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Fall 2014 Course Schedule

Current information about USF School of Law classes, including course descriptions, credit units, and instructors is updated regularly and maintained by the Office of the Registrar.  To view course descriptions, hover over the course titles.  In addition, the buttons below may be used to filter the course schedule by category.

First Year

CRNCourse#SecCourse NameProfessorGradeExamUnitsDaysTimeRoom
42832LAW 60001Civil Procedure

A study of the mechanics of litigation and the rules which govern enforcement of the rights and duties studied in substantive law courses. Broad coverage includes an introduction to federal and state court organization, jurisdiction and procedure. There is particular consideration of venue, process, joinder of parties and causes, class actions, pre-trial motions and discovery, trials, post-trial motions, appellate review, and finality and effects of judgments and decrees. Consideration is given to both the California Code of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 

BrandA-F12/09 1:30pm4T
Th
1:30-3:20pm
10:30am-12:20pm
101
42833LAW 60002Civil Procedure

A study of the mechanics of litigation and the rules which govern enforcement of the rights and duties studied in substantive law courses. Broad coverage includes an introduction to federal and state court organization, jurisdiction and procedure. There is particular consideration of venue, process, joinder of parties and causes, class actions, pre-trial motions and discovery, trials, post-trial motions, appellate review, and finality and effects of judgments and decrees. Consideration is given to both the California Code of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 

BrandA-F12/09 1:30pm4T, F9:00-10:50am101
42833LAW 60201Contracts

This is a basic study of the principles that govern the creation, interpretation, enforcement, and termination of private agreements. Coverage includes formation and interpretation of contracts, breach of contract, defenses to the enforcement of contracts, and remedies available for breach. Attention is given to the Uniform Commercial Code and other relevant statutes. 

GarveyA-F12/13 9:00am4W
F
3:00-4:50pm
1:00-2:50pm
100
42840LAW 60202Contracts

This is a basic study of the principles that govern the creation, interpretation, enforcement, and termination of private agreements. Coverage includes formation and interpretation of contracts, breach of contract, defenses to the enforcement of contracts, and remedies available for breach. Attention is given to the Uniform Commercial Code and other relevant statutes. 

PriceA-F12/13 1:30pm4T,Th1:30-3:20pm100
42846LAW 60203Contracts

This is a basic study of the principles that govern the creation, interpretation, enforcement, and termination of private agreements. Coverage includes formation and interpretation of contracts, breach of contract, defenses to the enforcement of contracts, and remedies available for breach. Attention is given to the Uniform Commercial Code and other relevant statutes. 

PriceA-F12/13 1:30pm4T,Th6:30-8:30pm104
42834LAW 60401Criminal Law

 This course examines the basic doctrines structuring the state's punishment of undesirable conduct. Among the topics addressed are: the definition of criminal conduct, the defenses based on justification or excuse, the scope of criminal liability, and the relationship between crime and punishment. 

ShatzA-F12/17 1:30pm3M
W
9:00-10:20am
10:30-11:50am
101
42841LAW 60402Criminal Law

 This course examines the basic doctrines structuring the state's punishment of undesirable conduct. Among the topics addressed are: the definition of criminal conduct, the defenses based on justification or excuse, the scope of criminal liability, and the relationship between crime and punishment. 

ShatzA-F12/17 1:30pm3M
W
1:30-2:50pm
1:30-2:50pm
100
42847LAW 60403Criminal Law

 This course examines the basic doctrines structuring the state's punishment of undesirable conduct. Among the topics addressed are: the definition of criminal conduct, the defenses based on justification or excuse, the scope of criminal liability, and the relationship between crime and punishment. 

BosoA-F12/17 6:30pm3W6:30-9:30pm104
42835LAW 60601Legal Research and Writing I

A program designed to teach first-year law students to think and write as lawyers, focusing on legal analysis and problem solving, as well as on writing and research skills. In the first semester, students are required to draft at least ten assignments, ranging in difficulty from a simple case brief to a relatively complex objective memorandum of law. Students learn the following skills: understanding the legal writing and legal analysis process; applying the law to the facts of a particular situation; researching primary and secondary sources; organizing and outlining research materials; comparing objective writing to persuasive writing; and thinking as a lawyer. In the second semester, emphasis is on research (using both traditional research sources and computer assisted legal research), on writing longer and more sophisticated documents, and on writing persuasively. Students research and write demand letters and complex memoranda of points and authorities. Students are also prepare a brief and participation in oral advocacy exercises.

MikulakA-FTBD3M
Th
1:30-2:50pm
3:30-4:50pm
102
42836LAW 60602Legal Research and Writing I

A program designed to teach first-year law students to think and write as lawyers, focusing on legal analysis and problem solving, as well as on writing and research skills. In the first semester, students are required to draft at least ten assignments, ranging in difficulty from a simple case brief to a relatively complex objective memorandum of law. Students learn the following skills: understanding the legal writing and legal analysis process; applying the law to the facts of a particular situation; researching primary and secondary sources; organizing and outlining research materials; comparing objective writing to persuasive writing; and thinking as a lawyer. In the second semester, emphasis is on research (using both traditional research sources and computer assisted legal research), on writing longer and more sophisticated documents, and on writing persuasively. Students research and write demand letters and complex memoranda of points and authorities. Students are also prepare a brief and participation in oral advocacy exercises.

VuA-FTBD3M
Th
1:30-2:50pm
3:30-4:50pm
240
42837LAW 60603Legal Research and Writing I

A program designed to teach first-year law students to think and write as lawyers, focusing on legal analysis and problem solving, as well as on writing and research skills. In the first semester, students are required to draft at least ten assignments, ranging in difficulty from a simple case brief to a relatively complex objective memorandum of law. Students learn the following skills: understanding the legal writing and legal analysis process; applying the law to the facts of a particular situation; researching primary and secondary sources; organizing and outlining research materials; comparing objective writing to persuasive writing; and thinking as a lawyer. In the second semester, emphasis is on research (using both traditional research sources and computer assisted legal research), on writing longer and more sophisticated documents, and on writing persuasively. Students research and write demand letters and complex memoranda of points and authorities. Students are also prepare a brief and participation in oral advocacy exercises.

HoA-FTBD3M
Th
1:30-2:50pm
3:30-4:50pm
Zf 012
42838LAW 60604Legal Research and Writing I

A program designed to teach first-year law students to think and write as lawyers, focusing on legal analysis and problem solving, as well as on writing and research skills. In the first semester, students are required to draft at least ten assignments, ranging in difficulty from a simple case brief to a relatively complex objective memorandum of law. Students learn the following skills: understanding the legal writing and legal analysis process; applying the law to the facts of a particular situation; researching primary and secondary sources; organizing and outlining research materials; comparing objective writing to persuasive writing; and thinking as a lawyer. In the second semester, emphasis is on research (using both traditional research sources and computer assisted legal research), on writing longer and more sophisticated documents, and on writing persuasively. Students research and write demand letters and complex memoranda of points and authorities. Students are also prepare a brief and participation in oral advocacy exercises.

HumA-FTBD3M
Th
10:30-11:50am
3:30-4:50pm
104
42843LAW 60605Legal Research and Writing I

A program designed to teach first-year law students to think and write as lawyers, focusing on legal analysis and problem solving, as well as on writing and research skills. In the first semester, students are required to draft at least ten assignments, ranging in difficulty from a simple case brief to a relatively complex objective memorandum of law. Students learn the following skills: understanding the legal writing and legal analysis process; applying the law to the facts of a particular situation; researching primary and secondary sources; organizing and outlining research materials; comparing objective writing to persuasive writing; and thinking as a lawyer. In the second semester, emphasis is on research (using both traditional research sources and computer assisted legal research), on writing longer and more sophisticated documents, and on writing persuasively. Students research and write demand letters and complex memoranda of points and authorities. Students are also prepare a brief and participation in oral advocacy exercises.

MikulakA-FTBD3M
W
10:30-11:50am
9:00-10:20am
240
42844LAW 60606Legal Research and Writing I

A program designed to teach first-year law students to think and write as lawyers, focusing on legal analysis and problem solving, as well as on writing and research skills. In the first semester, students are required to draft at least ten assignments, ranging in difficulty from a simple case brief to a relatively complex objective memorandum of law. Students learn the following skills: understanding the legal writing and legal analysis process; applying the law to the facts of a particular situation; researching primary and secondary sources; organizing and outlining research materials; comparing objective writing to persuasive writing; and thinking as a lawyer. In the second semester, emphasis is on research (using both traditional research sources and computer assisted legal research), on writing longer and more sophisticated documents, and on writing persuasively. Students research and write demand letters and complex memoranda of points and authorities. Students are also prepare a brief and participation in oral advocacy exercises.

VuA-FNone3M
W
10:30-11:50am
9:00-10:20am
Zf 017
42845LAW 60607Legal Research and Writing I

A program designed to teach first-year law students to think and write as lawyers, focusing on legal analysis and problem solving, as well as on writing and research skills. In the first semester, students are required to draft at least ten assignments, ranging in difficulty from a simple case brief to a relatively complex objective memorandum of law. Students learn the following skills: understanding the legal writing and legal analysis process; applying the law to the facts of a particular situation; researching primary and secondary sources; organizing and outlining research materials; comparing objective writing to persuasive writing; and thinking as a lawyer. In the second semester, emphasis is on research (using both traditional research sources and computer assisted legal research), on writing longer and more sophisticated documents, and on writing persuasively. Students research and write demand letters and complex memoranda of points and authorities. Students are also prepare a brief and participation in oral advocacy exercises.

