Summer Online Courses 2019

Course Offerings

UNH Law School will allow JD students from other law schools to enroll as Visiting Students for Summer 2019 to take online courses taught by well-known faculty. The available courses are:

ASYNCHRONOUS COURSES—3 credits
Weekly Assignments You Can Complete at Your Own Pace

  • Conflict of Laws 
    Dean Erin O’Hara O’Connor
    Examines the legal problems that arise when an occurrence or a case cuts across state or national boundaries: Jurisdiction of courts, enforceability of foreign judgments, and choice of applicable law. The focus is on the policies, the rules of law, and the constitutional requirements in private interstate law.
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  • Consumer Law 
    Professor Katie Porter
    Examines contemporary consumer law, situating its statutes in the common law of tort and contract. The class is organized around a consumer transaction, including how businesses attract consumers, the terms of the products or services purchased, and the remedies or enforcement tools available if the deal goes awry. In addition to longstanding important topics such as unfair or deceptive acts and practices, warranties, and consumer credit law, the class examines how the consumer law landscape is changing. Issues include technological advances that raise privacy concerns; the increase in automobile debt and student loans; and the work of the newest federal agency, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This class will not be exclusively about “consumer protection” but instead will consider consumer law from multiple viewpoints, including those of businesses that are regulated by consumer law and those of policymakers who are charged with protecting the public interest in a fair marketplace.
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  • Copyright Law 
    Professor Tonya Evans
    Explores these legal complexities and relevant policy considerations in light of 21st century realities. This course surveys the domestic and international laws and policies of copyright law, with a secondary emphasis on related areas of law such as rights of publicity, unfair competition, contractual protection of ideas, and new technologies in varying degrees. Topics to be covered include the subject matter of copyright; ownership and transfer of copyrights; the rights afforded to copyright owners in the US and via international treaties and conventions; duration of protection; infringement; and remedies. The course will include guest speakers who are involved in cutting edge issues in copyright, which will allow students to hear directly from and start networking with practitioners and others involved in copyright law.
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  • Corporate Finance 
    Dean Andrew Morriss
    Designed to provide students with an understanding of the funding sources and the structure of corporate financial transactions. The course will focus on the tools necessary for a lawyer to render legal opinions in the financial sector; and will help students understand the finances behind negotiating a merger, taking a client private (LBO) or public (IPO) and litigation of complex class actions and derivative suits. Topics covered include: time value of money, workings of capital markets, valuation, basic accounting, and basic corporate securities.
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  • Economics for Lawyers 
    Dean Henry Butler
    Exposes students to a broad survey of economic, statistical, financial and accounting concepts which play a crucial role in determining the outcome of legal disputes. Students will not become experts in these technical areas but will be exposed to both the mechanics and subtleties of these tools. The goal is to educate and train students so that they will be better prepared to understand a dispute, craft an argument, or prepare a witness.
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  • Health Law 
    Professor Jessica Mantel
    An introduction to the regulation of the American health care system and the physician-patient relationship. Healthcare is one of the most regulated industries in the United States and currently accounts for approximately 18 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product. In addition, the industry is going through a tremendous restructuring in how health care is organized, delivered, and paid for, in part as a result of the Affordable Care Act (more commonly referred to as “Obamacare”) and in part due to market forces and technological developments. This course provides students with an understanding of the laws governing the physician-patient relationship and how the health care system is currently organized, financed, and regulated.
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  • Insurance Law 
    Professor Maria Hylton
    Designed to introduce students to the basic principles governing the creation, sale and enforcement of the most common forms of insurance in the U.S. Students will be introduced to the following insurance lines: personal liability, professional liability, commercial general liability, homeowners, automobile, life and casualty and health. The peculiarities of each line will be discussed as well as the problems common to all lines: moral hazard, adverse selection and outright fraud. The social function of insurance as well as historical anomalies are covered in order to give the student the broadest possible exposure to the issues lawyers confront regularly in this area of practice.
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  • Intellectual Property 
    Dean Megan Carpenter
    All about human creativity and ingenuity. It includes inventions and know-how, art and music, designs and branding. Intellectual property law is the legal framework we use to determine, apportion, secure, and leverage these rights in the marketplace. By the end of the semester, students taking this course should have an overview of trade secrets and a solid knowledge of the basics of patent law, copyright law, and trademark law in the United States as derived from the pertinent federal statutes and through case law and administrative actors. Students should also understand the relationship between intellectual property and global development, as well as how intellectual property is used in the marketplace through competition and antitrust law. Students should be able to spot intellectual property law issues and sketch out the steps a conscientious lawyer might take in handling intellectual property law disputes. 
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  • International Business Transactions 
    Professor Daniel Chow
    A general course covering the fundamental issues that affect business in today’s global marketplace. Topics covered include legal issues associated with financing commercial transactions, transnational contracts, and foreign direct investment in countries abroad. The course will emphasize the role of international trade institutions, GATT treaties, and federal trade law.
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  • International Sales & Commercial Arbitration 
    Professor Jack Graves
    Provides an overview of the law governing international sales of goods and international commercial arbitration, focusing primarily on the U.N. Convention on the International Sale of Goods, the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, and the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.
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  • National Security: Counterterrorism 
    Professor Amos Guiora
    An in-depth look at counterterrorism in the United States. Examines the competing conceptions and definitions of terrorism at the national level and the institutions and processes designed to execute the national security on terrorism. Includes the study of the balance between national security interests and civil liberties found in the following topical areas: relevant Supreme Court decisions, legislative provisions in response to acts of terrorism, operational counter-terrorism considerations (including targeted killing), intelligence gathering (including interrogations), policy recommendations, the use of military tribunals or civil courts in trying suspected terrorists, the emerging law regarding enemy combatants and their detention, and the arguable need for new self-defense doctrines at the global level.
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  • Trademark 
    Professor Alexandra Roberts
    Examines the precepts of trademark and unfair competition law. We will investigate issues of ownership, registration, misappropriation, infringement, and dilution in the context of words, phrases, symbols, slogans, product design, and trade dress. The course will also explore related issues such as false and comparative advertising, rights of publicity, and parody and free speech.
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*The above faculty, experts in their fields, designed their courses and may be assisted in evaluating student work.

