(3 hrs) Reviews the powers and procedures of federal, state and local administrative bodies as they affect private parties, including administrative jurisdiction, adjudication, rulemaking, methods of decision, rules of evidence and judicial review. PREREQUISITE(S): Constitutional Process I (LAW 491) and Constitutional Process II (LAW 492) OR Constitutional Process (LAW 140).
Course Number: 508
This course will explore issues related to adoption law. The course content will include the historical background of the American law of adoption, adoption procedure, parental consent to adoption, voluntary and involuntary termination of parental rights, choosing adoptive families, the Indian Child Welfare Act, race and sexual orientation issues in adoption, international and interstate adoption, and wrongful adoptions.
Course Number: 321
(3 hrs) Deals in depth with several areas not covered by the basic course in antitrust: mergers and joint ventures; the Robinson-Patman Act; international antitrust; and the relationship between patent and copyright, on the one hand, and the antitrust laws, on the other. Students are provided with problems from current antitrust cases in these areas and are asked to analyze and argue these problems in class. PREREQUISITE(S): Antitrust (LAW 402). 3 credit hours.
Course Number: 401
ADVANCED CIVIL PROCEDURE
This course will explore topics beyond the introductory civil procedure course including class actions, mass torts, multi-party litigation and other problems associated with complex litigation. 3 credit hours
Course Number: 220
ADVANCED CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: PRETRIAL
(3 hrs) Offers an in-depth analysis of the decision to prosecute, restraints and prerogatives in the acquisition and use of evidence of criminal conduct, the law of arrest, search and seizure, interrogation, pretrial detention, preliminary hearings, pretrial motions, plea bargaining and other selected topics related to the pretrial phase of criminal prosecutions. PREREQUISITE(S): Criminal Law (LAW 506) and Criminal Procedure (LAW 518).
Course Number: 464
ADVANCED CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: TRIAL
3 credit hours. Analyzes the important phases of the criminal trial, including jury selection, opening and closing statements, presentation of witnesses, defense issues, assistance of counsel, guilty pleas, double jeopardy, jury instructions, sentencing, and ethical issues.
Course Number: 465
ADVANCED ISSUES IN DIVORCE PRACTICE
This course covers advanced financial issues including pensions, contingent stock options, property transmutation as well as more complicated considerations of child custody and support in both interstate and international contexts. The course covers substantive law and engages the students in a practical application of the law such as a negotiation or a drafting exercise. At the instructor's option, all students will be required to complete a service learning component working in the field, which typically must be performed during business hours.
Course Number: 366
ADVANCED ISSUES IN REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
(3 credit hours) This course will cover advanced residential and commercial real estate theory and practice. Special emphasis will be placed on legal and business issues affecting building design and construction; condominium development and conversion; property management; distressed sales, loans, and worksouts; negotiation of sales and leases in a difficult market; green leases and construction; and advanced tax saving devices, such as preservation through conservation eassements and section 1031 Exchanges of real estate property. PREREQUISITE: Real Estate Transactions (420)
Course Number: 225
ADVANCED LABOR LAW
3 credit hours. This course focuses on the common law and federal statutes applicable to private section labor-management relations with an emphasis on union unfair labor practices (especially recognitional and secondary activity); administration of the collective bargaining agreement; grievance arbitration; judicial enforcement of collective agreements; role of the NLRB and the arbitrator during the term of a collective agreement; successorship; labor and antitrust law; federalism and labor relations; right to fair representation; discipline of union members; union elections; and union corruption and related abuses. PREREQUISITE: Labor Law (417)
Course Number: 437
ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH
(3 cr. hours) This course is to strengthen student research and legal analysis skills. The course will build upon students' knowledge of source materials; introduce new sources and techniques of research; and how best to apply this knowledge to specific legal problems. Also, the cost effectiveness and relative advantages of manual versus electronic research will be explored. All students must have working Lexis and Westlaw passwords and active e-mail accounts.
Course Number: 555
(3 credits) This course builds on the skills learned through the simulated experiences of the basic Mediation course. The course includes three components: specialized training, class sessions and the representation of pro se clients in the mediation of commercial cases or the mediation of small claims cases. Student representation in the spring semester will occur in commercial cases referred from judges in the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. The representation is limited to the mediation phase of these cases. A 711 license is required and students work under the supervision of the instructor. In the fall semester students will serve as the Mediator in small claims cases in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois under the supervision of the Center for Conflict Resolution. PREREQUISITE(S): Mediation (438) or Instructor Permission.
Course Number: 440
ADVANCED PATENT LAW
Required for a Certificate in Intellectual Property with a Patent Specialty. Provides a more practical perspective and application of the doctrines covered in the basis Patent Law course. Among the topics covered are patent searches, claim drafting, re-examination and reissue considerations, design patents, international patents, and licensing. 3credit hours. PREREQUISITE(S): Patent Law (LAW 447).
Course Number: 470
ADVANCED TAX CONTROVERSIES
(3 credit hours) This course is a follow-up to Tax Controversies and will apply the law, principles and strategies discussed in that course by following one or more actual Tax Court cases from the receipt of the Notice of Deficiency, through the drafting of a petition to the Court, development of legal theories, the preparation of discovery questions, pre-trial motion practice, the stipulation process, selection of witnesses, and outlines of proof. This course will also consider the appeal of a Tax Court case, including the theory of the appeal, the drafting of the briefs, and the outline of oral argument. PREREQUISITE: Tax Controversies (605)
Course Number: 607
ANATOMY OF A DEAL: FROM INCEPTION TO CLOSING
(2 cr. hr.) This course will provide law students with skills they will need as entry-level transactional lawyers. The focus will be on how to perform due dilligence and how to draft resolutions, corporate documents, various closing documents and third-party opinion letters. Students will also study sample agreemenets that appear in many different types of deals, including commitment papers, indemnities, guaranties, escrows, pledge agreements, and security agreements. (9 weeks) PREREQUISITE: Business Organizations (102)
Course Number: 290
This course will offer a comprehensive examination of the rights afforded to animals as well as a look at the application and enforcement of those rights. Topics will include a history of animal rights, legislation, case law, ethics, lobbying and a discussion of issues confronting major lobbying and activist organizations. Constitutional, land use planning, international and environmental law issues will also be presented. The course will be taught through lecture and extensive class discussion including case and regulation analysis. 3 credit hours
Course Number: 367
(3 hrs) Studies the basic federal antitrust statutes which proscribe monopolization, conspiracies to restrain trade, and mergers that unduly tend to concentrate markets. This course also entails a working knowledge of American economic history, familiarity with simple rules of applied microeconomics, and a grasp of strategic commercial behavior.
Course Number: 402
(3 hrs) Teaches both substantive law relating to appellate practice as well as skills training in appellate advocacy, focusing on: the ability to effectively analayze legal problems, efficiently perform legal research, collect and sort facts, write effectively and orally communicate effectively and persuasively.
Course Number: 427
ARBITRATION OF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL DISPUTES
3 credit hours. This course is designed to teach students the necessary skills to become effective advocates in the international arbitration process. The course analyzes international arbitration and the substantive law of the international sales of goods. At the end of this course students will have the opportunity to compete for a position on teams representing the College of Law at the Vis International Competitions held each spring in Vienna or Hong Kong.
Course Number: 375
ART AND THE LAW
(3 hrs) Focuses on issues concerning legal issues and the arts. Includes the international regimes for copyright protection, comparison of different national copyright systems, and definition and treatment of artists' (moral) rights in their works. Ethical and legal aspects of international trade in art objects and antiquities, national and international attempts to control such trade, and issues involved in protection of cultural property and cultural resource management, as well a conflicts of law in the recovery of stolen art works.
Course Number: 535
ASSISTED REPRODUCTION & THE LAW
(3 cr.) This course will explore the legal and ethical issues involved in assisted reproduction. Technological developments in reproduction have raised a host of legal and ethical concerns such as funding for stem cell research, payment to gamete donors, custody or ownership of frozen embryos and human cloning. This course will explore the full range of issues including parentage, reprogenetics, privacy, informed consent, and access to treatment.
