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Arbitration Law and Practice

LAW 800

This course will expose students to both the substantive law and the practical skills involved in arbitration agreements and arbitration practice. Students will study different types of arbitrations agreements and processes, examine the varying contexts in which they are typically utilized (e.g., international agreements, labor unions, etc.), and analyze case law in this developing field. Students will gain experience both drafting arbitration agreements and conducting aspects of arbitrations including opening statements, direct examinations, and closing arguments, with a focus on the ways in which arbitration practice differs from traditional civil litigation.

Art and Law

LAW 344

This course will examine the intellectual, personal and cultural property issues raised by the ownership and management of art and artifacts by discoverers, creators, museums, and institutions.

Asian Americans and the Law

LAW 423

This course will study the legal history of Asian Americans in the United States and evaluate the development and use of Asian American jurisprudence to address contemporary legal issues pertinent to race and civil liberties. Since the 19th century, American law has shaped the demographics, experiences, and possibilities for Asian Americans. This course will trace the legal history of Asian Americans through judicial opinions, legal commentary, social science, and historical readings on topics such as immigration and naturalization, de jure discrimination, and the World War II internment of Japanese Americans. This course will also explore the ways in which Asian Americans have impacted American law, through constitutional litigation and recent scholarship. Finally, this course will address contemporary legal issues, which range from racial violence, media stereotypes, language access, affirmative action, and post 9/11 civil liberties issues. Although this course focuses on the Asian American experience, it is not meant for Asian Americans alone.

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