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Degree Requirements

The M.S.W./J.D. program requires a total of 124 credit hours to successfully complete the program, consisting of

  • 76 credit hours required by the School of Law
  • 48 credit hours required in the M.S.W. Program.

Students in the joint degree program should note that while the School of Law requires a 2.0 grade point average in J.D. course work to remain in good standing and for graduation, the M.S.W. program requires a 3.0 cumulative grade point average for the M.S.W. course work.

M.S.W. Curriculum

Students admitted into the M.S.W./J.D. program will enter the full-time, two year M.S.W. program. Students admitted into the advanced standing M.S.W. program are not eligible for the joint degree program.

TAB: First Year Foundation

Fall

SW 701 Basic Field Practicum
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide generalist practice opportunities that prepare students for entry into the advanced level of either clinical social work practice or social work administration and advocacy practice. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to apply and test social work knowledge, values, and skills. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to first-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 702, SW 710 and SW 711. FLD.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
4 13939
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 13938
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
4 20824
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
4 20827

Field Education: Students at the foundation level of the M.S.W. degree program complete 480 clock hours of field practicum during the fall and spring semesters. They are in one continuous field placement for 16 hours per week for 30 weeks. The foundation level practicum is a generalist experience covering direct practice and community practice as well as research and policy practice. Typical agency settings for foundation level M.S.W. students include community mental health centers, child welfare offices, long term care facilities, and juvenile justice and/or corrections settings. Learn more about Field Education.

SW 710 Social Work Practice I
The first of two-course sequence prepares students to begin to translate theory into strategies of intervention that cut across social work practice with systems of all sizes. Presents an integrating framework of generalist social work based on a strengths perspective and a person-in-environment frame of reference. Course taken concurrently with SW 701 which provides students an opportunity to integrate theory and practice in work with clients. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 21459
LEC
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 18482
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 109 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 109 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 109 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 109 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 109 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 109 - LAWRENCE
M 08:10-10:50 AM BL 109 - LAWRENCE
3 21458
LEC
W 06:10-08:50 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
3 14606
LEC
W 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 154 - EDWARDS
3 15757
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 100 - EDWARDS
3 21460
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 108 - EDWARDS
3 20361

SW 713 Community and Organizational Practice
Students will be exposed to a body of knowledge and skills necessary to practice with communities and organizations. An advocacy perspective will act as the course's unifying theme with client well-being acting as the driving force behind the activities of community and organizational practitioners. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

SW 720 Social Policy and Program Analysis
This course provides a broad social context for identifying and analyzing social problems and social policy/program responses. Economic and social justice issues are exemplars for understanding societal dynamics and evaluating related policies. Emphasis is given to the development of conceptual sills in identifying and analyzing needs addressed by programs and policies. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 13942
LEC
M 12:30-03:10 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
3 25031
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM JRP 246 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM JRP 246 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM JRP 246 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM JRP 246 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM JRP 246 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM JRP 246 - LAWRENCE
M 12:30-03:10 PM JRP 246 - LAWRENCE
3 18176
LEC
W 12:00-02:40 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
3 13941
LEC
W 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 250 - EDWARDS
3 25197
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 225 - EDWARDS
3 13943
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 155 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
3 13940

Spring

SW 701 Basic Field Practicum
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide generalist practice opportunities that prepare students for entry into the advanced level of either clinical social work practice or social work administration and advocacy practice. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to apply and test social work knowledge, values, and skills. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to first-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 702, SW 710 and SW 711. FLD.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
4 13939
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 13938
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
4 20824
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
4 20827

SW 711 Social Work Practice II
Second of two-course sequence and extends the work begun in SW 710. Focus in the second course is on mastery of the basics of helping relationships and the development of intervention skills for the middle and ending phases of intervention. Content is structured to prepare students to enter the advanced level of the M.S.W. program. Course taken concurrent with SW 701. Prerequisite: SW 710. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

SW 730 Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Course provides foundation knowledge about bio-psycho-social aspects of individual and family behavior. Theoretical perspectives on well being dysfunction, and developmental processes are critically analyzed, especially concerning applicability to social work practice that supports client strengths, diversity, and social justice. A holistic conceptual framework is used to integrate these micro-system perspectives with larger environmental socio-political concerns. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 210 - LAWRENCE
3 21457
LEC
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 108 - LAWRENCE
3 25032
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
M 03:20-06:00 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
3 20091
LEC
W 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
3 25196
LEC
W 02:50-05:30 PM RC 225 - EDWARDS
3 20092
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-02:45 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
3 20500
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 12:05-04:45 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
3 20093

SW 740 Social Work Research
An examination of professionally relevant aspects of the nature of science: the nature of knowing, a constructed reality, the logic of explanation and inquiry, the nature of concepts, hypotheses, and assumptions. The content will include such issues as sampling, measurement reliability and validity, developing survey questions, types of qualitative and quantitative research, and an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

Upon completion of the first year of both the M.S.W. and J.D. programs, students are required to select an advanced level concentration in the School of Social Welfare: clinical concentration or macro practice concentration.

