Below you will find the class and course information for Spring 2014. If you would like to view the course schedule, please view the Course Schedule – Spring 2014 page.

Download the Spring 2014 Course Descriptions & Information (pdf)

Contents


First Year Courses (J.D. Program)

SPRING SKILLS SESSION COURSE (1/6/2014 TO 1/17/2014) 

CONTRACT NEGOTIATION AND DRAFTING I 590 (3 hours – Skills)

The first semester of a coordinated two-semester coverage of intergovernmental relations in the federal system, powers of Congress, and the limitations imposed upon the powers of both federal and state governments for the protection of individual rights.

REGULAR SPRING COURSES (1/22/2014 TO 4/25/2014; FINALS 4/28 TO 5/8/2014)

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I 507 (3 hours)

The first semester of a coordinated two-semester coverage of intergovernmental relations in the federal system, powers of Congress, and the limitations imposed upon the powers of both federal and state governments for the protection of individual rights.

CONTRACTS 501 (3 hours)

The law of enforceable promises, including contract formation, interpretation, conditions, breach, performance and remedies, as well as promissory estoppel and restitution.

CRIMINAL LAW 568 (3 hours)

The sources of criminal law, analysis of criminal intent, conditions of criminal responsibility and particular crimes and procedure in criminal actions.

LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING II 515 (3 hours)

Continued study and practice of refined and expanded legal research and writing skills, applying them to more complex legal problems, primarily using federal law materials and focusing on persuasive legal writing.

TORTS 502 (3 hours)

Civil liability for harm to persons, property, and other interests, including negligence, intentional torts, and strict liability actions and related doctrine of causation, damages, privileges, and defenses.

 


Second and Third-Year Courses (J.D. Program)

REGULAR SPRING COURSES (1/22/2014 TO 4/25/2014; FINALS 4/28 TO 5/8/2014) 

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW 605 (3 hours)

Powers and procedures of administrative agencies and reviewing courts at the federal and state levels, including federal and state administrative procedures acts.

ADVANCED LEGAL ETHICS 749 (2 hours – Writing)

Study of selected problems in legal ethics. Topics covered may include lawyering in the digital age, access to justice, current issues in legal ethics, and in-depth case studies.

This Lawyering in the Digital Age seminar will explore the numerous ways in which law practice is changing in the 21st century with particular emphasis on the professional responsibility issues raised by these changes. Topics will include: outsourcing, virtual law practice, the use of technology in marketing (e.g. Groupon and Twitter), the use of technology in investigations (e.g. Facebook), electronic discovery, and the use of technology to improve access to justice.

Prerequisite: Legal Profession

ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH 720 (2 hours – Skills)

Legal and non-legal research strategies and resources (including materials in electronic and print formats) for specialized topics, such as federal and state statutory, case and administrative law, municipal law, legislative history, foreign and international law.

ADVANCED LEGAL WRITING 712 (3 hours – Writing)

A lecture/lab course to expand skills acquired in first-year legal research and writing courses.

ADVOCACY COMPETITION 761 (1 – 4 hours)

Participation in an external skills competition or similar program (including appellate advocacy, mock trial, negotiation, and other advocacy or skills activities). (Z credit).

APPELLATE JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM 733 (3 to 12 hours – Skills)

Place third-year law students for a semester in a state appellate court department. Prerequisite: Evidence 600 and permission of director. (Z credit).

For additional information see: Appellate Judicial Externship

BANKRUPTCY REORGANIZATION SEMINAR 622 (3 hours)

Examination of the legal, practical, and theoretical aspects of reorganizing the financial affairs of business entities and individuals under Chapters 11, 12, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Prerequisite: Bankruptcy 558.

BUSINESS REGULATION EXTERNSHIP 725 (3 – 12 hours – Skills)

Combines clinical experience with training in legal research and writing by placing students in state offices responsible for regulation of corporations, insurance, securities, and banking. Prerequisites: Corporations 601 and at least one of Securities Regulation 650, Banking Law 607, or Insurance 559. (Z credit).

For additional information see: Business Regulation Externship

CHILDREN IN THE LEGAL SYSTEM 646 (3 hours)

Study of the law as it relates to minors in the public and private sectors.

CIVIL CLINIC I 690 (3-5 hours – Skills)

Civil Clinic is an in-house clinical program with a general classroom component and separate clinical units. Students may enroll only once unless they receive special permission from the clinical director.

