Courses by Practice Area

print thisprint this

Courses are listed below by practice area for two reasons.  One, students may be curious about what kinds of courses are relevant to a certain area of practice.  For example, if a student is interested in international law or corporate law, these lists will identify the courses related to those practice areas.   Two, students may find a particular course sounds interesting and want to know what other courses are related to that course and what area of practice is relevant to that course.  For example, a student may be fascinated by the topic of White Collar Crime; these lists will show the student that a course on that topic is relevant both to a business practice as well as one in criminal law.  See Course Descriptions for substantive descriptions of every course. We offer concentrations in some practice areas, as noted.  See Concentrations for more information.

 

Business Law

(See Concentration Checklist for completing a concentration in this area.)

Foundational Courses

  • Agency, Partnership, & Limited Liability Associations
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporations
  • Secured Transactions
  • Tax I
  • Tax II

Specialized Courses

  • Advanced Corporate Tax
  • Antitrust
  • Banking Regulation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Copyright, Patent & Trademark
  • Corporate Law & Governance Seminar
  • Cyber Law
  • Employee Pension & Benefits (ERISA)
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Aspects of Intellectual Property
  • International Business Transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-Profit Corporation Law
  • Patent Law and Practice
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • White Collar Crime

Experiential Courses

  • Externship (Placements could include the Cleveland Clinic or University Hospitals, many of the General Counsel Externship placements, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the Federal Trade Commission, the White Collar Crime Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, or any other governmental agency that is primarily involved the regulation of business.)
  • Legal Drafting (General, Arts, Employment or Intellectual Property)
  • Non-Profit Corporation. Clinic
  • Transactional Law Clinic
  • back to top

 

Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution

(See Concentration Checklist for completing a concentration in this area.)

 

Foundational Courses

  • Civil Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Legal Profession

Specialized Courses

  • Advanced Brief Writing
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Conflict of Law
  • Evidence: Scientific
  • Federal Courts
  • Legal Writing & Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice (3 credit hour course)
  • Ohio Civil Procedure
  • Psychology of the Courtroom
  • Remedies
  • Transnational Litigation
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Trial Team Competition

Experiential Courses

  • Civil Litigation Clinic, Employment Law Clinic or Fair Housing Clinic
  • Externship (placements could include a Judicial Externship, U.S. Attorney Externship –  Civil Division, or Independent Externship in an ADR or litigation-intensive setting)
  • Moot Court
  • back to top

 

Criminal Law

(See Concentration Checklist for completing a concentration in this area.)

Foundational Courses

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure I
  • Criminal Procedure II

Specialized Courses

  • Capital Punishment & the Law
  • Computers & Law: Criminal
  • Criminal Felony Sentencing
  • International War Crimes Tribunal
  • Juvenile Law Seminar
  • Tax Procedures, Penalties & Crimes
  • Trial Advocacy
  • White Collar Crime

Experiential Courses

  • Externship (for example, a Judicial Externship, or externship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Federal Public Defender’s office, a county prosecutor or public defender office, Cuyahoga Juvenile Court, or an independent externship in any other setting that has a criminal law focus)
  • Moot Court (criminal law competition)
  • Trial Team Competition
  • back to top

 

Employment and Labor Law

(See Concentration Checklist for completing a concentration in this area.)

Foundational Courses

  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law

Specialized Courses

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Employee Pension & Benefits Law (ERISA)
  • Employment Law Clinic
  • Fair Labor Standards Act Seminar
  • Legal Drafting: Employment Law
  • Mediation
  • Sexual Orientation & the Law
  • Workers Compensation Law

Experiential Courses

  • Externship (placements could include an externship with the National Labor Relations Board or any General Counsel or independent externship with an employment and labor law focus.)
  • Employment Law Clinic
  • Moot Court (labor and/or employment competition)
  • back to top

 

Environmental Law

Courses

  • Energy Policy & Law (offered as Current Legal Issues, L699)
  • Environmental Law and Regulation
  • Environmental Law Seminar
  • Land Use Control
  • Oil & Gas Law

Experiential Courses

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinic
  • Externship (any indepentdent externship with an environmental law focus)
  • back to top

 

Family Law

Courses

  • Aging and the Health Care System
  • Elder Law
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Sexual Orientation and the Law
  • Tax: Wealth Transfer

Experiential Courses

  • Externship (placements could include an externship with the Cuyahoga Juvenile Court or any indepentdent externship with a family law focus.)
  • back to top

 

