Spring 2015 Tentative

A Note About How We Schedule Large Classes
Students occasionally ask questions about how we schedule large classes so I thought it would be helpful to try to answer a couple of the most common questions.Show More

Question: Why isn’t [name of class] on the schedule this semester? For example, several students have asked why Professional Responsibility isn’t being offered in Fall 2014. The answer is that PR is always offered during the day in the spring semester. We try to schedule all high enrollment classes on a consistent basis so that students can count on when these classes will be offered. Here’s a list of some of the most popular classes and the semester in which they are usually offered. (Keep in mind that these are the classes we offer during the day; we have a different schedule as to evening classes (see below):

Fall Semester-Day Spring Semester-Day
Administrative Law Business Organizations
Environmental Law Marital Property Rights
Evidence Professional Responsibility
Family Law Secured Financing
Federal Income Tax Texas Consumer Law
IP Survey Trusts & Wills
Oil & Gas

In addition, we also have a set schedule for a similar (but somewhat longer) list of popular classes that we offer in the evenings. Our Schedule of Core Courses Offered in the Evening, which is posted under the Students tab of the UHLC webpage, is primarily for the benefit of our part-time students. They have first priority to register for these classes, though full time students are also permitted to take these classes if there is available space. This schedule remains in effect fully through Spring 2016:

Fall 2014- Evening Spring 2015- Evening Fall 2015- Evening Spring 2016 - Evening
Evidence Foundational Issues in Health
Law (formerly known as,
Health Law Survey:
Introduction to Health Law
)
Professional Responsibility Texas Consumer Law
Environmental Law Administrative Law IP Survey Payment Systems
Trusts and Wills Federal Income Tax Secured Financing The U.S. Health System:
An Introduction to Managed
Care (formerly known as,
Health Care Financing,
Organization…
)
Employment Law Marital Property Family Oil and Gas
Business Organizations

Because we have modified the part-time program, there will be no set rotation for these courses after Spring 2016. In other words, we may offer them but we are not promising that they will be taught in the evening after that date. Finally, note that in addition to being able to rely on the schedule above through Spring 2016, students should keep in mind that we will continue to teach a large number and variety of classes in the evening, if only because we have so many adjuncts who prefer to teach at night.

Question: Why are multiple sections of the same class offered at the same day and time? The answer is that scheduling multiple sections of core classes at the same time helps ensure that everyone who wants to take the class can do so. For instance, if we were to schedule just one section of a popular class, like Oil & Gas, at MW at 10:30 am and 120 students wanted to take it in that time slot, we could not accommodate everyone. And while slotting a second section of Oil & Gas at a different date/time might work for some students, it may not work for everyone.

Of course, scheduling all sections at the same time doesn’t prevent every conflict since a student who wants to take a core class will not be able to take another class that is also scheduled at that same time. However, we can minimize the problem by trying not to schedule two core classes against each other, and by trying to avoid subject matter conflicts. Keep in mind also that if we scheduled multiple sections of core classes at different times it would be much harder to avoid conflicts among the dozen or more popular classes that we offer. So, while the kind of block scheduling we use isn’t perfect, we have found that it works much better than the alternatives.

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The New “WRS” and “WRC” Prefixes for Upper Level Writing Classes
These new prefixes designate classes that satisfy the Upper Level Writing Requirement.  Starting in Summer 2014, all UHLC students can enroll in either a WRS or WRC classes. Show More

As explained below, however, for next academic year different registration priorities will apply to these two classes as we transition from what was called the “Senior Writing Requirement” to the new “Upper Level Writing Requirement.”  Note that any student who matriculated before Fall 2013 still has the option of satisfying the writing requirement by doing a comment or note for a journal.

A WRS class (a “Writing Seminar”) is a traditional seminar. Students in a Writing Seminar must complete a paper that is original and demonstrates the student’s research and writing skills. Regardless of credit hours, the final version of the paper must be at least 10,000 words, including footnotes. Instructors may require longer papers.  WRS classes will remain (as they are now) as priority registration for 3L students.

