• Accounting and Finance for Lawyers, JURI 4384, Credit Hours: 2

    This class is designed for law students who have little or no prior experience with accounting or finance course work, and it is intended to provide a general understanding of the basic accounting and finance information needed to make economic decisions about businesses. The course has three parts, with part 1 providing an introduction to accounting and the fundamentals of a general set of financial statements including the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement, as well as the process followed to create financial statements and basics of financial statement analysis. Part 2 will cover the principles of finance and valuation including the cost of using money, assessing risk and return, valuation basics, and economics of the firm. Part 3 will cover financial instruments (debt, equity, and derivatives), capital markets, and corporate transactions. The class is not designed to make you an expert accountant or finance professional, but it should enable you to 1) make intelligent use of accounting and financial information, and 2) raise appropriate questions about the accounting and financial information developed by the experts in your company. Students who take this course may not take Business Basics, and vice versa.

  • Administrative Law, JURI 4320, Credit Hours: 3

    Focuses on law controlling federal and state administrative action. Along with constitutional restraints, student is asked to consider statutory and judicially formulated rules for the administrative process. Control over administrative discretion and enforced accountability are major themes. Attention is devoted to federal and state Administrative Procedure Acts.

  • Advanced Corporations, JURI 5590, Credit Hours: 1, Prerequisite:

    JURI 4210

    Part one of the course explores the question of who should make corporate law. Specifically, we will discuss scholarly theories addressing whether the states or the federal government would best regulate corporate matters, and explaining Delaware's prominence in corporate law. Part two examines Delaware statutory and judicial corporate law. We will discuss the inner workings of expedited and summary litigation, problems in the organization and functioning of a corporation (focusing on management and control), and mergers and transfers of control (including hostile acquisitions, tender offers, going private transactions, and defensive tactics). Part three provides hands on experience in litigating corporate cases. Students will participate in two oral arguments as advocates and judges. Grades in this course will be based on a take home written exam that focuses on the course materials and class lectures. Class attendance and participation are required.

  • Advanced Legal Research, JURI 4085, Credit Hours: 2

    This course will build upon research skills acquired in first year Legal Research and Writing classes by offering students an advanced exploration of legal research tools. The course will cover primary and secondary legal sources, advanced searching skills, topical research, internet resources and non-law resources.

  • Advanced Legal Writing Seminar, JURI 4160, Credit Hours: 3

    Provides advanced instruction in legal research and legal writing. The course will focus both on training and experience in the practical skills of researching and writing as well as explicitly exploring the purposes for writing a particular document and being sure to effectively reach the intended audience. The class material will cover general writing principles, guidance on legal writing style, grammar, organization, editing, and citation form. This course will consist of extensive practice, feedback, peer review, and review of excerpts from actual briefs and other documents.

  • Advanced Topics in Corporate Litigation, JURI 4581, Credit Hours: 1
    This course examines advanced topics in Delaware corporate law, focusing on the functioning of a corporation and transfers of control. Students will be given the opportunity for hands on experience in litigating corporate cases through oral argument. This course will be pass/fail, based on class participation and a short opinion paper that focuses on class lectures and the materials examined in connection with the litigation practice exercise.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey, JURI 5735, Credit Hours: 3

    This is a survey course of dispute resolution processes that do not directly involve litigation - primarily negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Classes provide an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of each process and an opportunity for student participation in each process. The course will also address process related ethical considerations. Negotiation and mediation portions of the class will focus more on the problem solving "integrative" approach rather than the "distributive" [zero-sum or competitive] approach. The arbitration portion will generally focus on U.S. commercial arbitration processes under the Federal Arbitration Act [FAA] and primarily commercial "provider rules", published by the American Arbitration Association.

  • American Legal History, JURI 4870, Credit Hours: 3

    This course will examine the role that law and legal institutions have played in American history from Reconstruction until the 1980s. We will examine the Civil War Amendments and federalism, laissez-faire formalism and economic regulation, the growth of legal liberalism, and the rights revolution.

  • Anatomy of an M&A Deal, JURI 4215, Credit Hours: 3, Prerequisite: JURI 4210

    Provides overview of typical asset sale transaction and the attorney's role. Students will acquire an understanding of the transaction process and related legal and business issues. Students will review, draft, and negotiate typical transaction documents. Evaluation will be based primarily on drafting projects in lieu of a final exam.

