LAWS-7255 (3) Local Government

Studies state legislative and judicial control of the activities, powers, and duties of local governmental units, including home-rule cities and counties, and some problems of federal, state, and local constitutional and statutory limitations on governmental powers when exercised by local governmental units (e.g., the powers to regulate private activities, tax, spend, borrow money, and condemn private property for public uses). Offered in alternate years.

LAWS-7261 (3) Corporate Finance

Examines a variety of important legal issues related to the funding and financing corporations including creditor protection laws, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, fiduciary duties, bond indenture provisions,securities laws, and rights of equity holders. Covers efficient capitalization structures, corporated valuation techniques, capital markets and the efficient market theory, and cost of capital concept. Prereq., LAWS 6211 or 6251.

LAWS-7271 (3) Venture Capital and Private Equity

Provides overview of the legal and financial principles to represent privately held companies, their founders and managers, and their investors. Emphasizes transaction structuring rather than judicial opinions. Includes the organization and financing of start-ups, structuring buyout transactions, exit strategies, legal organization of investment funds and other financial intermediaries. Discusses the relevant regulatory landscape, including securities law, bankruptcy, ERISA, and tax law.

LAWS-7285 (2) Education and the Constitution

Teaches the substantive constitutional law governing public education. Students will teach constitutional materials to high school students in the local Denver Metro area high schools. Interested students must apply and requires a commitment to a full-year curriculum. Encourages individual development as teachers, writers, and critical thinkers an provides an opportunity to grow as colleagues and teammates. Recommended prereq. LAWS 7055. Prerequisites: Restricted to Law students only.

LAWS-7300 (2-3) International Litigation

Examines the special issues that arise in litigation in U.S. courts when one or more of the parties is a foreign individual, corporation, or government, or when the subject of the litigation concerns events occurring wholly or partly outside of this country. Includes personal jurisdiction over foreign defendants, extraterritorial service of process and evidence gathering, choice of forum, foreign sovereign immunity, the act of state doctrine, extraterritorial application of U.S. law, and recognition of enforcement of foreign judgments.

LAWS-7301 (2-3) Copyright

Examines state and federal laws relating to the protection of works of authorship ranging from traditional works to computer programs. Studies the1976 Copyright Act as well as relevant earlier acts. Gives attention to state laws, such as interference with contractual relations, the right of publicity, moral right, protection of ideas, and misappropriation of trade values, that supplement federal copyright. Same as TLEN 5265.

LAWS-7303 (3) Complex Civil Litigation

Covers civil procedure in modern complex multiparty suits, including class actions in such settings as employment discrimination and mass torts, and problems in discovery, joinder, res judicata, collateral estoppel, and judicial management in such suits. Offered in alternate years.

LAWS-7307 (3) Taxation of Natural Resources

Considers the federal income tax aspects applicable to the exploration for, the development of, and the operation of natural resources, as well as the financing thereof. Also considers oil and gas, hard minerals, timber, and water. Offered in alternate years. Recommended prereq., LAWS 6007.

LAWS-7309 (2-4) American Indian Law Clinic

Offers a clinical education course involving participation in the representation and advocacy of Indian causes---land or water claims, Indian religious freedom, job or other discrimination based on race, and issues implicating tribal sovereignty. Recommended prereq., LAWS 7725. Prerequisites: Restricted to Law students only.

LAWS-7310 (3) International Dispute Settlement

Examines various mechanisms for the settlement of international disputes. Includes negotiation, inquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, and adjudication. Focuses on intergovernmental dispute resolution.

LAWS-7311 (2-3) Patent Law

Covers selected topics, such as patentable subject matter, patentability, and utilization of patent rights through licensing and infringement litigation. Covers practice and procedure of the patent and trademark office.

LAWS-7320 (3) International Criminal Law

Surveys international human rights law and international crime and punishment. Addresses idea of rights from a historical, philosophical, conceptual and analytical perspective; explores the "Primary rules of conduct" as well as adjudication and remedies, and selected rights from a comparative perspective. Recommended prereq., LAWS 6400.

