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LAWE 608 Admiralty Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:35 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: John Jones
CRN: 17757 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Overview for those anticipating the practice of law where boating and shipping are prevalent. Includes topics related to civil procedure and federal courts: jurisdiction, attachment, and immunities; surveys issues of contracts and commercial law: liability between shippers and carriers, insurance, collision, and salvage; personal injury, wrongful death, and maritime employment. Assessment on the basis of a final examination, a term paper, or a Supreme Court brief for the Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition. Meets upper-level writing requirement for students who write the term paper.

LAWE 773 Advanced Clinical Practice
Course Offerings (2)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Instructor: Julie McConnell
CRN: 17279 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Instructor: Dale Cecka
CRN: 17770 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
Description
With faculty permission, students who have completed a clinical experience may enroll for advanced clinical work in the same field for between two and six credits. Advanced students will take leadership roles in clinic matters and complete a significant project over the course of the semester.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 632 Advanced Trial Practice
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Wednesdays: 6:15 - 8:45 pm
Instructors: Mary Langer Marcus Minton
CRN: 10724 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Refines and builds on the skills covered in Trial Practice or Lawyering Skills by using more complex civil and criminal problems and files developed by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for training the more experienced trial advocate. Special emphasis will be placed on the development of a case theory and the choosing of an appropriate case theme for the more complex case. Covers use of demonstrative evidence, including photographs, charts, white boards, overheads, videos, and computer simulations. Enrollment limited. While both civil and criminal problems will be used in the class, special emphasis is placed upon civil litigation and trying a complex civil case.
Prerequisites
Lawyering Skills III (598).

LAWE 684 Advising the Entrepreneur
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays: 4:20 - 6:50 pm
Instructor: Michael McCollum
CRN: 17771 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Introduces students to working with startup companies and entrepreneurs on issues of corporate governance and early-stage venture capital investments. Work with hypothetical businesses and investors and drafting operating agreements, term sheets, and documents relating to private equity investments. Also covers drafting and amending capitalization tables, calculating payments to owners and investors, and advising clients on the economic and practical implications of these transactions.
Prerequisites
LAWE 602

LAWE 612 Agency and Partnership
Course Offerings (2)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:10 - 10:00 am
Instructor: Emmeline Reeves
CRN: 10714 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 18 (approximately 18 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 1:55 pm
Instructor: Emmeline Reeves
CRN: 15161 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 18 (approximately 18 seats available)
Description
Creation of agency relationships; contractual liability of principals (disclosed and undisclosed), agents and third parties; tort liability of principals; fiduciary duties of agents; partnership: creation, rights, and duties of partners, dissolution of partnerships; limited partnerships; limited liability companies (LLCs).
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 699 All About America
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Thursdays and Tuesdays: 3:00 - 4:15 pm
Instructor: Professor Bohon-Atkinson
CRN: 17876 (section: 8)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 2 (approximately 2 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Explores beyond the "what" differs in U.S. culture to "why" U.S. culture is the way it is and Americans act the way they do. Through readings, films, radio podcasts, TV shows, and other media, studies topics such as U.S. pop culture, family life, education, the media, social relationships, and much more. Uses an experiential learning approach to explore U.S. culture through field trips in our community and region as well as visits with our neighbors. Focuses on strengthening English oral communications skills such as speaking, listening, discussion, and pronunciation.
Prerequisites
Deparment approval.

LAWE 709 Animal Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays: 6:15 - 7:55 pm
Instructor: Karen Welch
CRN: 13310 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 17 (approximately 17 seats available)
Description
Exploration of this emerging field of law with an emphasis on the latest cases, legislation and legal theory behind it. Areas of study include anti-cruelty; dogfighting; cockfighting; standing; wills and trusts benefitting animals; factory farming; The Endangered Species Act; non-economic damages for harm done to companion animals; and litigation over the treatment and welfare of animals. Classes will incorporate real world contributions from many of those people directly affected by animal law, including veterinarians, prosecutors, activists and lawyers.

LAWE 704 Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays: 6:15 - 8:45 pm
Instructor: Nate Oman
CRN: 17766 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Explores what happens when a business or consumer defaults on debts. While most of the classes will deal with the Bankruptcy Code, we will also cover Virginia creditors rights law.

LAWE 717 Bioethics
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:00 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Rodney Adams
CRN: 17788 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Explores ethical and legal issues in healthcare. Among topics to be considered: distinctions, if any, between ethical and legal issues; philosophical models for analyzing bioethical issues, including deontological models (rules and rights), teleological models (utilitarian, economic), and principlism; informed consent and the autonomy versus utility debate; genetic engineering; organ transplantation; termination of life support; quality-of-life issues; beginning care and infants; cost issues, including how much to treat; and the cost of technology versus other societal values.

LAWE 602 Business Associations
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays: 11:00 - 11:50 am
Instructor: David Epstein
CRN: 14541 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 85 (approximately 85 seats available)
Description
Focuses on the law governing corporations, as well as the law of agency, partnerships, and limited liability companies. Discussion will include the choice of business form, distribution of power between managers and owners, fiduciary duties of managers, shareholder voting, and the special problems of close corporations.

