​​​​​​See what Vermont Law offers for public law courses, from Election Law and First Amendment Law to Civil Pro​cedure Seminars.

 

 

First Amendment Lawhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1496First Amendment LawCovers the core issues of First Amendment law: free speech, free press, free exercise of religion, the establishment clause, and freedom of association.7500GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661496
Legislationhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1497LegislationExamines legislative law and the legislative process.  Topics include: the nature and history of legislative power, legislative structure and procedure, legislative advocacy, drafting statutory law, statutory construction, legislative history, legislative oversight, and the role of legislative attorneys in the process and the development of public policy.7510GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661497
Advanced Civil Procedure Seminarhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1498Advanced Civil Procedure SeminarThis is a rule drafting course.ÿ Students, working the Reporter to the Vermont Supreme Court's Advisory Committees on procedural rules, will draft proposed amendments to sets of Vermont Rules , with explanatory notes. Students will participate in the judicial rulemaking process by orally presenting their drafts to the appropriate Advisory Committee, which will ultimately propose a restyled set of Rules to the Court.7520GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#ba6a8949-beed-47cf-98c0-e2b6c177ad23;L0|#0ba6a8949-beed-47cf-98c0-e2b6c177ad23|Seminar;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661498
Election Lawhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1499Election LawThis seminar examines legislative and judicial regulation of the political process.  It stresses two main themes: 1) the ways in which Congress and the state legislatures regulate campaigns, elections, and participants in the political process and 2) the ways in which courts can justifiably intervene in that process.7522GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#ba6a8949-beed-47cf-98c0-e2b6c177ad23;L0|#0ba6a8949-beed-47cf-98c0-e2b6c177ad23|Seminar;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661499
Legislative Clinichttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1500Legislative ClinicProvides an opportunity for students to work in a standing committee of the Vermont General Assembly under the supervision of the committee's chair and a legislative counsel.  Students are required to be in attendance at the General Assembly in Montpelier and to complete legal research and drafting projects relating to their committee's pending legislation.7525GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#db210113-f007-46ea-9cbc-223295da9626;L0|#0db210113-f007-46ea-9cbc-223295da9626|Experiential;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661500
National Security Lawhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1501National Security LawExplores lawyers' involvement in the formulation and implementation of United States foreign and national defense policy through the examination variety of domestic, constitutional, and international law issues such as authority for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, intelligence gathering at home and abroad, detention and interrogation of terrorist suspects, planning for the next terrorist attack, protection of sensitive government information, and other current topics.7550GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661501
State and Local Governmenthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1504State and Local GovernmentExamines the interaction between federal, state and local governments, with particular attention to resource management, pollution control, and human rights. The course also covers non-state jurisdictions such as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Indian Country.7580GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661504
Public Law Topicshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1505Public Law TopicsClasses offered under this designation explore special areas of interest, including newly developing areas of law, or specialties of visiting faculty and fellows.7591GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661505
Public Law Topicshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1507Public Law TopicsClasses offered under this designation explore special areas of interest, including newly developing areas of law, or specialties of visiting faculty and fellows.7592GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661507
Public Law Topicshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1509Public Law TopicsClasses offered under this designation explore special areas of interest, including newly developing areas of law, or specialties of visiting faculty and fellows.7593GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661509
Public Law Topicshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1511Public Law TopicsClasses offered under this designation explore special areas of interest, including newly developing areas of law, or specialties of visiting faculty and fellows.7594GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661511
Regulation and Legislation Surveyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1648Regulation and Legislation SurveyGP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#ba6a8949-beed-47cf-98c0-e2b6c177ad23;L0|#0ba6a8949-beed-47cf-98c0-e2b6c177ad23|Seminar;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661648
PUB7500http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1606PUB7500First AmendmentTeachout, Peter<div> This course covers the core issues of free speech, free press, freedom of religion, and the establishment clause. We will discuss important Supreme Court cases dealing with the following topics among others: advocacy of unlawful action; fighting words; hate speech; libel; revelation of private facts; obscenity; pornography; commercial speech; prior restraints; content-based vs. content-neutral restrictions; the public forum doctrine; government speech, including government as educator; reporter’s privilege; government as employer; the right not to speak and freedom of association; access to the mass media; broadcasting and content regulation; religious arguments in the lawmaking process; religious symbols in governmental space; prayer in public school; public funding of religious schools; and exemptions and accommodations for the practice of religion. Opportunity will be provided for students to perform one or more practice-oriented exercises. Although this is an elective course, it is strongly recommended that students take it in order to complete their basic understanding of Constitutional Law.</div><div>Method of Evaluation:  Performance on the practice-oriented exercises and on the three-hour in-class exam.  With the instructor’s permission, students may be able to prepare and submit a paper on a selected topic of First Amendment law in lieu of taking the final exam.<br></div>3.00000000000000GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661606
