Course Schedule Updates

FALL 2017 SCHEDULE UPDATES

New Courses

  • Advanced Legal Writing: Transactional Practice with Professors J. Ross and Platt: 3 credits, Special Requirement, Mondays, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Limit: 12 students.   This is a simulation course and counts toward the experiential course requirement.
  • Civil Litigation Clinic with Professor Vladeck: 6 credits, special requirement, Mondays, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Congressional Oversight of the Executive Branch with Professor M. Tia Johnson: 2 credit paper, Thursdays, 11:10 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.
  • Contract Law Seminar: Franchising with Professor Dienelt: 2 credit paper, Thursdays, 1:20 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
  • Corporate Governance Seminar with Professor Feinerman: 2 credit paper or 3 credit writing requirement, Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Doing Business in Europe: Basics of Private International Business Law with Professors Thomale and Weller: 1 credit, take-home exam. This is a condensed, seven-class session course.  In Fall 2017, this course will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays on the following dates, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: 10/4, 10/10 (Tues.), 10/11, 10/16, 10/18, 10/23, and 10/25.
  • European Union Law with Professors Propp and Weinberg: 2 credit paper, Thursdays, 5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
  • Evidence with Professor Rostain: 4 credits, in-class exam, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Externship I Seminar (J.D. Externship Program) with Professor Rao: 4 credits, special requirement, Mondays, 7:55 p.m. - 9:55 p.m.  This course meets on the following dates:  8/28, 9/11, 9/25, 10/16, 10/30, and 11/13.
  • Externship I Seminar (J.D. Externship Program) with Professor Cooper: 4 credits, special requirement, Mondays, 5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.  This course meets on the following dates: 9/11; 9/25; 10/10; 10/23; 11/6; and 11/20. 
  • Family Law II: Child, Parent, and the State with Professor Abrams: 3 credits, Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:55 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
  • Local Government Law with Professor Gardner: 3 credit in-class exam, Thursdays, 5:45 p.m. - 8:50 p.m.
  • Race and Voting Rights with Professor M. Colangelo: 2 credit paper or 3 credit writing requirement, Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • The Role of the State Attorney General with Professor Feldman: 2 credits, Wednesdays, 1:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
  • U.S. Legal Research Analysis & Writing (formerly: U.S. Legal Discourse I and II) with Professor Hoffman: 2 credits, Mondays, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • U.S. Legal Research Analysis & Writing (formerly: U.S. Legal Discourse I and II) with Professor Ross: 2 credits, Thursdays, 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
  • Urban Law and Policy Seminar with Professor Foster: 2 credit paper or 3 credit writing requirement, Mondays, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Cancelled Courses

  • Academic Legal English I (formerly : Working with Legal Texts) with Professors Baffy, Lake, and Sakai.
  • Advanced Topics in International Investment Arbitration with Professor Galindo.
  • Communications and Technology Policy: Advocacy in the Public Interest (FIELDWORK PRACTICUM) with Professor Goodfriend.
  • Educational Equity and the Federal Regulatory Process (FIELDWORK PRACTICUM) with Professor George.
  • Emerging Legal and Regulatory Issues in International Oil & Gas and Energy Industries with Professor Sempertegui.  This course will be offered in Spring 2018.
  • Family Law I: Marriage and Divorce with Professor Tsoukala.
  • Financial Holding Companies with Professor Lybecker.
  • Fraud and Fiduciary Duties Under the Federal Securities Laws with Professors Maletta and Eldridge.
  • Government Lawyering (Fieldwork Practicum) with Professor Swinton.
  • Health Law and Policy with Professor Bloche.
  • Introduction to Military and Veterans Law, 1636-Present with Professors Greenberg and Kasold. 
  • Lawmaking and Statutory Interpretation Seminar (year-long course) with Professor Norton.
  • Rule of Law and the Administration of Justice with Professor Bhansali.  This course will be offered in Spring 2018.
  • Securities Arbitration and Mediation with Professor Schuerman.
  • Taxation of Partnerships with Professor Carlisle.
  • Technology in Legal Practice: A Practical Study of Electronic Discovery, Big Data, Cybersecurity and Beyond with Professors Gronvall and Hitsky.
  • Trial Practice with Professor Coffey.
  • Trial Practice with Professors Michelich and Pelletier.
  • U.S. Legal Research Analysis & Writing (formerly: U.S. Legal Discourse I and II) with Professor Simpson.
  • Writing for Practice: Antitrust Economics and Law with Professor Holt.

Day/Time Changes

  • Education Law and Policy with Professor Snyder: In Fall 2017, this course will meet on Tuesdays, 11:10 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. Class will not meet on Tuesday, 9/12; Tuesday, 10/17; or Tuesday, 11/14. The course will also meet on the following Thursdays, 11:10 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.: 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16, and 11/30.
  • Externship I Seminar (J.D. Externship Program) (LAWJ-1491-10) with Professor Cace: This seminar meets on Tuesdays, 7:55 p.m. - 9:55 p.m. on the following dates: 8/29; 9/12; 9/26; 10/24; 11/7; and 11/14 (this class will meet in McD 342 on 11/14).
  • Externship I Seminar (J.D. Externship Program) (LAWJ-1491-11) with Professor Monteleone: This seminar meets on Tuesdays, 7:55 p.m. - 9:55 p.m. on the following dates: 9/5; 9/19; 9/26 (class on this date will meet in McDonough 342); 10/17; 10/31; and 11/14.
  • Externship I Seminar (J.D. Externship Program) (LAWJ-1491-12) with Professor Chernicoff: This seminar meets on Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. on the following dates: 9/6; 9/13; 10/4; 10/18; 11/1; and 11/15.
  • Externship II Seminar (J.D. Externship Program) (LAWJ-1492-09) with Professor Lavery: This seminar meets on Tuesdays, 5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. on the following dates: 9/12; 9/19; 10/3; 10/17; 10/31; and 11/14.
  • Federal Indian Law Seminar with Professor R. Chambers: This seminar will meet on Mondays, 5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. There will be no meeting on campus for the first class. The first class session has been video-recorded and is available on the course Canvas site. The recording is available only to students who are enrolled in the seminar. The professor will hold the second class as scheduled on Monday, September 11, 5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
  • Global Revolutions, Civic Activism, and Civil Society with Professor Rutzen: In Fall 2017, the class will meet on the following seven Wednesdays, 1:20 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.: 8/30, 9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/11, 10/25, and 11/8.
  • Health Information Technology and the Law with Professor Geetter: This course will meet on Mondays, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • International Business Negotiations with Starling: In Fall 2017 this course will meet at the Law Center on the following Mondays: 8/28, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/10 (Monday classes meet on Tuesday, 10/10), 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, and 11/13 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Additional meetings take place offsite on the following Fridays: 10/20 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 10/27 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.; as well as the following Saturdays: 9/23, 10/14, and 10/21 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Negotiating a Joint Venture in China with Professor Gounaris: This seminar will take place on September 29, 30, and October 1.
  • Negotiations Seminar with Professor Kleinman: This course will meet on 9/1, 9/2, 9/3, 9/30, and 10/1.
  • Supreme Court Seminar with Professor Bloch: This seminar will meet on Wednesdays, 1:20 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
  • The Technology of Privacy Seminar with Professor Ohm: This seminar will meet on Thursdays, 1:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.  Later in the semester, the professor will cancel a few courses to reflect the extended time that this seminar met earlier in the semester. 
  • U.S. Legal Research Analysis & Writing (formerly: U.S. Legal Discourse I and II) with Professor Mandelberg: This course will meet on Thursdays, 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
  • U.S. Legal Research Analysis & Writing (formerly: U.S. Legal Discourse I and II) with Professor Moore: This course will meet on Mondays, 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Exam Day/Time Changes

  • Evidence with Professor Gottesman: The exam for this course will be held on December 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • International and Comparative Law on Women's Human Rights with Professor Ross:  The in-class exam will be held on December 5, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Local Government Law with Professor Gardner: The exam for this course will be held on December 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Professor Changes

  • Advanced Evidence: Trial Skills: This course will be taught by Professors Blanco and Mosier.
  • Animal Protection Litigation (FIELDWORK PRACTICUM): This seminar will be co-taught by Professors Frostic and Henry.
  • Antitrust Law: This course will be taught by Professor Pitt.
  • Drafting Contracts: This course will be taught by Professor Boone.
  • Federal Regulation of Financial Institutions: This seminar will be co-taught by Professors Baer, Navarrete, and Whiting.
  • Global Securities Offerings: This course will be co-taught by Professors Rosenthall and Quarles.
  • Legal Writing Seminar: Theory and Practice for Law Fellows (LAWJ-536-12):  This seminar will be taught by Professor Abrams on Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Legal Writing Seminar: Theory and Practice for Law Fellows (LAWJ-536-21): This seminar will be taught by Professor Keene on Mondays, 11:10 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.
  • Refugee Law and Policy: This course will be taught by Professor David Neal.
  • Transitional Justice: Theory and Practice: This seminar will be co-taught by Professors Bassin and Mandel-Anthony.
  • Trial Practice Seminar: Working with Expert Witnesses will be taught by Professors Petrosinelli and Reyes.
  • U.S. Legal Research Analysis & Writing (formerly: U.S. Legal Discourse I and II): This course will be taught by Professor Duff-O'Bryan on Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
  • U.S. Legal Research Analysis & Writing (formerly: U.S. Legal Discourse I and II): This course will be co-taught by Professors LaCour and Anderson on Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Requirement Changes

