Historical Course List

Historical Course List

The table below lists courses offered for the current school year and the previous two years.

Number Title Semester Description
6100 - 1Criminal Law2016 SpringThe substantive law of crimes, including general principles and the elements of specific offenses and defenses.
6120 - 1Property2016 SpringCommon law possessory and future interests, estates in land, landlord-tenant relationships, concurrent tenancies, adverse possession, private and governmental restrictions on the use of land, easements and covenants, and some elementary principles of personal property law.
6180 - 1Legal Methods2016 SpringThe legal methods course will teach students how to engage in sophisticated forms of legal analysis. Students will also learn how to communicate their legal analysis in an effective and efficient manner through objective office memoranda and persuasive legal documents. In addition, students will be introduced to the United States legal system and the basics of legal practice. Finally, students will learn how to locate primary and secondary legal source material and how to devise effective legal research strategies.
7040 - 1Evidence2016 SpringRules of evidence, expert testimony; role of court and juror; direct and cross examination; competency and privileges of witnesses; admission and exclusion of evidence; credibility of evidence; relevancy and circumstantial evidence; hearsay rule; real proof and writings; and constitutional problems of evidence law.
7072 - 1Trial Advocacy2016 SpringA skills training course which uses text materials, problems, simulated courtroom settings, student performance, and faculty critique to teach basic trial advocacy skills. This course is comprised of two sessions per week: 1) an all-class lecture on a weekday; and 2) a smaller evening section on an assigned weeknight. The course concludes with a mock trial at the state courthouse. PRE- OR CO- REQUISITE: Evidence. Note: Second year students intending to enroll in the Criminal Clinic during their third year should enroll in Evidence and Trial Advocacy during their second year. This course satisfies the skills requirement.
7990 - 1Criminal Process2016 SpringThis year-long course includes lecture, discussion and problems to prepare students who are enrolled in the Criminal Clinic to handle criminal cases. It also explores the criminal justice system from various social science perspectives and the role of attorneys in that system. This course is open only to 3Ls who are concurrently enrolled in the year-long Criminal Clinic. See Clinical Program Brochure for more information on the Criminal Clinic. PREREQUISITES: Evidence, Trial Advocacy. RECOMMENDED: Criminal Procedure
7940 - 1Judicial Process2016 SpringProvides an opportunity for students to place their judicial clinic experiences in a broader context, and to explore their insights about courts in greater depth. The class looks at how judges make decisions by considering legal philosophy, brought to bear upon statutory, common law and constitutional interpretation. The course focuses on how judges are selected and how process affects decision-making. The course also considers how courts operate and current issues about the adversary process. PRE- OR CO- REQUISITE: Law 7950 Judicial Clinic Placement
7098 - 1Traynor Moot Court2016 SpringSecond or third year. Students will brief and argue an appellate legal issue and participate in the intra-mural moot court competition.
7410 - 1Constitutional Law II2016 SpringIndividual rights in constitutional law. Topics include equal protection and freedom of expression and religion. This course is required for graduation and must be taken in the second year.
7560 - 1Adv Legal Resrch2016 SpringThis class builds on the basics introduced in the first year Legal Methods/ Legal Research course. Students will have a variety of research experiences and will be given the opportunity to develop practical legal research skills in researching print and electronic legal and non-legal materials. Written research projects will be required throughout the course.
7900 - 1Legal Profession2016 SpringThe nature of the legal profession, with particular emphasis on the roles of lawyers and the ways in which those roles create legal, political, moral and personal conflicts. The Model Rules of Professional Conduct are studied. This course is required for graduation and may be taken in either the second or third year.
7350 - 1Immigration Law2016 SpringThrough the study of statutory and case law as well as historical and contemporary theories and debates about immigration, this course provides a review of immigration and asylum law and policy. The course explores issues such as the meaning of membership in the "national community" and obligations of members to those deemed outsiders. We will analyze these issues through the examination of asylum law, types of entries by foreigners, deportation, exclusion, immigrant and non-immigrant status, employment law, and citizenship.
7602 - 1Estate Planning2016 SpringThis course will explore the tax and non-tax issues involved in planning estates for individuals of different financial and personal circumstances. Students will receive a thorough grounding in the tax concepts that pertain to the transfer of wealth both during life and at death. Students also will have the opportunity to conduct a client interview and complete planning/drafting projects during the semester. Limited Enrollment. PRE OR CO-REQUISITE: Trusts & Estates Recommended: Federal Income Tax.
7300 - 1Administrative Law2016 SpringFederal and state administrative agencies not only adjudicate thousands more cases than all of the courts, they also legislate, making the bulk of rules that govern those cases. As the instrument of government charged with implementing government decisions, they also "execute the laws" as part of the executive branch. This course introduces the statutory policymaking roles of administrative agencies; the limits on their authority; the procedural requirements that structure agency decision-making; and the role of judicial review. The focus is on federal administrative agencies, though some aspects of state law are also discussed.
7920 - 1Lawyering Skills Survey2016 SpringThe basic lawyering skills of interviewing, counseling, negotiating and problem-solving will be taught using videotaped demonstrations, role-playing exercises, students videotaped performances, discussions and reflective writing. During the academic year students should arrange to observe/engage in these lawyering skills in actual practice in order to reflect upon them. Such opportunities can be obtained through paid clerkships, the Pro Bono Initiative or appropriate Clinics (Civil, Criminal, Mediation). See Clinical Program Brochure for further information on live experiences and on clinic options.
7030 - 1Criminal Procedure2016 SpringIntroduction to constitutional criminal procedure. This course surveys the basic limitations on the detection and investigation of crimes, with special emphasis on the constitutional rights of criminal defendants. Topics to be covered include the incorporation doctrine, the right to counsel, search and seizure law, police interrogation and confessions, and the use of illegally obtained evidence.
7570 - 1Drafting: Contracts2016 SpringThis course will provide students with an introduction to the basics of drafting contracts, including multiple drafting exercises.
7800 - 1Air, Energy Reg & Climate Chng2016 SpringAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7800 - 2Current Issues Securities Law2016 SpringAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7800 - 4Curr Iss Law & Biomed Sciences2016 SpringAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7800 - 5Victim's Rights2016 SpringAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
6060 - 1Constitutional Law I2016 SpringThe federal system and the allocation of power between the federal and state governments; allocation of power among branches of the federal government; nature and scope of judicial review, procedural due process, and individual privacy protections against government interference.
7782 - 1Justice Thru Research2016 SpringStudents will do research on contemporary global issues involving justice and the rule of law. The research and related drafting will often be in partnership with outside organizations such as governments, non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, think tanks, and other academic institutions. Students may often work in teams with other students and faculty on various projects. This course is ungraded (P/F).
7788 - 1New Ventures2016 SpringThe class will present an overview of the legal process of and issues involved in the commercializing technologies and launching new ventures. Students will also share their intern experiences in order to maximize their learning from their work. Grades will be based on students' work product and/or recommendation of attorney-supervisor, class participation, and presentations at the end of each semester. The clinic will also provide opportunities to interface with inventors, corporate representatives, as well as outside patent and corporate counsel. Year-long enrollment required; FOUR credits total. RECOMMENDED: Lawyering Skills or Lawyering Skills/Legal Profession. See Clinical Brochure for further information on the New Ventures Clinic.
7789 - 1Prsptvs Counter-Terror2016 SpringThis course will take an in-depth look at counterterrorism in China, Columbia, India, Israel, Russia, Spain and the United States. The course will examine the competing conceptions and definitions of terrorism at the national and international level and the institutions and processes designed to execute the "Global War on Terrorism." This course will include the study of the balance between national security interests and civil liberties found in the following topical areas: relevant Supreme Court decisions in the surveyed nations, legislative provisions in response to acts of terrorism, operational counter-terrorism considerations (including targeted killing), intelligence gathering (including interrogations), policy recommendations, the use of military tribunals or civil courts in trying suspected terrorists, the emerging law regarding enemy combatants and their detention, and the arguable need for new self-defense doctrines at the global level. In addition to the regularly scheduled class time, the class includes a full day scenario based counterterrorism simulation exercise in which students role play decision makers (US and international) addressing legal, policy, intelligence (gathering and analysis) and operational counterterrorism dilemmas using multiple media resources. NOTE: Participation in the all-day simulation exercise is mandatory for all students enrolled.
7760 - 1Patent Law2016 SpringThis course will provide students with an opportunity to study the substantive patent law issues which constitute conditions for patentability. Specifically, this course will explore the case law which has evolved in connection with the interpretation of several key statutory sections of Title 35 (the 1952 Patent Act), including section 101 (eligible subject matter and utility), section 102 (prior art, novelty, and loss of right), and section 103 (non-obviousness).
7793 - 1Juvenile Court Law2016 SpringThis course will examine the treatment of juvenile offenders in the legal system, with emphasis on the constitutional parameters of preventing, adjudicating, and sanctioning criminal behavior by minors. Topics include the justification for distinguishing juvenile and adult offenders, age-based status offenses, the constitutional rights of juvenile delinquents, and the legal mechanisms for transferring minors to adult criminal courts. The course will address child welfare issues regarding the adjudication and disposition of abuse, neglect and dependency cases.
7844 - 1Public Policy Practicum2016 SpringThe classroom component of the practicum will focus on the application of theory to practice. Students will engage with the substantive law of the rights violations being investigated, discuss the strategies available to advocates seeking change, confront legal and ethical issues as they arise in their work, receive training on practical legal skills as needed, and reflect upon their experiences. Students will be graded on a combination of participation and the completion of assignments for the clinical component. There will be no final exam. Note: This course may be repeated for credit.
7010 - 1Mediation/Adv Negotiation2016 SpringThe theories and practices of advanced negotiation and mediation will be taught in a variety of settings. There will be a substantial focus on developing these ADR skills through role-play exercises and reflection. Grades are based upon video taped performances, analytical writing, and reflective writing. Opportunities to observe live mediation will be made available. Students are also encouraged to enroll in the Mediation Clinic. See Clinical Program Brochure for further information on the Mediation Clinic.
7050 - 1Bus Organizations2016 SpringThis course covers the law of agency, as well as the law governing different types of business entities, with a focus on partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations.
7230 - 1Water Law2016 SpringOverview of the water allocation doctrines of riparian rights and prior appropriation; the origins of federal power over water resource allocation and controversies between the states and the federal government and between states over shared water resources; and practical aspects of water law and practice in the appropriation doctrine states.
7074 - 1Family Law2016 SpringThis is an introductory course in family law. Topics include the law of marriage, divorce, and child custody, and the legal recognition of nontraditional family relationships. Possible other topics include family violence, balancing family and work responsibilities, and new reproductive technologies. Along with mastery of basic family law principles, this course will emphasize critique of existing family law doctrine and policy, and evaluation of recent reform proposals by family law judges, scholars, and practitioners.
7570 - 2Patent Document Draftng2016 SpringThis course will provide students with an introduction to the basics of drafting contracts, including multiple drafting exercises.
7829 - 1Innocence Law2016 SpringThis course will cover post-conviction remedies, state and federal, including post-conviction motions and habeas corpus as well as judicial proceedings to prove actual innocence. Students will learn how to investigate cases of actual innocence using both forensic scientific evidence and other compelling evidence of innocence. The course will also provide students with a review of the criminal justice system from the innocence prospective.
7870 - 1Law Practice Management2016 SpringThis course focuses on the management of solo or small-firm legal practices. Topics typically covered include law firm business structure, office systems, marketing, staffing, liability insurance, time management, technology, billing and collections. This 2-credit course is graded.
7080 - 1Employment Law2016 SpringThis course is intended for students that have an intense interest in criminal law issues. Students will engage in legal and interdisciplinary research on specific assigned topics of criminal law. Students will draft detailed memorandum analyzing and summarizing the results of this research. This class is not a seminar but may fulfill the substantial writing requirement with the permission of the instructor. Please contact instructor for details on this unique class.
7884 - 1Information Privacy Law2016 SpringThis course presents an interdisciplinary examination of the threats to an individual?s right of privacy as the amount of personal information collected and held by others continues to expand through new digital and internet technologies. Students will study the information privacy challenges posed by these emerging technologies and address possible legal, personal and policy responses.
7889 - 1Law and Biomedicine2016 SpringThis colloquium will involve presentations by outstanding scholars and practitioners in areas of law related to contemporary issues in law and the biosciences. These will be drawn from both the local area and nationally. Topics may include health care reform, law and mental health, food and drug law, genetics and law, and intellectual property. This 1-credit course is graded, and will meet only during the first 8 weeks of the semester.
7854 - 1Leg Wrtg Judicial Clerk2016 SpringThis course provides students with significant experience researching, writing, and editing judicial opinions. It is designed for students who are interested in becoming judicial law clerks or judicial externs. It may also be of interest to students who plan an active trial or appellate practice. Topics may include: the trial and appellate process, the role of judicial clerks in the courtroom and chambers, ethical considerations for judges and their clerks, the process of writing bench memos and opinions, judicial selection and clerk selection, the development and role of a record, judicial decision making, and the role of the judge at each stage of a case.
7080 - 2International Human Rights2016 SpringThis course is intended for students that have an intense interest in criminal law issues. Students will engage in legal and interdisciplinary research on specific assigned topics of criminal law. Students will draft detailed memorandum analyzing and summarizing the results of this research. This class is not a seminar but may fulfill the substantial writing requirement with the permission of the instructor. Please contact instructor for details on this unique class.
7002 - 1Federal Courts2016 SpringSurvey of Federal Courts: Who can bring an action or file an appeal in federal court? Who can sue a government official and for what kind of relief? What is sovereign immunity? Abstention? A successive habeas petition? We will tackle all of these issues and others that commonly arise in federal court. These include the creation and role of Article III courts; federal jurisdiction; abstention; the contours of suits against governments and their officials; the relationship between state and federal law (including the law of preemption); and procedures for filing federal habeas petitions. This course should be of interest to students who are interested in litigating (particularly in federal court), practicing criminal law, or clerking for a judge.
7052 - 1Int'l Business Transact2016 SpringThis course endeavors to provide students with a broad understanding of the fundamental legal problems arising from transnational business activities. It examines the role of national and international law in the constitution of the legal framework within which such activities take place. Specific topics covered include: the role and responsibilities of attorneys engaged in international practice; the international trading of goods; financing the sale of goods; export controls; joint ventures and foreign investment; dispute resolution.
