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Timely Registration News

Updated 7/15/14 at 2:26 p.m.

Courses with Special Enrollment Criteria

  • Before you register for Independent Study (PERSP 996) on eLion, you must obtain approval for an independent study project from a law faculty member who agrees to supervise your project.  When you have identified your supervising faculty member you are responsible for e-mailing the law school Registrar with the faculty member’s name.
  • International Business Transactions (CCLAW 971 — 3 credits): Professor Fox’s course is being offered only to LL.M. students for Fall 2014.  Due to course overlap, LL.M. students may not enroll in both International Business Transactions (CLAW 971) and International Commercial Transactions (CCLAW 980).
  • International Commercial Transactions (CCLAW980 — 3 credits): Professor Ventoruzzo’s course is being offered only to J.D. candidates for Fall 2014.  Due to course overlap, J.D. students that have previously taken International Business Transactions (CLAW 971) may not enroll in CCLAW 980.
  • International Commercial Arbitration – Enrollment only with Professor Rogers approval

INTER 984 (International Commercial Arbitration) – 3 credits.  Grading is Anonymous
This course will consider the law, procedures, and practice of international arbitration, and the substantive rules that govern international commercial sales of goods under the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and related international instruments. In the course of studying these substantive topics, students will be introduced to and will work through a simulated case study developed for use in the Willem C. Vis International Moot Arbitration Competition. The course is a pre-requisite for participation on the team for the Vis Moot Competition. Participation in the Vis Moot Competition does not require membership on the Moot Court Board. Students who are on the Moot Court Board and who have been selected to participate in another moot competition may take the class for credit, but cannot be considered for participation on the Vis Moot Team. Students who are members of Moot Court Board, but who are not competing in another moot competition, are eligible to participate in the Vis Moot Competition, but should consult the applicable rules to determine their continued responsibilities as members of the Moot Court Board. NOTE: Because of overlap in course content, students may not enroll in both International Commercial Arbitration (INTER984), and International Arbitration (offered in the Florence/Rome/Siena summer study abroad program).  Pre-requisite: Faculty approval required. Students must contact Professor Rogers for information on how to apply.

INTER 997A (International Commercial Arbitration II) – 2 Credits.  Grading is Credit/No Credit

Students who are interested in the Willem C. Vis International Moot Arbitration Competition but who have already completed INTER 984 must enroll in International Commercial Arbitration II.  Professor Rogers will select students for enrollment. Pre-requisite: INTER 984 and Faculty approval required. Students must contact Professor Rogers for information on how to apply.

COCUR 997A (Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Team) – 1 Credit. Grading is Credit/No Credit

A student chosen by Professor Rogers to be a TA/Coach for the Vis Moot Court Team will enroll in this 1-credit co-curricular course.  Please note the credit will count toward the maximum co-curricular credits a student may earn.

Course Updates

  • Probate Practice (FMEST 970 2 credits): Due to unforseen circumstances Probate Practice with Professor Cleaver will not be taught Fall 2014. Please watch for the course to appear next on the Fall 2015 semester list.
  • Disability Law (PERSP 997A - 3 credits): This course has been added to the UP and Carlisle course schedule. It will be taught by Professor Halkias. Please see the Schedule of Courses for the day/time details. This course will have a scheduled final exam on Monday December 15 at 8:30 a.m.

  • Administrative Law (GOVMT 952 - 3 credits): Professor Colburn's course will have a scheduled final exam on Friday December 18th at 8:30 a.m.

  • Food and Drug Regulation (HLTHL 960 - 3 credits): Professor Muchmore has removed the pre-requisite on this course.

  • Federal Securities Regulation (CCLAW 986 - 3 credits): with Professor Lee will be offered via AV to Carlisle from UP. Please see the Schedule of Courses for the day/time details.

