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Courses: Law (LAW)


5100: Legal Research
Cr. 1. (1-0). Introduction to use of the law library including statutory compilations, case reports, periodicals, texts; use of research aids including computerized techniques.

5101: Mexican-U.S. Business Planning
Cr. 1. (1-0). A Study of strategies and methods involved in planning investments between Mexico and the U.S.

5110:5210: Law Review
Cr. 1-2 per semester, or 3 by concurrent enrollment. Prerequisite: membership on Law Review staff. Advancement from candidacy to staff requires publication of two case notes or one comment. Credit is given for satisfactory staff service.

5111: Moot Court
Cr. 1. (1-0). May be repeated for a maximum of four semester hours.

5112: Mock Trial
Cr. 1. (1-0). May be repeated for a maximum of four semester hours.

5113: Advocates
Cr. 1. (1-0). May be repeated for a maximum of four semester hours. Counts as credit for advocates board membership or competitive team membership.

5114: Court Observation
Cr. 1. Prerequisites: credit for or registration in LAW 5220 and 5320 or consent of instructor. Observation of the civil and criminal courts.

5115: Health Law Masters Course
Cr. 1 (1-0). Provides LL.M. students with an opportunity to develop and present their own research projects as well as to survey selected topics. The class is open to graduate students in health law. This course is pass/fail.

5131:5208: International Environmental Law
Cr. 1 or 2 (1-0; 2-0). The practical aspects of the various systems as they compare to the United States environmental law system. Also, the various environmental aspects of environmental treaties, conventions, etc. Other topics: international convention and agreements on the environment; environmental issues in the United States and foreign transactions; the European Economic Community and the environment; Latin America and the environment; free trade.

5133: Mexican Law II
Cr. 1. (1-0). Mexican law and policy affecting foreign investment in Mexico including corporation law, licensing regulation of investment, transfer of technology, and related matters.

5134: LL.M. Intellectual Property Topics - Series I
Cr. 1 (1-0). Discussion of five topics of current Intellectual Property interest. Course is limited to Intellectual Property LL.M. students. Can be taken even if student has already taken LL.M. Intellectual Property Topics-Series II (LAW 5135) since topics will changed in each offering.

5135: LL.M. Intellectual Property Topics - Series II
Cr. 1 (1-0). Discussion of five topics of current Intellectual Property interest. Course is limited to Intellectual Property LL.M. students. Can be taken even if student has already taken LL.M. Intellectual Property Topics-Series I (LAW 5134) since topics will changed in each offering.

5147:5247: Houston Journal of International Law
Cr. 1 or 2. (1-0; 2-0). A course for students who serve as staff members of the Houston Journal of International Law, a scholarly journal written in part and edited by law students.

5151: Tax Research
Cr. 1. (1-0). A specialized course in tax research open only to master's degree students specializing in taxation.

5164: Mexican Law Forum
Cr. 1. (1-0). A survey of contemporary issues in Mexican law.

5165: Mexican Law I
Cr. 1. (1-0). A general survey of the law of Mexico including constitutional law, labor law, agrarian law, criminal law, and various aspects of private law.

5168: Mexican Judicial Process
Cr. 1. (1-0). Discusses the structure and constitutional background of the Mexican judicial system, includes the consideration of Mexican criminal and civil procedure and concepts of conflicts of law.

5181: Health Law Masters Seminar I
Cr. 1. (1-0). Provides LL.M. students with an opportunity to develop and present their own research projects as well as to survey selected topics. The seminar is open only to graduate students in health law.

5182: Health Law Masters Seminar II
Cr. 1. (1-0). Provides LL.M. students with an opportunity to develop and present their own research projects as well as to survey selected topics. The seminar is open only to graduate students in health law. Builds on Health Law Masters Seminar I.

5197:5297:5397:5497: Selected Topics
Cr. 1-4. per semester. (1-0; 2-0; 3-0; 4-0). May be repeated for a maximum of six semester hours.

5198:5298:5398: Special Research and Writing
Cr. 1-3 per semester. (1-0; 2-0; 3-0). Prerequisites: second- or third-year standing and consent of instructor.

5199:5299:5399: Special Problems
Cr. 1-3 per semester. Prerequisite: approval of the dean. May be repeated for a maximum of four semester hours. For law students who wish to pursue special studies for which a course is not organized.

5201: Intellectual Property Survey
Cr. 2. (2-0). Study of the main principles and doctrines of trade secret, copyright, trademark, and patent law.

5202:6344: Property I
Cr. 3. (3-0). Introduction to basic principles of property law; acquisition of property; types of property interests; transfer of ownership; recording systems; conveyancing; landlord and tenant; regulation of land use.

5203: Health Care Law and Aging
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5315 or consent of instructor. Problems of law and aging including access to health care, long-term care, age discrimination, Medicare, death and dying, and other issues.

5204: Genetics and the Law
Cr. 2. (2-0). Explores the many legal issues in genetics including reproduction, access to health care, discrimination, forensics and gene therapy.

5205: Torts II
Cr. 2. (2-0). A continuation of Torts I.

5206: Agency & Unincorporated Associations
Cr. 2. (2-0). Explores business organizations such as limited liability partnerships and limited liability companies as well as considering in some detail advanced issues in partnership law. In addition, the course deals with agency and discusses when a person may act for another person (or entity) and when a person (or entity) is liable for the tortious acts of another.

5207: Clean Air Act
Cr. 2. (2-0). Legal requirements for air pollution control under the federal Clean Air Act, with emphasis on the 1990 amendments and state and local approaches including an examination of the Texas Clean Air Act.

5208: International Environmental Law
Cr. 2. (2-0). The practical aspects of the various environmental systems as they compare to the United States environmental law system.

5209: Current Policies - U.S. Customs Laws
Cr. 2. (2-0). General but practical examination of laws and regulations enforced by the United States Customs Service.

5211: Environmental Dispute Resolution
Cr. 2. (2-0). Use of ADR in environmental law.

5212: Administrative Law Research
Cr. 2. (2-0). Provides a working knowledge of the primary sources of law and other documentation produced by U.S. government agencies.

5213: Taxation of Charitable Giving
Cr. 2. (2-0). Current and deferred charitable giving techniques, with the tax consequences for both donors and donees.

5214: U.S.-Mexico Trade After NAFTA
Cr. 2. (2-0). Introduction to the legal aspects of international trade between the United States and Mexico with emphasis on the North American Free Trade Agreement.

5215: Biotechnology and the Law
Cr. 2. (2-0). Explores the impact that biotechnology has had on specific areas of law and business. Topics covered include intellectual property and its exploitation, regulatory affairs, privacy concerns, and public policy issues.

