• Administrative Law  

    LAW 604 - 3 credits
    Examines the legal structure of federal and state government agencies, how they may be structured under the Constitution, how they issue and enforce regulations, and how they make decisions.

  • Advanced Advocacy: Special Topics  

    LAW 718 - 3 credits
    This course will involve analysis and writing about complex legal problems and writing documents that would be submitted to a court or quasi-judicial decision-maker. The emphasis of the course and the types of assignments will vary depending on the professor who is teaching each semester. This course satisfies the 3rd semester Lawyering Process requirement. Prerequisites: Law 505 Lawyering Process I & Law 515 Lawyering Process II.

  • Advanced Clinic  

    LAW 783 - 1-3 credits
    This course offers clinical opportunity for students who have completed an in-house clinic to pursue advanced projects or continue client representation in an ongoing matter. Students may earn 1 to 3 credits based on hours of legal work anticipated: 45 hours for one credit,90 hours for two credits, 135 hours for three credits. Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credits and faculty permission.

  • Advanced Intellectual Property Seminar  

    LAW 733 - 2-3 credits
    This course covers advanced topics in copyright, trademark and unfair competition law, trade secrets, and patent law. Exact topics will depend on students’ backgrounds and interests, as well as recent legal developments. Each student will write an individual research paper on a topic selected in consultation with the instructor. Prerequisite: Law 621 Patents Trademarks and Trade Secrets OR Law 629 Copyright

  • Advanced Legal Analysis and Writing: Special Topics  

    LAW 610 - 3 credits
    This course involves analysis and writing about complex legal problems, interpretation of various authorities and use of various forms of legal reasoning, types of argument, and techniques for clean and effective writing. The emphasis of the course and the types of assignment will vary depending on the professor who is teaching each semester. This course satisfies the 3rd semester Lawyering Process requirement.
    Prerequisites: Law 505 Lawyering Process I & Law 515 Lawyering Process II.

  • Advanced Legal Research  

    LAW 729 - 2-3 credits
    The goal of Advanced Legal Research is to expand the research skills that have been introduced in Lawyering Process I as well as introduce new topics. Practitioner-oriented materials and their use are a focus of the class. In addition, research in specific subject areas also are explored.

  • Advanced Writer's Group  

    LAW 679 - 1 credit
    This course is designed to help students become more effective legal writers by providing opportunities for them to respond to others’ writing and to receive feedback on their own writing through peer reviews of group members’ work. Students will also read and analyze examples of strong writing and weak writing and work on selected technical and advanced writing techniques.

  • American Legal History  

    LAW 602 - 3 credits
    Examination of major issues in American legal history such as the role of lawyers in society, the role of law in developing the economy, and the development of American legal institutions.

  • Antitrust  

    LAW 657 - 1-3 credits
    This course covers the role of antitrust law in today’s technological environment and the basic legal framework for regulating conduct to undermine competitive markets. Topics include antitrust regulation of horizontal agreements between competitors to restrain trade, such as price-fixing, output restrictions, boycotts and mergers; vertical agreements between suppliers and purchasers such as distributional restraints, exclusive dealing and tying; and unilateral conduct, such as monopolization and attempted monopolization.

  • Appellate Clinic  

    Law 779 - 1-6 credits
    Students will represent clients on appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, or the Nevada Supreme Court. These appeals may include direct criminal appeals or civil appeals. Students will develop expertise in appellate counseling, strategy, legal research, storytelling, and oral and written advocacy.

  • Basic Bankruptcy  

    LAW 605 - 3 credits
    This course will review the basic elements of business and consumer bankruptcy under federal bankruptcy statutes. Emphasis will be placed on problem solving and ethical issues.

  • Bioethics and the Law  

    LAW 728 - 2-3 credits
    Seminar explores law and policy relating to bioethical issues. Coverage of issues varies somewhat based on current events and student interest. Topics may include abortion, genetic screening, defining death, the “right to die,” and research involving human subjects.

