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JD & LLM Course Descriptions

Not all courses described will be offered during any one academic year. Students should consult draft semester schedules posted on our website and registration information in Course Wizard to select courses that reflect their interests and that will allow them to meet graduation requirements.

Students are prohibited from registering for a distance learning instructional opportunity if they have taken or are currently taking the in-person version of an instructional opportunity as indicated in the course description. Students are prohibited from registering for the in-person version of an instructional opportunity if they have taken or are currently taking the corresponding distance learning instructional opportunity.

If a course has prerequisites or corequisites, those are listed as part of the course description. Prerequisites and corequisites cannot be waived. Students are responsible for ensuring they have taken the prerequisites for any course or are enrolled in the corequisites for any course. Failure to have taken prerequisites and corequisites may result in involuntary withdrawal from a course, with a concomitant loss of credits and possible delay of graduation.

Listed alphabetically by Course Title

(E) = Experiential; (O) = Online; (R) Required; (W*) = Writing

*Only when taught by Full time or Emeritus Faculty

JD & LLM Course Descriptions

Administrative Law (3 Credits) LAW 0690 (O)

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.

Prerequisites: LAW-0625 Constitutional Law I

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

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.

Prerequisites: LAW-0625 Constitutional Law 

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

Advanced Clinic and Field Placement (5-12 Credits) LAW 0008

Students in this advanced experiential learning opportunity have reenrolled in a clinic they have previously completed. This opportunity provides the mechanism for continuing in a clinic or field placement opportunity and receiving credit for enhanced experiential learning. Students will pursue coursework throughout the semester in this course while continuing their placement work under the supervision of their existing clinical director. Students will need approval from their clinic’s director to enroll in the advanced clinic. Please note that students approved for the Advanced Clinic are subject to a total cap on clinical education credit as reflected in the clinic rules. This course satisfies the experiential education requirement and is only open to students seeking to continue any in-house clinical experience or the civil field-placement clinic.

Advanced Clinic and Field Placement Prerequisites: All required first-year classes, Professional Responsibility, completed clinic from a previous term, clinic director approval

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the obligation to adhere to the values of the legal profession
    1. providing of competent representation,
    2. striving to promote justice, fairness, and morality,
    3. striving to improve the profession, and
    4. engaging in professional self−development
  1. Demonstrate effective process management skills
    1. time management, project management, and organization of work product, including one's own work, the work of staff, and the work of colleagues).
  2. Demonstrate client relationship, management, and stewardship proficiency.

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

This course examines doctrine and policy in prosecuting and defending federal crimes. Topics covered may include white-collar crimes, racketeering, cybercrime, and offenses involving narcotics, firearms, terrorism, immigration, and human trafficking.

Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

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).

Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  3. Use technology to meet ethical duties of the legal profession (e.g., to address duties of confidentiality for all communications, to fulfill filing and other judicial obligations, and to keep abreast of technologies that affect accuracy of information provided to clients).
  4. Demonstrate self−directed learning practices for life−long learning.
  5. Demonstrate creativity and innovation when providing legal services.

Advanced Legal Research Techniques (2 Credits) LAW 0678 (O)

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).

Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  3. Use technology to meet ethical duties of the legal profession (e.g., to address duties of confidentiality for all communications, to fulfill filing and other judicial obligations, and to keep abreast of technologies that affect accuracy of information provided to clients).
  4. Demonstrate self−directed learning practices for life−long learning.
  5. Demonstrate creativity and innovation when providing legal services.

Advanced Trial Advocacy (3 Credits) LAW 0893 (E)

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

Prerequisite(s): Evidence and Trial Advocacy

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  2. Demonstrate ethical and practical judgment and active listening skills in communications (e.g., with clients, attorneys, and related parties).
  3. Anticipate, recognize and resolve obligations ethically.
  4. Demonstrate the following trial litigation skills: witness examination, strategic use of evidence, developing and delivery opening statements and closing arguments.

Agency (2 Credits) LAW 0920

This course involves consideration of how 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the material assigned for this course.

American Legal History Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0794 (W*)

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 before enrolling in the course.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate factual investigation, interviewing, and questioning skills.
  2. Demonstrate public communications skills.
  3. Demonstrate effective process management skills (e.g., time management, project management, and organization of work product, including one¿s own work, the work of staff, and the work of colleagues).

American Legal History Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0966 (W*)

This seminar is the online version of LAW 0794. It 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 before enrolling in the course.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate factual investigation, interviewing, and questioning skills.
  2. Demonstrate public communications skills.
  3. Demonstrate effective process management skills (e.g., time management, project management, and organization of work product, including one¿s own work, the work of staff, and the work of colleagues).

American Legal History Seminar (3 Credits) LAW 4692 (W*)

This seminar is the online version of LAW 0794.  This online version (LAW 4692) is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. It 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 before enrolling in the course.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate factual investigation, interviewing, and questioning skills.
  2. Demonstrate public communications skills.
  3. Demonstrate effective process management skills (e.g., time management, project management, and organization of work product, including one¿s own work, the work of staff, and the work of colleagues).

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.

Prerequisites: LAW-0625 Constitutional Law I AND LAW-0670 Criminal Law

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Anticipate, recognize and resolve obligations ethically.

Animal Law Legislation Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0795 (W*)

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  2. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  3. Anticipate, recognize and resolve obligations ethically.

Antitrust Law (3 Credits) LAW 1019

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

Appellate Advocacy for Moot Court (2 Credits) LAW 0531 (E)

This workshop is designed to improve the writing and oral advocacy skills of students who have been invited to compete in Moot Court travel competitions. The course examines the process of appellate brief writing and oral advocacy using the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and United States Supreme Court Rules. Students will prepare an appellate brief in a mock case in front of the United States Supreme Court and will present an oral argument.

Moot Court membership is required.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  4. Demonstrate public communications skills.
  5. Demonstrate effective organization and management of legal work.

Appellate Practice Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0874 (E) (W*)

This workshop examines the process of appellate advocacy and appellate decision-making. Using simulation exercises, students explore whether the record of 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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations and statutes).
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
  4. Demonstrate effective client counseling when providing legal services.
  5. Demonstrate the following appellate litigation skills: understanding the appellate process, effective brief writing, effective oral argument.

Appellate Practice Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0876

This course is an online version of the Appellate Practice Workshop (LAW 0874). This online version (LAW 0874) is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. This workshop examines the process of appellate advocacy and appellate decision-making. Using simulation exercises, students explore whether the record of 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 Prerequisites(s) or Corequisites(s): Evidence.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations and statutes).
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
  4. Demonstrate effective client counseling when providing legal services.
  5. Demonstrate the following appellate litigation skills: understanding the appellate process, effective brief writing, effective oral argument.