  • Antitrust Law, JURI 4340, Credit Hours: 3

    When can producers cooperate, and when must they compete? Is the NFL--or NCAA--a beneficial collaboration, a consumer-harming cartel, or a hybrid of both? Antitrust law, born in the shadow of the Second Industrial Revolution's titanic steel and oil companies, provides answers to questions such as these. The course explores the evolution of this common-law-like statutory regime, in which courts strike a dynamic balance among disparate policies, including consumer protection, allocative efficiency, and the innovation-spurring rewards of monopoly. Using major cases and enforcement-agency pronouncements, we make reasoned assessments of the probable legality of assorted business practices in varied sectors, from sports leagues to software firms, and from mining to medical care. A few basics of economic reasoning routinely appear in the cases and commentaries, so we devote some attention to them; but have no fear, it's straightforward stuff.

  • Antitrust Law and Policy Seminar, JURI 4341, Credit Hours: 2, Prerequisite: 4340

    This course covers advanced topics in modern antitrust law and policy, focusing on recent Supreme Court decisions and developments at the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice Antitrust Division. Selected topics include dominant firms and exclusionary conduct, monopsony power, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust immunity, Noerr-Pennington doctrine and state action, platform economies, and the intersection of antitrust law with intellectual property. This course includes a writing component, which fulfills the capstone requirement.

  • Appellate Advocacy, JURI 4150, Credit Hours: 2

    This course is designed to help students become successful appellate advocates. Students will be presented with a hypothetical appellate problem from which they will prepare a brief and oral argument. Each student must select (or be assigned), a teammate for the brief writing and oral argument components of the course. The briefs will be entered in the Talmadge Best Brief Competition and students are required to participate in the first two rounds of the Talmadge Moot Court Competition. Students will also be required to compete for a position on the interscholastic Moot Court Team. Grades will be based on evaluations of the following items: (1) appellate brief, (2) videotaped argument, (3) competition argument, and (4) writing exercise(s). Limited to 2L students.

  • Appellate Advocacy Clinic I, II and Summer, JURI 4155S (I Course), 4156S (II Course), 4157S (Summer), Credit Hours: I and II are each 3 credit hours and Summer is 2 credit hours

    I & II

    This clinic is designed to train students to be appellate litigators. It is a year-long clinic. Credit for the first semester generally requires participation in the second semester. It is open only to third year law students. Students will get three credits for each semester, and the class will meet for one two-hour seminar per week. The first semester will be pass/fail, and the second semester will have the traditional grading system. The clinic will essentially operate as a small firm and will accept clients with cases before both federal circuit courts of appeals and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Students will work in teams of two or three to review the record of the case, identify the issues that should be raised in the appeal, draft the briefs (both opening brief and reply brief), and do the oral argument if permitted and if oral argument is scheduled. This clinic will require a significant time commitment, particularly around the time that briefs are due and oral arguments are scheduled. Briefing schedules for the different teams will vary. The subject matter of the cases before the Courts of Appeals will vary. Obviously, the cases before the Board of Immigration Appeals will be immigration cases (primarily appeals of deportation orders). Enrollment in the clinic is by application only.

    Summer

    This course picks up where the Appellate Litigation Clinic II leaves off in the spring semester. Students will draft petitions for certiorari in cases where the Circuit Courts of Appeals have denied our clients relief, prepare clemency petitions to the Office of the United States Pardon Attorney when appropriate, and write merits briefs to the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Board of Immigration Appeals for any cases still pending at the appellate court level during the summer term. Overall, the course will teach students the intricacies of appellate practice, including how to write persuasively, how to communicate with clients, and how to learn and follow the applicable procedural rules.

  • Atlanta Civil Externship Semester in Practice, JURI 5981S, 5982S, Credit Hours: 10 (5 hours graded and 5 hours pass/fail)

    This course is a ten-credit course: two credits in a weekly two-hour seminar and eight credits earned at an assigned full-time placement in the Atlanta area for students to gain experience and work.

  • Atlanta Civil Externship Semester in Practice II, JURI 5985S, JURI 5986S, Credit Hours: 10 (5 hours graded and 5 hours pass/fail)

    A second semester in practice. A seminar each week will supplement on-site externship placement with discussions about relevant substantive topics and opportunities to build skills.

  • Atlanta Corporate Counsel Externship Semester in Practice, JURI 5993S, 5994S, Credit Hours: 10 (5 hours graded and 5 hours pass/fail)

    This course is a ten-credit course: two credits in a weekly two-hour seminar and eight credits earned at an assigned full-time placement in the Atlanta area for students to gain experience and work.

  • Atlanta Corporate Counsel Externship Semester in Practice II, JURI 5995S, JURI 5996S, Credit Hours: 10 credit hours (5 hours graded and 5 hours pass/fail)

    A second semester in practice. A seminar each week will supplement on-site externship placement with discussions about relevant substantive topics and opportunities to build skills.

  • 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, Prerequisite:

    Bankruptcy JURI 4360

    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.