Upper Division Course Offerings

The following is a list of approved courses offered at ASU Law:

Some courses listed may not be taught every semester. Many courses on special topics are not listed below but do appear regularly in registration materials. Visit the website for additional course listings.

LAW 515 Contracts
Explores common law legal method and the structure of Article 2 of the U.C.C. in the context of issues of contract formation. 

LAW 516 Criminal Law
Basic principles of criminal liability.

LAW 517 Torts
Legal protections of personality, property, and relational interests against physical, economic, and emotional harms. 

LAW 518 Civil Procedure
Explores the structure of a lawsuit and techniques of alternative dispute resolution. Specific topics include commencement of suit, joinder of parties, discovery, pretrial motions, subject matter and personal jurisdiction, res judicata, collateral estoppel, and choice of law under the Erie doctrine.

LAW 519 Legal Method and Writing
Examines methods used to analyze legal problems. Reviews precedent statutory construction and basic res judicata problems. Use of basic legal writing formats. 

LAW 522 Constitutional Law I
Role of courts in the federal system, distribution of powers between state and federal governments, and the role of procedure in litigation of constitutional questions. 

LAW 523 Property

Indicia of ownership, found property, estates in land, landlord-tenant, non-possessory interests, nuisance, land use planning, and transfers of interests in property.

LAW 524 Legal Advocacy 
Continues LAW 519 and further develops skills in legal research and legal writing with and emphasis on advocacy.

LAW 600 Administrative Law 
Administrative process, emphasizing nature of powers exercised by administrative agencies of government, problems of procedure, and scope of judicial review. 

LAW 601 Antitrust Law 
Legislation and its implementation to prevent monopoly and business practices in restraint of trade, including restrictive agreements involving price-fixing, trade association activities, and resale price maintenance. 

LAW 602 Civil Procedure II
Focuses on the Rules of Civil Procedure and how lawyers use the Rules in litigating civil cases from initiation through the pre-trial stages.  

LAW 603 Conflict of Laws
Problems arising when the operative facts of a case are connected with more than one state or nation. Choice of law, bases of jurisdiction, effect of foreign judgments, and underlying federal and constitutional issues.

LAW 604 Criminal Procedure
A study of constitutional criminal procedure with major emphasis on the Sixth Amendment's right to counsel, the Fifth Amendment's right against self-incrimination, and the Fourth Amendment's right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.

LAW 605 Evidence
Principles and practice governing the competency of witnesses and presentation of evidence, including the rules of exclusion and roles of lawyer, judge, and jury under the adversary system. 

LAW 606 Federal Income Taxation
Federal income tax in relation to concepts of income, property arrangement, business activity, and current tax problems, with focus on the process of tax legislation and administration. 

LAW 607 Nanotechnology Seminar
This seminar will provide an overview of the legal and policy issues relating to nanotechnology, including risk management, national and international regulations, intellectual property, privacy issues, and liability issues. 

LAW 610 Advanced Criminal Procedure 
Topics in criminal procedure, with emphasis on legal constraints on grand jury investigations, police practices, pretrial release, preliminary hearings, prosecutorial discretion, and plea bargaining. 

LAW 611 Estate and Gift Tax
Tax laws relating to transfer of wealth both at death and during lifetime, including federal estate tax, gift tax, and income taxation of estates and trusts. 

LAW 612 Family Law
Legal and non-legal problems that an individual may encounter because of a situation as a family member. 

LAW 613 Federal Courts
Federal judicial system; relationship of federal and state law; jurisdiction of federal courts and their relation to state courts.

LAW 614 International Contracts
This course explores the laws applicable to international contractual relations, focusing heavily on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

LAW 615 Public International Law
This course is an introduction to public international law, which is generally the law governing relations among states. Most fundamentally, the course will explain how international law has developed, how modern international law is made, and how it is enforced.

LAW 616 Jurisprudence
Introduces legal philosophy, with readings on the nature of law and legal reasoning, the relationship between law and morality and equality and social justice.

LAW 617 Genetics and the Law
Provides background on genetics and recent genetic advances; addresses the legal consequences and issues associated with such advances.

LAW 618 Decedent’s Estates

Substantive concepts involved in transmitting wealth, including interstate succession, wills and will substitutes, the modern trust as a family protective device, creation of future interests in a planned estate, social restrictions of a non-tax nature, and methods of devoting property to charitable purposes.

