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278J, 378J. Domestic Violence and the Law.
Social and historical context of battering; related civil and criminal law issues; alternative procedural frameworks and legislative reforms; state-of-the-art court programs working to combat domestic violence. Only one of the following may be counted: Law 278J, 378J, 279M (Topic: Domestic Violence and the Law), 297N (Topic: Seminar: Nonwriting: Domestic Violence and the Law).

178K, 278K, 378K, 478K. Marital Property Rights.
Property rights of husband and wife; the Texas community property system; homestead. Prerequisite: Law 231, 331, or 531.

278N, 378N, 478N. Texas Criminal Procedure: Pretrial.
The statutory law and appellate case law related to pretrial criminal court procedure in Texas. Prerequisite: A course in criminal procedure.

378P, 478P. Texas Criminal Procedure: Trial and Beyond.
The statutory law and appellate case law related to criminal court procedure--trial and beyond--in Texas. Prerequisite: A course in criminal procedure.

278R, 378R. Capital Punishment.
General jurisprudential and moral issues related to capital punishment; developments in capital punishment law over the past two decades. Only one of the following may be counted: Law 278R, 378R, 279M (Topic: Capital Punishment), 297N (Topic: Seminar: Nonwriting: Capital Punishment).

179M, 279M, 379M, 479M, 579M, 679M. Contemporary Legal Developments.
Topics to be announced. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: As announced for each topic.

Topic 2: Trial Advocacy Skills.

280C, 380C, 480C. Payment Systems.
Covers Articles 3, 4, 5, and 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Deals primarily with payment systems.

180D, 280D, 380D, 480D. Secured Credit.
Credit transactions in which the creditor by contract obtains a lien on personal property--Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. It is recommended that students take Law 280C, 380C, or 480C before this course.

180E. Payment Systems.
Articles 3, 5, and 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code, related aspects of federal law, and some international sources of law. Law 380C and 180E may not both be counted.

181C, 281C, 381C, 481C. Constitutional Law II.
Emphasis on First Amendment rights, due process, and equal protection; or other topics as announced. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Law 334 or 434; additional prerequisites announced with topics.

381R. Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Advanced specialty course. Negotiation, meditation, arbitration, minitrial, and other means of resolving disputes short of full litigation.

281S, 381S. Mediation.
Skills and techniques needed for effective negotiation and mediation. Law 379M (Topic: Mediation) and 281S, 381S may not both be counted.

282, 382, 482. Conflict of Laws.
Treatment of claims concerning breach of contract, tortious injury of person or property, ownership of land or chattels, and status, where the claims involve facts foreign to the adjudicating state; jurisdiction and enforcement of foreign judgments.

282C, 382C. Immigration and Citizenship.
Admission, exclusion, and deportation of aliens; native-born, derivative, and naturalized citizenship.

382D. International Trade.
Legal principles and processes that affect both private and governmental decisions about international economic relations. Law 379M (Topic: International Trade) and 382D may not both be counted.

382E. International Law and Foreign Investment.
The international community's regulation of foreign investment. Primary focus on United States investment in other countries, with some attention to foreign investment in the United States. Law 379M (Topic: International Law and Foreign Investment) and 382E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: A course in international law is recommended but not required.

382F. International Petroleum Transactions.
International petroleum transactions in the context of a single industry: the various participants and the transactions that take place at each stage of the industry, from acquisition of development rights through exploration and production to transportation and marketing. Law 379M (Topic: International Petroleum Transactions) and 382F may not both be counted.

382J. International Organizations.
The principal legal issues concerning organizations composed of nation-states, including interpretation of their organic instruments, legal status and powers, membership and participation, norm-creation, dispute settlement, and enforcement of decisions. Primary focus on the United Nations and its specialized agencies, with some discussion of economic organizations and other important groupings of states. Law 379M (Topic: International Organizations) and 382J may not both be counted.

282N, 382N, 482N. Comparative Law.
Nature and functions of the comparative study of law; study in detail of history, territorial expansion, and basic features of the civil law.

282P, 382P, 482P. Complex Litigation.
Advanced civil procedure course dealing with multiparty and complex cases, including problems in litigation context. Prerequisite: Law 233, 333, or 533.

382R. International Litigation.
Special problems of civil litigation when one or both parties are nonresident aliens, or the facts have significant international contacts, or both.

382T. International Business Litigation.
Resolution of disputes from transnational business transactions. International arbitration, gathering evidence abroad, and enforcement of judgments transnationally. Law 379M (Topic: International Business Litigation) and 382T may not both be counted.

283, 383, 483. Evidence.
Principles and rules governing admissibility and relevance of evidence in trial courts; qualification, privileges, and examination of witnesses; burden of proof and presumptions.

