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Course Number: 
24 LITG 745
Call Number: 
000089
Professor: 
Primary Basis for Grade: 

Tentatively skills exercises including short mediation peer and
self-critiques, take-home final paper, and recorded mediation skills performance exercise. Letter
Grade.

Course Credit: 
3 Classroom
Meets Seminar Requirement: 
0
Meets Writing Requirement: 
0
Meets Client Counseling Requirement: 
0
Location: 
Room 204

This course will equip students with the skills and strategic analysis necessary to successfully
fulfill the role of neutral third-party mediator. While not the central course focus, advice for
mediation advocates will be discussed as well. Students will undertake a series of mediation role
plays, and will receive intensive feedback on techniques, skill, and intervention choices. Videotaping will be used extensively, enabling students to calibrate perception and reality of their own
mediation style and effectiveness. The class will also view and critique the techniques used by

Course Number: 
24 SPCL 714
Call Number: 
000077
Primary Basis for Grade: 

Seminar Paper; Letter Grade

Course Credit: 
2 Classroom
Meets Seminar Requirement: 
1
Meets Writing Requirement: 
1
Meets Client Counseling Requirement: 
0
Location: 
Room 208

This seminar will explore current issues in the law as it relates to media. Students will examine
such topics as libel, discovery of editorial materials and privileges, privacy and news‐gathering
torts, and access to information, including issues arising under the Freedom of Information Act.
Throughout the course, hypothetical "problems" will be used to illustrate the points being
discussed.

Course Number: 
24 PRSP 715 001
Call Number: 
000104
Professor: 
Primary Basis for Grade: 

TBA; Letter Grade

Course Credit: 
2 Classroom
Meets Seminar Requirement: 
0
Meets Writing Requirement: 
0
Meets Client Counseling Requirement: 
0
Location: 
Room 302

In this course, students consider the lawyer‐client relationship in the context of realistic
scenarios, evaluating the complex choices an ethical lawyer must make to establish an effective
lawyer‐client relationship. Following an examination of the ABA Model Rules and the Ohio
Rules of Professional Conduct, students consider the ethical components of the lawyer‐client
relationship, with an emphasis on competency, confidentiality, and conflicts of interest.  

Special Notes: 

This course is required to graduate and sit for most bar exams.

Course Number: 
24 SPCL 707
Call Number: 
000088
Primary Basis for Grade: 

 Seminar Paper; Letter Grade 

Course Credit: 
3 Classroom
Enrollment: 
Limited to 15; Please complete a Limited Enrollment Lottery Form.
Meets Seminar Requirement: 
1
Meets Writing Requirement: 
1
Meets Client Counseling Requirement: 
0
Location: 
Room 203

Traditionally, lawyers have played central roles in the organization of society and the administration of justice.    They also further the interests of their clients through persuasive argumentation.  Using a number of "great books," this seminar will examine forms of argument and forms of legal authority.

Course Number: 
24 PRSP 711
Call Number: 
000075
Primary Basis for Grade: 

Exam; Letter Grade

Course Credit: 
2 Classroom
Enrollment: 
Limited to 40; Please complete a Limited Enrollment Lottery Form.
Meets Seminar Requirement: 
0
Meets Writing Requirement: 
0
Meets Client Counseling Requirement: 
0
Location: 
Room 114

This course will study law-related films within basic traditional legal training, using film and
film theory as tools to gain access to other aspects of the law. There is a distinction between
research in law and research about the law. Film can tell us much about the law. Traditional
disciplines do not always provide direct encounter with concrete experiences of daily living that
literature and film can achieve.

Course Number: 
24 SPCL 706
Call Number: 
000086
Primary Basis for Grade: 

Tentatively Class participation, a seminar paper, and a class presentation.

Course Credit: 
3 Classroom
Enrollment: 
Limited to 15 students; Please complete a Limited Enrollment Lottery Form. (Weaver Fellows are required to take this class, but the remainder of the seats are available through the lottery to students interested in the course).
Meets Seminar Requirement: 
1
Meets Writing Requirement: 
1
Meets Client Counseling Requirement: 
0
Location: 
Room 306

This course introduces the student to the issues arising from the interaction of mentally ill or incapacitated individuals with the American civil and criminal justice system. It also considers the practice and structure of the mental health profession.

Special Notes: 

This class is required for Weaver Fellows.

Course Number: 
24 LITG 759
Call Number: 
000072
Primary Basis for Grade: 

Will vary but might include short written exercises, short oral exercises, and/or exams. Graded as High Pass/ Pass/ Low Pass/ Fail.

Course Credit: 
1 Classroom
Enrollment: 
Open
Meets Seminar Requirement: 
0
Meets Writing Requirement: 
0
Meets Client Counseling Requirement: 
0
Location: 
Room 204

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the work new lawyers practicing in the area of intellectual property are likely to encounter in private practice or in the corporate setting. This course will focus on many areas of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets and will include discussions and projects related to these IP topics. Some projects might include work on handling of confidential information, joint development issues, and due diligence reviews.

Special Notes: 

This course meets on a special schedule on the following Wednesdays from 8:45 am to 10:30 am: 9-28, 10-5, 10-19, 10-26, 11-2, 11-9, 11-16, and 11-23.

Course Number: 
24 PROP 711
Call Number: 
000054
Professor: 
Primary Basis for Grade: 

Exam; Letter Grade

Course Credit: 
3 Classroom
Enrollment: 
Open
Meets Seminar Requirement: 
0
Meets Writing Requirement: 
0
Meets Client Counseling Requirement: 
0
Location: 
Room 104

This broadest and most basic course gives roughly equal time to the three primary federal doctrines in the area, copyright, trademark, and patent, and gives students a brief introduction to related state law doctrines such as rights of publicity and trade secrets. This course provides students with the basics of each doctrine as well as an understanding of the ways in which they interact with each other.  This course is a prerequisite to other IP courses in the Program.

Course Number: 
24 LITG 731
Call Number: 
000085
Primary Basis for Grade: 

Skills Assignments; Letter Grade

Course Credit: 
2 Classroom
Enrollment: 
Limited to 20; Open only to 3Ls. Please complete a Limited Enrollment Lottery Form.
Meets Seminar Requirement: 
0
Meets Writing Requirement: 
0
Meets Client Counseling Requirement: 
1

This is an intensive course designed to give students insight into the day‐to‐day work of practicing lawyers and to provide students the opportunity, through simulations, to learn and practice fundamental lawyering skills.  Students will develop professional skills as they interview and counsel the client, draft pleadings, depose the opposing party in preparation for litigation, assist the client's decision‐making, and negotiate on behalf of the client.

Special Notes: 

Open only to 3Ls. This is an intensive short course that meets during the week of August 15, the week before regular classes begin, at times to be announced. Because it is an intensive course taught over a short period of time, you are required to attend all sessions. Do not sign up for this course if you cannot be available to attend all sessions the week of August 15.

Course Number: 
24 IRTS 775
Call Number: 
000032
Primary Basis for Grade: 

tba

Course Credit: 
3 Classroom
Enrollment: 
By permission of instructor. Enrollment limited, and students must apply and be selected to participate. Students should watch for announcements about how to apply for this learning opportunity.
Meets Seminar Requirement: 
0
Meets Writing Requirement: 
0
Meets Client Counseling Requirement: 
0
Location: 
Room 302

In this course, students examine the various types of evidence that might lead to the wrongful conviction of innocent persons. They will also consider the roles police, prosecutors, and defense lawyers play in the criminal justice system, with an emphasis on discovering how errors can lead to the conviction of the innocent.

Special Notes: 

Field Study in the spring semester is required. Enrollment by permission of instructor.