Law (LAW)

LAW 404 (s) Special Topics

Credit arranged.

LAW 805 Civil Procedure & Intro to Law

2 credits
Overview of U.S. legal systems, providing basics on civil litigation and legal principles. Covers litigation topics including pleadings, pretrial management, discovery, summary judgment, trial, post-trial motions, judgment, personal jurisdiction, subject matter jurisdiction and related topics with a focus on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

LAW 806 Civil Procedure II

3 credits
Continuation of LAW 805 on the process and principles of civil litigation in the U.S.
Prereq: LAW 805 .

LAW 807 Property

4 credits
Future interests, landlord and tenant, bailment, easements, covenants respecting the use and enjoyment of land, rights incident to land ownership and fixtures, adverse possession, gifts of personal property, conveyance of land, recording acts, land title assurance, and public control of land use.

LAW 809 Torts

4 credits
The common law providing private redress for injuries primarily to person or property. The course examines the three basic theories of tort liability: intent, negligence, and strict liability.

LAW 812 Criminal Law

3 credits
The sources and purposes of the criminal law; the meaning of criminal responsibility, the elements of crimes, and the administration of criminal justice.

LAW 813 Contracts

2 credits
Basic elements of private, consensual agreements enforced by law under common law and UCC Article 2: formation, principles of bargain or reliance, methods to police the bargain, interpretation, performance/breach and remedies for breach, defenses to liability, and the rights and liabilities of third parties upon assignment and delegation.

LAW 814 Contracts II

3 credits
Continuation of LAW 813 on the basic elements of private, consensual agreements enforced by law under common law and UCC Article 2.
Prereq: LAW 813.

LAW 815 Legal Writing and Analysis

0 or 5 credits, max 5)
Year-long course. Course focusing on written legal analysis in the context of writing predictive and persuasive legal memoranda, along with an introduction to oral advocacy.

LAW 816 Constitutional Law I

3 credits
An examination of the institution of judicial review and of the constitutional divisions of government power in the United States; the principles of separation of powers and federalism; and the constitutional protection of certain individual rights and liberties, particularly under the 14th Amendment.

LAW 821 Legal Research

1 credit
Basic elements of legal research in print and electronic resources, including generating search terms; researching secondary sources, cases, and statutes; and using citators for case research.

LAW 850 First Amendment Seminar

3 credits
Amendment’s Speech, Press, Association, Establishment, and Free Exercise Clauses, and the interrelatedness between free expression and religious freedoms. The course investigates analytical problems in First Amendment jurisprudence including philosophical foundations of free expression, free association, free exercise of religion, and the prohibition against government establishment of religion.
Prereq: LAW 816 and LAW 905.

LAW 851 Advanced Torts

2-3 credits
Selected topics in tort law, including products liability, traditional strict liability, defamation, and business torts. Two-credit course covers fewer areas of study.
Prereq: LAW 809 .

LAW 852 Natural Resource and Environmental Law Field Course

2 credits
Summer field course exploring the implementation of natural resource and environmental law on the ground in Idaho, focusing on the effects of state and federal resource management and protection statutes on public and private landscapes. Accelerated course.
Prereq: Permission .

LAW 853 Education Law

3 credits
Issues pertaining to the history and structure of U.S. public education including religious and private school alternatives, school funding, curriculum and governance, student supervision, equal educational opportunity issues including race and disability, employment issues including collective bargaining, and students’ and teachers’ rights and responsibilities including free speech and due process.

LAW 854 Corporate Taxation

2-3 credits
Taxation of all aspects of a corporation's life-cycle, including formation, financing, capital structure, distributions, redemptions, reorganizations, and liquidation. The course covers both tax provisions applying to all corporations and those provisions applying specifically to the flow-though “S” corporation. Two-credit course covers fewer areas of study. Recommended Preparation: LAW 919.
Prereq: LAW 930 .

LAW 855 Water Law Practicum

2-3 credits
Skills course where students take part in various stages of a water law dispute including settlement negotiations, state supreme court briefing, and oral argument. In-depth treatment of cutting edge issues in water law , with an emphasis on the intricate interplay between law, history and science. Two-credit course covers fewer areas of study.
Prereq: LAW 942
Coreq: LAW 971 .

