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School of Law—Indianapolis
Academic Bulletin

School of Law—Indianapolis 
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Course Descriptions

Note: The courses listed below are current as of the time of publication. In any given year or semester, the courses scheduled in the curriculum will be selected from this list, but not all of the courses appearing here will be offered. From time to time, the faculty will offer additional courses that do not appear on this list.

The abbreviation P refers to course prerequisite(s). The abbreviation S/F refers to satisfactory/fail grading.

Required Basic-Level Courses
Required Advanced-Level Courses
Elective Advanced-Level Courses
Clinical Programs
Special Courses

Required Basic-Level Courses

Most required basic-level courses are year-long courses, in which completion of the first semester is a prerequisite to enrollment in the second. Students must complete all required basic-level courses before enrolling in advanced-level courses. When necessary to maintain part-time or full-time status, students may enroll in advanced-level courses during the same semester in which they will complete all basic-level courses. Before taking Part II of a two-part basic-level course, students must complete Part I successfully. Some elective courses have prerequisites other than basic-level courses. These are indicated in the description of the course.

Civil Procedure I and II (3-3 cr. or 2-4 cr.) DN707-DN708 introduce students to jurisdiction and venue in state and federal courts, rules governing civil litigation, judgment, and review.

Contracts I and II (3-3 cr.) DN512-DN513 introduce students to exchange relationships in contemporary American society, with some emphasis on classic contract doctrine and introduction to the Uniform Commercial Code and various other commercial legislation.

Criminal Law (3 cr.) DN533 introduces students to basic principles underlying substantive law of crimes, with special focus on definition of specific offenses and defenses.

Legal Analysis, Research, and Communication I and II (2-2 cr.) DN520-DN521 introduce students to the use of the law library, methods of legal research and analysis, various types of legal writing, and oral advocacy.

Property I and II (3-3 cr.) DN509-DN510 introduce students to possession and ownership, estates in land, co-tenancies, landlord-tenant relationships, nonpossessory interests in land, land purchase and sale transactions, and land title issues.

Torts I and II (4-2 cr.) DN541-DN542 introduce students to actions for intentional and unintentional interference with protectable interests. Strict liability and its extensions, alternatives to the torts compensation system, and the impact of insurance and legislation on the common law of torts are also considered.

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Required Advanced-Level Courses

Advanced Research and Writing Requirement (0 cr.) Each student is required to write a substantial research paper under faculty supervision. The requirement, which must be satisfied prior to graduation and after completion of the basic-level required courses, can be met in several ways: in connection with courses, seminars, law review, or independently. For details on how to satisfy the requirement, consult the current Student Handbook or the Office of the Recorder.

Constitutional Law (4 cr.) DN620 introduces students to the U.S. Constitution. Principal aspects of judicial review, separation of powers, federalism, equality, and fundamental rights will be considered.

Professional Responsibility (2 or 3 cr.) DN861 covers the history, traditions, and responsi-bilities of the legal profession as well as ethics of office practice and trial practice, admission, disbarment, and disciplinary proceedings. The number of credit hours will be announced when the course is scheduled.

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Elective Advanced-Level Courses

Students should have completed all required basic-level courses before enrolling in any of the following elective advanced-level courses; including clinics, internships, and special courses. The number of credit hours offered for courses indicating variable credit will be announced when the course is scheduled.

Accounting for Law Students (2 cr.) DN675 introduces students to basic principles and techniques of accounting for law students with little or no prior background in accounting. Selected legal problems involving the applica-tion of accounting concepts will be considered. Enrollment is limited to students with no previous credits in accounting.

Administrative Law (3 cr.) DN647 considers the role of administrative agencies in the scheme of government, constitutional limitations on agency action, and analysis of agency functions; emphasizing informal procedures and placing formal procedures of investigation, rule-making, and hearings in perspective. P: Constitutional Law or permission of instructor (DN620).

Advanced Research (1 to 4 cr.) DN661 requires the student to write an in-depth and comprehensive research paper on a current legal problem. (Approximately 25 pages, exclusive of footnotes, are required for each hour of credit.) Advanced Research may be taken in a student's last semester in law school, only if the student is taking at least one course or seminar requiring classroom attendance. Advanced Research may be taken in the fall or spring semesters only. P: Permission of instructor.

Advanced Torts (2 or 3 cr.) DN822 covers selected topics from the following types of harm to dignitary and relational interests: interference with reputation, business relationships, political relationships, family relationships, and right to privacy.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (2 or 3 cr.) DN844 explores the theories and processes of dispute resolution outside the traditional framework of state or federal court litigation. Particular emphasis will be placed on negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. Additional topics may include "mixed-alternative" processes (e.g., court-annexed arbitration, mini-trials, and private judging).

Animals and the Law (2 cr.) DN640 explores the historical and evolving legal status of non-human animals. Students will examine cases, arising in a variety of contexts, in which the resolution of the dispute depends upon policy decisions about the nature of non-human animals.

Antitrust and the Health Care Industry (2 cr.) DN866 focuses on antitrust issues that are relevant to health care providers, including such areas as hospital and physician mergers, virtual mergers and joint ventures; exclusive contracts and other medical staff exclusion issues; covenants not to compete; physician collective bargaining with, and exclusion from, managed care plans; antitrust defenses such as state action, nonprofit, learned profession, efficiencies, failing business, etc.; and federal and state health care antitrust regulatory efforts, including health care collaborative guidelines.

Antitrust Law (3 cr.) DN751 covers the law regulating private economic power and maintaining competition under the Sherman Antitrust Act and Clayton Antitrust Act; emphasizing monopolization, restraints of trade, refusals to deal, and mergers.

Appellate Practice (2 cr.) DN810 covers appellate practice, from the preservation of error at trial through review by the court of last resort. Both civil and criminal appeals processes will be discussed. The focus will be on the technical aspects of perfecting an appeal and practicing before an appellate court, but the course will also cover techniques for effective appellate advocacy. Lawyering Practice (DN701) and Trial Practice (DN718) are not prerequisites to this course.

Bioethics and Law (2 or 3 cr.) DN838 examines how the law in bioethics is shaped by the interplay of ethical principles, medical considerations, and social forces. Topics that will be covered include: the refusal of life-sustaining treatment, physician-assisted suicide, organ transplantation, abortion, the balance between individual liberty and protection of the public health, access to health care, and rationing of health care. An important theme of the course will be to consider the extent to which individuals have—and should have—control over medical decision making.

Business and Legal Aspects of Health Care Organizations (2 cr.) DN859 addresses the business and legal aspects of various health care organizations, including hospitals, nursing homes, physician-professional organizations, physician-hospital organizations, managed care organizations, and integrated delivery networks. Areas of law discussed include the corporate and tax aspects of not-for-profit organizations, antitrust law, state insurance regulation, corporate practice of medicine, Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse rules, and professional and corporate liability.

Business Associations I: Closely Held Business Organizations I (3 cr.) DN645 considers the formation, management, and control of partnerships and closely held corporations, including distribution of powers within such organizations and application to them of agency and fiduciary principles.

