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2021 Fall Residential Classes

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2021 Fall Residential Classes

ADR6410.01/Alternative Dispute Resolution

This course presents the theory and practice of negotiation, mediation, and arbitration that constitute the foundation of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) through lecture and simulations. Examines the different theories and approaches to ADR, as well as the wide range of issues that arise in the selection and application of these dispute resolution techniques.

T 2:10 PM-4:50 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Debevoise Hall, MAP

Professor(s)

Joan Vogel

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

ADR6420.01/Negotiation

A hands-on introduction to the theory and practice of negotiation. Explores the tension that is created in every negotiation between cooperating to create value with the other side and competing to claim value against the other side. While there is a lecture component of this course, instruction relies heavily on the use of simulations

S 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8/27/2021 - 12/10/2021
F 2:10 PM - 6:00 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/10/2021
Location: On-campus

Professor(s)

Donald "Tad" Powers

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

BUS6218.01/Introduction to Start Up Law

This course offers an introduction to the legal skills and knowledge needed to provide entrepreneurs and emerging start-ups with legal guidance. Using innovate legal tools and processes, the course simulates the legal guidance considerations necessary to launch an enterprise through simulated exercises with triple bottom line companies. The concentration on triple bottom line companies that impact environmental issues and social justice creates the opportunity to explore public benefit enterprise concepts that bring both mainstream and distinct legal concerns to light.

Professor(s)

Jeannette Eicks

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

BUS6235.01/Corporations and Other Business Associations

Provides a basic understanding of the different organizational forms for businesses, including corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, general partnerships and sole proprietorships. The course also examines the law of agency, and surveys selected topics, such as basic accounting principles, business formation, financing, dissolution, and securities regulation. A JD bar course.

MTR 2:10 PM-3:25 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 110

Professor(s)

John Echeverria

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

BUS6237.01/ Debtor-Creditor Law and Bankruptcy

An exploration of consumer bankruptcy law under Chapters 7, 12, and 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and how the law impacts the rights of borrowers and lenders. The course covers the creation of consumer lender-borrower relationships, including promissory notes, security agreements, and mortgages; rights of borrowers under the Truth in Lending Act, RESPA, and other consumer protection laws; creditor remedies; and exemption statutes under state and federal law.

T 2:10 PM - 3:55 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 210

Professor(s)

Tavian Mayer

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

BUS6245.01/Employment Law

Examines areas of federal and state labor law which regulate the employment relationship and which provide minimum protection outside of collective bargaining. Major topics considered include wrongful discharge, post-employment liability, employee privacy, genetic and drug testing, and employee welfare and retirement benefits (ERISA).

MW 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 208

Professor(s)

Joan Vogel

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

BUS6246.01/Employment Law Practice

Employment Law Practicum is a one credit simulation-based module designed to provide students with opportunities for transactional learning in addition to those already contained in Employment Law. It will also include a professional development component that focuses on the employment law practitioner.

M 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 210

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

BUS6260.01/Intellectual Property

A basic introduction to the law of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.

M 3:35 PM-5:10 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Debevoise Hall, MAP

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

BUS6290.01/Securities Regulation

A study of federal law and the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission concerning the registration, distribution and trading of securities, and legal and regulatory aspects of the securities industry. The course considers the responsibilities and liabilities of issuers of securities, its officers and directors, brokers, attorneys, and other participants in the distribution and trading processes, as well as issues regarding "insider" trading.

TR 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Debevoise Hall, MAP

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

CLI 9310 01/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. AWR class.


8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, South Royalton Legal Clinic

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

CLI9302.01/Environmental Advocacy Clinic

The EAC 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.


8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Environmental Advocacy Clinic

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

CLI9312.01/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. An AWR class.


8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: Location info not yet available.

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

CLI9318.01/Environmental Justice Clinic

This clinic works on behalf of community-based organizations on administrative cases and projects: administrative complaints, petitions, and comments; litigation; and legislation. The docket includes cases under civil rights and environmental statutes, and supports community based movements challenging the impacts of industrial agriculture and other contamination on communities of color and low-income communities.


8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: Location info not yet available.

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

CLI9319.01/Climate Justice Practicum

The Climate Justice Practicum is a collaboration between VLS, Yale School of Public Health, and Yale School of the Environment. Students work on interdisciplinary teams, with partner organizations, on applied projects involving law, policy and public health that address the full range of climate justice issues.


8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: Location info not yet available.