The Civil Legal Clinic offers five separate clinical sections in the Fall 2013. Clinic students work in groups on cases or projects within their separate section, under the direct supervision of their clinical supervisor. The Clinic sections include:

§1 – Child Advocacy Clinic (5 hours). Students are appointed by the Court to investigate allegations of neglect and abuse and to make written recommendations to the Court regarding the best interests of the child. Students in the Child Advocacy Clinic conduct in- depth investigations by performing home visits, reviewing medical and school records, and interviewing fact witnesses. This section is offered for 5 hours of graded credit and is supervised by attorney David Calder.

§2 – Street Law Clinic (3 hours). Students conduct client interviews at the Oxford Food Pantry storeroom, where they gain invaluable experience in interviewing and counseling clients of the Food Pantry regarding public benefits, housing, family law, consumer law, property, wills and other civil issues. This section is offered for 3 hours of graded credit and is supervised by Minnie Howard, Managing Attorney at North Mississippi Rural Legal Services.

§3 – Elder Law Clinic (4 hours). Students write wills, prepare health care directives and Powers of Attorney, advise clients on nursing home and Medicaid regulations, and provide advice at meal centers and nursing homes. This section is supervised by Catherine V. Kilgore, Director of the Elder Law Project at North Mississippi Rural Legal Services.

§4 – Transactional Clinic (3 hours): Students offer services to low-income entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations to foster economic development, increase access to capital, promote job growth, and enable sustainable home ownership, particularly in the Mississippi Delta. The types of work involved in the clinic may include: entity formation and choice of entity counseling, contract negotiation and preparation, corporate and commercial financing, shareholder agreements, business acquisitions and sales, commercial leasing, licensing, permitting, and zoning advice, trademark and copyright advice, registration and intellectual property licensing, corporate governance and compliance, tax exempt applications and various other kinds of business-related transactional legal work. The clinic is supervised by Marie Cope and Cameron Abel, an attorney at the Tollison Law Firm in Oxford, MS.

§5 – Low-Income Housing Clinic (5 hours). Students bring and defend cases, negotiate, and give advice in order to assist individuals and families facing conflicts with their landlord, eviction, foreclosure, or housing discrimination. Students take responsibility for the management of their own cases, meet with clients, interview witnesses, draft motions and pleadings, and appear in court. This section is offered for 5 hours of graded credit and is supervised by Clinic Director Desiree Hensley.

§6 – Advanced Clinic (3-5 hours).

For additional information see: Civil Legal Clinic

CIVIL CLINIC III 692 – Mississippi Innocence Project (4 hours – Skills)

Civil Clinic is an in-house clinical program with a general classroom component and separate clinical units. Students may enroll only once unless they receive special permission from the clinical director.

For additional information see: Mississippi Innocence Project CIVIL PROCEDURE II 577 (3 hours)

The rules of pleading, procedure, and practice in the federal courts. Prerequisite: Civil Procedure I 503.

COMPARATIVE NATIONAL SPACE LAW 577 (3 hours – §2)

Survey the comparative national regulatory frameworks governing space activities, with a particular focus on the legal frameworks that govern private and governmental entities engaged in commercial space activities.

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM 764 (3 hours – No regular scheduled class meetings)

The Student Conflict & Conduct Management Practicum will allow selected law students to work within the Dean of Students Office as a mediator/advisor in undergraduate pre-hearing and administrative hearing processes. Law students will assist that office in handling the 500+ caseload per semester by learning the requisite legal and educational foundation and receiving proper training to meet with undergraduate students with student conduct issues. (Z credit).

Note: Enrollment in this class requires the instructor’s approval, contact Macey Edmondson at maceye@olemiss.edu.

CONFLICT OF LAWS 608 (3 hours)

Enforcement of foreign country and foreign state judgments and problems arising in cases where the conflicting rules of different jurisdictions may apply.

CORPORATE FINANCE LAW 606 (3 hours)

The law governing corporate finance and acquisitions, including enterprise valuation, capital structure, dividend policy, mergers, takeovers, and takeover defenses.

CRIMINAL APPEALS CLINIC 697 (4 hours – Skills or Writing)

A clinical program in which third-year students will directly participate in pro bono representation of indigents, through litigation of criminal appeals before the Mississippi Supreme Court, under the supervision of the clinic director.

For additional information see: Criminal Appeals Clinic

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE I: INVESTIGATION 635 (3 hours)

A study of constitutional restrictions on criminal investigative practice, which typically precede institution of formal judicial proceedings, with special emphasis upon search and seizure, interrogation, right to counsel at the pretrial stage, and operation of the exclusionary rule.

