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Two of your first-year courses will be taught in a small section of about 20 students, providing personal interaction with professors, an informal learning atmosphere that encourages in-depth discussion and analysis, and the opportunity to bond with classmates who will be friends and professional colleagues for years to come.

First-Year Courses

LAW 804 Civil Procedure
This course will examine all phases of the litigation process in civil actions. Specific subjects covered may include: pleadings; discovery; disposition of cases without trial; the right to jury trial; post-trial motions; appeals; the bases for jurisdiction over persons and property; notice; venue; subject matter jurisdiction; choice of federal or state law in diversity cases; joinder of claims and parties; and preclusive effects of judgments. Required course. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Mulligan, Lumen
MTW 08:10-09:05 AM GRN 104 - LAWRENCE
M 01:35-02:30 PM GRN 104 - LAWRENCE
4 19569
LEC Sward, Ellen
WRF 09:15-10:10 AM GRN 106 - LAWRENCE
R 10:20-11:15 AM GRN 106 - LAWRENCE
4 19574
LEC Hines, Laura
WRF 09:15-10:10 AM GRN 108 - LAWRENCE
F 11:25-12:20 PM GRN 203 - LAWRENCE
APPT- - LAWRENCE
4 19573
LAW 806 Introduction to Constitutional Law
An introduction to the law of the United States Constitution, including the historical context and evolution of constitutional principles, methods of constitutional interpretation and analysis, and basic doctrine concerning the structure of government and the protection of individual rights. Doctrinal coverage includes separation of powers, federalism, equal protection, due process, and freedom of religion. Required course. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 809 Contracts
An introduction to contract law, including topics such as offer and acceptance, consideration, contracts enforceable without consideration, defenses to enforcement of contracts, terms of contracts and their interpretation, performance and breach of contracts, remedies for breach, third-party beneficiaries, and assignments. Required course. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Peck, John
WRF 11:25-12:20 PM GRN 107 - LAWRENCE
W 02:40-03:35 PM GRN 108 - LAWRENCE
4 29429
LEC Lucas, Quinton
WF 01:35-02:30 PM GRN 127 - LAWRENCE
W 02:40-03:35 PM GRN 127 - LAWRENCE
R 09:15-10:10 AM GRN 127 - LAWRENCE
4 29430
LEC Ware, Stephen
WRF 01:35-02:30 PM GRN 104 - LAWRENCE
F 02:40-03:35 PM GRN 104 - LAWRENCE
4 29431
LAW 814 Criminal Law
An introduction to substantive criminal law, including theories of punishment, basic stages of the criminal process, culpability, defenses, parties to crime, conspiracy, attempts, sentencing, homicide, and other selected offenses. Required course. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 820 Lawyering Skills I
This course introduces students to legal systems and the skills of lawyers. It includes instruction and discussion on legal traditions, legal institutions and legal methods. It focuses on developing students' skills in legal reasoning, writing and research. Students will complete numerous research and writing assignments, culminating in an open memorandum. Required course. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
TR 02:40-03:35 PM GRN 108 - LAWRENCE
2 19576
LEC
TR 02:40-03:35 PM GRN 104 - LAWRENCE
2 17336
LEC
TR 11:25-12:20 PM GRN 201 - LAWRENCE
2 17339
LEC
TR 02:40-03:35 PM GRN 106 - LAWRENCE
2 17337
LEC
T 11:25-12:20 PM GRN 106 - LAWRENCE
R 11:25-12:20 PM GRN 127 - LAWRENCE
2 18082
LEC
T 09:15-10:10 AM GRN 108 - LAWRENCE
R 09:15-10:10 AM GRN 201 - LAWRENCE
2 17338
LAW 821 Lawyering Skills II
In this course, students build on the research and writing skills they developed in the first semester and practice additional skills such as client interviewing, negotiation and mediation. Students learn about the expectations and demands of lawyers and the legal profession through instruction on bar admission, professionalism, and ethical advocacy, and by working on assignments in a simulated lawsuit. Student work culminates in an advocacy brief and subsequent oral argument. Required course. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 826 Property
An introduction to personal property law and to real property law, which includes adverse possession, estates in land, cotenancies, landlord-tenant law, easements, and real covenants, and which may include other private and public land use controls, eminent domain, and conveyancing. Required course. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 831 Torts I
Fall semester. Development of liability based upon fault. Intentional torts, including battery, assault, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of mental distress, trespass to land and chattels, conversion, and privileges. Negligence, including standard of care, causation, limitation of duty, defenses, and comparative negligence. Survival and wrongful death. Strict liability. Damages. Required course. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Westerbeke, William
RF 08:10-09:05 AM GRN 107 - LAWRENCE
RF 10:20-11:15 AM GRN 107 - LAWRENCE
4 24336
LEC McAllister, Stephen
MTW 10:20-11:15 AM GRN 106 - LAWRENCE
M 02:40-03:35 PM GRN 106 - LAWRENCE
4 24337
LEC Kautsch, Mike
MTW 10:20-11:15 AM GRN 203 - LAWRENCE
M 02:40-03:35 AM GRN 203 - LAWRENCE
4 24338

Once you have conquered your first-year requirements, you will have access to more than 100 upper-level courses in a variety of practice areas, from agricultural law to sports law. Many are seminars, simulation courses, directed research or clinics.

Upper-Level Courses

LAW 837 Contracts II/UCC Sales
The course will explore the domestic sale of goods as governed by Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. The course will also address other significant statutory regimes governing the sale of goods such as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state consumer rights statutes. The course will also cover statutory regimes regulating e-commerce such as the ESIGN Act. The course may also address, although in less detail, the international sale of goods as governed by the United Nation Covenant on the International Sale of Goods. Students, in addition to exposure to substantive contract law doctrine, will develop significant statutory construction skills. Prerequisite: LAW 809 or an equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 838 Criminal Practice in Kansas
Designed for the student who plans to practice criminal law in Kansas. Examines the Kansas criminal code and case law, explores practical and ethical issues from the perspective of the prosecutor and defense counsel, and develops practical skills in pre- and post-trial proceedings. Includes filing of the complaint, bail, preliminary hearing, pretrial proceedings, motions practice, plea negotiations, client counseling, trial proceedings, jury instructions, post-trial motions, sentencing and appeals. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 839 Expert Witness Skills Workshop
The workshop will expose students to the substantive and procedural law as well as the ethical rules pertaining to expert witness testimony. Moreover, it will provide a realistic courtroom setting where students will learn to conduct and defend a series of expert witness examinations and cross-examinations in a simulated environment under the direction and guidance of experienced attorneys who will serve as the workshop faculty. Workshop faculty will evaluate each student and provide immediate critical and helpful feedback to the students after each testimonial performance. It is anticipated that each student will conduct and defend a total of at least five (5) mini expert witness examinations and/or cross-examinations during a one credit-hour workshop or ten (10) in a two credit-hour workshop. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 840 Kansas Supreme Court Research Clinic
This clinic serves the dual goals of providing students with practical research experience and assisting the Kansas Supreme Court by providing needed research support. Students are assigned research projects from the Kansas Supreme Court and the Office of Judicial Administration as arranged by the instructors. Students employ a variety of methodologies to conduct thorough research and concisely convey their findings to the Kansas Supreme Court, culminating with a presentation to the court at the end of the semester. FLD.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Steadham, Christopher
W 02:40-04:40 PM GRN 109 - LAWRENCE
3 29443
LAW 841 Chinese Law
This course will explore the role of law in contemporary Chinese society from a historical and comparative perspective. This course complements (but is independent of) Law 879. The focus of the course is on China's administrative and legal institutions and legal reform efforts since 1978, with some coverage of China's traditional legal order and the historical influences on China's legal institutions and attitudes toward law from the early twentieth century to the present. Specific topics in modern Chinese law will vary but may include contract, property, criminal, business, intellectual property, environmental, and labor law, wand human rights. Due to the volume of material we will cover in a limited time, the legal systems of Greater China (Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan) will not be covered in this course. No Chinese language skill is necessary for this course and not prior familiarity with China or East Asia is assumed. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 842 State Constitutional Law
All 50 states have their own constitutions and cases interpreting those charters. State constitutions sometimes mirror or duplicate federal constitutional provisions, but state constitutions also contain provisions not found in the U.S. constitution. In our federal system, both federal and state constitution law are important and vibrant. This course explores the similarities and the differences in federal and state constitutional law. Coverage includes structural aspects of state constitutional law (dual sovereignty, interpreting state constitutions independently of the federal constitution, the organization of state government., restrictions unique to the state constitutions, and the amendment process, as well as individual rights under state constitutions (equality, due process, criminal procedure, property, religion education, "right to a remedy"/"open courts", and privacy). Prerequisite: Introduction to Constitutional Law. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 843 The Law of War: History, Principles, and Practice
This course will explore the development of legal ideas about the legal regulation of armed conflict, with special attention given to the role and treatment of civilians and other non-combatants. It will not cover American military justice under the Uniform Code of Military Justice nor will it cover internal discipline of military forces. Among the subjects covered will be the history of attempts to legally regulate armed conflict, the law of war at sea, in the air, and in space, treatment of civilians by combatants, treatment of property, particularly significant cultural property by combatants, and non-military combatants, including pirates and terrorists. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 845 Jurisdiction
This course deals with issues relating to a court's power to adjudicate claims. Topics covered may include jurisdiction over persons or property, subject matter jurisdiction, venue, determining the applicable law, joinder of parties, and recognition and enforcement of judgments. Prerequisite: Civil Procedure. Not open to students who have had the School's two-semester, six-hour course or its equivalent. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Mulligan, Lumen
MTW 10:20-11:15 AM GRN 107 - LAWRENCE
3 20449

