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 19   Fal 19   Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21 
  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
    Seminar: Advanced Topics in American Indian Law            View Sections
 
Business and Commercial Law      Spr 19   Fal 19   Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21 
  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    
    Arbitration    View Sections       View Sections
    Bankruptcy    View Sections     View Sections  
    Business Planning  View Sections       View Sections  
    Corporations  View Sections View Sections View Sections   View Sections  
    Deals: Engineering Financial Transactions  View Sections   View Sections      
    Insurance Law          View Sections  
    International Business Transactions      View Sections      
    Law Practice Management          View Sections  
    Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations  View Sections       View Sections  
    Regulation of Financial Institutions      View Sections View Sections    
    Secured Transactions      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
    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 View Sections
  Seminars
    Seminar: Advanced Corporate Law  View Sections View Sections     View Sections  
    Seminar: Law and Economics of the Information Age  View Sections          
    Seminar: Securities Litigation and Enforcement            View Sections
 
Criminal Law      Spr 19   Fal 19   Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21 
  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    
    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   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   View Sections
    Seminar: Theory of Punishment    View Sections        
 
Employment and Labor Law      Spr 19   Fal 19   Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21 
  Courses
    Employment Discrimination  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Employment Law    View Sections     View Sections View Sections
    Labor Law    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
 
Environment and Natural Resources      Spr 19   Fal 19   Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21 
  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  
    International Environmental Law  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 View Sections
  Seminars
    Seminar: Advanced Natural Resources Law      View Sections   View Sections  
 
Family and Juvenile Law      Spr 19   Fal 19   Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Contracts    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Family Law      View Sections View Sections    
  Courses
    Domestic Violence    View Sections   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 View Sections
 
Government and Public Law      Spr 19   Fal 19   Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21 
  Courses
    Administrative Law      View Sections   View Sections  
    Civil Rights      View Sections   View Sections  
    Education Law        View Sections    
    Election Law  View Sections         View Sections
    Federal Courts      View Sections      
    First Amendment  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Immigration and Citizenship Law  View Sections View Sections     View Sections View Sections
    Local Government        View Sections    
    Poverty Law  View Sections         View Sections
    Refugee and Asylum Law  View Sections   View Sections View Sections    
    Statutory Interpretation        View Sections    
    Supreme Court Decision Making          View Sections  
  Seminars
    Seminar: Constitutional Theory    View Sections   View Sections    
 
Health Law      Spr 19   Fal 19   Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21 
  Courses
    Bioethics and Law  View Sections   View Sections View Sections    
    Health Law and Policy: Access, Cost, Quality, Choice    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Health Law II: Medical Malpractice Litigation  View Sections       View Sections  
 
Intellectual Property, Technology and Telecommunication      Spr 19   Fal 19   Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Introduction to Intellectual Property Law    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
  Courses
    Copyright      View Sections View Sections    
    Cybersecurity      View Sections   View Sections  
    Intellectual Property Counseling and Licensing  View Sections View Sections        
    Patent Law  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections View Sections
    Telecommunications Law and Policy    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
    Technology Law and Policy Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
  Seminars
    Seminar: Advanced Information Privacy          View Sections  
    Seminar: Law and Economics of the Information Age  View Sections          
 
International and Comparative Law      Spr 19   Fal 19   Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Foundations of International Legal Thought        View Sections    
    International Law    View Sections   View Sections    
  Courses
    Conflict of Laws    View Sections   View Sections    
    International Business Transactions      View Sections      
    International Criminal Law            View Sections
    International Environmental Law  View Sections          
    International Human Rights Law  View Sections View Sections     View Sections  
  Seminars
    Seminar: Advanced Comparative Law            View Sections
    Seminar: Oil & International Relations    View Sections   View Sections    
 
Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Social Policy      Spr 19   Fal 19   Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21 
  Courses
    Conflict of Laws    View Sections   View Sections    
    Economic Analysis of Law  View Sections   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
  Seminars
    Seminar: Class and Law    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Seminar: Constitutional Theory    View Sections   View Sections    
    Seminar: Law and Economics of the Information Age  View Sections          
    Seminar: Problems in Constitutional Law  View Sections       View Sections  
    Seminar: Speech, Religion, and Equality: Constitutional Values in Tension    View Sections   View Sections    
    Seminar: Theory of Punishment    View Sections        
 
Litigation, Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution      Spr 19   Fal 19   Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Evidence  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
    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          
    Mediation  View Sections       View Sections  
    Motions Advocacy  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections 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
    Appellate Advocacy Practicum      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 View Sections
    Natural Resources & Environmental Law Clinic  View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections View Sections
 
Moot Court Competitions      Spr 19   Fal 19   Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21 
  Courses
    International Moot Court Competition    View Sections        
 
Property, Trust and Estates, and Land Use      Spr 19   Fal 19   Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21 
  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     View Sections    
    Land Use Planning  View Sections       View Sections  
    Public Land Law      View Sections   View Sections View Sections
 
Research and Writing      Spr 19   Fal 19   Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21 
  Courses
    Advanced Legal Research    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Advanced Legal Writing  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Colorado Legal Research    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Judicial Opinion Writing  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Legal Research Skills for Practice  View Sections          
    Statutory Interpretation        View Sections    
 
Seminars      Spr 19   Fal 19   Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21 
  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  
    Seminar: Advanced Natural Resources Law      View Sections   View Sections  
    Seminar: Advanced Topics in American Indian Law            View Sections
    Seminar: Class and Law    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    Seminar: Constitutional Theory    View Sections   View Sections    
    Seminar: Law and Economics of the Information Age  View Sections          
    Seminar: Theory of Punishment    View Sections        
 
Taxation      Spr 19   Fal 19   Spr 20   Fal 20   Spr 21   Fal 21 
  Prerequisites or Recommended Basic Courses
    Income Taxation  View Sections View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
  Courses
    Corporate Taxation  View Sections   View Sections   View Sections  
    Partnership Taxation    View Sections   View Sections   View Sections
    State and Local Taxation    View Sections       View Sections