Course Descriptions

LAW 7099 – Bedford Mentor Program – 0 SCH

The Louis a. Bedford Jr. Mentorship program provides students with opportunities to interact with practicing attorneys, begin to develop their professional networks, and gain insight into the Dallas legal market.
Required.

LAW 7100 – Lawyering Fundamentals – 1 SCH

Introduces students to the UNT Dallas College of Law and its curriculum, and introduces concepts and skills that will be important throughout the study of law, including introduction to law as a profession, introduction to the court systems in Dallas, anatomy of a trial and anatomy of a deal, methods of effective studying and learning in law school, and interactions and interviews with lawyers relating to legal education and the practice of law. 
Required.

LAW 7101 – Principles of Accounting and Finance for Lawyers – 1 SCH 

Focuses on the core accounting and finance principles that lawyers encounter across many areas of practice. Core goals are being able to read, interpret, and use basic financial statements, and understanding and applying basic principles of valuation. 
Prerequisites: For both full-time and part-time students, completion of all courses taken in their first year.

LAW 7104 - Legal Methods - 1 SCH

This course focuses on the skills fundamental to success in law school, including the process of identifying legal issues posed by a problem, identifying and articulating relevant rules of law applicable to a problem, applying rules of law to a problem, and reaching evaluative conclusions about the problem in light of the legal analysis.
Prerequisite(s): Consent of department. Required.

LAW 7108 – Advanced Legal Research – 1 SCH

The purpose of this course is to build upon the knowledge acquired in the first year Legal Writing and Research course. Students have the opportunity to gain greater depth in their working knowledge of legal research methods, keeping cost effectiveness at the forefront. The course will review primary and secondary sources and will explore, among other resources, subject-specific secondary sources, practice materials, legislative history, historical resources, and more administrative materials. Students will be introduced in greater depth to alternative resources. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate research options and make choices that best suit a particular legal research situation.

LAW 7109 - Academic Success Asst. Program - 1 SCH

Upper-level students enrolled in the Academic Success Assistant Program will support the Legal Methods course for 1L students by providing supplementary workshops that focus on legal analysis and study skills. ASAP fellows teach weekly workshops to 10-20 1L students that expand on the content presented in Legal Methods and provide 1L students additional opportunities to practice and apply skills presented in Legal Methods and doctrinal courses.

LAW 7110 – Criminal Law Topics – 1 SCH

Course designed to provide advanced coverage by focusing on a narrow topic within a broader area. This course may be repeated if the covered topic has changed. Examples of topics that may be covered in this course include white collar crimes, juvenile law, and post-conviction litigation.

LAW 7111 – Dispute Resolution Topics – 1 SCH

Course designed to provide advanced coverage by focusing on a narrow topic within a broader area. This course may be repeated if the covered topic has changed. Examples of topics that may be covered in this course include mediation, negotiation techniques, and arbitration.

LAW 7112 – Public Law Topics – 1 SCH

Course designed to provide advanced coverage by focusing on a narrow topic within a broader area. This course may be repeated if the covered topic has changed. Examples of topics that may be covered in this course include poverty law, non-profit law, and education law.

LAW 7114 – International Law Topics – 1 SCH

Provides an introduction to public international law, including treaties; laws of the sea, air, and space; human rights; and international dispute resolution.

LAW 7115 – Family Law Topics – 1 SCH

Course designed to provide advanced coverage by focusing on a narrow topic within a broader area. This course may be repeated if the covered topic has changed. Examples of topics that may be covered in this course include marital property, child support proceedings, and custody hearings.

LAW 7118 – Judicial Clerkship Boot Camp – 1 SCH

This course focuses on fine-tuning ones the writing abilities in advance of serving as a judicial law clerk or judicial law intern. The class will culminate with a bench memo not exceeding 10 double-spaced pages. Most of the reading for the class will consist of materials relating to the writing assignments, including attorneys¿ briefing, relevant portions of the record, and key precedents. The course will also provide students with practical information about how to be an effective law clerk, drawing heavily on guest speakers and panelists, including local federal and state judges and law clerks. The course is pass/fail.

