Elective Curriculum by General Topic Areas

The choice among elective courses will depend in part on the student's professional objectives. Those aiming at a general law practice, for example, might emphasize courses that provide wide substantive coverage and the development of a full array of basic skills. Students who want a specialized practice, such as tax or natural resources law, might choose a sequence of courses relevant to that area. In any event, all students should choose elective courses to assure that they are exposed to all of the major objectives during their legal education. Students will find advice on structuring their choices at our Advising Center.

The following list of course offerings is divided into general topical areas. Students should bear in mind that certain basic courses may be recommended or required prerequisites for advanced courses. Where a course does have a required prerequisite, that requirement is indicated in the list below by a footnote. For some courses, there is a recommended, but not required, sequence. For more information on recommended sequencing and on required prerequisites, students should consult individual course descriptions.

Please note that the list provided here includes all of the courses offered by the Law School over several academic years. Therefore, it might be that a course listed here will not in fact be offered in a given year. More specific information on the availability of courses can be obtained from individual course descriptions and from the Planned Course Offering Schedule, available from our Academic Schedules page.

Elective Courses by General Topic Areas

Courses for each curriculum are listed below. Diamonds indicate sections offered for terms. Click the course title to view all available terms for which the course is offered. Click the diamond to jump to offered sections for that term.


American Indian Law      Spr 10   Fal 10   Spr 11   Fal 11   Spr 12   Fal 12 
  Courses
    American Indian Law I            View Sections
    American Indian Law II          View Sections  
  Related Clinical Offerings
    American Indian Law Clinic          View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Advanced Topics in American Indian Law          View Sections View Sections
 
Business and Commercial Law      Spr 10   Fal 10   Spr 11   Fal 11   Spr 12   Fal 12 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Agency, Partnership and the LLC          View Sections View Sections
  Courses
    Accounting Issues for Lawyers             
    Advanced Contracts: Commercial Transactions             
    Antitrust             
    Arbitration            View Sections
    Bankruptcy            View Sections
    Business Planning             
    Business Transactions             
    Contract Drafting          View Sections  
    Corporations          View Sections  
    Deals          View Sections  
    International Business Transactions          View Sections  
    Law Practice Management          View Sections  
    Lending and Debt Collection Law            View Sections
    Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations             
    Regulation of Financial Institutions            View Sections
    Secured Transactions          View Sections  
    Securities Regulation          View Sections  
    Sports Law             
    Transactional Drafting            View Sections
    Venture Capital and Private Equity            View Sections
  Related Clinical Offerings
    Entrepreneurial Law Clinic          View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Consumers and the Law             
    Counseling Families in Business          View Sections  
    Law and Economic Development          View Sections View Sections
    Law and Economics of the Information Age          View Sections  
    Securities Litigation and Enforcement          View Sections  
 
Criminal Law      Spr 10   Fal 10   Spr 11   Fal 11   Spr 12   Fal 12 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Criminal Procedure: Adjudicative Process          View Sections  
    Criminal Procedure: Investigative Phase            View Sections
  Courses
    Capital Punishment in America          View Sections  
    Comparative Criminal Procedure             
    Domestic Violence          View Sections  
    Post-Conviction Criminal Procedure             
    White Collar Crime             
  Related Clinical Offerings
    Criminal and Immigration Defense Clinic            View Sections
    Criminal Defense Clinic          View Sections View Sections
    Criminal Defense Clinic II          View Sections  
  Seminars
    Advanced Criminal Procedure             
    Criminal Law in Context:Legal and Social Images of Victims and Perpetrators             
    Theory of Punishment            View Sections
 
Employment and Labor Law      Spr 10   Fal 10   Spr 11   Fal 11   Spr 12   Fal 12 
  Courses
    Colorado Workers Compensation Theory and Practice            View Sections
    Employment Discrimination          View Sections View Sections
    Employment Law             
    Labor Law            View Sections
 
