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Undergrad@Oregon Law 2013 Winter Classes

The University of Oregon School of Law has announced its undergraduate course offerings for the winter 2013 academic term. Class registration begins Monday, November 12. Whether students are planning on attending law school or not, taking legal and conflict resolution studies as a part of your degree can improve job performance and career opportunities.

The winter term 2013 course offerings are:

Introduction to American Law (LAW 199)
CRN: 26519
Time and Date: 5:00-6:50pm, Tuesday/Thursday

Location: Knight Law Center 110

Instructor: Joe Metcalfe

Class size: 95

Credits: 4

This class provides an introduction to the American legal system and the methodology of American law. Students will gain an overview of the basic structure of our legal system. After this foundation, students are exposed to several substantive areas of law, including constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, environmental and natural resources law, torts and personal injury, contracts and business law, and family law. Open to all undergraduate students.

Introduction to Criminal Investigation
 (LAW 199)
CRN: 27558
Time and Date: 9:00-10:50am, Tuesday/Thursday

Location: Knight Law Center 175

Instructor: Tom Lininger

Class size: 120

Credits: 4

This course examines what law enforcement officials can and cannot do in the investigation of suspected crime. Students will consider constitutional law, statutes and judge-made rules. We will also examine forensic techniques used by police, defense investigators and private detectives to investigate allegations of violent crime, financial crime, terrorism, and other criminal activity. The instructor for this course, Tom Lininger, is a law professor who formerly worked as a prosecutor and chaired the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission. Open to all undergraduate students.

Introduction to Sports Conflict
 (CRES 199)
CRN: 27565
Time and Date: 2:00-3:50pm, Tuesday/Thursday

Location: 125 MCK

Instructor: Josh Gordon

Certificate Satisfying: Introduction

Class size: 85

Credits: 4

The purpose of this course is to understand and prevent sports conflict by developing core conflict management competencies through the study of theory and hands-on skill practice. The course will explore the various stakeholders (athletes, supporters, administrators, coaches) in athletics and their role in fostering healthy competition and mitigating destructive conflict. Students will refine their skills by applying what they have learned to interesting real-life case studies.

Land Use Law
 (LAW 199)
CRN: 27559
Time and Date: 3:00-4:50pm, Tuesday/Thursday

Location: Knight Law Center 175

Instructor: Jared Margolis

Class size: 120

Credits: 4

This class will provide a basic overview of land use issues and how the law influences local and regional land use decisions, with a focus on using land use laws for sustainable (smart) growth. Students will work with cases and statutes in order to become familiar with reading and interpreting the law, as well as other resources that will provide tools for sustainable planning. The course will address planning and control of land use, property rights, growth management, resource protection, and will provide an overview of land use control in Oregon and throughout the U.S. Open to all undergraduate students.

Conflicts of Incarceration (CRES 399)


CRN: 27570

Day/Time: Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30-7:20pm
Location: Lillis 112


Instructor: Nathaline Frener


Class size: 40


Credits: 4


Description: This course will focus on incarceration as it pertains to people who are incarcerated, their families, and our communities. It will provide a critical introduction to the principles and practices of restorative justice, and explore the needs and roles of key stakeholders (victims, offenders, communities, justice systems), as well as outline the basic principles and values of restorative justice.

Diplomat's Role in Conflict: Prevention, Management, and Resolution (CRES 399)

CRN: 27567

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 10:00-11:50am

Location: Knight Law Center 142

Instructor: TBA


Class size: 60

Credits: 2


This class will explore the role diplomats play in the prevention, management, and resolution of international conflicts. The course will examine traditional diplomatic practices and how American diplomats have – in recent decades – become much more actively engaged in and with the societies in which they serve.

History of Sports Conflict
 (CRES 399)
CRN: 27569
Time and Date: noon-1:20pm, Tuesday/Thursday

Location: McKenzie 129

Instructor: Ken Pendleton

Certificate Satisfying: Theory

Class size: 150

Credits: 4

This course explores the status of sports, and the line between what passes for healthy competition as opposed to destructive conflict. This will be examined through the lens of larger historical and cultural factors within the United States.

Race, Ethnicity, Culture in Sports
 (CRES 399)
CRN: 27566



Time and Date: 2:00-3:30pm, Monday/Wednesday

Building: McKenzie 125

Location: Ken Pendleton

Certificate Satisfying: Theory

Class size: 85

Credits: 4

This course explores how views on where to draw the line between healthy competition and conflict are affected by differing racial, ethnic, and cultural perspectives. We will also focus on the roles that nationalism, colonialism, and gender have played in the evolution of sports.

Soccer and Sports Conflict
 (CRES 399)
CRN: 27571


Time and Date: 6:00-7:20pm, Monday/Wednesday

Building: Knight Law Center 175

Location: Ken Pendleton

Certificate Satisfying: Theory

Class size: 150

Credits: 4

This course explores the way in which the history of soccer and how it is played and watched, speaks to deeper tensions within and among nations.

Sports Negotiation
 (CRES 399)
CRN: 27568
Time and Date: 10:00-11:50am, Monday/Wednesday

Location: Jaqua 101
Instructor: Josh Gordon

Certificate Satisfying: Skills

Class size: 114

Credits: 4

This course emphasizes negotiation theory and skills in the context of sports. The course will teach the fundamentals of negotiation and then examine negotiation between teammates, coaches, organizations, agents, and a number of other critical stakeholders.

Dialogue Across Differences (CRES 410/510)


CRN: 26819

Day/Time: Feb 1-3 (Fri 2:00-5:50pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-4:50pm)

Location: Knight Law Center 408


Instructor: Barbara Tint


Total Class size: 40


Credits: 2
 Undergrad

Description: Experiential workshop exploring the theory and practice of dialogue as a tool for dealing with group conflicts and differing perspectives. This course will explore the process and content of dialogue work, including formats, skills, and processes involved and various cases where it has been utilized.

Israel/Palestine Conflict (CRES 410/510)


CRN: 22237

Day/Time: Monday/Wednesday, 4:00-5:50pm
Location: Knight Law Center 282


Instructor: Diane Baxter


Total Class size: 24


Credits: 4
Undergrad

Description: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is, to a large degree, a 20th Century struggle between two people over the same land. In this course we will examine the political struggle, human side, symbols, history, critical negotiation issues and the process of negotiating the conflict. The course culminates in a mini peace conference.

Negotiating Northern Ireland (CRES 410/510)


CRN: 22238



Day/Time: Monday/Wednesday, 10:00-11:50am

Location: Knight Law Center 282


Instructor: Shaul Cohen


Total Class size: 30
Credits: 4
 Undergrad

Description: This course will use Northern Ireland as a primary case to focus on social conflict, territorial disputes, and options for moving toward political accommodations.

 


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