New law school intersession offers intensive study opportunities

The School of Law will be introducing an intersession from Jan. 7-11, 2008, allowing upper-level students to take a one-unit short course in a subject that enriches their curriculum. Noted judges, practicing attorneys, professors and other legal professionals will teach these classes.

“The January Intersession Program offers us a valuable opportunity to invite distinguished visitors to the law school and allows students to explore a narrow topic in depth with experts in the field,” says Tomea Mayer Mersmann, J.D., associate dean for strategic initiatives.

“We are thrilled with the interest in teaching this program from members of the judiciary and distinguished practitioners. The courses they have developed are substantive and engaging,” she said.

Intersession offerings include: “Problems in Corporate Law”; “The Supreme Court in Wartime: World War II Through the War on Terrorism”; “WTO Law and East Asia”; “Chapter 11 Strategies for the Business Lawyer”; “Introduction to Intellectual Property”; “Introduction to Law Firm Practice”; and “Negotiation.”

Graduate students from other disciplines are welcome to attend the courses. Registration will begin in October.

For more information, contact the law school registrar’s office at 935-4610 or visit