LAW 848 Advanced Legal Writing: _____
This course provides an opportunity for upper-level students to practice legal writing skills. It focuses on writing for law practice. Students will draft and revise several documents; engage in editing, workshopping and peer critique; and receive intensive feedback from the instructor. By the end of the course, students will have the beginnings of a document portfolio to take with them into their first years of law practice. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Rosenberg, Joyce
TR 10:20-11:15 AM GRN 310 - LAWRENCE
APPT- - LAWRENCE
2 24370
LAW 849 Elder Law LL.M
Completion of a substantial research project on an elder law topic, under supervision as determined by the Director of the Elder Law LL.M. program. Enrollment may extend over more than one semester. RSH.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 16119
LAW 850 Administrative Law
The separation and delegation of powers. The development of administrative function. Administrative discretion, notice, hearing, jurisdiction, conclusiveness of determination, and judicial control. Examination of current problems in various administrative processes. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lucas, Quinton
RF 10:20-11:45 AM GRN 104 - LAWRENCE
3 19570
LAW 851 Contracts III
Considers in depth a number of topics not covered or only briefly covered in first year contracts, which may include contract interpretation, third party beneficiaries, assignment and delegation, the overlap of contract and tort, and the enforceability of particular provisions. Commercial Law: Secured Transactions or Commercial Law: Payment Systems will be an asset. Prerequisite: Contracts. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 852 Advanced Criminal Procedure
Detailed analysis of the formal criminal process from initial appearance through appeal. Emphasis on pretrial and trial proceedings. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Cateforis, Elizabeth
WRF 10:20-11:15 AM GRN 109 - LAWRENCE
3 24512
LAW 853 Banking Law
This course will focus on the regulation of financial institutions, including depository institutions (banks, thrifts and credit unions), securities broker-dealers, insurance companies and investment companies. Emphasis will be on the laws governing banks and their corporate families, including issues pertaining to corporate structure, capitalization, liquidity and business activities. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 854 Topics in Advanced Legal Research: _____
Focuses on advanced legal research methodologies and sources related to a specific area of law. The area of law will be selected by the instructor and announced prior to enrollment, and could include environmental law, criminal law, tribal law, business law, intellectual property, or international law, among others. Depending on the area of law being covered, sources will include administrative materials, loose-leaf services, treatises, practice materials, association regulations, commercial databases, and the Internet. Students will prepare a research plan in a specific area of the law being covered. Each student will turn in research logs that document the steps taken to complete research problems. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 855 Taxation of Business Enterprises
A study of the effect of the federal income tax on corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies, as well as their owners. Includes coverage of federal income tax provisions having especially important effects on business activities in general. Prerequisite: Federal Income Taxation and Business Associations I or Business Organizations. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 856 Advanced Legal Research
Spring semester. Evaluates important legal research tools and techniques not covered in the required first year Lawyering course. Provides an in-depth look at Kansas materials, legal reference books, form books, and computer-assisted research. Research aids in selected subject areas will also be examined. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 857 Advanced Litigation
Advanced skills in the litigation process selected by the instructor, which may include negotiation, counseling, discovery techniques, advanced witness examination, expert witnesses, advanced jury selection techniques, alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, practice before administrative agencies, mediation, or other related topics. Course content will be promulgated by the instructor prior to the registration period for the semester in which the course is offered. This course may be taken more than once, provided the instructor determines there is no inappropriate duplication of other courses taken by the student. Prerequisite: Evidence, Trial Advocacy, and permission of instructor if an Advanced Litigation course has been taken. FLD.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Prater, Dennis
W 02:40-04:30 PM GRN 201 - LAWRENCE
R 11:25-12:20 PM GRN 129 - LAWRENCE
3 16084
LAW 858 Agriculture Law
Considers the role of government in agriculture as well as traditional transaction issues such as leasing, the marketing and storing of commodities, special secured financing rules relating to agriculture credit, the impact of the bankruptcy of a warehouse (elevator) containing producers' stored commodities, and problems confronting the livestock industry. Other unique issues to be considered include genetically modified crops (GMOs) and the use of antibiotics by producers of livestock and poultry. Prerequisite/co-requisite: Commercial Law: Secured Transactions. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Meyer, Keith
MTWRF 03:45-04:55 PM GRN 106 - LAWRENCE
1 32501
LAW 859 Deposition Skills Workshop
This professional skills course will expose students to substantive and procedural law, as well as the ethical rules, pertaining to depositions. It provides students a realistic deposition setting in which they will learn to conduct and defend a series of depositions in a simulated environment under the direction of experienced attorneys who serve as the workshop faculty. Prerequisite: Evidence. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 860 Alternative Dispute Resolution
This course introduces the student to arbitration, mediation, negotiation, and other methods for resolving disputes. In addition to serving as alternatives to the court system, these processes also play an increasingly important role in litigation and settlement. This is a survey course, which may include exercises to develop skills such as interviewing, counseling, and negotiation. FLD.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Fairchild, Robert
MT 05:45-07:10 PM GRN 203 - LAWRENCE
APPT- - LAWRENCE
3 12672
LAW 861 Executive Compensation
The course explores various types of nonqualified deferred compensation agreements used as supplements to, or substitutions for, retirement benefits available under qualified arrangements. Certain income tax, ERISA, accounting, corporate and securities laws issues will be addressed as they apply to bonus, employment, severance and stock-based compensation agreements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 862 American Legal History
An introductory survey of the history of American Law and American legal institutions. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hoeflich, Michael
T 01:35-03:35 PM GRN 203 - LAWRENCE
2 29432
LAW 863 Antitrust Law
Covers the Sherman Antitrust Act and related federal legislation designed to control the competitive practices and structure of American industries. Examines the law of monopolization, price fixing, group boycotts, vertical restraints such as tie-ins and distribution restrictions, and mergers. Some elementary principles of economic analysis are employed but economics is not a prerequisite. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Landsberg, Erica
MTW 02:40-03:35 PM GRN 129 - LAWRENCE
3 24340
LAW 864 Advanced International Trade Law
Examines contemporary issues in international trade practice and policy. Among the practical topics covered in detail are: (1) antidumping and countervailing duties against dumping and unfair subsidies, respectively; (2) safeguard actions against fair foreign competition; (3) protection of intellectual property rights against infringement; (4) trade in agriculture (including sanitary and phytosanitary issues); and (5) trade in services. Among the policy topics emphasized, from both "our" and "their" perspective, are: (1) trade relations with Third World and Muslim countries; (2) the critical link between trade and national security; (3) the complex interaction among trade, human rights, labor rights, and the environment; and (4) efforts to protect local culture in an era of globalization. The course is designed not only for students intending to work in international trade law, but also for students interested in careers anywhere in the world in other fields of, or relating to, international law who seek an appreciation of the increasingly sophisticated connections among these fields and trade. Prerequisite/Corequisite: A basic course in International Trade Regulation (e.g., suitable summer study program or work experience), concurrent registration in such a course, or permission of the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 865 Business Associations I
Fall semester. Legal aspects of typical American enterprise structures, including partnerships and corporations. The elements of agency relations are included. Emphasis is upon the control, management, financing, and regulation of closely held corporations. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hecker, Webb
WRF 11:25-12:20 PM GRN 106 - LAWRENCE
3 12673
LAW 866 Business Associations II
Spring semester. A continuation of Business Associations I involving further study of corporate problems. Primary emphasis is on the legal responsibilities of directors and dominant shareholders of both publicly and closely held corporations, and the remedies for enforcement thereof. Also included are brief introductions to corporate capital structure and the Securities Act of 1933. Prerequisite: Business Associations I. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 867 Law and the Arts
Provides students with an introduction to the areas of law which they must understand to represent visual artists, collectors, and museums. Covers, among other subjects, intellectual property rights in art, licensing of artworks, sales and purchase of artworks, importation and export of art, etc. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 868 Business Planning Seminar
A problem approach to planning important business transactions, such as organization of a close corporation; organization of a public company; dividend and other corporate distributions; corporate liquidations; and corporate combinations such as merger and consolidation. Each problem is analyzed from the perspectives of tax, securities regulation, and corporate law. Prerequisite: Business Associations I and II or Business Organizations, Federal Income Taxation, and Taxation of Business Enterprises. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 869 Contract Drafting
An intensive skills course designed to teach the principles of contemporary commercial drafting, including how to translate a business deal into contract concepts; draft each of a contract's parts; draft with clarity and without ambiguity; add value to a deal; work through the drafting process; and review and comment on a contract. Weekly written homework is required. Prerequisite: Business Associations I or Business Organizations recommended but not required. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hecker, Webb
T 08:10-10:10 AM GRN 310 - LAWRENCE
3 24375
LEC Sears, Kelley
W 08:10-10:10 AM GRN 201 - LAWRENCE
3 29435
LAW 870 Biolaw
This course examines the law of biology and the biology of law. Topics covered will include law and evolution, law and genetics, law and neuroscience, law and ecology, climate change law, biodiversity law, law and biotechnology, reproductive law, behavioral law and economics, and law and deextinction. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Torrance, Andrew
MT 10:20-11:15 AM GRN 109 - LAWRENCE
2 29433
LAW 871 Capital Punishment
This three hour course will examine capital punishment as a system of law and will address many of the intertwining questions raised by the existence of the death penalty in America: How, as a statutory and procedural matter, is the death penalty implemented in America? What procedures are unique to the imposition of death as a punishment? Why are those procedures used, and to what extent are they either adequate or inadequate? What are the arguments for and against the death penalty and how persuasive are they? Do we, as lawyers and as individuals, accept capital punishment as a working legal system. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 872 Commercial Arbitration
Addresses the law and practice of commercial arbitration, a rapidly growing form of alternative dispute resolution. Drafting arbitration agreements, the enforceability of arbitration agreements, selecting arbitrators, the arbitration hearing, and the enforceability of arbitration awards. Gives special emphasis to arbitration of international commercial disputes and the institutional rules under which such arbitrations proceed. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 873 Commercial Law: Secured Transactions
Introduction to commercial transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code. Emphasis on secured transactions and the interplay between Article 9 of the Code and the trustee's powers under the Federal Bankruptcy Act. Analysis of basic problems in the area of consumer credit. Required course. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ware, Stephen
WRF 10:20-11:15 AM GRN 127 - LAWRENCE
3 12674
LAW 874 Commercial Law: Payment Systems
A study of the law governing modern payment systems, including checks and other negotiable instruments governed by Article 3 of the Uniform Commercial Code and bank transactions governed by 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Other payment systems that may be examined include credit cards, debit cards, automated clearinghouse payments, stored value cards, wire transfers, and letters of credit. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 875 Construction Law and Litigation
This is an upper-level course that will provide a detailed examination of the law associated with the construction industry. The course will be divided between contract formation issues and litigation issues. The contract formation portion will explore design and engineering services, professional responsibility, bidding, bidding government contracts, contract preparation, subcontracting, indemnity and insurance issues. The course will then focus on litigation issues, including liens, delay claims, construction defects, manufacturer's warranties, and design defects. There will be an in-depth examination of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) and AGC (Associated General Contractors) form documents and the use of ADR in the construction field. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 878 Criminal Procedure
An introduction to criminal procedure, including investigation and police practices, pre-trial proceedings, trials, sentencing, and review proceedings. Particular emphasis on the application of the exclusionary rule to arrest, search and seizure, interrogation procedures, and identification procedures. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Phillips, Jean
MTW 11:25-12:20 PM GRN 127 - LAWRENCE
3 19571
LAW 879 Comparative Law
A general introduction to and comparison of major legal systems of the world, with special emphasis given to how those systems reflect differing cultural values in addressing common legal questions. A major goal of the course is to deepen the students' understanding of law and practice in the United States and to broaden their perspective of law beyond the boundaries of the common law systems. (Same as ISP 876.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 880 Complex Litigation
Explores the many interesting facets of complex litigation in the context of mass torts. Bifurcated and special proceedings, class actions, consolidation, multidistrict litigation, and complex joinder issues, as well as substantive issues which arise in mass tort litigation. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hines, Laura
WRF 10:20-11:15 AM GRN 108 - LAWRENCE
3 22582
LAW 881 Conflict of Laws
An analysis and consideration of problems respecting the law applicable in transactions or to relationships with elements in more than one state or country. The law to be applied in such situations, the theoretical bases of choice-of-law, and the issues which these matters can present under the Constitution of the United States are discussed. Far-reaching changes are occurring in basic assumptions and methods of approach in the field of choice-of-law, and special attention is given to these developments. Finally, the class considers the recognition and enforcement of foreign state judgments in terms of both standards and requirements that flow from relevant provisions of the Constitution. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Stacy, Thomas
WRF 01:35-02:30 PM GRN 107 - LAWRENCE
3 17340
LAW 882 Consumer Law
This course will examine federal and state law governing the formation, terms, and enforcement of consumer contracts. Topics covered will include deception and information in contract formation; regulation of consumer credit, goods, and services; creditors' collection tactics; and consumer remedies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 883 Biodiversity Law
This class considers the role of law in regulating, managing, utilizing, and conserving the earth's rich biological diversity. Biodiversity law is explored from the perspectives of common law, statutes, agency regulations, and international law. Special consideration is made of the role science plays in informing biodiversity law and policy. Prerequisite: Environmental Law Survey. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 885 Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic
Students provide legal assistance to clients referred from the Family Health Care Clinic in Kansas City, Kansas. Students will engage, under faculty supervision, in interviewing, counseling, negotiation and other aspects of the legal process. The cases may include health law, family law, immigration and other civil law problems. Students will work directly with one of the Family Health Care Center medical teams. Students must enroll for full year. Prerequisite or corequisite: Professional Responsibility. FLD.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Cronin, Katherine
T 01:35-03:35 PM GRN 109 - LAWRENCE
4 18057
LAW 886 Civil Rights Actions
