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Course Offerings

You will find a broad and challenging curriculum at Georgia Law - nearly 170 courses are offered, although not all of the listed courses are taught each year. First-year students are just as likely to encounter a tenured or chaired faculty member in the classroom as they are a junior professor.  Distinguished visitors and adjuncts supplement the faculty and diversify the upper-level curriculum. Not all listed courses are offered each semester. Periodically, other courses are offered.  Unless otherwise noted, all law courses carry the prefix "JURI." 

CURRENT STUDENTS: For the upcoming academic year, awlays visit the Class Schedules & Registration webpage for requirement lists and guidelines including 2L Writing, Advanced Writing, Capstone, and Practical Skills requirements.

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  • Internet Law , JURI 5583 , Credit Hours: 2
    Introduction to the legal and policy issues raised by computers and the Internet. This course will explore how the Internet’s digital and networked environment changes the nature of regulation, unleashes innovation, and refashions the relationships among public and private actors. Topics will include jurisdiction, free speech, privacy, intellectual property, e-commerce, and internet governance. No technical background is necessary.

  • Interviewing, Counseling, & Negotiating , JURI 5420 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course focuses upon theories of psychology, sociology, and conflict resolution, as applied to three of the most fundamental skills for litigators — interviewing, counseling, and negotiating. Students then have the opportunity to hone these skills through hands-on, practice based simulations.

  • Introduction to the American Legal System , JURI 6501 , Credit Hours: 3 (MSL students only)
    This course will introduce MSL students to core concepts within the American legal system. Coverage will include structure of government, sources of American law, judicial and court processes, the role of the lawyer, legal reasoning and analysis, and foundational legal issues related to tort, contract, criminal and property law. Enrollment is limited to students enrolled in the Masters in the Study of Law (MSL) program.

  • Labor Arbitration , JURI 4770 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course is organized in three distinct parts. Part 1 will explore the historical and legal development of labor arbitration and its relationship to collective bargaining. Part 2 will address common issues including evidence, discipline and discharge, and contract interpretation. Part 3 will consist of three simulated, mock arbitration hearings. In each mock arbitration students will rotate between the roles of union counsel, management counsel, and arbitrator. Counsel will write post-hearing briefs, and arbitrators will write decisions. There is no final exam in this course. Student grades will be based on a combination of class participation (5%), self-evaluations (5%) and the 3 mock arbitrations (25% for the first, 30% for the second, and 35% for the third.) Grades for the mock arbitrations will be based on post-hearing briefs by the advocates and decisions by the arbitrators. This course meets the requirements of a practical skills course and will include a student self-evaluation component to be assigned during the course.  There are no required prerequisite courses for the labor arbitration course.  This class is capped at 18.

  • Labor Law , JURI 4760 , Credit Hours: 3
    Examines National Labor Relations Act, focusing on history and evolution of labor relations laws, union organizational activity, collective bargaining, economic weapons, the duty of fair representation, and federalism and labor relations.

  • Land Use , JURI 4790 , Credit Hours: 3 , Prerequisite: JURI 4090
    Analysis of the legal and administrative aspects of the regulation of land use for development and the problems and techniques of urban planning. Particular attention is given to zoning, subdivision controls, public acquisition of land and urban redevelopment.

  • Landmark Cases in Corporate Law , JURI 4220 , Credit Hours: 2 , Prerequisite: JURI 4210
    This seminar examines approximately 10-14 landmark corporate law cases (or topics such as fiduciary duties, insider trading, shareholder voting and the business judgment rule). Students will write a paper and make a presentation.

  • Landmark Cases in Criminal Litigation , JURI 4275 , Credit Hours: 2
    The course examines an array of notable Supreme Court criminal procedure and evidence cases by deeply delving into the litigation and surrounding stories that accompany each case. The course will cover approximately 10-14 landmark cases commonly reviewed in Evidence and Criminal Procedure I and II (Katz, Miranda, Terry, Batson, and Powell, to name a few). Students will be expected to write a paper as well as do a presentation. Laptops are not permitted in class.

  • Law & Medicine , JURI 5623 , Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on the relationship between health care providers and patients. Topics include: the treatment relationship, professional liability, licensing, access to care (including EMTALA), quality of care, privacy and confidentiality (including HIPAA), and informed consent.

  • Law & Science Seminar , JURI 5579 , Credit Hours: 2
    Emerging technologies present an intrinsic challenge as new discoveries frequently extend the beyond the reality anticipated by existing laws and regulations. The use of science in the courtroom or legislation (e.g., climate change) is often problematic as parties put forth competing claims as to what the law should regard as valid scientific evidence. Further, sometimes scientists view the law as a prior restraint to research and development (e.g, trial of Galileo, "Scopes monkey trial," ban on human cloning) and in other instances they may view it as driving innovation (patent laws, academic technology transfer policies). In summary, this seminar will examine the complicated relationship between law and science on both applied and philosophical grounds. Students are required to write and present a research paper relevant to this seminar as well as actively participate in classroom discussion.

  • Law and Institutions of the European Union , JURI 5830 , Credit Hours: 2
    History of the European Union, law-making and administrative institutions and processes, economic sectoral policies, including competition and state aids, transport and agriculture; internal market, freedoms (movement of goods, workers, capital, services); harmonization of national laws; external economic trade policy; impact of Single European Act and Treaty on European Union.

  • Law and Religion , JURI 4833 , Credit Hours: 3 , Prerequisite: JURI 4180
    The bulk of this course will focus on the history and judicial construction of the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment. The course will also include a section exploring how several religious traditions approach the relationship between religion and law.

  • Laws of War , JURI 4645 , Credit Hours: 3
    Examined in this course will be laws and customs intended to regulate war - not only when and whether law permits resort to armed conflict, but also national and international legal rules and regimes governing how war is to be waged and when actors may be sanctioned for violating those rules.

