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LAW E 500 Advanced Writing Project (1-3, max. 3)
Independent research and writing project supervised by a faculty member. Projects are structured to develop skills in research, analysis, and writing. Offered: AWSpS.
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LAW E 502 White Collar Crime (3-4)
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LAW E 503 Analytic Writing (3)
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LAW E 506 Business and Financial Literacy for Law Students (3)
Introduces students to a broad range of fundamental business and financial topics. Emphasizes breadth, relevance, and promoting a basic understanding of foundational business concepts and terms; financial statements; quantitative concepts; how markets function; core business challenges; and practical, business-related challenges often faced by lawyers.
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LAW E 507 Access to Justice Seminar (2)
Explores the legal, ethical, and financial issues involved in providing legal services to moderate income persons. Uses a combination of lectures and interactive discussion. Credit/no-credit only.
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LAW E 508 Persuasive Writing (2-4) Anderson
Studies persuasion and rhetoric by practicing legal argument: working with facts, framing issues, constructing legal arguments. Studies examples of good and bad persuasive writing. Students practice written advocacy skills in a number of assignments. Students practice advocacy in the context of pre-trial motions and appeals.
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LAW E 509 European Union Law (2-4)
Survey of the legal origins of the European Union and the synthesis of the major European legal traditions achieved. Focus on the process of harmonizing national laws of the member states and economic integration in the area of competition law and free movement of goods and services.
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LAW E 510 Banking Law (2-3)
Introduces the basics of banking law and regulation. Topics include separate sections on U.S. regulation of financial services with emphasis on federal regulation of banks, and on international, cross-border, and comparative banking regulatory issues.
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LAW E 511 Venture Capital Deals (4) O-Conner
Focuses on the legal environment of venture capital (VC) financing of technology start-ups. Analyzes relevant statues and regulations, and the standard set of negotiated terms in typical VC deals. Students negotiate and draft VC deal documents. Offered: W.
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LAW E 512 Rule of Law in a Global Context (2-4, max. 4) A. RAMASASTRY
Political systems must operate according to the "rule of law" if they are to be deemed legitimate, but what does this mean? This course will explore the meaning of the rule of law, and explore the importance of the rule of law in terms of economic, socio-political and human development. Offered: A.
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LAW E 513 Theories and Tools for Combatting Corruption ([1-4]-, max. 4)
Corruption has been identified as an obstacle to development, and a 'cost of doing business' in many countries. Examines theories, causes and consequences of corruption, and select regimes established to combat and measure it, e.g., UNCAC, ORCD Anti-Bribery Convention, U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index.
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LAW E 514 The Law of Nonprofit Organizations (2-4, max. 4)
Examines laws generally applicable to nonprofit corporations and legal issue relating to cooperatives, credit unions, and thrift/mutual associations. Attention given to the Washington Nonprofit Corporations Act with comparable statutes and model legislation.
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LAW E 515 Post-Conviction Review (2-4)
Covers direct appeals and collateral remedies in state and federal criminal proceedings. Topics include jurisdictional issues, harmless error, exhaustion, time limits, cognizable claims, history of the Great Writ of habeas corpus, and the federal AEDPA statute. Offered: Sp.
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LAW E 516 Criminal Procedure: Adjudication (4)
Covers the formal charging, trial, and appellate stages of criminal proceedings, including grand jury proceedings, prosecutorial discretion in charging, pretrial release and detention, charging and venue joinder and severance, double jeopardy assistance of counsel, discovery, and disclosure, criminal trials appeals, and collateral post conviction remedies.
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LAW E 517 Legal Information Technology (2-4) A. THOMSON, B. WILLIAMS
Introduces the theory and practice of legal informatics.
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LAW E 518 Torts II (3-4)
Covers advanced topics in tort law, including defamation, invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of mental distress, medical malpractice, misuse of legal proceedings, misrepresentation, interference with prospective advantage, nuisance, products liability, toxic torts, trespass to chattels, conversion, and vicarious liability. Prerequisite: LAW A 504. Instructors: Wolcher Offered: Sp.
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LAW E 519 Philosophy of Law (4)
Explores jurisprudence as "the jurist's quest for a systematic vision that will order and illuminate the realities of the law" and legal philosophy as "the philosopher's effort to understand the legal order and its role in human life." Examines various texts, emphasizing works of one or more proponents and critics of liberalism.
