Spring 2020 Course List

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ADMINISTRATIVE LAW58506304001CORTEZTAKE HOME (6 hrs. / exam date)900-1015AMWF100F32FalseF

The focus is upon legislative authority and administrative agencies with special emphasis on administrative process and judicial review.

Prerequisites: Con. Law I is recommended

ADVANCED CONTRACTS SEMINAR: DRAFTING (EL)63058222701FLYNN, PETERPROJECTS750-930PMW201F22FalseF

This course is intended to provide the student with the practical skills necessary to draft effective and clear business contracts. It will give you real world skills that will be of benefit whether your interest is being a transactional lawyer or a litigator. The focus will not be especially theoretical, as was the case with your first year contracts course. Bottom line: The purpose is to train you how to translate the terms of a client's business deal into a contract that advances not only your client's interest, but that is not so one sided as to be unacceptable to the other side. We will do this through drafting exercises that the student will prepare and submit each week. Many will be ungraded, but several larger drafting projects will be graded. Your grade will be based 85% on these drafting exercises and 15% on class participation. No paper or final exam.

Prerequisites: You cannot take this course if you have taken Adv. Contracts or Adv. Contracts Workshop

ADVANCED CONTRACTS WORKSHOP61416213701WESTPAPER600-740PMW101CC22FalseF

This class will be a limited enrollment, 'practice skills' seminar designed to build upon the lessons learned in first-year Contracts and first-year Torts, and to apply those lessons to the world of transactional lawyering. Toward that end, the class will study real-world agreements entered into at the early stages of an M&A transaction and provide opportunities for students to comment upon, draft, and negotiate examples of some of those agreements in class, including LOIs, IOIs, Term Sheets, NDAs and side letters to name just a few. While geared toward the M&A world, contract drafting skills learned in this course will be applicable in any transactional practice. The goal of the course is to better equip students to draft transactional agreements, not only by giving students the opportunity to prepare initial drafts of such agreements, just as young associates in a law firm environment would, but also by examining the situations in which errors or lack of clarity in contract drafting gave rise to disputes requiring judicial determination. In other words, don't let the phrase 'practice skills' fool you into thinking we will not be reading cases too. Indeed, for every type of agreement we practice drafting or reviewing, there will be numerous current and classic cases to analyze in class to understand the 'contort' common law that forms the basis for interpreting and enforcing each contractual agreement we draft. To get the most out of this class attendance, preparation and participation will be critical, not only to your own learning experience but also to that of your classmates. Grades will be based on a combination of class performance/class room exercises, and either a short paper or a few short memos prepared about specific drafting issues.

Prerequisites: You cannot enroll in this course if you have already taken Advanced Contracts or Advanced Contracts Drafting.

ADVANCED CORPORATE TAX61077204001HANNAEXAM830-1010AMT301F22FalseF

Taxation of corporate reorganizations and carryover of tax attributes.

ADVANCED FAMILY LAW SEMINAR (EW)61266308001WEAVERPAPER (EW)1030AM-1210PMF101CC32FalseF

Edited writing seminar that covers selected family law topics in greater depth. The topics may vary by term and may include international and comparative family law, adoption, assisted reproduction technology, and domestic violence. Students are required to write a paper on a family law topic within the covered material.

Prerequisites: One of the following must be completed prior to registering: Children & the Law, Family Law, or Trust & Estates

ADVANCED LEGAL REASONING58596208001BIRDSONGIN CLASS EXAM1030AM-1210PMF100F22FalseF

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the bar exam and strategies for exam and career success, with a focus on the development of problem solving and legal reasoning skills. The class is two credit hours and is pass/fail. Throughout the semester, students will practice answering multiple-choice and essay exam questions in selected subjects tested on the bar exam. This course is intended to supplement, but not to replace, participation in a commercial bar review course. Students are strongly encouraged to take a commercial bar preparation course to enhance their chances of passing the bar exam. This course is limited to students in their last year before graduation.

ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH (EL)61586341001WOLFFPAPER900-1015AMTTH101F32FalseF

This seminar builds on the legal research materials and methods studied in the first-year legal research course and emphasizes effective research techniques. Research topics vary each semester but generally include judicial opinions, statutes, legislative history, court rules, administrative law, secondary sources, foreign and international law, and research databases used in law practice. Students must bring to class their own computer that is capable of connecting to the law school's wireless network.

ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH (EL)61596341002IVYPAPER430-545PMMW101F32FalseF

This seminar builds on the legal research materials and methods studied in the first-year legal research course and emphasizes effective research techniques. Research topics vary each semester but generally include judicial opinions, statutes, legislative history, court rules, administrative law, secondary sources, foreign and international law, and research databases used in law practice. Students must bring to class their own computer that is capable of connecting to the law school's wireless network.

ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH: TEXAS (EL) (Only meets 1/10-2/7)62227210001DUBAYPAPER100-540PMF306F22TRUEF

Expands on research skills and materials explored in the first-year legal research course, with a focus on Texas specific resources. Topics for the class include sources for Texas case law, statutory, and regulatory research; secondary sources and practitioners’ materials specific to Texas; understanding and using Texas legislative histories; local law including local court rules and municipal law; and locating non-legal information relevant to the practice of law, e.g. statistical data. Prerequisites: Law 8375 Legal Research and Writing I and LAW 8376 Legal Research and Writing II.

Prerequisites: You may not take this course and Adv. Legal Research

ADVANCED LEGAL WRITING (Only Meets 2/21 & 2/22)61656160001GARNERTAKE HOME100-500PM / 830AM-500PMF/S100F12FalseF

This class is designed for students who wish to improve their editorial and writing skills. It targets students who are already competent writers, but it requires no in-depth knowledge of grammar or rhetoric. The course covers issue framing, readability, and writing efficiently.

AVIATION LAW62036206701KRAUSEPAPER OR EXAM600-740PMW302F22FalseF

An introductory course to aviation law covering regulation of domestic and international aviation; deregulation of domestic aviation, the legal regime of the airspace, aircraft and users of the airspace; the liability of the insurance for the airman, manufacturer, services, airline and United States of America; aviation litigation fundamentals and focused issues; criminal law specific to aviation, legal issues governing aviation transactions, aviation labor and the law of space.

Prerequisites: Administrative Law or Insurance Law is recommended

BANKING LAW AND REGULATION: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL (EW)61236318001NORTONPAPER (EW)900-1015AMWF101CC32FalseF

An introduction to the federal laws governing commercial banking activities, with primary emphasis on the regulation (and 'deregulation') of national banks and related policy considerations. Lecture topics will vary from year to year, but generally will include key domestic, regional, and international issues with respect to banking, the banking industry, and the financial services industry generally. Use of interdisciplinary subject matter in economics, finance, and business is made. Comparison to regulation of other financial institutions may be utilized. When taught as a regular course, assessment may be by examination and/or paper or series of papers satisfying the general writing requirement. When taught as a Edited Writing Seminar, course structure and assessment will be consistent with those described above respecting Edited Writing Seminars.

Prerequisites: Int'l LLMs must gain approval prior to enrolling

BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (BAR)58836420001CRESPIEXAM300-415 / 330-420PMMW/T207F42FalseT

This is the basic business law course. The emphasis of the first portion of the course is on the closely held business. To be considered are the following: Agency: General principles of the law of agency. Partnerships (general and limited): Formation, control, liabilities, property, dissolution and disposition of business; internal and external relations of partners. Limited Liability Companies and Corporations: Formation, control, allocation concerns; duties, liabilities, and rights of management and shareholders or members; dispute resolution devices; and fundamentals of capitalization and financing (including basic securities financing and securities law concerns, particularly respecting the private exempt offering). The primary emphasis of the second portion of the course is on the widely owned business. In this portion, general corporate governance and capitalization problems (including preferred stock and debt securities structuring) are further explored, along with corporate distributions and repurchases and fundamental corporate changes. Analysis of mergers and acquisitions is emphasized. Depending on available time, emphasis also is placed on the impact of federal securities laws on the corporate governance structure, including discussion of ongoing public disclosure requirements, proxy regulations, and insider trading restrictions and liabilities. The course is transaction-oriented, whereby planning and problem-solving are stressed, and interdisciplinary use of basic taxation, accounting, and finance notions is made. Special attention is given to the modern statutory trends.

CHAPTER 11 REORGANIZATION61138281001ESSERMAN / PARSONSEXAM830-1010AMF307F22FalseF

In-depth study of corporate reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Prerequisites: Creditors' Rights (May be taken concurrently)

CHILD AD CLINIC (EL)64027660001SUMOSKIPERFORMANCE200-315PMTTH301F62FalseF

The course develops lawyering skills and analytic methods for developing those skills. Clinic students will represent abused and neglected children in actual cases. Topics will include interviewing, counseling, fact investigation and discovery, case planning, negotiation, drafting of pleadings, motions and memoranda, and pretrial and trial advocacy. Special emphasis will be placed on professional responsibility issues and strategic planning methods. Throughout the course, a combination of teaching methods will be employed, including one-on-one case supervision, classroom instruction, simulations, and videotaped exercises. This course also includes interdisciplinary lectures from various professionals in the child welfare field.

Prerequisites: Evidence must be taken prior to or concurrently; 50% of course requirements, good standing

CHILD AD CLINIC DEPUTY63536357001SUMOSKIPERFORMANCEARRARRARR32FalseF

Assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation, including fact investigations and analysis, legal research and writing, litigation training, and court appearances. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected.

Prerequisites: Child Ad Clinic

CHILD AD CLINIC DEPUTY63516157001SUMOSKIPERFORMANCEARRARRARR12FalseF

Assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation, including fact investigations and analysis, legal research and writing, litigation training, and court appearances. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected.

Prerequisites: Child Ad Clinic

CHILD AD CLINIC DEPUTY63526257001SUMOSKIPERFORMANCEARRARRARR22FalseF

Assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation, including fact investigations and analysis, legal research and writing, litigation training, and court appearances. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected.

