Legal Studies Concentration

The Legal Studies concentration emphasizes resolution of commercial disputes, for example disputes arising in a real estate context or in a human resources context, and students with a variety of career goals choose the legal studies concentration. Commercial risk management students choose the concentration to be well positioned to quantify and evaluate alternative resolutions of commercial disputes. This concentration prepares students who are interested in law as a form of critical thinking and analysis of social issues, as well as students pursuing a pre-law curriculum or preparing for a paralegal career. Some graduate track students seek this concentration as preparation for earning a graduate degree in business or for a career in forensic economics. In addition to a broad understanding of the law, quantitative skills are central to the legal studies concentration. Quantitative skills, are needed for estimation of the magnitude of remedies in a commercial context. Risk management requires the ability to be persuasive. Accordingly, written and oral communication skills are important for the legal studies concentration.

Legal Studies Concentration Required Courses
Select 6 credit hours from the following:6
LEGAL AND ETHICAL APPLICATIONS
SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN LAW AND SOCIETY 1
Legal Studies Concentration Business Application Courses
Select two of the following:6
INTERMEDIATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I
LEGAL ISSUES IN MANAGEMENT
FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ANALYSIS
BASIC APPRAISAL PROCEDURES
INTERMEDIATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
RISK MANAGEMENT FOR BUSINESS MANAGERS
Legal Studies Concentration Electives
Select two of the following:6
REAL ESTATE LAW
MANAGERIAL NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES
SEMINAR ON BUSINESS LAW
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
TECHNICAL WRITING ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES
INTERPERSONAL CONFLICT
PERSUASIVE SPEAKING
Total Credits18
1

Students are required to contract with an instructor for LAWS 4500, and the course must be taken for either 3 or 6 credit hours.

Secondary Concentration in Legal Studies

Legal Studies Secondary Concentration Required Courses
Select 6 credit hours from the following:6
LEGAL AND ETHICAL APPLICATIONS
SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN LAW AND SOCIETY 1
Legal Studies Secondary Concentration Law Electives
Select one of the following:3
REAL ESTATE LAW
LEGAL ISSUES IN MANAGEMENT
MANAGERIAL NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES
SEMINAR ON BUSINESS LAW
Legal Studies Secondary Concentration Interdisciplinary Electives
Select one of the following:3
INTERMEDIATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I
INTERMEDIATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ANALYSIS
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
BASIC APPRAISAL PROCEDURES
RISK MANAGEMENT FOR BUSINESS MANAGERS
Total Credits12