CAFS Classes

The classes below are the current offerings in the law and policy of food, agriculture, food production, and related environmental issues.

ENV5301.A/Advanced Agricultural and Food Law Writing Seminar

This seminar is designed to provide students with an opportunity write a significant article (approx. 6,000 words) on a narrowly focused issue involving agricultural and/or food law. The purpose of this seminar is to give students who are interested in a variety of areas an opportunity to explore an emerging issue through research and writing. The goal will be to produce a publishable quality article over the course of the semester.

Professor(s)

Semester

2017 Spring

ENV5401/Agricultural Environmental Law

This course is one of the foundational courses of the agriculture and food law and policy curriculum.

Professor(s)

Laurie Ristino

Semester

2017 Spring

ENV5401.A/Agricultural Environmental Law

This course is one of the foundational courses of the agriculture and food law and policy curriculum. Land used for agricultural purposes accounts for nearly 52% of the total land area of the United States - the largest category of land use by far. Given the sheer mass of lands devoted to agriculture, any serious attempt to address environmental problems must include resource management on agricultural lands. However, the story of law's treatment of agriculture from an environmental perspective is complex and, at times, one of omission.

Professor(s)

Laurie Ristino

Semester

2015 Spring

ENV5401.A/Agricultural Environmental Law

This course is one of the foundational courses of the agriculture and food law and policy curriculum.

Professor(s)

Laurie Ristino

Semester

2016 Spring

ENV5401/Agricultural Environmental Law

This course is one of the foundational courses of the agriculture and food law and policy curriculum. Land used for agricultural purposes accounts for nearly 52% of the total land area of the United States--the largest category of land use by far. Given the shear mass of lands devoted to agriculture, any serious attempt to address environmental problems must include resource management on agricultural lands. However, the story of law’s treatment of agriculture from an environmental perspective is complex and, at times, one of omission.

Professor(s)

Laurie Ristino

Semester

2018 Spring

ENV5381.A/Agriculture and Food Entrepreneur Lawyering Skill

Teaches the nuts and bolts of providing legal services to farmers and food entrepreneurs (producers/retailers/restaurants), drawing from the rich examples of farmer and food entrepreneurs locally. Such skills are needed to equip students with real world legal knowledge for those students seeking to provide legal services in this area or who wish to start an entrepreneurial career in food and agriculture.

Professor(s)

Christie Asbee

Semester

2015 Spring

ENV5381.A/Agriculture and Food Entrepreneur Lawyering Skill

ENV 5381 Agriculture and Food Entrepreneurial Law teaches the nuts and bolts of providing legal services to farmers and food entrepreneurs (producers/retailers/restaurants), drawing from the rich examples of farmer and food entrepreneurs locally.

Professor(s)

Amy Manzelli, Beth Boepple

Semester

2016 Spring

ENV5381/Agriculture and Food Entrepreneur Lawyering Skill

Agriculture and Food Entrepreneurial Law teaches the nuts and bolts of providing legal services to farmers and food entrepreneurs (producers/retailers/restaurants), drawing from the rich examples of farmer and food entrepreneurs locally. Such skills are needed to equip students with real world legal knowledge for those students seeking to provide legal services in this area or who wish to start an entrepreneurial career in food and agriculture.

Professor(s)

Beth Boepple

Semester

2016 Fall

ENV5381.A/Agriculture and Food Entrepreneur Lawyering Skills

Teaches the nuts and bolts of providing legal services to farmers and food entrepreneurs (producers/retailers/restaurants), drawing from the rich examples of farmer and food entrepreneurs locally. Such skills are needed to equip students with real world legal knowledge for those students seeking to provide legal services in this area or who wish to start an entrepreneurial career in food and agriculture.

Professor(s)

Christie Asbee

Semester

2014 Spring

ENV5365/Climate Change: The Power of Taxes

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions requires long-term changes in behavior, and in a capitalist society, industry, businesses, and consumers respond to prices. Increase in the cost of greenhouse gases can reduce emissions, and reductions in the price of alternatives to fossil fuels can increase their use.

Professor(s)

Janet Milne

Semester

2016 Fall

ENV5365.A/Climate Change: The Power of Taxes

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions requires long-term changes in behavior, and in a capitalist society, industry, businesses, and consumers respond to prices. Increases in the cost of greenhouse gases can reduce emissions, and reductions in the price of alternatives to fossil fuels can increase their use. This seminar explores the ways in which tax systems in the United States and elsewhere can send these negative and positive price signals.

Professor(s)

Janet Milne

Semester

2015 Fall

ENV5365.A/Climate Change: The Power of Taxes

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions requires long-term changes in behavior, and in a capitalist society, industry, businesses, and consumers respond to prices. Increase in the cost of greenhouse gases can reduce emissions, and reductions in the price of alternatives to fossil fuels can increase their use. This seminar explores the ways in which tax systems can send these negative and positive price signals in the United States and elsewhere.

Professor(s)

Janet Milne

Semester

2014 Fall

ENV5405.A/Ecosystem Conservation Strategies

This course will focus on the conservation theory behind landscape scale projects and specific implementation actions. Case studies will draw conclusions for lawyers and practitioners. The course will involve lectures and discussion. Materials will draw on actual cases and projects involving The Nature Conservancy and other conservation organizations.

Professor(s)

Philip Tabas

Semester

2014 Summer - Term 3

ENV5411/Federal Regulation of Food and Agriculture

This course provides an overview of the U.S. Farm Bill and other federal laws that impact growing policy, animal husbandry, and food production. Students will examine federal farm and agriculture law with specific emphasis on the Farm Bill and its myriad of agriculture, nutrition and environmental programs. This course will explore the ways in which the Farm Bill, the single largest funding source for everything from childhood nutrition to land trust acquisition, impacts everything from U.S. international policy stances to the availability of local food resources.

Professor(s)

Semester

2017 Fall-2 DL

ENV5411.A/Federal Regulation of Food and Agriculture

This course provides an overview of the U.S. Farm Bill and other federal laws that impact growing policy, animal husbandry, and food production. Students will examine federal farm and agriculture law with specific emphasis on the Farm Bill and its myriad of agriculture, nutrition and environmental programs. This course will explore the ways in which the Farm Bill, the single largest funding source for everything from childhood nutrition to land trust acquisition, impacts everything from U.S. international policy stances to the availability of local food resources.

