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) Mock 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.

LAWS-7605 (2) Refugee and Asylum Law

Focuses on protections offered under international and domestic law for persons who are threatened by persecution or other adverse conditions in their country of origin. Covers who is a refugee and the protections they have or do not have under United States and international law.

LAWS-7609 (1-2) Law Practice Management

Studies the establishment of a solo or small-firm legal practice. Topics include the business structure (PC, LLC, etc.), office systems, marketing and development, staffing, liability insurance, managing time, technology, and billing. (This practice course counts toward the 14 credit hour maximum of practice hours.) Course supported by the Section of Law Practice Management of the ABA in memory of Harold A. Feder, CU Law '59.

LAWS-7611 (2-3) International Business Transactions

Examines the sources of international business law, the relationship between such law and the U.S. legal system, the choice of law in international business disputes, the special issues that arise when doing business with foreign governments, the law governing international sales and the shipment of goods, and international intellectual property protection.Offered in alternate years.

LAWS-7615 (4) Immigration Law and Immigrants' Rights

Addresses four broad questions: Who is a citizen of the United States? Who else can come to this country? When and why can noncitizens be forced to leave? Who has the authority to answer these questions? These questions prompt us to examine the history of U.S. immigration, the constitutional-statutory-regulatory framework that governs immigration and citizenship law, and the federal agencies that administer it. Also addresses contemporary challenges to, and assertions of, immigrants' rights. Same as PSCI 7181. Prerequisites: Restricted to Law students only.

LAWS-7617 (3) International Taxation

Covers basic aspects of the United States taxation of income earned abroad by its citizens and the taxation of income derived by foreign persons from U.S. sources, including the implications of income tax treaties. Prereq., LAWS 6007 or 6157. Same as ACCT 6780.

LAWS-7619 (2) Entrepreneurial Law Clinic

Advise indigent clients who need legal services in the founding of their business or not-for-profit firms, registering LLCs, and drafting employment and intellectual property agreements. Prereq., two of the following courses: Agency Partnership and the LLC, Corporations, Securities, Seminar on Corporate Law, Law and Finance for Entrepreneurs, Accounting Issues for Lawyers, Patent Law, Trademark, and International Business Transactions. Prerequisites: Restricted to Law students only.

LAWS-7629 (1) Introduction to the In-House Practice of Law

Explores cutting edge questions around the practice of law as an employee of a business. Demonstrates how the combination of law and business can be valuable to businesses and also innovative, challenging and rewarding to legal professionals. Legal services to corporate America is changing dramatically with more entities relying on in-house counsel, compared to private practitioners, to obtain legal advice and counsel. Prerequisites: Restricted to Law students only.

LAWS-7725 (3) American Indian Law I

Investigates the federal statutory, decisional, and constitutional law that bears upon American Indians, tribal governments, and Indian reservation transactions. Prerequisites: Restricted to Law students only.

LAWS-7735 (3) American Indian Law II

Investigates the legal history and current legal status of Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. Addresses other current topics such as tribal water rights, tribal fishing and hunting rights, tribal justice systems, religious freedom, and tribal natural resource and environmental management. Prereq., LAWS 7725.

LAWS-7745 (2-3) Jurisdiction in Indian Country

Examines the current state of the justice system within Indian nations today. Includes understanding the respective roles of tribal and state law enforcement authorities, as well as the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Office of Justice Services, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Examines relationship between federal and tribal courts; substantive laws; and advocates who appear before them. Prerequisites: Restricted to Law students only.

LAWS-7751 (3) Arbitration

Discusses the nature of arbitration, tactical considerations in whether to use this form or another form of dispute resolution, the drafting of effective contracts to arbitrate the enforceability of thesecontracts, and the enforcement of arbitration awards. Covers the preclusive effect of arbitration proceedings, multiparty arbitration, and choiceof law. Students conduct simulated arbitrations.