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This course will provide an in-depth view of U.S. copyright law, the legal regime governing rights in original works of authorship (books, music, movies, artworks, photographs, software, etc). Topics covered include: copyright’s underlying policies and theoretical framework, the requirements for copyrightability under the Copyright Act, the bundle of rights that make up copyright, fair use …
Dispute Resolution Processes: Theory & Practice
Dispute Resolution Processes: Theory and Practice surveys the basic processes and variations with an emphasis on the lawyer as an advocate for clients. Skill building is practiced through simulation exercises. The course is especially appropriate for a student who wants to take only a single dispute resolution course. Other students use it as an introduction …
Drafting Business Contracts
This course provides students with a practical, hands-on introduction to the skills, techniques, and strategies that transactional business lawyers use when drafting business contracts.
This course focuses on federal and state regulation of the employment relationship, including constitutional, statutory, and common-law restrictions on employer activities. Subjects covered include negligent hiring and retention, invasion of privacy, wrongful discharge, unemployment insurance, employer’s duty to provide a safe workplace, and compensation for employees injured on the job. The course does not include …
Issues in Arbitration
This course is an introduction to the law and practice of arbitration. Arbitration is a binding method of dispute resolution. Parties typically agree to arbitrate disputes before they know what disputes are likely to arise between them. Arbitration has historically been used primarily in labor-management disputes and commercial disputes. More recently and quite controversially, arbitration …
Federal regulation of labor-management relations in private sector, focusing upon employee organizational and representational rights; selection of bargaining representative; collective bargaining process; contract administration and enforcement; and the union’s duty of fair representation.
Legal Negotiations and Settlements
Study of the theory, law, and practice of transactional and settlement negotiations. Selected topics include: relationship of bargaining concepts to democratic theory; adversarial versus problem-solving negotiating frameworks; distributive versus integration negotiating issues; comparison of bargaining dynamics and advocate strategies deployed in 2-party negotiations and multi-party negotiations; representing clients in a facilitated negotiation; and ethical dilemmas …
This course explores the theory, law and practice of regulatory compliance. Students will become familiar with the foundations of regulatory compliance, including legal underpinnings, ethics, and behavioral economics. Drawing on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and Federal Reserve rules, the course will explore the structure underlying compliance programs in both theoretical and practical applications, with a …
Provides basic knowledge of relevant substantive law as well as appreciation of effect of applying general legal principles to a popular, scrutinized and mythologized subject.
Trademarks have become both ubiquitous and intimately familiar in our modern society — from business to sports to entertainment and technology, such marks as the Nike swoosh, the McDonald’s golden arches and the Pixar hopping desk lamp are instantly recognizable and meaningful to people of all ages. As a result, the creation, enforcement and limitations …