Professor(s)

Semester

2017 Spring-1 DL

ENV5411.A/Federal Regulation of Food and Agriculture

This course provides an overview of the U.S. Farm Bill and other federal laws that impact growing policy, animal husbandry, and food production. Students will examine federal farm and agriculture law with specific emphasis on the Farm Bill and its myriad of agriculture, nutrition and environmental programs. This course will explore the ways in which the Farm Bill, the single largest funding source for everything from childhood nutrition to land trust acquisition, impacts everything from U.S. international policy stances to the availability of local food resources.

Professor(s)

Semester

2016 Summer-1 DL

ENV5411.A/Federal Regulation of Food and Agriculture

This course provides an overview of the U.S. Farm Bill and other federal laws that impact growing policy, animal husbandry, and food production. Students will examine federal farm and agriculture law with specific emphasis on the Farm Bill and its myriad of agriculture, nutrition and environmental programs. This course will explore the ways in which the Farm Bill, the single largest funding source for everything from childhood nutrition to land trust acquisition, impacts everything from U.S. international policy stances to the availability of local food resources.

Professor(s)

Semester

2015 Fall-1 DL

CLI9428/Food & Agriculture Clinic

Clinic: In the Food and Agriculture Clinic, students collaborate with local, regional, national and international partner organizations to develop and publicly disseminate law, policy and market tools that provide guidance to food system constituencies, including farmers, food entrepreneurs, consumers, legislators, and advocates, on how to advance law, policy and market initiatives that directly or indirectly promote (1) environmentally and economically sustainable agriculture, (2) public health, (3) food access and food security, (4) local and regional agriculture economies and (5) animal we

Professor(s)

Semester

2017 Spring

CLI9428.A/Food & Agriculture Clinic

In the Food and Agriculture Clinic, students collaborate with local, regional, national and international partner organizations to develop and publicly disseminate law, policy and market tools that provide guidance to food system constituencies, including farmers, food entrepreneurs, consumers, legislators, and advocates, on how to advance law, policy and market initiatives that directly or indirectly promote (1) environmentally and economically sustainable agriculture, (2) public health, (3) food access and food security, (4) local and regional agriculture economies and (5) animal welfare.

Professor(s)

Semester

2016 Fall

CLI9429/Food & Agriculture Seminar

In the Food and Agriculture Clinic seminar, students explore the substantive laws and advocacy skills that underlie their clinic project work. Method of evaluation: The seminar is a letter grade A-F.

Professor(s)

Semester

2016 Fall

CLI9428.A/Food and Agriculture Clinic

In the Food and Agriculture Clinic, students collaborate with strategic partner organizations to create and disseminate innovative and practical legal resources, including guides, toolkits, templates, websites, infographics and white papers. These resources will support (1) targeted constituencies engaged in sustainable food and agriculture (farmers, food producers, food entrepreneurs, consumers, legislators and advocates) and (2) the expansion of sustainable food and agriculture markets.

Professor(s)

Semester

2015 Spring

CLI9428.A/Food and Agriculture Clinic

Clinic:  In the Food and Agriculture Clinic, students collaborate with local, regional, national and international partner organizations to develop and publicly disseminate law, policy and market tools that provide guidance to food system constituencies, including farmers, food entrepreneurs, consumers, legislators, and advocates, on how to advance law, policy and market initiatives that directly or indirectly promote (1) environmentally and economically sustainable agriculture, (2) public health, (3) food access and food security, (4) local and regional agriculture economies and (5) animal we

Professor(s)

Semester

2015 Fall

CLI9428.A/Food and Agriculture Clinic

In the Food and Agriculture Clinic, students collaborate with strategic partner organizations to create and disseminate innovative and practical legal resources, including guides, toolkits, templates, websites, infographics and white papers. These resources will support (1) targeted constituencies engaged in sustainable food and agriculture (farmers, food producers, food entrepreneurs, consumers, legislators and advocates) and (2) the expansion of sustainable food and agriculture markets.

Professor(s)

Semester

2014 Fall

CLI9428.A/Food and Agriculture Clinic

Clinic:  In the Food and Agriculture Clinic, students collaborate with local, regional, national and international partner organizations to develop and publicly disseminate law, policy and market tools that provide guidance to food system constituencies, including farmers, food entrepreneurs, consumers, legislators, and advocates, on how to advance law, policy and market initiatives that directly or indirectly promote (1) environmentally and economically sustainable agriculture, (2) public health, (3) food access and food security, (4) local and regional agriculture economies and (5) animal we

Professor(s)

Semester

2016 Spring

CLI9428/Food and Agriculture Clinic

In the Food and Agriculture Clinic, students collaborate with local, regional, national and international partner organizations to develop and publicly disseminate law, policy and market tools that provide guidance to food system constituencies, including farmers, food entrepreneurs, consumers, legislators, and advocates, on how to advance law, policy and market initiatives that directly or indirectly promote (1) environmentally and economically sustainable agriculture, (2) public health, (3) food access and food security, (4) local and regional agriculture economies and (5) animal welfare.

Professor(s)

Aurora Moses

Semester

2017 Fall

CLI9428/Food and Agriculture Clinic

Clinic: In the Food and Agriculture Clinic, students collaborate with local, regional, national and international partner organizations to develop and publicly disseminate law, policy and market tools that provide guidance to food system constituencies, including farmers, food entrepreneurs, consumers, legislators, and advocates, on how to advance law, policy and market initiatives that directly or indirectly promote (1) environmentally and economically sustainable agriculture, (2) public health, (3) food access and food security, (4) local and regional agriculture economies and (5) animal

Professor(s)

Semester

2018 Spring

CLI9429/Food and Agriculture Clinic - Seminar

In the Food and Agriculture Clinic seminar, students explore the substantive laws and advocacy skills that underlie their clinic project work. Method of evaluation: The seminar is a letter grade A-F.

Professor(s)

Aurora Moses

Semester

2017 Fall

CLI9429/Food and Agriculture Clinic - Seminar

Professor(s)

Semester

2018 Spring

CLI9429/Food and Agriculture Seminar

Professor(s)

Semester

2017 Spring

CLI9429.A/Food and Agriculture Seminar

Seminar:  In the Food and Agriculture Clinic seminar, students explore the substantive laws and advocacy skills that underlie their clinic project work. Method of evaluation:  The seminar is a letter grade A-F. 

Professor(s)

Semester

2015 Fall

CLI9429.A/Food and Agriculture Seminar

Seminar:  In the Food and Agriculture Clinic seminar, students explore the substantive laws and advocacy skills that underlie their clinic project work. The seminar is a letter grade A-F. 