TAB: Second Year Clinical

Clinical Concentration

Students choosing the clinical social work practice concentration must successfully complete three required courses in the concentration totaling nine credit hours. In addition, clinical concentration students must enroll in a Law School clinical experience for at least one semester and are required to take one semester of an advanced-level practicum in the clinical practice concentration, totaling seven credit hours. Thus, students in the clinical concentration are required to complete 16 advanced-level credit hours bringing the total number of social welfare credit hours to 48.

Fall

SW 801 Advanced Field Practicum-Clinical Practice
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide opportunities for advanced level clinical social work practice. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to integrate theory and practice and develop beginning competence in clinical social work practice. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to Advanced-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 801, SW 810 and SW 811. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
4 13945
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 13944
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
4 21298
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
4 21299

SW 810 Clinical Social Work Practice
Clinical social work practice occurs in a variety of settings, from large public and private agencies and institutions through many types of individual and group private practice situations. This course is designed to teach advanced knowledge and skills that transcend contextual factors in order to produce a variety of positive client outcomes in a range of practice situations. In addition, this course focuses on the commitment of social work practitioners to provide services to those groups who, by reason of class, race, sex, or other characteristics, are not ordinarily well served by the many institutions in this society. Course taken concurrently with SW 801 which provides an opportunity to integrate theory and practice in work with clients. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
T 08:10-10:50 AM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 17467
LEC
T 08:10-10:50 AM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 16071
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 208 - LAWRENCE
3 24720
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM KSUN JYSPR - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM JRP 143 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM JRP 143 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM JRP 143 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 108 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 108 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 108 - LAWRENCE
T 08:10-10:50 AM SMI 108 - LAWRENCE
3 20362
LEC
R 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 154 - EDWARDS
3 19224
LEC
R 06:10-08:50 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
3 24712
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 223 - EDWARDS
3 22796
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 225 - EDWARDS
3 18670
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 08:00-10:40 AM RC 215 - EDWARDS
3 16761
LEC
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 26064
LEC
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 08:00-10:40 AM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 26065

One Integrative Seminar that complements field practicum:

SW 830 Social Work in Child and Family Settings
An in-depth examination of social work in child and family settings. Students demonstrate the capacity to integrate research, policy, direct practice, and human behavior in considering the issues central to this area of practice. Students will also be able to explain how diversity issues manifest themselves at both the policy and direct practice levels. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
T 12:30-03:10 PM BL 114 - LAWRENCE
3 18483
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM BL 211 - LAWRENCE
3 16682
LEC
R 02:50-05:30 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
3 19225
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 154 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 154 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 154 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 154 - EDWARDS
S 10:30-01:30 PM REGN 154 - EDWARDS
S 10:30-01:30 PM REGN 154 - EDWARDS
S 10:30-01:30 PM REGN 154 - EDWARDS
S 10:30-01:30 PM REGN 154 - EDWARDS
3 17771
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
3 24713
SW 832 Social Work in Health Care and Mental Health Settings
Content as in SW 830 focused on health care and mental health. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
T 12:30-03:10 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
3 15625
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM SUM 428 - LAWRENCE
3 13947
LEC
R 02:50-05:30 PM REGN 254 - EDWARDS
3 13946
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 150 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
3 16762
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM REGN 156 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
S 10:50-01:30 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
3 24714
LEC
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 26070
LEC
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 10:50-01:30 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 26071
SW 833 Social Work and Aging
Content as in SW 830 focused on aging. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
T 12:30-03:10 PM KSUN ALCF - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM KSUN ENGL - LAWRENCE
T 12:30-03:10 PM KSUN ALCF - LAWRENCE
3 16683

or

One Clinical Practice Elective:

SW 855 Study Abroad
This course provides the opportunity for Study Abroad in developed and developing countries such as Costa Rica, India, Ireland, Italy and South Korea. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

SW 860 Loss and Grief
Examines the multiple faces of loss and grief throughout the human life cycle. Examines personal and societal attitudes toward death and dying and the processes of dying and grieving. Course includes exploration of assessment and interventions that enable individuals and their families to cope with loss. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

SW 861 Intimate Partner Violence
This advanced practice course addresses the seriousness and extent of the problem, contributing factors, consequences for the individual, the family, the community, and society. Prevention and intervention practice models will be discussed within a clinical and strengths framework with a focus on developing skills for assessment, intervention, and prevention of violence with individuals and families. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

