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 (1-2) 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.

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.