2017-18 Bulletin of the Duke University School of Law

Curriculum 55 Curriculum Duke Law School has an extensive curriculum site online. For more information, see http ://law.duke.edu/academics . First-Year Curriculum 101. Foundations of Law. In the Fall of the first year, this 5 week long signature course exposes students to foundational legal concepts and forms of legal argument and analysis. It introduces you to the history of American legal thought and the way that history shapes your education today, to the economic analysis of law and to the–often contentious–fights over legal methodology. It is designed to supply some of the connections among and between the courses in your legal education, to deepen your skills, improve your understanding and give you a better “toolkit” for the rest of your legal education and your legal career. Instructor: Boyle. 1 unit. 110. Civil Procedure. A consideration of the basic problems of civil procedure designed to acquaint students with the fundamental stages and concerns of litigation. Instructor: Jones, Lemos, Levy, Miller, Metzloff, or Sachs. 4.5 units. 120. Constitutional Law. An examination of the distribution of and limitations upon governmental authority under the Constitution of the United States. Instructor: Adler, Blocher, Charles, Powell, Purdy, Siegel, or Young. 4.5 units. 130. Contracts. The formation and legal operations of contracts, their assignment, their significance to third parties, and their relationship to restitution and commercial law developments. Instructor: Bartlett, Greene, Gulati, Haagen, Reichman, Richman, or Weistart. 4.5 units. 140. Criminal Law. An introductory study of the law of crimes and the administration of criminal justice. Instructor: Beale, S. Buell, J. Coleman, Farahany, or Grunwald. 4.5 units. 160. Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing. An introductory study of the various forms of legal writing and modes of legal research. The principal goal of this course is the mastery of the basic tools of legal analysis, writing, and research. Year-long course. Student will receive 4 hours credit upon successful completion of the second half of the course. Instructor: Bahnson, Baker, Behrens, Mock, Morgan, Most, Mullem, Olejnikova, Powell, Ragazzo, Reeves, Rich, Scott, Strauss, or Thompson. 4 units. 170. Property. A study of the basic concepts of ownership of resources such as land, objects and ideas. Instructor: Blocher, Richman, Schroeder, or Wiener. 4.5 units. 180. Torts. An analysis of liability for personal injuries and injuries to property. Instructor: Beskind, Boyle, D. Coleman, or DeMott. 4.5 units. Upper-Level Curriculum Basic Courses 200. Administrative Law. A study of administrative agencies and legislative authority, information gathering and withholding, rule-making and order-formulating proceedings, judicial review of administrative actions, and constitutional limitations on administrative powers. Instructor: Adler, Benjamin, or Rai. 3 units. 201. Legal Writing: Craft & Style. The goal of this course is to learn to effectively edit written work—our own or that of others—by reviewing principles of clear, concise, cohesive, and (yes) stylish writing. Instructor: Magat. 2 units. 202. Art Law. This course will cover a number of intersections between the law and the people and institutions who constitute the world of the visual arts, including artists, museums, collectors, dealers, and auctioneers. Instructor: DeMott. 2 units. 203. Business Strategy for Lawyers. The course is designed to introduce a wide variety of modern strategy frameworks and methodologies, including methods for assessing the strength of competition, for understanding relative bargaining power, for anticipating competitors’ actions, for analyzing cost and value structures and their relevance to competition, and for assessing potential changes in the scope of the firm (diversification and vertical integration). Basic mastery of these tools has relevance to everyone seeking a career in business or those advising business managers or executives. Instructor: de Figueiredo. 3 units. 205. Antitrust. This course covers the fundamentals of United States antitrust law as well as the underlying legal and economic theory. Topics include (i) horizontal restraints of trade such as cartels, oligopolies, and joint ventures; (ii) monopolization and the conduct of dominant firms; (iii) vertical restraints of trade between suppliers and customers such as resale price maintenance, territorial and customer restrictions, tying arrangements, exclusive dealing contracts, bundled and loyalty pricing; (iv) mergers; and (v) the intersection between antitrust and other areas of law, such as procedure, intellectual property, and the First Amendment. Instructor: Richman. 3 units. 206. International Arbitration. In today’s global economy, parties to cross-border commercial transactions increasingly choose to resolve their disputes through arbitration. This course introduces students to the law and practice of international arbitration. Among other things, the course will consider the formation and enforcement of arbitration agreements; the conduct of arbitral proceedings; the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards; the international conventions, national laws, and institutional arbitration rules that govern the arbitral