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.

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.