College of Law

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Description of Courses

The faculty of the College of Law reserves the right to change the nature of any course offering in any fashion that it adjudges proper at any time, including the right to establish new required courses, to change current required courses to electives, and the decision as to when and how often any course described below is offered.

Important Note
The courses listed below are only those that are currently offered, recently offered, or likely to be offered soon. For a compilation of all courses approved by the College of Law’s faculty, see the Bulletin. If we plan to offer a course listed there in the near future, we will notify students well in advance of registration and the course description will be listed on this page in addition to the Bulletin.     

Law 5000 - Civil Procedure I

Civil Procedure I. An introduction to the basic concepts of the law of civil procedure as a foundation for advanced study in both civil procedure and other areas of substantive law. It provides the student with an overview of procedure in a civil action and examines in detail the traditional bases of in personam, in rem, and quasi in rem jurisdiction of state and federal courts; the constitutional mandate of due process as it relates to notice of actions and the opportunity to be heard in them; federal question and diversity jurisdiction in the federal courts; venue of actions; modern systems of pleading and their historical antecedents, including the complaint, the answer, challenges to the pleadings, amendments, and the joinder of claims and parties. Archive: 12 syllabi available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 5001 - Civil Procedure II

Civil Procedure II. This course builds upon the foundation established in Civil Procedure I and exposes the student to the discovery process, the pretrial order and the trial of cases in civil matters, including jury selection and considerations bearing on non-jury trials; the scope and order of trial and the presentation of evidence; opening and closing arguments and instructions to the jury; and attacks on verdicts and judgements. The course concludes with a consideration of the fundamental principles of appellate review and the binding effect of decisions (res judicata, collateral estoppel, and the law of the case). Archive: 8 syllabi available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 5010 - Contracts I

Contracts I. A two-semester examination of the law of contractual obligations covering the formation and interpretation of contracts, legal limitations on the bargaining process, claims and defenses related to breach of contract, and remedies for breach. Archive: 10 syllabi available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 5011 - Contracts II

Contracts II. Second semester continuation of Contracts I. Archive: 5 syllabi available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 5020 - Criminal Law

Criminal Law. An examination of the common law origins and modern day codification of the criminal law and defenses thereto. Archive: 9 syllabi available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 5030 - Legal Bibliography

Legal Bibliography. Instruction in effective legal research skills through lecture and research exercises including the use of library materials, computerized legal research systems, LEXIS and WESTLAW. Archive: 18 syllabi available 1 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 5050 - Property

Property. An introductory investigation of the concepts underlying the Anglo-American system of property. The capacity of the system to accommodate public needs and private desires for allocation and use of land is studied through intensive examination of the acquisition of property rights, doctrine of estates, private restrictions on land use, and modern landlord-tenant relations. Archive: 5 syllabi available 4 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 5060 - Torts

Torts. The study of non-contractual civil wrongs for which the law provides a remedy. The course covers negligence, intentional torts, and other theories of liability as prescribed by the instructor. Archive: 12 syllabi available 4 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 5070 - Lawyering: Foundations I

Lawyering: Foundations I. Provides students with foundational skills training through multiple practice-focused assignments and exercises. Students will learn and practice skills in critical reading, problem-solving, legal analysis, and effective written and oral communication, while simultaneously receiving exposure to legal documents and instruments they will likely encounter in their legal careers. While this class focuses heavily on teaching legal writing, requiring students to draft several objective and persuasive documents, students will also participate in oral arguements, client/witness interviews and office meetings. Archive: 13 syllabi available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 5071 - Lawyering: Foundations II

Lawyering: Foundations II. Continuation of Lawyering: Foundations I. Archive: 6 syllabi available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 6000 - Constitutional Law I

Constitutional Law I. A study of the nature and distribution of federal power and of state-federal relationships, including judicial review, the Commerce Clause and state regulation of commerce, the Tenth Amendment, separation of powers, and the taxing, spending and appropriations powers. Archive: 15 syllabi available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 6010 - Evidence

Evidence. Explores the rules for fact finding in the judicial process, with particular emphasis on the federal rules of evidence. Topics covered include judicial notice, real and demonstrative evidence, relevance, authentication, competence and examination of witnesses, impeachment, expert testimony, hearsay, privileges, and burdens of proof. Archive: 12 syllabi available 4 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 6020 - Professional Responsibility

Professional Responsibility. Examines the rules and problems unique to the practice of law. Concentration is on confidentiality, conflicts of interest, advertising, and solicitation, and the ethics of the adversary system. Particular emphasis is placed on the Code of Professional Responsibility and Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Archive: 12 syllabi available 2 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 6030 - Lawyering: Advocacy

Lawyering: Advocacy. LAW 6010. Law 6030 must be taken in the same academic year as Law 6010, and after or concurrently with Law 6020. This course provides students with an introduction to the lawyer skills required in representing a client from the initial interview, through discovery and pre-trial motions, to a jury trial. The course is taught by practicing trial lawyers and focuses on skills training. The course combines written assignments and in class performances. The course is graded pass/fail but at least two students in each section will earn a grade of "A" (a 90 or the student's previous semester cumulative average, whichever is higher). Archive: 5 syllabi available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 6050 - Capital Defenders Clinic I

Capital Defenders Clinic I. A three-hour clinical course taught in partnership with Georgia Capital Defenders, a new state agency responsible for representing all indigent defendants statewide in capital cases at trial and on direct appeal. Students will assist in the representation of clients of Capital Defenders and will work on all aspects of the representation, including fact investigation, witness interviewing, legal research and drafting, and generally assisting in preparing cases for trial and sentencing hearings. Students will be supervised by the professor and attorneys in the office. Grading is on a pass/fail basis. Permission of the professor is required. Archive: 5 syllabi available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 6051 - Capital Defenders Clinic II

Capital Defenders Clinic II. See Course Description for Law 6050, Capital Defenders Clinic I. Archive: 2 syllabi available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 6090 - HeLP Legal Services Clinic I

HeLP Legal Services Clinic I. 2.30 GPA. The Clinic offers students the opportunity to develop basic lawyering skills, such as client interviewing, counseling and representation; negotiation; research and drafting; and case management. HeLP offices based at Children's handle cases involving guardianship, Medicaid, housing, SSI, family law, education and employment issues. Students will interact directly with clients under the supervision of the Clinic's Associate Directors. The HeLP Clinic is an interdisciplinary learning experience. Students will also work collaboratively with Residents and Medical Students from Morehouse School of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine. HeLP Clinic students are also required to perform client intake in the Emergency Department of Childrens at Hughes Spalding as part of a clinic program called, ED Mondays, and to attend patient rounds with residents at Childrens at Hughes Spalding. Weekly class sessions cover substantive and procedural law, as well as Clinic administrative procedures and lawyering skills. These sessions will also include more formal discussions of specific case issues. Additionally, students meet weekly with their assigned Supervisor to discuss and evaluate their assigned cases. Students are also required to be in the Clinic a minimum of seven hours per week exclusive of class time. In order to work inside the hospital, students must be tested and confirm vaccinations for certain diseases. (For the clinic policy, go to http://law.gsu.edu/resources/students/HELP_InternAgreement.doc) Work in the Clinic will likely require travel to Children's at Scottish Rite, Children's at Egleston, and Children's at Hughes Spalding. Students enrolled in the Clinic must attend a mandatory day-long Orientation session. Students will be notified of the date of the session upon registration. Archive: 6 syllabi available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 6091 - HeLP Legal Services Clinic II

HeLP Legal Services Clinic II. 2.30 GPA and Law 6090. This is a continuation of HeLP Clinic I. Students will handle the more advanced aspects of the cases developed in HeLP Clinic I. Limited Enrollment. Archive: 5 syllabi available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7005 - Accounting For Lawyers

Accounting for Lawyers. This course is designed to develop a robust knowledge of the interplay of accounting, finance, and the markets in the practice of trial and transactional law. The student will apply that knowledge in a series of case studies requiring one to prepare and deconstruct financial statements, draft and interpret contracts, prepare and critique business valuations, and build and challenge liability and damages models. Instructor’s permission to enroll is required for students who hold graduate degrees in accounting or finance, or are MBA’s, CPA’s, CFA’s or the equivalent. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7010 - Administrative Law

Administrative Law. LAW 6000 is recommended but not required. An introduction to general administrative law and procedure. This course surveys the roles, functions, and processes of federal administrative agencies through an examination of the adjudicative, investigative and rule-making functions of federal agencies, the relationship of administrative agencies to other branches of government, and the right and scope of judicial review of agency actions. Archive: 9 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7025 - Adv Crim Law & Procedure Sem

Advanced Criminal Law and Procedure Seminar. LAW 7165. A seminar on selected problems in criminal law and procedure. A paper is required. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7031 - Advanced Criminal Litigation

Advanced Criminal Litigation. LAW 6000 and LAW 6030. Limited enrollment. A simulation course addressing the substantive knowledge and advocacy skills essential to the trial of a felony criminal case. Archive: 4 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7036 - Advanced Evidence

Advanced Evidence. LAW 6010. Limited to 14 students. This course combines classroom demonstrations and exercises in the application of the rules of evidence with analysis and discussion of currently troublesome evidentiary issues. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7045 - Adv Trial Advocacy Sem

Advanced Issues in Trial Advocacy Seminar. LAW 6010 and LAW 6030. Limited enrollment. Utilizing both traditional and more innovative methodologies and course readings, students will address selected advanced topics pertaining to the art and science of trial advocacy. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7050 - Advanced Legal Research