LAW 856 Legal Writing and Research for LL.M. Students

3 credits
Basic principles of American legal writing for foreign-trained lawyers. Topics covered include the American court system, common law, case briefing, legal analysis, and fundamentals of legal research. Students complete multiple writing and research assignments of increasing complexity geared to exercise their analytical and problem solving abilities.
Prereq: Registered as L.L.M. student .

LAW 857 Introduction to American Law and Legal Education

3 credits
Examination of the American legal system for foreign-trained lawyers. Topics, related to both statutory and common law, include fundamental legal concepts, key doctrinal areas of law, the American legal education system, how laws are made and function, and how law evolves over time.
Prereq: Registered as L.L.M. student .

LAW 858 Advanced Criminal Procedure: Adjudications

3 credits
A study of the federal constitutional constraints on criminal adjudications, with a focus on the right to counsel, pretrial release, the grand jury, prosecutorial discretion, discovery obligations, guilty pleas and plea bargaining, jury trial rights, double jeopardy, and sentencing.
Prereq or Coreq: LAW 953 .

LAW 901 (s) Seminar

Credit arranged
See the Class Schedule for specific topics.

LAW 903 Introduction to Intellectual Property

3 credits
Introduction to the four substantive areas of intellectual property: trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, and patents, with an emphasis on the tension in each body of law between private rights and the public’s interest.

LAW 904 Federal Courts

3 credits
The constitutional structure and the practical role of the federal court system, with great emphasis on the working relationship between federal and state courts.

LAW 905 Constitutional Law II

3 credits
Study of individual rights and liberties protected by the Constitution.

LAW 906 Natural Resource Law Seminar

3 credits
Selected topics in natural resources law and policy. Topics vary with the interest of the instructor and students. (Spring, alt/yrs)

LAW 907 Administrative Law

3 credits
An examination of the constitutional limits on administrative agencies, the procedural requirements for agency decision making, and judicial review of agency actions. The focus is on federal administrative law.

LAW 908 Workplace Law

4 credits
Survey course covering state common law exceptions to the employment at will doctrine, federal anti-discrimination statutes, federal statutory protection of collective activity, and other state and federal law governing the employment relationship; exploration of the processes of hiring, firing, and setting the terms and conditions of employment.

LAW 910 Antitrust

3 credits
Study of the application of the antitrust law to cooperation among competitors, agreements between suppliers and customers regarding the resale of products, exclusive dealing arrangements, monopolization, and mergers.

LAW 911 Suretyship and Guaranty

2 credits
Overview of principles of suretyship and guaranty including rights of the obligee, guarantor, and principal obligor. Study of unique applications of suretyship doctrine including counseling and drafting issues to this tri-partite arrangement.
Prereq: LAW 925 or Permission.

LAW 912 Civil Mediation

2 credits
Credit may not be earned in both LAW 912 and LAW 913. A study of conflict resolution, negotiation, and mediation theory, process, and skills. Exploration of each stage of the mediation process and attendant strategies and skills. Offered through the Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution. Accelerated course. Graded P/F.
Prereq: Permission .

LAW 913 Family Mediation

2 credits
Credit may not be earned in both LAW 912 and LAW 913. A skills-based study of family mediation designed for those wishing to mediate or represent clients in the mediation process. Topics covered include structuring the mediation process, guidelines for division of assets, construction of parenting plans, and ethical concerns. Offered through the Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution. Accelerated course. Graded P/F.
Prereq: Permission .

LAW 914 (s) Dispute Resolution

1 credit, max 4
Specialty course in dispute resolution offered through the Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution. Course topic and content will be announced in advance. Accelerated course. Graded P/F.
Prereq: Permission .

LAW 916 Public International Law

3 credits
Survey of major areas of the law of nations and international organizations.

LAW 917 Negotiation and Appropriate Dispute Resolution

3 credits
Simulation and seminar style instruction in negotiation techniques, mediation and arbitration, focusing on skill development and legal and ethical issues frequently faced by lawyers.

LAW 918 Internet Law

2-3 credits
Introduction to the legal and policy challenges presented by commerce and communication on the Internet. Topics include Internet governance, sovereignty and jurisdiction, free speech, privacy and surveillance, and the protection of intellectual property. Two-credit course covers fewer areas of study.