  • Administrative Law with Professor Nager: This course will require a take-home exam.
  • Appellate Courts and Advocacy Workshop (LAWJ-049-09) with Professor Wolfman: The course does not meet the writing requirement.  This course is a simulation course.  Please review the course description for an overview of the course.
  • Energy Problems Seminar: Climate Change and Other Energy Issues with Professors Huffman and Weisgall: This seminar will require a paper.
  • International Arbitration from the Arbitrator’s Point of View with Professor Tercier: This seminar will require a take-home exam.
  • International Energy Arbitration with Professor Bowman: This course will require a take-home exam.
  • Introduction to Scholarly Note Writing with Professor Wherry: This seminar is mandatory pass/fail and will not count toward the 7 credit pass/fail limit.
  • National Security Regulation with Professor Pasco: This seminar will require a paper.
  • Professional Responsibility: Ethics in Public Interest Practice with Professor Kirkpatrick: This course will require a take-home exam.
  • Supreme Court Seminar with Professor Bloch:  FIRST CLASS ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY. All enrolled and waitlisted students must be in attendance at the first class sessions in order to be eligible for a seat in the class.
  • Trial Practice with Professors Vazquez and Vasquez.
  • Use of Force and Human Rights in International Law Seminar with Professor Regan: The first-year elective, International Law, National Security, and Human Rights satisfies the prerequisite for this course.
  • Women and Leadership Seminar with Professor Sale.

