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Winter 2014 Footnotes

As of 10/22/2014 3:20:33 AM

(Pre-requisites and co-requisites are included when applicable.)

1.This course, seminar, or clinic grade basis is mandatory limited grade (pass/fail) or “S” grade.

2.This course, seminar, or clinic grade basis is mandatory graded; the grade received may not be converted from a letter grade to a “P” grade.

3.This course, seminar, or clinic fulfills the professional responsibility requirement for graduation applicable to all students.

4.This section of the course, seminar, or clinic fulfills the law upper-level writing requirement (LUWR) for JD students and the research requirement for LLM students.  EXCEPTION—Fall Starters who take the upper class course/seminar as the first-year elective do not fulfill the law upper-level writing requirement (LUWR) for JD students.

5.This section of the course, seminar, or clinic does not fulfill the law upper-level writing requirement (LUWR) for JD students or the research requirement for LLM students.

6.While this clinic fulfills the Law School's professional responsibility requirement for graduation, it does not, however, fulfill the New York State Bar ethics requirement unless students also simultaneously enroll in 402 Ethics Colloquium section 002 (which is not offered in the Winter 2014 term).

7.STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE FIRST CLASS MEETING OF THIS SEMINAR, PRACTICE/SIMULATION COURSE, OR CLINIC. This policy includes students who enrolled through the Law Course Bidding Interface (CBI) or during the Drop/Add period from the waitlist and those students not enrolled but who are interested in enrolling, whether or not they are on the waitlist. Students who fail to attend the first class meeting WITHOUT making prior arrangements with the professor for an excused absence will have their name removed from the class roster or forfeit their enrollment opportunity. IMPORTANT—IF A STUDENT DECIDES TO DROP A SEMINAR OR PRACTICE/SIMULATION COURSE, S/HE MUST DO SO WITHIN 24 HOURS AFTER THE FIRST CLASS MEETING. This will allow another waitlisted student an expedited opportunity to enroll.

8.

This clinic, seminar, or practice/simulation course requires students to follow specific procedures or forfeit their enrollment opportunity during the active registration cycle.

If the class to which this footnote is attached is a CLINIC:

  • During active CBI Cycle ONE--Clinic Bidding--Students are required to request the clinic via the Law Course Bidding Interface (CBI) and submit in CBI all applicable supplemental material (e.g., application and resume). For clinic information or clinic waitlist questions, please contact the Clinic Coordinator, clinic-applications@umich.edu.

If the class to which this footnote is attached is a SEMINAR or PRACTICE/SIMULATION COURSE:

  • During active CBI Cycle TWO--Seminar and Practice/Simulation Course Bidding--Students are required to complete TWO steps: (1) request the seminar or practice/simulation course via the Law Course Bidding Interface (CBI) AND (2) follow the “time sensitive” special sign-up procedure listed in the term-specific online Registration Instructions. The Registration Instructions are located on the Law School Office of Student Records Web site, under "Registration" (http://www.law.umich.edu/currentstudents/registration/registration/Pages/default.aspx).


9.This clinic, seminar, or practice/simulation course has been designated a “prof pick.”

If the class to which this footnote is attached is a CLINIC:
  • CBI Cycle ONE--Clinic Bidding--During the CBI Clinic processing, admission is by permission of the professor. The professor retrieves a list of students who requested the clinic and makes selections. If possible, the clinic coordinator assigns the selected students. NOTE--CBI limits clinic assignment to a maximum of ONE clinic.
  • Drop/Add Period--During the Wolverine Access Drop/Add period, admission to this clinic off the waitlist is by permission of the professor and not according to waitlist order. If a seat is available, the professor makes a selection from the waitlist. The clinic coordinator contacts the curriculum coordinator who creates an individual “time sensitive” permission code and e-mails the selected student so they can enroll themselves via Wolverine Access. For clinic information or clinic waitlist questions, please contact the Clinic Coordinator, clinic-applications@umich.edu.
If the class to which this footnote is attached is a SEMINAR or PRACTICE/SIMULATION COURSE:

  • CBI Cycle TWO--Seminar and Practice/Simulation Course Bidding--During the CBI Seminar and Practice/Simulation Course processing, admission is by permission of the professor. The professor retrieves a list of students who requested the class and makes selections. If possible, the curriculum coordinator assigns the selected students. NOTE--CBI limits class assignment to a maximum of ONE seminar and ONE practice/simulation course.
  • Drop/Add Period--During the Wolverine Access Drop/Add period, admission to this seminar or practice/simulation course off the waitlist is by permission of the professor and not according to waitlist order. If a seat is available, the professor makes a selection from the waitlist and contacts the curriculum coordinator who creates an individual “time sensitive” permission code and e-mails the selected student so they can enroll themselves via Wolverine Access.
    To be considered for an open seat during the Drop/Add period, place your name on the waitlist in Wolverine Access and send a statement of interest to the e-mail address indicated in the term-specific online Registration Instructions. The Registration Instructions are located on the Law School Office of Student Records Web site, under “Registration” (http://www.law.umich.edu/currentstudents/registration/registration/Pages/default.aspx). Any special instructions from the professor regarding the content of the statement of interest required for this class will be listed in the term-specific online Registration Instructions.


10.Students selected via CBI will be enrolled in both the clinic and related “seminar.” Students selected and notified during the Drop/Add period must use Wolverine Access to enroll themselves in both the clinic and related seminar.

11.Students selected via CBI will be enrolled in both the clinic and related “field course.” Students selected and notified during the Drop/Add period must use Wolverine Access to enroll themselves in both the clinic and related field course.

12.This course or seminar is limited in size.

13.Class will meet an average of two days per week.