LAW 919 Business Associations

4 credits
Agency, partnerships, corporations, and other types of business organizations; limitations on powers and authority of partners, corporate officers, and directors.

LAW 920 Securities Regulation

3 credits
The law of corporate finance under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

LAW 921 Accounting for Lawyers

2 credits
Examination of basic accounting principles designed as background for the tax and business law courses for those students without accounting and business experience and intended to make the lawyer conversant with accountants.

LAW 922 Trademarks and Trade Dress

2 credits
Trademarks and trade dress include words, symbols, colors, pictures, packaging and product design by which businesses identify themselves and their products and services. This course examines the validity of rights claimed in trademarks and trade dress and what conduct infringes these rights.

LAW 923 Negotiable Instruments, Bank Collections and Deposits, and Other Payment Systems

2-3 credits
The study of paper-based and other methods of payment under state and federal law with primary focus on the law of negotiable instruments under Article 3 of the Uniform Commercial Code, Bank Deposits and Collections, and Electronic Funds Transfers under Articles 4 and 4A of the UCC and Federal Reserve Board Regulations J and CC and related federal statutes.

LAW 924 Sales

3 credits
The study of the law relating to the sale of goods under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code and related statutes and treaties, including introduction to the structure, purposes, and policies of the Uniform Commercial Code.

LAW 925 Property Security

3 credits
Overview of the law relating to secured credit including the mechanisms for creating enforceable security and mortgage interests in real and personal property.

LAW 926 Bankruptcy

3 credits
Federal bankruptcy law, the collective forum for resolving the rights of financially distressed debtors and their creditors, emphasizing basic principles applicable to all filings, liquidation, or rehabilitation of consumer debtors, and the pervasive effect of bankruptcy on everything from family law to business transactions and relationships.

LAW 927 Partnership and LLC Taxation

2-3 credits
Examination of the income tax treatment of partners and partnerships, including Limited Liability Companies and their members, covering the entity’s life cycle through formation, operation, and liquidation. Topics include the income tax consequences of the sale of a partnership interest, as well as the death or retirement of a partner. Two-credit course covers fewer areas of study.
Prereq: LAW 930 .

LAW 928 Tribal Nation Economics and Law

3 credits
Cross-listed with AIST 478
Survey of economic development strategies by various Tribal Nations, including an overview of federal incentive programs and disincentives for the growth of strong tribal economies. Tribal legal codes, commercial projects, and federal Indian law parameters will be discussed. Topics will include: the tribal government-owned corporate model, gaming enterprises, economic diversification, the federal 8(a) program, limitations on tribal tax-exempt bond offerings, and value-added on-reservation products. LAW 928 is a law class and will be graded based on the norms and expectations to which law students are normally held. AIST 478 is an undergraduate course that will be assessed on a P/F basis according to the general norms and expectations for an upper division undergraduate course. (Spring, alt/yrs)

LAW 930 Taxation

3-4 credits
Income and deductions, accounting methods, transactions resulting in capital gain, deferral of tax, and choice of the taxable person; introduction to tax procedure and to income taxation of trusts, estates, and partnerships.

LAW 931 Patents

2 credits
This course will examine the law and policy underlying the U.S. patent system, with a focus on the legal means for obtaining, challenging, and enforcing patent rights. A technical background is not required, but a willingness to engage with some technical aspects of patentable subject matter is.

LAW 932 Estate Planning

3 credits
Inter vivos, testate, and intestate disposition of property with emphasis upon estate and gift tax impact and consideration of the law of future interests.
Prereq or Coreq: LAW 941.

LAW 933 State Debtor-Creditor Law

2 credits
Study of the legal mechanisms for enforcing judgments, and the rights and protections of debtors and creditors as a matter of state law.

LAW 934 Land-Use Law and Planning

3 credits
This course addresses the regulation of private lands by state and local governments; will investigate social and cultural agreements about land as influenced by and institutionalized in Constitutional protections, state statutory regimes and local programs; and will develop a working knowledge of the general legal principles, and policy and planning issues relevant to private land management. Enrollment limited to 25 students.