SPRING 2018 SCHEDULE UPDATES

New Courses

  • Advanced Legal Writing: Transactional Practice with Professor Platt: 3 credit special requirement, Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Brexit and the Law Seminar with Professors Hillman and Horlick: 2 credit paper and 3 credit writing requirement, Thursdays, 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.  This course will be enrolled via waitlist. The 2 credit section is open to JD and LLM students.  The 3 credit writing requirement section is open only to JD students.  All interested students should waitlist themselves for this seminar by 3 p.m. on Monday, November 30.  All waitlist requests received by that deadline will be timely and will be included in the lottery that will be run after 3 p.m.
  • Business and Financial Basics for Lawyers with Professor Sawers: WEEK ONE, 2 credits, take-home exam. This seminar will meet for one week only on the following days: Monday, January 8, 2018, through Friday, January 12, 2018. Monday through Thursday the course will meet from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Business and Financial Basics for Lawyers with Professor Sawers: regular semester course, 2 credits, take-home exam, Mondays, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Civil Litigation Clinic with Professor Vladeck: 6 credits, special requirement, Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Constitutional Impact Litigation Practicum (PROJECT-BASED PRACTICUM) with Professors Geltzer and McCord: 4 credits, special requirement, Mondays, 1:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.  This course requires professor permission.
  • Constitutional Litigation and the Current Administration with Professors Ali and Matz: 2 credit paper, Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Critical Legal Theory Seminar with Professor Peller: 3 credit writing requirement, Tuesdays, 1:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
  • Drafting Contracts with Professor Boone: 2 credit special requirement, Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Election Law (PROJECT-BASED PRACTICUM) with Professors Hebert and Lang: 4 credit special requirement, Tuesdays, 11:10 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.
  • Emerging Legal and Regulatory Issues in International Oil & Gas and Energy Industries with Professor Sempertegui: 2 credit, paper, Mondays, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Entrepreneurship: Scaling a Business from Inception to Exit with Professors Ban and Fogel: 1 credit special requirement. Note: WEEK ONE COURSE. This seminar will meet for one week only on the following days: Monday, January 8, 2018, through Thursday, January 11, 2018, 1:30 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
  • Executive Branch Legal Interpretation: The Separation of Powers and the Office of Legal Counsel with Professor K. Thompson: 2 credit special requirement, Tuesdays, 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
  • Hebraic Jurisprudence: From the Bible through the Rabbis with Professor Porat: 1 credit take-home exam. This course will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on the following dates: 1/29, 1/31, 2/5, 2/7, 2/12, 2/14 and Thursday, 2/22 (Monday classes meet on this day).
  • Investor-State Dispute Settlement in Practice: Past, Present, and Future with Professors Pearsall and Yeginsu: 2 credit paper and special requirement, Wednesdays 7:55 p.m. – 9:55 p.m.
  • Prison Law and Policy with Professor Hopwood: 3 credits, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:35 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Professional Responsibility Law in the United States with Professor Buzzard: 2 credit take-home exam, Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Professional Responsibility Law in the United States with Professor Puig-Lugo: 2 credit take-home exam, Fridays, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Public Health Law & Policy in Global Perspective with Professors Gottschalk and Kavanagh: 1 credit Week One course, paper. This seminar will meet for one week only on the following days: Monday, January 8, 2018, through Friday, January 12, 2018. Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
  • Public Interest Advocacy: Government Regulation of Food and Personal-Care Products (FIELDWORK PRACTICUM) with Professors Faber and Benesh: 4 credits, paper and special requirements, Thursdays, 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. 
  • Race, Inequality and Justice with Professor Jordan: 2 credit, take-home exam, Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Rule of Law and the Administration of Justice with Professor Bhansali: 2 credit paper, Thursdays, 5:45 – 7:45 p.m.
  • Securities Arbitration and Mediation with Professor Schuerman: 2 credit take-home exam, Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Securities Litigation with Professor Saunders: 2 credits, Thursdays, 1:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
  • Seminar on Humanitarian Crises with Professor Ferris: 3 credit paper or writing requirement, Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This course is cross-listed with the School of Foreign Service and meets on the main campus. Main campus courses begin Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The first meeting of this course will be Friday, January 12, 2018. Be aware this course may run on a different calendar than the Law Center during weeks where there is a holiday. Please take this into consideration when creating your schedule so that you have flexibility to attend the class on a different day, but at the same time.
  • The Battle Over “Obamacare”: Lessons for Health Policy & American Governance with Professor Bloche: 1 credit Week One course, take-home exam.  This seminar will meet for one week only, on the following days: Monday, January 8, 2018, through Thursday, January 11, 2018, 1:30 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.  This course is open to JD and LLM students.  This course is mandatory pass/fail and will not count toward the 7 credit pass/fail limit for J.D. students.
  • Transnational Contract and Unified Sales Law with Professor Pichonnaz: 2 credits, Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Cancelled Courses

  • Academic Legal English II (formerly: Working with Legal Texts II) with Professors Baffy, Lake, and Sakai.
  • Advanced Constitutional Law: The Constitution, Democracy, and the Economy with Professor Shanor.
  • Advanced Legal Writing: Legal Writing as a Discipline with Professor Butler.
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
  • Congressional Procedure and Statutory Interpretation Seminar with Professor Nourse.
  • Constitutional Law II: Individual Rights and Liberties (LAWJ-215-09) with Professor Seidman.
  • Constitutional Rights and Their Limitations: Proportionality with Professor Barak.
  • Corporate Finance: Quantitative Analysis and Valuation with Professor Sukhatme.
  • Energy and Environment Seminar: Hydraulic Fracturing with Professor Sussman.
  • Financial Products in a New Regulatory Environment with Professor Ambler.
  • Government Lawyering (Fieldwork Practicum) with Professor Swinton.
  • International Criminal Law with Professor O'Sullivan.
  • International Efforts to Combat Corruption Seminar with Professor Dubois.
  • International Environmental Law with Professor Brown Weiss. 
  • International Law Seminar: Poverty Reduction and Accountability: The 3 credit WR section of this seminar is cancelled.  This seminar is offered for 2 credits. 
  • Lawmaking and Statutory Interpretation Seminar (year-long course) with Professor Norton.
  • Legislation with Professor Nourse.
  • Professional Responsibility Law in the U.S. with Professor Hiram Edmundo Puig-Lugo
  • Scholarly Writing with Professor Hoffman.
  • Trade and Integration in the Americas with Professors Mario Umana, Ernesto Fernandez, and Cesar Parga
  • U.S. Legal Research Analysis & Writing (formerly: U.S. Legal Discourse I and II) with Professor Hall.
  • U.S. Legal Research Analysis & Writing (formerly: U.S. Legal Discourse I and II) with Professor Simpson.