  • Business Organizations  

    LAW 626 - 3-4 credits
    This course covers the basic principles of law applicable to agency relationships, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations. Business Organizations serves as the law school's introduction not only to business law but also to business generally, and some attention will be given to introducing basic business concepts and financial theory. In Business Organizations, students study the Restatement (Second) of Agency, the Restatement (Third) of Agency, the Uniform Partnership Act, the Revised Uniform Partnership Act, the Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, Delaware General Corporate Law, and the Revised Model Business Corporations Act.

  • Community Law: [fill in doctrinal topic]  

    LAW 739 - 3-4 credits
    Community Law courses offer unique educational opportunities in which students learn about a substantive area of law through both classroom study and structured experiences working with community partners or organizations that need legal information, education or other services. Students apply and put into practice what they learn about the law by working with community partners to help resolve their legal problems. Students will also develop their awareness of ethical issues and have opportunities to reflect on and practice responsibilities of legal professionals and to increase their awareness of the social and cultural contexts of legal institutions and services and of the value and many opportunities for civic engagement.

  • Community Law Practicum: [fill in doctrinal topic]  

    LAW 777 - 1-2 credits
    The Community Law Practicum (CLP) is a “companion course” that provides students the opportunity to add a practical application component to a doctrinal course. The CLP will involve work on an investigative or litigation project, undertaken in collaboration with community partners selected or approved by the professor teaching the doctrinal course.

  • Community Property  

    LAW 630 - 1-3 credits
    This course examines the law dealing with the classification, management and distribution of marital property within the community property jurisdictions of the United States.

  • Conflict of Laws  

    LAW 635 - 3 credits
    This course covers problems that arise when transactions, relationships or events involve more than one jurisdiction; it discusses matters of choice of law, jurisdiction, and recognition and enforcement of judgments in both interstate and international contexts. The course surveys the challenges that online activities present in conflict of laws and looks at conflicts in certain selected areas, such as intellectual property and class action litigation.

  • Congressional Externship  

    LAW 750 - 7 credits
    Externs learn about the federal legislative process and the work of an elected official by working in the offices of members of Nevada’s Congressional delegation either in Las Vegas or in Washington, D.C. Special application required Prerequisite: Completion of all first year courses.

  • Copyright  

    LAW 629 - 3 credits
    This course covers the fundamental principles and public policy questions of federal copyright law. This course is a prerequisite to LAW 641 Entertainment Law.

  • Critical Race Theory  

    LAW 681 - 2-5 credits
    This course will explore the relationship between race and the law from the perspective of Critical Race Theory (CRT). It covers the origins of the literature and contrasts CRT with other frameworks. The course also covers major theoretical themes as well as questions and criticisms raised about CRT.

  • Criminal Evidence  

    LAW 721 - 3 credits
    An in-depth exploration of some of the evidentiary issues that come into play in criminal trials with an emphasis on scientific evidence and the use of expert witnesses in trial.
    Prerequisites: LAW 606 Evidence and LAW 616 Criminal Law.

  • Criminal Procedure - Adjudication  

    LAW 664 - 3 credits
    Covers law and practices after a defendant is charged until final disposition. Includes prosecutorial discretion, bail, plea bargaining, right to counsel, grand jury, discovery, jury selection, speedy trial, self-incrimination, confrontation, prosecutorial misconduct, double jeopardy, adequacy of counsel and sentencing. Law 653, Criminal Procedure – Investigation (formerly Criminal Procedure I) is NOT a prerequisite for this course. The topics addressed in this course are tested on the bar exam. Constitutional Law II is a good pre- or co-requisite, but is neither required not necessary to benefit from this course. Law 653 Criminal Procedure – Investigations is NOT a prerequisite for this course.

  • Criminal Procedure - Investigation  

    LAW 653 - 3 credits
    This course covers the laws regulating the daily interactions of law enforcement agents with the public, namely the laws of search and seizure, arrests, confessions and interrogation. This course will introduce the majority and minority rules on the laws regulating law enforcement practices in the United States and acquaint you with the procedural variety of this area of law. In addition, this course will discuss the major policies behind the law and encourage you to consider interactions among multiple institutions at the state and federal level. Finally, this course will touch on current issues of enormous importance to law enforcement, such as drugs, race, national security, and technology. This course will not cover the rights of persons charged with crimes in criminal trials. This course is NOT a prerequisite for Law 664 Criminal Procedure – Adjudication.