LAWE 753 Children's Defense Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Thursdays: 2:30 - 4:15 pm
Instructor: Julie McConnell
CRN: 13739 (section: 1)
Units: 6
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
Description
Students advocate on behalf of children appearing before area juvenile courts. In the majority of cases, students serve as defense counsel for youth accused of delinquency (criminal) offenses. Students are also occasionally assigned to work on other cases which involve children's issues such as abuse and neglect or custody.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration, and a course in Juvenile Justice is preferred. Contact the professor for details.

LAWE 631 Civil Litigation
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:35 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 17758 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Provides knowledge necessary to litigate an ordinary civil lawsuit. Procedural requirements and topics in civil cases including: remedies, choice of law, insurance considerations, statutes of limitations, certain rules of evidence, enforcement of judgments, and appellate review. Focuses on blackletter law and strategic considerations; does not focus on policy or unsettled law. Graded work consists of regular assignments that are graded on a pass/fail basis.

LAWR 515 Civil Procedure
Course Offerings (3)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 8:35 - 9:45 am
Instructor: Clark Williams
CRN: 10863 (section: A)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 1:05 - 2:15 pm
Instructor: Clark Williams
CRN: 10868 (section: C)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:05 - 2:45 pm
Instructor: Luke Norris
CRN: 14870 (section: B)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 seats available)
Description
Introduction, with emphasis on federal law, to rules governing jurisdiction, venue, service of process, pleadings, joinder, discovery, summary adjudication, trial, judgments, direct and collateral attack on judgments, appellate procedure, and choice of law in civil litigation.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 686 Civil Rights Litigation
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Wesley Campbell
CRN: 17762 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
If a cop frisks you when he shouldn't, can you collect damages from him? If a public school requires prayer before every class, what can you do stop the constitutional violation? If you call 911 and the dispatcher fails to dispatch an officer, have your rights been violated? These and many other questions are addressed in this class, the ultimate goal of which is to provide students with the knowledge necessary to enforce constitutional rights through litigation. Includes (1) several commonly-litigated constitutional rights (such as abuse by a police or corrections officer), (2) the types of defendants that can be sued, (3) the common defenses, and (4) the nature and scope of the available remedies. Also provides the opportunity to assess the underlying causes of official misconduct, the limits of litigation as a civil rights enforcement tool, and whether alternate means of enforcement might be preferable.

LAWE 750 Clinical Placement Program: Civil
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:40 pm
Instructor: Margaret Ivey
CRN: 17276 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Placements are available with non profit lawyers as well as local, state, and federal government lawyers working on civil law matters. Opportunities are offered in the areas of litigation, public policy, legislative advocacy, and regulatory law. Two-hour classroom component required. Graded pass/fail. See director of Clinical Placement Program for more details.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 751 Clinical Placement Program: Criminal
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Wednesdays: 5:00 - 8:20 pm
Instructor: Joseph Ellis
CRN: 17277 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Placements with state and federal prosecutors and public defenders. Students must have completed the requirements for third year practice certification for all placements. Two-hour classroom component required. Graded pass/fail. See director of Clinical Placement Program for more details.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 752 Clinical Placement Program: Judicial
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Wednesdays: 4:30 - 7:50 pm
Instructor: Beverly Snukals
CRN: 10777 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Placements are offered in the chambers of both state and federal judges. Students assume the role of a law clerk. Opportunities are available at both the trial and appellate levels. Two-hour classroom component required. Graded pass/fail. See director of Clinical Placement Program for more details.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 749 Clinical Placement Program: Litigation
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Wednesdays: 4:30 - 7:50 pm
Instructor: Jayne Pemberton
CRN: 17236 (section: 1)
Units: 5
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 seats available)
Description
Placements that primarily involve litigation. The course focuses on the litigation process, trial techniques, and professionalism.

LAWE 699 Constitutional History
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays: 4:20 - 6:00 pm
Instructor: Wesley Campbell
CRN: 14876 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Examines the Constitutional Convention of 1787, ratification of the Constitution by state conventions, and adoption of the Bill of Rights.

LAWE 651 Constitutional Law II: Individual Rights
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:35 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Kurt Lash
CRN: 17273 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
An exploration of individual rights in the federal constitution, covering the speech, press, and free exercise rights in the First Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms in the Second Amendment, and the rights of equal protection and due process in the Fourteenth Amendment.

LAWE 679 Contract Drafting
Course Offerings (2)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Fridays: 10:10 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Justin Laughter
CRN: 15616 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays: 6:15 - 7:55 pm
Instructor: Brian Cannon
CRN: 17324 (section: 4)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
In this Law Skills IV pilot course, Application of contract law principles to the drafting of contracts through weekly written exercises, drafting assignments, and negotiations. Techniques to draft clear and accurate contracts and to effectively review contracts drafted by others. Several exercises will include ethical considerations in contract drafting. Meets Lawyering Skills IV requirement.

LAWR 513 Contracts
Course Offerings (3)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 9:00 - 10:10 am
Instructor: David Epstein
CRN: 16162 (section: B)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:40 - 10:20 am
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 16163 (section: C)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 10:40 - 11:50 am
Instructor: David Frisch
CRN: 16721 (section: A)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Basic elements of contract law. Stress on the agreement process, i.e., offer and acceptance, consideration, and substitutes for consideration. Avoidance of contractual obligations, conditions, performance, and breach of contracts are examined, as are discharge of contractual duties and remedies. Third-party beneficiaries, assignments, and illegal contracts may be examined. The Uniform Commercial Code and the Restatement are emphasized throughout.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 619 Core Commercial Law Concepts
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:35 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: David Epstein
CRN: 17225 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 45 (approximately 45 seats available)
Description
Explores the core concepts involved in (1) sales and leases of goods,(2) notes, checks, and electronic forms of payment, (3) credit transactions involving letters of credit and (4) credit transactions involving collateral other than real property. Emphasize principles rather than specific rules.

LAWE 699 Corporate Compliance
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Thursdays: 2:30 - 4:10 pm
Instructor: Andrew Spalding
CRN: 17764 (section: 7)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. A rapidly growing and promising practice area, corporate compliance involves the design, implementation, and monitoring of corporate policies and procedures for reducing the risk of violations within a company. Studies the role of compliance officers within the corporate structure and examines a sampling of federal laws that create especially acute compliance challenges, such as anti-corruption, environmental, health care, and employment law. Students will interact with practicing lawyers and compliance professionals to help understand a company's compliance challenges in practical terms.

LAWE 689 Corporate Finance
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:00 - 10:15 am
Instructor: Daniel Schaffa
CRN: 17763 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Topics covered include an analysis of corporate financial statements; security pricing; and other investment topics. No preliminary ability in finance is assumed and basic skills such as the time value of money are introduced
Prerequisites
Business Associations (602)

LAWE 699 Corruption in International Sports
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Instructor: Andrew Spalding
CRN: 17392 (section: 3)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Uses an ongoing an international sports competition to addresses several salient international anti-corruption issues, including bribery, money laundering, bank secrecy, tax evasion, etc.

LAWE 625 Criminal Procedure: Adjudication
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:35 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Paul Crane
CRN: 15597 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Federal and Virginia procedures at various stages of a criminal prosecution, including bail, preliminary hearings, indictments, discovery, speedy trial, double jeopardy, plea bargaining, jury selection, venue, and jurisdiction.

LAWE 603 Criminal Procedure: Investigation
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Corinna Lain
CRN: 15598 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 seats available)
Description
Examines constitutional law in the criminal context, focusing on the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Topics explored include the selective incorporation doctrine, the exclusionary rule, the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, the Sixth Amendment right to counsel, and the Fifth and Sixth Amendment's application in the area of confessions and interrogation.

LAWE 699 Criminal Trial Practice
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays: 6:15 - 8:45 pm
Instructor: Shari Skipper
CRN: 17393 (section: 5)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 18 (approximately 18 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Advanced trial techniques and evidentiary issues in criminal practice. Oral motions, opening statements, direct examinations, cross examinations, introductions of physical evidence, closing arguments, and anticipated objections to evidence. The classroom component requires students to practice evidentiary and trial skillsweekly. Three to six members of the class will be competitively selected to compete in the John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition in the spring, for which they will receive one additional pass/fail credit.

LAWE 699 Crimmigration
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Erin Collins
CRN: 16700 (section: 4)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Addresses the legal and policy issues that arise at the intersection of immigration law, criminal law, and criminal procedure. Explores how individuals perceived to have violated a criminal offense are treated in the immigration law system, how individuals thought not to be citizens of the United States are uniquely affected by criminal procedure norms and substantive criminal law, and how states and the federal government have sought to police criminal activity by noncitizens. Analysis of constitutional, statutory, and regulatory provisions concerning immigration and the procedural and substantive requirements concerning criminal proceedings as they affect noncitizens.

LAWE 745 D.C. Externship
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Instructor: Stephen Allred
CRN: 17280 (section: 1)
Units: 13
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Supervised externship (field placement) in a federal agency or nonprofit organization in Washington, DC and weekly seminar. Students must (1) work an average of 35 hours per week for 15 weeks at their field placement (500 hours total), (2) attend and actively participate in all weekly seminars, (3) complete the readings in the syllabus, and (4) complete all the written assignments described in the syllabus. Previous externship placements include the Federal Communications Commission, the Justice Department, the Department of Energy, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the DC Office of the Attorney General, and the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Graded pass/fail.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 785 Domestic Violence Seminar
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays: 2:30 - 4:10 pm
Instructor: Margaret Ivey
CRN: 17232 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Explores the dynamics of domestic violence, its impact on families, and how our justice system responds to protect and punish those involved. Topics surveyed include mandatory arrest policies, victimless prosecutions, civil protective orders, and community-based services for domestic violence offenders.

LAWE 699 Elder Law Practicum
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:10 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Leigh Melton
CRN: 17238 (section: 6)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 6 (approximately 6 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Study of the law that impacts the elderly. Application of knowledge by giving legal advice to elderly clients through a medical-legal partnership with the VCU Health System. Topics include public benefit programs, the aging network, health care decision making, housing, guardianship, asset management, wills, planning for disability, and elder abuse. Client advising will include powers of attorney, living wills, simple estate planning, guardianship, long-term care, and grandparenting issues.

LAWE 628 Employment Discrimination Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Henry Chambers
CRN: 12530 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Study of federal laws prohibiting workplace discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, and disability. The primary focus of the course will be on the theories of discrimination that have evolved under the various antidiscrimination laws. Also focuses on specific issues relating to particular types of discrimination such as sexual harassment, sexual orientation discrimination, retaliation and reasonable accommodation of religion and disability. Analyzes the policy underlying the laws and whether the laws are effectively achieving the statutory goal of eliminating workplace discrimination. Discusses the effective use of the federal rules of civil procedure in employment litigation. The grade will be based on a final examination and class participation.

