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LAW (W76)  (Dept. Info)Law  (Policies)FL2018

W76 LAW 663SEnvironmental Litigation Seminar (Mandelker)3.0 Units
Description:Enrollment limit: 16. Drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. the day after the first class meeting. Litigation issues and strategies play a critical role for lawyers who practice environmental law. Students in this seminar write an appellate brief on an actual trial court decision in a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) case. I have chosen a NEPA case because this statute covers a wide range of environmental issues and has been thoroughly considered in court decisions. Class element: The seminar will meet each week. For the first two weeks we will read and study a casebook chapter on NEPA. After that the class will meet weekly and will be divided into groups for group discussions. Writing element: Three drafts of the brief are required. Additional revision of parts of a brief may also be required. Students may choose either side of the case, and can choose the issues they wish to appeal. Briefs are limited to ten pages. There will be individual conferences on drafts. In addition, a written, two-page, double-spaced research progress report is required periodically, and brief summaries of each class discussion and individual conferences are also required. The seminar requires continuous and reasonable progress in meeting its requirements throughout the semester. The emphasis in the seminar is on writing and presentation, and its purpose is to teach writing skills in organization, composition and style. An additional purpose is to introduce students to substantive problems in a particular area of environmental law. Oral moot court argument at the end of the semester is optional. Research sources will be accessible. Laptops are encouraged in classes and discussion groups. This seminar is not graded anonymously because the professor works with students on their writing project throughout the semester. Attendance at class sessions and discussion group is required unless excused. One point will be deducted from the final grade for each unexcused absence. 3 units.
Attributes:LawCOIFGR, LCU, SEM
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:C Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History

W76 LAW 796SJurisprudence Seminar (Tamanaha)3.0 Units

W76 LAW 840SPublic Law Theory Seminar (Epps)3.0 Units

W76 LAW 844SComparative Law & Religion Seminar (Garlicki)3.0 Units
Description:Drop Deadline: 5:00 p.m. the day after the first class meeting. This seminar will examine selected topics in the constitutional and supranational law on the European level (the European Union and the European Convention on Human Rights) as well as on the national level (in particular, in Germany, France and Russia). We will study different contexts and traditions of the European countries in focusing on the case law of both European courts and of national constitutional/supreme courts. We will also compare the positions of European courts with the approach developed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Topics will include: examples and framework for comparative study, regulation of religious activity (in particular, the status of churches and religious communities), forms of separation and cooperation of church and state (religious instruction in public schools, funding of denominational schools), religiously motivated exemption claims (military service, public and private employment, operation of public services), regulation of the presence of religious symbols in public space and of "dress codes" in public places. The class will meet weekly. Students are expected to prepare one oral presentation at class and, at the end, to submit a paper. Grades will be based primarily on the quality of the papers and oral presentations; class participation and activity will also be taken into account. A previous Constitutional Law course covering the 14th and 1st Amendments is recommended but not required for enrollment.
Attributes:LawCOIFGR, LCU, SEM
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:C Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History


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