Rights in American Law SeminarTheory and Practice
Students will read and discuss a variety of texts, and will be asked to take charge of presenting articles and leading some discussion in class. Midway through the semester, students will be given the simulated case file and will work in small groups as attorneys preparing for mediation, including interviewing the “client,” researching relevant legal issues, and preparing a background letter for a mediator. If possible, we will do a simulated mediation and critique it in class.
Students’ final grades will be based on (1) a final paper of at least 15 pages, evidencing significant legal or empirical research and (2) their work leading class discussion and group written and interactive work during the case simulation.