7055 - 1Employment Discriminatn2016 SpringIn this course, we will study the federal laws prohibiting employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of certain characteristics, including race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin and disability. Employers may, however, and routinely do, discriminate between workers on the basis of other, non-protected characteristics for both good and bad reasons. An important goal of the course will be to understand how the law distinguishes between permissible and impermissible reasons for treating workers differently.
7060 - 1Commercial Law2016 SpringThe fundamentals of the law governing commercial transactions. Because much of this law is codified in the Uniform Commercial Code, emphasis will be placed on the techniques for using the Code. A substantial portion of the course will be devoted to Article 9 of the Code dealing with secured transactions, including the interplay between Article 9 and Bankruptcy Code. Parts of Article 2 (sales), Article 2A (leases), Article 3 (negotiable instruments) and Article 4 (bank collections will also be covered).
7220 - 1Oil and Gas2016 SpringOwnership, acquisition and development of domestic and international mineral resources focusing primarily on oil and gas, but including some hardrock mineral topics. Policy, conservation and environmental issues affecting development will be addressed, as well as various joint development arrangements. PREREQUISITES: Administrative Law OR Natural Resources Law.
7250 - 1Envirmntl Conflict Resolution2016 SpringThis course provides an analysis of the most important patent cases involving chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology related inventions. The relevance of these cases to patent preparation and prosecution strategies will be emphasized. Attention will also be given to the interpretation of patent claims directed to chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology related inventions. PREREQUISITES: Intellectual Property Survey. RECOMMENDED: Patent Law
7280 - 1Int'l Environmental Lw2016 SpringThis course is designed for students interested in the international dimensions of environmental law and policy as well as for students interested in international law and institutions. The objective of the course is to familiarize students with the basic issues and concepts of international environmental law, explore the underlying conflicts and examine the emerging institutional framework.
7700 - 1Land Use Control2016 SpringPrepares students to represent private and public clients with respect to the development of real estate. The course examines public land use controls such as zoning and subdivision regulations, and private land use controls such as restrictive covenants and nuisance litigation that may limit the available options for deriving profit or pleasure from real property. This course is a companion to the Real Estate Transfer & Finance Course.
7761 - 1Criminal Penalties2016 SpringThis course will examine the rules that govern the determination and administration of criminal sentences. More specifically, we will consider 1) sentencing procedures, which govern the choice of the penalty for an individual offender; 2) sentencing policies, which shape legislative choices of penalties; and 3) the administration of prison sentences. Within these three broad areas, we will examine specific topics such as federal and state sentencing guideline systems, the choice between incarceration and other forms of criminal sanction, prisoners' rights, and the extent to which the Constitution restricts sentencing choices.
7836 - 1Leg Issues Archaeology2016 SpringLegal Issues in Archaeology: This class is offered jointly to both law students and anthropology graduate students and is co-taught with a member of the Anthropology Department. Substantively, it will cover the laws governing the protection and ownership of archaeological artifacts and human remains, environmental and other regulations governing excavations, the investigation and prosecution of archaeological crimes, and an introduction to international archaeological issues. The class will also include a skills component, with simulations involving the law and anthropology graduate students in situations that are likely to arise in practice.
7839 - 119th Cent Disadv Groups2016 SpringThe course examines the white man's rationale and method for the domination of African-Americans, Indians, women, and children. The inquiry into slave law focuses upon such practical questions as the impact of criminal law upon masters and slaves, and restrictions upon emancipation. The Indian law section addresses the integrity of judicial policy in the application of fundamental theory created to govern a unique group. Nineteenth century family law provides further insight into the hierarchical morality of the period. While the context of the cases has some inherent interest, the actual goal of the class is to provide practice in careful analysis of judicial reasoning. Set to the daunting task of justifying the unjustifiable, nineteenth century opinions often display subtle and sophisticated reasoning.
7845 - 1Int'l Criminal Law2016 SpringBasics of the transnational issues likely to arise in both US criminal cases and international efforts to impose criminal responsibility on the perpetrators of serious offenses. Specifically, the course introduces general principles of both domestic and international law governing efforts to apply U.S. criminal law to foreign crimes and foreign criminals; application of those principles to specific offenses such as terrorism and torture; extraterritorial application of US law; and the prosecution of international crimes such as crimes against humanity and war crimes.
7880 - 1Non-Profit Orgs Law2016 SpringThis course introduces students to the fundamental corporate, tax, charitable trust and business principles associated with not-for-profit organizations. Activities conducted through not-for-profit organizations constitute one of the largest sectors of the economy. Indeed, many of the activities comprising the social fabric of our culture, education, health care, religion, charities are conducted through not-for-profit organizations. While sharing some features with their for-profit brethren, not-for-profits face unique business and legal issues. We examine these issues in a variety of contexts, focusing on the theoretical and the practical aspects of these organizations.
7013 - 1Sec Law: Pub Companies2016 SpringThis course will prepare students to advise public companies with respect to their securities law compliance obligations. Topics will include the ongoing disclosure requirement, the tender offer rules, the proxy rules, the corporate governance and other listing standards of the NYSE and NASDAQ, and insider trading. In addition, the course will discuss issues concerning the acquisition of public companies, including the agreements used for such transactions, the steps public companies take to thwart hostile takeovers, and the fiduciary duties owed by officers and directors in this context. Time permitting, we will cover the compliance obligations of financial intermediaries, including stock brokers, investment advisers, mutual funds, hedge funds, and venture capital funds.
7014 - 1Copyright/Trademark2016 SpringThis course will begin by examining the legal protections accorded to creative works by copyright law. It will explore the purposes and goals of that law and the requirements of originality, authorship, and fixation. It will then introduce the various rights extended by copyright law to an "author," and limitations on those rights, including the defense of fair use. The course then shifts to trademark law. After introducing the Lanham Act and examining the purposes of that law, the course considers issues of acquiring a trademark, distinctiveness, trade dress, trademark infringement, and defenses against claims of infringement. It concludes with a brief introduction to trade secret law and the right of publicity.
7015 - 1Real Estate Development2016 SpringThis course is designed to teach real estate development through practical experience. The course explores the risks inherent in real estate development and the concrete steps required to take a real estate project from the conceptual stage to completion. The course will focus on the various risks and hurdles to successfully putting a real estate development together. Students will take a single site (of their own or one offered by the instructor) and produce several small reports that require research and analysis on: (1) market conditions for the proposed use and site; (2) planning/zoning issues and resolutions; (3) financing, including both equity and debt; and (4) site-related legal issues (such as title and environmental problems). In addition to book and internet research, students will be required to discuss their projects with planning officials in the relevant jurisdiction(s) and to speak with financing sources. At the end of the course, these combined reports should allow the student to determine whether a given project is feasible and help with a decision to move forward. This course is entirely project-based and will not have an exam. Students should expect to attend field trips to current projects.
7016 - 1Family Law Practice Lab2016 SpringThis practice- and skills-focused course is a complement to the three-credit Family Law course. This lab is problem-based and teaches students the basic "how to's" for handling family law cases. Skills addressed will include attorney-client interactions, representation at mediation and in litigation, and document drafting for divorce or custody cases. The course will include simulation exercises and participation by family law practitioners. Pre- or co-requisite: Family Law.
7570 - 3Real Estate Drafting2016 SpringThis course will provide students with an introduction to the basics of drafting contracts, including multiple drafting exercises.
7800 - 7Sexuality, Gender and the Law2016 SpringAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7894 - 1Trdmrk Prosec & Pract2016 SpringThis skills-based course introduces students to trademark prosecution in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The goal is to help students develop the basic knowledge and skills utilized in filing and prosecuting trademark applications, in addition to the examination of filed applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. No course prerequisites or technical background is required, but students are strongly encouraged to have already taken or to concurrently enroll in IP Survey, Copyright & Trademark Law, or Trademark Law, as this course effectively functions as a lab accompanying those courses.
7895 - 1Spanish for Lawyers2016 SpringThis course offers an opportunity for students to enhance their existing Spanish communication skills in legal practice. The course will cover specific Spanish vocabulary necessary to communicate in a variety of legal settings from direct client representation in administrative and judicial proceedings to community education and policy reform efforts. The course will also provide exposure to the linguistic and cultural diversity of Latino communities and improve cultural competency for client interaction and communication. The course will emphasize speaking and listening skills, however, students will also be responsible for reading and writing assignments. Prerequisites: Students must already have basic proficiency in Spanish. Students will be given writing assignments that may involve either drafting legal documents or client correspondence in Spanish, or the translation of legal documents into Spanish. Students will also participate in mock interviews with Spanish speaking clients seeking legal advice or representation.
7896 - 1Korean for Lawyers2016 SpringThis course offers an opportunity for students to enhance their existing Korean communication skills in legal practice. The course will cover specific Korean vocabulary necessary to communicate in a variety of legal settings from direct client representation in administrative and judicial proceedings to community education and policy reform efforts. The course will also provide exposure to the linguistic and cultural diversity of Latino communities and improve cultural competency for client interaction and communication. The course will emphasize speaking and listening skills, however, students will also be responsible for reading and writing assignments. Prerequisites: Students must already have basic proficiency in Korean. Students will be given writing assignments that may involve either drafting legal documents or client correspondence in Korean, or the translation of legal documents into Korean. Students will also participate in mock interviews with Korean speaking clients seeking legal advice or representation.
7920 - 1Lawyering Skills Survey2016 SummerThe basic lawyering skills of interviewing, counseling, negotiating and problem-solving will be taught using videotaped demonstrations, role-playing exercises, students videotaped performances, discussions and reflective writing. During the academic year students should arrange to observe/engage in these lawyering skills in actual practice in order to reflect upon them. Such opportunities can be obtained through paid clerkships, the Pro Bono Initiative or appropriate Clinics (Civil, Criminal, Mediation). See Clinical Program Brochure for further information on live experiences and on clinic options.
7570 - 1Drafting: Contracts2016 SummerThis course will provide students with an introduction to the basics of drafting contracts, including multiple drafting exercises.
7842 - 1Take/Defend Depositions2016 SummerWith only a small percentage of cases actually going to trial, the real battleground for most litigation is the deposition. Depositions can make or break a client?s case and knowing how to effectively take and defend depositions is key to a successful litigation strategy. Deposition testimony often plays a pivotal role in determining motions for summary judgment and in settlement. This is a practical skills course and students will learn the basics of taking and defending the depositions of lay witnesses, Rule 30(b)(6) corporate representatives and expert witnesses. Through lecture, classroom demonstrations and mock deposition exercises, students will learn the procedural rules governing depositions, various examination techniques, how to handle documents, how to assert and respond to objections, how to prepare a deponent and the ethical issues surrounding depositions. The mock deposition exercise will be conducted by experienced lawyers.
7841 - 1Prep & Exam Witnesses2016 SummerOpening statements and closing arguments are seen as the trial lawyer's stock in trade, but trials are won and lost on the witness stand. This course will focus on the preparation, handling and presentation of the witness at trial. The class will emphasize the importance of pre-trial preparation before both direct and cross-examination, and the execution of those skills. We will also deal with witnesses who need specific preparation, handling, and presentation, such as experts, child victims of violent or sex-related crimes, witnesses who are mentally or emotionally disabled, and witnesses who must testify through the use of an interpreter. The format of the class will be a lecture on the use and presentation of a particular classification of witness, a demonstration of a direct and/or cross-examination of that class of witness, and hands-on participation in the examinations of the witness by students. This 2-credit course is graded.
7940 - 1Judicial Process2016 SummerProvides an opportunity for students to place their judicial clinic experiences in a broader context, and to explore their insights about courts in greater depth. The class looks at how judges make decisions by considering legal philosophy, brought to bear upon statutory, common law and constitutional interpretation. The course focuses on how judges are selected and how process affects decision-making. The course also considers how courts operate and current issues about the adversary process. PRE- OR CO- REQUISITE: Law 7950 Judicial Clinic Placement
7080 - 1Advanced Issues in Crim Law2016 SummerThis course is intended for students that have an intense interest in criminal law issues. Students will engage in legal and interdisciplinary research on specific assigned topics of criminal law. Students will draft detailed memorandum analyzing and summarizing the results of this research. This class is not a seminar but may fulfill the substantial writing requirement with the permission of the instructor. Please contact instructor for details on this unique class.
7030 - 1Criminal Procedure2016 SummerIntroduction to constitutional criminal procedure. This course surveys the basic limitations on the detection and investigation of crimes, with special emphasis on the constitutional rights of criminal defendants. Topics to be covered include the incorporation doctrine, the right to counsel, search and seizure law, police interrogation and confessions, and the use of illegally obtained evidence.
7891 - 1Tech & Modern Litigtn2016 SummerThis skills-centered course will focus on the impact of technology on all aspects of litigation from service of process through discovery through trial. Key topics of the course include: e-discovery; the preservation, collection, and production of electronically stored information; modern discovery tools; trial presentation technologies; and the strategic and ethical considerations raised by technology in litigation.
7410 - 1Constitutional Law II2016 SummerIndividual rights in constitutional law. Topics include equal protection and freedom of expression and religion. This course is required for graduation and must be taken in the second year.
6040 - 1Civil Procedure2015 FallTopics covered include jurisdiction (territorial, subject matter, and venue); forum non conveniens and transfer; state law in federal courts (Erie); pleading and motions; discovery and pretrial; summary judgment; and introduction to remedies.
6080 - 1Contracts2015 FallLegal principles governing the formation, interpretation, performance, enforcement, and discharge of contracts.
6140 - 1Torts2015 FallStudy of the law that governs the recovery of money damages or other civil relief (as distinguished from criminal prosecutions) for harm caused by another person's conduct. Primarily devoted to examination of the legal protection for each individual's interests in his or her person, relationships, and property.
6180 - 1Legal Methods2015 FallThe legal methods course will teach students how to engage in sophisticated forms of legal analysis. Students will also learn how to communicate their legal analysis in an effective and efficient manner through objective office memoranda and persuasive legal documents. In addition, students will be introduced to the United States legal system and the basics of legal practice. Finally, students will learn how to locate primary and secondary legal source material and how to devise effective legal research strategies.
7040 - 1Evidence2015 FallRules of evidence, expert testimony; role of court and juror; direct and cross examination; competency and privileges of witnesses; admission and exclusion of evidence; credibility of evidence; relevancy and circumstantial evidence; hearsay rule; real proof and writings; and constitutional problems of evidence law.
