2024 Summer JD Course Schedule

SUMMER TERM DATES: REGISTRATIONS BEGINS for JD students on March 20, 2024. Registrations for JM/LLM/non-degree students begins on March 21, 2024. Summer classes start May 13 and end July 2, 2024 and exams will be held on July 8–9, with make-ups on July 10.

APPLICATION FOR SUMMER VISITING STATUS FOR NON-SCALIA LAW STUDENTS: Non-Scalia Law students who wish to take summer courses must apply for summer visiting status. Applications can be found on LSAC.org.

This semester we are offering some classes in remote, hybrid, and flex format, which is reflected on the PDF version of the summer schedule.

IMPORTANT: Please check prerequisites before signing up for courses. Sort table by clicking on the column headers.

Course Name Num. (Sec.) CRN Instructor(s) Days, Time Final Exam Syllabus
Death Penalty in America: Law, History & Policy (DE) (1 cr) Law 138 (R01)
43583
Adepoju TUE
6:00-7:50P
July 8
6:00P

Syllabus

eDiscovery: Modern Discovery in the Digital Era (DE) (1 cr) Law 204 (R01)
43519
Chhatwal & Keeling THU
6:00-7:50P
July 8
6:00P

Syllabus

Emerging Law of Internet Privacy Seminar (2 cr) Law 497 (001)
43523
Szabo & Roman MON, WED
6:00-7:50P
NO EXAM

Syllabus

Evidence + (3 cr) Law 222 (001)
43520
Bellows MON, WED
6:00-8:40P
July 9
6:00P ^

Syllabus

Blackboard

Field Study for International Students (N.8) (1 cr) Law 025 (001)
42675
Dinsmore N/A NO EXAM

Syllabus

Legal Clinic – Mason Veterans // (E) (N.1) (4 cr) Law 309 (001)
40611
MacArthur & Winstead WED
4:00-5:50P
NO EXAM

Syllabus

Legal Writing for Law Clerks // (E) (W) (DE) (N.2) (N.3) (1 cr) Law 201 (R01)
40732
Luther TUE
6:00-7:50P
NO EXAM

Syllabus

Legal Writing for Law Clerks // (E) (W) (DE) (N.2) (N.4) (1 cr) Law 201 (R02)
43586
Luther See Note 4
6:00-7:50P
NO EXAM
Negotiations & Legal Settlement (E) (W) (N.5) (3 cr) Law 303 (001)
43522
Jacewicz See Note 5 NO EXAM

Syllabus

Professional Responsibility (DE) (2 cr) Law 298 (R01)
43521
Lemley TUE, THU
6:00-7:50P
July 8
6:00P ^

Syllabus

Blackboard

Supervised Externship // (E) (N.6) (2 cr) Law 320 (001)
41462
Huber & Dinsmore N/A
NO EXAM

Syllabus

Supervised Externship // (E) (DE) (N.6) (2 cr) Law 320 (R01)
40315
Huber & Dinsmore N/A
NO EXAM

Syllabus

Supervised Externship // (E) (N.6) (3 cr) Law 321 (001)
41463
Huber & Dinsmore N/A
NO EXAM

Syllabus

Supervised Externship // (E) (DE) (N.6) (3 cr) Law 321 (R01)
40316
Huber & Dinsmore N/A
NO EXAM

Syllabus

Supervised Externship – VA Practice // (E) (N.6) (3 cr) Law 179 (001)
41461
Davis N/A
NO EXAM

Syllabus

WIPO-C-IP2 Summer School on IP (DE) (N.7) (3 cr) Law 021 (R01)
40314
Kresh MTWRF
9:00A-4:30P
TAKE HOME

Notes

This semester we are offering some classes in remote, hybrid, and flex format, which is reflected on the PDF version of the summer schedule.

// Enrollment with permission of instructor only.

+ This course has prerequisites. Please check course descriptions and syllabi for course prerequisite information.

(W) This course has been designated as a writing course.

(E) This course has been designated as an experiential course. Please note – for courses designated both (W) and (E), students may apply the course to either requirement, but not both.

(DE) This course has been designated as a distance education course. No more than 1/3 of a student’s required 89 credits to graduate may be distance education credits.

^ The final exam for Law 222-001 and Law 298-R01 will be conducted in-person at Mason Square (Arlington campus).

Notes to Schedule:

(N.1) Information regarding the application process for summer 2024 student-advisors will be sent via a Law News email in the near future. Enrollment only with the written permission of the Instructor. The clinic will meet for two hours weekly for class during the summer term. M-VETS students-advisors continue to meet each week for class and office hours, and they have responsibility for the matters to which they have been assigned until the commencement of the Fall 2024 semester.

(N.2) Information on applying to participate in Legal Writing for Law Clerks was sent via LawNews email on March 13, 2024. Enrollment only with written permission of instructor. Students who are accepted will be notified by the Records Office and must confirm they want to be enrolled by email to lwrecord@gmu.edu. Once students confirm, the Records Office will enroll them in the course.

(N.3) Law 201-R01 will meet for the first few Tuesdays of the summer term from 6:00 to 7:50 p.m., with other dates to be scheduled with the instructor. Final papers will be due July 8, 2024.

(N.4) Law 201-R02 will meet at the following dates/times in the second half of the summer: Wednesday July 10, Tuesday July 16, and Tuesday July 23 from 6:00 to 7:50 p.m., with other dates to be scheduled with the instructor. Final papers will be due August 20, 2024.

(N.5) The Negotiations course will be offered over three weekends, May 18–19, June 1–2, and June 15–16, meeting each day from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students must attend every session to receive credit.

(N.6) Students must receive approval to register for any Supervised Externship program and should submit the Externship Information Form found in the Externship module on Symplicity to begin the process. (Virginia Practice Externship applicants will submit the form after meeting with Professor Davis.) To access the form, log into Symplicity and select Externship Module from the “Shortcuts” on the right side of the screen. Once approved, students will be registered by the Records Office for the appropriate externship course. Compensated externship credit is NOT available during the summer term. Remote externships sections will have remote and asynchronous-only tutorials and are available only to students who will be working outside the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area this summer and so cannot attend the tutorials in person. First-Year students must have completed the required Civil Dialogue & Inclusive Lawyering sessions in order to enroll in an externship or clinic.

(N.7) Students registering for this course will attend the WIPO-C-IP2 Summer School on Intellectual Property to be held from June 3 through 14, 2024, with hours that vary slightly by day. Students registering for this course must also register through WIPO’s website. Students taking this course for academic credit will pay tuition to Scalia Law in lieu of the registration fee. The course will consist of lectures, case studies, simulation exercises, and group discussions on patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. Lectures will be given by Academics, Industry Leaders, and current and/or former policy makers. Scalia Law students will be joined virtually by students and professionals from around the world. Additional details are on the C-IP2 website.

(N.8) Contact Professor Courtney Dinsmore (cdinsmor@gmu.edu) to obtain permission to register.