Law (LAW)

LAW 400. Fair Housing Legal Internship. 3 hours.

Introduces college and university students to the history of, the coverage of, and the enforcement of the state and federal fair housing laws. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 287.

LAW 402. Lawyering Skills I: Objective Analysis, Writing, and Research. 3 hours.

Introduces predictive legal analysis. Students learn precedential, rule-based, policy-based, and factual reasoning, and perform basic research using case law, statutes, and secondary materials. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 054.

LAW 403. Lawyering Skills I: Objective Analysis, Writing, and Research - Intellectual Property. 3 hours.

Introduces predictive legal analysis. Students learn precedential, rule-based, policy-based, and factual reasoning, and perform basic research using case law, statutes, and secondary materials. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 054IP.

LAW 404. Lawyering Skills I: Objective Analysis, Writing, and Research - Civil Rights. 3 hours.

Introduces predictive legal analysis. Students learn precedential, rule-based, policy-based, and factual reasoning, and perform basic research using case law, statutes, and secondary materials. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 054CR.

LAW 412. Lawyering Skills II: Advocacy. 3 hours.

Introduces advocacy. Students write a demand letter and trial briefs in support of motions, make oral arguments, and learn advanced research skills. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 056. Prerequisite(s): LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404.

LAW 413. Lawyering Skills II: Advocacy: Intellectual Property. 3 hours.

LAW 422. Lawyering Skills III: Appellate Advocacy. 2 hours.

Students refine advocacy skills and learn advanced persuasion techniques, including appellate writing and oral argument culminating in a school-wide intra-scholastic moot court competition. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 159AA. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 430. Lawyering Skills IV: Business Planning and Drafting. 3 hours.

Adopts a pragmatic, problem-solving approach to legal issues arising in corporations, partnerships, taxation, and securities. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 205. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and LAW 422.

LAW 431. Lawyering Skills IV: Drafting: Elder Law. 2 hours.

LAW 432. Lawyering Skills IV: Drafting: Legislation. 2 hours.

Focuses on the Illinois legislative process, legislative drafting, committee reports, statements of legislative purpose, and features guest speakers from local and state government. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 153. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and LAW 422.

LAW 433. Lawyering Skills IV: Drafting: Family Law. 2 hours.

LAW 434. Lawyering Skills IV: Drafting: Health Law. 2 hours.

LAW 435. Lawyering Skills IV: Drafting: International Practice. 2 hours.

LAW 436. Lawyering Skills IV: Drafting: Real Estate. 2 hours.

Introduces students to drafting concepts and skills generally applicable to a commercial real estate transactions practice. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 162. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and LAW 422.

LAW 437. Lawyering Skills IV: Drafting General Practice. 2 hours.

Students draft documents that lawyers prepare in solo or small-firm practice, including contracts, complaints, and simple real estate plans. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 156. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and LAW 422.

LAW 438. Lawyering Skills IV: Drafting: Spanish for Lawyers. 2 hours.

LAW 440. Animal Law. 2 hours.

Examines statutes, regulations, case studies, and proposed legislation, related to nonhuman animals and their "legal" status both nationally and internationally. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 158. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 445. Environmental Law. 3 hours.

Addresses laws related to environmental control, including air, water, solid waste, and noise pollution abatement; radioactive emission; and significant land planning legislation. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 260. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 450. Consumer Law. 3 hours.

Examines advertising, consumer sales practices and contracts, consumer credit practices, fraud, warranties, and product standards and safety. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 209. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 451. Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Law. 3 hours.

Explores the law covering adulteration, labeling, advertising, and compliance; administration procedures; seizures injunction, criminal actions and penalties; and food, drug, and cosmetics standards. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 106. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 452. Advertising Law. 2 hours.

Covers litigation under the Lanham Act, private, state, and local remedies, and Federal Trade Commission regulation of deceptive advertising and consumer protection. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 249. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 457. Video Game Law. 2 hours.

LAW 460. Family Law. 3 hours.

Surveys topics, including prenuptial agreements, marriage dissolution and property distribution, child custody and support, adoption, and collaborative reproduction. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 104. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 461. Children in the Legal System. 2 hours.

Explores juvenile law, including issues of parental and state authority, school authority, consent, abuse, neglect, foster care, adoption and custody. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 101. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 470. Images of Law in Film. 2 hours.

Explores cinematic law and lawyers, including how law and representation intersect to define race, gender, and nation. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 167. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 474. Human Rights, Race, and Mass Incarceration. 3 hours.

Examines the development of mass incarceration in the U.S. including the cultural, political and judicial constructs that generate and sustain mass incarceration. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 287MI. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 475. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law Seminar. 2 hours.

LAW 476. Women, Law, and Feminist Jurisprudence. 2 hours.

LAW 477. U.S. Supreme Court Judicial Biography. 2 hours.