14.Class will meet an average of three days per week.

15.Class will meet an average of four days per week.

16.Winter Term--First-year students (Fall Starters) may elect this two (2) credit course/seminar as the first-year elective.

17.Students must elect both the course and related research.

18.All students are enrolled in the upper class course exam section (001).  The student must receive permission from the professor before they can request enrollment in the “paper option” section (002).  EXCEPTION--Fall Starters who take the upper class course as their first-year elective have no choice and must take the exam!  For those students who do qualify, the paper option fulfills the law upper-level writing requirement (LUWR) for JD students and the research requirement for LLM students.  To request enrollment in the paper option section, please refer to footnote #19.

19.If you have received permission from the professor and are not a Fall Starter enrolled in a first-year elective, you may request enrollment in the paper option section (002) by sending an e-mail to LawCurriculumCoordinator@umich.edu and make “Paper Option” the subject line. This request must be made no later than--mid March for the Winter Term and mid November for the Fall term--unless an earlier deadline has been established by the professor. The e-mail should contain the following information:
  • Your FULL name (no nicknames)
  • Your STUDENT ID number (listed on your U of M ID card)
  • Professor’s FULL name (remember, we have many professors with the same last name and even the same first initial)
  • 3-digit course number
  • Course title
  • 5-digit class number of the section to drop (the section in which you are enrolled)
  • 5-digit class number of the section to add (the section displaying footnote #4)
  • Term in which you are making the section change


20.Both sections of this course meet simultaneously in the same classroom.

21.This "meet-together" course or seminar will include students from another department or school.

22.#900 RESEARCH, #980 ADVANCED CLINICAL LAW, #985 ADVANCED POVERTY LAW IN A MEDICAL LEGAL COLLABORATIVE, and #992 RESEARCH: SPECIAL PROJECTS: These courses may be elected for one (1), two (2), or three (3) credit hours.

23.Winter Term—First-year students (Summer Starters) may elect this course as their foundation (bottleneck) course.

24.#799 SENIOR JUDGE SEMINAR:  Students must be selected to be enrolled as a Senior Judge.  For information, please contact Kathi Ganz (kganz@umich.edu).

25.#794 SENIOR JUDGE SEMINAR II:  Students must complete two semesters of #799 Senior Judge Seminar to be eligible for enrollment.

26.#938 SOUTH AFRICA EXTERNSHIP and #939 SOUTH AFRICA EXTERNSHIP SEMINAR: Consult the externship descriptions available in the rack outside Room 300, Hutchins Hall, for important information about externship procedures and requirements. Students must be registered in both #938 South Africa Externship and #939 South Africa Externship Seminar.

27.#940 EXTERNAL STUDIES and #941 EXTERNAL STUDIES PAPER:  Consult the externship descriptions available in the rack outside Room 313, Hutchins Hall, for important information about externship procedures and requirements.  Students must be registered in both #940 External Studies and #941 External Studies Paper.

28.#945 SEMESTER STUDY ABROAD and #946 SEMESTER STUDY ABROAD PAPER: Information concerning the International Externship Program is available from the Center for International and Comparative Studies, 212 Hutchins Hall. Students must be registered in both #945 Semester Study Abroad and #946 Semester Study Abroad Paper.

29.#900 RESEARCH and #992 RESEARCH: SPECIAL PROJECTS: This is a TWO step registration process: (1) make arrangements with a professor to do an independent study AND (2) refer to the online Registration Instructions, Section III: 900 & 992 Research, for directions. The Registration Instructions are located on the Law School Office of Student Records Web site, under "Registration" (http://www.law.umich.edu/currentstudents/registration/registration/Pages/default.aspx).

30.#942 LAW PRACTICUM RESEARCH:   For more information, please make an appointment to see Assistant Dean David Baum (dbaum@umich.edu), 734-764-0516, Room 301, Hutchins Hall.

31.#942 LAW PRACTICUM RESEARCH:   Eligible JD students may enroll in this course for one (1), two (2), or three (3) credits.  Eligible LLM/SJD students must enroll for either two (2) or three (3) credits.

32.#980 ADVANCED CLINICAL LAW and #985 ADVANCED POVERTY LAW IN A MEDICAL LEGAL COLLABORATIVE:   Students are enrolled by invitation only after having expressed interest to one of the clinic faculty or administrators.

33.See the online Spring/Summer Class Schedule Footnotes, FIRST-YEAR DETAILED MEETING PATTERN GRID, found at the end of the footnote document for more information on class meeting days and times.

34.LLM students are not eligible to elect this course.

35.Winter Term--First-year students (Fall Starters) cannot elect this course or seminar as the first-year elective.

36.LLM students are not eligible to elect this clinic unless they previously earned a JD degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) approved law school in the U.S.

37.Winter Term--First-year students (Fall Starters) cannot elect this practice/simulation course, clinic, research course, or mini-seminar.

38. Winter Term--First-year students (Summer Starters) cannot elect this clinic.

39.This seminar is offered for two (2) credits. However, the professor has the option of allowing students to write a longer seminar paper or do other additional work to receive an additional credit. Any student making such an arrangement with the professor must enroll in #800 SEMINAR SUPPLEMENT. See footnote #40 (attached to Law 800 Seminar Supplement on the class schedule). EXCEPTION—Beginning Winter 2010, when Fall Starters elect the seminar as the first-year elective NO additional credit is allowed.