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

CLI9323.01/Advanced Environmental Advocacy Clinic

Students will further develop their understanding of law, broad philosophical, economic and scientific underpinnings of their work, and lawyering skills introduced in their initial ENRLC 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. A JD skills class. Please see class descriptions by term for registration information.

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

CLI9348.01/Advanced Environmental Justice Clinic

Students in the Advanced Environmental Justice Clinic will build on the knowledge and skills they developed in the EJ Clinic. Students will be exposed to new material and concepts as they work on administrative cases and projects, litigation, and legislation on behalf of environmentally overburdened communities of color and low-income communities.

 

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

CLI9411.01/Semester In Practice (SIP)

Places students under the supervision of an experienced lawyer in a government office, NGO, non-profit organization, corporation, or law firm. Students engage in self-directed learning under the guidance of the supervising attorney and learn about the practice of law through observation and participation in practice.


8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: Location info not yet available.

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

CLI9425.01/JD Part-Time 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 four to six credits depending on the time committed. Students meet regularly with their faculty sponsors for evaluation and reflection of their experience.

M
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: Location not yet available.

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

CLI9427.01/Energy Clinic

Provides an opportunity to obtain field based experience on a part-time basis.


8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: No location information is available yet.

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

CLI9430.01/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)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

CLI9430.01/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.


8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
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Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

CLI9437.01/Advanced Energy Clinic

No description is available for this class.


8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location:

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

CRI7305.01/Advanced Criminal Law Seminar

This seminar will focus on Alternative Criminal Justice Programs and Responses. Using a national template known as the Sequential Intercept Model, students will be introduced to evidence-based approaches and programs at every stage of the criminal justice system that provide effective alternatives to the traditional model from arrest through release from incarceration. Students will not only gain an in depth knowledge of regional, national and international alternative criminal justice approaches, they will also meet with and learn from leading alternative justice practitioners.

Professor(s)

Robert Sand

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

CRI7317.01/Criminal Practice and Procedure

This course covers the basics of 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th Amendment jurisprudence and major criminal procedure rules.

TR 2:10 PM - 4:30 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 208

Professor(s)

Anna Saxman '85

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

DIV7610.01/Race and the Law Seminar

Provides an introduction to race as it relates to and is reflected in the law. The seminar focuses on the role and experience of African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Latin-Americans, and Native-Americans in American society, with attention to questions concerning critical race theory, class, family, and feminism.

M 3:35 PM - 5:10 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, NLT

Professor(s)

Shirley Jefferson

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

ENV5108.01/Introduction to Agriculture and Food Law and Policy

Feeding a growing global population—9.6 billion by 2050—without destroying our planet is one of the critical challenges of our time. Overlay the impacts of climate change, international trade, and the influence of corporations on agricultural production, and this is one of the most complex areas of the law and policy. It is also one of the fastest growing areas, fueled by the food movement both domestically and internationally, greater public awareness of food issues and concerns related to the healthfulness of our food. Indeed, this is an exciting time to be studying food systems law.

Professor(s)

Emily Spiegel

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

ENV5113.01/Legal and Policy Writing Seminar

This course will introduce students to key principles of clear and precise writing, familiarize them with legal organization and IRAC (Issue, Rule, Analysis, Conclusion), and teach them the basics of legal research. These basic skills help students succeed in their other classes, as well as in their professional careers. For Masters Students Only.

8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

ENV5115.01/Environmental Law

An introduction to the broader categories of protecting human health and the environment to both assess the successes and failures of environmental protection in the U.S. and gain more detailed substantive knowledge of several key statutes.

TR 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 107

Professor(s)

David B. Firestone

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

ENV5125.01/Land Use Regulation

A basic course in land use law. Covers planning and all manner of private and public land use regulation from common interest communities, to subdivisions, to zoning, to variances, to planned development districts, to transit-oriented development, to traditional neighborhood design, to form-based codes, to growth management.

MW 12:45 PM-2:00 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 110

Professor(s)

Janet Milne

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

ENV5212.01/Climate Change and the Law

Climate change is the most profound social and environmental issue of the 21st century. This course will integrate the emerging science and law of climate change along with economic and inter-generational equity aspects of the problem. We will consider how existing federal laws such as the Clean Air Act and NEPA may be used to address climate change as well as how new more comprehensive laws may be fashioned. Different policy instruments will be considered including carbon taxes and emissions trading.

