Course Catalog

Course Catalog

NUMBER COURSE TITLE
LAW 700A
CIVIL PROCEDURE I

This yearlong course (see Civil Procedure II) is a survey of the procedures regulating the litigation of civil disputes. Civil Procedure I covers personal jurisdiction, subject matter jurisdiction, venue, and choice of law.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 700B
CIVIL PROCEDURE II

This yearlong course (see Civil Procedure I) is a survey of the procedures regulating the litigation of civil disputes. Civil Procedure II covers elements of pleading, joinder of parties and claims, discovery, functions of court and jury, verdicts, post-judgment motions, and appeal. The main focus is the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure although comparisons will be made to the California Rules of Civil Procedure when they are materially different.

Prerequisite: Civil Procedure I, Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 705A
CONTRACTS I

This yearlong course (see Contracts II) covers basic contract law, including contract formation and legal devices designed to police the bargaining process. It also covers problems of performance, excuses from performance, breach of contract, remedies, third-party beneficiary contracts, assignments, and delegation of contract rights and duties.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 705B
CONTRACTS II

This yearlong course (see Contracts I) covers basic contract law, including contract formation and legal devices designed to police the bargaining process. It also covers problems of performance, excuses from performance, breach of contract, remedies, third-party beneficiary contracts, assignments, and delegation of contract rights and duties.

Prerequisite: Contracts I, Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 706B
LAWYERING: HOT TOPICS IN BUSINESS BANKRUPTCY PRACTICE

A business has been a center of its community for decades, but now it's struggling - global competition, a defective product, a faltering economy, changes in management, have taken a toll. Thousands of jobs hang in the balance. Will the company survive? In this course, students will be introduced to the options and strategic decisions that a business entity facing financial stress may encounter. The course will have four components: first, we will explore basic concepts of business finance in an effort to recognize financial distress; second, negotiations among the students will determine whether the business can survive outside of bankruptcy; third, a simple drafting exercise; and fourth, oral argument will introduce the students to the bankruptcy court's fast-paced motions practice and help determine whether the business can survive in bankruptcy. This course is open only to first-year JD students.

Units: 2

LAW 706C
LAWYERING: PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

This course will explore the legal issues relating to private, non-governmental persons or entities seeking to enforce federal environmental laws prohibiting air pollution. Students will become familiar with constitutional and statutory requirements for federal enforcement, the core substantive strategies in the federal clean air act and various litigation skills. The course will utilize readings of cases and federal statutes and regulations as well as various exercises to develop practice skills including the drafting of legal documents, alternative dispute resolution and advocacy. This course is open only to first-year JD students.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 706D
LAWYERING: ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

This course explores the minefield of ethical dilemmas facing prosecutors and defense attorneys in practice. Initially we will study the rules governing the conduct of prosecutors and defenders in their respective roles which set an ideal standard of behavior for lawyers in criminal practice. We will then examine some of the real world pressures that affect the practice (e.g. race and cultural barriers; the competitive nature of trial work; limited resources) through the lens of a realistic fact pattern. Students will identify some of the major flaws of the criminal justice system, and will learn how those problems challenge a lawyer's twin obligations to be both effective and ethical. Working in teams of prosecutors and defenders (and switching roles at various points in the semester), students will integrate their theoretical understanding of the issues through various mock trial exercises in which they will hone their interviewing, counseling and negotiation skills. The values of the profession that this course examines are: the provision of competent representation and concepts of justice, fairness and morality. This course is open only to first-year JD students.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 706G
LAWYERING: TAX ISSUES CONFRONTING INDIVIDUALS & BUSINESSES

Tax issues touch everything! This course will show two sides of a tax law practice: litigation and transactional work. For the first half of the course, we will examine the mechanics of litigating a Tax Court case involving the deductibility of gender identification surgery as a medical expense. This portion of the class will involve issues of statutory construction, litigation procedure, negotiation of settlements, client interactions and preparation for (mock) trial. In the second half of the course, we will examine all of the issues raised in starting a new business venture, including choice of entity, debt and equity structures, ownership, and negotiating and drafting agreements. Students will work in teams representing various sides of the transaction -- investors, owners, employees, etc., and work to arrive at a business structure that meets all of the goals of the participants, including minimization of tax liabilities. This course is open only to first-year JD students.

Units: 2

LAW 706I
LAWYERING: INTERNATIONAL LAW

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 706J
LAWYERING: YOUTH LAW

This course will introduce students to youth law in California with an emphasis on the intertwined systems of dependency, delinquency and education. Topics will include the competing interests of the State, parents and juveniles whenever children and families interact with government systems and institutions, and the sources of law and procedure governing those interactions. The course is meant to present a realistic picture of how attorneys, judges, and other professionals become involved in the lives of children as well as the myriad ethical issues arising in representation of juveniles. Students will explore each of the major phases of a typical representation including initial client interviews, negotiations, oral argument, and document drafting. This course is open only to first-year JD students.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 706N
LAWYERING: SECURITIES ENFORCEMENT & GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATIONS

This course will introduce students to the federal securities laws and the Securities and Exchange Commission's enforcement program. Students will learn the laws behind many of today's headline-grabbing enforcement actions such as insider trading rings, accounting and offering frauds, and Ponzi schemes. Through a simulated fact pattern, students will learn how the SEC conducts investigations, including the tools at its disposal and the challenges it faces. Students will have the opportunity to experience the basic process of government investigation: case intake, conducting witness interviews, drafting and serving subpoenas, and coordinating with other law enforcement agencies. Students will also confront typical challenges faced in government investigations, including legal limitations, ethical considerations, and privilege issues. This course is open only to first-year JD students.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 706P
LAWYERING: PRE-TRIAL CIVIL LITIGATION & EMPLOYMENT LAW

This course is designed to acquaint students with pretrial litigation practice in a typical Employment Law dispute. The focus will be on giving students a practical and conceptual understanding of those lawyering skills fundamental to conducting the Fact Investigation phase of a civil lawsuit. After getting an overview of the doctrinal framework of Employment Law protections afforded to California employees, students will receive a case simulation that will guide them through various practical lawyering exercises, some of which will be video-recorded. Through those exercises, students will learn how to gather facts, analyze those facts, and develop legal case theories; they will learn questioning strategies and techniques useful for interviewing clients and deposing hostile witnesses; and they will be exposed to other aspects of the litigation process, such as settlement negotiation.

Units: 2

LAW 706S
LAWYERING: CHILD ABUSE & DEPENDENCY

In this course, students are introduced to the child welfare system, including the laws that govern the reporting and investigation of abuse and neglect, and state action following investigation. In particular, the focus is on dependency court - a unique forum involving multiple parties and participants where judges make decisions affecting the fundamental rights of parents and their children. Students will explore the life of a case from the moment a child becomes a "dependent" under the court's jurisdiction through case dismissal triggered by the establishment of a permanent placement or emancipation.

Units: 2

LAW 706T
LAWYERING: TRADE SECRET PROTECTION & LITIGATION

Trade secrets are an important-yet often overlooked-type of intellectual property that are important to virtually all businesses, especially in the Bay Area's high-technology and biotechnology industries. This course will introduce students to the substantive law, procedure, lawyering skills, strategies, and ethics involved in a typical trade secret misappropriation case. Students will gain experience in evaluating whether a valid trade secret exists, drafting a Complaint and Answer in a litigation proceeding, conducting pretrial discovery (including depositions), and drafting and arguing a pretrial dispositive motion in a simulated case. Throughout the course, students will be guided to develop practical and critical thinking skills in performing tasks (and creating work product) typical in a trade secret misappropriation case in state or federal court. This course is open only to first-year JD students.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 706U
LAWYERING: US SUPREME COURT LITIGATION

This course will introduce students to the skills associated with working in judicial chambers and with Supreme Court advocacy. Students will learn the laws behind a select number of today's headline-grabbing Supreme Court cases and will explore the processes by which decision-making occurs at the Court. Using actual certiorari petitions, real appellate briefs and the recordings of oral argument from the current term of the United States Supreme Court, students will practice the skills used by clerks, judges and advocates. Assignments will include writing a bench memo or one section of a judicial opinion, preparing an oral argument memorandum, conducting appellate argument as both an advocate and a justice, and attending an oral argument. This course is open only to first-year JD students.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 710
CRIMINAL LAW

This course focuses on the study of substantive criminal law. It examines the rules of conduct for major crimes against persons and property and the defenses to such crimes. The course also considers the development of and philosophical rationales for criminal law.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 710B
WHITE COLLAR CRIME IN PRACTICE

The term "white collar crime" describes a classification of non-violent, complex criminal offences. Corruption, bribery, schemes to defraud, money laundering, and obstruction of justice offenses are some of the most common white collar offenses litigated in federal courts. Students will explore the stages of the federal criminal process implicated in a white collar case. We will discuss the issues unique to the investigation, prosecution, and defense of white collar crimes. Students also will discuss the related issues of parallel proceedings, working with cooperating witnesses, corporate liability, litigation and trial tactics, plea negotiations, and sentencing.

Prerequisite: Criminal Law. Students who have taken LAW 706H Lawyering: White Collar Crime in Practice may not enroll in this course., Units: 2

LAW 715
PROPERTY

This survey of interests in land covers possession versus ownership, forms of ownership, modern landlord-tenant law, restrictions on the use of land through easements and restrictive covenants, regulation of land use, and fair housing law. The course also considers constitutional issues such as taking property without just compensation, infringements on freedom of association, and exclusion of minorities and the poor.

Units: 4 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 715C
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

The purchase of a home represents the most important financial transaction in their lives for most Americans. (It is also one of the topics most frequently covered on the bar exam.) This course goes through the steps of a real estate "deal" from beginning to end, covering the roles of brokers and attorneys, drafting of contracts, dealing with physical and title defects, closing of escrow, priorities (i.e., ranking of claims against the property), title insurance, mortgage financing, and income tax consequences. The course is a prerequisite for Real Estate Finance. This course counts toward completion of the California Bar Subject Requirement.

