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William S. Richardson School of Law

LAW 099 Exchange Student Program (V)

Designed for students accepted to participate in an exchange program while enrolled at William S. Richardson School of Law. Must obtain prior approval for the transfer credits. LAW majors only. CR/NC only.

LAW 501 Organizing for Social Change (V)

Examines conditions that lead people to become active, self-governing agents. Covered are strategies and tactics of organizers, history of social change movements, anti-subordination theories of justice and organizing case studies. Repeatable up to four credits. (Once a year)

LAW 503 Historic Preservation Law (V)

Introduction to the protection of cultural, archaeological, and historical resources with emphasis on key federal and state laws. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as HWST 653)

LAW 504 Lawyering Fundamentals I (V)

Comprehensive program that teaches students the analytical and presentational skills necessary for excellent legal writing. Introduces students to legal problem solving and writing through the types of documents lawyers prepare in practice.

LAW 505 Lawyering Fundamentals II (V)

A comprehensive program that teaches students the analytical and presentational skills necessary for excellent legal writing. Introduces skills and strategies for preparing written legal arguments and oral advocacy. Pre: 504.

LAW 506 Contracts (V)

Law of private agreements. Focuses on common law doctrines with some attention to key Uniform Commercial Code provisions. Examines the bases of promissory liability, contract formation, defenses to enforcement, contract interpretation, breach, and remedies. (Fall only)

LAW 507 Employment Discrimination (V)

A study of the law of employment discrimination.

LAW 508 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (V)

Lawyers negotiate settlements in almost all their cases. This class presents a “hands-on,” skill-building approach to the newest ideas, as well as centuries-old techniques, about the skill lawyers will use most often in their private practice- negotiation. The class also examines the rapidly developing field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation, facilitation, arbitration, and court-annexed ADR. (Cross-listed as CEE 614)

LAW 509 Contracts I (V)

Law of private agreements. Explores the evolution and application of common law doctrines, and, where applicable, relevant provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code. Examines the bases of promissory liability, contract formation, mutual assent, defenses to enforcement, excuses, remedies and damages, and the rights and interests of third parties. Attention will be paid throughout the course to the role of contracts in a market society and the conflicting interests of certainty, freedom of contract and fairness.

LAW 510 Contracts II (V)

Continuation of 509.

LAW 511 Professional Responsibility (V)

Introductory consideration of selected topics relating to functions, structure, and responsibilities of the legal profession and its future role in society.

LAW 512 Reparations and Reconciliation (V)

Seminar addresses a legally and socially important contemporary issue-healing present-day wounds of historic injustice. Considers how to repair the continuing social damage of injustice. (Once a year)

LAW 513 Criminal Law (V)

Examination of substantive rules, enforcement procedures, and rationales of criminal law in the U.S.

LAW 514 Children, Parents and the Law (V)

Exploration of fundamental concepts of law relating to children, ethical issues, and the role of lawyers in assisting children, and how the child’s rights and obligations are balanced with those of parents and state. (Once a year)

LAW 515 Business Reorganization in Bankruptcy (V)

Examination of the rights and remedies available to a failing business and its creditors when the business seeks to reorganize its business and financial affairs under chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code. The course is structured as a “practicum,” which tracks a single business through restructuring and emphasizes the practical and strategic aspects of lawyering. Recommended: 562.

LAW 516 Civil Procedure I (V)

Study of pre-trial, trial, and appellate procedures in the federal and Hawai‘i courts.

LAW 517 Civil Procedure II (V)

Continuation of 516. Pre: 516.

LAW 518 Real Property I (V)

Basic course in property ownership, development, regulation. Emphasis on theory.

LAW 519 Real Property II (V)

Contract of sale, equitable conversion, deed. Pre: 518.

