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American Legal History

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Course Description: This course explores the history of American law from 1607 to the present.  Among the most important topics examined in depth are: 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 …


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, …


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 …


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 …


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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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 …


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 …


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 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 …


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 …


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. …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …