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Administrative Law

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: A study of the administrative law process, concentrating upon the functions and procedures of federal administrative agencies and judicial review of agency actions. Administrative law provides a framework to understand the basic administrative process and its control by the three branches of …


Disability Discrimination

Course Description: The course explores legal and policy issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and Fair Housing Act Amendments, employing traditional statutory and case law analysis. Course emphasizes education law including both K-12 and higher education. Students will complete a practical exercise …


Education Law

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 freedom of expression, including combating threatening behavior, peer harassment, and peer mistreatment; the rights of educators, including teacher certification, tenure, dismissal, retirement, academic freedom.


Employment Law

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None 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 include negligent hiring and retention, invasion of privacy, wrongful discharge, and unemployment insurance, among other topics.


Justice for Children Clinic

Experiential Course Requirement? Yes Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: Ohio Legal Intern Certificate Course Description: The course examines the substantive and procedural rights of children in a variety of legal contexts. As legal interns certified by the Ohio Supreme Court, students will each represent at least two juvenile clients. Cases may fall into any of the following areas …


Labor Law

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for 8103.01 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; collective bargaining process; contract administration and enforcement; and the union’s duty of fair representation.


Mediation Clinic

Experiential Course Requirement? Yes Seminar? Yes Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None 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 the features of a regular law school class, a clinic, and a seminar (satisfying either the seminar requirement or the experiential course requirement, but …


Nonprofit Organizations

Course Description: This course will examine the major aspects of governance and tax law issues affecting the nonprofit sector. The emphasis will be on the lawyer’s role in forming, securing recognition of tax exemption for, and counseling nonprofit entities, such as charitable organizations, foundations, museums, hospitals, universities, and advocacy groups.


Regulatory Compliance

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course will analyze the legal, ethical and policy foundations of regulatory compliance: the effort to translate statutory requirements into compliant corporate and individual behavior.


Special Education Advocacy

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to be an advocate on behalf of children with disabilities. It is a highly practical course in which students are expected to be highly prepared for each class session and be actively involved in the simulations and other class work. Topics include: Initiating a Special Education …


The Lawyer in the Community

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 lawyering tools for serving communities and their needs.