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Fall 2015 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.

Upper Division Required Courses

CRNCourse#SecCourse NameProfessorGradeExamUnitsDaysTimeRoom
42819LAW 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: 2FT students complete Fall or Spring semester. (2PTs and 2FTs who transferred from PT must enroll in this semester's evening section.)

ManianA-F12/7, 1:30pm4M,W1:30-3:20pm100
42818LAW 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 2PTs and 2FTs who transferred from PT. (2FT may enroll if space available.) Meets every Tue and on five Thu: 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, & 10/29.

NiceA-F12/7, 6:30pm4T, Th6:30-9:30pm See Notes.100
42761LAW 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.

HingA-F12/16, 1:30pm4T, Th9:00-10:50am100
42787LAW 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

LondonA-FPaper3T2:30-5:20pm301
42788LAW 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-FPaper3W6:30-9:30pm301
42799LAW 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 Monday and on five Thursdays: 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, & 11/5.

KaswanA-F12/12, 9:00am4M, Th6:30-9:30pm See Notes103
100

Bar Elective

CRNCourse#SecCourse NameProfessorGradeExamUnitsDaysTimeRoom
42745LAW 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. 

Notes: Will not be offering in spring semester.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Property (Pre-Requisite)

IglesiasA-F12/12, 9:00am2Th6:30-8:30pm101
42753LAW 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: Special Registration Priority.
Certificate: BUS

DibadjA-F12/10, 6:30pm4M,W6:30-8:30pm100
42785LAW 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

MikulakCr/NCNone2F 9:30am-12:45pm See Notes.102
42786LAW 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

HonigsbergCr/NCNone2M6:30-9:30pm See notes.101
42801LAW 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-F12/18, 1:30pm3T, Th1:30-2:50pm100
42817LAW 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 (pre-requisite)

GreenA-F12/14, 6:30pm3T6:30-9:30pm101

Elective

CRNCourse#SecCourse NameProfessorGradeExamUnitsDaysTimeRoom
42736LAW 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

DaherOpt12/7, 6:30pm3Th6:30-9:30pm102
42737LAW 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-F12/9, 1:30pm3T, Th11:00am-12:20pm102
42738LAW 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 (pre-requisites)
Professional Skills: Yes
Enroll Limit: 18

WrightCr/NCNone2T9:00-10:50amZf 105
42739LAW 62101American Legal System 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 VegaLLM12/10, 1:30pm2T3:30-5:20pm240
42740LAW 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 an antitrust violation and prosecute anticompetitive activities in the market place, primarily as class cases on behalf of direct and indirect purchasers.

Notes: Assignments throughout the semester.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Evidence (pre-requisite)
Certificate: BUS IPTL
Writing Requirement: 1-3

ScarpullaOptNone3T, Th9:00-10:20am103
42741LAW 65201Appellate Advocacy

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

Notes: May satisfy either Writing Requirement or Professional Skills Requirement, not both. 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 2015-16 advocacy teams
Professional Skills: Yes
Enroll Limit: 26
Writing Requirement: All

FlynnCr/NCPaper3T, Th11:00am-12:20pmMt Ct
42742LAW 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: Eleven week class ends on 11/09. 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 (pre-requisite)
Professional Skills: Yes
Enroll Limit: 20

Nadler, JacobsonCr/NCNone2M6:30-9:00pm See notes.301
42877LAW 98601ASP or LawPlus Tutors

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.

Non-Classroom: Yes

Fong, Sakai, WilsonCr/NCNone1
42878LAW 98602ASP or LawPlus Tutors

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.

Non-Classroom: Yes

Fong, Sakai, WilsonCr/NCNo2
42743LAW 66101Bankruptcy

A study of creditors' rights and debtors' protection under the Federal Bankruptcy Code. The course provides an overview of liquidation and reorganization, both for individuals and corporations. Debtor-creditor relations under state law are also considered, both as an alternative to bankruptcy and as they relate to proceedings in bankruptcy. 

Certificate: BUS

PriceOpt12/10, 6:30pm3M6:30-9:30pmMt Ct
42744LAW 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. 