Course Number: 731
ASYLUM AND REFUGEE LAW AND POLICY
(3 hrs) Examines the substantive asylum law based on the Refugee Act of 1980 and the United States response to refugees within the context of the United Nations Convention and the Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees.
Course Number: 517
(3 credits) This course will explore the laws, regulations, and policy choices affecting the complex world of global air transport. The course will consider topics relating to aviation safety and security, capital investment, labor relations, airport ownership and operations, economic regulation. Assessment will be by a take home final examination.
Course Number: 247
(3 hrs) Studies the American system of banking as a regulated industry. Regulation and traditional banking activities are studied as well as formation of banks, bank holding companies, trust powers, bank antitrust problems, federal insurance and international banking problems.
Course Number: 458
(3 hrs) A survey of the Federal Bankruptcy Code, including the trustee's power of avoidance, Chapter 13, debtor's right to discharge, federal tax liens and priorities.
Course Number: 415
BAR PASSAGE STRATEGIES
2 credit hours. This course will address techniques for answering questions on bar examinations, which differ significantly from law school finals. Students will practice writing answers for each bar exam component (essay, multiple choice and performance) and receive feedback in writing and in individual conferences.
Course Number: 252
BIOETHICS & THE LAW
This course is a survey class, examining issues ranging from drug regulation, clinical trials, assisted reproductive technology, telemedicine, and stem cell development/regulation to the commercialization of the human body. 3 credit hours.
Course Number: 714
BIOTECHNOLOGY PATENT STRATEGIES FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM
(3 hrs) Designed for students with an interest in the biotechnology aspect of patent law. Covers enablement, utility, claim drafting, means plus function language, obviousness, and the patentability of nucleic acid sequence and expressed sequence stages.
Course Number: 337
BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW JOURNAL
Members of the editorial board must enroll in this course for credit. Students enrolled are expected to perform editorial tasks assigned by the editor-in-chief. Evaluation of student work is pass/fail. 3 credit hours
Course Number: 303
(3 hrs) Provides a basic introduction to the modern American business corporation. Major subject areas covered include the steps required for organizing a corporation, the nature of the corporate entity concept, control and management of the corporation, fiduciary duties of directors and controlling shareholders and an introduction to federal securities law and partnership and agency law.
Course Number: 102
(3 hrs) Combines advanced work in business organizations, securities law and federal taxation in the context of business planning and counseling. PREREQUISITE(S): Business Organizations (LAW 102) and Federal Income Taxation (LAW 210) or Federal Income Taxation & Policy (LAW 212).
Course Number: 460
CHILD PROTECTION: ABUSE & NEGLECT
(3 credits) This course deals with the legal processes for dealing with child abuse and neglect.
Course Number: 323
(4 hrs) Required for JD. A basic survey of the fundamental principles which control the allocation and use of judicial power in the American legal system. The principle areas of inquiry include subject matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, phases of a law suit, problems of diversity jurisdiction and former adjudication.
Course Number: 120
(3 hrs) Analyzes selected topics in the civil rights field, with emphasis on the reconstruction amendments to the Constitution and equal protection. Statutory issues will be discussed. Different topics will be chosen for in-depth treatment, such as voting rights, housing, criminal justice administration and education.
Course Number: 503
1 credit hour. This is a supplemental course in which students are graded upon their experiences and written reports.
Course Number: 525
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING PROCESS
( 3 credits) The primary thrust of the course will be to provide an understanding from both the union and employer points of view, of collective bargaining and how the process operates to produce an agreement, encompassing the wages, terms and conditions of employment.
Course Number: 368
(3 hrs) This course is designed to teach students the necessary skills to become effective advocates in the commercial arbitration process. Students develop arbitration skills through role-play exercises, including actual advocacy in simulated arbitrations. Additionally, the course teaches the juris prudence of commercial arbitration, the evolution of the case law in the field and where arbitration fits within the spectrum of dispute resolution processes. The course also teaches students to critically evaluate the ethical and professional issues in the field of arbitration.
Course Number: 453
(3 hrs) Focuses on the law of negotiable instruments (principally Articles Three and Four of the Uniform Commercial Code). Emphasis is placed on negotiability, transfer, the legal effect of endorsement, holder indo course doctrine, real and personal defenses forgery.
Course Number: 310
COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
This public interest law course will focus on the strategies for developing low-income communities and to engage in strategies and organizational forms to change lives. 3 credit hours
Course Number: 561
The course is an introduction to the civil and common law systems that form the basis for the legal structures and processes found in nearly all countries in the world. Although most of the course will focus on Continental Europe and Great Britain, specific topics from countries in other regions will also be addressed.
Course Number: 478
CONFLICT OF LAWS
(3 hrs) Studies the major methodologies and frameworks for the resolution of choice of law problems and jurisdictional conflicts within the federal system.
Course Number: 407
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: FIRST AMENDMENT RELIGION CLAUSES
(3 hrs) This course explores religious freedom in America under the First Amendment. The focus of the course is on the constitutional doctrines relating to the Free Exercise Clause and the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, as well as the underlying assumptions and conflicts that have animated First Amendment constitutional argument over time. In addition, the course proposes to examine the extent to which religious interest groups have influence and control the development of religion clause jurisprudence.
Course Number: 493
(4 cr.) Required for JD students. This course analyzes the judicial process in constitutional law cases, focusing primarily upon the decisions of the United States Supreme Court. Emphasis is given to the nature of judicial review, the distribution of governmental power in our federal system, and the Fourteenth Amendment. Topics include the separation of powers, the federal and state commerce authority, implied fundamental rights, and equal protection of law.
Course Number: 140
CONSTITUTIONAL TORTS & SECTION 1983
(3 crs.) This course provides an in depth study of 42 USC sec. 1983, the most widely used statute for protecting civil rights and redressing violations of the constitution. Among the topics covered are the elements and defenses to a cause of action, municipal liability, absolute and qualified immunity for public officials, state action, monetary relief, injunctive remedies, causation, choice of forum, and attorney's fee shifting.
Course Number: 586
(3 hrs) Surveys the common law and state and federal statutes which protect consumers in various aspects of sales and credit transactions. The course begins with inducements (advertising and marketing techniques), explores financing the deal (credit regulation), substantive contract tersm (unconscionability, warranties, and interest rates) and post-transaction problems (debt collection).
Course Number: 497
(4 hrs.) Required for JD. Covers offer and acceptance, consideration, remedies, third party beneficiaries, conditions, anticipatory breach, impossibility and frustration, the Statute of Frauds, discharge and illegality. Common law principles and applicable portions of the Uniform Commercial Code are studied.
Course Number: 105
This course will provide an in-depth study of the theory and application of copyright law. Subjects include copyright history and theory, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, renewal and reversion, ownership issues, and a study of the interface between the economic aspects of copyright and the personal interests of authors.
Course Number: 344
(3 hrs) Provides a basic analysis of corporate capital structures, dividends and retained earnings, federal policies promoting disclosure and prohibiting fraud and mergers and acquisitions. PREREQUISITE(S): Business Organizations (LAW 102).
Course Number: 300
(3 hrs) Survey of methods of reorganizing corporate enterprise. Cognate issues in the fields of taxation, securities regulation, and bankruptcy are also discussed. PREREQUISITE(S): Business Organizations (LAW 102).
Course Number: 461
CRIMINAL JUVENILE JUSTICE
(3 hrs) This course will deal with the legal processes for dealing with juvenile crimes and status offenses.
Course Number: 313
3 credit hours. Required for J.D. students. Provides a survey of the substantive law of crimes and defenses. This course includes a study of specific crimes, elements of criminal liability, and the purposes of punishment.
Course Number: 506
3 credit hours. A survey of the administration of criminal justice, with an emphasis on pretrial procedure. Primary focus is placed upon government evidence gathering, as well as the prosecution and defense of offenders.
Course Number: 518
3 credit hours. This course provides a survey of selected topics in the rapidly evolving area of law applied to cyberspace and the internet. The course touches upon numerous areas of substantive law such as intellectual property, torts, jurisdiction, and privacy and the First Amendment, explores how courts have applied the law to the internet, and raises the important policy questions underlying the application of law to this new medium.
