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法学硕士 (LLM)体验课程

LLM ACADEMY AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
哥伦比亚大学法学硕士体验课程
~迈向美国律师预备课程~

根据Vault.com的2014年报告,美国最负盛名的20个律师事务所中,就有13个总部位于纽约市。因此我们特别将美国法律硕士体验课程(LLM Academy at Columbia University)开设在美国纽约曼哈顿,常春藤盟校之一的哥伦比亚大学举办,进行21天(20晩)寓教于乐的学习及旅行。学生们会在一个全英文,激发创造力和团队精神,注重实践的学术环境下,体验备受尊崇、全球领先的哥伦比亚大学法学硕士课程,了解美国律师考照资格相关讲座,参观纽约顶级律师事务所,监狱,法院,实地参观法庭审判,体验美国司法制度并聆听律师讲解。

期间,同学也将参观世界三大博物馆之一 — 美国大都会博物馆、纽约证券交易所、全球知名的百老汇歌剧 – 妈妈咪呀,以及多彩多姿的紐約市夜生活(自由選擇參加,費用全含)。在2周的课程之后,同学将进行7天6夜的美东深度旅行,让您一趟旅行,游遍美东四大城市(纽约,华盛顿首府,费城,波士顿)及尼加拉瓜瀑布。免费团队接送机,纽约三大国际机场(JFK), (LGA), (EWR) 到达,Boston (BOS) 离去。

适合对象:

  • 在校大学生
  • 适合专业:法律相关
  • 英语水平建议:托福不低于80、雅思不低于5.5、大学英语四/六级水平

项目特色:

  • 三大核心课程:1) 法律课程及讲座 (36小时),2) 法律英文 (20小时),3) 参观访问(20小时) 。全部课程共计76小时,课程完成颁发结业证书。
  • 豐富的活動內容:包括美国大都会博物馆、纽约证券交易所、全球知名的百老汇歌剧 – 妈妈咪呀,以及多彩多姿的紐約市夜生活。
  • 强大的师资阵容:包括哥伦比亚大学及其他名校师資,以及业界专家。学校设施与活动:使用哥大校內丰富资源,包括总藏书量达870万册,23座各具特色的图书馆。亲身体验这个掌握全球经济,金融,艺术,传媒之都的多元文化与丰富资源。
  • 住宿:上课期间住哥伦比亚大学学生宿舍,2-3人房,男女分开。旅游期间入住三星级宾馆,2人一间,男女生分开住。
  • 用餐:上课期间,每天一日三餐,在哥伦比亚大学餐厅用餐。旅游期间因多在外用餐,因此由学生自行解决三餐,可选种类繁多,价格便宜。(一日三餐总共约$25-$30美金)。特别贈送送別晚餐(第20天)波士顿龙虾餐,价值$30美金。
  • 照顾安全:安全第一,宾馆出游等都配备足够老师陪同照顾。学生校内和出游全程包含意外和医疗保险。
  • 旅游行程:7天6夜,畅游4大都市(纽约市, 波士顿, 华盛顿首府, 费城)及尼加拉瓜大瀑布。重要景点包括纽约华尔街、前世贸中心遗址、自由女神像、联合国大厦、时代广场、洛克菲勒广场、纽约第五大道、帝国大厦、费城、独立宫、自由钟、林肯纪念堂、越南战争纪念碑、朝鲜战争纪念碑、杰弗逊纪念堂、白宫、国会山庄、自然历史博物馆、昆西市场、尼加拉瓜大瀑布。

出团时间:2015哥伦比亚大学法学硕士体验课程 (LLM)

  • 7/13/2015 (周一) – 8/3/2015 (周一)
  • 7/20/2015 (周一) – 8/10/2015 (周一)

费用包含内容:

  • 学费
  • 住宿费:哥伦比亚大学宿舍,旅游期间三星级以上酒店
  • 餐费:哥伦比亚大学期间三餐。旅游期间特别赠送送別晚餐:波士顿龙虾餐$30美元
  • 保险:在美期间所有意外和医疗保险
  • 交通费用:接送机(纽约三大机场进,波士顿出),旅游期间安全豪华巴士
  • 中英文双语导游
  • 门票:航天博物馆,尼加拉瓜瀑布游船, 大都会博物馆, 纽约证券交易所, 百老汇演出

费用不含内容:

