Course Catalog

Golden Gate University offers degree and certificate programs at four teaching centers and online.

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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 2018 , Summer 2018

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 2019 , Fall 2018

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 2018

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 2019

LAW 706A
LAWYERING: ASYLUM LAW

This course aims to introduce students to the practice of asylum law. The class will provide students with a basic understanding of the requirements and procedures for obtaining asylum. During the course, students will develop specific legal skills such as handling client interviews, drafting declarations and conducting direct examinations. In addition, the course will involve consideration of issues that arise in legal practice, including working with translators and managing client expectations. This course is open only to first-year JD students.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

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: ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

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 2019

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

LAW 706E
LAWYERING: FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION: CURRENT RELIGIOUS CONFLICTS

This two unit course takes a deep dive into the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment with a focus on how defending the "First Freedom" conflicts with other civil rights in the modern era. Students will learn the tools to prepare and submit amicus briefs in state and federal courts as well as submit comment letters to executive agencies on matters affecting the exercise of religion.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

LAW 706F
LAWYERING: ECOMMERCE AND PRODUCT COUNSELING

This course will focus on legal and policy considerations related to e-commerce and consumer protection, and will allow students to develop practical lawyering skills from an in-house counsel perspective. With financial services as a use case, this course will cover topics such as FTC and CFPB guidance, UDAAP risks, privacy considerations, consumer consent, transmission of payments and best practices for mobile app user interfaces. We will also analyze novel e-commerce questions applicable to all industries, including biometric authentication. Students will have an opportunity to practice fundamental skills, including product counseling, problem solving and drafting terms of use and privacy policies.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

LAW 706I
LAWYERING: INTERNATIONAL LAW

This course explores the international law system, and in particular the human rights system, from a critical perspective. It focuses on the challenges and dilemmas faced by the different actors who participate in these systems, including victims, witnesses, judges, lawyers, and representatives of national institutions, international organizations, NGOs and civil society organizations. Over the course of the semester, students will confront realistic but simulated situations and problems faced by the different actors; and they will conduct simulated lawyering exercises assuming the roles of lawyers working for the organizations involved.

Units: 2

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

LAW 706V
LAWYERING: LANDLORD-TENANT LAW (HLP)

This course will prepare HLP students for their summer real-world legal apprenticeships by teaching both the substantive law of landlord-tenant disputes and also the skills needed to use and apply the law to resolve the legal problems faced by their real clients. The course will teach students lawyering skills such as interviewing, counseling, and negotiation and to provide students with the opportunity to practice those skills in simulated exercises in preparation for their work during the summer semester, under the supervision of an experienced lawyer in real cases. The course is designed to provide students with essential feedback on their individual progress toward achieving competency in these lawyering skills. Open only to students in the Honors Lawyering Program.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

LAW 706W
LAWYERING: DEATH PENALTY APPEALS & HABEAS CORPUS PETITIONS

Students will learn the substantive law of the death penalty in California and the essential skills for both direct appeals and habeas corpus petitions. Students will engage in short assignments that are designed to introduce them to death penalty litigation, including ineffective assistance of counsel claims. Students will become familiar with statutes and rules of court in order to craft successful motions and related documents.

Units: 2

LAW 706X
LAWYERING: PRIVACY LAW & LAWYERING FUNDAMENTALS

This course provides an introduction to Privacy Law fundamentals, including issues regarding the protection of medical and financial information, with a focus on key provisions of privacy statutes and leading cases. The changing impact of technology such as cloud-based data systems is also examined. Students will learn to negotiate and draft privacy agreements, and how to resolve disputes arising from security and privacy breaches.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

LAW 706Y
LAWYERING: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA)

Since 1967, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has provided the public the right to request access to records from any federal agency. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. Federal agencies are required to disclose any information requested under the FOIA unless it falls under one of nine exemptions which protect interests such as personal privacy, national security, and law enforcement. At its best, it prioritizes transparency, requires accountability, and opens government files to inquiry without the need for litigation. At its worst, it overwhelms government employees, wastes taxpayer dollars, and may be used by lawyers as an unethical substitute for discovery. This lawyering skills class will use real FOIA examples to provide students the opportunity to analyze cases, write, perform internet research, apply statutes and regulations, interview, work as part of a team, and learn about this area of the law.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

