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LAW MJLAW | PLA MJLAW | 6 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Masters of Jurisprudence Prior Learning Credit.

LAW 101 | APPLIED LEGAL SKILLS | 1 quarter hours

(Undergraduate)

This course supplements a fall 1L course. The course will provide students with an opportunity to further develop broadly applicable analytical and study skills, and the problems and exercises completed in the course will relate to the substantive material covered in the companion fall 1L course.

LAW 102 | BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS | 3-4 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Provides a basic introduction to the modern American business corporation. Major subject areas covered include the steps required for organizing a corporation, the nature of the corporate entity concept, control and management of the corporation, fiduciary duties of directors and controlling shareholders and an introduction to federal securities law and partnership and agency law. (variable credit)

LAW 105 | CONTRACTS | 4 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Required for JD. Covers offer and acceptance, consideration, remedies, third party beneficiaries, conditions, anticipatory breach, impossibility and frustration, the Statute of Frauds, discharge and illegality. Common law principles and applicable portions of the Uniform Commercial Code are studied. (4 semester hours)

LAW 112 | LEGAL ANALYSIS RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATION I | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Required for JD. Designed to develop the first-year student's professional writing skills by involving students in a structured analysis of effective and ineffective legal writing, as well as applying the principles and methods of legal analysis to specific writing tasks. Lectures on research tools and their uses are also provided. Students learn and practice legal citation form. (2 semester hours)

LAW 114 | LEGAL ANALYSIS RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATIONS TEACHING ASSISTANTS | 1-2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

LARC TAs work with LARC instructors to ensure a productive learning environment for students. TAs will work with one instructor for the two-semester LARC course. TAs attend LARC class, hold office hours and conferences with students, conduct research, mark ungraded assignments and perform other related tasks. TAs meet as a group, from time to time, with the LARC Director to ensure consistent delivery of information and advice to students. Permission required. (variable credit)

LAW 115 | LEGAL ANALYSIS RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATION III | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Required for JD. Builds on the analysis, research, and communication skills established in LAW 112 and 119. Focuses on appellate brief writing and oral advocacy skills. (3 semester hours)

LAW 112 and LAW 119 are prerequisites for this class.

LAW 119 | LEGAL ANALYSIS RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATIONS II | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Required for JD. Builds on the analysis, research, and communication skills acquired in LAW 112. Lectures on legal research techniques and strategies are also provided. (3 semester hours)

LAW 112 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 120 | CIVIL PROCEDURE | 4 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Required for JD. A basic survey of the fundamental principles which control the allocation and use of judicial power in the American legal system. The principle areas of inquiry include subject matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, phases of a law suit, problems of diversity jurisdiction and former adjudication. (4 semester hours)

LAW 130 | PREPARING TO PRACTICE I | 0 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Required of all first-year students in the first semester. In this non-credit, pass/fail course, students gain basic insight into the variety of legal practice areas and master the basic job search skills including resume and cover letter drafting, interviewing, and networking. With a career advisor, students develop an individualized career plan. Students practice these skills in interactive sessions. (0 semester hours)

LAW 131 | PREPARING TO PRACTICE II | 0 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Required of all first-year JD students in the second semester. Building on the knowledge gained in Preparing to Practice I, students gain a more in-depth understanding of the legal market, particularly the business of law practice, the ethics of law practice, and professional communication with senior attorneys. Students learn time management skills and the professional approach to social media. Students have further opportunities to interact with attorneys at networking events. (0 semester hours)

LAW 140 | CONSTITUTIONAL LAW | 4 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Required for JD. This course analyzes the judicial process in constitutional law cases, focusing primarily upon the decisions of the United States Supreme Court. Emphasis is given to the nature of judicial review, the distribution of governmental power in our federal system, and the Fourteenth Amendment. Topics include the separation of powers, the federal and state commerce authority, implied fundamental rights, and equal protection of law. (4 semester hours)

LAW 160 | PROPERTY | 4 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Required for JD. Basic concepts of the law of property are covered through a survey of the holding of wealth and transactions in the family and commercial context, with the attendant public policy limitations on owner control. Specific topics include: concepts of ownership and possession; the divisibility of title; present and future interests; bailments; the landlord-tenant relation; interests in the land of another; recording; gifts; contracts of sale; land financing; public and private control of land use. (4 semester hours)

LAW 170 | TORT LAW | 4 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Required for JD. Provides an introduction to the basic theories underlying the American common law system of compensation for injuries to person and property. The major topics covered are intentional torts, negligence, strict liability and damages. (4 semester hours)

LAW 200 | NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Focuses on the unique characteristics of non-profit organizations and their similarities to and differences from for-profit corporations with particular attention to the role and purposes on non-profit organizations. (3 semester hours)

LAW 201 | ILLINOIS CIVIL PROCEDURE | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

An analysis of the Illinois Civil Practice Act and the rules of the Illinois Supreme Court which apply to litigation, emphasizing the Circuit Court of Cook County. (3 semester hours)

LAW 202 | EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course covers the most important Federal laws dealing with discrimination in employment and emphasizes Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The course is designed to develop an understanding and recognition of racism and sexism in the context of employment. (3 semester hours)

LAW 140 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 204 | LAW REVIEW | 1-3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Law review candidates and members of the editorial board must enroll for credit. Students perform editorial tasks assigned by the editor-in-chief. Evaluation is pass/fail. Can be taken for a maximum of 3 semesters. Permission required. (Variable credits)

Status as a JD student is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 206 | SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND THE LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

An examination of the legal issues raised by sexual orientation. Beginning with prosecution of sodomy and legal discrimination, including exclusion from military service, and anti-civil rights initiatives. The struggle for gay and lesbian rights will be examined in the context of employment, schools, and domestic relations. (3 semester hours)

LAW 208 | HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICUM: CHIAPAS | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

A seven-week program during spring semester concluding with ten days of travel to Chiapas, Mexico, in which students learn about and meet with human rights and indigenous leaders and explore Mexican politics, legal environment, history, and culture, as well as the inter-American legal system, all within a human rights framework. Spanish speakers can additionally apply for a summer-long internship to begin after participation in the practicum.

LAW 210 | FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION | 3-4 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Required for Certificate in Taxation unless student takes LAW 212. Students may not take both LAW 212 and LAW 210. Provides a study of tax law as it relates to the individual. Emphasis is placed on statutory materials, regulations, rulings and judicial decisions. Special consideration is given to the concept of gross income, adjusted gross income, deductions and gains. (3 semester hours)

LAW 212 | FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION AND FEDERAL POLICY | 4 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Required for Certificate in Taxation unless student takes LAW 210. Students may not take both LAW 212 and LAW 210. Examines the economic and government policy context out of which tax laws arise, and ethical issues in tax practice, as well as substantive tax law. Designed for those who have never studied taxation. Examines how Congress uses its revenue power to shape the economy as a whole and to implement its philosophy of taxation. (4 semester hours)

LAW 213 | DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PRACTICUM | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will examine the criminal system response to domestic violence, focusing on the transformation of laws and institutions to address a problem historically conceptualized as "private." Topics will include: barriers to victim cooperation and law enforcement; law and policies governing mandatory arrest and prosecution; marital rape; battering during pregnancy; battered women who kill; expert testimony on battered woman syndrome; child protection concerns; evidentiary issues arising in domestic violence trials; anti-stalking legislation; civil/criminal protective order practice; and recent US Supreme Court decisions impacting domestic violence. Course includes regularly scheduled participation in the Domestic Violence Courthouse Project. (3 semester hours)

LAW 217 | JOURNAL FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE | 1-2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

The Journal for Social Justice will address areas of public interest. Members of the editorial board must enroll in this course for credit. Students enrolled are expected to perform editorial tasks. Evaluation of student work is pass/fail. Permission required. (Variable credits)

LAW 218 | TAXATION OF STRUCTURED REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will provide an introductory overview of the primary tax considerations involved in structured real estate transactions, including: an analysis of the effect of income taxes on real estate transactions; a comparison of the various structures used for the ownership and development of real estate; a review of section 1031 like-kind exchange driven real estate syndications; alternative financing techniques such as sale-leaseback transactions; REIT; and inbound and outbound real estate investments. (2 semester hours)

LAW 210 or LAW 212 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 220 | ADVANCED CIVIL PROCEDURE | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will explore topics beyond the introductory civil procedure course including class actions, mass torts, multi-party litigation and other problems associated with complex litigation. (3 semester hours)

LAW 221 | INTERNATIONAL LAW OF WEAPONS CONTROL | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course focuses on the development and implementation of international law governing the use of weapons. It provides a broad overview of the role of weapons controls in international humanitarian law and the law of armed conflict. Topics include nuclear weapons proliferation; the use and threat of chemical weapons; bioterrorism; and international weapons trafficking. Students will gain an appreciation of how the challenge of controlling weapons fits within and has helped design broad currents of international law. The course's objective is to enrich students' perspective on the operation of international law generally. (3 semester hours)

LAW 222 | DERIVATIVES FOR ATTORNEYS | 1 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Derivatives are one of the fastest growing yet least understood vehicles in the financial industry. This two-day, one-credit seminar is a comprehensive introduction to derivative products and the application of derivative tools and skills needed to value and understand equities, equity options, futures and options on futures. Upon completing the course each student will have the ability to analyze and interpret options strategies; complete transactions involving various underlying commodities, equity, agricultural, interest rate and ETFs; understand why individuals and business use derivatives as a means of reducing risk; and understand the role regulators play in the derivatives industry. This course will provide an understanding of complex financial instruments and bring this knowledge to a practical level. (1 semester hour)

LAW 223 | JOURNAL OF WOMEN GENDER & THE LAW | 1 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

The Journal of Women, Gender & the Law is a student-run publication committed to advancing, domestically and internationally, the legal rights of women and those implicating the role of gender. Members of the editorial board are expected to enroll for credit. Students are expected to perform editorial tasks. Evaluation of work is pass/fail. (1 semester hour)