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LAW E 520 European Union Constitution (4)
Examines the European Union constitution adopted in the Lisbon Reform Treaty: history, values, and objectives; EU institutions and finances; economies, political, and constitutional competences; citizenship and democracy; human rights and fundamental freedoms; common foreign policy; security and defense; and amending the constitution. Offered: A.
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LAW E 521 Advanced Trial Advocacy (3)
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LAW E 522 Advanced Constitutional Law: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (1-4, max. 4)
Examines various constitutional provisions from a gay rights perspective. Topics include the rights of equal protection and substantive due process, as well as the First and Ninth Amendments and the Full Faith and Credit Clause. Offered: A.
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LAW E 523 Entrepreneurial Law Clinic ([1-9]-, max. 9)
Prerequisite: LAW A 526, LAW E 547, or LAW A 546. Offered: S.
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LAW E 524 Child Advocacy Clinic ([3-12]-, max. 12)
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LAW E 525 Poverty Law (3-4)
Overview of legal issues affecting poor people, including relevant background readings on poverty and access to justice, and selection problems such as housing and homelessness, education, employment issues of low-wage workers, income support and welfare reform, consumer law, family law, and child care. Offered: A.
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LAW E 526 Law Reform in Transition Economies Seminar ([2-4]-, max. 6)
Using interdisciplinary perspectives and case studies, this seminar probes the assumptions, methods and outcomes of commercial law reform in transition economies. Also highlights and critiques the role of international lawyers in this important, emerging area of practice.
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LAW E 527 Bankruptcy Client Representation Project ([1-4]-, max. 4) Kuno
Provides an opportunity for students to interview a client, evaluate the appropriateness of different forms on bankruptcy as a solution to their debt problems, and provide representations in obtaining the bankruptcy. Student teams are paired with pro bono attorneys under the supervision of a part-time faculty member. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
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LAW E 528 Appellate Advocacy Clinic (2-, max. 4)
Clinical training in appellate litigation with both seminar and practical components dealing with appellate procedure, strategy, and applicable substantive law. Students represent clients in state appellate court, writing at least one appellate brief and participating in oral argument.
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LAW E 529 Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic (4-, max. 12)
Offers clinical training in substantive areas of law implicated in representation of Native American tribal court criminal and dependency proceedings. Open to third year students in the JD program. Offered: AWSp.
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LAW E 530 Race and Justice Clinic (3-4, max. 12)
Focuses on how lawyers can address racial disparities for youth in the juvenile justice system by advocating in multiple forums. Students participate in direct representation on clients, community education, and coalition building. Topics include the history of race in juvenile justice, past efforts to reduce disproportionate minority contact in juvenile justice, the School to Prison Pipeline, skills training, community lawyering, and systems cha
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LAW E 532 Law and Neuroscience (3-5) L. Vaughn
Explores the intersection of recent developments in neuroscience and its impact on law. After introducing basic neuroscience concepts and imaging techniques, considers the relationship of law and neuroscience, largely through looking at variety of focused topics such as brain death, pain and suffering, memory, bias, and adolescent brain. Offered: W.
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LAW E 533 Rights in America: Equality, liberty, and Democracy (4)
Deep historical exploration of a jurisprudentially revolutionary constitutional conflict that pits courts, local government, and the U.S. Congress in passionate struggles over gay and lesbian antidiscrimination rights; freedoms of speech and religion; and African-American political equality in the nation's capital. Offered: S.
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LAW E 534 Risk and Reward in Sustainable Development (3) N. Denamur
Focuses on the intersection of green, high performing buildings and the law. Students learn to identify and understand the risks and challenges presented by high-performing buildings, and analyze frameworks and strategies to manage and overcome these challenges. Offered: jointly with R E 559; Sp.
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LAW E 535 Basic Income Tax Concepts (3)
Basic federal income tax principles, how the tax law impacts a wide variety of business and personal transactions and decisions, and what a reformed tax law might look like.
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LAW E 536 Practical and Professional Responsibility Issues in the Small or Solo Law Practice (3-4)
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LAW E 537 Refugee Law (2)
Examines the processes in the United States for the admission of refugees and for the adjudication of asylum claims. Explores international refugee policy and evolving legal norms concerning asylum, temporary protection, repatriation, resettlement, and internal displacement.