Business Associations II: Public Issue Corporations (2 cr.) DN646 covers the management and control of publicly held corporations, including proxy regulations, struggles for control, transactions in shares by insiders, shareholder litigation, and fundamental changes in corporate structure. Business Associations I (DN645) is not a prerequisite for this course.

Civil Rights (2 or 3 cr.) DN872 explores selected issues relating to civil rights and liberties with an emphasis on Section 1983 and related statutes. P: Constitutional Law (DN620).

Collective Bargaining and Labor Arbitration (2 cr.) DN703 includes court enforcement of collective bargaining agreements under Section 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act; and private enforcement through arbitration, including coverage of arbitration substance and procedure. Labor Law (DN651) would be helpful to a student taking this course.

Commercial Paper (2 or 3 cr.) DN617 considers the creation and transfer of negotiable instruments, liability of parties thereon, bank-collection system, electronic funds transfers, and payment by credit card; with an emphasis on Articles 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code and applicable federal statutes and regulations.

Comparative Law (3 cr.) DN821 compares and contrasts different legal systems, including those of France, India, Turkey, and Germany. Class discussion focuses on these countries and how new legal systems are born, evolve, and die. In addition, the course covers dispute-resolution practices in a number of different legal systems and addresses social theories of law that underlie different legal systems and cultures.

Complex Litigation (2 cr.) DN823 provides an opportunity to study advanced and special-ized problems of Civil Procedure in the context of multiparty, multiforum litigation in federal courts. Topics include inter alia, the nature of complex litigation, disposition of duplicative or related litigation, class actions, judicial control of litigation, res judicata and collateral estoppel, and variations on traditional litigation models in complex cases.

Conflict of Laws (2 cr.) DN804 considers the issues that arise when the significant facts of a case have contacts with more than one jurisdiction, including recognition and effect of foreign judgments, choice of law, and jurisdiction of courts.

Consumer Law (2 cr.) DN799 addresses consumer rights and remedies under common law and under federal and state statutes, with particular emphasis on the federal Truth-In-Lending Act and Uniform Consumer Credit Code.

Copyright Law (3 cr.) DN626 considers the principles of copyright law, with attention to its historical development and future adaptability to technological developments and new circumstances, foundations for securing copyright privileges and allowing fair use of existing works, and comparisons to other legal protections of intellectual property.

Corporate Finance (3 cr.) DN782 covers the financial aspects of the modern corporation, and the integration of modern finance theory and legal materials in evaluating judicial and legislative responses to issues of finance. Corporate acquisitions may be emphasized. Prior training in economics or business finance is not assumed. P: Business Associations I or II (DN645 or DN646).

Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy (2 cr.) DN846 considers various means of reorganization through out-of-court trust agreements, extensions, compositions, and Chapter 11 reorganizations. There is a major focus on Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code; and concepts of the filing requirements, cash collateral, adequate protection, disclosure statement, plan, confirmation, and consummation. The course also includes a brief overview of Chapters 7, 12, and 13 of the code. P: Debtor-Creditor Relations (DN619), or permission of instructor.

Criminal Procedure I (3 cr.) DN702 covers the pretrial criminal process from arrest to charging decision, with emphasis on constitutional criminal procedure, criminal investigation, and criminal evidence. Arrests, searches and seizures, interrogations and confessions, lineups and identification evidence, preliminary hearings, grand jury proceedings, and indictments and informations are considered.

Criminal Procedure II (3 cr.) DN704 covers the criminal trial process and post-trial proceedings, including pretrial motions, discovery, guilty pleas, jury selection, trials, sentencing, appeals, and post-conviction relief procedures. Criminal Procedure I (DN702) is not a prerequisite for Criminal Procedure II.

The Law of the Death Penalty (3 cr.) DN733 explores the historical, moral, and philosophical underpinnings of the death penalty in the United States and Indiana. It also explores modern capital litigation, focusing upon state, federal, and U.S. Supreme Court decisions outlining the parameters of death penalty trials and appeals, and the post-conviction process. The course concentrates upon the role of both prosecutor and defense counsel. Participants will consider the roles of politics, poverty, and race.

Debtor-Creditor Relations (3 cr.) DN619 addresses debtor-creditor relations under state law, including involuntary debt collection; and under the federal bankruptcy law, including voluntary and involuntary bankruptcy.

Discrimination in Employment (2 or 3 cr.) DN653 considers federal and state statutes and regulations relating to discrimination on the basis of race, sex, and other factors with respect to terms and conditions of employment by either employers or unions.

Employment Law (3 cr.) DN672 is a study of the historical development of employment law from the early nineteenth century to the early twentieth century. Topics include establishing employment and its terms; employers' obligation to employees; termination of the employee relationship; protecting employees' reputations, privacy, and dignity; and pro-tecting employees' physical integrity through the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Environmental and Toxic Tort Law (2 or 3 cr.) DN611 covers tort actions used to provide redress for injury caused by toxic substances and dangerous environmental conditions. Topics may include trespass, nuisance, strict liability for abnormally dangerous activities, product liability, federal preemption, and special problems in causation.

Environmental Law (3 or 4 cr.) DN891 will introduce students to many of the major concepts and statutes in federal environmental law. Laws covered may include the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, CERCLA/Superfund, and the Solid Waste Disposal Act/RCRA. Additional topics may include cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment, ecosystem services and valuing the environment, and statutory interpretation.

ERISA Retirement Plans: Formation and Structure (2 cr.) DN656 focuses on the formation and structure of qualified retirement plans, such as defined benefit pension plans and 401(k) defined contribution plans. The course looks at the technical requirements under the Internal Revenue Code, as well as plan design issues. The course also reviews ongoing reporting and disclosure compliance issues imposed under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code.

Evidence (4 cr.) DN632 covers the law governing proof at trial of disputed issues of fact, burden of proof, presumptions and judicial notice, examination, impeachment, competency, privileges of witnesses, the hearsay rule and its exceptions, and the functions of judge and jury.

Family Law I (3 cr.) DN610 addresses state regulation of family relationships, marriage, divorce, interstate recognition of divorce decrees, property division upon divorce, and modification and enforcement of custody and support orders.

Family Law II (2 or 3 cr.) DN612 is a study of issues surrounding the termination of parental rights, adoption, paternity, the definition of "family" in light of alternative methods of reproduction; and the responsibilities of the parent and the power of the state in the care, supervision, and education of children. Family Law I (DN610) is not a prerequisite for Family Law II.

Federal Jurisdiction (3 cr.) DN848 covers congressional and judicial efforts to allocate jurisdiction between federal and state courts or administrative agencies and the resulting tensions arising from separation-of-powers and federalism concerns. Topics may include federal question and diversity jurisdiction, removal of cases to federal court, the Erie doctrine, federal common law, state sovereign immunity, various abstention doctrines, and federal habeas corpus relief.

Federal Telecommunications Law (3 cr.) DN790 is a survey of legal issues regarding the Federal Communication Commission's regulation of the telecommunications industry, including broadcasters, cablecasters, and providers of various forms of telephony. The course provides a basic foundation in both administrative law and federal communications law.