Advanced Legal Research. Limited enrollment. The course will concentrate on advanced legal research techniques using computer technology and book resources. Topics covered by the course include research in legislative histories, administrative law, tax, and labor. Project required. Archive: 5 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7051 - Advanced Legal Writing

Advanced Legal Writing. In this course, students build on the skills developed in Research, Writing and Advocacy I and II ( Law 5070 and Law 5071), performing research and preparing a number of legal documents, both objective and persuasive. Particular emphasis on logical organization, clarity of expression, and overall effectiveness of written communication to achieve the writer's goal. Archive: 3 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7060 - Alt Dispute Resolution

Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution (ADR). The objective of this course is to educate students about the dispute resolution mechanisms that provide a viable alternative to litigation and the appropriate uses and limitations of each model. Specific topics include conciliation, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, mini-trials, summary jury trials, rent-a-judge, and the use of the ombudsman. Policy, practical and ethical issues raised by these alternatives are examined through the case law and the relevant statutes. Videotapes of simulated mediations and negotiations, as well as lectures by experienced guest ADR practitioners, are used to complement classroom instruction. Archive: 5 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7061 - Adv Alternate Dispute Res

Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution. LAW 7060. Limited enrollment. An advanced study of the mechanisms that provide alternatives to litigation, with a focus on the design and development of dispute resolution systems within organizations and within other contexts. The course will examine the field of dispute systems design within its historical and legal contexts with a focus on potential advantages and disadvantages of these types of systems. Students will also be provided with a practical framework to apply dispute systems design and other advanced ADR concepts in specific situations and will study employment dispute resolution programs, consumer dispute resolution programs, early case assessment, and other conflict management trends. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7062 - Mediation

Mediation: Law and Practice. Recommended: LAW 7060. This course provides an in-depth exposure to the mediation process by focusing on both theory and skills. In addition to learning the theoretical and legal framework supporting institutionalized mediation, students will learn how to mediate and how to represent parties in mediations. Archive: 3 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7065 - Antitrust Law

Antitrust Law. A study of the implementation of federal trade regulation statutes focusing on the competitive tensions of the contemporary economy and the relationship between economic theory and antitrust policy. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7075 - Appellate Advocacy I

Appellate Advocacy I. Minimum grade of C+ in the RWA sequence, and a passing grade in Legal Bibliography are required for Moot Court Board candidacy. Preparation and argument of an appellate brief in the GSU Moot Court Competition. This competition constitutes the first step in the selection process for Moot Court. S/U grade. 1 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7076 - Appellate Advocacy II

Appellate Advocacy II. By invitation upon completion of Law 7075. These students are candidates-in-training for positions on the Moot Court Board and on competition teams. During the semester, certain students will represent the College of Law in the Georgia Intrastate Moot Court Competition and in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition. By the completion of the semester, students will become members of the Moot Court Board and assume responsibility for running the GSU Moot Court program. S/U grade. 1 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7079 - Arts & Entertainment Law

Arts and Entertainment Law. A study of specific substantive areas of the law as they relate to the arts. Areas expected to be covered include, but are not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, tax, contracts, agency, antitrust, and the continental doctrines of "droit moral" (moral rights) and "droit de suite" (resale royalties to the original artist or author). In addition, the recently enacted Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 and the effect of the recent signing of the GATT Implementation Bill will also be discussed. There will either be an in-class or a take-home exam. Enrollment is limited only by the availability of the classroom space. Archive: 7 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7091 - Basic Bankruptcy

Basic Bankruptcy. An intensive study of the substantive and procedural bankruptcy issues confronting consumer or business debtors seeking financial liquidation under Chapter 7 and financial reorganization under Chapter 11 or 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Among the issues to be considered are the extent of property exemptions, the requirements for liquidating non- exempt assets, the allocation of creditors' claims between secured and unsecured positions and the comparative benefits of the Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 discharges. Archive: 3 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7094 - Bankruptcy Litigation I

Bankruptcy Litigation I: Negotiation and Practice LAW 7091 or LAW 7176, and a cumulative GPA of 2.30. A collaborative course that brings students together with bankruptcy judges and attorneys. Partnered with a local bankruptcy practitioner, and working under the third year practice act, students will handle consumer bankruptcy cases from client intake through a Chapter 7 discharge and Chapter 13 plan confirmation. Students will participate in client counseling, creditor negotiations, bankruptcy court litigation, and other fundamental aspects of a bankruptcy case. The course consists of two components: the practical component and a classroom component. The classroom component will meet once each week throughout the semester. This course does NOT count against the maximum number of clinical hours that students may count toward graduation. Archive: 1 syllabus available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7095 - Basic Federal Taxation I

Basic Federal Taxation I. An introduction to federal income taxation, with emphasis on fundamental doctrines and major structural aspects of the Internal Revenue Code. Includes: definition of income, basic rules relating to the deduction of items, limitation on deductions, and introduction to capital gains and non- of taxation of entities such as corporations and introduction to taxation of estates and trusts. recognition transactions, and an introduction to tax accounting. Archive: 12 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7098 - Biotechnology Law

Biotechnology Law, Policy and Ethics. This course provides an introduction to the legal, policy, and ethical issues surrounding biotechnologies. The course surveys a variety of federal and state laws and international treaties addressing biotechnology research, patenting, and applications. The course will examine the distinctive legal, policy, and ethical issues associated with biotechnologies in selected topic areas, which may include genetically modified foods, nanotechnology, xenotransplantation, patenting of genes/patenting of life, stem cell research, gene therapy, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, sex-selection reproductive technologies, germline genetic engineering of human beings, and human reproductive cloning. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7099 - Bioethics and the Law

Bioethics and the Law. This course exaimes contemporary interdisciplinary issues that arise at the intersection of law, medicine, and ethics. Its primary focus is on life and death. It provides an introduction to bioethics and addresses medical, legal, ethical, and policy isssues in genetics and biotechnology, human subjects research; human reproduction and decision making at the beginning of the life; dying and decision making at the end of life; and rationing health care. Interdisciplinary readings will draw from the legal medical and ethics literature. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7100 - Unincorporated Business Assc

Unincorporated Business Associations. An introduction to the statutory framework and common planning problems for closely held businesses like partnerships, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and other non-corporate business entities. In hands-on simulations, students work with opposing counsel and co-counsel teams to negotiate and draft complex agreements throughout the semester. Archive: 4 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7101 - Corporations

Corporations. A survey of the state and federal laws governing the formation and operation of corporations. Archive: 13 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7103 - Bankruptcy Reorganization

Bankruptcy Reorganization. LAW 7091. A study of the crucial stages of business reorganization cases under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. The course covers topics such as: good faith filing, powers and duties of the parties in interest, protection from creditors, government actions against the debtor to protect the public, operation of the business, formulation and approval of the plan of reorganization. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7105 - Business Planning

Business Planning. LAW 7101 and LAW 7095. A planning course involving the application of the law of corporations and of federal taxation to planning business operations in partnership and corporate form. May be taught in seminar format. Archive: 3 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7110 - Business Taxation

Business Taxation. LAW 7095. An introduction to the income taxation of C corporations, S corporations and partnerships. In conjunction with this study, the tax status of limited liability companies will be covered. The course is intended to survey the three different tax regimes, and it will include a comparison of the advantage and disadvantage of each. NOTE: The maximum number of credit hours a student may earn for taking any combination of LAW 7110, LAW 7415 and LAW 7127 is 4. Archive: 7 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7113 - Capital Punishment Law

Capital Punishment Law. This course will examine various legal and policy issues surrounding the death penalty, including racial discrimination, the right to effective counsel, limitations on executing the mentally retarded and juveniles, and the use of "victim impact" evidence. It will emphasize the relationship between Supreme Court doctrine and real-world practice in state courts in the South. Archive: 4 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7114 - Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Divorce. LAW 7216 and LAW 6030. Law 6030 (Lawyering: Advocacy) is necessary either before or simultaneously with Collaborative Divorce. LAW 7183 recommended, but not required. This course develops skills required to represent clients in collaborative family law matters. It takes students through an entire collaborative case, including client interview, meetings with lawyer and non-lawyer professionals, negotiation and problem-solving in a collaborative setting, drafting of contracts, agreements, and minutes of meetings, and finally to obtaining a Final Judgement and Decree of Divorce. The course includes guest instruction and demonstration from non-lawyer collaborative professionals, extensive discussion of collaborative practice concepts and issues, in-class participation in the collaborative case, and individual exploration of collaborative topics through a paper or other individual project. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7116 - Constitutional Tort Litigation

Constitutional Tort Litigation. LAW 6000. An examination of major civil rights statutes, with focus on 42 U.S.C. 1983, the relationship between 1983 and the Fourteenth Amendment, the defenses and immunities of individuals and governmental entities, the relationship between state and federal courts in civil rights actions, and the remedies for violations of constitutional rights. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7117 - Con Law II: Indiv Liberties

Constitutional Law II: Individual Liberties. LAW 6000. An examination of substantive due process, procedural due process, equal protection, state action and selected aspects of the Bill of Rights. Archive: 10 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7121 - Payment Systems

Payment Systems. (Formerly Commercial Paper and Payment Systems) The study of Articles 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code which govern the rights and liabilities of parties to promissory notes, checks, and other negotiable instruments and the law concerning the use of credit cards and electronic funds transfer. Archive: 6 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7123 - Commercial Leasing Seminar

Commercial Leasing Seminar. LAW 5050 and LAW 7435. In-depth coverage of selected issues related to the negotiation and drafting of long term office and retail leases. Among the topics to be explored are the rent obligation and method of calculating the rent, use clauses, financing issues, subordination, non-disturbance and attornment agreements, and defaults and remedies. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7125 - Comparative Law