SW 862 Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse
This course will focus on sexual misuse that occurs within the family system. Students will obtain a comprehensive understanding of sexual misuse that occurs within the family system and develop assessment and helping skills needed when working with abusive families. Theoretical, assessment, and helping aspects of intrafamilial sexual abuse will be examined. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

SW 863 Mental Health and Psychopathology
Theories of mental health and psychopathology are compared concerning etiology, classification, assessment, and treatment of distress and mental disorders. Theories and practices are evaluated critically for their usefulness in a strengths approach to social work in mental health settings. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
T 03:20-06:00 PM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 21141
LEC
T 03:20-06:00 PM BL 114 - LAWRENCE
3 26076
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
3 24729
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
3 17773
LEC
R 12:00-02:40 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
3 17774
LEC
R 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 250 - EDWARDS
3 24730
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
3 21142
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
3 22238
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
3 26081
LEC Waldman, Stuart
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 21124
LEC
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 26079
LEC
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 26080
LEC Waldman, Stuart
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
3 21125

Spring

SW 811 Topics in Advanced Clinical Social Work: _____
The organizing theme of the advanced clinical selective emphasizes application of advanced theoretical and practice principles to client systems. This advanced selective provides students with the opportunity to critically consider the themes of the school as they relate to the need for assessment, diagnostic, and process evaluations with a variety of client systems. Every student will engage in activities designed to solidify their professional identity as clinical practitioners as they enter the workforce. Topics offered may include solution-focused brief therapy; family therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Prerequisite: Completion of SW 810. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

One Clinical Practice Elective if not taken in the fall:

SW 855 Study Abroad
This course provides the opportunity for Study Abroad in developed and developing countries such as Costa Rica, India, Ireland, Italy and South Korea. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

SW 860 Loss and Grief
Examines the multiple faces of loss and grief throughout the human life cycle. Examines personal and societal attitudes toward death and dying and the processes of dying and grieving. Course includes exploration of assessment and interventions that enable individuals and their families to cope with loss. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

SW 861 Intimate Partner Violence
This advanced practice course addresses the seriousness and extent of the problem, contributing factors, consequences for the individual, the family, the community, and society. Prevention and intervention practice models will be discussed within a clinical and strengths framework with a focus on developing skills for assessment, intervention, and prevention of violence with individuals and families. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

SW 862 Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse
This course will focus on sexual misuse that occurs within the family system. Students will obtain a comprehensive understanding of sexual misuse that occurs within the family system and develop assessment and helping skills needed when working with abusive families. Theoretical, assessment, and helping aspects of intrafamilial sexual abuse will be examined. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

SW 863 Mental Health and Psychopathology
Theories of mental health and psychopathology are compared concerning etiology, classification, assessment, and treatment of distress and mental disorders. Theories and practices are evaluated critically for their usefulness in a strengths approach to social work in mental health settings. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
T 03:20-06:00 PM BL 111 - LAWRENCE
3 21141
LEC
T 03:20-06:00 PM BL 114 - LAWRENCE
3 26076
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 111 - LAWRENCE
3 24729
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
T 03:20-06:00 PM FR 113 - LAWRENCE
3 17773
LEC
R 12:00-02:40 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
3 17774
LEC
R 12:00-02:40 PM REGN 250 - EDWARDS
3 24730
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 110 - EDWARDS
3 21142
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 215 - EDWARDS
3 22238
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
S 02:05-04:45 PM RC 108 - EDWARDS
3 26081
LEC Waldman, Stuart
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 21124
LEC
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST HAYS - KULC FHSU
3 26079
LEC
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
S 02:05-04:45 PM KS-ST GARD - KULC GCCC
3 26080
LEC Waldman, Stuart
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
3 21125

TAB: Second Year Macro

Macro Concentration

Students choosing the macro concentration are required to take three of the five required courses in the concentration (listed below), for a total of nine credit hours. In addition, macro students must enroll in a Law School clinical experience for at least one semester and are required to take one semester of an advanced-level macro practicum for seven credit hours. Thus, macro students are required to complete 16 advanced-level credit hours, bringing the total number of social welfare credit hours to 48. 