LAWE 629 Employment Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:45 - 10:00 am
Instructor: Stephen Allred
CRN: 13262 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Analysis of statutory and common law regulation of the employment relationship, including employer testing and information gathering, wage and hour regulation, OSHA, workers compensation, wrongful discharge and other common law actions challenging discharge, unemployment compensation, and ERISA. Consideration of what role the law should play in various aspects of the employment relationship.

LAWE 666 Energy Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:35 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Joel Eisen
CRN: 17231 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 17 (approximately 17 seats available)
Description
Focus on the laws and policies that govern the exploitation of energy resources and the production and distribution of electricity. Includes an introduction to the structure of energy law, and in particular its unique hybrid of three types of laws: (1) natural resources laws (laws regulating individual energy resources such as coal and oil); (2) public utility laws; and (3) environmental laws. Also focuses on the laws and policies that affect resources most important to the Mid-Atlantic region, particularly the laws governing coal, natural gas, and electricity. Further study of electricity restructuring (deregulation) and the ongoing Virginia and federal experience with it (including innovative use of market mechanisms) and global climate change and its relationship to energy industries. Course Requirements: Class discussion, possible in-class simulations and exercises, and either a final paper or a final examination at the end of the semester.

LAWE 620 Environmental Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:20 - 5:35 pm
Instructor: Noah Sachs
CRN: 14346 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Looks at current issues in environmental law through the lenses of ecology, politics, economics, and ethics. Will confront issues such as how law regulates private economic activity, how it allocates scarce resources, and how it weighs the interests of future generations. It will examine the interaction of Congress, federal agencies, the states, and the courts in developing and implementing environmental law, and it will explore the diverse and conflicting perspectives of your potential future clients (environmental groups, government agencies, and businesses). Focuses on the major federal environmental laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, and CERCLA, the "Superfund" (toxic waste) statute.

LAWE 599 Evidence
Course Offerings (2)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 8:40 - 9:50 am
Instructor: Corinna Lain
CRN: 10688 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:20 - 10:00 am
Instructor: Erin Collins
CRN: 10689 (section: 2)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
An introduction to the Federal Rules of Evidence. Concepts addressed include relevance, categorical rules of exclusion, character evidence, competency and credibility of witnesses, hearsay and its exceptions, privileges, authentication, and scientific evidence. May also address judicial notice and civil and criminal presumptions.

LAWE 778 Family Law Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:45 pm
Instructor: Dale Cecka
CRN: 16706 (section: 1)
Units: 6
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
Description
Working under the supervision of the clinic director, students will represent low-income clients in the City of Richmond on family law-related matters in a multi-disciplinary collaboration with faculty-supervised graduate students from Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Social Work and Department of Psychology.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 707 Family Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Meredith Harbach
CRN: 10761 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Examines the legal rules governing family relationships and the policies and principles underlying them. Focuses on the following topics: who can marry; the rights, duties, and obligations of marriage; the state's interest in marriage; the dissolution of marriage; property distribution upon dissolution; the arrangements between divorced parents regarding the custody, support and visitation of children; and various jurisdictional issues relating to marriage, divorce, and custody. A central inquiry of the course will explore what a "family" is, and how the definition of "family" varies according to context, reflecting social values and policy goals. Also pays special attention to policy-based and theoretical questions about families, including how race, gender, and class affect the law's regulation of families, as well as the regulation of nontraditional families. Course materials will cut across multiple legal disciplines, such as constitutional law, criminal law, and contracts.

LAWE 636 Federal Courts
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Kevin Walsh
CRN: 15627 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Brings together federal civil procedure and federal constitutional law concepts and builds upon them. Deals with the relationship between the federal courts and other institutions of government, particularly Congress, the President, administrative agencies and the states. Includes the study of judicial review, judicial independence, jurisdiction, sovereign immunity, and habeas corpus actions, among several other topics. This class is particularly appropriate for students interested in clerking for a judge, or for students who anticipate a career litigating in federal court.

LAWE 600 Federal Income Taxation
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 10:40 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Hayes Holderness
CRN: 10690 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Introduces students to the principles and policies of federal income taxation. Provides a framework for recognizing and dealing with tax issues and with tax-related strategies or transactions encountered in other legal practice specialties, including a basic understanding of the major theoretical and structural issues posed by an income tax, and the policy considerations involved in resolving those issues; a basic knowledge of the individual income tax treatment of various types of business and personal transactions and events (including taxation of compensation and fringe benefits, the taxation of various types of investment vehicles, debt-financed property transactions, installment sales, issues related to capitalization and cost recovery, timing issues, and selected issues regarding taxation of the family); the skills necessary to apply a complex statute; an understanding of the planning function provided by tax lawyers; the technical grounding necessary for further tax study or research.

LAWE 680 Health Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:00 - 10:15 am
Instructor: Rachel Suddarth
CRN: 17761 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 seats available)
Description
Focuses on the federal and state laws and regulations applicable to the health care industry, with a particular focus on the regulation of health care providers. Topics covered include: laws regulating referral relationships between health care providers (e.g., the federal anti-kickback statute, the federal Ethics in Patient Referrals Act and the Virginia Practitioner Self-Referral Act); the federal False Claims Act and the false claims provisions of the Social Security Act; application of the antitrust laws to health care providers; licensure of health care providers; and, state certificate of need laws.

