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 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18   Spr 19 
  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
 
Business and Commercial Law      Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18   Spr 19 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Agency, Partnership and the LLC  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   View Sections  
    Bankruptcy    View Sections   View Sections  
    Business Planning          View Sections
    Corporations  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Deals          View Sections
    Insurance Law      View Sections    
    International Business Transactions      View Sections    
    Law Practice Management      View Sections    
    Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations  View Sections   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   View Sections
    Transactional Drafting  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Venture Capital and Private Equity    View Sections   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
    Seminar: Consumers and the Law    View Sections      
    Seminar: Counseling Families in Business  View Sections   View Sections    
    Seminar: Law and Economics of the Information Age    View Sections     View Sections
 
Criminal Law      Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18   Spr 19 
  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
    Capital Punishment in America    View Sections      
    Domestic Violence    View Sections      
    Post-Conviction Criminal Procedure    View Sections     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
    Wrongful Conviction      View Sections    
  Seminars
    Seminar: Advanced Criminal Justice        View Sections  
    Seminar: Criminal Law in Context:Legal and Social Images of Victims and Perpetrators        View Sections  
    Seminar: Theory of Punishment  View Sections View Sections View Sections    
 
Employment and Labor Law      Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18   Spr 19 
  Courses
    Employment Discrimination  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Employment Law    View Sections   View Sections  
    Labor Law        View Sections  
 
Environment and Natural Resources      Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18   Spr 19 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Environmental Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Foundations of Natural Resources Law  View Sections 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   View Sections
    Land Use Planning  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 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   View Sections    
 
Family and Juvenile Law      Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18   Spr 19 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Contracts    View Sections   View Sections  
    Family Law    View Sections   View Sections  
  Courses
    Domestic Violence    View Sections      
    Juvenile Justice      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
 
Government and Public Law      Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18   Spr 19 
  Courses
    Administrative Law  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  
    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  
    Local Government        View Sections  
    Poverty Law    View Sections     View Sections
    Refugee and Asylum Law      View Sections   View Sections
  Seminars
    Seminar: Constitutional Theory        View Sections  
 
Health Law      Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18   Spr 19 
  Courses
    Bioethics and Law  View Sections       View Sections
    Health Law and Policy: Access, Cost, Quality, Choice    View Sections   View Sections  
    Health Law II: Medical Malpractice Litigation  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
 
Intellectual Property, Technology and Telecommunication      Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18   Spr 19 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Introduction to Intellectual Property Law  View Sections View Sections   View Sections  
  Courses
    Copyright  View Sections View Sections   View Sections  
    Cybersecurity  View Sections View Sections   View Sections  
    Intellectual Property Counseling and Prosecution    View Sections     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: Law and Economics of the Information Age    View Sections     View Sections
    Seminar: Law and Economics of Utility Regulation    View Sections      
 
International and Comparative Law      Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18   Spr 19 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Foundations of International Legal Thought    View Sections      
    International Law    View Sections   View Sections  
  Courses
    Conflict of Laws        View Sections  
    Energy Justice  View Sections        
    International Business Transactions      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   View Sections
    International Taxation  View Sections        
  Seminars
    Seminar: Oil & International Relations    View Sections   View Sections  
 
Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Social Policy      Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18   Spr 19 
  Courses
    Conflict of Laws        View Sections  
    Economic Analysis of Law  View Sections       View Sections
    Foundations of International Legal Thought    View Sections      
    Jurisprudence          View Sections
    Legal Ethics and Professionalism  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Seminar: Class and Law        View Sections  
    Seminar: Constitutional Theory        View Sections  
    Seminar: Jurisprudence      View Sections    
    Seminar: Law and Economics of the Information Age    View Sections     View Sections
    Seminar: Problems in Constitutional Law          View Sections
    Seminar: Theory of Punishment  View Sections View Sections View Sections    
    Sexuality and the Law    View Sections   View Sections  
 
Litigation, Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution      Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18   Spr 19 
  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
    Arbitration    View Sections   View Sections  
    Complex Civil Litigation  View Sections   View Sections    
    Jury Selection and History      View Sections   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
    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
    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 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
 
Moot Court Competitions      Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18   Spr 19 
  Courses
    International Moot Court Competition    View Sections   View Sections  
 
Property, Trust and Estates, and Land Use      Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18   Spr 19 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Wills and Trusts  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
  Courses
    Construction Law      View Sections    
    Cultural Property Law    View Sections     View Sections
    Land Use Planning  View Sections       View Sections
    Public Land Law  View Sections   View Sections View Sections  
    Real Estate Planning      View Sections    
 
Research and Writing      Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18   Spr 19 
  Courses
    Advanced Legal Research    View Sections      
    Advanced Legal Writing  View Sections   View Sections View Sections View Sections
    Colorado Legal Research    View Sections      
    Judicial Opinion Writing  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Legal Interpretation and Legislative Process    View Sections   View Sections  
    Legal Research Skills for Practice  View Sections       View Sections
 
Seminars      Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18   Spr 19 
  Seminars
    Seminar: Advanced Corporate Law      View Sections   View Sections
    Seminar: Advanced Criminal Justice        View Sections  
    Seminar: Advanced Natural Resources Law  View Sections   View Sections    
    Seminar: Class and Law        View Sections  
    Seminar: Constitutional Theory        View Sections  
    Seminar: Jurisprudence      View Sections    
    Seminar: Law and Economics of the Information Age    View Sections     View Sections
    Seminar: Theory of Punishment  View Sections View Sections View Sections    
 
Taxation      Spr 17   Fal 17   Spr 18   Fal 18   Spr 19 
  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
    International Taxation  View Sections        
    Partnership Taxation    View Sections   View Sections