Prerequisite: Property (4 units), Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 720
TORTS

This introductory course considers the elements of and defenses to intentional torts, negligence and strict liability, including liability for defective products. The legal principles in each subject area and the policies underlying them are extensively analyzed and explored.

Units: 4 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 720G
PRIVACY, DEFAMATION, AND OTHER RELATIONAL TORTS

This course is an intensive examination of relational torts, including privacy, defamation, interference with economic relationships, interference with family relationships, and abuse of the litigation process. This course counts toward completion of the California Bar Subject Requirement.

Prerequisite: Torts (4-units)., Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014 , Summer 2014

LAW 725A
WRITING AND RESEARCH I

In this process-based course, students begin working with the basic legal research resources. They become familiar with legal citation, legal reading and legal analysis. They develop their ability to formulate research plans and to analyze legal issues as they research and write predictive memoranda responding to specific legal problems.

Units: 2 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 725B
WRITING AND RESEARCH II

The second semester of Writing and Research continues to focus on the predictive memo as the vehicle to further develop research and analytical skills. The memo problems are more complex, requiring more in-depth research.

Prerequisite: Writing and Research I, Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 726B
STRATEGIES OF LEGAL WRITING

This course is devised to teach the fundamentals of effective legal writing and specific techniques in exam essay writing. Students will take and review 12 essay exams covering all California subject areas over the course. During the last week of class students will take two practice exams under exam conditions. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Prerequisite: Students must have taken all Law School required courses with the exception of Practical Legal Writing., Units: 2 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 727E
ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH: ESEARCH

This course explains the structure and use of legal materials. The goal is research proficiency, especially in a virtual law library. Each student is responsible for using the various online research tools, theories, and strategies presented by the instructors to complete weekly exercises and compile a comprehensive research memorandum/guide. Hard copy and electronic resources will be compared to explore their relative strengths and weaknesses, so students can also expect to sharpen their research skills with traditional print materials. A 1-unit version of this course may be offered for students on Law Review or on the Environmental Law Journal (ELJ). This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement. This course is open only to upper division JD students.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014 , Summer 2014

LAW 728
SPECIAL PROBLEMS: CONTRACTS & TORTS

The Law School offers advanced Special Problems courses in Property, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Contracts, and Torts. Students analyze problems in the subject matter covered by the course. The focus is on written and analytical skills. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Prerequisite: Contracts I & II and Torts I & II (6 units) or Torts (4 units)., Units: 2 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 728C
SPECIAL PROBLEMS: PROPERTY

The Law School offers advanced Special Problems courses in Property, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Contracts, and Torts. Students analyze problems in the subject matter covered by the course. The focus is on written and analytical skills.

Prerequisite: Property I and II (6 units) or Property (4 units)., Units: 2

LAW 728E
SPECIAL PROBLEMS: CIVIL PROCEDURE

The Law School offers advanced Special Problems courses in Property, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Evidence, Contracts, and Torts. Students analyze problems in the subject matter covered by the course. The focus is on written and analytical skills. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Prerequisite: Civil Procedure I & II., Units: 2

LAW 728K
SPECIAL PROBLEMS: EVIDENCE

The Law School offers advanced Special Problems courses in Property, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Contracts, and Torts. Students analyze problems in the subject matter covered by the course. The focus is on written and analytical skills. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Prerequisite: Evidence, Units: 2

LAW 728P
SPECIAL PROBLEMS: CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE

The Law School offers advanced Special Problems courses in Property, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Contracts, and Torts. Students analyze problems in the subject matter covered by the course. The focus is on written and analytical skills. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Prerequisite: Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure I, Units: 2 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 732
APPELLATE ADVOCACY

This course builds on the writing skills developed in the first year of law school. Students prepare appellate briefs and present oral arguments in a moot court program.

Prerequisite: Writing and Research I and II., Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 740
SALES

Students examine Uniform Commercial Code article 2, which governs the domestic sale of goods, and survey law governing the international sale of goods. Topics include warranties, manner, time and place of performance, buyers' and sellers' remedies for breach of contract, and limitations on freedom of contract. This course counts toward completion of the California Bar Subject Requirement.

Prerequisite: Contracts I and II., Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014 , Summer 2014

LAW 743
CYBERLAW (FORMERLY INTERNET & SOFTWARE LAW)

This course covers the key issues in cyberspace law. Students explore the application of traditional legal principles to this technology and examine issues regarding regulation of access, the impact of code architecture on regulation of conduct, and jurisdictional issues (both domestic and international). This course also covers the basics of e-commerce, including digital certification/verification, UCITA, EDI, and EFI. Emphasis is placed on issues relating to privacy and indecent materials online.

Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 743B
CYBERLAW & PRIVACY

This course explores the genesis of and current state of the area of law commonly known as 'data protection' or 'privacy' law. We will compare approaches and requirements of various countries and regions (including where there are tensions between and among such laws), focus on privacy issues across various industry sectors, and explore options for national and international compliance, including with respect to surveillance by companies, in the workplace, and by government. We will also consider various uses of and protections as applied to privacy policies, email/spam, and children online. Students examine new and pending Internet and privacy-related legislation and its impact on business and technology. Recommended co-requisite: Internet and Software Law

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 743C
PRIVACY LAW & TECHNOLOGY

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 744
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

The course focuses on the multitude of legal and nonlegal issues confronting lawyers handling mergers and acquisitions of entities. Issues include corporate, securities, tax, and antitrust issues. In a part-lecture, part-workshop approach, the course analyzes the lawyer's diverse role in managing a complex business restructuring. Public and private company mergers and other restructurings are considered, as are the various M&A roles played by directors, senior officers, investment bankers, accountants, and others.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 745N
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS NEGOTIATION

Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 776A
VETERAN'S BENEFITS CLINIC

Students in this multi-disciplinary clinic will learn veterans disability law and procedure and will aid military veterans in the filing, adjudication, and appeal of their disability claims with the Veterans Administration. Students will engage in client interviews and factual investigations, draft and submit motions and briefs, and advocate for their client both in writing, and, possibly, in person before administrative boards and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Students will also work on military discharge upgrade applications, on administrative appeal and in U.S. District Court, including other-than-honorable discharges of service members discharged under the militarys repealed dont ask, dont tell policy and those who have suffered military sexual assault and undiagnosed PTSD. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement. Application form and consent of instructor required. Co-requisite: LAW 776D Veterans Legal Advocacy Seminar.

Units: 2 - 4

LAW 776B
VETERAN'S BENEFITS

This class will cover the field of military veterans benefits, including service connected disability claims, health care, education, insurance, family benefits, and military discharge upgrades. Students will also learn the applicable administrative law for these areas, including the appeals procedure. At the end of the semester each student will have a clear understanding of the law that applies to military veterans benefits, how a veteran is able to obtain benefits, and how an attorney can help a veteran obtain benefits.

Units: 1

LAW 776C
VETERANS LEGAL ADVOCACY CENTER

Students in this multi-disciplinary clinic will learn veterans disability law and procedure and will aid military veterans in the filing, adjudication, and appeal of their disability claims with the Veterans Administration. Students will engage in client interviews and factual investigations, draft and submit motions and briefs, and advocate for their client both in writing, and, possibly, in person before administrative boards and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Students will also work on military discharge upgrade applications, on administrative appeal and in U.S. District Court, including other-than-honorable discharges of service members discharged under the military's repealed "don't ask, don't tell" policy and those who have suffered military sexual assault and undiagnosed PTSD. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement. Co-requisite: LAW 776D Veterans Legal Advocacy Seminar.

Units: 2 - 4 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 776D
VETERANS LEGAL ADVOCACY SEMINAR

This course will cover the field of military veterans benefits law, including service connected disability claims, health care, education, insurance, family benefits, and military discharge upgrades. Students will also learn the applicable administrative law for these areas, including the appeals procedure. At the end of the semester each student will have a clear understanding of the law that applies to military veterans benefits, how a veteran is able to obtain benefits, and how an attorney can help a veteran obtain benefits. In addition to the substantive law portion of the course, students will also learn practical skills involved in effective client advocacy, dispute resolution, and litigation. This course provides skills training that students must master to become effective lawyers from initial factual intake to technical aspects of representation during the appeals process. Co-requisite: LAW 776C Veterans Legal Advocacy Center.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 776E
VETERANS LEGAL COLLABORATION

This course will cover the field of military veterans benefits law, including service connected disability claims, health care, education, insurance, family benefits, and military discharge upgrades. Students will also learn the applicable administrative law for these areas, including the appeals procedure. At the end of the semester each student will have a clear understanding of the law that applies to military veterans benefits, how a veteran is able to obtain benefits, and how an attorney can help a veteran obtain benefits. In addition to the substantive law portion of the course, students will also learn practical skills involved in effective client advocacy, dispute resolution, and litigation. This course provides skills training that students must master to become effective lawyers from initial factual intake to technical aspects of representation during the appeals process.This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Units: 1 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 776L
VETERANS LAW & POLICY SEMINAR

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 781A
AVIATION LAW

The Aviation Law course covers international treaties applicable to commercial air transportation; the regulatory structure for aviation in the United States; litigation of an aviation case; claims against the United States; general aviation operations and accidents; special problems with aircraft accident investigation; and enforcement actions against pilots, mechanics, and aviation companies who are certificate holders.

Prerequisite: Torts., Units: 2 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 782
ART AND THE LAW

This course focuses on legal issues related to visual arts and explores the artist's rights in their work of art, specifically matters relating to property rights, including copyright, moral rights and resale rights, while examining issues relating to license agreements with third parties.

