This course examines the legal issues that arise once adversarial criminal proceedings commence. Topics covered may include bail, preventive detention, the powers of the grand jury and limits of those powers, the prosecutor's charging decision, pleadings and plea bargaining, competency of the defendant to stand trial, discovery, jury selection, examination of witnesses and presentation of evidence, sentencing, and attack on convictions.
An examination of the legal limits of state and federal executive action; rule-making; adjudicative and investigative actions of administrative agencies; relevant statutes, such as the Administrative Procedure Act; and the concepts of delegation, ripeness, standing, judicial review, and due process.
A survey of the basic principles of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction. Topic covered may include substantive law areas of carriage of goods, maritime liens, charter parties, collision, general average, salvage, seamen and maritime worker rights, and liability limitations.
This course provides an examination of adoption law and policy. Topics covered may include termination of rights of the birth parents, qualifications to adopt, "private" adoptions and the role of attorneys, transracial adoptions, international adoptions, adoption by gays and lesbians, grandparent adoptions, adoption subsidies, common-law adoptions, and alternative placements for children such as foster care and orphanages.
An in-depth analysis of selected areas of civil procedure law. Prerequisite: Civil Procedure (LAW 511).
An in-depth analysis of selected areas of contract law. Prerequisite: Contracts I and II (LAW 103 and 104).
An in-depth analysis of selected areas of copyright law. Prerequisite: Copyright Law (LAW 701).
For students who have completed one semester of the Initial Externship, the Advanced Externship course is 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 and completion of an Initial Externship (LAW 609 or 609J).
This course combines both theory and practice to help students develop a conceptual understanding of the interviewing, counseling, and negotiation processes. Students examine the lawyer-client relationship in the context of realistic practice scenarios, learning how to perform effective client interviewing and counseling through role-playing exercises. They also learn to negotiate on behalf of clients, in both transactional and litigation situations.
For students who have completed one semester of the Initial Judicial Externship, the Advanced Judicial Externship is 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) and completion of an Initial Judicial Externship (LAW 609J).