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  1. Arbitration Law

    Arbitration clauses are now found in nearly every consumer and commercial contract. Adding content to Quimbee on arbitration law will allow students to learn about this area that will most certainly impact students' future practices, whether transactional or litigation focused.

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    • 1 vote
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      • Health Law and Policy

        Several Health Law and Policy text books currently exist, but none sufficiently capture in a concise, logical, and intelligent way this practice area.

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        • Small Business Compliance

          With this course, you can help small business to reduce liability issues and turnovers at the workplace. It will help small business owners and employees to know what is the right thing to do in their journey.

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          • Payment Systems

            a course covering payment systems from a statutory perspective would be awesome!

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            • 2 votes
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              • 2 votes
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                • Labor Law

                  Labor aw under NLRA

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                  • Family Law

                    Explores the relationship between law and the most fundamental human institution. Covers the law of marriage, annulment, and divorce; other less traditional adult relationships; the relationship between family autonomy and state or third party intervention; contracts between family members (before, during, and after relationships); courtship and cohabitation between unmarried adults; the interaction between constitutional law and family law, especially concerning privacy; the law of parent and child; custody, adoption, and surrogacy; state intervention to protect child welfare; child support and its enforcement; and the accommodation of family law to pluralism in race and religion. Students are encouraged to think in…

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                    • Civil Rights

                      Primarily examines the processes by which federal constitutional and statutory rights are enforced in federal and state court against officials and private citizens. Focuses on 42 U.S.C. sec. 1983 and the doctrines that surround this statute. Also focuses on other Civil War- era legislation that grants substantive civil rights' especially 42 U.S.C. sec. 1981, 1982, and 1985. If time permits, examines selected aspects of modern civil rights legislation concerning sex discrimination, and of how civil rights remedies are enforced in cases of structural reform.

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                      • 1 vote
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                        • Intellectual Property - Trade Secrets

                          Include the topic Trade Secret in the IP course

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                          • Negotiations

                            Provides a grounding in negotiation theory, examines negotiation strategies and tactics, and provides students with an opportunity to implement theory and practice through a series of negotiation simulation exercises.

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                            • Plea Bargaining

                              Despite its dominant role in the criminal justice system, plea bargaining is not, and cannot be, covered in adequate theoretical or practical depth during a typical Criminal Law or Criminal Procedure class. The breadth of ethical, legal, and practical questions that arise in the plea bargaining context—and which will be the daily questions for those students who go on to become prosecutors or defense attorneys—warrant separate and fuller treatment. This seminar is designed to provide students with a deeper theoretical and practical understanding of plea bargaining and the challenges it presents for litigants, courts, and legislatures.

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                              • Constitutional Law II

                                Covers the individual rights secured by the fifth and fourteenth amendments to the United States Constitution, with a primary focus on the right to due process of law (its procedural and substantive components) and the right to equal protection of the laws (including scrutiny of race- and gender-based classifications).

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                                • Corporate Compliance & Ethics

                                  Corporate Compliance has increased in importance over the past decade. Private firms are responsible for ensuring that their employees and members are complying with legal and regulatory requirements. Yet this can be a tricky objective to achieve in a regulatory environment that is in a constant state of change. Moreover, there are many areas of the law where the “right” course of conduct is less than clear. Issues of compliance are not black and white; they are an intense shade of gray. Thus, organizations must find mechanisms to develop “cultures of compliance.” They must both train their employees on what…

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                                  • federal criminal law

                                    Considers through lectures, readings, and class discussions the development of federal criminal law. Examines the Hobbs Act, Travel Act, mail fraud, drugs, tax evasion and RICO (both criminal and civil aspects). Students conduct a simulated criminal investigation that culminates in the preparation of a prosecutorial memorandum and draft indictment. Students must also complete a substantial essay.

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                                    • Juvenile Law

                                      n examination of the relationship between children, their parents, siblings and the state in the lives of delinquent, unruly, dependent, neglected and abused children. The role of the court, judiciary, attorneys, police and social services historically, and in modern practice, will be examined as to the impact on families and individuals brought before the juvenile court. Special emphasis will be given to the theory of the juvenile justice system; the various court alternatives to adjudication; dispositional considerations and the attorney’s role in representing the child, parents or serving as a guardian ad litem.

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                                      • Advance Appellate Advocacy

                                        The purpose of this course is to develop and practice the skills necessary for effective appellate advocacy: persuasive brief-writing and compelling oral argument. Through a combination of readings, class discussions and written and oral exercises, students will hone their appellate skills by briefing and arguing an assigned moot court case, culminating in the Grand Moot competition, from which Paces National Moot Court Team and other moot court competition teams are selected. The class meets for three hours once each week throughout the semester.

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                                        • 1 vote
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