LAW 520 Advanced Legal Studies (V)

Faculty members or visiting scholars present selected topics focusing upon subject areas in their area of specialty or expertise. (B) business law; (C) Constitutional law; (D) criminal law; (E) critical legal; (F) education law; (G) health law; (H) intellectual property law; (I) practice of law; (J) public interest law; (K) topic 10; (M) topic 11; (N) topic 12; (O) topic 13; (P) topic 14; (Q) topic 15; (R) topic 16; (S) topic 17; (T) topic 18; (V) topic 19; (W) topic 20. Alphas B-Q repeatable three times, up to 12 credits; alphas R-W repeatable three times, up to 16 credits.

LAW 521 Law, Aging and Medicine (V)

Introduction to basic legal issues at the intersection of law, aging and medicine. Addresses various issues confronting elderly; issues confronting the general population including health care financing, decision-making, and bioethics.

LAW 522 Torts (V)

Torts cover the statutory and common law of negligence, causation, defenses, damages, strict liability, intentional torts and tort policy and reform, with emphasis on national and Hawai‘i law.

LAW 523 Law and Psychology (V)

Approaches psychology as a problem solving tool that can facilitate legal analysis. Covers a variety of areas including jury decision-making, research methodology, social cognition, culture, and behavioral economics, among others. (Once a year)

LAW 524 Advanced Torts and Insurance Law (V)

Advanced study of several areas of tort law and an introduction to insurance law and policy. This course is of considerable importance to students interested in civil litigation and personal injury law. Recent important developments in Hawai‘i tort and insurance law will be included.

LAW 525 Legislation and Statutory Interpretation (V)

The interrelationship between the legislative and judicial branches of government is explored through a review of Federal and Hawai‘i law-making processes, direct democracy, legislative drafting, and theories of the legislative process and statutory interpretation.

LAW 526 Group Directed Study (V)

Designed for maximum flexibility, this course allows a professor to work with a small number of students on a reading/ discussion project of mutual interest. Repeatable up to 15 credits. Pre: consent.

LAW 527 Federal Indian Law (V)

Examines Federal Indian Law, including fundamental concepts and the historical evolution of legal doctrines. Considers the implications of Native Hawaiian sovereignty within the framework of Federal Indian Law. (Once a year)

LAW 530 Second-Year Seminar (V)

Seminar required for spring semester of all second-year law students. Substantial paper required. Topics announced in previous fall semester. Placement by lottery.

LAW 531 Business Associations (V)

After a brief survey of agency, partnerships, and other forms of business organization, the course will cover the fundamentals of corporations, and securities regulation, including disregarding the corporate entity, management and control of closely held corporations, merger, liability under the federal securities laws, takeovers, public registration, exemptions, and derivative suits.

LAW 532 Health Law (V)

Introduction to medical jurisprudence, medical malpractice, informed consent, health care decisions, medical ethics, the health care industry, managed care, financing health care, and the role of government in health care.

LAW 533 Constitutional Law I (V)

Introduction to judicial function in constitutional cases, jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court, and discretionary barriers to judicial review.

LAW 534 Constitutional Law II (V)

Advanced course in constitutional law with special emphasis on rights secured by the First, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution of the U.S. Pre: 533.

LAW 535 Intellectual Property (V)

A study of the law relating to property rights resulting from intellectual effort, including patents, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets.

LAW 537 Constitutional Law: Critical Race Perspectives (V)

Seminar considers the impact of racism on American law and ways that individuals trained as lawyers might combat racism in our culture and within the institutions in which we live and work. Pre: 533. (Once a year)

LAW 538 Conflict of Laws (V)

Problems respecting the law applicable in transactions or to relationships with elements in more than one state.

LAW 539 Equitable Remedies (V)

Examines both practice aspects and theoretical underpinnings of equitable remedies. Frequently, compensatory damages cannot adequately protect clients or provide them with the relief they need. Topics include temporary restraining orders, preliminary and permanent injunctions, restitution and unjust enrichment, specific performance, and equitable defenses such as unclean hands, laches, and estoppel. Practice issues concerning appeal, jury trials, and the relationship of equity to law are also explored. Repeatable unlimited times.