LAW 7119 – Advocacy Skills Development – 1 SCH

Covers procedure, practice, and strategy. Emphasizes participating and developing advocacy skills and obtaining a working knowledge of procedural rules governing the trial process. A skills course that focuses on the practical application of the civil rules, decision-making, and judgment.

LAW 7120 – The Trial Process – 1 SCH

An introductory course that will examine the importance of jury trials to the development of law, the role of the attorney in the trial presentation, the role of a jury in a trial, and the stages of a trial.

LAW 7121 – Transactional and Business Topics – 1 SCH

Course designed to provide advanced coverage by focusing on a narrow topic within a broader area. This course may be repeated if the covered topic has changed. Examples of topics that may be covered in this course include international business transactions, corporate and partnership taxation, and real estate law.

LAW 7122 – Trial Advocacy Topics – 1 SCH

Course designed to provide advanced coverage by focusing on a narrow topic within a broader area. This course may be repeated if the covered topic has changed. Examples of topics that may be covered in this course include expert witnesses, exhibits, and cross examination.

LAW 7126 – Law and Technology – 1 SCH

This course will explore how law and technology intersect, surveying areas where technology has impacted the law, covering the resulting changes to the law, and examining ethical issues related to attorney technology competence.

LAW 7127 – Law Practice Technology – 1 SCH

This course exposes students to the varied uses of computer technologies in the practice of law. Familiarizes students with various innovative software platforms that are being adopted in law practice to enhance access to justice, capture legal expertise, interface with clients, manage litigation and transactional processes, and increase the efficiency and quality of legal services.

LAW 7201 – Legal Writing Teaching Fellows – 2 SCH

Teaching fellows develop writing skills by assisting with first year legal writing classes.
Prerequisite(s): Enrollment is by application only. This course satisfies the major writing requirement.

LAW 7202 – Oil and Gas – 2 SCH

This course will focus on legal issues in mineral interests, development, leasing transactions, and litigation.

LAW 7203 – Civil Procedure II – 2 SCH

Continues study of the fundamental procedural doctrines and rules governing civil lawsuits, with an emphasis on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Focuses on pleadings, motions, and processes relating to pre-trial, trial, post-trial, appeal, joinder of parties, and class actions.
Prerequisite: Civil Procedure I.  Required.

LAW 7210 – Legal Writing II – 2 SCH

Building on Legal Writing I, continues to focus on understanding and practicing effective legal writing. As with the first semester, the course will include multiple writings, and also will include preparation of a brief in connection with a summary judgment motion.
Prerequisite(s): LAW 7301. Required.

LAW 7211 – Legal Research 

Focusing on bibliographic instruction and application of research skills. Students will learn the various legal resources available to them and will develop the skills necessary to find, evaluate, and use those sources to assist clients.
Prerequisite(s): Consent of department.

LAW 7212 – Immigration Law – 2 SCH

This course builds on the foundations established in Immigration Law I, providing students with the opportunity for more advanced study in the letter and effects of immigration law in the United States.

LAW 7213 – Property I – 2 SCH

Part one of a two course sequence. Introduction to the fundamental principles and doctrines relating to the law of property, including defining rights in property, interests in real property and personal property, transfer of property interests, private and public limitations on the use of real property, and the landlord-tenant relationship.
Prerequisite(s): Consent of department. Required.

LAW 7214 – Property II – 2 SCH

Part two of a two course sequence. Introduction to the fundamental principles and doctrines relating to the law of property, including defining rights in property, interests in real property and personal property, transfer of property interests, private and public limitations on the use of real property, and the landlord-tenant relationship.
Prerequisite: Consent of department.  Required.