  • 机票(及旅行保险)及签证
  • 所有私人费用如洗衣、电话、酒水
  • 旅游期间餐费:一天三餐总共约$25-$30美金
  • 导游及司机小费,建议每人每天$8美元
  • 计划项目外活动,可自行增加:帝国大厦门票,大都会博物馆博物馆门票,康宁玻璃中心
    门票:成人$16美元,儿童(19岁以下) 免费

* 以上自费项目费用请以现金的形式支付,门票价格如有变动,恕不另行通知
* 主办方保留课程或旅游行程顺序更动之权利,以利整个学习之旅顺利进行

Day 1, Night 1 Monday July 13th, 2015
Arrival and Settle in @ Columbia Student Dorm
Welcome to All!
第一晚机场接机,入住哥伦比亚大学学生宿舍

Day 2, Night 2 Tuesday July 14th, 2015 (5H)
10:00-12:00 AM Registration, Tour of Columbia Campus fully with Tour Guide
注册及在导游带领下参观哥伦比亚大学
12:00 PM Lunch & Break午餐休息
2:00-4:00 PM Class #1: Introduction to US Law and Introduction to US Legal Practice 1
课程1:美国法律和实务介绍
4:00-6:00 PM Workshop 1: Introduction of NY Bar exam & eligibility requirements
专题讲座 1: 美国纽约州律师考试及资格要求
6:00 PM Dinner晚餐
8:00 PM Columbia Jazz Festival Night @ Central Lawn
爵士音乐节@中央草坪2015哥伦比亚大学法学硕士体验课程 (LLM)
11:00PM Return to Dorm
回学生宿舍

Day 3, Night 3 Wednesday July 15th, 2015 (6H)
10:00-12:00 AM Legal English Class #1
法律英文1
12:00 PM Lunch 午餐休息
2:00-4:00 PM Class #2: Introduction to US Law and Introduction to US Legal Practice 1
课程2:美国法律和实务介绍
4:00-6:00 PM Workshop 2: 1) Attorney Job prospective in America; 2) How to Excel in US
Universities, Graduate Schools and Your Future Career by retired Boeing
and Lockheed martin Senior Manager, Jim Wang
专题讲座2 :1) 律師在美就业前景,2)
中国学生如何在美国出人头地。由前洛克希德·马丁公司高级经理,卫星系统
总设计师主讲
6:00 PM Dinner晚餐2015哥伦比亚大学法学硕士体验课程 (LLM)
8:00 PM Evening Cocktail Hour at the New York
Botanical Garden
鸡尾酒时光@纽约植物园

Day 4, Night 4 Thursday July 16th, 2015 (6H)
10:00-12:00 AM Legal English Class #2
法律英文2
12:00 PM Lunch 午餐休息
2:00-4:00 PM Class #3: Administrative Law 1
课程3: 行政法 1
4:00-6:00 PM Class #4: Administrative Law 2
课程4: 行政法2
6:00 PM Dinner晚餐
8:00 PM Coney Island Amusement Park and Boardwalk Trip
康尼岛游乐园和海滨之旅

Day 5, Night 5 Friday July 17th, 2015
10:00-12:00 AM Legal English Class #3
法律英文3
12:00 PM Lunch 午餐休息
2:00-6:00 PM Visit 1: Visit a premiere Brooklyn Law Firm Goldberg and Cohn
访问一:参观首屈一指的布鲁克林律师事务所 – Goldberg and Cohn
6:00 PM Dinner晚餐2015哥伦比亚大学法学硕士体验课程 (LLM)
8:00 PM Night Out in Greenwich Village: Comedy
Club, Dance Club (Must be 18+ To
Enter), or Bar (Must be 21+ to Enter)
格林威治村夜生活体验:喜剧/脱口秀俱乐部或其他 (含門票)

Day 6, Night 6 Saturday, July 18th, 2015
10:00-12:00 AM Legal English Class #4
法律英文4
12:00 PM Lunch 午餐休息
2:00-4:00 PM Class #5: Commercial Law and Transactions 1
课程5: 商法和交易1
4:00-6:00 PM Class #6: Commercial Law and Transactions 2
课程6: 商法和交易2
6:00 PM Dinner 晚餐
8:00 PM Time Square at Night
时代广场自由行

Day 7, Night 7 Sunday, July 19th, 2015 (6H)
10:00-12:00 AM Legal English Class #5
法律英文5
12:00 PM Lunch 午餐休息
2:00-7:00 PM Visit 2: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
访问2: 参观大都会艺术博物馆
7:00 PM Dinner 晚餐2015哥伦比亚大学法学硕士体验课程 (LLM)
8:00 PM Return to Student Dorm 回学生宿舍

