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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." 

CURRENT STUDENTS: For the upcoming academic year, awlays visit the Class Schedules & Registration webpage for requirement lists and guidelines including 2L Writing, Advanced Writing, Capstone, and Practical Skills requirements.

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  • Interviewing, Counseling, & Negotiating , JURI 5420 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course focuses upon theories of psychology, sociology, and conflict resolution, as applied to three of the most fundamental skills for litigators — interviewing, counseling, and negotiating. Students then have the opportunity to hone these skills through hands-on, practice based simulations.

  • Introduction to Banking Law , JURI 5595 , Credit Hours: 1
    The purpose of this course is to provide a brief overview of the elaborate and complex system that has evolved over the past 150 years to regulate the activities of banking institutions.  It will provide an overview of the types of financial entities providing banking services in the United States, their powers and authorities, and how they are regulated.  It will discuss the major laws that govern banks, and the themes of regulation, including safety and soundness, anti-money laundering and sanctions, and the regulatory enforcement process.  It will also address the structure of the payments system in the US, as well as the systems that have evolved for handling bank insolvencies. This class will be graded as Pass/Fail.

  • Introduction to Global Governance , JURI 2400 , Credit Hours: 3
    In a globalizing world, the range of issues with cross-border implications only expands, from finance to trade, terrorism to food safety, climate change to sports. This upper-level, interdisciplinary course examines how and why different legal regimes have developed to govern these issues, when and why they succeed, and when and why they fail or generate backlash.

  • Introduction to the American Legal System , JURI 6501 , Credit Hours: 3 (MSL students only)
    This course will introduce MSL students to core concepts within the American legal system. Coverage will include structure of government, sources of American law, judicial and court processes, the role of the lawyer, legal reasoning and analysis, and foundational legal issues related to tort, contract, criminal and property law. Enrollment is limited to students enrolled in the Masters in the Study of Law (MSL) program.

  • Jane W. Wilson Family Justice Clinic , JURI 5140S , Credit Hours: 4 - 6
    Superior Court civil litigation clinic representing lower income victims of domestic abuse in obtaining protective orders. Students work as lay advocates and student practitioners to provide direct service to clients including screening and referral, interviewing, counseling, pleading and case preparation, negotiation, and advocacy at final hearings under the Student Practice Act. Class discussion centers on readings in texts and statutes relating to family violence, as well as on theory and practice of lawyering in a litigation/negotiation context. (See description of JURI 4500S for clinic grading policy.) Register for both 5140S (graded portion) and 5141L (pass/fail portion).

  • Jane W. Wilson Family Justice Clinic , JURI 5141L , Credit Hours: 4 - 6
    Superior Court civil litigation clinic representing lower income victims of domestic abuse in obtaining protective orders. Students work as lay advocates and student practitioners to provide direct service to clients including screening and referral, interviewing, counseling, pleading and case preparation, negotiation, and advocacy at final hearings under the Student Practice Act. Class discussion centers on readings in texts and statutes relating to family violence, as well as on theory and practice of lawyering in a litigation/negotiation context. (See description of JURI 4500S for clinic grading policy.) Register for both 5140S (graded portion) and 5141L (pass/fail portion).

  • Labor Arbitration , JURI 4770 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course is organized in three distinct parts. Part 1 will explore the historical and legal development of labor arbitration and its relationship to collective bargaining. Part 2 will address common issues including evidence, discipline and discharge, and contract interpretation. Part 3 will consist of three simulated, mock arbitration hearings. In each mock arbitration students will rotate between the roles of union counsel, management counsel, and arbitrator. Counsel will write post-hearing briefs, and arbitrators will write decisions. There is no final exam in this course. Student grades will be based on a combination of class participation (5%), self-evaluations (5%) and the 3 mock arbitrations (25% for the first, 30% for the second, and 35% for the third.) Grades for the mock arbitrations will be based on post-hearing briefs by the advocates and decisions by the arbitrators. This course meets the requirements of a practical skills course and will include a student self-evaluation component to be assigned during the course.  There are no required prerequisite courses for the labor arbitration course.  This class is capped at 18.

  • Labor Law , JURI 4760 , Credit Hours: 3
    Examines National Labor Relations Act, focusing on history and evolution of labor relations laws, union organizational activity, collective bargaining, economic weapons, the duty of fair representation, and federalism and labor relations.

  • Land Conservation Skills , JURI 4801 , Credit Hours: 3
    U.S./GA and will develop skills through drafting and interviewing exercises; guest lectures by representatives of government agencies, land trusts, the mitigation industry and tax professionals; and field trips to monitor conservation easements

  • Land Use , JURI 4790 , Credit Hours: 3 , Prerequisite: JURI 4090
    Analysis of the legal and administrative aspects of the regulation of land use for development and the problems and techniques of urban planning. Particular attention is given to zoning, subdivision controls, public acquisition of land and urban redevelopment.

  • Landmark Cases in Corporate Law , JURI 4220 , Credit Hours: 2 , Prerequisite: JURI 4210
    This seminar examines approximately 10-14 landmark corporate law cases (or topics such as fiduciary duties, insider trading, shareholder voting and the business judgment rule). Students will write a paper and make a presentation.

  • Landmark Cases in Criminal Litigation , JURI 4275 , Credit Hours: 2
    The course examines an array of notable Supreme Court criminal procedure and evidence cases by deeply delving into the litigation and surrounding stories that accompany each case. The course will cover approximately 10-14 landmark cases commonly reviewed in Evidence and Criminal Procedure I and II (Katz, Miranda, Terry, Batson, and Powell, to name a few). Students will be expected to write a paper as well as do a presentation. Laptops are not permitted in class.