LAW 706Z
LAWYERING: INTRODUCTION TO LITIGATION - 1ST STEP

This course will prepare 1st STEP students for their summer trial and evidence program by teaching them basic trial skills necessary to become successful litigators in the courtroom. The course will teach students an overview of litigation, including the differences between civil and criminal law. Students will participate in drafting and arguing a motion, will learn to prepare and be a good witness, and begin the process of reviewing a case file and putting together a trial. Students will end the course presenting jury addresses in a mock-trial setting. The course is designed to provide students with feedback and guidance to prepare them for the intensive summer litigation program. Open only to students applying for 1st STEP.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

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 2018

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 2019

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 2019 , Fall 2018

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 2018

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 2019 , Fall 2018

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 2018

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 2019

LAW 727E
ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH

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 in the Fall or Spring term 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 2019 , Fall 2018 , Summer 2018

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. This course teaches written and oral advocacy in the context of a simulated appellate case file. Students will learn about the appellate process, develop research and analysis skills, prepare an appellate brief, hone critical writing skills, and present oral arguments. In addition to providing a substantial writing experience and deeper understanding of advocacy, the course prepares students to represent GGU in extramural moot court competitions. Successful participants may be invited to join the Moot Court Board. This course satisfies the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Prerequisite: Writing and Research I and II., Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018

LAW 743B
PRIVACY LAW

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: Cyberlaw

Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2019

LAW 743C
PRIVACY LAW & TECHNOLOGY

This course explores the current and rapidly evolving state of the area of privacy law. We will concentrate on privacy issues raised by developments in technology and explore a range of legal approaches and responses, evaluating their effectiveness, consistency, and practicability. Students examine current and emerging technologies as well as attempts at regulation to determine the effectiveness and the impact on business and technology. No prerequisites, but Cyberlaw & Privacy (Law 743B) is recommended.

Units: 2 , Offered: Fall 2018

LAW 745N
BUSINESS NEGOTIATIONS

The course is a practical skills class which involves a semester-long simulated negotiation of a business transaction between a U.S. multinational pharmaceutical corporation and a company in a developing African nation which has a raw material necessary for a new drug. Although the fundamental purpose of the course is to convey practical lessons that are transferable to any business transaction, the course will involve a simulated negotiation between two groups of GGU students. Each team will "represent" one of the two fictional parties to the transaction for the entire semester. Teams of students will work together to produce written communications and lead live negotiations. Course instruction includes negotiations skills, possible structures for the transaction, and a financial analysis of the facts and how that information influences the structure and negotiation of the transaction. Previous or concurrent enrollment in Business Associations is required. This course counts toward the Certificates of Specialization for both Business Law and Intellectual Property Law.

Units: 3

LAW 776C
VETERANS LEGAL ADVOCACY CENTER

Students in this multi-disciplinary on campus program will learn and practice veterans disability law and procedure and represent actual clients before the Department of Veterans Affairs. Under attorney supervision, students will engage in client interviews, attorney-client communications and relationship, evidence gathering, factual investigation, legal research, case strategy, and objective and persuasive legal writing. Students will gain practical experience in veterans and administrative law. Through direct client services, students are exposed to many issues facing indigent clients beyond their interactions with the military. Students are expected to be thoroughly prepared and zealously represent their client. After completion of the course, students will have practiced and experienced many aspects of attorney-client representation, and the undertaking of a legal matter from its initial beginnings to completion. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement. Previous or concurrent enrollment in LAW 776D- Veterans Legal Advocacy Seminar required.

Units: 2 - 4 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018

LAW 776D
VETERANS LEGAL ADVOCACY SEMINAR

The Veterans Legal Advocacy Seminar provides the skills necessary to understand the practice of law, and the theory of veterans' law. The course will supplement a student's legal education by teaching the practical skills necessary to succeed as an attorney in multiple legal areas, while working with real life situations and clients. The course will explore what it means to be an attorney while dealing with actual clients. It teaches students the skills necessary to undertake a legal matter from the initial client meeting to the completion of the case. Skills covered include: client interviewing, attorney-client communications and relationship, evidence gathering, factual investigation, legal research, case strategy, and objective and persuasive legal writing. In class, students will engage in discussions and potential solution to veterans' legal issues, and think critically about policy issues surrounding veterans' disability law and military discharge upgrades. After completion of the course, students will have sharpened their legal skills and obtained the confidence and ability to represent actual clients in a variety of legal settings.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018

