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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, 2024

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 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 course will focus on practical application of the rules of evidence in the courtroom. Professor Annie Scardulla.

LAW 266 Professional Responsibility (2)

ONLINE. This course is required for all 2L students (and available to students immediately after their 1L courses). It addresses 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 Advanced Legal Research (2)

ONLINE. This course offers 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. Professors Kerri-Ann Rowe and Andrew Wisniewsky.

LAW 402 Externship Program (4)

The Summer Externship Program runs from Monday, May 13, 2024 (3-hour required orientation) through June 14, 2024. 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 13, orientation program. Professors Janine Zanin and Rina Lyubkin.

LAW 491 Judicial Clerkship Writings (2)

ONLINE. This course 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. Professor Sara Warf.

LAW 529 Writing for Practice (2)

ONLINE. Writing for Practice (W4P) builds on the practical writing skills introduced in RRWA I and II to prepare students for writing in various legal practice settings. Like RRWA, W4P uses cycles of instruction-writing-feedback to help students hone their writing processes—for example drafting and revising—and products, including familiar genres such as internal memoranda and motion memos and new genres with new audiences, for example blog posts, letters, and feedback on others’ writing. Professor Rachel Gurvich.

LAW 530 Electronic Discovery Technologies (2)

ONLINE. The course helps students understand the growing practice of electronic discovery and how changes are impacting the way attorneys manage and provide legal services. Areas of focus include: document management in a digital environment; information literacy; metadata; and professional responsibility. Readings and hands-on experience will address both general technological issues as well as specific legal ramifications. Professor Stacey Rowland.

LAW 557 Deposition Skills (1)

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.

Second Session, 2024

No course offerings.