LAWE 758 Immigration Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays: 4:20 - 6:00 pm
Instructor: William Benos
CRN: 14356 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Explores the statutory and policy aspects and underpinnings of immigration law, including immigrant and nonimmigrant classifications, admission and exclusion issues, immigration compliance and immigration reform.

LAWE 796 Independent Study
Course Offerings (3)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 17281 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 17282 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 17283 (section: 3)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Independent research on approved selected topics. Topic must be approved in writing prior to registration by the associate dean and by the instructor under whose supervision the research is conducted. Limit of three semester hours total for independent research projects.

LAWE 641 Intellectual Property Fundamentals
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:35 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: James Gibson
CRN: 10728 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Survey of intellectual property law, including copyright, trademark, patent and other subject matters. Serves as the foundation course for the specialist who wishes to pursue the Intellectual Property certificate, but also a good choice for the generalist who simply wants to learn the basics of intellectual property law.

LAWE 790 Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Ashley Dobbs
CRN: 16165 (section: 1)
Units: 6
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 8 (approximately 8 seats available)
Description
Students represent for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as social entrepreneurs, artists, authors and inventors from a variety of backgrounds. Students will help business startup clients by engaging in business formation counseling. Students provide legal services to clients, including negotiating and drafting contracts, providing corporate legal services and analysis, and facilitating strategic decision-making. Students assist clients in the assessment and potential licensing of a variety of intellectual property rights. The classroom seminar will provide clinic students the opportunity to study and reflect on the theoretical framework and application of related substantive subjects.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 757 International Arbitration
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Chiara Giorgetti
CRN: 16704 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 17 (approximately 17 seats available)
Description
Gives an introduction to the main characteristics of international arbitration. In the first part of the semester, we will examine the advantages and disadvantages of arbitration, and why parties may prefer arbitration. We will then look at the arbitration agreement, the process of arbitration, and the enforcement of arbitral awards. This course will review both commercial and investment arbitration and survey the main various arbitral tribunals and their rules, including ICSID, ICC, and ILCA. Examination.

LAWE 642 International Business Transactions
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays: 2:30 - 4:10 pm
Instructor: Andrew Spalding
CRN: 17759 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Problems in international trade and investment; regulation of international trade by national governments and international agencies. Emphasis on lawyer's role in counseling firms engaged in international activities.

LAWE 643 International Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:35 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Chiara Giorgetti
CRN: 14349 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 20 (approximately 20 seats available)
Description
Basic principles, including sources of international law, settlement of international disputes, responsibilities and immunities of sovereign states, human rights, and the machinery of international law and justice.

LAWE 671 Interviewing, Negotiating, and Counseling
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Instructor: Leigh Melton
CRN: 17229 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Analysis of the relationships between attorney and client, attorney and witness, and attorney and opposing counsel. Examine and practice interviewing skills and explore the role of the attorney as counselor. Theories of decision-making in the lawyer/client relationship and identifying client values. Negotiation theory and techniques for conducting a successful negotiation. Observe and practice interviewing, counseling, and negotiation.

LAWE 699 Juvenile Justice
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays: 2:30 - 4:10 pm
Instructor: Julie McConnell
CRN: 17391 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Special Topic. Explores the statutory, caselaw, and policy aspects and underpinnings of juvenile delinquency law. Designed to help the student develop a thorough understanding of the evolution of juvenile law, adolescent development, and the many special issues involved in the representation of child clients. Class will be taught through a combination of lecture, demonstration, small group discussions of hypothetical situations, simulation, and guest lectures. Topics will include the vulnerability of young people to falsely confess, the ways children are treated in the court system, trauma-informed responses to juvenile delinquency, ethical considerations, the challenges presented by clients with mental health issues, and specialized interviewing techniques.

LAWE 645 Land Use Planning
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Carol Brown
CRN: 16285 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 17 (approximately 17 seats available)
Description
Government control of use of land and eminent domain. Zoning, subdivision control, and urban redevelopment and planning.

LAWE 665 Law of Clean and Renewable Energy
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Joel Eisen
CRN: 17760 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Explores the challenges and opportunities that come with new policies seeking to promote renewable energy and transition to a low-carbon electricity system. Covers attributes of specific types of renewable energy (including wind, solar, and biofuels) and mandates and goals for renewable energy (including renewable portfolio standards and feed-in tariffs); federal, state, and local demand response laws, including their relationship to the Smart Grid; state and federal laws governing the siting and permitting of renewable energy facilities; tax and other incentives for demand response and renewables; ratemaking, wholesale markets and other aspects of the sale of electricity; and financing mechanisms for transactions involving efficiency and renewables.

LAWE 637 Law of Educational Equity
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays: 1:05 - 2:45 pm
Instructor: Kevin Woodson
CRN: 17790 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Analyzes the current law and policy debates that are shaping elementary and secondary education in the United States. Focuses on systemic issues of educational opportunity, such as race and sex discrimination, school finance and school choice. Also explores the role of the government, particularly the courts, in American education. Although the course focuses on the legal and policy decisions that governments, school districts and students are confronting today, it also includes a historical perspective where necessary to inform our understanding of the current issues.

