Law

Courses

LAW 550S Torts 3.0-5.0 Credits

This course examines the general theories of civil liability for injuries to persons or property. Topics include liability for intentional misconduct, an introduction to the law of negligence, and a strict liability as well as defenses to claims of tort liability.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 552S Contracts 3.0-5.0 Credits

This course examines the enforcement of promises and bargains. Topics include contract formation, the doctrine of consideration, formalities including the Statute of Frauds and the parol evidence rule, performance and breach, defenses, remedies.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 554S Civil Procedure 3.0-5.0 Credits

This course examines the civil litigation process with an emphasis on the federal courts. Topics include remedies, pleadings, pre-trial motion practice, discovery, motions for summary judgment, trial procedure, appellate review, and issue and claim preclusion.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 556S Property 3.0-5.0 Credits

This course examines the basic elements of the law of real and personal property. Topics include ownership and possession of property, gifts, the rights of bona fide purchasers, adverse possession, estates and future interests in real property, and co-ownership and concurrent interests.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 558S Criminal Law 3.0-5.0 Credits

This course examines the principles that underlie liability for criminal conduct. Topics include the definition of crimes and the principles of punishment, the required acts and mental states necessary for liability, and defenses to and justifications for conduct. Specific crimes will be discussed including conspiracy and intentional murder and manslaughter.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 560S Constitutional Law 3.0-5.0 Credits

This course examines the basic issues in federal constitutional law. Topics include the role of the courts in interpretation of the Constitution, the scope of legislative and executive powers, the limitation of the powers of state and local governments, and an introduction to concepts of equal protection.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 565S Legal Methods I 2.0-4.0 Credits

This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of predictive writing and legal research, including LEXIS and Westlaw training.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 566S Legal Methods II 2.0-4.0 Credits

This course continues Legal Methods I. Students will learn additional legal research skills and will be introduced to persuasive writing techniques.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 565S

LAW 568S Intro to Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiations 1.0 Credit

This course develops the practical lawyering skills of interviewing and counseling. Students will also be introduced to negotiation theory and practice.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 570S Special Topics 1L Elective 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course covers the elective menu from which first-year students will be required to choose one course. Specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 576S Special Topics in Law 1.0-5.0 Credit

This course covers topics of current interest to faculty and students; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 8 credits

LAW 577S Special Topics in Law 1.0-5.0 Credit

This course covers topics of current interest to faculty and students; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 8 credits

LAW 578S Special Topics in Law 1.0-5.0 Credit

This course covers topics of current interest to faculty and students; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 8 credits

LAW 579S Special Topics in Law 1.0-5.0 Credit

This course covers topics of current interest to faculty and students; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 8 credits

LAW 580S Special Topics in Legal Studies 1.0-5.0 Credit

This course number will be used for special topics offerings within the Master of Legal Studies program.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CHCC or major is CNCA or major is LSTU.

LAW 600S Constitutional Law II 3.0 Credits

This course covers issues in substantive and procedural due process and equal protection under the law. It also introduces issues related to personal rights, as embodied by the First Amendment.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 602S First Amendment 3.0-4.0 Credits

This course examines speech and religion clauses of the First Amendment. It considers the philosophical and historical foundation of free expression; analytical problems in First Amendment jurisprudence; and the relationships between free exercise of religion and the separation of church and state.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 603S Media Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course will consider media law and the practical implications of representing media clients. Topics will include: who is “the media” in a digital age; statutory and constitutional protections; prior restraints and criminal liability; civil liability arising out of publication (including defamation and other tort liability); problems of newsgathering; reporter’s privilege; and advising the media client.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 604S Advanced Constitutional Law 3.0-4.0 Credits

This course takes an in depth look at individual rights under the Constitution with a particular emphasis on substantive and procedural due process and equal protection under the law.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 606S Civil Rights Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course explores the principles of civil rights law and practice. It will also review both the history and current development of this area of law.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 608S Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Lit Sem 1.0-2.0 Credit

This is the required companion course for students participating in the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. It is designed to prepare law students to teach constitutional law in local high schools and to supervise these high school students as they compete in regional and national constitutional moot court competitions.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 610S Reproductive Rights Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

Reproductive rights have been a central and sometimes divisive topic in our country's recent history. This seminar will explore the legal regulation of human reproduction through caselaw and a variety of theoretical frameworks. It will consider constitutional, bioethical, moral, religious, and social issues around birth control, abortion, cloning, and embryonic selection.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 611S Sex, Gender, & the Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course will explore the law and theory of sex and gender. Looking to a wide variety of legal doctrines and theorists, students will gain an understanding of how the law was developed, where it is going, and what it should be. The course will also address other identity characteristics and how they intersect with sex and gender.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 612S Sexual Orientation and the Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

The course will focus on the interaction between sexual orientation and the law. Students will study how the transformation of social attitudes around sexual orientation plays out in various doctrinal areas.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 614S Supreme Court Seminar 3.0 Credits

This seminar will introduce students to the history and function of the United States Supreme Court. Students will study several active cases, draft simulated Supreme Court opinions, and practice oral argument. Where possible, students will actually attend one day of Supreme Court argument.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 619S Special Topics in Law 1.0-5.0 Credit

This course covers topics of current interest to faculty and students; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 8 credits

LAW 620S Administrative Law 3.0-4.0 Credits

This course studies the law governing administrative agencies in the task of carrying out governmental programs; interrelations of legislative, executive and judicial agencies in development of public policy; decision-making processes and internal procedures of administrative agencies, and legislative, executive, and judicial controls on them.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 621S Federal Courts 3.0 Credits

This course considers the constitutional, statutory, and judicial rules that determine whether a case is tried in state or federal court.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 622S Employment Discrimination 3.0 Credits

This course studies the federal and state statutes and case law that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, and sexual orientation. This course covers substantially different material than Employment Law and students may productively take both courses.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 623S Election Law 3.0-4.0 Credits

This course considers the ways in which state and federal law regulate elections and the political process. Students will gain a perspective on both practical aspects of election regulation and the power relationships that motivate these rules.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 624S Environmental Law 3.0 Credits

