Notre Dame Law School Schedule 2021
This seminar places the topic of comparative constitutional law within a broader framework of comparative legal traditions, beginning with a discussion of the aims and methods of comparative law, and then through constitutional history and theory, examining the idea of “constitutional identity”. From there, we will discuss structural issues such as federalism, separation of powers and judicial review, as well as some fundamental rights. Examples and topics are drawn from a variety of different constitutional systems. Research is needed, as is regular attendance at weekly class meetings. Reviews U.S. tax laws and policies regarding cross-border transactions. Includes taxation of U.S. income received by foreign persons and entities, as well as taxation of foreign income received by U.S. citizens, residents, and businesses. Focuses on fundamental issues of international taxation, including tax jurisdiction, sources of revenue, foreign tax credits, tax treaties, and the use of controlled subsidiaries and other entities to conduct business abroad. Prerequisites or correlatives: Federal Income Tax (LAW 605) This course provides an overview and analysis of selected topics in the fields of real estate finance, investment and law. The real estate conference will introduce students to academic and industry perspectives on a range of topics, from NYSE-listed real estate investment trusts and private equity to joint ventures and commercial leases. Executives from the U.S.
and international real estate industry will be guest speakers on the course. In this way, students gain a practical understanding of basic real estate concepts, as well as exposure to various important related topics and career paths they wish to pursue. This course explores the nature and importance of constitutional law of the state. The course deals with rights and structure and compares the federal model with the different country models in both contexts. Of particular importance is the role of state courts in protecting civil liberties and property rights under their own constitutions and, more importantly, whether they should interpret these guarantees in such a way as to provide protection that federal courts have not provided for in the interpretation of the federal Constitution. Examples include disputes related to school funding, marriage, confiscation of property, criminal proceedings, freedom of religion. The course also takes into account procedures for amending state constitutions, the election of judges in state courts, non-unitary executive power in most state constitutions, and other structural issues. Stresses the importance of accounting issues for legal practice. To practice law effectively, every lawyer must understand some basic notions about accounting and financial statements. Topics include the accounting process; core financial statements; the development of generally accepted accounting policies; audit reports and the legal liability of accountants; the time value of money; Analysis of annual financial statements and key financial figures; drafting and negotiating contracts and legal documents containing accounting terminology and concepts; responses to an auditor`s request for information on legal contingencies and related disclosure issues; and cost-sharing issues. Designed for students who have little or no accounting background to help study business associations, federal taxes, business planning and other courses.
Enrollment: Limited to students who have earned no more than six semester-hours of college credit or equivalent in accounting courses. This course examines the main international treaties on copyright, related rights, patents, trademarks and geographical indications. It will also address aspects of national intellectual property law and issues of acquisition, territoriality, exhaustion and international respect of intellectual property rights. Topics include: filing and prosecuting patents worldwide, acquiring copyrights abroad, protecting well-known or famous marks, and exhausting intellectual property rights, which are fundamental for companies operating in our global economy. Sales is one of three courses in the core business law program. Building on the principles and themes of contract law taught in the first year of law school, sales deepen the law of the movement of goods. In particular, the course examines Articles 2 and 2A of the UCC. Course topics include contracting, warranties, risk of loss, breach and remedies, as well as the evolution of distribution law in the world of e-commerce. Notre Dame Law School recognizes that effective legal practice requires lawyers to have a global perspective and understand how legal issues can cross borders.
For this reason, the law school launched Notre Dame London`s law program in 1968 and has since added exchange programs to law schools in Chile, China, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, and Switzerland. Should our common human dignity create our global economy? Is international human rights law deeply involved in global trade, investment, finance, banking, intellectual property, competition and antitrust, technology and automation, and the processes, institutions, stakeholders and structures of our global economy? This course introduces students to the fundamental legal, policy and institutional frameworks that constitute the main pillars of the international economic system (global trade, foreign investment, development finance, international banking and monetary policy, intellectual property protection, competition law and antitrust, technology and automation) in order to make amends for today`s fundamental challenges to human rights. man (civilian, B. politically, economically, socially, culturally, Labour, environmental) inimimatically anchored in our global economy. By bringing together case studies of ongoing litigation, policy reports, and ongoing international initiatives on global business and human rights, this course is designed to provide students with a fundamental legal and political understanding of our global economy and the ethical decision-making necessary to address serious human rights issues in global policy-making in the international economic system. Topics include fiscal and monetary planning during economic crises; supply chains in the global trading system; responsible and sustainable foreign investment; homelessness, displacement and labour issues in “sharing” or “gig” economies; issues of confidentiality and autonomy in the automation of production processes; preservation of cultural knowledge in the IP system; on a number of pressing questions about the changing shape and contours of our global economy. Introduces students to the basics of the law that governs the transfer of intergenerational wealth. Using the Uniform Code of Successions as a model, examines the law of intestate successions, wills, wills and trusts. If time permits, it also affects the law of future interest, eternal right and the basis for the taxation of inheritances and gifts.
At each point is sensitive to the ethical challenges inherent in the practice of this set of laws. According to the 2021 statistical report of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, there are 668 Catholic hospitals and 1,589 Catholic nursing facilities in the United States that provide acute care, skilled care, and other services such as palliative care, home care, assisted housing, and senior housing. The American Hospital Association`s 2019 annual survey found that more than 1 in 7 patients are cared for in a Catholic hospital every day, with nearly 5 million admissions to Catholic hospitals in one year. Catholic hospitals employed 525,844 full-time employees and 213,838 part-time employees. Catholic health care must conform to both civil and canon law. Knowledge of the Church`s own legal system, known as canon law, and how it interacts with civil law, is essential for lawyers and administrators responsible for managing ecclesiastical institutions such as Catholic hospitals and health systems. The renowned faculty of ND Law is proud to mentor students during their law studies and after they enter the profession. The Deals course focuses on the legal and economic structuring of corporate and business transactions. This innovative course combines a strong practical dimension and a rigorous academic approach to provide insight into the interaction of legal and market dynamics in transactional environments. Particular attention is paid to the economic factors underlying lawyers` appeals for judgments and to the technical means available for successful negotiation and implementation of settlements. The Deals course focuses on how lawyers can successfully overcome legal challenges and regulatory requirements to achieve beneficial outcomes for their clients. Each week, the Deals course will examine a different transaction in the real world, with each transaction selected to give students a range of topics to highlight a common set of problems that occur in all environments.
Transactions will be selected on a year-over-year basis, but will likely include a joint venture agreement, a private equity investment document, a real estate transaction terms sheet, office and land lease agreements, an IPO prospectus and related offering documents, a merger agreement and a cross-border joint venture, and related and alternative funding documents and structures.