KimA-FNone3M
W
10:30-11:50am
9:00-10:20am
Zf 012
42848LAW 60608Legal Research and Writing I

A program designed to teach first-year law students to think and write as lawyers, focusing on legal analysis and problem solving, as well as on writing and research skills. In the first semester, students are required to draft at least ten assignments, ranging in difficulty from a simple case brief to a relatively complex objective memorandum of law. Students learn the following skills: understanding the legal writing and legal analysis process; applying the law to the facts of a particular situation; researching primary and secondary sources; organizing and outlining research materials; comparing objective writing to persuasive writing; and thinking as a lawyer. In the second semester, emphasis is on research (using both traditional research sources and computer assisted legal research), on writing longer and more sophisticated documents, and on writing persuasively. Students research and write demand letters and complex memoranda of points and authorities. Students are also prepare a brief and participation in oral advocacy exercises.

AlexanderA-FNone3M6:30-9:30pm104

Upper Division Required Courses

CRNCourse#SecCourse NameProfessorGradeExamUnitsDaysTimeRoom
42647LAW 61401Constitutional Law

 This course is an examination of the American constitutional system. Principles and practices of judicial review and interpretation in constitutional cases are studied with particular reference to the decisions of the United States Supreme Court. There is an examination of selected Congressional Powers, the authority of the President, and constitutional limitations on the exercise of governmental powers and the distribution of power between the federal and state governments. The course also focuses on the guarantees of individual rights, with an intensive coverage of freedom of expression, religious liberty, due process, and equal protection of the laws. 

Notes: Required this semester for 2FT students. (2PTs and 2FTs who transferred from PT must enroll in the evening section.)

AdlerA-F12/10 1:30pm4W, F9:00-10:50am102
42648LAW 61402Constitutional Law

 This course is an examination of the American constitutional system. Principles and practices of judicial review and interpretation in constitutional cases are studied with particular reference to the decisions of the United States Supreme Court. There is an examination of selected Congressional Powers, the authority of the President, and constitutional limitations on the exercise of governmental powers and the distribution of power between the federal and state governments. The course also focuses on the guarantees of individual rights, with an intensive coverage of freedom of expression, religious liberty, due process, and equal protection of the laws. 

Notes: Required this semester for 2FT students. (2PTs and 2FTs who transferred from PT must enroll in the evening section.)

NiceA-F12/10 1:30pm4M, W1:30-3:20pm101
42649LAW 61403Constitutional Law

 This course is an examination of the American constitutional system. Principles and practices of judicial review and interpretation in constitutional cases are studied with particular reference to the decisions of the United States Supreme Court. There is an examination of selected Congressional Powers, the authority of the President, and constitutional limitations on the exercise of governmental powers and the distribution of power between the federal and state governments. The course also focuses on the guarantees of individual rights, with an intensive coverage of freedom of expression, religious liberty, due process, and equal protection of the laws. 

Notes: Required this semester for 2FT students. (2PTs and 2FTs who transferred from PT must enroll in the evening section.) Meets every M and on five Th: 9/4, 9/11, 9/25, 10/9 & 10/23

BosoA-F12/10 6:30pm4M, Th6:30-9:30pm103
42650LAW 61601Evidence

An analysis of the nature of judicial proof and a study of the theory and application of the rules regulating the admission and exclusion of testimonial and documentary proof by judicial tribunals in adversary and non-adversary proceedings. Consideration is given to both the California and Federal rules of evidence. 

Notes: Floating, required course. Special registration priority.

Hussey-FreelandA-F12/18 1:30pm4T, Th9:00-10:50am100
42651LAW 61602Evidence

An analysis of the nature of judicial proof and a study of the theory and application of the rules regulating the admission and exclusion of testimonial and documentary proof by judicial tribunals in adversary and non-adversary proceedings. Consideration is given to both the California and Federal rules of evidence. 

Notes: Floating, required course. Special registration priority.

HingA-F12/17 6:30pm4T, Th6:30-8:30pm100
42652LAW 61701Legal Ethics

 A review of the ethical principles behind the basic California and ABA rules through a discussion of actual practice problems. Ethical principles are introduced through these problems as they actually occur in practice as real-world ethical dilemmas. This course, usually offered in a seminar format, also emphasizes the practical and economic realities that can affect a lawyer's behavior, the tensions between traditional notions of ethical behavior, and society's larger sense of morality, and the conflict between the duty to advocate for the client and to act for the public good. Students may satisfy the ethics course requirement by completion of either Professional Responsibility or Legal Ethics and the Practice of Law. 

Notes: Floating, required course. Seminar-style. Special reg priority. Attendance rule for "closed" limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first three weeks of the semester.
Legal Ethics: Yes
Enroll Limit: 20
Writing Requirement: 1-3

LelandA-FPaper3W1:30-4:20pmZf 012
42653LAW 61702Legal Ethics

 A review of the ethical principles behind the basic California and ABA rules through a discussion of actual practice problems. Ethical principles are introduced through these problems as they actually occur in practice as real-world ethical dilemmas. This course, usually offered in a seminar format, also emphasizes the practical and economic realities that can affect a lawyer's behavior, the tensions between traditional notions of ethical behavior, and society's larger sense of morality, and the conflict between the duty to advocate for the client and to act for the public good. Students may satisfy the ethics course requirement by completion of either Professional Responsibility or Legal Ethics and the Practice of Law. 

Notes: Floating, required course. Seminar-style. Special reg priority. Attendance rule for "closed" limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first three weeks of the semester.
Legal Ethics: Yes
Enroll Limit: 20
Writing Requirement: 1-3

DilworthA-FPaper3T6:30-9:30pm301
42654LAW 60801Property

 The core Property course introduces the fundamental concepts and principles underlying the legal system's allocation of property rights; defines the features of differing types of property interests (through the law of estates, future interests, and concurrent interests).; introduces selected issues in landlord-tenant law; introduces the law governing private agreements people make about the use of each other's property (through the law of easements, covenants, and equitable servitudes) and addresses selected issues in public land use regulation. 

Notes: Required for 2PTs and 2FTs who transferred from PT. Meets every T and five Thu: 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/6.

KaswanA-F12/16 6:30pm4T, Th6:30-9:30pm103

Bar Elective

CRNCourse#SecCourse NameProfessorGradeExamUnitsDaysTimeRoom
42655LAW 62601Community Property

 A survey of the development and operation of the community property system in California. Particular emphasis is placed on an analysis of the creation of and nature of interests in community property and the distinction, sources, and classification of individual and community property. Coverage includes vesting of rights, transmutations, presumptions, tracing, commingling, and apportionment and disposition of property upon death or lifetime dissolution of marriage. 

Pre/Co-Requisites: Property

IglesiasA-F12/11 6:30pm2M6:30-8:30pm100
42656LAW 62701Corporations

A basic course in corporate law, including the concept of the entity and its liabilities, management, promotion, financing, and organization. Coverage includes the issuance of shares, elections, and the proxy system; control devices and special problems of the close corporation; derivative suits and basic securities regulation. 

Notes: JD/MBAs returning from 1st year at School of Management must take this course Fall 14.
Certificate: BUS

DibadjA-F12/13 9:00am4T, Th1:30-3:20pm102
42659LAW 63001Legal Drafting

Lawyers solve problems. Legal Drafting helps students solve problems by working on the skills lawyers use in their practice. The skills covered include: 1) Legal analysis, the ability to apply the law to the facts of a problem; 2) Fact gathering in preparing a case; 3) Fact analysis; 4) Lawyering tactics, both in the handling of a case and in the drafting of a document; 5) Ethical consideration in decision making; and, of course, 6) writing well. In developing their skills, students will draft or rework documents such as memoranda of law, points and authorities, briefs, investigation plans, discovery plans, depositions, closing arguments, affidavits and statutes.

Notes: Five sessions meet for 3 hrs, 15 mins; others meet for 2 hrs. Special reg priority. Attendance rule for "closed" limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first three weeks of the semester.
Enroll Limit: 35

HonigsbergCr/NCNone2F 9:00am-12:15pm100
42660LAW 63002Legal Drafting

Lawyers solve problems. Legal Drafting helps students solve problems by working on the skills lawyers use in their practice. The skills covered include: 1) Legal analysis, the ability to apply the law to the facts of a problem; 2) Fact gathering in preparing a case; 3) Fact analysis; 4) Lawyering tactics, both in the handling of a case and in the drafting of a document; 5) Ethical consideration in decision making; and, of course, 6) writing well. In developing their skills, students will draft or rework documents such as memoranda of law, points and authorities, briefs, investigation plans, discovery plans, depositions, closing arguments, affidavits and statutes.

Notes: Five sessions meet for 3 hrs, 15 mins; others meet for 2 hrs. Special reg priority. Attendance rule for "closed" limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first three weeks of the semester.
Enroll Limit: 35

MikulakCr/NCNone2Th6:30-9:30pm101
42657LAW 62801Remedies

A study of the types of relief granted by courts in civil cases focusing on three major topics: 1) damages, including a review of general principles of tort and contract damages; 2) equitable remedies, including obtaining and enforcing preliminary and permanent injunctions in both private and public controversies; and 3) restitutionary relief to prevent unjust enrichment, including constructive trusts and equitable liens.

