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.

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 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17 
  Courses
    American Indian Law I    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    American Indian Law II  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
  Related Clinical Offerings
    American Indian Law Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Advanced Topics in American Indian Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections View Sections  
 
Business and Commercial Law      Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Agency, Partnership and the LLC      View Sections View Sections     View Sections
  Courses
    Accounting Issues for Lawyers              View Sections
    Antitrust  View Sections View Sections   View Sections     View Sections
    Arbitration  View Sections     View Sections      
    Bankruptcy    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Business Transactions  View Sections View Sections   View Sections      
    Corporations  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Creditors' Remedies and Debtors' Protections    View Sections   View Sections      
    Deals  View Sections       View Sections    
    Insurance Law          View Sections    
    International Business Transactions  View Sections       View Sections    
    Law Practice Management  View Sections       View Sections    
    Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations  View Sections           View Sections
    Regulation of Financial Institutions    View Sections          
    Secured Transactions      View Sections View Sections     View Sections
    Securities Regulation    View Sections     View Sections   View Sections
    Sports Law    View Sections   View Sections      
    Transactional Drafting  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Venture Capital and Private Equity    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
  Related Clinical Offerings
    Entrepreneurial Law Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Advanced Corporate Law          View Sections    
    Consumers and the Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections    
    Counseling Families in Business              View Sections
 
Criminal Law      Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Criminal Procedure: Adjudicative Process  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Criminal Procedure: Investigative Phase    View Sections View Sections   View Sections View Sections View Sections
  Courses
    Capital Punishment in America    View Sections          
    Domestic Violence        View Sections      
    Post-Conviction Criminal Procedure  View Sections     View Sections      
    White Collar Crime            View Sections  
  Related Clinical Offerings
    Criminal and Immigration Defense Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Criminal Defense Clinic  View Sections View Sections   View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Criminal Law in Context:Legal and Social Images of Victims and Perpetrators    View Sections       View Sections  
    Theory of Punishment        View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
 
Employment and Labor Law      Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17 
  Courses
    Colorado Workers Compensation Theory and Practice        View Sections      
    Employment Discrimination  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Employment Law  View Sections View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Labor Law    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
 
Environment and Natural Resources      Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Environmental Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Foundations of Natural Resources Law and Policy    View Sections View Sections View Sections   View Sections View Sections
  Courses
    Climate Change Law and Policy        View Sections     View Sections
    Energy Law and Regulation    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    International Environmental Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Land Use Planning      View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Mining and Energy Law  View Sections View Sections     View Sections View Sections  
    Oil and Gas    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Public Land Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Water Resources    View Sections     View Sections   View Sections
  Related Clinical Offerings
    Natural Resources & Environmental Law Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Advanced Natural Resources Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
 
Externship Program      Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17 
  Courses
    Extern Program  View Sections            
 
Family and Juvenile Law      Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Contracts    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Family Law    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
  Courses
    Domestic Violence        View Sections      
    Juvenile Justice          View Sections    
    Parent, Child and State      View Sections       View Sections
  Related Clinical Offerings
    Juvenile & Family Law Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections   View Sections
 
Government and Public Law      Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17 
  Courses
    Administrative Law  View Sections View Sections   View Sections   View Sections View Sections
    Civil Rights              View Sections
    Election Law    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Federal Courts      View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    First Amendment    View Sections     View Sections    
    Immigration and Citizenship Law  View Sections View Sections     View Sections   View Sections
    Legal Interpretation and Legislative Process        View Sections View Sections View Sections  
    Local Government    View Sections       View Sections  
    Refugee and Asylum Law      View Sections     View Sections  
  Seminars
    Constitutional Theory  View Sections     View Sections View Sections    
 
Health Law      Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17 
  Courses
    Bioethics and Law              View Sections
    Health Law I: Finance, Administration and Organization of Health Care    View Sections     View Sections View Sections  
    Health Law II: Medical Malpractice Litigation  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
 
Intellectual Property, Technology and Telecommunication      Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Introduction to Intellectual Property Law    View Sections     View Sections   View Sections
  Courses
    Copyright  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Intellectual Property Counseling and Prosecution  View Sections     View Sections   View Sections  
    Patent Drafting & Prosecution          View Sections    
    Patent Law  View Sections View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Patent Litigation      View Sections   View Sections    
    Privacy and Security in the Digital Age              View Sections
    Telecommunications Law and Policy    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Trademark and Unfair Competition Law    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
  Related Clinical Offerings
    Entrepreneurial Law Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Technology Law and Policy Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections   View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Law and Economics of Utility Regulation    View Sections     View Sections    
 
