Law (LAW)

Law (LAW)

LAW 701  ConstitutionalLitigation  3 Credit Hour(s)  
LAW 705  First Amendment Law Seminar  2 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 705 - First Amendment Law Seminar (2 hours)

Offered: Resident

LAW 711  Federal Jurisdiction  3 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 711 - Federal Jurisdiction (3 hours)

Offered: Resident

LAW 715  Conflict of Laws  2 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 715 - Conflict of Laws (2 hours)

Offered: Resident

LAW 720  State Constitutional Law  2-3 Credit Hour(s)  

A study of state constitutional law, with special attention given to the texts, history, nature, and interpretation of state constitutions; state constitutions in the federal system; state bills of rights as separate guarantees of individual rights; the distribution of powers among the separate branches of government; local government; taxing, borrowing, and spending; public education and state institutions; and the processes for amending state constitutions.

Offered: Resident

LAW 721  State and Local Government  3 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 721 - State and Local Government (3 hours)

Offered: Resident

LAW 725  School Law Seminar  2 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 725 - School Law Seminar (2 hours)

Offered: Resident

LAW 730  State Constitutional Law  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Offered: Resident

LAW 732  Race and the Law  2 Credit Hour(s)  
LAW 740  Israel Int Law & Policy  1 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 740 - Israel and Middle Eastern International Law and Policy (1 hour) This course will cover a wide range of topics including the historical and biblical history of Israel leading up to the British Mandate (1920-1948), the Zionist Movement, and the Declaration of Independence in 1948. Students will learn about the foundation of Israel and the history of the United Nations in relationship to Israel, including the history of the land and the 1967 and 1973 conflicts. The course will overview Arab-Israeli conflicts and co-existence. Students will be exposed to the geo-political issues Israel faces with its neighbors and the rest of the world, including the conflicts between radical Islamic factions and the West with specific focus on Israel. This course is Pass/Fail.

Offered: Resident

LAW 741  International Law  3 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 741 - International Law (3 hours)

Offered: Resident

LAW 743  International Human Rights  3 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 743 - International Human Rights (2 hours)

Offered: Resident

LAW 745  International Business Trans  2 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 745 - International Business Transactions (2 hours) A study of selected international legal issues affecting or regulating multinational enterprise, foreign investment, the banking system, trade in goods and services, labor matters, intellectual property, sales transactions, transportation, and trade financing.

Offered: Resident

LAW 747  Immigration Law  2 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 747 - Immigration Law and Policy (2 hours) This course is an overview of immigration law and policy in the United States. Migration policy has long provoked controversy and has become even more contentious in the new era of homeland security since September 11, 2001. Immigration bills in Congress have been the subject of heated debates, particularly in recent years. However, to have a truly informed opinion on the subject, one must understand the history of immigration law in the United States, the statutory framework into which any new legislation must fit, and the legal process used to enforce U.S. immigration law. This course will examine federal immigration law and policy in a variety of its aspects--contemporary and historical, substantive and procedural, statutory and regulatory and constitutional--including the criteria for admission to the United States on a temporary or permanent basis, the grounds and process of deportation, the peculiar constitutional status of foreign nationals, the role of the courts in ensuring the legality of official action, and an introduction to refugee law.

Offered: Resident

LAW 755  Bioethics and the Law  3 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 755 - Bioethics and the Law (3 hours) This course involves the study of law, policy and litigation issues relating to stem cell and cloning research, abortion, reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization, and euthanasia. Course material includes case study, legislative and regulatory reviews, the reports of specialized task forces and professional panels and historic analysis. The course will also review litigations and policy developments in these respective areas.

Offered: Resident

LAW 760  Public Policy Lawyering  2 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 760 - Public Policy Lawyering Skills (2 hours) A study of selected law skills involved in the public policy arena, drawn from the following areas: drafting legislation; drafting memoranda in support of legislation; planning and creating legal structures necessary to operate election campaigns, to comply with on-going campaign finance and disclosure laws, and to dissolve campaigns; planning and operating political campaigns and lobbying organizations; and complying with disclosure requirements by organizations that involve themselves in public policy matters.

Offered: Resident

LAW 761  Public Policy Survey  2 Credit Hour(s)  

An introduction to public policy that examines the effect of worldview on both the objects and means of creating public policy. The course will use substantive public policy, policy initiatives, bills, legislative history, case law, white papers, and public relation campaigns to provide an understanding of the various methods, tactics, and strategies used in transforming ideas into governing policy and will prepare students to analyze both the substance of public policy and the policy creation process.

Offered: Resident

LAW 765  Sexual Behavior and the Law  2 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 765 - Sexual Behavior and the Law (2 hours) A survey of the relationship between various types of human sexual behavior and law, including employment law, education law, criminal law, family law, civil rights legislation, and the constitutional guarantees of equal protection and freedom of religion, speech, and association. The course will explore sexual behavior and notions of sexual morality through a biblical, historical, and anthropological prism and consider how the law, public policy, and culture approaches the sexual choice people make.

Offered: Resident

LAW 771  Administrative Law  3 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 771 - Administrative Law (3 hours)

Offered: Resident

LAW 773  Health Law Survey  3 Credit Hour(s)  
LAW 774  Medical Negligence  2 Credit Hour(s)  
LAW 775  Environmental Law  3 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 775 - Environmental Law (3 hours) A survey of statutory regulations applicable to the protection of the environment. Attention is directed to the role of the EPA and other administrative agencies in the development and implementation of environmental policy.

