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I am currently teaching the
PS 2120 Mediation
PS 2440 Introduction to
the Law and the Legal System
PS 3490 Alternative
PS 3530 Legal Writing
PS 4010 Paralegal
PS 4040 Pre-Law
PS 4390 Special Topics -
PS 2120 Mediation Procedure. ( Fall
terms. One credit. Prerequisite: P S 2440 or by
permission of the department.) This course if for students that are
interested in developing skills as a mediator and as an advocate in mediation
settings. This course includes a heavy component of practical application of
theories, methods, and ethical considerations
of mediation. Participation in intercollegiate mediation competition. May be
for up to four hours of credit. Grading is on a Pass/Fail basis.
PS 2440 Introduction to
the Legal System. (Fall, Spring and Summer terms. Three credits. Prerequisite: P S
2010). A general introduction to the U.S. federal legal system and its law with a focus on the judicial branch.
PS 3490 Alternative Dispute
Resolution. (Fall terms. Three credits. Prerequisite: P S 2440 or by permission
of the department.) Theory, methods, and ethical components of
alternative dispute resolution (ADR); emphasis on various forms of mediation,
but including other ADR formats such as arbitration, negotiation, and summary
PS 3530 Legal Writing and Research.
(Spring terms. Three credits.) This is a specialized research and
composition course for students planning to attend law school or students
enrolled in a paralegal program of study. The course involves on-hands legal
research and writing in a variety of legal situations.
PS 4010 Paralegal Internship. Three
credits. Supervised work in a law office or agency as a paralegal assistant.
PS 4040 Pre-Law Internship. Three
credits. Prerequisites: Senior standing, competitive selection, P S 2440, or
by permission of the department. Familiarizes pre-law students with general law
office procedures and an active law environment.
PS 4390 Special Topics in Political Science. Three credits. Prerequisite: P
S 2010 and 2440 or permission of the department. An in-depth study of a
special topic significant in contemporary political developments or
political science literature. May be taken more than once, as topics change,
with up to six credit hours applied to a Political Science major. Some
recent special topics courses that I have taught include The Hermeneutics of
Judicial Decision-making and Poverty Law.