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Administrative Law (3 Credits) LAW 0690

This course is an online version of Administrative Law (Law 0695). This online version (Law 0690) is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. This course focuses on the powers and structure of the administrative process in our constitutional system. Specific attention is given to the nature of the powers vested in administrative agencies, the problems of administrative procedure, and the scope of judicial review applicable in the context of agency rule-making and adjudication.

Administrative Law (3 Credits) LAW 0695

This course focuses on the powers and structure of the administrative process in our constitutional system. Specific attention is given to the nature of the powers vested in administrative agencies, the problems of administrative procedure, and the scope of judicial review applicable in the context of agency rule-making and adjudication.

Admiralty (3 Credits) LAW 0800

This course examines the law governing transportation on navigable waters. Topics discussed include: jurisdiction of federal and state courts to hear admiralty and maritime cases; personal injury and wrongful death claims; liability of carriers for damage to cargo; liability and damage arising from maritime collisions; chartering of vessels; salvage; and general average.

Advanced Criminal Law: Federal Crimes (2 Credits) LAW 0776

This course examines doctrine and policy in the prosecution and defense of federal crimes.  Topics covered may include white collar crimes, racketeering, cybercrime, and offenses involving narcotics, firearms, terrorism, immigration, and human trafficking.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Additional Prerequisite(s): or Corequisite(s): Evidence

Advanced Legal Research Techniques (2 Credits) LAW 0677

This course examines the application of advanced techniques of legal research to complex legal problems. Students develop and perfect their skills in using basic research sources and learn the use of advanced research sources not covered in Legal Research and Writing I (LAW 0662) & II (LAW 0663).

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Advanced Legal Research Techniques (2 Credits) LAW 0678

This course is an online version of Advanced Legal Research Techniques (Law 0677). This online version (LAW 0678) is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. This course examines the application of advanced techniques of legal research to complex legal problems. Students further develop and perfect their skills in using basic research sources and learn the use of advanced research sources not covered in Legal Research and Writing I (LAW 0662) & II (LAW 0663).                                                                                                                                                           

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Advanced Trial Advocacy (3 Credits) LAW 0893

This workshop builds upon skills students have learned in Trial Advocacy (LAW 0890). The focus is on advanced skills, including difficult witnesses, technology in the courtroom, damages in civil cases, and theory and theme selection of cases. Students conduct direct and cross examinations, introduce evidence, make opening statements and closing arguments, and participate in two trials

Additional Prerequisite(s):  Evidence and Trial Advocacy

Agency (2 Credits) LAW 0920

This course involves consideration of the ways in which one may incur liability for damages caused by the acts of others, particularly in the business setting, and exploring those circumstances which make it possible to take advantage of contracts into which one has not personally entered.

AIDD Clinic - Full Time (9 Credits) LAW 0022

The Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) Law Clinic will introduce students to independent case management skills with a focus on client interviewing, legal analysis, drafting legal documents, motion practice, courtroom presentation, and professionalism. Students will actively advocate on behalf of clients with disabilities whose legal rights have been usurped. The clinic will simultaneously educate students while protecting disabled client’s rights. Students will learn the procedural, practical and ethical elements that arise as a result of discrimination in the areas of employment, education, government services, private business accommodations and housing, guardian advocacy, and guardianship counseling. Students will provide legal counseling and representation to assist clients in gaining and /or maintaining public benefits. Students must register for this Full -Time experiential opportunity (LAW 0022) for 9 credits Pass/D/Fail, and the clinic course (LAW 0021) for 3 graded credits.

 Clinic Prerequisites:  https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

AIDD Clinic - Part Time (3 Credits) LAW 0023

The Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) Law Clinic will introduce students to independent case management skills with a focus on client interviewing, legal analysis, drafting legal documents, motion practice, courtroom presentation, and professionalism. Students will actively advocate on behalf of clients with disabilities whose legal rights have been usurped. The clinic will simultaneously educate students while protecting disabled client’s rights. Students will learn the procedural, practical and ethical elements that arise as a result of discrimination in the areas of employment, education, government services, private business accommodations and housing, guardian advocacy, and guardianship counseling. Students will provide legal counseling and representation to assist clients in gaining and /or maintaining public benefits. Students must register for this Part-Time experiential opportunity (LAW 0023) for 3 credits Pass/D/Fail, and the clinic course (LAW 0021) for 3 graded credits.

Clinic Prerequisites: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

AIDD Clinic Course (3 Credits) LAW 0021

The Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) Law Clinic Course will educate students on state and federal laws in the areas of employment discrimination, education rights, government services, private business accommodations, housing discrimination, guardianship law, and public benefits. Students will learn the procedural, practical and ethical elements that arise as a result of violation(s) of federal and state laws protecting individuals with disabilities as well as gain an understanding of laws affording public benefit entitlements to the disabled. Students must register for this graded course (LAW 0021) in addition to either the AIDD Clinic Full-Time experiential opportunity (LAW 0022) (9 Credits) OR the AIDD Clinic Part-Time experiential opportunity (LAW 0023) (3 Credits).

Clinic Prerequisites: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

American Legal History Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0793

This course is an online version of American Legal History Seminar (Law 0794). This online version (Law 0793) is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. This seminar explores the intersection of law and history. Depending on the instructor, the seminar will survey the development of the American legal system; explore a particular historical period or topic; or allow students to select the specific historical issue to be examined. Accordingly, students are strongly encouraged to consult with the instructor prior to enrolling in the course.

Animal Law (2 Credits) LAW 0526

This course examines the law governing non-human animals. Topics include litigation concerning companion pets and therapy pets; veterinary malpractice; trusts for non-human beneficiaries; and animal cruelty and neglect statutes. Ethics, policy, and social justice play an important role in class discussions about competing values and viewpoints. The course will also address issues such as the classification of animal rights terrorists as domestic terrorists under the Patriot Act and judicial recognition of higher primates as legal persons.

Animal Law Legislation Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0795

This seminar focuses on state and federal animal protection legislation including the Florida animal cruelty statute, as well as the Animal Welfare Act, Endangered Species Act, Horse Protection Act, Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Shark Finning Prohibition Act and Twenty-Eight Hour Law. Students will be required to write a paper identifying and analyzing either a problem with animal protection legislation or a gap in current laws and draft a statute or amendment that will resolve the problem or fill in the gap.

Antitrust Law (3 Credits) LAW 1019

This course examines U.S. antitrust laws, principally the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act, and the manner in which the federal courts have interpreted these laws to promote competition.

Appellate Practice Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0874

This workshop examines the process of appellate advocacy and appellate decision-making. Using simulation exercises, students explore whether the record of a completed litigation presents appealable questions and which issues to appeal. Students will develop the techniques of effective brief writing and oral argument and learn the theory and practice of law making by appellate adjudication. Students cannot take both this course and the Judicial Opinion Writing Workshop (LAW 0831) during the same semester. Additional Prerequisite(s) or Corequisites(s): Evidence

Art Law Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0643

This seminar explores the impact of traditional legal concepts as they relate to the particular needs of the artist. Topics discussed include destruction, smuggling, and theft of art work; censorship and artistic freedom; and copyright.

Bankruptcy Law (3 Credits) LAW 0783

This course surveys the rights and remedies of debtors and creditors in bankruptcy and under state law. Strategic considerations of alternative remedies are emphasized.

Bankruptcy Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0601

This workshop examines the rights of creditors and debtors using simulations and exercises. Students assume the role of lawyers involved in bankruptcies and bankruptcy-related proceedings.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Bankruptcy Law 

Baseball and the Law (3 Credits) LAW 0624

This course examines the law governing professional baseball. Topics include: history and rules of the game; league structure, competitive integrity and balance, officiating, revenue sharing, and expansion; team ownership, broadcast and intellectual property rights, and franchise relocation and bankruptcy; stadium construction, financing, operations, and spectator safety; player contracts, salaries, endorsement deals, injuries, and off-field behavior; ticket vending, memorabilia sales, and gambling; and the role of the media. To the extent time permits, the legal issues surrounding amateur and youth baseball, including the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title IX, will be discussed.

Bioethics Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0897

This seminar explores legal and ethical issues faced by patients and physicians as a result of developing medical technology. Topics include organ transplantation, genetic engineering, such end of life decisions as physician assisted suicide, reproductive rights including abortion, and experimentation on fetuses and other human subjects.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Business Entities (4 Credits) LAW 0516

This course introduces the law of business organizations, including agency, partnership, limited liability companies, and business corporations. Topics include choice of entity, formation and structure of the entity, power and fiduciary responsibility of management, rights and liabilities of owners, capital structure and finance, and derivative litigation. Federal securities law is also introduced. This is a required course

Business Operations for Lawyers (3 Credits) LAW 0093

In every area of legal practice, one or more of the parties to a transaction or dispute are business enterprises operating using a common set of disciplines and tools to share information, evaluate risk, and make financially-based decisions. This course provides law students an introduction to these primary tools of quantitative analysis and research, to better understand the needs of their clients, provide additional strategies for structuring transactions and resolving disputes, and adding discipline to the operations of the lawyers' own law firms. Through simulations, exercises and discussions, students will explore how best to apply these tools to the practice of law.

Business Planning Workshop (3 Credits) LAW 0807

This workshop examines business problems, including choice of business entities; formation of corporations; business agreements, such as shareholders' agreements for closely-held corporations; and use of qualified deferred compensation agreements. The workshop also may cover recapitalizations, mergers, and other reorganizations and divisions. Problems are analyzed using principles of corporate or partnership law and federal tax law.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Business Entities 

Caribbean Law Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 4674

This seminar examines the history and structure of Caribbean Legal Systems, its legal institutions, issues in human rights and colonial and post-colonial jurisprudential trends. While the course will focus on the Commonwealth Caribbean and nations associated with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), it will also explore civil law traditions within the region.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Charitable Organizations Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1051

This workshop focuses on issues relating to charitable organizations. Topics covered include choice of entity, formation and dissolution, director’s responsibilities, employees and volunteers, raising and spending money, and tax exemption. 