5216: Health Care Organizations
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisites: Health Law (LAW 5315) or consent of instructor; prior completion of Corporations recommended. Business planning, corporations, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, partnership, securities, and legal and tax issues as they relate to the health care industry.

5217: Communication Law
Cr. 2. (2-0). Examines the federal regulation of the electronic mass media with particular focus on regulatory models for legislative and judicial oversight of broadcasting, cable, and new communications technologies. Classroom discussion and student papers will focus on laws governing the broadcast and cable industries and the policy-making process by which those laws are formed.

5218: Fraud & Abuse
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisite: prior completion of Health Law or permission of instructor. Examines federal and Texas law which impose criminal and civil penalties on health care providers for a variety of activities ranging from payment for referrals to the submission of false claims. Focus will be on federal and Texas illegal remuneration statutes, the federal civil monetary penalty and exclusion laws, the federal antireferral (Stark) law, and the federal false claims laws.

5219: Governmental Issues in Environmental Law
Cr. 2. (2-0). Review of the federal government's role in environmental law (with emphasis on the regulatory, as opposed to resource management aspects) vis-a-vis the states, accomplishments versus expectations, issues which have arisen in implementation of the joint regulatory program. Material will include statutory and regulatory sources, scholarly writings and cases, and from EPA policy and instructional materials.

5220: Procedure III
Cr. 2. (2-0). Procedure in the trial of a civil case from voir dire examination of the jury to the actual trial, at the trial and appeals court levels.

5221:5362: Employment Discrimination
Cr. 2. or 3. (2-0; 3-0). Examines the substantive law of employment discrimination and the policy conflicts underlying the legal and social issues raised by the cases. Basic doctrines designed to protect individuals from unfair unemployment decisions: Title VII; Americans with Disabilities Act; and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

5222: Professional Responsibility
Cr. 2. (2-0). A study of the legal and ethical responsibilities of members of the legal profession.

5223: Post-Mortem Estate Planning
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisites: Federal Income Tax (LAW 5359/5459) and Trusts and Wills (LAW 5339/5440). Issues associated with estate administration; estate tax compliance and audit procedures; examination of the use of trusts as estate surrogates.

5224: State Creditor's Remedies
Cr. 2. (2-0). Examines the remedies available to both commercial and consumer creditors to collect a debt through the legal system.

5225: Hazardous Waste Law
Cr. 2. (2-0). This course will focus on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

5226: Patent Remedies and Defenses
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5332 or consent of instructor. Statutory and rules provisions governing U.S. patent litigation; commonly sought remedies and defenses; recent Federal Circuit decisions; jurisdictional and venue issues.

5227: Criminal Environmental Law
Cr. 2. (2-0). Provides students an opportunity to conduct extensive research into the area of criminal enforcement of environmental laws. Examines concepts basic to criminal and environmental law. Corporate defendants, mens rea and sentencing are treated in detail.

5228: Construction Law
Cr. 2. (2-0). A study of the law pertaining to architects, engineers and contractors, their interrelation, rights and obligations, in the construction process.

5229: Water Pollution Law
Cr. 2. (2-0). The course will examine the federal control of water pollution under the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (ocean dumping law). Common law remedies to water pollution will also be considered. Groundwater, inland, coastal and ocean waters will be included.

5230: Mergers & Acquisitions
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisite: Business Organizations (LAW 5421). An examination of the law and finance of corporate acquisitions; evaluation of capital markets and the efficient markets hypothesis; analysis of the motives underlying acquisitions; legal duties and liabilities of directors facing takeover bids.

5231: Health Care Finance & Policy
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisite: prior completion of LAW 5315 (Health Law) or permission of instructor. Presents a broad overview of development and implementation of health care finance and policy. Focuses on the impact of policy initiatives on structure, operations and financing of health care systems. Topics include the Medicare and Medicaid programs, health care finance reforms, evolution and operation of integrative delivery systems, and business transactions employed by health care entities.

5232: Trade Secrets
Cr.2. (2-0). Study of characteristics, protection and enforcement of trade secrets as tangible property rights. Emphasis on litigation tactics, including specialized injunctive relief, proof, evidence, remedies and calculation of damages.

5233: Legal Communications I
Cr. 2. (2-0). Teaches the basic skills needed by a practicing attorney in order to perform legal research and prepare legal documents. It is a required course, open to part-time first-year law students only.

5234: Legal Communications II
Cr. 2 (2-0). Prerequisite: passing LAW 5233 (Legal Communications I). Teaches the basic skills needed by a practicing attorney in order to perform legal research and prepare legal documents. It also teaches the basic oral argument skills needed by a practicing attorney. It is a required course, open to part-time first-year law students only.

5235: Legal Research
Cr. 2. (2-0). Teaches the basic skills needed by a practicing attorney in order to perform legal research and prepare legal documents. It is a required course, open to full-time first year law students only.

5236: Legal Writing
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisite: passing LAW 5235 (Legal Research). Teaches the basic skills needed by a practicing attorney in order to perform legal research and prepare legal documents. It is a required course, open to full-time first year law students only.

5237: Mass Tort Litigation
Cr. 2. (2-0). Addresses a comparison of class action and other streamlining techniques; basic requirements for class certification; mechanics of class actions and other techniques; and day-to-day challenges in managing complex mass tort litigation. Examines the intellectual and ethical debate regarding certain features of mass tort case resolution. Notable practitioners and judges currently involved in handling this type of litigation will appear as guest lecturers.

5238:6338: North American Free Trade Agreement
Cr. 2. or 3. (2-0; 3-0). Examines the provisions of NAFTA that affect business transactions between the United States and Mexico. To the extent feasible, class discussions will center on problems that cover the agreement as well as domestic law.

5239: Oil and Gas Tax
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisite: Federal Income Tax (LAW 5359 or 5459). Focuses on federal taxation of domestic oil and gas exploration and production operations. Taxation of foreign oil and gas exploration and production operations will also be included in the course, although in summary fashion addressing tax models foreign jurisdictions can adopt and the resulting U.S. tax overlay.

5240: Professional Malpractice
Cr. 2. (2-0). Covers the legal theories, standards of liability, and defenses applicable to professional malpractice litigation involving attorneys, accountants, appraisers, brokers, consultants, and expert witnesses, among others. Students will study current cases and trends in this area of law. The course will emphasize litigation strategies and issues.

5241: Legal Interviewing and Counseling
Cr. 2. (2-0). A course in the conduct of the lawyer in interviewing and counseling clients, including the professional regulations and law governing the lawyer's conduct in this role.