LAW 540 Contract Drafting (V)

Hands-on workshop class in drafting contracts, agreement, and similar documents for commercial/business purposes. LAW majors only. Pre: 506, or 509 and 510.

LAW 541 Criminal Procedure (V)

Issues of free press and fair trial, illegal search and seizure, arrest and confession, speedy trial, double jeopardy are covered through student interactions as defense or prosecution attorneys and as judges.

LAW 542 Advanced Civil Procedure (V)

Addresses various aspects of complex litigation and recent criticism of the civil litigation system itself. Theoretical in emphasis.

LAW 543 Evidence (V)

“Objection, your Honor!” This course examines the rules of evidence that govern trials in both federal and Hawai‘i courts and will focus on such topics as hearsay, witness examination, impeachment, physical and demonstrative evidence, expert testimony, writings, relevance, judicial notice, and presumptions.

LAW 544 Race, Culture, and Law (V)

U.S. cases and legal theory emphasizing law in the social construction of racial categories, shifts in race-based anti-discrimination law, and the interaction of culture and law in judicial decision-making.

LAW 545 Licensing Intellectual Property (V)

Theory and practice of the law relating to the transfer of rights in information and other intangibles are examined together with end user license agreements and the structure and negotiation of upstream licensing mechanisms. Repeatable up to three credits. Pre: 535 or departmental approval. (Once a year)

LAW 546 (Alpha) Intercession-J Term (V)

January term provides students the opportunity to explore contemporary legal topics with national and international experts. (B) alternative dispute resolution; (C) rule of law; (D) law practice; (E) diversity; (F) access to justice; (G) public law; (H) legal theory; (I) legal practice; (J) rights. Repeatable five times. (Once a year)

LAW 547 Gender: Law and Conflicts (V)

Examines how international law and domestic legal systems address and resolve conflicts regarding women’s rights, gender roles, and gender identity. Takes a comparative approach with emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. (Cross-listed as PACE 637 and WGSS 647)

LAW 548 Immigration Law (V)

Introduction to U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law: a brief overview of historical development of immigration law; analysis of exclusion and deportation grounds and remedies; the study of both immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applications and petitions. Current law on asylum and refugee applications and U.S. citizenship and naturalization requirements.

LAW 549 Admiralty Law (V)

Introduction to U.S. maritime law and admiralty jurisdiction emphasizing development of rules of maritime law and rights of seamen and maritime workers.

LAW 550 Corporate and Partnership Taxation (V)

Examines tax aspects of formation, operation, reorganization, and liquidation of partnerships and corporations.

LAW 552 Trusts and Estates (V)

Deals primarily with the disposition of family wealth including: the making of wills; the creation, enforcement, administration, and termination of trusts; and intestate succession, including probate.

LAW 554 Secured Transactions (V)

Introduction to Uniform Commercial Code, particularly Article 9– reducing risk of nonpayment by obtaining an interest in borrowers’ property.

LAW 555 (Alpha) Externship (V)

Legal work for judges and attorney supervisors in public agencies, private law firms, and the legislature. (H) Hawai‘i; (P) outside Hawai‘i. Repeatable three times for (H). CR/ NC only. Pre: consent.

LAW 556 Feminist Legal Theory (V)

An introduction to Feminist Theory for lawyers, with emphasis on the response of the legal system to gender subordination.

LAW 557 Negotiable Instruments, Payment Systems and Credit Instruments (V)

A study of the Uniform Commercial Code provisions that deal with commercial paper (Article 3), bank collections and deposits (Article 4), funds transfers (Article 4A) and letters of credit (Article 5), as well as material on alternative payment systems, including credit cards, electronic fund transfers and related federal law.

LAW 558 Corporate Finance (V)

Provides an understanding of the basic financial concepts and tools for lawyers with transactional practices, preferred stock, common stock and convertible securities. Pre: 531 (or concurrent) or consent.

