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LAW 6000Civil Procedure (4)
This course covers the procedures courts use in deciding lawsuits that do not involve criminal misconduct. Much of it is concerned with the process of litigation in trial courts, from the initial documents called pleadings, through the pre-trial process, especially the process of discovery in which parties obtain information from one another, to trial itself.
LAW 6001Constitutional Law (4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course is an introduction to the structure of the U.S. Constitution and the rights and liberties it defines. Judicial review, federalism, congressional powers and limits, the commerce clause, and the 10th Amendment are covered, as are the equal protection and due process clauses.
LAW 6002Contracts (4)
This course examines the legal obligations that attach to promises made in a business contract or otherwise, including the remedies that may be available for promises that are not kept. The course examines the legal requirements for enforceable contracts, including consideration, consent and conditions, and the effect of fraud, mistake, unconscionability, and impossibility.
LAW 6003Criminal Law (3)
This course explores the basic principles of Anglo-American criminal law, including the constituent elements of criminal offenses, the necessary predicates for criminal liability, the major concepts of justification and excuse, and the conditions under which offenders can be liable for attempt. Major emphasis is placed on the structure and interpretation of modern penal codes.
LAW 6004Legal Research and Writing I (1)
This is the first semester of the yearlong basic skills course in the first-year curriculum covering fundamental legal research techniques, two styles of legal writing, and oral advocacy. In this first semester, students complete various research and citation exercises and write three office memoranda of increasing length and complexity.
LAW 6005Legal Research and Writing II (YR) (2)
Offered
Spring 2023
This is the second semester of the yearlong basic skills course in the first-year curriculum covering fundamental legal research techniques, two styles of legal writing, and oral advocacy. In this second semester, students write an appellate brief and present an appellate oral argument before a panel of alumni, faculty, and Dillard Fellows (upperclass teaching assistants).
LAW 6006Property (4)
Offered
Spring 2023
The course is a general introduction to property concepts and different types of property interests, particularly real property. The course surveys present and future estates in land, ownership and concurrent ownership. Leasehold interests, gifts and bequests, covenants and servitudes, conveyancing, various land use restrictions, eminent domain, and intellectual and personal property issues are also considered.
LAW 6007Torts (4)
The course examines liability for civil wrongs that do not arise out of contract. It explores three standards of conduct: liability for intentional wrongdoing, negligence, and liability without fault, or strict liability, and other issues associated with civil liability, such as causation, damages, and defenses. Battery, medical malpractice, products liability, and tort reform will also be covered.
LAW 6100Accounting: Understanding and Analyzing Financial Statements (2)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course is the first half of the combined four-credit Accounting/Corporate Finance course. This course provides an understanding of the concepts of financial accounting and published financial statements.
LAW 6101Corporate Finance (2)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course is the second half of the combined four-credit Accounting/Corporate Finance course. The central theme is understanding the sources of value for the firm from the perspective of the manager who must make financing choices (sources of funds) and investment choices (uses of funds) to maximize the value of the firm.
LAW 6102Administrative Law (3 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course covers the role of agencies in the constitutional structure and their operations. Topics include the nondelegation doctrine, executive appointment and removal power, the legislative veto as well as the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and other sources of law that regulate and structure the authority of agencies to determine the rights and responsibilities of the public. Prerequisite: LAW 6001-Constitutional Law
LAW 6103Corporations (4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course considers the formation and operation of corporations and compares corporations to other business forms. It examines the roles and duties of those who control businesses and the power of investors to influence and litigate against those in control. The course also addresses the special problems of closely held corporations and issues arising out of mergers and attempts to acquire firms. The course uses both new tools derived from the corporate finance and related literature and traditional tools to explore a wide range of phenomena and transactions associated with the modern business enterprise.
LAW 6104Evidence (3 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2023
The course will cover questions of relevance, hearsay, privilege, and expert testimony, among others, and it will focus largely on problems arising in concrete factual settings, as opposed to traditional case analysis. Major emphasis will be placed on the Federal Rules of Evidence, which now apply in the courts of roughly 40 states as well as the federal system.
LAW 6105Federal Courts (3 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course is about the federal judicial system and its relationship to various other decision-makers, including Congress and the state courts. We will examine the jurisdiction of the federal courts; the elements of a justiciable case or controversy; the role of state law and so-called "federal common law" in federal courts; implied causes of action; and state sovereign immunity.
LAW 6106Federal Income Tax (3 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course will concentrate on the provisions that apply to all taxpayers, with particular concern for the taxation of individuals. The course is intended to provide grounding in such fundamental areas as the concept of income, income exclusions and exemptions, non-business deductions, deductions for business expenses, basic tax accounting, assignment of income, and capital gains and losses.
LAW 6107International Law (2 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This is the introductory course in public (government-to-government) international law. Topics include the International Court of Justice, the United Nations, recognition and statehood, diplomatic immunity, sovereign immunity, the law of the sea, torture, the Geneva and Hague Conventions, treaties, the European Union, and the World Trade Organization.
LAW 6108Civil Rights and Antidiscrimination Law (4)
This course probes the fundamental frameworks of civil rights and anti-discrimination law.
Course was offered Fall 2022
LAW 6109Corporations (Law & Business) (4)
This course considers the formation and operation of corporations and will compare corporations to other business forms. It will examine the roles and duties of those who control businesses and the power of investors to influence and litigate against those in control. The course will also address the special problems of closely held corporations and issues arising out of mergers and attempts to acquire firms.
LAW 6112Environmental Law (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
In Environmental Law, we address pollution control under the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts as well as natural resource protection under the National Environmental Policy Act and Endangered Species Act. Although the primary focus will be on federal law, we will also explore some local, state and international dimensions.
LAW 6113Introduction to Law and Business (2)
Offered
Spring 2023
This class offers an introduction to transactional legal practice at the intersection of law and business. The course topics include initial entity formation, an overview of alternative fundraising transactions, and an examination of several other complex contracting transactions. Both legal and business considerations will be discussed.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2021
LAW 7000Admiralty (3)
This course examines the basic substantive and procedural doctrines in federal admiralty law and compares them to analogous doctrines in other areas of law. Topics include: jurisdiction in admiralty, carriage of goods by sea, salvage, general average, collision, maritime torts for personal injury and death and environmental law on navigable waters.
LAW 7001Cybersecurity Law and Policy (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course examines legal and policy challenges stemming from rapidly evolving cybersecurity threats. The objective of the course is to contextualize cybersecurity threats and responses to them in a national and international law framework, while also recognizing the limits of current law, the need for further policy evolution, and the real-world impacts of different legal and policy options. No technical knowledge is required.
Course was offered Spring 2010
LAW 7002Agency, Partnership, and LLCs (3 - 4)
This course deals with the agency relationship and its consequences, focusing on such topics as contractual authority, vicarious liability, and fiduciary obligation. Using litigated cases, students will learn how to help clients structure their affairs in a manner consistent with their business goals, including minimizing unwanted liability.
LAW 7003Alternative Dispute Resolution (2)
This course covers dispute resolution processes alternative to litigation, including negotiation, mediation, mini-trial, and others. Particular emphasis will be given to arbitration, its theoretical and statutory foundations, and its procedures.
LAW 7005Antitrust (3 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This class studies American efforts to prevent the private subversion of free competition. In addition to analysis of the statutes and case law, students consider the history of antitrust regulation and the economic assumptions that drive much of its application.
LAW 7007Bankruptcy (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course will explore in detail some of the legal, theoretical, and practical issues raised by a debtor's financial distress. Principal emphasis will be on how the Federal Bankruptcy Code uses or displaces otherwise applicable law as the provider of rules that govern the relationships among debtors, creditors and others.
LAW 7008Bioethics and the Law (3)
This course explores the intersection among medicine, technology and the law. Topics may include human reproduction and birth, human genetics and the privacy and ownership of genetic information, death and dying, research involving human subjects, organ transplantation, and public health and bioterrorism.
LAW 7009Criminal Procedure Survey (4)
Offered
Spring 2023
In this course, we will explore the constitutional rules that constrain executive actors when they investigate crime and prosecute criminal defendants. Specifically, we study the degree to which the Fourth and Fifth Amendment limit police investigations and the ways in which constitutional guarantees of due process, equal protection, and trial by jury affect criminal prosecutions. Mutually Exclusive with LAW 7018 and LAW 7019.
LAW 7010Communications Law (3)
This course surveys the field of electronic communications. Major themes of the course include how to manage a "scarce" resource, the conflict between firms and between media, the conflict between competition and monopoly, the conflict between free speech and regulation, the conflict between self governance and regulation, and, the conflict between different regulators.
LAW 7011Comparative Constitutional Law (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
The seminar will explore the issues entailed in the drafting and uses of a constitution. To what extent do constitutions reflect universal values (such as human rights), and to what extent are they grounded in the culture and values of a particular people? How much borrowing goes on in the writing of a constitution?
LAW 7012Designing Democracy: Participation (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
In this course, students will identify the sources of low turnout and the political participation gap between groups in the United States, examine how the low participation rate and the political participation gap impact democratic development, and develop model legislation designed to address a problem associated with democratic participation that will include explanations for how the proposed legislation will redress the particular problem identified.
LAW 7013Complex Civil Litigation (3)
This course addresses the dramatic expansion of civil litigation in our society in recent years, and the accompanying development of new and often innovative procedural mechanisms for coping with that expansion. The class action will be given primary attention; other topics will include discovery, judicial control of complex cases, trial, and preclusion.
LAW 7014Conflict of Laws (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course examines the rules and principles that govern the resolution of multi-jurisdictional conflicts of laws in the United States. The central issue throughout the course is, simply, what law governs a multi-jurisdictional dispute? It considers various theoretical bases for choice of law principles, as well as the principal constitutional limitations on choice of law.
LAW 7015Constitutional History I: American Revolution to 1896 (3)
This course traces the history of American constitutional law development from the Articles of Confederation through the Civil War. Topics include the framing and ratification of the Constitution, the Alien and Sedition Acts, the landmark decisions of the Marshall Court, the constitutional ramifications of slavery, and various constitutional issues raised by the Civil War.
LAW 7016Constitutional History II: The Twentieth Century (3)
This course examines, from a historical perspective, constitutional developments from the enactment of the Civil War amendments to the Brown decision involving school desegregation.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2011, Fall 2009
LAW 7017Constitutional Law II: Religious Liberty (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course examines the two clauses in the Bill of Rights which define and safeguard religious freedom - the one barring laws "respecting an establishment of religion" and the other protecting the "free exercise of religion." Is Mutually Exclusive with Religious Liberty Prerequisite: LAW 6001 - Constitutional Law
LAW 7018Criminal Adjudication (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course looks at the way the judicial system operates once criminal charges are filed. Topics include bail and preventive detention, the right to the effective assistance of counsel, prosecutorial discretion and plea bargaining, the right to trial by jury, appeals from criminal convictions, and habeas corpus review.
LAW 7019Criminal Investigation (3 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course examines the constitutional jurisprudence that regulates the government's investigation of crime and apprehension of criminal suspects. In particular, the course will focus on the doctrines by which the judiciary polices the police, including the primary remedy (suppression of evidence) for police misconduct.
LAW 7021Courts (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course takes an interdisciplinary, comparative, and empirical perspective on the design and operation of courts as institutions.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Fall 2013, Fall 2010
LAW 7022Employment Discrimination (3)
This course focuses upon the principal federal statutes prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of race or sex, especially Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. It also examines the federal constitutional law of racial and sexual discrimination, primarily as it affects judicial interpretation of the preceding statutes.
LAW 7023Employment Law: Contracts, Torts, and Statutes (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
In contrast to the traditional labor law course, this course is an introduction to the diverse body of law that governs the individual employment relationship. The course examines a selection of the important issues that employment lawyers face in practice.
LAW 7024Banking and Financial Institutions (3)
This course will examine the regulation of financial institutions, with an emphasis on federal regulation of banking.
LAW 7025Employment Law: Health and Safety (3)
This course examines legal responses to work-related health and safety issues. The worker's compensation system and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) are studied in some detail.
LAW 7026Sports and Games (2)
This course explores normative and adjudicative systems associated with sports and games. These topics are intrinsically interesting, and they also cast light on legal norms and practices.
Course was offered Fall 2022
LAW 7027Regulation of Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste (2)
In this course we explore the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act or Superfund, which assigns liability for the cleanup of contaminated sites and accounts for the bulk of federal environmental litigation, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, which establishes "cradle-to-grave" regulation of hazardous waste. We will also explore the regulation of toxic substances.
Course was offered Fall 2010
LAW 7029European Union Law (2 - 3)
This course offers a comprehensive survey of the constitutional and legal structure of the European Union. After a brief historical introduction, the course will explore such fundamental structural features as sources and forms of European Union acts, the role of the Court of Justice and of fundamental rights, as well as current problems in European integration.
LAW 7030Family Law (3)
This course focuses on the law surrounding intimate relationships between adults. In particular, we will focus on the institution of marriage and its changing scope and social meaning, divorce and its financial consequences, and the parent-child relationship, including establishing parenthood, adoption, child custody, and child support.
LAW 7031Federal Criminal Law (3)
This course explores the scope and structure of federal crimes. The course covers the jurisdiction of the federal government over crime, including constitutional limitations; the emerging law of federal mens rea; four crimes that illustrate the enormous reach of the federal criminal law; and RICO, the most important organized crime statute in history. Broader policy issues are discussed.
LAW 7032Federal Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers (3)
This course is an introduction to the federal taxation of gratuitous transfers made by individuals during life and at death.
LAW 7033First Amendment Freedoms (3)
This elective sequel to the required introductory course focuses significantly on First Amendment doctrine and theory, including free speech, freedom of the press, and religion.
Course was offered Fall 2010
LAW 7034Food and Drug Law (3)
This course considers the Food and Drug Administration as a case study of an administrative agency that must combine law and science to regulate activities affecting public health and safety.
LAW 7035Foreign Relations Law (3)
This course examines the constitutional and statutory doctrines regulating the conduct of American foreign relations.
LAW 7036Contemporary Political Theory (3)
In the latter half of the twentieth century, political liberalism has been the most influential theory of the state in the Western world. Philosophers, economists, legal academics, feminists, critical race scholars, and historians have sought to explain and justify the scope and limits of political coercion by debating the merits of liberalism.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Spring 2010
LAW 7037Habeas Corpus (3)
This course will explore remedies available to challenge criminal convictions. We will also examine systemic causes of faulty convictions such as: unreliable eye witness identifications, faulty forensic science, inadequate defense counsel, fabrication of evidence, suppression of evidence, and false and coerced confessions.
LAW 7038Disability Law (3)
This course will examine primarily federal disability laws, and judicial interpretations thereof, in order to understand the theoretical and policy justifications for such laws, their positive impact, and their limitations. Contexts will likely include employment, government services, public accommodations, healthcare, housing, and education.
Course was offered Spring 2022
LAW 7039Topics in Health Care Reform (2 - 3)
The health care system in the United States is probably the most complex in the world. Measuring its successes and failures can be tracked to four simple outcomes: access, affordability, quality and choice. This class will deeply explore the reforms being considered by politicians and health care policy experts.
Course was offered Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2010
LAW 7041Criminal Law and the Regulation of Vice (2)
An exploration of criminal law and the regulation of vice.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
LAW 7042Immigration Law and Policy Lecture (3 - 4)
This course explores the substantive provisions of U.S. immigration law and the procedures for deciding immigration-related issues.
LAW 7043Insurance (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course provides a working knowledge of basic insurance law governing insurance contract formation, insurance regulation, property, life, health, disability, and liability insurance, and claims processes. The emphasis throughout is on the link between traditional insurance law doctrine and modern ideas about the functions of private law.
LAW 7044Survey of Patent, Copyright, Trademark (2 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This is a survey course for students seeking a general introduction to intellectual property as opposed to concentrating on one or more of its special subjects. The main focus will be on Patent, Copyright and Trademark with a brief treatment of Trade Secrets and some common law treatments of intellectual property outside the realm of specially designed property rights.
LAW 7045Race, Education, and Opportunity (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
From the founding of our nation, law and policy's treatment of race have shaped society. This lecture course examines the influence of race on American society beginning with slavery through modern times, with an influence on how race has shaped education and opportunity.
LAW 7046Current Issues in U.S. and International Patent Law (3)
This course will provide an introduction to key aspects of the international patent system and to concerns animating a variety of controversies regarding patents in areas such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and software.
LAW 7047Trademark Law (2 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course studies the law governing how brands may be legally protected.
LAW 7048Trademark and Unfair Competition Law (3)
This course will survey the theory and the law of trademarks and unfair competition. Topics include the acquisition of trademark rights; registration of trademarks; loss of trademark rights; infringement; false designation of origin; advertising; author's and performers' rights of attribution and publicity; dilution; Internet domain names; trademarks as speech, and remedies for trademark infringement.
LAW 7049Climate Change Law (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course is intended to introduce students to the state of U.S. (and, to some degree, international) law with respect to global climate change. Students will also develop a basic understanding of the science behind climate change and the current state of the field.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2010
LAW 7050International and Foreign Legal Research (2)
The main objectives of this course are to introduce students to the components of a complex international legal problem; develop research skills using print sources, online databases and the Internet; offer strategies for finding the law and information. Topics include public and private international law, arbitration, human rights, intellectual property, environmental law, and trade law.
LAW 7051International Business Transactions (3)
This course examines the law - domestic, foreign, and international - governing international business transactions. Areas may include trade and investment treaties, corporate law and securities regulation, commercial sales, employment discrimination, human rights, anti-corruption, intellectual property, dispute resolution and sovereign debt.
LAW 7052International Civil Litigation (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course examines the distinctive issues that arise when civil litigation takes on an international dimension, including personal jurisdiction, choice of law, enforcement of judgments, sovereign immunity, the developing law of human rights. Arbitration and discovery outside the United States are also considered.
LAW 7053Federal Criminal Law Beyond US Borders (3)
Introduces a variety of problems posed by the investigation or prosecution of criminal laws in the international arena, and explores the foundations of international criminal law, including the bases for criminal jurisdiction. It then covers in depth two issues central to international criminal law, the extradition of fugitives and mutual legal assistance (international evidence gathering).
Course was offered Spring 2019, Fall 2016
LAW 7055International Human Rights Law (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course focuses on the theory and practice of international human rights law including the basic principles as well as the international mechanisms and institutions established in the past half-century to protect human rights. The difficulties involved in converting those principles into practice and the effectiveness of different ways of using international human rights law to further human rights protection will also be explored.
LAW 7056Criminal Law in the Supreme Court (2)
The course will consider several unedited United States Supreme Court opinions so that each case can be studied in its full procedural context. In addition to the substantive issues for which the cases have been selected, attention will be paid to Supreme Court practice and lower federal court procedures as they impact issues decided by the Supreme Court.
LAW 7057Judicial Role in American History (3)
A survey of leading American Supreme Court judges from Marshall through the Burger Court. The course consists of lectures and readings, along with discussions of topics on contemporary issues.
LAW 7059Labor Law (3)
This course is designed to provide a general introduction to the practice of law under the National Labor Relations Act from the late 1800s through passage of the Wagner Act (1935) and its modification by the 1947 Taft-Hartley amendments. We will review the Act's concept of concerted, protected activity, unfair labor practice or "ULP" and the way ULPs are processed through the Board and courts.
LAW 7060Land Use Law (3)
This course will explore the regulation of land use, with an emphasis on the constitutional and environmental dimensions of land use law. The course will begin with the basic elements of the land development and regulation process, including the basics of planning and zoning. We will also address public ownership and private alternatives to regulation.
LAW 7061Law and Literature (3)
In the first half of the course, we read literature through texts drawn from two areas of substantive law: torts and immigration. In the second half of the course, we move away from these legal frameworks, and read cases and texts selected with recourse to a set of concepts that originate in literature and literary criticism. We will consider how legal storytelling sometimes subverts narrative forms and patterns to innovative ends.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
LAW 7062Legislation (3 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course will examine both the theory and the practice of statutory interpretation. We will become familiar with the canons of construction frequently invoked by courts. Finally, we will consider some specialized but important topics in statutory interpretation, such as doctrines of severability and pre-emption.
LAW 7063Local Government Law (3)
Local government law examines both the theoretical bases for decentralized government and the specific functions of local governments in the American legal and political system. The course utilizes legal cases as well as political and social theory in considering the proper distribution of powers among federal, state, regional, and local institutions.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
LAW 7064Nonprofit Organizations (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
The course surveys the role of nonprofits, reasons for use of the nonprofit form, and the different types of nonprofit organizations, with particular attention to the statutes governing nonprofit corporations. Topics include the formation, dissolution, and governance of nonprofits, state regulation of charitable solicitations, and tax and tax policy issues related to nonprofits.
LAW 7066Mental Health Law (3)
This course will address legal issues regarding the needs and rights of individuals with mental disorders. Topics include the nature and treatment of mental disorders; the right to treatment; civil commitment; competence; informed consent and the right to refuse treatment; the financing of mental health care; protection from discrimination; and the regulation and liability of mental health professionals.
LAW 7067National Security Law (3)
Following the 9/11 attack, one of the fastest growing areas of legal inquiry has been national security law. This course is a comprehensive introduction, blending relevant international and national law.
LAW 7068Oceans Law and Policy (3)
The course begins by examining the goals of oceans policy. After a brief introduction to oceanography, the course moves into a detailed discussion of issues in international oceans policy. The course also explores issues in national oceans policy, focusing on Merchant Marine development, continental shelf development, coastal zone management, and the future of oceans policy.
LAW 7070Presidential Powers (3 - 4)
This course will consider a variety of issues involving the application of law to the president's functions. Many such issues are of constitutional stature and fall under the general rubric of separation of powers or checks and balances. Therefore we will necessarily examine as well the powers vested in other branches of government.
LAW 7071Professional Responsibility (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
Professional Responsibility. Enrollment not allowed in LAW 7071, 7072, 7134, or 7605 if any taken previously.
LAW 7072Professional Responsibility in Public Interest Law Practice (2)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course will examine selected areas of professional responsibility, including the creation and termination of the attorney-client relationship, the scope of representation, conflicts of interests, confidentiality, and the attorney's ethical obligations during litigation. In addition, the course will address the attorney's relationships with the courts, the organized bar, and the community. Prerequisite:Enrollment not allowed in LAW 7071, 7072, 7134, or 7605 if any taken previously.
LAW 7073Public Health Law and Ethics (3)
This course will explore the legitimacy, design, and implementation of policies aiming to promote public health and reduce the social burden of disease and injury. It will highlight the challenge posed by public health's population-based perspective to traditional individual-centered, autonomy-driven approaches to bioethics and constitutional law.
LAW 7074Professional Sports and the Law (2)
The course focuses on the practical application of contract law, antitrust law, and to some extent arbitration and negotiation of disputes and current legal issues relating to the sports industry. Particular attention will be given to professional sports leagues and individual sports, as well as their practical application to the business of sports today. Prerequisite: 2nd- or 3rd year or LLM status
LAW 7075Quantitative Methods (3)
This course provides an introduction to the basic mathematical tools that a lawyer needs. The topics covered are drawn principally from probability, statistics, and finance. The course emphasizes the use of statistical and quantitative reasoning in litigation (such as employment discrimination, toxic tort, and voting rights cases) and in policy debates.
LAW 7076Rescue, Charity, and Justice (3)
This course will explore the nature and the implications of the positive duties we owe to others (that is, the duties we have to positively assist others, not merely to refrain from directly harming them). The course will consider possible philosophical foundations for such duties and arguments for and against creating or preserving positive legal duties.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Fall 2009
LAW 7077Refugee Law and Policy (3)
This course examines the basics of refugee law and the procedures involved in adjudicating claims to political asylum. Topics include: theory and philosophy of refugee protection, comparative refugee law, gender-based persecution claims, "temporary protected status," the role of the UN, treaties concerning refugees, and extradition law (including the political offense exception).
Course was offered Spring 2012
LAW 7078Remedies (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
Remedies is a transubstantive course crossing the boundaries both within private law and between private and public law. This course will examine the relationship between liability and remedy across diverse areas of law. While emphasis will be placed on private law remedies, public law remedies will be considered at some depth for purposes of comparison.
LAW 7079Rights (3)
This seminar will examine the nature of and possible justifications for claims of right. Readings will be from both classical and contemporary sources, including the works of philosophers, legal theorists, and political theorists.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Spring 2011
LAW 7080Health Law Survey (3 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course is designed to provide a survey of the spectrum of topics generally considered part of "health law." It will introduce the various institutions and players involved in health care delivery and the legal relationships between those institutions--at both the state and federal level.
LAW 7082Secured Transactions (3)
This course covers the essential provisions and structure of Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. The law of secured transactions facilitates the taking of security interests by creditors to secure loans they make to debtors. The course aims to provide students with knowledge of the Code sufficient to enable them to structure secured transactions and litigate secured claims successfully.
LAW 7083Secured Transactions (Law and Business) (3)
This course is an introduction to debt financing, with particular emphasis on the use and enforcement of security interests in collateral and on the priority structure of creditor claims against a business organization. While focusing on personal property security interests (and UCC Article 9), we will also discuss provisions of state statutes governing mortgages and of the federal Bankruptcy Code.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
LAW 7085Social Science in Law (3)
This course deals with the uses of social science by practitioners and courts. The roots of social science in legal realism are considered, and the basic components of social science methodology are introduced. No background in methodology or statistics is necessary. Both applications in the criminal context and in civil law will be considered.
LAW 7086Jurisprudence (3)
Jurisprudence
LAW 7087Sports Law (3)
This course explores the legal rules regulating professional and amateur sports. There is a substantial treatment of both Labor Law and Antitrust regulation, but neither course is a prerequisite.
LAW 7088Law and Public Service (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course will introduce students to law and public service, broadly defined to include all careers that serve the public interest, from litigating civil rights cases to prosecuting and defending criminal suspects to providing legal services for indigent clients to representing local, state, and federal government agencies to working for an international human rights organization and everything in between.
LAW 7089Racial Justice and Law (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course will examine the response of law to racial issues in a variety of contemporary legal contexts. Topics may include criminal justice, education, employment, interracial relationships and adoption, hate speech, voting. Mutually Exclusive with LAW 7707 Race and Law (SC) and LAW 9058 Race and Law Seminar
LAW 7090Regulation of the Political Process (3 - 4)
A web of constitutional, statutory, and judge-made laws regulate the American political process. This course will examine these laws and their implications for three broad and important issues: participation, aggregation, and governance. Participation involves the right to vote and various restrictions thereon, aggregation involves apportionment and redistricting, and governance involves campaign finance and the role of political parties.
LAW 7091Water Law and Policy (2 - 3)
This course will review state and federal laws governing water and disputes between competing water uses. Topics will include public rights to water and resolving water use disputes; protecting water quality of lakes, rivers, and streams; federal laws affecting the allocation and use of water (the Clean Water Act, the Federal Power Act, the Endangered Species Act) and the law governing interstate water disputes.
Course was offered Fall 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2011
LAW 7092International Trade Law and Policy (3)
This course introduces the institutions and rules governing international trade. The principal focus is the World Trade Organization and its rules governing tariffs, non-tariff barriers, dumping, subsidies, trade in services, health and safety standards, and intellectual property rights, as well as its international dispute settlement mechanism. The course also covers the U.S. legal framework for international trade relations.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2021, Fall 2011, Fall 2009
LAW 7093Law and Economics Colloquium (YR) (0)
This is the first semester of a yearlong colloquium focusing on the interplay of law and economics.
LAW 7094Law and Economcs Colloquium (YR) (2)
This is the second semester of a yearlong colloquium focusing on the interplay of law and economics.
LAW 7095Law of Work (3 - 4)
This course combines topics of an Employment Law course (75%) with a survey of Labor Law issues (25%; relations between employers and unions). The course has a problem-solving format.
LAW 7098Public Interest Law and Advocacy Skills (2 - 3)
This class will examine and explore those tactics and strategies which public interest lawyers routinely employ, and those obstacles and dilemmas that public interest lawyers must often confront, with a particular focus on the advocacy work that takes place outside of, or in conjunction with, litigation.
LAW 7100Civil War and the Constitution (3)
This course will examine the constitutional history of the United States from 1845 to 1877, paying attention to how the U.S. Constitution shaped the Civil War, and also to how the war left its mark on the Constitution. Cannot enroll if have taken Law 9203
LAW 7101Natural Resource Law and Policy (3)
The course has the analytical goals of ensuring that students acquire basic competence in techniques in statutory and regulatory interpretation, become acquainted with the history and political economy of natural resource regulation ' and in particular with the steady movement to federalization ' and begin to develop the ability to critically analyze and question the scientific basis for federal resource management decisions.
