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Classes for Visitation

Spring 2018 Class Visits

Visitors must make an appointment in advance to visit a class. Please contact the Admissions Office at 615.322.6452 to arrange a class visit between Tuesday, January 16 and Friday, April 13, 2018. Please Note: Class visitations are not available during spring break March 5-9, 2018.

Mondays & Tuesdays

8:00-9:15am Criminal Law Professor Christopher Slobogin Moore Room
8:05-9:15am Torts Professor Jim Rossi Hyatt Room
9:25-10:35am Torts Professor Sean Seymore Bennett Miller Room
1:10-2:20pm Property Professor Michael Vandenbergh Hyatt Room
1:10-2:20pm Property Professor Daniel Sharfstein Bennett Miller Room

Wednesdays

8:05-9:15am Torts Professor Jim Rossi Hyatt Room
8:25-9:15am Criminal Law Professor Nancy King Bennett Miller Room
9:25-10:35am Torts Professor Sean Seymore Bennett Miller Room
10:50a-12:00pm Property Professor Chris Serkin Bennett Miller Room
10:50a-12:00pm Torts Professor Ed Cheng Moore Room
1:10-2:20pm Property Professor Michael Vandenbergh Hyatt Room
1:10-2:20pm Property Professor Daniel Sharfstein Bennett Miller Room

Thursdays & Fridays

8:25-9:15am Criminal Law Professor Nancy King Bennett Miller Room
9:25-10:45am Criminal Law Professor Terry Maroney Bennett Miller Room
10:50a-12:00pm Property Professor Chris Serkin Bennett Miller Room
10:50a-12:00pm Torts Professor Ed Cheng Moore Room

Building floor plans and room index


 

First-year Course Descriptions

LAW 603: Civil Procedure - An introduction to federal and state court organization, jurisdiction, and procedure including pleading, joinder of parties and claims, pretrial discovery, pretrial disposition of cases, judgments, res judicata, collateral estoppel, and other subjects. Primary emphasis is on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and its counterparts which have been adopted by many states.

LAW 606: Contracts - The agreement process; interpretation; consideration and its equivalents; illegal bargains; the statute of frauds; remedies for breach of contract; failure of condition; impossibility of performance and frustration of purpose; third-party beneficiaries; assignment of rights and delegation of duties; and discharge. Relevant sections of Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code are included in study of each topic.

LAW 608: Constitutional Law - A basic study of the distribution of governmental powers between the federal government and the states, as well as the relationship among the three branches of the federal government and the role of the courts in the constitutional scheme. Issues include judicial review, standing, the enumerated powers of Congress, preemption, legislative veto, presidential power, and introductory aspects of constitutional interpretation.

LAW 613: Criminal Law - Specific crimes at common law and under modern statutes; general principles of criminal liability; defenses; selected problems in criminal law administration from investigation and arrest through trial.

LAW 620: Property - A basic survey of the law of property with emphasis on real estate; estates in land; divided interests; adverse possession; introduction to future interests; landlord-tenant; commercial transfers of land, including the real estate contract, the deed, the recording system and title insurance, restriction of land use through private arrangement and public regulation.

LAW 610: Regulatory State - This course introduces students to statutes and agency decisions and the central role they play in modern government. The course covers the nature of statutes and agency regulations, how they are generated, and how they are interpreted.

LAW 621: Torts - . Liability for intentional harm to person or property and for similar harm caused by negligent conduct