Curriculum

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Western New England University School of Law provides its students with a broad-based legal education. While the School does not offer formal concentrations in specialty areas, we do recognize that many students come to law school with strong interest in a particular area of law. You can satisfy your interest by taking a sequence of courses related to the area of practice. To help you plan your studies, we have compiled a partial list of sample curricula consisting of classes, seminars, clinics, externships, and moot court opportunities that would support some areas of interest. Because the law is often referred to as a “seamless web,” some courses are listed under more than one heading.

 

Commercial and Consumer Law
Basic Courses
Contracts
Sales
Secured Transactions

Advanced Courses
Accounting for Lawyers
Antitrust Law
Bankruptcy
Consumer Protection
Drafting Business Contracts

Insurance Law
International Business Transactions
Land Finance and Transfer
Landlord and Tenant
Payment Systems
Regulation of Financial Services

Seminars, Clinics, etc.
Clinical Externship
Consumer Protection Clinic
Negotiation, Mediation and
Arbitration
Negotiation: Strategies and Practice
Small Business Clinic

Constitutional Law
Basic Courses
Constitutional Law
First Amendment Rights

Advanced Courses
American Legal History
Constitutional History
Federal Courts and Jurisdiction
Immigration Law
Internet Law
Law and Education
Law and Terrorism
Legislative Drafting
Religion and the Constitution
Sports, Law, and Culture

Seminars, Clinics, etc.
Civil Rights: Section 1983
Comparative Constitutional Law
First Amendment Moot Court
Frederick Douglass Moot Court
Legal Services Clinic
Legislation
Sexual Orientation and the Law
The Supreme Court

Corporate Law
Basic Courses
Business Organizations

Advanced Courses
Accounting for Lawyers
Antitrust
Business and Estate Planning
Copyright Law
Corporate Finance
Corporate Tax
Employment Law
Franchise Law
Insurance Law
Intellectual Property Planning and Practice
International Business Transactions
Internet Law
Mergers ans Acquisitions
Non-Profit Law
Patent Law
Securities Regulation
Sports Law
Trademark Law
White Collar Crime

Seminars, Clinic, etc.
Small Business Clinic
Corporate Social Responsibility

Criminal Law and Procedure
Basic Courses
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure:Investigation
Evidence

Advanced Courses
Advanced Legal Research and Writing
Criminal Procedure: Adjudication
Electronic Discovery
Federal Criminal Law
Forensic Evidence
International Criminal Justice
Juvenile Justice
Post-Conviction Rights and Procedures
Representing Children
White Collar Crime


Seminars, Clinics, etc.
Appellate Advocacy
Civil Rights
Clinical Externship
Criminal Procedure Simulation
Criminal Law Clinic
Litigation in the Pretrial Phase
Scientific Evidence
Trial Methods

Educational Law
Basic Courses
Constitutional Law
First Amendment Rights
Law and Education

Advanced Courses
Administrative Law
Internet Law
Local Government Law
Religion and the Constitution
State and Local Taxation

Seminars, Clinics, etc.
The Supreme Court
Clinical Externship

Environmental Law
Basic Courses
Environmental Law: Pollution Control
Property
Torts

Advanced Courses
International Environmental Law
Land Use Controls
Land Use Planning
Regulation of Toxic Substances

Seminars, Clinics, etc.
Clinical Externship
Environmental Law: Ecosystem Governance

Family Law
Basic Courses
Family Law

Advanced Courses
Elder Law
Juvenile Justice
Law and Education
Poverty Law
Representing Children
Trusts and Estates

Seminars, Clinics, etc.
Clinical Externships: Public Interest

Government and Legislative Affairs
Basic Courses
Administrative Law
Constitutional Law

Advanced Courses
American Legal History
Constitutional History
Federal Courts and Jurisdiction
First Amendment Rights
Government Provision of Health Care
Immigration Law
International Law
Legislation
Local Government Law
Poverty Law
Public Policy and Administration
Religion and the Constitution
State and Local Taxation

Seminars, Clinics, etc.
Civil Rights
Clinical Externship: Judicial
Clinical Externship: Public Interest
First Amendment Moot Court
International Human Rights
Law and Terrorism
Legal Services Clinic
Legislative Drafting
National Moot Court
Supreme Court

Health Law
Basic Courses
Administrative Law
Health Law: Physician-Patient Relationship

