A discussion of law relating to family relations, including marriage, divorce, child and spousal support, custody, cohabitation, and other non-traditional structures.
This class focuses on the legal aspects of financing feature films. The first topic addressed is the acquisition and protection of creative content, including: clearances, chain of title, options and the screenplay agreement. Following is an analysis of why most films lose money, the calculation of gross and net receipts, as well as the details of accounting in the film industry. Specific film financing models are discussed. The course concludes with a discussion of international co-productions, foreign film grants and tax driven film funds.
An advanced analysis of Federalism and the allocation of power between state and federal courts, constitutional policy limitations on jurisdiction, such as the abstention doctrine and principles of equity and comity. Federal court intervention in state court proceedings by injunction and habeas corpus also are discussed.
An examination of the federal income system including individual and business taxpayer’s liability; deductions, exemptions, and credits; taxation of capital gains and losses; procedures; and an introduction to partnership, trust, and corporate taxation.
This course is about protections for civil and human rights in the State of Israel as understood through the laws of Israel’s K’nesset, particularly the Basic Laws, and the decisions of the Israel Supreme Court sitting as the High Court of Justice. The coverage is, in large part, comparable to that in Constitutional Law courses taught in the United States. Topics covered include protections for freedom of speech and the rights to dignity and equality.