Corequisite: Intellectual Property Law Survey, Units: 2

LAW 801A
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I

Constitutional Law I examines the American constitutional system with an emphasis on judicial review, the powers and responsibilities of the three branches of the federal government, the distribution of power between federal and state governments, and substantive due process. Enrollment during the spring term is limited to students in the Honors Lawyering Program (HLP).

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 801B
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW II

Constitutional Law II deals with individual rights, specifically equal protection of the law, freedom of speech, and religious freedom.

Prerequisite: Constitutional Law I., Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 801E
LEGAL ANALYSIS

This course covers the elements of legal reasoning and problem solving, with an emphasis on analytical writing. This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 801L
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW SEMINAR: LANDMARK CASES IN CONTEXT

Do landmark Supreme Court cases lose their meaning? This is an advanced constitutional law seminar for students who have already taken the introductory Constitutional Law course. The seminar explores in-depth selected foundational cases in constitutional law. Topics include, but are not limited to, executive power, discrimination based on race or gender, abortion, and religion. The course will provide the historical and legal background necessary to understand the significance of the doctrine established in the selected cases and then use contemporary documents (cases, case briefs, law reviews) to analyze the cases' doctrinal development over time. Through a scholarly approach, students will develop transferable lawyering skills such as investigating facts, synthesizing doctrinal rules, and developing and critiquing theories of a case. This course satisfies the Upper Division Writing Requirement as students will be expected to write a 20-25 page paper under the supervision of the professor.

Prerequisite: Constitutional Law I, Units: 2

LAW 802A
BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS

This course covers the formation, financing, structure, control, and management of business associations, including corporations, partnerships, and limited liability entities. The course also examines agency principles and uniform acts related to business associations and selected provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. This course counts toward completion of the California Bar Subject Requirement.

Units: 4 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 802B
SECURITIES REGULATION

Students investigate the Securities Act of 1933 and selected portions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, together with analogous provisions in the Uniform Securities Act and California Corporate Securities Law. Topics include the role of the underwriter, the nature of a security, the registration process, exemptions from registration, and civil liability provisions.

Prerequisite: Business Associations., Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 802C
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

This course will highlight the rising importance of corporate governance as evidenced by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the adoption of related rules promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the national securities exchanges and the national securities associations. It will focus on the impact of these regulatory initiatives on corporations, their executive officers, their directors, their auditors, and their attorneys. The course will also address the increasing importance of corporate governance on investor behavior and evaluate the evolving consensus on corporate governance best practices.

Prerequisite: Business Associations., Units: 3

LAW 802J
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE & ETHICS

The number and scope of corporate ethical lapses continue to escalate, as do the record-breaking fines and penalties imposed by regulators. On what basis do judges decide to punish corporations and hold the executives liable for misconduct? How do corporations create an ethical culture that will prevent, detect and deter wrongdoing? In this course, we will explore the structure of an effective compliance and ethics program, using the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines as our guide. We will review how corporations effectively mitigate hot risk areas such as False Claims, Government Contracting, Data Privacy, and Anti-Corruption. This course will also explore the unique ethical and social responsibilities compliance officers face in their multiple roles as stewards of the corporation, the voice of employees, and seekers of organizational justice. This course would be invaluable to any student considering a career in the booming field of corporate compliance.

Prerequisite: Business Associations, Units: 2 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 803B
SECURED TRANSACTIONS

This course introduces students to the Uniform Commercial Code (article 1 and article 9), to essential concepts of borrowing and lending in a credit economy, and to the ways in which lenders reduce the risk of non-payment by obtaining an interest in business and consumer borrowers' personal property. It is strongly recommended for anyone planning to represent lenders, businesses or consumers in commercial transactions.

Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 803E
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE I

This survey of the basic constitutional issues underlying the criminal justice system focuses on the role of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments in regulating police practices such as search and seizure, confessions, lineups, and right to counsel.

Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014 , Summer 2014

LAW 804
EVIDENCE

This course is a survey of the principles of law and rules governing the admissibility of proof at criminal or civil trials, including direct and cross-examination of witnesses, impeachment of credibility, expert testimony, hearsay, privileged communication, and documentary proof.

Prerequisite: Civil Procedure I, Corequisite: Civil Procedure II, Units: 4 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014 , Summer 2014

LAW 804C
EVIDENCE IN THE COURTROOM

The rules of evidence dictate the manner of criminal and civil trials. Understanding evidence impacts the questions attorneys will ask, the exhibits and testimony that the jury will consider, the quality of the advocacy and, even, the outcome at trial. This course connects the rules of evidence and evidentiary determinations with the skills of trial advocacy. Students will learn how arguments under the rules of evidence and evidentiary rulings play out in the courtroom. Students will write and argue motions in limine, make offers of proof, conduct examinations, argue evidentiary objections and render decisions on evidence as trial judge. This course will focus on advocacy skills rooted in understanding evidence, such as motions in limine, evidentiary foundations, modes of impeachment and making a record for appeal. This course will not cover the aspects of trial advocacy that do not relate significantly to the rules of evidence, such as trial preparation and organization, themes and theories, voir dire, opening statements and closing arguments.

Prerequisite: Evidence, Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 804T
TRIAL EVIDENCE & ADVOCACY

Specifically-designed for the Summer Trial and Evidence Program (1st STEP), this course combines the courses of trial advocacy and evidence in the courtroom, as well as presentation and acting techniques from a theater instructor. In the trial advocacy part, students learn the basic skills needed by every lawyer going to court: conducting a direct examination of a witness, introducing documents and physical evidence, cross-examining witnesses, making and answering objections, and preparing opening statements and closing arguments. In the evidence in the courtroom part, students learn that the rules of evidence dictate the manner of criminal and civil trials. Students will learn how arguments under the rules of evidence and evidentiary rulings play out in the courtroom. This course connects the rules of evidence and evidentiary determinations with the skills of trial advocacy. The final examination for this course is a full trial. Corequisite (within 1st STEP): Evidence. This course counts toward completion of the JD Upper Division Experiential Learning Requirement.

Units: 5 , Offered: Summer 2014

LAW 805A
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

This course examines the attorneys responsibility to the client, the profession, and society, as well as the structure and operation of the U.S. legal profession. Both ABA and California rules are discussed.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014 , Summer 2014

LAW 805L
LEGAL PROFESSION SEMINAR

This course provides an overview of the US legal profession and the historical, economic, and sociological forces that shape the profession and the practice of law. A central focus of this course is to examine the everyday realities of the practice of law and explore what it means to be a lawyer--a "professional"--in a variety of the many contexts in which lawyers work, including big-firms, small firms and solo practices, and government law offices. Class reading and critical discussion will examine such topics as the history of the American legal profession, the changing social structure of the bar, the business of practicing law, public interest and "cause" lawyering, the realities of legal ethics in everyday law practice, gender issues in the practice of law, and the future of legal practice and the legal profession. The course requires seminar participants to actively participate in class and to complete several analytic memos and brief essays throughout the semester.

Units: 2

LAW 805P
LAW FIRM PRACTICE

This course is designed to develop your abilities to succeed as an extern and a first year attorney by simulating typical assignments and providing extensive professor feedback of your work. This course will focus on written and verbal communication skills to help you advance more quickly in your legal career and familiarize you with the types of work typically assigned to new lawyers. The professor feedback will assist you to meet and exceed the expectations of future employers. This course is a Practice Intensive (PIC) course which provides two credits towards the experiential learning requirement.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 806
REMEDIES

This survey of the legal and equitable remedies available to litigants based on their substantive rights emphasizes the type and extent of damages awarded in different legal settings. Also covered are specific performance, injunctive relief, and restitutionary remedies. This course counts toward completion of the California Bar Subject Requirement.

Prerequisite: Constitutional Law I, Constitutional Law II and either Property II (3 units) or Property (4 units)., Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014 , Summer 2014

LAW 807
WILLS AND TRUSTS

A study of nontax estate planning devices, this course explores intestate succession; restrictions on the power to dispose of property; the execution and revocation of wills; and the nature, creation, modification, and termination of trusts. Future interests and perpetuities problems are also discussed. This course counts toward completion of the California Bar Subject Requirement.

Prerequisite: Property I and II (6 units) or Property (4 units)., Units: 4 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 808A
COMMUNITY PROPERTY

This course covers the law of California marital property. Topics include general principles of classifying marital property, management and control of community property, division of community property upon dissolution or death, and the property rights of putative or meretricious spouses. This course counts toward completion of the California Bar Subject Requirement.

Prerequisite: Property I and II (6 units) or Property (4 units)., Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 809B
HLP SKILLS LAB

This course applies the law of Evidence and Constitutional Law II to practical problems. This course is open only to students in the Honors Lawyering Program (HLP).

Units: 2 , Offered: Summer 2014

LAW 811
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

This course surveys the organization, authority, and procedures of administrative agencies in relation to rulemaking, adjudication, and judicial review of administrative rulings and decisions. The course examines both federal and state agencies.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 815
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

The purpose of this course is to help students learn approaches to negotiation and conflict resolution, and to understand various dispute resolution processes, principally mediation and arbitration. Students will be exposed to simulated negotiations and mediations and will be expected to participate in exercises and to act as advocates and/or mediators. Guest lecturers may include a hostage negotiator, an aikido master, a retired superior court judge now serving as a JAMS mediator, and prominent mediators and arbitrators. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement.

Prerequisite: Civil Procedure I and II., Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 815F
ADR FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES

This course explores Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for cases involving children and families arising in the juvenile, family and probate divisions of the court. The course will cover techniques such as mediation, arbitration, collaborative law and peer court alternatives in delinquency proceedings. It will also cover preparation and techniques for judicial recommendation and settlement conferences. This is a 2-unit skills course that will count toward the experiential learning requirement for graduation. Co-requisite: Family Law.