Children and Families Clinic - Part-Time (3 Credits) LAW 0926

This part-time experiential learning opportunity gives students an opportunity to serve as interns in the Children and Families in-house clinic, under the supervision of NSU College of Law professor-practitioners. Students register for this in-house placement (LAW 0926) (3 credits Pass/D/Fail) and the 3-credit graded course (LAW 0927).

Clinic Prerequisites: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

Child Fam Clinic PT Course (3 Credits) LAW 0927

This course is part of the part-time in-house clinic giving students an opportunity to serve as interns in the Children and Families Clinic under the supervision of NSU College of Law professor-practitioners.  Students must register for this 3-credit graded course (LAW 0927) and for the part-time experiential placement (LAW 0926) (3 credits Pass/D/Fail).

Clinic Prerequisites: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

Children and Families Clinic - Full-Time ( 6 Credits) LAW 0929

This full-time experiential learning opportunity gives students an opportunity to serve as interns either in the Children and Families Clinic in-house, under the supervision of NSU College of Law professor-practitioners, or in a legal-aid or governmental agency that provides legal assistance to children and families. Students must register for this experiential placement (LAW 0929) (6 credits Pass/D/Fail) and three 2-credit graded courses: a skills course (LAW 0930), a policy course (LAW 0931), and a doctrinal course (LAW 0932).

Clinic Prerequisites: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

Children and Families Clinic: Adv Prac Skills (2 Credits) LAW 0930

This skills course is required as part of the Full-time clinic giving students an opportunity to serve as interns either in the Children and Families in-house clinic, under the supervision of NSU College of Law professor-practitioners, or in a legal aid or governmental agency that provides legal assistance to children and families. Students must register for the experiential placement (LAW 0929) (6 credits Pass/D/Fail) and three 2-credit graded courses: this skills course (LAW 0930), a policy course (LAW 0931) and a doctrinal course (LAW 0932).

Clinic Prerequisites: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

Children and Families Clinic: Child Leg Rts LAW 0931

This policy course is required as part of the Full-time clinic giving students an opportunity to serve as interns either in the Children and Families in-house clinic, under the supervision of NSU College of Law professor-practitioners, or in a legal aid or governmental agency that provides legal assistance to children and families. Students register for the experiential placement (LAW 0929) (6 credits Pass/D/Fail) and three 2-credit graded courses: a skills course (LAW 0930), this policy course (LAW 0931), and a doctrinal course (LAW 0932).

Clinic Prerequisites: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

Children and Families Clinic: Clin. Fam Law (2 Credits) LAW

This doctrinal course is required as part of the Full-time clinic giving students an opportunity to serve as interns either in the Children and Families in-house clinic, under the supervision of NSU College of Law professor-practitioners, or in a legal aid or governmental agency that provides legal assistance to children and families. Students register for the experiential placement (LAW 0929) (6 credits Pass/D/Fail) and three 2-credit graded courses: this doctrinal course (LAW 0932), a skills course (LAW 0930), and a policy course (LAW 0931).

Clinic Prerequisites: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

Civil Field Placement Clinic Course (3 Credits) LAW 0826

This experiential placement gives students the opportunity to engage in the practice of law under the direct supervision of practicing attorneys. This required course involves two weeks of intensive classroom work on skills and substance designed to provide specialized instruction on different areas of law as well as litigation and transactional skills. It helps students understand the role of the civil lawyer in the context of their upcoming placement. Students must register for this graded course in addition to either experiential component, graded Pass/D/Fail, Civil Field Placement Clinic Full-Time (LAW 0829) (9 Credits) OR Civil

Civil Field Placement Clinic Part-Time LAW 0828 (3 Credits).

This experiential placement provides students with the opportunity to explore career interests and work closely with and be mentored by experienced practicing lawyers. Students receive academic credit for part-time on-site legal work performed under the supervision of practicing lawyers in private or non-profit law offices, governmental and administrative agencies, public interest organizations, or corporate legal departments which specialize in the practice of civil law. Students focus on civil litigation and/or transactional practice. Students will gain experience in lawyering skills, legal process and different substantive areas of law. Field placements may include: Corporate and Business Practice; Environmental; Human Rights; Immigration; Intellectual Property; International Law; Real Estate and Land Use; Personal Injury; and Sports and Entertainment. Students must register for this experiential placement (LAW 0828) (3 credits Pass/D/Fail) and the required clinic course (LAW 0826) (3 graded credits).

Clinic Prerequisites: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

Civil Field Placement Clinic Full Time (9 Credits) LAW 0829

This experiential placement provides students with the opportunity to explore career interests and work closely with and be mentored by experienced practicing lawyers. Students receive academic credit for full-time on-site legal work performed under the supervision of practicing lawyers in private or non-profit law offices, governmental and administrative agencies, public interest organizations, or corporate legal departments which specialize in the practice of civil law. Students focus on civil litigation and/or transactional practice. Students will gain experience in lawyering skills, legal process and different substantive areas of law. Field placements may include: Corporate and Business Practice; Environmental; Human Rights; Immigration; Intellectual Property; International Law; Real Estate and Land Use; Personal Injury; and Sports and Entertainment. Students must register for this experiential placement (LAW 0829) (9 credits Pass/D/Fail) and the required clinic course (LAW 0826) (3 graded credits).

Clinic Prerequisites: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

Civil Field Placement Clinic Part Time (3 Credits) LAW 0828

This experiential placement provides students with the opportunity to explore career interests and work closely with and be mentored by experienced practicing lawyers. Students receive academic credit for part-time on-site legal work performed under the supervision of practicing lawyers in private or non-profit law offices, governmental and administrative agencies, public interest organizations, or corporate legal departments which specialize in the practice of civil law. Students focus on civil litigation and/or transactional practice. Students will gain experience in lawyering skills, legal process and different substantive areas of law. Field placements may include: Corporate and Business Practice; Environmental; Human Rights; Immigration; Intellectual Property; International Law; Real Estate and Land Use; Personal Injury; and Sports and Entertainment. Students must register for this experiential placement (LAW 0828) (3 credits Pass/D/Fail) and the required clinic course (LAW 0826) (3 graded credits).

Clinic Prerequisites: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

Civil Pre-Trial Practice (3 Credits) LAW 0517

This workshop simulates lawyering during the pre-trial process. Students participate in client interviews, motion hearings and oral depositions. They also draft pleadings, written discovery, motions and accompanying memoranda of law, a final pre-trial order, and jury instructions.

Additional Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): Evidence 

Civil Procedure (4 Credits) LAW 0652

This course introduces the theory and mechanics of enforcing substantive rights through civil litigation. Major concepts emphasized include the jurisdiction of state and federal courts; pleadings and pre-trial motions; discovery; post-trial motions; and the appellate process. This is a required course.

Civil Rights Litigation Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0615

This seminar explores the history and current scope of 42 USC §§ 1981-1985 as remedies for constitutional deprivations and as a means to enforce statutory rights. The seminar considers both actions for injunctive relief and actions for damages and examines the defenses available to individual defendants and governmental bodies.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law 

Comparative Corporate Governance Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 1060

This seminar examines and compares the structure, objectives, and mechanism of corporate governance. The U.S. corporate governance structure is compared with that of England, Germany, and a developing country in areas such as monitoring and legal compliance, executive compensation, takeovers, derivative litigation and enforcement of director duties, shareholder activism, and competition for corporate chartering.

Additional Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): Business Entities

Comparative Law Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0668

This seminar examines and compares the history, structure, and institutions of civil law, common law, and other legal traditions in Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. In certain years, the seminar may focus on one or more specific legal regimes.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Condominium Law (3 Credits) LAW 0866

This course examines the legal and practical considerations in selecting the condominium format of development. The course includes an in-depth look at condominium operations, from board liability and responsibility to enforcement of covenants and restrictions.

Conflict of Laws (3 Credits) LAW 0693

This course emphasizes the choice of governing law in cases involving multi-jurisdictional elements. The focus is on analyzing when a court may or should adopt the law of another jurisdiction. Other topics studied include the state's obligation to recognize the judgments of sister states and the limits of personal jurisdiction.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Constitutional Decisionmaking Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0797

This seminar helps students to develop an understanding of the dynamics of the judicial decisionmaking processes of the U.S. Supreme Court. Topics covered include constitutional treatment of race and gender, presidential powers and the war on terrorism, and the welfare state.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Constitutional Law I (4 Credits) LAW 0625

This course examines the Constitution of the United States, its interpretation, and its application. Topics include developments relating to judicial review of legislative action, problems of federalism, limits on the power of government regulation, and the protection of civil and political rights. This is a required course.

Constitutional Law II (2 Credits) LAW 0629

This course involves in-depth consideration of the federal constitutional protection of freedom of speech and freedom of religion, with emphasis on freedom of speech in the political context. This is a required course.

Construction Law (2 Credits) LAW 0919

This course investigates the construction process and the legal relationships among the participants. Topics include construction contracts, bidding on contracts, contracts with architects and engineers, liens, and responsibility for payment and for defects.

Consumer Bankruptcy Field Placement Class (4 Credits) LAW 1850

The Consumer Bankruptcy Field Placement Clinic is a one semester, five or six credit instructional offering that combines a classroom component with students working on live client bankruptcy cases. Students enrolled in the Consumer Bankruptcy Field Placement Clinic will represent actual clients in federal bankruptcy proceedings, as permitted by the Florida Limited Practice Act and the Rules of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. This required classroom component will examine the legal, social and ethical dimensions of bankruptcy law practice; and include instruction in the necessary legal skills and knowledge involved in federal bankruptcy law practice, such as client interviewing, legal analysis, drafting legal documents, arguing motions, professional responsibility, and various practice issues such as the choice of relief under state law or the Bankruptcy Code, relief from the automatic stay, objections to discharge and dischargeability, and confirmation of a chapter 13 plan. Students must register for this graded course (LAW 1850) in addition to either the Consumer Bankruptcy

Field Placement (LAW 1851) (1 Credit Pass/D/Fail) OR Consumer Bankruptcy Field Placement (LAW 1852) (2 Credits Pass/D/Fail) experiential opportunities.