Prerequisites: Child Ad Clinic

CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE IN MURDER TRIALS59197219701BIRMINGHAMEXAM600-740PMW106F22TRUEF

Examines the techniques of properly analyzing circumstantial evidence in the context of a murder trial. From the crime scene to the courthouse, students learn the role of and the technical process of presenting circumstantial evidence. The class is based on crime scene evidence and trial transcripts from several famous Dallas murders including Jack Ruby (the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald), Charles Tex Watson (the Manson Family Killings), Charles Albright (The Eyeball Killer), and the Trinity River Massacre. It is recommended that students have either taken or are enrolled in Evidence.

Prerequisites: Evidence is recommended

CIVIL CLINIC DEPUTY63567357001SPECTORPERFORMANCEARRARRARR32FalseF

Assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation, including fact investigations and analysis, legal research and writing, litigation training, and court appearances. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected.

Prerequisites: Civil Clinic

CIVIL CLINIC DEPUTY63557257001SPECTORPERFORMANCEARRARRARR22FalseF

Assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation, including fact investigations and analysis, legal research and writing, litigation training, and court appearances. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected.

Prerequisites: Civil Clinic

CIVIL CLINIC DEPUTY63547157001SPECTORPERFORMANCEARRARRARR12FalseF

Assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation, including fact investigations and analysis, legal research and writing, litigation training, and court appearances. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected.

Prerequisites: Civil Clinic

CIVIL LITIGATION: THE CURRENT STATUS OF JURY TRIAL PRACTICE (EW)61347301001DORSANEOPAPER (EW)200-400PMM101CC32FALSEF

Examines the background and the current status of jury trial practice in Texas courts including the judge-jury relationship and judicial review of verdict and judgments. Topics also include the constitutional and statutory rights to jury trials in civil cases under Texas law; the impact of the adoption, amendment and interpretation of the Texas Rules of Court on jury trial rights and practices; and, the impact of formal alternative dispute resolution procedures on conventional trial practice in Texas courts.

CIVIL LITIGATION: JUDGING THE JURY (EW)61278343001THORNBURGPAPER (EW)200-340PMT101CC32FalseF

The jury is praised by some as an important component of democracy, yet criticized by others as incompetent and biased. This edited writing seminar evaluates claims about the strengths and limitations of the civil jury. We’ll examine the image of the jury in popular culture, then explore the work of lawyers, legal scholars, psychologists, and other social scientists who have studied the jury in depth. Student writing assignments will include both shorter pieces and a research paper in which the student will identify a specific jury trial procedure reform, review relevant theory and research, and advocate a viable and effective reform.

Prerequisites: Int'l LLMs must gain approval prior to enrolling

CIVIL PROCEDURE (SEC 1)58566405001MARTINEZEXAM900-1015 / 900-950AMTTH/F207F41FalseF

Civil procedure, focusing on judicial resolution of disputes; development of the modern civil action including consideration of the jurisdiction of courts, venue, process, pleading, joinder, discovery, pretrial practice, right to a jury trial, withdrawing cases from a jury, motions after verdict, judgments and their effects, and appellate review. An introduction to alternative dispute resolutions is also included.

CIVIL PROCEDURE (SEC 2)58576405002THORNBURGEXAM840-950 / 900-1010AMM/TTHHILLCREST41FalseF

Civil procedure, focusing on judicial resolution of disputes; development of the modern civil action including consideration of the jurisdiction of courts, venue, process, pleading, joinder, discovery, pretrial practice, right to a jury trial, withdrawing cases from a jury, motions after verdict, judgments and their effects, and appellate review. An introduction to alternative dispute resolutions is also included.

CIVIL PROCEDURE (SEC 3)58586405003COLANGELOEXAM900-1015 / 900-950AMTTH/FWALSH41FalseT

Civil procedure, focusing on judicial resolution of disputes; development of the modern civil action including consideration of the jurisdiction of courts, venue, process, pleading, joinder, discovery, pretrial practice, right to a jury trial, withdrawing cases from a jury, motions after verdict, judgments and their effects, and appellate review. An introduction to alternative dispute resolutions is also included.

CIVIL/CONSUMER CLINIC (EL)69317644001SPECTORPERFORMANCE1030-1145AMTTH302F62FalseF

The course develops lawyering skills and analytic methods for developing those skills. Clinic students will represent indigent clients in actual cases. Topics will include interviewing, counseling, fact investigation and discovery, case planning, negotiation, drafting of pleadings, motions and memoranda, and pretrial and trial advocacy. Special emphasis will be placed on professional responsibility issues and strategic planning methods. Throughout the course, a combination of teaching methods will be employed, including one-on-one case supervision, classroom instruction, simulations, and videotaped exercises.

Prerequisites: 50% of course requirements, good standing; Professional Responsibility must be taken prior to or concurrently

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SEMINAR59247224701COXPAPER / PROJECT600-740PMW107F22FalseF

A practice-oriented study of documentation of and due diligence in the transfer, leasing, and finance of commercial real estate. Includes exercises in negotiation; title review; and drafting of documents, letters, and memoranda.

Prerequisites: Property I & II, Real Estate Transactions

CONSTITUTIONAL CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: ADJUDICATION62787236001RYANEXAM200-340PMM101F22FalseF

This course examines constitutional issues arising during the post-investigation state of a criminal case, such as custody and release pending trial, preliminary hearings, the grand jury, joinder and severance, discovery, plea bargaining, trial procedures, double jeopardy, sentencing, and post-conviction remedies. Students taking this course may not take Constitutional Criminal Procedure: Survey.

Prerequisites: Students taking this course may not take Constitutional Criminal Procedure: Survey

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I (SEC 1)58766366001KAHNEXAM1030-1145AMTTH207F31FalseT

An examination of methods of constitutional interpretation, the role of judicial review, federal power, separation of powers, federalism, and justiciability.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I (SEC 2)58846366002CARPENTEREXAM1030-1145AMTTHHILLCREST31FalseF

An examination of methods of constitutional interpretation, the role of judicial review, federal power, separation of powers, federalism, and justiciability.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I (SEC 3)58856366003BLOOMEXAM1030-1145AMTTHWALSH31FalseF

An examination of methods of constitutional interpretation, the role of judicial review, federal power, separation of powers, federalism, and justiciability.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW II58878311001BLOOMEXAM1030-1145AMMWHILLCREST32FalseF

A study of individual rights including such areas as equal protection of the law and due process of law, with particular emphasis on issues of racial discrimination, gender discrimination, and the right to privacy. Depending on the Professor, this course may also include freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

CONTRACTS II (SEC 1)58776264001ROGERSEXAM1030-1120AMWF207F21FalseF

History and development of the common law of contract; principles controlling the formation, performance, and termination of contracts, including the basic doctrines of offer and acceptance, consideration, conditions, material breach, damages, and statute of frauds; statutory variances from the common law with particular attention to Uniform Commercial Code sections.

CONTRACTS II (SEC 2)58786264002ANDERSONEXAM1100-1150AMMWWALSH21FalseF

History and development of the common law of contract; principles controlling the formation, performance, and termination of contracts, including the basic doctrines of offer and acceptance, consideration, conditions, material breach, damages, and statute of frauds; statutory variances from the common law with particular attention to Uniform Commercial Code sections.

CONTRACTS II (SEC 3)58796264003CRESPIEXAM900-950AMMWWALSH21FalseT

History and development of the common law of contract; principles controlling the formation, performance, and termination of contracts, including the basic doctrines of offer and acceptance, consideration, conditions, material breach, damages, and statute of frauds; statutory variances from the common law with particular attention to Uniform Commercial Code sections.

CORPORATE COMPLIANCE (Formerly Ethics & Compliance in the Global Enterprise)62336234001HINTONEXAM330-510PMTH107F22FalseF

The field of ethics and compliance has emerged as a new legal focus area with significant opportunities for legal practitioners, and the discipline has taken on an international aspect because of global enforcement and the growing convergence of standards. Regulators have stepped up enforcement of guidelines in key areas such as anticorruption, export, and trade sanctions. It is imperative that U.S. corporations comply with the United States Sentencing Commission's guidelines for organizations and establish risk management programs and processes to demonstrate their compliance. Using the framework of an overarching hypothetical, this course provides hands-on experience in identifying and reviewing key compliance issues and developing workable tools and solutions to address them, with a focus on the expected components of an effective corporate compliance program, drawing from important statutes, case law, and international treaties.

CORPORATE & TRANSACTIONAL LEGAL RESEARCH61616352001GALLINAPROJECTS1030-1145AMWF306F32FalseF

Corporate & Transactional Legal Research is a specialized legal research class designed for students who are interested in practicing corporate and transactional law. Students will develop advanced proficiency in case law and statutory research, regulatory materials, secondary sources, and other fundamental research concepts utilized in a corporate law practice. The course will focus on locating and evaluating primary and secondary sources that can be used to research issues involving business transactions, securities offerings, corporate governance, and a number of related topics. Assignments and in-class exercises will simulate activities frequently performed by transactional attorneys.

CORPORATE FINANCE AND ACQUISITIONS59357235001SMATHERSPAPER330-510PMT301F22FalseF

The first part of this course provides a basis for resolving the typical valuation questions that arise in the corporate acquisition context. The basic concepts of financial theory, including discounting, diversification, portfolio theory, the capital asset pricing model, and the Black-Scholes option pricing model are presented and critically assessed. The second part of the course examines certain issues that arise in the corporate acquisition context that involve valuation questions, including the scope of application of the de facto merger and successor liability doctrines, appraisal rights, and the fairness of freeze-out transactions. The course will not consider issues arising under federal securities law. It is strongly recommended that students have some background in economics or finance.

Prerequisites: All 1E Courses, Property I & II, Business Enterprise, Some background in Economics or Finance; LLMs must take US Corporate Law as a pre-requisite

CREDITORS' RIGHTS (BAR)62866333001HALEEXAM830-945AMMW304F32FalseT

An introduction to federal and state law governing the debtor-creditor relationship: enforcement of judgments; attachment, garnishment, and sequestration; fraudulent conveyances; and bankruptcy as affecting secured and unsecured creditors under the Bankruptcy Code.

CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN CLINIC (EL)62847642001NANASIPERFORMANCE900-1100AMTCLINIC62FalseF

Students enrolled in the Hunter Legal Center provide representation to survivors of gender-based harms, including domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Student attorneys participate in a range of lawyering activities: client screening, individual client representation (in matters such as obtaining orders of protection, family law, humanitarian immigration claims, and postconviction relief), and representation of institutional clients seeking long-term solutions to the problem of violence against women. Work on actual cases, in combination with faculty supervision sessions and the clinic seminar, allows students to hone a wide range of lawyering skills, both practical and analytical.

Prerequisites: Professional Resp. must be taken prior to or concurrently; 50% of course requirements; Evidence & Family Law are recommended; Good academic standing; By selection only

CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN CLINIC DEPUTY63576109001NANASIPERFORMANCEARRARRARR12FalseF

Includes assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected.

Prerequisites: Crimes Against Women Clinic

CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN CLINIC DEPUTY63586246001NANASIPERFORMANCEARRARRARR22FalseF

Includes assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected.

Prerequisites: Crimes Against Women Clinic

CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN CLINIC DEPUTY63596350001NANASIPERFORMANCEARRARRARR32FalseF

Includes assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected.

Prerequisites: Crimes Against Women Clinic

CRIMINAL CLINIC (EL)60377641001JENKSPERFORMANCE330-445PMTTH204F62FalseF

A practice-based period of study involving representation of indigent clients in Dallas County criminal courts. Classroom instruction and skills training are integrated with actual case work.

Prerequisites: Professional Resp. must be taken prior to or concurrently; Evidence & Texas Criminal Procedure are recommended; 50% of course requirements, good standing

CRIMINAL CLINIC DEPUTY63638157001JENKSPERFORMANCEARRARRARR12FalseF

Assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation, including fact investigations and analysis, legal research and writing, litigation training, and court appearances. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected.

Prerequisites: Criminal Clinic

CRIMINAL CLINIC DEPUTY63648257001JENKSPERFORMANCEARRARRARR22FalseF

Assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation, including fact investigations and analysis, legal research and writing, litigation training, and court appearances. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected.

Prerequisites: Criminal Clinic

CRIMINAL CLINIC DEPUTY63657358001JENKSPERFORMANCEARRARRARR32FalseF

Assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation, including fact investigations and analysis, legal research and writing, litigation training, and court appearances. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected.

Prerequisites: Criminal Clinic

CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY PRACTICUM (EL)61577403001METZGERPROJECTS200-400PMW307F42TRUEF

The Criminal Justice Policy Practicum will expose students to an interdisciplinary approach to criminal justice reform policy. Through the CJPP, students will understand how their lawyering can influence local, statewide, and national criminal policy. For the Spring of 2019, the CJPP project will be Misdemeanor Justice in Dallas County Courts. Students will learn Texas misdemeanor criminal procedure rules and observe Dallas County misdemeanor practice. Working with a dataset of nearly 200,000 Dallas County misdemeanor cases, students will learn the basic tenets of criminal justice data assessment and analysis. As part of that process, students will learn to clean data sets, design research inquiries, code data, and report on the results of data assessments. By the end of the semester, the students will have written an empirical report describing the results of their data-driven inquiry into Dallas County Misdemeanor Justice. Professional Responsibility (Law 7350) may be taken prior to enrolling or simultaneously. Constitutional Criminal Procedure is recommended but not required.

Prerequisites: Professional Responsibility (Law 7350) may be taken prior to enrolling or concurrently; Constitutional Criminal Procedure is recommended but not required.

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE IN THE DIGITAL AGE (GW)61027203001TURNERPAPER (GW)1030AM-1210PMM304F22FALSEF

Examines how law enforcement officers use new technology in combating crime and how the law regulates the use of such technology. Can constitutional language that pre-dates the discovery of electricity and the invention of the telephone, the computer, and the internet adequately address questions raised by big data policing, mass surveillance, and cross-border cyber-investigations? How can longstanding legal doctrines be adapted to meet the challenges of the digital age? How should the law balance individual interests in privacy and dignity against interests in security and efficiency? Should such matters be regulated through legislation or through case law?

DATA PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY58606238701JOHNSON, J. / SHIPCHANDLERTAKE HOME600-740PMM100F22FalseF

This course provides an introduction to information privacy and security law. Information security and its attendant privacy implications have dominated recent headlines in the wake of electronic intrusions at some of the country's largest and most respected institutions. This course will broadly review the origins and evolution of U.S. information privacy and security law, from Constitutional law, to common law tort and contract principles, to the modern day legislative and regulatory privacy and security frameworks. It will address the latter in the context of recent controversies, including retail data breaches, social media, domestic surveillance, and others. In sum, this course will provide students with a broad introduction to key concepts associated with information privacy and security law and an understanding of how these concepts apply to corporate organizations.

DRAFTING OIL & GAS CONTRACTS (EL)61117208701SULLIVANPAPER600-740PMTH306F22TRUEF

Drafting effective and clear oil and gas contracts; reviewing basic components and building blocks of contracts; translating the business deal into an oil and gas contract; proposing solutions for problems encountered by counsel in the oil and gas industry. Prerequisites or corequisites: LAW 6378 Oil and Gas Law, LAW 6228/LAW 7369 Oil and Gas Contracts, or LAW 6313 International Petroleum Transactions.

Prerequisites: Oil & Gas, or Oil & Gas Contracts, or Int'l Petroleum Trans.

DUE DILIGENCE IN BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS (EL)58656209701LAWRENCEMIDTERM & PAPER600-740PMT101F22FalseF

Introduces basic due diligence principles and standards, and covers the relevant diligence-related case law. The primary goal is to expose students (through practical skills exercises) to the various components of effective due diligence in real-world transactional settings similar to those they are likely to encounter after entering the practice. Topics include the definition of due diligence; effective due diligence leadership and staffing; the constituents of reasonable due diligence as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the courts; the importance of tools such as forms-driven processes and written memoranda; the significance of red flags in the diligence process; and the responsibilities of buyers, sellers, underwriters, issuers, and their respective diligence team members, including legal counsel.

Prerequisites: Business Enterprise

EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION58687344001HAYDENEXAM200-315PMTTH106F32FalseF

Examination of the federal law regulating discrimination in employment. The primary emphasis is upon Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, and national origin), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and federal requirements of affirmative action imposed upon government contractors, but other civil rights statutes and the National Labor Relations Act will be treated as they bear upon the subject.

ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES LAW58486384001DANCYEXAM900-1015AMTTH100F32FalseF

This three credit course is an introduction to energy law. It surveys the legal and policy issues raised by the major sources of energy, while emphasizing environmental and natural resources issues. Significant attention is devoted to hot topics in energy law, including the BP Oil Spill, the natural gas drilling boom, nuclear energy concerns following the Japanese earthquake, and climate change issues.

ENTERTAINMENT LAW II (EL)61087211001HELPPIEPERFORMANCE1030AM-1210PMT306F22TRUEF

An experiential learning course with a heavy writing component. Students identify the fundamental interests in entertainment deals, analyze customary contract provisions, and negotiate and draft agreements. Prerequisite: LAW 7201 Entertainment Law I.

Prerequisites: Entertainment Law I

ESTATE PLANNING AND PRACTICE64096252001REISEXAM200-340PMTH304F22FalseF

Functional examination of the integration of the federal estate and gift taxes; marital deduction planning and drafting; drafting the By-Pass Trust; desirability of making lifetime interspousal transfers; gifts to minors and other dependents (including the grantor trust rules); techniques of income deflection and estate shrinkage for tax reasons; transferring ownership of life insurance with emphasis on irrevocable life insurance trusts; and introduction to the generation skipping tax. Students will get more out of the class if they have taken Wills and Trusts and Estate, Gift, and Income Tax.

Prerequisites: Trusts & Estates and Estate, Gift, & Income Tax are strongly recommended, but not required

EVIDENCE (BAR)58458455001OFFITEXAM830-1010AMMW201F42FalseT

Principles governing the admission and exclusion of evidence, including functions of judge and jury, examination and competency of witnesses, demonstrative evidence, the hearsay rule and its exceptions, burdens of proof and presumptions, privileges, and judicial notice.

EVIDENCE (BAR)58498455002BAVLIEXAM1030-1140AMTTHF201F42FalseT

Principles governing the admission and exclusion of evidence, including functions of judge and jury, examination and competency of witnesses, demonstrative evidence, the hearsay rule and its exceptions, burdens of proof and presumptions, privileges, and judicial notice.

EXPERT WITNESS IN CIVIL LITIGATION58636233001HUTCHINSONPROJECTS330-510PMTH101F22FalseF

Addresses the role of the expert witness in civil litigation, with emphasis on the development of practical skill in the selection, designation, discovery, direct examination, and cross-examination of experts. Considers examples from trial practice in state and federal courts, as well as expert testimony in the context of tort and commercial litigation. Students participate in drafting Daubert/Robinson motions and in mock examination of experts.

Prerequisites: Evidence

EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION (EW)63018318001COLANGELOPAPER (EW)300-440PMF301F32FalseF

The proliferation of legal regimes purporting to govern the same activities presents opportunities and conundrums for lawyers dealing with a wide variety of cutting-edge issues in both U.S. and international law. These issues span civil and criminal divides and range from free speech on the Internet and intellectual property rights to the geographic reach of antitrust and securities laws, as well as laws designed to combat terrorism, child sex tourism, piracy and international human rights violations like torture and genocide. In the first part of the seminar, we will read recent cases and scholarship related to extraterritorial jurisdiction, with the goals of (1) raising students' awareness of theoretical and doctrinal issues involved; and (2) developing students' ability to evaluate and critique legal scholarship. In the second part of the seminar, we will discuss students' own research proposals and works-in-progress in light of substantive and methodological insights gained from the first part of the seminar. The seminar will be 3 credits and will require students to write a substantial research paper of publishable quality approximately 30 pages in length. Toward that end, students will be required to submit, at specified times in the semester, (1) an abstract and outline, (2) a rough draft, and (3) a final draft.

