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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  • Trademark Law , JURI: 4930 , Credit Hours: 2
    Acquisition of trademark rights, registration, infringement, false advertising, dilution, remedies, and international aspects of trademark law. Students in the class of 2013 and later are encouraged to take the IP Survey course before taking this course. NOTE: One cannot take the IP Survey (JURI 5050) after having taken any two of the following courses: Copyright Law (JURI 4430), Patent Law (JURI 4920), or Trademark Law (JURI 4930). If the IP Survey course is taken first, any or all three of the advanced intellectual property courses can be taken.

  • Transactional Law Competition , JURI: 5045 , Credit Hours: 2
    Team members prepare for oral negotiations, practice negotiation techniques, and draft transactional documents under the direction of a faculty advisor for regional and national competitions. A student selected to compete is eligible for credit in the semester in which the competition is held. The faculty advisor(s) will approve course registration and assign a grade.  Course is graded S/U.

  • Transnational Criminal Law , JURI: 4273 , Credit Hours: 3
    This course concerns crimes that, though ordinarily domestic, become “transnational” when some aspect crosses national borders. To be studied: extraterritorial jurisdiction; obligations of law enforcement officers operating overseas; substantive law of crimes like trafficking, public corruption, money laundering, and terrorism; and procedural matters like extradition, rendition, evidence gathering, and judgment-enforcement.

  • Trial Practice , JURI: 5040 , Credit Hours: 2
    A study of trial methodology, including jury voir dire, opening statements in jury and bench trials, introduction of proof and pre-trial as well as trial objections to evidence, and delivery of final arguments. Problems in civil and criminal litigation are analyzed, with emphasis upon demonstration of techniques by students in the course. Course is graded S/U.

  • Trusts and Estates , JURI: 4280, 4290 , Credit Hours: 3 each
    Substantive and procedural rules concerning holding and gratuitous disposition of wealth, including intestate succession, wills, will substitutes and inter vivos and testamentary trusts; substantive law of express and charitable trusts; remedies for wrongs relating to disposition of wealth; fiduciary powers, duties and liabilities; construction problems relating to future interests and powers of appointment.

  • UGA Law Semester at Oxford , JURI: ---- , Credit Hours: 13
    For more information visit the program page at: law.uga.edu/georgia-law-oxford The 15-week Georgia Law at Oxford program features 3 traditional courses on international civil procedure, comparative constitutional rights, and European Union law, and one 3-credit intensive research and writing project on a comparative or international law topic. Students receive 13 semester hours of credit toward their degree upon completion of the program. 

  • Unincorporated Business Associations , JURI: 4000 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course deals with the agency relationship and provides an introduction to partnership, limited liability partnerships, and limited liability companies. In addition to a final exam, students will engage in several exercises designed to provide future transactional lawyers with the basic skills to help clients structure their business relationships to achieve the client's business and financial goal

  • Visual Arts, Cultural Heritage, and the Law , JURI: 5575 , Credit Hours: 2
    This seminar explores contemporary legal, ethical, and policy issues that involve visual artists (primarily painters and sculptors) and art collectors, museums, dealers, and auction houses. It tackles diverse issues by examining the complex roles of multiple participants, including artists; art patrons and consumers; government officials; art experts, such as museums, historians, and critics; as well as the “bad guys,” such as looters, thieves, and forgers. We consider the relationships between art institutions and those who produce, collect, protect, and “deal” in art. We also examine the international movement of art in times of war and peace, as well as the preservation and protection of art as a form of cultural heritage. There is no formal prerequisite for the course, although prior enrollment in either IP Survey or Copyright is useful. Students will have a choice of either taking a final exam or writing a significant paper.

  • 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
    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.

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