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Course Descriptions F-J

1328 – FEDERAL COURTS

3 Credits

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.

1329 - FORENSIC EVIDENCE

2 Credits

This course is designed to help attorneys understand the law regarding the admissibility of expert testimony, the biology of DNA, proper collection for DNA evidence, the interpretation of DNA analysis and finding and the foundation for expert testimony at trial.  

1615 – 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: Obtaining Legal Intern Certificate from the Supreme Court of Ohio.   Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAW 1248 - Civil Practice: an Introduction.

1800 – ICELANDIC INTERNATIONAL LAW THESIS

3 Credits

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

2 Credits

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

2 Credits

An independent study may be of two types.  One type involves 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 faculty member who agrees to undertake the supervision and grading of the student's research.  An independent study may also be a more directed review of an area of the law during which the student and faculty member meet regularly to discuss assigned readings.  The student will be required to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the material in some type of formal assessment.  Independent Study is only available upon agreement with the faculty member.  Independent Study may be taken only once.

1348 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW

3 Credits

Trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition laws.

1535 – INTELLECTURAL PROPERTY SEMINAR

2 Credits      

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              

3 Credits

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.

1356 – INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE LAW

3 Credits

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

2 Credits

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

3 Credits

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.

1364 – INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

3 Credits

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

3 Credits

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.  Prerequisite:  LAW 1444 and LAW 1448

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

6 Credits

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

6 Credits

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.

1670 – JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIP 1 (SKILLS)

2 Credits

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)

2 Credits

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)

2 Credits

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.

1372 – JUVENILE LAW

2 Credits

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.