Mini-Courses

Mini-courses are offered for one or two weeks at the beginning of the spring semester and are taught by outstanding visiting scholars and practitioners.

G. Scoffoni

This course will analyze the major challenges of Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law at a global level. The contribution of constitutions, constitutional litigation and constitutional rights to the...

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The purpose of the course is to give students an introduction to the field of the international Law of the Sea. The course focuses on the contemporary legal regime governing maritime relations,...

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R. Dicker

The course will provide students, from the perspective of one who has been deeply involved in the legal developments under study, a unique view of key aspects of the evolving law and practice of...

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This course considers whether and to what extent international human rights law applies to the actions of states outside their sovereign territories. And what it requires of states insofar as it does...

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A. Consoli

The due diligence process is an essential element of many M&A and other corporate transactions. Prudent due diligence enables parties to a transaction to make informed decisions concerning their...

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R. Feldman R. Korobkin E. Scully

Nearly all lawyers, in both litigation and transactional practices, negotiate on a regular basis. “Introduction to Negotiation,” a 3-unit experiential course designed specifically for LL.M. students...

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A. Stremitzer

This course applies economic concepts to the practice of structuring contracts. It consists in discussing the economics underlying business transactions and applying those concepts to focused case...

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F. Mosten

This course will examine cutting edge developments, lawyering roles, and practice skills that are necessary to prepare law students for a successful legal career to serve clients using a...

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E. Volokh

Writing is one of the most important skills a lawyer can have, and editing is the key to good writing. This course will provide intensive practice with editing briefs, articles, memos, press release,...

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J. Schwartz

This two-credit course offers an overview of key doctrines (including municipal liability, qualified immunity, and supervisory liability), remedies (including damages and injunctive relief), and...

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J. Reynolds

This course introduces students to the field of law & economics. It highlights the various insights of social science research (economic theory, cognitive and social psychology, sociology) in...

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J. Feuer

This course will provide students with substantive knowledge about Directors & Officers Liability Insurance (“D&O Insurance”) with an emphasis on its effect on corporate governance. All...

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Storytelling is not a metaphor for legal advocacy. It is legal advocacy itself. This course uses a single book and fictional stories about lawyers in film and television to understand what narrative...

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G. López

This Seminar will immerse students in “rebellious lawyering” – the name given both to a particular vision of problem solving practiced by growing numbers of lawyers and to the broad movement...

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J. Berra

The Promise Institute for Human Rights is offering for the 2019 J-Term the International Human Rights Field Experience. The International Human Rights Field Experience offers students a unique...

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L. Sager

Our Constitution does not include a single reference to God, yet devotes more attention to religious liberty than to any other liberty-bearing feature of our constitutional jurisprudence. And our...

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This course addresses some of the most pressing constitutional questions raised by new technologies. The course is largely case-based, and considers the evolving technology-driven challenges of...

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J. Villasenor

This course addresses the blockchain and the associated legal and regulatory considerations. Topics include cryptocurrencies (particularly bitcoin), Ethereum, smart contracts, and registries of...

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P. Reich

This course will introduce students to the study and practice of law in the U.S.-Mexico border region across a variety of topics. As the border has generated a wide array of controversies, the...

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As the law consists of, in, and through language, and is its practice executed through language, it seems appropriate to take an initial look at some of the many ways this linguistic “materiality” of...

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The U.S. health care system is the most expensive system (per capita) on earth, often not particularly effective at improving health, and terribly controversial. The members of this course will...

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R. Green J. Kruger

This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of legal authorities and resources and with the research skills needed in the practice of law. Emphasis will be placed on...

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J. Gordon

Practicing law requires stamina and endurance. This course equips students with lifelong tools for meeting the mental, physical and emotional challenges of practicing law, including tools for...

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B. Nyblade R. Sander

Lawyers’ advocacy for their clients and the public good often goes beyond direct representation of clients and involves critically evaluating and promoting better public policy and law through a wide...

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C. Peña A. Virani

Restorative Justice (RJ) is a true alternative to the criminal and juvenile justice systems. It requires a paradigm shift from thinking about crime as ‘a breaking of the law’ to thinking about crime...

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C. Kuhl

For two weeks, look at civil procedure through the eyes of a judge. Do federal and state rules of civil procedure as they exist serve the goals of the litigation process? Or do they retard dispute...

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This course examines the development of racial laws during WWII in France, Germany, and the British Channel Islands. We will use original documents and actual statutes and cases to understand how...

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J. Weiler

In this course students will analyze eight different Human Rights Cases from a variety of jurisdictions: The European Court of Human Rights, The European Court of Justice, the InterAmerican Court of...

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S. Akens D. Babbe D. Birnholz R. Feldman G. Helleringer M. Hutchinson R. Korobkin E. Scallen E. Scully B. Spellman

Nearly all lawyers, in both litigation and transactional practices, negotiate on a regular basis. “Negotiation Theory and Practice,” a 3-unit experiential course taught in an intensive workshop...

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J. Bernstein

This is a practical course in trial advocacy for students who have already learned the mechanics of conducting a trial and are looking to take the next step as courtroom advocates. We will...

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The due diligence process is essential to all transactions. Without it, parties to a transaction will be unable to make informed decisions about their involvement in such transaction, including with...

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