LAWS-7402 (2) The Law of Toxic and Hazardous Wastes

Examines the EPA's federal hazardous waste statutes, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA), and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA). Analyzes the RCRA "Cradle-to-grave" hazardous waste program, and addresses the evolving CERCLA liability scheme and cleanup process.

LAWS-7405 (2-3) Health Law 2: Medical Malpractice and Quality Regulation

Explores (1) the law controlling ethical issues that arise during the delivery of medical care, (2) the substantive law of medical malpractice and tort reform aimed at reducing the frequency and severity of medical malpractice verdicts, and (3) the practical aspects of litigating a medical malpractice case. Cross-listed at the Health Sciences Center; will include field trips there.

LAWS-7406 (1) International Moot Court Competition

Open only to students who actively participate in the seminar preparing for the competition, in the preparation of memorials for the competition, and in the practice of oral arguments or regional oral arguments.

LAWS-7409 (3) Legal Negotiation

Explores the fundamentals of effective negotiation techniques and policies for lawyers. Students engage in mock negotiations of several legal disputes. Credit is not given for both LAWS 7419 Legal Negotiation and Dispute Resolution and this course.

LAWS-7411 (2-3) Mergers, Acquisitions, and Reorganizations

Studies the planning of corporate mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations, examining the application and integration of state corporate law, federal securities law, accounting principles, tax law, labor law, products liability law, environmental law, ERISA, and antitrust law.

LAWS-7420 (2) European Union Law

Covers all the essential aspects of the EU law: EU institutions, competences, the making and the application of EU law, and the content of the fundamental principles of EU law and the common market.

LAWS-7425 (2-3) Health Law

Acquaints students with the issues arising at the interface between law and medicine through analysis of cases and other materials. Critically analyzes methods used by courts and legislatures to address medical/legal problems in an effort to determine whether the legal resolution was reasonable and appropriate in light of medical, social, and political considerations. Offered in alternate years.

LAWS-7428 (3) Bioethics Law and Literature

Interdisciplinary study of law, medicine, and bioethics. Addresses such issues as confidentiality in medical treatment, rejecting life-sustaining treatment, death and dying, reproductive law and genetic technology, human experimentation, and access to health care.

LAWS-7429 (2) Alternative Dispute Resolution

Examines a variety of dispute resolution processes, such as mediation, arbitration, minitrials, and court-annexed settlement procedures, as alternatives to traditional court adjudication. Credit not given for both LAWS 7419 Legal Negotiation and Dispute Resolution and this course. Prerequisites: Restricted to Law students only.

LAWS-7439 (2-3) Mediation

Explores mediation, one of the more important methods of alternative dispute resolution, and the legal issues that may arise related to mediation. Considers what kinds of persons and disputes are most appropriate for mediation. Includes role playing.

LAWS-7440 (3) International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Surveys international human rights both in law and in philosophy, both current and historical.

LAWS-7449 (2-4) Juvenile Law Clinic

Examines the world of child welfare from the view of the child client, by representing their best interests in abuse and neglect cases. As Guardians ad litem, students will represent children in abuse and neglect cases from the beginning, at the temporary shelter hearing, through the conclusion of the case at a permanency orders hearing. Prereq., LAWS 6353. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours.

LAWS-7451 (3) Law and Finance for Entrepreneurs

Studies unique legal problems faced by entrepreneurs, including formation issues (choice of entity, rights of the founders, initial investors), operation issues (governance, key employees, intellectual property,financing), IPOs, and buy-outs.

LAWS-7458 (2) Law and Literature

Focuses on the question of what literature can teach lawyers through a variety of literary works and films. Covers traditional works by Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Camus, Kafka, and Melville, as well as more contemporary works by Toni Morrison and Norman Mailer. Several short reflection papers, a journal, and a final eight page paper are required.

LAWS-7475 (2) Advanced Torts

Studies selected tort actions and theories. Topics covered may include "Dignitary torts" (e.g., defamation, privacy, etc.), business torts, and product liability. Offered in alternate years.

LAWS-7505 (2) Sexuality and the Law

Examines the regulation of sexuality in local, state,and federal law, with particular emphasis on sexual orientation. Explores how sexuality shapes, and is shaped by, an array of laws and policies, which may include family law, military regulations, tax law, employment law, trusts and estates, obscenity law, and criminal law.

LAWS-7507 (2-3) State and Local Taxation

Examines the operation of the income, property and sales tax used to finance our state and local governments. Includes requirements of equal protection and due process. Covers jurisdiction to tax allocation of the tax base among different state and local governments. Same as ACCT 6760.

LAWS-7509 (1) Trial Competition

Student teams further develop trial and advocacy skills in a competitive mock-trial format involving two or more rounds of trials. Requires preparation of trial briefs and drafting other court pleadings and documents. Credit is limited to the top two teams (six students). Student finalists may continue involvement in regional and national competitions. May be repeated within the term up to 4 total credit hours. Prerequisites: Restricted to Law students only.

LAWS-7513 (3) Domestic Violence

Explores the law, policy, history, and theory of domestic violence. Examines the limits of legal methods and remedies for holding batterers accountable and keeping victims safe; the dynamics of abusive relationships; the history of the criminal justice system's response to domestic violence; the defenses available to battered persons who kill their abusers; the legal paradigm of the sympathetic victim; psychological and feminist theories about abusive relationships; civil rights and tort liability for batterers and third parties; and the intersection of domestic violence with international human rights.

LAWS-7515 (3) Poverty Law

Explores the legal and policy responses to poverty in the United States and addresses how the law shapes the lives of poor people and communities. Examines the extent of poverty in the United States, the root causes, and the historical development of social welfare policy. Focuses on the rights-based aspect of poverty law and various policies that attempt to ameliorate poverty. Prerequisites: Restricted to Law students only.

LAWS-7523 (2) Juvenile Law

Takes a critical look at the juvenile justice system and how it responds to the needs of juveniles who are either delinquents and/or victims of abuse. Issues include the rights and responsibility of parents, parental responsibility programs, delinquents, and the future of our juvenile courts.

LAWS-7525 (3) Race and American Law

Examines the judiciary's approach to racial discrimination from America's colonial period to thepresent day. Concludes with an analysis of the contemporary status of racial subordination in the legal system and considers recent scholarly critiques of the law's limitations in effecting racial justice. Employs an interdisciplinary approach and covers the experiences of American Indians, African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, and Chicana/os.

LAWS-7529 (1) Appellate Advocacy Competition

Gives students the opportunity to participate in an intermural appellate advocacy competition, in which a brief must be filed and reviewed, critiqued, and deemed credit-worthy by a member of the faculty. (Law School Rule 3-2-9 (b) should be consulted prior to enrollment.)

LAWS-7541 (2-3) Employment Discrimination

Examines statutory and constitutional prohibitions ofdiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, gender, age, religion, national origin, and disability.

LAWS-7601 (2-3) Business Transactions

Provides a practical understanding of how to apply the law in both transactional and litigation settings. Gives an interdisciplinary look at how various areas of the law are brought together in common factual settings. Teaches students to negotiate, document, and close the acquisition of a business covering the areas of practice of corporate, contracts, real property, secured transactions, and bankruptcy law. Tests, in a litigation setting, the decisions made during the acquisition stage.