Course was offered Spring 2011
LAW 7103Education Law Survey (3 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course will primarily focus on the ways in which law structures educational opportunity. We will cover the legal and policy issues involved in school desegregation, school finance litigation, school choice, standards and testing (including the No Child Left Behind Act), and special education.
LAW 7104Torts II (3)
An overview of issues that are not covered in the first semester of Torts, such as some dimensions of defective products, defamation, privacy, and intentional economic harm.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Spring 2011
LAW 7105Modern Real Estate (3)
This course provides an introduction to the basic components of the residential real estate transaction with an emphasis on the listing agreement, the contract of sale, deeds of conveyance, title assurance (public and private), real estate finance, foreclosure and deficiency judgments.
LAW 7106Law of the Police I: Rules, Rights and Regulation (3)
This course will explore the web of interacting federal, state, and local laws that govern the police and police departments.
LAW 7107Property II (3)
This course continues the study of basic property law and theory.
Course was offered Fall 2011
LAW 7108Real Estate Transactions and Litigation (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course will provide an introduction to real estate transactions and financing, including mortgages, foreclosure, the regulation of mortgage lending, the secondary market for home loans, government intervention in the housing market, and details of land transactions such as contracts of sale, recording, and brokerage agreements.
LAW 7110Law of Politics (3)
This course examines the variety of laws governing the political process in America; in particular, voting rights, redistricting, campaign finance, and lobbying and ethics regulation.
Course was offered Fall 2011
LAW 7111Constitutional Law II:Survey of Civil Liberties (3 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2023
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 7112Energy Regulation and Policy (2 - 3)
This course provides an introduction to energy law and regulation in the United States. It covers the basic principles of public utility regulation; the division of jurisdiction over energy production and use among federal, state, and local governments; and the federal statutes governing natural gas, electricity, nuclear power, and hydroelectric power.
LAW 7113Law and Game Theory (3)
This course introduces law students to game theory as a tool of positive and normative analysis of law. Game theory is the branch of economics that focuses on the formal analysis of strategic interaction.
Course was offered Fall 2011
LAW 7114Native American Law (3)
This course provides an introduction to Native American law (or 'Federal Indian law' or 'American Indian law'). The subject matter is the legal relationships among Indian nations and the U.S. government, state governments, and individuals. The course will cover both the historical development of Native American law and contemporary issues, including tribal sovereignty, property, natural resources, gaming, and civil and criminal jurisdiction.
LAW 7115Pretrial Litigation Skills (3)
In this course, students will learn and practice the skills associated with the pretrial phase of civil litigation in the federal district courts.
Course was offered Spring 2012
LAW 7116Common Law I (3)
In this course we explore the kinds of arguments made by lawyers in contested cases.
LAW 7117Consumer Law (3)
This course surveys federal and state law regulating consumer lending and other consumer transactions. We will discuss the law as it now exists and as it is likely to evolve under the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
LAW 7120Monetary Constitution (3)
This course will focus on the financial infrastructure of our nation's government. Key issues addressed include the national debt, central banking, the budget process, grants to individual states and economic growth.
Course was offered Fall 2012
LAW 7121International Trade and Investment (3)
This course introduces the institutions and rules governing international trade and investment. Policy perspectives are taken from international economic theory and theories of international relations. The focus is the emergent World Trade Organization, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and various institutions of U.S. trade policy; and other treaties and international legal regimes that provide international arbitration of disputes.
Course was offered Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2013
LAW 7122Private Equity and Hedge Funds (3)
This class will examine the securities, contractual, and tax aspects of forming, managing, and investing in private equity and hedge funds. Topics will include fund organizational structure, manager compensation, 1940 Act and Dodd Frank issues, tax issues, and practical aspects of fund documentation, among others. Prior or concurrent enrollment in Corporations and Federal Income Tax is recommended, but not required.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
LAW 7123Class Actions and Aggregate Litigation (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 7124Remedies II (2)
This course is a follow-up to the introductory Remedies course designed to complete the survey of important remedial topics.
Course was offered Spring 2013
LAW 7125Practical Trust and Estate Administration (2)
This course covers advanced and applied topics in estate planning and probate, wealth management, trust and estate administration, and trust, estate, and fiduciary litigation. The course focuses on the role of an attorney as executor or trustee, and the role of an attorney in advising executors, trustees, and beneficiaries.
LAW 7126Behavioral Decisionmaking and the Law (3)
Economics assumes people are rational, law assumes people are compliant, but is it really so? In recent years both disciplines have come to incorporate more and more research from psychology and other social sciences about actual human behavior. We will read research about factors that affect human decision-making and then apply it to substantive and procedural issues in law.
LAW 7128Commercial Sales Transactions: Domestic and International (3)
This course covers the law governing domestic and international sales of goods. It also treats legal and institutional rules applicable to important aspects of the transport of goods and payment.
LAW 7129Constitutional Law II: Parents, Children and Reproduction (3)
This course is an advanced constitutional law class focusing on issues concerning the parent-child relationship and reproductive rights.
Course was offered Fall 2013
LAW 7130International Financial Regulation (2)
This course will examine the regulation of international finance. It will cover topics such as: cross-border aspects of U.S. banking and securities regulation; financial regulation in the European Union; financial market development in China; coordinated regulation and resolution of global financial firms; cross-border financial derivatives; and monetary issues, including global imbalances, sovereign debt, and the Euro crisis.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2014
LAW 7131Criminology (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course introduces law students to the scientific study of violent crime, including factors that give rise to violence and those that may account for the remarkable decline in violence in recent years.
LAW 7132Slavery and the Constitution (1)
This course will address how the Constitution dealt with the institution of slavery in America. We will focus on the framing and ratifying of the Constitution's provisions relating to slavery, including the compromises they embodied; we will look at how lawyers argued over the Constitution's application to various aspects of slavery, and we will consider how courts responded to those arguments.
Course was offered Spring 2014
LAW 7133Business and Governmental Tort Liability (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
The emphasis throughout this course is on the bases for the imposition of liability and the constraints (including constitutional limits) on liability. Separate consideration also is given to categories of recoverable damages and to the nature and impact of liability insurance.
LAW 7134Professional Responsibility for Tax Lawyers (3)
This course examines the rules of professional conduct for lawyers, with a particular emphasis on the application of those rules to tax lawyers. We will study the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (which set ethical rules for all lawyers), Treasury Department Circular 230 (which sets additional ethical rules for tax lawyers), and the civil-penalty regime of the Internal Revenue Code (which sets rules for tax lawyers and their clients). Prerequisite:Enrollment not allowed in LAW 7071, 7072, 7134, or 7605 if any taken previously.
Course was offered Spring 2015
LAW 7135Law and Economics (3)
The economic analysis of law has generated foundational insights and a handful of Nobel prizes. It guides many scholars, judges, practitioners, and policy-makers, and it provides one of the major theoretical perspectives on the study of law. This course introduces the topic.
LAW 7136Regulatory Law and Policy (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course focuses on the cross-cutting elements of risk regulation to provide students with a set of general tools and concepts that can inform area-specific advanced courses and be applied in many different practice settings. This course complements the material covered in Administrative Law.
LAW 7137Advanced Civil Procedure (3)
This course is designed to review in more depth the key topics that you studied in first-year Civil Procedure and to cover additional procedures for which there is typically insufficient time in the first-year course.
LAW 7138Advanced Topics in Securities Regulation (3)
The course will examine the federal statutes and regulations relating to securities transactions and the duties of issuers, underwriters, officers, directors, controlling persons, and other significant market participants. We will discuss the regulation of public and private offerings, secondary trading markets, and disclosure by publicly traded companies.
LAW 7139Common Law II (3)
In this course we explore the kinds of arguments made by lawyers in contested cases.
LAW 7140History of American Federalism (3)
This course will explore the theoretical foundations of federalism at the time of the American founding and trace its development over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2014
LAW 7141Energy and the Environment (3)
This course will explore the legal and environmental issues in the development of energy resources.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2017, Fall 2014
LAW 7142Arbitration (2)
This course will examine published cases and materials, and also perform in-class exercises, based on contemporary arbitration issues.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015
LAW 7143Youth Law (2 - 3)
This course covers selected legal aspects of the law governing parents and children, with a particular focus on the changing legal status of adolescents and young adults.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
LAW 7144Negotiation (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
The goal of this class is to introduce students to negotiation theory, with a focus on the collaborative negotiation method used by most successful negotiators today.
LAW 7145Rules (3)
In this course, students will learn to read, interpret, draft, aggregate, manipulate, and improve rules embodied in contracts, statutes, treaties, constitutions, customs, sports, and games. We will write, and explore the implications of, rules in assignments involving individual work, small-group work, and class discussion. Grade depends on exercises and short papers undertaken throughout the semester.
LAW 7146National Security and Information (3)
The course explore the laws that govern the relationship between information and national security institutions, both the governments use of information and its attempts to control uses of information by others.
Course was offered Spring 2018, Spring 2016
LAW 7147Employee Benefits Law (3)
Federal law closely regulates employer-provided retirement, health, and welfare benefits. In this course, we will examine key federal statutes for this important and dynamic area of the law.
Course was offered Spring 2019, Spring 2017
LAW 7148Employment Law: Wage & Hour Regulation (Lecture) (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
The lecture will examine the laws, regulations and policies governing wages.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2019, Spring 2017
LAW 7149Graduate Research Colloquium (YR) (2)
This course is the first half of a year-long colloquium designed for students enrolled in the Graduate Program. It will include an introduction to major schools of legal thought and research methods, as well as sessions in which students will present their works in progress.
Course was offered Fall 2016
LAW 7150Graduate Research Colloquium (YR) (1)
This course is the second half of a year-long colloquium designed for students enrolled in the Graduate Program. It will include an introduction to major schools of legal thought and research methods, as well as sessions in which students will present their works in progress.
Course was offered Spring 2017
LAW 7151Law and Economics II: Public Law and Economics (3)
Students will analyze fundamental lawmaking processes, including bargaining, voting, and delegating, as well as legal institutions like courts and administrative agencies.
Course was offered Spring 2017
LAW 7152Tax Policy (2)
This course will examine the legal, economic, and political considerations relevant to formulating tax policy.
LAW 7153Restitution and Unjust Enrichment (3)
This lecture course will survey the principal restitutionary causes of action and the principal restitutionary remedies.
LAW 7154Advanced Environmental Law (3)
Advanced Environmental Law will engage students on complex problems under a broad selection of federal environmental statutes and their state counterparts, including interstate air pollution reduction and trading regimes, management programs for large watersheds and ecosystems, liability schemes for contaminated sites and natural resource damages, and chemical risk assessment and risk management.
Course was offered Spring 2018, Fall 2016
LAW 7155Topics in Banking and Financial Regulation (3)
The goal of this course is to give students a basic understanding of the law and economics of financial regulation.
Course was offered Spring 2018, Spring 2017
LAW 7156Constitutional Law II: Money and Constitutional Rights (3)
This course will examine the relationship between money and constitutional rights.
Course was offered Spring 2017
LAW 7157Urban Law and Policy Lecture (3)
This course will examine the legal, economic, and political forces that have shaped American metropolitan areas with particular attention to the policies that have shaped American cities and suburbs.
Course was offered Spring 2017
LAW 7158Positive Political Theory & Regulatory Process (Lecture) (3)
This lecture course introduces students to the use of positive political theory (PPT) to explain and critique important aspects of administrative and public law.
Course was offered Fall 2016
LAW 7159Military Law (2)
This lecture course will provide students with a broad introduction to and overview of the main areas of practice for military lawyers, including military justice, administrative & civil law, fiscal law, and operational law.
Course was offered Spring 2017
LAW 7160Computer Crime (3)
This lecture course will address the rapidly-changing field of computer crime and data privacy, surveying the major domestic authorities in the area, such as the Wiretap Act, the Pen/Trap statute, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Stored Communications Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and the Fourth Amendment, as applied to computers.
LAW 7161State and Local Government Law (3)
This course closely examines the theories and legal rules behind state and local government authority. Special focus will be put on the ways local law spatially and socially organizes American society, the rules governing intergovernmental conflict and cooperation, and the role of state and local governments in furthering or frustrating democratic participation.
Course was offered Fall 2018, Fall 2017
LAW 7162International Finance (3)
This course will examine the regulation of international finance and how that regulation affects cross-border financial activities and transactions. After an introduction to the history of modern international finance and regulatory cooperation efforts, it will cover U.S. and European regulation of cross-border banking and securities, capital adequacy rules, financial derivatives, sovereign debt restructurings, and other selected topics.
Course was offered Fall 2018, Spring 2018
LAW 7163Legislation and Regulation (3 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2023
Legislation and Regulation is an introduction to lawmaking in the modern administrative state. It will examine the way Congress and administrative agencies adopt binding rules of law (statutes and regulations, respectively) and the way that implementing institutions -- courts and administrative agencies -- interpret and apply these laws.
LAW 7164Law and Psychology: Wrongful Convictions (3)
This lecture course surveys the psychology research regarding behaviors in the criminal justice system -- by police, prosecutors, jurors, judges, and witnesses -- that can result in wrongful convictions.
LAW 7165Writing Legal History (3)
Students in this course will write a paper based on original research in legal history (approx. 40 pages expected). During class sessions, students will be introduced to the basics of the discipline of legal history and learn how to incorporate these ideas into their own original projects. Additionally, students will meet individually with the instructor to discuss the progress of their research over the course of the semester.
Course was offered Fall 2019, Spring 2019
LAW 7166Law and American History: From the Colonial Years through the Civil War (3)
A survey of the relationship between law and American history from the colonial years through the Civil War. Topics to be covered include law and the conditions of agricultural household life, law and the founding of the American republic, the emergence of the Supreme Court, law and entrepreneurship, law and the dissolution of the Union, and law in the Civil War.
Course was offered Fall 2018
LAW 7167Law and American History: From Reconstruction through the 1920s (3)
A survey of the relationship between law and American history from Reconstruction through the 1920s.
Course was offered Spring 2019
LAW 7168Legal History of the Early Republic: The Age of Marshall (3)
Readings will include Marshall Court opinions as well as a wide range of other primary and secondary sources. We will discuss the economic, political, and social movements of the 1800s-1830s, with a focus on the influence of these movements on law and government structure.
LAW 7169Food Systems Law and Policy (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course provides an introduction to the laws regulating food safety and food labeling and advertising in the United States. Topics to be addressed include federal regulation of adulterated and misbranded food products; enforcement and inspections; food recalls and crisis response; and state and local food regulation.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2021, Spring 2019
LAW 7170Electronic Discovery (2)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course covers technical, ethical, and strategic aspects of eDiscovery, applying practical skills simulations and discussion to prepare law students for litigation practice.
Course was offered Spring 2020, Spring 2019
LAW 7171Legal Epidemiology: The Law and Social Science of Health Equity (3)
In this lecture course, law and public health students will take an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the legal etiology of health inequity in the United States. The class will explore ways in which law has been deployed historically as a factor to distribute disease and injury, and conversely how law might be useful to reverse or eradicate health inequities today.
LAW 7172Liability Insurance Law (2)
Course addresses the major issues associated with the various forms of insurance that cover legal liability, including Commercial General, Auto, Directors & Officers, Homeowners, and Renters Liability insurance. The course combines close readings of policy language with practical analysis of the forces that influence litigation and the principles and policies that bear on the interpretation and application of policy language to coverage claims.
Course was offered Spring 2020
LAW 7173International Business Law (3)
This course is an introduction to the private and public law regimes that govern cross-border business activities and dispute resolution mechanisms. Topics covered will include: cross-border contracting; choice of law and jurisdiction; international business litigation; recognition of foreign judgments; foreign direct investment; anti-corruption regimes; bilateral and multilateral investment treaties; investor-state arbitration; and corporate social responsibility.
Course was offered Spring 2020
LAW 7174Roman Law (3)
Roman law developed over the course of more than one thousand years, and it continues to influence contemporary legal systems throughout the world. In this course, we will examine the portions of Roman private law that correspond to Anglo-American contract, tort, property, and family law.
Course was offered Fall 2019
LAW 7175Law in American History: Twentieth Century (3)
This course is a survey of the development of private and public law in twentieth century America. Topics to be covered include jurisprudence, legal education, foreign relations law, the emergence of administrative law, the constitutional dimensions of equal protection, due process, and free speech law, and the relationship of law and politics in America.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019
LAW 7176Introduction to American Law for LLMs (2)
This course introduces LLM candidates who have received their law degrees from foreign universities to certain structural and historic aspects of the U.S. legal system.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019
LAW 7177Federal Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates (2)
Private trusts are proliferating in number in the United States and decedents' estates may encounter income tax liability even in the absence of estate and gift tax liability. This course will examine income tax considerations for trusts and estates, primarily through Subchapter J of Subtitle A. It will NOT cover federal taxation of gratuitous transfers.
Course was offered Fall 2019
LAW 7178Feminist Jurisprudence (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
Feminist jurisprudence is a field in which scholarly activity is rooted in a set of practices designed to excavate and revise the myriad ways in which law conditions the lived experiences of women, men, and children. In the course, we will study what are understood to be distinct schools of feminist jurisprudence and the forms of practice that each supports.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2021, Spring 2020
LAW 7179Race and Criminal Justice (3)
Course description: This course examines the role of race in the criminal justice system, and the role of law in both causing and countering racial injustice in that system. The course will proceed through each major stage of the criminal justice process -- policing, prosecution, adjudication, and punishment -- identifying important racial issues that arise at each stage and exploring how the law creates and responds to those issues.
LAW 7180Legal History of US Civil Rights Movement (3)
This course will examine the role of social movements in the development of U.S. constitutional law.
Course was offered Spring 2020
LAW 7182Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Workplace (2)
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in the Workplace introduces students to arbitration and mediation processes as used in the union and nonunion workplace.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Fall 2019
LAW 7183Pretrial Litigation Skills: Civil Rights (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
In this course, students will learn and practice the skills associated with pretrial civil litigation (complaint through summary judgment), particularly focusing on skills and strategies relevant to civil rights litigation in federal district courts.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Fall 2020, Spring 2020
LAW 7184Innovating for Defense (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
In this course, students (in multifunctional teams from the Schools of Law, Engineering, and Public Policy) will work on real, national security-related problems facing the U.S. Government. Students will study the structures and processes of the various national security agencies and how those agencies approach the problem of innovation, which for defense institutions is a combined problem of technology, policy, and law.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2021, Spring 2020
LAW 7185Business Planning (2)
Offered
Spring 2023
While many courses address the legal aspects of particular corporate law topics, this course will focus on thinking strategically to address business planning issues of start-ups or closely held companies. Strategic decisions will include choice of entity and change in entity as growth continues, raising debt/equity capital, and corporate growth opportunities.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Fall 2020
LAW 7186Tax Planning for Distressed Companies (2)
Economic events can change quickly for companies. While most corporate tax planning involves how to minimize taxes at profitable growing companies, this course will look at tax planning when it is a matter of survival. What can companies do to reduce cash taxes, reclaim prior tax payments, raise debt/equity or merge to survive a downturn.
LAW 7187Law of Public-Private Partnerships (2 - 3)
This course focuses on the legal topics and skills required to successfully negotiate and document a public private partnership for a real estate transaction.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2021, Fall 2020
LAW 7188Privacy (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course provides an introduction to privacy law, from its common law foundations to today's complex regulatory landscape. Topics discussed are expected to include the philosophical bases of privacy protection; internet and consumer privacy; health privacy; First Amendment issues; regulation and enforcement, including international approaches; and privacy by design.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2021
LAW 7189Internet Law (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This survey course will introduce students to various areas of Internet law, such as Internet governance, jurisdiction, contracts, trespass and computer fraud, copyright, trademarks and domain names, speech, search engines, spam, and social media.
Course was offered Fall 2021, Fall 2020
LAW 7190Aging and the Law Lecture (3)
This course will survey significant issues in the law of aging, with special emphasis on intergenerational justice and the public policy challenges presented by an aging population.
Course was offered Fall 2020
LAW 7191Cause Lawyers in American History (3)
This course will explore the phenomenon of cause lawyering - advocating on behalf of particular clients or causes - throughout American history. We will explore the topic from a theoretical and ethical perspective, but most of our attention will be devoted to historical examples of cause lawyers.
Course was offered Fall 2020
LAW 7192Law and Ethics of Biotechnology (3)
This class will be a survey of the legal and ethical issues in biotechnology and related emerging technologies. Will include some issues being considered by NIH's NExTRAC.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2020
LAW 7193Law of the Police II: Remedies and Reform (2)
How do we govern the police? What rules and rights shape police encounters? This course explores the complicated web of federal, state, and local laws that regulate police officers and departments and influence how the police interact with the public.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Fall 2020
LAW 7194International Criminal Law (3)
International criminal law studies a grim but important subject: the prosecution of war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and aggression. In addition, we will study the extraterritorial application of US criminal law to address crimes of transnational character.
Course was offered Spring 2021
LAW 7195Constitutional Originalism (3)
"Constitutional Originalism" examines both theory and practice of an originalist approach to constitutional theory. Combining lecture, discussion, and problems the goal of the course is to equip students to engage in originalist advocacy, judging, and scholarship.
Course was offered Spring 2021
LAW 7196Repugnant Transactions (3 - 4)
This class examines exchanges and transactions that are traditionally repugnant, and sometimes illegal. Importantly, what constitutes a repugnant transaction is culturally dependent, changing over time and across cultures. For example, typical repugnant transactions in modern western societies include organs, blood, babies, sexual relations, votes for money, and a wide range of other issues.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2021
LAW 7197Taboo Trades (2 - 4)
"This class will explore the topic of taboo trades (e.g. prostitution, marijuana, paying college athletes) through the production of a weekly podcast in with a guest scholar, lawyer, or regulator. Students will read relevant work of the guest and develop questions and content for the podcast. Two students will be ""guest producers"" for each podcast and take the lead in selecting questions and materials, and help conduct the interviews."
Course was offered Fall 2022, Spring 2022
LAW 7198Global Contracting (2)
This course covers the content and structure of different types of agreements used in cross-border business transactions, as well as the process by which these agreements are negotiated, the role of the lawyer in identifying and resolving underlying commercial issues, and the allocation of responsibility for decision-making between business leaders and lawyers.
LAW 7199International Debt Transactions: Sovereign Debt Crises (4)
This course uses the lens of international debt finance to provide students with an advanced course in securities law, corporate law, and contract law. The course has both a theoretical component that involves learning the basics of this multi-trillion dollar market and an experiential one that involves trying to design a debt restructuring plan for the private debt of a country currently in or on the brink of crisis.
Course was offered Spring 2022
LAW 7200Trade Secret Law (4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course will examine the traditional law of trade secrets and the federal statute with the goal of familiarizing students with the theoretical and doctrinal underpinnings of this area of legal practice.
LAW 7201Spanish for Lawyers (2)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course will help students develop the language skills and knowledge to properly represent monolingual Spanish-speaking clients. Students will study Spanish language legal vocabulary and practice explaining legal concepts to Spanish speakers. Students will also develop core cultural competency and legal skills.
Course was offered Spring 2022
LAW 7202Poverty, Law, and Access to Justice (3)
This class covers a range of issues related to poverty law, access to justice, and policy.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2021
LAW 7203Law and Artificial Intelligence (3)
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has begun to have profound effects on law and society. Topics will include: algorithmic bias, AI and privacy, tort liability for self-driving cars, autonomous weapon systems and the laws of war, and legal person-hood for artificial intelligences. Introductory classes will include a primer on the present and future of AI technology.
Course was offered Fall 2022
LAW 7204Barbarian Law (3)
In this course, we will study the law codes of the Salian Franks (France), the Lombards (northern Italy), and the Anglo-Saxons (England). We will examine, inter alia, the rules for using fixed payments to buy off the blood feud, the rules for ownership and transfer of property, the rules concerning social status and familial obligations, and the peculiar procedures for deciding lawsuits (trial by ordeal, trial by compurgation, and trial by combat.
Course was offered Spring 2022
LAW 7500JAG School Course (1 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2023
A series of Law courses specific to military application. The series will be designated by different sections of the course.
LAW 7501Special Topics in Law Short Course (SC) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
Various short topics offered at the Law School.
Course was offered January 2023, Fall 2022, Janiuary 2022
LAW 7600Admiralty (SC) (1)
This short course will examine the basic substantive and procedural doctrines in federal maritime law and compare them to analogous doctrines in other areas of law. Among the topics to be covered are: jurisdiction in admiralty, carriage of goods by sea, collision, personal injury and wrongful death, salvage, and piracy.
LAW 7601International Investment Law (SC) (1)
After an overview on international investment law in the first classes, this course will take up the debate on investment law and sustainable development, explore the economics of the relationship between investment and sustainable development, the recent suggestions by e.g. UNCTAD and UNCITRAL WG III on how to reform the system in order to make it conducive to sustainable development as well as discuss the leading cases informing the debate.
LAW 7602Rise of ESG in Corporate Law and Governance (SC) (1)
This short course will cover the most current issues with respect to the striking rise of ESG & social responsibility in corporate law and governance.
Course was offered January 2023, Spring 2010
LAW 7603Corporate Law Policy (SC) (1)
This short course will discuss works on pressing issues in corporate law policy such as misreporting of corporate performance, differences between US and Europe and corporate law reforms.
LAW 7604Public Interest Leadership (SC) (1)
Most leaders in public interest organizations are elevated to their roles without much formal training in organizational management. New lawyers, especially, often have little insight into how an organization works beyond the narrow work they are assigned to do. Through readings, case studies, active discussion, and in-class exercises and simulations, this course explores a wide range of topics focused on what organizational leadership in these spaces entails.
LAW 7605Ethics and Integrity for Law Firm Lawyers and Their Clients (SC) (2)
Avoiding "Club Fed" starts with consistently making sound ethical choices throughout a career. In this short course we will discuss real situations in which ethical issues arise for attorneys and their clients. Many situations will come from current press reports; others will come from the less publicized dilemmas that often confront young professionals. Our focus will be on the private practice of law and business clients.
LAW 7606Finance of Small Enterprise (SC) (2)
This short course deals with the business and legal issues that arise in financing a small business from its startup to an eventual exit of the founder through a sale or IPO. This course is from the perspective of small business senior management and deals with the range of financing options and the pros and cons of each as a business is started and grows.
LAW 7607Law Reform and Impact Litigation (SC) (1)
Public interest lawyers have long played a critical role supporting and advancing social change in the United States. This course examines the nuts and bolts of engaging in law reform and impact litigation to effectuate systemic change.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
LAW 7608Plea Bargaining (SC) (1)
This short course will focus on plea bargaining and the guilty plea system in modern America.
LAW 7609Rhetoric (SC) (1)
This short course will focus on readings from Aristotle, Cicero, and other ancients and modern rhetoric writers, lectures on rhetorical style and substance, review and analysis of video tapes of distinguished oral presentations, informal discussion, student presentation of three video taped speeches and critique thereof.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
LAW 7610French Public and Private Law (SC) (1)
This short course will study the various sources of French Law, the French Civil Code, the increasing significance of case law and the impact of the European Convention of Human Rights, Towards a European Civil Code, basic principles of contracts and new directions, key notions on torts (recent trends in case law) and modern trends in family law (spouse, so-called Pacs, effects of foreign polygamy and repudiation in France, inheritance).
LAW 7612Genetics and the Law: Exercises in Rule-Making (SC) (1 - 2)
Offered
Spring 2023
This class explores various legal/policy issues that arise in the context of the new genetic technologies.
LAW 7613Globalization and Private Dispute Resolution (SC) (1)
This short course will examine traditional principles of private international law in the context of the rapidly changing global business environment. Areas covered will include the concept of international jurisdiction, choice of law rules in inter-jurisdictional contracts and in internet transactions, the implications of electronic commerce for private international law, and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.
LAW 7614Comparative Perspectives in Family Law (and Religion) (SC) (1)
Family is the building block of society. Therefore, religion was, and still is, very interested and involved in the regulation of the family. The course discusses the transformation of family law from society to religion to state and beyond, showing how religion is, in many jurisdictions, the birthplace of modern family law.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Fall 2009
LAW 7615Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates (SC) (1)
A study of Subchapter J of Subtitle A of the Internal Revenue Code - the Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates. In this short course we will examine the ways in which the process of determining income tax liability for these two taxable entities is the same as that for taxing the income of individuals and the important ways in which the process differs.
LAW 7616Native American Law (SC) (1)
The legal relationships between Indian tribes and national and state governments define a distinctive but growing body of federal law. Influenced by the history of European "invasion" of North America and anchored in decisions rendered by the Supreme Court, the course is not only a study of legal history, but also a story about contemporary legal conflicts that frequently spill over into Congress and the federal courts.
Course was offered January 2010
LAW 7617International Banking Transactions (SC) (1)
This short course is an introduction by a banker (and former lawyer) into basic international banking products and transactions, such as loans, deposits, forwards, futures, swaps, options and securitizations. Discussions will focus on the purpose of these transactions, their economic / financial workings, legal requirements, documentation and advisory needs and will give an introduction into regulatory aspects driving these transactions.
