Summer Courses 2014

London

This summer, immerse yourself in issues of critical global importance in one of the world’s leading centers of law, business,  trade, politics, research, art and entertainment.

Taking its cues from William Mitchell College of Law’s practical brand of legal education, Mitchell in London offers students the opportunity to study legal theory and hone their lawyering skills.

Exceptional Courses

Session I—Doing Deals and Resolving Disputes Across the Atlantic: International Negotiations and Dispute Resolution

June 17–27, 2014

Explore deal-making and dispute resolution in today’s global environment.  Taught by experienced U.S. and British faculty, the course focuses on 1) cross-cultural elements of negotiating and resolving conflict; 2) different negotiation strategies across the world (particularly in the United States and England); 3) global dispute resolution mechanisms; 4) drafting and revising international agreements; and 5) related legal and ethical issues. Taught by Professor Jim Hilbert, William Mitchell College of Law; Professor Debra Berman, South Texas College of Law; and Barrister Sabeen Obaidullah, BPP Law School, London. 3 credits.

Session II—Arrest, Search, Lineups, Trial and Right to an Attorney in the U.S. and England: Crime and the Constitution-Comparative Criminal Law and Practice

June 30–July 11, 2014

Follow a criminal case from the police investigation to trial while being guided by experienced U.S. and British faculty.  Using a real-life problem, students will compare the U.S. and British criminal law procedure and practice.  Students will analyze the U.S. Constitution, sources and application of the law and rules governing arrest, search and seizure, confessions, identification procedures, trials and right to an attorney in criminal cases. Taught by Professor John Sonsteng, William Mitchell College of Law; Judge Larry Gist, South Texas College of Law;  and Barrister Juliette Wagner, BPP Law School, London.  2 credits.

Session II—The Supreme Court of the United States in Historical Perspective

July 7–17, 2014

This course examines how the role and operation of the Supreme Court have changed since the nation’s founding, with particular emphasis on the role of the Chief Justice and the ways that several of the Chief Justices, from John Marshall to William Rehnquist, have influenced the Court’s role.  The course also reviews how advocacy before the Court has changed over time, with particular emphasis on some of the most effective advocates. Taught by the Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States and Aibel Professor Richard Lazarus, Harvard Law School.  1 credit.

See calendar below for course times

Course Format

The London courses are comprised of a combination of lectures and class discussion and extensive small group break-out sessions that require hands-on practical application of topics under discussion.

Papers/Examinations

Students will be awarded a letter grade on an A-F scale based on criteria announced by each faculty member. Acceptance of any credit or grade for any course taken in the program is subject to determination by the participant’s home school. It is unlikely that participation in a foreign summer program may be used to accelerate graduation. Students interested in acceleration should consult their home schools to review this issue in light of ABA Standard 304, Interpretation 304-4.

Papers

For the following two courses: Doing Deals and Resolving Disputes Across the Atlantic: International Negotiations and Dispute Resolution & Arrest, Search, Lineups, Trial and Right to an Attorney in the U.S. and England: Crime and the Constitution-Comparative Criminal Law and Practice

In lieu of a final examination, students will write a short paper during each course and a final long paper (up to sixteen double spaced pages) for each course.  Long papers for both courses are due Friday, August 8, 2014.

Examinations

For the following course: The Supreme Court of the United States in Historical Perspective – an in-class examination will be held on the last day of the course, July 17, 2014.

Course Calendar

June 2014
S M T W T F S
Session I—Doing Deals and Resolving Disputes Across the Atlantic: International Negotiations and Dispute Resolution
WK 1 16 17
10 am–3:30 pm class*
4-6 pm Pub Reception at Lamb’s Tavern
18
10 am–3:30 pm class
19
10 am–3:30 pm class
20
10 am–3:30 pm class
21
WK 2 23
10 am–3:30 pm class
24
10 am–3:30 pm class
4-6 pm London Walks legal visit
25
10 am–3:30 pm class
26
10 am–3:30 pm class
27 28
July 2014
S M T W T F S
Session II – Arrest, Search, Lineups, Trial and Right to an Attorney in the U.S. and England: Crime and the Constitution-Comparative Criminal Law and Practice | The Supreme Court of the United States in Historical Perspective
WK 3 30
10 am–3:30 pm class
1
10 am–3:30 pm class
2
9:30 am–Noon class
12:30–2:30 pm 1/2 class to Lunch–Inns of Court
3
10 am–Noon class12:30–2:30 pm 1/2 class to Lunch–Inns of Court
4 5
WK 4 7
9–11 am Justice Roberts’ class.   11:30–1:00 pm Reception with Justice Roberts.
8
9–11 am Justice Roberts’ class. 11:30–2:00 pm  Prof. Sonsteng’s class.
9
9–11 am Justice Roberts’ class. 11:302:00 pm Prof. Sonsteng’s class.
10
9–11 am Justice Roberts’ class. 11:302:00 pm Prof. Sonsteng’s class.
11
12
WK 5 14
9-11 am Justice Roberts’ class.  11:30–2:30 pm  Prof. Sonsteng’s class.
15
9–11 am Justice Roberts’ class. 11:30–2:30 pm  Prof. Sonsteng’s class
16
9–11 am Justice Roberts’ class
17
9–11 am Justice Roberts’ in-class exam.  Noon-Pub Reception at Lamb’s Tavern.
18 19
* There will be a 30 minute lunch break each day of the program.