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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  • Topics in Legal History , JURI: 4875 , Credit Hours: 2
    Examination of the role of law and legal institutions in shaping politics, society, culture, and economics in American History. 

  • Torts II , JURI: 4135 , Credit Hours: 2
    Advanced topics in tort law, building on the coverage in the first-year Torts I course. Topics may include products liability, defamation, fraud and negligent misrepresentation, interference with contractual relations, recovery for pure economic harm, interference with intellectual property rights, nuisance, trespass to chattels, and conversion. In addition, the roles of mass tort litigation, insurance, and tort reform may be considered.

  • 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

  • Veterans Legal Services Clinic , JURI: 5977S, 5978S , Credit Hours: 4-6
    The Veterans Legal Services 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.

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