Course Number: 341
This course surveys American law as it relates to people with disabilities. Primary focus is on discrimination in employment, government services, public accommodations run by private entities, and housing. The course will also cover topics such as the law of guardianship and income support programs. International perspectives will be included.
Course Number: 716
(3 hrs) Gives students the means to evaluate critically dispute resolution processes as a basis for counseling clients in the selection of and participation in a process appropriate for the resolution of a particular dispute. Students, who are divided into teams, alternate the roles of attorney and client, attempt to resolve a complex civil case utilizing three dispute resolution processes: pre-trial conference, medication and arbitration. Each team works with two associates from a financial consulting or an accounting firm who are their expert witnesses to prepare for and participate in these processes. Lawyers, professional mediators and professional arbitrators act as the neutrals in the three processes. From year to year, different substantive areas are the focus of the problem, and Intellectual Property is one of the problems.
Course Number: 356
DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY
(3 hrs) Overview of the major dispute resolution processes, the hybrid processes and criticisms of the process, and reviews interviewing and counseling, negotiation, mediation, adjudication, mini-trials, and substantive areas of dispute resolution, as well as ethical issues and professional liability.
Course Number: 732
(3 hrs) This course will examine the criminal system response to domestic violence, focusing on the transformation of laws and institutions to address a problem historically conceptualized as "private." Topics will include: barriers to victim cooperation and law enforcemnet; law and policies governing mandatory arrest and prosecution; marital rape; battering during pregnancy; battered women who kill; expert testimony on battered woman syndrome; child protection concerns; evidentiary issues arising in domestic violence trials; anti-stalking legislation; civil/criminal protective order practice; and recent US Supreme Court decisions impacting domestic violence.
Course Number: 213
ECONOMIC JUSTICE, IDENTITIES & MARKETS
This course will explore how the law and the marketplace create and preserve economic inequality according to race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identity categories while maintaining a stance of 'neutrality.' The class will critically analyze the inter-relatedness of law, markets, and identity using frame-works from classic market theory, law and economics, critical race theory, feminist legal theory, 'queer theory,' and critical legal studies. The course objective is to provide critical analytic skills to students to develop contemporary critiques of classic market and legal structures for the purpose of aiding subordinated communities in the pursuit of economic justice. By so doing, students should be able to negotiate more effectively, the societal tension between 'efficiency' and 'equality' in the law and in the marketplace. The course and casebook are designed to provide materials for students and teachers do not have formal training of economics, but who are interested in cross-cutting issues of discrimination and unequal wealth that results from the history of cumulative and synergistic discrimination. 3 credit hours
Course Number: 361
(3 hrs) Cross listed course for Public Services program. Deals with the new speciality of elder law. Considering today's demographics, many attorneys will require a knowledge of the unique problems of the aging population. Through statutes, cases and research, students will understand the lawyer's role in counseling the elderly, assess the legal needs of an elderly client and provide counsel as to the available options.
Course Number: 702
This course will provide an in-depth treatment of both the legal and technical aspects of electronic discovery and provide the student with a detailed grounding in the law and application of electronic discovery principles to civil and criminal litigation. 2 credit hours - held 9 weeks
Course Number: 570
(3 hrs) Employee Benefits covers the creation and operation of retirement plans under the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) as well as medical and other welfare benefit plans for employees.
Course Number: 358
(3 hrs) This course covers the most important Federal laws dealing with discrimination in employment and emphasizes Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The course is designed to develop an understanding and recognition of racism and sexism in the context of employment. PREREQUISITE(S): Constitutional Process I and Constitutional Process II OR Constitutional Process (LAW 140).
Course Number: 202
(3 hrs) Focuses on various aspects of entertainment law practice including performance contracts, managers and agents, recording and publishing agreements and music licensing.
Course Number: 357
(3 hrs) A survey of federal and state remedies for the protection of the environment.
Course Number: 444
ESTATE AND GIFT TAXATION
(3 hrs) Required for Certificate in Taxation. Deals with the effect of federal estate and gift taxes on transfers made during life and at death. The gift tax sections of the Internal Revenue Code and the marital deduction are studied in detail.
Course Number: 408
(3 hrs) Concerned with planning for the transfer of property to younger generations and to charities. Focuses on the techniques for reducing income, estate and gift taxation. Prerequisites for JD students: Federal Income Taxation (LAW 210) or Federal Income Taxation & Policy (LAW 212).
Course Number: 409
(3 hrs) A survey of the rules governing the presentation, admission and exclusion of facts in civil and criminal judicial proceedings, including rules of competency, relevancy, privilege and hearsay.
Course Number: 410
EXCHANGE ENROLLMENT PROGRAM
(0 credits) Open only to students who have been selected and are participating in approved foreign school exchange programs. Not open to JD students. Permission only.
Course Number: 590
(3 hrs) Studies the problems, conflicts and accommodations in jurisdiction, procedure and review peculiar to the dual system of federal and state courts. PREREQUISITE(S): Constitutional Process I (491) and Constitutional Process II (LAW 492) OR Constitutional Process (LAW 140).
Course Number: 412
FEDERAL CRIMINAL LAW
(3 hrs) Examines criminal enforcement resources, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statute, mail fraud, drug enforcement, criminal tax issues, criminal civil rights, obstruction of justice, fugitive felons and other aspects of federal criminal system. PREREQUISITE(S): Criminal Law (LAW 506) and Criminal Procedure (LAW 518).
Course Number: 507
FEDERAL HABEAS CORPUS PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
This class explores the history and application of the writ of habeas corpus. The AGreat Writ@ came to our country by way of English Common Law, and is given explicit recognition in the United States Constitution. It remains a protection for individual rights in criminal cases. Because habeas corpus petitions constitute a significant portion of the caseload of district courts, this course may be of interest to students pursing federal clerkship opportunities.
Course Number: 315
FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION
(3 hrs) Required for Certificate in Taxation unless student takes LAW 212. Provides a study of tax law as it relates to the individual. Emphasis is placed on statutory materials, regulations, rulings and judicial decisions. Special consideration is given to the concept of gross income, adjusted gross income, deductions and gains.
Course Number: 210
FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION AND FEDERAL POLICY
(4 hrs) Required for Certificate in Taxation unless student takes LAW 210. Examines economic and government policy context out of which tax laws arise and ethical issues in tax practice as well as substantive tax law. Designed for those who have never studied taxation. Examines how Congress uses its revenue power to shape the economy as a whole and to implement its philosophy of taxation.
Course Number: 212
3 credit hours. This course examines various feminist legal theories and their impact on the philosophy of law. After introductory materials addressing equality theory and constitutional standards, the class will apply feminist legal theories to different substantive areas, especially violence against women.
Course Number: 457
3 credit hours. The Field Placement Program is designed to give upper level students practical experience in an externship-like setting with a public agency, non-profit organization or member of the judiciary. Upper level students, who have at least 40 credit hours and a GPA of 2.0, may participate in this program. Externships are unpaid. No student can receive more than 3 credit hours per semester and no more than 6 credit hours toward their JD degree.
Course Number: 524
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR LAWYERS
Provides a survey of accounting principles and issues relevant to the practice of law, including accounting methods and procedures, accounting issues in business, corporate and tax law and the use of accounting data in financial analysis and business planning. This course is closed to students who have completed more than one accounting course at the undergraduate level. 3 credit hours.
Course Number: 476
FINANCIAL REGUALTION IN THE WAKE OF THE CRISIS
(3 cr. hr.) This course will examine structural challenges to the stability of the U.S. economy that surfaced in the wake of the financial crisis and potential methods of dealing with these issues through federal regulation. It will introduce students to such economic concepts as accounting, capital markets, risk, derivatives, hedge funds, and securitization and explain the catastrophic consequences of the interaction between these elements during 2007-2009. We will then discuss both existing tools for preventing the recurrence of economic disasters and proposed alternatives. No prior knowledge of economics or finance will be assumed.
