As of 5/21/2013 3:17:49 AM
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First Year Required
Most of the work for the first year is required. There are several reasons for this. One reason is that there are some basic principles which any serious and thoughtful student would choose to study early in his or her career. The study of this fairly traditional material has become one of the experiences shared by almost all lawyers. Also, knowledge of all the materials to which the student is exposed makes it somewhat easier for first-year instructors to plan a program which minimizes overlapping presentations. By restricting elections in the first year, the School is able to keep the first-year students together in groups of about 90. The logistics of scheduling 90-person groups is much more manageable under restricted elections than it would be in an environment in which elections varied widely.
The required curriculum is presented to four sections of students. One section begins in early summer; the other three sections begin in early fall. Courses include:510 Civil Procedure520 Contracts530 Criminal Law590 Legal Practice I591 Legal Practice II592 Legal Practice Skills569 Legislation and Regulation560 Property580 Torts
First Year Elective
To complete the first-year program, students who began their studies in the fall term are allowed to choose one elective from a particular group of courses. (Students who began in the summer are unlimited in their choice of electives.) In the recent past, that group has included the following courses:628 Animal Law446 Anti-Discrimination Law484 Antitrust & IP: Google v. MSFT480 Boilerplate:Reg of Adhes Contr463 Civil Rights/Homeland Security443 Critical Issues in Law and Dev584 Eng Leg Hist Sources:1200-1350805 Environmental Justice818 Faking It817 Fed Sentencing: Evol&Dynamics516 Formation of the Common Law451 Global Constitutionalism894 Good Life/Government857 Income Tax Treaties481 Innocent Defendants502 Int'l Corp Governance485 International Law & Security567 Investment Banking835 Law & Econ Development: India777 Law and Development778 Law and Development Research861 Law and Economics Workshop482 Law and Theology731 Legal Ethics & Prof Resp475 Legal Repres of Children873 Legislation491 Moral Issues in Crim Law483 Oil and Gas Law460 Punishment514 Race Law Stories400 State Supreme Court Elections836 The United Nations450 Thinking Law/Ancient Cultures425 Topics in Criminal Law Theory490 Topics in Education Law
After the first year, the curriculum is almost entirely elective. However, all students must take at least one offering classified as a seminar and fulfill the requirement in professional responsibility. All students who matriculated in the Summer of 2001 or after must also complete the Transnational Law course (#606).
In addition, not more than 15 hours nor fewer than 10 hours may be elected for credit in any term by full-time students without approval. Any program of fewer than 10 hours, or programs in the shorter summer term, will constitute proportionately less residence credit toward the law degree.751 Accounting for Lawyers601 Administrative Law628 Animal Law504 Antitrust and IP637 Bankruptcy616 Bloodfeuds660 Boundr of Citzshp577 Business & Econ of Health Law596 Business Basics for Lawyers548 Business Economics for Lawyers750 Chapter 11 Reorganization607 Children and the Law505 Chinese Law&Legal Institutions597 Civ Rights & Const Litigation661 Climate Change/Sustainability506 Cognitive Sci&Legal Reasoning623 Commercial Transactions668 Communications Law552 Comp Tax & EU Fisc Governance667 Comparative and EU Taxation756 Comparative Hum Rgts Law500 Computer Crimes586 Conflict of Laws538 Constitutional Equality632 Constitutional Litigation680 Constitutionalism in S Africa722 Consumption Taxes633 Copyright527 Corporate Criminality635 Corporate Finance723 Corporate Lawyer: Law & Ethics749 Corporate Taxation641 Crim Just: Invest&Police Prac643 Crim Pro:Bail to Post Con Rev645 Criminal Procedure Survey578 Critical Issues in Law&Develop640 Critical Race Theory553 Democracy&First Amendment620 Disability Rights790 Early Amer Legal History651 Economic Analysis of Law710 