700 Level Course Descriptions


This course will examine the Federal Arbitration Act, and the Uniform Arbitration Act as it has been adopted in Arizona. Special segments will be devoted to labor, international and securities arbitration.

Alternative Dispute Resolution
  This survey course will comprehensively examine the use of alternative methods to resolve disputes. Students will become familiar with negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and other alternatives to litigation.
Federal Indian Law II
  This course will focus on Native American land and resources issues, including treaty rights, property rights, water rights, natural resources development, and environmental issues in Indian Country. The casebook is Royster & Blumm, Native American Natural Resources Law. These readings will be supplemented by xeroxed handouts.
Law, Science, & Technology
  This survey course is intended to provide the student with an introduction to the various ways in which the legal system interacts with science and technology, and the skills and knowledge necessary to address such issues.
Media Law
  The course will examine First Amendment principles, and statutory and regulatory requirements, governing the mass media in the United States.
Immigration Law
  A review and problem-based analysis of U.S. immigration laws including history, analysis of statute, enforcement procedures and policy, and recent legislation.
International Human Rights

This seminar will examine from philosophical, legal and political perspectives the ideas, norms, institutions, and practices of the international human rights movement.

Real Estate Tax

This course will include a discussion of the following topics: Real estate investments as a tax shelter; alternative acquisition financing devices; refinancing techniques; sales between related parties; contingent payment sales; planning the time of sale; including a discussion of excrows, executory contracts, options and lease/options; sale leaseback transactions; installment sale reporting; wrap-around financing; default, foreclosures, and repossessions; non-taxable exchanges, including planning multi-party tax-free exchanges; planning considerations for the disposition of a principal residence; depreciation recapture; and an after-tax financial analysis of alternative real estate investments.

Religion & Constitution

An in depth study of the "establishment" and "free exercise clauses of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution; their history, doctrinal evolution, and application to contemporary problems (including aid to parochial schools, prayer in school, Sunday laws, creation-science, etc.).

Law Journal

The purpose of the Journal is to produce, edit, and publish high quality works of legal scholarship. The operational and editorial functions of the Journal are run by students.

Jurimetrics Journal
  Web Site: http://www.law.asu.edu/jurimetrics Jurimetrics, The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, published quarterly, is the journal of the American Bar Association Section of Science and Technology and the Center for the Study of Law, Science, and Technology of the ASU College of Law. Credits earned in Jurimetrics Journal will count toward a students graded hour requirement, and toward the credit requirement for Order of the Coif.
Moot Court

Successful participation and completion of a national moot court competition.

Independent Study
  A student wishing to pursue independent study or fieldwork for credit must obtain approval of the Assistant Dean and the consent of a faculty member to supervise a proposed project and must submit a statement in detail, defining the area of study and justifying the proposal.