Piasta & DriscollCr/NCNone3W6:30-9:30pmMt Ct
TBDLAW 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.
Requires pre-approval of Externship. Mandatory 2 hour classes meet in KN 102 on three Fridays, 1:00-2:50pm, dates tba.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

GeevargisCr/NCNo3-13F1:00-2:50pm102
42745LAW 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. 

Notes: Will not be offering in spring semester.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Property (Pre-Requisite)

IglesiasA-F12/12, 9:00am2Th6:30-8:30pm101
42746LAW 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 the Moot Courtroom on dates tba.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: LE
Non-Classroom: Yes

FlynnCr/NCNone2T5:30-6:20pmMt Ct
42868LAW 97305Competition Team: National Criminal Procedure Competition

The National Criminal Procedure Tournament, now approaching its 25th year, regularly hosts teams from the top moot court programs around the nation for competition taking place in late October or early November. This competition provide advocates with the opportunity to argue challenging and timely issues related to criminal procedure before experienced and knowledgeable members of the California Bench and Bar.

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Mandatory practices will meet on Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm in the Moot Courtroom on dates tba.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

FlynnCr/NCNone2T5:30-6:20pmMt Ct
42747LAW 97302Competition 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.
Mandatory practices will meet in the Moot Courtroom on Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm on dates tba.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

FlynnCr/NCNone2T5:30-6:20pmMt Ct
42748LAW 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.
Mandatory practices will meet in the Moot Courtroom on Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm on dates tba.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

FlynnCr/NCNone2T5:30-6:20pmMt Ct
42749LAW 97304Competition Team:Thomas 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.
Mandatory practices will meet in Moot Courtroom on Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm on dates tba.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

FlynnCr/NCNone2T5:30-6:20pmMt Ct
42833LAW 97501Competition Team:USF Moot Court Competition (AYC)

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

HoCr/NCNo1
42751LAW 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/NCNone2T9:00-10:50amZf 017
42752LAW 71401Copyright Law

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-F12/9, 1:30pm3T, Th11:00am-12:20pm103
42753LAW 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: Special Registration Priority.
Certificate: BUS

DibadjA-F12/10, 6:30pm4M,W6:30-8:30pm100
42754LAW 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. Continuing students use CRN 42880.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Criminal Procedure, Evidence and selection by instructor.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Meadows, MeyerCr/NCNone6M3:30-5:20pmMt Ct
TBDLAW 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.
Requires pre-approval of Externship Office. Four mandatory class sessions meet on Fri., 2:00-3:50pm on 8/28, 10/2, 10/23, and 11/13.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

ColemanCr/NCNo3-13F2:00-3:50pmMoot Courtroom
TBDLAW 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 form, signed by the supervising faculty member, to the Registrar's Office, by the last day to add classes: 09/04/2015 . Forms available in the Law Registrar's Office and on the School of Law website.
Writing Requirement: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

Full-Time FacultyCr/NCNone1 - 2N/AN/AN/A
42755LAW 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: Seminar: May co-enroll in domestic violence litigation externship. May satisify either the Upper Level Writing Requirement or Professional Skills requirement, not both. 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: 1-3

Murphy, VuA-FTake-Out3Th9:00-11:50am301
42756LAW 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 (pre-requisite)
Certificate: PIL

Green, VA-F12/14, 1:30pm2W1:30-3:20pmMt Ct
42757LAW 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.
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/NCNone6T3:30-5:20pm See NotesZL 017
42758LAW 73801Employment Law Seminar

 Students explore advanced topics in employment law, as well as the process of writing academic papers. Each student prepares a paper on an employment law topic of their choice and presents it to the class during the term. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, or permission of the Professor. 

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: Pre-requisite: One employment law class or permission of instructor.
Certificate: BUS LE
Enroll Limit: 20
Writing Requirement: All

OntiverosOptPaper3W9:00-11:50am301
42759LAW 73901Energy Law

This course will provide an in‑depth review of the basic principles of energy law, with a particular focus on the regulated electricity and natural gas industries. It will survey both federal and state law, and will cover important federal-state jurisdictional issues grounded in the Commerce Clause and Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Students will learn basic principles of the regulatory scheme in the United States, including cost-of-service ratemaking, modern market-based rates, and experiments (not all of them successful) with deregulation. A segment of the course will cover key developments in the emerging area of renewable energy.

