General Law Required

LAW L705 Torts I
3.00 crs.

FOR TORTS I AND TORTS II:  These courses together cover intentional torts and privileges, negligence and theories of causation in fact and proximate cause, contributory negligence and assumption of risk, owners and occupiers of land, vicarious liability, automobile accident reparation systems, nuisance, misrepresentation, products liability (survey), damages, and immunities.

LAW L710 Torts II
2.00 crs.

FOR TORTS I AND TORTS II:  These courses together cover intentional torts and privileges, negligence and theories of causation in fact and proximate cause, contributory negligence and assumption of risk, owners and occupiers of land, vicarious liability, automobile accident reparation systems, nuisance, misrepresentation, products liability (survey), damages, and immunities.

Prerequisite
LAW L715 Lawyering I
3.00 crs.

Students receive instruction in legal research, legal analysis, and legal writing. Throughout the semester, students research the law relevant to hypothetical client cases, apply that law to those cases, and draft memoranda setting forth law, analysis, and predictions as to the outcome of the cases. Students are exposed to both library research and computer research.

LAW L725 Civil Procedure I
3.00 crs.

In this course, students will study issues related to the federal court system, including what controversies may be brought in the federal court system, who is subject to the jurisdiction or power of the federal courts, choice of applicable law in federal court, what remedies are available to litigants, and how to frame and respond properly to pleadings in the federal court system.  Material includes select provisions of the U.S. Constitution, federal statutes, federal rules, and case interpretations of these provisions, as well as ethical standards and considerations.

LAW L730 Civil Procedure II
2.00 crs.

In this course, students will continue their study of issues related to the federal court system from Civil Procedure I, including some or all of the following: joinder of claims and parties, discovery, adjudication without trial, alternative dispute resolution, functions of the judge and jury, appellate review, and the binding effect of judgments. Material includes select provisions of the U.S. Constitution, federal statutes, federal rules, and case interpretations of these provisions, as well as ethical standards and considerations.

LAW L735 Criminal Law
3.00 crs.

This course deals with the principles underlying the administration of criminal justice as embodied in a modern code including the aims of criminal law, the theory of criminal conduct, and elements of some specific crimes and offenses. The model is the Louisiana Criminal Code or the A.L.I.’s Model Penal Code.

LAW L740 Constitutional Criminal Procedure
3.00 crs.

A detailed exploration of criminal practice and procedure including constitutional limitations of law enforcement and the rights of individuals in areas such as search and seizure, arrest, electronic surveillance, self-incrimination, exclusionary rules, right to counsel, and custodial interrogation as contained in the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.

LAW L746 Business Organizations I
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the fundamental legal principles governing agency and fiduciary relationships, unincorporated business associations, and corporations. Among the topics covered are: 1) the formation, operation, and dissolution of partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations (both privately-held and publicly-held); 2) the distribution of powers among the owners and managers of such organizations; and 3) the relative advantages of various organizational forms.

LAW L750 Constitutional Law
4.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to problems arising under the Constitution of the United States, including the distribution of powers among the federal branches of government, the distribution of powers between federal and state governments, and the protection of individual rights.

LAW L760 Evidence
3.00 crs.

This course involves a treatment of the rules of evidence, the qualifications and impeachment of witnesses, the opinion rule, admissions and confessions, rules relating to writings, the hearsay rule and its exceptions, privileged relations, burden of proof, presumptions, and judicial notice.

LAW L765 Lawyering II
3.00 crs.

This course builds on the research and writing course in teaching legal document drafting skills and problem-solving techniques. A significant portion of the course will be devoted to the preparation of an appellate brief and the oral argument of the case on appeal. Completion of the prescribed brief and participation in oral arguments are mandatory requirements. Students completing the course earn three experiential learning credits. 

Prerequisite
LAW L766 Principles of Legal Analysis
3.00 crs.

Intensive instruction in legal methodology and analysis through more individualized instruction than generally provided in most law school courses and in coordination with other first year courses, working with problems and issues raised by first year courses (civil procedure, contracts, torts, criminal law, or property).  Students will complete numerous written exercises that will provide the basis for evaluating their current performance and prescribing goals and methods of improvement.  Enrollment in this course will be capped at 25 students per section to all faculty teaching this course to give the expected intensive feedback on the individual written exercises.

LAW L770 Lawyering III
3.00 crs.

This course concerns the professional and ethical activities and duties of the lawyer. The course includes a study of the history and traditions of the legal profession, including the concept of self-discipline and the model rules of professional responsibility. It also examines the impact of ethics and tradition on the practice of the lawyer.

*Note: Lawyering II is NOT a prerequisite for this course. Students interested in participating in Clinical Seminar are advised they will need to have completed Lawyering III prior to starting Clinical Seminar.