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Dispute System Design Workshop

This is a course to prepare you to design new forums for particular disputes and also to design, or modify, disputing systems for series ...

Experiential Course Requirement? Yes
Seminar? No
Professional Responsibility? No
Prerequisites: Another course in dispute resolution, taken prior to this class or during the same semester that you take this class

 

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Accounting & Finance for Lawyers

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The course is an invaluable, sophisticated introduction to accounting, which is the universal language of business. It assumes no background in accounting and business …


Administrative Law

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A study of the administrative law process, concentrating upon the functions and procedures of federal administrative agencies and judicial review of agency actions. Administrative …


Adoption Law

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This seminar explores the public and private law issues that arise during the adoption process. We will explore the substantive legal issues surrounding the …


Advanced Constitutional Law: Theories and Interpretation

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Course Description: Constitutional theory, with emphasis on competing views of judicial review and the judicial function; the methodologies and processes of constitutional decision making; …


Advanced Family Law Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar provides students with an opportunity to explore the complexities and future of Family Law. What is the field of Family …


Advanced Legal Research: Business and Tax

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Business and Tax Legal Research provides students with an introduction to business and tax related materials and advanced training on the finding and utilization …


Advanced Legal Research: International

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Course Description: A practical, hands-on course which surveys print and electronic information sources available in foreign and international law. This course focuses on developing …


Advanced Legal Research: Litigation and ADR

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This course provides students with an introduction to litigation- and ADR-related materials and advanced training on the finding and utilization of these materials. Topics …


Advanced Legal Research: Ohio

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Ohio Legal Research provides students with an introduction to Ohio legal materials and advanced training on the utilization of these materials for legal research …


Advanced Legal Writing

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In this course, students write and revise a variety of legal documents, as well as complete a short project and presentation. Experiential Course Requirement? …


Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Workplace Seminar

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This seminar will focus on the use of alternative methods of dispute resolution in the context of the workplace, including arbitration and mediation. Issues …


American Legal History

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Course Description: The history of American law from its colonial antecedents until the twentieth century, emphasizing the relationship between law and the changing social, …


Anthropology and the Law Seminar

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Course Description: Law is often viewed (and taught) as an autonomous system of abstract concepts and precepts with its own logic, which can originate …


Antitrust Law

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This course examines the statutory prohibitions upon cartel behavior and upon monopolization and attempts to monopolize, as well as the intersection of economics and …


Appellate Advocacy

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This course explores procedural and substantive aspects of appellate practice. Additionally, students prepare a brief and present an oral argument on the basis of …


Appellate Practice IV

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This class prepares students on competitive moot court teams by providing brief-writing and oral argument instruction. The course includes practice arguments following which the …


Banking Law

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A course on the formation, regulation, and governance of banking and related financial institutions. The course will examine “cyber banking,” including issues related to …


Big Data Law and Policy Seminar

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Course Description: While many know that businesses and governments increasingly rely on “big data,” few understand what big data is, the benefits and risks …


Biotechnology Law and Policy

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This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining many of the legal, business, ethical, and policy issues raised by the biotechnology industry. This course …


Black Lives Matter: Law and Culture

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Course Description: This course examines law as a site that has defined both blackness and humanness in relationship to African Americans. It also explores …


Boilerplate and Standard-Form Agreements Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar examines how standard-form agreements interact with underlying legal norms, and whether, when, and how, should the law allow the forms …


Business Associations

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This course provides an introduction to the laws governing business entities. We will examine the structure and characteristics of modern business organizations, particularly publicly …


Business Bankruptcy

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The course will focus on the business bankruptcy process, principally Chapter 11 reorganizations. Topics to be addressed include the basics of federal bankruptcy law, …


Business Basics for Lawyers

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Course Description: A one-credit course for students who need a basic introduction into business language, incentives, and concepts. Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No …


Business Litigation

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Course Description: This course is specifically designed for law students with a strong inclination to become litigators and handle cases involving business disputes. The …


Business of Law

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Course Description: In this course, students will analyze shifts in the market for legal services by reviewing literature from law, business, psychology, sociology, among …


Business Torts and Unfair Competition

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The first year course in Tort Law introduced the role of tort doctrines, such as intentional interference with protected legal interests, negligent breach of …


Cannabiz: Exploring the “Legalized” Cannabis Industry

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Course Description: This course will be an exploration of the risks inherent in entrepreneurial businesses, and the ways in which entrepreneurs embrace the possibility …