Professor(s)

Semester

2016 Spring

ENV5380/Food Regulation and Policy

The modern food system, from farm to fork, has given rise to profound health, environmental, social, and cultural consequences. Considering these consequences as a series of law and policy issues, this course will address a host of topics: food safety, production, obesity, nutrition, sustainability, food deserts, labeling, marketing, trade, biotechnology, private standards and certification, and local food and the relationship between the state, local and federal governments regarding the regulations of food.

Professor(s)

Laurie Beyranevand '03

Semester

2018 Spring

ENV5380/Food Regulation and Policy

The modern food system, from farm to fork, has given rise to profound health, environmental, social, and cultural consequences.  Bundling these consequences into a series of legal and policy issues, this course will facilitate discussion on a host of topics: food safety, obesity, nutrition, sustainability, food deserts, labeling, marketing, trade, biotechnology, private standards and certification, local food and the relationship between the state, local and federal governments regarding the regulations of food.  Readings of cases, legislation, regulations, and provocative writings will both f

Professor(s)

Laurie Beyranevand '03

Semester

2017 Spring

ENV5380.A/Food Regulation and Policy

Concern over the regulation of food originally arose, in large part, because of the work of journalists, such as Upton Sinclair. Sinclair exposed the horrors of food manufacture and processing, in addition to concerns about worker safety. Presently, the United States is experiencing a resurgence in public concern over the safety of our food supply due to biotechnology, pesticide use, unsafe food packaging, additives, poor agency oversight, etc.

Professor(s)

Laurie Beyranevand '03

Semester

2015 Fall

ENV5380.A/Food Regulation and Policy

Concern over the regulation of food originally arose, in large part, because of the work of journalists such as Upton Sinclair. Sinclair exposed the horrors of food manufacture and processing, in addition to concerns about worker safety. Presently, the United States is experiencing a resurgence in public concern over the safety of our food supply due to biotechnology, pesticide use, unsafe food packaging, additives, poor agency oversight, etc.

Professor(s)

Laurie Beyranevand '03

Semester

2014 Fall

ENV5383.A/Food System Justice and Sustainability

This is a seminar on the impacts of our current globalized food system on the struggling margins that are impacted by industrial production methods and inequitable distribution of healthy food. The course will examine the policy and program options that could help create a Good Food environment, where food is healthy, affordable, and sustainably and fairly produced.​

Professor(s)

Semester

2014 Summer - Term 3

ENV5375.A/Global Energy Justice

This course revolves around a central question: how can justice theory help people make meaningful decisions about the production, the delivery, the use, and the effects of energy? In asking this question, the class connects the discussion of energy and technology with long-standing notions of virtue, utility, happiness, welfare, freedom, distributive justice, and procedural justice.

Professor(s)

Semester

2014 Summer - Term 3

ENV5385.A/Global Food Security

This course explores the legal landscape of global hunger: the definition of “food security;” food security risks; global food governance organizations and legal instruments; assessing and monitoring food security; food related human rights concerns; the current status of global food security; and international NGOs’ strategies for policy advocacy against hunger.​This course explores the legal landscape of global hunger: the definition of “food security;” food security risks; global food governance organizations and legal instruments; assessing and monitoring food security; food related human

Professor(s)

Semester

2014 Summer - 8 Week Courses

ENV5478.A/Global Food Security and Social Justice

This course addresses the legal landscape of global hunger, and the ways in which climate change, population growth and economic inequality intersect with food security law and policy challenges. First, we’ll address how “food security” and “hunger” are defined and measured for policy-making purposes. Then, we’ll explore international legal frameworks supporting food security and comparative domestic legal frameworks impacting food security, including Constitutional food rights, agriculture subsidies and tariffs, and public food and nutrition assistance programs.

Professor(s)

Semester

2016 Fall-1 DL

ENV5478.A/Global Food Security and Social Justice

This course addresses the legal landscape of global hunger, and the ways in which climate change, population growth and economic inequality intersect with food security law and policy challenges. First, we’ll address how “food security” and “hunger” are defined and measured for policy-making purposes. Then, we’ll explore international legal frameworks supporting food security and comparative domestic legal frameworks impacting food security, including Constitutional food rights, agriculture subsidies and tariffs, and public food and nutrition assistance programs.

Professor(s)

Semester

2016 Spring-1 DL

ENV5478/Global Food Security and Social Justice

This course addresses the legal landscape of global hunger, and the ways in which climate change, population growth and economic inequality intersect with food security law and policy challenges. First, we’ll address how “food security” and “hunger” are defined and measured for policy-making purposes. Then, we’ll explore international legal frameworks supporting food security and comparative domestic legal frameworks impacting food security, including Constitutional food rights, agriculture subsidies and tariffs, and public food and nutrition assistance programs.

Professor(s)

Semester

2018 Spring 1 DL

ENV5108.A/Intro to Law and Policy of Agriculture, Food and Environment

​This survey course brings together American law impacting agriculture and food and explores the traditional divisions between agriculture, food, and environmental regulation. The course provides a hard look at the agriculture and food production sector and involves not only an examination of traditional farming and food safety policies but the ways in which these policies intersect with environmental law and health care policy, as well as important sectors from local land use planning to international trade.

Professor(s)

Laurie Ristino

Semester

2015 Fall

ENV5108/Intro to the Law and Policy of Agriculture, Food and Environment

This survey course brings together American law impacting agriculture and food and explores the traditional divisions between agriculture, food, and environmental regulation. The course provides a hard look at the agriculture and food production sector and involves not only an examination of traditional farming and food safety policies but the ways in which these policies intersect with environmental law and health care policy, as well as important sectors from local land use planning to international trade.

Professor(s)

Laurie Ristino

Semester

2017 Fall

ENV5108.A/Intro to the Law and Policy of Agriculture, Food and the Environment

This survey course brings together American law impacting agriculture and food and explores the traditional divisions between agriculture, food, and environmental regulation. The course provides a hard look at the agriculture and food production sector and involves not only an examination of traditional farming and food safety policies but the ways in which these policies intersect with environmental law and health care policy, as well as important sectors from local land use planning to international trade.

Professor(s)

Semester

2016 Summer-2 DL

ENV5108.A/Intro to the Law and Policy of Agriculture, Food and the Environment

This survey course brings together American law impacting agriculture and food and explores the traditional divisions between agriculture, food, and environmental regulation. The course provides a hard look at the agriculture and food production sector and involves not only an examination of traditional farming and food safety policies but the ways in which these policies intersect with environmental law and health care policy, as well as important sectors from local land use planning to international trade.

