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January 6, 2010

Oregon Law to Offer Intensive One-Week Courses

For the first-time in its history, Oregon Law will be offering four one-week intensive classes. The classes take place during the week of January 11-15 and registration currently is open.

This year’s course offerings are:

IP Transactions. (one credit, pass/fail). IP Transactions focuses on the transactional skills attorneys need to help clients manage innovation in a knowledge-based economy. No prerequisites are required for this course. IP Transactions is taught by Chuck Williams, the director of the UO Office of Technology Transfer. Professor Williams has worked with law students for years through the Technology Entrepreneurship Program.

Corporate Finance Drafting. (one credit, pass/fail). Corporate Finance Drafting focuses on the practice of drafting contractual solutions to corporate finance problems. The prerequisite for this course is Business Associations. Ted McAniff, an attorney at O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles, teaches Corporate Finance Drafting. Professor McAniff has taught courses at the law school for many years, principally in banking and corporate finance.

Cap and Trade Law. (one credit, pass/fail). Cap and Trade Law focuses on the law and policy of carbon emissions trading. No prerequisites are required for this course. Cap and Trade Law is taught by David Van’t Hof, an attorney whose practice focuses on renewable energy and green building. He formerly was Governor Ted Kulongoski’s sustainability policy advisor.

Public Interest Law. (one credit, pass/fail). Public Interest Law focuses on issues that arise in the full- or part-time practice of public interest law. No prerequisites are required for this course. Professor Tom Lininger teaches Public Interest Law and is director of the school’s Public Interest/Public Service program. This course is open to first-year students.

Law Practice Management. (zero credits). Law Practice Management focuses on the skills and practices necessary for launching a successful solo or small-firm law practice. No prerequisites are required for this course. Sheila Blackford, a practice management advisor with the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund, teaches this course.

Students can register for any of the one-credit courses through DuckWeb. Those wishing to register for Law Practice Management may do so by signing up with Kahra Wahler in the law school’s Administrative Offices.

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