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  • Health Law Pathway - Law
    health faculties in addition to the law faculty Whether or not a student has a specific health law career goal this pathway will enable the students to develop competencies that are important in a wide range of health law settings as well as in other legal fields There are a number of courses devoted to subjects within the broad area of Health Law as well courses to help you prepare to take the bar examination Students who want to pursue legal practice in this area should consider the courses below Other courses besides those listed are offered under the FIU College of Law curriculum Please view the Schedule of Classes to determine which courses will be offered during the current school year Foundation Courses related to this pathway include Constitutional Law Core Courses Health Law LAW 6720 Health Law 2 3 This is a study of numerous topics including national health care programs health care financing reimbursement licensing and accreditation hospital organization physician and patient autonomy antitrust law quality of care and medical malpractice and ethical issues related to availability of health care and services Administrative Law LAW 6520 Administrative Law 2 3 This is an introduction to the laws controlling executive branch agencies of government Major topics include delegation of power to agencies modes of agency action control of agencies by the legislative branch control by the judicial branch and public access and influence Advanced Electives Insurance Law LAW 6080 Insurance Law 2 3 The course deals with the making administration and interpretation of insurance contracts governmental including judicial regulation of insurance common insurance contract provisions subrogation excess liability of insurers and property life and liability insurance policies and problems Medical Malpractice Law LAW 6725 Medical Malpractice Law 2 3 Medical Malpractice Law examines legal claims that may be

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  • Intellectual Property Pathway - Law
    determine which courses will be offered during the current school year Foundation Courses related to this pathway include Contracts and Introduction to International and Comparative Law Core Courses Intellectual Property LAW 6570 Intellectual Property 3 4 This is a survey course that introduces students to patent copyright trademark trade secret right of publicity and unfair competition law The course is designed to give students entering a general business or civil litigation practice a thorough overview of the various intellectual property doctrines Computer and Internet Law LAW 6233 Computer and Internet Law 2 3 This is a course on law in the Information Age Topics may include patent and copyright protection for computer software Internet copyright and trademark issues privacy concerns jurisdictional issues and computer crime Patent Law LAW 6573 Patent Law 2 3 This course provides in depth coverage of substantive trade secret law and patent law In addition it covers aspects of patent prosecution practice and procedure Prerequisite Intellectual Property Law Trademarks Geographical Indications LAW 6576 Trademarks Geographical Indications This course will introduce students to the law of trademarks and unfair competition Trademark law aims to protect against consumer confusion and the appropriation of commercial goodwill Trademarks can have tremendous value in a variety of industries ranging from food and agriculture to fashion and entertainment Students will learn about acquiring prosecuting and enforcing trademark rights in the business context In addition the course will cover the theoretical underpinnings of trademark protection and evaluate current issues related to trademark law domestically and internationally This includes a consideration of the relationship between trademarks and geographical indications No technical background is required for this course Intellectual Property Law is recommended but not required Advanced Electives Antitrust LAW 6550 Antitrust 2 3 The course is a study of judicial decisions construing and applying the federal antitrust laws i e Sherman Clayton Robinson Patman and Federal Trade Commission Acts to the control of the competitive process in the American economy Computer and Internet Law LAW 6233 Computer and Internet Law 2 3 This is a course on law in the Information Age Topics may include patent and copyright protection for computer software Internet copyright and trademark issues privacy concerns jurisdictional issues and computer crime International Intellectual Property Law LAW 6574 International Intellectual Property Law 2 3 This course provides students with an overview of intellectual property IP law in the global context commencing with a survey of patent copyright and trademarks We will learn about the multilateral institutions that address IP issues and study the leading multilateral IP treaties including the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works and other international agreements that facilitate the protection of IP interests in multiple countries In addition to studying domestic and international mechanisms for the protection of IPRs we will review current issues in International IP law and policy No technical background is required

