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361, 461. Administrative Law.
Forms of law governing jurisdiction and procedure of
state and federal agencies; right and scope of judicial review;
relation of administrative agencies to legislature and chief
361E. Administrative Law, Texas.
The law of and about administrative agencies;
comparison between federal and Texas administrative law. Law 361E
and 279M (Topic: Texas Administrative Law) may not both
261J, 361J, 461J. Employment Law.
An examination of legal doctrines governing
employment relations outside the collective bargaining arena:
development of the common law doctrine of at-will employment, the
doctrine of free market control of employment, and
problems raised by new employee rights, including affirmative
action, pregnancy, disability, and comparable worth. Law 261J,
361J, 461J and 379M (Topic: Employment Law) may not both
261K, 361K, 461K. Labor Law.
Collective bargaining and government intervention;
functions of labor unions; settlement of labor disputes; rights of
employees and of union members.
261M, 361M. ERISA: An Introduction to Employee
Pension and Health Plans.
Pension taxation, antidiscrimination rules, fiduciary
duties arising from employee benefit trusts, and the regulatory
tension between federal and state governments regarding
health benefits. Law 261M, 361M and 279M, 379M (Topic:
ERISA) may not both be counted.
Prerequisite: Law 454J or 254N.
262L, 362L. Remedies.
Compensatory, restitutionary, and exemplary damages
for breach of contract or for injury of personal and property
interests; injunctions and other equitable relief.
263T, 363T, 463T. International Energy Transactions.
International business transactions in the energy and
natural resource industries. Law 263T, 363T, 463T and 279M,
379M, 479M (Topic: International Energy
Transactions) may not both be counted.
264C, 364C, 464C. Medicine and the Law.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Law
264C, 364C, 464C and 279M, 379M, 479M (Topic: Medicine and
the Law) may not both be counted.
Prerequisite: As announced for each topic.
Topic 1: Bioethics.
Legal issues arising from the
development of biomedical technologies that extend life and
manipulate its creation. Law 264C focuses on death and
dying and reproductive issues. Law 364C covers additional
material on human experimentation and organ
Topic 2: Regulation of the Health Care
Medicine as an industry; the types of legal regulation that
control the medical profession and regulate the health care
364G. Indian Law, Federal.
Federal law governing Indian tribes and Indian people.
Contemporary original tribal source material. Law 364G and
379M (Topic: Indian Law) may not both be counted.
264S, 364S. Construction Law.
Issues in general United States law that affect commercial
and industrial construction, with emphasis on significant
Texas cases. Overview of the construction process, examining
roles of various parties, followed by consideration of the legal
problems frequently encountered. Law 264S, 364S and
279M (Topic: Construction Law) may not both be counted.
365. Texas Procedure I.
Texas civil and criminal procedure to beginning of trial,
including jurisdiction and venue, joinder of parties and
actions, and res judicata. The equivalent of three lecture hours a
week for one semester. Prerequisite: Law 233, 333, or 533.
265M, 365M. Land-Use Regulation.
Legal aspects of government programs for controlling land
use, emphasizing urban problems.
267M, 367M, 467M. Estate and Gift Tax.
Federal gift, estate, and generation-skipping taxes. May
not be counted by students with credit for Law 256, 356, or
456. Prerequisite: Law 289N, 389N, 489N, or 589N.
368C. Introduction to Mexican Law.
A general study of the Mexican legal system, including
public, social, and private law.
268N, 368N, 468N. Employment Discrimination.
Issues related to the elimination of discrimination and
the promotion of equality in employment.
269, 369, 469. Insurance.
Solicitation and sale of insurance; persons and interests
protected by insurance; selection and control of risks;
disposition of claims.
269P, 369P. Insurance Litigation.
Detailed review of consumers' rights and remedies in
insurance litigation. Emphasis on practical applications of
substantive law, including actionable conduct, statutory
and common law theories, standing, persons and entities
that may be liable, remedies, defenses, presuit
considerations, pleadings, discovery, trial practice, and ethics. Law 269P,
369P and 279M (Topic: Insurance Litigation) may not both
369R. Regulated Industries.
Law 369R and 379M (Topic: Regulated
Industries) may not both be counted.
270J, 370J. Criminal Defense, Advanced.
The basics of criminal defense, from a practical
perspective. Law 270J, 370J and 279M (Topic: Criminal Defense,
Advanced) may not both be counted.
270M, 370M. Criminal Procedure: Prosecution.
The litigation of a criminal case, from the defendant's
initial appearance in court through pretrial matters and the trial
270N, 370N. Communications Torts.
An advanced torts course. Covers harm committed by
means of communication rather than by physical acts, including
defamation, invasion of privacy, and interference with
commercial and familial relations.
Prerequisite: Law 227, 327, or 527.
370R. Torts, Advanced.
Issues that arise in a sophisticated tort practice. Personal
injury litigation is considered from both the plaintiff's and
the defense's viewpoint. Law 370R and 379M (Topic:
Torts II) may not both be counted.
370S. Commercial Torts.
Torts that protect purely economic interests and the
interplay of tort and contract law. Includes misrepresentation,
interference with business relations, defamation in a
private context, the theory of prima facie tort, and the insurance
torts. Law 370S and 379M (Topic: Commercial
Torts) may not both be counted.
370T. Mass Tort Litigation.
Problems in complex mass tort litigation that emerged
during the 1980s and have become a permanent part of the
litigation landscape. Law 370T and 379M (Topic:
Mass Tort Litigation) may not both be counted.
Prerequisite: Law 233 and 333, or 533; and Law 227 and 327, or 527.
371G. Constitutional and International Law.