SYNCHRONOUS COURSES

  • Business Associations—4 credits 
    Professor David Epstein
    Focuses on Legal aspects of typical American enterprise structures, including partnerships and corporations. The elements of agency relations are included. Emphasis is upon the control, management, financing, and regulation of closely held corporations, the legal responsibilities of directors, the duties of dominant shareholders of both publicly and closely held corporations, and the remedies for enforcement of breaches of those duties.
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    • Monday-Thursday 6:00-8:00pm ET
  • Family Law—3 credits 
    Professor Robin Wilson
    Provides and introduction to marriage and the family as the basic social unit in Western society. Topics include marriage, divorce, annulment, separate maintenance, alimony, child custody and support, antenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, adoption, legitimacy, and minority.
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    • Monday-Thursday 12:00-1:30pm ET
  • Professional Responsibility—3 credits 
    Professor John Dzienkowski
    Considers some of the history of the profession, training for the practice, the lawyer in the office, the lawyer and the public, the lawyer as lawmaker, limitations on personal conduct, the lawyer as judge, the canons of professional ethics, and many other incidents to the practice.
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    • Monday-Thursday 8:30-10:00pm ET

How It Works

  • Access the courses anywhere you have internet
  • Lectures and assignments are assigned weekly and can be completed on a schedule that works for you
  • Online format allows you to take the course while working
  • Utilize live, online office hours with your professor
  • Engage with your professor and classmates on class assignments
  • Take your final exam online; grading follows UNH Law’s academic policy
  • Comprehensive orientation ensures your comfort with the technology
  • 24/7 email and phone support

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HOW TO GET STARTED


AT YOUR HOME SCHOOL:

You will need to receive permission from your Academic Associate Dean. 

Please click here to download a Letter of Good Standing and Credit Transfer Request you will need your Associate Dean to fill out and return to you. 

You should include the relevant course syllabi (found after the course description on the right) when submitting your request to your Associate Dean.


FOR UNH:

Once you have your home school's approval, then you will need to click here to submit your Visiting Student Request Form to UNH Law, attaching the completed Letter of Good Standing and Credit Transfer Request.


Should you have any questions, 
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