Capital Markets

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In this course we will consider current academic thinking about capital markets. The course will include presentations by outside academics and industry participants. Topics will …


Children & the Law

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This course examines the substantive and procedural rights of children and the competing interests of their parents and the state in a variety of …


Civil Law Clinic

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Students work with clients, appear in court, negotiate with opposing counsel, draft motions, and try cases in local, state, and federal courts under faculty …


Civil Procedure I

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Civil Procedure I introduces students to the civil litigation process in federal and state courts. This course focuses on the kinds of disputes courts …


Civil Procedure II

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Using the federal courts as a model, this course critically examines how the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure attempt to secure the just, speedy, …


Civil Rights Lawyering

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This course will help first-year law students develop skills necessary to become effective civil rights lawyers. It will focus on impact litigation, the strategic …


Civil Rights Seminar

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Course Description: This course will survey the history of civil rights laws and issues with a strong focus on race and ethnicity. It will …


Climate Change Law and Policy

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Course Description: This course will explore the social, legal, political, and scientific challenges involved in addressing and responding to climate change by considering underlying …


Commercial Leasing

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The course will be a focused study of the various business and legal considerations which drive the leasing of a commercial real estate project. …


Commercial Paper

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This course focuses on Articles 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), which deals with promissory notes and checking accounts. Topics for …


Comparative Dispute Resolution

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This course will examine methods of dispute resolution used in other countries and compare them to those employed in the United States. We will …


Computer Crime and Surveillance Seminar

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Course Description: This course explores the legal and policy issues that judges, legislators, prosecutors and defense counsel confront in response to computer-related crime and …


Conflict of Laws

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Course Description: The course in conflict of laws explores how courts handle such cases in a variety of contexts. Topics include choice of law …


Constitutional Interpretations Seminar

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The Supreme Court’s 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education was a watershed moment in constitutional interpretation, and this course examines major approaches …


Constitutional Law

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Course Description: This course explores “state constitutional law.” It will not specifically teach Ohio constitutional law, though some illustrations of the various principles may …


Constitutional Litigation

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Constitutional Litigation is a course in advanced and applied constitutional law. It focuses on one of the central ways in which constitutional claims are …


Consumer Credit Seminar

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Course Explorer: In this course, we will examine the various actors involved in the consumer credit process and what their legal obligations are under …


Consumer Law

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Course Description: This course includes an in-depth study of consumer rights and remedies as provided by the common law and federal and state statutes, …


Contracts

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Contracts is the body of law concerned with private agreements. The course focuses on when promises are given legal weight, how contracts are formed, …


Contracts Drafting Skills

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The Contract Drafting Skills course is a problem-based, lawyering skills course. Students will be given opportunities to develop law practice skills relevant to drafting …


Contracts II

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This course continues and complements Contracts I. The topics covered include pre-contractual obligation (including preliminary agreements), contract interpretation, gap-filling terms, duress, modification, performance and …


Contractual Due Diligence

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Lawyers are often required to review contracts. It might be on behalf of an aggrieved party to the contract considering taking legal action. It …


Copyright Law

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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, …


Corporate Finance

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The course will provide a detailed review of the economics and rights associated with standard securities issuances, such as the sale of stock and …


Corporate Governance Law

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Course Description: This course examines the role of in-house counsel in a major U.S. corporation. Topics of study include corporate organization, litigation management strategies, …


Criminal Defense Clinic

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This clinic operates as a small law office specializing in criminal defense work. Under faculty supervision, each student represents several defendants charged with misdemeanors …


Criminal Law

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Criminal Law covers the moral and penological principles underlying the definition of crime, such as the requirements of actus reus and mens rea, and …


Criminal Law Defenses

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Course Description: This seminar explores the moral underpinnings of, and controversies regarding, criminal law defenses. During the first half of the semester, through substantial …


Criminal Law in Practice

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This course will engage students in three different simulations that are based on the practice experience of criminal law attorneys. Each simulation will require …


Criminal Procedure: Adjudication

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This course studies the process of the criminal justice system from after the time of arrest through trial and verdict. Topics covered will include …


Criminal Procedure: Investigation

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This course focuses on the legality of police investigative conduct under the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the United States Constitution. The course …