LAW 7215 – Income Tax

The course is intended to provide a basic understanding of federal tax concepts, preparing students to spot issues, do basic tax planning, and know when to consult with a specialist. The course will use basic arithmetic, for which a calculator may be used, but will not require higher math skills.

LAW 7216 – Torts I

First part of a two course sequence. Study of civil liability for wrongfully inflicted harm to persons and property, with an emphasis on intentional torts and negligence. Core goals include understanding and applying the history, policies, and practice implications of tort law; intentional tort doctrines including battery, assault, and false imprisonment, as well as defenses to these; negligence; damages; and comparative fault in multi-theory and multi-party actions.
Required.

LAW 7217 – Torts II

Part two of a two course sequence. Introduction to the fundamental principles and doctrines relating to the law of property, including defining rights in property, interests in real property and personal property, transfer of property interests, private and public limitations on the use of real property, and the landlord-tenant relationship.
Prerequisite: Consent of department.  Required.

LAW 7218 – First Amendment

This course surveys the law, principles, and policy underlying the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and religious liberty. Topics covered include content based regulations of speech, commercial speech, government interference with the media and the press, freedom of association, the free exercise of religion, and the prohibition on laws respecting establishment of religion.

LAW 7219 – Civil Rights

A study of statutory and judicial protections for civil rights. Coverage includes the post-Civil War civil rights statutes, which have been the basis of much recent civil rights litigation, and more recent civil rights legislation.

LAW 7220 – Courtroom Advocacy Skills

This is a performance course designed to introduce students to the skills used in courtroom presentations, focusing on the conduct of a jury trial. Prerequisite(s): Completion or concurrent enrollment in LAW 7120.
Prerequisites: Completion or concurrent enrollment in LAW 7150.

LAW 7221 – Effective Oral Communication – 2 SCH

Focuses on understanding and gaining proficiency in effective oral communication in the range of situations in which lawyers must communicate verbally. Includes extensive performance and simulation. 
Prerequisites: For both full-time and part-time students, completion of all courses taken in their first year.

LAW 7222 – Contracs I – 2 SCH

First part of a two course sequence.  Study of the fundamental legal principles and doctrines relating to contract law, including the formation of contracts, the enforceability of contracts, the interpretation of contracts, and remedies for breach of contract.
Prerequisites: Consent of department. Required. 

LAW 7224 – Contracs II – 2 SCH

Second part of a two course sequence.  Study of the fundamental legal principles and doctrines relating to contract law, including the formation of contracts, the enforceability of contracts, the interpretation of contracts, and remedies for breach of contract.
Prerequisites: Consent of department. Required. 

LAW 7226 – Environmental Law – 2 SCH

This course is an overview of the key environmental statutes and theoretical foundations for environmental regulation. It considers the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, hazardous waste laws, and natural resource conservation laws. It also addresses mechanisms used by legislatures and agencies to protect the environment, as well as the relationships between states, industries, environmental groups, federal agencies, Congress, and the courts.

LAW 7227 – Health Care Law – 2 SCH

Health Care Law is a survey course that covers the laws and regulations relating to health care patients, professionals, and institutions, including those that govern the professional-patient relationship, the liability of health care professionals and institutions, life and death decision-making, public and private insurance, the structure of health care enterprises, and fraud, waste, and abuse. The course involves reading cases, statutes, and regulations, and is taught from a problem-based and practice-based perspective, so that students will have an opportunity in class to tackle health care law issues and hone legal skills such as problem solving and advising clients.

LAW 7228 – Intellectual Property Law – 2 SCH

Provides a comprehensive introduction to intellectual property, including an overview of patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright law.

LAW 7229 – Consumer Law – 2 SCH

This course is designed to provide an introduction to consumer rights against creditors, including rights granted under the Texas Debt Collection Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

LAW 7231– Employment Law – 2 SCH

This course is designed to provide a broad overview of the rights and limitations relating to the employer-employee relationship. This course also provides advanced study in the laws governing the employer-employee relationship and may discuss topics such as at-will employment, whistleblowing, labor unions, and discrimination.