This course surveys the federal and state statutes and regulatory programs which attempt to limit water pollution, air pollution, environmental degradation, species extinction, hazardous waste, and chemical regulation problems.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 626S Animal Law 2.0 Credits

This course will encourage students to consider the philosophical and jurisprudential bases for the current status of animals in our legal system. The course will examine both the history of, and future trends regarding, that status.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 628S Civil Litigation Remedies 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course will help students gain an understanding of the law and policies relating to equitable remedies (specific performance and injunctions), damages at common law (compensatory and punitive damages), and restitution.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 630S Class Actions/Other Complex Litigation 3.0 Credits

This course is an overview of class action theory and practice. Special attention will be given to class certification, notice, and settlement. The course will also address other issues in complex litigation.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 632S Conflict of Laws 3.0 Credits

The course focuses on cases involving multi-jurisdictional elements. Three primary areas are covered: choice of the law approaches; enforcement in a forum of judgments rendered in another state; and jurisdiction over an out-of-state party. Both relationships among American states and issues involving state and federal law are addressed.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 634S Evidence 3.0-4.0 Credits

This course studies the law governing proof of disputed factual matters in criminal and civil trials, including issues of relevancy, competency, hearsay, and other exclusionary rules, and the privilege of witnesses.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 636S Legislation 2.0-4.0 Credits

This course examines theories of legislative behavior, beginning with an examination of the process by which statutes are generated. It then considers theories of representation and interpretation and their implications for issues that arise in the implementation of statutes.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 637S Advanced Evidence 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course will provide in-depth investigation of evidentiary issues relevant to trial lawyers.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 634S [Min Grade: D]

LAW 638S State and Local Government Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course examines state and local governments, their role in setting public policy, and the interrelationship between them. Areas to be explored may include forms and structures of state and local governments, selection of public services, taxing and spending powers, home rule, zoning law, and general powers and immunities.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 640S Education Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course will cover constitutional and statutory law and policy issues relating to public schools, including rights of parents, teachers and students, school discipline, religion, speech, discrimination, and disability rights.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 642S Special Education Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This class considers the law governing education of students with disabilities, with a particular focus on the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Students will study the evaluation and planning process, procedural due process provisions, substantive issues such as use of least restrictive environment and school discipline, and remedies under the law.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 643S Children and the Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course examines the relationship between children, family and the state.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 644S Family Law 3.0-4.0 Credits

This course will examine the legal and policy issues relating to the family. Topics will include marriage, including barrier to marriage and the legal relationships between spouses; parents and children; divorce and its incidents, including child support and custody, and jurisdictional issues.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 646S Mediation and Arbitration 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course explores the theory, practice and law of mediation and arbitration, with an emphasis on the roles lawyers play in these processes. The course will include simulated mediations and arbitrations to foster a deeper understanding of the material and to develop lawyering skills in resolving disputes without litigation.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 648S Representing the Regulated Client 2.0 Credits

Using a practical approach, this course will cover the complex issues involved in representing clients who are subject to administrative regulation. Although it addresses issues relevant to a wide variety of regulated clients, it will have a particular focus on environmental regulation matters.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 650S Regulation Seminar 2.0-3.0 Credits

This seminar considers why we regulate and ways in which to make existing regulation more effective. Students review and critique the dominant economic regulation paradigm as well as other theories of regulation based on mortality and risk. It concludes with an investigation of the role of politics in regulation.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 652S Pennsylvania Practice 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course explores unique issues related to civil litigation in Pennsylvania.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 653S Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Seminar 1.0 Credit

The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Seminar will meet once a week, allowing participants in the Clinic to discuss various issues they encounter in their work in a seminar setting.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 2 credits
Prerequisites: LAW 713S
Corequisite: LAW 924S

LAW 654S Lawyering Practice Seminar 2.0 Credits

This seminar focuses on learning from experiences, both in the Co-op and in later professional practice. Students will study the roles being played by lawyers and the institutions where lawyers work. They will discuss their fieldwork experiences, make formal class presentations, and listen to practicing attorneys. Enrollment is by permission only.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 655S Lawyering Practice Seminar II 1.0 Credit

This is a professionalism course designed to support students' second co-op experience as they continue to build skills and develop professional identity. Students will continue to focus on the study of lawyers and their roles and obligations within the context of their co-op and later professional practice. Course meetings will revolve around student presentations, engagement with practicing attorneys and developing a professional development plan and personal writing portfolio.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 654S

LAW 656S Justice Lawyering Sem 1.0-3.0 Credit

This course, which is a co-requisite of the field clinics, is a critical look at law and social justice.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 3 credits

LAW 658S Labor Law 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on the laws governing collective bargaining by unions and employees, and the laws regularity the relationship between individuals and their unions.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 660S E-Discovery & Digital Evidence 2.0 Credits

This course intends to prepare law students for modern-day litigation practice, which has become increasingly dependent on the understanding and use of technology. Doctrinally, this course covers the identification, preservation, collection, review, and production of electronically stored information (“ESI”) in civil litigation. Practically, this course covers the organization, use and presentation of ESI from the very beginning of the case through trial preparation.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 669S Special Topics in Law 1.0-5.0 Credit

This course covers topics of current interest to faculty and students; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 8 credits

LAW 670S Criminal Procedure: Investigations 3.0 Credits

This course considers the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable search and seizure, the Fifth Amendment's right to Due Process and against compulsory self-incriminations, and the Sixth Amendment's right to counsel, all with particular emphasis on the application of these constitutional provisions within the context of criminal investigation.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 671S Criminal Procedure: Prosecution & Adjudication 3.0 Credits

This course will study the basic rules of criminal procedure, beginning with the institution of formal proceedings. It will emphasize prosecutorial discretion, preliminary hearings, the grand jury, criminal discovery, guilty pleas and plea bargaining, jury selection, pretrial publicity, double jeopardy, the right to counsel, and pretrial release and sentencing.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 672S Sentencing Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course examines theories of sentencing, sentencing regimes, use of guidelines, and constitutional limits on sentencing.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 673S Crime and Community 2.0 Credits

In this course, students will study how various communities are affected by crime and criminal justice policies. Issues that may be considered include the war on drugs, large-scale incarceration, and sexual offender regulations.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is LAW.

