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Course Credit Information
  • A - Usually offered alternate years
  • CR/NR - Credit if course is passed; no credit if not passed
  • N - Not regularly offered
  • S - May be offered as seminar
  • 2-3 - Credit may vary
  • SK - Skills Course

229. MASS MEDIA LAW. 3
Course reviews the skills and knowledge necessary to competently represent radio stations, television stations and cable systems as local counsel. Emphasis is given to representing businesses that advertise on radio and television.

055. MEDIATION. 1-2 CR/NC SK
A seminar designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of mediation in both a lecture and interactive role-playing format. Students review the process of mediation and how it works, and then practice advocating for their client in various legal settings, including court-ordered cases.

286. MEDICAL MALPRACTICE 2 A
This course focuses on the law governing professional liability, with respect both to individual and institutional defendants. It covers the standard of care, defenses, causation problems and current issues concerning damages. Coverage of licensure as a quality control mechanism and the law involving potential liability for individual and institutional providers of health care also are reviewed. Tort reform proposals may be discussed as well.

273. MERGERS AND ACQUISTIONS
This course examines the law and practice of purchasing, selling and merging businesses, with an emphasis on private companies. It will examine applicable business law and each step in the transaction process from initial planning to closing. The course will cover methods of acquiring and merging businesses, decision making and approval processes, fiduciary duties, the due diligence process, allocation of risk in the purcase or merger agreement and, to a lesser extent, the integration of other law, for example, securities law, tax law, products liability law, environmental law and anti-trust law. Prerequisite or corequisite: Business Associations (LAW 204)

422. MOOT COURT - AAJ MOCK TRIAL. 2 CR/NC
Interscholastic ATLA Mock Trial Competition.

418. MOOT COURT ABA COMPETITION. 2 
ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition.

413. MOOT COURT BOARD. 1 CR/NC
Active Membership on Moot Court Board.

419. MOOT COURT - CLIENT COUNSELING. 1 CR/NC
 Interscholastic Client Counseling Competition.

423. MOOT COURT - CRIMINAL MOCK TRIAL. 1N CR/NC
John Marshall Criminal Practice Mock Trial Competition.

416. MOOT COURT- ENVIRONMENTAL LAW COMPETITION. 2
National environmental law competition; interscholastic appellate advocacy competition (brief-writing and oral argument). Students earn one credit per semester.

425. MOOT COURT - JESSUP COMPETITION. 1 N
Interscholastic international competition in international law (brief-writing and oral advocacy).
 
415. MOOT COURT - NATIONAL COMPETITION. 2
Interscholastic appellate advocacy competition (brief-writing and oral argument).

421. MOOT COURT - NATIONAL MOCK TRIAL. 2 CR/NC
Interscholastic national mock trial competition.

420. MOOT COURT - NEGOTIATIONS. 1 CR/NC
 Interscholastic negotiations client counseling competition. 

417. MOOT COURT - OTHER APPELLATE COMPETITION. 1
Other interscholastic appellate advocacy competition (brief-writing and oral argument).

424. MOOT COURT - OTHER COMPETITION. 1 CR/NC
Other interscholastic competition.

414. MOOT COURT SUPREME COURT DAY COMPETITION. 2
Appellate advocacy competition (brief-writing and oral argument). Final round is argued before the Iowa Supreme Court during the Supreme Court Weekend celebration.

300. NATURAL RESOURCES LAW. 3 A
Students select a topic pertaining to the law of resource development, distribution, or management, and then do in-depth research that results in a quality paper and class discussion. Includes such topics as mineral rights, oil and gas law, appropriative and riparian water law, timber rights, and federal and state resource management.

291. NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 1
This course is a shortened version of Payment Systems to help prepare students for the bar exam. Coverage focuses on Article 3 of the Uniform Commercial Code, which governs the law of negotiable instruments (promissory notes and checks). The problem-solving technique is the predominant classroom experience.

051. NEGOTIATIONS. 2 CR/NC SK
Students develop the practical skills needed in negotiation using a variety of means, including classroom demonstrations, videotaped critiqued exercises and videotapes of mock negotiations by practicing attorneys.

269. NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. 3 A
This course will cover the formation, operation and governance of nonprofit organizations, including both legal and practical aspects of basic statutory approaches, the role of the board and evolving fiduciary duties and legal responsibilities, and constitutional and regulatory issues posed by charitable solicitations. It will cover various tax issues, such as obtaining federal and state exemption, deductibility of contributions and affirmative requirements and limitations, such as ones on lobbying and political campaign activities. There will also be some coverage of selected issues dealing with mutual benefit and private membership organizations. Each student will prepare articles and bylaws, prepare a client memorandum, and complete various portions of IRS Form 1023, and there will be a final examination. Corequisite: Business Associations (LAW 204).

 
Last Modified: 7/9/2014 8:30:00 AM by Lori Richman