Day 8, Night 8 Monday, July 20th, 2015 (6H)
10:00-12:00 AM Legal English Class #6
法律英文6
12:00 PM Lunch 午餐休息
2:00-4:00 PM Class 7: Corporate and Securities Law and Transactions 1
课程7: 公司法和证券法与交易1
4:00-6:00 PM Class 8: Corporate and Securities Law and Transactions 2
课程8: 公司法和证券法与交易2
6:00 PM Dinner 晚餐
8:00 PM Manhattan Mall (open till 11:00PM)
曼哈顿广场购物

Day 9, Night 9 Tuesday, July 21th, 2015 (6H)
10:00-12:00 AM Legal English Class #7
法律英文7
12:00 PM Lunch 午餐休息
2:00-6:00 PM Visit 3: New York Stock Exchange Tour 9/11 Memorial and laying of the Wreath of Remembrance with the Office of the New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio
访问3:参观纽约证交所及911纪念馆(纽约市长办公室接待,上纪念花圈致意)
6:00 PM Dinner 晚餐2015哥伦比亚大学法学硕士体验课程 (LLM)
8:00 PM Shakespeare in Central Park 莎士比亚歌剧@中央公园

Day 10, Night 10 Wednesday, July 22, 2015 (6H)
10:00-12:00 AM Legal English Class #8
法律英文8
12:00 PM Lunch 午餐休息
2:00-4:00 PM Class 9: Intellectual Property and Technology 1
课程 9: 知识产权与技术1
4:00-6:00 PM Class 10: Intellectual Property and Technology 2
课程: 知识产权与技术2
6:00 PM Dinner 晚餐
8:00 PM Music in the Central Park
中央公园音乐演出

Day 11, Night 11 Thursday, July 23, 2015
10:00-12:00 AM Workshop 3: Legal Systems in America, the Success and the pitfall of the systems, by America’s most famous lawyer, Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz.
专题讲座3:美国法律制度 –它的成功和缺陷。由美国最著名的律师,哈佛大学法学院教授Prof. AlanDershowitz主讲
12:00 PM Lunch 午餐休息
2:00-4:00 PM Class 11: International, Foreign, and Comparative Law 1
课程 11:国际及比较法 12015哥伦比亚大学法学硕士体验课程 (LLM)
4:00-6:00 PM Class 12: International, Foreign, and Comparative Law 2
课程 12:国际及比较法 1
6:00 PM Dinner 晚餐
8:00 PM Broadway Show: Mamma Mia 观看百老汇歌剧:妈妈咪呀

Day 12, Night 12 Friday, July 24, 2015
10:00-12:00AM Workshop 4: Ethical Transformation, and Social Change:Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation
专题讲座4:伦理变革和社会变迁:种族,性别和性取向
12:00 PM Lunch午餐休息
2:00-6:00 PM Visit 4: Criminal Trial Term Visit Of Court-Room Trial
访问4:实地参观法庭审判,体验美国司法制度
6:00 PM Dinner 晚餐
8:00 PM Williamsburg Beer House
曼哈顿热门景点:威廉斯堡啤酒屋 (不含 beverage)

Day 13, Night 13 Saturday, July 25, 2015
10:00-12:00AM Legal English Class 9
法律英文9
12:00 PM Lunch 午餐休息
2:00-4:00 PM Class 13: Labor and Employment Law 1
课程13:劳动就业法1
4:00-6:00 PM Class 14: Labor and Employment Law 2
课程 14:劳动就业法2
6:00 PM Dinner 晚餐
8:00 PM New York City Staten Island Ferry Ride! 纽约市史泰登岛渡轮旅程!2015哥伦比亚大学法学硕士体验课程 (LLM)
11:00 PM Return to Student Dorm回学生宿舍

Day 14, Night 14 Sunday, July 26, 2015
10:00-12:00AM Legal English Class 10
法律英文10
12:00 PM Lunch 午餐休息
2:00-6:00 PM Visit 5: Visit New York City Prison
访问5:参观纽约市监狱
6:00 PM Dinner 晚餐
Summary of Program and Certificate @ Scholarship Issuing
课程总结并颁发证书及得奖人员奖学金
9:30 PM Return to Student Dorm回学生宿舍