Fall

SW 804 Advanced Field Practicum-Social Work Administration
Students are assigned to social service agencies that provide practice opportunities in social work administration. All students work under the supervision of a qualified field instructor where they have the opportunity to develop beginning competence in social work administration. This course is generally taken for two semesters, with credit being given only after completion of the second semester. Open only to Advanced-level M.S.W. students. Enrollment in fall semester must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 840, SW 841, and SW 849 and in Spring semester enrollment must be concurrent with enrollment in SW 805, SW 842, and SW 843. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. FLD.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Marsh, Jennie
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
4 14431

SW 840 Program Design and Grant Writing
Introduction to the effective construction of social programs, and the acquisition of agency resources through grant writing and fundraising. Topics include the design and analysis of social programs and the process of preparing a fundable grant proposal. Prerequisite: Completion of social welfare foundation level requirements. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
T 12:00-02:40 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
T 12:00-02:40 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
T 12:00-02:40 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
T 12:00-02:40 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
T 12:00-02:40 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
T 12:00-02:40 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
T 12:00-02:40 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
T 12:00-02:40 PM RC 223 - EDWARDS
3 14358

SW 849 Managing Financial Resources
Focus on the use of resources needed to operate a client centered program. Includes budgeting techniques and their application; use of budgets for decision making, and problems of reallocation. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
T 06:10-08:50 PM RC 227 - EDWARDS
T 06:10-08:50 PM RC 227 - EDWARDS
T 06:10-08:50 PM RC 227 - EDWARDS
T 06:10-08:50 PM RC 227 - EDWARDS
T 06:10-08:50 PM RC 227 - EDWARDS
T 06:10-08:50 PM RC 227 - EDWARDS
T 06:10-08:50 PM RC 227 - EDWARDS
T 06:10-08:50 PM RC 227 - EDWARDS
3 13949

Spring

SW 842 Using Outcomes for Administrative and Advocacy Practice
Emphasis is on the use of information to improve human service program performance. Includes content for the design, implementation, and evaluation of information systems. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

SW 843 Program Management and Supervision
Introduction to client centered human service management including the variety of tasks, roles, and functions of managers. Builds knowledge and skills in effective employee supervision and human resource management including the development of a diverse workforce. Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation requirements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

 

J.D. Requirements

TAB: First Year J.D.

First Year

LAW 804 Civil Procedure
This course will examine all phases of the litigation process in civil actions. Specific subjects covered may include: pleadings; discovery; disposition of cases without trial; the right to jury trial; post-trial motions; appeals; the bases for jurisdiction over persons and property; notice; venue; subject matter jurisdiction; choice of federal or state law in diversity cases; joinder of claims and parties; and preclusive effects of judgments. Required course. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hines, Laura
WRF 11:25-12:20 PM GRN 203 - LAWRENCE
F 09:15-10:10 AM GRN 203 - LAWRENCE
4 17974
LEC Sward, Ellen
WRF 11:25-12:20 PM GRN 107 - LAWRENCE
W 10:20-11:15 AM GRN 107 - LAWRENCE
4 17978
LEC Sward, Ellen
WRF 01:35-02:30 PM GRN 107 - LAWRENCE
F 10:20-11:15 AM GRN 107 - LAWRENCE
4 26463
LEC Hines, Laura
WRF 10:20-11:15 AM GRN 108 - LAWRENCE
R 09:15-10:10 AM GRN 108 - LAWRENCE
4 17977

LAW 806 Introduction to Constitutional Law
An introduction to the law of the United States Constitution, including the historical context and evolution of constitutional principles, methods of constitutional interpretation and analysis, and basic doctrine concerning the structure of government and the protection of individual rights. Doctrinal coverage includes separation of powers, federalism, equal protection, due process, and freedom of religion. Required course. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

LAW 809 Contracts
An introduction to contract law, including topics such as offer and acceptance, consideration, contracts enforceable without consideration, defenses to enforcement of contracts, terms of contracts and their interpretation, performance and breach of contracts, remedies for breach, third-party beneficiaries, and assignments. Required course. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Drahozal, Christopher
MTW 08:10-09:05 AM GRN 104 - LAWRENCE
M 11:25-12:20 PM GRN 104 - LAWRENCE
4 26464
LEC Lucas, Quinton
MTW 08:10-09:05 AM GRN 108 - LAWRENCE
T 09:15-10:10 AM GRN 108 - LAWRENCE
4 22364
LEC Peck, John
MTR 10:20-11:15 AM GRN 107 - LAWRENCE
R 02:40-03:35 PM GRN 107 - LAWRENCE
4 22365

LAW 814 Criminal Law
An introduction to substantive criminal law, including theories of punishment, basic stages of the criminal process, culpability, defenses, parties to crime, conspiracy, attempts, sentencing, homicide, and other selected offenses. Required course. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

LAW 820 Lawyering Skills I
This course introduces students to legal systems and the skills of lawyers. It includes instruction and discussion on legal traditions, legal institutions and legal methods. It focuses on developing students' skills in legal reasoning, writing and research. Students will complete numerous research and writing assignments, culminating in an open memorandum. Required course. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Keller, Pamela
TR 09:15-10:10 AM GRN 203 - LAWRENCE
2 17979
LEC Rosenberg, Joyce
TR 01:35-02:30 PM GRN 106 - LAWRENCE
2 16148
LEC Rosenberg, Joyce
TR 11:25-12:20 PM GRN 201 - LAWRENCE
2 16149
LEC
TR 10:20-11:15 AM GRN 201 - LAWRENCE
2 16767
LEC Six, Betsy
TR 10:20-11:15 AM GRN 104 - LAWRENCE
2 25256