FAMILY DETENTION POP UP CLINIC (EL) (Only meets 2/7-3/27)62856253001NANASIPERFORMANCE900-1100AMFCLINIC22FalseF

Students will travel to the Karnes Family Detention Center over spring break to provide legal support to detained immigrant women and children. Students will be accepted into the course on a first-come, first-served basis, however, preference will be given to students with fluency in Spanish. All students are eligible to participate; eligibility for or possession of a student bar card is not required. While at the Karnes Family Detention Center, students will have regular interaction with the women and children who are detained there. They will conduct intakes with newly arrived families. Students will work with the women and children to prepare for credible fear interviews, wherein officers from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) make a threshold determination of whether a significant possibility exists that the detainee could establish before an Immigration Court that she is eligible for asylum in the United States. If USCIS makes a negative credible fear determination, students will work with the women and children to prepare declarations for an Immigration Judge's review of the decision and support CARA attorneys representing the clients before the Immigration Court. Lastly, students will assist CARA attorneys with pre-release orientations.

Prerequisites: Spanish speakers preferred

FAMILY LAW CLINIC (EL)62837643001BRANTLEYPERFORMANCE200-315PMTTHCLINIC62FalseF

Under the supervision of an experienced clinical faculty member, student attorneys in the VanSickle Family Law Clinic represent and provide counsel to low-income clients in matters of family law such as divorce, child custody, possession and access, paternity, modifications, enforcement actions, child and spousal support, and adoption. Through client representation and the clinic seminar, student attorneys have the opportunity to engage in the performance of fundamental lawyering skills necessary for competent representation and zealous advocacy. These skills include but are not limited to, interviewing and counseling clients, negotiating, fact development and analysis, strategic case planning, conflict resolution and decision making, motion and trial practice, drafting legal pleadings and ancillary documents, organization and management of legal work, cultural competency, collaboration and self-evaluation. Student attorneys also collaborate with community-based organizations to provide limited consulting to pro se litigants at organized community legal clinics located in a low-income, culturally diverse area of Dallas.

Prerequisites: Professional Resp. must be taken prior to or concurrently; 50% of course requirements; Good Academic Standing

FAMILY LAW CLINIC DEPUTY63606111001BRANTLEYPERFORMANCEARRARRARR12FalseF

Includes assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected.

Prerequisites: Family Law Clinic

FAMILY LAW CLINIC DEPUTY63616247001BRANTLEYPERFORMANCEARRARRARR22FalseF

Includes assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected.

Prerequisites: Family Law Clinic

FAMILY LAW CLINIC DEPUTY63626351001BRANTLEYPERFORMANCEARRARRARR32FalseF

Includes assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected.

Prerequisites: Family Law Clinic

FEDERAL JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIP (EL) (Students will also be registered for a 2 hour externship)60358137001FISH / DUREUSPAPER / PERFORMANCE330-445PMW106F12FalseF

This externship provides opportunities for students to work in the chambers of the U.S. District Court judges, U.S. Magistrate judges, and U.S. Bankruptcy Judges in the Northern District of Texas, Dallas and Fort Worth Divisions. From time to time, students may also have the opportunity to work with federal judges in the Eastern District of Texas, Plano Division and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Students will be paired with an individual judge, and will work approximately 10-15 hours per week under that judge's supervision for one semester for a total of at least 120 hours. The Federal Judicial Externship also includes a Judicial Externship that will meet for at least fourteen 50-minute hours. Students successfully completing the externship and class will receive three hours credit (based on 2 credits for the externship itself and 1 for the classroom component). The students' primary activities will be research, drafting bench memos, drafting opinions, and observing conferences, motion hearings, and evidentiary hearings. Students will occasionally have the opportunity to prepare short articles for publication. The teacher of the classroom component will also serve as Faculty Supervisor for the externships, while the judges will serve as Field Supervisors.

Prerequisites: Students are only eligible for this course if they have not previously received credit for an externship.

FEDERAL TAXPAYERS CLINIC (EL)63267443001TBAPERFORMANCE300-415PMMW302F42FalseF

Clinical instruction in federal tax practice emphasizing the representation of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and the Tax Court. Classroom instruction in interviewing techniques and counseling is integrated with interviewing prospective clients and with the ultimate representation of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and before the Tax Court.

Prerequisites: All first year courses, Income Taxation, 50% of course requirements, good standing

FEDERAL TAXPAYERS CLINIC DEPUTY63676399001TBAPERFORMANCEARRARRARR32FalseF

Assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation, including fact investigations and analysis, legal research and writing, litigation training, and court appearances. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected.

Prerequisites: Federal Tax Clinic

FEDERAL TAXPAYERS CLINIC DEPUTY63666299001TBAPERFORMANCEARRARRARR22FalseF

Assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation, including fact investigations and analysis, legal research and writing, litigation training, and court appearances. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected.

Prerequisites: Federal Tax Clinic

FIRST AMENDMENT AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH60367333001CARPENTERTAKE HOME (6 hrs / exam date)200-315PMTTH107F32FalseT

An examination of constitutional issues and interpretation under the First Amendment focusing on freedom of speech and press.

Prerequisites: Con. Law II is recommended

FORMING & OPERATING CLOSELY HELD BUSINESSES58648203701BAUCUMTAKE HOME / PROJECTS600-740PMM101F22FalseF

This is a 'how to' course. It is a skills course that will focus on forming and representing small businesses and non-profit organizations. The course will cover advice regarding selection of a client, understanding the client=s goals, what choice of entity to recommend to the client, entity creation by drafting various documents such as certificates of formation for profit and nonprofit corporations and limited liability companies, bylaws, non-competition agreements, non-disclosure agreements, employment agreements, and other documents that relate to a small business. Throughout the course students will be asked to draft various documents.

Prerequisites: Business Enterprise

GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC INTEREST EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM (EL) (INCLUDES A 2-3 HR EXTERNSHIP)60986117701BURSTEINPAPER / PRESENTATION600-650PMT107F3-42FalseF

The Government and Public Interest Externship Program is an academic program that combines a weekly public sector law class with hands-on fieldwork in nonprofit and government legal departments. Students who pass both the class and externship components receive one credit for the classroom component and 2-3 hours credit for their field work (depending on the hours worked at the placement).

HISTORY OF ANGLO-AMERICAN LEGAL INSTITUTIONS (EW)61158308001TATEPAPER (EW)1030AM-1210PMM308F32FalseF

An examination of the development of the Anglo-American system of civil and criminal justice from the medieval period to the present day. Topics of special interest may include the origins and evolution of the common-law jury; the emergence of rules of procedure and evidence; and the changing roles played by judges and attorneys.

Prerequisites: Int'l LLMs must gain approval prior to enrolling

IMMIGRATION LAW59238258701MICALE / GUMBSEXAM600-740PMM107F22FalseF

The course analyzes provisions of the U.S. Constitution, Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), and other relevant sources that address questions of citizenship and immigration in the U.S. Topics that will be addressed may include laws that regulate the process of acquiring citizenship and losing citizenship, the entry and deportation of non-citizens, and procedural and substantive rights of non-citizens.

Prerequisites: All first year courses; Con. Law I, Con. Law II, and Administrative Law recommended

INCOME TAXATION (BAR)58536460001MAZUREXAM1030AM-1210PMMW100F42FalseT

Introduction to the federal income tax system; analysis of Internal Revenue Code, Treasury Regulations, rulings, and case law; consideration of income, deductions, credits, assignment of income, and accounting periods and methods.

INCOME TAXATION (BAR)61036460001BEARD / FREEMANEXAM400-540PMTTH304F42FalseT

Introduction to the federal income tax system; analysis of Internal Revenue Code, Treasury Regulations, rulings, and case law; consideration of income, deductions, credits, assignment of income, and accounting periods and methods.

INNOCENCE CLINIC (EL)63347401001YOUNGPERFORMANCE430-530PMT307F42FalseF

Investigation and Litigation of Actual Innocence claims by persons convicted of serious crimes involves unique and highly challenging legal issues. Students involved in the clinic will assist in a wide range of post-conviction case investigation including any or all of the following: locating and reviewing original trial records; searching for any identifying remaining evidence, if any; analyzing cases for viability; submission of evidence for additional testing; interviewing potential witnesses; communicating with clients, including at least one face-to-face meeting either in the county jail or the assigned prison unit; interacting with assigned personnel from the District Attorney's Office; identifying and communicating with potential experts; drafting briefs, motions and proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law.

Prerequisites: Evidence must be taken prior to or concurrently; 50% of course requirements, Good academic standing, By selection only

INNOCENCE CLINIC DEPUTY63686118001YOUNGPERFORMANCEARRARRARR12FalseF

Includes assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected. Prerequisite: Actual Innocence Clinic, Law 6230 or 7401

Prerequisites: Innocence Clinic

INNOCENCE CLINIC DEPUTY63696260001YOUNGPERFORMANCEARRARRARR22FalseF

Includes assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected. Prerequisite: Actual Innocence Clinic, Law 6230 or 7401

Prerequisites: Innocence Clinic

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY59216356001TAYLOREXAM300-415PMMW107F32FalseF

An overview of intellectual property law for both students with a general interest in the area and students who are pursuing specialized fields with IP. Beginning with an analysis of the competing theories underlying IP law, it goes on to outline the basic principles of patent copyright, trademark, and trade secret protection, as well as current issues in software protection, biotechnology, and competition policy. Students who have already completed two or more of the following courses may NOT take IP: Copyright, Patent, Trademark & Business Torts.

INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE HEALTH LAW (EW)61168345001CORTEZPAPER (EW)1030-1210PMT308F32FalseF

This seminar compares how different countries regulate costs, quality, and access in their health care systems. Countries with vastly different legal and health care systems must respond to essentially the same concerns. Who has access to health care services? Who pays for health care and how? How do we regulate medical negligence? How do our systems respond to public health crises, such as HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases? The first part of this semester will be an overview of different health care and legal systems. Students will then prepare and present research comparing and contrasting two countries’ responses to a particular issue.

INTERNATIONAL & FOREIGN LEGAL RESEARCH (EL)61608312001KIMBROUGHSimulation Exercises & Exam900-1015AMWF306F32FalseF

This course will teach research methods to find and evaluate international and foreign legal materials using both electronic and print resources. Its principal purpose is to provide the basic knowledge and skills needed to conduct competent international and foreign legal research. It also has the secondary, but important, goal of expanding on and reinforcing the basic legal research skills that students had earlier gained from the first-year legal research and writing course. In this course, you will become skilled in researching various international and foreign legal sources through practical application in assignments and in-class exercises. In short, this is a course on international and foreign legal research sources and techniques. Students taking this course will need to bring their own laptop computers.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS (GW) (JDs only)63307315701NORTONPAPER (GW)600-715PMTTHHILLCREST32FalseF

Three hours. A basic course for U.S. and international students on fundamental legal problems encountered in basic international business transactions (e.g., international sales, licensing and foreign direct investments) and in basic international financial arrangements ( e.g., international letters of credit, syndicated loans, project financing , Eurobond offerings and securitizations), along with selective issues facing the multinational enterprise. Particularly beneficial as a foundation course for the student desiring to pursue the international law area or for the student desiring only a survey of the area.

Prerequisites: JDs only/LLMs must register for the exam option

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS (Exam)61428315701NORTONEXAM600-715PMTTHHILLCREST32FalseF

Three hours. A basic course for U.S. and international students on fundamental legal problems encountered in basic international business transactions (e.g., international sales, licensing and foreign direct investments) and in basic international financial arrangements ( e.g., international letters of credit, syndicated loans, project financing , Eurobond offerings and securitizations), along with selective issues facing the multinational enterprise. Particularly beneficial as a foundation course for the student desiring to pursue the international law area or for the student desiring only a survey of the area.

Prerequisites: JDs or LLMs

INTERNATIONAL CRIMES (EW)61177356001TURNERPAPER (EW)1030AM-1210PMTH308F32FalseF

The course focuses on the origins, development and growth of international crimes. It examines the juridical bases and processes by which objectionable or offensive conduct is transformed into an international crime. In this vein, it identifies the attributes and characteristics of international crimes and explores the practical as well as doctrinal problems relating to the regulation, prevention, control and suppression of this genre of crimes.

Prerequisites: Int'l LLMs must gain approval prior to enrolling

INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISING & DISTRIBUTION LAW59377231701VERNONEXAM600-740PMT301F22FalseF

This course will address the topics to consider in internationalizing a franchise, both economically and legally. Each class period will be an in-depth look at either a step in the internationalization process or a major area of consideration before 'going global.' Special attention will be paid to the European Union as well as major emerging markets such as Eastern Europe, Middle East, China, South America, India and Asia. Topics will include structuring the franchise, tax, trade, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, and dispute resolution. This is an excellent course for anyone considering franchise law or international business as international franchising is the next big wave in the global economy, and a trend that will continue well past the foreseeable future.

INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW/LAW OF ARMED CONFLICT (EW)61096307001JENKSPAPER (EW)1030AM-1210PMTH306F32FalseF

This course focuses on the essential concepts of international humanitarian law (also known as the law of armed conflict or 'LOAC) as derived from international treaty law, customary law and the experience of history. The inquiry will focus on the law applicable to today's conflicts, whether internal, transnational, or international; whether involving armed opposition groups or the armed forces of nation-States. I will begin with a survey of the history and sources of the LOAC, examine the principles and application of the LOAC, and then explore specific areas of interest, including the obligations and protections afforded combatants and non-combatants, permissible means and methods of warfare, the law of occupation and neutrality, the definition and prosecution of war crimes and the implementation of the law of war in U.S. domestic law and policy.

Prerequisites: Int'l LLMs must gain approval prior to enrolling

INTERNATIONAL LAW REVIEW63706130001NORTONPAPERARRARRARR12FalseF

Law review experience involving preparation of comments on topics of current interest, notes on cases of significance, and editorial work incident to publication of The International Lawyer and NAFTA: Law and Business Review of the Americas. Students must be selected for participation before they may register. [Available only for J.D. students.]

Prerequisites: By selection

INTERNATIONAL LAW REVIEW (GW)63728330001NORTONPAPER (GW)ARRARRARR32FalseF

Law review experience involving preparation of comments on topics of current interest, notes on cases of significance, and editorial work incident to publication of The International Lawyer and NAFTA: Law and Business Review of the Americas. Students must be selected for participation before they may register. [Available only for J.D. students.]

Prerequisites: By selection

INTERNATIONAL LAW REVIEW (GW)63718230001NORTONPAPER (GW)ARRARRARR22FalseF

Law review experience involving preparation of comments on topics of current interest, notes on cases of significance, and editorial work incident to publication of The International Lawyer and NAFTA: Law and Business Review of the Americas. Students must be selected for participation before they may register. [Available only for J.D. students.]

Prerequisites: By selection

INTERNATIONAL TAX II61407255701ALBRIGHT / GARDNEREXAM600-740PMT308F22FalseF

A basic course for U.S. and international students focusing on U.S. citizens, residents, and business entities conducting business or investment outside the United States so-called outbound transactions.

INTRO. TO VENTURE TRANSACTIONS (EL)62777234701VELAEXAM600-740PMTH100F22TRUEF

Prepares students to counsel early-stage companies and investors through a myriad of startup related transactions and situations. Begins with a brief history of venture to understand the foundation of the practice, and then explores, in detail, aspects of structuring a venture backed company, raising capital, interacting with investors, and typical commercial agreements. Students are expected to read, interpret, and draft common venture financing documents and identify and provide counsel on typical founder and early-stage company issues.

Prerequisites: Business Enterprise is recommended

LABOR LAW58676360001HAYDENEXAM1030-1145AMTTH106F32FalseF

This course provides a detailed study of the National Labor Relations Act and its interpretation by the National Labor Relations Board and federal courts. The course covers the rights and duties of individuals and institutions in the labor-relations context, as well as concerted activity, including strikes, boycotts, and picketing.

LAW & MEDICINE: BIOETHICS59207330001MAYOEXAM900-1015AMTTH107F32FalseF

The course focuses on the interplay between bioethics and law in the context of topics such as human reproduction, death and dying, and human experimentation.

LAW, LITERATURE, AND MEDICINE (3Ls ONLY)61366205001MAYOPROJECTS300-500PMF101CC22FalseF

This seminar provides law students and medical students an opportunity to read and discuss novels, poems, plays, and short stories concerning their two professions, including ethical dilemmas that are encountered in legal and med-medical practice and a variety of client and patient experiences. Readings will also focus upon the professional and academic aspects of the humanities in law and medicine. Students will have joint assignments and projects throughout the semester and will be required to complete a research paper or comparable final project.

Prerequisites: Completion of 2nd year

LEGAL RESEARCH & WRITING FOR LLMS59346364001CASHENPAPER330-445PMMW301F32FalseF

Successful completion of this course will provide foreign-trained law students with an introduction to general principles of U.S. legal research, common law legal analysis, and objective writing, which will be geared to enable students to (a) recognize and distinguish primary and secondary levels of authority, (b) locate, read and understand rules of law available in constitutions, judicial opinions, and statutes, (c) update different types of legal authority, including the process of Shepardizing (d) recognize and use acceptable citation forms for legal authority and (e) complete legal research/writing assignments to explain the law pertaining to a legal question.

Prerequisites: International LLM Students Only

LRWA II (SEC 01) (EL)59068376001STOBAUGHPAPER130-245PMWF106F31FalseF

The primary objective of the course is to synthesize legal doctrine, lawyering skills, and professional responsibility for the first-year student. Meeting in small groups and using simulated exercises, students engage in client counseling, interviewing, negotiating, drafting, and advocating. Grades are based on the evaluation of written and oral performances throughout the semester.

LRWA II (SEC 02) (EL)59078376002HUBBARDPAPER130-245PMWF107F31FalseF

The primary objective of the course is to synthesize legal doctrine, lawyering skills, and professional responsibility for the first-year student. Meeting in small groups and using simulated exercises, students engage in client counseling, interviewing, negotiating, drafting, and advocating. Grades are based on the evaluation of written and oral performances throughout the semester.

LRWA II (SEC 03) (EL)59088376003WALLSPAPER130-245PMWF301F31FalseF

The primary objective of the course is to synthesize legal doctrine, lawyering skills, and professional responsibility for the first-year student. Meeting in small groups and using simulated exercises, students engage in client counseling, interviewing, negotiating, drafting, and advocating. Grades are based on the evaluation of written and oral performances throughout the semester.

LRWA II (SEC 04) (EL)59098376004CROSS, R.PAPER130-245PMWF302F31FalseF

The primary objective of the course is to synthesize legal doctrine, lawyering skills, and professional responsibility for the first-year student. Meeting in small groups and using simulated exercises, students engage in client counseling, interviewing, negotiating, drafting, and advocating. Grades are based on the evaluation of written and oral performances throughout the semester.

LRWA II (SEC 05) (EL)59108376005DUREUSPAPER900-1015AMWF101F31FalseF

The primary objective of the course is to synthesize legal doctrine, lawyering skills, and professional responsibility for the first-year student. Meeting in small groups and using simulated exercises, students engage in client counseling, interviewing, negotiating, drafting, and advocating. Grades are based on the evaluation of written and oral performances throughout the semester.