Day 15, Night 15 Monday, July 27, 2015 (2H)
10:00 AM Start Exciting 6-Day Tour
第十五天: 开始精彩的六天东岸深度旅游
曼哈顿自由行
至纽约市曼哈顿免费参加“半天曼哈顿自由行”,没有导游和团队的束缚,届时你可以利用提供的地图自由游览苏豪区,小意大利区及唐人街,在苏豪区可找到所有最新最多的潮流服装品牌;在小意大利区可品尝正宗意大利菜及在露天咖啡厅品尝意大利咖啡;在唐人街可找到中国各地佳肴及购买到最能代表纽约的精美纪念品。自由行后,你可选乘1:00pm或4:30pm从曼哈顿开往酒店的接驳巴士服务。2015哥伦比亚大学法学硕士体验课程 (LLM)
入住酒店: Ramada Plaza 或同级

Day 16, Night 16 Tuesday, July 28, 2015
第十六天: 全世界最大的厂家直销中心疯狂购物
行程描述: 有各大名店如Gucci, Prada, Miu Miu, Coach, Burberry, Fendi,Balenciaga等世界名牌, 折扣价高达50%或更多,更可免费获赠价值$10的购物折扣券,所以你都能以最优惠价买到心头好!
入住酒店: Ramada Plaza 或同级2015哥伦比亚大学法学硕士体验课程 (LLM)

Day 17, Night 17 Wednesday, July 29, 2015
第十七天: 纽约市区观光
行程描述: 6:45 酒店大厅集合;7:00-8:00到纽约曼哈顿区用早餐;9:00抵达华尔街(参观纽约证券交易所/联邦大楼所在地,铜牛雕像),活动时间约30分钟;10:00 抵达自由女神 活动时间约60分钟;12:00于哈德逊河畔午餐,时间约90分钟;14:30 抵达帝国大厦,活动时间约100分钟;16:30抵达时代广场,行程经过洛克菲勒中心、世界贸易中心、联合国总部、第五大道;17:30 到达大都会艺术博物馆(或附近参观、购物);18:00晚餐;20:00回到酒店休息
入住酒店: Ramada Plaza 或同级2015哥伦比亚大学法学硕士体验课程 (LLM)2015哥伦比亚大学法学硕士体验课程 (LLM)

Day 18, Night 18 Thursday, July 30, 2015
第十八天: 纽约 – 费城 – 华盛顿
行程描述: 6:45 酒店大厅集合,早餐后,8:00 抵达费城(独立宫)(自由钟)活动时间约60分钟;9:00驱车前往首都华盛顿,参观总统官邸白宫,12:00抵达史密森国家自然历史博物馆(入内参观)。 活动时间约100分钟(含午餐时间);13:45途径肯尼迪中心、水门、华盛顿纪念碑、美国国会大厦、杰佛逊纪念堂等。16:15 抵达林肯纪念堂(入内参观)。活动时间约45分钟,途径朝鲜战争纪念广场,越南战争纪念墙。17:00结束华盛顿的市区参观游览项目,前往晚餐。18:00晚餐,约60分钟,19:15前往酒店。
入住酒店: Best Western或同级

Day 19, Night 19, Friday, July 31, 2015
第十九天: 华盛顿-康宁玻璃中心-尼加拉瓜大瀑布
行程描述: 7:00 离开酒店,驱车前往康宁玻璃中心。10:30 抵达景点: 康宁玻璃中心(可自費入內参观, 19岁以下免费)(含午餐时间) 活动时间: 约90分钟。12:00离开康宁,前往尼加拉瓜大瀑布。15:00 抵达景点:尼加拉瓜瀑布公园,自由活动。16:45 抵达景点: 搭乘雾中少女号 (船票內含)活动时间: 约30分钟 近距离接触世界闻名的马蹄形尼加拉瓜大瀑布;18:00抵达景点: 瀑布欢迎(礼品专卖)中心 (含晚餐时间) 20:00观赏尼加拉瓜大瀑布夜景;活动时间: 约60分钟眺望「美国瀑布」、「马蹄瀑布」及「新娘面纱瀑布」。尼加拉瓜大瀑布的夜景也被 喻为“黑夜的彩虹”,让我们一起见证此刻。(受日落时间及交通规定的约束,观赏夜景的完整性在某些夏夜会受到限制。) 21:30驱车前往酒店。2015哥伦比亚大学法学硕士体验课程 (LLM)
入住酒店: Holiday Inn Grand Island 或同级