LAW 7235– Insurance Law – 2 SCH

Covering the principles of insurance law, including indemnity, recovery, and government regulation.

LAW 7294– Capstone I – 2 SCH

This course is designed to provide a basic introduction to the skills and topics covered on the Texas Bar Exam, with a focus on developing the skills necessary to succeed on essays, the Multistate Performance Test, and multiple choice questions.

LAW 7295– Capstone II – 2 SCH

This course will focus on the skills necessary to do well on the Multistate Performance Test portion and the Texas Essays portion of the Texas Bar Exam. Specifically, you will receive in-depth skill instruction on reading comprehension, issue identification, rule mastery, critical thinking and legal analysis.  You will also gain a strong conceptual understanding and knowledge of highly tested doctrines in the Texas Essays and will be taught how to develop, use and apply a flexible but strong analytical framework to answer Texas Essay questions.

Additionally, this course will reinforce how to think like a lawyer using portions of the bar exam as context. You will review and strengthen your skills in identifying, annotating and extracting relevant information from each type of MPT document (task memo, library and file) so you will be able to write substantially above passing answers. During this course, you will practice through drills and workbook activities.

LAW 7296– Capstone III – 2 SCH

Capstone 3 is intended to improve readiness for the bar exam by using drills and other skills exercises to reinforce the bar exam preparation and execution skills learned in Capstone 1 and Capstone 2.  Several highly tested rules from three subjects mentioned will serve as the springboard for skills development work. The focus is on all four sections of the Texas Bar Exam, but the bulk of the time on the MBE.

Students complete several drills that deepen your understanding of selected rules with and will have many opportunities to deepen your reading comprehension, issue identification, rule mastery, critical thinking and legal analysis skills and abilities.  Students will gain a strong conceptual grasp of several highly tested rules. Furthermore, students will continue to refine the strong flexible analytical framework they have been using to answer MBE and P&E, MPT, as well as Texas Essay questions.  Time and attention is devoted to the finer points of effective bar exam preparation such as how to personalize and manage your commercial bar exam schedule with emphasis on how to tweak the commercial bar schedule to maximize your success. There will be discussions how to prepare for the simulated exams, how to run your own simulations how to effectively assess your essay and MPT answers and how to manage your time to avoid burnout.

LAW 7301– Legal Writing I – 3 SCH

Focuses on understanding and practicing effective legal writing, through frequent writing exercises and for a range of audiences. Core goals include understanding and applying the following: sources and hierarchies of legal authority; reading and interpreting cases and statutes (also emphasized in other first-year courses); the process of legal analysis (also emphasized in other first-year courses); synthesizing rules from cases, statutes, or both; distinctive features of effective legal writing.
Prerequisite(s): Consent of department. Required.

LAW 7302 – Civil Procedure I – 3 SCH

Study of the fundamental procedural doctrines and rules governing civil lawsuits, with an emphasis on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Focuses on the right to bring claims, personal jurisdiction, subject matter jurisdiction, and venue.
Required.

LAW 7305 – Texas Civil Procedure – 3 SCH

Study of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure focusing on pretrial and trial practice and the differences between federal and state procedures
Prerequisites: Civil Procedure I and II. Required.

LAW 7306 – Tort Law Practicum – 3 SCH

Course designed primarily around one or more problems or cases that involve advanced understanding in one or more doctrinal areas. Students will engage in activities and experiences similar to those engaged in by lawyers faced with such problems or cases. The problems and cases in this course will focus on advanced tort law concepts.

LAW 7307 – Texas Criminal Procedure – 3 SCH

Study of how the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure is implemented in Texas criminal prosecutions from arrest through trial proceedings.
Prerequisites: LAW 7310. Required.