Offered: Resident

LAW 779  Disability Law  2 Credit Hour(s)  
LAW 781  Employment Law  3 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 781 - Employment Law (3 hours) A survey of common law and federal and state statutes regulating the relationship between an employer and an employee. Subjects include the hiring process, termination, terms and conditions of employment, disability unemployment, and retirement.

Offered: Resident

LAW 783  Trademark Law and Practice  2 Credit Hour(s)  
LAW 784  Corporate Compliance Survey  2 Credit Hour(s)  
LAW 785  Land Use and Zoning  3 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 785 - Land Use and Zoning (2 hours) A selective examination of governmental regulation of the use of real estate and of the land development industry. It is fundamentally a course in applied Constitutional and administrative law. While it includes the law of nuisance, zoning, density, growth, and subdivision controls, it is a vehicle for exploring the public regulation of business behavior in general, including various strategies for deregulation.

Offered: Resident

LAW 801  Remedies  3 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 801 - Remedies (3 hours) A study of the law of judicial remedies, both legal and equitable, focusing on the nature and scope of relief as distinguished from substantive and procedural law. The four major categories of remedies are addressed: damages, including measurement issues for both compensatory and punitive damages, and limitations on the damages remedy; restitution, including measurement issues and issues related to rescission, constructive trust, and equitable lien; injunctions, including issues relating to requirements for obtaining preliminary and permanent injunctive; and declaratory relief, including ancillary remedies to effectuate the relief obtained, and legal and equitable defenses.

Offered: Resident

LAW 802  Virginia Practice  1 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 802 - Virginia Practice (1 hour)

Offered: Resident

LAW 803  Virginia Civil Procedure  2 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 803 - Virginia Civil Procedure (2 hours)

Offered: Resident

LAW 804  Virginia Criminal Procedure  1 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 804 - Virginia Criminal Procedure (1 hour)

Offered: Resident

LAW 805  Insurance Law  3 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 805 - Insurance Law (3 hours) A study of the regulation of the insurance business, insurable interest, the insurance contract, the interests protected by contracts of insurance, construction of policies, rights under the policies, subrogation; and processing of claims and suits for insureds, claimants, and insurers.

Offered: Resident

LAW 809  Virginia Legal Aid Survey  1 Credit Hour(s)  
LAW 810  Virginia Legal Aid Clinic I  2 Credit Hour(s)  
LAW 811  Virginia Legal Aid Clinic II  2 Credit Hour(s)  
LAW 812  Complex Litigation  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Offered: Resident

LAW 815  Law Office Management  2 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 815 - Law Office Management (2 hours) An introduction to the establishment and management of a law office. It is designed to prepare the student for entry into the private practice of law, including ethical and personal pressures related to private law practice.

Offered: Resident

LAW 821  Mediation  2 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 821 - Mediation (2 hours)

Offered: Resident

LAW 825  Advanced Trial Advocacy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 825 - Advanced Trial Advocacy (3 hours)

Offered: Resident

LAW 826  Real Property Litigation  1 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 826 - Real Property Litigation (1 hour)

Offered: Resident

LAW 831  Appellate Advocacy  2 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 831 - Appellate Advocacy (2 hours)

Offered: Resident

LAW 832  Advanced Appellate Advocacy  1 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 832 - Advanced Appellate Advocacy (1 hour)

Offered: Resident

LAW 833  Trial Team  1 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 833 - Trial Team (1 hour)

Offered: Resident

LAW 851  Constitutional Litigation Clin  2 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 851 - Constitutional Litigation Clinic (2 hours)

Offered: Resident

LAW 855  Prosecution Clinic  2 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 855 - Prosecution Clinic (2 hours)

Offered: Resident

LAW 861  Externship  2 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 861 - Externship (2 hours)

Note: The normal externship is for two credit hours. Three credit hours are approved only in special circumstances.

Offered: Resident

LAW 862  Criminal Law Externship  2 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 862 - Criminal Law Externship (2 to 3 hours)

Note: The normal externship is for two credit hours. Three credit hours are approved only in special circumstances.

Offered: Resident

LAW 863  Judicial Clerkship Externship  2 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 863 - Judicial Clerks Externship (2 to 3 hours)

Note: The normal externship is for two credit hours. Three credit hours are approved only in special circumstances.

Offered: Resident

LAW 868  Directed Research/Law & Policy  2 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 868 - Directed Research in Law and Policy (2 hours)

Offered: Resident

LAW 871  Independent Study  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 871 - Independent Study (1 to 3 hours)

Offered: Resident

LAW 881  Law Review Candidacy  1 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 881 - Law Review Candidacy (1 hour)

Offered: Resident

LAW 882  Law Review Junior Staff  1 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 882 - Law Review Junior Staff (1 hour)

Offered: Resident

LAW 883  Law Review Senior Staff I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 883 - Law Review Senior Staff I (1 hour)

Offered: Resident

LAW 884  Law Review Senior Staff II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 884 - Law Review Senior Staff II (1 hour)

Offered: Resident

LAW 885  Law Review Editorial Board I  2 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 885 - Law Review Editorial Board I (2 hours)

Offered: Resident

LAW 886  Law Review Editorial Board II  2 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 886 - Law Review Editorial Board II (2 hours)

Offered: Resident

LAW 901  Advanced Bar Studies  3 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 901 - Advanced Bar Studies (3 hours)

Offered: Resident

LAW 903  Advanced Legal Writing  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Offered: Resident

LAW 904  Advanced Research & Writing  2 Credit Hour(s)  

LAW 904 - Advanced Research and Writing (2 hours) Advanced Research and Writing provides advanced instruction in legal research techniques and hones the writing skills learned in LS I and II. Students will draft a variety of common, legal documents used in litigation and transactional work.

Offered: Resident

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