All Courses

This page lists all currently offered McKinney courses & their official course descriptions in alphabetical order:

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Accounting for Law Students (2 cr.) D/N 675 - Elective - introduces students to basic principles and techniques of accounting for law students with little or no prior background in accounting. Selected legal problems involving the application of accounting concepts will be considered. Enrollment is limited to students with no previous credits in accounting.

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Administrative Law (3 cr.) D/N 647 - Elective - considers the role of administrative agencies in the scheme of government, constitutional limitations on agency action, and analysis of agency functions; emphasizing informal procedures and placing formal procedures of investigation, rule-making, and hearings in perspective. P: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Constitutional Law (DN620) or permission of instructor.

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Admiralty Law (2 cr.) D/N 775 - Elective - covers maritime law, including jurisdiction in admiralty, maritime liens, maritime torts and wrongful death, salvage, limitation of liability, pilotage, and towage.

Advanced Civil Procedure: E Discovery (2 cr.) D/N ___ - Elective - This course provides an understanding of both the legal and technical aspects of the electronic discovery process. Specific topics include the rules governing the electronic discovery life cycle, preservation, collection and processing, analytics, review and production. Although the course will not extensively study the effects of cloud computing and social media on electronic discovery, it will provide an overview of the utilization of electronic discovery in these emerging technologies.

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Advanced Course Related Experience (ACRE) (1-3 cr.) D/N 803 - Elective - This course allows students to earn academic credit for experiential learning done in conjunction with a classroom course that they have taken, or are taking, for credit. Students work in conjunction with full-time faculty members to design and execute proposals for learning how law and theory learned in the classroom operates outside the classroom. Some projects may present opportunities for collaboration between faculty teaching clinical and classroom courses. ACRE also may be used to provide opportunities for students to assist faculty with pro bono representation of community groups or clients. The ACRE proposal must be approved by the faculty member teaching the classroom course to which the experiential learning opportunity relates, and accepted by the ACRE Administrator. The project must be described at the time of registration on a form approved by the ACRE Administrator (ACRE Registration Form). Credits are awarded commensurate with hours worked (60 per credit hour) unless a different basis is established beforehand by the supervising faculty member and accepted by the ACRE Administrator. Three credits will only be available in the summer term. Non-graded (S/F) credit is awarded by the supervising faculty member upon satisfactory completion of assigned project.

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Advanced Field Research (AFR) (1-4 cr.) D603 - Elective - Students work outside the classroom under the supervision of a faculty member to conduct factual investigations, interviews, and/or legal research aimed at 1) identifying or advancing potential solutions to a legal or public policy problem or 2) examining the relevance of legal doctrine to a legal or public policy problem. The course emphasizes the deployment of doctrinal learning through experiential projects in the same way that many public interest lawyers respond to policy problems through their work. Projects may include the development of policy papers, draft legislation or regulations, comments on proposed rules, or the production of seminars, workshops, and symposia that convene relevant decision-makers and stakeholders. Prerequisites: Prior approval of supervising faculty member; completion of registration form (available from Registrar). Skills and Writing: Depending on the nature of the project and outcomes, this course may be used to fulfill the Law School’s skills and/or writing requirements. Supervising faculty members will make a preliminary assessment regarding a project’s potential at the time of registration. A final determination will be made upon project completion and must be confirmed by faculty certification that the requirement(s) have been met.

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Advanced Legal Research (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 664 - Skills - builds on the basic research skills and techniques covered in the basic course, Legal Research, this course offers students an opportunity to gain in-depth working knowledge of legal research resources and methods. This course is intended to develop a mastery of legal research beyond the level of the standard first year curriculum. The course will cover several major areas of legal research, including, but not limited to, extensive coverage of primary and secondary sources, practice and specialized topical resources, international law, cost-effective legal research, legislative history and administrative law, legal resources on the Internet and advanced training on LEXIS and WESTLAW. Course objectives are: 1) to expand students’ skills in primary and secondary US legal sources, in all formats; 2) to teach students how to evaluate resources and use them effectively, with particular emphasis on cost-effective research; 3) to help students develop efficient online research skills; 4) to introduce students to some non-legal information resources. Students are required to complete weekly research assignments and a comprehensive research assignment. This is an online course, and the law school’s distance education policy applies.

Advanced Persuasive Writing and Oral Advocacy (2 cr.) D/N 522 - Skills - explores advanced techniques in persuasive writing and oral advocacy. The course assignments will cover civil and criminal matters in a trial court setting. P: Legal Analysis, Research, and Communication I and II (DN520 and DN521).

Advanced Research and Writing Requirement (0 cr.) - Required (Other) - Each student is required to write a substantial research paper under faculty supervision. This requirement, which must be satisfied prior to graduation and after completion of the basic-level required courses, can be met in several ways: in connection with courses, seminars, law review, or independently. For details on how to satisfy the requirement, consult the current Student Handbook or the Office of the Recorder.

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Advanced Research in Health Law (2 cr.) D/N 662 - Elective - provides a vehicle for students to conduct research, prepare a major paper and present a talk on a health law topic in order to complete their advanced writing requirement and/or the required major research paper for the concentration in health law.

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Advanced Sales (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 616 - Elective - builds upon first-year coverage of the formation, operation, and enforcement of contracts for the sale or lease of goods, with an emphasis on Articles 2 and 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.). Topics may include documents of title (bills of lading and warehouse receipts) under Article 7 of the U.C.C. and letters of credit under Article 5.

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Advanced Topics in Intellectual Property Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 636 - Elective - examines specialized topics of intellectual property law, such as Internet applications, recent legislation, music issues, and other topics not ordinarily encompassed in depth by other courses. Prerequisites will vary according to the subject of the course as announced, but students will be expected to have completed at least one other intellectual property course.

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Advanced Topics in Intellectual Property: Social Media Law (2 cr.) D/N 700 - Elective - Social media, as seen in platforms such as Facebook, Line, WeChat, Pinterest, Foursquare, Quora and many others, has drastically changed how we communicate, interact, share, and consume digital content. This course will examine current legal issues affected by social media: from intellectual property to privacy, employment, marketing, and litigation. This course will teach students the skills that social media lawyers employ to identify and address emerging concerns and risks in social media. Prerequisite: Intellectual Property is required. Students can satisfy the requirement by concurrently taking Intellectual Property.

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Advanced Torts (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 822 - Elective - covers selected topics from the following types of harm to dignitary and relational interests: interference with reputation, business relationships, political relationships, family relationships, and right to privacy.

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Agricultural Law and the Environment (2 cr.) D/N ___ - Elective - This course examines the intersection of agricultural policies and environmental law. Students will examine key federal and state laws and regulations. They will also study the institutions that implement agricultural, environmental, and natural resources policies. Students will explore the scientific context and public policy framework within which these legal standards are designed and implemented.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 844 - Elective - explores the theories and processes of dispute resolution outside the traditional framework of state or federal court litigation. Particular emphasis will be placed on negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. Additional topics may include "mixed-alternative" processes (e.g., court-annexed arbitration, mini-trials, and private judging).

American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - Externs are assigned directly to the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana cooperating attorney. They may perform a variety of tasks, including investigations, legal research, and litigation support work such as drafting pleadings and preparing witnesses. (Application(s): Fall 2014)

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Animals and the Law (2 cr.) D/N 640 - Elective - explores the historical and evolving legal status of non-human animals. Students will examine cases, arising in a variety of contexts, in which the resolution of the dispute depends upon policy decisions about the nature of non-human animals.

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Antitrust and the Health Care Industry (2 cr.) D/N 866 - Elective - focuses on antitrust issues that are relevant to health care providers, including such areas as hospital and physician mergers, virtual mergers and joint ventures; exclusive contracts and other medical staff exclusion issues; covenants not to compete; physician collective bargaining with, and exclusion from, managed care plans; antitrust defenses such as state action, nonprofit, learned profession, efficiencies, failing business, etc.; and federal and state health care antitrust regulatory efforts, including health care collaborative guidelines.

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Antitrust Law (3 cr.) D/N 751 - Elective - covers the law regulating private economic power and maintaining competition under the Sherman Antitrust Act and Clayton Antitrust Act; course content emphasizes monopolization, restraints of trade, refusals to deal, and mergers.

Appellate Clinic (2 cr.) D/N 808 - Clinic Course - Students represent indigent clients in civil or criminal appeals. Conducted under the supervision of clinical faculty, students are responsible for all aspects of representation, including client communication, drafting motions and briefs to the Indiana Court of Appeals, presenting oral argument and litigating a petition to transfer to the Indiana Supreme Court. P: Completion of 45 credit hours, Criminal Law (D/N 533), Intramural Moot Court (D/N 746), and completion of or enrollment in Professional Responsibility (D/N 861). The following courses are strongly recommended: Evidence (D/N 632), Criminal Procedure: Investigation (D/N 702), and Appellate Practice (D/N 810). Students must submit an application and receive instructor approval prior to registration. (Application: DOC | PDF)

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Appellate Practice (2 cr.) D/N 810 - Elective - covers appellate practice, from the preservation of error at trial through review by the court of last resort. Both civil and criminal appeals processes will be discussed. The focus will be on the technical aspects of perfecting an appeal and practicing before an appellate court, but the course will also cover techniques for effective appellate advocacy. Lawyering Practice (DN701) and Trial Practice (DN718) are not prerequisites to this course.

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Art and Museum Law (2 cr.) D/N 896 - Elective - This course will cover the law, people and institutions which constitute the world of the visual arts, including artists, museums, collectors, dealers, publishers and auctioneers. The course will also cover non-legal material geared to shaping practices of art market participants, such as codes and guidelines adopted by art-museum associations, as well as some relevant literature from other academic disciplines.

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Aviation Law (3 cr.) D/N 779 - Elective - This course explores the sources of aviation law and the application of legal principles to aircraft acquisition, operation and taxation, pilot and aircraft mechanic certification, Federal Aviation Regulation and enforcement procedures, airline and airport legal issues, and aviation tort litigation. The course normally provides an opportunity for students to interact with Indianapolis aviation practitioners, who may serve as guest lecturers.

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Bankruptcy Law (3 cr.) D/N 619 - Elective - examines the rights and duties of financially distressed debtors and their creditors under the Bankruptcy Code and related state laws. Topics include fraudulent transfers, property exemptions, the automatic stay, the powers of a bankruptcy trustee, relative priorities among secured and unsecured creditors, liquidation vs. debtor rehabilitation, and the social and economic implications of debt forgiveness.

Basic Contract Drafting (2 cr.) D/N 538 - Skills - This course provides introductory training in the basic techniques of contract drafting. Through classroom discussion, reading assignments, in-class exercises, and drafting assignments, students will learn about different contract concepts; how to translate agreed terms into enforceable provisions that concisely and precisely reflect the contracting parties' intent; and how to draft a logically organized contract in plain English. This course is not available to students who have completed LARC III. P: Completion of Contracts and Sales I & II and LARC I & II.

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Bioethics and Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 838 - Elective - examines how the law in bioethics is shaped by the interplay of ethical principles, medical considerations, and social forces. Topics that will be covered include: the refusal of life-sustaining treatment, physician-assisted suicide, organ transplantation, abortion, the balance between individual liberty and protection of the public health, access to health care, and rationing of health care. An important theme of the course will be to consider the extent to which individuals have--and should have--control over medical decision making.

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Business and Legal Aspects of Health Care Organizations (2 cr.) D/N 859 - Elective - addresses the business and legal aspects of various health care organizations, including hospitals, nursing homes, physician-professional organizations, physician-hospital organizations, managed care organizations, and integrated delivery networks. Areas of law discussed include the corporate and tax aspects of not-for-profit organizations, antitrust law, state insurance regulation, corporate practice of medicine, Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse rules, and professional and corporate liability.