LAW 480. Illinois Constitutional Law. 3 hours.

Covers Illinois constitutional history, describes the provisions of the current constitution, and compares Illinois with the U.S. and other state constitutions. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 287IC. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416 and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404 and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 481. Local Government Law. 3 hours.

LAW 482. Education Law and Policy. 2 hours.

Addresses K-12 and higher education. Topics include governance, accountability, access to education, teacher/faculty rights and duties, student rights and discipline, and academic freedom. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 523. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 483. National Security Law. 2 hours.

LAW 484. International Law. 3 hours.

LAW 485. Immigration Law and Procedure. 2 hours.

Addresses U.S. immigration, nationality, and naturalization laws. Topics include immigrant visas; grounds for removal and adjustment of status; refugee and asylum procedure. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 107. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 486. Antitrust Law. 3 hours.

Focuses on restraints of trade, price-fixing, territorial and customer limitations, the patent-antitrust interface, refusal to deal, monopolization, tie-ins, patent misuse, and mergers. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 252. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 487. Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law. 2 hours.

LAW 488. Trademark and Copyright Law Planning and Practice. 3 hours.

LAW 489. Patent Law Planning and Practice. 3 hours.

LAW 490. Elder Law: Basics and Dignity of the Elderly. 3 hours.

Topics include ethics and discrimination, adult guardianship, benefits, nursing homes, private insurance, and laws related to physical and emotional abuse of the elderly. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 507. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 500. Remedies. 3 hours.

Examines equitable remedies and defenses, enforcement issues, restitution and unjust enrichment, and remedies including compensatory and punitive damages. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 120. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 501. Employment Law. 2 hours.

Focuses on the legal rights of employees and employers. Topics include worker's compensation law, wage-and-hour laws, health-and-safety laws, and wrongful discharge. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 272. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 502. Labor Law. 3 hours.

LAW 503. Employment Discrimination. 3 hours.

Topics include, procedural problems, administrative processing, defenses, and employment discrimination remedies, with emphasis on Title VII and disability discrimination laws. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 275. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 504. Disability Law. 2 hours.

Introduces the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, IDEA, and IHRA, as well as other litigation and human resources topics. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 204. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 505. Worker's Compensation. 2 hours.

LAW 510. International Intellectual Property Law. 3 hours.

LAW 511. International Organizations. 2 hours.

LAW 512. International Human Rights Law. 2 hours.

LAW 513. Regional Human Rights Systems. 2-4 hours.

LAW 514. Comparative Constitutional Law and Human Rights. 2 hours.

Examines individual rights from a comparative perspective focusing on constitutional and human rights decisions, and including political, social and economic rights. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 174CC. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 424.

LAW 515. Comparative Human Rights. 2-4 hours.

Examines human rights at the international, regional, national and even local levels. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 302. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 517. International Criminal Law. 3 hours.

LAW 520. Health Law. 2 hours.

Explores the law's reaction to new developments in medical and biological science including genetic engineering, definitions of death, euthanasia, abortion, and medical experimentation. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 115. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 522. Cancer Rights and Law. 2 hours.

Examines laws related to cancer, including health and disability insurance law, employment discrimination law, wage and hour law, estate planning, and medical decision-making. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 287CR. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 523. Medical Negligence. 2 hours.

LAW 524. Assisted Reproductive Technology: Law and Practice. 2 hours.

Addresses issues surrounding the uses of assisted reproductive technology from an academic, legal, and medical perspective. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 103. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 530. Legal Fundamentals Review and Test Taking Skills. 3 hours.

Introduces students to the bar exam and prepares students for bar review study period. Students also learn about the MBE. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 150. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 531. Bar Essay Writing. 2 hours.

Enhances students' essay writing and analytical skills. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 520. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 532. Writing for the Practice of Law. 3 hours.

Students learn about the performance test portion of the bar exam. During each class, students will practice taking the MPT. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 151. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 533. Business Associations. 3 hours.

Introduction to the structure and characteristics of modern business associations, including agency, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies (LLCs). Course Information: Previously listed as JD 130. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 534. Secured Transactions. 2 hours.

Examines secured financing using personal property to secure repayment, as regulated by Article Nine of the U.C.C., the Bankruptcy Code, and other laws. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 247. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 535. Estates and Trusts. 3 hours.

Addresses the law of wills, will substitutes, intestate succession, trusts, duties of executors, administrators, and trustees, and rights of beneficiaries. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 131. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 536. Criminal Procedure: Police Investigation. 3 hours.

Addresses constitutional law related to police interrogation; right to counsel; arrest, search, and seizure; electronic eavesdropping; entrapment; self-incrimination; lineups; and the exclusionary rule. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 212. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 537. Products Liability. 2 hours.

LAW 538. Advanced Torts. 2 hours.

Designed for students who wish to continue studying tort law topics, including products liability, commercial torts, defamation, and invasion of privacy. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 145. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 540. Payment Systems Law. 3 hours.