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE II: ADJUDICATION 714 (3 hours)

A study of issues surrounding state and federal criminal litigation beginning with the decision to commence formal judicial proceedings.

CRIMINAL TRIAL PRACTICE 686 (3 hours – Skills)

State and federal practice and procedure in criminal cases involving written and oral exercises, including mock trial, the use of discovery procedures, pretrial proceedings, motions, and other aspects of criminal trial practice. Prerequisites: Evidence 600, Criminal Procedure I 635 or Criminal Procedure II 714 desirable. (Z credit).

ENTERTAINMENT LAW 709 (3 hours)

This course examines legal issues relevant to the entertainment industry, including television/cable/radio, film, music, publishing, and theater.

ESTATE PLANNING 682 (3 hours – Writing)

Planning lifetime and testamentary dispositions of property; postmortem planning; analysis of small and large estates.

EUROPEAN UNION LAW 530 (3 hours – Exam or Writing)

European Union Law will provide an introduction to the institutions, the laws and the jurisprudence of the European Union through a look at its legal and political architecture, its institutional history and its case law. Particular attention will be paid to the division of powers among EU institutions, the theories of European integration and the role of the European Court of Justice in defining the jurisprudence. The course will also make a comparison between “federalism” in the EU and the US and examine the relationship of the EU with third parties.

EVIDENCE 600 (4 hours)

The function of the court and jury; the competency, privilege and examination of witnesses; the exclusionary rules of evidence and exceptions.

FAMILY LAW 560 (3 hours)

The validity and requisites of marriage; the grounds for annulment and divorce; and the rights and duties arising out of the relation of husband and wife, parent and child, guardian and ward.

FEDERAL TRIAL PRACTICE 678 (3 hours – Skills)

Use of federal discovery procedures, pretrial proceedings, and motions. Trial of mock cases, civil and criminal, under federal rules. Pre- or corequisites: Evidence 600. (Z credit).

GAMING LAW 661 (3 hours – Writing)

This course will focus on laws that regulate, prohibit, or permit gambling in various forms.

GENDER AND THE LAW 742 (3 hours – Writing)

Explores legal issues of particular interest and concern to men, women and person who are “otherly gendered.” Focuses on the social construction of gender in our legal history and conducts a study of the American Jurisprudence’s treatment of gender-based social issues.

HEALTH CARE LAW II 741 (3 hours)

Focused study on particular issues in health care law and policy, as selected by the instructor.

INCOME TAXATION OF CORPORATIONS AND SHAREHOLDERS 633 (3 hours)

Tax considerations in corporate formations, distributions, redemptions, liquidations, and reorganizations. Prerequisite: Income Taxation of Individuals 613.

INCOME TAXATION OF INDIVIDUALS 613 (3 hours)

Introductory income tax concepts, including gross income; deductions; identification of taxpayers; problems incident to the sale, exchange and other disposition of property; recognition; and characterization concepts.

INDIVIDUAL STUDY I 615 (1-3 hours)

Research and writing on an assigned topic under supervision of a faculty member, or participation on moot court or mock trial teams at regional or national competitions under supervision of a faculty member. (Z credit).

For additional information see: Individual Study Application and Policy

INDIVIDUAL STUDY II 715 (1-3 hours)

Legal research and analysis on a particular topic assigned by the faculty, and the preparation of a written article. Prerequisite: permission of the supervising faculty member and the Curriculum Committee of the law faculty. Note: Student must apply 6 weeks prior to the semester start date.

For additional information see: Individual Study Application and Policy INSURANCE 559 (3 hours)

The nature, form, interpretation, and application of the various kinds of insurance contracts.

INTERNATIONAL AVIATION FINANCING AND LEASING LAW 753 (3 hours – Writing – §2)

This course covers the primary legal and practical aspects of international aviation finance and leasing Law, and focuses on special international and national private air law (lex specialis) that applies to cross-border financing and leasing of aircraft objects. This course also addresses the relevant international disputes that currently arise in the international aviation finance practice.

Note: Course prerequisite requires students to be enrolled in the LL.M. program. If you are interested in this course, please send request to Law Registrar, Eddie Upton to add you to this class.

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW 719 (3 hours – Writing)

Examines the growing body of international law relating to the protection of rights enjoyed by all human beings.

