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Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic

Course Description: Students enrolled in the EBLC assist young companies – not ready or able to hire attorneys – on a pro bono basis ...

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Accounting & Finance for Lawyers

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


Administrative Law

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Course Description: A study of the administrative law process, concentrating upon the functions and procedures of federal administrative agencies and judicial review of agency …


Adoption Law

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


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


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


Advanced Legal Research: Ohio

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


Advanced Legal Writing

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


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


Appellate Advocacy

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


Appellate Practice IV

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


Banking Law

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


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


Business Bankruptcy

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


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


Civil Law Clinic

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


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


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


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


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 II

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


Copyright Law

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Course Description: This course will provide an in-depth view of U.S. copyright law, the legal regime governing rights in original works of authorship (books, …


Corporate Finance

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


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


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 Procedure: Adjudication

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


Criminal Procedure: Investigation

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


Criminal Prosecution Clinic

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


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


Depositions

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


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


Dispute System Design Workshop

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


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 …


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


Drug Crimes

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Course Description: Drug Crimes examines the policy and legal doctrine of drug criminalization, including coverage of the major drug offenses (possession, possession with intent …


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


Employment Law

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Course Description: This course focuses on federal and state regulation of the employment relationship, including constitutional, statutory, and common-law restrictions on employer activities. Subjects covered …


Energy Law

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


Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic

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


Environmental Law

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


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


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


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


Federal Courts

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


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


Fiduciary Responsibility

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First Amendment

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Judicial Externship

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


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


Labor Law

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


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 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, 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 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 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 Negotiations and Settlements

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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, …


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


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 …


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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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 …


Mergers & Acquisitions

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


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


Negotiation & Mediation

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


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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Course Description: This course will cover the basic elements of patent law, including patentable subject matter, utility, novelty, non-obviousness, claims, disclosure and enforcement of …


Patent Prosecution

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


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


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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Course Description: 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 Responsibility

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


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


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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Course Description: 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 Estate Finance

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


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 …


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


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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Course Description: This course deals with credit transactions in which the collateral is personal property. It focuses on Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial …


Securities Regulation

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


Sentencing Law & Policy

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


Sex, Sexuality and the Law

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Course Description: This course will survey the various legal issues facing gay men, lesbians and bisexuals. The topics include: regulation of sexuality and gender; …


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


State and Local Tax

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


State Constitutional Law Seminar

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The course is about “state constitutional law.” It will not specifically teach Ohio constitutional law, though some illustrations of the various principles may come …


Surveillance and Secrecy Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar explores two of the most challenging law/policy issues of our time: surveillance (national security and criminal) and government secrecy.


Tax Policy

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Course Description: This course draws upon philosophy, economic theory, and political science to explore fundamental questions about the distribution of wealth in society. Using …


Taxation of Business Enterprises

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Course Description: We will study the basics of taxation of corporations, partnerships, and LLCs. Among other goals, this course will prepare a student to …


The China Connection

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Course Description: This “capstone” course centers on problem solving and the skills and professional judgment required in transactional work. The course will emphasize application …


The Employment Litigation Problem

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This course centers on problem solving and the skills and professional judgment required in litigation work. This course will explore issues that confront lawyers …


The Hospital Problem

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Course Description: This “capstone” course will explore four segments related to hospital systems: advice to the corporations on the business deal; advice to the …


The Lawyer in the Community

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Course Description: This course is about the lawyer’s relationship to the larger community in which s/he works and lives. It surveys traditional and nontraditional …


The Rule of Law in the Age of Legal Change

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Course Description: This course will introduce students to “the rule of law” as part of a larger introduction to some of the major legal …


The U.S. Supreme Court Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar will focus on the U.S. Supreme Court as an institution and demonstrate the ways in which its formal and informal …


Torts

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Torts examines the doctrinal, theoretical, and policy dimensions of civil liability for harm to persons, property, and certain other interests. Attention is focused on …


Trademark

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Course Description: This course will explore the following: creation, enforcement, and limitation of trademark rights; and related unfair competition issues.   Experiential Course Requirement? No …


Transactional Practice

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Course Description: Students will explore the procedural and substantive aspects of transactional practice; conduct original research and write a formal report (in multiple drafts); …


Transitional Justice Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar will explore the diverse range of transitional justice mechanisms in post-conflict societies and compare and analyze them in view of various …


Trial Practice

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Course Description: In this course, students learn basic trial techniques. Students participate in simulated trial problems and proceedings conducted under the supervision of a …


U.S. Supreme Court Decision-making Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar deals primarily with the process of constitutional litigation as seen from the perspective of the U.S. Supreme Court. It includes a …


War Crimes Law Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar explores the lack of “rule of law” and its role in the conflicts in the Balkans, focusing on the history …


Washington D.C. Summer Program

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Course Description: Students will take a 2-credit course on The Ethics of Washington Lawyering, as well as a 3-credit externship seminar. In previous years, students …


What’s International Law For? Purposes and Values of the International Legal Order Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar examines the overarching policy purposes animating and guiding the international legal order. Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? Yes Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None


White Collar Crime

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Course Description: This course focuses on the investigation, prosecution and defense of white-collar crimes. Sophisticated criminal offenses often use power, influence or trust for …


Wills Trusts & Estates

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Course Description: Wills, Trusts, Estates: This course will combine the standard Wills and Trusts course with an introduction to the basics of gift and …


Workplace Bias: Theories & Debates Seminar

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This seminar will explore the legal and interdisciplinary literature relating to contemporary claims of bias in the workplace, including theories of implicit bias, intersectionality …