  • Cyberlaw  

    LAW 646 - 3 credits
    The Internet has shaped communications, trade, development, education, and many other aspects of human life, and it has generated complex legal questions. Given the pervasiveness of the Internet in the economy, in society, and in politics, lawyers must be familiar with basic Internet technology and vested in Internet-related legal issues. This course discusses the spectrum of these issues, including, for example, network neutrality regulation, antitrust regulation of Internet service providers, personal and regulatory jurisdiction on the Internet, the legal issues of geolocation and geoblocking, privacy and personal data protection, domain name registration and disputes, intellectual property rights enforcement, and online contract formation and enforcement.

  • Directed Clinical Practice  

    LAW 782 - 0-3 credit
    This course enables students to do clinical legal work under the supervision of law school faculty, and to be certified to engage in limited practice as a student attorney under applicable rules. Prerequisites: Completion of 30 credits and faculty permission

  • Directed Reading  

    LAW 780 - 1 credit
    Students earn credit for completing readings under the supervision and approval of a faculty member.

  • Directed Research  

    LAW 781 - 1-3 credits
    Students research and write about a legal topic of their choice under the guidance and supervision of a faculty member who has approved their choice of topic. Students further their knowledge of the area, as well as their legal research and writing skills.

  • Disability Law  

    LAW 617 - 3 credits
    This course examines the law of disability discrimination, focusing on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other federal and state statutes, case law, and regulations governing the civil rights of persons with disabilities with respect to education, employment, public accommodations, and housing.

  • Domestic Violence and the Law  

    Law 666 - 3 credits
    This course examines violence against women and others in intimate relationships and the ways in which the law impacts and is impacted by domestic violence. Explores the history and social context of domestic violence and the dynamics and dimensions of abusive relationships.

  • Economics and the Law  

    LAW 723 - 3 credits
    Application of economic analysis to the topics confronted in litigation. Topics include: microeconomic theory, property rights, contracts, torts, discrimination, eminent domain, copyrights, patents, antitrust and criminal law. Prerequisites: ECO 302 or MBA 710, or consent of instructor

  • Education Clinic  

    LAW 769 - 3 credits
    Students will represent children and their adult educational decision makers in educational matters in administrative foray including informal and formal hearings within the Clark County and State of Nevada school systems and possibly in state and federal court. Students, teamed with professionals from other disciplines including education, social work and psychology, will also work on educational policy and advocacy.

  • Education Reform: Policy, Advocacy & the Making of Law  

    LAW 683 - 2-3 credits
    This course will review the pros and cons of major issues in education reform, such as closing the achievement gap, evaluation of teachers and principals, public school financing, charter schools, disproportionality in school discipline, supplemental support for kids who live in poverty and English language learners.

  • Employment Discrimination Law  

    LAW 618 - 3 credits
    This course examines the law of employment discrimination, focusing on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and other federal and state statutes, case law, and regulations protecting the civil rights of employees and job applicants.

  • Employment Law  

    LAW 619 - 3 credits
    This course surveys the law of employment relations focusing on common law exceptions to the employment-at-will doctrine through public policy, individual contracts, handbooks, and tort doctrine. The course examines just cause provisions of the Model Termination Act, analyzes common law and statutory protections afforded to employee speech and employee privacy, and examines federal wages and hours legislation.

  • Entertainment Law  

    LAW 641 - 3 credits
    This course surveys a wide range of legal issues pertinent to live and recorded entertainment, including intellectual property rights, contract formation and breach, regulatory schemes, labor issues, and First Amendment considerations. Prerequisite: LAW 629 Intellectual Property II.

  • Environmental Quality Law  

    LAW 651 - 3 credits
    This course provides an overview of the law and policy of environmental quality and pollution control. The course addresses the origins and development of modern statutory environmental law as it relates to the various media: air, water and soil.