A survey of the law governing civil suits against government entities and officials to remedy violations of federal constitutional rights. The focus of the class is litigation under 42 U.S.C. section 1983, which creates a civil cause of action for damages and injunctive relief to remedy violations of federal constitutional rights. This area of law is sometimes referred to as "constitutional torts, " because it involves civil litigation that is in many ways similar to traditional tort actions. The course covers the elements of a Section 1983 action, the constitutional immunity of states and state officers, defenses to Section 1983 liability, defendants' liability for attorneys fees under 42 U.S.C. section 1988, civil suits against federal defendants, and the relationship between Section 1983 and federal habeas corpus. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC McAllister, Stephen
MTW 09:15-10:10 AM GRN 127 - LAWRENCE
3 22587
LAW 887 Constitutional Topics
Examines the application of constitutional law and principles to selected social issues. Specific topics will be announced; topics may include such subjects as constitutional history, constitutional interpretation, the constitutional law of schools, gender and constitutional issues, or national security law. A writing project typically is required in place of a final examination. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 888 Copyright Law and Digital Works
Explores the major copyright issues posed by such categories of digital works as software, data bases containing factual and other public domain content, multi-media materials, computer generated or assisted works, and audio recordings containing digital sampling. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kautsch, Mike
MTW 11:25-12:20 PM GRN 108 - LAWRENCE
3 29439
LAW 889 Bankruptcy
This survey of bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law covers topics such as: Chapters 7, 11, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code and enforcement of money judgments outside of bankruptcy. Prerequisite: Commercial Law: Secured Transactions. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 890 Criminal Prosecution Clinic
Students are assigned to the office of the United States Attorney for Kansas or Kansas state district attorney offices as arranged by the instructor. Students assist prosecutors in virtually all phases of the criminal process, including criminal trials. A weekly seminar focusing on issues confronting criminal prosecutors accompanies the field work. Unless specifically authorized, students must be enrolled in both semesters of the academic year for three credit hours per semester. Prerequisite: Evidence and qualification under Kansas Rule 719. See Clinic and Externship Rules in the Academic Regulations section of this bulletin. Prerequisite or corequisite: Trial Advocacy. FLD.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Valdez, Suzanne
M 01:35-02:30 PM GRN 310 - LAWRENCE
3 12675
LAW 891 Elections and Campaign Finance
This course will consider the process of elections, campaign finance, and voting at both the state and federal levels. Topics addressed will include the role of political parties, voter and candidate eligibility, design of electoral districts, the mechanics of voting and vote counting, federal and state campaign regulation, and challenges to election results. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Johnson, Mark
TR 04:45-06:15 PM GRN 109 - LAWRENCE
3 21468
LAW 892 Business Organizations
This introductory business law course is a one-semester equivalent of the two-semester Business Associations I and Business Associations II sequence. Students may only enroll in and receive credit for this course or the Business Associations I and II sequence, but not both. Topics to be covered include the law of agency, the formation, ownership, and management of partnerships, limited liability entities, and corporations, and the roles of federal law, state law, and contract in regulating the relationships among the various participants in a business venture, including fiduciary duties and enforcement mechanisms. Special attention will be paid to closely held business associations. This course will satisfy prerequisite requirements for any course requiring either Business Associations I or Business Associations II. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ho, Virginia
MTW 10:20-11:15 AM GRN 104 - LAWRENCE
M 09:15-10:10 AM GRN 104 - LAWRENCE
4 29434
LAW 893 Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and the Law
Is sustainability the business of corporations? Can corporations help solve environmental crises and poverty? Should firms be "socially responsible" and what does law have to do with it anyway? In this seminar, we will consider these questions and other major debates surrounding the intersections of corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability, and the law. Topics to be covered include the relationship between law, ethics, and CSR, the "business case for CSR", alternatives to traditional profit-driven and shareholder-focused corporate models, and problems related to the accountability of multinational corporations for harms caused abroad. Each session will be framed by an area of law that intersects with CSR, such as labor and employment, the environment, human rights, finance, and sustainable development. This seminar satisfies the upper-level writing requirement, as a final paper based on independent research is required for this course. There are no prerequisites. Approved for Business and Environmental Law Certificate requirements. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ho, Virginia
MTW 01:35-02:30 PM GRN 106 - LAWRENCE
3 29440
LAW 894 Externship Clinic
Allows students to earn academic credit for performing legal work under the supervision of a practicing attorney at approved governmental agencies, non-profit legal services organizations, and non-profit international organizations. Students will work a specified number of hours per week, complete a goals memo, maintain weekly journals of their experience, and write a reflective paper. Students may enroll for more than one semester with permission of the Director, provided that no student may count more than 6 hours of Externship Clinic credit toward the credit required for graduation. No student may enroll in Externship Clinic in a field placement in which the student was formerly an employee, is currently an employee, or has an offer of employment. No student may enroll in Externship Clinic in a field placement for which there is an existing specialized Law School clinic or externship program without the prior permission of both the director of the affected specialized Law School clinic or externship program and the director of the Externship Clinic. Graded on a Credit/No Credit basis. FLD.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Rosenberg, Joyce
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 16086
LAW 895 Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies
Provide assistance to the inmates incarcerated at the federal and state facilities in Kansas. Representation includes direct appeals, post-conviction and DNA litigation. Students interview clients, conduct fact investigation, determine the scope of representation and write court briefs. Students who satisfy Kansas Supreme Court Rule 719 may participate in court hearings. Students must enroll for the academic year, for 3 credits per semester. Concurrent enrollment in LAW 896 is required. Prerequisite or Corequisite: Criminal Procedure. FLD.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Phillips, Jean
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 12676
LAW 896 Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies Class
Designed to acquaint students with the issues surrounding the professional skills, substance, and ethics that are critical to student participation in LAW 895, Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies. A corequisite with LAW 895 and enrollment is limited to students concurrently enrolled in that course. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Phillips, Jean
R 01:35-03:00 PM GRN 203 - LAWRENCE
1 12677
LAW 897 Pension and Employee Benefits Law
Covers the practical aspects of representing employers and employees in regard to pension plans, profit sharing plans, and other forms of tax-sheltered deferred compensation. Participation, contribution, vesting, distribution, plan qualification, and operational rules will be examined. Prerequisite: Federal Income Taxation. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 898 Collective Bargaining and Dispute Resolution
This course is designed to provide the student with: (1) a brief overview of US labor history in the private and public sectors, (2) a review of private sector labor law principles dealing with collective bargaining, (3) an examination of public sector labor law nationally and in Missouri, Kansas and selected other states, (4) an overview of the collective bargaining process, (5) a detailed and practical examination of issues arising during collective bargaining negotiations, (6) an overview of procedures used to resolve bargaining disputes, and (7) an exploration of the types of disputes arising under collective bargaining agreements and the use of grievance and arbitration procedures to resolve such disputes. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 900 Economic Development and Indigenous Nations
The course examines the laws governing the development and expansion of tribal economies including federal regulations governing the alienability of land, secured transactions, tribal commercial law and international trade. The course includes a detailed discussion of the taxation of activities occurring within Indigenous Nations. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 901 Elder Law Externship
Involves students in representation of elderly individuals primarily in consumer, housing, and public benefits litigation. Students work under the supervision of attorneys from Kansas Legal Services and faculty from the School of Law. A one-hour classroom component accompanies the field-work requirement. FLD.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Harp, Marilyn
W 08:10-09:05 AM GRN 129 - LAWRENCE
3 12678
LAW 903 Employment Discrimination Law
A study of the major federal statutes prohibiting discrimination in employment and of constitutional objections to employment discrimination. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 904 Environmental Law Seminar
An intensive study of one or more aspects of environmental law, such as wildlife law, energy policy, marine pollution controls, and so forth. May be repeated for credit, provided there is not duplication of subject matter. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 905 Environmental Law Survey
A general survey of the legal mechanisms for protecting the environment. It considers the justifications for and economic implications of regulating activities with potential adverse effects on the environment and the various sources of legal constraints (common law, constitutional, and statutory) on those activities. The course provides an introduction to environmental litigation, to environmental assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act, to endangered species protection, and to the various forms of legislative and administrative controls on and inducements to avoid polluting activities reflected in statutes such as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the statutes designed to control contamination of land by hazardous substances. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Outka, Uma
WR 02:40-04:05 PM GRN 107 - LAWRENCE
3 18959
LAW 906 Estate Planning: Principles
A study of legal principles relating to transmission of property by gift or at death and the vehicles available for these purposes. Primary emphasis is on estate and gift taxation and income taxation of estates and trusts. Prerequisite: Federal Income Taxation and Trusts and Estates. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hickert, Bernard
T 08:10-09:05 AM GRN 108 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:10 AM GRN 108 - LAWRENCE
3 18055
LAW 907 Estate Planning: Practice
The course replicates the estate planning process, providing experience in gathering facts, analyzing alternatives, and implementing a plan through preparation of wills, trusts, and other documents. Extensive drafting of documents is required. Prerequisite: Estate Planning: Principles. FLD.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 908 Evidence
Functions of the court and jury; burden of proof; presumptions; judicial notice; competency of witnesses; examination of witnesses; hearsay rule, with exceptions; opinion evidence; direct examination and circumstantial evidence; "best evidence" rule; standards of relevancy. Required course. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Prater, Dennis
WRF 09:15-10:10 AM GRN 104 - LAWRENCE
3 12679
LAW 909 Family Law
Introduction to marriage and the family as the basic social unit in Western society. Topics include marriage, divorce, annulment, separate maintenance, alimony, child custody and support, antenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, adoption, legitimacy, and minority. Practice points include financial planning, tax considerations, and the attorney's responsibility. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 910 Federal Courts and the Federal System
This course addresses the role of the federal courts in our constitutional federal system. Topics covered include justiceability, Congressional power over the jurisdiction of the courts, federal common law, abstention doctrines, Supreme Court review of state court decisions, ant the role of the state courts in enforcing federal law. Prerequisite: Jurisdiction or permission of the instructor. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Sward, Ellen
WRF 01:35-02:30 PM GRN 108 - LAWRENCE
3 29441
LAW 911 Accounting for Lawyers
An introduction to Accounting and Auditing for Lawyers. Coverage includes components of Generally accepted Accounting Principles related to assets, liabilities, equity, revenue and expenses; financial statements analysis; auditing standards; corporate governance; audit failure and forensic accounting. Not open to students who have completed 9 hours of accounting courses while an undergraduate or graduate student. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 912 Federal Criminal Prosecution
A study of federal criminal prosecution, focusing on the crimes of fraud and political corruption, drug trafficking and money laundering, group/organizational crimes such as conspiracies and RICO violations, false statements to federal officers, and obstruction of justice. Will also consider the federal/state prosecution relationships and overlap of their respective jurisdictions, as well as the federal forfeiture statutes. The working and application of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines will also be studied. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 913 Federal Income Taxation
A survey of the federal income tax system, with special emphasis on the tax laws generally applicable to all taxpayers. Topics include income determination, deductions, credits, planning, and procedure. Historical development and policy issues are addressed throughout the course. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Mazza, Stephen
MTW 11:25-12:20 PM GRN 104 - LAWRENCE
APPT- - LAWRENCE
3 12680
LAW 914 Federal Indian Law
Addresses the law and policy of the United States regarding Indian nations and their members. Issues include the origins and contours of federal plenary power over Indian affairs, the scope of inherent tribal sovereignty, the limits of state power in Indian country, civil and criminal jurisdiction, and gaming. (Same as ISP 824.) LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kronk, Elizabeth
MTW 08:10-09:05 AM GRN 109 - LAWRENCE
3 22578
LAW 915 Federal Tax Procedure
A study of the chronology of tax disputes, from examination by the IRS to final disposition of the case by settlement or court decision. Includes the IRS' procedure for return administration, the administrative appeals process, statutes of limitation on assessment, choice of forum, Tax Court jurisdiction, overpayment, and refund procedures. Prerequisite: Federal Income Taxation. Taxation of Business Enterprises is recommended, but not required. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 916 The State and Religion
An in-depth examination of court decisions and statutes concerning the first amendment religion clauses. Specific topics will include the definition of religion, school prayer, religious symbols, aid to sectarian institutions, and religious freedom. There will be some comparative material presented as well. The basic course is a 2 hour seminar but any student may also enroll for 3 hours on the condition that they submit a topical 10-12 page paper. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 917 Governmental Control of Land Development
A broad review of land use controls on urban development, including zoning, master planning, subdivision regulation, impact fees, regional controls, and other techniques. Also examines constitutional aspects of controls, as well as the public issues and policies that sustain them. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 918 Islamic Law
Examines the history, doctrine, texts, and role of Islamic law (Shari'a) throughout the world. This course complements (but is independent of) LAW 879. The course focuses on the background and birth of the Arab-Islamic Empire, the life and times of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the development of Islam, the Rashidun, Umayyad, and Abbasid Caliphates, Moghul and Ottoman Empires, the Koran and Sunnah and other sacred texts, the Sunni-Shi'a split, the principal schools of Islamic law, the status of women and religious minorities, and principles of the substantive areas of law, including criminal, family, inheritance, contract, property, business, banking, and international law. Also covered are issues of economic growth, marginalization, and terrorism LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Bhala, Raj
MT 01:25-02:50 PM GRN 127 - LAWRENCE
3 15169
LEC Bhala, Raj
R 04:00-07:30 PM KS-ST LEAV - OFF CAMPUS
MT 04:00-07:30 PM KS-ST LEAV - OFF CAMPUS
R 04:00-07:30 PM KS-ST LEAV - OFF CAMPUS
M 04:00-07:30 PM KS-ST LEAV - OFF CAMPUS
M 04:00-07:30 PM KS-ST LEAV - OFF CAMPUS
MT 04:00-07:30 PM KS-ST LEAV - OFF CAMPUS
M 04:00-07:30 PM KS-ST LEAV - OFF CAMPUS
M 04:00-07:30 PM KS-ST LEAV - OFF CAMPUS
3 20605
LAW 919 Healthcare Financing and Regulation
Addresses prominent legal and policy issues associated with the delivery of health care. Among these issues: access to care; credentialing of health care personnel; insurance coverage; antitrust strictures; cost containment; and proposals for systemic reform. Covers at least one of the following bioethical issues: organ transplantation; abortion; euthanasia; and rationing of care. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 920 Health Law and Policy
A survey of significant legal and policy issues, both historical and current, associated with the delivery of health care. Among these issues are the patient-provider relationship, medical malpractice, the right to die, hospital licensing and physician credentialing, medical staff structure, insurance coverage disputes, and current ideas for health care reform. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Williams, Deborah
WRF 08:10-09:05 AM GRN 108 - LAWRENCE
3 21469

