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Course Offerings

You will find a broad and challenging curriculum at Georgia Law - nearly 170 courses are offered, although not all of the listed courses are taught each year. First-year students are just as likely to encounter a tenured or chaired faculty member in the classroom as they are a junior professor.  Distinguished visitors and adjuncts supplement the faculty and diversify the upper-level curriculum. Not all listed courses are offered each semester. Periodically, other courses are offered.  Unless otherwise noted, all law courses carry the prefix "JURI." 

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  • The Law of Newsgathering , JURI 5590 , Credit Hours: 1
    The competing values of personal privacy and government transparency are proving increasingly difficult to balance in an era of online publishing, archiving and searchability. This course will survey recent developments in the law of news-gatherers' access to information and public spaces, where that right of access collides with evolving notions of privacy, and how courts and legislatures are reconciling the two. This is a graded course.

  • The Law of Social Media , JURI 5590 , Credit Hours: 1 (Summer 2014)
    The course will broadly look across substantive areas of the law at the way courts are treating social media, including: -Copyright and fair use as to material gathered from, and published on, social networking sites -The legal effect of "terms of service" of websites -The evidentiary admissibility of material gathered from social networking pages and the evidentiary problems this raises -The ability of employers and schools to regulate what employees and students publish on social media. Offered summer 2014.

  • The Press and the Constitution Seminar , JURI 4197 , Credit Hours: 2 , Prerequisite: JURI 5576 or JURI 4190
    This seminar will take an in-depth look at the constitutional rights of the "press." Our primary focus will be on the proper interpretation of the First Amendment's guarantee that "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom ... of the press." Topics of discussion will include the history of the Press Clause, the relationship between the Speech Clause and the Press Clause, the definition of the "press" under the Constitution, and the various rights and protections available to the press. Course requirements will include class participation, a presentation, and the completion of a research paper.

  • The Supreme Court: Current Term , JURI 4585 , Credit Hours: 3 , Prerequisite: JURI 4180
    The Supreme Court of the United States is a unique institution with its own history, personalities and appellate practice. This course examines the Court including an in-depth look at the current nine justices. Students then argue cases from the Court's current docket and write an opinion in a case.

  • Timing in Federal Tax , JURI 5640 , Credit Hours: 2 , Prerequisite: JURI 5120
    Timing issues of income tax law: when an item of income should be included and a deduction taken. Includes integrity of the taxable year, tax accounting methods, inventory, depreciation, installment sales provisions, net operating losses, tax benefit rule, claim of right doctrine, and equity compensation.

  • Topics in Legal History , JURI 4875 , Credit Hours: 2
    Examination of the role of law and legal institutions in shaping politics, society, culture, and economics in American History. 

  • Torts , JURI 4120 , Credit Hours: 4
    Covers intentional torts, which may include battery, assault, and possibly false imprisonment, trespass to land, and others. Certain defenses to intentional tort, such as consent and self defense, may also be covered. The bulk of the course is devoted to the tort of negligence, including the content of the duty of reasonable care, issues bearing on whether the defendant has breached that duty, the requirement that the plaintiff establish a causal connection between the breach and the plaintiff's harm, and proximate cause limits on liability.

  • Trademark Law , JURI 4930 , Credit Hours: 2
    Acquisition of trademark rights, registration, infringement, false advertising, dilution, remedies, and international aspects of trademark law. Students in the class of 2013 and later are encouraged to take the IP Survey course before taking this course. NOTE: One cannot take the IP Survey (JURI 5050) after having taken any two of the following courses: Copyright Law (JURI 4430), Patent Law (JURI 4920), or Trademark Law (JURI 4930). If the IP Survey course is taken first, any or all three of the advanced intellectual property courses can be taken.

  • Transactional Law Competition , JURI 5045 , Credit Hours: 2
    Team members prepare for oral negotiations, practice negotiation techniques, and draft transactional documents under the direction of a faculty advisor for regional and national competitions. A student selected to compete is eligible for credit in the semester in which the competition is held. The faculty advisor(s) will approve course registration and assign a grade.  Course is graded S/U.

  • Transnational Criminal Law , JURI 4273 , Credit Hours: 3
    This course concerns crimes that, though ordinarily domestic, become “transnational” when some aspect crosses national borders. To be studied: extraterritorial jurisdiction; obligations of law enforcement officers operating overseas; substantive law of crimes like trafficking, public corruption, money laundering, and terrorism; and procedural matters like extradition, rendition, evidence gathering, and judgment-enforcement.

  • Trial Practice , JURI 5040 , Credit Hours: 2 , Prerequisite: JURI 4250 or permission of instructor
    A study of trial methodology, including jury voir dire, opening statements in jury and bench trials, introduction of proof and pre-trial as well as trial objections to evidence, and delivery of final arguments. Problems in civil and criminal litigation are analyzed, with emphasis upon demonstration of techniques by students in the course. Course is graded S/U.