  • Law & Institutions of the European Union , JURI 3830 , Credit Hours: 2
    History of the European Union, law-making and administrative institutions and processes, economic sectoral policies, including competition and state aids, transport and agriculture; internal market, freedoms (movement of goods, workers, capital, services); harmonization of national laws; external economic trade policy; impact of Single European Act and Treaty on European Union. This course is limited to students in their junior year or beyond.

  • Law & Medicine , JURI 5623 , Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on the relationship between health care providers and patients. Topics include: the treatment relationship, professional liability, licensing, access to care (including EMTALA), quality of care, privacy and confidentiality (including HIPAA), and informed consent.

  • Law & Science Seminar , JURI 5579 , Credit Hours: 2
    Emerging technologies present an intrinsic challenge as new discoveries frequently extend the beyond the reality anticipated by existing laws and regulations. The use of science in the courtroom or legislation (e.g., climate change) is often problematic as parties put forth competing claims as to what the law should regard as valid scientific evidence. Further, sometimes scientists view the law as a prior restraint to research and development (e.g, trial of Galileo, "Scopes monkey trial," ban on human cloning) and in other instances they may view it as driving innovation (patent laws, academic technology transfer policies). In summary, this seminar will examine the complicated relationship between law and science on both applied and philosophical grounds. Students are required to write and present a research paper relevant to this seminar as well as actively participate in classroom discussion.

  • Law and Institutions of the European Union , JURI 5830 , Credit Hours: 2
    History of the European Union, law-making and administrative institutions and processes, economic sectoral policies, including competition and state aids, transport and agriculture; internal market, freedoms (movement of goods, workers, capital, services); harmonization of national laws; external economic trade policy; impact of Single European Act and Treaty on European Union.

  • Law and Religion , JURI 4833 , Credit Hours: 3 , Prerequisite: JURI 4180
    The bulk of this course will focus on the history and judicial construction of the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment. The course will also include a section exploring how several religious traditions approach the relationship between religion and law.

  • Law and Social Justice , JURI 3200S , Credit Hours: 3
    Through readings, various media, and classroom discussions, students will learn about social justice in the legal context. Students will compose a reflective journal writing and a written project/class presentation proposing a creative social justice response to a real-world community need or issue identified by faculty and the students.

  • Laws of War , JURI 4645 , Credit Hours: 3
    Examined in this course will be laws and customs intended to regulate war - not only when and whether law permits resort to armed conflict, but also national and international legal rules and regimes governing how war is to be waged and when actors may be sanctioned for violating those rules.

  • Lawyering for Children , JURI 4755 , Credit Hours: 2
    This seminar will explore the responsibilities of lawyers for children and the factors that influence their interactions with child clients and lawyering decisions. We will focus on representation in child welfare, status offense, delinquency, and criminal cases. This course will not emphasize substantive law but rather lawyering theory and methods resulting from legal, social, policy, practical, and ethical considerations. Source materials may include judicial opinions, statutes, model rules/standards, scholarly research, case studies, and other materials, both legal and non-legal.

  • Lawyers, Kings, Despots, and Revolutionaries: How Lawyers Create and Destroy Political Freedom , JURI 3210 , Credit Hours: 3
    This course examines the role that lawyers across time and space have played in creating and defending democrat government that respects the rule of law.  We will examine the role that lawyers played in insulating the rule of law from the arbitrary exercise of monarchical power, the role lawyers have played in since 1900 in defending democracy and the rule of law from authoritarian governments, and evaluate the performance of lawyers in defending these institutions in in the United States.

  • Learning from Wrongful Convictions , JURI 2350E , Credit Hours: 3
    Learning from Wrongful Convictions will explore some of the main factors that have led to wrongful convictions across the United States.  Using actual cases in which the accused has been exonerated, students will develop an understanding of how forensic science, social science, police officers, prosecutors, and defense attorneys have all contributed to various cases of wrongful convictions.  Students will then examine what the criminal justice system can do to prevent wrongful convictions in the future and present a paper detailing a proposed solution to one of the issues discussed.  Learning will come from readings, class discussions and guest speakers.

  • Legal Accounting , JURI 4385 , Credit Hours: 2
    Accounting is the language of business and knowledge of accounting is important to lawyers in various practice areas. This course covers basic accounting terminology, financial statements, accounting principles and auditing standards, financial statement analysis, and accounting issues that arise in business and the practice of law. Not recommended for students who have taken more than two accounting classes.

  • Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship , JURI 2600 , Credit Hours: 3
    This course will explore the law related to developing and launching a small business. We will discuss topics such as: selecting the structure of and forming a corporation; protecting a business’s copyrights, trademarks, patents, and/or trade secrets; and complying with employment and consumer protection laws and regulations. Ultimately, this course will provide you with enough background in these areas of the law to identify legal issues you may run across in starting a small business, to help you determine when you should contact an attorney, and to give you the ability to discuss your issues intelligently with legal counsel.

  • Legal Malpractice , JURI 5760 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course explores legal malpractice law, policy and problems.  In addition to studying civil liability claims, the course will cover approaches to managing risks and avoiding malpractice lawsuits. The course will also deal with malpractice insurance and defenses to claims for legal malpractice. The material covered by this course is designed to benefit all new lawyers, regardless of firm size or practice area, and should be particularly useful for those students who may be joining smaller firms or who plan eventually to start their own practice.  The Law and Ethics of Lawyering is not a formal prerequisite, though students may find it provides a foundation for some class concepts.

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