Course Number: 326
FIRST AMENDMENT FREEDOM OF SPEECH
(3 cr.) This is an advanced constitutional course focusing upon First Amendment Freedom of Speech. Topics that will be covered include: the history and philosophy of freedom of speech; speech that incites action; fighting words; libel; obscenity and sexually explicit speech; commercial speech; content-based and content-neutral regulations of speech; vagueness and overbreath; prior restraints upon speech; freedom of association; the right not to speak; campaign contributions as speech; freedom of association; freedom of the press; and, the broadcast media.
Course Number: 477
FOOD AND DRUG LAW
(3 hrs) Cross listed course for Public Services program. Deals with the development of regulations of food, drug, biologics and blood products, medical devices and cosmetics. Emphasis will be placed on Federal Drug Administration (FDA) enforcement, with some attention to state statutes. FDA practices and procedures are examined in detail. Special attention is given to regulations of human drugs and medical devices.
Course Number: 728
FOREIGN STUDY PROGRAM
(3 hrs) Students enrolled in the DePaul University/University College Dublin Cooperative enroll in University College Dublin law courses under this number. The exact content depends upon the course in which the student is enrolled. Maximum of 12 credits per semester. Graded pass/fail. PREREQUISITE(S) Instructor's permission required.
Course Number: 580
(3 hrs) An examination of the technical and legal aspects of scientific aids in the trial of civil and criminal cases. Demonstrations by scientific experts are used to provide the students with concrete knowledge of the problems involved. PREREQUISITE(S): Evidence (LAW 410).
Course Number: 403
GENETICS AND THE LAW
(3 hrs) Explores new medical and genetic techniques and the legal and ethical controversies they have engendered such as the fetus as a source of cells and tissues for transplantation, prenatal diagnosis, fetal therapy and surgery, managing severely afffected newborns, genetic biotechnology, genetic screening in the workplace.
Course Number: 721
(1-2 hrs) Students who have earned at least a 2.0 g.p.a. after the completion of at least 31 credit hours may engage in assigned research under the direction and supervision of a full-time faculty member. Graded pass/fail. PREREQUISITE(S): Instructor's permission required.
Course Number: 411
HEALTH CARE CONTRACTS
(3 hrs) Cross listed course for MBA Health Care Management and Public Services program. Covers a variety of contractual issues related to health care: employment agreements, staff privileges, fraud and abuse provisions of the Medicare Act, breach of contract resulting from treatment, disputes over fees, waiver of liability, the use of independent contractors, and the validity of contracts for exclusive services and preferential fee structures for insurers.
Course Number: 734
HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS
(3 hrs) Discusses managed care and other health insurance mechanisms as a means for payment or financing of health care services. An effort will be made to determine the extent to which these developments in this area are an adequate response to the demand for health care reform. Particular attention will be given to legislative responses to managed care in the areas of protection of insureds, limits on treatment or payment, and restrictions on physicians.
Course Number: 718
HEALTH CARE LAW REGULATIONS
An overview of the common law, statutory and regulatory law impacting the health care industry. Among subjects covered are: corporate organizations, tax exemption, medicare, antitrust, medicare fraud and abuse, physician recruitment, integrated delivery systems, corporate compliance and HIPAA. 3 credit hours
Course Number: 727
HEALTH CARE PRIVACY LAW
This course will cover the health care privacy laws as they exist and the Federal Government will be implementing and enforcing HIPAA regulations beginning in October 2002. This area of the law is cutting-edge and affects every aspect of the health care industry and of legal practice in health law and other areas.
Course Number: 713
HEALTH CARE: FRAUD AND ABUSE
This course will afford the opportunity to study the now-fundamental compliance issues in health care law: anti-kickback/fraud and abuse statues and regulations. The focus will address certain regulations of substantive law as the Federal Government continues to promulgate regulation for the health care industry and as those regulations become more complex, and many regulations stem from similar sources.
Course Number: 719
HEALTH POLICY AND THE LAW
(3 hrs) Cross listed course for MBA Health Care Management and Public Services programs. Designed to introduce students to a broad variety of policy issues affecting health care, and briefly touches on economics, sociology, antitrust, tort law, administrative law and important questions of national health policy.
Course Number: 706
(3 hrs) An examination of local and federal laws and policies aimed at creating and preserving housing, low-income and affordable housing, both rental and owner-occupied. Includes consideration of housing-related litigation and issues related to subsidized housing, landlord-tenant court, fair housing, and predatory mortgage lending.
Course Number: 487
HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICUM: CHIAPAS
(2 hr) A 3 week program for functional Spanish speaking students in Mexico where students develop their "legal" Spanish and learn about the inter-American and Mexican legal systems. PREREQUISITE(S) Instructor's permission required.
Course Number: 208
ILLINOIS CIVIL PROCEDURE
(3 hrs) An analysis of the Illinois Civil Practice Act and the rules of the Illinois Supreme Court which apply to litigation, emphasizing the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Course Number: 201
ILLINOIS CRIMINAL LAW
This course is an elective, upper lever class, which provides students with a particular interest in the substantive prohibitions, as well as affirmative defenses, reflected in the Illinois penal code and caselaw. It is intended to complement the basic substantive Criminal Law course, which focuses on basic elements of crimes and defenses, by an in-depth exploration of offenses and grounds for exculpation not generally studied in the basic course. 3credit hours
Course Number: 541
IMMIGRATION LAW AND POLICY
(3 hrs) Gives the students an understanding of the complexities of current US. immigration law and policy and the opportunity to develop and complete a research project on a related topic. Topics of discussion include: current legislative proposals, sources of immigration power, role of the federal courts, family immigration, grounds of exclusion, deportation, Mexican community concerns, asylum and refugee problems and citizenship.
Course Number: 516
(3 hrs) Students who have earned at least a 3.00 g.p.a. after completion of at least 40 credits may undertake independent study under the supervision of a full-time faculty member. The student must produce an indepth research paper of publishable quality not substantially covered by a currently offered course. Fulfills the Seminar requirements. Instructor's permission required.
Course Number: 428
INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS
(3 hrs) Examines issues in workplaces that are not governed by collective bargaining, such as hiring, wrongful termination, workplace privacy and defamation, protection against harassment, employees' legal obligations to employers.
Course Number: 359
(3 hrs) Cross listed course for Public Services program. Provides a comprehensive overview of the basic principles of insurance law, including: a review of how the business of insurance has developed to meet contemporary business and consumer needs; the significance of insurance in modern business; and the importance of insurance and insurance law in the practice of law. Reviews the ways in which legislators, regulators and the courts have intervened in the operations fo the insurance marketplace; the purposes of such interventions, and whether such purposes have been served.
Course Number: 462
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR CORPORATE TRANSACTIONAL LAWYERS
(3 hrs) For students interested primarily in a corporate practice. Focuses on issues a corporate practitioner should be aware of regarding transactions involving the transfer of intellectual property assets or technology, such as the sale and licensing of intellectual property generally, licensing software, Internet law, advertising clearance and litigation. PREREQUISITE(S): Contracts
Course Number: 338
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SURVEY
(3 hrs) Surveys the legal interests recognized by American law in intellectual and artistic creations. Legal problems involved in the economic exploitation of intellectual and artistic property rights also are discussed. No credit if completed Intellectual Property: Copyrights and Trademarks (LAW 339).
Course Number: 489
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
(3 hrs) Examines the foreign law aspects of establishing American business abroad, including international investment and finance relations, and problems posed by treaty, convention and trade practice between the United States and foreign countries. PREREQUISITE(S): Business Organizations (LAW 102).
Course Number: 448
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW
(3 hrs) Covers problems of public control of criminal activity that cross international boundaries, such as extradition, air piracy, and control of drug traffic.
Course Number: 513
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW AND POLICY COLLOQUIUM
(2 cr. hrs.)This course will consist of a series of workshop activities in international human rights law and policy. The course has two integrated components. The first component comprises of presentations by invited scholars and leaders in the field of human rights law and policy. The second component will be related discussions of assigned materials and written commentaries prepared by students. Prequisite: Public Int'l Law (422) or Human Rights Law I (482) or Instructor Permission
Course Number: 582
INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Examines the growing importance of intellectual property in the international context. Covers the scope of protection granted trademarks, copyrights and patents in foreign jurisdictions so that effective comparisions can be made between foreign and demestic law. Explores the scope and substance of international treaties. Strategies for obtaining cost effective intellectual property protection in the global economy will be examined. 3 credit hours. PREREQUISITE(S): Intellectual Property: Survey (489) OR Copyright (344) OR Trademark & Unfair Competition (271) OR Patent Law (447).