Art Law Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0643 (W*)

This seminar explores the impact of traditional legal concepts as they relate to the particular needs of the artist. Topics discussed include intellectual property rights, copyright trademarks, moral rights, the first amendment, artistic freedom and censorship, and the destruction, smuggling, and theft of artwork.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  5. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

Baseball and the Law (2 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

The Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic (5-7 Credits) LAW 0086 (E)

The Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic will educate and train to provide transactional representation for entrepreneurs, innovators, and startup businesses. Students will offer early-stage transactional legal advice and representation to entry-level entrepreneurs, innovators, and start-up businesses. The clinic will simultaneously educate students while providing direct clinical or field placement representation on matters such as entity selection and formation, contract drafting, intellectual property protection, financing, and regulatory and compliance matters (including employment, licensing, and other state and local matters). Students will also develop the skills and knowledge to facilitate workshops, outreach, and community training to educate and encourage entrepreneurship and creative business development, playing an especially important role in underserved and economically disadvantaged communities.

Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic Prerequisites or Corequisites Business Entities or Corporations and Professional Responsibility. 

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations and statutes).
  2. Understand the obligation to adhere to the values of the legal profession (e.g., (1) providing of competent representation, (2) striving to promote justice, fairness, and morality, (3) striving to improve the profession, and (4) engaging in professional self-development).
  3. Demonstrate effective client counseling when providing legal services.
  4. Demonstrate transactional planning and drafting skills (e.g., effective use of written communications to clients or third parties, completion of closing documents, and creation of contracts or other documents that effectively translate deal terms or intent).
  5. Demonstrate the skills, strategies and procedures used in transactional practice (e.g., due diligence, risk management, client counseling and problem solving through drafting).

Bioethics Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0897 (W*)

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.

Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  3. Anticipate, recognize and resolve obligations ethically.

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law ONLINE (3 Credits) LAW 0005

Blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies are nascent technologies that are one of the major topics in computer and digital law today. Both technologies carry significant legal and social ramifications as they relate to society and the public’s relationship with money, public and private record-keeping standards, money transmission laws, currency laws, securities laws, commodities laws, and machine testimony. This online course covers the legal, economic, historical, and social forces converging on regulatory efforts concerning blockchain, distributed ledgers, cryptocurrencies, and digital currencies.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to blockchain and cryptocurrencies. (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations, statutes and legislative histories)
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally, or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate self−directed learning practices for lifelong learning.
  5. Demonstrate cultural competency and cultural empathy by exploring societal and cultural relationships with money and record keeping and how blockchain ledgers are shaping and challenging existing normative values.

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. Not open to students who have taken Corporations (LAW 0401).

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

Business Planning Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0807 (E) (W*)

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: Business Entities or Corporations LAW 0516

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate transactional planning and drafting skills (e.g., effective use of written communications to clients or third parties, completion of closing documents, and creation of contracts or other documents that effectively translate deal terms or intent).

Caribbean Law Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 4674 (W*)

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.

Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  3. Demonstrate cultural competency and cultural empathy.

Caribbean Law Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 4670 (W*) (O)

This course is an online Caribbean Law Seminar (Law 4674). This online version (Law 4670) examines the history and structure of Caribbean Legal Systems, their 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.

Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Charitable Organizations Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1051 (E)

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Understand the obligation to adhere to the values of the legal profession (e.g., (1) providing of competent representation, (2) striving to promote justice, fairness, and morality, (3) striving to improve the profession, and (4) engaging in professional self−development).
  4. Demonstrate transactional planning and drafting skills (e.g., effective use of written communications to clients or third parties, completion of closing documents, and creation of contracts or other documents that effectively translate deal terms or intent).
  5. Demonstrate the skills, strategies and procedures used in transactional practice (e.g., due diligence, risk management, client counseling and problem solving through drafting).

Children and Families Clinic (6-12 Credits) LAW 0929 (E)

The Children and Families 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. The Children and Families Law Clinic focuses on the legal needs of economically disadvantaged individuals. Family law constitutes one of the primary components of civil practice, particularly for practitioners in small firms. Key areas include custody and divorce, paternity, dependency, representation of teenagers, and economic issues. The Clinic formats are at the in-house clinic, at a legal aid or governmental agency that provides legal assistance to children and families, or as externs at private law firms. The Clinic simultaneously educates students on the procedural, practical, and ethical elements that arise as a result of these legal issues in live client matters.

Children & Families Clinic Prerequisites All required first-year classes

Children & Families Clinic Prerequisites or Corequisites Professional Responsibility, & Family Law

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  2. Demonstrate ethical and practical judgment and active listening skills in communications (e.g., with clients, attorneys, and related parties).
  3. Use technology to meet ethical duties of the legal profession (e.g., to address duties of confidentiality for all communications, to fulfill filing and other judicial obligations, and to keep abreast of technologies that affect accuracy of information provided to clients).
  4. Demonstrate effective client counseling when providing legal services.
  5. Demonstrate the following pre−trial litigation skills: drafting of pleadings, discovery, motion practice.

Civil Field Placement Clinic (6-12 Credits) LAW 0826 (E)

This field placement provides students with the opportunity to explore career interests and work closely with and be mentored by experienced practicing lawyers. Students receive intensive classroom training on skills and substance designed to provide specialized instruction on different areas of law as well as litigation and transactional skills. Students then perform on-site legal work 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. It helps students understand the role of the civil lawyer in the context of their upcoming placement. 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.

Field Placement Prerequisites:

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Demonstrate self−directed learning practices for life−long learning.
  3. Demonstrate effective organization and management of legal work.

Civil Pre-Trial Practice (3 Credits) LAW 0517 (E)

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.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): Evidence

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  2. Understand the obligation to adhere to the values of the legal profession (e.g., (1) providing of competent representation, (2) striving to promote justice, fairness, and morality, (3) striving to improve the profession, and (4) engaging in professional self−development).
  3. Demonstrate ethical and practical judgment and active listening skills in communications (e.g., with clients, attorneys, and related parties).
  4. Demonstrate commitment and engagement when providing legal services.
  5. Demonstrate the following pre−trial litigation skills: drafting of pleadings, discovery, motion practice.

Civil Procedure (4 Credits) LAW 0652 (R)

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.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations and statutes.
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

Civil Rights Litigation Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0615 (W*)

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.

Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

Comparative Corporate Governance Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 1060 (W*)

This seminar examines and compares the structure, objectives, and mechanisms 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

 

Comparative Law Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0668 (W*)

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.

Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate transactional planning and drafting skills (e.g., effective use of written communications to clients or third parties, completion of closing documents, and creation of contracts or other documents that effectively translate deal terms or intent).
  4. Demonstrate the skills, strategies and procedures used in transactional practice (e.g., due diligence, risk management, client counseling and problem solving through drafting.

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.

Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations and statues).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.

Constitutional Law I (4 Credits) LAW 0625 (R)

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.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this 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.

Prerequisite: Constitutional Law I

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this 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 defects.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
  4. Demonstrate effective client counseling when providing legal services.

Consumer Bankruptcy Field Placement (3 Credits) LAW 1851 (E)

Students enrolled in the Consumer Bankruptcy Field Placement 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. 

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

Additional Prerequisite(s): Bankruptcy Law and Professional Responsibility

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate commitment and engagement when providing legal services.
  4. Demonstrate effective organization and management of legal work.

Consumer Protection Field Placement (3 Credits) LAW 0925 (E)

Students develop lawyering skills needed for the investigation and resolution of consumer disputes. Students will examine 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 are placed at the Broward County Consumer Affairs Office under the supervision of the Clinic Director and the Broward County Consumer Affairs attorney.

