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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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  • 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.

  • Negotiation Competition , JURI 5044 , Credit Hours: 1
    Team members prepare for oral negotiations and practice negotiation techniques 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.

  • Oxford Research Tutorial , JURI ---- , Credit Hours: 3 , Prerequisite: only students enrolled in the Oxford Program
    For more information about the Oxford program, visit the program webpage: http://law.uga.edu/georgia-law-oxford This course is modeled on the format of the justly renowned Oxford tutorial. Each tutor will meet periodically with a small number of students. Meetings will be devoted to planning or revising the students' individual research papers, to be completed by the end of the semester. Law students will participate in groups of three or four with their individual tutors (professors).

  • Partnership Taxation , JURI 5090 , Credit Hours: 3 , Prerequisite: JURI 5120
    Deals with impact of federal income tax on formation and operation of businesses conducted in partnership form. Special emphasis on tax ramifications of sale of partnership interest, death or retirement of partner, and dissolution of partnership.

  • Patent Law , JURI 4920 , Credit Hours: 3
    This course addresses the basics of obtaining and enforcing U.S. patent protection for useful inventions. We consider how the patent laws foster innovation through the grant of exclusionary rights to inventors by undertaking a detailed examination of both the substantive requirements for patentability (utility, novelty, and nonobviousness) and the requirements defining an adequate disclosure of the invention (written description, enablement, and claim definiteness). We also explore the complementary implementation roles played by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, on the one hand, and the federal courts (especially the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit) on the other. 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.

  • Patent Prosecution & Procedure , JURI 4923 , Credit Hours: 2 , Prerequisite: JURI 4920 or JURI 5050 , Co-requisite: JURI 4920 or JURI 5050
    This drafting course studies how to write and prosecute a United States patent application. With numerous drafting exercises, including the drafting of claims and arguments in response to Office Actions from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the course both introduces students to common issues arising during patent prosecution and equips students with basic strategies to deal with those issues. The course also explores patent infringement analysis and opinion letter work in which patent lawyers routinely engage. It is not formal preparation for the USPTO patent bar.

  • Payment Systems , JURI 4170 , Credit Hours: 3
    Articles 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code which deal with checks and promissory notes. Other payment systems, such as credit cards, debit cards, and electronic fund transfers also will be examined.

  • Political Leadership & The Law , JURI 5596 , Credit Hours: 2 , Prerequisite: Constitutional Law
    How do our federal laws get made and interpreted? This course will examine the intersection of law and politics with a special focus on leadership, and how leadership qualities in the Executive and Legislative branches impact how federal laws ultimately affect the American public. With a special focus on national security, students will utilize current public policy issues and relevant Supreme Court cases to understand legislative process, identify separation of powers tensions, and, ultimately, the resolution of those tensions. Drawing on his 20 years of service in Congress, Senator Chambliss will address the issues of how Congress really works, the power of the Executive relative to duly passed legislation, the role of federal courts in resolving those tensions, and the role of Congress in the federal judiciary.  Class size is limited to 20 students. 

  • Poverty and Financial Law , JURI 5465 , Credit Hours: 2
    This seminar will examine the history and current regulatory structure of financial services to the poor. It will examine the legal framework around the fringe banking sector, the credit union and savings and loan movements, postal banking, and other poverty-related financial initiatives.

  • Practicum in Animal Welfare Skills , JURI 5278S , Credit Hours: 4-6
    This is a practicum in which students will learn to identify, investigate, and prosecute animal welfare crimes and ordinance violations. In some semesters, it may include drafting ordinances and state laws, providing an analysis of laws presented for adoption by others, and other related tasks. In academic years in which Boot Camp in Animal Welfare Skills is taught, it must be taken in advance of this practicum or concurrently. Register for both 5278S (graded portion) and 5279S (pass/fail portion).

  • Practicum in Animal Welfare Skills , JURI 5279S , Credit Hours: 4-6
    This is a practicum in which students will learn to identify, investigate, and prosecute animal welfare crimes and ordinance violations. In some semesters, it may include drafting ordinances and state laws, providing an analysis of laws presented for adoption by others, and other related tasks. In academic years in which Boot Camp in Animal Welfare Skills is taught, it must be taken in advance of this practicum or concurrently. Register for both 5278S (graded portion) and 5279S (pass/fail portion).

