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LAW 297 Justice, Diversity, and the Rule of Law: Justice Sotomayor and the Role of Life Experience in the Supreme Court (1) Manheim, Porter
Explores the career of Justice Sonia Sotomayor through the lens of her autobiography; asks what roles a justice's personal experiences should play in their nomination and in Supreme Court adjudication; and explores the mechanisms by which the Court decides cases. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
LAW 300 Introduction to Law (3-6, max. 6) I&S
Understanding the legal system, its functions in the social-economic order, legal reasoning, and the world of legal education and the legal profession. Open to nonlaw students only.
LAW 410 Problems in Professional Responsibility (4) I&S
LAW 415 Criminal Justice (3) I&S
Examines pre-trial rights of persons suspected or accused of crime, primarily those rights covered by the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.
LAW 416 International Contracting: Negotiation and Drafting (3) I&S
Skills course designed to introduce process and problems of negotiating and drafting international agreements. Client interviewing and counseling and negotiation and drafting of a contract between parties in the United States and Japan. Credit/no-credit only. Open to nonlaw students only.
LAW 422 Copyright (3) I&S
LAW 429 Public Land Law (3) I&S
LAW 440 Legal Issues of Internet Law (3) I&S
Introduces the basic legal issues raised by networked digital technologies, such as the Internet. Covers jurisdiction, speech, privacy/access, propriety rights (copyrights, domain names), emerging law, leading policy debates, as well as fundamental Internet technical skills. Offered: S.
LAW 442 Land Law and the Urban Environment (3) I&S
Examination of the major legal tools available to shape the urban environment by controlling the use of land. Considers zoning, subdivision controls, urban renewal, private land-use restrictions, and the rules of nuisance law. Credit/no-credit only. Open to law and nonlaw students.
LAW 443 The Legal Process I (3/5) I&S
The system of law and its functions rather than substantive law pertaining to any particular subject or discipline. Open only to nonlaw students. Credit/no-credit only.
LAW 444 Constitution and American Public Education (3-6, max. 6) I&S
Examines the relationships between the Constitution of the United States and the American system of public education, excluding higher education, in areas of constitutional freedom and legal controls, racial desegregation, and equal educational opportunity, including equal financing of the public schools. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with EDLPS 444.
LAW 445 Major Issues in American Constitutional Law (3) I&S
Significant themes in American constitutional law. Doctrine of judicial review, application of the Bill of Rights to the states, Supreme Court's recognition of fundamental rights, the Equal Protection clause, the Religion clauses, freedom of speech, and presidential powers. Open to law and nonlaw students.
LAW 447 Critical Perspectives in Law (3) I&S
Examination of modern critical legal thought and critics views regarding proposed alternative forms of social ordering.
LAW 467 American Law and the American Indian (3) I&S
Relationship between Indians and the United States from 1789 to the present. Significant constitutional, legislative, and judicial actions. Legal events explored within their political, military, social, and cultural contexts. Comparisons with other minority-group experiences. Offered: jointly with HSTAA 416.
LAW 476 International Economic Relations and Trade Policy (3) I&S
Consideration of international control of national trade policies and permissible transnational reach of national trade or other regulation. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the international monetary system examined from legal and economic perspective. Examination and comparison of prescriptive jurisdiction to public international law.
LAW 477 Law, Literature, and Film (2-4, max. 4) I&S/VLPA
An examination of literary and cinematic portrayals of and issues important to law, lawyers, and the legal system. Considers both portrayals purporting to depict the legal system as well as works envisioning lawyers and the legal system in a "better world.".
LAW 481 Land, American Culture, and the Law: Perspectives on the Use and Ownership of the Natural Environment (1-6, max. 6) I&S
LAW 489 Law and Aging (3) I&S
Survey of principal areas of law of special concern to aging population, considering healthcare and healthcare decision-making, public and private income maintenance programs, taxation, guardianships, conservatorships, and other methods of protecting the property of the elderly, counseling, and professional responsibility.
LAW 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
LAW 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)