LAW 7310 – Criminal Law – 3 SCH

Study of the fundamental legal principles, doctrines, and processes relating to criminal law, including the state’s authority to define crimes, standards for criminal liability, defenses, and processes for enforcement.
Required.

LAW 7311 – Criminal Law Practicum – 3 SCH

Course designed primarily around one or more problems or cases that involve advanced understanding in one or more doctrinal areas. Students will engage in activities and experiences similar to those engaged in by lawyers faced with such problems or cases. The problems and cases in this course will focus on various aspects of criminal law, such as criminal trials, evidentiary issues, and procedure.
Prerequisite(s): LAW 7310.

LAW 7312 – Practice Foundation I: Interviewing and Counseling – 3 SCH

Provides foundation for the essential lawyering skills of interviewing and counseling, including principles and concepts relating to these essential skills, but emphasizing simulation and practice exercises. Both litigation and transactional contexts and scenarios will be included.
Required.

LAW 7313 – Practice Foundation II: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution – 3 SCH

Provides foundation for understanding and effectively engaging in essential lawyering skills of negotiation and conflict management, including principles and concepts relating to these essential skills, but emphasizing simulation and practice exercises. Both litigation and transactional contexts and scenarios will be included.
Required.
Prerequisites: For full-time students – completion of all first-year courses. For part-time students – completion of all courses in the first and second semester of the part-time program and completion of Practice Foundation I: Interviewing and Counseling.

LAW 7315 – Family Law – 3 SCH

Provides foundation for knowledge and understanding of family law. Core goals include understanding and applying the following: definition of the family; community property; rights and responsibilities among family members; marriage; dissolution of marriage and issues arising as a result (custody, child support); legal status of unmarried individuals; federal law relating to family issues. The emphasis will be on Texas law, but will address key national issues and trends. 
Required.
Prerequisites: For both full-time and part-time students, completion of all courses taken in their first year.

LAW 7316 – Business Law Practicum – 3 SCH

Course designed primarily around one or more problems or cases that involve advanced understanding in one or more doctrinal areas. Students will engage in activities and experiences similar to those engaged in by lawyers faced with such problems or cases. The problems and cases in this course will focus on various aspects of law affecting businesses, such as business formation, contracts, and transactions.

LAW 7317 – Professional Responsibility – 3 SCH

Survey of the ethics and law of lawyering, including the Model Rules of the American Bar Association and state regulation. Core goals include understanding and applying the following: how and why the profession is regulated; the duties of lawyers, including duty of competence, confidentiality, and loyalty; duties to court; ethical issues in applied settings such as corporate counsel; lawyer discipline. Emphasis will include topics relevant to the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam.
Required.
Prerequisites: For both full-time and part-time students, completion of all courses taken in their first year.

LAW 7318 – Evidence – 3 SCH

A study of the rules of proof in civil and criminal contexts, emphasizing the most critical issues and doctrines, with regular attention to the Federal Rules of Evidence and the Texas rules. Core goals include understanding and being able to apply rules of admissibility, reliability, hearsay, relevance, expert evidence, examination and impeachment of witnesses, privileges, presumptions, and burdens of proof. 
Required.
Prerequisites: For both full-time and part-time students, completion of all courses taken in their first year.

LAW 7319 – Motions Practicum – 3 SCH

Course designed primarily around one or more problems or cases that involve advanced understanding in one or more doctrinal areas. Students will engage in activities and experiences similar to those engaged in by lawyers faced with such problems or cases. The problems and cases in this course will focus on the various motions that may be submitted and argued to the court during litigation.

LAW 7320 – Appellate Advocacy Practicum – 3 SCH

Course designed primarily around one or more problems or cases that involve advanced understanding in one or more doctrinal areas. Students will engage in activities and experiences similar to those engaged in by lawyers faced with such problems or cases. The problems and cases in this course will focus on the various aspects of appellate practice, including brief writing and oral argument.