Center for Victim and Human Rights Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - The Center for Victim and Human Rights provides direct legal services to victims of crime and of human rights abuses and conducts policy research coupled with educational outreach to governmental and nongovernmental organizations. This placement will provide students with opportunities to develop key analytical and research skills and to learn about the legal challenges facing the Center. (Application(s): Fall 2014)

Chinese Law Summer Program (2 cr. or 5 cr.) D726 - Foreign (Study Abroad) - The program focuses on the legal aspects of China's emerging market economy and the new opportunities for foreign trade and investment in China. In addition, students are introduced to the Chinese legal system, including its dispute resolution mechanisms and lawyering system. The program examines the formal structure of the Chinese political system by providing instruction in China's constitutional law. Law-related field trips extend the classroom beyond the campus to legal institutions in the city of Beijing, such as the People's National Congress, the People's Supreme Court and an international arbitration forum. Instruction is given by distinguished faculty of Renmin (People's) University of China School of Law and by a member of the Indiana University law faculty who acts as resident professor. In addition to the lectures and law-related field trips, the program also offers cultural excursions in and around Beijing, including visits to the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace.

Civil Practice Clinic (3 or 4 cr.) D/N 808 - Clinic Course - Students represent clients in a variety of civil matters. These include domestic cases, such as dissolution of marriage, custody, support, paternity, and domestic violence; housing controversies; consumer problems; challenges to administrative decisions of state and federal agencies; and a variety of other general civil problems. This clinic is conducted under the supervision of clinical faculty, but students are responsible for all aspects of representation, including presentations in court and administrative hearings. P: Completion of 45 credit hours and completion of or enrollment in Professional Responsibility (DN861). (Application: DOC | PDF)

Civil Procedure I and II (3-3 or 4-2 cr.) D/N 707-D/N 708 - Required (Basic) - introduces students to jurisdiction and venue in state and federal courts; rules governing civil litigation, judgment, and review.

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Civil Rights (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 872 - Elective - explores selected issues relating to civil rights and liberties with an emphasis on Section 1983 and related statutes. P: Constitutional Law (DN620).

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Clean Air Law (2 cr.) D/N ___ - Elective - The course will examine in depth the structure and function of federal law regulating air emissions that harm human health and the environment. The course will emphasize the history of air regulation including common law responses to industrial air pollution. It will review the advent of the Clean Air Act as a statutory framework and examine selected regulatory programs under the Act. Students will also review current controversies and areas of regulatory activity, such as the effort to regulate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, which contribute to global climate change.

Client Counseling Board (1 cr. S/F) D/N 864 - Skills (Other) - Board members will be selected from among participants in the prior year's Client Counseling Competition. Board members will draft counseling problems, assist in the instruction and critique of competition participants, and provide assistance in the organization and administration of the Client Counseling Competition. Participation on the board in both the fall and spring semesters is required for credit.

Client Counseling Board of Directors (1 cr.) D/N 864 - Skills (Other) - Client Counseling Board members taking this course for a graded credit are selected from those eligible Board members following interviews with the faculty and will serve as Directors of the Board and the Intraschool Competition, Judge Acquisition, and Judging Procedures Committees. The directors are charged with overseeing all activities related to conducting the competition. With the faculty advisor's permission, other members of the Client Counseling Board may earn 1 credit hour by working a minimum of 60 hours related to competition activities.

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Closely Held Business Organizations (3 cr.) D/N 645 - Elective - considers the formation, management, and control of partnerships and closely held corporations, including distribution of powers within such organizations and application to them of agency and fiduciary principles.

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Comparative Competition Law (3 cr. ) D/N 742 - Elective - After introducing the economic rationale for antitrust or competition law and enforcement, the course analyses the rules and their interpretation in the U.S. and E.U. with regard to the three major pillars of antitrust law: cartels/collusion, abuse of dominant position/monopolization, and merger control. Some discussion of the laws of other countries will be added for illustrative purposes or in response to student interest. Prerequisites: None.

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Comparative Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 821 - Elective - focuses on select features of civil and common law systems. It provides an overview of the history, legal structures, and legal reasoning of several systems, including countries in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia, with comparisons to legal institutions and cultures of the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Conflict of Laws (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 804 - Elective - considers issues that arise when the significant facts of a case have contacts with more than one jurisdiction, including recognition and effect of foreign judgments, choice of law, and jurisdiction of courts.

Conservation Law Clinic (3 cr.) DN___ - Clinic Course - This clinic allows students to work in the Conservation Law Center, a public interest law firm based in Indiana that represents clients who need legal assistance with natural resource conservation matters. Students work closely with clinic attorneys, and participate directly in the representation of Conservation Law Center clients in the setting of a public interest law firm. Clinic matters have included extensive work on the law of conservation easements; analysis of conservation related laws; development of and comment on new administrative rules, legislation and strategies; and litigation at trial and appellate levels. Prerequisites: Environmental Law [LAW 891] and Natural Resources Law [LAW 717] plus permission of ENR Program Director. (Application: DOC | PDF)

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Constitutional Law (4 cr.) D/N 620 - Required (Basic) - introduces students to the U.S. Constitution. Principal aspects of judicial review, separation of powers, federalism, equality, and fundamental rights will be considered. Part-time evening division students must enroll during their second year. Full-time day division students must enroll during their first year.

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Consumer Law (2 cr.) D/N 799 - Elective - addresses consumer rights and remedies under common law and under federal and state statutes, with particular emphasis on the federal Truth-In-Lending Act and Uniform Consumer Credit Code.

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Contracts and Sales I and II (3-3 or 4-2 cr.) D/N 512-D/N 513 - Required (Basic) - introduces students to exchange relationships in contemporary American society, with some emphasis on classic contract doctrine and introduction to the Uniform Commercial Code.

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Copyright Law (3 cr.) D/N 626 - Elective - considers the principles of copyright law, with attention to its historical development and future adaptability to technological developments and new circumstances, foundations for securing copyright privileges and allowing fair use of existing works, and comparisons to other legal protections of intellectual property.

Corporate Compliance Overview (3 cr.) D/N ___ - Elective - This introductory overview course emphasizes the areas of corporate and regulatory law that impose requirements on corporations including health care provider organizations as well as pharmaceutical and medical device companies. The course emphasizes the importance of corporate compliance for these organizations, and gives and overview of relevant regulatory authorities and their underlying theories and rationales. This course examines the pertinent government regulations, guidance documents and enforcement initiatives forming the framework for corporate compliance. The course will focus on the process of compliance which should be established internally irrespective of the regulatory authority involved. The course will also examine on the various requirements of financial disclosures and conflict of interest in the health care arena.

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Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy (2 cr.) D/N 846 - Elective - considers various means of reorganization through out-of-court trust agreements, extensions, compositions, and Chapter 11 reorganizations. There is a major focus on Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code and concepts of the filing requirements, cash collateral, adequate protection, disclosure statement, plan, confirmation, and consummation. The course also includes a brief overview of Chapters 7, 12, and 13 of the code. P: Bankruptcy Law (DN619), or permission of instructor.

Criminal Defense Clinic (3 or 4 cr.) D/N 808 - Clinic Course - Students represent clients in criminal cases involving a variety of misdemeanor or Class D felony charges. Conducted under supervision of clinical faculty, students are responsible for all aspects of representation, including presentations in court. P: Completion of 45 credit hours, Criminal Law (DN533), Evidence (DN632), Criminal Procedure: Investigation (DN702) and completion of or enrollment in Professional Responsibility (DN861).

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Criminal Law (3 cr.) D/N 533 - Required (Basic) - introduces students to basic principles underlying the substantive law of crimes, with special focus on definition of specific offenses and defenses.

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Criminal Procedure: Adjudication (3 cr.) D/N 704 - Elective - covers the criminal trial process and post-trial proceedings, including pretrial motions, discovery, guilty pleas, jury selection, trials, sentencing, appeals, and post-conviction relief procedures. Criminal Procedure: Investigation (DN702) is not a prerequisite for Criminal Procedure: Adjudication.

Criminal Procedure: Advocacy Skills (1 or 2 cr.) D/N 777 - Elective - designed to show students how basic concepts of criminal procedure are tested in the courtroom. By participating in a series of oral advocacy assignments, students will hone their oral and written trial advocacy skills. Over the course of a semester, each student will either serve as an advocate or judge for the following advocacy exercises: bail/bond hearings, pre-trial motions, motions to suppress evidence, miscellaneous issues during trial, and sentencing hearings. In addition each student must submit one written Motion to Suppress Evidence and One Response to a Motion to Suppress during the course of the Semester. In addition to placing the theoretical course material in a courtroom context, the advocacy exercises give students interested in pursuing a career in criminal law additional practice and feedback on a critical pre-trial skill. This simulation structure will allow students to get "on their feet," learn courtroom lawyering skills, and receive substantial feedback throughout the semester. Co-requisite or Prerequisite: Criminal Procedure: Investigation or permission of instructor.

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Criminal Procedure: Investigation (3 cr.) D/N 702 - Elective - covers the pretrial criminal process from arrest to charging decision, with emphasis on constitutional criminal procedure, criminal investigation, and criminal evidence. Arrests, searches and seizures, interrogations and confessions, lineups and identification evidence, preliminary hearings, grand jury proceedings, and indictments and informations are considered.

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Criminal Sentencing (2 cr.) D/N 741 - Elective - addresses legislative and judicial rules governing punishment for criminal violations. Topics may include factors considered in sentencing, sentencing guidelines, the relationship between sentencing and race, class or gender, theories underlying criminal punishment and the effects of such punishment.

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Directed Reading (1 cr.) D/N 676 - Elective - Directed reading is an independent project in which a student reads a collection of materials in an area of interest, in consultation with a supervising faculty member. The bibliography will be generated by the student and is subject to the approval of the supervising faculty member. P: Prior approval of supervising full-time faculty member; available only to JD students who have completed at least 55 hours of credit or to LLM students. A student may only apply one directed reading credit toward their requisite course work for the JD or LLM degree.

Disability Clinic (2 cr.) D/N 808 - Clinic Course - Under faculty supervision, students interview, counsel, and represent persons with disabilities in administrative appeals. Typical legal problems presented include eligibility for and continuation of benefits based on disability from the Social Security Administration. P: Completion of all basic-level required courses except Constitutional Law.

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Discrimination in Employment (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 653 - Elective - considers federal and state statutes and regulations relating to discrimination on the basis of race, sex, and other factors with respect to terms and conditions of employment by either employers or unions.

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Domestic Violence and the Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 609 - Elective - examines legal responses to domestic violence in many areas of law, including civil, criminal, state and federal law. A research paper, in lieu of an examination, may be required.

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Drug Innovation and Competition Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 635 - Elective - provides and understanding of the processes by which pharmaceutical exclusivity is obtained and challenged on a global scale. The course examines the interplay between patents, data package exclusivity, pediatric exclusivity, and orphan drug exclusivity; and surveys the procedural and substantive aspects of US Hatch-Waxman litigation, drug reimportation/parallel trade, and exceptions to exclusivity. Finally, it addresses the influence of public policy on the evolution of pharmaceutical exclusivity law.

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Elder Law (2 cr.) D/N 720 - Elective - Study of legal issues and programs particularly affecting elderly persons: topics selected from such areas as nursing home law; mental health, guardianship, and civil commitment; age discrimination; Social Security and other income assistance programs; Medicare, Medicaid, National Health Insurance, health and drug issues; consumer protection; and housing problems of the elderly.

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Election Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 601 - Elective - introduces students to legal issues related to the very core of democracy - the right to vote. The course will touch upon a number of timely issues including: one person, one vote; the role of race and partisanship in redistricting; campaign finance; and "ballot access" issues such as voter ID, felon disfranchisement, and the recently enacted Help America Vote Act.

