Common Law II
In this course we explore the kinds of arguments made by lawyers in contested cases. In each class session, a fact pattern and relevant precedents are distributed to the class and there is a discussion of what arguments lawyers for each side of the controversy ought to make. There is no search for the “right answer,” but rather for arguments that will increase the settlement value of the case to each side.
The fact patterns usually raise issues from Contracts, Property, and Restitution.
Flex exam at end of semester.
*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.
**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.