LAW 620 Civil Rights Legislation

Coverage of the rights and remedies provided by federal civil rights legislation, principally, the key provisions of the Reconstruction Era Civil Rights Acts, portions of the employment discrimination legislation, and voting rights legislation.

LAW 621 Sales & Leases of Goods

Advanced issues involving the formation and interpretation of sales and lease contracts. Focuses primarily on Articles 2 and 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code.

LAW 622 Secured Transactions

Secured transactions under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and other relevant sections. Overview of the creation, perfection, and priority effects of security interests. Financing of business enterprise and consumer credit.

LAW 624 Community Property

In-depth exploration of community property, with emphasis on Arizona law but comparative treatment with the other community states and the uniform Marital Property Act.

LAW 625 Constitutional Law II

The course will deal with individual rights protected by the U.S. Constitution. Specific areas will include substantive due process, freedom of expression and religion, and equal protection.

LAW 626 Writing for Law Practice

This course reviews and develops writing, research, and analytical skills introduced in the first year of law school and introduces you to new research techniques and drafting skills.

LAW 627 Corporate Taxation

This is the basic course on the tax problems of corporations and shareholders.

LAW 628 Creditor-Debtor Relations

Creditors’ remedies in satisfaction of claims and debtors’ protection and relief under bankruptcy, other laws.

LAW 629 Employment Law

Employment law topics, including testing, privacy, OSHA, FLSA, benefits, worker’s compensation, rights to compensation, workplace emotional injuries, termination, and sexual harassment.

LAW 630 Employment Discrimination

Focuses primarily on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

LAW 631 Environmental Law

A survey of the principal themes in environmental regulation and policy, using cases and other materials arising under the various major environmental statutes. This course will explore the legal, policy, economic, scientific, and ethical aspects of environmental protection.

LAW 632 Federal Indian Law I

Federal Indian Law I surveys the political and legal relationship of Native Nations to the United States.

LAW 633 Law, Litigation, and Science

Fills a gap in the education of most lawyers, namely, how to effectively think about and use empirical evidence.

LAW 635 Juvenile Law

Special problems in the juvenile system.

LAW 636 Land Use Planning

Legal problems in the regulation and control of land development by state and local governments. Administration of zoning, subdivision, and other planning controls; issues of fairness and procedure in the utilization of such controls.

LAW 638 Professional Responsibility

This course will examine the law and ethics of lawyering. Emphasis will be given to the formally promulgated A.B.A. Model Rules that govern the professional responsibility of lawyers and their interpretation and application.

LAW 639 Natural Resource Law

This course will cover the history of federal public land law, the administration of federal public lands, and the interpretation and application of the major federal laws affecting public land management, including the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the National Forest Management Act, the Wilderness Act, the Taylor Grazing Act, and the Mining Law of 1872.

LAW 640 Securities Regulation

This course covers the basic concepts and problems in the regulation of securities transactions under the Securities Act of 1933, which is the primary federal statute governing rights, duties, and remedies in connection with the financing of business operations through the sale of securities to the public.

LAW 643 Water Law

This course will address the basic legal principles involved in acquiring, maintaining, transferring, and adjudicating property rights in water.

LAW 645 Patent Law

In-depth examination of substantive patent law as it applies to the commercialization and enforcement of patent rights.

LAW 646 Copyright Law

This course provides a detailed introduction to the law of copyright. It emphasizes the basics of traditional copyright protection for art, music, and literature and but also considers the application of those basic principles in an age of digital technology.

LAW 647 Mass Tort Litigation
Examines unique procedural and substantive issues that arise in mass tort litigation.

LAW 648 International Intellectual Property

This course will examine the international system for regulation and direction of intellectual property.

LAW 649 Scientific Evidence

Examines the use of scientists and scientific tests or studies in criminal and civil litigation.

LAW 650 Health Law & Policy

This course will cover the major aspects of health care law, including access to care, consent, privacy, professional liability, financing, managed care, fraud, abuse and self referral, antitrust, privileging, corporate and tax structures and regulation and reproductive and end of life issues.