LAW 922 Higher Education and the Law Seminar
A seminar focused on the unique legal issues facing colleges, universities, and graduate schools. The over 4400 institutions of higher education in the United States require legal services, especially as the Supreme Court rules on landmark affirmative action cases such as Fisher v. University of Texas and Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, and law schools fight suits alleging they misrepresented job prospects to students. Topics will include tenure, freedom of speech and academic freedom, Due Process, student rights and discipline, affirmative action, Title IX and athletics, collective bargaining, tort liability, and antitrust. The course will explore issues that distinguish institutions of higher education from other corporate entities and distinctions between public and private institutions. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 923 Immigration Law
Topics such as standards for the admission of immigrants; nonimmigrant visas for students, workers, and tourists; the regulation and exclusion of undocumented aliens; legal procedures for admission, exclusion, and deportation; refugee law; and citizenship law. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Yuille, Lua
MT 11:25-12:20 PM GRN 109 - LAWRENCE
2 29442
LAW 924 Independent Research
Students may undertake a project which involves investigation, research, and scholarship in a particular area of the law. The research must be done under the supervision of a faculty member and must culminate in the writing of a research paper in publishable form. Students must complete and submit for faculty feedback at least two drafts or one draft and one outline in addition to the final research paper. The faculty supervisor must provide meaningful feedback to the student on the outline and draft(s). The final product of the independent research must be submitted at a date set by the faculty supervisor which is no later than the last day of classes of the semester. A student may not earn academic credit for independent research unless (1) in the case of a regular semester, that student is enrolled in at least 3 additional credit hours during the same semester, or (2) in the case of summer school, that student is enrolled in at least 2.5 additional credit hours in either five-week summer session. Students must successfully complete 10-15 double spaced, typed pages of work for every credit hour earned. No student may enroll for more than 2 hours of independent research in one semester, and no student may count more than 6 hours of independent research credit toward the credit required for graduation. However, a student may receive a maximum of 2.5 hours credit for independent research in either of the summer school sessions if that student is otherwise enrolled in 7.5 additional hours during the summer session. Prerequisite: Forty hours of law school credit and an overall average of at least 2.0 at the time of enrolling. RSH.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Bhala, Raj
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2 15613
RSH Cateforis, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2 12682
RSH Clark, Shelley
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2 12683
RSH Coggins, George
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2 20740
RSH Cronin, Katherine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2 25338
RSH Davis, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2 12684
RSH Delatorre, Phillip
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2 12685
RSH Dickinson Jr, Martin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2 12686
RSH Drahozal, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2 12687
RSH Head, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2 12688
RSH Hecker, Webb
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2 12689
RSH Hines, Laura
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2 12690
RSH Ho, Virginia
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2 19156
RSH Hoeflich, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2 12691
RSH Kautsch, Mike
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2 12692
RSH Keller, Pamela
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2 16317
RSH Kronk, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2 25260
RSH Levy, Richard
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2 12693
RSH Lucas, Quinton
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2 23273
RSH Mazza, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2 12694
RSH McAllister, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2.5 17404
RSH McCray Pearson, Joyce
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2.5 12695
RSH McKenzie, Sandra
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2.5 12704
RSH Outka, Uma
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2.5 24597
RSH Peck, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2.5 12696
RSH Phillips, Jean
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2.5 12697
RSH Prater, Dennis
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2.5 12698
RSH Schroeder, Elinor
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2.5 12699
RSH Sheldon, Jan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2.5 19169
RSH Stacy, Thomas
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2.5 12700
RSH Steadham, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2.5 19026
RSH Sward, Ellen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2.5 12701
RSH Torrance, Andrew
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2.5 16350
RSH Valdez, Suzanne
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2.5 12681
RSH Ware, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2.5 12702
RSH Westerbeke, William
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2.5 12703
RSH Williams, Deborah
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2.5 22010
RSH Wilson, Melanie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2.5 19162
RSH Wilson, William
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-2 19049
LAW 925 Employment Law
A study of state and federal regulation of the employer-employee relationship, as distinguished from the regulation of collective bargaining between management and unions. Coverage will include the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Unemployment compensation, and employment-at-will. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 926 Insurance
The nature of insurance; regulation of insurance companies; insurable interest; interests of third persons in insurance policies and proceeds; the insured event; warranties; representations; concealment; the marketing of insurance. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 927 In-House Elder Law Clinic
Enrollment in this clinic is open only to candidates enrolled in the LL. M. Program in Elder Law. Involves representation of elderly individuals primarily in consumer, housing, domestic relations, and public benefits litigation. Unless specifically authorized, LL. M. candidates must enroll for two consecutive semesters. A weekly seminar focused on practical legal issues facing the elderly accompanies the fieldwork requirement. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 928 Remedies
The law of remedies is an important part of understanding substantive law, shedding light on how our civil justice system attempts to "right" wrongs. This course will examine the way in which the law responds to the violations of rights, including an exploration of compensatory damages, punitive damages, and equitable remedies, such as restitution and injunctive relief. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 929 International Law Moot Court Competition
Spring semester. Open only to the team of students (usually five) selected by a competition held in the preceding fall semester. All students (including first-year students) are eligible to compete for a position on the team. Once selected, the team participates in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, for which briefs are prepared over the winter recess and oral arguments are usually held in February. Graded Credit/No Credit. FLD.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 930 Corporate Finance
This advanced business law course examines the legal and financial aspects of corporate finance. Topics include the time value of money, valuation of stocks and bonds, the use of debt, equity, and derivative instruments in the firm's capital structure, dividends and distributions, and finance theories, including portfolio theory, the capital asset pricing model, and the efficient capital market hypothesis. Prerequisite or Corequisite: Business Associations II or Business Organizations. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 931 Introduction to Elder Law
This course is an introduction to many of the legal issues that face a person who is elderly or has a disability, and focuses on the practical aspects of advising such a client. Topics covered are income (including Social Security and SSI), asset management (including Durable Powers of Attorney and living trusts), estate planning, special needs trusts, health care planning and decision making, Medicare, long-term care planning, long-term insurance, Medicaid, housing issues, guardianship, elder abuse, and end of life issues. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Reaves, Craig
R 09:15-11:05 AM GRN 129 - LAWRENCE
2 12705
LAW 933 Judicial Clinic
Students serve as law clerks for state and federal judges performing legal research for the judges and observing proceedings in the courtroom and chambers. There is a classroom component to the clinic. Students also submit weekly journals to the clinic director and prepare either a paper based on their experiences or make a class presentation. Students must enroll for the academic year, for three credits per semester. FLD.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Keller, Pamela
T 04:50-05:45 PM GRN 108 - LAWRENCE
3 12706
LAW 934 Jurisprudence
Considers issues in legal and political theory or philosophy. The focus is on theories of adjudication, theories of law, and application of these theories to particular cases and problems. Other topics may be added, such as the philosophy of criminal punishment, the theory of legal interpretation, feminist jurisprudence, law and literature, or law and sociology. A writing project is required in place of a final examination. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Stacy, Thomas
RF 11:25-12:20 PM GRN 108 - LAWRENCE
2 24343
LAW 935 Juvenile Law
A study of the juvenile justice system, juvenile courts, and the children and youth who come under juvenile court jurisdiction. Among the subjects covered will be: the history and philosophical basis of the juvenile court, child abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights, status offenders, children who commit criminal offenses, taking children and juveniles into custody, search and seizure, interrogation, intake, informal supervision, diversion, protective and temporary custody, pretrial detention, waiver of adult court, and adjudicatory and dispositional hearings. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Sheldon, Jan
M 03:45-05:50 PM GRN 107 - LAWRENCE
2 12707

