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Course Offerings

You will find a broad and challenging curriculum at Georgia Law - nearly 170 courses are offered, although not all of the listed courses are taught each year. First-year students are just as likely to encounter a tenured or chaired faculty member in the classroom as they are a junior professor.  Distinguished visitors and adjuncts supplement the faculty and diversify the upper-level curriculum. Not all listed courses are offered each semester. Periodically, other courses are offered.  Unless otherwise noted, all law courses carry the prefix "JURI." 

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  • Summer Externship , JURI 5965E, 5966L , Credit Hours: 2 - 4
    The Summer Externship supports students working in governmental, judicial and private non-profit placements through a focused program of reading, reflection and professional development. Students gain direct exposure to the skills and methods of legal practice, focused application of legal concepts to real conflicts, and reflective appraisal of their own skills and abilities. each student engages in an ongoing conversation with the clinic supervisor through journals and interviews; together with readings, this contact expands and deepens the practical and jurisprudential learning gains in the field. Register for both 5965E (graded portion) and 5966L (pass/fail portion).

  • Supervised Research , JURI 5190 , Credit Hours: 2
    Supervised Research involves an in-depth written analysis of a legal issue under close faculty tutoring and supervision. It requires significant legal research, original thinking and analysis, and must produce final paper of a kind and quality similar to that found in law review articles.

  • Sustainable Business: Transactions and Strategy , JURI 5667 , Credit Hours: 2 , Prerequisite: JURI 4210
    This course will introduce students to the concept of environmental sustainability, the legal challenges facing businesses in attaining environmental sustainability, the incentives for business to achieve sustainable commerce, and possible means that governments may have to encourage or stimulate environmentally sustainable commerce.

  • Tax Crimes , JURI 5611 , Credit Hours: 2
    Criminal tax investigations and prosecutions; constitutional defenses to the compulsory production of evidence; attorney-client privilege, confidentiality and other defenses available to taxpayers and third parties.

  • Tax Seminar , JURI 5130 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course will cover federal individual income tax issues that lawyers often deal with in practice.  It will also cover tax policy issues that relate to incremental and fundament tax reform proposals that are under consideration at the time of the course. 

  • Technology Skills for Legal Practice , JURI 4086 , Credit Hours: 1
    A focused, hands-on exploration of the use of technology in the practice of law. The course will cover the impact of technology on law and practice and the specific technology understanding and skills required of the modern lawyer. Students will complete hands on projects using practice management, document assembly, presentation and office productivity software.

  • Telecommunications Law & Policy , JURI 5886 , Credit Hours: 3
    This course explores the rules and standards of U.S. telecommunications law. We examine the market structures and regulatory treatment of a number of related electronic communications technologies—from wireline and wireless telephony to t.v. to the Internet backbone—whose convergence and recombination continue to challenge frameworks first established decades ago. We focus most intently on the work of the Federal Communications Commission, the lead agency in the field, paying special attention to its implementation of the 1996 Telecommunications Act. We also consider the ways that antitrust, intellectual property, and free speech principles constrain telecommunications law and policy.

  • The Federalist Papers , JURI 4573 , Credit Hours: 2 , Prerequisite: JURI 4180
    This course focuses on the framing and ratification of the United States Constitution and the role of The Federalist Papers in that process. This class will NOT satisfy the writing requirement.

  • The History of the Common Law , JURI 4876 , Credit Hours: 4
    This course surveys the development of the common law, courts, and legal profession in England and the US, with emphasis on the ways that common law and legal practice have diverged in these countries. The course concludes by comparing how both countries structure and regulate the practice of law today.

  • The Law and Ethics of Lawyering (formerly Legal Profession) , JURI 4300 , Credit Hours: 3
    This course deals with the ethical and legal principles that govern the legal profession. Topics covered include, among others, the attorney-client relationship, the duty of confidentiality, the attorney-client privilege, conflicts of interest, ethics in advocacy, ethical issues in representing organizational clients, admission to practice, and advertising and solicitation. Particular emphasis is given to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers.

  • The Law of American Health Care , JURI 5626 , Credit Hours: 3
    Examination of the United States health care delivery system as a regulated industry. A survey of a variety of legal issues affecting health care providers and their interactions with commercial insurers, government health care programs, and state and federal regulators.

  • The Law of Newsgathering , JURI 5590 , Credit Hours: 1
    The competing values of personal privacy and government transparency are proving increasingly difficult to balance in an era of online publishing, archiving and searchability. This course will survey recent developments in the law of news-gatherers' access to information and public spaces, where that right of access collides with evolving notions of privacy, and how courts and legislatures are reconciling the two. This is a graded course.

  • The Law of Social Media , JURI 5590 , Credit Hours: 1 (Summer 2014)
    The course will broadly look across substantive areas of the law at the way courts are treating social media, including: -Copyright and fair use as to material gathered from, and published on, social networking sites -The legal effect of "terms of service" of websites -The evidentiary admissibility of material gathered from social networking pages and the evidentiary problems this raises -The ability of employers and schools to regulate what employees and students publish on social media. Offered summer 2014.

  • The Press and the Constitution Seminar , JURI 4197 , Credit Hours: 2 , Prerequisite: JURI 5576 or JURI 4190
    This seminar will take an in-depth look at the constitutional rights of the "press." Our primary focus will be on the proper interpretation of the First Amendment's guarantee that "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom ... of the press." Topics of discussion will include the history of the Press Clause, the relationship between the Speech Clause and the Press Clause, the definition of the "press" under the Constitution, and the various rights and protections available to the press. Course requirements will include class participation, a presentation, and the completion of a research paper.

  • The Supreme Court: Current Term , JURI 4585 , Credit Hours: 3 , Prerequisite: JURI 4180
    The Supreme Court of the United States is a unique institution with its own history, personalities and appellate practice. This course examines the Court including an in-depth look at the current nine justices. Students then argue cases from the Court's current docket and write an opinion in a case. This class does not meet the capstone writing requirement.

  • Timing in Federal Tax , JURI 5640 , Credit Hours: 3 , Prerequisite: JURI 5120
    Timing issues of income tax law: when an item of income should be included and a deduction taken. Includes integrity of the taxable year, tax accounting methods, inventory, depreciation, installment sales provisions, net operating losses, tax benefit rule, claim of right doctrine, and equity compensation.

  • 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 , JURI 4120 , Credit Hours: 4
    Covers intentional torts, which may include battery, assault, and possibly false imprisonment, trespass to land, and others. Certain defenses to intentional tort, such as consent and self defense, may also be covered. The bulk of the course is devoted to the tort of negligence, including the content of the duty of reasonable care, issues bearing on whether the defendant has breached that duty, the requirement that the plaintiff establish a causal connection between the breach and the plaintiff's harm, and proximate cause limits on liability.

  • 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 , Prerequisite: JURI 4090
    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 , Prerequisite: 2Ls and 3Ls only
    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. 

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