2017-18 Bulletin of the Duke University School of Law

Curriculum 78 investment-treaty arbitration. Students will develop advocacy skills used by practitioners to resolve international disputes—and to shape the future of these global institutions. Students who have taken LAW 310, International Dispute Resolution, may NOT take this course. Instructor: Mellske. 0.5 units. 857. Lawyering in the Executive Branch. This course examines questions surrounding the intersection of law and policy when advancing a President’s agenda, and the role of the lawyer in meeting the needs of the client agency in the context of broader Administration priorities. Through a combination of presentations, group exercises, and simulations, students will be exposed to the work of executive branch lawyers. There will be special emphasis on attorney-client relationships within the Executive Office of the President as well as interagency legal interaction. Instructor: Faculty. 0.5 units. 858. Obtaining Electronic Evidence. This course will provide students with an overview of electronic evidence collection and allow them to work through some of the contemporary challenges facing both prosecutors and corporate counsel. Instructor: Faculty. 0.5 units. 859. Antitrust and Sports. This course will begin by examining leading cases dealing with the intersection of sports and antitrust, putting them in the broader context of joint venture analysis and examining whether there are special considerations in the context of sports leagues. Instructor: Faculty. 0.5 units. 860. Trademark Protection and the Changing Landscape of the Internet. The first phase of the course will provide an overview of protecting and defending client brand’s in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings. The second phase of the course will explore what protecting trademarks looks like in the changing landscape of the internet—in particular the second phase of the course will explore the creation and delegation of new domain name extensions and the trademark owner’s concerns regarding the same. Instructor: Faculty. 0.5 units. 861. Blockchain and Smart Contracts. This course will delve into the revolutionary technology of the distributed ledger (blockchain protocol) to explore the smart contracts it makes possible and the opportunities and risks presented by its application to financial transactions, etc. Instructor: Faculty. 0.5 units. 862. All About the Benefits: An Introduction to ERISA and Employee Benefits. Employee benefits (e.g., pension, health & welfare, and disability plans) are significant balance sheet issues for companies and governments alike. This course will provide an introduction to the broad and deep federal statute that governs such issues (ERISA) and explore recent significant events in the field, such as the City of Detroit bankruptcy, the impact of the legalization of same-sex marriage on benefit plans, and pension de-risking transactions. Instructor: Faculty. 0.5 units. Judicial Studies Courses 319JS. Analytical Methods. This course will focus on developing literacy in quantitative and formal analysis in the social sciences, including statistics, empirical evidence, and game theory. The course is designed for students without social science backgrounds and will provide a foundation for reading and interpreting statistics, studies, and other quantitative methods or evidence judges may encounter. Instructor: de Figueiredo. 1 unit. 504JS. Foreign Law in U.S. Courts. U.S. judges are confronted with foreign law in a variety of situations—forum non conveniens, choice of law, recognition of foreign judgments, etc. This course serves as an introduction into how foreign law can, in these situations, be properly understood and applied. It thus serves also as an introduction to comparative law for U.S. judges. Instructor: Michaels. 1 unit. 507JS. Study of the Judiciary. This course will focus on the study of the judiciary, and will address empirical, biographical, and jurisprudential areas of inquiry. Students will read papers and evaluate studies on many aspects of the judiciary. Teaching will be divided among scholars with various perspectives on the study of the judiciary, including those who criticize certain approaches to the general field. Instructors: Gulati and Knight. 2 units. 532JS. Finance for Judges. The purpose of this course is to familiarize sitting judges with the latest developments in finance in general and corporate finance in particular. The goal is to provide judges with information that will allow them to better understand the reports and testimony of financial experts and to assess their credentials and evidence in judicial proceedings. Instructor: M. Bradley. 1 unit. 533JS. Principles of Financial Regulation. This course will review the general principles of financial regulation that have emerged since the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. Particular focus will be placed on United States banking regulation and reforms (known as the Dodd- Frank framework). The principles will, however, address principles generally established across many jurisdictions. This is also an era of impending new reform, in the United States at least, so we will also review the legislative and regulatory changes currently under consideration. As we go through these principles, particular cases with almost-iconic significance will be used to illustrate the key features of the regulatory framework. Department consent required. Instructor: Baxter. 1 unit. 541JS. Qualitative Research and the Judiciary. This course will provide an overview of qualitative methods of research, with a focus on conducting interviews. Instructor: Levy. 1 unit. 545JS. Comparative Federalism. This course will explore the history and political theory of federalism, divergent models of federalism (e.g., dual federalism, process federalism, cooperative federalism), the relationship between federalism and political identity, and the role of courts in enforcing federalism, with some attention to comparisons with other federal systems in Europe, Canada, and Australia. Instructors: Lemos and Young. 1 unit. 552JS. Judges’ Seminar. The purpose of this seminar is to examine how judicial institutions and individual judges approach particularly complex and interesting problems. The sessions also will present the opportunity to expand on judicial treatment of these problems in order to advance and expand conceptions and principles for the improvement of the judicial profession. Instructors: McGovern and Rosenthal. 1 unit. 558JS. American Constitutional Interpretation. This course will examine the interpretation of statutes and constitutions, both in theory and in practice. The first part of the course will focus on statutory interpretation. The second part of the course will focus on constitutional