Professor(s)

Semester

2015 Fall-2 DL

ENV5108.A/Intro to the Law and Policy of Agriculture, Food and the Environment

This survey course brings together American law impacting agriculture and food and explores the traditional divisions between agriculture, food, and environmental regulation. The course provides a hard look at the agriculture and food production sector and involves not only an examination of traditional farming and food safety policies but the ways in which these policies intersect with environmental law and health care policy, as well as important sectors from local land use planning to international trade.

Professor(s)

Semester

Unspecified

ENV5108.A/Introduction to Law and Policy of Agriculture, Food and the Environment

This survey course brings together American law impacting agriculture and food and explores the traditional divisions between agriculture, food, and environmental regulation. The course provides a hard look at the agriculture and food production sector and involves not only an examination of traditional farming and food safety policies but the ways in which these policies intersect with environmental law and health care policy, as well as important sectors from local land use planning to international trade.

Professor(s)

Semester

2017 Spring-2 DL

ENV5108/Introduction to the Law and Policy of Agriculture, Food and Environment

This survey course brings together American law impacting agriculture and food and explores the traditional divisions between agriculture, food, and environmental regulation.  The course provides a hard look at the agriculture and food production sector and involves not only an examination of traditional farming and food safety policies but the ways in which these policies intersect with environmental law and health care policy, as well as important sectors from local land use planning to international trade.

Professor(s)

Laurie Ristino

Semester

2016 Fall

ENV5479/Law and Policy of Local Food Systems

This course explores state and local policies that impact distribution of food, restaurant regulation, and comparisons of state-level initiatives to bolster local food markets. Students will be exposed to specific skills for small and mid-size producers and entrepreneurs working in the agricultural and food industries. Finally, students will examine the state and local food laws and emerging entrepreneurial trends in food production.

Professor(s)

Semester

2016 Spring-2 DL

ENV5479.A/Law and Policy of Local Food Systems

This course explores state and local policies that impact distribution of food, restaurant regulation, and comparisons of state-level initiatives to bolster local food markets. Students will be exposed to specific skills for small and mid-size producers and entrepreneurs working in the agricultural and food industries. Finally, students will examine the state and local food laws and emerging entrepreneurial trends in food production.

Professor(s)

Semester

2017 Summer-2 DL

ENV5479.A/Law and Policy of Local Food Systems

This course explores state and local policies that impact distribution of food, restaurant regulation, and comparisons of state-level initiatives to bolster local food markets. Students will be exposed to specific skills for small and mid-size producers and entrepreneurs working in the agricultural and food industries. Finally, students will examine the state and local food laws and emerging entrepreneurial trends in food production.

Professor(s)

Semester

2016 Fall-2 DL

ENV5479/Law and Policy of Local Food Systems

This course explores state and local policies that impact distribution of food, restaurant regulation, and comparisons of state-level initiatives to bolster local food markets. Students will be exposed to specific skills for small and mid-size producers and entrepreneurs working in the agricultural and food industries. Finally, students will examine the state and local food laws and emerging entrepreneurial trends in food production.

Professor(s)

Cari B. Rincker

Semester

2018 Spring 2 DL

ENV5381/Local Farm and Food Law in Practice

Professor(s)

Beth Boepple

Semester

2018 Spring

ENV5540.A/Public Health Implications of US Agriculture and Food Policy

It is often argued that individual food choice is the ultimate exercise of personal responsibility in our society. But what ifthat conventional wisdom was challenged, instead recognizing that a complex web of agricultural and food laws substantially influences what ends up on our plates and ultimately affects the health of individuals and communities? These policies, and the regulatory mechanisms supporting them, play a vital role in determining health outcomes for our nation, and accordingly will be explored in depth in this course.

Professor(s)

William Eubanks II '08

Semester

2014 Summer - Term 2

ENV5349/Regulating the Marine Environment

This course examines the interaction of state, federal, and international regimes in the regulation of the marine environment. After a brief historical introduction, the course looks at private rights, the public trust, and the police power in the context of state authority over coastal lands and navigable waters. We then consider the sources of federal power over marine and maritime matters and the relationship of federal preemption of state law and federal incentives for state regulation.

Professor(s)

Kinvin Wroth

Semester

2016 Fall

ENV5349.A/Regulating the Marine Environment

This course examines the interaction of state, federal, and international regimes in the regulation of the marine environment. After a brief historical introduction, the course looks at private rights, the public trust, and the police power in the context of state authority over coastal lands and navigable waters. We then consider the sources of federal power over marine and maritime matters and the relationship of federal preemption of state law and federal incentives for state regulation.

Professor(s)

Kinvin Wroth

Semester

2015 Spring

ENV5349.A/Regulating the Marine Environment

This course examines the interaction of state, federal, and international regimes in the regulation of the marine environment. After a brief historical introduction, the course looks at private rights, the public trust, and the police power in the context of state authority over coastal lands and navigable waters. We then consider the sources of federal power over marine and maritime matters and the relationship of federal preemption of state law and federal incentives for state regulation.

Professor(s)

Semester

2016 Spring

ENV5356.A/Scientific Controversies

Many legal and policy questions are deeply rooted in science, including global climate change, abortion, homosexuality, DNA forensics, evolution, genetically modified organisms, and the safety and effectiveness of prescription drugs. Sometimes the underlying science is sound, but it is distorted when communicated to the public. Other times, litigation or polarized public debate leads to biased scientific research being conducted in the first place.

Professor(s)

Craig Pease

Semester

2015 Spring

ENV5356.A/Scientific Controversies

Through case studies, this course explores the manipulation of scientific information underpinning some public policy controversies such us global climate change, abortion, homosexuality, DNA forensics, evolution, genetically modified organisms, and debates over the safety and effectiveness of prescription drugs. The course also has the broader goals of teaching the student to critically read and identify political or social bias on scientific literature.

Professor(s)

Craig Pease

Semester

2014 Spring

ENV5408.A/The Law of Animals in Agriculture

This course will cover the evolution and regulation of animal agriculture in America, contrasted with farmed animal welfare policies in other developed nations.Material will include the laws related to the breeding, raising, feeding, transporting, and slaughtering of land and marine animals used for food, particularly as related to their welfare. The class will evaluate the long term sustainability of CAFO food production specifically and animal food production generally. Finally, students will explore the likely pressures from increased international trade in agricultural products.