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LAW E 538 Transnational Civil Litigation in U.S. Courts (3-4)
Examines the law governing private civil disputes in U.S. courts arising from transnational transactions, including: jurisdiction; forum selection and choice-of-law clauses; extraterritorial service of process, discovery, and application of U.S. law; parallel proceedings; foreign sovereign immunity; Act of State doctrine; and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.
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LAW E 539 United States and European Union E-Commerce Law (2/3)
Compares the different attitudes to regulation of e-commerce and the information society in the U.S. and the European Union. Topics may include: an introduction to European Union institutions, regulatory, cultural themes in the Internet; e-society and e-commerce in Europe; regulation of illegal, harmful content, and Internet Service Provider liability, etc.
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LAW E 540 Transnational Litigation (3) J. Haley
Considers transnational litigation involving civil, common, and hybrid law jurisdictions. Students learn nuances of how jurisdiction is asserted and forum determined in global transnational disputes. Offered: A.
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LAW E 541 Cannabis Law Seminar (2-3) S. O'Connor
Introduces students to federal and state laws governing medical and recreational cannabis. Guest lecturers include government officials, cannabis law practitioners, and industry leaders. Students write and present a substantial research or policy paper. Offered: A.
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LAW E 542 Queer Youth Advocacy (2)
Addresses the legal needs of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgendered youth. Topics include educational advocacy; legal consequences within the parent-child relationship, access, consent, and right to refuse physical and mental health services; and accessing services for homeless and foster youth.
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LAW E 544 Privacy Law (2)
Examines the legal doctrines of privacy and confidentiality used to protect personal information. Aims to understand how courts and legislatures seek to protect information as new technologies and institutional practices emerge. Studies scope and implications of federal statues that attempt to establish fair information practices with respect to electronic personal information.
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LAW E 545 International Trade Law (2-4, max. 4)
Introduces the legal framework, policies, and jurisprudence of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Provides an overview of the regulation of trade in goods, services, and intellectual property that is necessary for international legal practice, and provides the policy analysis to better understand the trade dimensions of international legal disputes.
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LAW E 546 International Commercial Arbitration (2-3)
Introduces the legal framework of international commercial arbitration (ICA) with a focus on the New York Convention of 1958 and the United States Federal Arbitration Act of 1925.
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LAW E 547 Robotics Law and Policy (2)
Explores the legal and policy aspects of near-term robotics and artificial intelligence. Relevant technologies include driverless cars, drones, medical, personal or service robots, and various expert systems. Readings draw from multiple disciplines, but focus particularly on legal or policy sources. Offered: Sp.
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LAW E 549 International Investment Law and Practice (4/5)
Examines the rise of international investment law and practice, including topics such as Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs), standards of treatment, investor-state arbitrations, and social and political controversies related to the governance of foreign direct investment (FDI) in developed and developing countries. Offered: jointly with JSIS B 549.
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LAW E 550 Complex Litigation Seminar (2-4)
Examines practical and theoretical problems associated with complex litigation, including class actions and multidistrict litigation. Prerequisite: either LAW B 500 or LAW B 507.
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LAW E 551 Law and Entrepreneurship (3/4)
Planning-oriented course uses the problem method to explore the corporate tax and securities law, general business and financial considerations related to small business formation and financing. Prerequisite: LAW A 515; LAW A 530.
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LAW E 553 Technology Law and Public Policy (2)
Survey of the domains of public policies that have been affected by the information revolution. Examines issues from Internet taxation, to personal data privacy, information warfare. Discusses the implications of the new public policies and whether it is feasible for states to enact different information policies.
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LAW E 554 Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic ([2-4]-, max. 12)
Clinical training in legislative and public policy advocacy under supervision of law school faculty. Examines legislative process, drafting, commentary and advocacy, appellate advocacy, and professional responsibility concerns. Supervised practice experience representing public interest with respect to law and technology. Prerequisite: LAW E 553, which may be taken concurrently. Credit/no-credit only.
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LAW E 555 Legislation ([2-5]-, max. 5)
Studies topics related to legislation and the legislative process. Examines the structure and operation of legislative bodies as well as the contemporary debates and laws that surround the process. Considers the theories and canons of statutory construction and interpretation. Introduces the basic techniques of statutory drafting. Offered: W.
