Animal Law Graduate LLM Seminar I & II (600 AY & 601 AZ)
Frasch & Hessler
Generally offered every semester.
Fall 2012: Tuesdays, 1:40 pm - 3:40 pm
Spring 2013: Tuesdays, 1:40 - 3:40 pm
* Limit: Animal Law LLM students only.
This seminar is a two semester requirement for all Animal Law LL.M. students, staffed by the Animal Law Program faculty and staff. As part of the seminar, each student prepares a paper on an animal law topic of his/her choice. During the fall semester, faculty and guests lead discussions on animal law topics of interest to the group, such as new case law, emerging trends, current events, policy, or faculty works in progress. During the spring semester, students make individual presentations on their papers. (Students who begin the program or seminar in the spring will do their paper presentation in the following fall semester).
The seminar schedule and format may vary each year. In general, it will meet for two hours every other week in the fall and for two hours every week in the second half of the spring semester. The exact schedule will be set prior to the beginning of classes. Students are graded based on overall participation in the seminar throughout the year (1/3) and on their paper and presentation (2/3).
The American Bar Association accreditation standards require students to regularly attend the courses in which they are registered. Lewis & Clark expects students to attend classes regularly and to prepare for classes conscientiously. Specific attendance requirements may vary from course to course. Any attendance guidelines for a given class must be provided to students in a syllabus or other written document at the start of the semester. Sanctions (e.g., required withdrawal from the course, grade adjustment, and/or a failing grade) will be imposed for poor attendance.