7050 - 1Bus Organizations2015 FallThis course covers the law of agency, as well as the law governing different types of business entities, with a focus on partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations.
7070 - 1Federal Income Tax2015 FallThe course deals with federal income tax policies and principles. No previous background in tax, accounting or business is required. We will develop new skills in analyzing and interpreting statutes and regulations to combine with your existing ability to understand case law. Statutes cannot be understood or applied as mere strings of words; policy, politics and history must be considered. This course is not about how to complete returns, but how to pierce the prose to determine who gets what, and why. RECOMMENDED: Business Organizations.
7990 - 1Criminal Process2015 FallThis year-long course includes lecture, discussion and problems to prepare students who are enrolled in the Criminal Clinic to handle criminal cases. It also explores the criminal justice system from various social science perspectives and the role of attorneys in that system. This course is open only to 3Ls who are concurrently enrolled in the year-long Criminal Clinic. See Clinical Program Brochure for more information on the Criminal Clinic. PREREQUISITES: Evidence, Trial Advocacy. RECOMMENDED: Criminal Procedure
7940 - 1Judicial Process2015 FallProvides an opportunity for students to place their judicial clinic experiences in a broader context, and to explore their insights about courts in greater depth. The class looks at how judges make decisions by considering legal philosophy, brought to bear upon statutory, common law and constitutional interpretation. The course focuses on how judges are selected and how process affects decision-making. The course also considers how courts operate and current issues about the adversary process. PRE- OR CO- REQUISITE: Law 7950 Judicial Clinic Placement
7240 - 1Environmental Law2015 FallAn introduction to legal and policy issues of environmental protection and decision-making, including study of common law approaches to pollution control; and the theories and approach to federal laws governing environmental regulation.
7410 - 1Constitutional Law II2015 FallIndividual rights in constitutional law. Topics include equal protection and freedom of expression and religion. This course is required for graduation and must be taken in the second year.
7900 - 1Legal Profession2015 FallThe nature of the legal profession, with particular emphasis on the roles of lawyers and the ways in which those roles create legal, political, moral and personal conflicts. The Model Rules of Professional Conduct are studied. This course is required for graduation and may be taken in either the second or third year.
6190 - 1Legal Research2015 FallTaught in conjunction with Legal Methods, Legal Research teaches students how to locate primary and secondary legal sources material and how to devise effective legal research strategies.
7097 - 1Appellate Practice2015 FallAn examination of the practical and procedural components of appellate litigation. Students will receive instruction regarding the legal principles and skills involved in appellate practice and, based on a real trial transcript, apply these lessons by researching potential issues, writing an appellate brief and presenting a mock oral argument. The course will meet twice a week: an all-class lecture on a weekday followed by a smaller evening section on a weeknight. This course is recommended, although not required, for students wishing to participate in the Traynor Moot Court Competition. This course satisfies the skills requirement.
7300 - 1Administrative Law2015 FallFederal and state administrative agencies not only adjudicate thousands more cases than all of the courts, they also legislate, making the bulk of rules that govern those cases. As the instrument of government charged with implementing government decisions, they also "execute the laws" as part of the executive branch. This course introduces the statutory policymaking roles of administrative agencies; the limits on their authority; the procedural requirements that structure agency decision-making; and the role of judicial review. The focus is on federal administrative agencies, though some aspects of state law are also discussed.
7030 - 1Criminal Procedure2015 FallIntroduction to constitutional criminal procedure. This course surveys the basic limitations on the detection and investigation of crimes, with special emphasis on the constitutional rights of criminal defendants. Topics to be covered include the incorporation doctrine, the right to counsel, search and seizure law, police interrogation and confessions, and the use of illegally obtained evidence.
7782 - 1Justice Thru Research2015 FallStudents will do research on contemporary global issues involving justice and the rule of law. The research and related drafting will often be in partnership with outside organizations such as governments, non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, think tanks, and other academic institutions. Students may often work in teams with other students and faculty on various projects. This course is ungraded (P/F).
7788 - 1New Ventures2015 FallThe class will present an overview of the legal process of and issues involved in the commercializing technologies and launching new ventures. Students will also share their intern experiences in order to maximize their learning from their work. Grades will be based on students' work product and/or recommendation of attorney-supervisor, class participation, and presentations at the end of each semester. The clinic will also provide opportunities to interface with inventors, corporate representatives, as well as outside patent and corporate counsel. Year-long enrollment required; FOUR credits total. RECOMMENDED: Lawyering Skills or Lawyering Skills/Legal Profession. See Clinical Brochure for further information on the New Ventures Clinic.
7200 - 1Natural Resources2015 FallProvides the basic introduction and overview of management of public lands and natural resources. The course begins with the history of the public lands, including allocation of authority within the federal government and between federal and state governments. After an introduction to the National Environmental Policy Act and the Administrative Procedure Act, the course then looks at each of the six major resource areas: minerals, timber, range, wildlife, water, recreation, and preservation. Throughout the course, the environmental, economic, and social dimensions of natural resource policy and conflicts will be examined.
7570 - 1Drafting: Contracts2015 FallThis course will provide students with an introduction to the basics of drafting contracts, including multiple drafting exercises.
7065 - 1Intellectual Property2015 FallThis course will introduce students to the theory, doctrine, and institutions of the major intellectual property regimes, including copyright, patent, and trademark. Overall, the course seeks to examine the role of intellectual property law in the information age and its effects on science, the economy, culture and politics.
7920 - 1Lawyering Skills Survey2015 FallThe basic lawyering skills of interviewing, counseling, negotiating and problem-solving will be taught using videotaped demonstrations, role-playing exercises, students videotaped performances, discussions and reflective writing. During the academic year students should arrange to observe/engage in these lawyering skills in actual practice in order to reflect upon them. Such opportunities can be obtained through paid clerkships, the Pro Bono Initiative or appropriate Clinics (Civil, Criminal, Mediation). See Clinical Program Brochure for further information on live experiences and on clinic options.
7878 - 1Terrorism Sim. Design2015 FallThe Counterterrorism Simulation Design course provides a unique opportunity for students who have previously taken Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism to directly participate in creating simulations conducted in the Counterterrorism course. Students will research and write scenarios, facilitate student preparation for the simulation exercises conducted in the Counterterrorism course and lead simulation sessions. Scenarios address a wide-range of legal issues including constitutional law, criminal law, and international law. This graded course is two credits per semester (4 total credits for the year). A yearlong commitment is required. Prerequisite: Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism.
7829 - 1Innocence Law2015 FallThis course will cover post-conviction remedies, state and federal, including post-conviction motions and habeas corpus as well as judicial proceedings to prove actual innocence. Students will learn how to investigate cases of actual innocence using both forensic scientific evidence and other compelling evidence of innocence. The course will also provide students with a review of the criminal justice system from the innocence prospective.
7020 - 1Legislative Process2015 FallThis course involves the study of legislative process at the state and federal level with an emphasis on Utah state legislative process and issues. The course is divided into two components. First is the study of the current legal issues surrounding the legislative process, including: the initiative and referendum process, the single subject rule, redistricting, and theories of statutory interpretation. This part of the course will focus on current and recent events, e.g., the voucher controversy and the omnibus education bill, from the Utah legislature. This part of the class will be conducted through traditional lectures and will conclude with a mid-term exam at the end of the segment. The second component involves the formulation, drafting and enactment of legislation. The study of this second component will be done through role play where each student will draft legislation, present oral testimony in front of a legislative committee, and sponsor amendments to other students bills.
7869 - 1Adoption Law2015 FallThis course focuses on laws pertaining to the adoption of children and the current practice of adoption law. Topics typically covered include the history and evolution of legal adoption in the United States; constitutional jurisprudence surrounding the termination and relinquishment of parental rights; the evolution of "best interests of the child" standard in adoptive placement; the confidentiality of adoption records and the rise of "open adoption;" international adoption issues; and the intersection of adoption law and discrimination against prospective parents. This 2-credit course is graded.
7800 - 2Toxic Torts:Pollution & Hlth2015 FallAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7800 - 3Corp Citizenship & Human Rgts2015 FallAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7800 - 4Global Justice2015 FallAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7800 - 5Current Issues in Criminal Law2015 FallAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7600 - 1Trusts & Estates2015 FallThis course explores the legal problems related to inter vivos and testamentary gratuitous transfers of wealth, including: intestate succession; wills and the construction of wills; will substitutes, including trusts, contracts, multiple party bank accounts, and gifts; restrictions on transfers of wealth aimed at protecting the family; class gifts; and probate and trust administration. Close attention will be paid to the Uniform Probate Code, and the policies they reflect.
7844 - 1Public Policy Practicum2015 FallThe classroom component of the practicum will focus on the application of theory to practice. Students will engage with the substantive law of the rights violations being investigated, discuss the strategies available to advocates seeking change, confront legal and ethical issues as they arise in their work, receive training on practical legal skills as needed, and reflect upon their experiences. Students will be graded on a combination of participation and the completion of assignments for the clinical component. There will be no final exam. Note: This course may be repeated for credit.
7080 - 1Pre-Trial Practice2015 FallThis course is intended for students that have an intense interest in criminal law issues. Students will engage in legal and interdisciplinary research on specific assigned topics of criminal law. Students will draft detailed memorandum analyzing and summarizing the results of this research. This class is not a seminar but may fulfill the substantial writing requirement with the permission of the instructor. Please contact instructor for details on this unique class.
7080 - 2Arbitration2015 FallThis course is intended for students that have an intense interest in criminal law issues. Students will engage in legal and interdisciplinary research on specific assigned topics of criminal law. Students will draft detailed memorandum analyzing and summarizing the results of this research. This class is not a seminar but may fulfill the substantial writing requirement with the permission of the instructor. Please contact instructor for details on this unique class.
7360 - 1Health Law2015 FallHealth Law provides an introduction to the broad array of legal principles involved in the delivery of health care today. Legal issues related to health policy, health care administration, and biomedical ethics will be included. Topics to be addressed include the physician-patient relationship; confidentiality; informed consent; medical error and apology; medical malpractice and tort reform; end of life issues such as withholding and withdrawing care; Good Samaritan laws; reproductive health issues, including contraception, abortion, and stem cell research; human subjects research; organ transplantation; and regulation of pharmaceuticals. Students have the opportunity to (but are not required to) also participate in the Health Law Clinic. See Clinical Program Descriptions for more information regarding Health Law Clinic.
7460 - 1Gambling & Gaming Law2015 FallCovers the breadth of an explosive and controversial industry intensively regulated at federal and state levels. Many doctrinal lines are crossed including admininstrative law, commerical law, criminal law, tribal sovereignty, tax, social regulation etc.
7625 - 1Middle Eastern Law2015 FallThe course will offer an overview of Islamic and Middle Eastern law, and will provide an occasion for students to participate in the elaboration of a Casebook in the field. It will cover the major legal subjects in the discipline with a focus on the modern period. In addition to a historical survey of sources and periods of ME law, topics include judicial review, constitutional law, obligations, commercial law, family law, human rights and criminal law.
7790 - 1Energy Law2015 FallThis course offers an introduction to federal and state regulation of energy. Both "traditional" fuels and emerging, "alternative" energy sources will be covered. Course units will place particular focus on the history of energy law; current energy policy under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and other statutes; the tension between state and federal jurisdiction; ratemaking; regulation, deregulation, and energy markets; energy law as an environmental issue; and the future of energy. Case studies will provide a window into cutting-edge issues in energy law and policy.
7851 - 1Real Estate Trans/Finan2015 FallStandard residential and commercial real estate transactions, including consideration of brokerage arrangements, contracts of sale, methods of financing, methods of title protection and assurance, mortgage markets, construction loans, permanent financing, and mortgages and other devices for creating and enforcing security interests with respect to land.
7260 - 1Environmental Practice2015 FallThis course will evaluate in detail the practical, procedural and strategic aspects of the practice of environmental and natural resources law using readings and simulated exercises. The course will cover practice elements under the Clean air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Community Right-to-Know Act and CERCLA. Exercises will include client counseling, witness interviewing, drafting administrative and citizen suit complaints, summary judgment motions, settlement negotiations and rulemaking practice. PREREQUISITES: Either Environmental Law OR Natural Resources
7861 - 1White Collar Crime2015 FallThis course explores the law of economic and political crimes associated with the rubric " white collar crime. " Topics typically covered include: bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud, tax fraud, extortion, securities fraud, racketeering, and money laundering, along with quasi-criminal laws such as forfeiture of assets.
7910 - 1International Law2015 FallThis is the foundational international law course. Through the study of historical and contemporary issues, this course introduces the basic doctrines and institutions of public international law. Using these issues as a context for understanding how the international legal system operates, the course explores classical, modern, and contemporary doctrines and theories about international law. In addition to studying the substantive legal issues of self-determination, human rights and the law of war, the course will cover treaties and conventions; the development of customary law; and the role/identity of individuals, states and international organizations in the international legal system.
7910 - 2Medieval English Law2015 FallThis course is about how law has interacted with the development of America. What events, values, and movements shaped the American legal order? The greatest emphasis will be upon the nineteenth century. The materials will be secondary sources with some use of primary materials.
7450 - 1Indian Law2015 FallAnalyzes the development of the legal and political relationship between the tribes and the United States as viewed through court decisions and Acts of Congress. Emphasis will placed on current legal problems and issues facing indian tribes and the relationship with the United States and the states.
7061 - 1Bankruptcy2015 FallThis introductory course studies the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, including the law of preferences, fraudulent transfers, executory contracts, and the bankruptcy relief available under Chapters 7, 11, and 13 of the Code. Basic consumer and business bankruptcies are explained, and current issues in bankruptcy law are addressed.
7882 - 1Religion & First Amend2015 FallThis course examines the legal relationship between religion and government, paying particular attention to the history, values, and case law surrounding the Religion Clauses of the First Amendment. Students will also study protections for religious liberty arising from the Free Speech Clause and state and federal legislation, as well as several current controversies over the separation of church and state.
7800 - 1Int'l Law Foreign Investment2015 FallAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7320 - 1Antitrust2015 FallThe study of the law and economics of antitrust policy and the public and private methods for enforcing antitrust policy. Particular emphasis is placed on the Sherman and Clayton Acts and the issues of monopolization, mergers, price fixing, boycotts, tying arrangements and state and local government actions displacing the competitive process.
