( * required class )
9200:638, three credits
Prerequisite: None. Main areas of family law of marriage, divorce, marital property, domestic violence, support, parenting, assisted reproduction, and custody. Includes jurisdiction and conflicts of law, constitutionality of family rights, mediation, and lawyering skills.Major areas of family law; theories that have influenced its development. Functions performed by various agencies which seek to effect a non-judicial settlement of domestic problems. Adoption.
Federal Jurisdiction and Procedure
9200:643, three credits
Prerequisite: 602. Congress, the federal courts and the Constitution; appellate and collateral review; federal question, diversity and admiralty cases; sovereign immunity, abstention and enjoining state actions; choice of law; federal common law.
Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Law
9200:700, three credits
An introduction to the policies underlying the protection of intellectual property, and to the major methods of intellectual property protection (patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secrets) and the types of intellectual property each is suited to.
General Writing Requirement *
9200:610, zero credit, credit/non-credit
Prerequisite: None. The General Writing Requirement is a 0 credit hour course required for graduation. This course may be repeated. Students must follow the rules and guidelines as outlined in the "General Writing Requirement ("GWR") Standards Requirements" available on the School of Law website.
Health Care Law
9200:646, one - three credits
Prerequisite: None. This course explores the physician-patient relationship, first working through issues in healthcare quality, cost and access and then examining issues in licensure and the framework for medical malpractice suits, including the doctrinal and evidentiary dimensions of this specialized litigation.
9200:699, one - three credits
Prerequisite: None. The study of the law and processes governing immigration, naturalization and deportation.
Individual Studies and Research
9200:698, two or three credits
Prerequisite: Permission of Associate Dean. (May be repeated for a total of six credits) With permission of Associate Dean, special problems, projects or research may be taken for credit under supervision of member of faculty. The paper for this course must have a minimum length of thirty (30) pages if taken for two (2) credits or a minimum length of forty-five (45) pages if taken for three (3) credits; unless the instructor approves an alternative form appropriate to the project. This course may be used to satisfy the General Writing Requirement. Except under rare and compelling circumstances, this course may not be taken to write a research paper on a subject on which the school offers a course which provides the student an opportunity to pursue that area of study.
9200:640, three credits
Prerequisite: None. Survey of federal income tax laws applicable to individuals.
9200:648, three credits
Prerequisite: None. Legal principles of insurance of person and property, including insurable interest, measure of recovery, subrogation, rights of assignees and beneficiaries, warranty, concealment, representation and fraud. Adjustment of claims. Regulation.
Intellectual Property Litigation
9200:709, three credits
An introduction to special problems in litigating intellectual property claims.
International Copyright Law
9200:717, one or three credits
Study of major treaties and agreements affecting the international practice of copyright law.
International Intellectual Property Law
9200:706, three credits
A study of the major conventions governing the protection of intellectual property internationally and of current policy issues in the field.
9200:649, three credits
Prerequisite: None. This is the basic course in international law. General topics include sources of and actors in international law, the relationship between international and domestic law, and the general rights and obligations arising from state sovereignty. The course then turns to more specific topics that may include human rights, international humanitarian law, use of force, and international trade.
International Patent Law
9200:716, one or three credits
Study of major treaties and agreements affecting the international practice of patent law.
International Trademark Law
9200:718, one or three credits
Study of major treaties and agreements affecting the international practice of trademark law.
Introduction to Law and Legal Systems *
9200:609, one credit
Prerequisite: None. Orients the beginning law student to the study of law, the United States legal system, and law in a broad context. Provides students with a framework within which to understand the basic premises of our system of law, both substantive and procedural, and the ways in which law is made, developed and applied, as well as the choices inherent in formulating law and a legal system.
9200:647, three credits
Prerequisite: None. Study of laws relating to juveniles (neglect, dependency, and delinquency).
( * required class )