LAW 776L
VETERANS LAW & POLICY SEMINAR

Students will enhance their knowledge of legal issues confronting military veterans, service members and their families. Students will also enhance their research and writing skills through engaging in in-depth research on different topics and writing short pieces suitable for publication. Students will write on current or proposed policies or laws that impact service members, veterans or their families with the goal of providing clear explanations, describing the impact, and/or taking a position on the law or policy. Students will also develop their professional presentation skills through short classroom presentations. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

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.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2018 , Summer 2018

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 2019

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. Students required to take this class will be notified and will be automatically withdrawn from their 1L Lawyering elective course. Enrollment in Legal Analysis is by invitation only, but other students who feel that they might benefit from taking this class may apply to the Associate Dean or Director for Student Affairs for permission to add the course.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

LAW 801J
SEX, THE SUPREME COURT, AND THE CONSTITUTION

This course explores the legal development of American constitutional law related to sexual and reproductive activity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and sexuality generally. Over the course of the semester, each student will complete a presentation and paper on a course topic of their choosing with individual feedback from the instructor. This course counts toward completion of the JD Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Prerequisite: Constitutional Law 1. NOTE: This is a mixed mode, online course with approximately 7 required meetings during the scheduled time. Class meetings will occur live but remotely via video conference (you will need a computer or smart phone with a camera). Attendance at the synchronous, live courses is mandatory., Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

LAW 801M
FIRST AMENDMENT FREE EXERCISE AND RELIGIOUS CONFLICTS

This two-unit course will examine the major Free Exercise and Establishment Clause decisions of the United States Supreme Court (including Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission ) and related legislation (especially the Religious Freedom Restoration Act), with a focus on religious exemptions from anti-discrimination laws. Other topics explored include conscience provisions, funding of religion, religious activities on campus, and political activities of religious organizations. The course includes a realistic writing project that satisfies the Upper Division Writing Requirement expected of a junior attorney at an organization advising on a matter implicating free exercise of religion.

Units: 2 , Offered: Fall 2018

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 2019 , Fall 2018

LAW 802B
SECURITIES REGULATION

This course will provide an overview of United States federal securities laws as they relate to the issuance and trading of securities in US capital markets. In particular, we will review the broad arc of the securities laws as they have evolved from Great Depression/New Deal roots through the Boesky/Milken/greenmail scandals of the 1980's, the Enron/WorldCom crises of the 1990s and the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. Students that prepare, attend and participate will learn how and why the securities laws (1) dictate the structure of many capital raising transactions (such as private venture capital financings and initial public offerings) and M&A events, (2) regulate trading in public markets such as the NYSE and Nasdaq, and (3) influence modern corporate governance, control and strategic planning. Pre- or Co-requisite: Business Associations.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2018

LAW 802J
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE & ETHICS

The number and scope of ethical lapses in American corporations continue to escalate, record breaking fines are on the rise, and the desire to prosecute individual employees for corporate misdeeds remains. This course will prepare Finance and Law students to: 1) navigate the complexity of complying with corporate law and regulations; 2) design, implement and maintain effective compliance risk and ethics programs; and 3) support business objectives, using the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines and legal ethics rules as our guides. The course will also introduce students to the common law method by which doctrine is created; the importance and authority of corporate statutes, business and ethics codes, and corporate regulations, and the structure of the U.S. legal system and its various actors and related impact to business models. This course will engage students through case methods to emphasize effective risk management techniques and how to establish and manage risk tolerances and performance measures. This course is invaluable to students who are considering a career in business, law or compliance or have positions in management that support Board of Director activities.

Prerequisite: Business Associations, Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2019

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: 2

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 2019 , Fall 2018 , Summer 2018

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 2019 , Fall 2018 , Summer 2018

LAW 804M
EFFECTIVE BRIEF WRITING & MOTION ADVOCACY

A judge's first impression of a lawyer is often based on the quality of his or her papers. That impression had better be a good one. This course, taught by a superior court judge, will teach students how to effectively draft motions and argue them in a real-world setting. Utilizing a variety of fact patterns, students will develop a portfolio of written work and will receive feedback aimed at building confidence in courtroom advocacy.

Units: 2 , Offered: Fall 2018 , Summer 2018

LAW 804T
TRIAL EVIDENCE AND 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 Experiential Learning Requirement.