7800 - 6History & Theory of Int'l Law2015 FallAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7920 - 1Lawyering Skills Survey2015 SummerThe basic lawyering skills of interviewing, counseling, negotiating and problem-solving will be taught using videotaped demonstrations, role-playing exercises, students videotaped performances, discussions and reflective writing. During the academic year students should arrange to observe/engage in these lawyering skills in actual practice in order to reflect upon them. Such opportunities can be obtained through paid clerkships, the Pro Bono Initiative or appropriate Clinics (Civil, Criminal, Mediation). See Clinical Program Brochure for further information on live experiences and on clinic options.
7570 - 1Drafting: Contracts2015 SummerThis course will provide students with an introduction to the basics of drafting contracts, including multiple drafting exercises.
7886 - 1Statutory Interpret2015 SummerThis course is designed to provide students with the skills to successfully interpret state and federal statutes. The course is organized around the doctrines and principles that courts rely on when interpreting statutes, and incorporates exercises and an exam that focuses on developing the tools to argue and resolve difficult statutory interpretation questions.
7842 - 1Take/Defend Depositions2015 SummerWith only a small percentage of cases actually going to trial, the real battleground for most litigation is the deposition. Depositions can make or break a client?s case and knowing how to effectively take and defend depositions is key to a successful litigation strategy. Deposition testimony often plays a pivotal role in determining motions for summary judgment and in settlement. This is a practical skills course and students will learn the basics of taking and defending the depositions of lay witnesses, Rule 30(b)(6) corporate representatives and expert witnesses. Through lecture, classroom demonstrations and mock deposition exercises, students will learn the procedural rules governing depositions, various examination techniques, how to handle documents, how to assert and respond to objections, how to prepare a deponent and the ethical issues surrounding depositions. The mock deposition exercise will be conducted by experienced lawyers.
7841 - 1Prep & Exam Witnesses2015 SummerOpening statements and closing arguments are seen as the trial lawyer's stock in trade, but trials are won and lost on the witness stand. This course will focus on the preparation, handling and presentation of the witness at trial. The class will emphasize the importance of pre-trial preparation before both direct and cross-examination, and the execution of those skills. We will also deal with witnesses who need specific preparation, handling, and presentation, such as experts, child victims of violent or sex-related crimes, witnesses who are mentally or emotionally disabled, and witnesses who must testify through the use of an interpreter. The format of the class will be a lecture on the use and presentation of a particular classification of witness, a demonstration of a direct and/or cross-examination of that class of witness, and hands-on participation in the examinations of the witness by students. This 2-credit course is graded.
7040 - 1Evidence2015 SummerRules of evidence, expert testimony; role of court and juror; direct and cross examination; competency and privileges of witnesses; admission and exclusion of evidence; credibility of evidence; relevancy and circumstantial evidence; hearsay rule; real proof and writings; and constitutional problems of evidence law.
7940 - 1Judicial Process2015 SummerProvides an opportunity for students to place their judicial clinic experiences in a broader context, and to explore their insights about courts in greater depth. The class looks at how judges make decisions by considering legal philosophy, brought to bear upon statutory, common law and constitutional interpretation. The course focuses on how judges are selected and how process affects decision-making. The course also considers how courts operate and current issues about the adversary process. PRE- OR CO- REQUISITE: Law 7950 Judicial Clinic Placement
7080 - 1Advanced Issues in Crim Law2015 SummerThis course is intended for students that have an intense interest in criminal law issues. Students will engage in legal and interdisciplinary research on specific assigned topics of criminal law. Students will draft detailed memorandum analyzing and summarizing the results of this research. This class is not a seminar but may fulfill the substantial writing requirement with the permission of the instructor. Please contact instructor for details on this unique class.
7030 - 1Criminal Procedure2015 SummerIntroduction to constitutional criminal procedure. This course surveys the basic limitations on the detection and investigation of crimes, with special emphasis on the constitutional rights of criminal defendants. Topics to be covered include the incorporation doctrine, the right to counsel, search and seizure law, police interrogation and confessions, and the use of illegally obtained evidence.
7891 - 1Tech & Modern Litigtn2015 SummerThis skills-centered course will focus on the impact of technology on all aspects of litigation from service of process through discovery through trial. Key topics of the course include: e-discovery; the preservation, collection, and production of electronically stored information; modern discovery tools; trial presentation technologies; and the strategic and ethical considerations raised by technology in litigation.
7892 - 1Immigration Skills Lab2015 SummerThis course equips students with the practical knowledge and skills utilized in federal deportation hearings in the United States. It addresses the applicable procedures, substantive requirements, and best practices relating to representing both foreign-born citizens and the United States in such proceedings. The lab covers the most common applications for relief in such proceedings, including asylum, cancellation of removal for permanent residents, cancellation of removal for non-permanent residents, and adjustment of status. The lab will also cover issues relating to immigration detention and voluntary departure. The course is built on experiential simulations. Generally, for each topic, the course will cover a substantive requirement, the class will strategize about related examples, and individuals or groups will work through the simulation from both sides (government and respondent).
7800 - 1Reproductive Rights & Justice2015 SummerAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7560 - 1Adv Legal Resrch2015 SummerThis class builds on the basics introduced in the first year Legal Methods/ Legal Research course. Students will have a variety of research experiences and will be given the opportunity to develop practical legal research skills in researching print and electronic legal and non-legal materials. Written research projects will be required throughout the course.
7300 - 1Administrative Law2015 SummerFederal and state administrative agencies not only adjudicate thousands more cases than all of the courts, they also legislate, making the bulk of rules that govern those cases. As the instrument of government charged with implementing government decisions, they also "execute the laws" as part of the executive branch. This course introduces the statutory policymaking roles of administrative agencies; the limits on their authority; the procedural requirements that structure agency decision-making; and the role of judicial review. The focus is on federal administrative agencies, though some aspects of state law are also discussed.
6100 - 1Criminal Law2015 SpringThe substantive law of crimes, including general principles and the elements of specific offenses and defenses.
6120 - 1Property2015 SpringCommon law possessory and future interests, estates in land, landlord-tenant relationships, concurrent tenancies, adverse possession, private and governmental restrictions on the use of land, easements and covenants, and some elementary principles of personal property law.
6180 - 1Legal Methods2015 SpringThe legal methods course will teach students how to engage in sophisticated forms of legal analysis. Students will also learn how to communicate their legal analysis in an effective and efficient manner through objective office memoranda and persuasive legal documents. In addition, students will be introduced to the United States legal system and the basics of legal practice. Finally, students will learn how to locate primary and secondary legal source material and how to devise effective legal research strategies.
7040 - 1Evidence2015 SpringRules of evidence, expert testimony; role of court and juror; direct and cross examination; competency and privileges of witnesses; admission and exclusion of evidence; credibility of evidence; relevancy and circumstantial evidence; hearsay rule; real proof and writings; and constitutional problems of evidence law.
7072 - 1Trial Advocacy2015 SpringA skills training course which uses text materials, problems, simulated courtroom settings, student performance, and faculty critique to teach basic trial advocacy skills. This course is comprised of two sessions per week: 1) an all-class lecture on a weekday; and 2) a smaller evening section on an assigned weeknight. The course concludes with a mock trial at the state courthouse. PRE- OR CO- REQUISITE: Evidence. Note: Second year students intending to enroll in the Criminal Clinic during their third year should enroll in Evidence and Trial Advocacy during their second year. This course satisfies the skills requirement.
7990 - 1Criminal Process2015 SpringThis year-long course includes lecture, discussion and problems to prepare students who are enrolled in the Criminal Clinic to handle criminal cases. It also explores the criminal justice system from various social science perspectives and the role of attorneys in that system. This course is open only to 3Ls who are concurrently enrolled in the year-long Criminal Clinic. See Clinical Program Brochure for more information on the Criminal Clinic. PREREQUISITES: Evidence, Trial Advocacy. RECOMMENDED: Criminal Procedure
7940 - 1Judicial Process2015 SpringProvides an opportunity for students to place their judicial clinic experiences in a broader context, and to explore their insights about courts in greater depth. The class looks at how judges make decisions by considering legal philosophy, brought to bear upon statutory, common law and constitutional interpretation. The course focuses on how judges are selected and how process affects decision-making. The course also considers how courts operate and current issues about the adversary process. PRE- OR CO- REQUISITE: Law 7950 Judicial Clinic Placement
7098 - 1Traynor Moot Court2015 SpringSecond or third year. Students will brief and argue an appellate legal issue and participate in the intra-mural moot court competition.
7410 - 1Constitutional Law II2015 SpringIndividual rights in constitutional law. Topics include equal protection and freedom of expression and religion. This course is required for graduation and must be taken in the second year.
7560 - 1Adv Legal Resrch2015 SpringThis class builds on the basics introduced in the first year Legal Methods/ Legal Research course. Students will have a variety of research experiences and will be given the opportunity to develop practical legal research skills in researching print and electronic legal and non-legal materials. Written research projects will be required throughout the course.
7900 - 1Legal Profession2015 SpringThe nature of the legal profession, with particular emphasis on the roles of lawyers and the ways in which those roles create legal, political, moral and personal conflicts. The Model Rules of Professional Conduct are studied. This course is required for graduation and may be taken in either the second or third year.
7981 - 1Utah Law Review2015 Spring
7350 - 1Immigration Law2015 SpringThrough the study of statutory and case law as well as historical and contemporary theories and debates about immigration, this course provides a review of immigration and asylum law and policy. The course explores issues such as the meaning of membership in the "national community" and obligations of members to those deemed outsiders. We will analyze these issues through the examination of asylum law, types of entries by foreigners, deportation, exclusion, immigrant and non-immigrant status, employment law, and citizenship.
7602 - 1Estate Planning2015 SpringThis course will explore the tax and non-tax issues involved in planning estates for individuals of different financial and personal circumstances. Students will receive a thorough grounding in the tax concepts that pertain to the transfer of wealth both during life and at death. Students also will have the opportunity to conduct a client interview and complete planning/drafting projects during the semester. Limited Enrollment. PRE OR CO-REQUISITE: Trusts & Estates Recommended: Federal Income Tax.
7600 - 1Trusts & Estates2015 SpringThis course explores the legal problems related to inter vivos and testamentary gratuitous transfers of wealth, including: intestate succession; wills and the construction of wills; will substitutes, including trusts, contracts, multiple party bank accounts, and gifts; restrictions on transfers of wealth aimed at protecting the family; class gifts; and probate and trust administration. Close attention will be paid to the Uniform Probate Code, and the policies they reflect.
7300 - 1Administrative Law2015 SpringFederal and state administrative agencies not only adjudicate thousands more cases than all of the courts, they also legislate, making the bulk of rules that govern those cases. As the instrument of government charged with implementing government decisions, they also "execute the laws" as part of the executive branch. This course introduces the statutory policymaking roles of administrative agencies; the limits on their authority; the procedural requirements that structure agency decision-making; and the role of judicial review. The focus is on federal administrative agencies, though some aspects of state law are also discussed.
7920 - 1Lawyering Skills Survey2015 SpringThe basic lawyering skills of interviewing, counseling, negotiating and problem-solving will be taught using videotaped demonstrations, role-playing exercises, students videotaped performances, discussions and reflective writing. During the academic year students should arrange to observe/engage in these lawyering skills in actual practice in order to reflect upon them. Such opportunities can be obtained through paid clerkships, the Pro Bono Initiative or appropriate Clinics (Civil, Criminal, Mediation). See Clinical Program Brochure for further information on live experiences and on clinic options.
7030 - 1Criminal Procedure2015 SpringIntroduction to constitutional criminal procedure. This course surveys the basic limitations on the detection and investigation of crimes, with special emphasis on the constitutional rights of criminal defendants. Topics to be covered include the incorporation doctrine, the right to counsel, search and seizure law, police interrogation and confessions, and the use of illegally obtained evidence.
7440 - 1Teaching Law in H.S.2015 SpringStudents study legal issues in areas of family, criminal and constitutional law in a seminar session each week and team with other students to present those subjects in a high school classroom.
7570 - 1Drafting: Contracts2015 SpringThis course will provide students with an introduction to the basics of drafting contracts, including multiple drafting exercises.
7800 - 1Human Rights & Corporations2015 SpringAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7800 - 2Victim's Rights2015 SpringAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7800 - 4Federal Criminal Law2015 SpringAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7800 - 5Takings2015 SpringAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
6060 - 1Constitutional Law I2015 SpringThe federal system and the allocation of power between the federal and state governments; allocation of power among branches of the federal government; nature and scope of judicial review, procedural due process, and individual privacy protections against government interference.
7782 - 1Justice Thru Research2015 SpringStudents will do research on contemporary global issues involving justice and the rule of law. The research and related drafting will often be in partnership with outside organizations such as governments, non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, think tanks, and other academic institutions. Students may often work in teams with other students and faculty on various projects. Year-long, ungraded.
7788 - 1New Ventures2015 SpringThe class will present an overview of the legal process of and issues involved in the commercializing technologies and launching new ventures. Students will also share their intern experiences in order to maximize their learning from their work. Grades will be based on students' work product and/or recommendation of attorney-supervisor, class participation, and presentations at the end of each semester. The clinic will also provide opportunities to interface with inventors, corporate representatives, as well as outside patent and corporate counsel. Year-long enrollment required; FOUR credits total. RECOMMENDED: Lawyering Skills or Lawyering Skills/Legal Profession. See Clinical Brochure for further information on the New Ventures Clinic.
7797 - 1International Bankruptcy2015 SpringInternational business requires cross-border cooperation in order to rescue, or liquidate, troubled enterprises. This course examines international issues, such as jurisdiction and court-to-court cooperation, in the context of American, European and Asian bankruptcy laws and practices. PRE- OR CO- REQUISITE: Law 7770 Bankruptcy Survey OR Law 7775 Business Bankruptcy: Reorganizations
7789 - 1Prsptvs Counter-Terror2015 SpringThis course will take an in-depth look at counterterrorism in China, Columbia, India, Israel, Russia, Spain and the United States. The course will examine the competing conceptions and definitions of terrorism at the national and international level and the institutions and processes designed to execute the "Global War on Terrorism." This course will include the study of the balance between national security interests and civil liberties found in the following topical areas: relevant Supreme Court decisions in the surveyed nations, legislative provisions in response to acts of terrorism, operational counter-terrorism considerations (including targeted killing), intelligence gathering (including interrogations), policy recommendations, the use of military tribunals or civil courts in trying suspected terrorists, the emerging law regarding enemy combatants and their detention, and the arguable need for new self-defense doctrines at the global level. In addition to the regularly scheduled class time, the class includes a full day scenario based counterterrorism simulation exercise in which students role play decision makers (US and international) addressing legal, policy, intelligence (gathering and analysis) and operational counterterrorism dilemmas using multiple media resources. NOTE: Participation in the all-day simulation exercise is mandatory for all students enrolled.
