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  1. Real Estate Transactions

    Real Estate or Real Estate Transactions. Kind of surprised this isn't here already.

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    • Constitutional Criminal Procedure

      This course studies Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment constitutional restraints on the activities of law enforcement officers during the investigatory stage of the criminal process. Special attention will be paid to how the Supreme Court has attempted to resolve the tension between individual rights and crime control needs in its decisions regulating the following law enforcement practices: investigative detention, arrest, police interrogation, searches and seizures, and eyewitness identification.

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      • New Horizons in Animal Law

        State of the law in the U.S. starting with the book "Animal Liberation" by Peter Singer up to and including the work of attorney Steven Wise who has invited a New York appellate court to grant a writ of habeas corpus to an imprisoned chimpanzee (Steven M. Wise, The Non-Human Rights Project). It would be useful to compare our present laws with those of Great Britain, particularly regarding primates kept as pets and the Netherlands which has a primate sanctuary, Apenhuel, that could be a model for other jurisdictions. Discussions as to what constitutes "personhood"; consciousness in elephants, ceteceans, compared…

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        • 4 votes
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          • Personal Property Law

            in my first year (now) we spent half of the semester on personal property law-- would be nice to have that!

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            • 4 votes
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              • Computer Crime Law

                Computer Crime Law is a course that discusses crimes committed with computers or directed towards a computer systems, electronic search and seizure and electronic evidence.

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                • 4 votes
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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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                    • 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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                      • 3 votes
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                        • Equities and Remedies

                          Understanding remedies under courts of equity and of law

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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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                            • Intellectual Property - Trade Secrets

                              Include the topic Trade Secret in the IP course

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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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                                • 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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                                  • Taxation of Business Enterprises

                                    Taxation of Partnerships,
                                    Taxation of Corporations
                                    Taxation of S-Corporations

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                                    • Military Justice Videos

                                      Add a Military Justice course

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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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