Judicial Studies Degree Courses

These currently-offered courses qualify for credits toward the Master’s of Judicial Studies Degree Program and Judicial Studies Doctoral Program at the University of Nevada, Reno upon successful completion of the course and passing the course exam.

2017 NJC Judicial Studies Degree Courses

Logic and Opinion Writing (JS 621)

March 27 – 30, 2017 | Location Washington, DC | Tuition $1,395 | Conference Fee $499 What’s this?

This course will assist anyone who writes judicial opinions become a more skillful and effective opinion

Enhancing Judicial Bench Skills (JS 624)

April 24 – 27, 2017 | Location Napa, CA | Tuition $1,349 | Conference Fee $499 What’s this?

Do you need a fresh look at your role on the bench? From civility

Special Court Jurisdiction: Advanced (JS 611)

June 5 – 15, 2017 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,699 | Conference Fee $569 What’s this?

This course is designed for special court judges who were recently appointed or elected. The

Evidence in a Courtroom Setting (JS 633)

June 26 – 29, 2017 | Location New Orleans, LA | Tuition $1,395 | Conference Fee $499 What’s this?

This is a highly interactive course in which judges from different jurisdictions

Administrative Law: Advanced (JS 649)

July 24 – 27, 2017 | Location Chicago, IL | Tuition $1,395 | Conference Fee $499 What’s this?

This advanced-level, four-day course for experienced administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers

Decision Making (JS 618)

August 7 – 10, 2017 | Location Big Sky, MT | Tuition $1,349 | Conference Fee $399 What’s this?

This course familiarizes you with the factors that affect the judicial decision-making process

Administrative Law: Fair Hearing (JS 612)

August 14 – 24, 2017 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $1,699 | Conference Fee $569 What’s this?

This intensive two-week course provides newer state and federal administrative law adjudicators with

Effective Caseflow Management (JS 627/JM 690)

December 4 – 7, 2017 | Location Austin, TX | Tuition $1,349 | Conference Fee $499 What’s this?

““Justice delayed is justice denied” (Gladstone). Effective, efficient caseflow promotes justice and upholds the

Schedule subject to change.

2016 UNR Judicial Studies Degree Courses

JS 710 History and Theory of Jurisprudence I* July 11-21
General aspects of law from philosophical, historical and social perspectives: jurisprudence; legal history; courts and the administration of justice; and punishment, culture and society.
JS 720 Comparative Law June 20-30
Comprehensive review of Anglo-American, Continental and Socialist legal systems. Historical and current comparative civil and criminal substantive law (torts and contracts) and procedural differences.
JS 730 Law and Economics July 25-August 4
Examines economic implications and objectives of legal institutions and legal rule making: including common law, public regulations of the market and legal procedures.
JS 740 Medical and Legal Issues July 11-21
Analysis of selected issues, combining scientific/medical and case law perspective. Topics include medical malpractice, informed consent, parents’ rights, birth, AIDS, drug addiction.
JS 750 Criminology: Causation, Enforcement, Responsibility January 4-14
Focuses on major issues in understanding of and policies affecting crime, its control, and the system of criminal justice, including limites of individual responsibility for crime.
JS 775 Independent Study (Ph.D. only and by permission)
Allows pursuit of special topics with supervision. Maximum of 6 credits.
JS 780 Special Topics (Ph.D. only and by permission)
Research special problems related to the judiciary. Maximum of 6 credits.
JS 795 Special Topics (Ph.D. only)
JS 797 Thesis
JS 799 Dissertation (Ph.D. only)
JS 899 Graduate Advisement (by permission)

*This course is taken in two consecutive two-week sessions — two weeks one year, remaining two weeks the following year.

Schedule subject to change.