LAW 224 | ASP TA | 1-2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

ASP Teaching Assistants work with the Director of Academic Support to provide academic assistance to first-year law students. ASP teaching assistants: (1) conduct weekly, scheduled office hours in the ASP office; (2) assist in at least four of 23 ASP workshops throughout the semester (offering supplemental comments, answering student questions, and occasionally giving mini-presentations); (3) meet with and assist the Director in presenting workshops; (4) are available to answer student questions via email or in individual conferences outside their regular office hours. To obtain two credits, in addition to the foregoing duties, the TA prepares and schedules one to two 90-minute open Q&A sessions for 1Ls on subjects in which the TA excelled. Permission required. (variable credit)

LAW 225 | ADVANCED ISSUES IN REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will cover advanced residential and commercial real estate theory and practice. Special emphasis will be placed on legal and business issues affecting building design and construction; condominium development and conversion; property management; distressed sales, loans, and workouts; negotiation of sales and leases in a difficult market; green leases and construction; and advanced tax saving devices, such as preservation through conservation easements and section 1031 Exchanges of real estate property. (3 semester hours)

LAW 160 and LAW 420 are a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 226 | TRADE SECRET LAW | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will examine the law of trade secrets as well as the theories and policies underlying trade secret law. (2 semester hours)

LAW 227 | CHILDREN'S HUMAN RIGHTS UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course investigates children's rights as they exist under the current international human rights law regime. The course is centered around the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the rights enshrined within the treaty. Specific human rights violations to be addressed include: the use of child soldiers, children in the detention system and trafficking of children. (3 semester hours)

LAW 228 | CHOICE OF BUSINESS ENTITY | 1 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

When embarking on a business venture, business owners can select a given type of state law entity from various available business organizational forms. The business owners can also decide how to classify the entity for U.S. federal income taxation purposes. "Choice of Entity" refers to the process of evaluating and selecting from different available business organizational forms and tax classifications. This course will address how various factors influence "choice of entity" decisions. The course will cover pros and cons of various available classifications, describe which options are available in various circumstances and explain the steps that a business owner must take to implement the selection that he or she makes. Students will apply the materials to various fact patterns that simulate choice of entity decisions on which new business owners seek legal advice. (1 semester hour)

LAW 230 | UNITED STATES FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will provide an overview of the extensive body of law that regulates the authority of the federal government in the areas of foreign affairs and the making of foreign policy. This body of law includes the US Constitution, congressional statutes, key executive orders, federal court decisions, and applicable rules deriving from treaties and customary international law. The course examines in detail the interaction of the Constitution with the foreign policy powers of the Congress and the President, and the ways in which doctrines of the separation of powers have shaped the allotment of legal authority among the three branches of government in US foreign relations. (3 semester hours)

LAW 231 | COMMERCIAL LAW SURVEY | 3-4 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course provides a survey of the Uniform Commercial Code, with emphasis on the provisions dealing with sales, payment systems and negotiable instruments. It principally addresses UCC Articles 1-4 as well as related federal regulations and other materials. This course does not cover Secured Transactions, which are discussed in a separate course. If you have already taken both Sales and Commercial Paper you may not take this course. (3 or 4 semester hours)

LAW 232 | CATHOLIC SOCIAL JUSTICE & THE LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course introduces students to the foundation and structure of Catholic Social Teachings and asks: how (if at all) is this relevant to American legal theory, practice and public discourse? Topics considered will include, among others: economic justice, natural law, religious freedom, death penalty, war, abortion and gay marriage. At the conclusion, students will have a greater knowledge and understanding of the Catholic social ethical system and increased abilities to communicate, apply and critique other theories and institutions of social justice. (3 semester hours)

LAW 234 | INTERNATIONAL AIRCRAFT FINANCING LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will examine the law of transnational aircraft financing arrangements, with an emphasis on those characteristics that are unique to the aircraft market and distinct from the material covered in general sales and secured transactions courses. The course will cover a broad range of securitization and leasing options, and the government's role in aircraft financing, including subsidization and export credit agencies. (3 semester hours)

LAW 235 | UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will cover a broad range of topics relating to domestic and international operations of remotely piloted aircraft, including the procedural issues that arise from the creation of a new body of federal regulations, a comparative analysis of domestic and international substantive matters (civil liability and government liability), domestic and international regulatory systems, investigation and enforcement process, a comparison of domestic and international export controls, national security and trade law, and examination of multinational issues arising out of the relationship between aviation and maritime law. It will also examine the Federal Tort Claims Act, the government's obligation to provide Air Traffic Control services, aircraft and pilot certification, inspection, and operational authorizations. Finally, the course will examine the issue of personal privacy, the influence of the First and Fourth Amendments, nuisance laws, and the controversial topic of targeted killings by the government's deployment of weaponized drones and the implications of the Geneva Convention. (3 semester hours)

LAW 236 | JOURNAL OF SPORTS LAW AND CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS | 1 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

The Journal of Sports Law and Contemporary Problems will address issues regarding athletes, student-athletes and the overall climate in professional and amateur sports. The Journal will delve into matters of sports and culture, sports and society, sports and academics and sports and the law. embers of the editorial board are expected to enroll for credit. Students are expected to perform editorial tasks. Evaluation of work is pass/fail. (1 semester hour)

LAW 238 | TRANSNATIONAL CIVIL LITIGATION DRAFTING | 1 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course simulates pretrial practice in the context of transnational civil litigation in U.S. courts. Students will examine many of the strategic and practical considerations necessary to draft correspondence, pleadings, briefs, and contracts. Students will learn how to handle legal problems that involve international issues or cross international borders and learn how to interact with people of different cultures and from different countries, preparing them to effectively practice law in today's globalized market. This course does NOT meet the upper-level writing requirement. (1 semester hour)

LAW 243 | BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS FOR LAWYERS | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of business concepts. Topics will include analyzing corporate financial statements; corporate valuation; debt and equity instruments; capital markets; basics of real estate finance and development; start-ups; and managing business deals. The goal is to help students communicate effectively with business clients, understand the business model, and function effectively in a business environment. The course is designed for students with little or no business background. Students who have taken more than one accounting course are ineligible to enroll in the course. (2 semester hours)

LAW 246 | PATENT & TRADEMARK SEARCHING | 1 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course covers the technical aspects of in-depth searching on open Web sources for sufficient background information in anticipation of filing for patent and trademark protection. (1 semester hour)

LAW 247 | PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL AVIATION LAW & POLICY | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will explore the laws, regulations, and policy choices affecting the complex world of global air transport. The course will consider topics relating to aviation safety and security, capital investment, labor relations, airport ownership and operations, economic regulation. Assessment will be by a take home final examination. (3 semester hours)

LAW 248 | PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL AVIATION LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will examine the international legal regime that governs air carrier liability and the unification of private international aviation law through the adoption of international conventions. The course will review liabilities of air carriers toward passengers and shippers under the Warsaw Convention and the Montreal Convention, and will examine the basic framework of the Rome Convention on third-party surface liability, and two treaties promulgated to replace the Rome Convention: the Unlawful Interference Convention and the Ground Damage Convention. Manufacturers' liability will also be reviewed, as will the international regime for aircraft financing established by the Cape Town Convention/Aircraft Protocol. (3 semester hours)

LAW 250 | SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Senior Research Seminars are discussion-based, writing-intensive courses offered on a variety of different specialized subjects each semester. Students are expected to engage in original writing and research on a topic relating to the course and to produce a major written product or products. Students will receive individualized feedback from the instructor. Enrollment is limited to 20 students. Seminars fulfill the upper-level writing requirement. (3 semester hours)

LAW 252 | BAR PASSAGE: 2L STRATEGIES | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will address techniques for answering questions on bar examinations and law school finals. Students will practice writing answers for each bar exam component (essay, multiple choice and performance) and receive feedback in writing and in individual conferences. Permission required. (2 semester hours)

LAW 253 | BAR PASSAGE PERFORMANCE TEST STRATEGIES | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

MPT Strategies focuses on developing skills needed for The Multistate Performance Test, the document-drafting component of the bar exam. Students will learn to develop a systematic strategy for tackling the MPT and perfect it through practice. Skills include processing the task memo, Library, and File and drafting the document responsive to the task, efficiently and under time pressure. (2 semester hours)

LAW 112 and LAW 119 are prerequisites for this class.

LAW 254 | BAR PASSAGE: CAPSTONE | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will provide students with in-depth training in legal analysis and exam-taking strategies for the bar exam. Students will receive lectures that review core concepts of subjects tested on the bar exam, extensive guidance on exam-taking strategies, and frequent individual feedback on bar exam essays and multiple choice questions. Students will also learn how to organize and execute their personal study plan for the bar exam and be ready to begin work in their commercial bar review course upon graduation. (3 semester hours)

LAW 258 | WOMEN'S HUMAN RIGHTS UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course investigates women's rights as they exist within the current international human rights law regime. The course is centered around the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the rights enshrined within the treaty. Specific human rights violations to be addressed include violence against women, human trafficking, forced marriage, and female genital mutilation. (3 semester hours)

LAW 260 | INTERNATIONAL LAW THESIS | 6 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

The Thesis is an independent research project on a topic of international law and/or policy under the supervision of a full-time faculty member. The student must produce an in-depth paper of publishable quality, 55-90 pages in length. Permission required. (6 semester hours)

LAW 263 | FIDUCIARY LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course provides an introduction to fiduciary law, including core principles as they relate to the law of agency, partnerships, corporations, trusts, guardianships and professional relationships. On the public law side, topics covered will include the law governing public guardianships, public administration of private property, public administration of natural resources, and fiduciary obligations toward First-Nations. Topics will also include questions related to fiduciary status, the distinctive remedies prominent in fiduciary law, and the characteristic duties owed by fiduciaries toward their beneficiaries. (3 semester hours)

