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Spanish for Lawyers I

LAW 382

An introduction to Spanish language for lawyers, designed for law students who anticipate working with Spanish speaking clients. The goal is to help students develop basic skills in reading, understanding and writing in Spanish. The course focuses on language acquisition sufficient for interacting with Spanish speakers. The teaching methods will include exercises to simulate client interviews, client intakes, and conversations to solicit basic personal information. This course will be taught in both English and Spanish. Prerequisites: None. Some previous knowledge of Spanish is preferred.

Special Education Law

LAW 519

An examination of legal issues relating to the provision of educational resources and related services to children with disabilities. Statutory, regulatory, and judicial principles applicable to the following areas are examined: who is protected under IDEA (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act); what constitutes discrimination in identification and evaluation for special education eligibility; what constitutes appropriate placement; what are the legal requirements for integration of children with disabilities into the regular classroom; which related services, such as health services, must be provided to children with disabilities in the education context; and what due process procedures are mandated under the IDEA section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to protect children with disabilities in the educational setting.

Sports Law

LAW 549

This course examines a wide range of legal issues and relationships in the sports industry, including player negotiations and contracts, leases, licensing, leagues, franchising, and intellectual property issues in sports law.

Street Law

LAW 616

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.


LAW 111

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. **Prior to Fall 2014, this course was offered as Torts I (LAW 111) and Torts II (LAW 112).**

Trademark Law

LAW 702

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.

Trial Advocacy Honors Board

LAW 567

Students prepare for internal and external mock trial competitions and work on activities related to the Trial Advocacy Honors Board (TAHB), including participation as witnesses, lawyers, or judges during practice rounds for external mock trial competitions; coaching incoming students auditioning for membership onto the TAHB; coordinating the Board’s participation in external competitions; or otherwise participating in the management or administration the Board’s activities. Enrollment is based on membership on the TAHB and subject to the approval of the TAHB and faculty advisor(s).

Uniform Commercial Code I

LAW 401

An introduction to the Uniform Commercial Code, focusing primarily on sales, titles, bulk transfers, and commercial paper.

**Note: To satisfy the Business Concentration requirement, students must complete the 3-unit LAW 401 class.**

Wage & Hour Law

LAW 738

Wage and hour laws govern how employees are paid and represent a significant legal risk for employers that do not understand the ins-and-outs of both state and federal wage laws. These highly regulated mandates are the backbone of rules and requirements in the workplace (key issues include: overtime, meal and rest periods, timing of pay, classifying exempt employees, etc.) This course is designed to educate students about wage-and-hour law to ensure the best first step in mitigating substantial financial risk to your prospective client.

Water Law and Policy

LAW 390

In the Old West, it was said that “whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting over.” For the practicing attorney today, understanding water rights is crucial in real estate development, land use planning, environmental regulation, and international law. The course covers the surface water doctrines of prior appropriation and riparianism, groundwater, interstate allocation, ecosystem protection, and cross-border allocation.

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