(January 6– January 22, 2021)
The law school offers a Winter Term in conjunction with the Spring 2021 Semester and all Winter Term courses will be held completely remotely. Credits earned over Winter Term are considered part of the Spring 2021 semester and Winter Term tuition will be billed at the same time Spring 2021 tuition is billed. Registration for Winter Term opens at the same time as Spring 2021 registration. Students must include the credits in which they intend to enroll during Winter Term in their Spring 2021 semester course load calculations. Reminder: part-time students may be enrolled in a maximum of 12 credits for the Winter Term/Spring Semester combined, and full-time students may be enrolled in a maximum of 17 credits.
All first-year students are required to complete the LRWA II programming. The programming is a required introductory session for LRWA II and not a separate Winter Term course option. First year day students may elect to register for an optional Winter Term course that does not conflict with LRWA II. First year evening students already have a required course load of 12 credits for Spring 2021, but may enroll in optional Winter Term courses in their 2E through 4E years.
For planning purposes, students should expect to complete 20-30 hours of work outside class for each Winter Term course. There will be assigned reading prior to the first class for all courses. Please consult the course syllabi , once posted, for this and the other course requirements. All courses will be graded CR/NC (except as noted below) and will be considered in-class credits under Academic Regulation 3-3.1.
|Sched.||Course Name||Num. (Sec.) CRN||Instructor(s)||Days, Time||Final Exam||Additional Information|
|Eve||Business Law Bootcamp (1cr)||LAW 083 (R01) 23753||ST. JOHN, NIELDS||VARIED 1/6-1/7, 1/10-1/12 - 6:05-9:05 p.m.||TAKE HOME|
|Eve||Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Law and Strategies (1cr)||LAW 084 (R01) 24390||HWANG||VARIED 1/6 (8-9 p.m.), 1/7 & 1/12 (7-10 p.m.), 1/14 & 1/19 (8-10 p.m.), & 1/21 (7-10 p.m.)||NO EXAM|
|Day||Leadership and Management Skills for Lawyers (1-2cr)(N.2)||LAW 082 (R01) 24041||TESTY||VARIED 1/6, 1/11, 1/12, 1/13, 1/14, 1/19 & 1/20 - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||NO EXAM|
|Eve||Legal Profession: Writing Under Pressure (1cr)||LAW 081 (R01) 23752||EVERETTE||TUE, THU 1/7, 1/12, 1/14, 1/19 & 1/21 - 6:05-9:05 p.m.||NO EXAM|
|Day||State Constitutional Law (2cr)(N.3)||LAW 087 (R01) 24046||SUTTON, KOCHAN, LUTHER||MON - FRI 1/6 - 1/8, 1/11 - 1/15, & 1/19 - 1/22 - 2:00-4:15 p.m.||NO EXAM|
|Day/Eve||LRWA II - Trial Level Writing (N.4)||LAW 097 (N.4)||FITZGERALD||VARIED 1/6, 1/13 & 1/20 (See (N.4) for session times)||NO EXAM|
(N.2) This course is graded. The course will include a mix of class meetings via Zoom; outside-of-class individual and group work; and an individual coaching session with the instructor. The basic course is 1 in-class credit. Students may opt for 2 credits; the second credit is considered an out-of-class credit. Students opting for the 2-credit version of the course will have an additional outside-of-class project separately arranged with the instructor that focuses upon creating a “Profile in Law & Leadership” entry for a new web-based resource designed to assist educators and students. All students will register in the 1-credit class, but may elect, after the first class and with the permission of the instructor, to increase to 2 credits. All materials will be provided electronically without charge, other than that there is a $15 fee that each student will need to pay to complete an assessment exercise for the course called the “DISC” assessment. Each student will receive a customized report to assist in leadership development for this fee and specifics will be discussed in the first course session.
(N.3) The assigned readings come from two books: State Constitutional Law: The Modern Experience (West 3rd Edition) and 51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law (Oxford). The course requirements include two papers (5–7 pages each) on propositions identified in the syllabus. Students also are required to give a class presentation on the basis of one of these papers. The students will be paired up for these presentations, and each will argue one side of the proposition. The papers are due on the day the proposition will be discussed. There is no exam.
(N.4)LRWA II - Trial Level Writing (Law 097) begins for first-year students in Winter Term. There will be three Winter Term LRWA II classes which will take place on 1/6, 1/13, and 1/20 and are mandatory for the first-year students. Two sessions will be offered each of these days, one during the day at noon and one in the evening at 6:05. Additional information about how to select your class time for Winter Term LRWA classes will be sent through email and the LRWA main page on TWEN. Just a reminder, there is no separate PatriotWeb registration first-year students for Winter Term LRWA classes.