An interactive "teaching law" course in which students earn credit teaching law to high school students under the direction of a faculty member. Students review the law, explore methods of teaching law to non-lawyers, and learn how to provide a non-adversarial view of the law. Students engage in a critical examination of legal problems of particular concern to teenagers to better enable them to understand fundamental principles of authority, fairness, justice and individual responsibility that underlie the American legal system.
This course examines the history, strategies, and current and future battles in the ongoing movement to secure for same-sex couples the freedom to marry. Readings and discussion will focus on advances and attacks through litigation, legislation, and electoral battles; international developments; and the interplay between law, public education, and culture.
This course exposes students to the theoretical and policy considerations that surround the United States tax system. Students will examine the social and political pressures that shape our current Federal Tax regime. Topics to be covered may include: the uncertain future of the Estate Tax or “Death Tax” and the role it plays in American society; the role of deductions and exclusions in achieving nonrevenue objectives; charitable giving and non-profit entities; progressive versus flat tax rates; the existence of tax abuse and how to control it; and the concept of income. A background in accounting or tax law is not required.
This course examines the responses to terrorism by the United States and the international community. Topics covered may include: terrorism prosecutions in Title III courts; various federal criminal statutes and investigative techniques utilized for prosecuting terrorists, including Title III electronic surveillance, criminal search and seizure warrants, and federal criminal grand jury practice; national security investigative techniques authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; procedures for utilizing classified information in criminal terrorism prosecutions; and United States counterterrorism policy post 9/11.
This course surveys various topics in American Law, including criminal law, evidence, family law, and constitutional law. It is designed to help students who are not familiar with the American legal system gain a working understanding of major fields of substantive law, particularly those that are relatively unique to the American system. Prerequisites: This course is one of two required courses for LL.M. students. Open to LL.M. students only.
This course surveys civil liability and breach of duties imposed by law, including intentional wrongs to persons and property; negligence and vicarious, strict, and products liability: defamation, and other civil wrongs. Students must enroll with the same professor for Torts I and II.
This course surveys civil liability and breach of duties imposed by law, including intentional wrongs to persons and property; negligence and vicarious, strict, and products liability; defamation, and other civil wrongs. Students must enroll with the same professor for Torts I and II.
This course examines various legal issues relating to what is often a company's most valuable asset, its confidential and proprietary business information. In addition to a basic understanding of trade secret law and the Uniform Trade Secret Act, additional topics covered may include: identification of intellectual property suitable for trade secret protection; employment policies, agreements, and practices as they relate to the protection of trade secrets; identification of parties who must be granted access to a company’s trade secrets; enforceability of trade secret agreements; defense of trade secret agreements; and the relationship between trade secret law and unfair competition law.
An examination of common law and statutory limitations on unfair and deceptive competition outside the scope of antitrust laws. Topics include trademark law (including trademark dilution), misappropriation of trade values and trade secrets, regulation of false and deceptive advertising, unfair competition, and interference with contracts and trade relations.
This course explores the legal issues facing transgender people and the goals of the transgender legal movement. Although we will focus primarily on the U.S., we will occasionally consider the legal treatment of transgender people in other parts of the world. The course may cover topics such as marriage, parenting, and other family law issues; the treatment of transgender children and youth in schools, the child welfare, and juvenile justice systems; the treatment of transgender people in prisons; hate violence against transgender people; and employment, public accommodations, and housing discrimination against transgender individuals.
Israel Bar Association Holds Fourth Joint Conference
May 26, 2013
Admitted Student Mixer
June 4, 2013 4:00pm-6:00pm
NeighborWorks Orange County Honors the Honorable Senator Joseph L. Dunn
June 13, 2013 5:30pm-7:30pm