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(FAMILY LAW - 1010)
2 credits
This course will examine practical aspects of matrimonial trial practice, pleadings, motion practice, examinations before trial, tax apects and equitable distribution.  Separation agreements, custody and adoptions will also be studied.  Grades are based upon the papers submitted and the skills demonstrated. Pre-requisite:  FAMILY LAW

3 credits
This intensive, interactive course first introduces students to an overview of mediation theories and practices, and then develops a coherent approach and the essential skills for effective client representation in mediation. The course will examine attorney responsibilities in advising clients about dispute resolution options, in preparing both the case and the client for mediation, in representing clients in the mediation session itself, and in drafting ADR clauses. The course will culminate in the students participating in a mock mediation. Students' final grade will be based on their demonstrated mastery of course material, judged by both required written submissions, quality of mediation representation skills demonstrated in the final mock mediation, and quality of seminar participation. Students are encouraged to take Alternative Dispute Resolution either prior to or concurrently with this course.

(HEALTH LAW - 1040)
2 credits
The first hour of each class is theory; the second development of an actual medical malpractice case. Through the semester the case will proceed from client initial interview to trial verdict. The class will be divided into plaintiffs' attorneys and defense attorneys. Weekly writing will include a retainer agreement, subpoenas, summonses and complaints, affidavits of service, answers, questions for depositions, orders to show cause, interrogatories with cover letters, motions for summary judgment with supporting depositions, and motions to dismiss. Students will view videos of surgical procedures. The final paper will require an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the case and a conclusion on the value of the case. The final exam will cover the substantive law covered in the first hour of each class. This course satisfies the Advanced Practice Writing Requirement. Grading will be based on a final exam (40%), final paper (25%), class participation (10%), and weekly written requirement (25%). Pre-requisite: TORTS

2 credits
This course examines mergers and acquisitions from both a practical and theoretical perspective. It focuses on principal acquisition methods, transaction structures, corporate and securities laws, fiduciary duties, legal and regulatory concerns, and the underlying financial and economic principles that drive these transactions. This course will also cover current M&A practice and recent developments, as well as significant M&A theory, case law, and history. Students will be responsible for reading all required course materials and for class participation. There will be a final examination at the end of the semester. Grades are based on the final examination (90%) and class participation (10%).  Pre-requisite: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS