Law and Society (LAWS)

LAWS 2000  SPECIAL TOPICS IN LAW AND SOCIETY (1-5 credits)

The course content and topic will vary. Please contact the CBA for specific course offerings.

LAWS 3170  ETHICS IN BUSINESS (3 credits)

Application of ethical concepts and principles to moral issues in business: corporate responsibility, discrimination, advertising, competition, whistle-blowing, trade secrets, multinationals, environment, workers' rights, government regulation, investment, bribes, product liability and consumerism.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECON 2200 and ECON 2220.

LAWS 3460  REAL ESTATE LAW (3 credits)

This course is concerned with the sources of real estate law, both cases and statutes, and covers estates in land, conveyances, leases, mortgages, easements, zoning, brokers, contracts, taxes, foreclosures and open occupancy. (Fall, Spring) (Cross-listed with RELU 3460)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): RELU 2410 or RELU 3410.

LAWS 3930  BUSINESS LAW FUNDAMENTALS (3 credits)

LAWS 3930 introduces students to the legal system governing business transactions. This course emphasizes constitutional law, the Common Law, and relevant statutory law. The legal topics covered include litigation and ADR, torts, contracts, Sale of Goods, insurance, international law, and regulation of business.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENGL 1160, CMST 1110, ECON 2200, & MGMT 3200 or MKT 3200 all with 'C'(2.0) or better, 2.5 GPA.

LAWS 3940  LEGAL AND ETHICAL APPLICATIONS (3 credits)

LAWS 3940 exposes students to business organization law and ethics. Emphasis is on business organizations (e.g., agency, partnerships, corporations), financial transactions (e.g., checks, liens, securities), and property (e.g., environment, intellectual). Ethics is a discrete subject area studied and its analytical tools are applied to all of these areas of law.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): LAWS 3930 and ACCT 2020 both with C+ (2.3) or better; 2.5 GPA

LAWS 4220  LEGAL ISSUES IN MANAGEMENT (3 credits)

Overview of the general nature of legal knowledge in human resources administration. The course is designed to alert students of the legal considerations when an employer-employee relationship is established. Discusses how human resource practices have been impacted by recent legal developments, anti-discrimination laws, affirmative action and labor relations. (Spring)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MGMT 3490 with a C+ or better, MGMT 3510 with a C(2.0) or better, and a 2.5 GPA

LAWS 4500  SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN LAW AND SOCIETY (1-6 credits)

Individual investigation of specific problems in the field of business law. (Fall, Spring)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Senior and permission of program chair.

LAWS 4510  LAW AND SOCIETY INTERNSHIP (1-3 credits)

(maximum of 3 credits) Students engage in part time employment in their area of specialization to gain relevant business experience and to practice the skills and concepts learned in the classroom. Supplemental reports and or reading may be required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Permission of internship coordinator; 'C' (2.0) or better in Laws 3930; 2.5 cumulative gpa; junior or senior standing.

LAWS 4910  SEMINAR ON BUSINESS LAW (3 credits)

Contact the instructor since the content will vary from semester to semester, but will have a strong emphasis on current events. The course will focus on one aspect of relationship between government and business, and its related ethical and international law issues. A major student research project is included.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): LAWS 3930 and ECON 2200, its equivalent, or permission of department chair.

LAWS 4930  INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW (3 credits)

This course is designed to inform students interested in international business transactions of the major legal principles governing international law, the major legal systems affecting the conduct of international business transactions, the domestic and foreign policies of the United States which affect business overseas, and foreign business inside American borders.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): LAWS 3930.