Environment and Natural Resources      Spr 10   Fal 10   Spr 11   Fal 11   Spr 12   Fal 12 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Environmental Law             
    Foundations of Natural Resources Law and Policy          View Sections View Sections
  Courses
    Climate Change Law and Policy          View Sections  
    Energy Insecurity and Sustainable Energy             
    Energy Law and Regulation          View Sections View Sections
    International Environmental Law          View Sections  
    Land Use Planning             
    Mining and Energy Law            View Sections
    Oil and Gas            View Sections
    Public Land Law          View Sections  
    Water Resources             
  Related Clinical Offerings
    Natural Resources & Environmental Law Clinic          View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Advanced Natural Resources Law          View Sections  
    Environmental Philosophy and Law             
 
Externship Program      Spr 10   Fal 10   Spr 11   Fal 11   Spr 12   Fal 12 
  Courses
    Extern Program             
 
Family and Juvenile Law      Spr 10   Fal 10   Spr 11   Fal 11   Spr 12   Fal 12 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Contracts            View Sections
    Family Law          View Sections  
  Courses
    Domestic Violence          View Sections  
    Juvenile Justice            View Sections
    Parent, Child and State            View Sections
  Related Clinical Offerings
    Family Law Clinic          View Sections View Sections
    Juvenile Law Clinic          View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Comparative Family Law          View Sections  
 
Government and Public Law      Spr 10   Fal 10   Spr 11   Fal 11   Spr 12   Fal 12 
  Courses
    Administrative Law            View Sections
    Civil Rights Legislation             
    Education Law             
    Election Law          View Sections View Sections
    Federal Courts          View Sections  
    First Amendment            View Sections
    Immigration and Citizenship Law          View Sections  
    Law of Presidential Selection          View Sections  
    Legal Interpretation and Legislative Process            View Sections
    Local Government            View Sections
    Refugee and Asylum Law             
  Seminars
    Adv Constitutional Law Equality and Privacy             
    Civil Liberties Litigation             
    Constitutional Theory          View Sections View Sections
 
Health Law      Spr 10   Fal 10   Spr 11   Fal 11   Spr 12   Fal 12 
  Courses
    Bioethics and Law             
    Health Law I: Finance, Administration and Organization of Health Care            View Sections
    Health Law II: Medical Malpractice Litigation          View Sections  
  Seminars
    Public Health Law and Ethics             
 
Intellectual Property, Technology and Telecommunication      Spr 10   Fal 10   Spr 11   Fal 11   Spr 12   Fal 12 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Introduction to Intellectual Property Law            View Sections
  Courses
    Copyright          View Sections  
    Intellectual Property Counseling and Prosecution          View Sections  
    IP and Technology Contracting             
    Patent Law          View Sections  
    Patent Litigation             
    Telecommunications Law and Policy            View Sections
    Trademark and Unfair Competition Law            View Sections
  Related Clinical Offerings
    Entrepreneurial Law Clinic          View Sections View Sections
    Technology Law and Policy Clinic          View Sections  
  Seminars
    Information Privacy             
    Law and Economics of the Information Age          View Sections  
 
International and Comparative Law      Spr 10   Fal 10   Spr 11   Fal 11   Spr 12   Fal 12 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    International Law             
    International Legal Theory: Structure and Critique (1500-1945)            View Sections
  Courses
    Comparative Criminal Procedure             
    Conflict of Laws          View Sections  
    Energy Justice            View Sections
    International Business Transactions          View Sections  
    International Criminal Law             
    International Dispute Resolution             
    International Environmental Law          View Sections  
    International Human Rights Law             
    Law and the Holocaust            View Sections
  Seminars
    Law and Economic Development          View Sections View Sections
 
Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Social Policy      Spr 10   Fal 10   Spr 11   Fal 11   Spr 12   Fal 12 
  Courses
    Advanced Torts            View Sections
    Conflict of Laws          View Sections  
    Economic Analysis of Law             
    International Legal Theory: Structure and Critique (1500-1945)            View Sections
    Jurisprudence            View Sections
    Law and Neuroscience             
    Law and Religion             
    Law and the Holocaust            View Sections
    Legal Ethics and Professionalism          View Sections View Sections
    Race and American Law          View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Antidiscrimination and First Amendment             
    Class and Law          View Sections  
    Constitutional Theory          View Sections View Sections
    Environmental Philosophy and Law             
    Gender, Law, and Public Policy          View Sections  
    Law and Economic Development          View Sections View Sections
    Law and Economics of the Information Age          View Sections  
    Power, Ethics, and Professionalism          View Sections  
    Theory of Punishment            View Sections
 