LAW 559 Labor Law I (V)

Regulation of union management relations under state and federal laws.

LAW 560 High Growth Entrepreneurship (V)

An interdisciplinary (JD-MBA) course examining legal, business, and technology issues related to building high growth companies. Student teams develop company feasibility reports and skills necessary to advise or build high growth businesses. Recommended: 531. Law students only. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as ME 680)

LAW 561 Administrative Law (V)

Procedure and remedies for resolving controversies between citizens and government officials exercising administrative power.

LAW 562 Debtors’ and Creditors’ Rights (V)

Bankruptcy laws and rules, laws of liens, receiverships.

LAW 563 Trial Practice (V)

Examination of sequential stages of pre-trial and trial practice in a problem setting. Topics include investigation, pleadings, motions, discovery, voir dire examination, opening statements, direct and cross examination, closing argument, selected evidentiary problems, post-trial motions, and appellate practice. Students engage in simulated exercises, and their work is critiqued. CR/NC only. Pre: 543 or consent.

LAW 564 Pre-Trial Litigation (V)

Theory and practice of civil pre-trial litigation with focus on pleading, discovery, and pre-trial motions. CR/NC only.

LAW 565 Securities Regulation (V)

An introduction to American securities regulation and focuses on the registration and reporting process required of public companies as well as securities litigation. Repeatable three times. Recommended: 531.

LAW 566 Non-Profit Organizations (V)

Examines the meaning, scope, and role of non-profit organizations in contemporary society, and focuses on selected non-tax laws and primary tax issues relevant to non-profits. Law students only. Recommended: 531 and 567. (Once a year)

LAW 567 Federal Income Taxation (V)

Surveys the entire federal income tax system, with emphasis on those areas of greatest importance to non-tax lawyers. Students are expected to develop proficiency in the use of the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations.

LAW 568 Family Law (V)

Legal forms of–and responses to–formation, maintenance, and dissolution of the family. Marriage, annulment, divorce, alimony, separation agreements, child custody and adoption, parentage.

LAW 569 Sales (V)

In-depth study of Uniform Commercial Code, Article 2–domestic sales of goods, including warranties, manner, time and place of performance, buyers’ and sellers’ remedies for breach of contract, limitations of freedom of contract.

LAW 570 Literature, Law, Race, and Culture (V)

Law and literature both inhabit the realm of interpretation, rhetoric, ethics, and epistemology. Will read and analyze literary texts to explore, law, race, and power.

LAW 571 Federal Courts (V)

An examination of the jurisdiction and law-making powers of the federal courts, standing issues, appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, federal-question and diversity-of-citizenship jurisdiction of the federal district courts, immunities from suit in the federal courts possessed by governmental entities and officers, intervention by federal courts in state proceedings, and choice of law in the federal courts. Particular emphasis on relevant Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Pre: 533 (or concurrent).

LAW 572 International Protection of Human Rights (V)

The growing body of international human rights laws, including procedural law and role of nongovernmental organizations.

LAW 573 Jurisprudence (V)

Relationships between the concepts of law and morality with views of legal and moral philosophers.

LAW 574 State and Local Government Law and Finance (V)

City, town, county, district governments: administrative organization; regulatory powers; police power; local governmental taxation; relationship between local, state, and federal government.

LAW 575 Art, Law, and Social Justice (V)

Will introduce some of the basic doctrinal issues lawyers face when representing artist, museums, gallers, publishers, collectors and others involved in the production and dissemination of art. Will also explore fundamental questions of jurisprudence through the lens of art.

LAW 576 Directed Study and Research (V)

Individual research and writing under the direction of faculty.

LAW 580 Land Use Management and Control (V)

Survey course of public land use management. (Cross-listed as PLAN 680)

LAW 583 Real Estate Development and Financing (V)

Federal and state laws in the practice of real estate development and financing law. Condominium, securities, subdivision, consumer protection, and mortgage areas.