International and Comparative Law      Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Foundations of International Legal Thought    View Sections          
    International Law  View Sections   View Sections View Sections   View Sections  
  Courses
    Energy Justice      View Sections       View Sections
    International Business Transactions  View Sections       View Sections    
    International Dispute Resolution  View Sections View Sections          
    International Environmental Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    International Human Rights Law              View Sections
    International Taxation    View Sections         View Sections
    Law and the Holocaust    View Sections          
  Seminars
    Oil & International Relations        View Sections   View Sections  
 
Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Social Policy      Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17 
  Courses
    Advanced Torts    View Sections   View Sections      
    Economic Analysis of Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Foundations of International Legal Thought    View Sections          
    Jurisprudence  View Sections   View Sections        
    Law and the Holocaust    View Sections          
    Legal Ethics and Professionalism  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Class and Law  View Sections View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Constitutional Theory  View Sections     View Sections View Sections    
    Jurisprudence            View Sections  
    Sexuality and the Law            View Sections  
    Speech, Religion, and Equality: Constitutional Values in Tension            View Sections  
    Theory of Punishment        View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
 
Litigation, Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution      Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Evidence  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Evidence and Trial Practice    View Sections       View Sections  
  Courses
    Advanced Appellate Advocacy        View Sections   View Sections  
    Advanced Trial Advocacy  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Arbitration  View Sections     View Sections      
    Complex Civil Litigation  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Jury Selection and History    View Sections          
    Law Practice Management  View Sections       View Sections    
    Legal Negotiation  View Sections View Sections         View Sections
    Mediation      View Sections       View Sections
    Motions Advocacy  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Patent Litigation      View Sections   View Sections    
    Trial Advocacy  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Trial Competition  View Sections            
  Related Clinical Offerings
    American Indian Law Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Civil Practice Clinic I  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Criminal and Immigration Defense Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Criminal Defense Clinic  View Sections View Sections   View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Juvenile & Family Law Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections   View Sections
    Natural Resources & Environmental Law Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
 
Moot Court Competitions      Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17 
  Courses
    Rothgerber Moot Court Competition  View Sections            
    Trial Competition  View Sections            
 
Property, Trust and Estates, and Land Use      Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Wills and Trusts      View Sections View Sections     View Sections
  Courses
    Construction Law  View Sections            
    Cultural Property Law    View Sections          
    Estate Planning  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections    
    Federal Estate and Gift Tax    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Land Use Planning      View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Public Land Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
 
Research and Writing      Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17 
  Courses
    Advanced Legal Research  View Sections     View Sections   View Sections  
    Advanced Legal Writing: Constructing Legal Arguments  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Colorado Legal Research    View Sections       View Sections  
    Independent Legal Research  View Sections            
    Independent Legal Research: Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy  View Sections            
    Independent Legal Research: Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy  View Sections            
    Independent Legal Research: Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law  View Sections            
    Independent Legal Research: Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law  View Sections            
    Independent Legal Research: Law Review  View Sections            
    Independent Legal Research: Law Review  View Sections            
    Judicial Opinion Writing  View Sections       View Sections   View Sections
    Legal Interpretation and Legislative Process        View Sections View Sections View Sections  
    Legal Research Skills for Practice    View Sections   View Sections     View Sections
  Seminars
    Law and Literature  View Sections            
 
Seminars      Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17 
  Seminars
    Advanced Corporate Law          View Sections    
    Advanced Natural Resources Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Advanced Topics in American Indian Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections View Sections  
    Class and Law  View Sections View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Constitutional Theory  View Sections     View Sections View Sections    
    Jurisprudence            View Sections  
    Law and Literature  View Sections            
    Tax Law, Economics and Policy            View Sections  
    Theory of Punishment        View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
 
Taxation      Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Income Taxation    View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
  Courses
    Corporate Taxation  View Sections   View Sections View Sections     View Sections
    Estate Planning  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections    
    Federal Estate and Gift Tax    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    International Taxation    View Sections         View Sections
    Partnership Taxation  View Sections   View Sections View Sections   View Sections  
  Seminars
    Tax Law, Economics and Policy            View Sections