Clinic Prerequisites: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

Additional Prerequisite(s): Evidence, Bankruptcy Law

Recommended: Bankruptcy Workshop

Consumer Bankruptcy Field Placement (1 Credit) LAW 1851

This experiential opportunity allows students to work on legal cases for 50 hours per semester. Students enrolled in the Consumer Bankruptcy Field Placement Clinic will represent actual clients in federal bankruptcy proceedings, as permitted by the Florida Limited Practice Act and the Rules of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The classroom component will examine the legal, social and ethical dimensions of bankruptcy law practice; and include instruction in the necessary legal skills and knowledge involved in federal bankruptcy law practice, such as client interviewing, legal analysis, drafting legal documents, arguing motions, professional responsibility, and various practice issues such as the choice of relief under state law or the Bankruptcy Code, relief from the automatic stay, objections to discharge and dischargeability, and confirmation of a chapter 13 plan. Students must register for this experiential opportunity (LAW 1851 - 1 credit Pass/D/Fail) and for the graded 4 credit course (LAW 1850).

Clinic Prerequisites: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

Additional Prerequisite(s): Evidence, Bankruptcy Law

Recommended: Bankruptcy Workshop

Consumer Bankruptcy Field Placement (2 Credits) LAW 1852

This experiential opportunity allows students to work on legal cases for 100 hours per semester. Students enrolled in the Consumer Bankruptcy Field Placement Clinic will represent actual clients in federal bankruptcy proceedings, as permitted by the Florida Limited Practice Act and the Rules of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The classroom component will examine the legal, social and ethical dimensions of bankruptcy law practice; and include instruction in the necessary legal skills and knowledge involved in federal bankruptcy law practice, such as client interviewing, legal analysis, drafting legal documents, arguing motions, professional responsibility, and various practice issues such as the choice of relief under state law or the Bankruptcy Code, relief from the automatic stay, objections to discharge and dischargeability, and confirmation of a chapter 13 plan. Students must register for this experiential opportunity (LAW 1852 – 2 credits Pass/D/Fail) and for the graded 4 credit course (LAW 1850).

Clinic Prerequisites: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

Additional Prerequisite(s): Evidence, Bankruptcy Law

Recommended: Bankruptcy Workshop

Consumer Pro Intern Class (1 Credit) LAW

This course examines the regulation of unfair and deceptive trade practices under the common law, the Federal Trade Commission Act, administrative regulations and decisions, policy statements, and the Florida Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Students must enroll in both this 1-credit graded course (LAW 2002) and the 2-credit experiential opportunity internship served at the Broward County Consumer Affairs Department (LAW 2003).

Contracts (4 Credits) LAW 0612

This course provides a comprehensive study of the creation, transfer, and termination of contract rights and duties with a focus on the common law.

This is a required first year course.

Copyright Law (3 Credits) LAW 0817

This course examines the fundamental elements of copyright protection, including the nature of the underlying economic and natural rights for copyright protection, ownership and transfer of copyright, duration, scope, and limitations such as fair use and consumer rights.

 Prerequisites(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Corporate Finance (3 Credits) LAW 1047

This course surveys corporate finance law and the process of capital formation, debt, preferred stocks, convertible securities, distributions, and acquisitions.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Business Entities

Corporate Tax (3 Credits) LAW 0769

This course examines corporate tax law, including formation, operation, and receipt of recurring and liquidating distributions.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Business Entities and Income Tax

Criminal Justice Field Placement Clinic Course (3 Credits) LAW 0852

Field placement where students intern full-time in a prosecutor or public defender office supervised by practicing lawyers handling real issues arising from the criminal justice system. Students engage with criminal policy and procedural issues, enhance and improve their research and writing skills, learn practical aspects of trial preparation, witnesses preparation, and ethical issues specific to criminal law while participating in actual trials, hearings or depositions. Students must register for an external placement (LAW 0853 - 9 credits Pass/D/Fail) and this three graded credit class. (LAW 0852). The graded credits include skills training, instruction on substantive criminal law and procedure, lessons on ethical issues specific to criminal law, and training necessary for the type of reflective lawyering required for a field placement.

Clinic Prerequisite: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

Recommended:  Criminal Pre-Trial Practice

Criminal Justice Field Placement Clinic (9 Credits) LAW 0853

Field placement where students intern full-time in a prosecutor or public defender office supervised by practicing lawyers handling real issues arising from the criminal justice system. Students engage with criminal policy and procedural issues, enhance and improve their research and writing skills, learn practical aspects of trial preparation, witnesses preparation, and ethical issues specific to criminal law while participating in actual trials, hearings or depositions. Students must register for this external placement (LAW 0853 - 9 credits Pass/D/Fail) and a three graded credit class. (LAW 0852). The graded credits include skills training, instruction on substantive criminal law and procedure, lessons on ethical issues specific to criminal law, and training necessary for the type of reflective lawyering required for a field placement.

Clinic Prerequisites: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

Recommended: Criminal Pre-Trial Practice

Criminal Law (4 Credits) LAW 0670

This course examines the basic principles of American criminal law: definition of crimes, criminal responsibility, defenses, proof, and punishment.

This is a required course.

Criminal Pre-Trial Practice (2 Credits) LAW 0711

This workshop simulates pre-trial practice in the criminal law context. Students may participate in motion hearings, and depositions along with drafting pleadings, discovery and motions

Additional Prerequisite(s):  Criminal Procedure and Evidence

Criminal Procedure (3 Credits) LAW 0645

This course introduces the basic Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment constitutional doctrines that govern the investigative and pre-trial stages of the criminal justice system. 

This is a required course.

Criminal Procedure II Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0634 

Students will learn advanced criminal procedure (a.k.a. "Bail to Jail") through the use of a federal criminal case file. This workshop will introduce students to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Bail Reform Act, various Sentencing Guidelines, and relevant Supreme Court cases, and is structured around exercises that simulate client interviews, preventive detention hearings, preliminary hearings, mock pleas, suppression motions, and sentencing hearings.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Criminal Procedure

Current Constitutional Issues Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0796

This seminar examines current issues in American constitutional law. Past topics have included Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Gender Discrimination, The Patriot Act, AIDS Law, and Racial Discrimination. Each semester the topic will differ depending on the instructor.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Death Penalty Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0018

This workshop examines how to litigate constitutional issues in the framework of Florida's death penalty regime.  Students analyze claims commonly raised by death row inmates and the procedural vehicles through which these claims are resolved in state courts and in federal habeas review.  Students are challenged to perform tasks commonly required of attorneys assisting in the preparation of capital case filings, during which the many ethical dilemmas of the practice arise.  Due to its grave subject matter, this workshop highlights the need for a conscientious and principled practice of law.

Defamation, Privacy and Publicity (3 Credits) LAW 0642

This course examines the law relating to economic torts, covering deceit, defamation, business defamation, product disparagement, interference with contractual obligation, invasion of privacy, abuse of the judicial system, and civil rights torts. The course concludes with a study of issues of current concern, such as tort reform.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Dependency Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 2001

This workshop examines dependency court practices and procedures governing cases of alleged child abuse and neglect, from filing of the initial shelter petition through termination of parental rights. Through assigned readings, discussions, writing assignments, and simulated dependency hearings, students learn both effective representation of children and case file management.

Disability Law (3 Credits) LAW 0095

More than 54 million people are living in the United States with a disability. This course will examine case law and legislation, primarily the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the "ADA") and the 2008 Amendments to the ADA, which require reasonable accommodation of people with disabilities in employment, education, housing, transportation and health care. Included are such central concepts as the definition of disability, the remedies available for violations of disability rights law, and defenses to claims of disability discrimination. 

Dispute Resolution Clinic Skills Course (3 Credits) LAW 0847

This in-house clinic provides student interns with the experiential opportunity to learn about dispute resolution processes and serve as third-party neutrals in dispute resolution. Students will receive the requisite training and have the mentorship opportunity to become Florida Supreme Court Certified County Court Mediators. Students must register for an in-house experiential placement (LAW 0849 - 3 credits Pass/D/Fail), this 3-credit graded skills-based course (LAW 0847) and a 2-credit graded doctrinal law course (LAW 0848).

Clinic Prerequisites: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

Dispute Resolution Clinic Course (2 Credits) LAW 0848

This in-house clinic provides student interns with the experiential opportunity to learn about dispute resolution processes and serve as third-party neutrals in dispute resolution. Students will receive the requisite training and have the mentorship opportunity to become Florida Supreme Court Certified County Court Mediators. Students must register for an in-house experiential placement (LAW 0849 - 3 credits Pass/D/Fail), a 3-credit graded skills-based course (LAW 0847) and this 2-credit graded doctrinal law course (LAW 0848).

Clinic Prerequisites: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

Dispute Resolution Clinic Placement (3 Credits) LAW 0849

This in-house clinic provides student interns with the experiential opportunity to learn about dispute resolution processes and serve as third-party neutrals in dispute resolution. Students will receive the requisite training and have the mentorship opportunity to become Florida Supreme Court Certified County Court Mediators.  Students must register for this in-house experiential placement (LAW 0849 - 3 credits Pass/D/Fail), a 3-credit skills-based course (LAW 0847) and a 2-credit graded doctrinal law course (LAW 0848).

Clinic Prerequisites: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

Domestic Violence Law and Policy (2 Credits) LAW 0832 

This course examines law and policy considerations relating to interpersonal violence in a variety of doctrinal settings. Areas of coverage include issues related to family law, civil procedure, evidence, criminal law, constitutional law, tort law, immigration, cross-cultural and same-sex relationships, professional responsibility, and alternative dispute resolution.

