LAWD - Law

Basic 1st Year (College of Law)


LAWD - 9010, 9020 CIVIL PROCEDURE I (3 hours) and II (3 hours)
The rules controlling the jurisdiction of courts and the management of civil litigation. State and federal systems are covered.


LAWD - 9100 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
[4 hours] A study focusing on the Supreme Court's interpretation of the nature and distribution of power within the federal government, the relationship between the federal government and the states in regulating commerce, and the meaning and scope of the due process and equal protection clauses of the fourteenth amendment.


LAWD - 9210, 9220 CONTRACTS I (3 hours) and II (3 hours)
A survey of the law of contracts including the creation and termination of contract rights, reliance, capacity, unconscionability, conditions, assignments, third-party beneficiaries and the effect of changed circumstances or mistake. Course includes the law relating to the sale of goods under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code.


LAWD - 9300 CRIMINAL LAW
[3 hours] The purpose and effectiveness of the regulation of human conduct by the infliction or threat of infliction of criminal sanctions. The definitional elements of certain crimes, principles of responsibility, rules of justification and accessorial liability are closely examined.


LAWD - 9400 PROPERTY
[4 hours] Historical development of real estate transactions, landlord-tenant relationships, estates and interests in land, private agreements respecting the use of land and public controls upon property use.


LAWD - 9510 TORTS
[4 hours] An exploration of the bases of claims for intentional or negligent interference with persons or their property and the defenses to such claims. Both traditional principles and modern concepts are studied.


LAWD - 9750, 9760 LEGAL RESEARCH, WRITING AND APPELLATE ADVOCACY I (3 hours) AND II (1 hour)
An intensive study of research tools and techniques and their utilization in the preparation of a memorandum of law. Researching and writing a brief and presenting an oral argument to an appellate court of faculty and students. Instruction is through class meetings and individual conference.

Last Updated: 5/5/14