LAW 7618International Financial Crimes (SC) (1)
This short course looks at the criminalization of financial transactions that may arise in the course of operating an international business. Focused principally on U.S. federal criminal law, we will also consider international agreements relating to bribery and money laundering. The class will concentrate on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, money laundering, the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, and wire and mail fraud.
LAW 7619Start-Up of a Medtech Company (SC) (1)
This short course will provide insight into the peculiar issues of the financing of a biotechnology company and will touch on the entrepreneur's evaluation of a scientific opportunity, the business issues in negotiating and drafting a patent license term sheet, the key elements of the business plan, and developing and delivering a power point presentation to potential investors.
LAW 7620Taxation and Economic Development (SC) (1)
This short course asks a simple question: what role does a country's tax system play in assisting (or impeding) the country's economic development goals? Our special focus is on trying to answer that question in the context of a developing country. The course assumes that participants already have a basic understanding of the goals and impacts of tax and transfer systems.
LAW 7621Covid and Contracts: Courts, Regulation, and Drafting (SC) (1)
This course exposes students to an increasingly-common legal question in the wake of Covid-19: when will parties be excused from performance due either to contractual provisions (e.g. force majeure) or common law doctrines such as impossibility, impracticability, and frustration?
LAW 7622Introduction to the Law of Trade Secrets (SC) (1 - 2)
This short course will examine the traditional law of trade secrets and the federal statutes with the goal of familiarizing students with the basic theoretical and doctrinal underpinnings of this vibrant and dynamic area of legal practice.
LAW 7623Public M&A Negotiation (SC) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
The short course is a simulated negotiation of the most significant issues in public company merger agreements. These issues will include financing, private equity structuring issues, regulatory risk allocation, material adverse changes and deal termination and risks in stock-for-stock deals.
Course was offered Fall 2009
LAW 7624Virginia and the Constitution (SC) (1)
In the 400 years since its first settlement, Virginia has been intimately intertwined with the central themes of American constitutionalism - the idea of rights, the balance between national and state power, the nature of religious liberty, the problem of race and discrimination, etc. In this short course, we will consider selected persons, documents, and events which illuminate those themes.
LAW 7625Negotiation Institute (SC) (1)
This course examines the negotiation process from both a theoretical and a practical perspective including the different stages of the negotiation process, negotiator styles, verbal and non-verbal communication, negotiation techniques, the impact of gain/loss framing on participant risk aversion, and other factors that influence negotiation interactions.
LAW 7626Oral Presentations Outside the Courtroom (SC) (1 - 2)
This short course is designed to help students improve their ability to communicate persuasively in the wide variety of settings in which non-litigators are called upon to speak including client meetings, business negotiations, and presentations to public agencies. Mutually Exclusive with LAW 9053, 9055, and 9185. Enrollment not allowed in LAW 7626, 9053, 9055, or 9185 if any taken previously.
LAW 7627Personal Injury Law (SC) (1)
This course examines the trial of a typical personal injury case from claim investigation, pleadings, discovery, and trial to post trial motions and appeal, focusing on both legal doctrines and tort litigation strategy. Tort law theory and its practical operations will be discussed as well as proposals for tort reform as applied to auto accidents, medical malpractice, and product liability.
LAW 7628White Collar Topic: Cover-up Crimes (SC) (1)
From lying to shredding documents to hiding witnesses, conduct aimed at concealing matters under investigation has become a prosecutor's favorite for investigation in its own right This course surveys the criminal laws applicable to efforts to cover-up the facts, and their severe consequences.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
LAW 7631Applied Problem Solving (SC) (1)
This short course surveys applied problem solving concepts that can be used to find the optimal solution to a given business opportunity or challenge.
LAW 7632Financial Crime: Risks, Risk Management and Compliance (SC) (1)
This short course is designed to provide an extensive overview in Financial Crime risks, including a focus on Financial Crime Compliance and Risk Management within a global banking institution.
Course was offered January 2010
LAW 7633International and Comparative Family Law (SC) (1)
Students will study international and comparative law approaches to family law. The course will cover the role of the state and religion in marriage, divorce, child custody, relocation and abduction, support, and adoption as well as surrogacy and other forms of assisted reproduction.
LAW 7635Legal Theory in Europe and the US: A Very Brief Introduction (SC) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
Twentieth-century European legal theory was dominated by the question of what gives law its validity, whereas American legal theorists have been preoccupied with rather different questions. Yet in Europe and the United States, legal theorists have ultimately found themselves worrying about much the same set of problems.
LAW 7637Trial Advocacy College (SC) (2)
The Trial Advocacy College is a week-long course offered each January through the offices of Virginia Continuing Legal Education (CLE). This advocacy skills, hands-on course is the most advanced advocacy training offered at the law school. Each student gets to practice every aspect of advocacy culminating in a jury trial.
LAW 7639Chinese Law (SC) (1)
This short intensive course seeks to offer students a highly selective introduction to the legal and political systems of the People's Republic of China.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Spring 2010
LAW 7641Corporate Strategy (SC) (1)
This course is an introduction to corporate strategy and performance.
LAW 7642After Dobbs (SC) (1)
In this short course, we will begin traversing the post-Dobbs landscape, with special attention to the difficult questions about access to reproductive care and family support that legislators, law enforcement agents, health care professionals, lawyers, judges, and ordinary people now must confront.
Course was offered Fall 2022, January 2010
LAW 7644Private Equity (SC) (1)
Private equity firms have become one of the largest and most important players in the capital markets. Understanding how these lucrative entities function and how their acquisitions are structured will serve as a vehicle for a survey discussion of corporate M&A and building a legal practice in this area.
LAW 7645Baseball (SC) (1)
This course examines the effect of various laws and law-like rules on Major League Baseball. Suitable for non-experts and will include (optional) session aimed at bringing them up to speed.
LAW 7646Advising the Board of Directors in a Mergers and Acquisitions World (SC) (1)
This course will examine some of the issues corporate boards confront when considering merger and acquisition transactions, including (i) board and management conflicts, (ii) financial and legal advisors, (iii) an appropriate sales process, (iv) hostile bidders, (v) deal protection measures, and (vi) anticipating possible litigation, and will discuss the nature of the advice that counsel should provide a board in each context.
LAW 7647Cryptocurrency Law and Policy (SC) (1)
This course will address legal and policy issues related to cryptocurrency. We will study what cryptocurrency is, why people demand it, and what advantages and disadvantages it has compared to conventional money. We will connect cryptocurrency to tax, criminal law, smart contracts, and other legal topics. The course is meant to be complementary to, and not mutually exclusive with, Cryptocurrency Regulation (SC) (LAW 7808).
LAW 7648Federal Sentencing (SC) (1)
This short course will provide an overview of federal sentencing policy and practice. Students will be introduced to the history and goals of sentencing, the types of sentences available to judges, the collateral consequences of conviction, and the sentencing reform movement that led to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.
LAW 7649State Constitutions (SC) (1)
The world of state constitutions is, in short, a universe whose study adds depth and texture to our understanding of American constitutionalism. This course will examine state constitutions from both historical and contemporary perspectives.
Course was offered Fall 2021
LAW 7650Litigation and Public Policy (SC) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
In this course we will discuss issues involved in litigating challenges to government policies, using case examples from the instructor's time in the San Francisco City Attorney's Office and on the bench in the Northern District of California.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Fall 2010
LAW 7651The Fed in the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis (SC) (1)
This short course will explore at a high level the role of the Federal Reserve, its reponse to the financial crisis in the fall of 2008 and the implications of the crisis for the Fed and the financial services industry.
LAW 7652Voice and Silence in Law and Literature (SC) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
Participants in this short course will explore the legal, literary, and cultural mechanisms that amplify the voices of some speakers, while silencing the voices of others.
Course was offered Fall 2010
LAW 7653Leadership and Team Management (SC) (1)
In this short course we will explore the issues of team management and leadership applied in various settings. Students will learn about how failures in leadership evolve and how to prevent them; how to manage crises effectively; and how to build an organization that is less susceptible to significant preventable failures.
LAW 7654National Security, Human Rights, and the Courts (SC) (1)
Terrorism against individuals and states has become a serious challenge for civilized societies at the turn of the 21st century - due to the physical threats it poses on the one hand and the fear that taking extreme measures against its perpetrators will overstep democratic values and infringe human rights on the other hand. The course is dedicated to analyzing the ways legal systems perceive terror and try to fight it.
Course was offered January 2019, Fall 2016, Spring 2011
LAW 7656Islamic Law (SC) (1)
This course will provide students with a basic introduction to Islamic law as a legal system, beginning with its origins as revealed law, proceeding through its manifestations as a 'jurists law' in the middle ages, and concluding with its transformation into codified state-law in the 20th century.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Spring 2011
LAW 7658Topics in Corporate Governance (SC) (1)
In this short course we will examine the topics in corporate governance of publicly held corporations. Each class will consider one of the following topics: (1) Institutions and Mechanisms of Corporate Governance (2) Enron-class Scandals and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (3) Regulatory Competition (4) Shareholder Activism (5) Major Differences in Corporate Governances around the world.
Course was offered January 2011
LAW 7659National Security Detention (SC) (1)
This short course will attempt to de-tangle and examine the difficult issues present in the still evolving U.S. national security detention system set up in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, from the perspective of traditional civilian habeas corpus law and the international law of war and human rights.
Course was offered January 2011
LAW 7660Defamation (SC) (1)
A survey of the common law and constitutional dimensions of defamation law.
LAW 7664War by Other Means: The Law of Economic and Financial Sanctions (SC) (1)
This course will provide an introduction to domestic and international legal issues arising from economic and financial sanctions, with an emphasis on sanctions imposed by the United States and its partners outside the U.N. multilateral process.
Course was offered January 2023, Spring 2011
LAW 7665Advanced Administrative Law (SC) (1)
This course will confront historical and modern controversies in administrative law. Topics will change from year to year, but may include: the appropriate contours of executive, legislative, and judicial control over federal government decisionmaking; the scope of judicial review of agency action; and the meaning of major statutes, such as the Administrative Procedure Act, governing the administrative state.
LAW 7667Global Contracting (SC) (1)
This short course will cover the content and structure of different types of agreements used in cross-border business transactions, as well as the process by which these agreements are negotiated, the role of the lawyer in identifying and resolving underlying commercial issues, and the allocation of responsibility for decision-making between business leaders and lawyers.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Spring 2011
LAW 7670Legal Issues at the End of Life (SC) (1)
This short course will examine ethical and legal issues at the end of life, including withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, physician-assisted suicide, definitions of death, and organ harvesting.
Course was offered January 2011
LAW 7671Poverty and the Constitution (SC) (1)
This course will explore the Supreme Court's flirtation with constitutional protection for poor people during the 1960s and 1970s.
Course was offered January 2012
LAW 7672Hedge Funds: Contract and Regulation (SC) (1)
This course will offer an introduction to the regulation and contractual structure of hedge funds. We will closely read model hedge fund operating agreements and will pay careful attention to the unusual ways in which these funds structure relationships between investors and managers. We will also survey some of the statutes and regulations that apply to hedge funds and some of the relevant academic literature.
Course was offered January 2013, January 2012
LAW 7673Military Law (SC) (1)
This course is an overview of the domestic and international law relevant to the United States armed forces. No prior knowledge is required; the course is suitable for both experienced students and for those with limited or no understanding of the U.S. military.
LAW 7674Israeli Health Law and Bioethics (SC) (2)
In this short course, students will be introduced to the Israeli health system including patients rights, medical malpractice, organ donation, end-of-life decisions, reproductive medicine and genetic research.
LAW 7678Structural Social Change and Constitutionalism (SC) (1)
This seminar has two specific aims: on the one hand, to explore the theoretical and practical tensions and connections between structural social change and the judiciary in Colombia, South Africa and India; and, on the other hand, to analyze critically the idea that the Indian Supreme Court, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, and the Colombian Constitutional Court are creating a constitutionalism of the Global South.
LAW 7679Parental Choice in K-12 Education (SC) (1)
This short course examines contemporary controversies, influences, research, and roles surrounding school choice programs.
LAW 7680Evolution of Holistic Defense (SC) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course explores the foundation of transformative justice through a lens of holistic defense.
Course was offered Spring 2022
LAW 7682Innocence Cases: How Much Is Enough? (SC) (1)
A survey of three infamous innocence cases - Troy Davis, Damien Echols and Marty Tankleff - to consider why the result in each case turned out so differently: Davis was executed, Echols was freed after an Alford plea, while Tankleff was exonerated completely.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Fall 2011
LAW 7683Presidentialism in Administrative Law (SC) (1)
This short course will explore the doctrine of "presidentialism" in administrative law. Presidentialism refers to the argument that most of the workings of the administrative state are exercises of executive power and these workings must therefore be under the control of the President. The seminar will examine the history of this concept, case law relating to this concept, and this concept through the lens of administrative law theory.
LAW 7684Constitutional Issues in Higher Education (SC) (1)
This short course will explore constitutional questions presented by recent litigation involving public universities. Topics will include: affirmative action, campus speech codes, whether student organizations may be required to adhere to non-discrimination policies, funding of religious student organizations, and academic freedom.
Course was offered Spring 2012
LAW 7686The Mueller Report and the Role of the Special Counsel (SC) (1)
In this short course, students will examine a key set of decisions made during Special Counsel Mueller's investigation of the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. During each of the sessions, instructors will present on the legal, political, practical, and human context for a set of issues, and then examine why and how particular decisions were made. The final sessions will focus on obstruction of justice and presidential accountability.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2021
LAW 7687The Institutional Supreme Court (SC) (1)
This course will examine the Supreme Court from the perspective of its institutional role and the behavior of its members and of those whose professional lives circle around it. Since our aim is a better understanding of how constitutional law is made, the focus will be on the making, rather than on the substantive law. The readings are drawn primarily from political science and judicial behavior literature, along with recent Supreme Court opinions.
Course was offered Spring 2022, January 2012
LAW 7690Health Care Marketplace: Competition, Regulation, and Reform (SC) (1)
This short course will examine salient features of the legal and economic framework in which we provide medical care in the United States.
LAW 7691Juvenile Justice Reform (SC) (1)
This course will use scientific research on adolescent development as a lens through which to examine the design and operation of the juvenile justice system, focusing on a recently released study by the National Academy of Sciences.
Course was offered January 2013
LAW 7692Persuasion (SC) (1)
This short course offers a quick but intensive training course in effective verbal communications.
LAW 7693Energy Businesses and Private Company Acquisitions (SC) (1)
This short course will survey and analyze the different major sectors of the Energy business from "upstream" businesses like exploration and production to "downstream" businesses like distribution.
LAW 7694New Frontiers in Neuroethics and Law (SC) (1)
This intensive interdisciplinary experience brings medical students and law students together for two-weeks to explore topical issues at the frontier of clinical care, law, and neuroethics through multidisciplinary readings, immersion experiences, hands-on interdisciplinary group projects, and in-depth discussions.
LAW 7695Corporate Litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery (SC) (1)
This course will explore corporate litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery, the nation's preeminent forum for resolving business disputes, from a doctrinal and practical perspective. It will introduce students to the Court's unique features and role in the world of corporate litigation.
Course was offered January 2023
LAW 7696Judicial Review (SC) (1)
The course concerns the institutional processes, primarily those involving the courts, that implement the principle that the Constitution is superior to other forms of law, state and federal.
Course was offered January 2013
LAW 7697Supreme Court Decisionmaking (SC) (1)
This short course will provide an introduction to decisionmaking in the Supreme Court of the United States through the lens of one pending case, Bailey v. United States.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2012
LAW 7698Law of Reproduction (SC) (1)
This course will examine ethical and legal issues related to reproduction. While some historical coverage will take place, primary emphasis will be on current topics, such as conscientious provider accommodations, state ultrasound legislation, embryonic stem cell research, prenatal genetic testing, regulation of the fertility industry, and similar issues. Mutually Exclusive with Law and Reproduction seminar.
Course was offered Spring 2013
LAW 7701Federal Regulation of Investment Companies (SC) (1 - 2)
Offered
Spring 2023
The course will focus on the federal regulation of investment companies (mutual funds, close-end funds, ETFS) and their investment advisors.
LAW 7702Legal Practice and the Startup Company: An Inside Look (SC) (1)
This short course will provide students with a unique perspective into the many aspects of a start-up business - from creation and capitalization to IP protection and skills needed for day-to-day operations. Students will engage and explore business planning, entity choice, governance, financing, and exit opportunities.
LAW 7703Current Issues in Intellectual Property Law (SC) (1)
This short course will cover current issues in intellectual property law and policy. Topics may include the Google Books litigation, liability of platforms for copyright infringement, the America Invents Act of 2011, trademark dilution and alternatives to intellectual property protection. Prerequisite: One of the following: Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Patent Law, Survey of Patent, Copyright, Trademark
Course was offered January 2014, January 2013
LAW 7704Judicial Philosophy in Theory and Practice (SC) (1)
This short course will attempt to discern both the normative case and some of the appropriate occasions for judges to defer either to the letter of the law or to the decisions of other branches of government. It will focus principally on the appropriate parameters of decision-making by federal judges at all levels. Mutually Exclusive with Judicial Decision-Making: Judicial Modesty (SC)
LAW 7705International Law: Trade and Human Rights (SC) (1)
This course explores the evolving recognition of human rights within the established principles of international trade law. The aims of the course are to provide an understanding of how WTO trade rules and BITs can and do adjust to global human rights.
LAW 7707Race and Law (SC) (1)
This course will examine the response of law to racial issues in a variety of contemporary legal contexts. Topics may include education, employment, criminal justice, voting, interracial relationships and adoption, and hate speech. The materials will consist of a mix of cases, commentary, and discussion problems. Mutually Exclusive with LAW 9058 Race and Law Seminar and LAW 7089 Race and Law Lecture
Course was offered January 2013
LAW 7708Office of the Solicitor General (SC) (1)
This short course will provide an introduction to the Solicitor General's Office; its work; and its relationship to, among others, the Supreme Court, the President, and the rest of the Executive Branch.
Course was offered January 2014, January 2013
LAW 7709Irregular Warfare (SC) (1)
This course will examine the rules governing irregular warfare through a scenario-based approach that traces the development of an armed conflict through several stages, with each stage being used to explore the applicable law. The class will cover the law applicable to both traditional, inter-state armed conflict and various irregular forms of armed conflict, including insurgency and counterinsurgency, piracy, and counter-terrorism.
Course was offered January 2013
LAW 7710Changing Practice of Medicine (SC) (1)
This short course will examine the social, political and economic pressures that are now evident and will focus on the changes occurring as a result of the corporatization of contemporary medical practice.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
LAW 7711Comparative Law in Post-Communist Countries (SC) (1)
This course is a comparative study of law in post-communist countries.
LAW 7712Energy & Environmental Products Trading and Commodities Regulation (SC) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
This class will provide a comprehensive overview of energy trading and commodities regulation by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), including with respect to traditional energy products (such as natural gas, power, crude oil and coal), and environmental products (such as carbon offsets, acid rain allowances, and renewable energy credits).
LAW 7713Federalism (SC) (1)
This course will explore the division of authority between the states and the national government. We will focus on the "federalism revolution" in the Rehnquist and Roberts Courts, paying attention to recent decisions about the limits on federal regulatory power and federal court jurisdiction. Grades will be based on class participation and a writing assignment.
LAW 7714Introduction to the Civil Law Tradition (SC) (1)
This course offers an introduction to the civil law tradition, focusing on the main operating set of legal institutions, procedures and rules that tend to be common to civil law countries.
LAW 7715Critical Race Theory (SC) (1)
This course will examine the foundations of Critical Race Theory, a scholarly movement that began in the 1980s. The course will apply core principles of CRT to contemporary legal challenges.
Course was offered Spring 2019, Spring 2014
LAW 7716Current Issues in the Laws of War (SC) (1)
The laws of war seek to reconcile the realities of armed conflict with humanitarian concerns for people affected by those conflicts. Though these laws have deep historical roots, the complexities of modern conflicts and quickly-shifting technologies make the rules both increasingly relevant and increasingly challenging to apply.
Course was offered January 2020, January 2015
LAW 7717Movement Lawyering for Global Justice: Human Rights & the Environment (SC) (1)
This course will explore the ways in which lawyers and legal strategies support clients, communities social movements who are threatened by human rights and environmental abuses, and who are on the front lines of human rights and environmental justice or earth rights campaigns.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2014
LAW 7718Children and the Law (SC) (1)
This course will examine children's rights and the allocation of power and decision making authority between children, parents and the state.
Course was offered January 2014
LAW 7719Toxic Chemicals in the Environment (SC) (1)
This course will explore the principles of regulation of hazardous wastes and toxic substances under statutes such as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or 'Superfund') and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
Course was offered January 2015, January 2014
LAW 7720State Tax in the U.S. and EU (SC) (1)
This course will compare constitutional limits on the power of the U.S. states to impose individual income taxes with limits placed by the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union on EU member states individual income tax powers. Emphasis will be on states obligations to avoid using their tax systems to discriminate against residents of fellow states.
Course was offered January 2015, January 2014
LAW 7721Building the Rule of Law (SC) (1)
How do less-developed countries and nations in transition, independently or with outside assistance, facilitate the rule of law? This seminar will explore that question through the writings and experience of scholars, policymakers, and others working in the field of law and development.
LAW 7722Overview of Military Law (SC) (1)
'Military Law' covers a wide variety of subject areas, many of them having little connection to each other. Much of modern, American military law has little to do with matters strictly military and much to do with the basic legal controls necessary for large institutions and the mechanisms that Congress relies upon to control such a large and powerful part of the executive branch.
Course was offered January 2014
LAW 7723U.S. Bill of Rights in Comparative Common Law Perspective (SC) (1)
This course examines a series of human rights controversies, so as to see how they are resolved in each of the countries to be compared (U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa) and also by the European Court of Human Rights.
Course was offered Spring 2014
LAW 7724Varieties of Financial Distress (SC) (1)
In this short course, we will explore the many dimensions of financial distress, with a particular emphasis on the legal and political mechanisms that are used to address it. We will discuss both theory and practical issues, working primarily with scholarly materials but also newspaper, magazine and literary accounts.
Course was offered Spring 2014
LAW 7725Current Issues Patent Law (SC) (1)
This course will cover current issues in U.S. patent law and policy. Topics may include patent assertion entity litigation, pharmaceutical development and patents, post grant proceedings, software and biotech patent subject matter eligibility, patent reform legislation, and alternatives to patent protection. There may be one or more guest speakers.
LAW 7726Learning from the Holocaust: Law, History & Responsibility (SC) (1)
In this course, we will take up a few of the questions at the center of such debates, including: Was the regime of the Third Reich a 'legal' one? How does our answer to that question bear on whether a 'legal' response to its atrocities ' and to those who participated in them' was called for?
Course was offered January 2015
LAW 7727Law and Psychology of Dispute Resolution (SC) (1)
This course will discuss the settlement of disputes from legal, psychological and practical perspectives.
LAW 7728Reproductive Ethics and Law (SC) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
The course will examine ethical & legal issues related to reproduction. While some historical coverage will take place, primary emphasis will be on current topics, such as abortion regulation, coerced medical interventions, conscientous provider accommodations, state ultrasound legislation, prenatal genetic testing, the pregnant woman in research, & regulation of the fertility industry.
LAW 7729International Trade Law (SC) (2)
This course examines fundamental legal frameworks governing global business and international trade relations between states.
Course was offered Fall 2018, Fall 2014
LAW 7730Central Issues in Law and Adjudication (SC) (1)
The point of this short course is to examine some persistent legal problems persistent elsewhere as well as in the United States concerning the making and application of law.
Course was offered Spring 2015
LAW 7731Law of Treaties (SC) (1)
This short course will explore the nature, substance, and purpose of modern treaties from both international and American perspectives.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2015
LAW 7732Shaping Legal Opinions (SC) (1)
This short course will be a writing, reading, and discussion course about how to write effective opinion pieces on legal affairs for general readers.
Course was offered Fall 2014
LAW 7733Constitutional Design (SC) (1)
This course will explore the considerations and challenges in designing a constitution. We will focus on the 'hard-wired' aspects of a constitution - that is, its institutional or structural components - not its interpretation per se.
LAW 7734Federal Law of Fraud and Corruption (SC) (1)
This course will focus on the federal criminal law that addresses public corruption and related crimes of fraud.
Course was offered January 2015
LAW 7735Stocks to Cellblocks: American Punishment Since 1776 (SC) (1)
Why and how should we punish? The answer to this question has changed dramatically over the course of American history. From stocks and gallows to prisons, from isolation to chain gangs, and from jury trials to plea bargains, American punishment has reconstituted itself in large and small ways to fit the times.
Course was offered January 2015
LAW 7736Law of Body Parts (SC) (1)
This course explores the changing legal resolutions in respect to the human body and its part. The topics surveyed include regulating the retrieval and allocation of organs for transplantation; reproductive cells and organs (sperm, ovum, pre-embryos, and surrogacy agreements), creating and exploiting embryonic and adult stem cells, and regulating the use genetic material.
Course was offered January 2016, January 2015
LAW 7737Corporate Transactions: Start-up to Exit (SC) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course will concentrate on the business lawyer's role in three significant stages of a company's development with an emphasis on the practical elements that enable lawyers to contribute to successful client outcomes. Prerequisite: JD student and LAW 6103 or LAW 6109
LAW 7738Israeli Business Law and Innovation (SC) (2)
This J-term course, taught in Israel, will familiarize students with the unique legal aspects of Israel's entrepreneurial culture through a series of lectures, meetings with practitioners, businesses and government institutions.
LAW 7739Patent Claim Construction and Other Current Issues in Patent Law (SC) (1)
This course will focus on patent claim construction and may touch on other current issues in U.S. patent law and policy. Prerequisite: LAW 8010 or LAW 7044
Course was offered Spring 2015
LAW 7740Advising Boards of Directors (Public and Private Equity) Under Siege (SC) (1)
We will explore how to advise boards of directors, and private equity firms, when their companies face capital structure challenges.
LAW 7741International Human Rights Litigation (SC) (1)
This course provides a detailed analysis of the work of an international human rights litigation lawyer. It focuses on how to make use of the various international standards, fora and remedies as tools to seek to promote respect for international human rights standards.
Course was offered Spring 2016
LAW 7742Management of BigLaw Firms: Balancing Culture and Profits (SC) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course is designed to provide students with a practical perspective on the governance and management of global law firms and how the structure of firms manifests itself in the culture of a firm.
LAW 7743Cultural Property (SC) (1)
This short course examines the legal regimes that regulate interests in cultural property. Topics include the repatriation of antiquities, the rights of artists to control or profit from their works, and the enforcement of limitations on access to documents of significant public interest. The course also examines the property rights of indigenous peoples in cultural artifacts and traditional knowledge.
LAW 7744Slavery and the Constitution (SC) (1)
This course will address how the Constitution dealt with the institution of slavery in America. We will focus on the framing and ratifying of the Constitution's provisions relating to slavery, including the compromises they embodied; we will look at how lawyers argued over the Constitution's application to various aspects of slavery, and we will consider how courts responded to those arguments.
LAW 7745Tax Policy (SC) (1)
This course will examine the legal, economic, and political considerations relevant to formulating tax policy.
Course was offered January 2016
LAW 7746Positive Political Theory and the Regulatory Process (SC) (1)
This course will introduce students to the federal regulatory process and to work that attempts to explain and normatively evaluate that process using the analytic tools of economic and rational choice political science.
Course was offered January 2016
LAW 7747Roman Law of Delict (SC) (1)
Roman law developed over the course of more than one thousand years, and it continues to influence legal systems throughout the world. In this course, we will examine the part of Roman private law concerned with delicts (torts). We will study the theories of liability and the available remedies against the background of the broader system of Roman law.
Course was offered January 2016
LAW 7748Tax Discrimination (SC) (1)
This course covers the constitutional prohibition of tax discrimination against taxpayers with interstate income or activities.
LAW 7749Sustainable Development Theory and Practice (SC) (1)
In this course, we will discuss the meaning of sustainable development as a normative and legal concept and then examine several real world contexts where the theory of sustainability meets the practical realities of business and legal practice.
LAW 7750Tobacco and Firearms: Preventing Deaths and Protecting Rights (SC) (1)
This short course uses regulation of tobacco and firearms as case studies in contemporary public health policy.
Course was offered Spring 2016
LAW 7751Coercion (SC) (1)
This class will examine the philosophical concept of coercion. The class will focus on the work of Alan Wertheimer. His book, Coercion, begins by examining how that concept is understood in several doctrinal areas including contracts, criminal law, and constitutional law.