Course Number: 454
INTERNATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION
(3 hrs) Students who are selected for the International Moot Court Team must register for the course. The competitions are an advanced problem-oriented study of appellate brief writing and oral advocacy. PREREQUISITE(S) Instructor's permission required.
Course Number: 537
INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS I
(3 hrs) Surveys and analyzes the legal aspects of protecting human rights through international action. Relevant treaties, conventions and international practices are discussed.
Course Number: 482
This course deals with the law pertaining to sales of goods between parties residing in the United States and those abroad. These transactions are increasingly subject to a growing body of private international law, specifically the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Although the course will largely focus on the CISG, attention will also be paid to transactions where that treaty does not apply.
Course Number: 324
(3 crs.) An introduction to the taxation of income of U.S. citizens, residents and corporations from foreign sources and the income of foreign residents and non-residents from U.S. sources. Topics may include sources of income rules, foreign tax treaties and a survey of the tax treatment of U.S. investments made offshore.
Course Number: 608
INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW
(3 hrs) An introduction to the regulatory structure of global economic relations, focusing on the theoretical and substantive foundations of multilateral systems such as the IMF, GATT, NAFTA and the European common market. The course also analyzes the legal and constitutional framework for the treatment of international trade questions in the US, the European Union and Japan, and explores how this framework accommodates selected issues of global trade policy.
Course Number: 349
(3 hrs) Introduces students to the structure and methodology of Jewish law, examines how substantive Jewish law principles are employed to resolve difficult social and ethical issues in a variety of legal contexts, and considers the extent to which such processes may inform a thoughtful dialogue regarding resolution of similar questions in secular society.
Course Number: 502
JOURNAL FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
The Journal for Social Justice will address areas of public interest. Members of the editorial board must enroll lin this course for credit. Students enrolled are expected to perform editorial tasks. Evaluation of student work is pass/fail. 2 credit hours
Course Number: 217
JOURNAL OF ART TECHNOLOGY & INTELLECTUAL PROPITY EDITORIAL BOARD
(2 hrs) Members of the editorial board must enroll in this course for credit. Students enrolled are expected to perform editorial tasks assigned by the editor-in-chief and are expected to supervise the student writing staff. Pass/fail only. . PREREQUISITE(S): Instructor's permission required.
Course Number: 336
JOURNAL OF HEALTH CARE LAW EDITORIAL BOARD
If a student is selected to be an editor of the Journal, the student may enroll for two units of credit per semester up to a total of six units of credit. A student is expected to work for four semesters on the publication, but may enroll for credit in any three of the four semesters in which he or she works on the Journal. 2 credit hours per semester. Pass/fail only. PREREQUISITE(S) Instructor's permission required.
Course Number: 436
JOURNAL OF SPORTS LAW AND CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS
The Journal of Sports Law and Contemporary Problems will address issues regarding athletes, student-athletes and the overall climate in professional and amateur sports. The Journal will endeavor into matters of sports and culture, sports and society, sports and academics and sports and the law.
Course Number: 236
This course offers an introduction to issues in legal philosophy. It provides an overview of several influential legal theories, including: legal realist, legal positivist, and natural law approaches. Topics covered will include: the nature of law, the relation between law and morality; the extent to which legal rules constrain judicial decisionmaking; and, the question whether there is an obligation to obey the law. 3 credit hours.
Course Number: 456
This course addresses the common law and federal statutes applicable to private sector labor-management relations with an emphasis on organizational matters and negotiations. The course contains the following aspects: statutory interpretation, policy concerns, appropriate practical strategies for both labor and management, social issues and values, ethical issues, advocacy skills, administrative law, critical analysis of decisions, remedies and the relationship of federal labor law to other laws.
Course Number: 417
LABOR RELATIONS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR
(3 hrs) Explores the existence and extent of public and quasi-public employment rights to engage in concerted activities, to be represented by unions and to bargain collectively. Attention is given to the context and implementation of federal, state and local legislation and ordinances andvarious executive orders. Emphasis is given to the various dispute resolution and impass resolution machinery developed in the public sector, including mediation, fact-finding, voluntary arbitration and mandatory arbitration.
Course Number: 531
LAND USE PLANNING
(3 hrs) An analysis of the various legal devices by which private individuals and the public attempt to control the use of land resources. Such topics as private covenants, zoning, the master plan, eminent domain, urban rehabilitation and subdivision controls are explored. PREREQUISITE(S): Property (LAW 160).
Course Number: 488
LAW AND ECONOMICS
(3 credits) This course covers the fundamentals of law and economics, including how law and economics applies in both common law and statutory settings. There is no requirement that students previously have studied economics.
Course Number: 473
LAW AND POPULAR CULTURE
3 credit hours. Explores the image of the lawyer (law student and judge) in American culture through an examination of American films and critical writings related to these films. Examines such issues as the judiciary and the rule of law with a focus of the Nuremberg Trial. Also explores the treatment of a single legal event, the trial of Leopold and Loeb for the murder of Bobby Franks, in three films representing distinct approaches to the underlying subject matter as well as to film making.
Course Number: 474
LAW AND THE FAMILY UNIT
(3 hrs) Provides an introduction to the creation and governance of family relationships, including such topics as marriage, adoption, neglect, conciliation, parentage proceedings, child custody problems, domestic violence, duty to support and property rights vis-a-vis members of the family unit.
Course Number: 509
LAW AND THE MASS MEDIA
(3 hrs) Focuses on media law that affects journalism regulation of the media business. Topics include media and first amendment theory; prior restraint, regulation of media business, obscenity, commercial speech, private actions against the media, defamation, privacy and copyright, news-gathering, subpoenas and searches, access to information, and access to judicial proceedings, and broadcasting (content regulation and cable and new technology). PREREQUISITES: Constitutional Process I (LAW 491) and Constitutional Process II (LAW 492) OR Constitutional Process (LAW 140).
Course Number: 495
LAW OF FILM AND TV PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION
This course will take students through the principal steps of actual production and distribution of Film and Television properities and will examine the legal issues presented at each stage of production and distribution. 3 credit hours. Prerequisite courses: Copyright or Trademark & Unfair Competition Law and Business Organization. Suggested additional courses: Entertainment Law or Music Law.
Course Number: 352
Members of the editorial board must enroll for credit. Students perform editorial tasks assigned by the editor-in-chief. Evaluation is pass/fail. 3 credit hours per semester for a maxium of 2 semesters. Instructor's permission required. Open to JD only.
Course Number: 204
Law Transfer Course
Course Number: TR100
LEGAL ANALYSIS RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATIONS TEACHING ASSISTANTS
(1 or 2 cr. hrs.) LARC TAs will work with LARC instructors to ensure a productive learning environment for students. TAs will work with one instructor for the two-semester LARC course. TAs attend LARC class, hold office hours and conferences with students, conduct research, mark ungraded assignmenets and perform other related tasks. TAs meet as a group, from time to time, with the LARC Director to ensure consistent delivery of information and advice to students. Permission required.
Course Number: 114
LEGAL ANALYSIS RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATION I
(2 hrs) Required for JD. Designed to develop the first-year student's professional writing skills by involving students in a structured analysis of good and bad legal writing, as well as applying the principles and methods of legal analysis to specific writing tasks. Lectures on research tools, including an explanation of the major legal publications and their uses are also provided. Emphasis is given to research techniques and legal citiation form.
Course Number: 112
LEGAL ANALYSIS RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATION III
(3 hrs) Builds upon the analysis, research and communication skills established in the first-year required classes. Focuses on appellate brief writing and oral advocacy skills. PREREQUISITE(S): LARC I (LAW 112) and LARC II (LAW 119).
Course Number: 115
LEGAL ANALYSIS RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATIONS II
(3 hrs) Required for JD. Lecture on legal research skills, primary legal publications, research techniques, and legal citation form. PREREQUISITE(S): Legal Writing I (LAW 112).
