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242W

Social Justice Lawyering, Writing Credit 1
  • JD SRWP
  • JD elective
  • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
  • IntlLLM writing
  • PIPS elective
  • Fall 21
  • Fall 22
  • Fall 23
  • Research paper, 25+ pages

While enrolled in Law 242 Social Justice Lawyering, with prior professor approval, students may submit a 30-page research paper and earn an additional one credit for the course. This paper is in addition to all the other course requirements, including the written assignments, but may be related to your case study presentation.

The paper may be used to satisfy the upper level writing requirement, the LLM writing requirement, and/or the JD/LLM writing requirement. You must email Professor Gordon or McCoy by the end of the Registration Period and after enrolling in 242 Social Justice Lawyering if you would like to seek this additional credit; there are very limited spots, which will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

244

The Business and Economics of Law Firms 1
  • JD elective
  • IntlLLM NY Bar
  • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
  • IntlLLM Business Cert
  • Fall 21
  • Fall 22
  • Fall 23
  • Fall 24
  • Reflective Writing
  • Group project(s)
  • Practical exercises
  • Class participation

This course will provide students with an enhanced and vital understanding of law firms as business entities in a competitive and global market. Based on feedback from employers, interviews with hundreds of lawyers and published accounts from law firm leaders, it is clear that technical legal ability will be necessary but not sufficient to excel in the practice of law or any business endeavor in coming decades. The topics will be explored through the review and analysis of literature, statutes, and case studies, and will include a basic financial analysis of the operations of law firms. Assignments will be collaborative and will simulate the client advisory process allowing students to gain experience providing legal advice and business recommendations. Associate Dean and Senior Lecturing Fellow Bruce Elvin will lead and organize the seminar, with senior law and business leaders serving as guest lecturers many weeks.

318W

Comparative Constitutional Law, Writing 1
  • JD SRWP
  • LLM-ICL (JD) elective
    • Research paper, 25+ pages

    Students enrolled in Law318 Comparative Constitutional Law may choose to write a 25-30 page research paper, in lieu of the 10-12 page paper, in order to satisfy the JD Substantial Research and Writing Project degree requirement.  Students choosing this option should enroll in Law 318W.

    380

    Research Methods in International, Foreign and Comparative Law 1
    • JD elective
    • LLM-ICL (JD) required
    • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
    • Fall 21
    • Spring 22
    • Fall 22
    • Spring 23
    • Fall 23
    • Spring 24
    • Practical exercises
    • In-class exercise
    • Class participation
    • Other

    This one-credit legal research seminar introduces students to sources and strategies for researching international, foreign, and comparative law. We cover multiple research techniques while exploring freely available and subscription-based access to both primary and secondary sources. Topical coverage includes treaty law, international and regional organizations, international courts and tribunals, and foreign legal research. Assignments will reinforce practical research strategies and processes, and students will practice evaluating print and online sources in a changing information environment. This is a required spring course for students enrolled in the J.D./LL.M. in Comparative and International Law. The class will meet for eight 90-minute sessions. Grades will be based on take-home exercises, class participation, and a final research project.

    409

    Entrepreneurship Immersion 1
    • LLM-LE (JD) elective

      Entrepreneurship Immersion provides students with concentrated exposure to the legal, business and regulatory aspects of early-stage company formation. The class takes place in the summer before 2L year for all JD/LLMLE students. The practical application of entrepreneurial skills is paired with classroom instruction each day in the range of business and legal issues likely to be encountered by practitioners. The course addresses the major areas each start-up must consider, from the various perspectives of company founders, investors, customers, and lawyers who represent each constituency.

      425

      Pretrial Criminal Litigation 1
      • JD elective
      • JD experiential
      • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
      • Fall 21
      • Fall 22
      • Fall 23
      • Oral presentation
      • Practical exercises
      • Class participation

      This course will focus on the pretrial phase in criminal cases.  We will begin with a defendant’s initial appearance and conclude with a plea hearing.  Class discussions and readings will explore the pretrial practices of effective defense counsel, including conducting a defense investigation, working with experts, and managing clients.  The class will also emphasize oral advocacy skills, so students will be expected to appear as counsel during mock, in-class court hearings. It is anticipated that each class session will be divided into two components: (1) a short lecture/discussion period based on course readings and (2) skills practice.  Finally, this course will provide students with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with criminal case pleadings, including the drafting of at least one motion.  The course grade will be based on classroom participation, performance, and written work.  There is no final exam. 

      465

      Patent Claim Drafting and Foundations of Patent Strategy 1
      • JD elective
      • JD experiential
      • LLM-LE (JD) elective
      • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
      • IntllLLM IP Cert
      • Spring 22
      • Spring 24
      • Practical exercises
      • Class participation

      Scope of patent protection is controlled by definitions of the invention known as patent claims. The role of intellectual property protection in the economy has caused attention to be given to the precision of claim drafting. Focus on skills used in patent claim writing across a variety of technical fields and developed through exercises, problems, and competitions. Discussions of client counseling and patent application drafting in conjunction with the skill-oriented sessions provide a background in the practical issues that control the approaches taken to claim writing, as well as a basis for discussion during particular problems. This course is especially useful for students interested in patent preparation, prosecution, and litigation, or corporate law involving intellectual property transaction.

      Students are required to attend the first class in order to remain enrolled in it.

      468

      Child Advocacy Lab 1
      • JD elective
      • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
      • PIPS elective
      • Spring 22
      • Spring 23
      • Reflective Writing
      • Group project(s)
      • Practical exercises

      There is significant lack of understanding between the fields of medicine and law, as well as missed opportunities to advocate for children’s rights and improved health outcomes. The Child Advocacy Lab offers a unique opportunity to join a dynamic, collaborative learning environment bringing medical and law students to the forefront of child advocacy.  Students will engage in team projects and conduct research related to current child advocacy issues, with particular focus on recent changes in mandated reporting laws that have greatly affected all professionals working with children.  The lessons learned from working cooperatively with other disciplines will directly translate to enhance career skills for interdisciplinary practice.

      512

      Bail Reform 1
      • JD SRWP with add-on credit
      • JD elective
      • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
      • IntlLLM writing option with additional credit
      • PIPS elective
      • Spring 22
      • Reflective Writing
      • Class participation

      Bail practices define who is held in jail in the United States.  Most people held in jails are awaiting trial, and in turn, most of those people cannot afford to pay a cash bond to secure their release.  This seminar will examine the unique system of pretrial detention in the United States, from historical, legal, social, and policy perspectives. We will read leading Supreme Court cases, recent civil rights challenges and judicial rulings regarding bail practices, bail reform legislation, and empirical literature regarding the impacts of pretrial decisions and supervision on people's lives and social outcomes. Students will write short reaction papers regarding each of week's reading, and may also choose to write a more substantial research paper if they wish to earn a second credit. 

      512W

      Bail Reform, Writing Credit 1
      • JD SRWP
      • JD elective
      • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
      • IntlLLM writing
      • PIPS elective
      • Spring 22
      • Research paper, 25+ pages

      While enrolled in LAW 512 Bail Practice, students who plan significant research projects on related topics may register for LAW 512W in order to satisfy the JD Substantial Research and Writing Project.

      523

      Law of the Sea 1
      • JD elective
      • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
      • IntlLLM Environ Cert
      • IntlLLM Business Cert
      • PIPS elective
      • Spring 22
      • Spring 24
      • Final Exam
      • Class participation

      This 1-credit course offers a brief introduction to the customary rules, cases and treaties that constitute the international law of the sea: the legal regime regulating activities of coastal, flag and port states across 70 percent of the earth’s surface.

      During our short time together, we will seek to cover the breadth of this wide-ranging area of international law. Like the law of the sea, the course will emphasize the jurisdictional zones that have been created over centuries of practice, adjudication and codification, and which dictate and have been shaped by the balance of coastal state and flag state interests in ocean uses and resources.

      Building on the basic structure of the law of the sea, we will touch briefly on important issues such as fisheries; deep seabed mining and oil and gas extraction; marine environmental protection; dispute settlement; baselines, limits and boundaries; submarine pipelines and cables; piracy, terrorism and military activities; and shipping, salvage and shipwrecks.