A WRC class (a “Writing Course”) is a new kind of course that will satisfy the Upper Level Writing Requirement. Students in a Writing Course must complete several kinds of practical writing assignments. These may be expository exercises (e.g., drafting client letters, research memoranda, court documents, and short articles similar to those that appear in bar journals) or transactional or litigation drafting assignments (e.g., contracts and other business agreements, wills or other estate planning instruments, pleadings, and discovery documents). Assignments must be no more than 2,500 words each, when feasible. Instructors have discretion over the kind and number of assignments students complete; however, students must complete at least 5,000 words of writing over the course of the semester. WRC classes will be priority registration for those students who matriculated in Fall 2013 (that is, all students who will be full-time 2L students in Fall 2014).  Part time students who began in Fall 2013 will have priority registration for any WRC or WRS designated class offered in the evening (as they have priority registration for all evening classes).

This approach to registration will remain through Spring 2015. Starting in Summer 2015, we will revert back to priority registration for 3L students for all WRS and WRC classes.

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Section # Course Professor Time Room Course Area
5382 Administrative Law
TBA NIGHT 

 

Procedure and Practice
5108 Advanced Health Law
WINSLADE NIGHT 

 

Health Law
6370 Advanced Legal Research
SIMONS DAY 

 

Practice Skills - (Research and Writing)
6226 Advanced Oil & Gas Contract Drafting
BORREGO DAY 

 

Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law
5309 Advanced Trial Advocacy
HEDGES NIGHT 

 

Blakely Advocacy Simulation
5397 Advertising and Marketing Law
TBA NIGHT 

 

Business and Commercial Law
Intellectual Property and Information Law
6378 Advocacy Survey
LAWRENCE DAY 

 

Blakely Advocacy Simulation
5344 Appellate Advocacy
ROACH ET AL NIGHT 

 

Blakely Advocacy Simulation
6339 Arbitration
BRITTON DAY 

 

Procedure and Practice
6202 Asylum Law
HOFFMAN,G/MODI DAY 

 

International Law
6200 Attorney Communication
HORMANN/KOGER NIGHT 

 

Blakely Advocacy Simulation
5397 Banned Books
DOW DAY 

 

Law And Society/ Interdisciplinary
Constitutional and Criminal Law
5367 Biotechnology & the Law
EVANS DAY 

 

Health Law
Intellectual Property and Information Law
5421 Business Organizations
RAGAZZO DAY 

 

Business and Commercial Law
5353 Business Planning
SHERRY/OSTERBERG NIGHT 

 

Taxation
Business and Commercial Law
6357 Children & the Law (Children's Rights)
MARRUS DAY 

 

Family Law
Practice Skills - (Research and Writing)
6218 Client Interviewing & Counseling
HAWK DAY 

 

Blakely Advocacy Simulation
5488 Constitutional Law
RAVE DAY 

 

1st Year - Section A
5488 Constitutional Law
BERMAN DAY 

 

1st Year - Section B
5488 Constitutional Law
TURNER DAY 

 

1st Year - Section C
5131 Consumer Dispute Resolution
TIEDE/ALDERMAN/JOHNSON ARRANGED 

 

Business and Commercial Law
5316 Consumer Dispute Resolution
TIEDE/ALDERMAN/JOHNSON ARRANGED 

 

Business and Commercial Law
5427 Consumer Dispute Resolution
TIEDE/ALDERMAN/JOHNSON ARRANGED 

 

Business and Commercial Law
5409 Contracts
CHANDLER NIGHT 

 

1st Year - Part-Time
5379 Copyright Law
JOYCE NIGHT 

 

Intellectual Property and Information Law
5352 Corporate Tax
WELLS DAY 

 

Taxation
5303 Criminal Law
DUNCAN DAY 

 

1st Year - Section A
5303 Criminal Law
THOMPSON DAY 

 

1st Year - Section C
5303 Criminal Law
KWOK DAY 

 

1st Year - Section B
5297 Criminal Practice
BRALEY INTERSESSION 

 

Procedure and Practice
5347 Criminal Procedure: The Investigation Process
MCCONNELL NIGHT 

 

Constitutional and Criminal Law
6240 Death Penalty Clinic
JEU/DOW DAY 

 

Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships
Constitutional and Criminal Law
5200 Depositions
TBA NIGHT 

 

Blakely Advocacy Simulation
5213 Digital Transactions
CHICHESTER NIGHT 

 

Intellectual Property and Information Law
5341 Disabilities & the Law
ROBERTS DAY 