Course was offered January 2017
LAW 7754Forensics Litigation (SC) (1)
This forensics litigation short course will be a practicum - a scientific evidence pre-trial and trial advocacy course for practicing criminal lawyers and law students.
Course was offered January 2018, January 2017
LAW 7755Law of Human Experimentation (SC) (1)
This course covers topics in the ethics and law of human subjects research, including the regulatory framework for protection of human subjects; requirements of informed consent; questions of access to experimental therapies; compensation, recruiting, and advertising for subjects; and ownership and privacy interests in biological specimens and genetic information.
Course was offered Spring 2018, January 2017
LAW 7756Roman Law of Family and Status (SC) (1)
Roman law developed over the course of more than one thousand years, and it continues to influence legal systems throughout the world. In this course, we will examine the part of Roman private law concerned with family and status. We will study Roman legal theories of marriage, divorce, parental authority, filial duty, citizenship, and slavery.
Course was offered January 2017
LAW 7757Medical Malpractice and Health Care Quality (SC) (1)
This course covers the history and evolution of medical malpractice in the United States; the effect of malpractice and malpractice litigation on access to and cost of health care.
LAW 7758Comparative Constitutional Design (SC) (1)
In this short course, we explore the considerations and challenges in designing a constitution. We will focus on the 'hard-wired' aspects of a constitution - that is, its institutional or structural components - not its interpretation per se.
Course was offered Spring 2017
LAW 7759Exercises in Rule-Making - Society, Technology and the Law (SC) (1 - 2)
Deciding on an appropriate rule involves a complex process that implicates social norms, available scientific evidence, and policy goals. The introduction of new technologies or making better use of existing ones, or in facing suboptimal performances, highlight the need for sensible rulemaking.
LAW 7760Special Topics in Health Law (SC) (1)
This short course will examine healthcare reform initiatives - the majority of which may occur at the law and business interface -- including (but not limited to) payment reform, development of health related information technology, and the increasing integration and consolidation of delivery systems.
Course was offered Spring 2017
LAW 7761A Beginner's Guide to Private Equity Fund Formation (SC) (1)
This course explores the formation of private equity from the ground up.
Course was offered Spring 2017
LAW 7762Prison Reform Litigation and Advocacy (SC) (1)
This short course will discuss topics of prison reform litigation and its advocacy.
Course was offered Spring 2017
LAW 7763Medicare Coverage, Payment and Compliance (SC) (1)
This course will provide a high-level overview of the Medicare Program and, to a lesser extent, Medicaid, with a focus on coverage, payment, and compliance requirements for health care providers. We will examine the legal and regulatory frameworks governing these federal healthcare program payments to hospitals and other healthcare providers and suppliers, demystifying central concepts and terminology.
Course was offered Fall 2018, Spring 2017
LAW 7764Understanding Police Use of Force: Investigation & Litigation Concepts (SC) (1)
The objective of this short course is to examine law enforcement use of force decision making through the lenses of the United States Constitution and the cases that have interpreted its meaning.
LAW 7765Personal Data Protection in Europe (SC) (1)
This class will introduce students to the basic concepts and principles of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and reflect on the current challenges the GDPR is facing, most notably the question of data transfers between the US and Europe.
Course was offered Fall 2022
LAW 7766Christian Perspectives on Legal Thought (SC) (1)
An introduction to Christian perspectives on legal thought covering a variety of topics, including the influence of Christianity on the development of the American legal tradition and topics of contemporary policy relevance.
Course was offered January 2018
LAW 7767Transnational Criminal Procedure (SC) (1)
This course addresses issues arising from the transnational or extraterritorial application of domestic criminal law to conduct occurring outside the U.S. -sometimes by foreign nationals- under federal statutes defining offenses such as bribery, drug and human trafficking, and terrorism-related activities.
LAW 7768Criminal Law Simulation (SC) (1)
Using facts from real cases, students will work through various aspects of prosecuting/defending a real case. Significant time will be spent on analyzing the cases under applicable statutes and drafting memoranda that articulate the likely criminal charges. This class will also cover other considerations for charging decisions, as well as simulating plea bargaining situations.
Course was offered January 2018
LAW 7769AI, Automation, and the Future of Legal Practice (SC) (1)
Legal practice has always been shaped by technology as lawyers seek out new ways to better meet the need of their clients at the lowest cost. In this course, we will discuss some newer technologies, how they are being put to use, and the potential upsides and risks associated with the further automation of legal work. No prior knowledge of coding or computer science is assumed.
Course was offered January 2018
LAW 7770Unconventional Warfare (SC) (1)
The course examines the law and policy of unconventional warfare, which the Department of Defense defines as "activities conducted to enable a resistance movement or insurgency to coerce, disrupt or overthrow an occupying power or government by operating through or with an underground, auxiliary or guerrilla force in a denied area."
Course was offered January 2018
LAW 7771Current Issues in Drug Law and Policy Reform (SC) (1)
This seminar will explore some of the impacts of the U.S.-led "War on Drugs" and current challenges to our punitive prohibitionist agenda. Among the topics to be discussed: mass criminalization and government surveillance, marijuana reform, the case for psychedelics, the drug war's impact on reproductive and parenting rights, our current opioid overdose epidemic, and alternative models of drug control.
Course was offered Spring 2018
LAW 7772Tax Secrecy and Tax Transparency in a Global Economy (SC) (1)
This course will discuss both cooperative and coercive methods that countries employ to gain income information about their taxpayers. Coverage for individual taxpayers will include FATCA and the common reporting standard. Coverage for corporate taxpayers will include tax ruling exchange and country-by-country reporting.
LAW 7773Inside the Boardroom (SC) (1)
The course will focus on the responsibilities of public company Boards of Directors and the issues Boards deal with from the routine to crisis management. Emphasis will be on practical knowledge which will enable lawyers to understand the Board process and how various aspects of law impact the Boardroom.
LAW 7774Women in the Criminal Justice System (SC) (1)
This course will examine the experiences of women in all phases of the criminal justice system - from arrest to re-entry - and will explore questions like: What is driving the increase in women's incarceration? What are the interconnected systems that impact a woman's life once she enters the criminal justice system? What is unique about how women experience or respond to criminal justice involvement?
Course was offered Fall 2017
LAW 7775Implicit Bias and the Law (SC) (1)
This course explores the range of legal and policy responses to social science evidence of the impacts that implicit bias has in healthcare, education, employment, and criminal justice in America, with an emphasis on public health outcomes.
Course was offered January 2018
LAW 7776Global Health Law and Policy (SC) (1)
This short course will investigate the many and competing challenges to developing a standardized global health policy.
Course was offered Spring 2018
LAW 7777Writing about Law for Non-Lawyer Audiences (SC) (1)
This workshop will focus on the rare skill of writing rigorously and seriously on legal issues for general interest audiences. The goal is to for students to learn how to translate legal writing skills into skills of broader legal communications.
Course was offered Spring 2018
LAW 7778Asian Americans and Legal Ideology (SC) (1)
This class will consider contemporary legal issues facing Asian Americans, through the theoretical lens of critical race theory and intersectional feminism. We will consider the racialization and legal status of Asians in the United States, past, present, and future.
Course was offered Spring 2018
LAW 7779Topics in Private Company Acquisitions (SC) (1)
Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions of private companies is very different from public company transactions. This course explores the structuring and negotiating of private deals by strategic (another company) and financial (private equity) purchasers through detailed discussion of and exercises focused on actual transactions.
LAW 7780Taxing Multinationals in a Global Economy (SC) (1)
This is a short course about how countries tax the income of multinational companies. The course will provide an overview of the fundamentals of U.S. transfer pricing rules in the global context, with due attention to how countries work out their differences when it comes to sharing the tax base.
Course was offered Janiuary 2022, Spring 2021
LAW 7781The Firm and Cyberspace (SC) (1)
Over the last two decades, firms have become increasingly dependent on cyberspace (the domain of interconnected digital communications and processing). The course will explore the causes and consequences of that dependence along with the risks and implications (regulatory and financial; private and public) of firms placing so much reliance on a factor of production over which both firms themselves and individual governments have little control.
Course was offered January 2019
LAW 7782Wildlife Law (SC) (1)
This short course will examine selected topics in wildlife law with an emphasis on those laws that regulate the access and taking of wild animals. Likely topics include: differences between wild and domestic animals, hunting on private and public land, inland fisheries, state game laws, the rights of indigenous people, wildlife federalism, and the rule of capture.
Course was offered January 2019
LAW 7783The Law of Refugees and Forced Migration (SC) (1)
This short course will cover the existing international legal framework on forced migration and refugees, and it will discuss emerging potential regimes like the UN Global Compact on Refugees and International Mobility Convention. It will also introduce and analyze the U.S. federal statutes and regulations on persecution-based protection from removal that implement the Refugee Convention and Convention Against Torture.
LAW 7784Constitutional Crises (SC) (1)
What is a constitutional crisis? How does it happen? And can it be prevented? This short-course probes these questions. It will study recent crises in Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Venezuela, amongst each others, and use these examples to reflect upon the United States.
Course was offered January 2019
LAW 7785Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (SC) (1)
Students will read selections of de Tocqueville's classic work, with particular focus on his observations about law and government.
LAW 7786Current Topics in Law, Medicine, and Society (SC) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
This discussion-based course will examine in depth a number of current topics in law, medicine, and society, such as organ transplantation, recent human research scandals, vaccination policy, unilateral treatment withdrawal, and posthumous reproduction. Topics vary year to year.
LAW 7787Negotiating a Joint Venture in China (SC) (1)
Through a simulation oriented course, students will be exposed to recent economic history of the People's Republic of China, foreign direct investment law of China, and negotiating norms of US and Chinese investors.
LAW 7788Science and the Courts (SC) (1)
An examination of the numerous and increasingly sophisticated ways in which science and scientific evidence impacts the legal system and how scientifically unsophisticated judges try to deal with it.
LAW 7789Federal District Court Practice (SC) (1)
This course examines the practice of law in federal district court, primarily from the perspective of the judge. We will conduct an overview of the life of the civil and criminal case, and then dive deeper into specific areas, including class actions, injunctive relief, criminal sentencing, and multi-district litigation. We will also examine the impact of wealth inequality on the delivery of justice.
Course was offered Spring 2019
LAW 7790Current Issues in the Supreme Court (SC) (1)
This seminar will explore current issues before the Supreme Court. Using recent and upcoming Court cases, we will study doctrinal developments in selected areas as well as the Court's decision-making process and the role of Supreme Court advocacy.
Course was offered January 2019
LAW 7791Defining Leadership Moments (SC) (1)
This short course will develop managerial and leadership competencies through the case method and course dialogue. Readings include organizational psychology research and cases featuring UVA alumni and defining moments in their careers.
LAW 7792Originalism in Theory and Practice (SC) (1)
After a brief study of the assumptions and philosophical commitments underlying originalism and textualism, the course will focus on cases in which justices apply a common philosophy and reach different outcomes.
Course was offered January 2019
LAW 7793Sentencing (SC) (1)
This course will explore sentencing law and procedure, with a particular focus on the discretionary aspects of sentencing.
Course was offered Fall 2018
LAW 7794Corporate Social Responsibility (SC) (1)
This course introduces students to key international law and standards related to corporate social responsibility and business and human rights. It also explores the global governance structures through which these norms develop, and the role of advocates, whether NGOs, responsible investors, or those within companies.
Course was offered Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2019
LAW 7795Art Law (SC) (1 - 3)
This short course will introduce students to the practice of "art law,' which lies at the intersection of several bodies of law. Contract doctrines such as meetings of minds, mistakes of fact, warranties, and good faith will be explored. The Uniform Commercial Code, which is the primary regulatory schema in the U.S. governing disputes over art transactions, including claims of looted art and fake art, will also be studied.
Course was offered Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019
LAW 7796Computational Text Analysis for Legal Practice (SC) (1)
Automatic text analysis is transforming the legal field by improving discovery, facilitating contract review and analysis, and improving the summary and analysis of legal documents more generally. This short course introduces students to modern quantitative text analysis techniques, with the ultimate goal of providing students with the skills necessary to apply these methods in their own research or practice.
Course was offered Janiuary 2022, January 2020
LAW 7797Economic Statecraft and Public International Law (SC) (1)
This course will examine the legal tools and frameworks available to United States government policymakers in dealing with threats from states and non-state actors. These tools -- most notably sanctions -- allow the government to use coercive measures to promote peace and security, further foreign policy objectives, and stem the rise of terrorism.
LAW 7798The Business of Banking and Prudential Regulation (SC) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
The course will focus on the prudential regulation of banking through capital, liquidity, and related requirements. It will begin by describing the business of banking before turning to prudential regulation and finishing with an in-depth look at the Liquidity Coverage Ratio in Basel III.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2021, Fall 2019
LAW 7799Topics in Public Equity Investing (SC) (1)
This short course focuses on public equity investing and related company analysis. The course is designed to give students a practical understanding of how professional equity investors at large investment firms analyze companies and make investment decisions.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019
LAW 7800Empirical Investigations of Inequality and Discrimination (SC) (1)
This short course will present the prominent empirical methods to the study of the interrelations across law, markets and society (qualitative, quantitative and experimental research methods).
Course was offered Spring 2020
LAW 7801Antitrust in the Digital Economy (SC) (2)
Tech giants now rank among the largest and most valuable companies in history. This course will explore the implications of "big data" and economic concentration in the New Economy, and whether and to what extent antitrust law is the proper mechanism to address issues like consumer privacy, filter bubbles, "fake news," and the financial challenges facing journalism, print media, and brick-and-mortar businesses.
Course was offered Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019
LAW 7802Negotiating Constitutions (SC) (1)
This class is a constitutional negotiation exercise, whereby students will be negotiating and drafting a constitution for a hypothetical country (but based on real-world dilemmas).
Course was offered January 2020
LAW 7803Sovereignty, the Rule of Law and Emergency Rule (1)
This course will give students an opportunity to explore foundational theoretical texts exploring the concepts of sovereignty, the rule of law and emergency rule that will enable to think more systematically about these questions that face all liberal constitutional orders.
Course was offered Spring 2020
LAW 7804Advanced Legal Argument (SC) (1)
In this J-term course, students will read theoretical work on the nature of legal reasoning and argumentation while also using traditional legal sources (e.g., cases, statutes, and policy) to write their own arguments and to analyze and criticize the written work of their classmates.
Course was offered January 2020
LAW 7805Founders and Foes (SC) (1)
This course will explore the arguments for and against our great Constitution. Only by understanding the original debates can you understand the document's original meaning. And to understand the original debates you cannot read the Federalist Papers alone. During this class, we will have the opportunity to discuss the reasons for and against the Constitution, the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Power, and the need for the Bill of Rights.
LAW 7806Comparative and Offshore Trust Law and Practice (SC) (1)
This short course provides a brief introduction to international trusts practice, including cutting-edge trust models and drafting techniques using various international trust regimes. It also introduces students to the phenomenon of offshore jurisdictions, their role as "legal laboratories" and the socio-economic dilemmas they raise.
Course was offered Spring 2020
LAW 7807Gun Legislation and the Second Amendment (SC) (1)
Gun regulation and the constitutional rights to keep and bear arms secured by the Second Amendment are topics of extraordinary political and legal controversy in current American society. This course will provide an introduction into these areas of controversy with a strong emphasis on data, facts, and legal doctrine.
Course was offered January 2020
LAW 7808Cryptocurrency Regulation (SC) (1)
The short course will review federal regulations and legal issues involving cryptocurrencies, digital assets, and initial coin offerings. This class explores the interplay of different federal regulators of cryptocurrencies and digital assets, including principally the SEC and the CFTC. Criminal laws as they relate to emerging technology of cryptocurrencies and digital assets also considered in context of DOJ criminal prosecutions.
Course was offered Fall 2020
LAW 7809Federal Government Oversight: The Role of the Watchdog (SC) (1)
Watchdog Inspectors General (IGs) lead more than 70 federal offices conducting oversight over federal agencies/programs. Through investigations and audits, IGs combat fraud, waste, and abuse, save billions in taxpayer dollars, and improve the effectiveness of government. This course explores the interplay of IGs, agencies and Congress. It covers IG independence, legal authorities, and responsibilities.
Course was offered Fall 2020
LAW 7810Music Law: Analytical and Client Management Skills (SC) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
In this course, students will learn how to analyze client goals, manage client preferences and risks, negotiate and structure agreements from opposing viewpoints, and provide comprehensive legal services to different players in the music industry.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2021
LAW 7811Deals (3)
This course focuses on the common economic problems, such as moral hazard, information asymmetry, and rent-seeking, that drive deal structuring and deal contracting. Students will apply economic tools, such as alternative contractual regimes, transaction costs, and risk-sharing to evaluate and solve economic problems in a variety of real-world deals.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Spring 2021
LAW 7812Title IX: The Law and Policy of Sex Discrimination in Education (SC) (1)
This course will examine the history of discrimination against girls and women that led to the enactment of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as well as current Title IX law and policy. We will assess Title IX's application to athletics, sexual harassment and single-sex schools as well as other topics as time permits.
Course was offered January 2023, Janiuary 2022
LAW 7813Law and the American Revolution (SC) (1)
This short course explores five different views of the legal order in late-eighteenth-century America and delves into the major legal questions raised by the American Revolutionary movement.
LAW 7814Eminent Domain, Expropriation, and Emergency Action (SC) (1)
This short course provides an overview of the constitutional law of government expropriation of private property. In addition to modern Supreme Court regulatory takings and eminent domain doctrine, we will explore the topic from theoretical and historical perspectives.
Course was offered January 2021
LAW 7815Philosophy of Family Law (SC) (1)
No area of law raises deeper moral controversies than family law. This course explores the philosophical foundations of civil marriage, cohabitation, polygamy, parentage, parental authority, and children's rights.
LAW 7816Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowships (SC) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
Developing a successful project proposal for a postgraduate public interest fellowship requires multifaceted research, creativity, and strategic advocacy. In this class, students interested in becoming public interest attorneys will learn about the process for developing a fellowship project; conduct research about a timely legal problem that motivates them; and design, in collaboration with others, the foundations for a compelling project.
Course was offered Spring 2022
LAW 7817International Investment Law, Human Rights, and the Environment (SC) (1)
As international investment law has expanded its reach over the last 20 years, many in the human rights and environmental communities have accused it of trampling on existing international legal protections for human rights and for the environment. This course will consider whether that is correct and what should be done if it is.
LAW 7818Experimental Law and Economics (SC) (1)
This short course is an introduction to the theory and practice of experimental law and economics; it involves exploring how experimental studies bring evidence to bear on various legal topics. Students will read, discuss, and analyze a selection of articles and learn the basics of designing and implementing legal experiments.
LAW 7819National Security Law and Practice (SC) (1)
This course will examine a series of pressing legal and policy issues at the intersection of national security law and technology.
Course was offered Fall 2020
LAW 7820Higher Education and the Law (SC) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course will introduce students to the legal and institutional complexities that are encountered by institutions of higher education. Students will examine the social and political factors that impact the programs and systems that shape higher education. Students will learn to apply legal concepts to the varied issues that are encountered in higher education settings.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2021
LAW 7821Advancing the Commitment to Public Service Through Law Firm Pro Bono (SC) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
This short course will explore the history of pro bono at law firms, how law firms partner with public interest organizations on impact litigation and policy reform, how law firms measure social impact, and the relationship between pro bono and other aspects of law firm practice and culture.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2021
LAW 7822Race, Law, and Democracy (SC) (1)
In this short course, we will examine the role of law as a tool that has both advanced and impeded the development of a multi-racial democracy in the United States.
Course was offered Fall 2020
LAW 7823Reproductive Rights and Justice (SC) (1)
This short course explores Reproductive Justice as a paradigm for understanding reproductive oppression -- that is, the subordination of individuals through their bodies, sexualities, and abilities to reproduce.
Course was offered January 2021
LAW 7824Latinos and the Law (SC) (1)
A study of the histories, civil rights issues, and discrimination experienced by the major constituent groups among Latinos.
Course was offered Spring 2021
LAW 7825Internal Investigations (SC) (1)
This short course will explore why internal investigations are initiated, how they are conducted, and what remedial actions may follow from their results. The course will combine practical considerations that impact internal investigations with the legal parameters controlling them. Course work will be a combination of lectures, discussions, and skills work such as conducting interviews and developing investigative plans.
Course was offered Spring 2021
LAW 7826Truth, Lies and Statistics for Lawyers (SC) (1)
This class will cover the basics of statistical analysis as relevant to lawyers.
LAW 7827Global Business and International Corruption (SC) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course will cover the development of U.S. and international initiatives against public-official bribery; address cutting edge issues around key provisions of the FCPA and its extraterritorial application; related offenses such as money laundering and private sector bribery; and the anti-corruption legal practice, both before the DOJ and SEC, and advising clients.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2021
LAW 7828The Corporate Law of HBO's Succession (SC) (1)
This short course examines the corporate law of HBO's TV show Succession.
Course was offered Janiuary 2022
LAW 8000Advanced Legal Research (2)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course examines print and electronic research. Topics include basic primary and secondary sources, including legislative history and administrative law; using Lexis and Westlaw; research in specialized areas and transnational law; business and social science resources; the role of the Internet in legal research; and nontraditional approaches to finding legal information.
LAW 8002Bankruptcy (Law & Business) (3 - 4)
This course concerns corporate bankruptcy and reorganization, and focuses on the reorganization of financially distressed firms under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. The emphasis of the readings and class discussion is less on bankruptcy case law and more on the economic fundamentals of financial deal-making and restructuring. Mutually Exclusive with LAW 7007 Bankruptcy. Prerequisite: Enrollment not allowed in LAW 7007 or 8002 if either taken previously.
LAW 8003Civil Rights Litigation (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course focuses on lawsuits against public officials and governments. The bulk of the course looks at constitutional and statutory claims brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Topics include what it means to act "under color of state law," absolute and qualified immunities, government liability for the acts of individual officials, monetary and injunctive relief and attorney's fees awards.
LAW 8004Constitutional Law II: Freedom of Speech and Press (3)
This course offers an intensive, albeit introductory, study of First Amendment law relating to freedom of speech and press (and corollary freedoms, such as freedom of political association).
LAW 8005Contracts II (1 - 3)
This course continues the study of basic contract law and theory. Topics may include: the identification and interpretation of the terms of agreement, defining the terms of performance, mistake and excuse, conduct constituting breach, remedies, and third-party rights.
LAW 8006Corporate Tax (3 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course deals with the tax considerations involved in the formation, operation, reorganization, and liquidation of corporations. It analyzes the relevant sections of the Internal Revenue Code and regulations and explores alternative directions that the law might have taken.
LAW 8007Derivatives Markets and Their Regulations (3)
This course studies financial instruments other than common stock and conventional debt securities. Topics include options and financial futures, structured preferred stocks, exotic debt securities such as commodity-linked bonds, and swap agreements. What is the economic function of these instruments; how are they valued; and how are they treated by the regulatory system?
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2020, Spring 2019
LAW 8008Ideas of the First Amendment (3)
This course develops skills of close critical reading, as well as an understanding of the central ideas of the First Amendment tradition. The emphasis is on how those ideas emerged in various historical periods from particular political, legal, and intellectual struggles.
LAW 8009Copyright Law (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
The federal copyright statute protects rights in literary and artistic property. Topics covered in this course include the subject matter of copyright; ownership; formalities; duration and transfer; infringement; fair use; rights and remedies of copyright owners; pre-emption of state copyright laws; the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.
LAW 8010Patent Law (3 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2023
Patent protection is increasingly important in the knowledge economy. Advances in biotechnology, controversial uses of patent rights, and divergent court opinions are impacting this area in far-reaching ways. This course will explore many of these developments while maintaining a primary focus on the principal rules pertaining to patent protection and enforcement.
LAW 8011International Taxation (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
A survey of the income tax aspects of (1) foreign income earned by U.S. persons and entities, and (2) U.S. income earned by foreign persons and entities. The principal focus will be on the U.S. tax system, but some attention will be devoted to adjustments made between tax regimes of different countries through tax credits and tax treaties.
LAW 8012Legal Issues in Corporate Finance (Law & Business) (3)
This course examines legal issues that arise from different financing choices made by corporations, the relationship between a corporation and its investors, and how the courts have treated that relationship. Topics include firm valuation in change-of-control transactions and in bankruptcy, the rights of debt-holders and preferred stockholders, and common stockholders' claims to dividends.
LAW 8013Mergers and Acquisitions (3)
This course focuses on the corporate and securities law issues relevant to mergers and acquisitions, including the Williams Act; state statutory and case law; as well as important forms of private ordering such as poison pills, lockups, earnouts, and the allocation of risks by the acquisition agreement. Relevant accounting and tax issues will be covered as well.
LAW 8015Partnership Tax (3)
This course will examine the basic principles in the application of the federal income tax to partnerships and their partners. Due to recent changes in the law, an increasing number of private firms, whether or not organized as partnerships, will be subject to these rules in the future. The course is taught by using problems that illustrate the principles discussed in class.
LAW 8016Securities Regulation (3 - 4)
The course will examine the federal statutes and regulations relating to the sale of securities and the duties of issuers, underwriters, brokers, dealers, officers, directors, controlling persons, and other significant market participants. We will discuss the regulation of public and private offerings, trading markets, and disclosure and corporate governance of publicly traded companies. Enrollment not allowed in LAW 8016 or 8017 if either taken previously.
LAW 8017Securities Regulation (Law & Business) (3 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2023
The course will examine the federal statutes and regulations relating to the sale of securities and the duties of issuers, underwriters, brokers, dealers, officers, directors, and other market participants. Topics will include the regulation of public and private offerings, trading markets, accounting standards, the lawyer's role in verifying financial information, and the use of finance theory in securities litigation.
LAW 8018Trusts and Estates (3 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2023
The course will cover intestate succession; requirements for the execution, revocation, republication, and revival of wills and codicils; probate procedure and grounds for will contests; requisites for the creation and termination of private trusts; inter vivos transactions that serve as will substitutes; planning for incapacity; and problems in the interpretation of wills.
LAW 8019Virginia Practice and Procedure (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
The course is organized and presented primarily for students who intend to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The course includes a study of the Virginia judicial system and problems of jurisdiction and venue within that system; pleading and practice both at law and in equity; a study of the Rules of Court; and the procedural statutes and applicable case law.
LAW 8020Problem-Solving in the Public Interest (2)
Offered
Spring 2023
We will scrutinize public interest lawyering as an interconnected field of practice that encompasses traditional legal techniques (such as litigation), as well as other social change tactics, including community organizing, media outreach, and policy advocacy.
LAW 8021Constitutional Law II: Law and the Theory of Equal Protection (3)
This course will provide an in-depth look at the case law and theory of the Equal Protection Clause.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Spring 2014, Fall 2011
LAW 8022Federal Income Tax: Advanced Topics (3)
This class is a continuation of Federal Income Tax. Students will be exposed to important aspects of federal income tax law not covered (or covered only briefly) in the basic tax course.
LAW 8023Advanced Patent Law (2 - 3)
This course will examine various advanced topics in patent remedies (including the law governing damages calculations), ownership and licensing issues, patent exhaustion, antitrust, inequitable conduct and administrative aspects of patent practice (including the new administrative processes added by the patent reform statute signed into law in September, 2011).
LAW 8024Mergers and Acquisitions (Law & Business) (3 - 4)
This course focuses on the corporate and securities law issues relevant to mergers and acquisitions, including the Williams Act; state statutory and case law; as well as important forms of private ordering such as poison pills, lockups, earnouts, and the allocation of risks by the acquisition agreement. Relevant accounting and tax issues will be covered as well.
LAW 8025Advanced Contracts (3)
Each course segment will consider in depth a foundational tenet of contract law, but applied to a new and modern fact pattern. For example, does an agreement to exchange one kidney for another (as in the increasingly common kidney paired donation) involve consideration? Is it void as against public policy? What is the obligation of airlines, hotels, and third-party providers (such as Expedia) to honor "mistake fares?"
Course was offered Fall 2021, Spring 2014
LAW 8026Taking Effective Depositions (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
In this course, students will learn in detail the rules and procedures associated with taking depositions in federal litigation. This is a hands-on, practical problem simulation course. Prerequisite: LAW 6000 Civil Procedure and LAW 6104 Evidence
LAW 8027EU Taxation (3)
This course covers limits imposed under EU law on EU Member States' ability to tax EU nationals, EU companies, and capital movements into and out of the European Union. Prerequisite: LAW 6106 Federal Income Tax
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016
LAW 8028Advanced Corporate Finance (1)
In this course we will seek to understand the problems of general business managers focused on corporate policy and business investment.
Course was offered Spring 2017
LAW 8029Investments and Valuation in Financial Markets (1)
This course will provide students with an understanding of the theory and practice of investment decision making and how assets are valued in financial markets.