5242: Medical Malpractice Litigation
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5315 or consent of instructor. Malpractice law and policy including the effect of malpractice on health care access, quality, and cost; impact of legislative reforms on malpractice legal doctrine.

5243:5314 Legislation
Cr. 2. or 3. (2-0; 3-0). Examines the lawyering involved through the making and applying of statutory laws. Advocacy in the legislative arena is analyzed and compared to advocacy in the courtroom forum.

5244: Property II
Cr. 2. (2-0). Continuation of Property I.

5245:6345 Jewish Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). The development of the Jewish legal system over the past 3,000 years.

5246: Public Health Law
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisite: Prior completion of Health Law (LAW 5315) or permission of instructor. Provides an overview of basic public health law principles and will include discussion of current controversies in public health policies.

5248:6348 Texas Criminal Procedure
Cr. 2. or 3. (2-0; 3-0). An in-depth analysis of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure and case law interpreting the same. Where appropriate, the Texas Rules of Criminal Evidence and Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure will be addressed and discussed. There will be a comparative analysis of the mentioned rules and statutes with their federal counterparts.

5249:5348: Texas Consumer Law
Cr. 2. (2-0). An advanced course in sales and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act designed to supplement courses in contract and commercial law.

5250: Law Office Management
Cr. 2. (2-0). A course in the problems facing the lawyer as entrepreneur or law firm manager.

5251: Accounting in Law
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Study of legal problems in accounting situations. Previous accounting training is not required.

5252: Securities Transactions
Cr. 2. (2-0). Drafting of principal documents required in such transactions as public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, limited partnership offerings and similar transactions.

5253: Trusts and Wills
Cr. 2. (2-0). Express, resulting and constructive trusts, substantive and remedial aspects. Intestacy; execution, revocation, and construction of wills; contracts to devise.

5254: Tax Fraud & Money Laundering
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisite: Federal Income Tax (LAW 5359 or 5459). Processes by which the IRS and Justice Departments uncover and prosecute tax crimes and money laundering cases, mandatory sentencing, improper investigative techniques, related nontax crimes and related matters.

5255: Criminal Trial Practice
Cr. 2. (2-0). Advocacy techniques for the preparation and trial of criminal cases.

5256: Electric Industry Law & Policy
Cr. 2. (2-0). The history and regulatory development of the electric industry. Particular emphasis on the relationship between law and economics as applied to the utility industry. Current trends in deregulation and restructuring are also considered.

5257: International Intellectual Property
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisite: IP Survey (LAW 5201) or Patent Law (LAW 5332) or permission of instructors based on background. The principal treaty provisions governing the granting and enforcement of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret rights in member countries of the World Trade Organization and other international organizations; study of selected implementing in major U.S. trading countries.

5258: Food and Drug Law
Cr. 2. (2-0). Study of government's attempts to protect the public health and individual welfare in the development and marketing of foods, drugs, and cosmetics. Covers the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with particular emphasis on the regulation of drugs, nutritional supplements, and medical devices.

5259: State and Local Tax
Cr. 2. (2-0). An examination of the various laws concerning state taxes, including income, franchise, property, excise, and severance taxes. State taxation of interstate businesses.

5260: Advanced Corporate Tax
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisites: LAW 5359 and 5352. Advanced study of the law governing the taxation of corporate entities.

5261: Real Estate Tax
Cr. 2. (2-0). Analysis of state and federal tax considerations pertaining to the ownership, rental, and sale of interests in real estate.

5263: Taxation of Compensation
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5359. Taxation of qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, nonqualified and incentive stock options, restricted property arrangements, part-in-interest transactions, executive compensation and severance arrangements and welfare benefit arrangements.

5265: Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5359. An in-depth examination of Subchapter J Taxation of estates and trusts, including their grantors and beneficiaries.

5266: Taxation of Exempt Organizations
Cr. 2. (2-0). Study of federal and state law concerning organizations exempt from federal income taxation including contributions deductibility, standards for granting exemption, private foundations, fiduciary duties and limits on political activities.

5267: Tax Accounting
Cr. 2. (2-0). Study of methods in context of federal tax laws including cash, accrual installment methods, inventory taxation, changes of accounting methods, and time value of money concepts.

5268: Taxation of Sales
Cr. 2. (2-0). Tax treatment of capital gains on the sale or exchange of property, as well as similarity treated transactions.

5272: Psychology of Communication
Cr. 2. (2-0). Theoretical and practical approaches to the way lawyers communicate effectively with clients, judges, and juries.

5273: Regulation of Health Care Professionals
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5315 or consent of instructor. Introduction to the regulatory environment affecting the health care professional.

5274: Admiralty Personal Injuries
Cr. 2. (2-0). In-depth analysis of maritime law relating to personal injuries.

5278:5378: European Union Law
Cr. 2 or 3. (2-0; 3-0). Study of the transnational law of the European Union (formerly European Community) which touches all aspects of trade, investment, labor relations, and human rights in those countries who are members of the European Union.

5281: Research in Foreign and International Law
Cr. 2. (2-0). Techniques in specialized research in international and foreign legal sources.

5282: Advanced Legal Research
Cr. 2. (2-0). Study of advanced techniques of legal research using advanced computer technology as well as accessing rarely used sources and materials for specialized legal research efforts.

5283: Forensic Medicine
Cr. 2. (2-0). Medical topics including blood banking, paternity disputes, alcohol testing, post-mortem examinations, DNA forensics, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, child abuse, forensic psychiatry and forensic dentistry.

5285: Practice of Environmental Law
Cr. 2. (2-0). A course in the application of environmental law issues as they apply to business law practice areas.

5286: Environmental Liability Management
Cr. 2. (2-0). Enforcement and avoidance of liability resulting from manufacture, use and disposal of chemical, hazardous and toxic products under federal and state laws in both public and private sectors.

5287:6307: Sports Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Analysis of topics such as representation of the professional athlete in contract negotiations and endorsements, the player-club contractual relationship, anti-trust and collective bargaining issues in amateur and professional sports, sports tort liability, and representation of the recreational amateur and professional in sports injury litigation.

5291: Partnership Tax
Cr. 2. (2-0). Analysis of federal tax considerations pertaining to partnership entities.

5292: Tax Procedure
Cr. 2. (2-0). Study of procedural requirements pertaining to proceedings in federal tax disputes.

5300: Legal Writing
Cr. 3. (3-0). Further development of research skills; intensive training in legal writing and oral advocacy.

5301: Contracts I
Cr. 3. (3-0). Basic contract law including the concepts of offer, acceptance, consideration, contractual remedies, etc. The law of sales under the Uniform Commercial Code is also covered.

5303: Criminal Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Substantive criminal law; basic concepts; elements of crime; theories of punishment.

5304: Criminal Procedure
Cr. 3. (3-0). Criminal procedure; constitutional and statutory limitations on search and seizure, self-incrimination; right to counsel; right-to-jury trial; requirements of due process.

5305: Torts I
Cr. 3. (3-0). Basic tort law; intentional torts, negligence, strict liability; causation; damages and compensation plans; vicarious liability; special kinds of torts.

5306: Law and Economics
Cr. 3. (3-0). Introduction to the use of economic tools and their application to legal principles.

5307: Contracts II
Cr. 3. (3-0). A continuation of Contracts I.

5308: Occupational Health Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Explores the federal regulation of workplace safety, focusing on the developing case law under the Occupational Health and Administration Act.

5309: Criminal Environmental Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Extensive research into the area of criminal enforcement of environmental laws. Concepts basic to criminal environmental law, corporate defendants, mens rea and sentencing are treated in detail.

5310: White Collar Crime
Cr. 3. (3-0). This course focuses on the criminal statutes affecting business people, as well as the defenses available to those charged under those statutes.

5311: Product Liability
Cr. 3. (3-0). An in-depth study of the circumstances under which a manufacturer is or may be held responsible for damages to third parties caused by its products. Consideration of strict liability, negligence and contract theories.

5312: First Amendment
Cr. 3. (3-0). Advanced study of individual rights guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution including the rights of free speech and religion.

5313: Due Process
Cr. 3. (3-0). An in-depth analysis of constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due process including their relationship to civil rights and related movements.

5315: Health Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Survey of health law including regulation of quality, access to health care, cost containment, and topics in bioethics.

5316: Local and State Government Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Examination of the organization and powers of local government units and the relationships between local, state, and federal governments. Emphasis on government's obligations as an employer and local and state liability. Other subjects include home rule, annexation, and extraterritorial jurisdiction; reapportionment and voting rights; local-state conflict and preemption; federal preemption and the application of antitrust law to local government; legal limits on local government's police powers.

5317: Trademark and Unfair Competition
Cr. 3. (3-0). Development and protection of trademarks under state and federal law. Various phases of trademark and related unfair competition litigation. Intellectual Property Survey course recommended but not required.

5318: Landlord and Tenant
Cr. 3. (3-0). A study of the legal rights of parties to commercial and residential leasing agreements.

5319: Introduction to American Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). A course in American legal method for foreign lawyers.

5320: Procedure II
Cr. 3. (3-0). Modern problems of pleading, parties, depositions, and discovery in both state and federal systems.

5321: Federal Jurisdiction
Cr. 3. (3-0). A study of the jurisdiction of federal courts under the constitution and applicable statutes.

5322: Pretrial Litigation
Cr. 3. (3-0). Intensive individualized training and instruction in case analysis and the art of drafting and oral advocacy relating to pretrial discovery, motion practice and pleadings, including instruction in the law of pre-trial procedure.

5323: Conflict of Laws
Cr. 3. (3-0). The application of the conflicting laws of two different sovereigns, including conflicts between federal and state, conflicts between state and state, and conflicts between foreign countries.

5324: International Trade
Cr. 3. (3-0). A course in the problems businesses encounter in transnational dealings in goods and services, including import controls, export controls, tariffs, and sales conventions.

5325: Advanced Oil & Gas Law Contracts
Cr. 3. (3-0). An advanced study of oil and gas transactions after the creation of the mineral leasehold, including farmouts, operating agreements, gas sales and transportation contracts, division orders and contracts for the sale of producing properties.

5326: Business Enterprise Tax
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Federal Income Tax (LAW 5359 or 5459). The basics and certain areas of significance for people planning business formation and transactions involving ongoing enterprises. A comparative study of the laws of corporate taxation and partnership taxation.

5327: Trial Advocacy (Criminal)
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5420. Refining knowledge of criminal evidence and procedure; formulating case theory, theme and strategy; communication skills for designing and orally presenting opening statements, closing arguments, direct and cross of fact and expert witnesses, voir dire, evidentiary objections and responses, and other aspects of criminal trials before court and jury. Full trial required.

5328: Judicial Internship Clinic I
Cr. 3. (3-0). A clinic where students can work in a judge's office.

5329: Judicial Internship Clinic II
Cr. 3. (3-0). An advanced clinic where students can work in a judge's office.

5330: Antitrust Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). A study of federal regulations aimed at restraint of trade and monopoly.

5331: English Legal History
Cr. 3. (3-0). Development of English law from the twelfth to the eighteenth century with emphasis on the nature of legal change, the relationship between legal and social change, and the development of individual rights.

5332: Patent Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). The substantive U.S. law of patents including eligible subject matter, novelty and nonobviousness requirements, scope of claims, and modern infringement law.

5333: Introduction to Jurisprudence
Cr. 3. (3-0). A study of the nature of the legal system; what law is; what law does; what makes law obligatory; what justice is; law's relationship to morality, power, and societal values.

5334: Health Law Clinic I
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5315 or consent of instructor. An externship in a health law office. Includes a classroom component.

5335: Space Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Course provides a broad background in the economic, political and legal issues arising from the exploration and development of outer space.

5336: American Indians and Indian Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Survey of constitutional issues unique to American Indian rights.

5337: Constitutional Theory
Cr. 3. (3-0). Examines the question of whether the Constitution authorizes judicial review and the issue of which method of review, if any, is preferable. It considers originalism and non-originalism, as well as feminist arguments and critical legal studies approaches, and studies the application of these various modes by examining several areas of constitutional law, such as separation of powers doctrine and the first amendment.

5338:5441: Land Use and Finance
Cr. 3-4. (3-0; 4-0). Law pertaining to land use and finance, as reflected in governmental regulations, zoning and other municipal ordinances, and land-financing practices.

5253:5339:5440: Trusts and Wills
Cr. 2-3-4. (2-0; 3-0; 4-0). Express, resulting, and constructive trusts, substantive and remedial aspects. Intestacy; execution, revocation, and construction of wills; contracts to devise.

5340: Marital Property Rights
Cr. 3. (3-0). Marriage, divorce, and annulment; rights of children and the community property law of Texas.

5341: Disabilities and the Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Comprehensive overview of major laws relating to individuals with disabilities; issues of rights and nondiscrimination in employment, governmental programs and services, public accommodations (by private providers), higher education, education, housing, and health care.

5342: Health Law Clinic II
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5315 or consent of instructor. Advanced externship in a health law office. Includes classroom component.