LAW 584 Civil Rights (V)

Focuses on the civil rights of Americans and introduces alternative remedies and procedures for securing these rights.

LAW 586 Hawai‘i Legislative Process and Drafting Workshop (V)

Workshop to learn policy development, procedure, legislative drafting, and legislative research skills applicable to Hawai‘i State Legislative process.

LAW 589 Labor and Employment Law (V)

Employment law, statutory rights affecting the employment relation, and alternative contract provisions to secure the parties’ intentions. Focus on the practical application of labor and employment law. Materials relating to the unionized employment relationship. Emphasis on the labor arbitration process and possibly, to issues regarding internal union affairs.

LAW 590 (Alpha) Workshops and Clinics (V)

(B) Prosecution Clinic; (C) Defense Clinic; (D) Elder Law Clinic; (E) Environmental Law Clinic; (G) Estate Planning Workshop; (H) Legal Aid Clinic; (I) Native Hawaiian Rights Clinic; (J) Family Law Clinic; (K) Entrepreneurship and Small Business Clinic; (M) Mediation Clinic; (N) Lawyering Skills Workshop; (P) Mediation Workshop; (Q) Immigration Clinic; (R) Child Welfare Clinic; (S) Hawai‘i Innocence Project I; (T) Hawai‘i Innocence Project II; (U) Medical Legal Partnership; (W) Advanced Elder Law Clinic (3).
Repeatable one time for (K), (I), and (J); repeatable two times for (W); repeatable three times for (D) and (E); repeatable four times for (H). LAW majors only for (R), (S), (T), (U), and (W). CR/NC only for (N) and (W). Pre: 543 for (C); 561 or LWEV 582 for (E); 568 or consent for (J); 548 for (Q); 590D for (W). (Once a year for (K)) (Alt. years for (U))

LAW 593 Integrity and Ethics in the Real World (3)

Interactive course addressing important topical ethical issues in areas including the corporate, entertainment, medical, legal, political, education, and sports worlds. Renowned knowledgeable guests will discuss critical issues in their respective fields through panel conversations. LAW majors only. (Summer only)

LAW 595 Internet Law and Policy (V)

Explores the development and use of new technologies in the global economy, social culture, copyright law, cyberspace, e-commerce, privacy, security, trademarks, domain names, tort liability, criminal activity, speech, and social and ethical issues.

LAW 599 (Alpha) Independent Study (V)

Designed for law students participating in an international exchange program, visiting student program, or independent study while enrolled at UH Mânoa. Student must obtain departmental approval prior to registering. CR/NC only.

LSJD 501 SJD Directed Reading (V)

Individual reading and research for SJD dissertation under supervision of faculty instructors. Repeatable two times, up to 36 credits. LAW students only.

LSJD 590 SJD Legal Scholarship (V)

Provides SJD students with an overview of legal scholarship in a series of related fields. Students will be introduced to different research approaches and areas of legal analysis through presentations by instructor and other faculty. Repeatable two times, up to 12 credits. LAW students only.

LSJD 591 SJD Legal Writing Seminar (V)

Provides SJD students with an overview of fundamentals for academic writing skills and opportunity to improve their writing of dissertations. Repeatable two times, up to 12 credits. LAW students only.

LWEV 503 Wildlife and Natural Resources Law (V)

Seminar covering federal and Hawai‘i laws that govern the management of wildlife resources, with a particular focus on wildlife conflicts arising in Hawai‘i.

LWEV 504 Conservation Transactions (V)

Real estate transactions are an important and growing conservation strategy; examines land transactions within the environment of conservation. (Once a year)

LWEV 512 Environmental Compliance and Regulated Industries (V)

In depth study of the federal and state environmental laws that impact modern businesses and industries, and exploration of the compliance issues that arise under the statutes, regulations, and case law.