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both,   the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.

Contracts (4 Credits) LAW 0612 (R)

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.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this 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.

Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
  5. Demonstrate self−directed learning practices for life−long learning. 

Corporate Tax (3 Credits) LAW 0769

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

Prerequisite(s): Business Entities and Income Tax

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

Corporations (3 Credits) LAW 0401

This course will introduce students to the law of business corporations, focusing on both publicly-held and closely-held corporations, including their formation, management, capital ownership structure, and state and federal regulation. The course explores the respective roles, responsibilities, fiduciary duties, and potential liability of officers, directors, and shareholders. To understand cases relating to liability for breach of fiduciary duty, students will be exposed to issues surrounding transactions in corporate control and procedural aspects of derivative suite litigation. The course also considers policy questions such as federal-state jurisdiction, the nature of the corporate governance system, the role of the corporation in modern society and its impact on outside constituencies and stakeholders, and the role of the lawyer in corporate matters. Not open to students who have taken Business Entities LAW 0516.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning &analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
  5. Demonstrate public communications skills.

Criminal Justice Field Placement 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.

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

Recommended: Criminal Pre-Trial Practice

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations and statutes).
  2. Understand the obligation to adhere to the values of the legal profession (e.g., (1) providing of competent representation, (2) striving to promote justice, fairness, and morality, (3) striving to improve the profession, and (4) engaging in professional self−development).
  3. Demonstrate the following trial litigation skills: witness examination, strategic use of evidence, developing and delivery opening statements and closing arguments.
  4. Demonstrate effective organization and management of legal work.

Criminal Justice Field Placement (9 Credits) LAW 0853 (E)

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.

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

Recommended: Criminal Pre-Trial Practice

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations and statutes).
  2. Understand the obligation to adhere to the values of the legal profession (e.g., (1) providing of competent representation, (2) striving to promote justice, fairness, and morality, (3) striving to improve the profession, and (4) engaging in professional self−development).
  3. Demonstrate the following trial litigation skills: witness examination, strategic use of evidence, developing and delivery opening statements and closing arguments.
  4. Demonstrate effective organization and management of legal work.

Criminal Law (4 Credits) LAW 0670 (R)

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

This is a required course.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

Criminal Procedure II Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0634 (E)

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.

Prerequisite(s): Criminal Procedure

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate public communications skills.
  5. Demonstrate the following pre−trial litigation skills: drafting of pleadings, discovery, motion practice.

Current Constitutional Issues Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0796 (W*)

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.

Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I

Additional Prerequisite(s) or Co-requisite(s): Constitutional Law II

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
  2. Demonstrate self−directed learning practices for life−long learning.
  3. Demonstrate cultural competency and cultural empathy.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to see the world through the eyes of others.

Death Penalty Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0018 (E)

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 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Understand the obligation to adhere to the values of the legal profession (e.g., (1) providing of competent representation, (2) striving to promote justice, fairness, and morality, (3) striving to improve the profession, and (4) engaging in professional self−development).
  5. Demonstrate cultural competency and cultural empathy.

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 a 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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

Dependency Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 2001 (E)

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate cultural competency and cultural empathy.
  5. Demonstrate the following pre−trial litigation skills: drafting of pleadings, discovery, motion practice.

DIAL Clinic (5-12 Credits) LAW 0030 (E)

Disability Inclusion And Advocacy Law (DIAL) 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, housing, guardian advocacy, and guardianship counseling. Students will provide legal counseling and representation to assist clients in gaining and/or maintaining public benefits.

DIAL Clinic Prerequisites: All required first-year classes 

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently. Understand the obligation to adhere to the values of the legal profession: providing of competent representation, striving to promote justice, fairness, and morality, striving to improve the profession, and engaging in professional self-development.
  4. Demonstrate effective process management skills (e.g. time management, project management, and organization of work product, including one¿s own work, the work of staff, and the work of colleagues).
  5. Demonstrate client relationship, management, and stewardship proficiency. 

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

Disability Law (3 Credits) LAW 0096 (O)

This course is an online version of Disability Law (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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

Dispute Resolution Clinic (8 Credits) LAW 0844 (E)

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.

Dispute Resolution Clinic Prerequisites: All required first-year classes and Professional Responsibility

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate ethical and practical judgment and active listening skills in communications (e.g., With clients, attorneys, and related parties).
  4. Demonstrate the skills, strategies and procedures used in mediation.
  5. Anticipate, recognize and resolve obligations ethically.

Drafting and Negotiating Intellectual Property Licenses (3 Credits) LAW 0600 (E)

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. Providing practical experience with intellectual property documents, this workshop will cover important IP terminology and focus on clear, effective writing, negotiating, and counseling skills while considering client and counter-party interests. Considering licensing related to copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and rights of publicity, this course will cover licensing as a stand-alone transaction as well as in the merger and acquisition setting. Through drafting and simulation exercises, the students will develop these skills and identify strategies for effective negotiation of intellectual property rights.

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
  5. Demonstrate transactional planning and drafting skills (e.g., effective use of written communications to clients or third parties, completion of closing documents, and creation of contracts or other documents that effectively translate deal terms or intent).

Drafting and Negotiating Intellectual Property Licenses (3 Credits) LAW 3001 (E) (O)

This course is an online version of Drafting and Negotiating Intellectual Property Licenses (Law 0600). This online version is subject to the limitations applied to J.D. distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. 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. Providing practical experience with intellectual property documents, this workshop will cover important IP terminology and focus on clear, effective writing, negotiating, and counseling skills while considering client and counter-party interests. Considering licensing related to copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and rights of publicity, this course will cover licensing as a stand-alone transaction as well as in the merger and acquisition setting. Through drafting and simulation exercises, the students will develop these skills and identify strategies for effective negotiation of intellectual property rights.

Prerequisite(s): Any one of the following: Copyright, Intellectual Property Law, Patent Law or Trademark Law and Unfair Competition or substantial practice experience (LL.M. only).

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
  5. Demonstrate transactional planning and drafting skills (e.g., effective use of written communications to clients or third parties, completion of closing documents, and creation of contracts or other documents that effectively translate deal terms or intent).

Elder Law Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0737 (W*)

This seminar involves the 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.

Electronic Discovery, Digital Evidence and Information Governance Workshop (3 Credits) LAW 0200 (E)

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, 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. Covering topics such as document preservation, collection, search, review, production, and spoliation in the digital context, this course also will offer an overview of available document search and review technologies. The workshop content will include decisional authority scrutiny, document drafting, and analysis, mock counsel meet and confer sessions, and discovery abuse hearings.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Understand the obligation to adhere to the values of the legal profession (e.g., (1) providing of competent representation, (2) striving to promote justice, fairness, and morality, (3) striving to improve the profession, and (4) engaging in professional self−development).
  4. Use technology to meet ethical duties of the legal profession (e.g., to address duties of confidentiality for all communications, to fulfill filing and other judicial obligations, and to keep abreast of technologies that affect accuracy of information provided to clients).
  5. Demonstrate the following pre−trial litigation skills: drafting of pleadings, discovery, motion practice.