Eli Lilly and Company In-House Tax Counsel Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - This externship placement provides students with the experience and insight derived from working in the in-house tax department of a business corporation. Externs will be expected to (i) research tax issues confronting the corporation and report on that research either orally or in writing, (ii) prepare and update reports supporting positions taken by the corporation on its income tax return, (iii) draft contracts and other legal documents, and (iv) otherwise assist in legal work typically performed by a tax counsel. P: Federal Income Taxation (DN648) or prior tax-related work experience. (Application(s): Fall 2014)

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Employment Law (3 cr.) D/N 672 - Elective - is a study of the historical development of employment law from the early nineteenth century to the early twentieth century. Topics include establishing employment and its terms; employers' obligation to employees; termination of the employee relationship; protecting employees' reputations, privacy, and dignity; and protecting employees' physical integrity through the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

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Energy Law and Policy (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 7__ - Elective - This course surveys policies, laws, and institutions designed to regulate the production, transmission, and use of energy resources in the United States. It will explore existing and evolving statutory and regulatory frameworks to manage the direct and collateral impact of the energy sector on consumers, on human health, and on natural resources and the environment, as well as policy considerations that have given shape to these frameworks. It covers regulatory regimes dealing with coal and natural gas as well as the delivery of energy through the electric grid. It also examines current influences on, and changes, to policy paradigms – including the exigencies emerging from global climate change, the growing market in renewable and clean energy alternatives, and a rising interest in promoting energy conservation and efficiency.

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Entertainment Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 731 - Elective - examines intellectual property law, contract law and constitutional law as these doctrinal areas apply to major issues in the fields of music, publishing and the film and television industries.

Environmental Advocacy Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - This placement is with one of several environmental and natural resource organizations and agencies working at a local, state, and regional level. Placement opportunities vary. Recent placements have included the Sierra Club, Save the Dunes, Indiana Kids for the Environment (IKE), and the Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC). Through these placements, students have helped to provide public interest representation on environmental issues pending before administrative agencies and state and federal courts, and have worked to address policy issues before legislative and regulatory bodies. (Application(s): Summer/Fall 2014)

Environmental Advocacy Practicum (2 cr.) DN___ - Elective - teaches environmental advocacy in a trial, appellate, and policy context through hands-on simulations, forensic speech exercises, and moot court arguments. The course will draw in part upon historical and current environmental and natural resources disputes, in part upon individual forensics skills exercises (including informative, persuasive, extemporaneous, and impromptu speaking skills), and in part upon cases designed as part of moot appellate competitions. The emphasis is on public speaking and oral advocacy, and students will be coached and assessed on speaking and advocacy skills. Presentations will also be video recorded so that students can review and critique their own work.

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Environmental and Toxic Tort Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 611 - Elective - covers tort actions used to provide redress for injury caused by toxic substances and dangerous environmental conditions. Topics may include trespass, nuisance, strict liability for abnormally dangerous activities, product liability, federal preemption, and special problems in causation.

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Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (2 cr.) D/N 673 - Elective - This course examines the key methods, strategies, and institutions for promoting compliance with environmental laws and for enforcing those laws when violated. The course examines the enforcement process from monitoring and reporting responsibilities to investigation of violations. It covers administrative, civil, and criminal regimes for enforcement in both state and federal systems. It also examines the role of citizen suits and public interest litigation in assuring compliance.

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Environmental Justice (3 cr.) D/N ___ - Elective - represents a critical issue in domestic and international environmental policy and law. Students will examine historical and contemporary “environmental justice” issues raised by communities and the legal avenues available to address those claims. They will gain an appreciation of the competing societal interests at stake in environmental decision-making and the relationship of the civil rights movement in United States history to the birth of the environmental justice movement.

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Environmental Law (3 or 4 cr.) D/N 891 - Elective - introduces students to many of the major concepts and statutes in federal environmental law. Laws covered may include the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, CERCLA/Superfund, and the Solid Waste Disposal Act/RCRA. Additional topics may include cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment, ecosystem services and valuing the environment, and statutory interpretation.

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ERISA Retirement Plans: Formation and Structure (2 cr.) D/N 656 - Elective - focuses on the formation and structure of qualified retirement plans, such as defined benefit pension plans and 401(k) defined contribution plans. The course looks at the technical requirements under the Internal Revenue Code, as well as plan design issues. The course also reviews ongoing reporting and disclosure compliance issues imposed under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code.

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European Union Law-Doing Business in and with the Internal Market (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 770 - Elective - is divided into three parts. The first part introduces the pros and cons of economic integration and the specific European model of market integration. The second part provides detailed analysis of the free movement of goods, employed people, services, capital, and the freedom of establishment in the internal market. The third part examines specific rules for U.S. and other third country businesses, in particular the customs and trade law of the EU.

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European Union Law-Foundations (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 769 - Elective - analyzes in detail the legal system of the European Union and its interaction with Member State law and policy. There will be an emphasis on decision making, supremacy, direct effect, breaches of European law, legal remedies, the protection of human rights and procedural guarantees, as well as the challenges of widening, deepening, and enlarging the European Union.

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Evidence (4 cr.) D/N 632 - Elective - covers the law governing proof at trial of disputed issues of fact, burden of proof, presumptions and judicial notice, examination, impeachment, competency, privileges of witnesses, the hearsay rule and its exceptions, and the functions of judge and jury.

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Family Law (3 cr.) D/N 610 - Elective - addresses state, federal, and constitutional regulation of family relationships, premarital agreements, and domestic partnerships, marriage, and divorce. It explores common dissolution issues such as property division, child and spousal support, child custody and visitation, and modification and enforcement orders. Other topics may include domestic violence, non-marital family rights, incest, polygamy, family law courts, and jurisdiction

Federal Court Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - (Students may earn up to 3 credits in the summer) Students serve as law clerk interns in the chambers of one of the federal judges or magistrates in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Indianapolis). Students are required to spend approximately one day each week in their placement and attend three class meetings and two individual meetings with the professor. (Application(s): Fall 2014 | More about Judicial Externships)

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Federal Courts (3 cr.) D/N 848 - Elective - covers congressional and judicial efforts to allocate jurisdiction between federal and state courts or administrative agencies and the resulting tensions arising from separation-of-powers and federalism concerns. Topics may include federal question and diversity jurisdiction, removal of cases to federal court, the Erie doctrine, federal common law, state sovereign immunity, various abstention doctrines, and federal habeas corpus relief.

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First Amendment (3 or 4 cr.) D/N 622 - Elective - provides an in-depth study of the limitations the First Amendment places upon the power of government to regulate speech, the press, and religion. P: Constitutional Law (DN620).

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Food and Drug Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 888 - Elective - surveys statutes and regulations dealing with the production, distribution, and sale of food, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices. The course focuses primarily on substantive and procedural requirements of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Health and Human Rights Clinic (3 cr.) D/N 808 - Clinic Course - In this clinic, students in the Health and Human Rights Clinic engage in domestic human rights advocacy and litigation addressing the social determinants of health. Students directly represent, under faculty supervision, low-income clients from the community, especially workers who have been wrongfully denied their earned wages or are appealing a challenge to their access to unemployment benefits. On issues including workers' rights, students engage in advocacy in the form of appellate briefs, investigations and reports, and public education. These cases and these projects, and companion international projects pursued in partnership with global justice advocates, also provide a platform for the review of issues in international human rights law and comparative law. Students must submit an application to be considered for this clinic. (Application: DOC | PDF)

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Health Care Fraud and Abuse Regulation (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 600 - Elective - This course examines legal issues relevant to healthcare providers that involve health care fraud and abuse regulation. Health care fraud is an intentional attempt to collect money for medical services wrongly and abuse pertains to actions which are inconsistent with acceptable business and medical practices. The course will focus on fraud and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs and the four major statutes containing federal fraud and abuse prohibitions. Specific statutes studied include the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark law and regulations, the False Claims Act and the Civil Monetary Penalty Act.

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Health Care Quality and Safety (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 791 - Elective - This is an advanced health law course that explores the legal issues that arise between and among patients, health care providers and regulators with regard to the quality and safety of health care. Quality is one of the major themes in the study of health care law and policy, in particular as it is frequently in tension with cost and access considerations. This course focuses on both private and public law responses to quality and safety issues, examines the impact of common law liability models on changing provider behavior, federal and state regulatory agencies and their quality and safety research, and process and technology- driven reforms. While not a prerequisite, it is assumed that most students will have taken the health law survey course, Introduction to Health Care Law and Policy.

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Health Care Reimbursement (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 771 - Elective - This course examines the Medicare and Medicaid systems and the regulation of health care providers participating in those programs. The course describes how health care providers set charges and relate to public and private health insurers. The course will provide an overview of the Medicare, Medicaid, and State Children’s Health Insurance Program as well as the administrative law framework for governmental decisions. Additionally, each major provider type will be examined (e.g., hospitals, long term care facilities, home health care providers, hospices, and physicians) including the regulations specific to each. In all cases, both the reimbursement structure and legal requirements for participation in the program will be discussed. The course will also focus on recent developments and trends in the law and policies that affect public payers. Students will apply these statutes (and related regulations) and other regulatory materials to hypothetical healthcare business arrangements and will address the health care sector’s complex regulatory environment.

Health Information Technology and Privacy (2 cr.) DN___ - Elective - explores the legal issues that arise between and among patients, health care providers and regulators with regard to the use of various information technologies (including telemedicine, electronic medical records decision support systems, personal health records and wellness or diagnostic applications running on smartphones). Implementation of these technologies frequently is in response to health law or policy initiatives. In such cases the existence or interpretation of legal structures can provide incentives or disincentives to implementation or efficient use of technologies. Equally health information technologies that are not the products of formal initiatives can challenge or disrupt existing legal relationships or standards. Two of the areas most implicated are privacy and security. As a result approximately one-third of the course will deal specifically with this topic, examining state common law and statutory provisions in addition to the federal HIPAA rules and Breach Notification regulation. P: While not a prerequisite it is assumed that most students will have taken the health law survey course (Introduction to Health Care Law & Policy) and one or more advanced health law courses.

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Higher Education Law (2 cr.) D/N 678 - Elective - Designed to build on a law students substantive knowledge about legal issues facing institutions of higher education, this course focusses on university governance, the student/institution relationship, and the legal dynamics among and between institutions of higher education and their respective host communities. This course requires substantial reading and analysis of both the course text and court decisions. Through classroom discussions, collaborative exercises, and occasional assignments (on-line and in the classroom), a student in this class will gain a better understanding of how the law shapes our nations institutions of higher education.

Hospital Legal Department Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - Externs work in legal and/or ethical departments of a hospital or with the Marion County Health Corporation on issues concerning health care, public health, guardianships, and the development of hospital policies required by federal and state laws, including ethical considerations in the treatment of patients. (Application(s): Summer/Fall 2014)

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Housing Discrimination and Segregation (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 743 - Elective - covers legal and other aspects of discrimination and segregation in all sectors of the housing industry (sales, rentals, financing, zoning, land use, and insurance). The course includes the study of public and private housing, with reference to federal and state constitutional and statutory law.

Immigration Clinic (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 808 - Clinic Course - Students represent both detained and non-detained clients in immigration matters before federal administrative agencies under the supervision of the professor/counsel. Typical cases involve claims of asylum, family-based immigration petitions (including domestic violence) and crime victim visas. Students may enroll in the clinic for two consecutive semesters. P: Course is open to upper level J.D. students and LL.M. students. Completion of or enrollment in Immigration Law (unless waived by the instructor) and Professional Responsibility is required. Students must receive instructor approval prior to registration. (Application: DOC | PDF)

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Immigration Law and Procedure (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 709 - Elective - covers citizenship, acquisition, and maintenance of major immigrant and nonimmigrant classifications, along with admission into and exclusion or deportation from the United States. Topics addressed include the structure and procedures of the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Board of Immigration Appeals.

