Legal Practice and Ethics Courses

Professor David Zarfes

The courses listed below provide a taste of the Legal Practice and Ethics courses offered at the Law School, although no formal groupings exist in our curriculum. This list includes the courses taught in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. Not all of these courses are offered every year, but this list will give you a representative sample of the variety of courses we might offer over any two-year period. Other new courses will likely be offered during your time at the Law School.

PLEASE NOTE: This page does not include courses for the current academic year. To browse current course offerings, visit my.UChicago.

Abrams Environmental Law Clinic

Accounting and Financial Analysis

Advanced Civil Procedure

Advanced Contract Skills

Advanced Contracts: Sales Law for A Modern Economy

Advanced Legal Research

Advanced Legal Writing

Arbitration in the United States

The Board of Directors

Brief-writing and Appellate Advocacy Seminar

Business Planning

Business Strategy

Civil Rights Clinic: Police Accountability

Civil Rights Practicum

Class Action Controversies

Communications and Advocacy for Lawyers

Complex Litigation

Constitutional Decisionmaking

The Constitutional Rights of Minors from the Minors' Point of View

Contract Drafting and Review

Contract Law for LLM Students

Corporate Compliance and Business Integration

Criminal and Juvenile Justice Project Clinic

Divorce Practice and Procedure

Drafting Contracts: The Problem of Ambiguity

Entrepreneurship and the Law

Ethical Quandaries in Legal Practice

Ethics for Transactional Lawyers

Exoneration Project Clinic

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic

Federal Criminal Justice Practice and Issues

Federal Criminal Practice

Good with Words: A Writing Workshop

Hellenistic Ethics

Hopi Law Practicum

Housing Initiative Transactional Clinic

Innovation Clinic

Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship

Intensive Negotiation Seminar

Intensive Trial Practice Workshop

International Arbitration

International Human Rights Clinic

Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic

Judicial Opinions and Judicial Opinion Writing

The Law and Ethics of Lawyering

Law and Practice of Zoning, Land Use, and Eminent Domain

Law and Public Policy:  Case Studies in Problem Solving

Legal Elements of Accounting

Legal Profession

Legal Profession: Ethics

Legal Profession: Ethics in Government and Public Interest Legal Practice

Litigation Laboratory

Mental Health Advocacy Clinic

Modern Professional Responsibility

Moot Court Boot Camp

Negotiating Merger and Acquisition Agreements


Partnership Taxation

Poverty and Housing Law Clinic

Pre-Trial Advocacy

Pretrial Litigation:  Strategy and Advocacy

Private Equity Transactions: Issues and Documentation

Professional Responsibility and the Legal Profession

Professional Responsibility: Representing Business Organizations

Prosecution and Defense Clinic

Restructuring in Bankruptcy: Strategy and Tactics

The Role and Practice of the State Attorney General

Strategic Considerations in Securities and Corporate Governance Litigation

Strategies and Processes of Negotiations

Structuring Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Entrepreneurial Transactions

Supreme Court Strategy, Administrative Jurisprudence, and the Law

Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenant Litigation

Trial Advocacy

U.S. Supreme Court: Theory and Practice

World Bank Practicum

Writing and Research in the US Legal System

Writing for the Judiciary