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XAD7810http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1620XAD7810Commercial TransactionsBrooks, Gary<div>This course will cover contracts between parties of all sorts involving the transfer of goods and services, with particular emphasis on the interpretation and understanding of Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. In the context of a law firm's actual practice, and through a series of exercises both in and out of class, you will analyze specific fact situations arising out of commercial transactions, and advise clients on issues of liability, performance and breach. You will also participate in a settlement negotiation of a commercial contract based on a current "real world" dispute.</div><div>The conceit of this course is that you are an associate in a general practice law firm in Vermont. You have been assigned to work with me, a partner in the firm with a commercial law practice.<br></div>2.00000000000000GP0|#901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f;L0|#0901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f|Fall 2016;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bM 3:35 - 5:15pm1620
XAD7812http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1711XAD7812Real Estate TransactionsHesser,Scott<div></div>2.00000000000000GP0|#48bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35;L0|#048bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35|2017 Spring;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1711
XAD7814http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1621XAD7814International Intellectual PropertyMcCabe,Justin<div>The acquisition, transfer, valuation, and enforcement of intellectual property rights play an increasingly important role domestically and internationally.  During this course, students will develop a fundamental understanding of patent, trademark, and copyright law and policy, and how these policies govern the design and implementation of national laws and the influence of culture on country practices involving protection of intellectual property.  This course will also introduce students to the legal issues involved in the representation of clients involved in the innovative and creative industries and engage students with particular intellectual property issues required by a client.<br></div>2.00000000000000GP0|#901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f;L0|#0901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f|Fall 2016;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bW 9:30 - 11:10am1621
XAD7815http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1712XAD7815Municipal LawRichardson, Daniel<div>Representing a client at the municipal level is a challenge like no other in the law. A good attorney must be prepared for everything in forums that occasionally rely more on group sentiment and politics than procedure and rigor. Yet, municipal work is often the most rewarding as the work here as immediate and profound impacts on the community. This course is an introduction to the various issues faced by lawyers representing local government entities. Students will become familiar with the procedures for challenging or defending actions taken by municipalities. Assignments will challenge students to navigate between charter, statutory, bylaw and constitutional obligations. They will draft legal opinions for municipal staff, attend a municipal meeting, and conduct a mock select board meeting on a contested issue as well as drafting supporting memoranda on that issue.</div>2.00000000000000GP0|#48bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35;L0|#048bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35|2017 Spring;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bTh 3:35 - 5:15pm1712
XAD7817http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1622XAD7817Criminal Procedure: Bail to JailKruska, Elizabeth<div>Criminal Procedure: Bail to Jail is a 2 credit course designed to simulate practice using criminal cases.  Students will be expected to complete two writing assignments and two in-class oral exercises.  The focus of the class is substantive and practical criminal law and procedure.  The class will also incorporate related issues, such as professional responsibility and ethics, client and witness contact and control, and issues collateral to criminal cases.</div>2.00000000000000GP0|#901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f;L0|#0901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f|Fall 2016;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bTh 5:25 - 7:051622
XAD7821http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1713XAD7821Estate PlanningBrooks,Gary<div>Estate Planning: This class is an introduction to estate planning including the law of wills, testamentary and inter vivo trusts, basic probate of wills, basic income and estate tax considerations, powers of attorney, advance care directives and ethical and malpractice issues. Students in this segment will learn to draft a simple will and trust for surviving spouse and children, conduct a client intake interview, and prepare a durable power of attorney, and advance directive for health care.</div>2.00000000000000GP0|#48bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35;L0|#048bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35|2017 Spring;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bM 3:35 - 5:15pm1713
XAD7823http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1714XAD7823Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and CollectionEmens-Butler,Jennifer<div>This course is an introduction to consumer bankruptcy, Vermont foreclosure practice and collection. The students learn the basic differences between the chapters of the bankruptcy code, and the impact a bankruptcy may have on the circumstances facing prospective clients. The students also gain some insight as to how a bankruptcy filing or foreclosure might impact other matters such as domestic relations, estates, collections and other civil litigation. Students in this course will interview a mock bankruptcy client to obtain sufficient information to prepare bankruptcy schedules, learn about the role of the bankruptcy trustee, to assess which chapter best suits the individual client, and to discern whether any litigation may arise within the bankruptcy case. Students will also learn the basics of foreclosure and collection practices and the defenses and options that may be available for clients who are debtors. Finally, the students are asked to prepare and argue cross motions for summary judgment on a distinct bankruptcy-related legal issue.</div> <br><br> <div> Method of Evaluation is accomplished through written assignments, oral presentations, the final paper and student participation during class discussions and simulations. This course does not meet AWR and will not require a final examination. </div>2.00000000000000GP0|#48bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35;L0|#048bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35|2017 Spring;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bW 3:35 - 5:15pm1714
XAD7830http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1715XAD7830Legal ActivismCarter, Jared<div>This course examines the principles and practices of legal activism and lawyering for social change. Combining theoretical and practical approaches, the course uses historical and contemporary examples of political lawyering to expose students to a wide variety of mechanisms for effective advocacy including impact litigation, legislative advocacy, community organizing, fund-raising and financing, education, media-strategies, civil disobedience and engagement. By developing an understanding of strategies for problem-solving and their historical context, students will gain perspective on social movements individually and in connection to each other in the context of activist lawyering. Through the use of simulations, group projects and written and oral advocacy, students will be encouraged to think creatively about social change and to and develop skills to creatively problem-solve large social issues. It is a goal of the course that students develop the knowledge, tools and confidence to apply effective strategies to promote social change. </div>3.00000000000000GP0|#48bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35;L0|#048bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35|2017 Spring;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bT 3:35 - 5:15pm1715