This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of drafting effective patent applications. Students will acquire an understanding of patent concepts, patentability requirements, different patent types and parts of a patent application, drafting a patent application, and the technical and legal strategies for prosecuting the application before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Options for obtaining worldwide patent protection, patent litigation, and the related licensing and transactional matters may be also covered in less detail.
This course explores the major topics of U.S. patent law, seeking a solid general education in patent law concepts and procedures from a practical and policy perspective. Topics covered include patentable subject matter, requirements for patent validity, patent infringement, and damages.
You are no doubt by now familiar with the way some law school classes ask you to think about the essential concept at the course’s core: What is a contract? What is a tort? What is Property? This course will ask the same kind of questions, but about something that the law and law school make essentially invisible, poverty. What is poverty? Who are the poor? Why might it be problematic even to use the term the poor? The course explores how poverty is constructed, maintained, and addressed, including the role played by gender and race, and the role of the Law in all of this. The course also contains recurring Constitutional Law concepts such as procedural due process, the unconstitutional conditions doctrine, and the negative Constitution in Poverty Law.
An analysis of forum selection, pleading, motion practice, investigation, and discovery tactics through courtroom simulation.
Explores the ethical problems faced by lawyers in our legal system, including detailed study of the ABA Model Rules, California Rules of Professional Conduct, and the Code of Judicial Conduct . The course examines the various modes and methods of practice, e.g., criminal and civil practice, public interest law, government service including judging, and "in-house" counseling. In addition, the course explores the ethical problems and dilemmas inherent in each type of practice and the adversary system itself and addresses the larger philosophical and ethical dimensions of the lawyer’s role in society.
A review of the problems associated with providing legal services to underrepresented people and interests. Topics covered may include poverty law, homelessness, race and class issues in environmental law, pro bono activities in the profession, and strategies for change.
PILF Auction Brunch & Bubbly
March 16, 2014 12:00pm-3:00am
Admitted Student Mixer - March 22
March 22, 2014 2:00pm-4:00pm
Preview Day for Prospective Students - March 29, 2014
March 29, 2014 10:00am-1:30pm