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Adoption Law

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This seminar explores the public and private law issues that arise during the adoption process. We will explore the substantive legal issues surrounding the adoption process, including issues related to voluntary relinquishment of parental rights, involuntary termination of parental rights, cultural and …


Advanced Family Law Seminar

Course Description: This seminar provides students with an opportunity to explore the complexities and future of Family Law. What is the field of Family Law about, and where did it come from? What are Family Law’s boundaries as field of “law” and legal studies? What other academic and professional disciplines does Family Law intersect with? …


Business Litigation

Course Description: This course is specifically designed for law students with a strong inclination to become litigators and handle cases involving business disputes. The focus of the course will be on the liability of fiduciaries who serve as trustee for a trust engaged in the purchase or sale of company stock. Fiduciaries are subject to …


Children & the Law

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course examines the substantive and procedural rights of children and the competing interests of their parents and the state in a variety of legal contexts, which include delinquency, status offense, abuse and neglect, and termination of parental rights proceedings.


Debtor & Creditor

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course is about the rights and obligations of debtors and creditors when a debtor cannot or will not pay an obligation owned to the creditor. Students will learn what a debtor or creditor can do under state law (Ohio law emphasized), …


Family Law

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: In this introductory survey course, we will consider various aspects of the law of “the family,” including state efforts and authority to regulate its creation, maintenance, and dissolution. Topics will thus include marriage (and its contested boundaries), privacy, marital obligations, annulment, dissolution, divorce, child custody, and …


Federal Income Tax

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: The course provides an introduction to the basic principles of the federal income tax. The principal subject areas include: (1) characteristics of income; (2) allowable deductions and exemptions; (3) timing issues; (4) income splitting; (5) preferential tax provisions including capital gains; and (6) brief examination of …


Immigration Law

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: The course will examine the law and policy concerning persons who want to come to the United States on a temporary or permanent basis and persons who are in the United States and want to stay. Also to be examined are the laws concerning obtaining and …


Justice for Children Clinic

Experiential Course Requirement? Yes Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: Ohio Legal Intern Certificate Course Description: The course examines the substantive and procedural rights of children in a variety of legal contexts. As legal interns certified by the Ohio Supreme Court, students will each represent at least two juvenile clients. Cases may fall into any of the following areas …


Legal Negotiations and Settlements

Experiential Course Requirement? Yes Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This highly interactive course is designed to familiarize students with theories, skills and ethics involved in legal negotiation. Through simulations and role-play exercises, students will gain first-hand experience in applying negotiation techniques. This course will aim to provide students with tools to prepare for, conduct, and analyze …


Mediation Clinic

Experiential Course Requirement? Yes Seminar? Yes Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course provides opportunities to develop skills as a mediator, along with basic study of mediation law and policy issues. The course combines the features of a regular law school class, a clinic, and a seminar (satisfying either the seminar requirement or the experiential course requirement, but …


Sex, Sexuality and the Law

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course will survey the various legal issues facing gay men, lesbians and bisexuals. The topics include: regulation of sexuality and gender; liberty-equality debate; theories of sexuality, gender and the law; the workplace; families; parenting; education; and the military.


Sexual Violence Seminar

Course Description: This seminar examines various theories of sexuality—both cross-sex and same-sex—and how they relate to notions of “sexual violence,” “sexual injury,” and “sexual harm.” This seminar should be of interest to anyone interested in gender and sexual equality, the law governing rape (including marital rape), sexual harassment, child sex abuse, marriage, or domestic violence.


Special Education Advocacy

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to be an advocate on behalf of children with disabilities. It is a highly practical course in which students are expected to be highly prepared for each class session and be actively involved in the simulations and other class work. Topics include: Initiating a Special Education …


Wills Trusts & Estates

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: Wills, Trusts, Estates: This course will combine the standard Wills and Trusts course with an introduction to the basics of gift and estate taxation. We will cover the requirements for executing and revoking wills, interpretation of wills, intestate succession, will substitutes (such as revocable trusts and …