Professor(s)

Pamela Vesilind '08

Semester

2014 Summer - Term 1

CLI9437.A/Advanced Energy Clinic

Professor(s)

Kevin B. Jones

Semester

2015 Spring

CLI9326.A/Advanced ENRLC

Professor(s)

Doug Ruley

Semester

2015 Spring

CLI9326.A/Advanced ENRLC

Professor(s)

Doug Ruley

Semester

2014 Fall

CLI9329.A/Advanced ENRLC

Professor(s)

Doug Ruley

Semester

2015 Spring

CLI9329.A/Advanced ENRLC

Professor(s)

Doug Ruley

Semester

2014 Fall

CLI9333.A/Advanced SRLC

Students will further develop their understanding of law, broad philosophical, economic and scientific underpinnings of their work, and lawyering skills introduced in their initial SRLC experience. Students will be expected to take greater responsibility for cases and to mentor novice clinicians. Enrollment is by permission of the clinic director. Credits awarded are appropriate for the number of clinic hours worked.

Professor(s)

James C. May

Semester

2015 Spring

CLI9333A/Advanced SRLC

Students will further develop their understanding of law, broad philosophical, economic and scientific underpinnings of their work, and lawyering skills introduced in their initial SRLC experience. Students will be expected to take greater responsibility for cases and to metnor novice clinicians. Enrollment is by permission of the clinic director. Credits awarded are appropriate for the number of clinic hours worked.

Professor(s)

James C. May

Semester

2014 Spring

CLI9336.A/Advanced SRLC

Students will further develop their understanding of law, broad philosophical, economic and scientific underpinnings of their work, and lawyering skills introduced in their initial SRLC experience. Students will be expected to take greater responsibility for cases and to mentor novice clinicians. Enrollment is by permission of the clinic director. Credits awarded are appropriate for the number of clinic hours worked.

Professor(s)

James C. May

Semester

2015 Spring

CLI9336A/Advanced SRLC

Students will further develop their understanding of law, broad philosophical, economic and scientific underpinnings of their work, and lawyering skills introduced in their initial SRLC experience. Students will be expected to take greater responsibility for cases and to metnor novice clinicians. Enrollment is by permission of the clinic director. Credits awarded are appropriate for the number of clinic hours worked.

Professor(s)

James C. May

Semester

2014 Spring

CLI9339.A/Advanced SRLC

Students will further develop their understanding of law, broad philosophical, economic and scientific underpinnings of their work, and lawyering skills introduced in their initial SRLC experience. Students will be expected to take greater responsibility for cases and to mentor novice clinicians. Enrollment is by permission of the clinic director. Credits awarded are appropriate for the number of clinic hours worked.

Professor(s)

James C. May

Semester

2015 Spring

CLI9339A/Advanced SRLC

Students will further develop their understanding of law, broad philosophical, economic and scientific underpinnings of their work, and lawyering skills introduced in their initial SRLC experience. Students will be expected to take greater responsibility for cases and to metnor novice clinicians. Enrollment is by permission of the clinic director. Credits awarded are appropriate for the number of clinic hours worked.

Professor(s)

James C. May

Semester

2014 Spring

CLI9333.A/Advanced SRLC - 13 credits

Students will further develop their understanding of law, broad philosophical, economic and scientific underpinnings of their work, and lawyering skills introduced in their initial SRLC experience. Students will be expected to take greater responsibility for cases and to mentor novice clinicians. Enrollment is by permission of the clinic director. Credits awarded are appropriate for the number of clinic hours worked.

Professor(s)

James C. May

Semester

2014 Fall

CLI9336.A/Advanced SRLC - 6 credits

Students will further develop their understanding of law, broad philosophical, economic and scientific underpinnings of their work, and lawyering skills introduced in their initial SRLC experience. Students will be expected to take greater responsibility for cases and to mentor novice clinicians. Enrollment is by permission of the clinic director. Credits awarded are appropriate for the number of clinic hours worked.

Professor(s)

James C. May

Semester

2014 Fall

CLI9339.A/Advanced SRLC - 9 credits

Students will further develop their understanding of law, broad philosophical, economic and scientific underpinnings of their work, and lawyering skills introduced in their initial SRLC experience. Students will be expected to take greater responsibility for cases and to mentor novice clinicians. Enrollment is by permission of the clinic director. Credits awarded are appropriate for the number of clinic hours worked.

Professor(s)

James C. May

Semester

2014 Fall

GPP7823/Bankruptcy and Collections

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.

Professor(s)

Jan M. Sensenich

Semester

2018 Spring

GPP7823.A/Bankruptcy, Collections and Foreclosure

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.

Professor(s)

Semester

2016 Spring

XAD7823/Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Collection

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.

Professor(s)

Jan M. Sensenich

Semester

2017 Spring

XAD7810/Commercial Transactions

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.

Professor(s)

Semester

2016 Fall

GPP7810/Commercial Transactions

Advice to clients respecting commercial transactions, that is, as to binding agreements between parties of all sorts involving the transfer of goods and services, lies at the core of the private practice of law. This course is an introduction to the negotiation, drafting, performance and enforcement of such agreements in a "real world" context, with a particular emphasis on the interpretation and understanding of Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, with at least a nod to U.C.C. Articles 9 (secured transactions) and 3 (negotiable instruments) as they impact on these transactions.

Professor(s)

Chris Brooks

Semester

2018 Spring

GPP7817/Criminal Procedure - Bail to Jail

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.

Professor(s)

Elizabeth Kruska

Semester

2017 Fall

XAD7817/Criminal Procedure: Bail to Jail

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.

Professor(s)

Semester

2016 Fall

CLI9405.A/Dispute Resolution Clinic I

This clinical offering trains students to mediate. While training, students observe and will later conduct mediations in various Vermont and New Hampshire courts. The course begins with an intensive skills session in the form of a day-long training session scheduled for Monday, January 6th before the start of spring classes. Attendance at this session is MANDATORY. Students interested in taking the course MUST attend the Friday session. No exceptions can be made. There will also be one Saturday training session, presently scheduled for January 25th. This session is also mandatory.

Professor(s)

Robin Barone

Semester

2015 Spring

CLI9405.A/Dispute Resolution Clinic I

Trains students to mediate disputes through participation in local court mediation programs.  Weekly seminars focus on conflict theory, mediation techniques, litigation strategies, public policy and social justice issues, as well as ethical and licensing concerns. A portion of each class devoted to clinic-style rounds, enabling students to present the cases they have mediated for discussion and feedback.

