Daylight savings time is here, the flowers are blooming, and it’s already time to start planning for Fall classes! Whether you plan to practice in an innovation or business law-related field, or simply want to learn more about a particular IBL subject, there are a variety of courses that may fit your goals.
This fall, the College of Law will offer the following foundational courses. These courses are prerequisites for many upper-level IBL courses.
Numerous advanced courses are also being offered in the fall. These courses can broaden your knowledge base or help you focus your interests in the law.
- Corporate Compliance Overview
- Corporate Crimes
- Health Law
- IBL Colloquium: Technological Innovations and the Law
- Insurance Law
- Intellectual Property Advocacy
- International Trade Law
- Iowa Medical Innovation Group
- Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I
- Patent Law
- Payment Law: Negotiable Instruments & Electronic Payment Systems
- Taxation of Partnerships
In considering which courses to take next semester, it’s important to keep in mind your academic and career goals, time devoted to extracurricular activities and personal commitments, and of course graduation requirements. To graduate, students must obtain at least 84 credit hours, of which 64 credits must be in faculty instruction courses. Each student is also required to take four writing credits, at least two of which must be under direct faculty supervision. Current 2Ls and 3Ls must also complete one credit of professional skills coursework, while current 1Ls will need to complete a total of six hours of experiential learning credits to graduate. Everyone must also take Constitutional Law II and Professional Responsibility.
IBL courses offered in the fall that meet the writing and experiential credits requirements are limited, so be sure to plan accordingly. If you want to gain your writing and experiential credits through an IBL-related course, look ahead to courses offered in Spring 2018 to make sure you can meet the graduation requirements.
Registration begins April 10.
Amanda Marincic -- March 30, 2017