LAW 937 Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy II
The Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy publishes articles by scholars, public officials, and others, including student staff members, on public policy topics. The staff of the Journal is chosen on the basis of a yearly writing competition. Second year members of the Journal select articles for publication, edit the articles, and undertake the other responsibilities of publication. Journal members may not enroll concurrently in the Kansas Law Review. FLD.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Schroeder, Elinor
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 12708
LAW 938 Introduction to Copyright in Literacy and Artistic Works
Provides students with a basic introduction to copyright issues related to literary and artistic works (excluding music). Among the subjects covered will be: subject matter of copyright, the meaning and significance of publication, formalities of copyright, the nature of rights under the common law and statutory copyright regimes, duration of copyright, transfers of copyright, infringement actions, remedies, and federal preemption. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 939 Labor Law
A study of the federal regulation of union-employer-employee relationships in the private sector. Subjects include employee organizational rights, union collective action, injunctions, federal preemption, the duty of bargain, antitrust limitations, the enforcement of the collective bargaining agreement, grievance procedures and arbitration, the union's duty of fair representation, and internal union affairs. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Delaney, Michael
MTW 03:45-04:40 PM GRN 108 - LAWRENCE
3 29444
LAW 940 Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy I
The Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy publishes articles by scholars, public officials, and others, including student staff members, on public policy topics. The staff of the Journal is chosen on the basis of a yearly writing competition. First year members of the Journal undertake editorial work and write comments for possible publication. Journal members may not enroll concurrently in the Kansas Law Review. FLD.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Schroeder, Elinor
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1 16862
LAW 941 Land Transactions
This practice-oriented course treats basic transactions in land with primary emphasis on sales transactions involving residences and farms. A sales transaction is surveyed from the initial stage of marketing with real estate brokers through the making of the contract and the financing to final consummation and transfer of title. Topics are conveyancing, risks of title defects, and methods of title assurance, remedies on contract breach, American recording systems, condominiums, land descriptions, and financing methods. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 942 Law and Bioethics
Explores a variety of topics at the intersection of bioethics and the law. Includes the definition of death, baby-selling, organ transplantation, surrogate parenting, human cloning, advance directives and end-of-life decision-making, physicians' authority to withhold "futile" care, the treatment of patients in persistent vegetative states, and rationing of healthcare. Students will have the option of fulfilling the writing requirement with one additional hour of independent research. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 944 International Trade Law
Examines the regulatory aspects of the sale of goods across national borders. Key topics include the history and institutions of the GATT-WTO system, accession to the WTO, dispute settlement under WTO rules, regulation of import duties, rules on customs classification and valuation, non-tariff barriers, statutory forms of relief from import competition, government regulation of export trade, regional trade regimes, and ideological and policy issues relating to trade liberalization and globalization. This course complements (but is independent of) International Commerce and Investment and is the basis for more advanced study on international trade law. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Bhala, Raj
MT 09:15-10:40 AM GRN 201 - LAWRENCE
3 15167
LAW 945 International Commerce and Investment
Examines the transactional aspects of the sale of goods and direct investment across national borders. The focus is on private international business transactions. Among the subjects covered regarding international commerce (sale of goods) are contract drafting, documentary sales, commercial terms, electronic commerce, agency and distributorship, and contract performance. Among the subjects covered regarding international investment are joint ventures, corporate codes of conduct, corrupt practices, transfer pricing, expropriation, and dispute resolution. This course complements (but is independent of) International Trade Regulation. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Head, John
WRF 08:10-09:05 AM GRN 203 - LAWRENCE
3 22583

