Current Course Offerings
The following courses are currently being offered. To register for any of the course, please complete this registration form and/or contact our Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-895-7411. Current ASL JD and Master's (MLS) students should not utilize this registration form. Please contact the Registrar for registration and pricing information. More detailed course descriptions can be found here.
Introduction to Natural Resources Law
This two-credit hour course will be offered on ASL campus in an intensive one-week fashion in the week prior to the resumption of January classes (January 6-10, 2014). Courses will be held from 9:00-4:00 Monday through Thursday, and 9:00-noon on Friday. The course will cover a broad overview in four related areas of the law - natural resources law, energy law, mineral law and environmental law. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with the legal, business and environmental aspects of the natural resources law. Although broadly covering natural resources, the course will include a basic introduction to the U.S. legal and governmental system relating to environmental, natural resource and energy laws, including hard mineral law, oil and gas law, water law, environmental law, energy policy, land use law, renewable energy law and issues related to climate change and sustainability. This course will be co-taught by several faculty members who teach in these areas of the law. More specifically, there will be one day committed to each of the following: energy law and policy, mineral law, natural resources law, and environmental law. The four faculty members will all attend the final day to participate in a panel discussion.
This two-credit hour course will be offered on ASL campus in an intensive one-week fashion in the week prior to the resumption of January classes (January 6-10, 2014). Courses will be held from 9:00-4:00 Monday through Thursday, and 9:00-noon on Friday. The Lawyerpreneur course helps bridge the gap between academic study and a career in the legal field by having students work on legal problems that lawyers and professionals in law-related fields are asked to solve. Students will work individually and collaboratively in teams, similar to what would be expected of a junior associate at a law firm, identifying client goals and develop sound ideas and work product that address those goals. Just like in the real world, students will be expected to complete tasks within time-intensive constraints and will be evaluated by the professor, their peers, possibly guest evaluators and clients, and will also self-assess. Students will utilize legal research, writing, analysis, and oral communication skills, combined with practical judgment and ethical/moral considerations to help clients resolve problems in creative, innovative and legally sound ways. Students will also develop an appreciation for the skillset needed to be an effective advocate and will learn how to think like a lawyer, a business person, and an entrepreneur. Students should expect to bounce between tasks of varying complexity within very short windows of time.
Spring Semester 2014 On-Campus Course Offerings (January 13 - April 28):
Environmental Dispute Resolution: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am-12:10pm
Oil and Gas Law: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30am-12:45pm
Water Law: Thursdays 1:00pm-2:40pm
Employment Discrimination and Dispute Management: Thursdays 1:00pm-2:40pm
Public Health Law: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:15pm
Sustainable Energy Law: Tuesdays and Fridays 2:45pm-4:25pm
Advanced Research and Law Firm Technology: Tuesdays 3:00pm-4:40pm
Employment Law: Mondays and Thursdays 3:00pm-4:40pm
Real Estate Transactions: Mondays 3:00pm-4:40pm
- The courses are typically two or three credit hour courses.
- The course might have quizzes, final exams, papers and projects assigned. A non-ASL student does not need to complete any of these assignments unless the student would like for the course and credits obtained to be transferrable into the MLS program at a later date.
- The course might qualify towards the receipt of a Certificate. If the course qualifies, for it to be eligble to count towards towards receipt of a Certificate:
- The student must have attained a Bachelor's degree (which will be verified before receipt of the Certificate).
- The student must have met the attendance and participation requirements for the course sufficient to receive a Passing grade (assessed on a Pass/Fail basis).
- The student must have taken the requisite courses to meet the 12 credit hour requirement for the Certificate within four years of the date of enrollment into the first course towards the Certificate.