LAW 7321 – Business Associations I – 3 SCH

Introduction to the law relating to business associations. Core goals include understanding and being able to apply the following principles and concepts: choice of business entity (partnership, corporation, limited liability partnership, and unincorporated entities); agency principles relating to persons involved in the entity and those with whom they or the entity relate; financing structure; fiduciary responsibilities; and responsibilities and liability principles relating to partners, directors, officers. 
Required.
Prerequisites: First-year courses, and Principles of Accounting and Finance for Lawyers.

LAW 7322 – Commercial Law – 3 SCH

Introduction to commercial law as governed by the Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.), with a focus on secured sales transactions under Article 9. Course may also address aspects of sale of goods under Article 2 of the U.C.C. Topics under secured transactions include types of personal property secured transactions, creation of security interest, default and secured party remedies, the perfecting of security interests, and priorities among creditors. 
Required.
Prerequisites: For both full-time and part-time students, completion of all courses taken in their first year.

LAW 7323 – Constitutional Law II: Federal Criminal Procedure – 2 SCH

This course is designed to provide an overview of federal criminal procedure, focusing on the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments to the Constitution. Topics covered may include search and seizure, arrest, due process, and trial procedure.

LAW 7324 – Bankruptcy – 3 SCH

The rights, duties, and remedies of debtors, creditors and trustees under the U. S. Bankruptcy Code are examined. The course also covers enforcement of money judgments, insolvency proceedings and the use of alternative dispute resolution in bankruptcy. Federal bankruptcy law is emphasized.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: LAW 7322 (Commercial Law).

LAW 7325 –  Wills, Trusts, and Estates – 3 SCH

Focuses on wills, trusts, and estates, with attention to Texas law. Core goals include understanding and applying: the functions of wills, trusts, and estates in planning; executing and revoking wills; substitutes for wills; trusts as a method for conveying wealth both during life and after death; and rules and principles relating to administering estates and trusts.  
Required.
Prerequisites: For both full-time and part-time students, completion of all courses taken in their first year.

LAW 7326 – Administrative Law – 3 SCH

Study of the law relating to administrative agencies, including federal agencies and state agencies (coverage of state administrative law will focus on Texas administrative agencies). Core goals are understanding the scope and role of administrative agencies; their statutory authority and constitutional boundaries; the promulgation of regulations (including legal authority and legally required methods of promulgation); core regulatory interpretive principles; and key practice issues.
Prerequisites: All first-year courses, and Constitutional Law.

LAW 7333 – Energy Law Practicum – 2 SCH

Course designed primarily around one or more problems or cases that involve advanced understanding in one or more doctrinal areas. Students will engage in activities and experiences similar to those engaged in by lawyers faced with such problems or cases. The problems and cases in this course will focus on various aspects of energy law, such as renewable energy, oil and gas, and regulatory actions.

LAW 7334 – Employment Law Practicum – 3 SCH

Course designed primarily around one or more problems or cases that involve advanced understanding in one or more doctrinal areas. Students will engage in activities and experiences similar to those engaged in by lawyers faced with such problems or cases. The problems and cases in this course will focus on various aspects of employment law, such as employment discrimination, labor unions, and ERISA.

LAW 7335 – Practice Foundation III: Business of Law – 3 SCH

Studies the business, organizational, and technological aspects of law practice management for the 21st century. Core goals include understanding and applying: essential elements of law practice management; types of law practices and organizational variations among them; risk management; planning tools relating to legal practice; technology and the delivery of legal services; and changes in the legal market.
Prerequisites: Generally, students will take this course in their third year. Prerequisites include completion of all first-year courses and Practice Foundation II.

LAW 7336 –Legislative Draft Practicum – 2 SCH

Course designed primarily around one or more problems or cases that involve advanced understanding in one or more doctrinal areas. Students will engage in activities and experiences similar to those engaged in by lawyers faced with such problems or cases. The problems and cases in this course will focus on modifying existing legislation or drafting new legislation in a chosen area of law.