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LAW E 556 International Human Rights Clinic ([1-12]-, max. 12)
Interdisciplinary clinical training in international human rights. Includes seminar component on legal issues, practice skills, and reflections on human rights projects. Fieldwork on human rights projects tests, develops, and enhances skills training through real-world human rights practice with cross-campus, U.S., and international partnerships. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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LAW E 557 Human Rights Advocacy Seminar (2-4)
Provides interdisciplinary training in international human rights advocacy. Provides background knowledge and exposure to skills needed to participate effectively in advocacy efforts, including the Interdisciplinary International Human Rights Clinic. Offered: AWSp.
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LAW E 558 Voting Rights Research and the Law (3)
Address two primary topics related to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Sections 2 and 5, and their application today: 1) redistricint and minority representation; and 2) the protection or suppression of the right to vote. Also includes introductory research metods and statistical analysis.
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LAW E 560 Contemporary Muslim Legal Systems Seminar (2-6, max. 6)
Provides a forum for in-depth research of legal developments in nations where governments are trying to establish legal systems that ensure economic development and human rights, while at the same time ensuring that their law respects "Islamic norms.' Prerequisite: LAW B 556. Instructors: Lombardi Offered: A.
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LAW E 561 Critical Race Theory (2-4)
Provides an overview of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and the contrasts between CRT and liberal and conservative analytical frameworks on race and the law. Examines the questions and criticisms raised about CRT, as well as the impact of the field on legal and political discourse.
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LAW E 562 Legal Issues in Museums (4)
Explores the legal issues faced by art and science museums. Topics include copyright/trademark law, how the First Amendment protects controversial exhibits, repatriating Native American remains and cultural artifacts, donor rights, art appraising, wartime looting, and the ongoing debate over stewardship and ownership of the world's natural and cultural resources. Offered: jointly with MUSEUM 562.
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LAW E 566 Innocence Project Northwest Clinic (3-4, max. 12)
Offers students clinical training investigating and litigating claims of actual innocence on behalf of prisoners serving lengthy sentences for serious crimes. Open to second- and third-year students in the JD program.
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LAW E 567 Technology Transfer Law and Policy Seminar (2) O'Connor
Covers the law and policy affecting university and non-profit research commercialization and technology transfer. Focuses on the Bayh-Dole Act, the laws and regulations covering data, copyrightable works, materials, tax exempt issues, employee assignments, and other matters. Offered: W.
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LAW E 568 Indian Law Clinic (4-, max. 12)
Supervised practice component on Indian law practice and procedure and advocacy skills. Provide legal advice, brief services, and representation to low income Indian clients under the direct supervision of a practicing attorney. Client counseling research, negotiation, and community education. Offered: AWSp.
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LAW E 569 Advanced Mediation Practicum (3) Ewalt
Advanced clinical practicum in mediation under the supervision of the faculty and experienced mediators. Students convene and mediate cases referred to the Mediation Clinic from government agencies and other sources. Only for students who have successfully completed the Mediation Clinic LAW B 526, or have other comparable experience. Offered: A.
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LAW E 570 International Economic Relations and Comparative Trade Policy (3/4)
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LAW E 571 LatCrit Theory, Praxis and Community Seminar (2)
This course provides an introduction to the history of Latinas/os and the U.S. legal system and an overview of LatCrit Theory from its origins to its present focus with particular attention on contemporary legal and social issues affecting Latina/o communities.
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LAW E 572 Race and the Law (3-4)
Evaluates the legal regulation of race in the United States. Addresses the racial and legal history of major groups in the United States, including African-Americans, Asian-American, Latinos, Native Americans, and whites, and examines the nexus between law and the construction of race as a concept and locus of identity.
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LAW E 575 Veterans Legal Aid Clinic (3, max. 9)
Students provide legal aid to low income veterans on upgrading military discharges, child support, VA housing programs, correcting criminal convictions, reinstating suspended driver licenses, assistance before VA on overpayments or complex benefits issues. Specialized outreach and service provided to incarcerated veterans, veterans in treatment courts, women veterans and homeless/at-risk veterans.
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LAW E 578 Foundations in American Law tested on the Bar Exam (2-8, max. 8) M. Shaw
Provides LLM students an early start on bar exam preparation. Students review heavily tested areas across several bar exam subject areas while learning test taking strategy for the Essay Multistate and MPT portions of the Washington UBE, NY, or CA bar exams. Offered: WSp.