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Income Taxation of Individuals, Fiduciaries and Business Associations (4 cr.) D/N 648 - Elective - addresses basic problems of income taxation of individuals, trusts, estates, partnerships, and corporations. Topics covered include gross income, deductions, tax computations, rates, credits, accounting methods, accounting periods, as well as practice before the United States Department of the Treasury, federal courts, and tax court. The course emphasizes statutory and policy interpretation, using problems extensively.

Indiana Board of Tax Review Externship (1 to 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - This externship introduces students to work in the Indiana Board of Tax Review under the guidance of a supervisor and work with professional staff, specifically with Senior Administrative Law Judges. Depending on the needs of the IBTR during a particular semester, this externship involves learning the practices and techniques utilized in handling property tax appeals throughout the State of Indiana. The minimum qualification for participation in the program is successful completion of at least 12 semester hours of law school credit. Externs will be involved with corresponding with legal representatives, research, administrative hearings, and writing briefs and opinions.

Indiana Department of Revenue Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - Externs work on a variety of Indiana Department of Revenue issues.

Indianapolis and Marion County Office of Corporation Counsel Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - The Office of Corporation Counsel serves as the law firm for Indianapolis and Marion County. Its functions include prosecuting violations of the civil code; counseling city/county parties; investigating and seeking to resolve claims of discrimination; and defending city/county parties in court cases. This externship will provide experience and insight to students derived from working with corporation counsel in the various functions of the agency. (Application(s): Summer/Fall 2014)

Ingersoll Rand Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - Students provide assistance to the legal department at Ingersoll Rand (“IR”), a global company which provides products, systems and solutions that increase the efficiency and productivity of industrial, commercial operations, homes, and improve the security, safety, health and comfort of people around the world. The IR legal department is responsible for providing legal support in all areas, including sales, purchasing, procurement, distribution, contract management and negotiation, intellectual property, corporate governance, disputes, litigation, compliance matters and works closely with IR business units and leadership to advise and implement best-in-class solutions. This placement will provide law students with opportunities to develop key analytical and research skills, draft and review contracts and learn about the various legal challenges facing in-house corporate counsel. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with legal and business people in the day to day administration of IR. Students spend sixty hours for each credit hour earned which is approximately eight hours per week working under the supervision of the attorneys. Students meet with the law school faculty supervisor(s) during the semester, and submit weekly reflection papers and a concluding report evaluating the placement experience.

In-House Corporate Counsel Externship (Eli Lilly and Company) (1 to 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - This externship placement provides students with the experience and insight derived from working in the in-house legal department of a business corporation. These include drafting and reviewing contracts, engaging in legal research and preparing memoranda regarding business law issues confronting the corporation, and otherwise assisting in legal work typical of that performed by corporate counsel. P: Basic Contract Drafting (DN538) or prior drafting work-related experience, and Closely Held Business Organizations (DN645) or Publicly Traded Corporations (DN646). (Application(s): Fall 2014)

In-House Corporate Counsel Externship (Finish Line) (1 to 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - This externship placement provides students with the experience and insight derived from working in the in-house legal department of a business corporation. These include drafting and reviewing commercial leases, engaging in legal research and preparing memoranda regarding federal, state and local regulatory issues confronting the corporation, reviewing marketing approaches for law compliance, and otherwise assisting in legal work typical of that performed by corporate counsel. P: Closely Held Business Organizations (DN645) or Publicly Traded Corporations (DN646). (Application(s): Fall 2014)

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Intellectual Property Law (3 or 4 cr.) D/N 862 - Elective - surveys the legal principles and management of intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents.

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Intellectual Property of Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 698 - Elective - This seminar/course will offer a detailed and high-level analysis of intellectual property law as it applies to medical devices and medical therapeutics, including pharmaceuticals, genetics, proteomics, etc. Topics to be covered are patent law, copyright law and trademark law, as well as some discussion of their potential anticompetitive effects in the biomedical industry. Coursework or related experience in intellectual property, patent law or copyright law is required to enroll. No background in pharmaceuticals or medical technology will be necessary, but some knowledge of any of the life sciences or of chemistry will be helpful. Students will be expected to write and present a research paper of adequate length to satisfy the advanced writing requirement when the course is taught as a seminar. This course may be taught either as a seminar or as a regular course.

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Intellectual Property Transactions & Licensing (2 cr.) D/N 627 - Elective - facilitates an appreciation of how intellectual property issues arise in the context of various transactions and explores the possible responses to those issues. Where applicable, this class will consider international aspects of IP issues.

Internal Revenue Service Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - Externs work on a variety of Internal Revenue Service issues relating to federal and state taxation, including research on estate and gift tax law and review of trusts and wills to determine tax consequences. Externs also assist IRS staff attorneys in the valuation of assets included in tax returns.

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International and Comparative Family Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 604 - Elective - analyzes traditional family law topics from both an international law perspective and a comparative law perspective spanning several legal systems, including common law, civil law, and religious law. Family law topics covered may include marriage, divorce, child support, child abduction, and adoption. The course may be taught as a seminar.

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International Business Transactions (3 cr.) D/N 783 - Elective - analyzes the most common issues related to international sales and other business transactions, in particular the choice of law, drafting of the main contract, methods of financing problems related to shipping, passing of property and risk, insurance, as well as related issues, such as licensing and technology transfer.

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International Commercial Arbitration (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 784 - Elective - provides a thorough introduction to this modern method of choice for disputes arising from international commercial transactions, including the specifics of the arbitration agreement, selection of arbitrators, presentation of cases, and the effect, limits, and enforcement of arbitration awards.

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International Criminal Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 713 - Elective - covers the application of domestic and international law to questions of jurisdiction over international criminal activities, granting of amnesty to persons responsible for international crimes, international cooperation in criminal matters, substantive international law as contained in multilateral treaties concerning war crimes and terrorism, and the permanent International Criminal Court.

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International Environmental Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 754 - Elective - examines how international law and legal institutions are responding to transboundary and global environmental challenges. Students review prominent issues such as climate change, water scarcity, deforestation, biodiversity loss, ozone depletion, mineral extraction, and marine resource threats, in the context of international development and transboundary trade. Students then analyze selected issues in depth, looking at the science and law of specific environmental challenges as well as the political, economic, and cultural context within which solutions must be formulated.

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International Human Rights Law (3 cr.) D/N 813 - Elective - considers selected problems in international human rights law, including problems related to U.S. law and practice. The course focuses on the growing role of human rights in international relations, emphasizing the United Nations system for the promotion and protection of human rights as well as the regional systems in Africa, the Americas, and Europe.

International Human Rights Law Internship (4 cr.) D802 - Externship - Interns spend 10 to 12 weeks, usually during the summer, working at International Human Rights law organizations at a variety of locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, or North, South, and Central America. Students work approximately 40 hours per week on a wide range of assignments, depending on the nature of the host organization. Possible host organizations include intergovernmental organizations such as the United Nations (Geneva, Switzerland; Arusha, Tanzania; or New York); governmental organizations (such as the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission in Sydney or the Equal Opportunities Commission in Hong Kong); and private human rights organizations (such as local advocacy groups in Asia, Central America, Europe, Australia, India, or Africa). Opportunities are also available for students to work for organizations other than those listed, depending on the background and interests of the students. internships are arranged based upon a match between the students' interests and desires, and the needs of organizations. Projects of recent interns have included reviewing claims made to the United Nations that human rights have been violated in numerous countries around the globe; drafting official U.N. appeals to offending countries to cease violations; drafting manuals advising human rights workers in India of their internationally recognized rights upon arrest; assessing human rights claims of Aborigines in Australia; studying the application of international human rights principles to the operation of health facilities during the apartheid period in South Africa; and assessing the application of international human rights law in post-British Hong Kong. Students complete written exercises during their internships, participate in briefing sessions before departing for their internship, and file an internship report upon completion of the internship. Preference is given to students with demonstrated interest in public interest law and/or international law. The International Human Rights Law course is not required prior to an internship. However, students who extern before taking the course are required to take it following their internships.

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International Intellectual Property Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 634 - Elective - examines the international context of the development of copyright, patent, and trademark law, with an emphasis on multinational treaties, developments in the European Union and other jurisdictions, and enforcement of international claims. Prerequisite: completion of any other law school course on intellectual property law or permission of the instructor.

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International Law (3 cr.) D/N 818 - Elective - introduces basic concepts and principles such as sources of public international law, the law of treaties and international agreements, states and recognition, state liability and human rights, and jurisdiction and immunities from jurisdiction. The course also covers act of state doctrine, law of the sea, and resolution of transnational disputes through national and international courts, arbitration tribunals, the United Nations, and diplomatic exchanges. Course topics include terrorism and hostage-taking, U.S. executive-legislative conflict in the conduct of foreign relations, suits by and against foreign states, worldwide improvement of civil and political rights, extraction of seabed resources, and prohibition of the use of force in international relations.

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International Tax (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 674 - Elective - This course introduces the fundamental U.S. income tax issues arising when (1) U.S. persons or entities earn income outside of the U.S. or (2) foreign persons or entities earn income inside the U.S. Depending upon the number of credit hours, specific topics may include the rules for classifying income as U.S. or foreign-source income, transfer pricing, income deferral and controlled corporations, double taxation and the foreign tax credit, foreign currency transactions, and the role of tax treaties. Although the course will not study non-U.S. tax systems in detail, it will highlight significant differences between the U.S. approach to cross-border transactions and those adopted by other taxing authorities. P: Income Taxation (DN 648) or permission of instructor.

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International Trade Law (2 cr.) D/N 857 - Elective - addresses theory and practice of international business law issues likely to be encountered by attorneys representing clients engaged in international operations. Topics include foreign investment by U.S. companies, foreign investment in the U.S., international joint ventures, licenses, exporting of goods, international marketing, U.S. trade controls, customs, antidumping, and international antitrust.

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Internet Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 732 - Elective - examines a wide variety of legal and policy issues raised by the internet, involving many areas of law. The questions addressed may include issues of copyright, trademark, defamation, the Communications Decency Act, cybercrime, contracts, privacy and personal jurisdiction.

Interviewing and Counseling (2 cr.) D/N 606 - Skills - covers interviewing and counseling in the context of legal representation. The course addresses theories and techniques used in interviewing and counseling, utilizing simulation exercises.

Intramural Moot Court Competition (1 cr.) D/N 746 - Skills (Other) - Students research and prepare a brief and oral arguments in preparation for participation in the intramural moot court competition. Full-time students who wish to become members of a national moot court team, and subsequently serve as a national team coach or as a Moot Court Board member, should take Intramural Moot Court Competition during their second year. Full-time students who take Intramural Moot Court Competition in their third year may be considered for national teams during their final semester. Part-time students who wish to become members of a national moot court team, and subsequently serve as a national team coach or as a Moot Court Board member, should take Intramural Moot Court Competition no later than their third year. Part-time students who take Intramural Moot Court Competition in their fourth year may be considered for national teams during their final semester. (More info about Moot Court can be found at: http://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/practice/moot-court/)

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Introduction to Health Care Law and Policy (3 cr.) D/N 785 - Elective - This introductory health law course is designed to introduce students to the legal issues that arise between and among patients and health care providers and surveys current federal and state regulatory schemes of health care law and policy, quality, access and cost containment. Topics surveyed will include accreditation and licensure, individual and institutional liability, the legal and ethical properties of the hospital/medical staff relationships, the regulation of health insurers, funding mechanisms such as Medicare/Medicaid, federal self-referral and "anti-kickback" prohibitions, and other topics.

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Islamic Law (2 cr.) D/N 700 - Elective - The course will provide an introduction to the basic tenets of Islamic law in various legal contexts, including constitutional law, civil law (contracts law, torts, and employment law), banking regulations, commercial transactions, insurance law, international law, family law, succession and wills, as well as criminal law. In so doing, it will highlight the fundamental principles of these branches of Islamic law and highlight the basic differences between the Western perspective and the Islamic approach.

