Information will not be available until August 2012
|Course||Course Type||Course Title||Instructor||Units||Times||Days||Room||Exam|
|599||SW/OP||Aging Law & Public Policy||Channick||3||2:40-3:55p||T/W||2G||No Exam|
|504*||LAW||Medical Malpractice Litigation||Trexler||2||8:00a-9:50a||F||2F||TBA|
* Attendance at the first class session is mandatory.
Enrollment Deadline for Exchange Students: Friday, August 31, 2012
Holidays: (No Classes) Monday, September 3, 2012; Thursday & Friday, November 22 & 23, 2012
Legislated Days: Tuesday, November 20 - follow Thursday’s class schedule
and Wednesday, November 21 – follow Friday’s class schedule
Instructions for Visitors Registering at California Western
Prior to the start of class:
- Students must come to the Registrar’s Office and submit your approved application form and have your photo ID taken. (Please contact Nancy Graham on the Mezzanine level of the 350 building for a picture ID
- Visit the California Western School of Law webpage for parking information.
- For computer access and login information see Daniel Starnes (student lab in the Library)
Admiralty Law (LAW, 3 units)
Adjunct Professor Dysart
Content: Admiralty law focuses on the law of maritime commerce, which includes the movement of passengers and cargo by sea, as developed in the United States since the colonial period. The roots of American admiralty law are traced from the early Mediterranean Sea States, the Law Merchants, to the English admiralty courts and ultimately to the development of admiralty law practice in the United States. Topics include the admiralty law practice in the federal judicial system, issues of federalism and federal admiralty uniformity, maritime liens including ship mortgages, maritime personal injuries including rights of seamen, longshoremen and harbor workers, maritime salvage, maritime general average, maritime collision and allision, maritime pollution, recreational boating and international conventions and treaties affecting maritime commerce. Both the applicable general maritime law and statutory law are reviewed.
Sequence and Prerequisites: No prerequisites. It is desirable to have completed at least the first trimester course in constitutional law and courses in the federal judicial system.
Relationship to Law Practice: Admiralty law is a highly specialized field of practice. Relatively few practitioners make a career from only the practice of admiralty law. The legal concepts addressed are unique to requirements of carriage of passengers and cargo by sea. However, in recent years, recreational boating has added a new dimension to the practice of admiralty law. Many of the topics addressed are applicable to a general practice located near large navigable bodies of water where there is commercial maritime activity and/or substantial recreational boating activity.
Aging, Law & Public Policy (SW/OP, 3 units)
Content: Substantive topics to be covered include delivery of legal services to the elderly, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, life insurance, catastrophic care and long term care insurance, wills, advanced medical directives, guardianship, protective services, nursing home and long term care contracts, and medical treatment issues.
Sequence and Prerequisites: No prerequisites. Legal Scholarship Training Seminar is a co-requisite for students who want Scholarly Writing credit.
Medical Malpractice Litigation (LAW, 2 units)
Adjunct Professor Trexler
Content: This course examines all aspects of California medical malpractice law. Students are required to read cases from a loose-leaf casebook prepared by the instructor. The instructor emphasizes class discussion based upon assigned reading and real-life cases.
Sequence and Prerequisites: No prerequisites. The Evidence course would aid in the understanding of this course.
Relationship to Law Practice: This course should be elected by any student who is considering practicing in the field of medical malpractice. However, it provides practice advice and instruction that is helpful to anyone interested in civil trial practice.