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W76 LAW 663SEnvironmental Litigation Seminar (Mandelker)3.0 Units
Description:Enrollment limit: 16. Drop deadline: 5:00pm 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 few 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. This seminar is not graded anonymously because the professor works with students on their writing project throughout the semester. Attendance at class sessions is required unless excused. One point will be deducted from the final grade for each unexcused absence from class. 3 units.
Attributes:LawCOIFGR, LCU, SEM
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:C Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01---R---4:08P-6:00PAB Law Bldg / 201 Daniel MandelkerSee department16110
Law-NDStart: 8/28/2017   End: 12/1/2017
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W76 LAW 796SJurisprudence Seminar (Tamanaha)3.0 Units
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01--W----1:08P-3:00PAB Law Bldg / 201 Brian TamanahaSee department20230
Law-NDStart: 8/28/2017   End: 12/1/2017
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W76 LAW 829SFeminist Theories, Feminist Judgments Seminar (Appleton)3.0 Units
Description:Enrollment limit: 16. Drop deadline: 5:00 pm the day after the first class meeting. This seminar will principally use the book Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions from the United States Supreme Court (Kathryn M. Stanchi, Linda L. Berger, & Brigid M. Crawford eds., 2016), which contains twenty-four Supreme Court opinions, rewritten by various scholars to reflect feminist commitments and perspectives, along with commentaries on each rewritten opinion by a different author. Background readings will come from Martha Chamallas, Introduction to Feminist Legal Theory (3d ed. 2013). The seminar will meet regularly, with attendance, preparation, and participation expected. Class discussions will analyze and evaluate the rewritten opinions while also introducing students to underlying feminist jurisprudence and methodologies and as well as opinion-drafting techniques. For the writing component of the seminar, each student will draft a both a feminist opinion and a commentary on another student's opinion-mirroring the structure of the Feminist Judgments book. (For their opinions, students will select their cases, based on their own interests and goals as identified in one-on-one conversations with the instructor.) Each student will revise and improve the draft opinion and draft commentary, based on individual feedback from the instructor and classmates. Grades for the semester will be based on written work (first draft of the opinion, first draft of the commentary, and final versions of both) and contributions to the class discussions. 3 units
Attributes:LawCOIFGR, LCU, SEM
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:C Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01M------4:08P-6:00PAB Law Bldg / 201 Susan AppletonSee department16140
Law-NDStart: 8/28/2017   End: 12/1/2017
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W76 LAW 839SHuman Rights Law Seminar3.0 Units
Description:Drop deadline: 5:00 pm the day after the first class meeting. One of the major modern developments in human rights law is a phenomenon can be described as globalization and judicialization of individual (human) rights. Globalization means the global spread of certain values and concepts which have gained increasing universal acceptance and the convergence of the understanding of human rights around the world. Judicialization refers to the growing number of jurisdictions (national, regional and global) deciding human rights cases. It gives rise to the emergence of "common case-law on human rights". The object of this course is to examine this process as seen from the perspective of a judge. The course includes, as its first part, a comparative presentation of different systems protecting individual rights as well as of major techniques (like proportionality, subsidiarity and margin of appreciation) used by courts when deciding human rights cases. The second part will examine three selected examples how similar cases have been decided by different European courts, particularly by the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union. The cases will deal with: (1) sexual orientation (in particular, the problem of same-sex partnerships and marriages); (2) the right to life (in particular, the problem of assisted suicide); and (3) religious freedoms (in particular, the presence of religious symbols in public space). 3 units
Attributes:LawCOIFGR, LCU, SEM
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:C Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History

W76 LAW 840SPublic Law Theory Seminar3.0 Units
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