      Readings will come from academic journals, popular press sources, treaty texts, case decisions and textbook excerpts. In order to participate in class discussion, assigned material must be read in advance of our meetings. Grades will be based on class participation (25%) and a take-home exam (75%).

      While not required, a course in public international law is strongly encouraged as background for this course.

      543

      State Constitutional Law and Localism 1
      • JD SRWP with add-on credit
      • JD elective
      • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
      • Spring 22
      • Reflective Writing
      • Class participation

      This seminar discusses issues concerning state constitutional law and localism. The readings for the course will be classic written works on the topic as well as new contributions by contemporary scholars. The course will focus on the doctrinal and theoretical issues surrounding state constitutional law and localism. Among the topics in the seminar: the interpretation of state constitutions; state constitutions as the source of both negative and positive rights; the "new preemption" of local government; the role of mayors and municipal government in setting public policy, political polarization and localism, and related topics. Class will meet every other week. Evaluation will be based on class participation and short reflection papers distributed prior to class. Students can take the class for one or two credits. The two credit option will require a substantial paper.

      543W

      State Constitutional Law and Localism, Writing Credit 1
      • JD SRWP
      • JD elective
      • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
      • IntlLLM writing
      • Spring 22
      • Research paper, 25+ pages

      While enrolled in Law 543 State Constitutional Law and Localism, students who plan significant research projects on related topics may register for a second credit in order to satisfy the JD Writing Requirement. *LAW 543W must be added no later than 7th week of class.*

      554

      Governance, Leadership, and Diversity in the Boardroom 1
      • JD elective
      • JD Standard 303(c)
      • IntlLLM NVE Cert
      • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
      • IntlLLM Business Cert
      • Fall 24
      • Reflective Writing
      • Class participation

      This course will explore the intersection of corporate governance, board governance, and leadership and diversity in the boardroom. Combining both legal and organizational management perspectives, the course will explore the importance of board diversity, the importance of the board as a key corporate entity, intra-board dynamics, and the role of the board in the day-to-day management of the company and through organizational crisis.

      591

      Development Finance 1
      • JD elective
      • LLM-ICL (JD) elective
      • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
      • IntlLLM Environ Cert
      • IntlLLM Business Cert
      • Fall 21
      • Fall 22
      • Fall 23
      • Fall 24
      • Reflective Writing
      • Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
      • Class participation

      The Course will

      • Provide an overview of development challenges in Low and Middle-Income Countries and the shared global responsibility under the UN Agenda 2030 to reconcile economic, social, and ecological objectives.
      • Focus on the roles of and partnerships between actors of development finance, such as government agencies, multilateral development banks, foundations, NGOs, and the private sector, particularly social entrepreneurs and impact investors.
      • Familiarize students with development finance instruments, such as budget aid, grants, loans, and blended finance mechanisms.
      • Address critical views on aid effectiveness.
      • Highlight policies in developed countries incoherent with the objectives of development assistance.

      Requirements for one credit:

      • Two 3-page essays: the first to be submitted on or before September 14, 2023 (15% of final grade); the second to be submitted on or before October 5, 2023 (15% of final grade)
      • One 10-page paper to be submitted on or before December 1, 2023 (40% of final grade)
      • Active participation in class discussions (30% of final grade)
      • There will be no final exam

      Requirements for a second credit (optional):

      • Online presentation to professor of approx. 25 minutes
      • Topic in the field of Development Finance proposed by student
      • Time of presentation between November 6th and 24th, 2023 (date to be determined by student and professor)
      • Written outline of presentation and bibliography to be submitted to professor no later than three days prior to presentation.
      • Grading: CR/NC

      605

      Race and the Law Speakers Series 1
      • JD elective
      • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
      • PIPS elective
      • Spring 23
      • Reflective Writing
      • Class participation

      In this Speakers Series, leading scholars and activists will share insights on pressing questions shaping U.S. race relations, including: (1) what would an anti-racist society look like; (2) what should and can be done about the carceral state; and (3) how do we address challenges inherent in concepts like allyship, representation, and intersectionality. Participation from a diverse group of students is encouraged.