LAW 674S Health Care Fraud and Abuse 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course examines the major federal and state legislation for providers who seek reimbursement under governmentally funded health care programs including the Medicare and Medicaid Anti-Kickback statute, the False Claims Act, and the Stark I and Stark II legislation and regulations.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 675S Federal Criminal Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This is a broad survey course on current federal criminal law and practice. Students will become familiar with a wide range of federal criminal statutes, theories of criminal liability and culpability, federal sentencing law, federal jurisdictional issues, and federal practice from the investigative through trial stages.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 676S White Collar Crime 2.0-3.0 Credits

This class will present an overview of white collar criminal litigation. The course will emphasize federal law and focus on liability for corporations and corporate executives, fraud, obstruction of justice, and related matters.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 678S Juvenile Justice Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course will conduct an in-depth study of juvenile justice jurisprudence, doctrine, and policy in the United States. It will consider particular constitutional issues as they relate to children in the juvenile justice system. It will also consider the major differences between the criminal justice and the juvenile justice systems.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 680S Death Penalty Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course will focus on the substantive and procedural issues presented in cases where prosecutors seek the death penalty. It will also consider the legal issues arising in collateral challenges to death sentences, particularly through the Federal habeas corpus process.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 682S Criminal & Civil Rights Litigation Strategies 2.0 Credits

This advanced litigation course is designed to train students in how to create a strategy for handling a criminal or civil rights matter. Students will begin with substantial factual material. With this base, they will move through the processes of developing a case theory, designing an investigation and discovery strategy, targeting relevant court motions, and preparation of the case for trial.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 670S [Min Grade: D] and LAW 634S [Min Grade: D]

LAW 699S Special Topics in Law 1.0-5.0 Credit

This course covers topics of current interest to faculty and students; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 8 credits

LAW 700S Business Organizations 3.0-4.0 Credits

This class studies the legal attributes of corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. It examines the rights, duties and liabilities of managers, owners, and agents. It also focuses on formation issues, operational powers and fundamental changes in business forms such as dissolution, merger, or acquisition.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 701S Federal Income Tax 3.0-4.0 Credits

This course is intended to give students an understanding of the fundamental legal and policy concepts underlying the federal individual income tax. The course will focus on the statutory framework of U.S. tax laws, particular judicial authorities, and selected Treasury Department regulations and rulings.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 702S Enterprise Tax 3.0-4.0 Credits

This course will survey the differing federal income tax treatments of the various forms of business and investment activities, including both corporations and partnerships.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 701S

LAW 703S Law and Entrepreneurship 3.0 Credits

This course will examine the entrepreneurial process and the role of law in entrepreneurship. In context of a start-up formation, the course will consider intellectual property, tax, and employment law, business regulation, and the formation and financing process. Students will develop a basic understanding of the substantive legal regimes affecting these areas and assess the impact of these regimes on entrepreneurial activity and economic growth.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 706S Secured Transactions 3.0 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the law governing contractually created interest on personal property used to secure payment or performance of obligations. Students will study the creation, perfection, priority, and enforcement of security interests in personal property under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 708S Payment Systems 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the student to the law of negotiable instruments, primarily checks and promissory notes. The course focuses on Articles 3 (Negotiable Instruments) and 4 (Bank Deposits and Collections) of the Uniform Commercial Code.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 710S Bankruptcy 3.0-4.0 Credits

This course will examine both state law remedies and priorities and the federal Bankruptcy Code. Topics will include elements common to all bankruptcies, as well as Chapter 7 liquidations in the consumer context, and Chapter 8 and 13 wage-earner payout plans.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 711S Sales 3.0 Credits

This course reviews contract formation issues from the perspective of Uniform Commercial Code Article 2 and focuses on significant commercial contractual issues such as formation, performance (delivery and payment), title to goods, third party rights, warranty, and remedies.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 712S Private Equity and Venture Capital Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course examines the legal and financial aspects of venture capital and private equity transactions. Subjects include venture capital financing, leveraged buyout transactions, management equity incentive structures, and related tax topics. Students will also be introduced to the venture capital and private equity fund industry.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 700S

LAW 713S Transactional Lawyering 4.0-5.0 Credits

This hands-on skills course places students in the role of dealmakers. Students must anticipate legal problems and create agreements that avoid those pitfalls.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 714S Securities Regulation 3.0 Credits

This course examines securities market regulation, including registration, exemption, and remedies under the Securities Act of 1933; reporting and accounting standards under the 1934 Act; the proxy system; and the regulation of broker-dealers, specialists, and self-regulatory organizations.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 716S Antitrust 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on antitrust law, with emphasis on how modern technology might challenge traditional antitrust principles. Topics include Rules of Reason vs. per se analysis, monopolies, mergers, joint ventures, tying arrangements, exclusive dealing, predatory pricing, and other business behaviors that have arisen in a variety of industries and markets.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 718S E-Commerce 2.0-3.0 Credits

The advent of the Internet and the integration of electronic technologies into business has had an enormous impact on the way that commerce is carried out. This course will examine the legal challenges faced by businesses as they as they migrate to an electronic environment, and the extent to which the law must adapt to the changing landscape.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 722S Employment Law 3.0 Credits

This course studies the law regulating the employer-employee relationship. Topics include the process of establishing employment, and its terms; employers legal obligation to employees; termination; and compliance with existing regulatory regime.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 723S Employment Law: A Drafting Approach 3.0 Credits

This course studies the law regulating the employer-employee relationship. Topics include the process of establishing employment, and its terms; employers’ legal obligations to employees; termination of the employee relationship; and compliance with the existing employment regulatory regimes. The course curriculum will incorporate significant employment-related drafting exercises.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 724S Nonprofit Organizations 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course will provide an overview of the legal environment of nonprofit organizations. Emphasis will be upon examining the law as it affects various aspects of nonprofits including incorporation, governance, fundraising and solicitation, employment, political activities, and tax status. Students will learn how the law regulates and structures nonprofit entities.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 726S Sports Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course will involve application of various legal doctrines (including contracts, labor, antitrust, intellectual property, tax, torts, remedies, arbitration and constitutional law) to a broad range of sports-related activities.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 728S Entertainment Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

