The course examines liability for civil wrongs that do not arise out of contract. It explores three standards of conduct: liability for intentional wrongdoing, negligence, and liability without fault, or strict liability, and other issues associated with civil liability, such as causation, damages, and defenses. Battery, medical malpractice, products liability, and tort reform will also be covered.
This course covers the role of agencies in the constitutional structure and their operations. Topics include the nondelegation doctrine, executive appointment and removal power, the legislative veto as well as the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and other sources of law that regulate and structure the authority of agencies to determine the rights and responsibilities of the public. Prerequisite: LAW 6001-Constitutional Law
This short course will examine the traditional law of trade secrets and the federal statutes with the goal of familiarizing students with the basic theoretical and doctrinal underpinnings of this vibrant and dynamic area of legal practice.
Gun regulation and the constitutional rights to keep and bear arms secured by the Second Amendment are topics of extraordinary political and legal controversy in current American society. This course will provide an introduction into these areas of controversy with a strong emphasis on data, facts, and legal doctrine.
Patent protection is increasingly important in the knowledge economy. Advances in biotechnology, controversial uses of patent rights, and divergent court opinions are impacting this area in far-reaching ways. This course will explore many of these developments while maintaining a primary focus on the principal rules pertaining to patent protection and enforcement.
This course will examine various advanced topics in patent remedies (including the law governing damages calculations), ownership and licensing issues, patent exhaustion, antitrust, inequitable conduct and administrative aspects of patent practice (including the new administrative processes added by the patent reform statute signed into law in September, 2011).
This directed study is one part of a two-part full-time externship combining academic study and work experience under the supervision of a faculty member and an educational, charitable, governmental or nonprofit host organization.
This course is a semester-long independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member
This course is a semester-long independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member.
This course is the first semester of a yearlong independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member.
This course is the second semester of a yearlong independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member.
For doctoral research taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.