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      Fal 12   Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15 
  Courses
    American Indian Law I  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
  Seminars
    Advanced Topics in American Indian Law  View Sections View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
 
Business and Commercial Law      Fal 12   Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15 
  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  
    Arbitration  View Sections     View Sections    
    Bankruptcy  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Business Transactions        View Sections View Sections  
    Corporations    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    
    Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations    View Sections   View Sections    
    Regulation of Financial Institutions  View Sections       View Sections  
    Secured Transactions      View Sections     View Sections
    Securities Regulation    View Sections View Sections   View Sections  
    Sports Law          View Sections  
    Transactional Drafting  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
  Seminars
    Consumers and the Law    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Law and Economic Development  View Sections          
    Securities Litigation and Enforcement    View Sections        
 
Criminal Law      Fal 12   Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15 
  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
  Courses
    Capital Punishment in America      View Sections   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
    Criminal Defense Clinic  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      
 
Employment and Labor Law      Fal 12   Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15 
  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  
    Labor Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
 
Environment and Natural Resources      Fal 12   Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15 
  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
  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
    Land Use Planning    View Sections       View Sections
    Mining and Energy Law  View Sections     View Sections View Sections  
    Oil and Gas  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
  Seminars
    Advanced Natural Resources Law    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
 
Externship Program      Fal 12   Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15 
  Courses
    Extern Program        View Sections    
 
Family and Juvenile Law      Fal 12   Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15 
  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   View Sections      
    Parent, Child and State  View Sections         View Sections
  Related Clinical Offerings
    Family Law Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections    
    Juvenile Law Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Comparative Family Law    View Sections        
 
Government and Public Law      Fal 12   Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15 
  Courses
    Administrative Law  View Sections     View Sections View Sections  
    Election Law  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  
    Legal Interpretation and Legislative Process  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 12   Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15 
  Courses
    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
 
Intellectual Property, Technology and Telecommunication      Fal 12   Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15 
  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    
    IP and Technology Contracting    View Sections        
    Patent Law    View Sections   View Sections View Sections  
    Patent Litigation    View Sections       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
    Technology Law and Policy Clinic    View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Information Privacy      View Sections      
    Law and Economics of Utility Regulation          View Sections  
 
International and Comparative Law      Fal 12   Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    International Law        View Sections   View Sections
    International Legal Theory: Structure and Critique (1500-1945)  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
  Courses
    Energy Justice  View Sections   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 Human Rights Law    View Sections        
    International Taxation          View Sections  
    Law and the Holocaust  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
  Seminars
    Law and Economic Development  View Sections          
    Oil & International Relations      View Sections      
 
Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Social Policy      Fal 12   Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15 
  Courses
    Advanced Torts  View Sections       View Sections  
    Economic Analysis of Law        View Sections   View Sections
    International Legal Theory: Structure and Critique (1500-1945)  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Jurisprudence  View Sections     View Sections   View Sections
    Law and Religion      View Sections      
    Law and the Holocaust  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Legal Ethics and Professionalism  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Race and American Law  View Sections          
  Seminars
    Antidiscrimination and First Amendment      View Sections      
    Class and Law    View Sections   View Sections View Sections  
    Constitutional Theory  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections    
    Gender, Law, and Public Policy    View Sections        
    Law and Economic Development  View Sections          
    Power, Ethics, and Professionalism    View Sections        
    Sexuality and the Law      View Sections      
    Theory of Punishment  View Sections   View Sections      
 
Litigation, Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution      Fal 12   Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Evidence  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Evidence and Trial Practice  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
  Courses
    Advanced Trial Advocacy  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Arbitration  View Sections     View Sections    
    Complex Civil Litigation        View Sections   View Sections
    Jury Selection and History          View Sections  
    Law Practice Management        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
    Patent Litigation    View Sections       View Sections
    Trial Advocacy  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
    Appellate Advocacy Clinic  View Sections   View Sections      
    Civil Practice Clinic I  View Sections   View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Civil Practice Clinic II    View Sections        
    Criminal and Immigration Defense Clinic  View Sections   View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Criminal Defense Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections  
    Juvenile 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
  Seminars
    Power, Ethics, and Professionalism    View Sections        
 
Moot Court Competitions      Fal 12   Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15 
  Courses
    Rothgerber Moot Court Competition      View Sections View Sections    
    Trial Competition        View Sections    
 
Property, Trust and Estates, and Land Use      Fal 12   Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Wills and Trusts  View Sections 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
    Public Land Law    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
 
Research and Writing      Fal 12   Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15 
  Courses
    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    
    Introduction to Legal Research  View Sections     View Sections    
    Judicial Opinion Writing    View Sections   View Sections    
    Legal Interpretation and Legislative Process  View Sections   View Sections      
    Legal Research Skills for Practice    View Sections     View Sections  
  Seminars
    Law and Literature  View Sections     View Sections    
 
Seminars      Fal 12   Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15 
  Seminars
    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  
    Constitutional Theory  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections    
    Gender, Law, and Public Policy    View Sections        
    Information Privacy      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      Fal 12   Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Income Taxation  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  
    International Taxation          View Sections  
    Non Profit Law    View Sections        
    Partnership Taxation    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
  Seminars
    Tax Policy    View Sections View Sections