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Course Descriptions

 Fall 2014 Course Descriptions

Spring 2015 Course Descriptions

Summer 2014 Course Descriptions

Students at RWU Law choose from a dynamic array of elective course offerings.  This is a partial list of our elective courses grouped by subject area; not all are offered every year.

COMMERCIAL, CORPORATE & LABOR LAW

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Planning
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
  • Legal Drafting: Commercial Transactions
  • Legal Drafting: Commercial Leasing
  • Legal Drafting: Commercial
  • Legal Drafting: Contracts
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Payment Systems
  • Sales
  • Secured Transactions
  • Securities Regulation

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW & CIVIL RIGHTS 

  • Civil Rights
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Education Law
  • First Amendment: Free Speech
  • Sexuality & the Law
  • State Constitutional Law
  • United States Supreme Court Cases

CRIMINAL LAW 

  • Advanced Criminal Procedure
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy
  • Death Penalty
  • Criminal Defense Clinic
  • Genocide in the 20th Century
  • Legal Drafting: Criminal Litigation
  • Prosecution & Defense Externships
  • Trial Advocacy
  • White Collar Crime

DISPUTE RESOLUTION 

  • Class Action Litigation
  • Federal Courts
  • Lessons of Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Products Liability
  • Remedies
  • Rhode Island Civil Procedure
  • September 11th Litigation

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 

  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Torts
  • Environmental Law
  • Fisheries Law & Policy
  • International Environmental Law
  • Land Use Planning
  • Natural Resources
  • Ocean & Coastal Law
  • Ocean Management & Policy

FAMILY LAW 

  • Children & the Law
  • Education Law
  • Family Law
  • Family & Divorce Mediation
  • Health Law & Policy
  • Law & Medicine
  • Legal Drafting: Estate Planning
  • The Voice of the Child: The Role of Guardians in the Family Court
  • Wills & Trusts

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 

  • Copyright Law
  • Internet Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Trademark Stories

INTERNATIONAL LAW 

  • Comparative Law
  • Conflicts of Law
  • European Union Law
  • Genocide & Atrocity Crimes
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration Law
  • Immigration Law Clinic
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Law
  • Military Law
  • National Security Law
  • Refugee & Asylum Law

LAWYERING SKILLS 

  • Advanced Appellate Advocacy
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy
  • Federal Practice
  • Interviewing & Counseling
  • Legal Drafting
  • Lessons of Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Theories of Litigation
  • Trial Advocacy

MARITIME & MARINE AFFAIRS 

  • Admiralty
  • Climate Change Law & Policy
  • Collision & Limitation of Liability
  • International Environmental Law
  • Law of the Sea
  • Marine Insurance
  • Marine Salvage
  • Maritime Practice and Procedure
  • Maritime Regulation and Law Enforcement
  • Ocean & Coastal Law
  • Ocean Management & Policy
  • Piracy

PUBLIC INTEREST LAW 

  • Children & the Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Defense Clinic
  • Education Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Health Law & Policy
  • Housing Law & Policy
  • Human Rights
  • Judicial Externship Program
  • Immigration Law Clinic
  • Legislative Drafting & Advocacy
  • Mediation Clinic
  • Medical-Legal Partnership
  • Public Interest Externship Program
  • Refugee & Asylum Law

TAXATION 

  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Advanced Business Planning
  • Business & Partnership Tax
  • Federal Income Tax