Employee Benefits & Exec Comp653 Employment Discrimination609 Employment Law534 Energy Law: Reg of Electricity584 Eng Leg Hist Sources:1200-1350657 Enterprise Organization658 Entertainment Law791 Environmental Crimes679 Environmental Law and Policy507 Equal Protection603 European Union Colloquium664 European Union Law669 Evidence673 Family Law781 FDA Law675 Federal Antitrust677 Federal Courts686 Federal Indian Law535 Finance for Lawyers709 Financial Regulation681 First Amendment763 Foreign Affairs516 Formation of the Common Law683 Fourteenth Amendment788 Habeas Corpus588 Health Care Fraud & Abuse684 Health Law and Policy737 Higher Education Law771 How to Save the Planet780 Human Rights: Themes and Var687 Immigration and Nationality702 Insurance Law539 Int'l & Comparative Antitrust766 Int'l Commercial Arbitration502 Int'l Corp Governance785 Int'l Criminal Law602 Int'l Investment Law786 Int'l Law of War576 International Bankruptcy678 International Finance682 International IP724 International Refugee Law691 International Tax695 International Trade Law631 Intro Con Law & Am Legal Pro540 Intro to Constitutional Law644 Intro to Inc Tax of Business567 Investment Banking700 Japanese Law587 Jud Reforms:Post Sov Countries693 Jurisdiction and Choice Of Law782 Jurisprudence699 Labor Law735 Land Use Planning and Control777 Law and Development778 Law and Development Research731 Legal Ethics & Prof Resp549 Management & Orgs for Lawyers546 Marketing for Lawyers707 Mass Media Law705 Mergers and Acquisitions797 Model Rules and Beyond508 Modern Amer Legal History544 Narrative Skills and the Law575 Natural Resources Law547 Operations for Lawyers726 Partnership Tax727 Patent Law I568 Patent Law II537 Personal & Subj Matter Jurisd721 Persuasion and the Law779 Prisons and the Law630 Public International Law585 Rabbinics/Ancient Jewish Law514 Race Law Stories776 Real Estate Finance Law770 Regulation of Research738 Remedies696 Rsrch and Analysis in Amer Law515 Sales and Secured Financing652 Secured Transactions743 Securities Regulation799 Senior Judge Seminar794 Senior Judge Seminar II745 Sex Equality792 Sports Law746 Tax of Financial Instruments747 Taxation of Individual Income796 Thinking Analytically791 Toxic Substances/Toxic Torts760 Trademarks and Unfair Comp595 Transactional Contracts606 Transnational Law600 Transnational Law Colloquium755 Trusts and Estates I519 UN & Other Int'l Orgs793 Voting Rights / Election Law761 Water Law634 Water Wars/Great Lakes
The distinctive feature common to all seminars is the small number of students ordinarily enrolled. Most seminars require substantial student writing. Some are of an intensely practical, semi-clinical nature; others are topical, involving close study of matters of contemporary interest. All seminars reflect the personal academic interests of faculty members. The list of seminars offered each year is highly fluid, as faculty members are free to present topics reflecting their current research interests. About 20 seminars are offered in both the fall and winter terms. A list follows of recently offered seminars.804 Advanced Corporate Law840 Advanced Environ Law809 Anatomy of a Deal446 Anti-Discrimination Law484 Antitrust & IP: Google v. MSFT480 Boilerplate:Reg of Adhes Contr407 CERCLA Litigation and Practice403 Children, Sexuality & the Law806 Chinese Corporation463 Civil Rights/Homeland Security412 Collat Conseq of Crim Conv848 Colloquium on Int Refugee Law462 Comparative Asylum Law852 Counter-terr Strat&Int'l Law443 Critical Issues in Law and Dev471 Disability Law410 Energy Law and Climate Change842 Environ Litg in Supreme Court805 Environmental Justice426 Evolution of Gender Crimes826 Fair Housing Law & Policy818 Faking It817 Fed Sentencing: Evol&Dynamics458 Financial Derivatives454 Financial Reform467 Fund of Real Estate Trans451 Global Constitutionalism894 Good Life/Government409 Gun Control472 Health Care Reform in the U.S.464 Human Dignity886 Impact of Hum Rts on Int Law857 Income Tax Treaties481 Innocent Defendants831 Int'l Commercial Transactions857 Int'l Law and Terrorism827 Intellectual Property Workshop485 International Law & Security811 International Project Finance419 