The relationship between constitutional and
international law: the origin of the latter in the former, the historical
succession of constitutional archetypes that arose because of
international conflict, and the future of international law as
its constitutional basis changes. Law 371G and 379M (Topic:
Constitutional and International Law) may not both be counted.
371K, 471K. International Legal Process.
Legal organization of the international community;
sources of and modes of applying international law; jurisdiction
and treatment of nationals and aliens; extradition; war and peace.
271M, 371M, 471M. Accounting for Lawyers.
Introduction to the theory of financial accounting and
its numerous applications to the practice of law.
271N, 371N, 471N. National Security Law.
Survey of topics relating law and security: strategic arms
and arms control, economic sanctions, intelligence.
Prerequisite: Completion of first-year law courses.
371P. Economics and National Security Policies.
The art and science of economic and national security
policy-making, including the selection of policymakers, and
the theory, implications, and consequences of policy
decisions. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Law 371P and
379M (Topic 1: Economics and National Security
Policies) may not both be counted.
371R. Perspectives on Public Policy.
Policy formation in the areas of economics, national
security, science, technology, and trade. Law 371R and 379M
(Topic: Perspectives on Public Policy) may not both be counted.
372G. International Affairs: President, Congress,
Powers of the three branches of federal government over
foreign affairs; the extent to which domestic and
international law constrains the exercise of these powers. Law 372G
and 379M (Topic: International Affairs: President, Congress,
and Courts) may not both be counted.
274K, 374K, 474K,
574K. Business Associations.
Basic course in the organization, management, financing,
and dissolution of business associations and their creditors.
Although some attention is given to agency principles
governing the representation of business associations and to
partnership law, emphasis is on the business corporation
with particular attention to the problems of the closed
274N, 374N, 474N. Taxation of Natural Resources.
Special application of the federal income tax to oil, gas,
and solid mineral extractive industries.
274R, 374R, 474R. International Tax.
Overview of ways the United States taxes (1) nonresident
aliens and foreign corporations on income from United
States sources and (2) United States persons and corporations
on income received from international sources. Law 274R,
374R, 474R and 279M, 379M (Topic: International
Tax) may not both be counted.
Prerequisite: Law 254K, 354K, 454K, 554K,
254N, or 354N.
376C. Texas Civil Procedure: Pretrial.
Pretrial preparation for litigation in Texas courts. The
litigation process from inception to the days immediately
before trial. Law 376C and 379M (Topic: Texas Civil Procedure:
Pretrial) may not both be counted.
376D. Texas Civil Procedure: Trial and Appeal.
Trials and appeals in Texas courts, from the days
immediately before trial through the appellate process. Law 376D and
379M (Topic: Texas Civil Procedure: Trial and
Appeal) may not both be counted.
276E, 376E. The Jury System from John Jay to O.J.
Origin of the jury and how it has changed over time.
Jury selection, jury comprehension, jury instructions, and jury
nullification. Law 276E, 376E and 279M (Topic: The Jury System from
John Jay to O.J.) may not both be counted.
376F. Legal Process.
The institutional and jurisprudential consequences of
legal rules; the application of legal-process approaches to
problems of private and public law. Law 376F and 379M (Topic:
Legal Process) may not both be counted.
476G. Trial Tactics.
An intensive trial advocacy course covering all aspects of
trial. Only one of the following may be counted: Law 476G,
176N, 276N, 376N, 276Q.
376K. Texas Procedure II.
Texas civil and criminal procedure from beginning of trial
to end of appellate process; original proceedings in
appellate courts. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for
one semester. Prerequisite: Law 233, 333, or 533.
276L, 376L. Water Law.
Judicial, legislative, and administrative problems in water
resources development, allocation, and control.
276M, 376M, 476M. Trial Advocacy: Principles.
A graded course in which the principles of advocacy skills
are taught--to be combined with a practice course
culminating in a mock jury trial.
176N, 276N, 376N. Trial Advocacy: Practice Skills.
A practical skills course culminating in a mock jury
trial--to be taken with a graded section in which the principles of
advocacy skills are taught. Offered on the pass/fail basis
only. Only one of the following may be counted: Law 476G,
176N, 276N, 376N, 276Q. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in
Law 276M, 376M, or 476M.
276Q. Intensive Trial Advocacy Program.
The effect of federal and state rules of evidence on trial
tactics. Litigation ethics and ways to combat unethical
behavior by opponents. Only one of the following may be
counted: Law 476G, 176N, 276N, 376N, 276Q. Law 276Q and
279M (Topic: Intensive Trial Advocacy) may not both be counted.
376R. Texas Civil Procedure for Litigators.
The most advanced and specialized course in Texas civil
procedure, emphasizing the practitioner's role in pleading,
discovery, preservation of error, charge preparation, and
appeals. Offered on the pass/fail basis only.
276S, 376S, 476S,
576S. Civil Litigation, Advanced.
An advanced course encompassing the principles and
skills of trial advocacy and civil procedure; pretrial discovery
and motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, jury trial,
and appeal. Prerequisite: Law 365; 376K; 276M, 376M, or
476M; and 176N, 276N, or 376N.
277, 377, 477. Admiralty Law.
A survey of the law applicable to the business of using the
oceans and other navigable waters to transport people, goods,
and materials, and the related business of exploring for oil and
gas beneath those waters.
377D. Maritime Injuries Litigation: Advanced
A review of recent important decisions dealing with the
rights of maritime workers, harbor workers, and others injured
under circumstances of potential admiralty jurisdiction.
Law 377D and 379M (Topic: Maritime Injuries
Litigation) may not both be counted.
Prerequisite: Law 277, 377, or 477.
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Chapter 1 - General Information
Chapter 2 - Admission
Chapter 3 - Academic Policies and Procedures
Chapter 4 - Degrees
Chapter 6 - The Faculty
Appendix - Endowments
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