  • Evidence  

    LAW 606 - 3 credits
    This course focuses on the Federal Rules of Evidence and the issues that arise out of their use and provides an understanding of the rules including both their theoretical basis and how they function in the courtroom. This course addresses preparation and presentation of various kinds of evidence, including proof of writings, qualifications and examination of witnesses, privilege, opinion testimony, demonstrative, experimental, scientific evidence, determination of relevancy, and application of the hearsay rule.

  • Family Justice Clinic  

    LAW 770 - 6 credits
    (Special application required)
    Students enrolled in the Family Justice Clinic represent clients in family court cases including custody/visitation, adoption, guardianships, and other family matters. Cases may involve contested trials, negotiations, administrative advocacy, and work on cutting edge legal and policy issues. This clinic explores the role of families in society, the strengths and weaknesses of state intervention into families, and the meaning of access to justice for children and parents. Students participate in a twice-weekly seminar and are expected to devote an average of three hours per credit hour each week to clinic activity.

  • Family Law  

    LAW 607 - 3 credits
    Basic family law course which covers the legal construction of the family, the relationship between the state and the family, marriage, divorce, custody, and adoption.

  • Federal Courts  

    LAW 634 - 3 credits
    This course examines federal jurisdiction and the law of federal-state relations. Specific topics covered are the federal judicial powers, congressional allocation of jurisdiction, choice of law, district court jurisdiction, appellate review, civil judicial reform, 42 USC Section 1983, Implied Right of Action, 11th Amendment, and federal habeas corpus.

  • Federal Income Tax  

    LAW 603 - 3 credits
    Overview of the code provisions governing the taxation of individual income and the basic concepts and legal doctrines which courts employ in implementing those provisions.

  • Federal Indian Law  

    LAW 625 - 3 credits
    This course provides an overview of the law governing the relationship between Indian nations and the federal government. It covers jurisdictional conflicts among sovereign governments that define the field; the bases of tribal sovereignty; the structure and history of the federal-tribal relationship; and the unique principles governing Indian Law cases.

  • First Amendment Rights  

    LAW 659- 2-3 credits
    Explores in depth critical First Amendment FreedomsラFreedom of Expression and Association, Freedom of Press and Media, and Freedom of Religion. Prerequisites: Law 517

  • Gaming Law  

    LAW 622 - 3 credits
    A study of the law relating to gaming activities with an emphasis on the laws, policies, and procedures that have developed through court decisions and the regulatory activities of administrative agencies.

  • Gaming Law Journal 

    LAW 761 - 1-3 credits
    Academic credit for successful completion of work by a member of the Gaming Law Journal. Notes: May be repeated to maximum of 6 credits. Grading: S/F grading only. Prerequisites: Graduate standing

  • Gaming Policy Law Seminar  

    LAW 725 - 1-3 credits
    Students study gaming law policy and sophisticated legal issues surrounding gaming law and regulation, primarily through case studies. Focus is on legislation and administrative action as well as litigation.
    Prerequisite: LAW 622 Gaming Law.

  • Government & Public Interest Externship  

    LAW 773 - 4-7 credits
    Students who participate in this externship learn about the work of lawyers in various government and public interest law offices. Prerequisite: For most placements, completion of 45 credits, including Law 613 Professional Responsibility. Many placements also require that students have taken Evidence and prefer that students have taken Criminal Procedure-Investigation. Special application required.

  • Health Care Liability and Quality Regulation  

    Law 648 - 3 credits
    This course explores ways in which the law promotes the quality of health care through licensing, certification, and accreditation of health care professionals and institutions and also addresses liability issues in the health care context.

  • Health Care Organization and Finance  

    Law 665 - 3 credits
    This course explores laws and legal issues relating to the organization and operation of health care enterprises and the financing of health care services. Prior or concurrent enrollment in LAW 626 desirable but not required.

