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  1. Employment Law

    Most law schools offer several employment and labor related course. It is practical no matter what area of law you choose to practice

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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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        • Dispute Resolution

          Dispute Resolution and/or Advanced Dispute Resolution. Or another form of negotiation class. So much of pre-trial work is dependent upon your skills of negotiation. A class that deals with upper level negotiation skills like the Harvard method would be a great class. It is now taught in most law schools around the country.

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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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              • Immigration LAW

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                • International Criminal Law

                  Please include International Criminal Law. There is nothing on Quimbee for this popular subject taught across law schools the United States!!!

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                  • Cyber Law

                    Network Security, Privacy, Intellectual Property within cyberspace.

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                    • Payment Systems

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

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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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                        • 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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                          • Non-Profit Law

                            This is technically a type of Business Associations. Formation, Taxes, Purchasing, B-Company Corporations, Expectations, etc.

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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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                                • Landlord Tenant Law

                                  This is part of the core property course and tested heavily on the bar. Not sure why the current Property course does not include this.

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                                      • Jurisprudence

                                        This course will inquire about the philosophy of law; the nature and possible distinctiveness of legal reasoning; the purpose of law and lawyering in society; and the perplexity of many contemporary students, scholars, and practicing lawyers in the face of such questions. To pursue these questions, this course will draw on writings in jurisprudence and the history of ideas ranging from Plato to postmodernism, as well as judicial opinions that turn abstract ideas into legal action. This course aspires to give students the opportunity to ensure that their legal lives do not go unexamined.

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