Day 20, Night 20 Saturday, August 1, 2015
第二十天: 尼加拉瓜大瀑布 – 波士顿
行程描述: 8:30
酒店内自费早餐;9:30继续尼加拉瓜大瀑布之旅,前往公羊岛,欣赏挂在瀑布上的彩虹;10:30在IMAX电影院欣赏大瀑布,感受震撼的音响及超大荧幕(费用已包含);12:00午餐;13:00前往波士顿;晚上品尝当地最有名的波士顿龙虾(特别赠送)作为晚餐。
入住酒店: Best Western Royal Plaza 或同级2015哥伦比亚大学法学硕士体验课程 (LLM)

Day 21, Night 21 Sunday, August 2, 2015
第二十一天: 波士顿 - 返回祖国
行程描述: 8:00 酒店内自费早餐;9:00 参观世界一流的学府哈佛大学校园;10:00前往名校麻省理工大学(MIT),当年第二次世界大战原子弹的研发地,亦是很多科学及物理学名人的母校;11:00进入波士顿市中心,途径圣三一教堂及新英格兰地区最高的约翰考克大厦;之后到达波士顿海港码头,乘坐波士顿海港游船;12:30在昆西市场享用午餐,15:00前往波士顿机场;20: 00飞离航班,返回祖国。

Columbia Master of Law (LLM) Course Descriptions

(1) Administrative Law
This course covers the modern law of the U.S. regulatory state. The aim is to expose the student to the full range of administrative law issues the student will encounter as a government lawyer or opponent of agency action. Highlighted topics include: judicial review of law-science decisions; informal adjudication (barely touched on in the APA); review of agency interpretive guidance; prerequisites for judicial review; preclusion of review provisions; Freedom of Information Act; executive control of agency action; principles of cost-benefit analysis.

(2) Appellate Advocacy Workshop: The Supreme Court’s Current Docket
This is an intensive simulation course in which students write briefs, argue and evaluate leading constitutional and statutory/administrative law cases pending in the Supreme Court. The focus is on improving students’ writing, analytical and communications skills necessary to effective appellate advocacy. The skills developed in the seminar will prove helpful in any setting where parties are well represented and difficulties with one’s legal position have to be dealt with in the course of framing the most effective argument. Students are given written and (private) oral feedback; grades are based on class participation and second drafts of briefs. No particular substantive law background/interest is required. The briefs for the course satisfy the Substantial Writing Requirement.

(3) Compliance and Risk Management for Attorneys
This course examines the rules and standards that govern the burgeoning subject of compliance and risk management. The class will start by examining questions of governance:boards of directors, executives and third party vendors. We then examine the compliance function, organized by the nature of the enforcer: managers, regulators, prosecutors,whistleblowers, gatekeepers (e.g., attorneys and accountants), and plaintiffs’ attorneys. Next we turn to particular areas of the law: information security, off-label drugs, foreign corrupt practices,money laundering and terror financing, and sexual harassment in the workplace. We examine cases where compliance fails (e.g., Enron) and initiatives that go beyond compliance (e.g.,codes of ethics, social responsibility standards, and institutional culture). The last part of the course will consider risk management as it pertains to attorneys; topics here include the governance of risk; approaches to risk management; reputational, operational, and enterprise risk; and case studies of instances where risk management failed (e.g., JP Morgan’s “London Whale” fiasco).

(4) Constitutional Law
This course provides an overview of American Constitutional law. It focuses on issues of equality and individual liberty, federalism, judicial review, separation of powers, and the allocation of authority between the federal and state governments. It places questions of doctrine and theory in an historic, social and political context.

(5) Constitutional Litigation
The course emphasizes advocacy in the context of constitutional issues. Students argue and decide cases actually pending before the Supreme Court. They also deal with questions which arise at the trial level. Students draft a Petition for Certiorari. The course stresses “hands on” oral arguments, tactics and strategy. After the first class held at the law school, the Seminar is conducted in the U.S. Courthouse. Students are graded based on their arguments, classroom participation and their written submission. Students who wish to register for the course but have not been admitted through Albert are strongly encouraged to attend the first class.