LAW 271 | TRADEMARK & UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will be a substantive and procedural discussion of the creation and enforcement of trademark rights and the rights conferred by statutory and common law under the general rubric of unfair competition law. Topics may include trademark law (including dilution), misappropriation of trade values and trade secrets, regulation of false and deceptive advertising, interference with contracts and trade relations and the right of publicity. (3 semester hours)

LAW 277 | GUN VIOLENCE-LEGAL ISSUES | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course explores how law attempts to curtail gun violence. The purpose is to train students to practice in domains that are relevant to gun violence, including criminal law and public health. The course will span topics from gun control and the Second Amendment, to civil and criminal liability of gun sellers, to stanching the illicit trafficking of weapons both domestically and internationally, and finally to consideration of United Nations diplomatic efforts to stanch the flow of weapons. What connects all these issues is a focus on how to take guns out of violence and thereby render violence considerably less lethal. (3 semester hours)

LAW 280 | INVESTMENT COMPANY REGULATION | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will explore the numerous debates and controversies associated with the investment company industry. It will begin by examining the interplay among the multiple pieces of legislation that regulate these structures, such as the Investment Company Act, Investment Advisers Act and the Dodd-Frank Act. It will then investigate political, economic and regulatory compliance issues that arise with respect to both registered and exempt investment companies. The course will incorporate various practical components to introduce students to the basic duties of investment company lawyers in organizing and advising investment companies and their advisers. (3 semester hours)

LAW 286 | INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW PRACTICUM | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course is a full year course which provides students with an opportunity to experience the complex and varied approaches to human rights legal advocacy in an international setting. Students will be placed on a project focused on an ongoing human rights violation. Students will work closely with grassroots human rights organizations, international NGOs and U.N. human rights experts and relevant treaty bodies. Students will be expected to devote approximately 10 hours per week to the International Human Rights Law Practicum in addition to time spent in the classroom. (2 semester hours)

LAW 287 | ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW PRACTICUM | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course provides students an opportunity to experience the complex and varied approaches to human rights legal advocacy in an international setting. Students will be placed on a project focused on an ongoing human rights violation. Students will work closely with grassroots human rights organizations, international NGOs and United Nations human rights experts and relevant treaty bodies. This course is only open to students who have completed the International Human Rights Law Practicum. Permission required. (2 semester hours)

LAW 286 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 290 | ANATOMY OF A DEAL: FROM INCEPTION TO CLOSING | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will provide law students with skills they will need as entry-level transactional lawyers. The focus will be on how to perform due diligence and how to draft resolutions, corporate documents, various closing documents and third-party opinion letters. Students will also study sample agreements that appear in many different types of deals, including commitment papers, indemnities, guaranties, escrows, pledge agreements, and security agreements. (2 semester hours)

LAW 102 and LAW 105 are a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 293 | MUSIC TRANSACTIONS: REPRESENTING TALENT | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Students will study the following talent-side transactions: recording and music publishing deals, managing contracts, tour riders, new media licenses, sponsorships and endorsements, independent investments and intra-band agreements. This class will provide students the proper toolkit for understanding modern practices in music law within their greater context, through both hands-on experience with contemporary industry agreements and cross-disciplinary analysis of historical trends. (3 semester hours)

LAW 297 | CUSTOMS LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Students will learn the laws and regulations implemented and enforced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection including the determination and collection of customs duties through tariff classification, valuation, and special duty programs. Other areas to be covered are country of origin rules, special classes of merchandise (e.g., art and antiquities, intellectual property, and endangered species), and litigating customs matters. This course provides a useful grounding for anyone interested in corporate compliance or administrative law, as well as for students pursing certificates in intellectual property law, international law, or art and museum law. (3 semester hours)

LAW 298 | GENERAL TEACHING ASSISTANT | 1-2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

A teaching assistant works with a course instructor to provide academic assistance to law students. Teaching assistants may be asked to conduct office hours, meet with and assist the instructor in various tasks, including conducting supplemental research and preparing handouts and other materials for the course, answer student questions via email or in individual conferences, and assist with review sessions or other activities as needed. The number of credit hours allotted will depend on the number of hours of work per week anticipated, as follows: 1 credit hour will be allotted for teaching assistants who will work at least 3 to 4 hours per week; 2 credit hours will be allotted for teaching assistants who will work at least 6 hours per week. Permission required. (variable credit)

LAW 300 | CORPORATE FINANCE | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Provides a basic analysis of corporate capital structures, dividends and retained earnings, federal policies promoting disclosure and prohibiting fraud, mergers, and acquisitions. (3 semester hours)

LAW 102 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 301 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN LAW | 1-2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course is a "mini-course" which is taught either one hour a day for two weeks each year or once a week for 5 weeks. The topic changes. (variable credit)

LAW 303 | BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW JOURNAL | 1-2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Members of the editorial board must enroll in this course for credit. Students enrolled are expected to perform editorial tasks assigned by the editor-in-chief. Evaluation of student work is pass/fail. (variable credit)

LAW 304 | SALES | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

A survey of the law of sales (principally Article Two of the Uniform Commercial Code) and related Uniform Commercial Code provisions. Emphasis is placed on core concepts, including warranty, buyer and seller remedies and risk of loss. (3 semester hours)

LAW 305 | SECURED TRANSACTIONS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Covers the law of personal property security (principally Articles Nine and Seven of the Uniform Commercial Code) and consumer financing arrangements. Emphasis is given to transactional planning of consumer, equipment, inventory, accounts and warehouse financing arrangements, and the priorities of conflicting legal interests. Provisions of the Federal Consumer Credit Code, usury laws and the Fair Credit Reporting Act are discussed. (3 semester hours)

LAW 308 | WILLS AND TRUSTS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

A study of trusts, wills and fiduciary administration, including laws of succession, will revocation, trust powers and problems of testamentary and inter vivos gratuitous transfers. (3 semester hours)

LAW 309 | ILLINOIS EVIDENCE | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Illinois Evidence is designed to prepare students to practice law in the Illinois courts. The course will cover the Illinois Supreme Court Rules of Evidence, statutory evidence rules, and common law evidence principles, pointing out distinct differences between Illinois evidence law and the Federal Rules of Evidence as applied to civil and criminal proceedings. (2 semester hours)

LAW 312 | TRIAL ADVOCACY II | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Covers advanced exercises in the mechanics of trial and trial preparation. Students develop case plans and proof analyses consistent with the theory of the case. During the trial of several simulated cases including a jury trial, students address such complex trial problems as: evidence retrieval in complex litigation, examination of medical and forensic expert witnesses, argument of motions during trial impeachment and instructions conferences. Students conduct detailed witness preparation exercises and voir dire. There is review of litigation technology and use of videotaping of student performances. (3 semester hours)

LAW 410 and LAW 450 are a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 313 | JUVENILE JUSTICE | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will cover the legal processes for dealing with juvenile crimes and status offenses. (3 semester hours)

LAW 317 | SECURITIES FRAUD | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Examines litigation of securities fraud by private plaintiffs including shareholder class actions. Also reviews the role of SEC enforcement actions and criminal liability as a means to address this issue. Topics will include Sec. 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5; proxy fraud; tender offer fraud; and the impact of the Sarbanes Oxley Act. (3 semester hours)

LAW 319 | PROSECUTING & DEFENDING CRIMINAL CASES | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Offers comprehensive treatment of the key problems encountered in the pretrial stages of the criminal case, including fact investigation, motions to suppress evidence, plea negotiations, preliminary hearings, arraignment, and pretrial conferences. Students conduct simulated pretrial motions, client interviews, fact investigations, counseling, negotiating and settlement sessions. Simulated depositions and motions are argued, as well as simulated pretrial conferences conducted during class. (3 semester hours)

LAW 410 and LAW 518 are a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 321 | ADOPTION LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will explore issues related to adoption law. The course content will include the historical background of the American law of adoption, adoption procedure, parental consent to adoption, voluntary and involuntary termination of parental rights, choosing adoptive families, the Indian Child Welfare Act, race and sexual orientation issues in adoption, international and interstate adoption, and wrongful adoptions. (3 semester hours)

LAW 322 | INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN LAW AND LEGAL SYSTEMS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course introduces students to the foundations of American law and legal practice. Students will study the structures and composition of American government institutions, the methods of legal reasoning and argument in a common law system, and the culture of legal practice. Students will also receive introductions to various areas of American legal practice, including business and commercial law, civil and criminal procedure, and administrative law. Enrollment is limited to students in the LLM and MJ programs.

Status as a Master of Laws (LLM) or Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) student is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 328 | DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION LAWS | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course introduces students to state and federal data breach notification laws and the policies and procedures surrounding those laws. Students will learn about the requirements placed on corporations and other institutions to notify customers in case of breach. They will become familiar with the process for providing notice. The course is especially useful for students interested in corporate law, health law, intellectual property, and in matters of technology, privacy and data security in the legal sphere. (2 semester hours)

LAW 333 | MUSIC LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course deals with issues relating to the organization and operation of the music industry. The course covers the principal statutes governing the industry and considers issues relating to the interests of both artists and recording companies. (3 semester hours)

LAW 335 | PRIVACY LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course introduces and surveys the legal framework pertaining to privacy in the United States, including constitutional, statutory and common law, as it applies to various sectors of society. Topics include privacy and the media, health privacy, privacy of electronic communications, privacy and national security, and privacy in relationships and decision making. (3 semester hours)

LAW 336 | JOURNAL OF ART TECHNOLOGY & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY EDITORIAL BOARD | 1-2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Members of the editorial board must enroll in this course for credit. Students enrolled are expected to perform editorial tasks assigned by the editor-in-chief and are expected to supervise the student writing staff. Pass/fail only. Permission required. (variable credit)

LAW 337 | BIOTECHNOLOGY PATENT STRATEGIES FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Designed for students with an interest in the biotechnology aspect of patent law. Covers enablement, utility, claim drafting, means plus function language, obviousness, and the patentability of nucleic acid sequence and expressed sequence stages. (3 semester hours)

LAW 338 | INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR CORPORATE TRANSACTIONAL LAWYERS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

For students interested primarily in a corporate practice. Focuses on issues a corporate practitioner should be aware of regarding transactions involving the transfer of intellectual property assets or technology, such as the sale and licensing of intellectual property generally, licensing software, Internet law, advertising clearance and litigation. (3 semester hours)

LAW 105 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 341 | INTERNET LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course provides a survey of selected topics in the rapidly evolving area of law applied to cyberspace and the internet. The course touches upon numerous areas of substantive law such as intellectual property, torts, jurisdiction, and privacy and the First Amendment, explores how courts have applied the law to the internet, and raises the important policy questions underlying the application of law to this new medium. (3 semester hours)

LAW 343 | UNINCORPORATED BUSINESS ENTITIES | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

(3 hrs) Examines the law that applies to businesses that have eleced to conduct their operations without incorporating under state law. Traditionally, the analysis of this area has examined proprietorships, partnerships and limited partnerships. Begins with a brief introduction to agency law, and the balance of the course is devoted to an examination of partnership and related law as applied to unincorporated, limited and unlimited liability business entities.