Comparative Law. This course introduces the student of the common law to the general principles, both procedural and substantive, of the civil law prevailing in continental Europe and Latin America. It provides an overview of the historical evolution of the civil law and the position of the code in foreign legal systems; an examination of the patterns of court systems which administer it; and a specific consideration of delictual and contractual obligations under the code. It also considers the treatment of foreign law in the United States courts. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7127 - Corporate Taxation

Corporate Taxation. LAW 7095. This course will cover the federal income taxation of C and S corporations from formation through distributions and concluding with liquidations. The tax implications to both shareholders and the entity will be examined. The course will cover transfers of property to a newly formed or preexisting corporation, normal distributions, redemptions, converting a C corporation to an S corporation, and the effect of liquidating distributions on both forms of corporations. NOTE: The maximum number of credit hours a student may earn for taking any combination of LAW 7110, LAW 7415 and LAW 7127 is four (4). Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7136 - Complex Litigation

Complex Litigation. This course examines procedural issues in civil litigation that arise when the simple two-party, single claim model is transformed into multi-claim, multiparty litigation. Coverage will focus on joinder devices in complex cases with particular emphasis on the class action device and its jurisdictional and due process implications, the problems of duplicative state and federal litigation, judicial control of complex cases, the discovery process, the multi- district litigation procedures and the case management movement, and issues relating to preclusion in complex cases. The complex litigation course is designed to build upon the basic course in civil procedure and to be a comprehensive exploration of advanced procedural topics. Archive: 4 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7137 - Cyberlaw

Cyberlaw. The emergence and ongoing development of computers and cyberspace technologies present a host of challenging legal issues. This overview course will examine some of these issues and highlight the tensions that exist between individuals, corporations, and governments for control over and/or ownership of the global Internet and its content. The course will offer insight into such issues as governance of the Internet and jurisdiction over Internet speakers, free expression and censorship, privacy, hacking and security, and protection of intellectual property rights. No prior knowledge of Internet technology is needed or required, but a willingness to learn about the technology on which the Internet is built is essential. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7140 - Conflict of Laws

Conflict of Laws. The study of issues in choice of law including techniques for ascertaining applicable law from among competing state laws when a legal transaction (e.g., contract, tort, U.C.C., descendents' estate divorce, child custody) has a nexus with two or more states or foreign countries. The course includes consideration of federal constitutional issues of due process, full faith and credit as they affect the application of state laws, conflicts between federal and state law, and federal court practice and procedure in conflict of laws. Applicable international law, treaties, and conventions are also treated. Archive: 4 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7145 - Con Law: Survey of 1st Amend

Constitutional Law: Survey of the First Amendment. LAW 6000. A study of the federal constitutional protection afforded expression and religion by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Archive: 4 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7151 - Constitutional Law Seminar

Constitutional Law Seminar. LAW 6000. A seminar on selected problems in constitutional law. A paper is required. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7153 - Design and Construction Law

Design and Construction Law. A study of the legal problems common to the construction industry focusing on the structure and negotiation of construction contracts, claims procedures, arbitration and litigation. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7155 - Consumer Protection

Consumer Protection. An examination of consumer rights and remedies related to advertising, deceptive trade practices, debt collection, consumer credit and truth-in-lending. Archive: 3 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7158 - Copyrights

Copyrights. Analysis of federal copyright law as it pertains to works of art, motion pictures, music, literature, and computers. In addition to case law, both the Copyright Acts of 1909 and 1976 will be covered, as well as recent legislative developments. Archive: 4 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7161 - Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance. LAW 7101 or LAW 7470. Enterprise and securities evaluation, capital structure and senior securities, dividends, mergers, and disclosure requirements. Archive: 7 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7164 - Sem On Corporate Governance

Seminar on Corporate Governance. LAW 7101. This seminar will provide an opportunity for students to explore issues of corporate governance, examining how publicly held corporations are organized internally and regulated externally. Topics could include: the composition of the board, and the functions and powers of directors and officers in publicly held corporations; the composition and functions of board committees, such as the audit committee; the scope of the duty of care and the business judgement rule problems of reliance on others, etc.; the role of directors and shareholders in transactions in control and tender offers; and derivative actions. The particular focus of the seminar may vary; accordingly, academic credits awarded will range from two to three semester hours depending upon the scope and depth of the research subject selected by the instructor. A written research paper will be required, which will satisfy the writing requirement. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7165 - Criminal Proc: Investigations

Criminal Procedure: Investigations. Formerly Criminal Procedure I. This course covers the constitutional regulation of the police in the area of criminal investigations, focusing particularly on the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. Among other things, the course will cover the exclusionary rule, search and seizure, the meaning of probable cause, the arrest power, the privilege against self-incrimination and police interrogation. It may also cover the right to counsel during police interrogations. Archive: 5 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7167 - Criminal Proc: Adjudication

Criminal Procedure: Adjudication. Formerly Criminal Procedure II. This course covers the adjudication of criminal cases after a defendant has been arrested, including the charging decision, setting of bail, the grand jury, discovery, guilty pleas and plea bargaining, right to trial by jury and jury selection, effective assistance of counsel, sentencing, and double jeopardy. It may also cover appellate and collateral review. Archive: 3 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7169 - Criminal Appellate Practicum

Criminal Appellate Practicum. LAW 7165 and LAW 7167. 2.30 GPA or better required. This course provides students with an introduction to the theory and practice of criminal law at the appellate level. Students will work in teams to prepare legal briefs in active cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and the United States Supreme Court. At the same time, students will study the broad fundamentals of appellate law and also develop in-depth understanding of the specific issues relevant to their case work to achieve a refined understanding of appellate practice in the state and/or federal courts. Limited enrollment. Admission only by application and permission of professor. Applicants must have a cumulative gpa of at least 2.30 at the time of enrollment. 4 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7176 - Security Interests and Liens

Security Interests and Liens. This course explores the rights, liabilities, and remedies of debtors and various creditors. Among the creditors studied are general creditors, judgment creditors, governmental creditors, statutory creditors, and secured creditors under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Archive: 3 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7180 - Disability Discrimination

Disability Discrimination. An examination of legal approaches to discrimination on the basis of handicap. Topics may include autonomy, education, institutionalization, deinstitutionalization, housing, employment, accessibility, and health care. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7183 - Domestic Litigation

Domestic Litigation. Law 7216. Through reading and simulations, this course will comprise a start-to-finish examination of a domestic relations case, including the client interview, pleadings, discovery, negotiations and settlement, child custody matters, mediation, and trial. The course will also involve contact with personnel from the Neighborhood Justice Center or other similar agency. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7184 - Domestic Violence Law

Domestic Violence Law. This course is an introduction to the legal, social, and policy issues involving domestic violence. The course will examine federal and state laws addressing domestic violence, as well as explore the social, psychological, and cultural issues that are involved in domestic violence and that affect the legal representation of parties in domestic violence cases. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7186 - Education Law

Education Law. A study of the role that law plays in shaping basic education in the United States. The course will examine the interrelationship of law and education policy, the part played by the courts in school governance, and the role of the federal government in the educational system. Archive: 4 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7187 - Economic Torts

Economic Torts. This course surveys economic tort claims and other remedies that may be available for commercial disputes, including bad faith breach of contract, conversion, tortious interference with contracts and prospective business relationships, misrepresentation and fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair and deceptive trade practices, Civil RICO and conspiracy. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7190 - Seminar in Education Law

Seminar in Education Law. An in-depth study of selected topics in education law. Students will explore legal issues through assigned readings, class discussion, collaborative exercises, class presentations, and individual written papers. Topics may include issues related to early childhood, K-12, and higher education. The course may be used to satisfy the writing requirement. Archive: 3 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7191 - Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits. LAW 7095. Survey of the taxation and other legal principles applicable to the basic forms of retirement plan arrangements, including qualified and non-qualified plans, defined benefit and defined contribution plans, individual retirement arrangements, and multi-employer plans. When taught in the three-hour format, course will include a study of employee welfare benefit plans, including medical benefit plans and cafeteria plans. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7193 - General Employment Law

General Employment Law. Examines the expanding body of state and federal law as it affects the modern employment relationship and the conflict between traditional employer prerogatives and individual employee rights. This course will not duplicate the coverage in labor law or employment discrimination. Each of these courses is freestanding and may be taken without the others. Archive: 4 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7195 - Employment Discrimination

Employment Discrimination Law. A study of the major federal laws barring discrimination in employment, with emphasis on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The course will examine the procedures, methods of proof and defenses in discrimination cases, and address special problems in the areas of affirmative action, testing, gender discrimination, and remedies. Archive: 6 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7197 - The Law of Electronic Commerce

The Law of Electronic Commerce. This course explores the legal issues involved in conducting electronic commerce. Topics include the following: Setting up a web site from which to conduct business, obtaining a domain name, determining liability for content, and complying with legal requirements of privacy and security. Students learn the law which regulates electronic transactions including sale of goods, licenses of software and information, and electronic payments. The course also examines issues which arise when disputes occur, such as jurisdiction, choice of law, and alternative dispute resolution of on-line disputes. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7199 - The Law of Democracy

The Law of Democracy. This course explores the law regulating our political process, the principles that shape our political institutions and the relationship between democratic procedures and contemporary politics. With a primary focus on constitutional and federal law, the course examines topics such as individual rights of access to participation in the political process, the role of associations such as political parties and the regulation of party primaries, as well as topics such as redistricting, political and racial gerrymandering, voting rights, campaign finance, the use of direct democracy, and alternative voting systems. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7200 - Environmental Law

