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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." 

CURRENT STUDENTS: For the upcoming academic year, awlays visit the Class Schedules & Registration webpage for requirement lists and guidelines including 2L Writing, Advanced Writing, Capstone, and Practical Skills requirements.

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  • Health Care Fraud and Abuse , JURI 5621 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course meets the substantial writing requirement with permission of the instructor only. The course will examine federal and state laws imposing civil and criminal penalties on health care providers, with special emphasis on the federal False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Physician Self-Referral (Stark) Law. Civil Monetary Penalty and exclusion laws, application of traditional federal white-collar criminal statutes to health care, and state fraud and abuse laws also will be discussed. Ample experiential learning opportunities will be provided through drafting assignments, mock client advising problems, and guest lectures, including state and federal regulatory and law enforcement agencies, practicing attorneys, and health care industry executives.

  • Health Law Seminar , JURI 5625 , Credit Hours: 2
    This seminar will examine the central issues faced by health care attorneys, with emphasis on in-house counsel who undertake to represent hospitals and health systems in the United States. Among the topics examined will be the statutory and regulatory frameworks designed to reduce and penalize fraud and abuse of the Federal health care programs. Statutory frameworks to be studied will include: the Federal Physician Self-Referral Prohibition, known as the Stark Law that provides civil penalties against physicians that refer patients to entities to which they have a financial interest; the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute that provides civil and criminal penalties for anyone that pays or receives kick-backs for health care referrals; and the Civil Monetary Penalties Act as they relate to health reimbursement and business development. Also considered will be the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, EMTALA, known as the patient anti-dumping law; the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, HIPAA; and Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) programs.

  • Higher Education Law , JURI 5783 , Credit Hours: 3
    The course will examine the constitutional, statutory, administrative, and common-law principles that shape the structure, identity, and character of American public and private colleges and universities, including academic freedom, the rights and responsibilities of students and faculty, issues of identity and access, shared governance, accreditation and regulation.

  • Housing Law , JURI 5540 , Credit Hours: 3 , Prerequisite: JURI 4090
    The course covers selected issues in housing law and policy, drawn from both the private and public sectors. The course accommodates a number of different perspectives and interest areas, including non-legal disciplines related to housing. The course will be run seminar style, with assigned readings, directed discussion, and guest lectures. Each student will prepare a major research paper on a topic related to housing and will make an oral presentation of the paper to the class. There is no final exam.

  • Hulsey-Gambrell Moot Court Competition , JURI 5046 , Credit Hours: 1
    A two-student team practices oral arguments under the supervision of a faculty advisor in preparation for a competition against the University of Florida before a panel of state and federal judges. A student registering for this course must be selected as a competing advocate who will attend the competition in the semester in which the student registers.

  • Immigration Law , JURI 5890 , Credit Hours: 3
    This course will examine American immigration law and policy. Topics considered include source and scope of Congressional power to regulate immigration; procedures for entry, exclusion, and deportation; refugees and asylum; current immigration law reform; and the role of states in regulating migrants. This course is intended both for those who are considering immigration law as a career and for those who want a general introduction to an important area of law that intersects with many areas of practice, including administrative, criminal, family, employment, and international.

  • Independent Project , JURI 5510 , Credit Hours: 1 - 2
    Independent projects provide student with flexible opportunity to independently explore legal issues or questions sometimes not found in any course or seminar and without following format of a formal research paper. Projects must involve significant legal, social, or empirical research or experience.

  • Insurance Law , JURI 4630 , Credit Hours: 2
    This is an experiential class based on a survey of liability and first party insurance coverage issues. The course will include a review of current and recurring issues in liability insurance, including commercial general liability insurance, professional liability insurance, directors and officers insurance, and umbrella and excess insurance. Within this context, coverage for subjects such as environmental claims, construction defect claims, and claims against corporate officers and directors for breach of fiduciary duty and mismanagement will be discussed. The course will also include a review of current and recurring issues under first party property policies. Within this general context, the course will also survey emerging insurance coverage issues, such as coverage for cyber liability claims and claims related to alleged climate change. To provide experiential learning, cases will be assigned in advance to be argued by teams of opposing counsel, one team representing the insurer and one team representing the insured. The class will be graded as follows: 10 percent based on class participation in arguing a pre-assigned case (this will be based on the substance of the argument and not on presentation skills); 40 percent based on a mid-term assignment to write a reservation of rights letter or coverage memorandum based on a written problem (which will include a self-evaluation component), and 50 percent on a one hour open book final exam.

  • Intellectual Property Survey , JURI 5050 , Credit Hours: 3
    This course provides an introduction to the four primary types of intellectual property protection: copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secret. Students gain a basic understanding of the various grounds for and limitations of such protections. This course serves as both an introduction to the field for those anticipating further study and a survey of the area for those planning to focus on a different area of law. 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.

  • Interdisciplinary Environmental Law Practicum , JURI 5290 , Credit Hours: 4
    Advanced research in legal control of environmental problems, with primary attention given to water and biodiversity issues. Law students work with graduate students from other disciplines including ecology, forestry, agriculture and environmental design, to address problems identified by watershed stakeholders.