Units: 2

LAW 815G
NEGOTIATION

In practice and in our lives - negotiation is a critical skill. This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of negotiation. Students will acquire a systematic framework for understanding negotiations, develop negotiation skills to create and distribute value through simulation exercises and discussion, and develop awareness of their strengths and opportunities for growth as a negotiator. There will be required readings for each class and a number of short written assignments related to particular classes and simulation exercises. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement.

Prerequisite: Civil Procedure I and II., Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 816A
ACCOUNTING FOR LAWYERS

This introductory course gives students a basic understanding of the structure of an accounting system; the mechanics of accounting entries; and the related legal, tax and business ramifications of implementing various accounting conventions and methods. Course lectures and text include discussions and cases covering generally accepted accounting principles, financial statement analysis and disclosure, auditing, choice of entity issues, and the attorney's role in dealing with accountants, auditors, and other financial professionals.

Units: 2 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 817B
INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC LAW

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of Islamic law and their applicability in contemporary legal systems. Throughout the course students will learn the history and evolution of Islamic law, development of different schools of thought, an overview of the substantive principles and comparative analyses with existing legal principles in the world. Students will also have an opportunity to explore Islamic legal systems in diverse communities, the impact of colonialism and modernity on Islamic law, and to examine the presence of Islam in today's western societies. This course counts toward completion of the JD Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Units: 2

LAW 819E
EDISCOVERY

E-Discovery or Electronic Discovery refers to the identification, collection and production of electronically stored information in response to a request for production in a law suit or investigation. The processes and technologies around eDiscovery are often complex because of the volume and dynamic nature of data. This course examines 1) the case law landscape following the 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure which were designed to foster cooperation and early discussion on issues involving electronically stored information; 2) the proposed new amendments to these same rules; and 3) the surrounding technologies and procedures required to preserve, collect, process, review and produce electronic evidence. The class will follow the chronology of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, with interludes for guest speakers on Computer Forensics and Project Management.

Prerequisite: Evidence, Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 822B
ANIMAL & WILDLIFE LAW

This course begins with a discussion of the ethical bases for legal protection of individual animals and wildlife populations, focusing on where different ethical premises create conflicts over animal protection. The course then reviews several wildlife protection laws, including the Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and California's Fully Protected Species Statutes. Finally, the course reviews the legal protections available to individual animals, from their status of property to standing for animals to their ethical treatment in domestic, agricultural, and laboratory settings. Several of San Francisco's unique statutes protecting animals will be reviewed, as well as recent bills proposed in Sacramento pertaining to animal and wildlife law.

Units: 3

LAW 823
COPYRIGHT LAW OF THE U.S.

This in-depth analysis of U.S. copyright law includes the history of the law, from the first copyright statutes through the major revisions of the 1909 Act, the 1976 Act, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. Students explore legal issues relating to the registration process, defenses such as fair use and parody, and remedies for infringement. Terms for the licensing and/or transfer of copyright are also examined. Includes the impact of the use of digital media and the growth of the Internet on copyright protection. Intellectual Property LLM students are required to take this course, Trademark Law of the U.S., or Patent Law of the U.S.

Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 823D
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION: COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK

This course takes students through the various stages of an intellectual property litigation case, focusing on the issues specific to litigating trademark cases and copyright cases. Infringement and breach of contract situations form the basis for study and analysis. Litigation strategies, discovery techniques, and settlement negotiation issues are also addressed. This course counts toward completion of the JD Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 823E
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SURVEY

An introduction to the U.S. law of copyright, trademark, and patent, this course explores state law of trade secrets, unfair competition, and the role of IP protection of computer programs. The course is designed for students interested in focusing on IP law or in simply getting a basic understanding of the key legal principles of IP law.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 824B
HLP LAWYERING SKILLS

Students learn counseling, interviewing, and negotiating skills in class simulations, then work with real clients. Training is provided in both lawyering skills and substantive law. Under the professor's supervision, students act as advocates for clients in a variety of settings. This course is open only to students in the Honors Lawyering Program (HLP).

Units: 2 , Offered: Summer 2014

LAW 824D
EXTERNSHIP: HOMELESS ADVOCACY

Students learn counseling, interviewing, and negotiating skills in class simulations, then work with real clients through the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP), which is sponsored by the Bar Association of San Francisco Volunteer Legal Services Program. Training is provided in both lawyering skills and substantive law. Under the professor's supervision, students act as advocates for HAP clients in a variety of settings.

Units: 3 - 4

LAW 824G
GUERRILLA LAWYERING

This seminar focuses on lawyering for social change. It teaches the art of using guerrilla fighting techniques in the legal arena. Guerrilla lawyers are characterized by limited resources and by an alternative vision of the dominant culture. The class first explores the lawyer-client relationship, then moves on to unmasking legal dogma. Through role-playing students learn how to use the law as an organizing tool. There will be two class sessions in an actual courtroom at the federal building where each student will argue a bail motion or sentencing hearing. Students will learn how to exert power in formal legal settings. The course emphasizes merging political/legal theory with practical lawyering. There will be a short final paper, but no final exam in this course.

Units: 1 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 825A
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE II

Topics include bail and other forms of pretrial release, prosecutorial discretion, the preliminary hearing, grand jury, joinder and severance, speedy trial, discovery, guilty pleas and plea bargaining, double jeopardy, pretrial publicity, change of venue, sentencing, appellate review and harmless error, and habeas corpus.

Prerequisite: Criminal Procedure I., Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 826B
DEBTORS RIGHTS AND CREDITORS REMEDIES

This course is an overview of some of the legal issues contemporary debtors and creditors face. The course looks briefly at the system's major debtor protections laws (e.g., bankruptcy, usury, homesteads, truth in lending, predatory lending & fair debt collection laws), and at the mainstream creditor enforcement devices (e.g., foreclosure of real estate mortgages, repossession of personal property security interests, workouts and loan modifications), as well as at the post-judgment remedies of unsecured creditors. Additionally, the course will cover inter-creditor conflicts over priorities and loan transfers (secondary market). Recommended for students who do not intend to take the full, more comprehensive courses in Secured Transactions, Real Estate Finance, and Bankruptcy.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 826R
BUSINESS BANKRUPTCY (FORMERLY BUSINESS REORGANIZATION IN BANKRUPTCY)

This course examines the rights and remedies available to a failing business and its creditors when the business seeks to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code. The course is structured as a "practicum," which tracks a single business through restructuring, and emphasizes practical and strategic lawyering skills. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 827B
HIGH TECHNOLOGY START-UP: BUSINESS & LEGAL ISSUES

Using the venture capital financing of a start-up company as a transactional model, this class focuses on the practical mechanics of how a business transaction is structured and implemented from term sheet to closing. The purpose of the course is to convey practical lessons that are transferable to any business transaction. Coursework covers the documentation, legal issues, business issues, and mechanical process of closing a preferred stock financing on behalf of a venture-backed start up. Previous or concurrent enrollment in Business Associations is required; Recommended: prior securities law class advisable but not required. This course counts toward the Certificates of Specialization for both Business Law and Intellectual Property Law.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 829A
POVERTY LAW

The primary objective of this course is to introduce students to the unique legal issues of the poor and how the legal system deals with access to justice and indigency. We will review historical and contemporary challenges facing public interest lawyers, legal problems and policy choices regarding poverty, and effective advocacy strategies. These themes will then be traced through three areas of substantive discussion: government benefit programs, housing law and homelessness, and family law. We will conclude the course with an examination of new trends in legal services.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 831
EMPLOYMENT LAW

This course examines the relationship between employers and individual employees. Topics include hiring, wrongful termination, employees' duty of loyalty, restrictions on post-employment competition, workplace privacy and defamation, and protection against harassment and other abusive conduct in the workplace. The course covers substantive law and examines prevailing assumptions about the employment relationship. While the course covers some discrimination issues, it does not offer in-depth coverage of that area of law.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 832A
EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION

This course examines the major federal statutes prohibiting employment discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, and age. California law regulating employment is also briefly examined. In addition to covering the substantive law, the course critically examines the law's assumptions about the nature of the employment relationship, the definition of discrimination, and the role of the government in regulating employment.

Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 833
ENTERTAINMENT LAW

An introduction to the complex legal issues arising in the areas of music sound recordings and publishing, motion pictures, television, theater, and literary publishing in the United States and internationally. Covers the drafting of contracts in the entertainment industry, as well as dispute resolution alternatives. Students also study the roles of attorneys, agents and personal managers, as well as relevant legislation affecting the entertainment industry.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 833D
NEGOTIATING AND DRAFTING CONTRACTS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS

This advanced course in entertainment law focuses on the drafting and negotiation of the numerous agreements involved in entertainment projects. Sound recording and publishing contracts in the music business and licensing agreements for the online distribution of music and audiovisual works are examined in detail. Students get hands-on experience in drafting these agreements. They also analyze negotiation points and discuss negotiation tips and strategies with experienced practitioners in entertainment law.

Prerequisite: Entertainment Law., Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 834C
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & JUSTICE CLINIC

The Environmental Law & Justice Clinic (ELJC) is an in-house clinic, which provides students with intensive training and hands-on lawyering experience. Under close faculty supervision, students provide legal representation on matters addressing environmental justice, including the enforcement of environmental laws and formulating energy justice policies. Clinic students are certified under State Bar of California rules to perform many of the tasks of an attorney: they interview clients, develop legal strategies, draft legal documents, and counsel clients. They may also appear at hearings and negotiate with opposing parties. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement. Co-requisite: Evidence. Students also must have completed an environmental law course or have the instructors' waiver of this requirement. Special scheduling arrangements can be made on a case-by-case basis for night students.