  • The Employment Relationship (LABOR 962 — 3 credits): This course was formerly titled Employment Law Survey Part I. Professor Flatto will be teaching this course Fall 2014.  The full course description is here. Please see the Schedule of Courses for the day/time details.

  • Federal Securities Regulation (CCLAW 968 - 3 credits): Professor Lee has updated the course description for Fall 2014: This course is intended to provide an introductory overview of the federal securities laws. The course focuses on the regulation of the offer and sale of securities under the Securities Act of 1933 and the reporting and disclosure requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Topics expected to be covered include: the definition of a security; the registration process; exemptions from registration for public and privateofferings; civil liabilities of corporate issuers, directors, and officers; Rule 10b-5 antifraud; and the regulation of insider trading. Pre-requisites: None

  • International Commercial Transactions (CCLAW 980 - 3 credits): Professor Ventoruzzo has updated the course description for Fall 2014: In 1991 U.S. international trade (imports and exports) accounted for roughly 10% of the GDP, in 2011 the same figure rose to approximately 16%, and the trend is toward greater relevance of international trade. This data does not include foreign direct investment and other international activities. A vast part of the American economy depends on international transactions. An understanding of the rules governing international commercial transactions is a fundamental tool for virtually any business lawyer, policy maker, judge or businessperson. Few legal professionals do not encounter international business transactions in their job, and a career in this area can be rewarding and exciting. This course offers an in-depth introduction to the regulation of international commercial transactions from the U.S. point of view, framing it in its complex economic, political, and historical contexts. The course has both practical and theoretical goals. From a practical point of view, to understand how to negotiate, draft, manage and litigate international contracts and transactions is obviously essential to practice law not only internationally, but also nationally. From a more theoretical point of view, the course has an interdisciplinary approach that considers, in particular, economic and political causes and consequences of trade regulations; and includes a comparative component that helps students to both understand better their own legal systems, and think “out of the box.” Course participants will embark in a journey around the world. More specifically, the course covers the following topics. First, it focuses on international sales of goods and services, examining in particular the Convention on the International Sales of Goods (also comparing it with the U.C.C.), documentary sales, countertrade, agency and distributorship agreements, regulations of imports and exports, and currency controls. We will then discuss licensing agreements for the use of intellectual property (trademarks and patents), and direct investments through the establishment of foreign subsidiaries and joint-ventures abroad. Issues arising in international business will be analyzed, such as corruption and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, violations of human rights by corporations doing business abroad, expropriation, sovereign immunity and act of state. A final part of the course will concentrate on fundamental contractual provisions, common in most international transactions and particularly relevant in case of litigation, such as choice of forum, choice of law, enforcement of foreign judgments, and international arbitration. The major international organizations that regulate trade and finance, such as the WTO and the IMF, will be considered. As mentioned, while the course focuses on technical legal issues, emphasis will be put also on economic and political considerations affecting the regulation of international business, therefore the course might appeal not only to law students, but also to students of economics, business administration, international affairs, and political science. NOTE: Because of overlap in course content, students may not take this course and also take International Business Transactions (CCLAW 971). Pre-requisites: None

Special Information about Advocacy I in Carlisle

Carlisle students entering the third year should plan to take Advocacy I in Fall 2014.

Carlisle students entering the second year, and who are interested in taking Advocacy I, should plan to take:

                     1) Evidence in Fall 2014 and; 2) Advocacy I in Spring 2015.

Advocacy I in Carlisle will NOT be offered in Fall 2015 and the Spring 2016 offering will NOT be open to 3L students.

Conflicting Exams

Please refer to the final exam schedule as you select your courses. There are two final exam conflicts for the Fall 2014 exam period. If you register for any of the courses below the law school Registrar will contact you after drop-add to arrange your schedule for these exams.

  • Professional Responsibility (CORE 934), Professor Sechler
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property (INTPR 952), Professor Skladany


  • Professional Responsibility (CORE 934), Professor Fitzsimons
  • Juvenile Law (CRIML 974), Professor Purvis