LRWA II (SEC 06) (EL)59118376006BIRDSONGPAPER900-1015AMWF106F31FalseF

The primary objective of the course is to synthesize legal doctrine, lawyering skills, and professional responsibility for the first-year student. Meeting in small groups and using simulated exercises, students engage in client counseling, interviewing, negotiating, drafting, and advocating. Grades are based on the evaluation of written and oral performances throughout the semester.

LRWA II (SEC 07) (EL)59128376007STOBAUGHPAPER900-1015AMWF107F31FalseF

The primary objective of the course is to synthesize legal doctrine, lawyering skills, and professional responsibility for the first-year student. Meeting in small groups and using simulated exercises, students engage in client counseling, interviewing, negotiating, drafting, and advocating. Grades are based on the evaluation of written and oral performances throughout the semester.

LRWA II (SEC 08) (EL)59138376008HEARDPAPER900-1015AMWF302F31FalseF

The primary objective of the course is to synthesize legal doctrine, lawyering skills, and professional responsibility for the first-year student. Meeting in small groups and using simulated exercises, students engage in client counseling, interviewing, negotiating, drafting, and advocating. Grades are based on the evaluation of written and oral performances throughout the semester.

LRWA II (SEC 09) (EL)59148376009WALLSPAPER1030-1145AMWF301F31FalseF

The primary objective of the course is to synthesize legal doctrine, lawyering skills, and professional responsibility for the first-year student. Meeting in small groups and using simulated exercises, students engage in client counseling, interviewing, negotiating, drafting, and advocating. Grades are based on the evaluation of written and oral performances throughout the semester.

LRWA II (SEC 10) (EL)59158376010HUBBARDPAPER1030-1145AMWF107F31FalseF

The primary objective of the course is to synthesize legal doctrine, lawyering skills, and professional responsibility for the first-year student. Meeting in small groups and using simulated exercises, students engage in client counseling, interviewing, negotiating, drafting, and advocating. Grades are based on the evaluation of written and oral performances throughout the semester.

LRWA II (SEC 11) (EL)59168376011DUREUSPAPER1030-1145AMWF101F31FalseF

The primary objective of the course is to synthesize legal doctrine, lawyering skills, and professional responsibility for the first-year student. Meeting in small groups and using simulated exercises, students engage in client counseling, interviewing, negotiating, drafting, and advocating. Grades are based on the evaluation of written and oral performances throughout the semester.

LRWA II (SEC 12) (EL)59178376012HEARDPAPER1030-1145AMWF302F31FalseF

The primary objective of the course is to synthesize legal doctrine, lawyering skills, and professional responsibility for the first-year student. Meeting in small groups and using simulated exercises, students engage in client counseling, interviewing, negotiating, drafting, and advocating. Grades are based on the evaluation of written and oral performances throughout the semester.

LRWA II (SEC 13) (EL)59188376013STAGENPAPER130-245PMWF101F31FalseF

The primary objective of the course is to synthesize legal doctrine, lawyering skills, and professional responsibility for the first-year student. Meeting in small groups and using simulated exercises, students engage in client counseling, interviewing, negotiating, drafting, and advocating. Grades are based on the evaluation of written and oral performances throughout the semester.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS59226225001CHUTAKE HOME330-510PMT107F22FalseF

This course introduces the fundamentals of and critical topics in mergers and acquisitions law, as well as the key financial and transactional issues that they present. The principal focus of the course will be on the documentation and negotiation of acquisitions of privately-held businesses, as well as the key drivers of M&A activity and the business incentives of the parties to the transactions. This is not a securities, tax, antitrust, or regulatory class, but those issues will play a role as well. In addition to case law, this course will spend a fair amount of time reviewing and analyzing deal documents (or portions of such documents). Students will learn how core provisions of an acquisition agreement are negotiated to create value for and allocate risks among the parties.

MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION63736183001WALLSPERFORMANCEARRARRARR12FalseF

Participation as a member of a mock trial team representing the School of Law in one of several inter-school competitions in which the School of Law participates each year. One hour for each competition up to a maximum of two hours can be earned. However, students must be selected for participation on a competition team by the faculty coach before they can register for credit.

Prerequisites: By selection

MOOT COURT BOARD63746177001CROSS, R.PERFORMANCEARRARRARR12FalseF

Satisfactory work as a member of the Moot Court Board. Maximum of one hour credit.

Prerequisites: By selection

MOOT COURT COMPETITION63756180001WALLSPERFORMANCEARRARRARR12FalseF

Participation as a member of an appellate advocacy team representing the School of Law in one of several inter-school competitions in which the School of Law participates each year. One hour for each competition up to a maximum of two hours can be earned. However, students must be selected for participation on a competition team by the faculty coach before they can register for credit.

Prerequisites: By selection

NEGOTIATIONS58477285001NOLLANDPAPER / PERFORMANCE800-950AMF201F22FalseF

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to legal negotiation theory and practice and to prepare the students as lawyers to engage in the negotiation process. While the course will cover all major areas of negotiation theory (interest-based, cooperative-competitive, aggressive-competitive, etc.), a major goal is to expose the students through practical skills exercises to the various contrasting approaches to negotiation and allow the student to determine the style and approach that best fits the student's personality in the context of legal conflicts likely to be encountered after law school. The course is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills, knowledge and actual experience in real negotiations to lay the foundation for the future lawyer to develop and hone their negotiation skills through continuing practice and experience after conclusion of the course.

OIL AND GAS (BAR)58516378001LOWEEXAM430-545PMMW201F32FalseT

Ownership in oil and gas; correlative rights and duties in a common reservoir; instruments conveying mineral interests; partition; pooling and unitization. Special emphasis on the rights and duties of the oil and gas lessee and lessor in leasing transactions.

OIL AND GAS CONTRACTS58528369001LOWETAKE HOME130-245PMMW201F32FalseF

A survey of basic oil and gas contracts used in exploration and production operations in the United States and internationally, and the problems and legal issues that they present. Coverage includes lease addenda, assignments, support agreements, farmout agreements, operating agreements, gas contracts and balancing agreements, division orders, and technical agreements. Drafting solutions and alternatives are explored.

Prerequisites: Oil & Gas, Energy Law, or Int'l Petrol. Trans., may be taken prior to enrolling or concurrently

PARTNERSHIP TAX61007392001HANNAEXAM900-1015AMMW301F32FalseF

The formation of partnerships, taxation of partnership income, special allocations, elective basis adjustments, distributions, liquidations, retirements, transfers of partnership interests, and family partnerships.

Prerequisites: Income Taxation

PATENT CLINIC (EL)63296337001BATESPERFORMANCE420-550PMMARR32FalseF

Students provide pro bono legal services to individual and small-business clients seeking to protect their inventions using the patent system. This work may involve counseling clients regarding patent-related matters, conducting inventor interviews, conducting patentability searches, preparing patentability opinions, drafting and filing patent applications, and drafting and filing responses to office actions received from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Prerequisites: Completion of Patent Prosecution is encouraged; Students must be in good academic standing and have completed 50% of all course requirements

PATENT CLINIC DEPUTY63766245001BATESPERFORMANCEARRARRARR22FalseF

Includes assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected.

Prerequisites: Patent Clinic

PATENT LITIGATION61397262701PHILBIN / SOSTEKPROJECTS750-930PMW101F22FalseF

A study of issues related to enforcement and defense of patent rights in federal court. Focuses on strategies and best practices related to patent litigation. Covers selected topics related to jurisdiction and forum, complaints and answers, local patent rules, infringement and invalidity contentions, fact and expert discovery, technology tutorials, claim construction briefs and presentations, summary judgment briefs and presentations, trial practice, and post-trial and appeal briefing and procedures.

Prerequisites: Patent Law

PATENT PROSECUTION62086284001SANFORDTAKE HOME400-540PMT101F22FalseF

The course covers substantive and procedural aspects of patent prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Practical exercises in prosecution practice, such as claim drafting, preparation of amendments, and other prosecution proceedings, will ordinarily be included. Additional prosecution subjects include dealing with inventors, developing invention disclosures, and preparing patent applications.

Prerequisites: Patent Law

PAYMENT SYSTEMS (BAR)61106271001CASHENEXAM130-310PMW306F22FalseT

Introduces students to commercial paper and concentrates on legal problems that arise with negotiable instruments. Includes some coverage of consumer credit cards, bank-based electronic funds transfers (including debit and ACH), e-payments (such as Paypal), and commercial payments (wire transfers and letters of credit), but not in great detail. Teaches students to recognize and research payment problems as they arise.

PERSPECTIVES OF THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM (Int'l LLMs only)59277293001CASHENTAKE HOME130-310PMM301F22FalseF

This course (which is integrated with an optional legal writing, research, and exam-taking tutorial component) is required for and designed to provide international graduate students with an introduction to the U.S. legal system. The primary emphasis of the course is to examine the nature of the U.S. judicial system, the common law system of case law development, and the trial and appellate processes (in part through a study of selected tort cases). The interrelationship of law and U.S. society is explored. The course further attempts to develop basic U.S. legal writing, research, and exam-taking skills through the optional tutorial component. The course is taught in the fall semester. Enrollment is limited to international, non-U.S.-law-trained graduate students. All international, non-U.S.-law trained graduate students must take at least the first one-credit-hour component of this course.

Prerequisites: International LLM Students Only

PERSPECTIVES ON COUNTERTERRORISM (EW)61967334001KAHNPAPER (EW)300-500PMW308F32FalseF

Acts of terrorism, committed against the state by non-state actors, are not new. From a lawyer's point of view, what is new about the state's repertoire of responses to them? What are the constants and what are the variables that influence a state's recognition, definition, and reaction to real or perceived threats to the state's core responsibility for domestic security? By what standards should state action be assessed? And what role should law and lawyers play during such extraordinary times? This course will take an insistently interdisciplinary and occasionally comparative approach to these and other legal issues in America's 'war on terror.' Readings will be drawn from familiar legal sources, but also from works of history, the social sciences, and literature.