LAW 651 Public Health Law & Ethics

Ensuring the health and well-being of citizens is among the fundamental goals of American government. While state and local governments have broad powers to provide for the public’s health, government action to protect health and well-being may conflict with constitutionally-protected rights of individuals.

LAW 652 Bioethics and the Law

Covers a range of issues relating primarily to human reproduction and life and death decisions.

LAW 653 Bankruptcy

Covers basic bankruptcy law and practices.

LAW 654 Business Organizations

This course will study to following areas: The principal agency relationship and the doctrines of fiduciary responsibility and conflicts of interest; partnerships, including general and limited partnerships; the limited liability company; and the corporation. We will focus on the responsibilities of boards of directors, the rights of shareholders and the similarities and differences between closely-held and publicly-traded corporations.

LAW 655 Chapter 11

Covers the law and practice of reorganizing business entities under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

LAW 656 Real Estate and Businesses Valuation

Focuses on the valuation of interests in real property and closely-held businesses.

LAW 657 Private Property Rights

Explores the conflict between property rights and the right of the government to acquire private property for public use.

LAW 658 Arizona Constitutional Law
 Examines the basic provisions of the Arizona Constitution and the judicial decisions interpreting those provisions.

LAW 660 Advanced Estate Planning

This course will cover advanced estate planning and estate administration issues. Specifically, advanced valuation issues, marital deduction planning, fiduciary income tax, grantor trust income tax, issues relating to charitable trusts, and the generation skipping transfer tax.

LAW 661 Constitutional Literacy

Academic complement to the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Program where law students teach constitutional law to high school students.

LAW 662 ADR and Employment Law

The use of alternative dispute resolution has been most extensive in the area of employment law. Mediation and arbitration are widely used not only in the collective bargaining setting, but also in virtually every aspect of the employment relationship. This course will offer the student a comprehensive review of the subject with special emphasis on the extensive body of law that has developed in regulating employer-imposed arbitration.

LAW 664 Intellectual Property

Surveys the laws conventionally grouped as intellectual property, with a focus on patents, copyrights, and trademarks.

LAW 667 FDA Regulation

Examines the regulation of drugs, medical devices, and biologics by the Food and Drug Administration.

LAW 691 Law, Accounting, and Finance

This course is designed to introduce the basic elements of financial accounting to attorneys. This course will present the “Fundamentals of Accounting” as well as the “Accounting Principles” that form the foundation for current day accounting.

LAW 691 Animal Law

The course will survey the growing field of animal law.

LAW 691 Appellate Advocacy

Appellate Advocacy is a 2-credit writing course that builds on the research and writing skills learned during the first year of law school. Students will learn the basic procedure of federal appellate practice and will learn persuasive drafting techniques.

LAW 691 Arizona Water Law
This seminar will focus on Arizona water allocation issues currently pending in several different forums, including Arizona and federal courts, the United States Congress, the Arizona legislature, Arizona and federal administrative agencies, and negotiations between private parties. Featured topics will likely include the ongoing adjudication of water rights in the Gila River and its tributaries, settlements of Indian tribal water rights claims, allocation of Colorado River water, the effect of the Endangered Species Act on water use and allocation, proposals to drain Lake Powell, the relationship between surface water and groundwater law, and the public trust doctrine.

LAW 691 Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy

This course will examine the legal, regulatory, scientific, policy and ethical aspects of biotechnology, focusing on genetically engineered plants and animals.

LAW 691 Class Actions

This course will focus on class actions and will cover such issues as class action jurisdiction, class member definition and identification, prerequisites to class certification under Rule 23, the class certification decision, class notice, settlement and trial.

LAW 691 Commercial Real Estate Law and Practice

A study of the legal principles governing commercial real estate transactions and their practical application by the practitioner, including purchases and sales, title insurance, secured financing, foreclosures, and commercial leases.  

LAW 691 Construction Law

This course will focus on construction, a special area of commercial litigation in which key issues related to drafting, evidence, pleadings, procedures, remedies, and insurance are often litigated in Arizona.

LAW 691 Contract Drafting

This course provides students with the opportunity to learn the basic principles of contract drafting, interpretation, and negotiation. This course will also introduce students to the role of the transactional lawyer

LAW 691 Corporate Governance Law

This course will examine the legal and regulatory aspects of corporate governance and the standards that the law expects directors to conform to.

