Offerings

Key:
+ subject to prerequisites, co-requisites, exclusions, or professor permission
1L first year required course
a extends over more than one quarter
c/l cross listed
e first-year elective
l Lecturer-taught seminar/simulation class
m seminar
p meets the professional responsibility/ethics requirement
r papers may meet substantial research paper (SRP) graduation requirement
s meets the professional skills requirement
u simulation class
w may meet writing project (WP) graduation requirement
x offering available for bidding
(#) the number of Law School credit hours earned for successful completion
  • Greenberg Seminar: Rebels

    LAWS 95902 - 14 (1) a, x
    In this seminar, which will meet in our home five times during the year, we will read and discuss biographies of women who have challenged the status quo, such as Emma Goldman, Margaret Sanger, Rosa Parks, Sandra Day O’Connor, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Preference is given to 3L students. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Autumn 2015
    Geoffrey R. Stone, Jane Dailey
  • Greenberg Seminar: Rebels

    LAWS 95902 - 14 a
    In this seminar, which will meet in our home five times during the year, we will read and discuss biographies of women who have challenged the status quo, such as Emma Goldman, Margaret Sanger, Rosa Parks, Sandra Day O’Connor, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Preference is given to 3L students. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Winter 2016
    Geoffrey R. Stone, Jane Dailey
  • Greenberg Seminar: Rebels

    LAWS 95902 - 14 a
    In this seminar, which will meet in our home five times during the year, we will read and discuss biographies of women who have challenged the status quo, such as Emma Goldman, Margaret Sanger, Rosa Parks, Sandra Day O’Connor, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Preference is given to 3L students. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Spring 2016
    Geoffrey R. Stone, Jane Dailey
  • Greenberg Seminar: Satan in Law and Literature

    LAWS 95902 - 06 (1) +, a
    The Prince of Darkness (aka Lucifer, Satan, Mephistopheles, The Old Man Down the Road, and many other aliases) has left a deep mark on all the arts, not least on literature. He is an irresistible magnet for performers, from Samuel Ramey to Jack Nicholson and Mick Jagger. And his cult remains vigorous in the United States, posing numerous challenges for law. We propose to study some leading works of literature in the tradition of Satanology, including works by Dante, Marlowe, Milton, Goethe, and John Updike. We will then look at recent cases involving the claims of Satanists. Prospective students should send to both instructors a statement indicating your background in literature and your reasons for interest in the course. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Autumn 2015
    Richard A. Posner, Martha Nussbaum
  • Greenberg Seminar: Satan in Law and Literature

    LAWS 95902 - 06 a
    The Prince of Darkness (aka Lucifer, Satan, Mephistopheles, The Old Man Down the Road, and many other aliases) has left a deep mark on all the arts, not least on literature. He is an irresistible magnet for performers, from Samuel Ramey to Jack Nicholson and Mick Jagger. And his cult remains vigorous in the United States, posing numerous challenges for law. We propose to study some leading works of literature in the tradition of Satanology, including works by Dante, Marlowe, Milton, Goethe, and John Updike. We will then look at recent cases involving the claims of Satanists. Prospective students should send to both instructors a statement indicating your background in literature and your reasons for interest in the course. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Winter 2016
    Richard A. Posner, Martha Nussbaum
  • Greenberg Seminar: Satan in Law and Literature

    LAWS 95902 - 06 +, a
    The Prince of Darkness (aka Lucifer, Satan, Mephistopheles, The Old Man Down the Road, and many other aliases) has left a deep mark on all the arts, not least on literature. He is an irresistible magnet for performers, from Samuel Ramey to Jack Nicholson and Mick Jagger. And his cult remains vigorous in the United States, posing numerous challenges for law. We propose to study some leading works of literature in the tradition of Satanology, including works by Dante, Marlowe, Milton, Goethe, and John Updike. We will then look at recent cases involving the claims of Satanists. Prospective students should send to both instructors a statement indicating your background in literature and your reasons for interest in the course. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Spring 2016
    Richard A. Posner, Martha Nussbaum
  • Greenberg Seminar: Slavery and its Aftermaths

    LAWS 95902 - 11 (1) a, x
    The legacy of American slavery looms today behind many public policy discussions about inequality, race, education, and housing policy. In this Greenberg, we aim to deepen understandings of slavery and its legacies, paying particular attention to economic issues. We will read inter alia histories of American slavery, Jim Crow, and peonage. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Autumn 2015
    Daniel Abebe, Aziz Huq
  • Greenberg Seminar: Slavery and its Aftermaths

    LAWS 95902 - 11 a
    The legacy of American slavery looms today behind many public policy discussions about inequality, race, education, and housing policy. In this Greenberg, we aim to deepen understandings of slavery and its legacies, paying particular attention to economic issues. We will read inter alia histories of American slavery, Jim Crow, and peonage. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Winter 2016
    Daniel Abebe, Aziz Huq
  • Greenberg Seminar: Slavery and its Aftermaths

    LAWS 95902 - 11 a
    The legacy of American slavery looms today behind many public policy discussions about inequality, race, education, and housing policy. In this Greenberg, we aim to deepen understandings of slavery and its legacies, paying particular attention to economic issues. We will read inter alia histories of American slavery, Jim Crow, and peonage. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Spring 2016
    Daniel Abebe, Aziz Huq
  • Greenberg Seminar: The Future