Elements of Legal Analysis I (1 Credit) LAW 1007

The second-year Academic Success and Professionalism online course is open to all second-year students and mandatory for the following students: (1) any student who matriculated into the College of Law before Fall 2020 and whose GPA was below 3.1 in either of the student's first two semesters of law school; and (2) any student who matriculated into the College of Law in Fall 2020 or later whose first-year cumulative GPA was below 2.75. Transfer students may be required to take ELA I or II upon transfer to NSU Law at the discretion of the academic dean, but foreign lawyers on the accelerated graduation track are exempt from these courses.

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 skills needed to complete law school and become licensed to practice law.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
  4. Demonstrate self−directed learning practices for life−long learning.

Elements of Legal Analysis II (1 Credit) LAW 1008

The second-year Academic Success and Professionalism course is open to all second-year students and mandatory for the following students: (1) any student who matriculated into the College of Law before Fall 2020 whose first-year cumulative GPA was below 3.1 and who, after completing the first semester of the second year of law school, does not have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above, and (2) any student who matriculated into the College of Law in Fall 2020 or later whose first -year cumulative GPA was below 2.75 and who, after completing the first semester of the second year of law school, does not have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above. Transfer students may be required to take ELA I or II upon transfer to NSU Law at the discretion of the academic dean, but foreign lawyers on the accelerated graduation track are exempt from these courses.

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 complete law school and become licensed to practice law.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
  4. Demonstrate self−directed learning practices for life−long learning.

Employment Discrimination (3 Credits) LAW 0533

This course is an online version of Employment Discrimination (LAW 0633). This course surveys federal law prohibiting discrimination in employment based on 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 Discrimination (3 Credits) LAW 0633

This course surveys federal law prohibiting discrimination in employment based on 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

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.

Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and II

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

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 the 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

Entertainment Law (3 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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate the skills, strategies and procedures used in transactional practice (e.g., due diligence, risk management, client counseling and problem solving through drafting).
  5. Demonstrate the ability to see the world through the eyes of others.

Entertainment Law (3 Credits) LAW 0004 (O)

This course is an online version of Entertainment Law (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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate the skills, strategies and procedures used in transactional practice (e.g., due diligence, risk management, client counseling and problem solving through drafting).
  5. Demonstrate the ability to see the world through the eyes of others.

Environmental Enforcement Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0780 (W*)

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

Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
  5. Demonstrate public communications skills.

Environmental Law (2 Credits) LAW 0771

This course emphasizes federal and the state of Florida legislation aimed at controlling pollution and protecting the human environment. Topics include: permitting and other regulation of air and water pollution; consumptive water use; wetland impacts and sovereign lands approvals, coastal construction, endangered species, hazardous waste contamination, and other practices. The course also considers selected common law doctrines, judicial review of agency decision-making, and practical issues arising in environmental disputes.

Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

Estate Planning Workshop (3 Credits) LAW 0725 (E) (W*)

This workshop involves a practice-oriented study of estate planning, including estate, gift, and income tax aspects, with concentrations on 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 a full-time faculty member.

Prerequisite(s): Wills and Trusts.

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Anticipate, recognize and resolve obligations ethically.
  4. Demonstrate transactional planning and drafting skills (e.g., effective use of written communications to clients or third parties, completion of closing documents, and creation of contracts or other documents that effectively translate deal terms or intent).
  5. Demonstrate the skills, strategies and procedures used in transactional practice (e.g., due diligence, risk management, client counseling and problem solving through drafting).

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

Family Law (3 Credits) LAW 0635 (M)

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 requirements.

Prerequisite(s): LAW-0625 Constitutional Law I

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  4. Anticipate, recognize and resolve obligations ethically.
  5. Demonstrate the following pre−trial litigation skills: drafting of pleadings, discovery, motion practice.

Florida Bar Exam Lab (2 Credits) LAW 1833 (R)

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 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.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
  4. Demonstrate self−directed learning practices for life−long learning.
  5. Use stress management techniques.

Florida Bar Exam Lab (2 Credits) LAW 1834 (R) (O)

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 outlined 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 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.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
  4. Demonstrate self−directed learning practices for life−long learning.
  5. Use stress management techniques. 

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, 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.

Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

Florida Land Development Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1016 (E) (W*)

In this workshop, students will prepare and present to a simulated client a legal and policy analysis concerning 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
  5. Demonstrate transactional planning and drafting skills (e.g., effective use of written communications to clients or third parties, completion of closing documents, and creation of contracts or other documents that effectively translate deal terms or intent).

Florida Rules of Judicial Administration (1 Credit) LAW 0541

Florida’s Rules of Judicial Administration (RJA) govern every area of practice – including civil law, criminal law, family law, probate/guardianship law, juvenile law, and appellate law.

This rule set covers topics such as:

  1. the appearance and termination of an attorney in a case,
  2. the representations that an attorney makes by affixing his or her signature to a document,
  3. the determination of confidential and sensitive information and the requirement of an attorney to omit or redact such information,
  4. how to e-file and e-serve documents,
  5. the requirements for a document to be filed with the court,
  6. accommodations for the disabled and
  7. the process to disqualify a judicial officer.

The course will discuss the rules and analyze case law interpreting the rules especially when there is conflict amongst the appellate courts. Students will draft notices and motions, review documents to identify confidential information, utilize the redaction process, and log in to the E-Portal system to both e-file and e-serve documents.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Use technology to meet ethical duties of the legal profession (e.g., to address duties of confidentiality for all communications, to fulfill filing and other judicial obligations, and to keep abreast of technologies that affect accuracy of information provided to clients).
  5. Demonstrate the following pre−trial litigation skills: drafting of pleadings, discovery, motion practice.

Franchising Law Workshop (3 Credits) LAW 0529 (E)

This workshop will cover the legal and practical business basics of franchising, including analysis of franchise agreements and structuring the franchise relationship; the process of offering franchises for sale, including disclosure requirements; statutes specifically addressing the franchise relationship; the effect of antitrust, employment, trademark and other intellectual property law on franchising; contract and other common law concepts that affect the franchise relationship; international franchising; franchise-related litigation; and current issues in developing franchise law. The workshop will emphasize class participation, including mock negotiations.

Additional Prerequisites or Co-requisite: Business Entities or Corporations

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

Gambling Law (2 Credits) LAW 0525

This course examines the history, current status, and 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

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

Prerequisites: LAW-0997 Health Care Org, Reg, &Access

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

Health Care Organizations, Regulations, and Access (3 Credits) LAW 0990 (O)

This course is an online version of Health Care Organizations, Regulations, and Access (Law 0997). This online version (Law 0990) is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. 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, health 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in Use stress management techniques.

Health Law Workshop (3 Credits) LAW 1044

This workshop provides hands-on research, analysis, drafting, and situational experience commonly encountered in modern healthcare transactions and arrangements, along with an examination of our healthcare 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate transactional planning and drafting skills (e.g., effective use of written communications to clients or third parties, completion of closing documents, and creation of contracts or other documents that effectively translate deal terms or intent).
  5. Demonstrate the skills, strategies and procedures used in transactional practice (e.g., due diligence, risk management, client counseling and problem solving through drafting).