Course Description Changes

Day/Time Changes

  • Civil Rights with Professor Abernathy: This course will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:10 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
  • Commercial Law: Secured Transactions with Professor Fleming: The last class will meet on Thursday, April 26, 2018, 5:45 – 7:45 p.m.
  • Conflict Management Systems Design Seminar with Professor Costantino: In Spring 2018, this course will meet on 1/26 from 1:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; 1/27, 1/28, 2/17, and 2/18 from 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Cybersecurity Law with Professors Reilly and Collins: This seminar will meet on Wednesdays from 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
  • Developing & Financing Infrastructure Projects with Professors Khosharay and Rackoff: This course will meet on Wednesdays from 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
  • Ethics in International Arbitration with Professor Kantor: This course will meet on 1/27. 1/28, 2/3, and 2/4 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
  • International Arbitration in Asia with Professor Kim: This course will meet on 2/24 and 2/25 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • International Law, Human Rights & Fighting Impunity: Fighting War Crimes & Economic Crimes: This course will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm: 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/20, and 3/27.
  • Supreme Court Litigation Seminar with Professor Ayer: Professor Ayer's first class on Thursday, 1/18 is cancelled. Students must attend one of the following makeup sessions on Monday, 1/22: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (McD 160); 11:10 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. (McD 160); and 5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. (McD 141)).
  • Topics in Electronic Discovery with Professor Grossman: WEEK ONE COURSE. This seminar will meet for one week only on the following days: Monday, January 8, 2018, through Thursday, January 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. This course will be taught online using Zoom. Additional instructions will be provided to enrolled students.
  • Writing for Practice: Federal Courts and the Federal System with Professors Bonner and McSorley: In the Spring 2018 semester, this course will meet on the following seven Thursdays, 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.: 1/25, 2/8, 3/1, 3/22, 4/5, 4/19, and 4/26.

Professor Changes

  • Advanced Legal Research: This course will be co-taught by Professors Juarez and Nolan.
  • Civil Litigation Practice: From the Complaint to the Courthouse Steps: This seminar will be co-taught by Professors Kossak, Stott-Bumsted, and Cieslak.
  • Civil Rights Statutes and the Supreme Court Seminar: This seminar will be taught by Professor Gornstein and Judge Srinivasan.  
  • Counseling the Corporation in Crisis: This course will be taught by Professor Villa.
  • Evidence: This course will be taught by Professors Super and Brennan-Marquez.
  • International Law Seminar: Poverty Reduction and Accountability: This course will be taught by Professor Abbott.
  • International Migration and Development: This course will be taught by Professor Wistrand.
  • Legal Writing Seminar: Theory and Practice for Law Fellows (LAWJ-536-12):  This seminar will be taught by Professor Abrams on Tuesdays, 1:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
  • Legal Writing Seminar: Theory and Practice for Law Fellows (LAWJ-536-21): This seminar will be taught by Professor Keene on Mondays, 11:10 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.
  • Negotiations Seminar with Professors Bertotti and Blank.
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation Law & Policy: Is Cold War Deterrence Making a Comeback?: This seminar will be co-taught by Professors Jonas and Highsmith.
  • O’Neill Institute Practicum: Regulating Alcohol, Tobacco & Food in International and Comparative Law (PROJECT-BASED PRACTICUM): This course will be taught by Professor Cabrera.
  • Privacy Legislation: Law and Technology (PROJECT-BASED PRACTICUM): This seminar will be co-taught by Professors Vladeck, Bedoya, and Moy.

Exam Day/Time Changes

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  • Complex Litigation with Professor Glover: The exam for this course has changed to a take-home exam.
  • Drafting Partnership & LLC Agreements with Professors O’Connor and S. Schneider: The exam for this course will be held on March 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Immunity Under International Law with Professor Gresser: The exam for this course will be held on March 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Trademarks and Brands Seminar with Professor Sunder: Students will take a take-home final exam in March 2018, which will be graded.