LAW 821 Lawyering Skills II
In this course, students build on the research and writing skills they developed in the first semester and practice additional skills such as client interviewing, negotiation and mediation. Students learn about the expectations and demands of lawyers and the legal profession through instruction on bar admission, professionalism, and ethical advocacy, and by working on assignments in a simulated lawsuit. Student work culminates in an advocacy brief and subsequent oral argument. Required course. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

LAW 826 Property
An introduction to personal property law and to real property law, which includes adverse possession, estates in land, cotenancies, landlord-tenant law, easements, and real covenants, and which may include other private and public land use controls, eminent domain, and conveyancing. Required course. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

LAW 831 Torts I
Fall semester. Development of liability based upon fault. Intentional torts, including battery, assault, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of mental distress, trespass to land and chattels, conversion, and privileges. Negligence, including standard of care, causation, limitation of duty, defenses, and comparative negligence. Survival and wrongful death. Strict liability. Damages. Required course. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC McAllister, Stephen
MTW 09:15-10:10 AM GRN 104 - LAWRENCE
M 10:20-11:15 AM GRN 104 - LAWRENCE
4 21131
LEC Kautsch, Mike
MTW 01:35-02:30 PM GRN 203 - LAWRENCE
W 02:40-03:35 PM GRN 203 - LAWRENCE
4 21132

Upper-class

LAW 873 Commercial Law: Secured Transactions
Introduction to debtor-creditor law, particularly secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code and the Bankruptcy Code. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ware, Stephen
WRF 10:20-11:15 AM GRN 106 - LAWRENCE
3 26501

or

LAW 874 Commercial Law: Payment Systems
A study of the law governing modern payment systems, including checks and other negotiable instruments governed by Article 3 of the Uniform Commercial Code and bank transactions governed by 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Other payment systems that may be examined include credit cards, debit cards, automated clearinghouse payments, stored value cards, wire transfers, and letters of credit. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

and

LAW 908 Evidence
Functions of the court and jury; burden of proof; presumptions; judicial notice; competency of witnesses; examination of witnesses; hearsay rule, with exceptions; opinion evidence; direct examination and circumstantial evidence; "best evidence" rule; standards of relevancy. Required course. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Prater, Dennis
WRF 01:35-02:30 PM GRN 104 - LAWRENCE
3 12280
LEC
WRF 01:35-02:30 PM GRN 127 - LAWRENCE
3 26496

LAW 972 Professional Responsibility
Fall and spring semesters. Must be completed by the time the student finishes 60 hours of law school. Considers some of the history of the profession, training for the practice, the lawyer in the office, the lawyer and the public, the lawyer as lawmaker, limitations on personal conduct, the lawyer as judge, the canons of professional ethics, and many other incidents to the practice. Required course. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hoeflich, Michael
M 01:35-03:35 PM GRN 104 - LAWRENCE
2 12309

In addition to all M.S.W./J.D. program course requirements, students must satisfy the upper-class writing requirement and the Professional Skills Requirement in the School of Law. Please refer to the current School of Law Catalog for details.

In addition to the 37 credit hours of required legal course work (described above), students in the joint M.S.W./J.D. program must complete at least 12 additional hours of crossover or interdisciplinary course work, and also at least one semester of legal clinical work chosen from the course offerings listed in the Clinical Practice Concentration or the Macro Concentration tab, in order to satisfy the educational rationale of both the law and social welfare programs. The offerings differ depending on whether the student is enrolled in the M.S.W. program's social work macro concentration or in its clinical concentration.

TAB: Clinical Concentration

Two of the following courses:

LAW 898 Collective Bargaining and Dispute Resolution
This course is designed to provide the student with: (1) a brief overview of US labor history in the private and public sectors, (2) a review of private sector labor law principles dealing with collective bargaining, (3) an examination of public sector labor law nationally and in Missouri, Kansas and selected other states, (4) an overview of the collective bargaining process, (5) a detailed and practical examination of issues arising during collective bargaining negotiations, (6) an overview of procedures used to resolve bargaining disputes, and (7) an exploration of the types of disputes arising under collective bargaining agreements and the use of grievance and arbitration procedures to resolve such disputes. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

LAW 923 Immigration Law
Topics such as standards for the admission of immigrants; nonimmigrant visas for students, workers, and tourists; the regulation and exclusion of undocumented aliens; legal procedures for admission, exclusion, and deportation; refugee law; and citizenship law. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Yuille, Lua
MT 11:25-12:20 PM GRN 109 - LAWRENCE
2 22369