Prerequisites: All first year courses, Con. Law II is recommended; May not be taken concurrently with National Security and Criminal Law Enforcement

POLICE MISCONDUCT LITIGATION61386239701READ / TITTLEPROJECTS600-740PMW101F22FalseF

Students will engage in simulations where they represent hypothetical clients based on actual cases in civil rights matters that focus on police misconduct. Also, students will analyze current civil rights cases highlighted in the national media such as those recently involving Ferguson, Baltimore, and the Waco Biker Shoot Out. Students will analyze riveting videos of police actions to determine whether there was an abuse of force. Students will also develop lawyering skills, including client and witness interviewing, evaluation of damages, fact investigation and analysis, negotiation, and trial advocacy.

PRE-TRIAL PRACTICE & ADVOCACY (EL)61016331001JOHNSON, K. / JOHNSON, B.PROJECTS900-1130AMF304F32FalseF

Covers pretrial civil litigation procedure, practice, and strategy. Emphasizes participating, developing advocacy skills in the pretrial process, and obtaining a working knowledge of procedural rules governing the pretrial process. A skills course that focuses on the practical application of the civil rules, decision-making, and judgment.

Prerequisites: Civil Procecure I & II

PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING & FINANCE FOR LAWYERS59366267001DAWKINSTAKE HOME OR PAPER330-510PMTH301F22FalseF

Introduces key accounting and financial principles needed to effectively counsel and represent clients. Students learn to read, understand, and discuss basic accounting statements and basic financial asset valuation principles and methodologies. Also, basic financial instruments and their normal use in major capital markets.

PRIVATE FUNDS: REGULATION, FORMATION, OPERATION, & INVESTING62078208701CURREN / DEEKENTAKE HOME750-930PMT107F22FalseF

Hedge funds, private equity funds and other private pooled investment vehicles continue to play an impactful role in the financial marketplace. This course is designed to provide practical learning through the use of a series of simulations where the student will be required to lead a hypothetical client through the process of establishing an investment management business and formation and operation of a private fund. This involves gaining an understanding of (i) the basic differences among the types of funds and investment strategies along with primary fund terms and conditions and (ii) the primary securities laws applicable to forming, operating and making investments for a private fund. The course will be taught with support from Jason Daniel and Burke McDavid who are partners in the investment management practice group of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

PRODUCTS LIABILITY59286279001PRESBYEXAM1030AM-1210PMT301F22FalseF

Study of the development of the concept of recovery for injuries caused by products; survey of civil actions for harm resulting from defective and dangerous products; study of problems associated with hazard identification and the process of evaluation of risk; government regulation on dangerous and defective products; and current and pending legislation dealing with injuries and remedies in specific areas.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY58867350002GREGORYEXAM300-415PMMWWALSH32FalseT

An analysis of principles and rules governing the conduct of lawyers. Topics include the client-lawyer relationship, competence, confidentiality, loyalty, the roles of lawyers as counselors and advocates, public service, advertising, admission to practice, and professional discipline.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY58467350001RUBENEXAM900-1015AMTTH201F32FalseT

An analysis of principles and rules governing the conduct of lawyers. Topics include the client-lawyer relationship, competence, confidentiality, loyalty, the roles of lawyers as counselors and advocates, public service, advertising, admission to practice, and professional discipline.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR INT'L LLMS59256215701WILSONEXAM600-740PMTH107F22FalseT

An analysis of principles and rules governing the conduct of lawyers. Topics include the client-lawyer relationship, competence, confidentiality, loyalty, the roles of lawyers as counselors and advocates, public service, advertising, admission to practice, and professional discipline.

PROPERTY (SEC 1)58806404001FORRESTER-ROGERSEXAM130-240 / 200-310PMM/TTHHILLCREST41FalseF

Selected topics in personal property, adverse possession, present possessory and future estates in land, concurrent estates, the law of landlord and tenant, easements, private covenants, public land use regulation, and real estate conveyancing.

PROPERTY (SEC 2)58816404002TATEEXAM130-240 / 200-310PMM/TTHWALSH41FalseF

Selected topics in personal property, adverse possession, present possessory and future estates in land, concurrent estates, the law of landlord and tenant, easements, private covenants, public land use regulation, and real estate conveyancing.

PROPERTY (SEC 3)58826404003BUCKNER-INNISSEXAM130-240 / 200-310PMM/TTH207F41FalseT

Selected topics in personal property, adverse possession, present possessory and future estates in land, concurrent estates, the law of landlord and tenant, easements, private covenants, public land use regulation, and real estate conveyancing.

PROPERTY FOR LLMS (BAR)62767328001CAMPEXAM200-315PMTTH100F32FalseT

Selected topics in personal property, adverse possession, present possessory and future estates in land, concurrent estates, the law of landlord and tenant, easements, private covenants, public land use regulation, and real estate conveyancing.

RACE & AMERICAN LAW (EW)63027324001MARTINEZPAPER (EW)200-250PMTTH101F32TRUEF

Explores the legal treatment of race in the United States. Central to this examination is: (1) the legal and social construction of race and the manifestation of racism; (2) the legal history of certain populations of racialized groups including: African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos/as, Asian Americans, Arabs and Middle Eastern Americans, and White Americans; (3) the relationship between race, language, and citizenship; (4) race and developing notions of equality; (5) residential segregation, education, and race; (6) race and crime; and (7) responses to racism. Discusses the legal history of and contemporary legal issues facing racialized populations in the United States; to critically examine race problems from diverse perspectives; and to envision alternative policies and legal remedies which would increase racial justice.

REAL ESTATE TAXATION (Formerly Tax of Property Dispositions)58627290001MAZUREXAM1030AM-1210PMT101F22FalseF

Income, estate, and gift tax law relating to various deferred compensation plans, including profit-sharing, stock bonus, and pension plans; qualified and nonqualified stock options; deferred compensation contract; and restricted property. Corporate, securities, labor, and community property law considered where appropriate.

Prerequisites: Income Taxation and Corporate Taxation

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS (BAR)58557326001FORRESTER-ROGERSEXAM1030-1145AMTTH100F32FalseT

Transfer, finance, and development of real property; the real estate sales contract; the duties and remedies of sellers, purchasers, and brokers; conveyancing; title protection, including recording laws, the mechanics of title search, clearing titles, and title insurance; real estate finance, including mortgages and federal programs; condominiums, cooperatives, and shopping centers. Some emphasis on Texas law.

SECOND AMENDMENT: HISTORY, THEORY, & PRACTICE (GW)63967240001RUBENPAPER (GW)1030AM-1210PMW304F22TRUEF

Explores the right to keep and bear arms as a matter of law. Examines the constitutional history, theory, and practice of gun rights and regulation in the United States. Covers the foundational Supreme Court cases—District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago—as well as the broader historical and political debates in which they are embedded, and the theoretical questions they raise. Discusses both the relevant legal doctrine and the context in which that doctrine is embedded.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY LAW REVIEW63779115001RYANPAPERARRARRARR12FalseF

Law Review experience involving preparation of comments on topics of current interest, notes on cases of significance, and editorial work incidental to the publication of the SMU Science and Technology Law Review. Students must be selected for participation before they may enroll. Available to J.D. students only.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY LAW REVIEW (GW)63789215001RYANPAPER (GW)ARRARRARR22FalseF

Law Review experience involving preparation of comments on topics of current interest, notes on cases of significance, and editorial work incidental to the publication of the SMU Science and Technology Law Review. Students must be selected for participation before they may enroll. Available to J.D. students only.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY LAW REVIEW (GW)63799315001RYANPAPER (GW)ARRARRARR32FalseF

Law Review experience involving preparation of comments on topics of current interest, notes on cases of significance, and editorial work incidental to the publication of the SMU Science and Technology Law Review. Students must be selected for participation before they may enroll. Available to J.D. students only.

SECURITIES REGULATION60346235001GLASGOWEXAM400-540PMT100F22FalseF

A study of the securities laws (primarily federal but also state, especially Texas) and of the activities and industry they govern. The principal emphasis is on the regulation of issuance, sale, resale, and purchase of securities, and on the disclosure requirements generated by the registration, reporting, proxy, tender, and antifraud provisions. Other important subjects are civil liability (express and implied), government enforcement, exemptions from registration (especially private placements), insider trading, and the meaning of 'security.' Also treated are the functions of the SEC and of state securities administrators. Broker-dealer and market regulation may be covered if time permits.

Prerequisites: Business Enterprise is recommended

SELECTED ISSUES IN SPORTS LAW63047237001ANOZIEPAPER or PROJECT300-440PMW304F22TrueF

This course explores various important and topical issues in the context of sports law, such as the frequently intersecting and synergistic relationship between and among legal norms for sports, media, gaming and entertainment. The course will also address free speech issues for athletes and regulatory and disciplinary authority in professional and amateur sports. Topics will be explored via contemporary legal perspectives and mechanisms  along with making reference to various traditional legal disciplines, such as contracts, torts, copyright, trademark, antitrust, and secured transactions. Students will be expected to delve deeply into a course-related topic by researching and writing a substantial research project with the guidance of the instructor.

SELECTED PROBLEMS IN ANTITRUST (EW)61357383001ROGERSPAPER (EW)300-440PMW101CC32FalseF

Seminar in antitrust law that will consider topics not covered or not emphasized in the basic antitrust course. Content may vary but could include private antitrust enforcement, patent law and antitrust, antitrust exemptions and immunities, and extraterritoriality and foreign antitrust law.

Prerequisites: Antitrust or Permission of Instructor; Int'l LLMs must gain approval prior to enrolling

SELECTED TOPICS IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (EW)61187337001TAYLORPAPER (EW)200-400PMT308F32FalseF

The course is designed to allow students to develop their own research projects in the field of intellectual property. Student discussion of their research will be combined with discussion of current topics of litigation and legislation in the field, including patent reform, international intellectual property harmonization, digital rights management, and competition issues in intellectual property.

