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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, 2021

LAW 242T Evidence (3)

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 Catherine Dunham.

LAW 266 Professional Responsibility (2)

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

LAW 267T.1 Advanced Legal Research (3)

ONLINE / ASYNCHRONOUS. 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 topics, including statutory and case law research, practice materials, specialized topical resources and cost-effective research strategies. 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. Students will earn Experiential credit for this course. Professors Aaron Kirschenfeld and Nicole Downing.

LAW 402 Externship Program (4)

The Summer Externship Program runs from Monday, May 17, (3-hour required orientation) through June 25. 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 29 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 (held on Fridays). In addition, students are required to attend the Monday, May 17, orientation program and one field trip TBA. Professors Maria Savasta-Kennedy and Rina Lyubkin.

LAW 557 Deposition Skills (2)

This experiential 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. Special issues relating to remote depositions and expert witness depositions will also be covered. The relevant rules of civil procedure and professional responsibility will be discussed, but the focus of the course is on developing the relevant lawyering skills.
This is a performance-based course that will take place during two intensive weekend sessions. A Friday afternoon lecture will provide an overview of the techniques to be used. All day-sessions on Saturday and Sunday will be devoted to simulation performance and critique with students alternating between the roles of witness, examiner, and defender. Professor Joe Kennedy.

Second Session, 2021

No course offerings.