JB

James Ballenger

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Law
Department: School of Law
Office location and address
580 Massie Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
LAW 7111: Constitutional Law II:Survey of Civil Liberties
Credits: 3–4
This is a survey of individual rights under the Constitution, excluding equal protection and criminal procedure. The allocation of time to subjects will be somewhat uneven, largely reflecting the interests of the casebook editors.
LAW 7123: Class Actions and Aggregate Litigation
Credits: 3
The course will begin by exploring whether the class action device that allows civil claims to be resolved in the aggregate has proved to be effective for deterring illegal activity and compensating those who suffer from it. Mutually Exclusive with LAW 9132 Class Actions and Complex Litigation seminar.
LAW 8602: Appellate Litigation Clinic (YR)
Credits: 4
This yearlong clinical course provides students the opportunity to brief and argue one or more appeals before a federal appeals court. The rules and procedures applicable in the federal appellate system will be examined. Fundamentals of oral and written appellate advocacy will be discussed, with a focus on each student's individual work project. Prerequisite: 3rd-year Law, LAW 6000, LAW 6003, LAW 6104, and LAW 7071 or LAW 7072 or LAW 7605
LAW 8603: Appellate Litigation Clinic (YR)
Credits: 4
This is the second semester of a yearlong clinical course providing students the opportunity to brief and argue one or more appeals before a federal appeals court. The rules and procedures applicable in the federal appellate system will be examined. Fundamentals of oral and written appellate advocacy will be discussed, with a focus on each student's individual work project. Prerequisite: 3rd-year Law, LAW 6000, LAW 6003, LAW 6104, and LAW 7071 or LAW 7072 or LAW 7605
LAW 8810: Directed Research
Credits: 1
Eligible students receive credit for serving as research assistants supervised by selected law school faculty members.
LAW 8811: Independent Research
Credits: 1
This course is a semester-long independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member.
LAW 8812: Independent Research
Credits: 2
This course is a semester-long independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member
LAW 8813: Independent Research
Credits: 3
This course is a semester-long independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member.
LAW 8818: Independent Research (YR)
This course is the first semester of a yearlong independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member.
LAW 8819: Independent Research (YR)
Credits: 3
This course is the second semester of a yearlong independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member.