Electives Courses

Qualifying course offerings can change from semester to semester. For a complete list for the current academic year, check the student handbook or contact the Law School Registrar.


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  • Media Law , JURI: 5576 , Credit Hours: 3
    Examines a variety of legal issues affecting the news media. After an introductory examination of traditional constitutional issues arising out of the First Amendment and a philosophical look at the justifications for free speech protection, the course explores how these traditional principles are balanced against competing interests not only in constitutional law but also in common law and statutory regulations. Issues dealt with include prior restraint, defamation, privacy, access to court proceedings, access to government meetings and documents, the reporter’s privilege, and intellectual property issues affecting the press. In addition this course addresses issues specific to electronic media, although it focuses on the communicative, as opposed to the administrative or regulatory aspects of this emerging area of law.

  • Mediation Practicum I , JURI: 5975 , Credit Hours: 3
    The course consists of in-class, simulation-based training, including interactive training on the mediation process, the role and competencies of the mediator, ethical and regulatory rules governing mediation and a series of specific topics of mediation practice. It also includes an introduction to small claims court and to the primary legal issues that students will encounter in practice. This course is designed to satisfy the requirements of the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution ("GODR") for the training of court-certified mediators.

  • Mediation Practicum II , JURI: 5976S , Credit Hours: 3
    This clinical course includes four primary components: 1) solo mediation of selected cases in the Clarke County Magistrate Court, 2) weekly two-hour class sessions which will combine in-depth assessments of completed cases and integrated discussions of readings in mediation theory and practice, 3) advanced readings on mediation and dispute resolution theory, and 4) regular periodic reflective writing in the form of two journals and a learning appraisal. Students will meet individually with the clinical supervisor for individual feedback and evaluation.

  • Medical Malpractice , JURI: 5590 , Credit Hours: 1
    A nuts and bolts approach to medical malpractice law and litigation in Georgia. Taught by practicing attorneys, plaintiff and defense perspectives are offered. While the focus is on substantive law, the procedural aspects of such cases are also covered.

  • Military Law , JURI: 4390 , Credit Hours: 2
    The course will focus on the system of military justice in the United States, and its sources of authority under the U.S. Constitution, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), and the Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM). The course will also address the history of military justice in the United States and particularly the UCMJ since its enactment in 1951; the complementary relationship between military discipline and the UCMJ; scope of military jurisdiction; the different types of crimes established in the UCMJ; military trial practice and procedure , including a comparison between the evidentiary and procedural rules under the UCMJ/MCM and the civilian federal courts; the appellate courts established under the UCMJ; the role of the military lawyer and the organization and role of the several Judge Advocate General departments within DoD; the role of the military commander under the UCMJ; significant military cases reaching the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts; discussion of the use of military commissions in the Global War on Terror and a comparative analysis of military justice systems of other nations.

  • Mock Trial Competition , JURI: 5047 , Credit Hours: 2
    Student teams prepare civil or criminal jury trials under the supervision of a faculty advisor by preparing and presenting pretrial evidentiary motions, opening statements, direct and cross examinations of witnesses, and closing arguments. A student must be selected as a competing advocate who will attend a competition in the semester in which the student registers.

  • Modern American Legal Theory , JURI: 4199 , Credit Hours: 3
    This is a study in the theories that animate modern legal scholarship and practice. The course surveys classic articles and book excerpts and reviews to provide a basic understanding of the dominant theoretical movements and their development.

  • Modern American Legal Theory (online course) , JURI: 4199E , Credit Hours: 3
    This is an online course studying in the theories that animate modern legal scholarship and practice. The course surveys classic articles and book excerpts and reviews to provide a basic understanding of the   dominant theoretical movements and their development.

  • Moot Court Competition , JURI: 5042 , Credit Hours: 2
    Student teams prepare appellate briefs and bench briefs and practice oral arguments under the supervision of a faculty advisor for regional, national, and international competitions.  A student must be selected as a competing advocate who will attend a competition in the semester in which the student registers. This course is graded S/U.

  • Moot Court Competition: International Moot Court , JURI: 5042 , Credit Hours: 2
    Preparation, handling of international law moot court case and representation of hypothetical states before international legal tribunal. Topics covered impart knowledge of international legal reasoning, novel research and effective oral advocacy. Enrollment extended by permission. This course is graded S/U.

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