  • Internal Investigations , JURI 5646 , Credit Hours: 3
    Course examines how corporations and their personnel investigate their own conduct.  Course will develop students’ understanding of the roles of management, the board of directors, and their respective counsel in corporate investigations and their interplay with government regulators, such as the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • International Arbitration , JURI 4720 , Credit Hours: 2
    This course will examine the legal regime governing international commercial arbitration. Topics will include the enforcement of arbitration agreements, arbitral procedure and the enforcement of arbitral awards. The course also will consider how to draft arbitral clauses.

  • International Business Transactions , JURI 4675 , Credit Hours: 3
    This course will examine the legal regime governing a variety of international business transactions. Topics include international sales, international finance, and anti-corruption legislation.

  • International Civil Litigation , JURI 5810 , Credit Hours: 3
    Globalization has increased the frequency of transboundary civil disputes, whether between two companies like Microsoft and Sony or in business dealings with sovereigns like China. More than ever, the next generation of lawyers needs to know the law governing topics such as personal jurisdiction over foreign companies, forum nonconveniens, discovery in international disputes, forum selection clauses and foreign judgments.

  • International Criminal Law , JURI 4270 , Credit Hours: 3
    Examined will be the development and jurisprudence of international criminal law: its origins in post-World War II Nuremberg and Tokyo war crimes tribunals; its evolution in post-Cold War tribunals for the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, and Lebanon; and its siblings, noncriminal efforts like truth commissions. A focus will be the 10-year-old permanent International Criminal Court: its core crimes and ways persons may be held liable or defend against liability; the roles of actors including ICC prosecutors and defenders, judges, victims, partner organizations like NATO and the United Nations, and countries that belong to the ICC; and the relationship between the ICC and nonmember countries like the United States.

  • International Environmental Law , JURI 5750 , Credit Hours: 3
    Interdisciplinary introduction to international environmental law and policy, focusing on how international environmental regimes emerge, develop and influence behavior. Selected case studies on topics such as acid rain, global warming, whaling, deforestation, and trade in endangered species.

  • International Human Rights , JURI 4670 , Credit Hours: 2
    How can a community mend after armed conflict or similar violence? How can countries that once waged war—the United States and Vietnam or Cuba, for instance—achieve the reconciliation and reparations necessary for political, social, and economic cooperation? What role do memory and memorials play in this process? In search of answers, this seminar will examine the transitional justice jurisprudence of international criminal tribunals and regional human rights regimes, as well as writings by jurists and social theorists. Students may seek advance writing credit for their seminar papers, which will form a substantial part of the final grade.

  • International Intellectual Property Seminar , JURI 4261 , Credit Hours: 3 , Prerequisite: Any IP course or permission of instructor
    This seminar will explore the principles and policies supporting the international protection of intellectual property rights, as well as the sources of those rights. We will focus on the international treaty arrangements for copyright, patent, and trademark protection, as well as on questions of enforcement, jurisdiction, and choice of law. The course will also examine the function of international intellectual property organizations, recent developments in the European Union, and issues relating to establishing and enforcing intellectual property rights in less developed nations. No background in science, engineering, or international law is required for this course.

  • International Law Colloquium , JURI 5205 , Credit Hours: 3 , Prerequisite: JURI 4640
    This course will consist of presentations of substantial works-in-progress on a variety of international law topics by prominent scholars from other law schools, as detailed at http://www.law.uga.edu/international-law-colloquium-series. In addition to reading the manuscripts and actively participating in classroom discussion of the work with the presenters, students will be expected to write a 3-4 page reaction paper on each of the colloquium papers. The course is repeatable; however, priority will be given to students who have not previously taken the course.

  • International Legal Research , JURI 5380 , Credit Hours: 1
    Researching international and foreign law requires materials and methods different from those employed in researching U.S. law. This short course provides an overview of international law, with an emphasis on the resources and skills used to locate relevant international and foreign resources. Although students and researchers of international and comparative law should find this course particularly useful, non-specialists will also find it helpful in an increasingly global legal arena. Class discussions will include the differences between public international law, private international law, and municipal (foreign) law, important research tools, UN and other intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs); European Union & other regional organizations. Weekly research exercises provide hands-on experience in locating materials.

  • International Product Liability Seminar , JURI 4135 , Credit Hours: 2
    This seminar will focus on current issues in the tort field, such as tort reform, medical malpractice policy, facets of products liability litigation, torts and terrorism etc.

  • International Sales , JURI 5590 , Credit Hours: 1
    The course will analyze the law of international sales from the perspective of the 1980 UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG), which is presently in force in 78 states (including the USA and most developed nations). In selected issues, the CISG will also be compared to US law or other national law rules. The course will be conducted in a seminar format; students should be willing to present a case dealing with CISG to the class.

  • International Taxation , JURI 4710 , Credit Hours: 2
    Considers role of American lawyer acting as tax planner in context of transnational business transactions; U.S. income taxation consequences of foreign corporations and individuals doing business and investing in U.S.; similar tax consequences of American companies and individuals doing business and investing in foreign countries.

  • International Trade Laws , JURI 5360 , Credit Hours: 3
    Examines national and international policies and laws relating to international trade and investment.

  • Internet Law , JURI 5583 , Credit Hours: 2
    Introduction to the legal and policy issues raised by computers and the Internet. This course will explore how the Internet’s digital and networked environment changes the nature of regulation, unleashes innovation, and refashions the relationships among public and private actors. Topics will include jurisdiction, free speech, privacy, intellectual property, e-commerce, and internet governance. No technical background is necessary.

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