5343: Employment Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Focuses on the expanding body of statutes and common law dealing with the legal rights of nonunion employees. The course examines the legal aspects of hiring practices, conditions of employment, and termination of employment and the legal regulation of employers and employees.

5344: Appellate Advocacy I
Cr. 3. (3-0). Intensive, individualized training in the art of persuasive brief writing and effective oral argument, as well as the law of appellate advocacy.

5345: Civil Rights
Cr. 3. (3-0). Subjects to be covered will include issues that arise under the United States Constitution (5th and 14th Amendments), as well as Congressional enactments that seek to protect the rights of individuals.

5346: Current Topics in Health Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Legal implications of HIV infection for education, employment, insurance, health care, public health policy, and criminal law.

5347: Corporate Finance Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Study of state corporate laws and federal securities laws regulating the financing of corporations; various financing methods, including common stock, preferred stock, and convertible and straight debt; will also consider mergers and acquisitions.

5349: International Financial Transactions
Cr. 3. (3-0). An examination of international commercial financing and international banking.

5350: Corporations
Cr. 3. (3-0). Examines legal issues that arise with respect to the formation, capitalization, allocations of profits, management and control, and dissolution of American business corporations with special attention to the duties of officers and directors. Primary focus will be statutory provisions of the model acts and case law. Representative state statutes, requirements of the federal and state securities laws, and common tax problems encountered by small corporations will be mentioned.

5351: Juvenile Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). A survey of the statutes and case law governing the rights of children alleged to be delinquent, incorrigible, or neglected.

5352: Corporate Taxation
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5359. Taxation of corporate entities; corporate formations, distributions, liquidations, and reorganizations.

5353: Business Planning
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: Federal Income Tax (LAW 5260, 7322, 5352) required; Corporate Tax (LAW 5352) and either Business Organizations (LAW 5421) or Corporations (LAW 5350) strongly recommended. An advanced course in the legal problems encountered in the organization of a corporation. Problems of taxation are a major topic of this course.

5354: Public Land and Resource Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Covers the laws and policies that govern the use and management of federal land comprising one-third of the U.S., and the resources (minerals, timber, rangeland, wildlife, recreation, and wilderness) on these lands.

5355: Oil and Gas
Cr. 3. (3-0). Property concepts applied to minerals in place and after severance from the land, including the rights and obligations of the parties to a mineral lease.

5356: Remedies
Cr. 3. (3-0). Legal and equitable remedies available in state and federal courts, including restitution, rescission, specific performance, and award of damages.

5357: Fair Employment
Cr. 3. (3-0). An examination of federal and state law pertaining to discrimination in employment relationships.

5358: Natural Resources Taxation
Cr. 3. (3-0). An analysis of tax problems presented in common mineral conveyances and transactions: financing of development, production, and operations.

5359: Federal Income Tax
Cr. 3. (3-0). Introduction to federal income taxation. Identification and characterization of income subject to taxation and deductions therefrom.

5360: Licensing and Technology Transfer
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5201, 5332, or 5379. Introduction to the transfer of technology by licensing agreements where underlying rights are patent, trademark, copyright, or trade secret (know-how). Agreement structures and legal limitations via antitrust laws. U.S. law emphasis; some foreign laws considered.

5361: Women and the Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Explores the ways in which women have been treated as a special legal category.

5363: Securities Regulation
Cr. 3. (3-0). A study of state and federal statutes regulating the issuance, transfer, and trading of securities.

5364: Environmental Liability Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). A general survey of environmental liabilities and risk management techniques with emphasis on hazardous waste and asbestos, and including a review of federal and state legislation, administrative agencies, causation damages, defenses, procedure, insurance, bankruptcy, real estate transfers, and acquisitions.

5365:5465: Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Cr. 3 or 4 respectively. (3-0; 4-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5480. A study of federal and state laws relating to the remedies of debtors and creditors, including bankruptcy.

5366: Comparative Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Examination of the major legal systems in the world today (civilian, common law, religious, and socialist). Comparison of selected features of foreign laws, legal institutions, and legal culture with their American counterparts. Topics include procedure, civil law, legal profession, sources of law, court structure and others. Countries sampled include Germany, France, Mexico, Japan, China, Soviet Union and others.

5367: Poverty Law Clinic I
Cr. 3. (0-12). Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Clinical opportunity in the field of poverty law. Requires 60 hours of work per credit hour. Students will be placed with the Gulf Coast Legal Foundation.

5368: Estate Planning
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5357. Planning of estates from the standpoint of tax savings and ease of administration.

5369: Insurance Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). The regulation of the insurance industry, dealing with solvency and licensing, the meaning of "insurance" as a prohibited transaction for nonlicensed persons or entities and the spreading scheme of insurers that allows profitable operations.

5370: International Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Basic public international law; legal organization of the international community; the relation of individuals within a state to the rules of international law.

5371: International Energy Transactions
Cr. 3. (3-0). A study of various aspects of overseas petroleum transactions including negotiation with host countries, operating aspects of production, and product distribution and transportation.

5372: Basic Mexican Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). An examination of Mexican law, particularly as it affects United States individuals or corporations doing business in Mexico.

5373: Admiralty
Cr. 3. (3-0). Basic admiralty law; jurisdiction of the federal courts; maritime liens; maritime torts; limitation of liability; general admiralty doctrines; special procedures; relationship of shipper and owner; rights of seamen.

5374: Legal History
Cr. 3. (3-0). A study of the development of the Anglo-American legal system with emphasis on the creation of the English systems of common law and equity.

5375: International Litigation and Arbitration
Cr. 3. (3-0). A course in the methods available for resolving private law commercial disputes in the international area.

5376:5480: Commercial Transactions
Cr. 3-4. (3-0; 4-0). Prerequisite for all other commercial law courses. A study of commercial law with an emphasis on transactions involving the extension of credit; negotiable instruments law; secured transactions; consumer credit transactions; developing methods of credit payment.

5377: Poverty Law Clinic II
Cr. 3. (0-12). Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Clinical opportunity in the field of poverty law. Requires 60 hours of work per credit hour. Students will be placed with the Gulf Coast Legal Foundation.

5379: Copyright Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Study of protection for literary, artistic, musical, computer, and other works of human intellect under the Copyright Act of 1976. Prerequisites and formalities for protection; nature, scope, and limitations of rights with special emphasis on fair use; infringement actions, remedies and federal preemption of state law.

5380: Labor Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). A study of the National Labor Relations Act and other federal legislation relating to the labor-management relationship.

5381: Legal Negotiations
Cr. 3. (3-0). An introduction to legal negotiation as a method of reaching agreement on different matters.

5382: Administrative Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). A study of the administrative process at the federal and state level; agency powers; agency jurisdiction; agency procedures; limitations on agency power; enforcement of agency decisions; judicial review.

