College of Law Course Catalog - By Course Number

All electives are normally offered every year, except those marked with an asterisk (*) (every semester), two asterisks (**) (every other year), or three asterisks (***) (less than every other year).

500

Legal Writing and Advocacy I (required)

502, 503

Contracts I, II (required)

505

Property (required)

506, 507

Civil Procedure I, II (required)

508

Torts (required)

510

Criminal Law (required)

511

Basic Legal Research I (required)

512

Basic Legal Research II (required)

513

Legal Methods (required)

515, 516

Introduction to the Legal Profession: History, Culture and Values (required)

550

Constitutional Law I: The Federal System (required)

600

Constitutional Law II: 14th Amendment and Individual Rights (required)

601

Criminal Procedure: Police Investigation

602

Criminal Procedure: Adjudication

603

Advanced Torts: Economic and Dignitary Torts

606

Civil Claim Settlement Law

607

First Amendment

610

Family Law

613

Children in the Legal System

620

Trusts and Estates

623

Employment Law

625

Estate Planning

631

Secured Transactions

632

Trademark Law

633

Bankruptcy

635

Sales

636

Insurance Law

640

Business Associations I

641

Business Associations II

642

Illinois Civil Procedure

643

Professional Responsibility (required) *

646

International Human Rights

647

International Criminal Law

649

Workers' Compensation

650

Real Estate Transactions

653

Environmental Law **

654

Entertainment Law

655

Evidence *

657

Mindful Lawyer

660

Administrative Law

661

Federal Courts

662

Conflict of Laws

663

Legal History

664

Legislation

667

State and Municipal Law

668

Education Law

670

Labor Law

673

Bioethics Law

674

Health Law

675

Civil Rights

676

Bar Fundamentals Workshop

678

Landlord and Tenant Law

679

Poverty Law in Theory and Practice

681

Antitrust Law

683

Securities Regulation **

684

Remedies

686

Immigration Law

687

Intellectual Property Law

689

Copyright Law

690

Public International Law

691

Introduction to Federal Income Taxation

692

Taxation of Business Enterprises

694

International Business Transactions

696

Sexuality and the Law **

699A

Civil Law and Civil Lawyers: The French Experience

699B

The Legal System of the European Union

701

Legal Writing and Advocacy II

709

Business Planning

710

Legal Analysis: Skills and Strategies

712

Advanced Legal Research

720

Introduction to Lawyering Skills (required for all students matriculating Fall 2009 or later) *

722

Alternative Dispute Resolution ***

723

Mediation Theory and Practice

725

Trial Advocacy *

726

Advanced Trial Advocacy

727

Appellate Advocacy

729

Criminal Practice Skills

730

Advanced Legal Research: Prepare to Practice

731

Advanced Legal Research: Public Interest Research

732

Advanced Legal Research: Illinois Law

733

Writing for Practice

734

Negotiation

750

Appellate Lawyers Association Competition

751

Jessup Moot Court Competition

752

National Moot Court Competition

753

National Latina/o Law Student Association Competition

754

Client Counseling Competition

755

American Association for Justice Trial Advocacy Competition

756

Co-Curricular Competition *

781, 782, 783, 784

Law Review *

794

Directed Research – Writing Requirement

795

Directed Research *

805

Civil Justice Clinic

810

Criminal Defense Clinic

815

Health Advocacy Clinic

820

Foreclosure Mediation Clinic *

850, 851, 852, 853, 854, 855, 856, 857, 858

Externship Classroom Component *

900-914

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Credit Hour Definition

Northern Illinois University College of Law utilizes a definition of credit hour that is consistent with Federal guidelines and ABA standards. A credit hour is defined as an amount of work that reasonably approximates (1) not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and two hours of out-of-class student work per week for fifteen weeks, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or (2) at least an equivalent amount of work as required in subparagraph (1) of this definition for other academic activities—including simulation, field placement, clinical, co-curricular, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours—as determined by the College of Law.

For purpose of this definition, fifty minutes suffices for “one hour” of classroom or direct faculty instruction, but sixty minutes is required for “one hour” of out-of-class student work. The fifteen-week period includes one week for courses with a final examination.

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