Environmental Law. A survey of legal principles and policies relating to the development, protection, and enhancement of the physical environment. Attention will be given to the judicial review of agency decision making, pollution control, hazardous waste and resource management, energy development and allocation, and conservation. Archive: 7 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7202 - Sel Topics in Env Litigation

Selected Topics in Environmental Litigation. This course will examine the problems, and current and potential legal responses to, the disproportionate distribution of environmental harms in our society. It may be taught as a seminar. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7203 - Natural Resources Law

Natural Resources Law. This course will provide an overview of present and future law and policy issues relating to the utilization of natural resources. Both federal and state materials will be utilized. Particular attention will be focused on law and policy issues relating to (1) mineral resources, (2) timber resources, (3) public lands and waters, (4) coastal zone management, and (5) public outdoor recreation. Archive: 5 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7205 - Estate and Gift Taxation

Estate and Gift Taxation. Survey of estate and gift taxation with primary emphasis on federal tax law in these areas. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7210 - Estate Planning Seminar

Estate Planning Seminar. LAW 7510. In-depth coverage of selected topics related to the planning of estates, including planning for intrafamily transfers, use of the marital deduction, charitable giving, retirement plan benefits, life insurance, owners of closely held businesses, estate- freezing techniques, postmortem planning, and international estate planning. Student writing project is designed to satisfy the legal writing requirement. Archive: 5 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7216 - Family Law

Family Law. LAW 5011 and LAW 5050. A study of the law relating to the creation, functioning, and dissolution of the family as a unit, with a focus on marriage, family obligations, divorce, annulment, child custody, and property division. Other topics may include adoption, legitimacy, and procreation. Archive: 12 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7220 - Family Law Seminar

Family Law Seminar. LAW 7216. A seminar on selected problems in family law. A paper is required. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7225 - Federal Courts

Federal Courts. The study of the federal constitutional and statutory provisions establishing and regulating federal courts. Topics treated include the "case and controversy" requirement, federal subject matter jurisdiction and its regulation by Congress, original and removal jurisdiction, the law applied in federal courts in civil actions, and the rules of procedure followed in federal courts. Archive: 5 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7229 - GA Appellate Practice

Georgia Appellate Practice. This course educates students regarding the procedural requirements and core competencies involved in effective appellate advocacy before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court, and enables students to apply these skills by gradually engaging in a simulated appeal over the course of the semester using a record prepared by the instructor from an actual appeal in the Georgia Supreme Court. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7230 - Georgia Legal Research

Georgia Legal Research. LAW 5030. Limited enrollment. The course will concentrate on using online and print resources to identify and utilize Georgia legal materials. The course will build on skills acquired from Legal Bibliography and employ advanced research techniques. Topics covered in the course will include cases, statutes, regulations, secondary sources, practice materials, and current awareness tools. 1 to 2 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7234 - Food and Drug Law

Food and Drug Law. This course is an introduction to the regulation of food, drugs and medical devices, and cosmetics in the United States. The course will focus primarily on the body of law and regulations that have developed under the implementation, enforcement, and interpretation of the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938 by the US Food and Drug Administration and the courts. It will also examine ethical and public policy issues presented by government efforts to ensure the safety and efficacy of drugs and medical devices and the safety and purity of foods and cosmetics. The course will explore the impact the food and drug laws have on public health both domestically and internationally. Archive: 3 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7236 - Georgia Practice & Procedure

Georgia Practice and Procedure. Jurisdiction and practice in the Georgia courts, including coverage of the Georgia Civil Practice Act. Archive: 3 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7239 - Health Law:quality & Access

Health Law: Quality and Access. Formerly Health Law: Liability. This course examines laws affecting the relationships among patient, health care providers and practitioners, and health care payers. Emphasis is placed on tort liability, contractual and other professional arrangements, and bioethics. Topics include medical malpractice, informed consent, hospital privileges, managed care, and various contemporary issues in bioethics, such as medical decision making at the beginning and end of life. Archive: 5 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7240 - Health Law: Financing & Deliv

Health Law: Financing and Delivery. Formerly Health Law: Regulation. This course examines laws affecting the delivery and financing of health care. Emphasis is placed on federal and state regulation of the health care industry. Topics include access to health care, corporate law and antitrust regulation of health care providers and payers, and criminal and civil enforcement actions for fraud and abuse in government health care programs. Archive: 7 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7241 - Seminar in Health Law

Seminar in Health Law. An in-depth study of current legal issues confronting the health care profession and involving delivery of health care in our society. Students will explore a variety of topics through assigned readings, class discussion, and individual written papers, which may be used to satisfy the writing requirement. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7242 - Growth Management Law Seminar

Growth Management Law Seminar. This seminar will stress the key planning legal techniques for managing the growth of urban areas. State and regional comprehensive land use and transportation planning, impact analysis, and infrastructure finance through developer funding requirements. The consequences of urban sprawl and its avoidance through land use regulations and compensation programs will be used as the unifying theme of the course. The consideration of statutes, cases and programs will be used as the unifying theme of the course. The consideration of statutes, cases, and programs from throughout the United States will be directed toward Georgia specific problems. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7243 - Hiv/Aids and the Law

HIV/AIDS and the Law. This course examines the social, legal, political, and ethical controversies surrounding the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The class will consider the impact of the epidemic on the individual, public health, and society through the laws and policies that have been adopted since the beginning of the epidemic. The course will cover both domestic and international policies regarding HIV/AIDS. Archive: 6 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7244 - Public Health Law

Public Health Law. This course provides an introduction to legal issues in public health practice. It addresses the legal authorities for intervention in public health practice, and surveys a variety of federal, state, and local laws and policies affecting public health. Law's role in preventing disease, injury, and disability is explored through particular topic areas such as reproductive health, environmental hazards, workable health, sexually transmitted diseases, tobacco-related illness, vaccine-preventable diseases, and injury control. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7245 - Immigration Law & Practice

Immigration Law and Practice. A study of the immigration, nationality, and naturalization laws of the United States. Among the topics to be discussed are: the immigrant selection system, the issuance of nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, grounds of excludability of aliens and of waiver of excludability, grounds for deportation, change of status within the United States, administrative procedures, administrative appeals, judicial review, nationality by birth and by naturalization, revocation, and naturalization and expatriation. appeals, reviewing proposed administrative decisions, and researching in preparation and support of writing appellate briefs and memoranda to the Board of Immigration Appeals in Washington, D.C. Where permissible, third-year students may present selected cases under the supervision of a staff attorney. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7247 - Health Legislation/Advocacy I

Health Legislation and Advocacy I. This course is the first of a two-semester sequence. It examines the process by which proposed legislation becomes enacted into law at the state level, including drafting, legislative organization and procedure, ethics and lobbying, and the appropriations process. It will focus on health-related legislation, policy and advocacy. Students will have the opportunity to work with a community partner (such as a non-profit health advocacy group, health related government agency, or non-profit health-related enterprise) on a written project that relates to upcoming proposed health-related legislation in the Georgia General Assembly, that proposes new legislation, or that involves other legislation-related health policy or advocacy issues. Students who enroll in Law 7247 must also enroll in Law 7248 in the succeeding semester. Archive: 1 syllabus available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7248 - Health Legislation/Advocacy II

Health Legislation and Advocacy II. This course is a continuation of Health Legislation and Advocacy I. Under the instructor's supervision, students will work with their community partners to track proposed health related legislation or policy, provide legal research for use during the General Assembly's session, prepare testimony, briefings, or other assistance during the session, and work with the relevant legislative committees and other ‘players' in the legislative process. Archive: 1 syllabus available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7249 - Genetics and the Law

Genetics and the Law. This course explores legal and policy issues that arise in the context of the new biotechnologies that incorporate genetic analysis. Topics include the history of genetic research in the U.S., the Human Genome Project, genetic privacy, DNA as a forensic tool, and the role of genetics in new biotechnologies related to reproduction, medical treatment and research, genetic engineering, and pharmacogenetics. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7251 - Law and Social Welfare

Law and Social Welfare. Formerly Public Interest and Social Welfare Law. This course is an introduction to the laws and policies that address social welfare and poverty in American society. The course will explore state and federal laws addressing social welfare, including welfare reform, benefit programs, Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, consumer fraud, problems of the uninsured, and access to appropriate education, affordable housing, and safe environments. The course will also include an examination of the nature of poverty, socio-economic inequalities in U.S. society, and the challenges faced by those who provide legal representation to economically disadvantaged and other vulnerable populations. Archive: 4 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7252 - Human Rights and Children

Human Rights and Children. This course explores the status of the child under international law, the rights of the child under international and regional human rights conventions, and mechanisms available for enforcing such rights. The course begins with an overview of these issues. The course will then focus on selected issues, including trafficking of children, commercial sexual exploitation of children, child labor, children in armed conflict, juvenile justice, and rights to health care and education. In examining each of these specific issues, we will explore the relevant human rights law, efforts to enforce such law, and shortcomings in the existing legal regimes. Case studies will be drawn from a number of countries. In addition, special attention will be given to the U.S. approach to child rights generally and to the specific topic issues explored in the course. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7253 - Human Subjects Research

Human Subjects Research. This course examines legal and ethical considerations in research with human subjects. We will explore in detail the ethical and regulatory framework that governs human subjects research in the U.S., including the historical basis that led to the adoption of the regulations, how that history shaped the current regulations, and how new technologies, such as genetic technologies and stem cell research, challenge the regulatory framework. Archive: 7 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7256 - Independent Research