TravisA-F12/15 1:30pm3M, W10:30-11:50am100
42658LAW 62901Wills and Trusts

A study of the law of wills, intestate succession, and trusts. Coverage includes restrictions on testation, execution, and revocation of wills as well as creation, modification, and termination of trusts. There is also attention to the problems of will construction, probate and contest of wills, and fiduciary administration of trusts and decedents' estates. 

Pre/Co-Requisites: Property

GreenA-F12/8 6:30pm3W6:30-9:30pm100

Elective

CRNCourse#SecCourse NameProfessorGradeExamUnitsDaysTimeRoom
42757LAW 97301Competition Team: ABA Labor & Employment Law Trials Competition

 The American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law established the LEL Trial Advocacy Competition to introduce law students to the challenges and rewards of employment and labor litigation.  Law students who participate in the Competition have the opportunity to develop their trial advocacy technique in a mock courtroom experience. The Competition offers participating students a forum in which they may develop the skills they will be using as practitioners, and a chance to meet and network with fellow law students and labor and employment law practitioners.

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Mandatory practices will meet on Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm in room 101 on dates tba. Qualifies for LE Certificate Practicum
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: LE
Non-Classroom: Yes

FlynnCr/NCNo2F1:00-2:00pm101
42661LAW 63501Accounting for Lawyers

This course will provide a technical and conceptual foundation in financial accounting skills which are relevant for attorneys who advise business entities. Accordingly, this course will emphasize the interpretation and use of financial statements and accounting schedules in the practice of law and their related legal implications. This course will be very different from most tradition Law School courses which typically employ an extensive study of relevant case law; instead, this course will primarily focus on interpreting relevant accounting pronouncements and concepts. 

Certificate: BUS
Writing Requirement: 1-3

DaherOpt12/16 6:30pm3Th6:30-9:30pm102
42662LAW 63701Administrative Law

This course considers the relationship between agencies and the other branches of government, the rulemaking and adjudicatory procedures by which agencies implement congressional statues, and the role of the courts in reviewing agency actions. The course will examine the tension between allowing agencies the flexibility to manage complex regulatory and benefit programs efficiently, while at the same time ensuring fair treatment and accountability to those they serve. Since many lawyers practice in regulated areas -- such as food and drug law; housing and zoning law; energy law; communications law; business, corporate and securities law; employment and labor law; environmental law, and other regulated fields -- this course can be very valuable in understanding the regulatory process and agency operations. 

Certificate: BUS LE PIL

HonigsbergA-F12/8 6:30pm3W6:30-9:30pm102
42663LAW 64201Advanced Legal Research

A course designed to teach "real-world" legal research skills that will prepare students for the research challenges they will encounter in legal practice. Assignments, lectures, and regular hands-on in-class exercises will emphasize cost-efficient research strategies, legal technology and current resources for attorneys, as well as Internet research. Written assignments will emulate research assignments typically given to attorneys new to practice. Students who completed California Legal Research are not eligible to enroll.

Notes: Students may not earn credit for both Adv. Legal Research and CA Legal Research. Attendance rule for "closed" limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first three weeks of the semester.
Pre/Co-Requisites: LRWA I & II
Professional Skills: Yes
Enroll Limit: 18

WrightCr/NCNone2T6:30-8:30pmZf 105
42664LAW 64401Alternative Dispute Resolution

A general introduction to the field of ADR. This addresses the enforceability of arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution agreements, as well as the ethical issues raised in the field. A series of simulations will be used to introduce students to the theories and skills used in negotiation and mediation. 

Notes: Graded based on written assignments and simulated exercises. Attendance rule for "closed" limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first three weeks of the semester.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: BUS LE
Enroll Limit: 40

OntiverosCr/NCNone3T6:30-9:30pm102
42709LAW 62101American Legal Systems I

This course begins with an overview of the U.S. Constitution, the structure of the federal government, and federal and state judicial systems.  Special emphasis is given to the relation between state and federal courts and the selection and function of American judges and juries. Selected judicial interpretations of constitutional law and contract law are discussed. The course includes legal research and writing components including classes introducing the students to Westlaw/Lexis; locating federal statutes; locating federal cases, and locating law review articles which are all discussed in class. Students are given an overview of each of these components and do exercises which are discussed in subsequent classes.  Classes are punctuated with visits to the California Supreme Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Afterwards, students write papers comparing one aspect of law in their country with U.S. law.

Notes: Required for LLMs who do not have a US law degree.
Pre/Co-Requisites: (Foreign Students Only) (2 credits fall, 2 credits spring) Required for all LLM students who have not received a prior degree from an American law school.

de la VegaLLM12/08 1:30pm2F11:00am-12:50pm301
42665LAW 64901Antitrust

A study of federal and state laws promoting a free market economy. The course also considers some aspects of the competition laws in their international application including the laws of jurisdictions outside the U.S. The focus is on legal prohibitions against price fixing combinations, restraints of trade, monopolization of markets, and anti-competitive mergers. The main laws studied are the federal Sherman Act, Clayton Act, and Federal Trade Commission Act. Emphasis is placed on the ability to evaluate the antitrust risks present in proposed business and marketing plans.

Certificate: BUS IPTL

PopofskyOpt12/19 1:30pm3T, Th9:30-10:50am104
42666LAW 65201Appellate Advocacy

An advanced advocacy course that teaches the complementary skills of brief writing and oral argument at a sophisticated level. 

Notes: Attendance rule for "closed" limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first three weeks of the semester.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Moot Court and membership on the 2014-15 advocacy teams
Professional Skills: Yes
Enroll Limit: 26
Writing Requirement: All

FlynnCr/NCPaper3T, Th3:30-4:50pmMt Ct
42732LAW 66001Applied Evidence

A skills course devoted to practicing the application of evidence rules in fast-paced courtroom scenarios. Students participate in weekly trial exercises for which they must research issues, prepare a direct or cross-examination, and plan for objections and responses. Also covers the proper admission of evidence. Students receive immediate feedback after each practice session. 

Notes: Seven week class ends on 10/13. Attendance rule for "closed" limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first three weeks of the semester.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Evidence
Professional Skills: Yes
Enroll Limit: 20

Nadler, DaumCr/NCNone1M6:30-8:30pmMt Ct
42667LAW 65801Asian Legal Systems

This course surveys the legal systems of the 15 Asian countries and compares them to each other and to the legal system of the United States.  It begins with the constitutions of the countries and then focuses on laws relating to such matters as business transactions, competition law, intellectual property, dispute resolution, corporations, and the fight against corruption. Law is presented against the he background and interaction of culture and religion and histories of the countries.  The course is taught in four modules: a “Central Module” which considers countries and as a whole, a “China Related Module” which covers China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, a “Strategic Rim Module” which covers Japan, the Koreas, and the Philippines, and Vietnam, and “Southern Eclectic Module, which covers Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and emerging Myanmar (Burma), where English, Dutch, and Islamic law have an historic and current influence.

Certificate: ICL

KitgaardOptTake-Home2M3:30-5:20pm240
42711LAW 98601ASP or LawPlus Tutors

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.

Non-Classroom: Yes

Fong, Sakai, WilsonCr/NCNo1
42712LAW 98602ASP or LawPlus Tutors

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.

Non-Classroom: Yes

Fong, Sakai, WilsonCr/NCNo2
42668LAW 72701California Civil Discovery

 Formerly: Discovery. An advanced course in the discovery and other related aspects of civil procedure. Emphasis is placed on the conduct and use (both at trial an in the negotiation of settlements) of oral depositions, written interrogatories, production of documents, and other discovery and disclosure techniques. 

Notes: Assignments during semester.

Piasta & DriscollCr/NCNone2T6:30-8:30pmMt Ct
42669LAW 712California Construction Law

A class that provides a broad, basic understanding of construction law including methods of contracting and issues in the context of construction disputes.

Certificate: BUS
Writing Requirement: 1-3

LondonOptTake-Home3Th6:30-9:30pm301
42904LAW 50002California Tax Appeals Assistance Program: Income Tax

The Tax Appeals Assistance Program provides students with the opportunity to assist low-income individuals in certain tax disputes before the California Board of Equalization ("BOE"). Under the supervision of an attorney from the BOE, students assist taxpayers with state income tax disputes against the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB). Students participate in legal practical skills training by gathering evidence, drafting legal briefs, and representing clients in negotiations with the FTB. Students often have the opportunity to represent clients at appeals conferences and oral hearings before the BOE. 

Notes: Meets every other week, beginning 8/25. LLM Taxation Course (open to JD students)
Pre/Co-Requisites: Federal Income Tax
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: TAX
Enroll Limit: 15

ShaltesCr/NCNone1-3W12:30-2:30pm454
TBALAW 956Civil Externship

The Civil Externship Law Program gives upper-division students the opportunity to put their education in practice by working at law firms, legal departments, and public interest and government agencies for academic credit. See the Externship Section of the website for detailed information.

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Three mandatory class sessions meet on Fri. 1:00-2:50pm on 8/29, 9/19, and 11/7.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

GeevargisCr/NCNo3-13F1:00-2:50pm102
42670LAW 70001Comparative Law

This course offers an introduction to the theoretical and practical issues of comparative law. It provides an overview of the main traditions of legal thought and traces the evolution of both civil and common law systems as they have been adapted and transplanted to jurisdictions around the world. Although the focus of the class is primarily methodological, the course will also include comparisons of substantive case law.