Units: 1 - 3 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 834F
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY

This course focuses on the fundamentals of Environmental Law, including the federal Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, Climate Change, the Endangered Species Act, Citizen Suits, Criminal Prosecution and the National Environmental Policy Act. Students explore federal regulatory strategies, including environmental justice, technology-based requirements, and enforcement methods, as well as alternatives to traditional regulation such as market-based mechanisms. Students also learn tools of statutory interpretation and other skills using PIC exercises and the problem method.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 834G
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & JUSTICE SEMINAR

The ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & JUSTICE SEMINAR explores law and policy issues central to the environmental justice movement, focusing on matters that recur in the Clinic's representation of clients who are disproportionately impacted by pollution; explores the role of lawyers and their ethical responsibility in representing clients from communities overburdened by pollution; and provides skills training that students must master to become effective lawyers, focusing on skills that are necessary for the Clinic's caseload. The seminar is a required companion course to the Environmental Law & Justice Clinic, but it may also be taken by LLM students who are not enrolling in the Clinic with permission of the instructor. Such permission may be denied if the Clinic's caseload is unsuitable for such an arrangement. Co-requisite: Environmental Law & Justice Clinic.

Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 834H
CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES LAW

California boasts some of the nation's most spectacular environmental resources and some of its worst environmental problems. It also frequently sets national trends with its cutting-edge environmental and natural resource protection laws. This seminar examines some of the state's unique environmental problems and regulatory approaches. Topics covered include: the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); the California Coastal Act and the California Coastal Commission; the California Forest Practices Act; the public trust doctrine; California Wild & Scenic Rivers protection; Stream Alteration Agreements; dams and fisheries passage under the California Fish & Game Code; the California Endangered Species Act, and farmland preservation pursuant to Williamson Act contracts and conservation easements.

Units: 3

LAW 837A
FAMILY LAW

This analysis of public and private regulation of the formation, maintenance, and dissolution of the de facto and de jure family unit includes the respective custody, support, and property rights and obligations between mates and between parents and children. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Prerequisite: Property I (3 units) or Property (4 units)., Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 837D
EXTERNSHIP: FAMILY LAW

This externship is designed to address a vastly underserved population: low income persons and families with urgent family law issues. Students will work with non-profit organizations, government agencies, and private attorneys specializing in Family Law, to handle all aspects of Family Law cases at all stages, from client interview to representation at court hearings, assisting in trials, and writing legal briefs. Students are responsible for obtaining their own placement. For help in finding a placement, please contact Law Career Services, the Externship Director, or the professor well in advance of the start of classes. Eligible students may become certified to argue cases in court. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement. Corequisites: Students should have taken either Community Property, Family Law, or Family Law Practice, or be taking one of these courses contemporaneously with this externship. This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Units: 2 - 4

LAW 837E
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SEMINAR

This seminar studies the historical, cultural, and psychological aspects of domestic violence in addition to the civil and criminal changes in the law both nationally and internationally. Students are assigned a reader composed of relevant articles, cases, and legislation.

Units: 2

LAW 837F
FAMILY LAW PRACTICE

This course focuses on the skills necessary to carry on a basic family law practice in California. Students prepare and argue motions, learn trial skills, and practice using the most popular computer programs for setting child support according to the detailed provisions of the Family Code. Students also develop parenting and child visitation plans, calculate spousal support, and learn various methods of dividing community property. Priority is given to graduating students.

Prerequisite: Family Law., Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 837T
TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY FAMILY LAW

This course will cover a variety of cutting edge issues in current family law practice. Topics may include: parentage issues in and out of marriage (including distinctions between fathers and sperm donors, protections for LGBT parents); same sex marriage and relationship issues post Windsor and Prop 8; family law issues related to Assisted Reproduction (including surrogacy and the legal status of cryopreserved embryos); family privacy and abortion. Recommended: Family Law

Units: 3

LAW 838B
FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION

This study of the law of federal income taxation of the individual taxpayer covers the nature of income, statutory and regulatory exclusions from gross income, income splitting, personal and business deductions, at-risk and passive-loss rules, capital gains and losses, and elementary tax accounting.

Prerequisite: Property (4 units) or Property I & II (6 units)., Units: 3

LAW 839A
BIOTECHNOLOGY LAW

This course examines the legal issues arising from the intersection of biology, technology, and intellectual property law (especially patent), focusing primarily on current topics of interest such as cloning, assisted reproduction, and genetically modified foods and crops. Topics are explored mainly through internet sources and guest lecturers. Students research, write, and present to the class a publication-quality paper on a biotechnology topic of their choice. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Prerequisite: High school level understanding of cellular and molecular biology. Some knowledge of patent law is a plus., Units: 2

LAW 839R
REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS & JUSTICE

Going beyond Roe v. Wade and its progeny, this course aims to develop students' understanding of the interrelationship of legal rules, politics, ideology, and socio-economic realities that shape reproductive rights and justice. In this seminar, students will be introduced to the meaning behind "reproductive rights" and "reproductive justice" and explore a wide spectrum of related topics, including the types of abortion restrictions upheld since Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, access to contraception and reproductive health services, implications of new assisted reproductive technologies, the intersections between criminal law and reproductive autonomy, and the U.S. government's role in reproductive rights.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 840
ELDER LAW

Elders represent the fastest growing segment of our society, and confront unique legal and financial issues. Topics explored in this course include: elder physical, emotional, and financial abuse; capacity and undue influence; role of Adult Protective Services; civil remedies including EADACPA (the Elder and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act); Government benefits and programs for the elderly; nursing home and related facilities litigation; and end-of-life issues.

Units: 2

LAW 841H
PUBLIC HEALTH LAW

This course focuses on the study of the legal powers and duties of the state to identify and prevent risks to the health of the population and the limitations on the power of the state to do so. The course will take a population-based approach to topics discussed, including immunization, infectious disease, chronic disease, obesity, tobacco control, social determinants of health and the internationalization of public health law. Students will become conversant with the scope of the powers and duties of the state to identify and prevent risks to the health of the population and the challenge of promoting public health in a globalized society. This course focuses on comtemporary issues affecting public health, including the Affordable Care Act, gun control, and texting and distracted driving.

Units: 3

LAW 842A
IMMIGRATION LAW

This introduction to immigration and naturalization law and procedure examines major immigration policies and covers immigration and naturalization statutes, regulations, major administrative and court decisions, and constitutional rights as affected by alienage.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 842B
BUSINESS IMMIGRATION LAW

This course is an in-depth review of the law, policies, and procedures regulating the entry into the United States of foreigners for business, employment, and investment purposes. Students examine the various strategies available to U.S. employers and to foreign individuals under existing law. Students further familiarize themselves with the federal agencies that regulate the dispensation of temporary and permanent immigration benefits in business, employment, and investment contexts, and develop insights into counseling and procedures for obtaining those benefits. The course also addresses related issues, such as employer compliance with federal employment eligibility verification requirements, and, to a lesser extent, export control issues, the impact of mergers and acquisitions, the intersection of immigration and employment law, and tax aspects of immigration.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 842D
IMMIGRATION & REFUGEE POLICY SEMINAR

This course will focus on U.S. and national asylum law and procedure, international refugee protection law and procedure, and significant debates regarding these topics. Students will become familiar with the process involving USCIS, US ICE, Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the federal courts of review. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 846E
EUROPEAN UNION LAW SEMINAR

This course surveys the development of regional law in Europe, culminating in the formation of the European Community, European Union, and European Economic Area.

Units: 2

LAW 848A
INTERNATIONAL LAW - ANNUAL SURVEY

Students who have been selected to edit articles for the Annual Survey of Comparative & International Law may sign-up for this 1-2 credit class with instructor approval in the spring semester of their second or third year of law school. LLM and SJD students are eligible to apply to work on the Annual Survey for credit as well. Students will edit articles submitted by outside and student authors. The production editor may receive 2 credits and all other student editors will receive 1 credit for editing articles. The course includes some mandatory orientation and training sessions at times to be determined early in the spring semester. This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Units: 1 - 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 851A
CHILDREN & THE LAW

Children and the Law is a seminar that examines the unique status of children under our legal system, and explores the fundamental question of how the law allocates decision-making power and responsibility for children among the child, the family and the State. The course will focus on both the theory underpinning the child welfare and delinquency systems as well as the function of those systems in practice. Topics we cover include delinquency and juvenile justice; abuse and neglect; foster care and adoption; and the rights of children within the family. Unlike a course in family law, we will not focus on marriage, divorce, or reproductive rights. This course satisfies the JD upper division writing requirement.

Units: 3

LAW 854A
LABOR LAW

This course will provide an overview of union and management relations under the National Labor Relations Act, focusing on employees' right to organize, union representation, collective bargaining, right to fair representation, employer and union economic weapons, and recent proposed legislative changes. Students will learn how the political, economic, and social environment have shaped the law of labor relations and gain an appreciation for competing visions of how the 77-year-old Act applies, or may need to be changed, to deal with many issues in the contemporary workplace.

Units: 3

LAW 855
PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION & PERSUASION

This course teaches performance skills related to the use of voice, body, and movement in the context of the courtroom. It is designed for law students who want to improve their presentations as trial and appellate advocates or to simply be more effective in ordinary lawyer communications. The premise of the instructors is, "Lawyers don't have a constitutional right to be boring!" This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 856A
LAND USE REGULATION

This review of the devices available to a community for regulating the development of land includes zoning, subdivision regulation, historic preservation, growth management, open space, and urban renewal. Also considered are the rights of owners, neighbors, environmentalists, and reformers to resist regulation on grounds such as just compensation, free speech, and housing welfare interests.

