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Perspectives (PERSP)

PERSP 947 The Modern In-House Counsel (2) This course examines the unique aspects of working as a lawyer within a corporation.
Effective: Spring 2016

PERSP 948 Law and Sexuality (3) This course will explore the different ways in which the law regulates and accounts for sexuality in general and sexual orientation in particular. Topics to be covered will include rights to privacy and their impact on the ability of the state to regulate sexual conduct; rights to equal protection by lesbians and gay men; the movement for relationship recognition, marriage equality, and other family rights; rights to free speech and associations of lesbians and gay men (and of those who do not want to associate with them); employment discrimination; and legal issues involving transgendered individuals.
Effective: Fall 2015

PERSP 949 Higher Education Law (3) This course examines the legal issues applicable to American colleges and universities. Topics include academic freedom and tenure, affirmative action in admissions decisions, intercollegiate athletics, issues of student privacy, sexual harassment, and intellectual property.
Effective: Summer 2007

PERSP 951 The Rise of the Administrative State (3) This course will provide a survey of selected topics in the twentieth-century history of American law, with a focus on the rise of the modern administrative state. Among the topics expected to be covered: legal formalism and its progressive and legal-realist critiques; the rise of corporations; the labor and liability explosion; the New Deal and the rise of banking and securities regulation; and deregulation in the 1980s.
Effective: Summer 2013

PERSP 952 Energy Law and Policy (3) This course is the introductory course in the regulation of energy in the United States.
Effective: Fall 2015

PERSP 953 National Security Law (3) This course examines the domestic and international legal framework governing the use of national security powers by the U.S. government.
Effective: Spring 2014

PERSP 954 Representing the Professional Athlete (3) This course will address the legal relationships and responsibilities of representing the professional athlete.
Effective: Fall 2014

PERSP 955 Disability Law (3) This course will address legal issues and concepts for people living with disabilities. It will cover issues surrounding civil rights discrimination, and public benefits ranging from employment, housing, income supplements, health, and education. Students will review legislation, case law, and rules, and will focus on the practical and social concerns of individuals living with disabilities.
Effective: Summer 2015

PERSP 972 Sports and Public Policy (3) The course introduces students to fundamental concepts of law, economics, and business strategy necessary to understand and evaluate legal doctrine and public regulatory policy with regard to professional and major intercollegiate sports.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: PERSP 999 or Faculty Approval  

PERSP 973 Biotechnology Law (3) This course will provide students a comprehensive understanding of the legal issues posed by developments in genetic technologies. The course will provide an overview of the history and technical foundations of the field and examine the legal dimensions of biotechnology. Generally, the course will examine how the law reacts to legal problems that arise from new technologies and examine whether the law is capable of anticipating such problems and acting prospectively.
Effective: Spring 2003

PERSP 978 Native American Law (3) This course has several segments covering such matters as federal and state power over Native American affairs; personal rights and liberties under tribal law; and the history of treaties with and legislation concerning Native Americans.
Effective: Spring 2003

PERSP 979 Animal Law (3) In this course we will adress how legal systems and administrative agencies make decisions that affect nonhuman animals. The course will focus on the origins, background, and evolution of animal law and address specific substantive areas involving animals such as the concept of animals as property; contract and tort issues related to animals, animal protection laws; constitutional law issues; animal exploitation and the government regulation of animals.
Effective: Summer 2011

PERSP 982 Economic Analysis of Law (3) This course will introduce students to the economic analysis of law and legal issues. No prior training in economics is assumed, though students with such training are welcome to enroll. Students will be instructed in the nature of economic reasoning and will learn to use fundamental principles of economics to explain legal doctrines and solve legal problems. The course will focus primarily on a positive analysis, investigating whether legal doctrines can best be explained as attempts to promote efficiency, and only secondarily on the normative question of whether law ought to promote efficiency. After a brief survey of microeconomics, the course will address the major common law areas of property, contracts, torts, and criminal law as well as the legal process.
Effective: Summer 2011

PERSP 994 The Right To (1) This minicourse will consider the notion of right in the context of personal choice. It will examine costs to individuation, both necessary and excessive, that are exacted in the process of establishing and perpetuating the uniformity and stability of legal and political regimes. Topics that will be considered include relative definitions of normalcy and privacy, physical characteristics and their exploitation, religious activities, prostitution, obscenity/pornography and personal expression, racial identity and discrimination, gambling, controlled substances, the use of force, and terrorism.
Effective: Fall 1998

PERSP 995 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or term.
Effective: Summer 2007

PERSP 996 Independent Study (1-3 per semester/maximum of 4) In this course the student, under the supervision of a full-time member of the faculty, will be permitted to do research and write a paper of a substantial nature on a significant subject.
Effective: Fall 2015

PERSP 997 Special Topics (1-9) Special topics.
Effective: Spring 2011

PERSP 998 Higher Education Law Practice (3) This course is devoted to developing problem solving skills related to legal issues in higher education.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: CORE 934  

PERSP 999 Sports Law (3) This course explores how various areas of the law impact the sports industry. The "law" that is used by most sports lawyers is principally the appliction of settled principles of other legal fields to the sports industry: contract law, labor law, tax law, products liability law, intellectual property law, etc. The Sports Law course, then focuses on important areas that provide the foundational principles that drive the outcome of most legal disputes arising in the sports industry. The course also examines on certain areas of the law such as antitrust, labor, and constitutional law, that have specific and unique applications to sports.
Effective: Summer 2011

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