University Offices will open at 10:00 a.m. on December 10.
Professor Powell's constitutional law exam is unaffected by the University's delayed opening. The exam will be administered at 1:00 p.m.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kimberly Ballard, Assistant Dean for Student Life, or Tim Hall, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
The following Spring 2014 courses are being canceled due to low enrollment:
Taxation of Partnerships and LLCs
Bankruptcy Practice and Procedure
Students enrolled in these courses have been notified via email. Affected students who would like advice regarding the impact of these changes on their Spring schedules should contact Associate Dean Hall or Assistant Dean Ballard.
Professor Powell has asked that the following course description for the Spring 2014 seminar in Critical Race Theory be made available to students.
"Critical Race Theory ("CRT") questions the very foundations of the liberal order, including equality theory, legal reasoning, Enlightenment rationalism, and neutral principles of constitutional law." Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, CRITICAL RACE THEORY: AN INTRODUCTION 3 (NYU Press 2001). Advancing an interdisciplinary approach to critique the law and its role in preserving structural inequality, CRT focuses on analyzing several recurrent themes in the law: (i) interest convergence (the concept that any "progess" on racial issues is purely the product of whether it contributes to the status quo of inequality); (ii) revisionist history (a critique of how history has been de-contextualized to advance a distorted historical narrative of America's racial progress); (iii) colorblindness and post-racialism (a critique of "neutrality" and the role it plays in the maintenance of systemic subordination of people of color); and (iv) structural determinism (the proposition that racism is structural and adaptable so that societal change is incremental and limited). These principles will be applied and discussed in a variety of contexts.
UCC Article 2 Sales is tested on the bar examination with Contracts. Although the Contracts course includes some coverage of Article 2, the Sales course offered in the spring semester 2014 reviews and expands that coverage. This two-credit hour course primarily covers Article 2 of the UCC—sales of goods. There is some coverage of Article 2A—leases of goods and the convention on international sales of goods (CISG). Contact Professor Nowka if you have questions regarding the course.
For those students interested in, but who have not yet registered for, the Spring 2014 course in Taxation of LLCs and Partnerships, adjunct professor Darby Smith would like students to know that he will treat Federal Income Taxation of Individuals as a co-requisite, rather than as a pre-requisite. Thus, students enrolled in Federal Income Taxation of Individuals in the Spring semester are also eligible to enroll in Taxation of LLCs and Partnerships.
Professor Smith has also provided a draft of the course syllabus for the information of students who may be interested in the course and want to see the intended course coverage. That syllabus is attached to this page.