Prerequisite: Property I and II (6 units) or Property (4 units)., Units: 3

LAW 856C
URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL & LAND USE LAW

Urban Environmental and Land Use Law focuses on the application of environmental and land use laws in the urban context, where the majority of Californians live and where much of California land development takes place. The first part of the course will introduce the concepts of metropolitan sprawl, smart growth and urban infill, and will focus on general planning, zoning and redevelopment law and how constitutional "takings" provisions (requiring just compensation when the government takes private property) affect urban land use regulation. The second part of the course will focus on urban case studies involving the federal Clean Water Act (Los Angeles River navigability determination), the federal Endangered Species Act (San Diego County's multi-species habitat conservation plan), the California Environmental Quality Act (climate change and general plans), brownfields (Uniform Environmental Covenants Act), California water supply law (SB 221 and the Urban Water Management Planning Act), urban open space and parkland (Cornfield State Park and Alameda Point), and climate adaptation/resiliency (New York City's response to Hurricane Sandy).

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 857A
ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

This course surveys the law and regulation of energy production, distribution, and use, with an emphasis on the legal and policy issues at the intersection of energy and environmental law. These issues are examined in the context of the electricity and natural gas industries, giving particular attention to the statutory and administrative framework governing public utilities and the wholesale and retail energy markets. The class provides an introduction to state and national energy policy, and compares local, regional, and global impacts of fossil-based and renewable energy sources on climate change and the natural environment. Students interested in environmental law, natural resources law, water law, administrative law, and international law should consider this course. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Units: 3

LAW 858
BUSINESS OF THE PRACTICE OF LAW

This course explores the business aspects of the practice of law for students interested in solo practice, those starting a firm with friends, or for students interested in understanding management issues of an existing firm or corporate law department. The course will consider the different forms of practice, client management issues, marketing, budgeting and financial planning, space and equipment planning, fee setting, compensation and human resource issues and associated ethical considerations. In lieu of a final exam, over the semester students will draft a number of documents including a law firm structure outline, a business plan, including a budget, client letters, a personal career plan and resume, a diary of observations and insights and time records.

Units: 3

LAW 858D
BUSINESS OF SOLO & SMALL FIRM LAW PRACTICE

Many GGU law graduates enter civil practice in small firms or in solo practice. To be competent practitioners they must not only master the substantive and procedural aspects of law practice, they must also master the skills needed to own and operate a small law practice business. This one-unit course, offered all day on two consecutive Saturdays, aims to help develop those business administrative skills. Subjects covered will include: choosing a location; choosing technology for phones, networking, calendaring; insurance; client relations; hiring and staff relations; marketing; relations with other firms and attorneys; and file management. A take-home final exam will be given at the end of the course, which will present students with an opportunity to demonstrate understanding of the course materials through their application to a hypothetical law firm start-up scenario.

Units: 1 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 861A
LAW REVIEW WRITER

Required of all Law Review members during their first year on Law Review (2 units/Fall, 1 unit/Spring). Over the course of the two semesters, each student will write a scholarly casenote or comment. During the Fall semester, 12 hours of mandatory seminar sessions will be scheduled. The total of 3 credits will be awarded at the end of the Spring term. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement. This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis. Enrollment is limited to persons invited to join the Law Review. Membership on Law Review is determined in two ways: by first-year grades (top 10%) or through a writing competition that is held during the middle of the second semester of the first-year.

Units: 1 - 2 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 861C
LAW REVIEW ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Required of all Law Review members during their second year on Law Review (2 units/Fall, 1 unit/Spring). (Not applicable to Law Review Board members, see LAW 861D). In the Fall term, 12 hours of mandatory seminar sessions will be scheduled. During the course of the two semesters, each member will edit and cite check the work of various first year Law Review members or work on selected articles from outside authors. The total of 3 credits will be awarded at the end of the Spring term. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement. This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Units: 1 - 2 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 861D
LAW REVIEW BOARD

Required of all Law Review Board members during the Fall and Spring terms. Outlines of the requisite responsibilities of the board members are found in the Law Review Bylaws. This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Units: 1 - 2 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014 , Summer 2014

LAW 862A
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW JOURNAL WRITER I

This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement. This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 862B
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW JOURNAL WRITER II

This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement. This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Units: 1 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 862C
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW JOURNAL ASSOC. EDITOR

This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement. This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Units: 1 - 2 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 862D
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW JOURNAL EDIT. BOARD

This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Units: 1 - 2 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014 , Summer 2014

LAW 863
PRACTICAL LEGAL WRITING

Practical Legal Writing is designed to introduce students to the bar exam with emphasis on the California bar exam. Students will learn how to prepare for the bar exam, what the exams are testing and how they are scored, and all the factors that contribute to a successful outcome. All three testing formats, i.e. essays, multiple choice, and the performance test, will be explored in detail. The classes will be taught in a combination of large classroom and small section formats to provide students with multiple opportunities to practice the test-taking skills and techniques and receive meaningful feedback. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Prerequisite: Appellate Advocacy., Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 863C
LEGAL METHODS

This course re-examines a subject from the first year curriculum, exploring it in a small seminar setting with an emphasis on problem solving and analytical writing. Admission is by invitation only. See instructor for details of subject matter to be covered. This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Units: 2 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 863E
EARLY BAR PREP

In this course, students begin bar preparation early in their last semester of law school. A thorough review of three MBE topics (Civil Procedure, Contracts and Real Property) will be covered. Students will learn and understand the components that make up the bar exam (essay, MBE and PT) and develop a successful approach to studying for the bar exam. Upon completion of the course, students will have an in-depth review of the three subjects and therefore reduce the time needed to review these subjects during their post-graduation bar preparation period.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 865P
LEGISLATION & PUBLIC POLICY

Units: 1 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 866D
CITIES LAW & POLICY WORKSHOP

Many of California's cities are led by elected officials who are new to policy making. They need help understanding the law and policy options on the table in the areas of environmental law, worker's rights, transportation, affordable housing, immigration, voting rights, and other topics. This workshop will teach students how California government is organized from top to bottom, and teach students how to conduct and polish law and policy research memos for real non-lawyer clients.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 869
CALIFORNIA LEGAL RESEARCH

This course demonstrates the structure and use of legal resources as they relate to California practice. The course goal is research proficiency, especially with electronic California legal materials. Each student is responsible for learning to use the electronic research tools, theories, and strategies presented by the instructors. Weekly exercises are assigned, and students may also be expected to complete either a semester research project or a shorter end-of-semester project to demonstrate a comprehensive grasp of research skills. Paper and online resources will be compared to reveal their respective strengths and weaknesses, so students in this class can also expect to hone their skills in researching California printed legal materials.

Units: 2 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 870D
ESSENTIAL MINDFULNESS FOR LAWYERS

Essential Mindfulness for Lawyers will expose students to meditation and other contemplation methods through practice, reading and class discussion, to enable students to develop an awareness of the way the mind works according to current scientific thinking and ancient meditation-based treatises. This will form the foundation for an exploration of what it means not only to think like a lawyer, but also to think like a human being. In class and for homework students will have sanctioned time for quiet and reflection, which will allow their minds to become more tranquil, focused and visionary. From that platform students will learn how the cultivation of tranquility, focus and vision can improve essential lawyering skills like speaking, listening, reading, writing, analysis, counseling, negotiation and advocacy. Students will also experience how these qualities of mind can lower stress and create greater access to inspiration and happiness in the study and practice of law, and in general. This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 871F
ENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE LAW

This course surveys the law and regulation of energy production, distribution, and use, with an emphasis on the legal and policy issues surrounding climate change and other environmental issues. These issues are examined in the context of the electricity and natural gas industries, giving particular attention to the statutory and administrative framework governing public utilities and the wholesale and retail energy markets. The class also provides an introduction to state, national and international energy and climate change policy and litigation, and compares local, regional, and global impacts of fossil-based and renewable energy sources on climate change and the natural environment. Students interested in environmental law, natural resources law, water law, administrative law, and international law should consider this course. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 871R
GLOBAL WARMING & RENEWABLE ENERGY

This course will review and analyze the global warming and climate change issue with a specific focus on the potential remedy of renewable energy and its legal implications. The class will review federal policy relating to climate change and whether it preempts state and local initiatives. Emphasis will be given to California's policy, reflecting its leadership role on these issues with specific attention to its strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the state's renewable energy portfolio standard and restrictions on the use and import of coal-based energy. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Units: 3

LAW 871W
WATER LAW

This class provides an overview of the legal framework and principles governing the ownership, use, and distribution of water. It covers topics that are national in scope, but it also emphasizes laws and issues unique to California. The class covers: surface water and ground water rights, riparian and appropriative water rights, California and federal water agencies, the federal Central Valley Project (CVP) and the California's State Water Project; interstate water compacts and international water allocation treaties, Native American water rights, instream flow requirements, the public trust doctrine, and California's water supply-land use legislation (SB 221 and SB 610). This course counts toward completion of the JD Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 873
SPORTS LAW

This survey of the complex legal relationships found in major professional teams and leagues includes contracts, antitrust, labor law, torts, workers compensation, and gender discrimination brought to bear on current issues in the sports industry. Practical guidance in representing athletes is stressed.

Units: 2

LAW 875
PATENT LAW OF THE US

This course provides students with an overview of US patent law and the policies underlying it. Students will learn how to obtain a patent, how to understand the patent document and interpret patent claims, and how a patent is enforced. The course highlights important policy considerations and patent law's impact on current events. Global patent law issues are introduced for a comparative perspective. In addition to class discussions of the cases and statutes, patent law principles are applied in a practical manner in graded student projects. A technical background is not required. Intellectual Property LLM students are required to take this course, Copyright Law of the US, or Trademark Law of the US.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 875C
PATENT LITIGATION

This course takes students through the various stages of preparing a patent infringement or validity challenge case through trial. Litigation strategies, discovery, and pre-trial motions are covered.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 876A
WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS: CAUSES & REMEDIES

Since 1989, more than 200 wrongfully convicted people have been exonerated by DNA testing. (One of that number, Peter J. Rose, exonerated in 2004-2005, was represented by Professors and students from GGU.) This 2-unit seminar course gives students the opportunity to do law reform work. Students investigate the factors that contribute to wrongful convictions by studying flaws in our criminal justice system and, working in conjunction with the national Innocence Project, propose remedies.

