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Description of Courses

There are no prerequisites for any course. The maximum number of students in any course will not exceed 32.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (5520) 2 Hours – Professor Donald T. Bogan

This course focuses on negotiation theory and skills in the context of exploring various alternate dispute resolution processes. It includes both student performance exercises and the study of substantive legal issues affecting dispute resolution, including questions arising from contracts to mediate or arbitrate disputes. The class also will examine professional responsibility issues that commonly confront practicing lawyers.

Comparative Employment Law (6100) 1 Hour – Dean Joseph Harroz, Jr.

This course compares the rights and duties that define the employment relationship in the U.S. and the United Kingdom and other European Union countries. Special emphasis will be placed on comparing speech protections in the different systems.

Conflict of Laws (5533) 3 Hours – Professor Steven Gensler

This course examines issues that arise when a lawsuit involves parties or events connected with more than one state or nation. Topics covered include determining jurisdiction, selecting the law to apply, and enforcing the judgment. Special attention will be given to how the involvement of foreign parties affects these doctrines and to comparison with how foreign countries resolve these issues.

Free Speech (6100) 2 Hours – Professor Joseph Thai

This course examines the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Our focus will be on major Supreme Court cases, historical and methodological debates, the application of free speech doctrine to modern society and mass media, and comparative rights in other common law systems such as the United Kingdom.

The Civil Jury (6100) 1 Hour – The Honorable Robin J. Cauthron

This course examines the operation and impact of a uniquely American institution—the civil jury. Topics covered include the right to a civil jury, jury selection, the jury's role during trial, jury deliberations and verdicts, jury misconduct (including the impact of social media on juror misconduct), and the impact of various factors on jury awards. Additionally, this course will contrast the English and American jury processes.

The English Legal System (6010) 1 Hour – Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch

The course covers England's contemporary legal system. Topics covered include the courts, the organization of the legal profession, the nature of the practice of law in England, access to civil and criminal justice, and alternative dispute resolution.

European Union Law (6030) 2 Hours – Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch

The course covers the legal status of the European Union and the sources, implementation, and enforcement of community law. Emphasis will be placed on the competition law of the European Union.

Examinations and Special Assistance

All courses are letter graded, with a final examination or paper. Students needing special assistance on examinations due to disabilities should contact the Director immediately.

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