284C. Corporate and Securities Law and Transactions.
Aspects of corporate and securities law not covered in Law 274K, 374K, 474K, 574K. Legal as well as business and economic factors and considerations, with emphasis on corporate and securities transactions. Law 279M (Topic: Corporation Law, Finance, and Securities) and 284C may not both be counted.

284D, 384D. Corporation Law, Finance, Securities, and Reorganizations.
Examination of areas of corporation law not covered or covered briefly in Law 274K, 374K, 474K, 574K. Topics include the nature and theory of the firm and valuation of the firm and its securities. Law 379M (Topic: Corporation Law, Finance, Securities, and Reorganizations) and 284D, 384D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Law 274K, 374K, 474K, or 574K.

284N, 384N, 484N. Securities Regulation.
Federal and state regulation of the distribution of, and trading in, securities, with particular emphasis on problems of coverage and administration of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, and the Investment Company Act of 1940. Prerequisite: Law 274K, 374K, 474K, or 574K.

285, 385. Professional Responsibility.
The lawyer's responsibility in making and administering the law; the codes of ethics and problems of professional conduct.

286, 386, 486. Federal Courts.
Jurisdiction, venue, and procedure in federal trial and appellate courts; relationship between federal and state courts; remedies against government and against state and federal officers.

286C, 386C. Federal Courts I.
Supreme Court cases on the two-law system in both sets of courts. Judicial power to fashion federal common law, including new federal causes of action; doctrines of supremacy, preemption, and federalization; interpretation of federal law.

286D, 386D. Federal Courts II.
Current and classic Supreme Court cases on the two-court system and American judicial power. Problems of separation of powers and federalism. Acute conflicts of jurisdiction. Federal judicial interference with state government.

287C. The Supreme Court.
Discussion of cases currently pending before the Supreme Court. Only one of the following may be counted: Law 279M (Topic: The Supreme Court), 287C, 297N (Topic: Seminar: Nonwriting: The Supreme Court). Prerequisite: Law 334; Law 386 is recommended but not required.

389D. Demography and the Law.
Same as Sociology 389K (Topic 7: Law and Demography). Legal issues in which statistical and demographic data (especially censuses and surveys) are used as evidence.

389G. Gender and the Law.
Examination and evaluation of the role of law in maintaining a gendered society. Case readings, examination of statutes, and readings that provide different perspectives brought to this and related questions by feminist theory. Law 379M (Topic: Gender and the Law) and 389G may not both be counted.

289N, 389N, 489N, 589N. Wills and Estates.
Execution, revocation, and interpretation of wills; future interests, particularly those involved in testamentary trusts; perpetuities; powers of appointment. Prerequisite: Law 231, 331, or 531.

389P. Legal Scholarship.
The genres of legal scholarship, including jurisprudence, traditional legal analysis, law and economics, sociology of law, and legal history. Law 379M (Topic: Legal Scholarship) and 389P may not both be counted.

289S, 389S, 489S. Sociology of Law.
Sociological theories and research about law and legal institutions.

190, 290, 390. Oil and Gas.
Creation and transfer of interests in oil and gas; mutual obligations of parties to a mineral lease; correlative obligations of neighboring mineral owners; regulation of production.

294L, 394L, 494L. Local Government Law.
State constitutional law concerning intergovernmental relations and the organization and administration of local government; ad valorem and other taxes; finance, lawmaking, personnel, contracts, and tort liability.

294P, 394P. State and Local Government.
Study of subnational governments in the United States. Law 379M (Topic: State and Local Government) and 294P, 394P may not both be counted.

296K, 396K. Legislation.
Roles of persons, institutions, courts, administrative agencies, and legislatures in lawmaking; interpretation of legislation; decision making and legal advocacy in the legislative process; drafting of legislation.

197C, 297C, 397C, 497C, 597C. Clinical Program.
Practical experience in different areas of law. Topics to be announced. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: As announced for each topic.

197D, 297D, 397D, 497D, 597D. Clinical Program: Practice Skills.
Practical experience in different areas of the law. Topics to be announced. Fieldwork to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: As announced for each topic.

197J, 297J, 397J, 497J. Judicial Internship Program.
Internship under the supervision of an individual Texas judge or justice. Internship hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: As announced for each topic.

Research and Seminar Courses

197L, 297L, 397L, 497L. Individual Research.
For advanced students. Individual research conducted under standards promulgated by the dean. The completed work must be approved by the supervising faculty member. Independent study. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Approval of research project by the supervising faculty member and by the associate dean for academic affairs.

297S, 397S, 497S. Law Seminar.
Different sections explore different areas of the law in depth. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

197U, 297U, 397U. Individual Research (Clinic).
For advanced clinical students. Basic clinical course, to be completed under standards promulgated by the dean. The completed work must be approved by the supervising faculty member. Independent study. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Law 197C, 297C, 397C, 497C, or 597C, and approval of a faculty member regularly engaged in clinical legal education and of the associate dean for academic affairs.

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