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Administrative Law

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 …


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, …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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; …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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, …


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, …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …