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Dubai Program Course Schedule

2014-2015 Course Offerings

Materials for all courses will be posted on a password-protected website to which you will be granted access once you have been enrolled in your course.

Fall 2014

Foundations of Law, 807A (2 credits), Professor Brent Domann
August –December 2014. Times: ONLINE. Weekly assignments begin week of August 25th, 2014.
This online course, specially designed for international lawyers and professionals, provides an introduction to the American Legal System and American Jurisprudence.
(Please NOTE: This class is REQUIRED for M.J. students; and is OPTIONAL for LL.M. students.)

Mediation Advocacy, 587E (2 credits)
Professor Brian Pappas
Thurs. October 9, 5:30 -9:30 p.m.; Friday, October 10 and Saturday October 11, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, October 12, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
The course will introduce the fundamental skills and dynamics of mediation, a primary Alternative Dispute Resolution process widely used in the U.S. Judicial system. The course will focus intently on ethics, including confidentiality, neutrality, and self- determination. Other topics will include culture, representation in mediation, and the interaction between formal and informal processes.

Business Enterprises (Introduction to American Business Law), 500M (2 credits)
Professor Mike Lawrence
Thurs. November 13, 5:30 -9:30 p.m.; Friday, November 14 and Saturday November 15, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, November 16, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
This course offers the fundamentals of American Business Law. Topics covered include agency principles, forms of business, corporate and capital structure, alternative dispute resolution, sales and e-commerce, product liability and consumer protection, and intellectual property.

Contracts, 530B (2 credits)
Professor Dan Barnhizer
Thurs. December 11, 5:30 -9:30 p.m.; Friday, December 12 and Saturday December 13, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, December 14, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
A study of the basic law relating to the formation of a contract. Additional topics include: the Statute of Frauds; the avoidability of contracts; performance obligations; contract breach and remedies for breach. This course will include a comparative focus.

Spring 2015

Civil Litigation for Foreign Lawyers & Professionals, 805 (2 credits)
Professor Nick Wittner
Thurs. February 5, 5:30 -9:30 p.m.; Friday, February 6 and Saturday February 7, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, February 8, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
This course explains the litigation process in the United States, and is designed to equip foreign-educated professionals with the skills needed to manage lawsuits involving individuals and companies who do business in the United States.

Common Law Reasoning and Writing, 804 (RWA-LLM) (2 credits)
Professor Sammy Mansour
Thurs. March 12, 5:30 -9:30 p.m.; Friday, March 13 and Saturday March 14, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, March 15, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
This course is designed to teach the fundamental skills necessary for legal reasoning, research, and written communication in the United States common law system.

International Corporate Governance: Agenda for the 21st Century (2 credits)
Professor Bruce Bean
Thurs. April 30, 5:30 -9:30 p.m.; Friday, May1 and Saturday May 2, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, May 3, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
This course discusses current issues in corporate governance, offering a comparative perspective of the corporate experience in the United States and other jurisdictions around the world.

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