Independent Research. No more than two credit hours will be counted toward graduation requirements. Students may in their senior year undertake a project which involves investigation, research, and scholarship and culminates in a research paper of publishable quality, as determined by their supervising faculty member. Independent research may satisfy the writing requirement, but only if taken for two credit hours. 1 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7259 - Great Cases in Bioethics

Great Cases in Bioethics. The field of Bioethics has developed over the past thirty years as a product of several shifts in American cultural conciousness, particularly in the role of doctors as they relate to patients. An ongoing conversation about the impact of law in shaping medical practice also influenced the current complexion of Bioethics as an area of study. A number of legal cases stand as signposts for critical moments in the history of Bioethics. They mark the changing public perception of the intersection of science, medicine, personal values and law. This seminar explores approximately one dozen of those cases, in areas such as reproduction, medical confidentiality, withdrawal and witholding of treatment, and definitions of death. Students should be prepared to participate in class discussion, complete a major class presentation as well as a seminar paper on a topic of their choice. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7260 - Special Topics in Bioethics

Special Topics in Bioethics. LAW 6030. Examines issues in Bioethics. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7266 - Insurance Law

Insurance Law. From a perspective of the history and development of the principles governing insurance contracts and the state regulation of the business of insurance, this course will consider the issues associated with the fundamental principles of insurance law, insurable interest, formation and structure of insurance policies, insurance contract interpretation, insurance agency, duties of insurers and policyholders, an analysis of policies and related issues arising from property insurance, liability insurance, automobile insurance, life insurance and disability insurance and a study of the principles of insurance bad faith. Archive: 5 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7268 - Intl Intellectual Property

International Intellectual Property. Intellectual property lawyers face a variety of issues that transcend national borders. This course introduces the principles, treaties and institutions that regulate intellectual property rights at the international level, and surveys major cross-border issues in intellectual property with a focus on copyright, patents and trademarks. 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7270 - Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual Property Law. A study of the federal copyright, patent, and trademark statutes. Archive: 4 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7271 - Adv Intellectual Property Sem

Advanced Intellectual Property Law Seminar. LAW 7270 or LAW 7158 or LAW 7417 or LAW 7478. Over the past 20 years the Supreme Court has decided many cases in Copyright, Trademark, and Patent Law. As Intellectual Property issues have become more important to society and to the economy, the pace and number of Supreme Court cases has increased. In this seminar, students will examine selected Supreme Court cases, and other relevant developments and then write a substantial research paper. The course may include presentations of the works-in-progress. Archive: 4 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7272 - Licensing of Intel. Property

Licensing of Intellectual Property. Law 7158, LAW 7270, LAW 7417, LAW 7416, or LAW 7478. This course will involve analysis of cases involving litigation over licenses, including the licensing of electronic rights. It will include comparative examination of licenses and licensing agreements and practical experience in drafting and negotiating license agreements. Students who successfully complete this course may also apply to their required hours to graduate from the College of Law up to 3 credit hours for successfully completing (i.e., achieving a grade of B- or greater) the graduate level Entrepreneurship and Enterprise course (MGS 8500) at the Robinson College of Business. Law 7272 and MGS 8500 need not be taken in the same academic year or in any particular order. Archive: 3 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7273 - International Law

International Law. This course surveys the basic principles of law governing, primarily, the legal interrelationships of sovereign states within the context of the global legal order. Considered are the origins and sources of public international law; participation in the international legal order; the legal implications of the doctrine of sovereignty over land, sea, and air; jurisdictional aspects of international law; international obligations; the resolution of international disputes; and the law of international cooperation. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7274 - Int'l Criminal Law

International Criminal Law. Jurisdiction in international criminal law, specific applications (e. g., Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Money Laundering, Terrorism), procedural issues (e.g., mutual assistance, extradition), and international courts. At the discretion of the instructor, International Criminal Law may be offerred as a seminar with a research paper required. Archive: 3 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7275 - Int'l Business Transactions

International Business Transactions. A systematic approach to legal problems arising in transactions that involve entities operating in two or more nations. As well as examining international trade accords and relevant commercial law, this course surveys United States law, practice and procedure relating to the import and export of goods and transnational flow of services. Archive: 9 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7277 - Int'l Human Rights

International Human Rights. An introduction to international human rights law and institutions. This course deals with the development of the international protection of human rights and focuses on the work of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, and the role of nongovernmental international human rights organizations and the human rights policy of the United States. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7278 - Intl Human Rts Sem-immigration

International Human Rights Seminar - Immigration. A seminar on selected problems in international human rights law. A paper is required. Public International Law or International Human Rights is helpful but not required. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7280 - International Moot Court

International Moot Court. This course is open to those students chosen to represent GSU College of Law in the annual Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. 1 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7282 - Int'l Human Rts: Prac App Sem

International Human Rights: Practical Applications Seminar. At least 2 classes relating to international law and/or human rights, one of which must be LAW 7273 or LAW 7277. The objective of this course is to give students an opportunity to integrate their knowledge about international human rights law with the fundamentals of civil and criminal procedure, constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility in a real-world context. Each year the course will focus on a contemporary human rights issue and, to the extent possible, the students will assess the situation and develop a work product as if they were representing the "client" at issue. Limited enrollment. Admission only by application and permission of professor. Applicants must have a cumulative gpa of at least 2.30 at the time of enrollment. 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7283 - Int'l H R Sem: Indig Peoples

International Human Rights Seminar: Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples. Please contact Professor Saito for details at nsaito@gsu.edu. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7288 - Intl & Foreign Legal Research

International and Foreign Legal Research. This course will provide an overview of international and foreign legal research. Students will receive a solid grounding in the practical skills and knowledge required for research in these areas. Foreign legal systems, international treaties, intergovernmental organizations and other related topics will be addressed. Theoretical principles -- such as developing cost-and time-efficient research strategies -- will also be covered. Electronic resources will be the primary focus of the class, though students will learn about, use and evaluate print resources as well. Students will be evaluated based on legal research assignments, in-class presentations and a take-home exam which tests their understanding of research tools and ability to perform foreign and international legal research tasks. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7289 - Intl Law/u S Foreign Relations

International Law and U.S. Foreign Relations. This course examines the intersection between international law, U.S. law, and U.S. foreign policy. It centers on case studies, including Guantanamo Bay and the torture memos, the U.S. posture towards the International Criminal Court, and the invasion of Iraq, alongside the international news of the day. By working through such controversies, students will be exposed to competing international and domestic interpretations of sovereignty, the use of force, the role of the Security Council, the authority of the International Court of Justice, and even the nature of international law itself. Discussions of foreign policy will be grounded in core provisions of international law and U.S. law. International Law and U.S. Foreign Relations. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7291 - Interviewing/Counseling

Interviewing and Counseling. This course is designed to help students understand and develop skills in interviewing and counseling methods and techniques. Students will learn through reading, discussion, extensive role-playing, and self-reflection. Students will also learn to develop strategies for addressing moral and ethical issues which can arise when interviewing and counseling clients in different legal contexts. Enrollment may be limited. Archive: 4 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7295 - Jurisprudence

Jurisprudence. This course explores selected topics related to the role of law in American society. Particular attention will be given to such issues as the law's authority to compel obedience; the relationship of law and morality; and the meaning of the concept of justice. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7300 - Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice. A study of the juvenile justice system from investigation and detention to adjudication and disposition. The theoretical and practical distinctions between delinquency and criminality are considered. Topics covered include status offenses, diversion, and dispositional alternatives. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7306 - Juvenile Law

Juvenile Law. A course which considers the parent-child relationship, the power of the state to intervene in the lives of parents and children and problems relating to dependency, neglect, delinquency and status offenses. Archive: 5 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7320 - Land Use Law

Land Use Law. LAW 5050. The principal methods of public control of land use, including judicial control through doctrines such as nuisance, and legislative control through the power of eminent domain, taxation and the police powers. Special emphasis is given to the theory and practice of zoning. Archive: 6 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7325 - Land Use Drafting Seminar

Land Use Drafting Seminar. LAW 7320 and LAW 7375. After introductory classes on the role and methodology of legislative drafters for local government, students draft model ordinances for selected problems and present analyses of those ordinances. Each student prepares two drafting exercises: a comprehensive regulation in the role of government attorney and suggested amendments to another student's regulation in the role of attorney for an interest group. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7328 - Law & Business of Immigration

Law and Business of Immigration. Recommended but not required as prerequisites: LAW 7245, LAW 7521, LAW 7193, LAW 7195, or LAW 7191. This course examines the intersection of immigration, labor, and employment issues from law and business perspectives. Using both legal analysis and business school-type case studies, the course introduces major areas of labor and employment law and explores the rights of immigrant workers under each area of law. The course also covers business immigration, including visas available to skilled and unskilled foreign workers and employers' obligations to verify workers' immigration status. Finally, the course examines international labor supply and demand issues from the perspectives of workers and employers. The course is interdisciplinary and highly participatory, and will expose students both to doctrinal legal questions and to the realities pf employing, and representing, immigrant workers. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7330 - Law and the Elderly

Law and the Elderly. A study of legal problems that are common to elderly clients, including Social Security, SSI, Medicare, nursing home law, pensions, and age discrimination. This course may also consider issues relating to guardianships, conservatorships, housing problems, voluntary euthanasia, and abuse of the elderly. Archive: 5 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7331 - Law and Health Equity

Law and Health Equity. This course is an introduction to understanding socioeconomic causes of chronic and mental health illnesses in low-income and minority communities, and will emphasize the need for legal solutions to such diseases. In this course, the students will analyze the applicability of current laws, policies and regulations in creating safe and healthy neighborhoods for vulnerable populations. Students will work with Neighborhood Planning Units (“NPUs”) as community partners in order to assess the impact of and provide recommendations for the mitigation of health disparities in underserved communities in the Atlanta area. 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7335 - Law and Literature