Requirement Changes

  • Appellate Courts and Advocacy Workshop (LAWJ-049-09) with Professor Wolfman: The course does not meet the writing requirement.  The requirement of this course is paper and special requirements.  This course is a simulation course.  Please review the course description for an overview of the course.
  • Borders and Banishment Seminar with Professor McLeod: THIS COURSE REQUIRES PROFESSOR PERMISSION TO ENROLL. Please email Professor Allegra McLeod (mcleod@law.georgetown.edu) and Alina Schmidt (ajs310@georgetown.edu) by 5:00 pm on November 1, 2017 expressing your interest in taking the seminar. Please include whether you want to take the course for 2 or 3 credits.
  • Civic Engagement and Economic Development Seminar (formerly Social Entrepreneurship & Economic Development Law Seminar) with Professor Cook.  There are no prerequisites for this course. 
  • Communications Law and Policy with Professor M. Schneider: Students no longer require professor permission to withdraw from this course after the add/drop period ends. This course will follow the standard Upperclass Course Withdrawal Policy.
  • Computer Programming for Lawyers: Intermediate with Professor Ohm: THIS COURSE REQUIRES PROFESSOR PERMISSION TO ENROLL. Interested students should contact Professor Ohm at (ohm@law.georgetown.edu) by Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Withdrawal Policy: Students in Computer Programming: Intermediate serve as Teaching Assistants (TAs) to students enrolled in Computer Programming for Lawyers: An Introduction. Because the introductory class cannot operate without a minimum and stable number of TAs, it is essential we ensure a fixed enrollment for the intermediate class, by adopting special rules for dropping the class.  A student enrolled in Computer Programming for Lawyers: Intermediate may drop the class no later than 3pm on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, and only by notifying Professor Ohm in writing. After 3pm on November 1, 2017, a student may drop Computer Programming for Lawyers: Intermediate ONLY with permission from Professor Ohm and Vice Dean Jane Aiken. After November 1, 2017, permission will be granted only where remaining enrolled in the course would cause significant hardship to the student.  In the absence of permission to drop Computer Programming for Lawyers: Intermediate, a student failing to participate in the class will receive a grade of F for the appropriate number of credits.)   
  • Constitutional Law II: Individual Rights and Liberties with Professor Shulman:  FIRST CLASS ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY. All enrolled and waitlisted students must be in attendance at the first class sessions in order to be eligible for a seat in the class.
  • Cyber Threats and Technological Insecurity: Emerging Legal, Policy, and Operational Challenges with Professors Cooper and Dantiki.
  • Energy Regulation: A Practical Approach (formerly Economic Regulation of Energy) with Professors Gerarden and Kroeger. 
  • Environmental Dispute Resolution Seminar with Professor Colangelo. 
  • Environmental Law with Professors Rumsey and Shenkman: This course will require a take-home exam.
  • Executive Branch Legal Interpretation: The Separation of Powers and the Office of Legal Counsel with Professor Thompson. 
  • International Commercial Arbitration with Professor Kimmelman: This course will require a take-home exam.
  • International Economic Law Practicum (PROJECT-BASED PRACTICUM) with Professors Hillman, Kuhlmann, and Pauwelyn: THIS PRACTICUM REQUIRES PROFESSOR PERMISSION TO ENROLL. Please send a CV, and an email indicating which trade/WTO or investment law course you have taken, why you are interested in taking the Practicum and what it is you think you can add to the teams, to Alina Schmidt at ajs310@georgetown.edu by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017. After December 11, please contact Alina Schmidt to inquire whether spaces remain available; if so, students will be admitted on a rolling basis at that time.
  • National Security Crisis Law I with Professors Donohue and Cohn: This course is no longer mutually exclusive with any courses.
  • Renewable Energy Seminar: Policy, Law and Projects with Professors Cummings and Strand: This course will have a special requirement.
  • Sentencing Law and Policy with Professor Antell: This course will require a take-home exam.
  • Social Entrepreneurship and the Law with Professors Holderness and Ng: This seminar no longer has a prerequisite.
  • Strategic Intelligence and Public Policy Seminar with Professor Zirkle: The LAWJ section of this course will fulfill the writing requirement, the LAWG section of this course will require a paper.
  • Technology, Innovation and Access to the Civil Justice System (PROJECT-BASED PRACTICUM) with Professors Rostain, O’Brien and Mulcahy: This course no longer requires professor permission.
  • Topics in Electronic Discovery with Professor Grossman: J.D. students must complete a minimum of 28 credit hours before enrolling in this distance learning course.
  • Trademarks and Brands Seminar with Professor Sunder: This course requires a take-home exam.

New Title

  • Social Entrepreneurship & Economic Development Law Seminar with Professor Cook is now titled Civic Engagement and Economic Development Seminar.
  • Advanced Health Law Seminar: The Hippocratic Myth with Professor Bloche is now titled Medical Judgment, Morals, and Law Seminar.