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Spring 2020
5376 Colloquium - HOFFMANL- 19459

Professor(s): Lonny Hoffman (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Procedure and Practice 

Time: 12:00p-2:00p  M  Location: Hendricks Heritage  F- 10:00a-10:45a

Course Outline: For much more about the class, see the syllabus (link below), but for now here’s a summary:

I. Premise of Course
The Colloquium is an attempt to create a cooperative scholarly enterprise in which students and visiting faculty from other schools work collaboratively. Students benefit from being exposed to scholarly analytic treatment and discussion of a subject in ways that few other, if any, law school classes can provide.

II. Structure of Course
Each week, the invited faculty speaker presents a work in progress to the class. Prior to class, students read the paper and come prepared to discuss and critique it.

III. Class Size, Student Requirements and Grading
This three-credit course is limited to fifteen students. For most weeks, students will submit brief summaries (1-2 pages, double spaced) of the presented papers. These brief summaries are due prior to the speaker’s presentation. In addition to the short summary papers, students will write longer reaction papers (4-5 pages, double spaced) for three of the papers they read. (Students get to pick the three they want.) These longer student submissions are worth 20% each (so, 60% of the final class grade, in all); the rest of the grade is based on the short weekly summaries that students submit, and class participation.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: Quota = 15  We have a terrific lineup for Spring 2020:

Jan 27 Michelle Anderson (Stanford)
Feb 10 Tejas Narechania (Berkeley)
Feb 17 Ángel Oquendo (U Conn)
Feb 24 Craig Konnoth (Colorado)
Mar 2 Paul Horwitz (Alabama)
Mar 16 Melissa Murray (NYU)
Mar 23 Ashley Deeks (Virginia)
Mar 30 Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia (PSU)
Apr 6 Deborah Dinner (Emory)
Apr 13 Eisha Jain (North Carolina)

Prerequisites: No  None

First Day Assignments: See Syllabus

Final Exam Schedule: Papers      

This course will have:
Exam: No
Paper: Yes

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (9/30/2019 12:22:51 PM)

No book required for this course

Papers are distributed two weeks prior to speaker’s visit.