Law and Literature. Literature can provide a humanistic perspective for understanding law, affording insights into the nature of law and social justice. This course will examine the interplay of law and literature primarily through texts about crime and punishment. Each class will explore one or more interrelated themes, including the tension between law and equity, authority and legitimacy, retribution and redemption, civic duty, revenge and betrayal. Readings will include works by Sophocles, Shakespeare, Melville, Conrad, Camus, Fugard, Traver, Glaspell and others. Students will be required to write three short papers during the semester and one substantial final work which, if satisfactory, may be used to fulfill the upper level writing requirement. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7336 - Fundamentals of Law Practice

Fundamentals of Law Practice. Students will learn practice skills and ethical decision making through simulating the work of a small, general practice law firm. The course grade will be based on written work, performance in simulation exercises, class participation, and performance in simulation exercises and actual client representation. Enrollment is limited and consent of the instructor is required. Archive: 2 syllabi available 4 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7339 - Managing Corporate Integrity

Managing Corporate Integrity. This course introduces management and law students to the fundamental issues and current best practices in managing legal/ethical compliance and corporate social responsibility. Topics and cases will cover both domestic and international business issues. Special attention is given to preparing law and management students to understand and manage the demands on U.S. and international corporations making complex business decisions on the face of increasing expectations for transparency and accountability. Structured around real-world cases that simulate the challenges of today's domestic and global markets, the course equips students to manage and integrate the differing perspectives of lawyers and managers. The course uses focused readings in law and management, interactive case-studies, simulations, and class discussions that include presentations by corporate executives. Prior study of Corporations and Professional Responsibility recommended, but not required. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7341 - Law and Mental Health

Law and Mental Health. Formerly Law and Psychiatry. An examination of the interrelationship of law and psychiatry and the role of psychiatric experts in the legal process. The course will address civil aspects of mental health law such as commitment of the mentally ill, competency, testamentary capacity, and the law of psychic damages; and, criminal aspects of forensic psychiatry including criminal responsibility, competency to stand trail, juristic psychology, dangerousness determinations, and coerced behavioral change. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7349 - Law and Religion

Law and Religion. This course will present an exploration of the historical formation and current judicial interpretations of the establishment and free exercise clauses of the First Amendment, as well as the theories of church and state, and religion and law, that support and contest these interpretations. The course will also compare and contrast the prevailing models of these protections in Europe and the United States, as well as explore intersections of law and religion, including the effect of religion on law and of law on religion, the degree to which law should accommodate religious beliefs and practices, the concept of legal pluralism, and the secularization of the American legal system. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7350 - Law Review

Law Review. One hour per semester for a maximum of five hours. For upper-level students who serve on the editorial board or as candidates for the Georgia State University Law Review. By invitation only. 1 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7355 - Law & Emerging Technologies

Law and Emerging Technologies. Limited enrollment. This seminar will examine various technological developments in areas such as medicine, agriculture, energy, and information technology and explore the legal frameworks pertaining to these technologies while highlighting the legal challenges. Students will be required to complete a paper on an approved topic. Archive: 4 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7357 - Law of Social Enterprise

The Law of Social Enterprise. This course will cover the existing and developing law of “social enterprise.” Although there is no universally accepted legal definition of “social enterprise,” the term generally refers to using market-based approaches (such as selling products or services) to solve complex social problems, instead of using more traditional, and primary charitable, methods to solve such problems. The principal focus of the course will be upon federal and state laws that are uniquely applicable when an organization engages in social enterprise. For example, the course will consider laws limiting the conduct of commercial activities by nonprofit organizations as well as laws requiring for-profit organizations to maximize shareholder wealth, even when doing so is arguably detrimental to employees, the environment, the community or other stakeholders. Successful completion of at least one of the following courses is a prerequisite, although it may be taken concurrently with this course: Corporations, Unincorporated Business Associations, Business Tax, or Nonprofit Organizations. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7363 - History of the Common Law

History of the Common Law in England and America. This course examines the origins, development and characteristics of core Anglo-American legal concepts and institutions. Using primary source materials (cases, statutes, codes, ordinances) and occasional narrative overviews for context, the course explores how and why fundamental Anglo-American legal concepts (e.g., trespass) and legal institutions (e.g., jury) have changed over time due to complex social, economic, and religious factors. The course will help students situate Anglo-American legal doctrines and institutions within their historical context and illuminate how modern American legal practice and jurisprudence has been shaped by the past. The course is interdisciplinary and highly participatory, and will expose students to the realities of internal and external legal change. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7375 - Legislation

Legislation. An examination of the legislative process and statutory interpretation, including examination of how legislation is enacted; constitutional limitations upon legislative enactments; amendment, revision and repeal; the interrelationship between courts and legislatures; and the interpretive process and the principles and techniques which guide courts in that process. Archive: 6 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7385 - State and Local Government Law

State and Local Government Law. Formerly Local Government Law. This course examines the relationship between local, state, and federal governments. It inludes a study of the sources and limits of local government authority in the context of constitutional and statutory law. Among the topics considered are delegation of state authority, government spending and financing, conflicts and preemption, the use of special purpose government entities, and annexation and incorporation. Archive: 3 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7390 - Mass Communications Law

Mass Communications Law. Topics to be covered may include broadcast and cable rules and regulations, free press and fair trial, libel, privacy and the press, journalist's privilege, the law of news gathering, and access and reply to the press. Archive: 4 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7395 - Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions. The law relating to transactions by means of which two or more corporations combine with but one corporate entity surviving, or in which one business entity obtains another by purchase, exchange, or the like. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7397 - Intl Persp On Urb Law & Policy

International Perspectives on Urban Law and Policy is a course taught by visiting foreign or international law professors specializing in land use, planning, and environmental law, on the comparative legal aspects of metropolitan growth management and control as it affects the human, built and physical environments. This course is 2 credit hours with the option of an additional credit hour for writing a paper. The paper may be either independent research on a topic of your choice, or a paper written in conjunction with participation in a week-long Study Abroad offering (over Spring Break) focused on urban law and policy issues. Archive: 8 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7405 - Moot Court I

Moot Court Board I. After having successfully completed Legal Bibliography and RWA, prospective Board members with overall GPA's of 2.7 or higher are invited to participate in the group. Successful completion shall be deemed to be a grade of Satisfactory in Legal Bibliography and either an overall average of 2.7 or higher in RWA or a 3.0 or higher in the second semester of RWA. (For full details, consult bylaws of Moot Court.) Members will either be a part of Competition Teams or serve as Case Counsels who develop Appellate Advocacy problems. Academic credit is awarded to members. 1 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7406 - Moot Court II

Moot Court Board II. LAW 7405. 1 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7407 - Moot Court III

Moot Court III. 1 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7408 - Moot Court IV

Moot Court IV. 1 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7411 - Nonprofit Orgs: Law & Taxation

Nonprofit Organizations: Law and Taxation. LAW 7095 (may be taken concurrently). This course will cover the corporate governance and tax issues that affect nonprofit organizations. The major topics discussed will include organization, state regulation, tax exemption, and restrictions on lobbying and political activity. The course will also examine private foundations, unrelated business income taxation, and charitable deduction rules. Approximately one-third to one-half of the course will focus upon state-law applicable to nonprofits (using the Georgia Code as a statutory model) while the remaining portion of the course will focus upon the taxation of nonprofits. Basic Federal Taxation is a pre-requisite, although it may be taken concurrently. Archive: 2 syllabi available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7413 - National Security Law

National Security Law. LAW 6000. This seminar explores the constitutional architecture for the American national security enterprise and the role played by the three branches of government. Topics of study include the use of armed force to maintain the security of the nation and its consistency with statutory and constitutional constraints. Recent topics include anti-terrorism, anticipatory self-defense and preemptive war; targeted killing and the use of drones; intelligence gathering authority for the CIA, FBI and NSA and its constraint by the Fourth Amendment; the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court system; data mining; detention of terrorists and military combatants; preventive detention; detention of material witnesses; extraordinary rendition, material support crimes; and trial by military commissions. Students are evaluated on the basis of an assigned paper or project. Papers may satisfy the writing Archive: 3 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7414 - Negotiation

Negotiation. Students may not enroll in this course if they have taken or are taking LAW 7060 - Alternative Dispute Resolution. This course provides the fundamentals of negotiation. It offers both a theoretical understanding of the negotiation process and practical skills of an effective negotiator. The course combines readings, simulated role plays and exercises, and written assignments. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7415 - Partnership Taxation

Partnership Taxation. LAW 7095. This course will cover the federal income taxation of partnerships (including limited liabilty companies) from formation through distributions to liquidations. The tax implications to both the partners (or members) and the entity will be examined. The course will cover transfers of property to a newly formed or preexisting partnership or limited liability company; normal distributions; "inside" and "outside" basis adjustments; sales of partnership or membership interests; partnership and limited liability company liquidations and partner and member withdrawals. NOTE: The maximum number of credit hours a student may earn for taking any combination of LAW 7110, LAW 7415 and LAW 7127 is 4. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7416 - Patent Drafting & Prosecution

Patent Drafting and Prosecution. Recommended Prerequisites: LAW 7270 and/or LAW 7417 This course focuses on preparation of patent applications and prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Topics include types of patent applications, inventor interviews, analysis of prior art, preparation of the patent specification, claim drafting, inventorship/ownership determination, amendment practice, and argument practice, with coverage of U.S. law and regulations governing patent prosecution practice. A technical background is helpful, but not required, to take this course. Archive: 3 syllabi available 1 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7417 - Patent Law