Certificate: PIL

Lindh, MiddlekauffA-FTake-Home3M,W3:30-4:50pm103
42760LAW 75001European Union Law / Topics in European Union Law

Designed for those who have not studied European Union ('EU') Law. It provides an incisive introduction to a legal system affecting more than half a billion people based in the 28 Member States of the EU.  Future lawyers advising US corporations doing business in EU territory will benefit from exposure to this fast-paced and increasingly influential area of law.The objectives of this course are twofold. First, it charts the development of EU law and explains how its institutions, procedures and law-making processes operate. Bearing in mind that the EU is the largest player on the global trading scene, the second part of the course then examines a number of the most important areas of EU substantive law including free movement of goods, services and persons, as well as the legal and practical significance of European Union Citizenship.  

Notes: Six week class ends on 10/01/15.
Certificate: ICL

SchusterA-F10/2/15, 1:00pm2T, Th1:30-3:20pm See Notes.ZL 017
42762LAW 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

RosenbergOpt12/14, 6:30pm3T6:30-9:30pm102
42763LAW 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.

Notes: Assignments and class participation required.
Certificate: PIL
Writing Requirement: 1-3

BuddsOptPaper3T6:30-9:30pm104
42764LAW 79001Immigration Law

An overview of U.S. immigration and citizenship laws, including the statutes and the public policy contexts, regulations and judicial decisions. Topics covered include nonimmigrant visas, how to obtain and retain lawful permanent resident status, exclusion at the border, grounds for deportation, deportation hearing procedures, relief from deportation, administrative appeals, federal judicial review, asylum, and citizenship and naturalization. 

Certificate: PIL
Writing Requirement: 1-3

HingA-F12/11, 1:30pm3T, Th1:30-2:50pm104
42765LAW 96301Immigration Law Clinic

 Students enrolled in this clinic principally would represent unaccompanied children (UACs) and possibly their relatives in all phases of immigration proceedings, at the asylum office, the immigration courts, and adjudication offices of US Citizenship and Immigration Services. They also will represent minors in probate and family court to seek guardianships where appropriate to qualify for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.  While the principal focus of the clinic will be on UAC and related cases, other deportation defense cases will likely be part of the caseload as well as cases involving deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA program) and preparation of cases that fall under President Obama’s recent deferred action program for parents of U.S. citizens. 

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Contact Professor Hing for Application materials.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Recommended: Immigration Law
Certificate: PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Hing, Brown-ScottCr/NCNone2-6F10:00-11:50am301 See Notes
42766LAW 79201Information Privacy Law

This course examines the legal protection of privacy. It explores the interaction of common law, constitutional law, and the patchwork of statutes that endeavor to protect privacy. Topics will include tort privacy claims, privacy of medical information, privacy and law enforcement, privacy and computerized records, and privacy at work. 

Certificate: IPTL PIL
Writing Requirement: 1-3

FreiwaldOptTake-Home3M6:30-9:30pm102
42867LAW 76701Innovation, Instability & Regulation: Legal Aspects of Modern Financial Institutions

 This seminar will introduce the core principles of banking and the financial system and explore the tension between financial innovation and regulation.   It will review the causes of the 2008 financial crisis, issues such as “too big to fail”, and the regulatory response.  The class will also consider forms of regulation appropriate for the future (including Fintech developments) from the standpoint of the industry, the consumer, and the regulator.  There will be an emphasis on class participation, and each student will explore an issue in detail, write a paper and present it to the class.

Notes: Seminar. Previous course title: Regulation of Financial Institutions. 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: BUS
Enroll Limit: 20
Writing Requirement: 1-3

Brooks, MeyerA-FPaper2Th3:00-4:50pm301
42767LAW 79501Insurance Law

This course is designed to provide a practical guide to the application of insurance to everyday legal practice. The course focuses on understanding, interpreting and enforcing coverage found in commercial general liability, property/homeowners, automobile, and other types of insurance policies, and also focuses on the potential liability of insurers for bad faith and extra-contractual damages. Emphasis is on the function of insurance in civil litigation, business transactions, protection of property and personal security, and the role insurance plays in shaping, and being shaped by, public policy. 