LAW 931 Introduction to Elder Law
This course is an introduction to many of the legal issues that face a person who is elderly or has a disability, and focuses on the practical aspects of advising such a client. Topics covered are income (including Social Security and SSI), asset management (including Durable Powers of Attorney and living trusts), estate planning, special needs trusts, health care planning and decision making, Medicare, long-term care planning, long-term insurance, Medicaid, housing issues, guardianship, elder abuse, and end of life issues. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Reaves, Craig
R 09:15-11:15 AM GRN 109 - LAWRENCE
2 12301

LAW 979 Patent Practice
This course focuses on the practical application of patent law principles to the practice of patent law, including: assessing patentability, preparing and prosecuting patent applications, and analyzing infringement concepts. Students will examine patent statutes and United States Patent and Trademark rules and guidelines governing patent prosecution, as well as court decisions impacting and interpreting patents. The course will involve in-class and take-home assignments and workshops designed to expose students to situations encountered in actual patent practice, including the preparation o fan opinion of patentability, office action response, and drafting claims. Prerequisite: Intellectual Property. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Cook, Crissa
MW 03:45-05:10 PM GRN 109 - LAWRENCE
3 20304

LAW 993 Public Health Law
A broad view of the problems of disease, treatment, and health care delivery from a population-based perspective. The focus is on collective responsibility for ensuring the conditions for a healthy society and the laws that relate to that objective. Topics may include international human rights and bioterrorism; infectious disease control, such as vaccination, quarantine, and surveillance; problems of urbanization, including sanitation, obesity, and public safety; constitutional rights, such as privacy, free speech, freedom of religion, and regulation of professions; formal and informal regulation through public health authorities and tort liability. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

Three of the following courses:

LAW 860 Alternative Dispute Resolution
This course introduces the student to arbitration, mediation, negotiation, and other methods for resolving disputes. In addition to serving as alternatives to the court system, these processes also play an increasingly important role in litigation and settlement. This is a survey course, which may include exercises to develop skills such as interviewing, counseling, and negotiation. FLD.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Ware, Stephen
RF 02:40-04:05 PM GRN 127 - LAWRENCE
3 12274

LAW 899 Electronic Discovery
This course will explore developing trends in the increasingly prevalent field of electronically stored information ("ESI") in litigation. Students will learn about the various types of ESI and gain an understanding of how the federal rules impact ESI issues. The curriculum will include discussions of recent cases, the amended federal rules of civil procedure, and the best practices in litigating recurring e-discovery issues. The course follows the natural progression of a case, providing students the opportunity navigate e-discovery matters at each step in the litigation process, including: records retention policies, litigation holds, discovery requests, search methods, production and metadata, spoliation sanctions, and ultimate admission of ESI evidence at trial. No advanced computer skills are required for this class. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Castle, Amii
TR 01:35-02:30 PM GRN 201 - LAWRENCE
2 24656

LAW 909 Family Law
Introduction to marriage and the family as the basic social unit in Western society. Topics include marriage, divorce, annulment, separate maintenance, alimony, child custody and support, antenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, adoption, legitimacy, and minority. Practice points include financial planning, tax considerations, and the attorney's responsibility. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

LAW 919 Healthcare Financing and Regulation
Addresses prominent legal and policy issues associated with the delivery of health care. Among these issues: access to care; credentialing of health care personnel; insurance coverage; antitrust strictures; cost containment; and proposals for systemic reform. Covers at least one of the following bioethical issues: organ transplantation; abortion; euthanasia; and rationing of care. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

LAW 935 Juvenile Law
A study of the juvenile justice system, juvenile courts, and the children and youth who come under juvenile court jurisdiction. Among the subjects covered will be: the history and philosophical basis of the juvenile court, child abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights, status offenders, children who commit criminal offenses, taking children and juveniles into custody, search and seizure, interrogation, intake, informal supervision, diversion, protective and temporary custody, pretrial detention, waiver of adult court, and adjudicatory and dispositional hearings. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Sheldon, Jan
M 03:45-05:45 PM GRN 107 - LAWRENCE
2 12303

LAW 973 International Trafficking in Persons Seminar
This course examines case law, legislation and scholarship that comprise domestic and international human trafficking law. Organized to reflect the cross-section of criminal justice, civil and human rights, immigration and international law that frames human trafficking law and policy, this course will examine the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and its doctrinal history, the Palermo Protocol, as well as the implementation and interpretation of human trafficking laws in the criminal, civil and immigration contexts. The course will provide both substantive and practical insight into the role of the human trafficking lawyer as counselor, litigator, and policy maker. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

At least one semester of legal clinical:

Criminal Prosecution Clinic (only open to a third year law student)

Elder Law Externship

Externship Clinic (must have approval of both Law and Social Welfare schools)