5383: Family Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). A study of the law of marriage, divorce, and child custody; legal aspects of illegitimacy, family desertion, nonsupport, and abandonment of children.

5384: Environmental Clinic I
Cr. 3 (3-0). A clinic which places students in governmental or public service organizations involved in the field of environmental law.

5385: Negotiation/Mediation Clinic
Cr. 3. (0-12). Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Students have an opportunity to serve as third party neutrals as well as assist clients with negotiating pre-litigation matters. Video taping and individual feedback is given to students. Requires 60 hours of work per credit hour.

5386: Trial Advocacy (Civil)
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5420 or consent of instructor. Refining knowledge of civil evidence and procedure; formulating case theory, theme and strategy; communication skills for designing and orally presenting opening statements, closing arguments, direct and cross of fact and expert witnesses, voir dire, evidentiary objections and responses, and other aspects of civil trials before court and jury. Full trial required.

5387: International Tax
Cr. 3. (3-0). A study of issues in U.S. and foreign taxation including analyses of tax consequences relating to multinational business operations.

5388: Water Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Study of state and federal laws concerning the ownership and control of water resources as well as environmental protections relating to water quality.

5389: Immigration Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Study of United States laws relating to the permanent and temporary entry of foreign nationals into the U.S.

5390: Environmental Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Environmental law, with emphasis on legal regulation and control of activities affecting the land, sea, and air environment.

5391: Mediation
Cr. 3. (3-0). Explores alternatives to litigation as means of resolving disputes, focusing on mediation. Opportunity to participate as mediator at Houston Neighborhood Justice Center.

5392: International Business Transactions
Cr. 3. (3-0). A study of various international business transaction formats and their legal consequences.

5393: International Criminal Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). The laws affecting international crimes, including sources of law, jurisdiction, extradition, and types of defenses and claims of immunity.

5394: Environmental Regulation of O&G Exploration Production
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5390. Environmental regulation problems of oil and gas industry from exploration and production through refining and marketing. Primary emphasis on federal regulations. Helpful to have knowledge of RCRA, CERCLA, and Clean Air Act.

5395: Genetics & the Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Study of new developments in genetics which are taking place at a tremendous rate and are likely to accelerate because of Human Genome Project. Explores the many legal issues in genetics, including reproduction, access to health care, discrimination, forensics and gene therapy.

5396: Environmental Clinic II
Cr. 3. (3-0). A clinic which places students in governmental or public service organizations involved in the field of environmental law.

5400: Clinic Externship
Cr. 4. (4-0). Prerequisites: 44 credit hours in Law, LAW 5222, and consent of instructor. Externship in a public interest law firm with responsibility for representing a client. Students must work throughout the semester for at least 60 hours per credit hour in the program. Includes a weekly seminar.

5406: Procedure I
Cr. 4. (4-0). Introduction to civil procedure; jurisdiction of courts; pleading, discovery; trial; effect of judgments; appeals. Emphasis is on the federal rules of civil procedure.

5420: Evidence
Cr. 4. (4-0). The rules evidence and reasons supporting them, state and federal, including relevancy, impeachment presumptions, judicial notice, competency of witnesses, privilege, and the hearsay rule and its exceptions.

5421: Business Organizations
Cr. 4. (4-0). A survey of materials relating to the legal consequences of various forms of business structures including agency, partnership, and incorporation.

5422: Trial Advocacy (Advanced Civil)
Cr. 4. (4-0). Prerequisites: LAW 5420, 5386, and/or consent of program director. Intensive skills training in all aspects of civil trial ligation based on the National Institute for Trial Advocacy teaching model. Full trial required. Open to licensed attorneys.

5486: Trial Advocacy (Advanced Criminal)
Cr. 4. (4-0). Prerequisites: LAW 5420, 5327, 5304, 5344, 5322, and/or consent of program director. Intensive skills training in all aspects of a criminal trial based on the National Institute for Trial Advocacy teaching model. Open to licensed attorneys. Full trial required.

5488: Constitutional Law
Cr. 4. (4-0). Judicial review: powers of government; federalism; requirements of due process and equal protection; individual rights guaranteed by the Constitution.

5500: Clinic Externship
Cr. 5. (5-0). Prerequisites: 44 credit hours in Law, LAW 5222, and consent of instructor. Externship in a public interest law firm with responsibility for representing a client. Students must work throughout the semester for at least 60 hours per credit hour in the program. Includes a weekly seminar.

5510: Legal Clinical Studies I
Cr. 5. (5-0). Prerequisites: 44 credit hours in Law, LAW 5222, and consent of instructor; LAW 5420 recommended. Faculty supervised law practice with clients of legal clinic in areas including family law, consumer law, business law, landlord/tenant, community development, and probate. Includes both field work and class work. Students must work throughout the semester for at least 60 hours per credit hour in the program. Pre-semester orientation required.

5511: Legal Clinical Studies II
Cr. 5. (5-0). Prerequisites: 44 credit hours in Law, LAW 5510, and consent of instructor. Faculty supervised law practice with clients of the legal clinic in areas including family law, consumer law, business law, landlord/tenant, community development, and probate. Supervision of students in LAW 5510. Students must work throughout the semester for at least 60 hours per credit hour in the program. Includes both field work and class work.

5512: Criminal Clinic (Defense)
Cr. 5. (5-0). Prerequisites: 44 hours in law, LAW 5222, 5304, 5303, 5420, and permission of the instructor. Student work in the preparation and trial of criminal cases in the office of the Federal Public Defender or of a prominent criminal defense attorney.

5513: Criminal Clinic (Prosecution)
Cr. 5. (5-0). Prerequisites: 44 credit hours in Law, LAW 5222, 5303, 5304, 5420, and consent of instructor. Assist in the presentation of criminal cases in a district attorney's office. Student bar card required. Students must work throughout the semester for at least 60 hours per credit hour in the program. Includes a weekly classroom component and required pre semester orientation.

5514: Judicial Internship Clinic I
Cr. 5. (5-0). Prerequisites: LAW 5222 and permission of instructor. Students serve judicial internships in federal and state trial and appellate courts.

5515: Judicial Internship Clinic II
Cr. 5. (5-0). Prerequisites: LAW 5514 and permission of instructor. Continuation of activities begun in LAW 5514 with students assuming the additional responsibilities of supervising Clinic I students.

5516: Health Law Clinic I
Cr. 5. (5-0). Prerequisites: LAW 5315, 5222, and consent of instructor. Health law internship in a hospital setting. Includes a classroom component.