LAWR 598 Lawyering Skills III
Course Offerings (12)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays: 4:20 - 6:00 pm
Instructor: Michael Herring
CRN: 10889 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Wednesdays: 4:05 - 5:45 pm
Instructor: David Johnson
CRN: 10890 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays: 4:20 - 6:00 pm
Instructors: Ashley Davis Randall Johnson
CRN: 10891 (section: 3)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays: 6:15 - 7:55 pm
Instructors: Sean Byrne Peter Duffey
CRN: 10892 (section: 4)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays: 8:20 - 10:00 am
Instructor: Jennifer Nesbitt
CRN: 10893 (section: 5)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays: 6:15 - 7:55 pm
Instructors: Stephen Faraci Corey Booker
CRN: 10895 (section: 7)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Wednesdays: 6:15 - 7:55 pm
Instructors: Stephen Miller Kathleen McCauley
CRN: 10896 (section: 8)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Thursdays: 4:20 - 6:00 pm
Instructors: Lynn Brice Randy Rowlett
CRN: 10898 (section: 10)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Wednesdays: 4:05 - 5:45 pm
Instructors: Tracy Thorne-Begland Traci Miller
CRN: 10899 (section: 11)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays: 6:15 - 7:55 pm
Instructors: Mary Maguire Dale Mullen
CRN: 10900 (section: 9)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays: 6:15 - 7:55 pm
Instructors: Toni Randall Robert Wagner
CRN: 17755 (section: 6)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Wednesdays: 6:15 - 7:55 pm
Instructors: Ronald Jones David Harbach
CRN: 17756 (section: 12)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Introduces second-year students to essential lawyering skills of trial and appellate advocacy.

LAWR 517 Legal Analysis and Writing I
Course Offerings (5)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:10 - 10:25 am
Instructor: Rachel Suddarth
CRN: 10879 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:35 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Laura Webb
CRN: 10880 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Instructor: Doron Samuel-Siegel
CRN: 10881 (section: 4)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:35 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Christopher Corts
CRN: 10884 (section: 5)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Instructor: Tamar Schwartz
CRN: 17245 (section: 3)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Introduces first-year law student to essential lawyering skills including legal analysis, predictive and persuasive writing, and oral communication.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWR 520 Legal Research I
Course Offerings (5)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Wednesdays: 10:05 - 10:55 am
Instructor: Elizabeth Schiller
CRN: 17240 (section: 1)
Units: 0
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays: 3:00 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Joyce Janto
CRN: 17241 (section: 4)
Units: 0
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Thursdays: 1:05 - 1:55 pm
Instructor: Jason Zarin
CRN: 17242 (section: 5)
Units: 0
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays: 11:00 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Maureen Moran
CRN: 17243 (section: 2)
Units: 0
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays: 1:05 - 1:55 pm
Instructor: Roger Skalbeck
CRN: 17244 (section: 3)
Units: 0
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Introduces first year law students to the tools used in law practice to find primary and secondary sources of legal authority. Identify and evaluate these tools and sources to enunciate and interpret rules and support legal arguments.

LAWE 762 Medical Malpractice
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Fridays: 8:15 - 9:55 am
Instructor: Marshall Ross
CRN: 16156 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 17 (approximately 17 seats available)
Description
Liability of physician for injuries arising out of the physician patient relationship. Includes coverage of standard of care, causation, informed consent, intentional torts, and recoverable damages.

LAWE 735 National Security Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays: 4:20 - 6:00 pm
Instructor: David Novak
CRN: 17768 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Offers an analysis of the interplay of law and national security. It will include coverage of such issues as: terrorism offenses, espionage, collection of evidence in international cases, interrogation techniques, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, protection and use of classified evidence in federal court, the right to counsel and national security defendants, military detention, and trials of cases involving national security.

LAWE 672 Negotiation
Course Offerings (2)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Thursdays: 6:15 - 7:55 pm
Instructor: Jack Burtch
CRN: 10746 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 24 (approximately 24 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Wednesdays: 6:15 - 7:55 pm
Instructor: Julie Cillo
CRN: 17325 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Introduction to the theory and practice of negotiations. Game theory, economic model bargaining, social-psychological theories and the problem-solving negotiation theory are each studied. Explores the different negotiation styles, techniques of preparation and information gathering, persuasion and the process of exchange in bargaining. Both dispute resolution and transactional negotiations are reviewed.

LAWE 744 Patent Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:35 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Kristen Osenga
CRN: 11569 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Covers fundamental doctrines of patent law and is designed to serve as a basic course for those who wish to specialize in this field, as well as to provide a general background for a corporate or business practice. Topics will include eligible subject matter for patenting; conditions for patentability, including utility, novelty, non-obviousness, enablement, best mode, definiteness, and adequate written description; patent infringement; defenses; and remedies. Will study statutory aspects of patent law, as well as judicial interpretation by the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit Court. Further, course will consider justifications for the patent monopoly. An engineering or science background is not required to take the course.

LAWE 601 Pre-Trial Litigation Skills
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays: 6:15 - 8:45 pm
Instructor: Isaac Mcbeth
CRN: 15629 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Enhances understanding of critical pretrial tools and provides practical experience with using these tools. Course requires drafting a variety of pretrial documents that are frequently used in litigation, such as a complaint, and a pretrial motion. Also provides practice of such skills as interviewing clients and negotiating settlements. Focuses on the correct use of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure but relevant in state court litigation as well.

