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Mediation

LAW 960

A lecture and simulation course covering the principles and skills used in mediation. The course also offers a comparative overview of the field of alternative dispute resolution, and in particular the practical differences between using arbitration or mediation in resolving disputes. Simulations and other exercises are conducted to develop practice skills and to explore the public policy and legal issues that arise.

Modern Real Estate Transactions

LAW 541

An examination of the legal issues involved in real estate sales and financing; subdivision financing and development; planned unit development, condominiums, cooperatives, and income-producing (rental) properties; and tax considerations.

Moot Court Honors Board

LAW 561

Student teams research and prepare appellate briefs and practice oral arguments, under the direction of a faculty advisor or faculty coach and/or provide other services for general Moot Court Honors Board (MCHB) activities. Enrollment is based on membership on the MCHB and subject to the approval of the MCHB and faculty advisor(s).

Music Law

LAW 939

This course provides you with a “behind the scenes” look at the music industry while teaching the basics of the various aspects of the business. Areas of course coverage may include recorded music, music publishing, live events/touring, merchandising, and a variety of other exploitations of music. Basic terms of each of the key agreements (e.g., Exclusive Recording Agreements, Co-Publishing Agreements, Producer Agreements, etc.) and the various modes of distribution of music (e.g., records, radio, sheet music, internet, film, TV, etc.) will be analyzed.

Muslim Communities and the Law

LAW 209

This course is a survey of the historical development of Islamic jurisprudence and interaction of Islamic law and the modern nation state, with a focus on Middle Eastern and South Asian countries. The course will begin by an overview of how Islamic law developed, focusing on primary sources of law, and methods of interpretations. The rest of the course will be about the various experiences of Muslim communities in countries such as Egypt, Turkey, India, Pakistan, Iran and the United States. Contemporary events such as Arab uprisings are among the topics that will be discussed.