Professor(s)

Pat Parenteau

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

ENV5218.01/International Climate Change Law

This 3-credit hybrid classroom/experiential course demystifies the international climate treaty regime through critique of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Kyoto Protocol, and the Paris Agreement. Sitting at the intersection of science, law and practice, the course provides an opportunity to support a small island client as it prepares and responds to the COP26 ocean-climate dialogue.

Professor(s)

Sarah M. Reiter JD’13

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

ENV5226.01/Energy Law and Policy in a Carbon Constrained World

Examines key issues in American energy policy and searches for ways to ease the strains which that policy puts upon environmental sustainability. The course reviews fundamental facts about our energy demands and sample regulatory orders and legal writings that address many of those elements from the perspective of a legal review. Background readings will include ethical issues of social justice in siting projects and meeting or limiting energy demand, the statutory schemes underlying traditional regulation, and an introduction to wholesale electric markets.

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

ENV5229.01/Environmental Issues in Business Transactions

An exploration the types of environmental risks and issues that are commonly confronted in a variety of business-related transactions such as the acquisition of all of the stock of a company, asset purchases, real estate deals, leases and financings. Special focus on how the environmental issues in transactions are identified and managed in the course of a deal. The unique environmental issues associated with the purchase and redevelopment of contaminated properties or so-called Brownfield sites are also covered.

Professor(s)

Siu Tip Lam

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

ENV5246.01/Water Quality

An in depth analysis of the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Ocean Dumping Act, along with relevant regulations, policies and case law. Other federal statutes are covered more selectively, along with state laws. Regulation of groundwater contamination is included as well as tort claims for damages.

TRF 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 110

Professor(s)

Pat Parenteau

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

ENV5307.01/Animals and the Law

This course considers the tensions inherent in trying to serve the needs of humans and animals, plus constitutional limitations of justifiability, due process, and First Amendment guarantees. Students become familiar with litigation tools commonly used in animal law practice.

TR 3:35 PM - 4:50 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 110

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

ENV5365.01/Climate Change: The Power of Taxes

This seminar explores the ways in which tax systems can effect change in the energy consumption behavior of business, industry, and consumers. The seminar addresses issues of theory, policy, politics, and law and, while focusing on climate change, provides students with a framework for understanding how and when to use tax measures to address other environmental problems. AWR.

M 3:35 PM - 5:10 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 208

Professor(s)

Janet Milne

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

ENV5381.01/Local Farm and Food Law in Practice

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. A JD skills class.

TR 9:55 AM - 11:10 AM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 110

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

ENV5401.01/Agricultural and the Environment

Land used for agricultural purposes (timer land excepted) accounts for nearly 53% of the total land area of the United States - the largest category of land use by far. This course addresses the complex and interconnected relationship of environmental and agricultural law, its historical roots and modern developments.

M 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 208

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

ENV5535.01/Transnational Environmental Practicum

This course will combine substantive classroom instruction with project implementation where students are teamed up to work on an environmental-related legal or policy research project for a partner organization in China or one of developing countries in the Mekong Region – Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam or Laos. The projects, which are drawn from the work of the U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law (PEL), support PEL’s partnering organizations’ environmental advocacy and legal reform work on the ground.

Thursdays - 8:30 to 9:45 AM

Fridays - 3:35 to 4:45 PM

Professor(s)

Siu Tip Lam

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

ENV5902.01/SPTC:Constitutional Animal 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.

W 3:35 PM - 5:10 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 208

Professor(s)

Pamela A. Vesilind JD'08

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

ENV5903.01/SPTC: Legal and Policy Writing

Classes offered under this designation explore special areas of interest, including newly developing areas of law, or specialties of visiting faculty and fellows. Students should consult registration information specific information on classes presented under this title.

SPTC - Special Topic

TR 9:55 AM - 11:10 AM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Debevoise Hall, MAP

Professor(s)

Laurie Beyranevand '03

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

ENV7380.01/Advanced Environmental Legal Research

Provides in-depth exposure to the most useful, efficient strategies and resources for environmental law research, including highly specialized information databases, advanced administrative law research, legislative history, and environmental news/updating services.

R 9:55 AM - 11:10 AM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Debevoise Hall, NLT

Professor(s)

Christine Ryan

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

FAM7710.01/Estates

This course examines gratuitous transfers by intestate succession, wills, trusts, and other techniques; execution and revocation of wills; will substitutes; administration of estates; family survivors' rights; the nature of trusts and fiduciary relationships; powers of appointment; and future interests. A JD bar class. Prerequisite: REQ7160-Property.

