Legal Studies Program

Courses

LEGL 225 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS (3)

Examines the nature and sources of law, the U.S. legal system with emphasis on court jurisdiction, procedure, constitutional law, torts, criminal law, and contracts in general and as they relate to business. Students who have successfully completed BULA 225 will not receive additional credit for LEGL 225.

LEGL 226 BUSINESS LAW (3)

Law of agency, partnership, corporations, real and personal property, estates, bankruptcy, commercial paper and secured transactions. Not open to students who successfully completed BULA 226. Prerequisite: BULA 225 or LEGL 225.

LEGL 325 SPORTS LAW (3)

Review of legal background of sports and recreation, analyzing torts, contracts, anti-trust issues, constitutional and labor law. Prerequisite: BULA 225 or LEGL 225.

LEGL 326 ELDER LAW (3)

Court systems, guardianships, estates and trusts, asset planning, and Medicare/Medicaid implications. Prerequisite: junior standing.

LEGL 328 CYBER LAW: THE LAW OF THE INTERNET (3)

An introduction to the law of the Internet including security, online transactions, rights in electronic information, regulating information content and regulating online conduct. Not open to students who successfully complete EBUS 328. Prerequisite: junior major standing.

LEGL 335 EMPLOYMENT LAW (3)

Provides a conceptual and functional analysis of the legal framework of employment relations designed for managers and human resource professionals. Topics include discrimination based on race, national origin, religion, sex, affinity and sexual orientation, age, and disability and other legally protected categories; the hiring process, testing, and performance appraisal; employee privacy; wrongful discharge; employee benefits; health and safety; independent contractors; and labor unions. Students completing this course should be able to understand employment law; comply with laws and regulations; and evaluate rights, obligations, and liabilities in the employment process, from hiring and staffing to compensation and layoff. Prerequisites: LEGL 225; junior/senior standing; BUAD major.

LEGL 407 REAL ESTATE LAW (3)

Examines the fundamentals of real estate transactions from a legal and managerial perspective. Students will learn the real property legal concepts and how they apply to real property transactions. The course will be of interest to students contemplating careers in law, accounting, real estate development, real estate finance, or banking. Topics covered will include the following: the nature of property, land acquisition, types of ownership, finance, management (leasing and landlord-tenant law); disposition of real property; title and insurance, land use regulation, taxation, environmental law and regulation, and recent developments. Prerequisite: junior/senior standing; LEGL 225; BUAD, ACCT, ECON, or EBUS major.

LEGL 413 LAW FOR ENTREPRENEURS (3)

Provides students with exposure to legal issues related to businesses from an entrepreneurial perspective. Students will learn to prepare corporate documents, negotiate legal documents and analyze legal issues across various business disciplines. Students' ability to research and communicate legal principles effectively will be enhanced. Prerequisites: junior/senior standing; LEGL 225 and LEGL 226; BUAD major.

LEGL 427 LEGAL RESEARCH, WRITING AND ADVOCACY (3)

Focuses on developing, improving and enhancing students' analytical, legal research, professional writing, and advocacy skills through the study of law in a manner transferable across business disciplines. The rigors of legal research, analysis, and writing provide students with useful and practical tools that will enhance students' ability to research and analyze facts, circumstances, and issues in any business setting, and then more effectively communicate their findings both orally and in writing. Prerequisites: LEGL 225, LEGL 226 and BUSX 301; junior/senior standing; BUAD major.

LEGL 470 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LEGAL STUDIES (3)

Course content varies with each topic. In-depth study of contemporary business issues as they affect current business law practices. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units provided a different topic is covered. Prerequisite: junior major standing.

LEGL 495 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH LEGL (1-3)

Directed research in specific areas of legal studies. A total of 6 units for any combination of directed readings, independent study and internship is allowed in the legal area of studies. Minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA. Prerequisites: completion of all 200- and 300-level legal requirements and department consent.

Faculty

Senior Lecturer: Quincey Johnson (Director - CBE Writing Program; Director - Professional and Legal Studies)

Lecturers: Fred Lauer, John Seeberger, Lowell Wilson

Clinical Assistant Professor: Gergana Iotina