Health Law Workshop (3 Credits) LAW 1144 (O)

This course is an online version of Health Law Workshop (Law 1044). The online version (Law 1144) is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. This workshop provides hands-on research, analysis, drafting, and situational experience commonly encountered in modern healthcare transactions and arrangements, along with an examination of our healthcare 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate transactional planning and drafting skills (e.g., effective use of written communications to clients or third parties, completion of closing documents, and creation of contracts or other documents that effectively translate deal terms or intent).
  5. Demonstrate the skills, strategies and procedures used in transactional practice (e.g., due diligence, risk management, client counseling and problem solving through drafting).

Health Policy and Bioethics (3 Credits) LAW 4677

This course surveys the health law policy considerations, bioethics issues, and mechanisms for assuring the quality of health care that challenge health care professionals, providers, and consumers in a rapidly changing field. The primary policy issue considered is the effect on much of the healthcare industry of American healthcare coverage being primarily employer-sponsored. Those affected are states attempting to regulate in a federally-governed field; consumers shopping for health care coverage; health care professionals, organizations, and insurers; and patients who have suffered damages due to care or coverage decisions. Bioethics topics may include death and dying, modern reproductive issues, human genetics, and justice in health care access and coverage.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

Health Policy and Bioethics (3 Credits) LAW 4664 (O)

This course is an online version of Health Policy and Bioethics (Law 4677). The online version (Law 4664) is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. This course surveys the health law policy considerations, bioethics issues, and mechanisms for assuring the quality of healthcare that challenge healthcare professionals, providers, and consumers in a rapidly changing field. The primary policy issue considered is the effect on much of the healthcare industry of American healthcare coverage being primarily employer-sponsored. Those affected are states attempting to regulate in a federally-governed field; consumers shopping for healthcare coverage; healthcare professionals, organizations, and insurers; and patients who have suffered damages due to care or coverage decisions. Bioethics topics may include death and dying, modern reproductive issues, human genetics, and justice in health care access and coverage.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a clear and thorough understanding of the basic principles and concepts of health law pertaining to health policy, bioethics, and quality of care.
  2. Possess a detailed and substantially accurate understanding of the areas of substantive health law studied.
  3. Accurately identify and clearly explain legal issues in complex problems, correctly apply relevant legal rules, and provide suggested resolutions or situations as supported by appropriate authority.

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

Income Tax (3 Credits) LAW 1840 (O)

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

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, and 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  5. Demonstrate the skills, strategies and procedures used in transactional practice (e.g., due diligence, risk management, client counseling and problem solving through drafting).

Insurance (3 Credits) LAW 0830

This course examines principles of insurance law and provides 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

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 doctrines can be used separately or in combination to develop problem-solving approaches, solve client problems, and appreciate how these different regimes create economic, ethical and sociological structures.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
  5. Demonstrate effective organization and management of legal work.

Intellectual Property Law (3 Credits) LAW 0003 (O)

This course is an online version of Intellectual Property Law (Law 0510). The online version (LAW 0003) is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. This 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 doctrines can be used separately or in combination to develop problem-solving approaches, solve client problems, and appreciate how these different regimes create economic, ethical and sociological structures.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
  5. Demonstrate effective organization and management of legal work.

Intellectual Property, Technology and Cybersecurity Law Seminar (3 Credits) LAW 0009

This seminar explores legal and ethical issues faced by individuals, enterprises, and regulators addressing legal rights and responsibilities in the global online environment. Cyberspace has become the home of global trade, consumer spending, intellectual property development, new financial technologies, entertainment, news, and politics. The dominance has triggered concerns regarding global free speech and censorship, civil liberties and privacy, antitrust activities, gambling, electronic surveillance, and criminal conduct such as hacking and cybercrime. Students will explore these topics to develop research projects focusing on each student’s particular interest.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a proficiency in substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., statutes, regulations, case law, legal concepts, and legal principles).
  2. Apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally and/or in writing the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Identify legal issues and research them thoroughly and efficiently.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to see the world through the eyes of others.

International Business Transactions (3 Credits) LAW 0837 (O)

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

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 implications.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate cultural competency and cultural empathy.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to see the world through the eyes of others.

International Law (3 Credits) LAW 0840

This course introduces the international legal system and how 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate cultural competency and cultural empathy.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to see the world through the eyes of others.

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 on 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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation when providing legal services.
  2. Demonstrate cultural competency and cultural empathy.
  3. Demonstrate client relationship, management, and stewardship proficiency.

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 domestic law with the emerging law of human rights.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  5. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

International Regulation of Trade On-Line (2 Credits) LAW 0007 (O)

This course (LAW 0007) is the online version of (Law 0514) and is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses outlined in the Code of Academic Regulations. The 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

International Sales & Arbitration (3 Credits) LAW 0833

This course focuses on several selected issues particularly relevant in international sales contracts such as contract 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

Interviewing and Counseling (2 Credits) LAW 1062 (E)

This workshop examines and develops the skills involved in investigating facts and interviewing and counseling clients. Instructional techniques include readings, discussions, and extensive participation in role-plays and simulations. Students also investigate doctrinal and procedural issues 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).

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate ethical and practical judgment and active listening skills in communications (e.g., with clients, attorneys, and related parties).
  2. Demonstrate effective client counseling when providing legal services.
  3. Demonstrate factual investigation, interviewing, and questioning skills.

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

This workshop examines and develops skills involved in investigating facts, interviewing and counseling clients, settling disputes, and negotiating transactions. Instructional techniques include readings, discussions, and extensive participation in role-plays and simulations. Students also investigate doctrinal, procedural, and evidentiary issues 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) or Interviewing and Counseling (LAW 1062).

Prerequisite(s): Evidence

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate ethical and practical judgment and active listening skills in communications (e.g., with clients, attorneys, and related parties).
  2. Demonstrate effective client counseling when providing legal services.
  3. Demonstrate effective negotiation strategies and styles appropriate for client representation.
  4. Demonstrate factual investigation, interviewing, and questioning skills.

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. This is a required course for any student who wants to participate in any of the dual degree programs offered, including those at Charles University, Roma Tre University, and the University of Barcelona.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course
  3. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
  4. Demonstrate cultural competency and cultural empathy.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to see the world through the eyes of others.

Judicial Field Placement (3 Credits) LAW 0799 (E)

This field placement contains 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. Through coursework, students will learn 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.

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  2. Demonstrate ethical and practical judgment and active listening skills in communications (e.g., with clients, attorneys, and related parties).
  3. Demonstrate public communications skills.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to see the world through the eyes of others.

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).

Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  5. Demonstrate cultural competency and cultural empathy.

Juvenile Law (3 Credits) LAW 0016 (O)

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).

Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  5. Demonstrate cultural competency and cultural empathy.

Landlord Tenant Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1070 (E)

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate effective negotiation strategies and styles appropriate for client representation.
  5. Demonstrate transactional planning and drafting skills (e.g., effective use of written communications to clients or third parties, completion of closing documents, and creation of contracts or other documents that effectively translate deal terms or intent).