PUB7550http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1608PUB7550National Security LawDycus, Stephen<div>War against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, targeted killing of terrorist suspects, security implications of climate change, cyber warfare, and NSA spying on Americans' email and phone calls --- these are only a few of the current issues addressed in this course.  Lawyers are at the very center of each one.  They (and you) will be concerned with international and domestic authorities for the use of military force, intelligence gathering at home and abroad, the detention and interrogation of terrorist suspects, homeland security, espionage, and the protection of sensitive government information. Special emphasis is placed on related civil liberties issues.</div>3.00000000000000GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48a1608
PUB7510http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1627PUB7510LegislationHall, David<div>This course will focus on the composition and organization of legislatures and the Congress, legislative procedure, and the interpretation of statutes – the legislative product. The course will also explore the extent and limits of legislative powers vis-a-vis the executive and judicial branches of the federal and state governments.  This course is actually two courses in one: a course on legal theory, and a course on legal writing.  In that vein, it has both a theory component and a practical skills component, both of which are reflected in the weekly assignments.  Most weeks students have a reading assignment from the curse texts and a drafting exercise to prepare prior to class.  Drafting exercises may  include fact and legal research memoranda, bills, amendments, and committee presentations.  Students who complete this course will establish a strong foundation in the theory and practice of the legislative process, the roles of participants in that process, and improved research, writing, and communication skills.</div>3.00000000000000GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661627
REQ7180.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=164REQ7180.APublic LawBeyranevand,LaurieThis course provides students a comprehensive introduction to public law in the United States, focusing on the constitutional structure of government, the legislative law-making process, techniques of statutory interpretation, the nature and authority of public administrative agencies, the methods agencies use to establish regulations and other legal rules, and the process for judicial review of agency action. In addition, the course will examine the federal structure of government in the United States, including the legal relationship between the federal government and the states, and the nature of state and local government law-making authorities.Public LawGP0|#9e96459a-64af-416b-93fb-c5459be64d5c;L0|#09e96459a-64af-416b-93fb-c5459be64d5c|ELC Summer Session;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661 PM - 4 PM164
PUB7525http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1699PUB7525Legislative ClinicChilds, Michele<div></div>6.00000000000000GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#db210113-f007-46ea-9cbc-223295da9626;L0|#0db210113-f007-46ea-9cbc-223295da9626|Experiential;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661699
PUB7510.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=246PUB7510.ALegislationHall,DavidSeveral class sessions will be devoted to legislative writing on one or more current legislative issues in Vermont, to be determined (e.g., state law affecting immigration and illegal immigrants, lobbying and campaign finance, environmental and energy issues, etc.). After sessions on the mechanics of legislative drafting and discussion of the applicable Vermont law, students will prepare a bill suitable for introduction in the Vermont General Assembly and will draft subsequent amendments. The legislation will be the subject of a simulated hearing conducted by the class as a group, and a final bill draft will be prepared individually by each student and submitted for a grade. Assigned readings are from "Legislative Law and Statutory Interpretation: Cases and Materials", Otto J. Hetzel, Michael E. Libonati and Robert F. Williams, LexusNexis, 4th edition (2008). Some assignments are from "Legal, Legislative, and Rule Drafting in Plain English", Robert J. Martineau and Michael B. Salerno, Thompson/West (2005). Other assigned readings and materials will be handed out or available electronically at the Westlaw TWEN course web site or other web sites, specifically that of the Vermont Legislature at www.leg.state.vt.us. Method of evaluation: 50% on the legislative writing assignments; 35% on the two-hour final exam; 15% on class participation, including attendance This course is a prerequisite for the Vermont Legislative Clinic to be offered in the spring semester. GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b566M 5:25 - 8:10pm246
PUB7550.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=247PUB7550.ANational Security LawDycus,StephenHuman rights atrocities in Syria's civil war, Russian threats to annex Crimea, sanctions aimed at Iran's nuclear program, U.S. exit from Afghanistan, and NSA spying on Americans' email and phone calls — these are only a few of the current issues addressed in this course. Lawyers are at the very center of each one. They (and you) will be concerned with international and domestic authorities for the use of military force, covert actions, intelligence gathering at home and abroad, the detention and interrogation of terrorist suspects, homeland security, espionage, and the protection of sensitive government information. Special emphasis is placed on related civil liberties issues. Perspective requirement. Method of evaluation: final exam. AWR: with the approval of the Professor. GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b566MW 12:45 - 2pm247
PUB7500.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=342PUB7500.AFirst Amendment LawTeachout,PeterThis course covers the core issues of free speech, free press, freedom of religion, and the establishment clause. We will discuss important Supreme Court cases dealing with the following topics among others: advocacy of unlawful action; fighting words; hate speech; libel; revelation of private facts; obscenity; pornography; commercial speech; prior restraints; content-based vs. content-neutral restrictions; the public forum doctrine; government speech, including government as educator; reporter's privilege; government as employer; the right not to speak and freedom of association; access to the mass media; broadcasting and content regulation; religious arguments in the lawmaking process; religious symbols in governmental space; prayer in public school; public funding of religious schools; and exemptions and accommodations for the practice of religion. Opportunity will be provided for students to perform one or more practice-oriented exercises. Although this is an elective course, it is strongly recommended that students take it in order to complete their basic understanding of Constitutional Law. Method of Evaluation: Performance on the practice-oriented exercises and on the three-hour in-class exam. With the instructor's permission, students may be able to prepare and submit a paper on a selected topic of First Amendment law in lieu of taking the final exam. GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b566TR 8:30 - 9:45am342
