This course examines the legal obligations that attach to promises made in a business contract or otherwise, including the remedies that may be available for promises that are not kept. The course examines the legal requirements for enforceable contracts, including consideration, consent and conditions, and the effect of fraud, mistake, unconscionability, and impossibility.
The course is a general introduction to property concepts and different types of property interests, particularly real property. The course surveys present and future estates in land, ownership and concurrent ownership. Leasehold interests, gifts and bequests, covenants and servitudes, conveyancing, various land use restrictions, eminent domain, and intellectual and personal property issues are also considered.
This course is the second half of the combined four-credit Accounting/Corporate Finance course. The central theme is understanding the sources of value for the firm from the perspective of the manager who must make financing choices (sources of funds) and investment choices (uses of funds) to maximize the value of the firm.
This course covers the essential provisions and structure of Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. The law of secured transactions facilitates the taking of security interests by creditors to secure loans they make to debtors. The course aims to provide students with knowledge of the Code sufficient to enable them to structure secured transactions and litigate secured claims successfully.
This short course will examine selected topics in wildlife law with an emphasis on those laws that regulate the access and taking of wild animals. Likely topics include: differences between wild and domestic animals, hunting on private and public land, inland fisheries, state game laws, the rights of indigenous people, wildlife federalism, and the rule of capture.
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.
This course concerns corporate bankruptcy and reorganization, and focuses on the reorganization of financially distressed firms under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. The emphasis of the readings and class discussion is less on bankruptcy case law and more on the economic fundamentals of financial deal-making and restructuring. Mutually Exclusive with LAW 7007 Bankruptcy. Prerequisite: Enrollment not allowed in LAW 7007 or 8002 if either taken previously.
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.
For doctoral research taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.