LAW 344 | COPYRIGHT LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will provide an in-depth study of the theory and application of copyright law. Subjects include copyright history and theory, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, renewal and reversion, ownership issues, and a study of the interface between the economic aspects of copyright and the personal interests of authors. (3 semester hours)

LAW 345 | LEGAL CLINIC SUMMER | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Students work in one of the clinic modules under the supervision of a clinical attorney concentrating on real life problems with real clients and organizations. Instructor's permission required. (3 semester hours)

LAW 348 | MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Aspects of business entities involved in a merger, consolidation, acquisition and other forms of combination. Examines business, financial, personal and real property, employment relations, labor, taxation, and environmental issues. Also analyzes the tax consequences of the particular form of combination. (3 semester hours)

LAW 102 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 349 | INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

An introduction to the regulatory structure of global economic relations, focusing on the theoretical and substantive foundations of multilateral systems such as the IMF, GATT, NAFTA and the European common market. The course also analyzes the legal and constitutional framework for the treatment of international trade questions in the US, the European Union and Japan, and explores how this framework accommodates selected issues of global trade policy. (3 semester hours)

LAW 356 | DISPUTE RESOLUTION | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Gives students the means to evaluate critically dispute resolution processes as a basis for counseling clients in the selection of and participation in a process appropriate for the resolution of a particular dispute. Students, who are divided into teams, alternate the roles of attorney and client, attempt to resolve a complex civil case utilizing three dispute resolution processes: pre-trial conference, medication and arbitration. From year to year, different substantive areas are the focus of the problem, and Intellectual Property is one of the problems. (3 semester hours)

LAW 357 | ENTERTAINMENT LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Focuses on various aspects of entertainment law practice including performance contracts, managers and agents, recording and publishing agreements and music licensing. (3 semester hours)

LAW 358 | EMPLOYEE BENEFITS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

The law of employee benefits affect almost every employer and employee in the country and is at the heart of an ongoing national debate about how best to structure and deliver retirement and healthcare benefits. This course provides a broad survey of the legal framework and public policies underlying retirement, health and welfare, and executive compensation benefit plans, specifically incorporating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Internal Revenue Code, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The course will be helpful not only for students interested in pursuing a career in employee benefits law, but also for students interested in general corporate law, ERISA and employment law litigation, tax law, investment fund management, and public policy issues more generally. (3 semester hours)

LAW 359 | EMPLOYMENT LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Examines issues in workplaces that are not governed by collective bargaining, such as hiring, wrongful termination, workplace privacy and defamation, protection against harassment, employees' legal obligations to employers. (3 semester hours)

LAW 363 | RESTORATIVE JUSTICE | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

A skills-based course designed to introduce students to restorative justice theory and practice. During the course, the students will gain exposure to, and experience with, the circle process, a form of dialogue that brings people together to discuss difficult or complicated issues in a respectful and meaningful manner. Through simulations and hands on practice, the students will also experience facilitating (keeping) a circle. (3 semester hours)

LAW 367 | ANIMAL LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will offer a comprehensive examination of the rights afforded to animals as well as a look at the application and enforcement of those rights. Topics will include a history of animal rights, legislation, case law, ethics, lobbying and a discussion of issues confronting major lobbying and activist organizations. Constitutional, land use planning, international and environmental law issues will also be presented. The course will be taught through lecture and extensive class discussion including case and regulation analysis. (3 semester hours)

LAW 369 | LITIGATION LAB | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

The course is a practicum in which students will work with practitioners on actual cases, under the supervision of the instructor. The Lab is designed to expose and involve students in the planning and development of various aspects of litigation practice in sophisticated cases. (3 semester hours)

LAW 410 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 372 | ELECTION LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will explore the intersection of law and the political process. Topics covered may include campaign finance law, redistricting, racial and partisan gerrymandering, ballot access laws, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, modern barriers to voting, and the regulation of political parties. (3 semester hours)

LAW 376 | POLICING SPECIAL POPULATIONS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course reviews the law and policy considerations relating to policing certain special segments of the population. Specifically, the course introduces the unique legal issues relating to policing juveniles, individuals with mental health issues or disabilities, and parties in domestic violence cases. The course will provide greater understanding of best practices for investigating, interviewing, and processing these populations and will draw on case studies relating to policing these groups. Open only to MJ students enrolled at FOP. (3 semester hours)

Status as a Master of Jurisprudence student is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 377 | POLICING IN THE 21ST CENTURY: LAW, COMPLIANCE AND TECHNOLOGY | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course reviews current developments in law, compliance, and technology and their impact on modern-day policing. Students will examine constitutional requirements, relevant federal and state statutes and procedures, and best practices that seek to regulate police conduct. This will include a discussion of the rise of investigative and compliance-oriented technologies and the use of specific Department of Justice procedures and related federal civil litigation actions. Students will also explore the potential impact of psychology of policing studies and community-based initiatives. Open only to MJ students enrolled at FOP. (3 semester hours)

Status as a Master of Jurisprudence student is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 378 | ANTISEMITISM, THE HOLOCAUST, AND THE LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course introduces students to the principal historical conceptualizations of antisemitism and the tropes used to promote them. Surveying history, the course explores both the ways in which laws and legal systems have been abused to advance antisemitic agendas as well as efforts to marshal legal tools and institutions to combat antisemitism. It also examines how such efforts have served as a major impetus to the development of international human rights law. (3 semester hours)

LAW 379 | TAX RESEARCH AND WRITING | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will introduce the students to tax research techniques, tax memo writing, and writing client letters. Students will learn about the weight given to various sources of law unique to tax law, and they will become familiar with resources that are very helpful when conducting tax research. Students will also learn about special terminology used in tax opinions to indicate different levels of confidence in the conclusions reached. During the semester, students will draft emails, memos and client letters that require them to research and address various tax questions. In addition, during the semester students will complete various exercises in groups requiring them to develop short presentations and memos explaining complex tax provisions. This class satisfies the upper-level research and writing requirement. (3 semester hours)

LAW 380 | THE BUSINESS OF LAWYERING | 1 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will address topics bearing on the business aspects of the practice of law including the economics of practice, establishing an office, client development, hiring support staff, affiliating with other lawyers, etc. It will be taught in Los Angeles, California over spring break. Students will be responsible for their own transportation and housing. (1 semester hour)

LAW 381 | FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF DIVORCE | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of the most important financial considerations encountered in the divorce process. The course will cover substantive family law topics as well as issues in corporate and partnership law, federal taxation, and bankruptcy. Students will learn to recognize and address issues in both negotiation and litigation settings, with a focus on practical application of knowledge. (3 semester hours)

LAW 509 is a prerequisite for this course.

LAW 382 | CORPORATE COMPLIANCE | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Corporate compliance refers to the processes adopted by companies to police their own actions so that they conform to applicable legal requirements. This course will cover the elements necessary to implement a basic compliance program in a company. Students will become familiar with what constitutes an effective compliance program and the reasons for adopting an effective compliance program. The material covered in the course will help to prepare students for practice in the field of corporate compliance. (3 semester hours)

LAW 384 | LAW OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

The course will cover key legal regulations imposed upon financial institutions. Students will become familiar with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. (3 semester hours)

LAW 390 | POST-CONFLICT JUSTICE | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This class will investigate international law mechanisms for assisting post-conflict communities in restoring justice, renewing peace and transitioning to a stable democratic state in the wake of war or armed conflict. Topics covered include the law's treatment of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity; the operations of the International Criminal Court and other international and national adjudicatory bodies; and the development of international humanitarian law. (variable credit)

LAW 400 | BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS AND DOCUMENTATION | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Examines a variety of common commercial or business transactions and the documents necessary for their implementation. The emphasis is on contract drafting, with an integration of relevant concepts from the Uniform Commercial code, the Internal Revenue Code, partnership, corporate, and real property law. Students draft implementing documents and research and report on the current status of legal issues that affect a given transaction. Documents to be drafted include real estate contracts, partnership agreements, employment contracts, guarantees and stock redemption agreements. PREREQUISITE(S): Business Organizations (LAW 102). (3 semester hours)

LAW 102 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 402 | ANTITRUST | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Studies the basic federal antitrust statutes which proscribe monopolization, conspiracies to restrain trade, and mergers that unduly tend to concentrate markets. This course also entails a working knowledge of American economic history, familiarity with simple rules of applied microeconomics, and a grasp of strategic commercial behavior. (3 semester hours)

LAW 407 | CONFLICT OF LAWS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Studies the major methodologies and frameworks for the resolution of choice of law problems and jurisdictional conflicts within the federal system. (3 semester hours)

LAW 408 | ESTATE AND GIFT TAXATION | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Deals with the effect of federal estate and gift taxes on transfers made during life and at death. All relevant sections of the Internal Revenue Code are studied in detail. (3 semester hours)

LAW 409 | ESTATE PLANNING | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Concerned with planning for the transfer of property to younger generations and to charities. Focuses on the techniques for reducing income, estate and gift taxation. (3 semester hours)