PUB7525.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=343PUB7525.ALegislative ClinicChilds,MicheleLegislationAdmission to the Legislative Clinic is by application open to students who are enrolled or have successfully completed the Legislation course, a prerequisite for this clinic. Legislative clinic students will engage in research and drafting projects in a variety of subject areas of interest to the Vermont General Assembly. Students will also observe floor debate, attend committee hearings, and participate in hearings as needed by the committees. During the semester, each student will follow a bill through the legislative process. Students are required to be in attendance at the General Assembly in Montpelier each week, typically on either Wednesday and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday. The course runs concurrently with the session of the General Assembly, which means that it begins in early January.GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#499f7782-4b33-4821-80b6-26774042c42e;L0|#0499f7782-4b33-4821-80b6-26774042c42e|Skills;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b566343
PUB7500.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=98PUB7500.AFirst Amendment LawTeachout,Peter3.00000000000000Covers the core issues of First Amendment law: free speech, free press, free exercise of religion, the establishment clause, and freedom of association.7500First Amendment LawGP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b566TR 2:10-3:25pm98
PUB7525.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=99PUB7525.ALegislative ClinicHall,DavidLegislation6.00000000000000Provides an opportunity for students to work in a standing committee of the Vermont General Assembly under the supervision of the committee's chair and a legislative counsel.  Students are required to be in attendance at the General Assembly in Montpelier and to complete legal research and drafting projects relating to their committee's pending legislation.  7525Legislative ClinicGP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#db210113-f007-46ea-9cbc-223295da9626;L0|#0db210113-f007-46ea-9cbc-223295da9626|Experiential;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b566M 5:25-8:10pm99
PUB7500http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1883PUB7500First AmendmentTeachout,PeterThis course covers the core issues of free speech, free press, freedom of religion, and the establishment clause. We will discuss important Supreme Court cases dealing with the following topics among others: advocacy of unlawful action; fighting words; hate speech; libel; revelation of private facts; obscenity; pornography; commercial speech; prior restraints; content-based vs. content-neutral restrictions; the public forum doctrine; government speech, including government as educator; reporter’s privilege; government as employer; the right not to speak and freedom of association; access to the mass media; broadcasting and content regulation; religious arguments in the lawmaking process; religious symbols in governmental space; prayer in public school; public funding of religious schools; and exemptions and accommodations for the practice of religion. Opportunity will be provided for students to perform one or more practice-oriented exercises. Although this is an elective course, it is strongly recommended that students take it in order to complete their basic understanding of Constitutional Law. Method of Evaluation: Performance on the practice-oriented exercises and on the three-hour in-class exam. With the instructor’s permission, students may be able to prepare and submit a paper on a selected topic of First Amendment law in lieu of taking the final exam.3.00000000000000GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661883
PUB7510http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1884PUB7510LegislationHall,DavidThis course will focus on the composition and organization of legislatures and the Congress, legislative procedure, and the interpretation of statutes – the legislative product. The course will also explore the extent and limits of legislative powers vis-a-vis the executive and judicial branches of the federal and state governments. This course is actually two courses in one: a course on legal theory, and a course on legal writing. In that vein, it has both a theory component and a practical skills component, both of which are reflected in the weekly assignments. Most weeks students have a reading assignment from the course texts and a drafting exercise to prepare prior to class. Drafting exercises may include fact and legal research memoranda, bills, amendments, and committee presentations. Students who complete this course will establish a strong foundation in the theory and practice of the legislative process, the roles of participants in that process, and improved research, writing, and communication skills.3.00000000000000GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661884
PUB7550http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1885PUB7550National Security LawDycus,StephenLegal and policy developments affecting war, peace, and related civil liberties interests have come quickly in the new Trump administration. These involve immigration and the role of courts in our democracy, the ongoing war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, targeted killing of terrorist suspects, security implications of climate change, cyber warfare, and NSA spying on Americans' email and phone calls. In the fall of 2017 we will focus on these developments as we address international and domestic authorities for the use of military force, intelligence gathering at home and abroad, the detention and interrogation of terrorist suspects, homeland security, espionage, and the protection of sensitive government information3.00000000000000GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48a1885
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PUB SPTC:State & Local Govhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1982PUB SPTC:State & Local GovSPTC:State & LocalMihaly, MarcThe majority of law and policy professionals will operate primarily in arenas controlled by state and local law. This is especially true in a period marked by federal paralysis, where state and local governments are taking the initiative in environmental, social and economic arenas. This course examines the range of state and local government authority, as well the constitutional, statutory and practical limitations on its exercise. The course introduces students to the key elements of public finance, including innovative financing methods for state and local governmental initiatives. Note that an additional one-credit Ex Ad lab will be available focusing on issues of special importance to local government and city attorney practice. Method of evaluation: Take home exam. AWR is available. Prerequisites: None.3.00000000000000GP0|#fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa;L0|#0fba7d1aa-76d9-4957-ac56-0895e16c79aa|Public;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48a1982