Units: 2 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 876E
ETHICAL PROSECUTIONS

The number of wrongful criminal convictions is staggering. This course will explore the behavior of prosecutors and emphasize their unique ethical and social responsibilities in their multiple roles as advocates for the community, officers of the court, and seekers of justice. Exploring the unique role of the prosecutor includes investigative, pre-trial and trial responsibilities of the prosecutor. Students will experience, throughout the course, the prosecutor's interactions with law enforcement agencies, supervisors, defense counsel, victims and their families, as well as the charging decisions, witness preparation, case evaluation and re-assessment, and societal pressures of working in a government office. Ethical prosecutions (and prosecutors) too will reduce the number of wrongful convictions and travesties in our criminal justice system. This course would be invaluable to any student considering work as a prosecutor and informative for any student intending to become a criminal defense attorney.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 882E
REAL ESTATE FINANCE

This course covers legal problems that arise out of financing and purchasing property, including foreclosure and redemption, antideficiency laws, and other debtor protections.

Prerequisite: Property I and II (6 units) or Property (4 units) and Real Estate Transactions., Units: 3

LAW 883
EXTERNSHIP: REAL ESTATE

Students are placed in law firms that specialize or do considerable work in real estate. Under the direct supervision of attorneys, students interview clients, draft pleadings and motions, and participate in trial preparations and trials. They also draft provisions for leases, sales contracts, closing papers, loan documents, and other real estate instruments. Students are required to attend classes in the Real Estate Practice - Transactions Seminar or the Real Estate Practice - Litigation Seminar. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement. This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Prerequisite: Property I and II (6 units) OR Property (4 units). Consent of instructor required., Units: 2 - 4

LAW 883C
COMMERCIAL LEASING

Commercial leasing constitutes a major area of modern real estate practice. This course introduces students to substantive law, drafting skills, and essential negotiation techniques that practitioners use and look for in their new hires. Some of the issues covered will be letters of intent, rentable space, expenses, use provisions, recapture provisions, repair & compliance clauses, tenant improvements, insurance, SNDAs, CAM, ADR, ADA, financing, and bankruptcy.

Prerequisite: Property I & II (6 units) or Property (4 units)., Units: 2

LAW 883L
REAL ESTATE PRACTICE - LITIGATION

This course examines common areas of real estate litigation such as commercial unlawful detainers; breach of sales contracts; broker commissions; malpractice claims against brokers, title insurers, escrow agents, attorneys, and brokers; foreclosures, receiverships, and injunctions against foreclosure; toxic waste; construction defects and mechanics' liens; condemnation and inverse condemnation; quiet title and partition; encroachment and trespass; bankruptcy; and the use of writs and lis pendens. Spring clinic students must attend the seminar as part of their clinical experience. Nonclinic students may take this course for nonclinic credit and complete special drafting exercises each week.

Prerequisite: Property I and II (6 units) or Property (4 units)., Units: 3

LAW 883R
REAL ESTATE PRACTICE

Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 883T
REAL ESTATE PRACTICE - TRANSACTIONS SEMINAR

This course explores common areas of real estate practice such as residential and commercial leases, purchase and sale contracts, loan documents, CC&Rs and easements, zoning applications, construction contracts, title insurance endorsements, and shared ownership agreements. Fall clinic students must attend this seminar. Nonclinic students may take this course for nonclinic credit and will complete special drafting exercises each week.

Prerequisite: Property I and II (6 units) or Property (4 units)., Units: 3

LAW 884
INDEPENDENT STUDY

Students have the opportunity to do independent research under direct faculty supervision in areas of special interest. They may enroll in the project on a letter-grade or credit/no-credit basis after making arrangements to work with a faculty member and after receiving the approval of the associate dean for student services. Students must complete 60 total hours of research and writing for each unit. Unit value for the work is determined in conference with the supervising faculty member. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement. Petition for Independent Study forms, and appropriate registration forms, are available from the registrar's office or on the law school website.

Units: 1 - 2 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014 , Summer 2014

LAW 884H
HLP INDEPENDENT STUDY

Students have the opportunity to do independent research under direct faculty supervision in areas of special interest. They may enroll in the project on a letter-grade or credit/no-credit basis after making arrangements to work with a faculty member and after receiving the approval of the associate dean for student services. Students must complete 60 total hours of research and writing for each unit. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Units: 1 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 885B
WOMENS EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS CLINIC

Students represent low-income clients with employment-related problems in areas including unpaid wages, discrimination and harassment, pregnancy disability, family and medical leave, and unemployment benefits. The clinic operates as a law office, with students practicing under direct faculty supervision. Clinic students must simultaneously enroll in the Women's Employment Rights Seminar (LAW-885S). This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement.

Prerequisite: All first-year courses. Corequisite:Evidence. Consent of the instructor is required for Clinic enrollment., Units: 1 - 3 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 885S
WOMEN'S EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS SEMINAR

The Women's Employment Rights Seminar is a required companion course for students enrolled in the Women's Employment Rights Clinic (LAW-885B). The course addresses employment law issues affecting low wage workers, focusing on both California and federal law. Substantive law areas include: overview of employment discrimination law, workplace harassment, wage and hour law, pregnancy discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act, unemployment insurance benefits, disability discrimination, ethical issues in employment law, and wrongful termination. The seminar includes skills training components on client interviewing and counseling, case theory development, and administrative filing and hearing practice. The seminar is open to second and third-year students.

Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 886
STREET LAW

The Street Law Project operates in conjunction with approximately 25 Bay Area high schools and several middle schools and their respective school districts. Law students, working under faculty supervision, serve as student instructors and teach a course entitled "Street Law" which annually reaches 2,000 predominately inner-city school students. The program seeks to promote legal literacy among young people to ensure that they possess that minimum amount of practical, legal knowledge needed to understand the system as a whole and how it can work in their behalf. Law student instructors deliver units in Housing, Consumer, Family, Criminal, and Constitutional Law at their assigned school sites. They also participate in weekly seminars and research and develop additional material on California law to be used in their classes.

Prerequisite: completion of first-year courses. Street Law is taught by the University of San Francisco School of Law, with classes meeting at their campus. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement. This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis. Students must have approval from the associate dean for student services to enroll in this course., Units: 3

LAW 890A
ANTITRUST

This study of the federal antitrust laws (and corresponding California provisions) has a particular emphasis on price fixing, boycotts, discriminatory dealing, and other marketing restraints. The course focuses on counseling for small businesses and on understanding antitrust pitfalls. Current issues, particularly those relating to health care and intellectual property, are highlighted.

Units: 3

LAW 891
TRADEMARK LAW OF THE US

This course covers US trademark law and the role trademark protection plays in interstate commerce. Students explore the legal issues arising from the registration process with special attention to the business perspectives on trademark protection. The course also examines the interaction between domain names and trademarks and the general impact of the Internet on trademark law. Intellectual Property LL.M. students are required to take this course, Copyright Law of the US or Patent Law of the US.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 894D
TOXICS & BROWNFIELD LAW

This course is intended to provide students with an overview of the laws, policies and issues regarding the introduction of hazardous chemicals and pesticides into the marketplace, and the subsequent handling and release of hazardous chemicals and storage and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes. The course will also study the investigation and remediation of chemical releases, including examining cleanup and redevelopment of "Brownfields." Students will also review how these environmental issues impact purchase and sale of real property and how proper due diligence and allocation of liability can be handled in transactions involving contaminated property.

Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 895A
CURRICULAR PRACTICAL TRAINING

Qualified international students in valid visa status may obtain practical training by participating in clinical programs, legal internships and externships, and law clerk positions under the guidance of a faculty adviser. To qualify, students must demonstrate competence in legal writing and research and obtain written authorization from an international student adviser. May be taken a maximum of three times. Open only to upper division JD students. This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Units: 0 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014 , Summer 2014

LAW 896A
EXTERNSHIP: CIVIL FIELD PLACEMENT

Students work in private or non-profit law offices, government agencies, or business legal departments as law clerks, working on civil litigation or engaging in transactional work. Students also attend seminar class meetings. Students may work in a wide variety of areas such as civil rights, corporate law, entertainment law, family law, intellectual property law, international law, and personal injury law. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement. This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis. Application form and consent of instructor required.

Units: 2 - 4 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014 , Summer 2014

LAW 896B
EXTERNSHIP: LEGAL CLINIC

This externship clinic is available to students who are otherwise eligible to enroll in an externship clinic and have obtained an approved placement outside of the Bay Area. Consent of the Director of Externship Programs, or the clinic instructor, is required. In lieu of attending a seminar at the law school, students are required to meet with the instructor prior to leaving the Bay Area, to set up a communication plan with their instructor for the term away from the Law School. Students will create a professional development plan, respond to journal prompts on a regular basis, and complete mid-semester and final evaluations. The course may be taken for 2 to 8 units in the summer or 2 to 13 units in fall or spring.

Units: 2 - 13 , Offered: Fall 2014 , Summer 2014

LAW 896C
EXTERNSHIP: JUDICIAL

In this field placement program, students work in selected courts under the supervision of a judge. Students must complete 45 hours of work for each unit. A full-time externship can require up to 13 units; most students take 3 to 5 units at a time. Arrangements are made on an individual basis with the externship director. In addition to working at the court placement, students must attend a mandatory seminar, the first day of which is just before the start of the term. Students who enroll in this course in a summer session are limited to 8 units of credit.