Advanced Courses
Bioethics
Elder Law
Government Provision of Health Care
Insurance Law
Food and Drug Law
Law of Health Care
Entities
Medical Malpractice
Public Health Law

Seminars, Clinics, etc.
Clinical Externships: Public Interest

Genetics and the Law

Intellectual Property
Basic Courses
Contracts
Copyright
Property
Trademark Law

Advanced Courses
American Professional Sports Law
Food and Drug Law
Franchise Law
Intellectual Property Planning and Practice
Internet Law
Law and Biotechnology
Media Law
Patent Law
Sales
Secured Transactions
Software Law

Seminars, Clinics, etc.
Small Business Clinic

International Law
Basic Courses
International Law

Advanced Courses
European Union Law
Immigration Law
International Business Transactions
International Criminal Justice
International Environmental Law
Islamic Law and Jurisprudence
Law and Terrorism

Seminars, Clinics, etc.
Comparative Constitutional Law
International Human Rights
Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Jurisprudence/Perspectives on Law
Basic Courses
Administrative Law
Constitutional History
International Law

Advanced Courses
American Legal History
Bioethics Law and Terrorism
Critical Race Theory
Islamic Law and Jurisprudence
Law and Terrorism
Public Policy and Administration
Race and the Law
Sports, Law, and Culture

Seminars, Clinics, etc.
American Legal History
Jurisprudence
Sexual Orientation and the Law

Labor and Employment Law
Basic Courses
Contracts
Labor Law

Advanced Courses
Employee Benefits
Employment Discrimination
Employment Law
Public Sector Labor Law
Workers’ Compensation

Seminars, Clinics, etc.
Clinical Externship
Labor Law Arbitration
Federal Litigation: Pension Rights

Public Interest Law
Basic Courses
Administrative Law
Constitutional Law

Advanced Courses
Advanced Research and Writing
Comparative Contitutional Law
Consumer Protection
Elder Law
Employment Discrimination
Family Law
Federal Courts and Jurisdiction
First Amendment Rights
Immigration Law
International Law
Juvenile Justice
Legislation
Local Government Law
Non-Profit Law
Poverty Law
Public Policy and Administration
Representing Children
Remedies

Seminars, Clinics, etc.
Appellate Advocacy
Business Planning: Forming a Nonprofit Corporation
Civil Rights
Clinical Externship: Judicial
Clinical Externship: Public Interest
Consumer Protection Clinic
Criminal Law Clinic
First Amendment Moot Court
Frederick Douglass Moot Court
International Human Rights Law and Terrorism
Legal Services Clinic
Legislative Drafting
Litigation in the Pretrial Phase
Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration
Negotiation: Strategies and Practice
The Supreme Court

Real Estate Law
Basic Courses
Property
Torts

Advanced Courses
Conveyancing
Environmental Law: Pollution Control
Land Finance and Transfer
Land Use Controls
Land Use Planning
Landlord and Tenant
Local Government Law
Real Estate Development
Real Estate Transactions
Trusts and Estates

Seminars, Clinics, etc.
Environmental Law: Ecosystem Governance
Real Property Practice Practicum

Taxation and Estate Planning
Basic Courses
Accounting for Lawyers
Administrative Law
Income Tax I
Trusts and Estates

Advanced Courses
Business and Estate Planning
Corporate Tax
Elder Law
Estate and Gift Tax
Federal Tax Practice and Procedure
Income Tax II
Non-Profit Law
State and Local Taxation

Seminars, Clinics, etc.
ABA Tax Challenge Competition
Clinical Externship
Estate Planning
Tax Moot Court Competition

Trial Advocacy & Dispute Resolution
Basic Courses
Administrative Law
Civil Procedure
Evidence
Professional Responsibility

Advanced Courses
Advanced Civil Procedure
Advanced Torts
Conflict of Laws
Electronic Discovery
Federal Courts and Jurisdiction
Forensic Evidence
Medical Malpractice
Products Liability
Remedies
Workers Compensation

Seminars, Clinics, etc.
ABA Negotiation Moot Court Competition
Advanced Legal Research and Writing
Appellate Advocacy
Clinical Externship: Judicial
Clinical Externship: Public Interest
Criminal Law Clinic
Federal Litigation: Pension Rights
Legal Services Clinic
Litigation in the Pretrial Phase
National Trial Competition
Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration
Negotiation: Strategies and Practice Trial Methods