The course will provide an overview of legal issues arising in the entertainment industry. Topics include acquisition of rights, talent agreements, project financing and structures, and distributor and licensing agreements. The course will also survey contracts, business organizations, securities, labor, copyright, trademark and rights of privacy/publicity law impacting the entertainment industry.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 731S Workers Compensation 2.0 Credits

This course will address the history, statutory construction, and evolving nature of workers compensation law.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 733S Employee Benefits Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course considers the legal, economic, and social welfare aspects of benefits provided through an individual’s ties to the employment market. The course will consider mandatory benefit regimes in which all employers and employees must participate, such as Social Security and Medicare; and voluntary benefit programs, which employers may choose to adopt or not adopt for their employees.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 738S Business Law Practicum 4.0 Credits

This simulation class is the capstone of the Business Law concentration. Students will form teams to provide advice to various "clients," engaging in client meetings and presentations, document review, and drafting and negotiation. Simulations will be supplemented by classroom reflective discussion. Enrollment by permission of the concentration director only.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 739S Special Topics in Law 1.0-5.0 Credit

This course covers topics of current interest to faculty and students; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 8 credits

LAW 740S Trusts and Estates 3.0-4.0 Credits

This course will survey the law of gratuitous transfers and inheritance. The class will cover the creation, execution, alteration and interpretation of wills as well as the creation, revocation and interpretation of trusts and trust instruments of various types.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 742S Real Estate Transactions 2.0-3.0 Credits

This upper-level property course studies the legal aspects of residential and commercial real estate sales, development and finance.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 744S Housing and Urban Development Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course will examine the history, law and policy of housing and urban development in the United States. Topics to be covered include: federal housing subsidies and laws; suburbanization, housing finance and the growth of the mortgage industry; attempts at desegregation; and the rise of homelessness.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 746S Land Use Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course studies the principal methods of public control of private land use. It will consider issues relating to nuisance, eminent domain, taxation and zoning.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 748S Bioproperty 3.0 Credits

This seminar will examine how the law has enabled property in living organisms, including plants, animals, and people. Drawing upon case law, property theory, and multi-disciplinary commodification scholarship, participants will explore topics such as bioprospecting, frozen human embryos, patents in genetically engineered plants and animals, and markets in human organs.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 760S Copyright 3.0 Credits

This course surveys the law of copyright. Topics to be discussed include the subject matter of copyright; ownership and transfer of copyrights; the rights afforded to copyright owners; duration of copyright rights; infringement; and remedies. Related areas of law such as author's moral rights, unfair competition, and contractual protection.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 761S Patents 3.0 Credits

This course provides an introduction to patent law, focusing upon the requirements of patentability (patentable subject matter, utility, novelty and non-obviousness), infringement, and defenses to infringement. Other topics include the economics of information and innovation competition, claims drafting, licensing, patent misuse and antitrust violations.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 762S Patent Prosecution 2.0 Credits

This course focuses on drafting patents, strategy and tactics before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and standards for patentability in the context of business effectiveness and ethical requirements.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 761S

LAW 763S Patent Litigation & Strategy 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course will delve more deeply into the questions of patentability, infringement, licenses, and assignments. Also, it will focus on the special aspects of patent litigation arising from its technical nature.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 761S

LAW 764S Trademarks & Unfair Competition 3.0 Credits

This course analyzes the law of unfair commercial practices. It covers trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress, infringement, interference with contractual relationships, appropriation of intellectual property created by another, defamation, disparagement, false advertising, unfair methods of competition, unfair or deceptive acts or practices, and remedies.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 765S Essentials of Intellectual Property Law 3.0 Credits

The purpose of this course is to prove an overview of intellectual property for those preparing to be civil or criminal attorneys who do not specialize in the field. Over the past century, the creation of new solutions and content has become a primary foundation of the U.S. economy. As such, it has become integral to the practice of business law. Some types of protection, including anti-hacking legislation, trade secrets, copyright, and trademark law, are becoming increasingly import in criminal law as well. Those interested in technology and business law will benefit from this foundational course that outlines the basics of intellectual property law.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 768S Internet Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course addresses a variety of legal issues that relate to the Internet. Areas covered include intellectual property, electronic privacy, constitutional rights, and commercial law issues.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 778S Intellectual Property Law Prac 3.0-4.0 Credits

This simulation class is the capstone of the IP Law concentration. Students will form teams to provide advice to various "clients," engaging in client meetings and presentations, document review, and drafting and negotiation. Simulations will be supplemented by classroom reflective discussion. Enrollment by permission of the concentration director only.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 779S Special Topics in Law 1.0-5.0 Credit

This course covers topics of current interest to faculty and students; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 8 credits

LAW 780S Health Law I: Reg Qual Access 3.0 Credits

This course examines all aspects of medical errors and quality in health care, including malpractice suits, licensing, staff privileging of doctors, and current regulatory approaches. It will also look at issues of patient rights and autonomy, including consent, medical information, clinical research, and issues in death and dying.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 781S Health Law II: Regul Cost Access 3.0 Credits

This course examines the history of the American health care system and will consider the tensions between costs and the access to care. Topics will include the federal Medicare and Medicaid systems, cost controls through health insurance and federal regulation, antitrust issues, ERISA, EMTALA, and other federal regulatory regimes.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 782S Health Policy Colloquium 2.0 Credits

This course will use case studies to examine regulatory choices in health care. The course will first examine the tools available to regulators in the U.S. health care system. The course will then consider regulatory strategies that a regulator might consider to handle several case studies.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 780S

LAW 783S Bioethics 2.0-3.0 Credits

This class explores the legal and ethical issues surrounding the development of new biological technologies. Topics may include the research bioethics, assisted reproductive technology, genetics, issues surrounding death and dying, and organ transplantation.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 784S Health Care Finance 2.0-3.0 Credits