Certificate: ICL
Writing Requirement: All

ZartnerA-FPaper3T, Th3:30-4:50pm301
42671LAW 70801Contemplative Lawyering

 This class will expose students to contemplative practices derived from a variety of religious and secular (wisdom) traditions to help them develop lawyering skills that are essential in litigation and transactional practices, including interviewing, counseling, negotiating, problem-solving and advocacy. These lawyering skills require the personal capacity to focus without distraction; to respect and empathize with clients and colleagues; to listen and explain with open-mindedness and patience; to inject creativity into problem-solving; to facilitate productive communication among adversaries; to deal constructively with conflict; and to engage in honest and fearless self-critique. In order to develop these underlying abilities students will learn about and perform various contemplative practices and apply these practices to their own actual legal experiences (e.g. law school studies and externships/internships) in an iterative process. Development of these abilities will be supported by assigned readings, class discussions, writing assignments and regular contemplative practice. The ultimate goal of the class is to enable students to cultivate essential lawyering skills in a manner conducive to practicing law as thoughtful, grounded and moral people. 

Notes: Attendance rule for "closed" limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first three weeks of the semester.
Professional Skills: Yes
Enroll Limit: 12

IglesiasCr/NCNone2Th6:30-8:30pmZf 017
42672LAW 71401Copyright

A survey of the exclusive property rights given to authors, artists, designers, computer program writers, composers and performers under federal and state law. Emphasis is placed on the ability to advise both creators and users of data, information and creative works. Coverage is also given to related rights such a moral rights, and the right of publicity. 

Notes: Special Regulation Priority
Certificate: IPTL
Writing Requirement: 1-3

FranklynA-F12/13 1:30pm3W6:30-9:30pm103
42673LAW 71801Corporate Taxation

An in-depth study of the federal taxation of corporations and their shareholders. Coverage includes formation and capital structure; dividends and other distributions; redemptions, liquidations, and reorganizations; elections under Subchapter "S"; and some special problems affecting professional corporations. 

Pre/Co-Requisites: Federal Income Taxation
Certificate: BUS TAX

RosenbergOpt12/12 1:30pm3M, W9:00-10:20am340
42816LAW 71802Corporate Taxation

An in-depth study of the federal taxation of corporations and their shareholders. Coverage includes formation and capital structure; dividends and other distributions; redemptions, liquidations, and reorganizations; elections under Subchapter "S"; and some special problems affecting professional corporations.

Notes: LLM Taxation Program (Open to JD Students)
Pre/Co-Requisites: Federal Income Taxation
Certificate: TAX
Enroll Limit: 35

RosenbergA-F12/9/143T6:00-8:50pm450
42713LAW 96101Criminal and Juvenile Justice Law Clinic

A successor to our first in-house program, the criminal clinic remains a core component of the USF Law Clinic. Students enrolled in this clinic represent indigent defendants in all phases of criminal proceedings, from arraignment through trial and appeal. They also represent minors in juvenile court delinquency proceedings. 

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Satisfies the entire practicum reqt for PIL Cert. Participants are selected in the previous semester.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Criminal Procedure, Evidence and selection by instructor.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

MeyerCr/NCNo6M3:30-5:20pmMt Ct
TBALAW 957Criminal Externship

Criminal Externship Law Program gives upper-division students the opportunity to put their education in practice by working at law firms, legal departments, and public interest and government agencies for academic credit. See the Externship Section of the website for detailed information.

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Four mandatory class sessions meet on Fri., 1:00-2:50pm on 9/12, 10/3, 10/24 & 11/7.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

ColemanCr/NCNo3-13F1:00-2:50pmMt Ct
42674LAW 72601Deportation Defense and Rebellious Lawyering Seminar

 A seminar on “rebellious” or “collaborative” lawyering as well as immigrant rights and deportation defense combined with externships in local legal services programs or government agencies. The externships earn separate units administered and overseen by the director of externships. A major component of the seminar is case review and intensive casework discussion between the students and the seminar instructor.  Students will learn what creative public interest lawyers do—not just any creative public interest lawyers, but those who respect their clients (and even consider their clients as partners who share responsibility in addressing clients’ legal problems), who look for opportunities to collaborate with allies that can help resolve clients’ problems, who look for creative strategies—including through legislation or media work—to solve problems, and who are committed to learning about the socioeconomic background of clients and their communities with the belief that that education will assist lawyers in becoming better at their craft. Ethics is a theme throughout the course as well. Satisfies the Legal Ethics requirement.

Notes: Seminar/Skills. May combine class with enrollment in deportation or other public interest externship through USF Externship Office. Attendance rule for "closed" limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first three weeks of the semester.
Professional Skills: Yes
Legel Ethics: Yes
Certificate: PIL
Enroll Limit: 20
Writing Requirement: All

HingA-FPaper3W1:30-4:20pm301
N/ALAW 99001Directed Research

 A non-classroom course permitting independent and original research in a specialized area of the law under direction of a full-time faculty member. 

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Student must submit a Directed Research enrollment for, signed by the supervising faculty member, to the Registrar's Office, by the last day to add classes: 1/17/2014. Forms available in the Law Registrar's Office and on the School of Law website.
Writing Requirement: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

Full-Time FacultyCr/NCNo1 - 2N/AN/AN/A
42675LAW 73301Domestic Violence Litigation and Ethics

This course provides an in-depth examination of domestic violence law.  Students may opt to take the course with a concurrent domestic violence externship, although participation in the externship is not necessary.  Students may also opt to participate in the externship during a later semester. The three goals of the course are to examine domestic violence law from the legal perspective, from an attorney practice perspective, and with a focus on the ethical issues that arise from representing a client who has experienced domestic violence. Satisfies the Legal Ethics requirement. 

Notes: May co-enroll in domestic violence litigation externship with the Alameda County Family Justice Center. Attendance rule for "closed" limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first three weeks of the semester.
Professional Skills: Yes
Legel Ethics: Yes
Certificate: PIL
Enroll Limit: 20

Murphy, VuA-F12/18 1:30pm3Th9:00-11:50am301
42676LAW 73201Elder Law

Designed to equip students with a basic knowledge of elder law, which combines multiple areas of practice with the ability to work with elders and their families. This course will focus primarily on elder law issues related to estate planning, conservatorship practice, benefits eligibility, and elder abuse.  Consideration will be given to ethical issues, capacity assessments and blending theory and practice in the representation of older clients. 

Pre/Co-Requisites: Wills and Trust
Certificate: PIL

Green, VOpt12/11 1:30pm2Th3:30-5:20pm340
42714LAW 96701Employment Law Clinic

 Students in this clinic represent clients in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission mediations involving alleged discrimination. Students investigate claims and prepare cases for mediation. As part of their preparation, students develop the theory of the case, determine damages, and write a mediation brief. Upon successful resolution of the case, students prepare a settlement agreement. In addition, students become involved in wage and hour disputes before the California Labor Commissioner. The clinic assists clients of the Instituto Laboral de la Raza, a nonprofit workers' rights organization that addresses the needs of low income workers and their families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Satisfies the entire practicum reqt for PIL Cert. Some classes extended to 6:00pm. Participants are selected in the previous semester.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: LE PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Talbot, et al.Cr/NCNo6T3:30-5:50pmZL 017
42677LAW 74201Environmental Law

An overview of federal environmental law and regulation covering the primary common law approach to environmental issues, nuisance law, and addressing the major federal environmental statutes’ role in land use, pollution control, and liability for hazardous contamination. The course we will focus on the following themes: (1) How does the nature of an environmental problem affect the crafting of the legal response? (2) What are the primary ways in which pollution control mechanisms are or could be structured? (3) What are the economic and efficiency implications of various pollution control and liability policies? (4) What are the fairness implications of various pollution control and liability policies? (5) How does or should environmental law cope with the problem of scientific uncertainty? (6) How have concerns about federalism been manifested in pollution control law? (7) What are the respective roles of Congress, the executive branch, and the courts in shaping environmental policy? 

Notes: Take-out finals (est. 3-4 hours) are self-scheduled by students during exam period.
Certificate: PIL

KaswanA-FTake-out3T, Th11:00am-12:20pm104
42725LAW 755Ethics of Solo & Small Firm Practice

Being a good lawyer requires not only mastery of the legal subject but other skills such as effective communication, client management skills, networking, and ability to generate business. This class covers the nuts and bolts of starting, operating, and growing a solo law practice. Common ethical issues that lawyers face are covered using real life examples. The skills introduced in this course will be honed throughout a legal career, in whatever type of practice chosen. The class analyzes and manages real world considerations that lawyers encounter every day.  Class assignments are collaborative. Satisfies the Legal Ethics requirement. 

Notes: Will satisfy the Legal Ethics requirement. Attendance rule for "closed" limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first three weeks of the semester.
Legel Ethics: Yes
Certificate: BUS
Enroll Limit: 20

Cho, BeckerA-FNone3M6:30-9:30pm301
42733LAW 74901European Legal Culture

  Will provide an overview of the historical background of major European legal cultures and a comparison of different European courts and structures.  In particular, constitutional court differences will be examined, including those of particular nations, as well as the European Court of Human rights and the European Court of Justice. 