Financing and Regulating Health Care (2 or 3 cr.) DN845 covers selected legal issues in financing and regulation of the American health care system. The course emphasizes chief policy issues facing the American health care system today—cost, access, and equality of health care services for all Americans.

Food and Drug Law (2 cr.) DN888 surveys statutes and regulations dealing with the production, distribution, and sale of food, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices. The course focuses primarily on substantive and procedural requirements of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Freedom of Speech, Press, and Religion (3 cr.) DN622 is an in-depth study of the limitations that the First Amendment places upon the power of government to regulate speech, the press, and religion. P: Constitutional Law (DN620).

The Law of Hazardous Waste Regulation (2 cr.) DN665 focuses on two complementary federal statutes: the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). CERCLA is a law designed to remediate contamination from hazardous waste disposals that endanger public health and the environment. RCRA is a regulatory program designed to prevent such endangerment in the first place. In reviewing these statutes, students also will consider the role of common law tort actions in compensating those who have been harmed by hazardous waste.

Homelessness and the Law (2 or 3 cr.) DN772 considers the causes of and cures for homelessness, principally in the United States but with some attention to homelessness in other countries. The course will review whether and to what extent the explosion of homelessness since 1980 has been caused by inadequate housing subsidies; deindustrialization and job loss; inadequate benefits for veterans, children, seniors, and others; racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination and segregation; deinstitutionalization; domestic violence; and other issues. It will pay particular attention to the roles of direct action, litigation, and political activity in ameliorating and ending homelessness.

Housing and Community Development Law (3 cr.) DN760 addresses housing problems in the United States, including the issue of homelessness. The focus is on government housing and development programs and their role in ameliorating or exacerbating inadequacies of supply, substandard conditions, oppressive practices, economic and racial separation, and the widespread homelessness introduced to the United States in the early 1980s. The course addresses issues of administrative and constitutional law in the context of these programs.

Housing Discrimination and Segregation (3 cr.) DN743 covers legal and other aspects of discrimination and segregation in all sectors of the housing industry (sales, rentals, financing, zoning, land use, and insurance). The course includes the study of public and private housing, with reference to federal and state constitutional and statutory law.

Immigration Law and Procedure (2 or 3 cr.) DN709 covers citizenship, acquisition, and maintenance of major immigrant and nonimmigrant classifications, along with admission into and exclusion or deportation from the United States. Topics addressed include the structure and procedures of the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Income Taxation of Individuals, Fiduciaries, and Business Associations (4 cr.) DN648 addresses basic problems of income taxation of individuals, trusts, estates, partnerships, and corporations. Topics covered include gross income, deductions, tax computations, rates, credits, accounting methods, accounting periods, as well as practice before the Treasury Department, federal courts, and tax court. The course emphasizes statutory and policy interpretation, using problems extensively.

Insurance Law (2 cr.) DN851 covers contract, indemnity, persons and interests protected, risks transferred, disposition of claims, liability claims, and defense and settlement.

Intellectual Property (2 or 3 cr.) DN862 surveys the legal principles and management of intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents.

International Civil Litigation (3 cr.) DN759 addresses procedural issues arising in international civil litigation, including judicial jurisdiction, legislative jurisdiction, service of process abroad, forum selection, taking evidence abroad, foreign sovereign immunity, and subject matter jurisdiction, as well as the recognition and enforcement of foreign nation judgments.

International Criminal Law (3 cr.) DN713 covers the application of domestic and international law to questions of jurisdiction over international criminal activities, granting of amnesty to persons responsible for international crimes, international cooperation in criminal matters, substantive international law as contained in multilateral treaties concerning war crimes and terrorism, and the permanent International Criminal Court.

International Environmental Law (2 cr.) DN754 addresses international law and policy concerning transboundary pollution and global warming, destruction of the earth's ozone layer, and tropical forest conservation.

International Human Rights Law (3 cr.) DN813 considers selected problems in international human rights law, including problems related to U.S. law and practice. The course focuses on the growing role of human rights in international relations, emphasizing the United Nations system for the promotion and protection of human rights as well as the regional systems in Africa, the Americas, and Europe.

International Law (3 cr.) DN818 introduces basic concepts and principles such as sources of public international law, the law of treaties and international agreements, states and recognition, state liability and human rights, and jurisdiction and immunities from jurisdiction. The course also covers act of state doctrine, law of the sea, and resolution of transnational disputes through national and international courts, arbitration tribunals, the United Nations, and diplomatic exchanges. Course topics include terrorism and hostage-taking, U.S. executive-legislative conflict in the conduct of foreign relations, suits by and against foreign states, worldwide improvement of civil and political rights, extraction of seabed resources, and prohibition of the use of force in international relations.

International Trade Law (2 cr.) DN857 addresses theory and practice of international business law issues likely to be encountered by attorneys representing clients engaged in international operations. Topics include foreign investment by U.S. companies, foreign investment in the U.S., international joint ventures, licenses, exporting of goods, international marketing, U.S. trade controls, customs, antidumping, and international antitrust.

Interviewing and Counseling (2 cr., S/F grading) DN606 covers interviewing and counseling in the context of legal representation. The course addresses theories and techniques used in interviewing and counseling, utilizing simulation exercises and supervised interviews of applicants for legal services.

Jurisprudence (2 cr.) DN849 introduces American or world legal theories and movements. The focus is on philosophical aspects of legal arguments and development of basic insights into law and legal processes. This course may, at the option of the instructor, be offered as a seminar.

Juvenile Law (2 cr.) DN842 addresses the administration of juvenile justice, juvenile court system, juvenile delinquency and dependent and neglected children, along with the role of juvenile court personnel and agencies related to the juvenile justice system.

Labor Law (4 cr.) DN651 covers the National Labor Relations Act as administered by the National Labor Relations Board, including employer and union unfair labor practice provisions and board practice under the act in conducting elections to determine a union's representative status.

Land Use (2 or 3 cr.) DN740 covers theoretical and practical problems of private and public controls on use, development, and distribution of land, nuisance, planning and subdivision controls, zoning, building codes, and environmental and aesthetic regulations.

Law and Economics (2 cr.) DN624 introduces basic economic theory and philosophy relevant to legal problems in property, torts, contract damages, civil and criminal procedure, taxation, and civil rights, among others. No prior background in economics is required.

Law and Poverty (2 cr.) DN875 addresses law and policy pertaining to federal and state social welfare systems designed to meet basic needs of the poor, such as cash assistance, disability insurance, housing, and health care. The course emphasizes legal aspects of social problems of the poor, such as discrimination on the basis of race, sex, and handicap.

Law and Public Health (2 cr.) DN761 covers the law governing the practice of public health by state, local, and federal agencies, as well as health care professionals and institutions. Topics addressed include legal mandates on public health agencies, physicians, and other health practitioners regarding testing, reporting, and contact tracing with respect to specific diseases, as well as laws for the imposition of quarantine, civil commitment, and mandatory treatment. Also covered are public health aspects of the regulation of health care institutions, legal issues associated with risk assessment and cost benefit analysis, along with the environment.