 

Health Law
6245 Doing Business Down Under--Australia & New Zealand
WALKER INTERSESSION 

 

Business and Commercial Law
International Law
6237 Doing Deals
MOLL DAY 

 

Business and Commercial Law
5297 Drafting & Negotiating Int'l Oil & Gas Agreements
Norman Nadorff INTERSESSION 

 

Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law
International Law
5362 Employment Discrimination
TURNER DAY 

 

Employment and Labor Law
5297 Energy and the Environment
LANDERS TBA 

 

Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law
6315 Entrepreneurship
CHASE DAY 

 

Business and Commercial Law
Intellectual Property and Information Law
5368 Estate Planning
STRENG DAY 

 

Real Property, Trusts and Estates
Taxation
5308 Federal Courts
BRUHL/ROSENTHAL DAY 

 

Procedure and Practice
5459 Federal Income Tax
BUCKLES NIGHT 

 

Taxation
5235 Financing the Business Transaction
DOLE/DOLE/KEYES DAY 

 

Business and Commercial Law
5312 First Amendment (Speech & Press in the 21st Century)
LINZER DAY 

 

Constitutional and Criminal Law
5397 Foundational Issues in Health Law: Patient, Provider, Society and the Law.
WILLIAMS NIGHT 

 

Health Law
5297 Health Legislation & Advocacy II
GRAY/WINNIKE DAY 

 

Health Law
5307 How to Reason
CRUMP DAY 

 

Law And Society/ Interdisciplinary
5297 Human Trafficking Law
GALLAGHER NIGHT 

 

Constitutional and Criminal Law
5265 Income Taxation of Trusts & Estates
DAVIS NIGHT 

 

Taxation
6213 Innocence Investigations
JEU/DOW DAY 

 

Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships
Constitutional and Criminal Law
5393 International Criminal Law
PAUST DAY 

 

International Law
Constitutional and Criminal Law
5246 International Litigation
SHEPPARD DAY 

 

International Law
5387 International Tax
STRENG DAY 

 

Taxation
International Law
5297 Introduction to the Law of Mexico
PINTO-LEON NIGHT 

 

International Law
5297 Introduction to Transnational Law
TRAIN INTERSESSION 

 

International Law
5335 Land Use
BURKE DAY 

 

Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law
Real Property, Trusts and Estates
5297 Law & Psychiatry
WINSLADE DAY 

 

Health Law
5397 Law and Social Science
KWOK DAY 

 

Law And Society/ Interdisciplinary
6207 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - A1
MORRIS  

 

1st Year - Section A
6207 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - A2
RACHLIN  

 

1st Year - Section A
6207 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - A3
TILTON-MCCarthy  

 

1st Year - Section A
6207 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - A4
TWOMEY  

 

1st Year - Section A
6207 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - B1
HEARD  

 

1st Year - Section B
6207 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - B2
MORRIS  

 

1st Year - Section B
6207 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - B3
TABOR  

 

1st Year - Section B
6207 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - B4
PILLER  

 

1st Year - Section B
6207 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - C1
HEARD  

 

1st Year - Section C
6207 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - C2
RACHLIN  

 

1st Year - Section C
6207 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - C3
BREM  

 

1st Year - Section C
6207 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - C4
TWOMEY  

 

1st Year - Section C
6207 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - E1
SIMPSON  

 

1st Year - Part-Time
6207 Lawyering Skills and Strategies - E2
SIMPSON  

 

1st Year - Part-Time
5381 Legal Negotiations
HUGHES/LEISSNER NIGHT 

 

Blakely Advocacy Simulation
5360 Licensing & Technology Transfer
NIMMER DAY 

 

Intellectual Property and Information Law
5340 Marital Property Rights
STALDER NIGHT 

 

Family Law
5230 Mergers & Acquisitions
RAGAZZO DAY 

 

Business and Commercial Law
5397 Oil & Gas Pipeline Regulation
LAKE DAY 

 

Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law
5297 Origins of the Federal Constitution
ESKRIDGE/PETERSON DAY 

 

Constitutional and Criminal Law
6393 Patent Remedies & Defenses
JANICKE DAY 

 

Intellectual Property and Information Law
6346 Payment Systems
DOLE DAY 

 

Business and Commercial Law
5397 Practice of Environmental Law
HESTER DAY 

 

Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law
5327 Practice of Law in the Oil & Gas Industry
BORTKA NIGHT 

 

Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law
5397 Practice-based Legal Writing
TABOR TBA 

 

Practice Skills - (Research and Writing)
5397 Practice-based Legal Writing
TILTON-McCARTHY TBA 

 

Practice Skills - (Research and Writing)
5322 Pretrial Litigation
BUCKLEY/HAWK NIGHT 

 

Blakely Advocacy Simulation
5320 Pretrial Procedure
TBA  

 

Procedure and Practice
6321 Professional Responsibility
DUNCAN DAY 

 

Procedure and Practice
6321 Professional Responsibility
JANICKE DAY 

 

Procedure and Practice
5408 Property
BRAY DAY 

 

1st Year - Section A
5408 Property
BURKE DAY 

 

1st Year - Section B
5408 Property
KUMAR DAY 

 

1st Year - Section C
6395 Race & the Law
CHASE DAY 

 

Constitutional and Criminal Law
5397 Real Estate Transactions, Practical Drafting
SMITH, FRANK DAY 

 

Real Property, Trusts and Estates
6224 Remedies
EDISON NIGHT 

 

Business and Commercial Law
Law And Society/ Interdisciplinary
6347 Secured Financing
HAWKINS DAY 

 

Business and Commercial Law
6347 Secured Financing
MOLL DAY 

 

Business and Commercial Law
6201 Sexual Orientation & the Law
BACON NIGHT 

 

Health Law
Constitutional and Criminal Law
6323 Space Law
DULA DAY 

 

International Law
5397 State & Local Gov't Law
ZALE DAY 

 

Constitutional and Criminal Law
5378 Statutory Interpretation and Regulation
Bruhl DAY 

 

1st Year - Section A
5378 Statutory Interpretation and Regulation
BUSH DAY 

 

1st Year - Section B
5378 Statutory Interpretation and Regulation
HESTER DAY 

 

1st Year - Section C
5388 Storytelling
PERDUE DAY 

 

Blakely Advocacy Simulation
5267 Tax Accounting
LEIGHTMAN/WOODRUFF NIGHT 

 

Taxation
Business and Commercial Law
5254 Tax Controversy & Litigation
VASQUEZ JR/VASQUEZ SR/MINTZ  

 

Taxation
5293 Tax Fraud & Money Laundering
TOWNSEND/CAMPAGNA NIGHT 

 

Taxation
5297 Tax Policy
HOOSE NIGHT 

 

Taxation
5263 Taxation of Compensation
WINSTON/BODRON NIGHT 

 

Taxation
5348 Texas Consumer Law
McElvaney TBA 

 

Business and Commercial Law
5397 The U.S. Health System: An Introduction to Managed Care, Transactions, and policy
MANTEL DAY 

 

Health Law
5418 Torts
SANDERS NIGHT 

 

1st Year - Part-Time
5232 Trade Secrets
KRIEGER NIGHT 

 

Intellectual Property and Information Law
5317 Trademark & Unfair Competition
FAGUNDES DAY 

 

Intellectual Property and Information Law
5386 Trial Advocacy
LAWRENCE/DAW NIGHT 

 

Blakely Advocacy Simulation
5339 Trusts & Wills
PALMER DAY 

 

Real Property, Trusts and Estates
5295 U.S. Export Regulation
HANSON DAY 

 

International Law
6364 WRC: Contract Drafting
TOEDT NIGHT 

 

Business and Commercial Law
5397 WRC: Writing for Criminal Defense
MASELLI DAY 

 

Practice Skills - (Research and Writing)
5374 WRS: American Legal History
PALMER NIGHT 

 

Law And Society/ Interdisciplinary
7220 WRS: E-Health Law
SCOTTR DAY 

 

Health Law
7340 WRS: Higher Education Law
OLIVAS DAY 

 

Constitutional and Criminal Law
7353 WRS: Sandra Day O'Connor
JOYCE DAY 

 

Law And Society/ Interdisciplinary
7397 WRS: Securities Regulation
BRITTON DAY 

 

Business and Commercial Law
7397 WRS:Juvenile Justice/Children and the Law
MARRUS TBA 

 

Family Law
Practice Skills - (Research and Writing)