Course Descriptions F-J
1328 – FEDERAL COURTS
The principles of federalism and comity in the division of power between state and federal courts. Particular focus is paid to the kinds of jurisdiction granted to federal course by Article III of the Constitution, Congress’ control of that jurisdiction, justiciability, Eleventh Amendment sovereign immunity, abstention, the applicability of state and federal law to civil actions in federal court, Supreme Court review of state court judgments and an overview of Section 1983 litigation.
1610.06 – GOVERNMENTAL CLINIC
3 / 6 Credits
Under the supervision of attorneys from different governmental agencies, researching, drafting memos and engaging in other activities handled by the agency in question. Prerequisites: Successful completion of 58 hours of law college credit and an intern certificate from the Supreme Court of Ohio. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAW 1248 - Civil Practice: an Introduction.
1330 – GUARDIAN AD LITEM LAW AND PRACTICE (SKILLS)
The duties and role of guardians ad litem in juvenile, domestic and probate courts. Skills development through hypotheticals. Researching and analyzing appropriate statutes and rules, accessing and assessing records and other sources of information; preparing court recommendations; participating in mock case and court situations.
1800 – ICELANDIC INTERNATIONAL LAW THESIS
A three credit Independent study for those students participating in the Iceland Exchange Program. The topic will be determined by the student and supervising professor. An independent Study form must be completed by the student prior to registration.
1332 – IMMIGRATION & NATIONALITY LAW
A practice-oriented and problem solving approach to U.S. immigration and citizenship law and its administrative processing and enforcement structure, by examining its historical development, classifications, and procedures, including temporary visa, permanent residency, refugees, asylum, and citizenship; issues of deportation and exclusion of aliens, and related enforcement procedures, as well as immigration-related requirements for U.S. employers.
1336 – INDEPENDENT STUDY
Independent research under the supervision of a member of the Law School faculty. The scope and subject matter of the research project to be determined by the teacher who agrees to undertake the supervision and grading of the student’s research. Independent Study may be taken only one time.
1344 – INSURANCE
Principles of indemnity, insurable interest, and subrogation: the formation and construction of contracts for various types of insurance (solicitation and sale of insurance, authority of brokers and agents, the effect of binders and binding receipts): the risk transferred from insurer and the definition and control of such risk (coverage provisions, representation, warranties, the doctrine of concealment, etc.): recovery by insured notwithstanding contract terms (waivers, estoppels, reformation of contract, etc.): settlement of claims: and government regulations and sponsorship of insurance.
1530 – INSURANCE BAD FAITH LITIGATION SEMINAR
Serious misconduct of insurance companies or their agents, “bad faith” (breach of contract of good faith and fair dealing), fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and other common law and statutory claims. The imposition of punitive damages to punish and deter such serious misconduct. Insurer’s wrongful refusal to defend against, or settle, third party’s claims against the insured, wrongful refusal to pay first party claims, wrongful cancellation, and other misconduct. Jurisdiction, conflict of laws, class actions, discovery disputes, evidence issues, trial misconduct and any other matters.
1348 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW
Trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition laws.
1535 – INTELLECTURAL PROPERTY SEMINAR
In-depth study of discrete problems in trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition law.
1350 – INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW: NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS 3 Credits OverviewoflegalenvironmentforNon-governmentalorganizationsandtheroleofNGOsinsociety. This course will compare international and municipal laws relating to the existence and operation of NGOs in both developed and developing countries. Topics covered will include the legal foundation for NGOs, structureandgovernance,economicactivitiesandtaxation,andreportingrequirements. In addition, the course will look at some of the emerging trends occurring in civil society which include NGO and government relations, advocacy, ethics and accountability, social partnership and the prevention of foreign NGOs.
1352 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
Legal problems relating to the conduct of business in the international marketplace. Rules relating to national and international investment, sales, shipping, financing and dispute resolution along with details of the national and international regulation of trade.
1353 – INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION LAW (SKILLS)
The basics of the law and practice of international commercial arbitration: arbitration agreements, arbitrability; initiation of arbitration; appointment of arbitrators; arbitral proceedings; rendering an award; control mechanisms, and recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards under inter- national conventions and the laws of the United States and numerous other countries.
1356 – INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE LAW
Examination and comparison of the development, structure, and processes characteristic of civil law, common law and socialist legal traditions. Specific problem areas for comparative legal re- search and analysis.