This class will consider basic economic concepts related to health care finance and private insurance.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 786S Products Liability 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on the theories and scope of liability arising from the distribution and sale of harm-producing products. Topics include concepts of defectiveness, design problems, duty to warn and problems with causation.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 788S Law of Medical Malpractice 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course covers medical liability issues arising from the treatment relationship between health care providers and their patients. Topics include the history of the medical malpractice tort, its evolution as a "crisis," informed consent, the framework for a medical malpractice lawsuit, and an analysis of proposals for medical malpractice reforms.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 790S Toxic Torts 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course will consist of an in-depth study of mass tort litigation of all kinds, at both the state and federal level, focusing primarily on the manufacture and distribution of defective and toxic products and pharmaceuticals. Class actions will be studied as a remedial tool.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 791S Regulating Patient Safety 2.0-3.0 Credits

This seminar will look at the problem of medical errors in American health care, the emerging Patient Safety movement, and regulatory strategies for reducing errors and improving quality in hospitals, drug delivery systems, and physician office practices.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 792S Food and Drug Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course considers the federal regulation of products subject to FDA jurisdiction, including food, human prescription and nonprescription drugs, animal feed and drugs, biologics and blood products, medical devices, and cosmetics. The course examines the public policy choices underlying the substantive law, FDA enforcement power, and agency practice and procedure.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 793S Mental Health Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course introduces students to the legal doctrine related to the treatment and right of people with mental illness. It will also consider the role of mental health professionals in the functioning of law.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 794S Advanced Torts 2.0-3.0 Credits

Advanced Torts will cover areas of tort law particularly relevant to business, including tortious interference with contract, commercial defamation, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud, and spoliation liability.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 796S Insurance Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course will survey the basic types of individual and corporate insurance policies, legal principles of insurance law and the role insurance plays in society. Topics may include insurance industry regulation, policy structure, risk management and interpretation, insurance marketing, insurance intermediaries, claims, and potential insurer defenses.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 798S Health Law Practicum 4.0 Credits

This simulation class is the capstone of the Health Law concentration. Students will form teams to provide advice to various "clients," engaging in client meetings and presentations, document review, and drafting and negotiation. Simulations will be supplemented by classroom reflective discussion. Enrollment by permission of the concentration director only.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 780S and LAW 781S

LAW 799S Special Topics in Law 1.0-5.0 Credit

This course covers topics of current interest to faculty and students; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 8 credits

LAW 800S Independent Study 1.0-6.0 Credit

This course will allow students to engage in independent legal research and writing under the supervision of a full-time faculty member.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 6 credits

LAW 801S Student-Faculty Colloquium 1.0-6.0 Credit

This course will allow students and faculty to engage in scholarly discussion on select topics in law.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 6 credits

LAW 810S Adv Probs in Mental Hlth Law 2.0 Credits

The goal of this seminar is to identify and challenge commonly accpeted principles or precedents in mental health law. Students will be responsible for choosing, presenting, and leading a discussion on an issue of their choice.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 811S Expert Witnesses 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course will examine the legal, policy, and practice considerations relating to the use of expert witnesses in civil and criminal cases. The course will examine the various roles of expert witnesses in civil and criminal cases, the rules of evidence that govern the recognition of experts and admissibility of expert testimony, techniques for effective direct examination and cross-examination of experts, and the ethical guidelines most relevant to expert testimony. This course will emphasize how attorneys can work effectively with experts (across disciplines) in the context of litigation.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 812S Behavioral Science Applications to the Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This seminar is designed to inform law students and selected doctoral students in psychology about the usefulness of social science information in the practice and scholarship of law while at the same time indicating the problems and pitfalls of using such information particularly at the appellate level. Thus, this seminar explores the interplay and conflict between law and psychology and the many ways in which social science research can or should have an influence on legal decision making.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 819S Transactional Competition Team 1.0-6.0 Credit

This course is restricted to students who have been approved by the instructor to participate as team members in a transactional lawyering competition approved by the instructor, such as the Transactional LawMeet®. Students are required to participate fully as a team member and to compete effectively in the selected competition under the supervision of the instructor or a senior practitioner selected by the instructor to serve as the team’s coach.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 18 credits
Prerequisites: LAW 713S [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

LAW 820S Immigration Law 3.0-4.0 Credits

This course covers issues in immigration law including inadmissibility and deportability, relief from removal, asylum and refugee status, citizenship, nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, and administrative and judicial review.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 821S European Union Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course will cover an analysis of the Treaty of Rome and other relevant legal instruments and the major institutions and characteristics of European Union law, including basic freedoms of the treaty (free movement of persons, goods, services, and capital), the Commission, the European Parliament, the European Council, the Council of the European Union, and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 822S Comparative Constitutional Law 2.0-4.0 Credits

Focusing on constitutional structure and law in a variety of countries, this course will address comparative approaches to issues as judicial review, judicial appointment, separation of powers, federalism, and fundamental rights. The course will also explore fundamental, underlying questions about the nature of constitutions and constitutionalism, processes of constitution design, political constraints on constitutional rights and constitutional courts, and constitutional culture.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 823S Chinese Law 2.0 Credits

This seminar will focus on the legal history and comtemporary law of China. Subjects to be discussed include the Chinese legislative process and judicial system, recent developments in several areas of law, and the challendges that exist in reforming the current court system.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 824S International Law 3.0-4.0 Credits

This course will examine the nature and sources of international law; international organizations, including the United Nations and the International Court of Justice; and the developing law of human rights. Other topics include the role of international law in the United States courts; the law relating to the use of military force; and international trade law.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 826S Refugee and Asylum Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course explores the treatment of foreign refugees and political asylees, with particular emphasis on relevant statutes, regulations and treaties.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 827S Immigration Litigation 2.0 Credits

The course will focus on handling cases before the immigration court. Beginning with an overview of the immigration court system and pertinent parts of immigration law, this course will also examine grounds of removal and of inadmissibility, bond motions, grounds to challenge the Notice to Appear, three of the most common forms of relief, adjustment of status and fear of return to home country. The course will be geared to a practical handling of these problems, but with a firm grounding in the legal authorities.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 828S International Business Trans 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course examines the legal framework of private international business transactions including: sales of goods and services, foreign investment, technology transfer and government regulation.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 829S Special Topics in Law 1.0-5.0 Credit

This seminar covers topics of current interest to faculty and students; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 8 credits

LAW 830S Professional Responsibility 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course will examine the ethical duties of lawyers toward clients, courts, and society. The course emphasizes the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the Model Code of Professional Responsibility, and relevant case law. Topics covered include confidentiality, conflicts of interest, competence, fee arrangements, and the unauthorized practice of law.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 832S Contract Theory Seminar 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course is designed to get students thinking more creatively and deeply about the ideas animating contract law and policy. While the first-year Contracts course is about mastering the technical aspects and doctrines of contract law, this course is about taking those skills to another level. The overarching course goal is to consider and discuss the ideas which undergird and give life to contract law. The course will cover the basics of contract theory, surveying some different ideas about “the grand unifying theme of contract,” examining the strengths and weaknesses of these different ideas and theories of particular doctrines in contract law (this could include consideration, promissory estoppel, efficient breach, and/or special problems of form contracts).

