GENERAL EXTERNSHIP PLACEMENT (ADVOCACY AND LEGAL SKILLS - 4000)
Students work 140 hours in pre-approved externship placements under the guidance of carefully selected mentor-attorneys. It is expected that students will gain a sense of what it is like to be a lawyer practicing in that particular law setting, so that students will assist their mentor-attorneys in their day-to-day legal activities as well as receiving research, writing or other legal assignments. Some placements may include an opportunity for students to appear in court, interview clients, or interact with opposing counsel, while others may be more observational in nature. Placements may be with administrative, city, state, and federal judiciary members; prosecutor and defender offices; and civil placements which meet the interests of the student body including, among others, organizations which are on the leading edge of housing law, domestic violence law, immigration law, environmental law, labor law, mental hygiene law, consumer law, and general civil litigation. The course is graded on a pass-fail basis. This course must be taken in conjunction with the General Clinical Externship Seminar.
Corequisite: GENERAL EXTERNSHIP SEMINAR
Michael A. Genkin
Jeffrey A Goodstein
GENERAL EXTERNSHIP SEMINAR (ADVOCACY AND LEGAL SKILLS - 3090)
The general clinical externship seminar explores important issues in lawyer development through weekly readings, directed journal assignments and collaborative student presentations. The seminar uses an interactive classroom format which may include simulations and discussions where students share insights gained through their externship observations and experiences. Grades are based upon class participation, weekly written assignments, and a final student presentation. This course must be taken in conjunction with the General Clinical Externship Placement.
Corequisite: GENERAL EXTERNSHIP PLACEMENT
Michael A. Genkin
Jeffrey A Goodstein
GLOBAL LW FELLOWS RES COL TUTL (DIRECTED RESEARCH - 1070)
Global Law Fellows Research Colloquium Tutorial This colloquium is designed to provide an academic peer group for visiting foreign researchers participating in the Global Law Fellows program, specialized instruction in American and English language materials, and an opportunity for Global Fellows to share progress of their research. In addition to regular presentations by the Global Fellows on their research projects, the colloquium will include instruction in use of electronic search services, structure of U.S. reporters and other standard legal materials, proper citation, U.S. law journal publication standards, and other research-related subjects. Each Global Law Fellow will give a substantial presentation on his or her research project during the course of the semester. If, in any given semester, there is only one Global Fellow, this course will be administered as a tutorial. This is a pass/fail course.
Christopher J. Borgen
Margaret E. McGuinness
Jeffrey K. Walker
GLOBAL PHILANTHROPY & U.S. AID (INTERNAT'L AND COMPARATIVE LAW - 3020)
Treaties, U.S. and foreign laws, policies, politics, and cultural issues drive the U.S. government's international assistance programs, as well as the agendas and decisions of U.S.-based private foundations and public charities, including international nongovernmental organizations, involved in global philanthropy and assistance for under- developed countries and their people. Understanding relevant laws and regulations, appreciating politics and pertinent cultural issues, grasping policy implications for both the U.S. and foreign countries is key to the development of the assistance projects of our government and nonprofit sector. This course will offer students insights into, and permit them to explore, important aspects of these foundational tools and systems. Grades will be based on a final paper.
Nina J. Crimm
GLOBALIZATION OF LEGAL PROFESS (LEGAL ETHICS - 1020)
During the course of the past twenty years, the practice of law has changed in response to (1) the globalization of the economy, the media and modes of transportation and (2) the collapse of the former Soviet Union. These changes have impacted law firms and businesses of all sizes. This seminar will examine how U.S. and foreign law firms, legal educators and regulators have responded to globalization and how globalization is expected to reshape the legal profession in the years to come. Attention will be paid to the public policies that shape different regimes' codes of conduct, disciplinary regimes and substantive understandings of confidentiality and conflicts of interest. Grades will be based on a final exam when the course is offered overseas and on a research paper when offered in the U.S.