  • Trusts and Estates , JURI 4280, 4290 , Credit Hours: 3 each , Prerequisite: JURI 4090
    Substantive and procedural rules concerning holding and gratuitous disposition of wealth, including intestate succession, wills, will substitutes and inter vivos and testamentary trusts; substantive law of express and charitable trusts; remedies for wrongs relating to disposition of wealth; fiduciary powers, duties and liabilities; construction problems relating to future interests and powers of appointment.

  • UGA Law Semester at Oxford , JURI ---- , Credit Hours: 13 , Prerequisite: 2Ls and 3Ls only
    For more information visit the program page at: law.uga.edu/georgia-law-oxford The 15-week Georgia Law at Oxford program features 3 traditional courses on international civil procedure, comparative constitutional rights, and European Union law, and one 3-credit intensive research and writing project on a comparative or international law topic. Students receive 13 semester hours of credit toward their degree upon completion of the program. 

  • Unincorporated Business Associations , JURI 4000 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course deals with the agency relationship and provides an introduction to partnership, limited liability partnerships, and limited liability companies. In addition to a final exam, students will engage in several exercises designed to provide future transactional lawyers with the basic skills to help clients structure their business relationships to achieve the client's business and financial goal

  • Visual Arts, Cultural Heritage, and the Law , JURI 5575 , Credit Hours: 2
     This course explores contemporary legal, ethical, and policy issues involved in the acquisition, ownership, and disposition of works of art. It tackles diverse issues by examining the complex roles of multiple participants, including from the transactional perspective of an attorney representing an art collector.  The international movement of art in times of war and peace and the preservation and protection of art as a form of cultural heritage are important themes in the course.  There is no formal prerequisites for the course beyond the first year curriculum. The course includes several drafting assignments (often done in 2-3 person teams) and an in-class final.

  • Wage and Hour Law and Litigation , JURI 5955 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course examines present trends in wage and hour litigation, the single dominant subject area in current labor and employment law practice. The course examines the history of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and also treats wage and hour law in the states, both statutory and common law. Because multi-plaintiff litigation under the FLSA proceeds on a collective, or opt-in, basis, the course will examine the differences between opt-in and Rule 23 opt-out class actions, including increasingly successful efforts to use the two approaches simultaneously in wage and hour claims.

  • Water Law , JURI 4828 , Credit Hours: 3 , Prerequisite: JURI 4090
    The allocation, management, and protection of water resources. Water law is more substantially developed in arid Western states, but is increasingly important in Eastern states that are facing water scarcity. Water law focuses on allocation, access, and use.

  • Whistleblower Litigation Seminar , JURI 5644 , Credit Hours: 2
    This seminar focuses on the major Federal whistleblower statute -- the civil False Claims Act (FCA) -- which in recent years has resulted in billions of dollars of recoveries for the U.S. Government and various states, and huge rewards for the private whistleblowers instigating these cases. The FCA creates a unique partnership among private plaintiffs, their counsel, and Government lawyers, and is spawning an ever expanding number of Federal and state investigations. We will examine the evolution of the FCA from the Civil War era through its modern amendments, and the key substantive and strategic issues in pursuing and defending FCA cases today. The course will also briefly review the new whistleblower reward program at the Securities and Exchange Commission and the recently enhanced program at the Internal Revenue Service. This class is limited to 20 students.

  • White Collar Prosecution , JURI 5661 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course is designed to give students an introduction to economic and political crimes associated under the label of “white collar crime” in Georgia, including conspiracy, theft, fraud, racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations (RICO), money laundering, computer and cyber-crimes, perjury and false statements, securities fraud, fraud upon financial institutions, and parallel non-criminal procedures associated with white collar crimes.  This course will also provide students a practical and substantive understanding of various investigative tools and techniques, as well as prosecutorial and defensive strategies, utilized in Georgia inthese types of cases.

  • Wilderness Law and Policy , JURI 5275 , Credit Hours: 3
    This course will provide an in-depth look at the federal lands managed under the Wilderness Act of 1964 and subsequent enactments, as well as the regulations that the federal land management agencies employ in governing these lands. In addition, systems of state, private and international wilderness protection will be discussed.

  • Wildlife Law , JURI 5276 , Credit Hours: 2
    Overview of how the legal system deals with wildlife issues.   Federal law is considered, with the primary focus on the 50-state law level as the state fish and wildlife agencies have primary responsibility for managing wildlife.   It will review wildlife related laws from a variety of perspectives, including sustainable use, regulated hunting and sound wildlife management.  

  • Workers' Compensation , JURI 5060 , Credit Hours: 3
    Analyzes law governing workplace accidents and diseases and its relationship to orthodox tort doctrine. Among topics studied are substantive limitations on coverage, administrative process in handling claims, and various approaches toward computing compensation awards.

  • Writing for Judicial Clerkships , JURI 4088 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course introduces students to the workings of judicial chambers and provides experience in writing the types of documents commonly required of judicial clerks, such as jury instructions, trial court opinions, appellate court opinions, and bench memoranda.

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