7760 - 1Patent Law2015 SpringThis course will provide students with an opportunity to study the substantive patent law issues which constitute conditions for patentability. Specifically, this course will explore the case law which has evolved in connection with the interpretation of several key statutory sections of Title 35 (the 1952 Patent Act), including section 101 (eligible subject matter and utility), section 102 (prior art, novelty, and loss of right), and section 103 (non-obviousness).
7773 - 1IP Licensing2015 SpringThis course will examine, in-depth and from a legal practitioner perspective, the licensing of a variety of items of intellectual property - patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrighted materials. We will simulate the negotiation and drafting of complex commercial IP licenses in a sophisticated corporate technology setting. In doing so, we will address legal, business, political, organizational, psychological, technological and ethical dynamics involved in negotiating and closing the deal.
7793 - 1Juvenile Court Law2015 SpringThis course will examine the treatment of juvenile offenders in the legal system, with emphasis on the constitutional parameters of preventing, adjudicating, and sanctioning criminal behavior by minors. Topics include the justification for distinguishing juvenile and adult offenders, age-based status offenses, the constitutional rights of juvenile delinquents, and the legal mechanisms for transferring minors to adult criminal courts. The course will address child welfare issues regarding the adjudication and disposition of abuse, neglect and dependency cases.
7844 - 1Public Policy Practicum2015 SpringThe classroom component of the practicum will focus on the application of theory to practice. Students will engage with the substantive law of the rights violations being investigated, discuss the strategies available to advocates seeking change, confront legal and ethical issues as they arise in their work, receive training on practical legal skills as needed, and reflect upon their experiences. Students will be graded on a combination of participation and the completion of assignments for the clinical component. There will be no final exam. Note: This course may be repeated for credit.
7851 - 1Real Estate Trans/Finan2015 SpringStandard residential and commercial real estate transactions, including consideration of brokerage arrangements, contracts of sale, methods of financing, methods of title protection and assurance, mortgage markets, construction loans, permanent financing, and mortgages and other devices for creating and enforcing security interests with respect to land.
7010 - 1Mediation/Adv Negotiation2015 SpringThe theories and practices of advanced negotiation and mediation will be taught in a variety of settings. There will be a substantial focus on developing these ADR skills through role-play exercises and reflection. Grades are based upon video taped performances, analytical writing, and reflective writing. Opportunities to observe live mediation will be made available. Students are also encouraged to enroll in the Mediation Clinic. See Clinical Program Brochure for further information on the Mediation Clinic.
7800 - 3Feminist Legal Theory2015 SpringAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7050 - 1Bus Organizations2015 SpringThis course covers the law of agency, as well as the law governing different types of business entities, with a focus on partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations.
7230 - 1Water Law2015 SpringOverview of the water allocation doctrines of riparian rights and prior appropriation; the origins of federal power over water resource allocation and controversies between the states and the federal government and between states over shared water resources; and practical aspects of water law and practice in the appropriation doctrine states.
7051 - 1Business Planning2015 SpringApplies the law of corporations, limited liability companies, tax, securities, antitrust, banking, employment law and other areas to real world business situations. Students will learn how to apply law, even when they have not yet had a course in the field. Students will be asked to use their imaginations and creativity to solve problems and draft solutions. Limited Enrollment. PREREQUISITES: Business Organizations. RECOMMENDED: Federal Income Tax
7074 - 1Family Law2015 SpringThis is an introductory course in family law. Topics include the law of marriage, divorce, and child custody, and the legal recognition of nontraditional family relationships. Possible other topics include family violence, balancing family and work responsibilities, and new reproductive technologies. Along with mastery of basic family law principles, this course will emphasize critique of existing family law doctrine and policy, and evaluation of recent reform proposals by family law judges, scholars, and practitioners.
7260 - 1Environmental Practice2015 SpringThis course will evaluate in detail the practical, procedural and strategic aspects of the practice of environmental and natural resources law using readings and simulated exercises. The course will cover practice elements under the Clean air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Community Right-to-Know Act and CERCLA. Exercises will include client counseling, witness interviewing, drafting administrative and citizen suit complaints, summary judgment motions, settlement negotiations and rulemaking practice. PREREQUISITES: Either Environmental Law OR Natural Resources
7878 - 1Terrorism Sim. Design2015 SpringThe Counterterrorism Simulation Design course provides a unique opportunity for students who have previously taken Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism to directly participate in creating simulations conducted in the Counterterrorism course. Students will research and write scenarios, facilitate student preparation for the simulation exercises conducted in the Counterterrorism course and lead simulation sessions. Scenarios address a wide-range of legal issues including constitutional law, criminal law, and international law. This graded course is two credits per semester (4 total credits for the year). A yearlong commitment is required. Prerequisite: Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism.
7800 - 6Conservation Easements2015 SpringAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7570 - 2Patent Document Draftng2015 SpringThis course will provide students with an introduction to the basics of drafting contracts, including multiple drafting exercises.
7829 - 1Innocence Law2015 SpringThis course will cover post-conviction remedies, state and federal, including post-conviction motions and habeas corpus as well as judicial proceedings to prove actual innocence. Students will learn how to investigate cases of actual innocence using both forensic scientific evidence and other compelling evidence of innocence. The course will also provide students with a review of the criminal justice system from the innocence prospective.
7870 - 1Law Practice Management2015 SpringThis course focuses on the management of solo or small-firm legal practices. Topics typically covered include law firm business structure, office systems, marketing, staffing, liability insurance, time management, technology, billing and collections. This 2-credit course is graded.
7625 - 1Middle Eastern Law2015 SpringThe course will offer an overview of Islamic and Middle Eastern law, and will provide an occasion for students to participate in the elaboration of a Casebook in the field. It will cover the major legal subjects in the discipline with a focus on the modern period. In addition to a historical survey of sources and periods of ME law, topics include judicial review, constitutional law, obligations, commercial law, family law, human rights and criminal law.
6190 - 1Legal Research2015 SpringTaught in conjunction with Legal Methods, Legal Research teaches students how to locate primary and secondary legal sources material and how to devise effective legal research strategies.
7080 - 1International Human Rights2015 SpringThis course is intended for students that have an intense interest in criminal law issues. Students will engage in legal and interdisciplinary research on specific assigned topics of criminal law. Students will draft detailed memorandum analyzing and summarizing the results of this research. This class is not a seminar but may fulfill the substantial writing requirement with the permission of the instructor. Please contact instructor for details on this unique class.
7884 - 1Information Privacy Law2015 SpringThis course presents an interdisciplinary examination of the threats to an individual?s right of privacy as the amount of personal information collected and held by others continues to expand through new digital and internet technologies. Students will study the information privacy challenges posed by these emerging technologies and address possible legal, personal and policy responses.
7800 - 8Climate Change2015 SpringAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7064 - 1Consumer Law2015 SpringThis course is an introduction to and survey of principle statutes and common-law doctrines protecting consumers in the American marketplace. Typical topics covered include fraud, deceptive trade practices, product quality, warranties, equal access to credit, credit billing, fair credit reporting, price disclosure, and fair debt collection practices rules. Possible other topics include identity theft, pyramid schemes, and internet fraud.
7775 - 1Bus Bankruptcy: Reorgs2015 SpringClass discussions and practical exercises in Chapter 11 business reorganizations: From filing of the bankruptcy petition to the confirmation of the plan of reorganization. The Bankruptcy Survey and Secured Transactions courses are related and helpful, but neither is a pre-requisite. Informal oral argument and short legal memoranda required. Limited Enrollment.
7796 - 1Mining Law2015 SpringDefinitions of mineral interests, land status determinations, acquisitions of mineral rights, primarily as to the public lands, mining entry and location of claims, mineral leasing, mining agreements.
7828 - 1Sexuality, Gender & Law2015 SpringThis course will examine how the law attempts to regulate sexual orientation and gender identity. We will explore how criminal law, family law, constitutional law, and anti-discrimination law each impact the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons. The course will begin with an interdisciplinary examination of sexuality from religious, psychological, sociological, and philosophical perspectives. Thereafter, video clips, religious and activist literature, fictional and non-fictional narratives, newspaper and magazine articles, and social scientific studies will add alternative perspectives to the cases we read. Legal topics will include the decriminalization of sodomy, the regulation of pro-gay and anti-gay speech, protections against discrimination in employment, rules governing the documentation of gender identity changes, prohibitions against same-sex marriage, and restrictions on gay and lesbian parenthood. Special attention will be devoted to the emerging tensions between assertions of LGBT rights and religious liberties. All views are welcome.
7838 - 1Conflict Management2015 SpringThis course will survey approaches to handling conflict - from the dispute resolution processes used most frequently in the American judicial system (negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation) to a variety of conflict prevention and management strategies used in both civil and criminal contexts (e.g., collaborative problem-solving, collaborative law, preventive law, legal conflict audits, community-based decision-making, and restorative justice). Students will study the wide array of conflict management approaches available to practicing attorneys. Through readings, exercises and a final paper (an actual conflict audit), students will develop the ability to analyze conflict situations in light of preferred decision-making authority and endpoints, and will be able to identify and evaluate the success of possible dispute management strategies.
7910 - 1American Legal History2015 SpringThis course is about how law has interacted with the development of America. What events, values, and movements shaped the American legal order? The greatest emphasis will be upon the nineteenth century. The materials will be secondary sources with some use of primary materials.
7910 - 2International Law2015 SpringThis is the foundational international law course. Through the study of historical and contemporary issues, this course introduces the basic doctrines and institutions of public international law. Using these issues as a context for understanding how the international legal system operates, the course explores classical, modern, and contemporary doctrines and theories about international law. In addition to studying the substantive legal issues of self-determination, human rights and the law of war, the course will cover treaties and conventions; the development of customary law; and the role/identity of individuals, states and international organizations in the international legal system.
7910 - 3Medieval English Law2015 SpringThis course is about how law has interacted with the development of America. What events, values, and movements shaped the American legal order? The greatest emphasis will be upon the nineteenth century. The materials will be secondary sources with some use of primary materials.
7800 - 10Intellectual Property2015 SpringAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7888 - 1Securities Law I2015 SpringThis course will prepare students to provide legal counsel to companies looking to raise capital through private and public offerings of securities. This course will cover the securities laws pertaining to such transactions and introduce students to the documentation involved. In addition, rather than conduct public offerings, many private companies are acquired by competing firms. To prepare students for these transactions, this course will discuss the fundamentals of stock purchase agreements and related transaction documents.
7889 - 1Law and Biomedicine2015 SpringThis colloquium will involve presentations by outstanding scholars and practitioners in areas of law related to contemporary issues in law and the biosciences. These will be drawn from both the local area and nationally. Topics may include health care reform, law and mental health, food and drug law, genetics and law, and intellectual property. This 1-credit course is graded, and will meet only during the first 8 weeks of the semester.
7890 - 1Trademark Law2015 SpringTrademark law will cover the procedural and substantive law in obtaining trademark registrations in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and enforcement and licensing of federal and state registrations after they are obtained.
7854 - 1Leg Wrtg Judicial Clerk2015 SpringThis course provides students with significant experience researching, writing, and editing judicial opinions. It is designed for students who are interested in becoming judicial law clerks or judicial externs. It may also be of interest to students who plan an active trial or appellate practice. Topics may include: the trial and appellate process, the role of judicial clerks in the courtroom and chambers, ethical considerations for judges and their clerks, the process of writing bench memos and opinions, judicial selection and clerk selection, the development and role of a record, judicial decision making, and the role of the judge at each stage of a case.
7872 - 1Clin-Hinckley-Int'l2015 SpringThe Hinckley International Program currently places undergraduate and graduate students in fulltime internships in key locations in more than 35 countries. Hinckley International Clinic interns have opportunities to participate in global affairs, international relations, government, and nonprofit work. Co-requisite: POLS 6910 Internship: Graduate International.
7096 - 10Bankruptcy Negotiation Comp2015 SpringArranged by faculty individually; prior permission required. This one-credit competition credit recognizes students' entry in a range of skills competitions available regionally and nationally. Students may be invited to participate upon completion of the relevant course and in light of available funding.
7096 - 11National Moot Court Team2015 SpringArranged by faculty individually; prior permission required. This one-credit competition credit recognizes students' entry in a range of skills competitions available regionally and nationally. Students may be invited to participate upon completion of the relevant course and in light of available funding.
7961 - 1Academic Support2014 FallStudents receive training in the skills of legal analysis and peer-teaching, including curriculum development, in conjunction with leading a small study group within one of the first year courses. (Graded 1st semester- 2; ungraded 2nd semester -2)
6040 - 1Civil Procedure2014 FallTopics covered include jurisdiction (territorial, subject matter, and venue); forum non conveniens and transfer; state law in federal courts (Erie); pleading and motions; discovery and pretrial; summary judgment; and introduction to remedies.
6080 - 1Contracts2014 FallLegal principles governing the formation, interpretation, performance, enforcement, and discharge of contracts.
6140 - 1Torts2014 FallStudy of the law that governs the recovery of money damages or other civil relief (as distinguished from criminal prosecutions) for harm caused by another person's conduct. Primarily devoted to examination of the legal protection for each individual's interests in his or her person, relationships, and property.
6180 - 1Legal Methods2014 FallThe legal methods course will teach students how to engage in sophisticated forms of legal analysis. Students will also learn how to communicate their legal analysis in an effective and efficient manner through objective office memoranda and persuasive legal documents. In addition, students will be introduced to the United States legal system and the basics of legal practice. Finally, students will learn how to locate primary and secondary legal source material and how to devise effective legal research strategies.
7040 - 1Evidence2014 FallRules of evidence, expert testimony; role of court and juror; direct and cross examination; competency and privileges of witnesses; admission and exclusion of evidence; credibility of evidence; relevancy and circumstantial evidence; hearsay rule; real proof and writings; and constitutional problems of evidence law.
7050 - 1Bus Organizations2014 FallThis course covers the law of agency, as well as the law governing different types of business entities, with a focus on partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations.
