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2013 Winter Session Classes Open to Visiting Law Students

November 15, 2012 – 

Law students who attend another ABA-accredited law school can use their winter break to earn credits toward graduation by registering for the 2013 Winter Session at Rutgers School of Law–Newark. Classes will take place during the first week of January.

Intensive Deposition Advocacy, Legal and Administrative Research, and Non-Profit Corporations and Tax-Exempt Organizations, which is taught in the Dominican Republic as part of a service trip, are offered to students who have completed the first-year program or its equivalent at an ABA-accredited law school. 

Intensive Deposition Advocacy, which will be held from 9 am to 5:30 pm on Monday, January 7th, through Thursday, January 10th, is an advanced civil practice course focusing on planning for discovery depositions through analysis of legal, factual, and persuasive theories as well as witness psychology, conducting information-gathering and admission-seeking depositions, defending depositions through ethical witness preparation, making appropriate objections, and dealing with obstreperous opponents. Participants will have opportunities to perform in a simulated deposition setting, followed by individual faculty critique.

Legal and Administrative Research, which will run from 1 pm to 5 pm on Monday, January 7th, through Thursday, January 10th, will consist of online lectures and quizzes (one-third of class time) and in-class, hands-on training in research methods. Students will learn to use research as a tool for legal advocacy and study the theory and methodology of performing legislative and administrative law research. The course will focus on both federal and state materials. Each student will produce a legal memorandum that analyzes the legislative history of a particular statute and its associated regulations. 

Non-Profit Corporations and Tax-Exempt Organizations will cover the organization, management and governance of such corporations; the indirect subsidy of tax exemption; the scope of charity, both nationally and internationally; and the consequences of such organizations engaging in commercial activities. Taught in the Dominican Republic, the course partners Rutgers Law School with UMDNJ and Cambiando Vidas, a 501(c)(3) modeled on Habitat for Humanity that operates principally in inland D.R. Students will spend mornings building a home and afternoons and evenings in the classroom. The class will use the case study as its focal point, examining Cambiando Vidas itself, and will explore developing two new organizations in partnership with the other student group participating in the program. If you are interested in this class, contact Dean Rothman (arothman@kinoy.rutgers.edu) as soon as possible, as space is very limited. 

Registration instructions for visiting students can be found at http://law.newark.rutgers.edu/visiting-student-winter-session-2013-registration.