Course Descriptions for Summer 2019

Last update: April 2, 2019

This tentative course schedule is subject to change.

Evidence

Professor:
Catherine L. Pugh, Adjunct Professor
Credit Hours:
3 credits
Day & Time:
Mondays, 18:30-21:30

An examination of the rules governing the use of evidence, including problems of relevancy, hearsay, impeachment, burden of proof, presumptions and the function of judge and jury.

Notes: This subject is heavily tested U.S. Bar Examinations.

International Intellectual Property Law

Professor:
William Huss, Retired Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Credit Hours:
3 credits
Day & Time:
Thursdays, 18:30-21:30

This course will cover in an international context, broad outlines of the major branches of intellectual property law: patents, copyrights, and trademarks, and will also touch on other intellectual property rights such as industrial designs and trade secrets. The course will specifically consider the following topics: obtaining patent and trademark rights in the U.S. and other typical examination countries, the variety of works protectable by copyright (including digital works), and exploitation of intellectual property rights including licensing and enforcement (with a focus on litigation). Other topics may be addressed as time permits.

International Commercial Arbitration

Professor:
Michael Mroczek, Foreign Law Partner, Okuno & Partners
Tony Andriotis, Counsel, Hughes Hubbard & Reed
Credit Hours:
3 credits
Day & Time:
Tuesdays, 18:30-21:30

As an alternative to court proceedings, international arbitration is increasingly becoming one of the most important dispute resolution methods in cross-border transactions. The first part of the course will provide a general overview of the subject. It will introduce the main legal doctrines applying in arbitration and the applicable legal framework. It will familiarize students with the importance of the arbitration agreement and include some practical advice on drafting a workable arbitration clause. The second part of the course will introduce the arbitration procedure: starting with the notice of arbitration, appointment of arbitrators through the arbitral award, its enforcement abroad and other post award proceedings.

Legal Research and Writing

Professor:
Maurice Rabb, Adjunct Professor of Law
Credit Hours:
3 credits
Day & Time:
Thursdays, 18:30-21:30

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.

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

Real Property

Professor:
Jonathan McCaskill, Adjunct Professor of Law; and Legal Consultant
Credit Hours:
3 credits
Day & Time:
Wednesdays, 18:30-21:30

This course explores the basic relationships in forms of real and personal property ownership and considers the devices for transferring ownership of property. The topics covered will include modes of acquisition (e.g., capture, find, creation), adverse possession, present possessory estates and future interests, co-ownership of property, and marital property.

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

Guided Research

Professor:
Tina Saunders, Director and Associate Professor of Instruction in Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law
Credit Hours:
2 or 3 credits
Day & Time:
-

This independent research offers students an opportunity to (1) satisfy the mandated writing requirement, (2) develop research, writing and analytical abilities through producing a single substantive research paper and (3) work with a faculty member in an area of the teacher's interest or expertise. Students have a Faculty member agree to supervise them and must submit a signed Approval form to the Registrar to request participation.

Notes: this course satisfies the advanced writing requirement for all LL.M. Candidates.