LAW 210 or LAW 212 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 410 | EVIDENCE | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

A survey of the rules governing the presentation, admission and exclusion of facts in civil and criminal judicial proceedings, including rules of competency, relevancy, privilege and hearsay. (3 semester hours)

LAW 411 | GUIDED RESEARCH | 1-2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Students who have earned at least a 2.0 GPA after the completion of at least 31 credit hours may engage in assigned research under the direction and supervision of a full-time faculty member. Graded pass/fail. (variable credit)

LAW 412 | FEDERAL COURTS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Studies the problems, conflicts and accommodations in jurisdiction, procedure and review peculiar to the dual system of federal and state courts. (3 semester hours)

LAW 140 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 415 | BANKRUPTCY | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

A survey of the Federal Bankruptcy Code, including the trustee's power of avoidance, Chapter 13, debtor's right to discharge, federal tax liens and priorities. (3 semester hours)

LAW 417 | LABOR LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course addresses the common law and federal statutes applicable to private sector labor-management relations with an emphasis on organizational matters and negotiations. The course contains the following aspects: statutory interpretation, policy concerns, appropriate practical strategies for both labor and management, social issues and values, ethical issues, advocacy skills, administrative law, critical analysis of decisions, remedies and the relationship of federal labor law to other laws. (3 semester hours)

LAW 419 | LITIGATION STRATEGY: PRE-TRIAL, CIVIL | 2-3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Offers a comprehensive treatment of the key problems encountered in the pretrial stages of civil litigation, including drafting of the complaint, case planning, interrogatories and other written discovery and pretrial orders. Students conduct simulated pretrial motions, client interviews, fact investigations, counseling, negotiating, and settlement sessions. Simulated depositions and motions argument, as well as simulated pretrial conferences, are conducted during class session. (variable credit)

LAW 410 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 420 | REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Explores the basic concepts and documents involved in the inter vivos transfer, financing, development and use of real property. Topics covered include brokers' agreements, condominiums, title assurance, land trusts and closings. (3 semester hours)

LAW 160 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 422 | INTERNATIONAL LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Covers the general principles of international relations, including such topics as what is a state, the elements of state responsibility, jurisdiction and nationality, the Law of War, the United Nations and certain international organizations. (3 semester hours)

LAW 423 | REMEDIES | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Studies the interplay and choice of remedies (legal and equitable) available in the principal types of contract and tort actions. Damages, the object of an award in contract and in tort, limitations on recovery, the elements of damages, specific performance of contracts, specific relief in tort, injunctions and the specific limitations on their availability, restitution, constructive trusts and equitable liens are included. (3 semester hours)

LAW 427 | APPELLATE TECHNIQUE | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Teaches both substantive law relating to appellate practice as well as skills training in appellate advocacy, focusing on: the ability to effectively analyze legal problems, efficiently perform legal research, collect and sort facts, write effectively and orally communicate effectively and persuasively. Fulfills the upper-level writing requirement for JD students. (3 semester hours)

LAW 428 | INDEPENDENT STUDY | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Students who have earned at least a 3.0 GPA after completion of at least 40 credits may undertake independent study under the supervision of a full-time faculty member. The student must produce an in depth research paper of publishable quality on a topic not substantially covered by a currently offered course. Fulfills the upper-level writing requirement for JD students. Instructor's permission required. (3 semester hours)

LAW 429 | LEGAL CLINIC I | 3-6 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Students work in one of the clinic modules under the supervision of a clinical attorney concentrating on real life problems with real clients and organizations. Instructor's permission required. (variable credit)

LAW 432 | SECURITIES REGULATION | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Deals with federal and state regulation of the distribution and transaction of investment securities. Problems related to the nature and extent of investor protection under securities legislation are studied. (3 semester hours)

LAW 102 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 434 | PUBLIC HEALTH LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

An examination of past and present aspects of the law concerning the health of the public by identifying the various government entities involved and reviewing specific areas of public health policy law, common law and regulation. Examines the federal basis for public health regulation, the state and local government basis for regulation, the constitutional and statutory limitations, and current problems which require legal responses. 3 credit hours.

LAW 436 | JOURNAL OF HEALTH CARE LAW EDITORIAL BOARD | 1-2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Members of the editorial board are expected to enroll for credit. Students are expected to perform editorial tasks. .A student is expected to work for four semesters on the publication, but may enroll for credit in any three of the four semesters in which he or she works on the Journal. Pass/fail only. (variable credit)

LAW 438 | MEDIATION | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Designed for students who seek to understand the application of the zealous representation standard within the mediation process. The course provides students with a basis to evaluate critically when and how to represent clients in mediation. They experience the mediation process through classroom simulations as mediators, attorneys and clients. Through simulated teaching methodology, students focus on effective advocacy in mediation. (3 semester hours)

LAW 441 | SPORTS LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

A study of the application of various legal doctrines to a broad range of sports-related activities. The course focuses upon many of the legal issues arising in professional sports, including the impact of the antitrust and labor laws and representation of the professional athlete. (3 semester hours)

LAW 444 | ENVIRONMENTAL LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

A survey of federal and state remedies for the protection of the environment. (3 semester hours)

LAW 445 | STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Analyzes the legal principles which determine the role that the local government unit plays in the American system of government. Powers of local government to regulate the activities of the individual are discussed in detail. (3 semester hours)

LAW 140 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 447 | PATENT LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course is designed for two types of students: (1) those who intend to practice in the area of patent law specifically; and (2) those who plan to enter into a generalized intellectual property practice. Students explore concepts and selected problems in patent law and examine the impact of policy considerations on patent statutes and jurisdictions. The course covers all substantive aspects of patent law, including patentable subject matter; patent disclosure requirements; patentability requirements; infringement - both literal and under the doctrine of equivalents; defenses; and remedies. (3 semester hours)

LAW 448 | INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Examines the foreign law aspects of establishing American business abroad, including international investment and finance relations, and problems posed by treaty, convention and trade practice between the United States and foreign countries. (3 semester hours)

LAW 102 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 449 | PREDATORY LENDING | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will examine the origins and dimensions of predatory lending, defined as mortgage loan origination fraud and foreclosure rescue fraud. Emphasis will be given to the development of the sub-prime mortgage market, facets of predatory lending and various methods to curb it. This course will include background lectures and discussion, case study and analysis, and written and oral advocacy exercises related to actual cases. (3 semester hours)

LAW 450 | TRIAL ADVOCACY I | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Examines fundamental trial techniques. Students are expected to perform simulated courtroom exercises in voir dire, opening statements, direct and cross-examination, introduction of exhibits, closing arguments, objections and trial motions. Students are also required to prepare trial books and exhibits and to participate in a simulated bench trial. (3 semester hours)

LAW 410 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 453 | COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course is designed to teach students the necessary skills to become effective advocates in the commercial arbitration process. Students develop arbitration skills through role-play exercises, including actual advocacy in simulated arbitrations. Additionally, the course teaches the juris prudence of commercial arbitration, the evolution of the case law in the field and where arbitration fits within the spectrum of dispute resolution processes. The course also teaches students to critically evaluate the ethical and professional issues in the field of arbitration. (3 semester hours)

LAW 454 | INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Examines the growing importance of intellectual property in the international context. Covers the scope of protection granted trademarks, copyrights and patents in foreign jurisdictions so that effective comparisons can be made between foreign and domestic law. Explores the scope and substance of international treaties. Strategies for obtaining cost effective intellectual property protection in the global economy will be examined. (3 semester hours)

LAW 455 | LEGAL DRAFTING | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Legal drafting courses on various topics give students an opportunity to hone their research and writing skills on an advanced legal. Students may take one course per semester. All courses are limited enrollment. Fulfills upper-level writing requirements. (3 semester hours)

LAW 460 | BUSINESS PLANNING | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Combines advanced work in business organizations, securities law and federal taxation in the context of business planning and counseling. (3 semester hours)

LAW 210 or LAW 212 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 461 | CORPORATE COMPLIANCE | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Each week students will be assigned reading on average of 40 pages in length. The reading each week also includes questions and problems for students to consider ahead of time. In addition, students will complete a final project or final exam, which may include, among other tasks, drafting portions of a compliance program to apply the knowledge acquired during the course. The in-class hours and out-of-class workload meets or exceeds the ABA-required credit hours for a three-credit class.

LAW 462 | INSURANCE LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Cross listed course for Public Services program. Provides a comprehensive overview of the basic principles of insurance law, including: a review of how the business of insurance has developed to meet contemporary business and consumer needs; the significance of insurance in modern business; and the importance of insurance and insurance law in the practice of law. Reviews the ways in which legislators, regulators and the courts have intervened in the operations of the insurance marketplace; the purposes of such interventions, and whether such purposes have been served. (3 semester hours)

LAW 463 | LAW OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Each week students will be assigned reading on average of 60 pages in length. The reading each week also includes questions and problems for students to consider ahead of time. In addition, students will complete a final exam. The in-class hours and out-of-class workload meets or exceeds the ABA-required credit hours for a three-credit class.

