International Environmental Law
2 creditsThis is an introductory course in international environmental law, designed primarily for those who have not previously studied the subject. Although the United States and several other countries have made significant progress in addressing domestic and environmental problems, international environmental issues are becoming increasingly important. As golbalization of commerce grows and technology increasingly fosters connectedness, international environmental issues continue to increase in importance. A tension inherent in many environmental issues is that they coannot be confined to a single country's borders. Rather, environmental issues regularly cross international borders, holding little regard for state boundaries. We will explore the legal mechanisms applied to try to resovle environmental issues when they originate, maintain, and/or conclude in many jurisdictions at different points in time. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Real Estate Transactions Drafting
This is an introductory course in real estate transaction drafting, designed primarily for those who have not previously studied the subject. It is aimed at providing students with concrete skills to practice real estate or transactional law generally. Primary discussions will involve solving a client’s hypothetical objectives followed by practicing the skills necessary to draft the deal. There are no prerequisites for the course.
2 credits This course will examine the regulation of retirement and deferred compensation plans by the IRS and the Departmentof Labor. It will also explore the tax consequences to the plans' sponsoring employers and participating employees. In addition, the course will discuss practical aspects of representing employers on retirement plan issues. It is recommended (but not required) that students take Federal Income Tax prior to taking this course.