University of Pittsburgh
Term: Spring Term 2011-12 (2124)
Catalog Number: 5835
Class Number: 26307
Room: LAW 118.
Class Schedule:
  • Th 2:30 pm -4:20 pm
  • Instructor: George H. Pike
    Type: Seminar
    Credits: 3.0 Credits (2.0 classroom contact, 1.0 field)
    Catalog Requirements: Upper-Level Writing, "W" Writing.
    Enrollment Limit: 15.
    Priority: Seminar - 3rd Year Priority

    Course Description from Course Catalog 5835


    The course will meet once a week for two hours (officially, 1 hour and 50 minutes) per week. Additional activities to justify the award of three credits will include group activity to work on a “case-study” style evaluation project to review a proposed fair use of copyrighted work (a hypothetical or based-on-real-life situation), draft litigation documents (complaint and answer), and prepare a summary judgment motion and response. Students will also be assigned (in teams of 2 or 3 depending on the number of students) to be the “discussion leaders” for several of the class sessions. Additional evaluation will be through a written paper on a topic of the student’s choosing, and a presentation of their paper in class. The final seminar grade will be based on all of these elements.

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