Law of E-Health Care (3 Credits) LAW 0538

This course introduces tomorrow’s practitioners to the legal issues emerging from the growing use of electronic and digital technologies, telecommunications, computerization and informatics in the provision of health care services by physicians and licensed providers (“Telehealth”) and related health care services and business activities (“E-Health Care”). From the different but related perspectives of providers, payors and patients, this course will assess the promise, perils, and challenges of these developments on traditional healthcare services and healthcare’s future. Among other things, the course will consider the unique impacts of Telehealth and E-Health Care on professional licensure and cross-border practice or activities; on professional relationships and liabilities; as well as on compliance; privacy and confidentiality; competition and antitrust, and intellectual property rights in connection with innovations in artificial intelligence, technology, science, and medicine. The course will also consider the relevant federal and state laws, regulations, case law, and applicable public policy goals of improved healthcare access, availability, quality, affordability, and cost containment.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

Law of International Football (2 Credits) LAW 0402

This course examines the law governing international, professional football (soccer). Topics include: the history and rules of the game; the structure of governing bodies, FIFA rules and Regulations, FIFA Financial Fair Play, transfer rules and windows, promotion and regulation, international competitions and revenue sharing and prize money, expansion, team ownership, broadcast and intellectual property rights, club vs franchise models, player contracts, loan fees, transfer fees, salaries, endorsement deals, and gambling.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations, and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  5. Identify legal issues related to international, professional football and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.

Law and Literature Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0718 (W*)

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 techniques in legal documents. Readings come predominantly from poetry, short stories, and drama.

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
  2. Understand the obligation to adhere to the values of the legal profession (e.g., (1) providing of competent representation, (2) striving to promote justice, fairness, and morality, (3) striving to improve the profession, and (4) engaging in professional self−development).
  3. Demonstrate cultural competency and cultural empathy.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to see the world through the eyes of others.

Law and Medicine Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0895 (W*)

This seminar examines the interrelationship between the professions of law and medicine in a variety of contexts. The precise issues the professor will address will change depending on which professor is teaching the course. Students may choose, as their paper topics, any issue involving both law and medicine.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  3. Anticipate, recognize and resolve obligations ethically.

Law and Medicine Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0855 (W*) (O)

This course is an online version of (Law 0895). This online version Law and Medicine Seminar (LAW 0855) is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. This seminar examines the interrelationship between the professions of law and medicine in a variety of contexts. The precise issues the professor will address will change depending on which professor is teaching the course. Students may choose, as their paper topics, any issue involving both law and medicine.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  3. Anticipate, recognize and resolve obligations ethically.

Law Office Management Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0651 (E)

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.

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the obligation to adhere to the values of the legal profession (e.g., (1) providing of competent representation, (2) striving to promote justice, fairness, and morality, (3) striving to improve the profession, and (4) engaging in professional self−development).
  2. Use technology to meet ethical duties of the legal profession (e.g., to address duties of confidentiality for all communications, to fulfill filing and other judicial obligations, and to keep abreast of technologies that affect accuracy of information provided to clients).
  3. Develop business development skills, (e.g., attracting clients, retaining clients, entrepreneurship, networking, mentoring, and business development skills.)
  4. Demonstrate strategic planning skills.
  5. Demonstrate effective process management skills (e.g., time management, project management, and organization of work product, including one¿s own work, the work of staff, and the work of colleagues).

Law Practice Business and Technology (3 Credits) LAW 0092 (E)

This course examines the operations of successful private practice and requires an understanding of the primary tools used to efficiently deliver legal services and meet the ethical and professional obligations to provide competent representation. Lawyers need to understand the law firm's business, operations, and relevant technology if they are to succeed in the profession. This workshop provides hands-on experience for students on several key operational aspects of the practice of law, including the business foundation of a successful law firm management; privacy and data security in a law office environment, including but not limited to 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Use technology to meet ethical duties of the legal profession (e.g., to address duties of confidentiality for all communications, to fulfill filing and other judicial obligations, and to keep abreast of technologies that affect accuracy of information provided to clients).
  2. Demonstrate effective negotiation strategies and styles appropriate for client representation.
  3. Demonstrate factual investigation, interviewing, and questioning skills.
  4. Demonstrate the following pre−trial litigation skills: drafting of pleadings, discovery, motion practice.
  5. Demonstrate effective process management skills (e.g., time management, project management, and organization of work product, including one's own work, the work of staff, and the work of colleagues).

Law Practice Business and Technology (3 Credits) LAW 0002 (E, O)

This online version (Law 0092) is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. This course examines the operations of successful private practice and requires an understanding of the primary tools used to efficiently deliver legal services and meet the ethical and professional obligations to provide competent representation. Lawyers need to understand the law firm's business, operations, and relevant technology if they are to succeed in the profession. This workshop provides hands-on experience for students on several key operational aspects of the practice of law, including the business foundation of a successful law firm management; privacy and data security in a law office environment, including but not limited to 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Use technology to meet ethical duties of the legal profession (e.g., to address duties of confidentiality for all communications, to fulfill filing and other judicial obligations, and to keep abreast of technologies that affect accuracy of information provided to clients).
  2. Demonstrate effective negotiation strategies and styles appropriate for client representation.
  3. Demonstrate factual investigation, interviewing, and questioning skills.
  4. Demonstrate the following pre−trial litigation skills: drafting of pleadings, discovery, motion practice.
  5. Demonstrate effective process management skills (e.g., time management, project management, and organization of work product, including one's own work, the work of staff, and the work of colleagues).

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

This seminar considers the 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 or Corporations

Recommended: Securities Regulation and/or Banking Law

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  5. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

Legal and Medical Interprofessionalism (3 Credits) Law 0403

The future of health care is interprofessional collaborative practice – so much so, that accrediting bodies for medical and many other health professions schools now require interprofessional education to be part of the curriculum. As reflected in numerous medical-legal partnerships based within law school clinics nationwide, lawyers have been recognized as essential parts of interprofessional teams in the quest for better health outcomes for many patients and populations. This course is designed to jointly educate law and medical students about the importance of interprofessional collaborative practice to improve patient care.

Prerequisite(s): Health Care Organizations, Regulations, and Access (LAW 0997) or Health Policy and Bioethics (LAW 4677)

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Anticipate, recognize and resolve obligations ethically.
  4. Demonstrate effective team participation (e.g., collaboration, management, and support).
  5. Demonstrate the ability to see the world through the eyes of others.

Legal Drafting Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0752 (E)

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate transactional planning and drafting skills (e.g., effective use of written communications to clients or third parties, completion of closing documents, and creation of contracts or other documents that effectively translate deal terms or intent).

Legal Research and Writing I (3 Credits) LAW 0662 (R)

This course integrates legal analysis with practical skills and professionalism. The course combines legal research, writing, and analysis instruction with exposure to essential lawyering skills including interviewing, counseling, and negotiation. This course emphasizes predictive legal analysis with state law questions. Students are required to produce multiple drafts and participate in one-on-one conferences. Through case hypotheticals, students develop problem-solving strategies, conduct legal research, and draft legal memoranda.