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  • International & Comparative Law Pathway - Law
    Dade County serves as a gateway Prerequisite First year curriculum Caribbean LAW 6935 Caribbean Law and Development 2 3 This course will cover the legal and judicial systems of the Caribbean countries and the process by which these systems were introduced A focus of the course is on Regional Cooperation in the political and especially economic areas Similarities and differences across the countries of the region that both propel and hinder legal integration will be highlighted Comparative Family Law LAW 6254 Comparative Family Law 2 3 This course will entail the study of U S and other countries domestic relations laws including laws governing marriage divorce and children International Banking LAW 6087 International Banking 2 3 This course addresses issues of banking and financial law in international private transactions Topics include letters of credit banking and bank secrecy regulation efforts to combat money laundering and currency regulation International and Comparative Sales LAW 6015 International and Comparative Sales 3 This course entails the study of legal rules governing the international sale of goods and a comparison of these rules with Spanish and United States domestic law counterparts The course will focus on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the UNIDROIT Principles of Commercial Contracts The comparative law component of the course will examine the related Spanish and U S domestic contract law governing sales of goods including Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code Comparing and contrasting the three systems offers the student greater insight into the choices interests and policies pursued under each respective system of law International Criminal Law LAW 6103 International Criminal Law 2 3 The course explores international crimes such as genocide crimes against humanity torture narcotics trafficking terrorism and war crimes It focuses on contemporary responses by way of international criminal jurisdiction claimed by individual states bilateral cooperation on extradition and evidence gathering prosecutions before ad hoc international tribunals and the development of an international body of criminal law and procedure Particular attention is paid to the question of jurisdiction including the reach of U S Constitutional protections to investigations and law enforcement activities overseas Special consideration is given to international terrorism the role of human rights in international criminal law and the establishment of an international criminal court International Human Rights Law LAW 6263 International Human Rights Law 2 3 This course is an introduction to the international law protecting human rights It examines the theory and the history of the field together with key United Nations documents International treaty and non treaty mechanisms for protecting and promoting human rights including regional systems and the role of nongovernmental organizations are covered International Trade Law and Policy LAW 7262 International Trade Law and Policy 2 3 This course concerns the national and international regulation of imports and exports Law policy and economics of the international trading system will be discussed The course primarily focuses on import restrictions on goods however export restrictions and trade in services will also be

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  • Labor & Employment Law - Law
    dictates restrictions on how and why changes in the terms and conditions of one s employment including hiring and firing may be implemented Employment Law equips students to deal with a host of questions that may come up in a lawsuit against an employer including What rights to expression or protection from various searches do employees enjoy What differentiates a public employer s workplace from that of a private employer What circumstances if any give rise to an unjust dismissal What post termination restraints may employers place upon employees Employment Discrimination focuses on that area of employment law that attempts to regulate status or class based discrimination in the workplace and it explores the protection that major pieces of federal legislation afford different groups Labor Law addresses itself largely to the National Labor Relations Act and the body of law that has grown up around the existence of labor unions The Employment Discrimination Seminar offered explores the theory and scholarship surrounding areas not covered in depth in the survey class like stereotyping bullying and subconscious bias in the workplace There are a number of courses devoted to subjects within the Labor Employment Law as well courses to help you prepare to take the bar examination Students who want to pursue legal practice in this area should consider the courses below Other courses besides those listed are offered under the FIU College of Law curriculum Please view the Schedule of Classes to determine which courses will be offered during the current school year Foundation Courses related to this pathway include Torts and Contracts Core Courses Employment Discrimination LAW 7549 Employment Discrimination 3 This course will assesses the major federal and state employment discrimination statutes e g Title 7 Americans with Disabilities Act Age Discrimination in Employment Act with emphasis on the relationship among the legislative executive and judicial branches in the development and implementation of public policy Employment Law LAW 6545 Employment Law 2 3 This course is a survey of basic legal and policy concepts governing the employment relationship Subject areas include personal service contracts including grounds for discharge and the at will doctrine the collective bargaining process including the notion of exclusivity concerted activity unfair labor practices duty to bargain impasse resolution and contract enforcement employment discrimination including race sex handicap age and remedial affirmative action statutory regulation of conditions of employment including workers compensation fair labor standards safety and health and whistleblower statutes public and private employment distinctions including civil service systems and employment as a property right Labor Law LAW 6540 Labor Law 2 3 This course is about labor union activities and other forms of concerted activity It focuses upon an employee s right to form or join a union and the right to refrain from such activities The course covers the representational and unfair labor practice provisions of the National Labor Relations Act including the formation of a labor organization and negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements Civil Rights LAW 7510 Civil Rights 2