Units: 5 , Offered: Summer 2018

LAW 805A
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

This course examines the attorney's 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 2019 , Fall 2018 , Summer 2018

LAW 805P
PRACTICE READY SEMINAR

In addition to oral advocacy, research and writing, and critical thinking, there are a host of other skills that are essential to the success of junior attorneys in their first few years of practice. This course will introduce students to various practical skills, tools, and strategies that will empower them to be "practice ready" and successfully transition from the role of law student to that of a junior attorney. The course will include a discussion and review of the role of the junior attorney within a law firm/legal department, professional goal-setting, strategies for effective communication and work within teams, delegation and resource management, organization and time management, an introduction to common junior-level assignments and how to complete them efficiently and effectively, building a professional network, and an introduction to business development, among other topics.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

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 Property., Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018 , Summer 2018

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., Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018

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., Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018 , Summer 2018

LAW 809B
HLP CLIENT REPRESENTATION

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 2018

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: 2 , Offered: Fall 2018

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 2019

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

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 2018

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 , Offered: Spring 2019

LAW 819E
INTRODUCTION TO EDISCOVERY

In this class you will develop core competencies in eDiscovery, and learn to manage the risks associated with identification, preservation, collection and production of electronically stored information (ESI). ESI comprises approximately 90% of documents produced in a litigation (emails, network databases, Word, excel, social media and cellular data), and ESI significantly increases in volume and complexity with each passing year. Leave this course with an understanding of how to satisfy your eDiscovery obligations under Federal and California law.

Units: 1 , Offered: Spring 2019

LAW 819W
INTRODUCTION TO WRITTEN DISCOVERY

Learn the secrets, shortcuts and pitfalls from an experienced litigator. Gain hands-on experience and outsmart your opponents while avoiding discovery sanctions. You will practice draft and defend written discovery.

Units: 1 , Offered: Spring 2019

LAW 822A
ANIMAL LAW

This course will introduce students to the status of animals in our legal system, substantive laws relating to animals, the use of litigation as a tool to enforce those laws. Through readings, case studies, and skills-based learning, students will gain an understanding of key elements of animal law litigation, such as standing, causes of action, and case development and strategy.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2018

LAW 823G
IP PRACTICUM: PATENT LAW

This course focuses on the primary legal and procedural requirements for preparing and prosecuting patent applications under federal law. The course is designed to introduce students to the main legal doctrines of the patent preparation and prosecution practice, as well as the strategic considerations underlying the lawyering process in this area of intellectual property law. A core component of this course is the use of simulations that require students to complete both written and oral assignments that emulate actual legal practice in patent preparation and prosecution, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Students will receive extensive feedback on assignments in order to enhance active learning of legal skills, legal writing skills, and professional development. Among the assignments, students may practice drafting patent applications, responding to office actions, performing patentability searches, and preparing client letters. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

LAW 823P
IP PRACTICUM: TRADEMARK & COPYRIGHT TRANSACTIONS

This course focuses on the primary legal and procedural requirements for registering, maintaining, exploiting, and enforcing trademarks and copyrights under federal law. The course is designed to introduce students to the main legal doctrines of trademark and copyright transactional practice, as well as the strategic considerations underlying the lawyering process in these areas of intellectual property law. A core component of this course is the use of simulations that require students to complete both written and oral assignments that emulate actual legal practice in trademark and copyright prosecution, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the U.S. Copyright Office. Students will receive extensive feedback on assignments in order to enhance active learning of legal skills, legal writing skills, and professional development. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement.

Prerequisite: Trademark Law of the US or Copyright Law of the US or Intellectual Property Law Survey., Units: 2

LAW 823T
TRADE SECRETS LAW

This course will provide students with an introduction to a specific discipline of Intellectual Property Law that has experienced spectacular growth with the advances in digital technology and the proliferation of technological entrepreneurism. The course will provide students with an understanding of what trade secrets are and why they are crucial to a business enterprise. Students will gain some practical experience in how trade secrets are protected and managed in order to facilitate their understanding of the concept of misappropriation of trade secrets. Finally, the course will allow students to become familiar with trade secret litigation (tactics and defenses), remedies for misappropriation of trade secrets, and the criminal consequences of trade secret misappropriation. The course will use a problem/case-study approach in dealing with the basics of trade secret law and the legal issues arising from the misappropriation of trade secrets. This course stresses the practical aspects of trade secret law by giving students the opportunity to produce meaningful deliverables in the same manner as they would as a junior associate in a law firm.

