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  • Academics | School of Law | SIU
    environment All students have a uniform first year curriculum A broad range of courses are offered in the second and third years SIU Law is at the forefront of legal education in providing a Writing Across the Curriculum program Our students acquire strong legal writing skills by practicing those skills in all courses and receiving substantial constructive critiques of their work throughout the three year curriculum It s just one of the ways we help our students turn theory into the practical skills that help them succeed in practice Degree Programs Find information here about the SIU School of Law Juris Doctor JD degree Learn also about Joint Degree Programs and JD Specializations that allow students to earn a transcript notation and certificate acknowledging their completion of a specially designed course of study in a particular area of law practice specialization Curriculum Find course descriptions a check sheet of required courses list of concentrations information about the grading system and a link to Saluki Net for registration purposes Clinics Learn more about how you can earn academic credit while serving residents in a 13 county area in southern Illinois Our legal clinics offer students the opportunity to work closely with clinical faculty while representing clients in one of three clinical programs Civil Practice Elderly Domestic Violence and Juvenile Justice Centers Programs Field Experiences Journals Semester Information Find information here about the current and future semesters including semester class schedules and calendars final examination schedules a list of courses offered and extended course descriptions syllabi for all courses textbooks to be used for each class and for past semesters the Dean s List and Grade Distribution Rules Honor Code Find the text of School of Law Rules including a complete PDF version of the Rules and excerpts covering grades academic standing

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  • Degree Programs | School of Law | SIU
    Deans Faculty Administrative Professional Staff Civil Service Staff Alumni Law Library Give to the School Info for Future Students Current Students Alumni Friends Employers Academics Breadcrumb Navigation Home Academics Degree Programs Share this page Degree Programs JD Program The Juris Doctor JD degree is a post baccalaureate program designed for those who wish to practice law Traditionally the 90 credit hour program takes three years to complete Students who enroll in two continuous summer sessions may be eligible to graduate in two and one half years This program is a full time day time program with fall admission only This program is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools Joint Degree Programs Students begin a joint degree program upon the successful completion of their first year of law school Admission to a joint degree program is subject to the approval of the Associate Dean of the School of Law and the program representative in the non law department Students must gain admission to both programs Specializations Students enrolled in the JD Program can pursue a specially designed course of study in a particular area of law practice specialization Students

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  • Curriculum | School of Law | SIU
    fact gathering tool c counseling and the lawyer s role in the decision making process and as advisor and d ethical problems raised in the interviewing and counseling settings Graded S U Instructors Valery Behan Sarah Taylor Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 543 3 Conflict of Laws LAW 543 Conflict of Laws 3 Credit Hours This course covers traditional and modern approaches to choosing the applicable state law in a civil lawsuit federal constitutional limits on such choices choice of law in federal court proceedings choice of law and forum selection clauses recognition of judgments and application of federal law in the international context Instructors Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 509 4 Constitutional Law LAW 509 Constitutional Law 4 Credit Hours This course surveys the law principles and policies of government structure and individual rights under the United States Constitution Topics covered include the distribution of power between the federal and state governments the powers allocated to the President Congress and the federal courts and the rights secured by the Fourteenth Amendment Instructors Cindy Buys Steve Macias Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 519 2 or 3 Constitutional Law Advanced Topics LAW 519 Constitutional Law Advanced Topics 2 or 3 Credit Hours An in depth study of selected topics arising under the United States Constitution Prerequisite Law 509 Constitutional Law Instructors Steve Macias Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 584 2 or 3 Consumer Protection LAW 584 Consumer Protection 2 or 3 Credit Hours This course considers some of the special protective legal mechanisms that have arisen at the federal and state levels in the context of consumer transactions The principal focus of the course is on practices in consumer transactions and on consumer credit regulation e g advertising disclosures discrimination usury collection practices Instructors Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 511 3 Contracts I LAW 511 Contracts I 3 Credit Hours The first of a two course sequence in contract law covering the concept scope and function of contract as an institution for ordering resources exchange and allocation in society The sequence will cover the legal techniques for the promotion and securing of expectations created by exchange of promises offer and acceptance problems of consideration interpretation condition assignments breach of contracts and remedies Changes in the basic contract law in respect to contracts involving sale of goods under the U C C will be noted and discussed in appropriate places Instructors Jennifer Camero William Drennan George Mocsary Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 512 3 Contracts II LAW 512 Contracts II 3 Credit Hours A continuation of Contracts I with the sequence covering