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Issues in Death and Dying (2 cr.) D/N 694 - Elective - examines the ethical, legal and medical issues concerning the refusal, removal and/or withdrawal of life-sustaining medical procedures, and assisted suicide. The course will consider whether there is a morally relevant distinction that should be reflected in our legal norms between passive measures, such as the refusal or removal of life support, and more active measures that bring about death. The course will survey legal issues such as treatment of the unconscious or non-competent patient, including infants, a discussion of living wills and durable powers of attorney, and recent constitutional developments relevant to the patient's right to refuse medical treatment.

IU Research and Technology Corporation Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - This externship with the not-for-profit Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation (IURTC) is for students interested in patent law. Students will assist in evaluating new invention disclosures with IURTC case managers, conduct patentability and infringement searches, assist in portfolio evaluations of licensed and unlicensed technology, work with both internal and external patent counsel to draft new patent applications and respond to patent office actions for US and foreign applications, assist with submission of patent filing documents such as inventor assignments and declarations. IURTC has offices located in the IU Innovation Center in Indianapolis and the Cyberinfrastructure Building in Bloomington. (Application(s): Summer/Fall 2014)

IUPUI Athletics Department/Compliance Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - Students provide assistance to the IUPUI Athletics Department/Compliance Office by helping to interpret and enforce NCAA rules and regulations. Students spend sixty hours for each credit hour earned, which is approximately eight hours per week, working under the supervision of the Associate Athletics Director and the Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance. Students meet with the law school faculty supervisor during the semester, keep a journal of their experiences, and submit a reflection paper at the end of the semester. (Application(s): Summer/Fall 2014)

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Japanese Law (2 cr.) D/N 773 - Elective - This course will survey various aspects of Japanese law, including not only a review of how Japan addresses different areas of law, but also a review of the Japanese judicial and legislative systems, Japan as a civil-code country, Japanese legal education and its evolution, and how law in Japan shapes and is shaped by the Japanese culture and economy. No background in Japanese law or culture will be necessary, and certainly no knowledge of the Japanese language will be required.

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Jurisprudence (2 cr.) D/N 849 - Elective - introduces American or world legal theories and movements. The focus is on philosophical aspects of legal arguments and development of basic insights into law and legal processes. This course may, at the option of the instructor, be offered as a seminar.

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Juvenile Justice (2 cr.) D/N 842 - Elective - explores juvenile delinquency and status offenses from their investigation to resolution, including the constitutional rights of juveniles under police scrutiny, the decision to prosecute and alternatives to prosecution, the right to and role of counsel, waiver to adult court, adjudicatory and disposition hearings, and the array of rehabilitative and punitive sanctions. The course also considers the historical and philosophical evolution of the juvenile justice system and courts.

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Juvenile Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 612 - Elective - is a study of the rights of children in relation to their parents, other adults, and the state. It reviews topics such as the definition of "child" in light of alternative methods of reproduction, and constitutional rights, including free speech, free exercise, and abortion rights. It explores the educational, financial, medical, and maintenance needs of children, including adoption and foster care. Finally, it also surveys the abuse and neglect of children and the termination of parental rights or the emancipation of children. Family Law (DN610) is not a prerequisite for Juvenile Law.

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Labor Arbitration/Collective Bargaining (3 cr.) D/N 703 - Elective - includes court enforcement of collective bargaining agreements under Section 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act; and private enforcement through arbitration, including coverage of arbitration substance and procedure. Labor Law (DN651) would be helpful to a student taking this course.

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Labor Law (4 cr.) D/N 651 - Elective - covers the National Labor Relations Act as administered by the National Labor Relations Board, including employer and union unfair labor practice provisions and board practice under the act in conducting elections to determine a union's representative status.

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Land Use (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 740 - Elective - covers theoretical and practical problems of private and public controls on use, development, and distribution of land, nuisance, planning and subdivision controls, zoning, building codes, and environmental and aesthetic regulations.

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Law & Social Change: The Civil Rights Movement (3 or 4 cr.) D/N 867 - Elective - examines the Civil Rights Movement, focusing on the roles of lawyers and 'the law', and their relationships to direct action and other forms of advocacy, in advancing and impeding social change. Topics include: marches on Washington; the Journey to Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides; school desegregation (Little Rock, New Orleans, Ole Miss); the murders of Emmett Till and many others; the Montgomery Bus Boycott; student sit-ins; Freedom Summer; Black Nationalism and the Black Power Movement; and the Selma-to-Montgomery March. The course is permeated with consideration of the conflicts between violence and nonviolence and among law, politics, and morality. Each student will write a weekly reflection and a book review.

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Law and Economics (3 cr.) D/N 624 - Elective - introduces basic economic theory and philosophy relevant to legal problems in property, torts, contract damages, civil and criminal procedure, taxation, and civil rights, among others. No prior background in economics is required.

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Law and Forensic Science (2 cr.) D/N 774 - Elective - integrates theory and practice as to scientific evidence in civil and criminal cases. Emphasis will be on physical, biological, and behavioral evidence and the skills necessary to present effective expert fact and opinion evidence. This is a summer course that meets for 30 hours over a two week period. It is a required junior/senior integrator course for IUPUI undergraduates seeking the Forensic and Investigative Science degree. Law students and undergraduates will be graded separately by group. Lawyers and members of the forensic science profession may also attend this course.

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Law and Literature (2 cr.) D/N 834 - Elective - explores the relationships of law and literature. Specific topics vary according to faculty and student interests. This course may, at the option of the instructor, be offered as a seminar.

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Law and Poverty (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 875 - Elective - addresses law and policy pertaining to federal and state social welfare systems designed to meet basic needs of the poor, such as cash assistance, disability insurance, housing, and health care. The course emphasizes legal aspects of social problems of the poor, such as discrimination on the basis of race, sex, and handicap.

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Law and Public Health (2 cr.) D/N 761 - Elective - covers the law governing the practice of public health by state, local, and federal agencies, as well as health care professionals and institutions. Topics addressed include legal mandates on public health agencies, physicians, and other health practitioners regarding testing, reporting, and contact tracing with respect to specific diseases, as well as laws for the imposition of quarantine, civil commitment, and mandatory treatment. Also covered are public health aspects of the regulation of health care institutions, legal issues associated with risk assessment and cost benefit analysis, along with the environment.

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Law and Society of China (1 or 2 cr.) D/N 719 - Elective - This course provides an introductory overview of China and its legal system. The course examines contextual "law and society" topics that may include the Chinese legal profession, economy, business environment, political system, culture, history and rule of law tradition. Substantive legal topics that may be covered include China's constitutional, foreign investment, administrative, property, contract and arbitration laws. Students who have received a degree from a Chinese law school since 2006 are not eligible to take the course for credit. In Fall 2013, this course will focus on three factors that influence Chinese law--tradition, legal and governmental structures, and reform. This is a one-credit hour course and will be taught primarily by Zhu Jingwen, Professor at Renmin Univ. of China Law School, along with Prof. Wilson. The course will begin on Oct. 14 and end on Nov. 25. Students will write a 7-10 page paper. With permission of the instructor, a limited number of students may write a longer paper that can satisfy the graduation writing requirement. Students who received a law degree from a Chinese school since 2006 may not take the course for credit but may sit in on class meetings. The course is open to both J.D. and LL.M. students. There are no prerequisites for this course. For more information, contact Prof. Wilson, ltwilson@iu.edu. Registration will remain open through September or until the enrolment cap is met.

Law Firm Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - This externship provides students with a mentored learning environment focused on the experience and insight derived from working at a private law firm. Duties will vary based on the specific placement, but every student will engage in substantive legal work typical of that performed by a beginning associate, learn essential practical lawyering skills, and will receive regular feedback from an attorney supervisor.

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Law of Medical Malpractice (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 824 - Elective - covers law relating to the practice of medicine and allied fields in contexts of organizing and regulating professions, theories of liability and defenses pertinent to claims of patients for injurious professional conduct, along with practice and procedure in professional malpractice claims.

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Law of Nonprofit Organizations (2 cr.) D/N 843 - Elective - This course explores the legal issues related to nonprofit organizations with an emphasis upon charitable organizations. The first unit of the course considers issues of state law, including state nonprofit statutes, duties of officers and directors, and laws regulating charitable solititation. The second unit considers issues of federal law, examining how nonprofit organizations qualify for tax exemption under the Internal Revenue Code. This part examines what it means for an organization to be engaged in "charitable activities," and the political and unrelated business activities of tax-exempt organizations. The course also addresses current isues impacting nonprofits, such as nonprofits in cyberspace and recent charitable reforms. The course may be taught either as a regular course or as a seminar.

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Law Practice Management (2 cr.) D/N 658 - Elective - This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the the information and resources necessary to establish a law practice. It is targeted toward students who are considering opening their own practice, either as solo practioners or with others. Issues addressed include office space and equipment, technologies used in law office management, client acquisition,insurance, fee structures and billing, budgeting, integrated practice management tools, and ethics and professionalism.

Law Review Associate Editor (1 cr.) D/N 878 - Law Review - This course is restricted to students who have satisfactorily completed one year of law review service but who are not members of the board of editors. Non-graded (S/F) credit is awarded upon completion of the required hours of assigned editorial and staff duties.

Law Review Board (1 cr.) D/N 879 - Law Review - is restricted to students who are members of a law review board of editors. Graded credit is based on an evaluation of the performance of duties defining each editorial position.

Law Review Candidacy I (2 cr.) D/N 800 - Law Review - is restricted to candidates in the first semester of participation on a law review. Graded credit is awarded upon satisfactory completion of a student note and all assigned editorial and staff duties.

Law Review Candidacy II (1 cr.) D/N 809 - Law Review - is restricted to candidates in the second semester of participation on a law review. Non-graded (S/F) credit is awarded upon completion of the required hours of assigned editorial and staff duties.

Lawyering Practice (2 cr.) D/N 701 - Skills - is a simulation-based course exploring pretrial planning and preparation skills and values in the context of the attorney-client relationship. Legal relationships, interviewing, counseling, investigation, negotiation, mediation, discovery, and pleadings are considered. Students who enroll at any time in this course may not enroll in Litigation Drafting.

Legal Analysis and Drafting Skills - Essay (1 cr.) D 700 - Elective - This course covers the fundamentals of analysis and writing skills for answering essay questions on the bar examination. Students will develop skills necessary to organize and present essay exam answers on the bar exam; and mock lectures focused on Indiana state essay topics. P: Only students graduating in May 2014, August 2014 or December 2014 are eligible to enroll in this course. Students who possess a cumulative GPA under 3.0 are strongly encouraged to enroll in this course. This course is not intended to replace commercial bar review courses for the bar examination. The essay section will be offered on Saturdays from 9:00 am-12:30 pm on the following dates: March 1, March 8, March 29 and April 5.

Legal Analysis and Drafting Skills - MPT (1 cr.) D 700 - Elective - This course covers the fundamentals of analysis and writing skills for drafting legal documents for the Multistate Performance Test (MPT). Students will develop skills necessary to organize and present answers for performance test exam writing. P: Only students graduating in May 2014, August 2014 or December 2014 are eligible to enroll in this course. Students who possess a cumulative GPA under 3.0 are strongly encouraged to enroll in this course. This course is not intended to replace commercial bar review courses for the bar examination. The MPT section will be offered on Saturdays from 9:00 am-12:30 pm on the following dates: January 18, January 25, February 1 and February 8.

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Legal Analysis, Research and Communication I and II (2 cr. each) D/N 520-D/N 521 - Required (Basic) - introduce students to sources of law, the nature of precedent, legal research, common law and statutory analysis, objective and persuasive legal writing, appellate advocacy, and the drafting of legal documents.