The Law of Corrections and Prisoners' Rights (2 or 3 cr.) DN737 explores the history of and rationales for incarceration, the social and political contexts that shape the law of corrections, the rights of prisoners in the complex web of correctional institutions, the potential for treating and rehabilitating offenders, and special problems for lawyers who represent prisoners. P: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Criminal Law (DN533).

Law and Social Change (2 or 3 cr.) DN867 considers the relationships between law and the processes of social change. When first offered, its subject will be Law, Lawyers, and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968, focusing on the invalidation of de jure segregation and other dramatic changes in the law in the 14 years between Brown v. Board of Education and the year in which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. The first and last classes will consider events that preceded and succeeded that period of time. The course will consider doctrinal changes established by the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress, with an emphasis on how such dramatic changes are made. It also will address the roles played by lay persons and groups seeking to enforce and challenge laws, as well as by lawyers, legal organizations, and judges. It will assess goals that were not achieved—the failures as well as the successes of this social justice movement. In various years, the course will consider the relationships between law and the processes of social change by focusing on topics other than civil rights.

The Law of Medical Malpractice (2 or 3 cr.) DN824 covers law relating to the practice of medicine and allied fields in contexts of organizing and regulating professions, theories of liability and defenses pertinent to claims of patients for injurious professional conduct, along with practice and procedure in professional malpractice claims.

Lawyering Practice (2 cr.) DN701 is a simulation-based course exploring pretrial planning and preparation skills and values in the context of the attorney-client relationship. Legal relationships, interviewing, counseling, investigation, negotiation, mediation, discovery, and pleadings are considered.

Legal System of the European Union (2 cr.) DN765 is a study of the governing institutions, lawmaking processes and judicial system of the European Union. Focus will be on the treaties creating the European Union and opinions of the European Court of Justice interpreting those treaties.

Legislation (2 cr.) DN602 addresses legislative process, with emphasis on lawyers' perspectives and functions, along with issues of representative theory, legislative organization and procedure, interaction of the legislature with other branches of government, and legislative research and drafting.

Mediation (2 cr., S/F grading) DN876 examines theories and procedures for resolution of disputes through mediation, including mediation concepts and trends, "win-win" options, lateral thinking, etc. The course includes mock mediation sessions. Students who enroll in this course may not also enroll in Public Policy Mediation within State Government (DN714).

Mergers and Acquisitions (3 cr.) DN780 studies the motives for acquisitions, acquisition structures and techniques, friendly and hostile acquisitions, takeover defenses, regulation of acquisitions under federal securities law, state anti-takeover statutes, and corporate acquisitions agreements. P: Business Associations I or II (DN645 or DN646).

Natural Resources Law (3 cr.) DN717 covers the law and policy of natural resources regulation, focusing on the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, and laws concerning water and timber use and protection; energy-related resource issues other than oil and gas; and land-use planning issues.

Patent Law (2 cr.) DN873 covers issues relating to preparing, filing, and prosecuting U.S. and foreign applications for patents. Patent scope, enforcement, and licensing will also be addressed. Additional topics will include ownership and administration of patent rights in the business setting.

Products Liability (2 or 3 cr.) DN894 addresses civil actions for harm caused by defective products, modern bases for recovery of damages, along with theories of negligence, warranty, strict tort liability, and tortious misrepresentation.

Psychiatry and the Law (2 cr.) DN874 introduces the psychiatric discipline as it relates to the law and covers its use as a forensic art in court.

Public Policy Mediation within State Government (2 cr.) DN714 offers students mediation training, instruction on substantive aspects of public policy mediation in the state government setting, and the opportunity to participate in the mediation process within Indiana's state government. Students who enroll in this course may not also enroll in Mediation (DN876). This course meets for eight hours daily for one week prior to each semester.

Real Estate Transfer, Finance, and Development (3 cr.) DN605 introduces fundamentals of land transfer, finance, and development. Topics include the perfection and priority of mortgages and liens on real property, and the role of brokers, lawyers, and other participants in real estate transactions.

Remedies (3 cr.) DN710 addresses principles underlying equitable, restitutionary, and damage remedies for vindication of substantive claims in various fields of law.

Sales (2 or 3 cr.) DN616 covers the formation, operation, and enforcement of contracts for the sale or lease of goods, with an emphasis on Articles 2 and 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.). Topics may include documents of title (bills of lading and warehouse receipts) under Article 7 of the U.C.C. and letters of credit under Article 5.

Secured Transactions (2 or 3 cr.) DN618 covers creation, perfection, and enforcement of security interests in personal property under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.

Securities Regulation (3 cr.) DN738 addresses state and federal laws governing the offering and distribution of securities to the public by corporate issuers and others, regulation of securities markets, and the rights and liabilities of purchasers and sellers of securities under such statutes. The course emphasizes statutes administered by the Securities and Exchange Commission. P: Business Associations I or II.

Selected Issues in Constitutional Law (2 or 3 cr.) DN840 provides an in-depth consideration of selected aspects of constitutional powers, structure, processes, or individual liberties. This course may, at the option of the instructor, be offered as a seminar. P: Constitutional Law (DN620).

Sex Discrimination (3 cr.) DN826 explores areas in which discrimination, or differentiation in treatment, is based solely or primarily on sex, and examines the effect of constitutional provisions and federal and state statutes on such discrimination.

Sports and Entertainment Law (2 or 3 cr.) DN728 looks at legal issues arising from professional and amateur sports and entertainment activities. The course explores principles of contract, tort, agency, and constitutional law, as well as antitrust, collective bargaining, copyright, protection of performances and literary ideas, and unfair competition, as drawn from common law, statutes, and agency regulations and applied to participants in sports and entertainment activities. In some semesters, only sports law or entertainment law will be covered, as announced at registration.

State Constitutional Law (2 cr.) DN757 considers state constitutional law with a focus on Indiana's Constitution in the comparative context of the federal and other state constitutions. P: Constitutional Law (DN620).

State and Local Government Law (2 cr.) DN756 examines perspectives and functions of state and local governments, and their role in setting public policy. It also focuses on the interrelationships between levels of government. Areas to be explored include forms and structures of state and local governments, governmental selection of public services, taxing and spending powers, ethical issues pertinent to attorneys representing state and local government units, legal liabilities of state and local governments, concepts of home rule, education law, zoning law, and general powers and immunities.

State and Local Taxation (2 cr.) DN805 examines principles of state and local taxation and of budgeting procedures. Taxes studied are inheritance taxes, estate taxes, sales taxes, use taxes, income taxes, personal property taxes, real property taxes, and excise taxes. Basic procedural requirements concerning taxpayer document filings, the audit process, and court procedures are also studied.

Tax Procedure (2 cr.) DN893 covers administrative and judicial procedures applicable to civil and criminal tax controversies. It also addresses such issues as pre-litigation administrative procedures, selection of forum, jurisdiction, pleadings, and trial proceedings.

Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders (2 cr.) DN869 considers such issues as classification of corporations for tax purposes, organization decisions, post-incorporation elections, types of normal and special taxes that may be imposed on corporations and shareholders, and elections under subchapter S and terminations thereof; as well as compensation arrangements for directors, officers, and employees; non-liquidating and liquidating distributions; and reorganizations. P: Business Associations I (DN645), Income Taxation (DN648), or permission of instructor.