40.#800 SEMINAR SUPPLEMENT: This is a TWO step registration process: (1) make arrangements with the professor to write a longer seminar paper or do other additional work to receive additional credit AND (2) refer to the Registration Instructions, Section V: 800 Seminar Supplement, for directions on how to register. A Quick Link to the 800 Seminar Supplement registration instructions is available at the "Registration" link on the Law School Student Records Office Web site. Points of Clarification: (1) #800 SEMINAR SUPPLEMENT on its own does not fulfill the upper-level writing requirement (2) whether or not to permit a student to enroll for the 800 Seminar Supplement is entirely the decision of the faculty member teaching the seminar. (3) GRADING: The #800 SEMINAR SUPPLEMENT grade is not necessarily the same as the seminar grade.

41.Laptop use during class sessions is not permitted!

42. A seminar listed at three (3) credits is not eligible for the additional #800 SEMINAR SUPPLEMENT credit.

43.The time listed for this class is PM.

44.This seminar, either because it is for only one (1) credit or at the request of the professor, is not eligible for the additional #800 SEMINAR SUPPLEMENT credit.

45.#947 GENEVA EXTERNSHIP and #948 GENEVA EXTERNSHIP SEMINAR: Information concerning the Geneva Externship Program is available from the Center for International and Comparative Studies, 212 Hutchins Hall. The #948 Geneva Externship Seminar does not fulfill the law upper-level writing requirement (LUWR) for JD students. Students must be registered in both #947 Geneva Externship and #948 Geneva Externship Seminar.

46.To choose the three (3) credit section of this seminar which fulfills the upper-level writing requirement students must complete TWO steps: (1) seek the professor’s permission to switch seminar sections AND (2) request enrollment in the three credit ULWR section of the seminar by sending an e-mail to LawCurriculumCoordinator@umich.edu and make “Three Credit ULWR Section” the subject line. This request must be made no later than--mid March for the Winter Term and mid November for the Fall term--unless an earlier deadline has been established by the professor. The e-mail should contain the following information:
  • Your FULL name (no nicknames)
  • Your STUDENT ID number (listed on your U of M ID card)
  • Professor’s FULL name (remember, we have many professors with the same last name and even the same first initial)
  • 3-digit seminar number
  • Seminar title
  • 5-digit class number of the section to drop (the section in which you are enrolled)
  • 5-digit class number of the section to add (the section displaying footnote #4)
  • Term in which you are making the section change


47.This clinic is a year-long commitment so students enrolled for the fall term will automatically be enrolled for the winter term. No additional students will be added during the winter term.

48.Once enrolled in a clinic, the expectation is the student will remain in the clinic so client assignments can be made. However, a student who needs to drop the clinic must email the professor and request a drop with a brief explanation of the reason for it. A student who drops a first or second choice clinic may reduce their chances of acceptance into a clinic in future semesters!

49.Students are required to attend the first class meeting of the #990 Part-time Externship/#991 Part-time Externship Seminar. Students who fail to attend the first class meeting without making prior arrangements with the professor for an excused absence will have their name removed from the class roster.

50.Students do not bid for the #990 Part-time Externship/#991 Part-time Externship Seminar using the CBI system. Instead, a student seeking to enroll in the class must submit a resume and a short statement of interest to Professor Sankaran (aharwell@umich.edu) as early as the beginning of the CBI registration period and no later than May 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the winter semester. The statement must include:

1) Name of placement or proposed placement;
2) How the proposed placement furthers his or her academic and professional goals;
3) A description of the work the student will be doing at his or her placement;
4) If the placement is already secured, a) name, phone number, and email of supervisor or other appropriate contact, and b) work schedule; and,
5) If the placement is not yet secured, what steps the student will take to secure the placement.

Permission to enroll in this class is granted exclusively by Professor Sankaran during the weeks prior to the semester in which the externship will take place. Students must have their placements finalized no later than one week prior to the first day of the semester.

Students may not take #990 Part-time Externship/#991 Part-time Externship Seminar and be enrolled in a clinic during the same semester.


51.#635 CORPORATE FINANCE and #650 CORPORATE FINANCE TUTORIAL:  Because Law 635 and Law 650 are so closely related, when both classes are offered in the same term, these two classes are treated as a single class for purposes of converting a letter grade to a "Pass."  This does not obligate any student to convert a letter grade to a P in both classes.  Rather, students may exercise conversion option for neither, one or both classes.

52.#606 TRANSNATIONAL LAW:  Students who enrolled at the Law School during Spring/Summer 2011 or later must take Law 606 during their third or fourth term.

53.#402/002 ETHICS COLLOQUIUM, #723 CORPORATE LAWYER: LAW & ETHICS, #731 LEGAL ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, and #797 MODEL RULES AND BEYOND: Any student who matriculated as a first-year student in May 2012 or thereafter who wishes to be eligible to apply for membership to the New York bar must take either Law 402/002 (Ethics Colloquium section 002), Law 723 (Corporate Lawyer: Law & Ethics), Law 731 (Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility) or Law 797 (Model Rules and Beyond).

54.This section of the course fulfills the New York bar's ethics requirement.

55.This section of the course does not fulfill the New York bar's ethics requirement.

56.#540 INTRODUCTION TO CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: Students who enrolled at the Law School during Spring/Summer 2013 or later must take Law 540 during their third or fourth term.

57.This clinic does not fulfill the Law School's professional responsibility requirement for graduation. This clinic does not fulfill the New York State Bar ethics requirement unless students also simultaneously enroll in 402 Ethics Colloquium section 002 (which is not offered in the Winter 2014 term).

58.Reserved number

59.Reserved number

60.Reserved number

61.Students who took #823 WOMEN AND WAR may not elect #823 GENDER AND CONFLICT IN INTERNATIONAL LAW or vice versa.

62.#991 PART-TIME EXTERNSHIP SEMINAR: This class will meet nine times during the semester, specific dates TBA.