Course was offered Spring 2017
LAW 8500Study Abroad (12)
This student-initiated study abroad program permits students to spend one semester studying law in a foreign university law school or law department and complete a research paper written as part of the study abroad experience under the supervision of a selected Virginia law professor.
Course was offered Fall 2021, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
LAW 8505Clinical Topics (1 - 5)
A series of Law clinics. The series will be designated by different sections of the course.
LAW 8600Advocacy Clinic for the Elderly (YR) (0)
This is the first semester of a yearlong clinic offered in conjunction with the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville. With attorney supervision, students represent elderly clients on a variety of legal matters, including basic wills and powers of attorney, guardianships, consumer issues, Medicaid and Medicare benefits, nursing home regulation and quality of long-term care, elder abuse and neglect, and advance medical directives.
LAW 8601Advocacy Clinic for the Elderly (YR) (8)
This is the second semester of a yearlong clinic offered in conjunction with the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville. With attorney supervision, students represent elderly clients on a variety of legal matters, including basic wills and powers of attorney, guardianships, consumer issues, Medicaid and Medicare benefits, nursing home regulation and quality of long-term care, elder abuse and neglect, and advance medical directives.
LAW 8602Appellate Litigation Clinic (YR) (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 8603Appellate Litigation Clinic (YR) (4)
Offered
Spring 2023
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.
LAW 8604Capital Post-Conviction Clinic (YR) (0)
This is the first semester of a yearlong clinic offered in conjunction with the Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center (VCRRC). The work of the clinic is centered on the representation of persons sentenced to death in Virginia and issues relevant to these cases.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
LAW 8605Capital Post-Conviction Clinic (YR) (5)
This is the second semester of a yearlong clinic offered in conjunction with the Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center (VCRRC). The work of the clinic is centered on the representation of persons sentenced to death in Virginia and issues relevant to these cases.
LAW 8606Youth Advocacy Clinic (YR) (4)
This is the first semester of a yearlong clinic offered in conjunction with JustChildren, a program of the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville. Students may represent children with legal issues in the areas of education law, laws governing access to services for incarcerated children, mental health and developmental disabilities law, and foster care and social services law. Students will be given an opportunity to work on policy issues.
LAW 8607Youth Advocacy Clinic (YR) (4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This is the second semester of a yearlong clinic offered in conjunction with JustChildren, a program of the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville. Students may represent children with legal issues in the areas of education law, laws governing access to services for incarcerated children, mental health and developmental disabilities law, and foster care and social services law. Students will be given an opportunity to work on policy issues. Prerequisite: 2nd-year or 3rd-year Law
LAW 8608Criminal Defense Clinic (5)
Offered
Spring 2023
The semester-long Criminal Defense Clinic provides a first-hand, experience-based study of the processes, techniques, strategy, and responsibilities of legal representation at the trial level.
LAW 8609Workplace Rights Clinic (YR) (4)
This is the first semester of a yearlong clinic offered in cooperation with the Legal Aid Justice Center and local attorneys. The clinic is designed to give students first-hand experience in the practice of employment law, from both the plaintiff and defense side.
LAW 8610Workplace Rights Clinic (YR) (4)
This is the second semester of a yearlong clinic offered in cooperation with the Legal Aid Justice Center and local attorneys. The clinic is designed to give students first-hand experience in the practice of employment law, from both the plaintiff and defense side.
LAW 8611Environmental Law and Conservation Clinic (YR) (0)
This is the first semester of a yearlong clinic related to the protection and restoration of natural resources and environmental quality. Cases in this clinic may include Clean Water Act citizen suits, wetlands cases, air permit appeals, road project cases, NEPA challenges, and forest management cases. Students will be involved in legal and factual research, as well as writing pleadings, briefs and other significant documents.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
LAW 8612Environmental Law and Conservation Clinic (YR) (8)
This is the second semester of a yearlong clinic related to the protection and restoration of natural resources and environmental quality. Cases in this clinic may include Clean Water Act citizen suits, wetlands cases, air permit appeals, road project cases, NEPA challenges, and forest management cases. Students will be involved in legal and factual research, as well as writing pleadings, briefs and other significant documents.
LAW 8613Project for Informed Reform Clinic (YR) (4)
There is currently a groundswell for criminal justice reform. At the same time, much is being written about the lack of hard facts and reliable data to inform these changes. This is the first half course of a year-long clinic that aims to step into that void and take on collaborative projects to produce those hard facts and reliable data for all types of organizations in the criminal justice reform movement needing that information.
LAW 8614Housing Litigation Clinic (YR) (4)
Offered in conjunction with the Legal Aid Justice Center, the clinic teaches and develops trial skills using housing law as the substantive background, and eligible students appear and argue in local courts.
LAW 8615Housing Litigation Clinic (YR) (4)
Offered
Spring 2023
Offered in conjunction with the Legal Aid Justice Center, this is the second semester of a year-long clinic that teaches and develops trial skills using housing law as the substantive background, and eligible students appear and argue in local courts.
LAW 8616Immigration Law Clinic (4)
In this semester-long clinic students will be assigned several clients and handle at least one complicated case involving extensive client interviewing, factual investigation, and legal analysis. Students will work with clients who are victims of violence, clients appealing denials of applications for status, special categorization or procedures, or clients with past criminal or immigration history.
LAW 8617International Human Rights Law Clinic (4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This semester-long clinical course gives students first-hand experience in human rights advocacy under the supervision of international human rights lawyers. Projects provide practical experience with activities lawyers engage in to promote respect for human rights; build the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective human rights lawyers; and integrate the theory and practice of human rights.
LAW 8618Mental Health Law Clinic (YR) (0)
This is the first semester of a yearlong clinic offered in conjunction with the Legal Aid Justice Center. Students will represent mentally ill or mentally disabled clients on a variety of legal matters including Social Security, Medicaid, and disability benefits claims; disability discrimination claims; access to housing; and access to mental health or rehabilitative services.
LAW 8619Mental Health Law Clinic (YR) (8)
This is the second semester of a yearlong clinic offered in conjunction with the Legal Aid Justice Center. Students will represent mentally ill or mentally disabled clients on a variety of legal matters including Social Security, Medicaid, and disability benefits claims; disability discrimination claims; access to housing; and access to mental health or rehabilitative services.
LAW 8620Patent and Licensing Clinic (3)
This clinic involves instruction and practical training in patent drafting as well as the negotiation and drafting of patent and software license agreements. Topics include the evaluation of inventions and computer software; preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications; dealing with patent examiners; and researching intellectual property issues and technology transfer.
LAW 8621Advanced Patent and Licensing Clinic (2)
Offered
Spring 2023
In this clinic, students can choose to work exclusively with patent attorneys drafting, filing, and prosecuting patent applications or working exclusively with licensing agents to draft license agreements, negotiate licensing terms and conditions, prepare confidentiality agreements, and marketing documents.
LAW 8622Prosecution Clinic (YR) (4)
This is the first semester of a yearlong clinic in which students explore a range of practical, ethical, and intellectual issues involved in the discharge of a prosecutor's duties and responsibilities including discovery and exculpatory evidence, duty not to prosecute on less than probable cause, cross-warrant situations, prosecution of multiple defendants and joint trial, witness recantation and preparation, and improper argument at trial.
LAW 8623Prosecution Clinic (YR) (4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This is the second semester of a yearlong clinic in which students explore a range of practical, ethical, and intellectual issues involved in the discharge of a prosecutor's duties and responsibilities including discovery and exculpatory evidence, duty not to prosecute on less than probable cause, cross-warrant situations, prosecution of multiple defendants and joint trial, witness recantation and preparation, and improper argument at trial.
LAW 8624Supreme Court Litigation Clinic (YR) (4)
This is the first semester of a yearlong clinic introducing students to all aspects of current U.S. Supreme Court practice through live cases. Working on teams, students will handle actual cases from the seeking of Supreme Court review to briefing on the merits.
LAW 8625Supreme Court Litigation Clinic (YR) (4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This is the second semester of a yearlong clinic introducing students to all aspects of current U.S. Supreme Court practice through live cases. Working on teams, students will handle actual cases from the seeking of Supreme Court review to briefing on the merits.
LAW 8628Innocence Project Clinic (YR) (4)
This is the first semester of a yearlong clinic to investigate three potential wrongful convictions of incarcerated individuals in the state of Virginia. One case will have forensic evidence (usually DNA) that could potentially be tested, and two will be non-DNA cases. Student will interview potential clients and witnesses, review case files, collect records, search court files and more. Prerequisite: 2nd-or 3rd-year Law
LAW 8629Innocence Project Clinic (YR) (4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This is the second semester of a yearlong clinic to investigate three potential wrongful convictions of incarcerated individuals in the state of Virginia. One case will have forensic evidence (usually DNA) that could potentially be tested, and two will be non-DNA cases. Student will interview potential clients and witnesses, review case files, collect records, search court files and more.
LAW 8630Family Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic (YR) (4)
This is the first semester of a yearlong clinic focusing on two alternative dispute resolution methods used to resolve conflicts involving families and children - mediation and collaborative law practice. The family disputes will include child custody, visitation, financial support, equitable distribution of property, and related issues.
LAW 8631Family Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic (YR) (2)
This is the second semester of a yearlong clinic focusing on two alternative dispute resolution methods used to resolve conflicts involving families and children - mediation and collaborative law practice. The family disputes will include child custody, visitation, financial support, equitable distribution of property, and related issues.
LAW 8632Nonprofit Clinic (YR) (3)
This is the first semester of a yearlong clinical course providing students the opportunity to work with nonprofit organizations and assist with legal issues in their formation and day-to-day operations.
LAW 8633Nonprofit Clinic (YR) (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This is the second semester of a yearlong clinical course providing students the opportunity to work with nonprofit organizations and assist with legal issues in their formation and day-to-day operations.
LAW 8634First Amendment Clinic (YR) (4)
This is the first semester of a yearlong clinical course offering law students the opportunity to gain practical legal experience involving timely free speech and press issues. Supervised by the legal staff of the Thomas Jefferson Center, students work as a team in conducting legal research, meeting with clients and co-counsel, and drafting legal memoranda and briefs. Open to 2nd - and 3rd - year Law students only. Prerequisite:2nd-year or 3rd-year Law
LAW 8635First Amendment Clinic (YR) (3 - 4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This is the second semester of a yearlong clinical course offering law students the opportunity to gain practical legal experience involving timely free speech and press issues. Supervised by the legal staff of the Thomas Jefferson Center, students work as a team in conducting legal research, meeting with clients and co-counsel, and drafting legal memoranda and briefs. Prerequisite:2nd-year or 3rd-year Law
LAW 8637Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
The clinic involves instruction and practical training on advising start-up companies and drafting basic corporate documentation. As part of the clinic, students will work with and advise Darden students who have been accepted to participate in the Darden Business Incubator.
LAW 8638International Human Rights Law Clinic (YR) (3)
This is the first semester of a year-long clinical course that gives students first-hand experience in human rights advocacy under the supervision of international human rights lawyers.
LAW 8639International Human Rights Law Clinic (YR) (3)
This is the second semester of a year-long clinical course that gives students first-hand experience in human rights advocacy under the supervision of international human rights lawyers. Prerequisite: 2-yr or 3-yr JD LAW
LAW 8640Environmental Law and Community Engagement Clinic (4 - 6)
Offered
Spring 2023
The Environmental Law and Community Engagement Clinic fits within the Law School's Program in Law, Communities, and the Environment (PLACE). Students in this semester-long clinic have the opportunity to work on real-world environmental cases in a variety of venues - before courts, administrative agencies and public utility commissions.
LAW 8641First Amendment and the Scholarly Process (YR) (0)
This is the first semester of a yearlong seminar is designed for students who are interested in working on a longer scholarly project, who might be interested in a career in law teaching, and who also have an interest in constitutional law, jurisprudence, or public law more broadly conceived.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2013
LAW 8642First Amendment and the Scholarly Process (YR) (6)
This is the second semester of a yearlong seminar is designed for students who are interested in working on a longer scholarly project, who might be interested in a career in law teaching, and who also have an interest in constitutional law, jurisprudence, or public law more broadly conceived.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2014
LAW 8643Economic and Consumer Justice Clinic (YR) (4)
This is the first semester of a yearlong course that requires students to participate in case work in both the fall and spring semesters. In addition, in the fall, there will be a seminar which will meet once a week. Students will learn basic information about various consumer protection statutes while doing exercises covering the entire range of client representation.
LAW 8644Economic and Consumer Justice Clinic (YR) (4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This is the second semester of a yearlong course that requires students to participate in case work in both the fall and spring semesters. In addition, in the fall, there will be a seminar which will meet once a week. Students will learn basic information about various consumer protection statutes while doing exercises covering the entire range of client representation.
LAW 8645Health and Disability Law Clinic (YR) (4)
Students in this first semester of a yearlong clinic represent mentally ill and elderly clients in legal proceedings, negotiations, administrative hearings and court proceedings (to the extent permitted by law) on a variety of legal matters.
LAW 8646Health and Disability Law Clinic (YR) (4)
Offered
Spring 2023
Students in this second semester of a yearlong clinic represent mentally ill and elderly clients in legal proceedings, negotiations, administrative hearings and court proceedings (to the extent permitted by law) on a variety of legal matters.
LAW 8647Immigration Law Clinic (YR) (4)
In this 1st semester of a year-long clinic, clients come from diverse backgrounds and frequently have unusual factual scenarios that bring them to the doors of Legal Aid. Students will be expected to work with the clients and understand what they want and what can be pursued through available legal mechanisms. The Clinic will focus on complicated asylum cases arising out of emerging areas of the law as well as other cases.
LAW 8648Immigration Law Clinic (YR) (4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This is the 2nd half of a year-long clinic (LAW 8647 & LAW 8648)
LAW 8649Civil Rights Clinic (YR) (4)
In this clinic, students will work on cases that have potential to provide real and concrete relief and legal support to people and communities that have been harmed by the criminalization of poverty and other forms of discrimination or deprivation of rights. Students will provide direct representation to individual clients as well as engage in impact advocacy.
LAW 8650Workplace Rights Clinic (1-term) (4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This is single-semester clinic offered in cooperation with the Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC) and local attorneys. The clinic is designed to give students first-hand experience in the practice of employment law.
LAW 8651Emerging Growth Companies and Venture Capital Financing: Principles and Practice (2)
This course deals with legal and business issues that arise in representing emerging-growth technology companies, with a particular emphasis on venture capital transactions, liquidity events, intellectual property, and corporate formation, governance, and capital structure.
LAW 8652Emerging Markets: Principles and Practice (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This seminar explores the legal and regulatory structures affecting foreign investors seeking to participate in the development of so-called "emerging markets" and in particular in the restructuring of formerly socialist economies.
LAW 8653Employment Law: Principles and Practice (3)
Ranging from Title VII to defamation law, from ERISA to workers' compensation, from the Americans with Disabilities Act to the law of employee handbooks, employment law encompasses a vast body of law regulating the employment relationship. This course examines employment law doctrine and theory from a practical perspective.
LAW 8655Estate Planning: Principles and Practice (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This seminar considers the principal tax and non-tax aspects of estate planning, with emphasis on sophisticated tax planning techniques for wealthy individuals. Prerequisites: 2nd - or 3rd - year JD
LAW 8656Practical Trial Evidence: Principles and Practice (2 - 3)
This course explores the most commonly encountered evidentiary challenges in litigation today. The keys to success include forms of proof where the factual foundations are challenging, the law demands unexpected elements to support offered proof, or the unwritten aspects of trial practice interfere with "textbook" efforts to get proof in the record.
LAW 8657Decarceration and Community Reentry Clinic (4)
Offered
Spring 2023
The purpose of this clinic is for students to explore how mass incarceration was created and how it is maintained; to interrogate how and why the attendant consequences of contact with the criminal justice system all but guarantee unemployment / underemployment, housing instability / homelessness, financial insecurity, and re-incarceration; and to develop the legal skills to support formerly incarcerated people and their families with resolving the collateral consequences of incarceration, while empowering their clients and the communities to which they return to create sustainable systemic change and drive community economic development.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Spring 2022
LAW 8658Real Estate Transactions: Principles and Practice (3)
This course is about making deals to acquire or develop long-lived, income-producing assets, focusing specifically on financing techniques for the equity piece of investment in income-producing real estate. Emphasis will be placed on the use of present value analysis. Financial structures used to invest in real estate, principally pass-thru entities taxed as partnerships, will be analyzed.
LAW 8659Drug Product Liability Litigation: Principles and Practice (2 - 3)
This seminar will consider the theory and practice of drug product liability litigation lawsuits before, and now after, the Supreme Court's recent landmark decision in Wyeth v. Levine (2009). We will consider the legal principles governing such lawsuits, such as inadequate warning; the learned intermediary doctrine; and medical causation.
LAW 8660International Tax Practicum - Fall (YR) (2)
This is the 1st semester of a year-long course using a mock litigation as a lens for studying issues in international tax law. The case study may implicate domestic tax law of any jurisdiction, tax treaties, and EU law. Students will be given a fact-pattern and will identify legal issues raised by the fact pattern. Students will draft briefs for both the government and taxpayer on the issues raised by the mock litigation.
LAW 8661International Tax Practicum - Spring (YR) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
This is the 2nd semester of a year-long course using a mock litigation as a lens for studying issues in international tax law. The case study may implicate domestic tax law of any jurisdiction, tax treaties, and EU law. Students will be given a fact-pattern and will identify legal issues raised by the fact pattern. Students will draft briefs for both the government and taxpayer on the issues raised by the mock litigation.
LAW 8662Religious Liberty and the Scholarly Process - Fall (YR) (2 - 3)
This course is the first semester of a year-long course considering the jurisprudence of religious liberty in the United States with special emphasis on recent judicial and scholarly debates about religious exemptions, corporate religious rights, equal funding of the religious mission, church autonomy, religion's distinctiveness, and the future of church-state separation.
Course was offered Fall 2017
LAW 8663Religious Liberty and the Scholarly Process - Spring (YR) (2 - 3)
This course is the second semester of a year-long course considering the jurisprudence of religious liberty in the United States with special emphasis on recent judicial and scholarly debates about religious exemptions, corporate religious rights, equal funding of the religious mission, church autonomy, religion's distinctiveness, and the future of church-state separation.
Course was offered Spring 2018
LAW 8664Civil Rights Clinic (YR) (4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This is the 2nd half of a year-long Civil Rights Clinic in which students work on cases that have potential to provide real and concrete relief and legal support to people and communities that have been harmed by the criminalization of poverty and other forms of discrimination or deprivation of rights.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2021, Spring 2020
LAW 8665State and Local Government Policy Clinic (YR-Fall) (4)
This course is the first half of a year-long clinic. Students in this clinic provide research and analytical assistance to members of the Virginia General Assembly, officials in state executive branch agencies, and/or local government officials as they develop legislative or policy proposals and, when appropriate, assist their government clients in advocating for the proposals or legislative ideas they develop.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2021, Fall 2020
LAW 8666State and Local Government Policy Clinic (YR-Spring) (4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course is the second half of a year-long clinic. Students in this clinic provide research and analytical assistance to members of the Virginia General Assembly, officials in state executive branch agencies, and/or local government officials as they develop legislative or policy proposals and, when appropriate, assist their government clients in advocating for the proposals or legislative ideas they develop.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2021
LAW 8667Federal Criminal Sentence Reduction Clinic (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
Many federal defendants are serving sentences in excess of what they would receive for the same offense today, due to errors in the original case, changes in law that were not made retroactive, and/or evolving community standards. Students in this clinic will work to reduce the sentences of indigent federal defendants and gives students a unique opportunity to practice in federal court.
LAW 8668Advanced Environmental Law and Community Engagement Clinic (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course focuses on the common economic problems, such as moral hazard, information asymmetry, and rent-seeking, that drive deal structuring and deal contracting. Students will apply economic tools, such as alternative contractual regimes, transaction costs, and risk-sharing to evaluate and solve economic problems in a variety of real-world deals.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2021
LAW 8669Holistic Youth Defense Clinic (5)
Offered
Spring 2023
The Holistic Youth Defense Clinic will provide students an opportunity to practice holistic and zealous lawyering by representing juvenile clients on delinquency matters, as well as related school discipline and special education matters, in order to help keep youth in their homes, schools, and communities with appropriate supports. Law students will have the opportunity to handle cases from the initial intake to the case disposition.
LAW 8671Community Solutions Clinic (4)
Offered
Spring 2023
The Community Solutions Clinic teaches structured, team-based problem solving through collaborative engagement with community groups.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Spring 2022, Fall 2021
LAW 8672Advanced Community Solutions Clinic (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
By instructor permission, students who have completed LAW 8671 may enroll in this advanced clinic to continue assisting clients with structured, team-based problem solving through collaborative engagement with community groups.
Course was offered Spring 2022
LAW 8673Advanced International Human Rights Clinic (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
Students who have completed the International Human Rights Clinic may take this offering by instructor permission to obtain advanced practical experience with activities lawyers engage in to promote respect for human rights.
Course was offered Spring 2022
LAW 8674Project for Informed Reform Clinic (YR) (4)
Offered
Spring 2023
This is the second half of a year-long clinic aiming to take on collaborative projects to produce hard facts and reliable data for all types of organizations in the criminal justice reform movement needing that information.
LAW 8675Advanced Decarceration and Community Reentry Clinic (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course builds on work undertaken in the introductory clinic, giving students an opportunity to progress in litigation, policy, and community education projects.
Course was offered Fall 2022
LAW 8800Legal Writing Fellow (YR) (2)
This is the first semester of a yearlong practicum in which selected upper-level students serve as teaching assistants in the law school's Legal Research and Writing Program.
LAW 8801Legal Writing Fellow (YR) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
This is the second semester of a yearlong practicum in which selected upper-level students serve as teaching assistants in the law school's Legal Research and Writing Program.
LAW 8802Graduate Legal Research and Writing I (1)
This course introduces LL.M. students to the fundamentals of U.S. legal research materials, methods, and strategies as well as various forms of legal writing.
LAW 8803FT Externship: Field Experience (10)
Offered
Spring 2023
This field experience is one part of a two-part full-time externship combining academic study and work experience under the supervision of a faculty member and an educational, charitable, governmental or nonprofit host organization.
LAW 8804FT Externship: Directed Study (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This directed study is one part of a two-part full-time externship combining academic study and work experience under the supervision of a faculty member and an educational, charitable, governmental or nonprofit host organization.
LAW 8805Graduate Legal Research and Writing II (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course continues to introduce LL.M. students to the fundamentals of U.S. legal research materials, methods, and strategies as well as various forms of legal writing.
LAW 8806PT Externship: Field Experience (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This field experience is one part of a two-part externship combining academic study and work experience under the supervision of a faculty member and an educational, charitable, governmental or nonprofit host organization.
LAW 8807PT Externship: Directed Study (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
This directed study is one part of a two-part externship combining academic study and work experience under the supervision of a faculty member and an educational, charitable, governmental or nonprofit host organization.
LAW 8808DC Externship: Field Experience (10)
This field experience is one part of a two-part full-time Washington, DC externship combining academic study and work experience under the supervision of a faculty member and an educational, charitable, governmental or nonprofit host organization.
LAW 8809DC Externship: Directed Study (3)
This directed study is one part of a two-part full-time Washington, DC externship combining academic study and work experience under the supervision of a faculty member and an educational, charitable, governmental or nonprofit host organization.
LAW 8810Directed Research (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
Eligible students receive credit for serving as research assistants supervised by selected law school faculty members.
LAW 8811Independent Research (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
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 8812Independent Research (2)
Offered
Spring 2023
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 8813Independent Research (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
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 8814Independent Research (YR) (0)
Offered
Spring 2023
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 8815Independent Research (YR) (2)
Offered
Spring 2023
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.
LAW 8816Independent Research (YR) (0)
Offered
Spring 2023
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 8817Independent Research (YR) (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
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.
LAW 8818Independent Research (YR) (0)
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 8819Independent Research (YR) (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
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.
LAW 8820Exchange: University of Auckland (12)
Selected students may participate in this international exchange program during the fall semester of their third year.
LAW 8821Exchange: Bucerius Law School (12)
Selected students may participate in this international exchange program during the fall semester of their third year.
LAW 8822Exchange: University of Melbourne (12)
Selected students may participate in this international exchange program during the fall semester of their third year.
LAW 8823Exchange: University of Nottingham (12)
Selected students may participate in this international exchange program during the fall semester of their third year.
Course was offered Fall 2010, Fall 2009
LAW 8824Exchange: Tel Aviv University (12)
Selected students may participate in this international exchange program during the spring semester of their second year.
LAW 8825Exchange: Waseda University (12)
Selected students may participate in this international exchange program during the fall semester of their third year.
LAW 8826Exchange: University of Sydney (12)
Selected students may participate in this international exchange program during the fall semester of their third year.
LAW 8827Exchange: Instituto de Empresa (IE) (12 - 13)
Selected students may participate in this international exchange program during the fall semester of their third year.
LAW 8828Exchange: Seoul National University (12)
Selected students may participate in this international exchange program during the fall semester of their third year.
LAW 8829JT Externship: Field Experience (SC) (1)
This field experience is one part of a two-part externship combining academic study and work experience under the supervision of a faculty member and an educational, charitable, governmental or nonprofit host organization.
LAW 8830JT Externship: Directed Study (SC) (1)
This directed study is one part of a two-part externship combining academic study and work experience under the supervision of a faculty member and an educational, charitable, governmental or nonprofit host organization.
LAW 8831Exchange: Bocconi Law (12)
Selected students may participate in this international exchange program during the fall semester of their third year.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2021
LAW 8832Exchange: Hebrew University Faculty of Law (12)
Selected students may participate in this international exchange program during the fall semester of their third year.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2021
LAW 8833Exchange: University of Paris II (12)
Selected students may participate in this international exchange program during the fall semester of their third year.
Course was offered Fall 2022
LAW 8843Directed Research (2)
Offered
Spring 2023
Eligible students receive 2 credits for participating in a sustained, productive and educationally valuable project for at least 85 hours of work supervised by an eligible faculty member.
LAW 8844Dual Degree: Sciences Po (YR) (0)
This course is the first semester of a yearlong international combined-degree with University Paris 1 Pantheon - Sorbonne Law School and Sciences Po/Paris in which selected students can participate during their third year.
LAW 8845Dual Degree: Sciences Po (YR) (27)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course is the second semester of a yearlong international combined-degree with University Paris 1 Pantheon - Sorbonne Law School and Sciences Po/Paris in which selected students can participate during their third year.
LAW 8848Third-Year Thesis (YR) (0)
This is the first semester of a yearlong intensive research project resulting in a thesis completed under close faculty supervision coupled with an oral defense before a faculty committee.
Course was offered Fall 2015
LAW 8849Third-Year Thesis (YR) (6)
Third-Year Thesis (YR)
Course was offered Spring 2016
LAW 8850International Tax Practicum Fellow (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
The fellow for the International Tax Practicum will be a rising 3L, typically one who took the Practicum in the previous year. The fellow will work with the instructor to develop tax-treaty practice problems and litigation scenarios to be completed by the students; give students written feedback on their responses to the problems and/or cases, and meet with students (together with the instructor) to provide oral feedback.
Course was offered Fall 2022
LAW 9000International Ifs in the Long 19th Century (3)
The period from 1789 to 1917, 'the long 19th century,' begins with the French Revolution and ends with World War I and the Russian Revolution. This seminar undertakes a variety of 'what if?' speculations associated with crucial events affecting the United States and Europe during this period, with special attention paid to the actual and potential roles of domestic and international law.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Fall 2010
LAW 9001Banking Regulation (3)
This seminar studies the basic concepts underlying the regulation of depository institutions in the United States, and, where appropriate, contrasts the U.S. regulatory approach with those followed by other countries. Topics include systemic risk and consumer protection, activity restrictions imposed on depository institutions and their affiliates, lending limits and the bank failure process, among others.
LAW 9002Sites and Systems: Science, Planning, and Law (3)
This seminar addresses the challenges of managing environmental issues in the context of the human-natural systems within which they occur. These challenges include defining the character and scope of ecosystems, establishing the goals appropriate to managing ecosystems, and assessing institutional arrangements to achieve those goals.
Course was offered Spring 2011
LAW 9003Strategy in Civil Litigation: Pleading and Procedure (3)
This seminar will concentrate on skills needed in effective pre-trial advocacy. It will emphasize strategy in pleading, motions and discovery practice stressing both the style and substance of winning litigation techniques. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, particularly Rules 1-39, 41, 45, 54, 56 and 68, will be examined and applied to various factual scenarios.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
LAW 9004International Investment Arbitration (2 - 3)
This course examines the substantive law governing international investment, explores how rights and obligations can be enforced in an investment dispute, and considers the proper role of investment law in the international legal system.