the concept scope and function of contract as an institution for ordering resources exchange and allocation in society The sequence will cover the legal techniques for the promotion and securing of expectations created by exchange of promises offer and acceptance problems of consideration interpretation condition assignments breach of contracts and remedies Change in the basic contract law in respect to contracts involving sale of goods under the U C C will be noted and discussed in appropriate places Instructors Jennifer Camero William Drennan George Mocsary Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 562 3 Copyright Law LAW 562 Copyright Law 3 Credit Hours This course examines how authors musicians artists software developers web designers and others control the copying distribution sale and performance of their works through copyright law and related doctrines The course will cover the kinds of works that qualify for copyright protection the scope of rights granted to copyright owners and the special privileges that copyright law provides for the public including the fair use doctrine We will consider how copyright law shapes and is shaped by businesses and individuals who create music movies literature software and databases The course will particularly focus on copyright s response to technological change including current controversies such as the copying of digital music and the alteration and adaptation of movies by fans Instructors Mark Schultz Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 514 3 Corporate Taxation LAW 514 Corporate Taxation 3 Credit Hours Provides students with in depth exposure to federal income taxation of corporations and shareholders Areas explored are corporate formations distributions redemptions liquidations corporate income tax accumulated earnings tax personal holding company tax and affiliated corporations Cross listed with ACCT 543 Instructor Marc Morris Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 528 3 Corporations LAW 528 Corporations 3 Credit Hours This course covers problems associated with any kind of joint enterprise including selection and development of business forms the formation financing and management of closely held corporations disregard of the corporate entity control and management of the public corporation duties of officers and directors struggles for control of the corporation and transactions in shares of the corporation Suggested second year course Instructors Mark Brittingham Mike Koehler George Mocsary Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 516 3 Criminal Law LAW 516 Criminal Law 3 Credit Hours Substantive criminal law presents difficult questions concerning the relationship of the individual to the state the goals of the criminal law and how they may be achieved Therefore the course will study the general principles of criminal law with particular emphasis placed on homicide inchoate crimes e g attempts and conspiracy and defenses e g insanity Instructors Chris Behan Jennifer Brobst Lucian Dervan Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 594 3 Criminal Procedure Post Investigations LAW 594 Criminal Procedure Post Investigations 3 Credit Hours This course deals with how the federal and state constitutions and laws governing pre trial and trial procedure in criminal cases The course goes chronologically through the criminal case and covers right to counsel grand jury bail the decision to prosecute criminal pleading preliminary hearing joinder and severance speedy trial discovery guilty pleas jury procedure and double jeopardy Content and methods of course delivery and evaluation approved for provision by distance education Instructors Lucian Dervan William Schroeder Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 529 3 Criminal Procedure Pre Trial LAW 529 Criminal Procedure Pre Trial 3 Credit Hours The course focuses on the Fourth Amendment and on the self incrimination clause in the Fifth Amendment More specifically it deals with problems of search and seizure the exclusionary rule confessions and the Miranda Rule and lineups Content and methods of course delivery and evaluation approved for provision by distance education Instructors William Schroeder Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 609 1 to 3 Current Developments in American Law LAW 609 Current Developments in American Law 1 to 3 Credit Hours This course allows the School of Law to offer specialized courses in response to new developments and current legal trends The course is used by faculty to present specialized topics such as sentencing homeland security current issues in health law and election law that may be taught on an irregular basis It allows the School of Law to supplement its usual offerings in a new area without committing to a permanent course Instructors Valery Behan Shawn Grindstaff Twinette Johnson Heidi Ramos Mark Schultz Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 608 1 to 3 Current Developments in International Law LAW 608 Current Developments in International Law 1 to 3 Credit Hours This course will focus on current developments in International Law This course will likely cover different topics in international law such as international criminal law international environmental law international health law and international human rights law Instructors Cindy Buys Lucian Dervan Mark Schultz Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 600 3 Disability Law LAW 600 Disability Law 3 Credit Hours The Disability Law course surveys the diverse subject of the rights and anti discrimination protections afforded to persons with disabilities Among the areas covered are employment governmental programs and services public accommodations by private providers educations housing and health care The course will emphasize federal law with particular attention on the Americans with Disabilities Act Instructors Cheryl Anderson Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 674 1 to 6 Domestic Violence Clinic LAW 674 Domestic Violence Clinic 1 to 6 Credit Hours Students represent victims of domestic violence Working under supervision of an attorney students practice legal skills such as client interviewing court representation legal drafting etc