LAW 691 Cyberspace Law

The Cyberspace Law course will examine a diverse group of emerging cyberspace legal issues with a focus on the interface of jurisdictional and intellectual
property regimes with the virtual world of the Internet.

LAW 691 Death Penalty

This course will survey the major constitutional and operational issues with respect to the death penalty in the United States.

LAW 691 Election Law

This course reviews the key constitutional provisions, statutes, and court decisions governing such topics as the expansion of the franchise, presidential selection, redistricting, campaign finance reform, and direct democracy. Weekly lectures may include guest speakers who have participated in federal and state campaigns.

LAW 691 Entertainment Law and Practice

This course is designed to give students a look into the actual practice of entertainment law, and beyond, into the true role of lawyers in the modern entertainment world.

LAW 691 Federal Criminal Practice & Procedure

This is a clinical class that teaches fundamental federal practice and procedure. The paradigm uses a simulated federal criminal case.

LAW 691 Great Traditions in Jurisprudence

The purpose of this course is to consider the ‘great traditions’ of jurisprudence.

LAW 691 Human Rights

This course is a general introduction to international human rights law, theory, and practice. It discusses the emergence of international human rights norms and the means by which they are created, promoted, and enforced.

LAW 691 IP Commercialization & Technology Transfer
Seminar
This course examines the scientific, legal, and business processes that underlie the commercialization of intellectual property created at research institutions.

LAW 691 Indian Economic Development

This seminar will focus on a wide range of contemporary tribal economic development issues.

LAW 691 Indian Legal Research

This course will teach students how to research Federal Indian law and tribal law issues. In addition to providing instruction about how to use particular research tools and sources, this course will teach students how to analyze research problems and how and why to use particular types of sources in their legal analysis.

LAW 691 Insurance Law

This course is an introduction to insurance law principles.

LAW 691 Intellectual Property

This course will survey the laws conventionally grouped as “intellectual property,” with a focus on patents, copyrights, and trademarks.

LAW 691 Intellectual Property Portfolio Management

This course exposes students, steeped in intellectual property law, to important client business strategies.

LAW 691 International Environmental Law

International environmental law has expanded dramatically since 1972. With the increasing attention being given to global climate change and the idea of sustainable development, it is again taking center stage in international relations and increasingly in US policy, with the recent appointment of a national climate coordinator. This course will introduce the history, theory, principles and mechanisms of international environmental law. It will consider how to create and structure legal instruments and procedures that can deal effectively with the challenges of global sustainable development. Since the field is so vast, we will concentrate on two substantive areas: the international law of the atmosphere, including air pollution, the ozone layer and climate change; and the international law of biodiversity, including biodiversity in general, endangered species and habitat protection.

LAW 691 International Law of Trade

This course will cover economic and political theories of trade; the WTO as an organization; the major principles and exceptions of international trade law; and the status and future outlook of the current round of global trade negotiations. We will also consider how the rules of trade law interact with other important issues, such as protection of the environment and human health.

LAW 691 International Institutions & Global
Governance
This course examines how the international community organizes its responses to global problems.  

LAW 691 International Tax

This course examines the issues of international taxation.

LAW 691 International Trade & Sustainable
Development
This course introduces the rules and institutions that govern the two principal areas of international economic activity, trade and foreign investment.

LAW 691 Introduction to English Legal History

The course will focus on the creation of the Common Law as a legal system during the 12th and 13th centuries and on its subsequent development down to the 17th century.

LAW 691 Law & Lit/Philosophy in Literature

This course will explore works of literature--novels, short stories, plays, etc.--that raise important issues of law and justice.

LAW 691 Law of International Trade

This course will cover economic and political theories of trade; the World Trade Organization (WTO) as an organization; the major principles and exceptions of WTO law; the status and future outlook of the current round of global trade negotiations; the parallel regime for international investment; and to the extent there is time some controversial issues such as the use of trade policy to promote human or worker rights and to advance national security.

LAW 691 Law of the European Union

This three credit course is designed as a general overview of the legal system of the European Union.

LAW 691 Oral Appellate Advocacy 
This is not a course on appellate law or procedure. We will focus on the techniques and dynamics of appellate advocacy, with special emphasis on oral argument. Some aspects of brief writing and presentation will also be covered, but the core offering is an effort to build solid clinical skills in oral advocacy in appellate courts. 