Taxation of Partnerships and Partners (2 cr.) DN730 covers federal income taxation of partnerships and limited liability companies. Topics include classification of entities as partnerships for tax purposes, formation and operation of partnerships and LLCs, transfers of members' interests, distributions to members, and death or retirement of a member. P: Business Associations I (DN645) and Income Taxation (DN648), or permission of instructor.

Taxation of Transferors, Fiduciaries, and Beneficiaries (3 cr.) DN725 covers basic laws of federal gift and estate taxation, federal decedent's and fiduciary income taxation, and Indiana inheritance and estate taxation. The course places emphasis on statutory and policy interpretation and also includes an introduction to basic estate planning principles, along with a study of decedent's family revocable estate tax marital deduction trust and estate tax credit shelter trust agreement.

Trademark Law (2 cr.) DN630 provides students with a synthesis of the current and developing law in key areas of trademark and unfair competition law in the U.S. and abroad.

Trial Practice (3 cr.) DN718 covers trial procedures from selection of jury through opening statements, presentation of evidence, preservation of error, cross-examination, closing argument, and instructions. Students participate in simulated cases. Limited enrollment.

Trusts and Estates (3 or 4 cr.) DN722 surveys the law on family property settlement, including intestate succession, wills and will substitutes, intervivos and testamentary trusts, fiduciary administration, powers of appointment, and future interests.

Unfair Trade Practices (3 cr.) DN652 examines the regulation of competitive business behavior by statutes and at common law, misleading practices, false advertising, commercial disparagement, price discrimination, trade secrets, protection of ideas, trademarks, and copyrights.

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Seminars involving in-depth analyses of many legal issues and topics are offered every semester. The content of these seminars varies from year to year as matters of current interest shift in the fields of law from which the topics are drawn. Faculty offering seminars usually post detailed descriptions well in advance of registration for the semester in which the seminar will occur. Most seminars require a substantial research paper that will satisfy the Advanced Research and Writing Requirement. Students should check with the faculty member teaching the seminar for specific information. Some of the seminars listed below are offered only occasionally.

Seminar in Adoption Law (2 cr.) DN614 This seminar explores: (1) the law, legal processes, and legal institutions involved in adoption and (2) the policy considerations and political preferences invariably interrelated with adoption law. To what extent does the complex sociolegal construct of adoption satisfactorily serve human needs?

Seminar in American Legal History (2 cr.) DN850 At the option of the instructor, this class will provide a survey of American legal history, or as an alternative, will explore a selected American legal history period or subject. Topics might include, but are not limited to, criminal justice, family law, Indiana legal history, legal profession, and legal theory.

Seminar in Business and Estate Planning (2 cr.) DN854 This seminar provides an analysis of individuals' methods for disposing of wealth, using the laws of trusts, estates, future interests, and taxes. Topics include marital deductions, life insurance, powers of appointment, arrangements for minor or other incapacitated children, charitable gifts and devises, qualified retirement plans, non-qualified retirement plans, passive activities, disposing of stock in closely held corporations, estate freezes, and generation-skipping tax transfers. Generally, each student will be required to prepare an estate plan based on statements of facts distributed by the instructor. P: Income Taxation (DN648); Trusts and Estates (DN722); Taxation of Transferors, Fiduciaries, and Beneficiaries (DN725); or permission of instructor.

Seminar in Church and State Relations (2 cr.) DN890 This seminar analyzes the traditional doctrine of the separation of church and state and considers current problems, including civil disobedience, conscientious objection, Sunday Blue Laws, religion and education, tax exemption of church property, religion and family law, censorship, and religion and public morality.

Seminar in Commercial Law (2 cr.) DN865 Students in this seminar will address selected problems in sales, securities, or commercial law, emphasizing current commercial practices, forms, and needs.

Seminar in Conflict of Laws (2 cr.) DN801 This seminar provides a concentrated study of selected topics: choice of law, judicial jurisdiction, or recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. The course also addresses interstate and international problems in these areas. Topics vary. P: Conflict of Laws (DN804) or permission of instructor.

Seminar in Contract Law (2 cr.) DN827 Selected topics related to contract law are explored in this seminar in greater depth than is customary in the first-year required course in contracts.

Seminar in Criminal Procedure (2 cr.) DN817 The criminal process will be examined as it relates to specialized socio-legal problems such as drug abuse, victimless crime, organized crime, child abuse, and white collar crime. The particular area to be addressed will be announced each time the seminar is offered.

Seminar in Education Law (2 cr.) DN856 Selected legal topics related to current education policy are covered with an emphasis on constitutional (federal and state) issues.

Seminar in Environmental Law and Policy (2 cr.) DN835 This seminar covers selected topics in environmental law, regulation, and policy of pressing interest to practicing lawyers, scholars, and policy analysts. Subject areas include hazardous substances law, environmental risk assessment and management, air pollution control, the political economy of environmental protection, and comparative environmental law and policy. P: Environmental Law (DN891) or permission of instructor.

Seminar in International Legal Transactions (2 cr.) DN820 Selected problems in international law and international legal transactions are addressed. The focus is on issues representing a convergence of public and private international law, with critical analysis of international law principles and practice. This is a problem-solving course, in which students are expected to participate actively. Problems in the course may cover a range of private and public international law topics, including international trade, treaty compliance, the United Nations system, environmental concerns, use of force, international invest-ment, and mechanisms for dispute settlement.

Seminar in Law and Literature (2 cr.) DN834 The relationships of law and literature are explored in this seminar. Specific topics vary according to faculty and student interests.

Seminar in Law and Medicine (2 cr.) DN841 This seminar covers selected issues in law and medicine. It is a required course for those completing the Concentration in Health Care Law. Other students may enroll with permission of the instructor.

Seminar in Law and Technology (2 or 3 cr.) DN778 This seminar explores many aspects of the complex interrelationships between law and technology. In addition to examining the law specifically applicable to computers and other technological developments, the seminar may focus on themes and trends, such as the causal relationship between technological evolution and change in the law. This seminar can focus on a wide variety of possible themes and topics depending upon the interest and background of the instructor and students.

Seminar in the Legal Profession (2 cr.) DN880 This course focuses on an examination of matters relating to the legal profession, with special emphasis on the role of legal education, the current state of the profession, internal and external forces suggesting change in the legal profession, and the future of the legal profession. Note: This course may not be taken in lieu of the law school's required course in Professional Responsibility (DN861).

Seminar in Not-for-Profit Corporations (2 cr.) DN843 This seminar focuses on the legal issues related to not-for-profit corporations, charitable organizations, and other tax-exempt entities.

Seminar in Public Utilities Regulation (2 cr.) DN858 Concepts of state and federal utility regulation are addressed in this seminar. It also considers current regulatory problems, such as restriction of entry, market requirements, mergers and market structures, and ratemaking practices and procedures.

