This course offers a comparative analysis of how family relationships, and how they are legally defined, provide the central avenues for citizenship and immigration benefits in the United States and in the European Union. Specific topics of study include birthright citizenship, family reunification immigration provisions, and intersections of family law with immigration.
This course is a study of the legal issues surrounding United States migration. Topics covered include federal government power in admission, deportation, and exclusion; economic and political rights of immigrants; documented and undocumented immigration and the acquisition of citizenship.
A law-related field placement in which students perform and observe legal work under the supervision of an attorney. For more information about the Externship Program, refer to the Externship Program Policies and Procedures Handbook. Prerequisite: Lawyering Skills (LAW 601), or will take it concurrently.
A field placement with a California state or federal bench officer in which students perform and observe legal work under the supervision of a judicial officer or judicial law clerk. For more information about the Externship Program, refer to the Externship Program Policies and Procedures Handbook. Prerequisite: Lawyering Skills (LAW 601), or will take it concurrently.
Examines problems involved in representing clients in pretrial and at trial in intellectual property cases, including factual investigation, negotiation, and specialized discovery and evidentiary problems. Special emphasis will be placed on the interrelationship between various types of intellectual property. Prerequisite: At least one of the core courses - Copyright Law (LAW 701), Trademark Law (LAW 702), or Patent Law (LAW 703).
An examination of the modern legal issues pertaining to international adoption law. Topics include an overview of events and laws leading up to the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention), an overview of the Hague Adoption Convention and related legislation, a survey of the effect of the Hague Convention on adoption laws in foreign countries and the U.S., and an evaluation of the effectiveness of post-Hague Convention intercountry adoption laws and procedures.
This class looks at animal law from an international and comparative law perspective. Although the class is focused on issues relating to animals, it covers a number of subjects of general applicability relating to international law, international trade, intellectual property, and environmental law. Some of the subjects covered include analysis of moral theories relating to the relationship between humans and non-human animals; review of laws of numerous jurisdictions relating to the use of animals in agriculture, scientific experiments, sport and entertainment, including film, circuses and animal exhibitions; analysis of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; study of the impact of international trade agreements on Animal Law issues, with a focus on the World Trade Organization, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights; consideration of the recent trend toward attempting to protect the interests of animals through constitutional provisions; and analysis of animal-related intellectual property issues including cloning, patenting of life forms, trade secrets, and sales of artwork created by animals. Another major topic of discussion will be the economic, moral, social and cultural foundations of the various approaches taken to Animal Law in different jurisdictions.
A review of the principles involved in international business negotiations with an emphasis on negotiation, arbitration, and mediation during the contracting process and as alternatives to litigation in resolving civil disputes. Practical strategies are discussed with an introduction to the role of the international lawyer in each of the different processes with multinational enterprises.
This course covers both private and public (government regulation) aspects of international business transactions. Specific topics covered may include international sales contracts and the Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG), regulation of foreign investment and bilateral investment treaties (BITs), private international dispute resolution (including choice of forum and choice of law clauses, international commercial arbitration, and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards), U.S. customs law, remedies and responses to unfairly traded imports, and the regulation of international bribery through the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
This course will explore the difficult and complex would of international children’s rights. Topics covered may include past and present legislation, child labor, children in the sex industry, children living on their own, children and punishment, children in armed conflict, and enforcement of children’s rights.
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