LAW 947 Mergers and Acquisitions
An examination of the substantive law of corporate mergers and acquisitions. Coverage includes structure of the transaction; the buyer's due diligence process; hostile takeover defenses and the responsibilities of the target's board; state takeover legislation and issues of federal preemption; friendly acquisitions and the seller board's duties; conflicts between majority and minority shareholders; and federal regulation of tender offers via the Williams Act. Prerequisite: Business Associations I and II (Business Associations II may be taken as a corequisite) or Business Organizations. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 948 Transactional LawMeet
Spring semester. A national competition, the goal of which is to provide participants with a meaningful and realistic simulation of transactional practice. The competition involves regional rounds followed by a national round of regional winners. Each round consists of three distinct phases. First, students work in teams of two or three to prepare a proposed draft agreement on behalf of one of the two parties to a business transaction. Second, each team prepares mark-ups to draft agreements prepared by the opposing teams they will encounter at the regional or national site. Finally, the teams meet to negotiate the final contours of the deal. Enrollment requires permission of the instructor and is competitive, based on an online simulation course in the fall semester and academic performance in Contract Drafting. Graded on a credit/no credit basis. Prerequisite: Contract Drafting. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 948 Transactional LawMeet

A national competition, the goal of which is to provide participants with a meaningful and realistic simulation of transactional practice. The competition involves regional rounds followed by a national round of regional winners. Each round consists of three distinct phases. First, students work in teams of two or three to prepare a proposed draft agreement on behalf of one of the two parties to a business transaction. Second, each team prepares mark-ups to draft agreements prepared by the opposing teams they will encounter at the regional or national site. Finally, the teams meet to negotiate the final contours of the deal. Enrollment requires permission of the instructor and is competitive, based on an online simulation course in the fall semester and academic performance in Contract Drafting. Prerequisite: Contract Drafting. Graded on a credit/no credit basis.