5517: Health Law Clinic II
Cr. 5. (5-0). Prerequisites: LAW 5516 and consent of instructor. Continuation of LAW 5516. Includes a classroom component.

5518: Environmental Clinic I
Cr. 5. (5-0). A clinic which places students in governmental or public service organization involved in the field of environmental law.

5519: Environmental Clinic II
Cr. 5. (5-0). A clinic which places students in governmental or public service organization involved in the field of environmental law.

5567: Poverty Law Clinic I
Cr. 5. (0-20). Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Clinical opportunity in the field of poverty law. Requires 60 hours of work per credit hour. Students will be placed with the Gulf Coast Legal Foundation.

5577: Poverty Law Clinic II
Cr. 5. (0-20). Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Clinical opportunity in the field of poverty law. Requires 60 hours of work per credit hour. Students will be placed with the Gulf Coast Legal Foundation.

6300: Clinic Externship
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: 44 credit hours in Law, LAW 5222, and consent of instructor. Externship in public interest law firm with responsibility for representing a client. Students must work throughout the semester for at least 60 hours per credit hour in the program. Includes a weekly seminar.

6301: International Commercial Arbitration
Cr. 3. (3-0). A comprehensive study of international commercial arbitration which includes examination and analysis of international arbitration procedure, arbitration agreements, institutional rules and international conventions.

6302: International Contracting
Cr. 3. (3-0). A transactional course dealing with various aspects of doing business across national boundaries. There are at least three major assignments in which teams of student negotiate and draft agreements invoking such topics as international service contracts, joint venture agreements and construction contracts.

6303: Equal Protection
Cr. 3 (3-0). Deals with constitutional and statutory attempts to ensure equality, particularly with respect to color but also with respect to gender. Looks briefly at slavery, the adoption of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments and Supreme Court decisions, including affirmative action and school desegregation cases.

6304: Legal Aspects of Bioethics
Cr. 3. (3-0). Examines legal, ethical, and policy aspects of current controversies in bioethics. The topics covered include privacy and confidentiality, terminal care decisions, euthanasia, patients' right to refuse treatment, organ donation and transplantation, and human subjects experimentation.

6305: Medical Malpractice Litigation
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5315 (Health Law) or consent of instructor. A broad-based study of malpractice law and policy, including the effect of malpractice on health care access, quality, and cost; malpractice legal doctrine; and legislative reforms.

6306: Personal & Professional Ethics
Cr. 3. (3-0). Study of factors that impact attorneys called upon to make ethical decisions. Designed to allow students to explore such matters in small groups under the guidance of the instructor and guest lecturers. Focuses less on stated norms of the legal profession and more on personal determinants, such as the students' family of origin, learning style, communication skills, susceptibility to stress, and other similar factors. Does not satisfy the Professional Responsibility requirement.

5287:6307: Sports Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Analysis of topics such as representation of the professional athlete in contract negotiations and endorsements, the player-club contractual relationship, anti-trust and collective bargaining issues in amateur and professional sports, sports tort liability, and representation of the recreational amateur and professional in sports injury litigation.

6308: Supreme Court's Term
Cr. 3. (3-0). Examines major decisions from the most recent term of the Supreme Court. The course will not focus on any single subject matter area. Reading will consist primarily of unedited decisions, and class sessions will be a combination of lecture and discussion. Exam or paper option.

6310: Federal Criminal Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Introduces students to the practice of criminal law in federal court, with an emphasis on the drug trafficking, money laundering and organized crime. The subjects of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and asset forfeiture will also be addressed.

7201: SEM: Comparative Patent Law
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5226 or 7328. Patent laws of other countries and international patent treaties.

7202: SEM: Advanced Topics in Patent Law
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5332. Advanced topics of current interest in the patent field. Open to J.D. and LL.M. students.

7231: SEM: Criminal Law
Cr. 2. (2-0). Study of advanced problems in the criminal law field.

7237: SEM: Arbitration
Cr. 2. (2-0). A study of the arbitration process in labor, commercial, and other contexts.

7238: SEM: Law and Psychiatry
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5315 or consent of instructor. Topics in law and psychiatry including civil commitment, right to treatment, right to refuse treatment, competency to stand trial, the insanity defense, and the role of the psychiatrist in the sentencing process.

7253: SEM: Election Law
Cr. 2. (2-0). A survey of state and federal regulation of elections.

7255: SEM: Health Care Law and Policy
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5315 or consent of instructor. Topics include organizational structure of hospitals, national health legislation and regulation, access to health care, reimbursement issues including Medicare and Medicaid, and cost containment regulations.

7260: SEM: Regulation of Foreign Investment in the U.S.
Cr. 2. (2-0). This seminar will focus on the application of general federal and state regulations (such as antitrust, securities, environment and taxation) and specific legal restrictions and limitations in certain industries, including reporting and requirements (e.g., communications, defense contracts, land ownership) on the foreign investor.

7301: SEM: International Trade
Cr. 3. (3-0). Concentrates on the private law of international trade in goods and on national and international regulation of trade across national borders. International trade in services may also be included as well as related subjects such as financing.

7302: SEM: Reproductive Health Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5315 or consent of instructor. Legal and ethical issues in human reproduction including contraception, abortion, in vitro fertilization, and surrogate motherhood.

7303: SEM: Legal Aspects of Bioethics
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5315 or consent of instructor. Topics include privacy and confidentiality, terminal care decisions, euthanasia, patient control of treatment, and organ donation and transplantation.

7304: SEM: Problems in International Trade & Investment
Cr. 3. (3-0). J.D. students require consent of instructor. Issues relating to international trade (multi-lateral and regional) and investment and their relationship to environmental concerns are explored through selected readings and student papers.

7305: SEM: Consumer Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Focus on the Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

7306: SEM: Criminal Justice
Cr. 3. (3-0). In-depth overview of the criminal justice system with specific attention to both federal and Texas law and procedure. Analysis of the system with consideration of each of the participants: victim, police, prosecutor, defense bar, jury, judiciary, and corrections. Responsibilities, practice, and ethics of each agency.

7307: SEM: Disabilities and the Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Disabilities and the Law (LAW 5341). Focuses on some of the more complex issues of disability rights law. Class discussion will be based on readings on mental illness, drug and alcohol use and abuse, genetics, and HIV infection as a disability.

7308: SEM: Scientific Evidence and the Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Explores scientific issues surrounding several substances and products (such as asbestos, Bendectin, Electro-magnetic fields, passive tobacco smoke, and breast implants) which have generated mass tort litigation in the past or are candidates for future litigation. Others have had their greatest impact in other areas; for example, DNA evidence and alcohol testing have primarily been an issue in criminal cases, while drug testing has been an important issue in employment law.

