Spring 2013 Class Descriptions
Washington D.C. Externship Seminar (Andrew Askland)
3 credit(s)This course will focus on government, privacy, and emerging technologies. It will identify the sources of privacy protection in tort, statutory, and constitutional law. It will then focus on contemporary challenges arising from government policies and emerging technologies. It will also examine how the increased use of electronic communications, encryptography, and biotechnologies pose challenges for governmental actors and policy makers. This course has a writing component and meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6 pm-9 pm. The course will be graded on a letter-grade scale, but the instructor reserves the right to include class presentations and participation. The course does NOT meet the USD writing requirement. The course is open only to students who are registered for all other components of the Washington, D.C. Externship Program.
Washington D.C. Internship Course (Andrew Askland)
2 credit(s)This is an intensive course that will focus on the legislative and administrative process. It will give students a conceptual and doctrinal understanding of the institutional structures and processes that animate and shape the decisions of legislators, judges, and policy-makers in the settings in which the students will pursue their externships. It will be held prior to student’s taking up their externships. The class will begin on January 7, 2013 and end on January 17. The final exam will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013. Students must attend all classes. It will meet five days a week for two weeks, with the last class period designated for the final exam. Class times will be 9:00-11:50 am each day. The course will be graded on a letter-grade scale. Grading will be primarily by exam, but the instructor reserves the right to include class presentations and participation. The course is open only to students who are registered for all other components of the Washington, D.C. Externship Program.
Washington DC Externship Program (John H. Minan)
White Collar Crime (Jason A. Forge, Eric J. Beste)
Concentration(s): Business and Corporate Law (LLMC), LLM in Business and Corporate Law (LLMB), Public Interest Law (JD), Criminal Litigation (JD), Business and Corporate Law (JD), Criminal Law (LLMC), Criminal Law (LLMG)
Note: Students may only elect this course or Federal Crimes to count toward the Criminal Litigation Concentration (JD).
Work, Welfare & Justice (Orly Lobel)
The course explores the relations between public policies and the new political-economy. The new economy, with its increased demands for flexibility and competitiveness, new technologies, and rapid globalization, has dramatically altered the nature of work relations, economic production, social organization and the roles of public and private entities in promoting growth, justice and fairness. In this class, we will explore at a number of policy fields, including issues in employment and labor laws, education and schooling law, environmental law, health law, discrimination policies and consumer law. These issues will be examined from an interdisciplinary perspective for understanding the challenges of law-in-action. We will think of practical questions of the comparative effectiveness of various regulatory mechanisms and the more theoretical aspects of legal means and social ends. Students will be required to write a paper.