LAW 950 Law Review
The Kansas Law Review publishes scholarly commentary on the law by professors, practicing lawyers, judges, and law students. Students are selected for membership by competition, and are responsible for publishing five issues of the Review each year. Students select articles for publication, edit the articles, check citations, and write notes and comments for possible publication. Students must enroll for the academic year, for one-two credits per semester. Students enrolled in this course will not be permitted to enroll in the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy. Graded on a Credit/No Credit basis. FLD.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Drahozal, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1 12709
FLD Drahozal, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 22584
LAW 951 Digital Privacy Rights in an Open Society
This course focuses on the risks to personal privacy that arise from use of digital technologies to communicate and collect, store and share personal data. The course also focuses on laws that recognize and aim to protect digital privacy rights, as well as the tension between privacy protection and the value placed on freedom and openness in a democratic society. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 952 Legal Aid Clinic
Students provide legal assistance, including direct client representation, to indigent child and adult clients with active cases in Douglas County District Court and Lawrence Municipal Court. Recent areas of representation have included juvenile criminal defense, misdemeanor municipal defense, family law, protection from abuse, landlord-tenant, and other civil cases. A weekly seminar meeting accompanies the field work and allows students and instructors to study the methodologies underlying lawyering tasks in context, thereby merging theory with practice. Supervision meetings with faculty are designed to encourage creative case planning, practice management, and individual professional development through feedback and critique. Students are required to be qualified under Kansas Rule 719, which requires a minimum of 60 hours of course work. Students must apply to the clinic and be accepted before enrolling. Applications and deadlines are available in Room 105. Prerequisite: Trial Advocacy and Professional Responsibility; Qualification under Kansas Rule 719. See Clinic and Externship Rules in the Academic Regulations section of this bulletin. FLD.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD DeRousse, Melanie
Schnug, Meredith
M 01:35-03:35 PM GRN 109 - LAWRENCE
6 12710
LAW 953 Law Practice Management and Legal Entrepreneurship
Increasingly, law graduates are leaving law school and establishing their own law firms. This course is designed to introduce law students to the various issues that they will face as "legal entrepreneurs" and help them make the transition from law student to practicing lawyer in a solo or small law firm. Among the topics covered are law firm space, staffing, document production, marketing, etc. Students in the class will draft multiple documents such as a retainer letter, a client bill, and advertising copy. There is no examination in the course. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 954 Legislation and Statutory Interpretation
This course examines the legislative process, the relationship between the common law and statutes, and statutory interpretation. It focuses primarily on the theoretical and practical aspects of statutory interpretation, including overall theories of interpretation, the canons of statutory interpretation, and the use of legislative history. Because statutory interpretation is a skill needed by all attorneys, the course is designed to be of interest to any student. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 955 Legislative Clinic
Students are assigned to state legislators or other offices that participate in the legislative process during the legislative session. A 2-hour seminar accompanies the fieldwork. A paper with two drafts is a required part of this seminar. FLD.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 956 Local Government Law
The structure, functions, and jurisdictions of local governmental units; intergovernmental arrangements and relationships, financing and staffing local government; tort liability of local governments. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 957 Sports Law
Legal issues pertaining to professional and amateur sports: terms and enforcement of professional contracts, including the role of arbitration; labor law and collective bargaining issues; the representation of professional athletes and the regulation of agents; antitrust aspects; intellectual property rights; the National Collegiate Athletics Association and the regulation of intercollegiate sports; and issues of racial and gender equity. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Delatorre, Phillip
MTW 09:15-10:10 AM GRN 203 - LAWRENCE
3 29446
LAW 958 Media and the First Amendment
The study of the First Amendment freedoms of speech and press. The focus is on both traditional media, such as newspapers and broadcast radio and television, and digital media, including blogs, that rely on the Internet to distribute news, opinion, entertainment, and advertising. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 959 Media Law Clinic
Practical, in-depth studies of law, policy, regulation, and professional ethics that shape the relationship between the communications media and such institutions as the judiciary, legislature, agencies, business, education, and the professions. Individual students or teams of students, supervised by the clinic director, prepare research reports in response to requests from lawyers, policy-makers, publishers, and others who are concerned with the free flow of accurate, fair, and timely news and information in a democratic society. The clinic is designed to advance students' skills and knowledge in analyzing the rights and responsibilities of the communications media and the individuals and organizations that depend on those media to inform the citizenry. FLD.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 960 Moot Court Competition
Spring semester. A traditional moot court competition based upon an appeal to the United States Supreme Court with written briefs and oral argument rounds. The competition is conducted as a tournament, with elimination rounds and seeding of teams of pairings after the preliminary rounds. Students compete as two-person teams with two teams advancing to the final round. The competition is limited to second-year students and is usually completed by Mid-April. Graded on a Credit/No Credit basis. Prerequisite: Second-year status. FLD.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 961 Moot Court Council
Spring semester. The Moot Court Council consists of the third-year students who represent KU in various national moot court competitions. All students are selected through the KU spring moot court competition (Law 960) in their second year. The council administers the KU spring moot court competition under the supervision of the faculty member responsible for the course. The council also assists with tasks associated with participation in the various national competitions as assigned by the faculty member responsible for the course. Graded on a Credit/No Credit basis. FLD.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 962 Topics in Law and Philosophy
Explores various topics at the intersection of law and philosophy. Content varies but may include: What is freedom and what role should government play in a free society? What is equality and what is the best way to achieve it? What is the relationship between law and social justice? What is the source and value of human rights? Should social and economic rights be legally guaranteed? How should government redress historical injustices such as slavery, apartheid, and the Holocaust? Students must complete a substantial seminar paper in place of a final exam. (Same as PHIL 885.) LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Craig, Alice
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1 32969
LAW 963 Energy Law and Policy
Energy law sits at the intersection between environmental law, natural resources law, and regulated industries. It governs the production and consumption of energy, namely electricity and fuel, but increasingly must also keep pace with technological and policy innovation driven by concerns over climate change, energy security, and sustainable development. This course provides and introduction to the energy sector in its legal and regulatory context, with an emphasis on key policy themes shaping this rapidly evolving area of law. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 964 National/International Moot Court Competitions: _____
Students compete in various national and international moot court competitions (except the Jessup International Moot Court Competition, LAW 929). All students are selected through the KU spring Moot Court Competition (LAW 960) in their second year. Teams will write a brief and participate in practice oral arguments as required by the faculty member responsible for three particular competition, including at least three arguments judged by law faculty, practicing lawyers, or judges. Students travel to regional, national, and international competitions as applicable. Competitions include: Bankruptcy Law Moot Court, Criminal Law Moot Court, Criminal Procedure Moot Court, European Law Students Association International Trade Moot Court, Environmental Law Moot Court, First Amendment Moot Court, National Moot Court, and Stetson International Environmental Moot Court and Health Law Moot Court. Students also must enroll in the Moot Court Council, LAW 961. Graded on a Credit/No Credit basis. FLD.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Mulligan, Lumen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 23308
FLD Cateforis, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 17534
FLD Bhala, Raj
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 21810
FLD Kautsch, Mike
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 23360
FLD Keller, Pamela
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 12711
LAW 965 Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations
Focuses on the legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, with primary emphasis on state nonprofit corporation codes and the Internal Revenue Code. Issues covered include allocation of governance responsibility between members and directors, the role of states attorneys general, charitable trust law, obtaining and maintaining tax exemption, private inurement and private benefit, intermediate sanctions, reporting and disclosure requirements, and consequences of unrelated business income. Prerequisite: Business Associations I or Business Organizations and Federal Income Taxation. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hopkins, Bruce
T 09:15-11:05 AM GRN 129 - LAWRENCE
2 19577
LAW 966 Oil and Gas
The oil and gas lease; expressed and implied duties under a lease; the effect of various conditions of ownership on oil and gas transactions; oil and gas conveyances; unitization and pooling; conservation of oil and gas. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 967 Native American Natural Resources
This course provides a detailed examination of natural resource law as it applies to Indian Country. Among the topics to be discussed are water law, environmental protection, and subsurface property rights. (Same as ISP 882.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 968 Intellectual Property
An introduction to substantive patent law, copyright law, and trademark registration designed (1) to provide background knowledge for those interested primarily in the general law practice and (2) to provide a foundation for future specialization in patents, copyrights, and trademarks. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Torrance, Andrew
MT 08:10-10:10 AM GRN 106 - LAWRENCE
4 16118
LAW 969 Practice in Kansas
Designed for the student who intends to enter a private general practice in Kansas. Topics include substantive law of Kansas in domestic relations, landlord-tenant relations, debt collection, probate, and selected areas of criminal law and general civil practice. Students will develop practical skills in pleading and discovery techniques. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Valdez, Suzanne
MTW 09:15-10:10 AM GRN 107 - LAWRENCE
3 12712
LAW 970 Pretrial Advocacy
This skills course is designed to teach the fundamentals of pretrial practice from the client's first visit to the day before trial begins. Students will learn to interview and counsel clients, consider alternatives to litigation, draft pleadings, conduct and respond to discovery, and negotiate and draft settlement documents. FLD.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 971 Product Liability
Intensive study of legal developments and problems relating to compensation for injuries resulting from defective products. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 972 Professional Responsibility
Fall and spring semesters. Must be completed by the time the student finishes 60 hours of law school. Considers some of the history of the profession, training for the practice, the lawyer in the office, the lawyer and the public, the lawyer as lawmaker, limitations on personal conduct, the lawyer as judge, the canons of professional ethics, and many other incidents to the practice. Required course. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hoeflich, Michael
M 02:40-04:40 PM GRN 104 - LAWRENCE
2 12713

LAW 973 International Trafficking in Persons Seminar

This course examines issues related to trafficking in women and children from an international and comparative perspective. The primary focus of the course is commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking for the purpose of prostitution. Trafficking for other slave-like practices such as forced labor, the exploitation of immigrants for domestic service, the sale of children for irregular inter-country adoption, the involvement of children in sex tourism and armed conflict, and the sale of wives legalized by transnational marriages will also be covered. In covering these topics, students will be asked to understand the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children; the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others; the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women; the Convention on the Rights of the Child; the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect to Inter-country Adoption, and other legal provisions. 2-3 credits

LAW 974 Public International Law
A general survey of the legal system governing the behavior of states and public international organizations. Includes the nature and sources of international law and the role of international law and procedures in the maintenance of world peace and security, the protection of human rights, the management of the environment, and the regulation of international economic relations. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Head, John
RF 09:15-10:40 AM GRN 203 - LAWRENCE
3 24344
LAW 975 Public Lands and Natural Resources
Devoted to the law and legal systems that govern the classification and use of one-third of America's land mass. Includes a survey of the acquisition and disposition of the public domain; general federal statutes and doctrines that affect public land law; and different forms of federal lands classifications, including national parks, scenic rivers, and grazing lands. (Same as ISP 877.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 976 Public Policy Clinic
The Public Policy Clinic undertakes in-depth, balanced policy studies in response to requests from public officials. Individual students, or teams of students, supervised by the clinic director, prepare the research reports. Designed to give students practical experience in applying analytical policy methods to public policy issues. FLD.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Schmidt, Jennifer
T 01:35-03:35 PM GRN 310 - LAWRENCE
3 12714
LAW 977 Patent Law
This class explores the doctrine, policy and practice of patent law in the United States. It examines the challenges posed to patent law by new technologies, such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, the Internet and nanotechnology. Patent law systems in other countries and the role of international patent treaties are also considered. Prerequisite: Intellectual Property Law. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 979 Patent Practice
This course focuses on the practical application of patent law principles to the practice of patent law, including: assessing patentability, preparing and prosecuting patent applications, and analyzing infringement concepts. Students will examine patent statutes and United States Patent and Trademark rules and guidelines governing patent prosecution, as well as court decisions impacting and interpreting patents. The course will involve in-class and take-home assignments and workshops designed to expose students to situations encountered in actual patent practice, including the preparation o fan opinion of patentability, office action response, and drafting claims. Prerequisite: Intellectual Property and Patent Law. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Cook, Crissa
MT 03:45-05:10 PM GRN 127 - LAWRENCE
3 22828

