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London Program: Fall 2014

Professors and Courses

Jim Gash will be Director and the visiting faculty member, and will teach Evidence (4 units) and Remedies (3 units). Academics and Practitioners from the London-based legal community will round out our lineup of teachers. There are no prerequisites and no limit on enrollment except for the International Moot Court which is capped at 24.

Oliver Caplin (London Moots)

Matthieu Gregoire (International Commercial Arbitration)

Amanda Padoan (Trial Practice)

Alexander Turk (European Union Law)

Philippa Webb (Public International Law)

Course Offerings

Law 904.   Evidence (4 units) Wed 1.30-3.30pm & Fri 1.00-3.00pm

Law 732.   Remedies (3 units) Tue/Thur 12.00-1.30pm

Law 1762. European Union Law (3 units) Fri 3.30-6.30pm

Law 372.   International Commercial Arbitration (2 units) Tue 6.00-8.00pm

Law 8.      Moot Court—International (1 unit) Meetings TBA

Law 262.  Public International Law (3 units) Tue/Wed 10-11.30am

Law 402.  Trial Practice (3 units) Thur 2.00-5.00pm

Law 360.  Clinical Law—International (1-4 units) Meetings TBA

Course Descriptions

Law 904.  Evidence (4 units)
The admission and exclusion of evidence, and the basis in logic or policy for the rules. The course aids the student in the evaluation of factual situations in order to determine what evidence would be properly receivable in a trial. The allocation of the burdens of persuasion and of producing evidence, and the effect of presumptions are examined.

Law 732.   Remedies (3 units)
The study of principles of civil remedies including topics such as compensatory damages; punitive damages; equitable remedies including injunctions; declaratory remedies; restitutionary remedies including constructive trusts; enforcement of judgment remedies including contempt of court; equitable defenses; and attorneys’ fees.

Law 1762. European Union Law (3 units)
Financial and trading rules of the European Union (EU), within the general
context of the different legal systems of its member states. First the course
will attempt to distinguish between the two contrasting legal traditions of the
common law and civil law within the Common Market. Second, it will consider
in detail the reasons for the creation of the European Union and its present
institutional structure. The final part of the course will be devoted to a study of
the substantive trading and financial laws in force in the EU.

Law 372. International Commercial Arbitration (2 units)
This course provides a comprehensive overview of international arbitration law
and practice. Topics explored include the making and enforcement of arbitration
agreements; the selection and appointment of the arbitral tribunal; preliminary
proceedings, including procedural orders and interim relief; the arbitration
hearing; and the making and enforcement of the arbitral award. Particular
attention is paid to the enforcement of arbitration agreements and awards, the
role of the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign
Arbitral Awards and other treaties, and their interplay with national laws as a
backdrop for private arbitration agreements.

Law 8. Moot Court–International (1 unit)
Students in the London program may earn two units of credit for participating
in the London Moot Program. Students attend a series of lectures, visit English
courts, take part in an advocacy class given by barristers, participate in an
internal "moot-off" competition, review video-taped feedback, and moot against
one of the four English Inns of Court or English law schools.

Law 262.  Public International Law (3 units)
A study of the law of nations, including the sources of international
law, jurisdiction of states over persons and property, recognition of states
and governments, state responsibilities, governmental immunities, treaties,
international organizations, legal status of use of force, and the protection of
human rights.

Law 402. Trial Practice (3 units)
A study of the methods and procedures of counsel in various aspects of trial.
Students will actively participate in direct- and cross-examination of witnesses,
making objections, methods of impeachment, use of depositions, introduction
of exhibits, the importance of ethics, decorum, and personal mannerisms
in the courtroom. Participation in complete practice trials; learning through
actual experience. Prerequisite: Law 904 Evidence or concurrent enrollment.

Law 6__. Clinical Law-International Externship (1-4 units) 
Students in the London program may earn one unit credit (two to four units with
prior approval by director) for participating in the London Externship Program.
Students attend a series of lectures, visit English courts, attend a bi-weekly workshop,
and complete a minimum of 52.5 hours work in their externship placement.
Placements include American law firms, Barristers chambers, Solicitors firms,
human rights organizations, and the Department of Justice at the U.S. Embassy
in London. In order to receive credit for the externship, students need to register for a zero unit non-graded workshop as a component of this course.