Course Descriptions for Summer 2014

Last update: May 2, 2014

International Intellectual Property Law

Professor:
Naoise Gaffney, RYUKA Intellectual Property Firm
Adam Langley, RYUKA Intellectual Property Firm
Credit Hours:
3 credits
Day & Time:
Thursday 18:30 - 21:30
Room:
Mita 403

This course will cover in an international context broad outlines of the major branches of intellectual property law: patents, copyrights, and trademarks, and will also touch on other intellectual property rights such as industrial designs and trade secrets. The course will specifically consider the following topics: obtaining patent and trademark rights in the U.S. and other typical examination countries, the variety of works protectable by copyright (including digital works), and exploitation of intellectual property rights including licensing and enforcement (with a focus on litigation). Other topics may be addressed as time permits.

Legal Research and Writing

Professor:
James A. Arthur, Foreign Law Counsel, TMI Associates
Clare E. Bogdanowicz, Qualified NY State Attorney
Credit Hours:
3 credits
Day & Time:
Wednesday 18:30 - 21:30
Room:
Mita 403

This course explores legal research, writing, and advocacy. After an introduction to the American legal system and basic research techniques (including on-line data bases such as LexisNexis), students work on assigned problems using various methods to help them develop their writing and analytical skills. The program aims to develop basic legal research and writing skills in an informal and hands-on seminar atmosphere.

Note: This course is required of all LL.M. candidates who were not trained in the U.S.

Property

Professor:
Finbarr McCarthy, Director & Associate Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Japan Campus
Credit Hours:
3 credits
Day & Time:
Saturday 10:00 - 13:00
Additional Classes: Mon. May 12, Tue. June 17, Tue. July 8, & Mon. July 21
No classes: July 12 & 19
Room:
Mita 502

This course explores the basic relationships in systems of ownership of personalty and realty and considers the devices for transferring ownership of property. The topics covered will include modes of acquisition of property (e.g., capture, find, creation), adverse possession, present possessory estates and future interests, co-ownership of property, and marital property.

This subject is tested on many U.S. Bar Examinations.