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 833S Race and the Law 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course considers the role of race in American law and examines the role of law in constructing notions of race.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 834S Jurisprudence 3.0 Credits

This course addresses essential questions about the nature of law and its role in society. What is law? What is its source of legitimacy? How does it function? Readings will consider major texts in Western jurisprudential philosophy.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 836S Legal History 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course surveys Anglo-American legal history from the origins of the common law through the 20th century. The course will focus on the development of both legal institutions and substantive law.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 838S Foundations of Legal Analysis 2.0 Credits

This course is designed to develop and refine the skills necessary for legal analysis and writing. The course will be taught using a hands-on, experiential approach largely driven by written classroom exercises and written assignments submitted for evaluation and feedback by faculty. The course is based on three principles: varied and frequent writing practice; faculty feedback on written assignments; and analysis of writing models.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 840S Literature and The Law Seminar 2.0-3.0 Credits

This seminar will explore the role of law, legal institutions, and legal actors in literature. It will also consider the ways in which literature and literary theory can be used in practice.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 842S Law and Mind Sciences 2.0-3.0 Credits

Much of law and legal theory is based on commonsense assumptions about human behavior: criminals are evil; contracting parties act freely and with full knowledge; and workplace discrimination results from conscious prejudice. This seminar will explore evidence from social psychology, social cognition, cognitive neuroscience, and related fields that challenges these and similar conceptions.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 844S Law and Social Movements 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course studies the various ways in which law succeeds - or fails - to bring about changes in the allocation of rights to groups and individuals. The class will focus on particular legal and social change movements, considering the effectiveness of strategies such as litigation and law reform.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 846S Law and Economics 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course examines the law through the economist's lens. We will see whether a cohesive economic theory can be applied to explain the law, and examine the efficiency of current legal provisions. Students will gain an understanding of the economic rationale - or lack thereof - that underlies the law.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 848S Courts and Public Policy 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course explores how public policy is created, interpreted, and implemented through various governing agencies including courts, legislatures, administrative agencies, and "street-level" bureaucrats. Readings will examine the practical concerns about the capacity and competence of these different institutions to make and enforce lasws. The course will engage theoretical questions, considering both the powers and limitations of courts in a democratic society.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 849S Special Topics in Law 1.0-5.0 Credit

This seminar covers topics of current interest to faculty and students; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 8 credits

LAW 870S Business Law Legal Research 1.0-2.0 Credit

This course covers business law-related resources, in both print and electronic format, including primary and secondary sources; company information and demographics; SEC and tax information and documents; and current awareness tools. Students will learn how to locate, use and evaluate these resources.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 565S and LAW 566S

LAW 871S Intellectual Property Legal Research 1.0-2.0 Credit

The goal of this course is to provide students with grounding in the materials essential to performing introductory intellectual project research, enabling them to complete complex IP research assignments, whether for coursework or practice. Classes will contain an overview of research tools, explanations on how to use them effectively and assignments demonstrating their proper use. This course will augment current and furture IP course offerings.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 565S and LAW 566S

LAW 872S Health Law Legal Research 1.0-2.0 Credit

The goal of this course is to provide students with the tools necessary to perform effective legal research in all areas of health care law. Students will learn how to use electronic and print resources and techniques to research health law statutes, legislative history, case law, regulations, and literature, as well as medical and health sciences information. Overviews and explanations of research tools and sources will be given.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 565S and LAW 566S

LAW 873S Foreign and International Legal Research 1.0-2.0 Credit

This class will give students a working knowledge of research methods, in traditional print sources and in electronic formats, for conducting research in the laws of foreign countries and international law.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 565S and LAW 566S

LAW 874S Pennsylvania Legal Research 1.0 Credit

In this course, students will become familiar with Pennsylvania primary resources (including cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, etc.) and Pennsylvania secondary legal resources (including practice guides, treatises, and CLE materials.) The class will cover all available resources, including print resources, free electronic resources, and subscription database resources. Grading is Credit/No Credit.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 565S [Min Grade: D] and LAW 566S [Min Grade: D]

LAW 876S Tax Law Legal Research 1.0-2.0 Credit

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the concepts of tax research and the sources of tax authority. The learning outcomes for this class include giving students familiarity with statutory interpretation and legislative history, regulations, administrative decisions and letter rulings, case law, and secondary sources on tax law. There will also be discussion of the authoritative weight of various types of tax materials. The course focuses on Federal tax law, but includes an overview of state tax research—with an emphasis on Pennsylvania law—as well as international tax research.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 565S [Min Grade: D] and LAW 566S [Min Grade: D]

LAW 877S Criminal Law Legal Research 1.0-2.0 Credit

This course covers basic criminal law research resources, in both print and electronic formats. Main topics include the following: primary and secondary resources of criminal law and procedure; interdisciplinary research; criminal law reports and statistics; and current awareness resources. This class covers both federal and state criminal law resources.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 565S [Min Grade: D] and LAW 566S [Min Grade: D]

LAW 880S Advanced Legal Research 1.0-2.0 Credit

This course provides students a thorough grounding in the research skills needed by today's lawyers. Students will learn how to use advanced electronic and print resources and techniques to research case law, statutes, legislative histories, administrative law, and other practice-based research tools.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 882S Litigation Drafting 2.0 Credits

