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  • History | SLU LAW
    at the University A 3 000 volume library was housed on the third By 1911 the Institute of Law had outgrown its original facilities and a large house at 3642 Lindell was purchased In 1912 an addition to the rear of the residence was constructed to house a large auditorium on the first floor The library three classrooms and a practice courtroom occupied the second floor This building with numerous subsequent alterations was the home of the law school for nearly 70 years In 1922 the old residence at the front of the law school was torn down and replaced by a building of modified Tudor Gothic architecture more in keeping with the rest of the University The new building contained office space a student lounge several classrooms and a large courtroom The space this made available allowed for an expansion of the library now numbering over 10 000 volumes in the rear of the building The fourth floor held five rooms which until 1928 were used to house students from out of town in exchange for housing the students worked as library assistants and did custodial work From 1928 to 1938 the fourth floor was the home of WEW the Midwest s first radio station In 1933 the law school began a series of radio lectures by law students on topics of current legal interest The need for a new law school building was apparent as early as 1955 by 1963 the library was overflowing with more than 60 000 volumes In 1966 the University purchased the lot at the southwest corner of Lindell and Spring and began a building campaign that culminated in the dedication of the Omer Poos Law Library building in 1973 The design planned for the addition of a new law school building attached to the Law Library The four story Morrissey Hall was dedicated in 1980 The Vincent C Immel Atrium The Vincent C Immel Atrium was part of a renovation and building expansion that began in the summer of 1996 The project restored Queen s Daughters Hall and linked it to Morrissey Hall by way of the new connector building The additions and restoration to the School of Law were dedicated in 1998 The atrium served as the main entrance to the School of Law and functioned as a lively open student lounge overlooking the clock tower in the John E Connelly Plaza and Mall Read more about the history of Morrissey Hall and the School of Law in Saint Louis Brief Scott Hall In January 2012 SLU President Father Lawrence Biondi S J announced plans to move the School of Law to a larger free standing facility two and a half miles from the law school s existing location on the main University campus The building is located next door to the Civil Courts a block away from the criminal courts and City Hall and three blocks away from the Thomas F Eagleton U S Courthouse home of U S Court of

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  • Business Transactional Law | SLU LAW
    Students Prospective Students Student Organizations Student Life SLU Zone Planet Sub Papa John s Mississippi Mud Coffee Medina Flamingo Bowl Drunken Fish Caruso s Deli Bella s Frozen Yogurt Cafe Smoothie King Home Academics Concentrations Business Transactional Law Business Transactional Law The Business Transactional Law concentration offers students the opportunity to concentrate their studies on the legal and practical issues that arise in business oriented transactional practice of law Basic courses in Business Associations and Taxation underlie any advanced study of business transactions and are required courses for the concentration Real Estate Transactions is recommended but not required for the concentration Students must complete a minimum of 12 elective hours of advanced taxation and business courses With advanced planning full time students should be able to complete the concentration requirements without additional time or credit hours beyond what is required for the JD program Part time students may also be able to earn the concentration with advanced planning but may need the ability to take an occasional course offered before 6pm The Faculty Advisor for the Business Transactional Concentration is Ann Scarlett Concentration Requirements 1 Advanced Taxation Courses between 3 and 8 credit hours such as Corporate Taxation International Taxation Partnership Taxation Seminars in Taxation Fiduciary Taxation Estate Planning and Income Taxation of Trusts Estates do not satisfy this requirement 2 Advanced Business Courses Capstone Skills Integration Course between 4 and 9 credit hours of the 12 total required hours The remainder of the 12 hour concentration requirement between 4 and 9 credit hours must consist of course work in transactionally oriented business law courses negotiations skills courses or appropriate seminars One course that integrates transactional drafting skills will serve as the Capstone Courses which fulfill this requirement include but are not limited to Advanced Commercial and Business Transactions Practice