Units: 2

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 2019

LAW 826R
BUSINESS 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: Spring 2019

LAW 827B
VENTURE CAPITAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

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: Spring 2019

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. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Units: 2

LAW 830
EDUCATION LAW SEMINAR

This course will explore the legal framework and policy controversies surrounding public education. Topics will include compulsory education; homeschooling, charter schools, vouchers and challenges to the traditional school model; the special employment status of school teachers; students' rights of free expression; special education; student discipline; and the quest for equity in public education. For each topic, students will consider (1) the key contours of the law as it stands; (2) how the law informs the operation of the public school system; (3) what policy judgments are reflected in the current state of the law; and (4) what changes should be made to the law in order to advance worthy policy goals. Students will discover the workings of the administrative state and the relationships between constitutions, statues, case law, and executive-branch regulations. Students will explore the ways in which that multifaceted law-making process informs both our understanding of the current law as well as strategies to improve the law. This course satisfies the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Units: 2

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 2018

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

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 2018

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 2019

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 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. Special scheduling arrangements can be made on a case-by-case basis for night students.

Units: 2 - 3 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018

LAW 834F
FEDERAL 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

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: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018

LAW 834H
CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL AND LAND USE LAW

This course focuses on California constitutional provisions, California statutes and California court decisions that pertain to environmental protection, natural resources and land use regulation. Topics covered include the California Environmental Quality Act, California Coastal Act, California Forest Practices Act, California Endangered Species Act, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), public trust law, surface water rights, California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), California planning and zoning law, conditional use permits and variances, regulatory takings claims related to land use restrictions, and the use of specialized mandamus lawsuits in California to challenge the decisions of local and state environmental/land use agencies. A significant portion of the grade for this course involves analysis of the Complaint and trial court briefs in an environmental lawsuit challenging portions of the California High Speed Rail project.

Units: 3

LAW 836E
EQUALITY LAW SEMINAR

In this course, students will work on an in-depth research and writing project under the broad topic of equality law. Topics may include such issues as gender-based violence as well as sex, race and sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace, in education, the military and other areas. This course satisfies the Upper Division Writing requirement.

Units: 2

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., Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2018

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 , Offered: Fall 2018

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. Prior completion of Family Law and Community Property is recommended, but not required, and may also be taken concurrently. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

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, personal and business deductions, and capital gains and losses.

Prerequisite: Property, Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2018

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. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2018

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

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: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

LAW 844
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS: U.S.A. LAWS AND POLICIES

This course provides an introduction to basic human rights principles, instruments and institutions. In particular it will examine several current issues within their historical context in the United States, in addition to new ones that may unfold throughout the semester. It will begin with historical origins of the human rights regime, and in particular the role the US played in the adoption of historic human rights declarations, agreements, and treaties. We will examine key political organs, such as the Security Council and the Human Rights Council, and the bodies monitoring a state's treaty obligations. For the US, this will be based on its treaty ratifications and other agreements to abide by international human rights. Examples of current US legislation and policies will illustrate some of the key human rights issues for our in-depth class discussions and their impact on human lives. We continue to examine the relationship between international human rights laws and US constitutional principles. Issues such as refugees and cross-border migration, women's rights, extreme poverty, and the right to health care, that include discussion of both traditional civil and political rights, along with economic, social and cultural rights.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

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

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: 2 , Offered: Fall 2018

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 2019 , Fall 2018

LAW 857A
ENERGY & CLIMATE 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.

Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2019

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 three 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 2019

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 2019 , Fall 2018

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 is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

Units: 1 - 2 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018

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 2019 , Fall 2018 , Summer 2018

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 2019 , Fall 2018

LAW 862B
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW JOURNAL WRITER II

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

Units: 1 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018

LAW 862C
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW JOURNAL ASSOC. EDITOR

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

Units: 1 - 2 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018

LAW 862D
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW JOURNAL EDIT. BOARD

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

Units: 1 - 2 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018 , Summer 2018

LAW 863
PRACTICAL LEGAL WRITING

Starting bar review preparation early with a targeted purpose and approach is essential for exam success. Practical Legal Writing (PLW) is the first of two bar preparation classes students are encouraged to take in their final year of law school. In this course, through an introduction to the Performance Test section of the California Bar Exam, students will begin to develop the analytical and writing skills needed for success on the bar exam as a whole. Students will learn how to organize and write the various documents frequently tested via weekly simulation and review. Individual feedback is provided at several points in the semester to ensure progress and improvement. In addition to PLW, students are encouraged to take Early Bar Preparation (EBP) in their final semester for an in-depth substantive review of the most tested topics of the seven MBE subjects with an emphasis on essays and multiple choice questions. Students who have taken both PLW and EBP will be familiar with each component of the bar exam and enter their winter or summer bar review equipped with the framework and skills necessary to ensure a productive study period.

