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Course Descriptions

Administrative Law (GOVMT 952) — 3 credits Credit Only: N Anon Gr: Y
The administrative process, rules and rule making, inspections and investigations, administrative hearings, rules of evidence, presumptions, burden of proof, formal and informal actions, orders, the right to, methods of obtaining, and scope of judicial review are examined.

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Criminal Procedure (CRIML 953) — 2 credits Credit Only: N Anon Gr: Y
This course examines issues that arise in the formal processing of a criminal case. Statutes, case law, and rules will be discussed concerning bail and preventive detention, discretion to prosecute, speedy trial, discovery, double jeopardy, plea bargaining, trial by jury, confrontation, cross examination, and the exercise at trial of the privilege against compelled self-incrimination.

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Federal Income Taxation (TAX 950) — 3 credits Credit Only: N Anon Gr: Y
This course is designed to continue the examination of the basic substantive provisions of the federal income tax law begun in Basic Federal Income Taxation, including the following general topics: income splitting and assignment, realization and recognition of gain and loss, capital transactions, the investment credit, and other taxable entities.

Prerequisites: TAX 949 Basic Federal Income Taxation

Advanced LL.M. Legal Analysis, Writing and Research
(SKILS 963) — 2 credits Credit Only: N Anon Gr: Y
Building on the Introduction to U.S. Legal Systems course, students will continue to develop legal analysis, writing and research skills in the persuasive writing context. Students will study and practice effective client letter writing to help students learn to craft good correspondence in a U.S. legal setting. The final portion of the course will cover contract drafting.
Prerequisites: CORE 913 Introduction to the United States Legal System

Advanced Torts (CL&CR 976) — 2 credits Credit Only: N Anon Gr: Y
This course focuses on torts not involving physical injury, such as misrepresentation, defamation, invasion of privacy, interference with business relations, and misuse of legal procedure. These subjects are not ordinarily covered in the four-hour Torts course required in the first year, but have become burgeoning areas of potential liability due to the emergence of electronic communications. An effort will be made to integrate substantive doctrine and practice implications with legal, economic, political and social theory.
Prerequisites: None

Advocacy I (SKILS 950) — 4 credits Credit Only: N Anon Gr: N
This course introduces the fundamental skills of trial advocacy applicable in civil and criminal trials in any jurisdiction. In keeping with the theory that trial advocacy is best learned by "doing," each student will conduct written and oral exercises concerni

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