LAW 937 Wildlife Law and Policy

3 credits
An examination of state and federal law applicable to wildlife. (Spring, alt/yrs)

LAW 938 International Environmental and Water Law

3 credits
An examination of international environmental law and the law of international water courses. (Spring only)

LAW 939 Law, Science, and the Environment

2 credits
The use of science in the courtroom and in agency decision making, with emphasis on natural resources and environmental law. This course will explore both the process and substantive areas of selected areas of science and the law. Recommended Preparation: LAW 907. (Spring, alt/yrs)

LAW 940 International Human Rights

3 credits
An overview of international rights and humanitarian law and advocacy, including a focus on particular topics of timely interest determined by the instructor and students.

LAW 941 Wills, Estates, and Trusts

3 credits
Intestate succession, wills, and administration of estates in probate.

LAW 942 Water Law I

1-2 credits
The basics of water allocation law with a focus on western water law. Study of the development of the common law of water allocation and of comprehensive statutory systems including the implementation of water law through administrative agencies and water rights adjudication. One-credit course covers fewer areas of study.

LAW 944 State and Local Government Law

3 credits
Review of the source, scope, and limits of local government power, with reference to Idaho and other state examples. The course will consider the relationship of local governments to the state and federal government, as well as to neighboring communities and individuals.

LAW 945 Community Property

2 credits
Special problems that arise in connection with the community property system in the western states.

LAW 946 Water and Energy Policy Seminar

2 credits
An examination of advanced topics in water and energy law. Recommended Preparation: LAW 942. (Spring, alt/yrs)

LAW 947 Environmental Law

3 credits
Environmental planning and protection, regulation of air and water pollution, waste disposal, use of pesticides and other toxic chemicals, and remedies for environmental injury. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

LAW 948 Public Lands and Resources Law

3 credits
This course examines the natural resource allocation and management systems applicable to the public lands, including the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, National Forest Management Act, Mineral Leasing Act, Wilderness Act, and other relevant federal statutes.

LAW 949 Native American Law

3 credits
Cross-listed with AIST 420
Study of Tribal Sovereignty and interaction with the U.S. government at various levels with an emphasis on treaty rights, jurisdictional issues, the trust relationship, protection of lands, the eras of U.S. Indian policy, and the continued assertion of tribal rights and interests. LAW 949 is a law class and will be graded based on the norms and expectations to which law students are normally held. AIST 420 is an undergraduate course that will be assessed on a P/F basis according to the general norms and expectations for an upper division undergraduate course.

LAW 950 Evidence

3 credits
The law governing the presentation of proof in Idaho and federal courts.

LAW 951 Environmental Policy

3 credits
An examination of advanced topics in environmental law and policy. Recommended Preparation: LAW 947. Limited enrollment. (Spring, alt/yrs)

LAW 952 Remedies

3 credits
Consideration of legal and equitable relief available to aggrieved parties in contractual or other relationships.

LAW 953 Criminal Procedure: Investigations

3 credits
A study of the federal constitutional constraints on criminal investigations, with a focus on searches and seizures, arrests, interrogations, identification procedures, and the right to counsel.

LAW 954 Trial Skills

3 credits
Credit cannot be earned in both LAW 954 and LAW 958. Instruction in the skills fundamental to litigation and the techniques of persuasive witness examination and argument, combining classroom instruction and individually critiqued student exercises. Limited enrollment.
Prereq: LAW 950 and Permission .

LAW 955 Appellate Advocacy Program

2 credits
A brief-writing and oral advocacy course run as the McNichols Moot Court competition. Students attend class once a week for the first six weeks of the semester, write a two-issue appellate brief, and make a minimum of two oral arguments. Accelerated course. Graded P/NP; credits earned are not class hours.
Prereq: LAW 815 .

LAW 956 Moot Court

1 or 2 credits
Preparation of appellate briefs and argument of cases orally in regional or national competition; grading and evaluating briefs of students participating in second-year appellate advocacy program (with approval of the faculty advisor of the second-year appellate advocacy program); the faculty supervisor of each competition is the final arbiter of the number of credits awarded within the guidelines. Graded P/F; credits earned are not class hours. Only those students who will complete all the activities for their appellate moot court program (including attending the competition) by the end of fall semester may register for credits in the fall semester; all other students eligible for credits under this course register in the spring. Graded P/F; credits earned are not class hours. Limited enrollment.