Patent Law. An introduction to patentability, patent infringement, and patent and trademark licensing. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7421 - GA Products Liability Seminar

Georgia Products Liability Seminar. This course will examine Georgia laws relating to the legal responsibility of product suppliers for harms caused by product defects and misrepresentations. Appropriate parties, causes of actions, and varieties of defects will be among the topics discussed. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7425 - Public International Law

Public International Law. This course surveys the basic principles of law governing, primarily, the legal interrelationships of sovereign states within the context of the global legal order. Considered are the origins and sources of public international law; participation in the international legal order; the legal implications of the doctrine of sovereignty over land, sea, and air; jurisdictional aspects of international law; international obligations; the resolution of international disputes; and the law of international cooperation. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7433 - Race/ethnicity & the Law

Race, Ethnicity and the Law. LAW 6000 recommended but not required. Race has played a central role in American law from the Constitutional Convention through the civil rights movement to debates on affirmative action. This course will look at the evolution of "race" as a legal construct and its relation to ethnicity in our legal system. Examining cases, statutes, and analysis from diverse viewpoints, the course will consider the concept of a "colorblind" legal system in light of these historical developments. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7435 - Real Estate Transactions

Real Estate Transactions. LAW 5050. This is the basic course in conveyancing. The simple transfer of residential real estate is studied: listing agreements, contracts for sale, financing, closing, recording, and warranty obligations. Archive: 10 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7445 - Remedies

Remedies. This course is concerned with the equitable and legal remedies which are available to protect property interests, personal interests, and business interests. In addition to its emphasis on protectable real and personal property interests, the course will also include: (1) examination of public policy considerations relative to urban housing problems, the control of nuisance, and the resolution of ownership controversies and attempts by contracting parties to alter damage rules; (2) remedies in employer-employee disputes; and (3) a miscellany of tortious interest protection including defamation, product disparagement, injury to feelings, and physical injury and death. Damage remedies, restitutionary remedies, and specific performance and injunctive relief will be the focus of the course. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7451 - Sales

Sales. LAW 5011. The study of commercial sales transactions with emphasis on Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7453 - Forensic Evidence

Forensic Evidence. LAW 6010. This course will examine selected topics in the forensic sciences devoted to the investigation and trial of both civil and criminal cases. Primary attention will be given to the investigation and trial of criminal cases. The course topics will consist of both legal and scientific aspects of the investigative and trial processes. Legal analyses will focus primarily on issues of criminal and civil discovery and the debate over the legal requirements for an area of forensic science to be utilized at trial. Archive: 3 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7454 - Forensic Medicine

Forensic Medicine. This is an interdisciplinary course exploring the interaction between the practices of law and medicine. The course highlights the challenges and advantages of using forensic medicine in legal proceedings and how it affects the fields of health and law. It addresses subjects such as toxic causation, disease epidemiology, vaccination litigation, paternalistic medicine, medical malpractice, fraud and abuse, government/regime sponsored experiments, mental health problems, and issues associated with the beginning and end of life. In class, students will be able to identify controversy and common ground and work on problem-solving techniques in cases that both reply upon and sometimes criticize forensic medicine. The course will improve understanding about how law and medicine interact to create public policy and impact public perception. Students will write a final paper for the course that examines a specific area of forensic medicine and how the legal system has, continues to, and, in the future, will shape that practice. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7460 - Securities Regulation

Securities Regulation. LAW 7101. The Securities Act of 1933 as well as portions of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. Requirements for registration under the 1933 Act as well as the exemptions therefrom. Rule 10(b) (5) liability as well as liability under Sections 11 and 12 of the 1933 Act. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7468 - Sentencing

Sentencing. This class will broadly examine the purposes, principles and practices of criminal sentencing in the United States. While federal sentencing law has received the most attention in recent years, particularly since the creation of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, it is impossible to understand the current dynamics or the likely future trends of federal sentencing without also taking state practices into account. As such, this course will examine sentencing law and incarceration practices in both the federal and state systems. This course will also assess a variety of alternative sanctions, including the death penalty, probation, and various other judicial and administrative sanctions, as well as some of the collateral consequences that accompany criminal conviction. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7471 - Sexual Identity & the Law

Sexual Identity and the Law. This course focuses on issues pertaining to sexual identity and the law. The course will examine topics such as employment issues, military service, domestic relations, and criminal laws as they relate to sexual identity. At the discretion of the instructor, Sexual Identity and the Law may be offered as a seminar with a research paper required. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7473 - Sports Law

Sports Law. Selected legal problems of athletes, teams, leagues, and associations will be examined, along with antitrust and other regulatory concerns faced by sports as a commercial industry. Archive: 4 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7478 - Trademarks/unfair Competition

Trademarks and Unfair Competition. Analysis of common law and federal trademark law, including the acquisition, maintenance, and enforcement of rights, as well as the remedies available for infringement. Unfair competition law doctrines such as "passing off" and "false designation of origin" will also be covered. The course will also include recent developments in false advertising and an overview of the right of publicity, including the use of "sound-a-likes" and "look-a-likes." Archive: 4 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7482 - Theories of Justice Seminar

Theories of Justice Seminar. This course addresses a fundamental question at the heart of our society and judicial system -- "What is justice?" Students will critically examine the framework John Rawls proposed in A Theory of Justice (1971) and later writings. Alternative libertarian, utilitarian, communitarian, and egalitarian, theories will be considered as well. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7487 - Trial Advocacy I

Trial Advocacy I. Students enrolled in these courses will represent the College of Law on teams competing in mock trial competitions, including the Georgia Bar Association Competition, the National Trial Competition, the Atlanta Trial Lawyers Association Competition, the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers Competition and other competitions. Enrollment will be limited. S/U grade. 1 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7488 - Trial Advocacy II

Trial Advocacy II. See Law 7487. 1 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7489 - Trial Advocacy III

1 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7490 - Trial Advocacy IV

1 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7494 - Urban Fellows Program

Urban Fellows Program. For upper-level students who are selected to serve as Urban Fellows of the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth. 1 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7496 - U.S. Tax of Int'l Trans

United States Taxation of International Transactions. LAW 7095 and LAW 7110 or consent of instructor. Examines the income tax provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Code which affect international transactions and activities, including import, export, and performance of services. Archive: 1 syllabus available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7500 - Water Rights

Water Rights. LAW 5050. Limited enrollment. This seminar will focus on the issues of law and policy arising in allocation of water resources. After introductory sessions dealing with basic legal principles involved in acquiring, maintaining, transferring, and adjudicating property rights in water, students will present in-class analyses of current topics in water resource allocation. Each student presentation will form the basis of a research paper to be completed within five weeks of the final class. Students are urged to begin consultation with the instructor to identify topic areas during the semester before the course offering. Archive: 2 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7506 - White Collar Crime

White Collar Crime. A study of the prosecution and defense of persons for nonviolent crime for financial gain typically committed by means of deception and in the course and under color of legitimate economic activity. Archive: 5 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7510 - Wills/trusts/estates I

Wills, Trusts and Estates I. Basic survey of the legal framework surrounding the transfer of property through intestate succession, wills, and trusts. Includes coverage of powers of appointment and an introductory overview of wealth transfer taxation. Archive: 15 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7521 - Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation. LAW 5060. An examination of common features of state workers' compensation statutes including concepts of accident, course of employment, injuries arising out of employment, and causation as well as related problems. Archive: 6 syllabi available 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7600 - Tax Clinic - Tax Court I

Tax Law Clinic: Tax Court I. LAW 7095. This clinic will permit students to assist individual clients to prepare their cases for presentation before the Small Claims Division of U.S. Tax Court and before the administrative appeals offices of the Internal Revenue Service. Under appropriate supervision, students will provide advice in a wide range of matters arising under the Internal Revenue Code. They will interview clients, research legal issues, analyze facts, prepare protests and petitions. This course may be taken by a limited number of students, and students seeking to enroll must have an overall GPA of 2.30. Archive: 5 syllabi available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7601 - Tax Clinic - Tax Court II

Tax Law Clinic: Tax Court II. LAW 7095 and LAW 7600. This is a continuation of Tax Law Clinic Tax Court I. Students will handle the more advanced aspects of the cases developed in Tax Court I. Their activities will include actual presentation of taxpayer positions before the I.R.S. and arguing cases before the U.S. Tax Court. This course may be taken by a limited number of students, and students seeking to enroll must have a minimum GPA of 2.30. Archive: 4 syllabi available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7602 - Investor Advocacy Clinic I

Investor Advocacy Clinic I 2.30 GPA and successful completion of all first year courses. Students in the Investor Advocacy Clinic will focus on the representation of small investors with claims against their brokers in FINRA mediation and arbitration. Under appropriate supervision, students will gain experience and knowledge in investigating potential claims, interviewing and counseling clients, preparing case documents, negotiating settlements and participating in the FINRA mediation and/or securities arbitration process. Students will also engage in community education and outreach to benefit potential investors. Participating students will have the opportunity, through live client representation, simulations. and community outreach, to develop valuable lawyering skills and gain exposure to subtantive business law issues as well as alternative dispute resolution methods. Enrollment is limited and students must obtain the permission of the instructor prior to registering for this course. Students who have completed the first semester of their second year (full time) or third year (part time) may apply to participate in the clinic. It is strongly recommended that students take Corporations and/or Securities Regulation prior to or concurrently with enrollment in the Investor Advocacy Clinic. Archive: 3 syllabi available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7603 - Investor Advocacy Clinic II

