Course Descriptions

Summer 2014 Class Descriptions

Tax I (Paul L. Caron)

3 credit(s), Standard Letter Graded
Concentration(s): Taxation (MSLS), Taxation (LLMC)

Tax I provides students with an understanding of the basic principles of federal income tax, including gross income, deductions, tax accounting, capital transactions and income shifting. There will be a final examination at the end of the course. Students are required to use an I-clicker and register it prior to the second class, and to bring the i-clicker to each class.

Note: Required for upper-class students.

Trademark Strategy Skills (Dana Robinson, Marcel Saucet)

3 credit(s), H/P/L/F Graded
Requirement(s): Skills
Concentration(s): Intellectual Property Law (MSLS), Intellectual Property Law (LLMG), Intellectual Property (LLMC), Intellectual Property (JD)

Brand and trademark strategies are primary skills not only in for-profit companies, but also non-profits, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs). This hands-on, skills course will provide an introduction to how trademarks are used by NGOs, specifically the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations (WCPUN), to protect its brands internationally. Specific topics include the role of trademarks in promoting sustainable development, the role trademarks play in international brand strategy, and the various U.S. and international trademark laws and procedures NGOs must follow. The majority of the course will consist of lectures and a study case. Students will prepare legal memoranda in teams for WCPUN. The course will be graded on a 4 tier pass-fail basis. Prerequisites: Students must have taken IP Survey, Trademark Law, Trademarks Seminar, or International IP to be eligible for this course.

Trusts & Estates (Dennis Lilly)

3 credit(s), Standard Letter Graded

This survey course provides an introduction to non-tax aspects of estate planning and the law of gratuitous transfers, including inter vivos gifts, intestate succession, wills, will substitutes, trusts, fiduciary administration, and future interests.

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