LAW 957 Mock Trial

2 credits
Participation as an attorney on a mock trial team in regional or national competition; the faculty supervisor of each competition is the final arbiter of the credits awarded within the guidelines.
Prereq: LAW 954 or LAW 958 or permission.

LAW 958 Trial Advocacy

2 credits
Credit cannot be earned in both LAW 954 and LAW 958. An intensive seven-day course offered the week before classes regularly begin in the fall. The course follows the National Institute of Trial Advocacy Training format of faculty demonstration, discussion, student performance, and critique, culminating in a mock jury trial on the last day of the training. Limited enrollment. Graded P/F.
Prereq: LAW 950 and Permission; Limited to third-year law students unless waived by the Director of Clinical Programs.

LAW 959 Critical Legal Studies

2-3 credits, max 3
Critical Studies focuses on deconstructing traditional hierarchies within the law and legal institutions and looks to foster change by critically analyzing the law and these institutions. This course will cover one or more of the following subjects: Feminism, Critical Race Studies, Race-Feminism, Gender/Gender Identity/Queer Studies. 3 credit course covers more areas of study.

LAW 960 Conflict of Laws

2-3 credits
A study of the principles for deciding which law applies to incidents and transactions crossing state lines and of the constitutional limitations on a state's rights to impose its own law in suits arising out of such incidents and transactions; enforcement of foreign judgments, the jurisdiction of courts, and the special jurisdictional problems in domestic relations cases.

LAW 961 Jurisprudence

2 credits
Consideration of the various views and philosophies of law as expressed in classical and contemporary writings; methods of legal analysis, the relationship between law and justice, between law and power, and between law and truth.

LAW 962 Professional Responsibility

3 credits
Status and function of the legal profession, responsibility to clients, the profession, the public, and the administration of justice. This course must be taken no later than the summer following the second year of law studies.

LAW 963 Family Law

3 credits
Legal problems of the family, including marriage, annulment, adoption, and divorce.

LAW 964 Children and the Law

2-3 credits
Examines the legal status of children, including topics such as the parent-child relationship, guardianship, representation of children, neglect, and adoption. Two-credit course covers fewer areas of study.

LAW 965 Elder Law

2-3 credits
An overview of the legal regimes and practical issues that face lawyers representing older clients. Topics include Social Security, pensions, annuities, Medicare, Medicaid, health care decision-making, property management, special needs trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, elder abuse, elder housing, end of life issues, and special ethical issues for attorneys representing elder persons. Two-credit course covers fewer areas of study.

LAW 966 Legal Drafting

2 credits
This course will familiarize students with transactional and litigation documents, writing for different audiences, and the effective and appropriate use of forms. Students will focus on strategic use of language, avoiding ambiguity, and writing with clarity. General topics covered will include client letters, contracts, and a complaint and answer. Limited enrollment.

LAW 967 Advanced Legal Writing

2 credits
This course will focus on advanced writing concepts, including advanced study of standards of review, development of policy arguments and legislative intent analysis, writing jury instructions, drafting statutes, and drafting judicial opinions; additionally, there will be a heavy emphasis on style. As such, it is assumed that students have mastered the skills learned in Legal Research & Writing. This course does not satisfy the upper division writing requirement. Limited enrollment.
Prereq: LAW 815 with a minimum grade of ‘C’ or Permission of instructor .

LAW 968 Domestic Violence and the Law

2-3 credits
This seminar will cover the legal system's response to the problem of domestic violence and to a lesser extent, stalking and sexual assault. Students will explore both civil and criminal avenues of redress. Existing shortcomings of those responses, and proposed reforms, will be examined. The course will address how domestic violence is treated in a variety of legal contexts, including in relation to child abuse, custody, visitation, mediation, parent education at divorce, relocation, child abduction, and torts. Students will partner with members of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Clinic to assist clinic students on actual domestic violence and sexual assault cases. Students are expected to complete sixty hours of clinical service, a paper and a class presentation. Students enrolled in the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault clinic may take the Domestic Violence & the Law seminar for 2 credit hours and will not be required to complete additional hours of clinical service.

