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LAW (W77)  (Dept. Info)Law  (Policies)FL2018

W77 LAW 629Practical Skills Training in Estate and Wealth Planning2.0 Units
Description:Pre- or Co-Requisite: Federal Income Taxation or Trusts and Estates. This course will review various practical wealth management skills and strategies used by estate planning lawyers performing estate and closely-held business planning, succession planning for business owners, or traditional income tax planning. This course explores wealth accumulation planning techniques and tools used by lawyers involved with wealth planning. In addition to an overview of the estate and taxation structure, this course is intended to cover basic financial concepts, including financial investing, property and income taxation, home and real property ownership issues, life and disability insurance, retirement planning, elder law and debtor-creditor transactions as they deal with individual and family wealth. This course is suggested to be taken prior to the Practical Strategies and Drafting in Estate Planning course that is offered in the Spring semester. Students must have either taken (or concurrently be taking) Federal Income Taxation or Trusts and Estates. Having taken Estate and Gift Taxation will also be beneficial. This course will have an attendance policy. Students are allowed no more than two unexcused absences. Failure to comply with this policy will result in failure of the course. [Any Non-Tax LL.M. Student interested in taking this course must receive special permission, and will receive a letter grade which will not calculate into their JD GPA.]
Attributes:LawGRD TAX
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 / 311 Douglas Stanley, Keith HermanLaw Final15130
LawStart: 8/27/2018   End: 11/30/2018

W77 LAW 729AIntro. to U.S. Law and Methods I3.0 UnitsLab Required
Description:[Enrollment is open only to LLM students who earned their first law degree outside the US and exchange students. Visiting scholars, international judges, and JSD students may audit.] This is the first in a sequence of two courses designed to introduce distinctive aspects of the U.S. legal system. Rather than mastery of legal doctrine, the goal is to learn how law is made, found and enforced in the U.S. The objective is to learn partially by assuming the role of a U.S. lawyer resolving problems related to, but significantly distinct from, case precedent. Methods instruction also covers the mixed system of code based and common law, the judiciary and judicial system, the Supreme Court and the Constitution, and effective formats, citation and style for written communication with U.S. educated lawyers. In written comments and personal conferences as well as in class discussion, professors emphasize prediction of probable court holdings through analysis and synthesis of judicial decisions and statutes as well as the use of fact argument and analogical reasoning. Instruction in the research process includes how to locate, update and evaluate varied sources of U.S. and international law. The research classes and homework prepare students for the final memorandum, on which the course grade is primarily based. This course is graded on a modified pass/fail basis: High Pass (HP-3.94), Pass (P), Low Pass (LP-2.98), Fail (F-2.50). Students will meet: for class with Prof. Koby on Thursdays, for research lab with Prof. Luo one hour per week; and for periodic individual meetings throughout the semester with adjunct professors (days/times TBA).
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:P Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:Annually / History
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01--W----9:08A-10:30AAB Law Bldg / 310 Meghan Largent, Brigid McNamara, John Kershman, Daniel Rhoads, Stephanie Hoeplinger, Jim Reeves, Matt Ampleman, Justin Gelfand, Ashlin Mosby, Isaac Amon, Ethan Hatch, Patrick Paterson, Amanda WolterLaw Final01520
Law-NDStart: 8/27/2018   End: 11/30/2018
A----F--9:08A-10:00AAB Law Bldg / 202 Wei LuoSee department0660
Law-NDStart: 8/27/2018   End: 11/30/2018
B----F--10:08A-11:00AAB Law Bldg / 202 Wei LuoSee department0450
Law-NDStart: 8/27/2018   End: 11/30/2018
C----F--11:08A-12:00PAB Law Bldg / 202 Wei LuoSee department0410
Law-NDStart: 8/27/2018   End: 11/30/2018

W77 LAW 730AFundamentals of Legal Process (Perry)1.0 Unit
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01MTWRF--9:30A-12:00PAB Law Bldg / 401 Mary PerrySee department0790
Desc:This class will meet 5 days, Monday through Friday, for the week of August 21-25, 2017. The morning session will take place 9:00-11:30 am and the afternoon session will take place 2:00-4:30 p.m. Enrolled students should check their orientation schedule for more details.
Law-Int NDStart: 8/20/2018   End: 8/24/2018
02MTWRF--2:00P-4:30PAB Law Bldg / 401 Mary PerrySee department0660
Desc:This class will meet 5 days, Monday through Friday, for the week of August 21-25, 2017. The morning session will take place 9:00-11:30 am and the afternoon session will take place 2:00-4:30 p.m. Enrolled students should check their orientation schedule for more details.
Law-Int NDStart: 8/20/2018   End: 8/24/2018

W77 LAW 737Consumer Law1.0 Unit

W77 LAW 739Comparative Business Negotiation (Reeves)3.0 Units
Description:This course is for LLM students only. Enrollment limit: 36. Drop deadline: Monday, August 20, 2018, 5:00 p.m. Students are not eligible to take both this course and any section of Business Negotiation Theory & Practice. Negotiation is the most commonly used form of legal dispute resolution and deal making around the world. This course introduces students to the theory and practice of business negotiation in the U.S. and other countries through readings, simulations, videos, and group projects/presentations. The course focuses on understanding negotiation theories and developing negotiation skills necessary to be successful as negotiators and advocates in multiple domestic and international business settings, including deal making, conciliation, court-ordered dispute resolution, and internal corporate and employment dispute resolution. Students will study a variety of business situations where negotiating theory and skills are important, and will develop a set of bargaining tools that will enable them to convert conceptual knowledge into effective action. These tools consist of preparation and at-the-table guidelines that, when practiced regularly, develop into fluid and intentional negotiation skills, informed by cutting-edge negotiation theories. Because practice is essential for business negotiation skills to develop, practice opportunities are offered continually throughout the course. At least one practice opportunity will be provided in almost every class, in the form of a negotiation or dispute resolution case that simulates a real-world business situation. Laptops are not allowed to be used during class. This course includes a lab/case fee. Students will be graded on multiple short written assignments, class participation, performance in negotiations, and group projects (30%) and a final take-home paper, graded anonymously (70%). 3 units.
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:C Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History


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