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Legal Profession and Ethics

Business of Law

Course Description: In this course, students will analyze shifts in the market for legal services by reviewing literature from law, business, psychology, sociology, among others. They will also share insights with practitioners invited to join several seminar discussions. During the second half of the semester, each student will research, write, and present a paper on …


Civil Law Clinic

Experiential Course Requirement? Yes Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: Ohio Legal Intern Certificate; Evidence Course Description: Students work with clients, appear in court, negotiate with opposing counsel, draft motions, and try cases in local, state, and federal courts under faculty supervision. The clinic works in diverse areas of practice, from public interest and civil …


Criminal Defense Clinic

Experiential Course Requirement? Yes Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: Ohio Legal Intern Certificate; Evidence Course Description: This clinic operates as a small law office specializing in criminal defense work. Under faculty supervision, each student represents several defendants charged with misdemeanors in the Franklin County Municipal Court. Students develop fact gathering skills, practical knowledge, problem …


Criminal Prosecution Clinic

Experiential Course Requirement? Yes Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: Ohio Legal Intern Certificate; Evidence Course Description: Students represent the City of Delaware and the State of Ohio in criminal cases, prosecuting cases as diverse as domestic violence, sexual misconduct, drunk driving, and theft. Each student is responsible for his or her own cases and …


E-Discovery Law and Practice

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course presents an overview of e-discovery law, as well as an examination of its practical implications for modern commercial litigation and other contemporary practices areas.  


Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic

Course Description: Students enrolled in the EBLC assist young companies – not ready or able to hire attorneys – on a pro bono basis and offers legal service on matters such as business formation and governance, regulation of Internet commerce, employment contracts, due diligence, valuation and finance, licensing, and intellectual property issues.


Ethical Issues

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course brings together students and faculty from several professional schools and colleges – Allied Medicine, Education, Law, Medicine, Social Work, and Theology – to discuss ethical issues that concern all of the involved professions. A case study method is used. Areas of recent study: (a) …


Ethics and ADR Seminar

This course offers both a survey in professional responsibility and in-depth application of the law governing lawyers to alternative dispute resolution (ADR).  Grading is based on a pass/fail exam over the basic provisions of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and a substantial research paper involving a legal ethical issue as applied to the ADR …


Ethics of Washington Lawyering

Course Description: The course will cover the black-letter law of the usual professional responsibility course, such as confidentiality and conflicts of interest, and students are thus prepared for the MPRE examination. The emphasis, however, will be on topics that arise often in Washington, such as “confidentiality and the role of leaks”, “conflicts of interest in …


Justice for Children Clinic

Experiential Course Requirement? Yes Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: Ohio Legal Intern Certificate Course Description: The course examines the substantive and procedural rights of children in a variety of legal contexts. As legal interns certified by the Ohio Supreme Court, students will each represent at least two juvenile clients. Cases may fall into any of the following areas …


Law, Lawyers, and Social Movements Seminar

Course Description: This course will examine the relationship between law, lawyers, and social movements, and, in so doing, consider the relationship between law, social structures, and social change. It examines how legal strategies for social change work to secure rights for marginalized groups, and about the converse: how organizing with the law as a reference …


Lawyers as Leaders

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: Through the cases and exercises, students will gain experience analyzing issues, exercising judgment, and making difficult decisions – the hallmarks of skillful leadership. The objective of the course is to help students think more broadly about leadership, increase their appreciation for the variety of leadership roles …


Mediation Clinic

Experiential Course Requirement? Yes Seminar? Yes Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course provides opportunities to develop skills as a mediator, along with basic study of mediation law and policy issues. The course combines the features of a regular law school class, a clinic, and a seminar (satisfying either the seminar requirement or the experiential course requirement, but …


Patient Client Care

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: The course provides an opportunity for 12 students from each of the 6 professions – Allied Medicine, Education, Law, Medicine, Social Work, and Theology–to work together with faculty to develop the skills to design treatment plans for clients with complex problems presented in cases. Students and …


Professional Responsibility

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? Yes Prerequisites: None Course Description: Using cases and hypotheticals, the course explores dilemmas that are likely to occur during the practice of law. Emphasis is on the application of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct where they differ, and the Restatement (Third) of the …


Social Justice and the Law

Course Description: This course introduces students to important ideas about social justice and its relation to law. Students will be introduced to classic and newer strains in critical legal thinking that focus on intersectional questions of class, race, gender, trans*, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, and religion, and the role of the State in producing the transformations …