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Legal Aspects of Government Finance (2 cr.) D/N 758 - Elective - addresses the general question: With what law must state and local governments comply in order to finance public improvements, provide public benefits, and engage in other government finance activities? Using current topics, students will explore legal aspects of how state and local governments raise and spend public dollars. The course will focus primarily on substantive law, but will give some attention to the procedures that state and local governments must follow to engage in finance activities.

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Legal Research (1 cr.) D/N 528 - Required (Other) - This course is designed to provide law students with the basic legal research skills essential for successful law practice. Topics include sources of law and types of authority, secondary sources, case law, statutes, administrative regulations, legislative history, authority verification, computer-assisted legal research, and developing and implementing a successful legal research plan. Since learning legal research requires a hands-on approach, students are required to complete various weekly assignments involving research problems as well as a final examination. The faculty recommends that students undertake their advanced research and writing project in conjunction with this course. FULL TIME STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THIS COURSE IN THE FALL SEMESTER OF THEIR SECOND YEAR. PART TIME STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THIS COURSE IN THE SPRING SEMESTER OF THEIR SECOND YEAR. THIS REQUIREMENT, HOWEVER, APPLIES ONLY TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT COMPLETED LARC III BEFORE THE FALL SEMESTER, 2010. As this course will normally be taught online, the law school's distance education policy applies to it.

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Legislation (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 602 - Elective - addresses legislative process, with emphasis on lawyers' perspectives and functions, along with issues of representative theory, legislative organization and procedure, interaction of the legislature with other branches of government, and legislative research and drafting.

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Life Sciences Compliance Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 693 - Elective - The course examines law and regulation pertaining to the initiation of research projects involving human and animal subjects by both universities and manufacturers. It examines the pertinent government regulations, guidance documents and enforcement initiatives forming the framework for the conduct of clinical trials and focuses upon the practical aspects of clinical trial contracting, application of regulatory guidelines, quality system compliance and corresponding documentation requirements. The course will provide experience in drafting and negotiating clinical trial contract provisions, addressing publication rights, intellectual property ownership, indemnification and confidentiality.

Litigation Drafting (2 cr.) D/N 539 - Skills - This course focuses on drafting complaints, answers, motions, interrogatories, and other documents required to prepare a case for trial. Trial and post-trial motions may be included. Students will conduct legal research and fact investigation in simulated cases or scenarios. Strategic decisions in case development and the ethics of advocacy will be considered. Students who enroll at any time in this course may not enroll in Lawyering Practice, and this course is not available to students who have completed LARC III.

Marion County Public Health Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - Student externs will assist health department attorneys in enforcement of the Marion County Public Health Code in environmental court and drafting of health department regulations and contracts. (Application(s): Summer/Fall 2014)

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Mediation (2 cr.) D/N 876 - Elective - examines theories and procedures for resolution of disputes through mediation, including mediation concepts and trends, "win-win" options, lateral thinking, etc. This course does not satisfy the skills requirement for graduation. While students may enroll in this course or in Mediation Practice (DN___) or in Public Policy Mediation (DN714), they may not receive credit for more than one of these courses.

Mediation Practice (2 cr.) D/N ___ - Skills - This course examines theories and procedures for resolution of disputes through mediation. It includes mock mediation sessions and other exercises in which each student's skills performance will be evaluated. Successful completion of this course will satisfy the skills requirement for graduation. While students may enroll in this course or in Mediation (DN876) or in Public Policy Mediation in State Government (DN 714), they may not receive credit for more than one of these courses.

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Mergers and Acquisitions (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 780 - Elective - studies the motives for acquisitions, acquisition structures and techniques, friendly and hostile acquisitions, takeover defenses, regulation of acquisitions under federal securities law, state anti-takeover statutes, and corporate acquisitions agreements. P: Closely Held Business Organizations (DN645) or Publicly Traded Corporations (DN646).

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Military Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 830 - Elective - examines the law applicable to members of the armed forces, including the Uniform Code of Military justice. Additional topics may include such matters as free speech rights of military personnel, military policies regarding sexual orientation of service members, religious expression in the military, service member reemployment rights, and the service member Civil Relief Act.

Moot Court Board (1 cr.) D/N 748 - Skills (Other) - Students who have excelled in the Intramural Moot Court Competition are eligible for the Moot Court Board. Members taking this course for credit usually include the chief justice and the justices in charge of the Intramural Moot Court Competition. These justices are selected by the outgoing Moot Court Board from the members of the Order of Barristers. With the faculty advisor’s permission, other members of the Moot Court Society may earn 1 credit hour by working a minimum of 60 hours in moot court activities. (More info about Moot Court can be found at: http://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/practice/moot-court/)

Moot Court in International Commercial Arbitration (2 cr.) D/N 753 - Skills (Other) - Participants work on the case provided for the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. The most qualified participants register as the Robert H. McKinney School of Law team and travel to Vienna, Austria to represent the school in the orals.

National Labor Relations Board Externship (1 to 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - This externship will require 120 hours per semester at Region 25 of the NLRB performing extensive duties relating to conducting National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) elections and enforcing the National Labor Relations Act through unfair labor practice procedures. Students who have taken Labor Law and achieved a grade point average of 2.7 or higher will be given priority in the selection process for this externship.(Application(s): Summer/Fall 2014)

National Moot Court Competitions (1 cr.) D/N 750 - Skills (Other) - These competitions are open to members of the Order of Barristers or to other students at the discretion of the Moot Court Advisor. National competition teams include students who coach the teams and students who prepare briefs and present oral arguments in regional and national rounds of the competitions against teams from other law schools. (More info about Moot Court can be found at: http://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/practice/mootcourt/)

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National Security Law (3 cr.) D/N 889 - Elective - examines legal aspects of intelligence gathering, anti-terrorism laws, separation of powers, issues associated with intelligence and anti-terrorist measures, Fourth Amendment and other constitutional rights, issues raised by these measures, detention and interrogation of terrorist suspects, and the domestic role of the armed services.

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Natural Resources Law (3 cr.) D/N 717 - Elective - covers the law and policy of natural resources regulation, focusing on the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, and laws concerning water and timber use and protection; energy-related resource issues other than oil and gas; and land-use planning issues.

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - This externship is in the area of patent drafting, patent prosecution, intellectual property law, and federal technology transfer. This opportunity is directed towards students with an educational background in the engineering and science disciplines. Crane is under the Naval Sea Systems Command and provides acquisition support, life cycle support, and system engineering, in-service engineering and technical support for special warfare missions, high density electrochemical storage systems, and electronic warfare/information operations. Externs may on occasion participate remotely, but are encouraged to work on site at Crane, particularly at the beginning of the semester and when inspection of an invention and/or interaction with inventors is desirable. (Application(s): Summer/Fall 2014)

NCAA Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - Students provide assistance to either the membership or enforcement divisions of the NCAA, a national governing body for intercollegiate athletics. In the membership division, students will be involved in the interpretations of NCAA legislation and legislative research. In the enforcement division, they will work with attorneys in the investigation and prosecution of rule enforcement. Students spend sixty hours for each credit hour earned, which is approximately eight hours per week working under the supervision of attorneys. Students meet with the law school faculty supervisor during the semester and submit a paper summarizing their experience at the end of the semester. (Application(s): Summer/Fall 2014)

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Negotiations (2 cr.) D/N 863 - Elective - This course explores the negotiation process in the context of legal problem-solving. The course may include negotiation exercises in which students participate.

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Neuroscience and the Law (2 cr.) D/N 686 - Elective - focuses on aspects of neuroscience relevant to legal decision-making. Subjects addressed will include an overview of brain structure, relevance of brain to behavior, an exploration of medical and scientific tools used to better understand the brain, and applications of this knowledge to areas such as the adolescent brain, addictions, and psychopathy. Advances in neuroscience may well challenge traditional understandings of concepts such as culpability, propensity, andresponsibility.

Office of Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (1 to 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - This placement in the Carmel District Office of Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks provides students with the opportunity to learn about the duties of a Member of Congress and her staff, the legislative concerns of various constituencies and the casework process. Externs will be able to participate in meetings with the Congresswoman and attend meetings with staff members throughout the Fifth District. Daily responsibilities may include assisting staff with constituent questions regarding federal agencies, researching federal questions, and completing necessary follow up to constituent questions and issues.

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Partnership Tax (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 730 - Elective - covers federal income taxation of partnerships and limited liability companies. Topics include classification of entities as partnerships for tax purposes, formation and operation of partnerships and LLCs, transfers of members' interests, distributions to members, and death or retirement of a member. P: Income Taxation (DN648), or permission of instructor.

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Patent Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 873 - Elective - covers the fundamentals of patent law, including what a patent is, what subject matter is eligible for patenting, what the requirements for patenting are, and the many policy issues that arise in this area as a result. The course also includes discussion of recent statutory changes, recent case law, and commentary on the patent system. This course requires no previous acquaintance with the patent system or any other area of intellectual property, and no background in technology or science is either required or assumed.

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Patent Litigation (2 cr.) D/N 625 - Elective - explores the strategic, procedural, and substantive issues involved in modern patent litigation, including the nature and economics of the patent litigation process, pre-suit considerations (including pre-filing investigation, client meetings and communications, document retention, alternatives to litigation), venue and forum shopping, § 1404(a) transfer motions, pleadings, case management, pre-trial conferences, claim construction and Markman hearings, discovery, motion practice, preliminary and permanent injunctions, damages (reasonable royalties, lost profits, enhanced damages, continuing royalty), infringement (literal and doctrine of equivalents), and approaches to litigating validity and enforceability issues.

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Patent Prosecution (2 cr.) D/N 643 - Elective - focuses on representing a client with patent matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Deals with all phases of the patent process, including soliciting full invention disclosure from the client, prior art searching and patentability opinions, preparing patent application and claims, responding to Examiner Office Actions, patent issuance process, and a variety of post-issuance matters.

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Payment Systems (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 617 - Elective - This course (formerly called Commercial Paper) considers the creation and transfer of negotiable instruments, liability of parties thereon, bank-collection systems, electronic funds transfers, and payment by credit card; with an emphasis on Articles 3, 4, and 4A of the Uniform Commercial Code and applicable federal statutes and regulations.

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Popular Constitutional Change (3 or 4 cr.) D/N 649 - Elective - This course will examine how popular movements change the meaning of the Constitution. The course will examine how each generation of Americans has amended the Constitution through a combination of mass action and judicial adaptation. It will start with the Founding, and move through Jeffersonian Democracy, Jacksonian Democracy, Reconstruction, the Populist movement of William Jennings Bryan, the New Deal, the Civil Rights Movement, the Reagan Revolution, and the Obama Administration.

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Products Liability (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 894 - Elective - addresses civil actions for harm caused by defective products, modern bases for recovery of damages, along with theories of negligence, warranty, strict tort liability, and tortuous misrepresentation.

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Professional Responsibility (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 861 - Required (Other) - covers the history, traditions, and responsibilities of the legal profession as well as ethics of office practice and trial practice, admission, disbarment, and disciplinary proceedings. The number of credit hours will be announced when the course is scheduled.

Program on Law and State Government Externship Course (3 cr.) D802 - Externship - Allows students the opportunity to learn about the practice of law within the state government setting with a combination of traditional classroom learning and an externship placement at one of a wide variety of law offices and agencies within the executive and legislative branches of Indiana's state government. The class meetings explore topics such as ethical considerations for the public lawyer, rulemaking and the administrative process, federalism and state sovereignty, state supported speech, and state budgeting issues. (Two of the course credits will be graded S/F, based upon satisfaction of externship requirements, with the remaining credit carrying a course grade based upon performance in the classroom component of the course.) (Application: Fall 2014 | More info: PLSG web site)

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Property (4 cr.) D/N 509 - Required (Basic) - introduces students to possession and ownership, estates in land, co-tenancies, landlord-tenant relationships, non-possessory interests in land, land purchase and sale transactions, and land title issues.