Seminar in Selected Problems of Tort Law (2 cr.) DN871 This seminar focuses on issues that arise in tort cases involving multiple defendants. Coverage will include traditional tort concepts, such as contribution and indemnity, as well as novel theories, such as market share liability.

Seminar in Sociology of Law (2 cr.) DN816 This seminar provides an introduction to sociological theories and research about laws and their effects that is useful for analyzing social science arguments in legislation, administration, and litigation.

Seminar on Justice in the American Legal System (3 cr.) DN735 This seminar provides an examination of the idea of justice as conceived in and delivered by components of the American legal system, particularly in the context of consensual and nonconsensual obligation. Also addressed is a consideration of philosophical, moral, social, and economic issues that arise in attempts to define and apply concepts of justice, an evaluation of the delivery of justice in the formal institutional system and in "alternative dispute resolution," while examining notions of "fairness," "impartiality," and "equal access."

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Clinical Programs

The law school offers three clinical courses that provide students with opportunities to counsel and represent actual clients under the direct supervision of law school faculty. Two of the clinics practice in the area of civil law, whereas the other focuses on the criminal defense area. In the Civil Practice Clinic, students represent clients in a variety of general civil matters referred to the clinic by Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (ILS). The Disability Clinic involves students in the legal counseling and administrative representation of low-income persons with disabilities who have been referred by ILS. The Criminal Defense Clinic provides students with an opportunity to practice in the area of criminal law through interviewing, counseling, and representing clients charged with misdemeanors and Class D felonies in the Marion County courts. The clients primarily are referred through the Office of the Marion County Public Defender. Each clinical course includes regularly scheduled classes designed to review the law and procedure relevant to the clinic's practice and to engage students in classroom exercises designed to assist in developing the legal skills required to represent clients. Students may enroll in the Disability Clinic following completion of the first-year requirements. To enroll in the Civil Practice Clinic, students must satisfy the requirements of the Indiana Supreme Court rules for certification to practice law: completion of 45 credit hours and completion of or enrollment in Professional Responsibility. In addition to meeting the requirements for certification noted above, students wishing to enroll in the Criminal Defense Clinic also must have taken Criminal Law and have completed or currently be enrolled in Evidence and Criminal Procedure I.

The number of credits awarded for each clinic is based on the classroom component and the time spent in representing clients. Students spend approximately 5 to 10 hours per week representing their clients, depending on the number of credits to be awarded. Offered during both the fall and spring semesters, these courses are graded on a pass/fail basis. Students may not enroll in more than one clinic per semester without the permission of the clinic faculty. The law school has a 12-credit restriction on clinical courses (these include internships and externships) and a 10-credit restriction on nonclassroom courses. One-half of the credits earned in the clinics count toward the law school's 10-credit restriction on nonclassroom credits.

Civil Practice Clinic (3 to 4 cr.) DN808 Students represent clients in a variety of civil matters. These include domestic cases, such as dissolution of marriage, custody, support, paternity, and domestic violence; housing controversies; consumer problems; challenges to administrative decisions of state and federal agencies; and a variety of other general civil problems. This clinic is conducted under the supervision of clinical faculty, but students are responsible for all aspects of representation, including presentations in court and administrative hearings. P: Completion of 45 credit hours and completion of or enrollment in Professional Responsibility (DN861).

Disability Clinic (2 cr.) DN808 Under faculty supervision, students interview, counsel, and represent persons with disabilities. Typical legal problems presented include eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits and Medicaid, living wills, appointment of health care representatives, power of attorney, access to health care, rights to privacy, and confidentiality. P: Completion of required first-year courses.

Criminal Defense Clinic (3 to 4 cr.) DN808 Students represent clients in criminal cases involving a variety of misdemeanor or Class D felony charges. Conducted under supervision of clinical faculty, students are responsible for all aspects of representation, including presentations in court. P: Completion of 45 credit hours and Criminal Law (DN533), and completion of or enrollment in Professional Responsibility (DN861), Evidence (DN632), and Criminal Procedure I (DN702).

Advanced Clinic (1 or 2 cr.) DN803 This clinical option provides a mechanism for students to earn academic credit for experiential learning done in conjunction with a classroom course. Students engage in activities that allow them to study the law and theory learned in the classroom in a practice-related experience. The experiential learning project must be approved by the faculty member teaching the classroom course to which the experiential learning opportunity is related. Non-graded (S/F) credit is awarded upon completion of assigned project.

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Special Courses

Certain restrictions apply to the total number of credits earned in special courses. For details, consult the current Student Handbook or the Office of Student Affairs.

China Summer Program
Client Counseling
European Law Summer Program
South American Summer Program
Law Reviews
Moot Court Program
Trial Advocacy
Internship Programs
Court Internships
Program On Law And State Government Internship Course

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China Summer Program

China Summer Program (5 cr.) D726 The program focuses on the legal aspects of China's emerging market economy and the new opportunities for foreign trade and investment in China. In addition, students are introduced to the Chinese legal system and its dispute resolution mechanisms, and to the lawyering system of China. To expose the formal structure of the Chinese political system, the course of study also provides instruction in China's constitutional law. Law-related field trips extend the classroom beyond the campus to the city of Beijing. Instruction is given by distinguished faculty of Renmin (People's) University of China's School of Law and by a member of the Indiana University law faculty who, as resident professor, accompanies the program participants. In addition to the lectures and field trips, the program also offers scheduled sightseeing excursions in and around Beijing.

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Client Counseling

Client Counseling Board (1 cr., S/F grading) DN864 Board members will be selected from among participants in the prior year's Client Counseling Competition. Board members will draft counseling problems, assist in the instruction and critique of competition participants, and provide assistance in the organization and administration of the Client Counseling Competition. Participation on the board in both the fall and spring semesters is required for credit.

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European Law Summer Program

The following courses are taught as part of the school's summer program in Lille, France.

Legal System of the European Union (2 cr.) D765 A study of the governing institutions, lawmaking processes, and judicial system of the European Union. Focus will be on the treaties creating the European Union and opinions of the European Court of Justice interpreting those treaties.

Legal System of the United Kingdom (2 cr.) D766 An overview of the common law legal system in the United Kingdom.

Legal Systems of Continental Europe (2 cr.) D767 An overview of the civil law legal systems of Europe with special emphasis on French and German law.

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South American Summer Program

This program, which is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2003, will be located at the Institute of Latin American Integration at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) in Argentina. Courses will be taught by faculty from the IU School of Law—Indianapolis and faculty associated with the Faculty of Juridical and Social Sciences at UNLP. None of the courses has prerequisites. All courses will be taught in English, with perhaps a few lectures given in Spanish with translation. Most classes will take place at the Institute of Latin American Integration in La Plata. Some classes will be off-site during scheduled field trips. At the present time, field trips are expected to include visits to legal institutions in Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. The following courses are taught as part of the South American Summer Program:

The Law of Economic Integration (3 cr.) DN831 provides an introduction to the legal system of the major unions for economic integration and trade promotion in the Americas, including their characteristic features, political and constitutional foundations, and the respective roles of their lawmaking institutions.

