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 16   Fal 16   Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18 
  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 View Sections
  Seminars
    Advanced Topics in American Indian Law  View Sections View Sections        
 
Business and Commercial Law      Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18 
  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
    Corporations  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Deals  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  
    Regulation of Financial Institutions          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
    Advanced Corporate Law  View Sections       View Sections  
    Consumers and the Law  View Sections     View Sections    
    Counseling Families in Business      View Sections   View Sections  
    Law and Economics of the Information Age        View Sections    
 
Criminal Law      Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18 
  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    
    Domestic Violence        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 View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Criminal Defense Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Wrongful Conviction          View Sections  
  Seminars
    Advanced Criminal Justice            View Sections
    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 View Sections View Sections  
 
Employment and Labor Law      Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18 
  Courses
    Employment Discrimination  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 16   Fal 16   Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18 
  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      
    Energy Law and Regulation    View Sections   View Sections    
    International Environmental Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Land Use Planning  View Sections   View Sections      
    Mining and Mineral Development 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  
  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  
 
Family and Juvenile Law      Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18 
  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      
  Related Clinical Offerings
    Juvenile & Family Law Clinic  View Sections   View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
 
Government and Public Law      Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18 
  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        
    Federal Courts  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections View Sections
    First Amendment  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   View Sections
    Local Government    View Sections       View Sections
    Poverty Law        View Sections    
    Refugee and Asylum Law    View Sections     View Sections  
  Seminars
    Constitutional Theory  View Sections         View Sections
 
Health Law      Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18 
  Courses
    Bioethics and Law      View Sections      
    Health Law I: Finance, Administration and Organization of Health Care  View Sections View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Health Law II: Medical Malpractice Litigation  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
 
Intellectual Property, Technology and Telecommunication      Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Introduction to Intellectual Property Law  View Sections   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          
    Patent Law    View Sections   View Sections    
    Patent Litigation  View Sections       View Sections  
    Privacy and Security in the Digital Age      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    
  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
    Law and Economics of the Information Age        View Sections    
    Law and Economics of Utility Regulation  View Sections     View Sections    
 
International and Comparative Law      Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Foundations of International Legal Thought        View Sections    
    International Law    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
  Courses
    Conflict of Laws            View Sections
    Energy Justice      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   View Sections  
    International Taxation      View Sections      
  Seminars
    Oil & International Relations    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
 
Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Social Policy      Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18 
  Courses
    Conflict of Laws            View Sections
    Economic Analysis of Law  View Sections   View Sections      
    Foundations of International Legal Thought        View Sections    
    Legal Ethics and Professionalism  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Class and Law    View Sections       View Sections
    Constitutional Theory  View Sections         View Sections
    Jurisprudence    View Sections     View Sections  
    Law and Economics of the Information Age        View Sections    
    Sexuality and the Law    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Speech, Religion, and Equality: Constitutional Values in Tension    View Sections        
    Theory of Punishment  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections  
 
Litigation, Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution      Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Evidence  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Evidence and Trial Practice    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
    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      
    Motions Advocacy  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
  Related Clinical Offerings
    American Indian Law Clinic  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
    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 & 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 View Sections
 
Moot Court Competitions      Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18 
  Courses
    International Moot Court Competition        View Sections   View Sections
 
Property, Trust and Estates, and Land Use      Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Wills and Trusts      View Sections   View Sections  
  Courses
    Construction Law          View Sections  
    Cultural Property Law        View Sections    
    Estate Planning  View Sections          
    Federal Estate and Gift Tax    View Sections        
    Land Use Planning  View Sections   View Sections      
    Public Land Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections View Sections
    Real Estate Planning          View Sections  
 
Research and Writing      Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18 
  Courses
    Advanced Legal Research    View Sections   View Sections    
    Advanced Legal Writing  View Sections View Sections View Sections   View Sections View Sections
    Colorado Legal Research    View Sections   View Sections    
    Judicial Opinion Writing  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Legal Interpretation and Legislative Process  View Sections View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Legal Research Skills for Practice      View Sections      
 
Seminars      Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18 
  Seminars
    Advanced Corporate Law  View Sections       View Sections  
    Advanced Criminal Justice            View Sections
    Advanced Natural Resources Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Advanced Topics in American Indian Law  View Sections View Sections        
    Class and Law    View Sections       View Sections
    Constitutional Theory  View Sections         View Sections
    Jurisprudence    View Sections     View Sections  
    Law and Economics of the Information Age        View Sections    
    Tax Law, Economics and Policy    View Sections        
    Theory of Punishment  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections  
 
Taxation      Spr 16   Fal 16   Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18 
  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  
    Estate Planning  View Sections          
    Federal Estate and Gift Tax    View Sections        
    International Taxation      View Sections      
    Partnership Taxation    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
  Seminars
    Tax Law, Economics and Policy    View Sections