This course explores technical and strategic issues in the drafting of litigation documents such as complaints, answers, written discovery, motions, affidavits, discovery schedules, pretrial orders, jury instructions, releases and correspondence. Students will complete a number of drafting assignments in and out of class.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 884S Contract Drafting 2.0 Credits

In this course, students will develop basic skills needed to draft and revise contracts. Through a variety of writing assignments, students will learn the component parts of typical contracts and their purpose, as well as the ways in which the substantive content can be customized to satisfy a particular client's needs and concerns. This involves translating deal points into contract concepts, as well as revising legal boilerplate to enhance and protect their client’s interests. The course is designed to be helpful for students who plan to be litigators, as well as students who plan to do transactional work.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 886S Writing Strategies for the Bar 2.0 Credits

This course will prepare students for the written portions of the bar exam - essays and performance test questions.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 888S Writing for Judicial Clerkship 2.0 Credits

This is an upper level writing course designed to prepare students seeking judicial clerkships for their particular writing tasks.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 889S Special Topics - WUL & Skills 1.0-5.0 Credit

This course covers topics of current interest to faculty and students; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary. Special topics courses under this number should fulfill the Law WUL and Skills requirement.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 15 credits

LAW 890S Improvisation for Lawyers 1.0 Credit

In this intensive course, students will hone their legal performance skills by studying improvisational theater techniques. The course will involve extensive hands-on performance. This course will meet only four weeks of the term.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 891S Communicating for Success 2.0 Credits

The goal of this interactive seminar is to assist students in becoming practice-ready when they graduate from law school. The course will explore the array of skills and values that lawyers need to be effective in working with their clients using a relationship-centered model. Participants will draw upon their real world experiences in and out of law school to develop concrete tools and techniques to communicate with clients in a wide variety of contexts and to achieve better outcomes. Grading is Credit/No Credit.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 892S Starting & Managing Law Pract 1.0-2.0 Credit

This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and resources required to establish or manage a law firm. Topics will include marketing, case management, and ethical considerations.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 894S Moot Court Board 1.0-6.0 Credit

Students will be selected by the faculty supervisors to serve on the moot court board. Students will develop an intra-scholastic moot court competition and will be eligible to compete in interscholastic competitions.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 4 times for 6 credits

LAW 899S Special Topics in Law 1.0-5.0 Credit

This course covers topics of current interest to faculty and students; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 8 credits

LAW 900S Pre-Trial Advocacy 2.0-3.0 Credits

Students will learn the major steps in the pretrial litigation process including theory development, client interviewing, informal fact, investigation, pleading, discovery, depositions, pretrial motions, jury selection, and the settlement process.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 902S Intro to Trial Advocacy 3.0 Credits

This course will teach students to perform trial skills based on strategic themes and theories. The students will conduct direct and cross-examination of lay, party and expert witnesses, opening and closing statements, make objections and introduce exhibits. The course will culminate with each student performing in a mock trial.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 634S (Can be taken Concurrently)

LAW 904S Advanced Trial Advocacy: Civil 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course is a continuation of Introduction to Trial Advocacy and is an advanced civil trial skills class which teaches students advanced trial skills; evidentiary issues; and case development. Students will perform exercises and develop case theories using mock civil cases.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 902S

LAW 906S Advanced Trial Advocacy: Criminal 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course is a continuation of Introduction to Trial Advocacy and is an advanced criminal trial skills class which teaches students advanced trial skills; evidentiary issues; and case development. Students will perform exercises and develop case theories using mock criminal cases. The course will culminate with a criminal mock trial.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 902S

LAW 908S Adv Trial Ad: Trials/Century 2.0 Credits

This course will teach students to understand, develop and perform advanced trial skills based on strategic themes and theories used throughout the trial process. Students will analyze actual trail transcripts and exhibits, and movie vignettes of advocates from famous "Trials of the Century.".

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 902S

LAW 910S Appellate Advocacy 2.0 Credits

This course provides students with advanced training in appellate advocacy, including the study of the rhetoric of persuasion, the preparation of appellate briefs and effective oral advocacy, and will include an introduction to appellate procedure. This course is required for students serving on the moot court board.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 918S Trial Team 1.0-6.0 Credit

Students will compete in inter-scholarship mock trial competition.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 4 times for 6 credits

LAW 919S Special Topics in Law 1.0-5.0 Credit

This seminar covers topics of current interest to faculty and students; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 8 credits

LAW 920S Drexel Law Review 1.0-6.0 Credit

Students will receive credit for their work in preparing and contributing to, the Drexel Law Review.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 4 times for 6 credits

LAW 923S Pennsylvania Innocence Project Practicum 3.0 Credits

This is a practicum in which students work on behalf of individuals claiming they were wrongly convicted of a crime and seeking exoneration. Each student will be assigned cases under the supervision of an attorney. In the course of investigating factual claims and researching legal issues, students will review criminal files, interact with investigators, contact other attorneys, interview the client and witnesses, gather documentation, and prepare legal documents and memoranda. Students will also learn the law relevant to both innocence claims and legal issues in their cases.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 924S Entrepreneurial Law Clinic 5.0-6.0 Credits

The Clinic will offer business and intellectual property law counseling to entrepreneurial start-ups based in the Greater Philadelphia area. These services will range from entity formation, founders' agreements, and employment law counseling to trademark and patent registrations and general intellectual protection counseling.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 12 credits
Prerequisites: LAW 713S
Corequisite: LAW 653S

LAW 925S Field Practicum 1.0-3.0 Credit

This is an immersive real-world experiential course designed to support students as newcomers to legal practice. Students will focus on the study of lawyers and their roles and obligations, and also have the opportunity to examine legal institutions within the context of a directed field experience into which the student has previously been accepted.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 21 credits

LAW 931S Law Co-op 3.0-9.0 Credits

The Co-op is a field placement in a corporation, law firm, judicial office, public interest organization, or government agency. Students must attend a pre-placement orientation and will work a set number of hours per week and satisfy the supervisor's expectations.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 27 credits
Corequisite: LAW 654S

