The complexity of modern government means that much governing is done by administrative agencies with quasi-legislative and quasi-judicial, as well as executive, functions. This course explores those administrative processes and procedures.
Advanced Appellate Advocacy
This course will cover the basic procedural and substantive issues involved in the filing, preparation, and arguing of an appeal, including the requirement of preservation and the applicable standard of review.
Congressional Consumer and Civil Justice Clinic
In this upper-level clinical course, students will work with the Center for Justice and Democracy to learn the critical role that litigation plays in protecting consumer and citizen health and safety, and to learn and apply the skills of public policy advocacy.
This Core Curriculum course introduces students to the rules governing the conduct of civil litigation in the United States.
Civil Rights and Disability Justice Clinic
In this year-long clinic, students will engage in impact litigation and other forms of legal and strategic policy advocacy to advance the cause of social justice.
Civil Rights Law
This course provides students with a deep analysis of the statutes, case law, and policies related to civil rights in the United States by examining federal civil rights laws and the provision that creates a federal cause of action to remedy violations of rights.
This is a course on litigation tactics and strategies designed to teach students to think like practicing attorneys seeking to maximize their client’s litigation position.
Students in this experiential learning course will learn the purpose of depositions, how depositions fit into an overall plan for case theory and development, and the rules governing the conduct of depositions.
Dispute Resolution Processes
This course surveys mechanisms currently used instead of courts and federal agencies to resolve conflicts between two or more parties, including Alternative Dispute Resolution systems.
This course teaches students the skills needed to draft contracts that effectuate clients’ needs and anticipate potential legal problems.