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Law

5024/5025 Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, CB# 3380
(919) 962-1249

For further information, address inquiries to: Registrar, 919-962-1249, School of Law, CB# 3380, Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3380.

First Session, 2022

For further information, address inquiries to: Registrar, 919-962-9708, School of Law, CB# 3380, Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3380.

LAW 199 Transition to the Profession (0.5 credit hours each mini session, 1 credit total for first session)

ONLINE. This course seeks to empower students (1) to explore how lawyers navigate the profession in a healthy, successful way, (2) to facilitate learning opportunities for professional identity formation, exploration and reflection, and (3) to enter the practice of law with the communication and professional skills to thrive in fulfilling legal careers. Professor Allison Constance.

LAW 242T Evidence (3)

ONLINE. A comprehensive survey course, Evidence introduces students to all major aspects of the Federal Rules of Evidence through the problem-based method. The course covers the following topics: real and demonstrative evidence, relevancy, character evidence, the qualification of expert witnesses, examination of witnesses, credibility and impeachment, competency, hearsay, and privileges. The focus of this course will be on the practical application of the rules of evidence in the courtroom. Professor Annie Scardulla.

LAW 266 Professional Responsibility (2)

ONLINE. Regulation of the legal profession; lawyer advertising; trust accounting; lawyer-client relationship; conflicts of interest; confidentiality and privilege; ethical dilemmas in litigation. Intended to prepare students for MPRE. Thematic emphasis on professionalism and developing your identity in the legal community. Professor Carmen Bannon.

LAW 267.1 Advanced Legal Research (2)

ONLINE. This course will offer students the opportunity to expand their skills in using primary and secondary legal sources in the context of legal practice. The course covers a range of advanced search techniques for statutory, administrative, and case law research. Upon completion of this course, students will have gained experience formulating efficient research methodologies and evaluating sources of legal information in various formats. Course grades will be based on a series of research assignments and class participation. Professors Nicole Downing and Kerri-Ann Rowe.

LAW 402 Externship Program (4)

The Summer Externship Program runs from Monday, May 15, 2023 (3-hour required orientation) through June 23, 2023. Rising 2Ls and rising 3Ls enrolled in the Summer Program earn 4 pass/fail units of credit. Students work on site at their externship approximately 28 hours per week for a total of 172 hours; submit weekly journals and time sheets; attend individual conferences with their faculty supervisor; and attend weekly class meetings (remote, held on Fridays). In addition, students are required to attend the Monday, May 15, orientation program and one field trip TBA. Professors Janine Zanin and Rina Lyubkin.

LAW 491 Judicial Clerkship Writings (2)

ONLINE. This class is designed primarily for students interested in or already pursuing judicial clerkships after graduation. Students will track the life cycle of an appeal from initial briefing through final opinion and beyond. Through in-class exercises and out-of-class writing assignments, students will learn about the behind-the-scenes mechanics of an appellate court and develop their skills in synthesizing arguments and drafting clear and complete bench briefs, judicial opinions, and more. Grades will be based on class participation and three out-of-class writing assignments. Professor Sara Warf.

LAW 531 Transactional Law Research (1)

ONLINE. The purpose of this course is to teach students how find and evaluate the law as it relates to transactional topics. It serves the following UNC School of Law learning outcome: Students shall be able to find, analyze, and use relevant legal materials (including, among others, statutes, cases, regulations, and other administrative materials) in order to identify and resolve problems and communicate legal analysis in a variety of written and oral formats. Professor Aaron Kirschenfeld.

LAW 557 Deposition Skills (1)

ONLINE. This skills course provides an introduction to taking and defending a deposition. Students will learn how to examine a deponent efficiently and strategically and how to deal with objections. Students will also learn how to prepare a witness for deposition and how to defend the witness and the deposition record. The relevant rules of civil procedure and professional responsibility will also be discussed. Professor Joseph Kennedy. In person section available

LAW 559 Restorative Justice and the Law (1)

ONLINE. This course will explore restorative justice and the ideas that form its foundation, question its strengths and shortcomings, examine restorative practices, and investigate opportunities to put the theory into practice. It will give particular consideration to restorative justice practices as they relate to gender and other forms of family violence, as well as campus sexual assault matters. The course will compare restorative justice with transformative justice and community accountability mechanisms. Students will have the opportunity to interact with individuals and coalitions in the Triangle area who are already working in restorative justice circles both within and outside of formal legal processes. Professor Deborah Weissman.

Second Session, 2022

No course offerings.