1357 – INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW
Study of prosecution of crimes with an international character in national criminal justice systems and the prosecution of international crimes in an international criminal justice setting. Focus on multinational criminal conduct in such areas as cyber-crime and financial misconduct as well as the International Criminal Court and international crimes such as genocide and crimes against humanity. Will include comparative analysis of procedural questions relating to jurisdiction.
1360 – INTERNATIONAL LAW
Public international law, its nature, sources and subjects. A comparative study of state, international organization, and non-state actors. Their respective processes for national, inter-state, regional and global dispute settlement, diplomacy, justice, development, and conflict transformation. State sovereignty, avenues for societal and individual claims for protection, redress and normative change. The international role of epistemic communities in safeguarding the environment and common practices.
1263 – INTERNATIONAL LAW OF TERRORISM
An examination of international approaches to combating terrorism including international organizations and treaties as well as customary international criminal law. Additionally, the course utilizes a comparative approach to examine the manner in which a number of domestic jurisdictions attempt to address the issue.
1364 – INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
The concept of human rights; the normative foundation of international human rights, national security and limitations on human rights, universalism and cultural relativism in human rights. Also, focuses on international human rights organizations; mainly the United Nations system of protection of human rights; and different regional systems of human rights protection such as the European, African and Inter-American systems.
1365 – INTERNATIONAL TAX
This course covers the provisions of the United States Federal Tax law applicable to transactions of foreign taxpayers conducted in the United States and transactions of United States taxpayers overseas. Topics which may be addressed include residence, income sourcing, the foreign tax credit, controlled foreign corporations, the effect of tax treaties, foreign currency transactions, and transfer pricing.
1367 – INTERNET LAW
The course will address the particular legal issues posed by the global and anonymous nature of the internet. The primary focus will be on intellectual property issues, but we will also address the First Amendment protection available for internet speech, regulation of advertising, jurisdictional issues, privacy, and obscenity.
1368 – INTERVIEWING-COUNSELING-NEGOTIATION
2 Credits Comparative theories, strategies, techniques, and ethics in interviewing, client counseling, and negotiation agreements. Integration of readings, discussion, drafting preparatory documents, role playing and videotaped simulation.
1740 – J.D./LLM DOMESTIC EXTERNSHIP
Under the supervision of attorneys or senior program officers in governmental or non-governmental organizations dealing with democracy and governance and law reform, students will engage in research, writing, and other activities in the planning and implementation of government and legal reform projects. Placements will be in the United States. Prerequisites: Completion of first year of concurrent J.D./LLM program.
1745 – J.D./LLM INTERNATIONAL EXTERNSHIP
Under the supervision of attorneys or senior program officers in governmental or non-governmental organizations dealing with democracy and governance and law reform, students will engage in research, writing, and other activities in the planning and implementation of government and legal reform projects. Placements will be outside the United States. Prerequisites: Completion of first year of concurrent J.D./LLM program.
1369 – JUDICIAL OPINION WRITING (SKILLS)
This skills-based course will familiarize students with the various types of opinions and orders encountered in the trial and appellate courts, provide the students with the theoretical considerations involved in drafting such judicial decisions, and equip students with a step-by-step approach to writing judicial decisions from the perspectives of judicial officers, law clerks, externs, and attorneys submitting proposed orders.
1370 – JUDICIAL DECISION MAKING
Close legal analysis of a line of cases focusing on the process by which a course develops a rule of law through stare decisis. Students will prepare detailed, case by case briefs and read classic works on the principles of common law judicial decision making, coupled with the impact of statutory change.
1670 – JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIP 1 (SKILLS)
Under the supervision of selected state and federal judges, performing research, writing and other court-related duties that the judge assigns.
1671 – JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIP 2 (SKILLS)
This clinical course would entail placement with a state or federal judge during the course of the semester performing research, writing and other court related duties. Students may not be placed with the same judge who supervised their work in Judicial Externship 1. Requires the submission of a paper or a substantial draft opinion.
1560 – JURISPRUDENCE (SEMINAR)
A study of theory and philosophy as they apply to the functions of the legal system. Selected topics include: Natural Law; Positivism; Realism; Morality and Law; Obligation; Civil Disobedience; and the Role of the Courts as an agent of change.
1371 – JURY INSTRUCTIONS (SKILLS)
Introduce students to the theoretical considerations involved in drafting jury instructions, as well as provide them with hands-on training in the research and writing of instructions.
1372 – JUVENILE LAW
The legal regulation of child-parent and child-state relations including such topics as First Amendment rights, intro-familial tort immunity, medical treatment of children, compulsory education, the age of majority and legal representation of children. Juvenile court proceedings involving child abuse and neglect, “unruliness”, and delinquency.