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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  • Bankruptcy , JURI: 4360 , Credit Hours: 3
    This survey course is intended not only for aspiring bankruptcy lawyers, but to allow future litigators and corporate lawyers to become familiar with both consumer and corporate bankruptcy. Students develop competency in both liquidation and reorganization of corporations, as well as the competing elections available to consumers in bankruptcy.

  • Bankruptcy Practice Seminar , JURI: 4363 , Credit Hours: 2
    This seminar explores the lifecycle of a corporate bankruptcy from the perspective of multiple stakeholders, including debtors, lenders, and creditors.  Through simulated negotiations, hearings, and meetings that would occur during the restructuring process, students will develop critical strategy and practice skills while increasing their understanding of bankruptcy law.

  • Bioethics , JURI: 5585 , Credit Hours: 3
    Examines legal, ethical, and social problems generated by advances in health, medicine and biotechnology. Some of the issues covered include human cloning and stem cell research, gene-based therapies, death and dying, reproductive technologies, experimentation with human subjects, and societal limits on scientific developments.

  • Business Basics for Lawyers , JURI: 5125 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course is intended to introduce non-business majors to basic business terminology and concepts to prepare students to better understand a broad array of business related law courses. Students who have majored in business, have an MBA, have taken more than one accounting course in college, or are joint MBA/JD candidates may not take the course. Students who take this course may not take Accounting and Finance for Lawyers and vice versa. 

  • Business Crimes , JURI: 5660 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course will cover corporate and individual responsibility for violations of the principal federal statutes regularly used by the government in corporate and white collar crime cases. A variety of offenses will be covered, including conspiracy, mail and securities fraud, obstruction of justice, false statements, bribery and environmental crimes. The course will also cover organizational compliance programs as a means of preventing violations of the law and mitigating organizational legal liability.

  • Business Ethics Seminar , JURI: 5665 , Credit Hours: 2
    (this will be divided into 1 credit hour Fall and 1 credit hour Spring semester) Corporate scandals make the headlines, but businesses face ethical challenges every day, even in situations that are legally compliant. This course will examine ethical issues confronted by businesses in a variety of contexts, from legal activities to those on the "slippery slope" to outright corruption. Students will consider different approaches to ethical decision-making and the lawyer's role in advising business clients. This is a year-long course open to 3L students only.

  • Business Immigration Law , JURI: 5893 , Credit Hours: 2
    This is a two credit hour course taught by Teri Simmons addressing the laws, regulations and policies governing the entry of foreign nationals into the United States for business or employment purposes.

  • Business Law Clinic , JURI: 4216S, 4217S , Credit Hours: 4 (2 hrs graded, 2 hrs pass/fail)
    The Business Law Clinic offers students an opportunity to develop essential lawyering skills in a professional, interactive, live-client environment. Supervised students will represent entrepreneurs, small business owners and not for profit organizations that cannot otherwise afford legal services. Services provided will relate to such matters as entity formation, corporate governance, employment and contracts. Students will learn how to interview, counsel, draft and negotiate, and will develop problem-solving, analytical and editorial skills in the context of client projects and reality-grounded class work. In addition to allowing students to learn transactional lawyering skills, the Business Law Clinic will provide clients with quality pro bono legal services, in keeping with the University of Georgia School of Law’s commitment to serving the community. Class size will be limited to eight students. The course consists of a seminar and 8-10 hours per week of supervised client projects. Consistent with Law School policy on clinical courses, two credits will be graded and two credits will be pass/fail.

  • Business Law Research , JURI: 4087 , Credit Hours: 1
    The course will give students experience in researching a variety of business law topics focusing on primary, secondary and transactional materials.  This course will also provide an in-depth look at primary and secondary tax law resources and how to find them using a variety of print and electronic sources.   

  • Business Negotiations , JURI: 4211 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course will focus on negotiations theory, strategy, skills, and style in the context of business transactions as well as business disputes. Students will participate in simulated negotiations and will prepare written assignments and a comprehensive appraisal in lieu of a final exam.

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