Course Descriptions for Summer 2016

Last update: February 24, 2016

Summer 2016 courses run from May 9 to August 6.

Contracts

Professor:
Kyle Reykalin, Director of Review Services, Client Technology Dept., UBIC, Inc.
Credit Hours:
3 credits
Day & Time:
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Room:
Mita

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of U.S. contract law. Areas of principal focus include offer and acceptance, consideration, interpretation and construction, conditions, breach of contract and remedies thereto. Students will also study Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code.

Note: This subject is tested on many U.S. Bar Examinations.

Criminal Law

Professor:
Randall Spencer, Managing Partner Fillmore Spencer LLC, Provo, Utah.
Credit Hours:
3 credits
Day & Time:
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Room:
Mita

This course involves a basic study of criminal law and examines the elements of a number of major crimes. It will also analyze various principles and historical trends that influence important prerequisites to the government's taking of one's liberty through incarceration. In this crime and punishment course, the effect of an alleged criminal actor's mental state, affirmative defenses, and responsibility for other's actions will be covered.

Note: This subject is tested on many U.S. Bar Examinations.

Legal Research and Writing

Professor:
Sharon Randall, Corporate Attorney
Credit Hours:
3 credits
Day & Time:
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Room:
Mita

This course explores legal research, writing, and advocacy. After being introduced to the U.S. legal system and basic research techniques (including on-line data bases such as LexisNexis), students work on assigned problems to develop their writing and analytical skills. The program aims to develop basic legal research and writing skills in an informal, hands-on seminar atmosphere.

Note: This course is required of all LL.M. in U.S. Law Candidates.