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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  • 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.

  • Motion Drafting and Practice , JURI: 5458 , Credit Hours: 3
    The written Motion is a litigator’s basic tool for seeking and obtaining Court rulings in a variety of contexts during the course of litigation.  This course provides an overview of, and practice in applying, the legal principles applicable to drafting Motions.

  • Multidistrict Litigation: Law, Practice, and Strategy , JURI: 5597 , Credit Hours: 1
    This course dissects the legal problems and issues associated with aggregate litigation in federal multidistrict litigation by examining various court decisions, decisions by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, scholarly articles, empirical data, and litigation filings. It likewise considers strategic and ethical considerations.

  • Natural Resources , JURI: 4910 , Credit Hours: 3
    The law governing the acquisition and use of natural resources, with particular regard to natural resources on publicly owned lands.

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