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  • Civil Litigation Skills | SLU LAW
    Downloads Press Releases Information Technology Services Legal Clinics Student Services Financial Services Student Organizations Disability Services Multicultural Affairs and Outreach Contact Us Vincent C Immel Law Library FACULTY STAFF Faculty Adjunct Faculty Emeritus Faculty Full time Faculty Library Faculty Staff Faculty and Staff Resources STUDENTS Current Students Prospective Students Student Organizations Student Life SLU Zone Planet Sub Papa John s Mississippi Mud Coffee Medina Flamingo Bowl Drunken Fish Caruso s Deli Bella s Frozen Yogurt Cafe Smoothie King Home Academics Concentrations Civil Litigation Skills Civil Litigation Skills The Concentration in Civil Litigation Skills allows students to demonstrate in addition to basic knowledge of substantive legal doctrine completion of coursework focusing on traditional litigation skills and participation in a clinical experience while in law school Full time students should able to complete the concentration requirements within the existing scheduling schema Part time students who are able to take an occasional day afternoon course and fulfill the clinical requirements will also be able to complete the concentration Concentration Requirements Substantive Courses 1 Evidence 2 Remedies or Federal Courts Simulated Professional Skills Courses 1 Moot Court I 2 Trial Advocacy I 3 Civil Practice or Pre Trial Civil Drafting satisfies written component for concentration Capstone Clinical Experience one of below combinations 1 Civil Advocacy Clinic I Civil Advocacy Litigation Based OR 2 Externship Clinic I Lawyering Practice Litigation Based OR 3 Judicial Process Externship Judicial Ethics Court Procedure OR 4 Mediation Clinic Applied Mediation Skills Electives 2 courses of at least 3 total credit hours 1 Advanced Legal Research 2 Alternative Dispute Resolution 3 Civil Rights Law 4 Client Counseling 5 Conflict of Laws 6 Domestic Relations Practice 7 Electronic Discovery 8 Jury Instructions 9 Moot Court II 10 Negotiations 11 Trial Advocacy II 12 Sem Psychology in the Courtroom 13 Professor Ammann

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  • Criminal Litigation Skills | SLU LAW
    Request Style Guide Logo Downloads Press Releases Information Technology Services Legal Clinics Student Services Financial Services Student Organizations Disability Services Multicultural Affairs and Outreach Contact Us Vincent C Immel Law Library FACULTY STAFF Faculty Adjunct Faculty Emeritus Faculty Full time Faculty Library Faculty Staff Faculty and Staff Resources STUDENTS Current Students Prospective Students Student Organizations Student Life SLU Zone Planet Sub Papa John s Mississippi Mud Coffee Medina Flamingo Bowl Drunken Fish Caruso s Deli Bella s Frozen Yogurt Cafe Smoothie King Home Academics Concentrations Criminal Litigation Skills Criminal Litigation Skills The Concentration in Criminal Litigation Skills provides students an opportunity to develop the skills and relationships necessary in the fields of criminal defense and prosecution Full time students should be able to complete the concentration requirements within the existing scheduling schema Part time students who are able to take an occasional day afternoon course and fulfill the clinical requirements will also be able to complete the concentration Concentration Requirements Criminal Procedure courses 1 Criminal Procedure Investigation 2 Criminal Procedure Adjudication Evidence and Trial Advocacy courses 1 Evidence 2 Trial Advocacy I 3 Trial Advocacy II Writing Component Students must complete a two 2 credit hour paper exploring some aspect of the criminal justice system This requirement can be satisfied by successfully completing a seminar paper a journal note or a directed research project approved by Professor McGraugh Some of the seminars in which students have completed a paper include but are not limited to the following Death Penalty White Collar Crime Critical Race Theory Psychology and the Courtroom Capstone Criminal Defense Advocacy Clinic Criminal Defense Clinic I and Criminal Defense Advocacy Course or Externship placement at Prosecutor s office and Companion Course or Equivalent clerkship experience at a public criminal justice agency with permission of Professor McGraugh and verification

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  • Employment Law | SLU LAW
    a representative of management individual employees and unions This concentration also provides a base for practice in governmental positions such as with the National Labor Relations Board the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Human Rights Commission of a state or local government It is also beneficial in the practice of corporate law and in representing other institutional clients such as in health care industries or in higher education Significant increases in the number of employment discrimination cases filed have made this area an important component of any litigation department A wide range of opportunities for employment exists in this field Requirements for the Concentration in Employment Law Since 1987 the Wefel Center for Employment Law has offered students the opportunity to achieve a Concentration in Employment Law while pursuing the J D degree To obtain the concentration students must complete 11 hours of approved coursework and write a publishable paper on an employment law topic in addition to meeting the requirements of the J D degree Students pursuing the concentration are required to take and pass with a grade of C or higher either Labor Law or Employment Law students are strongly encouraged to take this foundational class in their second year but can otherwise choose from approved employment law classes These choices can include directed research projects to focus studies in the areas of employment law which are of most interest For detailed information about the Concentration program students are encouraged to contact Professor Marcia McCormick Director of the Wefel Center for Employment Law Room 954 phone 977 4263 email mmccor20 slu edu Of course students who are not interested in the Concentration are encouraged to enroll in the Labor and Employment Law courses of their choice Specific Courses Alternative Dispute Resolution 2 Disability Law 3 Employment Discrimination