Units: 2 , Offered: Fall 2018

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 2018

LAW 863E
EARLY BAR PREP

In this course, students begin bar preparation early in their last semester of law school. Early Bar Preparation will be a review of the most tested topics of all seven MBE subjects (Civil Procedure, Contracts, Real Property, Evidence, Criminal Law and Procedure, Torts, and Constitutional Law). Students will learn and understand the components that make up the bar exam (essay, MBE and PT) and develop successful approaches to studying for the bar exam. Upon completion of Early Bar Preparation, students will have an in-depth review of the major topics within the seven subjects covered on the MBE, and therefore reduce the time needed to review these subjects during their post-graduation bar preparation period. The course will include instruction on both MBE and essay writing approaches and techniques.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018

LAW 865P
LEGISLATION & PUBLIC POLICY

This course will help students to build capacity to do advocacy and policy-related work. Students will learn to draft legislation and do what it takes to get it passed. The course will provide students with advocacy skills in the areas of legislative research; drafting bills, and building politically powerful support or opposition to proposed legislative vehicles. It will also help students understand California's policy landscape, including State legislative, budget and administrative policy processes. The course will require students to work in teams on practical exercises building toward their final project.

Units: 2

LAW 866E
CITIES LAW & POLICY SEMINAR

In this innovative local government seminar, students will (1) learn the basics about the roles of cities, counties, and districts in California government, and (2) conduct original research and draft real-world law and policy memoranda for real city and county clients. Law and policy research will likely focus on labor and employment law, but may also include water rights, language translation, and other subjects. Students in this class must be intellectually curious and flexible, eager to serve public entity clients, and have the highest standards of professionalism. The student memoranda will satisfy GGU's upper-division writing requirement, and there may be an opportunity to publish them online.

Units: 2

LAW 867B
CALIFORNIA ELECTION LAW

The ballot initiative is a process of participatory democracy that enables citizens to directly enact new legislation or repeal existing laws. Today, a wide variety of hot button topics such as criminal justice policy, civil rights, and environmental protections are debated and decided by voters via ballot initiatives and referendums on the local level in San Francisco, statewide in California, and in 25 other states across the country. The class will provide students with an understanding of election law related to the constitutional and legal framework for ballot initiatives in California and the U.S. Students will learn the practical skills necessary to draft, critically analyze, and defend ballot initiatives for government, non-profit, or private clients interested in sponsoring legislation or challenging existing laws. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

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. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Units: 2

LAW 870D
MINDFULNESS FOR LAWYERS

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 2019 , Fall 2018

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 2019

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 874
ECOMMERCE AND PRODUCT COUNSELING: A CONSUMER PROTECTION PERSPECTIVE

This course will focus on legal and policy considerations related to e-commerce and consumer protection, and will allow students to develop practical lawyering skills from an in-house counsel perspective. With financial services as a use case, this course will cover topics such as FTC and CFPB guidance, UDAAP risks, privacy considerations, the TCPA and consumer consent, transmission of payments, digital contracting, and best practices for mobile app user interfaces. Although the course will highlight financial services, students will analyze novel e-commerce questions applicable to all industries (e.g., biometric authentication and geolocation tracking), and will draft agreements including terms of use and privacy policies.

Units: 2 , Offered: Fall 2018

LAW 875
PATENT LAW OF THE US

This course offers an in-depth exploration of patent law and patent litigation practice. The course covers understanding of the patent document and the patent prosecution process, patent infringement, claim construction, requirements for patentability, defenses to patent infringement, and patent remedies. The course involves readings and discussions related to substantive patent law and practical exercises designed to teach the class how to litigate a patent case. These practical exercises include written pleadings, motions, and papers as well as in-class litigation exercises. A technical background is not required. This course satisfies the upper division writing requirement. This course satisfies a requirement of the Intellectual Property Law Certificate. 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 2018

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

LAW 882D
REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT

This advanced course covers legal problems that arise out of the development of real property. Topics include an overview of real estate investment analysis, selection of the acquiring entity, issues in the acquisition of real estate, land use problems, environmental issues, financing, and leasing. The orientation of the course is from the developer's point of view.

Prerequisite: Property and Real Estate Transactions. Recommended: Federal Income Taxation., 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 2019 , Fall 2018 , Summer 2018

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.