Prosecution Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - Externs work in the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office gaining hands-on experience by working under the direction of supervising prosecutors. Students who are eligible for certification as legal interns may carry an actual case load and represent the State in court. Non-certified students may conduct legal research, draft motions, observe and critique trials, take witness statements, and participate in the fact investigation process. Through the externship placement and classroom discussions with other interns, students will gain a better understanding of the major legal, practical, and ethical issues associated with criminal law practice. (Application(s): Summer/Fall 2014)

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Psychiatry and the Law (2 cr.) D/N 874 - Elective - introduces the psychiatric discipline as it relates to the law and covers its use as a forensic art in court.

Public Defender Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - Externs work 120 hours during the semester under the supervision of public defenders in various local, state and federal courts of criminal jurisdiction interviewing clients and witnesses, investigating facts, and drafting legal documents. Students may also assist in trying criminal cases. There will be biweekly class meetings with faculty supervision. (Application(s): Summer/Fall 2014)

Public Policy Mediation within State Government (2 cr.) D/N 714 - Skills - offers students mediation training, instruction on substantive aspects of public policy mediation in the state government setting, and the opportunity to participate in the mediation process within Indiana's state government. S This course meets for eight hours daily for one week prior to each semester. While students may enroll in this course or in Mediation (DN 876) or in Mediation Practice (DN___), they may not receive credit for more than one of these courses.

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Publicly Traded Corporations (2 cr.) D/N 646 - Elective - covers the management and control of publicly held corporations, including proxy regulations, struggles for control, transactions in shares by insiders, shareholder litigation, and fundamental changes in corporate structure. Closely Held Business Organizations (DN645) is not a prerequisite for this course.

Purdue Research Foundation Externship (1 to 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - The Office of Technology Commercialization of the Purdue Research Foundation is responsible for providing legal support for patent applications and the licensing of patents on behalf of Purdue and its employees. This externship will provide law students with opportunities to develop key analytical and research skills related to the patent process, as well as to learn about the legal challenges posed by the patent system.

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Race and the Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 685 - Elective - examines the response of the law to racial issues presented in a variety of contemporary legal contexts, including civil procedure, property, torts, contracts, criminal law and procedure, employment law and education law. Also examines international human rights law instruments applicable in the United States. Materials for the course include a mix of cases and scholarly commentary.

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Real Estate Transfer, Finance, and Development (3 cr.) D/N 605 - Elective - introduces fundamentals of land transfer, finance, and development. Topics include the perfection and priority of mortgages and liens on real property, and the role of brokers, lawyers, and other participants in real estate transactions.

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Remedies (3 cr.) D/N 710 - Elective - addresses principles underlying equitable, restitutionary, and damage remedies for vindication of substantive claims in various fields of law.

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Representing the Government (2 cr.) D/N 781 - Elective - This course examines the role of government attorneys and compares the issues and challenges faced by them at all levels of state and federal government in both civil and criminal law. Particular focus will be given to state attorneys general, the common law and constitutional bases for their role as a government's attorney, and the obligations of government counsel in both their advisory and litigation capacities. State attorneys general have recently transformed their role into influencers of national policy through litigation on a wide range of issues. This course will examine and critique the traditional functions of government counsel, the challenges of representing modern governments, and the emerging role that attorneys general play in shaping national legal policy.

Roche Diagnostics, Inc. Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - This externship is with Roche Diagnostics U.S. research and development, laboratory, manufacturing, distribution, information technology and corporate headquarters operations in Indianapolis. The externs work will primarily involve evaluation and analysis of invention disclosures, preparation of information disclosure statements, analysis of search results, assistance with validity and infringement opinions, and/or analysis of competitor patents. The student will interact with in-house attorneys, research and development departments, inventors, and project managers with expertise in a variety of healthcare technical fields. (Application(s): Summer/Fall 2014)

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Secured Transactions (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 618 - Elective - covers creation, perfection, and enforcement of security interests in personal property under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.

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Securities Regulation (3 cr.) D/N 738 - Elective - addresses state and federal laws governing the offering and distribution of securities to the public by corporate issuers and others, regulation of securities markets, and the rights and liabilities of purchasers and sellers of securities under such statutes. The course emphasizes statutes administered by the Securities and Exchange Commission. P: Closely Held Business Organizations (DN645) or Publicly Traded Corporations (DN646).

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Seminar in American Legal History (2 cr.) D/N 850 - Seminar - At the option of the instructor, this class will provide a survey of American legal history, or as an alternative, will explore a selected American legal history period or subject. Topics might include, but are not limited to, criminal justice, family law, Indiana legal history, legal profession, and legal theory.

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Seminar in Business and Estate Planning (2 cr.) D/N 854 - Seminar - This seminar provides an analysis of individuals' methods for disposing of wealth, using the laws of trusts, estates, future interests, and taxes. Topics include marital deductions, life insurance, powers of appointment, arrangements for minor or other incapacitated children, charitable gifts and devises, qualified retirement plans, non-qualified retirement plans, passive activities, disposing of stock in closely held corporations, estate freezes, and generation-skipping tax transfers. Generally, each student will be required to prepare an estate plan based on statements of facts distributed by the instructor. P: Income Taxation (DN648); Trusts and Estates (DN722); Taxation of Transferors, Fiduciaries, and Beneficiaries (DN725); or permission of instructor.

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Seminar in Comparative National Security Law (2 cr.) D/N 895 - Seminar - This course examines anti-terrorism laws in their political, social and historical context. The course readings will be interdisciplinary in nature and will include background materials on the origins and causes of terrorism, global terrorism networks, and terrorism case studies. The course will investigate the relationship between socio-political factors and the content of anti-terrorism legislation in a number of countries. Students will be asked to weigh the effectiveness of current legislation in preventing and punishing terrorism, as well as how that legislation affects human and civil rights. The specific topics covered will include legal aspects of intelligence gathering, border security, detention and interrogation, and the use of military tribunals vs. ordinary courts. The course readings will be drawn from a variety of disciplines and political perspectives.

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Seminar in Cybercrime (2 cr.) D/N 789 - Seminar - This seminar explores the legal and policy issues judges, legislators, prosecutors and defense counsel confront as they respond to the recent explosion in computer-related crime. In particular, we will consider how conduct in cyberspace challenges traditional approaches to the investigation, prosecution and defense of criminal conduct in physical space. Topics include: the law of privacy, electronic surveillance and the Fourth Amendment in cyberspace, computer hacking, computer viruses, worms and Trojan horses, defining what cyber conduct should be criminalized and identifying appropriate sanctions, data hiding and encryption, online economic espionage and intellectual property protection, cyberterrorism, and civil liberties online.

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Seminar in Education Law (2 cr.) D/N 856 - Seminar - Selected legal topics related to current education policy are covered with an emphasis on constitutional (federal and state) issues.

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Seminar in Illicit International Markets (2 cr.) D/N 755 - Seminar - will examine the international trade in goods, products, and services (for example, trafficking in human beings, drugs, and money laundering) which have been deemed illicit by societies. We will discuss international coordination of response to such markets -- the choice of eradication, regulation, or suppression methodologies, i.e., legal responses to such markets. In particular, our focus will be the impact of laws, regulations, and other suppression attempts on the specific market and on those societies most affected (with attendant implications for human rights and criminal law), and on whether the regulatory goals have been achieved. The human rights and civil society impact of criminalization will also be examined. Other markets suitable for study include art and national patrimony, and human body parts.

Seminar in International Legal Transactions (2 cr.) D/N 820 - Seminar - Selected problems in international law and international legal transactions are addressed. The focus is on issues representing a convergence of public and private international law, with critical analysis of international law principles and practice. This is a problem-solving course, in which students are expected to participate actively. Problems in the course may cover a range of private and public international law topics, including international trade, treaty compliance, the United Nations system, environmental concerns, use of force, international investment, and mechanisms for dispute settlement.

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Seminar in Judicial Selection (2 cr.) D/N 744 - Seminar - This seminar explores the various methods for selecting judges throughout the United States, including lifetime appointments in the federal system, partisan and non-partisan elections in state courts, and the various iterations of merit selection. The course also addresses the interplay of selection and retention methods on judicial independence.

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Seminar in Law and Justice: Amnesty, Apology, Reconciliation and Reparation (2 cr.) D/N 788 - Seminar - Do governments have legal or moral responsibility to rectify the injustices of past administrations or leaders? Historic injustices and former human rights abuses burden political and legal systems with difficult claims for redress that typically fall outside of domestic legal norms. This course will examine international and domestic claims for retribution, restitution, redress and reparations and the role of law in their resolution.

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Seminar in Law and Medicine (2 cr.) D/N 841 - Seminar - This seminar covers selected issues in law and medicine.

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Seminar in Law and Religion (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 890 - Seminar - This seminar analyzes current issues at the intersection of law and religion, including topics such as civil disobedience, conscientious objection, Sunday Blue Laws, religion and education, tax exemption of church property, religion and family law, censorship, and religion and public morality.

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Seminar in Law and Technology (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 778 - Seminar - This seminar explores many aspects of the complex interrelationships between law and technology. In addition to examining the law specifically applicable to computers and other technological developments, the seminar may focus on themes and trends, such as the causal relationship between technological evolution and change in the law. This seminar can focus on a wide variety of possible themes and topics depending upon the interest and background of the instructor and students.

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Seminar in Property Rights (2 cr.) D/N 639 - Seminar - The fundamental concepts and institutions of property are explored in this seminar. The first half (or so) of the semester will be spent discussing readings relating to: definitions, philosophical justifications, and sources of property; various systems of property; theories of intellectual property; property rights and the natural environment; and property regime conflicts. The remaining weeks of the semester will feature student presentations of research into specific issues in the theory of property. Those presentations will lead to papers on which final grades will, in large measure, be based.

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Seminar in Public Utilities Regulation (2 cr.) D/N 858 - Seminar - Concepts of state and federal utility regulation are addressed in this seminar. It also considers current regulatory problems, such as restriction of entry, market requirements, mergers and market structures, and rate making practices and procedures.

Seminar in Selected Topics in Constitutional Law (2 cr.) D/N 840 - Seminar - Provides in-depth consideration of selected aspects of constitutional powers, structure, processes or individual liberties. (May be taught as a non-seminar course). In Fall 2014 the course will explore the First Amendment rights of lawyers in the face of regulations that constrain attorney speech and association both in and out of court proceedings. Various approaches to and theories of First Amendment protection for lawyers will be examined, including in contexts such as lawyer regulations regarding association with particular clients, pretrial publicity, confidentiality, advising clients, asserting client rights, criticism of the judiciary, campaign speech, courtroom speech, civility, and advertising.

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Sex Discrimination (3 cr.) D/N 826 - Elective - explores areas in which discrimination, or differentiation in treatment, is based solely or primarily on sex, and examines the effect of constitutional provisions and federal and state statutes on such discrimination.

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Sexual Harassment Law (3 cr.) D/N 811 - Elective - explores the legal response to harassment based upon sex, gender, sexual orientation and transgendered status in the workplace. Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Indiana Civil Rights Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act will be examined, as well as pertinent case law and scholarly articles that discuss the theory and public policy concerns regarding sexual harassment. The second half of the course will consider responsive strategies (informal action and formal complaint procedures) and specialty areas of interest, explore the relevance of the First Amendment protection of free speech, and discuss topics such as: intersectionality (the Anita Hill hearings), the plaintiff’s litigation considerations (including the psychological impact of sexual harassment), the defense's litigation considerations (including false claims), the admissibility of sexual history evidence, and alternative dispute resolution.