Health Law

Foundational Courses (Required for Health Law Certificate)

  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Health Care Law
  • Law and Medicine

Elective Courses (Must take 3 for Health Law Certificate)

Health Care Regulation

  • Administrative Law
  • Health Care Compliance
  • Health Care Legis, Policy & Regulation
  • HIPAA and Privacy
  • Insurance Law
  • Psychiatry and Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Medical Care Organization (offered through Business School)

Health Law Policy & Ethics

  • Aging and the Health Care System (seminar)
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Health Law Seminar
  • Public Health Law Seminar (proposed course)

Health Law Business & Litigation

  • Antitrust Law
  • Employment Law
  • Health Care Finance
  • Health Care Fraud & Abuse
  • Insurance Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-Profit Corporation Law
  • Patent Law & Practice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • HIPAA and Privacy
  • Health Care Fraud & Abuse

Experiential Courses (Must take 1 for Health Law Certificate)

  • Community Health Advocacy Law Clinic (offered through Spring 2013)
  • Externship (Public Interest or General Counsel Externship in Health Law setting)
  • back to top

 

International Law

  • Advanced Business Immigration Law
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Ancient Athenian Law
  • Asylum Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Comparative Law: Canon Law
  • Conflict of Law
  • Environmental Law Seminar
  • Global Business Law Review
  • Immigration and Nationality Law
  • International Aspects of Intellectual Property Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Law
  • International War Crimes Tribunal Seminar
  • Judaic Law
  • Legal Responses to Terrorism
  • Race, Racism & Law
  • St. Petersburg Summer Law Institute
  • Summer Abroad Program
  • Space Law
  • Tax - International Transactions
  • Transnational Litigation
  • back to top

 

Intellectual Property

  • Copyright, Patent and Trademark
  • Cyberlaw
  • Information Technology and the Law
  • Intellectual Property  - Advanced Topics
  • International Aspects of Intellectual Property Law
  • Legal Drafting: Patent Preparation & Prosecution
  • Patent Law and Practice
  • Trademark Law
  • back to top

 

Law and Public Policy

Foundational Courses

  • Legislation and the Regulatory State
  • Regulatory Law

Specialized Areas and Courses

  • Urban Planning
    • Urban Planning*
    • Neighborhood Planning*
    • Land Use Control
    • Legal Developments in Housing
    • Local Government Law
    • Ohio Local Government Seminar
  • Public Management
    • Introduction to Public Administration*
    • Public Administration and the Political Process*
    • Public Human Resources Management*
    • Urban Economics*
  • Policy and Budget Formulation
    • Budgetary Policy*
    • Policy Development and Evaluation*
    • Public Finance & Economics*
    • Taxation: State and Local
  • Urban Development
    • Land Use Control
    • Real Estate Finance#
    • Real Estate Investment#
    • Real Estate Law
    • Urban Development Finance and Applied Project*
    • Urban Development Process/Market Analysis*
    • Urban Spatial Structure*
  • Clinical Opportunities
    • Law and Public Policy Clinic
    • Urban Development Law Clinic

* offered at College of Urban Affairs; # offered at College of Business

  • back to top

 

Research and Writing

Foundational Courses

  • Legal Writing, Research and Advocacy

Specialized Courses

  • Advanced Brief Writing and Advocacy
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Legal Drafting: General and Specific Topics
  • Legal Writing and Litigation
  • Scholarly Writing

(These courses require special permission for registration.)

  • Independent Legal Research
  • Jessup Moot Court Competition
  • Global Business Law Review
  • Global Business Law Review Editor
  • Journal of Law and Health
  • Journal of Law and Health Editor
  • Law Review
  • Law Review Editor
  • Moot Court I & II
  • back to top

 Sports and Entertainment Law

Courses

  • Entertainment Law
  • Sports & Law: Evolution of Major League Sports
  • Negotiating & Drafting Sports Marketing & Venue Agreements
  • Representing the Musical Artist
  • Representing the Professional Athlete

Tax

(As of Spring 2007, the concentration in this area is suspended until further notice)

Foundational Courses

  • Tax I
  • Tax II
  • Wealth Transfer Tax

Specialized Courses

  • Advanced Corporate Tax
  • ERISA Law
  • Tax Procedures, Penalties & Crimes
  • Tax: Federal. Taxation of International Transactions
  • Tax: State & Local
  • Tax: Tax Exempt Organizations

Experiential Courses

  • Externship (placements could include an externship with the IRS or any indepentdent externship with a tax law focus).

back to top

 

|