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 contract law. Prerequisite: Contracts I and II (LAW 103 and 104).
For students who have completed one semester of any 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: Externship: Learning from Practice (LAW 601) and completion of an Initial Externship (LAW 609, 963 or 609J).
For students who have completed one semester of any Initial Externship (LAW 609, 963, or 609J), the Advanced International Externship course is a law-related field placement in which students perform and observe legal work under the supervision of an attorney in a foreign jurisdiction. Prerequisite: Externship: Learning from Practice (LAW 601) and completion of an Initial Externship (LAW 609, 963 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: Externship: Learning from Practice (LAW 601) and completion of an Initial Judicial Externship (LAW 609J).
This experiential course will engage students in a series of simulation exercises focusing on real property concepts. Each week will include a review of substantive property doctrine or introduce property-related environmental law material. Students will then apply these principles to simulated disputes, using documents and maps illustrative of case files in actual negotiation and litigation. Topics covered may include adverse possession, gifts, estates and future interests, landlord-tenant law, nuisance law and solar energy, easements, covenants, eminent domain, takings, water rights affected by climate change, flooding and zoning, and multi-party instream flow mediation. Prerequisite: Real Property I and II (LAW 109 and 110).
Bar Swearing-in Ceremony and Reception
December 2, 2015 5:30pm-7:30pm
Preview Day for Prospective Students - January 23, 2016
January 23, 2016 10:00am-2:00pm
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 27, 2016 12:30pm-2:00pm
Q&A with Jennifer Mertus
Family Law / Children's Rights
Q&A with Jordon Steinberg
Family Law / Children's Rights