LAW 691 Patent Litigation 
This course will explore the nature of patent disputes --- how they arise, the issues involved, and how they are resolved. 

LAW 691 Patent Prosecution 
The course is targeted at teaching the fundamental knowledge and skills required for preparing patent applications for filing at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and pursuing them to issuance. 

LAW 691 Prisoner Rights
 
The course provides an overview and basic understanding of the rights of prisoners within the United States penal system. Emphasis will be placed on prisoners' civil rights under the U.S. Constitution and 42U.S.C. Section 1983, including claims such as access to courts, conditions of confinement, religious freedoms, excessive use of force and ineffective medical assistance. 

LAW 691 Research Methods in International Law 
International legal research, whether for professional or academic purposes, relies on materials and methods that are quite different from those required for domestic legal research. In particular, primary historical, governmental, journalistic, and live interview sources provide much of the source material for research in this field. 

LAW 691 Separation of Powers
This class will study the separation of powers in our federal government by examining the impact of key historical events on constitutional law. Topics will include the election of 1800, the Civil War, the Great Depression and World War II, presidential impeachments, and the war on terror. 

LAW 691 Sexual Orientation and the Law
 
This 3-credit survey class will explore a number of issues relevant to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community. The course encompasses a significant amount of constitutional law, especially substantive due process, equal protection, and the First Amendment. 

LAW 691 Tax Controversies
 
This course will focus on Federal income tax procedures and practice. It will examine the process by which taxes are determined, reported, assessed, challenged, adjudicated, and collected.

LAW 691 Taxation of Business Entities I
This course examines the federal income tax treatment of business entities and their stakeholders, including primarily corporations and their shareholders, arising from various transactions including transfers to controlled corporations, distributions, redemptions, liquidations, and acquisitive reorganizations.

LAW 691 Trademarks & Unfair Competition Law

This course will focus on the specific principles and practice of protecting trade identity under U.S. trademark and unfair competition laws.

LAW 691 U.S. Asylum Law
This course explores U.S. Asylum Law and the overall phenomenon of forced migration. The primary focus is INA 208, which controls the eligibility for Refugee status in the United States. Students learn statutory analysis, administrative procedures, and the asylum process. Topics of discussion include grounds of eligibility, statutory definitions, gender persecution, fact-finding/evidentiary challenges, bars to asylum, and application procedures.

LAW 701 Arbitration

This course will examine the Federal Arbitration Act, and the Uniform Arbitration Act as it has been adopted in Arizona.

LAW 702 Alternative Dispute Resolution

Broad exposure to methods of settling disputes in our society such as mediation, arbitration/conciliation, and negotiation, including examination of the current litigation model.

LAW 703 Law, Science, and Technology

Legal mechanisms used in dealing with various issues raised by contemporary science and technology. Explores current legal responses to science and technology.

LAW 704 Federal Indian Law II

This course will cover advanced topics in Federal Indian Law with an emphasis on environmental and natural resources issues and treaty rights.

LAW 705 Media Law

This seminar draws together the academic and practical elements of media law, with a particular emphasis on translating constitutional theory into legal action in Arizona.

LAW 706 Immigration Law

Explores political, economic, social, and legal issues concerning immigration. Specific topics covered include citizenship and naturalization, denaturalization, deportation, and refugee rights and asylum.

LAW 707 Elder Law

Looks at legal and policy questions related to aging individuals and an older society. Seminar.

LAW 708 Gender, Sexuality and the Law

Examines assumptions made in the law about gender and sexuality and the impact of those assumptions on the application of the law.

LAW 709 International Human Rights

International rules and procedures governing the protection of human rights.

LAW 710 Real Estate Tax Planning

Discusses topics, including but not limited to real estate investments as tax shelters, alternative acquisition finance devices, refinancing techniques,
and nontaxable exchanges.

LAW 712 Religion and the Constitution

In-depth study of the “establishment” and “free exercise” clauses of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

LAW 713 Tribal Law & Government Seminar

Tribal Law and Government is a seminar designed to provide a practical and applied overview of the structures and laws that govern Indian
tribal governments in Indian country.

LAW 715 Sports Law

Sports law is a course that deals with various legal issues relating to the structure and operation of the sports industry, particularly professional sports.