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  • Health Law | SLU LAW
    Register for the Health Law Concentration A student who wishes to pursue the Concentration in Health Law Program must complete an application available online or get a from Cheryl Cooper in room 158 Students should register as soon as they decide to pursue the Concentration Students are encouraged to apply as early as their first year of legal studies In no event will a student be permitted to register for the Concentration in the last semester of law school 2 Ten credit hours of designated health law courses Concentration students must take and obtain a grade of C or better in a minimum of ten credit hours in designated health law courses Please note that although a grade of C is possible beginning the fall of 07 08 it is by definition indicative of unacceptable progress in a given subject and will not be accepted as counting toward the Concentration Courses and seminars which may be used to satisfy this requirement are updated during each registration period for the following semester 3 Practical experience Concentration students must gain supervised experience in a health law practice setting Students may satisfy this requirement by enrolling in the School s Legal Clinics or Externship Program generally during the 3rd year of full time study or 4th year of part time or dual degree study In special circumstances students may satisfy this requirement by establishing with the guidance of a faculty member a non credit externship in a practice setting or by submitting evidence of completion of substantial part time or summer employment in a health law setting including significant research and drafting related to health care law Non credit externships and part time summer employment require at least 115 hours of work on health law issues under the supervision of a licensed attorney

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  • Intellectual Property Law | SLU LAW
    attending the full time program will be able to complete the concentration requirements within the existing scheduling schema Part time students may also be able to earn the concentration with advanced planning but may need the ability to take an occasional course offered before 6pm Concentration Requirements 1 Intellectual Property Survey Course As a basic course in intellectual property law Intellectual Property Survey underlies any advanced study of the field each student who qualifies for the concentration will complete this course in fulfillment of the concentration requirements With the permission of the concentration advisor a student may fulfill this requirement by completing all three core courses 2 Intellectual Property Core Course Students will select at least one 1 of the following core Intellectual Property Law courses Copyright Patent Law Trademark and Unfair Competition or Seminar Trademark Note students may not take both of these courses 3 Electives Students will complete at least 4 additional credit hours of intellectual property courses The courses below are examples of courses offered recently or currently that would fulfill this requirement Courses with also satisfy the Practice Requirement courses with also satisfy the Writing Requirement Note While the core courses are also listed below taking a single core course will not count as a both a core and an elective however additional core courses will count as electives Anatomy of a Patent Copyright International Business Transactions Patent Law Sports Law Trademark and Unfair Competition Seminar Copyright and New Media Seminar Law and the Regulation of Science Seminar Trademark Additional courses and seminars may meet the elective requirement with approval of the program adviser 4 Writing Requirement Students seeking the Concentration must complete at least one course with a significant scholarly writing requirement related to an area of Intellectual Property Law In addition to the electives

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  • International and Comparative Law | SLU LAW
    Students Student Organizations Student Life SLU Zone Planet Sub Papa John s Mississippi Mud Coffee Medina Flamingo Bowl Drunken Fish Caruso s Deli Bella s Frozen Yogurt Cafe Smoothie King Home Academics Concentrations International and Comparative Law International and Comparative Law Each Concentration student must complete at least 10 credits of coursework in international and comparative law 3 of those credits must include the Law School s International Law course Each Concentration student must also complete a substantial research paper on an international or comparative law topic Students may earn up to 6 credits from SLU LAW s Summer Program in Madrid that will count toward the Concentration s 10 credits of coursework requirement Completion of one of the Center s semester abroad programs in France Ireland or Switzerland and the 3 credit International Law course will completely satisfy the Concentration requirements Availability of these programs is limited Please refer to the Study Abroad page on the website for further information and requirements Please Note Directed research projects and seminar papers that fulfill the substantial writing requirement must be approved in advance If the paper is written for a seminar or class offered through the Center that faculty member will review the paper for the writing requirement If the paper is written for a class outside of the Center the topic must be pre approved and subsequently reviewed by a member of the CICL faculty with that area of expertise Each student planning to obtain the Concentration must complete the application for a Concentration in International and Comparative Law and return it to Assistant Director Ira Herenda Trako in room 937 International and Comparative Law Courses Admiralty Anthropology of Law Civil and Political Rights of Immigrants Competition Based Advocacy Moot Court Jessup Moot Court Conflict of Laws European Human Rights

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