7070 - 1Federal Income Tax2014 FallThe course deals with federal income tax policies and principles. No previous background in tax, accounting or business is required. We will develop new skills in analyzing and interpreting statutes and regulations to combine with your existing ability to understand case law. Statutes cannot be understood or applied as mere strings of words; policy, politics and history must be considered. This course is not about how to complete returns, but how to pierce the prose to determine who gets what, and why. RECOMMENDED: Business Organizations.
7990 - 1Criminal Process2014 FallThis year-long course includes lecture, discussion and problems to prepare students who are enrolled in the Criminal Clinic to handle criminal cases. It also explores the criminal justice system from various social science perspectives and the role of attorneys in that system. This course is open only to 3Ls who are concurrently enrolled in the year-long Criminal Clinic. See Clinical Program Brochure for more information on the Criminal Clinic. PREREQUISITES: Evidence, Trial Advocacy. RECOMMENDED: Criminal Procedure
7940 - 1Judicial Process2014 FallProvides an opportunity for students to place their judicial clinic experiences in a broader context, and to explore their insights about courts in greater depth. The class looks at how judges make decisions by considering legal philosophy, brought to bear upon statutory, common law and constitutional interpretation. The course focuses on how judges are selected and how process affects decision-making. The course also considers how courts operate and current issues about the adversary process. PRE- OR CO- REQUISITE: Law 7950 Judicial Clinic Placement
7240 - 1Environmental Law2014 FallAn introduction to legal and policy issues of environmental protection and decision-making, including study of common law approaches to pollution control; and the theories and approach to federal laws governing environmental regulation.
7410 - 1Constitutional Law II2014 FallIndividual rights in constitutional law. Topics include equal protection and freedom of expression and religion. This course is required for graduation and must be taken in the second year.
7900 - 1Legal Profession2014 FallThe nature of the legal profession, with particular emphasis on the roles of lawyers and the ways in which those roles create legal, political, moral and personal conflicts. The Model Rules of Professional Conduct are studied. This course is required for graduation and may be taken in either the second or third year.
7981 - 1Utah Law Review2014 Fall
6190 - 1Legal Research2014 FallTaught in conjunction with Legal Methods, Legal Research teaches students how to locate primary and secondary legal sources material and how to devise effective legal research strategies.
7097 - 1Appellate Practice2014 FallAn examination of the practical and procedural components of appellate litigation. Students will receive instruction regarding the legal principles and skills involved in appellate practice and, based on a real trial transcript, apply these lessons by researching potential issues, writing an appellate brief and presenting a mock oral argument. The course will meet twice a week: an all-class lecture on a weekday followed by a smaller evening section on a weeknight. This course is recommended, although not required, for students wishing to participate in the Traynor Moot Court Competition. This course satisfies the skills requirement.
7300 - 1Administrative Law2014 FallFederal and state administrative agencies not only adjudicate thousands more cases than all of the courts, they also legislate, making the bulk of rules that govern those cases. As the instrument of government charged with implementing government decisions, they also "execute the laws" as part of the executive branch. This course introduces the statutory policymaking roles of administrative agencies; the limits on their authority; the procedural requirements that structure agency decision-making; and the role of judicial review. The focus is on federal administrative agencies, though some aspects of state law are also discussed.
7030 - 1Criminal Procedure2014 FallIntroduction to constitutional criminal procedure. This course surveys the basic limitations on the detection and investigation of crimes, with special emphasis on the constitutional rights of criminal defendants. Topics to be covered include the incorporation doctrine, the right to counsel, search and seizure law, police interrogation and confessions, and the use of illegally obtained evidence.
7330 - 1State & Local Govt2014 FallAn examination of the structures and allocation of power at the state and municipal levels, budgets, educational policy, and land use policy. The course also serves as an introduction to principles of state constitutional law.
7602 - 1Estate Planning2014 FallThis course will explore the tax and non-tax issues involved in planning estates for individuals of different financial and personal circumstances. Students will receive a thorough grounding in the tax concepts that pertain to the transfer of wealth both during life and at death. Students also will have the opportunity to conduct a client interview and complete planning/drafting projects during the semester. Limited Enrollment. PRE OR CO-REQUISITE: Trusts & Estates Recommended: Federal Income Tax.
7782 - 1Justice Thru Research2014 FallStudents will do research on contemporary global issues involving justice and the rule of law. The research and related drafting will often be in partnership with outside organizations such as governments, non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, think tanks, and other academic institutions. Students may often work in teams with other students and faculty on various projects. Year-long, ungraded.
7700 - 1Land Use Control2014 FallPrepares students to represent private and public clients with respect to the development of real estate. The course examines public land use controls such as zoning and subdivision regulations, and private land use controls such as restrictive covenants and nuisance litigation that may limit the available options for deriving profit or pleasure from real property. This course is a companion to the Real Estate Transfer & Finance Course.
7788 - 1New Ventures2014 FallThe class will present an overview of the legal process of and issues involved in the commercializing technologies and launching new ventures. Students will also share their intern experiences in order to maximize their learning from their work. Grades will be based on students' work product and/or recommendation of attorney-supervisor, class participation, and presentations at the end of each semester. The clinic will also provide opportunities to interface with inventors, corporate representatives, as well as outside patent and corporate counsel. Year-long enrollment required; FOUR credits total. RECOMMENDED: Lawyering Skills or Lawyering Skills/Legal Profession. See Clinical Brochure for further information on the New Ventures Clinic.
7200 - 1Natural Resources2014 FallProvides the basic introduction and overview of management of public lands and natural resources. The course begins with the history of the public lands, including allocation of authority within the federal government and between federal and state governments. After an introduction to the National Environmental Policy Act and the Administrative Procedure Act, the course then looks at each of the six major resource areas: minerals, timber, range, wildlife, water, recreation, and preservation. Throughout the course, the environmental, economic, and social dimensions of natural resource policy and conflicts will be examined.
7570 - 1Real Estate Drafting2014 FallThis course will provide students with an introduction to the basics of drafting contracts, including multiple drafting exercises.
7065 - 1Intellectual Property2014 FallThis course will introduce students to the theory, doctrine, and institutions of the major intellectual property regimes, including copyright, patent, and trademark. Overall, the course seeks to examine the role of intellectual property law in the information age and its effects on science, the economy, culture and politics.
7770 - 1Bankruptcy Survey2014 FallWith an eye toward both business and consumer issues, the course briefly surveys state law collection remedies and then focuses on federal bankruptcy relief available in cases under Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.
7845 - 1Int'l Criminal Law2014 FallBasics of the transnational issues likely to arise in both US criminal cases and international efforts to impose criminal responsibility on the perpetrators of serious offenses. Specifically, the course introduces general principles of both domestic and international law governing efforts to apply U.S. criminal law to foreign crimes and foreign criminals; application of those principles to specific offenses such as terrorism and torture; extraterritorial application of US law; and the prosecution of international crimes such as crimes against humanity and war crimes.
7260 - 1Environmental Practice2014 FallThis course will evaluate in detail the practical, procedural and strategic aspects of the practice of environmental and natural resources law using readings and simulated exercises. The course will cover practice elements under the Clean air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Community Right-to-Know Act and CERCLA. Exercises will include client counseling, witness interviewing, drafting administrative and citizen suit complaints, summary judgment motions, settlement negotiations and rulemaking practice. PREREQUISITES: Either Environmental Law OR Natural Resources
7920 - 1Lawyering Skills Survey2014 FallThe basic lawyering skills of interviewing, counseling, negotiating and problem-solving will be taught using videotaped demonstrations, role-playing exercises, students videotaped performances, discussions and reflective writing. During the academic year students should arrange to observe/engage in these lawyering skills in actual practice in order to reflect upon them. Such opportunities can be obtained through paid clerkships, the Pro Bono Initiative or appropriate Clinics (Civil, Criminal, Mediation). See Clinical Program Brochure for further information on live experiences and on clinic options.
7878 - 1Terrorism Sim. Design2014 FallThe Counterterrorism Simulation Design course provides a unique opportunity for students who have previously taken Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism to directly participate in creating simulations conducted in the Counterterrorism course. Students will research and write scenarios, facilitate student preparation for the simulation exercises conducted in the Counterterrorism course and lead simulation sessions. Scenarios address a wide-range of legal issues including constitutional law, criminal law, and international law. This graded course is two credits per semester (4 total credits for the year). A yearlong commitment is required. Prerequisite: Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism.
7829 - 1Innocence Law2014 FallThis course will cover post-conviction remedies, state and federal, including post-conviction motions and habeas corpus as well as judicial proceedings to prove actual innocence. Students will learn how to investigate cases of actual innocence using both forensic scientific evidence and other compelling evidence of innocence. The course will also provide students with a review of the criminal justice system from the innocence prospective.
7020 - 1Legislative Process2014 FallThis course involves the study of legislative process at the state and federal level with an emphasis on Utah state legislative process and issues. The course is divided into two components. First is the study of the current legal issues surrounding the legislative process, including: the initiative and referendum process, the single subject rule, redistricting, and theories of statutory interpretation. This part of the course will focus on current and recent events, e.g., the voucher controversy and the omnibus education bill, from the Utah legislature. This part of the class will be conducted through traditional lectures and will conclude with a mid-term exam at the end of the segment. The second component involves the formulation, drafting and enactment of legislation. The study of this second component will be done through role play where each student will draft legislation, present oral testimony in front of a legislative committee, and sponsor amendments to other students bills.
7002 - 1Federal Courts2014 FallSurvey of Federal Courts: Who can bring an action or file an appeal in federal court? Who can sue a government official and for what kind of relief? What is sovereign immunity? Abstention? A successive habeas petition? We will tackle all of these issues and others that commonly arise in federal court. These include the creation and role of Article III courts; federal jurisdiction; abstention; the contours of suits against governments and their officials; the relationship between state and federal law (including the law of preemption); and procedures for filing federal habeas petitions. This course should be of interest to students who are interested in litigating (particularly in federal court), practicing criminal law, or clerking for a judge.
7074 - 1Family Law2014 FallThis is an introductory course in family law. Topics include the law of marriage, divorce, and child custody, and the legal recognition of nontraditional family relationships. Possible other topics include family violence, balancing family and work responsibilities, and new reproductive technologies. Along with mastery of basic family law principles, this course will emphasize critique of existing family law doctrine and policy, and evaluation of recent reform proposals by family law judges, scholars, and practitioners.
7060 - 1Commercial Law2014 FallThe fundamentals of the law governing commercial transactions. Because much of this law is codified in the Uniform Commercial Code, emphasis will be placed on the techniques for using the Code. A substantial portion of the course will be devoted to Article 9 of the Code dealing with secured transactions, including the interplay between Article 9 and Bankruptcy Code. Parts of Article 2 (sales), Article 2A (leases), Article 3 (negotiable instruments) and Article 4 (bank collections will also be covered).
7869 - 1Adoption Law2014 FallThis course focuses on laws pertaining to the adoption of children and the current practice of adoption law. Topics typically covered include the history and evolution of legal adoption in the United States; constitutional jurisprudence surrounding the termination and relinquishment of parental rights; the evolution of "best interests of the child" standard in adoptive placement; the confidentiality of adoption records and the rise of "open adoption;" international adoption issues; and the intersection of adoption law and discrimination against prospective parents. This 2-credit course is graded.
7800 - 1Equality, Race and the Law2014 FallAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7800 - 2Global Justice2014 FallAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7800 - 3Curr Issues Environmental Law2014 FallAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7800 - 4Current Issues Securities Law2014 FallAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7800 - 5Poverty Law2014 FallAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7600 - 1Trusts & Estates2014 FallThis course explores the legal problems related to inter vivos and testamentary gratuitous transfers of wealth, including: intestate succession; wills and the construction of wills; will substitutes, including trusts, contracts, multiple party bank accounts, and gifts; restrictions on transfers of wealth aimed at protecting the family; class gifts; and probate and trust administration. Close attention will be paid to the Uniform Probate Code, and the policies they reflect.
7844 - 1Public Policy Practicum2014 FallThe classroom component of the practicum will focus on the application of theory to practice. Students will engage with the substantive law of the rights violations being investigated, discuss the strategies available to advocates seeking change, confront legal and ethical issues as they arise in their work, receive training on practical legal skills as needed, and reflect upon their experiences. Students will be graded on a combination of participation and the completion of assignments for the clinical component. There will be no final exam. Note: This course may be repeated for credit.
7879 - 1Outdoor Recreation Law2014 FallThis course will explore the legal issues confronting outdoor recreation providers, focusing on the various substantive areas of law as applied to this industry. Legal issues will include Utah?s Inherent Risk of Skiing Act, Utah?s Passenger Ropeway and Safety Act, pre-injury waivers and releases from liability, employment issues (including foreign work VISAs and workers compensation issues), antitrust issues, environmental issues, and real estate development issues.
7570 - 2Drafting: Contracts2014 FallThis course will provide students with an introduction to the basics of drafting contracts, including multiple drafting exercises.
7080 - 1Pre-Trial Practice2014 FallThis course is intended for students that have an intense interest in criminal law issues. Students will engage in legal and interdisciplinary research on specific assigned topics of criminal law. Students will draft detailed memorandum analyzing and summarizing the results of this research. This class is not a seminar but may fulfill the substantial writing requirement with the permission of the instructor. Please contact instructor for details on this unique class.
7080 - 4Arbitration2014 FallThis course is intended for students that have an intense interest in criminal law issues. Students will engage in legal and interdisciplinary research on specific assigned topics of criminal law. Students will draft detailed memorandum analyzing and summarizing the results of this research. This class is not a seminar but may fulfill the substantial writing requirement with the permission of the instructor. Please contact instructor for details on this unique class.
7860 - 1Complex Civil Litigatn2014 FallThis advanced civil procedure course focuses on the problems of large multi-party and multi-forum civil cases. Coverage typically includes joinder, class actions; federal multi-district transfer and consolidation; litigation over the appropriate federal or state forum, discovery problems in large cases; ad hoc federal-state litigation coordination; judicial case management techniques and issues.
7874 - 1Ocean and Coastal Law2014 FallThis course explores laws and policies that affect decisions on United States ocean and coastal resources. We examine statutes, regulations, attitudes, and cases that shape how the use, manage, and protect the coasts and oceans. Class discussion typically covers the interrelationship of habitat, wildlife, and land use, as well as issues concerning jurisdictional conflicts.