Course Number: 119
LEGAL ANALYSIS RESEARCH AND WRITING TEACHING ASSISTANTS
LARC TAs will work with LARC instructors to ensure a productive learning environment for students. TAs will work with one instructor for the two-semester LARC course. TAs attend LARC class, hold office hours and conferences with students, conduct research, mark ungraded assignmenets and perform other related tasks. TAs meet as a group, from time to time, with the LARC Director to ensure consistent delivery of information and advice to students. Permission required. (2 credits)
Course Number: 116
LEGAL CLINIC I
(3-6 hrs) Students work in one of the clinic modules under the supervision of a clinical attorney concentrating on real life problems with real clients and organizations. Instructor's permission required.
Course Number: 429
LEGAL CLINIC II
(3-6 hrs) Students work in one of the clinic modules under the supervision of a clinical attorney concentrating on real life problems with real clients and organizations. Instructor's permission required.
Course Number: 514
LEGAL CLINIC III
(3 hrs) This course will offer a select number of students a leadership role within Legal Clinic I and Legal Clinic II. Responsibilities will be based on experience and activities will include involvement in litigation. Students will work under the supervision of licensed attorneys. Permission Required. Graded.
Course Number: 329
(3 hrs) Legal drafting courses on various topics give students an opportunity to hone their research and writing skills on an advanced legal. Students may take one course per semester. All courses are limited enrollment.
Course Number: 455
LEGAL ISSUES OF AIDS
3 credit hours. Cross listed course for Public Services program. Examines a number of significant legal and policy issues raised by the human immunodeficiency virus and the acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Includes issues such as discrimination, access to health care services, payment of medical costs, tort and criminal liability for transmission, and end of like concerns.
Course Number: 711
(3 hrs) Required for all JD students. Explores the role of the legal profession in American society. Legal education, admission to the bar, organization of the practicing bar, discipline, unauthorized practice, group legal services and other current problems are discussed.
Course Number: 481
(3 hrs) Surveys the legal aspects of the legislative process such as legislative structure, role of statutes, committees, access to information, enactment process, campaign finance, lobbying, speech and debate clauses, and legislative compromise.
Course Number: 521
(3 cr.) The course is a practicum in which students will work with practitioners on actual cases, under the supervision of the instructor. The Lab is designed to expose and involve students in the planning and development of various aspects of litigation practice in sophisticated cases. PREREQUISITE(S): Evidence (LAW 410).
Course Number: 369
LITIGATION STRATEGY: PRE-TRIAL, CIVIL
(3 hrs) Offers a comprehensive treatment of the key problems encountered in the pretrial stages of civil litigation, including drafting of the complaint, case planning, interrogatories and other written discovery and pretrial orders. Students conduct simulated pretrial motions, client interviews, fact investigations, counseling, negotiating, and settlement sessions. Simulated depositions and motions argument, as well as similated pretrial conferences, are conducted during class session. PREREQUISITE(S): Evidence (LAW 410).
Course Number: 419
LITIGATION STRATEGY: PRE-TRIAL, CRIMINAL
(3 hrs) Offers comprehensive treatment of the key problems encountered in the pretrial stages of the criminal case, including fact investigation, motions to suppress evidence, plea negotiations, preliminary hearings, arraignment, and pretrial conferences. Students conduct simulated pretrial motions, client interviews, fact investigations, counseling, negotiating and settlement sessions. Simulated depositions and motions are argued, as well as simulated pretrial conferences, are conducted during class. PREREQUISITE(S): Evidence (LAW 410) and Criminal Procedure (LAW 518).
Course Number: 319
(3 hrs) Not open to Juris Doctor cnadidates or Health Law certificate students. This is a research paper of publishable quality dealing with a current subject in health law. Students are expected to refine their subject into a topic which can be managed under the supervision of a faculty member. PREREQUISITE(S) Instructor's permission required.
Course Number: 715
(3 hrs) Designed for students who seek to understand the application of the zealous representation standard within the mediation process. The course provides students with a basis to evaluate critically when and how to represent clients in mediation. They experience the mediation process through classroom simulations as mediators, attorneys and clients. Through simulated teaching methology, students focus on effective advocacy in mediation.
Course Number: 438
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SURVEY
(3 hrs) Cross listed course for Public Service program. A survey of medical malpractice law and medical negligence. Emphasis on medical malpractice in Illinois. Topics discussed include evolution of medical malpractice, theories and causes of action, including but not limited to parties, negligence, battery, informed consent, respondeat superior, apparent agency, res ipsa loquitur, hospital corporate negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, proximate cause and statute of limitations.
Course Number: 724
MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN CRIMINAL LAW
(3 hrs) Cross listed course for Public Services program. Deals with how mental disability affects the legal rights and liabilities of persons in the criminal justice system. Among the issues considered are the insanity defense, alternative criminal accountability concepts, fitness to stand trial, and various provisions for the treatment of sex offenders and prisoners.
Course Number: 730
MENTAL HEALTH LAW
(3 hrs) Cross listed course for Public Services program. Examines significant issues in law and psychiatry and involves indepth research and writing. Subjects include regulation of mental health professionals, malpractice, informed consent, confidentiality, incompetency, guardianship, commitment and mental health issues related to criminal law.
Course Number: 472
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
(3 hrs) Aspects of business entities involved in a merger, consolidation, acquisition and other forms of combination. Examines business, financial, personal and real property, employment rerlations, labor, taxation, and environmental issues. Also analyzes the tax consequences of the particular form of combination. PREREQUISITE(S): Business Organization (LAW 102).
Course Number: 348
MISSION-BASED LAWYERING: LEGAL PRACTICE IN THE NON-PROFIT SECTOR
(3 credit) This is a course focused on preparing law students for eventual work in the non-profit sector as 1) practicing lawyers, 2) lawyer-managers and 3) lawyer-board members. The course will provide an initial overview of the law of non-profit organizations, after which the course will take a multi-disciplinary approach to analyzing the legal aspects of working for, or with, non-profit public interest law organizations.
Course Number: 523
(3 hrs.) This course deals with issues relating to the organization and operation of the music industry. The course covers the principal statutes governing the industry and considers issues relating to the interests of both artists and recording companies.
Course Number: 333
NATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION
(3 hrs) Students who are selected for one of the National Moot Court Teams must register for the course. The competitions are an advanced problem-oriented study of appellate brief writing and oral advocacy. Graded pass/fail. PREREQUISITE(S): Instructor's permission required.
Course Number: 536
NATURAL RESOURCES LAW
(3 cr. hr.) This course explores the different ownership, allocation, and management regimes for different types of natural resources. The course focuses on the property law principles that underpin each of the different natural resource regimes and how federal, state, and private priorities shape and ?distort? the regimes. Numerous natural resources are examined including water, wildlife, forests, fisheries, and mining.
Course Number: 275
Analyzes and uses problem solving to explore the use of negotiation techniques in the legal setting. 3 credit hours.
Course Number: 475
OFFSHORE FINANCIAL CENTERS: CAYMAN ISLANDS
This course is a combined classroom and field experience designed to provide an introduction to offshore financial centers which include captive insurance arrangements, hedge funds, and asset securitization transactions. A principle purpose is to study various business entities and will examine policy, business and legal issues related to use of such entities.
Course Number: 611
(3 hrs) Required for LLM in Taxation students. Covers the tax consequences of the formation, operation and liquidation of partnerships, including tax shelters, passive loss rules and newly emerging uses of partnerships. PREREQUISITES: Federal Income Taxation (LAW 210) or Federal Income Taxation & Policy (LAW 212).
Course Number: 620
This course is designed for two types of students: (1) those who intend to practice in the area of patent law specifically; and (2) those who plan to enter into a generalized intellectual property practice. Students explore concepts and selected problems in patent law and examine the impact of policy considerations on patent statutes and jurisdictions. The course covers all substantive aspects of patent law, including patentable subject matter; patent disclosure requirements; patentability requirements; infringement - both literal and under the doctrine of equivalents; defenses; and remedies.