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  • Public & Regulatory Law Pathway - Law
    studies the Constitution of the State of Florida including recent decisions of the Florida Supreme Court and analysis of current proposals for constitutional change International Environmental Law LAW 7268 International Environmental Law 2 3 This course focuses on issues including marine pollution transboundary movement of hazardous waste climate change biodiversity the relation of population and the environment and other global and transboundary environmental problems Immigration Law LAW 6264 Immigration Law 2 3 This course examines the major aspects of the Immigration and Nationality Act The interrelationship between the administrative agencies empowered to execute the Immigration and Nationality Act s mandate will be studied Major attention will be focused on the immigrant and nonimmigrant visa systems political asylum and refugees exclusion and deportation of the foreign born and naturalization Policy implications of the statute and judicial interpretations are addressed Jurisprudence LAW 5210 Jurisprudence 2 3 This course is an investigation of the nature of law and considers the differences between law and custom morality policy common sense logic and reason The course considers the philosophic underpinnings of the Restatements and other codes It further inquiries into the sources and legitimacy of law and asks whether law must be enforced and why wrongs should be righted Labor Law LAW 6540 Labor Law 2 3 This course is about labor union activities and other forms of concerted activity It focuses upon an employee s right to form or join a union and the right to refrain from such activities The course covers the representational and unfair labor practice provisions of the National Labor Relations Act including the formation of a labor organization and negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements Land Use Planning and Control LAW 6460 Land Use Planning and Control 2 3 Since the 1920s our society has regulated urban and rural uses of land in an attempt to encourage the prudent allocation of land resources thus this course undertakes an intensive analysis of the traditional regulatory techniques including general and specific planning zoning and subdivision mapping and relates them to the practical and political aspects of the land use entitlement process and to resolve conflicting use preferences Local Government Law LAW 6531 Local Government Law 2 3 The powers limitations and special legal rules concerning local governments are studied in this course Emphasis is given to Florida problems concerning counties cities and special districts Securities Law Enforcement LAW 6561 Securities Law Enforcement 2 3 Securities Law Enforcement comprehensively examines the enforcement processes of the U S Securities and Exchange Commission SEC from the perspective of both the government and the private practitioner Coverage includes preliminary investigations Wells letters settlement procedures litigation and remedies The course also considers the role of self regulatory organizations like the New York Stock Exchange and National Association of Securities Dealers in enforcement of the securities laws Prerequisites Securities Regulation Business Organizations Law of Corporate Finance or students without prerequisites may also be enrolled in special circumstances with the permission of the instructor American Indian Law

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  • Real Estate Law Pathway - Law
    courses to help you prepare to take the bar examination Students who want to pursue legal practice in this area should consider the courses below Other courses besides those listed below are offered under the FIU College of Law curriculum Please view the Schedule of Classes to determine which courses will be offered during the current school year Foundation Courses related to this pathway include Contracts and Property Law Core Courses Real Estate Transactions LAW 6670 Real Estate Transactions 2 3 This course takes an interdisciplinary and practice oriented approach to real estate transactions covering land transfers mortgage law and selected topics such as usury and mechanics liens Students will study selected tax environmental and federal securities laws issues in the context of real estate transactions Advanced Electives Construction Law LAW 6425 Construction Law 2 3 This course will consider legal issues encountered in construction projects beginning with the role of the construction lawyer and review of duties and liabilities of the construction team Architect Engineer Owner Contractor Construction Manager The course includes discussion of the bidding process including bid protest and bid awards the contracting process with emphasis on key contract provisions contract performance issues litigation liability and damage issues and bonding issues Environmental Law LAW 6471 Environmental Law 3 This is a survey of environmental regulation addressing the environmental policies rights and remedies provided by the common law and various federal statutes The course focuses on the National Environmental Policy Act the Clean Air Act the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act and various other statutes and common law doctrines related to hazardous wastes and toxic substances Throughout the course students will be asked to pay attention to the regulatory and administrative structures invoked by these statutes and doctrines Land Use Planning and Control LAW 6460 Land Use Planning and Control 2 3 Since the 1920s our society has regulated urban and rural uses of land in an attempt to encourage the prudent allocation of land resources thus this course undertakes an intensive analysis of the traditional regulatory techniques including general and specific planning zoning and subdivision mapping and relates them to the practical and political aspects of the land use entitlement process and to resolve conflicting use preferences Ocean and Coastal Law LAW 7475 Ocean and Coastal Law 2 3 This course considers aspects of land use law water law natural resources law property law and constitutional law from the perspective of the special needs of the coast The course examines the common law and major acts protecting coastal zones and natural resources and includes discussion of the important interrelations of water habitat wildlife and land use as well as issues concerning jurisdictional conflicts Securities Regulation LAW 6560 Securities Regulation 2 3 This course is a comprehensive survey of the statutes and regulations governing the distribution of securities trading of securities on the stock exchanges and over the counter markets the regulation of broker dealers and the growing role of institutional investors Primary focus is placed

