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U.S. Voting Rights: A Practical Perspective
Professors Greenbaum, Johnson-Blanco, and Kengle
J.D. Seminar 568 | 5 credit hours (year long)
This two semester course will examine contemporary legal issues and trends in U.S. voting rights
Students may not concurrently enroll in this seminar and a clinic (except Street Law) or another practicum course. Students may concurrently enroll in this seminar and an externship in the fall semester, but may not concurrently enroll in an externship in the spring semester.
Students who wish to receive credit for the Externship Seminar and an experiential learning course that has the same field placement may do so only if: (1) the experiential learning course is taken in a semester following the Externship Seminar; and (2) the student receives permission from the Assistant or the Associate Dean for Clinical Programs. To receive such permission, the student must explain in writing how the experiential learning course field work would serve substantially different learning goals than did their externship field placement. THIS IS AN EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING COURSE. This is a year-long course. LAWJ-568-05 is offered for 2 credits and will require 2-hour weekly seminar meetings and a paper in the fall semester. LAWJ-568-06 is offered for 3 credits and will require 2-hour weekly seminar meetings and a WR paper that meets all WR requirements in the fall semester. The remaining 2 credits for each section of the course will be awarded for 10 hours of supervised work per week for a minimum of 11 weeks in the Spring semester, including a weekly 1-hour mandatory meeting for the entire class. In addition, there will be periodic meetings to be arranged at a later date in the spring semester. The seminar portion will be graded. The 2 credits of supervised work in the fall semester are mandatory pass/fail and count toward the 7 credit pass/fail limit. Students will be allowed to take another course pass/fail in the same semester as the supervised work.