Electives

Please click on the electives listed below for a brief description.


Entertainment Law

(MULT-UB.0048, 1.5 credits)

This course will prepare you to analyze a wide variety of entertainment law issues. Major topics include contracts, torts (defamation and privacy), and intellectual property. This course will also focus on the relationships between various parties in the entertainment field (the artist, manager, agent, etc.), the protection of intellectual property interests, and various aspects of the recording industry (e.g. contract and royalties).

Entrepreneurship & Law In Practice

(MULT-UB.0086, 1.5 credits)

This course is designed around two games: the law game and the entrepreneurship game. The entrepreneurship game focuses on the legal and financial issues an entrepreneur considers in starting a business (teams follow the life-cycle of a business they create – it is our hope that some students may go on to create companies started in the game!) the law game simulate a civil trial from inception to end. Students draft pleadings, gather facts, perform depositions of witnesses, and prepare the final case – facing off in front of a judge.

Experiential Learning Seminar

(MULTI-UB.0103, 2 credits)

This course is an experiential learning seminar involving project-based collaboration among students, faculty, and nonprofit organizations in New York City. Its two objectives are: 1) to provide students with an occasion to put the lessons learned in NYU Stern’s Social Impact Core Curriculum into practice as consultants, and 2) to produce project outcomes that have meaning and value for participating nonprofit organizations. In this seminar, students reflect on these lessons in light of the experiences they have collaborating on projects in nonprofit organizations.

Real Estate Transactions

(MULT-UB.0051, 3 credits)

This course examines the legal issues arising in each phase of commercial real estate transaction from the acquisition through the disposition of the property, including all aspects of real estate development and real estate financing. The main topics covered will include property acquisition; entity selection and structure; tax considerations; construction and permanent financing; development; mortgage securitization; leasing; workouts and other exit strategies; as well as current legal issues. This course will prepare the student to become sensitive to the wide variety of legal issues and topics encountered in commercial real estate transactions from the perspective of a business professional.

Law Through the Lens of Film

(MULT-UB.0023.01, 4 credits)

The layman often perceives the law as a mysterious abstraction – something one hears about on a news report about the Supreme Court or in relation to criminal law, something one hopes to avoid just by not having any traffic violations. This course aims to develop a more educated perception of the law so that it becomes less intimidating. The objective is to equip students with a basic level of savvy and analytical ability in relation to law. To do this, students will watch films over the course of the semester and learn to spot legal issues in a variety of scenarios, from personal life to business transactions. Discussions will include how such issues can impact the individuals and entities involved, how they can be resolved, what the larger ramifications are for society, and what examples exist in historical and contemporary case law.

Stern International Volunteers Seminar: Ghana

(SOIM-UB.2000.01, 3 credits)

This seminar is a reflective, discussion-based course designed to enrich students’ experiences while in Ghana. This course will seek that objective in several different ways: by identifying the root causes of poverty from a global perspective; considering a variety of concepts and practices relevant to the protection of human rights, property rights, and environmental concerns; gaining a greater understanding of the history, culture, and economics of Ghana; and participating in a service trip to Accra, Ghana. The course will culminate in a 10-day service trip to Ghana in May 2014, during which students will directly experience their responsibilities and opportunities to make a social impact.