Professor(s)

Robin Barone

Semester

2014 Spring

CLI9427.A/Energy Clinic

Through this course students will be introduced to the practical aspects of real world energy projects. Students will become involved in some aspect of the development or evaluation of real life energy projects (e.g. solar PV, energy efficiency, electric vehicle infrastructure) and may have the opportunity to support the legal and policy requirements of a particular project or through the development of model legal documents to facilitate future projects.

Professor(s)

Kevin B. Jones

Semester

2014 Fall

CLI9302.A/Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic

Credit Hours: 6, 9 or 13The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic functions as a public interest environmental law firm with a collegial atmosphere that encourages interaction and feedback among students and Clinic faculty. Under the supervision of experienced environmental attorneys, student clinicians represent community groups and conservation organizations in real-world cases and projects.

Professor(s)

Doug Ruley

Semester

2015 Spring

CLI9302.A/Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic

The ENRLC is a public interest environmental law firm.  Student clinicians work on behalf of environmental and conservation organizations under the supervision of clinical faculty.  In addition to work on cases, students attend weekly staff meetings and a weekly seminar.

Professor(s)

Doug Ruley

Semester

2014 Spring

CLI9302.A/Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic

(6, 9 or 13 credits)The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic is a public interest environmental law firm with a collegial atmosphere that encourages interaction and feedback among students and Clinic faculty. Under the supervision of experienced environmental attorneys, student clinicians represent community groups and conservation organizations in real-world cases and projects.

Professor(s)

Doug Ruley

Semester

2014 Fall

XAD7821/Estate Planning

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.

Professor(s)

Gary Brooks

Semester

2017 Spring

GPP7821.A/Estate Planning

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.

Professor(s)

Gary Brooks

Semester

2016 Spring

FAM7710/Estates

This foundation course examines gratuitous transfers of property. Included are practical studies of the drafting, execution, revocation, and construction of wills; will substitutes; inheritance; the administration of decedents’ estates; trusts and fiduciary relationships; inter vivos gifts; powers of appointment; future interests; and end-of-life planning. Special emphasis is placed on the relationship between lawyer and client in this context. Method of evaluation: Final exam. AWR (No)

Professor(s)

Gary Brooks

Semester

2017 Fall

FAM7715/Family Law

This course will examine the roles of law and of private ordering in family law contexts. Topics which may be included are marriage and divorce, child custody and support, alimony, property division, tax consequences of divorce, and family violence. The course will also look at various means of dispute resolution in the domestic relations area, including negotiation, mediation, and litigation. The course will include simulations and other exercises designed to develop practical skills and to consider substantive law through skill exercises.

Professor(s)

Susan B. Apel

Semester

2017 Fall

FAM7717/Family Law Practice Lab

This simulation-based course is designed to compliment the Family Law doctrinal course taught by Professor Apel. Students will develop litigation skills through simulated family law scenarios that can be carried into many general practice fields. Students will draft documents, argue motions, and learn from guest speakers during the two-hour workshop with ample opportunity for immediate feedback and support. The class will meet bi-weekly: 9/11, 9/25, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 12/4.

Professor(s)

Cara Cookson

Semester

2017 Fall

CLI9429.A/Food and Ag Clinic Seminar

Professor(s)

Semester

2014 Fall

CLI9428.A/Food and Agriculture Clinic

In the Food and Agriculture Clinic, students collaborate with strategic partner organizations to create and disseminate innovative and practical legal resources, including guides, toolkits, templates, websites, infographics and white papers. These resources will support (1) targeted constituencies engaged in sustainable food and agriculture (farmers, food producers, food entrepreneurs, consumers, legislators and advocates) and (2) the expansion of sustainable food and agriculture markets.

Professor(s)

Semester

2015 Spring

CLI9428.A/Food and Agriculture Clinic

In the Food and Agriculture Clinic, students collaborate with strategic partner organizations to create and disseminate innovative and practical legal resources, including guides, toolkits, templates, websites, infographics and white papers. These resources will support (1) targeted constituencies engaged in sustainable food and agriculture (farmers, food producers, food entrepreneurs, consumers, legislators and advocates) and (2) the expansion of sustainable food and agriculture markets.

Professor(s)

Semester

2014 Fall

GPP7810.A/GPP: Commercial Transactions

Advice to clients respecting commercial transactions, that is, as to binding agreements between parties of all sorts involving the transfer of goods and services, lies at the core of the private practice of law.  This course is an introduction to the negotiation, drafting, performance and enforcement of such agreements in a "real world" context, with a particular emphasis on the interpretation and understanding of Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, with at least a nod to U.C.C.

Professor(s)

Gary Brooks

Semester

2015 Fall

GPP7814.A/GPP: International Intellectual Property

An introduction to the legal issues involved in the development of innovative and artistic works across national boundaries.  Students advise simulated clients on substantive international intellectual property policy issues, negotiate a cross border transaction for the development, ownership, and license of intellectual property, and conduct a due diligence evaluation of an international target’s intellectual property portfolio.

Professor(s)

Justin McCabe

Semester

2015 Fall

GPP7818.A/GPP: Representing Entrepreneurial Businesses

Professor(s)

Joseph E. Mullaney, III

Semester

2015 Fall

GPP7817.A/GPP: Criminal Law - Bail to Jail

This segment of GPP is taught through the adjudication cycle of a criminal case from the bail hearing through sentencing. Classes focus on substantive law as related to the case study fact patterns presented. Students act as prosecutors and defense attorneys. Students will present two hearings, and will have two written assignments based on their case files. Most classes will also include discussions of practical ethical issues that arise in criminal cases.

Professor(s)

Elizabeth Kruska

Semester

2015 Fall

GPP7806.A/GPP: Domestic Relations: A Transactional Approach

This course is an introduction to the substantive law of domestic relations, including divorce, domestic violence, parental rights and responsibilities, child support, spousal maintenance, property settlements, tax consequences, and ethical considerations.

Professor(s)

Susan B. Apel

Semester

2014 Fall

XAD7814/International Intellectual Property

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 ind

Professor(s)

Justin McCabe

Semester

2016 Fall

GPP7814/International Intellectual Property

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.

Professor(s)

Justin McCabe

Semester

2017 Fall

CLI9425.A/JD Externship - Part-time

The Part-Time JD Externship Program is a field-based externship in which student's apprentice (without pay) with lawyers in all areas of practice. The part-time externship program is appropriate for students interested in self-directed learning under the supervision of an experienced mentor. Field-mentors are experienced lawyers who work with and within: government (state, federal and local), NGO's, non-profit organizations, corporations and law firms.

