Course Descriptions

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  • LAW 674
    (3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. This is a course in the substantive, procedural, professionally responsible, and practical aspects of operating a small to medium size law office. The course is designed to present students with the knowledge and skills to operate a small law practice properly and responsibly. Some of the topics to be covered include lawyer associations (partnership law, professional corporations, limited liability companies), retainers and other service contracts, fees, marketing and advertising, trust accounts, financial management, law office technology, and some basics on renting, staffing, and equipping an office. Satisfies skills course requirement.

  • LAW 810
    (1 Credit Hour; may be elected twice)

    Prerequisites: RCC*; approval of Law Review Editorial Board. Writing and editing for publication in the Cleveland State Law Review. Course credit for participation as a member of the Law Review Board of Editors for two semesters. Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

  • LAW 811
    (1 Credit Hour)

    Prerequisites: RCC*; approval of Law Review Editorial Board. Service as editor-in-chief of the Cleveland State Law Review entitles a student to one credit in addition to the credit earned in Law Review (LAW 810).

  • LAW 721
    (2 or 3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. Prerequisites: RCC*. This course will focus on a variety of legal issues that arise in the context of education and may include sections on historical perspectives; the structure of educational systems in the U.S.; employment issues with respect to administrators, teachers, non-teaching staff and unions and collective bargaining; issues affecting students, including desegregation, Title IX, compulsory attendance, discipline, curriculum and textbooks, measuring success, special education, religion and the schools, search and seizure in schools, freedom of expression, and student privacy; and school funding. Satisfies the upper level writing requirement.

  • LAW 725
    (2 or 3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. This course will provide an introduction to legal developments in housing and community development. Selected contemporary policies, programs and issues at the federal, state and local levels will be examined. These topics include: landlord-tenant relations, homelessness, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, public housing, displacement (public and private), regulation of condominium conversions, municipal exaction of housing from commercial developers, housing courts and code enforcement, discrimination, and exclusionary zoning. The role of lawyers and courts in formulating and implementing housing policy will be analyzed. This course is cross-listed as UST 554 by the College of Urban Affairs.

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