(6) Free Speech, Ethical Transformation, and Social Change: Race,Gender, and Sexual Orientation
How should we understand transformative ethical change that came to condemn and resist slavery, racism, religious intolerance (for example, anti-Semitism), sexism, and homophobia–all of which were once rationalized on ethical and religious grounds? John Stuart Mill argued, both in On Liberty and The Subjection of Women, that a robust normative understanding of free speech (very like the current American principle of free speech) was required both to transform and criticize a corrupt conventional view of ethics (based on racism and sexism), making possible and effective a critical morality based on humane values of universal human rights that empowered just changes in ethics, law, and politics. Mill grounded his theory of liberty, including free speech, on utilitarianism, which many contemporary philosophers, inspired by the pathbreaking, Kantian theory of justice of John Rawls, regard as inconsistent with the values of equal dignity implicit in Mill’s arguments and central to a modern and defensible understanding of universal human rights based on equal respect for human dignity. Can Mill’s argument be understood and grounded in the role free speech has played in ethical transformations underlying the resistance movements which have exposed the lies underlying the injustices of racism, sexism, and homophobia, and led to the decriminalization of previous criminally condemned acts–consensual gay sex, some drugs, and even decisions to die? David Richards,a moral philosopher and cconstitutional lawyer, will explore this question with students based on his work in moral and political philosophy and historical studies of resistance movements,including American abolitionists opposing slavery and the civil rights movement opposing racism, Gandhi’s movement against racism in South Africa and against British imperialism in India, the anti-war movement in the United States opposing the Viethnam War, the feminist movement that has opposed American slavery as well as American racism and sexism, and the gay rights movement that has exposed, criticized, and resisted not only American homophobia (including the protests of Act-Up during the AIDS crisis), but British homophobia empowering resistance to British imperialism (see Richards, The Rise of Gay Rights and the Fall of the British Empire). The seminar will examine closely the role free speech played in empowering each of these movements, including how and why nonviolence and civil disobedience played such a central role in all of them (see Richards, Disarming Manhood) and the role free speech has played in empowering resisting ethical voice against unjust stereotypes enforced by patriarchy (see C. Gilligan and D. Richards, The Deepening Darkness; Richards, Resisting Injustice and the Feminist Ethics of Care in the Age of Obama), perhaps thus freeing the ethical voices of both men and women from the repressive demands on resisting voice imposed by the patriarchal gender binary. The seminar will examine closely conficts within resisting movements based on equal dignity over free speech (MacKinnon on pornograpahy, and Waldron on the harm of hate speech) and the role public identity, including gay marriage, has played in the gay rights movement (see Yoshino, Covering, and Richards, Identity and the Case for Gay Rights).

(7) Global Environmental Law, Science, and Governance
This seminar is offered jointly with the Woodrow Wilson School and will be taught by Professor Richard Stewart and Princeton Professor Michael Oppenheimer (formerly head of the Climate Change Program at Environmental Defense). Six class meetings will be held at Princeton. It will focus on the international and comparative law and governance of environmental problems,such as climate change, ozone depletion, the warming Arctic, geo-engineering, GMOs, fisheries management, trade in energy technologies, and biodiversity conservation. Current international and domestic laws and institutions to address many of these problems are fragmented and incomplete. The seminar will consider how more effective environmental protection regimes might be developed. The efficacy of diverse regulatory approaches in dealing with scientific and economic uncertainty will be explored, as will mechanisms for scientific advice to policy makers and participation by business firms and NGOs. Intersections between environmental regulation at both the domestic and international levels with other global regimes such as trade,investment, and multilateral development and aid programs will be explored. A number of classes will address these issues through case studies in a simulation format, where teams (composed jointly of law and Princeton students) will represent nations, NGOs, business interests, etc. in treaty or other negotiations, court arguments, and other proceedings regarding a specific global environmental regulatory and legal set of problems.

(8) Judicial Biographies and Opinions
The purpose of the seminr is to analyze about twelve Supreme Court justices — their doctrinal tendencies and their philosophies — in light of each justice’s personal history and early career. We will try to identify each justice’s core values and to what degree a justice’s personal history contributes to decisions or fails to. After an introductor session (and a week off to permit student work on materials), each student will lead a discussion on a justice of his or her choice based on materials the student assembles. I will work with students on their materials and presentation. Evaluation based on the materials and presentation plus contribution to class discussion.Maximum enrollment is 11 or 12. A one credit paper based on the materials and seminar discussion is optional.

