UNINCORPORATED BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS
(BUSINESS AND FINANCE LAW - 4000)
The course will cover the law relating to agency and unincorporated business entities, including general and limited partnerships and limited liability companies. The subject matter of the course will include basic agency concepts, bases of authority, termination of agency, and the relationships between principal, agent, and third parties. As to unincorporated business entities, the subject matter will include partnership concepts including liabilities, rights and duties of partners, dissolution, winding up and termination with respect to both general and limited partnerships. These concepts will also be addressed in relation to limited liability companies. A brief introduction to other unincorporated entities may cover sole proprietorships, business trusts, professional corporations and associations and franchises. Grades will be based on a final examination. Pre-requisite: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
U.S. LEGAL ANALYSIS & WRITING I (USLS)
(US LEGAL STUDIES FOREIGN LAW GRADUATE - 1010)
The first course in a two-semester sequence, this course introduces LL.M. students to the idioms and forms of U.S. legal writing. An emphasis will be placed on predictive writing. Grades will be based upon periodic assignments and a re-write of those assignments.
U.S. LEGAL ANALYSIS & WRITING II (USLS)
(US LEGAL STUDIES FOREIGN LAW GRADUATE - 1030)
The second course in a two-semester sequence, this course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to manual and electronic legal research and further develops their writing and analytical skills, focusing primarily on persuasive legal writing. Students will be introduced both to core research materials, such as case reports and annotated codes, and to more sophisticated techniques, such as using federal and state administrative materials, legislative histories, online research, law review articles, and legal databases. Grades are based primarily on periodic writing and research assignments. Pre-requisite: U.S. Legal Analysis & Writing I.
U.S. LEGAL RESEARCH (USLS)
(US LEGAL STUDIES FOREIGN LAW GRADUATE - 1015)
This course is designed to give foreign-trained lawyers basic knowledge of US legal sources and research skills, using both hard copy and electronic sources and research tools, including the standard electronic search services and major online databases.
U.S. SPORTS LAW
(INTERNATIONAL SPORTS LAW - 1010)
This course is taken by students in the International & Comparative Sports Law LL.M. program. The objectives of this course are to give students in-depth knowledge of the management and regulation of sports in the United States and to equip them with the practice skills needed to succeed in practice for domestic, transnational or foreign clients competing in the U.S. sports market. This course explores contemporary legal issues in intercollegiate, professional and Olympic sports; examines antitrust, contract, constitutional, gender discrimination, international and labor law issues; and focuses on the regulation of agents and the representation of professional athletes, including a mock contract negotiation exercise. Outcomes will include providing students with in-depth knowledge of the U.S. sports law market and preparing students for successful practice or representation of transnational or international clients with interests in the U.S. sports market. Successful completion of this course is required in order to be awarded an LL.M. in International & Comparative Sports Law. This course is graded based on one advanced topic comment of 15-20 pages (70%) and one practice problem response of 7-10 pages (30%). A student’s semester grades may be increased or decreased by one level based on class participation.