  • Pre-Trial Civil Litigation , JURI 5453 , Credit Hours: 2
    The strategies of complex civil litigation, focusing on case development and analysis in the pre-trial period.

  • Property , JURI 4090 , Credit Hours: 4
    This course addresses the recognition, development, and regulation of rights in real property and personal property, including the nature and function of possession and title, shared ownership, private and public rights, and transfers of property.

  • Property , JURI 5040E , Credit Hours: 4
    This course addresses the recognition, development, and regulation of rights in real property and personal property, including the nature and function of possession and title, shared ownership, private and public rights, and transfers of property. This is an online course, with very limited physical meetings. Students who do not wish to take Property as an online course should instead enroll in JURI 4090

  • Prosecution I , JURI 5150S , Credit Hours: 2
    This course teaches how the 4th and 5th Amendments guide and limit law enforcement officers when they search or seize citizens and when they conduct pre-arrest interviews or post-arrest (custodial) interrogations. Students will also learn practical skills including how to conduct a motion to suppress hearing and a Jackson-Denno hearing.

  • Prosecution II , JURI 5160S , Credit Hours: 3 - 6 , Prerequisite: JURI 5150S (Prosecution I)
    Fall Semester. This course teaches the procedural steps involved in the prosecution of a criminal case following a suspect’s arrest.  Students will learn how to evaluate cases and how to wisely exercise “prosecutorial discretion.” Students will also learn practical skills including how to conduct preliminary hearings, grand jury proceedings, and arraignments.

  • Prosecution II , JURI 5161L , Credit Hours: 3 - 6 , Prerequisite: JURI 5150S (Prosecution I)
    Fall Semester. This course teaches the procedural steps involved in the prosecution of a criminal case following a suspect’s arrest.  Students will learn how to evaluate cases and how to wisely exercise “prosecutorial discretion.” Students will also learn practical skills including how to conduct preliminary hearings, grand jury proceedings, and arraignments.

  • Prosecution III , JURI 5165S , Credit Hours: 3 - 6 , Prerequisite: JURI 5160S (Prosecution II)
    Spring Semester. This course teaches the procedural steps involved in the prosecution of a criminal case following a defendant’s not-guilty plea.  Students will learn about jury trials and jury selection. Students will also learn about the search warrant requirement and its “well-recognized exceptions,” identification of suspects, Confrontation Clause, and Right to Counsel.

  • Prosecution III , JURI 5166S , Credit Hours: 3 - 6 , Prerequisite: JURI 5160S (Prosecution II)
    Spring Semester. This course teaches the procedural steps involved in the prosecution of a criminal case following a defendant’s not-guilty plea.  Students will learn about jury trials and jury selection. Students will also learn about the search warrant requirement and its “well-recognized exceptions,” identification of suspects, Confrontation Clause, and Right to Counsel.

  • Public Health Law , JURI 5622 , Credit Hours: 3
    This course offers an overview of Public Health Law. The course begins by defining public health law with historic, contemporary and international comparative law-policy perspectives, discusses the government entities most involved in public health domestically and internationally, and then surveys a range of applications. Coverage encompasses reproductive health, vaccination, biodefense, integration of genomics (study of gene function) and population genetics into public health policy and practice, and international public health.

  • Public Interest Practicum , JURI 5690S , Credit Hours: 3
    Designed to teach students to discover what peoples' needs are, to be able as lawyers to summon community's resources for meeting those needs, and to determine what lawyers can do to insure the community's services are in place and functioning. Students will be required to work with both service institutions and individuals who are the clients of those institutions. They will be assigned to cases and graded on their success in solving the problems raised.

  • Public International Law , JURI 4640 , Credit Hours: 3
    This introductory course will examine the doctrine, theory, and evolution of International Law. Once focused narrowly on relations between nation-states, the field now encompasses myriad legal norms and mechanisms regulating the global activities not only of states, but also of human beings, corporations, and intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations.

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