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  • Bar Preparation - Law
    strict liability Covered are doctrines including duty breach of duty causation damages and defenses Bar Tested Courses Criminal Procedure Adjudication LAW 6114 Criminal Procedure Adjudication 3 This course examines topics not covered in the basic course in Criminal Procedure including the grand jury process bail the plea bargain process right to jury trial double jeopardy joinder and severance and right to confront and examine witnesses Business Organizations LAW 6062 Business Organizations 3 4 This is a basic course on state and federal law governing incorporated business enterprises partnerships and limited liability companies Evidence LAW 6330 Evidence 3 This course addresses the law of evidence including hearsay judicial notice burden of proof and presumptions functions of judge and jury competency and privileges of witnesses and exclusion of testimony of witnesses and documents Family Law LAW 6710 Family Law 3 This course examines state regulation of sexual and marital relationships including the conflict between the doctrines of family privacy and state intervention in the marital relationship Topics include premarital controversies capacity to marry and the formalities of marriage rights and duties of marital partners annulment and separation divorce grounds and no fault spousal support and basic issues of property distribution principles governing child custody and visitation child support mediation of property and custody issues and regulation of non traditional relationships First Amendment LAW 7511 First Amendment 2 3 This course is an examination of the historical origins and underlying values of the rights of conscience protected in the First Amendment The emphasis will be on the fundamental principles articulated in Supreme Court interpretations of its provisions relating to free speech free press and religious liberty Florida Civil Practice LAW 7303 Florida Civil Practice 2 3 This course entails a study of Florida civil practice from the commencement of an action through final judgment Florida Constitutional Law LAW 7503 Florida Constitutional Law 2 3 This course studies the Constitution of the State of Florida including recent decisions of the Florida Supreme Court and analysis of current proposals for constitutional change Florida Law and Procedure LAW 5309 Florida Law and Procedure 2 Focused on differences and distinctions between state law and general common law principles in certain fundamental areas of law typically tested on the Florida bar examination Prerequisites Foundation courses or substantial equivalent Medical Malpractice Law LAW 6725 Medical Malpractice Law 2 3 Medical Malpractice Law examines legal claims that may be brought against physicians hospitals and other allied health professionals and organizations as a result of the provision of medical and or health services or as a result of relationships with medical and health services providers The course will examine the duties of care imposed by law on medical and health care providers legal remedies for breach of the standards of medical care defenses to legal claims and medical ethics Recommended but not required as a prerequisite Evidence Law Payment Systems LAW 6556 Payment Systems 2 3 This course will survey the uses of different payment mechanisms negotiable and nonnegotiable instruments credit

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  • Center for Professionalism & Ethics - Law
    Law Quick Search Search for The Florida International University College of Law Center for Professionalism and Ethics mission is to enhance public confidence and faith in the legal profession and the judiciary by educating and training law students to become ethical members of the bar who practice with the highest level of integrity and professionalism FIU Law acknowledges that lawyers occupy a unique place within our society A well trained ethical lawyer through his her expertise and leadership has the opportunity to make profound and lasting individual community wide and even potentially global contributions The Center was established in light of this distinctive privilege afforded to attorneys We recognize that our duty as a professional school is to not only to provide students with the skills necessary the practice of law but also with the opportunity to develop the requisite professional judgment integrity and maturity that should accompany those skills Further the law school has a concomitant obligation to the region state nation and international community to assist the larger legal profession and the society it serves by graduating students who willing embrace and model accountability ethics awareness and civic responsibility FIU Law s paramount obligations will be reflected through

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