Tribal Judicial Support Clinic

Legal Aid Clinic (only open to a third year law student)

Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic

Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies

TAB: Macro Concentration

Two of the following courses:

LAW 875 Construction Law and Litigation
This is an upper-level course that will provide a detailed examination of the law associated with the construction industry. The course will be divided between contract formation issues and litigation issues. The contract formation portion will explore design and engineering services, professional responsibility, bidding, bidding government contracts, contract preparation, subcontracting, indemnity and insurance issues. The course will then focus on litigation issues, including liens, delay claims, construction defects, manufacturer's warranties, and design defects. There will be an in-depth examination of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) and AGC (Associated General Contractors) form documents and the use of ADR in the construction field. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

LAW 973 International Trafficking in Persons Seminar
This course examines case law, legislation and scholarship that comprise domestic and international human trafficking law. Organized to reflect the cross-section of criminal justice, civil and human rights, immigration and international law that frames human trafficking law and policy, this course will examine the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and its doctrinal history, the Palermo Protocol, as well as the implementation and interpretation of human trafficking laws in the criminal, civil and immigration contexts. The course will provide both substantive and practical insight into the role of the human trafficking lawyer as counselor, litigator, and policy maker. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

LAW 925 Employment Law
A study of state and federal regulation of the employer-employee relationship, as distinguished from the regulation of collective bargaining between management and unions. Coverage will include the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Unemployment compensation, and employment-at-will. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

LAW 903 Employment Discrimination Law
A study of the major federal statutes prohibiting discrimination in employment and of constitutional objections to employment discrimination. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

LAW 965 Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations
Focuses on the legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, with primary emphasis on state nonprofit corporation codes and the Internal Revenue Code. Issues covered include allocation of governance responsibility between members and directors, the role of states attorneys general, charitable trust law, obtaining and maintaining tax exemption, private inurement and private benefit, intermediate sanctions, reporting and disclosure requirements, and consequences of unrelated business income. Prerequisite: Business Associations I or Business Organizations and Federal Income Taxation. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hopkins, Bruce
W 09:15-11:15 AM GRN 127 - LAWRENCE
2 17980

Skill: One or more of the following courses:

LAW 950 Law Review
The Kansas Law Review publishes scholarly commentary on the law by professors, practicing lawyers, judges, and law students. Students are selected for membership by competition, and are responsible for publishing five issues of the Review each year. Students select articles for publication, edit the articles, check citations, and write notes and comments for possible publication. Students must enroll for the academic year, for one-two credits per semester. Students enrolled in this course will not be permitted to enroll in the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy. Graded on a Credit/No Credit basis. FLD.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Hines, Laura
Ho, Virginia
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1 12305
FLD Hines, Laura
Ho, Virginia
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 20152

LAW 860 Alternative Dispute Resolution
This course introduces the student to arbitration, mediation, negotiation, and other methods for resolving disputes. In addition to serving as alternatives to the court system, these processes also play an increasingly important role in litigation and settlement. This is a survey course, which may include exercises to develop skills such as interviewing, counseling, and negotiation. FLD.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Ware, Stephen
RF 02:40-04:05 PM GRN 127 - LAWRENCE
3 12274

LAW 866 Business Associations II
Spring semester. A continuation of Business Associations I involving further study of corporate problems. Primary emphasis is on the legal responsibilities of directors and dominant shareholders of both publicly and closely held corporations, and the remedies for enforcement thereof. Also included are brief introductions to corporate capital structure and the Securities Act of 1933. Prerequisite: Business Associations I. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

LAW 939 Labor Law
A study of the federal regulation of union-employer-employee relationships in the private sector. Subjects include employee organizational rights, union collective action, injunctions, federal preemption, the duty of bargain, antitrust limitations, the enforcement of the collective bargaining agreement, grievance procedures and arbitration, the union's duty of fair representation, and internal union affairs. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Delaney, Michael
TWR 03:45-04:40 PM GRN 107 - LAWRENCE
3 22371

LAW 954 Legislation and Statutory Interpretation
This course examines the legislative process, the relationship between the common law and statutes, and statutory interpretation. It focuses primarily on the theoretical and practical aspects of statutory interpretation, including overall theories of interpretation, the canons of statutory interpretation, and the use of legislative history. Because statutory interpretation is a skill needed by all attorneys, the course is designed to be of interest to any student. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

Substantive: One or more of the following courses:

LAW 850 Administrative Law
The separation and delegation of powers. The development of administrative function. Administrative discretion, notice, hearing, jurisdiction, conclusiveness of determination, and judicial control. Examination of current problems in various administrative processes. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Levy, Richard
MTW 03:45-04:40 PM GRN 106 - LAWRENCE
3 17975

