The course will use a combination of lectures, interactive hands-on sessions, real life examples, and an in-depth final research and writing project.
Students may explore state, federal and international primary laws and regulations, as well as relevant non-legal sources and how they interact with the law.
Both print and electronic sources will be researched.
The course will highlight different specialized topics such as health law, environmental law, etc.
top Amicus Curiae Project Today more than ever, amici curiae (“friends of the court”) appear in high-stakes litigation over everything from the right to bear arms to same-sex marriage.
An amicus curiae is someone who, though not a party to a lawsuit, adds their voice because they have an interest in the outcome.
There is no prerequisite for this course, and no prior background in legal theory, history, or jurisprudence is needed.
All students are expected to read the assigned texts very closely and participate in discussing them in class.
We will look at how to represent clients in negotiation, mediation and collaborative law, how to prepare for these processes and how to develop effective strategies.
The final weeks of the course will focus on understanding the essential attributes of arbitration.