Certificate: BUS
Writing Requirement: 1-3

MosesOpt12/8, 6:30pm3Th6:30-9:30pm103
42768LAW 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

FranklynOpt12/17, 6:30pm3W6:30-9:30pm101
42769LAW 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: Student can apply units toward Writing Requirement or Professional Skills, not both. 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/NCNone2W1:30-3:20pmZf 105
42770LAW 80301International Civil Dispute Resolution & Arbitration

This course exposes students to the doctrines and skills of the international practitioner negotiating contracts, dealing with contract related disputes, and securing enforcement of transnational business arrangements for sales and investment. The substantive principles covered will include procedural mechanisms such as transnational service of process and taking evidence abroad.  Principal subjects will also include jurisdiction, forum selection, enforcement of foreign judgments and a major emphasis concerning international arbitration.  Students will apply the substantive coverage in skills exercises involving the drafting and negotiation of contracts.

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. Formerly titled "International Civil Dispute Resolution".
Certificate: ICL
Enroll Limit: 20
Writing Requirement: All

GarveyA-FPaper2Th9:00-10:50am240
42771LAW 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 (Spring 2016)
Certificate: ICL PIL
Writing Requirement: 1-3

de la VegaA-F12/17, 6:30pm3W6:30-9:30pm103
42772LAW 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.
Participants are selected in the previous semester. Continuing students use CRN 42871.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: IPTL PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Talbot, et al.Cr/NCNone4W4:30-5:50pmZL 017
42773LAW 72201Internet Law

This course studies the emerging body of law relating to cyberspace, focusing on the Internet and online services. The course considers how to adapt law to cyberspace, looking at case law, statutes, and other methods of regulation. Topics include jurisdiction, computer crime, electronic privacy, free speech in cyberspace (including online indecency), online torts (including spam and defamation) and intellectual property in cyberspace. While prior exposure to cyberspace is helpful, no special expertise is required. 

Notes: Previous course title: Cyberlaw
Certificate: IPTL PIL
Writing Requirement: 1-3

FreiwaldOptTake-Home3T, Th1:30-2:50pm103
42774LAW 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.
Participants are selected in the previous semester. Continuing students use CRN 42872.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: BUS PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Talbot, et al.Cr/NCNo5W1:30-3:20pmZL 017
42775LAW 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
42776LAW 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
42777LAW 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
42778LAW 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
TBDLAW 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.
Requires pre-approval of Externship Office. Mandatory full day Judicial Externship Orientation will be held on the Friday, August 21st, 10:00am-4:00pm.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

GeevargisCr/NCNo3-13Friday, 08/21/1510:00am-4:00pm
42779LAW 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

CarrollOpt12/17, 6:30pm3W6:30-9:30pm102
42780LAW 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: 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.
Enroll Limit: 20
Writing Requirement: 1-3

BrownA-FPaper3M, W3:30-4:50pm301
42781LAW 85001Law of News Gathering & Reporting

An in-depth look at the legal issues involved in the gathering and reporting of news and other forms of mass communication. Among the topics examined will be access to court proceedings and records, Freedom of Information Act and access to governmental meetings and records, the reporters privilege against compelled disclosure, prior restraints, issues of tort liability including defamation and invasion of privacy, commercial advertising, and student press rights. The class will also examine the differential treatment the law gives various media and consider the impact of the development of both new media and new news reporting models on the applicable law.

