Successful completion of this course fulfills one half of the upper-level writing requirement. [Catalog 443]This course is a basic survey of agency law doctrine and policy.Students who are taking or have already taken Advanced Legal Research or a course on legal literature taught by the School of Library and Information Science may not take this course. Agency law addresses the general circumstances by which one natural or legal person (the agent) may take action on behalf of, and with significant legal consequences for, another (the principle), and the regulation of the relationship between the principle and the agent.
Students will study standards of appellate review, review of the trial record, and appellate practice techniques.
Instruction will focus on the presentation of a simulated case to a federal or state appellate court.
The final exam in the course will consist of multiple-choice questions designed to look very much like actual Multistate Bar Examination questions.
This is a survey course that introduces students to major legal issues relating to visual art.
Specific topics to be covered include the definition of agency, and the creation of the agency relationship; capacity of persons and the nondelegable acts; ambiguous agencies; vicarious knowledge and notice (the imputed knowledge rule); vicarious tort liability (the doctrine of respondeat superior); vicarious contractual liability (actual and apparent authority); undisclosed and partially disclosed principals; ratification; rights and liabilities between the principal and the agent; rights and liabilities between the agent and third parties; and termination of the agency relationship. [Catalog 302] Agency and Partnership (2 hrs.) The first part of this course examines agency law.
Agency law is tested on the Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia and many other state bar examinations. Agency law addresses the general circumstances by which one natural or legal person (the agent) may take action on behalf of, and with significant legal consequences for, another (the principle), and the regulation of the relationship between the principle and the agent.
Advanced Issues in Corporate Law - Corporations and Human Rights (2 hrs., Rome) Throughout the world, corporations play increasingly important roles with respect to human rights.
The manner in which corporations deal with natural resources, supply chains, the environment, and a host of other issues, as well as the ways in which corporations interact with international, national, regional and local authorities, can profoundly impact human rights.
Professors will also clarify course requirements at the beginning of the semester.
For more information concerning the upper-level writing requirement, please see Academic Rule XII. [Catalog 201, 261]Advanced Criminal Procedure: Anatomy of a Homicide (3 hrs.) - PW, EL, TP This practical seminar in advanced criminal procedure will immerse students in the facts of a First Degree Pre-Meditated Murder.
The first component of the course will be devoted to the development of advanced legal research skills including planning research strategies, field research, research in public records, constitutional law research, statutes, legislative histories, tracking legislation, treaties, administrative and executive publications, agency rules, regulations and adjudications, government documents, case finding, case verification, secondary sources, looseleaf services, LEXIS, WESTLAW, Internet resources, nonlegal research, and specialized legal research.