June 2013 Term - Course Offerings
American Legal History - Professor Robert Whitman
This seminar explores selected topics in the history of American law, including the role of law in American society, patterns of litigation, the forms of action and their demise, and the development of contracts. As the course is taught, it presents students with the opportunity to review fascinating materials and practice team oral presentations. Click for complete course details.
Business Organizations - Professor Eric Gouvin
This course analyzes legal issues of the closely held and publicly held corporation. Among the topics considered are: planning for the closed corporation; management and control issues of corporations; the proxy system; duties of officers, directors and controlling shareholders; transactions in shares by directors and others; and public policy implications of the publicly held corporation. Although primary consideration is given to the corporation, the course also includes some materials on partnership law. Click for complete course details.
Contract Drafting - Professor Jessica Rubin
This course introduces students to the principles, processes and techniques for drafting contracts. Among the topics covered will be: the structure of a contract, representations, covenants, conditions, allocation of risk, incentives, remedies and enforceability. Students will develop skills in reading and interpreting contracts and will thereby better understand the function of provisions. Various agreements will be studied such as purchase and sale agreements, employment contracts, leases, and confidentiality agreements. We will also explore negotiation and practical impacts on drafting contracts, as well as ethical issues that arise during the negotiating and drafting process. Click for complete course details.
Criminal Procedure - Professor Giovanna Shay
Deals with the law governing the questions involved in the investigation and disposition of persons who may have engaged in criminal behavior, with particular emphasis on the nature and special purposes of the criminal process and the constitutional principles applicable to it. Click for complete course details.
Family Law - Professor Marcia Canavan
This course is a study of the family as a legal institution-- its organization, functioning and disorganization. Topics include marriage, annulment, divorce, separation, husband and wife, parent and child, and a brief study of problems of adoption and of neglected and delinquent children. Click for complete course details.