      611

      Readings 1
      • JD elective
      • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
      • Fall 21
      • Spring 22
      • Fall 22
      • Spring 23
      • Fall 23
      • Spring 24
      • Fall 24
      • Reflective Writing
      • Class participation

      This discussion course focuses on readings that explore connections between the law, the practice of law, the legal system, and issues of current societal importance or interest. Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus and different readings.

      Readings courses focused on public interest may count towards the Public Interest and Public Service Certificate.

      Review specific section descriptions to see if they can be used towards a specific degree or certificate requirement.

      619

      Readings: Commercial Law and Society in Historical Perspective 1
      • JD elective
      • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
      • Fall 23

      Fraud, mortgage crises, banking regulation, tax evasion – these are bywords of our time but, of course, such concepts and concerns have a long history. Many of the foundations of modern law regarding property and obligation were laid in English courts in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries –a period of remarkable commercial expansion, imperial overreach, and stock market plunges. How did developments in legal procedure and doctrine shape the course of socio-economic change in the modern age? And what kinds of impacts did commercialization and colonization have on English law in an era of expanding empire?

      Readings will explore such questions through study of the development of the Anglo-American law of contract, mortgage, bankruptcy and trust.  Readings will also include works on the history of colonialism, labor law, welfare, and slavery. In examining some exemplary cases and works of historical analysis, we will consider the different social, political, economic and cultural contexts within which seminal legal changes occurred.

      Requirements include class participation and completion of short response papers. 1 credit (graded on a credit/no credit basis). No exam or final paper, however students may, if they wish, receive 2 credits upon successful completion of an additional 15-page paper. Variable Credit.

      619W

      Readings: Commercial Law and Society in Historical Perspective, Add-On Credit 1
      • JD elective
      • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
      • Fall 23
      • Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
      • Add on credit

      Students have the option to complete an additional 15-page paper in Law 619 Readings: Commercial Law and Society in Historical Perspective for an additional credit. *LAW 619W MUST be added no later than 7th week of class.*

      621S

      Externship Seminar 1
      • JD elective
      • JD Standard 303(c)
      • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
      • Fall 21
      • Spring 22
      • Fall 22
      • Spring 23
      • Fall 23
      • Spring 24
      • Fall 24
      • Reflective Writing
      • Class participation
      • Other

      Experiential education is an essential part of Duke Law School’s innovative curriculum. The Externship Program is designed to allow a student to receive academic credit for gaining legal experience beyond what is available in the classroom and clinic settings by working under the supervision of a licensed attorney in a governmental, corporate, judicial, or non-profit law office. In addition to the hours spent working in the externship placement, first-time externs take this one-credit companion class. This class course applies the innovation principles of design thinking to the problem of designing your life and vocation in and beyond law school. We'll approach questions such as, “Once I have my law degree, how do I get a life?” “How do I synthesize what I like to do and what I’m good at?” and “What do I want out of life and work after law school?”

      Topics we’ll cover include the integration of work and worldview, the realities of engaging the workplace and what can hold you back from realizing your full potential, how to promote your own happiness, and how to set long- and short-term goals for getting the most out of your externship and beyond. This is an experiential course that includes readings, videos, seminar-style discussions, personal written reflections, and individual mentoring/coaching.

      Credit for work in the externship placement (621) will be awarded on a Credit/No Credit basis, while the companion class (621S) is graded in accordance with the Duke Law grading policy for High-Pass / Pass / Low-Pass / Fail classes. Students will be automatically enrolled in the Externship Seminar after they turn in their Externship Registration Form (available here) to Holly Dorfman (holly.dorfman@law.duke.edu) Students may not register themselves for the externship or seminar. In Fall 2024 the Externship Seminars meet Tuesday afternoon from 4:00M-6:00PM or Wednesday afternoon from 4:00PM-6:00PM.

      Applications for Fall 2024 externships are due no later than 5:00 PM, June 28, 2024.