Units: 1 , Offered: Fall 2018

LAW 885B
WOMEN'S 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: 2 - 3 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018

LAW 885C
TRANSACTIONAL DRAFTING

In this course, students will develop fundamental transactional skills inherent in all areas of law practice through negotiating, designing, drafting, and evaluating agreements, licenses, and leases. Students will study and learn: the components of agreements; the proper use of forms and boilerplate terms; how to draft precisely; how to design a deal; the importance of and how to conduct due diligence; and negotiation tactics and ethics. Working individually and in teams, students will evaluate and critique language and provisions in a range of contracts, research applicable law to ensure enforceability of key provisions, draft due diligence and deal design memos, and negotiate and draft agreements and licenses. This course counts toward completion of the Upper Division Writing Requirement.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

LAW 885G
GENDER BASED VIOLENCE SEMINAR

Sexual violence in the home, in the public space and in the workforce is a significant problem in the United States and around the world. This is a research and writing seminar in which each student (and the professor) will engage in an in-depth legal research project resulting in a paper of publishable quality within the broad topic of gender-based violence law. Using primarily law review articles we will study current legal and social issues surrounding gender-based violence and the intersections of race, gender, ability and sexual identity. We will consider these issues under U.S. law, international law and learn how other countries address these problems. Students will hone their critical thinking, analytical and written and oral communication skills as well as their understanding of gender-based violence. This course satisfies the upper division writing requirement.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

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: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018

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 2018

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: 2 , Offered: Fall 2018

LAW 895A
CURRICULAR PRACTICAL TRAINING (JD)

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. Students wishing to enroll must obtain approval from the Law School's Designated Official in order to enroll.

Units: 0 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018 , Summer 2018

LAW 896A
EXTERNSHIP: CIVIL FIELD PLACEMENT

This course includes both classroom and field work components. In class, students work toward effectiveness in the field by developing skills, engaging in discussion, and reflecting on goals and performance. In the field, students practice civil litigation or transactional work at private or non-profit law offices, government agencies, or in the legal departments of businesses. Class meets on six Mondays from 4:30-6:10 PM. Three classes meet on campus. Three classes meet by video conference. Students may earn 2-8 credits and the class is offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement and is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis. Application required by deadline to enroll and is subject to approval by the Externships Director. The deadline is posted on the externships web page found at law.ggu.edu/clinics-and-centers/externships.

Units: 2 - 8 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018 , Summer 2018

LAW 896B
EXTERNSHIP: ADVANCED

This course is open only to students who are repeating an externship in civil or criminal practice. It includes both classroom and field work components. In class, students build on skills developed in prior externships, engage in discussion, and reflect on progressive goals and performance. In the field, students continue their practice in criminal or civil litigation or transactional work. Fieldwork does not need to be in the same office as the previous externship. Class meets on six Mondays from 4:30-6:10 PM. Three classes meet on campus. Three classes meet by video conference. Students may earn 2-13 units in fall/spring and 2-8 credits in summer. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement and is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis. Application required by deadline to enroll and is subject to approval by the Externships Director. The deadline is posted on the externships web page found at law.ggu.edu/clinics-and-centers/externships.

Units: 2 - 13 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018 , Summer 2018

LAW 896C
EXTERNSHIP: JUDICIAL

This course includes both classroom and field work components. In class, students work toward effectiveness in the field by developing skills, engaging in discussion, and reflecting on goals and performance. In the field, students practice research, writing, and engage with the neutral aspect of litigation. Class meets on six Mondays from 4:30-6:10 PM. Three classes meet on campus. Three classes meet by video conference. Evidence is a prerequisite. Minimum G.P.A. requirements are 2.5 for state court and 2.75 for federal court. Students may earn 2-13 credits in fall/spring and 2-8 credits in summer. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement and is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis. Application required by deadline to enroll and is subject to approval by the Externships Director. The deadline is posted on the externships web page found at law.ggu.edu/clinics-and-centers/externships.

Units: 2 - 13 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018 , Summer 2018

LAW 896F
EXTERNSHIP: CRIMINAL LITIGATION

This course includes both classroom and field work components. In class, students work toward effectiveness in the field by developing skills, engaging in discussion, and reflecting on goals and performance. In the field, students practice criminal litigation in private practice or government agencies. Class meets on six Mondays from 4:30-6:10 PM. Three classes meet on campus. Three classes meet by video conference. Evidence is a co- or pre-requisite. Students may earn 2-8 credits and the class is offered Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement and is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis. Application required by deadline to enroll and is subject to approval by the Externships Director. The deadline is posted on the externships web page found at law.ggu.edu/clinics-and-centers/externships.