LAW 718 Economic Development in Indian Country
Focuses on the unique legal, economic, and political issues confronting tribal governments in developing diversified reservation
economies.

LAW 720 Indian Gaming Law

Surveys the law surrounding the Indian gaming industry.

LAW 721 Education & the Law

This advanced course in education addresses the issues of the constitutional law, federal and state statutory and regulatory provision and case law and its impact upon education in the United States and the State of Arizona.

LAW 723 Cultural Resources Law

This seminar focuses on the legal protection of Native American cultural resources and religions.

LAW 724 Privacy Seminar

Traces the development of privacy law with special attention to contemporary challenges.

LAW 725 Critical Race Theory

This course will focus on the idea of "race" as a social/ political construct and examine the impact of American law on the construction of race. The course will provide the historical and legal background necessary to understand the significance of race within American law and policy.

LAW 733 Negotiation

This course examines all aspects of the negotiation process.

LAW 734 Products Liability

Products Liability refers to civil liability for injuries caused by defective products. This course will trace the development of products liability law, and analyze the major issues currently confronting the courts in this area.

LAW 736 Advanced Legal Research Seminar

This course will focus on a rigorous review of the basic print and electronic resources and strategies for conducting legal research, federal and state.

LAW 737 Cults and Alternative Religions

This seminar provides students an opportunity to study laws and policies governing cults and alternative religions.

LAW 738 Trial Advocacy

Confronts issues of trial advocacy through simulation of a variety of aspects of trial practice in a mock court setting.

LAW 739 Economics and the Law

An important premise of the law and economics movement is that the common law is the result of efforts, conscious or not, to produce efficient outcomes.

LAW 745 Supreme Court Seminar

Intensive examination of selected current decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.   

LAW 768 International Business Transactions
An introduction to the U.S., foreign and international law regulating cross-border business transactions and to the structure of cross-border business deals.

LAW 770 Law Journal

Academic credit for successful completion of editorial work by a member of the staff of Arizona State Law Journal.

LAW 771 Jurimetrics Journal

Academic credit for successful completion of editorial work by a member of the staff of the Jurimetrics Journal of Law, Science, and Technology.

LAW 772 Public Defender Clinic

Placement in the Public Defender Clinic and related classroom component.

LAW 773 Civil Justice Clinic

Placement in the Civil Justice Clinic and related classroom component.

LAW 773 Work-Life Policy Clinic

Students in the Work-Life Policy Unit work on civil disputes, administrative proceedings, legislative lawyering, and community education matters involving unemployment insurance benefits, flexible scheduling, wage and hour, time off, discrimination and other employment law issues.

LAW 774 Criminal Practice Clinic

Placement with various prosecutor offices in the Phoenix area and related classroom component.

LAW 775 Mediation Clinic

Study of the mediation process and experience as mediators in cases pending before the justice courts and administrative agencies.

LAW 776 Indian Legal Clinic
Placement in the Indian Legal Clinic and related classroom component.

LAW 777 Innovation Advancement Legal Clinic

Placement in the Technology Venture Clinic and related classroom component.

LAW 778 Immigration Law & Policy Clinic

Placement in the Immigration Law & Policy Clinic and related classroom component.

LAW 780 The Litigation Experience

The culminating experience of the Trial Advocacy Program.

LAW 781 Independent Study

With the approval of a faculty member, a student may research a legal subject of special interest and prepare a paper suitable for publication.

LAW 784 Moot Court Competition

Successful participation and completion of a national moot court competition.

LAW 785 Externship

Supervised, practical lawyering in an external placement proposed by the student or established by a sponsoring agency and approved by the College of Law. In addition, an associated academic component is established by the student with a member of the faculty.

LAW 791 Advanced Secure Transactions Seminar

This is an advanced seminar in secured transactions for students who are interested in studying some of the more complex financing transactions that the basic course does not have time to cover. Article 9 of the UCC and the federal bankruptcy code are the principal bodies of law that will be examined.

LAW 791 Applied Evidence and Oral Advocacy

Students learn trial advocacy by presenting opening statements, direct and cross-examination, objections, motions to the Court, final arguments and other aspects of trial practice. Students will also address issues of evidence law and civil procedure raised in the simulated trial practice problems. The course culminates in a jury trial. Student presentations will be videotaped for individual critique. Students will also learn how to use courtroom technology for displaying evidentiary exhibits or visual aids and will be asked to use this technology during their presentations.