This is a required course.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  4. Demonstrate factual investigation, interviewing, and questioning skills.
  5. Demonstrate effective organization and management of legal work.

Legal Research and Writing II (3 Credits) LAW 0663 (R)

This course integrates legal analysis with practical skills and professionalism in a pre-trial litigation setting. As students work through a case file, they research and write pre-trial memoranda, counsel clients, and develop persuasive writing skills. The course emphasizes persuasive legal analysis rooted in a federal law question. Students may also be taught to draft professional emails, advice letters, and demand letters. Multiple drafts and participation in one-on-one conferences are required. The capstone event is a mandatory oral argument for the entire 1L class, where outside judges and lawyers bench students in a moot court scenario.

This is a required course.

Prerequisite(s): 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  4. Demonstrate public communications skills.
  5. Demonstrate effective organization and management of legal work.

Legal Skills and Professionalism I (1 Credit) LAW 0535 (R)

The Academic Success and Professionalism (ASP) Program begins in 1L with two required semesters of Legal Skills and Professionalism (LSP). In LSP I and II, students self-assess and develop the essential legal skills that make up the three pillars of the ASP Program: critical reading, logical reasoning, and professional identity. These are the skills needed to excel in law school, pass the bar exam, and succeed in the practice of law. Students learn how to prepare for class and study for exams. Students train in time management, preparedness, responsible conduct, professionalism, and self-directed learning. LSP I and II are required first-year courses for all students.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
  4. Demonstrate self−directed learning practices for life−long learning.
  5. Demonstrate effective process management skills (e.g., time management, project management and organization of work product, including one¿s own work, the work of staff, and the work of colleagues)

Legal Skills and Professionalism II (1 Credit) LAW 0536 (R)

The Academic Success and Professionalism (ASP) Program begins in 1L with two required semesters of Legal Skills and Professionalism (LSP). In LSP I and II, students self-assess and develop the essential legal skills that make up the three pillars of the ASP Program: critical reading, logical reasoning, and professional identity. These are the skills needed to excel in law school, pass the bar exam, and succeed in the practice of law. Students learn how to prepare for class and study for exams. Students train in time management, preparedness, responsible conduct, professionalism, and self-directed learning. LSP I and II are required first-year courses for all students.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
  4. Demonstrate self−directed learning practices for life−long learning.
  5. Demonstrate effective process management skills (e.g., time management, project management, and organization of work product, including one's own work, the work of staff, and the work of colleagues).

Legislation Seminar (2 Credits) LAW 0859 (W*)

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  4. Demonstrate effective team participation (e.g., collaboration, management, and support).
  5. Demonstrate public communications skills.

Maritime Law (3 Credits) LAW 0400

This course examines the law governing transportation on navigable waters. Topics discussed include: the 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

Mediation Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0522 (E)

This workshop teaches students the theory of mediation. Students develop and practice mediation skills through extensive participation in role plays and simulations, as well as opportunities to experience actual mediation cases. They also study ethical and legal issues arising from the mediation process and resulting roles and obligations.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of 28 credits.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Demonstrate ethical and practical judgment and active listening skills in communications (e.g., with clients, attorneys, and related parties).
  3. Demonstrate the skills, strategies and procedures used in mediation.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to see the world through the eyes of others.

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.

Prerequisite(s): Constitutional Law I and Criminal Law

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

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 cover 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

Moot Court Travel Team LAW 1812

Participating students receive credit for work on interscholastic competitions. Students who participate only in interscholastic competitions are limited to 4 competition credits. Students who participate in a student publication are limited to 5 publication credits. Students who participate in both types of activity are limited to a total of 5 competition and publication credits.

Prerequisite(s): Appellate Practice Workshop LAW 0874

Moot Court Travel Team & Brief LAW 1814

Participating students receive credit for work on interscholastic competitions. Students who participate only in interscholastic competitions are limited to 4 competition credits. Students who participate in a student publication are limited to 5 publication credits. Students who participate in both types of activity are limited to a total of 5 competition and publication credits.

Prerequisite(s): Appellate Practice Workshop LAW 0874

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate advanced research and writing skills; and
  2. Demonstrate advanced advocacy skills.

Multistate Bar Exam Lab (3 Credits) LAW 1831 (R)

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 live weekly sessions, students review 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.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
  4. Demonstrate self−directed learning practices for life−long learning.
  5. Use stress management techniques.

Negotiating Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0672 (E)

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).

Prerequisite(s): Evidence

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate ethical and practical judgment and active listening skills in communications (e.g., with clients, attorneys, and related parties).
  2. Demonstrate self−directed learning practices for life−long learning.
  3. Demonstrate creativity and innovation when providing legal services.
  4. Use stress management techniques.
  5. Demonstrate effective negotiation strategies and styles appropriate for client representation.

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate cultural competency and cultural empathy.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to see the world through the eyes of others.

Nova Trial Association LAW 1828

Participating students receive credit for work on interscholastic competitions. Students who participate only in interscholastic competitions are limited to 4 competition credits. Students who participate in a student publication are limited to 5 publication credits. Students who participate in both types of activity are limited to a total of 5 competition and publication credits.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: Trial Advocacy LAW 0874 or approval of the Director of Advocacy Programs.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Gain practical experience trying a legal problem in a courtroom setting from motions to closings.
  2. Appreciate how law works in action by learning through doing.
  3. Master the application of certain doctrinal and theoretical aspects of law in practice.

Ocean and Coastal Law (2 Credits) LAW 0502 (O)

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 the uses of the oceans, coastal zone, and their resources. The course examines emerging laws and policies 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, 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  3. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

Patent Prosecution (2 Credits) LAW 0819 (E)

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.

Prerequisite(s): Patent Law

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  5. Demonstrate transactional planning and drafting skills (e.g., effective use of written communications to clients or third parties, completion of closing documents, and creation of contracts or other documents that effectively translate deal terms or intent).

Patent Law (2 Credits) LAW 0815

This course examines the law governing patentable inventions' creation, use, and scope of rights. 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  5. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

Post-Conviction Relief Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1001 (E)

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate public communications skills.
  5. Demonstrate the following pre−trial litigation skills: drafting of pleadings, discovery, motion practice.

Probate Law Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0713 (E)

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.

Prerequisite(s): Wills and Trusts

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate cultural competency and cultural empathy.
  4. Demonstrate transactional planning and drafting skills (e.g., effective use of written communications to clients or third parties, completion of closing documents, and creation of contracts or other documents that effectively translate deal terms or intent).
  5. Demonstrate effective organization and management of legal work.

Products Liability (3 Credits) LAW 0820

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.          
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

Professional Responsibility (3 Credits) LAW 0649 (R)

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.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Understand the obligation to adhere to the values of the legal profession (e.g., (1) providing of competent representation, (2) striving to promote justice, fairness, and morality, (3) striving to improve the profession, and (4) engaging in professional self−development).

