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 22   Fal 22   Spr 23   Fal 23   Spr 24 
  Courses
    American Indian Law I    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
    Seminar: Advanced Topics in American Indian Law    View Sections     View Sections
 
Business and Commercial Law      Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23   Fal 23   Spr 24 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Agency, Partnership and the LLC    View Sections   View Sections  
  Courses
    Accounting Issues for Lawyers  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Antitrust  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Bankruptcy  View Sections        
    Business Planning  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Corporations  View Sections   View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Insurance Law    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  
    Secured Transactions    View Sections   View Sections  
    Securities Regulation    View Sections   View Sections  
    Sports Law  View Sections       View Sections
    Transactional Drafting  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
  Seminars
    Seminar: Advanced Corporate Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Seminar: Securities Litigation and Enforcement    View Sections      
 
Criminal Law      Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23   Fal 23   Spr 24 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Criminal Procedure: Adjudicative Process    View Sections     View Sections
    Criminal Procedure: Investigative Phase  View Sections   View Sections    
  Courses
    Domestic Violence      View Sections    
  Related Clinical Offerings
    Criminal and Immigration Defense Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections   View Sections
    Criminal Defense Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Wrongful Conviction    View Sections      
  Seminars
    Seminar: Advanced Criminal Justice    View Sections      
    Seminar: Theory of Punishment  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
 
Employment and Labor Law      Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23   Fal 23   Spr 24 
  Courses
    Employment Discrimination  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Employment Law      View Sections   View Sections
    Labor Law        View Sections  
 
Environment and Natural Resources      Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23   Fal 23   Spr 24 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Environmental Law  View Sections View Sections   View Sections  
    Foundations of Natural Resources Law    View Sections   View Sections  
  Courses
    Climate Change Law and Policy  View Sections     View Sections  
    Energy Law and Regulation  View Sections   View Sections    
    International Environmental Law  View Sections     View Sections  
    Mining and Mineral Development Law  View Sections       View Sections
    Oil and Gas  View Sections   View Sections    
    Public Land Law      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
  Seminars
    Seminar: Advanced Natural Resources Law      View Sections    
 
Family and Juvenile Law      Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23   Fal 23   Spr 24 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Contracts    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    
  Related Clinical Offerings
    Juvenile & Family Law Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
 
Government and Public Law      Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23   Fal 23   Spr 24 
  Courses
    Administrative Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Civil Rights  View Sections     View Sections  
    Education Law    View Sections      
    Election Law    View Sections     View Sections
    Federal Courts  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    First Amendment    View Sections   View Sections  
    Immigration and Citizenship Law    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
    Statutory Interpretation    View Sections   View Sections  
 
Health Law      Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23   Fal 23   Spr 24 
  Courses
    Bioethics and Law  View Sections        
    Health Law II: Medical Malpractice Litigation  View Sections       View Sections
 
Intellectual Property, Technology and Telecommunication      Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23   Fal 23   Spr 24 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Introduction to Intellectual Property Law      View Sections View Sections  
  Courses
    Copyright  View Sections View Sections   View Sections  
    Cybersecurity  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Internet and Media Law      View Sections    
    Patent Law      View Sections   View Sections
    Patent Litigation  View Sections        
    Telecommunications Law and Policy    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 View Sections
    Technology Law and Policy Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Seminar: Advanced Information Privacy    View Sections     View Sections
 
International and Comparative Law      Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23   Fal 23   Spr 24 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    International Law  View Sections       View Sections
  Courses
    International Business Transactions      View Sections   View Sections
    International Dispute Settlement    View Sections   View Sections  
    International Environmental Law  View Sections     View Sections  
    International Human Rights Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    International Taxation  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
 
Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Social Policy      Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23   Fal 23   Spr 24 
  Courses
    Advanced Torts      View Sections   View Sections
    Jurisprudence  View Sections       View Sections
    Legal Ethics and Professionalism  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Seminar: Class and Law        View Sections  
    Seminar: Problems in Constitutional Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Seminar: Theory of Punishment  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
 
Litigation, Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution      Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23   Fal 23   Spr 24 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Evidence  View Sections View Sections 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
    Complex Civil Litigation  View Sections        
    Jury Selection and History      View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Law Practice Management      View Sections   View Sections
    Legal Negotiation    View Sections View Sections   View Sections
    Mediation        View Sections  
    Motions Advocacy    View Sections      
    Patent Litigation  View Sections        
    Trial Advocacy  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
    Appellate Advocacy Practicum  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Civil Practice Clinic I  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Criminal and Immigration Defense Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections   View Sections
    Criminal Defense Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Juvenile & Family Law Clinic  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
 
Property, Trust and Estates, and Land Use      Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23   Fal 23   Spr 24 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Wills and Trusts    View Sections   View Sections  
  Courses
    Construction Law      View Sections    
    Federal Estate and Gift Tax        View Sections  
    Public Land Law      View Sections   View Sections
 
Research and Writing      Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23   Fal 23   Spr 24 
  Courses
    Advanced Legal Research    View Sections      
    Colorado Legal Research    View Sections   View Sections  
    Judicial Opinion Writing  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Statutory Interpretation    View Sections   View Sections  
 
Seminars      Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23   Fal 23   Spr 24 
  Seminars
    Seminar: Advanced Corporate Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Seminar: Advanced Criminal Justice    View Sections      
    Seminar: Advanced Information Privacy    View Sections     View Sections
    Seminar: Advanced Natural Resources Law      View Sections    
    Seminar: Advanced Topics in American Indian Law    View Sections     View Sections
    Seminar: Class and Law        View Sections  
    Seminar: Tax Law, Economics and Policy    View Sections   View Sections  
    Seminar: Theory of Punishment  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
 
Taxation      Spr 22   Fal 22   Spr 23   Fal 23   Spr 24 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Income Taxation    View Sections View Sections View Sections  
  Courses
    Corporate Taxation  View Sections       View Sections
    Federal Estate and Gift Tax        View Sections  
    International Taxation  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Partnership Taxation    View Sections   View Sections  
  Seminars
    Seminar: Tax Law, Economics and Policy    View Sections   View Sections