63.Fall Term--#631 INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND AMERICAN LEGAL PROCESS: This course is open only to foreign graduate students (LLM).

64.Fall Term--#696 RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS IN AMERICAN LAW: This course is open only to foreign graduate students (LLM) pursuant to the Academic Regulations for the M.C.L. and LL.M. degrees. Students may elect this course for either one (1) or two (2) credits:
  • One (1) credit option -- students will meet for seven consecutive weeks beginning the first week of the term.
  • Two (2) credit option -- students will meet for the entire term beginning the first week of the term.


65.#608 ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH:  #590 Legal Practice I and #591 Legal Practice II are pre-requisites.

66.#608 ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH: Students may earn three (3) credits for the practice/simulation course--two (2) credits for the class and one (1) credit for #900 Research--by making arrangements with the professor(s) to write a longer research paper AND enrolling in #900 Research.  A Quick Link to the #900 Research registration instructions is available at the "Registration" link on the Law School Student Records Office Web site.

67.Students who have taken #645 CRIMINAL PROCEDURE SURVEY may not elect either #641 CRIMINAL JUSTICE: ADMINISTRATION OF POLICE PRACTICES or #641 CRIMINAL JUSTICE: INVESTIGATION & POLICE PRACTICES or #643 CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: BAIL TO POST CONVICTION REVIEW or vice versa.

68.Students who have taken #692 INTERNATIONAL LAW, #692 INTERNATIONAL LAW: U.S. FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW, and #744 INTERNATIONAL LAW: INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS, all of which are no longer being offered, may not elect #606 TRANSNATIONAL LAW. #606 TRANSNATIONAL LAW is the foundational course in the international and comparative law curriculum. Students who elect #606 TRANSNATIONAL LAW may also elect any other international and comparative law course.

69.Students who took #818 HATRED AND SELF-HATRED may not elect #818 FAKING IT or vice versa.

70.#545 LAWYERS AND CLIENTS, #718 LEGAL PROFESSION AND LEGAL ETHICS, #769 LITIGATION ETHICS, and #731 LEGAL ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY are mutually exclusive elections.  These four classes are mutually exclusive.  In other words, students who have taken one of these courses may not take the others.

71.Students who took #642 JEWISH LAW may not elect #642 TALMUDIC LAW or vice versa.

72.Students who have taken #623 COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS may not elect #652 SECURED TRANSACTIONS.

73.Students who took #738 REMEDIES may not elect #738 INJUNCTIONS AND EQUITABLE REMEDIES or vice versa.

74.#936 INTERNATIONAL TAXPAYER CLINIC and #937 INTERNATIONAL TAXPAYER CLINIC FIELD: #747 Taxation of Individual Income is a pre-requisite.

75.Not used this term

76.Not used this term

77.Students who took #517 ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW may not elect #446 ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW or vice versa.

78.Students who took #679 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW may not elect #679 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY or vice versa.

79.Students who took #869 LAW AND THE ELDERLY may not elect #869 LEGAL CHALLENGES FOR AN AGING POPULATION: LAW, POLICY, AND ETHICS or vice versa.

80.Students who took #684 HEALTH LAW may not elect #684 HEALTH LAW AND POLICY or vice versa.

81.Students who took #409 FEDERAL INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION may not elect #429 FEDERAL INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION PRACTICUM or vice versa.

82.Students who took #404 SUPREME COURT THEORY AND PRACTICE may not elect #430 FUNDAMENTALS OF APPELLATE PRACTICE or vice versa.

83.#966 TRANSACTIONAL LAB: Students are strongly recommended to have taken either Law 595 Transactional Contracts or Law 433 Transactional Drafting.

84.Students who took #435 LEGAL CAREERS IN AN EVOLVING WORLD or #629 LAW FIRMS AND LEGAL CAREERS with Professor Hirshon may not elect #435 LAW FIRM CAREERS IN AN EVOLVING PROFESSION or vice versa.

85.Students who took #605 ADVANCED TRANSNATIONAL LAW or #899 THE LAW OF WAR with Professor Ratner or #622 INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW with Professor Kritsiotis may not elect #857 INTERNATIONAL LAW AND TERRORISM or vice versa.

86.Students who took #519 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATONS may not elect #519 UN AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS or vice versa.



87.Students who took #506 CREATIVITY AND THE LAW may not elect #506 COGNITIVE SCIENCE AND LEGAL REASONING or vice versa.

88.Students who took #601 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW or #715 STATUTORY INTERPRETATION AND THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS may not elect #569 LEGISLATION AND REGULATION or vice versa.

89.#693 JURISDICTION AND CHOICE OF LAW AND #537 PERSONAL AND SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION: These two classes are mutually exclusive. In other words, students who have taken one of these courses may not take the other.

90.Students who took #780 PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW may not elect #780 HUMAN RIGHTS: THEMES AND VARIATIONS or vice versa.

91.#967 DOMESTIC RELATIONS MEDIATION CLINIC and #968 DOMESTIC RELATIONS MEDIATION SEMINAR: Students enrolled in this clinic are required to attend Divorce Mediation Training in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, January 23-25 and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, January 30-31 and February 1. The training will be all day each day for a total of 6 days. Attendance at all of these 6 days is mandatory for the clinic. Also, students need to be available every Thursday from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM for mediations at Washtenaw County Circuit Court.

92.Students who took #707 MASS MEDIA LAW may not elect #474 PROBLEMS IN MEDIA LAW or vice versa.

93.Students who have taken #846 NONPROFIT LAW & POLICY seminar may not take #589 NONPROFIT LAW & POLICY upper class course or vice versa.

94.Students who have taken #644 INTRODUCTION TO INCOME TAX OF BUSINESS may not elect #747 TAXATION OF INDIVIDUAL INCOME unless they get permission from the professor to do so.

