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Course Prerequisites

A substantial number of second- and third-year courses have 1 or more upper-level courses as prerequisites.

Course Prerequisite
Advanced International Trade Law A basic course in international trade regulation or equivalent or permission of instructor
Advanced Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility
Advanced Litigation Evidence,
Trial Advocacy,
and permission of instructor if Advanced Litigation has been taken
Agriculture Law Commercial Law: Secured Transactions*
Animal Rights Seminar Permission of instructor
Bankruptcy Commercial Law: Secured Transactions
Biodiversity Law Environmental Law Survey
Business Associations II Business Associations I
Business Planning Seminar Business Organizations or Business Associations I and Business Associations II, 
Federal Income Taxation, Taxation of Business Enterprises
Conflict of Laws 45 hours of law school credit or permission of instructor
Contracts III Contracts
Corporate Finance Business Associations I
Corporate Transactions: Process and Issues Business Organizations or Business Associations I and Business Associations II 
Criminal Prosecution Clinic Evidence,
Trial Advocacy*,
qualification under Kansas Rule 719 (See Clinic Rules)
Deposition Skills Workshop Evidence
Estate Planning: Practice Estate Planning: Principles
Estate Planning: Principles Estates and Trusts,
Federal Income Taxation
Federal Courts and the Federal System Jurisdiction or permission of instructor
Federal Tax Procedure Federal Income Taxation
Immigration/Asylum Law Clinic Immigration Law
Independent Research 40 hours of law school credit,
2.0 overall grade-point average
International Civil Litigation Jurisdiction or permission of instructor
International Human Rights Law Public International Law*
or permission of instructor
Jurisdiction Civil Procedure 
Legal Aid Clinic Professional Responsibility,
Trial Advocacy*,
qualification under Kansas Rule 719 (See Clinic Rules)
Mergers and Acquisitions Business Organizations or Associations I and
Business Associations II
Moot Court Competition  Second-year status
Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations Business Organizations, or Business Associations I, 
or Federal Income Taxation 
Patent Law Intellectual Property
Pension and Employee Benefits Law Federal Income Taxation
Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies Class*,
Criminal Procedure*
Refugee and Asylum Law Public International Law,
International Human Rights Law,
Immigration Law,
or consent of instructor
Securities Regulation Business Associations I and Business Associations II, or Business Organizations
State Constitutional Law Introduction to Constitutional Law
Taxation of Business Enterprises  Business Organizations, or Federal Income Taxation and
Business Associations I
Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions Taxation of Business Enterprises
The Art of Advocacy Evidence
Topics in the Law of Cyberspace Introduction to Copyright in Literary and Artistic Works
or permission of instructor
Trial Advocacy Evidence 
Tribal Judicial Support Clinic Federal Indian Law;
Sovereignty, Self-determination, and the Indigenous Nations; or
Native American Natural Resources
  *concurrent enrollment acceptable

 

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