Prerequisites (Courses from past 2 years)

6334 Accounting & Finance for Lawyers - (offered in Fall  2015)
Students must not have taken more than one semester of accounting and not more than one semester of finance at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students will certify that they comply with prerequisite.

5382 Administrative Law - (offered in Spring  2015)
This class is open to 3Ls and LLMs only. Transfer students who have not taken a first-year course in administrative law or regulation may add with consent of the instructor.

5297 Advanced Finance Transaction Drafting - (offered in Fall  2015)
Secured Financing and Business Organization

5271 Advanced Negotiation - (offered in Spring  2016)
Legal Negotiation, participation in the ABA Negotiation Competition, or participation in the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition.

5309 Advanced Trial Advocacy - (offered in Fall  2015)
Trial Advocacy

6203 Bankruptcy Tax - (offered in Fall  2015)
Federal Income Tax

5397 Business Administration and Financial Analysis for Lawyers - (offered in Fall  2015)
Students must not have taken more than one semester of accounting and not more than one semester of finance at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students will certify that they comply with prerequisite.

5353 Business Planning - (offered in Spring  2016)
LAW 5359, LAW 5459 (Federal Income Tax); and either LAW 5421 (Business Organizations) or LAW 5350 (Corporations).

5420 Civil Practice Clinic I - (offered in Spring  2016)
Completion of 45 hours.

5417 Civil Practice Clinic II - (offered in Spring  2016)
- Civil Practice Clinic I.

5602 Clinic Externship I - (offered in Fall  2015)
- Completion of 30 hours, good academic standing, no honor code violations, and the Externship Director’s approval. The ED will review the online applications and then email each student regarding his/her application status.

6500 Clinic Externship II - (offered in Fall  2015)
- Satisfactory completion of Externship I, good academic standing, no honor code violations, and approval of instructor.

5397 Computational Law - (offered in Spring  2015)
Completion of Analytical Methods for Lawyers on instructor's permission.

5323 Conflicts of Law - (offered in Spring  2014)
First-year Procedure course, or its equivalent. Foreign LLM students who have taken Intro to American Law will satisfy this prerequisite.

6349 Consumer Law Clinic - (offered in Spring  2016)
- Good academic standing.

5352 Corporate Tax - (offered in Fall  2015)
Prerequisite: Federal Income Taxation

5422 Criminal Practice Clinic - (offered in Spring  2015)
Trial Advocacy with a GPA of 3.0 or better and Evidence with a GPA of 2.67 or better

5422 Criminal Practice Externship - (offered in Fall  2015)
Trial Advocacy with a GPA of 3.0 or better and Evidence with a GPA of 2.67 or better

6240 Death Penalty Clinic - (offered in Spring  2016)
Completion of Criminal Law and Constitutional Law, as well as a pre-registration interview with the course instructor (e-mail ccjeu@central.uh.edu for scheduling).

6237 Doing Deals - (offered in Spring  2015)
Completion of Business Organizations or Corporations

6223 Drafting & Negotiating Int'l Oil & Gas Agreements - (offered in Spring  2015)
International Petroleum Transactions. Exceptions based on relevant industry experience or other compelling factors with the approval of Professor Nadorff or Professor Weaver.

5397 Environmental Law Practicum - (offered in Spring  2016)
Students must have already taken Environmental Law, a similar class (such as Environmental Law in the Oil & Gas Industry), or have backgrounds that provide equivalent experience. Students who have not taken Environmental Law must have approval from the instructor before enrolling in the class.

5397 Environmental Law Practicum (Formerly known as Practice of Environmental Law) - (offered in Spring  2015)
Students must have already taken Environmental Law, a similar class (such as Environmental Law in the Oil & Gas Industry), or have backgrounds that provide equivalent experience. Students who have not taken Environmental Law must have approval from the instructor before enrolling in the class.

5368 Estate Planning - (offered in Spring  2016)
Federal Income Tax and Trusts and Wills are prerequisites for this course or Trusts and Wills can be taken concurrently.

5397 Financial Statement Analysis and Business Practices for Lawyers - (offered in Spring  2016)
Students must not have taken more than one semester of accounting and not more than one semester of finance at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students will certify that they comply with prerequisite.