LWEV 527 (Alpha) Topics in Environmental Law (V)

Study of contemporary topics in environmental law to change periodically as to issues and topics. (B) advanced environmental law; (C) regulatory; (D) legislature; (E) policy; (F) judicial. Repeatable six times.

LWEV 528 International Environmental Law (V)

Study of the international regulation of activities and processes used to prevent environmental degradation and to preserve resources of environmental value.

LWEV 529 Environmental Litigation Seminar (V)

Seminar on the techniques, law, and strategy involved in federal and state court environmental litigation.

LWEV 530 Climate Change Law and Policy (V)

Climate change is a core challenge that will influence law and policy well into the future. Students will study climate change science, litigation, law and policy at state, national, and international levels. (Once a year)

LWEV 540 Hazardous Waste Law (V)

Examination of major federal statutes, regulatory and case law, and Hawai‘i counterparts. Policies behind hazardous waste laws and their impact on individuals, community, and businesses.

LWEV 582 Environmental Law (V)

Basic statutory law and policy questions and problems concerning the environment. Focus on federal Hawai‘i issues.

LWEV 588 Legal Aspects of Water Resources and Control (V)

Legal aspects of water and water rights with focus on Hawai‘i.

LWEV 592 Domestic Ocean and Coastal Law (V)

Examination of U.S. and Hawai‘i ocean and coastal law covers modern issues concerning the protection and use of the native environment including challenges in Hawai‘i.

LWEV 593 International Ocean Law (V)

Examination of the history of international ocean law, including comprehensive coverage of modern problems and issues concerning the laws of the sea.

LWJT 536 (Alpha) Moot Court Team (V)

An honors program for students who prepare for and compete in national advocacy. Travel/registration fees required. (B) Black Law Students Association; (C) client counseling; (D) Hispanic Bar Association; (E) environmental law; (H) Native American; (J) Jessup international; (K) international environmental law; (M) intellectual property; (N) labor; (O) other; (S) space law; (T) trial team. Repeatable one time; up to four credits for (S) and (T). CR/NC only. Pre: selection by competition.

LWJT 545 Law Review (V)

Students selected for the Law Review editorial board have responsibility for editorial research, writing, and production of the Law Review published by the School of Law. Repeatable four times. CR/NC only.

LWJT 546 Asian-Pacific Law Journal (V)

Students selected for the Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal editorial board have writing, researching, editorial and production responsibility for publication of the journal. Repeatable five times. CR/NC only.

LWLM 570 Introduction to American Law (V)

General introduction to the fundamental principles and distinctive aspects of the American legal system and its institutions.

LWLM 580 U.S. Legal Research and Writing (V)

Introduction to the basic principles of American legal research and writing. Students review techniques of case and statutory analysis and learn to write a professional legal memoranda and client opinion letters. LL.M. students only.

LWLR 501 Legal Research (V)

Provides a theoretical understanding of the process of law making and of developing and implementing a research plan. LAW majors only.

LWLR 505 Scholarly Research Methods (V)

Learn to plan the prewriting process for such scholarly assignments as Second Year Seminar (SYS), writing for law review, moot court competitions, and in any course involving a scholarly approach to research and writing. LAW majors only.

LWLR 510 (Alpha) Advanced Legal Research (V)

Designed to meet the needs of students who require an advanced course on research in a specific area of law. (E) environmental law research; (F) foreign law research; (H) Hawai‘i law research; (I) international and foreign law research; (P) prepare to practice; (Q) topic 5; (R) topic 6; (S) topic 7; (T) topic 8; (U) topic 9; (V) topic 10. Each alpha repeatable four times, up to 15 credits. LAW students only.

LWLW 530 Law Thesis (V)

Intensive writing that satisfies the law school’s upper division writing requirement and results in advanced law paper of publishable quality, extending over two consecutive semesters of study. Repeatable one time, up to 4 credits. LAW majors only. A-F only.