LAW 9005Decriminalizing Mental Illness (2 - 3)
This seminar will explore the policy landscape of laws and policies aiming to reduce the involvement of persons with serious mental illness in the criminal legal system, the effects of of these initiatives on relevant outcomes, and the challenges of measuring relevant outcomes.
Course was offered Fall 2021
LAW 9006Advanced Verbal Persuasion (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course develops advanced oral advocacy skills, including effective performance techniques, writing for speaking, and the ability to handle difficult speaking situations.
LAW 9007An American Half-Century (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
From 1940 to 1990, the United States eventually led the democratic world to victory in two worldwide struggles'World War II and the Cold War' against authoritarian systems. This course examines this pair of victories, especially the Cold War, through the role of international law, as well as the interplay between U.S. domestic law and foreign policy.
LAW 9008Children and the Law (2 - 3)
In this seminar students will examine the law's treatment of children's rights. Students will explore the current state of the law regarding the complexities involved with assigning rights and responsibilities to children and those who care for them, and the barriers and limitations courts and legislatures confront when making decisions regarding children.
LAW 9009Cybercrime (3)
This seminar examines key legal and policy issues associated with cybercrime. Because cybercrime can be committed in and from any corner of the world, the seminar focuses principally on U.S. laws and legal materials, but will include relevant legal materials from countries in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
LAW 9010Police Misconduct (3)
This seminar explores the legal issues that arise when police officers abuse their authority. The emphasis will be on the constitutional and federal legal landscape. Topics will include the causes and kinds of police misconduct, constitutional standards for police behavior, obstacles to prosecuting police officers, and the limits of litigation as a tool for preventing and redressing police misconduct.
Course was offered Spring 2010
LAW 9012Federalism: History and Theory (3)
This seminar provides students with an opportunity to investigate problems in the history and theory of American federalism. We will focus on the changing nature and sources of the discourses of federalism in political thought and constitutional law.
LAW 9013Climate Change: Science, Markets, and Policy (3)
This seminar will provide multiple perspectives on what many consider the greatest environmental issue of our time and one with far-reaching implications for how we and future generations will live and do business.
LAW 9014Federalism (3)
This seminar examines what the Supreme Court has described as 'the oldest question of constitutional law' in America: the allocation of authority between national and state governments. It considers the historical underpinnings and political theory of federalism, American constitutional doctrines of federalism, and questions of judicial federalism.
LAW 9015Franchise Law (2)
This course will cover the legal and practical business basics of franchising.
LAW 9016Comparative Constitutional Law Seminar (3)
This seminar will explore the issues entailed in the drafting and uses of a constitution. To what extent do constitutions reflect universal values (such as human rights), and to what extent are they grounded in the culture and values of a particular people? How much borrowing goes on in the writing of a constitution? In what respects do the United States Constitution and American constitutionalism serve as models for newer democracies?
LAW 9017Current Issues in Patent Law (3)
This course will examine a variety of patent reform efforts.
Course was offered Spring 2010
LAW 9018Wine and the Law (3)
This seminar examines the major legal issues facing the wine industry. Specific topics include Prohibition and Twenty-first Amendment jurisprudence, federal and state alcohol beverage regulatory systems (market structure, licensing, trade practices), wine labeling, wine and health.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2011, Fall 2009
LAW 9019Constitutionalism: History and Jurisprudence (2 - 3)
This seminar focuses on various ways of thinking about constitutions and constitutionalism. We will draw upon the various schools of jurisprudence, historical and contemporary sources, and important moments in the history of constitutionalism, such as the founding period of the United States and in France, the era of liberalism in 19th century Europe, and the emergence of social and economic rights in the 20th century, etc.
LAW 9020Construction Law (2 - 3)
This seminar will focus on the law relating to construction contracts. It will use a textbook and local construction contracts as source materials. The seminar will cover issues relating to private and public construction, from selection of contract models to disputes resolution. Prerequisite: 2nd-year or 3rd-year Law
LAW 9022Lessons From COVID-19 (2 - 3)
This seminar will explore the regulatory and policy lessons to be learned from our experience with the COVID-19 pandemic. We will examine efforts to forestall the next pandemic and how our pandemic experience has changed social and scientific dimensions of medicine. We will hear from some of the experts who have been at the center of some of these issues.
LAW 9023Gender and Legal Theory (3)
The seminar will explore a range of theories that attempt to define sex, gender, and sexual orientation, and to explain how those constructs are and should be treated by law. We will consider each theory on its own merits, and we will compare and contrast them with each other.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
LAW 9025Property, the Police Power and Emergencies (3)
This seminar will examine the contours of the police power, the foundational government power to regulate health, safety, and morals. Particular attention will be paid to the limits placed on the police power by the due process and takings clauses of the Constitution, as well as to the expansive use of the police power in times of crisis.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
LAW 9026Advanced LawTech (YR) (1)
This is the first half of a year-long course in which students will participate in the Online Workshop on the Computational Analysis of Law (OWCAL). OWCAL is a global workshop that highlight innovate research in empirical legal studies.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
LAW 9027Advanced LawTech (1)
Students in this course will participate in the Online Workshop on the Computational Analysis of Law (OWCAL). OWCAL is a global workshop that highlight innovate research in empirical legal studies.
LAW 9028Lochner Era (3)
This seminar will examine significant developments in the areas of constitutional law governing social and economic regulation in the so-called "Lochner Era," extending roughly from 1880 to 1940.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Spring 2011, Fall 2009
LAW 9029Psychology and Law: Cognitive and Social Issues (3)
We will investigate about 10 topics for which psychology has important things to say to and about the legal system including: eyewitness testimony, confessions, jury selection, jury decision making, negotiation, hate crime legislation, punishment, and others. Our goal is to learn about the current state of affairs in both domains and propose ways to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between the two disciplines.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Spring 2010
LAW 9030Religion, Democracy, and Law (3)
This seminar will explore the proper role of religious convictions in a liberal democracy. The seminar will provide a general overview of the contemporary debate on whether citizens and public officials have duties to refrain from relying on religious beliefs in political and legal decision-making. Selected topics will include abortion, homosexuality, evolution, blasphemy, public education, and civil disobedience.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Spring 2010
LAW 9031Rhetoric Seminar (2)
This course will focus on readings from Aristotle, Cicero, and other ancients and modern rhetoric writers, lectures on rhetorical style and substance, review and analysis of video tapes of distinguished oral presentations, informal discussion, student presentation of five video taped speeches and critique thereof.
LAW 9032Perspectives on Sovereignty - Native American Law (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This seminar provides students with knowledge regarding the history, development and salient legal issues facing tribal nations in the United States.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2010
LAW 9033Tax Policy (2 - 3)
This course will examine the legal, economic, and political considerations relevant to formulating tax policy.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2010
LAW 9034Transactional Approach To Mergers and Acquisitions (3)
The course will provide an in-depth look at the roles played by lawyers and investment bankers in advising boards of directors of target and acquirer companies as well as those played by other transactional professionals. Emphasis will be on how the case law and various state statutes and SEC regulations inform the acquisition process.
LAW 9035White Collar Crime (3)
This course will explore federal white collar crime law and practice. We will begin by delving into the federal statutes and the cases interpreting those statutes. We will then examine the investigation, prosecution, and defense of white collar crime cases by considering the power of the grand jury; the Fifth Amendment and immunity; plea bargaining; sentencing; corporate liability; and charging decisions.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
LAW 9036Evidence Theory (3)
This seminar will examine some of the most difficult doctrinal, philosophical and empirical issues in contemporary evidence law. Topics will include, among others, the role of the jury in fact-finding, the use of probabilistic evidence, demonstrative and narrative relevance, and expert testimony.
Course was offered Fall 2009
LAW 9037Wrongful Convictions (3)
This seminar will explore the nature of the problem of wrongful convictions and critically assess possible solutions.
Course was offered Fall 2010, Fall 2009
LAW 9039Supreme Court: October Term (2 - 3)
This seminar will examine the Supreme Court by intensive study of the Court's most recent Term, October Term 2008, which concludes in June 2009. After a brief introduction to the workings of the Court, the seminar will closely examine the most significant decisions from last Term.
LAW 9040Animal Law (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This seminar will explore the legal issues pertaining to animals, the laws that govern their treatment, as well as a number of topics that fall within the general headings "animal law" and "animal rights." We will examine the historical and philosophical treatment of animals, and how those views impact the way law currently governs treatment and use of animals.
LAW 9041Law and Ethics of Human Subject Research (3)
This seminar will begin with a brief look at the origins of the current system for regulating human subjects research and the ethical and legal frameworks that have evolved to assist with that regulation. We will explore central issues like risk-benefit assessment, informed consent, confidentiality, diversity in subject populations and how subjects are recruited and retained.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2011, Fall 2009
LAW 9042Corporate Social Responsibility Seminar (2 - 3)
This course interrogates the role of corporations in frameworks of law and global governance and engages with their contributions, both positive and negative, to the attainment of social priorities.
Course was offered Fall 2021, Fall 2009
LAW 9043Tax Practice and Procedure Seminar (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course will follow the progression of a tax dispute from the planning stages through to litigation.
LAW 9045Intellectual Property Law Policy (2 - 3)
This seminar will cover advanced readings in intellectual property theory and policy.
LAW 9047Dignity Law Seminar (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
The concept of dignity plays a role in several legal settings, ranging from antidiscrimination law to the law of "dignitary torts" to administrative cost-benefit analysis. At the same time, there is little consensus on what "dignity" means and how dignitary values can be best instantiated in law. This class will examine a variety of applications of dignity in legal contexts. The class will emphasize dignity's function within real-world legal doctrine and practice, while also considering theoretical frameworks surrounding dignity.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
LAW 9048Legal and Policy Issues of the Indochina War (3)
America's tragic involvement in Indochina provides a rich case study for examining a diverse range of broader national security legal and policy issues, including the legal regulation of the initiation of coercion and the conduct of military operations, the role of Congress in the use of military force, and legal regimes governing war crimes and the treatment of prisoners of war.
LAW 9049American Legal History Seminar (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This seminar investigates problems in American legal history. Students write a 40-page research paper, evaluate five or six papers written by classmates, and participate in weekly discussions of important works written from different historiographical, theoretical, and methodological perspectives.
LAW 9050Antitrust in the Global Economy (2 - 3)
This seminar examines the unique phenomenon of global antitrust law. The seminar seeks to provide a working knowledge of antitrust principles around the world (with a focus on the United States and Europe) in a field where the typical practice experience now transcends national boundaries.
LAW 9051Antitrust Practice (2 - 3)
This course studies antitrust and related laws in subject areas ranging from traditional industries to multinational/international transactions to cyberspace and high-tech industries. The seminar covers problems involved in dealing with DOJ and FTC proceedings and in dealing with private suits including mergers, joint ventures, and intellectual property and international trade matters.
LAW 9052War and Peace: New Thinking about the Causes of War and War Avoidance (3)
This interdisciplinary seminar will explore the causes of international armed conflict and the ways in which future wars might be avoided and peace preserved. Case studies of past wars will be examined to test competing theories. The seminar is a working seminar designed to advance human knowledge about war and war avoidance.
LAW 9053Hallmarks of Distinguished Advocacy (3)
This course treats oral advocacy as an effort to persuade any audience of the merits of a cause or proposal and of the credibility of the proponent. The first seven weeks treat advocacy in settings outside the courtroom. The last half deals with advocacy in the most common trial settings: direct and cross-examination, opening statements, closing arguments and appellate advocacy. Mutually Exclusive with LAW 7626, 9055, and 9185.
LAW 9054Colloquium in American Legal History (3)
This is a reading and discussion course in selected topics in the history and historiography of American law. Topics may include the law of accidents, debtor-creditor relations, Native American rights, judicial review, juvenile justice, immigration and citizenship, legal thought, and the civil rights revolution.
Course was offered Spring 2016
LAW 9055Persuasion for Advocates (3)
This seminar will explore the principles and techniques of persuasion in the legal arena including a review of the techniques of persuasive oral advocacy and the application of those techniques in opening, closing, witness examination, and oral argument. Mutually Exclusive with LAW 7626, 9053, and 9185. Enrollment not allowed in LAW 7626, 9053, 9055, or 9185 if any taken previously.
LAW 9056Business Reorganization Under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code (2 - 3)
This seminar focuses on the practical and strategic applications of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. The seminar examines applicable statutory and case law with particular emphasis on hypothetical and actual fact situations to demonstrate how the Chapter 11 process works.
LAW 9057Civil Liberties Seminar (2)
The seminar is a survey and discussion of selected contemporary problems in civil liberties, using both case law (largely Supreme Court) and contemporary writings as base materials.
LAW 9058Race and Law Seminar (3)
This course will examine the response of law to racial issues in a variety of contemporary legal contexts. Topics may include education, employment, criminal justice, voting, interracial relationships and adoption, and hate speech. The materials will consist of a mix of cases and scholarly commentary. Mutually Exclusive with LAW 7707 Race and Law (SC) and LAW 7089 Race and Law Lecture
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2010
LAW 9059Airline Industry and Aviation Law (2 - 3)
This course explores legal and policy issues confronting the airline industry. Topics include current issues such as airline bankruptcies, modernizing the air traffic control system, air transportation security, whether the U.S. should permit foreign control of domestic airlines, and other similarly timely topics.
LAW 9060Rule of Law: Controlling Government (3)
This seminar explores the theory and cost of government failure and movements for constitutional and legal reform. We will review government failure internationally and domestically; examine theoretical explanations for such failure, including public choice theory; and consider the implications for the rule of law and constitutional and legal reform as applied to controlling government.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
LAW 9061First Amendment Theory (3)
The principal objective of the seminar is to sharpen skills of close reading and critical analysis. The seminar begins with an overview of general writing about the freedom of speech, including both philosophical and historical treatments. After that, each session is devoted to a close critique of one law review article on the subject.
LAW 9062Supreme Court from Warren to Roberts (2 - 3)
This seminar will consider the origins of the Warren Court, that Court's legacy, and the extent to which that legacy survives today; the relation between presidential politics and the work of the Court; the interplay between the Court and the country at large; specific doctrinal developments; the philosophies of the individual justices; and voting blocs and behavior on the Court.
LAW 9063Advanced Criminal Procedure Seminar (2 - 3)
This seminar studies the litigation of criminal cases and aims to develop a working familiarity with the law and procedural rules governing conduct of a criminal case at the trial court level, and their practical and tactical application. Pre-trial and trial stages are covered.
LAW 9064Advanced Topics in the First Amendment (Religion Clauses) (2 - 3)
This seminar begins with an overview of writings about the freedom of religion, including both philosophical and historical treatments. Following weeks consist of a close critique of one (relatively short) law review article on the subject. The principal objectives are to sharpen skills of close reading and critical analysis as well as to deepen understanding of the difficult issues surrounding the freedom of religion. Prerequisite: Constitutional Law.
LAW 9066Law of Reproduction (3)
This course will examine ethical and legal issues related to reproduction. While some historical coverage will take place, primary emphasis will be on current topics, such as conscientious provider accommodations, state ultrasound legislation, embryonic stem cell research, prenatal genetic testing, and regulation of the fertility industry.
Course was offered Fall 2010
LAW 9067Anti-Terrorism, Law and the Role of Intelligence (3)
In this seminar students will examine legal definitions of terrorism; define the threat of religion-based, non-state terrorism; read studies on the appropriate legal and constitutional responses to terrorism; study the USA Patriot Act, the 9/11 Commission Report, the report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Iraqi WMD reporting, courts' responses, and the Silberman/Robb report on intelligence analysis.
LAW 9068Historic Preservation Law (2 - 3)
The seminar reviews the structure of historic preservation law in the U.S. at the federal, state, and local level, and the policy issues facing governmental units regarding the preservation of historic buildings and sites. Comparisons are made to programs in other countries and to efforts undertaken at the international level to foster preservation.
LAW 9069Antitrust Review Mergers in a Global Environment (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
Mergers and acquisitions are reviewed under antitrust laws, with an emphasis on U.S. antitrust law at the federal level. Topics include market definition and measures of market concentration; theories of liability for anticompetitive horizontal, vertical, and conglomerate mergers; methods for predicting anticompetitive effects; failing firm, efficiencies, and other defenses; remedies; and enforcement mechanics.
LAW 9070Current Issues in International Financial Regulation (3)
This research-oriented seminar is intended for students interested in international finance and the structure of financial regulation in the global economy.
Course was offered Fall 2010
LAW 9071Law and Higher Education (3)
This seminar focuses on the law particular to institutions of higher education. Topics include institutional governance; faculty/student rights and responsibilities; the First, Fourth and 14th Amendments; civil rights, the rights of the disabled, and gender-based issues; liability issues; research-related issues; affiliated entities; and the legal implications of increasing technology in higher education.
LAW 9072Commercial Real Estate Transactions (3)
This seminar focuses on the practical and legal issues associated with the development and finance of commercial real estate transactions.
LAW 9073Government Ethics: Conflicts of Interest, Lobbying and Campaign Finance (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
There is increasing concern in Congress and state legislatures about the rules governing conflicts of interest, lobbying and campaign finance. We will examine what restrictions legislatures and courts have placed on the financing of campaigns, and what reforms are necessary.
LAW 9074Legislative Drafting and Public Policy (3)
Each student in this seminar will draft legislation and supporting documentation on an issue of particular interest to the student. Each student will be required to prepare a draft statute, and a supporting commentary of usual seminar paper length.
LAW 9076Natural Resources Law and Policy (2 - 3)
The seminar surveys the laws and policies governing the management of lands and natural resources under federal ownership (some one-third of the nation's continental land area).
LAW 9077Asian Americans and the Law (2 - 3)
From the founding of this nation to the present, Asian Americans have been at the center of many legal controversies with profound implications for American society. This seminar will examine the legal history of people of Asian descent in the United States.
Course was offered Fall 2022
LAW 9078Current Issues in Copyright Litigation (3)
This seminar will explore the issues raised by significant copyright litigation pending in the federal courts, recent copyright decisions and emerging digital technologies that rely upon copyrighted content.
LAW 9079Public Interest Leadership Seminar (2)
This seminar explores a wide range topics on what leadership in the public interest advocacy space entails.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
LAW 9080Legal Issues at the End of Life (3)
This course will examine ethical and legal issues at the end of life, including withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, physician-assisted suicide, definitions of death, and organ harvesting.
LAW 9081Trial Advocacy (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
In this seminar, students are prepared for work in the trial court and for the atmosphere of the courtroom. Students will be given the opportunity to perform one or more of the functions of trial lawyers on their feet, such as direct and cross examination, opening statements, handling of exhibits, objections, and closing argument.
LAW 9083Mental Health Issues in Juvenile Justice (3)
This interdisciplinary seminar examines the role of mental disorders and mental health professionals in juvenile justice and family law.
LAW 9084Criminology (3)
This seminar introduces law students to the scientific study of violent crime, including the factors that give rise to violence and those that may account for the remarkable decline in violence in recent years in the United States.
LAW 9085Issues in International and Digital Media (3)
This seminar explores the ways digital media have had an impact on various aspects of contemporary law and regulation. It will also consider the intersections between digital media law and politics, culture, community, communication, identity, privacy, and property.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Spring 2011
LAW 9086Law Reform and Impact Litigation Seminar (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This theory-and-practice seminar explores both the historical and theoretical role of litigation in social movements as well as the nuts and bolts of actually engaging in law reform and impact litigation to effectuate systemic change.
LAW 9087International Environmental Law (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This seminar deals chiefly with the role and impact of traditional public international law and policy, particularly multilateral environmental agreements, on international environmental issues. It also emphasizes the practical aspects of representing clients in the international context, by focusing on the regulatory and liability aspects of environmental law, both domestic and international.
Course was offered Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2018
LAW 9088Supreme Court Justices and the Art of Judging (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
Key figures on the modern Supreme Court will be the focus of this seminar. We will consider selected justices - their background before coming to the Court, their major decisions, their jurisprudence, their interaction with other justices, their legacy. We will take stock of these justices both through their own writings and through the views of commentators, including judicial biographers.
LAW 9089Seminar in Ethical Values (YR) (0)
This is the first semester of a yearlong seminar designed to enhance students' understanding of ethical issues and address the broader ethical and moral responsibilities of the lawyer as citizen and leader.
LAW 9090Seminar in Ethical Values (YR) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
This is the second semester of a yearlong seminar designed to enhance students' understanding of ethical issues and address the broader ethical and moral responsibilities of the lawyer as citizen and leader.
LAW 9091Seminar in Ethical Values (1-Term) (1)
This is a 1-term version of the seminar designed to enhance students' understanding of ethical issues and address the broader ethical and moral responsibilities of the lawyer as citizen and leader.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2021, Spring 2021
LAW 9092International Ifs in the Mid-Twentieth Century (3)
This seminar undertakes a variety of "what if?" speculations associated with crucial events affecting the United States in the middle of the 20th century, with special attention paid to the potential role of international law.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2011
LAW 9094Issues in State and Local Taxation and Fiscal Policy (3)
An examination of issues relating to the ways in which state and local governments tax, spend, and borrow. Specific topics may include treatment of unfunded mandates, financing education, and borrowing for public/private projects.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2010
LAW 9095Aging and the Law (3)
This seminar addresses issues relating to the health and financial needs of the elderly. Topics include ethical issues raised in representing elderly clients, financing of health care, guardianship and other mechanisms of surrogate decision-making, nursing home regulation, special housing needs, elder abuse and neglect, end-of-life medical care, employment discrimination, and income security.
LAW 9096Property Theory (3)
This seminar will examine a variety of theories of property, including natural rights theories and utilitarian theories. The focus of the seminar is on the rigorous evaluation of scholarly argument. After a several-week overview of the field, each session will be devoted to an intensive study of single law review article, with designated students criticizing or defending that article. Prerequisite: LAW 6006 Property.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Spring 2012
LAW 9097Tort Theory (3)
This seminar will explore contemporary issues in tort law, including the proper scope of liability for accidental harm, problems of causation, and damages. The focus of the seminar is on the rigorous evaluation of scholarly argument. The readings will consist of both classic works in the field and important current studies. Prerequisite is LAW 6007 Torts.
LAW 9098Retirement Security (3)
This seminar will examine the adequacy of legal regulation intended to protect workers' earned benefits and how these rules, primarily the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), have worked in protecting employer-funded retirement income and health benefits in relation to government-funded benefits, including Social Security, Medicare and plans operated by State and local governments.
LAW 9099Civil Rights History from Plessy to Brown (3)
This course explores the various meanings of civil rights in the 50 years that preceded Brown v. Board of Education. Examining civil rights cases from Plessy v. Ferguson through World War II and beyond, the course emphasizes recreating the uncertainties that characterized civil rights doctrine in the 1940s.
Course was offered Fall 2009
LAW 9100Federal Criminal Practice (3)
This seminar takes a practical approach to the investigation and adjudication of complex federal crimes. Students will trace a criminal investigation from its genesis through its courtroom conclusion. Students will learn the law governing each of these various stages of criminal investigations and its application to real-life investigative situations.
LAW 9103Public and Private Rights in American Law (3)
This seminar explores various manifestations of the distinction between public and private rights in American law. The course situates the debate about public and private rights historically, and examine various areas where the contest continues, including standing to vindicate public and private rights, punitive damages, legislative retroactivity, state action, and the right to privacy.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Spring 2012, Spring 2011
LAW 9104Regulation of U.S. Industries (2)
This seminar will cover the deregulation of the energy and telecommunications industries with emphasis on the legal and financial impacts, the relationship between federal and state regulatory jurisdiction, the challenges to deregulation, market power, price caps, stranded costs, the California energy crisis, the collapse of Enron, and Wall Street's "behind the scene" role in deregulation.
LAW 9106Cultural Property (3)
This seminar examines the legal regimes that regulate interests in cultural property. Topics include the repatriation of antiquities, the rights of artists to control or profit from their works, and the enforcement of limitations on access to documents of significant public interest. The seminar also examines the property rights of indigenous peoples in cultural artifacts and traditional knowledge. 
Course was offered Fall 2014
LAW 9107Expertise, Science, and the Law of Evidence (3)
This seminar examines the theoretical and practical questions raised by the use of expert information within the legal system.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
LAW 9108Urban Law and Policy (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course will examine the legal, economic, and political forces that have shaped American metropolitan areas with particular attention to the policies that have shaped American cities and suburbs. The course will consider issues such as sprawl, racial segregation, housing, education, land use, concentrated poverty, and community economic development.
LAW 9109Law and Theories of Justice (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This seminar will offer a systematic overview of major contemporary theories of justice, with a special focus on their concrete implications for areas of legal doctrine. Coverage will include egalitarian, libertarian, communitarian, critical race theorists, and feminist theories of justice.
LAW 9110Education Law and Policy (3)
This seminar considers law and policy pertaining to public education, mainly state and federal constitutional and statutory law concerning elementary and secondary education. The goal is to examine how educational systems function as tools of socialization and social ordering, and how individuals and communities interact (and sometimes collide) with these systems.
Course was offered Fall 2018, Fall 2009
LAW 9111Sexuality and the Law (2 - 3)
This seminar explores the role of the law in shaping the social meaning of heterosexuality and of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identities in a number of contexts, including employment, education, sexual expression, family relationships, and the military. There is an emphasis on constitutional doctrines, including equal protection, due process/privacy, and freedom of speech and association.
LAW 9112Trials of the Century:Literary & Legl Represntatns of Great Criminal Trials (2 - 3)
This seminar examines a number of famous criminal trials and explores what commonalities, if any, are shared by those trials that capture our cultural imagination. The focus is on rhetorical and narrative strategies for representing the facts, as well as the legal rules, adversarial norms, and ideological stakes in such trials.
Course was offered Spring 2019, Fall 2010
LAW 9114Law of Armed Conflict (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course will introduce the student to the full scope of the contemporary law of war including international humanitarian law, centered on the Geneva Conventions, customary practice, numerous other treaties such as the Hague accords of 1899 and 1907, and rulings in hundreds of war crimes trials. It will contain a mixture of humanitarian and pragmatic concerns.
LAW 9115Law in Society (3)
This course examines law as a moving force and a responsive element in society. The course explores several legal disciplines with a focus on understanding the questions that must be addressed in making informed decisions. The focus is on more effective problem-solving with the uncertainty, trade-offs, and unanticipated outcomes that may come from applying legal concepts.
LAW 9116Direct Democracy (3)
Voters in many American states use direct democracy to make laws on everything from soda bottles and horsemeat to taxes and same-sex marriage. In so doing, they sidestep many of the checks and balances of republican government that the Framers carefully designed. This seminar will examine the history, theory, and practice of direct democracy, as structured by federal and state constitutional law.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2010
LAW 9120Intelligence Law Reform (3)
This seminar will trace the development of intelligence law from the creation of the CIA in 1947, through the Cold War, to the current War on Terrorism. We will review the USA Patriot Act of 2001 and more recent intelligence reform legislation including the creation of a Director of National Intelligence and a National Counter-Terrorist Center.
LAW 9121Supreme Court and Criminal Law (3)
This seminar will focus on the role of the Supreme Court in establishing general doctrines governing the scope of substantive criminal law including statutory interpretation principles, retroactive decision-making and the meaning of fair notice, the constitutionality of guideline sentencing schemes, and constitutionally imposed proportionality limits as they apply to the death penalty, prison sentences, and fines.
LAW 9122Governing the World (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This seminar will examine the role of international law and institutions in addressing major policy concerns that transcend the boundaries of individual states.
Course was offered Spring 2022
LAW 9123Judging (2 - 3)
How do judges decide cases? Lawyers and scholars have long debated this question, which has important implications for normative theories about how judges should decide cases. This seminar will examine these positive and normative accounts of judging in a variety of contexts, seeking to integrate social science research with a lawyers internal perspective on the judicial process.
LAW 9125International Criminal Law Seminar (2)
This course will address basic principles of international law and practice pertinent to criminal law.
LAW 9127Current Issues in Corporate Law and Governance (2 - 3)
This seminar will cover current issues in corporate law and governance such as executive compensation, corporate governance and firm value, state competition in corporate law, anti-takeover law, the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on corporate governance and the desirability of increasing shareholder power.
LAW 9129Disability Law and Ethics (3)
This course surveys American federal and state law as it relates to people with disabilities. Primary focus is on discrimination in employment and in public and private programs and services, including education, housing, and health care. Social and historical contexts relating to disability will also be explored.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Spring 2010
LAW 9130Research in Public Law Seminar (2 - 3)
This seminar is intended for students interested in conducting research in the area of public law, especially constitutional law. It will focus on research that makes empirical and/or comparative claims about how public law and constitutional systems actually work in the real world.
Course was offered Spring 2010
LAW 9131Global Intellectual Property: History and Theory (3)
This seminar will survey the "first principles" and subsequent development of the global copyright and patent systems and pay particular attention to 20th century developments of globalization and digitization.