Notes: Formerly titled: Law of Mass Communication & the Press
Certificate: IPTL
Writing Requirement: 1-3

Greene, DOptTake-Home3T, Th4:00-5:20pm104
42782LAW 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: Enrollment limited to and required for the 2FTs subject to supervised study.
Enroll Limit: 10

SakaiCr/NCNone2M3:30-5:20pmZ 012
42783LAW 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: Enrollment limited to and required for the 2FTs subject to supervised study.
Enroll Limit: 10

SakaiCr/NCNone2W3:30-5:20pmZ 012
42784LAW 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: Enrollment limited to and required for the 2FTs subject to supervised study.
Enroll Limit: 10

SakaiCr/NCNone2W6:30-8:30pm240
42785LAW 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

MikulakCr/NCNone2F 9:30am-12:45pm See Notes.102
42786LAW 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

HonigsbergCr/NCNone2M6:30-9:30pm See notes.101
TBDLAW 95401Legal Services for Children Externship

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Apply through USF Externship Office (KN 235) no later than May 21. Priority to applicants who can work 24 hrs/week. Mandatory class component meets weekly at Legal Services for Children (1245 Market Street).
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Trillin, et alCr/NCNone3-13W9:30-11:30am
42789LAW 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 local government formation, public finance and government services as well as the application of these subjects to themes such as regionalism, sprawl, environmental concerns and development, residential segregation, policing, immigration, schooling and welfare.  This course also provides a quick examination of municipal bankruptcies and the financialization of regional, state and local economies.  Not least, the course builds in skills development with a look at the operations of administrative law courts and state and local legislative processes.  

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: PIL
Enroll Limit: 20
Writing Requirement: 1-3

KuruvilaA-FNone3M9:00-11:50am301
42790LAW 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. 

Bull & GibsonA-F12/11, 1:30pm3Th3:00-5:50pm240
42791LAW 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

White/WoodCr/NCNone3T6:30-9:30pm240
See NotesLAW 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). (3 Unit CRN: 42869) / (4 Unit CRN: TBD)
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Talbot, et al.Cr/NCNo3-4M1:30-3:20pmZL 017
42792LAW 97701Moot Court Board

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Executive Director, External Advocacy Director, Internal Advocacy Director, and Development Directors (5). Mandatory sessions will meet on Tuesdays, 5:30-6:20pm on dates tba.
Non-Classroom: Yes

FlynnCr/NCNone2T5:30-6:20pm See Notes
42793LAW 97801Moot Court Case Counsel

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Assist LRWA professor in developing legal problems for first year oral advocacy requirement. Mandatory sessions will meet on Tuesdays, 5:30-6:20pm on dates tba.
Writing Requirement: All
Non-Classroom: Yes

HoCr/NCNone1T5:30-6:20 See Notes
42794LAW 88301Nonprofit 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, W3:30-4:50pm104
42795LAW 88401Partnership Taxation

This course is an in-depth study of federal taxation of partnerships and partners. Coverage includes: classification of partnerships for tax purposes, transfers of property and services to partnerships, the treatment of partnership indebtedness, taxation of partner-partnership transactions, sales of a partnership interests, partnership distributions, liquidation of a partner's interest, liquidation of a partnership, and death of a partner.

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

RosenbergOpt12/17, 1:30pm3M,W9:00-10:20am104
42796LAW 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-Home3T6:30-9:30pmMt Ct
42797LAW 88601Patent Licensing & Monetization

A skills-based intellectual property course covering patent licensing and patent monetization transactions, which represents the largest financial portion of the patent economy.  The course will focus on negotiation skills, contract drafting skills, presentation skills, and technical knowledge as used in actual licensing and monetization negotiations as well as integrating key subjects from patent law to demonstrate real-world business transactions involving patents.  Students will conduct mock negotiations and contract drafting for three separate patent transactions: a mock patent sale, a mock licensing engagement, and a mock patent portfolio transaction.  Lectures will cover core patent law licensing and monetization issues, contractual patent issues, portfolio transactions driving Mergers & Acquisitions, patent consortiums, patent portfolio market economics and other patent monetization vehicles.  Students will have the opportunity to meet in-house counsel and guest speakers from law firms or companies who are active in the patent licensing and monetization space.  Credit is based on regular homework assignments and in-class mock-negotiation performance.  