Professor(s)

Jeffry White

Semester

2015 Spring

CLI9425.A/JD PT Externship

Provides an opportunity to obtain field based experience on a part-time basis.  Students must work three hours per week for 15 weeks for each credit earned, and may earn from two to six credits depending on the time committed.  Students meet regularly with their faculty sponsors for evaluation and reflection of their experience.

Professor(s)

Jeffry White

Semester

2014 Spring

CLI9431.A/Judicial Class

    Please see class descriptions by term for registration information.

Professor(s)

Jeffry White

Semester

2014 Spring

CLI9430.A/Judicial Externship

Places students in judges chambers, where students learn about the process of judicial decision making by observing the function of a court. Students work with the supervising judge to develop legal skills such as writing, research, and analytical skills. All judicial externship students complete an Academic Component which concentrates on judicial and legal ethics, judicial philosophy and history; decision making and judicial discretion; and judicial opinion writing.

Professor(s)

Jeffry White

Semester

2014 Spring

CLI9431.A/Judicial Externship - Class

The Judicial Externship Program is a field-based externship in which students apprentice (without pay) in judicial chambers. The Judicial Externship is appropriate for students interested in self-directed learning under the supervision of an experienced judge and judicial clerk. The Judicial Externship will provide students the opportunity to learn about the process of judicial decision making by observing the function of a particular court while thinking about the management and administration of the court system.

Professor(s)

Jeffry White

Semester

2015 Spring

CLI9431.A/Judicial Externship - Class

The Judicial Externship Program is a field-based externship in which students apprentice (without pay) in judicial chambers. The Judicial Externship is appropriate for students interested in self-directed learning under the supervision of an experienced judge and judicial clerk. The Judicial Externship will provide students the opportunity to learn about the process of judicial decision making by observing the function of a particular court while thinking about the management and administration of the court system.

Professor(s)

Jeffry White

Semester

2014 Fall

CLI9430.A/Judicial Externship - Full-time

The Judicial Externship Program is a field-based externship in which students apprentice (without pay) in judicial chambers. The Judicial Externship is appropriate for students interested in self-directed learning under the supervision of an experienced judge and judicial clerk. The Judicial Externship will provide students the opportunity to learn about the process of judicial decision making by observing the function of a particular court while thinking about the management and administration of the court system.

Professor(s)

Semester

2015 Spring

CLI9425.A/Judicial Externship - Part-time

The Part-Time JD Externship Program is a field-based externship in which students apprentice (without pay) with lawyers in all areas of practice. The part-time externship program is appropriate for students interested in self-directed learning under the supervision of an experienced mentor. Field-mentors are experienced lawyers who work with and within: government (state, federal and local), NGO's, non-profit organizations, corporations and law firms.

Professor(s)

Jeffry White

Semester

2014 Fall

CLI9430.A/Judicial Externship - Practicum

The Judicial Externship Program is a field-based externship in which students apprentice (without pay) in judicial chambers. The Judicial Externship is appropriate for students interested in self-directed learning under the supervision of an experienced judge and judicial clerk. The Judicial Externship will provide students the opportunity to learn about the process of judicial decision making by observing the function of a particular court while thinking about the management and administration of the court system.

Professor(s)

Jeffry White

Semester

2014 Fall

CLI9450.A/Land Use Clinic

The Land Use Clinic is a six-credit course that combines a two-credit classroom component with a four-credit placement experience. The classroom component of the course introduces students to the policies and procedures underlying Vermont’s Environmental Court, to substantive issues that commonly arise in land use practice, and to the competencies that lawyers need for effective representation in this area of law.

Professor(s)

Catherine Gjessing

Semester

2015 Spring

CLI9450.A/Land Use Clinic

Provides an opportunity to develop lawyering skills, particularly as applied in the area of land use practice. The classroom component introduces relevant land use law, practice, and competencies needed for effective representation. The placements build on the class providing students a significant practical experience in land use law.

Professor(s)

Catherine Gjessing

Semester

2014 Spring

CLI9450.A/Land Use Clinic

The Land Use Clinic combines a two-credit classroom component with a four-credit placement experience. The classroom component of the course introduces students to the policies and procedures underlying Vermont’s Environmental Court, to substantive issues that commonly arise in land use practice, and to the competencies that lawyers need for effective representation in this area of law.

Professor(s)

Catherine Gjessing

Semester

2014 Fall

XAD7830/Legal Activism

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.

Professor(s)

Semester

2017 Spring

GPP7830/Legal Activism

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.

Professor(s)

Jared Carter

Semester

2018 Spring

GPP7830.A/Legal Activism

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 socia

Professor(s)

Semester

2016 Spring

CLI9432.1/LLM Externship

LLM Externships are designed to allow LLM candidates the opportunity to engage in one-on-one or small group learning in a practical setting such as a governmental agency, law firm, corporation, or non-profit organization. These externships provide students an opportunity to gain familiarity with lawyering skills, including written and oral communication; problem solving; trial preparation; drafting documents, proposed legislation, proposed regulations, and pleadings; interviewing, counseling and negotiation; and other legal skills.

Professor(s)

Semester

2014 Fall

CLI9432.A/LLM Externship

LLM Externships are designed to allow LLM candidates the opportunity to engage in one-on-one or small group learning in a practical setting such as a governmental agency, law firm, corporation, or non-profit organization. These externships provide students an opportunity to gain familiarity with lawyering skills, including written and oral communication; problem solving; trial preparation; drafting documents, proposed legislation, proposed regulations, and pleadings; interviewing, counseling and negotiation; and other legal skills.

Professor(s)

Semester

2015 Spring

CLI9440.1/Master's Externship

Master's Externships are designed to give students first-hand field experience in the environmental/energy area. Prior students' work has included counseling, drafting regulations and legislation, developing environmental handbooks, preparing legal memoranda, drafting or commenting on environmental plans, preparing environmental impact statements, and analyzing environmental issues from a legal and/or scientific perspective. The best experiences integrate legal, scientific, policy, and ethical issues.

Professor(s)

Semester

2014 Fall

CLI9440.A/Master's Externship

Master of Environmental Law and Policy Externships are designed to give students first-hand field experience in the environmental area. Prior students' work has included counseling, drafting regulations and legislation, developing environmental handbooks, preparing legal memoranda, drafting or commenting on environmental plans, preparing environmental impact statements, and analyzing environmental issues from a legal and/or scientific perspective. The best experiences integrate legal, scientific, policy, and ethical issues.

