Course Descriptions

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  • LAW 664
    (2 or 3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. Evidence (LAW 661) and Trial Advocacy (LAW 663) recommended but not required for the 3-credit version of the course. Focusing specifically on medical malpractice, this course offers students the opportunity to delve deeply into the substantive law, litigation practices, and policy implications of medical negligence and related litigation. Malpractice cases involve unique pleading requirements, pretrial procedures, standard of care issues, causation challenges, expert witness burdens, jury selection considerations, discovery practices and investigational techniques. The course also examines Ohio and federal statutes relating to medical liability, immunity from suit, privacy rights, testimonial privileges, limitations on actions, damage caps and tort reform. When offered as a 3-credit course, approximately one-half of the course will consist of practical litigation skill exercise, including motion practice, witness examinations, opening statements, and summations specific to medical malpractice. The 3-credit version of the course will satisfy the Skills requirement.

  • LAW 693
    (2 or 3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*; Corporations (Law 692). This course will discuss the major legal issues and strategic considerations raised by corporate mergers, takeovers and acquisitions. Topics will include securities law compliance, state corporate law issues, antitrust implications, tax incentives and accounting treatment.

  • LAW 806
    (3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*; open only to students selected to participate in interscholastic moot court competitions following first year or upper level tryout. Students will register for Moot Court I in their first year of interscholastic competition and Moot Court II in their second year of competition. With the exception of interscholastic competitions whose rules mandate that participants be members of specific student organizations, absent permission of the Dean and the Faculty Advisor to Moot Court, no student may participate in interscholastic moot court competitions unless the student is registered in this course or is invited to do so by the Moot Court Board of Governors as a result of achievement in an intramural competition. Satisfies upper level writing requirement and the skills course requirement.

  • LAW 809
    (3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*; open only to students selected to participate in interscholastic moot court competitions following first year or upper level tryout. Students will register for Moot Court I in their first year of interscholastic competition and Moot Court II in their second year of competition. With the exception of interscholastic competitions whose rules mandate that participants be members of specific student organizations, absent permission of the Dean and the Faculty Advisor to Moot Court, no student may participate in interscholastic moot court competitions unless the student is registered in this course or is invited to do so by the Moot Court Board of Governors as a result of achievement in an intramural competition. Satisfies upper level writing requirement and the skills course requirement.

  • 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.

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