7875 - 1Partnership Tax2014 FallThis course addresses taxation of partnerships and tax consequences of partnership. Topics typically covered include the tax consequences of partnership formation, partnership termination, distributions of money or property to partners, and consequences of sale or exchange of a partnership interest or of the death of a partner.
7290 - 1Disability Law2014 FallIntroduction to the rights of individuals with disabilities, with an emphasis on issues of nondiscrimination. The course will focus primarily on the Americans with Disabilities Act, but we will also address topics arising under other disability rights statutes, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Fair Housing Amendments Act. We will consider application of these statutes to a wide range of public and private settings, including public accommodations, education, institutionalization, and transportation. Throughout, attention will be paid to the history of discrimination against U.S. citizens with disabilities.
7800 - 6Issues in Federal Indian Law2014 FallAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7887 - 1Environmental Crimes2014 FallThe Environmental Crimes course will discuss investigations of alleged criminal violations of federal pollution and wildlife laws, charging decisions, proving the case, sentencing, and restitution issues, and how counsel can advise their clients to avoid these issues. This class will cover criminal provisions of the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, RCRA, the Lacey Act, and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, just to name a few.
7920 - 1Lawyering Skills Survey2014 SummerThe basic lawyering skills of interviewing, counseling, negotiating and problem-solving will be taught using videotaped demonstrations, role-playing exercises, students videotaped performances, discussions and reflective writing. During the academic year students should arrange to observe/engage in these lawyering skills in actual practice in order to reflect upon them. Such opportunities can be obtained through paid clerkships, the Pro Bono Initiative or appropriate Clinics (Civil, Criminal, Mediation). See Clinical Program Brochure for further information on live experiences and on clinic options.
7570 - 1Drafting: Contracts2014 SummerThis course will provide students with an introduction to the basics of drafting contracts, including multiple drafting exercises.
7886 - 1Statutory Interpret2014 SummerThis course is designed to provide students with the skills to successfully interpret state and federal statutes. The course is organized around the doctrines and principles that courts rely on when interpreting statutes, and incorporates exercises and an exam that focuses on developing the tools to argue and resolve difficult statutory interpretation questions.
7859 - 1Corp Finan Transactions2014 SummerCorporate Financial Transactions will provide an analysis of the legal, business and credit issued involved in entering into and documenting loans, letters of credit, and repos. Students will study and review the legal structures, provisions and documentation for these types of transactions. In addition, supporting documentation such as corporate authority documents, guaranties and legal opinions will also be studied. Finally, other issues such as bankruptcy, taxation and capital requirements affecting those transactions will also be considered. The course will provide students with the basic foundational understanding and background for working with legal documentation in a transactional legal practice.
7842 - 1Take/Defend Depositions2014 SummerWith only a small percentage of cases actually going to trial, the real battleground for most litigation is the deposition. Depositions can make or break a client?s case and knowing how to effectively take and defend depositions is key to a successful litigation strategy. Deposition testimony often plays a pivotal role in determining motions for summary judgment and in settlement. This is a practical skills course and students will learn the basics of taking and defending the depositions of lay witnesses, Rule 30(b)(6) corporate representatives and expert witnesses. Through lecture, classroom demonstrations and mock deposition exercises, students will learn the procedural rules governing depositions, various examination techniques, how to handle documents, how to assert and respond to objections, how to prepare a deponent and the ethical issues surrounding depositions. The mock deposition exercise will be conducted by experienced lawyers.
7841 - 1Prep & Exam Witnesses2014 SummerOpening statements and closing arguments are seen as the trial lawyer's stock in trade, but trials are won and lost on the witness stand. This course will focus on the preparation, handling and presentation of the witness at trial. The class will emphasize the importance of pre-trial preparation before both direct and cross-examination, and the execution of those skills. We will also deal with witnesses who need specific preparation, handling, and presentation, such as experts, child victims of violent or sex-related crimes, witnesses who are mentally or emotionally disabled, and witnesses who must testify through the use of an interpreter. The format of the class will be a lecture on the use and presentation of a particular classification of witness, a demonstration of a direct and/or cross-examination of that class of witness, and hands-on participation in the examinations of the witness by students. This 2-credit course is graded.
7040 - 1Evidence2014 SummerRules of evidence, expert testimony; role of court and juror; direct and cross examination; competency and privileges of witnesses; admission and exclusion of evidence; credibility of evidence; relevancy and circumstantial evidence; hearsay rule; real proof and writings; and constitutional problems of evidence law.
7786 - 1Jurisprudence2014 SummerThe course is a survey of various theories, both historical and contemporary, as to what guides and constrains legal interpretation. Is legal interpretation simply a matter of following a text? Do moral considerations play a legitimate part in that process? Is "legislative intent" a proper guide for applying statutes, and how does one discover that "intent"? Is legal interpretation an objective science or a subjective art? The course will cover, among other things, the theories of natural law, legal positivism, realism, critical legal studies, law and economics, and legal process theorists.
7854 - 1Leg Wrtg Judicial Clerk2014 SummerThis course provides students with significant experience researching, writing, and editing judicial opinions. It is designed for students who are interested in becoming judicial law clerks or judicial externs. It may also be of interest to students who plan an active trial or appellate practice. Topics may include: the trial and appellate process, the role of judicial clerks in the courtroom and chambers, ethical considerations for judges and their clerks, the process of writing bench memos and opinions, judicial selection and clerk selection, the development and role of a record, judicial decision making, and the role of the judge at each stage of a case.
7940 - 1Judicial Process2014 SummerProvides an opportunity for students to place their judicial clinic experiences in a broader context, and to explore their insights about courts in greater depth. The class looks at how judges make decisions by considering legal philosophy, brought to bear upon statutory, common law and constitutional interpretation. The course focuses on how judges are selected and how process affects decision-making. The course also considers how courts operate and current issues about the adversary process. PRE- OR CO- REQUISITE: Law 7950 Judicial Clinic Placement
7080 - 1Advanced Issues in Crim Law2014 SummerThis course is intended for students that have an intense interest in criminal law issues. Students will engage in legal and interdisciplinary research on specific assigned topics of criminal law. Students will draft detailed memorandum analyzing and summarizing the results of this research. This class is not a seminar but may fulfill the substantial writing requirement with the permission of the instructor. Please contact instructor for details on this unique class.
859 - 1Corp Finan Transactions2014 Summer
886 - 1Statutory Interpret2014 Summer
841 - 1Prep & Exam Witnesses2014 Summer
842 - 1Take/Defend Depositions2014 Summer
6100 - 1Criminal Law2014 SpringThe substantive law of crimes, including general principles and the elements of specific offenses and defenses.
6120 - 1Property2014 SpringCommon law possessory and future interests, estates in land, landlord-tenant relationships, concurrent tenancies, adverse possession, private and governmental restrictions on the use of land, easements and covenants, and some elementary principles of personal property law.
6180 - 1Legal Methods2014 SpringThe legal methods course will teach students how to engage in sophisticated forms of legal analysis. Students will also learn how to communicate their legal analysis in an effective and efficient manner through objective office memoranda and persuasive legal documents. In addition, students will be introduced to the United States legal system and the basics of legal practice. Finally, students will learn how to locate primary and secondary legal source material and how to devise effective legal research strategies.
7040 - 1Evidence2014 SpringRules of evidence, expert testimony; role of court and juror; direct and cross examination; competency and privileges of witnesses; admission and exclusion of evidence; credibility of evidence; relevancy and circumstantial evidence; hearsay rule; real proof and writings; and constitutional problems of evidence law.
7072 - 1Trial Advocacy2014 SpringA skills training course which uses text materials, problems, simulated courtroom settings, student performance, and faculty critique to teach basic trial advocacy skills. This course is comprised of two sessions per week: 1) an all-class lecture on a weekday; and 2) a smaller evening section on an assigned weeknight. The course concludes with a mock trial at the state courthouse. PRE- OR CO- REQUISITE: Evidence. Note: Second year students intending to enroll in the Criminal Clinic during their third year should enroll in Evidence and Trial Advocacy during their second year. This course satisfies the skills requirement.
7990 - 1Criminal Process2014 SpringThis year-long course includes lecture, discussion and problems to prepare students who are enrolled in the Criminal Clinic to handle criminal cases. It also explores the criminal justice system from various social science perspectives and the role of attorneys in that system. This course is open only to 3Ls who are concurrently enrolled in the year-long Criminal Clinic. See Clinical Program Brochure for more information on the Criminal Clinic. PREREQUISITES: Evidence, Trial Advocacy. RECOMMENDED: Criminal Procedure
7940 - 1Judicial Process2014 SpringProvides an opportunity for students to place their judicial clinic experiences in a broader context, and to explore their insights about courts in greater depth. The class looks at how judges make decisions by considering legal philosophy, brought to bear upon statutory, common law and constitutional interpretation. The course focuses on how judges are selected and how process affects decision-making. The course also considers how courts operate and current issues about the adversary process. PRE- OR CO- REQUISITE: Law 7950 Judicial Clinic Placement
7098 - 1Traynor Moot Court2014 SpringSecond or third year. Students will brief and argue an appellate legal issue and participate in the intra-mural moot court competition.
7410 - 1Constitutional Law II2014 SpringIndividual rights in constitutional law. Topics include equal protection and freedom of expression and religion. This course is required for graduation and must be taken in the second year.
7560 - 1Adv Legal Resrch2014 SpringThis class builds on the basics introduced in the first year Legal Methods/ Legal Research course. Students will have a variety of research experiences and will be given the opportunity to develop practical legal research skills in researching print and electronic legal and non-legal materials. Written research projects will be required throughout the course.
7900 - 1Legal Profession2014 SpringThe nature of the legal profession, with particular emphasis on the roles of lawyers and the ways in which those roles create legal, political, moral and personal conflicts. The Model Rules of Professional Conduct are studied. This course is required for graduation and may be taken in either the second or third year.
7981 - 1Utah Law Review2014 Spring
7350 - 1Immigration Law2014 SpringThrough the study of statutory and case law as well as historical and contemporary theories and debates about immigration, this course provides a review of immigration and asylum law and policy. The course explores issues such as the meaning of membership in the "national community" and obligations of members to those deemed outsiders. We will analyze these issues through the examination of asylum law, types of entries by foreigners, deportation, exclusion, immigrant and non-immigrant status, employment law, and citizenship.
7602 - 1Estate Planning2014 SpringThis course will explore the tax and non-tax issues involved in planning estates for individuals of different financial and personal circumstances. Students will receive a thorough grounding in the tax concepts that pertain to the transfer of wealth both during life and at death. Students also will have the opportunity to conduct a client interview and complete planning/drafting projects during the semester. Limited Enrollment. PRE OR CO-REQUISITE: Trusts & Estates Recommended: Federal Income Tax.
7600 - 1Trusts & Estates2014 SpringThis course explores the legal problems related to inter vivos and testamentary gratuitous transfers of wealth, including: intestate succession; wills and the construction of wills; will substitutes, including trusts, contracts, multiple party bank accounts, and gifts; restrictions on transfers of wealth aimed at protecting the family; class gifts; and probate and trust administration. Close attention will be paid to the Uniform Probate Code, and the policies they reflect.
7300 - 1Administrative Law2014 SpringFederal and state administrative agencies not only adjudicate thousands more cases than all of the courts, they also legislate, making the bulk of rules that govern those cases. As the instrument of government charged with implementing government decisions, they also "execute the laws" as part of the executive branch. This course introduces the statutory policymaking roles of administrative agencies; the limits on their authority; the procedural requirements that structure agency decision-making; and the role of judicial review. The focus is on federal administrative agencies, though some aspects of state law are also discussed.
7920 - 1Lawyering Skills Survey2014 SpringThe basic lawyering skills of interviewing, counseling, negotiating and problem-solving will be taught using videotaped demonstrations, role-playing exercises, students videotaped performances, discussions and reflective writing. During the academic year students should arrange to observe/engage in these lawyering skills in actual practice in order to reflect upon them. Such opportunities can be obtained through paid clerkships, the Pro Bono Initiative or appropriate Clinics (Civil, Criminal, Mediation). See Clinical Program Brochure for further information on live experiences and on clinic options.
7030 - 1Criminal Procedure2014 SpringIntroduction to constitutional criminal procedure. This course surveys the basic limitations on the detection and investigation of crimes, with special emphasis on the constitutional rights of criminal defendants. Topics to be covered include the incorporation doctrine, the right to counsel, search and seizure law, police interrogation and confessions, and the use of illegally obtained evidence.
7440 - 1Teaching Law in H.S.2014 SpringStudents study legal issues in areas of family, criminal and constitutional law in a seminar session each week and team with other students to present those subjects in a high school classroom.
7570 - 1Drafting: Contracts2014 SpringThis course will provide students with an introduction to the basics of drafting contracts, including multiple drafting exercises.
7800 - 1Adv Criminal Law2014 SpringAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7800 - 2Curr Issues Law & Biosciences2014 SpringAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7800 - 4Current Issues in Family Law2014 SpringAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7800 - 5Int'l Law Foreign Investment2014 SpringAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
6060 - 1Constitutional Law I2014 SpringThe federal system and the allocation of power between the federal and state governments; allocation of power among branches of the federal government; nature and scope of judicial review, procedural due process, and individual privacy protections against government interference.
7782 - 1Justice Thru Research2014 SpringStudents will do research on contemporary global issues involving justice and the rule of law. The research and related drafting will often be in partnership with outside organizations such as governments, non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, think tanks, and other academic institutions. Students may often work in teams with other students and faculty on various projects. Year-long, ungraded.
7788 - 1New Ventures2014 SpringThe class will present an overview of the legal process of and issues involved in the commercializing technologies and launching new ventures. Students will also share their intern experiences in order to maximize their learning from their work. Grades will be based on students' work product and/or recommendation of attorney-supervisor, class participation, and presentations at the end of each semester. The clinic will also provide opportunities to interface with inventors, corporate representatives, as well as outside patent and corporate counsel. Year-long enrollment required; FOUR credits total. RECOMMENDED: Lawyering Skills or Lawyering Skills/Legal Profession. See Clinical Brochure for further information on the New Ventures Clinic.