Students learn about the Illinois Domestic Violence Act and its enforcement Prerequisite Completion of first year of law study Students who wish to be 711 eligible must have completed 54 hours and be in good academic standing Graded S S S U Instructors Gail Thomas Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 575 3 to 4 Electronic Discovery LAW 575 Electronic Discovery 3 to 4 Credit Hours This course analyzes legal and technological issues surrounding the discovery of electronically stored information ESI in litigation The course would be structured to follow the Electronic Discovery Reference Model examining topics including information governance identification preservation collection processing review analysis production and presentation of ESI The course is intended to provide students with both an understanding of the technology e g what a load file is and the evolving legal standards addressing e g what ESI litigants have to preserve It is intended to be useful to future litigators as well as those who seek to advise businesses and other parties that must anticipate litigation Instructor Andy Pardieck Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 620 3 Employment Discrimination LAW 620 Employment Discrimination 3 Credit Hours Study of employment discrimination laws relating to race color religion sex and national origin analysis of models of employment discrimination use of statistical methodology and burden of proof sexual harassment and affirmative action issues review of claims of employment discrimination arising under Age Discrimination in Employment Act Equal Pay Act Civil Rights Acts and Americans with Disabilities Act Instructors Cheryl Anderson Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 622 3 Employment Law LAW 622 Employment Law 3 Credit Hours This course surveys the laws regulating the employer employee relationship in non unionized workplaces Each stage in the employment relationship is considered with an emphasis on both common law and statutory provisions Some specific topics include the employment at will doctrine privacy issues in the workplace wage and hour laws regulation of employee benefits and in introduction to anti discrimination law Instructors Cheryl Anderson Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 548 3 Environmental Law LAW 548 Environmental Law 3 Credit Hours This course is an overview of the key environmental statutes and theoretical foundations for environmental regulation It considers the Clean Air Act the Clean Water Act hazardous waste laws and natural resource conservation laws It also addresses mechanisms used by legislatures and agencies to protect the environment as well as the relationships between states industries environmental groups federal agencies Congress and the courts Instructors Patricia McCubbin Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 536 4 Evidence LAW 536 Evidence 4 Credit Hours A survey of the rules and underlying theories governing the admission exclusion and sufficiency of evidence in court proceedings emphasizing the Federal Rules of Evidence Specific topics include witness competency relevance credibility hearsay confrontation clause issues privileges expert witnesses and real and demonstrative evidence Includes rules concerning trial structure examination of witnesses and substitutes for evidence Instructors Chris Behan Mark Brittingham William Schroeder Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 540 3 Family Law LAW 540 Family Law 3 Credit Hours A study of the relationship between the state and the family including procedures for marrying legal relationships within an on going family alternative forms of families and problems in the dissolution of the family Special emphasis is placed on problems of child support adoption and divorce particularly child custody and property settlement agreements Instructors James Hopkins Angela Upchurch Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 546 3 Federal Business Taxation LAW 546 Federal Business Taxation 3 Credit Hours This course surveys federal income taxation of corporations partnerships and limited liability companies Topics include taxation of business operations and distributions from a business entity to its owners and consequences of contributing property to a business entity Emphasizes problems faced by general practitioners such as choice of business entity and transfers of cash or property between a business and its owners Instructors William Drennan Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 534 2 or 3 Federal Courts LAW 534 Federal Courts 2 or 3 Credit Hours This course covers the subject matter jurisdiction of the federal court system Topics include judicial power over cases and controversies cases arising under the Constitution and laws of the United States diversity of citizenship removal jurisdiction and procedure venue jurisdiction to determine jurisdiction conflicts between state and federal judicial systems federal common law and appellate jurisdiction Instructors Keith Beyler Ed Dawson Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 525 3 or 4 Federal Income Taxation LAW 525 Federal Income Taxation 3 or 4 Credit Hours This course considers the federal income taxation of individuals Topics include increases in wealth that are taxed and that are not expenses that can be deducted and those that cannot Emphasis is placed on income tax problems faced by general practitioners such as taxation of settlements and damage awards deductibility of attorney fees tax consequences of sales and exchanges and tax aspects of divorce Instructors William Drennan Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 601 2 or 3 First Amendment Rights LAW 601 First Amendment Rights 2 or 3 Credit Hours This course surveys the law principles and policy underlying the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech freedom of the press and religious liberty Topics covered include contentbased regulations of speech commercial speech government interference with the media and the press freedom of association the free exercise of religion and the prohibition on laws respecting establishment of religion Instructors Steve Macias Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 