TRF 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 012

Professor(s)

Stephanie Willbanks

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

FAM7715.01/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)

Margaret Olnek

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

FAM7720.01/Health Law

This survey course will provide an introduction to the broad body of laws and policies governing the provision of health care in the United States, focusing on the subjects most applicable to lawyers representing health care providers and regulators. The course will start with an overview of the challenges facing the U.S. health care system in the areas of cost, access and quality, providing context for the balance of the semester’s work.

Professor(s)

Spencer Knapp

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

GPP7813.01/Real Estate Practice Lab

A simulation-based survey of real estate transactions. Students search, review, and analyze titles; counsel clients; negotiate real estate transactions; and draft of documents for real estate closings.

W 3:35 PM - 5:10 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 211

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

GPP7817.01/GPP: Criminal Procedure - Bail to Jail

This simulation-based course provides exposure to the process and procedure of criminal trial court. Students act as prosecutors and defense attorneys in a criminal matter, from arraignment and bail hearing through plea bargain. Students draft motions, engage in plea negotiations, and perform bail, plea, and sentencing hearings.

R 5:25 PM - 7:05 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 211

Professor(s)

Elizabeth Kruska

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

GPP7823.01/GPP: Bankruptcy Practice Lab

A simulation-based introduction to consumer bankruptcy. Students interview prospective bankruptcy client, prepare bankruptcy schedules, learn about the role of the bankruptcy trustee, determine the appropriate bankruptcy chapter for each client; discern whether any litigation may arise within the bankruptcy case; and argue motions on behalf of their clients. A hands-on introduction to Landlord/Tenant law is also offered. Students will complete several tasks, such as negotiating a lease agreement, and exchanging eviction pleadings.

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

LIT7210.01/Evidence

Considers the rules governing the admissibility of testimonial, physical, documentary, and demonstrative evidence in trials and other formal legal proceedings. Topics considered include relevance, prejudice, competency, hearsay, opinion, impeachment, and privilege.

TRF 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 110

Professor(s)

Jennifer K. Rushlow

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

LIT7211.01/Evidence Lab

A required component of on campus Evidence during the Fall and Spring semesters, the lab requires students to apply the rules of Evidence in a courtroom simulation.


8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

LIT7220.01/Trial Practice

This skills course covers the important aspects of a trial, including jury selection, opening statements, direct and cross examination, exhibits, objections, expert witnesses, and closing arguments. The course culminates in a full, simulated trial.

W 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 109

Professor(s)

Jordana Levine

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

LLM9606.01/L.L.M. Seminar

Explores diverse advanced topics and viewpoints over environmental law and policy, through discussion and lectures from environmental scholars who will present their scholarship to the seminar.

F 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: Debevoise Hall, MAP

Professor(s)

John Echeverria

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

MSC7905.01/Dean's Fellow

This program allows a group of selected third-year students to teach Legal Writing I under the supervision of legal writing faculty. The program requires attendance to a weekly training seminar.

T 3:35 PM - 4:50 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 107

Professor(s)

Greg Johnson

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

PUB7510.01/Legislation

Examines legislative law and the legislative process. Topics include: the nature and history of legislative power, legislative structure and procedure, legislative advocacy, drafting statutory law, statutory construction, legislative history, legislative oversight, and the role of legislative attorneys in the process and the development of public policy.

T 5:25 PM - 8:10 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 208

Professor(s)

David Hall

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

PUB7550.01/National Security Law

Explores lawyers' involvement in the formulation and implementation of United States foreign and national defense policy through the examination variety of domestic, constitutional, and international law issues such as authority for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, intelligence gathering at home and abroad, detention and interrogation of terrorist suspects, planning for the next terrorist attack, protection of sensitive government information, and other current topics.

Professor(s)

Richard Sala JD/MELP'13

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

PUB7580.01/State and Local Government

Examines the interaction between federal, state and local governments, with particular attention to resource management, pollution control, and human rights. The course also covers non-state jurisdictions such as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Indian Country.

T 3:35 PM - 5:10 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Debevoise Hall, NLT

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

REQ7102.01/Civil Procedure I

Covers the procedural rules governing civil actions in the state and federal courts, from commencement through appeal, including jurisdiction over parties, joinder of parties and claims, contents of pleadings, pretrial motions and discovery, conduct of trial, post-trial motions, res judicata, collateral estoppel, and conflicts between the state and federal judicial systems.