  • HIPAA Privacy Law  

    Law 684 - 3 credits
    The objectives of this course include learning how to identify, understand, and/or apply, as appropriate, the individuals and entities that fall within the HIPAA Privacy Rule's definition of covered entities; the definition of protected health information; methods for de-identifying health information.

  • Immigration Clinic  

    LAW 775 - 1-6 credits
    Under direct supervision of the professor, students represent clients in judicial and administrative proceedings involving immigration and related and naturalization law, lawyering and professionalism. Students must be eligible to represent clients under the applicable student practice rules.
    Prerequisite: LAW 658 Immigration Law.

  • Immigration Law  

    LAW 658 - 3 credits
    This course covers legal issues and policies pertaining to non-citizens of the United States, including the regulation of admission, exclusion, and deportation of immigrants seeking to enter the United States. The course will also examine the rights of non-citizens who are in U.S. territory in the areas of health, education, and labor. These topics will be covered from various perspectives, including constitutional law, international human rights, comparative law, ethics and morality, and history.

  • Insurance Law  

    LAW 608 - 3 credits
    Overview of the theory and operation of insurance, including the marketing, underwriting, and claims processes. The major forms of insurance will be surveyed while the primary focus will be on issues of insurance policy construction and judicial resolution of recurring coverage issues.

  • Intellectual Property Licensing Practicum  

    LAW 676 - 3 credits
    Covers the fundamentals of intellectual property licensing agreements with emphasis on drafting techniques for licenses involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, databases, and/ or trade secrets. This course satisfies the third semester Lawyering Process requirement. Prerequisites: LAW 505 Lawyering Process I and LAW 515 Lawyering Process II, and either LAW 621 Patents, Trademarks, & Trade Secrets or LAW 629 Copyright.

  • International Business Transactions  

    LAW 672 - 3 credits
    The course explores a wide range of legal problems involving international trade, licensing, and investment issues.

  • International Commercial Arbitration  

    LAW 722 - 2 credits
    The general purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the fundamentals of international commercial arbitration. The course covers aspects of commercial arbitration such as: introduction and overview, drafting an effective international arbitration clause, the selection of arbitrators, and their role, the proceedings before the arbitrators and enforcement and challenge of arbitral awards.

  • International Human Rights Law  

    LAW 727 - 2-3 credits
    This seminar studies the norms, procedures, and actors of international human rights, and emphasizes the role of the United States in international human rights and the significance of international human rights in U.S. domestic law.

  • International Intellectual Property  

    LAW 680 - 3 credits
    This course covers the principles, treaties and mechanisms that regulate intellectual property at the international level (particularly copyright, patents, trademarks and internet domain names) and surveys the differences in the intellectual property laws of various countries.
    This course is one of the courses that qualifies as a prerequisite for the Advanced Intellectual Property Seminar.

  • Judicial Externship  

    LAW 751 - 4-7 credits
    Externs explore the work of trial and appellate courts and administrative hearing offices by working in judicial chambers in federal and state courts and state agencies. Special application required.
    Prerequisite: Completion of all first year courses.

  • Judicial Writing  

    LAW 671 - 3 credits
    Introduction to style and form of judicial writing. Researching and writing on problems typically handled by trial or appellate courts. Exploration of the roles of courts in America’s law and society, the internal workings of courts, and the roles and ethical obligations of various court staff.
    Prerequisite: LAW 505, LAW 515; majors only; consent of instructor.

  • Labor Law  

    LAW 640 - 3 credits
    This course will explore the employer/employee/union relationship, its historical and economic developments, and its modern statutory framework.

  • Law and Religion  

    LAW 685 - 2-3 credits
    This course will focus on the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment.

  • Law Journal  

    LAW 760 - 1-3 credits
    Academic credit for successful completion of work by a member of the Nevada Law Journal.