624 2 or 3 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act LAW 624 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2 or 3 Credit Hours This course will be an in depth study of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act its FCPA enforcement FCPA compliance and related issues The FCPA is an important law governing certain business relationships in foreign markets and is currently a top enforcement priority of the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission Students will dissect the new era and in doing so will confront the FCPA statutory text legislative history judicial decisions enforcement agency guidance and resolved FCPA enforcement actions Instructor Mike Koehler Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 662 3 Health Care Legislation LAW 662 Health Care Legislation 3 Credit Hours Focuses on making of health policy through federal and state legislative and administrative process Students research and develop a legislative proposal and then undertake efforts to have it introduced in the Illinois General Assembly Designed for senior writing credit Prerequisite or Co requisite One from Law 597 Medical Malpractice Law Law 598 BioEthics and the Law Law 596 Health Policy Law or Law 668 Public Health Law Instructors W Eugene Basanta Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 596 3 Health Policy Law LAW 596 Health Policy Law 3 Credit Hours This course explores the health care system its basic institutions and the policy issues confronting the system as well as the law s role in shaping the system and in implementing policy choices Special emphasis is placed on issues of health care access quality and costs Instructors Jennifer Brobst Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 593 3 Immigration Law LAW 593 Immigration Law 3 Credit Hours This course familiarizes students with bases upon which U S admits and removes non U S citizens from the country pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act It covers roles and powers of the different branches of government in the development of immigration law policy Topics include the constitutional rights of noncitizens family and employment sponsored immigration bases for exclusion and removal asylum and citizenship Instructors Cindy Buys Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 593C 1 Immigration Law Practice Experience LAW 593C Immigration Law Practice Experience 1 Credit Hours This course offers one hour of S U credit for experiential learning for up to three immigration law students per semester Student s will assist with the Immigration Detention Project and other immigration law related activities including conducting research arranging translators giving presentations grant writing and reporting and other tasks Prerequisite or Co requisite Law 593 Immigration Law Graded S U Instructors Cindy Buys Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 595 1 to 6 Independent Research and Writing LAW 595 Independent Research and Writing 1 to 6 Credit Hours This course requires the student to prepare a research paper of publishable quality on a topic selected under the direction of a faculty advisor It is restricted to students who have completed at least three semesters it does not fulfill the senior writing requirement Law 595 counts against the otherwise available six hours of Graduate School courses toward the 90 hours for the J D Mandatory minimum cumulative GPA required 2 6 maximum 6 credit hours per degree Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 556 2 or 3 Insurance Law LAW 556 Insurance Law 2 or 3 Credit Hours A survey of the law relative to insurance contracts and the rights conferred on the insured the insurer and third parties Topics include powers of insurance intermediaries the insurable interest doctrine warranties representations and concealment waiver election and estoppel coverage and exclusions payment of loss subrogation rights of insurance beneficiaries and government regulation of the insurance industry Instructors Christine Chance Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 630 3 Intellectual Property LAW 630 Intellectual Property 3 Credit Hours This course surveys federal and state laws that protect intellectual property in particular copyrights patents and trademarks It also may address other rights such as trade secrets and rights of publicity The course is intended to provide a background for non specialists while establishing a foundation for those who wish to explore the field further Instructors Ryan Holte Mark Schultz Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 633 3 Intellectual Property and Commercialization LAW 633 Intellectual Property and Commercialization 3 Credit Hours Course teaches substance practice of commercializing products of scientific technical research Provides a basic understanding of intellectual property laws in the commercialization context how those laws are applied in various fields of technology Will learn how to value intangible assets taking into account their commercial potential legal status Course will consider the legal business issues surrounding marketing of products of research Will prepare negotiate license agreements Will analyze legal business issues surrounding whether how to enforce intellectual property rights Content methods of course delivery evaluation has been approved for provision by distance education Cross listed with BA 537 Instructors Robert Patino Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 559 3 International Business Transactions LAW 559 International Business Transactions 3 Credit Hours This course is designed to introduce students to international law as it relates to private business transactions It covers the international sale and purchase of goods national and international regulation of international business transactions including trade licensing and investment and resolution of international business disputes The course introduces students to negotiation and drafting of international business agreements Instructors Cindy Buys Mike Koehler Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 606 3 International Criminal Law LAW 606 International Criminal Law 3 Credit Hours This course will examine