Undergraduate 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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  • Business Law Practicum , JURI: 2216S , Credit Hours: 3
    Students will work with a licensed attorney to produce carefully researched, jurisdiction-specific, tailored informational guidance addressing common legal needs in the entrepreneurial and nonprofit community. A weekly seminar will provide an introductory overview of major topics in business law.

  • Capital Punishment , JURI: 3840E , Credit Hours: 3
    Legal and social issues surrounding capital punishment. Surveys legal issues in areas of criminal law and procedure, constitutional law and ethics which confront attorneys in capital cases. Encourages students to synthesize social and legal facets to objectively evaluate complex issues involved in capital punishment. Limited to rising juniors and seniors, except with the instructor’s permission.

  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure , JURI: 2300 , Credit Hours: 3
    A study of criminal process rights that apply during the interaction between law enforcement and individual suspects.  More specifically, the course will examine the relationship (and tension) that exists between the law enforcement investigative function and the constitutional guarantees that are designed to safeguard our individual liberties.

  • Constitutional Rights in Education: Equality, Speech, and Religion , JURI: 3980 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course will introduce students to students’ and teachers’ constitutional rights and obligations in the education context.

  • Covering the Courts , JURI: 2120 , Credit Hours: 3
    This course is an introduction to the American judicial system designed specifically to provide future journalists with the knowledge to accurately and responsibly report on legal issues.

  • Democracy and the Constitution , JURI: 4110e , Credit Hours: 3
    Examination of concepts of democracy and equal citizenship through the prism of the U.S. Constitution. Students will examine the rights and responsibilities of membership in the American civic community and how those rights and responsibilities have changed over time. Examination of each of these conflicts will center on their relationship to the rights and duties embodied in the U.S. Constitution.

  • Environmental Law and Government Regulation , JURI: ---- , Credit Hours: 3
    This upper-level elective satisfies the environmental literacy requirement and counts towards the Environmental Law minor and the Certificate in Sustainability with no prerequisites. A good choice for anyone considering law school or who has an interest in environmental law, policy or economics, the course is designed for pre-law students, natural resources / environmental / ecology / anthropology majors and minors to examine the environmental laws that govern the use of our natural resources. This Environmental Law course will engage students in examining how current laws ensure the protection and preservation of our national and global natural resources along with existing and future challenges to that protection and preservation. Topics include CWA, CAA, ESA, economic justice, waste disposal, and global climate change. This is your chance to scrutinize the scope and efficacy of environmental laws and to debate your classmates on your position. This course is scheduled by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. AAEC 4930 AAEC 6930 ECOL 4810 ECOL 6810 ENVM 4930 FANR 4810 FANR 6810

  • Foundations of American Law , JURI: 3233 , Credit Hours: 3
    An introduction to legal reasoning, fundamental law and policy argumentative tools, the various types of legal institutions, the administrative state, and the interpretation of statutes and the Constitution. Foundational study will lead to legally sophisticated analyses and discussion concerning recently argued or decided Supreme Court cases.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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