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Collaborative Justice

LAW 626

This course will examine the history and theories underlining collaborative justice programs as a modern feature of the criminal justice system, address the procedures and practices of the local collaborative justice courts, and give students an opportunity to view actual collaborative justice proceedings and/or participate in simulated proceedings.

Community Property

LAW 403

An examination of the classification of property, its management and control, and its distribution upon dissolution of the community according to California law.

Comparative Dispute Resolution

LAW 289

This course explores the methods and models of conflict resolution from a comparative jurisdictional perspective. In today’s global society, various and conflicting cultures exist and such cultural diversity poses special challenges to the legal system, especially in the area of dispute resolution. Topics covered in this course may include: the basic methods of ADR; analyzing such alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms as mediation, negotiation and arbitration, their relation to various legal systems, and how they are impacted when the actors from various cultures engage in dispute resolution; cultures of dispute resolution; transactional disputes; and the various implications of the cultural perspectives on ADR. At the professor’s discretion, the course may focus on a specific foreign jurisdiction, or may discuss multiple jurisdictions.

Comparative Domestic Violence Law

LAW 414

This course will examine the cultural, social, economic and political constructs toward a comparative exploration of jurisprudential, social, community and therapeutic responses to violence within domestic relationships in various countries. The course will provide students with an overview of existing and evolving norms that inform definitions of, causes of, and responses to family violence. While the course will emphasize similarities and differences between the legal recognition and framing of family violence in various jurisdictions, course study will also draw from various disciplines, including sociology, women studies, psychiatry, psychology, anthropology and social work, which influence and forecast the trajectory of domestic violence jurisprudence in both countries. Course work will also focus on how culture, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age and race inform the availability and efficacy of interventions for domestic violence victims in various jurisdictions.

Comparative Family Law

LAW 915

This course will survey and compare issues in family law in various countries. Laws governing the formation of the family, traditional and alternative family structures, gender role expectations, same sex unions, marital laws and the division of property at the termination of the marriage may be covered.

Comparative Legal Systems

LAW 513

This course is a survey of comparative law, or the study of different legal systems. After an introduction to the differences between civil and common law systems, and codification and religious legal systems, the course will cover specific country studies. The focus will be on the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Particular legal systems that may be covered include Islamic law, Cannon law and Jewish law, as well legal systems of countries such as Turkey, India, Pakistan and Israel. The course will focus on issues of human dignity under these various legal systems.

Comparative Legal Systems: Islamic Law Seminar

LAW 513B

This seminar is a survey of the historical development of Islamic jurisprudence and the interaction of Islamic law and the modern nation state, with a particular focus on personal laws and issues of secularism. The specific contexts surveyed will include the Ottoman Empire, contemporary Iran, Turkey, India, Pakistan and the United States. Among the topics the course will explore are issues of gender and sexuality in Islam, whether there is a coherent system of law derived from Islam, whether a modern state that is "Islamic" is possible and the relationship between Islam and secularism.

Comparative Legal Systems: Law and Sexuality

LAW 513C

This course is a survey of how different legal systems, secular and religious, construct and regulate various aspects of human sexuality. Among the topics we may discuss are marriage as a socio-legal institution, minority sexualities, sex work and pornography in different countries including the U.S., India, Turkey, Brazil and Israel.

Comparative Legal Systems: Religion & Sexuality

LAW 513D

This course is a survey of how different legal systems, secular and religious, construct and regulate various aspects of adult consensual human sexuality. The course will focus on how various religious traditions have influenced legal and social understanding of sexuality. Among the topics we will discuss are marriage as a socio-legal institution, minority sexualities and sex work in different legal systems including those of India, Turkey, Brazil, Nigeria and Israel, covering Islamic, Canon, Judaic and Hindu legal traditions.

Comparative Rights of Publicity

LAW 719

This course examines various aspects of the rights of celebrities, including the origin of protection, the philosophy of protection, scope of protection (both pre and post-mortem), remedies, defenses, and limitations on those rights under state and federal law in the United States, and compares the treatment of those issues in the U.S. with the treatment of analogous rights and issues under the laws of other countries, treaties (such as the European Convention on Human Rights), and agreements such as the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.

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