Legal Systems of Latin America (3 cr.) [DN TO BE ESTABLISHED] presents an overview of the institutions and basic doctrines of the major legal systems of Latin America with an emphasis on Argentina. The course will provide an introduction to the civil law systems in Latin America. Instruction will include an introduction to the basic systems of civil and administrative law in Latin America and the operation and function of the judicial systems of Latin American countries.

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Law Reviews

Students interested in the challenge and reward of publishing a scholarly journal in the law have two opportunities at the law school. The Indiana Law Review and the Indiana International and Comparative Law Review are student-run organizations in which participants, with the advice of faculty, produce several issues of their respective publications each year on case law and statutory developments and other matters of interest to the legal profession. Students research, write, and edit the reviews under the leadership of elected student boards.

Four levels of participation are possible with each of the reviews: (1) first semester candidacy, (2) second semester candidacy, (3) associate editor, or (4) law review board. Selection of students who may participate at each level is governed by the rules of each review. In general, however, a student who wishes to begin participation on one of the reviews does so by researching and writing a student note under the supervision of a notes editor. After one year of service on a review, students may serve as associate editors to assist with the editing and production of the reviews. The boards of editors consider and select the written products for inclusion in upcoming issues, manage the business and daily operation, and oversee the production of the reviews. Upon completion of all assigned responsibilities, candidates and editors obtain course credit.

Students should enroll in one of the following courses appropriate to the level of participation. A maximum of 5 credits may be earned for law review participation in any combination of the courses below.

Law Review Candidacy I (2 cr.) DN800 is restricted to candidates in the first semester of participation on a law review. Graded credit is awarded upon satisfactory completion of a student note and all assigned editorial and staff duties.

Law Review Candidacy II (1 cr., S/F grading) DN809 is restricted to candidates in the second semester of participation on a law review. Non-graded (S/F) credit is awarded upon completion of the required hours of assigned editorial and staff duties.

Law Review Associate Editor (1 cr., S/F grading) DN878 This course is restricted to students who have satisfactorily completed one year of law review service but who are not members of the board of editors. Non-graded (S/F) credit is awarded upon completion of the required hours of assigned editorial and staff duties.

Law Review Board (1 cr.) DN879 is restricted to students who are members of a law review board of editors. Graded credit is based on an evaluation of the performance of duties defining each editorial position.

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Moot Court Program

The Moot Court Program encourages the development of skills in oral advocacy and recognizes those students who excel in developing those skills. Each fall semester the School of Law conducts the Intramural Moot Court Competition (DN746) in which all students who have completed Legal Analysis, Research, and Communication I and II are eligible to participate. The participants in the competition develop and prepare oral arguments for presentation before a hypothetical appellate court. All students who participate in the competition become members of the Moot Court Society. Those students who are most successful in the competition become members of the school's Order of Barristers and are then eligible to serve on teams that represent the school in regional and national moot court competitions in subsequent semesters. The governing board of the Moot Court Society, which runs the intramural competition and also provides the student coaches of the national teams, is chosen from the Order of Barristers.

Intramural Moot Court Competition (1 cr., letter or S/F grading) DN746 Students research and prepare oral arguments in preparation for participation in the intramural moot court competition. Students who wish to become members of a national moot court team, and subsequently serve as a national team coach or as a Moot Court Board member, should take Intramural Moot Court Competition during their second year. Students who take Intramural Moot Court Competition in their third year may be considered for national teams during their final semester.

Moot Court Board (1 cr.) DN748 Students who have done exceptionally well in Intramural Moot Court Competition are eligible for the Moot Court Board. Members taking this course for credit usually include the chief justice, the justices in charge of the Intramural Moot Court Competition, and the justices who are coaches of the various national teams. These justices are elected by the Moot Court Society from the members of the Order of Barristers. With the faculty advisor's permission, other members of the Moot Court Society may earn 1 credit hour by working a minimum of 60 hours in moot court activities.

National Moot Court Competitions (1 cr.) DN750 These competitions are open to national team members only. Members prepare briefs and present oral arguments in regional and national rounds of competition against teams from other law schools.

Note: A maximum of 4 credit hours may be earned for participating in the Moot Court Program.

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Trial Advocacy

Trial advocacy competition (1 cr.) DN745 A spring semester trial advocacy competition course is open to eight students selected by audition held during the fall semester. Members of the course represent the law school at regional and national trial competitions. Auditions are open to students who have completed Evidence (DN632) and Trial Practice (DN718). Course participation requires a minimum of 60 hours of trial preparation and related activity. The course is graded.

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Internship Programs

Some internships will require students to be certified under Indiana Supreme Court Rule 2.1, which permits a law student to practice under the supervision of a licensed attorney. The student may perform in all respects as an attorney admitted to the bar if the student has successfully completed one-half or more of the credit hours required for graduation, is in good academic standing, has satisfactorily completed or is enrolled in Professional Responsibility (DN861), is enrolled in an internship program, and is certified by the dean. Forms for certification are available in the Recorder's Office.

Internship programs offered for credit are supervised by members of the faculty. These internships require 60 hours of fieldwork for each hour of credit earned as well as attendance in classes or consultations conducted by the faculty supervisor. In addition, a written work product, time logs, or a research paper may also be required. Students should contact faculty supervisors to determine the requirements for specific internships. Most internships have limited enrollments. To determine the faculty supervisor for an internship, students should consult the class schedule available on the school's web site, or from the Recorder.

With the exception of the International Human Rights Law Internship listed below, internship programs (course number DN802) may be offered for 1 or 2 credit hours at the discretion of the faculty advisor. Grading is on a Satisfactory/Fail (S/F) basis. Internship offerings and credit arrangements frequently change. Interested students should contact the advisor of each internship to determine the availability and credit arrangements for internship offerings in a given semester.

Limits apply to the maximum number of credit hours that may be earned in internship programs. If necessary to help resolve scheduling conflicts, students enrolled in internships offered for credit may register for any day or evening course regardless of full-time or part-time status.

Unless otherwise indicated, the following internship programs may be offered for 1 or 2 credit hours, depending on the availability of faculty sponsorship and approval by the faculty:

Bank Internship (Trust Division)
Students participate in or observe activities involving at least three major functions of bank trust departments: probate, tax, and trust management. Students are required to produce 15-20 pages of written work and must attend meetings with the supervising professor during the semester. P: Trusts and Estates (DN722). Completion of, or enrollment in, the following course would be helpful: Taxation of Transferors, Fiduciaries, and Beneficiaries (DN725).

Homeless Legal Assistance Project Internship
The Homeless Legal Assistance Project is administered by the Legal Services Organization and Horizon House, a multiservice day center for people who are homeless. Students work under the supervision of the director of HLAP (an LSO attorney) and Professor Florence Wagman Roisman (who has litigated and writes and teaches about homelessness issues). Each student participates in interviewing potential clients, works on at least one case, and writes a paper on a topic of significance to anti-homelessness advocates.

Hospital Legal Department Internship
Interns work in hospital legal departments on issues concerning health care guardianships and the development of hospital policies required by federal and state laws, including ethical considerations in the treatment of patients.