Notes: Seven week class ends on 10/9. Exam on Tuesday, 10/14 at 1:30pm
Certificate: ICL

Kuklik, KuhnA-F10/14 1:30pm2T, Th1:30-3:20pm340
42678LAW 76501Federal Income Taxation

A problem-oriented introduction to the fundamentals of federal income taxation, particularly as they apply to individuals, including gross income, exclusions, deductions, assignment of income, capital gains and losses, non-recognition transactions, and income tax accounting. Emphasis is on the development of skills necessary for working with the Internal Revenue Code and issues of tax policy. 

Certificate: TAX

RosenbergOpt12/12 1:30pm3T, Th11:00am-12:20pm103
43124LAW 50101Federal Tax Accounting and Timing Issues

 An examination of the concepts and principles underlying the annual accounting system of the federal income tax, including: the cash receipts and disbursements method of accounting, the accrual method of accounting, inventory accounting, carryovers, the claim of right doctrine, the tax benefit rule, deferred compensation, capitalization and cost recovery, deferred payment sales, loss limitations, original issue discount, and other time value of money issues.  This course will emphasize rigorous analysis of the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations.  It will be assumed that students are generally familiar with the issues covered in a basic Federal Income Taxation course.  

Notes: Class ends 10/27/14. LLM Taxation Course (open to JD students)
Pre/Co-Requisites: Federal Income Taxation
Certificate: TAX
Enroll Limit: 35

Yee, D.A-F11/03/142M6:00-8:55pm
42825LAW 50801Federal Taxation of Property Dispositions

An examination of the concepts and principles governing the federal income taxation of property dispositions, including: amount realized and basis, the treatment of liabilities, characterization of gains and losses, loss limitations, and nonrecognition transactions.  This course will emphasize rigorous analysis of the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations.  It will be assumed that students are generally familiar with the issues covered in a basic Federal Income Taxation course.  Tax planning techniques and tax policy issues will be emphasized.

Notes: Course runs 10/20-12/03. LLM Taxation Course (open to JD students)
Pre/Co-Requisites: Federal Income Taxation
Certificate: TAX
Enroll Limit: 35

LathropeA-F12/08/142M, T3:00-4:50pm450
42818LAW 50201Foreign Taxation I

This is the introductory international tax class.  Coverage includes the jurisdiction of the United States to tax international transactions, the rules for sourcing income and deductions, U.S. taxation of nonresident aliens and foreign corporations, the foreign tax credit, and the exclusion for certain taxpayers living and working abroad. 

Notes: LLM Taxation Course (Open to JD Students)
Pre/Co-Requisites: Federal Income Taxation
Certificate: TAX
Enroll Limit: 35

LathropeA-F12/10/142W6:00-7:50pm454
42679LAW 78001Health Law

An overview of the U.S. health care system with an emphasis on California law and including the recent healthcare reforms. Topics include access to healthcare, managed care and insurance regulation, Medicare/Medi-cal and other government healthcare programs, scope of practice regulation, provider licensing and regulation, approaches to improving healthcare quality, patient privacy, fraud and abuse, informed consent, public health responses to health crises and medical malpractice.

Certificate: PIL
Writing Requirement: 1-3

BuddsOptPaper3W6:30-9:30pmMtCt
42819LAW 50301Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates

This course focuses on income taxation of trusts and estate (including both simple and complex trusts), grantors, and beneficiaries under Subchapter J of the Internal Revenue Code. 

Notes: LLM Taxation Course (open to JD students)
Pre/Co-Requisites: Federal Income Taxation
Certificate: TAX
Enroll Limit: 15

BlauA-F12/10/142W6:00-7:50pm450
42722LAW 98001Journal: Intellectual Property Bulletin

The Intellectual Property Law Bulletin is a student-run law journal focusing on current trends in intellectual property law. The bulletin includes articles from students, professors, and practitioners on diverse areas of intellectual property law ranging from patents to cyberspace law. The bulletin also includes a survey of the cutting-edge intellectual property cases in the country.

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Approved senior editor positions in final year only earn 2 units each in fall & spring, maximum 4 units. CERTIFICATES: IP practicum.
Certificate: IPTL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Cr/NCNo2
42681LAW 79701Intellectual Property Survey

A survey of rights under U.S. state and federal law for the protection of new technology and inventions (trade secrets and patents), business symbols and literary titles (trademarks), and industrial design (design patents), and rights in works of authorship (copyrights) While the course focuses on American law, it will also introduce students to various aspects of international intellectual property law. It is highly recommended that this course be taken as a foundation to for the advanced study of intellectual property. 

Notes: Special registration priority
Certificate: BUS IPTL

FranklynOpt12/16 1:30pm3M, W1:30-2:50pm103
42682LAW 80201International Advocacy and Research

Students learn international law research skills and apply them in preparing memoranda, legal letters, and advocacy materials for international dispute resolution and policy advocacy. Substantive law is paired with research, litigation and advocacy to illustrate how to build compelling arguments in a high stakes environment. Both written and oral skills are utilized within the legal framework of advocating in court or an international agency. Course developed skills will apply to a more generalized practice of law, as well as a practice that relies on international law knowledge. 

Notes: Attendance rule for "closed" limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first three weeks of the semester.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: ICL
Enroll Limit: 20
Writing Requirement: 1-3

Ryan, L. & TherkelsenCr/NCNone2W3:30-5:20pm Zf 105
42683LAW 81501International Human Rights

An introduction to international human rights documents and the procedures and mechanisms available for protecting and promoting human rights. It covers regional systems as well as the United Nations human rights bodies. It also includes the use of international human rights law in United States courts, addressing direct treaty application, customary international law, and its use as an interpretive guide. Readings on how to conduct fact investigation are also discussed. 

Notes: This course is a prerequisite for the Spring Int'l Human Rights Clinic
Certificate: ICL PIL
Writing Requirement: 1-3

de la VegaA-F12/12 1:30pm3T, Th11:00am-12:20pm102
42715LAW 96401Internet and Intellectual Property Justice Clinic

The Internet and Intellectual Property Justice Clinic, in partnership with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, provides a variety of intellectual property legal services, such as domain name disputes in ICANN proceedings, copyright infringement notifications and counter notifications under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, as well as other trademark and copyright matters. The clinic is also a partner in "Chilling Effects," a joint project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and law school clinics at Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, and Maine. Chilling Effects helps the public understand the protections that the First Amendment and intellectual property laws provide for online activities.

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Units may partially satisfy PIL Cert practicum. Participants are selected in the previous semester.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: IPTL PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Talbot, et al.Cr/NCNo3W4:30-5:50pmZL 002
42716LAW 96501Investor Justice Clinic

In the Investor Justice Clinic, students represent investors in actions involving allegations of wrongdoing by securities firms and/or their employees. Students appear in arbitrations and other proceedings before the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) as well as the NYSE Arca (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange). The clinic is officially recognized by the Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Units may partially satisfy PIL Cert practicum. Participants are selected in the previous semester.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: BUS PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Talbot, et al.Cr/NCNo3W1:30-3:20pmZL 002
TBALAW 958Judicial Externship

The Judicial Externship Program offers eligible upper-division students to receive academic credit for positions as law clerks under the direct supervision of judges and research attorneys in state and federal courts. See the Externship Section of the website for detailed information. 

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Mandatory full day Judicial Externship Orientation will be held on the Friday, August 22nd, 10:00am-4:00pm.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

GeevargisCr/NCNo3-13Friday 8/22/1410:00am-4:00pm
42684LAW 84501Labor Law

This is an overview of the statutory, administrative, and judicial decisions in the field of employer-union-employee relationships and the collective bargaining process. Emphasis is on the National Labor Relations Act and the cognate legislation as affecting union organization, representation and employee rights. The course will focus on the nature of the labor and management in the global marketplace. 

Certificate: BUS LE PIL
Writing Requirement: 1-3

OntiverosOptTake-Home3T, Th1:30-2:50pm103
42685LAW 84801Land Use Law

Land is the focus of intense legal and social conflict. In this course, students learn the basics of land development and the regulation process (including zoning, planning, and subdivision law), with an emphasis on California law. The course explores contemporary land use struggles, including accommodating population and job growth, preserving the environment, providing affordable housing, and respecting property rights (“takings”). 

Notes: Students must complete one written assignment.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Property

HofmannA-FTake-Home3M6:30-9:30pm240
42687LAW 85201Law & Literature

 Lawyers are involved in a long term discussion of issues such as causation, moral responsibility and natural law. Sometimes the debate is carried on in jurisprudential, philosophical terms, but it has also been the subject of great narrative works of art. Shakespeare, Dickens, and Kafka, for example, constructed comprehensive artistic worlds in which these issues could be examined. Their work influenced other artists. Over time, artistic elements emerged which are now part of every lawyer’s world and work. This course examines artistic precedents which continue to define the life of a modern lawyer. Students will read Shakespeare, Dickens, Melville, Kafka, Shaw and Sophocles, and also consider certain modern films, including To Kill a Mockingbird. 

Notes: Attendance rule for "closed" limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first three weeks of the semester.
Enroll Limit: 30
Writing Requirement: 1-3

BrownA-FPaper3M, W9:00-10:20am301
42719LAW 98301Journal: Law Review Editor

The USF Law Review is staffed and managed by students of the USF School of Law. The journal, which is published four times a year, serves as USF's voice in the ongoing academic debate regarding the evolution of law. Each issue of legal scholarship is comprised of articles by professors and practitioners as well as student notes and/or comments. All articles are subject to a rigorous editorial process to strengthen substance, polish tone, and ensure citation accuracy.

