2017-18 Bulletin of the Duke University School of Law

Curriculum 75 677. Duke Law in DC: Rethinking Federal Regulation. This course is open to students participating in the Duke in DC integrated externship program. The Rethinking Federal Regulation course is a graded 4-credit weekly class that focuses on trends in regulatory philosophy, competing models for regulation, the nature of administrative rulemaking and enforcement of rules and regulations, and some of the sources of regulatory dysfunction. Students will develop critical analysis skills that are necessary to evaluate federal regulatory law, and will produce a 30-page final paper for the course. This course is open to second and third year law students, by permission only. Instructor: Roady. 4 units. 679. Duke Law in DC: Externship. This 9 credit externship is one of three components of the Duke Law in DC experience, which also includes a seminar course and a substantial research paper. With the support of the Externship Administration, students seek and secure a full-time externship position with a non-profit or government agency or office in Washington, D.C. Duke Law in DC externship students have the opportunity to gain substantial hands-on experience in order to advance their academic and professional development while working under the supervision of an attorney on high-quality real life work assignments. The Duke Law in DC Program is open to second and third year law students with permission only. Instructor: Anne Gordon. 9 units. 610. Law Domestic Study Away. Variable credit. International LLM Program Courses 190. Distinctive Aspects of United States Law. This course will introduce international students to several of the distinctive aspects of U.S. law in the context of international business disputes litigated in U.S. courts. Focus of the course will be on civil litigation, the discovery process under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the use of expert witnesses by parties, class actions, the civil jury, and punitive damages. Instructor: Metzloff. 2 units. 195. Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing for International Students. A research and writing tutorial designed to introduce international students to the techniques of case and statutory analysis as well as the tools and methods of legal research. Instructor: Idzelis, Lile-King, Reger, or Stuart. 2 units. 212. Law, Language, and Culture. A four-week intensive course which will introduce international students to legal English, the American legal system, and the law school experience. Through small-group class interaction, encounters with lawyers, judges, and teachers, visits to classrooms, courtrooms and law firms, and interaction with popular media, students will learn to read and begin to produce good legal writing, to study and understand American law, and to make the best possible use of their American law school experiences. Instructor: Idzelis. 0 units. 699. Continuation SJD. 0 units. 700. SJD Research. SJD Research. Variable credit. Master of Laws, Law and Entrepreneurship Courses 409. Entrepreneurship Immersion. Entrepreneurship Immersion provides students with concentrated exposure to the legal, business and regulatory aspects of early-stage company formation. In partnership with Duke in Silicon Valley, the class takes place in the summer before 2L year for all JD/LLMLE students. The practical application of entrepreneurial skills is paired with classroom instruction each day in the range of business and legal issues likely to be encountered by practitioners. The course addresses the major areas each start-up must consider, from the various perspectives of company founders, investors, customers, and lawyers who represent each constituency. Instructor: Faculty. 4 units. 631. LLMLE Capstone Project. LLMLE student/faculty research, writing and/or field work. Instructor: Faculty. 2 units. 632. LLMLE Practicum. This Practicum will allow students to work in specialized fields of study that are designed to give students supervised practical application of a previously or concurrently studied theory. 5 units. 634. LLMLE Practicum for 3L JD-LLMLEs. This Practicum will allow students to work in specialized fields of study that are designed to give students supervised practical application of a previously or concurrently studied theory. Instructor: Frey. 3 units. 778. Law and Entrepreneurship. This perspective course serves as an anchor for the LLM-LE program. In addition to giving students a theoretical framework through which to understand the relationship of entrepreneurship and law, the course will feature regular opportunities to learn directly from entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial lawyers. Instructor: Frey. 2 units. Wintersession Courses 803. Valuation: How to Determine Economic Worth. Examining appropriate methods for valuing business enterprises with an emphasis on the maturity, uniqueness, and future growth prospects of individual entities. Big picture approach to highlight wide variety of valuation techniques without getting lost in spreadsheets. Team projects to understand worth, negotiate value, and assess how value was derived in an actual M&A transaction. Instructor: Faculty. 0.5 units. 805. The Evolution of the Banking Sector. We will examine how the banking sector, ranging from investment banks to community banks, have been forced to alter their business models in response to intensified regulation and new economic realities. Specifically, how Dodd-Frank has impacted such institutions’ regulatory requirements, capital strategies, and long term viability. Using examples involving securitization and real estate lending, we shall compare and contrast the old norm versus the new reality. Instructor: Faculty. 0.5 units. 809. Litigation Strategy in the Corporate Context. This course will explore the intersection of counseling and litigation, focusing on the litigator’s role in broader corporate strategy and the ways in which businesses, funds, and other entities use litigation both offensively and defensively to achieve goals beyond what is set forth in the pleadings. Using recent examples from the field of mergers and acquisitions, we will identify and critique prevalent procedural devices, methods, and arguments with an eye towards understanding how clients rely on