Readings

This year-long discussion course focuses on readings that explore connections between the law, the practice of law, the legal system and issues of current societal importance or interest.  Each of the course is expected to have a different specific focus and different readings.  This course is assessed on a credit/no credit basis.

Course Frequency*
Spring 2017
2017
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611AB.01 Readings: National Security Law 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. TBD TBD

This year-long discussion course focuses on readings that explore connections between the law, the practice of law, the legal system and issues of current societal importance or interest.  Each of the course is expected to have a different specific focus and different readings.  This course is assessed on a credit/no credit basis.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611AB.02 Readings: Judicial Biography 0.5 Thomas B. Metzloff TBD TBD

This year-long discussion course focuses on readings that explore connections between the law, the practice of law, the legal system and issues of current societal importance or interest.  Each of the course is expected to have a different specific focus and different readings.  This course is assessed on a credit/no credit basis.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Fall 2016
2016
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611A.01 Readings in National Security 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. TBD TBD TBD

This course is a one-credit, pass-fail seminar that will meet at least six times over the course of the 2016-2017 academic year. The course is will introduce some of the issues confronting young lawyers as they try to navigate today's national security environment either as an attorney practicing in government, as a member of a law firm, or as a counsel for a corporation or non-governmental organization. We will consider, for example, how the existing rules of professional conduct may apply in the national security law setting, as well as examine specific cases of problematic behavior by lawyers. We will also address the practical issues of dealing with clients in very high-stress situations, as well as the "work-life" balance in this area of practice. Readings will include various case studies, law journal articles, and other relevant material. A film will also be part of the curriculum. The instructor may augment his own experience with guest discussants. There is no textbook for this course, but the instructor will provide the readings. The four meetings for the fall of 2016 are scheduled (subject to change) be on Sundays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on September 4th, September 18th, October 16th, and November 6th (movie shown at the Law School). The two spring of 2017 meetings will be January 22nd and February 5th.  Meetings will usually take place in Maj Gen Dunlap’s home, with Mrs. Dunlap being the hostess.  Refreshments will be served.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611A.02 Readings: Judicial Biography 0.5 Thomas B. Metzloff

A total of 112 individuals have served as Justices of the United States Supreme Court.  They have come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.  Most were judges before becoming Justices, but others were law professors, attorneys in private practice, or even politicians with no prior judicial experience.  Once on the Court, many of the Justices have surprised and sometimes disappointed those who appointed and supported them. How has a Justice’s life story and prior experiences shaped and molded their judicial philosophy?

This one-credit readings class will focus on reading biographies of Supreme Court Justices.  During the course of the year, we will select and read six different biographies (three per semester).  This will include Becoming Justice Blackmun by Linda Greenhouse, and The Man Who Once Was Whizzer White:  A Portrait of Justice Byron R. White by Dennis Hutchison.  The class will determine what other Justice’s biographies to read during the course of the year.

For each book, the class will meet for a two-hour discussion session (at Professor Metzloff’s home).  Students will write a short reaction paper (2-3 pages) focusing on some aspect of the Justice’s life story.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2016
2016
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611B.01 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.

This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.


The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.


The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.


Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Fall 2015
2015
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611A.01 Readings in Ethics 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. TBD

Readings in National Security This course is a one-credit, pass-fail seminar that will meet at least six times over the course of the 2015-2016 academic year. The course is will introduce some of the issues confronting young lawyers as they try to navigate today's national security environment either as an attorney practicing in government, as a member of a law firm, or as a counsel for a corporation or non-governmental organization. We will consider, for example, how the existing rules of professional conduct may apply in the national security law setting, as well as examine specific cases of problematic behavior by lawyers. We will also address the practical issues of dealing with clients in very high-stress situations, as well as the "work-life" balance in this area of practice. Readings will include various case studies, law journal articles, and other relevant material. A film will also be part of the curriculum. The instructor may augment his own experience with guest discussants. The four fall meetings will be on Sundays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on August 30th, September 20th, November 8th, and November 22nd (movie shown at the Law School). The two spring meetings will be January 31st and March 6th.National Security Law Focus

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2015
2015
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611B.02 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Fall 2014
2014
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611A.01 Readings in Ethics 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics. This is a year-long course. Instructor: Law Faculty

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Fall 2013
2013
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611A.01 Readings in Ethics 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. TBD

Ethical Issues in National Security

This course is a one-credit, pass-fail seminar that will meet at least six times over the course of the 2013-2014 academic year. The course is will introduce some of the issues confronting young lawyers as they try to navigate today's national security environment either as an attorney practicing in government, as a member of a law firm, or as a counsel for a corporation or non-governmental organization. We will consider, for example, how the existing rules of professional conduct may apply in the national security law setting, as well as examine specific cases of problematic behavior by lawyers. We will also address the practical issues of dealing with clients in very high-stress situations, as well as the ‘work-life’ balance in this area of practice. Readings will include various case studies, law journal articles, and other relevant material. A film will also be part of the curriculum. The instructor may augment his own experience with guest discussants. The four fall meetings will be on Sundays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. The dates (tentatively) are Sept 15th, Sept 29th, Oct 27th, and Nov 10th.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2013
2013
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611B.01 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Jeff Ward TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611B.03 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611B.04 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Thomas B. Metzloff TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611B.06 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Marin K. Levy TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611B.07 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 David F. Levi, James E. Coleman, Jr. TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Fall 2012
2012
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611A.01 Readings in Ethics 0.5 Jeff Ward TBD TBD TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics. This is a year-long course. Instructor: Law Faculty

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611A.03 Readings in Ethics 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. TBD TBD TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics. This is a year-long course. Instructor: Law Faculty

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611A.04 Readings in Ethics 0.5 Thomas B. Metzloff TBD TBD TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics. This is a year-long course. Instructor: Law Faculty

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611A.06 Readings in Ethics 0.5 Marin K. Levy TBD TBD TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics. This is a year-long course. Instructor: Law Faculty

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611A.07 Readings in Ethics 0.5 David F. Levi, James E. Coleman, Jr. TBD TBD TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics. This is a year-long course. Instructor: Law Faculty

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2012
2012
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611B.03 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Thomas B. Metzloff
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611B.04 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Neil S. Siegel
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611B.040 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611B.041 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Jeff Ward
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611B.06 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Marin K. Levy
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611B.07 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Ernest A. Young
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.