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Editors earn 2 units per semester. Maximum of 4 units.
Non-Classroom: Yes

Cr/NCNo2
42720LAW 98201Journal: Law Review Staff

The USF Law Review is staffed and managed by students of the USF School of Law. The journal, which is published four times a year, serves as USF's voice in the ongoing academic debate regarding the evolution of law. Each issue of legal scholarship is comprised of articles by professors and practitioners as well as student notes and/or comments. All articles are subject to a rigorous editorial process to strengthen substance, polish tone, and ensure citation accuracy.

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Staff earn 1 unit per semester, maximum 3 units. (2FT enroll fall & spring, 3FT may enroll spring only.) Exception: 3FT write-ons: enroll fall and spring for a maximum total of 2 units.
Non-Classroom: Yes

Cr/NCNo 1
42706LAW 62001Legal Analysis

The primary course objectives include improving a student’s skills to synthesize course material into a logical, detailed and accessible problem solving approach, to critically apply the problem solving approach to hypothetical problems, to analyze and write a professionally reasoned explanation of the predicted outcome to the hypothetical problems, to  timely manage her or his performance of required task(s), to critically evaluate her or his work and the work of others, and to constructively recommend, apply and assess action(s) for improvement. Extensive individualized written feedback will be provided throughout the course. Each student will also meet with the professor at least three times during the course. 

Notes: Required and only available to students on Academic Probation or Supervised Study.
Enroll Limit: 10

SakaiCr/NC2M3:30-5:20pmZ 012
42707LAW 62002Legal Analysis

The primary course objectives include improving a student’s skills to synthesize course material into a logical, detailed and accessible problem solving approach, to critically apply the problem solving approach to hypothetical problems, to analyze and write a professionally reasoned explanation of the predicted outcome to the hypothetical problems, to  timely manage her or his performance of required task(s), to critically evaluate her or his work and the work of others, and to constructively recommend, apply and assess action(s) for improvement. Extensive individualized written feedback will be provided throughout the course. Each student will also meet with the professor at least three times during the course. 

Notes: Required and only available to students on Academic Probation or Supervised Study.
Enroll Limit: 10

SakaiCr/NC2Th3:30-5:20pmZ 012
42708LAW 62003Legal Analysis

The primary course objectives include improving a student’s skills to synthesize course material into a logical, detailed and accessible problem solving approach, to critically apply the problem solving approach to hypothetical problems, to analyze and write a professionally reasoned explanation of the predicted outcome to the hypothetical problems, to  timely manage her or his performance of required task(s), to critically evaluate her or his work and the work of others, and to constructively recommend, apply and assess action(s) for improvement. Extensive individualized written feedback will be provided throughout the course. Each student will also meet with the professor at least three times during the course. 

Notes: Required and only available to students on Academic Probation or Supervised Study.
Enroll Limit: 10

SakaiCr/NC2W6:30-8:30pmZ 012
TBALAW 95401Legal Services for Children

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Participants selected on a rolling basis beginning June 1st. Weekly externship class every Wed. Externs must work 3 full days , Wed plus 2 other days as fits your schedule.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

Trillin, et alCr/NCNo7-13W
42688LAW 86401Local and State Government Law

Local government law, and its state law parent, both create and codify social consensus, however uneven, in the provision of basic public goods.  Not a single field of law, but a weave of thematically varied practice areas, local government law reflects and shapes the major fault lines of contemporary American life in a number of concrete ways. This course examines themes of gender, race, class and the economy as ways of understanding how local governance is structured and experienced. Specifically, the course surveys the law and politics of subjects such as regionalism and local government formation, child welfare, domestic violence, zoning, immigration, criminal justice, housing, voting, labor, environmental and administrative justice to look at the ways that difference is actively framed and managed by legal institutions. This course also provides a snapshot of themes in the law of public finance to illustrate the structure and financialization of regional, state and local economies. 

Notes: Attendance rule for "closed" limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first three weeks of the semester.
Certificate: PIL
Enroll Limit: 20
Writing Requirement: 1-3

KuruvilaOptNone3M9:00-11:50amMt Ct
42693LAW 86701Maritime Law

A survey of maritime law and the practices and procedures affecting today's maritime industry. Emphasis includes studies of admiralty jurisdiction; maritime torts to person and property; maritime liens and mortgages; maritime contracts, including transportation of cargo and marine insurance, the doctrines of limitation of liability, general average, salvage, and un-seaworthiness; and, the use of maritime remedies, such as vessel arrests and foreign attachment. 

Writing Requirement: 1-2

Bull & GibsonA-F12/15 1:30pm3W3:00-5:50pm340
42721LAW 98401Journal: Maritime Law Journal

The USF Maritime Law Journal is a student-run, biannual law journal that focuses on legal issues arising out of navigable waters and includes an annual survey of Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals maritime cases. The journal is designed as a practical guide for practitioners to gain information on the latest developments in maritime law, including recent statutory and case law changes.

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Approved senior editor positions in final year only earn 2 units each in fall & spring, maximum 4 units.
Non-Classroom: Yes

Cr/NCNo2
42694LAW 87101Mediation

An introduction to the theory and practice of mediation, the development of mediation skills, applications to different substantive areas, and emerging legal issues. Although the class will focus on the mediation process, communication skills, negotiations, and the spectrum of dispute resolution options will be introduced. 

Notes: Attendance rule for "closed" limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first three weeks of the semester.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: BUS LE
Enroll Limit: 20

Duryee/WhiteCr/NCNone3W6:30-9:30pm240
42717LAW 96601Mediation Clinic

 Students in the Mediation Clinic have the opportunity to apply dispute resolution skills by serving as mediators in cases brought to the San Francisco Small Claims Court. These mediations involve most areas of the law with the exception of criminal and family law matters. After intensive training, clinic students conduct mediations and draft settlement agreements for parties who are able to resolve their disputes. 

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Participants selected the prior semester. Extra mediation opportunities (5-9) will take place immediately after class on Mon, 3:30-5:20 (Units may partially satisfy PIL Cert practicum). Participants are selected in the previous semester.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Talbot, et al.Cr/NCNo3M1:30-3:20pmZL 017
42726LAW 97701Moot Court Board

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Executive Director, External Advocacy Director, Internal Advocacy Director, and Development Directors (7). Mandatory sessions will meet on days/times tba.
Non-Classroom: Yes

FlynnCr/NCNo2
42727LAW 97801Moot Court Case Counsel

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Assist LRWA professors in developing legal problems for first year oral advocacy requirement. Mandatory sessions will meet on days/times tba. Satisfies the Upper Level Research & Writing Requirement.
Non-Classroom: Yes

HoCr/NCNo1
42760LAW 97304Competition Team: National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition

Organized by the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and UC Hastings School of Law, this competition features a criminal trial case.  The competition features 24 law school teams from all around the country. Each team is comprised of four students who must prepare both a prosecution and defense team; each student performs the role of advocate and witness and following every round, the team must switch roles. 

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.

Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

FlynnCr/NCNo2F1:00-2:00pm101
42759LAW 97303Competition Team: National Moot Court Competition

This long-running competition is run by the Young Lawyers Committee and co-sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers.  Since 1950, this competition has strived to promote the art of appellate advocacy through intellectual rigor and persuasive argument. Every year, over 150 law schools compete in the regional rounds throughout the U.S., and the winners advance to the final rounds held at the New York City Bar. This widely–recognized National Moot Court Competition allows law students to hone their appellate advocacy skills by arguing before prominent members of our profession.

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.

Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

FlynnCr/NCNo2F1:00-2:00pm101
42696LAW 88001Negotiation

This course involves the strategies, tactics, skills and techniques of negotiation. In addition it will include a basic introduction to assisted negotiation in the form of mediation. The learning takes place through numerous role-plays, as well as through the study of negotiation theory. 

Notes: Attendance rule for "closed" limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first three weeks of the semester.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: BUS LE
Enroll Limit: 20

AdlerCr/NCNone3Th1:30-4:20pmZf 017
42697LAW 88301Non Profit Organizations

This course covers the regulation of nonprofit organizations under federal tax law and state corporate and trust law.  Topics include the requirements to qualify and maintain federal tax-exempt status; the formation, operation and governance of nonprofit corporations and trusts, including the legal duties and liabilities of directors and trustees; the legal status of unincorporated associations; taxation of unrelated business income; the limits on the political activity of tax-exempt organizations; the distinction between public charities and private foundations; and the regulation of charitable solicitation; and attorney general enforcement of charitable trust laws. Although the course will focus charitable nonprofits, some attention also will be devoted to other types of nonprofits such as social welfare organizations, trade associations, and social clubs.

Certificate: PIL

RhombergOptTake-Home3M, W1:30-2:50pm104
42698LAW 88501Patent Law

An introductory patent law course which focuses on the fundamentals of patent law; patent infringement and patent damages; patent validity issues such as anticipation, obviousness, enablement, and best mode; and equitable aspects of patent enforcement, including the defense of inequitable conduct. Technical training is not required. 