95.Students who have taken #673 FAMILY LAW with either Professors Steve Sanders or Mae Kuykendall may not elect #673 FAMILY LAW with Professor Joseph Aviv or vice versa.

96.#788 HABEAS CORPUS: #540 Intro to Constitutional Law AND either #645 Criminal Procedure Survey or #643 Criminal Procedure: Bail to Post-Conviction Review are prerequisites for the course. This means that you must have already completed BOTH Intro to Constitutional Law and one of the two listed criminal procedure courses prior to enrolling in 788 Habeas Corpus. You may not take 788 Habeas Corpus concurrently with any prerequisite without express permission from the professor.

97.Students who took #449 RULES OF PLAY seminar may not elect #674 RULES OF PLAY upper class course or vice versa.

98.Students who took #865 SELECT TOPICS IN FEDERAL JURISDICTION may not elect #865 SELECT TOPICS IN THE LAW OF AMERICAN FEDERALISM or vice versa.

99.Reserved number

100.#777 LAW AND DEVELOPMENT: This class will meet only six times, on the following Wednesdays: January 29, February 12, February 26, March 12, March 26, and April 9.

101.#778 LAW AND DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH:  First-year students (Fall Starters) may elect #778/001 Law and Development Research in combination with #777 LAW and Development for a total of two credits as the first-year elective.  However, first-year students (Fall Starters) cannot elect #778/002 Law and Development Research in combination with #777 Law and Development for a total of three credits as the first-year elective.  Consult instructor about this restriction.

102.#907 INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS CLINIC: #906 International Transactions Clinic is a pre-requisite, except for LLM students.  Interested LLM students should apply for #907 by sending a written expression of interest to sgoodnig@umich.edu.

103.#939 SOUTH AFRICA EXTERNSHIP SEMINAR: This seminar is open only to students who will be on a South Africa externship this term. It will meet from the beginning of the term until January 30.

104.#751 ACCOUNTING FOR LAWYERS:  Students who have previously taken any class in financial accounting are presumptively ineligible to take this class.  If you have had a financial accounting class in the past, you may speak to the instructor, who may permit you to enroll for this class if the only class you took was introductory and if you took it a significant amount of time ago.

105.#657/002 ENTERPRISE ORGANIZATION: Although this section of Enterprise Organization is not designed especially for students with no prior exposure to business concepts, such students are still eligible to enroll for this section and will not be at a disadvantage because there will be some review of business fundamentals.

106.#680 CONSTITUTIONALISM IN SOUTH AFRICA:  #540 Introduction to Constitutional Law is a pre-requisite or may be taken concurrently.

107.#680 CONSTITUTIONALISM IN SOUTH AFRICA:  This class will meet the first two-and-a-half weeks of the term.

108.#516 FORMATION OF THE COMMON LAW: This class will meet for three weeks near the end of the term beginning on Monday, March 24, 2014.

109.#972 FEDERAL APPELLATE LITIGATION CLINIC: Students must have completed three semesters of legal study prior to this course.

110.#852 COUNTER-TERRORISM STRATEGIES & INTERNATIONAL LAW:  #606 Transnational Law or comparable introduction to international law is a pre-requisite.

111.#749 CORPORATE TAXATION: Either #747 Taxation of Individual Income or #644 Introduction to Income Tax of Business is a pre-requisite.  Students who have not met the pre-requisite may enroll with permission of the instructor.

112.#643 CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: BAIL TO POST CONVECTION REVIEW:  #530 Criminal Law and #540 Introduction to Constitutional Law are pre-requisites.

113.#569/004 LEGISLATION & REGULATION: This section of Law 569 is open only to upper-class students.

114.#645 CRIMINAL PROCEDURE SURVEY:   #530 Criminal Law is a pre-requisite.

115.#657/003 ENTERPRISE ORGANIZATION: This class will devote extra time to the study of business fundamentals to help students with no prior exposure to business concepts. Any student, regardless of prior business background, is eligible to enroll in this section, but it is recommended that students with some business background, either academic or practical, enroll in another section of this course or in #723 Corporate Lawyer: Law & Ethics.

116.#681 FIRST AMENDMENT:  #540 Intro to Constitutional Law is a pre-requisite.

117.#725 SECURITIES REGULATION PRACTICUM: #743 Securities Regulation is a pre-requisite or co-requisite. Students will also be required to have taken at least one of the following as a pre-requisite or be taking one of the following as a co-requisite: #657 Enterprise Organization, #723 The Public Corporation or #723 Corporate Lawyer: Law & Ethics; #644 Introduction to Income Taxation of Business; #749 Corporate Taxation; or #751 Accounting for Lawyers or an equivalent accounting course at the Ross School of Business (#471 or #501). Students who have not met these requirements may seek permission to enroll from the professor, who may waive any or all of these requirements at her discretion. It is understood that most LLM students will not have been able to meet these requirements. We recommend that LLMs consult with the professor before enrolling in this course.

118.#575 NATURAL RESOURCES LAW: This class will meet only during the following weeks: January 15, 21 & 22, week of February 3, week of February 17, week of March 10, week of March 24, week of April 7, and week of April 21.

119.Students who took #519 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS or #519 UN AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS may not elect #836 THE UNITED NATIONS or vice versa.

120.#691 INTERNATIONAL TAX: Either #747 Taxation of Individual Income or #644 Introduction to Income Tax of Business is a pre-requisite.  Students who have not met the pre-requisite may enroll with permission of the instructor.

121.#776 REAL ESTATE FINANCE LAW: #560 Property is a pre-requisite.

