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