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 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21   Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23 
  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
    Seminar: Advanced Topics in American Indian Law        View Sections   View Sections  
 
Business and Commercial Law      Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21   Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Agency, Partnership and the LLC  View Sections   View Sections View Sections   View Sections  
  Courses
    Accounting Issues for Lawyers          View Sections   View Sections
    Antitrust    View Sections     View Sections   View Sections
    Arbitration        View Sections      
    Bankruptcy      View Sections   View Sections    
    Business Planning      View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Corporations  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Deals: Engineering Financial Transactions  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   View Sections   View Sections
    Regulation of Financial Institutions  View Sections View Sections     View Sections View Sections  
    Secured Transactions  View Sections   View Sections     View Sections  
    Securities Regulation  View Sections   View Sections     View Sections  
    Sports Law  View Sections   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      
  Related Clinical Offerings
    Entrepreneurial Law Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Seminar: Advanced Corporate Law      View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Seminar: Securities Litigation and Enforcement        View Sections   View Sections  
 
Criminal Law      Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21   Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23 
  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
  Courses
    Domestic Violence    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 View Sections
    Wrongful Conviction  View Sections   View Sections     View Sections  
  Seminars
    Seminar: Advanced Criminal Justice        View Sections   View Sections  
    Seminar: Criminal Law in Context:Legal and Social Images of Victims and Perpetrators    View Sections   View Sections      
    Seminar: Theory of Punishment          View Sections   View Sections
 
Employment and Labor Law      Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21   Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23 
  Courses
    Employment Discrimination  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Employment Law      View Sections View Sections     View Sections
    Labor Law    View Sections   View Sections      
 
Environment and Natural Resources      Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21   Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Environmental Law      View Sections   View Sections View Sections  
    Foundations of Natural Resources Law  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   View Sections
    International Environmental Law          View Sections    
    Land Use Planning      View Sections        
    Mining and Mineral Development Law  View Sections       View Sections    
    Oil and Gas  View Sections   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
    Seminar: Advanced Natural Resources Law  View Sections   View Sections       View Sections
 
Family and Juvenile Law      Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21   Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23 
  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       View Sections
  Related Clinical Offerings
    Juvenile & Family Law Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
 
Government and Public Law      Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21   Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23 
  Courses
    Administrative Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Civil Rights  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections    
    Education Law    View Sections       View Sections  
    Election Law        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  
    Internet and Media Law              View Sections
    Local Government    View Sections       View Sections  
    Poverty Law        View Sections      
    Refugee and Asylum Law  View Sections View Sections         View Sections
    Statutory Interpretation    View Sections       View Sections  
    Supreme Court Decision Making      View Sections        
  Seminars
    Seminar: Constitutional Theory    View Sections          
 
Health Law      Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21   Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23 
  Courses
    Bioethics and Law  View Sections View Sections     View Sections    
    Health Law and Policy    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Health Law II: Medical Malpractice Litigation      View Sections   View Sections    
 
Intellectual Property, Technology and Telecommunication      Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21   Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23 
  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  
    Cybersecurity  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Internet and Media Law              View Sections
    Patent Law  View Sections   View Sections View Sections     View Sections
    Patent Litigation          View Sections    
    Telecommunications Law and Policy            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 View Sections
  Seminars
    Seminar: Advanced Information Privacy      View Sections     View Sections  
 
International and Comparative Law      Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21   Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Foundations of International Legal Thought    View Sections          
    International Law    View Sections     View Sections    
  Courses
    Conflict of Laws    View Sections          
    International Business Transactions  View Sections           View Sections
    International Criminal Law        View Sections      
    International Dispute Resolution            View Sections  
    International Environmental Law          View Sections    
    International Human Rights Law      View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    International Taxation          View Sections   View Sections
  Seminars
    Seminar: Advanced Comparative Law        View Sections      
    Seminar: Oil & International Relations    View Sections          
 
Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Social Policy      Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21   Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23 
  Courses
    Advanced Torts              View Sections
    Conflict of Laws    View Sections          
    Economic Analysis of Law  View Sections   View Sections        
    Foundations of International Legal Thought    View Sections          
    Introduction to Islamic Law      View Sections        
    Jurisprudence  View Sections       View Sections    
    Legal Ethics and Professionalism  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Seminar: Class and Law    View Sections   View Sections      
    Seminar: Constitutional Theory    View Sections          
    Seminar: Problems in Constitutional Law      View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Seminar: Speech, Religion, and Equality: Constitutional Values in Tension    View Sections          
    Seminar: Theory of Punishment          View Sections   View Sections
 
Litigation, Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution      Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21   Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Evidence  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
  Courses
    Advanced Appellate Advocacy    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Advanced Trial Advocacy  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Arbitration        View Sections      
    Complex Civil Litigation  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Jury Selection and History    View Sections         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  
    Patent Litigation          View Sections    
    Trial Advocacy  View Sections View Sections View Sections 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
    Appellate Advocacy Practicum  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 View Sections
    Juvenile & Family 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
 
Property, Trust and Estates, and Land Use      Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21   Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Wills and Trusts  View Sections   View Sections View Sections   View Sections  
  Courses
    Construction Law      View Sections       View Sections
    Cultural Property Law    View Sections          
    Land Use Planning      View Sections        
    Public Land Law  View Sections   View Sections View Sections     View Sections
 
Research and Writing      Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21   Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23 
  Courses
    Advanced Legal Research    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Advanced Legal Writing  View Sections   View Sections        
    Colorado Legal Research    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Judicial Opinion Writing  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Statutory Interpretation    View Sections       View Sections  
 
Seminars      Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21   Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23 
  Seminars
    Seminar: Advanced Comparative Law        View Sections      
    Seminar: Advanced Corporate Law      View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Seminar: Advanced Criminal Justice        View Sections   View Sections  
    Seminar: Advanced Information Privacy      View Sections     View Sections  
    Seminar: Advanced Natural Resources Law  View Sections   View Sections       View Sections
    Seminar: Advanced Topics in American Indian Law        View Sections   View Sections  
    Seminar: Class and Law    View Sections   View Sections      
    Seminar: Constitutional Theory    View Sections          
    Seminar: Tax Law, Economics and Policy            View Sections  
    Seminar: Theory of Punishment          View Sections   View Sections
 
Taxation      Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21   Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Income Taxation    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections View Sections
  Courses
    Corporate Taxation  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections    
    International Taxation          View Sections   View Sections
    Partnership Taxation    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    State and Local Taxation        View Sections      
  Seminars
    Seminar: Tax Law, Economics and Policy            View Sections