Course was offered Spring 2010
LAW 9132Class Actions and Complex Litigation (3)
The seminar will begin with an introduction to the class action and will quickly turn to the question of whether or not the device has proved to be an effective policy tool. We will examine this question primarily in three subject matter areas, mass torts, employment discrimination, and securities fraud.
LAW 9136Special Education Law (3)
This seminar is an introduction to the field of special education law.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
LAW 9139Internet Regulation Seminar (2 - 3)
This seminar will provide a survey of internet governance, with a focus on those areas of cyber-regulation experiencing the most active debate.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2010
LAW 9140Law, Literature, and Family (3)
This seminar seeks to illustrate the connections between law, literature, and the family in the legal arena.
Course was offered Spring 2011
LAW 9141Law and the Humanities (3)
Responding in part to the perceived increasing influence of 'Law and Economics' scholarship, legal scholars over the last few decades have launched various interdisciplinary efforts under such names as 'Law and Society,' 'Law and Literature,' 'Law and History,' and 'Law and the Humanities.' The problem with this last approach, which is the subject of this seminar, is that there is little consensus as to what the 'humanities' properly refers to.
Course was offered Spring 2011
LAW 9142Contemporary Debates in Criminal Law (2 - 3)
This seminar is intended to expose students to the most fundamental and provocative doctrinal, analytical, empirical, and philosophical debates that scholars have faced over the past quarter century.
LAW 9144Legal History Colloquium (3)
This colloquium will have guest speakers addressing significant legal events in U.S. history.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Spring 2011
LAW 9145Topics in Law and Economics (3)
This is a research seminar. Students will be expected to read and critique papers that are assigned each week, including some of the instructor's published and draft papers.
Course was offered Spring 2011
LAW 9146Global Health Law & Policy (3)
This seminar will investigate the many and competing challenges to developing a standardized global health policy.
LAW 9147Causation in the Law (3)
This seminar will explore different aspects of causation and the law.
Course was offered Spring 2011
LAW 9148International Law and International Relations (3)
This research-oriented seminar is intended for students interested in international finance and the structure of financial regulation in the global economy.
LAW 9149Tax Shelters: Law and Policy (3)
This seminar class will investigate the legal and policy issues surrounding aggressive and abusive tax planning, frequently referred to as "tax shelters".
Course was offered Spring 2011
LAW 9150Tax Policy and Reform (3)
The unsustainability of current U.S. fiscal policy will lead inevitably to major change and reform of the U.S. tax system. This seminar will review the principles of sound tax policy and examine the main tax problems and options facing this country, such as the alternative minimum tax, tax expenditures, a value-added tax, energy taxes, taxes on capital gains, tax compliance, and current proposals to reform the income tax system.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Spring 2011
LAW 9152African-American Lawyers from the Civil War to the Present (3)
This seminar explores the history of the African-American lawyer from the nineteenth century to the present. Special attention is given to the place of the black lawyer in the African-American community, the relationship of black lawyers to the larger predominantly white legal community, and the role of black lawyers in the Civil Rights Movement.
LAW 9153Law and Riots (2)
Offered
Spring 2023
Protest or riot? Civil disobedience or insurrection? Cities, universities, and other governmental entities must simultaneously protect free speech and public safety while managing mass demonstration events. The legal, ethical, and practical issues presented by these events will be the focus of this course.
Course was offered Fall 2011
LAW 9154Money and Rights (3)
This seminar will explore the relationship between money and rights.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2011
LAW 9155International Debt Transactions (2)
This course uses the lens of international debt finance to provide students with an advanced course in securities law, corporate law, and contract law. The 2-credit version of the course has a theoretical component about the basics of this multi-trillion dollar market but not the experiential component of the 4-credit version involving the design a debt restructuring plan for the private debt of a country currently in or on the brink of crisis.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Spring 2022, Fall 2011
LAW 9156Advanced Campaign Finance (2 - 3)
This seminar examines the variety of laws governing the ways money is raised and spent on political campaigns in America. Specific focus will be brought to the rules governing candidate committees, political party committees, independent expenditures and issue advocacy, as well as donor-focused restrictions such as 'pay to play' limitations and particular limits on lobbyists and government contractors.
LAW 9157Citizenship and Group Identity (3)
This seminar will explore the various forms of citizenship and membership reflected in law. We will consider theories of citizenship and nationalism, examine closely the history of citizenship law in the United States, and compare how citizenship is conceived of and debated with the U.S. with ideas of citizenship in other countries.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Spring 2012
LAW 9158Law, Literature, and Social Policy Seminar (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This seminar will focus on how literary and other creative works might help one to derive sociological insights that are relevant to public policy.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2012
LAW 9159Constitutional Theory (3)
This course examines some of the main topics in constitutional theory, including the legitimacy of judicial review, theories of constitutional interpretation, the role of non-judicial actors in determining constitutional meaning, and the politics of constitutional change. Readings will include classics in constitutional theory, along with recent work in the field.
LAW 9160Evidence Law: Psychological Bases (3)
Underlying the Rules of Evidence are many assumptions about how people behave and how people (in particular jurors) reason. We will think about the origins and necessity of the rules in general, and specifically look at things like the usefulness of the examination/cross-examination style, character evidence, and other variables.
LAW 9165Privacy and Surveillance (3)
This seminar will consider the history and current applications of technologies and cultures of surveillance.
Course was offered Spring 2012
LAW 9166Issues in Federal Civil Practice and Procedure (3)
In this seminar we will be discussing the history, development, and reform of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and then focus on a survey of some of the more contentious issues within federal practice and procedure.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2012
LAW 9169Law, Social Work, and Social Justice in Practice and Theory (2 - 3)
For many lawyers the line between their work and social work is not a clear one. The seminar will examine the social work that lawyers do with individuals, families, and communities, and it will aim to expose students to the diverse sorts of clients and groups whom they will encounter and join with in a variety of practice areas.
LAW 9170International Tax Policy (3)
This seminar examines the fundamental structural issues that states confront as they attempt to impose income taxes on cross-border transactions involving the movement of goods, services, capital, and individuals.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2012
LAW 9171Law and Business Management in the Healthcare Sector (3)
Health care currently represents 17% of the United States GDP and that share is growing. This course will analyze legal, economic, financial and ethical issues in the major sectors of the health care industry.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Spring 2012
LAW 9172Capitalism and Socialism Seminar (2 - 3)
This course begins with an in-depth explication of the theory and practice of classical socialism (as defined by the Hungarian economist Janos Kornai) in countries such as the former Soviet Union, the PRC, the European Eastern block, Venezuela and selected African countries. It then explains the varieties of capitalism by comparing U.S. style capitalism with European and East Asian capitalist systems.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2012
LAW 9174Comparative Constitutional Design (3)
In this seminar, we explore the considerations and challenges in designing a constitution. We will focus on the 'hard-wired' aspects of a constitution - that is, its institutional or structural components - not its interpretation per se.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012
LAW 9175Theory and Practice of Biodiversity Conservation (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This seminar will be jointly offered in the Law School and the Department of Environmental Sciences and co-taught by members of those departments. The course will use several species restoration initiatives of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to study biodiversity conservation.
LAW 9176Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy (3)
In this course we will examine a variety of historical topics in U.S. foreign policy that involved significant aspects of both domestic and international law, such as Jefferson's war on the Barbary Pirates, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation (and its impact on the prospects of foreign recognition of the Confederacy), and Truman's conduct of the Korean War.
Course was offered Spring 2012
LAW 9177Constitutional Rights of Corporations (3)
In this seminar, we will focus not just on First Amendment rights, but on their status as constitutional persons, theory of corporate personhood, and on other constitutional rights that corporations do and do not, or may or may not possess. We will focus in particular on criminal procedure rights of corporations.
Course was offered Fall 2012
LAW 9178American Legal Realism (3)
In this seminar, we will look at some of the major works associated with the movement known as "Legal Realism," which reached its heyday in the 1930s. The goal will be to identify and evaluate the central claims of the articles and books discussed, which will include both primary and secondary sources and works from both the past and present.
Course was offered Spring 2013
LAW 9179Profiling (3)
This class will examine the moral and legal permissibility of profiling. It will ask what profiling is, when and why it is morally troubling and how it is and ought to be legally regulated.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Spring 2013
LAW 9181SEC and Class Action Securities Enforcement (3)
The course will be about the law and practice of government law enforcement and the additional enforcement provided by private class actions.
LAW 9182International Law and the Use of Force (2 - 3)
This seminar will examine the extent to which international law successfully regulates the use of force in the international community. We will focus on the prohibition on the use of force found in the U.N. Charter, and the exceptions to that prohibition.
LAW 9183Legal Theory (3)
This course examines the rise and fall of Critical Legal Studies (CLS) as a movement in American legal thought.
Course was offered Fall 2012
LAW 9184Federal Judicial Process (3)
This seminar focuses on practical aspects of adjudication in the federal appellate and district courts, with emphasis on how judges think, the mechanics of judging, and the role of law clerks.
Course was offered Spring 2013
LAW 9185Oral Presentations Outside The Courtroom (3)
This seminar is designed to help students improve their ability to communicate persuasively in the wide variety of settings in which non-litigators are called upon to speak including client meetings, business negotiations, and presentations to public agencies. Mutually Exclusive with LAW 7626, 9053, and 9055. Enrollment not allowed in LAW 7626, 9053, 9055, or 9185 if any taken previously.
LAW 9187Advance Directives in Health Care: Innovation and Impediments (3)
This seminar will address opportunities and controversies relating to the use of advance directives in health care. It will begin by exploring the moral logic of advance decision-making regarding treatment at the end of life, the moral objections that have been raised, the practical obstacles to their execution and effective use, and initiatives and proposals for overcoming these problems.
Course was offered Spring 2013
LAW 9189Crime and Punishment in American History (3)
This seminar will examine major scholarly works in the history of American crime and punishment, with a special emphasis on the period up to 1865. Special attention will be given to the relationship between criminal justice policies and American politics, culture, and race-relations.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
LAW 9191Gender, Status, and Taxation (3)
In this seminar, we will use the 'married/singles' dichotomy as a prism to explore the many ways in which deceptively simple 'uniform' determination affects economic realities.
LAW 9192International Criminal Justice: Its Successes, Failures, & Future Prospects (3)
We will examine the applicable law of international crimes; the choices of procedure for international courts; the powers to enforce orders and judgments of international courts; and the challenges posed by the complementary jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. We will also concentrate on the political dimensions of international criminal justice. Prerequisite: LAW 6003 Criminal Law
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2013
LAW 9196Laws of War: Contemporary Debates (3)
This seminar will examine four new phenomena that are placing stress on the system: new actors fighting armed conflicts (terrorist groups, private contractors); new weapons (drones, robots, and cyber weapons); new public scrutiny (Wikileaks, embedded journalists); and an expanding role for courts in adjudicating how states should apply the laws of war (Guantanamo habeas cases).
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2013
LAW 9197Public Utility Regulation Seminar (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course is intended to introduce students to the theories behind the public utility--both historically and in its new iterations. Students will learn about public utility regulation as the precursor to much of modern administrative law.
Course was offered Fall 2013
LAW 9198Labor Law Seminar (3)
This course provides a review of the National Labor Relations Act and related U.S. laws which govern the rights of employees to organize and bargain collectively, commonly known as labor-management relations or the collective bargaining process.
LAW 9199International Business Negotiation (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
The goals of this course are (i) to introduce students to transactional law, (ii) to provide negotiations training in the context of transactional practice, and (iii) to further practical legal skills. The focus is on having students apply their legal and non-legal knowledge in the context of serving as a lawyer negotiating an international business transaction within the controlled environment of the classroom.
LAW 9200Federal Litigation Practice (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course seeks to complement the law school's robust trial advocacy curriculum by focusing on the litigation that takes place before trial, and how every step in a case's lifespan affects the ultimate outcome of the case. Students will focus on developing their advocacy skills in the pretrial motion process and gaining a practical understanding of the increasingly important role of discovery in civil cases.
LAW 9201Advanced Intellectual Property (3)
This course will address advanced issues in intellectual property law.
LAW 9203Civil War and the Constitution (2 - 3)
This course will examine the constitutional history of the United States from 1845 to 1877, paying attention to how the U.S. Constitution shaped the Civil War, and also to how the war left its mark on the Constitution.
Course was offered Spring 2020, Fall 2013
LAW 9204Human Rights and Islam (3)
The course will introduce students to the theoretical foundations of human rights and Islam, critically evaluate 'Islamic law' as a legal system and its application in modern nation-states, and discuss liberal and conservative scholarly approaches on the compatibility of human rights and Islam.
Course was offered Fall 2013
LAW 9205Immigration Enforcement (3)
This seminar will explore how immigration enforcement unfolds within the United States. We will examine how localities, states, and the federal government have responded in dynamic and at times contradictory ways to the presence of immigrants. We will also examine how immigration status shapes doctrinal developments in areas such as civil rights, access to courts, detention, and criminal procedure.
Course was offered Spring 2014
LAW 9206International Patent Law and Policy Seminar (3)
This course will provide an introduction to key aspects of the international patent system and to concerns animating a variety of controversies regarding patents in areas such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and software.
Course was offered Fall 2013
LAW 9207Law and Accelerating Technology (3)
This seminar will consider the legal implications of technological acceleration. Law itself is an information technology and thus its form and practice will be profoundly affected by the computational revolution.
Course was offered Spring 2014
LAW 9208Monetary Constitution Seminar (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This seminar will focus on the history and law of the financial infrastructure of our nation's government.
LAW 9209Race and Law: Landmark Cases (3)
This course will examine historically significant race and law cases. The readings will primarily include judicial opinions supplemented by scholarly accounts of the historical context in which each case arose, the parties and other significant actors connected to each case, and the implications of each case for subsequent social and legal developments.
Course was offered Spring 2014
LAW 9210Scientific Evidence (3)
This seminar examines the theoretical and the practical questions raised by the use of scientific evidence in our legal system. We will begin by examining the standards for the admissibility for scientific evidence, focusing on the Supreme Court's ruling in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals and its effects.
Course was offered Spring 2014
LAW 9211Work and Family in Law and Culture (3)
In this seminar we will examine the ways in which work, family, and their relationship are defined, represented, and regulated by legal and literary texts.
Course was offered Fall 2013
LAW 9212White Collar Criminal Defense Practice (2 - 3)
This course focuses on the corporate and securities law issues relevant to mergers and acquisitions, including the Williams Act; state statutory and case law; as well as important forms of private ordering such as poison pills, lockups, earnouts, and the allocation of risks by the acquisition agreement. Relevant accounting and tax issues will be covered as well.
LAW 9213Comparative Gender Equality (3)
Constitutions around the world guarantee sex equality, or gender justice, in a variety of ways: through general equality clauses, gender-specific non-discriminating guarantees, political and other quotas, reproductive and social rights, and a broader range of international human rights guarantees. This course will explore these provisions, and their interpretation via courts around the world.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Spring 2014
LAW 9214Cost Benefit Analysis and Regulatory Oversight (3)
This seminar will provide an in-depth examination of regulatory review and cost-benefit analysis, focusing on the formal rules and informal conventions governing review, the substantive methodology of cost-benefit analysis, and normative debates over whether and how regulatory review and cost-benefit analysis should be conducted.
Course was offered Spring 2014
LAW 9215Market Organization (3)
The course will examine and compare a wide variety of forms that markets take. In each session, we will examine a particular market form 'from commodities markets to 'regulated' utilities to sports leagues to crime families and even markets for markets' ¬in light of the law that governs it, the conditions under which it thrives, and the challenges that it faces.
LAW 9216Readings in Constitutional Law (3)
This course examines some of the main topics in constitutional theory, including the legitimacy of judicial review, theories of constitutional interpretation, the role of non-judicial actors in determining constitutional meaning, and the politics of constitutional change. Readings will include classics in constitutional theory, along with recent work in the field.
Course was offered Spring 2014
LAW 9217Advanced Copyright Law (3)
This course will focus on some of the most current disputes in copyright law. It will also consider some recent ideas for reforming copyright law.
Course was offered Spring 2014
LAW 9218National Debt Colloquium (YR) (0)
This is the first semester of a yearlong colloquium to investigate the history and formation of the national debt and the major issues surrounding its continued growth. Once the issues have been decided,students will work in small teams to investigate their issue more deeply in preparation for preparing an online module to be included in a student-developed online educational series on the National Debt.
LAW 9219National Debt Colloquium (YR) (3)
This is the second semester of a yearlong colloquium to investigate the history and formation of the national debt and the major issues surrounding its continued growth. Once the issues have been decided,students will work in small teams to investigate their issue more deeply in preparation for preparing an online module to be included in a student-developed online educational series on the National Debt.
LAW 9220Law and Economics of Regulatory Science (3)
After a quick overview of the wide variety of federal regulatory agencies responsible either for the evaluation of science (e.g the Food And Drug Administration) or the promulgation of science-based regulation (the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Interior), we will read a number of articles that describe and evaluate the scientific process in both its idealized and realized form.
Course was offered Spring 2014
LAW 9221Cyber Law and Policy (2 - 3)
This seminar will examine the rapidly evolving domestic and international cyber law and policy landscape and guide students through the crosscutting issues driving some of the 21st century's most dynamic legal and policy debates.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
LAW 9222International Arbitration (2 - 3)
This seminar commences with the basic principles of international arbitration, such as consent of the parties. It then examines arbitration proceedings, from the constitution of the tribunal to applicable rules of arbitral procedure.
LAW 9223International Intellectual Property (3)
This is an introductory course providing an overview of the law relating to intellectual property, primarily trade secrets, patents, copyrights, industrial designs, and trademarks. Coverage will include subject matter limitations, key requirements for protection and enforcement, and policy issues associated with these expanding areas.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Spring 2015
LAW 9224Advanced Criminal Law: From Theory to Practice (3)
Using detailed fact patterns of cases that were actually criminally prosecuted, students will garner further sophistication in both the practice and the theory of criminal law.
Course was offered Fall 2018, Fall 2016, Fall 2014
LAW 9225Corporate Governance (3)
The main purpose of this course is to better understand the dynamics among the key players in corporate governance -- executives, boards of directors, and shareholders -- of publicly traded companies in the United States. Prerequisite: LAW 6103 or LAW 6109
Course was offered Spring 2015
LAW 9226Contract Theory (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This seminar will address the potential moral underpinnings of contract law. Our primary focus will be on the relationship between contract and promise.
Course was offered Spring 2015
LAW 9227Age of Majority (3)
This seminar explores the legal rules and public policies that assign rights and privileges of adulthood (the 'age of majority,' so to speak) as well as those that assist young people to successfully assume the responsibilities of adulthood.
Course was offered Fall 2014
LAW 9228Advanced Topics in Law and Public Service (YR) (0)
This is the first semester in a seminar intended to allow Fellows in the Law & Public Service Program to share research and writing on public-interest topics. Prerequisite: 3rd-Year Law
LAW 9229Advanced Topics in Law and Public Service (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
This is a seminar intended to allow Fellows in the Law & Public Service Program to share research and writing on public-interest topics.
LAW 9230Forensic Evidence (3)
This seminar examines the theoretical and the practical questions raised by the use of forensic evidence in our legal system.
Course was offered Spring 2015
LAW 9231Constitution-Making (3)
In this seminar, we'll explore how and why constitutions are created. We'll start by discussing the foundational theories on constitution-making which explain why constitutions are written and the political forces that affect the constitution's design. We'll next apply these theories to real-world constitutions.
Course was offered Fall 2014
LAW 9232Bioethics and the Law Seminar (2 - 3)
This course explores the intersection among medicine, technology and the law. Topics may include human reproduction and birth, human genetics and the privacy and ownership of genetic information, death and dying, research involving human subjects, organ transplantation, and public health and bioterrorism. Prerequiste: Equivalent to LAW 7008
LAW 9233Global Legal History (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course considers European legal regimes as they moved around the globe. It examines those regimes interactions with one another and with non-European legal cultures from roughly 1500 to 1900.
LAW 9234Human Rights Study Project (1)
In this class, we will prepare for human rights fieldwork. Part of the class will be focused on identifying research topics. To that end, we will explore current human rights events and link them to existing themes in the theoretical literature. The second goal of the class is to practically prepare for human rights fieldwork. To that end, we will cover interviewing techniques, fact-finding, and the practicalities of human rights research.
Course was offered Fall 2014
LAW 9235Current Issues in Human Rights (1)
In this bi-weekly seminar we will discuss current issues in international human rights law.
Course was offered Spring 2015
LAW 9236Bioethics And Law Internship Seminar: Health Policy & Administration (3)
Offered
Spring 2023
The course enables students to spend time in administrative settings within the UVA Medical Center as "participant-observers," in order to gain first-hand experience of the subject matter that is the focus of the theory, teaching, and practice of ethics, law, and health policy in relation to the organization and operation of healthcare institutions.
LAW 9237Empirical Methods in Corporate Law and Finance (2 - 3)
The seminar will discuss empirical methods in the research of corporate law, governance finance. The first meetings will focus on empirical methodology . We will learn how to read and evaluate empirical results. Subsequent meetings will cover empirical research in specific issues such as hedge fund activism, staggered boards and majority voting.
LAW 9238Advanced Administrative Law: Rulemaking (3)
This course will provide students with an opportunity to gain a deep understanding of several case study rulemakings, which will be examined from their point of initiation through final legal challenge.
LAW 9239BigLaw and the Profession (and Business) of Law (2 - 3)
This course will look at the evolution of "Biglaw" institutions from the early days of law practice partnerships, why they developed, how they operate and what they look like today.
LAW 9240Constitutional Law II: Poverty (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course will ask whether and how the Constitution can be read to protect the poor. We will explore the Supreme Court's flirtation with such protection during the 1960s and 1970s. Prerequisite: LAW 6001
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2021, Fall 2015
LAW 9241Death Penalty Law (2 - 3)
Death is different: why is that so, and how is it so? This seminar will examine the law and policy of capital punishment.
LAW 9242Feminism and the Free Market (2 - 3)
This seminar examines the role of markets in promoting (or inhibiting) the full participation of women in society.
LAW 9243International Law in National Legal Systems Seminar (3)
This seminar will examine how international law is implemented, interpreted and applied in different national legal systems.
Course was offered Fall 2015
LAW 9244Legal History of the 1960s (3)
This course will explore what was at stake in the legal, social, political, cultural, and intellectual developments of the "long 1960s" -roughly from the mid-1950s until the mid-1970s.
Course was offered Fall 2015
LAW 9245Originalism and its Critics (3)
What exactly an originalist interpretation of the constitution entails and whether courts should base their constitutional decisions on such readings, remain deeply controversial questions. In this seminar, we will take up such questions.
Course was offered Fall 2015
LAW 9246Providing K-12 Education; Taxes and Money (3)
The seminar will explore challenges in determining just what a "right" to k-12 education means.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015
LAW 9247Advanced Topics in Constitutional Law (3)
This course will focus on judicial review of legislative intention. Prerequisite: LAW 6001 - Constitutional Law
Course was offered Spring 2016
LAW 9248Therapeutic Justice and the Evolving Role of Specialty Courts (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This seminar will address the evolution of therapeutic justice, looking at specialty courts, primarily as they function in the criminal justice system. The focus will be on the theoretical and practical aspects of functioning drug courts, mental health courts, juvenile and family law courts, veterans' courts and other specialty courts.
LAW 9249White Collar Investigations, Enforcement and Business Risk Mitigation (2)
This course will provide an overview of the key aspects of white collar investigations and defense, along with segments on risk assessment, avoidance strategies and the uses and benefits of compliance and ethics programs.
Course was offered Spring 2016
LAW 9250Constitutional Interpretation (3)
This seminar will explore debates surrounding constitutional interpretation, connect them with related issues arising in the context of statutory interpretation, and examine how these issues might be illuminated by exploring interpretive questions arising with respect to literature, art, and religious texts.
Course was offered Spring 2016
LAW 9251Law and Finance of Venture Capital-Backed Firms (2)
This course aims to introduce students to the financial and legal aspects of advising a venture capital-backed firm with a quantitative emphasis. The financial consequences of venture capital funding agreements will be explored, with an emphasis on bridging the gap between legal terms and financial outcomes. Prerequisite: LAW 6100-Accounting and LAW 6103 Corporations or LAW 6109 Corporations (Law and Business)
Course was offered Spring 2018, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
LAW 9252Poverty in Law, Literature, and Culture (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
In this seminar, we will examine the ways in which poverty in the United States is defined, represented, and regulated by legal and literary texts. Our main objectives will to be to develop an understanding of the myriad ways in which law and legal doctrine interact with the lives of those who exist on the economic margins of our culture.
LAW 9253Wage and Hour Law Seminar (3)
The seminar will be structured as a workshop, in which students and the instructors will collaborate to develop detailed teaching materials covering the subject of wage and hour law.
Course was offered Spring 2016
LAW 9254Human Rights Study Project (YR) (1)
This is the first semester of a yearlong study project. Part of the class will be focused on identifying research topics in advance of a fieldwork trip to a site country to be determined. The second goal of the class is to practically prepare for human rights fieldwork.
LAW 9255Human Rights Study Project (YR) (2)
Offered
Spring 2023
This is the second semester of a yearlong study project. Part of the class will be focused on identifying research topics in advance of a fieldwork trip to a site country to be determined. The second goal of the class is to practically prepare for human rights fieldwork.
LAW 9256Corporate Law Policy (3)
This seminar will discuss works on pressing issues in corporate law policy such as misreporting of corporate performance, differences between US and Europe and corporate law reforms.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016
LAW 9257Rescue, Charity, and Justice Seminar (3)
This course will explore the nature and the implications of the positive duties we owe to others (that is, the duties we have to positively assist others, not merely to refrain from directly harming them).
Course was offered Fall 2015
LAW 9258Environmental Ethics (2 - 3)
This seminar introduces students to major figures and frameworks in environmental ethics, including ecocentric and biocentric theories; consequentialism (including economic approaches); rights-based approaches, including environmental justice, the rights of animals, the rights of nature, and the argument among them; virtue ethics; religious perspectives; and relationships among law, philosophy and culture.
Course was offered Spring 2020, Spring 2016
LAW 9259Civil Liability: Analysis and Critique (3)
This seminar will explore contemporary issues in civil liability for physical harm, including the proper scope of liability for accidental harm, problems of causation, and the scope of damages awarded in tort cases. The focus of the seminar is on the rigorous analysis and criticism of policy and scholarly arguments. The readings will consist of both classic works in the field and important current studies.
Course was offered Spring 2017
LAW 9260Corporate Rights (3)
This course will explore the legal, historical, and philosophical foundations of corporate rights.
Course was offered Spring 2017
LAW 9261Criminal Procedure Seminar: Comparative Reform (3)
This is a seminar on selected topics in U.S. criminal procedure that are contemporary topics for reform. The course takes up a series of topics with a primary aim of assessing the need for options for reform.
Course was offered Spring 2017
LAW 9262Current Issues in Forensic Science (2 - 3)
This seminar will examine the legal, scientific, and the practical questions raised by the use of forensic evidence in our legal system, by bringing in a series of leading scholars, lawyers, judges, and researchers to present cutting edge work.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016
LAW 9263Government Contract Law (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
The statutes, regulations, case law and other requirements that govern the Federal Government's expenditure of over $500 billion every year are addressed in this seminar. The course serves as an introduction to this body of law, which can be described as a blend of traditional contract law, administrative law and litigation practice.
LAW 9264Discrimination Theory (2 - 3)
This seminar will examine what exactly discrimination is and what makes it wrong.
LAW 9265Current Issues in Intellectual Property Law (2 - 3)
This seminar will discuss current issues in intellectual property law. Topics will relate to recent and currently pending legislation and appellate litigation in copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret law.
Course was offered Fall 2019, Fall 2016
LAW 9266Government Secrecy (2 - 3)
This seminar will explore the ways in which each branch of government keeps secrets and whether structural and statutorily-created tools to check secret actions have proven effective.
Course was offered Spring 2020, Spring 2018, Fall 2016
LAW 9267Legal History Workshop (3)
This seminar requires students to workshop works-in-progress by legal historians.
LAW 9268LGBTQ Rights Before and After Obergefell (3)
This seminar will examine how the Supreme Court's recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges has changed the landscape of LGBTQ rights. We will focus on the question: how will the decision in Obergefell affect the litigation strategies of LGBTQ plaintiffs as they continue to advocate for equality?
Course was offered Fall 2016
LAW 9269Mental Health Law Reform (3)
This seminar will explore some of the major challenges of designing and implementing mental health law and policy in the 21st century.