Shortridge Legal Studies (2 or 3 cr.) DN___ - Elective - Students in this course work in the Indianapolis Public Schools to prepare students for future success in college and law school, through coursework focused on various aspects of the law. One or two credits is graded pass or fail and one credit is graded A through F.

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Social Regulation of the Body and Its Processes (2 cr.) D/N 691 - Elective - examines problems related to the social allocation of the body and its products such as the extent to which individuals have an ethically and legally protectable interest in their bodies and body processes. Topics for consideration will include the legal status of human ova and sperm, frozen embryos, and the products of medical research developed from materials taken from the bodies of interested subjects. The course will also consider the ethics and the legal regulation of organ allocation.

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Sports Law: Individual, Amateur and Olympic Sports (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 727 - Elective - covers a range of doctrinal areas as they apply to non-league professional sports, international Olympic sports and intercollegiate sports. Interpretation and application of the rules and regulations of sports governing bodies are also examined.

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Sports Law: Professional League Sports (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 728 - Elective - examines a range of doctrinal areas as they apply to major issues confronting professional sports leagues, including association law, antitrust, labor law, contracts law, and constitutional law.

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State and Local Government Law (2 cr.) D/N 756 - Elective - is designed to build upon substantive knowledge about legal issues facing state and local governments. Topics emphasized include structural issues (creation and scope of local governments and the interrelations of federal, state, and local governments), powers and limitations of state and local governments, fundamental legal issues facing state and local governments (such as public finance and government liability), and the role of state and local governments in setting public policy (specifically, the class will address areas such as federalism and school finance). Through classroom participation, collaborative exercises, and occasional (short) writing assignments, a student in this class will gain a better understanding of the operation of state and local governments, how those governmental entities use their powers to respond to public obligations, and the legal dynamics between the public and private sectors.

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State and Local Taxation (2 cr.) D/N 805 - Elective - examines principles of state and local taxation and of budgeting procedures. Taxes studied are inheritance taxes, estate taxes, sales taxes, use taxes, income taxes, personal property taxes, real property taxes, and excise taxes. Basic procedural requirements concerning taxpayer document filings, the audit process, and court procedures are also studied.

State Appellate Court Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - Students serve as law clerk interns for one of the judges of the Indiana Court of Appeals. Students are required to spend approximately one day each week in their placement and attend three class meetings and two individual meetings with the professor. (Application(s): Fall 2014 | More about Judicial Externships)

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State Constitutional Law (2 cr.) D/N 757 - Elective - considers state constitutional law with a focus on Indiana's Constitution in the comparative context of the federal and other state constitutions. P: Constitutional Law (DN620).

State Supreme Court Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - Students serve as law clerk interns for one of the justices of the Indiana Supreme Court. Students are required to spend approximately one day each week in their placement and attend three class meetings and two individual meetings with the professor. (Application(s): Fall 2014 | More about Judicial Externships)

State Trial Court Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - Students serve as law clerk interns for one of the judges of the Marion Superior Court. Students are required to spend one day each week in their placement and attend three class meetings and two individual meetings with the professor. (Application(s): Fall 2014 | More about Judicial Externships)

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Supervised Research (1 to 4 cr.) D/N 661 - Elective - requires the student to write an in-depth and comprehensive research paper on a current legal problem. Generally, 5000-7000 words exclusive of footnotes or endnotes, as determined by the supervising faculty member, are required for each hour of credit. P: Permission of instructor.

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Tax Procedure (2 cr.) D/N 893 - Elective - covers administrative and judicial procedures applicable to civil and criminal tax controversies. It also addresses such issues as pre-litigation administrative procedures, selection of forum, jurisdiction, pleadings, and trial proceedings.

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Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders (2 cr.) D/N 869 - Elective - considers such issues as classification of corporations for tax purposes, organization decisions, post-incorporation elections, types of normal and special taxes that may be imposed on corporations and shareholders, and elections under subchapter S and terminations thereof; as well as compensation arrangements for directors, officers, and employees; non-liquidating and liquidating distributions; and reorganizations. P: Income Taxation (DN648) or permission of instructor.

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Taxation of Transferors, Fiduciaries, and Beneficiaries [Estate and Gift Tax] (3 cr.) D/N 725 - Elective - covers basic laws of federal gift and estate taxation, federal decedents' and fiduciary income taxation, and Indiana inheritance and estate taxation. The course places emphasis on statutory and policy interpretation and also includes an introduction to basic estate planning principles, along with a study of decedents' family revocable estate tax marital deduction trust and estate tax credit shelter trust agreement.

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The Right of Publicity (2 cr.) D/N 633 - Elective - covers various aspects of this IP doctrine including its historical evolution, the statutory and common law sources, and its relationship to other aspects of intellectual property, as well as litigation, licensing and business applications. Cases reviewed will include those focusing on personalities such as Rosa Parks, Outkast, Tom Cruise and Bette Midler; and on endorsement deals, celebrity branding and advertising campaigns.

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Topics in Health Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 763 - Elective - examines specialized topics in health law not addressed in depth by other courses. Possible topics include health care fraud and abuse law, the regulation of long term care, the law of payment of health care providers, biotechnology and the law, genetics and the law, reproductive rights, end-of-life decision making, and privacy issues in health law. Prerequisites will vary according to the subject of the course as announced.

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Topics in Transportation Law (2 cr.) D/N 7__ - Elective - This course, building on concepts learned in earlier courses (torts, agency, statutory interpretation), will introduce law students to fundamental legal issues affecting the nation’s transportation industry. Subjects addressed will include the regulatory history of transportation services in the United States, the legislative progression toward what is now a largely deregulated industry, and the national and international legal challenges affecting transportation providers’ daily operations. Although the course will focus largely upon the motor carrier segment of the industry, issues affecting air, water, and rail carriers will be addressed as well.

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Torts (4 cr.) D/N 541 - Required (Basic) - introduces students to actions for intentional and unintentional interference with protectable interests. Strict liability and its extensions, alternatives to the torts compensation system, and the impact of insurance and legislation on the common law of torts are also considered.

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Trademark Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 630 - Elective - provides students with a synthesis of the current and developing law in key areas of trademark and unfair competition law in the U.S. and abroad.

Transactional Law Competition (1 or 2 cr) D/N 7__ - Elective - Students will participate as a team at a regional meet and, if qualified, a national meet against teams from other law schools. The competition will be based on a negotiation simulation of a business transaction. Students will draft provisions that are the subject of the negotiations, review and comment on drafted provisions submitted by other student teams, and engage in “live” negotiations with student teams representing other law schools. Successful completion of Closely Held Business Organizations is required and of Basic Contract Drafts is strongly recommended. Enrollment by permission of the instructor.

Trial Advocacy Competition (1 cr.) D/N 745 - Skills (Other) - A spring semester Trial Advocacy Competition course is open to eight students selected by audition held during the fall semester. Members of the course represent the law school at regional and national trial competitions. Auditions are open to students who have completed Evidence (DN632) and Trial Practice (DN718). Course participation requires a minimum of 60 hours of trial preparation and related activity. The course is graded.

Trial Practice (3 cr.) D/N 718 - Skills - covers trial procedures from selection of jury through opening statements, presentation of evidence, preservation of error, cross-examination, closing argument, and instructions. Students participate in simulated cases. Prerequisite: Evidence. Limited enrollment.

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Trusts and Estates (3 or 4 cr.) D/N 722 - Elective - surveys the law on family property settlement, including intestate succession, wills and will substitutes, intervivos and testamentary trusts, fiduciary administration, powers of appointment, and future interests.

U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee Externship (1 to 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - The externship is with the Office of the United States Trustee of the U.S. Department of Justice. Students will receive exposure to consumer bankruptcy law through examining basic bankruptcy case documents and observing meetings of creditors and court hearings in consumer cases; students will receive exposure to corporate reorganization law through examining Chapter 11 case documents and pleadings and observing meetings of creditors and court hearings in Chapter 11 cases.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Regional Counsel Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - The United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Regional Counsel, provides counsel to the federal agency responsible for the execution of laws, regulations, and policies governing veterans’ benefits. Externs will serve to meet the legal needs of veterans, most particularly in the areas of veterans’ benefits and homelessness. Working closely with the VA Regional Counsel legal team to apply statutory, administrative and common law, externs will develop legal skills in client counseling, negotiation, fact investigation, and legal research. The externship is a two-credit, pass or fail, course. Students must complete and document 120 hours of Office of Regional Counsel externship activity, which corresponds generally to eight (8) hours per week. In addition, externs maintain journal entries, attend scheduled meetings with the Faculty Supervisor, and submit a final evaluation. (Application(s): Summer/Fall 2014)

USA Football Externship (2 or 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - Students provide assistance to the legal department at USA Football, a not-for-profit organization that acts as football’s national governing body. The USA Football legal department oversees licensing agreements, trademarks, contract drafting, and policymaking. This placement will provide law students with opportunities to develop key analytical and research skills as well as learn about the legal challenges facing not-for-profits, small businesses and sports entities. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with legal and business individuals in the day to day administration of USA Football and will better understand the dynamics of being in-house counsel. (Application(s): Fall 2014)

USA Track & Field Externship (1 to 3 cr.) D802 - Externship - Students provide assistance to the legal department at USA Track & Field, a not-for-profit organization recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of track and field. The USATF legal department is responsible for managing corporate governance, intellectual property, alternative dispute resolution systems, mediation, contract drafting and negotiation, handling anti-doping matters, and advising USATF leadership on legal and policy matters. This placement provides law students with opportunities to develop key analytical and research skills and to learn about legal challenges facing national governing bodies in the Olympic movement. (Application(s): Fall 2014)

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Water Law (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 882 - Elective - This course examines national and regional problems relating to the scarcity, allocation, management, and protection of water. Topics covered include riparian and prior appropriation doctrines, competing public and private interests, groundwater doctrines and management, federal control of water development and quality, and the allocation and conservation of transboundary and interstate waters.

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White Collar Crime (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 699 - Elective - This course focuses on aspects of criminal law relating to nonviolent crime, typically committed by means of deception for financial gain under color of legitimate activity. Subjects addressed will include the bases of corporate and individual criminal liability, principles of federal prosecution, prosecutorial discretion, and the balance between the government's interests in investigating white collar crime and the rights of corporate and individual investigatory targets.

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Worker's Compensation (2 cr.) D/N 736 - Elective - provides an understanding of worker's compensation laws and the litigation process, from both a theoretical and practical view. The course will examine the interrelationship of worker's compensation, tort, contract, and family law. Topics of discussion will include insurance requirements, the determination of compensability, remedies, occupational diseases, statutes of limitation, statutory interpretation, and policy rationales.

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World Trade Organization (WTO) Law (3 cr.) D/N 650 - Elective - begins with analysis of why nations trade and the effects of free trade vs. protectionism, typical import and export rules and procedures, and various forms of trade barriers. The main focus is on establishment of GATT and WTO rules and their impact on modern trade in goods and services. The course finishes with an outlook on twenty-first century hot spots in international trade, such as intellectual property rights, environmental protection, human rights and labor standards, and the perspectives of developing countries.

Wrongful Conviction Clinic (2 or 3 cr.) D/N 808 - Clinic Course - Students represent indigent clients seeking relief from wrongful convictions in state post-conviction and/or federal habeas corpus proceedings. State cases are accepted in cooperation with the Office of the State Public Defender. In the classroom component of the course, students consider federal and state post-conviction remedies and the relevant issues, including eyewitness identifications, false confessions, informants, government misconduct, junk science, and DNA testing. Registration is for 2-3 credit hours, pass/fail, with sixty hours of clinical activity required for each credit hour. Students completing the Criminal Defense Clinic are eligible to register. Without the prerequisite of the Criminal Defense Clinic, registration is in the discretion of the faculty.(Application: DOC | PDF)