  • Lawyering for Children , JURI 4755 , Credit Hours: 2
    This seminar will explore the responsibilities of lawyers for children and the factors that influence their interactions with child clients and lawyering decisions. We will focus on representation in child welfare, status offense, delinquency, and criminal cases. This course will not emphasize substantive law but rather lawyering theory and methods resulting from legal, social, policy, practical, and ethical considerations. Source materials may include judicial opinions, statutes, model rules/standards, scholarly research, case studies, and other materials, both legal and non-legal.

  • Legal Accounting , JURI 4385 , Credit Hours: 2
    Accounting is the language of business and knowledge of accounting is important to lawyers in various practice areas. This course covers basic accounting terminology, financial statements, accounting principles and auditing standards, financial statement analysis, and accounting issues that arise in business and the practice of law. Not recommended for students who have taken more than two accounting classes.

  • Legal Malpractice , JURI 5760 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course explores legal malpractice law, policy and problems.  In addition to studying civil liability claims, the course will cover approaches to managing risks and avoiding malpractice lawsuits. The course will also deal with malpractice insurance and defenses to claims for legal malpractice. The material covered by this course is designed to benefit all new lawyers, regardless of firm size or practice area, and should be particularly useful for those students who may be joining smaller firms or who plan eventually to start their own practice.  The Law and Ethics of Lawyering is not a formal prerequisite, though students may find it provides a foundation for some class concepts.

  • Legal Negotiation and Settlement , JURI 4213 , Credit Hours: 3
    Negotiation theory, practical skills training and an examination of settlement issues combine to give students confidence that they can negotiate legal disputes effectively and with integrity. Students participate in class discussions and negotiation simulations, complete written assignments and submit a paper.

  • Legal Research I , JURI 4072 , Credit Hours: 1
    Introduction to sources and strategies for basic legal research including finding cases, statutes, regulations, and secondary authorities. Introduction to sources and strategies for basic legal research.

  • Legal System of the United States , JURI 7501 , Credit Hours: 2 (LL.M. students only)
    This course is designed for LL.M. students in the Master of Laws program who have received their law degrees from a foreign institution. The course will introduce students to fundamental principles of law, including statutory and common law, U.S. federalism, the adversary system and jury trials. The course will also provide a basic overview of various areas of U.S. law.

  • Legal Writing and Analysis for MSL Students , JURI 6505 , Credit Hours: -
    This course for MSL students focuses on analytical skills such as reading critically, deconstructing rules, synthesizing authorities, organizing legal analysis, and communicating that analysis in writing. Emphasis is also placed on writing style and skills that will enable MSL students to communicate professionally about legal issues in their chosen careers.

  • Legal Writing I , JURI 4071 , Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the process of legal analysis and reasoning and teaches students to produce written documents in the style and format appropriate for the audience and purpose, with an emphasis on objective analysis and writing

  • Legal Writing II , JURI 4081 , Credit Hours: 2
    Course develops advanced skills of legal analysis and  reasoning within the context of both objective analysis and legal argument. Students will produce written documents in the style and format appropriate for the audience and purpose. Also covered are basic concepts, conventions, and formats for drafting legal documents.

  • Legislation and Regulation , JURI 4883 , Credit Hours: 3
    Our legal system comprises many institutions, all tasked with making and interpreting various kinds of laws. This course ventures beyond common law courts to examine legislatures, executive agencies, and other kinds of lawmakers. It will ask why and how we regulate and how lawmaking institutions are related to one another

  • Legislation and Statutory Interpretation , JURI 4880 , Credit Hours: 3
    This basic survey course has two major goals. First, though we think of ourselves as a common law country, most of our laws come from statutes. Lawyers, in whatever kind of law practice they engage, find themselves confronted regularly with statutes which must be made sense of. Therefore, the ability to read, interpret, and argue from statutes is a fundamental skill for any attorney. The first goal of this course, then, is to introduce the practical skills and basic theory for working with statutes. Second, and more broadly, students may have noticed that "law school" might be better described as "court school." That is, there is much education about courts, judges, and judicial process, but far less about how most of our laws are made. The second goal of this course, then, is to explore the legislative process and to begin to understand how the three branches of the federal government (and most states, as well) speak to one another. The course will combine standard law school teaching methods (lecture and Socratic discussion) with interactive classroom exercises. Most of the course grade will be based on an exam, but classroom engagement and perhaps one or two (very very short) written assignments will factor in as well.

  • Legislation and Statutory Interpretation , JURI 4880E , Credit Hours: 3
    This basic survey course has two major goals. First, though we think of ourselves as a common law country, most of our laws come from statutes. Lawyers, in whatever kind of law practice they engage, find themselves confronted regularly with statutes which must be made sense of. Therefore, the ability to read, interpret, and argue from statutes is a fundamental skill for any attorney. The first goal of this course, then, is to introduce the practical skills and basic theory for working with statutes. Second, and more broadly, students may have noticed that "law school" might be better described as "court school." That is, there is much education about courts, judges, and judicial process, but far less about how most of our laws are made. The second goal of this course, then, is to explore the legislative process and to begin to understand how the three branches of the federal government (and most states, as well) speak to one another. The course will combine standard law school teaching methods (lecture and Socratic discussion) with interactive classroom exercises. Most of the course grade will be based on an exam, but classroom engagement and perhaps one or two (very very short) written assignments will factor in as well. This course will be taught as a blended learning course. It will meet each Tuesday in person. On Fridays, it will sometimes meet in person, and sometimes virtually. In addition, some Friday classes will be replaced by podcasts that students can listen to at their leisure, together with writing assignments and small group meetings. Please email Professor Levin with any questions (hlevin@uga.edu).

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