School of Law
1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
Waterman Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone: (479) 575-5601

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Selected Summer 2013 Course Descriptions

Arkansas Landlord Tenant Law

Instructor: M. Prettyman

May 13-17, 2013, 1:00-3:30p

The course will review the existing law of landlord-tenant in the State of Arkansas and discuss the changes proposed by the Governor’s Commission on the Study of Landlord-Tenant laws. We will also discuss the additional requirements for public housing tenants. The final will be a take-home examination.

Professional Responsibility

Professor H. Brill

June 24-July 26, 2013

This required course will cover the Arkansas Rules of Professional Conduct, the Arkansas Code of Judicial Conduct, and related materials. It will prepare students for the MPRE. The grade will be based on two mid-terms and a final examination, all of which will be closed book multiple choice questions. Note: some of the classes between June 24 – July 3 may be re-scheduled.

Banking Law

Professor: S. Foster

June 24-July 23, 2013, 10:00-11:40a

This introductory course will introduce students to the structure of the financial services sector, regulatory framework and business of banking on a federal and state level.

Commercial Litigation

Instructor: G. Zini

July 29-August 2, 2013, 1:00-3:30p

Non-Profit Corporations

Instructor: R. Hurst

July 29-August 2, 2013, 3:45-6:15p

Non-profit organizations is a class designed to present a survey of the issues surrounding the formation, operation and governance of non-profit organizations including the federal tax and state corporate laws that apply to these entities. This class will be beneficial to anyone who is interested in representing non-profit organizations, who may serve on a board of or volunteer for a non-profit organization or who wants to assist donors with their charitable planning.

Elder Law

Instructor: T. Whatley

August 5-9, 2013, 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Elder Law will cover the very unique legal issues of the elderly. Since there are 10,000 people turning 65 every day, this population is growing and they require lawyers with specific knowledge. This course will cover the unique physical and mental characteristics of the elderly and how to adequately represent their needs. We then cover the unique housing issues that progress from them requiring help at home all the way to nursing home placement and how to pay for these services with Medicaid and Veteran’s Administration benefits. We will cover in detail Medicaid and VA rules for a single person and a married person and how to plan for these benefits. We will talk about their need for specific documents dealing with their impending incapacity, eventual death and passing with dignity. It’s not as depressing as it sounds. The elderly are a fun group to represent and this class will introduce students to those unique possibilities.

Domestic Relations Drafting

Instructor: A. Fairrell

August 5-9, 2013, 8:00-10:30a

Domestic Relations Drafting Practicum is a one-hour course designed to teach students the basics of practicing domestic relations law. The course focuses on the procedural and drafting aspects of the practice. The course is targeted towards teaching students how to handle a typical Domestic Relations case from start to finish, and also addresses resolving issues that develop after a final order is entered.

Selling Drugs: Healthcare Contracts

Instructor: Frazier/Roeder

August 5-9, 2:30-5:00

This course examines the roles and duties of attorneys functioning in both a business and a legal environment in regard to contract drafting and negotiation. The student will learn strategies to succeed when functioning as an attorney in a business role from both an attorney’s perspective and a business person’s perspective. The course will allow students to become savvy with pharmacy/pharmacy benefit management company (PBM) contract terms, finance, and analytics. An overview of basic financial concepts will be provided to allow students to better serve a variety of business clients. Students will learn how to “red-line” and negotiate a pharmacy contract and appreciate how small nuances in contractual language can impact the balance sheet in any business.


Professor H. Brill

August 12-16, 2013, 8:00-11:10a

Damages: This course will introduce students to primary principles in the area of damages, including Types of Damages, Real and Personal Property, Personal Injuries, Punitive Damages, Limitations on Damages, Attorney Fees, and other topics. The materials will be on-line and primarily Arkansas based. The grade will be based on a multiple choice final examination.

Civil Litigation Discovery

Instructor: K. Carithers

August 19-23, 2013, 8:30-11:00a

Civil Litigation Discovery is designed to give students practical experience in significant aspects of discovery in a civil case from both plaintiff and defense perspectives. The course is focused on procedural, strategy, and drafting aspects of pre-trial civil litigation, and also provides a better understanding of the purpose behind what is sought through pre-trail discovery.

School of Law

1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
Waterman Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone: (479) 575-5601

Law School Directory

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