LAW 933S Co-op Intensive 9.0-10.0 Credits

The Co-op is a field placement in a corporation, law firm, judicial office, public interest organization, or government agency. Students must attend a pre-placement orientation and will work 35-40 hours per week and satisfy the supervisor's expectations.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 14 credits
Corequisite: LAW 654S

LAW 934S Co-op Summer 7.0 Credits

The Co-op is a field placement in a corporation, law firm, judicial office, public interest organization, or government agency. Students must attend a pre-placement orientation and will work 35-40 hours per week and satisfy the supervisor's expectations.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 14 credits
Corequisite: LAW 654S

LAW 937S Advanced Co-op 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course is for students who have already taken a two-quarter Co-op and want to extend that placement by one semester. Students must apply to their Co-op professor with a written proposal for a specific project developed with, and approved by, their field supervisor.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 654S and LAW 931S

LAW 939S Special Topics - Skills 1.0-5.0 Credit

This course covers topics of current interest to faculty and students; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary. Special topics courses under this number should fulfill the Law Skills requirement.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 15 credits

LAW 941S Criminal Litigation Clinic I 5.0-6.0 Credits

This clinical program places students in a criminal practice setting. Students will represent criminal defendants in all phases of pre-trial and trial activity. Students must enroll in both semesters of the clinic.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Corequisite: LAW 656S

LAW 942S Criminal Litigation Clinic II 5.0-6.0 Credits

This course is a continuation of LAW 941S.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 941S
Corequisite: LAW 656S

LAW 943S Civil Litigation Clinic I 5.0-6.0 Credits

This clinical program places students in a civil practice setting. Students will learn varied litigation skills in the context of direct representation of clients. Students must enroll in both semesters of the clinic.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Corequisite: LAW 656S

LAW 944S Civil Litigation Clinic II 5.0-6.0 Credits

This course is a continuation of LAW 943S.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 943S
Corequisite: LAW 656S

LAW 945S Pub Health-Envir Law Clinic I 5.0-6.0 Credits

This clinical program places students in a public interest practice setting. Students will be trained in varied advocacy, legal and technical skills working directly with clients. Students must enroll in both semesters of the clinic.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Corequisite: LAW 656S

LAW 946S Pub Health-Envir Law Clinic II 5.0-6.0 Credits

This course is a continuation of LAW 945S.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 945S
Corequisite: LAW 656S

LAW 947S Appellate Litigation Clinic I 5.0-6.0 Credits

This clinic provides intensive training in appellate advocacy by involving students in cases before the state appellate and federal courts. Students provide research; develop strategies; draft briefs; and engage in oral arguments. Students must enroll in both semesters of the clinic.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Corequisite: LAW 656S

LAW 948S Appellate Litigation Clinic II 5.0-6.0 Credits

This clinic provides intensive training in appellate advocacy by involving students in cases before the state appellate and federal courts. Students provide research; draft briefs; engage in oral arguments; and assist in case selection, the development of substantive legal positions, and the creation of appellate strategy. Students must enroll in both semesters of the clinic. A grade will be assigned at the end of the Spring semester.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: LAW 947S
Corequisite: LAW 656S

LAW 949S Special Topics in Law 1.0-5.0 Credit

This seminar covers topics of current interest to faculty and students; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 8 credits

LAW 950S Community Lawyering Clinic I 5.0-6.0 Credits

The clinic offers students the unique opportunity to employ a variety of strategies including litigation, legal reform, community education, media advocacy, and even international advocacy to support the mobilization efforts of community groups working on the ground to achieve social justice. During the second semester, students, in collaboration with community leaders and guided by their ground-level work in the first semester, will design and implement projects aimed at addressing the systemic challenges facing the community, such as improving access to justice. The goal of the clinic is to build students’ capacity as lawyers, leaders, advocates, policy analysts, and community organizers, while at the same time empowering and serving the community.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is LAW.
Corequisite: LAW 656S

LAW 951S Community Lawyering Clinic II 5.0-6.0 Credits

This is a continuation of LAW 950S. Students must enroll in both semesters of this year-long clinic.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is LAW.
Prerequisites: LAW 950S

LAW 970S Introduction to United States Legal Systems 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course is an introduction to legal and ethical principles driving the U.S. legal system in the context of the history and jurisprudence of American law. It is designed to familiarize the student with the relevant and governing legal principles which are used in American jurisprudence. It will combine both an inquiry into these matters, and a more detailed study of legal issues, through special, current topics. The course seeks to develop a professional level of understanding in the student of a comprehensive approach to legal issues and the relevance of that methodology to professional ethics and life of the law in the United States.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AMLP.

LAW 971S English for International Lawyers: Working with Legal Texts 2.0 Credits

This course is designed to provide non-native English speakers with an introduction to working with legal texts to strengthen written and verbal communication skills.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AMLP.

LAW 981S Litigation Technology 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course will primarily focus on teaching students how to master pre-trial and trial advocacy skills through the use of the latest litigation technology.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW 982S Jury Selection 2.0 Credits

This course will primarily focus on the substantive law relating to jury selection and the strategic skills that students will need to master the art of jury selection. Students will learn both the Federal and PA statutes that govern jury selection as well as analyzing the leading case law relating to the constitutionality of jury selection. Students will also watch skilled lawyers and judges conduct voir dire and practice the skill themselves.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

LAW I599S Independent Study in LAW 1.0-6.0 Credit

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 6 credits

LAW I699S Independent Study in LAW 1.0-6.0 Credit

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 6 credits

LAW I799S Independent Study in LAW 1.0-6.0 Credit

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 6 credits

LAW I899S Independent Study in LAW 1.0-6.0 Credit

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 6 credits

LAW I999S Independent Study in LAW 1.0-6.0 Credit

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 6 times for 6 credits

LAW T580S Special Topics in LAW 1.0-5.0 Credit

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

LAW T680S Special Topics in LAW 1.0-5.0 Credit

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

LAW T780S Special Topics in LAW 1.0-5.0 Credit

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

LAW T880S Special Topics in LAW 1.0-5.0 Credit

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

LAW T980S Special Topics in LAW 1.0-6.0 Credit

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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