LAW 791 Banking Law & Regulation Seminar

Financial institutions exercise great power in the modern US and world economies. Their activities impact the work lawyers do in many ways – as consumer and commercial lenders, suppliers of investment products, insurers, and providers of numerous other types of financial services. Moreover, the role and nature of financial institutions in today’s society is changing in response to global competition, technological advances, and rapidly changing economic conditions. But the manner in which the law regulates financial institutions is not so much the product of a coherent set of policies strategy, as the ad hoc result of the historical reactions to a variety of crisis that impacted the financial system. This seminar examines a selected number of aspects of this regulatory system.

LAW 791 Biotech Licensing & Litigation Seminar

This seminar explores the special problems and issues in transactions and litigation involving biotechnology and how the law is evolving to address them.

LAW 791 Civil Pretrial Practice

This skills course will focus on the several aspects of pre-trial practice in civil litigation, including discovery planning and implementation, disclosure, interrogatories, requests for production, requests for admissions, examinations and viewings, depositions, discovery sanctions and pre-trial motion practice.

LAW 791 Contingency Fee Patent Litigation

This course is designed to teach the students the skills necessary to recognize the characteristics of a valuable and enforceable patent. Once those characteristics are recognized, the course will address from a practical perspective, how to structure an effective patent prosecution, licensing and enforcement program, as well as how to defend such programs.

LAW 791 Constitutional Liberty Seminar

This seminar deals with constitutional liberties in the U.S. Constitution, particularly those that are derived through substantive due process.

LAW 791 Corrections Seminar

The Corrections Seminar is an opportunity for law students to become familiar with the state’s prison system where felons are incarcerated in Arizona, by (1) examining USSC and 9th circuit decisions impacting conditions of confinement and employee conduct, (2) evaluating the passage of certain state and federal laws governing its operation, and (3) considering the impact of the underlying assumptions of sentencing goals and applications on the criminal justice system.

LAW 791 Court Related ADR Seminar

This course is directed to analyzing the American justice system's institutionalization of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

LAW 791 Current Topic/Environmental Litigation
Seminar
This seminar will focus on substantive and procedural issues in environmental litigation.

LAW 791 Environmental Justice Seminar

This seminar will study the law and policy of environmental justice, which has become an important new concept in environmental law and policy.

LAW 791 Ethics of Punishment Seminar

In this seminar we will examine various aspects of criminal punishment in the United States, focusing in particular on evaluating our practices in terms of the dominant ethical traditions in Western philosophy (Aristotelian, Kantian, and Utilitarian).

LAW 791 Fact Investigation Seminar

Topics will include planning and strategy; finding people and things; interviewing witnesses (and interrogating suspects); crime/accident scene investigation; eye-witness identification; working with investigators; experts; and ethical and other legal constraints.

LAW 791 Gender & Family Policy Seminar
This seminar will focus on selected topics in family law, gender issues, and family policy that are the subject of current debate in public policy or intellectual forums.

LAW 791 Gideon Fellowship

The Gideon Fellowship for Criminal Defense is a 12-month clinical experience beginning the summer following the completion of the second year of law school.

LAW 791 Healthcare Entrepreneurship Clinic

Law students interested in health law will be partnered with early-stage Arizona based businesses, to solve problems related to formation, IP issues, compliance and regulatory issues, contracts, leases and licenses. Students will work with in-house counsel or senior leadership in these organizations. Students will learn about and address the challenges encountered while starting an entrepreneurial business. Students attend Professor Menkhus's Innovation Advancement seminar and meet with me in person or by phone weekly.

LAW 791 High Tech Licensing Seminar

This course addresses the issues associated with licensing technology.

LAW 791 Intensive Writing

The course is designed to provide intensive training in legal research and writing.

LAW 791 International Environment & Development
Law Seminar
This seminar is designed to introduce students to one of the most interesting new fields of international law. We will study the basic issues and concepts particular to international environmental law and explore the underlying conflicts.

LAW 791 Jurisprudence: Morality, Religion, and
Criminal Law
This seminar will explore the nature and legitimacy of moral judgments in answering various questions about the criminal law.