5235 Financing the Business Transaction - (offered in Spring  2015)
Secured Financing

5297 Government and Nonprofit Externship I (Name in PeopleSoft will appear as - (offered in Spring  2016)
- Completion of 30 hours, good academic standing, no honor code violations, and the Externship Director’s approval. The ED will review the online applications and then email each student regarding his/her application status. Time: Work days/hours to be determined between the student and the field placement supervisor.Location: Work will be done on site at the field placement.

5400 Government and Nonprofit Externship I (Name in PeopleSoft will appear as “Clinic Externship I”) - (offered in Spring  2016)
- Completion of 30 hours, good academic standing, no honor code violations, and the Externship Director’s approval. The ED will review the online applications and then email each student regarding his/her application status. Time: Work days/hours to be determined between the student and the field placement supervisor.Location: Work will be done on site at the field placement.

5297 Government and Nonprofit Externship I (Name in PeopleSoft will appear as" Clinic Externship I" - (offered in Spring  2015)
- Completion of 30 hours, good academic standing, no honor code violations, and the Externship Director’s approval. The ED will review the online applications and then email each student regarding his/her application status. Time: Work days/hours to be determined between the student and the field placement supervisor. Location: Work will be done on site at the field placement.

5297 Government and Nonprofit Externship II (Name in Peoplesoft will appear as "Clinic Externship II") - (offered in Fall  2015)
- Satisfactory completion of Externship I, good academic standing, no honor code violations, and approval of instructor.

5415 Government and Nonprofit Externship II (Name in PeopleSoft will appear as “Clinic Externship II”) - (offered in Spring  2016)
- Satisfactory completion of Externship I, good academic standing, no honor code violations, and approval of instructor.

5297 Health Legislation & Advocacy II - (offered in Spring  2015)
Health Legislation & Advocacy I

5405 Immigration Clinic I - (offered in Fall  2015)
- Good academic standing.

5301 Immigration Clinic II - (offered in Spring  2016)
. Immigration Clinic I.

5265 Income Taxation of Trusts & Estates - (offered in Spring  2015)
Federal Income Tax

6213 Innocence Investigations - (offered in Spring  2016)
Completion of Criminal Law and Constitutional Law

5297 International Intellectual Property - (offered in Spring  2016)
IP Survey, or two of Copyright/Patent/Trade Secret, or permission of instructor.

5387 International Tax - (offered in Spring  2016)
Federal Income Tax is a prerequisite for enrollment in this course.

5297 Introduction to Finance Concepts for Law Students - (offered in Spring  2015)
Students must not have taken more than one semester of accounting and not more than one semester of finance at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students will certify that they comply with prerequisite. If you have already taken: "Financial Statement Analysis and Business Practices for Lawyers", you may not take this course.

5328 Judicial Externship I - (offered in Spring  2016)
- Completion of 30 hours, good academic standing, no honor code violations, and the Externship Director’s approval. The ED will review the online applications and then email each student regarding his/her application status

5328 Judicial Externship I - (Name in PeopleSoft will appear as “Judicial Internship I”) - (offered in Summer IV  2015)
- Completion of 30 hours, good academic standing, no honor code violations, and the Externship Director’s approval. The ED will review the online applications and then email each student regarding his/her application status.

5412 Judicial Externship II - (offered in Spring  2016)
- Completion of 30 hours and Judicial Externship I, good academic standing, no honor code violations, and the Externship Director’s approval. The ED will review the online applications and then email each student regarding his/her application status.

5329 Judicial Externship II - (Name in PeopleSoft will appear as “Judicial Internship II”) - (offered in Summer IV  2015)
- Completion of 30 hours and Judicial Externship I, good academic standing, no honor code violations, and the Externship Director’s approval. The ED will review the online applications and then email each student regarding his/her application status.

5328 Judicial Internship I - (offered in Spring  2014)
Completion of 30 hours, good academic standing, no honor code violations, and the Externship Director’s approval. The ED will review the online applications and then email each student regarding his/her application status.

5329 Judicial Internship II - (offered in Spring  2014)
Completion of 30 hours and Judicial Internship I, good academic standing, no honor code violations, and the Externship Director’s approval. The ED will review the online applications and then email each student regarding his/her application status.

5360 Licensing & Technology Transfer - (offered in Spring  2016)
IP Survey, Patent Law, or Copyright Law, or instructor permission

5283 Mediation Externship - (offered in Spring  2016)
- Completion of Student Mediation Training, and Professor approval.