LAW 9270Family Economic Policy (3)
Marriage creates legal relationships between the parties to the marriage which can vary the interests each might have in property or other economic rights each might have as unmarried individuals. These changes impact important property interests which may be subject to regulatory restrictions, chief among them, retirement accumulations.
LAW 9271Separation of Church and State (3)
This course will explore the legal, historical, and philosophical foundations of the separation of church and state in the United States.
Course was offered Fall 2016
LAW 9272Financial Crime: Risks, Risk Management and Compliance (3)
This course is designed to provide an extensive overview in Financial Crime risks, including a focus on Financial Crime Compliance and Risk Management within a global banking institution.
LAW 9273Climate Change Law and Policy (2 - 3)
This seminar will explore climate change law and policy at the local, state, national and international levels.
LAW 9274Regulation of Addictive Drugs Seminar (2 - 3)
This seminar will focus on medical management of pain, and particularly the use of opioid analgesics, the public health consequences of misuse and abuse of these drugs and the actions that should be taken to protect the public health while assuring adequate access to pain control by patients with severe and chronic pain.
Course was offered Spring 2018, Spring 2017
LAW 9275Legal History and the Scholarly Process - Fall (YR) (1)
This first half of a year-long seminar requires students to workshop works-in-progress by legal historians.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016
LAW 9276Legal History and the Scholarly Process - Spring (YR) (2)
This second half of a year-long seminar requires students to workshop works-in-progress by legal historians.
Course was offered Spring 2018, Spring 2017
LAW 9277Conservation Planning and Law (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This seminar will explore planning techniques and legal issues surrounding protection of landscapes of natural, historical and cultural value and public uses of those landscapes. The seminar will be conducted in coordination with seminars in the Architecture School and the Department of Environmental Sciences.
LAW 9278Twentieth Century Legal Thought (2 - 3)
This course is a survey of 20th Century Anglo-American legal thought. In it we will examine some of the most important works of that century on the nature of law and adjudication. Authors covered include Oliver Wendell Holmes, Benjamin Cardozo, Learned Hand, Jerome Frank, Lon Fuller, Ronald Dworkin, and Richard Posner.
Course was offered Fall 2017
LAW 9279Current Issues in Law and Psychological Science (2 - 3)
This seminar will examine the legal and scientific questions raised by the use of psychological evidence in the courtroom.
Course was offered Spring 2020, Spring 2018
LAW 9280Rule of Law and its Threats (3)
This seminar will examine the rule of law in theory and practice. What is the rule of law and why (if at all) is it valuable? We will take up such questions by reading the philosophical literature on the rule of law and and by looking at case studies of situations where many have seen the rule of law to be under threat.
LAW 9281Legal Theory Workshop Seminar (2 - 3)
This seminar will explore legal issues from a philosophically informed perspective. The course offers the opportunity for students to interact with prominent scholars, to help shape cutting-edge work, to hone their writing skills, to develop their own ideas through independent research, and to gain practice and feedback about the art of asking a good question.
Course was offered Fall 2021, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017
LAW 9282Constitutional Law and Economics (2 - 3)
This course will explore how economic reasoning informs constitutional and public law processes, including bargaining, voting, delegating, and enforcement. We will consider the incentive effects of legal rules and institutional designs and evaluate their implications for public and semi-public goods (like civil rights and international cooperation on climate change) and club and private goods (like welfare benefits and the right to immigrate).
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2019, Spring 2018
LAW 9283Constitutionalism: Nation, Culture, and Constitutions (2 - 3)
This seminar will examine the extent to which constitutions and constitutionalism reflect the history, traditions, culture, and politics of a particular people. How do countries give voice, in their constitutional arrangements, to national impulses and aspirations? Using Anglo-American constitutionalism as a point of reference, we will consider what other countries do.
LAW 9284World War I (2 - 3)
This course will examine the many occasions when international law influenced events in World War I.
LAW 9285Corporate Governance New Paradigm - Shareholder Activism (2 - 3)
In recent years shareholder activism has emerged as a major force in shaping and influencing corporate governance . The seminar will review three major sources of this influence: shareholder proposals, proxy advisory companies, and hedge fund activism.
Course was offered Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Spring 2018
LAW 9286English Legal History to 1776 (3)
This lecture course covers the development of legal institutions, legal ideas, and legal principles from the medieval period to the 18th century, emphasizing the impact of transformations in politics, society, and thought on the major categories of English law: property, torts and contracts, corporations, family law, constitutional and administrative law, and crime.
LAW 9287Law and Economics Colloquium (1 - 2)
Offered
Spring 2023
In each meeting, a leading scholar will present a current legal research paper using the methodology of law and economics.
LAW 9288The US President & Policy Making: History, Theory and Simulation (2)
Designed as a semester-long simulation, this course will explore the policy-making process from the perspective of the Executive branch of government.
Course was offered Spring 2018, Fall 2017
LAW 9289Juvenile Justice Seminar (2 - 3)
This seminar will explore the history of the juvenile courts, troubling issues within the current juvenile justice system, recent Supreme Court cases regarding juveniles, and advocacy and policy reform currently occurring at the state and national level. This seminar will also explore related topics, such as the school-to-prison-pipeline and the recent push to consider community based alternatives to incarceration.
LAW 9290The Law and Social Science of Health Equity (2 - 3)
Inequity characterizes health care access, quality, and choice in America and consequently produces inequitable health outcomes. This seminar uses social science literature to explore ways that law shapes the causes, consequences, and cures for population health inequity.
Course was offered Fall 2017
LAW 9291Feminism in Practice (2 - 3)
The seminar will focus on the ways in which feminist legal theory is derived from and embodied in feminist practices. Readings will include historical texts, legal judgments, and literary works. Students will write short papers responding to the readings, and we will work as a group and in teams to identify new practical applications to support the movement for equal justice for women and men.
Course was offered Spring 2018
LAW 9292Tax Discrimination Seminar (2 - 3)
This seminar covers constitutional prohibitions of tax discrimination against taxpayers with interstate income or activities. We will read Supreme Court decisions interpreting the Privileges and Immunities Clause and dormant Commerce Clause. For comparison, each U.S. case will be paired with a case decided by the European Court of Justice addressing a similar tax issue under a similar legal standard.
Course was offered Spring 2018
LAW 9293Commercial Arbitration (2 - 3)
This course delivers an understanding of arbitration by approaching it in three ways: the practical steps to putting on, winning, and enforcing an arbitration; a case-oriented approach to how courts approach arbitration; and a public policy approach that examines arbitration's impact on access to justice.
Course was offered Fall 2018, Fall 2017
LAW 9294Drug Product Liability Litigation Seminar (2)
This seminar will consider the theory and practice of such lawsuits before, and now after, the Supreme Court's landmark decisions in Wyeth v. Levine (2009), Plia v. Mensing (2011), and Barnett v. Mutual Pharm. (2013).
LAW 9295Federal Criminal Pre-Trial and Trial Practice (2 - 3)
This course will focus on federal criminal proceedings and introduce students to the stages of a federal prosecution by following a case from indictment through trial.
LAW 9296National Security Law and Practice Seminar (2 - 3)
This seminar will examine a series of urgent and difficult national security legal and policy issues.
Course was offered Fall 2017
LAW 9297Law and Psychology: Wrongful Convictions Seminar (2 - 3)
This seminar course addresses the psychology research regarding behaviors in the criminal justice system -- by police, prosecutors, jurors, judges, and witnesses -- that can result in wrongful convictions.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Fall 2018, Spring 2018
LAW 9298Appellate Practice (2 - 3)
This seminar is designed to teach the skills required of appellate advocates. We will begin with the necessary steps lawyers must take at the trial level to preserve issues for appeal and present an adequate record for appellate review.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2021, Fall 2018, Fall 2017
LAW 9299The Role of the Federal Prosecutor (2 - 3)
This course will explore the powers and responsibilities of the federal prosecutor.
Course was offered Fall 2017
LAW 9300Lawyering for In-House Counsel (3)
In this course, students practice and develop some of the skills needed to become an effective in-house counsel through the lens of higher education law, including synthesizing and evaluating legal materials in the context of a particular problem, interviewing and counseling clients, drafting contracts, crafting policies, and working as a part of a team to respond to institutional challenges.
Course was offered Fall 2017
LAW 9301Legal History of the Founding Period (2 - 3)
This class explores the legal world of the late eighteenth century, from the period just before the Revolution to the ratification of the Constitution. Among other topics, the class covers debates over the economic and political conditions that shaped the constitutional moment, and the implications of those debates for constitutional interpretation.
Course was offered Spring 2020, Spring 2018
LAW 9302Criminal Justice Policy (2 - 3)
This seminar will explore current debates about how to best improve our criminal justice system. The focus will be on concrete research projects to improve criminal justice outcomes in Virginia. Students will learn how to conduct policy-based research on criminal justice problems, and students will each choose projects and write research papers studying possible reforms.
Course was offered Spring 2018
LAW 9303Nonprofit Organizations: Principles and Practice (2)
This course will allow students to delve deeper into the theory and practice of representing nonprofit organizations. Throughout the term, students will have the opportunity to supplement their reading with hands-on simulated case studies.
LAW 9304Lying and Lie Detection (2 - 3)
This seminar will discuss the nature of lying, the societal costs and legal implications of lies, and whether we can effectively prevent and detect lies.
Course was offered Spring 2018
LAW 9305LawTech (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
Legal practice has always been shaped by technology as lawyers seek out new ways to better meet the needs of their clients at the lowest cost. In this seminar, we will examine some of these new technologies, how they are being put to use, and the potential upside and downside risks associated with the further automation of legal work. No prior knowledge of coding or computer science is assumed.
LAW 9306Securities Litigation and Enforcement (2 - 3)
The course will examine current developments and controversial issues in private securities litigation and SEC enforcement, as well as the special considerations raised by securities class actions.
LAW 9307Urban Legal History (2 - 3)
This research seminar focuses on the legal issues relating to Charlottesville's political, social, and economic development. It explores larger themes in land use, local government, and property theory by studying the physical development of Charlottesville and Albemarle from 1634 to the present.
Course was offered Spring 2019
LAW 9308Liberalism and Conservatism (3)
In this seminar we will study liberalism and its conservative critics. We will begin by considering what liberalism is, in its political, philosophical, economic, and legal forms. Then we survey various conservative (traditional, libertarian, communitarian, religious, and postliberal) responses -- both historical and contemporary.
LAW 9309Litigation Skills and Professional Liability Law (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course takes a deep dive into the prosecution and defense of professional liability cases. Students will learn how to prosecute and defend professional liability cases while gaining competency with the nuts and bolts of pretrial and trial litigation generally.
LAW 9310Institutional Investors and Corporate Governance (2 - 3)
Hedge funds and mutual funds have shown a willingness to intervene in questions of corporate strategy, management, and even issues of social importance. This class will investigate how these trends are changing the reality of corporate governance by engaging with both academic articles from a variety of disciplines and documents created by corporate governance practitioners to gain an understanding of these phenomena.
Course was offered Spring 2019
LAW 9311Advanced Issues in Criminal Justice (2 - 3)
This seminar will explore current issues in criminal justice.
Course was offered Fall 2018
LAW 9312Seminar on Mental Health Law Reform - Fall (YR) (2)
This year-long seminar will explore some of the major challenges of designing and implementing mental health law and policy in the 21st century. Coverage will be coordinated with the work of an expert advisory panel chaired by Professor Bonnie for the Virginia General Assembly. Students will review ongoing empirical research and participate in work groups focusing on key topics being addressed by the expert advisory panels/Gen. Assembly.
Course was offered Fall 2018
LAW 9313Seminar on Mental Health Law Reform - Spring (YR) (2)
This year-long seminar will explore some of the major challenges of designing and implementing mental health law and policy in the 21st century. Coverage will be coordinated with the work of an expert advisory panel chaired by Professor Bonnie for the Virginia General Assembly. Students will review ongoing empirical research and participate in work groups focusing on key topics being addressed by the expert advisory panels/Gen. Assembly.
Course was offered Spring 2019
LAW 9314Law of Adolescence - Fall (YR) (2)
This seminar will explore advances in scientific understanding of adolescent development and the implications of this knowledge for laws and policies governing parenting, education, employment, health, child welfare, juvenile justice and other social systems affecting adolescent wellbeing. The seminar will be coordinated with a major consensus study on adolescence and equity now being conducted by NASEM.
Course was offered Fall 2018
LAW 9315Law of Adolescence - Spring (YR) (2 - 3)
This seminar will explore advances in scientific understanding of adolescent development and the implications of this knowledge for laws and policies governing parenting, education, employment, health, child welfare, juvenile justice and other social systems affecting adolescent wellbeing. The seminar will be coordinated with a major consensus study on adolescence and equity now being conducted by NASEM
Course was offered Spring 2019
LAW 9316Biotechnology and the Law (2 - 3)
This course examines issues ranging from food and drug regulation, clinical trials, assisted reproductive technology, telemedicine, and stem cell development/regulation to the commercialization of the human body. The course examines ethics, socioeconomics, and market demands for technologies, exploring whether the various issues emerging from biotechnological conflicts are best resolved by regulation, judicial intervention or private negotiation.
Course was offered Fall 2018
LAW 9317US Refugee and Asylum Law Seminar (2 - 3)
This course explores domestic humanitarian immigration law as it affects refugees and those seeking asylum within the United States.
Course was offered Fall 2018
LAW 9318White Collar Investigations and Corporate Compliance (2 - 3)
This course will provide an overview of the key aspects of white collar investigations and defense, along with segments on avoidance strategies, risk assessment, and the benefits of compliance and ethics programs.
Course was offered Spring 2020, Spring 2019
LAW 9319Advanced Topics in Law and Business (2 - 3)
This course explores cutting edge topics at the intersection of law and business with a focus on emerging business strategies, notable recent cases, and proposed regulatory reforms. The course is designed for students seeking a capstone experience in their law and business studies.
Course was offered Spring 2020
LAW 9320Race, Law, and the Southern City (2 - 3)
This course will focus on the legal, political, and social history of Charlottesville in order to develop a broader account of how race, law, land use, and economic development intersect in a small southern town. The physical development of Charlottesville from colonial to present times will be discussed, as will subjects such as residential racial segregation, redevelopment, urban renewal, school desegregation, and citycounty conflicts.
Course was offered Spring 2020
LAW 9321Capitalism and Socialism (YR) (1)
This course is the 1st half of a year-long seminar about the defining elements of capitalism versus socialism as economic systems -- both capitalism and socialism in theory, and the two systems in actual historical realization. The course will then focus on the compatibility of capitalism and socialism with alternative political systems (e.g. representative democracy versus autocracy and dictatorship).
Course was offered Fall 2019
LAW 9322Capitalism and Socialism (YR) (1)
This course is the 2nd half of a year-long seminar about the defining elements of capitalism versus socialism as economic systems -- both capitalism and socialism in theory, and the two systems in actual historical realization.
Course was offered Spring 2020
LAW 9323Law and International Politics Seminar (2 - 3)
This seminar is an introduction to the analysis of the rules and institutions of international law from the perspective of international politics.
Course was offered Fall 2019
LAW 9324Law, Inequality, and Education Reform (2 - 3)
In the United States, education serves as the foundation of our democracy and economy. Law and policy determine the quality of educational opportunities in the United States. Although law and policy have made substantial inroads in reducing discrimination in education, they also tolerate and exacerbate inequalities in educational opportunities that influence the academic, professional and social outcomes of students and communities.
Course was offered Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019
LAW 9325Criminal Justice Reform Seminar (2 - 3)
In this seminar, students will learn about new programs, policies, and substantive changes to the criminal justice process. We will discuss the factors driving interest in reform and evaluate the effectiveness of specific efforts.
Course was offered Fall 2020, Spring 2020
LAW 9326Housing Law and Poverty Seminar (2 - 3)
This seminar will cover federal and Virginia housing law with a focus on issues affecting low income tenants and homeowners.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019
LAW 9327Law and Social Science Colloquium (1)
In each meeting, a leading scholar will present a current research paper using the methodology of law and social science.
LAW 9328Critical Race Theory (2 - 3)
Initially, Critical Race Theory (CRT) emerged as an offshoot of Critical Legal Studies in the late 1970s and early 1980s to address how "race" is socially constructed and manipulated in American society. This seminar takes an historical approach and focuses on the nexus between "race" and law and legal institutions.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2019
LAW 9329International Law of Migration and Refugees (2 - 3)
This course explores the international law of migration, with a focus on refugee law. It examines how the international treaty system governs and shapes states' treatment of temporary workers, refugees, and other short- and long-term migrants. The seminar also covers how refugee law is incorporated into the U.S. legal system, with special attention to asylum-seekers from Latin America and the southern border.
Course was offered Spring 2021, Spring 2020
LAW 9330Education Inside US Prisons Seminar (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This course will examine how law and policy have shaped the provision of education inside prisons, review social science research regarding their effectiveness, and discuss contemporary debates taking place in Congress and state capitols. We also will discuss a range of innovative models to address a long_debated question: are prisons designed for corporal punishment, human improvement, or a combination thereof?
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2021, Spring 2020
LAW 9331Border Policy and Politics (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
An in-depth investigation of the legal, historical, and political contexts of Central American migration to the United States, with a particular focus on the current circumstances of immigrants attempting to seek asylum at the US-Mexico border. Students will explore the history of international law and geopolitics as they affect refugees and asylum seekers, and will evaluate recent policy decisions that have changed asylum law in the U.S.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2020
LAW 9332Contemporary Practice of the US Relating to International Law (YR-Fall) (1)
This is the first half of a year-long course. In this course, selected students will track current developments in U.S. practice related to international law, foreign relations, and national security and assist the instructor in drafting short essays analyzing and contextualizing such developments for the American Journal of International Law.
Course was offered Fall 2021, Fall 2020
LAW 9333Contemporary Practice of the US Relating to International Law (YR-Spring) (2)
This is the second half of a year-long course. In this course, selected students will track current developments in U.S. practice related to international law, foreign relations, and national security and assist the instructor in drafting short essays analyzing and contextualizing such developments for the American Journal of International Law.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2021
LAW 9334Medicare Practice Seminar (2)
This course will provide an in-depth look at the Medicare Program and, to a lesser extent, Medicaid, with a focus on coverage, payment, and compliance requirements for health care providers. Instructors will employ several practical skills exercises and problem-solving elements requiring students to digest client fact patterns and provide analysis.
Course was offered Fall 2020
LAW 9335Gender-Based Violence: US Law and Policy (2 - 3)
This course will examine the nature of gender-based violence and the U.S. legal system's response to it. Students will consider the theory underlying criminal and civil justice responses to GBV, as well as the statutes and case law that these responses are based on. Students will be asked to think critically about the strengths and weaknesses of these systems and apply theory to practice with skills exercises throughout the semester.
Course was offered Fall 2021, Fall 2020
LAW 9336Practical Perspectives on Policing: Policy-Making by Law Enforcement (3)
This skills simulation seminar will focus on selected topics that pose contentious policy challenges for law enforcement, including crafting and implementing effective crime control strategies, implementing investigative practices that are both fair and useful, establishing rules to govern investigations of political activity, and calibrating use of force policies to maximize both officer and civilian safety.
Course was offered Spring 2021
LAW 9337Advanced Topics in Federal Courts Seminar (2 - 3)
This seminar will explore current issues in the law of federal courts. Topics may include standing, political questions, non-Article III adjudication, qualified immunity, habeas corpus, stare decisis, and judicial rhetoric.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2021, Fall 2020
LAW 9338Rethinking Criminal Justice (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This class will explore key issues in criminal justice reform with the goal of understanding problems and evaluating potential solutions. Students will learn how to read social science literature to provide empirical foundation for the discussion.
Course was offered Spring 2022, Spring 2021
LAW 9339Populism and the Rule of Law (1)
In this course we first examine the different meanings of populism and the rule of law. We then undertake a series of brief case studies (among others, on vaccination, abortion, and gender identification) exploring the relation between a negative conception of populism and a substantive conception of the rule of law.
LAW 9340Corporations, Investors, and ESG (2 - 3)
ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) issues have become a major focus of institutional investors. This class will examine the law and economics of ESG factors in investing by reviewing recent research and legal developments.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Spring 2022, Fall 2020
LAW 9341Law of Corruption (2 - 3)
Offered
Spring 2023
This class will examine how the topic of corruption is addressed in several different legal domains including criminal law (bribery, extortion, fraud, and deprivation of honest services, etc.), election law, constitutional law (including the Emoluments Clauses and the First Amendment's treatment of campaign finance laws) and others. In addition, the course will explore how best to define and understand corruption.
Course was offered Spring 2021
LAW 9342Law of Place and Place of Law (2 - 3)
This course invites students to inquire into the relationship between places and law specific to those places. It will explore not only how law is tailored to particular physical, social, and cultural environments but also how it shapes those environments as it is applied.
Course was offered Spring 2021
LAW 9344Clean Water Act: History, Implementation and Enforcement (2 - 3)
This seminar will study implementation and enforcement of the Clean Water Act and its implications for environmental protection more generally. We will cover various provisions of the statute as well as the Act's success in addressing the principal water quality challenges facing the United States.
LAW 9345Racial Ambiguity Blues (2 - 3)
As America moves into the twenty-first century one basic legal controversy continues to claim center stage: what is race? This class examines the three prevailing concepts of race currently used in the American legal system: biological race, performed race, and physical race.
Course was offered Spring 2021
LAW 9346The Role of Article III Judge (3)
The contemporary debate over the proper role of a federal judge under the Constitution turns, in large measure, on what it is we think an Article III judge is doing when she is called upon to resolve a "case or controversy." We will consider these, and other questions: Is she looking for the fair result? If so, by whose lights? Is she a political actor, or is she instead looking for a rule of decision that has been previously established by law?
LAW 9347First Amendment (Religious Freedom): Current Issues (3)
This seminar analyzes current issues surrounding the First Amendment freedom of religion. It covers historical, philosophical, and judicial background, current issues in free exercise and establishment clause doctrine, including government funding of religion, "corporate" religious liberty, the future of Employment Division v. Smith, conflicts between religious freedom claims and anti-discrimination law/norms, and government religious speech.
LAW 9348Human Rights, Then and Now: Philosophy, History, Prospects (2 - 3)
This seminar will study philosophical writings about the nature of human rights, then turn to contemporary challenges facing international human rights in an era of skepticism and push back.
Course was offered Spring 2021
LAW 9349Restating Juvenile Justice (2 - 3)
This seminar will use juvenile justice as a case study of challenges in "restating the law" in an area of the law that is largely statutory, in transition, and properly grounded in evolving knowledge about adolescent development. Illustrative topics include criminal responsibility, applicability of procedural safeguards in delinquency proceedings, delinquency dispositions, transfer to criminal courts, and criminal sentencing.
LAW 9350Advising and Problem Solving for Lawyers Engaged with Communities (2 - 3)
Students in this seminar will learn about aspects of the lawyer's role in counseling and problem solving for organizations and community groups through readings and critiques, discussion and short written assignments or reflections, and simulation exercises.
Course was offered Spring 2021
LAW 9351The Supreme Court: Before, During, and After Ruth Bader Ginsburg (SC) (1)
This course will consider several facets of Justice Ginsburg's legal caree-- as a litigator before joining the Court, with special attention to her work in Reed v. Reed, Frontiero v. Richardson, and Weisenfeld v. Weinberger; her career as a judge and justice; her career as notorious, a dissenter, and her unlikely turn as a pop culture icon. We will also look at the post-RBG Court and the ways in which her passing will change it and the country.
Course was offered January 2021
LAW 9352Transactional Law: Drafting, Communication and Negotiation (3)
This experiential class is devoted to helping students with the nuts and bolts of contract provisions typically encountered at law firms and corporate jobs. Beyond the basics, the main  portions  of  the  class will consist of review and  markup of specific  transactional documents accumulated from real life transactions, and then practice negotiations of small groups within the class, with feedback on substance and style.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2021
LAW 9353Localism and Health Care Seminar (3)
This seminar will explore issues related to localism and health care, exploring the scope of local power (historically, and descriptively/prescriptively), and the intersections of various aspects of health over which local governments have control.
LAW 9354Privacy Law and Theory Seminar (2 - 3)
The goal of the seminar is to give students a grounding in the theory of privacy law -- our evolving conceptions of privacy and its necessity for a life of meaning and love.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2021
LAW 9355Law and Technology Colloquium (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
The workshop provides a unique opportunity for students to engage with peers, faculty and outside speakers, exchange ideas, and witness, participate in, and contribute to legal scholarship. At most meetings, a leading scholar will present a current legal research paper in the area of law & technology.
Course was offered Spring 2022
LAW 9356Free Speech and the Digital Age (2 - 3)
This seminar will explore questions related to the technological systemization of the powerful granting privilege to itself, with a focus on free expression.
Course was offered Spring 2022
LAW 9357Identity, Law, and Politics Seminar (2 - 3)
This seminar will explore the current state of thinking about the relationship between identity, politics and legal regulation.
Course was offered Spring 2022
LAW 9358Critical Perspectives in Business Law (2 - 3)
This course investigates the intersection of business law and critical perspectives (including race, gender, sexuality, and class). We will read and analyze academic scholarship at this intersection, discuss the works-in-progress of several leading scholars, and consider real-world examples of how business law interacts with social issues.
Course was offered Fall 2021
LAW 9359Current Issues in Human Rights Law (YR) (1)
This is the first half of a year-long seminar exploring important current topics and issues in international human rights law.
Course was offered Fall 2021
LAW 9360Current Issues in Human Rights Law (YR) (2)
This is the second half of a yearlong seminar exploring important current topics and issues in international human rights law.
Course was offered Spring 2022
LAW 9361Separation of Powers in the Federal Courts Seminar (2 - 3)
This seminar will explore the development of separation of powers through litigation in the federal courts. How are checks and balances effectuated through the federal courts? What role, if any, should courts should have in public powers disputes? What is the effect of litigating powers disputes, rather than negotiating them?
Course was offered Fall 2022, Fall 2021
LAW 9362Complex Commercial Contract Negotiations (2)
Offered
Spring 2023
The first half of the semester will be a survey of major considerations in commercial contract negotiations, and the second half of the semester will proceed as a mock negotiation with half the class on the vendor side and half on the customer side.
Course was offered Spring 2022
LAW 9363Medicalization and the Law (2 - 3)
Law harnesses medical authority to enhance its power. This seminar will study how this phenomenon occurs, its consequences, and the normative issues that arises from it. Such issues range from civil rights consequences to those involving criminal justice, housing, and education law.
Course was offered Fall 2022, Spring 2022
LAW 9364Race and Slavery on UVA's North Grounds (3)
This research seminar will explore the historical intersections of slavery, race, and law on UVA's North Grounds. Class readings, discussions, and field trips will investigate the history of this landscape within a broader historical context of enslavement in Virginia and at the University, land use in Virginia, and the Jim Crow South.
Course was offered Fall 2022
LAW 9365Reparations: Identity, Law and Politics (2 - 3)
"This seminar will explore the current state of thinking about the relationship between identity, politics and the law. The seminar will focus on the idea of ""reparations,"" exploring the history of the concept, theoretical justifications, and empirical evidence of its significance. Will explore the idea of reparations both in the domestic context and in the global south, and explore the relationships among race, colonial identity, and other factors grounding claims for reparations and the amount that is owed."
Course was offered Fall 2022
LAW 9366Law and Inequality Colloquium (2)
Offered
Spring 2023
This colloquium offers students the chance to engage with leading scholars exploring law's relationship to inequality. In each session we will discuss a current work of legal scholarship on inequality, first as a class, then in the following session with the author as our guest. Interested UVA law faculty will also be invited to attend. Students will leave the class having grappled with the most up-to-date research on topics involving law's role in reinforcing or challenging various forms of inequality, such as race, class, gender and sexuality, disability and their intersections.
LAW 9500Tax Treaties and Other International Tax Topics (3 - 4)
This seminar examines the fundamental structural issues that states confront as they attempt to impose income taxes on cross-border transactions involving the movement of goods, services, capital, and individuals.
LAW 9501Race and Law Short Course (SC) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
Various short courses covering topics in race and law.
Course was offered Spring 2022
LAW 9997Dissertation Colloquium - Fall (YR) (0 - 2)
The Colloquium assists S.J.D. candidates in planning and writing their dissertation, as well as to expose candidates to a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives widely used in legal scholarship. The Colloquium will also allow candidates to present their work in progress, to comment on each others work, and to receive comments from the instructors.
LAW 9998Dissertation Colloquium - Spring (YR) (1)
Offered
Spring 2023
The Colloquium assists S.J.D. candidates in planning and writing their dissertation, as well as to expose candidates to a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives widely used in legal scholarship. The Colloquium will also allow candidates to present their work in progress, to comment on each others work, and to receive comments from the instructors.
LAW 9999Dissertation Research (15)
Offered
Spring 2023
For doctoral research taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.