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M. Todd Henderson : Courses and Seminars

American Indian Law
LAWS 80302
This seminar will consider two distinct bodies of law regarding the 565 federally recognized Indian tribes in the United States. First, we will study the law governing the relation between non-tribal law and tribal law. This is the law of treaties, federal jurisdiction, and sovereignty. The flavor for this part of the seminar will be international law, although with a decidedly American approach. Second, we will study the law within several prominent tribal areas. The Navajo Nation, for instance, has a court system that is roughly parallel to the American one, but with key differences for handling crimes, contracts, torts, and so on. The flavor for this part of the seminar will be comparative law, since we will compare how different legal rules develop in distinct but related legal systems.
Spring 2014
M. Todd Henderson
Federal Regulation of Securities
LAWS 42401
This course will consider the federal rules governing the issuance of securities (both equity and debt) by corporations. Special emphasis will be placed on interpreting two federal statutes and a body of rules promulgated by the administrative agency responsible for regulating public securities markets.
Winter 2014
M. Todd Henderson
Greenberg Seminar: Korea
LAWS 95902
Korea is a remarkable country. Politically, it remains divided along cold war lines, with one half still technically at war with the United States. The South is a relatively new democracy, but its politics are still dominated by the influence of powerful families (of both former dictators and powerful business groups). Economically, it is one of the most incredible success stories in history. In 1950, Korea was poorer than Egypt but today it has a per capita income about 8 times that of Egypt, and is one of the most dynamic economies in the world. Culturally, it is a paradox. Rigidly hierarchical and conservative, it has nevertheless produced some of the best books and films of the past several decades. In this Greenberg seminar, we will explore the richness of Korea through several avenues. We will discuss several fiction and non-fiction books, as well as a recent Korean film. Students will be required, to the extent class schedules permit, to attend part of a one-day workshop on the Korean Constitution of 1948 on Friday October 25. Korean food and drink will accompany each of the evening sessions.
Autumn 2013
Tom Ginsburg, M. Todd Henderson
Torts
LAWS 30611
The focus of this course, offered over two sequential quarters, is on the Anglo-American system (mainly judge-created) of the liability for personal injury to person or property. Special stress is laid on the legal doctrines governing accidental injury, such as negligence and strict liability, assumption of risk, and the duty requirement. The rules for determining damages in personal-injury cases are discussed. Alternative theories of tort liability, e.g., moral and economic, are compared. The student's grade is based on a single final examination at the end of the Winter quarter.
Autumn 2013
M. Todd Henderson
Torts
LAWS 30611
The focus of this course, offered over two sequential quarters, is on the Anglo-American system (mainly judge-created) of the liability for personal injury to person or property. Special stress is laid on the legal doctrines governing accidental injury, such as negligence and strict liability, assumption of risk, and the duty requirement. The rules for determining damages in personal-injury cases are discussed. Alternative theories of tort liability, e.g., moral and economic, are compared. The student's grade is based on a single final examination.
Winter 2014
M. Todd Henderson