ILS Conditional syllabus

 COURSE SYLLABUS

Introduction to Legal Studies (ILS) Conditional, Summer 2016

Professor Ira Steven Nathenson

St. Thomas University School of Law

Email: inathenson@stu.edu
Homepage: http://www.nathenson.org/
Phone: 305-474-2454
Course website: http://www.nathenson.org/courses/ils/
Assignments: http://www.nathenson.org/courses/ils/assignments/
Class time: Week of June 6, 2016, Mon. through Fri. 10AM-noon, Room CPD-113
Final examination Sat., June 11, starting 9:30AM, Room 102
Professor’s office hours: Week of class, Mon. through Thurs. 1PM–3PM, Fri. noon–2PM, and by appointment

ABOUT PROFESSOR NATHENSON’S ILS CONDITIONAL COURSE

In this one-week section of the summer ILS Conditional course we will learn about learning law. The substantive law we will use towards that goal will be Intellectual Property, namely, the law of copyrights, patents, trademarks, and more. We will read cases, historical materials, statutes, and Constitutional provisions.

COURSE WEBSITE AND INITIAL ASSIGNMENTS

Assignments and course-related materials are posted to the course website at Nathenson.org.

LAPTOPS, HARD COPIES

Laptops are permitted for note-taking though I strongly encourage you to take notes by hand. Any assigned materials and your case briefs must be printed out.

GRADING

There will be a closed-book final examination administered on an anonymous basis at the conclusion of our week of study. The examination will be based on materials and skills we learned in our week of work together. It can include anything from the assigned materials, any in-class handouts, and anything that is discussed in class. It will consist of multiple-choice and written-answer questions. I will provide you with relevant statutes and Constitutional provisions for use during the examination. Laptops will not be permitted during the examination.

Revised June 1, 2016