Drafting and Negotiating Intellectual Property Licenses (2 Credits) LAW 0600

This workshop helps students understand the fundamental elements of an intellectual property license, explore the best practices regarding the creation and protection of intellectual property rights, and develop an understanding of best practices regarding intellectual property based transactions. Through drafting and simulation exercises, the students will develop these skills and identify strategies for effective negotiation of these intellectual property rights.

Additional prerequisite(s): Any one of the following: Copyright, Intellectual Property Law, Patent Law or Trademark Law and Unfair Competition.

Elder Law Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0737

This seminar involves study of a broad range of doctrinal and policy issues having a strong impact on the elderly in the United States. In addition to focusing on doctrinal law, the seminar employs an interdisciplinary approach to highlight the unique aspects of elder law and emphasize the ethical and professional issues faced by attorneys representing older clients. 

Electronic Discovery, Digital Evidence and Information Governance Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0200

Workshop taught only in an online format. This course is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. Electronic discovery, or eDiscovery, is directed to the identification, acquisition, search, and evaluation of electronically stored information ("ESI") sought to be introduced and admitted into evidence in litigation. The 2006 passage of the eDiscovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure proved to be the drawback before the tsunami of digital evidence now being presented to litigants in federal and state courts, and spawning a new, highly specialized, and largely underserved area of legal practice. Many states, (including Florida) have adopted eDiscovery rules closely approximating the federal schema. This workshop will expose students to fundamental eDiscovery concepts, decisional authority and practice approaches needed to competently engage in modern day litigation involving computer-generated information. The workshop content will include decisional authority scrutiny, document drafting and analysis, mock counsel meet and confer sessions and discovery abuse hearings. 

Elements of Legal Analysis I (0 Credit) LAW 1088

This Fall semester, second-year Critical Skills Program course is open to all second year students and mandatory for any student whose overall GPA was below 2.8 in either of the first two semesters of law school. ELA I builds on the first year’s foundation and consists of individualized sessions, small group sessions, workshops, and writing labs, all of which are designed to improve the student skills needed to successfully complete law school and become licensed to practice law.

Elements of Legal Analysis II (0 Credit) LAW 1089

This Winter semester, second-year Critical Skills Program course is open to all second year students and mandatory for any student whose cumulative GPA was below 2.8 in both of the student’s first two semesters of law school or who, after completing the first semester of the second year of law school, does not have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above. ELA II consists of individualized sessions, small group sessions, workshops, and writing labs, all of which are designed to continue honing the student skills needed to successfully complete law school and become licensed to practice law

Employment Discrimination (3 Credits) LAW 0633

This course surveys federal law prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of race, national origin, sex, age, and disability. The course focuses principally on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and secondarily on the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Reconstruction Era civil rights statutes. 

Employment Law (3 Credits) LAW 0632

This course examines the rights of individual employees in mostly non-union settings. The course covers a wide array of federal laws governing most employees, including minimum wage laws, the Family Medical Leave Act, workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, pension law, and employment discrimination law.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and II and Criminal Law.

Energy Law (2 Credits) LAW 4676

This course exposes students to critical legal and economic issues involved in energy regulation, with a focus on the regulation of electricity. Specifically, the course will examine the history, evolution, and practice of electricity regulation and rate-making. It will consider regulation of "traditional" energy sources, such as coal, natural gas, and nuclear power, as well as the legal aspects of alternative energy sources, such as solar and wind energy. It will also examine state, federal, and international policies intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Entertainment Law (2 Credits) LAW 1048

This course will address the legal and transactional issues involved with live performance, recording agreements, motion picture licensing, finance and development, virtual entertainment of computer gaming and virtual worlds, and new media.  Students will immerse themselves in the deal-making aspects of practice in the entertainment industry and the relationships between the media producers, distributors, and artists in these industries.  Students will familiarize themselves with the intellectual property rights and contractual relationships between the media producers, distributors, and authors in these industries and develop client counseling and problem-solving skills using issues related to the entertainment industry and business planning.

Recommended: Copyright Law or Intellectual Property Law  

Environmental Enforcement Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0780

This seminar surveys those aspects of the law that pertain to the enforcement of environmental laws by federal, state and local government officials and private citizens. The seminar will survey legal aspects of administrative enforcement, civil judicial enforcement, enforcement of waste site liability, criminal enforcement and citizen suit enforcement. It will consider compliance assistance, compliance incentives other than direct enforcement, and various alternatives to traditional enforcement methods

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Environmental Law (2 Credits) LAW 0771

This course emphasizes federal legislation aimed at controlling pollution and protecting the human environment. Topics include: the nature, effects, and legal control of air and water pollution; regulation of wetlands dredging and development; and protection of land and groundwater from hazardous waste contamination. The course also considers selected common law doctrines, judicial review of agency decisionmaking, and practical issues arising in environmental disputes.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Estate and Gift Tax (3 Credits) LAW 0715

This course provides an intensive examination of the federal estate and gift tax laws, key related income tax provisions, and selected issues of estate law policy.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Wills and Trusts

Recommended: Income Tax 

Estate Planning Workshop (3 Credits) LAW 0725

This workshop involves a practice-oriented study of estate planning, including estate, gift, and income tax aspects, with concentrations on the marital deduction and unified credit, use of revocable trusts, and drafting. This workshop can be used to satisfy the upper class writing requirement only when taught by full time faculty member.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Wills and Trusts.

Additional Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): Income Tax

Evidence (4 Credits) LAW 0614

This course considers rules relating to methods of proof of disputed facts, including competency, privileges, examination of witnesses, relevance, hearsay, and principal rules of exclusion. 

This is a required course.

Family Law (3 Credits) LAW 0635

This course covers the law regarding the family relationship - including the rights and responsibilities of parents, spouses, grandparents, and children - and the creation and dissolution of the family. Topics include adoption, spouse and child abuse, alimony, property distribution, child support, and child custody. Students may use Family Law to satisfy their menu requirement.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Family Law Litigation Workshop (3 Credits) LAW 0686

This workshop discusses issues and problems involved in the litigation of marital dissolutions. Students explore all stages from initial client interview, pre-trial motions, and discovery, through trial, property settlement, and post judgment relief.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Evidence and Family Law 

Federal Jurisdiction (3 Credits) LAW 0685

The course examines the jurisdiction of the federal courts. The course considers the source of federal jurisdiction, constitutional and statutory limits, problems of federalism, and appellate and collateral review.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I  and Criminal 

Florida Bar Auxiliary Program (0 Credit) LAW 1200

CSP continues to assist graduates through their bar exam with a voluntary program called Florida Bar Auxiliary Program (FBAP) that pairs bar exam applicants with coaches who provide support, counseling, and mentoring to help keep the students on track with the extraordinary demands of bar study in June and July for May graduates taking the July bar exam and in January and February for December graduates taking the February bar exam.

Florida Bar Exam Lab (2 Credits) LAW 1833

This is a required course in the final year of law school dedicated to preparing students for the Florida portion of the Florida Bar Exam. In weekly lectures and workshops, students review and/or gain a first exposure to all subjects tested on the Florida Bar Exam and engage in active training by taking practice test questions in both essay and multiple choice formats and analyzing explanatory/sample answers.

This is a required course.

Florida Bar Exam Lab (2 Credits) LAW 1834

This course (LAW 1834) is the online section of Florida Bar Exam Lab (Law 1833), and is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses set forth in the Code of Academic Regulations. This is a required course in the final year of law school dedicated to preparing students for the Florida portion of the Florida Bar Exam. In weekly lectures and workshops, students review and/or gain a first exposure to all subjects tested on the Florida Bar Exam and engage in active training by taking practice test questions in both essay and multiple choice formats and analyzing explanatory/sample answers.

This is a required course.

Florida Law Certificate Program (0 Credit) LAW 1100

This is a skills development and post graduate bar preparatory program, open only to graduates of the law school, designed to help students to build certain critical skills and to practice certain techniques, protocols, and frameworks that are essential to maximize bar exam preparation and ultimately pass the bar exam. Selected substantive legal material routinely tested on the Florida portion and on the MBE portion of the Florida Bar exam will be covered. There will be weekly assignments as well as Florida essay practice and essay review sessions. This course provides individualized attention to assist in personal areas of weakness and to build on personal strengths

Florida Constitutional Law (3 Credits) LAW 0775

This course surveys the organic law of the State of Florida, with special emphasis on legislative and executive powers, organization and powers of the judiciary, finance and taxation, and local government. Students also learn the state's history and organizational scheme and the various entities that affect the public and private lives of citizens.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Florida Land Development Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1016

In this workshop, students will prepare and present to a simulated client a legal and policy analysis with respect to a hypothetical or actual comprehensive planning land development project in Florida, as well as prepare and argue a summary judgment motion in a “development order consistency” case. The workshop introduces students to state, regional, and local comprehensive planning and development order permitting processes that govern major land development projects in Florida. This workshop may be used to satisfy the upper class writing requirement or it may be applied to satisfy the experiential learning requirement; it cannot be used to satisfy both.

Gambling Law (2 Credits) LAW 0525

This course examines the history, current status, and future prospects of gambling laws in Florida and throughout the United States, with considerable attention devoted to the methods used by states and the federal government to ensure the integrity of the gaming industry and suppress its attendant ills (including compulsive gambling and organized crime). Although the course focuses primarily on casinos, considerable time is spent discussing lotteries, pari-mutuel wagering, and sports bookmaking.

