Law Special Courses (LAWS)

Law Special Courses (LAWS)

LAWS 6000  Mindfulness for Lawyers  (0)  

The 30-minute sessions are designed to help you reduce stress, increase concentration, and thrive during exam period.

LAWS 6010  Pretrial Civil Lit Bootcamp  (1)  

This course is designed to teach students the fundamental skills necessary to represent clients in civil discovery and motion practice before trial.  The course concentrates on developing skills in client communication, drafting pleadings, preparing and responding to written discovery, arguing pretrial motions, and preparing for and taking the depositions of both fact and expert witnesses.  Throughout the individual lessons, the faculty spends time discussing case development, the burden of proof at trial, and the witnesses and exhibits that an attorney will need to obtain in preparation for representing their client before a jury.  The faculty also discusses related issues including insurance coverage and its effect on the attorney-client relationship and execution of a potential judgment.  The course’s explicit focus on pretrial practice reflects the availability of further education in trial skills through Tulane’s Trial Advocacy program and Tulane’s clinical programs.   

LAWS 6020  Pretrial Criminal Lit Bootcamp  (1)  

This course hopes to teach students three critical skills required for pretrial advocacy in criminal litigation: information gathering; drafting motions; and arguing motions.  The course will focus on the five matters (and related motions) most commonly encountered in the interval between arrest and trial: (1) bail; (2) discovery; (3) “similar acts”/FRE 404B evidence; (4) motions to dismiss; and (5) motions to suppress evidence.  Students in the course will be divided into two groups – a prosecution track, and a defense track – and will be expected to learn what information is necessary for each motion; to research and write each motion; and then to argue their motion (or opposition) each day.  In addition, students will be expected to learn to formulate a theory of the case, either prosecution, or defense, and then to make strategic decisions consistent with that theory as they move through the pretrial process.  The course is designed to occupy the territory between classroom theory and trial practice.  Training in the latter area is readily available through Tulane’s Trial Advocacy program, Tulane’s Criminal Law Clinic, and Tulane’s supervised externships at public defenders’ and prosecutors’ offices.

LAWS 6030  Transactional Bootcamp  (1)  

This course will consist of a series of counseling, negotiation, due diligence, and drafting exercises structured around a basic corporate transaction (e.g., an asset purchase).  The course will introduce students to fundamental deal skills, such as structuring the timetable for a transaction, eliciting and drafting the operative business terms, identifying legal and business risks and negotiating corresponding risk-shifting and risk-reduction provisions, and reviewing and drafting the ancillary documents necessary to consummate the transaction. 

LAWS 6040  Business Literacy  (1)  

This one-credit course is designed to introduce students to a range of basic business concepts that lawyers will encounter in commercial or transactional practice. Students will be grouped into 6 teams, each of which will act as a consultant in connection with a proposed sale of a publicly traded company (the “Company”). With the assistance of one or more Senior Advisor, each team will participate in a series of exercises designed to analyze different aspects of the proposed sale, including an understanding of the industry, the value chain in the Company’s market, the value of a business combination with the Company in advancing the long-term objectives of different bidders, the fair value of the Company under different valuation methodologies, the options available to a finance a business combination with the Company, and the risks posed to individual bidders by a business combination with the Company. As a final project, each team will make an oral presentation to the CEO and board of a specific bidder regarding the Company’s strengths and weaknesses and the opportunities and challenges posed by a business combination with the Company.

LAWS 6050  IP Lab  (1)  

The two IP Labs in Patent and Trademark allow students to obtain practical, real-world experience representing clients in patent and trademark matters on a pro bono basis before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Students under supervision help screen and interview clients, conduct patentability or registerability searches, counsel the client regarding the results, and, if appropriate, draft and file patent or trademark applications, responses, and other documents necessary to the application. 2Ls and 3Ls may apply for this limited enrollment course by completing an experiential application (“ONEAPP”). Students applying for the IP Lab in patents must have the technical background described at pp. 4-10 in the General Requirements Bulletin on the USPTO website, available at   Course may be repeated 2 times for credit.

Course Limit: 2

LAWS 6500  Semester Abroad Australia  (0-14)  

Law study abroad in Australia.

LAWS 6510  Semester Abroad - Argentina  (0-14)  

Law study abroad in Argentina.

LAWS 6520  Semester Abroad Hong Kong  (0-14)  

Law study abroad in Hong Kong.

LAWS 6540  Semester Abroad Copenhagen  (0-14)  

Law study abroad in Denmark.

LAWS 6550  Semester Abroad France  (0-14)  

Law study abroad in France.

LAWS 6570  Semester Abroad Germany  (0-14)  

Law study abroad in Germany.

LAWS 6580  Semester Abroad Israel  (0-14)  

Law study abroad in Israel.

LAWS 6590  Semester Abroad Japan  (0-14)  

Law study abroad in Japan.

LAWS 6600  Semester Abroad Amsterdam  (0-14)  

Law study abroad in Amsterdam.

LAWS 6610  Semester Abroad Netherlands  (0-14)  

Law study abroad in The Netherlands.

LAWS 6620  Semester Abroad - Barcelona  (0-14)  

Law study abroad in Spain.

LAWS 6630  Semester Abroad - Colombia  (0-14)  

Law study abroad in Colombia.

LAWS 6640  Semester Abroad China  (0-14)  

Law study abroad in China.

LAWS 6650  Semester Abroad Switzerland  (0-14)  

Law study abroad in Switzerland.

LAWS 6651  Semester Abroad Sweden  (0-14)  

Law study abroad in Sweden.

LAWS 7990  Law Research  (0)  

Special research topics for visiting scholars. Course may be repeated unlimited times for credit.

Course Limit: 99

LAWS 9220  Law Transfer Elective  (1-20)  

Law transfer coursework. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.

Maximum Hours: 99

LAWS 9230  Law Transfer Elective  (1-20)  

Law transfer coursework. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.

Maximum Hours: 99

LAWS 9240  Law Transfer Elective  (1-20)  

Law transfer coursework. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.

Maximum Hours: 99

LAWS 9250  Law Transfer Elective  (1-20)  

Law transfer coursework.

LAWS 9400  Law Externship Seminar  (1)  

One-credit, graded co-requisite seminar component for the Law externships.

Course Limit: 1

LAWS 9500  Law ESL Program  (0)  

English as a second language for Law students.

LAWS 9600  Law Study Abroad  (0-14)  

Law Exchange Student Study Abroad.

LAWS 9990  Dissertation Research  (0)  

Research topics for Law SJD students. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.

Maximum Hours: 99