LAW 969 Water Law II

2 credits
In-depth study of topics necessary for the modern practice of water law by approaching water law from the watershed perspective. This perspective also tends to reflect the perspective of water users and other interests who seek solutions to problems that take into account the interaction of the fragmented system of water regulation in the United States
Prereq: LAW 942 .

LAW 970 Advanced Legal Research

2 credits
An advanced course covering all forms of materials, in all formats (print, microformat, electronic), available for conducting legal research.
Prereq: First year legal, research and writing .

LAW 971 Lawyering Process Seminar

2 credits
Client representation skills, with an emphasis on pre-trial civil litigation; classroom and simulation instruction in interviewing, counseling and negotiating skills, pleading, discovery, and motion practice. Limited enrollment.

LAW 973 Non-Classroom Credit Public Service Externship

1-10 credits, max 10
Students perform legal work in selected public service positions under the supervision of experienced judges and lawyers. Graded P/F. Credits earned are not classroom credits. Note: a maximum of 5 credits may be taken during the summer semester.
Prereq: Permission .

LAW 974 Legal Aid Clinic

1-6 credits, max 9
From time to time, specific legal aid clinics may be offered. The content of such clinics is announced in advance of the semester in which they are offered.
Prereq: LAW 962; and permission; and qualification for limited license as legal intern in Idaho .

LAW 975 Classroom Credit Public Service Externship

1-5 credits, max 10
Students perform legal work in selected public service positions under the supervision of experienced judges and lawyers. Students must attend periodic classes. Graded P/F.
Prereq: Permission .

LAW 976 Semester in Practice

1-12 credits, max 12
Students attend periodic classes and perform legal work in the public or private sector under the supervision of a faculty supervisor. Open only to students in their last year of law school. Graded P/F.
Prereq: Permission .

LAW 977 Clinical Lab

1 credit, max 4
One-credit lab courses providing clinical experience for interested upper-division students. The labs, designed to allow students to obtain practical experience in conjunction with upper-division substantive courses, labs are supervised by experienced practitioners. Graded P/F.
Prereq: Permission.

LAW 978 Entrepreneurship Law Clinic

1-6 credits, max 9
Real-life experience handling transactional legal problems and assisting businesses and not-for-profits.
Prereq: LAW 919 and LAW 962; and LAW 966, LAW 967, or LAW 971; and permission; and qualification for limited license as legal intern in Idaho .

LAW 979 Native American Natural Resource Law

3 credits
Cross-listed with AIST 421
Study of the natural resources over which Tribal Nations assert stewardship or seek to influence others regarding protection of resources including sacred sites, land use and environmental protection, natural resource development, taxation, water rights, rights associated with hunting, fishing and gathering, and international approaches to indigenous lands and resources. Recommended Preparation: LAW 949. LAW 979 is a law class and will be graded based on the norms and expectations to which law students are normally held. AIST 421 is an undergraduate course that will be assessed on a P/F basis according to the general norms and expectations for an upper division undergraduate course.

LAW 980 Copyrights

2-3 credits
A survey of U.S. domestic copyright law, focusing on current provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976, as amended, and leading cases interpreting those provisions. Particular attention is paid to policy challenges created by the Internet and by the increasing internationalization of copyright law. Two-credit course covers fewer areas of study.

LAW 981 Critical Legal Studies Journal

1-4 credits, max 4
Participation in the student edited Crit Law Journal. Credit awarded upon approval of the editor-in-chief and faculty advisor. Graded pass-fail; credits earned are not classroom credit hours.
Prereq: Acceptance to the Crit Journal .

LAW 982 Law Review

1-4 credits, max 4
Graded P/F; credits earned are not class hours. The awarding of credit is subject to approval by the editor-in-chief and faculty advisor.

LAW 983 Directed Study

1-2 credits, max 4
Individual research on a significant legal problem and the writing of a paper thereon that must be approved by the faculty member under whose direction the work is done. Graded P/F; credits earned are not class hours.
Prereq: Permission.

LAW 984 Real Estate Transactions

2 credits
Aspects of the standard commercial real estate purchase transaction, including real estate contracts, title issues, construction, default, financing, leasing, and structuring real estate development transactions. Two-credit course covers fewer areas of study.

LAW 985 Immigration Law and Policy

3 credits
The rights and limitations relating to various types of immigration status, different kinds of visas, admission and removal procedures, grounds of inadmissibility and deportation, and defenses.

