There are no prerequisites for any course. The maximum number of students in any course will not exceed 32.
Conflict of Laws
(5533) 3 Hours— Professor Steven S, Gensler
This course examines issues presented when a lawsuit involves parties or events connected with more than one state or nation. Topics covered include determining jurisdiction, selecting the law to apply, and enforcing the judgment. Special attention will be given to how the involvement of foreign parties affects these doctrines and to comparison with how foreign countries resolve these issues
Evidence in Great English Trials
(6100) 2 Hours—Professor Liesa L. Richter
This course will highlight important contemporary issues in American Evidence law through the study of famous English trials, such as the treason prosecution of Sir Walter Raleigh. Students will have the unique opportunity to explore the political and historical background of these famous English cases, as well as their modern legal significance, in the setting of Oxford’s Brasenose College.
International Petroleum Transactions
(6552) 2 Hours— Professor Owen L. Anderson
This course explores legal issues relating to the exploration, production, and marketing of the most important commodity traded in the world market—petroleum. Students will gain a basic understanding of how crude oil and gas are exploited and marketed worldwide. Special emphasis will be given to the unique aspects of acquiring exploration and development rights in a foreign country, particularly transactions with foreign states directly or with state-owned oil companies.
The Bill of Rights
(6100) 1 Hour—The Honorable Steven W. Taylor
This course considers the critical role the Bill of Rights plays in the relationship between citizens and government in the United States. It will include an overview of the basic jurisprudence, historical insights into the origins of the Bill of Rights, and a look at recent developments and trends. Students will also consider the U.S. Bill of Rights in comparison to the protection of individual rights under English Law.
The English Legal System
(6010) 1 Hour— Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch
The course covers England's contemporary legal system. Topics covered include the courts, the organization of the legal profession, the nature of the practice of law in England, access to civil and criminal justice, and alternative dispute resolution.
European Union Law
(6030) 2 Hours—Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch
The course covers the legal status of the European Union and the sources, implementation, and enforcement of European Union law. Emphasis will be placed on the competition law of the European Union.