LAW 980 Sex Crimes

This course focuses on theory, empirical research, and doctrine related to substantive sex crimes and collateral restrictions on sex offenders. In particular, the course addresses rape, child molestation, incest, child pornography, prostitution, obscenity, and the legal pornography industry. In the latter part of the semester, students will also explore emerging legal issues surrounding sex offender registration requirements, residency restrictions, and civil commitment. Student will be graded based on class participation, an in-class presentation, and a paper related to topics covered in the course. 2-3 credits

LAW 982 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Seminar
This course will explore the emergence of the LGBTQ civil rights movement and will cover numerous legal topics at the intersection of law and practice involving issues significant to LGBTQ clients. Among others, topics will include: marriage, divorce, employment discrimination, family creation, healthcare and tax consequences. Students will be asked to prepare legal documents and will complete a major drafting project. The course seeks to provide students with skills and knowledge to meet the needs of this unique client base. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 983 S.J.D
This seminar is required of all first year S.J.D. candidates. During the first semester we will read and discuss a number of topics including a basic introduction to the American legal system and the American legal profession, common law reasoning and analysis, including the theory of precedent, introduction to common law research, legal scholarship, law reviews and other professional publications, and basic principles of academic writing including introduction to copyright and plagiarism. Students will be required to write a series of short papers on several of these subjects. During the second semester students will work on topics related to their dissertation research and will present the results of their research to the seminar as a whole for critique and analysis. Students will also be expected to prepare a written version of this research that is suitable for publication. The seminar will meet for two hours bimonthly throughout the academic year. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 984 Research Workshop: _____
Offers a limited number of students the opportunity to conduct related independent research projects under faculty supervision in some selected area of study. Each student will write an independent research paper for two credit hours as described under LAW 924 Independent Research; each student will also engage in one credit hour of related class discussion and assigned readings. Participation in any Research Workshop counts as, and is subject to the same rules as an independent research project. Participation in a Research Workshop constitutes 2 hours of independent research credit for the purpose of computing the maximum number of independent research hours. Each proposed workshop must be approved by the Student/Faculty Assembly. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 985 Real Estate Finance
A basic course in the finance of the acquisition and development of real estate. Course involves the mortgage market, basic security transactions, and remedies of secured creditors including mortgage foreclosure. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 986 Securities Regulation
An analysis of federal and state securities law and state "Blue Sky" laws. Prerequisite: Business Associations I and Business Associations II or Business Organizations. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 987 Sovereignty, Self-Determination, and the Indigenous Nations
Examines legal, governmental, political, social, cultural, and economic issues associated with American Indian tribal sovereignty and self-determination. Includes the source and scope of tribal sovereignty; the threats to tribal sovereignty; and the methods by which tribal sovereignty can be strengthened and revitalized. (Same as ISP 883.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 988 S.J.D
Supervised research leading to the Doctorate of Juridical Science. THE.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
THE Bhala, Raj
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 18328
THE Davis, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 19887
THE Dickinson Jr, Martin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 19111
THE Drahozal, Christopher
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 18329
THE Gottlieb, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 17650
THE Head, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 19112
THE Hecker, Webb
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 18330
THE Hoeflich, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 18331
THE Kautsch, Mike
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 19015
THE Levy, Richard
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 19835
THE Mazza, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 23274
THE McAllister, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 20848
THE Peck, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 25305
THE Phillips, Jean
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 19909
THE Stacy, Thomas
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 20649
THE Sward, Ellen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 23338
THE Torrance, Andrew
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 18332
THE
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 21937
LAW 989 Topics in Family Law
Explores various topics omitted or covered only lightly in the Family Law course. Content varies but may include: establishment of parentage, protection of putative fathers, protection of children, children of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), adoption, international adoption, parental prerogatives, children beyond parental control, child neglect, child abuse, medical decisions for children, torts between parent and child, divorce between parent and child, severing parental rights involuntarily, parent versus state custody, and abduction of children. In place of a final exam, students will complete two short writing exercises, write a substantial seminar paper, and make an oral presentation to the class in a CLE format. Prerequisite: Family Law. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 990 Advanced S.J.D
This seminar is required of all second year S.J.D. students and may be audited by all S.J.D students beyond two years with permission of the instructor. During this seminar students will conduct research and writing of their S.J.D. dissertations. Students will be required to submit each chapter of their dissertations to a third year writing assistant and to the instructor for editing and revision as part of their seminar work. Edited and revised chapters will be presented to the seminar as a whole for critique and analysis. Second year S.J.D. students will be expected to submit at least one chapter of their dissertations during the second semester of their second year. Second year S.J.D. students who are not in residence will be excused from attending seminar meetings but will be required to engage in the editorial and revision process and to meet virtually with the instructor as needed. The seminar will meet for two hours bimonthly during the academic year. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 991 Torts II
Examines areas of tort law not considered in Torts I, such as misrepresentations, defamation, privacy, misuse of legal procedures, and interference with advantageous relationships. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 992 Trial Advocacy
A skills course designed to teach the fundamentals of trial practice including opening and closing statements, direct and cross examination, use of demonstrative evidence, introducing exhibits, making evidentiary objections, and courtroom procedure and decorum. Combines skills workshops, lecture/demonstrations, and a mock trial. Prerequisite: Evidence. FLD.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Craig, Alice
W 01:35-02:30 PM GRN 201 - LAWRENCE
3 12716
LBN Craig, Alice
W 06:00-08:00 PM KS-ST LAWR - LAWRENCE
3 24345
LBN Coates Jr, William
W 06:00-08:00 PM KS-ST LAWR - LAWRENCE
3 24346
LBN Craig, Alice
Donovan, Stacey
T 06:30-08:30 PM GRN 201 - LAWRENCE
3 12719
LBN Craig, Alice
Nitcher, John
W 06:00-08:00 PM KS-ST LAWR - LAWRENCE
3 12717
LAW 993 Public Health Law
A broad view of the problems of disease, treatment, and health care delivery from a population-based perspective. The focus is on collective responsibility for ensuring the conditions for a healthy society and the laws that relate to that objective. Topics may include international human rights and bioterrorism; infectious disease control, such as vaccination, quarantine, and surveillance; problems of urbanization, including sanitation, obesity, and public safety; constitutional rights, such as privacy, free speech, freedom of religion, and regulation of professions; formal and informal regulation through public health authorities and tort liability. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 994 Special Topics: _____
The content of this course varies, and will be announced prior to pre-enrollment. May be repeated if there is no duplication of subject matter. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Six, Betsy
W 02:40-04:30 PM GRN 203 - LAWRENCE
2 24347
LAW 995 Water Law
A study of water rights including the riparian and prior appropriation doctrines for surface water, and the various doctrines for groundwater. Private and public water distribution organizations, and special water districts. Water pollution control. Interstate conflicts over water resources. Federal government involvement in water distribution including federal powers and programs. Indian and reserved rights. Kansas water law. (Same as ISP 879.) LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Peck, John
RF 09:15-10:10 AM GRN 109 - LAWRENCE
2 22585
LAW 996 Trusts and Estates
Interstate succession; execution, construction, and revocation of wills; rights of the surviving spouse (including elective share); creation, construction, and termination of trusts; powers of appointment; future interests and the Rule Against Perpetuities; basic introduction to the federal taxation of estates and gifts; fiduciary administration of trusts and estates. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Delatorre, Phillip
MTWR 11:25-12:25 PM GRN 203 - LAWRENCE
4 12720
LAW 997 Workers' Compensation
Primary emphasis will be placed on workers' compensation (industrial insurance), where some of the basic problems of work-connected injuries and diseases will be considered. Current proposals for compensating the traffic victim without reference to fault will also be treated by way of comparison to the workers' compensation system. As time permits, other areas of social legislation may be surveyed. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

LAW 998 Tribal Judicial Support Clinic
Students are assigned research projects from participating tribal courts as arranged by the instructor. Students provide research assistance to tribal court personnel in an array of projects that range from tribal code development, legal research and drafting of legal memoranda and judicial orders. Prerequisite: Federal Indian Law; Sovereignty, Self-Determination, and the Indigenous Nations; or Native American Natural Resources. LEC.
Fall 2015
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kronk, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 19605
LAW 999 Indian Gaming
This course will examine the law, policy, politics, economics, and cultural effects of Indian gaming. It will focus primarily on the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), including its origins, structure, and real-world effects. In addition to mastering the pertinent legal issues, students will be asked to consider a series of questions about Indian gaming law, including (1) what are its real objectives? (2) does IGRA, as it is currently being applied, promote those objectives? and (3) given the expansion of non-Indian gaming in recent years, should IGRA be revised to better serve those objectives? Course materials will include IGRA and related case law, materials from the United States Department of Interior setting forth current federal policy, and various tribal-state compacts. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2015 semester.

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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Law
785-864-0359
mdwilson@ku.edu

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Registrar
785-864-9211
vpalmer@ku.edu

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