(9) Labor Law
This course examines U.S. law governing private sector labor-management relations. Our primary focus will be on the National Labor Relations Act, its goals and purposes, its core employee rights, and how the National Labor Relations Board enforces those rights. We will study the law’s administrative procedures for resolving disputes over employee representation in the workplace and for adjudicating unfair labor practices committed by employers and unions,the judicial review process, and questions of federal labor law preemption of state regulation.We will survey both the contemporary labor law landscape – emerging worker activism and union organizing strategies as well as labor law considerations accompanying business transformations — and the historical background and evolution of the law, including the role of labor unions and collective bargaining.

(10) Legislation and the Regulatory State
This course focuses on the institutions, processes and conceptual underpinnings of the contemporary regulatory state. We consider how Congress passes laws and how administrative agencies implement them through rulemaking and other procedures. We examine the role of courts in interpreting statutes and reviewing agency action. And we pay attention to the ways in which distinctive bodies of non-judge-made law (e.g., OLC memoranda, executive orders) shape the exercise of public power. Cases studies are drawn from a variety of areas, including national security.

(11) Local Government Law
This course examines the legal and political institutions that govern the provision of goods and services by state and local governments. We explore the relationships between localities and states, between localities and their residents, and between localities and their neighbors. In each case, we consider and critique the principles that apply to the following issues: 1) what
services should a local government provide; 2) which residents should receive which services;3) who should pay for the services provided; 4) who should decide the answers to the above questions? We will emphasize and critique the constitutional and statutory responses that states and localities have given to these issues. Among specific areas covered will be the sources of local government power, incorporation and annexation, home rule, racial and economic implications of urban policy, state pre-emption of local ordinances, conflicts between cities and suburbs, property taxation, user fees, and municipal debt finance.

(12) Administrative Process
This seminar seeks to understand the administrative process by focusing upon the factors affecting bureaucratic decisionmaking. It examines the historical foundations of the administrative state; theories of the administrative process; organization theory; models of procedural justice; the internal and external forces affecting administrative outcomes; and the means of controlling administrative discretion. Readings, drawing upon case law and social science, include studies of the internal workings of government agencies; the relationships between agency bureaucrats, legislators and staffs, and interest groups; theories of delegation;the role of and competition between professionals in the administrative process; presidential and congressional control; judicial review; and public participation in the administrative process.

(13) Art Law
In this interdisciplinary course we explore systematically how the law shapes and constrains visual expression. The focus for the most significant portion of the semester is on the censorship of art. Ultimately, by concentrating on the special problems presented by visual images, we probe more deeply into the meaning of “speech” for purposes of the first amendment. The next part of the class examines copyrights, moral rights, and the right of publicity. The final portion of the class addresses legal issues that arise in the art market,including stolen art, forgeries and authentication. The class frequently considers contemporary art controversies as a means of examining these broader issues. This is a no laptop class.

(14) Energy Law Regulation and Policy
The energy industry is the third largest in the United States. The electric power industry alone is an approximately $800 billion industry that spends approximately $75 billion per year on new generation, transmission and distribution facilities. The regulation of the energy industry is complex, broad and enforced by a variety of federal and state governmental entities. Further, it is continually evolving in response to global and national events, market shifts, political dynamics and priorities, and technological advances, including economic liberalization and open access policies, increasing concerns about greenhouse gases, tightening environmental regulation, and an increasing shift to cleaner energy resources. Multiple federal and state agencies, departments and other governmental entities regulate United States energy development, and the ownership, control and operation of electric energy, natural gas and oil production, transmission/transportation and distribution of energy resources, including with respect to the rates, terms and conditions of wholesale and retail services, as well as energy market rules.This course will provide an introduction to energy law, regulation and policy in the United States with a focus on the electric power and natural gas industries. With respect to the electric power industry the course will cover federal and state laws, regulations and policies as relates to the generation, transmission and distribution, and wholesale and retail sales of electric energy,capacity and ancillary services. With respect to the natural gas industry the course will cover federal and state laws, regulations and policies as relates to transportation, storage and distribution, and wholesale and retail sales of natural gas. The course will also provide an overview of recent developments of importance in these industries, including the growing role of clean energy technologies, products and services in the electric power industry, and the ongoing shale gas revolution and its impacts on both the natural gas and electric power industries.

(15) Immigration Law and the Rights of Non Citizens
This course examines the law, theory, and practice of the U.S. immigration system, with a particular focus on how immigration law connects to broader concerns in our constitutional system. We will explore the historic origins of the federal government’s authority to regulate migration, the connection between the immigration and criminal systems, the status and conditions of undocumented immigrants, and the role of states and local governments in regulating migrants.

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