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." 

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  • Veterans Legal Clinic , JURI 5978S , Credit Hours: 4-6
    The Veterans Legal Clinic will offer students the chance to help veterans, to learn about veterans’ needs and experiences, and to learn about advocacy in administrative and judicial forums. The Veteran’s Clinic will represent veterans and their dependents in claims for VA and other governmental benefits. The Clinic will serve a 15 county region surrounding Athens. Students will interview and advise clients, advocate for them before the VA and other agencies, and engage in public outreach. Students will also work in collaboration with other related professionals, including psychologists, social workers, and other providers who work with veterans. A weekly seminar will teach the law related to the practice, will offer perspectives on the experience of veterans, and will include regular assessment of ongoing cases. Students can earn between 4 – 6 credits depending on the hours they work.

  • Visual Arts, Cultural Heritage, and the Law , JURI 5575 , Credit Hours: 2
     This course explores contemporary legal, ethical, and policy issues involved in the acquisition, ownership, and disposition of works of art. It tackles diverse issues by examining the complex roles of multiple participants, including from the transactional perspective of an attorney representing an art collector.  The international movement of art in times of war and peace and the preservation and protection of art as a form of cultural heritage are important themes in the course.  There is no formal prerequisites for the course beyond the first year curriculum. The course includes several drafting assignments (often done in 2-3 person teams) and an in-class final.

  • Wage and Hour Law and Litigation , JURI 5955 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course examines present trends in wage and hour litigation, the single dominant subject area in current labor and employment law practice. The course examines the history of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and also treats wage and hour law in the states, both statutory and common law. Because multi-plaintiff litigation under the FLSA proceeds on a collective, or opt-in, basis, the course will examine the differences between opt-in and Rule 23 opt-out class actions, including increasingly successful efforts to use the two approaches simultaneously in wage and hour claims.

  • Water Law , JURI 4828 , Credit Hours: 3 , Prerequisite: JURI 4090
    The allocation, management, and protection of water resources. Water law is more substantially developed in arid Western states, but is increasingly important in Eastern states that are facing water scarcity. Water law focuses on allocation, access, and use.

  • Whistleblower Litigation Seminar , JURI 5644 , Credit Hours: 2
    This seminar focuses on the major Federal whistleblower statute -- the civil False Claims Act (FCA) -- which in recent years has resulted in billions of dollars of recoveries for the U.S. Government and various states, and huge rewards for the private whistleblowers instigating these cases. The FCA creates a unique partnership among private plaintiffs, their counsel, and Government lawyers, and is spawning an ever expanding number of Federal and state investigations. We will examine the evolution of the FCA from the Civil War era through its modern amendments, and the key substantive and strategic issues in pursuing and defending FCA cases today. The course will also briefly review the new whistleblower reward program at the Securities and Exchange Commission and the recently enhanced program at the Internal Revenue Service. This class is limited to 20 students.

  • White Collar Prosecution , JURI 5661 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course is designed to give students an introduction to economic and political crimes associated under the label of “white collar crime” in Georgia, including conspiracy, theft, fraud, racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations (RICO), money laundering, computer and cyber-crimes, perjury and false statements, securities fraud, fraud upon financial institutions, and parallel non-criminal procedures associated with white collar crimes.  This course will also provide students a practical and substantive understanding of various investigative tools and techniques, as well as prosecutorial and defensive strategies, utilized in Georgia inthese types of cases.

  • Wilderness Law and Policy , JURI 5275 , Credit Hours: 3
    This course will provide an in-depth look at the federal lands managed under the Wilderness Act of 1964 and subsequent enactments, as well as the regulations that the federal land management agencies employ in governing these lands. In addition, systems of state, private and international wilderness protection will be discussed.

  • Wildlife Law , JURI 5276 , Credit Hours: 2
    An examination of the Federal and state legal framework dealing with wildlife. The course reviews wildlife law and policy from a variety of perspectives, including those recognizing sustainable use as a valuable conservation tool, as well as regulated hunting as a component of conservation and sound wildlife management. Selected topics include the North American Wildlife Conservation Model, the Public Trust Doctrine, the right to hunt and fish, the Federal preemption of state laws, the state role on Federal lands, the Federal protection of species, and the Federal protection of wildlife habitat. The course will include not only legal education, but practical application of the law.

  • Workers' Compensation , JURI 5060 , Credit Hours: 3
    Analyzes law governing workplace accidents and diseases and its relationship to orthodox tort doctrine. Among topics studied are substantive limitations on coverage, administrative process in handling claims, and various approaches toward computing compensation awards.

  • Working in Washington , JURI 3203 , Credit Hours: 3
    Students will study key concepts and institutions of our system of government as well as the practical and political realities impacting law and policy-making in Washington. Students will consider and hear directly from senior government officials, lawmakers and policy leaders regarding their actual work on the ground. Students will apply this practical understanding to analyze issues of national importance including, for example, the immigration crisis and President Trump’s “Travel Ban.” Class also will expose students to the wide range of professional opportunities available to them in Washington.

  • Writing for Judicial Clerkships , JURI 4088 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course introduces students to the workings of judicial chambers and provides experience in writing the types of documents commonly required of judicial clerks, such as jury instructions, trial court opinions, appellate court opinions, and bench memoranda.