Course Descriptions F-J
Course Descriptions L-Z

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Name Cr. Description
9200:621 Accounting & Finance from a Lawyer's Perspective 3 Prerequisite: None.  A study of the underlying assumptions and principles of financial information prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and the evaluation of such information in terms of its significance to users of such information.  (May be taken for letter grade or credit/noncredit.)
9200:622 Administration of Criminal Justice 3 Prerequisite: None. Administration of criminal justice relating processes of criminal law to objectives of criminal correction.  Effects of federal constitutional provisions on criminal procedure.
9200:623 Administrative Law 3 Prerequisite: None.  An examination of the role and operation of government agencies, including the procedures agencies are required to follow, public participation and hearing requirements, and the standards and mechanisms governing judicial review of agency decisions.
9200:673 Advanced Legal Applications 3 This course is designed to enhance student ability to prepare for the bar exam, and to provide students with an understanding of the critical skills, techniques, and strategies necessary to pass the bar examination.  This course is a pre-preparatory course intended to supplement and compliment, not replace, commercial bar preparation courses.
9200:618 Advanced Legal Research * 1 Prerequisites: 619, 620 and completion of 28 credit hours.  The purpose of this course is to further develop the legal research skills of law students beyond basic legal research to prepare them for the practice of law, by covering legal research materials in greater depth and by introducing students to specialized legal sources.
9200:695 Advocacy Teams (FALL) 1 or 2 Prerequisites: None. Practice training in legal advocacy.  Each person enrolled for credit will be required, at a minimum, to do substantial research on the problem and participate in practice rounds for oral presentations.  The faculty advisor of the relevant team will decide whether the team will receive 1 or 2 credits, with final approval residing in the Director of Competitions.  Total credits for courses Advocacy Teams (694 and 695) not to exceed (4) credit hours.
9200:694 Advocacy Teams (SPRING) 1 or 2 Prerequisites: None. Practice training in legal advocacy.  Each person enrolled for credit will be required, at a minimum, to do substantial research on the problem and participate in practice rounds for oral presentations.  The faculty advisor of the relevant team will decide whether the team will receive 1 or 2 credits, with final approval residing in the Director of Competitions.  Total credits for courses Advocacy Teams (694 and 695) not to exceed (4) credit hours.
9200:642 Alternative Dispute Resolution 2 or 3 Prerequisite: None.  A survey of the alternatives to litigation available for solving disputes.  
9200:825 Antitrust Law 3 Prerequisite: None.  Fundamentals of antitrust; questions of evidence in price fixing and boycotts under the Sherman Act, resale restrictions and tie-ins, scope of antitrust law and certain exemptions.
9200:689 Appellate Advocacy 1 Prerequisite: 688. Development of skills in written legal analysis through performance of drafting assignments, including preparation of a written exposition on a proposed solution to a drafting problem.
9200:635 Bankruptcy Law 3 Recommended: 629.  Provisional remedies and enforcement of judgments.  Fraudulent coveyances.  Gneral assignments for benefit of creditors.  Creditor's agreements.  Bankruptcy.
9200:626 Basic Business Associations 3 Prerequisite: None.  Vicarious liability.  Employment relationships and scope.  Authority and apparent authority.  Misrepresentation by an agent.  Undisclosed principal.  Ratification.  Elements of partnership and other unincorporated business associations.
9200:814 Current Policy Issues Affecting Intellectual Property Law 2 to 3 Study of current policy issues affecting intellectual property law and practice.
9200:601 Civil Procedure I * 3 Personal and subject matter jurisdiction; venue; ascertaining the applicable law; rulemaking; pleading; motions; joinder of claims and parties; discovery; pretrial; trial; judgments; appellate review; res judicata and collateral estoppel.
9200:602 Civil Procedure II * 3 Prerequisite: 601. Continuation of 601.  Personal and subject matter jurisdiction; venue; ascertaining the applicable law; rulemaking; pleading; motions; joinder of claims and parties; discovery; pretrial; trial; judgments; appellate review; res judicata and collateral estoppel.
9200:696 Clinical Seminar I 2 to 3 Prerequisites: Successful completion of 28 credit hours and permission of Clinical coordinator.  Application of legal knowledge to practical problems in supervised public law office contexts.  May be taken independently of 697.  Credit for 696, 697 not to exceed six (6) credits and may not be repeated.
9200:697 Clinical Seminar II 2 to 3 Prerequisite: 696. Continuation of 696.
9200:809 Complex IP Litigation 3 An introduction to special problems in litigating patent claims.
9200:603 Constitutional Law I * 3 Prerequisite: None.  Governmental authority and its distribution under the Constitution with an introduction to individual rights and liberties.
9200:604 Constitutional Law II * 3 Prerequisite: 603.  Continuation of 603, rights, privileges and immunities under the Constitution.
9200:605 Contracts I * 1 to 4 Nature and purposes of contract law.  Formation. Consideration. Contractual alternatives. Reality of consent. Capacity. Statute of Frauds. Construction. Breach and associated remedies. Resolution of disputes. Discharge of obligations. Third party interests.
9200:606 Contracts II * 1 to 4 Prerequisite: 605. Continuation of 605.  
9200:624 Contracts Law/Writing Lab 2 This course addresses how to: become an active reader and learner; monitor learning and self-correct; prepare for and take essay and multiple choice exams; prepare a course study outline; synthesize and formulate a rule of law from one or more legal authorities; place a rule in a rule-structure; analyze application of the rule to a set of facts; and organize legal discussions of that analysis.
9200:803 Copyright Law 3 A study of the law and policy protecting intellectual property through copyright, and enforcing and licensing copyrights.
9200:641 Corporate Taxation I 3 Prerequisite:  640.  Survey of federal income tax law applicable to corporations.
9200:633 Corporations 3 Prerequisite:  None.  An introduction to the law relating to the typical American enterprise.  Principal emphasis is on financing, control,  management and regulation of corporations, both publicly owned and closely held.
9200:607 Criminal Law * 3 Prerequisite:  None.  Nature and source of criminal liability studied in light of modern developments.  The act.  Mental conditions requisite to criminal responsibility.  Specific crimes and defenses thereto.
9200:682 Elder Law 3 This course gives students an introduction to the many areas of law that come into play in representing older clients. Examination of common ethical and professionalism issues. Topics include age discrimination, health care, housing, property management and elder abuse
9200:655 Election Law 3 Prerequisite: 604. Examines the legal environment for political campaigns. Topics include historical background, legal foundation, voting rights, filing requirements, campaign finance and political advertising.
9200:637 Employment Discrimination 3 Prerequisite: None.  Legal developments, primarily federal, affecting discrimination in employment.
9200:651 Employment Law 3 Prerequisite:  None.  Developments in employment law: legislation, regulations, judicial decisions, and changes in the social and economic structure of the workplace.
9200:882 Entertainment Law 3 Covers the law and business of the entertainment industries.  It also examines recent national and international developments and trends in the entertainment industries.
9200:661 Environmental Law 3 Prerequisite:  None.  An examination of major federal environmental statutes and pollution control programs, common law remedies for environmental damage, and policy issues involved in decisions concerning the environment.
9200:639 Estate & Gift Taxation 3 Prerequisite: None.  A survey of federal estate and gift taxation; relation between federal income tax and federal taxes on gratuitous transfers; the place of federal taxes in estate planning.
9200:608 Evidence * 3 Prerequisite:  None.  Covers basic evidence law with emphasis on the Federal Rules of Evidence and state rules patterned thereon.
9200:687 Expert Evidence 3 Course designed to give the student extensive practice in solving difficult evidence problems involving the use of experts.