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      Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16 
  Courses
    American Indian Law I  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    American Indian Law II    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      Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Agency, Partnership and the LLC  View Sections     View Sections View Sections    
  Courses
    Antitrust    View Sections View Sections   View Sections    
    Arbitration    View Sections     View Sections    
    Bankruptcy  View Sections   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         View Sections  
    International Business Transactions    View Sections       View Sections  
    Law Practice Management    View Sections       View Sections  
    Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations    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   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  
 
Criminal Law      Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Criminal Procedure: Adjudicative Process    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   View Sections        
    Domestic Violence  View Sections       View Sections    
    Post-Conviction Criminal Procedure    View Sections     View Sections    
    White Collar Crime  View Sections           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       View Sections
    Theory of Punishment  View Sections       View Sections View Sections View Sections
 
Employment and Labor Law      Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16 
  Courses
    Colorado Workers Compensation Theory and Practice  View Sections       View Sections    
    Employment Discrimination    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Employment Law    View Sections View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Labor Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
 
Environment and Natural Resources      Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Environmental Law    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   View Sections
    International Environmental Law    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Land Use Planning        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   View Sections
    Public Land Law    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  
 
Externship Program      Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16 
  Courses
    Extern Program    View Sections          
 
Family and Juvenile Law      Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Contracts  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Family Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
  Courses
    Domestic Violence  View Sections       View Sections    
    Juvenile Justice  View Sections         View Sections  
    Parent, Child and State        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      Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16 
  Courses
    Administrative Law    View Sections View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Election Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Federal Courts  View Sections     View Sections   View Sections  
    First Amendment  View Sections   View Sections     View Sections  
    Immigration and Citizenship Law    View Sections View Sections     View Sections  
    Legal Interpretation and Legislative Process  View Sections       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 View Sections  
 
Health Law      Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16 
  Courses
    Health Law I: Finance, Administration and Organization of Health Care  View Sections   View Sections     View Sections View Sections
    Health Law II: Medical Malpractice Litigation    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
 
Intellectual Property, Technology and Telecommunication      Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Introduction to Intellectual Property Law  View Sections   View Sections     View Sections  
  Courses
    Copyright    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  
    Telecommunications Law and Policy  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Trademark and Unfair Competition Law  View Sections   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
    Information Privacy  View Sections            
    Law and Economics of Utility Regulation      View Sections     View Sections  
 
International and Comparative Law      Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    International Law    View Sections   View Sections View Sections   View Sections
    International Legal Theory: Structure and Critique (1500-1945)  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  
    International Taxation      View Sections        
    Law and the Holocaust  View Sections   View Sections        
  Seminars
    Oil & International Relations  View Sections       View Sections   View Sections
 
Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Social Policy      Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16 
  Courses
    Advanced Torts      View Sections   View Sections    
    Economic Analysis of Law    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    International Legal Theory: Structure and Critique (1500-1945)  View Sections   View Sections        
    Jurisprudence    View Sections   View Sections      
    Law and Religion  View Sections            
    Law and the Holocaust  View Sections   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 View Sections  
    Jurisprudence              View Sections
    Sexuality and the Law  View Sections           View Sections
    Speech, Religion, and Equality: Constitutional Values in Tension  View Sections           View Sections
    Theory of Punishment  View Sections       View Sections View Sections View Sections
 
Litigation, Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution      Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16 
  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       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  
    Jury Selection and History      View Sections        
    Law Practice Management    View Sections       View Sections  
    Legal Negotiation    View Sections View Sections        
    Mediation        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
    Appellate Advocacy Practicum  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      Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16 
  Courses
    Rothgerber Moot Court Competition  View Sections View Sections          
    Trial Competition    View Sections          
 
Property, Trust and Estates, and Land Use      Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16 
  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   View Sections
    Land Use Planning        View Sections   View Sections  
    Public Land Law    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
 
Research and Writing      Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16 
  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       View Sections
    Independent Legal Research  View Sections View Sections          
    Independent Legal Research: Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy  View Sections View Sections          
    Independent Legal Research: Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy  View Sections View Sections          
    Independent Legal Research: Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law  View Sections View Sections          
    Independent Legal Research: Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law  View Sections View Sections          
    Independent Legal Research: Law Review    View Sections          
    Independent Legal Research: Law Review  View Sections View Sections          
    Judicial Opinion Writing    View Sections       View Sections  
    Legal Interpretation and Legislative Process  View Sections       View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Legal Research Skills for Practice      View Sections   View Sections    
  Seminars
    Law and Literature    View Sections          
 
Seminars      Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16 
  Seminars
    Advanced Corporate Law            View Sections  
    Advanced Natural Resources Law    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 View Sections  
    Information Privacy  View Sections            
    Jurisprudence              View Sections
    Law and Literature    View Sections          
    Tax Law, Economics and Policy  View Sections           View Sections
    Theory of Punishment  View Sections       View Sections View Sections View Sections
 
Taxation      Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16   Fal 16 
  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    
    Estate Planning    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Federal Estate and Gift Tax  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    International Taxation      View Sections        
    Partnership Taxation    View Sections   View Sections View Sections   View Sections
  Seminars
    Tax Law, Economics and Policy  View Sections           View Sections