LAWT - Law

Experimental Courses (College of Law)


LAWT - 9150 HEALTH CARE REGULATION
[2 hours] Examines the legal structures that regulate the organization, delivery and financing of health care. Discussion includes the public policy objectives and effects of current regulatory schemes, as well as enacted and proposed reforms at state and federal levels.


LAWT - 9170 LAW AND EDUCATION
[2 hours] An introduction to the legal problems peculiar to schools, colleges and universities that affect school boards, boards of trustees, administrators, faculty and students.


LAWT - 9220 ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH
[2 hours] An in-depth view of legal bibliography in both traditional and electronic formats. Detailed attention given to encyclopedias, treatises, and various general and topical indexes, digests, and citators.


LAWT - 9250 GREAT LAKES' LAW, SCIENCE AND POLICY
[3 hours] This interdisciplinary course utilizes a wide variety of speakers to examine a series of problems facing the Great Lakes Region. Working in teams with graduate students from different disciplines, students draw upon their own research and the speakers' expertise to devise proposals on topics of current importance.


LAWT - 9300 LITIGATION STRATEGIES
[3 hours] The course develops expertise in the "why" of litigation, as opposed the mechanics of litigation. Students interview clients and prepare written memoranda analyzing the problem, recommending a course of action and presenting a litigation budget.


LAWT - 9470 ADVANCED PATENT LAW
[2 hours] An advanced study of Patent Law. Prerequisite of Patent Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright, or outside job experience is helpful, but not mandatory.


LAWT - 9060 MENTAL HEALTH LAW
[2 hours] Examines mental illness, insanity and psychiatric malpractice. Discussions with legal and mental health professionals, including lawyers, judges, psychiatrists and mental health administrators.


LAWT - 9390 NATURAL RESOURCES LAW
[2 hours] This course focuses upon water law and the way the law applies to natural resource use. Topics covered include the nature of private water rights under riparian and prior appropriation systems, interstate allocation of water and the role of the government in water use regulation.


LAWT - 9430 PARTNERSHIP TAXATION
[2 hours] An examination of the federal income tax consequences of the formation, operation and liquidation of partnerships. Practical problems affecting small businesses and the attorney's role in tax shelters are stressed.

Last Updated: 5/5/14