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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  • Banking Regulation , JURI: 5470 , Credit Hours: 3
    This course will survey the evolution of banking regulation, as well as recent developments that have intensified scrutiny on banks. The primary focus will be on Federal regulation of banks in regard to both traditional and non-traditional banking activities as well as the potential conflicts between state and Federal law. Desired course outcomes: 1) learn the complex laws under which banks operate and why banks have traditionally been regulated much more heavily than other industries; 2) understand how those regulations are structured, how compliance is monitored, and how to recognize potential regulatory issues that arise in banking environment; 3) appreciate the ethical responsibilities that banks have to customers and the communities that they serve.

  • Bankruptcy , JURI: 4360 , Credit Hours: 3
    This survey course is intended not only for aspiring bankruptcy lawyers, but to allow future litigators and corporate lawyers to become familiar with both consumer and corporate bankruptcy. Students develop competency in both liquidation and reorganization of corporations, as well as the competing elections available to consumers in bankruptcy.

  • Bankruptcy Litigation , JURI: 4225 , Credit Hours: 2
    The Bankruptcy Litigation course is designed to provide students with practical, direct, and realistic experience with the procedural rules applicable to the resolution of disputes that commonly occur in contested chapter 11 reorganization and chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. Students will individually and as part of teams draft petitions, draft and argue Contested Matter applications, motions, objections, and an Adversary Proceeding complaint and answer.  Students will also draft a Mediation Statement and participate in a mock bankruptcy mediation exercise.  By drafting pleadings and advocating in a courtroom setting, students will understand the procedural issues unique to federal bankruptcy proceedings and their interplay with the federal rules of civil procedure and the federal rules of evidence, as well as better understand how local bankruptcy rules affect bankruptcy litigation practice.  

  • Bankruptcy Practice Seminar , JURI: 4363 , Credit Hours: 2
    This seminar explores the lifecycle of a corporate bankruptcy from the perspective of multiple stakeholders, including debtors, lenders, and creditors.  Through simulated negotiations, hearings, and meetings that would occur during the restructuring process, students will develop critical strategy and practice skills while increasing their understanding of bankruptcy law.

  • Bioethics , JURI: 5585 , Credit Hours: 3
    Examines legal, ethical, and social problems generated by advances in health, medicine and biotechnology. Some of the issues covered include human cloning and stem cell research, gene-based therapies, death and dying, reproductive technologies, experimentation with human subjects, and societal limits on scientific developments.

  • Boot Camp in Animal Welfare Skills , JURI: 5277 , Credit Hours: 1
    This is an intensive-learning class focused on the skills necessary for an animal welfare law practice. It will cover the legal regulation of animals in Georgia and the means of enforcing the various governing statutes. Students will learn to prepare the basic forms used in an animal welfare practice. This class is pass/fail.

  • Business Basics for Lawyers , JURI: 5125 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course is intended to introduce non-business majors to basic business terminology and concepts to prepare students to better understand a broad array of business related law courses. Students who have majored in business, have an MBA, have taken more than one accounting course in college, or are joint MBA/JD candidates may not take the course. Students who take this course may not take Accounting and Finance for Lawyers and vice versa. 

  • Business Crimes , JURI: 5660 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course will cover corporate and individual responsibility for violations of the principal federal statutes regularly used by the government in corporate and white collar crime cases. A variety of offenses will be covered, including conspiracy, mail and securities fraud, obstruction of justice, false statements, bribery and environmental crimes. The course will also cover organizational compliance programs as a means of preventing violations of the law and mitigating organizational legal liability.

  • Business Ethics Seminar , JURI: 5665, 5666 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course will be divided into 1 credit hour Fall (JURI 5665) and 1 credit hour Spring semester (JURI 5666) Corporate scandals make the headlines, but businesses face ethical challenges every day, even in situations that are legally compliant. This course will examine ethical issues confronted by businesses in a variety of contexts, from legal activities to those on the "slippery slope" to outright corruption. Students will consider different approaches to ethical decision-making and the lawyer's role in advising business clients. This is a year-long course open to 3L students only.

  • Business Immigration Law , JURI: 5893 , Credit Hours: 2
    This is a two credit hour course taught by Teri Simmons addressing the laws, regulations and policies governing the entry of foreign nationals into the United States for business or employment purposes.