  • Law Practice Management  

    LAW 724 - 1-3 credits
    Study how to maintain law practice for clients, including not only law office management but also issues of handling client funds, legal ethics, and economics of successful law practice.:

  • Legal Drafting: Special Topics  

    LAW 669 - 3 credits
    Students will draft legal documents such as contracts, leases, will, by-laws, and employment agreements and learn the importance of determining the client's objectives, researching the relevant law, organizing the document effectively, and drafting with accuracy, clarity, brevity, and appropriate tone. The emphasis of the course and the types of assignments will vary depending on the professor who is teaching each semester. This course satisfies the 3rd semester Lawyering Process requirement.
    Prerequisites: Law 505 Lawyering Process I & Law 515 Lawyering Process II.

  • Legislation and Statutory Interpretation  

    LAW 643 - 3 credits
    This course will explore some of the various procedural, constitutional, and jurisprudential issues raised by a study of the unique role that the state and federal legislatures play in our constitutional order.

  • Legislative Externship  

    LAW 752 - 7-12 credits
    Students learn about the state legislative process by working in offices of various participants – the Legislative Counsel Bureau, lobbying or government affairs organizations, and the offices of individual or groups of legislators. Students enrolled in this course are required to be in Carson City during the legislative session and are eligible for stipends to reimburse them for expenses related to their participation in the externship. Special application required.
    Prerequisite: Completion of all first-year courses; Law 643 Legislation and Statutory Interpretation, or permission of instructor.

  • Mediation  

    LAW 715 - 6 credits
    Students will study theories of conflict, negotiation and mediation. They will be exposed to many different models of mediation and learn to choose the interventions and techniques appropriate for different settings. Students receive practical and theoretical training in mediation theory and apply what they learn by mediating live cases in their weekly 4-hour placement in a variety of community venues.

  • Mediation Clinic  

    Law 772 - 6 credits
    Students will study theories of conflict, negotiation and mediation. They will be exposed to many different models of mediation and learn to choose the interventions and techniques appropriate for different settings. Students receive practical and theoretical training in mediation theory and apply what they learn by mediating live cases in their weekly 4-hour placement in a variety of community venues.

  • Negotiation   

    LAW 719 - 3 credits
    This course examines the theory, practice, and public policy of negotiation. Focusing particularly on issues of relevance to attorneys representing clients in negotiation, the course includes numerous simulations.

  • Patents, Trademarks and Trade Secrets  

    LAW 621 - 3 credits
    This course explores federal and state laws pertaining to patents, trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition, “cyber squatting,” and idea protection.

  • Pretrial Litigation  

    LAW 627 - 3 credits
    A hands-on experience of the pretrial litigation process in the federal court system. Students act as lawyers in a simulated civil case, interviewing and counseling clients, conducting legal research, drafting pleadings, and engaging in discovery practice, settlement negotiations, and pre-trial motion practice.

  • Privacy and Drones  

    LAW 732 - 3 credits
    This course examines the legal issues posed by unmanned aerial systems, better known as drones. Topics include the torts for invasion of privacy, Fourth Amendment limits on government surveillance, the First Amendment right to gather information, intellectual property, trespass, product liability, and national security

  • Products Liability  

    LAW 611 - 3 credits
    This course analyzes the substantive law, underlying theory and policy, and practice of products liability-liability for injuries by defective consumer products.

  • Psychology and Lawyering  

    LAW 688 - 3 credits
    The course will introduce students to concepts in cognitive and social psychology such as memory, perception, judgment, & persuasion and then apply these concepts to basic lawyering tasks such as interviewing, counseling, negotiation, mediation, discovery, and writing. It will also examine what psychology can teach us about attorney ethics, success and happiness.

  • Public Lands and Natural Resources Field Seminar  

    Law 776 - 2 credits (special permission required by instructor)
    This advanced course will focus on the application of law and science to a variety of natural resource issues on public lands in our desert region. An essential aspect of the course will be a six-day field trip to the Kaibab Plateau, near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. On each of the five days during the trip, students visit areas on public land where significant legal issues have arisen concerning the management of natural resources, including old growth forests, rangelands, the Colorado River, and critical endangered species habitat. At each location, students discuss resource management and legal issues with federal/state land managers and, in some cases, representatives of the environmentalist community and resource industries.
    In addition to the field component, BSL students will meet for three two-hour sessions in Las Vegas to discuss the reading materials for the trip, and students will be required to complete a substantial paper before the end of the summer term. Students should normally have taken either Public Land and Natural Resources Law, Water Law, or Environmental Law, but applications from other students will also be considered.