international criminal law in particular substantive crimes tribunals for prosecution and domestic and international jurisdiction over offenses The course goal is for students to develop an understanding of the issues involved in balancing the prosecution of international crimes with the interests of state sovereignty and the primacy of domestic criminal law Prerequisite Law 516 Criminal Law Instructors Chris Behan Lucian Dervan Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 558 3 International Law LAW 558 International Law 3 Credit Hours This course introduces students to the rules and processes governing relations between states and between private parties located in different states in the international system Subjects include the rules and sources of international law how international law is made implemented and enforced the interaction between international law and U S law international and nongovernmental organizations and international dispute resolutions Instructors Cindy Buys Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 498 3 Introduction to American Law and Legal System LAW 498 Introduction to American Law and Legal System 3 Credit Hours This course is designed as an introduction to the law and legal system of the United States for students enrolled in the Master of Legal Studies M L S program and for students enrolled in the LL M program who received their legal training in a non common law country The course introduces the basic organization of the legal system basic legal concepts the common law and the case method of studying the common law statutory law and legal synthesis INSTRUCTOR Julie Thompson Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 517A 4 Introduction to Commercial Law LAW 517A Introduction to Commercial Law 4 Credit Hours An overview of basic principles of commercial law including sales and leases of goods negotiable instruments checks credit and debit cards letters of credit and secured transactions Instructors Mark Brittingham Jennifer Camero Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 539 3 Introduction to Transactional Skills LAW 539 Introduction to Transactional Skills 3 Credit Hours This course focuses on developing the following skills problem solving interviewing and counseling negotiation drafting and organization and management of legal work Instructors Jennifer Camero Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 572 1 to 2 Journal of Legal Medicine LAW 572 Journal of Legal Medicine 1 to 2 Credit Hours Journal of Legal Medicine participation Individual research on a special topic or problem selected in consultation with a member of the Faculty Writing and other editorial work may with the approval of the Faculty Advisor entitle a student to one or more hours in Journal of Legal Medicine A cumulative GPA of 2 6 2 45 for students that matriculated prior to June 9 2008 is required Graded S U maximum 6 credit hours per degree Instructors W Eugene Basanta Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 672 2 to 6 Judicial Externship LAW 672 Judicial Externship 2 to 6 Credit Hours Students serve as student law clerks for judges in locations approved by the professor Student clerks observe court proceedings do research and writing and take part in all or most activities in Judge s chambers Prerequisite Completion of first year of law study and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2 6 2 45 for students who matriculated at the School of Law prior to June 9 2008 provided however that students with a grade point average below 2 6 may be enrolled with the approval of the Faculty Supervisor after the Faculty Supervisor has consulted with the student and the proposed judicial supervision to determine if the placement would be appropriate Graded S S S U Instructors Alice Noble Allgire Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 557 2 or 3 Jurisprudence LAW 557 Jurisprudence 2 or 3 Credit Hours Survey of the different schools of legal philosophy and jurisprudence natural law moral law etc Instructors Valerie Munson Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 677 1 to 6 Juvenile Justice Clinic LAW 677 Juvenile Justice Clinic 1 to 6 Credit Hours Working under the supervision of a faculty member attorney who is appointed by the circuit court as Guardian ad Litem in juvenile abuse neglect or dependency cases students will practice legal skills such as client interviewing interviewing of professional juvenile service providers court representation legal drafting etc Students learn about the Illinois Juvenile Courts Act and its enforcement as well as the role the Guardian ad Litem plays in the Juvenile Court system Prerequisite Completion of first year of law study Students who wish to be 711 eligible must have completed 54 hours and be in good academic standing Graded S S S U Instructors Joanna Wells Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 553 3 Labor Law LAW 553 Labor Law 3 Credit Hours Study of historical common law principles of labor law the National Labor Relations Act and the operation of the National Labor Relations Board analysis of representation and unfair labor practice procedures and conduct constituting unfair labor practices including union related discrimination picketing strikes and boycott activity review of principles relating to the enforcement of collective bargaining agreements labor arbitration labor anti trust issues and individual rights in the labor setting Instructors Cheryl Anderson Mark Brittingham Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 579 3 Land Use Planning LAW 579 Land Use Planning 3 Credit Hours The course builds upon the study of private law devices of land use planning studied in the firstyear property course nuisances easements and restrictive covenants The primary focus of the course will be on public regulatory activities relating to the use of land Among the topics analyzed are subdivision control comprehensive planning zoning and historic preservation Instructors Check Class Schedule for Availability Law 629 2 or 3 Law and the Arts Law 629 Law and the Arts 2 or 3 Credit Hours This course explores the intersection of the law and the arts including how the law defines art how the law protects art and how