LAW 7346 –Health Care Law Practicum – 2 SCH

Course designed primarily around one or more problems or cases that involve advanced understanding in one or more doctrinal areas. Students will engage in activities and experiences similar to those engaged in by lawyers faced with such problems or cases. The problems and cases in this course will focus on various aspects of health care law, such as access to care, reproduction, and death and dying.

LAW 7388 – Externship Seminar – 3 SCH

This seminar is a three credit course that is required for students in the first semester of an externship placement. The course will focus on optimizing the educational and instructional opportunities in a field placement. The seminar engages students in structured lessons focused on learning by doing, learning from supervision, skill development, ethical issues in practice, and related topics.

LAW 7401 - Torts - 4 SCH

Study of civil liability for wrongfully inflicted harm to persons and property, with an emphasis on intentional torts and negligence. Core goals include understanding and applying the history, policies, and practice implications of tort law; intentional tort doctrines including battery, assault, and false imprisonment, as well as defenses to these; negligence; damages; and comparative fault in multi-theory and multi-party actions.
Required.

LAW 7407 – Contracts – 4 SCH

Study of the fundamental legal principles and doctrines relating to contract law, including the formation of contracts, the enforceability of contracts, the interpretation of contracts, and remedies for breach of contract.
Required.

LAW 7411 – Property – 4 SCH

Study of the fundamental principles and doctrines relating to the law of property, including defining rights in property, interests in real property and personal property, transfer of property interests, private and public limitations on the use of real property, and the landlord-tenant relationship.
Required.

LAW 7414 – Constitutional Law I – 4 SCH

Introduction to the structure, provisions, history, and interpretation of the United States Constitution. Core goals include understanding and applying the following: structure of government and allocation of authority in the three branches of government; role of federal courts and principles for judicial review of decisions of the Executive branch or Congress; and extent of and limits on powers of the federal government and powers of the states. The course also includes introductory study of the Bill of Rights, in particular the 14th Amendment’s due process and equal protection provisions. Throughout, the course will consider historical and theoretical dimensions of constitutional law.  
Prerequisites: This is a third semester course for both full-time and part-time students. Thus, prerequisites are completion of all courses required in the first and second semesters. Required.

LAW 7418 – Evidence Practicum – 4 SCH

In Evidence Practicum, students study the history and application of the Federal Rules of Evidence.  Students can expect to engage not only in traditional classroom interactions, but will also be conducting short trials and arguing motions before a mock trial judge.  Students will also be expected to draft trial documents such as motions and supporting memoranda.

LAW 7v30 – Special Topics in Legal Education – 1-2 SCH

Focused study in an identified area of law. Content will vary and course may be repeated if the material is not duplicated.

LAW 7V91 – Practicum – 2 to 3 SCH

Course designed primarily around one or more problems or cases that involve advanced understanding in one or more doctrinal areas. Students will engage in activities and experiences similar to those engaged in by lawyers faced with such problems or cases. Topics vary by semester but examples include: Health Law, General Counseling, Lawyering, Environmental Law, Juvenile Advocacy, Elder Law, Urban and Regional Development, Real Estate Transactions, and Business Disputes.
Prerequisites: All 1L courses, Constitutional Law, Professional Responsibility, Evidence, and other courses as specified in the particular practicum.

LAW 7V93 – Clinic – 3 to 6 SCH

Representation of clients under the supervision of a faculty member. Clinics include classroom sessions, assignments on cases, and meetings with faculty member.
Prerequisites: 1L classes and other courses as specified in the particular clinic listing.

LAW 7V98 – Independent Study – 1 to 12 SCH

Concentrated study under supervision of faculty member, on a topic representing advanced work that builds on existing coursework and that is not covered in another course. Generally open only to students who have completed 58 course hours. Requires a sponsoring faculty member and approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and at least 70 documented hours of study for 1 hour of credit. Graded pass-fail.