  • Public Lands and Natural Resources Law  

    LAW 654 - 3 credits
    This course provides an introduction to federal public lands and natural resources law. Focusing on the laws and legal systems that govern the classification and use of the federally-owned lands constituting a third of America and the vast majority of the West, the course examines the major resource areas, including: minerals, timber, range, wildlife, recreation, wilderness, and cultural resources. Importantly, the course explores the interplay between environmental, economic, cultural, social and political factors in managing our national parks, forest, and the public domain.

  • Real Estate Finance  

    LAW 614 - 3 credits
    Mortgages, deeds of trust, installment land contracts, construction financing, mechanics' liens, effect of CERCLA on lenders, sale and leaseback financing, ground lease financing, shopping center leases, and condominiums.

  • Remedies  

    LAW 631 - 3 credits
    This course will explore what lawyers and courts do to help someone who has been, or is about to be, wronged. The course will provide an in-depth look at the four major categories of remedies: damages, coercive remedies, declaratory relief, and restitution.

  • Resort and Casino Law  

    LAW 623 - 3 credits
    This course explores the legal issues that arise from the operation of a resort hotel and casino, using Nevada companies as typical examples emphasizing legal issues related to the presence of gaming in resorts. The course is designed to provide an understanding of the array of legal issues associated with the operation of a resort hotel and the laws applicable to those issues.

  • Sales and Leases  

    LAW 637 - 3 credits
    This course examines the laws governing sales and leases of goods, including Articles 1, 2 and 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code, the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, and the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.

  • Secured Transactions  

    LAW 615 - 3 credits
    Covers Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code with respect to taking security interests in personal property. Emphasis on interplay with real property security and bankruptcy, problem solving, and ethical issues.

  • Society of Advocates  

    LAW 716 1-3 credits
    Students participate in forensic competitions, such as moot court and trial practice, involving legal research and analysis and brief writing as well as oral arguments or other advanced lawyering tasks.

  • Special Topics in Law  

    LAW 790 - 2-4 credits
    This course involves the study of a specialized topic in law that is not covered elsewhere in the law school curriculum. The particular topic will be announced during registration for the semester in which the course is offered. Topics that have been offered are: ADR in the Workplace, Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar, A Business Venture’s Life Cycle, Dealing with Difficult Clients, Divorce Mediation, Elder Law, Energy Law, International Business Ethics, Law and Leadership, Lawyering & Psychology, Law and Religion, National Security Law, Not for Profit Organizations, Settling Legal Disputes, Negotiation and Mediation Advocacy, and Voting Rights.

  • Taxation of Business Entities  

    LAW 649 - 3 credits
    This course surveys federal income taxation of business entities and their owners, including corporations and partnerships. Prerequisite: LAW 603 Federal Income Tax.

  • Trial Advocacy  

    LAW 712 - 3 credits
    Students design, execute, and practice the lawyering tasks specifically associated with actual courtroom trials, including opening statements, direct examination, cross-examination, evidentiary objections, and closing arguments. Students perform these tasks in the context of hypothetical cases.
    Prerequisite: Must have completed LAW 606 Evidence.

  • U.S. Federal Gaming Law  

    Law 678 - 3 credits
    This course will provide basic information about federal gambling law, including laws concerning Native American casinos, interstate wagering, international wagering, transportation of wagering devices and online wagering.

  • Water Law  

    LAW 620 - 3 credits
    Acquisition and exercise of private rights in water, public rights and environmental protection, water distribution organizations, interstate water allocation, and federal-state relations in water resource management.

  • Wills, Trusts and Estates  

    LAW 632 - 3 credits
    This course examines intestate succession, family protection, execution of wills, will contests, will substitutes, creation of trusts, modification and termination of trusts, and administration of estates and trusts.