LAW 469 | LITIGATION STRATEGY: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Explores trial advocacy strategies with a focus on intellectual property. Students will develop basis trial advocacy skills in the context of problems exploring the different intellectual property regimes. (3 semester hours)

LAW 470 | ADVANCED PATENT LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Required for a Certificate in Intellectual Property with a Patent Specialty. Provides a more practical perspective and application of the doctrines covered in the basic Patent Law course. Among the topics covered are patent searches, claim drafting, re-examination and reissue considerations, design patents, international patents, and licensing. (3 semester hours)

LAW 447 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 475 | NEGOTIATIONS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Analyzes and uses problem solving to explore the use of negotiation techniques in the legal setting. (3 semester hours)

LAW 477 | FIRST AMENDMENT: FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND RELIGION | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This is an advanced constitutional course focusing upon First Amendment Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion. . (3 semester hours)

LAW 481 | LEGAL PROFESSION | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Required for all JD students. Explores the role of the legal profession in American society. Legal education, admission to the bar, organization of the practicing bar, discipline, unauthorized practice, group legal services and other current problems are discussed. (3 semester hours)

LAW 482 | INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS I | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Surveys and analyzes the legal aspects of protecting human rights through international action. Relevant treaties, conventions and international practices are discussed. (3 semester hours)

LAW 487 | HOUSING LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

An examination of local and federal laws and policies aimed at creating and preserving housing, low-income and affordable housing, both rental and owner-occupied. Includes consideration of housing-related litigation and issues related to subsidized housing, landlord-tenant court, fair housing, and predatory mortgage lending. (3 semester hours)

LAW 488 | LAND USE PLANNING | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

An analysis of the various legal devices by which private individuals and the public attempt to control the use of land resources. Such topics as private covenants, zoning, the master plan, eminent domain, urban rehabilitation and subdivision controls are explored. (3 semester hours)

LAW 160 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 489 | INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SURVEY | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Surveys the legal interests recognized by American law in intellectual and artistic creations. Legal problems involved in the economic exploitation of intellectual and artistic property rights are also discussed. No credit if completed Intellectual Property: Copyrights and Trademarks (LAW 339). (3 semester hours)

LAW 497 | CONSUMER PROTECTION | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Surveys the common law and state and federal statutes which protect consumers in various aspects of sales and credit transactions. The course begins with inducements (advertising and marketing techniques), explores financing the deal (credit regulation), substantive contract terms (unconscionability, warranties, and interest rates) and post-transaction problems (debt collection). (3 semester hours)

LAW 498 | EDUCATION LAW & POLICY | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Designed to explore some of the principal legal problems arising out of the American educational system. The right to an education, the rights and duties of teachers, and the responsibilities of students and academic freedom are some of the issues discussed. (3 semester hours)

LAW 499 | STATE AND LOCAL TAXATION | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Studies the legal problems arising from the imposition of a variety of state and local taxes: real and personal property taxes; franchise; excise; individual and corporate income; sales; use. (3 semester hours)

LAW 501 | RACE, RACISM AND UNITED STATES LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Examines the judiciary's approach to racial discrimination from the Colonial period through the Brown v. Board of Education case in 1954. Includes an analysis of the post-Brown status of racial subordination in the legal system and considers recent scholarly critiques of the law's limitations in affecting racial justice. Employs an interdisciplinary approach and covers the experiences of American Indians, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Chicanos. Through an integrated analysis of the groups' legal histories, the class will foster a comprehensive understanding of race and racism as foundational elements in United States law. (3 semester hours)

LAW 503 | CIVIL RIGHTS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Analyzes selected topics in the civil rights field, with emphasis on the reconstruction amendments to the Constitution and equal protection. Statutory issues will be discussed. Different topics will be chosen for in-depth treatment, such as voting rights, housing, criminal justice administration and education. (3 semester hours)

LAW 505 | PRODUCTS LIABILITY | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Analyzes the various legal doctrines which impose liability upon the manufacturer or seller of a defective product. The problems involved in prosecuting an action based on product liability are discussed. (3 semester hours)

LAW 506 | CRIMINAL LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Required for J.D. students. Provides a survey of the substantive law of crimes and defenses. This course includes a study of specific crimes, elements of criminal liability, and the purposes of punishment. (3 semester hours)

LAW 507 | FEDERAL CRIMINAL LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Examines criminal enforcement resources, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statute, mail fraud, drug enforcement, criminal tax issues, criminal civil rights, obstruction of justice, fugitive felons and other aspects of federal criminal system. (3 semester hours)

LAW 506 and LAW 518 are a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 508 | ADMINISTRATIVE LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Reviews the powers and procedures of federal, state and local administrative bodies as they affect private parties, including administrative jurisdiction, adjudication, rulemaking, methods of decision, rules of evidence and judicial review. (3 semester hours)

LAW 140 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 509 | FAMILY LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Provides an introduction to the creation and governance of family relationships, including such topics as marriage, divorce, adoption, neglect, conciliation, parentage proceedings, child custody problems, domestic violence, duty to support and property rights vis-a-vis members of the family unit. (3 semester hours)

LAW 513 | INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Covers problems of public control of criminal activity that cross international boundaries, such as extradition, air piracy, and control of drug traffic. (3 semester hours)

LAW 514 | LEGAL CLINIC II | 3-6 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Students work in one of the clinic modules under the supervision of a clinical attorney concentrating on real life problems with real clients and organizations. Instructor's permission required. (variable credit)

LAW 516 | IMMIGRATION LAW AND POLICY | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course gives students an understanding of the complexities of U.S. immigration law and policy. Topics of discussion include: sources of immigration power; role of the federal courts; methods of admission, including family and employment immigration; grounds of removal; and the acquisition of citizenship. (3 semester hours)

LAW 517 | ASYLUM AND REFUGEE LAW AND POLICY | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Examines the substantive asylum law based on the Refugee Act of 1980 and the United States response to refugees within the context of the United Nations Convention and the Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees. (3 semester hours)

LAW 518 | CRIMINAL PROCEDURE I: INVESTIGATION | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course provides an overview of the constitutional requirements that affect law enforcement investigative practices and procedures. The course typically includes discussion of searches and seizures, arrests, interrogations and confessions, and the right to counsel. (3 semester hours)

LAW 521 | LEGISLATION AND STATUTORY INTERPRETATION | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Surveys the legislative process to lay the groundwork for careful study of the theory and practice of statutory interpretation by courts. Interpretive doctrines, theories and cases will be analyzed in light of their relationship to the intent of the legislature which passed the statute. The course aims to teach students to read statutes closely and to make persuasive arguments for particular statutory interpretations. (3 semester hours)

LAW 522 | U.S. CUSTOMS LAW AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

(3 hrs) Analyzes the legal and structural framework customs law and the treatment of international trade questions in the U.S.

LAW 523 | MISSION-BASED LAWYERING: LEGAL PRACTICE IN THE NON-PROFIT SECTOR | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This is a course focused on preparing law students for eventual work in the non-profit sector as 1) practicing lawyers 2) lawyer-managers and 3) lawyer-board members. The course will provide an initial overview of the law of non-profit organizations, after which the course will take a multi-disciplinary approach to analyzing the legal aspects of working for, or with, non-profit public interest law organizations. (3 semester hours)

LAW 524 | EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM | 2-3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This program (formerly Field Placement) is designed to give upper level students practical experience in an externship with a public agency, non-profit organization, member of the judiciary, or for-profit organization, such as a private law firm or in-house counsel for a corporation. Upper level students who have at least 28 credit hours and a GPA of 2.0 may apply to participate. Participants are accepted on a case by case basis. No student can receive more than 3 credit hours per semester and no more than 9 credit hours toward their JD degree if 3 of those credits are earned during a summer placement. Otherwise, students are limited to 6 credit hours total. A placement for 3 credit hours is expected to complete 180 hours of work whereas 120 hours of work is expected for a 2 credit hour placement. Students must also enroll in LAW 564. (variable credit)

LAW 529 | CHILDREN & THE LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

(3 semester hours)

LAW 535 | ART AND THE LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Focuses on situations concerning legal issues and the arts. Includes the international regimes for copyright protection, comparison of different national copyright systems, and definition and treatment of artists' (moral) rights in their works. Ethical and legal aspects of international trade in art objects and antiquities, national and international attempts to control such trade, and issues involved in protection of cultural property and cultural resource management, as well as conflicts of law in the recovery of stolen art works. (3 semester hours)

LAW 536 | NATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Students who are selected for one of the National Moot Court Teams must register for the course. The competitions are an advanced problem-oriented study of appellate brief writing and oral advocacy. Graded pass/fail. This is a permission required course. (variable credit)

LAW 537 | INTERNATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Students who are selected for the International Moot Court Team must register for the course. The competitions are an advanced problem-oriented study of appellate brief writing and oral advocacy. (3 semester hours)

LAW 538 | NATIONAL TRIAL TEAM | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Students who are selected for the College of Law Trial Team must register for this course. Members of the team are selected in a competitive process based upon their skills in oral advocacy and communication. The team is coached by practicing attorneys who work with the team members throughout the year in preparation for regional and national competitions. Students are expected to develop and demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Federal Rules of Evidence, applicable Federal Rules of Criminal and Civil Procedure, and courtroom decorum. At competition, team members present an entire trial, including an opening statement, direct and cross examinations, and a closing argument. (3 semester hours)

LAW 410 is a prerequisite or a co-requisite for this course.

LAW 544 | FAMILY LAW AND THE JEWISH TRADITION | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will examine the primary issues of Jewish Law affecting women, particularly as they pertain to family law. Among the topics that will be highlighted are marriage, divorce, sexual relations, and child rearing responsibilities. The course will involve an examination of both the classical Jewish law texts on these topics (in English) as well as a discussion of more current positions on the issues covered. Students need not have any background or religious affiliation to take this class. (3 semester hours)

LAW 546 | POVERTY LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Provides an overview of poverty law and the legal problems encountered by the poor in our society. The course considers legislative and administrative representation as methods of poverty advocacy, as well as the current trend away from constitutional litigation and toward state responsibility. It considers the legal developments in poverty law including housing, education, family and public benefits. (3 semester hours)

LAW 548 | ADVANCED MEDIATION: AS MEDIATOR | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course builds on the skills learned through the simulated experiences of the basic Mediation course. The course includes three components: specialized training, class sessions and the mediation of small claims cases referred by judges in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Students will serve as the Mediator under the supervision of the Center for Conflict Resolution. (3 semester hours)

LAW 438 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 551 | FOREIGN EXCHANGE: VIENNA, AUSTRIA | 2-3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Students enrolled in the DePaul University/Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) program enroll in Vienna University of Economics and Business law courses under this number for one semester. The exact content depends upon the course in which the student is enrolled. Maximum of 13 credits per semester.