LAW 541. Sales Transactions. 3 hours.

LAW 542. Bankruptcy Law. 3 hours.

Addresses law governing the relationship between debtors and creditors, including the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, and other related state and federal laws. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 082. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 543. Banking Law. 2 hours.

Covers the law of commercial banking with special emphasis on banking as a regulated industry, including its history and structure. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 254. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 544. Accounting for Lawyers. 2 hours.

Provides a survey of various accounting methods and procedures, and of financial statements of corporations, partnerships, and individual proprietorships. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 233. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 545. Law Practice and Management. 2 hours.

LAW 546. Transactional Law and Representing the Business Client. 3 hours.

LAW 547. Securities Regulation. 3 hours.

LAW 549. Advanced Legal Research. 2 hours.

Introduces advanced research skills: legislative materials, case law, dockets, regulations and regulatory decisions, secondary sources, forms, free legal resources, and online resources. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 057. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 551. Estate Planning and Drafting. 3 hours.

Integrates Property, Estates and Trusts, and Taxation law, through a focus on comprehensive property settlements and estate plans, will and trust agreement drafting. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 231. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and LAW 535.

LAW 555. Taxation of Estates and Trusts. 3 hours.

LAW 570. Federal Criminal Law. 3 hours.

Covers federal substantive criminal law, including organized crime, wire, mail, and bank fraud; white-collar crime; RICO; drug offenses; tax offenses; and political corruption. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 219. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 571. Federal Courts. 3 hours.

Explores federal jurisdiction, Supreme Court review of state court decisions, jurisdictional and procedural matters, federal habeas corpus, appellate review, and certiorari. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 134. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 581. JITPL: Staff Editor. 1 hour.

Staff editors cite-check, edit articles, advise and mentor candidates, and perform other tasks associated with publication of the journal. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 2 hours. Previously listed as JD 036. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and LAW 580.

LAW 582. JITPL: Board Member. 1 or 2 hour.

Board members are elected and manage the Journal's staff, solicit and evaluate lead articles, operate the candidacy program, and perform other editorial and managerial tasks. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. Previously listed as JD 034. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and LAW 580.

LAW 583. RIPL: Comment. 1 or 2 hour.

Students invited to participate in this Honors Program will write a comment or note under supervision of student editors and faculty advisors. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 2 hours. Previously listed as JD 014. Students must qualify and be invited to enroll. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 584. RIPL: Staff Editors. 1 hour.

Staff editors cite-check, edit articles, advise and mentor candidates, and perform other tasks associated with publication of the journal. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 2 hours. Previously listed as JD 015. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416 and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404 and LAW 412 or LAW 413 and LAW 583.

LAW 585. RIPL: Board. 1 or 2 hour.

Board members are elected and manage the Journal's staff, solicit and evaluate lead articles, operate the candidacy program, and perform other editorial and managerial tasks. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and LAW 583.

LAW 586. Law Review: Comment. 1 or 2 hour.

Students invited to participate in this Honors Program will write a comment or note under supervision of student editors and faculty advisors. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 2 hours. Previously listed as JD 027. Students must qualify and be invited to enroll. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 587. Law Review: Staff Editor. 1 hour.

Staff editors cite-check, edit articles, advise and mentor candidates, and perform other tasks associated with publication of the journal. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 2 hours. Previously listed as JD 021. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 588. Law Review: Board Member. 1 or 2 hour.

Board members are elected and manage the Law Review's staff, solicit and evaluate lead articles, operate the candidacy program, and perform other editorial and managerial tasks. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. Previously listed as JD 025. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and LAW 587.

LAW 590. Religion and the Law. 2 hours.

LAW 591. Constitutional Civil Rights. 2 hours.

Focuses on the Bill of Rights, the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, including historical background and recent developments. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 207. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 592. First Amendment. 2 hours.

Analyzes First Amendment subjects including freedom of speech, press, assembly, religious freedoms, and the penumbras that give these freedoms life. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 208. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 593. Constitutional Theory. 2 hours.

Addresses the role of the Constitution and courts in a democratic republic, and analyzes originalism and progressive theories of constitutional interpretation and construction. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 293. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 594. Special Topics in Law. 2 or 3 hours.

Focuses on current issues and contemporary problems in a given area of the law. Its goals are to analyze important developments in a particular area of law. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 287. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 595. American Constitutional History. 2 hours.

Examines historical, political, and economic factors influential in American constitutional evolution from the Revolution through the Civil War and into the New Deal. Course Information: Previously listed as JD 262. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

LAW 596. Independent Study in Law. 1 or 2 hour.

Provides an in-depth study of a subject chosen by the student, consisting of research and a scholarly paper. Course Information: May be repeated if topics vary to a maximum of 2 hours. Previously listed as JD 041. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.