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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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