5183 Mediation Process - (offered in Spring  2016)
- Completion of Student Mediation Training, and Professor approval. Good Academic Standing, and enrollment in the Mediation Clinic.

5230 Mergers & Acquisitions - (offered in Spring  2014)
Prerequisite: The students must have taken or be simultaneously taking Business Organizations.

5297 Offshore Leasing - (offered in Spring  2016)
Oil & Gas Law

5239 Oil & Gas Tax - (offered in Spring  2016)
Federal Income Tax

5291 Partnership Tax - (offered in Fall  2015)
Fed Tax

6205 Patent Prosecution - (offered in Fall  2015)
Patent Law

5223 Post Mortem Estate Planning - (offered in Spring  2016)
Federal Income Tax and Trusts and Wills

5397 Practice of Environmental Law - (offered in Spring  2014)
Students must have already taken Environmental Law or have backgrounds that provide equivalent experience. Students who have not taken Environmental Law must have approval from the instructor before enrolling in the class.

5297 Procedure of Patent Litigation - (offered in Spring  2016)
Patent Law, OR Patent Remedies & Defenses

5261 Real Estate Tax - (offered in Fall  2014)
Fed Tax

5297 Representing Energy Borrowers - (offered in Spring  2016)
Secured Financing

7307 SEM: Advanced Topics in Intellectual Property - (offered in Spring  2014)
Patent Law, Copyright Law, or Intellectual Property Survey.

7333 SEM: Energy, Law & Policy - (offered in Spring  2014)
“At least two prior EENR courses and the permission of Prof. Weaver. Students writing a thesis should contact Prof. Weaver with their proposed topic area when seeking approval to take the course.”

7340 SEM: Higher Education Law - (offered in Spring  2014)
Not open to 1Ls

7304 SEM: Problems in International Trade & Investment - (offered in Spring  2014)
First year courses.

7397 SEM: Topics in Employment Law - (offered in Spring  2014)
Employment Law, Labor Law or Discrimination Law.

5259 State & Local Taxation - (offered in Fall  2015)
Federal Income Tax

5267 Tax Accounting - (offered in Spring  2016)
Federal Income Tax (Law 5359 or Law 5459)

5254 Tax Controversy & Litigation - (offered in Spring  2016)
Federal Income Tax.

5288 Tax Ethics - (offered in Fall  2015)
Federal Income Tax and Professional Responsibility

5293 Tax Fraud & Money Laundering - (offered in Spring  2015)
Federal Income Tax

5397 Tax Policy - (offered in Spring  2016)
Federal Income Taxation

5292 Tax Procedure - (offered in Fall  2015)
Fed Income Tax

5151 Tax Research - (offered in Fall  2015)
Prerequisites: Federal Tax and Corporate Tax recommended; ability to perform on-line searches in Lexis and/or Westlaw. This is an LLM class; JD students may take this course with instructor's permission.

5263 Taxation of Compensation - (offered in Spring  2016)
Federal Income Tax

5266 Taxation of Exempt Organizations - (offered in Spring  2016)
Federal Income Tax (past or concurrent enrollment)

5268 Taxation of Sales & Exchanges - (offered in Spring  2016)
Federal Income Tax or the equivalent course is required as a prerequisite. However, students who have had tax courses in Business School should be able to take the course if they request permission from the instructor or from Prof. O'Brien

5202 Transactional Clinic II - (offered in Spring  2016)
- 2.5 Grade Point Average

5386 Trial Advocacy - (offered in Spring  2016)
Evidence

7397 WRS: Advanced Topics in Copyright Law - (offered in Fall  2015)
Copyright (or Intellectual Property Survey, with permission of instructor)

7297 WRS: Advanced Topics in Family Law - (offered in Spring  2016)
Family Law

7307 WRS: Advanced Topics in Intellectual Property - (offered in Spring  2016)
patent law or copyright law or permission of the instructor.

7340 WRS: Higher Education Law - (offered in Spring  2016)
Not open to 1Ls

7397 WRS: Local Controls, Land Development, Public Rights, and Private Conservation - (offered in Summer II  2014)
Interested students must contact Professor Bray and get his approval for their proposed topic prior to the first class session. Derrick Gabriel in Student Services will keep a list of approved students.