      705

      Lawyers as Leaders and Team Members 1
      • JD elective
      • JD experiential
      • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
      • IntlLLM Business Cert
      • Fall 24
      • Reflective Writing
      • Group project(s)
      • Practical exercises
      • Class participation

      This course introduces students to the communication, teamwork, and leadership required of young practitioners. It is an expansion of a previous Wintersession seminar. It provides students with an understanding of theories of communication and leadership, hands-on experience developing group dynamics, and practice navigating difficult conversations and professional relationships.

      727

      Current Issues in Constitutional Interpretation 1
      • JD elective
        • Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages

        This seminar will examine important constitutional issues that have arisen in recent Supreme Court cases and will use those cases as a vehicle for considering broader questions of constitutional interpretation and Supreme Court practice, such as theories of interpretation and the role of stare decisis. Among the issues that may be studied are the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, the Sixth Amendment rights to counsel and trial by jury, the Eighth Amendment right to be free of cruel and unusual punishment, and the right to petition for a writ of habeas corpus.

        Enrollment for Current Issues in Constitutional Interpretation is limited to 15 students.  Only third-year students are eligible to apply for enrollment, as it is anticipated that students in their final year of law school will be best prepared to engage fully in the course.

        756

        AI in Legal Research: Foundations and Information Organization 1
        • JD elective
        • JD experiential
        • IntlLLM NVE Cert
        • IntlLLM experiential
        • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
        • IntlLLM Business Cert
        • IntllLLM IP Cert
        • Fall 24
        • Project(s)
        • Oral presentation
        • Practical exercises
        • Class participation

        This course introduces students to the communication, teamwork, and leadership required of young practitioners. It is an expansion of a previous Wintersession seminar. It provides students with an understanding of theories of communication and leadership, hands-on experience developing group dynamics, and practice navigating difficult conversations and professional relationships.

        760E

        Practitioner's Guide to Employment Law 1
        • JD elective
        • JD experiential
        • LLM-LE (JD) elective
        • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
        • PIPS elective
        • Fall 21
        • Fall 22
        • Fall 23
        • Fall 24
        • Reflective Writing
        • Practical exercises
        • Class participation

        This a practitioner’s skills course.

        It is designed to introduce students to practitioner skills against a backdrop of some of the main employment law issues that arise on a frequent basis in the American workplace.

        Using a variety of approaches to instruction including mock exercises, outside speakers, writing exercises (such as drafting communications to government agencies or corporate clients), and drawing from current developments in the law, the student will become familiar with basic concepts underlying employment law and, equally importantly, the practice skills involved in delivering legal advice and counsel about the issues presented.

        While the focus will be on representing an employer, students will explore issues from the perspective of the employee and compliance enforcers. Through this course, students will attain practical familiarity with providing legal advice which can be applied in any business context.

        760L

        Practitioner's Guide to Labor Law 1
        • JD elective
        • JD experiential
        • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
        • PIPS elective
        • Fall 21
        • Spring 22
        • Reflective Writing
        • Practical exercises
        • Class participation

        This course is designed to provide a practical overview of the main labor law issues that arise in the U.S. workplace. Using a variety of approaches of instruction including mock exercises, outside speakers, writing exercises and analysis of current events, the course will familiarize students with not just the basic concepts underlying the broad range of labor law but cover more advanced topics. As such, the course is appropriate both for students who have taken Labor Law and those new to the topic. To a certain extent, the class topics will be “collectively bargained,” meaning students will actually bargain over class material with the Professor, much as what happens in a union-management relationship.

        Class will meet seven times through the semester.

        767

        Advanced Legal Research Workshop 1
        • JD elective
        • JD experiential
        • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
        • Spring 22
        • Spring 23
        • Fall 23
        • Fall 24
        • Practical exercises
        • Class participation

        This one-credit fast- track advanced legal research workshop will provide students with hands-on research practice across a spectrum of topics, using assignments designed to simulate legal practice in a real-world setting. In addition to primary legal sources, students will practice using litigation documents and analytics products, statutory interpretation and legislative history materials, corporate and contract drafting resources, regulatory materials, interdisciplinary and data research resources, intellectual property materials, and legal history and jurisprudence resources. In-class exercises and take-home assignments will be based on current and recent legal disputes illustrative of those matters students are likely to encounter in practice. Ethical and efficient research methods will be emphasized. Students should come away prepared to tackle research in a variety of legal work settings, including law firm, court, or public interest practice. Successful prior completion of LARW or equivalent is required.