Indiana Civil Liberties Union Internship Interns are assigned directly to an Indiana Civil Liberties Union cooperating attorney. They may perform a variety of tasks, including investigations, legal research, and litigation support work such as drafting pleadings and preparing witnesses.

Indiana Department of Revenue Internship
Interns work on a variety of Indiana Department of Revenue issues.

Internal Revenue Service Internship
Interns work on a variety of Internal Revenue Service issues relating to federal and state taxation, including research on estate and gift tax law and review of trusts and wills to determine tax consequences. Interns also assist IRS staff attorneys in the valuation of assets included in tax returns.

International Human Rights Law Internship (4 cr.)
Interns spend 10 to 12 weeks, usually during the summer, working at international human rights law organizations at a variety of locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, or North, South, and Central America. Students work approximately 40 hours per week on a wide range of assignments, depending on the nature of the host organization.

Possible host organizations include intergovernmental organizations such as the United Nations (Geneva, Switzerland; Arusha, Tanzania; or New York); governmental organizations (such as the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission in Sydney or the Equal Opportunities Commission in Hong Kong); and private human rights organizations (such as local advocacy groups in Asia, Central America, Europe, Australia, India, or Africa). Opportunities are also available for students to work for organizations other than those listed, depending on the background and interests of the students. Internships are arranged based upon a match between the students' interests and desires, and the needs of organizations.

Projects of recent interns have included reviewing claims made to the United Nations that human rights have been violated in numerous countries around the globe; drafting official U.N. appeals to offending countries to cease violations; drafting manuals advising human rights workers in India of their internationally recognized rights upon arrest; assessing human rights claims of Aborigines in Australia; studying the application of international human rights principles to the operation of health facilities during the apartheid period in South Africa; and assessing the application of international human rights law in post-British Hong Kong.

Students complete written exercises during their internships, participate in briefing sessions before departing for their internship, and file an internship report upon completion of the internship. Preference is given to students with demonstrated interest in public interest law and/or international law. The International Human Rights Law course is not required prior to an internship. However, students who intern before taking the course are required to take it following their internships.

Department of Labor Internship
This internship will require 120 hours per semester at Region 25 of the NLRB performing extensive duties relating to conducting NLRB elections and enforcing the National Labor Relations Act through unfair labor practice procedures. Students who have taken Labor Law and achieved a grade point average of 2.7 or higher will be given priority in the selection process for this internship.

Legislative Advocacy Internship
Interns work with an advocate from the Indiana Coalition for Human Services on a variety of legislative issues affecting services for Indiana's poor. Interns are exposed to the workings of the legislative process, conduct research, track legislation, and communicate with advocates and legislators.

Marion County Public Health Internship
Student interns will assist health department attorneys in enforcement of the Marion County Public Health Code in environmental court and drafting of health department regulations and contracts.

Not-for-Profit Corporations Internship
Students provide assistance to nonprofit organizations in corporate matters such as preparing articles of incorporation, filing for tax-exempt status, and a variety of other issues. Students spend approximately eight hours per week working under the supervision of the attorneys. Students meet with the law school faculty supervisor during the semester, and submit a paper summarizing their experience at the end of the semester. P: Business Associations (DN645) and Income Tax (DN648).

Office of Compliance Services, Indiana University School of Medicine Internship
The objectives of this internship are to develop and improve students' ability to identify and analyze potential legal issues involved in patient care and research in an academic medical center. Students will obtain experience in the areas of so-called "compliance" law specified above in their work in the medical school's compliance program. Interns will work with the Compliance and Privacy Officer of the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Public Defender Internship
Interns work 120 hours during the semester under the supervision of public defenders in various local and state courts of criminal jurisdiction interviewing clients and witnesses, investigating facts, and drafting legal documents. Students may also assist in trying criminal cases. There will be biweekly class meetings with faculty supervision.

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Court Internships

Each year, the school offers a number of internships with federal, state, and local courts (3 cr.). Application must be made to participate in these internships. (Two of the course credits will be graded S/F, based upon satisfaction of internship requirements, with the remaining credit carrying a course grade based upon performance in the classroom component of the course.) Contact Robert Lancaster at (317) 274-4980, or send e-mail to rlancast@iupui.edu for more information.

Federal Court Internship
Students serve as law clerk interns in the chambers of one of the federal judges or magistrates in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Indianapolis). Students are required to spend 12 hours per week in their work at the court and to attend scheduled class meetings throughout the semester.

Indiana Court of Appeals Internship
Students serve as law clerk interns for one of the judges of the Indiana Court of Appeals. Students are required to spend 12 hours per week in internship activities at the court and to attend scheduled class meetings throughout the semester.

Indiana Supreme Court Internship
Students serve as law clerk interns for one of the justices of the Indiana Supreme Court. Students are required to spend 12 hours per week in internship activities at the court and to attend scheduled class meetings throughout the semester.

Superior Court Internship
Students serve as law clerk interns for one of the judges of the Marion Superior Court. Students are required to spend 12 hours per week in internship activities at the court and to attend scheduled class meetings throughout the semester.

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Program On Law And State Government Internship Course

The Program on Law and State Government Internship Course (3 cr.) allows students the opportunity to learn about the practice of law within the state government setting with a combination of traditional classroom learning and an internship placement at one of several law offices and agencies within Indiana's state government. The class meetings explore topics such as ethical considerations for the public lawyer, rulemaking and the administrative process, federalism and state sovereignty, state supported speech, and state budgeting issues. (Two of the course credits will be graded S/F, based upon satisfaction of internship requirements, with the remaining credit carrying a course grade based upon performance in the classroom component of the course.)

Placements include:

  • Attorney General's Office
  • Civil Rights Commission
  • Department of Commerce and the Office of the Commissioner of Agriculture
  • Department of Correction
  • Department of Education
  • Emergency Management Agency, Indiana Department of Fire and Building Services, and Indiana Public Safety Training Institute
  • Office of Environmental Adjudication
  • Department of Environmental Management/Office of Legal Counsel
  • Ethics Commission
  • Family and Social Services Administration
  • State Department of Health
  • Department of Insurance
  • Legislative Services Administration
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Public Access Counselor's Office
  • Secretary of State's Office
  • Department of Transportation
  • Office of Utility Consumer Counselor
  • Utility Regulatory Commission
  • Department of Workforce Development
Students' internship experiences include observing how various state agencies and entities carry out statutory mandates, create regulations, defend agency actions in administrative hearings, and participate in the legislative process. Students experience how the ethical, policy, and legal issues of the governmental process entwine to affect state government and the practice of law within that government. In addition to the substantive law learned as a result of the class meetings and their internship experiences, students also develop their ability to learn from their own experiences and to manage their own professional education.

The Program on Law and State Government Internship course is open only to selected students who have successfully completed the application and interview process. Students wishing to enroll in the course need to submit an application to the Program on Law and State Government on or before the application deadline at the beginning of the semester prior to the semester they plan to enroll. Specific internship placements will be made by the faculty advisor in consultation with supervising attorneys at the placement sites. For more information, e-mail Cynthia Baker, director of the Program on Law and State Government and faculty advisor to the program's interns, at cabaker@iupui.edu.

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