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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIRED COURSES SECTION
UNDER DOCTOR OF JURISPRUDENCE, CURRICULUM
OF THE LAW SCHOOL CATALOG, 2004-2006

 

Dean William C. Powers of the School of Law has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposal changes in the required courses section under Doctor of Jurisprudence, curriculum of The Law School Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the school and the dean approved the proposed changes on December 10, 2002. The dean submitted the changes to the secretary on October 13, 2003. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on November 10, 2003, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on November 10, 2003. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on November 18, 2003, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by noon on December 1, 2003.


<signed>

John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on November 19, 2003. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIRED COURSES SECTION
UNDER DOCTOR OF JURISPRUDENCE, CURRICULUM
OF THE LAW SCHOOL CATALOG, 2004-2006

On page 54 of The Law School Catalog, 2002-2004 under the section, Required Courses in the Doctor of Jurisprudence, Curriculum make the following changes.


Curriculum

Required Courses

The following courses are required: Law [321,] 421[,] or [621] 521; 423 or 523; 427 or 527; 431 or 531; [332]132 or 232; 433 or 533; 434 or 534; 181C, 281C, 381C, or 481C; 285 or 385; 397S; and such other courses as the dean and faculty of the School of Law may specify. In addition to the required first-year courses, each first-year student must take one elective. Elective courses that are open to first-year students are identified in the course schedule published each semester by the School of Law. To avoid scholastic difficulty, the student should complete all required work except the seminar before the final semester.


Rationale:
 
1. The faculty believes that Contracts should be a one-semester course like all the other substantive law courses. This allows the first-year students to take an additional course.
2. With Contracts being a one-semester course, first-year students must now take an elective during the second semester. This allows them to explore the curriculum and sample something other than a basic law course.
3. Legal Research and Writing is being changed from a two-credit, one-semester course taken in the spring to two one-credit courses, with one taken in the fall and the second one in the spring. It is important that the students start taking this basic course in the fall semester instead of waiting until the spring semester.