        Please note: Fall 2024 will be graded as CR/NC.

        775

        Corporate Ethics 1
        • JD elective
        • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
        • IntlLLM Business Cert
        • Fall 21
        • Spring 23
        • Spring 24
        • In-class exercise
        • Class participation

        This course is a one-credit seminar taught in two-hour blocks that focuses on the important role played by the corporate ethics office and its relationship with senior management and the board of directors of a corporation to ensure an ethical corporate culture. As we have learned through a series of corporate scandals starting with Enron and continuing through the events that contributed to the financial crisis of 2008, a review of today’s headlines would suggest that work remains to be done in many organizations to maintain an ethical corporate culture. This course will explore some of the critical factors behind the corporate scandals of the past, changes in the regulatory environment that address various aspects of those scandals, and the structure and scope of responsibility of today’s corporate ethics office as necessary to address these challenges. The course is designed to be highly interactive, and a number of in-class exercises will be assigned to assist students in becoming familiar with some of the dynamics faced by the corporate ethics office. The course will not have an exam.

        779

        Well-Being, Happiness, and Lawyering 1
        • JD elective
        • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
        • Spring 22
        • Spring 23
        • Spring 24
        • Reflective Writing
        • Research and/or analytical paper
        • Class participation

        You’ve heard it before: “Don’t be a lawyer. Lawyers are miserable people.”

        Research has continuously shown that lawyers (and law students) experience depression, overwork, dissatisfaction, substance abuse, and psychological distress more severely and at a rate much higher than that of other high-stress professions. In a real sense, lawyers take on the worries of their clients.  It is possible to be a diligent (or even great) lawyer and still maintain well-being and happiness?

        In this class, participants will join the growing movement to better define and address that question. Participants will read a survey of the ever-growing theoretical and empirical research on lawyer well-being from both legal academia and positive psychology. In particular, participants will aim to develop a broad perspective of the well-being issues in the legal industry. In doing so, participants will be asked to look for flaws and outliers in the perspective described above – after all, some lawyers are, in fact, happy people. Participants will discuss why that is, and consider whether “happiness” should be an expectation or achievable goal for the average lawyer.

        Each participant will be asked to imagine a legal industry in which its well-being problems, while likely never solvable, are at least minimized. To that end, in addition to two reflection papers, each participant will be challenged to outline an article, program, idea, or other contribution to thought leadership that will help ameliorate one or more of the legal industry’s well-being problems.

        Along the way, this work should be beneficial to each participant’s own well-being and development of a functional – and possibly even happy – professional identity.

        This class is a one-credit, pass-fail seminar that will meet eight times for 90-minute sessions. It is open to 2L, 3L and LLM students, with an enrollment cap of 25.  Reflection papers, project work, and class participation will be required.

        794W

        Slavery and the Law/Writing Credit 1
        • JD SRWP
        • JD elective
        • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
        • Spring 23
        • Research paper, 25+ pages

        Students enrolled in Law 794 Slavery and the Law, may earn an additional credit by writing an additional 25+ page paper, due at the end of the semester . *LAW 794W must be added no later than 7th week of class.*

        825

        Practice and Strategic Development of International Transactions: Investment in Latin America 1
        • JD experiential
        • IntlLLM-SJD-EXC elective
        • IntlLLM Business Cert
        • Wintersession

        This course explores the fundamental issues, strategic considerations, and principles inherent in transnational business transactions in Latin America and the role of the international attorney in structuring and implementing such transactions. Class time is devoted to a case study of a merger and acquisition transaction involving the purchase of a Brazilian entity by a US multinational corporation. The process of constructing an "international deal" is analyzed step by step, exploring all phases of the venture. Focus is given to recognizing and anticipating potential areas of conflict and evaluating the appropriate and legally viable measures available to address these issues.

        Course Credits

        Semester

        JD Course of Study

        JD/LLM in International & Comparative Law

        JD/LLM in Law & Entrepreneurship

        International LLM - 1 year

        Certificate in Public interest and Public Service Law

        Areas of Study & Practice