the law encourages art Most of the focus will be on the visual arts but some cases and many examples will show how the concepts translate to the performing arts The topics covered may include fakes and forgeries stolen art adverse possession of art art auctions museum trusts free speech copyright artists moral rights and the government grants process There will be a required field trip to the University Museum s archives and a written final exam Instructor Sue Liemer Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 573 1 to 2 Law Journal LAW 573 Law Journal 1 to 2 Credit Hours Journal participation A cumulative GPA of 2 6 2 45 for students that matriculated prior to June 9 2008 is required Graded S U maximum 6 credit hours per degree Instructors Frank Houdek Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 587 2 or 3 Law Practice Management LAW 587 Law Practice Management 2 or 3 Credit Hours An examination of issues related to the operation of a law practice The student will gain an understanding of the practical aspects of the business of running a law practice Particular emphasis will be placed on the organization of a law practice business planning law firm financial matters employee management client relations insurance and marketing Instructors John Erbes Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 503A 3 Lawyering Skills I LAW 503A Lawyering Skills I 3 Credit Hours Taught in small sections this course provides instruction and practice in legal research legal analysis and legal writing The focus is on objective legal writing and basic legal research sources This course also introduces students to client interviewing skills and to relevant ethical principles that may arise when representing a client Instructors Alicia Jones Sue Liemer Doug Lind Melissa Marlow Valerie Munson Sheila Simon Nancy Strohmeyer Nolan Wright Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 504A 3 Lawyering Skills II LAW 504A Lawyering Skills II 3 Credit Hours This course continues the development of the research analysis and writing skills practiced in Lawyering Skills I The focus shifts to persuasive legal writing and more complex legal research sources Students are also introduced to negotiation oral advocacy and client counseling skills Instructors Alicia Jones Sue Liemer Doug Lind Melissa Marlow Valerie Munson Nancy Strohmeyer Nolan Wright Twinette Johnson Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 602 1 to 3 Legal Globalization and Comparative Law LAW 602 Legal Globalization and Comparative Law 1 to 3 Credit Hours This course will introduce students to the phenomenon of globalization and its impact on cultures and legal systems using different countries and topics of examination as case studies Students will learn about a particular country and a specific legal topic This might include examination of a country s history legal systems culture and languages Students will travel to the country of examination with their instructor typically for a period of one week to continue their studies Activities in the country of destination might include service learning and other experiential learning opportunities lectures from foreign academics business leaders governmental officials and attorneys and visits to legal institutions Instructors Cindy Buys Lucian Dervan Cindy Fountaine Patricia McCubbin Mark Schultz Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 580 3 Legal Profession LAW 580 Legal Profession 3 Credit Hours This course covers the ethical responsibility of lawyers Topics include attorney confidentiality communication between attorney and client conflicts of interest attorney fees ethics in advocacy and attorney advertising and solicitation The course also covers attorney client privilege malpractice attorney liability to third parties judicial ethics and disqualification and admission to the bar Instructors Mark Brittingham Jennifer Brobst John Erbes Cindy Fountaine Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 499A 3 Legal Research Writing for Non Lawyers I LAW 499A Legal Research Writing for Non Lawyers I 3 Credit Hours Law 499A is an introduction to legal research and writing specifically designed for MLS students and for LLM students who are foreign trained in the law Successful completion of the course is a required part of the MLS curriculum Students learn how to critically read legal materials how to summarize their findings brief cases become familiar with basic legal resources how to conduct basic legal research and how to write memoranda etc which rely on legal materials Content and methods of course delivery and evaluation approved for provision by distance education INSTRUCTOR Julie Thompson Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 499B 3 Legal Research Writing for Non Lawyers II LAW 499B Legal Research Writing for Non Lawyers II 3 Credit Hours Law 499B is a continuation of Law 499A and is highly recommended for MLS students Students learn more advanced research and writing skills These skills are designed to allow the non lawyer professional to conduct policy and legal research in a non legal environment using relatively low cost resources Regulatory and administrative materials are a focus of enhanced skill development in legal research Additionally students are introduced to basic written advocacy and policy Content and methods of course delivery and evaluation approved for provision by distance education INSTRUCTOR Julie Thompson Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 513A 3 Legislative and Administrative Process LAW 513A Legislative and Administrative Process 3 Credit Hours This course in the second semester of the freshman year will introduce students to the basic principles of separation of powers legislative authority statutory interpretation and administrative law Instructors Ed Dawson Steve Macias Check Class Schedule for Availability Law 589 2 or 3 Mediation Skills Law 589 Mediation Skills 2 or 3 Credit Hours This course will cover theories and techniques used in mediation from the perspective of the mediator using readings discussions and simulation exercises designed to illustrate theories and techniques of mediation Skills developed will include passive and active listening questioning