Course Number: 447
PATENT LAW MOOT COURT
(3 credit hours) Students will be required to write both an appellee and an appellant brief on a topic related to patent law. Competitions are based on an advanced problem-orientated study in patent law. Selected students must register for the course. Instructor's permission required.
Course Number: 533
(3 hrs) Provides an overview of poverty law and the legal problems encountered by the poor in our society. The course considers legislative and administrative representation as methods of poverty advocacy, as well as the current trend away from constitutional litigation and toward state responsibility. It considers the legal developments in poverty law including housing, education, family and public benefits.
Course Number: 546
PRE-BANKRUPTCY RESTRUCTURINGS FOR FINANCIALLY TROUBLED COMPANIES
(3 credits) This course will examine a pre-bankruptcy corporate restructuring from the viewpoint of each of the principal parties to that workout and will examine the legal and business issues commonly faced by each party. Students will develop an understanding of the legal rights available to each party and the strategies often employed by parties with competing interests when a company is in financial distress.
Course Number: 311
(3 hrs.) This course will examine the origins and dimensions of predatory lending, defined as mortgage loan origination fraud and foreclosure rescue fraud. Emphasis will be given to the development of the sub-prime mortgage market, facets of predatory lending and various methods to curb it. This course will include background lectures and discussion, case study and analysis, and written and oral advocacy exercises related to actual cases.
Course Number: 449
PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION
(3 hrs) Analyzes in depth the investigative and legal steps necessary to prepare a product liability case for trial, training in database management, as applied to the creation of microcomputer litigation assistance systems.
Course Number: 504
(4 hrs) Required for JD. Basic concepts of the law of property are covered through a survey of the holding of wealth and transactions in the family and commercial context, with the attendant public policy limitations on owner control. Specific topics include: concepts of ownership and possession; the divisibility of title; present and future interests; bailments; the landlord-tenant relation; interests in the land of another; recording; gifts; contracts of sale; land financing; public and private control of land use.
Course Number: 160
PUBLIC HEALTH LAW
An examination of past and present aspects of the law concerning the health of the public by identifying the various government entities involved and reviewing specific areas of public health policy law, common law and regulation. Examines the federal basis for public health regulation, the state and local government basis for regulation, the constitutional and statutory limitations, and current problems which require legal responses. 3 credit hours.
Course Number: 434
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
(3 hrs) Covers the general principles of international relations, including such topics as what is a state, the elements of state responsibility, jurisdiction and nationality, the Law of War, the United Nations and certain international organizations.
Course Number: 422
RACE, RACISM AND UNITED STATES LAW
(3 hrs) Examines the judiciary's approach to racial discrimination from the Colonial period through the Brown v. Board of Education case in 1954. Includes an analysis of the post-Brown status of racial subordination in the legal system and consider recent scholarlycritiques of the law's limitations in effecting racial justice. Employs an interdisciplinary approach and covers the experiences of American Indians, African Americans, Asian Americans and Chicanos. Through an integrated analysis of the groups' legal histories, the class will foster a comprehensive understanding of race and racism as foundational elements in United States law.
Course Number: 501
REAL ESTATE FINANCE AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT
(3 cr hrs) This course addresses legal and economic issues relevant to commercial real estate development and investment, including acquisition, financing, leasing ownership structures and tax considerations.
Course Number: 459
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
(3 hrs) Explores the basic concepts and documents involved in the inter vivos transfer, financing, development and use of real property. Topics covered include brokers' agreements, condominiums, title assurance, land trusts and closings. PREREQUISITE(S): Property (LAW 160)
Course Number: 420
(3 hrs) Studies the interplay and choice of remedies (legal and equitable) available in the principal types of contract and tort actions. Damages, the object of an award in contract and in tort, limitations on recovery, the elements of damages, specific performance of contracts, specific relief in tort, injunctions and the specific limitations on their availability, restitution, constructive trusts and equitable liens are included.
Course Number: 423
REPRESENTING THE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE
(3 credit) This class examines issues specific to the sports-client management industry, covering a variety of practical issues pertinent to sports-client management and the sports industry. Current events having to do with sports law will be worked into the course.
Course Number: 245
(3 cr. hr.) This is a skills course designed to teach restorative justice techniques including circles, victim-perpetrator conferences, and peer juries. Readings, simulations, and practice during class will prepare students to actually lead restorative justice circles in selected cases in the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Course Number: 363
(3 hrs) A survey of the law of sales (principally Article Two of the Uniform Commercial Code) and related Uniform Commercial Code provisions. Emphasis is placed on core concepts, including warranty, buyer and seller remedies and risk of loss.
Course Number: 304
(3 hrs) Designed to explore some of the principal legal problems arising out of the American educational system. The right to an education, the rights and duties of teachers, and the responsibilities of students and academic freedom are some of the issues discussed.
Course Number: 498
(3 hrs) Covers the law of personal property security (principally Articles Nine and Seven of the Uniform Commercial Code) and consumer financing arrangements. Emphasis is given to transactional planning of consumer, equipment, inventory, accounts and warehouse financing arrangements, and the priorities of conflicting legal interests. Provisions of the Federal Consumer Credit Code, usury laws and the Fair Credit Reporting Act are discussed.
Course Number: 305
Examines litigation of securities fraud by private plaintiffs including shareholder class actions. Also reviews the role of SEC enforcement actions and criminal liability as a means to address this issue. Topics will include Sec. 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act & Rule 10b-5; proxy fraud; tender offer fraud; & the impact of the Sarbanes Oxley Act.
Course Number: 317
(3 hrs) Deals with federal and state regulation of the distribution and transaction of investment securities. Problems related to the nature and extent of investor protection under securities legislation are studied. PREREQUISITE(S): Business Organizations (LAW 102)
Course Number: 432
SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR
(3 hrs) Required for JD. The student must write an in-depth paper of Law Review quality on a topic of the professor's choosing.
Course Number: 250
This course will focus on the theories and practices behind criminal sentencing. Depending on the size of the class, two students each week will participate in a mock sentencing argument. Course will encourage attendance at sentencing hearings in both state and federal court. 3 credit hours
Course Number: 547
SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND THE LAW
3 credit hours. An examination of the legal issues raised by sexual orientation. Beginning with prosecution of sodomy and legal discrimination, including exclusion from military service, and anti-civil rights initiatives. The struggle for gay lesbian rights will be examined in the context of employment, schools, and domestic relations.
Course Number: 206
SOLO & SMALL PRACTICE
(3 cr. hr.) This is a skills course designed to teach students how to build their own law practice.
Course Number: 334
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LAW
(1 hr) This course is a "mini-course" which is taught either one hour a day for two weeks each year or once a week for 5 weeks. The topic changes.
Course Number: 301
(3 hrs) A study of the application of various legal doctrines to a broad range of sports-related activities. The course focuses upon many of the legal issues arising in professional sports, including the impact of the antitrust and labor laws and representation of the professional athlete.
Course Number: 441
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAW
(3 hrs) Analyzes the legal principles which determine the role that the local government unit plays in the American system of government. Powers of local government to regulate the activities of the individual are discussed in detail. PREREQUISITE(S): Constitutional Process I (LAW 491) and Constitonal Process II (LAW 492) OR Constitutional Process (LAW 140).
Course Number: 445
STATE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
(3 credit hours) This course examines state court decisions from around the country to illustrate the array of state constitutional issues occurring in modern American law. State constitutions are a source of rights independent of the Federal Constitution and frequently are applied by state courts to grant more expansive protection for individual rights than the Federal Constitution afford. Moreover, state constitutional law, like its federal counterpart, is not limited to issues involving individual rights. Course coverage may include equality, due process of law, criminal procedure, property rights, religion, freedom of speech, school funding, the right to a remedy, the structure of state government, judicial power, and amendment processes.
Course Number: 490
STUDY ABROAD: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
(3 credit hours) Legal Dimensions of Doing Business in Latin America , introduces students to the basic framework of Latin American law and legal systems, as well as to the key principles of international business law necessary for advising clients doing business in the region. Director permission required.