Prerequisites: Intellectual Property, Patent Law, or Permission of Instructor; Int'l LLMs must gain approval prior to enrolling

SMALL & MID-SIZED FIRM EXTERNSHIP (EL) (Includes a 2 hr. externship)62617103701MINISSALEPAPER / PRESENTATION600-650PMW307F32TRUEF

The midsize and small firm externship program combines a weekly classroom component with hands-on experience in a mid-size or small law firm. Students develop practical skills within the classroom which are enhanced through observational and/or participatory experiences at a law firm. Students apply substantive knowledge in a variety of matters and develop a range of skills and aptitudes necessary for successful lawyering in smaller firm environments. The class addresses time keeping, marketing, networking and its relation to social media, professionalism and ethics, presentation skills, drafting skills, deposition skills, the importance of both internal and external relationships, and the importance of asking for and responding to feedback on work.

Prerequisites: Completion of 3 semesters of law school

SMALL BUSINESS & TRADEMARK CLINIC (EL)63156338001HELPPIEPERFORMANCE830-950AMTCLINIC32FalseF

The Small Business Clinic provides free legal services to new and existing small businesses and non-profit organizations who cannot afford to pay legal fees, while providing our students with training and experience in how to be a transactional lawyer. Student lawyers advise clients in the start-up of their business and assist in preparing necessary legal documents. The student lawyers will also form and give advice to non-profit organizations. Student lawyers will learn how to deal with clients involving transactional business law. Students in the Small Business Clinic will experience the transactional practice of law with real clients who have real issues in the business world. The Trademark Clinic is part of the Small Business Clinic and a member of the USPTO Law School Clinic program. Student lawyers gain specific experience in advising clients about basic trademark matters as well as drafting, filing and handling trademark applications with the USPTO. If you are accepted for the Small Business Clinic, you will also handle trademark matters. Business Enterprise is required. Counseling the Small Business Owner is recommended. Students must be in good academic standing and have completed 50 percent of all course requirements.

Prerequisites: Business Enterprise; Counseling the Small Business Owner is recommended; Must be in good academic standing and have completed 50 % of all course requirements

SMALL BUSINESS CLINIC DEPUTY63806112001HELPPIEPERFORMANCEARRARRARR12FalseF

Assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation, including fact investigations and analysis, legal research and writing, litigation training, and court appearances. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected.

Prerequisites: Small Business & Trademark Clinic

SMALL BUSINESS CLINIC DEPUTY63818223001HELPPIEPERFORMANCEARRARRARR22FalseF

Assisting in preparing and supervising clinic students in client representation, including fact investigations and analysis, legal research and writing, litigation training, and court appearances. Deputies are selected by the clinic instructors. Students may not enroll before being selected.

Prerequisites: Small Business & Trademark Clinic

SMU LAW REVIEW ASSN.63826100001MAYOPAPERARRARRARR12FalseF

Preparation of comments on topics of current interest, notes on cases of significance, and editorial work incident to publication of the SMU Law Review and the Journal of Air Law and Commerce. Students must be selected for participation before they may register.

Prerequisites: By selection

SMU LAW REVIEW ASSN. (GW)63836200001MAYOPAPER (GW)ARRARRARR22FalseF

Preparation of comments on topics of current interest, notes on cases of significance, and editorial work incident to publication of the SMU Law Review and the Journal of Air Law and Commerce. Students must be selected for participation before they may register.

Prerequisites: By selection

SMU LAW REVIEW ASSN. (GW)63846300001MAYOPAPER (GW)ARRARRARR32FalseF

Preparation of comments on topics of current interest, notes on cases of significance, and editorial work incident to publication of the SMU Law Review and the Journal of Air Law and Commerce. Students must be selected for participation before they may register.

Prerequisites: By selection

SOCIAL MEDIA LAW63168293701BROWNINGPAPER600-740PMTH201F22FalseF

This course provides a comprehensive look at how social media is affecting the legal system. Using actual trial and appellate level cases, the course examines the many ways in which information from sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter is being utilized in everything from criminal and family law matters to personal, employment, and commercial litigation nationwide. In addition to analyzing discoverability and evidentiary issues involving social media content, the course will look at how traditional notions in such areas as duty, jurisdiction, and legal ethics are impacted by such new technology. Topics like the implications of social media use by judges and jurors will also be explored, along with the ways in which social media use has affected attorney marketing practices. As it considers social media's impact on the evolving legal landscape, the course will also examine constitutional concerns raised by social networking's rapid spread, including privacy and First Amendment concerns.

TAX & FISCAL POLICY (GW)61247284001DRAPKINPAPER (GW)1030AM-1210PMW101CC22FalseF

The interaction between budgetary demands and revenue policy; equity and fairness of taxation; effect of taxation on business activity; social, political, and economic implications of the tax structure.

Prerequisites: Income Tax

TEXAS PRE-TRIAL PROCEDURE (BAR)63497223001PARKEREXAM400-540PMTH100F22FalseT

Texas civil procedure prior to trial, including establishing the attorney-client relation; the prelitigation aspects of civil controversies; jurisdiction; service of process; pleading; joinder of parties and claims; venue; res judicata and related principles; discovery; summary judgment practice; and settlement.

TEXAS PRE-TRIAL PROCEDURE (BAR)63857385001CROSS, R.EXAM1030-1145AMMW106F32FalseT

Texas civil procedure prior to trial, including establishing the attorney-client relation; the prelitigation aspects of civil controversies; jurisdiction; service of process; pleading; joinder of parties and claims; venue; res judicata and related principles; discovery; summary judgment practice; and settlement.

TEXAS TRIAL & APPELLATE PROCEDURE (BAR)61127386001DORSANEOEXAM1030-1145AMTTH307F32FalseT

Texas civil procedure from the commencement of trial through appeal, including selection of the jury, presentation of the case, motions for instructed verdict, preparation of the jury charge, motions for judgment notwithstanding the verdict and for new trial, rendition of judgment, and perfection and prosecution of civil appeals through the courts of appeals and supreme court.

TRIAL ADVOCACY (REGISTER FOR THIS SECTION AND ONE SMALL SECTION)60337496801HALPERNPERFORMANCE330-500PMW100F42FalseF

Enrollment is limited. An intensive course in trial tactics, techniques, and advocacy, emphasizing the practice of the separate components of a trial: direct examination, objections, cross-examination, use of rehabilitative devices, examination of expert witness, jury selection, opening statements, and closing argument. At the end of the semester each student acts as co-counsel in a full trial. Video tape recording is used for critiquing student performance throughout the semester.

Prerequisites: Evidence

TRIAL ADVOCACY (SMALL SECTION)60387496N01HALPERNPERFORMANCE600-830PMT204F02FalseF

Enrollment is limited. An intensive course in trial tactics, techniques, and advocacy, emphasizing the practice of the separate components of a trial: direct examination, objections, cross-examination, use of rehabilitative devices, examination of expert witness, jury selection, opening statements, and closing argument. At the end of the semester each student acts as co-counsel in a full trial. Video tape recording is used for critiquing student performance throughout the semester.

Prerequisites: Evidence

TRIAL ADVOCACY (SMALL SECTION)61677496N03HALPERNPERFORMANCE600-830PMW204F02FalseF

Enrollment is limited. An intensive course in trial tactics, techniques, and advocacy, emphasizing the practice of the separate components of a trial: direct examination, objections, cross-examination, use of rehabilitative devices, examination of expert witness, jury selection, opening statements, and closing argument. At the end of the semester each student acts as co-counsel in a full trial. Video tape recording is used for critiquing student performance throughout the semester.

Prerequisites: Evidence

TRIAL ADVOCACY (SMALL SECTION)61687496N04HALPERNPERFORMANCE600-830PMW305F02FalseF

Enrollment is limited. An intensive course in trial tactics, techniques, and advocacy, emphasizing the practice of the separate components of a trial: direct examination, objections, cross-examination, use of rehabilitative devices, examination of expert witness, jury selection, opening statements, and closing argument. At the end of the semester each student acts as co-counsel in a full trial. Video tape recording is used for critiquing student performance throughout the semester.

Prerequisites: Evidence

TRUSTS AND ESTATES (BAR)58548395001GROSSMANEXAM900-1015AMMW207F32FalseT

A general survey of the law relating to family wealth transmission, taking into account transfers within the probate system - wills and intestate succession - and transfers outside it, with special attention to trusts. Topics include the legal definition of family relationships; formalities required for execution and revocation of wills and other donative documents; mental capacity and volition; drafting pitfalls, post-execution events, and difficulties of interpretation; legal protections offered to a decedent's spouse and children; will substitutes such as life insurance, pension plans, and rights of survivorship; planning for incapacity and other changes in circumstances; obligations and powers of fiduciaries; rights of creditors and beneficiaries; trust creation, supervision, modification, duration, and termination; charitable purposes; and the impact of tax policy on estate planning.

WATER LAW59308211001POWELLEXAM1030AM-1210PMT304F22FalseF

This course will survey the law and regulatory regimes that govern groundwater and surface water (lakes, rivers, and streams). We will spend approximately half our time studying Texas law, Texas statutes and Texas regulatory structures in some depth, and then we will survey major legal principles that apply in other states, including riparianism and the doctrine of prior appropriation. We will also study methods for interstate allocation of water, as well as concepts of the public’s rights in water.

WHITE COLLAR CRIME60997205701SHIPCHANDLERTAKE HOME600-740PMTH302F22FalseF

This is an advanced criminal law course that covers the substantive law of federal white collar crime including conspiracy, mail fraud, RICO, public corruption, money laundering, financial institution fraud, tax fraud, and environmental crime. The course will also address issues of corporate and executive criminal liability and parallel civil/criminal proceedings.

WILDLIFE LAW58616237001EISENSTEIN / BOBOSKYPAPER1030AM-1210PMM101F22FALSEF

This course explores the complex body of federal and state laws that protect and regulate wildlife, including those that protect ecosystems and habitats. Wildlife law is centuries old and the course covers its interesting history from English Common Law to the statutes, policies, and regulations that predominate today. The course covers cases, statutory laws, and regulations. It also addresses enforcement of the laws and the constitutional and tribal issues that arise in wildlife cases.