Litigation, Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution      Spr 10   Fal 10   Spr 11   Fal 11   Spr 12   Fal 12 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Evidence          View Sections View Sections
    Evidence and Trial Practice          View Sections View Sections
  Courses
    Advanced Appellate Advocacy             
    Advanced Trial Advocacy          View Sections View Sections
    Alternative Dispute Resolution             
    Arbitration            View Sections
    Complex Civil Litigation             
    Law Practice Management          View Sections  
    Legal Negotiation          View Sections View Sections
    Mediation          View Sections  
    Motions Advocacy          View Sections View Sections
    Patent Litigation             
    Trial Advocacy          View Sections View Sections
    Trial Competition             
  Related Clinical Offerings
    American Indian Law Clinic          View Sections View Sections
    Appellate Advocacy Clinic            View Sections
    Civil Practice Clinic I            View Sections
    Civil Practice Clinic II          View Sections  
    Criminal and Immigration Defense Clinic            View Sections
    Criminal Defense Clinic          View Sections View Sections
    Criminal Defense Clinic II          View Sections  
    Juvenile Law Clinic          View Sections View Sections
    Natural Resources & Environmental Law Clinic          View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Civil Liberties Litigation             
    Power, Ethics, and Professionalism          View Sections  
 
Moot Court Competitions      Spr 10   Fal 10   Spr 11   Fal 11   Spr 12   Fal 12 
  Courses
    Rothgerber Moot Court Competition             
    Trial Competition             
 
Property, Trust and Estates, and Land Use      Spr 10   Fal 10   Spr 11   Fal 11   Spr 12   Fal 12 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Wills and Trusts          View Sections View Sections
  Courses
    Cultural Property Law             
    Estate Planning          View Sections  
    Federal Estate and Gift Tax            View Sections
    Land Use Planning             
    Public Land Law          View Sections  
    Real Estate Planning          View Sections  
  Seminars
    Affordable Housing             
 
Research and Writing      Spr 10   Fal 10   Spr 11   Fal 11   Spr 12   Fal 12 
  Courses
    Advanced Legal Research            View Sections
    Advanced Legal Writing: Constructing Legal Arguments            View Sections
    Colorado Legal Research          View Sections  
    Independent Legal Research             
    Independent Legal Research: Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy             
    Independent Legal Research: Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy             
    Independent Legal Research: Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law             
    Independent Legal Research: Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law             
    Independent Legal Research: Law Review             
    Independent Legal Research: Law Review             
    Judicial Opinion Writing          View Sections  
    Legal Interpretation and Legislative Process            View Sections
    Legal Research Skills for Practice          View Sections  
  Seminars
    Law and Literature            View Sections
 
Seminars      Spr 10   Fal 10   Spr 11   Fal 11   Spr 12   Fal 12 
  Seminars
    Advanced Criminal Procedure             
    Advanced Natural Resources Law          View Sections  
    Advanced Topics in American Indian Law          View Sections View Sections
    Affordable Housing             
    Civil Liberties Litigation             
    Class and Law          View Sections  
    Constitutional Theory          View Sections View Sections
    Environmental Philosophy and Law             
    Gender, Law, and Public Policy          View Sections  
    Information Privacy             
    Law and Economics of the Information Age          View Sections  
    Law and Literature            View Sections
    Power, Ethics, and Professionalism          View Sections  
    Tax Policy             
    Theory of Punishment            View Sections
 
Taxation      Spr 10   Fal 10   Spr 11   Fal 11   Spr 12   Fal 12 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Income Taxation          View Sections View Sections
  Courses
    Corporate Taxation            View Sections
    Estate Planning          View Sections  
    Federal Estate and Gift Tax            View Sections
    Non Profit Law          View Sections  
    Partnership Taxation          View Sections  
  Seminars
    Tax Policy