Upper-Level Curriculum

Upper-Level Curriculum

In your upper-level years, you will choose from among a rich and diverse selection of specialized courses that build on your first-year foundation.

You can sample from a wide variety of courses in fields such as health law, intellecutal property, privacy, criminal law and public interest law, to name just a few. If you who want to specialize in a specific area of law, you will have the opportunity to combine courses and clinics in your academic terms with full-time work with employers across the globe during your co-op terms. By the time you graduate, you will be better prepared for the practice of law than students at any other law school in the country.

While the law school encourages a broad exposure to the law through academic and cooperative work, we realize that some students may wish to focus on a specific academic area. A list of upper-level courses is provided to assist students in their selections. Students who are interested in particular aspects of legal practice should note that the Co-op Program provides the full range of complementary practice experiences.

The academic calendar is subject to change. Not all courses are offered each academic year. Please refer to degree requirements for information about specific required courses and other requirements.

Upper-Level Courses

  • (LAW 7344) Accounting/Finance for Lawyers

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7300) Administrative Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7301) Advanced Criminal Procedure: Adjudication

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7495) Advanced Criminal Procedure: Investigation

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7624) Advanced Legal and Interdisciplinary Research

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7449) Alternative Dispute Resolution

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7608) American Legal Thought: Traditional and Critical

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7641) Amicus Curiae Project

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7684) Anatomy of Autonomy

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7303) Antitrust

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7496) Appellate Practice

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7927) Applied Learning Experience for JD/MPH

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7479) Basic Income Taxation

    4 Credits

  • (LAW 7494) Bioethics and the Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7503) Business Bankruptcy

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7597) Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Clinic

    6 Credits

  • (LAW 7964) Co-op Work Experience

    0 Credits

  • (LAW 7954) Co-op Work Experience - Half-Time

    0 Credits

  • (LAW 7965) Co-op Work Experience Abroad

    0 Credits

  • (LAW 7955) Co-op Work Experience Abroad - Half-Time

    0 Credits

  • (LAW 7610) Community Business Law Clinic

    8 Credits

  • (LAW 7577) Constitutional Law-4

    2-4 Credits

  • (LAW 7320) Constitutional Litigation

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7315) Consumer Bankruptcy

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7607) Consumer Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7590) Copyright Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7556) Corporate Finance

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7400) Corporate Taxation

    4 Credits

  • (LAW 7323) Corporations

    4 Credits

  • (LAW 7672) Data Privacy Compliance in the 21st Century

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7976) Directed Study

    1-6 Credits

  • (LAW 7469) Disability Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7660) Disrupt the Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline—Restorative Justice

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7410) Domestic Violence Clinic

    8 Credits

  • (LAW 7606) Drug Law and Policy

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7530) Education Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7582) Elder Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7962) Elective

    1-4 Credits

  • (LAW 7448) Employment Discrimination

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7536) Employment Law - Safety and Health

    3,4 Credits

  • (LAW 7540) Employment Law—Compensation, Benefits, and Retirement

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7539) Employment Law—Job Security and Rights

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7634) Energy Law and Policy

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7417) Entertainment Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7329) Environmental Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7331) Estate Planning

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7332) Evidence

    4 Credits

  • (LAW 7333) Family Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7398) Federal Courts and the Federal System

    4 Credits

  • (LAW 7946) Field Placement

    7 Credits

  • (LAW 7945) Field Placement Seminar

    1 Credits

  • (LAW 7475) First Amendment

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7687) First Amendment Seminar: The Religion Clauses

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7335) Health Law

    3,4 Credits

  • (LAW 7619) Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7682) Historical Injustice and Reparation

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7665) Housing Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7691) Housing Rights Advocacy Clinic

    8 Credits

  • (LAW 7620) Human Behavior, Legal Doctrine, and Policy Design

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7651) Human Rights in the United States

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7685) Human Rights, IP, and Access to Medicines

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7666) Human Rights, the Environment, Development and Community Resilience

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7657) Immigrant Justice Clinic

    8 Credits

  • (LAW 7336) Immigration Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7978) Independent Study

    1-5 Credits

  • (LAW 7675) Information Privacy Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7640) Information Security Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7629) Inside Counsel