Health Care Compliance (3 Credits) LAW 4682

This course examines the federal and state laws relating to health care compliance, including fraud, anti-kickback, HIPAA/HITECH Act, Stark, federal health care reform legislation, and state law counterparts as applied to transactions and relationships in the health care industry

Health Care Organizations, Regulation and Access (3 Credits) LAW 0997

This course surveys the statutes, regulations, cases, legal issues, and policy considerations facing health care professionals, providers, and consumers in a rapidly changing field. Topics include an overview of the American health care enterprise and health care delivery models; the impact of federal health care reform legislation; the regulation of health care institutions for quality and safety; liability of health care institutions; issues relating to access to health care services and health care cost and payment including the duty to provide care, heath care insurance and managed care; ERISA; Medicare and Medicaid; professional relationships and structures; and operational and business aspects including fraud and abuse, competition and antitrust, human subjects research, and technology and the globalization of health care services.

Health Law Workshop (3 Credits) LAW 1044

This workshop provides hands-on research, analysis, drafting and situational experience commonly encountered in modern health care transactions and arrangements, along with examination of our health care system from the different, but related, perspectives of patients, providers and payors. The workshop considers the applicable federal and state laws and regulations such as PPACA, HIPAA, the fraud and abuse laws, HCQIA and physician credentialing, those governing emerging delivery and payment models such as accountable care organizations and population health management, as well as evolving case law.

Health Policy, Bioethics and Quality of Care (3 Credits) LAW 4677

This course surveys the health law policy considerations, bioethics issues and mechanisms for assuring quality of health care that challenge health care professionals, providers, and consumers in a rapidly changing field. Bioethics topics include death and dying; modern reproductive issues including fetal and maternal decision making, assisted reproduction, cloning and human genetics; justice in health care access and coverage; and organ donation/transplantation. The course also covers the major mechanisms assuring the quality of health care including regulation of health professionals and related discipline or quality matters; the professional-patient relationship including informed consent, privacy, confidentiality and human subject research; and liability of health professionals and organizations.

Immigration, Nationality, and Refugee Law (2 Credits) LAW 0723

This course examines the key issues, policies, and regulations governing the entrance of persons into the United States, including status, classification, preferences, asylum, and review.

Recommended: Constitutional Law I, Criminal Law and Administrative Law

Income Tax (3 Credits) LAW 0701

This course introduces the basic concepts of federal income taxation: gross income; exemptions, deductions, and credits; timing and other problems involving accounting methods; capital gains and losses; and assignment of income.

Income Tax (3 Credits) LAW 1840

This course is an online version of Income Tax (Law 0701). The online version (Law 1840) is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. This course introduces the basic concepts of federal income taxation: gross income; exemptions, deductions, and credits; timing and other problems involving accounting methods; capital gains and losses; and assignment of income.

Information Privacy Law (3 Credits) LAW 0091

This course examines current U.S. practice regarding the right of an individual to control one’s personal information from its origins in common law jurisprudence to its role in transactional settings such as health care, financial services and e-commerce. Today, information privacy policies are at the forefront of criminal procedures, employment disputes, and commercial activities. The course will explore the history of U.S. privacy, the current development of privacy regulation and identify the next steps necessary for expansion of U.S. policy in this area. The course will explore constitutional protections and limitations on privacy, organizational compliance, legal constraints on law enforcement and intelligence gathering, and application of privacy norms in technology through “privacy by design,” app store rules, “do not call,” “do not track,” and other strategies.

Insurance (3 Credits) LAW 0830

This course examines principles of insurance law and providing an overview of life, fire, casualty, and marine insurance. Topics include negotiation and settlement of insurance claims and frequently litigated conditions and exclusions in insurance contracts

Intellectual Property Law (3 Credits) LAW 0510

The course will provide an introduction to copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and publicity rights, with an emphasis on how these five discrete fields interact. The course materials are inherently comparative in nature, allowing you to see how very different legal doctrine can be used separately or in combination to develop problem solving approach, solve client problems, and appreciate how these different regimes create economic, ethical and sociological structures.

International Business Transactions (3 Credits) LAW 0837

This course surveys legal issues involved in international commercial transactions. Topics include letters of credit, bills of lading, COGSA, customs, GATT, export regulation, and remedies for unfair international trade practices.

International Business Transactions (3 Credits) LAW 0838

This course is an online version of International Business Transactions (Law 0837). The online version (LAW 0838) is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. This course surveys legal issues involved in international commercial transactions. Topics include letters of credit, bills of lading, COGSA, customs, GATT, export regulation, and remedies for unfair international trade practices.

International Intellectual Property (3 Credits) LAW 0705

Global trade in assets protected by intellectual property dominates international cooperation agreements and defines many of the relations among nations. This course focuses on the law and policy underlying these global considerations. Through a comparative approach, this course will study the legal systems that protect this intellectual property (IP), with primary focus on copyright, patent, and trademark law and assess these in light of the public policy and economic implication

International Law (3 Credits) LAW 0840

This course introduces the international legal system and the way in which international law and international legal institutions shape relations between states. Topics covered include the legal relationship between nations, the nature and sources of international law, international organizations, the International Court of Justice, and current international law issues

International Litigation (3 Credits) LAW 0842                                                                                                                     

This course examines the special problems that can arise when a U.S. court is called on to decide an international civil dispute. Topics covered include personal and subject matter jurisdiction, service of process, conflicts of law and forum non conveniens, foreign sovereign immunity and the act of state doctrine, parallel proceedings, extraterritorial discovery, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, and forum selection and arbitration clauses.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

International Protection of Human Rights (3 Credits) LAW 0722

The primary purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basic institutions and legal framework for the international protection of human rights, and the role human rights attorneys have in furthering those rights.  To some extent, the course will also operate as a primer on international law itself.  We will also focus on the legal role of the state and the individual in the global community, and compare our own domestic law with the emerging law of human rights

International Regulation of Trade (2 Credits) LAW 0514

This course focuses on the international rules and organizations that attempt to regulate trade and investment between nations. Topics include: the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT); the World Trade Organization (WTO); free trade agreements such as NAFTA; customs unions such as the European Union; and U.S. institutions involved with international trade.

International Sales & Arbitration (3 Credits) LAW 0833

This course focuses on a number of selected issues particularly relevant in international sales contracts such as contracts formation, breach, remedies, damages, force majeure and hardship, exemption clauses, etc. These issues will be examined under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), to some extent the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts). The Arbitration component will introduce students to international commercial arbitration by examining the legal basis for international commercial arbitration, emphasizing the Federal Arbitration Act, the UN Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards and the UNCITRAL Model Law and Rules, which form the basis for the rules used by most international arbitration tribunals.

Interviewing and Counseling (2 Credits) LAW 1062

This workshop examines and develops the skills involved in investigating facts and interviewing and counseling clients. Instructional techniques include readings, discussions, audiovisual presentations, and extensive participation in role-plays and simulations. Students also investigate doctrinal and procedural issues in order to discharge effectively their role in each step of the process. Not open to students who are taking or have taken Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiating (LAW 0665).

Recommended: Evidence

Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiating (3 Credits) LAW 0665

This workshop examines and develops skills involved in investigating facts, interviewing and counseling clients, settling disputes, and negotiating transactions. Instructional techniques include readings, discussions, audiovisual presentations, and extensive participation in role-plays and simulations. Students also investigate doctrinal, procedural, and evidentiary issues in order to discharge effectively their role in each step of the process. Not open to students who are taking or have taken Negotiating Workshop (LAW 0672), Negotiating Workshop Online (LAW 4672), or Interviewing and Counseling (LAW 1062).

Additional Prerequisite(s): Evidence

Introduction to EU Law (2 Credits) LAW 1071

This course examines the law and legal structures of the European Union. Topics include: the legislative, administrative, and judicial structure of the EU; allocation of power between EU and member states; relationships with nonmember states; and rights of EU citizens.

Introduction to the Fourth Amendment (0 Credit) LAW 0020

This AAMPLE® course covers the basic principles and arguments concerning the Fourth Amendment and the exclusionary rule using the case method. This course cannot be used in lieu of Criminal Procedure for satisfying the second year menu option. 

Jewish Law Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 1074

This seminar explores aspects of Jewish law that involve the relationship of human beings to one another and within the context of society. The seminar considers traditional texts, including the Tanakh and the Talmud, and canons of interpretation (legal hermeneutics). Specific topics include criminal law (capital punishment), family law (get or bill of divorce), estate planning (inter vivos and testamentary gifts), debtor-creditor law (prohibition against interest and sabbatical year), humane laws and duties (duty to rescue), and constitutional issues regarding application of Jewish law in the United States. 

Judicial Field Placement  (2 Credits) LAW 0822

This experiential opportunity is an external placement offering students an opportunity to serve as research clerks to state trial and appellate court judges, federal magistrates, or federal court judges.  The companion course surveys the operation of U.S. courts, the goals and pressures of the judicial system, the function of juries, judicial powers and methods, and the judiciary's role in law reform. Students must register for both this Judicial Field Placement Externship (LAW 0822 - 2 credits Pass/D/Fail) and the one credit graded Judicial Field Placement Course (LAW 0821).

Judicial Field Placement Course (1 Credit) LAW 0821

This experiential opportunity is an external placement offering students an opportunity to serve as research clerks to state trial and appellate court judges, federal magistrates, and federal court judges.  This companion course surveys the operation of U.S. courts, the goals and pressures of the judicial system, the function of juries, judicial powers and methods, and the judiciary's role in law reform. Students must register for both the experiential Judicial Field Placement Externship (LAW 0822 - 2 credits Pass/D/Fail) and this 1-credit graded Judicial Field Placement Course (LAW 0821).

Judicial Opinion Writing (2 Credits) LAW 0831

This course is designed for students who are interested in practicing appellate law, including those who would like to intern or clerk for a judge, focusing on the art of judicial opinion writing. The course will provide a general overview of the following topics: the role of judicial law clerks; the role and function of judicial opinions in our legal system; the judicial decision-making process and the different types of judicial opinions; the structure and anatomy of judicial opinions; and the style and rhetoric of judicial opinions. Against the backdrop of these topics, each student will then be required to prepare a draft judicial opinion after reviewing appellate briefs that have been submitted in an actual case. Students cannot take both this course and the Appellate Practice Workshop (LAW 0874) during the same semester.

