Academics

Second Year Part-Time

Fall Semester

5501  CONSITUTIONAL LAW I

Historical and legal analysis of the basic constitutional framework of the American system of government with an emphasis on the sources and limits of federal and Supreme Court jurisdiction, allocation of powers between the federal government and states, separation of powers, congressional regulatory power under the Commerce Clause and the guarantees of individual rights.

3 credits

5400  PROPERTY I

A study of the acquisition, ownership, and transfer of property.  Topics include an analysis of ownership concepts, rights of possession, future interests, concurrent interests, landlord and tenant issues, common law principles, gifts, estates in land, licenses, easements, restrictive covenants, contracts for the sale of land, conveyancing, mortgages, recording systems and land use regulation.

3 credits

5700  TORTS I

The history and development of the legal principles underlying non-contractual civil wrongs at common law and under modern statutes are studied together with analysis of the responsibility in tort for wrongs to the person and property.  Topics include: intentional acts, liability without fault, negligence, privacy rights and harm to reputation.

3 credits

Spring Semester

5502  CONSTITUTIONAL LAW II

Historical and legal analysis of the basic constitutional framework of the American system of government with an emphasis on the sources and limits of federal and Supreme Court jurisdiction, allocation of powers between the federal government and states, separation of powers, congressional regulatory power under the Commerce Clause and the guarantees of individual rights.

3 credits

5401  PROPERTY II

A study of the acquisition, ownership, and transfer of property.  Topics include an analysis of ownership concepts, rights of possession, future interests, concurrent interests, landlord and tenant issues, common law principles, gifts, estates in land, licenses, easements, restrictive covenants, contracts for the sale of land, conveyancing, mortgages, recording systems and land use regulation.

2 credits

5701  TORTS II

The history and development of the legal principles underlying non-contractual civil wrongs at common law and under modern statutes are studied together with analysis of the responsibility in tort for wrongs to the person and property.  Topics include: intentional acts, liability without fault, negligence, privacy rights and harm to reputation.

2 credits

Summer Session

6112  CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Introduction to the basic criminal procedure from arrest through judicial review, with an emphasis on the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and their impact on the constitutional rights of the accused.

3 credits