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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 …


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 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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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, …


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 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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 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 …


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 …


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 …


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. …


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 …


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.


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 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 …


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 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 …


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 …


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 …