Property (4 Credits) LAW 0653 (R)

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.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

Public Health Law (3 Credits) LAW 4690

This course reviews the constitutional, statutory, regulatory, case law, and policy considerations about public health. The course will examine the evolution of the field of modern public health; its complex and conflicting regulatory landscape; issues relating to the patchwork of municipal, county, state, and federal health regulations; and the challenges of balancing public needs against personal liberties when regulating. It will include discussions of regulation in times of public health emergencies such as global pandemics; acts of biological, chemical, or nuclear terrorism; and natural or man-made disasters.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

Real Property Closing Workshop (3 Credits) LAW 0751 (E)

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Anticipate, recognize, and resolve obligations ethically.
  4. Demonstrate transactional planning and drafting skills (e.g., effective use of written communications to clients or third parties, completion of closing documents, and creation of contracts or other documents that effectively translate deal terms or intent).

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 or Corporations

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

Remedies (3 Credits) LAW 0755

This course considers legal, equitable, and restitution 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

SEC Enforcement Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0511 (E)

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 proceedings; 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 discussions 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.

Learning Outcomes:

Students completing this instructional offering are expected to:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

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 or Corporations. Students with an undergraduate business major or an M.B.A. may take Business Entities or Corporations as a Co-requisite.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

Securities Regulation Online (3 Credits) LAW 0851 (O)

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 or Corporations. Students with an undergraduate business major or an M.B.A. may take Business Entities or Corporations as a Co-requisite.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

Sentencing Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1076 (E)

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.

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

Sports Law (2 Credits) LAW 1017

This course examines the legal issues that can arise in professional, college, and amateur sports. Among the topics to be covered are player eligibility and compensation, International Regulatory Bodies, The NCAA, league structures, rules, and restrictions; broadcasting, marketing, and publicity; and dispute resolution.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  5. Demonstrate effective organization and management of legal work.

Statutory Interpretation & The Legislative Process (2 Credits) LAW 0300

Through the use of examples and discussion, this course will expose the student to both doctrine and argument formation in the area of statutory interpretation. Students will learn how statutes are created and written and how the separation of powers impacts upon the deference courts give Congress. Students will analyze fact patterns and actual statutes and craft oral and written arguments suitable for court fillings. The course will also illustrate how people can arrive at different interpretations of the same words, and the various theories of statutory interpretation.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify the main recognized theories of statutory interpretation.
  2. Properly identify ambiguous language and formulate logical arguments supporting the student’s theory of interpretation; Understand the most commonly used ‘canons’ of statutory interpretation.

Street Law Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 1005 (E)

The Street Law Workshop is an educational and fulfilling interactive experience for law students to appreciate and share what they have learned in law school with middle and high school students in the community while building their trial advocacy and speaking skills. In addition to weekly class sessions in which students build trial skills, students teach three hours a week at a local school in Broward County, culminating in a County-wide mock trial at the end of the semester.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the obligation to adhere to the values of the legal profession (e.g., (1) providing of competent representation, (2) striving to promote justice, fairness, and morality, (3) striving to improve the profession, and (4) engaging in professional self−development).
  2. Anticipate, recognize and resolve obligations ethically.
  3. Demonstrate public communications skills.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to see the world through the eyes of others.

Supervised Research and Writing (2 Credits) LAW 0809 (W*)

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 in the Fall of 2015.

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Show research skills beyond those taught in the first year with an array of primary and secondary sources to fully support the research.
  2. Successfully complete a minimum of 20 page paper in an area of the law chosen by them that demonstrates a rigorous writing experience under faculty supervision, the form and extent of individualized assessment of a student's written products, and the number of drafts that a student must produce.
  3. Revise the work based on the critique and feedback provided by the faculty member.

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.

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Show research skills beyond those taught in the first year; and
  2. Successfully complete a minimum 10 page paper in an area of the law chosen by them.

Torts (4 Credits) LAW 0648 (R)

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.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this 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 a business to differentiate itself from the competition and build relations with customers. To understand these tools and their contours, this course provides an in-depth treatment of trademark and unfair competition law, including the adoption, registration, and enforcement of marks.

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  5. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

Trademark Law and Unfair Competition (3 Credits) LAW 0854 (LL.M. Students only)

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

Trial Advocacy (3 Credits) LAW 0890 (E)

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.

Prerequisite(s): Evidence

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate the following trial litigation skills: witness examination, strategic use of evidence, developing and delivery opening statements and closing arguments.

Trusts (2 Credits) LAW 0956 (M)

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

Trusts Law (2 Credits) LAW 0010 (O)

This course is an online version of Trusts (LAW 0956). The online version (LAW 0010) is subject to the limitations applied to distance learning courses, which are included in the Code of Academic Regulations. This course examines the rules governing the creation and elements of express trusts, both private and charitable, the rights of beneficiaries, the 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principles, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate rally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

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

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

UCC: Sales (2 Credits) LAW 0688

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

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

UCC: Sales Online (2 Credits) LAW 0017 (O)

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 the law of sales. The course focuses primarily on Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code and explores the rights, duties, and liabilities of parties to modern sales transactions. Not open to students who have taken UCC: Sales and Secured Financing (LAW 4675).

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

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).

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

UCC: Survey (Articles 3 and 9) (3 Credits) LAW 4646

This survey course involves the study of Articles 3 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, focusing principally on foundational basics. The course covers the basics of negotiable instruments, including negotiation, transfer and endorsement, enforcement of instruments, the liability of parties, dishonor and discharge, and payment. The course covers the basics of secured transactions, including security interests, perfect and priority, and default. Not open to students who have taken UCC: Negotiable Instruments (LAW 0691 or 4691), UCC: Secured Transactions (LAW 0687) or UCC: Sales and Secured Financing (LAW 4675).

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

Veterans Law Clinic (3-12 Credits) LAW 4687

Fall or Winter clinic giving students an opportunity to serve as interns in the NSU in-house Veterans Law clinic, providing services to the veteran community. Practice areas may include housing matters, powers of attorney, advanced directives, 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 offer advice and counsel clients on a variety of topics. This clinic has a weekly seminar component.

Clinic Prerequisites: All required first-year classes 

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Understand the obligation to adhere to the values of the legal profession (e.g., (1) providing of competent representation, (2) striving to promote justice, fairness, and morality, (3) striving to improve the profession, and (4) engaging in professional self−development).
  4. Demonstrate client relationship, management, and stewardship proficiency.

Wills (2 Credits) LAW 0955 (M)

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).

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.

Will and Trusts (4 Credits) LAW 0655 (M)

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)

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.

Will Drafting Workshop (2 Credits) LAW 0524 (E)

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)

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  2. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  3. Demonstrate transactional planning and drafting skills (e.g., effective use of written communications to clients or third parties, completion of closing documents, and creation of contracts or other documents that effectively translate deal terms or intent).

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of substantive legal doctrine fundamental to this course (e.g., case law, legal concepts, legal principals, regulations and statutes).
  2. Identify legal issues and apply legal reasoning and analysis to solve problems in a logical and structured manner to issues covered in this course.
  3. Communicate orally or in writing, or both, the legal reasoning and analysis regarding issues covered in this course.
  4. Research legal issues thoroughly and efficiently.
  5. Demonstrate a proficiency in reading critically the materials assigned for this course.
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