First-year courses

LAW 221, 321, 421, 521, 621. Contracts.

Methods by which rights and duties of promissory and quasi-promissory origin are created, transferred, limited, discharged, breached, and enforced. Two, three, four, five, or six lecture hours a week for one semester.

LAW 323, 423, 523. Criminal Law I.

Promulgation, interpretation, and administration of substantive laws of crime; constitutional limitations and relevant philosophical, sociological, and behavioral science materials. Three, four, or five lecture hours a week for one semester.

LAW 227, 327, 427, 527. Torts.

Limits of liability and methods of establishing liability for intentional and unintentional injuries to persons or property. Two, three, four, or five lecture hours a week for one semester.

LAW 231, 331, 431, 531. Property.

A survey of interests in land and limited topics involving chattels: estates, cotenancy, landlord and tenant issues, conveyancing, private and public control of land use. Two, three, four, or five lecture hours a week for one semester.

LAW 132, 232, 332. Legal Research and Legal Writing.

The basics of legal research using print and electronic sources. Focuses on writing legal analysis, researching and writing a traditional legal memorandum, and making oral presentations. The equivalent of one, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester.

LAW 132R, 232R, 332R. Legal Analysis and Communication.

Introduction to problem-solving through law-practice simulation. Focuses on legal research, writing mechanics, predictive written analysis, and oral presentation of research results. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester.

LAW 132S, 232S, 332S. Persuasive Writing and Advocacy.

Introduction to advocacy in court. Focuses on legal research, writing mechanics, persuasive legal analysis, and oral argument before courts. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester.

LAW 233, 333, 433, 533. Civil Procedure.

Introduction to the civil adjudicative process, primarily that of the federal courts, including jurisdiction, pleading, dispositive motions, discovery, and trial procedure. Two, three, four, or five lecture hours a week for one semester.

LAW 334, 434, 534. Constitutional Law I.

Distribution of powers between federal and state governments; constitutional limitations on and judicial review of governmental action. Three, four, or five lecture hours a week for one semester.