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Courses 2024 - 2025

LAW B 599 Special Topics

Credits: 1-12, Max 12


Designed to take advantage of special opportunities resulting from visitors to the School of Law or other exceptional occurrences. (This is not a form of independent study.)

Environmental Justice

Transgender Rights Seminar
This course will analyze the evolving political and legal rights and experiences of the transgender community, both historically and today. Learning Objectives: Critical analysis of the ongoing legal approach to secure the rights and equity of transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people. Knowledge about the substantive legal and legislative challenges and changes in transgender legal rights & the transgender movement as related to the law. Skills and insight in identifying and advocating for transgender rights.

Risk and Compliance Seminar

Law and Technology in Theory and Practice

Reflective Lawyering
Reflective Practices for Lawyers teaches students to develop the skills, traits, and values to become a reflective lawyer. Through readings, journaling, and experiential exercises, students develop essential competencies for successful practice in a broad range of legal fields and settings. These competencies include the capacity for self-reflection, effective communication, emotional intelligence, adaptability and resilience in the face of change, and personal and professional responsibility for one’s health and well-being, and to the legal profession. This course offers the opportunity for developing students’ capacities for self-reflection and fostering the traits, qualities, and values that contribute to the ethical and professional practice of law, including self-awareness, empathy and compassion for self and others, respectful and effective communication, diligence, honesty, creativity, and flexibility. This course presents the theories, scientific bases, and positive psychology that support mindfulness and reflective practices in law. Students will explore the integration of (and balance between) work and the multiple other dimensions of life and well-being, as well as the relationship among personal health and wellness, self-reflective practices, and professionalism and ethics for lawyers.

Abolition and the Law
This course will explore recent social movements calling for abolition of the carceral state.

Summer, 1 Credit(s)

1-6 Credits Graded
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
TBA

Summer, 1 Credit(s)

1-6 Credits CR/NC
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
TBA

Autumn, 1 Credit(s)

1-6 Credits Graded
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
TBA

Autumn, 1 Credit(s)

1-6 Credits CR/NC
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
TBA

Autumn, 2 Credit(s)

Environmental Justice
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
Catherine O'Neill

Winter, 2 Credit(s)

Risk and Compliance Seminar
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
Kimberly Otte

Winter, 2 Credit(s)

Abolition and the Law
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
Cházaro, Angélica

Winter, 1 Credit(s)

1-6 Credits Graded
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
TBA

Winter, 1 Credit(s)

1-6 Credits CR/NC
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
TBA

Winter, 2 Credit(s)

Transgender Rights Seminar
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
Adrien Leavitt

Spring, 2 Credit(s)

Law and Technology in Theory and Practice
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
Calo, Ryan

Spring, 2 Credit(s)

Reflective Lawyering
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
TBA

Spring, 1 Credit(s)

1-6 Credits Graded
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
TBA

Spring, 1 Credit(s)

1-6 Credits CR/NC
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
TBA

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