Fall 2011 Class Descriptions
Judicial Internship (Paul Horton)
1 - 6 credit(s)
Concentration(s): Criminal Litigation (JD), Civil Litigation (JD)
Prerequisite(s): Preferred: First-Year Curriculum, Law Skills II (trial-court placements), Criminal Procedure (appellate-court placements), Criminal Procedure (magistrate judge placements), Criminal Procedure (criminal-dept. placements)
Note: Students must receive approval from Professor Horton to register for this program. There are limitations on JD concentration eligibility. Please check the concentration web pages for more information.
Additional Information: Civil Litigation Concentration, Criminal Litigation Concentration
Jurisprudence (Roy L. Brooks)
Concentration(s): Civil Litigation (JD), Employment and Labor Law (LLMG)
This seminar will focus on the structures of judicial decision making in Legal Formalism, Scalian Textualism, Legal Realism, Sociological Jurisprudence, and Legal Process, and Critical Theory (an amalgamation of Critical Race Theory, Critical Feminist Theory, LatCrit Theory, Asian Critical Theory, and other "outsider" theories). Students will be evaluated on the basis of a paper plus weekly oral and written classroom presentations. Class attendance is essential. This class has 3 additional mandatory Friday sessions at the beginning of the semester that will give students extra time to work on their papers at the end of the semester.