LAWR 605 Professional Responsibility
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Fridays: 10:10 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Joyce Janto
CRN: 15306 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Ethical standards of the legal profession, including judicial ethics and unauthorized practice.

LAWE 714 Professional Responsibility: Role of the Prosecutor
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:35 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Paul Crane
CRN: 17275 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Examines how and why the prosecutor has become the most influential actor in today's criminal justice process. Debates the normative consequences of that development. Discusses a variety of topics of contemporary significance, including the scope of prosecutorial power, past and current attempts to constrain prosecutorial power, and how prosecutorial power shapes the criminal justice system as a whole. Examines the relationships between prosecutors and other institutions, such as legislatures, courts, defense attorneys, victims, and the public. The course will also include substantial instruction on the rules of professional conduct as they apply to prosecutors. Assessment based on participation in class and a series of short papers.

LAWE 639 Public Policy Research and Drafting
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Thursdays: 1:05 - 3:35 pm
Instructor: Tara Casey
CRN: 15113 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 seats available)
Description
Combines both advanced legal research and writing instruction with a client-based experience. Provides students with an opportunity to explore advanced legal research in the public policy field, develop their writing skills in the context of creating an issue paper, and engage in client relations with nonprofit organizations from the greater Richmond community.

LAWE 765 Race, Religion and the Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:45 - 10:00 am
Instructor: Jonathan Stubbs
CRN: 17769 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 12 (approximately 12 seats available)
Description
Focuses on the intersection of race and religion, and their impact on the law as expressed in American judicial decisions. To facilitate this inquiry, the course furnishes historical background regarding the evolution of the concept of race in western societies, especially Europe and the United States. Also addresses how religious traditions, notably Christianity, have impacted the understanding of race.

LAWE 611 Real Estate Transfers and Finance
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: Carol Brown
CRN: 16776 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 seats available)
Description
Surveys modern real estate transactions, such as condominiums, cooperatives, sales and leasebacks, leasehold mortgages, FHA and VA financing, tax consequences, title insurance, construction loan agreements, and shopping center leases.

LAWE 725 Regulating Reproduction
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Wednesdays: 8:45 - 10:25 am
Instructor: Meredith Harbach
CRN: 17767 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Study of the interrelationship of legal rules, politics, ideology, and socio-economic realities that shape reproductive rights and justice. Explores the meaning of "reproductive rights" and "reproductive justice," and considers a wide spectrum of related topics, including types of abortion restrictions upheld since Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, access to contraception and reproductive health services, new reproductive technologies, and the U.S. government's role in reproductive rights, among others.

LAWE 780 Research Assistant
Course Offerings (8)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 17284 (section: 1)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 17285 (section: 2)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 17286 (section: 3)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 17287 (section: 4)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 17288 (section: 5)
Units: 1
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 17289 (section: 6)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 17290 (section: 7)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Instructor: John Preis
CRN: 17291 (section: 8)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
Students may assist professors on the full-time faculty in their scholarly research efforts, either for pay (under the University Work Study Program), or for academic credit, though not for both at the same time. Students may earn up to four hours of academic credit toward their degree requirements by serving as unpaid research assistants. The credit hours may be pass/fail or graded, at the option of the student, and with the permission of the professor. Graded credit hours require a written work product by the student that will enable the professor to determine an appropriate grade. To receive academic credit, the student must work an average of four hours per week throughout the semester, for each hour of academic credit earned. Registration is with permission of the professor and the dean's office. Limit of four semester hours total.

LAWE 677 Secured Transactions
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:05 - 2:20 pm
Instructor: David Frisch
CRN: 10749 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
Description
An introduction to the law governing contractually created interests in personal property used to secure payment or performance of obligations. Study of the creation, perfection, priority and enforcement of security interests in personal property under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Also includes an examination of relevant provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and some other state and federal statutes that affect security interests.

LAWE 674 Tax Policy Seminar
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays: 2:30 - 4:10 pm
Instructor: Daniel Schaffa
CRN: 15309 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 9 (approximately 9 seats available)
Description
Designed for students generally interested in public policy issues as well as for those specializing in tax. Focuses on the policies and structures of a well designed tax system; examines the goals, politics, and history of tax reform; and provides an overview of the central policy issues raised by income-based and consumption-based tax systems.

LAWE 635 Taxation of Partnerships and LLCs
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Thursdays: 2:30 - 4:10 pm
Instructor: Hayes Holderness
CRN: 17789 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Nature and formation of a partnership; taxation of partnership income; transactions between related parties; termination of partnership; sale of partnership interest; distribution by partnership; special basis adjustment; and distribution to retiring or deceased partners. Also includes treatment of pass-through entities.
Prerequisites
Federal Income Taxation (600).