122.#705 MERGERS and ACQUISITIONS: #657 Enterprise Organization, #723 The Public Corporation or #723 Corporate Lawyer: Law & Ethics is a pre-requisite for JD students. However, #657 Enterprise Organization can be a co-requisite for LLM students.

123.#661 CLIMATE CHANGE/SUSTAINABILITY: This class will meet only during the following weeks: January 15 & 21, week of February 3, week of February 17, week of March 10, week of March 24, week of April 7, and week of April 21.

124.#726 PARTNERSHIP TAXATION: Either #747 Taxation of Individual Income or #644 Introduction to Income Tax of Business is a pre-requisite.  Students who have not met the pre-requisite may enroll with permission of the instructor.

125.#568 PATENT LAW II:  #727 Patent Law I is a pre-requisite.

126.#515 SALES AND SECURED FINANCING:  #520 Contracts is a pre-requisite.

127.#743 SECURITIES REGULATION: #657 Enterprise Organization, #723 The Public Corporation or #723 Corporate Lawyer: Law & Ethics is a pre-requisite.

128.#745 SEX EQUALITY: #540 Introduction to Constitutional Law is a recommended but not required pre-requisite or co-requisite.

129.#745 SEX EQUALITY: This class will meet from Monday, March 17 through the end of the term.

130.#465 INTERNATIONAL LITIGATION: #693 Jurisdiction and Choice of Law is a pre- or co-requisite.

131.#507 EQUAL PROTECTION: #540 Introduction to Constitutional Law is a pre-requisite for this course.  Students who have taken other advanced Fourteenth Amendment courses are welcome to enroll in this course, but no specific preparation beyond Law 540 is required.

132.#840 ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL LAW:  #679 Environmental Law or #679 Environmental Law and Policy is a pre-requisite.  Alternatively, students who have taken other environmental classes may be admitted with Professor Uhlmann’s (duhlmann@umich.edu) permission.

133.#840 ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL LAW: Section 001 of this seminar is offered for two (2) credits. However, after the term begins and with Professor Uhlmann’s permission students may request an enrollment change to section 002 which is offered for three (3) credits. To request a section change, please send an e-mail to LawCurriculumCoordinator@umich.edu and make “Adv Environmental Law Section 002” the subject line. This request must be made no later than--mid March for the Winter Term and mid November for the Fall term--unless an earlier deadline has been established by the professor. The e-mail should contain the following information:
  • Your FULL name (no nicknames)
  • Your STUDENT ID number (listed on your U of M ID card)
  • Professor’s FULL name (remember, we have many professors with the same last name and even the same first initial)
  • 3-digit course number
  • Course title
  • 5-digit class number of section 001 to drop (the section in which you are enrolled)
  • 5-digit class number of section 002 to add
  • Term in which you are making the section change


134.#669/001 EVIDENCE: In addition to an in-class written component, the final examination for this course will include a real-time oral examination in which students will have to object and demonstrate their knowledge of the rules of evidence as part of a trial simulation.

135.#435 LAW FIRM CAREERS IN AN EVOLVING WORLD:  Beginning with the Winter 2012 term, this seminar no longer fulfills the professional responsibility requirement (footnote #3 removed).

136.#834 PROBLEMS IN CONSTITUTIONAL THEORY: #540 Introduction to Constitutional Law is a pre-requisite.

137.#825 PUBLIC INTEREST ADVOCACY and #807 PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION: The two seminars will meet for six weeks spread out throughout the term. The specific weeks are TBA.

138.#865 SELECT TOPICS IN THE LAW OF AMERICAN FEDERALISM: #540 Introduction to Constitutional Law and #677 Federal Courts are pre-requisites.

139.#437 TAX PLANNING FOR BUSINESS TRANSCATIONS:  Either #749 Corporate Tax or #644 Introduction to Income Tax of Business is a pre-requisite.

140.#746 TAXATION OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS: Either #747 Taxation of Individual Income or #644 Introduction to Income Tax of Business is a pre-requisite. Students who have not met the pre-requisite may enroll with permission of the instructor.

141.#746 TAXATION OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS: This class will meet on six Fridays beginning March 14 and ending April 18, except for March 28. On March 21 and April 4, the class will meet from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in 250 HH (instead of in the regularly scheduled room).

142.#402 ETHICS COLLOQUIUM: Only students who are currently enrolled for a clinic are eligible to take this class. Note that students taking certain clinics are not eligible.

143.#402 ETHICS COLLOQUIUM: Section 001 of this practice/simulation is offered for one (1) credit. However, after the term begins and with Professor Hirshon’s permission students may request an enrollment change to section 002 which is offered for two (2) credits. To request a section change, please send an e-mail to LawCurriculumCoordinator@umich.edu and make “Ethics Colloquium Section 002” the subject line. This request must be made no later than--mid March for the Winter Term and mid November for the Fall term--unless an earlier deadline has been established by the professor.The e-mail should contain the following information:
  • Your FULL name (no nicknames)
  • Your STUDENT ID number (listed on your U of M ID card)
  • Professor’s FULL name
  • 3-digit course number
  • Course title
  • 5-digit class number of section 001 to drop (the section in which you are enrolled)
  • 5-digit class number of section 002 to add
  • Term in which you are making the section change


144.#881 ETHICS, JUSTICE, AND INTERNATIONAL LAW: #606 Transnational Law or an equivalent introductory course in international law is a pre-requisite or must be taken concurrently.

145.#419 INVESTOR LITIGATION: #657 Enterprise Organization, #723 The Public Corporation or #723 Corporate Lawyer: Law & Ethics is a pre-requisite and #743 Securities Regulation is a co-requisite.

