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 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16 
  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
  Seminars
    Advanced Topics in American Indian Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
 
Business and Commercial Law      Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16 
  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       View Sections
    Insurance Law    View Sections         View Sections
    International Business Transactions  View Sections   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     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   View Sections
    Securities Litigation and Enforcement  View Sections            
 
Criminal Law      Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16 
  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
  Courses
    Capital Punishment in America    View Sections   View Sections      
    Domestic Violence    View Sections       View Sections  
    Post-Conviction Criminal Procedure  View Sections   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
    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
 
Employment and Labor Law      Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16 
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    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  
 
Environment and Natural Resources      Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16 
  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  
  Courses
    Climate Change Law and Policy  View Sections 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
    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     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 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16 
  Courses
    Extern Program      View Sections        
 
Family and Juvenile Law      Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Contracts    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
    Family Law 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 View Sections
  Seminars
    Comparative Family Law  View Sections            
 
Government and Public Law      Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16 
  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   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
    Local Government        View Sections      
    Refugee and Asylum Law  View Sections       View Sections    
  Seminars
    Constitutional Theory  View Sections View Sections View Sections     View Sections View Sections
 
Health Law      Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16 
  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   View Sections
 
Intellectual Property, Technology and Telecommunication      Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 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   View Sections
    Intellectual Property Counseling and Prosecution      View Sections     View Sections  
    Patent Drafting & Prosecution  View Sections           View Sections
    Patent Law  View Sections   View Sections View Sections   View Sections  
    Patent Litigation  View Sections       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 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      Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    International Law      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       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      
    Law and the Holocaust    View Sections   View Sections      
  Seminars
    Oil & International Relations    View Sections       View Sections  
 
Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Social Policy      Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 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
    Antidiscrimination and First Amendment    View Sections          
    Class and Law  View Sections   View Sections View Sections   View Sections  
    Constitutional Theory  View Sections View Sections View Sections     View Sections View Sections
    Gender, Law, and Public Policy  View Sections            
    Power, Ethics, and Professionalism  View Sections            
    Sexuality and the Law    View Sections          
    Theory of Punishment    View Sections       View Sections View Sections
 
Litigation, Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution      Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 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      
  Courses
    Advanced Appellate Advocacy            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       View Sections    
    Motions Advocacy  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Patent Litigation  View Sections       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
    Appellate Advocacy Clinic    View Sections          
    Civil Practice Clinic I    View Sections 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 View Sections
    Criminal Defense Clinic  View Sections 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 View Sections
    Natural Resources & Environmental Law Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Power, Ethics, and Professionalism  View Sections            
 
Moot Court Competitions      Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16 
  Courses
    Rothgerber Moot Court Competition    View Sections View Sections        
    Trial Competition      View Sections        
 
Property, Trust and Estates, and Land Use      Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16 
  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   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 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16 
  Courses
    Advanced Legal Research      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       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 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 16 
  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     View Sections View Sections
    Gender, Law, and Public Policy  View Sections            
    Information Privacy    View Sections          
    Law and Literature      View Sections        
    Power, Ethics, and Professionalism  View Sections            
    Tax Policy  View Sections View Sections          
    Theory of Punishment    View Sections       View Sections View Sections
 
Taxation      Spr 13   Fal 13   Spr 14   Fal 14   Spr 15   Fal 15   Spr 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   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 View Sections  
  Seminars
    Tax Policy  View Sections View Sections