LAWE 622 The Constitution & the State Attorney General
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Thursdays: 4:20 - 6:00 pm
Instructors: Trevor Cox Matt McGuire
CRN: 17855 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 16 (approximately 16 seats available)
Description
Unique role and powers of State Attorneys General, with a focus on how the work of an Attorney General's office relates to both the federal and State constitutions. Issues will include the origins of the office of Attorney General; the function and interpretation of State constitutions (with primary reference to the Constitution of Virginia), especially in relation to the U.S. Constitution; how Attorneys General advance and defend the rights of State residents and the constitutionality of State laws through litigation; and the increasing influence of cooperative multi-State efforts led by Attorneys General and the nationwide injunctions that result. Case studies to illuminate these issues will be taken from areas of significant public interest, such as immigration, health care, gun rights, equality, and redistricting.
Prerequisites
LAWR 503 Constitutional Law

LAWE 695 The Happy Lawyer: Finding Your Path
Course Offerings (1)
Sunday, September 9, 2018; 
6:00 - 9:30 pm
Sunday, October 7, 2018; 
6:00 - 9:30 pm
Sunday, November 11, 2018; 
6:00 - 9:30 pm
CRN: 17278 (section: 1)
Units: 0
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 10 (approximately 10 seats available)
Description
Explores the role that workplace attributes and personal characteristics play in the lives of lawyers. Class meetings will be held on Sunday evenings over dinner at the home of Dean Perdue. During each class session, students will discuss prepared readings relevant to the course topic, and interact with guest speakers who will share a real-world perspective on lawyering, career development, self-care practices, and the particular ways they have pursued happiness, purpose, and meaning in their work. Credit for the pass/fail course will be reflected on each student¿s spring semester transcript.

LAWM 701 The U.S. Legal System
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Thursdays: 8:40 - 10:20 am
Instructor: Clark Williams
CRN: 16150 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 14 (approximately 14 seats available)
Description
Introduces students with foreign legal training to the American legal system, including its history and governmental structure, the common law system and its methodology, the adversary system and jury trials, an overview of federal and state court systems and judges, and basic concepts of civil and criminal procedure.

LAWR 514 Torts
Course Offerings (3)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:20 - 6:00 pm
Instructor: Carl Tobias
CRN: 10856 (section: A)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Fridays: 1:05 - 2:45 pm
Mondays: 4:10 - 5:50 pm
Instructor: Carl Tobias
CRN: 10859 (section: B)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 50 (approximately 50 seats available)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 10:35 - 11:45 am
Instructor: Noah Sachs
CRN: 12638 (section: C)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Liability for personal injuries and injuries to property. Includes analysis of various intentional tort theories, the concepts of negligence and strict liability, and the privileges and defenses which may apply to actions brought in tort. May include treatment of one or more special or emerging areas such as product liability, misrepresentation, privacy, defamation, misuse of legal procedures, or interference with advantageous relationships.
Prerequisites
This course requires special approval for registration; contact the professor for details.

LAWE 768 Trademark and Unfair Competition Law
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 9:10 - 10:00 am
Instructor: Kristen Osenga
CRN: 16157 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 30 (approximately 30 seats available)
Description
Will cover federal and common-law trademark law, trade secrets, and unfair competition. Within the unfair competition section, topics will include interference with contractual relations, trade libel, unfair competition under the Lanham Act, publicity rights, and consumer protection. Will also examine public policies and economic considerations underlying these rules that govern competition within the marketplace. In addition to these basic topics, will cover areas of current interest, such as the application of traditional principles to non traditional media, i.e. the Internet.

LAWM 702 U.S. Legal Research and Writing
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 3:00 - 3:50 pm
Instructor: Laura Webb
CRN: 16151 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 17 (approximately 17 seats available)
Description
Develop and practice effective communicate English about legal issues, using the style and analytic approach of U.S. legal discourse. Development of familiarity with the tools and techniques to research issues of U.S. Law. Offered pass/fail.

LAWE 664 Virginia Procedure
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 2:35 - 3:25 pm
Instructor: Hamilton Bryson
CRN: 10742 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 37 (approximately 37 seats available)
Description
Specialized course in Virginia civil procedure which covers the subject of procedure from the point of view of practice in the Virginia state courts. Covers every aspect of procedure from self-help, subject matter jurisdiction, active jurisdiction, service of process, venue, parties, pleading, discovery, pre-trial motions, motions at trial, post-verdict motions, judgments, costs, and appeals Taught by lecture and discussion.

LAWE 687 White Collar Crime
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:35 - 11:50 am
Instructor: Henry Chambers
CRN: 17791 (section: 1)
Units: 3
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 44 (approximately 44 seats available)
Description
Study of what are generally considered to be business or organizational crimes. Topics to be explored may include: mail and wire fraud, conspiracy, public corruption, perjury (including false statements and false claims liability), money laundering, federal sentencing guidelines, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, grand jury practice and internal investigations.

LAWE 606 Wills and Trusts
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 4:20 - 6:00 pm
Instructor: Marcia Kelly
CRN: 10697 (section: 1)
Units: 4
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 90 (approximately 90 seats available)
Description
Considers the transmission of property when an owner dies: laws of intestate distribution that are applied where there is no will; the use of wills , including rules of execution, change and interpretation; and the intention and use of trusts, with emphasis on the role of trusts in estate planning.

LAWE 770 Wrongful Conviction Seminar
Course Offerings (1)
August 27, 2018 through December 7, 2018
Mondays: 8:45 - 10:25 am
Instructor: Mary Tate
CRN: 10902 (section: 1)
Units: 2
Exam period: Flexible Exam Period
Capacity: 6 (approximately 6 seats available)
Description
A topical introductory course addressing the causes of wrongful convictions. The readings are multi-disciplinary and heavily drawn from law review articles. Class participation is an important piece. The class has several guest speakers who address public policy issues in the area of wrongful convictions. Those who take this course have priority for the spring clinic, but students not planning on the clinic are also encouraged to enroll. There is no final exam.