Notes: Student can apply units toward Writing Requirement or Professional Skills, not both. 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: Recommended Prerequisites: Patent Law, Patent Litigation, Intellectual Property Survey, or USPTO registration
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: IPTL
Enroll Limit: 15
Writing Requirement: 1-3

Khaliq, WinarskiCr/NCNone3Th6:30-9:30pm301
42830LAW 89501Personal Injury Litigation

This course will teach you how to handle a personal injury case from beginning to end.  We cover who’s involved, when things happen, beginning with the initial contract (signup) to settlement (handing your client their check).  Along the way we break down the practice area into its essential areas, including; case selection, investigation, claims adjuster negotiations, filing a case with the court, discovery, alternative dispute resolution, expert witnesses and settlement considerations. 

StollCr/NCNone2T9:00-10:50am104
42798LAW 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: 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.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-requisite: Constitutional Law
Certificate: PIL
Enroll Limit: 20
Writing Requirement: All

NiceA-FPaper2W1:30-3:20pm301
42800LAW 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

GarveyOptTake-Home3M, W10:30-11:50am103
42801LAW 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-F12/18, 1:30pm3T, Th1:30-2:50pm100
42802LAW 91601Secured Transactions

A survey of the law related to the use of personal property as security in both commercial and consumer credit transactions. The focus is on Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, with an exploration of the purpose and scope of Article 9 and the difference between secured and unsecured credit. Transactions where lending is based on tangible or intangible personal property are considered, including equipment, inventory, receivables, intellectual property, and consumer assets. The course examines creation, perfection and enforcement of security interests; priority disputes among competing secured creditors or between secured creditors and other claimants; and debtor's rights and creditor's remedies in the event of default. 

Certificate: BUS

PriceOpt12/15, 1:30pm3M,W10:30-11:50am104
42803LAW 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: Pre-requisite: Corporations, Recommended: Administrative Law
Certificate: BUS

DibadjA-F12/7, 1:30pm3M, W1:30-2:50pm104
42804LAW 63502Tax LLM: Accounting 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. 

Notes: (Open to JD students). Course held at downtown USF campus, 101 Howard Street.
Certificate: BUS TAX
Enroll Limit: 30

DaherA-F12/9, 6:00pm2W6:00-7:50pm450
42805LAW 50002Tax LLM: California Tax Appeals Assistance Program

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 8/26. (Open to JD Students). Non-classroom units for JDs. Course held at downtown USF campus, 101 Howard Street.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-requisite: Federal Income Tax
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: TAX
Enroll Limit: 15

Larken, ShaltesCr/NCNone1-3W12:30-2:30pm454
42806LAW 71801Tax LLM: Corporate 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: (Open to JD students). Course runs 10/19-12/2 and meets Mondays and Wednesdays. Course meets at the Anderson Tax Office (100 First Street).
Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-requisite: Federal Income Taxation
Certificate: TAX
Enroll Limit: 30

LathropeA-F12/7, 6:00pm3M, W3:00-5:50pmAnderson Tax
42807LAW 50101Tax LLM: Federal 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: (Open to JD students). Course held at downtown USF campus, 101 Howard Street.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-requisite: Federal Income Taxation
Certificate: TAX
Enroll Limit: 30

Yee, D.A-F11/2, 6:00pm2M6:00-8:55pm450
42808LAW 51101Tax LLM: Federal 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: (Open to JD students). Course held at downtown USF campus, 101 Howard Street.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-requisite: Federal Income Taxation
Certificate: TAX
Enroll Limit: 35

LathropeA-F12/8, 6:00pm2T6:00-7:50pm450
42809LAW 50201 Tax LLM: Foreign 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). Course held at downtown USF campus, 101 Howard Street.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-requisite: Federal Income Taxation
Certificate: TAX
Enroll Limit: 10

StanalandA-F12/9, 6:00pm2W6:00-7:50pm448
42810LAW 50301Tax LLM: Income 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). Course meets at the downtown campus (101 Howard St.)
Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-requisite: Federal Income Taxation
Certificate: TAX
Enroll Limit: 35

BlauA-F12/9, 6:00pm2W6:00-7:50pm454
42831LAW 51501Tax LLM: Introduction to Federal Income Taxation

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: Six week course - runs from 10/20/15 to 12/1/15. Priority to MLST students. Not open to JD students. Course meets at Andersen Tax (100 First Street)
Enroll Limit: 30

RosenbergA-F12/8, 6:00pm2T, Th See Notes3:00-4:50pmAnderson Tax
42811LAW 92401Tax LLM: State and Local Taxation

This course examines the fundamentals of state and local taxation with emphasis on federal constitutional and statutory limitations on the power of states to impose various taxes. The course will focus on principles of corporate and personal income taxation but will also provide an introduction to other taxes levied at the state and local level, including sales and use taxes and property tax. While the course will provide an overview of state and local taxes across the United States, we will refer to California taxation for a reference point and a base from which to compare the laws of other jurisdictions. 

Notes: LLM Taxation Course (open to JD students). Course meets at the downtown campus (101 Howard St.)
Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-requisite: Federal Income Taxation
Certificate: TAX
Enroll Limit: 35

AndersonA-F12/10, 6:00pm2Th6:00-7:50pm454
42812LAW 50501Tax LLM: Tax Fraud, Crimes and Investigation

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). Course held at downtown USF campus, 101 Howard Street.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-requisite: Federal Income Taxation
Certificate: TAX
Enroll Limit: 35

WalkerA-F12/10, 6:00pm2Th6:00-7:50pm450
42813LAW 50601Tax LLM: Tax 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 8/24 and 4 other dates tba. Non-classroom units for JDs. LLM Taxation Course (open to JD students). Course meets at the downtown campus (101 Howard St.)
Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-requisite: Federal Income Taxation
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: TAX
Enroll Limit: 2

Yee, D.Cr/NCNone1M5:00-6:00pm
42814LAW 50701Tax LLM: Taxation 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: LLM Taxation Course (open to JD students). Course Meets at the downtown campus (101 Howard St.)
Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-requisite: Federal Income Taxation
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: TAX
Enroll Limit: 15

MawhinneyCr/NCNone1T5:00-5:50pm454
42815LAW 93101Topics in Contemporary Family Law

This course will cover a variety of cutting edge issues in current family law practice, with an emphasis on non-traditional families.  Topics will include: gay marriage, domestic partnerships and civil unions; protecting the parental rights of lesbian and gay parents; impacts of Assisted Reproductive Technologies on determinations of parenthood; transgender families; family privacy and abortion; changing definitions of fatherhood; and several adoption issues including the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Certificate: PIL

WaldOpt12/16, 6:30pm3M6:30-9:30pm240
42816LAW 93801Trial Practice: Civil Litigation

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.  

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
TBDLAW 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 09/04/2015, the last day to add classes in Fall '15.

Supervising InstructorCr/NCNone0
42817LAW 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 (pre-requisite)

GreenA-F12/14, 6:30pm3T6:30-9:30pm101

Non-Classroom Courses

CRNCourse#SecCourse NameProfessorGradeExamUnitsDaysTimeRoom
42877LAW 98601ASP or LawPlus Tutors

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.

Non-Classroom: Yes

Fong, Sakai, WilsonCr/NCNone1
42878LAW 98602ASP or LawPlus Tutors

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.

Non-Classroom: Yes

Fong, Sakai, WilsonCr/NCNo2
TBDLAW 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.
Requires pre-approval of Externship. Mandatory 2 hour classes meet in KN 102 on three Fridays, 1:00-2:50pm, dates tba.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

GeevargisCr/NCNo3-13F1:00-2:50pm102
42746LAW 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 the Moot Courtroom on dates tba.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: LE
Non-Classroom: Yes

FlynnCr/NCNone2T5:30-6:20pmMt Ct
42868LAW 97305Competition Team: National Criminal Procedure Competition

The National Criminal Procedure Tournament, now approaching its 25th year, regularly hosts teams from the top moot court programs around the nation for competition taking place in late October or early November. This competition provide advocates with the opportunity to argue challenging and timely issues related to criminal procedure before experienced and knowledgeable members of the California Bench and Bar.