146.#893 PRESIDENTIAL POWER:  #540 Introduction to Constitutional Law is a pre-requisite.

147.#813 SUPREME COURT LITIGATION: This seminar will meet on many (but not all) Fridays. The meeting pattern for this seminar is Tuesday 4:10 PM - 6:10 PM in 236 HH & 232 HH and Friday 10:50 AM - 11:45 AM in 236 HH.

148.#429 FEDERAL PROSECUTION AND DEFENSE: There are no pre-requisites for this course, but #669 Evidence is recommended.

149.#470 ADVANCED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PRACTICE:  Students must have completed at least four (4) credits of #633 Copyright, #760 Trademarks and Unfair Competition, #827 Intellectual Property Workshop, #897 The Law in Cyberspace, or #658 Entertainment Law.  Credits for patent courses do not count towards the pre-requisites for this course.

150.#728 BANKRUPTCY PRACTICUM:  #637 Bankruptcy is a pre-requisite or co-requisite.

151.#728 BANKRUPTCY PRACTICUM: This practice/simulation course will meet only on the following dates: TBA.

152.#428 EVIDENCE PRACTICUM:  #669 Evidence is a pre-requisite.

153.#415 FAMILY LAW LITIGATION: This practice/simulation course will take place at the Washtenaw County Courthouse, 101 E. Huron Street, Ann Arbor. The Courthouse is located at the corner of main and Huron Street in downtown Ann Arbor. Inquiries can be made directly to Judge Timothy Connors (connorst@ewashtenaw.org; office phone (734) 222-3361; and for emergencies, cell phone (734) 660-6502) or Professor Margaret Connors (mekc@umich.edu; phone (734) 255-9335).

154.#444 PATENT LITIGATION: #510 Civil Procedure is a pre-requisite, #727 Patent Law or #727 Patent Law I is a pre-requisite, and #568 Patent Law II is a co-requisite.

155.#444 PATENT LITIGATION:  Preference will be given to 3L students who would not have another opportunity to take this practice/simulation course.

156.#790 CRIMINAL TRIAL ADVOCACY:  #669 Evidence and either #645 Criminal Procedure Survey or #641 Criminal Justice are pre-requisites or co-requisites.

157.#790 CRIMINAL TRIAL ADVOCACY: This course will meet on the following five Fridays and Saturdays: March 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29; April 4, 5, 11 and 12. All the Friday class sessions will meet from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, except the final Friday session (April 11) will meet from 10:40 AM to 5:40 PM. All the Saturday class sessions will meet from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon.

158.#426 EVOLUTION OF GENDER CRIMES: This seminar will meet from Tuesday, March 25 through Tuesday, April 22.

159.#732 JOINT VENTURES PRACTICUM: #657 Enterprise Organization, #723 The Public Corporation or #723 Corporate Lawyer: Law & Ethics is a required pre-requisite.

160.Students who took #723 CORPORATE LAWYER: LAW & ETHICS or #723 THE PUBLIC CORPORATION may not take #657 ENTERPRISE ORGANIZATION or vice versa.

161.#485 INTERNATIONAL LAW AND SECURITY: This seminar will meet from Monday, March 24 through the end of the term.

162.#486 COUNSELING AND ADVOCACY IN ANTITRUST:  #675 Federal Antitrust is recommended but not required before taking this practice/simulation course.

163.#834 PROBLEMS IN CONSTITUTIONAL THEORY: The Statement of Interest submission deadline is earlier than the deadline to bid for the class in CBI. Students must submit a Statement of Interest to Professor Primus's assistant, Karen Rushlow (krushlow@umich.edu), by 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 30. In the history of this seminar, statements of interest exceeding 500 words have rarely been effective. Students must also place a bid for the class in CBI during Cycle Two, October 28 at 8:00 AM through November 1 at 5:00 PM.

164.#787 IMPACT OF HUMAN RIGHTS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW: This class will meet from Monday, March 24 through Wednesday, April 9.

165.#787 IMPACT OF HUMAN RIGHTS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW: Students who enroll in this class should have completed at least one of the following two courses: #606 Transnational Law or #605 Advanced Transnational Law.

166.#787 IMPACT OF HUMAN RIGHTS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW: Students who have previously taken #886 Impact of Human Rights on International Law (seminar) are not eligible to take this class.

167.#787 IMPACT OF HUMAN RIGHTS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW: There will be no examination for this class. Instead, students will be required to produce a paper. Students who wish to write a longer paper for an additional credit may, with Professor Simma's permission, add one credit of Law 900 Research. Once Professor Simma has approved, please follow the directions in the online Registration Instructions for enrolling in Law 900. Registration Instructions are located on the Law School Office of Student Records Web site, under "Registration" (http://www.law.umich.edu/currentstudents/registration/registration/Pages/default.aspx). The two-credit paper will satisfy the upper-level writing requirement.

168.#493 EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION:  Completion of #609 Employment Law, #653 Employment Discrimination, or #699 Labor Law prior to taking this class is recommended but not required.

169.#606/001 TRANSNATIONAL LAW: This course will ordinarily meet on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2:35-4:00. However, due to the professor's business travel schedule, this course will not meet at all some weeks and will also meet occasionally on Tuesdays from 4:45-6:10. The professor will provide the specifics about changes to the normal meeting schedule after the course begins.

170.#730 ADVANCED APPELLATE ADVOCACY: The practice/simulation course will meet TBA.

171.#502 INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: This course will meet from Tuesday, February 4 through Thursday, February 20.

172.#465 INTERNATIONAL LITIGATION: This practice/simulation course will meet from Monday, March 10 through Saturday, March 22. In addition, the class will meet once more at the end of the term at a mutually convenient time to be arranged between the professor and the class at their first class session in March.