Prerequisite: Students must have completed 40 units and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 for state trial court and 2.75 for appellate and federal court externships. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement. Corequisite: Evidence, or consent of instructor. This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis., Units: 2 - 13 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014 , Summer 2014

LAW 896F
EXTERNSHIP: CRIMINAL LITIGATION

Students intern with prosecuting attorneys or public defenders on criminal cases in trial or appellate courts in the state or federal system. Students also attend a concurrent seminar covering relevant criminal justice issues. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement.

Prerequisite: Evidence. Strongly Recommended: Criminal Procedure, Trial Advocacy. Also Recommended: Criminal Litigation. Consent of instructor required. This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis., Units: 2 - 4 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 896K
EXTERNSHIP: LEGAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN

The goal of this course is to provide students with the lawyering skills, substantive legal knowledge, and training in non-legal areas to prepare them to be attorneys for children and other vulnerable populations. The course consists of a seminar and a supervised practicum, both of which will be held at Legal Services for Children (LSC). Although the work will focus on lawyering for children and youth, the skills and non-legal trainings will be relevant for any student with an interest in pursuing a career in public interest. The weekly seminar will be led by Exec. Director Trillin, who has been representing children since 1995. Topics include discussion of specific cases, substantive legal training in education, foster care, guardianship and immigration, and additional training in non-legal topics relevant to attorneys working with children and other vulnerable populations, focused on advocacy for clients who have been impacted by trauma. The practicum component will include participation in LSC's warmline (a free and confidential help line), school expulsion hearings, guardianship proceedings, and immigration matters. Students will also assist on LSC policy/advocacy projects. Students will improve their skills in interviewing, issue spotting, case presentation and trial techniques, as well as gain familiarity with administrative hearings, state court hearings, federal immigration proceedings and policy work.

Units: 5 - 8 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 896M
EXTERNSHIP: ADVANCED LEGAL CLINIC

Open to students who have completed one or more Externship clinics in prior semesters and who wish to work again in the same field of law. The class will meet four times during the semester. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement. This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Units: 2 - 4 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 896R
EXTERNSHIP: CONSUMER RIGHTS

The Consumer Rights Clinic focuses on representation of clients facing debt collection lawsuits and related issues. Students learn interviewing skills, issue spotting and assist attorneys to provide advice, counseling and limited legal representation to clients including drafting letters and basic pleadings such as answers and claims of exemption. To enroll in this clinic, students must be able to attend the Bar Association of San Francisco's legal clinics, on selected Wednesday evenings and also on the last Saturday of the month. For times and locations see the course section scheduling note or the instructor's syllabus. With instructor approval, students seeking a third unit, and certified by the State Bar, may be able to perform additional limited client representation, such as drafting and arguing motions in court. During Priority Registration enrollment in this course will be restricted to evening-part time students. This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 896U
EXTERNSHIP: CRIMINAL LITIGATION (SUMMER)

Students intern with prosecuting attorneys or public defenders on criminal cases in trial or appellate courts in the state or federal system. Students also attend a concurrent seminar covering relevant criminal justice issues. Students are recommended to take Evidence concurrently. Consent of instructor required. This course is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis. This course is offered only in the summer term.

Units: 2 - 4 , Offered: Summer 2014

LAW 897A
CIVIL LITIGATION: PRETRIAL PHASE

In this course, students handle every aspect of the pretrial preparation of a civil lawsuit. They proceed from the initial client contact, through formulating client representational strategy, to developing a case theory. They draft all the case pleadings as well as motions challenging the sufficiency of the pleadings. Students also engage in all aspects of fact investigation. The course ends with a pre-trial settlement conference.

Prerequisite: Civil Procedure I and II., Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 897C
CIVIL LITIGATION: DEPOSITIONS

This course focuses on the practical and theoretical aspects of preparing for and taking depositions in civil cases. Over the course of the semester, students learn deposition strategies and questioning techniques using a variety of simulations to provide students with a wide array of contexts. Special emphasis is given to deposing hostile witnesses. The course is designed to give students continual practice and feedback in order to maximize skill-development. Co-requisite: Evidence.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2014

LAW 898A
CRIMINAL LITIGATION

This course affords students the opportunity to apply the skills learned in Trial Advocacy in the context of a criminal case. The class is divided into two-person teams. Each team is assigned either the role of prosecution or defense counsel. The class usually begins with the staging of a mock crime. The crime is reported, a suspect is arrested, charges are filed, and the prosecution commences. The class proceeds, week by week, through major phases of a criminal case. The course concludes with the trial of the case, which is conducted in a local courthouse.

Prerequisite: Evidence, and either Trial Advocacy or Trial Evidence & Advocacy., Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 899B
TRIAL ADVOCACY

This is the entry course for the litigation program, and it teaches the basic skills needed by every lawyer going to court: conducting a direct examination of a witness, introducing documents and physical evidence, cross-examining witnesses, making and answering objections, and preparing opening statements and closing arguments. Much of the students' work is videotaped. The final examination for this course is a full trial conducted in a local courthouse. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement. Prerequisite/Corequisite (depending on the instructor): Evidence.

Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014 , Summer 2014

LAW 899E
COMPETITION: TRAYNOR MOOT COURT

The Roger J. Traynor California Moot Court Competition is a prestigious interscholastic moot court competition open to California law schools. The competition is designed to provide students with a learning experience that reflects contemporary appellate practice in California, and uses an edited record from an actual California Court of Appeal case. A team of two or three students will prepare and submit an appellate brief representing one side, and present oral arguments representing both sides. Enrollment in this course is limited to members of the Moot Court Board. Students may not enroll without explicit permission. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 899F
ADVANCED TRIAL ADVOCACY

The Litigation Center is premised on the notion that trial and presentation skills are honed through repetition and experience. This course is designed to give students an opportunity for additional presentation experience beyond Trial Advocacy. This course provides an experience similar to participating on a mock trial competition team and addresses additional topics in advocacy. In Advanced Trial Advocacy, every student will participate as counsel in several full trials, as advocates, witnesses, and jurors. Outstanding students in this class may also be selected to represent the law school in mock trial competitions. This course (or competing in mock trial) is required for the JD Litigation Certificate.

Prerequisite: Evidence and either Trial Advocacy or Trial Evidence & Advocacy, Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 899G
COMPETITION: MOCK TRIAL

This course is open only to students who have been selected by the instructor to represent the law school in an inter-school mock trial competition. The number of mock trial competitions, and corresponding student competitors, varies from year to year. Selection to compete in mock trial competitions will be based upon an application and tryout open to all upper division students who have completed Evidence and have completed or are currently enrolled in Trial Advocacy. Consent of the instructor is required for registration in this course.

Prerequisite: Evidence, Co-requisite: Trial Advocacy., Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 899I
COMPETITION: ENVIRONMENTAL LAW MOOT COURT

Students participate in the annual National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition in New York City at Pace University School of Law. Students who participate in the mandatory qualifying round in the fall (in which the students who represent the law school are selected) receive 1 unit of credit; students chosen for the actual competition receive 2 units. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Prerequisite: Appellate Advocacy and one introductory environmental law course; or permission of the instructor., Units: 1 - 2

LAW 899J
COMPETITION: ADVANCED MOCK TRIAL

This course is open only to students who have been selected by the instructor to represent the law school in an inter-school mock trial competition. The number of mock trial competitions, and corresponding student competitors, varies from year to year. Selection to compete in mock trial competitions will be based upon an application and tryout open to all upper division students who have completed Evidence and have completed or are currently enrolled in Trial Advocacy. Consent of the instructor is required for registration in this course.

Prerequisite: Evidence. Co-requisite: Trial Advocacy., Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015 , Fall 2014

LAW 899K
COMPETITION: ABA NATIONAL APPELLATE ADVOCACY

The ABA Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) emphasizes the development of oral advocacy skills through a realistic appellate advocacy experience. Competitors participate in a hypothetical appeal to the United States Supreme Court. The competition involves writing a brief as either respondent or petitioner and then arguing the case in front of the mock court. Enrollment in this course is limited to members of the Moot Court Board. Students may not enroll without explicit permission. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 899M
COMPETITION: JESSUP INTERNATIONAL LAW MOOT COURT

The American Society of International Law sponsors this moot court competition, which enables students to argue timely questions of international law in regional and final competitions against teams from 150 law schools in 20 different countries. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Units: 1 - 2

LAW 899N
COMPETITION: ENVIRONMENTAL NEGOTIATION

In today's law practice, almost all civil cases settle before trial. Negotiation skills are essential. In this unique course, learn universally applicable methods for negotiating personal and professional disputes, such as learning to invent options for mutually beneficial gain and learning to separate interests from positions. These skills are learned to prepare for a one-day competition in which two-person teams will negotiate a simulated environmental dispute, judged by environmental lawyers, judges and professional mediators.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 899T
COMPETITION: IP LAW MOOT COURT

Law students participate in the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, which focuses on trademark law problems. Students are coached by faculty in basic trademark legal issues and in oral advocacy skills. The class is to be completed in two semesters in which students draft a brief in the fall term and compete in oral argument in the first half of the spring term. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Units: 1 - 2 , Offered: Spring 2015

LAW 899W
COMPETITION: WILLIAMS INSTITUTE NATIONAL SEXUAL ORIENTATION LAW MOOT COURT

This national competition hosted by the Williams Institute is dedicated to the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity law. The competition provides an opportunity for competitors to write an appellate brief on a current legal topic and to argue the case before a panel of judges. The competition is designed to promote and recognize the finest oral and written advocacy on a significant problem in sexual orientation and gender identity law. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Units: 2