    LAWS 95902 - 12 (1) a, x
    This seminar examines both fictional depictions and non-fictional predictions about the future. Drawing from film, literature, and academic scholarship we will explore themes that include the rise of artificial intelligence, apocalyptical predictions, time travel, and dystopian societies, as well as the role of law and government. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Autumn 2015
    Erin Casey, Anthony Casey
  • Greenberg Seminar: The Future

    LAWS 95902 - 12 a
    This seminar examines both fictional depictions and non-fictional predictions about the future. Drawing from film, literature, and academic scholarship we will explore themes that include the rise of artificial intelligence, apocalyptical predictions, time travel, and dystopian societies, as well as the role of law and government. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Winter 2016
    Erin Casey, Anthony Casey
  • Greenberg Seminar: The Future

    LAWS 95902 - 12 a
    This seminar examines both fictional depictions and non-fictional predictions about the future. Drawing from film, literature, and academic scholarship we will explore themes that include the rise of artificial intelligence, apocalyptical predictions, time travel, and dystopian societies, as well as the role of law and government. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Spring 2016
    Erin Casey, Anthony Casey
  • Greenberg Seminar: The Natural History of Chicago

    LAWS 95902 - 08 (1) a, x
    Since the arrival of European settlers in the late 17th Century, human activity has worked great changes on the environment of the Chicago region, and yet, the environment continues to influence human – especially economic – activity in the region. This seminar will examine the interaction of economic development and ecological systems in the Chicago region. Topics may include the influence of Daniel Burnham’s “Plan of Chicago” and contemporary debates about the use of Chicago’s public spaces, prairie restoration and its controversies, and the future of the Great Lakes watershed. At least one of the seminar’s meetings will occur at and include a tour of a Cook County Forest Preserve; students will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to the Preserve. Meets Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016 only (credit cannot be allocated to Winter). Graded Pass/Fail.
    Autumn 2015
    Mark N. Templeton, Thomas J. Miles
  • Greenberg Seminar: The Natural History of Chicago

    LAWS 95902 - 08 a
    Since the arrival of European settlers in the late 17th Century, human activity has worked great changes on the environment of the Chicago region, and yet, the environment continues to influence human – especially economic – activity in the region. This seminar will examine the interaction of economic development and ecological systems in the Chicago region. Topics may include the influence of Daniel Burnham’s “Plan of Chicago” and contemporary debates about the use of Chicago’s public spaces, prairie restoration and its controversies, and the future of the Great Lakes watershed. At least one of the seminar’s meetings will occur at and include a tour of a Cook County Forest Preserve; students will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to the Preserve. Meets Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016 only (credit cannot be allocated to Winter). Graded Pass/Fail.
    Winter 2016
    Mark N. Templeton, Thomas J. Miles
  • Greenberg Seminar: The Natural History of Chicago

    LAWS 95902 - 08 a
    Since the arrival of European settlers in the late 17th Century, human activity has worked great changes on the environment of the Chicago region, and yet, the environment continues to influence human – especially economic – activity in the region. This seminar will examine the interaction of economic development and ecological systems in the Chicago region. Topics may include the influence of Daniel Burnham’s “Plan of Chicago” and contemporary debates about the use of Chicago’s public spaces, prairie restoration and its controversies, and the future of the Great Lakes watershed. At least one of the seminar’s meetings will occur at and include a tour of a Cook County Forest Preserve; students will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to the Preserve. Meets Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016 only (credit cannot be allocated to Winter). Graded Pass/Fail.
    Spring 2016
    Mark N. Templeton, Thomas J. Miles
  • Greenberg Seminar: Wine and the Law

    LAWS 95902 - 07 (1) a, x
    This seminar will consider the law and politics of wine production and regulation in the US and elsewhere. There will be an empirical research component. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Autumn 2015
    Tom Ginsburg, Jonathan Masur
  • Greenberg Seminar: Wine and the Law

    LAWS 95902 - 07 a
    This seminar will consider the law and politics of wine production and regulation in the US and elsewhere. There will be an empirical research component. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Winter 2016
    Tom Ginsburg, Jonathan Masur
  • Greenberg Seminar: Wine and the Law

    LAWS 95902 - 07 a
    This seminar will consider the law and politics of wine production and regulation in the US and elsewhere. There will be an empirical research component. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Spring 2016
    Tom Ginsburg, Jonathan Masur
  • Growth, Inequality, and the Welfare State

    LAWS 74102 - 01 (3) m, r, w, x
    This seminar will examine the dynamics that drive growth, the long-term evolution of inequality, and the concentration of wealth. In its institutional dimension, the seminar will analyze how the patterns of growth and inequality are correlated with the development of legal institutions (e.g., property rights, the law of contract, and the law of business organizations) and the welfare state. While the seminar will focus on cross-country analysis, special emphasis will be given to the study of growth and inequality in the United States. Topics will include: (i) economic theory background, (ii) patterns of growth, (iii) markets and contracts, (iv) torts and government insurance, (v) business organizations in incomplete markets, (vi) the minimal state and the provision of public goods, including infrastructure, education, and health care.
    Spring 2016
    Saura Masconale
  • Hate Crime

    LAWS 53704 - 01 (3) c/l, l, m, w, x
    This seminar will provide students with an overview of hate crime. The seminar will explore the emergence of modern hate crime laws in the United States and the legal controversies surrounding them. We will examine the challenges of data collection and the impact of data on policy analysis. Law enforcement and hate crime prosecution will be reviewed. The seminar will also consider the limits of the legal system to effectively address hate crime through conventional methods and discuss alternative options. Grading will be based on class participation and a final research paper.
    Autumn 2015
    Cynthia Shawamreh