Jurisprudence Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0735

This seminar examines the relationship between selected areas of western philosophy and the specific concerns of legal philosophy. Topics include knowledge and truth; minds, bodies and persons; ethics and moral responsibility; and philosophy and religion.

Juvenile Law (3 Credits) LAW 0506

This course examines the juvenile justice system, focusing on issues of delinquency, dependency (abuse and neglect), and status offenses (non-criminal misbehavior).

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Juvenile Law (3 Credits) LAW 0016

This course is an online version of Juvenile Law (Law 0506). This online version (Law 0016) is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. This course examines the juvenile justice system, focusing on issues of delinquency, dependency (abuse and neglect), and status offenses (non-criminal misbehavior).

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Landlord Tenant Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1070

This workshop continues the study of landlord and tenant law begun in the basic course on property (LAW 0653). Students draft and negotiate a lease in order to gain greater understanding of both commercial and residential relationships.

Law and Literature Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0718

This seminar examines the interrelationship of literature and the law. The seminar considers how attorneys may use literary techniques and devices and how literary themes influence the life and practice of the lawyer. It compares approaches of the law and literature to various problems, noting when the human element can properly serve as a tool for the lawyer. Students learn the need for good writing technique in legal documents. Readings come predominantly from poetry, short stories, and drama.

Additional Prerequisite(s): 2.5 average GPA in Legal Research and Writing I & II or an undergraduate major (or higher) in Literature

Law and Medicine Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0895

This seminar examines the interrelationship between the professions of law and medicine in a variety of contexts. 

Law Office Management Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0651

This workshop provides hands-on experience in the practical aspects of organizing a law practice. The workshop is divided into units covering The Office and Its Technology, Bar Grievances and Attorney Malpractice, Trust Accounting in Florida, Good Billing Practices, Marketing, and Small Firm Survival. Included in these units are concepts useful in both litigation and transactional practices, such as corporate structure, real estate contracts, employment procedures, and office infrastructure.

Additional Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): Professional Responsibility 

Law Practice Business and Technology (2 Credits) LAW 0092

Workshop taught in an online format only. This course is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. The operations of successful private practice require an understanding of the primary tools used to efficiently deliver legal services and meet the ethical and professional obligations to provide competent representation. New lawyers need to understand the law firm business and operations if they are to succeed in the profession. Ideally, this course complements the workshop on Law Office Management (LAW 0651). This workshop provides hands on experience for students on a number of key operational aspects of the practice of law, including the business foundation of a successful law firm management; security and confidentiality of client information; marketing, public relations, advertising and social media; duties of technological competence under ABA “Ethics 20/20” amendments to the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility; predictive coding and other eDiscovery issues; client intake and case management; and issues related to the scope and composition of representation including the unauthorized practice of law and unbundled legal services.

Law, Finance & Markets Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 4678

This seminar considers law, regulatory policy, and public finance during critical periods and turning points in U.S. history. Major legal developments, legislative programs and public policies from the perspective of various disciplines will be discussed. Competing theories, doctrines, and models, will be analyzed while testing their validity against empirical evidence and financial market developments. 

Prerequisite(s): Business Entities

Recommended: Securities Regulation and/or Banking Law

Lawyers as Advocates: Rhetoric, Modes of Persuasion & Public Policy Campaigns (2 Credits) LAW 1000

This workshop is designed to analyze how lawyers can change the law in and out of the courtroom. The workshop will analyze classic rhetorical techniques and examine the various modes used to change public opinion. The workshop will dissect different public policy campaigns to teach persuasion by: (1) analyzing the rhetorical strategies used by these campaigns; (2) examining the various methods these campaigns use to impact public policy (i.e., technology, media, protest); and (3) discussing the ethical and moral issues presented by the strategies and methods used by the campaigns. This workshop will also require the students apply these strategies and methods by drafting various persuasive documents and developing a small public policy campaign. 

Legal Drafting Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0752

In this workshop, students will prepare documents in the context of ongoing legal transactions, which may change dependent on the instructor.

Legal Reasoning and Analysis (2 Credits) LAW 0792

The course offers an introduction to critical reading and critical reasoning skills, with a strong focus on the skills of analysis and evaluation learned through exposure to both instruction and practical exercises. The course will combine the more philosophical aspects of reasoning with an analysis of legal texts (case law and statutes) to emphasize the skill of legal logic in the context of reading for facts, structures, and analytical rhetoric.

Legal Research and Writing I (3 Credits) LAW 0662

This course integrates legal theory with practice, professionalism, and technology in a transactional setting.  It combines instruction in legal research, writing, and analysis with other practical lawyering skills while focusing on predictive legal analysis. Case files are used to develop problem-solving strategies, conduct legal research, draft legal memoranda, and negotiate a settlement of a transactional case.

This is a required course.

Legal Research and Writing II (3 Credits) LAW 0663

This course integrates legal theory with practice, professionalism, and technology in a pre-trial litigation setting. As students work through a case file, they interview clients, draft demand letters, client letters, pleadings and motions, research and write pre-trial memoranda, develop persuasive writing skills, counsel clients, orally argue a motion, and participate in court-ordered mediation.This is a required course.

Prerequisite: Passing grade in Legal Research and Writing I (LAW 0662). Students in their first semester who do not receive a passing grade in LRW I must take LRW II the first time it is offered after they receive a passing grade in LRW I.

Legal Study Skills I (0 Credit) LAW 0523

This first-year Critical Skills Program course provides an initial opportunity for students to develop and assess essential legal skills of critical reading, analytical thinking, logical reasoning and writing. This course also includes training in time management and study skills, and provides exposure to law exams before students' first set of graded final exams in their doctrinal courses. 

This is a required course.

Legal Study Skills II (0 Credit) LAW 0527

This Winter semester, first-year course is open to all second semester students and required for Fall start students who do not attain at least a 2.8 GPA in their first semester. This course builds on the first semester's skills, provides a continuing opportunity for students to develop and assess essential legal skills of critical reading, analytical thinking, logical reasoning and writing. This course also includes further training in time management and study skills, and provides additional exposure to and success strategies for writing effective law exams.

Legislation Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0859

This seminar focuses on how courts interpret statutes and how the methods and tools of interpretation are related to the process by which statues come into existence.  Each student will write a research paper, present that paper to the group, and participate in a legislative simulation.

Mediation Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0522

This workshop teaches students the theory of mediation. Students develop and practice mediation skills while observing and mediating actual cases. They also study ethical and legal issues arising from the mediation process and resulting roles and obligations.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of 28 credits.

Medical Malpractice (2 Credits) LAW 0873

This course provides students with an overview of medical malpractice litigation from the plaintiff and defendant perspective. In particular, this course will examine the Florida Medical Malpractice statute and other related tort law concepts.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Mental Health Law (3 Credits) LAW 0896  

This course addresses how the legal system responds to the challenges posed by persons with mental disorders. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to covering regulation and potential liability of the mental health professions, the government’s authority to deprive people with mental disorders of their liberty and property and limits on that authority, and the government’s efforts and obligation to provide assistance to people with mental disorders and to protect them from discrimination.

Multistate Bar Exam Lab (1 Credit) LAW 1831

This is a required course in the final year of law school dedicated to preparing students for the Multistate Bar Exam ("MBE") portion of the Bar Exam. In the course's weekly sessions, students review all subjects tested on the MBE and engage in an active training regimen, taking practice MBE questions and analyzing explanatory/sample answers.

This is a required course

Multistate Bar Exam Lab (1 Credit) LAW 1832

This course (LAW 1832) is the online section of Multistate Bar Exam Lab (LAW 1831), and is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses set forth in the Code of Academic Regulations. This is a required course in the final year of law school dedicated to preparing students for the Multistate Bar Exam ("MBE") portion of the Bar Exam. In the course's weekly sessions, students review all subjects tested on the MBE and engage in an active training regimen, taking practice MBE questions and analyzing explanatory/sample answers.

This is a required course.

Negotiating Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 4672

This workshop is an online version of Negotiating Workshop (LAW 0672). The online version (LAW 4672) is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. This workshop provides an in-depth analysis of negotiating strategies and styles, with emphasis on negotiating skills through classroom discussion and student participation in negotiation simulations. Not open to students who have taken or are taking Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiating (LAW 0665).

Additional Prerequisite(s): Evidence

Negotiating Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0672

This workshop provides an in-depth analysis of negotiating strategies and styles, with emphasis on negotiating skills through classroom discussion and student participation in negotiation simulations. Not open to students who have taken or are taking Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiating (LAW 0665).

Additional Prerequisite(s): Evidence

Nonprofit Organizations (3 Credits) LAW 0679

This course examines the following issues related to nonprofit organizations: organization and dissolution, operation and governance, public benefit organizations, regulation of charitable solicitation, charitable contributions, tax exemption, unrelated business income tax, mutual benefit organizations, and other types of noncharitable, nonprofit organizations.

Ocean and Coastal Law (2 Credits) LAW 0502

This course is an online version of Ocean and Coastal Law (LAW 0503). The online version (LAW 0502) is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. This course surveys uses of the oceans, coastal zone, and their resources. The course examines emerging law and policy stemming from the Oceans Act of 2000 and evaluates provisions for sustainability, precautionary principles, pollutants, and trade in endangered species. It covers laws such as the Coastal Zone Management Act, international fisheries agreements, the Dolphin-Tuna restrictions, rules for marine preserves, carrying capacity development limits in the Florida Keys, pollution controls of ships and ocean disposal, and legal provisions for restoration of large wetlands.

Ocean and Coastal Law (2 Credits) LAW 0503

This course surveys uses of the oceans, coastal zone, and their resources. The course examines emerging law and policy stemming from the Oceans Act of 2000 and evaluates provisions for sustainability, precautionary principles, pollutants, and trade in endangered species. It covers laws such as the Coastal Zone Management Act, international fisheries agreements, the Dolphin-Tuna restrictions, rules for marine preserves, carrying capacity development limits in the Florida Keys, pollution controls of ships and ocean disposal, and legal provisions for restoration of large wetlands.

Patent Prosecution (2 Credits) LAW 0819

This workshop introduces students to the preparation and prosecution of patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Students will learn practical aspects related to drafting the various portions of a patent application, as well as advocating before the USPTO during the prosecution of the application.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Patent Law 

Patent Law (2 Credits) LAW 0815

This course examines the law governing the creation, use, and scope of rights in patentable inventions.  The statutory requirements of utility, novelty, and nonobviousness are examined in detail.  The course also explores the economic and legal policies underlying the U.S. Patent Act, the nature of patentable subject matter, limitations on patents, and the role of the federal courts in shaping these policies. 

 Post-Conviction Relief Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1001

This workshop provides hands on experience in post-conviction DNA litigation. Students will learn the legal and scientific principles necessary to litigate post-conviction DNA cases. They review transcripts of real, and sometimes pending, DNA cases, identify potential DNA issues, and draft Motions for Post-Conviction DNA testing. While most in-class discussion focuses on the law in these post-conviction proceedings and the relevant scientific evidence issues, students also learn file maintenance, fact-finding techniques, and appellate practice skills.

Probate Law Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0713

This workshop integrates the law of property, trusts, and estates and explores the administration of estates and the resolution of claims to estates. The workshop will include both doctrinal and practical considerations.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Wills and Trusts

Products Liability (3 Credits) LAW 0820

This course examines problems involved in the expanding field of responsibility of manufacturers and distributors with respect to defects in their products.

Professional Responsibility (3 Credits) LAW 0649

This course examines the lawyer's professional role and social responsibilities, emphasizing the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Topics include disclosure and confidentiality, conflicts of interest, fees, advertising, group legal services, corporate counsel, and pro bono representation. The course also introduces students to the Code of Judicial Conduct.

This is a required course.

Property (4 Credits) LAW 0653

This Course introduces rights and interests in both real and personal property.  Topics include possession, estates in land, landlord and tenant, real estate transactions and finance, and private and government control of land use.

This is a required course. 

Real Estate Transactions (3 Credits) LAW 0865

This course covers the law involved in financing real estate transactions.  Transactional topics include the real estate market, purchase and sale contracts, brokers, deeds, recording acts, title assurance, title insurance, and closings.  Financing topics include mortgages, foreclosure, alternatives to foreclosure, and deficiency judgments.  Advanced financing topics include financing construction and development, mechanic's liens, and alternatives to mortgage financing.

Real Estate Transactions Workshop  (3 Credits) LAW 0751

The workshop is designed to develop the skills and knowledge involved in the acquisition and disposition of real estate.  The workshop will include the acquisition of essential information, and the preparation and use of the documents involved in those activities.

Recommended: Real Estate Transactions

Real Property Complex Transactions Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1151

This workshop is designed to engage students in a practice oriented approach to learning the legal components of and the skills needed for drafting the documentation involved in sophisticated real property transactions. Such transactions typically include, but are not limited to, drafting and negotiating purchase and sale contracts for commercial properties; providing financing for commercial real estate; analyzing and addressing conveyancing issues arising from business entities; leasing issues involved with commercial transactions; analyzing conveyancing issues arising from properties involving subdivisions, shopping centers, and the like; analyzing environmental issues in real property and lending transactions; and recognizing and dealing with the unique features involved with like-kind exchanges.

Regulation of Financial Institutions (3 Credits) LAW 0781

This course begins with an overview of the business of banking and the role of financial intermediaries. The course will move from there to a treatment of historical, political, and economic perspectives on banking and financial intermediaries. The course will then discuss entry into the business of banking; the Dual Banking System; corporate governance of banks, activities restrictions and limitations on investments; the regulation of deposit taking; safety and soundness regulation and prudential restriction on bank activities; consumer protection and lender liability; mutual funds; consumer protection and capital requirements; insurance and securities powers of banks and nonbanks; affiliations between banks and other companies; examination and enforcement issues; bank failure; and international banking.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Business Entities

Remedies (3 Credits) LAW 0755

This course considers legal, equitable, and restitutionary remedies in contract and tort cases; specific performance, reformation, and restitution for unjust enrichment in cases of fraud and mistake; and measure of damages for injury to personal, property, and business interests.

SEC Enforcement Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0511

This workshop examines the regulatory framework, strategies, techniques and potential pitfalls associated with representing clients in governmental regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings. Included in discussions will be strategies employed in responding to regulatory demands for information and testimony, as well litigation, negotiation and settlement of enforcement proceeding; the implications associated with these strategies; and key ethical and pragmatic considerations. Although the subject matter will focus on SEC enforcement initiatives, statutes, regulations, interpretations and case law, there will also be discussion of investigative and enforcement efforts by the CFTC, FTC and the CFPB, and the course content will be adaptable to other regulatory schemes and commercial litigation in general.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Business Entities

Recommended: Securities Regulation

Securities Regulation (3 Credits) LAW 0850

This course examines problems relating to the issuance and distribution of securities with emphasis on federal and state securities regulations, including the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Business Entities. Students with an undergraduate business major or an M.B.A. may take Business Entities as a Corequisite

Securities Regulation Online (3 Credits) LAW 0851

This course is an online version of Securities Regulation (LAW 0850). The online version (LAW 0851) is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. This course examines problems relating to the issuance and distribution of securities with emphasis on federal and state securities regulations, including the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Business Entities. Students with an undergraduate business major or an M.B.A. may take Business Entities as a Co-requisite

Selected Topics in Czech Law (1 Credit) LAW 1700

This course is taught in English by a visiting professor from Charles University-Prague. The course introduces aspects of procedural or substantive Czech and European Union law, such as constitutional law, commercial law, law of successions (inheritance), civil procedure, or criminal law. Specific topics will depend on the particular expertise of the professor teaching the course. The course includes consideration of the sources, main characteristics, and legal institutions of Czech and European Union law and public and private laws, rights and obligations of parties under the law, and enforcement aspects of the law. The course will be taught at the beginning of every Fall semester, in a three-week period. This course is required for students interested in participating in the NSU-Charles University semester exchange. It is an elective for all other students.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law. 

Selected Topics in Italian Law (1 Credit) LAW 7000

This course is taught in English by a visiting professor from Roma Tre University. The course introduces aspects of procedural or substantive Italian and European Union law, such as constitutional law, commercial law, law of successions (inheritance), civil procedure, or criminal law. Specific topics will depend on the particular expertise of the professor teaching the course. The course includes consideration of the sources, main characteristics, and legal institutions of Italian and European Union law and public and private laws, rights and obligations of parties under the law, and enforcement aspects of the law. The course will be taught at the beginning of every Fall semester, in a three-week period. This course is required for students interested in participating in the NSU-Roma Tre dual degree or semester exchange program. It is an elective for all other students.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Selected Topics in Spanish Law (1 Credit) LAW 0508

This course is taught in Spanish by a visiting professor from the University of Barcelona. The course introduces aspects of procedural or substantive Spanish law, such as constitutional law, commercial law, law of successions (inheritance), civil procedure, or criminal law. Specific topics will depend on the particular expertise of the professor teaching the course. The course includes consideration of the sources, main characteristics, and legal institutions of Spanish law and public and private laws, rights and obligations of parties under the law, and enforcement aspects of the law. The course will be taught at the beginning of every Fall semester, in a three-week period. This course is required for students interested in participating in the NSU-UB dual degree program. It is an elective for all other students.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I, Criminal Law, and fluency in Spanish 

Sentencing Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1076

This workshop examines the practical aspects of the law relating to plea negotiations and sentencing guidelines and the application of creative lawyering skills in this most important aspect of representing a client in a criminal case.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence 

Social Media and the Law (2 Credits) LAW 0090

This workshop explores the effect of social media on the law. Classes will examine how social media websites like Facebook and Twitter are impacting criminal and civil lawsuits especially in the areas of family law, employment law, defamation, privacy, and intellectual property. Students will learn to apply existing law to the unique legal issues presented by the interplay between social media and the law. Students will also learn how these new technologies, business practices, and social media policies impact transactional and in-house lawyers. This workshop will also confront the collision between lawyer ethics and the social media as it applies to marketing strategies for lawyers, law firms and clients

Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I, Criminal Law, and Professional

Sports Law (2 Credits) LAW 1017

This course introduces students to the field of sports law by examining the legal rights and responsibilities of fans, agents, coaches, doctors, referees, and reporters.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law. 

State and Local Tax (3 Credits) LAW 0708

This course studies how the traditional state tax system has been affected by the changing world. Many state tax regimes were developed in a far simpler time. State tax systems evolved when the economy was dominated by manufacturing activities, and little thought had to be given to the tax treatment of services. Multinational corporations, conglomerates, and the Internet were yet to emerge. In addition, state taxes were typically low enough to discourage much litigation. Part of the course focuses on the economic, administrative, political, and constitutional constraints on state and local taxation. Specifically addressed are the commerce clause, the equal protection clause, the due process clause, and the privileges and immunities clause. Part of the course focuses on specific state and local taxes, more specifically, Florida state tax. The course does not concentrate on the laws of any particular state nor is any other prior course in taxation required.

Recommended: Constitutional Law I, Criminal Law and Business Entities 

Strategic Business Planning for Lawyers (3 Credits) LAW 0094 

Whatever the area of legal practice, lawyers working in private practice are called upon to operate sophisticated business enterprises to facilitate client development, address competitive forces, create a healthy, professional working environment, and manage the constant change at the heart of modern legal practice. As the Best Practices of Legal Education explains, every lawyer is expected to “demonstrate an appreciation of the commercial environment of legal practice, including the market for legal services.” To achieve these ends, this course requires students to contextualize their understanding of corporate law, contract law and other legal topics related to business organizations primarily from the perspective of the organization’s leadership. Students will develop skills to bring the business leaders’ perspective to legal problem-solving and to integrate business ethics with legal ethics regarding the evaluation of potential solutions to organizational challenges. 

Street Law (2 Credits) LAW 1004

This course provides law students, under faculty supervision, the opportunity to team-teach a Street Law course in local high schools and middle schools. Law students attend a weekly class at the College of Law and teach three hours per week. This course is graded Pass/D/Fail.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I, Criminal Law, and a 2.0 GPA at pre-registration and when term begins 

Supervised Research and Writing (2 Credits) LAW 0809

This is an opportunity for a student to complete an independent project involving research and production of a scholarly paper on a selected topic under the supervision of a full-time faculty member conversant with the field. This project may satisfy the upper-level writing requirement for any student who began at the College of Law starting Fall 2015.

Additional Prerequisite(s): 2.0 GPA at pre-registration and when term begins 

Supervised Research and Writing (1 Credit) LAW 0814

This is an opportunity for a student to complete an independent project involving research and production of a scholarly paper on a selected topic under the supervision of a full-time faculty member conversant with the field. This project may not satisfy the upper-level writing requirement.

Additional Prerequisite(s): 2.0 GPA at pre-registration and when term begins

Torts (4 Credits) LAW 0648

This course surveys the traditional and emerging concepts of rights and responsibilities arising from conduct that results in harm to others.

This is a required course. 

Trademark Law and Unfair Competition (3 Credits) LAW 0696

Every business relies on its brands, domain names, logos or other tools to differentiate itself from the competition. Trademarks are the primary tool for business to differentiate itself from competition and build relations with customers. To understand these tools and their contours, this course provides in-depth treatment of trademark and unfair competition law, including the adoption, registration and enforcement of marks.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law.

Trial Advocacy (3 Credits) LAW 0890

This workshop covers the tactics and strategy involved in various phases of civil and criminal trials including opening statements, direct and cross-examination of witnesses, expert witnesses, use of documentary and demonstrative evidence, and closing arguments. Extensive use is made of video equipment to record the daily exercises. Students participate as members of two-person trial teams and participate in two full trials.

Additional Prerequisite(s): Evidence

Trusts (2 Credits) LAW 0956

This course examines the rules governing the creation and elements of express trusts, both private and charitable, rights of beneficiaries, termination of trusts, and the duties and liabilities of the trustee. It also covers implied trusts, both resulting and constructive. Not open to students who are taking or have taken Wills and Trusts (LAW 0655). Students may use Trusts to satisfy their menu requirement only if they also take the Wills (LAW 0955) class.

UCC: Negotiable Instruments Law (3 Credits) LAW 0691

This course is a study of Articles 3, 4, and 4A of the Uniform Commercial Code, including essentials of negotiability, transfer, superior rights of a holder in due course, defenses, liability on endorsements and warranties, bank collections, and the relationship between bank and customer. The course also explores modern payment media: credit cards, debit cards, and commercial wire transfers.

UCC: Negotiable Instruments Law - AAMPLE® (0 Credit) LAW 1691

This AAMPLE® course involves a study of Articles 3, 4 and 4A of the Uniform Commercial Code, including essentials of negotiability, transfer, superior rights of a holder in due course, defenses, liability on endorsements and warranties, bank collections, and the relationship between bank and customer. The course also explores modern payment media: credit cards, debit cards, and commercial wire transfers.

UCC: Negotiable Instruments Law – Online (3 Credits) LAW 4691

This course is an online version of UCC: Negotiable Instruments (Law 0691). The online version (LAW 4691) is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. This course is a study of Articles 3, 4, and 4A of the Uniform Commercial Code, including essentials of negotiability, transfer, superior rights of a holder in due course, defenses, liability on endorsements and warranties, bank collections, and the relationship between bank and customer. The course also explores modern payment media: credit cards, debit cards, and commercial wire transfers.

UCC: Sales (2 Credits) LAW 0688

This course surveys the law of sales and leases. The course focuses primarily upon Articles 1, 2, and 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code and explores the rights, duties, and liabilities of parties to modern sales and lease transactions. Not open to students who have taken UCC: Sales and Secured Financing (LAW 4675) 

UCC: Sales Online (2 Credits) LAW 0017

This course is an online version of UCC: Sales (Law 0688). The online version (LAW 0017) is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. This course surveys law of sales and leases. The course focuses primarily upon Articles 1, 2, and 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code and explores the rights, duties, and liabilities of parties to modern sales and lease transactions. Not open to students who have taken UCC: Sales and Secured Financing (LAW 4675).

UCC: Sales And Secured Financing (4 Credits) LAW 4675

This course surveys the law of sales and leases – Articles 1, 2, and 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code as well as the law of secured transactions involving personal property and fixtures under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Not open to students who have taken either UCC Sales (Law 0688) or UCC: Sales Online (LAW 4688) or UCC: Secured Transactions (Law 0687).

UCC: Secured Transactions (2 Credits) LAW 0687

This course studies Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, focusing principally on secured transactions involving personal property and fixtures. The course explores commercial secured financing relationships and examines the debtor-creditor relationship in state law as well as in bankruptcy. Not open to students who have taken UCC: Sales and Secured Financing (LAW 4675).

Veterans Law Clinic – Full-time (9 Credits) LAW 4683

This full-time (40 hours weekly) experiential opportunity gives students an opportunity to serve as interns in the NSU in-house Veterans Law clinic providing services to the veteran community in the following practice areas: housing matters, powers of attorney, advanced directives, qualified income trusts and wills, consumer rights, family law, veteran's court, driver's license restoration, sealing and expungement, debtor /creditor issues, veterans' benefits and military upgrades. Clinic students will host workshops in the community where each student will offer advice and counsel to clients on a variety of topics that have been taught in class. This clinic has an intensive course plus a two hour weekly seminar component. Students must register for both LAW 4683 – 9 credits Pass/D/Fail for this full-time experiential placement and the 3 credit graded course (LAW 4684).

Clinic Prerequisites: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

Veterans Law Clinic – Part-Time (3 Credits) LAW 4680

This part-time (20 hours weekly) experiential opportunity gives students an opportunity to serve as interns in the NSU in-house Veterans Law clinic providing services to the veteran community in the following practice areas: housing matters, powers of attorney, advanced directives, qualified income trusts and wills, consumer rights, family law, veteran's court, driver's license restoration, sealing and expungement, debtor /creditor issues, veterans' benefits and military upgrades. Clinic students will host workshops in the community where each student will offer advice and counsel to clients on a variety of topics that have been taught in class. Students must register for both LAW 4680 – 3 credits Pass/D/Fail for this part-time experiential placement and the 3 credit graded course (LAW 4684)

Clinic Prerequisites: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

Veterans Law Clinic Course (3 Credits) LAW 4684

This course gives students an opportunity to serve as interns in the NSU College of Law in-house Veterans Law clinic providing services to the veteran community in the following practice areas: housing matters, powers of attorney, advanced directives, qualified income trusts and wills, consumer rights, family law, veteran's court, driver's license restoration, sealing and expungement, debtor /creditor issues, veterans' benefits and military upgrades. Students must register for this three credit graded course (LAW 4684), in addition to either the Veterans Law Clinic Full-Time (LAW 4683) (9 Credits) OR Veterans Law Clinic Part-Time (LAW 4680) (3 Credits), experiential opportunities graded Pass/D/Fail.

Clinic Prerequisites: https://www.law.nova.edu/clinics/prerequisites.html

Veterans Workshop – Stateside Legal Rights for Veteran and Military Personnel (2 Credits) LAW 4681

This workshop will examine the unique and often complex legal issues that veterans and military personnel encounter stateside as a result of active duty military service or veteran status. Topics covered: The Uniform Code of Military Justice (veteran status/ discharge military upgrades); USERRA-Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights for National Guard, Armed Forces, and Reservists (employment issues); Service members Civil Relief Act (consumer issues); military family law; traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder (client relations); Department of Veteran Affairs Benefits; women the military/ women veterans; veteran treatment courts; Florida State benefits for veterans and service members. The workshop will consist of initial instruction and discussion followed by case scenarios. Hypotheticals will be presented and students will identify, research, and develop the legal issues including interpreting and applying statues, regulations, and case law. Students will gain the necessary knowledge and legal skills involved in analysis of military personnel and veterans' rights. Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law.

Wills (2 Credits) LAW 0955

This course examines the law of property transmission upon death through intestate and testate distribution. Topics include execution, alteration, and revocation of wills; rights of immediate family members; and contest of wills. Not open to students who have taken or are taking the 4-credit Wills and Trusts course (LAW 0655). Students may use Wills to satisfy their menu requirement only if they also take the Trusts course (LAW 0956). 

Will and Trusts (4 Credits) LAW 0655

This course examines the law of property transmission through intestate and testate distribution and express and implied trusts. Topics include: execution, alteration, and revocation of wills; rights of immediate family members; contest of wills; creation and elements of express trusts, both private and charitable; rights of beneficiaries; termination of trusts and the duties and liabilities of the trustee; and implied trusts, both resulting and constructive. Not open to students who have taken or are taking the 2-credit Wills course (LAW 0955) or the 2-credit Trusts course (LAW 0956)

Will Drafting Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0524

This workshop provides practice drafting provisions for wills and testamentary trusts.  Topics covered include types of devisees and planning for potential changes in assets and beneficiaries; appointment of fiduciaries and other administrative provisions; execution provisions; common drafting issues and related client communications. Students will experience one or more substantial drafting experiences reasonably similar to the experiences of a lawyer drafting wills for an estate planning client

Prerequisite(s): Wills and Trusts (as one or two courses)

Workers Compensation (3 Credits) LAW 0520

This course considers the statutory, judicial, and administrative aspects of the no-fault system of compensation for workplace-related injuries. The course examines the rights of the employee and the obligations of the employer in light of legislative changes that attempt to balance those rights while considering the rising costs of health care.

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