173.Students who have taken #645 CRIMINAL PROCEDURE SURVEY may not elect either #641 CRIMINAL JUSTICE:  ADMINISTRATION OF POLICE PRACTICES or #641 CRIMINAL JUSTICE: INVESTIGATION & POLICE PRACTICES or #643 CRIMINAL PROCEDURE:  BAIL TO POST CONVICTION REVIEW or vice versa.  However, see the partial exception described in footnote #174, which applies to #645/002 for the Winter 2013 term only.

174.#645/002 CRIMINAL PROCEDURE SURVEY:  Students who have taken #643 Criminal Proc: Bail to Post Conviction Review in a term prior to Winter 2013 and who have not previously taken #641 Criminal Justice: Investigations and Police Practices are eligible to take #645/002 Criminal Procedure Survey.  Students enrolled in #645/002 will receive three (3) credits instead of the usual four (4) credits to account for the fact that they will have already covered part of the material taught in #643 Criminal Proc: Bail to Post Conviction Review.  Students enrolled in #645/001 Criminal Procedure Survey will be graded separately from students enrolled in #645/002.  This additional section of #645/002 will only be offered in the Winter 2013 term.

175.#546 MARKETING FOR LAWYERS: This class will meet from Thursday, January 16 through Thursday, February 20. In addition, the class will meet on Friday, January 31 and Friday, February 14 from 1:00-2:25 p.m.

176.#547 OPERATIONS FOR LAWYERS: This class will meet from Tuesday, March 11 through Tuesday, April 22.

177.#730 ADVANCED APPELLATE ADVOCACY:  #540 Introduction to Constitutional Law is a pre-requisite.

178.#828 ECONOMIC INEQUALITY AND THE LAW: #540 Introduction to Constitutional Law is a recommended but not required pre-requisite.

179.#505 CHINESE LAW & LEGAL INSTITUTIONS:  Because this class will be taught by Professor Howson remotely from California using teleconferencing technology any JD student who has not yet completed 28 credits is not eligible to take this class for credit, but the professor does welcome students to sit in on the class, space permitting.  LLMs are eligible to take this class but should refer to footnote #180.

180.#505 CHINESE LAW & LEGAL INSTITUTIONS:  Because this class will be taught by Professor Howson remotely from California using teleconferencing technology LLM students who intend to sit for the New York bar examination may not take this class for credit towards their degree, but the professor does welcome students to sit in on the class, space permitting.

181.#553 DEMOCRACY AND FIRST AMENDMENT:   Either #793 Voting Right/Election Law or #681 First Amendment is a pre-requisite.  It is fine if students have taken both classes.

182.#797 MODEL RULES AND BEYOND AND #731 LEGAL ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (Professor Hirshon’s section):  These two classes are mutually exclusive elections.  In other words, students who have taken one of these may not take the other.

183.#818 FAKING IT:  Attendance Policy—Students will be allowed only one cut.  A second cut will result in a one grade level reduction, as from A to A-, etc.  A third cut and the student will not receive credit for the seminar.

184.#596 BUSINESS BASICS FOR LAWYERS: This class will meet for two days only from Monday, January 13 through Tuesday, January 14. On Monday, January 13, the course will meet 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM. On Tuesday, January 14, the course will meet 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

185.#737 HIGHER EDUCATION LAW:  The first meeting of this class will take place on Thursday, January 16.

186.#495 NEGOTIATING ENTREPRENEURIAL ISSUES: Twenty-four seats are reserved for law students, and six seats are reserved for students from the Ross School of Business.

187.#601 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW:  This class was reduced from four credits to three credits after pre-registration ended.  Therefore, any student who wishes to earn an additional credit may enroll for a one-credit Research class (Law 900) with Professor Hall.  Students must consult with Professor Hall prior to enrolling for the Research credit.

188.#857 INCOME TAX TREATIES: #747 Taxation of Individual Income is a pre-requisite.

189.#419 INVESTOR LITIGATION: Effective Tuesday, February 4, this class will no longer meet in 242 Hutchins Hall and will meet in 1020 South Hall for the remainder of the term.

190.#568 PATENT LAW II: Effective Wednesday, February 5, this class will no longer meet in 1070 South Hall and will meet in 1025 South Hall for the remainder of the term.

191.#857 INCOME TAX TREATIES: Section 001 of this seminar is offered for two (2) credits. However, after the term begins and with Professor Avi-Yonah’s permission students may request an enrollment change to section 002 which is offered for three (3) credits. To request a section change, please send an e-mail to LawCurriculumCoordinator@umich.edu and make “Income Tax Treaties Section 002” the subject line. This request must be made no later than--mid March for the Winter Term and mid November for the Fall term--unless an earlier deadline has been established by the professor. The e-mail should contain the following information:
  • Your FULL name (no nicknames)
  • Your STUDENT ID number (listed on your U of M ID card)
  • Professor’s FULL name
  • 3-digit course number
  • Course title
  • 5-digit class number of section 001 to drop (the section in which you are enrolled)
  • 5-digit class number of section 002 to add
  • Term in which you are making the section change


192.#641 CRIMINAL JUSTICE: INVESTIGATION & POLICE PRACTICES: #540 Introduction to Constitutional Law is a recommended but not required pre-requisite or co-requisite.

193.#677 FEDERAL COURTS: #540 Introduction to Constitutional Law is a pre-requisite

194.#687 IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY: #540 Introduction to Constitutional Law is a pre-requisite.

195.Winter Term--This ungraded mini-seminar is for no credit and open only to first-year students (Fall Starters) through the mini-seminar bidding process.

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Updated January 30, 2014 dmh (#141 updated March 6, 2014)



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