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7369) Intellectual Property

    3,4 Credits

  • (LAW 7633) Intellectual Property Law Clinic

    8 Credits

  • (LAW 7569) International and Foreign Legal Research

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7603) International Business Transactions

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7491) International Human Rights and the Global Economy

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7554) International Investment Arbitration and Litigation Practice

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7338) International Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7559) International Trade

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7690) Introduction to Writing for Litigation

    1 Credits

  • (LAW 7526) Juvenile Courts: Delinquency, Abuse, Neglect

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7424) Labor Law 1

    4 Credits

  • (LAW 7429) Labor Law 2

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7635) Laboratory Seminar in Applied Design and Legal Empowerment

    4 Credits

  • (LAW 7394) Land Use

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7525) Law and Economic Development

    3,4 Credits

  • (LAW 7664) Law and Inequality

    3,4 Credits

  • (LAW 7669) Law and Technology

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7614) Law Practice Management: Access to Justice

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7935) Law Review - Editorial Board Member

    1,2 Credits

  • (LAW 7936) Law Review - Executive Editor

    1-3 Credits

  • (LAW 7934) Law Review - Senior Editor

    0.5,1 Credits

  • (LAW 7535) Legal Interviewing Counseling

    2,3 Credits

  • (LAW 7656) Legal Research and Writing 2

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7678) Legal Research Workshop

    1 Credits

  • (LAW 7516) Legal Writing Workshop

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7931) LSSC Lawyering Fellow

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7928) LSSC Lawyering Fellow Seminar

    1 Credits

  • (LAW 7662) Master Class in Legal Design

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7014) Modern Privacy Challenges

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7929) Moot Courts and Legal Competitions

    1-4 Credits

  • (LAW 7514) Natural Resources Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7350) Negotiation

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7463) Nonprofit Organizations

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7501) Patent Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7362) Poverty Law and Practice Clinic

    8 Credits

  • (LAW 7599) Pretrial Civil Practice and Advocacy

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7351) Prisoners' Rights Clinic

    8 Credits

  • (LAW 7561) Private Litigation in the Public Interest

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7512) Problems in Public Health Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7443) Professional Responsibility

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7527) Public Health Legal Clinic

    4 Credits

  • (LAW 7956) Public Interest and Government Co-op Work Experience - Half-Time

    0 Credits

  • (LAW 7941) Public Interest / Public Service Field Placement

    7 Credits

  • (LAW 7966) Public Interest and Government Co-op Work Experience

    0 Credits

  • (LAW 7957) Public Interest and Government Co-op Work Experience Abroad - Half-Time

    0 Credits

  • (LAW 7967) Public Interest and Government Co-op Work Experience Abroad

    0 Credits

  • (LAW 7948) Public Interest Field Placement

    7 Credits

  • (LAW 7947) Public Interest Field Placement Seminar

    1 Credits

  • (LAW 7939) Public Service Externship

    1-4 Credits

  • (LAW 7932) Public Service Externship Seminar

    1 Credits

  • (LAW 7679) Race and the Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7654) Race, Justice, and Reform

    6 Credits

  • (LAW 7940) Reflections on Lawyering

    1 Credits

  • (LAW 7550) Refugee and Asylum Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7588) Reproductive and Sexual Rights and Health

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7938) Research Assistant

    1-3 Credits

  • (LAW 7933) Scholarly Legal Writing

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7313) Secured Transactions

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7434) Secured Transactions

    4 Credits

  • (LAW 7324) Securities Regulation

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7488) Sexuality, Gender, and the Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7688) Social Policy and the Tax Code

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7358) Social Welfare Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7983) Special Topics in Law

    1-4 Credits

  • (LAW 7428) State Local Government

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7652) Strategies for Bar Success

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7937) Teaching Assistant

    1-3 Credits

  • (LAW 7638) Trademark Law

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7572) Transactional Drafting Seminar

    3 Credits

  • (LAW 7647) Trial Practice

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7377) Trusts and Estates

    4 Credits

  • (LAW 7454) U.S. Legal Research

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7622) Whistleblower Law

    2 Credits

  • (LAW 7612) Wrongful Convictions and Post-Conviction Remedies

    3 Credits