Professor(s)

Semester

2015 Spring

XAD7815/Municipal Law

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.

Professor(s)

Semester

2017 Spring

GPP7815/Municipal Law

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.

Professor(s)

Daniel Richardson

Semester

2018 Spring

GPP7815.A/Municipal Law

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.

Professor(s)

Daniel Richardson

Semester

2016 Spring

XAD7812/Real Estate Transactions

Professor(s)

Scott Hesser

Semester

2017 Spring

CLI9412.A/Semester in Practice - Class

The Semester in Practice Program is a field-based externship in which students apprentice (without pay) with lawyers in all areas of practice. The SiP is appropriate for students interested in self-directed learning under the supervision of an experienced mentor. Field-mentors are experienced lawyers who work with and within: government (state, federal and local), NGO's, non-profit organizations, corporations and law firms.

Professor(s)

Jeffry White

Semester

2014 Fall

CLI9412.A/Semester in Practice - Class

The Semester in Practice Program is a field-based externship in which students apprentice (without pay) with lawyers in all areas of practice. The SiP is appropriate for students interested in self-directed learning under the supervision of an experienced mentor. Field-mentors are experienced lawyers who work with and within: government (state, federal and local), NGO's, non-profit organizations, corporations and law firms.

Professor(s)

Jeffry White

Semester

2015 Spring

CLI9411.A/Semester in Practice - Practicum

The Semester in Practice Program is a field-based externship in which students apprentice (without pay) with lawyers in all areas of practice. The SiP is appropriate for students interested in self-directed learning under the supervision of an experienced mentor. Field-mentors are experienced lawyers who work with and within: government (state, federal and local), NGO's, non-profit organizations, corporations and law firms.

Professor(s)

Semester

2015 Spring

CLI9411.A/Semester in Practice - Practicum

The Semester in Practice Program is a field-based externship in which students apprentice (without pay) with lawyers in all areas of practice. The SiP is appropriate for students interested in self-directed learning under the supervision of an experienced mentor. Field-mentors are experienced lawyers who work with and within: government (state, federal and local), NGO's, non-profit organizations, corporations and law firms.

Professor(s)

Jeffry White

Semester

2014 Fall

CLI9411.A/SIP

A full-time external clinic, appropriate for students interested in self-directed learning under the supervision of an experienced mentor. Field-mentors are experienced lawyers who work with and within government, NGO's, non-profit organizations, corporations and law firms.

Professor(s)

Semester

2014 Spring

CLI9412.A/SIP Class

The first (a required orientation) of the 10 seminar classes that make up the classroom component of the SiP/ESW is held  at the end of the semester prior to that in which the student is enrolled.  Other classes are conducted on-line during the practicum semester.

Professor(s)

Semester

2014 Spring

CLI9315.B/South Royalton Legal Clinic - Class

Students work on a variety of civil cases, representing persons unable to afford private counsel. Cases are in such areas as Social Security; income maintenance; unemployment compensation; domestic relations; bankruptcy; landlord-tenant relations; consumer protection; juvenile law; representation of children; immigration; and assistance to prisoners. Student practice rules in state/federal courts allow students to file pleadings, conduct discovery, and make court appearances with the consent of the court and under attorney sponsorship.

Professor(s)

James C. May

Semester

2015 Spring

CLI9310.A/South Royalton Legal Clinic - Full-time

Students work on a variety of civil cases, representing persons unable to afford private counsel. Cases are in such areas as Social Security; income maintenance; unemployment compensation; domestic relations; bankruptcy; landlord-tenant relations; consumer protection; juvenile law; representation of children; immigration; and assistance to prisoners. Student practice rules in state/federal courts allow students to file pleadings, conduct discovery, and make court appearances with the consent of the court and under attorney sponsorship.

Professor(s)

James C. May

Semester

2015 Spring

CLI9310.A/South Royalton Legal Clinic - Full-time

Students work on a variety of civil cases, representing persons unable to afford private counsel. Cases are in such areas as Social Security; income maintenance; unemployment compensation; domestic relations; bankruptcy; landlord-tenant relations; consumer protection; juvenile law; representation of children; immigration; and assistance to prisoners. Student practice rules in state/federal courts allow students to file pleadings, conduct discovery, and make court appearances with the consent of the court and under attorney sponsorship.

Professor(s)

James C. May

Semester

2014 Fall

CLI9312.A/South Royalton Legal Clinic - Part-time

Students work on a variety of civil cases, representing persons unable to afford private counsel. Cases are in such areas as Social Security; income maintenance; unemployment compensation; domestic relations; bankruptcy; landlord-tenant relations; consumer protection; juvenile law; representation of children; immigration; and assistance to prisoners. Student practice rules in state/federal courts allow students to file pleadings, conduct discovery, and make court appearances with the consent of the court and under attorney sponsorship.

Professor(s)

James C. May

Semester

2015 Spring

CLI9312.A/South Royalton Legal Clinic - Part-time

Students work on a variety of civil cases, representing persons unable to afford private counsel. Cases are in such areas as Social Security; income maintenance; unemployment compensation; domestic relations; bankruptcy; landlord-tenant relations; consumer protection; juvenile law; representation of children; immigration; and assistance to prisoners. Student practice rules in state/federal courts allow students to file pleadings, conduct discovery, and make court appearances with the consent of the court and under attorney sponsorship.

Professor(s)

James C. May

Semester

2014 Fall

CLI9310.A/South Royalton Legal Clinic FT

An on-campus clinic dedicated to serving Vermont residents who cannot afford private counsel.  Students work under supervising attorneys representing real clients in civil cases in state and federal courts in Vermont and before administrative agencies.

Professor(s)

James C. May

Semester

2014 Spring

CLI9312.A/South Royalton Legal Clinic PT

An on-campus clinic dedicated to serving Vermont residents who cannot afford private counsel.  Students work under supervising attorneys representing real clients in civil cases in state and federal courts in Vermont and before administrative agencies.

Professor(s)

James C. May

Semester

2014 Spring

CLI9315.A/SRLC Class

    Please see class descriptions by term for registration information.

Professor(s)

James C. May

Semester

2014 Spring

CLI9315.B/SRLC Class

    Please see class descriptions by term for registration information.

Professor(s)

James C. May

Semester

2014 Spring