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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? …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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. …


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 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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 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 …


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 …


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 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: …


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 …


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. …


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 …


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 …


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 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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Transactional Practice

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


Trial Practice

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