Criminal Prosecution Clinic

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Students represent the City of Delaware and the State of Ohio in criminal cases, prosecuting cases as diverse as domestic violence, sexual misconduct, drunk …


Critical Race Narratives

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Course Description: This team-taught course will focus on the relationship between narrative and law by using critical race theory to examine how race in …


Critical Race Theory Seminar

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Course Explorer: This course begins with a review of the United States’, including the history of racial and religious intolerance, the Civil Rights Movement; …


Critical Theory/Critical Lawyering Seminar

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Course Explorer: This course introduces students to important strands of contemporary legal theory, including Critical Legal Studies, Critical Race, Feminist, Queer, Lat- crit, and …


Debtor & Creditor

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This course is about the rights and obligations of debtors and creditors when a debtor cannot or will not pay an obligation owned to …


Depositions

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The course will cover the procedure and problems associated with taking a deposition. We will focus on how a deposition can most effectively be …


Disability Discrimination

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Course Description: The course explores legal and policy issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Individuals with …


Disaster Law Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar explores the emerging field of disaster law, focusing on disaster prevention, emergency response, compensation & insurance, environmental protection, human rights, …


Dispute Resolution in Employment

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Course Description: This course offers skills and strategies for effective resolution of employment disputes in non-union work environments, with a focus on avoiding litigation. Students …


Dispute Resolution Processes: Theory & Practice

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This course surveys the basic processes and variations with an emphasis on the lawyer as an advocate for clients. Skill building is practiced through …


Dispute System Design Workshop

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This is a course to prepare you to design new forums for particular disputes and also to design, or modify, disputing systems for series …


Disputed Elections Seminar

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Course Description: This course will consider the major disputed elections throughout U.S. history and what we can learn for the benefit of the future …


Doing Business in China

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This seminar will examine how multinational companies (MNCs) do business on the ground in China. The course will examine how MNCs set up a …


DPIR: Board Counseling Practicum

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The course is designed to challenge students to develop their counseling skills by exposing them to the complex and intertwined governance, securities laws and …


DPIR: International Petroleum Agreements

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This course begins with an overview of the international oil and gas industry and its major types of agreements. It then provides students with …


Drafting and Negotiating International Petroleum Agreements

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Course Description: An overview of the international oil and gas industry and its major types of agreements. Showing how oil and gas deals are …


Drafting Business Contracts

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This course will focus on the skills, techniques, and strategies that transactional business lawyers need to employ when drafting business contracts such as employment …


Drug Crimes

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Course Description: Almost fifty years ago, President Nixon declared drug abuse to be “public enemy number one in America.” In the decades since, the …


Dueling Systems of Law

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A variety of governmental entities claim authority to make and enforce laws, often in competition with one another. Each may claim sovereignty over a …


E-Discovery Law and Practice

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Course Description: This course presents an overview of e-discovery law, as well as an examination of its practical implications for modern commercial litigation and …


Education Law

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Course Description: This course will focus primarily on K-12 education wherein students examine myriad topics: school safety issues and related efforts to protect student …


Education Law

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This course will focus primarily on K-12 education wherein students examine myriad topics: school safety issues and related efforts to protect student privacy and …


Election Law

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Course Description: This course covers four major areas: (1) legislative districting; (2) nominating candidates; (2) campaign practices, including campaign financing; and (4) the casting …


Employee Benefits

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Course Description: This course will focus on the legal issues surrounding the mandated or voluntary provision of benefits to employees by employers, including health …


Employment Discrimination Law

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This course addresses developments in civil rights law in the context of the workplace. We will look at the growing body of law designed …


Employment Law

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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 …


Energy Law

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The course offers students a broad overview of the historical development of energy law and the regulation of energy markets and energy infrastructure development …


Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic

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Students enrolled in the EBLC assist young companies – not ready or able to hire attorneys – on a pro bono basis and offers …


Environmental Justice: Theory and Practice

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Environmental Justice explores the intersectionality of environmental policy, social justice, environmental decision-making and environmental law in both domestic and global contexts. The course will …


Environmental Law

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This course is a survey course of U.S. environmental law, covering topics including environmental assessment, clean air, clean water, waste management, and endangered species. …


Environmental Law Practicum

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Course Description: This course uses a simulation-based curriculum to give students a sense of what environmental law practice is really like and teach them …


Ethical Issues

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This course brings together students and faculty from several professional schools and colleges – Allied Medicine, Education, Law, Medicine, Social Work, and Theology – …


Ethics and ADR Seminar

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This course offers both a survey in professional responsibility and in-depth application of the law governing lawyers to alternative dispute resolution (ADR).  Grading is …


Ethics of Washington Lawyering

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Course Description: The course will cover the black-letter law of the usual professional responsibility course, such as confidentiality and conflicts of interest, and students …


European Union Law

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Course Description: The purpose of the course is to provide in-depth knowledge of the constitutional aspects of the European Union. The course also provides …


Evidence

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This course surveys the law of evidence. Students develop a facility with major evidentiary rules and concepts, based on a study of the Federal …


Evidence in Trial Practice Seminar

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This seminar examines a host of evidentiary issues that challenge trial courts and litigants in the course of a trial. By exploring these issues …


Family Law

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In this introductory survey course, we will consider various aspects of the law of “the family,” including state efforts and authority to regulate its …


Federal Courts

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This course examines the scope of and limitations upon the federal judicial power under Article III of the Constitution. It is organized around three …


Federal Death Penalty Seminar

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Course Explorer: This seminar examines many of the substantive and procedural issues that arise in federal habeas corpus cases. It begins with an understanding …


Federal Income Tax

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The course provides an introduction to the basic principles of the federal income tax. The principal subject areas include: (1) characteristics of income; (2) …


Fiduciary Responsibility

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First Amendment

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This course explores American constitutional law regarding freedom of speech, freedom of association, and freedom of the press. It focuses on the leading First …


Food and Drug Law Seminar

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This seminar focuses on current issues concerning federal and state regulation of foods and drugs, including FDA structure and organization; the regulation of human …


Foreign Relations Law

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Course Description: This course will examine the constitutional, statutory, and international law basis for the conduct of foreign relations and foreign policy by the …


Forensic Mental Health

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Course Description: This course discusses the civil and criminal aspects of mental health case law including involuntary civil commitment, competence to stand trial, and …


Fourteenth Amendment Seminar

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Course Description: This advanced course in constitutional law will examine current, recurrent, and lasting topics of interest under the Fourteenth Amendment. The course will …


Franchise Agreements

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Course Description: The course will provide students with an overview of franchise law, drafting franchise agreements, franchisor/franchisee relationships, complying with conflicting state and international …


Gender and the Law

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This course explores the legal significance of gender in a wide variety of contexts, including employment, criminal and civil law, and laws governing family …


Governance in Action: Advising a Board in Times of Stress

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Course Description: Examination of the complex and intertwined governance, securities laws and practical business issues presented when advising a board of directors in a …


Health Care Agreements and Transactions Seminar

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Course Description: This course will examine the unique health care regulatory and industry features of common health care agreements and transactions. Experiential Course Requirement? Yes …


Health Law

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Course Description: This course will focuses on selected issues in healthcare and clinical research; professional relationships in healthcare, the obligation to provide care, medical …


Hot Money Seminar

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Course Description: This course explores the legal regulation of financial speculators in a variety of financial markets, chosen by the students, that may include, …


Human Rights Law

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Course Description: This course covers the protection of human rights in international law. Topics include: (1) the feasibility of requiring nation states to comply …


Immigration Law

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The course will examine the law and policy concerning persons who want to come to the United States on a temporary or permanent basis …


Insurance Law

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Insurance law is of great importance to all lawyers, whether they litigate or do office practice. This 3-hour course covers many insurance issues, including …


Intellectual Property Law Seminar

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Course Description: We will cover the general international legal framework on international intellectual property that applies to all of the major categories of IP: …


International Business Arbitration

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Course Description: The course examines the international arbitration process and the legal framework of private contract, national law, and international treaties in which it …


International Business Transactions

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This course introduces students to the classic procedures for resolving international disputes. We will look at negotiation, mediation, fact-finding, conciliation, arbitration and judicial settlement, …


International Criminal Law Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar covers international law as it affects the prosecution of crime. Specific topics include international extradition of suspects (and other forms …


International Dispute Resolution

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This course surveys the dispute settlement mechanisms available for resolving disputes between nation states. It is organized around the classic categories of the field: …


International Environmental Law

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Course Description: This course provides a general introduction to international environmental law and policy. We will begin by analyzing the history and development of international …


International Intellectual Property Seminar

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This course will examine issues related to the international protection of intellectual property. The course will survey various agreements and treaties for copyright, patent …


