This course will provide students with an overview of the most pressing national security threats confronting the United States and will explore the environment in which national security policy decisions are executed. The course will thoroughly review the independent and interdependent roles and responsibilities of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches with regard to the national security process. Further, students will review the scope of the President's inherent legal authority to engage in foreign intelligence and counterintelligence operations and the rules and restrictions pertaining to the collection, retention, and dissemination of information concerning U.S. citizens. The course will provide an overview of the Federal security classification system, including its impact on the First Amendment, whistleblowers, and the unauthorized disclosure of classified information. The class will explore how recent policies and programs developed within the context of homeland security, such as the terrorist watchlist, the countering violent extremism task force, and immigrant screening and vetting efforts, align within the broader national security field. Last, students will participate in classroom exercises designed to replicate the national security decision making process and address contemporary threats to the security and interests of the United States.
LAW 773(3 Credit Hours)
LAW 754(2 or 3 Credit Hours)
Prerequisites: RCC*. This course will provide students the opportunity to negotiate and draft agreements that a lawyer advising a sports team would encounter. Students will learn about the various components of complex deal documents and have the opportunity to then draft these documents. Students will also explore and experiment with negotiating strategies. Overall, the goal of the course is to have students master skills related to negotiating, drafting, and analyzing the various “moving parts” of complicated agreements. The class will begin with a unit on stadium lease agreements. From there, we will discuss naming rights agreements and proceed to discuss some more specific agreements: presenting sponsorship agreements, media rights agreements, food and beverage agreements, an agreements with a provider of hospital and medical services, a provider of financial services, a state-operated entity, and, finally, purchase and sale agreements for sports teams. Previously called Negotiating & Drafting Sports Marketing and Venue Agreements.
LAW 722(2 or 3 Credit Hours)
Prerequisites: RCC. This course considers the legal problems and current issues involved in the structuring and operation of non-profit organizations and includes practical exercises in drafting legal memoranda and corporate documents. Satisfies the upper level writing requirement.