Administered by Department of Finance and Legal Studies
Effective Fall, 2003
98.331 Law and the Legal Environment (3) - Covers the structure of the American legal, constitutional and regulatory system, the nature and sources of law, competing theories of law and the principles of law applicable to business, including administrative law, contracts and the UCC Article 2, torts and products liability, property and criminal law. Students must have earned 30 semester hours before enrolling in this course.
98.332 Business and Commercial Law (3) - Presents basic principles of commercial law (UCC), agency and such topics as debtor/creditor relations, business organizations and ethics. Prerequisite: 98.331.
98.340 Law and Literature (3) - An introduction to law and literature, both as an approach to the reading of legal texts and as a means of addressing issues in law, justice and morality as portrayed in works of fiction and other narratives. Modules include slavery, abortion, the death penalty, Native American law and literature and international law and literature.
98.407 International Legal Environment of Business (3) - Introduction to public and private international law as applied to the increasingly globalized business environment. Cases include: trade law; extraterritorial application of U.S. law; treaty law; U.S.-Japan structural impediments talks; the GATT; the European Community: multinational corporations; and environmental regulation. Prerequisite: 98.331 or consent of the instructor.
98.432 Internship In Legal Studies (3-6)
98.450 Legal Environment of Business (3) - Advanced coverage of topics in government regulation of business through administrative law, legislation and judicial intervention. May include issues in the law of corporate securities, antitrust, environmental regulations and other aspects of legal regulation of the competitive process. Prerequisites: 98.331 and Economics 40.212.
98.460 Employment Discrimination and Affirmative Action (3) - A survey of major federal laws that address equal opportunity in employment and focuses on types of job discrimination outlawed by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Legal and ethical issues relating to affirmative action programs are discussed, as are state and local laws addressing employment discrimination.
98.507 International Legal Environment of Business (3) - Introduction to public and private international law as applied to the increasingly globalized business environment. Cases include: Trade law; extraterritorial application of U.S. law; treaty law; U.S.-Japan relations; NAFTA and the GATT; European Union; multinational corporations; human rights, labor, communications, and environmental regulation in the international system.
98.560 Employment Discrimination and Affirmative Action (3) - The course covers all major statutes, agencies and regulations, and major court rulings, in this important and constantly evolving body of law. It makes use of real cases, contracts and problems, and through case analysis, in-class debates and brain storming, papers and exams, ensures students are both current and competent in the discipline upon completion of its requirements.
98.599 Special Topics (3) - Addresses a variety of topics in law and legal elements and allows the instructor to focus on appropriate current topics in lawn and business. Students should contact the instructor prior to enrollment.