International Joint Ventures

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This course provides an introduction to the issues associated with international joint ventures. Drawing primarily on case studies involving entertainment companies, topics include, among …


International Law

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This course will include a survey of public international law (Law of Nations). Topics include the law of treaties, human rights protection, international litigation, …


International Mergers and Acquisitions

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Course Description: Using a variety of case studies, this course explores issues associated with cross-border transactions involving both public and private corporations. Topics of …


International Tax Law

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Course Description: This course examines how the United States tax system deals with globalization. The course considers jurisdictional and sovereignty issues, multiple taxation and …


International Trade

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This course will provide background on the dynamics and the legal framework governing and impacting international trade. We will examine key trading treaties and …


Interviewing and Counseling the Teenage Client

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This course will introduce students to the practice of representing teenagers in juvenile court. Students will visit the Franklin County Juvenile Court and participate …


Introduction to Intellectual Property Law

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Course Description: A survey course providing an introduction to the various forms of intellectual property law. Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None


Introductory Accounting for Lawyers

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Accounting is often described as the language of business. A well-rounded lawyer should be familiar with basic accounting concepts in order to better serve …


Investment Management Law

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Course Description: This course examines the law of broker/dealers, investment companies, investment advisers, mutual funds, pension funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, and other …


Issues in Arbitration

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This course explores the law, theory and practice of arbitration. Students will engage in arbitration simulations as both a representative and as an arbitrator. …


Judicial Externship

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Judicial externships provide excellent educational opportunities, including observation of the workings of courts from the inside, interaction with distinguished judges, and engagement in supervised …


Jurisprudence

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Course Description: This course investigates foundational questions structuring our legal system, including: How do we know what the law is? What are the proper …


Jurisprudence of ADR

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Course Description: An examination of the fundamental normative values, principles and practices that shape the design and implementation of the negotiation, mediation, arbitration and …


Jury Instructions

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Course Descriptions: Jury instructions are the set of legal rules that jurors should follow when the jury is deciding a civil or criminal case. …


Jus Ad Bellum: Waging War in International Law

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Course Description: Jus ad bellum is the sub-field of international law that governs the decision to wage war. It determines the situations in which …


Justice for Children Clinic

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The course examines the substantive and procedural rights of children in a variety of legal contexts. As legal interns certified by the Ohio Supreme …


Justice, Democracy and the Law

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The Supreme Court’s motto is “Equal Justice under Law,” and its members are “Justices”. Evidently, the law strives, or is supposed to strive, to …


Labor Law

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This course will explore federal regulation of labor-management relations in private sector, focusing upon employee organizational and representational rights; selection of bargaining representative; collective …


Labor Law, Labor Arbitration and Collective Bargaining Negotiation

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Course Description: This course will cover substantive labor law issues as well as the modern practice of labor law, including negotiating a collective bargaining agreement …


Law and Development

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This course examines debates regarding the role of the legal order to tackle the economic, social, and political challenges of developing countries. Whereas in …


Law and Economics

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Course Description: This course examines these and similar questions by introducing the students to one of today’s most powerful schools of legal thought, Law …


Law and Genetics

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This class provides an opportunity to examine the process by which law responds to rapid changes in scientific knowledge and technology and also the …


Law and Psychology

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Course Description: The course applies psychology research to a variety of specific contexts in which lawyers serve as decision makers and advocates. By drawing upon …


Law and Religion

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Course Description: This course will examine First Amendment issues raised by both the Free Exercise and the Establishment Clause. In addition, it will explore …


Law and Social Science

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Course Description: This course introduces students to the use of social science evidence by legal practitioners and courts at all levels. Such evidence is …


Law and the Presidency

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Course Description: This course examines the law as it shapes the interactions of the President with both Congress and the judiciary. It examines the law …


Law I

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This course will introduce you to, and allow you to begin developing, the foundational lawyering skills of legal research, legal analysis, and legal communication. …


Law II

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As its name suggests, Legal Analysis & Writing II is the second part of a course in both legal analysis and legal writing. The …


Law of Africa Seminar

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Course Description: This course focuses on Africa, both the domestic law of the various countries of Africa, and international-legal issues relating to Africa.


Law of Cyberspace

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Course Description: This course allows students with varying backgrounds to confront the cutting-edge legal issues that arise from technological change and the Internet.


