This course is an honors writing course and is the fifth course required to earn a Certificate in Legal Writing. This is a capstone course that builds on the core writing curriculum while challenging students with advanced study in logical and creative thinking, intricate analysis, and sophisticated case synthesis. Students will produce a 30-50 page paper of publishable quality. This course must be taken in a student's final year of law school. Prerequisites: (1) a CGPA of 3.5 or above and (2) a 3.5 or above in each Legal Writing I (LAW 106), Legal Writing II (LAW 107), and Professional Skills I (LAW 207A or LAW 207B). *Effective Fall 2013, this course will be titled Honors Writing.
This course explores some of the legal issues posed by the AIDS pandemic. Topics may include the legal challenges made by the pharmaceutical industry against those who supply essential medications, trade treaties which restrict countries from using generic drugs to combat AIDS, and whether international law provides any rights or remedies to individuals living with HIV or AIDS.
This course explores negotiation, arbitration, and mediation as alternatives to litigation in resolving civil disputes. Practical strategies for lawyers are also discussed. A primary area of focus is the role of the lawyer in each of the different processes. Simulations are conducted to develop practice skills and as a basis for exploring the public policy and other issues that arise in this area.
This survey course will provide LL.M. students with exposure to and training in the following areas: (1) legal research; (2) legal writing, including citations; and (3) professional skills, including basic litigation and oral advocacy skills. Prerequisites: This course is one of two required courses for LL.M. students. Open to LL.M. students only.
This course considers the moral and legal issues surrounding the relationship between humans and domestic and non-domestic animals. The connection of morality to the law will be explored as will major moral theories relating to the relationship between animals and humans. In this context the concept of 'rights' will be analyzed and its potential application to animals will be discussed. Additional topics that may be covered in the course include the use of animals in agriculture and experimentation and the application of the federal Animal Welfare Act to these practices, state law concerning animals, the concept of animals as property, liability for and damages recoverable for injuries to and by animals, wills and trusts problems relating to bequests for the benefit of animals, intellectual property issues, and selected issues of international and comparative law relating to animals.
A survey of federal and state laws that promote competition, inhibit monopolies, and restrain free trade in the United States, including the Sherman, Clayton, and Federal Trade Commission acts; and principal antitrust issues and practices, including cartel restraints on trade, monopolization, mergers, distributional restraints, tying, price discrimination, and unfair antitrust competition.
Students in this course will learn about appellate advocacy and lawyering skills associated with appellate practice. The course requires students to write multiple drafts of an appellate brief. Students will also be required to complete other practice-centered exercises throughout the semester, including oral argument. Students interested in participating in interscholastic moot court competitions are encouraged to enroll.
This course will examine the intellectual, personal and cultural property issues raised by the ownership and management of art and artifacts by discoverers, creators, museums, and institutions.
LAW LAW 423
This course will study the legal history of Asian Americans in the United States and evaluate the development and use of Asian American jurisprudence to address contemporary legal issues pertinent to race and civil liberties. Since the 19th century, American law has shaped the demographics, experiences, and possibilities for Asian Americans. This course will trace the legal history of Asian Americans through judicial opinions, legal commentary, social science, and historical readings on topics such as immigration and naturalization, de jure discrimination, and the World War II internment of Japanese Americans. This course will also explore the ways in which Asian Americans have impacted American law, through constitutional litigation and recent scholarship. Finally, this course will address contemporary legal issues, which range from racial violence, media stereotypes, language access, affirmative action, and post 9/11 civil liberties issues. Although this course focuses on the Asian American experience, it is not meant for Asian Americans alone.
An examination of debtor and creditor rights, including typical state procedures for the enforcement of claims and exemptions under statutory and common law, and federal bankruptcy proceedings.