7797 - 1International Bankruptcy2014 SpringInternational business requires cross-border cooperation in order to rescue, or liquidate, troubled enterprises. This course examines international issues, such as jurisdiction and court-to-court cooperation, in the context of American, European and Asian bankruptcy laws and practices. PRE- OR CO- REQUISITE: Law 7770 Bankruptcy Survey OR Law 7775 Business Bankruptcy: Reorganizations
7789 - 1Prsptvs Counter-Terror2014 SpringThis course will take an in-depth look at counterterrorism in China, Columbia, India, Israel, Russia, Spain and the United States. The course will examine the competing conceptions and definitions of terrorism at the national and international level and the institutions and processes designed to execute the "Global War on Terrorism." This course will include the study of the balance between national security interests and civil liberties found in the following topical areas: relevant Supreme Court decisions in the surveyed nations, legislative provisions in response to acts of terrorism, operational counter-terrorism considerations (including targeted killing), intelligence gathering (including interrogations), policy recommendations, the use of military tribunals or civil courts in trying suspected terrorists, the emerging law regarding enemy combatants and their detention, and the arguable need for new self-defense doctrines at the global level. In addition to the regularly scheduled class time, the class includes a full day scenario based counterterrorism simulation exercise in which students role play decision makers (US and international) addressing legal, policy, intelligence (gathering and analysis) and operational counterterrorism dilemmas using multiple media resources. NOTE: Participation in the all-day simulation exercise is mandatory for all students enrolled.
7760 - 1Patent Law2014 SpringThis course will provide students with an opportunity to study the substantive patent law issues which constitute conditions for patentability. Specifically, this course will explore the case law which has evolved in connection with the interpretation of several key statutory sections of Title 35 (the 1952 Patent Act), including section 101 (eligible subject matter and utility), section 102 (prior art, novelty, and loss of right), and section 103 (non-obviousness).
7773 - 1IP Licensing2014 SpringThis course will examine, in-depth and from a legal practitioner perspective, the licensing of a variety of items of intellectual property - patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrighted materials. We will simulate the negotiation and drafting of complex commercial IP licenses in a sophisticated corporate technology setting. In doing so, we will address legal, business, political, organizational, psychological, technological and ethical dynamics involved in negotiating and closing the deal.
7793 - 1Juvenile Court Law2014 SpringThis course will examine the treatment of juvenile offenders in the legal system, with emphasis on the constitutional parameters of preventing, adjudicating, and sanctioning criminal behavior by minors. Topics include the justification for distinguishing juvenile and adult offenders, age-based status offenses, the constitutional rights of juvenile delinquents, and the legal mechanisms for transferring minors to adult criminal courts. The course will address child welfare issues regarding the adjudication and disposition of abuse, neglect and dependency cases.
7844 - 1Public Policy Practicum2014 SpringThe classroom component of the practicum will focus on the application of theory to practice. Students will engage with the substantive law of the rights violations being investigated, discuss the strategies available to advocates seeking change, confront legal and ethical issues as they arise in their work, receive training on practical legal skills as needed, and reflect upon their experiences. Students will be graded on a combination of participation and the completion of assignments for the clinical component. There will be no final exam. Note: This course may be repeated for credit.
7851 - 1Real Estate Trans/Finan2014 SpringStandard residential and commercial real estate transactions, including consideration of brokerage arrangements, contracts of sale, methods of financing, methods of title protection and assurance, mortgage markets, construction loans, permanent financing, and mortgages and other devices for creating and enforcing security interests with respect to land.
7010 - 1Mediation/Adv Negotiation2014 SpringThe theories and practices of advanced negotiation and mediation will be taught in a variety of settings. There will be a substantial focus on developing these ADR skills through role-play exercises and reflection. Grades are based upon video taped performances, analytical writing, and reflective writing. Opportunities to observe live mediation will be made available. Students are also encouraged to enroll in the Mediation Clinic. See Clinical Program Brochure for further information on the Mediation Clinic.
7800 - 3Corporate Citizenship2014 SpringAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7050 - 1Bus Organizations2014 SpringThis course covers the law of agency, as well as the law governing different types of business entities, with a focus on partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations.
7230 - 1Water Law2014 SpringOverview of the water allocation doctrines of riparian rights and prior appropriation; the origins of federal power over water resource allocation and controversies between the states and the federal government and between states over shared water resources; and practical aspects of water law and practice in the appropriation doctrine states.
7877 - 1Int'l Law Colloquium2014 SpringIn this colloquium, outstanding visiting speakers present innovative ideas about cutting edge issues in international law and global policy, with particular reference to economic globalization and its implications. The speaker's draft paper is read in advance by all participants. Students prepare short response papers, and engage in a discussion with the speaker and interested members of the Utah faculty on the themes raised. Students interested in writing their own research paper can sign up for a Directed Research credit in tandem with taking the Colloquium.
7051 - 1Business Planning2014 SpringApplies the law of corporations, limited liability companies, tax, securities, antitrust, banking, employment law and other areas to real world business situations. Students will learn how to apply law, even when they have not yet had a course in the field. Students will be asked to use their imaginations and creativity to solve problems and draft solutions. Limited Enrollment. PREREQUISITES: Business Organizations. RECOMMENDED: Federal Income Tax
7074 - 1Family Law2014 SpringThis is an introductory course in family law. Topics include the law of marriage, divorce, and child custody, and the legal recognition of nontraditional family relationships. Possible other topics include family violence, balancing family and work responsibilities, and new reproductive technologies. Along with mastery of basic family law principles, this course will emphasize critique of existing family law doctrine and policy, and evaluation of recent reform proposals by family law judges, scholars, and practitioners.
7260 - 1Environmental Practice2014 SpringThis course will evaluate in detail the practical, procedural and strategic aspects of the practice of environmental and natural resources law using readings and simulated exercises. The course will cover practice elements under the Clean air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Community Right-to-Know Act and CERCLA. Exercises will include client counseling, witness interviewing, drafting administrative and citizen suit complaints, summary judgment motions, settlement negotiations and rulemaking practice. PREREQUISITES: Either Environmental Law OR Natural Resources
7056 - 1Corporate Finance2014 SpringThis course explores how corporations obtain capital to finance their activities. Among other things, the course looks at the financial characteristics of the different types of securities that a firm might issue to investors. It also addresses the legal rights and duties of holders of these securities and corporate managers, directors and controlling shareholders. As part of this discussion, the course covers basic principles of accounting and financial analysis. PREREQUISITE: Business Organizations.
7250 - 1Envirmntl Conflict Resolution2014 SpringThis course provides an analysis of the most important patent cases involving chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology related inventions. The relevance of these cases to patent preparation and prosecution strategies will be emphasized. Attention will also be given to the interpretation of patent claims directed to chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology related inventions. PREREQUISITES: Intellectual Property Survey. RECOMMENDED: Patent Law
7052 - 1Int'l Business Transact2014 SpringThis course endeavors to provide students with a broad understanding of the fundamental legal problems arising from transnational business activities. It examines the role of national and international law in the constitution of the legal framework within which such activities take place. Specific topics covered include: the role and responsibilities of attorneys engaged in international practice; the international trading of goods; financing the sale of goods; export controls; joint ventures and foreign investment; dispute resolution.
7003 - 1Conflict of Laws2014 SpringJurisdiction, judgments, and choice of law are the subjects of the course. Through Socratic dialogue classes provide exercise in the application of theory to facts, and in the careful analysis of cases.
7878 - 1Terrorism Sim. Design2014 SpringThe Counterterrorism Simulation Design course provides a unique opportunity for students who have previously taken Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism to directly participate in creating simulations conducted in the Counterterrorism course. Students will research and write scenarios, facilitate student preparation for the simulation exercises conducted in the Counterterrorism course and lead simulation sessions. Scenarios address a wide-range of legal issues including constitutional law, criminal law, and international law. This graded course is two credits per semester (4 total credits for the year). A yearlong commitment is required. Prerequisite: Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism.
7800 - 8Climate Change2014 SpringAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7570 - 2Patent Document Draftng2014 SpringThis course will provide students with an introduction to the basics of drafting contracts, including multiple drafting exercises.
7875 - 1Partnership Tax2014 SpringThis course addresses taxation of partnerships and tax consequences of partnership. Topics typically covered include the tax consequences of partnership formation, partnership termination, distributions of money or property to partners, and consequences of sale or exchange of a partnership interest or of the death of a partner.
7080 - 2Employment Law2014 SpringThis course is intended for students that have an intense interest in criminal law issues. Students will engage in legal and interdisciplinary research on specific assigned topics of criminal law. Students will draft detailed memorandum analyzing and summarizing the results of this research. This class is not a seminar but may fulfill the substantial writing requirement with the permission of the instructor. Please contact instructor for details on this unique class.
7080 - 3Supreme Court Practice2014 SpringThis course is intended for students that have an intense interest in criminal law issues. Students will engage in legal and interdisciplinary research on specific assigned topics of criminal law. Students will draft detailed memorandum analyzing and summarizing the results of this research. This class is not a seminar but may fulfill the substantial writing requirement with the permission of the instructor. Please contact instructor for details on this unique class.
7829 - 1Innocence Law2014 SpringThis course will cover post-conviction remedies, state and federal, including post-conviction motions and habeas corpus as well as judicial proceedings to prove actual innocence. Students will learn how to investigate cases of actual innocence using both forensic scientific evidence and other compelling evidence of innocence. The course will also provide students with a review of the criminal justice system from the innocence prospective.
7870 - 1Law Practice Management2014 SpringThis course focuses on the management of solo or small-firm legal practices. Topics typically covered include law firm business structure, office systems, marketing, staffing, liability insurance, time management, technology, billing and collections. This 2-credit course is graded.
7625 - 1Middle Eastern Law2014 SpringThe course will offer an overview of Islamic and Middle Eastern law, and will provide an occasion for students to participate in the elaboration of a Casebook in the field. It will cover the major legal subjects in the discipline with a focus on the modern period. In addition to a historical survey of sources and periods of ME law, topics include judicial review, constitutional law, obligations, commercial law, family law, human rights and criminal law.
7761 - 1Criminal Penalties2014 SpringThis course will examine the rules that govern the determination and administration of criminal sentences. More specifically, we will consider 1) sentencing procedures, which govern the choice of the penalty for an individual offender; 2) sentencing policies, which shape legislative choices of penalties; and 3) the administration of prison sentences. Within these three broad areas, we will examine specific topics such as federal and state sentencing guideline systems, the choice between incarceration and other forms of criminal sanction, prisoners' rights, and the extent to which the Constitution restricts sentencing choices.
7778 - 1Remedies2014 SpringRemedies law is of immense practical significance. All litigators need to know about remedies, as winning on liability is a hollow victory if no effective remedy is won as well, but transactional lawyers also need to know about the extent and limits of court-ordered remedies if they are to render effective advice to clients. Clients are rarely interested in the principle of the thing; they want to know what the law can do for or to them, and that question is answered in the civil context by remedies law. This class will examine the different types of remedies available, such as compensatory, preventive, punitive and ancillary. It will also look at the nature of proof required to qualify for each of these types of remedies: for example, how to value non-monetary losses or when injunctive relief is appropriate. Finally, it will look at some of the defenses that a defendant who has lost on liability may nevertheless raise against the imposition of particular remedies.
7784 - 1Sports Law2014 SpringA substantive examination of concepts and cases from legal disciplines which affect professional, amateur, college and international sports. Particular attention will be paid to the intersection of sports and antitrust law, labor law, contracts, torts, agency, intellectual property and constitutional law.
6190 - 1Legal Research2014 SpringTaught in conjunction with Legal Methods, Legal Research teaches students how to locate primary and secondary legal sources material and how to devise effective legal research strategies.
7080 - 1Securities & Corp Law Research2014 SpringThis course is intended for students that have an intense interest in criminal law issues. Students will engage in legal and interdisciplinary research on specific assigned topics of criminal law. Students will draft detailed memorandum analyzing and summarizing the results of this research. This class is not a seminar but may fulfill the substantial writing requirement with the permission of the instructor. Please contact instructor for details on this unique class.
7847 - 1Bioethics & the Law2014 SpringThe rapid pace of advancement in medical science and biotechnology continues to create significant legal and ethical challenges. This course will focus on a wide range of issues at the intersection of law, biotechnology, medicine, and ethics. The course will first trace the development of the fundamental principles of medical ethics. Next, the course will examine how these principles affect a variety of legal and regulatory arenas such as clinical research, privacy over our health information, end of life decision-making, the role of religion in health care delivery, notions of reproductive liberty, financial conflicts of interest, elective cosmetic surgery, the ownership of our tissue and DNA, and distributive justice concerns concerning access to health care.
7360 - 1Health Law2014 SpringHealth Law provides an introduction to the broad array of legal principles involved in the delivery of health care today. Legal issues related to health policy, health care administration, and biomedical ethics will be included. Topics to be addressed include the physician-patient relationship; confidentiality; informed consent; medical error and apology; medical malpractice and tort reform; end of life issues such as withholding and withdrawing care; Good Samaritan laws; reproductive health issues, including contraception, abortion, and stem cell research; human subjects research; organ transplantation; and regulation of pharmaceuticals. Students have the opportunity to (but are not required to) also participate in the Health Law Clinic. See Clinical Program Descriptions for more information regarding Health Law Clinic.
7884 - 1Information Privacy Law2014 SpringThis course presents an interdisciplinary examination of the threats to an individual?s right of privacy as the amount of personal information collected and held by others continues to expand through new digital and internet technologies. Students will study the information privacy challenges posed by these emerging technologies and address possible legal, personal and policy responses.
7800 - 9Current Issues Securities Law2014 SpringAdvanced Criminal Procedure is a course exploring the meaning of the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eight Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. constitution as they apply to the rights of criminal defendants when charged with a crime, released on bail, brought before a grand jury or during sentencing, plea bargaining and a jury trial. This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Criminal Procedure, though Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite to this class. Advanced Criminal Procedure reviews the criminal process from "bail to jail" and the rights and procedures involved. The course looks that the criminal justice system participants and their respective responsibilities. These participants include defendants, defense counsel, prosecuting attorneys, judges and jurors. Advance Criminal Procedure will examine both the constitutional provisions impacting a defendant's rights from the time they are charged until trial as well as the history, policy issues, and trends of the law that affect the rights of defendants in their interaction with the justice system.
7850 - 1Entertainment Law2014 SpringThis course provides a careful examination of entertainment law with a particular focus on the law that regulates the music industry, the motion picture industry and the television industry. Specific emphasis within each industry will include topics in connection with the law of copyright, contracts, trademark, business organization and agent representation.