Wildlife Law (2)
(Formerly DCL 376)
A study of how the legal system deals with wildlife issues. While some federal law will be considered, this course's primary focus will be at the state law level. It will review wildlife related laws from a variety of perspectives, including those that recognize sustainable use as a valid conservation tool, and regulated hunting as a component of conservation and sound wildlife management. A paper will be required.
Williams Institute Moot Court Competition Class (2)
The Williams Institute of UCLA School of Law hosts the only national competition dedicated exclusively to the subject of sexual orientation and gender identity law. In preparing for the Williams Institute Moot Court Competition, students will develop skills in the areas of advanced legal research, legal writing, critical examination of the detailed nuances of a complex legal issue, team work, and strategies for planning an effective oral argument. Students will be selected to represent Michigan State University College of Law based on their interest in the subject area, their written and oral advocacy skills, their potential to be excellent teammates, and ability to work hard. This course allows students to develop specialized knowledge in Constitutional law.
Workers' Compensation (2)
(Formerly DCL 389)
This course involves the study of the principal provisions of the Michigan Workers' Disability Compensation Act and decisions thereunder, notably in respect to compensability, benefits and proceedings before the Compensation Bureau.