LAWS-7321 (2) IP and Technology Contracting

Covers transactions, and often high-tech deals involving intellectual property rights. Studies IP ownership; assignment or rights; commercialization transactions (licensing, distribution, strategic); antitrust; and emerging issues. Gives students essential tools to draft and analyze technology contracts. Prereqs., LAWS 6301 or 7301.

LAWS-7323 (2) Patent Litigation

Focuses on unique aspects of patent litigation: substantive patent law, civil procedure, federal jurisdiction, and litigation strategy; includes claim construction, infringement, anticipation and obviousness defenses, unenforceability challenges, declaratory judgments, injunctions, damages, settlements, licenses, and trial strategy. Of interest and useful to those interested in intellectual properly generally, not just patents or in litigation.

LAWS-7325 (3) Election Law

Examines the rapidly evolving field of election law: the right to vote, voting procedures, redistricting, candidate selection, campaign finance laws, and direct democracy. Emphasizes federal law, including applicable constitutional jurisprudence.

LAWS-7331 (2) Sports Law

Covers the application of rules from agency, antitrust, contracts, constitutional law (including sex discrimination), labor law, property, torts, unincorporated associations, and other subjects to those persons involved in the production and delivery of athletic competition to consumers. Explores the development of the application of these rules to a sports setting and related economic issues. Prerequisites: Restricted to Law students only.

LAWS-7333 (2) Advanced Evidence: Forensic Science and the Criminal Courts

Explores the admissibility of forensic science opinion and expert testimony, its use as evidence at a trial, and the challenges that such evidence may pose for the courts and the entire criminal justice system in the future.

LAWS-7335 (1) The Law of Presidential Elections

Examines the laws and regulations that uniquely shape presidential selection, analyzing practical applications as well as the broader constitutional and policy considerations. A combination of federal, state, and local laws shapes how Americans select their president. But more than ever before, Americans are questioning the rules that influence presidential selection, such as the major party primary system, ballot access, presidential campaign financing, and the electoral college.

LAWS-7341 (3) Trademark and Unfair Competition Law

Examines trademark protection, the interaction of trademark and unfair competition law with other intellectual property doctrines, the requirements for acquiring and retaining federal trademark rights, false advertising and other misrepresentations, the right of publicity and related claims, remedies for infringement, and international aspects of trademark protection.

LAWS-7345 (2) Comparative Criminal Procedure

Takes an in-depth look at some of the basic features of modern criminal justice systems that share the civil law tradition with the hope that such study will provide a vehicle for a deeper understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the American system of criminal justice. Prereq., LAWS 6045.

LAWS-7361 (2) Privacy, Security, and Digital Rights Management

Introduces students to the laws that regulate the basic technologies of the Internet and the management of information in the digital age. It examines the most significant statutes, regulations, and common law principles that comprise this emerging legal framework, including the Federal Wiretap Act, the HIPAA Privacy Rule, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

LAWS-7371 (3) Standardization and Standards Wars

Examines current issues in the standardization of telecommunications and information technologies. Covers the importance of standards, government and private sector perspectives, and the impact of information age technologies on standards of development. Emphasizes key national and international organizations.

LAWS-7375 (3) U.S. Races and Justice Systems

Examines the unique but related legal, social, and economic problems and accomplishments of those persons in this country whose ancestry originated in Africa, Asia, Latin America, or North America, and explores the developing literature on whites and whiteness.

LAWS-7381 (3) Intellectual Property Counseling and Prosecution

Introduces strategic development and procurement of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Evaluates the latest cases and legal trends from a practical and strategic perspective. Focuses on widely accepted best practices and critical thinking in these areas. Prerequisites: Restricted to Law students only.

LAWS-7401 (3) Securities Regulation

Stresses statutory interpretation of the various federal statutes regulating the issue of corporate securities and the cases and regulations that have arisen out of those statutes.