LAW 791 Jurisprudence: Authority Seminar

To quote a recent essay on the topic, “authority is a numbingly familiar, stunningly mundane fact of life–and a daunting mystery.” The nature and source of legal authority is also a classical issue of jurisprudence. This seminar will examine this classical issue, but within the context of a consideration of other kinds of authority.

LAW 791 Juvenile Law Clinic

The subject matter of this clinic encompasses issues facing juveniles. In response to the unmet legal needs of children the clinic aims to increase access to the legal system, education, advocacy and representation of juveniles in matters such as guardianship petitions, issues relating to qualification decisions or the fulfillment of individualized education plans and 504 plans in administrative complaints, mediation or due process hearings, or delinquency hearings.

LAW 791 Law and Democracy Seminar

This seminar will address the law of American politics from the perspective of democratic theory.

LAW 791 Law & the Arts Seminar

The course examines the intersections of law and the “art world.”

LAW 791 Law and Psychology Seminar

This seminar provides students with an overview of classic and modern research in the field of law and psychology.

LAW 791 Law, Morality and Policy Seminar
 
This course will explore some of the ways in which justice and law can both support and conflict with each other. We will try to gain a better understanding of the nature of law, the nature of justice, and why justice needs to be implemented through law. 

LAW 791 Law of Sustainable Development
This seminar will study the basic issues and concepts particular to international environmental law and sustainable development and explore the underlying conflicts.

LAW 791 Mediation/Settlement Advocacy Seminar

This highly interactive seminar will offer students practical and theoretical training in the mediation and settlement of civil disputes.

LAW 791 Medical Malpractice Seminar

This seminar will focus on the underlying theory and the routine practice of medical malpractice litigation.

LAW 791 Natural Resources Policy Seminar

This seminar is open to LL.M and J.D. students who would like the opportunity to explore the special problems and issues in transactions and litigation involving biotechnology and how the law is evolving to address them.

LAW 791 Neuroscience & Law Seminar

The goal of this course is to highlight the relationship between the law and views of personhood that are in large part derived from “neurological” discoveries or insights.

LAW 791 Practice of Law in the Digital Era

This class will introduce students to the key components of courtroom and litigation technology, which have become important in modern litigation.

LAW 791 Sports Agency
This course will offer a behind the scenes look into the role of the agent in professional sports. The course will begin with a brief history and legal foundation for the creation of the sports agent.

LAW 791 Research Ethics and Law Seminar

This seminar is designed to give students a broad understanding of research ethics, regulation and law. In this course we explore a selection of topics in research involving human subjects.

LAW 791 Self & Society: Personal Honor & Social Order
in Homer's Iliad
The class will undertake a close reading of The Iliad, including an analysis its mythological context and current applicability.

LAW 791 Sentencing Seminar

The seminar will meet once a week. It will cover issues in sentencing theory and practice, including theories of punishment, aggravating and mitigating sentencing factors, mandatory minimum sentences, the Supreme Court’s Sixth Amendment sentencing cases, and Arizona state sentencing law.

LAW 791 The Scientific Revolution

This course will cover material from the so-called ‘scientific revolution’, beginning with Copernicus (first half of 16th century) and extending through Newton and Leibniz (late 17th–early 18th century). The course will deal with natural philosophy (physics), astronomy, and mathematics and, also, with methodological and conceptual (‘philosophical’) issues in the foundations of science during the chronological period that it covers.

LAW 791 The Supreme Court and Politics Seminar

This seminar will explore the Supreme Court’s role in the United States’ political system from a number of angles.

LAW 791 Tax Policy Seminar

This seminar examines tax policy from a variety of perspectives: legal, philosophical, economic, social, and political.

LAW 791 Truman Young Clinic

The fellowship program is a clinic, and it is administered by the Clinical Program at the College of Law. The Truman Young Fellow works in four prosecuting offices during the one-year fellowship period. The offices include the City of Phoenix prosecutor’s office, the Maricopa County Attorney’s office, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Arizona. The rotation schedule will depend on the needs of the participating offices, but the Fellow will generally spend about 3 months at each office.

LAW 791 Victims in Criminal Procedure Seminar

Victims in Criminal Procedure will explore the historical and evolving role of crime victims in the criminal justice process.