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Register Now for Summer Courses at Rutgers Law School

Registration is underway for the Summer Session at Rutgers School of Law–Newark. Consider signing up for one of our courses if you’re a student at Rutgers or at another ABA-accredited law school who is looking to earn credits towards graduation – or a

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practicing attorney needing an edge in today’s difficult legal marketplace. The classes are affordably priced and cover a range of practice areas and skills, and the professors are recognized experts in the topics. New Jersey Practice, for example, is taught by a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee, and the Intensive Trial Advocacy skills program is led by the founding director of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute.

Summer Session offers a variety of upper-level courses for law students who have completed the first-year program or its equivalent. Students can, for example, gain an in-depth understanding of New Jersey civil practice law; become familiar with the procedural issues confronting U.S. lawyers who practice international law; or practice transactional law in Rutgers’ renowned clinics, learning the key legal services needed by start-up non-profits and small businesses. Students hoping to practice in the entertainment industry might want to study Entertainment Law & Business, while those interested in learning the range of dispute resolution techniques increasingly in use within and outside the courts should consider taking Alternative Dispute Resolution. The Street Law Seminar focuses on teaching how to communicate basic legal concepts to young people and how they apply in everyday situations.

Most classes are held in the evening, so students can experience clerkship, internship, and other summer employment opportunities in the New York metropolitan area while still earning credit toward graduation. The eight-week term (Monday, May 17th through Tuesday, July 20th) should satisfy any residency requirements that a visiting student’s home law school imposes. (Legal Research & Writing II, open only to Rutgers School of Law–Newark first-year evening students, begins on May 10th.)

Summer Session courses are taught by accomplished professors who teach the same subject matter during the academic year. Senior Assistant Dean Andrew Rothman, for example, is both co-author of The Handbook of Civil Practice in the Courts of New Jersey and a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee. As the State Bar exam for the last few years has required an essay on New Jersey rules of civil procedure, students who plan to take the New Jersey Bar in July of 2010 should especially consider registering for his New Jersey Practice class.

John Kettle (Entertainment Law & Business, Copyright & Trademark) supervises the IP and entertainment law clinical work at the law school and teaches courses in Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Contract Law. He is former chair of the New York State Bar Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section and former chair of the New Jersey State Bar Entertainment & Arts Law Committee.

William Schroeder (Transnational Litigation & Dispute Resolution) is special counsel with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. He is part of the firm’s Litigation Group and has represented both U.S. and non-U.S. corporate clients on a wide variety of litigation and regulatory matters.

A.S. Cohen (Alternate Dispute Resolution) concentrates his practice in private and public sector labor, employment, and employee benefits law. He is listed in Woodward & White’s Best Lawyers in America.

Jeffrey Mandel (Appellate Advocacy) is the author of New Jersey Appellate Practice. He is also a former Appellate Division law clerk, has argued several cases before the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and is a member of the State Bar Appellate Practice Committee.

Alycia Guichard (Street Law Seminar) is director and New Jersey Bar Fellow for the Street Law Program.

Special Session

For the first time Summer Session is offering three intensive, short-term classes during the daytime: Legislative Research, which will be taught in three four-hour sessions on May 10th, 11th and 14th; the five-day Intensive Trial Advocacy, which will take place from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm from May 17th – May 21st; and Intensive Deposition Advocacy, scheduled from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm on May 25th, 26th and 27th.

Both Intensive Trial Advocacy and Intensive Deposition Advocacy will provide continuing legal education credits. The five-day mock trial advocacy skills course will focus on the skills needed to present a case to a jury, whether in the civil or criminal context, while the three-day mock deposition course will focus on developing and enhancing the skills necessary to effectively conduct and defend a deposition. Practicing attorneys register for these two courses at http://law.newark.rutgers.edu/IPEreg. Anyone seeking academic credit for these courses must register at http://law.newark.rutgers.edu/students/summer-2010-registration.

These two courses, offered through the law school’s new Institute for Professional Education, will be led by Andrew Rossner, who has been actively involved in teaching trial advocacy for more than 20 years and who has developed curricula and course and teaching materials on trial advocacy skills, deposition skills, examination of experts skills, and evidentiary issues at trial.

For full details about the Summer Session and to register go to http://law.newark.rutgers.edu/students/summer-2010-registration.
For information about Rutgers–Newark Summer Session undergraduate classes, go to http://summer.newark.rutgers.edu/