INTERNATIONAL SPACE LAW 680 (3 hours – §2)

This course explores issues of public and private international law applicable to activities in outer space. Specific topics covered include the nature and sources of international space law, international space law treaties, the relationship of international space law to U.S. domestic law, the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and the International Telecommunications Union. Legal theory and principles used in the advancement of civil, military, and commercial space activities are identified.

INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAW 752 (3 hours – Writing – §2)

Issues of the transnational flow of information which include both technical and social concerns that States have when international communication is involved.

Note: Course prerequisite requires students to be enrolled in the LL.M. program. If you are interested in this course, please send request to Law Registrar, Eddie Upton to add you to this class.

JOURNAL OF SPACE LAW 583 (1-4 hours)

The Journal of Space Law is an academic review of national and international scope, focusing on the many aspects of space, remote sensing, and aerospace law. Research, writing, and editing assignments, and other duties necessary to the operation of the Journal of Space Law. One hour credited for each term of participation to maximum of 4 hours. Limitation: credit not available if enrolled in the Mississippi Law Journal 610 or Moot Court Board 666. (Z credit).

LABOR LAW 614 (3 hours)

The regulation of relations between employers and labor unions at common law and under federal legislation, with primary emphasis on employee rights to organize and bargain under the National Labor Relations Act.

LAW AND MEDICINE 695 (3 hours – Writing)

Medical malpractice litigation with emphasis on the physician as a defendant or as a witness.

LAW JOURNAL 610 (1-5 hours)

Research, writing, and editing assignments and other duties necessary to the operation of the Mississippi Law Journal. One hour credited for each term of participation to maximum of 4 hours, except editor-in-chief only may earn one additional (fifth) hour for service in summer term. Limitation: credit not available if enrolled in Journal of Space Law 583 or Moot Court Board 666. (Z credit).

LAWYERING SKILLS WORKSHOP 551 (3 hours – Skills)

A simulation-based practice course, including exercises in interviewing and counseling, fact investigation, case assessment, negotiation, motion practice, trial practice, and ethics.

LEGAL PROBLEMS OF INDIGENCE 639 (3 hours – Skills/Writing)

Problems of indigence under federal and state welfare programs; employer-employee relationship, unemployment compensation; consumer buying and debt; housing; family relationships.

Note: Permission of instructor required to register for course.

LEGAL PROFESSION 603 (3 hours)

Historical background of the legal profession, its proper functions in society, and ethical conduct in the practice of law.

LEGISLATION 510 (2 hours)

The legislative process, national and state; the principles of statutory construction; and techniques of bill drafting.

MISSISSIPPI CIVIL PRACTICE 579 (3 hours)

Civil practice and procedure in the courts of Mississippi.

MOOT COURT BOARD 666 (1-4 hour)

Administration and supervision of the moot court system. Limitation: credit not available for students enrolled in Mississippi Law Journal 610 or Journal of Space Law 583. (Z credit).

NEGOTIATION BOARD 763 (1 – 4 Hours)

Participation in and administration of the Negotiation Board. Limitation: maximum of one Z credit per semester and four Z credits total for co-curricular activities (including law journals, advocacy programs, and similar activities). (Z credit).

PRETRIAL PRACTICE 544 (3 hours – Skills)

Instruction and practice in the legal skills needed for pretrial practice in federal and state courts, including pretrial planning, investigation, pleading, discovery, motions, and settlement. (Z credit).

PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL AIR LAW 751 (3 hours – §2)

Covers the unification of private international air law through the adoption of international conventions.

Note: Course prerequisite requires students to be enrolled in the LL.M. program. If you are interested in this course, please send request to Law Registrar, Eddie Upton to add you to this class.

PRO BONO SERVICE 713 (1 hour)

Credit for 50 or more hours of pro bono work, such as working for approved pro bono organization or project. (Z credit). For additional information see: Pro Bono Service

PUBLIC SERVICE INTERNSHIP 636 (3 – 12 hours – Skills)

Work as legal assistants with prosecutors, defenders, judges, or attorneys in public service agencies with established internship programs. Prerequisites: Evidence 600. (Z credit).

For additional information see: Public Service Internship

REMOTE SENSING LAW 655 (3 hours – Writing – §2)

Remote sensing is a valuable technology in science, foreign policy, national security, and commerce. This course provides an overview of international and domestic remote sensing law and identifies issues in the United States and the international community.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT I 760 (1 – 4 Hours)

Research assistance for a faculty member. Requires completion of application form by student and supervising instructor. Please see Law Registrar for details. (Z credit). See Law Registrar for details.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT I 762 (1 – 4 Hours)

Research assistance for a faculty member. Requires completion of application form by student and supervising instructor. Application due significantly in advance of enrollment. See Law Registrar for details.