LWLW 537 Law Teaching Seminar I (V)

Interdisciplinary seminar used LP 1 assignments and additional readings to discover and deliver the theoretical and practical underpinnings of substantive law assignments and the methodology used to teach them. Instructor approval required. Repeatable up to eight credits.

LWLW 538 Law Teaching Seminar II (V)

Interdisciplinary seminar uses LP II assignments and additional readings to discover and deliver the theoretical and practical underpinnings of appellate advocacy and negotiation the methodologies used to teach them. Instructor approval required. Repeatable one time. (Spring only)

LWLW 539 Legal Composition Seminar I (V)

Study of principles and practices of teaching legal discourse one-to-one, transferring materials from composition theory and linguistics into practical papers and methods to assist students to research and write legal documents. Instructor approval required. Repeatable one time. (Fall only)

LWLW 540 Legal Composition Seminar II (V)

Study of principles and practices of teaching scholarly legal discourse and appellate advocacy one-to-one, transferring composition theory and linguistics into individualized methods make the legal writing process efficient and the product effective. Instructor approval required. Repeatable one time. (Spring only)

LWPA 514 Law and Society in Japan (V)

An extended historical review of the foundations of Japanese law in society: Japan’s adoption and adaptation of Chinese legal doctrines, continental European legal structures and ideas, and American influences. Consideration of the structure of contemporary law in Japan: a look at the various players in the legal system, some important legal doctrines, and the real-world operation of Japan’s laws today.

LWPA 553 Asian Pacific Insolvency Law (V)

Comparison of corporate insolvency law of selected Asian and Pacific island countries, with a focus on recently enacted laws and pending proposals that have followed the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. Law students only. Recommended: LAW 515, LAW 554, LAW 562. (Alt. years)

LWPA 556 Asian Comparative Labor Law (V)

Area studies of Asian legal systems and issues, focusing on administration of Asian labor laws in a comparative context. Possible effects on foreign direct investment and foreign migrant contract workers. Comparison of Chinese, Japanese and other legal approaches in dealing with common issues.

LWPA 564 International Criminal Law (3)

Designed to give an understanding of international criminal law. Will review all aspects of international criminal law from substantive international crimes to criminal liability and sentencing by domestic and international tribunals. LAW majors only.

LWPA 565 Law and Society in Korea (3)

Provides students with an understanding of the law, society, and legal systems in Korea. Areas of law including constitutional, civil, criminal, and business are discussed. Emphasis on South Korea. Law majors only.

LWPA 569 Human Rights in Asia (V)

Offered to provide advanced human rights courses at the Law School. The purpose is to convey an understanding of the current situation concerning human rights in Asia, and to facilitate a chance to think about what the future may bring.

LWPA 569 Human Rights in Asia (V)

A survey of human rights norms, institutions, and implementation mechanism of international human rights law in light of the rapid development of regional cooperation and integration in Asia.

LWPA 575 (Alpha) Topics in International Legal Studies (V)

Selected topics presented by faculty members or visiting scholars, focusing upon subjects in the Pacific and Asian area. (B) business; (C) China; (G) global; (H) Philippines; (I) India; (J) Japan; (K) Korea; (P) Pacific; (S) Southeast Asia; (T) Topic 10; (U) Topic 11; (V) Topic 12; (W) Topic 13; (X) Topic 14. LAW majors only for (B) and (H). Repeatable six times for (C), (I), (J), (K), (P), (S), (T), (U), (V), (W), (X); repeatable five times, up to 18 credits for (B), (H); not repeatable for (G).

LWPA 577 Japanese Business Law (V)

Focus on the legal environment facing foreign businesses operating in Japan. Includes consideration of the business environment and culture, issues relating to governmental oversight, contract consciousness, corporate law, and dispute resolution. Uses the example of an actual joint venture between an American and a Japanese company as a tool for studying the relevant issues from a practical perspective.