LAW 898 Collective Bargaining and Dispute Resolution
This course is designed to provide the student with: (1) a brief overview of US labor history in the private and public sectors, (2) a review of private sector labor law principles dealing with collective bargaining, (3) an examination of public sector labor law nationally and in Missouri, Kansas and selected other states, (4) an overview of the collective bargaining process, (5) a detailed and practical examination of issues arising during collective bargaining negotiations, (6) an overview of procedures used to resolve bargaining disputes, and (7) an exploration of the types of disputes arising under collective bargaining agreements and the use of grievance and arbitration procedures to resolve such disputes. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

LAW 909 Family Law
Introduction to marriage and the family as the basic social unit in Western society. Topics include marriage, divorce, annulment, separate maintenance, alimony, child custody and support, antenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, adoption, legitimacy, and minority. Practice points include financial planning, tax considerations, and the attorney's responsibility. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

LAW 914 Federal Indian Law
Addresses the law and policy of the United States regarding Indian nations and their members. Issues include the origins and contours of federal plenary power over Indian affairs, the scope of inherent tribal sovereignty, the limits of state power in Indian country, civil and criminal jurisdiction, and gaming. (Same as ISP 824.) LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kronk, Elizabeth
MTW 10:20-11:15 AM GRN 109 - LAWRENCE
3 20150

LAW 919 Healthcare Financing and Regulation
Addresses prominent legal and policy issues associated with the delivery of health care. Among these issues: access to care; credentialing of health care personnel; insurance coverage; antitrust strictures; cost containment; and proposals for systemic reform. Covers at least one of the following bioethical issues: organ transplantation; abortion; euthanasia; and rationing of care. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

LAW 920 Health Law and Policy
A survey of significant legal and policy issues, both historical and current, associated with the delivery of health care. Among these issues are the patient-provider relationship, medical malpractice, the right to die, hospital licensing and physician credentialing, medical staff structure, insurance coverage disputes, and current ideas for health care reform. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

LAW 923 Immigration Law
Topics such as standards for the admission of immigrants; nonimmigrant visas for students, workers, and tourists; the regulation and exclusion of undocumented aliens; legal procedures for admission, exclusion, and deportation; refugee law; and citizenship law. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Yuille, Lua
MT 11:25-12:20 PM GRN 109 - LAWRENCE
2 22369

LAW 931 Introduction to Elder Law
This course is an introduction to many of the legal issues that face a person who is elderly or has a disability, and focuses on the practical aspects of advising such a client. Topics covered are income (including Social Security and SSI), asset management (including Durable Powers of Attorney and living trusts), estate planning, special needs trusts, health care planning and decision making, Medicare, long-term care planning, long-term insurance, Medicaid, housing issues, guardianship, elder abuse, and end of life issues. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Reaves, Craig
R 09:15-11:15 AM GRN 109 - LAWRENCE
2 12301

LAW 935 Juvenile Law
A study of the juvenile justice system, juvenile courts, and the children and youth who come under juvenile court jurisdiction. Among the subjects covered will be: the history and philosophical basis of the juvenile court, child abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights, status offenders, children who commit criminal offenses, taking children and juveniles into custody, search and seizure, interrogation, intake, informal supervision, diversion, protective and temporary custody, pretrial detention, waiver of adult court, and adjudicatory and dispositional hearings. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Sheldon, Jan
M 03:45-05:45 PM GRN 107 - LAWRENCE
2 12303

LAW 967 Native American Natural Resources
This course provides a detailed examination of natural resource law as it applies to Indian Country. Among the topics to be discussed are water law, environmental protection, and subsurface property rights. (Same as ISP 882.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

LAW 987 Sovereignty, Self-Determination, and the Indigenous Nations
Examines legal, governmental, political, social, cultural, and economic issues associated with American Indian tribal sovereignty and self-determination. Includes the source and scope of tribal sovereignty; the threats to tribal sovereignty; and the methods by which tribal sovereignty can be strengthened and revitalized. (Same as ISP 883.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

At least one semester of Legal Clinic:

Legislative Clinic

Public Policy Clinic

Tribal Judicial Support Clinic

or

Alternative Legal Clinic (if approved by M.S.W. advisor):

Criminal Prosecution Clinic (only open to a third year law student)

Elder Law Externship

Externship Clinic (must have approval of both Law and Social Welfare schools)

Legal Aid Clinic (only open to a third year law student)

Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic

Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies


Questions?
School of Social Welfare

Margaret Severson
Professor
785-864-8952
mseverson@ku.edu

Becky Hofer
Director of Graduate Admissions
785-864-8956
admissionsMSW@ku.edu

School of Law

Office of Admissions
785-864-4378 or 866-220-3654
admitlaw@ku.edu

Elizabeth A. Kronk Warner
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs,
Professor of Law
785-864-1139
elizabeth.kronk@ku.edu

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