LAWS-7202 (3) Environmental Law

Examines and analyzes important federal pollution control statutes, including the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, Solid Waste Act, and Superfund. Considers related economic theory, ethics, and policy issues.

LAWS-7205 (3) Administrative Law

Covers practices and procedures of administrative agencies and limitations thereon, including the Federal Administrative Procedure Act, and the relationship between courts and agencies.

LAWS-7207 (3) Federal Estate and Gift Tax

Analyzes federal estate and gift taxation of inter vivos and testamentary transfers, introduces income taxation of estates and trusts, and involves elementary estate planning. Prerequisites: Restricted to Law students only.

LAWS-7209 (4) Natural Resources Law Clinic

Offers hands-on experience in the practice of natural resources law in the Rocky Mountain region to a select number of clinic students. The clinic's docket of active cases focuses on public land law and the environmental statutes protecting those lands and their resources. Students participate in projects that test the full range of lawyering skills, including traditional litigation, administrative advocacy, legislative drafting, and the conduct of complex negotiations and settlements. Prerequisites: Restricted to Law students only.

LAWS-7211 (3) Business Planning

Focuses on the development and use of concepts derived from a number of legal areas in the context of business planning and counseling. Topics such as formation of business entities, sale of a business, recapitalization, division, reorganization, and dissolution are considered. Prereqs., LAWS 6007,6201, and 6251 or 6211.

LAWS-7212 (2) Environmental Litigation

Examines the litigation strategies and procedures used to enforce and defend against enforcement under environmental protection statutes, such as the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Resource Conversation and Recovery Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, and the Toxic Substances Control Act. Covers civil enforcement, and citizen's suits.

LAWS-7217 (2) Estate Planning

Discusses problems and solutions for owners of various-sized estates and different types of assets including jointly-held property, stock in closely-held corporations and farms, analysis of federal taxation of generation-skipping transfers in trust, postmortem estate planning, and drafting of trusts and wills. Prerequisites: Requires pre-requisite course of LAWS 7207.

LAWS-7221 (2-3) Government Regulation of Business.

Covers themes that explore the nature of the regulatory state and the realities of how businesses react to regulation. Provides an understanding of regulatory institutions; the tools of governmental regulation; and a critical perspective on regulation.

LAWS-7222 (2-3) Environmental Decision-Making

Explores the foundational issues that underlie agency decision-making, including environmental ethics, cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment, constitutional law, and administrative law. Compares and contrasts National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act and the Endangered Species Act.

LAWS-7228 (2) Intellectual Origins of the Constitution

Examines the views of the Constitution's framers as expressed in contemporaneous and antecedent writings and debates. Offered in alternate years.

LAWS-7232 (3) Energy Justice

Establishes why nearly a third of the world populated by the energy oppressed poor, presents a major national and international "legislative" or socio political problem calling for answers from governments and civil societies in the developed and developing world. Explains and elucidates the concept of energy justice, its jurisprudential heritage, and its meaning and relevance in contemporary society. Case studies present problem solving frameworks spanning the political, social, behavioral, engineering, natural sciences, and law. Prerequisites: Restricted to Law students only.

LAWS-7241 (3) Telecommunications Law and Policy

Examines laws governing telecommunications industries, including federal and state regulation and international aspects. Includes telephone, cable, satellite, cellular, and other wireless systems, and the Internet. Same as TLEN 5240. Prerequisites: Restricted to Law students only.

LAWS-7248 (3) History of Criminal Justice

Explores the social, cultural, and legal history of Anglo-American criminal justice from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Also examines tensions between various methods that historians employ to study crime and law.

LAWS-7251 (3) Non-Profit Law

Examines the creation of a non-profit organization, in particular whether to choose a trust or a corporate form, how to qualify for federal tax exemption, and differences between private foundations and public charities. Examines fiduciary duty issues, restrictions on political activity and private benefit, and unrelated business income tax. Addresses tax incentives for charitable giving and state fundraising laws.

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 (2-3) 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.