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Spring/Summer 2014 Footnotes

As of 4/23/2014 5:55:08 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 and may not be taken on an elective limited grade (pass/fail) or “P” grade.  This upper class course, seminar, or clinic grade 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.This section is for administrative purposes only and does not indicate the availability of additional seats. Students may not enroll themselves into this section.

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 during the active registration cycle or forfeit their enrollment opportunity:

  • Cycle ONE--Clinic Bidding--requires students to request the clinic via the Law Course Bidding Interface (CBI). For clinic information or clinic waitlist questions, please contact the Clinic Coordinator, clinic-applications@umich.edu.
  • Cycle TWO--Seminar and Practice/Simulation Course Bidding--requires students 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 Office of the Registrar web site, click “Registration” in the left-hand column, click “Registration Instructions” in the middle column (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.”
  • 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 class assignment to a maximum of ONE clinic. Students assigned to the clinics are uploaded into CBI and their 15 credit maximum is reduced by the clinic credits before the Seminar and Practice/Simulation Course registration period begins. During the Wolverine Access Drop/Add period, admission to this clinic off the waitlist is also 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.
  • 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. During the Wolverine Access Drop/Add period, admission to this seminar or practice/simulation course off the waitlist is also 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.


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, and #985 ADVANCED POVERTY LAW IN A MEDICAL LEGAL COLLABORATIVE: 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 313, 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: 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 Research, for directions.

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, or research course.

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.  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. 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.

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.Not used this term.

50.If classes are cancelled, make up sessions may occasionally be scheduled on Fridays on dates either reflected in the FIRST-YEAR DETAILED MEETING PATTERN GRID or as otherwise announced by the professor.

51.Updated February 5, 2014 dmh

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