problem solving maintaining neutrality persuasion negotiation and professional judgment There will be guest speakers who will discuss their experiences with mediation There will also be writing assignments related to topics discussed in class and opportunities to observe and analyze mediations Further throughout the course we will discuss the ethical issues that often face mediators Graded S U Instructors Sarah Taylor Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 597C 1 Medical Malpractice Clinical Rotation LAW 597C Medical Malpractice Clinical Rotation 1 Credit Hours This course includes discussion of standards of care statutes of limitations informed consent and defenses Eight to twelve students concurrently enrolled in Law 597 Medical Malpractice Law can earn a fourth hour of course credit for a clinical rotation with residents of the School of Medicine Law 597C is restricted to eight determined at first class meeting Availability to be determined by instructor Co requisite Law 597 Medical Malpractice Law Graded S U Instructors Marsha Ryan Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 597 3 Medical Malpractice Law LAW 597 Medical Malpractice Law 3 Credit Hours Includes discussion of standards of care statutes of limitations informed consent and defenses Content and methods of course delivery and evaluation approved for provision by distance education Instructors Michele Mekel Marsha Ryan Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 552 2 or 3 Mental Health Law LAW 552 Mental Health Law 2 or 3 Credit Hours This course primarily examines three broad issues the mental health professional and the law the mental health system in the civil context and the metal health system in the criminal setting The course examines the legal and philosophical basis for a separate mental health system and the legal limitations upon that system In this regard the role of the professional mental health practitioner the role of the attorney in the mental health process legal rights of patients within the system and related problems are explored Instructors Jennifer Brobst Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 651 3 Natural Resources Law LAW 651 Natural Resources Law 3 Credit Hours The Natural Resource Law Course will explore aspects of the law relating to natural resources from an energy perspective The course will focus on coal as the principal source of energy used to produce electricity in the U S However other energy sources used to produce electricity will be discussed If time permits some aspects of regulation of the electrical industry will be discussed INSTRUCTOR Shawn Grindstaff Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 642 3 Negotiation LAW 642 Negotiation 3 Credit Hours This basic negotiation course has two goals The first is to introduce students to the theories terminology and research related to negotiation this goal is accomplished through study and classroom discussion of these topics The second is to help students develop actual negotiating skills this goal is accomplished by simulations actual negotiation and critical feedback Instructors Valery Behan Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 515 3 Partnership Taxation LAW 515 Partnership Taxation 3 Credit Hours Provides students with in depth exposure to federal income taxation of partnerships partners and related LLCs and owners Areas explored are the definition of a partnership acquisition of an interest basis of interest tax accounting for partnership subchapter S or LLC operation distributions termination sale or exchange of interest collapsible partnerships death or retirement and tax shelters Cross listed with ACCT 544 Instructor Marc Morris Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 563 3 Patent Law LAW 563 Patent Law 3 Credit Hours This is a course in the law regarding protection of rights to inventions It will consider in detail the nature of patentable subject matter and the requirements of utility novelty and nonobviousness It will also consider the process for securing patent rights including the patent prosecution process the requirements of disclosure and enablement the enforcement of patent rights considering issues of claim construction infringement including infringement under the doctrine of equivalents remedies and defenses It will consider the policies and economics underlying and justifying the patent law system Instructors Ryan Holte Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 521 3 Pre Trial Advocacy LAW 521 Pre Trial Advocacy 3 Credit Hours This course exposes students to the rules and techniques available for pre trial preparation of matters in litigation The course includes practical skills assignments in client interviewing taking and defending depositions drafting pleadings motions and written discovery as well as settlement negotiations Restricted enrollment usually 24 per section perhaps fewer during summer priority to seniors Prerequisite Law 535 Civil Procedure II Graded S U Instructors Jason Caraway James Hopkins Check Class Schedule for Availability Law 542 3 Privacy Law Law 542 Privacy Law 3 Credit Hours This course examines the law relating to informational privacy as it runs through many different practice areas including but not limited to tort law media law criminal law health law election law education law and the laws regulating the financial and credit industries Informational privacy the focus of this course differs from the decisional privacy cases studied in Constitutional Law Here the focus is on how the law regulates access to and dissemination of personal information whether by the government or a third party Instructors Steve Macias Check Class Schedule for Availability LAW 591 3 Products Liability LAW 591 Products Liability 3 Credit Hours

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  • Clinics | School of Law | SIU