TR 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 110

Professor(s)

Beth McCormack

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

REQ7120.01/Legal Analysis and Writing I

Introduction to the building blocks of legal analysis and legal writing. Students are taught to read critically, and how to apply critical reading and thinking skills to common law and statutory analysis. Students also learn the fundamentals of legal writing - accuracy, brevity, and clarity - through a series of typical exercises typical of assessments given to new lawyers.

M 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 007

Professor(s)

Greg Johnson

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

REQ7121.02/Legal Writing Lab

No Course Description is available for this class.

W 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 208

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

REQ7122.01/Legal Research

Introduction to legal research tools and strategies relevant for law school as well as legal practice. Topics include legal authority, the use of primary and secondary sources, effective use of LexisNexis, Westlaw, and other electronic databases, the role of the Internet in legal research, and a brief introduction to environmental and international legal research. Emphasis is placed on appropriate and effective research strategies and evaluation of sources, both print and electronic.

F 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus

Professor(s)

Jane Woldow

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

REQ7130.01/Contracts

This course examines the requisite elements of a valid contract, while analyzing the effects of contracts on third parties and the impact of outside forces on contracting parties.

MWF 9:55 AM - 11:10 AM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 007

Professor(s)

Joe Brennan

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

REQ7140.01/Criminal Law

This course focuses on the foundation of our system of substantive criminal law, with emphasis upon mental state, responsibility, justification and excuse, inchoate crimes, and liability for the conduct of another.

TR 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 007

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

REQ7150.01/Torts

This course presents the study of the legal protection afforded against interference by others with the security of one's person, property, or intangible interests.

TRF 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 007

Professor(s)

Hillary Hoffmann

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

REQ7150.02/Torts

This course presents the study of the legal protection afforded against interference by others with the security of one's person, property, or intangible interests.

TWF 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

REQ7175.01/Foundations of Legal Analysis

Focuses on building and reinforcing the analytical, writing, and reasoning skills essential for success in law school.

Professor(s)

Joe Brennan

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

REQ7185.01/Legislation and Regulation

This course will provide students an introduction to the legislative process, regulatory agencies, and agency law-making. Students will learn to navigate modern U.S. government institutions and processes, with a particular emphasis on the legislative process and the administrative state. Key topics include the structure and animating principles of the U.S.. For JD Students only.

MW 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Professor(s)

Laurie Beyranevand '03

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

REQ7185.02/Legislation and Regulation

This course will provide students an introduction to the legislative process, regulatory agencies, and agency law-making. Students will learn to navigate modern U.S. government institutions and processes, with a particular emphasis on the legislative process and the administrative state. Key topics include the structure and animating principles of the U.S.. For JD Students only.

MR 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM

Professor(s)

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

REQ7186.01/Legislation and Regulation Survey

This course will provide students an introduction to the legislative process, regulatory agencies, and agency law-making. Students will learn to navigate modern U.S. government institutions and processes, with a particular emphasis on the legislative process and the administrative state. Key topics include the structure and animating principles of the U.S.

Professor(s)

Matthew Bernstein

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

REQ7255.01/Appellate Advocacy

An exercise in appellate brief writing and oral argument using a case pending before the United States Supreme Court. Classes focus on the appellate process, complex research and analysis, preparation of briefs, critical writing skills, and oral argument.

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Semester

2021 Fall Residential

REQ7265.01/Professional Responsibility

The study of a lawyer's professional obligations based on the ABA's Model Rules, ethical rules from selected jurisdictions, and other laws and traditions governing professional conduct. Students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to identify ethical dilemmas and acquire the tools to help resolve them.

Professor(s)

Margaret Olnek

Semester

2021 Fall Residential

RSJ7115.01/Principles of Restorative Justice

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Semester

2021 Fall Residential

RSJ7210.01/Adversity Trauma Victimization

This course will explore the legal, historical, cultural, and psychological frameworks underlying victim rights law, as well as best practices for effective victim/survivor engagement across the American criminal justice system.

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2021 Fall Residential

RSJ7215.01/Narrative Writing Seminar

No Course Description is available for this class.

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2021 Fall Residential

WRI7950.01/Law Review I

AWR

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2021 Fall Residential

WRI7951.01/Law Review II

No Course Description is available for this class.

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2021 Fall Residential

WRI7960.01/Vermont Journal of Environmental Law I

No Course Description is available for this class.

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Semester

2021 Fall Residential

WRI7961.01/Vermont Journal of Environmental Law II

No Course Description is available for this class.

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2021 Fall Residential