Law of War

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Course Description: The course explores the lawfulness of the initiation of hostilities by nations, including justifications open to individual states and collective measures undertaken …


Law Practice Technology

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This course will provide students with the opportunity to gain familiarity and experience with a variety of technological tools used in the practice of …


Law, History, & Philosophy Seminar

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Course Description: The seminar is largely made up of student presentations, assisted by me, on the topics they have chosen to write about. The …


Law, Lawyers, and Social Movements Seminar

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Course Description: This course will examine the relationship between law, lawyers, and social movements, and, in so doing, consider the relationship between law, social …


Lawyers and Clients

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Attracting, retaining, and maintaining client relationships is central to the practice of law. This course will discuss practical and ethical issues related to marketing, …


Lawyers and the Media

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Course Description: The course will address the legal and ethical issues involved in dealing with the media and making public statements about litigation and …


Lawyers as Effective Communicators

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In this course you will develop the effective communication skills needed to become a persuasive advocate. Using improvisation and theater skills, you will develop …


Lawyers as Leaders

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Course Description: Through the cases and exercises, students will gain experience analyzing issues, exercising judgment, and making difficult decisions – the hallmarks of skillful …


Legal Analysis and Writing I

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This course introduces students to legal institutions and processes; methods of legal analysis; research sources and strategies; professionalism issues that confront new lawyers; and …


Legal Analysis and Writing II

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This course continues the work of Legal Analysis and Writing I, using more sophisticated client problems. In addition to honing research, writing, oral communication, …


Legal Issues Surrounding the “Me Too” Campaign

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This course will address legal issues surrounding the “MeToo” campaign, including the prohibitions of sexual harassment in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act …


Legal Negotiations and Settlements

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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 …


Legislation

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This course examines legislative lawmaking processes, including the importance of congressional committees and the role of lobbying, and also the approaches taken by federal …


Legislation Clinic

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This clinic helps law students to appreciate the importance of legislative lawyering as they develop their own skills in this arena. By observing and …


Lost in Translation: Can Your Client Hear You?

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Course Description: This “capstone” course will focus on issues facing a national insurance company in the hours and days immediately following a major national …


Loving v. Virginia: Critical Race/Sex Analysis

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This course will provide a race/sex critical perspective of the Supreme Court’s decision in Loving v. Virginia. We will examine a variety of sources …


Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar will examine the social and historical backdrop of intoxicant prohibition, and assess the legal reforms and political debates now surrounding …


Mediation Clinic

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This course provides opportunities to develop skills as a mediator, along with basic study of mediation law and policy issues. The course combines the …


Mergers & Acquisitions

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This course explores the planning of corporate mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations, examining the application and integration of state corporate law, federal securities law, accounting …


Middle East Conflict Seminar

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Course Description: Seminar participants will be asked to write a single research paper on a topic relating to the Israeli-Palestinian territorial conflict, and to …


Money & Politics Seminar

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The influence of money on the political process has been the subject of enormous controversy in recent years, most notably surrounding the Supreme Court’s …


Multi-Party Mediation Clinic

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Course Description: This course examines the legal, ethical, and policy issues that arise when using the mediation process to resolve multi-party controversies. Students work …


National Security Law and Process

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This course explores the legal, process, policy, political, and personality aspects of national security efforts, as conducted by lawyers and policymakers; horizontal federal institutional …


Native Americans and the Law

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This course will introduce students to current legal problems in Indian Country – from the Dakota Access Pipeline to ongoing mascot controversies – and …


Negotiation & Mediation

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This course offers skills and strategies for effective negotiation and mediation advocacy emphasizing the importance of building working relationships and achieving better outcomes in …


Nonprofit Organizations

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Course Description: This course will examine the major aspects of governance and tax law issues affecting the nonprofit sector. The emphasis will be on …


Oil and Gas Law

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Course Description: This course studies the law governing oil and gas ownership and development. It will include a study of related property interests in …


Patent Law

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This course will cover the basic elements of patent law, including patentable subject matter, utility, novelty, non-obviousness, claims, disclosure and enforcement of patents—all in …


Patent Prosecution

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This course will focus on patent prosecution practice and will combine a study of case law and the rules and regulations applicable to patent …


Patient Client Care

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Course Description: The course provides an opportunity for 12 students from each of the 6 professions – Allied Medicine, Education, Law, Medicine, Social Work, …