LWPA 578 Chinese Business Law (V)

Introduction to business and commercial law in the People’s Republic of China. After a brief overview of China’s political and legal systems, the course will examine basic areas of domestic business legislation, including torts, property, and contract law, the regulation of private business, the reform of state enterprises, the development of company and securities laws, and the regulation of land-use and other property rights. More specialized topics, such as arbitration and dispute resolution, the Chinese approach to intellectual property issues, or the use of joint ventures and other foreign investment vehicles, may also be included.

LWPA 579 International Business Transactions (V)

An examination of the law, rules, and practices relating to transborder commercial transactions. Roughly half of the semester focuses on international sales transactions, the remaining portion focuses on domestic and multinational governance of the international business arena.

LWPA 581 Native Hawaiian Rights (V)

Status and evolution of rights of Native Hawaiians to the land and its usufructs. Potential of utilizing native rights based on statute, custom, and use to develop new and expanded rights.

LWPA 582 (Alpha) Topics-Native Hawaiian Law (V)

Specific topic areas depend on current developments and issues in Native Hawaiian and Indigenous law in Hawai‘i, the nation, and internationally, and expertise of faculty and visiting faculty. (B) policy and governance; (C) business and economic development; (D) law and culture; (E) Indigenous peoples, (F) Indigenous environment and sustainability. Repeatable up to 9 credits. LAW students only.

LWPA 583 Legal History of Hawai‘i (V)

Designed to acquaint the student with the unique legal history of Hawai‘i, emphasizing particular legal controversies that have shaped the law of our island society. LAW majors only.

LWPA 584 Emerging Hawai‘i Water Issues (V)

Introduction to the legal framework for water resource management in Hawai‘i; case studies illuminate the litigation process and evolution of the public trust, precautionary principle, and other legal, scientific, and policy areas.

LWPA 585 International Law (V)

Evolving process of formulating rules to govern nations and peoples of the world in their attempts to solve problems recognized as requiring global solutions.

LWPA 586 Law and Society in China (V)

Overview of the historical foundations of Chinese law and introduction to the present legal system in the People’s Republic of China. Repeatable one time. (Cross-listed as ASAN 686)

LWPA 587 Comparative Law (V)

Introduction to the civil law tradition, particularly as exemplified by the legal systems of East and Southeast Asia. After a brief review of comparative law study and the historical development of the civil law, the course will examine the structure and role of the courts, judicial process, the legal profession and constitutional law and administrative law in Western Europe and in the Asian civil law countries.

LWPA 588 International Human Rights Advocacy (V)

Applying international human rights law and legal skills to promote and protect human rights by way of United Nations Charter-based human rights mechanism, treaty-based mechanism, or other international human rights institutions.

LWPA 590 International Economic Law (V)

Problem-based course teaches theory and practice of interrelated global private regulation and public development consequences, as situated in cross-border transactions and dispute resolution in world law, international investment law, and international financial law.

LWPA 594 Pacific Islands Legal Systems (V)

Study of substantive rules of one or more Pacific Islands jurisdictions, development of legal systems, relationship of legal systems to culture and tradition.

LWPA 596 International Intellectual Property (V)

Primer on the World Intellectual Property Organization and the treaties it administers. Will explore the various international legislative and judicial developments in intellectual property as well as analyze international methods to harmonize several regional and national laws to protect rights in trademarks, patents, and copyrights. Students will be exposed to issues of territoriality and jurisdiction, international antitrust issues, and international dispute resolution, and human rights implications of international intellectual property rights protections. Pre: LAW 535.

LWUL 501 American Legal Systems (V)

Introduces foundational concepts in American legal systems. Engages students in legal analysis and techniques of legal advocacy. Repeatable one time. CR/NC only. Pre: Ulu Lehua Scholars only.

LWUL 502 American Legal Systems II (V)

Introduces conceptual and historical foundations of systems of public and private ordering in the U.S. and its territories. Subjects include federalism, constitutional democracy, separation of powers, and the common law. Repeatable one time. CR/NC only.