Units: 2 - 8 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018

LAW 896R
EXTERNSHIP: CONSUMER RIGHTS

This course includes both classroom and field work components held at the Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco. In class, students learn how to defend against debt-collection lawsuits. In the field, students engage in a clinical practice with attorney supervision as they advocate for clients sued by creditors. The classes and clinics are held on selected Wednesday evenings and also on the last Saturday of the month. Students earn 2 credits, but those who are certified by the State Bar's Practical Training of Law Students program may petition instructor for a third credit. This course is offered in Spring and is restricted to part-time students during priority registration. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement and is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis. Students may enroll directly without additional externship application via GGU4You.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

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

LAW 897B
INTRODUCTION TO DEPOSITIONS

Most civil lawsuits are won and lost in discovery. Develop a strong foundation for one of the most critical phases of civil pretrial discovery - the deposition. Learn techniques and strategies developed to maximize your time during a deposition and to get at the heart of the other side's case. This course will cover how to prepare for a deposition, effectively use documents during a deposition, deal with difficult counsel, and defend against a deposition.

Units: 1 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018

LAW 897C
CIVIL LITIGATION: DEPOSITIONS

This course focuses on the practical and theoretical aspects of preparing for, taking and defending depositions in the course of litigation. Students will learn deposition strategies and questioning techniques using a variety of simulations to provide students with a wide array of contexts. The course is designed to give students continual practice and feedback in order to maximize skill-development, preparation and skills needed to handle clients, deponents and other lawyers to achieve optimal resolution of a case. Co-requisite: Evidence.

Units: 2

LAW 897J
INTRODUCTION TO JURY SELECTION

You've lived with the case for years, immersed in every little detail. But now it's time for trial: what will a jury think? This course will teach you how to think through your case like a juror and prepare it for a lay audience, how to write and conduct effective voir dire to identify (and strike) problematic or biased jurors, and how to strategically select the best jury you can.

Units: 1 , Offered: Fall 2018

LAW 897L
INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL LITIGATION

Apply the skills learned in Trial Advocacy in the context of a criminal case. The class is divided into trial teams assigned to prosecution or defense. The class begins with the staging of a mock crime, it is reported, a suspect is arrested, charges are filed, and the prosecution commences. The class proceeds through major phases of a criminal trial.

Units: 1 , Offered: Spring 2019

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. This course counts toward completion of the Experiential Learning Requirement.

Prerequisite: Evidence, and either Trial Advocacy or Trial Evidence & Advocacy., Units: 3

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 2019 , Fall 2018

LAW 899D
COMPETITION: CHILDREN AND FAMILY LAW

Students compete in one of three national moot court competitions in family law, providing them with an one-of-a-kind opportunity to develop and refine their advocacy skills through briefing and presenting oral arguments related to case scenarios involving timely, complex, and challenging issues. A team of two or three students will prepare and submit an appellate brief representing one side, and present oral arguments representing both sides. Competitions may include the National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare & Adoption Law, the Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition, and the National Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition. Enrollment in this course is limited to members of the Moot Court Board. Students may not enroll without explicit permission.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

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.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

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 2019 , Fall 2018

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.

Prerequisite: Appellate Advocacy and one introductory environmental law course; or permission of the instructor., Units: 1 - 2 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018

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 2019 , Fall 2018

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.

Units: 1 - 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

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.

Units: 1 - 2 , Offered: Fall 2018

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.

Units: 1 - 2 , Offered: Spring 2019 , Fall 2018

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 work in a team of two or three students, write an appellate brief on a current legal topic and to argue both sides of 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. Enrollment in this course is limited to members of the Moot Court Board. Students may not enroll without explicit permission.

Units: 2 , Offered: Spring 2019

LAW 899X
COMPETITION: NATIONAL MOOT COURT

The National Moot Court Competition, co-sponsored by the New York City Bar and the American College of Trial Lawyers, is a long-standing appellate moot court competition which emphasizes the development of appellate brief writing and oral advocacy skills through an interscholastic appellate advocacy experience. Competitors research and write an appellate brief on a matter of national significance in a hypothetical appeal, followed by oral argument before a mock court. This competition is held between September and January each year. Enrollment in this course is limited to members of the Moot Court Board. Students may not enroll without explicit permission.

Units: 2 , Offered: Fall 2018