Pretrial Litigation

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In this course, students learn the law, theory, and practice of the important proceedings that occur prior to the trial of civil cases. They …


Prisons, Police, and Borders Seminar

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Course Description: The course will consider the historical, psycho-social, and legal foundations of prison, police, and borders, and the possibilities for reforms and alternatives. …


Privacy

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This course explores the legal, technological, and political issues surrounding information privacy concerns.   Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None


Products Liability

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Course Description: In this course we will examine the historical development of modern products liability law, the impact that product liability law has had …


Professional Essentials

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This course introduces students to five skills that are essential in law-related careers: strategic planning, interviewing, observing, networking, and communicating professionally. Students practice these …


Professional Responsibility

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Using cases and hypotheticals, the course explores dilemmas that are likely to occur during the practice of law. Emphasis is on the application of …


Progressive Era and its Contemporary Relevance Seminar

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Course Description: In this course we will examine the historical development of modern products liability law, the impact that product liability law has had with …


Property

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This course examines traditional and modern concepts of property, including ownership, the creation of interests held in personal and real property, the transfer of …


Public Health Law

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Course Description: This course will focus on the use of legal tools to improve the public’s health. It will survey the legal framework in which …


Public Interest and Government Externship

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Conduct substantive legal work at government and non-profit placements, attend a class designed for externs, and fulfill specific academic requirements.   Experiential Course Requirement? Yes …


Public Utilities Seminar

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Course Description: This course explores issues concerning the regulation and deregulation of utilities including: retail and wholesale competition, electricity and gas trading, consolidations and alliances, …


Race and Crime Seminar

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This seminar examines questions relating to the myriad ways in which race intersects with the law and with the criminal justice system.


Real Estate Development

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The course will take a practical, “hands on” approach to the multi-faceted area of real estate development law. Case studies based on actual, “real …


Real Estate Finance

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This course provides introductory study of real estate financing, emphasizing mortgages, deeds of trust, installment land contracts, rights and remedies of borrowers and lenders, …


Regulatory Compliance

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Course Description: This course will analyze the legal, ethical and policy foundations of regulatory compliance: the effort to translate statutory requirements into compliant corporate …


Remedies

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Course Description: The study of the general principles of remedies, integrating public-law and private- law forms of relief. Topics include compensation, punitive damages, damages …


Researching Client Matters

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This course will provide students with the opportunity to master research strategies to resolve questions integral to law practice. Students will research and resolve …


Resolving Community Civil Rights Disputes

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Course Description: The course focuses on conflicts that divide a community and involve public policy issues such as civil rights, racial justice and economic …


Sales

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An exploration of domestic and international sale and lease transactions, including consideration of issues relating to scope, contract formation, risk of loss, warranties and …


Section 1983: Police Misconduct and Prison Violations Seminar

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Course Description: This course considers the origins, uses, and limits of section 1983 litigation in the contexts of police misconduct and prison violations.


Secured Transactions

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This course deals with credit transactions in which the collateral is personal property. It focuses on Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, but …


Securities Regulation

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The course covers the regulation of distributions of securities by issuers and their affiliates under the Federal Securities Act of 1933 and the regulation …


Sentencing Law & Policy

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This course will review traditional theoretical justifications for punishments and examine in depth society’s always-developing approach to the sentencing of criminal offenders.   Experiential …


Sex, Sexuality and the Law

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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; …


Sexual Harassment Seminar

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This seminar focuses on sexual harassment in the employment setting and in academic settings. We will start the semester with a discussion of the …


Sexual Violence Seminar

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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 …


Small Business Finance

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Course Description: Uses a case study to integrate the many areas of law needed when handling the finances of a small business. We follow a …


Social Justice and the Law

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This course introduces first year law students to important ideas about social justice and its relation to law. Students will be introduced to classic …


Social Justice and the Law

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Course Description: This course introduces students to important ideas about social justice and its relation to law. Students will be introduced to classic and …


Special Education Advocacy

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The purpose of this course is to prepare students to be an advocate on behalf of children with disabilities. It is a highly practical …


Sports Law

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Course Description: This course provides basic knowledge of relevant substantive law as well as appreciation of effect of applying general legal principles to a …


State & Local Government Law

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This course addresses major issues facing state and local governments and prepares students to practice law and influence policy at the state and local …


State and Local Tax

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This course is designed to introduce students to the legal and policy issues relating to state and local taxation. In addition to covering the …