This course is a study of the legal issues surrounding United States migration. Topics covered include federal government power in admission, deportation, and exclusion; economic and political rights of immigrants; documented and undocumented immigration and the acquisition of citizenship.
This course is intended to complement and build upon the material covered in Immigration Law (LAW 528). Through extended case simulations, students will learn skills relevant to the practice of immigration law, including client intake, case management, document drafting, filing procedure, and oral and written argument. Students will gain practical experience in family based immigration petitions, employment based immigration petitions, inadmissibility waivers, naturalization applications, and representing clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Prerequisite: Immigration Law (LAW 528), or will take it concurrently.
A law-related field placement in which students perform and observe legal work under the supervision of an attorney. In addition to their field work, students must complete mandatory writing assignments to receive credit for the externship. For more information about the Externship Program, refer to the Externship Program Policies and Procedures Handbook. Co-requisite: Externship: Learning from Practice (LAW 601).
A law-related field placement in which students perform and observe legal work under the supervision of an attorney in a foreign jurisdiction. In addition to their field work, students must complete mandatory writing assignments to receive credit for the externship. Co-requisite: Externship: Learning from Practice (LAW 601).
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. In addition to their field work, students must complete mandatory writing assignments to receive credit for the externship. For more information about the Externship Program, refer to the Externship Program Policies and Procedures Handbook. Co-requisite: Externship: Learning from Practice (LAW 601).
Examines problems involved in representing clients in pretrial and at trial in intellectual property cases, including factual investigation, negotiation, and specialized discovery and evidentiary problems. Special emphasis will be placed on the interrelationship between various types of intellectual property. Prerequisite: At least one of the core courses - Copyright Law (LAW 701), Trademark Law (LAW 702), or Patent Law (LAW 703).
An examination of the modern legal issues pertaining to international adoption law. Topics include an overview of events and laws leading up to the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention), an overview of the Hague Adoption Convention and related legislation, a survey of the effect of the Hague Convention on adoption laws in foreign countries and the U.S., and an evaluation of the effectiveness of post-Hague Convention intercountry adoption laws and procedures.
This course looks at animal law from an international and comparative law perspective, analyzing the impact of globalization and other cultural and economic forces on the use of animals in agriculture, experimentation, entertainment and as companions. Although the class is focused on issues relating to animals, it covers a number of subjects of general applicability relating to international law, international trade, intellectual property and environmental law. Some of the subjects covered include analysis of moral theories relating to the relationship between humans and non-human animals; review of laws of numerous jurisdictions, including substantial coverage of United States law, relating to companion animals and to the use of animals in agriculture, scientific experiments and sport and entertainment; analysis of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; study of the impact of international trade agreements on Animal Law issues, with a focus on the World Trade Organization, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights; consideration of the recent trend toward protecting the interests of animals through constitutional provisions; and analysis of animal-related intellectual property issues including cloning, patenting of life forms, trade secrets, and sales of artwork created by animals.
This course will explore the procedural, substantive, and policy issues of criminal law systems around the world in comparison with that of the United States. Topics covered may include, among others, all or any of the following: definitions of crimes; policing; identity theft; terrorism; representation of the accused; criminal liability and defenses; immunities; corrections; theories of punishment and readaptation; death penalty; extradition; organized crime; treaties; money laundering; and international criminal tribunals. Professors may choose to compare a specific criminal legal system to that of the United States, or may take a general survey approach to the material.
With the forces of globalization as a backdrop, this course develops labor and employment law in the context of the national laws of three countries important to the global economy -- the U.S., China, and Mexico. These national jurisdictions are highlighted by considering international labor standards promulgated by the International Labor Organization (ILO), as well as the rulings and standards that emerge from the trade arrangement between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico -- the labor side accord to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The course includes discussion about enforcing international labor rights in U.S. courts and global corporate codes of conduct.