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Family Law

LAW 523

A discussion of law relating to family relations, including marriage, divorce, child and spousal support, custody, cohabitation, and other non-traditional structures.

Family Law Practicum: California Child Custody

LAW 587

This experiential course will cover legal issues commonly encountered by family law practitioners. Specifically the course will take a child custody case from inception to completion in California and will address a variety of issues attorneys may encounter along the way such as Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) issues, modifications, move-away cases, mediation, minor’s Counsel, and §730 Evidence Code evaluations. *Prior to Summer 2014, this course was titled Child Custody: Law & Practice.

Family Law Practicum: California Divorce

LAW 730

This experiential course will cover legal issues commonly encountered by family law practitioners. Specifically the course will take a dissolution of marriage case from client intake through settlement negotiations and/or trial. Topics covered may include: client interviewing, filing for dissolution, depositions and interrogatories, property division, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, enforcement of pre-nuptial agreements, mediation, and trial. Dissolution in the context of domestic violence may also be addressed.

Federal Courts

LAW 525

An advanced analysis of Federalism and the allocation of power between state and federal courts, constitutional policy limitations on jurisdiction, such as the abstention doctrine and principles of equity and comity. Federal court intervention in state court proceedings by injunction and habeas corpus also are discussed.

Federal Income Taxation

LAW 524

An examination of the federal income system including individual and business taxpayer’s liability; deductions, exemptions, and credits; taxation of capital gains and losses; procedures; and an introduction to partnership, trust, and corporate taxation.

Financial Literacy Fundamentals for Lawyers

LAW 217

Understanding how to read and analyze financial documents is a critical skill for both litigators and transactional attorneys in almost every imaginable field of law. This course introduces students to basic accounting concepts and terms they will encounter in reading financial statements, and will give them an opportunity to practice reading and understanding balance sheets, profit/loss statements, and other common financial statements.

Freedom and Rights in Israel

LAW 725

This course is about protections for civil and human rights in the State of Israel as understood through the laws of Israel’s K’nesset, particularly the Basic Laws, and the decisions of the Israel Supreme Court sitting as the High Court of Justice. The coverage is, in large part, comparable to that in Constitutional Law courses taught in the United States. The course may be taught as one or two units and cover such topics as protections for freedom of speech, free exercise of religion, privacy, criminal process rights, eminent domain, and the rights to dignity and equality.