Notes: Special registration priority.
Certificate: IPTL
Writing Requirement: 1-3

DergositsOptTake-Home3T6:30-9:30pm240
42699LAW 88901Poverty Law

This course is designed to explore the interaction between policy regulation and constitutional law in the context of Poverty. We will study the impact of welfare reform and consider the consequences of how the government regulates the terms of work and the family relations of those most economically vulnerable. We will consider how societal changes, social movements, public opinion, empirical data, and policy goals matter for both policy regulation and constitutional interpretation. We will study in depth how the Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution when applying its provisions to poor people. We will consider whether and how constitutional interpretation relates to economic justice at home and abroad.

Notes: Attendance rule for "closed" limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first three weeks of the semester.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Constitutional Law, Seminar
Certificate: PIL
Enroll Limit: 20
Writing Requirement: All

NiceA-FPaper2T9:00-10:50am301
42700LAW 89401Public International Law

The course is designed to provide understanding of the distinctive character of the international legal environment, particularly to develop the perspective of the international lawyer dealing with foreign governments and their agencies. It provides a comprehensive view of the lawyer’s role in using the primary international institutions and principal doctrines of public international law, through analysis of contemporary problems. Coverage includes: jurisdiction, sovereign immunity, the act of state doctrine, law of the sea, trade law, international sanctions and the use of force under in international law.

Certificate: ICL

GarveyA-FTake-Home2T6:30-8:30pmZf 012
42701LAW 91801Securities Regulation

An introduction to the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. The course focuses on disclosure obligations relating to the distribution and trading of securities in the United States. Topics include the offerings of securities, anti-fraud provisions, insider trading, and exceptions to the disclosure requirements. 

Pre/Co-Requisites: Corporations, Administrative Law (recommended)
Certificate: BUS

DibadjA-F12/10 6:30pm3M6:30-9:30pm102
42702LAW 91901Startups and Venture Capital

This course introduces students to the legal and business considerations in forming and operating startup and emerging growth companies, with a particular focus on venture capital transactions. It draws from substantive areas such as corporations, securities, intellectual property employment and tax. The course uses a simulated deal format in which students represent a new entrepreneurial client through a series of decisions and events as part of financing an early stage business.  Written assignments throughout the semester simulate the tasks performed by a junior associate in a transactional practice. This allows students to see the life cycle of a deal and to address issues often encountered as the deal progresses from inception to completion.  While the course focuses on startup and emerging growth companies and the particulars of venture capital investments, the substantive knowledge and deal skills are widely applicable to a variety of transactional contexts, both corporate and commercial. 

Notes: Attendance rule for "closed" limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first three weeks of the semester.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Corporations. Recommended: Securities Regulations
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: BUS
Enroll Limit: 20

RaynorA-FNone3T1:30-4:20pm104
42822LAW 50501Tax Fraud, Crimes and Investigations

This is a practical and solution-oriented course designed to cover from beginning to end the investigation, prosecution and defense of federal tax cases.  IRS Criminal Investigation investigates potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code and related financial criminals.  This includes, for example, tax fraud, refund fraud, abusive tax schemes, and international tax compliance and offshore tax evasion.  The course covers the frequently charged tax crimes, the modes of proof, prosecution policies and affirmative defenses, investigation and development of cases, government information gathering techniques, pre-trial issues such as discovery and evidence, trial and post-trial work, sentencing, ethical issues involving in representing a client, collateral issues such as forfeiture, and civil tax considerations (civil penalties).  The course is taught by using practical and challenging problems designed to highlight some of the key issues addressed each week.  Students will learn how to analyze a given set of facts to determine the critical issues and formulate a case strategy and solution.  

Notes: LLM Taxation Course (open to JD students)
Pre/Co-Requisites: Federal Income Taxation
Certificate: TAX
Enroll Limit: 35

WalkerA-F12/11/142Th6:00-7:50pm450
42823LAW 50601Tax Moot Court

This course allows students to participate, for ungraded academic credit, in the Written Work Product portion of the ABA Law Student Tax Challenge.  Each course participant is responsible for forming a two-student team to produce a memorandum and client correspondence on the tax consequences of a complex business-planning problem.  The problem generally is released by the ABA Tax Section in September, with a deadline of November to receive the Written Work Product.  Before the problem is released, course participants will complete an assignment and attend training sessions on writing skills and techniques of federal tax research.  Meeting times for the sessions will be arranged among faculty and course participants. 

Notes: Submit resume to program administration at nfastabend@usfca.edu for consideration. Class meets 8/25 and 4 other dates tba. Additional outside work exceeds 7.5 hours. Non-classroom units for JDs. LLM Taxation Course (open to JD students)
Pre/Co-Requisites: Federal Income Taxation
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: TAX
Enroll Limit: 6

Yee, D.Cr/NCNone1M5:00-6:00pm450
43125LAW 50701Taxation Research

An introduction to tax research sources and techniques used by tax lawyers, including: online tax services and resources, legislative history, administrative authorities, and secondary sources. The  course will also examine the tax legislative process and policy issues involved in the formulation of tax  legislation. This course will be graded on a credit/ no credit basis.

Notes: Five week class: 11/3-12/1. No exam. May be conducted partially online. LLM Taxation Course (open to JD students)
Pre/Co-Requisites: Federal Income Taxation
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: TAX
Enroll Limit: 15

MawhinneyCr/NCNone1M6:00-7:50pm454
42758LAW 97302Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition

Hosted by the University of San Diego, this tournament provides advocates with the opportunity to argue challenging and timely issues related to criminal procedure before experienced and knowledgeable members of the California Bench Bar. 

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.

Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

Flynn2F1:00-2:00pm101
42703LAW 93801Trial Practice

A course designed to provide experience in the litigation process. Concentration is on the strategy, tactics, and techniques employed by the skillful advocate. The legal rules involved in a trial are critically examined and their practical application demonstrated through student participation. Students who have completed Intensive Advocacy Program are not eligible to enroll. 

Notes: Special registration priority. Attendance rule for "closed" limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first three weeks of the semester.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Evidence
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: BUS
Enroll Limit: 20

Arns & BrandiCr/NCNone3Th6:30-9:30pmMt Ct
TBALAW 619Upper Level Writing Requirement

  The Upper Level Research and Writing Requirement is intended to provide students with the opportunity to refine the research and writing skills learned in the first year, and to enhance the skills necessary to undertake writing projects on their own following graduation. Students choose topics, submit outlines, prepare and submit a first draft, and complete the final paper in consultation with faculty members in approved courses andco-curricular programs.  

Notes: Requires submission of Writing Requirement Petition signed by the supervising faculty member, by the last day to add classes in Fall '14.

Supervising InstructorCr/NCNone0
43263LAW 97501USF Moot Court Competition (AYC)

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Advocate of the Year (AYC) Competition. Written brief required. Satisfies the Professional Skills Requirement.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

HoCr/NCNo1
42705LAW 94901Work, Gender & the Law Seminar

In this seminar, we will examine in a small-group setting issues related to gender and work and the laws that affect (and/or seek to affect) how gender is constructed, constrained, and performed (by women and men) in work.  Course coverage will include antidiscrimination in employment laws as well as laws that relate to gender in specific work institutions, such as the military, and those that relate to gender in institutions that set the stage for work, such as laws that regulate discrimination in education and membership in private clubs.  There will be an overarching sociological component to the readings assigned in the course.  The course will also emphasize development of writing skills.  Each student will research, write, and present an original paper on a Work, Gender, and the Law topic.

Notes: Seminar. Attendance rule for "closed" limited enrollment classes: professor may drop any enrolled or wait listed student with an unexcused absence during the first three weeks of the semester.
Certificate: LE PIL
Enroll Limit: 20
Writing Requirement: All

Green, TA-FPaper3M1:30-4:20pm301
42776LAW 95401Youth Law Center

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Participants selected on a rolling basis beginning June 1st. Weekly externship class every Wed.at Legal Services for Children. Externs must work 14 hours per week.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

Trillin, et alCr/NCNo4W9:30-11:30am
42812LAW 95402Youth Law Center

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Participants selected on a rolling basis beginning June 1st. Weekly externship class every Wednesday at Legal Services for Children. Externs must work 14 hours per week.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

Trillin, et alCr/NCNo5W9:30-11:30am

Non-Classroom Courses

CRNCourse#SecCourse NameProfessorGradeExamUnitsDaysTimeRoom
42757LAW 97301Competition Team: ABA Labor & Employment Law Trials Competition

 The American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law established the LEL Trial Advocacy Competition to introduce law students to the challenges and rewards of employment and labor litigation.  Law students who participate in the Competition have the opportunity to develop their trial advocacy technique in a mock courtroom experience. The Competition offers participating students a forum in which they may develop the skills they will be using as practitioners, and a chance to meet and network with fellow law students and labor and employment law practitioners.

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Mandatory practices will meet on Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm in room 101 on dates tba. Qualifies for LE Certificate Practicum
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: LE
Non-Classroom: Yes

FlynnCr/NCNo2F1:00-2:00pm101
42711LAW 98601ASP or LawPlus Tutors

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.

Non-Classroom: Yes

Fong, Sakai, WilsonCr/NCNo1
42712LAW 98602ASP or LawPlus Tutors

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.

Non-Classroom: Yes

Fong, Sakai, WilsonCr/NCNo2
TBALAW 956Civil Externship

The Civil Externship Law Program gives upper-division students the opportunity to put their education in practice by working at law firms, legal departments, and public interest and government agencies for academic credit. See the Externship Section of the website for detailed information.