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LAW E 579 International and Foreign Law Research (2-3)
Overview of international law materials. Examines primary materials in the vernacular and in translations: constitutions, charters, codes, administrative rules, cases, treaties, and other international agreements. Focuses on practice tools such as directories, guides, digests, and proceedings. Prerequisite: LAW A 506 or permission of instructor.
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LAW E 580 Gender Violence and the Law (3-4)
Introduces substantive legal areas including: evidence and rape shield laws; protection orders; civil liability of perpetrators and third-parties, and restorative civil remedies in housing, employment, and education contexts. Looks at national trends and primarily focuses on Washington State Law.
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LAW E 581 Reproductive Rights and Justice Seminar (4) Ainsworth
Provides students with an in-depth study of the constitutional framework governing reproductive rights, as well as critiques of that framework from feminist theorist, those who oppose abortion and contraception, and those whose reproduction and sexuality have been historically marginalized and regulated. Studies different bases in the law for reproductive rights claims, including privacy, equality, and dignity. Offered: A.
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LAW E 582 Information Policy: Domestic and Global (5)
National and international information policy: public and private sector policy in terms of privacy, access, and exploitation; technology infrastructures and policies supporting the information industries. Coverage includes freedom of information privacy, copyright, telecommunications, and emerging technologies.
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LAW E 583 Globalization and the Law (1-6, max. 6)
Focuses on the rise of global law, intersection of national, international, and global law, and the legitimacy of global law.
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LAW E 590 Incarcerated Parents Advocacy Clinic ([4-5]-, max. 9)
Students advocate for incarcerated parents seeking to preserve relationships with children despite incarceration. Supervised by clinic faculty, students represent incarcerated parents in dependency and other court proceedings, working with clients and families to maintain the parent-child relationship. Students develop interviewing and counseling, negotiations, and trial preparation skills. Credit/no-credit only.
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LAW E 591 Non-Profit Organizations Clinic (1-3, max. 3)
Provides students with an opportunity to represent a real client in setting up a non-profit organization and applying for tax-exempt status. Students draft multiple documents such as articles of incorporation, applications for tax-exempt status, and client communications. Credit/no-credit only.
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LAW E 592 Federal Appellate Advocacy (1-6, max. 6)
Representation of an otherwise pro se litigant in an appeal in the Ninth Circuit. Preparation of the opening and reply brief and conduct the oral argument. Requires substantial research, multiple drafts, and painstaking familiarity with the record. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Credit/no-credit only.
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LAW E 594 Regulatory Environmental Law and Policy ([1-12]-, max. 12)
Examines the applied and theoretical dimensions of environmental rule-making, with particular emphasis on the development of an administrative record. Students prepare written comments on pending rules proposed by governmental agencies. Prerequisite: either LAW A 527 or LAW B 585; LAW A 509, which may be taken concurrently. Credit/no-credit only.
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LAW E 595 Animal Law (3)
Examines substantive law and procedure, specific cases, legislation, and background societal mores that force an evolution and backlash in the level of jurisprudential and legislative comfort with new ways of seeing and speaking about animals other than humans. Offered: WSp.
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LAW E 596 Wildlife Law Seminar (3) Anderson, Knudsen
Covers the basic issues involved in the law of fish and wildlife management. Topics include the relationship between property and wildlife, federalism issues, and international regulatory regimes.
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LAW E 597 Global Warming and Justice Seminar (4) Rodgers
Explores case studies (worldwide but with an emphasis on indigenous peoples) addressing multiple legal responses to the consequences of climate change. Explores remedies under U.S. and international law. Offered: WSp.
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LAW E 598 Climate Change Law (3-4) Rodgers
Develops student understanding of the consequences of anticipated climate change across a spectrum of issues that include human health, the Earth, and its oceans. Covers the practice of agriculture, revised energy futures, legislative responses to climate change, and local, state, regional, and tribal efforts to address it. Offered: Sp.
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LAW E 599 Legislative Advocacy Clinic (2-6, max. 15)
Clinical training in legislative and public policy advocacy. Topics include the legislative process, drafting commentary, advocacy, building a legislative agenda, working with coalitions, and ethics. Direct work with non-profit and other organizations advocating in the state legislature to develop and move legislation as well as respond to proposed legislation. Prerequisite: LAW A 579. Offered: AWSp.
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