LAW 553 | STUDY ABROAD: BERLIN, GERMANY | 1-3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This program on Law & Critical Social Justice offers students direct experience working with leading European Union non-governmental organizations on intersectional human rights. It provides an opportunity to consider the development of international law in light of Berlin's significant twentieth century history. (variable credit)

LAW 555 | ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course is intended to strengthen student research and legal analysis skills. The course will build upon students' knowledge of source materials, introducing new sources and techniques of research and how best to apply this knowledge to specific legal problems. Also, the cost effectiveness and relative advantages of manual versus electronic research will be explored. All students must have working Lexis and Westlaw passwords and active e-mail accounts. (3 semester hours)

LAW 556 | INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL WRITING AND RESEARCH | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course introduces non-JD students to sources of law, the nature of precedent, legal research, common law and statutory analysis, and the basics of legal writing. Enrollment is limited to students in the LLM and MJ programs. (3 semester hours)

Status as a Master of Laws (LLM) or Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) student is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 557 | CRIMINAL PROCEDURE II: ADJUDICATION | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course provides an overview of the constitutional constraints on the criminal justice adjudicative process. The course typically includes discussion of the right to counsel and to assistance of counsel, rights relating to pretrial procedures, plea-bargaining, jury trial and jury selection, rights relating to trial, double jeopardy, sentencing, appeals, and habeas corpus. Because distinct and separate issues are covered, Criminal Procedure I: Investigation is not a prerequisite to taking this course though taking them in sequence is encouraged. (3 semester hours)

LAW 558 | FAMILY LAW WRITING MODULE | 1 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course is a one-credit module that may be added to a student's enrollment in Family Law. The course is designed to facilitate critical legal thinking and writing in the context of Family Law. Students must be enrolled concurrently in LAW 509 (Family Law). This course does NOT fulfill the upper-level writing requirement. (1 semester hour)

LAW 559 | FOREIGN EXCHANGE: MADRID, SPAIN | 1-4 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Students enrolled in the DePaul University/Universidad Pontificia Comillas International and European Business Law (MIEBL) program enroll in Universidad Pontificia Comillas law courses under this number. The exact content depends upon the course in which the student is enrolled. Maximum of 15 credits per semester. (variable credit)

LAW 561 | COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This public interest law course will focus on strategies for developing low-income communities and engage these strategies and organizational forms to change lives. (3 semester hours)

LAW 562 | CRIMINAL PROCEDURE FOR POLICE PROFESSIONS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course provides an overview of the constitutional requirements that affect law enforcement investigative practices and procedures and the constitutional constraints on the criminal justice adjudicative process. The course is intended to increase the law enforcement professional?s knowledge and critical analysis of constitutional due process, equal protection and the criminal justice process. It is organized around the question of how to strike the proper balance between the protection of individual rights and liberties and the interest in the detection, prevention and punishment of crime. Open only to MJ students enrolled at FOP. (3 semester hours)

LAW 564 | EXTERNSHIP SEMINAR | 1 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course creates opportunities for students to reflect on their field placement experiences through classroom learning as required by ABA Standard 304. Students must be enrolled in LAW 304. (1 semester hour)

LAW 565 | BUSINESS LAW LEGAL CLINIC | 4 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

The Business Law Legal Clinic will be a transactional legal clinic providing law students, under direct faculty supervision, the opportunity to offer legal counsel to corporate or organizational entities on transactional matters. These entities may include start-ups, existing mid-sized businesses and entrepreneurs from the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center in the University's College of Business. Students will be able to participate in, and lead, negotiations, draft and negotiate contracts and corporate documents, draft client memoranda, counsel clients on legal issues, and be the primary legal counsel for clients.

LAW 566 | FIELD CLINIC SEMINAR | 1 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

A field clinic will be comprised of 2 co-requisite course components: one out-of-classroom field-work component will enable students to work offsite with law firms, non-profits, in-house or governmental agencies in a specialized area of law under the supervision of an experienced practitioner; and a second in-classroom component will be a focused seminar where students will learn the doctrine and skills of the clinic?s specialty area of law taught by one of the site supervisors. Students must register for both LAW 526 and LAW 527. (3-4 semester hours)

LAW 567 | FIELD CLINIC PRACTICE | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

A field clinic will be comprised of 2 co-requisite course components: one out-of-classroom field-work component will enable students to work offsite with law firms, non-profits, in-house or governmental agencies in a specialized area of law under the supervision of an experienced practitioner; and a second in-classroom component will be a focused seminar where students will learn the doctrine and skills of the clinic?s specialty area of law taught by one of the site supervisors. Students must register for both LAW 526 and LAW 527. (3-4 semester hours)

LAW 570 | ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will provide an in-depth treatment of both the legal and technical aspects of electronic discovery and provide the student with a detailed grounding in the law and application of electronic discovery principles to civil and criminal litigation. The class meets for nine weeks. (2 semester hours)

LAW 580 | FOREIGN EXCHANGE: DUBLIN, IRELAND | 2-4 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Students enrolled in the DePaul University/University College Dublin Cooperative enroll in University College Dublin law courses under this number. The exact content depends upon the course in which the student is enrolled. Maximum of 12 credits per semester.

LAW 583 | STUDY ABROAD: MADRID, SPAIN | 1-6 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This program focuses on European human rights law and European business and commercial law. Director permission required. (variable credit)

LAW 585 | STUDY ABROAD: HEREDIA, COSTA RICA | 1-6 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

The program links basic principles of international law with an overview of the Inter-American Human Rights System and with special focus on how human rights ideas, advocacy, and activist strategies have transformed Latin American society and politics. The program facilitates student engagement with important regional human rights advocates and includes visits to key institutions such as the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. (variable credit)

LAW 586 | CONSTITUTIONAL TORTS & SECTION 1983 | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course provides an in depth study of 42 USC sec. 1983, the most widely used statute for protecting civil rights and redressing violations of the constitution. Among the topics covered are the elements and defenses to a cause of action, municipal liability, absolute and qualified immunity for public officials, state action, monetary relief, injunctive remedies, causation, choice of forum, and attorney's fee shifting. (3 semester hours)

LAW 410 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 588 | STUDY ABROAD: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Legal Dimensions of Doing Business in Latin America introduces students to the basic framework of Latin American law and legal systems, as well as to the key principles of international business law necessary for advising clients doing business in the region. Director permission required. (3 semester hours)

LAW 593 | STUDY ABROAD: HAVANA, CUBA | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

The course will provide an introduction to Cuba, the evolving Cuban legal system, and the Cuban legal and economic framework regulating foreign investment, trade, and international business transactions. Students will have the opportunity to visit various sites, including law firms, commercial entities, and government offices, to increase their understanding of law and business in Cuba. (2 semester hours)

LAW 595 | FOREIGN EXCHANGE: NIJMEGEN, NETHERLANDS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Students enrolled in the DePaul University/Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen enroll in law courses under this number. The exact content depends upon the course in which the student is enrolled. Maximum of 12 credits per semester. (3 semester hours)

LAW 600 | CORPORATE TAXATION | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Required for Certificate in Taxation. Addresses basic tax considerations in the formation, operation and liquidation of corporations. Among the areas covered are the organization of corporations, Subchapter S corporations, property and stock dividends, 306 stock, stock redemptions, liquidations, collapsible corporations, corporate divisions and corporate reorganizations. (3 semester hours)

LAW 210 or LAW 212 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 603 | LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will address topics bearing on the business aspects of the practice of law including the economics of practice, establishing an office, client development, hiring support staff, and affiliating with other lawyers.

LAW 608 | INTERNATIONAL TAXATION | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

An introduction to the taxation of income of U.S. citizens, residents and corporations from foreign sources and the income of foreign residents and non-residents from U.S. sources. Topics may include sources of income rules, foreign tax treaties and a survey of the tax treatment of U.S. investments made offshore. (3 semester hours)

LAW 210 or LAW 212 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 620 | PARTNERSHIP TAXATION | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Required for LLM in Taxation students. Covers the tax consequences of the formation, operation and liquidation of partnerships, including tax shelters, passive loss rules and newly emerging uses of partnerships. (3 semester hours)

LAW 210 or LAW 212 is a prerequisite for this class.

LAW 641 | PRACTICAL LEGAL RESEARCH | 1 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Students will learn advanced research techniques with a focus on a narrow area of law such as cultural heritage law, intellectual property, or legal practice technology. Students in this course will be required to have access to their Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, and CALI passwords, and an active email account. (1 semester hour)

LAW 642 | LAW PRACTICE TECHNOLOGY | 1 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

In this course, students will simulate the experience of attorneys by using the types of software they can expect to find in the legal work environment. Not only will students learn how to use unfamiliar programs, they will also learn new tricks that will unlock the potential of familiar ones. While students develop these hands-on skills, they will also learn about hot topics in legal technology and the ethical dimensions of using this software.

LAW 702 | ELDER LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Cross-listed course for Public Services program. Deals with the new specialty of elder law. Considering today's demographics, many attorneys will require a knowledge of the unique problems of the aging population. Through statutes, cases and research, students will understand the lawyer's role in counseling the elderly, assess the legal needs of an elderly client and provide counsel as to the available options. (3 semester hours)

LAW 706 | HEALTH POLICY AND THE LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course is designed to introduce students to a broad variety of policy issues affecting health care and briefly touch on economics, sociology, antitrust, tort law, administrative law and important questions of national health policy. (3 semester hours)

LAW 707 | RISK MANAGEMENT AND PATIENT SAFETY | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course offers an overview of basic concepts and principles in risk management and patient safety. Students are introduced to the theories, strategies and tactics of risk management and the roles and responsibilities of professionals working in these disciplines. Topics covered include claims management and disclosure, risk financing, medical and criminal liability in health care management, informed consent, and advances in patient safety. (2 semester hours)

LAW 712 | THE PRACTICE OF HEALTH CARE LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This simulation course provides students with substantial experience representing and advising hypothetical clients in various health care settings. Students will gain a concrete understanding of the different types of modern health care entities and providers, the legal issues that they face on a frequent basis, and the relevant governing laws. Students will practice providing advice to hypothetical health care clients and will develop skills in conflict resolution. Students will learn how to draft relevant legal documents, policies, and other deliverables that are common in the health law field. (3 semester hours)

LAW 713 | HEALTH PRIVACY, CYBERSECURITY, AND IT LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will cover the health care privacy laws as they exist and the Federal Government will be implementing and enforcing HIPAA regulations beginning in October 2002. This area of the law is cutting-edge and affects every aspect of the health care industry and of legal practice in health law and other areas.