LAW 986 Judicial Clerkship Seminar

1-2 credits
Seminar focusing on advanced writing concepts within the judicial context, with instruction on common types of legal writing practiced by judicial clerks.
Prereq: Permission .

LAW 987 Law Practice Management

1 credit
Topics in the business of law practice, including accepting and billing clients, managing case files and client trust accounts, making business arrangements, and managing human, physical, and financial resources. Graded Pass/No Pass. Two-credit course covers more areas of study.

LAW 988 Writing the Environment

1 credit
Intensive writing course limited to 3L students completing the Natural Resources and Environmental Law Emphasis. Students will develop critical legal writing and analytical skills through public presentations and defenses of their own written work, and the review and editing of their colleagues’ works. Permission required. Graded Pass/No Pass. (Fall only)

LAW 989 Mass Media Law

2 credits
Seminar addressing legal issues in new technologies and the rapidly changing mass-media environment. Topics are generally organized around a single theme, such as First Amendment law and theory, privacy or Freedom of Information Act issues, commercial speech regulation, and media and the electoral process.

LAW 991 Skill Practicum

Credit arranged
From time to time, specific skills courses are arranged and made available for a semester. The exact content of each skills course is announced in advance of the semester in which it is offered.

LAW 992 White Collar Crime

2-3 credits
Federal law prohibiting financial, non-violent crime, including fraud, racketeering, and bribery. The course examines principles of statutory interpretation, grand jury investigations, parallel civil proceedings, corporate and individual responsibility, sentencing guidelines, and federal-state coordination.

LAW 993 Appellate Clinic

1-6 credits, max 9
Representation of clients in civil and criminal appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Idaho appellate courts. Recommended Preparation: Law 953.
Prereq: LAW 950, LAW 962, and LAW 971; and permission; and qualification for limited license as legal intern in Idaho
Coreq: LAW 958 .

LAW 994 Economic Development Clinic

1-6 credits, max 9
Legal aid clinic in which legal interns assist Idaho counties, cities, tribes, and non-governmental agencies with economic development issues and legal problems. Recommended Preparation: LAW 934.
Prereq: LAW 962; and permission; and qualification for limited license as legal intern in Idaho .

LAW 995 Main Street Law Clinic

1-6 credits, max 9
Representing clients in proceedings primarily involving family law issues including divorce, custody, termination of parental rights, adoption, and contempt proceedings. Clinic students also advocate for victims in domestic violence protection order hearings, defend clients in criminal misdemeanor cases, and represent clients in consumer protection matters, landlord-tenant disputes, and probate actions.
Prereq: LAW 950, LAW 962, and LAW 971; and permission; and qualification for limited license as legal intern in Idaho
Coreq: LAW 958.

LAW 996 Immigration Law Clinic

1-6 credits, max 9
Representation of immigrant clients from a variety of countries under the supervision of clinical faculty. Cases may include asylum, permanent residence, citizenship, and relief from deportation. Students may represent clients in administrative, trial, and appellate courts.
Prereq: LAW 950, LAW 962, LAW 971, and LAW 985 or permission; and permission; and qualification for limited license as legal intern in Idaho
Coreq: LAW 958 .

LAW 997 Mediation Clinic

1-6 credits, max 9
Legal aid clinic in which legal interns provide mediation services and hone their skills in communication, facilitation, negotiation, organization, and ethics.
Prereq: LAW 912 or LAW 913; and LAW 950, LAW 962, and LAW 971; and permission; and qualification for limited license as legal intern in Idaho .

LAW 998 Tax Clinic

2-6 credits, max 9
Representation of low-income taxpayers in disputes with the IRS at the audit, appeals, collection, and Tax Court levels. Students are exposed to the Boise tax community through frequent practitioner guest lecturers, an IRS field trip, and by attending Tax Court calendars, and they are required to complete a community outreach project. Recommended Preparation: LAW 927, LAW 950, and LAW 958.
Prereq: LAW 930, LAW 962, and LAW 971; and permission; and qualification for limited license as legal intern in Idaho .

LAW 999 (s) Study Abroad/Off Campus

Credit arranged
Graded P/F.
Prereq: Permission of Associate Dean for Students and Administration, College of Law/