Winter Term 2018 Courses

Undergraduate Legal Studies Program
Course Offerings
Winter Term 2018

 

Winter Term 2018 Courses
 

Legal Secrets
with Elizabeth Tippett
This course examines the different types of information that the law designates as “secret”. There are actually many different kinds of secrets under legal rules. Some – like contractual secrets, and trade secrets – are mostly created and owned by businesses. We’ll also look at how the government designates certain types of information as secret (i.e. classified), and other information as inherently public. We will then examine the legal status associated with people who disclose or exploit secret information, as whistleblowers, thieves, or traitors.
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LAW 410) CRN 26744
3 credits
Maximum enrollment: 30
MW 10:00-11:20am
282 Knight Law Center
 
 

Introduction to American Law
with David Cadaret
How are laws written? Who does it? How are they changed? How are American laws unique? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this great survey course.   
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(LAW 101) CRN 24010
4 credits
Maximum enrollment: 80
T TH 12:00-1:50pm
117 Kalapuya Ilihi Hall

 

Introduction to Criminal Law
with Hon. David Schuman
Why is “heat of passion” a defense to murder in the United States, and rape such a difficult crime to prove, given high rates of violence against women? Should states legalize the possession and individual use of marijuana? How can we reduce racism in the criminal justice system? Explore these and many other questions surrounding our criminal justice system.
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(LAW 102) CRN 24011
4 credits (Satisfies Social Science General Education Credits)
Maximum enrollment: 100
T TH 12:00-1:50pm
175 Knight Law Center

 
Introduction to Criminal Investigation 
with Bob Rocklin
This course examines the legal limits on what police officers can do when they confront a person whom they suspect, correctly or incorrectly, has committed a crime or is about to do so. When can police stop, frisk, arrest, or interrogate such a person? When can police use deadly force in such situations? What remedies are available to a person whose rights to be free from unlawful searches, stops, or questioning have been violated?
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(LAW 103) CRN 26747
4 credits
Maximum enrollment: 100
M W 4:00-5:50pm
175 Knight Law Center

 
Introduction to Public International Law
with Ibrahim Gassama
Is the International Criminal Court the new face of imperialism in Africa? Does the French burqa ban violate the human rights of Muslim women in France? Is there a right to democracy under international law? Are US and EU agricultural subsidies legal under the rule of the WTO? Explore these and other issues surrounding international law.
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(LAW 202) CRN 24013
4 credits
Maximum enrollment: 50
MW 12:00-1:50pm
184 Knight Law Center

 
Controversies in Constitutional Law
with Hon. Karsten Rasmussen
The NFL and Freedom of Speech; Gun Rights v. Gun Control in the wake of Las Vegas; Protesting Federal Land ownership in the West; Religious freedom or prejudice?; restructuring the American family reform and same-sex marriage. Explore these and other controversies in constitutional law. 
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(LAW 203) CRN 26946
4 credits
Maximum enrollment: 45
T TH 4:00-5:50pm
184 Knight Law Center

 
Introduction to Legal Research
with Megan Austin
Ever wonder what law says about something? Want to know how to find legal information specific to a situation you’re in – or something you want to accomplish? This new course answers those questions! By taking this course you can be a more effective and engaged citizen and a stronger agent for social change.
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(Law 250) CRN 26746
2 credits
Maximum enrollment: 20
T 2:00-3:50pm
267B Knight Law Center (Law Library)

 

Environmental Regulation
with Kay Crider
How do our current laws regulate the environment? How could they be improved? This course provides you with a practical, working knowledge base of environmental laws – perfect for anyone hoping to work in the public sector or for an advocacy group.
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(LAW 310) CRN 27093
4 credits
Maximum enrollment: 30
M W 2:00-3:50pm
132 Global Scholars Hall

 

Roles of a Diplomat
with Keith Eddins
When two nations are in conflict, should diplomats sole function be to end the conflict? Or should their role be to represent the best interest of their nations? This class explores the role individual diplomats (as opposed to nation-states) play in seeking to prevent, manage, or resolve international conflicts.
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(CRES 351) CRN 26748
2 credits
Maximum enrollment: 30
W 4:00-5:50pm
282 Knight Law Center

 

Israel and Palestine
with Diane Baxter
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is, to a large degree, a 20th Century struggle between two people over the same land. Whose interpretation of history is “more correct”? Whose attachment to particular places and spaces is more important? Look inside the struggle and critical negotiations issues.
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(CRES 435) CRN 22375
4 credits
Maximum enrollment: 20
T TH 10:00-11:50am
282 Knight Law Center

 

Dialogue Across Differences
with Barbara Tint
An experiential workshop, this course explores the use of dialogue as a tool for dealing with group conflict and different perspectives.
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(CRES 440) CRN 22376
2 credits
Maximum enrollment: 12
Friday, January 19 2:00-5:50pm
Saturday, January 20 9:00am-4:50pm
Sunday, January 21 9:00am-4:50pm 
282 Knight Law Center