Investor Advocacy Clinic II Prerequisites: 2.30 GPA and LAW 7602. This is a continuation of Investor Advocacy Clinic I. Students will handle the more advanced aspects of the issues covered in Investor Advocacy Clinic I. Enrollment is limited and students must obtain the permission of the instructor prior to registering for this course. 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7610 - Comp Law of Employment Discrim

Comparative Law of Employment Discrimination. Please see http://law.gsu.edu/metrogrowth/4866.html for information and details. 2 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7611 - Law & Climate Change in Brazil

Comparative Legal and Policy Responses to Climiate Change. Please see http://law.gsu.edu/metrogrowth/4866.html for information and details. 1 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7612 - Probs in Comparative Const Law

Selected Problems in Comparative Constitutional Law. Please see http://law.gsu.edu/metrogrowth/4866.html for information and details. 2 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7613 - Environmental Diplomacy & Ibt

Environmental Diplomacy and International Business Transactions. Please see http://law.gsu.edu/metrogrowth/4866.html for information and details. 1 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7614 - Urban Ec & Env Sustainability

Urban Economic and Environmental Sustainability: Law, Policy & Culture. Please see http://law.gsu.edu/metrogrowth/4866.html for information and details. 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7615 - Multi-national Enterprises

Multi-National Enterprises: Environmental Policy, Planning and Practice. Please see http://law.gsu.edu/metrogrowth/4866.html for information and details. 1 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7616 - Environ Consid in Intl Trade

Safety, Health, and Environmental Considerations in International Trade. Please see http://law.gsu.edu/metrogrowth/4866.html for information and details. 2 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7650 - Coastal Law

Coastal Law. This course examines the competing interests in coastal zones, the problems of public and private ownership rights, and the conflicts of legal jurisdiction. Shifts in federal policy, as well as varying policy considerations, are explored in depth. Specific state and federal statutes are reviewed, along with international and regional treaties. When taught abroad, the course will also include a significant comparative law aspect. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7651 - Social Equality and the Law

Social Equality and the Law. This course will examine the legal response to (in)equality in the United States and Brazil with a comparative consideration of the treatment of racial, ethnic, and economic status in both nations. Topics for comparison will include constitutional and statutory status protections, affirmative action efforts and also the cultural limits of legal enforcement. 1 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7652 - Pub Health Law & Pol:perspecti

Public Health Law & Policy: Global & Comparative Perspectives. This course will examine legal concerns relating to global public health regulation, including intellectual property, national security and inter-governmental cooperation challenges. As a comparative and international law course, it will first consider efforts to strengthen the global legal structure for regulation of public health. It will then examine regional law and regulation of public health in the Americas, and in particular cross-border health issues. Finally, it will compare U.S. and other national challenges in public health regulation. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7653 - Comp Concepts of Crim Justice

Comparative Concepts of Criminal Justice. This course will examine how Brazil and the United States conceive of criminal justice. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7654 - Ecosystem Management Law

Ecosystem Management Law. Recommended prior courses: Law 7200 (Environmental Law) and/or Law 7320 (Land Use Law) Beginning in the 1970's, the nation federalized environmental protection with a series of major pieces of legislation. Each of these laws focused on the clean up of a single environmental medium, mandating cleaner air, water, soils, etc. Increasingly, however, diverse interests from real estate financing companies to local government officials have called for an integrated approach that combines land use planning techniques and environmental law and regulation. Ecosystem Management Law will explore these laws, regulations, and techniques for environmental management. The course is thus recommended for those students who wish to position themselves for careers in real estate, land use, and environmental law. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7655 - Comparative Ecosystem Mgt Law

Comparative Ecosystem Management Law. This course, which can only be taken immediately before or after a student enrolls in Law 7654 (Ecosystem Management Law) will be a one-week, intensive comparative law course held between the Fall and Spring semesters. The course will require students to research and write a short research paper related to the comparative legal themes explored in the course. 1 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7656 - Law, Env Sustainability & Dev

Law, Environmental Sustainability and Development. The first part of this course is an intensive, week-long field course in the city of Nova Friburgo, located in Rio de Janeiro state approximately two hours from Rio de Janeiro's international airport. During this week, students will both hear from and visit with different stakeholders competing for the resources of the extensive Tres Picos State Park, which abuts the city, and go on field trips related to their lectures and conversations. The speakers will be lawyers, government officials, engineers, biologists, farmers and environmental activists, among others. In this way, students will have a better grasp of the magnitude of the challenges facing park administrators and local governments as they work responsibly to manage natural resources taking into account the environmental, social, economic and political consequences of their decisions and activities. The second half of the course, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, will be skills-based and will introduce students to negotiation and mediation techniques in the context of resolving questions like those disputes among stakeholders studied in the first week. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7657 - Comparative Family Law

Comparative Family Law. This course will explore and critically examine the intersection of law, family and society. Using various principles of jurisprudence, sociological theory, and empirical research, as well as guest speakers and site visits, to compare and contrast Brazilian and U.S. models of family formation and family dissolution. In addition, this course will examine how race, gender and class mediate relational power in whose family life is defined, regulated, and protected under the law versus whose family is created outside the shadow of the law. Topics include marriage, divorce, parent's and children's rights, "third party" rights, domestic violence, adoption, and reproductive technology. 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7658 - Int'l & Comparative Health Law

International & Comparative Health Law. Please see http://law.gsu.edu/metrogrowth/4866.html for information and details. 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7659 - Comparative Corporate Law

Comparative Corporate Law: Governance/Transactions/Practice. Compares and contrasts the systems for regulating internal governance and corporate finance in various countries, with a primary emphasis on the United States and Brazil. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7660 - Comp Environ Law: Urban Issues

Comparative Environmental Law: Urban Issues. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7661 - Comp Mergers & Acquisitions

Comparative Mergers and Acquisitions Law. This course compares and contrasts the systems for regulating negotiated and hostile business combinations-mergers, stock purchases (including tender offers), asset transfers, and other available transactions in various countries. Emphasis will be placed on underlying policies and the ramifications of those policies on corporate constituencies in and outside the core corporate governance structure (i.e., "other constituencies" as well as directors, officers, and shareholders). Course work will include both legal drafting and expository writing. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7662 - Conflict Prevention & Com Impr

Conflict Prevention and Community Improvement. Please see http://law.gsu.edu/metrogrowth/4866.html for information and details. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7663 - Comparative Legal Institutions

This course will examine, compare and contrast the Brazilian and United States legal systems, focusing in particular on the role of courts and the judiciary. Topics will include the method of judicial selection, retention, and training; and the major social, legal, and political challenges that each country's courts currently face. In addition to a comparative overview of the U.S. and Brazilian civil and criminal justice systems and the Brazilian judiciary, the course will address how the U.S. and Brazilian systems have responded, in the civil and criminal arenas, to two specific challenges -- access to justice and decisional delay (as prompted by caseload volume) -- and how those challenges have impacted the overall objective of accomplishing and maintaining institutional legitimacy. The course will, finally, consider how differences in culture and society affect different outcomes. 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7664 - Intl & Comp Equality Law Sem

International and Comparative Equality Law Seminar. Please see http://law.gsu.edu/metrogrowth/4866.html for information and details. 2 to 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7665 - Comparative Legal Institutions

Comparative Legal Institutions and Institutional Legitimacy. Please see http://law.gsu.edu/metrogrowth/4866.html for information and details. 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7700 - Bus. Succession Plan. Capstone

Business Succession Planning Capstone. (6 credit hours) Prerequisites: Law 7510, and either LAW 7127 or LAW 7110. Law 7110 may be taken concurrently. This course will integrate and apply the knowledge gathered from Wills, Trusts, and Estates; Basic Taxation; and Professional Responsibility to a real-life business succession fact pattern. The course will bridge the gap between academic studies and the practice of law. Students will engage in significant experiential learning exercises in which writing and oral skills are developed. Archive: 1 syllabus available 4 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 7800 - Health Care Trans Practicum

Health Care Transactions and Regulatory Practicum. LAW 7240. This advanced health law course brings students together with practicing health law attorneys to learn and apply substantive laws and practical skills to handle a range of model health care transactions. Students will work in teams of associates under the supervision of the professor and one or more adjunct professors to engage in health care contract drafting, review, negotiations, regulatory analysis, legal memoranda, and professional advisement. The model health care transactions will involve fictitious clients and include hospital-physician agreements and health care joint ventures and/or acquisitions. Students will be evaluated on the basis of the completion of transactional projects, written work, and oral communication. Students will also receive ungraded feedback and opportunity to refine and improve final, graded work products. This course will count toward the Health Law Certificate lawyering skills requirement. Archive: 1 syllabus available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 8001 - Externship - Spring

Externship - Spring semester. This course is the Externship component for the spring semester. Please see the Externship faculty for details. 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 8005 - Externship - Summer

Externship - Summer semester. This course is the Externship component for the summer semester. Please see the Externship faculty for details. 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 8006 - Summer I.p. Program in D.c.

Summer I.P. Program In D.C. This program will require students to work at the USPTO in Alexandria, Virginia. Students will be required to complete weekly assignments and an Atlanta patent lawyer will facilitate a one-hour weekly seminar. The class will be graded on an S/U scale and students will earn 4 credit hours upon successful completion of the program. This program will count toward total Externship hours allowed. Students who have taken two semesters of externships are not eligible to receive course credit. 4 Credit Hours - GoSolar

Law 8008 - Externship - Fall

Externship - Fall semester. This course is the Externship component for the fall semester. Please see the Externship faculty for details. Archive: 3 syllabi available 3 Credit Hours - GoSolar

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