7309: SEM: Occupational Health Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Health Law (LAW 5315) or consent of instructor. Explores the federal regulation of work-place safety and health with special emphasis on the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Also includes such contemporary issues as drug testing and cigarette smoking policies.

7310: SEM: Logic of Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). A study of legal argument using formal syllogism, method of analogy, hypothesis, generalization, and evaluation. Special emphasis is given to proof of facts in trial by the test of probability.

7311: SEM: Business/Family Immigration
Cr. 2. (2-0). This seminar focuses on the laws regulating immigration of business people, as well as those regulating the immigration of family members of U.S. citizens and residents.

7312: SEM: Eighth Amendment
Cr. 3. (3-0). This seminar examines the death penalty and the constitutionality of its administration.

7313: SEM: Wrongful Discharge
Cr. 3. (3-0). This seminar will examine the legal doctrines governing employment relations outside the collective bargaining area. The seminar also explores the strategic and tactical decisions surrounding wrongful discharge litigation, the availability and utility of alternative dispute mechanisms, and the adaptability of "traditional" labor and discrimination law to wrongful discharge litigation.

7324: SEM: Criminal Procedure
Cr. 3. (3-0). A study of the criminal system and the constitutional guarantees stemming from the Bill of Rights and the 14th amendment.

7325: SEM: Civil Rights/Section 1983
Cr. 3. (3-0). Substantive and procedural problems in litigating a civil rights course of action under 42 U.S.C. 164 § 1983.

7326: SEM: Employment Discrimination
Cr. 3. (3-0). An examination of federal and state law pertaining to discrimination in employment relationships.

7328: SEM: Intellectual Property Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5332, 5379, or 5201. Currently controversial topics in the intellectual property law field. Open to J.D. and LL.M. students.

7329: SEM: Human Rights
Cr. 3. (3-0). Seminar addressing several human rights problems, including the sources and content of human rights law and the types of remedies that are available for the protection of human rights at the international, regional, and domestic (U.S.) levels.

7330: SEM: Law and Economics
Cr. 3. (3-0). Study and analysis of the ways in which legal and economic interests, policies and processes interact in the creation and construction of laws and regulations and in sharing court decisions. Provides theoretical economic principles with which to analyze processes and institutions.

7333: SEM: Dispute Resolution
Cr. 3. (3-0). The various methods of alternative dispute resolution in the commercial field, including arbitration, negotiation, mediation and mini-trial.

7335: SEM: Tax Policy
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5359. Consideration of problems in the field of federal tax policy.

7340: SEM: Higher Education Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Advanced study, research and writing concerning legal issues in post-secondary education, including governance, faculty, students, and regulation by state and federal governments.

7341: SEM: Maritime Cargo and Collision Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Study of liability, insurance, underwriting and personal injury issues arising out of maritime collisions both within and without national territorial waters.

7342: SEM: International Energy Transactions
Cr. 3. (3-0). Study of contracts dealing with international petroleum exploration and production between private industry and foreign governments and also laws affecting sovereign immunity, pollution and international dispute resolution.

7343: SEM: Legal History
Cr. 3. (3-0). Seminar on the development of law, legal institutions and the legal profession.

7344: SEM: Jurisprudence
Cr. 3. (3-0). Advanced research and study of the nature of law, what it is, how it operates as an obligatory control in society and is shaped by societal values. Coverage includes concepts of justice, relationship of law and morality and scope of judicial and legislative authority.

7346: SEM: Marital Property Rights
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5340. Advanced study of marital property rights, including rights of creditors of spouses, powers of spouses to manage property and tax considerations at divorce.

7347: SEM: Bankruptcy Code
Cr. 3. (3-0). A seminar emphasizing the drafting of the key documents in a chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

7349: SEM: Constitutional Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Selected topics in constitutional law. Varies from year to year.

7352: SEM: International Environmental Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). The foundations for legal response to current global environmental challenges and the exploration of the leading issues. Issues of current (or historical) interest and an analysis of how international laws and institutions may help resolve them.

7357: SEM: Information Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Legal issues concerning collection, storage, access, disclosure and concealment of information concerning private citizens, commercial entities and public agencies; proprietary rights and rights of privacy are covered.

7359: SEM: Foreign Affairs and the Constitution
Cr. 3. (3-0). A seminar in the powers of the President and Congress and the role of the judiciary concerning constitutional matters involving foreign affairs.

7360: SEM: Law and Literature
Cr. 3. (3-0). A seminar in the treatment of selected problems both by law and in literature.

7361: SEM: Law and Society
Cr. 3. (3-0). Study of relationships between social science research and theory and the administration of law, including the use of expert witnesses and reliance on survey or other statistical data as evidence for legal decisions.

7362: SEM: Taxation of Failing Business
Cr. 3. (3-0). A seminar in the tax problems faced by both debtors and creditors where corporations, partnerships, and proprietorships are in financial difficulty, whether in or out of bankruptcy proceedings.

7363: SEM: Computer Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Selective aspects of the legal problems faced by businesses selling, buying and using computer hardware and software.

7377: SEM: Family Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: LAW 5383 and 5340, or permission of instructor. In-depth analysis of selected issues relating to family law, marital property rights and divorce.

7382: SEM: Lender Liability
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: LAW 5376 or LAW 5480. An exploration of the techniques that secured creditors should utilize in enforcing rights in order to avoid liability to debtors.

7384: SEM: Criminal Sentencing
Cr. 3. (3-0). Seminar examining the traditional goals of the criminal justice system including the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the use, viability, and appropriateness of alternatives to incarceration and the considerations regarding the sentence of death.

7385: SEM: Environmental Law and Policy
Cr. 3. (3-0). Emerging issues in the field of environmental law, including biotechnology, racism, commercial lender liability, environmental ethics, and environmental activism.

7386: SEM: Products Liability
Cr. 3. (3-0). Liability of manufacturers, processors, suppliers and retailers for loss resulting from unreasonably dangerous products.

7387: SEM: Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions
Cr. 3. (3-0). Examination of the law and finance of corporate acquisitions; evaluation of the nature of capital markets and the efficient markets hypothesis; analysis of the motives underlying acquisitions; study of the legal duties and liabilities of directors facing takeover bids.

7388: SEM: Prisoner's Rights
Cr. 3. (3-0). Explores the historical, sociological and legal issues surrounding the incarceration of individuals in the United States, including health care, overcrowding, parole and probation, Eighth Amendment, and federal court intervention.

7391: SEM: Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Laws
Cr. 3. (3-0). Principles applied by United States courts and relied upon by Federal legislation and Executive Orders to assert jurisdiction over persons involved in international activities.


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