Course Number: 588
SUMMER LEGAL STUDIES IN COSTA RICA
The program links basic principles of international law with an overview of the Inter-American Human Rights System and with special focus on how human rights ideas, advocacy, and activist strategies have transformed Latin American society and politics. The program facilitates student engagement with important regional human rights advocates and includes visits to key institutions such as the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. 2 courses/6 credit hours total.
Course Number: 585
SUMMER LEGAL STUDIES IN DUBLIN, IRELAND
This program focusses on international business and constitutional law, especially with respect to the European Union (EU).
Course Number: 589
SUMMER LEGAL STUDIES IN MADRID, SPAIN
This program focuses on European human rights law and European business and commercial law. Director permission required. 3 courses/5 credit hours total.
Course Number: 583
SUMMER LEGAL STUDIES IN PRAGUE
The program will offer students exposure to global practice in the fields of corporate law and employment law, with a special emphasis on countries within the European Union. 2 courses/5credits
Course Number: 584
SUMMER LEGAL STUDIES PROGRAM AT BEIJING FOREIGN STUDIES UNIVERSITY, CHINA
The program focuses on the legal principles related to international transactions in the Asia-Pacific area and will provide a comprehensive overview of China's legal system.
Course Number: 581
SUMMER LEGAL STUDIES: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
This program focuses on International Law in Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands) and South Asia reviewing both British practices and common law. In addition to classroom studies (3 courses/5 credits) a select number of excursions will be planned to explore both the subject matter and the region. Director permission required.
Course Number: 587
(3 credits) This course will examine the administration and enforcement of the Internal Revenue code. Emphasis will be on federal tax procedure at the administrative levels before the IRS (i.e., examination and Appeals) and in litigation of federal tax claims, emphasizing litigation in the Tax Court, but also in district courts and the Court of Federal Claims. Topics would include IRS rule-making, tax returns and examinations, summons and privileges, IRS Appeals, the Notice of Deficiency, tax litigation (including discovery), civil penalties, approaches to, and practical issues involved in, settlement of tax cases, and ethical issues in tax practice.
Course Number: 605
TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS
(3 hrs) Covers qualification as section 501(c) charitable organizations, rules governing conduct of commercial and political activities of charities, unrelated business income and private foundations.
Course Number: 604
TAXATION OF CORPORATIONS & SHAREHOLDERS
(3 hrs) Required for Certificate in Taxation. Addresses basic tax considerations in the formation, operation and liquidation of corporations. Among the areas covered are the organization of corporations, Subchapter S corporations, property and stock dividends, 306 stock, stock redemptions, liquidations, collapsable corporations, corporate divisions and corporate reorganizations. Prerequisites for JD students: Federal Income Taxation (LAW 210) or Federal Income Taxation & Policy (LAW 212).
Course Number: 600
TAXATION OF STRUCTURED REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
This course will provide an introductory overview of the primary tax considerations involved in structured real estate transactions, including: an analysis of the effect of income taxes on real estate transactions; a comparison of the various structures used for the owenership and development of real estate; a review of section 1031 like-kind exchange driven real estate syndications; alternative financing techniques such as sale-leaseback transactions; REIT; and inbound and outbound real estate investments. Prerequisite: Federal Income Taxation (210) and/or Federal Income Taxation & Policy (212).
Course Number: 218
TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAW AND POLICY
(3 hrs) Focuses on the regulation of radio and television broadcasting laws as well as the regulation of cable and new satellite technology. A segment on telephone regulation is included. Also contains an entertainment law component focusing on the relationship between movie companies and other program providers and major distributors such as cable and broadcast stations. Some attention to copyright law for movies and other programs by cable systems and satellite distributors.
Course Number: 543
THE BUSINESS OF LAWYERING
(1 credit) This course will address topics bearing on the business aspects of the practice of law including the economics of practice, establishing an office, client development, hiring support staff, affiliating with other lawyers, etc. It will be taught in Los Angeles, California over spring break. There will be an administrative fee of $500 to cover books and program costs. Students will be responsible for their own transportation and housing.
Course Number: 380
THE MARITAL DISSOLUTION PROCESS
(3 hrs) Covers those topics relating to the dissolution of marriage, including judicial jurisdiction in dissolution and custody cases, regulation of marriage, annulment, bases for dissolution, spousal support, equitable division of property, child custody and support.
Course Number: 510
This course will explore the mounting of a theatrical production from its contractual inception to its final public performance. The course will review the historical developments of copyright law, international treaties and rights to publicity and privacy as they pertain to Theater as a legal entity. The course will introduce students to particular areas of contract and agency law that influence Theater and its development in America. The course will address employment issues, immigration issues and the role of unions in Theater. Current issues of theatrical law will be discussed as they arise.
Course Number: 355
(4 hrs) Required for JD. Provides an introduction to the basic theories underlying the American common law system of compensation for injuries to person and property. The major topics covered are intentional torts, negligence, strict liability and damages.
Course Number: 170
TRADEMARK & UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW
(3 credits) This course will be a substantive and procedural discussion of the creation and enforcement of trademark rights and the rights conferred by statutory and common law under the general rubric of unfair competition law. Topics may include trademark law (including dilution), misappropriation of trade values and trade secrets, regulation of false and deceptive advertising, interference with contracts and trade relations and the right of publicity.
Course Number: 271
Transfer Credit Summary
Transfer Credit Summary from AIMS.
Course Number: 701
TRIAL ADVOCACY I
(3 hrs) Examines fundamental trial techniques. Students are expected to perform simulated courtroom exercises in voir dire, opening statements, direct and cross-examination, introduction of exhibits, closing arguments, objections and trial motions. Students are also required to prepare trial books and exhibits and to participate in a simulated bench trial. PREREQUISITE(S): Evidence (LAW 410).
Course Number: 450
TRIAL ADVOCACY II
(3 hrs) Covers advanced exercises in the mechanics of trial and trial preparation. Students develop case plans and proof analyses consistent with the theory of the case. During the trial of several simulated cases including a jury trial, students address such complex trial problems as: evidence retrieval in complex litigation, examination of medical and forensic expert witnesses, argument of motions during trial impeachment and instructions conferences. Students conduct detailed witness preparation exercises and voir dire. There is review of litigation technology and use of videotaping of student performances. PREREQUISITE(S): Evidence (LAW 410) and Trial Advocacy I (formerly Trial Advocacy (LAW 450).
Course Number: 312
UNITED STATES FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW
(3 cr. hr.) This course will provide an overview of the extensive body of law that regulates the authority of the federal government in the areas of foreign affairs and the making of foreign policy. This body of law includes the US Constitution, congressional statutes, key executive orders, federal court decisions, and applicable rules deriving from treaties and customary international law. The course examines in detail the interaction of the Constitution with the foreign policy powers of the Congress and the President, and the ways in which doctrines of the separation of powers have shaped the allotment of legal authority in US foreign relations among the three branches of government.
Course Number: 230
WHEN JUSTICE FAILS
This course is designed to examine the circumstances in which the judicial system is likely to fail to serve the interests of justice. The course begins with an examination of the ideas and historical events that have led us to expect that our courts will operate in a neutral and fair manner. At the same time, some consideration is given to when the system is unlikely to operation in this manner. the bulk of the course will be spent in examining five famous trials in which justice appears to have failed. 3 credit hours.
Course Number: 468
WILLS AND TRUSTS
(3 hrs) A study of trusts, wills and fiduciary administration, including laws of succession, will revocation, trust powers and problems of testamentary and inter vivos gratuitous transfers.
Course Number: 308
WOMEN AND JEWISH LAW
(3 credit hours) This course will examine the primary issues of Jewish Law affecting women, particularly as they pertain to family law. Among the topics that will be highlighted are marriage, divorce, sexual relations, and child rearing responsibilities. The course will involve an examination of both the classical Jewish law texts on these topics (in English) as well as a discussion of more current positions on the issues covered. There are no prerequisites and students need not have any background, or religious affiliation to take this class.
Course Number: 544
WOMEN AND THE LAW
(3 hrs) This course will focus on the intersection of law and gender, identifying and analyzing the gender norms reflected in our legal system. The course will focus on how U.S. laws reflect and embody societal attitudes toward gender.
Course Number: 511