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Mandatory practices will meet on Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm in the Moot Courtroom on dates tba.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

FlynnCr/NCNone2T5:30-6:20pmMt Ct
42747LAW 97302Competition 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.
Mandatory practices will meet in the Moot Courtroom on Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm on dates tba.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

FlynnCr/NCNone2T5:30-6:20pmMt Ct
42748LAW 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.
Mandatory practices will meet in the Moot Courtroom on Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm on dates tba.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

FlynnCr/NCNone2T5:30-6:20pmMt Ct
42749LAW 97304Competition Team:Thomas 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.
Mandatory practices will meet in Moot Courtroom on Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm on dates tba.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

FlynnCr/NCNone2T5:30-6:20pmMt Ct
42833LAW 97501Competition Team:USF Moot Court Competition (AYC)

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

HoCr/NCNo1
42754LAW 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. Continuing students use CRN 42880.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Criminal Procedure, Evidence and selection by instructor.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Meadows, MeyerCr/NCNone6M3:30-5:20pmMt Ct
TBDLAW 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.
Requires pre-approval of Externship Office. Four mandatory class sessions meet on Fri., 2:00-3:50pm on 8/28, 10/2, 10/23, and 11/13.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

ColemanCr/NCNo3-13F2:00-3:50pmMoot Courtroom
TBDLAW 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 form, signed by the supervising faculty member, to the Registrar's Office, by the last day to add classes: 09/04/2015 . Forms available in the Law Registrar's Office and on the School of Law website.
Writing Requirement: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

Full-Time FacultyCr/NCNone1 - 2N/AN/AN/A
42757LAW 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.
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/NCNone6T3:30-5:20pm See NotesZL 017
42765LAW 96301Immigration Law Clinic

 Students enrolled in this clinic principally would represent unaccompanied children (UACs) and possibly their relatives in all phases of immigration proceedings, at the asylum office, the immigration courts, and adjudication offices of US Citizenship and Immigration Services. They also will represent minors in probate and family court to seek guardianships where appropriate to qualify for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.  While the principal focus of the clinic will be on UAC and related cases, other deportation defense cases will likely be part of the caseload as well as cases involving deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA program) and preparation of cases that fall under President Obama’s recent deferred action program for parents of U.S. citizens. 

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Contact Professor Hing for Application materials.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Recommended: Immigration Law
Certificate: PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Hing, Brown-ScottCr/NCNone2-6F10:00-11:50am301 See Notes
42772LAW 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.
Participants are selected in the previous semester. Continuing students use CRN 42871.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: IPTL PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Talbot, et al.Cr/NCNone4W4:30-5:50pmZL 017
42774LAW 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.
Participants are selected in the previous semester. Continuing students use CRN 42872.
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: BUS PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Talbot, et al.Cr/NCNo5W1:30-3:20pmZL 017
42775LAW 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
42776LAW 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
42777LAW 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
42778LAW 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
TBDLAW 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.
Requires pre-approval of Externship Office. Mandatory full day Judicial Externship Orientation will be held on the Friday, August 21st, 10:00am-4:00pm.
Professional Skills: Yes
Non-Classroom: Yes

GeevargisCr/NCNo3-13Friday, 08/21/1510:00am-4:00pm
TBDLAW 95401Legal Services for Children Externship

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Apply through USF Externship Office (KN 235) no later than May 21. Priority to applicants who can work 24 hrs/week. Mandatory class component meets weekly at Legal Services for Children (1245 Market Street).
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Trillin, et alCr/NCNone3-13W9:30-11:30am
See NotesLAW 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). (3 Unit CRN: 42869) / (4 Unit CRN: TBD)
Professional Skills: Yes
Certificate: PIL
Non-Classroom: Yes

Talbot, et al.Cr/NCNo3-4M1:30-3:20pmZL 017
42792LAW 97701Moot Court Board

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Executive Director, External Advocacy Director, Internal Advocacy Director, and Development Directors (5). Mandatory sessions will meet on Tuesdays, 5:30-6:20pm on dates tba.
Non-Classroom: Yes

FlynnCr/NCNone2T5:30-6:20pm See Notes
42793LAW 97801Moot Court Case Counsel

Notes: Requires advance approval from program instructor to enroll.
Assist LRWA professor in developing legal problems for first year oral advocacy requirement. Mandatory sessions will meet on Tuesdays, 5:30-6:20pm on dates tba.
Writing Requirement: All
Non-Classroom: Yes

HoCr/NCNone1T5:30-6:20 See Notes