LAW 714 | BIOETHICS & THE LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course is a survey class, examining issues ranging from drug regulation, clinical trials, assisted reproductive technology, telemedicine, and stem cell development/regulation to the commercialization of the human body. (3 semester hours)

LAW 715 | MASTERS ESSAY | 3-6 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This is a research paper of publishable quality dealing with current subject matter. Students are expected to refine their subject into a topic which can be managed under the supervision of a faculty member. This course is open to LL.M. students only. (variable credit)

LAW 716 | DISABILITY LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course surveys American law as it relates to people with disabilities. Primary focus is on discrimination in employment, government services, public accommodations run by private entities, and housing. The course will also cover topics such as the law of guardianship and income support programs. International perspectives will be included. (3 semester hours)

LAW 718 | HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Discusses managed care and other health insurance mechanisms as a means for payment or financing of health care services. An effort will be made to determine the extent to which the developments in this area are an adequate response to the demand for health care reform. Particular attention will be given to legislative responses to managed care in the areas of protection of insureds, limits on treatment or payment, and restrictions on physicians. (3 semester hours)

LAW 719 | HEALTH CARE: FRAUD AND ABUSE | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course will afford the opportunity to study the now-fundamental compliance issues in health care law: anti-kickback/fraud and abuse statues and regulations. The focus will address certain regulations of substantive law as the Federal Government continues to promulgate regulation for the health care industry and as those regulations become more complex, and many regulations stem from similar sources. (3 semester hours)

LAW 720 | ANTITRUST ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

A foundation in antitrust law and current health care applications. Offers information on the counseling process in complex factual and legal contexts; explores approaches to dealing with government antitrust enforcers and their operation methods and uses examples of complex litigation. (3 semester hours)

LAW 724 | MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SURVEY | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Cross-listed course for Public Service program. A survey of medical malpractice law and medical negligence, with emphasis on medical malpractice in Illinois. Topics discussed include evolution of medical malpractice, theories and causes of action, including but not limited to parties, negligence, battery, informed consent, respondeat superior, apparent agency, res ipsa loquitur, hospital corporate negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, proximate cause and statute of limitations. (3 semester hours)

LAW 727 | HEALTH CARE COMPLIANCE AND REGULATIONS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course provides an overview of the common law, statutory and regulatory law impacting the health care industry and will be taught with a focus on compliance. Among subjects covered are: corporate organizations, tax exemption, Medicare, antitrust, fraud and abuse, physician recruitment, integrated delivery systems, corporate compliance, and HIPAA. (3 semester hours)

LAW 728 | FOOD AND DRUG LAW | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

Cross-listed course for Public Services program. Deals with the development of regulations of food, drug, biologics and blood products, medical devices and cosmetics. Emphasis will be placed on Federal Drug Administration (FDA) enforcement, with some attention to state statutes. FDA practices and procedures are examined in detail. Special attention is given to regulations of human drugs and medical devices. (3 semester hours)

LAW 750 | HEALTH CARE LAW FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS | 3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

The Health Law Certificate is specifically designed to provide health students and health professionals with sufficient legal knowledge so that they are prepared to act in the best interests of their patients, without having to purse a legal degree. It is tailored for students who do not seek to practice law but who do or will regularly encounter legal issues in their professions and would benefit from a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of legal doctrine in the health law area. There are four separate certificate courses: Health Policy & the Law, Health Law Compliance & Regulations, Health Care Delivery Systems, and Quality of Care & Malpractice Liability. (3 semester hours)

LAW 751 | HEALTH LAW MOOT COURT | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course introduces students to the approaches and advocacy demands of transactional health law and regulatory compliance, through participation in one or more health law related transactional competitions. Students are required to attend periodic class sessions and participate in the selected competitions by drafting memoranda and presenting and defending their findings. Instructor permission required. (2 semester hours)

LAW 719 (or LAW 727 or LAW 706) is a prerequisite for this course.

LAW 760 | TOPICS IN THE LAW AT JOHN MARSHALL | 2-3 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

These are courses being offered on the campus of John Marshall Law School through the DePaul-John Marshall Exchange Consortium. Please refer to the John Marshall webpage for course descriptions. (variable credit)

LAW 850 | TOPICS IN THE LAW AT LOYOLA | 1-4 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

These are courses being offered on the campus of Loyola University School of Law through the DePaul-Kent-Loyola Exchange Consortium. Please refer to the Loyola webpage for course descriptions. (variable credit)

LAW 920 | INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This is a cross-listed course with CDM (CNS440). Course will be governed by course policies for CDM classes. This course is a survey of information security considerations as they apply to information systems analysis, design, and operations. Topics include information security vulnerabilities, threats, and risk management; security policies and standards; security audits; access controls; network perimeter protection, data protection; physical security; legal requirements and considerations; privacy. (2 semester hours)

LAW 921 | DISASTER RECOVERY THEORY STRATEGIES | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This is a cross-listed course with CDM (IS505). Students will be subject to course policies of CDM. This course will give you a broad understanding of how a company should prepare for all types of disruptions (floods, tornadoes, chemical spills, equipment malfunctions, earthquakes, terrorist attacks, etc.) so it will survive. You will be given a basic methodology for how to analyze and prioritize critical functions within an organization to determine when these functions need to be restored. This information, along with how the organization will be impacted both financially and non-financially, will enable you to determine strategies for survival. Using case studies, you will be provided "real world" situations where you will learn how to apply one of the best practice methodologies in use today and yet adheres to the principles endorsed by the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI). (2 semester hours)

LAW 922 | INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This is a CDM course. Students must follow the registration guidelines and policies for CDM. An introduction to programming with a focus on problem solving, structured programming, and algorithm design with a gentle introduction to efficiency. Concepts covered include data types, expressions, variables, assignments, conditional and iterative structures, functions, file input/output, exceptions, namespaces, and recursion. Permission required. (2 semester hours)

LAW 923 | LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This is a cross-listed course with CDM (IS482). Students will be subject to course policies of CDM. This course examines the legal standards to which people and organizations are held under laws and regulations that concern computing and information technology. This course is a complement to CNS 477, which focuses on governance policies and business costs. Topics include government and laws, business regulations, healthcare regulations, education regulations, data breach reporting and notification, privacy laws, laws of search and seizure, freedom of speech and association, defamation, cyber crimes, contracts, and intellectual property. (2 semester hours)

LAW 924 | DATA PRIVACY LAW: US & EU | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This 10 week, 2 credit hour course devotes about 6 weeks to U.S. data privacy law and about 4 weeks to EU data privacy law. It covers technology concepts/privacy principles relevant to the law. The U.S. portion primarily focuses on a variety of U.S. statutes (e.g., FTC Act, GLBA, HIPAA, FCRA, FERPA, BSA, COPPA, CAN-SPAM, etc.) and some state law. The EU portion particularly focuses on the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). The course serves as helpful background for CIPP/US and CIPP/E (Certified Information Privacy Professional US and Europe). Course may be entirely online. (2 semester hours)

LAW 950 | TOPICS IN THE LAW AT KENT | 2-4 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

These are courses offered on the campus of Chicago-Kent College of Law through the DePaul-Kent-Loyola Exchange Consortium. (variable credit)

LAW 960 | 3YP SEMINAR | 2 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

The 3YP (Third Year in Practice) seminar is a complement to the 3YP participants' intensive externship. In the seminar students will reflect on, discuss, and further develop the knowledge and skills obtained at their respective externships; learn about different law practices; and develop strategies for maintaining and expanding their legal knowledge and skills after law school. (2 semester hours)

LAW 961 is a corequisite for this class.

LAW 961 | INTENSIVE FIELD PLACEMENT | 5-9 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course is designed to give upper level students intensive practical experience in an externship with a public agency, non-profit organization, member of the judiciary, or for-profit organization, such as a private law firm or in-house counsel for a corporation. This course is only open to students admitted to the Third Year in Practice (3YP) program. Externships are unpaid. Placements in the Intensive Field Placement program range from a minimum of five credits to a maximum of nine credits. For each credit hour, students are expected to complete 60 hours of work per semester. This course must be taken concurrently with the 3YP Seminar [LAW 960]. (variable credit)

LAW 960 is a corequisite for this class.

LAW 962 | ADVANCED INTENSIVE FIELD PLACEMENT | 5-9 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course is designed to give upper level students intensive practical experience in an externship with a public agency, non-profit organization, member of the judiciary, or for-profit organization, such as a private law firm or in-house counsel for a corporation. This course is only open to students admitted to the Third Year in Practice (3YP) program who have completed one Intensive Field Placement. Externships are unpaid. Placements in the Advanced Intensive Field Placement program range from a minimum of five credits to a maximum of nine credits. For each credit hour, students are expected to complete 60 hours of work per semester. This course must be taken concurrently with the Advanced Intensive Field Placement Tutorial Course [LAW 963]. (variable credit)

LAW 963 is a corequisite for this class.

LAW 963 | ADVANCED INTENSIVE FIELD PLACEMENT TUTORIAL | 1 quarter hours

(Professional Service)

This course provides students in advanced intensive field placements with the opportunity for reflection on their field placement experiences, through regular meetings with a faculty supervisor. The course is only open to students admitted to the Third Year in Practice (3YP) program who are enrolled in the Advanced Intensive Field Placement [LAW 962]. (1 semester hour)

LAW 962 is a corequisite for this class.