SECURED TRANSACTIONS 571 (3 hours)

Theoretical and practical justifications for the creation of security interests in personal property. Emphasis is on Articles 1, 2A and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and bankruptcy law.

SELECTED LEGAL TOPICS I 698 – §1: Depositions and Negotiations (3 hours – Skills)

In this course, you will develop the basic skills necessary to taking and defending depositions in a variety of contexts and engaging in negotiations for purposes of the settlement of litigation and “deal-making” in the non-litigation context through a combination of lectures, in-class demonstrations and team exercises. Students will be introduced to and expected to demonstrate deposition questioning techniques and strategies, deposition planning and organization as well as the skills and strategies which form the basis of effective negotiations. (Z credit).

SELECTED LEGAL TOPICS II 701 – §1: Mutual and Hedge Fund Regulations (3 hours)

Mutual funds and hedge funds invest trillions of dollars of assets on behalf of tens of millions of retail and institutional investors. The clients in this practice area are typically investment advisers, banks, broker-dealers, insurance companies, private equity firms, institutional and retail investors and the funds themselves. This course will cover corporate, securities, fiduciary and financial institution laws and regulations that apply to mutual funds and hedge funds. It will briefly introduce the regulation of securities offerings under the Securities Act of 1933, and review legal corporate, investment, and distribution issues for mutual funds and hedge funds.

Prerequisite: Corporations

SELECTED LEGAL TOPICS II 701 – §2: Essential Business Concepts for Lawyers – Accountancy (1 hour) SELECTED LEGAL TOPICS IV 704 – §1: Essential Business Concepts for Lawyers – Economics of the Firm (1 hour) SELECTED LEGAL TOPICS V 705 – §3: Essential Business Concepts for Lawyers – Analytical Methods (1 hour) The complete business lawyer must master essential business concepts as well as core legal doctrines. In this course, students will learn the basics of accounting (balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement), finance (time value of money, modern portfolio theory and valuation), the economics of the firm (financial instruments, capital structure, raising capital, and capital markets) and selected analytical methods (decision analysis and game theory) as they are applied in legal practice. The course will comprise four modules, any one or combination of which can be taken for 1 to 3 credits. Students’ grades will be based on class participation and a separate exam on each module. (Students can opt for Z or graded credit).

SELECTED LEGAL TOPICS III 703 – §1: Alternative and Emerging Energy Reading Group (1 hour – Individual Study)

Come explore the emerging world of energy policy through an informal discussion group. The Alternative and Emerging Energy reading group will meeting 6 times during the semester to explore the following topics: Fracking: Role of Local Government Regulation, Fracking: Environmental Impacts vs Right to Develop, Coal Mining and Environmental Justice, Greenhouse Gas Regulation: Impacts on Traditional Energy Sources, Rise of Renewable Energy & Development Challenges, and Energy, Climate Change & National Security. This Z-credit course is designed to present the many challenges facing energy development, allowing students to delve deeper into these multi-faceted, often thorny, complex issues shaping our energy future.. (Z credit).

Note: If you are interested in this course, please send request to Law Registrar, Eddie Upton to add you to this class. Please write to Professor Niki Pace if you have questions! nlpace@olemiss.edu.

SELECTED LEGAL TOPICS III 703 – §2: Water Law Seminar (2 hours)

This two-credit course provides an introduction to the major themes and doctrines of water law. Throughout the semester we will discuss the major doctrines of private water allocation in the eastern and western United States-riparian rights, prior appropriations, and hybrid permit systems. We will also discuss groundwater management, the public trust doctrine, and interjurisdictional water conflicts.

SELECTED LEGAL TOPICS V 705 – §2: International Business Transactions (3 hours)

In today’s interconnected world of law and business, it is increasingly necessary for lawyers to understand how international business transactions operate. This course will examine the legal framework of private international business transactions from the perspective of a private actor, including transnational contract negotiation and drafting, project financing, intellectual property issues, trade regulation, antitrust compliance, fraud and bribery regulation, choice of law, enforcement of international judgments and arbitral awards, and international dispute resolution generally.

SELECTED LEGAL TOPICS VI 706 – §1: Trademark Law (3 hours)

This course will examine the law of trademarks, with a focus on the practical considerations that challenge trademark practitioners, including both the realms of trademark registration and litigation.

