Common Law Electives

LCOM L715 Wills, Trusts, and Estates
3.00 crs.

This course covers public policy and estate planning, intestacy, wills, probate and non-probate transfers, protection of spouses and children, trust administration and fiduciary duty, future interests, the rule against perpetuities, and briefly federal estate tax. When taught by certain professors, this course will earn one hour of skills credit.

LCOM L800 Family Law
3.00 crs.

This course surveys the law regulating marriage and other interpersonal relationships. Topics considered include marriage, alternate forms of social organization, rights concerning procreation, divorce, child custody, financial aspects of family dissolution, the legal regulation of the parent/child relationship, children’s rights and the state’s role in protecting children from neglect and abuse, and adoption.

LCOM L920 Commercial Transactions
3.00 crs.

This course investigates the laws that affect the rights and obligations of parties engaged in the sale and distribution of goods. The sales contract, its formation, interpretation and performance, the risk of loss, and the remedies of the parties are emphasized. Uniform Commercial Code Article 2 receives intense scrutiny.

LCOM L921 Secured Transactions
3.00 crs.

This course is concerned with all aspects of security in personal property. Covered are problems and legal principles relevant to the creation of the security interest, to its perfection, to priorities between competing security interests and between a security interest and other kinds of property interest, to payment and redemption, and to realization procedures. The emphasis will be on Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.

LCOM L949 Common Law Bar Exam Preparation I
3.00 crs.

Revisits fundamental principles of legal analysis in a systematic manner, building and consolidating skills needed to master the details of varied areas of law, to analyze the relationship between facts and legal rules, to identify legal issues, and to make persuasive written arguments in support of legal conclusions. Frequent written exercises and in-class examinations will be given. This course is only open to students in their final year.

LCOM L950 Common Law Bar Exam Preparation II
3.00 crs.

Focuses on preparation for the Multistate Bar Examination.  This course addresses practice multiple choice questions and practice essay questions on select topics within subjects covered by the Multistate Bar Examination.  Subjects covered in the course may include Constitutional Law, Contracts and Sales, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts. In addition to a final examination, graded in-class examinations will be given for each subject. All examinations will closely resemble the actual Multistate Bar Examination. *NOTE: This course is only open to students in their final year. *Note, Bar Preparation I is not a prerequisite for Bar Preparation II.