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Three mandatory class sessions meet on Fri. 1:00-2:50pm on 8/29, 9/19, and 11/7.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

GeevargisCr/NCNo3-13F1:00-2:50pm102
42713LAW 96101Criminal and Juvenile Justice Law Clinic

A successor to our first in-house program, the criminal clinic remains a core component of the USF Law Clinic. Students enrolled in this clinic represent indigent defendants in all phases of criminal proceedings, from arraignment through trial and appeal. They also represent minors in juvenile court delinquency proceedings. 

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Satisfies the entire practicum reqt for PIL Cert. Participants are selected in the previous semester.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Criminal Procedure, Evidence and selection by instructor.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

MeyerCr/NCNo6M3:30-5:20pmMt Ct
TBALAW 957Criminal Externship

Criminal Externship Law Program gives upper-division students the opportunity to put their education in practice by working at law firms, legal departments, and public interest and government agencies for academic credit. See the Externship Section of the website for detailed information.

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Four mandatory class sessions meet on Fri., 1:00-2:50pm on 9/12, 10/3, 10/24 & 11/7.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

ColemanCr/NCNo3-13F1:00-2:50pmMt Ct
N/ALAW 99001Directed Research

 A non-classroom course permitting independent and original research in a specialized area of the law under direction of a full-time faculty member. 

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Student must submit a Directed Research enrollment for, signed by the supervising faculty member, to the Registrar's Office, by the last day to add classes: 1/17/2014. Forms available in the Law Registrar's Office and on the School of Law website.
Writing Requirement: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

Full-Time FacultyCr/NCNo1 - 2N/AN/AN/A
42714LAW 96701Employment Law Clinic

 Students in this clinic represent clients in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission mediations involving alleged discrimination. Students investigate claims and prepare cases for mediation. As part of their preparation, students develop the theory of the case, determine damages, and write a mediation brief. Upon successful resolution of the case, students prepare a settlement agreement. In addition, students become involved in wage and hour disputes before the California Labor Commissioner. The clinic assists clients of the Instituto Laboral de la Raza, a nonprofit workers' rights organization that addresses the needs of low income workers and their families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Satisfies the entire practicum reqt for PIL Cert. Some classes extended to 6:00pm. Participants are selected in the previous semester.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: LE PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Talbot, et al.Cr/NCNo6T3:30-5:50pmZL 017
42722LAW 98001Journal: Intellectual Property Bulletin

The Intellectual Property Law Bulletin is a student-run law journal focusing on current trends in intellectual property law. The bulletin includes articles from students, professors, and practitioners on diverse areas of intellectual property law ranging from patents to cyberspace law. The bulletin also includes a survey of the cutting-edge intellectual property cases in the country.

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Approved senior editor positions in final year only earn 2 units each in fall & spring, maximum 4 units. CERTIFICATES: IP practicum.
Certificate: IPTL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Cr/NCNo2
42715LAW 96401Internet and Intellectual Property Justice Clinic

The Internet and Intellectual Property Justice Clinic, in partnership with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, provides a variety of intellectual property legal services, such as domain name disputes in ICANN proceedings, copyright infringement notifications and counter notifications under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, as well as other trademark and copyright matters. The clinic is also a partner in "Chilling Effects," a joint project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and law school clinics at Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, and Maine. Chilling Effects helps the public understand the protections that the First Amendment and intellectual property laws provide for online activities.

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Units may partially satisfy PIL Cert practicum. Participants are selected in the previous semester.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: IPTL PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Talbot, et al.Cr/NCNo3W4:30-5:50pmZL 002
42716LAW 96501Investor Justice Clinic

In the Investor Justice Clinic, students represent investors in actions involving allegations of wrongdoing by securities firms and/or their employees. Students appear in arbitrations and other proceedings before the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) as well as the NYSE Arca (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange). The clinic is officially recognized by the Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Units may partially satisfy PIL Cert practicum. Participants are selected in the previous semester.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: BUS PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Talbot, et al.Cr/NCNo3W1:30-3:20pmZL 002
TBALAW 958Judicial Externship

The Judicial Externship Program offers eligible upper-division students to receive academic credit for positions as law clerks under the direct supervision of judges and research attorneys in state and federal courts. See the Externship Section of the website for detailed information. 

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Mandatory full day Judicial Externship Orientation will be held on the Friday, August 22nd, 10:00am-4:00pm.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

GeevargisCr/NCNo3-13Friday 8/22/1410:00am-4:00pm
42719LAW 98301Journal: Law Review Editor

The USF Law Review is staffed and managed by students of the USF School of Law. The journal, which is published four times a year, serves as USF's voice in the ongoing academic debate regarding the evolution of law. Each issue of legal scholarship is comprised of articles by professors and practitioners as well as student notes and/or comments. All articles are subject to a rigorous editorial process to strengthen substance, polish tone, and ensure citation accuracy.

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Editors earn 2 units per semester. Maximum of 4 units.
Non-Classroom: Yes

Cr/NCNo2
42720LAW 98201Journal: Law Review Staff

The USF Law Review is staffed and managed by students of the USF School of Law. The journal, which is published four times a year, serves as USF's voice in the ongoing academic debate regarding the evolution of law. Each issue of legal scholarship is comprised of articles by professors and practitioners as well as student notes and/or comments. All articles are subject to a rigorous editorial process to strengthen substance, polish tone, and ensure citation accuracy.

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Staff earn 1 unit per semester, maximum 3 units. (2FT enroll fall & spring, 3FT may enroll spring only.) Exception: 3FT write-ons: enroll fall and spring for a maximum total of 2 units.
Non-Classroom: Yes

Cr/NCNo 1
TBALAW 95401Legal Services for Children

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Participants selected on a rolling basis beginning June 1st. Weekly externship class every Wed. Externs must work 3 full days , Wed plus 2 other days as fits your schedule.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

Trillin, et alCr/NCNo7-13W
42721LAW 98401Journal: Maritime Law Journal

The USF Maritime Law Journal is a student-run, biannual law journal that focuses on legal issues arising out of navigable waters and includes an annual survey of Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals maritime cases. The journal is designed as a practical guide for practitioners to gain information on the latest developments in maritime law, including recent statutory and case law changes.

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Approved senior editor positions in final year only earn 2 units each in fall & spring, maximum 4 units.
Non-Classroom: Yes

Cr/NCNo2
42717LAW 96601Mediation Clinic

 Students in the Mediation Clinic have the opportunity to apply dispute resolution skills by serving as mediators in cases brought to the San Francisco Small Claims Court. These mediations involve most areas of the law with the exception of criminal and family law matters. After intensive training, clinic students conduct mediations and draft settlement agreements for parties who are able to resolve their disputes. 

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Participants selected the prior semester. Extra mediation opportunities (5-9) will take place immediately after class on Mon, 3:30-5:20 (Units may partially satisfy PIL Cert practicum). Participants are selected in the previous semester.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Talbot, et al.Cr/NCNo3M1:30-3:20pmZL 017
42726LAW 97701Moot Court Board

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Executive Director, External Advocacy Director, Internal Advocacy Director, and Development Directors (7). Mandatory sessions will meet on days/times tba.
Non-Classroom: Yes

FlynnCr/NCNo2
42727LAW 97801Moot Court Case Counsel

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Assist LRWA professors in developing legal problems for first year oral advocacy requirement. Mandatory sessions will meet on days/times tba. Satisfies the Upper Level Research & Writing Requirement.
Non-Classroom: Yes

HoCr/NCNo1
42760LAW 97304Competition Team: National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition

Organized by the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and UC Hastings School of Law, this competition features a criminal trial case.  The competition features 24 law school teams from all around the country. Each team is comprised of four students who must prepare both a prosecution and defense team; each student performs the role of advocate and witness and following every round, the team must switch roles. 

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.

Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

FlynnCr/NCNo2F1:00-2:00pm101
42759LAW 97303Competition Team: National Moot Court Competition

This long-running competition is run by the Young Lawyers Committee and co-sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers.  Since 1950, this competition has strived to promote the art of appellate advocacy through intellectual rigor and persuasive argument. Every year, over 150 law schools compete in the regional rounds throughout the U.S., and the winners advance to the final rounds held at the New York City Bar. This widely–recognized National Moot Court Competition allows law students to hone their appellate advocacy skills by arguing before prominent members of our profession.

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.

Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

FlynnCr/NCNo2F1:00-2:00pm101
42758LAW 97302Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition

Hosted by the University of San Diego, this tournament provides advocates with the opportunity to argue challenging and timely issues related to criminal procedure before experienced and knowledgeable members of the California Bench Bar. 

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.

Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

Flynn2F1:00-2:00pm101
43263LAW 97501USF Moot Court Competition (AYC)

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Advocate of the Year (AYC) Competition. Written brief required. Satisfies the Professional Skills Requirement.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

HoCr/NCNo1
42776LAW 95401Youth Law Center

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Participants selected on a rolling basis beginning June 1st. Weekly externship class every Wed.at Legal Services for Children. Externs must work 14 hours per week.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

Trillin, et alCr/NCNo4W9:30-11:30am
42812LAW 95402Youth Law Center

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Participants selected on a rolling basis beginning June 1st. Weekly externship class every Wednesday at Legal Services for Children. Externs must work 14 hours per week.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

Trillin, et alCr/NCNo5W9:30-11:30am