Investor Litigaton477 Investor Protection835 Law & Econ Development: India861 Law and Economics Workshop482 Law and Theology435 Law Firm Careers/Evolv Prof877 Law in Slavery and Freedom459 Law&Hist:Econ Instit of Capit869 Legal Chall for an Aging Popul851 Legal History Workshop475 Legal Repres of Children873 Legislation850 Liberalism and its Critics487 Marriage Theory491 Moral Issues in Crim Law468 Music, Law, and Technology899 National Security Law846 Nonprofit Law and Policy483 Oil and Gas Law447 Open Government478 Policing and Public Safety893 Presidential Power834 Problems in Const'l Theory474 Problems in Media Law815 Proseminar in Public Law825 Public Interest Advocacy807 Public Interest Litigation460 Punishment843 Refugee Law Reform469 Reproductive Justice449 Rules of Play865 Selec Tpcs in Fed Jurisdiction800 Seminar Supplement404 SexualOrien/GenderID & the Law400 State Supreme Court Elections849 Student Scholarship Workshop813 Supreme Court Litigation891 The Board of Directors897 The Law in Cyberspace836 The United Nations450 Thinking Law/Ancient Cultures425 Topics in Criminal Law Theory490 Topics in Education Law401 Tort Theory455 Tribal Justice Systems
Certain aspects of being a lawyer, particularly those which require interpersonal and performance skills as well as understanding of certain legal institutions, are appropriately taught in a clinical setting. In such programs, students can learn not only from discussing and analyzing theories of practice, but also by working with lawyer role models and by supervised involvement in actual cases. The Law School provides a variety of clinical opportunities for its students. Most of the clinical programs are taught on a pass/fail basis.980 Advanced Clinical Law910 Child Advocacy Clinic911 Child Advocacy Clinic Seminar929 Child Welfare Appellate Clinic964 Civil Mediation Clinic965 Civil Mediation Clinic Seminar920 Clinical Law I921 Clinical Legal Advocacy Sem955 Comm & Econ Develop Clinic956 Comm & Econ Develop Clinic Sem927 Crim Appellate Practice928 Criminal Appel Pract Field967 Domestic Rltns Mediation Clin968 Domestic Rltns Mediation Sem993 Entrepreneurship Clinic994 Entrepreneurship Clinic Sem930 Environmental Law Clinic972 Federal Appel Litigation Clnc951 Human Trafficking Clinic954 Human Trafficking Clinic Sem906 Int'l Transactions Clinic907 Int'l Transactions Clinic952 Juvenile Justice Clinic953 Juvenile Justice Clinic Sem971 Legislation Clinic976 Michigan Innocence Clinic977 Michigan Innocence Clinic Sem958 Pediatric Advoc Clinic959 Pediatric Advoc Clinic Sem933 Tax Clinic934 Tax Clinic Field966 Transactional Lab
Practice Simulation730 Adv Appellate Advocacy470 Advanced IP Practice608 Advanced Legal Research612 Alt Dispute Resolution728 Bankruptcy Practicum448 Business Planning479 Collective Bargain&Arbitration486 Couns & Advocacy in Antitrust790 Criminal Trial Advocacy662 Elements of Advocacy493 Employment Litigation411 Entrepreneurial Bus Practicum473 Entrepreneurial Exits405 Envir Admin Law Practicum628 Environmental ADR402 Ethics Colloquium428 Evidence Practicum415 Family Law Litigation429 Federal Prosecution & Defense430 Fund of Appellate Practice456 Government Relations Practicum476 Impact Investment Lawyering494 In-House Counsel465 International Litigation489 IP Strategy732 Joint Ventures Practicum420 Litig&Advoc: K-12 Educ408 Litigation Strategy496 National Security Litigation495 Negot Entrepreneurial Issues712 Negotiation457 Nuts /Bolts of Estate Planning444 Patent Litigation492 Prac of Renewable Energy Law499 Private Equity498 Real Estate Entrepreneurship406 Real Estate Transactions461 Refugee Rights Workshop725 Securities Reg Practicum497 Strategic Drafting432 Tax Plan for Real Estate Trans437 Tax Planning for Business433 Transactional Drafting753 Trial Practice488 Venture Finance Law&Business
Study Abroad, Externship, Research940 External Studies941 Externship Paper947 Geneva Externship948 Geneva Externship Seminar942 Law Practicum Research990 Part-time Externship991 Part-time Externship Seminar900 Research945 Semester Study Abroad946 Semester Study Abroad Paper970 SJD Research938 South Africa Externship939 South Africa Externship Sem