There are no prerequisites for any course. The maximum number of students for any course is 32.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
(5520) 3 Hours— Professor Donald T. Bogan
This course focuses on negotiation theory and skills in the context of exploring various alternate dispute resolution processes. It includes both student performance exercises and the study of substantive legal issues affecting dispute resolution, including questions arising from contracts to mediate or arbitrate disputes within the Unites States, and internationally. The class also will examine professional responsibility issues that commonly confront practicing lawyers.
Civil Pretrial Litigation
(5530) 2 Hours—Professors Donald T. Bogan and Darin K. Fox
The course explores litigation procedures, tactics, and techniques prior to trial. Included are discovery, motion practice, witness preparation, alternative dispute resolution, pretrial conferences, and other related areas.
Criminal Procedure I; Investigation
(5303) 3 Hours—Professor Joseph Thai
This course examines the contitutional regulation of the criminal process at the investigation stage. Topically, the focus will be on Fourth Amendment restraints on searches and seizures and the rules governing confessions under the Due Process Clause, the Fifth Amendment, and the Sixth Amendment, Our primary sources will be Supreme Court cases interpreting these constitutional provisions. Thematically, the class will explore the tension between society's need for security and the right of the individual to liberty, privacy, and a fair process. Historically, students will examine the influence of English and colonial history on the formation and interpretation of these rights.
European Union Law
(6030) 2 Hours—Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch
This course focuses on 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.
The English Legal System
(6010) 1 Hour— Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch
This course covers on England's contemporary legal system. Topics 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.