    the School Info for Future Students Current Students Alumni Friends Employers Academics Breadcrumb Navigation Home Academics Clinics Share this page Clinics Our students begin to grow into their roles as expert communicators negotiators and advocates as participants in a variety of hands on learning opportunities including our award winning clinics Serving residents in a 13 county area in southern Illinois our legal clinics offer students the opportunity to work closely with clinical faculty while representing clients in a variety of cases Civil Practice Elderly The Elderly Clinic provides free legal service to persons sixty and over who live in the thirteen southernmost counties in Illinois Typical cases within the Elderly Clinic include drafting wills powers of attorney for health care and property and representing clients in guardianship proceedings Domestic Violence Students in the Domestic Violence Clinic represent victims of domestic violence in select counties in southern Illinois In a typical case the student interviews the victim conducts research prepares for trial and represents the victim in obtaining a court order of protection Juvenile Justice Students enrolled in the Juvenile Justice Clinic work with an experienced clinic attorney and perform legal services and duties to minors for whom the clinic attorney

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  • Centers & Programs | School of Law | SIU
    success SIU wants you to develop your academic skills as a law student and your professional skills as a lawyer To assist you we offer programs that extend from orientation through bar preparation We even offer bar prep support after you ve graduated Center for Health Law Policy The Health Law Program at the Southern Illinois University School of Law was developed in the early 1980s to advance education and research regarding critical issues in health law and public policy and medical ethics Intellectual Property Law SIU students and faculty are involved in a variety of intellectual property law courses and scholarly activities Students may earn a Specialization in IP Law and participate in the IP Semester in Practice Program International Law Program SIU students and faculty are involved in a number of international law related activities including a variety of international law courses study abroad opportunities an Asylum and Refugee Law moot court team an Immigration Detention Project and an active student run International Law Society ILS which hosts speakers and programs related to international law Lawyering Skills Program Because the law is changing rapidly and because the evidence is that the majority of lawyers will change jobs and career emphases over time today s law student needs both the skills and the knowledge necessary for lifelong learning and professional development SIU was at the forefront of standard setting and forward looking law schools which train students in a wide range of skills required for legal practice Moot Court Program SIU School of Law is highly regarded for our excellent moot court program All first year students participate in an oral advocacy intra school competition as part of their Lawyering Skills class Second and third year students can compete nationally in either the Appellate Advocacy division or Trial Advocacy

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  • Field Experiences | School of Law | SIU
    page Field Experiences Public Interest Externships Students who enroll in the Public Interest Externship will work in a publicly funded law office which provides public service type legal assistance These include state s attorney offices public defender offices legal service offices offices associated with a public university which have licensed attorneys on staff such as the SIU Legal Counsel SIU Student Attorney or the SIU Athletic Department Judicial Externships The Judicial Externship Clinic provides a unique opportunity for law students to learn about the legal system by working for a sitting judge While experiences vary from chambers to chambers most placements allow externs to hone their research and writing skills while learning how judges make decisions and observing a wide range of courtroom proceedings Semester in Practice Our Semester in Practice programs allow students to study away from the law school in Carbondale while earning a full semester s academic credit Each program combines a substantial externship opportunity with courses related to a particular field of study Illinois Innocence Project The Innocence Project reviews evidence and uses post conviction advanced forensic DNA testing Evidence is reviewed for eyewitness misidentification false confessions ineffective counsel unreliable forensic evidence and misconduct by prosecutors and police If a case is taken the services are provided for free Immigration Detention Project Several times each year SIU law students have the opportunity to volunteer to visit the Tri County Justice Detention Center in Ullin IL to meet with the immigration detainees being held there by Immigration and Customs Enforcement which is part of the U S Department of Homeland Security Bartylak Fellowship Program The Joseph R Bartylak Fellowship Program was created to assist students who accept nonpaying full time public interest summer internships following their first or second year of law school Pro Bono Requirement SIU

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  • Journals | School of Law | SIU
    Give to the School Info for Future Students Current Students Alumni Friends Employers Academics Breadcrumb Navigation Home Academics Journals Share this page Journals Southern Illinois University School of Law offers two law journals the Southern Illinois University Law Journal and the Journal of Legal Medicine The Southern Illinois University Law Journal is our general journal focusing on publishing the highest quality legal scholarship The Journal of Legal Medicine is a

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  • Semester Information | School of Law | SIU
    Academics Semester Information Share this page Semester Information COMBINED COURSE LIST FOR AY 2015 2016 SUMMER 2015 Calendar Schedule 2L and 3L List of Courses Offered Alphabetical Courses Offered via Distance Education Course Syllabi Courses Offered with Option of S U Grading Final Exam Schedule Textbook List Grade Distribution FALL 2015 Calendar Schedule 1L Schedule 2L and 3L List of Courses Offered Alphabetical Courses Offered via Distance Education Course Syllabi

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