SELECTED LEGAL TOPICS VII 707 – §2: Solo Practice (3 hours – Skills)

This course will provide students with a working template for how to proceed upon graduation and passage of the bar with a solo law practice. The nuts and bolts of a law practice including financial, technological, legal, and other requirements will be explored. Students will gain the opportunity to see the benefits and responsibilities a solo practice requires, and learn valuable time management skills to see if solo practice is right for them.

SELECTED LEGAL TOPICS VII 707 – §2: Legal Scholarship Research (1 hour)

Legal Scholarship Research is intended to serve as a companion course to upper-level courses with a significant writing component. The course will survey the resources and techniques used to conduct scholarly research, both online and in print. In-class, hands-on work will be designed to help each student conduct the research needed for his or her particular project. For more information, please contact Professor Gilliland at gillilan@olemiss.edu or 662/915-6836.

SELECTED LEGAL TOPICS I 698 – §2: Bankruptcy Workshop (1 hour – Skills)

Drafting Case Schedules and Means Test Forms, the Preparation and Filing of Pleadings in Contested and Adversary Proceedings. Class will meet on the following Tuesdays: February 4, 11, & 18; March 18 & 25; and April 8, 15 & 22. (Z credit).

SPORTS LAW 647 (3 hours)

This course examines legal issues impacting amateur and professional sports. Includes analysis of sports cases and materials that cover multiple disciplines, including contracts, torts, constitutional law, antitrust, labor and employment, intellectual property and criminal law.

SPORTS LAW REVIEW 611 (1 – 4 hours)

Research, writing, and editing assignments and other duties necessary to the operation of the Sports Law Review. Limitation: maximum of one Z credit per semester and four Z credits total (five for EIC) for co- curricular activities (including law journals, advocacy programs, and similar activities). (Z credit).

SUPREME COURT PRACTICE 582 (3 hours – Writing)

Practice and procedure before the U.S. Supreme Court, including appeals, certiorari, and motions.

TAX PROBLEMS 623 (3 hours – Skills)

Advanced tax problems. Prerequisite: Income Taxation of Individuals 613. (Same as ACCY 623).

TRIAL ADVOCACY BOARD 664 (1 – 4 Hours)

Participation in the administration of the Trial Advocacy Board. Limitation: maximum of one Z credit per semester and four Z credits total for co-curricular activities (including law journals, advocacy programs, and similar activities). (Z credit).

WILLS AND ESTATES 516 (3 hours)

The execution, revocation, construction, and probate of wills and the administration of trusts and estates.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION 618 (3 hours)

Compensation for employment injuries, with primary emphasis on the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Act.

 


LL.M. Program Courses (Available to J.D. students working on Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law Certificate)

REGULAR SPRING COURSES (1/22/2014 TO 4/25/2014; FINALS 4/28 TO 5/8/2014) 

COMPARATIVE NATIONAL SPACE LAW 577 (3 hours – §1)

Survey the comparative national regulatory frameworks governing space activities, with a particular focus on the legal frameworks that govern private and governmental entities engaged in commercial space activities.

INTERNATIONAL AVIATION FINANCING AND LEASING LAW 753 (3 hours – Writing – §1)

This course covers the primary legal and practical aspects of international aviation finance and leasing Law, and focuses on special international and national private air law (lex specialis) that applies to cross-border financing and leasing of aircraft objects. This course also addresses the relevant international disputes that currently arise in the international aviation finance practice.

INTERNATIONAL SPACE LAW 680 (3 hours – §1)

This course explores issues of public and private international law applicable to activities in outer space. Specific topics covered include the nature and sources of international space law, international space law treaties, the relationship of international space law to U.S. domestic law, the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and the International Telecommunications Union. Legal theory and principles used in the advancement of civil, military, and commercial space activities are identified.

INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAW 752 (3 hours – Writing – §1)

Issues of the transnational flow of information which include both technical and social concerns that States have when international communication is involved.

MASTER’S THESIS II 798 (1 hour)

Literature review.

PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL AIR LAW 751 (3 hours – §1)

Covers the unification of private international air law through the adoption of international conventions.

REMOTE SENSING LAW 655 (3 hours – Writing – §1)

Remote sensing is a valuable technology in science, foreign policy, national security, and commerce. This course provides an overview of international and domestic remote sensing law and identifies issues in the United States and the international community.